Past Rhizome Events
Friday, May 9th, 2008 7:30 p.m.
at the New Museum
New Silent Series
Curated by Lauren Cornell

Geographer and artist Trevor Paglen takes us on a road trip through the world of hidden budgets, state secrets, covert military bases, and disappeared people: through a landscape that military and intelligence insiders call the "black world." Over the course of his talk, Paglen leads us from "non-existent" Air Force ...


Friday, April 11th, 2008 7:30 p.m.
at the New Museum
New Silent Series
Curated by Lauren Cornell

Grassroots organizations like MoveOn.org and Meetup.com played a significant role in the lead-up to the 2004 presidential election. Campaign '08 has thus far been a very different project, with some of its most crucial points playing out across YouTube.com, viral marketing, and blogs. For Election '08, leading ...


Friday, March 14th, 2008 7:30 p.m.
at the New Museum
New Silent Series
Curated by Lauren Cornell

Police may be given power to take DNA samples in the street; Patent sought on ‘synthetic life;’ First designer babies to beat breast cancer; Bacteria that grow nanoscale electronic wires; Race to be first to ‘hibernate’ human beings; Skimmed milk direct from the ‘magic cow’.

These lines above are headlines ...


Wednesday, February 13th, 2008 3 p.m.
at the New Museum

Rhizome Curator at Large Marisa Olson leads a conversation with four artists from Montage: Unmonumental Online. Michael Bell-Smith, William Boling, Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung, and Nina Katchadourian will give brief presentations of their work and join in a roundtable discussion of their diverse approaches to practices of appropriating, sampling, remixing, and ...


Friday, January 11th, 2008 7 p.m.
at the New Museum
New Silent Series
Curated by Lauren Cornell

Three multi-media performances that riff off the consequences of youth pop culture and adolescent education. East Coast collective Paper Rad premieres two videos: "Problem Solvers" (2 min, 28) and a short entitled "crank dat spongebob batman dropdead robocop" (3 min, 28), a ride through Youtube narcissism. New York artist Ben ...


Friday, December 14th, 2007 7 p.m.
at the New Museum
New Silent Series
Curated by Lauren Cornell

Riotous and multi-layered, Ryan Trecartin's ambitious videos update moving image practice for the Internet age. His fast-growing body of work explores the impulses and attitudes of a generation whose self-perceptions and relationships are deeply tied to media. Often structured like iChat dialogues, Trecartin’s narratives ricochet between characters and ...


Saturday, December 8th, 2007 3 p.m.
at the New Museum
New Silent Series
Curated by Lauren Cornell

Trecartin's first feature-length video I-Be AREA extends the artist's singular process and style into new territory. Fast-paced and dense with drama, I-Be AREA relates the intertwined stories of an exuberant ensemble, played by Trecartin and dozens of others, as they cope with themes such as cloning, adoption, self-mediation ...