Joseph DeLappe
Since 2002
Works in Reno, Nebraska United States of America

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BIO
Joseph DeLappe is a media artist and educator. Working with electronic and new media since 1983, his work in online gaming performance, installation and sculpture have been shown throughout the United States and abroad. His work engages politics, war, work, play, protest and human/machine relations. Much of his work over the past decade involves taking creative agency in online shooter games and virtual communities. The intent is to create works that are formally and aesthetically engaging while conceptually connecting with the everyday; to reify the ordinary into the extraordinary; to intervene in social and political realities, both real and virtual.

His works have been exhibited throughout the world. Projects have been written about and/or he was interviewed in the following media contexts: Wired.com , Salon.com , The New York Times , CNN domestic and international, NPR (National Public Radio), CBC (Canadian Broadcast Company), and The Sydney Morning Herald . He is a native of San Francisco and has resided in Reno, with his wife and twin daughters since 1993.
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EVENT

Prospectives.09 International Digital Arts Festival


Dates:
Thu Nov 12, 2009 00:00 - Thu Oct 29, 2009

Location:
United States of America

Prospectives.09 International Digital Arts Festival
November 12- 14, 2009, University of Nevada, Reno
http://www.unr.edu/art/prospectives09.html

Exhibit > Present > Perform > Project > NetArt
Prospectives.09 is the international festival showcasing the work of graduate and Phd candidates working across a diverse spectrum of digital arts practice. The festival showcases the work of 37 artists and performers from throughout the United States and internationally (including artists from Australia, United Kingdom, India, South Africa, Chile, Sweden and Portugal).

This event presents a unique opportunity to experience the cutting edge of digital production in the visual, performing and auditory arts. Artists working in and across disciplines were invited to submit works to be considered for five interrelated events: Exhibit; Present/Symposium; Project: A/V; Perform; and NetArt. Venues include: The University of Nevada, Reno, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, Joe Crowley Student Union, Fleishmann Planetarium and Science Center and the Nevada Museum of Art.

Prospectives.09 features a wide range visual and performative media incorporating digital systems, including but not limited to: interactive art, movement/dance, internet art, video art, generative systems, telepresence, computer gaming, electronic music and “mixed reality” performance art.

Event Schedule & Highlights:

Present/Symposium
Thursday November 12th, 10am -12pm and 1pm- 5pm
Joe Crowley Student Union Theater, Third Floor, UNR Campus
FREE
The day features individual presentations by 13 US and internationally invited, cutting edge digital artists. Presentations include descriptions of performance and mixed reality works in Second Life, computer gaming, interactive books, multi-channel experimental video, electronic sculpture and sound.

Including Featured Artists: Georgie Roxby Smith, Victorian College of the Arts, Australia; Christina Corfield, San Francisco Art Institute; Sarah Soriano, University of Denver; Joe Cantrell, UC Santa Cruz; Garnet Hertz, UC Irvine; Carolina Pino, University of Chile; Pete Wardle, Salford University, UK; Aaron Reed, UC Santa Cruz; Karen Niemczyk, Gothenburg University, Sweden
Highlights include: Karen Niemczyk, of the C:Art:Media Masters Program, Gothenburg University/Chalmers, Gothenburg, Sweden, discusses her project “SELF”, an sculptural installation that interacts with viewers who by their existence affect the sculpture, triggering sequences of light movement. http://www.interpolations.org/

Exhibit/Interact
Opening: Thursday November 12, 6:00-8:00pm Festival Opening Reception
Exhibit: Thursday November 12th - Wednesday December 16th, 2009
Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, UNR campus
FREE
Showcasing new works in interactive art by prospective, emerging talent in the digital realm.

Including Featured Artists: Rob Duarte, UC San Diego; Joshua Fishburn, University of Denver; Jason Nelson, Griffith University, Australia; John Walters, University of Michigan; Doo Sung Yoo, Ohio State University; Samson Young, Princeton University; Sven Goyvaerts, Transmedia, Belgium; Johan Bruckner-Cohen, Trinity College, Ireland

Highlights include: Johan Bruckner-Cohen, Phd Candidate Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland presents “Alerting Infrastructure”. The work is a physical “hit counter” in the form of an electric impact drill that literally translates hits to the web site of the University of Nevada, Reno into the physical destruction of the gallery wall by an automated impact drill. http://www.coin-operated.com/projects/alertinginfrastructure.html

Project: A/V
Friday November 13th, 7:00pm
Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center, UNR campus
$6 general, $4 students/children/seniors
Digital works utilizing the full-dome planetarium environment, for immersive, dome-based video projection and experimental audio compositions.

Including Featured Artists: Josh Goldman, University of Cincinnati; George Marie, University of Utah; David Snedegar, University of Utah; Stephanie Dodes, San Francisco Art Institute; Mattia Casalegno, UCLA

Highlights include: Mattia Casalegno, of the UCLA Design and Media Arts program presents "Strutture Dissipative", an audiovisual site-specific projection, Casalegno developed a custom made software in the attempt to digitally synthesize complex patterns and emerging processes found in nature. http://www.mattiacasalegno.net/index.php?/projects/strutture-dissipative/

Perform
Saturday November 14th, 2:00pm
The Wayne and Miriam Prim Theater, Nevada Museum of Art
FREE (Limited tickets available NMA front desk and UNR Sheppard Gallery - 18 and over, some material not suitable for minors.)
An afternoon of six new works in experimental performance art, dance, live sound and video projection.

Including Featured Performers: Giuseppe Di Bella, Slade School London, UK; Natalia Jaegar, Arizona State University; Stephanie Lie, UC San Diego; Tara Rynderes, University of Colorado, Boulder; Karl Mendonca, New School University, NYC; Elle Mehrmand and Micah Cardenas, UC San Diego

Highlights include: “technésexual” by Elle Mehrmand and Micah Cardenas, UCSD, MFA Candidates in Visual Arts. A “mixed reality” live performance on stage at the Nevada Museum of Art and in the online community of Second Life. The performers passionately kiss each other while wearing biometric sensors including heart rate monitors and temperature sensors. The sensor data is computer processed to produce live audio, including the live sound of their heart beats; this audio is transmitted live into Second Life as their avatars kiss, linking their physical bodies to their virtual avatars. http://www.flickr.com/photos/lotu5/sets/72157621943139937/
http://vimeo.com/7240418

NetArt
Online gallery of selected works - internet based artworks, games and portfolio sites.
Posted Online November 12, archived permanently on festival website thereafter
http://www.unr.edu/art/prospectives09/netart.html
FREE

Including Featured Artists: UE Ukpong, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa; J. Coogan, New School, Media Studies, NYC; Aaron Reed, UC Santa Cruz; Jo Mills, University of Wolverhampton, UK; Filipe Pais, Feup, Porto, Portugal; Ignacio Partarrieu and Gabriel Beherns, Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Chile; Jason Nelson, Griffith University, Australia

Highlights include: Jason Nelson, currently completing his Phd at Griffith University in Australia in Net Art and Electronic Literature. His online game “i made this. you play this. we are enemies.” is an art game and interactive digital poem which uses game levels built on screen shots from influential community based websites/portals. Featuring messy hand drawn elements, strange texts, sounds and multimedia layering, the artwork lets users play in the worlds hovering over and beneath what we browse, to exist outside/over their controlling constraints. This project is also featured in the Exhibit/Interact event at the Sheppard Gallery.
http://www.secrettechnology.com/madethis/enemy6.html

Support:

Prospectives.09 is sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Nevada Arts Council, City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission, University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Liberal Arts, School of the Arts, Department of Art and The Digital Media Studio, The Lucy Neider Legacy Fund, The Benna Foundation for Excellence in the Fine Arts, The Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, the Fleischman Planetarium and Science Center, the Nevada Museum of Art and Circus Circus Hotel and Casino.

Images:

Images available on request, please contact:
Joseph DeLappe
775-784-6624
delappe@unr.edu


OPPORTUNITY

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Prospectives.09 International Digital Arts Festival


Deadline:
Mon Oct 05, 2009 00:00

Location:
United States of America

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Must arrive by October 5th, 2009

PROSPECTIVES.09
International Digital Arts Festival
November 12-14, 2009, University of Nevada, Reno

Attention Graduate and Phd Candidates!

Call For Proposals: Exhibit, Play, Present, Perform, Project(full dome)

Deadline for submissions:
DEADLINE EXTENDED! Must arrive by October 5th, 2009

PLEASE READ THE COMPLETE CFP:
http://www.unr.edu/art/prospectives09.html

A limited number of travel/accommodation grants are available and will be
awarded by the festival jurors.

Prospectives.09 will highlight the work of currently enrolled graduate and phd candidates working in experimental digital media at Universities throughout the United States and abroad. Graduate students working in and across disciplines are encouraged to submit works to be considered for this unique opportunity. The event breaks down into five interrelated events/venues: exhibit,
play, perform, project and present.

We invite proposals from currently enrolled graduate and phd students to submit work for consideration. Creative practitioners working in all visual and performative media incorporating digital systems, including but not limited to: interactive art, robotics, movement/dance, computer gaming, net art, full-dome video/animation, generative systems, electronic sculpture, locative media, interventionist practices, electronic music/audio art, experimental theater, performance art, etc. are invited to apply. Collaborations and works in progress are welcome and encouraged.

This event is sponsored by the Benna Foundation for Excellence in the Fine
Arts, The University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Art, The Sheppard Fine
Arts Gallery, the Fleischman Planetarium and Science Center, and the
Nevada Museum of Art.

Contact: Joseph DeLappe delappe "@" unr.edu


OPPORTUNITY

Prospectives.09 CORRECT DATES! International Digital Arts Festival


Deadline:
Thu Oct 01, 2009 00:00

Location:
United States of America

PROSPECTIVES.09
International Digital Arts Festival
November 12-14, 2009, University of Nevada, Reno


Attention Graduate and Phd Candidates!


Call For Proposals: Exhibit, Play, Present, Perform, Project(full dome)

Deadline for submissions: Must arrive by October 1st, 2009

http://www.unr.edu/art/prospectives09.html

A limited number of travel/accommodation grants are available and will be
awarded by the festival jurors.

Prospectives.09 will highlight the work of currently enrolled graduate and phd candidates working in experimental digital media at Universities throughout the United States and abroad. Graduate students working in and across disciplines are encouraged to submit works to be considered for this unique opportunity. The event breaks down into five interrelated events/venues: exhibit, play, perform, project and present.

We invite proposals from currently enrolled graduate and phd students to submit work for consideration. Creative practitioners working in all visual and performative media incorporating digital systems, including but not limited to: interactive art, robotics, movement/dance, computer gaming, net art, full-dome video/animation, generative systems, electronic sculpture, locative media, interventionist practices, electronic music/audio art, experimental theater, performance art, etc. are invited to apply. Collaborations and works in progress are welcome and encouraged.

This event is sponsored by the Benna Foundation for Excellence in the Fine
Arts, The University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Art, The Sheppard Fine
Arts Gallery, the Fleischman Planetarium and Science Center, and the
Nevada Museum of Art.

Contact - please send any questions to: Joseph DeLappe delappe "@" unr.edu


EVENT

Twitter Torture


Dates:
Tue Sep 01, 2009 00:00 - Thu Jul 23, 2009

Location:
United States of America

Gandhi in Prison - A Performative Reenactment in Second Life

Twitter Torture

May 5, 2009- January 26th, 2010

MGandhi is currently in prison This reenactment commenced on May 5th of 2008 to coincide with the 79th anniversary of Gandhi’s post-Salt March imprisonment by the British in 1930.

Media artist Joseph DeLappe aka MGandhi Chakrabarti presents an ongoing, durational reenactment and performative reading in Second Life, Twitter and Facebook. MGandhi is presently online 24 hours a day in his cell for a 9-month reenactment of Gandhi’s 1930 post-Salt March jail sentence. DeLappe inhabits MGandhi daily to interact with visitors and to engage in a performative reading of the recently released and now infamous Bush-era Torture Memos. "Twitter Torture", as commenced on July 4th, 2009, is a durational, performative reading by MGandhi/DeLappe of the torture memos. The live readings performed in Second Life are fed live, to DeLappe’s Twitter and Facebook updates.

MGandhi will be released from prison on January 26th, 2010.

This work is a continuation of MGandhi/DeLappe’s “Salt Satyagraha Online: Gandhi’s March to Dandi in Second Life” which took place from in the Spring of 2008 wherein DeLappe and his avatar walked throughout Second Life using a treadmill converted for use in cyberspace. DeLappe/MGandhi walked 240 miles over the 78th anniversary dates of the Gandhi’s Salt March.

Gandhi in Second Life: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Odyssey/76/12/22

Twitter: http://twitter.com/josephdelappe
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=688347368&ref=name&\_\_a=1
Salt March blog: http://saltmarchsecondlife.wordpress.com/
Website http://www.delappe.net
email: delappe@unr.edu


EVENT

Twitter Torture


Dates:
Wed Jul 22, 2009 00:00 - Thu Jul 23, 2009

Location:
United States of America

Gandhi in Prison - A Performative Reenactment in Second Life

Twitter Torture

May 5, 2009- January 26th, 2010

MGandhi is currently in prison This reenactment commenced on May 5th of 2008 to coincide with the 79th anniversary of Gandhi’s post-Salt March imprisonment by the British in 1930.

Media artist Joseph DeLappe aka MGandhi Chakrabarti presents an ongoing, durational reenactment and performative reading in Second Life, Twitter and Facebook. MGandhi is presently online 24 hours a day in his cell for a 9-month reenactment of Gandhi’s 1930 post-Salt March jail sentence. DeLappe inhabits MGandhi daily to interact with visitors and to engage in a performative reading of the recently released and now infamous Bush-era Torture Memos. "Twitter Torture", as commenced on July 4th, 2009, is a durational, performative reading by MGandhi/DeLappe of the torture memos. The live readings performed in Second Life are fed live, to DeLappe’s Twitter and Facebook updates.

MGandhi will be released from prison on January 26th, 2010.

This work is a continuation of MGandhi/DeLappe’s “Salt Satyagraha Online: Gandhi’s March to Dandi in Second Life” which took place from in the Spring of 2008 wherein DeLappe and his avatar walked throughout Second Life using a treadmill converted for use in cyberspace. DeLappe/MGandhi walked 240 miles over the 78th anniversary dates of the Gandhi’s Salt March.

Gandhi in Second Life: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Odyssey/76/12/22

Twitter: @josephdelappe
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=688347368&ref=name&\_\_a=1
Salt March blog: http://saltmarchsecondlife.wordpress.com/
Website http://www.delappe.net
email: delappe@unr.edu