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-empyre- September 2007: Critical Spatial Practice


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> September 2007 on -empyre- soft-skinned space : "Critical Spatial
> Practice"
>
> Moderated by Renate Ferro (US) and Tim Murray (US) with Millie Chen
> (Canada/US), James Way (Japan/US), Catherine Ingraham (US), Alice
> Micelli
> (Brazil/Germany), Maurice Benayoun (France), Teddy Cruz (US), Markus
> Miessen (UK/Germany)
>
> http://www.subtle.net/empyre
>
> Critical Spatial Practice entails the claiming of social
> responsibility at
> the intersections of art, geography, architecture, and activism. How
> might critical approaches to space and place empower creativity,
> enhance
> artistic activism, and encourage artistic and collaboration? The
> alignment of criticality with cyber configurations of space permits
> especially creative configurations of networks, resources, and
> discussions
> whose resulting configurations range from texts and performances to
> buildings and installations.
> ==============================================================
>
> Moderated by Renate Ferro (US) media artist, Dept. of Art, Cornell
> University, and Tim Murray (US), Curator of the Rose Goldsen
> Archive of
> New Media Art, Cornell University
>
> with special guests
>
> Maurice Benayoun (France) is a transmedia artist who explores the
> potentiality of various media from video, to virtual reality, Web and
> wireless art, public space large scale art installations and
> interactive
> exhibitions. He has designed interactive scenography for large scale
> architectural and exhibition projects. He teaches video and new
> media at
> University of Paris 1 (Pantheon-Sorbonne).
>
> Millie Chen (Canada/US) is an artist, writer, and curator who
> teaches art
> at the University of Buffalo. Her studio practice in Toronto,
> Ontario,
> and Buffalo, New York, includes a project of sonic-video installation
> based on river journeys down the Yangtze in China and the Niagara in
> Canada/USA.
>
> Teddy Cruz (USA) is a Guatemalan-born architect whose work dwells
> at the
> border between San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Mexico, where he
> has
> been developing a practice and pedagogy that emerge out of the
> particularities of this bicultural territory.
>
> Catherine Ingraham (US) is Professor of Architecture in the Graduate
> Architecture department at Pratt Institute in New York City, a
> program for
> which she was Chair from 1998-2005. Her numerous publications on the
> theory and history of architecture include her books, Architecture,
> Animal, Human: The Asymmetrical Condition and Architecture and the
> Burdens
> of Linearity.
>
> Alice Micelli (Brazil/Germany) has been developing a body of work
> focused
> on creating unexpected visualizations of extreme political issues.
> From
> Cambodia to Chernobyl, her conceptual videos and installations provide
> meanings of their own to narratives from places that are difficult to
> reach.
>
> Markus Miessen (UK/Germany) is an architect and writer who leads
> Studio
> Miessen, a collaborative agency for spatial strategy and cultural
> analysis. He is the co-author of Spaces of Uncertainty (with Kenny
> Cupers,
> Muller+Busmann), editor with Shumon Basar of Did Someone Say
> Participate:
> An Atlas of Spatial Practice, and co-editor with Basar and Antonia
> Carver
> of With/Without--Spatial Products, Practices and Politics in the
> Middle
> East.
>
> James Way (Japan/US) is an architect, writer, and designer working in
> Tokyo. He often collaborates on interactive installations that
> explore
> space and movement.
>
>
> Please join us at http://www.subtle.net/empyre
> _______________________________________
>
> Regards
> Melinda
> --
> Dr Melinda Rackham
> Executive Director
> Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT)
> PO Box 8029
> Station Arcade
> South Australia 5000
> ph: 61 8 8231 9037; fax 61 8 8231 9766
> http://www.anat.org.au
> director@anat.org.au
>
> Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) is supported by
> the Visual
> Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and
> Territory Governments; the Australian Government through the
> Australia
> Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and the South Australian
> Government through Arts SA.

DISCUSSION

August 2007 on -empyre- *The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Being in Second Life *


Join us at -empyre- < http://www.subtle.net/empyre> in August 2007
for:

*The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Being in Second Life *

when hostess Melinda Rackham is joined by special guests: Annabeth
Robinson, Patrick Lichty, Stephan Doesinger, Dr Ricardo Peach Christy
Dena, Kathy Cleland, Adam Nash and Dr Fabio Zambetta

Neal Stephenson's Metaverse reigns supreme. One of it's current
incarnations- the multi-user virtual universe Second Life claims a
population of 8 million avatars. SL is embraced by many as an
innovative and safe fantasy scape - enabling play, creativity,
education, companionship, love and lust. It is reviled by some as a
cesspit of antisocial isolationist addictive behavior; and SL is
dismissed by others as simply an over-inflated hype driven commercial
venture expounding the values of property acquisition and commodity
exchange. Whatever your perspective, SL is serious business with an
exchange rate which fluctuates against the $US and an estimated
Second Life avatar electricity consumption equivalent to the average
citizen of Brazil. In this seemingly infinitely expandable universe
aesthetic endeavors, creative constructions and artistic performances
are enacted daily.

---> Annabeth Robinson (UK) is a Second Life Artist focusing on
interactive and sound driven projects, Metaverse consultant and Sim
builder, Lecturer - Design for Digital Media at Leeds College of Art
and Design. aka AngryBeth Shortbread http://www.annamorphic.co.uk/

---> Patrick Lichty (US) is a technologically-based conceptual
artist, writer,independent curator, co-founder of the Second Life
based performance art group, Second Front, animator for the The Yes
Men, and Executive Editor of Intelligent Agent Magazine. http://
www.voyd.com/voyd/

---> Stephan Doesinger (Austria) is a conceptual artist and
architect. His second book "Learning from Sim City," will be
published in September. He initiated Bastard Spaces the 1st Annual
Architecture and Design Competition in SL to be announced at Ars
Elctronica. aka Doesi Beck http://www.doesinger.com/ http://www.sl-
award.com

---> Dr Ricardo Peach (AU) is the Program Manager for the Inter-Arts
Office at the Australia Council for the Arts, which is funding a SL
residency. Born in Volksrust, Mpumalanga in 1968, he and his family
migrated to Perth, Australia in 1980. aka Ricardo Paravane http://
www.ozco.gov.au/grants/grants_new_media_arts/second_life_artist_resid
ency/

---> Christy Dena (AU) is researching changes to art and
entertainment in the age of cross-media production for her PhD at the
University of Sydney. Dena works as an industry strategist, mentor,
educator and journalist. aka Lythe Witte http://www.christydena.com/
http://www.lythewitte.net/

---> Dr Fabio Zambetta (AU) lectures at School of Computer Science
and Information Technology at RMIT University Melbourne and
researcher in the area of 3D embodied conversational agents, 3D
virtual environments, and interactive storytelling. aka Fabio
Forcella http://goanna.cs.rmit.edu.au/~fabio/projects/

---> Kathy Cleland (AU) is a writer, curator and lecturer in the
Digital Cultures Program at The University of Sydney and is currently
completing her PhD investigating avatars, digital portraiture and
representations of the self in virtual environments. aka Bella
Bouchard http://www.arts.usyd.edu.au/departs/digitalcultures/?
page=staff&id=katclela

---> Adam Nash (AU) is a media artist, composer, programmer,
performer and writer who works in networked real-time 3D spaces,
exploring them as live audiovisual performance spaces. His work has
been presented at SIGGRAPH, ISEA, and the Venice Biennale. aka Adam
Ramona http://yamanakanash.net/

---> Dr Melinda Rackham (AU) is the Executive Director of ANAT -
Australia's peak body for artists working with emerging technologies.
Her Ph.D. explored the nature and construction of avatars and multi-
user Virtual Reality Spaces. aka Marina Regina http://www.subtle.net

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Join us at -empyre-
http://www.subtle.net/empyre
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

DISCUSSION

[-empyre-] complete public events for Paper and Pixel Week atDocumenta 12 (with links)


documenta 12 magazines: Kassel 16-22 July 2007

http://magazines.documenta.de/frontend/site.php?
IdPublication=1&IdLanguage=1&NrIssue=1&NrSection&NrArticle26#anker

Paper and Pixel

organised by Alessandro Ludovico and Nat Muller

in collaboration with LabforCulture.org http://www.labforculture.org/

Tuesday 17 July

13:00-14:30 Lunch Lecture, Documenta Halle

How to Survive the Paper Industry

Participants: Simon Worthington (Mute, London) http://
www.metamute.org/ , Alessandro Ludovico (Neural, Bari) http://
www.neural.it/

Moderator: Nat Muller (Rotterdam)

Ever since ink turned into toner and pixel, printed paper has been
struggling to survive as a medium. Yet,
stubborn independent editors are still producing the most endangered
species of paper products: the
independent magazine. By endlessly reinventing content, technical and
economical strategies these magazines
testimony to the distinct qualities of printed publications, such as
periodicity, touch of paper and smell of copy.
Yet, it is precisely the love for the speed of electrons, and an
understanding of the potentials of networked
media, that have inspired the cultural tactics of these magazines;
from print-on-demand, collaborative editing,
sharing content and knowledge, to surfing and playing up to new
economical demands.

16:00-17:30 Screening and Discussion

Ibon Aranberri in dialogue with Pablo Lafuente (London)

Kabinett 1, Documenta Halle

Thursday 19 July

10:30-12:00 The Art of Blogging

Kabinett 2, Documenta Halle

A lecture by Regine Debatty (We-make-money-not-art.com, Berlin).
http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com/

The art of blogging. How blogging is an art and how to make it
successful. The queen of media art blogging
Regine Debatty talks about the king of media art blogs. Ironically
titled, 'we make money not art', the latter is a
unique case in the world of digital art publishing successful,
competent, engaging, and purely digital.

13:00-14:30 Lunch Lecture, Documenta Halle

Processual Aesthetics, Processual Editing: Net-Working

Participants:

Miren Eraso (Zehar, San Sebastian), http://magazines.documenta.de/
frontend/index.php?IdMagazine6, http://magazines.documenta.de/
frontend/index.php?IdMagazinew

Christina McPhee (-empyre-, Sydney), http://www.subtle.net/
empyre , http://magazines.documenta.de/frontend/index.php?IdMagazineY

Patricia Canetti (Canal Contemporaneo, Sao Paulo/Rio de Janeiro)
http://www.canalcontemporaneo.art.br/\_v3/site/index.php?idioma=br

Moderator: Alessandro Ludovico (Neural, Bari) http://
magazines.documenta.de/frontend/index.php?IdMagazineX

Cultural networking has been embodied in different forms through the
various nets of independent publishers.
We will focus on the aesthetics and practices of networking,
collaborative editing and publishing and how that
all ties into what has been called 'processual aesthetics

DISCUSSION

complete public events for Paper and Pixel Week at Documenta 12 (with links)


documenta 12 magazines: Kassel 16-22 July 2007

http://magazines.documenta.de/frontend/site.php?
IdPublication=1&IdLanguage=1&NrIssue=1&NrSection&NrArticle26#anker

Paper and Pixel

organised by Alessandro Ludovico and Nat Muller

in collaboration with LabforCulture.org http://www.labforculture.org/

Tuesday 17 July

13:00-14:30 Lunch Lecture, Documenta Halle

How to Survive the Paper Industry

Participants: Simon Worthington (Mute, London) http://
www.metamute.org/ , Alessandro Ludovico (Neural, Bari) http://
www.neural.it/

Moderator: Nat Muller (Rotterdam)

Ever since ink turned into toner and pixel, printed paper has been
struggling to survive as a medium. Yet,
stubborn independent editors are still producing the most endangered
species of paper products: the
independent magazine. By endlessly reinventing content, technical and
economical strategies these magazines
testimony to the distinct qualities of printed publications, such as
periodicity, touch of paper and smell of copy.
Yet, it is precisely the love for the speed of electrons, and an
understanding of the potentials of networked
media, that have inspired the cultural tactics of these magazines;
from print-on-demand, collaborative editing,
sharing content and knowledge, to surfing and playing up to new
economical demands.

16:00-17:30 Screening and Discussion

Ibon Aranberri in dialogue with Pablo Lafuente (London)

Kabinett 1, Documenta Halle

Thursday 19 July

10:30-12:00 The Art of Blogging

Kabinett 2, Documenta Halle

A lecture by Regine Debatty (We-make-money-not-art.com, Berlin).
http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com/

The art of blogging. How blogging is an art and how to make it
successful. The queen of media art blogging
Regine Debatty talks about the king of media art blogs. Ironically
titled, 'we make money not art', the latter is a
unique case in the world of digital art publishing successful,
competent, engaging, and purely digital.

13:00-14:30 Lunch Lecture, Documenta Halle

Processual Aesthetics, Processual Editing: Net-Working

Participants:

Miren Eraso (Zehar, San Sebastian), http://magazines.documenta.de/
frontend/index.php?IdMagazine6, http://magazines.documenta.de/
frontend/index.php?IdMagazinew

Christina McPhee (-empyre-, Sydney), http://www.subtle.net/
empyre , http://magazines.documenta.de/frontend/index.php?IdMagazineY

Patricia Canetti (Canal Contemporaneo, Sao Paulo/Rio de Janeiro)
http://www.canalcontemporaneo.art.br/\_v3/site/index.php?idioma=br

Moderator: Alessandro Ludovico (Neural, Bari) http://
magazines.documenta.de/frontend/index.php?IdMagazineX

Cultural networking has been embodied in different forms through the
various nets of independent publishers.
We will focus on the aesthetics and practices of networking,
collaborative editing and publishing and how that
all ties into what has been called 'processual aesthetics

DISCUSSION

Opening tonight at Sara Tecchia New York: "Why Can't We All Just Get Along?"


forward from Benjamin Tischer at Sara Tecchia.....

EXHIBITION: WHY CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?

Featuring collaborative pieces by:

Antistrot + Elena Monzo
Robert Brinker + Joseph Scheer
Ludovica Gioscia + Karen Tang
Pamela Joseph + Robert Brinker
Christina McPhee + Benjamin Fink
Christa Parravani + Helen Garber
Clement Price-Thomas + Duston Spear
Roger Ricco + Luke Gilvey
Lucien Samaha + John Movius

DATES: July 9--August 3, 2007
RECEPTION: Monday, July 9, 6 - 8pm

Sara Tecchia Roma New York is proud to present a curatorial experiment.

So there's this text by William Burroughs and Brion Gysin called the
Third Mind. It's about the cut-up, where words or even segments of
film can be randomized and create new forms that make just as much
sense as the original, sometimes even becoming prophetic. This show
isn't really about that, but rather what happens when two artists try
to stay true to their own practices while collaborating on a single
piece. We asked our gallery artists, as well as some new faces, to
choose a partner and make a piece for our summer show. They could do
anything they wanted. No rules.

At the moment of this press release, we've only seen a few results.
Ludovica Gioscia applied her custom silkscreened wallpaper skills to
a pair of sculptor Karen Tang's oversized Ray-Ban sunglasses to make
the best summer sculpture ever. Robert Brinker did one of his
signature cut out patterns over a fancy moth photo by Joseph Scheer
and another with a comic collage by Pamela Joseph. And then there are
drawings that Antistrot did with Elena Monzo. In case you don't know,
Antistrot is already a collective, a group of kids from Rotterdam
that work together on stuff. They're doing a big mural at 3rd Ward.
Monzo's addition is great in that it adds a bit of femininity to the
otherwise macho blood-and-guts subject matter. Very nice.

As for the other pieces, I guess we'll see those when they come in.
Duston Spear and Clement-Price-Thomas supposedly have something
mechanical with the working title, "Tiffany Blood." Some participants
have even refused to give even us a sneak preview. We're actually a
little scared, but scared like a rollercoaster. Fun scared. Not
scarey scared.

SARA TECCHIA ROMA NEW YORK is located at 529 West 20th Street,
between Tenth Avenue and Eleventh Avenue. The gallery is on the
second floor. Summer hours are Monday through Friday, 11am to 6pm or
by appointment. For more information, contact 212-741-2900, or visit
www.saratecchia.com