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BIO
Conceived in nine evenings and born in May '68, American media artist Andy Deck lives and works in New York City. Deck makes public art for the Internet. Much of his online work demands participation, blurring the lines between communication and creativity, and between independent and collaborative expression. He is a co-founder of Transnational Temps, an environmental art collective. He is the founder of Artcontext, which explores collaborative processes and media politics in the context of art and connectivity, blurring familiar formal categories with hybrid phenomena like network drawing spaces, game-like search engines, written pictures, and informative art.
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EVENT

Spill >> Forward


Dates:
Fri Jul 30, 2010 00:00 - Wed Jul 28, 2010

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Opening: July 30th, 2010
MediaNoche's gallery space at corner of 102nd Street / Park Ave.
New York City (Manhattan)
6-8:00 pm
Exhibition running from July 30 - September 14, 2010
Hours: Wednesday - Friday, 3-7pm

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Responding to what has been called the United States' worst ever environmental crisis, the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico frames this forward-looking group exhibition. Following on the heels of a decidedly unsuccessful round of climate negotiations in Copenhagen, the months of news coverage of oil gushing into the Gulf have provoked widespread unease with business as usual. As BP desperately attempts to recover both the oil and its public image, artists and designers from around the world are wrestling with the question of sustainability in the aftermath of these shocking events.

The Deepwater Horizon accident coincided with the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, a custom that itself came about partly in response to the Union Oil Platform A oil spill in Santa Barbara (1969). That spill, relatively small in comparison, catalyzed an environmental movement and the formation of the Environmental Protection Agency in the United States. It remains to be seen what lessons and institutions may arise from this summer of junk shots and containment domes, but there can be little doubt that the stakes are high. The Gulf of Mexico, already reeling from deoxygenated 'dead zones' due to pollution arriving via the Mississippi River, now faces unprecedented ecological challenges stemming from both the oil and chemical dispersants. Moreover, these events call attention to the problem of fossil fuel dependency in this era of global warming. The passionate and incisive responses of contemporary artists, unencumbered by journalistic norms of decorum, are an opportunity to see these historic events through the eyes of others who are fed up with humanity's unintended war on the environment.

Online exhibition
http://artcontext.org/act/10/spillForward/

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MediaNoche is the place where art, technology and community converge. We offer artists working in new media exhibition space and residencies in order to provoke a dialogue that blurs all lines of marginality and alterity. Unique among art and technology groups, MediaNoche is directly linked to the oldest Latino community of New York City, Spanish Harlem, and has showcased a roster of local and international new media artists. http://MediaNoche.us

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Transnational Temps is an international arts collective concerned with ecology, sustainability, and media. Since its formation in 2001 it has produced a series of critically acclaimed works and exhibitions under the banner Earth Art for the 21st Century. Working primarily from Europe and the United States, works to date have emphasized participation, tactical media, and spanning the sometimes awkward divide between activist advocacy and aesthetics. http://TransnationalTemps.net


OPPORTUNITY

Spill >> Forward


Deadline:
Tue Jul 20, 2010 00:00

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The disaster in the Gulf of Mexico frames this exhibition, presented by Transnational Temps and hosted by MediaNoche.

http://transnationaltemps.net/spill/
Deadline for submission: July 20th, 2010

Responding to what has been called the United States' worst ever environmental crisis, the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico frames this forward-looking group exhibition. Following on the heels of a decidedly unsuccessful round of climate negotiations in Copenhagen, the months of news coverage of oil gushing into the Gulf have provoked widespread unease with business as usual. As BP desperately attempts to recover both the oil and its public image, artists and designers from around the world are wrestling with the question of sustainability in the aftermath of these shocking events.

The Deepwater Horizon accident coincided with the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, a custom that itself came about partly in response to the Union Oil Platform A oil spill in Santa Barbara (1969). That spill, relatively small in comparison, catalyzed an environmental movement and the formation of the Environmental Protection Agency in the United States. It remains to be seen what lessons and institutions may arise from this summer of junk shots and containment domes, but there can be little doubt that the stakes are high. The Gulf of Mexico, already reeling from deoxygenated 'dead zones' due to pollution arriving via the Mississippi River, now faces unprecedented ecological challenges stemming from both the oil and chemical dispersants. Moreover, these events call attention to the problem of fossil fuel dependency in this era of global warming. The passionate and incisive responses of contemporary artists, unencumbered by journalistic norms of decorum, are an opportunity to see these historic events through the eyes of others who are fed up with humanity's unintended war on the environment.

>>

MediaNoche is the place where art, technology and community converge. We offer artists working in new media exhibition space and residencies in order to provoke a dialogue that blurs all lines of marginality and alterity. Unique among art and technology groups, MediaNoche is directly linked to the oldest Latino community of New York City, Spanish Harlem, and has showcased a roster of local and international new media artists. http://MediaNoche.us

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Transnational Temps is an international arts collective concerned with ecology, sustainability, and media. Since its formation in 2001 it has produced a series of critically acclaimed works and exhibitions under the banner Earth Art for the 21st Century. Working primarily from Europe and the United States, works to date have emphasized participation, tactical media, and spanning the sometimes awkward divide between activist advocacy and aesthetics. http://TransnationalTemps.net

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DISCUSSION

2010 Artcontext Calendar


The Artistic License Calendar

The 2010 edition of the Artcontext Calendar marks three
decades of calendars from by Andy Deck. Since the
mid-1990s the project has often engaged public participation
through websites made by the artist to generate images
and texts.

This year's calendar leverages the recently announced
Artistic License site, which lets visitors produce an
official-looking ID proclaiming them to be just about
anything they can think of. This performative series
of images is incorporated into the calendar in both free
and printed editions.

Beginning in late December, all the pages will be freely
downloadable as PDF files. At present, orders are being
accepted for a full-color printed edition at a modest price.

It should be noted that for another week, participation is
still open, so if you'd like to appear in the 2010
Artcontext Calendar you should visit Artistic License soon.
If you do, and you decide to buy the calendar, your laminated
Artistic License will be added to the shipment.

You will not only have a distinctive calendar, you will be
a card carrying artist and a participant in a 30 year
calendar project begun by the artist in 1979.

http://artcontext.net/calendar/
http://artcontext.net/artisticLicense/

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EVENT

2010 Artcontext Calendar


Dates:
Tue Dec 15, 2009 00:00 - Wed Dec 09, 2009

Since 1979 Andy Deck has made annual calendars, often featuring work produced collaboratively through online software. Such is the case with the 2010 edition, which relies upon participation to produce 'Artistic Licenses' which are incorporated into this multi-edition calendar. The first month's PDF file for the free edition has been posted and orders are being taken for the pre-printed version.

Until December 15th, contributions are still being accepted via the Artistic License site:
http://artcontext.org/artisticLicense/. Each participant is also eligible for a free laminated edition of his/her Artistic License.

The success or failure of the overall collection depends largely on public participation, referrals, and word-of-mouth, so please pass along the URL in the upcoming week. While hundreds have already participated in the project, hundreds more are needed to finish the calendar as it should be.

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DISCUSSION

Artistic License


I know there are people lurking around here who are operating without a license.

Choose from among these rationales for participation or invent your own:

» Leverage artifice to offset erosion of freedoms
» Recoup time honored forms of play
» Engage the joy of distortion, omission and irony
» Gain free admission to arts friendly establishments
» Incite the envy and respect of some peers
» Contribute to expansion of the creative commons
» Exploit offer for a free product