Thursday, May 29 at the American Museum of the Moving Image
Queens, New York
A special work-in-progress performance, Rebirth of a Nation, by conceptual artist, musician, and writer Paul Miller, otherwise known as DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid remixes D.W. Griffith's "Birth of a Nation," the controversial historical epic that established the rules of narrative filmmaking while portraying the Ku Klux Klan as the saviors of the Civil War.
In Miller's hands, the film is transformed into a meditation on how "myths migrate through the culture's operating system." Miller says, "Remixing this influential film the way a DJ would change a pop tune, I am trying to uncover the blueprints of the future we now inhabit." Miller's work employs a wide variety of digitally created music and multi-media to create a form of post-modern sculpture in the tradition of composers such as John Cage and Afrika Bambaata. He has collaborated with a wide variety of pre-eminent musicians and composers such as Ryuichi Sakamoto, Killa Priest of Wu-Tang Clan, Yoko Ono, and Thurston Moore from Sonic Youth amongst others.
This one-hour performance will be followed by a discussion with the artist. Tickets ($15 public / $10 members) can be purchased in advance by calling the Museum at 718-784-4520.
The event is part of Thursdays, an ongoing series of artist talks and performances, presented in conjunction with DigitalMedia, the Museum's highly acclaimed gallery space focused on creative, probing, and playful explorations of the digital moving image and software-based art.
For more information visit www.movingimage.us/thursdays.
Thursday, May 8
The three artists who comprise 242.pilots, HC Gilje (Norway), Kurt Ralske (U.S.), and Lukasz Kysakowski (Poland), use laptops and custom-made software in live performances to dynamically generate video and sound. Their performance will be structured as a series of solos followed by the group working collaboratively with a guest musician, much like a jazz ensemble, to create a layered image and soundscape. The resulting composition evolves through creative exchange and non-verbal communication. Described by The New York Times as "an intriguing, compelling alliance of sound and motion," the group's current DVD project, 242.pilots Live in Bruxelles, won the 2003 Image Award at Berlin's Transmediale festival. The 242.pilots' performance is cosponsored by Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center.
Tickets ($12 public / $8 members) can be purchased in advance by calling the Museum at 718-784-4520.
This event is part of Thursdays, an ongoing series of artist talks and performances, presented in conjunction with DigitalMedia, the Museum's highly acclaimed gallery space focused on creative, probing, and playful explorations of the digital moving image and software-based art. For more information visit www.movingimage.us/thursdays.
at the American Museum of the Moving Image
Thursday, March 6, 2003
Thursdays Evening Artist Talks and Presentations Begin with Christian Marclay at the American Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, NY
Christian Marclay will discuss his work following screenings of TELEPHONES and UP AND OUT
Program Date: January 9, 2003 at 7:30 p.m.
UP AND OUT
(Christian Marclay, 1998, 100 mins.)
(Christian Marclay, 1995, 7 mins.)
Christian Marclay Talk and Discussion
UP AND OUT synchronizes the visual footage of Michelangelo Antonioni's celebrated 1966 film BLOWUP with the soundtrack and dialogue of BLOW OUT, Brian De Palma's 1981 homage to the Antonioni classic. TELEPHONES is a video work which uses Hollywood film clips to recreate the scenario of the human encounter with the telephone.
For more information, visit www.movingimage.us.
Museum Opens 'DIGITALMEDIA,
Artistic Research Science Fair
D. Graham Burnett, Sal Randolph, Steve Rowell, Brooke Singer, and Alexandra P. Spaudling
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 12:30–2:00 p.m.
Education Classroom B, mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, Museum of Modern Art, New York
The included projects are long-term, multifaceted endeavors that are rarely represented in traditional venues such as museums or galleries, making this session a unique opportunity to learn about them through a direct dialogue with their creators. The program concludes with a round-table conversation among the artists, moderated by D. Graham Burnett, focusing on such questions as: Can science and scholarship be the medium of the artist? What can be learned from the contrast between the creatively driven approach of artistic research and the focused methodology of empirically oriented investigative practices? What happens at the intersection of precise knowledge and infinite possibility? D. Graham Burnett is an editor at Cabinet magazine and teaches at Princeton University.
Ricardo and I have a project in the new exhibition, Strange Invitation, at the amazing Franklin Street Works Gallery in Stamford, CT. Opening is this SAT 5-8pm.
My photograph Quanta Resources, Pittston, PA, from the Sites Unseen series is included in the exhibition Gatsby Revisited in the Age of the One Percent from March 13 – April 15 at the Contemporary Art Gallery on the campus of UConn, Storrs.
Other artists are: Tina Barney, Man Bartlett, James Casebere, Jessica Craig-Martin, Patricia Cronin, Sebastan Errazuriz, Shepard Fairey, Eric Fischl, Charles Hagen, Alex Katz, Robert Longo, Julian Opie Martin Parr, Julika Rudelius and Elizabeth Shrier.
Closing reception on April 15th!
ExcessNYC (Ricardo and I!) will participate in this panel on March 30th. Looking forward, the panelists look great.
With Food in Mind is thrilled to participate in the 2013 Just Food Conference. In our conference session, artists will offer practical advice on using food as medium or material when working to foster social change.
Attendees will hear from Atom Cianfarani, sustainable designer and co-author of A Roof Grows in Brooklyn: The Do-It-Yourself Green Roof Workbook; Jason Gaspar, multimedia artist and artist-in-residence at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum; Lisa Gross, artist and chairman/founder of The Boston Tree Party; Tattfoo Tan, artist; and Brooke Singer & Ricardo Miranda Zuniga, collaborating artists on ExcessNYC. All of these artists are responding to the challenges and concerns of feeding populations sustainably by creating local, community-oriented, and aesthetically conscious models.
Making Art with Food in Mind will take place on Saturday, March 30 from 10:30am to 11:45am at the Food & Finance High School in New York City. Purchase tickets here.
There is an interesting essay, The Migration of Social Exchange, recently posted on Hyperallergic by James Holland. He mentions my Databody piece from spring 2001 (yes, prior to 9/11). Nice that it is still relevant after over a decade. This is a thoughtful piece that ruminates on the changing landscape of what it means to be social.
Ricardo and I gave a short presentation on ExcessNYC at this cool “conceptual” farmers market at the Hall of Science organized by Liz Slagus last weekend.
I am giving a talk tonight with artist and sometime collaborator, Stefani Bardin, at NYU’s ITP. See the link for details. Should be fun & lively! The event is titled : INPUT / OUTPUT: POLLUTION / SOLUTION: BODIES / SITES. Thanks to Marina Zurkow for organizing.
I have two photographs in Peekskill Project V at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art in Peekskill, NY. There is a lot of great work from artists like Brandon Ballengée, Diana Cooper, Jeffrey Gibson and Ellen Harvey.