Sounds like a spammers dream, huh. Well, unfortunately for them (luckily for us) that's not exactly what this headline is about. It's actually about a project that has been set up between The British Library [bl.uk] and Microsoft (yes, yes, the evil empire. I never thought I'd mention that word in this here blog either) Live Hotmail to document the inane babble that fills the Britain's inboxes on a daily basis. To add to the static visit [newhotmail.co.uk/emailbritain].
Preserving the Future: Innovative Strategies for Saving New Media
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)
535 West 22 Street (10th and 11th Avenues)
New York, NY
IMAP is pleased to offer an overview of the current state of the media preservation field. This panel follows the launch of the comprehensive web resource, the EAI Online Resource Guide for Exhibiting, Collecting & Preserving Media Art ( http://www.eai.org/resourceguide), for which IMAP created the Preservation section ( http://www.eai.org/resourceguide /preservation).
Four panelists with expertise in archives, museums, art conservation and technology, will share recent developments and best practices in care and conservation of single-channel, video installation and new media art.
Drawing from the extensive research that was compiled for the Preservation section of the Online Resource Guide, this panel is geared to media arts professionals, archivists, conservators, artists and other caretakers of media collections, who will learn pragmatic information and strategies for tackling media preservation challenges.
Jeff Martin, Independent Media Archivist (moderator)
Ann Butler, Senior Archivist, Fales Library & Special Collections, NYU
Glenn Wharton, Special Projects Conservator, MOMA; and Research Scholar, Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts and Museum Studies, NYU
Francis Hwang, Artist and Software Engineer
Julianne Swartz, installation view, 2007, Maple, hardware, electronics, soundtrack (box made by Ken Landauer)
Josée Bienvenu gallery is pleased to present Julianne Swartz's second solo exhibition in New York. Swartz's new work body of work uses sound and movement to articulate an architecture of frailty. The sculptures embody metaphors for tender communication, the fragility of the body, and the vulnerability and potency of the human heart.
The exhibition includes eight kinetic sculptures and three sound works. Made with clock motors, steel wire, and cement, the sculptures carry suspended text, objects or tiny lights. Wire structures amplify and morph the motion of each second passing: measured time becomes figural movement. The carefully calibrated weight and shape of each sculpture draws its movement: awkward, spasmodic, trembling or swaying.
Lisboa 20 Arte Contemporanea launches next Thursday, May 24th, LX 2.0 Project's new comission: Manhã dos Mongolóides (Morning of the Mongoloids) by Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries.
For LX 2.0, Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries created the Portuguese version of Morning of the Mongoloids, the laughable, yet tragic (and extremely ironic) story of a white man who wakes up after a night of “drunken partying” to find himself no longer who he used to be. Without any motive or underlying logic, the man wakes up and gradually realizes he is Korean. He looks Korean, he speaks Korean and he lives in Seoul, when just the night before he was a white man living in a western country. The piece is a delightful insight on the prejudiced views towards Asian cultures and specially, Korean culture. Not only are we faced with the main character’s stereotypes of Asian people, as he gradually comes to terms with the improbable change, we, westerners, are confronted with our own biased views of the rest of the world.
Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries
For Immediate Release
The Kitchen presents A lab is a lab is a lab
The Kitchen presents an evening of live-cinema featuring unique collaborations between sound and image makers. Utilizing unusual instruments and sound sources including the theremin, brainwave monitors, oscilloscopes, contact microphones, anamorphic lenses, and the magic lantern, participating artists Maria Chavez, Angie Eng, Bradley Eros, Andy Graydon, Sarah Ibrahim, Zach Layton, Anthony Ptak, Joel Schlemowitz, Lary Seven, Ray Sweeten, and Keiko Uenishi will explore the subversions and rediscoveries connecting science, mystery, and desire. Organized by artist and curator Bradley Eros and Assistant Curator at The Kitchen Matthew Lyons, this event will take place at The Kitchen (512 West 19th Street) on Thursday, May 24 at 8pm. Tickets are $5.