Chris Barr
Since 2005
Works in Buffalo, New York United States of America

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Chris Barr is a interdisciplinary artist interested in the intersections of new media and lived experience.
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Transmediale "Overview" from tagr.tv


Reminds me of a project I did a couple of years ago:

http://www.chrisbarr.net/art/umbrella
http://underanumbrella.com/

It is interesting how it creates an intimate space within a much larger space.

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Re: Re: Bureau of Workplace Interruptions


Lauren:

I am guessing that you mean area in a geographic sense, in which case there is no specific area that we are limited to. Because we use telephone, email, and snail mail, we are able to interrupt people around the world. For in-person visits however, we are limited to the spots where our agents are located, which include Buffalo, NYC, Ohio, West Virginia, Australia, and a few others. Also, we all travel, which gives us other opportunities to create live interruptions wherever we are.

--chris

Lauren Cornell wrote:

> interruptive technology! thats great.
>
> maybe i missed this, but is there a specific area that BWI covers?
>
> lauren
>
> > LOVE this.
> >
> > thanks Chris.
> >
> > S
> >
> >
> > On Mar 16, 2006, at 10:46 AM, Chris Barr wrote:
> >
> >> Hi Rhizomers,
> >>
> >> This message is to announce a new participatory project, The Bureau
> >> of Workplace Interruptions.
> >>
> >> http://www.interruptions.org
> >>
> >> The Bureau of Workplace Interruptions is an "intimate bureaucracy"
> >> created to challenge our relationship to efficiency and
> >> productivity. BWI uses interruptive technology such as email, snail
> >> mail, and the telephone, as well as in-person visits to create
> >> invisible theatre that steals time from the realm of work and
> capital.
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> Chris
> >> +
> >> -> post: list@rhizome.org
> >> -> questions: info@rhizome.org
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> >> +
> >> Subscribers to Rhizome are subject to the terms set out in the
> >> Membership Agreement available online at http://rhizome.org/info/
> >> 29.php
> >
> > +
> > -> post: list@rhizome.org
> > -> questions: info@rhizome.org
> > -> subscribe/unsubscribe:
> http://rhizome.org/preferences/subscribe.rhiz
> > -> give: http://rhizome.org/support
> > +
> > Subscribers to Rhizome are subject to the terms set out in the
> > Membership Agreement available online at
> http://rhizome.org/info/29.php
> >
>

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Bureau of Workplace Interruptions


Hi Rhizomers,

This message is to announce a new participatory project, The Bureau of Workplace Interruptions.

http://www.interruptions.org

The Bureau of Workplace Interruptions is an "intimate bureaucracy" created to challenge our relationship to efficiency and productivity. BWI uses interruptive technology such as email, snail mail, and the telephone, as well as in-person visits to create invisible theatre that steals time from the realm of work and capital.

Thanks,
Chris

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17 Minutes


Every 17 minutes, someone commits suicide in the United States." 17 Minutes is a video blog/performance project. Each day I spend 17 minutes standing next to a tree, collapsing at end of the duration. Using time as a signifer this ritual offers a place of reflection to the viewer and the artist, and deals with the specific circumstance of my own brother's suicide. As a reenactment it aims to be reminder of the life I am engaged in.

The project uses with the diaristic nature of blogs to move personal moments into the public/political sphere.

View the project at http://www.17minutes.org

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Chris Barr is Available on Thursday


“Chris Barr is Available on Thursday”, is a collaborative live art and documentary project initiated via the web. For the months of March and April visitors to my site are encouraged to schedule actions, events, ideas, and situations which I will perform each Thursday. With this piece I hope to investigate some issues of authorship and collaboration, body and self as commodity, and artist as social organizer.

For information or to participate visit: www.availableonthursday.com