Fereshteh Toosi
Since 2005
Works in New York United States of America

Fereshteh Toosi is an interdisciplinary artist whose work has been shown at Groupe Intervention Vidéo in Montréal, Transformer Gallery in Washington DC, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, Space 1026 in Philadelphia and the Boston Center for the Arts. She uses cultural icons to explore current events and popular mythologies through projects in digital media, performance, and public intervention. She is currently serving on the international advisory board for London's Elastic Residence gallery and has recently taught digital media in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Born in Shiraz, Iran, she holds a BA from Oberlin College and an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University. In August 2007, Fereshteh will begin a fellowship in arts and civic engagement at Syracuse University. Her portfolio is available at http://fereshteh.net
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call for submissions: slide show lecture/video

Sat Jun 02, 2007 20:51


WHAT: Artists and activists are asked to submit outrageous, playful,
somber, or weird slide show lectures (aka Powerpoint/Keynote) about
sustainable living, local foods, carbon emissions, ecological issues,
green design, etc.

CONTEXT: This will be part of a 4-day exhibition called "You're not as
green as you are cabbage looking", in which a Washington DC art
gallery will be transformed into a mock accountants' office (H&R
Cabbage), where visitors will be able to receive a report of their
carbon footprint.

MEDIA: Video documentation of slide lecture/presentation or live
performance of slide lecture/presentation. Running time should be 3-10

WHEN & WHERE: Screening of presentations will take place at
Transformer Gallery in Washington DC on Thursday 2 August 2007,

WHY: If Al Gore could do it, we can do it better. The presentations
should interpret environmental subjects broadly: taking wild creative
liberties, giving a straightforward presentation chock full of
information, or a little of both. How can we exploit the theatrical,
educational, or absurd aspects of this type of information

DEADLINE: Please submit videos (NTSC mini-DV, VHS, or DVD) or detailed
proposals for live performances of your slide lecture postmarked by 20
July 2007. If you propose a live presentation, please keep in mind
that there is no stipend or funding for travel to DC. Only submissions
with SASE will be returned.

H&R Cabbage
317 51st Street
Virginia Beach, VA, USA 23451

QUESTIONS: garbagepatchkids@gmail.com


Stay Free! call for artists - with $100 prize

Wed Jul 12, 2006 14:53

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Stay Free! a re-mix contest
Deadline: 1 September 2006 postmark
Award for best entry: $100 USD

Your mission is to creatively reinterpret 2 songs written by Lennon/Ono and the Stones in the early 1970s about black activist Angela Davis through a re-mix, cut-up, cover version, video, website, anything goes. There are no rules except that entries should respond to the songs and their relationship to Angela Davis and her activism. Please go to the project website http://www.dancedancerevolutionary.org/free.html to hear the songs and learn more. A panel of judges will rate entries for an award of $100 USD. A matching donation will be made to the Prison Activist Resource Center in California. Entries will not be used for commercial purposes.

The contest submission deadline is 1 September 2006, postmarked. Please go to the project website: http://www.dancedancerevolutionary.org/free.html for an entry form or contact dancedancerevolutionary[at]gmail.com for more information.


electric sheep blog project

I have given up all former resistance to the blogosphere and I need your help for my latest project to succeed. Blog art is like mail art, doomed to failure if people don't participate. Please send your dreams and stories to the address below.

ELECTRIC SHEEP -- http://electric-sleep.blogspot.com -- is a blog
dedicated to the infiltration of our sleep by the presence of
electronic media. Have you had dreams (in the literal sense, while
sleeping) that featured electronic media: internet, television, video
games, radio, mobile phones, etc? Maybe you were smooching Jerry
Seinfeld or maybe you found yourself confronted with a dysfuntional
during a dream. Was it creepy? Is it comforting? Send your stories of
media-infiltrated dreams to me and I will post them on the blog:

Please feel free to forward far and wide.
Thank you,