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kanarinka, a.k.a. Catherine D’Ignazio, is an artist and educator. Her artwork is participatory and distributed – a single project might take place online, in the street and in a gallery, and involve multiple audiences participating in different ways for different reasons. Her practice is collaborative even when she says it’s not. Her artwork has been exhibited at the ICA Boston, Eyebeam, MASSMoCA, and the Western Front among other locations.

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DISCUSSION

Art Interactive Opens its third Season with Groundbreaking Sound and Light Exhibition


Any rhizomers in the Boston area - hope you can make it!

Best,
Kanarinka

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Art Interactive Opens its third Season with Groundbreaking Sound and Light
Exhibition

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:

Catherine D

DISCUSSION

Re: Info on Digital/Media Art MFA Programs


Hi Laurie --

I suggest looking into the innovative, low-residency MFA program at the
Maine College of Art -- www.meca.edu. They have a unique approach to art
practice that includes new media, theory, and lots of productive
critique. They also partner students with a practicing artist as an
advisor for an entire year (so if you have someone you want to work
with, you can bring them in as your advisor).

This program is the future of MFA arts education.

I'm happy to answer any specific questions you might have about the
program.

best,
kanarinka

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-list@rhizome.org [mailto:owner-list@rhizome.org] On Behalf
Of Laurie
Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2004 3:00 PM
To: list@rhizome.org
Subject: RHIZOME_RAW: Info on Digital/Media Art MFA Programs

hello... this is my first post to Rhizome!

I am currently preparing my portfolio and researching graduate programs
to apply for my MFA in digital/new media art. It's been challenging b/c
many of them have a career slant towards commericial art and design
(which I don't want), and the programs are widely varying in curriculum
and structure.

I am now trying to approach my search by looking for specific teachers I
would like to work with, rather than focus on the school's reputation or
program, since I don't feel like i'm finding quite what i'm looking for.
My background is in digital video, graphic design, interactive design,
and traditional fine art... so I don't need to learn the technology or
how to draw so much, but rather the means and support to channel that
technology and fine arts concepts into meaningful, interesting artworks.

So far, i've looked at and met w/ people from SVA, New School, NYU
(Tisch), and Art Institute of Chicago. I'm researching programs at:
UCSD, Pratt, Columbia, RISD and Royal School of Art.

Any comments or advice would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you!
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DISCUSSION

Infinitely Small Things in NYC - TUESDAY - A Public Expedition (rescheduled)


Hello all,

A few things in this email:

+ Public Expedition in NYC on Tuesday, August 10th
+ Mike Hall - excellent videographer for hire
+ The Institute for Infinitely Small Things

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
1 - Public Expedition in NYC on Tuesday, August 10th
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

The last public expedition for infinitely small things got flooded by
unexpected thunder storms in New York City, so please consider attending the
rescheduled expedition!

Join us for a Public Expedition to find infinitely small things in Chelsea,
NYC. The Analysis of Infinitely Small Things is part of the show 1:100
curated by glowlab at the DCKT Contemporary. The first public expedition is
coming up this Tuesday - here are the details:

WHAT: Public Expedition to find infinitely small things

WHERE: Meet at the DCKT Contemporary - 537 W. 24th St. between 10th & 11th

WHEN: This Tuesday, August 10th @ 6PM. The expedition will last between 1-2
hours.

POST-EXPEDITION: Rumor has it that renowned collaborative artist Cesare
Pietroiusti is speaking at 16 Beaver (http://16beavergroup.org) on Tuesday
night, so the expedition will move over there if that turns out to be true.

PRESS CONTACT:
kanarinka
Co-Director, iKatun
kanarinka@ikatun.com
617-501-2441

So far we have collected only 32 infinitely small things in Chelsea. We need
your help to collect as many as possible for the sake of research. Hope to
see you there!

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RELATED LINKS:

1:100 exhibit -- http://glowlab.blogs.com/1_100/

DCKT Contemporary -- http://www.dcktcontemporary.com

glowlab -- http://glowlab.blogs.com/

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++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
2 - Mike Hall - excellent videographer for hire
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

http://www.mikehallvideo.com

Mike Hall shot and edited the video for Funerals for a Moment
(www.funeralsforamoment.net) as performed at Glowlab's Psy.Geo.Conflux
festival in May in NYC.

Check out a snippet of the footage here:
http://207.234.166.84/video.php?name=Funerals

We have to give him props because the video turned out amazing. If you are
looking for excellent documentation of your performance or time-based work,
consider working with Mike Hall.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
3 - The Institute for Infinitely Small Things
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

-- http://www.infinitelysmallthings.net --

The Institute for Infinitely Small Things has opened its doors to the
public. Current headquarters are in Portland, ME, with relocation to Boston,
MA, slated for August 15th, 2004.

OUR VISION

The only way to fundamentally alter our world is via the discovery and
creation of infinitely small things. Before revolutions, ruptures, or
radical shifts there are infinitely small things that have led to miniature
reconsiderations, micro-displacements, and tiny leakages in the fabric of
things.

The Institute of Infinitely Small Things is dedicated to the documentation
and creation of newnesses in order that the world might be entirely
transformed, radically reimagined, or simply reinvented from scratch.

OUR MISSION

The Institute for Infinitely Small Things is a research organization
dedicated to the discovery, creation, collection, construction and
documentation of all of the infinitely small things in the world, past,
present and future.

OUR STRATEGY

The Institute for Infinitely Small Things involves an infinite series of
maps, guidebooks, instructions, and scripts that guide public expeditions,
performative interventions and collaborative investigations from anywhere in
the world to anywhere else in the world.

------ End of Forwarded Message

DISCUSSION

Infinitely Small Things in NYC - FRIDAY - A Public Expedition


Hello all,

Join us for a Public Expedition to find infinitely small things in Chelsea,
NYC. The Analysis of Infinitely Small Things is part of the show 1:100
curated by glowlab at the DCKT Contemporary. The first public expedition is
coming up this Friday - here are the details:

WHAT: Public Expedition to find infinitely small things

WHERE: Meet at the DCKT Contemporary - 537 W. 24th St. between 10th & 11th

WHEN: This Friday, July 23rd @ 7PM. The expedition will last between 1-2
hours.

PRESS CONTACT:
kanarinka
Co-Director, iKatun
kanarinka@ikatun.com
617-501-2441

So far we have collected only 32 infinitely small things in Chelsea. We need
your help to collect as many as possible for the sake of research and
progress. Hope to see you there!

Best,
iKatun

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About The Analysis of Infinitely Small Things

-- http://www.infinitelysmallthings.net --

The Analysis of Infinitely Small Things is a research project dedicated to
the discovery, creation, collection, construction and documentation of all
of the infinitely small things in the world, past, present and future.

The Analysis of Infinitely Small Things involves an infinite series of maps,
guidebooks, instructions, and scripts that guide public expeditions,
performative interventions and collaborative investigations from anywhere in
the world to anywhere else in the world.

######################
RELATED LINKS:

1:100 exhibit -- http://glowlab.blogs.com/1_100/

DCKT Contemporary -- http://www.dcktcontemporary.com

glowlab -- http://glowlab.blogs.com/

######################

DISCUSSION

Re: more on steve kurtz


I'm not sure Eric has agreed yet, but it was suggested on the
new-media-curating list that he draft a letter of support for Steve that we
could all sign --- I'm posting the thread below:

---------------------------------

I'm forwarding this from a note I got from Ray Thomas of RTMark.

Ray Writes:
This is a great idea--definitely should happen. Ray Thomas could start the
letter but thinks it would be better for all kinds of reasons if Eric
Kluitenberg did. Eric?

ray

Patrick Lichty
Editor-In-Chief
Intelligent Agent Magazine
http://www.intelligentagent.com
355 Seyburn Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

"It is better to die on your feet
than to live on your knees."

-----Original Message-----
From: Curating digital art - www.newmedia.sunderland.ac.uk/crumb/
[mailto:NEW-MEDIA-CURATING@JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On Behalf Of patrick lichty
Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 2004 10:36 PM
To: NEW-MEDIA-CURATING@JISCMAIL.AC.UK
Subject: Re: International Support Letter for Steven Kurtz / CAE

In the case of Steve Dietz' termination from the Walker, Sarah Cook drafted
a letter that Christiane Paul, Tim Whidden, myself and others collaborated
on and then used that as the rallying message to the director of the Walker.

I think that someone needs to write this letter, have it circulated for
refinements, then send it out to the masses.

There are many fine people on this list who could pen the draft; I also
believe that a prime candidate for doing the draft would be Ray Thomas.

I was with Steve just a few weeks ago at the Free Cooperation summit, and in
all the years I have known him in one way or another, I'd like to say that
he is one of the kinder, conscientious people in this world.

I have no words to describe the situation as it stands.
I'll let it stand at that.

Patrick Lichty
Editor-In-Chief
Intelligent Agent Magazine
http://www.intelligentagent.com
355 Seyburn Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

"It is better to die on your feet
than to live on your knees."

-----Original Message-----
From: Curating digital art - www.newmedia.sunderland.ac.uk/crumb/
[mailto:NEW-MEDIA-CURATING@JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On Behalf Of Kanarinka
Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 2004 9:43 PM
To: NEW-MEDIA-CURATING@JISCMAIL.AC.UK
Subject: Re: International Support Letter for Steven Kurtz / CAE

Hello all,

I haven't seen any such letter but I think it's a great idea and I already
want to sign it. I vote for a draft letter by small committee so that it
will happen quickly to get it out ASAP to as many people as possible for
signing. I was at the Interventionists exhibit this weekend where CAE had a
description of the events that took place. Most patrons were appalled. Some
believed that it was simply not true. It's very important that this event be
circulated amongst a wider audience.

kanarinka
co-director, www.ikatun.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Curating digital art - www.newmedia.sunderland.ac.uk/crumb/
[mailto:NEW-MEDIA-CURATING@JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On Behalf Of Eric Kluitenberg
Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 2004 5:32 PM
To: NEW-MEDIA-CURATING@JISCMAIL.AC.UK
Subject: International Support Letter for Steven Kurtz / CAE
Importance: High

Dear friends,

Is anybody already working on a support letter for Steven Kurtz?

Maybe we orverlooked the most obvious way to help at this point, which is to
provide an international letter, signed by a list of internationally
acclaimed curators, writers, critics, artists, and anybody else out there
who has a direct and professional relationship to the work of Steven Kurtz
and the Critical Art Ensemble.

More information on the support campaign can at this point be found at the
following web page: http://www.rtmark.com/CAEdefense/

How do we write the letter - do we circulate a draft letter publically, or
in small committee?

Best wishes,

Eric Kluitenberg
De Balie - Centre for Culture and Politics, Amsterdam http://www.debalie.nl

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May 25, 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FBI ABDUCTS ARTIST, SEIZES ART
Feds Unable to Distinguish Art from Bioterrorism
Grieving Artist Denied Access to Deceased Wife's Body

DEFENSE FUND ESTABLISHED - HELP URGENTLY NEEDED

Steve Kurtz was already suffering from one tragedy when he called 911 early
in the morning to tell them his wife had suffered a cardiac arrest and died
in her sleep. The police arrived and, cranked up on the rhetoric of the
"War on Terror," decided Kurtz's art supplies were actually bioterrorism
weapons.

Thus began an Orwellian stream of events in which FBI agents abducted Kurtz
without charges, sealed off his entire block, and confiscated his computers,
manuscripts, art supplies... and even his wife's body.

Like the case of Brandon Mayfield, the Muslim lawyer from Portland
imprisoned for two weeks on the flimsiest of false evidence, Kurtz's case
amply demonstrates the dangers posed by the USA PATRIOT Act coupled with
government-nurtured terrorism hysteria.

Kurtz's case is ongoing, and, on top of everything else, Kurtz is facing a
mountain of legal fees. Donations to his legal defense can be made at
http://www.rtmark.com/CAEdefense/

FEAR RUN AMOK

Steve Kurtz is Associate Professor in the Department of Art at the State
University of New York's University at Buffalo, and a member of the
internationally-acclaimed Critical Art Ensemble.

Kurtz's wife, Hope Kurtz, died in her sleep of cardiac arrest in the early
morning hours of May 11. Police arrived, became suspicious of Kurtz's art
supplies and called the FBI.

Within hours, FBI agents had "detained" Kurtz as a suspected bioterrorist
and cordoned off the entire block around his house. (Kurtz walked away the
next day on the advice of a lawyer, his "detention" having proved to be
illegal.) Over the next few days, dozens of agents in hazmat suits, from a
number of law enforcement agencies, sifted through Kurtz's work, analyzing
it on-site and impounding computers, manuscripts, books, equipment, and even
his wife's body for further analysis. Meanwhile, the Buffalo Health
Department condemned his house as a health risk.

Kurtz, a member of the Critical Art Ensemble, makes art which addresses the
politics of biotechnology. "Free Range Grains," CAE's latest project,
included a mobile DNA extraction laboratory for testing food products for
possible transgenic contamination. It was this equipment which triggered the
Kafkaesque chain of events.

FBI field and laboratory tests have shown that Kurtz's equipment was not
used for any illegal purpose. In fact, it is not even _possible_ to use this
equipment for the production or weaponization of dangerous germs.
Furthermore, any person in the US may legally obtain and possess such
equipment.

"Today, there is no legal way to stop huge corporations from putting
genetically altered material in our food," said Defense Fund spokeswoman
Carla Mendes. "Yet owning the equipment required to test for the presence of
'Frankenfood' will get you accused of 'terrorism.' You can be illegally
detained by shadowy government agents, lose access to your home, work, and
belongings, and find that your recently deceased spouse's body has been
taken away for 'analysis.'"

Though Kurtz has finally been able to return to his home and recover his
wife's body, the FBI has still not returned any of his equipment, computers
or manuscripts, nor given any indication of when they will. The case remains
open.

HELP URGENTLY NEEDED

A small fortune has already been spent on lawyers for Kurtz and other
Critical Art Ensemble members. A defense fund has been established at
http://www.rtmark.com/CAEdefense/ to help defray the legal costs which will
continue to mount so long as the investigation continues. Donations go
directly to the legal defense of Kurtz and other Critical Art Ensemble
members. Should the funds raised exceed the cost of the legal defense, any
remaining money will be used to help other artists in need.

To make a donation, please visit http://www.rtmark.com/CAEdefense/

For more information on the Critical Art Ensemble, please visit
http://www.critical-art.net/

Articles about the case: http://www.rtmark.com/CAEdefense/news-WKBW-2.html
http://www.rtmark.com/CAEdefense/news-WKBW.html

On advice of counsel, Steve Kurtz is unable to answer questions regarding
his case. Please direct questions or comments to Carla Mendes
<CAEdefense@rtmark.com>.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-list@rhizome.org [mailto:owner-list@rhizome.org] On Behalf Of
Rachel Greene
Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 2004 12:00 PM
To: Joy Garnett
Cc: list@rhizome.org
Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: more on steve kurtz

What do you think we can do to support Steve? Has anyone seen an FBI
address where we can send letters of support or some such? A judge? I
will see what I can find out from the folks at rtmark. - Rachel

On Jun 2, 2004, at 9:56 AM, Joy Garnett wrote:

>
>
> found this morning via reBlog
> http://www.eyebeam.org/reblog/
>
> orig. from: http://joi.ito.com/
>
>>
> June 02, 2004
> Email from artist suspected by FBI of bioterrorism
> 08:25 JST Art - Health and Medicine - US Policy and Politics
>
> In the comments on an earlier post on this blog about an artist
> suspected by the FBI of bioterrorism, there was a great deal of
> speculation about the incident and the facts. (Read the link above to
> my previous post for the background.) I emailed the artist, Steven
> Kurtz, asking him for the facts, and here is his reply.
>
> Posted with permission.
>
> Steve Kurtz
> Hi Joi,
>
> Its a long and complex story.
>
> To shorten it:
>
> I was detained for 22 hours by the FBI
> They seized my wife's body, house, cat and car.
> These items were released a week later
> In the house they seized computers, science equipment, chunks of
> my library, teaching files,
> I-D, and all my research for a new book.
> The only thing I have gotten back is my wife's birth certificate
> On Sunday, two members of CAE got summons to appear before a Grand
> Jury. (This is bad. It
> means I will be charged. Grand Jury is a closed court--only the
> FBI gets to present its case).
> The Grand Jury will meet on June 15
> In all proabability, I will be arrested shortly thereafter.
>
> Best,
> Steve/CAE
>
> more:
> http://joi.ito.com/archives/2004/06/02/
> email_from_artist_suspected_by_fbi_of_bioterrorism.html
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