Lee Wells
Since 2002
Works in United States of America

BIO
Lee Wells is an artist, exhibition organizer and consultant currently living and working New York. His artwork primarily questions systems of power and control and has been exhibited internationally including the 51 st La Biennale Di Venezia, Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinatti and the Museo d'arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto. He is a co-founder and director of IFAC-arts, http://www.ifac-arts.org, an alternative exhibition and installation program for artists and curators.
His artwork, projects and exhibitions have been written about by various national and international art and news publications to include: The New York Times, Art Newspaper, The Washington Post, Art in America, and Art Net.

Wells is currently a curator at large and Cinema-Scope director for Scope Art Fairs http://www.scope-art.com. In January 2006, he co-founded the video art community research portal and traveling installation [PAM] http://PerpetualArtMachine.com, with the artists Raphaele Shirley, Chris Borkowski and Aaron Miller.
Wells has been participating on the Rhizome since 1998.

John Cage Trust Moves To Bard


The John Cage Trust is moving to Bard College. "The Trust, which oversees Cage's works and performances, is to be called the John Cage Trust at Bard College effective as of its move in the spring. Previously, the Cage Trust had been housed in the Archive Building in the West Village in Manhattan; after 9/11 Kuhn and the Trust moved to Phoenix, Arizona."
Listen : John Cage - in love with another sound
documentary film (1992)
director: miroslav sebestik

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EUROPEAN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL


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EUROPEAN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL
festival: April 25 - 29 2007
exhibition: April 25 - May 20 2007

fon: ++49 -(0)541-21658
fax: ++49 -(0)541-28327
web: www.emaf.de

postal address:
Lohstrasse 45a
D - 49074 Osnabruck
Germany

20 Years of the European Media Art Festival - the forum for Expanded Media in Europe

The meeting point for audiences and guests from home and abroad. Around 250 new works of media art, including world premieres, will be presented. The festival shows film as a contemporary work of art in cinemas and exhibitions, both performed and using multimedia.

//Exhibition
The exhibition "Final Cut" directs our view to the relationship between media art and cinema. From 25 April to 20 May an artistic look at the dream machine "cinema" will be given at the Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche. International artists will demonstrate their fascination with cinema, but will also question the values, codes and patterns behind the films. Works will be presented by artists such as Paul McCarthy, Alex McQuilkin, Mischa Kuball, Klaus vom Bruch, Candice Breitz, Mark Lewis, Christoph Girardet, Bjorn Melhus, Peter Tscherkassky, Christoph Draeger, Clemens von Wedemeyer and Pierre Huyghe. There will also be plenty of opportunity to participate in talks with the artists and attend lectures on the subject. The exhibition is funded by the Federal Cultural Foundation.

// Anniversary
A review of media art will be given by our special guests, the director of the ZKM, Peter Weibel, Lynn Hershman, Birgit Hein of the fur Bildende Kunste Braunschweig and Malcolm LeGrice, who will be showing their personal selection of films.

// Cinema
Around 180 current experimental shorts, feature-length films and videos have been selected from a total of roughly 2000 works submitted from around the world. They range from narrative approaches to documentary/analytical views of war events and environmental problems. Visually walking the borderline ...

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Web 2.0: An Explanation


Michael Wesch, a cultural anthropology professor at Kansas State University, has created a four minute video that captures what Web 2.0 and social media is all about.


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Visualizing the Blogosphere


TwinglyIt's old news (to some), but I finally got around to playing with the Twingly blog visualizer (via 3PointD). For those who can't tell from the picture to the right or from the video at the bottom of this post, Twingly is a downloadable application that displays a rotating 3D globe that includes plotted locations of blog posts as they occur in real-time. Basically, the longer you let it run, the more you'll see where blog activity is occurring around the globe. Statistics for each country are available in the big ring circumnavigating the globe. The application is available for download here and you can even turn it into your screensaver.

Google has something similar to this at their headquarters that plots geographic search volumes on a giant globe, also, although that isn't available for public consumption. Overall, the direct marketing applications of something like this are probably pretty low, but it may provide for interestingly analysis and it's certainly an excellent graphical representation of the blogosphere.

Another great example of this is the 3DLiveStats.com application (the link appears to be down at the moment), which allows you to plot data from any external database on a giant 3D globe.



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“DIGITAL DIVING: A CUT AND PASTE UPDATE” : PANEL DISCUSSION


THE BFA FINE ARTS AND ART HISTORY
DEPARTMENTS AT SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS (SVA)
PRESENT DIGITAL DIVING: A CUT AND PASTE
UPDATE A PANEL DISCUSSION



Tuesday, February 27, 7pm
School of Visual Arts
209 East 23 Street
3rd-floor Amphitheater
Free and open to the public


The BFA Fine Arts and Art History Departments at School of Visual Arts (SVA) present, Digital Diving: A Cut and Paste Update, a discussion of digital culture and its impact on the visual arts and information technologies. Moderated by Suzanne Anker, chair of the BFA Fine Arts Department at SVA, the program will explore the uses and abuses of such technologies as they effect knowledge acquisition and its manipulation, new media models of the visual and altered configurations of communities. The panelists are Lauren Cornell, Joseph Nechvatal, Judith Solodkin, Bruce Wands and McKenzie Wark. The event takes place Tuesday, February 27, 7pm at School of Visual Arts, 209 East 23rd Street, New York City. Admission is free. For more information, call 212.592.2010. read more

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Love at it's Best


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Rodney Dickson<em> - Love at it's Best</em></span></span></strong>
<strong>Gasser & Grunert Gallery</strong><br/>
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Hi Rhizome:

If you are free this tuesday and are in New York we recommend stopping by Rodney's first solo exhibition with Gasser & Grunert Gallery in Chelsea. Love at it's Best a multi-media installation, is a culmination of many years work and research. Those of you may know his work through his performance installation The Queen Bee Snake Bar and his more recent Queen Bee War Remnants Museum that premiered as a featured special project at Art|Basel Miami Beach. His work is very strong and engages in an honest and informed social dialogue about War that you dont get to see everyday, especially in Chelsea.

This exhibition is sure to inspire others to become more socio-politically concerned and to make more art with meaning in these days of an overly commercialized artworld and big brothers clones knocking at our doors. Show is up through February 9th.

148 Ninth Avenue, at the Northeastern corner with 19th Street.
Tuesday, January 8th - Saturday, February 9th 2008
Opening Reception January 8, 6.00PM - 8PM


Love at It's Best is an analysis of warfare, sexual exploitation and genocide, which aims to shed light on the plight of the civilians whose lives have been tainted by these brutal realities. While Rodney Dickson specifically references Vietnam, Cambodia, Korea, World War 1 and 2, as well as conflicts in his native Northern Ireland, he intends for these pieces to be universal commentaries on current global events. The ongoing war in Iraq poignantly underlies all of the work displayed, as Primaries for the 2008 US Presidential Election began just days before the exhibition opens.

The exhibition will feature six large scale paintings from Dickson’s series Kill ‘em all and let Buddha sort ‘em out. The paintings are predominantly white surfaces with imagery and text-related to the above mentioned wars. They are layered over several months time as Dickson creates and destroys, so the paintings building up over time and have a history as objects. Dickson applies a number of media onto the surfaces and collages additional elements on as well, some of these steps will remain, some will be removed, some obscured or altered as Dickson works. Dickson has stated “These are not pristine works of art; these are not pampered lifeless works. I am not trying to show how clever I am at manipulating paint nor am I trying to show how well I can draw. I want to create an object that has a life of its own and exists in the real world. I use War as a subject, this is partly because of growing up in Northern Ireland during 'The Troubles' and partly because I see it as the worst human tragedy of our time.”

The exhibition will also include a version of Dickson’s War Remnants Museum, a series of 6 neon lights, and a group of ten floral paintings.

For Art Basel Miami Beach 2007 Rodney Dickson created a ramshackle structure that served as a ‘homemade’ museum; Dickson recreated such museums he has visited and documented in both rural locations within third-world countries, as well as within the Untied States. Now Dickson will recreate this War Remnants Museum’s collection of authentic artifacts, historic objects altered by the artists, and original works of art that recreate war remnants.

The neon lights relate to Dickson’s ongoing installations of the Queen Bee Bar, a full-scale interactive performance / installation that mimics a typical Saigon bar that American soldiers frequented during the war to find women. Enjoyable and seemingly light-hearted the installations function as an actual bar. The audience in fact follows in the footsteps of American soldiers by enjoying the bar and unwittingly creating the debris, which will be “memorialized” and left behind permanently after they go in a manner similar to US troops leaving Vietnam. The audience is creating the art of the aftermath. In this exhibition, six neon signs will reference the locations around the world where this bar has been created.

Since 1992 Rodney Dickson has researched and exhibited work related to his interest in Vietnam and Cambodia. There he witnessed the aftermath of conflict in its indiscriminately brutal form: it is from this point that Dickson’s work proceeds. This will be his first exhibition at Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Inc.

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Mike Hendershot, 2nd Battalion, 12th Marines 1966, 67, 68, DMZ, Vietnam:


“you know basically War is Hell....
Imagine......no peace..no food..no water..only warm blood and
congealed blood..... that smells sort of like raw fish... noise at
any moment...trauma...concussion...flying thru the air to a hard
landing........relieved your in one piece while others were not so
lucky.....
The old women with a beattel nut smile.... rolling up her sleeve to
reach down in a 50 gallon barrel full or bubbling fetid slop..garbage
...picking out the good pieces.........the good pieces????

I have a lot of visions.... a toddler standing at the high part of the
side of the road giving me the finger...children so hungry that the
would jump on garbage trucks before they stopped moving to get there
first......no parents.......grunts throwing food in cans and kids
piling on them..only the fittest get there in time..some times a a
Marine would throw a hand grenade off a moving truck and the kids would
pile on it thinking it was food only to be blown up.....a soldier is a
Army person....a Marine is called a Marine in war....we are the
elite...so it goes etc.....That person would suffer the wrath of
God....he would be over the edge..... in hatred etc...Parents so
desperate that they would push their child in front of a moving vehicle
to certain death,,,,, to collect a sum of money from our forces... The NVA soldier who was a son or husband to someone....as the truck
rolled over his body while he lay face up.... only his head and face
were kept from the wheels and you would be next to go over him because
you were driving on a trail and there was no way to turn left or right
..that's where he fell..his face looking up at you..... as you are next
to go over him......his flattened body and his eerie, spooky look... on
his human face..his young human face...side ways lighting...rain so
thick you could only see a short distance...water flying side
ways...rats at your food when you were stuck on guard at some forward
position in a hole waiting on the dawn...your food covered by your
helmut ..only to find very small red ants... after you began to eat
it.... too stay awake..to late..now your lips and tongue begin to
swell..... like exaggerated fish lips.....
The rotten cloth that was your uniform.....the faces caked with
dirt......waiting for the rain....then cold and wet...the vegetation so
thick that you could not see the enemy so near you...only his
particular body oder gives him away ..and like wise... your own
smell... gives you away...but you never smell yourself....ever. So many things to wite about..so little time....I am getting older
now...and senior moments harass me with my spelling ...as I peck
away....young children....now..needing my time...the world goes on


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robot artist draws portraits


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robot artist draws portraits


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Hi Pall:
Does your use of Human include other mammals too?
Does art need to be understood by everyone?

Humans still need to be trained to think.
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robot artist draws portraits


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I put together this little image to show how through simple telepresence learning a robotic machine could be tought to paint naturally. The robot is from the Greenman project from the 1980's.

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robot artist draws portraits


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I put together this little image to show how through simple telepresence learning a robotic machine could be tought to paint naturally. The robot is from the Greenman project from the 1980's.