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.


Web20TheMachineisUsingUs -

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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.



Twinglyscreensavervisualizingtheblogosphere -

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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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CIA coup plot exposed in Venezuela !!!!!


Hi All.
Please check this out. The American govt is at it again.
As an American I am sickened by these criminals in office and strongly feel
they must be stopped.
Please spread far and wide and contact your representatives in government t=
o
let them know about this situation.

All the best,
Lee

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Via Martha Rosler:
listen also to James Petras on today's Democracy now! at democracynow.org

http://www.democracynow.org/2007/11/30/tens_of_thousands_protest_chavez_pro=
p
osals

and

4=A0http://www.counterpunch.com/petras11272007.html

Via Elin O'Hara Slavick
Please spread the word on this CIA machination going on right now in
Venezuela. =A0It may help expose and deflate it.
Post to blogs, newsgroups, and lists as widely and as quickly as possible.
http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2007/11/28/18227/641
<http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2007/11/28/18227/641>

A memo from CIA officer Michael Middleton Steere, addressed to CIA Director
General Michael Hayden in Washington DC, has been intercepted by Venezuelan
counter-intelligence; and it shows that the US plans to attempt another cou=
p
d'etat against the democratically elected government of Venezuela on the ev=
e
of a historic constitutional referendum that will democratize political
power to the grassroots of the majority more thoroughly than anything we
have seen in this hemisphere... ever. This outcome by a major oil producin=
g
nation that has confronted the US government is intolerable to the American
political class, not merely the Bush administration. It is part of a
continental drift of Latin America away from US domination; and it has worl=
d
historic significance.

It is very important that this CIA plot get maximum exposure immediately
across the net, because the US media, the Republican and Democratic Parties=
,
and the US dominant class, will do everything in their power to assist the
desired outcome of this illegal and immoral interference by the United
States government in the democratic self-determination of Venezuela.

Widespread, rapid distribution via alternative media has the potential to
expose and disrupt this CIA plot. You can do something right now. Get the
word out.
Stay abreast of developments. A Google News search of "Michael Middleton
Steere" will help keep you updated.

Be part of a real politics of resistance. Help expose this international
malfeasance now. Be an ally to the Venezuelan people, whose government was
democratically elected (unlike our own).


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NuMu sold out already?


Hey T:
Maybe you can get on the Rhizome guest list. November 30th is the party to
be at.
Wouldn=B9t it be great if all Rhizome members could be put on that list. Tota=
l
infiltration for the long range good of contemporary new media art. Imagine
all of the important people who will be there for Rhizomers to network with=
.
That one special event. The Newest Coolest New Museum in Town packed to the
gills with the most important artworldians history has ever summoned (well
at least all of the New York art world in addition to some international
riftraf)=20
The original Rhizome mission would approve of it for sure. I wonder how man=
y
Rhizome members actually live in the New York City area, less than 50 that
might consider showing up? But.....Rhizome is now reborn again, a hybrid
cyborg-child of a 21st century institution......so...... I don=B9t think it
will be possible......the museum would never allow it. They would say =B3What
if everyone came to the party? I thought all the members just existed in a
data format. Cyberspace is a great place for them, not to mention the
thousands of from around the world descending upon us only to drink all the
booze, eat all the krumpettes. Promoting themselves, their collectives and
affiliations honestly and shamelessly to whoever might care to listen is no=
t
what we do here, nor allow.=B2

This private club of sorts has does have many back doors.
I bet $1000 ($900 of which is tax deductible) would get you a ticket or it
may not be too late to get on the press list are just a few examples of the
possibilites.

Infiltrate and take over for fun and freedom for all.

Cheers,
Lee

From: twhid <twhid@twhid.com>
Reply-To: <no-reply@rhizome.org>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 16:04:06 -0500
To: <discuss@rhizome.org>
Subject: RHIZOME_DISCUSS: NuMu sold out already?

Damn. That was fast... can't get a tik.. :(

http://www.museumtix.com/ticket/ord_eventdate.asp?pvt=3D=3D726=3D1351997=3D11%252F2=
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evd=3D11%252F28%252F2007&code=3D>
Reply via:
http://rhizome.org/discuss/view/27959#addcommentanchor


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FW: INVITATION ::: FESTIVAL 2007 ::: FILM / VIDEO / MULTIMEDIA [EN] [FR] [DE]




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Hi Everyone - TELECULTURE AT PACE DIGITAL GALLERY - Reception - Tuesday 5-7


Hi Everyone:
If you will be in New York over the next month please come check out a
pretty cool video show I put together at Pace Digital Gallery.

Cheers,
Lee

TELECULTURE
November 13 - December 14, 2007

Pace Digital Gallery
PACE University
163 William Street, New York, NY

Video based artwork by Chris Borkowski, Bethany Fancher, Gerald F

EVENT

JEREMY BLAKE: MEMORIAL EXHIBITION


Dates:
Sat Nov 10, 2007 00:00 - Wed Nov 07, 2007

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JEREMY BLAKE: MEMORIAL EXHIBITION
November 10, 2007 - January 5, 2008
Preview Reception: Saturday, November 10, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

PLEASE SEE WWW.KTFGALLERY.COM FOR A SCHEDULE OF DAILY JEREMY BLAKE SCREENINGS

JEREMY BLAKE (1971-2007) was an artist of recognized accomplishment and promise. His artistic achievements and career were fast on the rise. He was considered influential and iconoclastic. Sadly, Blake committed suicide on July 17, 2007 in New York City one week after his beloved companion of 12 years, Theresa Duncan, committed suicide--the reasons for which remain open only to conjecture. His sixth solo exhibition at Kinz, Tillou + Feigen was scheduled to showcase Blake's latest film "Glitterbest", a collaborative "portrait" of cultural impresario Malcolm McLaren, soon after its premier in a current solo exhibition of his narrated films at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. However, "Glitterbest" was incomplete at the time of Blake's death. The memorial show at Kinz, Tillou + Feigen includes a selection of wall works, a retrospective of daily screenings of his 21 short animated films (a schedule of which is posted here ), as well as documentation of his unfinished last film.

Blake first garnered attention in the late 1990s with his large-scale, semi-abstract digital C-prints that rendered the appearance of being paintings and photographs, but were neither. He then began to animate sequences of such images to create continuously looping digital video works that emulated paintings and film, but were neither. His visually dense images often incorporated both abstract and representational expressions through the language of Modernism and voices of Film Noir. Blake's aesthetically stylized works addressed a range of subjects from violence and terrorism to glamour and decadence, from metaphors of architectural spaces to profiles of cultural personifications.

Blake's works have been exhibited internationally. They were included in three Whitney Biennials, are represented in 12 museum collections, and are a topic of dissertations and textbooks. He is widely acclaimed as a pioneer in merging the traditions of painting with a new digital world. He created hybrids of new media works, new genres, and a new kind of art experience. He made "paintings" that were digital prints and films that were "moving paintings". He was an innovator who opened doors as to how others will express themselves long into the future.

Blake continued to challenge our expectations, as well as his own. He dissolved the distinction between object and time-based art while combining abstraction and representation in fresh and exciting ways. He used the most eloquent of formal vocabularies to illustrate hidden stories, present cinematic portraits and portray social perspectives. He was a narrative abstractionist who embraced history, pop culture, biography and fiction, and he always made things to be beautiful. His works are seductive; his subjects are provocative; his meanings are profound.

Jeremy Blake opened our eyes and expanded our ideas as to what art can be and how we see and think about the world. His contributions will be forever remembered and his legacy everlasting.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND IMAGES PLEASE VISIT WWW.KTFGALLERY.COM

KINZ, TILLOU + FEIGEN
529 W. 20TH STREET, 11TH FL. NEW YORK, NY 10011
TELEPHONE 212.929.0500, FAX 212.929.0065
EMAIL INFO@KTFGALLERY.COM