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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DISCUSSION

Re: I second that notion (Stop the hate, spread the love)


Manik

I totally agree

Cheers
Lee

on 9/9/02 8:44 AM, manik at manik@ptt.yu wrote:

That's we want:to show endles stupidity of ad infinitum ego trips.REVOLUTION
is key word.But,we wonder how to aproach to this term "revolution"(in generl
way),without make playground?Also,we stadied about posibiliti to "make
revolution".Tricky thing(see R.Barthes, for example).In MANIK-s case chat
with Kandiskij was sucesfully way to make clear important issue.This person
was kind of triger for reaction like yours,and,posibly somebody alse.So,we
dont hate,actualy I like hisreric&fluxfull people like karei,but he/she is
wery artistic(it's nice,on some twisted way).If somebody answer to this
atempt to make posible dialogue about revolution(whatewer it is),we are goin
to be carefuly listeners.
Best wishies
MANIK
----- Original Message -----
From: Lee Wells <mailto:leewells@bb19.net>
To: Joao Pedro <mailto:oliveirapereira1@sapo.pt> ; list@rhizome.org
Sent: Monday, September 09, 2002 5:05 AM
Subject: RHIZOME_RAW: I second that notion (Stop the hate, spread the love)

Hello all
I do wonder why artists have such a hard time getting along with each other.
Please put your egos to rest and lets all try to be constructive towards
each other.
Critique dont insult. For the most part this list is great but I really hate
having to delete most of the messages due to childish rants and raves. I
think we are above the level of an aol teen chat room.

I hope the others that have been sitting on the rhizome fringes will come
forth and let the kids know enough is enough. We've got a revolution to
plan.

The time was now, now its then!
Cheers
Lee

on 9/8/02 5:19 PM, Joao Pedro at oliveirapereira1@sapo.pt wrote:

----- Original Message -----
From: Joao Pedro <mailto:oliveirapereira1@sapo.pt>
To: list@rhizome.org
Cc: Oliveira Pereira <mailto:oliveirapereira1@sapo.pt>
Sent: Sunday, September 08, 2002 10:06 PM
Subject: RHIZOME RAW: affirmation against reaction

Some people seems haven't nothing better to do than insulting each
other, in a negative reaction, with a segregatives sentences or with the
famous "no", the terrible "no" than i reject in absolute!
You know one thing? This expression of reaction, make me laugh, with a
Dionysus joy, the affirmation of live and i said: be positive, making
things, don't insulting, don't answer to another with the fascist "no"!

Joao Pedro
oliveirapereira1@sapo.pt
http://oliveirapereira1.no.sapo.pt

DISCUSSION

Re: I second that notion (Stop the hate, spread thelove)


Manik

Here are a couple good places to start. How can these theories be applied
towards a new ideology. What are the foundations already in place that can
be modified to apply to a new international movement (art/political/etc)

http://www.un.org
http://www.nothingness.org/
http://www.critical-art.net/
http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/speccoll/visfront/vizindex.html
http://www.earth-today.com/

I can only understand in part how our understandings of Revolution differ
and what went on in Belgrade and the rest of the region you live in. I ask
questions to myself about location and what is my part in all of this, an
American artist living in New York City.
As a US Army veteran of the Gulf War. As an Earth First Activist, a Husband.

I think we all must define our locations within ourselves, Where do we
stand, where are we flexable.
I would like to think about this some more and get back to you.
Hows the weather in Belgrade today. It was pretty nice here in NYC. I think
people on the streets are a bit nervous with 911 coming up in a couple days.
I pray nothing happens again.

Talk soon
Cheers
Lee

on 9/9/02 5:31 PM, manik at manik@ptt.yu wrote:

Hi Lee,Pedro,
I'm not so glad that you "agree".Insted I realy expect something alse.What
is problem?You agree with what?First of all is to make conversation clear as
it posible."Revolution"!Where?On net.?In art
generaly,world/words,sociaty,economy...What power do we need to make that
word understabile?What's our resource,or where can we find them?What is
object/subject of our atention?I live in very hard place(Belgrade,Serbia)and
so caled "revolution"two years ago was joke.But war and bombing
was'n.There's many levels of understabile "reality".I dont know.For
begining,I sugest something interesting:"Anti-tecnologies of Resistance"from
Alexander Brener&Barbara Schurz-
http://subsol.c3.hu/subsol_2/contributors/brenertext.html
Sent: Monday, September 09, 2002 7:54 PM
Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: I second that notion (Stop the hate, spread
thelove)

Manik

I totally agree

Cheers
Lee

on 9/9/02 8:44 AM, manik at manik@ptt.yu wrote:

That's we want:to show endles stupidity of ad infinitum ego trips.REVOLUTION
is key word.But,we wonder how to aproach to this term "revolution"(in generl
way),without make playground?Also,we stadied about posibiliti to "make
revolution".Tricky thing(see R.Barthes, for example).In MANIK-s case chat
with Kandiskij was sucesfully way to make clear important issue.This person
was kind of triger for reaction like yours,and,posibly somebody alse.So,we
dont hate,actualy I like hisreric&fluxfull people like karei,but he/she is
wery artistic(it's nice,on some twisted way).If somebody answer to this
atempt to make posible dialogue about revolution(whatewer it is),we are goin
to be carefuly listeners.
Best wishies
MANIK
----- Original Message -----
From: Lee Wells <mailto:leewells@bb19.net>
To: Joao Pedro <mailto:oliveirapereira1@sapo.pt> ; list@rhizome.org
Sent: Monday, September 09, 2002 5:05 AM
Subject: RHIZOME_RAW: I second that notion (Stop the hate, spread the love)

Hello all
I do wonder why artists have such a hard time getting along with each other.
Please put your egos to rest and lets all try to be constructive towards
each other.
Critique dont insult. For the most part this list is great but I really hate
having to delete most of the messages due to childish rants and raves. I
think we are above the level of an aol teen chat room.

I hope the others that have been sitting on the rhizome fringes will come
forth and let the kids know enough is enough. We've got a revolution to
plan.

The time was now, now its then!
Cheers
Lee

on 9/8/02 5:19 PM, Joao Pedro at oliveirapereira1@sapo.pt wrote:

----- Original Message -----
From: Joao Pedro <mailto:oliveirapereira1@sapo.pt>
To: list@rhizome.org
Cc: Oliveira Pereira <mailto:oliveirapereira1@sapo.pt>
Sent: Sunday, September 08, 2002 10:06 PM
Subject: RHIZOME RAW: affirmation against reaction

Some people seems haven't nothing better to do than insulting each other,
in a negative reaction, with a segregatives sentences or with the famous
"no", the terrible "no" than i reject in absolute!
You know one thing? This expression of reaction, make me laugh, with a
Dionysus joy, the affirmation of live and i said: be positive, making
things, don't insulting, don't answer to another with the fascist "no"!

Joao Pedro
oliveirapereira1@sapo.pt
http://oliveirapereira1.no.sapo.pt

DISCUSSION

I second that notion (Stop the hate, spread the love)


Hello all
I do wonder why artists have such a hard time getting along with each other.
Please put your egos to rest and lets all try to be constructive towards
each other.
Critique dont insult. For the most part this list is great but I really hate
having to delete most of the messages due to childish rants and raves. I
think we are above the level of an aol teen chat room.

I hope the others that have been sitting on the rhizome fringes will come
forth and let the kids know enough is enough. We've got a revolution to
plan.

The time was now, now its then!
Cheers
Lee

on 9/8/02 5:19 PM, Joao Pedro at oliveirapereira1@sapo.pt wrote:

----- Original Message -----
From: Joao Pedro <mailto:oliveirapereira1@sapo.pt>
To: list@rhizome.org
Cc: Oliveira Pereira <mailto:oliveirapereira1@sapo.pt>
Sent: Sunday, September 08, 2002 10:06 PM
Subject: RHIZOME RAW: affirmation against reaction

Some people seems haven't nothing better to do than insulting each
other, in a negative reaction, with a segregatives sentences or with the
famous "no", the terrible "no" than i reject in absolute!
You know one thing? This expression of reaction, make me laugh, with a
Dionysus joy, the affirmation of live and i said: be positive, making
things, don't insulting, don't answer to another with the fascist "no"!

Joao Pedro
oliveirapereira1@sapo.pt
http://oliveirapereira1.no.sapo.pt

DISCUSSION

Re: looking for a studioxx like organization in the states


Two orgs out of Chicago I dont have the URLS

Women in the Directors Chair
and
WebGurls Collective

You should be able to find them online

Cheers
Lee

on 9/5/02 8:37 AM, lwhitl@artic.edu at lwhitl@artic.edu wrote:

>
> Hi all,
>
> I was looking for a media arts and multimedia center for women, but in the
> States. If anyone knows of an organization pls fwd. the link.
>
> thanks
> + If the reader will keep me company I shall be glad.
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DISCUSSION

Recent Multiples Projects x 5


Hello all

Recent Multiples Projects x 5

Artists in Cellophane, Free for All, INBOX, Inscribe, and Minute*
Curated by Leah Oates and Amy Wilson

Opening Reception: Friday September 13th, 5-7
September 10 - October 4, 2002

Organization of Independent Artists
19 Hudson St. Suite 402, NY, NY

oiaonline.org

* My enhanced-cd "Imagebomb2001" is included in the Minute boxset

Hope to see you all there
Cheers
Lee