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 am Max Herman. AKA G2K


Max
Sorry I took your game.
I didn't know what I was getting myself into.
So will you be playing the winner?

Cheers
Lee

on 8/25/02 5:43 AM, Max Herman at maxnmherman@hotmail.com wrote:

>
>
>
> Je suis ready. Ou est le pavilion? Aussi? OK.
>
>
>
> Avec un peu de tout.
>
> Avec some big-ass thunder for un autre.
>
> Aussi.
>
> nmh
>
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DISCUSSION

Re: I am Max Herman. AKA G2K


pawn to king 4

your move.

on 8/24/02 5:28 PM, Pet Name at muserna@muserna.org wrote:

> O.k. lee,
> If you copy my next move, I don't know what it will mean but I'll be pissed:
> pawn to bishop 3
>
> your move.
>
>
> Start date: 8/21/02
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> A B C D E F G H
>
> muserna -^
>
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>
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DISCUSSION

FW: Bridge Newsletter 8/22/2


--- Michael Workman <m-workman@northwestern.edu>
wrote:
> Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2002 22:32:29 -0500
> To: mworkman@bridgemagazine.org
> From: Michael Workman <m-workman@northwestern.edu>
> Subject: Bridge Newsletter 8/22/2
>
> Ladies and Gentlemen:
>
> Please join us at the Bridge event space at 119
> North Peoria this Saturday,
> August 24 at 4:30PM for a discussion and film
> screening with director Russ
> Forster. Underground publisher/filmmaker/musician
> Forster will explore the
> elation and frustration that strange and forgotten
> technologies have
> brought him. As editor for 10 years of 8-Track Mind
> Magazine and
> director/editor/songwriter behind the 16mm feature
> film So Wrong They're
> Right, Forster has plenty of stories to tell about
> the pains and pleasures
> of pre-digital technologies. Films to be screened
> include: Truth, Beauty,
> Strangeness and Charm, A $323 Film, Candy Is Dandy
> and a short excerpt from
> So Wrong They're Right. A $5 donation is suggested,
> and please feel free to
> BYOB (and yes, we now have chairs).
>
> Forster has been dabbling in underground films of
> all kinds since 1991,
> particularly experimental shorts, documentary, and
> most recently, rock
> video. His 16mm feature-length documentary So Wrong
> They're Right (1995)
> won awards at the Chicago Underground Film Festival
> and the Central Florida
> Film and Video Festival, and toured 30 cities around
> the U.S. His
> feature-length video documentary Tributary has
> played to enthusiastic
> audiences in Minneapolis, MN, Portland, OR and
> Vancouver, BC. Currently he
> is working on two sexually charged projects: The
> World Is At Your Feet
> which will expose foot fetishism in Chicago, IL and
> Portland, OR; and
> Salacious Suggestion, which will explore the idea of
> creating a new
> pornography that is appealing to both men and women
> and that is engaging to
> the mind as well as the gonads.
>
> FILM/VIDEOGRAPHY
>
> Truth, Beauty, Strangeness and Charm (1991), 9
> minutes, 16mm
> A $323 Film (1993), 4 minutes, 16mm (silent)
> So Wrong They're Right (1995), 92 minutes, 16mm
> Candy is Dandy (1995, w/ Kari Busch), 4.5 minutes,
> 16mm
> Snapshot Olympia (1999, w/ the Olympia Film Ranch),
> 14 minutes, 16mm
> La Vie En Rose (1999, w/ Kari Busch, Jennifer
> Baise), 4.5 minutes, Hi-8/Super-8
> Tributary Trailer (1999), 2 minutes, Hi-8
> I Don't Mind (2000), 3 minutes, Super-8
> 8-Track Mind Issue #100 (2000), 84 minutes,
> Hi-8/Super-8
> Tributary (2000), 70 minutes, Hi-8
> SAID (2001, w/Laura Paris), 8 minutes, DV
>
> Early next week, look for an announcement about
> Bibliomix. An experimental
> reading-DJ performance with guest appearances by
> Joyelle McSweeney, John
> Connors, Lucy Anderton and hosted by Greg Gillam,
> this first installment of
> Bibliomix on Wednesday at 8PM will inaugurate a
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DISCUSSION

Re: I am Max Herman. AKA G2K


Ya know I was hoping the "Real" Max would step up because I would have never
opened with my knight. I will honorably complete this match.

I am "Real" Lee Wells.
Max where are you really

on 8/23/02 8:47 PM, Pet Name at muserna@muserna.org wrote:

> on 8/23/02 2:35 PM, Lee Wells leewells@bb19.net ecrit :
>
>> I cant take it any more.
>> Once and for all I am Max Herman.
>
>
> It's always the one you least expected! Darn!!
>
> o.k. Lee it's your move then:
>
> Lee Wells
>
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> A B C D E F G H
>
> -muserna
>
>
> date 8/21/02
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> 1 E2-E4 D7-D5
> 2 B1-B3 D2-D3
>
>
>
>
>> on 8/23/02 10:32 AM, neil jenkins at neil@devoid.co.uk wrote:
>>
>>> Will The Real Max Herman Please Stand Up?
>
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DISCUSSION

FWD: warpornTVprotestmusic


--- postfixE <postfixE@nerdtronica.com> wrote:
> Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 23:50:35 -0700
> From: "postfixE" <postfixE@nerdtronica.com>
> To: <postfixe@nerdtronica.com>
> Subject: warpornTVprotestmusic
>
>
> ?The artist must elect to fight for freedom or
> slavery. I have made my choice. I had no
> alternative.? -
> Paul Robeson
>
> ?And you, are you so forgetful of your past, is
> there no echo in your soul of your poets' songs,
> your
> dreamers' dreams, your rebels' calls?? - Emma
> Goldman
>
> Hello friends (and fellow conspirators),
> We are writing to tell you about our newest
> recording project.
> It is called warpornTVprotestmusic. It?s a DIY
> punktronic musical documentary imagined, created and
> recorded at home from 9/2001 - 7/2002. It explores
> the effects of the media (and its limited scope of
> representation) on our consciousness as well as our
> perceptions of reality. It?s also about using the
> available technology and tools to creatively express
> our dissent and frustration.
> It is posted stereo mp3 style on our website
> www.nerdtronica.com
> and can be downloaded now (FREE).
> The recording is just under sixty minutes with 37
> tracks.
> We are preparing a thesis (and video) about this
> project, soon to be posted.
> If you want a CD-R version of the album, reply to us
> at this e-mail address.
>
> peace and love
>
> Rob and Mike
>
> ?When the mass media in some foreign countries serve
> as megaphones for the rhetoric of their
> government, the result is ludicrous propaganda. When
> the mass media in our country serve as
> megaphones for the rhetoric of the U.S. government,
> the result is responsible journalism?
> - Normon Solomon
>
> ?Perhaps this is an obvious point, but the
> democratic postulate is that the media are
> independent and
> committed to discovering and reporting the truth,
> and that they do not merely reflect the world as
> powerful groups wish it to be perceived. Leaders of
> the media claim that their news choices rest on
> unbiased professional and objective criteria, and
> they have support for this contention in the
> intellectual community. If, however, the powerful
> are able to fix the premises of discourse, to decide
> what the general populace is allowed to see, hear,
> and think about, and to "manage" public opinion
> by regular propaganda campaigns, the standard view
> of how the system works is at serious odds
> with reality.? - Noam Chomsky, Manufacturing
> Consent, preface, pg xi
>
> ?The powerful call us ignorant.? - Subcomandante
> Marcos
>
> ?Don't hate the media. Become the media.? ? Jello
> Biafra
>