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.



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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: Press Release: Rhizome.org Awarded $100,000 Grant from Rockefeller Foundation


Wheres the party dude?????

ya know funny ha ha

Good job Rizome
for real

on 8/6/02 3:20 PM, t.whid at twhid@mteww.com wrote:

>> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
>>
>> August 5, 2002
>>
>>
>> Rhizome.org Awarded $100,000 Grant from Rockefeller Foundation
>>
>
> so, like... where are we splitting up the loot?

DISCUSSION

Sorry Max


Hi Max
Yes I was and I'm sorry I flaked out. After the WTC attacks I was
volunteering at the site off and on for the next couple weeks. Needless to
say I got massively sidetracked and a little freaked out. My paranoid side
took over in the days that followed and I went underground.
Please forgive me. I hope you understand the extreme circumstances and that
we may be able to work together again in the future.

Cheers
Lee

on 8/3/02 7:43 PM, Nmherman@aol.com at Nmherman@aol.com wrote:

In a message dated 8/3/2002 12:20:27 AM Central Daylight Time,
leewells@bb19.net writes:

Cheers
Lee

Lee, weren't you a judge last year? What happened?

DISCUSSION

Re: All our eggs in one basket


Joseph

I think I've made my point. Next topic.

Joseph Franklyn McElroy Said,
"I don't give it away, I license it freely to the world. I don't care much
if some are crumbs are made...but if someone finds a gold mine, I reckon I
will be knockin' at their door."

Cheers
Lee

on 8/3/02 11:19 AM, Joseph Franklyn McElroy Cor[porat]e [Per]form[ance]
Art[ist] at joseph@electrichands.com wrote:

> Quoting leewells@bb19.net:
>
>
>> Hi Joe
>
> Oh no, not Joe. Joseph if you please. Joe I left in forgotten trees.
>
>>
>> I see and understand where you are coming from and for the most part am down
>> with what you are saying. I did introduce my statements playing dr. evil.
>> But for instance I am not a corporation and outside of Lawyers for the
>> Creative Arts, I do not have a lawyer.
>
> Da point is that the DA position is well known and easily argued. But "I am
> going git my lawyer and sue" stuff doesn't really wash - only the rich and
> powerful can do it. So da poor devil advocates need to stop a usin' dem
> fighting words. It is like dem trees I forgot, all bark.
>
>>
>> But why should WE...working artists let others make money off of our hard
>> work and ideas. Art is a business, this is how I pay the rent. Its fraud that
>> most galleries take 50% commission for doing basically nothing (No other
>> business in the world that takes such high commission) I'm not a trust fund
>> kid that doesn't need to worry about paying the bills. It takes time and
>> money to make art, upgrade computers, play the game to get the deal that
>> pushes us forward. I look forward to the day i dont need to worry about money
>> or the game. Believe me I give my art and Ideas away freely most of the time,
>> but that is my choice. I believe its your choice too.
>
> I don't give it away, I license it freely to the world. I don't care much if
> some are crumbs are made...but if someone finds a gold mine, I reckon I will
> be
> knockin' at their door. My pov, if individually we worry about control so
> much,
> it don't really mean a hill of beans, however, when that control becomes
> corporate, looking for every little patent and copyright, using the
> "individual
> artists right" as political cover, we end up getting this repressive and
> unequal society.
>
> So I stop using the "I want what's coming to me" stance.
>
>>
>> All I'm saying is WE need to cover ourselves so that We're not taken
>> advantage of. I'm only talking about the large multinational corporations but
>> also by the budding little indy-cool business men and woman that have already
>> had a taste of a little money through the internet boom.
>
> Man, we are all taken advantage of on a regular basis...life would become
> unbearable if we couldn't find little ways to take advantage of each other.
> Legislating every thing into non-advantage taking is again repressive.
>
>>
>> Property is an issue. Ideas are another. It is the system that is currently
>> in place. A system that doesn't need to be brought down, but a system that
>> need to be reconfigured for NOW. The Squats were burned down a long time ago
>> and even if they were'nt, I'm not willing to live with the junkies anymore.
>> Been there, done that, thank you.
>
> Ideas are squats. Should be free for everybody.
>
>>
>> Oh and by the way, even though the end of the world may be near, It aint
>> happenin for a while so we should figure out how to get dinner tonight and
>> breakfast in the morning. Ever wonder how to take out a tank without heavy
>> weapons.
>
> A practical person, I see. Lets compromise because this is how the world
> works. Dig large holes.
>
>>
>> Watch out for those sun spots they make folks do strange things.
>
> I don't need em.

DISCUSSION

Re: Liminality


GOTO COLLECTIVE UNCONSCIOUS (Wednesdays) OR SURF REALITY (Sundays)
IN THE LOWER EAST SIDE
They have been doing it for years

on 8/2/02 11:30 PM, Joseph Franklyn McElroy Cor[porat]e [Per]form[ance]
Art[ist] at joseph@electrichands.com wrote:

>> From the Greek word limnos, meaning "threshold," liminality describes and in-
> between time when what was, is no longer, and what will be, is not yet.
>
> It is a rich and creative time, a destructive time. We must form a vision,
> like unto a religion, yet not one, of a new world that will be.
>
> Our vision will embrace a multi-theism world order, no preference or priority
> given. Our vision will understand a discipline of selflessness, balanced with
> the needs of the individual. Our vision will promote an economy of networks,
> small nodes, less property, more distribution.
>
> Fill in the blanks for us.

DISCUSSION

All our eggs in one basket


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Hi Joe

I see and understand where you are coming from and for the most part am down with what you are saying. I did introduce my statements playing dr. evil.
But for instance I am not a corporation and outside of Lawyers for the Creative Arts, I do not have a lawyer.

But why should WE...working artists let others make money off of our hard work and ideas. Art is a business, this is how I pay the rent. Its fraud that most galleries take 50% commission for doing basically nothing (No other business in the world that takes such high commission) I'm not a trust fund kid that doesn't need to worry about paying the bills. It takes time and money to make art, upgrade computers, play the game to get the deal that pushes us forward. I look forward to the day i dont need to worry about money or the game. Believe me I give my art and Ideas away freely most of the time, but that is my choice. I believe its your choice too.

All I'm saying is WE need to cover ourselves so that We're not taken advantage of. I'm only talking about the large multinational corporations but also by the budding little indy-cool business men and woman that have already had a taste of a little money through the internet boom.

Property is an issue. Ideas are another. It is the system that is currently in place. A system that doesn't need to be brought down, but a system that need to be reconfigured for NOW. The Squats were burned down a long time ago and even if they were'nt, I'm not willing to live with the junkies anymore.
Been there, done that, thank you.

Oh and by the way, even though the end of the world may be near, It aint happenin for a while so we should figure out how to get dinner tonight and breakfast in the morning. Ever wonder how to take out a tank without heavy weapons.

Watch out for those sun spots they make folks do strange things.
Cheers
Lee

on 8/2/02 10:39 PM, Joseph Franklyn McElroy Cor[porat]e [Per]form[ance] Art[ist] at joseph@electrichands.com wrote:

>> Would any of you be cool with a small gallery exhibiting your art without
>> your permission or knowledge? I know I would have a problem with it.
>
> When I die, I hope to see many things done without my permission. So why wait
> until I die? To protect some meager reputation, which if by chance is as large
> as the sun or moon, would be there for someone else's riches... Let the
> little
> issues of control go...
>
>> If I release a song, I want to know whos playing it. If I deserve royalties
>> you bet I'm going to try to collect. I will send my lawyers after anyone
>> violating my copyright.
>
> You talk large, think little - if you pay a lawyer to chase fleas, and get
> little bugs as a reward, you are a foolish business person - and copyrights
> are
> business after all is said. Only very rich with lots of resources to protect
> where mass infringment is significant loss would employ such methods - in
> which
> case, abuses will occur.
>
>>
>> In the big picture I think our planet has some larger issues to tackle like
>> Global Warming and Global Terror.
>
> Property is the biggest issue. Property should be in the hands of the wisest,
> not most ruthless, and equitably distributed, and redistributed on a regular
> basis.
>
>>
>> Oh by the way hi everyone.
>
>
> Howdy Ho