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

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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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Feel Compassion, Spread the Love


Spread the the love like butter on a hot summer day.

on 8/2/02 8:09 AM, furtherfield at info@furtherfield.org wrote:

Hi Nikola,

I know that you don't want to hurt yourself by getting distracted by
poilitcal issues.

He has more of a right to post on this list, than we have the right to
ignore the killing of many civilian lives. Why are you not interested in
accepting people's unhappy situations, what is wrong with acknowledging the
damage that is being imposed on civilians lives via corporate & governmental
oppression? Why shouldn't he post a compassionate plea on the list? I
believe that life is more important than comfort, more important than art.

Everyone has experienced pain in some form or other, via someone else's
cold-hearted decision to actively cause pain. It is important that people
are aware of what is happening around the world, for what happens out there,
outside one's own nation/border - occrances/situations effect us all in many
ways. In respect of what you term as 'putting all the blame on a far away
enemy', well, if that far away enemy is killing your families, friends and
livelihood. What are going to do, accept it? I

But there is nothing wrong with feeling compassion for other people, &
helping them in what ever way you can, no matter how small. For instance
that individual who posted that email did it out of desperation, confusion
about a world that does not look after its own people's.

Why are you posting this on an US based net.art community mailing
> list? So you get few people to tell you "oh god, that is horrible" and then
> forget about it after 5 seconds.

I would of thought this would be a perfect place to mail such an email, as
far as he/she is concerned. I will not forget - because I actually care
about humanity, and I am actively contributing in my own way to trying to
make it a better place, contrary to the grunts who are far to keen to kill.

> If you want the war to stop I suggest you turn the other cheek cause only
> fuel for your war is your own hate and pride, and you have no right to put
> all the blame on a far away demon.

So your suggestion to this desperate individual who is being victimized by a
super power is to turn the other cheek, your advice is wrong. It lacks
intuitive understanding of humanity & lacks empathy.
Every culture, every society, every country, every family has problems that
are violent, yet many people do not appreciate; that there are real troubles
happening globally that will influence their lives whether they want it to
or not, imposing massive changes on communities, causing mass imigration of
the likes that we have never seen before. If artists hide away in denial,
not wanting to face their own demons, fear of questioning why their own
country/religion is hurting another, then we will continue to fall further
into 'global collapse'.

Esso has done more than any other company to undermine the Kyoto Protocol,
the only international treaty to stop global warming. In fact, it's largely
because of Esso that President Bush has washed his hands of the treaty. The
USA is responsible for a staggering 25% of all the pollution that causes
global warming. Exxon was one of the main financial contributors to George
Bush's election campaign. As soon as George Bush became president, he
announced that the US would pull out of international agreements to stop
global warming - exactly the position that Exxon was promoting.

Do you think that this is right? If not, what are you going to do about?
Because all this is part of the same thing. It is all connected. It is our
responsibility to look out for other human beings, to see that they are
being treated fairly. Humanity must learn by its mistakes (some hope).
And I saw Sisyphus too, bound to his own torture,
grappling his monstrous boulder with both arms working,
heaving, hands struggling, legs driving, he kept on
thrusting the rock uphill toward the brink, but just
as it teetered, set to topple over --- time and again
the immense weight of the thing would wheel it back and
the ruthless boulder would bound and tumble down to the plain again ---
so once again he would heave, would struggle to thrust it up,
sweat drenching his body, dust swirling above his head (269).

Marc Garrett

If we all just ignore these issues that are continiously occuring.

> re = I would be dishonest if I said I didn't hate the American government.
> I do hate it, so really, so deeply and, yes, so rightly.
>
> I spent 3 months under the NATO bombers in Belgrade, but I have to say that
> what you are silly.
>
> First: I do not follow the political situation in your part of the world
> but I do understand that you are putting all the blame on a far away enemy
> which you can not touch, which actually makes it easy for you to just
> complain and do nothing positive.
>
> Second: Why are you posting this on an US based net.art community mailing
> list? So you get few people to tell you "oh god, that is horrible" and then
> forget about it after 5 seconds.
>
> If you want the war to stop I suggest you turn the other cheek cause only
> fuel for your war is your own hate and pride, and you have no right to put
> all the blame on a far away demon.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ;
>
> mailto:nikola@tosic.com
> http://www.nekada.com
> http://www.tosic.com
>
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DISCUSSION

FW: RHIZOME_RAW: It's time to take sides...


To play devils advocate.
Are these small business getting permission to play the copywritten
material. Are they selling it or providing the content through a
subscription model?

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.

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.

In the big picture I think our planet has some larger issues to tackle like
Global Warming and Global Terror.

Oh by the way hi everyone.

Cheers
Lee
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From: Michael Szpakowski <szpako@yahoo.com>
Reply-To: Michael Szpakowski <szpako@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2002 15:39:25 -0700 (PDT)
To: nikola tosic <nikola@tosic.com>, info@furtherfield.org, list@rhizome.org
Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: It's time to take sides...

<Saying that corporations
are idiots? >
They are..and evil..and corrupt...and...
<This is a "poor attacking the rich" concept without
anything more then
"being pissed off">
Why not? ...being pissed off at the state of the world
is something I'm pretty much in favour of personally.
michael.

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