mark cooley
Since 2002
Works in United States of America

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BIO
Mark Cooley is an interdisciplinary artist interested in exploring the intersections of art, activism and institutional critique in a variety of contexts. Subjects of particular interest are U.S. foreign policy, corporate culture, and the political economy of new technologies. Recently, Mark has focused his attention on food production and consumption and the ways in which artists may mediate in these processes.

http://www.flawedart.net


The New American Dictionary


The Boston-based performance group Institute for Infinitely Small Things has published a book called The New American Dictionary.

The dictionary highlights the terminology of fear, security and war that has permeated American English post 9-11. It includes 68 new terms i.e. Preparedness and Freedom Fries as well as terms that have recently been redefined i.e. Torture.

The dictionary also has an interactive dimension. 58 terms are left undefined for the reader to pencil in their own definition. Furthermore, readers are invited to submit their additions to the institute for a possible inclusion in the 2nd edition.

The New American Dictionary is available at several online stores.

www.newamericandictionary.com

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exhaust emissions balloons


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a huge balloon, tied to a car�s vent-pipe, depicting the amount of exhaust emissions a car releases a day.

the "bursting earth" project is similar, but more dynamic. activists attach world globe balloons on exhaust pipes of cars in Berlin. the exhaust gas inflates the ballons. after the message becomes readable, there is a big "bang".

[link: frederiksamuel.com & adsoftheworld.com & 20to20.org]

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WoW!


Aram Bartholl is a german artist renowned for making physical abstractions of the digital world, particularly game-worlds.

One of Aram's not-to-be-missed performances is inspired by the popular computer game World of Warcraft (WoW).

In WoW, the nickname of the player's avatar is constantly hovering above the head of the player so that the identity is visible for everyone else in the game.

Aram took this little feature out of cyberspace to see how it would look if people's names would float above their heads in the physical world too.

WoW has been performed at different locations around the world. Luckily, it is well-documented!


Getting coffee WoW style Workshop in Ghent Project Site

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REALIZING THE IMPOSSIBLE: ART AGAINST AUTHORITY


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Aesthetics and Politics

REALIZING THE IMPOSSIBLE: ART AGAINST AUTHORITY by Josh MacPhee, Erik Reuland, editors :: There has always been a close relationship between aesthetics and politics in anti-authoritarian social movements. And those movements have in turn influenced many of the last century's most important art movements, including cubism, Dada, post-impressionism, abstract expressionism, surrealism, Fluxus, Situationism, and punk. Today, the movement against corporate globalization, with its creative acts of resistance, has brought anti-authoritarian politics into the forefront. This sprawling, inclusive collection explores this vibrant history, with topics ranging from turn-of-the-century French cartoonists to modern Indonesian printmaking, from people rolling giant balls of trash down Chicago streets to massive squatted urban villages and renegade playgrounds in Denmark, from stencil artists of Argentina to radical video collectives of the US and Mexico. Lots of illustrations, all b&w.;

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Re: the fashion of


Dates:
Wed Mar 03, 2004 00:00 - Wed Mar 03, 2004

for those of you who weren't able to see it last time - i got rid of the onload pop-up - you will also need flash and volume turned up. after clicking the "logo" - the question is stated on the new window status bar. it's probably more trouble than its worth at this point. but anyway...

http://art-design.smsu.edu/cooley/wal/passion

mark

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Re: Re: the fashion of


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Tue Mar 02, 2004 00:00 - Tue Mar 02, 2004

i haven't heard anything like that. however, it is Gibsons hand that holds the spike that is driven into Christ. all that aside, maybe my response to the film is seated in my living environment at the moment - bible-belt USA. Obviously, there has been all this controversy, there is not much of one here. i just can't figure why "god-fearin' Americans" want to see a hyperreal simultaion of thier God tortured and pay eight bucks to see it. many around here see this as the ultimate evangelical film - apparently they are trying to teach something - it's sort of scary to contemplate what that might be.

nicholas economos wrote:

> hello Mark,
> does Mel Gibson really have a scene where his pec implants are slowly
> removed in that flick?
> nicholas
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the fashion of


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Mon Mar 01, 2004 00:00 - Tue Mar 02, 2004


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Re: do you know of art work where.....


you would probably benefit from seeing bruce conner's films. check out "A movie" probably his most famous, and i think one of his best.

Louise Kay wrote:

> Hey! I'm a student currently working on a found footage project. I
> need to find some artists who have adopted a similar production
> practice as my group. We are working independently of one another
> with only one visual image as stimulus and the premise that our sound
> and image will create some kind of contradiction. Please help!