Patrick Holbrook
Since the beginning
Works in United States of America

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BIO
Patrick Holbrook lives and works in Chicago. His work examines the spaces and movements of commodities and people, the intersections of power structures, ideological expression in engineered and cultural forms, cultural memory, and speculative possibilities of alternative ways of living. Based in video and digital media, but including other materials and objects, it has been shown at venues such as the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, and in solo exhibitions at Eyedrum and the Saltworks Gallery Project Room in Atlanta, A\V Space in Rochester NY, and Washington State University Tri-Cities. He is an Adjunct Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Columbia College, has been a visiting artist at Rhode Island School of Design and Scripps College, and was Assistant Professor at the Georgia College & State University Art Department from 2002 to 2007, where he started the digital media area. He grew up in New Hampshire and received an M.F.A. from the University of Massachusetts - Amherst, a B.A. from Hampshire College, and plays music with The Wood Knots.
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DISCUSSION

paroxysm, whoops


I give up my project! ;) I do. Funny to see myself and Amanda Wasierlewski had just about the same idea for a project -- she already completed hers though: http://www.amandawasielewski.com/wireless.html
(See Calendar, January 25th for our posts).

EVENT

Wi-fi Networks on the L


Dates:
Fri Jan 25, 2008 00:00 - Fri Jan 25, 2008

I am making a series of free PDFs (and printed books eventually) of the wi-fi networks my laptop can see along each Chicago public city train (the 'L') route. The first pdf is out, Pink, which is the line I live on.
I've been investigating the intersections of people, commodities, and space. I like to think of this project as finding invisible graffiti. I think of David Bunn's work with the Los Angeles Public Library card catalog, finding poetry in occurences of words that have found themselves next to each other with an informational, public, mechanized purpose. My books may also be read socio-politically, as each page is the length between each stop of an L line. Readers may correspond each page to the neighborhoods of Chicago, following along with a map.


OPPORTUNITY

One Year Full Time Faculty


Deadline:
Thu Jul 12, 2007 18:24

Digital Media: Fall of 2007 - Georgia College & State University.

One-year full-time appointment non-tenure track. MFA in studio art with extensive knowledge of digital media. Seeking candidates fluent in both screen- and print- based media as well as theory and history. Expertise in Macintosh OSX using current versions of Adobe CS, Macromedia CS, and Final Cut, within a fine arts context is essential. Teach 3 digital media classes per semester, Web page design, interactivity, video and non-linear video editing and/or 2-D animation. A broad understanding of contemporary theory and criticism of digital technologies and inter-media arts and ability to articulate concepts in a broad studio context is necessary.
Additional responsibilities: help maintain a 16 station Mac lab, mentoring independent studies, contributing to departmental planning, participating in co-curricular initiatives, assisting in exhibition and visiting artist program. In all of our studio faculty we seek secondary strengths in the theory, practice, and history of visual communication, issues of community, issues of gender, identity politics, media literacy, and demonstrable examples of other experiences such as performance, installation, and/or video art.

To learn more about GC&SU, visit: http://www.gcsu.edu. Women and under- represented candidates are especially encouraged to apply. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.

Deadline: ASAP
Start date: August 2007

Send letter of application, CV, names of 3 references, supporting materials of artistic production which may include: five minute video sample, CD or DVD, up to 20 labeled slides with slide list, and/or Web site address in a SASE to:

Richard A. Lou
Chair - Art Department
Georgia College & State University
Blackbridge Hall - CBX 094
Milledgeville, GA 31061

478-445-4572 - office
478-445-6088 - fax
richard.lou@gcsu.edu
http://www.gcsu.edu/art/


OPPORTUNITY

Call for Papers: Net(works): Art and Pre-Existing Web Platforms


Deadline:
Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:58

Call for papers -

Net(works): Art and Pre-Existing Web Platforms
@ SECAC 2007 (Southeastern College Art Conference)

Beyond using the internet as a way to show representations of visual and performance work, artists have been using pre-existing dynamic content web sites as the actual site of the work. One of the first projects of this nature included Keith Obadike selling his blackness on eBay. More recently, Cary Peppermint’s Department of Networked Performance, an educational situation, uses MySpace as its host. The Gif Show also used MySpace, appropriately, as a parallel site for a curatorial project in real space about the aesthetics of low-bit production. A public art competition and gallery shows have suddenly been popping up in Second Life, a virtual world created by users and inhabited by their avatars, which interact with each other in real-time.
Some of the topics raised may include, but are not limited to: How are artists currently using these and similar spaces? Are these projects considered interventions, or otherwise? Are these spaces appropriate for undergraduate education projects? How do real curatorial spaces intersect with these virtual spaces? What do these spaces, with or without the art world, mean within visual culture contexts? Please propose your presentation as it pertains to any field - practice, history/theory/criticism, museum studies, and/or education.

Patrick Holbrook, Georgia College & State University

Email: patrick.holbrook@gcsu.edu
(Please let me know if you have any questions, if I can help you with anything, or even if you are just thinking about it)

Proposals are due May 1st, 2007. Conference is October 17-20, 2007 in Charleston, West Virginia.
http://www.unc.edu/~rfrew/SECAC/annual_conference.html


OPPORTUNITY

Call for Papers - Art and Pre-Exisitng Web Platforms


Deadline:
Mon Feb 12, 2007 13:13

Call for Papers

Net(works): Art and Pre-Existing Web Platforms
(@ SECAC 2007)

Beyond using the internet as a way to show representations of visual and performance work, artists have been using pre-existing dynamic content web sites as the actual site of the work. One of the first projects of this nature included Keith Obadike selling his blackness on eBay. More recently, Cary Peppermint’s Department of Networked Performance, an educational situation, uses MySpace as its host. The Gif Show also used MySpace, appropriately, as a parallel site for a curatorial project in real space about the aesthetics of low-bit production. A public art competition and gallery shows have suddenly been popping up in Second Life, a virtual world created by users and inhabited by their avatars, which interact with each other in real-time.
Some topics may include, but are not limited to: How are artists currently using these and similar spaces? Are these projects considered interventions, or otherwise? Are these spaces appropriate for undergraduate education projects? How do real curatorial spaces intersect with these virtual spaces? What do these spaces, with or without the art world, mean within visual culture contexts? Please propose your presentation as it pertains to any field - practice, history/theory/criticism, museum studies, and/or education.

Patrick Holbrook, Georgia College & State University

Email: patrick.holbrook@gcsu.edu

Proposals are due May 1st, 2007. Conference is October 17-20, 2007 in Charleston, West Virginia.
http://www.unc.edu/~rfrew/SECAC/annual_conference.html