Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga
Since the beginning
Works in Brooklyn, New York United States of America

Ricardo Miranda Zuñiga enjoys combining video, animation, the internet and interactivity into sculptural or virtual works that investigate various social issues. Ricardo is based in New York City.
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Processing Instructor for New Media at Purchase College

Sat May 24, 2008 14:45

Instructor sought for Processing course in the New Media program at Purchase College for Fall 2008

Introduction to Processing:

This course is an upper-level course that introduces the concept of computer programming within the context of the visual arts. The focus of the course is Processing (www.processing.org), a tool to develop images, animation, and interactivity that can be distributed via the web. Related topics such as the open source movement and algorithmic art will be discussed alongside technical training and experimentation. Prerequisite: Computer Science I or Programming Games. The class meets once a week and is currently scheduled Wednesday from 8:30am-12:10pm.

New Media at Purchase College

In the interdisciplinary New Media Program at Purchase College, students learn to interact with digital media both as critical consumers and as active producers. (http://www.purchase.edu/Departments/Admissions/AreasofStudy/ProgramPages/newmedia.aspx).

Founded on the principle that artists and scholars are indispensable to each other and to an enlightened society, Purchase College combines professional conservatory programs in the visual and performing arts and distinguished programs in the liberal arts. The campus is located 20 miles north of Manhattan in Westchester County (https://www.purchase.edu/Departments/Transportation/default.aspx).

To Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to Brooke Singer (brooke.singer@purchase.edu) by June 1, 2008. Include in your letter if the scheduled course time is acceptable or -- if not -- when you are available to teach during the week. Direct any questions to Brooke Singer as well.


VOTEMOS.US Weekly Video Podcast Now Available

Thu May 01, 2008 00:00 - Thu May 01, 2008

VOTEMOS.US the site that questions what the 2008 U.S. presidential elections would look like if all residents in the U.S. could vote will now feature weekly video interviews with U.S. immigrants and Mexico City residents concerning the presidential elections and general relations between the United States and Latin America.

Although VOTEMOS.US is a Spanish-language site, the videos have English language subtitles so that U.S. citizens may have an insight into the views of their Spanish speaking neighbors within the country as well as those south of the border. The weekly video interviews are available on the site - http://votemos.us/video.php and as a podcast or rss feed - http://votemos.us/index.xml

This week Argentine Jose Antonio Lazzari relaxing in the park Alameda Central located in the historical center of Mexico City states that he would not vote for Obama, Hillary or McCain and he questions who the leftist candidates are in the U.S... Jose Antonio goes on to point out that the United States are controlled by the transnational companies that are making a fortune in Iraq.

We had a lengthy conversation with Jose Antonio Lazzari, a theater actor and educator who runs a free school in Argentina. Sections of this conversation will be published over the next few weeks. Past interviews with NYC undocumented resident Raymundo are also available and all videos will be archived on the site: http://votemos.us/video.php


Moving Forest

Sun Jan 27, 2008 00:00 - Sun Jan 27, 2008

For those of you who would come to berlin for Transmediale08

As part of the 12 hour Moving Forest performance (11:00 -23:00) at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Moving Forest of the People Front calls for an act of insurgency with Berliners for the final FOREST march toward CASTLE takeover Transmediale08.

On February 1 at 19:00
CALL for DS Revolt:go northwest 20 Allied Clearing House [Bundestag]
CALL for Radio Gun Revolt: Symphony of noise [Siegessäule]
CALL for AIR: GAMEoverTAKEoverOVER [JVA Berlin Moabit]
CALL for transmission: autonomous transmitting units [JVA Berlin Moabit]
For those of you who have a few streams of rumblings, disruption, upheaval, turbulence, turmoil and convulsion or simply uplifting, please join backyard radio's CALL for netstreams: Conspire and take remote control

BACKYARD RADIO in association with AKA THE CASLE invites all net streamcasters to join the multi-channel sonic uproar by sending in net streams.
The moving forest - its standing, its moving is floating towards the center of empty wireless power. Conspire with your radio station, sound studio, toy shop, sample archive, live improvisation, mouth poetry, boombox collection. You´ll be streamed, televised, wiretapped, remixed, multiplexed, oversampled, frequency modulated and broadcasted.
Each network sound stream gets on air for 20 minutes slot and mixed into the ensemble stream and microradio broadcast.
SIGN UP for your time slot at http://www.movingforest.net/
write to info@backyardradio.de

Moving Forest presented by AKA the castle
CONSPIRE, Transmediale08
House of World Cultures, Berlin
February 1, 2008
'Moving Forest' is a 12-hour 5 act sonic performance operating with public wifi and mobile technology - an expandable citywide operatic manoeuvre/intervention. Derived from Kurosawa's film version of Macbeth, Spider Web Castle, 'Moving Forest' renders the film's final sequences
(12 minutes in length) into a 12-hour 'sonica' of grand scale. 'Moving
Forest' reinvents a modern edition of a Castle Central (here: the House
of World Cultures) and a city in revolt. Inside the castle, the downfall
of the assumed power; outside in the city, the mobilised urbanites march
with generated sounds of insurgence towards the imaginary Centre.
'Moving Forest' collaborates with sound artists to compose acts and
scores, at the same time, drafts a PD (pure data) conspiracy scheme,
performing live with citywide performance transmitted by wifi.

[AKA the castle] is a temporal performance troop bringing together visual artists, writers, soundists, silk threaders, codedecoders, macromikro, boombox mass, mobile agents, wifi fielders and urbanites to realize the 12 hour Moving Forest.


50,000 Beds opening July 20, 21, 22

Tue Jun 26, 2007 00:00 - Tue Jun 26, 2007

Question: What happens when you turn forty-five video artists loose in forty-five hotel rooms across the State of Connecticut? Answer: the exhibition 50,000 Beds. Organized by artist Chris Doyle, 50,000 Beds commissioned 45 new video works to be exhibited in specially designed "multi-screen" galleries at three venues: Artspace (opening July 20th), Real Art Ways (opening July 21st) and The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (opening July 22). The exhibition focuses on the hotel room as a site filled with narrative potential. Familiar yet foreign, a hotel room combines experiences of both intimacy and anonymity. The short videos will show a diverse range of artistic responses and themes. Amongst participating artists are Marina Zurkow, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, Eve Sussman, Ricardo Miranda Zuniga, Nina Katchadourian and many more. For details on the exhibition go to: http://www.50000beds.net/


Franklin Furnace presents a retrospective

Fri Apr 27, 2007 00:00 - Tue Mar 27, 2007

Franklin Furnace presents a retrospective

The History of the Future: A Franklin Furnace View of Performance Art

One Night Only - April 27th, 2007

Franklin Furnace, the internationally-acclaimed incubator of the
avant-garde, is proud to present a one-night only benefit event on Friday, April 27th at 8:00 PM: The History of the Future: A Franklin Furnace View of Performance Art, to take place at the Harry de Jur Playhouse of Henry Street Settlement (located at 466 Grand Street, Manhattan). For this unique evening, Patron tickets are $500 and $100, and are available through Franklin Furnace, www.franklinfurnace.org or call 718-398-7255. General Admission tickets are $20, and are available through www.theatermania.com, or call 212-352-3101

The benefit will be co-curated by C. Carr, critic and author of On Edge; RoseLee Goldberg, scholar and author of Live Art: 1909 to the Present; and Martha Wilson, Founding Director of Franklin Furnace, and will contain both video footage of historical performance works and live performances by some of the most influential artists of our time. This program will serve as an overview of performance art works which changed art discourse over three decades.

The History of the Future will include live performances by Karen Finley, Murray Hill, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Tom Murrin, Julie Atlas Muz, Reverend Billy, Alba Sanchez, Michael Smith and Martha Wilson.

Artists whose recorded work is represented in the event include Moe Angelos and Peggy Healy, Ron Athey, Blue Man Group, Eric Bogosian, Patty Chang, Nicolas Dumit Estevez, John Fleck, Coco Fusco and Guillermo Gomez- Pena, Grupo 609, Tehching Hsieh, Holly Hughes, John Jesurun, Joshua Kinberg and Yury Gitman, The Kipper Kids, Ana Mendieta, Tim Miller, Mouchette, William Pope.L, Martha Rosler, Sapphire, Stuart Sherman, Annie Sprinkle, Jack Waters, William Wegman and Man Ray, Wooloo Productions, Adrianne Wortzel, X-Cheerleaders and Ricardo Miranda Zuniga.

The History of the Future will honor Marina Abramovic, Simone Forti, Claes Oldenburg, Yoko Ono, Yvonne Rainer and Carolee Schneemann for their pioneering performance work and Judson Memorial Church for its role as a cradle of experiment.

It has been 30 years since Franklin Furnace was founded to present, preserve, interpret, proselytize and advocate on behalf of avant-garde art, and 10 years since Franklin Furnace "went virtual," taking its website as its public face. Here's an historic outline of seminal FF events:

--February, 1981: Eric Bogosian's first performance in New York, "Men Inside," is presented by Franklin Furnace.

--February 1984: Franklin Furnace is reprimanded by the NEA and dropped by several corporate sources for presenting Carnival Knowledge, an exhibition and performance extravaganza that questioned if there can be such a thing as "feminist pornography." Annie Sprinkle makes her artist debut in "Deep Inside Porn Stars."

--May, 1985: Franklin Furnace creates its Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art, which allows emerging artists to produce major work in New York. The panel selects three of the "NEA Four" artists before they were so identified (Karen Finley, Holly Hughes, John Fleck) along with many others who have gone on to change the world: Papo Colo, Kaylynn Two Trees Sullivan, William Pope.L, Jennifer Miller, Andrea Fraser, Peggy Pettitt, Kim Irwin, Keith Antar Mason, Murray Hill, Pamela Sneed, Tanya Barfield, Deborah Edmeades, Patty Chang, and Stanya Kahn, among others.

--February, 1988: Franklin Furnace and Thought Music produce Teenytown, a multimedia performance by Jessica Hagedorn, Laurie Carlos and Robbie McCauley with film by John Woo and choreography by Jawole Willa Jo Zolar, which examines how racism is embedded in popular culture and entertainment.

--May - August, 1990: Franklin Furnace's performance space is closed by the New York City Fire Department for being an "illegal social club," and the organization is demonized for presenting Karen Finley's installation, "A Woman's Life Isn't Worth Much." Inquiries and audits are conducted by the Internal Revenue Service, the New York State Comptroller and at the request of Senator Jesse Helms, the General Accounting Office. Cathy Simmons is the first artist in Franklin Furnace's performance program "in exile," at the Kitchen.

--January, 1992: Franklin Furnace's Visual Artists Organizations grant from the NEA is rescinded by the National Council because of the sexually explicit content of a 1991 performance by Scarlet O. The Peter Norton Family Foundation replaces this $25,000 grant.

--November, 1993: The Museum of Modern Art acquires Franklin Furnace's collection of artists' books published internationally after 1960, the largest in the United States, forming the Museum of Modern Art/Franklin Furnace/Artist Book Collection.

--February, 1997: Franklin Furnace launches its website,
www.franklinfurnace.org, as the Board determines that access to freedom of expression and a broader audience for emerging artists through new media will be a prime program focus.

--January, 1998: Franklin Furnace's first netcasting season of ten artists including Lenora Champagne, Alvin Eng, and Patricia Hoffbauer is mounted in collaboration with Pseudo.com.

--January - December, 2000: The Future of the Present 2000 is redesigned as a residency program in collaboration with Parsons School of Design in order to give artists access to the full range of digital tools, and to exploit the Internet as an art medium and venue.

--May, 2006: Franklin Furnace receives notification of $124,030 from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a two-year grant to digitize and publish on the Internet records of performances, installations, exhibits and other events produced by the organization during its first ten years. This project will create electronic access to what are now the only remaining artifacts of these singular works of social, political and cultural expression.

--June, 2006: ARTstor and Franklin Furnace announce a collaboration agreement, ARTstor's first with an "alternative space." Digital images are fast replacing slides and slide projectors in the teaching of art and art history. To respond to these changes, Franklin Furnace is working with ARTstor to digitize and distribute images and documentation of events presented and produced by Franklin Furnace, with the goal of embedding the value of ephemeral practice into art and cultural history.


Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.
80 Arts - The James E. Davis Arts Building
80 Hanson Place, #301
Brooklyn, NY 11217-1506
T 718 398 7255
F 718 398 7256
JOIN TODAY! http://www.franklinfurnace.org/about/memb2006_07/index.html

Martha Wilson, Founding Director
Michael Katchen, Senior Archivist
Harley Spiller, Administrator
Dolores Zorreguieta, Program Coordinator