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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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


Part-time teaching opportunity

Adjunct/Part-time Faculty, 3D Graphic Design,
Jan 22 to May 02

The College of New Jersey is seeking qualified
part-time faculty to teach a course in
three-dimensional graphic design. Candidates should
have a MFA in graphic design (currently MFA graphic
design students will also be considered), or a
Bachelor degree or equivalent in graphic design with a
minimum of five years experience in the fields of
packaging design, window display, or environmental
graphics. Working knowledge of Quark/InDesign,
Illustrator, and Photoshop is required. Knowledge of
three-dimensional graphic software is a plus. This
class will meet Monday night from 5 pm-8: 50 pm.

The College of New Jersey is located near Trenton, NJ
in Ewing. Interested applicants are encouraged to
apply as early as possible. Please contact Prof. Fanky
Chak at fankychak@yahoo.com for further information.


FALLOUT: What's Left, opens Dec. 9th, Momenta Art

Mon Nov 28, 2005 00:00 - Sun Nov 27, 2005

Dear Rhizomers,
If you're in NYC anytime between Dec.9th and Jan.23rd, please visit Momenta Art in Brooklyn to view a new installation based on a Turbulence commission.

FALLOUT: What's Left, an installation by Ricardo Miranda Zuniga,
Momenta Art, 72 Berry St. Brooklyn, NY
Opening Friday, December 9th on exhibit through January 23rd

Drawing from public text submissions to an online repository of personal perspectives on Nicaragua, Ricardo Miranda Zuniga constructs a revisionist history portraying the ebb and flow of Latin American Marxist revolution. At a time when the U.S. Government considers possible flaws in its current interventionist strategies and as South American socialist leaders challenge U.S. policy, the installation "FALLOUT: What's Left" collapses the past with the present in an attempt to rattle the U.S.'s media amnesia. The installation will feature propaganda posters commissioned for the installation from four designers: Isabel Chang, Enrique Sacasa, Ed Adams and David Ulrich; a new video game by the artist "Always Go Left;" a mini FM public radio station and free Scype sessions during the holiday season for migrant's separated from family. For a prelude to the installation please visit: http://turbulence.org/Works/fallout/.

Momenta Art is located at 72 Berry Street, ground floor, between N9th and N10th Sts. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

By subway, take the L train to Bedfordstop (the first stop in Brooklyn). Exit on the Bedford side. Walk one block towards the river to Berry Street. Make a right on Berry Street and continue 2 1/2 blocks.


Ms. MP the 3rd

What system do you use to purchase and listen to "your" MP3s? Do you know
your rights as an MP3 consumer? Are you aware of when you are
overstepping your listening rights as a consumer of MP3s?

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is a company that
represents the music labels that own the copyrights to the music that you
purchase as MP3s. The RIAA enforces the use and exchange of MP3s via the
Digital Rights Maintenance (DRM) lock, but few people really know all the
details as to how the legal rules of DRM function or how companies such as
Apple and Napster can control your MP3 purchases. Stafan Hayden has
assembled an informational animation that walks one through a general
overview of MP3 laws - use and misuse as well as how Apple and Napster are
managing their sales.

Check out Stefan's animation to learn about the complex world of copyright
and ownership of MP3 files:



Adjunct Position, College of New Jersey

Fri Jan 07, 2005 15:05

The Art Department at the College of New Jersey, located in Ewing, NJ
(driving about 40 minutes from Philadelphia and an hour and half from NYC
- public transporation available) is seeking an adjunct professor to teach
an introductory course in interactive design using either Flash or
Director. The course is titled "Experiencing Art" this is a non-art major
course in which students take three week workshops in Sculpture, Print,
Drawing, Computer Graphics and Interactive Design. The course merely
attempts to give non art majors an overview of the various forms of art
making. In the past, the Interactive module has been presented using
Macromedia Director to present fundamental concepts in building
interactive computer applications. The students in the class are divided
into groups of 15 and rotate through the semester from one module to the
next. The course meets Thursday mornings from 8:30am to 11:30am, the pay
is $2835 for the semester, beginning Thursday January 20th through
Thursday May5th. The class is taught in the Macintosh environment with
the latest version of computer graphics software.
TCNJ Art Department Site:
TCNJ academic calendar:
If you qualify and are interested please contact Ricardo Miranda at
miranda@tcnj.edu or call 917 748-9975.