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2007.01.05 ONE NIGHT ONLY REALTIME A/V JAMBOREE 7PM - ON PILOT LIGHT 106 E Jackson Ave Knoxville, TN 37915


OPENING 6PM - 11PM The Art Gallery of Knoxville 317 N Gay St Knoxville, TN 37917 Gallery Hours: Friday - Saturday (3-8pm)

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Please join us this Friday Night to share, {exchange|distribute}, create crossroads of digital punk, blues musics + freak folktronics as forms of protest + resistance to current socio-economic situations + political contingencies at (A) r4WB1t5 micro.Fest.

(A) r4WB1t5 rocks digital systems @ Pilot Light, with a realtime audio and video jamboree by r4WB1t5 participants from Knoxville, Chicago and beyond with:

Curt Cloninger - lab404 (Asheville NC .US) performing realtime audio video

Fecal Japan (Knoxville TN .US) playing experimental noise musics

Cindy Latham (Knoxville TN .US) screening digital video

Operators of E.D.E.N. (Chicago IL .US) operating a utopian switch board system

AND MORE! in an open cybernated jam session including these artists as well as the r4WB1t5 micro.Fest organizers themselves, Chris Molinski, jonCates, jon.satrom and jake elliott. a folksonema screening opens the night @ Pilot Light with metatagged media from all across the global interweb super sprawl.

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++ @ The Art Gallery of Knoxville, upload art to 0P3NFR4M3W0RK (images) + R4WD10PL4Y84CK800M80X0R (audio) to make a mashed up cinema machine! 0P3NFR4M3W0RK projects your digital images into an open golden frame on the Gallery wall while R4WD10PL4Y84CK800M80X0R transits your audio files on a micro.Radio station broadcasting to olde skool boomboxes!

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Distribution Religion January 1 - 27

Opening Friday January 5, 6-11pm The Art Gallery of Knoxville

"Distribution Religion" was developed in 1973 by Chicago artists Dan Sandin and Phil Morton as a text to describe the schematic plans for Sandin's Image Processor, an analog computer optimized for video processing. The "Distribution Religion" expressed a determined belief in the idea of free and open copying, which is a central aspect of the Chicago School and a notion that has begun to become important to many contemporary artists.

From January 1 – 27, The Art Gallery of Knoxville will examine situations of sharing and exchange provided by three contemporary Chicago groups: criticalartware, People Powered, and Temporary Services. Each of these artists have developed interests in distribution and it's role as an important social / cultural concern.

criticalartware is a contemporary platform for developing + facilitating discourses on software as art / art as software. Current member of the group are: (in alphanumerical order) jonCates, Matt Dennewitz, jake elliott, Tamas Kemenczy, Nicholas O'Brien, bensyverson ++ jon.satrom. criticalartware is a collaborative platform that maintains + creates opportunities for organizational openness + internal as well as external exchanges, reconfigurations and modularities. A central part of their work involves the public distribution / presentation of interviews, video and text featuring the key players of early code or concept based Art. They are particularly interested in enabling "shared cultural resources connecting these conversations." In Knoxville, criticalartware will coordinate an electronic system for the sharing and exchange of this information – primarily through a custom computer interface.

People Powered is a Chicago group run by artist Kevin Kaempf. His work integrates itself socially, becoming a means for the distribution of physical tools. People Powered "adopts consumer culture's aesthetic forms to distribute information about sustainable living practices such as community composting, recycling, and free public transportation." A recent People Powered exhibit at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art highlighted prototypes for "Chicago Blue Bikes," in which junked bicycles are salvaged and rebuilt into a fleet of public bicycles. The Knoxville exhibition will become part of the project "Loop Limited: Recycled Paints" where unfinished cans of used paint are recycled/mixed together and redistributed into the community. Cans of paint will be available for free in the Gallery space.

The artists of Temporary Services are founders of the Chicago space "Mess Hall" and widely known for their public and social works. Often the group aims to "provide a network for the collection and distribution of artistic work going on looking at the line between art and ethics, power and art, and the role of the public." In Knoxville, the group's Booklets, a large collection of self-published material on a wide range of subjects, will be on display. Alongside this substantial library, an example set of works given away at the Temporary Services event "Free For All" will be shown. "Free For All" was a public art project where multiples of many small objects were collected by the public within a cardboard box that acted as a portable, distributed exhibition.