Michael Szpakowski

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Member Since January 1, 1996

1 year, 10 months ago on The Commenter: A Lament

Absolutely. I *loved* Rhizome. It meant a huge amount to me & I owe it a lot. I gave every year until recently, more than I could afford ( and I ...
2 years, 8 months ago on Performance GIFs 3: Legacy Russell

Remixed, twice:

not quite loved, nor ignored

https://vimeo.com/groups/190297/videos/67162736

the artist shifts between "visible" and "invisible"

https://vimeo.com/groups/190297/videos/67160117

cheers

michael
2 years, 9 months ago on Breaking the Ice

I'm intrigued by this response after having given it a good deal of thought. Do you think that your role, Michael, is to "foster a tone" ?
Rob Myers is a ...
2 years, 9 months ago on Breaking the Ice

Dyske
In a huge break with our history and with precedent I have to say I agree with almost all of what you write here. The last two paras, in ...
2 years, 9 months ago on Breaking the Ice

HI Michael
& welcome. I've been around Rhizome for a long time, since 2000 or so. It's been hugely important to me in all sorts of ways and even though ...
4 years, 6 months ago on London Calling

It's nice there's proper discussion happening here again - let's have some more!
4 years, 6 months ago on London Calling

I think it's an interesting article and I learned something from it. As people have pointed out the question of the political is probably a great deal more nuanced than ...
4 years, 11 months ago on The New Rhizome.org

Why do this in public? - I'm sure it's all in good faith but it comes over as a tad mean sprited.
michael
5 years, 3 months ago on Millie Niss (1973 - 2009)

A book of Millie's poetry has just been published, edited by her mother, Martha.
It's tremendous. Edward Picot says of it in his quote on the back "It's one of ...
5 years, 5 months ago on Ghost (1984) - Takashi Ito

This is wonderful! We posted a section of Takashi Ito's early tour de force "Spacy" on DVblog earlier this year

http://dvblog.org/?p=5790

All his work is tremendous ...
5 years, 6 months ago on Millie Niss (1973 - 2009)

We just posted today a previously unseen movie by Millie :

http://dvblog.org/

http://dvblog.org/?p=6543

michael

5 years, 8 months ago on Photos of Mail Nothing to the Tate Modern

Lovely drawing from Dave Miller,


http://davemiller.org/


posted on Netbehaviour the other day….

[img]http://davemiller.org/drawings/austerity/greek_riots.png[/img]
5 years, 8 months ago on Photos of Mail Nothing to the Tate Modern

Yes - it'd be nice to see the Tate taking a stand, wouldn't it? But of course it's not just BP , although that currently raises the question in a particularly acute ...
5 years, 9 months ago on Yahoo Search Loop (2008) - Kim Asendorf

"john michael boling" also shuts it up…
5 years, 9 months ago on Yahoo Search Loop (2008) - Kim Asendorf

It halts quite soon after "Mr Mxyzptlk" ( the imp from the 5th dimension) but even better, "hapax legomenon" seems to stump it completely….
6 years, 2 months ago on Millie Niss (1973 - 2009)

I can't believe she's gone.
And I can't believe I'll never receive another stern, funny,
clever, closely argued and kind e mail from her.

She was utterly unique and an ...
6 years, 2 months ago on Excavated Tree (2009) - Katie Holten

No grand concept; just pointing a camera at my cherry tree, a lot. But, seeing as we're on the subject:

http://www.somedancersandmusicians.com/vlog/ScenesOfProvincialLife.cgi/2007/04/22 ...
6 years, 5 months ago on Drifter (2008) - Magali Reus

that's tremendous Nick! many thanks!
m.
6 years, 6 months ago on Drifter (2008) - Magali Reus

Hi Nick
thanks - I hadn't realised that QT was available using bbcode -that's great.
I guess intially this must have been loosely implemented on Rhizome ( or that somehow html slipped ...
6 years, 6 months ago on Drifter (2008) - Magali Reus

I see this is an embedded QT.

For a brief, glorious, period after Rhizome moved to its current format it was possible, as an ordinary member, to post not only ...
6 years, 7 months ago on On Tour

I think it's important to defend the right of critics to write what they like in whatever way they like.
Are we going to have the farcical situation where ( as ...
6 years, 7 months ago on Blackness for Sale (2001) - Keith Obadike

Marc Garett apparently had some difficulty posting this earlier
& he mailed me & asked me to post it on his behalf..m


Hi Brian & all,

Yes, Ruth Catlow ...
6 years, 7 months ago on Blackness for Sale (2001) - Keith Obadike

And I think one of FF's many great strengths is their campaigning/political work ( and in fairness it was something Marc and Ruth raised personally and tentatively rather than some ...
6 years, 7 months ago on Blackness for Sale (2001) - Keith Obadike

Hi Marc
I simply don't understand in what respect an organisation that has to regularly resort to a laborious round of fundraising is "closer to a dot com than a ...
6 years, 7 months ago on Blackness for Sale (2001) - Keith Obadike

On the contrary, I think the Rhizome front page is currently tremendous & those posting are doing a sterling job of publicising a lot of excellent&/interesting recent work and ...
6 years, 8 months ago on Wired Misses the Marx

I think your general criticisms are largely on the nail Brian. Nonetheless it does seem to me that hidden in Kelly's confusion is a real and useful insight. One of ...
6 years, 10 months ago on Pixel Bleed

http://www.somedancersandmusicians.com/Some_QuickTime_Movies/cherry_tree_glitch.mov

the spring rain getting into my Kodak Zi6, I think.
michael
6 years, 11 months ago on Pixel Bleed

Hi Millie
I think what happened was I was messing around with the compression and some totally unrelated colours appeared ( this seems to happen at the lowest end of Sorenson ...
6 years, 11 months ago on Pixel Bleed

I made this in Oct/Nov 2003:

http://www.somedancersandmusicians.com/Some_QuickTime_Movies/poem.mov

no sophisticated procedures, just messing around with very low quality & data rate settings.
It occurs ...
6 years, 11 months ago on Wikipedia Art

<I think what was most interesting were the dramatis personae on the Wikipedia side, and the arcane bylaws that we saw while going through the event,, like the "Snowball" and ...
7 years, 3 months ago on a message (2008) - Heather Rasley

Do you think so, Taylor?
I think it's delicate and lovely* but with a sting.
Her other work is interesting too - bit like a very very distilled female Nauman..
Why ...
7 years, 4 months ago on Behold a Pale Horse (2007) - Steve Bishop

This is quite extraordinary!
I was a bit bemused by the rather bad tempered net 2.0 (or *whatever*, I can't remember, don't care) debate here a few months ago ...
8 years, 3 months ago on Music Videos are the new Video Art

Ok -forget the above -I see how it works.. doh..
8 years, 3 months ago on Music Videos are the new Video Art

Hello -this was a reply to the article by Caitlin Jones on the main page - I left a comment there but it then appears here as if I've started a ...
8 years, 3 months ago on Music Videos are the new Video Art

Is it true that most video art is now multi screen and that single channel video had a 'heyday' when it was massively & generally available & is now in ...