Posts for December 2005

Pivot, Turn, Lift!

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Many artists & curators have a love-hate relationship with their viewers... We do everything we can to woo the public, then they respond in ways that we don't expect, want, or even understand. Trapped too long inside the white cube, we expect visitors to see through the lens of our own overschooled understanding. And can they help it if they don't know the steps to our interpretive dance? Of course not--but that doesn't mean we can't have a little fun with them. Jennifer Crowe and Scott Paterson have done so with 'Follow Through,' their portable media player-based artwork created in response to the Whitney Museum's Permanent Collection. The project targets 'the discrepancy the artists found between the active and energetic art on view in the galleries and the rather passive and languid body language of museum visitors looking at that art.' In order to maximize the art-viewing experience, 'Follow Through' offers museum-goers a tongue-in-cheek programme of sports training-type exercises complete with diagrams and easy-to-follow instructions. Accessible through January 29, the cleverly self-reflexive 'Follow Through' is an in-house anthem to art snobs everywhere. - Peggy MacKinnon

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December on Empyre: Art and cognition- empyre december

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———- Forwarded message ———- From: “raquel renno” To: Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2005 02:28:28 +0100 Subject: art and cognition- empyre december Art and cognition- empyre december There are many approaches to the art and cognition theme that we hope that will take place according to the different points-of-view of the guests (Luigi Pagliarini, David Cuartielles,Andy Gracie and Raquel Paricio) and empyre members. [...]

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Originally posted on newmediafix.net by Rhizome


Mendi+Keith live audio stream: Four Electric Ghosts

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Dear friends, Please listen in as we present songs and stories from our new work Four Electric Ghosts, created in collaboration with students in the Princeton Atelier. Inspired by Amos Tutuola’s 1954 novel My Life in the Bush of Ghosts and Pac-Man (the videogame created by Toru Iwatani in 1980), Four Electric Ghosts considers the [...]

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Originally posted on newmediafix.net by Rhizome


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: eco-poetics

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Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival at Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York. Deadline: January , 2006. Deadline: January 3, 2006. The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival seeks seek finished projects of electronic art, ready to be mounted on-line, on the theme of eco-poetics. Selected artistic interventions on electronic interfaces between sustainability and environmental thought will [...]

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Originally posted on newmediafix.net by Rhizome


Lev Manovich 5 questions about digital culture - Only 5 days left

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Lev Manovich 5 questions about digital culture - Only 5 days left Vito Campanelli and Danilo Capasso are working to a new book. They are approaching aesthetic and cultural implications of digital culture, towards 5 questions suggested by the new media theoric Lev Manovich. Your answers (the most interesting), will be published on the book, so if [...]

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Originally posted on newmediafix.net by Rhizome


Turbulence Commission:

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“mimoSa: Urban Intervention and Information Correctional Machine” by Alexandre Freire, Etienne Delacroix, Giuliano Djahdjah, Luis “Asa” Fagundes, Murmur, Ricardo Ruiz, Romano, and Tatiana Wells http://turbulence.org/works/mimoSa/ Needs the VLC Media Player (see main page for URL) “mimoSa” is based on the concept that people start to think critically about media when they produce and distribute it themselves. In Brazil, new systems of media production [...]

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Originally posted on newmediafix.net by Rhizome


Images from Bill Viola Show

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Bill Viola
Images from Bill Viola Show (2005, 17MB, 3:12 min.)

The New York gallery James Cohan is currently presenting an exhibition of new works by pioneering video artist- Bill Viola.
gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10-6 PM. (until Dec. 22 2005).

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Originally posted on DVblog by admin


parsing the state of the union

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a collection of simple but effective data visualizations that compare different textual features within the State of the Union speeches of various US presidents. Users can visually compare sentence length or word count, & interactively explore 'word incidence' of specific keywords: graphs show the relative positions & the amount of times specific keywords (such as 'freedom', 'war', 'liberty', 'tax', 'economy' & so on) appear within all the important speeches of George W. Bush, or within the historical speeches of past US presidents.
see also the interactive geographical maps representing the elections in Iraq from the same great developer, Jonathan Corum. [style.org & style.org]

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Originally posted on information aesthetics by infosthetics


SoundTransit

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Plan a Sonic Journey + Share Sounds

SoundTransit is a collaborative, online community dedicated to field recording and phonography. On this site, you can plan a sonic journey through various locations recorded around the world, or you can search the database for specific sounds by different artists from certain places. If you are a phonographer, you can also contribute your recordings for others to enjoy. The Creative Commons Attribution license encourages the sharing and reuse of all sounds on this website.

Phonography is the art of recording sounds from the environment around us, with an emphasis on the unintentional sounds which often go unnoticed in our daily lives. An international community of phonographers collect and share their recordings...[The] community gets together largely through a website, a Yahoo group and via recordings on various labels such as Seattle's and/OAR records.

On the "Book" page, users can create a SoundTransit by choosing a location of departure and arrival, as well as several stopovers along the way. Based on your selections, an intinerary with details about the selected sounds and a soundfile are generated, which can be downloaded as an MP3 or sent to friends.

SoundTransit began with the project "Phonographic Migrations #3 Soundscape-FM," which was exhibited at the Garage Festival 2004 in Stralsund, Germany. This was followed in 2005 by the "Berlin.Soundscape-FM" website for Transmediale. For both projects, various artists were invited to contribute recordings made either all over the world [soundscape-fm] or within the city of Berlin [berlin.soundscape-fm]. These recordings were made available as an online database, a local FM radio broadcast and a webstream.

SoundTransit is inspired by the "Phonographic Migrations" series, coordinated by Yannick Dauby and Dale Lloyd and published on the labels and/OAR and Tiramizu. These projects enable participants to share sound information ...

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Originally posted on networked_performance by jo


Breaking and Entering at PaceWildenstein - Dec 2005

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I am in a group show at PaceWildenstein gallery which opening this Friday. I am showing 2 new works. One called Mig-29 fighter and clouds, and also one called Bomb Iraq (a homemade video game / animation I found on a computer I found at the salvation army in Buffalo a few years back).....this last one can be seen above. No Joke, I didnt make it, BUT TOTALLY FOUND IT! woah.................

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Originally posted on Cory's Web LOG by Rhizome