Posts for June 2006

A Vicious Cycle

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War and Nature, a group show on view through July 29 at New York's Virgil de Voldere Gallery, explores the absurd human response to the cycles of transformation, destruction, and rebirth found in (capital-N) Nature. The exhibition argues that war is a product of the human desire to emulate and subdue the overwhelmingly destructive power of Nature. This is certainly a debatable point; nevertheless, the gallery has assembled a number of talented artists to reflect on this issue, such as Nina Bovasso, Omer Fast, Daniel Johnston, Meiro Kosumi, Charlene Liu, Brody Condon, Ariel Orozco, Hung-Chi Peng, Roman Singer, Nicolas Touron, and Tsui Kuang-Yu. Condon’s Suicide Solution, a video documentating 50 scenes of suicide committed in first- and third-person shooter games, proposes a nuanced interpretation of the show's theme. His repetitive sabotage of the games' aim evokes questions about the complexity of the current call to war, without resorting to any simplistic explanation. - Ceci Moss

http://www.virgilgallery.com/v2/?ikDirId=1815

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Originally posted on Rhizome News by Rhizome


Suite Soil Digital Media

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Two New Commissioned Audio Works

Concert, June 30, 2006, 8:00 p.m.: A live stream of the June 30th concert is available at this link under SPIKED.

Guy van Belle (Bratislava): "slashtops": The concert program "slashtops" consists of real time manipulations with sound transforming light to sound and sound to light in three parts to investigate the relationship between sound and image, audio art and the visual, a persistent tension in the arts for generations. The first part of the program is a trilogy of arrangements between synthetic and real sounds the source material and inspiration based on recordings made in Quebec based on the movement of the artbots that comprise 'thoughts go by air'. A second source of audio content comes from Munich based on sounds from the city environment and a third from Bratislava, around Zlaty Piesky (an industrial - recreational - commercial area). The second component of the program is based on a translation of light into sound using the computer as an instrument. The third part of the program is a concert version of the installation TICS, which is a translation of light into sound and back to light, with a score based on the novel 'istanbul' by the Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk (2006).

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MxHz.org are currently developing 2 sets of autonomously communicating heliumbots. The title of the project is "thoughts go by air". Performances were set up in Brussels, Den Hague, and New York. The current new generation is being developed in Brussels (http://okno.be) and Berlin. A special focus for mxHz.org is on Balkan/Central/Eastern Europa to work towards a new sustainable kind of collaborative projects. A recent ongoing work - 2WR or two-way-radios - is a net-remake of John Cage's Imaginary Landscapes #4 (for 12 radios and 24 performers) based on ...

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Originally posted on networked_performance by jo


7/18-8/12 - DDC/Summer School 2006 Exhibition

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Starting July 18 work from teaching artists and participants exploring biotechnologies in Digital Day Camp and Summer School will be on view in our exhibition space. Highlights include the Panorama Screening on June 27.

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Originally posted on Eyebeam reBlog by perry


cosmic_disciple @ 2006-06-30T14:25:00

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from here

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Why not? It's Friday, and this is a really fun livejournal, from Travis Hallenbeck... ~mo

Originally posted on woof woof by Rhizome