Posts for June 2007

Arte Nuevo InteractivA07


Arte Nuevo InteractivA'07, the fourth edition of a biennale international curatorial project of new art, new media, electronic art and Experimental Interdisciplinary Laboratory will take place from June 14 to July 15, 2007 in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. The exhibition is presented in conjunction with conferences, workshops, presentations, live media events, video screenings and performance with artists, curators, art historians and critics from Australia, Italy, Spain, Uruguay, Argentina, Cuba, Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago, Puerto Rico, Peru, Slovenia, Mexico, England, El Salvador, Guatemala, Palestine, Dominican Republic, Colombia, United States, Canada, Chile, Iran, Germany, Lebanon and India.

According to executive curator Raul Moarquech Ferrera-Balanquet, 'through the process of selecting themes, artists, projects, artworks and curators, the biennale interconnects these elements in a fluid variable geometry that articulates the dynamics of economic production of art in many regions of the world, the discursive formation of artistic practices, the constant erasure of these artists enacted by art history and the difficulties of curatorial practices outside the museum and government institutions. The grammar evolving as result of the curatorial process has its own discursive flow. The end results of the biennale, the conferences and the lab are the transformations of the initial intentions. As in a work of art, the moment when the physical interaction takes place denotes new positions even among the artists, scholars and critics involved in the project.'

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Originally posted on Raw by ana otero

Bohdi Obfuscatus



In Bohdi Obfuscatus (Space Baby) American-born Korean artist Michael Joo borrowed a Korean Buddha from a local shrine and encased it in a halo of video cameras. Paying homage to Nam June Paik, Joo created a kind of televisual feedback loop, with the Buddha's image being transferred to video monitors all over the room (via.)


Originally posted on we make money not art by Rhizome

Sonar 2007 - Digital a la Carte


As in previous years, one of Sonar's exhibition areas is exclusively for displaying the latest developments in digital art. Digital a la Carte will be diplayed on the 1st floor of the Centre de Cultura Contemporanea de Barcelona (CCCB), June 14 - 16.

Redes Aurales curated by (ES)
We find ourselves facing the need to construct a new theory of knowledge that will allow us to study societies through their sound imaginaries. In this supposed new stage, the semantic web plays an essential and major role, a place for construction rather representation: from the figurative plane to pattern, from perspective to immersion, from object to process, from content to context, from reception to negotiation, from observation to action and from brain automatism to the distributing mind. Here in this new context is where we may find the keys to help us resolve the problem. (a satellite project of the portal, has selected eight projects that use social consensus as a means of working towards constructing that longed for means to knowledge through "aurality".

Featured works:
The Freesound Project


Spam, the Economy of Desire curated by Alessandro Ludovico (IT)
As one of the inescapable communication phenomena of our times, junk e-mail is a substantial part of our infoscape. "Spam" is an exhibition of works curated by Alessandro Ludovico that explores how digital artists have proven themselves smarter than spammers. Taking Spam beyond the computer screen or responding to it through aesthetic strategies of all kinds, these artists could be considered to be the bravest, definitive email heroes.

Featured works:
Jonathan Land, The Spam Letters
Richard Airlie, Ian Morrison, Spamradio
Alex Dragulescu, Spam Architecture
Bill Shackelford, Spamtrap
Markus Boeniger, Spam Shirt
Luca Bertini, 800-178968, a Toll Free Number ...


Originally posted on networked_performance by Rhizome

Miguel Palma's Inverted World


Throughout the summer both Lisbon and New York audiences have the chance to discover Lisbon-based Miguel Palma's body of work. Currently, Portugal's Culturgest galleries are presenting eleven of his large-scale installations and a new sculpture is featured in the artists-in-residence exhibition at Soho's Location One. Based in diverse types of machinery, Palma's pieces range from a stylish altered monocar that he drove from Lisbon to Porto, escorted by the police, to a transparent container in which layers of sand, revolved by a mechanized device, enfold miniature houses and vehicles. In order to examine the political condition that characterizes our age, he also once made an F-16 cockpit chair, kept in balance by means of a turbine, placed over an Iranian carpet. Like an engineer, Palma devises--in his own words--an 'inverted world,' the title of the show at Culturgest. This notion immediately comes to mind when viewing 'Deep Breath,' on view at Location One. At first sight, one just notices a dark nylon cloth covering a construction atop a bench, below which is a TV set displaying an abstract image. Suddenly, three hidden fans blow air into the piece of fabric, which rises and allows an attached micro video camera to shoot an aerial perspective of an urban landscape, revealed in the television screen. This action takes place every 70 seconds, alluding to the functioning of the heart and thus situating the piece in the long artistic tradition of the city's bodily depiction. Dating from the beginning of the 1990s until today, these must-see projects chronicle the fascination for technoculture that informs Palma's entropic vision of society. - Miguel Amado


seconde nature


The Arborescence and Territoires Electroniques festivals have just combined to form a new festival, a new permanent exhibition space, a new name - Seconde Nature - all at their new home within the Fondation Vasarely in Aix-en-Provence. The opening exhibition, Natural Digital, runs from the 1st of June to the 15th of July, 2007.


Featured artists: eduardo kac - essay concerning human understanding; miguel chevalier - sur-natures; edmond couchot & michel bret - les pissenlits et les plumes; reynald drouhin - des fleurs; bertrand lamarche - le terrain ombelliferique
Commissariat: Galerie Numeriscausa

Originally posted on Processing Blogs by Douglas Edric Stanley

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Artist's Talk


Tate Modern | Online Events
14 Jun 2007, 18.30 (local time)
Duration: 1h 30m
Webcast from here.

Please note the above time and date, when the webcast will be live. An archive of the event is normally available within 2 - 4 weeks.

Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (b1967) presents his recent interactive art installations, including Wavefunction a kinetic sculpture premiered at the Venice Biennale 2007, and the large public art project Under Scan which toured the East Midlands in 2006. Lozano-Hemmer creates platforms for public participation by perverting technologies such as robotics, computerised surveillance or telematic networks. Inspired by phantasmagoria, carnival and animatronics, Lozano-Hemmer describes his huge light and shadow works as 'anti monuments for alien agency'.


Originally posted on by ana.otero

Female Icons


De Geuzen's Living Room Lectures, a series of talks hosted (webcast) in our respective homes. Part of their Female Icons series, which explores what makes a woman an icon.


Originally posted on by marisaolson

CALL FOR PROJECTS - Do Billboards Dream of Electric Screens?



Do Billboards Dream of Electric Screens?

Trampoline and partners are calling for short, sharp and silent video works by artists working in film and new media to be shown on three outdoors mscreens across the East Midlands.

This programme of up to 10 works will be launched in late September 2007 for public screening on the new projection screen of the Royal Centre, Nottingham, the Derby Big Screen in Derby's Market Place and a temporary screen erected on the facade of the Phoenix Arts Centre in Leicester.

'Do Billboards Dream of Electric Screens?' marks the beginning of a very contemporary exhibition space for the moving image, reaching audiences typically measuring thousands every day.


Please download the application form

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Originally posted on Raw by Anette Schaefer

The Desert Generation


40 Years of Occupation, 1967-2007 -
Israeli and Palestinian Artists against the Occupation and for a Just Peace

A digital photo exhibition at Jerusalem Artists' House
5-11 June 2007

On Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at 18:00, the 40th anniversary of the 1967 War, Israeli and Palestinian artists who oppose the occupation and continue to call for its immediate and negotiated end, opened a joint exhibition at the Artists House, Jerusalem. The exhibition was presented for six days, closing on the June 10, 2007 at 19:00.

This six days exhibition was presenting hundreds of images sent via E-mail by artists from Israel, Palestine and around the world, in response to a call distributed on the Internet as a chain E-letter. All the images were printed in a homogenous A4 format and hanged upon the Artists' House walls, with no selection or editing.

The hundreds of images in the exhibition represent a generation of Israeli and Palestinian artists doomed to waste their best years in the desert of the occupation. Freedom of creation is un-divisional, and as long as the rights for self-expression are denied, both Israelis and Palestinians will not be free.

The participants of this exhibition are artists of different ages and artistic perceptions, united under the call for the immediate ending to occupation and negotiation for Peace between the two nations. The exhibition is the outcome of an initiation of artists and is not connected to any political movement.

Organizers: Larry Abramson, David Tartakover, Saliman Mantzur and David Reeb.

More about the exhibition at


Originally posted on Raw by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

Lynette Wallworth - Hold: Vessel 2, 2007


Hold: Vessel 2, 2007
BFI Southbank, London
23 June - 2 September

Artist's talk: July 3, 18:20
Lynette Wallworth in Conversation with renowned scientist, writer and presenter Mark Lythgoe.

Lynette Wallworth's London debut sees the BFI commissioning Hold: Vessel 2, 2007, enabling the artist to further develop her critically acclaimed piece Hold: Vessel 1, 2001. An interactive, large-scale installation that explores the intimacy and immensity of the natural world and our relationship to it, this work uses moving image and technology to reveal the hidden intricacies of human immersion in the wide, complex world.

The piece is activated by the viewer, the interaction being a metaphor for our connectedness within biological, social and ecological systems. Upon entering the exhibition space, the visitor is encouraged to 'catch' falling projected images of astronomical and underwater life in lens-shaped glass bowls. With intimate moments of synchronised light and sound, the installation celebrates minutiae - microscopic views of marine life forms and photographic imagery of deep space - leaving the visitor with a sense of communal participation within a complex system of which we are a part.



Originally posted on networked_performance by Rhizome