Adriene Jenik and "particles of interest" at gallery@calit2


Exhibition at UC San Diego Envisages Future of Nanoparticles and Distributed Social Cinema

Installations by Adriene Jenik and particle group
Atkinson Hall
University of California, San Diego
Map & Directions:
August 6 to October 3, 2008
Closing Reception: October 2 at 6PM

New-media art installations that caution visitors about a future when books are relics of the past, and nanoparticles represent a pervasive threat to human health, will be on display starting August 4 at the gallery@calit2 on the campus of the University of California, San Diego.

The joint exhibition will present "SPECFLIC 2.6" by UC San Diego Visual Arts professor Adriene Jenik, and "Particles of Interest" by particle group, an art collective composed of independent and UCSD-based artists and writers.

The art installations ask the viewer to consider a not-so-distant future in which individuals will be intimately connected to networks not only through our computers, but via nanoparticles in or on our own bodies.

The gallery is part of the UCSD division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2).


Eduardo Navas posted two interviews with the artists involved with this exhibition to Rhizome. Click the below to view:
Interview with Adriene Jenik
Interview with particle group

Originally posted on Announcements by Rhizome

Sound of Art. Music and Visual Arts. Moenchsberg


Sound of Art. Music and Visual Arts
Museum der Moderne Salzburg Moenchsberg
Moenchsberg 32
5020 Salzburg

Sound of Art' shows up the bonds between music and visual arts. The exhibition will present scores, objects, photographs, videos and video installations, records of actions and many more exhibits. Right at the beginning the exhibition focuses on its main themes: the radical break of the avant-garde art movements emerging at the beginning of the 20th century with 19th century bourgeois culture (dominated by the cult of genius, classical instruments, musical harmonies and melodies, etc.), and the various revaluations of its inherent categories, such as virtuosity.



Originally posted on - A lean, mean, media machine. by G.H. Hovagimyan

Synchronator | Gert-Jan Prins + Bas van Koolwijk



'Since the early years of video art, works have been made which do not actually produce a standard TV signal waveform and therefore cannot be directly recorded. Some are based primarily upon magnetic distortion of the normal TV scan pattern, others utilise a Cathode Ray Tube as if it were an oscilloscope screen.'

Gert-Jan Prins and Bas van Koolwijk's Synchronator project continues a lineage of experimentation originally embarked upon by the likes of Nam June Paik and the Vasulka's. Both artists teamed up after a shared need to transcend the technical limitations of the video signal and through a shared aesthetic. Accessing the inner working of their audiovisual equipment, they crosswire sound and image to produce a glitchy synaesthetic montage - sometimes with tantalizing hints at representation as seen in the online video.

Syncronator is dysfunctional roboid ghost in the machine, choreographing an interference dervish to a montage of extreme noise textures.


Originally posted on by Rhizome

Arts Writers Grant Program


2008 Grant Application Now Open

Deadline for Applications: September 22, 4:59 p.m. EST

Dedicated to supporting a wide range of writing on contemporary visual art -- from general-audience to scholarly -- the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program awards project-based grants to individual authors. In its 2008 cycle, the program will fund approximately 20 projects, in amounts ranging from $3,000-$50,000, in the following categories: books; articles; short-form writing; and blogs/new and alternative media. All writers who meet our eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply.


Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation's Arts Writers Grant Program is now accepting applications. Click the above for more information.

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Spatial Sounds, by Edwin van der Heide and Marnix de Nijs


Spatial Sounds, by Edwin van der Heide and Marnix de Nijs from mediateletipos on Vimeo.


From the exhibition "Deep Screen - Art in Digital Culture" currently on view at the Stedelijk Museum CS.

Originally posted on Vimeo / mediateletipos' uploaded videos by mediateletipos

intelligent agent Vol. 8 No. 1 - Social Fabrics


intelligent agent Vol. 8 No. 1 - Social Fabrics print issue now available. It can be ordered as hardcover and paperback (here) or downloaded for free as PDF. It features the catalog of the Social Fabrics fashion & technology exhibition (curated by Susan Ryan and Patrick Lichty) of the Leonardo Educational Forum at the 2008 College Art Association conference.


Originally posted on Networked_Performance by jo

tex: wearable computing meetup


Sunday, August 10th, 2008
1pm - 3pm

tex is a meetup for those seeking skills trade, collaboration, inspiration, techniques, and exposure to topics with an emphasis on fiber, physical computing, textiles, wearables, and all matters of materials.


contribute a tutorial introducing a single topic or technique

gather to make connections across disciplines
leave with tangible, usable techniques and patterns

submit a topic by sending an email to textopic[AT]


Originally posted on machine project by markallen

Manifesta 7. The Rest of Now. Bolzano/Bozen, Italy / Part 1/2


The Rest of Now is the title of the Manifesta 7-exhibition in Bolzano/Bozen, Italy. The Rest of Now, curated by the Raqs Media Collective, is set in the disused Alumix aluminium factory. In the first part of our coverage of Manifesta 7's "The Rest of Now" we have a look at works by Harold de Bree, M-City, Dayanita Singh, Zilvinas Kempinas, Nikolaus Hirsch & Michael Muller, Candida TV, and Latifa Echakhch.
The Raqs Media Collective is a group of three media pracitioners: Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula and Shuddhabrata Sengupta. Before co-curating Manifesta 7, Raqs Media Collective has presented work at major international shows such as Documenta and Venice Biennale. They live and work in Delhi, based at Sarai, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, an initiative they co-founded in 2000. They are members of the editorial collective of the Sarai Reader series.
Manifesta 7, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art. The Rest of Now. Curated by Raqs Media Collective. Ex Alumix, Bolzano / Bozen, Italy. July 27, 2008. Part 1/2.


Originally posted on VernissageTV art tv by Enrico

Shadows Phone Home


Aya Karpinska has just published a piece for the iPhone and iPod Touch, Shadows Never Sleep. You can get it for free from the iTunes App Store - just search for it by title. Aya writes:

the piece uses a combinatory structure and the rhetoric of children's literature to tell the story of a restless shadow on a nighttime adventure. I describe it as a "zoom narrative" which takes advantage of the multi-touch interface of the iPhone and iPod Touch to allow readers to swipe their fingers across the screen and zoom in and out of images instead of turning pages.

There are Web-based demos and videos of the piece for those (like me) who lack iProducts. (Luckily, I did get to see Aya show off the piece at her MFA thesis reading this past May, and enjoyed it. Sure, I didn't rush out to buy an iPhone afterwards, but I'm stubborn.) The application is programmed by Nick Dalton; Roxanne Carter modeled to provide the shadow silhouettes.


Originally posted on Grand Text Auto by Nick Montfort

Kamen Stoyanov at Manifesta 7


'Disneylend Express' sign at Rovereto train station', 2008
Installing 'Disneylend Express' sign at Rovereto train station

ARC Projects roster artist Kamen Stoyanov has created new artworks for Manifesta 7, taking place in Trentino, Italy, 19 July - 2 November 2008. Stoyanov's work is showing within the context of 'ManifeSTATION' curated by The Office for Cognitive Urbanism.

Migration is a central topic for Stoyanov, whether based on economical, political or personal reasons. If one's attempts at assimilation fail, there remains nothing but a life at the margins of society, excluded and isolated amidst everyday cultural life -- something well known but still foreign. For Manifesta 7, Stoyanov addresses the topic of urban events and art biennials themselves, since they characterize entire cities as cultural territory and thus contain implicit mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion. The cultural homogenization of urban spaces divides the people into those that consume these places and those that have to live in them. The Disneylend Express connects both.

Click on the image below to see a slide show of Kamen Stoyanov’s artwork for Manifesta 7.

Kamen Stoyanov, 'Disneylend Express', 2008



Originally posted on Art Research Communication by chris