Windows Washing Machine (2005) by Harm Van Den Dorpel


Sculpture made out of a 'normal' personal computer, an electrical tincan-opener, an alu-frame and two roadbricks.

The computer rotates 360 degrees around its axis. All desktop elements such as windows, buttons and scrollbars respond to the constantly changing direction of gravity: they fall to the bottom of the screen all the time.

A little stone is attached to the mouse which is also connected to the computer and functions as a balancing receptor. When the computer rotates, the mouse clicks and releases by the changes in gravity.



Originally posted on harmlog by harm

Run Silent; Run Deep


At ISEA 2008, a new work by Nigel Helyer and Daniel Woo, of AudioNomad (also see, with whom I worked on Syren works, based on locative spatial audio technology.

The following is a re-blogged excerpt from We Make Money Not Art:



Images Priscilla Bracks

Run Silent; Run Deep by Nigel Helyer (UK/Australia) & Daniel Woo (Australia) collaborating with the Marine Mammal Research Laboratory, provides an ‘audio portrait’ of Singapore - in particular the area around the harbour. The interface of this work enables you to move through a stylized ‘map’ of the city, listening to sound recordings made using hydrophones in areas corresponding to coloured circles on the map. Surround sound in the installation space, gives the sense of a 3 dimensional map, and hand drawn images laid over the map gives it cartographic feel.


Originally posted on sonic surrounds by nmariette

PDF at Why + Wherefore


Fia Backstrom and Danna Vajda, Conversation between Danna Vajda and Fia Backström 20th of July 2008 in Backström's exhibition That social space between speaking and meaning, detail. Via Why + Wherefore.
Curated by Summer Guthery, Lumi Tan, and Nicholas Weist
Various locations
19 July 2008

PDF, a group exhibition presented by Why + Wherefore and curated by Summer Guthery, Lumi Tan and Nicholas Weist opened simultaneously this month on 19 July across more than 20 international venues. The exhibition was a reproducible selection of specially commissioned PDF files authored by the invited artists. It was installed at each of its material sites for a single day only, while the PDF files constituting the show remain freely available on Why + Wherefore's website, along with instructions for producing a material exhibition of the work. Adobe's 15 year old Portable Document Format is the successor to several alternative page description formats - like the more print-oriented Postscript (also developed by Adobe) - and has been popularized in the distribution of technical literature, business documents, electronically published texts, and artist portfolios. PDF likewise plays across this technology's many popular uses, with contributions including Fia Backström and Danna Vajda's engaging dialog on the meaning of content and the production of meaning, Bozidar Brazda's single-page concrete poem, Jordan Wolfson's book-length collage of found and original images and texts, Paul Ramirez Jonas' ascii drawing, Rachel Mason's playbill for a morbid re-imagining of the trial of a fallen dictator, Brian Clifton's serial memorial to the known victims of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, Sean Raspet's cryptic assemblage, and an arbitrary selection from Dexter Sinister's library.



Originally posted on ArtCal Zine by Rhizome

Harris Lieberman Gallery: November Again


Harris Lieberman Gallery

89 Vandam Street
July 30 - September 20, 2008

Opening: Wednesday, July 30, 6 - 8PM


Curated by Jeffrey Uslip

Harris Lieberman is pleased to present November, Again, a restaging of an exhibition curated by Jeffrey Uslip at the gallery in 2006. Revisiting the exhibition demonstrates a commitment to a group of artists, most of whom are not represented by the gallery, in an effort to afford viewers consistency in their examination of these artists' development over the course of two years. November brought together artists whose work examines issues of the body in flux and responds to the immediacy and urgency of the (then) current socio-political climate. November, Again seeks to highlight its aftermath. Now, the body is presented as a cyborg gesture, the focus on the individual is substituted for global and environmental concerns. Building on themes presented in the first exhibition, November, Again narrows the original group of fourteen artists to eight, focusing specifically on those artists whose work shares this common ground.


Originally posted on ArtCal by Rhizome




Send us your best minutes, the minute you surprise yourself with -- if your minute glimmers like a fish just under the surface of the water, we want to spear that bad boy. Not to exceed sixty seconds, your films, will compete to be the first screened at this perennial event.

As ever, Lumen Eclipse's mission to bring film and video to a public arena is steadfast. Selections will be screened outdoors under the stars, setting submissions free from dark theatres and computer screens.

Friday, September 27, 2008
6:00 -- 10:00 PM
Palmer Street, Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA

Submission Guidelines and Prizes at:

Event hosted by:

postmarked/uploaded by midnight, August 15th, 2008


Originally posted on Announcements by Rhizome

Tonewheels Installation



Tonewheels is an experiment in converting graphical imagery to sound, inspired by some of the pioneering 20th Century electronic music inventions. Transparent tonewheels with repeating patterns are spun over light-sensitive electronic circuitry to produce sound. This all-analog set is performed entirely live without the use of computers, using only overhead projectors as light source, performance interface and audience display. In this way, Tonewheels aims to open up the "black box" of electronic music and video by exposing the working processes of the performance for the audience to see.

Up until now, Tonewheels has been realized as a live performance or a workshop (at WAVES, Dortmund, May 2008). However, for Access Space, Holzer has decided to create a playable installation based on these simple optoelectronic principles. Users of Access Space will be invited to produce patterns for the spinning tonewheels as well as graphical scores to be projected on the instrument in order to play it.

The inspiration for this installation comes from the ANS synthesizer. The ANS is a pioneering electronic music instrument conceived and built by Evgeny Murzin in the Soviet Union during the late 1950's. It is also one of the first experiments in direct graphical composition. To compose with the ANS, the user scratches lines through the opaque black covering on a glass plate. Light shines through these lines as the plate passes through the machine, and activates photocells inside it. Lines at the bottom of the plate produce low tones, while lines at the top of the plate produce high tones.



Originally posted on Digicult RSS (IT) by Rhizome

Dirty New Media - Jake Elliott (2008)


Dirty New Media: Art Activism and Computer Counter Cultures - Jake Elliott (July 2008)

"A talk by Jake Elliott from "The Last Hope" - Hackers on Planet Earth 2008. This talk presents a short history of electronic art by illustrating connections between artists, activists, and hackers. The connections and histories presented include: the demoscene and its origins in software piracy; video and conceptual artists in the 1970s and their activist work; contemporary artists working with circuit bending and other detournements of modern technologies; the Chicago "dirty new media" community; contemporary artists, hackers, and activists creating software and electronic art with a punk/anticapitalist ethos. Excerpts of work from these different artists and communities are screened and discussed."


Originally posted on MediaArtHistories by Rhizome

Dream Amsterdam 2008 - open air sound installation by Ryoji Ikeda


Dream Amsterdam 2008 - open air sound installation by Ryoji Ikeda from mediateletipos on Vimeo.


spectra [amsterdam] is artist and composer Ryoji Ikeda's commission for dream amsterdam 2008; his first project for a public space and his first large-scale work pushing the creative possibilities of light to its utmost extremes. Selected architectural features in industrial, civic and open public spaces emanate blinding white light for several hours every evening, in an unearthly, unforgettable experience. Visitors navigate between the sites following a map that connects the distant points of a visceral urban constellation. Ikeda is an internationally acclaimed composer and sound artist who creates highly technologised installations that play with human perception, in concerts, installations and recordings integrating sound, acoustics and sublime imagery derived from pure mathematics and the endless sea of data in the world.

from dream amsterdam 2008

Originally posted on Vimeo / mediateletipos' uploaded videos by mediateletipos

Mare Liberum: Day Long Boatbuilding Workshop


Benjamin Cohen, Dylan J. Gauthier, and Stephan von Muehlen's "Mare Liberum" is in free103point9's "Off the Grid" show up through September at the Neuberger Museum in Westchester County, New York. This workshop, building the boat, was filmed over the course of a single day at the Neuberger Museum, in Purchase, New York. Part of a series of workshops and performances for the exhibition "Off the Grid" April 2, 2008 at the Museum. "Off The Grid" features contemporary works which formally and/or conceptually challenge conventional and commercial infrastructures. Installations include works by Matt Bua; Brett Bloom; Benjamin Cohen, Dylan J. Gauthier, and Stephan von Muehlen; EcoArtTech: Christine Nadir and Cary Peppermint; eteam; Max Goldfarb; Louis Hock; Nina Katchadourian; Kristin Lucas; Joe McKay; Trevor Paglen; Seth Weiner; and Bart Woodstrup.

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Originally posted on free103point9 Newsroom by Rhizome

Launch of N.E.W.S at ISEA


n.e.w.s. is a horizontally-organised, cumulative knowledge-based website for contemporary art and new media framed by curatorial contributions from around the globe, bringing together voices and images from North, East, West and South. n.e.w.s. reflects geographic diversity and facilitates a framework for collaboration, content and visions of change outside the normal parameters of the established art world networks.

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