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July 2007 on -empyre- : empyrean documents

July 2007 on -empyre- : empyrean documents

This month, we open up the context of the much-awaited Documenta 12
and attendant Magazine Project to our network especially as we are
being featured July 16 to 22, 2007 in Kassel.

If you've been to Documenta, fire away, send us your observations and
critiques; even if you haven't. No special guests this month: it's
about the network and your individual views. Sergio Basbaum and
Christina McPhee will moderate posts.

The online Magazine is finally online at http://

-empyre- contributions are here :

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Re: Re: the unrepublic of art

some of the most beautiful flowers live in the desert , thanks to the
cacti family.

Deserts here in California are some of the most complex and intricate
rich biosystems, shrubs notwithstanding.

But humans are trashing the desert in So Cal: re anthropogenic

Approaching art practice as an ecological/human practice, I am a fan
of Keith Armstrong:

he writes
> The practice, theoretical development and production of artistic
> works that embody principles of an 'ecosophy' are best thought of
> as being part of a broader process of making sense of the world,
> and hence a way of determining engagement with it. The approach of
> an ecosophy is therefore deeply entwined within human concepts of
> individualism, difference, gender and morality; in other words all
> of what it means to be a human

Keith is doing a new installation of Intimate Transactions here in
California this week at (simultaneously) Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and
UC Santa Barbara. Sign up to participate at: (poly) or (UCSB),
June 4, 5, and 6.


On Jun 3, 2007, at 8:09 AM, Mario Klingemann wrote:

>> artistic darwinism: what survives is the best art.
> Not necessarily. What survives is the art that has shown the best
> adaptiveness to the prevalent art habitat. That why you usually
> just find shrubs in a desert. Which is fine as long as you have
> never seen flowers.
> Mario Klingemann
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Fwd: Invitation_to NoiseFold_in_NYC

Begin forwarded message:

> From:
> Date: May 25, 2007 9:32:26 PM BDT
> To: <>, <>
> Subject: Invitation\_to NoiseFold\_in\_NYC
> Dear Friends,
> NoiseFold (David Stout & Cory Metcalf) will be performing June 5th
> at 3LD
> in New York City as part of the New York Electronic Arts Festival
> (info
> below). Cory and I have continued to refine our approach to audio-
> visual
> performance having just added a new & more sophisticated sonic
> engine to
> our 3D animation / A-Life audio-visual synthesizer. If you have
> friends and
> colleagues in the city who are interested in visual-music, live-
> cinema,
> interactive performance and/or the leading edges of visual art -
> please
> pass on this post - we promise an electrifying show.
> Our Best Wishes to all our Creative Friends & Colleagues,
> David & Cory
> PS we have just added another show at The Tank at 10:00 pm on Sat.
> June
> 16th - we will be performing with R. Luke DuBois (jitter maestro)
> June 5 at 8:00 pm


Art and Urban Practices/New City-Territories

Art and Urban Practices.
New City-Territories

in collaboration with: IUAV and Venice Biennial

12th / 13th JUNE 2007 VENICE

The cultural agency aMAZElab proposes an international seminar and
exhibition as cultural practices, aimed at students and artists,
along with
a study day/conference on the theme of Mediterranean Atlas. Art and
Practices. New city-territories.
Artists, architects and theorists describe contemporary living and the
transformations of seven Mediterranean cities: Istanbul, Beirut,
Tel Aviv, Alexandria and Barcelona and Venice. An experimental and
multi-disciplinary debate on these six


Forward: A Modest Proposal to End All Controversies on Freedom of Expression in India

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Date: Fri, 11 May 2007 22:46:12 +0530
From: Shuddhabrata Sengupta <>
Subject: [Reader-list] A Modest Proposal to End All Controversies on
Freedom of Expression in India
To: sarai list <>, Commons law
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Dear All, (apologies for cross posting on Commons Law, Reader List and

As we know well by now from the freedom loving sentiments (that are
expressed loudly and frequently) by all sections of the guardians of
social order in India, (that is Bharat, that is Hindustan), the real
reason why certain insignificant documentary independent and student
films, contemporary art exhibitions in university campuses and
performances are banned, and their heinous perpetrators arrested has to
do with the general populations right to sleep undisturbed each night
and not to see anything other than cricket matches, news about cricket
matches, election analyses, kaun banega crorepati, Abhishek Bacchan's
wedding, and yoga on TV.

Why should anyone in their right mind want to see, read, listen to or
even think about anything else?

Consider the folly that some students in Kottayam have recently
contemplated, making a film on of all things 'Homosexuality' .

see -

Or, of the students in the Fine Arts Department of M.S.University in
Baroda who went ahead and organized an exhibition of student work that
contained offensive erotic imagery.

see -