Ceci Moss
Since 2005
Works in Oakland, California United States of America

Ceci Moss is the Assistant Curator of Visual Arts at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and an Adjunct Professor at San Francisco Art Institute. She is responsible for coordinating several exhibitions (both solo and group shows) each year, special projects, public art commissions, and public programs for YBCA. Highlights include solo exhibitions by Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon, Lucy Raven, Nate Boyce, Shana Moulton, and Brenna Murphy, a large scale public art installation by Kota Ezawa in YBCA’s sculpture court, and YBCA’s signature triennial Bay Area Now 7 co-curated with Betti-Sue Hertz. She also co-curated with Astria Suparak the exhibit Alien She that examines the lasting influence of the punk feminist movement Riot Grrrl on contemporary artists, and toured to five venues nationwide.

She has a MA and PhD in Comparative Literature from New York University, and a BA in History and Sociology from U.C. Berkeley. Her academic research addresses contemporary internet-based art practice and network culture. Her PhD dissertation "Expanded Internet Art and the Informational Milieu" examines the expansion of internet art beyond the screen in the 2000’s, especially towards sculpture and installation, as a product of what theorist Tiziana Terranova called an “informational milieu.” Combining art history and media theory through the analysis of case studies that range from internet art and social media in the 2000’s to Jean-François Lyotard’s groundbreaking new media exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in 1985 Les Immatériaux, her dissertation asks how the widespread technological capture of information affects cultural production, specifically contemporary art, and the kind of critical response it necessitates.

Her writing has appeared in Rhizome, Art in America, ArtAsiaPacific, Artforum, The Wire, Performa Magazine, New Media & Society and various art catalogs. Prior to her position at YBCA, she was the Senior Editor of the art and technology non-profit arts organization Rhizome, Special Projects Coordinator for the New Museum/Rhizome and an Adjunct Instructor at New York University in the Department of Comparative Literature. From 2000-2014, she programmed a radio show dedicated to experimental music, Radio Heart, on the independent radio stations KALX, East Village Radio and Radio Valencia.

Free Speech Flag

A image created by/for anti-DMCA (etc.) activists that contains RGB values forming the forbidden number of the HD-DVD/Blu-Ray encryption key, but saved in JPG format which causes a one-bit error in several of the bytes.


Location One: Katia Kameli and Kuba Bakowski -- Wednesday, December 12, 6 - 8PM

Kuba Bakowski

Location One is happy to present new work by two artists, Katia Kameli and Kuba Kaowski, participating in the International Residency Program.

With "Draft", Katia Kameli continues her investigation into key issues that drive her film, video and installation practice, namely the construction of intersecting identities in a globalized world, hybridization, the notion of intercultural spaces and awareness of psychogeographical effects...

Kuba Bakowski's quasi bio-mechanical body of work examines the duality between real and artificial as generated by digital media, with an approach that is in part utopian and ironic, often tinged with a perverse sense of humor. For this exhibition, the artist creates “video machines” which produce distinctive audio-visual energy and that he groups under the title Nothing More Happens Than Has To Happen...



La Mano Izquierda by Oliver Laric

<a href="http://www.oliverlaric.com/"><img src="http://media.rhizome.org/blog/migrate/12/laric-manoizquierda.jpg" border="0" /></a>

La Mano Izquierda, translated as "The Left Hand", is a new art piece by conceptual video and new media artist Oliver Laric.

Visit http://www.oliverlaric.com/ for examples of his other work


harm van den dorpel

woah, totally amazing work by dutch artist harm van den dorpel. these are stills from found photo animations. be sure to watch the full animations of these here, here, here, and here. and peek at all the other interesting stuff harm is up to right here.

[all harm van den dorpel. 2007. top (left to right): still from resurrection 2. still from sleepwalker 3. bottom (left to right): still from sleepwalker 1. still from resurrection 1.]


Nina Sobell in Location One's Residency Program

Starting in September 2007, artist Nina Sobell will represent the us of a in Location One's international residency program.

Sobell is a pioneer of new media: she has been experimenting with video, computers, and high-tech brainwave technology to create art for over 30 years. She is also a pioneer of web performance: in 1994 as an artist in residence at NYU Center for Advanced Technology, she used a telerobotic webcam to create weekly interactive performances.

She has been interested in interactivity almost since the inception of her career: the role of the audience is always a fundamental part of each piece; in fact Sobell often considers the audience her "collaborators". Her "web seances" connected two people in remote locations via the internet, each fitted with electrodes and brainwave detectors, and the resulting waves of their combined brain activity generated images and drawings.

Nina's work may seem a contradiction in that it often utilizes the instruments and equipment of science, but is in fact, deeply human and fundamentally about non-verbal communication and intuition among humans. in other words, she uses technology that is usually used for very specific diagnostic "non-intuitive" physiological responses to map "aesthetic" experiences among humans.

She came to speak with us about her work in 2006 for an IMHO talk.

We're thrilled she's going to be joining us. For more information about Nina and her work, visit http://ninasobell.com