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Monday, June 25, 2007

8 BIT in Automatic Update, MoMa

If you missed it the first the first time around, here it comes again!

8 BIT. 2006. USA. Directed by Marcin Ramocki, co-directed by Justin Strawhand. A combination of "rockumentary," art exposé, and culture-critical investigation, 8 BIT ties together the 1980s demo scene, chip-tune music, and artists using "machinima" and modified computer games. 77 min.

Saturday, July 21, 2007, 6:00 p.m., Theater 1, T1
Saturday, August 18, 2007, 2:00 p.m., Theater 2, T2

Organized by Barbara London

in the show:

Cory Arcangel
Xu Bing
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
Jennifer McCoy
Kevin McCoy
Paul Pfeiffer

Synthetic Pleasures, 1996. USA. Directed by Iara Lee
8 BIT, 2006. USA. Directed by Marcin Ramocki, co-directed by Justin Strawhand
Crash, 1996. Canada/Great Britain. Directed by David Cronenberg
Pi, 1998. USA. Directed by Darren Aronofsky

Hiatus,1999. USA. Directed by Ericka Beckman
What You Mean We?, 1986. USA. Directed by Laurie Anderson
Nest of Tens1999, USA. Directed by Miranda July
Interregna, 1999–2000. USA. Directed by John Pilson
Pickelporno, 1992. Switzerland . Directed by Pipilotti Rist
Host 1997. USA. Directed by Kristin Lucas

Artist and the computer (screening, co-organized by Hanne Mugaas)

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Friday, June 22, 2007

Party Homegrown Plant Givaway artMovingProjects

166 N.12th St, between Bedford and Berry Sts., Williamsburg
(917-301-6680, 917-301-0306).
Subway: L to Bedford Ave.Thu-Sun, 1pm - 6pm

*On Closing day all the plants will be given away, along with
cultivation instructions.
Also, we will show a short animation of the plants growing.

Party Sunday 4-6

Hello everyone,
We will be closing for the summer season on Sunday, June 24th.
Refreshments will be served. If booze is required, please byob.
We re-open Saturday, Sept. 8th, Ken Butler and Project Space
Perry Hoberman
aMP wishes you all a great summer, filled with fun.

Zoe Sheehan Saldana

See seedlings growing at

Project Space
Tom Moody

Saturday, June 16, 2007

SELF 2.0: images from the opening

SELF 2.o opened last night. Here are some quick photos from the reception!

Laura Nova helping people to recreate the memories of their first loves with police compositing software.

Jamie Allen playing his wicked circuit music contraption...

Stay tuned for the actual images of works!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Zombieville II @ Knitting Factory

You are cordially invited to attend and raise awareness for ZOMBIEVILLE II.

ZOMBIEVILLE is a new night of enjoyment created to pry New York's entertainment from the cold hands of liquor motivated clubs & greedy promoters, putting it back into the artistic community. Co-creators Adam Schatz and Peter Berkman have enlisted the backing of some of New York's best underground musicians and alternative comedians, planning monthly shows at spaces throughout New York City.

The second installment of ZOMBIEVILLE starts at 7:00 PM on Thursday, June 14th at the Knitting Factory Old Office - and as a special gift of gratitude, all attendees will receive a free VHS copy of Garry Shandling's 1993 hit family comedy, Double Uncled!.

Hosted by Adam Conover of the comedy troupe Olde English , the stage will play refugre for comedian and vocalist extraordinaire Reggie Watts (recently featured in flavorpill), Nintendo chip gods Anamanaguchi, Nullsleep, and the Depreciation Guild featuring comedy videos and psych-folk from Brian McLendon inbetween sets.



Reggie Watts


The Depreciation Guild

Brian McLendon

Adam Conover

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

SELF 2.0 opening on June 15th

Emerging American Media Artists at VertexList

VertexList space has the pleasure to present “SELF 2.0”, a group exhibition of emerging US based media artists. On display recent projects by Mike Beradino, Charles Beronio, Zachary Biberstine, Kara Hearn, Jia Lim and Laura Nova. Commenting on the contemporary strategies of electronically mediated self, SELF 2.0 introduces new and exciting voices of artists from across the country.

A reception will take place on Friday, June 15th 2007 from 7pm - 10pm. The exhibition will be on display until Saturday, July 08th, 2007.

Live circuit music performance by Jamie Allen/Season of the Bit @ the opening reception.
Curated by Marcin Ramocki and Sakurako Shimizu

Mike Beradino
“Mikey Newchurch”

My works are physical recursions, between the digital and physical. These recursions are similar a feed back loop such as a microphone next to a speaker. The speaker output signal becomes the input of the microphone and so on and so on. An object is created then digitized then produced then digitized then produced. Environments such as SecondLife are populated with objects from real life, but our real life objects probably originated in some digital environment. These two pieces are re-presentations of the hollow vessel of the digital avatar. Mikey Newchurch is re-presented from a CNC mill in a series; which is an attempt of giving some physicality to my virtual body. While Mica Sicling is produce in at life sized scale in paper. An indexical relationship of re-presentation of the avatar is created, the original data that is used to create the virtual is used to create the tangible. That is why I included the process of production.

Mike Beradino’s work addresses issues involving the appropriation of digital environments, antiquated technologies, and Internet based do-it-yourself communities. He is particularly interested in the dissemination of 3-dimensional digital environments such as the video games, within our culture. Mike showed his work at Alterspace (Chicago) and online (Aho Museum, Second Life). He is currently working on his MFA degree at Parsons.

Charles Beronio
“Untitled (Pretty Vacant)”

Vinyl banner with applied vinyl lettering and grommets, 4' x 15', 2006

Charles Beronio (b. New York City) lives and works in Oakland/San Francisco and Brooklyn. He completed his MFA in Sculpture at the California College of the Arts (2005), where he is currently developing his thesis on the aesthetics of supermarkets for his MA in Visual Criticism. As an artist and writer, his practice includes a diverse range of work steeped in romantic conceptualism and allegorical formalism. His work utilizes a diverse range of familiar and common materials found in the marketplace and constructed landscape to reveal submerged meanings and narratives– challenging the trajectories of ideology and commerce. He has shown at Galeria de la Raza, Intersection for the Arts, Southern Exposure, Triple Base, Queens Nails Annex, and the S.F. Art Commission in San Francisco, as well as Gallery Lui Velazquez (Tijuana, Mexico), High Energy Constructs (Los Angeles), and Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery (Portland). He was included in Consume/d: Creative Critical Acts from the Bay Area (2005) in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia. In 2006 he curated Material World at the Alliance Francais San Francisco and staged the collaborative exhibition Blackout with artist Sasha Dela at Diverseworks, Houston. He will also be included in New American Talent 22 at Arthouse in Austin, Texas. He has published several design related articles in CMYK magazine (New York) and his forthcoming magazine/book project Dark Prospects will be published by Printed Matter Inc. later this year.

Zachary Biberstine

This 2006 video performance begins with the unfurling of the American flag and ends with the gasping for breath. This attempted embodiment, although painful and enduring, was an effort to understand and progress. The performance attempts to not only share this experience, but also evoke the experiences of others; create a connection on a visual, audible, and memory level.

Currently working in personal, time based performance; the work of Zachary Biberstine takes many shapes. Interested in experience and embodiment, his recent work lives in and through performative acts, sometimes shown as artifacts or documentation. His work deals with ideas of experience, embodiment, displacement, expansion, and collapse. Selections of work can be seen at

Kara Hearn
“Reincarnated scenes”

These scenes are my effort to degrade and venerate the heroics of Hollywood movies. By utilizing the techniques of cinema in the simplest possible ways I hope to recreate narratives that are stripped of everything but the pathos inherent in the medium.

Kara Hearn is an interdisciplinary video artist. She works with the stuff of popular entertainment to map the complexities of various emotional states, such as fear, melancholy, courage, and obsession. She studies these conditions and builds intimate and absurd narratives to understand them by. Her work has shown at White Columns, Pacific Film Archive, New Langton Arts, the Walker Art Center, Dallas Video Festival, and the Festival Tous Courts International Festival of Cinema. She recently received an MFA in Art Practice at the University of California, Berkeley. You can see examples of her work at

Jia Lim
“Avatar Duet- Home Spring”
3 D animation, sound, single channel installation

It all started with my curiosity about the human mind, conscious and unconscious. After reading Elegant Universe, my curiosities were somewhat solved. It was then that I realized that science and philosophy have the same value system as the artistic process, which is creation originates from the imagination or unconsciousness.

Jia Lim is a Korean – American new media artist involved in analysis of identity in pop-culture. Her work was exhibited in Gwang-ju Bienale, Gallery 24 (NYC) and Gallery Andante (Seoul). She holds and MFA in Electronic Arts from the University of Cincinnati and M.P.S in Interactive Telecommunication Program (NYU).

Laura Nova
"First Love", computer installation, performance

In “First Love” I provide the opportunity for participants to reconstruct memories of their first love using facial composite software. My interaction with the participant is not merely as portrait artist, but also uses the art of the conversation to restore the details of their memories, physical and psychological. The portrait that results is remnant of this conversation.

Laura Nova is a visual artist working in sculpture, digital imaging, video, sound, performance and installation. At a glance, her work deals with one-liners, puns and cliché, but it delves deeper exploring concepts of public and private behavior and revealing in sharp relief human strengths and foibles and absurd moments of modern life. She received her B.F.A. and B.A. in art and history from Cornell University in 1996 and an M.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2001 as a Jacob Javits Fellow. She lived and worked in London as a Rotary International Scholar and completed Associate Research at Goldsmiths College in 2002. She has exhibited most recently at VTO Gallery in London, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Exit Art, Islip Art Museum, Apex Art in New York City and the Honolulu Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Cultural Center, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba, Canada, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, Salina Art Center, Salina, Kansas, Museum of Art/Fort Lauderdale. She participated in the AIM program in 2003, the Henry Street Settlement Artist in Residence Program in 2004, the Makor/92nd street Y Artist in Residence Program in 2005 and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Program in 2007. She has taught at City College, School of Visual Arts, Pratt Institute, The College of New Jersey and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She currently is appointed as Assistant Professor of Creative Arts and Technology at Bloomfield College in New Jersey.

Jamie Allen makes interactive art and sound makers with his head and hands. He thinks technology can allow us to circumvent and reinvent traditional, commercial and hierarchical relationships to art and performance. His work in design, music, performance and public art creates physical relationships between people and media. Jamie has teaching engagements in interactive art and robotics at the Pratt Institute and musical interface design at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Department. Jamie's art and performance work is regularly exhibited in New York City and abroad.

Michael J. Horan is a musician and artist based in New York City.

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