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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

digital: space: object

A sampling of media art works that explore where transient digital images fit into our current social and physical spaces. Curated by AwareProjX, a visual arts collective specializing in the creation of new media art projects. Artists include Lee Arnold, Ted Artz, Perry Bard, Daniel Kariko, and Carlos Rosas.

Painted Bride Art Center
Philadelphia, PA
November 2 - January 12

Tuesday, October 30, 2007



Wednesday October 31, Hallowe'en, 2007, 7pm
Moti Hasson Gallery
535 West 25th Street
New York, NY

A Hallowe'en party and performance by New York-based artist Jillian Mcdonald ( whose work is currently being
showcased in Waking the Dead (October 11 - November 10, 2007) at Moti Hasson Gallery.
Costumes, especially scary ones, welcome! Or come prepared to be transformed...

Click here to see works and press release


Saturday, October 27, 2007

Forgotten Sculptors @ Sculpture Center

November 3, 2007 3 pm , FREE

Four Italian artists, including Emilio Fantin, Luigi Negro, Giancarlo Norese, Cesare Pietroiusti and New York-based artist Joan Jonas will collaborate on this performance work. By combining semi-concrete, semi-absurdist methods with a wide variety of media, the artists will create stories, a play, and a collective peformance about sculptures and actual sculptors whose exposure has waned into oblivion.

SculptureCenter 44-19 Purves Street Long Island City, NY 11101 T: 718 361 1750

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Natalie Moore and Marcin Ramocki at artMovingProjects

October 20 – November 18th

Mirage: Morning Before the Fact

A merciful mirage makes the living possible. The sun stoops low over everything wished for in a flash. Reverie alone assists the staggering mind. Here, at last (the map appears to disappear), are the artist’s intentions intact: that shimmer, that presence, as destructive as it is sublime. The clearest way to the universe is through wilderness. How to show the way for those who would climb through a hole in the sky?

In a sculptural landscape the artist figures herself as a traveler searching for a lost memory. In transitory time universal ideas and local reflections connect to macro and micro levels of conception. The forms are fleeting – moving in and out of solidity. Can a holistic view be regained? Can perception be trusted?

When the sun sets and after the sunsets and before it is night, the sky has light but there is no actual sun. The light is very soft and there is something magic about it. It limits with a magic look, a softening beauty and fragility. Open-ended and interrupted experience: the wind blowing, bird rustling, and sunshine flowing into trees.

Evening reports back as forms travel towards their disappearance. Place and replace with light and shadow, rich with past needs of representation or significance. The flawed nature of perfection is a landscape. Antelope Canyon, Bodø, Cappadocia, and the Sahara are the alien lands where great mountains and majestic deserts dwarf humans to insignificance. Such landscapes are neither an empty vista awaiting human settlement nor a jewel-like scene resisting human intrusion.
Like a mirage these objects seem to reconfigure themselves, the active mystery of uncertain vision. The work emits its aura without muscular statement or grand scale. The largest fire proceeds through aeons of emptiness in textures, tones, shapes, and edges, superimposes, and washes. The largest fire proceeds. Melanie Neilson Junceau

Project Space
Marcin Ramocki: blogger skins

“blogger skins” is a project based on time-specific capturing of image Google searches. The community most sensitive to this new phenomenon, and par excellence conceptually most related, is the world of pro-bloggers. For this project I chose five art bloggers: Tom Moody (, Paddy Johnson (, Régine Debatty (, James Wagner ( and Joy Garnett ( and performed specific image searches on their names. The thumbnails of first 100 images were imported (in the order of appearance) into an HTML editor and compiled into an image map, reflecting the original Google layout and popularity of search items.

John Giglio
New Project Space Location rear Door and Installation by John Giglio.
In keeping with the Front Doors designed by Giglio in 2004 the rear door expands aMP's new media ambitions.

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


Thursday, October 18, 2007

Kristin Lucas At Postmasters Gallery

Opens Saturday
October 20 Nov 24
459 West 19th Street.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Sean Higgins in Art in America


Sunday, October 14, 2007

Selling the Sound of My Voice - opening

Brice Brown , mentally preparing for the opening.

Alan Shockley, life performance.

Actually selling the installation, tile by tile...

Glass touch screen: every germ-phobe's dream.

Another after-party at Fanny's!

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Sunday, October 07, 2007

Brice Brown and Alan Shockley: opening Friday, October 12

VertexList space has the pleasure to present “Selling The Sound of My Voice”, a mixed media collaboration by visual artist Brice Brown and composer Alan Shockley.

A reception will take place on Friday, October 12th 2007 from 7pm - 10pm, with the artists in attendance.

The exhibition will be on display until Sunday, November 18th, 2007.

Live performance by Alan Shockley @ the opening reception, 8.30pm.

"Selling The Sound of My Voice" is a complex, interactive installation created by visual artist Brice Brown and composer Alan Shockley. Attempting to expose the fluidity in the relationship between sight and sound, Brown and Shockley have devised a system of analogous symbols and sounds that they used throughout the three pieces on view. Though these symbols appear to be only decorative (and indeed use decoration as a way to bait the viewer) nothing is superfluous, for every visual mark finds a direct correlation in sound. The exhibition centers on a large wall-mounted piece consisting of 88 twelve-inch square aluminum panels, and a looped 30-minute electro-acoustic score. Each one of the 88 panels corresponds to a family of sounds heard in the score. What sets this piece in motion is the sale of the individual panels, because at the point of purchase, each tile must be immediately removed from the wall, while the sounds it represents must also be removed from the score. In this way, as suggested by the exhibition’s title, the financial success of the show will continually reduce the work so that it eventually becomes non-existent. Also on view is a touch screen version of the larger main pieces. With this piece, the viewer is able to select any combination of tiles-sounds by touching the screen. The selected sounds will be heard on a pair of headphones, and the tiles will be projected onto the wall. Here the viewer is able to exert total control over the piece. Two limited edition prints with accompanying headphones are also on view, each one an example of combinations of the symbols and their corresponding sounds as selected by Brown and Shockley. For the opening, Shockley will perform live on a melodica, joining this live musical element to the many layers of the installation’s sound.

Brice Brown received his BA from Dartmouth College and his MFA from Pratt Institute. His exhibitions have been favorably reviewed in the New York Times, Art in America and The Village Voice, and his work is found in public collections including the Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY and Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. His work is included in theupcoming exhibitions, "Demoiselles Revisited" at Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, NYC, and "Cut Copy Fold" at Artist Image Resource in Pittsburgh, PA. In the past he has collaborated on limited editions with poet Denise Duhamel (for the DVD animation "Laiterie") and artist Trevor Winkfield (for the silkscreen portfolio "I Come In Search Of Walnuts"). As a writer and art critic, Brown is a regular contributor to The New York Sun newspaper and has written numerous exhibition catalogue essays. He also publishes and edits anannual arts journal called The Sienese Shredder. In September 2008, Brown will have a one-person exhibition at Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, NYC.

Alan Shockley holds degrees in both composition and in theory from the University of Georgia, and advanced degrees in composition from both The Ohio State University and Princeton University ( M.F.A., 2000; Ph.D., 2004). He has held residencies at the MacDowell Colony, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Virginia Center for the Arts, and the Centro Studi Ligure. Recent performances include "candlepin bowling deadwood" by the California EAR Unit and "cold springs branch, 10 p.m." by pianist Guy Livingston, which is available on the Wergo CD "Don't Panic." His orchestral work "the night copies me in all its stars" is available on ERM Media's summer 2005 CD release "Masterworks of the New Era, Vol. 6" recorded by the Kiev Philharmonic, and his "Type I error [111306-011107]" for two-channel tape was released in August 2007 on the Bohn Media CD, "Clairaudience." His other works can be found on CDs issued by the Princeton Alumni Council and Jack Straw Studios.

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Friday, October 05, 2007

Will Rogan at Jack Hanley in San Francisco

Will's art makes me happy I have eyes and sad that I don't have more money. Both funny peculiar and funny ha-ha, his way of looking wears off on you and you'll be seeing "Rogans" days after going to the show. This show features work he made while on a residency in Japan.
"Hey, do Yen float?" you're asking yourself?
[Warning SPOILER] Yes! And it makes for a really cool photograph, but you'll have to go to the show to see it. Will's show is up at Jack Hanley Gallery until November 3rd.

Monday, October 01, 2007

8 BIT in Winnipeg

The Winnipeg Film Group and Cinematheque, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Mon.- Weds./ Oct. 1 / 9:00 PM Tues & Weds./ Oct. 2 & 3 / 9:45 PM

CKUW 95.9 FM and VideoPool present
8 BIT (A film about art and video games) with BLUNDERSPUBLIK

playing live before the show on Monday Oct. 1st.

Update: we got some press in Winnipeg!
David didn't like it (and he is right, we suck), but Walter and Allison dug it:)
Thank you all!

Winnipeg Sun, "8 BIT: Too many levels not enough action",
by David Shmaichel

Do video games count as art? If you're among the assorted cyberhipsters profiled in the documentary 8 BIT, the answer is a resounding "yes" -- though the enthusiasm of the talking heads on display sometimes gets mired in needless technobabble.

Uptown Magazine
"Getting into the game: New documentary 8 Bit deconstructs video game culture - literally"
by Walter Forsberg

"(First, before reading any further, break out your dayplanner, or Apple Newton, and pencil in - no, use pen - 'see 8 Bit with friend.' It is one of the great historical documents of contemporary culture. I know, no more broad claims, but it really is excellent.)

What makes 8 Bit such an accomplished independent documentary isn't the feigned charisma of the on-screen filmmaker nor the powerful social message. It's the fact 8 Bit's subject matter is transcendently fascinating: talking heads who play with video games all day long and who are probably way smarter (and richer) than you."

What's on Winnipeg, "8 BIT: Way cool artistry of Pac-Man", by Allison Gillmor

"The filmmakers edit the artwork and the interviews seamlessly, so that arguments build up with gradual, wonderfully intelligent force. There are lots of super-smart and articulate people in this film, and while they talk some brainiac art theory, they do so in an accessible way. The filmmakers never push theory as theory, always channelling the ideas through the work itself.

The results are provocative, speculative and way, way cool."

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Jillian Mcdonald @ Motti Hasson

Jillian Mcdonald - Waking the Dead
Moti Hasson Gallery
531 W 25th Street
New York, NY
Oct 11 - Nov 10, '07
opening Oct 11, 6-8pm