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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Announcing: vertexList in Fountain

vertexList has the pleasure to announce our participation in Fountain Miami.

We will be bringing new media works by JODI, Paul Slocum, Ernesto Restrepo, CJ Yeh, Brice Brown, Joe McKay and many more. Don't miss the live Treewave performance on friday, Dec 07th, during the opening party (10 pm) and the ongoing press-pass project by Lance Wakeling.

  • Fountain is the independent art fair pioneered by cutting-edge galleries in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Fountain Miami 2007 features 14 galleries from Brooklyn, San Francisco and Miami and takes place December 06–09 in a 10,000 sq.ft. warehouse in Wynwood.
  • Location

    2841 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami FL 33127, on the corner of 29th Street in the Wynwood district.

“Fountain Miami” is a guerrilla-style art fair - under the radar, but highly influential. “Fountain” was launched in March 2006 in New York, in an effort to leverage support for independent galleries largely overlooked by corporate-sponsored art fairs. In defiant contrast with both Art Basel Miami Beach, Pulse, Scope and the slew of other International art fairs, “Fountain” has received wide public support and critical acclaim for its independent slant. This independent aspect gives Fountain its edge: young galleries showcasing fresh work without official booth spaces or selection committee juries.

Fountain Miami is currently featuring the galleries: Ad Hoc Art, Bipolart, Buenas Artes, Capla Kesting Fine Art, Front Room Gallery, Steven Gagnon, Gitana Rosa, Glowlab, Grace Exhibition Space, Like The Spice, McCaig-Welles Gallery, Miguel Paredes, VertexList and Yum Yum Factory. Special guest appearances to be announced.

Come and experience the unfiltered, uncouth and enterprising excitement of Fountain. See advanced art as it was meant to be seen – without blinders, without “taste merchants” – straight from the source.

Media Contacts: David Kesting 917.650.3760 or John Leo 917.292.8865.

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Sunday, November 25, 2007

B I T M A P opening

"B I T M A P: as good as new" opened last night with 31 artists from 12 countries, well over 40 playback devices and amazing house-chiptune performance by xik. vertexList is still recovering from this unprecedented 4 day long installation:)

Thanks to the awesome art, NY Times, free wine hunters and Thanksgiving we had somewhere around 400 visitors.

xik doing his set : 2 modified NES, laptop and a mixer.

Performance audience... yes, it was rather packed! I can't wait to see the Blip crowd!

Glomag, Bit Shifter and xik.

We are working on a little online catalogue of the show, stay tuned!

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Do the Dumpster!

eteam bought some land in Second Life
and opened a dumpster.

It's clean, doesn't smell and open 24/7

!!! go dumping here !!!!!!!

Read a discussion about the prop
osal on Electric Archaeology
project commissioned by Rhizome

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Rhizome Needs You

Support Rhizome!

"This week, Rhizome begins our 2007 Community Campaign. We need to raise $30,000 by midnight, December 31st. We're calling upon the artists, critics, curators, scholars, scientists, and general digital culture fans in our network to achieve this goal. Now is the time to become a member (it's only $25!), renew your membership, or make a generous donation. Rhizome serves an emerging field and we rely, to no small extent, on our community for support. Your contribution will seed the development of our web-based programs, such as commissions, discussion, and digital art preservation, all of which aim to increase the visibility and vibrancy of this growing field. Helping us will help make new media art history. Please support us today!"

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Flooding With Love For The Kid

Ladies and Gentelmen: Zachary Oberzan remakes Rambo

Monday, November 05, 2007

TELECULTURE at Pace Digital Gallery

Pace Digital Gallery is pleased to present:

November 13th - December 14th, 2007
Curated by Lee Wells

Works by Chris Borkowski, Bethany Fancher, Gerald Förster, Taras Hrabowsky, Jennifer Jacobs, Eric Payson, Second Front, Mark Tribe, and [dNASAb]

Presentations by the artists - Tuesday November 13, 3-5pm; Opening Reception - Tuesday November 13, 5-7pm

Map + info + Directions

TELECULTURE is a survey that brings together a diverse group of new media artists, whose work - ranging from photography to online virtual reality - embodies, a cross section of thought that investigates perceptions of identity in the early 21st century. Information and images, now heavily filtered through advanced technology, the internet, and mass media, have also granted new empirical freedoms to the artist to re-contextualize the spectacle of contemporary life. This allows them to address this spectacle on their terms through these new tools and rapid means of communication.

The artworks all possess a strongly imbued socio-political agenda that oscillates between reality and simulation (hyperreality), creating a hybrid narrative that attempts to translate an understanding of the present in order to make sense of an uncertain future.

Pace Digital Gallery offers a unique and challenging public environment, where as, through the sheer verticality of the space, the selected artworks combine to visually communicate a sense of claustrophobic post-millennial anxiety mixed with an undefinable euphoria, liberation, and freedom.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Announcing Blip Festival and "B I T M A P: as good as new"

VertexList space and Blip Festival have the pleasure to present “B I T M A P: as good as new” a group exhibition celebrating the history of the digital image, the aesthetics of early computing and early video-game consoles. Expect pixels, old monitors and 8 bit sounds!

"B I T M A P: as good as new" is proud to feature: Cory Arcangel, Chris Ashley, Mike Beradino, Mauro Ceolin, Petra Cortright, Paul Davis, DELAWARE, Notendo (Jeff Donaldson), Eteam, Dragan Espenschied, Christine Gedeon, Kimberley Hart, Daniel Iglesia, JODI, Olia Lialina, LoVid, Kristin Lucas, David Mauro, Jillian Mcdonald, Tom Moody, Aron Namenwirth, Mark Napier, Nullsleep, Marisa Olson, Will Papenheimer, Prize Budget for Boys, Jim Punk, Akiko Sakaizumi, Paul Slocum, Eddo Stern and CJ Yeh.

A reception will take place at vertexList on Saturday, November 24th 2007 from 7pm - 10pm.

The exhibition will be on display until Sunday, February 3rd, 2008.

Live 8 BIT music performance by x|k @ the opening reception, 8.30pm.

VertexList gallery hours are Friday, Saturday, Sunday 1pm -6 pm, or by appointment.We are located between Graham and Manhattan Avenues onBayard St. For more info please visit our website or call 646 258 3792

About Blip:

The Blip Festival is a four-day international cultural event taking place in New York City this November into December, focusing on the 8-bit scene - musicians and artists who use low-bit videogame and computer hardware as their creative tools. The festival is the widest-reaching event in the history of the form, boasting a roster of over 40 international artists performing and exhibiting from places as diverse as Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Argentina, and across the United States.

Manhattan art space The Tank and New York artist collective 8bitpeoples announce the Blip Festival 2007, a four-day music and multimedia event taking place in New York City November 29 - December 2, 2007. Focusing on the modern artistic exploration of primitive video game and home computer technology and featuring 40 musicians and visualists from around the world, the Blip Festival showcases artists adopting and repurposing familiar but forgotten hardware - such as the Commodore 64, the Nintendo Entertainment System, the Atari game console and home computer line, and the Nintendo Game Boy - exploring their untapped potential and unique aesthetic character. The festival's nightly concerts and daytime screenings, workshops, and presentations are supplemented by B I T M A P : as good as new, an adjunct visual art exhibition, held at acclaimed Brooklyn gallery vertexList. The Blip Festival 2007 offers a fascinating cross-section of the chiptune musical aesthetic and related low-bit visual art, in an explosive event taking place at the epicenter of the creative world.

The festival will host evening concerts on all 4 nights. Each night's concert will cost $10 and include 8 musical acts and a variety of live visualists. Tickets will be available online starting in early November and will also be available at the door. Festival passes will also be available for sale in early November.

In addition to concerts there will also be daytime workshops and screenings on Saturday and Sunday. A complete schedule of those events is forthcoming.

Please get excited now.

image: Petra Cortright

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Thursday, November 01, 2007

movingimage: animated GIFs by Ernesto Restrepo

"Nervioso": one of animated GIFs by Miami artist Ernesto Restrepo.
A highly unorthodox use of this, recently re-discovered, older "new medium".