Friday, December 18, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Inspiration for my final piece... the pictures are beautiful


It is called the Holi festival or the Festival of Colors. It is part of Hindu tradition. Eve showed it to me, it's worth it to look at the photographs, they are so wonderful.


http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/03/holi_the_festival_of_colors.html

Monday, December 7, 2009

Baltimore Story Map



Here's a different sort of map by a MICA student, Lynley Bernstein. Check out this link
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=113805305911885092796.0004789593fec67078f17&ll=39.321969,-76.593327&spn=0.319774,0.635147&z=11

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Since Alan Watts was mentioned last class

why is hardly anyone posting?

Infiltration offers a mix of the practice and theory of urban exploration in areas not designed for public usage. This site is the online companion of the paper zine about going places you're not supposed to go. All 25 issues of Infiltration remain in print for your offline reading pleasure. It's black and white, but you might like it anyhow.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Perhaps another way of being lost

ArcEnabled 1 from Adam Keller on Vimeo.




Check out Adam Keller's performance Friday in Philadelphia at extraextra, a new gallery/performance space started by 4 MICA alums.www.eexxttrraa.com

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Let's Get Lost


Photo by Phillipe Glade, from his blog, http://thisisblackrockcity.blogspot.com/
I'm not sure whose artwork it is that is represented in the photo, but it is from Burning Man, I think 2008. It's a beautiful image of a great piece that looks like it is out near the perimeter fence way on the edge of the playa.

SINGING SAND DUNES





http://www.pmmh.espci.fr/fr/morphodynamique/SongOfDunes.html

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Representation

"Deleuze and Guattari, in their discussion of the rhizome, make a distinction between a map and a tracing. The trace is described in terms strikingly similar to Bergson's model of "cinematographic thought": The trace is "like a photograph or X ray that begins by selecting or isolating, by artificial means such as colorations or other restrictive procedures, what it intends to reproduce."[12] The strength of the map, by contrast, is that it never operates by means of resemblance. While a map functions always in relation to something beyond itself, it engages in those relations as a tool-box, a set of potentialities that are never predetermined and that can in turn effect changes upon the images and objects they come up against: What distinguishes the map from the tracing is that it is entirely oriented toward an experimentation in contact with the real. The map does not reproduce an unconscious closed in upon itself; it constructs the unconscious.... The map is open and connectable in all of its dimensions; it is detachable, reversible, susceptible to constant modification....A map has multiple entryways, as opposed to the tracing, which always comes back "to the same."[13]
The function of the map described here, I would argue, suggests a vehicle for thinking outside representation, a modality not dissimilar from that of Bergson's intuition. Like the flow of images that Bergson designates as the real, the map interacts with configurations of elements that defy binaristic classification (subject/object, spectator/text, etc.).

With reference to the rhizomatic potential of literature, Deleuze and Guattari write:

There is no longer a tripartite division between a field of reality (the world)and a field of representation (the book) and a field of subjectivity (the author). Rather, an assemblage establishes connections between certain multiplicities drawn from each ofthese orders, so that a book has no sequel nor the world as its object nor one or several authors as its subject.... The book as
assemblage with the outside, against the book as image of the world.[14] "

From Amy Herzog's Images of Thought and Acts of
Creation: Deleuze, Bergson, and the
Question of Cinema

Travel Log Walking from Bejing to Germany

The Longest Way 1.0 - one year walk/beard grow time lapse from Christoph Rehage on Vimeo.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

WNDRNG: Let's Get Lost


Pictures here and here. They are two facebook albums so you may have to be in the facebook loop and/or friends with me and Rebecca to view them.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

300,000 birds = emergent behavior


This is one of the most beautiful videos I've seen

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Dowsing for Water in Brooklyn



First group dowsing expedition took place on November 7, 2009. I've put up a Google Map with the GPS points at which our dowsing rods crossed. This, of course, is by no means a survey of the neighborhood, but it is a start. If you do a search on Google Maps, under "Dowsing for Water in Brooklyn" you should be able to view the entire interactive map, or click on the link below. It may take a little while to load.

One of the things I find really interesting, was that as we got closer to the old McCarren Park pool, which is the site of an old spring that fed the Bushwick Creek, there were several GPS anomalies. There were numerous times the GPS defaulted to an incorrect location at 24-48 Dobbins Street, which is several blocks away. I will check out this location to see what was there historically. Lastly, the final reading that was taken at the pool was another GPS anomaly that defaulted to the Cemetary of the Evergreens in Queens, NY, next to the Ridgewood Reservoir. I did not even know there was a reservoir in Ridgewood. It makes me wonder if there was at some time a connection between the spring where the abandoned pool is now located (that we know for sure existed from old maps) and whatever the original source for the Ridgewood Reservoir. More research to be done....... I did not expect anything like this.....here is a link to a wikipedia entry about the reservoir: Ridgewood Reservoir which, according to wikipedia is a decommissioned 19th Century Reservoir.
Thank you all for your help. This is a great start for the project.
Eve
View Dowsing for Water in Brooklyn in a larger map

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Flier


Sorry it's so late in the game :-(


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Lost Surrealist: Leonor Fini




Leonor Fini produced the most outré art, liked to cross-dress and had a penchant for living in ménages à trois. And yet, despite once being infamous around the world, Leonor Fini is all but forgotten these days.

Leonor Fini, a woman Surrealist artist who was infamous in her time, who like so many women artists have been lost to history, and forgotten by historians. The Telegraph from the U.K. has a great article on this fascinating artist: Leonor Fini: Surreal Thing. In her time she was "Queen of the Paris art world", was one of the most photographed people of the 20th Century, and led a fascinating bohemian lifestyle. She was contemporaries in Paris with people like Max Ernst, Andre Breton, Salvador Dali, Balthus.

This was the same crowd my great Aunt Denise Marson hung out with during the 1950's and 60's in Paris. Denise was best friends with Aube Breton, the daughter of Andre Breton. Denise has wonderful stories about Max Ernst, Andre Breton, Dorthea Rockburne, Cecil B. DeMille and other Paris luminaries. Denise is an octegenarian ceramic artist, now living in Montreal and her husband Roland Giguere was a well known poet. Next time I see her in Montreal, I will ask her if she remembers Leonor, and if so, I'll bet there are some great stories to tell!

Monday, November 2, 2009

HERRO GUYS. 
HERE IS TTHE ZINE STUFF.

HEY GUYS HERE ARE THE POSTERS. IF YOU WANT... CLICK ON THEM,  DRAG THEM INTO PHOTOSHOP OR WHAT NOT. PRINT THEM AND POST THEM. THANKS. CODY.



New Topographics


A new exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) called, New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape, is of interest. http://www.lacma.org/art/ExhibTopo.aspx

The show includes Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Joe Deal, Frank Gohlke, Nicholas Nixon, John Schott, Stephen Shore, Henry Wessel, Jr., Timothy O'Sullivan, Walker Evans, Ed Ruscha, Robert Smithson, Dan Graham, Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, and the Center for Land Use Interpretation.

Why aren't there more women in this line up? I can think of many who should be represented - Meridel Rubenstein, Linda Connor, Kim Stringfellow, Catherine Wagner, Laura Cohen, among many others. Given the fact that the show is an updated redux of a 1975 show of the same name at the George Eastman House, LACMA missed an opportunity to level the playing field in the "New" Topographics.

Nevertheless, it looks interesting and I plan to see it when I'm in Los Angeles later this month. The show runs Oct. 25, 2009 - January 3, 2010.
Above: Bernd and Hilla Becher

Suburban Tract Homes


Some great photos of suburban tract homes by Julia Baum http://juliabaum.com/artwork/949914.html

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Wandering Ear


Wandering Ear is a net.label dedicated to releasing field recording-oriented audio from around the world. All Wandering Ear releases are available for free download in 192kpbs MP3 format.
http://wanderingear.com/

mapping complexity




Emma McNally's drawings

Here's a link to lots of others "maps"

http://www.visualcomplexity.com/vc/index.cfm?domain=Art

Sunday, October 25, 2009

THE MEANING OF HERE




"The meaning of the word 'here' contains the meaning of oneself."
—George Oppen

PARKING DAY

So Parking day is about comandeering parking spaces and turning them into parks! If we did this can you imagine the awesomely creative parks that would come out of it?

Monday, October 19, 2009

Map of Space Exploration

A gorgeous map of space exploration seen on this blog: http://wanderingspace.net, an excellent blog about space. The original map is from National Geographic.

Wonderfully Goofy Traveling Orchestra

JUSTE POUR RIRE, "L'orchestre d'hommes-orchestres", Montréal 2009

Guaranteed to make you smile.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

It Might Get Loud

http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony/itmightgetloud/

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Students launch camera to edge of space, snap pics of Earth

http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/09/21/space.camera.icarus.ireport/index.html

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

protestin

Also, if you haven't heard the CIA is recruiting tomorrow at Gateway at 1 and I think thats some bull shit.  So we're protesting! Come out and enjoy some good ol' fashion picketing. 

"In spite of the official suspension of police assistance between 1974 and 1985, CIA and other U.S . officials worked with Salvadoran security forces throughout the restricted period to centralize and modernize surveillance, to continue training, and to fund key players in the death squad network.
Even though the U.S. government's police training program had been thoroughly discredited, the Reagan administration found other channels through which to reinstate police assistance for El Salvador and Honduras. Attached to this assistance is the requirement that the president certify that aid recipients do not engage in torture, political persecution, or assassination. Even so, certain members of Congress showed concern over the reinstatement of police aid to repressive regimes. In a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, Senator Claiborne Pell (Dem.-Rhode Island) asked, "I was talking about cattle prods specifically. Would they be included or not?"' more here

One of many many many reasons Hugo Chaves may have given Obama this book...

"Oh just like domestic politics or different regime issues... you know like coup de tats and dictator installment type things."


cameras cameras everywhere

Click to enlarge

Sunday, October 11, 2009

AND ANOTHER




Chlorophyll is the substance which makes green plants green. The chlorophyll molecule has the unique capacity to convert the energy of the sun into chemical energy (through photosynthesis), which the plant uses to make carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and water, and as a byproduct, furnish the earth with oxygen.

Ultimately, all living things—plant and animal—derive their energy, and therefore their life, from solar energy through photosynthesis.

Hemoglobin is the substance in human blood that carries oxygen from the lungs to the other tissues and cells of the body.

SPACE/PLACE WHICH IS WHICH



One is Hamburg, 1850...guess what the other is....

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Bunnyproject


Cute and scandalous!
 http://www.connyblom.com/bunnyproject.html

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Map of Tropical Typhoons


Map of all tropical typhoon storms originating over the Pacific Ocean between 1980 and 2000. The vertical line on the right side of the image is the International Date Line.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

DECLARE INTERDEPENDENCE

This is an open experiment.
A putting in words of what is already in the air.
The more this declaration is being read, thought or spoken out, the more its energy will manifest in our world and in our society.
If what is written here resonates with you, make it your statement.
Find ways to read it, share it and put it into action.

DECLARATION OF CULTURAL REVOLUTIONARIES 2009
_live, act, work with and not against nature
_know that life is too complex to understand it intellectually
_build and support local, self-governed economies
_value and safe-guard diversity of all kind
_value interdependence, since they know that nothing is separate
_regard themselves as equal to all life forms
_protect and support life
_love and support children unconditionally
_work on themselves towards greater awareness
_know about ecological principles and integrate them into their lifes
_see music and dance as an integral part of their expression and communication
_live on an animate earth and regard it as sacred
_know how to grow their own food
_appreciate their sensory awareness
_celebrate life
_cooperate
_make the shift from thinking ‘either, or’ to thinking ‘as well, as’
_share their knowledge
_understand and integrate process as a way of being
_are not identified with their body, thoughts or emotions
_see the mind as a tool
_realize that there is no right or wrong
_are not identified with any social tag, their past or their future
_are aware that the very essence of who they are is life itself
_take responsibility for their emotions
_are aware of and value their relationships to their living and seemingly non-living surroundings
_value and integrate the wisdom of women
_value and integrate the wisdom of indigenous cultures
_value generalist knowledge
_are aware of change as one of the core principles of evolution
_work towards diversification and decentralization
_engage in and create bonds to the place where they live
_turn from dependent consumers to responsible producers
_are looking for ways so that their interests and talents may unfold
_have the courage to resist and disobey laws that render self-rule, self-provisioning, and self-sustenance illegal
_are informed about the current money system and identify it as a contemporary form of enslavement
_identify and boycott biological, cultural, social and philosophical monocultures
_boycott monopolies of any kind
_question everyone who promotes one solution
_value environmental and human ethics over profit maximization
_boycott corporations and banks operating for profit maximization
_reclaim land and forests as common good
_reclaim water as common good
_reclaim biodiversity and knowledge as common good
_are aware that they participate in the process of co-creation at all time
_allow life to unfold through them

Berlin, 03/2009
Cultural Revolutionaries and The Declaration of Cultural Revolutionaries in 2009
created and stated by www.art-ecology-education.org

Litter in Baltimore

PSA
February 10, 2009 (Baltimore, Md.)—Planit will host Mayor Sheila Dixon and partners in the Initiative for a Cleaner Greener Baltimore in a private reception on February 11th to unveil two 30 second TV public service announcements aimed at stopping Baltimore residents from littering. The two spots, entitled “Butts” and “Paper Cups,” depict trash “vigilantes” who publicly call attention to “casual litterers,” in order to make viewers aware that even seemingly small, inconsequential pieces of trash are a big part of a growing trash problem.

Planit, a strategically driven marketing and communications agency, produced the spots as part of the $2 million Cleaner Greener Baltimore initiative, which began in Spring 2007. The Cleaner Greener Baltimore campaign is intended to change the public’s perception of littering and the behaviors that contribute to litter problems. The campaign has also included advertisements placed on city trash trucks and city-owned trash receptacles.

“The message, ‘Don’t make excuses, make a difference,’ is hard-hitting and confrontational. And that works really well here” says Planit President Matt Doud. “The goal isn’t just to tell people not to litter, but to empower them to call other people out when they see them doing it, even if it’s something that seems insignificant like a paper cup or a cigarette butt.”

The two spots will begin airing on February 16th on WBAL, the media partner for the Cleaner Greener Baltimore initiative.


The Cost of Litter no wonder there's so much litter, apparently one trash can costs $500 ???

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

BQE

Part of Sufjan Stevens' BQE video project

Monday, October 5, 2009

ballen

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Finding a Diamond in the Middle of a Muddy Road

Above: Bushwick Creek, represented in the 1839 S.Stiles, Sherman & Smith Map of Brooklyn and Williamsburg.
Below: Google Earth images of Bushwick Inlet, and surrounding area in 2009.
Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist, Eve Andrée Laramée is seeking a team of volunteers to work collectively on a project on dowsing for water in Brooklyn. This experimental project titled, Finding a Diamond in the Middle of a Muddy Road, will be conducted with a skeptical eye, yet an open mind, and will involve mapping the Greenpoint-Williamsburg, Brooklyn area using sets of dowsing rods and a GPS unit. The intention is to examine how the information recorded through the procedure of dowsing (also known as water divining or water-witching) compares/correlates to historical maps of the springs, creeks and streams that existed near Bushwick Creek, now known as Bushwick Inlet, prior to the urban concrete strata now covering it.

If you would like to be a part of this project, please contact the artist at: wander at earthlink dot net
Participants will receive a set of dowsing rods to keep.

A blog has been set up for the project, and more information will be posted on it:
http://brooklyn-water.blogspot.com

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Luxury Condos and the Rest: The Making of Place



Luxury Condos, and the rest
The Making of a Place

“Time forks perpetually towards innumerable futures,” wrote Jorge Luis Borges in his short story, “The Garden of the Forking Paths.” Considering the range of futures from sustainability to dissolution, Woven Spaces, a local not-for-profit arts initiative, encourages artists to conceive of multiple possible worlds from within their local community. This is the central concept behind “Luxury Condos, and the rest” an exhibition that imagines the landscape of the Greenpoint/Williamsburg of tomorrow by the talented local artists of today.
Woven Spaces, in preparation for the exhibition, is pulling together visual artists, architects, filmmakers, dancers, and performance artists who have lived in the Greenpoint/Williamsburg area for at least three years, to respond to the challenge of dreaming up where the community is headed. Each artist is invited to predict the future of this place, reflecting, evaluating, or dreaming up directions. The artist’s paths are innumerable: from Utopian to apocalyptic or surrealistic, to comical or satirical. Whether re-conceiving the urbanism of high-rise luxury architecture set beside industrial abandonment, avenues closed to traffic and covered in grass, or a complete replacement of what is here by new infrastructures and socio-economic groups; we welcome all visions.
During the course of the economic downturn, Woven Spaces identified artists’ concerns over exhibition space for more experimental forms of presentation and varied financial support for the arts. We are encouraging viewings and events in non-traditional spaces and are working to secure industrial interiors, storefronts, rooftops, streetscapes and the riverfront areas. We believe interconnectivity with the various sectors of community will expand audiences, and foster new communicative and creative relationships that enjoy and support the arts.
The first exhibition of the series will be held over three consecutive Saturdays in October of 2009 in Greenpoint’s Transmitter Park, as well as interior spaces yet to be confirmed. In May and October of 2010 we will hold the second and third exhibitions. The programs include film, video, performance, painting, and various types of mixed media and installation. We envision a series of panel discussions with artists, art professionals, and community activists alongside the exhibitions. The events are free and open to the public, and will be thoroughly publicized through local publications, email blasts, and using on line resources. The artists are selected through our own curatorial scouting and local gallery recommendations. We are also reviewing work through open submission calls, listed in the Brooklyn Arts Council and Woven Spaces websites.

Luxury Condos, and the rest: October 3rd Program
Transmitter Park, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, starting at 4pm.

5:30 pm – Artist Eve Andree Laramee, presentation on freshwater springs feeding Newtown and Bushwick Creeks – introducing larger project for Spring 2010
5:45 pm – Architects Evangeline Dennie & Kubi Ackermann, presentation on rooftop farming, green construction and urban ecosystems.
Ongoing art installations by Cris Dam and Ethan Pettit

6pm – 8 pm

Opening Reception
Music by Slim Francis and James Catholic & the Sects
Wine sold by OSA
8 pm – 9 pm

Films: Keith Rodan, Jonas Mekas, Angela Christlieb, Elle Burchill, Moira Tierney, Jim Jennings, and Sara Kraushaar. (Dress warm and bring a blanket!)
After party – River Barrel Cafe, 160 Franklin Street. (Joining new Greenpoint artists alliance.) After after party – Coco 66, 66 Greenpoint Avenue.


Saturday October 10th – Transmitter Park, starting at 4 pm

I. “The Pod” – an installation by Vamos Architects

II. 6 pm – t.b.d. Bar and Lounge, 224 Franklin Street. Debut of ongoing video screenings by Keith Rodan (waterfront footage and more). Screening schedule: Tuesdays through Saturdays, 5-9 pm, until October 30th.

III. After party 6 – 8 pm.


Luxury Condos, and the rest
The Making of a Place

Starting in Fall of 2009, Woven Spaces will be curating a three-part exhibition pulling together artists, architects, filmmakers, and performance artists who have lived in Greenpoint/Williamsburg for at least three years. Luxury Condos, and the rest; The Making of a Place will include a range of works from historical documentation, to reactive, redesigned, or reimagined – covering structural, natural, and recreational geographical aspects of the neighborhoods. The works will be presented within the traditional gallery setting, raw industrial interiors and open space venues.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

spook

IRA GLASS ON STORYTELLING: PODCAST TUTORIAL









<3 Ira Glass

LANDMARK-Thomas Merton-Louisville, KY


"In Louisville, at the corner of Fourth and Walnut, in the center of the shopping district, I was suddenly overwhelmed with the realization that I loved all those people, that they were mine and I theirs, that we could not be alien to one another even though we were total strangers. It was like waking from a dream of separateness, of spurious self-isolation in a special world, the world of renunciation and supposed holiness. The whole illusion of a separate holy existence is a dream...There is no way of telling people that they are all walking around shining like the sun....

I suddenly saw the secret beauty of their hearts, the depths of their hearts where neither sin nor desire nor self-knowledge can reach, the core of their reality, the person that each on is in God's eyes. If only they could all see themselves as they really are. If only we could see each other that way all of the time."

From T. Merton's book, "Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander."

The landmark designation was installed at the corner of 4th and Walnut in 2008

Rethinking education.

What is our place?
"When improvisation, imagination, and resourcefulness are key, artists at long last, take their place at the table, when strategies of action are in the process of being designed."

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Our relationship with this Earth.

This is like Planet Earth except it talks about human ecology. The shots are really magnificently beautiful, depicting incredible natural phenomena I didn't even know existed. Very important for every human being to watch I think.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Measuring the Universe

A mapping of sorts, Roman Ondak's "Measuring the Universe"

RIP: A Remix Manifesto

http://films.nfb.ca/rip-a-remix-manifesto/
this is the website for the movie, you can download and watch it. (if you want...)

Aesthetically Pleasing Transit Benches

Very attractive street furniture designed by BMW. The Metro40 Collection. Designed for public transit systems, to make traveling around a city more aesthetically pleasing.

I like the one comment at the bottom by someone named Oliver: great design-maybe too cool for the public...

Mapping from Memory

I had seen this a year or two ago and thought it was just incredible... it took some digging, but I found it again.








Monday, September 28, 2009

Just for giggles.

Also:

pets-dogs-cats-infomercial-products-snuggie-for-dogs-fleece-blanket-with-sleeves-pink1.jpg

Inspiration:

vanessa-beecroft-vb61-2007-photo-ta.jpg

STILL DEATHI DARFUR STILL DEAF?, Venice Italy. 2007. Vanessa Beecroft.


See more performances, videos and drawings at her web page.

Notes/poems

Don't really know much about writing. But I figured I'd post something I was inspired to write down while taking notes on Trialectics of Spatiality and maybe get some feedback?

Simultaneous worlds/pernicious metropolises
Born without knowing into U N I V E R S E cities/raised by misunderstandings about space and time 
as well as w/health and happiness. 

Labyrinthian cataclysms reek havoc 250 THOUsand years and counting. 
Screams and songs ring muffled in air occasionally achieving awesome harmony. 
Confusion has a heavenly horizon...
for those who look up
inside
around
every witch way and every  where.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

This American Life

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/Radio_Episode.aspx?sched=1296 

Host Ira Glass is coming to MICA... 45 dollars a ticket?

"Stories of people who find themselves in situations far from the beaten path, where there are no guidelines and no useful precedents, including the return of Squirrel Cop."

Friday, September 25, 2009

More on First and Third Space Collision

Veronica posted a video earlier of Aaron Weiss, singer from mewithoutyou getting illegally tazered (and getting away). There is a video of him being interviewed about his thoughts on why bleak, poverty stricken landscapes exist in Philadelphia (as in other cities). I've posted the interview below:

An Electron Riding on a Light Ray


A beautiful video shot by scientists, of an electron moving on a light wave. This is the first time this was ever captured visually.

Pierre Huyghe speaks on Elsewhere


This is video #7 of the French Artist, Pierre Huyghe speaking on the idea of "Elsewhere" in relation to his work, "A Journey that Wasn't that was partially shot in Antarctica, and part in New York City's Central Park.

There are other videos in this series with Huyghe of the European Graduate School that can be found on YouTube, or the EGS website.

Pierre Huyghe was born in 1962 in Paris, France. He attended the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris (1982-85). Employing folly, leisure, adventure, and celebration in creating art, Huyghe’s films, installations, and public events range from a small town parade to a puppet theater, from a model amusement park to an expedition to Antarctica. By filming staged scenarios—such as a re-creation of the true-life bank robbery featured in the movie “Dog Day Afternoon”—Huyghe probes the capacity of cinema to distort and ultimately shape memory. While blurring the traditional distinction between fiction and reality, and revealing the experience of fiction to be as palpable as anything in daily life, Huyghe’s playful work often addresses complex social topics such as the yearning for utopia, the lure of spectacle in mass media, and the impact of Modernism on contemporary values and belief systems.

TUM TUM, a site-specific interactive narrative



TUM TUM is a site-specific interactive narrative that reacts to the viewer's location. Located at Tumwater Falls, in Olympia Washington, this project of Evergreen State College uses a Tablet PC, a GPS receiver, and headphones. As the user moves thru the landscape, the story unfolds in real time & space.

More information HERE.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Tracking A Day




Rebekah May, a graduate candidate at the Californica College of the Arts. makes work that attempts at mapping the passage of time. The above image is her attempt to map the 4,969 steps she took on 3/27/09.

I think it is a great example of the limitations and possibilities of mapping a the no-where of the Drift.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

INTERVIEW: A CONVERSATION ABOUT NATURE & THE CITY

Inter:View from Jennifer Wallace on Vimeo.

Manuel DeLanda

Manuel DeLanda - The Philosophy of Gilles Deleuze. 2007 1/5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqisvKSuA70

About the animal in man, Bower Birds and more.

Missed connections mapping-Kate Glenn




map of NYC, map of NYC's missed connections

Collaborative project headed by Ingrid Burrington

When firstspace and thirdspace collide


This is rumored to be the singer of mewithoutyou. Also, I like watching him disappear into the distance.

2009 International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam



Some MICA students and Dan D'Oca from Art History are participating in this conference on the "Open City"...
Check out the website: http://www.iabr.nl/EN/open_city/index.php

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Some Interesting artistis

Another Great Quote:
"Our World goes through and through us and we through it, there is no boundry..."- Ursula K. Le Guin


here are some links to some artists i found that were of interest to me...

Welfare State International
: they really remind me of the theater i worked with this summer called "Redmoon Theater" and also Nana Projects...I like how they really embody celebration

Shan Wells

Strijdom Van Der Merwe

Diana Lynn Thompson


Urs-P. Twellmann

Ingrid Koivukangas

Good Quote

Though this was a good quote, it's from the artist Simon Whitehead (terrible name, right?)

"My work moves from the desire to travel a distance in order to encounter the other. The smallest and most subtle part of my work is in the telling. The majority of the work happens whilst in motion - on the street, the hill or in a room. In this way my process is place and energetically-sensitive, the outcome often unresolved and indeterminate."

Monday, September 21, 2009


Collyer Brothers on Wikipedia

"Both were eventually found dead in the Harlem brownstone where they had lived as hermits, surrounded by over 100 tons of rubbish that they had amassed over several decades.[1]"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collyer_brothers