Interview with Marc Kehoe
> What is your background ?
> I am a fairly typical East Coast Americana a European Mix- My father was Irish American, my mother is Ukrainian American-I was raised with a very strong Ukrainian identity-in close proximity to my immigrant maternal grandparents, in what were then the exburbs of New Jersey(and now seem much closer to New York). I was taught to play the accordion, which seemed, at the time, embarassing and freakish. I have a brother who is not an artist. We came into Manhattan frequently, ate at an Egyptian-themed (decor, not cuisine, which was delicious baked beans and creamed spinach pulled out of those tiny class-fronted cubicles) Automat about which I still dream. My mother speaks fluent Russian, another somewhat freakish accomplishment during the Cold War. My father worked in an office, loved to read and quoted freqently from Shakespeare, even though he never attended college. We never went to church, except for what were called "cultural reasons," but every Sunday we got "all dressed up" and went for interminable rides through the New Jersey countryside. My parents chain-smoked in the car, and my brother and I begged to open the windows.
I went to art school after high school, ”first in Baltimore, Maryland” to study painting, and then to film school at an art school in Providence, RI. I greatly enjoyed living in both places- each has a strong regional character. I came to live in NY in the late '70's, and experienced what I guess was a 'golden age' of creativity here in downtown Manhattan. I say that because everything has changed, and it isn't like that anymore. When I first came to NY, I made Super-8 movies with titles like "Destroy All Blondes" and "Revenge of the Amazons" and showed them at Downtown clubs.
In 1984 I bought an open-ended ticket and went to Italy for the second time, stayed 6 months and found out that I wanted to return to painting, and that spaghetti didn't just come with meatballs.
I live on the Lower East Side in my 'old family neighborhood'â€”it wasn't really on purpose, but Im happy to be in close proximity to restaurants that serve hor borshch (that's beet soup)
> Where you from ? Oh, I answered that above.
> When do you create ? I like to paint with natural light, usually in the morning.
> who inspires your work ? On my 6 month stay in Venice in 1984 I had plenty of time to look at the work of Carpaccio, Tintoretto, Veronese, G. Bellini, Titian and Giorgione, in the place where they were painted. This has stayed with me- its amazing to go into a church, look for a long time at the sky behind the Madonna in a Bellini, and then go outside into the light and see the same sky! I also discovered that what I had always assumed were fantasy landscapes in the backround of Renaissance portraits were not fantasies. Here in America the work of an artist is more iconic-a style is established and repeated and repeated- but on a visit to the Galleria dell'Arte Moderna (?) at the Palazzo Reale in the Pizza Duomo I discovered that an artist's entire career could be valued and examined--and that changes in style or philosophy of the artist were all a part of the consideration of and comprehension of culture. I was thrilled to see the Boccioni "pre-futurista" factory paintings, to see Massimo Campigli's work in person- and to "discover" and devour the work of De Pisis (well, we all have our conceits), and to see a full compliment of De Chirico-not just his earlier pieces.
Whenever I dismiss an artist or a style I become trapped by my dismissal, and come to see the value in a particular artist's oeuvre, for instance Poussin.
Have most people forgotten the Hairy Who artists -from Chicago-who came to be known in the '70's, Jim Nutt, Ed Paschke, Roger Brown, their work was wild and liberating at the time.
> What is art for you ? Art is created by declaration, not by accident. It doesn't have to be in a museum, but its not created by accident.
> Have you ever exhibited in Italy ? I'm working on that a number of years ago I would go to Rome and try to show work to a gallerist in Trastevere-I had an introduction from someone I knew here in NY. The gallerist completely dismissed the carefully prepared sheets I slides offered (too small), so the next year I brought a valise that contained miniatures of my most recent work and little wooden easels that they sat on. The gallerist wasn't too thrilled with those, either (although we did go out for a glass of wine)â€”so I went to the Forum, set up the minis and took pictures of "my show in Rome" and later "my show in Venice" and showed them around in NY when I got back. At the ruins of the Temple of Venus and Mars in Rome a breeze came up and all the minis blew into a deep hole, and I had to climb down along a rambling rose bush to get them backâ€”it was a "thorny situation"â€”and then the traditional gang of gypsy childen decided my beat up 35mm camera was of interest. I fended them off.
> How do you image yourÂ work in a city_space ? I'm not really sure what you mean here. I've tried spending long periods in the country here in America, and its just "not enough" for someone who has lived in cities for so longâ€”of course, in Italy the 'country' can mean a rich culture (including fresh ricotta di pecora) and an inspiring landscape.
> tell me more about your work-
> If you have more references please add it
One of my favorite paintings is Giorgione's "La Tempesta” not only is the imagery unforgettable the seeming ease with which that lighting bolt is painted-and the scale of the work are compelling. Whenever I am in Venice I go to see it. I find the way a picture is painted to be many times more important than content. I'd rather see an exquisitely considered and painterly picture of a roll of toilet paper than some hacked out modern masterpiece of The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse that fills an enormous gallery wall. I'd also rather see "Born to Kill" a bitter '40's film noir directed by Robert Wise, who went on to direct the saccharine "Sound of Music" At least they escaped those Nazis.
Marc Kehoe on gallery2006
Participating artists are: Blast Theory, Arno Coenen, Cut-n-Paste, Gerald van der Kaap, Aryan Kaganof, Bert Kommerij, A.P. Komen / Karen Murphy, Leonard van Munster, Kate Pemberton, PIPS:lab, Esther Polak, Scanner.
Graphical Design: made by martin
Technical support: Gerbrand Oudenaarden, Martin Takken
Production: Claartje Kortbeek
UBERMORGEN.COM & Heath Bunting at Overgarden
15/06/2006 - 16/07/2006 , Copenhagen
OVERGADEN – Institute of Contemporary Art in Copenhagen
OVERGADEN, in collaboration with Artnode – Independent Centre for Computer-based Art and Culture, Copenhagen, [plug.in], Basel, and Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund presents:
UBERMORGEN.COM: “[F]originals. Authenticity as Consensual Hallucination
Heath Bunting: ”Cutting, Climbing, Crossing”
Bunting vs. UBERMORGEN.COM: "dayplandrugblog. two ways to live your life as a (former) net artist”
Curated by Jacob Lillemose
June 15 – July 16, 2006
Private view: Wednesday June 14, 2006, 5 pm – 8 pm
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm
On June 14, 2006 OVERGADEN – Institute of Contemporary Art in collaboration with Artnode will open two solo exhibitions by Heath Bunting and UBERMORGEN.COM as well as a special exhibition that joins the work of the two artists.
Heath Bunting and the duo UBERMORGEN.COM. Two pioneers, rebels and stars of net art. This is the first time they exhibit together. Almost without computers!
”Cutting, Climbing, Crossing” will present a number of Heath Bunting’s recent works which deal with issues of borders, identity and physical space. Central to the exhibition will be the world premiere of Bunting’s ongoing project “The Status Project”, a mapping of the multi-layered logic of the mobility and legal routes of the social system. The work will be presented as wall-mounted diagrams, an interactive database and a 4,200-page manual!
“[F]originals: Authenticity as Consensual Hallucination” is the third and closing part of an international joint venture between OVERGADEN – Institute of Contemporary Art /Artnode, [plug.in] and Hartware MedienKunstVerein. The exhibition will be a classical painting show, consisting of 6 large square canvasses with digital prints of the official seals from UBERMORGEN.COM's projects from the last five years. The paintings are “[F]originals” – originals and forgeries – and refer to the ambiguous status of the 'documents' that UBERMORGEN.COM produce through their dealing with issues of our technology-based culture.
“dayplandrugblog. two ways to live your life as a (former) net artist” features another world premiere or actually many works that deal with diaries. Heath Bunting will show 365 of his daily what-to-do maps (one for each day of 2005) drawn by hand on paper, while UBERMORGEN.COM will show prints of one month of the online “drug blog” together with the video “PsychOS”.
In connection with the project a number of publications will be available. Heath Bunting will print his “Day Plan Guide” along with the “Project Status Manual” and for the UBERMORGEN.COM show a catalogue edited by Alessandro Ludovico (neural.it) will be published in late August.
The project is the result of an ongoing collaboration between OVERGADEN – Institute of Contemporary Art and Artnode with the ambition to bring international computer-based contemporary art to Denmark and to get computer-based contemporary art out of the new media ghetto.
The project is generously supported by Pro Helvetia – Schweizer Kulturstiftung, British Council in Denmark, the Austrian Embassy in Copenhagen and the Danish Arts Council.
UBERMORGEN.COM are currently exhibiting at Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund:
Institute of Contemporary Art
Overgaden Neden Vandet 17
DK-1414 Copenhagen K
Hans Bernhard - UBERMORGEN.COM / etoy.holding
Hans Bernhard's short interview on this blog
IN MOTION: SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT WINNERS DIGITAL HAPPENINGS
(a) IADAS Academy Members Nancy White, Arianna Huffington and Caterina Fake To Speak at Second Annual BlogHer Conference
(b) DJ Spooky Presents Trojan Records Classic Old-School Reggae - The Art of the Remix
(c) Academy Member Derek Powazek To Speak at Webvisions 2006
(a) IADAS Academy Members Nancy White, Arianna Huffington and Caterina Fake To
Speak at Second Annual BlogHer Conference
The International Academy of the Digital Arts and Sciences is proud to announce that three of its members will be taking part in the second annual BlogHer Conference '06. In 2006, the conference will focus thematically around "How is your blog changing the world?" with a panel on community blogging including Academy Member Nancy White of Full Circle Associates; a lunch keynote on the future of blogging technology with Academy Member and Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake; and closing keynote address featuring Webby Winner and Academy Member Arianna Huffington of The Huffington Post.
View more information on the BlogHer Conference.
(b) DJ Spooky Presents Trojan Records Classic Old-School Reggae - The Art of the Remix
Academy Member Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid will be hosting a special live remixing demonstration at 6:30 PM on June 27th at the Apple Store in Soho. Curious about how a track is remixed? Spooky will provide a hands-on look at musical track building on the Mac including modern sampling and production techniques used to create any style of music from scratch. With an emphasis on the history of remixing, DJ Spooky will trace back today's popular sounds to many jamaican dub influenced roots. DJ Spooky's In Fine Style: DJ Spooky Presents 50,000 Volts of Trojan Records!!! will be available on iTunes on June 27th.
Check out this and other upcoming DJ Spooky live events.
(c) Academy Member Derek Powazek To Speak at Webvisions 2006
Perhaps most famous for designing the Blogger "B" and moderating the first-ever panel at SXSW about blogs in 2000, Academy Member Derek Powazek will be sitting in on a panel for the upcoming Webvisions 2006 conference at the Oregon Convention Center from July 20-21. His panel, "Practical Business Blogging" will focus on types of business blogs, how companies and organizations of all kinds use blogs and how to "sell" blogs to management and IT. Attendees will also get tips for effective blog design, content, and conversation, pitfalls to avoid, and more.
View more information on Webvisions 2006.
See what Derek Powazek is currently up to.
For more information, visit www.creativegroup.com
M.M.M è parte di un progetto di scambio cuturale fra le città recentemente gemellate di Milano e Melbourne, che prevede lo sviluppo di un programma di residenze, mostre e rapporti professionali tra artisti, curatori e istituzioni. Ideato nel giugno 2005 il progetto di scambio è coordinato dalla curatrice Natalie King e dal Direttore del Monash University Museum of Art di Melbourne Max Delany.
M.M.M si sviluppa in più tappe. Inizia a Milano con la presentazione di opere selezionate dalla videoteca careof, che verranno in seguito mostrate a Melbourne presso Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces insieme al lavoro di altri artisti italiani (www.gertrude.org.au). Prosegue tra agosto e settembre a Sydney e Melbourne dove, nell’ambito del Visiting Curator Program di Gertrude, Chiara Agnello e Roberta Tenconi cureranno un calendario di presentazioni e mostre sulla giovane scena artistica italiana, e in particolare milanese. Gli esiti delle ricerche condotte a Sydney e Melbourne sulla scena artistica australiana verranno presentati a Milano nell’autunno 2006 e nel febbraio 2007 all’interno della manifestazione “Melbourne in Milan”.
Partecipano attualmente al progetto: Rebecca Agnes, Nicoletta Agostini, Meris Angioletti, Marco Belfiore, Elisabetta Benassi, Riccardo Benassi, Davide Bertocchi, Dafne Boggeri, Roberto Cuoghi, Marta dell’Angelo, Rä di Martino, Michael Fliri, Christian Frosi e Alex Cecchetti, goldiechiari, Alice Guareschi, invernomuto, Deborah Ligorio, Armin Linke e Amedeo Martegani, Valentina Loi, Domenico Mangano, Marzia Migliora, Margherita Morgantin, Sandrine Nicoletta, Diego Perrone, Gabriele Picco, Federico Pietrella, Riccardo Previdi, Moira Ricci, Patrick Tuttofuoco, Nico Vascellari, Zimmerfrei.
Sono inoltre presentati i lavori di alcuni artisti premiati da ACACIA: Mario Airò, Paolo Chiasera, Adrian Paci, Grazia Toderi, Marcella Vanzo e Francesco Vezzoli.
M.M.M è supportato dalla Città di Melbourne, il Victorian State Government, la Monash Univerity di Melbourne, Gertrude Contemporay Art Spaces, con il contributo del Comune di Milano Relazioni Internazionali e ACACIA Associazione Amici Arte Contemporanea.
Theo Jansen: Strandbeesten
Dates between Sat 24 Jun - Sun 16 Jul 2006.
The "Beach Animals" make their first UK appearance!
For over ten years Theo Jansen has been occupied with the making of a new form of nature. This new evolution is not made of pollen or seeds but plastic yellow electricity tubes! Theo Jansen is already “breeding” the seventh generation of his multi-legged walking critters designed to roam the Dutch coastline. His multifarious constructions—or perhaps “life forms” would be a more appropriate characterization—range from tiny creatures to immense yet surprisingly nimble behemoths that blend high-tech engineering and biological principles. They all have one thing in common: They move about on multiple sets of legs, and all of their movements are fed by gusts of wind, whereby Theo Jansen’s creations can also be said to represent a vision for futuristic, alternative forms of locomotion. In any case, one of his newest creatures already comes equipped with a saddle.
The Dutch artist has been constructing his hybrid forms at the interface of nature and technology for about 14 years. Jansen has constantly enhanced and upgraded his creatures in a process that he refers to as “evolution.”
Following huge acclaim and at Ars Electronica 2005 where it was awarded the Special Jury Prize for Interactive Art, the ‘Strandbeests’ will for the first time walk on Trafalgar Square this summer followed by a two week exhibition in the ICA.
The 'Beach Animals' will be on show in Trafalgar Square from 24 - 27 June from 11am - 9pm daily. This is free to the public.
Etichette: Theo Jansen
Two new web-based projects were introduced and developed.
One is a carfree-themed Indymedia sub-site, where people from around the world would independently post news, announcements and other content. See <http://biotech.indymedia.org/> for an example of how it might look.
The other web project is a site for the general public, serving as an introduction on "what's wrong with the automobile," as the current websites speak mainly to carfree advocates and do not explain the basics.
Sabato 24 Giugno il RMX-shop celebra l'apertura della nuova sede in via della Pergola inaugurando per l'occasione la Biokiop Gallery (spazio espositivo), mostra d'espressività contemporanea nelle sue più differenti forme che trova spazio nell'ampio piano inferiore del negozio stesso.
Il movimento underground che porta il nome di Biokip presenta il numero zero del suo magazine di arte moderna e grafica, mentre la musica elettronica del B-team di Pergola Move e dei folli Tranz Lasagne, che a sua volta durante la serata escono con il proprio "Analalbum" ( tredici tracce di musica elettronica originalissima, a metà tra techno e breakbeat, con salti da hip hop a drum'n bass), fa da cornice al tutto.
Nella galleria di Biokip si possono trovare opere che spaziano dalla street art più classica fino alla sperimentazione di disegno e illustrazione su tela ottenuta con le più svariate tecniche, dallo spray al pennello fino al marker.
Gli artisti che partecipano alla prima mostra di Biokip infatti non si possono definire solo street artist perché il giudizio li limiterebbe, anche se i loro lavori non di rado s'incrociano occupando lo spazio urbano sotto forma di sticker stencil e puppet.
Lo stile quasi naif di GGT, semplice ma irriverente incontra quello più grezzo e graffiante di Tatiana, entrambi provenienti dal mondo del fumetto underground, mentre i colleghi 2501, Katufus e Unz espongono i frutti della propria esperienza dovuta a video, graffiti e grafica.
Le immagini con cui questi ragazzi combattono il grigiore della metropoli si fanno forti di ironia e linee sicure che spesso sfociano in una satira dei luoghi comuni sociali, mentre le tecniche creative non smettono un attimo di intrecciarsi tra loro influenzandosi a vicenda così da avere opere non troppo facilmente etichettabili.
Artisti che s'impegnano a 360 gradi, artisti di strada in strada, artisti carichi di una cultura underground, artisti che espongono sottoterra.
La Biokip Gallery, piano inferiore del RMX-shop, invita tutti a fare un salto a scoprirla sabato 24 giugno, al party d'apertura che vede protagonista arte moderna e musica elettrica allo stesso tempo, energia creativa per il pubblico che ne sente il bisogno.
inaugurazione mostra GGT, Katufus, Tatiana, Unz, 2501 >>> 24 giugno '06
prima della notte bianca dell'Isola, Milano
Sabato 24 giugno dalle 21
Proiezione di opere video dall’Archivio del Medialogo della Provincia di Milano.
UNO SGUARDO SULLA VIDEOARTE
In occasione della Notte Bianca di Milano, CHIAMAMILANO e il circolo culturale Amici di In-Video organizzano una serata di proiezioni di cortometraggi.
“Videoarte. Questo nome è nato negli Stati Uniti negli anni ’60 per indicare, da un lato l’uso da parte degli artisti delle tecnologie video, e allora in questo caso si preferisce usare il termine “video d’artista”, dall’altro l’uso artistico delle immagini elettroniche, e per quell’epoca, artistico, significava prima di tutto antitelevisivo, fuori cioè per sua natura da qualsiasi circuito distributivo che concernesse in una qualsiasi maniera la televisione”. (Alessandro Amaducci)
“La videoarte è “semplicemente” una forma d’arte. Decifra segmenti del mondo, aspetti del vivere, in modo diverso da quello della comunicazione. Ci offre uno sguardo particolare sulle cose avvalendosi della tecnologia video, o se preferiamo del linguaggio video”. (Sandra Lischi)
Sabato 24 Giugno dalle 21
presso il Negozio Civico CHIAMAMILANO
Largo Corsia dei Servi – MM San Babila -
Zbigneiw Rybczinsky Capriccio n.29 1989 9’
Robert Cahen Juste le temps 1983 12’
Peter Callas - Neo Geo An American Purchase 1990 9’30”
Christian Boustani Siena 1992 7’20”
Eve Ramboz L’escamateur 1992 13’
Leonardo Romoli Omaggio a Turner 2’ - Battaglie 2’ - Luce 1’
Ethem Qzguven F . 2004 6’
Arnaud Ganzerli/ Laurent Bourdoiseau/ Jérôme Blanquet Electronic
Performers 2003 5’ 41”
Kactus Hunters The Def Song 2004 4’20”
Pierre-Yves Cruaud Stratégie, geste et signe 2004 6’ 15“
Michel Klöfkorn 3,48 ¤ 2005 9‘
Antonio Poce/Valerio Murat Nuvolari 2004 3‘
Giuseppe Tumino Beddu Nostru Signuri 2004 3‘
Shelly Silver What I’m Looking For 2004 15‘
Nicola De Napoli Punta Perotti 2006 14‘ (PRIMA ASSOLUTA)
Vincent Dudouet Unicode 2004 5‘40“
Giovanni Scarfini Money for Drope 2005 4‘
Floria Sigismondi Untitled # 1 2003 3‘30“
Jean-Gabriel Pèriot Dies Irae 2005 10‘
Monica Petracci Risonanze 2001 7‘
John Simmons The book of water 2003 4‘
Opificio Ciclope Life from Pluto 2000 7‘
Myriam Bessette Nuèe 2003 2‘40“
Gianni Toti Tenez Tennis 1992 15‘
un appuntamento di CHIAMAMILANO.IT
Sandra Lischi su questo blog
SFMOMA is the only U.S. venue for this full-scale survey, the first to gather together Matthew Barney’s entire Drawing Restraint series. Spanning almost 20 years, Drawing Restraint is an ongoing, performance-based project exploring the notion that form emerges through struggle against resistance.
A site-specific installation designed by the artist, the exhibition occupies the Museum’s entire fourth floor, which has been reconfigured to eliminate the gallery walls and so encourage a nonlinear experience of the art. The presentation includes DRAWING RESTRAINT 9, a recent project comprising a feature-length film and related photography, drawing, video, and sculpture. DRAWING RESTRAINT 9 is shown daily in the Phyllis Wattis Theater; see below for a screening schedule.
Etichette: Matthew Barney
Jason Dodge, Takehito Koganezawa, Michaela Meise and Robin Rhode
Exhibition of the award winners of the Cultural Committee of German Business within the BDI e.V. In spring 2005 Jason Dodge, Takehito Koganezawa, Michaela Meise and Robin Rhode were awarded the ars viva 05/06 prize for art, dealing with the question of "Identity". After exhibitions in Rostock and Antwerp, works by the four artists are coming to the KW Institute for Contemporary Art. During the past few years all four artists have moved their life and work to Berlin; the show in their new hometown will focus on the impact that Berlin and its artistic and social contexts have on the creative process. How are personal experiences mixed up with conditions one comes across in the new environment and what impact does the city's specific historical situation have on the artistic work? The exhibition highlights works addressing issues related to cultural and social background, exploring how to define an identity suspended between the Here and the Elsewhere.
L’appuntamento con i progetti legati all’electronic sound + live media projects è stato posticipato a settembre… stay tuned!. collegati alla PANDEMIC RADIO dal sito pandemic festival
sabato 24 giugno 2006 dalle h 21.00 alle 24.00
SPECIAL PROJECT – Dna Music Installation
“Noises from Above - San Damiano, Italia TRAILER 1″
“Noises from Above - San Damiano, Italia TRAILER 2″
“luigi. oggi è il compleanno di”
MUTAFORMA [Italy] —> Lost Control
VERA BIGHETTI [Brasil] —> Hellobody
C6 [United Kingdom] —> Man & Machine
SARAWUT CHUTIWONGPETI [Thailand] —> The critical time of world civilization
MAGDA BIELESZ [Poland] —> Man & Machine
JOHN PARKER [United States+Korean] —> Man & Machine
INTERNO 3 [Italy] —> Waterline
KUPIDON [France] —> Electro Robotics Phenomena
BABEL [Canada+British] —> Eden Machine - The end of the rainbow?
“Play music, desk fanning”, dv color, 2005
Photons. Il documentario della performance
Il secondo workshop del 23 giugno a Villa Olmo a Como (14.30-17.30) è dedicato al Centro Steim (Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music) di Amsterdam e alla presentazione di tre diversi software sviluppati per l’utilizzo e la gestione della musica elettronica e strumentale in ambito performativo (“BigEye”, “LiSa”, “Image/ine”).
Nello specifico il laboratorio condotto dal Dr. Michel Waisvisz.