The 2008 Democratic National Convention:
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"Mark Anderson lecture at UW School of Art 2/27/08
The Painting, Sculpture and Public Art Programs of UW School of Art are pleased to present a lecture by Mark Anderson, founder and owner of the renowned Walla Walla Foundry in Eastern Washington. Mark will show slides of his foundry operations and the execution of works for international art stars such as Deborah Butterfield and Jim Dine, among others. This is a world class foundry that has developed numerous innovations in the casting field. You are cordially invited to attend."
Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center:
"Transdisciplines" Lecture Series - 1: Marcos Novak
February 11, Monday, 17:30
ITU Faculty of Architecture (Taşkışla) hall 109
The lecture will be in English with simultaneous Turkish translation.
Garanti Gallery and Platform Garanti are organising a series of lectures which will continue throughout the year 2008. In collaboration with Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Architecture, the lectures aim at displaying various examples of transdisciplinary contemplation and production. In this framework, the invited lecturers will bring into discussion subjects ranging from human needs to biotechnology, from architecture’s cultural role to its relations with other disciplines, from Morphogenesis to Field Theory.
Marcos Novak will be the first lecturer of the series. Marcos Novak will refer to various themes like "Novel spaces” and "Transvergence” and will share his studies on the production of new ideas, works, species, and disciplines with the audience.
Marcos Novak is a transarchitect: an architect, artist, composer, and theorist. His projects, theoretical essays, and interviews have been translated into many languages. Drawing upon architecture, music, and computation, and introducing numerous additional influences from art, science, and technology, his work intentionally defies categorization. He is universally recognized as the pioneer of architecture in cyberspace with his use of algorithmic techniques to design actual, virtual and hybrid intelligent environments. He originated several widely recognized concepts, such as "transvergence", "transarchitectures", "transmodernity", "liquid architectures", "navigable music", "habitable cinema", "archimusic", "eversion", "allogenesis". His current research involves nano- and bio- technologies, and explores the hypothesis that we are in a cultural phase characterized by the "Production of the Alien," paralleling the Renaissance "Production of Man". Professor Novak is currently based at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he is affiliated with CNSI (the California NanoSystems Institute), MAT (Media Art and Technology), and Art Studio.
Exposition multimédia Gamerz 02, Aix-en-Provence, M2F Créations, 2008, dardex mort2faim, Quentin Destieu, Romain Senatore, Sylvain Huguet, Paul Destieu, Benjamin Cadon, Sylvie Reno, Servovalve, Guillaume Stagnaro, Antonin Fourneau, Manuel Braun, Sidabitball, Confipop, Jankenpopp, Damien Aspe, Pierrick Thébault, Pierre Andrieux, Philippe Coudert, Pascal Silondi, Stephane Kyles, Grégoire Lauvin.
Arranged [in English]
Directed by Diane Crespo and Stefan Schaefer
Winner, Berkshire Int'l Film Festival 2007, Brooklyn Int'l Film Festival 2007
Rachel is an Orthodox Jew and Nasira a Muslim of Syrian origin and both are young teachers at a public school in Brooklyn. They also have something else in common—they are going through the process of getting “arranged marriages” through their respective religious and traditional customs. With both family pressure on the one hand and the rejection of traditional values by the outside world on the other, Rachel and Nasira have to rely on each other and strive to take charge of their own happiness while keeping their deep religious and cultural convictions.
"A gem of a film, beautifully shot and perfectly cast"--Filmmaker Magazine
This film was obtained through the library's membership in Film Movement, the exclusive distributor of curator-selected films from the world's top film festivals, including Cannes and Sundance.
Although not subject to rating by the Motion Picture Association of America, the film is not recommended for ages under 17 without parental permission.http://www.arrangedthemovie.com/
"Works envelop the viewer in spectacle, as in the moving mirrors of Jeppe Hein's Rotating Labyrinth or Rita McBride's Arena, a sculpture in the form of stadium seating that places the viewer at center stage. Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster's installation, Séance de Shadows II, depends on viewer participation as the visitor's silhouette performs on a wall bathed in atmospheric blue light. Tino Seghal's work This is New greets visitors as soon as they arrive at the admissions desk, turning an everday exchange into impromptu theater.
The World as a Stage is organized by Jessica Morgan, Curator of Contemporary Art, and Catherine Wood, Curator of Contemporary Art and Performance, Tate Modern.
The artists featured in the exhibition include Pawel Althamer (Poland), Cezary Bodzianowsky (Poland), Ulla von Brandenberg (Germany), Jeremy Deller (UK), Trisha Donnelly (U.S.), Geoffrey Farmer (Canada), Andrea Fraser (U.S.), Dominique Gonzales-Foerster (France), Jeppe Hein (Germany), Renata Lucas (Brazil), Rita McBride (U.S./Germany), Roman Ondàk (Slovakia), Markus Schinwald (Germany), Tino Sehgal (Germany), Catherine Sullivan (U.S./Germany), and Mario Ybarra, Jr. (U.S.)."
Emerson College and New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. (NRPA) presents “Mixed Realities: An International Networked Art Exhibition and Symposium” at Emerson College.
Mixed Realities is an exhibition and symposium that explores the convergence—through cyberspace—of real and synthetic places made possible by computers and networks. Mixed Realities links and overlays the Huret & Spector Gallery (Boston), Turbulence.org, and Ars Virtua (Second Life).
Second Life is a shared, synthetic, 3-D environment through which people can interact in real-time by means of a virtual self or avatar. Although it's an imaginary place, it is often able to "masquerade as real" (Richard Bartle) because it approximates reality persuasively enough to facilitate player immersion.
Audience members – who will be embodied as avatars in Second Life, browsing the works at turbulence.org, and/or be physically present in the gallery – will interact with the works and with one another. Thus, Mixed Realities will enable people who are distributed across multiple physical and virtual spaces to communicate with one another and share experiences in real time.
Five works were commissioned by New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. specifically for the Mixed Realities exhibition. Collectively, they combine sensor, video, sound, streaming, webcam, projection, processing, world wide web, and 3-D technologies to produce immersive, interactive and participatory performances and installations. They allow audiences to experience real and fictional places simultaneously in Imaging Beijing and The Vitruvian World; debate the value of virtual labor and currency in No Matter; communicate physical data from multiple sources through Remote; and question mediated communication itself in Caterwaul.
The competition was juried by Yasmine Abbas, Founder, Neo-Nomad; Michael Frumin, Technical Director Emeritus, Eyebeam; James Morgan, Director, Ars Virtua; Trebor Scholz, Founder, Institute for Distributed Creativity; and Helen Thorington, Co-Director
Boston Globe newspaper
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BUCHAREST BIENNALE 3 will publicly announce the artists and the venues.
On Tuesday 29th of January 2008, at 10.30 a.m. in the Geology Museum – one of the main locations of the BB3 (Kiseleff Boulevard, Nr. 2)- Bucharest Biennale 3 will publicly announce the artists and the exhibition locations.
The press conference will be held by Jan-Erik Lundström and Johan Sjoström, the Swedish curators of the Biennale.
The press conference will have Lia Perjovschi and Adrian Matei as guest speakers, artists selected for BB3. Oana Ailenei, premium brands manager for Pilsner Urquell the main sponsor, will also be in attendance.
Bucharest Biennale 3 will take place between May 23rd – June 21st 2008.
It will include 44 projects in the main structure (accomplished by 38 artists and theoreticians from 21 countries), 17 linked, parallel events and lectures held in 7 different locations.
The Biennale’s theme is “Being Here. Mapping the Contemporary” drawing attention on the geographical side of contemporary creativity and current representational practices.
Kristoffer Ardena (ES/PH)
Lauri Astala (FI)
Milena Bonilla (CO)
Bureau D’Études (FR)
Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil (FR)
Lukas Einsele (DE)
Buckminster Fuller (USA)
Atlas Linguarum Europae (EUR)
Eduard Freudmann, Can Gülcü, Lorenz Aggermann(A)
Lucia Ganieva (RU/NL)
Frances Goodman (ZA)
Mona Hatoum (PS/LB/GB)
Brian Holmes (GB)
Ashley Hunt (USA)
Karlo-Andrei Ibarra (PR)
Johan Jarnestad (SE)
Emma Kay (GB)
Maria Lantz (SE)
Cezar Lazarescu (RO)
Le Monde Diplomatique (FR)
Dinu Li (GB/HN)
Armin Linke (IT)
Mikael Lundberg (S)
Bertien van Manen (NL)
Adrian Matei (RO)
Christina McPhee (USA)
Randa Mirza (LB)
Oliver Musovik (MK)
Karina Nimmerfall (A)
Josh On (USA)
Yoko Ono (USA)
Lia Perjovschi (RO)
Arno Peters (DE)
Sabine Rethore (FR)
Jan Svenungsson (SE/DE)
Arjen Van Susteren (NL)
Adriana Varejao (BR)