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Sonic Acts: This Is What the Anthropocene Sounds Like   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 3/10/15

As Caroline Picard pointed out earlier this year on ArtSlant, we’ve been living in the anthropocene our whole lives, but never before have we talked quite so much about it. Despite all the “age of man” chatter, “images of the anthropocene are missing,” argues one of two articles explicitly addressing the anthropocene in the latest e-flux journal. Irmgard Emmelhainz’s “Conditions of Visuality Under the Anthropocene and Images of the Anthropocene to Come” argues that the anthropocene “announces its own extinction... [more]

What Does Christian Marclay's Glass Harp Sound Like?   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Christian Marclay at White Cube, Bermondsey January 28th - April 12th
Posted 2/16/15

There is a certain subset of art that sustains the moment prior to critical thinking: that place before or beyond thought. Aesthetically attuned, the spectator is an empty glass resonating with vibrations, an orange pricked by a thumbnail, but not yet peeled. It’s a sweet pleasure to immerse myself in visual and aural sensations without probing them, questioning them, demanding the things of them that we must demand, as the socially responsible culture consumers that we are. Biweekly perfo... [more]

Happy Birthday, Art! The Party Report from Pilsen   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 1/19/15

The French Fluxus artist Robert Filliou was the first to proclaim “Art’s Birthday” as a public holiday on January 17. Coincidentally, Art shares the same birthday as Filliou, who came up with the idea in 1963. The myth is that 1,000,000 years ago, someone threw a dry sponge into a bucket of water and voilà: Art was born. It was first publicly celebrated in Aachen, Germany, and Paris simultaneously in 1973, and the phenomenon has grown every year with celebrations now taking plac... [more]

The Model Studio: Sound Artists Fari Bradley and Chris Weaver in Conversation  
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1/13/15 Posted 1/13/15

When London-based sound artists Fari Bradley and Chris Weaver first arrived in Dubai for an 11-month residency at Tashkeel, all they could hear was the white noise of air conditioning units. Slowly, their ears adjusted and natural sounds began to break through. While we spoke on the terrace outside the gallery, Fari draped herself on a settee, a droll setup that made me feel like a Freudian psychologist, particularly when our interview took a turn to the theoretical. Our bodies absorbed the muff... [more]

Frieze on the cheap: Frieze Sounds   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Keren Cytter, Cally Spooner, Hannah Weinberger at Frieze London October 15th, 2014 - October 18th, 2014
Posted 10/16/14

Frieze Art Fair is very much not free. A day ticket will cost you £33 this year. If you want to pop in after work, a 5–7 PM entry is £15. Heaven forbid you want to bring a child. Doing so will set you back £21, even if they sleep through it. Jake Chapman recently caused controversy by stating in public that children shouldn’t be taken to see contemporary art because they don't get it. In the case of Frieze, I’d have to agree with him—it's unlikely to be worth spending the cash. For the thrifty, there are some op... [more]

Robots Lost at Sea: Tracking an Artwork Adrift in the Atlantic Ocean  
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9/24/14 Posted 9/24/14

On September 9th, a robot was released into the Gulf of Mexico, set adrift in the Gulf Stream. Off the southern tip of Portugal its transatlantic counterpart awaits sendoff into the strong Canary Current this week. Once offshore, these passive robots—floating spheres one-meter in diameter with sensors submerged below sea level—will be left on their own, without human intervention. Their mission: to unite in the middle of the Atlantic, carried only by currents and the forces of natu... [more]

Interview with Robert Taite  
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9/22/14 Posted 9/22/14

Winnipeg, Sept. 2014: Robert Taite generates content through painting. Visual data culled through transitions, his paintings seem coy or perhaps indifferent to what Donald Judd described as “specific” in his seminal 1965 essay Specific Objects. While influenced by post war conceptual art, Taite’s own work feels of the moment with a cut-and-paste aesthetic; sources are loose and refreshed often. His practice prompts associations with a continuum of artists playing with architecture a... [more]

Stories in Song and Shadow: An Interview with Sahra Motalebi  
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8/10/14 Posted 8/10/14

New York, Aug. 2014: Sahra Motalebi’s multimedia performance operetta, Intangible Heritages, Belief's Demise, staged at New York’s Sculpture Center in February, told the stories of neglected archetypical characters. Among the characters that Motalebi conjured from an ancient Eastern literary heritage were a prostitute, a warrior-prisoner, and an elderly recluse. She lyrically presented their interlaced narratives while they moved through a projected shadow play praised by curator Kari... [more]

When art explores the fabric of matter. A studio visit with Amalia Del Ponte  
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7/28/14 Posted 7/28/14

Milan, Jul. 2014: It happened by chance. About two months ago I heard about the new donation of a work of art to the permanent collection of the Museum of XX Century Art in Milan: the piece was a sculpture by Italian artist Amalia Del Ponte. Her name was totally new to me. Curious, I peeked into her resume—some solo exhibitions in a few Milan galleries, especially in the 70s and the 80s, and the First Prize for Sculpture at the São Paulo Biennale in 1973. How do you feel?, the work a... [more]

Call for contributions: SGFA2014 (Sound::Gender::Feminism::Activism)  
Posted 5/30/14

What, in the historical present, might constitute an activist life in sound? The 2nd Sound::Gender::Feminism:: Activism post-graduate research event seeks to query the place and performance of activism within discourses and practices of sound arts, sound-based arts and experimental musics that are engaged with gender, feminist and queer politics.CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: SGFA::2014London College of Communication, University of the Arts LondonOctober 16th - 17th 2014Deadline: Monday 16th June 2014The i... [more]

Sound and Vision   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Collective Actions, Walerian Borowczyk, Andrzej Dłużniewski, Szábolcs Esztényi, Bulat Galeyev, Milan Grygar, Zofia & Oskar Hansen, Zoltán Jeney, Milan Knížák, Grzegorz Kowalski, Zygmunt Krauze, Katalin Ladik, Jan Lenica, Dóra Maurer, Komar & Melamid, Henryk Morel, Vladan Radovanović, Józef Robakowski, Eugeniusz Rudnik, Bogusław Schaeffer, Cezary Szubartowski, László Vidovszky, Krzysztof Wodiczko at Calvert 22 June 26th, 2013 - August 25th, 2013
Posted 7/2/13

Sounding the Body Electric is an exhibition of codes, distortions, intermedia translations, ruptured communication systems and altered technologies. Tracing a network of Eastern European avant-garde experimentation that was at times alternately cultivated and censored by state powers, the exhibition offers rare access to a body of audio-visual work that reflects both the anarchic spirit of the era and the socio-political realities of life behind the Iron Curtain. Certain key innovations from the first half o... [more]

SYNESTHESIA I at Notting Hill Arts Club  
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5/28/13 Posted 5/28/13

SYNESTHESIA I – launching my new visual art & sound series at Notting Hill Arts Club, curated by Kate Ross – Curatorial Curiosities http://curatorialcuriosities.wordpress.com/2013/05/21/synesthesia-i-launching-my-new-visual-art-sound-series-at-notting-hill-arts-club-curated-by-kate-ross-curatorial-curiosities/ The new visual art and sound series that I am curating for Notting Hill Arts Club launches on the evening of Monday 3rd June with SYNESTHESIA I. I chose the name SYNESTHESIA for the series as it describes an experience that I have alwa... [more]

Call for entries. Arteles residency program in Finland. Online application form.  
Posted 2/11/11

Call for entriesArteles Residency Program in FinlandResidency period : 1st of July 2011 - 28nd of February 2012Online application form: http://www.arteles.org/apply_to_residency.htmlDeadline for the call: 21st of March 2011www.arteles.orgcontact: info@arteles.orgArteles is calling creative professionals from all fields of visual arts, music & sound art, literature, performing arts, design, philosophy & research to join the Arteles Residency Program.In the selection process an emphasis is put on the... [more]

Kids and cameras? Interview with an Artist, part 6, by Paul Shampine  
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1/29/11 Posted 1/29/11

Republished by: Paul Shampine, http://paulshampine.wordpress.com/ After reading the most recent post, Kathryn Arnold, blog interviewee forwarded a Newsweek article regarding a significant decline in creativity scoring in the American youth, “Creative Crisis.”  While citing TV, video games and school curriculum as “culprits” for the new disturbing downward trend, my daughter of twelve years  Samantha, bringsanother possibilityto light.  I’m calling it the MacGyver Factor.  She feels that as we evol... [more]

Rendering the Distorted Presence  
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8/25/10 Posted 8/25/10

Rendering the Distorted Presence St. Jacobs Church. Stockholm. Jan 2010. Curated by Monica Sand. Sound installation based on Henry Lefebvre’s rhythmanalysis theory. Social environment has its own rhythms through sound, space and time: its own soundscapes. Sensory events of the city construct the present. And the way to recognise and understand the presence -where we find the rhythm-, is to analyse these stimuli. By changing the present we create a new presence. By changing the soundscape (time, di... [more]

Passion and Resurrection / Part I  
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8/25/10 Posted 8/25/10

Passion and Resurrection Convento de las Madres Mercedarias de don Juan de Alarcón. Madrid 2010. (Curated by Galeria Espacio Valverde) One of the great opportunities you have when you perform in a church is to work with its special acoustics. The resonance of space, the diffuse candle light ambient, the feeling of a deep and uncanny atmosphere. In this installation I decided to hide the loudspeakers as much as possible, as well as myself. Sound projection came from one side of the transept,... [more]


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