Films 4 [Conservation]
- Ben Gaydos [ 11/7/2006 - 12:46 ] #
Our good friends, Nick Lyon and Evie Wright, have just initiated a
wonderful web-based resource for conservation, photography and
film/video. Nick and Evie (who contributed an audio piece on jomas v.1) created Cockroach Productions nearly 2
years ago and have since made a huge impact with their work. They
almost singled handly changed the UK's Palm Oil market from one that
encourages the destruction of Indonesia's rainforests and orangutan habitats to a sustainable one. Their new initiative is www.films4.org a hub for conservation media, wildlife film and photography with specialized pages in ape, tiger and elephant conservation. From Nick & Evie:
Films4.org is an experimental resource for conservationists, filmmakers and
photographers dedicated to conservation of our enviroment and wildlife [ed]. Currently
running as a BETA test.
The idea of this site is that it becomes
a lively and dynamic first port of call for your daily web browsing. We
aim to collect all the news that you find most interesting and which
will be kept up to date with RSS web feeds.
We are trying to make the most of the
beauty of the internet and the democratisation of information through
new ways of finding information and spreading it. We encourage
conservation groups to take advantage of free internet tools available
to them to spread their message - not just through their own websites -
but through others like this - do you have a blog? do you run RSS
feeds? if you don't you are missing out on the chance to reach new
audiences and supporters. Have a look at the live news feeds below to
find out why.
We are also trying to make available some of the
most exciting media available - video - this can be locally or
internationally targetted - but if you have educational conservation videos
available online then tell us about it so we can collect them here.
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Wishing for Synchronicity : Works by Pipilotti Rist
- Ben Gaydos [ 10/28/2006 - 15:34 ] #
Museum Houston, USADates: On View Through January 14,
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston presents
first U.S. survey exhibition for Swiss video artist Pipilotti
HOUSTON, Texas – This fall, the Contemporary Arts
Museum Houston presents Wishing for Synchronicity: Works by Pipilotti
Rist, the first comprehensive U.S. survey of the seminal work of the Swiss
video artist. Organized by curator Paola Morsiani, the project brings
together Rist’s most significant work from the mid-1980s to the present.
Wishing for Synchronicity: Works by Pipilotti Rist is on view through
January 14, 2007, touring nationally following its Houston
“Pipilotti Rist is a tremendously innovative and
distinctly personal voice in contemporary art. As a master of her chosen
media, she uses her large and small projections to place the viewer within
her world, provoking the contemplation of broad issues through her
individual actions,” said Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Director Marti
Mayo. “We are proud to have organized her first survey exhibition in the
U.S. for our diverse regional, national and international audiences,
thereby continuing the Museum’s almost 60-year tradition of presenting the
best and most exciting art of our time.”
Wishing for Synchronicity: Works by Pipilotti
Rist includes eight of Rist’s early single-channel videos, six large
projections, and three additional works. The exhibition features a
selection of significant works spanning her career, such as I’m Not the
Girl Who Misses Much (1986) and Sip My Ocean (1996), in which pleasurable
images and music quickly become metaphors for hysteria and suffocation,
and Ever is Overall (1997), in which the camera follows a female walking
through city streets, smashing car windows with an iron flower as she
“Through her use of video, Rist combines the worlds of
art history and mass culture to create her own visual language,” said
exhibition curator Paola Morsiani. “She uses this convergence to
intelligently explore the power of our mind and its connection to the body
as well as the pervasiveness of our sexual experience and its link to our
mortality; and she expresses her profound empathy and hope for the times
in which we live.”
Rist recently accepted a prestigious commission to
create the visual identity for The Armory Show 2007, The International
Fair of New Art, to be held next February in New York City.
Rist was born in 1962 in Switzerland, and studied at
the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria and the School for Design
in Basel, Switzerland. Her work has been shown at the Venice Biennale; the
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art,
Tokyo; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and the Museum of
Contemporary Art, Chicago. She lives and works in Zurich,
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back in the attic again!
- Ben Gaydos [ 8/15/2006 - 13:58 ] #
tim lane has decided to resurrect the attic!
I have found a new home for the attic which is desire. We'll see
how this works out. I don't think that I'm going to post old work. I don't
know how often I'll have work to post. But when I do have new work, I'll post
I guess that this is going to be more of a portfolio than anything, a lot
less perhaps than what the attic used to be. We'll see.
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once in a while you find something truely extraordinary...
- Ben Gaydos [ 8/11/2006 - 18:22 ] #
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Helvetica... the film?
- Ben Gaydos [ 8/8/2006 - 02:12 ] #
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Repercusiones y Resonancias
- Ben Gaydos [ 8/1/2006 - 14:11 ] #
The 2nd Annual Journeys of Visual Anthropology
A week long event featuring:
From August 14th to August 18th. Nacional School of Anthropology and History, Mexico City.
The independent documentary movement against the new Radio and TV National Law.
Documentary, memory and social movements.
Institutional programs that promote viusal anthropology.
- Visual anthropology and religion.
- Anthropological photography and photojournalism.
From documentary to video-art and the philosophy of images.
- Screenings of
mexican contemporary ethnographic documentaries (including
Q&A sesions with the directors and comments by anthropologists)
Opening: "In the pit" by Juan Carlos Rulfo, comments by Nestor Garcia Canclini
Perspectives: A photo exhibition by Jose Carlo Gonzalez
La Revolucion imaginada: A traditional votive paintings exhibition by Alfredo Vilchis
View program here.
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julie @ electromind.
- Ben Gaydos [ 7/28/2006 - 02:14 ] #
props to julie meitz for showing other expats how it's done. jullie is a vj/fj originally from detroit, was on OCC's [ jomas
] compilation, and lent her impressive film jockeying skills to our
release party last june. she moved shortly thereafter to lyon, france
and has been keeping busy since.
she emailed the flyer for her most recent gig, Electromind,
to me last week and i mistakenly thought the date was in august, and
hadn't posted it yet. so, yes it's too late to get tickets. but you can
still marvel at the impressive line-up. and next time you're in france,
see if julie's playing.
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Hip Hop Film Festival at the Flint Institute of Arts
- Ben Gaydos [ 7/24/2006 - 23:39 ] #
July 28-30, 2006
1120 East Kearsley Street
An educational and entertaining experience featuring art, music, and 9 movies!
Admission: $6 per day, $15 weekend pass (call for group rates)
Friday, July 28
5:00 PM – Opening Night Party
unveiling of a hip-hop inspired art installation in the FIA Lobby,
conceived and organized by Michigan-based artist and curator Craig Paul
Nowak, including works by the following artists: RIKU, John Fletcher,
Serge Gay Jr., MINES, LaKela Brown, ARMY, KOSEK, FARS, Mike Smith.
Before the feature films, there will be musical performances by Rosta
Records artists Theory, G-Wiz, and Main Event, as well as screenings of
locally-produced videos: “104-1/2 Street Short” and “Woman II Woman.”
6:00 PM – Nobody Knows My Name
(58 min., followed by discussion with director Rachel Raimist)
7:30 PM – Scratch (90 min.)
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UN Millenium Goals
- Ben Gaydos [ 7/19/2006 - 17:28 ] #
Last week I participated in a poster workshop at the ICOGRADA design
conference. Each participant was to create a poster for one of
the UN's 8 Millenium Development Goals (of which nearly all hadn't
heard of prior to, and was an expert on after). While there were some
obvious hurdles in both the project and the workshop itself, the final
posters were impressive and powerful, and turned out to be one of the
most gratifying and productive aspects of the entire conference.
Please visit the workshop website and help spread the word about these important issues.
Poster Workshop Site
UN Millenium Development Goals
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- check out speak up's review of the conference here: www.underconsideration.com/s...more
- quite awesome! I spent some time browsing this site and was both impressed and...more
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- Ben Gaydos [ 7/3/2006 - 12:53 ] #
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- Ben Gaydos [ 3/7/2006 - 22:40 ] #
means "excuse me" in Finnish. They came to my school. I think they're neat.
designs happenings, publications, products, clothes, buildings and cities.
is 14 people in Kallo, Helsinki. VISIT M41LH2
AND COM-PA-NY TO
SEE MORE ANTEEKSI.
"They are inspired by everyday life. Their design
makes use of existing methods, but does not follow conventions or serve
traditional purposes. Although the designs are unorthodox, they are functional.
A subtle hint that suggests the intended use of the product is always
present. strive to discover new ways to approach all issues.
In their designs the potential user comes first, the client second."
I like their jacket for lonely people.
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Folk Songs for the Five Points
- Ben Gaydos [ 2/28/2006 - 16:22 ] #
Folk Songs for the Five Points is a digital arts project that allows you to create your own “folk
songs” by remixing and overlaying a range of sounds taken from New
York’s Lower East Side.
The SoundMap features a visual
representation of the Lower East Side, overlaid with a series of dots.
Each dot represents an audio sample recorded at that particular place.
To select a sample, click and drag one of circles over the chosen dot.
The sample will then automatically start playing.
Folk Songs for the Five Points is a celebration of cultural diversity and change, using “folk songs”
as a metaphor to explore immigration and the formation of identity in
New York’s Lower East Side.
The project isn’t about absolute answers or clear
definitions. We are celebrating the unexpected richness that confronts
you at every turn – from the many languages of Canal St to the endless
complexity contained in words like “immigrant” and “folk song”.
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- Ben Gaydos [ 2/13/2006 - 01:38 ] #
Check out ConcerningDesign.org , a weblog focusing on design and design education.
Comments and insights are welcomed!
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- Ben Gaydos [ 10/24/2005 - 12:10 ] #
The Museo del Estado in Morelia, Mexico is holding an exhibition of the work of Antonio Zirión entitled Pasos, en homenaje a Henri Cartier-Bresson. Antonio is an active member of OCC, contributing work to both 03/05 issues of JOWAI and the 05 issue of JOMAS. Congratulations Antonio!
Click on the image at right to view.
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Artist Video Series
- Ben Gaydos [ 10/6/2005 - 10:18 ] #
Artist video series
Reading about artists can be moving. Seeing their work can be
inspiring and, at times, can provoke us to action. Hillman Curtis,
his video series, allows us to experience leading designers through
sound and motion, uncovering what it is about them that inspires him.
Curtis profiles such luminaries as Stefan Sagmiester, Billy
Bragg, Paula Scher, Badly Drawn Boy and Pentagram as well as profiling
some of his favorite movies like LA Doce Vita and Spinal Tap.
Curtis has even more videos on his site. See the entire series.
"The starting point is never to make something ugly, or to make it hard
to read, or to make it award-winning, or to make it pretty. The
starting point is to try to interpret something." Time: 3:50
"And I am still astonished. Things still amaze me. And I think that's
the great benefit of being in the arts: where the possibility of
learning never disappears. Where you basically have to admit you never
learn it." Time: 5:55
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Ingredient of the Month
- Ben Gaydos [ 9/8/2005 - 17:00 ] #
red cabbage goes well with apples, onions, nuts, and red wine, and it makes
an excellent bed for pork, duck, and salmon. Choose firm, shiny heads
that are as dark as possible. Don't overcook red cabbage or
you'll sacrifice flavor and vitamins.
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The Signal Processing Chain is here!
- Ben Gaydos [ 8/29/2005 - 11:37 ] #
Participation in the Longest Chain of Human Audio Processing: Phase 1
4th, 2005 - 5:00pm-7:00pm
Where: Green Brain Comics - Dearborn,
This is going to be the 1st run (bigger and more public ones to
follow) of the Signal Processing Chain - a grand experiment in sound and
Please take part...here's what you need...
one device that you can manipulate audio with that accept and send an audio
signal. It would be best if you bring a device that can accept and
send 1/4" to 1/4" connection. Also, if possible, bring something that
runs on batteries.
2) If you are going to need power, please bring a
power strip with you.
3) You may want to bring a cushion or a blanket to
sit on. Please expect to sit on the floor.
4) Bring a 1/4" to
1/4" audio cable that is around 3 feet in length.
5) Head phones to
monitor yourself if you want.
We would also like to get a count of how
many people we should be expecting. If you can please e'mail email@example.com to say that you be coming, that would be
If you have any questions, send me an
**Directions to Greenbrain Comics**
is located at
13210 MICHIGAN AVENUE
3 BLOCKS EAST OF
1/2 MILE WEST OF I-94
Alright...We'll see you all there!
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- Ben Gaydos [ 8/14/2005 - 12:33 ] #
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Cir*cus/Car*ni*val :: Call for Entries
- Ben Gaydos [ 8/2/2005 - 16:23 ] #
(SCENE) Metrospace Announces Call To Artists for "Cir*cus/Car*ni*val" Exhibition
August 2, 2005
EAST LANSING, Mich.- East Lansing's alternative art space, (SCENE)
Metrospace announces a call to artists for an upcoming exhibit entitled
"Cir*cus/Car*ni*val" to be held at (SCENE) Metrospace in Nov. 2005. All
artists over the age of 18 are invited to participate. Artist
applications will be accepted through Sept. 30.
(SCENE) Metrospace is looking for artists whose work incorporates
circus or carnival themes or subject matter that relates to the
cultural tradition of the circus and the carnival. Installations
and performance event proposals are preferred, however artwork in any
media will be reviewed, including but not limited to, painting,
drawing, sculpture, video, and sound.
To apply, artists must submit images or documentation representative of
the work to be exhibited, a description of your project idea, an
artistic statement and/or a resume. Artists must also include an SASE
for the return of their materials. There is no entrance
fee. Please send your information to: (SCENE) Metrospace, C/O
Emma Kruch, Coordinator, 410 Abbott Road, East Lansing, MI 48823.
Application deadline is Sept. 30, 2005.
(SCENE) Metrospace is
located at 303 Abbott Road, at the Albert Street intersection and is
open Fridays from 6-9 p.m., Saturdays from 6-9 p.m., and Sundays from
1-4 p.m. during scheduled exhibits. For more information, please
contact Emma Kruch at (517) 319-6832.
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- Ben Gaydos [ 7/20/2005 - 21:57 ] #
I found this interesting website:
Re-title.com is a website for the active community of professionals
working in contemporary art. This includes artists, artist-run project spaces and curatorial projects
as well as the emerging, young and established contemporary art galleries. It enables artists and galleries to broaden their connections
in contemporary art and communicate to a larger audience.
Though registration (a personal webpage and newsletters) costs
about $50/year (!), it's a good way of
checkiing out what other artists are doing across the globe, however
limited it is so far (currently only a handful of South Africans are
listed for the entire continent of Africa).
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Poems of Loss and Desperation
- Ben Gaydos [ 7/7/2005 - 16:47 ] #
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- you can see Travis and Tim's photos from hanging the show at www.theatticwhichis...more
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A Piece of Pickard.
- Ben Gaydos [ 6/12/2005 - 21:31 ] #
Travis Pickard is heading Southwest soon and is having a "Moving to New Mexico" Art sale at the Lansing Art GalleryJune 4 to June 17th. The last day is a silent auction ala’ “no reasonable offer refused” June 17th from 4-6pm. Please join! The address: 113 S Washington Square Lansing MI 48933Travis is currently showing in Skin Deep at (Scene) Metrospace (303 Abbott Road, East Lansing, MI). Show hangs til August 14th.If that's not enough, the City Pulse newspaper just wrote about Travis... http://www.lansingcitypulse.com/050601/stories/pickard.asp
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- Ben Gaydos [ 6/7/2005 - 17:02 ] #
It's almost time for the JOMAS release party
The Journal of Motion and Sound is available for pre-order, with a special price, if purchased online before this Friday's release party at 555 arts in Detroit, jomas;series.01
$35.00 USD - Regular Price
$30.00 USD - Pre-order price (before this Friday's release party - 6/10)
We'll start shipping on Saturday, 6/11/2005 and will send tracking numbers via email.
IMPORTANT: If you're going to be attending the release party, contact us
and let us know how many copies you'd like. We'll send you a link in email to purchase through PayPal. We can save you money on shipping, by bringing them to you.
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- Excellent job on the packaging! Good flow to the (very diverse) content as well...more
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- Ben Gaydos [ 6/5/2005 - 21:48 ] #
nick hooked us up with a really nice home for JOMAS. we'll be using it
to promote the compilation, any "jomas; series" shows (like the one on June
10th), AND, most importantly, it'll be a great way to promote you
guys! we tried to provide hyperlinks to each artist's website (if you
have a site and you're not linked to it, contact us), and we'll be
profiling individual artists on the site each month or so. check back
often and spread the word!
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- nick, it looks AMAZING!!! swell job!
- thanks julia! I had fun... :)
- Hi Ben, Nick and Julia, Wow... the Jomas release party was very impressive. Cong...more
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jomas ; series.01 poster
- Ben Gaydos [ 6/2/2005 - 15:37 ] #
please help us spread the word about jomas;series.01! the three posters
together print for a meer $2.50 on kinko's large format b&w printer.
click on the images above to download or use the link below.thanks!
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- update!: julia just informed me that CopyMax charges just under $1 for posters t...more
- yeah, and also, i'm printing some more flyers from home, which if you have some...more
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