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2008 - Can you hear me. Can you hear me?

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On ebay, a touch past 4am, I found a "Hillary in '08" t-shirt. I bought it, I had to.

Let's discuss.

Point 1.
I'm extremely pessimistic about the likelihood of any successful run for her in 2008. First, because of people like me, democrats are going to be hesitant to support her in the primaries. People "like me" don't think she, or any other woman without unprecedented bi-partisan support, will win the election. She is at a major disadvantage becaues she doesn't even have a large percentage of women's votes. I know liberal women who do not like her; either for her platform, her actions, or they just don't like her personally. I, as with every politician, do not agree with her 100% of the time, and why should I be so arrogant as to expect a candidate with whom I'm in perfect harmony? At any rate, I find her speeches, while written by others, to be inspiring and delivered with a passion that makes me actually believe she cares. For now, that is enough for me. However, many liberal women will not vote for her - call it competition between women, call it a quest for perfection in a platform on women's issues, call it disgust by her standing by her man thoughout an affair (which was, and still is, none of our business and in no way affects her great potential as leader of this nation.) Call it whatever you like, as long as liberal women won't vote for her, how are we going to get swing voters, conservative women, *gasp* conservative or moderate men! to vote for her? Which brings me to:

Point 2.
Even if she wins the primary by a long-shot and a long list of lifeless Democratic candidates, she'll get killed by John McCain, if he runs. Guliani might split the New York vote and leave that state a strange color purple, or, worse yet, fuschia. Not to mention the large population of sexists in this nation, who constantly surprise me with their pride in misogyny. Skeletons will be flying this way and that, her being a female will drag in issues relating to her femininity that do not bear on her platform or abilities, and her clear and strong voice for equality and empathy will be drowned by the nay-sayers. She will get destroyed, and it will be a terrible blow for both dems and women, not to mention the indigent, subordinated or marginalized populations. However, she has already been campaigning for 4 years, and I can't say that she's not ahead of the game - I just doubt American's ability to view her as a candidate instead of as a woman, or Bill's wife.

Point 3.
Running a woman for president (I'm not talking primaries, I'm talking the race) has been my dream for as long as I can remember, but there are negative aspects to running Hillary before the nation is ready for a female AND a liberal. The attacks on her character will be brutal, and they will be feminized in a way that I fear the next generation of future women leaders will be chilled into submission as they are told, in no discreet manner, that a woman cannot be an effective president. While this is surely not true, the undercurrent of the media attacks will be shouting that message from the antennas. I worry if we do this before our nation is ready, the consequences will be catastrophic.

Point 4.
But why wait for "our" nation to be "ready?" Why not fly in their face with a flawless platform, a campaign of integrity, respect and community and a candidate with more ability in her headbands than Bush ever had in his cowboy boots? If we throw Edwards or Obama on as Veep for the one-two punch, revitalize the Bill Clinton base, show this nation what we can do when we care for each other and focus on people instead of stocks and bonds, and rise up the largest grassroots movement in years, if we do all of this and manage to get our message out clearly, we have more than a fighting chance.

Thus, I'm torn. Anything she says gets ripped to shreds by the conservative media. Everything she does gets critiqued by liberal and conservative feminists alike. The pro-choice movement is pulling back instead of supporting Hillary in her quest to prevent abortions and find a middle ground, and the pro-lifers have blinders on, unable to see any truth in her messages. Mothers secretly want their daughters to become president one day, yet they treat Hillary like the slutty neighbor down the way, instead of respecting her for the candidate (not woman) she is and will be. Her candidacy will divide the nation.

But who are the other options?

Dean - not happening, especially after he said publicly that he "hates republicans and everything they stand for." Nice unifying message, eh?
Edwards - possible. His poverty campaign seems incredibly optimistic and deeply supported. If he can mature as a candidate and show his individual colors, he has a shot. I like him.
There is word of the IL and IA governors running - no opinion.
Barack Obama - whispers here and there, but I don't believe he'd be ready by 08. Well, that's not true. I think he's ready now, but I think the nation percieves him still as too young, despite his actual age. I think he has potential to be the next John F. Kennedy. If he ran, he'd be my second pick after Hillary, and it's likely I'll change my mind and switch them up. Perhaps a vice presidential pick?
Gore - not going to happen, not in a million years. There is no way that he can renew and inspire the party to the great heights we need to reach to elect a dem.
Gephardt - same as Gore, I can't see him really reaching into the hearts of the American people and getting them to stand up, or even pay attention.
Bill Richardson, Robert suggested this to me, and noted his locale may be a bigger benefit than any other region in the States. More research. Daschle - He didn't run in 2004 to stay focused on the Senate. Now that he's, ahem, finished there for a while, perhaps this is the kick he might need. I just get a little nauseous when I think about him as president, I don't know why. Perhaps Daschle as veep?

Share your thoughts, especially if you are more conservative, I'd like to know how you all feel. In detail...



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  • It will take a village...
    - [stargrazer]
  • who do you all think has a greater chance of being elected president first- a wh...more
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  • definitely a white man.
    - [stargrazer]
  • Being serious now...maybe a woman who ran on everything EXCEPT "women's iss...more
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Nuclear Waste...My Back Yard or Yours?

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This is quite a lengthy article that was e-mailed to me by John Miller.  I've paraphrased and excerpted it below, please check out the New York Times article for the full scoop.  Looks like the spin doctors are at it again...



"A Tribe, Nimble and Determined, Moves Ahead With Nuclear Storage Plan"
By KIRK JOHNSON

Published: February 28, 2005
 
SKULL VALLEY, Utah - The Goshute Indians are not mighty in number, financial capital or political clout. But over the last eight years the Goshutes have outlasted, outwitted and outplayed powerful forces arrayed against them, as they have sought to build what would be the nation's biggest bunker for the storage of highly radioactive waste.

The State of Utah has argued that a storage dump would be a catastrophe-in-waiting - too close to a major population center, too dependent on the movement of highly dangerous waste by rail, too vulnerable to terrorists.

"This isn't their backyard, it's our backyard," said Leon D. Bear, the tribe's chairman, in an interview on the reservation where he had stopped by the tribe's gravel mining business one recent morning.

Tribal leaders say that the state has never respected the Goshutes, and that their reservation has been encircled for decades by environmentally bad neighbors that the tribe had no veto power over.  A military nerve gas storage facility sits just to the east of the reservation. A coal-fired power plant is to the south.

State officials say the environmental record in this part of the West scares them, too, and reinforces their resolve to fight the Goshutes. Nuclear testing in the 1950's in Nevada is blamed for high rates of cancer in some parts of western Utah. The topic still touches a nerve, compounded all the more by the fact that Utah has no nuclear plants and so no waste of its own to store.

When the Private Fuel Storage project was proposed in the late 1990's, a permanent home for the nation's nuclear waste, at Yucca Mountain in Nevada, seemed largely on track for completion by 2010. But delays and questions about geological safety have thrown that schedule into disarray.

At the same time, a renewed interest in nuclear energy has raised the possibility that more nuclear power plants could be built around the nation, bringing more waste with it.

State officials say they worry that "temporary" would become permanent, either because Yucca Mountain never opens, or because there is so much waste that both facilities are needed.

Some opponents of the storage plan say Mr. Bear, who grew up off the reservation but returned as an adult, is ignoring the power of Goshute traditions, and the spiritual connection to the land that they say could be destroyed by storing nuclear waste here.

"He's trying to justify what he's doing, using economic development as a shield to put the waste wherever he wants," said Margene Bullcreek, a tribe member who opposes the storage plan. "We're concerned with health, but it's also the land we believe in. I think this could destroy whatever sacredness is there."


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Peter's editorial:

So nuclear power is supposed to be "too cheap to meter," eh?  Then why is it still subsidized at $0.03/kwh?  And why is the government using taxpayer money to buy off the highly radioactive byproducts of a private industry -- with the effect that such action will financially free that industry to produce MORE spent nuclear fuel rods? 

This is not "clean" power -- it just diverts the expenses and potential risks into the future -- a future where clean, safe power options may likely be even more difficult to harness.  So what gives with the spin doctoring of the traditionally dirty and dangerous nuclear power industry?  We have abundant opportunity to invest in renewable sources like wind, solar and hydro power.  Next time your power goes out, step outside and see if there is a breeze, or if the sun is shining.  See if you can hear a river anywhere nearby.  These are things that do not stop for "rolling blackouts," nor for the poor energy policies of our state and federal governments.

So what do I suggest?  How about a moratorium on the production of new fuel rods until the existing stockpile of spent nuclear fuel is accounted for and safely dealt with -- BY THE INDUSTRY THAT PRODUCED IT, AT THEIR EXPENSE.  Then perhaps consumers will see the true price of nuclear power.  Is it not interesting that neither Utah nor Nevada have any nuclear power facilities of their own, yet we expect them to store the waste products of power consumers from the east coast and Great Lakes region?


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Jam Econo with the Minutemen

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THE SAN PEDRO FILM SOCIETY AND ROCKET FUEL
FILMS ANNOUNCE THE PREMIERE OF: WE JAM ECONO
- THE STORY OF THE MINUTEMEN

The San Pedro Film Society in association with Rocket Fuel Films is proud to announce the premiere of WE JAM ECONO - THE STORY OF THE MINUTEMEN at 8PM on Friday, February 25, 2005 at San Pedro's historic Warner Grand Theatre. Minutemen Mike Watt and George Hurley along with Director Tim Irwin and Producer Keith Schieron will sit for a question and answer session with the audience after the screening.

WE JAM ECONO - THE STORY OF THE MINUTEMEN is a feature length documentary chronicling this ground breaking, early 80's punk rock band from their humble beginnings in the harbor town of San Pedro, CA to their untimely demise when lead singer and guitarist D. Boon was killed in a van accident in December of 1985.

Told by those who were there, WE JAM ECONO - THE STORY OF THE MINUTEMEN weaves together footage from over fifty newly shot interviews with archival interviews and live performances to capture the dynamic energy and do-it-yourself spirit of these punk rock pioneers. Newly shot interviews include Minutemen Mike Watt and George Hurley as well as Dez Cadena, Ed Crawford, Flea, Greg Ginn, Henry Rollins, Ian Mackaye, J Mascis, Jello Biafra,  Kira Roessler, Milo Auckerman, Nels Cline,  Raymond Pettibon, Richard Hell, Richard Meltzer, and Thurston Moore, to name a few.

The Warner Grand Theatre box office will open
at 7PM. Advance tickets are available at
http://www.theminutemen.com/latest.html -
General Admission is $10. Students, San Pedro
Film Society Members and Grand Vision Members
can buy tickets the evening of the premiere
at the box office for $8.

For more information including trailer, press
kit, and ticket information:

http://www.theminutemen.com
http://www.thesanpedrofilm.org
http://www.warnergrand.com



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Tim Lane / Travis Pickard at the Majestic

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Lansing area painters Tim Lane and Travis Pickard will be exhibiting artwork at the Majestic Theater's Majestic Cafe in Detroit for the month of February.  There is an opening reception Thursday, February 3, 2005 from 8-11 p.m.

These two artists uniquely compliment eachother.  Pickard's figurative and abstract watercolors and acrylics exude movement, echoing the motions of creation.  Lane's literate, iconic canvases burst with dynamic color and percolate with coded messages.

Pictured:  My Calling Card (acrylic on board) by Tim Lane; Flat Land Candy (watercolor) by Travis Pickard


Here's where to be:

Majestic Theatre Center
4120-4140 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI  48201

(the Majestic Cafe is located inside the Majestic Theater)

To see more of the of Travis' work, visit http://secretmuseum.matterwave.net/travis/

To see more of Tim's work, visit http://www.theatticwhichisdesire.com 



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  • The opening was fun, and included lots of familiar faces. The artwork looks gre...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • "Flat Land Candy" has been renamed "Now, Now, Now."
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A Concert to Honor and Aid Victims of the December 26 Tsunami

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From OCC member
V.A. Gayathri:

Wednesday, January 26, 2005
7:00 PM
Rackham Auditorium, The University of Michigan

The Centers for South and Southeast Asian Studies and the International Institute at the University of Michigan, and the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, with the support of other university programs, will present a concert of South and Southeast Asian dance and music to honor and aid victims of the earthquake and tsunami on December 26, 2004.

One month to the day after this tragedy, a distinguished group of Asian artists will come together to mark its effect on our community and our world. The principal performers are world-class professional dancers and musicians from Indonesia and India, all of them visitors in residence at U-M. Didik Nini Thowok, superb Indonesian dancer, V.A. Gayathri, a prominent Bharatha Natyam dancer, Pamardi, a master dancer and teacher from Indonesia, and Jun Wakabayashi, a master Butoh dancer from Japan will be performing. Their performances, born of ancient cultures shaped in part by millennia of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, monsoons and floods, will serve as an observance for the University and Ann Arbor communities of lives lost and changed. The concert will also offer an opportunity for members of the audience to help with relief efforts through contributions to Oxfam, which is doing excellent work on the ground in South and Southeast Asia. The program will be opened by the U-M Gamelan Ensemble, playing "Wilujeng," a traditional Javanese piece that often begins gamelan concerts in Java.

The concert is free and open to the public. Contributions in cash or check will be accepted for Oxfam-USA at the door. Suggested contributions are $5 or higher for students, and $10 or higher for others. Rehearsals for the concert will be open to the public between 1 pm and 5 pm, and contributions will be accepted at that time too.


For more information, please contact the Centers for South and Southeast Asian Studies at 734.764.0452, by email at csseas@umich.edu, or see our web pages at www.umich.edu/~iinet/csas and www.umich.edu/~iinet/cseas.



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  • cool! i'll be there.
    - [pax]
  • congratulations, gaya. how was your show in mexico?
    - [Ande]
  • Any feedback from the show? This sounded cool, but I couldn't go. How was it?
    - [nick]

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OCC's New Year's resolution: become a non-profit

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Hi everyone! Hope you all had an enjoyable and relaxing holiday season! I am writing to bring a matter of interest to the collective.  We have been talking for some time now about filing for 501(c)3 status to become an official not-for-profit organization/association.  There are many benefits to this, many of which I am still learning, but basically it would give us appropriate status for applying to arts funding and grants.

There is, of course, a process of filing and applying to the IRS for this status, that would most easily be taken care of by a committee of people.  Basic steps of the process include (taken from a 501(3)c on-line Fact Sheet: (Another good resource to look at is the IRS website.)

1. coming up with a 2-year budget

2. writing up the by-laws and articles of incorporation

3. raising $500 for the processing fee

4. obtaining a Tax ID number

So in true collective form, we would like to hold a meeting to collectively write the by-laws, etc, and discuss this new direction for OCC. The meeting will be held at Amer's Cafe on South State Street in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA on Sunday January 16th, at 1PM.

Moholy-Nagy This is a great opportunity to catch up with fellow OCCer's and work together to further our collective cause, so hope to see you there!

Also, for anyone interested we are going over to the University of Michigan Museum of Art to check out their exhibit of Moholy-Nagy's later photography.

A little work... A little Play!



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  • that is way cooler than my new year's resolution to become a sovereign state!
    - [Ande]
  • unfortunately, i work on sunday and won't be able to attend, but please do keep...more
    - [Ande]
  • How was the Moholy-Nagy show?
    - [name not provided]
  • Very cool. It was in the basement of the UMMA, but had about two dozen photos. A...more
    - [nick]
  • Awesome. Yeah, I remember some of his later writings, where he would just freak...more
    - [name not provided]

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Masters of Illusion: 150 Years of Trompe l’Oeil in America

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The newest exhibit at Kresge Art Museum in East Lansing, Michigan:

"When translated from French, trompe l’oeil literally means “to fool-the-eye.” Over 45 works of art will be on display and include paintings by the famous 19th century American artists William Michael Harnett and John Frederick Peto.

Some of the contemporary artists include Tom Friedman, Sylvia Mangold, Robert Gober, Vernon Fisher, Alan Magee, Sam Taylor-Wood, and Federico Castelluccio (known for his role as Furio Giunta on HBO’s The Sopranos).

The trompe l’oeil style has existed for centuries, but in the mid-19th century American painters became its foremost practitioners. These painters try to make the images on the canvas seem three-dimensional and to extend into the viewer’s space. They use depth and receding and jutting planes to achieve the illusion. “For some painters, the illusion lies in the details. In Vernon Fisher’s case, it is a small sculpted fly resting on a large abstract canvas,” says April Kingsley, curator of the exhibition."

EXHIBITION: Masters of Illusion: 150 Years of Trompe l’Oeil in America
DATES: January 10 – March 20, 2005
OPENING: Sunday, January 16, 2-5 p.m.
LOCATION: Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.

Of note:
There will be number of lectures related to the exhibit planned including one on January 25th by visiting artist Jonathan Seliger from New York City. The schedule of events is available on their website.


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magdelena's tea house

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Magdelena's tea house is a community space located in Lansing, MI's Eastside. Not yet even a year old, Magdelena's has provided a much needed space for Open Mic Poetry/Music nights, film screenings, benefits, as well as a comfortable place to meet/read/write/consume tea/alternative to the usual bar and cofeehouse atmosphere.

OCC's own Tim Lane, hosts the (superb) monthly Open Mic Poetry Night (usually held on the last tuesday of the month), this Sunday, Dec. 12th at 5:30.

Magdelena's Calendar

Magdelena's Map




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  • For those of you following along at home, the Magdalena's Poetry Series -- usual...more
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filmmaker, jobless but inspired, seeking poets who like collaborations

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well, i really didn't want this to be like a want ad... but frankly that is what it is... so why hide it.

so as all of you should know by now we have 2 big OCC events/pieces coming up: JOMAS and the Collaborations .2 exhibit.  For one or both of these I would like to make a film involving spoken word poets speaking about social issues that effect their everyday lives.

so if anyone is interested or would like more information on my artistic vision for this project, please contact me at: juliayezbick@yahoo.com.

cheers! julia. (oh, and i am back in MICHIGAN now, so this is mainly aimed at all of you michiganders - although i am an equal opportunity collaborator)



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  • You know I am down. I am out here in the Pacific Northwest trying to start rippi...more
    - [name not provided]
  • julia and i will be at Magdalena's Open Mic Poetry Reading this Sunday, Dec. 12t...more
    - [ben]
  • I'll help/contribute...of course I read poems much better after a couple drinks...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • i will be sending out an "update" to anyone interested soon, just wait...more
    - [pax]

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jean rouch tribute website

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Jean Rouch web site Jean Rouch was a universally-acclaimed filmmaker, anthropologist, civil engineer, explorer, and storyteller. His sudden death in February 2004 has brought an outpouring of gratitude and memories from friends, colleagues, students and audiences around the world.

Documentary Educational Resources, the major distributor of Rouch’s films in the U.S., presents a new web site in collaboration with Brenda Baugh, Craig Johnson and Talisman Interactive. This site is a place to share memories of Jean, to tell the story of his extraordinary life and work, and to bring his films to a wider audience. We invite you to learn more about Jean Rouch and to participate in the worldwide community that has been inspired by him. Access the new web site at www.der.org/jean-rouch/.

(from http://www.der.org/)



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the corporation

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I highly recommend this compelling (though somewhat long winded) film to all. It definetly sheds a broader perspective on how and why many corporations end up functioning in a socially negative way, and how to make a difference through activism.

From the website's synopsis:


One hundred and fifty years ago, the corporation was a relatively insignificant entity. Today, it is a vivid, dramatic and pervasive presence in all our lives. Like the Church, the Monarchy and the Communist Party in other times and places, corporation is today's dominant institution. But history humbles dominant institutions. All have been crushed, belittled or absorbed into some new order. The corporation is unlikely to be the first to defy history. In this complex and highly entertaining documentary, Mark Achbar, co-director of the influential and inventive MANUFACTURING CONSENT: NOAM CHOMSKY AND THE MEDIA, teams up with co-director Jennifer Abbott and writer Joel Bakan to examine the far-reaching repercussions of the corporation's increasing preeminence. Based on Bakan's book The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power, the film is a timely, critical inquiry that invites CEOs, whistle-blowers, brokers, gurus, spies, players, pawns and pundits on a graphic and engaging quest to reveal the corporation's inner workings, curious history, controversial impacts and possible futures. Featuring illuminating interviews with Noam Chomsky, Michael Moore, Howard Zinn and many others, THE CORPORATION charts the spectacular rise of an institution aimed at achieving specific economic goals as it also recounts victories against this apparently invincible force.


The website also has a myriad of ways you can get involved in grassroots activism including a Global Referendum on Corporate Power, their own iniative i-corp,  as well as an all encompassing links list of important activist and awareness organizations.


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REMINDER: JOMAS entries due January 15, 2005

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The journal of motion and sound [JOMAS] is a  collection of experimental films, animation, music, sound installation and new media in a dvd format. JOMAS is now accepting submissions for the next volume.

Please visit JOMAS on the web at www.outsidecircle.com/jomas or contact us for more information on the journal and how to submit your work.

Entries are due by January 15, 2005.

You can help spread the word by downloading and printing these flyers for distribution. Thanks!


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Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (CAID): Metamorphosis

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metacard-smallCAID: A Detroit, Michigan based conteporary arts community now has a home and is debuting its first show in the new space:

Metamorphosis will open on Saturday, November 13, 2004 and run through December 18, 2004.

Opening reception: November 13, 2004 ( 6pm to 11pm )

The exhibit and opening reception are free and open to the public.

Exhibiting curators and artists they've selected for Metamorphosis include:

  • Charles McGee (founder in 1978) presents Larry Cressman
  • Nelson Smith presents Chelsea Fields
  • Sue Carmen Vian presents Rick Vian
  • Rose E DeSloover presents Linda Lutomski
  • Deanna Sperka presents Lola Sonnenshein
Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (CAID)
5141 Rosa Parks Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48208
(313) 899-CAID
info@caidonline.org
http://www.caidonline.org


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shifting focus line up.

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here's the line up for the granada center for visual anthropology's shifting focus film festival (click on the image for enlarged view).
 
friday 15 oct 2004 14.30-16.30
yasmin fedda, milking the desert
sara maestro, toe to toe
julia yezbick, a small light
 
friday 15 oct 2004 17.15-19.30
isabel romero, faith in the future
morgan stewart, leave to remain
eleanor ford, the internet bride
 
saturday 16 oct 2004 11.00-13.00
antonio zirion, last living memories
evania wright, beneath the budding greenwoods
rachel noar, freedom from the sea
 
saturday 16 oct 2004 14.00-16.00
hugh hartford, small man of the forest
lily murray, small man of the forest
veera lehto, the second red line
 
saturday 16 oct 2004 16.30-18.30
simone clifford-jaeger, suspend your beliefs
george cassavetti, death of the salesman
declan healy, settling down
 
great job to all involved!
 
 
 
 
 


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[jomas] - call for entries

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The journal of motion and sound [JOMAS] is a  collection of experimental films, animation, music, sound installation and new media in a dvd format. JOMAS is now accepting submissions for the next volume.

Please visit JOMAS on the web at www.outsidecircle.com/jomas or contact us for more information on the journal and how to submit your work.

Entries are due by January 15, 2005.

You can help spread the word by downloading and printing these flyers for distribution. Thanks!


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  • You should think about having a premiere for this at Scene Metrospace in East La...more
    - [Patrick Brander]
  • The website is now up and running.
    - [nick]
  • Patrick, I really like your idea. We've actually been talking to Scene Metrospac...more
    - [nick]
  • yeah patrick, [here's the secret:] we are putting together a call for entries f...more
    - [ben]
  • It should be noted that the entry deadline is January 15, 2005. So no time-trav...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • There we go. Now we've time-warped back to the present. Thanks for catching that...more
    - [nick]
  • please note that we will be leaning toward shorter films and videos, simply to m...more
    - [ben]
  • we need musicians, sound installations, poets, and noise makers! we've so far go...more
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Depth of Field

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A photo exhibition in conjunction with the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology Graduation Screenings 2004 (see entry from 9/12/04 for more info or e-mail: shiftingfocus2004@hotmail.com)

Featuring images from Nepal and Mexico by Julia Yezbick and Antonio Zirion

October 15th and 16th - Free Admission

Zion Arts Centre, 335 Stretford Road, Hulme, Manchester, UK



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  • Some of your image links appear to be broken on my end. But what came across lo...more
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Project Censored 2005

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The media research group Project Censored (www.projectcensored.org) at Sonoma State University has released their top 25 stories "that have been overlooked, under-reported or self-censored by the country’s major national news media" in 2003-2004. So they might not be censored in the traditional sense of government blockades on publishing, nevertheless these are obviously important stories that for some reason don't attract enough attention. The top 5: #1: Wealth Inequality in 21st Century Threatens Economy and Democracy; #2: Ashcroft vs. the Human Rights Law that Holds Corporations Accountable;  #3: Bush Administration Censors Science; #4: High Levels of Uranium Found in Troops and Civilians; #5: The Wholesale Giveaway of Our Natural Resources

You can also check the Project Censored's judges to see who decides through a link to Detroit's Metro Times, which published the top 10 in its Sept. 9-14 issue, at http://www.metrotimes.com/editorial/story.asp?id=6682



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  • the most regrettable form of censorship is self-censorship, where we live in suc...more
    - [Ande]
  • ...or chose to look the other way.
    - [ben]
  • I'm not even going to say the thing that I never seriously considered saying any...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Exactly Ande! Reminds me of Chomsky and his "Manufacturing Consent" an...more
    - [Chad]
  • visit http://www.truthout.org/ - if you seek unabashed ultra liberal press that...more
    - [ben]
  • Sometimes even self-censorship is unconscious or uninformed. For instance, ther...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • what i think is interesting is that we now have to go to another country's media...more
    - [Ande]
  • and who the hell is stargrazer?
    - [Ande]
  • I kind of like the aliases...although, for the record, stargrazer is Peter Richa...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Interesting. I was silently bemoaning the lack of names in favor of weblog titl...more
    - [name not provided]

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...and so do you

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The image “http://lansing.votersmatter.org/data/Logo%20(big%20size).jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

To see a logo I designed (and to learn about a dedicated, non-partisan "get out the vote" effort) check out www.lansing.votersmatter.org. This non-profit, started barely two months ago, has been registering new voters and educating citizens on the how, where and when of voting in the 20 Lansing precincts which had the lowest voter turnout last election. Read about them and find out how you can get involved!


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  • damn straight. grass roots at its best.
    - [ben]
  • nice logo peter. love the design of the house. now if we only had someone wort...more
    - [Ande]
  • there is now a .pdf file of Lansing Voters Matter's bifold brochure (also design...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Every one of the precincts LVM organized in registered at least a 3% voter turno...more
    - [stargrazer]

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Congratualtions, Nick!

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'Badger cub' by Nick LyonCongratulations to OCC member Nick Lyon, for his inclusion in the BBC's annual Photographer of the Year Award competition! Check out Nick's photo and the other winning entries here.

The following is Nick's notes on the photo taken from his website.

SOMERSET COUNTRYSIDE :: BABY BADGER

Two weeks of following, and habituating the baby badgers allowed me to get within 40cm of these normally shy creatures. Lying flat to the ground we have a badger's eye view of the subject.

http://www.nicklyonmedia.com/



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  • Cute little badger! Nice photo too -- he looks really chill with the camera. G...more
    - [name not provided]
  • bien travaille et felicitations!
    - [Ande]
  • congratulations, nick.
    - [stargrazer]

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ArtBots - The Robot Talent Show

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From the Artbots Website:

 
Bionic Log"The Robot Talent Show will take place on September 17, 18, & 19 from noon to 6:00pm at The Mink Building on 126th Street & Amsterdam Avenue in Harlem.

Featuring the work of 20 artists and groups from seven countries, the show celebrates the strange and wonderful collision of shifty artists, disgraced engineers, high/low/no tech hackers, rogue scientists, beauty school dropouts, backyard pyros, and industrial espionage that has come to define the emerging field of robotic art.

Participants include robots that sketch, carve, float, wiggle, hum, ring, grow, wander, and sing, as well a number of works the form and function of which are not yet well understood."


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  • will Bender be there?
    - [stargrazer]
  • i'm scared if robots that "carve."
    - [ben]
  • isn't this the plot of a horror film?
    - [stargrazer]
  • i met some people who went to this show. they are still alive.
    - [ben]
  • Hey, I think I dated that robot.
    - [OtherPlace]
  • alive? or have they been eviscerated, and had their inards replaced with "...more
    - [stargrazer]

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Shifting Focus: OCC member screenings in the UK

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This years graduates of the Visual Anthropology program at the University of Manchester (which includes several OCC members aside from myself) are currently putting the finishing touches on their final film projects.  The screenings event titled "Shifting Focus" will be a 2 day event featuring documentaries of all styles shot in countries all over the globe; Sumatra, Mexico, Nepal, Columbia, Syria, Ireland, England, Italy and Ghana. Professional documentary filmmakers will also be in attendance to critique the films during open discussions.

Zion Centre, Hulme, Manchester, UK -  Oct. 15 and 16th

"Last Living Memories," a film by Antonio Zirion takes place in Paricutin, Mexico and recounts the elders memories of when a vulcano erupted, destroying their village and forcing them to make new lives elsewhere.

"A Small Light," a film by Julia Yezbick, set in Kathmandu, Nepal gives us glimpses of everyday life at an elderly home. Narrated by a Hindu sadhu, it is a meditation on dying and old age in a Hindu community.

"The Second Red Line," Veera Lehto's film tells the story of an AIDS clinic in Ghana.

So, if you're in the area, please come and support your fellow OCCer's!! I'll keep you updated as things develop... we may have a website up soon as well.


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  • wow, wish I could be there. Congratulations, and hope to see all of your films...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • looks amazing. can't wait to see 'em.
    - [ben]
  • p.s. jules, i like the title.
    - [ben]
  • Any possibility we could see clips on the website? (Congratulations!)
    - [OtherPlace]
  • maybe.... we'll work on it. we're still trying to see if we can get space for a...more
    - [pax]
  • there's a possibility a few of them might be on a live internet TV station calle...more
    - [pax]

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Paris's new slant on underground movies

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La Mexicaine de la Perforation:

"There are, at most, 15 of them. Their ages range from 19 to 42, their professions from nurse to window dresser, mason to film director.

And in a cave beneath the streets of Paris, they built a subterranean cinema whose discovery this week sent the city's police into a frenzy."


[Read the whole Gaurdian Article]


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  • wow. that's pretty neat- it calls to mind a great documentary i saw on NYs forme...more
    - [ben]
  • peter and i have discussed our ideas on the "mobile drive-in" where a...more
    - [ben]

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Critical Mass 2 - opening

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Outside Circle co-founder, Ben Gaydos, installed his multimedia exhibit this morning at Marygrove College, in Detroit, Michigan. Sometimes he gets too bashful to toot his horn.

Criticall Mass 2, is a juried exhibition organized by Flak Detroit, a creative collective much like Outside Circle. The opening performance is this coming Sunday and open for anyone who is interested in attending.

Details:

Opening Performances and Reception:
Sunday, September 12, 3pm - 6pm

Exhibit Dates:
September 7 - October 2, 2004


Locations:

The Gallery at Marygrove College
8425 W. McNichols
Detroit MI 48221
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9-5pm, Fri. 9-3pm, Sat. by appointment 


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Notes from the Compound

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A photo-collage cobbled together by Peter Richards to document the activities / festivities in Fife Lake. All photos by Nick Fisher.


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  • Thanks for posting this, Nick! I'll write up some of the events and some othe r...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Sounds great peter!
    - [nick]
  • Hey to Peter, David, and Nick: Thanks for the good time at the compound. I post...more
    - [OtherPlace]
  • Hi Anne Marie. Thanks for coming out to the compound. Sorry I was not more awa...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Ahh, the snooze factor. (Never let it be said that my presence is not exhilirati...more
    - [OtherPlace]
  • Yeah, the hearts...look for those to be available as cards and stickers sometime...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Keep us posted. =)
    - [OtherPlace]

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herbert

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musician/sound artist matthew herbert's (aka herbert, doctor rockit, mh bigband, radioboy) doesn't quite fit in the same categories as many of his contemporaries. though his music is often considered "electronic," it's quite undefineable, often using no electronics at all, and is steeped heavily in his jazz background. his approach to his craft, compositional methods, work and personal ethics, and ultimately his creative output are singularily different, and are worth a closer look, whether or not you are familiar with his recordings.  you can read essays, track notes, manifestos, biographies, and political rhetoric on his site for hours...
take a look at his website, magic and accident.

to download the free album mechanics of destruction, a critical look at multinational corporations and the effect they have on society, released by radioboy, one of herberts many monikers, click here.

herbert in allmusic guide.

also quite interesting apart from the music he creates is matthew herbert's compositional manifesto:
PERSONAL CONTRACT FOR THE COMPOSITION OF MUSIC, a strict guide for writing his music, which forbids the use of drum machines, factory presets, the sampling of others work, and requires that all sounds and equipment used must be notated and made available to the public (among other things).
 



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  • _Very_ cool stuff. I was just listening to 'bodily functions' last night.. ...more
    - [name not provided]
  • Anyone familiar with Hrvatski? He is a similar artist who had a recent intervie...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Oh man! You guys are getting me so excited to move to San Francisco now.. ...more
    - [name not provided]
  • the idea of a compositional manifesto is quite interesting, but perhaps it will...more
    - [another]
  • I agree. It's good to pose limitations and then run creatively amok within thei...more
    - [stargrazer]

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