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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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Radio ReVolt (one person / one watt)

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"If the broadcasting power of the most powerful radio station in the Twin Cities is 100,000 watts, we propose a network of microradio transmitters, which can cumulatively match this power. A movement should be set into motion in the spirit of de-centralization and diversity in ownership and programming of the radio waves. Radio Re-Volt!" - Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla

Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla hail from Puerto Rico. (see previous works

"Their inventive use of materials and strong sense of the aesthetic and social, encompass art historical references and create a new artistic vocabulary within a psychological, political and social context.

Radio Re-Volt: One Person .ooOne Watt was developed during their 2004 artist residency at the Walker Art Center, in collaboration with the Walker Teen Arts Council, and proposes the production of a network of microradio transmitters which can cumulatively match the power of the most powerful radio station in the Twin Cities." [via Radio ReVolt]



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  • I'm not sure about anyone else, but about the only thing I listen to anymore is...more
    - [nick]
  • Well, when I have a radio (which I haven't for the past week or so), I like to l...more
    - [name not provided]
  • Louis, interested to see how blue-jacking and other forms of social hacking wake...more
    - [nick]
  • how does this relate to the failed attempt to link up PCs and beat world record...more
    - [dispatx]
  • Failed attempt to link PCs? What are you referring to, dispatx? They've really...more
    - [name not provided]
  • what I was referring to was the recent (and, I believe) failed attempt to beat t...more
    - [dispatx]
  • makes me want to reread "Neuromancer." Or Kurzweil's "The Age of...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Woo-hoo! Supercomputers nearing a petaflop! <http://www.eweek.com/article2/...more
    - [name not provided]
  • "Neuromancer" is a novel by William Gibson, widely regarded as the ori...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • OOOh. Gibson junkies. I'm in.
    - [nick]
  • FYI: We scooped Wired News by over a month. They just caught on to the Radio ReV...more
    - [nick]
  • It's funny. These are the same little gadgets I was using in an installation a...more
    - [name not provided]
  • If Outside Circle had a radio station, what would it play? Would it broadcast ov...more
    - [nick]
  • OCC internet radio would be most excellent. A stream could always be picked up...more
    - [stargrazer]

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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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Olympic Design

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With the games starting today in Athens, it's interesting to note the use of design to portray the games in a manner that is universal to all cultures.

"At the world’s greatest sports event, Olympic design carries the burden of connecting visually the values of the Olympic ideal within the context of the values of the host city.

The combination of colours that compose the so-called “Look of the Games”, create an electric atmosphere which generates spectator enthusiasm and can positively impact the athletes’ performance."

The olympic poster is on the left, but there is many more Olympic design elements - from the medals to the mascot.



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  • the sports pictograms are my favorite (designed by <A href="http://www.b...more
    - [ben]
  • Maybe the phrase "Music is the universal language" should be supplante...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Right on Peter. Graphic design (as well as 3d design) have never received the p...more
    - [nick]
  • Food is, too.
    - [stargrazer]
  • yes, it is. mmm... sandwich art.
    - [ben]
  • Travis and I were talking about how much of our sense of design is derived from...more
    - [stargrazer]

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Compound (x) details

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Here's details for OCC's second annual fall gathering, Compound (x).  Last year's was hugely successful and creatively rich, and this year's promises to be even better.  The past year has seen us realize our first publication, JOWAI Journal of Words and Images, and our first art exhibit, Collaboration .1.  We have exciting things to discuss for the upcoming year, so bring yourself, some artwork, writing, film, music, dance, or other talents!

what is compound (x) ?

Compound (X)


Where?   6356 Ginafred  Shores Dr. S.W.
              Fife Lake  MI  49633 (directions available through MAPQUEST)

When?    Starting  Friday, August 27th noonish until Sunday, August 29th when it's
              really time for you all to go

Who?       Anyone interested in becoming or currently a member of the OCC
               collective

How?       .....creatively......

Why?       Though the Outside Circle Collective is primarily a "_web based_
               community centered around the creation and apportion of the
               arts";  it's underlying purpose is to promote the creative collaboration
               between members and others for the betterment of both the group and
               and the individual...and, let's face it, there's nothing like meeting in
               the flesh.

What?     Though a formal itinerary  is not yet fully formalized (which is to say that
               it is still being added to daily) some highlight activities will involve:

              Ballistics study and application in the form of a Tournament Badminton
              Course (with glow in the dark shuttlecocks for night time usage)

              11 acre croquet/mini-golf course....Costumes for this event are highly
              encouraged though not mandatory.

              Experimental instrument research/application...these instruments
              nearly perform themselves; believe it or not:  you're already a rock star.

                 .... but wait, that's not all....

              Saturday night bonfire storytelling and oratory application (bring a poem,
              story, verbal game, etc. )

              Earth Castle building....kind of like Sand Castles but in the woods....

              Green vs. Black- A mono-a-mono activity played on the adjacent 40
              acres of state land involving masks, costumes, and paintball guns.... for
              whomever, whenever....

              And let's not forget: continual hanging out, collaborating, and just having
              a good time with friends new and familiar....Hope to see you there!

P.S.  Camping is available and encouraged.  If sleeping in a tent is not for you, there is limited indoor floor/couch space available (f.c.f.s.) as well as a local inn with exceptional facilities and reasonable rates overlooking Fife Lake. Call the Fife Lakeside Resort (231) 879-3341 for reservations...consolidating of groups on these rooms is a greatly economizing way to go; though again, camping is heartily encouraged



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  • Anyone interested in carpooling from the Michigan/Detroit area should contact me...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • sweeeeeet!
    - [Ande]
  • A little Mapquest tip: enter the destination as the intersection of Blue and Sh...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • See you all in northern Michigan! Ben could use a ride if anyone is leaving fro...more
    - [stargrazer]

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The Catskill Festival of New Theatre

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OCC member Gayathri Arumugham will be performing at The Catskill Festival of New Theatre (August 6-28, 2004) this friday, August 6th, 8pm, in Sxip’s Hour of Charm (New York) .

> The Catskill Festival of New Theatre
> August 6-28, 2004
NaCl Theatre announces the opening weekend of the fifth CATSKILL FESTIVAL OF NEW THEATRE in Highland Lake, NY.  The festival is produced by NaCl founders, Brad Krumholz and Tannis Kowalchuk and features some of North America’s most daring artists of today.  We hope that those of you who live near and far will come and see the work of these inspiring artists.  If you would like a listing of local accommodations please reply to this e-mail.  We are 2 hours from New York City in a gorgeous area.  
Funded in part by the NEA, NYSCA, and Sullivan County Culture and Heritage.

www.shakthidance.com



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dTroit to manchester

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Manchester's Urbis Museum, the museum of contemporary urban culture, presents dTroit, a tour of the art, music, culture and urban vibe of the city also known as Motown. 
Once a model of the modern industrial city, the collapse of the automobile industry, the 1967 race riots and the ensuing 'white flight' from the city to the suburbs gave birth to a centre of urban decay and desolation. Within this failed utopia a new generation of artists and musicians developed. They are the cultural product of the city affectionately known as 'Motown', 'The Motor City', 'Techno City', or simply 'The D' and their work explores the unique urban environment, social history and cultural memory of the city of Detroit.
DTroit is curated by Trevor Schoonmaker.
The exhibition originated at
Gigantic Artspace, New York, and has been expanded for Urbis, Manchester.
DTroit features work by: Susan Cook, Doug Coombe, Mark Dancey, Andrew Dosunmu, Thom Klepach, Tyree Guyton, Kenjii, Thomas Rapai, Kyong Park and Mark Powell.
The exhibition also features a playlist of over twenty hours of music which has come out of Detroit in the last forty years, researched and assembled by legendary music journalist Mike Rubin. Tickets £5 Concessions £3.50 
Related Links:
The Sound of Two Cities
dTroit Events

Manchester Online's Review of dTroit
Double-O-Negative's Review



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  • I've always enjoyed Mark Dancey's work (check out http://www.illuminado.com), mo...more
    - [stargrazer]

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on a mission and you're wish'en...

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I don't get all juiced up mission statements, but this one was pretty interesting:

"The mission of the prodigal art organization is to create a free flowing assimilation of art into society.

We believe this can be accomplished by reversing the way art is currently sold. Instead of artist’s locating buyers of their art, and charging that single buyer for everything the art encompasses, including time, materials, marketing and storage, artist’s choose to give the art away for free.

Then, whenever the art is sold in the future, 50% of the profit collected from that sale is sent back to the artist. This process is expected of anyone else down the line that owns and sells the art for profit."

I wondered what you all thought...



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  • an interesting, honor-based system. I like efforts that promote honor.
    - [stargrazer]
  • People generally aren't honorable and are very concerned about money. ...more
    - [jgi]
  • Methods of exchange based on "giving" rather than "taking" are far from unheard...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • it seems likely that such a way of getting art out there can work, but the dange...more
    - [dispatx]
  • if they eat yams. damn peter, that post made me hungry.
    - [ben]
  • I heartily recommend yam fries. Make a batch to give to a friend -- maybe they'...more
    - [stargrazer]

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Radical Feminist Artists Manifesto

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(this doesn't necessarily reflect my views, but I think it is an interesting and timely effort, and at least worthy of exposure and dialog -- Peter)

Radical Feminist Artists Manifesto

1.  For centuries men have dominated the art world.  Although some progress has been made, the truth is men make the art, run the galleries, and curate their museums.  The world of art is a boys club and they have put up a sign "No Girls Allowed."

2.  Women who make art are seen as lesser artists than men.  The term "Artist" itself is synonymous with men, which is why women are always given the qualifier as "Female," thus dividing artists into two categories; Artists and Female Artists, the latter of which has always been viewed as inferior to the other.

3.  It is a myth that art is judged on merit.  The art world is clearly based on favoritism.  An Artist's advancement is based on whom they know, not what they do, and the system favors men.  The truth is that if you are a woman you face a longer, harder, uphill battle for recognition than a man.

4.  Men have been creating art for such a vast amount of time it begs the question what more do men have to contribute?  One can only conclude that men have either failed to contribute all they can or they have nothing more to contribute to art.  The stagnation of the art world over the past years has made it clear that art from the male perspective is dead.  The only thing left for men to do is renounce their position of power and allow women equal opportunity to contribute to the art world.

5.  RFA is dedicated to aquiring equality for women in the arts through organizing women as a united whole and forcing a change in the system.  The time for individual skirmishes has passed.  RFA will achieve its goals through consciousness raisings, promoting women in the arts, and by any other means necessary.  We will achieve equality for women in the arts.

6.  RFA calls on all women to unite in the struggle, and for all men to renounce their positions of power and dedicate themselves to the struggle.  Not for women, but for their own humanity, and for the sake of the arts.  The time for equality is now.  This time we must go all the way.

To join, contact RFA at
r_f_artists@yahoo.com

Please be a good humanitarian and a credit to the art world.  Distribute this information as far and wide as possible.


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  • Thanks Peter. I'm interested to hear what some of our Collective members think...more
    - [nick]
  • As artists, do we even need to polarize ourselves by gender? Artists are an und...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • I dislike people who even label themselves artists. If you're called an artist b...more
    - [jgi]
  • Well, I hope you won't dislike me for persisting in labeling myself an artist....more
    - [stargrazer]
  • I didn't mean to call you pretentious or anything... I was just having a bad day...more
    - [jgi]
  • Thanks for the healing wishes. Don't worry, I'm notoriously hard to offend. I'...more
    - [stargrazer]

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Artist Steve Kurtz under investigation by FBI

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I heard this story on NPR this morning. Steve Kurtz, an associate professor of art at SUNY Buffalo, is under investigation for bioterrorism after police alerted the FBI of chemicals found in his laboratory. Kurtz and other members of the Critical Art Ensemble, as part of their installations, conduct scientific experiments on food to show audiences the breakdown of what they are really putting into their bodies. Click the following link for more information:

http://bellaciao.org/en/article.php3?id_article=1129

This link seems to be a little on the left but I couldn't find a real, credible source for the article. Not that leftist publications aren't "real" or "credible" - they simply, much like publications from the right, have an agenda.

To hear NPR's report on this, check out this link (scroll down a bit):

http://www.npr.org/rundowns/rundown.php?prgDate=14-Jun-2004&prgId=3

To get more information on the Critical Art Ensemble, here is your web portal:

http://www.critical-art.net/

 



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  • because if we don't persecute those who exercise their freedoms of expression, t...more
    - [Ande]
  • This seems like a convenient way for the government, which is heavily invested i...more
    - [stargrazer]

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Altered books...on purpose and unintentionally

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In 2001, staff at the San Francisco library found that over 600 books on gay/lesbian issues, women's issues and HIV/AIDS were destroyed beyond repair (and the person responsible was charged with a hate crime). Rather than trash them, the damaged books were sent to artists around the world "in the hope of creating art out of this destructive act" and the exhibit was held in May.  Slate.com has a slide show of some of the pieces at http://slate.msn.com/id/2098846/slideshow/2099007/fs/0/entry/2099001/

Dinners & Nightmares by Marlene Russum Scott

It reminded me of an exhibit held at Michigan State's Kresge Art Museum a couple of years ago from Ediciones Vigia, a Matanzas, Cuba publishing company "which brings together poets, writers, illustrators and designers. The small group of about fifteen people uses recycled and natural materials to create handmade books. Only 200 copies of each book are made, all produced at the same time, with each binding and text element added one-by-one."  I'll admit, though,that pictures don't really do the works justice. There is also an International Society of Altered Book Artists which does this sort of thing as well (www.alteredbookartists.com)

cover design for Ediciones Vigia's 15th Anniversary Revista del Vigia by Rolando Estevez



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  • Nice find Chad! Thanks for sharing.
    - [nick]
  • I recommend checking out the book/installation artist Susan Hensel (...more
    - [nick]
  • Peter... my appologies. I was in the process of updating the link above and unfo...more
    - [nick]
  • nice find chad. very interesting stuff.
    - [ben]
  • No Problem, Nick...
    - [stargrazer]

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jowai: the journal of words and images

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jowai: the journal of words and images is now available for your consumption. jowai is the outside circle collective's publication documenting the creative work of it's international membership. poetry, short story, essay, photography, painting, mixed media, and graphic art created by OCC members from 3 continents is showcased within on 24 full-color pages. It is available at several fine bookstores (more info to follow) or from OCC members Nick Gaydos (US), Antonio Zirion (UK/EU, Mexico), Ben Gaydos (US, UK/EU, Asia) Julia Yezbick (UK/EU, Asia) and Nick Lyon (UK/EU). For more information or to place an order please email info[at]outsidecircle[dot]com



jowai specifics:
  • 24 pages of your full color art, photos, poems & stories (pages 2-3,4-5 shown)[3]
  • Slip cover with transfer & origami [1]   
  • It transforms into two 2' x 3.5' murals
  • Rubber band binding (removable pages) [2]
  • Featured artists: Jennifer Brigham, Noah Ullman, Julia Yezbick, Benjamin Gaydos, Antonio Zirión, Nick Lyon, Scott McGlaughlin, Peter Richards, John Lindenmayer, Nick Gaydos, Kristen Kaszeta, Rebecca Gaydos, Louis Rawlins, Jan Fox, Joe Scott, Chris Vanwyck, Tim Lane, Sam Coffman, Andrea Eckert, and Jeremy Couilard


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  • jowai is available at magma books, manchester, a hearty visual arts and design s...more
    - [ben]
  • jowai is available in michigan at Shaman Drum bookstor in Ann Arbor, and Gallery...more
    - [ben]
  • contact info[at]outsidecircle[dot]com for more information.
    - [ben]

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Group Show Press Release

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> > Feel free to download and distribute this press release.

> > OCC23.pdf



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  • Download & Post!
    - [nick]

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dreamorphans film fest

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2nd Annual Dreamorphans Film Festival!  

From the dreamorphans website:
The wait is finally over! On Wednesday April 21 st 2004, Dreamorphan Films will be holding its second annual film festival. More than just a screening, "We Do Films" will be an amalgamation of groundbreaking art, independent cinema, and LIVE music.
View the trailer (14.4mb).

This years event will be held at Lansing 's historic Temple Night Club ( http://www.templeclub.com ) located at 500 East Grand River in Old Town . Doors open at 7pm and the event is free (donations appreciated). All Proceeds will go to the King-Chavez-Parks program.

Various Michigan area Film companies and Music labels will also be present. Including
Jolly Roger Films and many more. So “We Do Films” will be a valuable networking opportunity as well. And if that weren't enough, the Diego Rivera Quartet will be playing some of the hottest jazz around from 7pm-9pm .

Films will start at 9pm , but we are urging everyone to please come early in order to keep interruptions to a minimum.


Need Directions: http://www.templeclub.com/directions.htm

check out the dreamorphans site for more info.
 


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  • i may be there a little closer to 9pm when i am done with class, but i look forw...more
    - [Ande]
  • i'll be there!
    - [ben]
  • Despite some technical glitches at the beginning, this was a great event to atte...more
    - [stargrazer]

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"OUTSIDE IN" Graphic Design Exhibit

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"OUTSIDE IN" Graphic Design Exhibit
Opening Reception: Friday, April 16TH, 2004 Doors 7pm Reception 8pm

at Red Door Digital Gallery (Printing Plant) in Detroit
directions: www.rd3graphics.com

FLAK will hosting a traveling graphic design exhibit that will feature the work from international artists as well as Cranbrook graduates and Detroit Artists. The opening night festivities will include live music by Detroit bands Ethos and KalKaska as well as DJ/LAPTOP performances. The Official Outside In Website CLICK HERE
Extended viewing on April 17th, 23rd, 24th, and 30th - or by appointment 248.207.6207.

This is an exhibit of posters by 25 designers from all over the world, examining the role of ‘the outsider’ and the impact of cultural difference on our practice. It was curated by Maya Drozdz, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA, and was previously exhibited at HallSpace in Boston.

To kick things off Detroit Rock City-style, the opening reception will begin at 8pm, with music by local bands Ethos [indie pop] and Kalkaska [experimental rock], plus DJ/Laptop Music by Mesu Kasumai and Stereotype, starting at 9:00 pm.

Opening: Friday, April 16, 2004, 8:00 pm
Exhibit dates: Apr 16 through 30, 2004

Red Door Gallery
7500 Oakland Street
Detroit, MI, USA
Phone: (248) 207-6207



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  • there's a band called Kalkaska?
    - [stargrazer]
  • Nasty 404 on that link there...
    - [name not provided]
  • the link was amended
    - [ben]
  • Looks very cool. Perhaps I will check it out tomorrow. Popular day for opening...more
    - [name not provided]
  • louis- nick and i will be going if you want to carpool.
    - [ben]
  • the show was exciting- it is well worth a look! make sure to catch it before it...more
    - [ben]
  • Cool. I will still have to try to stop by. I grabbed a flyer for it yesterday....more
    - [name not provided]

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member profile : antonio zirión

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The kind of photography that I do could be called everyday life photography, spontaneous portraits, urban photography, anthropological photography or travel photography. Almost all my photos imply a close interaction with people. Recently I am exploring a more aesthetical kind of landscape photography. I consider myself a photographer not because of the quality of the images I take but because I simply enjoy doing it so much.


Antonio Zirión is a photographer and anthropological filmmaker currently studying at the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology at the University of Manchester, Manchester UK. Thematically, as stated above, his photography spans a range from portraits to landscapes- but also could be described as storytelling- each one of his photographs describes a history, whether it be in the form of a travel journal, a portrait subject, a city or country, or a physical landscape- rich in detail and emotion.  

Antonio has participated in 3 collective exhibitions in Mexico City and one in Germany. His pictures appear in several websites such as zonezero.com and n2geo.org and have been published in Mexican photo magazines such as Cuartoscuro, La Tempestad and Tragaluz. With several friends, Antonio founded an organization called "HOMOVIDENS" dedicated to the production visual media for social research and action two years ago. The organization has produced a series of video documentary projects of which more information can be found at www.homovidens.org . Antonio's pursuits have taken him to Vietnam, Thailand, Hong Kong, Cuba and Egypt, where he is always accompanied by his camera.

To view more of Antonio's inspired (and inspiring) work please visit his 2 web galleries listed below: 
http://community.webshots.com/user/tzirion
http://community.webshots.com/user/antoniozirion



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  • Antonio! Wow! your website is great! And the photographs are amazing! There were...more
    - [pax]
  • Thanks Julia! I am currently working on the pictures that I just took in Barcelo...more
    - [zirion]
  • looking forward to seeing the new photos, antonio!
    - [ben]
  • Very impressed with the scope of the work!
    - [stargrazer]

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OCC Meeting

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We're having an OCC related meeting this Saturday (04.03.04) @ 4:15 pm in East Lansing Michigan's most beloved gathering place, the Peanut Barrel. Come and join us as we discuss Outside Circle's approaching group show (May 2nd), promotions (posters and flyers) / OCCswatteam and finalization and distribution of JOWAI, OCC's journal of word's and images. Your presence and input will be greatly appreciated.
 


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  • So far it looks like Louis, Peter, Ben and I will be there.
    - [nick]
  • It was good to reconvene at the PB, one of the birthplaces of OCC. It was nice...more
    - [stargrazer]

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MECK: The Pulse

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Thursday, April 1, 2004 @ 7pm

3rd Floor International Center on the MSU campus

Come see Jean Lee (fellow OCC member) and her drum band perform both traditional and non-traditional percussion music on Korean drums.  Join in the gathering of song and dance driven by the powerful sound of these drums.  No one leaves with out dancing and/or drumming!

 



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discussion

  • wow, everyone must be super busy........no postings in the last 5 days
    - [Jeanne]
  • But it's the good kind of busy. I'm furiously working on some all-text drawings...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Hey Jean, I really enjoyed the performance. I think it will be dramatic and enl...more
    - [stargrazer]

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CALLING ALL EXHIBITIONISTS AND SHUTTERBUGS

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Have your photos published in a book by Phaidon!

Massive Change, an international discursive project on the future of global design, are researching, gathering and assembling information for use within this ambitious effort, to be realized now through 2007, which will take the form of a book, an international exhibition, a line of product, public events, a website, and a documentary film project.

We are seeking images that document the extraordinary and ever-increasing human capacity to understand the world and universe through the image.  Specifically, we are looking for quantities of images that fall into any of the categories below:

. ID photos & passport portraits . photo booth strips . travel & tourism -- posing in front of landmarks . posing with famous people . posed group photos . major news events . massive crowds . rock concerts . underwater photos . birthdays -- blowing out candles . weddings -- bride and groom portraits . silly pet photos . lomography . UFO sightings . security camera stills . helmet cams -- extreme sports . infrared & night-vision . x-rays -- teeth, broken bones, airport security . ultrasound -- prenatal photos

* To be included in the book published by Phaidon Press, images must be recieved by Monday, March 22, 2004. To be included in the exhibition, images must be recieved by Monday April 12, 2004. Submissions for the film are ongoing.


For complete information, check the "Juried Shows for Visual Artists" discussions column below, or visit http://www.massivechange.com



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  • To all,Make a post if you enter things of this nature. We'd all like to kno...more
    - [stargrazer]

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Is documentation part of your art?

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Full-size image

The soundtrack of the city is not just one piece of music in time:

"On National Public Radio, reporter Gideon D'Arcangelo produces an occasional radio column for The Next Big Thing show called "Walkman Busting."

In it, D'Arcangelo approaches people in public spaces who are listening to personal stereos. With their permission, he plugs in his minidisc recorder to record whatever music they are listening to, as well as their conversation about it."

[via WIRED]



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discussion

  • Can someone act as documentarian for the May OCC show? I'll do the record-keepi...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Possibly. I could see if I could do the video-taping portion. (I would need to...more
    - [name not provided]

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liquid man- aaron clinger design

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check out the liquid man design by aaron clinger. the photo slideshow "focus" on his site also demonstrates some very cool flash design.

also, check out the neen.org site where the liquid man design rests.



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discussion

  • neat! he's definitely liquid......kind of like a man-worm.
    - [Jeanne]
  • Wow, way cool...no matter what kinds of moves I put him through, he remained ver...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • i like liquid man. can i have him?
    - [ben]

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advice for young persons wanting to make a start in the world of stencils

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:: stencil your hearts out :: www.banksy.co.uk 

  • First off, stencil anything. If you wait for the perfect idea you will be waiting for ever. Besides, cleverness is never as entertaining as blatant stupidity, failure and public humiliation
  • Obtain a sharp knife. Blunt knives result in fluffy pictures and make the whole process long and boring. Snap off blades of British steel are best.
  • Draw your artwork on paper, glue onto some card then cut straight through the both. Acetate is apparently quite good but any sort of free cardboard is okay. Stiff 1mm to 1.5mm board is ideal.
  • Get a small roll of gaffa tape, pre-tear small strips and stick them on your shirt inside your coat.
  • Find a suitable piece of card to act as a folder. For instance when using red paint cut the stencil into the bottom of a pizza box so when you get paint all over your fingers its not so suspicious.
  • Leave the house before you find something worth staying in for.

more advice for stencil punks



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  • Like it. We talk about the need for more art in our schools and in our lives......more
    - [stargrazer]
  • There are some intersting stencils that attacked buildings in Rochester - of a r...more
    - [nick]
  • help be a rat: http://www.vandalsquad.com/
    - [ben]
  • Banksy's latest in the west bank: http://feed.proteinos.com/item/3216 Even ar...more
    - [nick]
  • Also, for all you diy'ers, lots of cool stencils at: http://www.freewebs.com/ste...more
    - [nick]

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FuseLeeds04

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FuseLeeds04 is going to be an amazing event those in the British Isles won't want to miss. Many of the events are free, and nearly all other are quite reasonably priced.
We on the other side of the atlantic will be jealously waiting to hear how it was...


FuseLeeds04 is a major new international music festival taking place in Leeds between 3-7 March. The festival celebrates new music across the spectrum of Jazz, world, classical, electronica and pop; and will feature performances by Django Bates, Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead), Yo La Tengo, Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci, Bill Frisell, Malian Djelimady Toukara, The Smith Quartet, Sikth, South Asian Music Youth Orchestra, Tabla Beat Science (Zakir Hussain/Bill Laswell), Kate Rusby and RJC Dance amongst many others. The programme will see spectacular live concerts, exclusive new commissions, film and video screenings, dance, and an extensive education and fringe programme.

FuseLeeds04 is a joint partnership between Leeds City Council, Leeds College of Music and Leeds Jazz, broadcast in association with BBC Radio 3. Django Bates is the Festival's first Artistic Director.
http://www.fuseleeds.org.uk/FuseLeeds04



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  • Wow. What a line-up!
    - [stargrazer]

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only because she is too modest

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here is a starting point for some of jean's music (a little teacher portfolio, so to speak).  there are only a few samples from meck, but more from her piano recital is soon to come (and i think i have a minidisc with some violin, drum and weed whip somewhere from the fort wendy days, if i could only get jean, ben and tod to sign off on it!)

http://www.msu.edu/~leejean/projects/audio.htm

senior recital

p.s. your piano recital was brilliant, jeanne.  anyone who was there, knows!

now if we only had more server space!


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discussion

  • ande any music that i was involved in that includes a weed whipper needs to be h...more
    - [ben]
  • what's a weed whipper? i don't remember playing with any..........
    - [Jeanne]
  • jean- a weed whipper is a mechanized garden tool that disperses unwanted growth...more
    - [ben]
  • Just wanted to say, as a witness of Jean's recital, that she played some beautif...more
    - [stargrazer]

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not to belabor the point...

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...but does anyone else find the fact that CBS refused the moveon.org and peta ad campaigns in favor of flatulating equines (and in the single most recent proof to me that there is a god with a sense of humor and of poetic justice) to instead be slapped with perhaps the single largest FCC fine in recent history for the janet/justin fiasco too funny for words.  not that any member of the occ actually saw said event (at least not while watching the superbowl), but I bet CBS wishes they had moveon.org's $875,000 right about now.
 
pillow fight Big Meat Veggie Guy
p.s.  all kidding aside, the peta spot (and the director's cut)  is one of the funniest things i have viewed recently!  

god bless the american media!


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discussion

  • mmmmm.......zucchini..........you know, i have a great recipe for zucchini bread...more
    - [Jeanne]
  • Just watched the movie "American Splendor," about comic book writer Harvey Pekar...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Hahahaha...As someone who normally can't stand PETA's propoganda, I have to...more
    - [name not provided]

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