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war on the walls: art, design and propaganda

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"this exhibition presents selections from a collection of over 1,500 world war i posters currently housed in temple university libraries' special collections.  the posters provide a graphic portrayal of allied propaganda used to educate the public and enlist support for the war effort.  in addition, they serve as examples of the art, design and printing techniques of the period."

exhibition

design based on reports from the sinking of the rms lusitania



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  • great reference. i especially find posters from the WPA period to be particulari...more
    - [ben]
  • A very thorough site with interesting commentary. The layouts, typography and l...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Nice find Ande - The comentary was more than I could have expected!
    - [nick]

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Collaboration .1 Performances

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We have organized a diverse performance schedule to correspond with Outside Circle's visual art exhibit, on display at Caffe Latte in East Lansing, Michigan, May 2-28.

Here are the impoortant dates, hope everyone who is able can join us!</p>I am organizing a "field trip" to visit Jeremy Couillard's exhibit at Izzy's Raw Art in Corktown, that will depart from the cafe at 11 a.m. on May 15.  Space is limited by the number of drivers/seating we have.  Drop me a line at richar66@msu.edu if you can volunteer to drive or if you are interested in joining us for this trip.

  • Sunday, May 2, 1pm-5pm    Artists Reception.  Featuring poetry by Tim Lane and Veronica Fitzpatrick.
  • Wednesday, May 5, 10pm     "Asses of Evil" - a staged reading of monologues from the one-man stage play by Andrew Towler, followed by poetry from Lansing art activist Aaron Curtner and original storytelling by Stargrazer (me).
  • Tuesday, May 11, 9pm    Because.  Because is a brother-sister singer-songwriter duo consisting of baritone ukelele and vocal harmonies.  
  • Wednesday, May 12, 9pm    An evening of electronic music featuring turntables and laptops.  Performers may include (but are not limited to) Scott Neumann, Carson Duke, Trent Abbey, and George Rahme.
  • Saturday, May 15, 10:30am    Field Trip to Izzy's Raw Art/Detroit.  We will be visiting an exhibit featuring the artwork of Jeremy Couillard, Antoine Debeauclard, and Mary Klopfer.  Other stops on the trip T.B.A.  We will depart from Caffe Latte at 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, May 19, 10pm     Harvey the Rabbit.  Harvey is an experimental noise-rock trio.  Their performance will be followed by rock'n'roll from the recently re-named Red Teeth (formerly King of the Monsters)
  • Saturday, May 22, 4pm    Capitol Songwriters.  The Capitol Songwriters are a songwriting workshop group that features members of the Lash, the Saltines, and others, performing original compositions in acoustic settings that recall traditional folk, country, bluegrass, and twang styles.   Their performance will be during East Lansing's annual Art Festival, so come down prepared to see lots of artwork.
  • Sunday, May 23, 4 pm    Keith Billik.  Keith's talents have been recently heard as banjo player for Hot Toe Mitty, who we dearly miss, and sax and other instruments with the Surrogate Band.  I know he's bringing his banjo,  who knows what (or who) he'll bring along with him?  Also taking place during the Art Festival, this is sure to be an excellent conclusion to a great weekend of art and music.
  • Monday, May 24,  8pm    State of the Collective.  This is an artist talk describing many of the artworks exhibited at Collaboration .1.  It will be a panel discussion with Q & A, followed by a quick history of OCC from birth to the present, discussing the web-based forum, Fort Wendy, Collaboration .1, our international efforts and future endeavors.
  • Friday, May 28, 7-10pm    Closing Reception.  Featured will be the interactive web-based art piece "Google Storybook" by Louis Rawlins, original music by Ann Arbor's Marita Esteva, and folk guitar by Lansing's Medicine Crow.
Mark your calendars!




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  • Every Thursday is open mic night at the cafe, too.
    - [stargrazer]
  • May 5: I think we drove more people away with this low-key word happening than...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • quite a line-up! great job organizing, peter.
    - [ben]
  • May 11: Despite my efforts to be a concerned, engaged artistic person, I am occ...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • May 12: We actually got some press (from City Pulse) for our night of electroni...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Please note that Keith Billik, award-winning banjo player (and expecting father...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • May 15: The trip to Detroit departed from the cafe arround 11:15, making a leis...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • May 19: OCC's most well-attended event yet took place this evening, as the cafe...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • May 22: A hot and humid day, with dark storm clouds looming over the art festiv...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Hey there...just a note to say that I am cancelling the artist's talk. If anyon...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • May 23: This was the classic third-party miscommunication scenario. Keith got...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Attention Artists -- I am encouraging everyone to pick up their artwork after th...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Tomorrow's the big day! Be sure to wear your Sunday best!
    - [stargrazer]
  • May 28: With the holiday weekend dominating peoples' thoughts, the closing was...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Two things:The cafe is soliciting artists to fill its walls. No need to be...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • thanks for all of your hard work in coordinating this show peter. it sounded ama...more
    - [ben]

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Sacred and Profane: A Collection of Sonic Art

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Curated by Liz Copeland and Clark Warner
On display from May 7 - May 31, 2004
Opening reception on Friday, May 7th, 7:30pm until 11pm
Detroit Artists Market

"Liz and Clark have put together the sound exhibition which will be at Detroit Artists Market throughout May. Artists involved include Jack Dangers (Meat Beat Manifesto), Warn Defever (His Name Is Alive), Richie Hawtin (Plastikman), Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), Tadd Mullinix (Dabrye/James Cotton), DJ Olive (WE/Liminal), Roedelius (Cluster/Kluster) and Mark Van Hoen (Locust). Go to the ai website for a link to Detroit Artists Market and more details."



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  • Nick, do you know if this will be open on Saturday, May 15? I am organizing an...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • looks (and sounds) amazing...
    - [ben]
  • this link wouldn't work for me...
    - [stargrazer]
  • I attended this show and found it to be remarkable and exhilarating. See it if...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Don't miss ...more
    - [nick]

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Collaboration.1

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louis rawlins designed these flyers for OCC's group show
Collaboration.1 > download flyers to print for the show!

for poster click here\
for flyer click here\

you will need adobe acrobat to view and print these documents.
click here to get acrobat.



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Congratulations Tim!

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OCC Member Tim Lane received the Best of Show award for the Annual "State of the Arts" Exhibition in Saginaw, MI for his painting, "I Was Dying Right in Front of Them but They Couldn't Tear Their Eyes from the Television."  The exhibition was judged by Mary Ann Wilkinson, curator of modern art at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Congratulations Tim!

More info on the show
State of the Arts Calendar
Get a Map/Directions

theatticwhichisdesire



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  • Congrats Tim! I need to bug you about getting a copy of the Guide. Maybe we co...more
    - [nick]

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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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"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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unCAGEd: The Exploration of Non-Intention

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unCAGEd: the exploration of non-intention

"A mixed-medium event based on the theories of John Cage, presented in collaboration with UMS in support of Merce Cunningham Dance Company's 50th Anniversary tour

  • friday, march 12, 2004
  • dance gallery studio, 815 wildt st., ann arbor
  • show 10 p.m.

The Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (CAID) presents a special event inspired by the musical approaches of John Cage. unCAGEd is a night of art, music, dance and spontaneity, honoring the week-long residency of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, with whom Cage famously collaborated. As part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company's 50th anniversary tour, Ann Arbor's University Musical Society (UMS) is presenting two performances at the Power Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, March 12, and Saturday, March 13. (For tickets to the Power Center event, contact the UMS Box Office at 734-764-2538 or the UMS website at www.ums.org.)

unCAGEd features a varied group of Detroit and Ann Arbor-based exploratory artists, musicians and performers working/playing in the Cage frame of chance. After choosing 10 artists, the curators of this event paired them up into collaborative teams or two, literally picking names out of a hat. Set into motion by a Cageian preset of "the exploration of non-intention," each pair acts out their interpretations, and the possibilities of mixed-medium collaboration are endless, reflecting the pure energy felt in Cunningham's guided improvisation.

Collaborating artists who are involved in unCAGEd:

Nazanin Arandi
Mike Dykehouse
Elliott Earls
Viki Hott
Jeremy Kallio
Erin Knowles
Melanie Manos
Chris McNamara
Brent Sommerhauser
Scott Zacharias

Music by Ghostly International

Directions:

Take 94 west to 96 west (which is accessed right after the Grand River exit in Detroit) and follow that highway all the way to Ann Arbor (14 begins at I-275 but you don't have to make any turns, just continue going straight), exit at Business 23 (exit 3). Business 23 becomes Main Street. Turn right at the second light (Summit). Turn right on the first street past the railroad tracks (Wildt). Dance Gallery Studio is the only commercial building on the left side of the street.

CAID would like to thank the following organizations for their generous support of unCAGEd:

Dance Gallery Studio

University Musical Society

WDET-FM Detroit 101.9

.:motormouth:.

Ghostly International

For further information on the unCAGEd event, please email uncaged@caidonline.org"

uncaged flyer top
uncaged flyer top
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  • i got a chance to see merce cunningham dance co perform one cage piece with kron...more
    - [ben]

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Hackers: The Art of Abstraction

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Hacking and Art in Wired News:

"Almost everyone can and should be a hacker, according to the curators of a new exhibition on the fine art of hacking at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, Spain.

"I believe that hackers are the great intellectual adventurers of our time, but in mainstream culture hacking often has negative connotations," Sichel added. "With this show we hope to refute the negatives and make people aware that in an age of increased surveillance, hacking can be a vital countermeasure and a commendable act of self-defense."

The centerpiece of the exhibition, which opens Friday, are documentary films and videos made by independent filmmakers and hackers from all over the world, including Freedom Downtime by Emmanuel Goldstein, Free Radio by Kevin Kayser, The Hacktivist by Ian Walker, Unauthorized Access by Annaliza Savage, New York City Hackers by Stig-Lennart Serensen and Hippies From Hell by Inne Pope."



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  • Are there examples of non-computer based hacking? I'm wondering if when the pro...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Hacking, phreaking...all sorts of things that typically involve hardware of some...more
    - [name not provided]
  • In order to follow the path of least resistance, first you have to find it...
    - [stargrazer]

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Juried Shows for Visual Artists

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If you are an OCC visual artist looking for exhibit opportunities, this posting will be updated with information regarding call for entries. Many of the other galleries and art centers throughout Michigan and the midwest send us calls for entries, and I will compile them all in one convenient place for you. All information can be found in the discussions column.

Let's make our presence known!  If you hear of juried events or exhibit opportunities that aren't listed here, please post them or let me know.

Artists: check this frequently.



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  • 15th ANNUAL "ART AND SOCIAL JUSTICE" JURIED EXHIBITIONApril 16-May 28, 20...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • "STATE OF THE ARTS EXHIBITION 2004" April 6-May 28, 2004, at the Saginaw...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • MICHIGAN WATER COLOR SOCIETY 57th ANNUAL EXHIBITIONJuly 9-August 6, 2004,...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • GIFTS OF ART Call for Slides 2004/2005Open to all Michigan Artists. "Gif...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • PHOTO REVIEW INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION 2004"The Photo Review"...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • LANSING ART GALLERY MEMBERSHIP EXHIBITION 2004May 27-June 23, 2004, Lansi...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • GARAGE ART SHOW at SPIDERHOUSE GALLERY in Lansing's Old TownThis is a non...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • NATIONAL STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION - TEXAS PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, INC.<...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • REGIME CHANGE - A SHENERE VELT GALLERYTHE WORKMEN'S CIRCLE/ ARBETER RING...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Have your photos published in a book by Phaidon! Fro...more
    - [ben]
  • ALL-MICHIGAN ALL-MEDIA JURIED EXHIBITION 2004RANKIN ART GALLERY, BIG RAPIDS,...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • My posts on this have become more sporadic, as I am no longer working at the gal...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Call for Entries: Art on the Vent -- $40,000 award</p> Presented by Detr...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • wow.
    - [ben]
  • Detroit Design Show January 14 - January 23, 2005 The Detroit Artists...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • I apologize for the density (visually) of the last few posts, but html tags do n...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • 16TH ANNUAL ART AND SOCIAL JUSTICE JURIED EXHIBITION, April 22 - June 3, 2005....more
    - [stargrazer]
  • GOVERNOR'S RESIDENCE MICHIGAN ARTISTS PROGRAM. Governor Jennifer Granholm and t...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • ALL-MICHIGAN ALL-MEDIA 2005 JURIED EXHIBITION at RANKIN ART GALLERY, Big Rapids,...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • August 19, 2005, Entry Deadline 14th Annual National Pastel Painting Exhibition...more
    - [ben]
  • Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2005 National Deadline: August 19, 2005 -...more
    - [ben]
  • Grants for Public Art Projects International Deadline: April 30, 2006 - Grant...more
    - [ben]
  • Expo XXV' International Juried Exhibition International Deadline: November 17,...more
    - [ben]
  • http://artdeadline.com/
    - [ben]
  • Greetings All, I am seeking submissions for an upcoming exhibition this fall at...more
    - [stargrazer]

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those who use glass outhouse...

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glass outhouse
'Playing with the idea of the most private bodily function and having to sit
on a street corner is just bizarre.'

thanks to my friend teresa for pointing this one out!


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  • I've always been entranced by stories of the "very public" toliet. There is a me...more
    - [nick]
  • who needs walls? when the pubs close no one uses toilets anyway... gotta love em...more
    - [ben]
  • Wow. That's kind of creepy. I like the way it removes itself from the...more
    - [name not provided]
  • Maybe they could take this idea one step further and have transparent plumbing a...more
    - [stargrazer]

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First OCC Member Art Show/Musicians Wanted

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mural detail 2Maybe you know him, maybe you don't...but Chris Alvarado is now a part owner of Cafe Latte, nestled in the colorful "gerbil cage" parking structure in downtown East Lansing.  He has expressed an interest in having art shows at the cafe, and I have begun discussions for an OCC art show in May, 2004.

So get some finished work ready to hang.  The space is somewhat limited, and we will have to be on a first-come, first-serve basis.  While you are responsible for "jurying" your own work, he is asking that everything be framed and wired for hanging (like me, he HATES those little sawtooth hangers...OK, I taught him to hate them).

Part of Chris's vision for vitalizing the cafe is to have openings for these shows, and we are seeking musicians (poets, too) both for the First Sunday Gallery Walk and for an evening reception to close the show.  Once again, this will be on a FCFS basis, so express your interest now.

The show will feature the public debut of the group mural completed at Fort Wendy last summer.  Press is being arranged.
 
Please check the exhibit prospectus for the entry procedure and other important information.


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  • Peter, Thanks for taking the time to arrange this. I'm certain many OCC'er will...more
    - [nick]
  • this is awesome! thanks peter!
    - [ben]
  • i was thinking of the possiblity of having some OCC films shown there as well pe...more
    - [ben]
  • Interested. But, similarly, I don't have work that 'hangs' really. Int...more
    - [name not provided]
  • sounds great! i would love to perform in may! i didn't realize some of the own...more
    - [Jeanne]
  • of course jean!
    - [ben]
  • louis, we can get a hold of a projector, for the openinging, if your work would...more
    - [ben]
  • I know that there are some computer terminals at the cafe hooked up to the web....more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Cool, thank you Ben. I will discuss with Peter the details then. My wo...more
    - [name not provided]
  • Oh, I meant to say too: I can help out with any graphic work that might need to...more
    - [name not provided]
  • Louis, thanks for volunteering to help out. I'll add you to my list and let you...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • A quick update:A little bad news first. Since the cafe is a commercial e...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Are projected works compeltely called off, or just dim lights? Depending on the...more
    - [name not provided]
  • I'd say if we can pull it off without violating any of the regulations they are...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • The projector ben is refering to is pretty bright. Bright enough to run with li...more
    - [nick]
  • Let me know when you get layout specs, Peter. I sent you an email for a rough p...more
    - [name not provided]
  • Got the proposal this evening. I'll post the layout as soon as I can get down t...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • A few questions:Can someone organize a separate 3-D and 4-D show in the n...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Please give me a hand remembering who had a hand (or paintbrush) in the OCC mura...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Peter, I have played my violin with only the skin drums, but I have not tried to...more
    - [Jeanne]
  • Does that mean improv is out, too?
    - [stargrazer]
  • Well i can improvise on violin, but Meck is not that confident in improvising qu...more
    - [Jeanne]
  • Just sounding out the possibilities. I don't have a preconceived notion of what...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • You forgot Rachel Yezbick in the group mural. I don't know Molly's last name, bu...more
    - [ben]
  • Uh, yeah...guess I knew that. Thanks for the clarification.
    - [stargrazer]
  • Okay, here's the scoop: It looks like, for the Sunday afternoon opening, that f...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • I think this might be a better way to do it though, as you mention. Hav...more
    - [name not provided]
  • I think, Louis, since your piece is of an interactive nature, not a sit-down-and...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • i would like to include the poster/handbills in with our OCCswatteam stuff (to b...more
    - [ben]
  • Looks like the show may be closed at this point to further artists. I will conf...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Musicians/Poets so far are:For the opening: Meck, Tim Lane, Veronica Fitzpa...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Hey. Sorry it's been a while since I've replied. Been finalising school things...more
    - [name not provided]
  • Congratulations on the move to New York! I'll see what I can do about the floor...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Ande, if I sketch the Cafe for Louis, can you scan my sketch?Until then, wil...more
    - [stargrazer]

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A BEAUTIFUL VIRUS INSIDE THE MACHINE

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A BEAUTIFUL VIRUS INSIDE THE MACHINE: ANIMATION WORKS BY LILLIAN SCHWARTZ, 1970-8
Presented by Lumen in collaboration with Gregory Kurcewicz
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Lumen present a touring film and video programme highlighting the pioneering work of Lillian Schwartz, resident artist and consultant at Bell Laboratories (New Jersey), 1969-2002.
During the '70s and '80s Schwartz developed a catalogue of visionary techniques for the use of the computer system by artists. Her formal explorations in abstract animation involved the marriage of film, computers and music in collaboration with such luminaries as computer programmer Kenneth Knowlton and computer musicians Jean-Claude Risset, Max Mathews and Richard Moore.
Schwartz's films have been shown and won awards at the Venice Biennale, Zagreb, Cannes, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and nominated and received Emmy nominations and awards. Her work has been exhibited at, and is owned by, The Museum of Modern Art (New York), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), The Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), The Moderna Museet (Stockholm), Centre Beauborg (Paris), Stedlijk Museum of Art (Amsterdam), and the Grand Palais Museum (Paris).
Lumen have collaborated with Lillian Schwartz and curator Gregory Kurcewicz to compile a touring package of these important works. The 55 minute programme features 11 animations restored to video.

More details:
http://www.lumen.net/news/lillianschwartz.html
Lillian Schwartz: http://www.lillian.com

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Screening at FACT (Film, Art and Creative Technology) Centre - Liverpool
FACT Centre, Liverpool
Wednesday 25 February; 8pm; 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ; £3/£2
Call box office: 0151 7074450 (spaces are limited, advance booking recommended)
Website:
http://www.fact.co.uk
This screening will be introduced by experimental film/video Curator Gregory Kurcewicz

SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL, NOTTINGHAM (
http://www.broadway.org.uk/home/screenplayjan03.html)
Saturday 28 February, 2.15pm, Broadway Cinema (Screen 2), 14-18 Broad Street, Nottingham, NG1 3AL, £2
[Call Box Office on (0115) 9526611 (Mon-Fri from 9am)]




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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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the OCCswat team

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is your life lacking excitement? adventure? a sense of purpose?
if so, that's really too bad...

...anyway, we've devised the OCCswatteam to spread the word about our artists and our collective: an elite force of proactive art lovers who want to let people know that art is being created every day- galleries are unvieling new work, music is being performed, poets are speaking, films are being exhibited, dancers are well, dancing, thespians are taking stage, web gurus are punching new codes... and all that other important stuff we do as artists.  

we would like OCC members, across the globe, to spread the word locally. all you have to do to sign up is click my profile at the bottom of the screen, once on your profile page check off the OCCswatteam  newsletter box and you're officially cool. we'll contact you and send you your official swatteam gear, which will include:

  1. OCC Fliers/Poster
  2. [mini] JOWAI, The Journal of Words and Images
  3. OCC stencil
  4. Personalized OCC "business" cards
  5. The OCC CD-Rom

sound wicked-cool? it probably is.

if you have any questions about life threatening obligations or sketchy covert operations you might be involved in contact ben@edict.com

 



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  • sweet! count me in for the UK distribution team!
    - [pax]
  • Thanks to the 6 of you who have signed up so far! We promise not to take advant...more
    - [nick]
  • we do?
    - [ben]
  • use me, abuse me. I'm really looking forward to that stencil!
    - [stargrazer]
  • One thing I can do is post links to juried shows in Michigan and the surrounding...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Definitely Peter.
    - [nick]

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show the love

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Two events are being held this weekend in Michigan which will include the art of three OCC peeps, Tim Lane, John Lindenmayer and Peter Richards. Get out and support them this weekend. Open your hearts.

Burning Desires
Hear Tim Lane along with several other Mid-Michigan poets read their poetry at the 11th annual Burning Desires: An Afternoon of Erotic Love Poetry, 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14, at Otherwise Gallery, 1207 Turner St., Old Town. Lansing, MI  517-371-4600

32nd Michigan Annual Juried Art Competition
Peter Richards'  paintings and John Lindenmayer's photography will be on disply in the 32nd Michigan Annual Juried Art Competition at the Mt. Clemens Art Center (125 Macomb Place, Mt. Clemens, MI). Opening on Sunday, February 15, from 1-3 p.m.




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  • I neglected to mention in my original post that Outside Circler John "Redbeard"...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • i ammended the announcement to include john- sorry we forgot ya, john.
    - [ben]
  • nice work, john and peter, the michigan annual was a great show! lots of diversi...more
    - [ben]

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Am I Back Yet?

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As some of you know, I've had trouble logging on and posting, both from the Mac G3 at work and my Windows 98 PC at home. I am sitting at a friends computer right now, writing this test weblog entry to see if the problem lies within my profile or if it is some maddening coincidence of these two very different computers that has kept me from spouting my rhetoric. If anyone has any ideas what may be up, please advise -- I miss being able to take a more active part in OCC. While I'm at it, I just had a piece accepted into the 32nd Michigan Annual juried art competition at the Mt. Clemens Art Center (125 Macomb Place, Mt. Clemens). If you are in the Detroit area this weekend, stop by for the opening on Sunday, February 15, from 1-3 p.m. Hope y'all have a happy Valentine's Day!


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  • It would seem that the problem is with the machines. I can't start any weblog t...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • nick- would it help if peter ran windows updates on his pc?
    - [ben]
  • I erroneously reported that the Mac at work is a G3. It is in fact an IMac.
    - [stargrazer]
  • I use both constantly. What browser are you using? I use (lately) Mozilla Fire...more
    - [name not provided]
  • Peter - it sounds like you may be caught between two bad computers (browsers act...more
    - [nick]
  • Recommendations for any Windows computer: keep up to date with ...more
    - [nick]
  • Peter - you should be able to whack Internet Explorer (IE) upside the head with...more
    - [nick]
  • Brace yourselves...I am about to let loose a primal scream of unbridled celebrat...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • wunderbar!
    - [ben]
  • Sweet. It's a happy little browser. I can only guess what it will be like by t...more
    - [name not provided]
  • I've noticed that it's a little more "jerky" sometimes, but otherwise extremely...more
    - [stargrazer]

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the peter saville show @ urbis

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Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures

hey mancunians >>>
the peter saville show, a career spanning retrospective of "one of the most influential designers of our times," is on display at manchester's urbis museum.
peter saville started his career for the now legendary factory records, home to joy division/new order and the hacienda club and since has continually challenged contemporary design.

As Art Director and co-founder of Factory Records in the 70s/80s, Saville’s startling sleeves for Joy Division and New Order managed to intuitively capture the mood of a new musical wave. These are shown in all their deconstructed glory: the original Pantone codes for Power, Corruption & Lies; the floppy disk from a sequencer which inspired the pop art tribute sleeve for Blue Monday; and the architectural observations which informed the cross-cultural references of Atmosphere.

peter saville, the design museum

Much has been made of Saville’s use of semiotics and “borrowed” images, yet what really comes across in this beautifully constructed exhibition is the sense that he was a master of his source material, rather than a slave to it.

the peter saville show will be running from Jan 23 to Apr 18. Admission is £5.

Peter Saville's Website ::  Urbis' Website  (info) :: 24 hr party people (article) :: BBC Manchester's Saville Interviews (articles, interviews, and galleries)



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  • cool! thanks ben! i'll check it out!
    - [pax]
  • Peter Saville is the man. The original sleeve for Unknown Pleasures was embosse...more
    - [stargrazer]

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travis @ the trillium

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Come to OCC'er Travis Pickard's opening at the Trillium Gallery in East Lansing, MI.

It's this Sunday (February 1st) from 1-4pm.

Travis' work is stunning. Anyone from the Lansing Area is sure to have encountered his work at galleries, local events, newspapers, cafes, and restaurants. Travis Pickard views his artistic experience as an ongoing process. Much of his interest lies in the depiction of humans, which he says are 'a strange bunch'. “I look at artists as the historians of our time. I want to keep ideas alive. It could be another form of reproduction, another drive humans have to physically and mentally evolve. Art is definitely an evolution. I find it satisfying to be one of the present day researchers.”


 

Check out Travis' website.

The Trillium Gallery is located at
207 E Grand River Avenue
East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone:  517.333.3130
Trillium Map



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  • At last, an opportunity to meet some of the new OCCers! And to see some of thei...more
    - [Ande]
  • We need more like this. Brilliant.
    - [nick]
  • Great show, Travis! It was nice to meet another member of the OCC! And your we...more
    - [Ande]
  • Travis and I have been working on organizing a critique night for artists in the...more
    - [stargrazer]

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scott hitchcock at creole jan 7-25th

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message from peter richards:


Sunday, Jan. 4 – OPENING RECEPTION: “A Maze in Time” by Scott
Hitchcock.

  Hitchcock earns his living as a research and development physicist at the
Cyclotron at MSU, but he says art is how he truly expresses himself.

 “I’ve never seen art as separate from science,” says Hitchcock, who
is known in the scientific community – particularly in Russia where he has
been invited twice – for his theories on time.

  While coming up with these theories, he produced the huge drawings – 7
feet by 42 inches -- on view at Creole Gallery through Jan. 25.

  While intense, they are created with the most simple of tools: the fat
pencils from Baby Boomers’ school days (remember the pencils engraved with
“School Pal,” “Patriotic-Helpmate” and “Big Dipper”?)

  Scott produced the drawings in the mid-1990s in his garage on a huge
homemade easel. Many include personal musings in script, because Scott says
they make up his diary.

  He would do a drawing, roll it up and store it until it became meaningless
to him. Then he would destroy the drawings by fire. Those in Creole Gallery
were headed for the same fiery fate until artist David Kleis saw them and
encouraged Scott to show them to gallery owner Robert Busby. Robert
immediately grasped the fascinating aspects of the drawings, including a
spectacular one that must be viewed with 3-D glasses.



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  • This is truly an amazing show. At first glance, the drawings appear to be homag...more
    - [stargrazer]

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the future is now

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In 1969 Charles Eames sketched out a rough visualization of the design process for an exhibition at the Lourve called "what is design?". It consisted of three loose amoeba-like graphical elements floating in the void of his sketchpad, overlapping, intersecting, and connecting to create the most idyllic representation of what design should be. The three layered forms respectively constitute the interests and concerns of the designer, the genuine interest of the client, and concerns of society as a whole. Where the subsets intersect lies the common ground where designers can work with "conviction and enthusiasm". Like much of the Eames' work, the beauty is found in the objects' duality. Floating gorgeously in clarity and in the absence of pretense... churning below are the complexities brought not only by the designer and the client, but society as well. We as designers are given the daunting task of mapping the blurred sovereignty where morals, economics, and personal goals intersect.

We are at the beginning of a new epoch of human viability, where all economies and ecologies are becoming globalized, related and integrated. More than any other discipline, design has placed us, for better of for worse, in this position. More directly, for the last 100 years it has been graphic design acting as the purveyor, instigator, and documentarian of cultural change. Increasingly, however, graphic design has been depreciating its stock as an art form by making itself available primarily as a commercial tool. This, paired with the narrow selection of creative instruments (primarily software), which we allow ourselves to use contributes to the disposable conduit that makes up the majority of design encountered daily. Craft and vocation are left behind, leaving the mass media with unchallenging and comfortable design for the people. We must seek to create work that is both visually and cognitively demanding, but emotionally and intellectually rewarding.

By falsifying our skills as creative artists and knowingly swimming out to the undertow
of an 'autistic economy', where unemployment, inequality, and globalization prevail, finding the area where the "designer can work with determination and enthusiasm" becomes all the more difficult. We designers will not find it alone. Working with colleagues both in and outside of the realm of visual communications cultivates understanding. Collaborating with other fields such as semiotics, social anthropology and linguistics, we educate ourselves in the cultural values that give worth to human life. We must seek to understand, study, and challenge how visual communication determines and reinforces cultural values.

The collective conscious of the design community is beginning to reevaluate its societal role. In his essay published by the American Institute of Graphic Arts, The Citizen Designer, Rick Poyner states, "We must ensure that design, as an interdisciplinary way of thinking, becomes an integral and equal component of significant public initiatives." melding such initiatives with our clients ideals and our morals, we can better all parties involved. Through these means Eames' pluperfect land seems all the more attainable. This is what we must seek.


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  • Ben, a very thought-provoking assessment!"Do not commit design in a vacuu...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • I like the use of this space for essays and comentary.
    - [nick]

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FILM SCREENING - Robert Rauschenberg: Man at Work

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Need a break from the TV? Go visit Cranbrook Art Museum:

FOURTH FRIDAYS
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26, 5 PM - 9 PM
7 PM FILM SCREENING Robert Rauschenberg: Man at Work 

INFO: “Robert Rauschenberg: Man at Work” (1997, 56 minutes).

"This film documents one of the most influential artists of this century, Robert Rauschenberg, who possesses an indefatigable zeal for fusing life with art. The highlight of this program, filmed at the artist’s Captiva Island studio, is Rauschenberg’s autobiographical work, the multi-paneled “1⁄4 Mile or 2 Furlong Piece,” begun in 1981 and intended to exceed the length of its name, which is being shown for the first time in its entirety in this film.

For more information, please call 248-645-3314. See MAP."



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  • Check out the painter James Havard, whose ideas parallel Rauschenberg's in some...more
    - [stargrazer]

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Origami

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discussion

  • Pretty spectacular. Is each origami folded from just one sheet of paper?
    - [stargrazer]
  • it must be from several pieces of paper- or i'm a tangram.
    - [ben]
  • Speaking of tangrams, they are really fun. I named my poetry press (a.k.a. my c...more
    - [stargrazer]

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Sheer Art Attack!

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(from peter richards)

Patricia Wheeler, a grad student at Michigan State University, is staging an event called Art Attack!, December 3, 4, and 5. It will take place in the Arena Theater, located in the basement level of the MSU Auditorium, and will feature artwork by (me) Peter Richards and Outside Circler John Lindenmayer (http://www.redbeardart.com) among others. There will be four short plays with curtain at 7:00 pm each day, followed by an hour DJ set by Scott Neumann in the lobby. Artworks will be available for sale.



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  • peter has had problems posting on the weblog recently, please let us know if you...more
    - [ben]
  • Patti's not a grad student. Sorry Patti.
    - [jgi]
  • Sorry, must have scrambled the info Scott gave me. I know someone, somewhere is...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • I wanted to turn in a short review of ArtAttack!, however, being that I am one o...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Does anyone know how we can contact Patti Wheeler to participate in and/or help...more
    - [stargrazer]

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[mini] jowai

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[mini] jowai is available for printing! jowai, the journal of words and images, aims to promote the work of creative individuals through the printed medium. this free, black & white, pocket size (when folded) journal is the outside circle collective's first publication.* it is made availbale to the public through generous people like yourself who print [mini] jowai from the web and place it on their favorite public countertop. 
please feel free to download the pdf formated files and pass them around!

  1. print notes:
    you will need the current version of adobe acrobat to view the files correctly. you can download it here.
    [mini] jowai is double sided to conserve resources. print page 1 first, then page 2 on the opposite side.
    if printing in uk/europe/rest of the world choose the following: A4 page 1 / A4 page 2.  
    please contact us as to any printing problems that you encounter, or any questions you have.

    print [mini] jowai


 *a full color multi-page version of jowai will be available early winter.  pre-order jowai.



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  • And I thought you were all talk, Benjy... kudos!
    - [jgi]
  • Cheers Ben!!! The Layout itself is a work of art.
    - [heyboo]
  • please let me know if you have any problems with printing/viewing the files. tak...more
    - [ben]
  • looks great , ben. thanks
    - [pax]
  • let the distribution begin!
    - [stargrazer]
  • It even prints out here in Ionia!!
    - [Pete]

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