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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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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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color in motion

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if you thought color theory was a blast before, hold on to your crayons... top props for claudia cortés' color in motion. it is a stellar interactive site that makes learning, teaching, and experiencing color theory possibly as fun as it ever could be. it's clean and impeccably well crafted design is a pure delight for all who enjoy color, it's symbolism, and it's universal and cultural communicative powers.  created as cortés' MFA design thesis at Rochester Institute of Technology; it has won numerous web design and teaching awards and recently won ID magazine's best of category (the highest award) for it's annual student design review. jospeh albers would definitely dig it.




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  • Great site ben. This is very cool. Yellow and Blue are friends.
    - [nick]

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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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Jin-Yo Mok and Gicheol Lee's Music Box

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Music Box is an art project by Jin-Yo Mok who worked with Gicheol Lee.  The music box is a modern take on a physical music boxes, but controlled by a computer.

The computer selects which lights are to be activated when the wheel is turned by hand.

"Where normally pins would pluck the music box's tines, instead photosensors register if an LED is activated or not, causing the sound to play."

"Users can draw any shape on a computer screen using a mouse, and the same shape of LEDs will light up on the the cylinder of the music box. Users then turn the crank handle and listen to the music they composed by drawing."

Music Box is currently at the Whitney Artport.

[via Gizmodo and WMMNA]


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  • Neat!
    - [name not provided]

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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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Noguchi stamps

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It is nice to see the U.S. Postal service recognize more than just musicians, past presidents, and other celebrities with the introduction stamps featuring designer Isamu Noguchi. Design Within Reach's Aug. 11 newsletter had a nice article about the matter.

"...historically, designers have received relatively little philatelic acknowledgment until the last 30 years. A survey of the history of postal stamps indicates that cute doggies, horses, birds and other creatures fare a lot better than designers, as do national parks."

Learn more about Isamu Noguchi.

[via nick gaydos > thynk]



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  • down with doggies and horses!support design history- buy a noguchi stamp.
    - [ben]
  • Buckminster Fuller got a stamp, too.
    - [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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Aldi-inspired art

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The New York Foundation for the Arts has a series of articles by artists.  I found this one by Dan S. Wang interesting.

"After becoming intrigued with the supermarket chain Aldi because of the corporation's neo-Bauhaus logo, billionaire founders, and unassuming atmosphere, Dan S Wang began producing Aldi-inspired art. Here he writes on the origins of his fascination with the company that makes shoppers bag their own groceries."



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  • I admire this form of critique: utilizing the company's own flotsam for artistic...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • aldi's is great. i don't care at all if they are a totalitarian food chain, they...more
    - [ben]

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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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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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Georges-Pierre Seurat exhibition opens Saturday at Art Institute of Chicago...

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A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, 1884

Saturday, June 19 marks the opening of a new Seurat exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago. Seurat's A Sunday on La Grande Jatte will be showing as well as some of the work he did to prepare for it, including trial-and-error paintings of the neo-impressionist masterpiece. Works by other famous painters such as Rembrandt and Delacroix will also be on display as they were inspirations to Seurat. The exhibition will be open until September 19 and can only be seen in Chicago; it will not travel.

To read/hear NPR's report on this exhibition, follow this link:
http://www.npr.org/display_pages/features/feature_1963623.html



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  • I took part in a project that focused on this painting, called the Lascaux Proje...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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Peter Richards at Otherwise Gallery

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>> OCC member and Collaboration.1 coordinator, Peter Richards, was invitated to show his artwork at the OtherWise Gallery (1207 Turner St., Lansing, MI 48906, 517-371-4600) in Lansing's Old Town this month.  He will be showing in a three-person exhibit along with local painter Harry Williams and experimental photographer Uto Iha.  The opening is Sunday, June 6, 1-4 p.m., as part of the "First Sunday Gallery Walk." <<


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  • peter's new work has great frames, is on display in a great space, and oh yeah,...more
    - [Ande]

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Duane Hanson: Photographs, 1977-1995

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This exhibit is open June 5 - September 26, 2004:

"Duane Hanson was actually not a great photographer.  He was a great sculptor who created unbelievably realistic life-size sculptures of average Americans.  The photos are his "sketches," used to create the sculptures.  They are on display for the first time ever outside New York.

This exhibit offers a rare window on Hanson's working methods and his sculptural journey into hyper-realism.  More than 100 images represent the sum of his work and help structure an investigation on the relationship between photography, sculpture, art and life.

"Bodybuilder" (pictured here) was created in 1989, and is part of the Cranbrook Art Museum Collection.  Also on display during the photography exhibit is "Businessman Reading" (1983), on loan from the Collection of Gilbert and Lila Silverman."

[via Great Stuff]



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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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Fort Unit-Sun Location Announced

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OCC's second annual weekend retreat, Fort Unit-Sun, will be on fifteen wooded acres outside the small village of Fife Lake, Michigan, late August or early September.  We hope to time things so that we are there in the midst of northern Michigan's dramatic autumn color change.  Stay tuned for more details.

Our host will be the lovely and talented mixed-media artist Nick Fisher, who we know for his wise and twisted take on the surreal and the fantastic.  Recently, Nick has also been producing some great poster designs:




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  • i'm hoping i can figure out the meaning behind the fort unit-sun title faster th...more
    - [Ande]
  • It ain't me, it ain't me...
    - [stargrazer]
  • Correction: 11 acres...
    - [stargrazer]
  • how about september 18th, which is a saturday and also happens to be my birthday...more
    - [Ande]
  • Check with Nick, but that date sounds good to me.I think we should brainstor...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Looks like August 28-29 is the weekend for the retreat, renamed "Compound (x)."...more
    - [stargrazer]

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This Just In!

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Outside Circle Member John Lindenmayer (www.redbeardart.com) has received a juror's award for his photographic diptych, "Misguided Youth over Zealous Authority."  The piece is on display as part of the 15th Annual Art and Social Justice art show in South Bend, Indiana.  This recognition of John's piece is one of five equal awards that were given.  Congratulations, John!


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  • congratulations john!
    - [ben]
  • Nice work John! Please check out Redbeardart.com for more of John's work.
    - [nick]
  • John's work is amazing. I am the proud owner of a photograph with the unassumin...more
    - [stargrazer]

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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
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the art of nick fisher

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some one please find this boy a new home on the web!  his work has far outgrown the amount of server space i can provide and the preformatted templates are hurting my pride!
talkativesentimental
tiredpassed out

you can view more of his work at his homepage (http://home.comcast.net/~ficknisher)


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  • How much space does this boy need? I will probably be chaning hosts to find mor...more
    - [name not provided]
  • try the link now, i hope it will work!
    - [Ande]
  • Yes. It is working now.
    - [name not provided]

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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

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