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Collaboration .2 [call for entries]

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Outside Circle Collective
Collaboration .2
Call For Entries


Members of Outside Circle Collective are invited to submit proposals for Collaboration .2, an international travelling exhibition to begin mid-2005. Each entry should be a proposed collaboration between two or more members (eg, a musician and a painter, a web designer, a film maker and a dancer; whatever fits).

Please submit names and contact information with a proposal of no more than three pages. Submissions may propose work in any format, but no funding will be provided. All proposed work must be self-financed.

Proposals can be emailed to info@outsidecircle.com or snail mailed to :

Outside Circle Collective
426 West Second St.
Rochester, MI USA
48307-1904

Submission Deadline is February 15, 2005.

If you would like more information about the exhibition or Outside Circle Collective, send email or visit the website listed below.




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  • Yay! Thanks for the way prettier posting (and content!)
    - [name not provided]
  • i learned it by watching you.
    - [ben]

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REMINDER: JOMAS entries due January 15, 2005

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

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

Entries are due by January 15, 2005.

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


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Political & Social Controversy Exhibit

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Here's some info on the current show at my new place of employment:

The Dancing Crane Gallery
presents
"Political & Social Controversy"

Michigan artists give us art that relates to political and social issues.

Join us November 1-30, 2004
With an Artists' Reception Sunday, November 7, 12pm-5pm

Artists:  Doug DeLind, Emily Carlson, Joan Painter Jones, Taurus Burns, Mark Mehaffey, Larry Carr, Cathleen Peet, Andrea Ondish, Linda Brundage, Mare Ann Flanders, Mina Greco Hall, Michael Thoreson, Aaron Curtner, G. Lawrence Klayman.

Religion / Political Reform / Domestic Abuse / Violence / War / Corporate Greed

The Dancing Crane Gallery
& Michigan Artist Services
2312 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, MI 48912
(517)484-7748
www.dancingcranegallery.com




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  • Tim Lane wrote a great article about this show for the "What's On" fre...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • if any OCC'ers can make it to the show, I'd be interested to read any reviews by...more
    - [stargrazer]

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east lansing art festival

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42nd Annual East Lansing Art Festival Announces Call to Fine Artists, Fine Craftpersons & Emerging Artists

October 29, 2004

EAST LANSING, Mich.- The East Lansing Art Festival is seeking fine artists, fine craftpersons and emerging artists for its May 21 & 22, 2005 Art Festival. This juried art festival, held in the streets of downtown East Lansing, welcomes 230 talented artists from across the United States and Canada and as many as 12 emerging artists affiliated (within 2-3 years) with any university, college or art school.

Rated as one of the top art festivals in the country, the East Lansing Art Festival draws an estimated attendance of 70,000 from across Michigan and the Midwest region. In addition to our artist exhibitors, the Festival features free performances on two stages, an international style food court, and a hands-on art activities area. Admission for festival attendees is free.  

For more details, participation rules and applications, please visit our website at
www.elartfest.com. If you are an emerging artist please click on 2005 emerging artist application link, and if you are a fine artist or fine craftsperson please click on 2005 artist application link.

If you would prefer to receive an application in the mail please provide name and mailing address to: East Lansing Art Festival, 410 Abbott Road, East Lansing, MI 48823, or call (517) 319-6804.  Please mention which application you would like to receive.

Application deadline is January 14, 2005.


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Peace Art Project Cambodia

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With all of the brewha surrounding the expiration of the U.S. ban on assault rifles, it's great to see something constructive being done with AK-47s and other weapons of collectively massive destruction...Based in Phnom Penh, the PAPC involves 23 students from Royal University of Fine Arts Phnom Penh. "The completed work is exhibited and sold to promote contemporary Cambodian art, young Cambodian artisans and a weapon free society in Cambodia and globally." Anyone know of a similar project in the States? If not, perhaps there should be...

You can check out some of the work, including sculpture and furniture(!) at: http://www.peaceartprojectcambodia.org/sculptureGallery/ and K4 Media at www.k4media.com 

         

 



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  • gives new meaning to "swords into plowshares," which i always thought...more
    - [Ande]
  • There was an artist, a fashion designer I think, who briefly used brightly color...more
    - [stargrazer]

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Openings for January '05 Show at 555

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This came to me via Joe Scott:

"i wanted to write to ask you if you'd want to be in a show i'm putting together.  it's going to be at the 555 gallery in detroit for january, 05.  i know it's kind of soon, but i if i get enough people together, we'd be able to make a good show.   up to 5 pieces, as big as you want them to be, and it's gonna cost about $10-15 for each person (because we have to pay for the space).   I would also like your help with getting more people involved.   i'd like to use outside circle as a tool to let more people know about this, but i'm having trouble using the message board, and i was wondering if you wouldn't mind helping me out with that, and also spreading word of mouth would be awesome.  i was thinking that if all of our normal crew of 6 or 7 people invited one or two of their friends, we'd have plenty of pieces to show.  if people need to ship it in from somewhere far away, we can try to work out how to do that and keep the cost minimal.  so far, we've got the normal group -- travis, aaron, me, dorothy, tim lane, matt cygnet (probably), you (hopefully), jeremy couillard, chris t. (can't spell her last name),  and anyone else you'd like to invite, plus any of the occ people that want to show."

from Peter:

555 is a great gallery in Detroit, so this is a good opportunity if you want to exhibit in Motown.


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  • Joe, count me IN. Hope to have some of my new pieces ready to exhibit.
    - [stargrazer]
  • Joe - Are you only looking for 2d work or are you open to installations and scul...more
    - [nick]
  • Joe's e-mail is foldonline@yahoo.com. I don't know how regularly he is able to...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • sounds great! are they open to film and installation?
    - [ben]
  • I would be interested in doing live sound for a night there.
    - [Patrick Brander]
  • I am interested as well, how do I get involved?
    - [sleepyhead]
  • I am interested in participating. I live in Hamtramck. Might also be able to h...more
    - [Carl Oxley III]
  • I will let Joe know there's been some activity on this post...best bet is to dro...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • To all interested in the 555 show: It has been rescheduled and (slightly) restr...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • For those of you following along at home, the 555show is ON. It is scheduled fo...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • ...and be persistent!
    - [stargrazer]

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paintings that paint themselves

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The Kresge Art Museum's current exhibition is one worth visiting- and it's only open until the end of the month (31.10.04). So hurry on over, if you haven't seen it yet!


           

There are twenty-four artists in Paintings That Paint Themselves, coming from many countries, though all but two live in the United States. They are reinventing painting for us once again in a host of new ways. Suddenly, young artists are excited about what the others are doing. They are visiting each others’ studios, sometimes even sharing secrets. They are experimenting, researching, and learning from and about new materials. There is joy in the artist’s studio as discoveries are made and ways found to speak through abstract matter. And the work is abstract – resolutely so. This is abstract expression without the handwriting, the tell-all gesture of the fifties; it is post-Minimal, post- Conceptual abstract expression – Mark Rothko without tears, Willem De Kooning’s whiplash line without a woman to use it on. We were ready to be excited by abstract painting again. Luckily the artists were ready for us.

The Exhibition website is all encompassing as well, detailing each artist and their work. Inspiring work!



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shifting focus line up.

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


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[jomas] - call for entries

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

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

Entries are due by January 15, 2005.

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


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

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Depth of Field

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

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

October 15th and 16th - Free Admission

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



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  • Some of your image links appear to be broken on my end. But what came across lo...more
    - [name not provided]

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Lansing Photo show

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Thought some of you Lansing-ites might be interested in a photo exhibition that will be featuring a friend of mine, Stan Simmons. Here's the specs:

On October 3rd the Absolute Gallery in Lansing's "Old Town" will have a reception as part of the Sunday art walk.  Stan will be the featured artist for the month and have about 25 prints up.
There is a reception from 1 to 4 PM.
The gallery is on Grand River a half block up the hill from Turner Street.

"If you can make the reception it should be fun, and since it is in old town there will also be three other galleries in walking distance having their opennings at the same time."  - Stan S.


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  • neato. i like stan's stuff.
    - [ben]
  • I've had the pleasure of seeing a lot of Stan's work and hope to make the recept...more
    - [stargrazer]

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found in ann arbor...

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for any of you unfamiliar with (or big fans of) the found fenomena, check out davy rothbart and his band of slapdancing pranksters at the blind pig in ann arbor, 9:30 pm, 208 s. first street, 734.996.8555, with special guests Cloud 9 Music.  the found crew is kerouacing their way across america, sharing and gathering favorite finds along the way.


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  • by the way, what is with everyone's alter egos that appear when you are in the d...more
    - [Ande]
  • also, i was checking out the new outside circle homepage design by louis and i l...more
    - [Ande]
  • cat's outta the bag.
    - [ben]
  • Davy's Found mag has actually made it all the way over here!! I found it (no pun...more
    - [pax]
  • Oh no! I was hoping it wouldn't get a public viewing yet.. It's really buggy a...more
    - [name not provided]
  • sorry louis. only ande has seen it. and my mom.
    - [ben]
  • she likes it.
    - [ben]
  • Ahahaa.. Thank you. (Sorry, the 'and my mom' part just tickles me).
    - [name not provided]
  • http://www.foundmagazine.com/fotw/112303.html - ouch! barb, i thought this was a...more
    - [ben]

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Art Serve Michigan

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ArtServeMichigan.org is a good resource for Michigan-based artists.

Their mission:

ArtServe Michigan supports and advocates for the arts and cultural education in the state of Michigan. ArtServe Michigan accomplishes its mission by working with artists, educators, cultural organizations, businesses, volunteers and others through statewide programs, services and a variety of collaborative efforts.

Register online for Michigan Artist Directory's free monthly email listing of competitions, commissions, grants, calls for entries and job opportunities.

Visit the gallery/members pages.


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  • one problem i have with the Michigan Artist Directory is that is essentially a &...more
    - [ben]
  • This also means that anyone with $40 can be a member. Not to be elitist, but th...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • What I mean to say is that good art comes from all income levels, not just those...more
    - [stargrazer]

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Congratualtions, Nick!

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

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

SOMERSET COUNTRYSIDE :: BABY BADGER

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

http://www.nicklyonmedia.com/



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

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Paris's new slant on underground movies

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La Mexicaine de la Perforation:

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

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


[Read the whole Gaurdian Article]


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

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Hi all! Sorry its been ages since I've posted anything, but I've been in Nepal shooting a documentary for my masters... anyways, a friend of mine told me about a great resource for independent filmmakers called: Shooting People,and although its sardonic humor doesn't always make you smile in the current political state of the world, its really a great database for anyone interested in filmmaking. It is based in England but they started a branch in NY a year ago... and here's a sample of the sorts of things you'll find on their website:

The Reel Deal
From: Matthew Glasson <matthew*at*reeldealtv.com>
http://shootingpeople.org/cards/Glasson

  NYC's independent film showcase, The Reel Deal, is now accepting submissions
  for the next series of episodes beginning on Thursday, August 12.  The Reel
  Deal is a 30 minute program started late last year as a new television forum
  for independent film and video shorts to be broadcast to the borough of
  Manhattan.  In addition, the episodes have had live screenings at various
  venues for the filmmakers and other good folk.
  
  In preparation for the next series of episodes, Reel Deal is now open for any
  and all short film submissions.  Works can be of any sort or origin:
  animated, documentary, drama, experimental just so long as they were done
  independently!     It's absolutely free to submit - up to three shorts at one
  time.  Put your shorts on either mini-DV or DVD and send to this like so...
  
  The Reel Deal
  78 Norman Ave., 1st Floor
  Brooklyn, NY 11222
  
  get out your dusty cameras and send me your shorts
  
  Matthew Glasson
  http://reeldealtv.com
  matthew*at*reeldealtv.com
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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  • Peter... my appologies. I was in the process of updating the link above and unfo...more
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  • nice find chad. very interesting stuff.
    - [ben]
  • No Problem, Nick...
    - [stargrazer]

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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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