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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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discussion

  • 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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discussion

  • 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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discussion

  • 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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discussion

  • 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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discussion

  • 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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cross eyed and painless

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bug. Magnified.Cross your eyes, relax your vision until there are three images, then focus on the center image, Tilt your head slightly to the left or right if necessary to bring into focus.

Fun with electron microscopes! Yes, your hard earned tax dollars pay for somebody in the usda to make these- 3D electron microscope images of mites! Sure to be a conversation starter at parties, a neato way to impress your girlfriend, or soon to be s.o., print these great images out and share em with your friends! Just be careful that you don't over do it, or your eyes will stay that way.

mites in stereo
full color mites in stereo


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discussion

  • That's sweet. Beats the old dot-pattern stereograms any day.
    - [name not provided]
  • When do I get to see the sailboat? Does anyone else find it difficult to view t...more
    - [Ande]
  • The large images were a real strain, but I didn't have much problem with the lit...more
    - [name not provided]
  • now, if they could get the mites to dance or juggle in 3d- that would be really...more
    - [ben]

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plastikman speaks

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for a look, listen & feel of the 2003 plastikman release, closer:
http://www.plastikman.com

Now, though, nascent verse/chorus/verse structures were emerging. 
In the case of the single “Disconnect,” a seething, long fused potboiler
that seems to address the masochism involved in a dysfunctional
relationship, Hawtin suddenly found himself with “this song that was,
like, four verses and had absolutely no music to go with it.  How the
hell did I go from being an instrumental, electronic artist to recording
vocals?” 
-Ben Rayner, June 2003



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discussion

  • You know. I've not heard anything but that track, 'Disconnect', and I was far f...more
    - [name not provided]
  • any idea what happened to the images that I included in this post? Were they ta...more
    - [Ande]
  • Ande, I had to remove them because the referenced files on your hard drive. Fee...more
    - [nick]
  • thanks nick!
    - [Ande]
  • i enjoyed what i heard of this album- dark yes, but good. they use velum in the...more
    - [ben]

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LynnFox is not a woman

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lynnfox makes really good stuff. the following is from I-D magazine (j/j  2002):

"although they sound like a leggy blond in a power suit, lynnfox are the latest visual talent to emerge. actually a collective of three-fresh faced young men - christian mckenzie, patrick chen and bastian glassner- with no film training -all have recently graduated from the bartlett institute with degrees in architecture."

they create super-realist computer animation that "crosses jacquess cousteau with romeo and juliet."
"our work is evocative, without being specific," they explain. "we like to leave it open ended."





they have created work for emi, warp records, and bjork (nature is ancient video). check out their work.


   



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discussion

  • lynnfox is hot. i would totally ask her out! and she knows bjork, so maybe she...more
    - [Ande]

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Here's the Price of Fame: $218.32

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An interesting article at Wired today:

Thumbnail photo: "Jonathan Caouette has turned heads at the Sundance Film Festival with the most basic of tools: old home movies and a bargain-basement editing program. By Jason Silverman."



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discussion

  • i will admit it, i edited a 35 minute film in imovie. props to desktop editing a...more
    - [ben]
  • "People assumed that one day film would be as accessible and inexpensive as writ...more
    - [ben]
  • Hell ye-ah to the democratisation of artforms! I look forward to a film culture...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • what about the $2000 investment to purchase the mac with imovie on it in the fir...more
    - [Ande]

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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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discussion

  • 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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discussion

  • 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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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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Snow Sculpture

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Some of you OCC'ers from Michigan may have noticed the first white stuff of winter on the ground yesterday...

Well, since 1998, 13 teams from all over the world have worked on transforming the 20-ton, 10 x 10 x 12-foot tall blocks of snow into works of art at the International Snow Sculpture Championships.

This all happens in Breckenridge, Colorado in late January / early February each year.

How do they make those big blocks of snow? View the Videos!

Although, Sunday's snow in Michigan may not be enough to do this in the backyard, we should keep this in mind for any future winter OCC gatherings!



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discussion

  • Hey peter, do you remember the year we did snow sculptures at Living God and we...more
    - [Ande]
  • good idea nick. does anyone know if t.c. nick still planning on hosting a gather...more
    - [ben]
  • Yes I do remember the big blue shark! Seems that it started out as a hippo and...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Haven't talked to Nick (Fisher) for a while, but I plan to be in Traverse City a...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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discussion

  • 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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discussion

  • 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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birth of lego

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whether or not we care to admit it, many of us are where we are at today because of legos. yes, i know, you may think that is a stretch, but i know that without those colorful bricks, i would not be the fine manipulator of visual space that i claim to be, and i wouldn't love the danes so much either. in my web hopping today i found out where they really come from: "they are scraped off the inside of magical trees by tiny danish elves, right?." not really... enjoy this trip to the lego factory: the making of a brick

"the making of brick" was created by flash animators extroardinaire, pop! lot's o' neat stuff there... check em out.

sidenote: in my search for a lego image i found this: the brick testament (yes lego bibletales). enjoy.



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discussion

  • neat stuff. this draws off of the retro - isometric, block - tech style. additi...more
    - [nick]
  • The flashing link thing is kind of irritating (but successful, as it gets my att...more
    - [name not provided]
  • the brick testament has to be one of the funniest projects I have ever scene! I...more
    - [Ande]

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the weather project

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an inspiring (and overwhelming) work has been installed in the tate modern's turbine hall [a 500ft x 115ft space]: the weather project by olafur eliasson. the size of the installation itself is amazing (especially since it is indoors), and the atmosphere created by the large sun-like mass of mono-frequency lamps, a ceiling length mirror, and the ever present haze caused people to either stare in awe, sit, or lay down when i visited it (see picture).

link:
understanding the project

"In this installation, The Weather Project, representations of the sun and sky dominate the expanse of the Turbine Hall. A fine mist permeates the space, as if creeping in from the environment outside. Throughout the day, the mist accumulates into faint, cloud-like formations, before dissipating across the space. A glance overhead, to see where the mist might escape, reveals that the ceiling of the Turbine Hall has disappeared, replaced by a reflection of the space below. At the far end of the hall is a giant semi-circular form made up of hundreds of mono-frequency lamps. The arc repeated in the mirror overhead produces a sphere of dazzling radiance linking the real space with the reflection. Generally used in street lighting, mono-frequency lamps emit light at such a narrow frequency that colours other than yellow and black are invisible, thus transforming the visual field around the sun into a vast duotone landscape."

the artist presented his work at the tate modern on november 18th. view the webcast (real media player needed).



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  • //////////////////////''''''''''''''''''' ''''';;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; ;...more
    - [ben]
  • all I can say to that is: ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||-|||...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • I think that scale in and of itself can be a very intriguing medium. This goes...more
    - [stargrazer]

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jowai > one week away!

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there is less than a week left to submit entries for the outside circle collective's publication, jowai: the journal of words and images. thanks to all those that have submitted work thus far. we've got a healthy collection of photos, short stories and poems, but we still want more! we are especially lacking in handmade art (paintings/ sculpture/ collage/ drawings/ crafts/ etc). so if you've got some work you haven't sent in yet, don't miss this opportunity to get your art out there!

all entries can be emailed to
ben@gaydos.org. when emailing images, please keep the images hi-res (+150dpi).   the entrants will be notified when published. questions? email ben (see address above).

entry deadline: nov15 (11.15.03)


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discussion

  • It would be fun to print off the min-JOWAI, make a bunch of copies and distribut...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • If you are going "home" for the holidays, consider taking a stack of mini-JOWAIs...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • definietly! these are good ideas peter. thanks...
    - [ben]

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the forest for the trees

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in edinburgh there exists a forest: a self-funded, not-for-profit arts café and exhibition space, run and staffed by a collective of volunteers. the forest is an inspiring experiment in arts, food, public space & forum, entertainment, sustainablity, and community. the space the forest (housed in a former church) maintains a gallery, a café/bar, and a gathering area to eat/ sleep /study /converse. it is staffed by volunteers and entirely funded by the food sold off of their menu (the most expensive dish costs £3.50), all of which is either vegetarian or vegan, as well as fairly traded and ethically produced. sound too good to be true? the forest also provides:

Free Bike Hire : passport or credit card deposit required
Free Sewing Machine : just in case
Free Broadband Internet Access : limited to 15mins only when there is a queue
Free Event Space : Host anything, see anything, all for nothin'
Free Workshops : and any event you or your friends wish to have
Ride Share Board : don't like it here, go someplace else
Multi Media Facilities : Super8, 16mm, video and computer projection available
Swap Board : change something old into something new
Open Decks : just ask!
Grants : up to £100 for worthy projects just submit a proposal

those that i talked with were quite interested in OCC as well as creating a dialogue between the two groups. they welcomed OCC's publication, jowai, and encouraged us to enter films in their film festival, and welcomed submissions for exhibition.

 



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discussion

  • but do they toss the caber?
    - [stargrazer]
  • i do
    - [ben]

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happy halloween

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a little halloween imagery from digital blasphemy
"two pumpkins jack"



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testing: one, two, batik

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"turtle island"
batik by
ande m. johnston
this is a test to see if i can insert an image into my weblog posting
turtle island is a native american creation myth


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  • great job champ!
    - [ben]
  • thanks ben! i just needed to sit down and figure it out!
    - [Ande]
  • is there anyway to insert the picture other than making the .html img src refere...more
    - [Ande]
  • it does have to be an image source reference. spaces does have an image library,...more
    - [ben]
  • I've been wondering about that, too, so I can visually spice my posts.
    - [stargrazer]
  • thanks ben!
    - [Ande]
  • kein problem
    - [ben]

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the art of greg martin

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Here is a digital artist that has a very cool vision, as well as a very cool site:

http://gallery.artofgregmartin.com/index.html

take a look, and someday, I might even figure out how to include a cool sample in my posting!

p.s. all the links to pieces are new pop up windows, so if you have a pop up stopper running, disable it as you look at this site or you may not be able to view any of the works.



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  • cool samples are a quick dragndrop away. just open a window with the image you w...more
    - [ben]
  • pretty amazing work. like to know his methods and tools.
    - [ben]
  • Outer space is what initially got me into art, so I respond to these on that lev...more
    - [stargrazer]

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all barney no rubble

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matthew barney's five film, six (plus) hour long, 8 year, multimedia cremaster cycle is coming to the detroit film theater (detroit institute of arts) this friday, october 31st, through sunday, november 2nd.

dubbed "the most important artist of his generation," by the new york times; barney has been hailed quite the opposite by many critics as well, because of his films "solipsism, banal masculine trials, and sleep-inducing longueurs."

it must be said however, that few artists have ever gone as far as barney has gone as a sculptor, or let alone a film maker. who else has succesfully combined a retired bond girl, the ilse of man, two goodyear blimps, richard serra, a hungarian opera, bronco stadium, the chrysler building in nyc, and installations made of petroleum jelly into one cohesive avant-garde film series whose title comes from the muscle that controls the rising and lowering of the testicles?

other important upcoming screenings:

Nov 5–19,  Columbus, OH – Wexner Center for the Arts
Nov 7–13,  Manchester, England – The Cornerhouse
Nov 7–17,  Chicago, IL – Doc Films

http://www.cremaster.net



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  • I'd love to see this, but it is being shown in Detroit on one of the busiest wee...more
    - [nick]
  • yes they are planning on releasing it in it's entirety in a dvd set. or you can...more
    - [ben]
  • cremaster cycle, i love it! after seeing this work, i think my own have finally...more
    - [Ande]
  • Oi. I, unfortunately, Have not much positive to say, other than I would really...more
    - [name not provided]
  • The scale of this project is impressive. The imagery (and intent, apparently) i...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • "more! more! more!" wait that was the pointer sisters.
    - [ben]
  • i saw #'s 5 and 2 the other day. i can say i enjoyed them a great deal, there wa...more
    - [ben]

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365 A PAGE IN MY BOOK

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MY Idea

A Page In My Book

365

my experiment

one year long

Creativity of all types

short stories, photos, art, poems, etc...

You have one page to fill with anything you desire

send your ideas to apageinmybook@hotmail.com

one submission will be picked daily for 365 days

 

 



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  • mary ann, i took a digital photo of your flyer. if you would like to post it to...more
    - [ben]
  • This is a great idea! Are there any other criteria (i.e. one page per contribut...more
    - [stargrazer]

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kino film festival [manchester]

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manchester's 8th annual short film festival started tuesday, the 21st, and continues through sunday, the 26th.

Special programmes within the main focus this year include:
A new strand of gothic fantasy shorts “Kino Horror”, the continuation of the Latin American theme “Kino Latino”; the focus on the middle east “Magic Carpet”; our cultural diversity strand “Bluefire” focusing on British and International Black and Asian film making; the focus on digital shorts "Inspired by the Medium" for films made on DV and mixed media; our usual brand of quirky, off the wall, provocative and cutting edge new work in “Going Underground”, and finally our regional showcase “Made up North”, aimed at showcasing films from local and regional filmmakers.

download the programme (pdf)

http://www.kinofilm.org.uk



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  • How did this go. Ben and Julia, did you attend?
    - [stargrazer]
  • we attended one documentary screening- which wasn't all that great, surprisingly...more
    - [ben]

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