Sep 29, 2006
posted at 15:13 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid
Just in time for Cory Arcangel’s opening at Team Gallery tonight his net art piece “punk rock 101” made it to Digg’s front page (
Check out the Digg post… (with the lame commentary and all)
This net art work is brilliant. Cory has, with one simple gesture, created a work of art that brings into stark relief both mass media’s lurid fascination with celebrity downfall and the commercialization (monteziation in the parlance) of private lives via web sites and services like MySpace and Gmail. We’re both repelled and fascinated by it.
I fixed the title of the piece, originally I had it as “Kurt Cobain’s suicide letter vs. Google AdSense.”
According to Cory, he made 92USD from the page yesterday (when it first hit Digg) and has made 230USD since he launched it. permanent link to this post
Sep 26, 2006
posted at 15:49 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid
So, Ive been pretty quiet for about the last 4 - 5 months,…no new projects posted to the web, … even my delicious linking fell off … well that cause I have been working on an art show I have opening this Friday :-) the show is called “subtractions, modifications, addenda, and other recent contributions to participatory culture”. I am happy to be opening Team’s NEW SOHO GALLERY!! There are some new videos, a few computer hacks, and even a 12inch vinyl record. Source code for the projects will appear here eventually, but for now there is just a real world version. So please come and check it out. Here are the details:
83 Grand Street, between Wooster and Greene
Friday, September 29, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
and here is the press release.
via: Team Gallery Soho Opening! Sept 2006 permanent link to this post
posted at 15:38 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver
Sep 25, 2006
posted at 13:20 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver
Sep 22, 2006
posted at 15:57 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid
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Sep 21, 2006
posted at 17:44 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver
posted at 13:45 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid
Still, I enjoyed the documentary very much.
One thought I had while watching is that what Warhol did for the mechanical image in art still hasn’t been done for the digital image. permanent link to this post
Sep 20, 2006
posted at 13:51 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid
Go here to find the schedule on your local station. permanent link to this post
Sep 19, 2006
posted at 01:21 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver
Sep 16, 2006
posted at 14:14 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid
My fave? the bobbies grappling with wildstyle graffiti.
And, of course, the update of Warhol’s prediction. permanent link to this post
Sep 15, 2006
posted at 18:17 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid
(open image in new browser window for full-size)
Background info here.
Photo provided by Marisa.
I’ve decided that it is now my life’s mission to trick Lee Walton into entering Union Square again. permanent link to this post
posted at 12:49 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver
E7 is slated to come down Sept 30, so check it out. permanent link to this post
Sep 14, 2006
posted at 16:21 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver
Wikipedia tries to sort out the unfolding story of Lonelygirl15 permanent link to this post
Sep 13, 2006
posted at 16:18 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver
On Friday, September 15th effective precisely at Noon- Lee Walton will leave Union Square Park never to return again.
Following a self-imposed life restriction, Walton’s world will get a little bit smaller. In the morning, Walton will be spending his final hours in the park before his departure. Exactly at noon, he will descend the steps of the park and begin walking south in search of a cold valedictory beer.
Any additional company and support on this difficult day would be welcomed and appreciated.
Hint: The 4th floor windows at the DSW shoe store on 14th street yield an excellent view of Walton’s final descent down the steps of Union Square Park. permanent link to this post
Sep 12, 2006
posted at 15:30 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver
10 Pre-Rejected, Pre-Approved Performances: Midnight In The Deli
2005, web page, $100 worth of deli goods, digital video, wood
Artists' Space, We are all Together: Media(ted) Performance
Sep 12, 2006
posted at 13:43 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid
Conflux is the annual NYC festival for contemporary psychogeography where international artists, technologists, urban adventurers and the public put investigations of everyday city life into practice on the streets. Currently in its third year, Conflux will take place September 14 - 17th in Brooklyn. Over 80 artists from across the US and countries including Canada, UK, Spain, Germany, Finland, Sweden and Australia will come to Williamsburg to present projects including experimental walking, biking, boat and public-transport tours; street games and tech workshops; mobile broadcasts, performances and temporary installations.
Get all the info at the web site of course. permanent link to this post
Sep 11, 2006
posted at 14:48 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid
Fuck you Dick Cheney.
Fuck you Karl Rove.
Fuck you Donald Rumsfeld.
Fuck all the motherfuckers that took this heinous crime and used it for their own pathetic political powerplays. Their cheap and disgusting tactics have done more harm to the US and the world than 1000 Osama’s could ever hope to do.
Congratulations motherfuckers! Happy September 11!
A less hysterical take: Olbermann . permanent link to this post
Sep 10, 2006
posted at 15:16 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid
dont tell anyone, but i might be using applescript for a project……
So… ya know… um, keep it cool. permanent link to this post
Sep 09, 2006
posted at 14:50 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver
Sep 06, 2006
posted at 14:10 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid/politics
It is to our deep national shame—and ultimately it will be to the President’s deep personal regret—that he has followed his Secretary of Defense down the path of trying to tie those loyal Americans who disagree with his policies—or even question their effectiveness or execution—to the Nazis of the past, and the al Qaeda of the present.
Today, in the same subtle terms in which Mr. Bush and his colleagues muddied the clear line separating Iraq and 9/11 — without ever actually saying so—the President quoted a purported Osama Bin Laden letter that spoke of launching, “a media campaign to create a wedge between the American people and their government.”
Make no mistake here—the intent of that is to get us to confuse the psychotic scheming of an international terrorist, with that familiar bogeyman of the right, the “media.”
The President and the Vice President and others have often attacked freedom of speech, and freedom of dissent, and freedom of the press.
Now, Mr. Bush has signaled that his unparalleled and unprincipled attack on reporting has a new and venomous side angle:
The attempt to link, by the simple expediency of one word—“media”—the honest, patriotic, and indeed vital questions and questioning from American reporters, with the evil of Al-Qaeda propaganda.
That linkage is more than just indefensible. It is un-American.
full transcript on MSNBC
video on Crooks & Liars permanent link to this post
Sep 05, 2006
posted at 13:33 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid
Sep 04, 2006
posted at 14:40 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid
For their first solo Los Angeles exhibition, the McCoys present two new works. Both pieces are inspired by the language and themes of childhood. In the upstairs gallery, their project Special Things explores a super-charged utopian childhood of cavorting lambs, romping youths, and chiffon rainbows. All of this is rendered sculpturally in fragments across sixteen small hanging sculptures. Each sculpture consists of a miniature scene, a small video camera, and a mirrored word layered across the front of the sculpture. On a nearby screen, images of the sixteen scenes and their words are rapidly intercut, creating new sentences and shifting meaning: “The children feel special today” or “You can smell the flowers”.permanent link to this post
In the downstairs gallery, the McCoys present Scary Things whose images come from simple elements of nature that can be frightening to children. This sculpture uses a similar technique of tiny cameras, sculptural miniatures, and acrylic text, but here the terrain is one integrated platform. Although the sculpture contains only ten words, hundreds of sentences are created, forming a reduced poetry of fear: “Dogs are fighting scary things” or “Lost birds are scary “.
Sep 02, 2006
posted at 15:07 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid
New materials are one of the great afflictions of contemporary art. Some artists confuse new materials with new ideas. There is nothing worse than seeing art that wallows in gaudy baubles. By and large most artists who are attracted to these materials are the ones who lack the stringency of mind that would enable them to use the materials well. It takes a good artist to use new materials and make them into a work of art. The danger is, I think, in making the physicality of the materials so important that it becomes the idea of the work (another kind of expressionism).
Sol LeWitt, “Paragraphs on Conceptual Art”
I remember taking a photography class in college (I was a painter at the time). I liked it quite a bit and considered changing my focus. But I realized that I was infatuated with the tech, I knew that I would simply follow the tech down a hole. It was the non-tech of painting, I thought, that would help me focus on the ‘art.’
So it’s ironic to me that I ended up working as a new media artist for so long… perhaps this is why we feel part of the ‘new media ghetto.’ It’s a good thing that MTAA has M.River, who, on many levels, doesn’t give a shit about the tech.
M.River adds: Wow. I just found out interweb is not about “trucks”. It’s about “tubes”. Why doesn’t anyone tell me these things? Luckily the government is on top of all of this. permanent link to this post