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Live Stage: Clothing Without Cloth [nl Rotterdam + online]

Test_Lab: Clothing Without Cloth — Material Explorations in the Field of Fashion & Technology, curated by Valérie Lamontagne, featuring: Emily Crane, Christien Meindertsma, Carole Collet, Grado Zero Espace, Pauline van Dongen, Freedom of Creation :: May 26, 2011; 8:00 – 11:00 pm :: V2_, Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam + streamed live.

Material culture in clothing and fashion has always been linked to technology — from looms to sewing machines to the processes of harvesting raw materials and transforming them into ‘cloth’. However, the concept and materiality of textile is being contested with new technical practices which subvert conventional expectations of what cloth should be. Continue reading


Apr 30, 17:28
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The Network as Material Workshop [ca Toronto]

The 14th Annual Subtle Technologies Festival in collaboration with Designing Digital Media for the Internet of Things (DDiMIT) presents The Network as Material Workshop with Julian Oliver :: May 28-30, 2011 :: DDiMIT, 376 Bathurst St, Toronto ON M5T 2S6 :: Register here.

In this three day workshop media artist Julian Oliver guides participants through an in depth study of the network as a medium for creating art. The workshop explores the many tools available for interrogating and manipulating data over both wired and wireless networks. Continue reading


Apr 26, 11:45
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Mobile Art: The Aesthetics of Mobile Network Culture in Place Making

[Image: The Border Memorial: Frontera de los Muertos by John Craig Freeman and Mark Skwarek] Mobile Art: The Aesthetics of Mobile Network Culture in Place Making :: February 22-25, 2012 :: College Art Association Conference, Los Angeles, California :: Call for Papers — Deadline: May 1.

The integration of mobile and locational technology into physical place has broadened the possibilities for the creation of new spaces of interaction and opened the disciplinary boundaries used to define and
understand the public arena. When real places are merged with virtual worlds, or augmented with interactive digital media, the result is a completely new “hybrid” environment where physical and digital objects coexist in real time. We seek proposals from artists, scholars, or interdisciplinary collaborative teams that engage art that incorporates cell phones, GPS, and other mobile technologies. Continue reading


Apr 23, 16:12
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Live Stage: gradually melt the sky [us Brooklyn]

gradually melt the sky: “augmented reality” as overlay, intervention and challenge to the material world — a curatorial project by Mark Skwarek + Will Pappenheimer :: April 8 – May 1, 2011 :: Opening: April 8; 7:00 – 10:00 pm (Opening night live performances by Jeremy Bailey and Mark Skwarek at approximately 8:00 pm) :: Devotion Gallery, 54 Maujer St., Brooklyn NY.

“The title of this exhibition takes its cue from the 1964 artwork-poem “Tunafish Sandwich” by Yoko Ono. The text imagines a performance event which is at once cosmic and mundane, an action painting and a protest. The artworks in this exhibition employ a recent developing technology dubbed “augmented reality” to overlay, intervene and challenge the physical world in much the same conjectural spirit as preceding Fluxus and Conceptual works. Continue reading


Apr 1, 18:23
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Keeping it Real: Material Intelligence [uk London]

Rivane Neuenschwander’s film in high-speed motion shows ants devouring a map of the world rendered in honey. On view at the Whitechapel Gallery now.


Mar 19, 12:49
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Immaterials: Light painting WiFi

Frakcija #55: Curating Performing Arts

Frakcija Magazine for Performing Arts, Issue No. 55: Curating Performing Arts:

The concept of the curator has become more and more influential in the performing arts in recent years. But while it has been heavily discussed and theorized within the visual arts, the function of the programmer, producer, curator in the performing arts remains strangely un-debated. Even though programming in dance, theatre and performance has undergone fundamental changes over the last decades there are barely any texts that reflect on its specific role in art production and reception.

This edition of the performing art magazine Frakcija is the first publication fully dedicated to investigating the concept of the curator in performing arts, from its pragmatic limitations, its relations to art and artists up to its conditions within the field of immaterial labour and its role within the system of the art market. Continue reading


Nov 8, 13:53
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In the Mud and Blood of Networks

In the Mud and Blood of Networks: An Interview with Graham Harwood by Anthony Iles, Mute Magazine:

Graham Harwood and Matsuko Yokokoji (YoHA) build contraptions that expose and collapse down the productive chains linking telecommunications media to some of the raw materials that constitute them. In this interview with Anthony Iles however, Harwood rejects theoretical discourses of resistance in favour of a more direct and technical method of ‘action research’ which skirts art and politics.

In the 1990s Graham Harwood’s work with the media arts and education group Mongrel plotted a characteristically antagonistic approach to cultural hybridity and the social uses of technology. Continue reading


Oct 14, 21:24
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Radars & Fences III: Borders, Affect, Space [us NYC]

Radars & Fences III: Borders, Affect, Space — A symposium with Ricardo Dominguez & Amy Carroll, Teddy Cruz, Helga Tawil Souri, Laila el Haddad & Mushon Zer-Aviv :: March 12, 2010; 9:30 am – 5:00 pm :: Hemispheric Institute, 20 Cooper Square – 5th Floor, New York, NY :: Please RSVP.

Radars and Fences 2010 will explore the production of the Israel/ Palestine and Mexico/ US borders, examining how they engage affects, bodies, and spatial scales. Despite their seemingly confounding specificities, it is our intention to open up a dialogue between these borders in order to enable new terms of practical and political engagement. By bringing this plurality of perspectives into dialogue around the themes of affect and space, we hope to reinvigorate critical analysis of the border in all of its (im)materialities and locations.


Mar 8, 19:27
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“Under the Sign of Labor” by Sabeth Buchmann

I. From the Dematerialized Object to Immaterial Labor

Anglo-American Conceptual art, which emerged in the mid to late 1960s, displayed a new interest in linguistics and information theory that clearly distinguished it from the industrially coded production aesthetics of Pop art and Minimalism. The thesis that went along with this was that replacing author-centered object production with linguistic or information-based propositions represented a challenge not only to any traditional “material-object paradigm” (Art & Language) but also to those aspects of craftsmanship within “production values” that are crucial to any claims to authorship and the “work,” and this perhaps helps to explain how and why the history of Conceptual art has mistakenly been written as a history of “dematerialization of the object.”(1) Continue reading


Nov 28, 14:28
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