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Memorial Project for Jobbers’ Canyon Built with ConAgra Products

Turbulence Commission: Memorial Project for Jobbers’ Canyon Built with ConAgra Products by Nicholas O’Brien [Best viewed in Chrome, Firefox or Safari]

Memorial Project for Jobbers’ Canyon Built with ConAgra Products pays homage to lost architectural treasures. In 1989 ConAgra, the second largest agricultural distributor in the United States, began building its new corporate headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. In the process, twenty-four buildings over six city blocks were demolished. The district, known as Jobbers’ Canyon, was listed in the National Registry of Historic Places and is considered the largest lost site on record. Using preserved records and architectural drawings O’Brien has ‘rebuilt’ ten of the buildings, substituting the original construction materials with products distributed by ConAgra. Continue reading


Jun 17, 19:02
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Hz Journal: From Plaintext Players to Avatar Actors: A Short Survey of Online Gaming Performance

[Eva and Franco Mattes aka 0100101110101101.ORG Reenactment of Valie Export and Peter Weibel’s Tapp und Tastkino, (2007)] From Plaintext Players to Avatar Actors: A Short Survey of Online Gaming Performance by Mathias Jansson:

Performance art emerged in the mid-1960s into the 1970s and was a way to push the boundaries between art and everyday life. Many artists saw performance as an opportunity to bring art directly to the audience without having to detour through the galleries, curators or agents. Performance therefore often occurs outside the institutions on streets, squares or other public places. It was defined as an antithesis to theatre and the ideal was to “create an ephemeral and authentic experience for performer and audience in an event that could not be repeated, captured or purchased.”(1) Famous performance artists from this time are Yoko Ono, Joseph Beuys, Vito Acconci, Chris Burden and Marina Abramović. Continue reading


May 9, 11:39
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Futures of Nature [za Johannesburg]

You are invited to apply for a place in the 2012 Session of the Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa). The 2012 Session, Futures of Nature, is part of a drive within the humanities to reframe the disciplines and critical theory in light of the environmental emergency that is said to endanger most species on the planet, including our own.

We will reflect on some of the major challenges relating to the contemporary conditions and the long-term sustainability of life on Earth. Ours is an age characterized by the indelible imprint of human activity on the Earth’s climate, its geology and its conditions – a process which may lead to the planet’s becoming inhospitable to human life. It is also an era that blurs the distinction between human history and culture and the Earth’s natural history and material composition. Continue reading


Mar 25, 16:06
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Isidore Isou, Hypergraphic Novels [se Stockholm]

Exhibition: Isidore Isou: Hypergraphic Novels, 1950–1984; curated by Frédéric Acquaviva :: until April 13, 2012 :: Book Release: April 12 :: The Romanian Cultural Institute of Stockholm, Skeppsbron 20, Stockholm, Sweden.

Lorsqu’on rompt, on n’a pas de public, on forme un public future.
(When you break away, you don’t have an audience, you are creating a future audience.)

— Isidore Isou, Les Journaux des Dieux (1950, “The Gods’ Diaries”)

The Romanian Cultural Institute of Stockholm is proud to present an exhibition and an accompanying catalogue focusing on one unique but essential aspect of Isidore Isou’s work: his innovative and ultra-contemporary contribution to the novel, especially what he called the hypergraphic novel. Continue reading


Mar 15, 13:17
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The ARPANET Dialogues Vol. IV

The ARPANET Dialogues Vol. IV: ARPANET Test, April 1976, with Jim Henson, Ayn Rand, Sidney Nolan & Yoko Ono.

17 April 1976: The transcript presented here records a conversation between four figures from the broad spectrum of culture: puppeteer Jim Henson; Russian-American writer, philosopher and playwright Ayn Rand; painter Sidney Nolan; and artist and musician Yoko Ono. A few months after the fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War, The Agency’s tests with the ARPANET convened these four individuals, each with a distinct sense of, as well as the potential means for, a competing world-view. Continue reading


Mar 13, 13:37
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Live Stage: Moments. A History of Performance in 10 Acts [de Karlsruhe]

Moments. A History of Performance in 10 Acts :: March 8 – April 29, 2012 :: Opening: March 17; 4:00 pm :: ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Lorenzstrasse 19, 76135 Karlsruhe, Germany. Continue reading


Mar 4, 13:45
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Live Stage: Yvonne Rainer [us Beacon, NY]

Performance Series at Dia:Beacon — Yvonne Rainer :: February 25-26, 2012; 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm + May 13; 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm :: Dia:Beacon, 3 Beekman Street, Beacon, NY. Continue reading


Feb 17, 18:45
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Live Stage: Intuition and Ingenuity [uk Brighton]

[Image by boredomresearch. Courtesy of [DAM]Berlin/Cologne.] Intuition and Ingenuity :: February 17–26, 2012 :: Opening Reception: February 16; 7:00 – 9:00 pm :: Artists’ Talk: February 21; 7:00 pm :: Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton, BN1 4AJ. Continue reading


Feb 17, 17:27
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The Aspen Movie Map Beat Google Street View by 28 Years

[nettime] Still There by Olia Lialina

On nettime olia lialina wrote: Dear nettimers,

I thought I should post the intro to my Still There research here. There must be still people on the list who remember what I remember, or remember it differently.

In September 1996, I came to Rotterdam to participate in the Dutch Electronic Art Festival – not as an artist yet but as a film curator, or, to say it better, as a film curator from Moscow who made a website for a film club. For many people, the mid-90s were all about going online, making websites, travelling to the East and to the West.[1]

It was my very first media art event. Continue reading


Jan 21, 18:28
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[ openspace ] wilderness [meme.garden] A More Subtle Perplex A Temporary Memorial Project for Jobbers' Canyon Built with ConAgra Products A Travel Guide A.B.S.M.L. Ars Virtua Artist-in-Residence (AVAIR) (2007) Awkward_NYC besides, Bonding Energy Bronx Rhymes Cell Tagging Channel TWo: NY Condition:Used Constellation Over Playas Data Diaries Domain of Mount GreylockVideo Portal Eclipse Empire State Endgame: A Cold War Love Story Flight Lines From the Valley of the Deer FUJI spaces and other places Global Direct Google Variations Gothamberg Grafik Dynamo Grow Old Handheld Histories as Hyper-Monuments html_butoh I am unable to tell you I'm Not Stalking You; I'm Socializing iLib Shakespeare (the perturbed sonnet project) INTERP Invisible Influenced iPak - 10,000 songs, 10,000 images, 10,000 abuses iSkyTV Journal of Journal Performance Studies Killbox L-Carrier Les Belles Infidles look art Lumens My Beating Blog MYPOCKET No Time Machine Nothing Happens: a performance in three acts Nothing You Have Done Deserves Such Praise Oil Standard Panemoticon Peripheral n2: KEYBOARD Playing Duchamp Plazaville Psychographics: Consumer Survey Recollecting Adams School of Perpetual Training Searching for Michelle/SFM Self-Portrait Shadow Play: Tales of Urbanization of China ShiftSpace Commissions Program Social Relay Mail Space Video Spectral Quartet Superfund365, A Site-A-Day text_ocean The Xanadu Hijack This and that thought. Touching Gravity 2/Tilt Tumbarumba Tweet 4 Action Urban Attractors and Private Distractors We Ping Good Things To Life Wikireuse Without A Trace WoodEar Word Market You Don't Know Me
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