Come out to Jaaga July 1st at 7:30pm!

Jaaga Dhvani is a new work of Sound Art by New York-based artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg.

Jaaga Dhvani is quite literally the voice of a space – a sonic representation of the Jaaga art center imagined as a living corporeal entity.

Jaaga Dhvani is also a voice from space – the space around us in both our immediate and vast conceptions of place; an exploration of Jaaga , Bangalore, and India more generally as a site of collision between the global and the local, the high and the low tech, the very old and the very new.


Andrew Demirjian's Eyebeam Residency project,  Scenes from Last Week Lex/47, at Roger Smith Hotel.

Projects: Scene from Last Week
People: Andrew Demirjian
Tags: surveillance, video, youtube

Here are a few verses the algorithm generated today. I especially enjoy the first one as two of my good friends are getting married today in California (congrats Dan and Ellie! sorry it’s not more upbeat…)

joyously the bridal garland
perish too thy hated name and
warlike steed and throw the dart
dear in joy and part in silence

and their faces ran with blood of
earth loving sons your virtues prove
arjun and on kuru’s king and
lost him to restore the kingdom

larger stouter is this kuru
bowing to her weeping sister
bright celestial cars in concourse
lightninglike it came on karna

render honour to thy king and
lost himself and all was still and
torn not the deep and deadly sound
heaving sobs convulsed her bosom


Friday, July 15th - August 8th

In a city constantly moving forward and erasing its relationship with the past, Scenes from Last Week: W. 14th St. seeks to re-insert the past into the present. The work is a public art installation that uses video surveillance cameras and monitors in two storefronts directly across the street from each other on 218 and 225 14th st. Moniotrs facing the street show the current view the and the view from seven the previous days synchronized to the current moment, giving the passerby the chance to see the  recent history of where they are standing. The work creates a perceptual trip wire into the past, intended to reawaken our senses to the randomness and ritual in our daily environment.

Opening: Friday, July 15th from 6 - 8 pm @ 225 14th St. - Rags-A-GoGo

Art in Odd Places is a collaborative partner for this project.

Project Created: 
March 2011

Invisible audiences drive the success and failures of mediated social life. Before we rush to further network our private and public spaces we should consider this radical cultural shift. Some lessons can be learned from a recent ambiguous website and an old ambiguous book.

work by Liu Bolin

Start Date: 
29 Aug 2006

Upgrade! NY
August 2006

This time the Upgrade event attempted to take on the dark desires beyond the basic art/privacy/surveillance discourse.

Through three projects exercising different modes of surveillance we discussed artists jealousy of authoritative powers and the desire to posses these powers themselves.

in(security) - 31Down’s Online Surveillance Drama
This is a live online theater piece that uses surveillance cameras as a playing space for actors and audience members as you become part of a security team policing the streets of New York.
devised and developed by: Ryan Holsopple and Mirit Tal.

People: Andrew Schneider, Christian Croft, David Nolen, Mirit Tal, Mushon Zer-Aviv, Ryan Holsopple, Toshiaki Ozawa
Tags: critique, mobile device, net art, surveillance, Toshiaki Ozawa, Mushon Zer-Aviv
Start Date: 
10 Nov 2006
Upgrade! NY

November 2006

tobias c. van Veen (curates Upgrade! Montréal), Trace Reddell and Jamie Allen performed and discussed their new audio works.

People: Trace Reddell, tobias c. van Veen, Jamie Allen
Tags: VJ, surveillance, performance, gaming, circuit building

America’s Finest (1993-5) utilizes an M-16 rifle and manipulated optics to question the identity of agressor and victim and the role played by images of war in the psyche of the observer. The work enacted the idea of Étienne Jules Marey's camera-gun, already implicit in Room of One's Own, her third interactive work created in 1990.  America's Finest was shown as part of the Prix Selection exhibition at Eyebeam Atelier.

Hershman Leeson is an Emeritus Professor of Digital Art in the Techno Cultural Studies Program at the University of California, Davis, and an A.D. White Professor at Large at Cornell University, the highest honor bestowed by that institution.

Project Created: 
March 2004
Book Details
Hardcover, 340 pages
Publication Date: 
November 2005
In Stock: 

What is the condition of the suspect in a post-9/11 world? Do perpetual detention, ubiquitous surveillance cameras, and the legal apparatus of the USA Patriot Act target suspects accurately or generate suspicion indiscriminately? Suspect, the latest in a series from Alphabet City and the first in its new format of topical book-length magazines, gathers hard evidence about the fate of the suspect in a culture of suspicion with contributions from writers, artists, and filmmakers.

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