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|Current Reblogger: Chloë Bass|
Chloë Bass is an artist, curator and community organizer based in Brooklyn. She is the co-lead organizer for Arts in Bushwick (artsinbushwick.org), which produces the ever-sprawling Bushwick Open Studios, BETA Spaces, and performance festival SITE Fest, which she founded. Recent artistic work has been seen at SCOPE Art Fair, CultureFix, the Bushwick Starr Theater, Figment, and The Last Supper Art Festival, as well as in and around the public spaces of New York City. She has guest lectured at Parsons, the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, and Brooklyn College. Other moments have found her co-cheffing Umami: People + Food, a 90 person private supper club; growing plants with Boswyck Farms (boswyckfarms.org); and curating with architecture gallery SUPERFRONT (superfront.org). Chloë holds a BA in Theater Studies from Yale University, and an MFA in Performance and Interactive Media Arts (PIMA) from Brooklyn College.
Sissu Tarka says: The text on comon flowers and biotech-DIY I am currently writing, drifts into too many sideways. Deleuze & Guattari (1988) “The wisdom of the plants: even when they have roots, there is always an outside where they form a rhizome with something else—with the wind, an animal, human beings (and there is also an aspect under which animals...”. Recycled residencies – tree house residencies - double temporary: project Outlandia by London Fieldworks http://www.londonfieldworks.com/projects/outlandia/gallery.php
And a loop to Scottish poet Kathleen Jamie, from The Tree House (2004): Reliquary. The land we inhabit opens to reveal – the stain of ancient settlements, plague pits where we’d lay – our fibre-optic cables; but witness these brittle August – bluebells casting seed, like tiny hearts in caskets – tossed onto a battle ground.
Sissu Tarka says: Printed matter might matter from time to time to space.
Currently working on a project for/with AND http://www.andpublishing.org/window/and-window/. Still affected by Åbäke design http://www.myspace.com/abakespace. And early forms of political pamphleteering – remember the Futurists who did that air-drop of pamphlets somewhere from an aeroplane. And their manifesto in Le Figaro, 1909 . . .http://www.shafe.co.uk/art/Le_Figaro-_20_February_1909-_Futurist_Manifesto.asp. Or WIKI design. And conventions of publishing. Open books. Mallarmé, The Book http://www.art-agenda.com/shows/view/807.
Sissu Tarka says: Conscious détournements. The Song of the Whale, CAE posters http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/en/fourplus/art_n_chapman.html http://www.critical-art.net/posters.html
Sissu Tarka says: The Other Landscape........................Caught in being Mediator, mediating content, mediating practice, mediating code, mediating sonic pressures. How to invent new reference systems, avoid references, transform references into hybrid bodies - becoming reference system, microscopic?!
Dreamscape Kyoto. Zoo - rhythm. Cartoon-ised world. Clouds over Kazakhstan. Black Shoals.
http://www.blackshoals.net/ http://freee.org.uk/ http://www.dave.beech.clara.net/ (http://lessig.org/blog/bad_code/) http://www.networkedcultures.org/
Sissu Tarka says: Spending Saturday afternoon in London’s financial district. Deserted streets on days like this, emptied out market places, stranded tourists (7 in total). Passing the infamous Lloyd's building, deciding to take some rounds at Norman Foster’s ‘Gherkin’ until being stopped by the security, and told “It is not allowed to cycle round this tower.” (Check out Kippenberger’s Psychobuildings, book of photographs, 1988; and Nils Norman’s The Contemporary Picturesque, 2000, an exploration into urban architecture and design and how public space is linked to, and constitutive of forms of repression. Today’s forms? Flexible, less tangible.) Leaving the district to cross Southwark bridge.
Past few days were spent on developing a text which, together with other current (actual and virtual) investigations, led me to think further about mythologies. The myth of hacking. Myths of open culture.
Read Galloway / Thacker (2007) on Rhetorics of Freedom, and open source with its focus on “code in isolation”, “fetish[ing] all the wrong things” – opposition between closed and open is flawed.
Watching journey through the Tivoli Gardens. Kenneth Anger, Eaux D’Artifice (1953)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nABlcJJvzYE&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu7Fvhns31M. Re-turning to Mark Lewis Jay's Garden, Malibu (2001) http://www.marklewisstudio.com/films2/Jays_Garden.htm a work I included in a recent film-event as part of a ‘Victorian Gardening’ programme. Interlinked themes.
Sissu Tarka says: How can we think of forms of activism and collectivity that operate on a quiet level, no big gestures, or revolutionary acts, but are embedded in the everyday. How would a medium such as film be able to express this? The Surface of Each Day is a Different Planet http://www.tate.org.uk/intermediaart/raqs.shtm versus ‘spectacle against spectacle’ as with Jean-Luc Godard’s British Sounds (1970) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tBLQEriebs? The silence and force of Agnès Varda’s films?!
Jacques Rancière (2004): “At the time of the Russian Revolution, art and production would be identified because they came under one and the same principle concerning the redistribution of the sensible, they came under one and the same virtue of action that opens up a form of visibility at the same time as it manufactures objects. The cult of art presupposes a revalorisation of the abilities attached to the very idea of work. However, this idea is less the discovery of the essence of human activity than a recomposition of the relationship between doing, making, being, seeing, and saying. Whatever might be the specific type of economic circuits they lie within, artistic practices are not ‘exceptions’ to other practices. They represent and reconfigure the distribution of these activities.”
And shifting smoothly to Mexican architect Luis Barragán (1902-88) who in his house Casa Barragán had installed record players in almost every room. Sonic omnipresence, or early transportable sound system.
Sissu says: RE:GROUP by-product.
Remote contribution for tonight’s event. Modelling dissent, outsourcing academia, flattening professions, and dreaming of public (legal) systems as forms of liberalisation.
Protoacademy http://www.foruma.co.kr/workshop/eng/proto.htm, Free Cinema School 09 / Centre for Possible Studies http://vimeo.com/9553680, Future Academy http://www.futureacademy.info/, Bureau for Open Culture http://www.descenttorevolution.info/.
Instructions: limit your time in a bookshop (5 min.), select 3 books according to how they attract you, buy and possibly read or dismiss. Today’s list: André Gorz, Ecologica (2010). Atelier Bow-Wow: Echo of Space/ Space of Echo (2009). Alain Badiou, Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism (2003).
Sissu Tarka says: on agenda today > social multiple sculpture - Ricardo Basbaum as early as 1994 http://www.nbp.pro.br/index.php. and Pockets of Disorder! http://www.cityprojects.org/cityprojects_content.php?id=167&i=9
(BT tower in far distance with flashing lights in night sky)
Sissu says: Planetary breakdown = Have been thinking about proposals for our century for some time, possibly a mad useless purely formal idea. Today, am in auto-pilot mood, caught in a fast increasing vehicle (not this one: http://folkestonetriennial.org.uk/past-years/2008/artists/heather-and-ivan-morison/), trying to recall what philosopher Hiroshi Yoshioka desribed as “the slowness at the speed of light”, a claim for using high-speed technology for being slow. Time capsule back and forth across dimensions, lunar scapes. DIY methodologies. Erroneous practice. Throwing arrows on site near Gunpowder Park (anti high-tech or super high-tech! thanks to N for taking the photograph) http://energycafe.wordpress.com/category/generating-power-off-grid/. Detours to Brazilian artist Lygia Clark working against the unique work, infinitely multiple works on an industrial scale, and the participatory in art as essential – early power? http://www.leonardo.info/isast/spec.projects/osthoff/osthoff4.html. And the http://www.bathouseproject.org/blog/ to not forget Jeremy Deller. Should one write on Tintin like Tom McCarthy or follow his activities with the INS http://www.necronauts.org/?
Sissu says: RE:GROUP by-product.
Remote contribution for tonight?s event. Modelling dissent, outsourcing academia, flattening professions, and dreaming of public (legal) systems as forms of liberalisation.