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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.
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Today was a busy day with Gift Horse where we spent much of the day talking and working with the public and at the end of it, I was both happy and exhausted.
Out first helpers were Maria and Cecilia, two art students from San Jose State. They stayed and each built four viruses and even conquered the most difficult one to construct: Koobface.
Here Joanna and Jennifer are demonstrating the proper technique for placing their viruses in the belly of the horse.
My non-scientific observation was that Cooties was the most popular choice of virus.
And Rabies, which this gentleman is gluing together, was oft-selected.
After 5 hours of leading workshops (meanwhile, Victoria was cutting, fitting and adjusting the panels), we ran out of viruses. I rushed to my date with the laser-cutter and sliced and scored out 75 more in anticipation of tomorrow’s day. The lasercutter is the best thing ever.
Here is a sheet of Andromeda Strain, which is the easiest one and is essentially like a 4-sided Dungeons and Dragons die (three, glued together)
No complaints though, this is the Garage experience that we has planned for and we found ourselves taking short breaks and joking around with the other artists throughout the day.
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Taeyoon says: CNC is the way to go for home decorating.
My pal Angus Hines cut these interlocking wooden puzzle pieces from finish-grade oak plywood using his ShopBot, and installed them in a hallway of his Carrollton, Virginia home. The finish is Varathane high traffic polyurethane. There are more pictures in this Flickr set. If you're interested in the idea, feel free to contact Angus directly. I'm sure he'd be glad to cut you some puzzle flooring or other custom parquetry at his usual bargain prices. [Thanks, Angus!]
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Taeyoon says: Unlogo now http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/816924031/unlogo-the-corporate-ide
Unlogo is a web service that eliminates logos and other corporate signage from videos. On a practical level, it takes back your personal media from the corporations and advertisers. On a technical level, it is a really cool combination of some brand new OpenCV and FFMPEG functionality. On a poetic level, it is a tool for focusing on what is important in the record of your life rather than the ubiquitous messages that advertisers want you to focus on.
Unlogo is a participatory project that needs your help - participate now! We are collecting videos that contain logos and illustrations of logos to make the filter stronger. Please head to the About page or the FAQ to find out more.
Eddo Stern, Kinetic Shadow Puppets (after Narnia,Segeal, World of Warcraft and Iraq) Plastic, Paper, Electronics, 2008, Interaccess, Toronto
The New York gallery world isn’t as fun as it was a couple of years ago. The scene desperately needs new media galleries to replace now closed venues such as Vertexlist and artMovingProjects, and pop-up spaces aren’t going to cut it. Spaces dedicated to creating focused long term exhibition programs are essential the growth of the field and there aren’t any. Here’s what we’ve got (that I know of):
Postmasters: The most legitimate New Media exhibition venue in New York though their programming isn’t exclusively such. They exhibit strong new media artists such as Eddo Stern, Kristin Lucas, and etoy.corporation but also eva and franco mattes.
Spencer Brownstone Gallery: Hosted Are You Sure You Are You? in April 2009, a group show of new media artists including Petra Cortright, Harm Van Dorpel, and Guthrie Lonergan, followed by a two person show by Tara Sinn and Rafeal Rozendaal in March 2010. They seem to be getting their feet wet, but it’s no Postmasters.
Eyebeam: The Atelier apparently has construction slated for October which means only their Window exhibition space is operational. They’ve hosted some good events in the past — I’m always a fan of the youtube competitions, (though I’m often a contestant) — but their exhibition program looks like its sponsored by a lot tech companies.
Rhizome: They run the best technology blog in the city, but have no permanent physical space. The organization could use one.
Bitforms: A gallery specializing in the exhibition of kinetic electronics that form faces.
Bryce Wolkowitz: Shows a lot of lightbulb art. Also, Julian Opie.
Camel Art Space: A non-profit with new media shows slated for the future. I’ve not yet been.
319 Scholes: Word has it this space also has new media shows slated for the future, though the website gives me pause. I have not yet visited space.
Update: Twitterati member @Juliagulia adds her own Blue Box Gallery to the list as well as The Chelsea Art Gallery’s work with Google. I’ll pass on the google collaboration — it’s a sci-fi wonderland over there — but Blue Box’s migrating program is worth a look. As it happens it’s part of The Last Supper, a blog sponsor this month.
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Media City Seoul opens today
With just nine days until the VIP/press preview of Media City Seoul 2010, installation at Seoul Museum of Art has begun. The past few days have been devoted to construction of temporary walls to create the intimate spaces where many of the video works will be presented, as well as painting and other preparations. However, with today’s arrival of co-curator Clara Kim (REDCAT, Los Angeles), the first of the photo installations are now being hung.
The ninth issue of Triple Canopy, Unplaced Movements, has reached its conclusion. We are now, belatedly, on summer vacation. We'll return in October with a redesigned website and our tenth issue, which will feature work by Matt Mullican, Gary Carrion-Murayari & Julie Martin, Sam Frank, and Julia Sherman, among others.
In the next few months we'll be hosting a number of public programs at 177 Livingston, our downtown Brooklyn headquarters: the second installment of C. Spencer Yeh's Double Features series; a star-studded, action-packed benefit party featuring Psychobuildings and a fully navigable solar system; an event with Ugly Duckling Presse celebrating the publication of Christian Hawkey's Ventrakl; a pop-up shop and event series hosted by Motto, the Swiss-German art-book and magazine store and distributor, following Printed Matter's NY Art Book Fair; and a night of performative lectures by Brody Condon and Mark Allen. Please check the programs page in the coming days and weeks for more information.
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Big thanks to Arash for reblogging with us the last weeks and helping us make the "french connection." Now we're turning it over to Eyebeam alum and current artist in the Eyebeam Roadshow, Taeyoon Choi. Taeyoon is an artist and cultural event organizer who divides his time btwn. NYC and Seoul. This summer, Choi published his first book "Urban Programming 101: Stage directions." Taeyoon was a resident at Eyebeam in 2008.