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View Source in Berlin

Hey I will be showing a new work, View Source, which is a combination computer script/webcam/performance/HP Printer, in a show called 404 Not Found in Berlin, this weekend only!

The show is part of Berlin Art Link‘s Day and Night series, and has some other great artists in it. I’m stoked to be a part of it “remotely,” but if you are at the show you’ll be able to take home a piece of (my) work.

404 Not Found
Vernissage: Friday, June 8, 7-11pm
Open Saturday June 9, 12-5pm
Sur la Montagne, Torstrasse 170, Berlin

**AFTER PARTY at bar KIM (Brunnenstrasse 10) from 11pm onwards: http://www.kim-in-berlin.com/

from the press release:
“To an Internet artist, the gallery often presents an inconvenience rather than an opportunity. They are asked to artificially amend their work so that it appears more lofty or meaningful than “just another YouTube video.” Projectors take the place of monitors, screenshots replace active webpages, and the inherent interactivity of the work is removed because we are told to “please step away from the art.” As is the case with most meaningful movements in art, the institutions that exist to elevate the most cutting edge work are often unprepared to accommodate the uniqueness of the new medium. 404 Not Found addresses several different ways tech artists interact with space – none of which include modifying the work for its physical presentation in a room.”

Art,Events,Main @ 11:42 pm June 7, 2012

New work at BYOB MOCA LA

Hey all, short notice – I will be showing some new work tonight at the Bring Your Own Beamer show that is part of Transmission L.A. (curated by Mike D). There is a whole grip of LA artists taking part, it should be awesome.

Unfortunately, since Diplo is playing a show at MOCA at the same time, you need a ticket to get in. And those tickets are sold out.

Hope to see you there. But I’ll get some pics just in case 😉

BYOB MOCA LA
Sat May 5 2012
7-10pm
at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 N Central Ave Los Angeles CA 90013

Art,Events,Main @ 2:07 am May 5, 2012

Pics from New Age Problems

Pictures from my show New Age Problems at The Pigeon wing are up here. The show is up til May 28th and the gallery is open Fri – Sun, 12 – 5.

Art,Main @ 12:07 am May 11, 2011

New Age Problems at The Pigeon Wing

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I’m excited to announce that I have I show opening up on Friday May 6th at The Pigeon Wing gallery in London! It’s my first solo show, and there is lot of new work to be seen. The show features a few new prints, an audio broadcast, a zine, and an old video piece… something for everybody. It was a great challenge getting everything together and I’m excited to share. For fun (and a little added promo) I’ll be DJing at Catch bar on Kingsland road the night before the opening. The show is up from May 6th – May 28th, don’t miss it!

New Age Problems
Opening Friday May 6th 2011, 6:30 – 9pm (facebook)
at The Pigeon Wing
Top Floor (front),
Guild House Rollins Street
London
SE15 1EP

Bennett4Senate DJing @ Catch
Thursday May 5th 2011, 8-10pm (facebook)
22 Kingsland Road
Shoreditch
London
E2 8DA

(p.s. keep an eye on this space for pictures from the show, and read on for the full press release..) (more…)

Art,Events,Main,Uncategorized @ 5:22 pm April 30, 2011

Microfortnight – 3.30.11

I have a new print in the show Microfortnight, which opens this Wednesday, March 3rd. The show was organized by Ben Sisto of LQQK Fine Arts, for a new space in Williamsburg. Please come by if you’re around! A fun theme and a cool group of artists.

Microfortnight
Wednesday Evening, March 30th 2011
07:00 PM Exhibition / 10:26 PM After Party
70 North 6th Street, Brooklyn
“Please use the metal door covered in stickers”

Ben Sez:

“The Furlong/Firkin/Fortnight (FFF) system is a “set of units that uses impractical measurements not seriously deemed suitable for scientific or engineering use”. The fundamental unit of time in the FFF system, the microfortnight, is equivalent to 1.2096 seconds (two weeks = 1,209,600 seconds). As a fortnight spans 14 days and the word microfortnight itself contains 14 characters, LQQK reasoned that if we were to organize an art exhibition titled Microfortnight, it should be comprised of 14 artists who’s names can be displayed in 14 characters and last three-hours and twenty six minutes (14×14 / 60).”

Art,Events,Main @ 3:07 pm March 27, 2011

SFC Conference 2011

I will be speaking on a panel about “Remix culture, music, and the arts” this weekend at the 2011 Students for Free Culture Conference here in NYC.

Also on the panel will be Ben Sisto, Laurel Halo, DJ Ghostdad, and Games (the musicians), all moderated by Aram Sinnreich. A cool mix of musicians and artists, and definitely internet power users one and all. Full program for the weekend here.

I’m pretty psyched for this because my artwork, money work, and volunteer work are spread across a lot of different outlets, too many blogs/twitters/facebooks/DJ nights to draw a though-line, basically. But then Kevin Driscoll wrote to me and said that “My goal is to bring together folks who work across boundaries and can talk comparatively about multiple modes of making: cutting up videos, DJing, writing code, etc.” So for the first time I feel really qualified!

I’ll try to speak about my history with GRL and FAT, web appropriation on Double Happiness and in my own work, and music efforts of WFMU and the Free Music Archive. So much panel, so little time! 😀

2011 Students for Free Culture Conference
‘Remix culture, music, and the arts’ panel
Saturday Feb. 19th 2011, 10am – 11:20am
Cost: Pay What You Want
at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University
251 Mercer St, New York NY 10012.

UPDATE: Video of panel here: http://livestre.am/D5KC 🙂

Art,Events,Main,Music,Talk @ 12:38 pm February 14, 2011

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Art,Main,sketch @ 2:37 am January 28, 2011

Eyebeam Mixer September: Pics

Here’s a few pictures (courtesy of Eyebeam) from the Mixer performance at Eyebeam from September.

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DJ Ghostdad and myself provided live visuals on the big three-screen background for Dam Funk and DJ Reverend Shines’ sets. We used Dadeo, a “single channel video switcher/distorter/pixelator w/ midi, osc, and wiimote control” built in Jitter by Ghostdad himself. (Keep an eye on this space as Dadeo will go public (once G-dad has time to finish it foreal ;).) Ghostdad on the WiiMote, me on the Midi Fighter.

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Videos included lots of rare YouTube digs, lots of not-so rare YouTube digs, and a couple of new animations that I made in Google Sketchup just for the show.

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Thanks as always to Paul Amitai for organizing, and all the performers – Rev. Shines, Dam Funk, and Extreme Animals (who provided their own visuals for a trippy / amazing journey of a set that definitely resonated with my own New Age Syndrome.)
Lots more pics on Eyebeam’s Flickr.

(p.s. I did the flyer illustration too!!!)

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Art,Events,Main,Music @ 9:54 pm November 14, 2010

Speed Show vol. 4 – ‘Super Niche’

Real quick – Aram Bartholl of FATLAB has brought the speed show format to NYC – taking over an internet cafe for a one-night show of online artwork. The show is tonight from 8-11pm, at 90 Bowery Internet Cafe, NY 10013. facebook here http://on.fb.me/cjevSi.

I’ll be there with Double Happiness, doing some live surfing and posting. The list of participating artists is thick – check it:
Erik Andersson, Cory Arcangel, Michael Bell-Smith, Charles Broskoski, Jon Cates, Aleksandra Domanovic, Double Happiness, Constant Dullaart, JODI, JK Keller, Greg Leuch, Olia Lialina & Dragan Espenschied, Duncan Malashock, Eva & Franco Mattes aka 0100101110101101.ORG, Aaron Meyers, Mark Napier, Katja Novitskova, Paper Rad, Jon Rafman, Ariel Rebel, Ryder Ripps, Evan Roth, Brad Troemel, Marius Watz

Was good to see a lot of these folks at the opening for Free at the New Museum, look forward to hanging out again. I’ll post some pics here after the show.

RECAP: – (official recap on FFFFFAT)
Here’s the post that we made for the show. The computer that we were designated to work on was ll in Chinese, and didn’t have Firefox, only IE. So one of the hardest parts was getting the raw image URLs because I had no idea what any of the right-click menu choices said. I tried all of them eventually, but nothing seemed to work.
Anyways, we persevered – Jeff sat next to me and worked on the post concurrently, but that meant that someone’s artwork was getting bogarted by us, since each work was assigned its own station. You do really need multiple computers for the true DH Live Blog experience I think…
Shoutouts to Joel Holmberg who came and sat with us for a while, good vibes.

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Art,Events,Main @ 10:50 am October 27, 2010

Interview for Art/Value/Currency

Recently I met up in Brooklyn with curator Isobel Shirley of London’s The Pigeon Wing gallery and the website Art/ Value/ Currency. She showed me a cool ongoing traveling exchange project that Pigeon Wing is doing, and we we recapped the past few years since we’ve seen each other.

She followed it up with an email interview; I typed about the creative processes related to making offline spaces and events for things like Dub Hap, surf clubs, and lonely bedroom shredders.

Its up now – check out the full text here.

Art,Main,Press @ 5:33 pm June 7, 2010
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