17 February 2008

March Madness

There's a lot of fun stuff going on at the end of February and into March and early April, including a few talks, some performances, and shows in NYC, California, Dallas, Germany, Sarajevo, and London. Please email me for more details on any of these...

Lecture Series Performance, NYC
Charles Broskoski and I will be giving a Lecture Series performance. We put out a call, a while back, for images that could be used as slides in a Powerpoint lecture about the past, present, and future of the internet. Thomas Galloway is making the PPT and we'll give the lecture without having seen any of the slides. (Improv!) Afterwards, we'll post the PPT online in case any of you are ever called on to give a lecture about the internet. It's at The Canal Chapter, at 9pm on Weds 2/20.

Dallas Contemporary
I'm currently in this show at the Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, called Real Time. I'm making a series of low-fidelity "video confessions" which get uploaded live. The museum's throwing a party from 10-midnight, on Thursday, 2/21.

CAA panel
I'll be speaking on a panel at the College Art Association conference, in Dallas, later this week. My co-panelists are James Morgan (moderator), Joel Slayton, and Patrick Lichty--all very cool guys! Come hear us wax art historical: Not Learning from Net.Art: The Rise of Newer Media -- Friday Feb 22, 12:30 - 2:00 pm, Adams Mark Conference Center, Houston Ballroom A

Just Play at the Edith Russ Haus, Oldenberg, Germany
Abe Linkoln and I are showing Universal Acid and Abe & Mo Sing the Blogs in a very nice show, called Just Play: Music as Social Practice, opening March 7 at the Edith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst, and touring in May to Kunstraum, in Munich.

Galerija 10m2, Sarajevo
Opening on the same night as Just Play, I'm showing a couple different videos (including a new one on surveillance, which I'll post online as soon as I find a moment), in a survey of contemporary video art, at Galerija 10m2, in Sarajevo. The show was arranged in collaboration with Glowlab.

And/Or Show
Opening March 8 is a two-person show with myself and Christine Gideon, at And/Or Gallery, in Dallas. I'm showing Monitor Tracings, Peace Offerings, and a few videos.

UPDATE: Here are installation shots and links to preview videos.

Artist Talk, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA
I'll be speaking about my work here, in conjunction with the current exhibition, We Interrupt Your Program, in which I'm showing my video, Golden Oldies. The talk is at 7:30pm on Weds, March 12th, in the Danforth Lecture Hall of Mills' Art Building.

I'm giving another talk at PSU's Palmer Museum of Art and this one will be webcast. The talk is on Tuesday, April 1st (site says Thurs; maybe it's an April Fools joke?), at 11:30am. The webcast link goes live 15 mins before... So high tech!

Promiscuous Pop, British Film Institute, 21st annual London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, London
My videos Black or White and No One will be included in this screening that also features Daniel Barrow, Jibz Cameron (Dynasty Handbag), Kalup Linzy, Tara Mateik, Jillian Peñam, Ryan Trecartin under the tagline "a new generation of performance artists queer the boundaries between art and entertainment."

Martha Stewart Assisted Living, at the Hayward Gallery, London
In conjunction with the Hayward Gallery exhibition, It's OK, I'll be making a series of daily performances called Martha Stewart Assisted Living. It's basically a futuristic version of our favorite homemaking show, geared towards people living abnormally-long lives, prolonged by technology. I'll be presenting craft projects and recipes for these folks, who will surely be suffering all kinds of telecommunicational ailments and global warming-related illnesses. (Stay tuned for videos!) The project is a part of my old bandmate/ongoing collaborator Marc Horowitz's Center for Improved Living project.

Also, SAVE THE DATE for the April 4th release party screening for the Nasty Nets DVD, at the NY Underground Film Festival. It's at 8:45pm on Friday, April 4th, at Anthology Film Archives. More details to come!

Montage at the New Museum of Contemporary Art

My Rhizome colleague Lauren Cornell and I co-curated the 4th installment of Unmonumental, the inaugural exhibition at the new New Museum of Contemporary Art. Entitled Montage: Unmonumental Online, the show introduces works by an international group of artists who use appropriation to create internet-based assemblages. The artists extend the radical practice of collage to the internet. Using digital images, sounds, and code, they interpret fictions and fantasies found online. There's a lot of great work here, and the online version of the show can be found here.