Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Digital Political Time Lapse

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Digital Political Time Lapse

September 3-28 2007
Opening 7.00-9.00 P.M.
Thursday, September 20th 2007

Perry Bard, Rico Gatson, Perry Hoberman, Jillian Mcdonald,
Tom Moody, Marcin Ramocki, Zoë Sheehan Saldaña, Paul Slocum, Adam Simon, William Stone, and Momoyo Torimitsu

Curated by Aron Namenwirth

In many different approaches these artists address
our current political and physical environment.

Perry Bard
“Logic” DVD 2006
Philosopher Nick Pappas expounds on Aristotle’s definition of a syllogism using the
Department of Homeland Security as inspiration. Footage of Homeland Security at work in NY subways and airports mix with pure color while the syllogism dissolves into babble.


Aunrico Gatson

“Media Center” 2003 is a single channel video shown on three
monitors. It is a meditation on the atrocities of the War in Iraq through
the use of images lifted off the internet. The soundtrack is a Tibetan
Buddhist chant that expresses both chaos and order.


Perry Hoberman

“Condemned to Repeat“


Jillian Mcdonald

Horror Cycle: The Bloom of the Triffid
video • 2006

animation • 2006
The Bloom of the Triffid is a one and a half minute animation loop. In August 2006 one of the world’s most rare and remarkable plants, a corpse flower, bloomed in Brooklyn’s Botanical Garden. Visitors came in droves, attracted to the flower's monstrousness. Notably, in Victorian times, ladies were not permitted to view such a bloom due to it’s phallic visual reference. A webcam was trained on the bloom which released a gruesome stench. Throughout the week-long bloom, I tracked the webcam, fanatically downloading images. The title and soundtrack reference "The Day of the Triffids", a novel written by John Wyndham in 1951 and made into a cult film in 1962. Triffids are fictional plants that are capable of various animal behaviors including attacking and killing humans.


Tom Moody

"Guitar Solo" DVD 2005

comments from blog

omg, what the hell IS that? that's amazing. - paul (guest) 2-17-2005
11:47 am I like it! - sally mckay 2-17-2005 11:59 am that's totally
great. - mbs (guest) 2-17-2005 12:35 pm nice notes! - atomicelroy (guest)
2-18-2005 6:14 pm Hunter S. Thompson blew his brains out yesterday. Did
this mpeg play a part? - pmsummer (guest) 2-21-2005 7:30 pm


Marcin Ramocki

“Torcito Projects”

“Torcito Portraits” are digital animations based on re-purposing an old Macintosh musical software Virtual Drummer.


Zoë Sheehan Saldaña

"Homegrown Allure" DVD 2007

Young tobacco plants open, close, and gently sway
in styrofoam cells. Fifteen hours become eighteen
seconds, only to become eternity. Excerpted from
a timelapse animation created during a month-long
exhibition at artMovingProjects in the spring of


Adam Simon

Video Portrait DVD 2002

Moyra Davey talks about “afgani boys playing with gameboys” – “we have to shop to save ourselves” – “we lay waste our powers in getting and spending” -


Paul Slocum with Chad Hopper

"A big chunk of Slocum's screen space is taken up with a banal jpeg of
baseball hats on an armchair; the rest is a confused multiplicity of
windows opening and closing as well as overlapping and interrupting a guy
confessing on YouTube his unfaithfulness to his girlfriend." Tom Moody


William Stone

“Pural Nounsss” DVD 2004
This video first shown at artMoving in 2004 shows President George Bush talking on National television. The Cuts make him seem more himself.


Momoyo Torimitsu

(Part of) Horizon DVD 2004
This video is part of an installation in which a hundred toy businessmen crawl around in a model world with oil fields.
courtesy of :The Swiss Institute and Deitch Projects

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Send letter to Condoleezza Rice about Darfur

As an activist, a concerned American, and a supporter of the Save Darfur Coalition, I write to urge you to help reinvigorate and coordinate international diplomacy aimed at ending the genocide in Darfur during the upcoming summit in Paris.

I have recently learned about the unprecedented opportunity for the United States to join with France and China and form a diplomatic "troika" heading a new Contact Group of influential nations to end the crisis in Darfur. Such a coordination of international diplomatic efforts, complemented by the President's recent announcement of "Plan B" sanctions, could help bring real pressure on Khartoum to end its war against the people of Darfur.

It is clear that influential nations such as the U.S., France, and China could accomplish more working together than they have thus far by working separately. It is also clear that it is in each country's best interest to help end the conflict, build a lasting peace, and help bring stability to Sudan. And yet to date, none has done as much as it could.

The opportunity to launch that new initiative is upon you, with the "expanded Contact Group" meeting the French government has convened for June 25 in Paris. That meeting needs to begin a permanent process of sustained and coherent diplomacy to supplant the four years of ineffective and disjointed international engagement that has allowed needless death and suffering in Darfur to continue unchecked.

Effective international diplomacy and American leadership are long overdue for the people of Darfur. We urge you to support where possible and lead where necessary the efforts to coordinate international diplomacy towards Sudan. Strong and coordinated leadership from the U.S., France, and China could end this genocide. I hope that you therefore make the most of your opportunities to create that multilateral leadership during, and after, your upcoming trip to Paris.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Closing Party at artMovingProjects

166 N.12th St, between Bedford and Berry Sts., Williamsburg
(917-301-6680, 917-301-0306).
Subway: L to Bedford Ave.Thu-Sun, 1pm - 6pm

*On Closing day all the plants will be given away, along with
cultivation instructions.
Also, we will show a short animation of the plants growing.

Closing Day Party Sunday 4-6

Hello everyone,
We will be closing for the summer season on Sunday, June 24th.
Refreshments will be served. If booze is required, please byob.
We re-open Saturday, Sept. 8th, Ken Butler and Project Space Perry
aMP wishes you all a great summer, filled with fun.

Zoe Sheehan Saldana

See seedlings growing at http://www.zoesheehan.com

Project Space
Tom Moody

Friday, June 15, 2007

Hillary Clinton divests

One has got to question this. Here is someone who is making money from the enemy.
Trust included stock in oil and drug companies, military contractors and Wal-Mart.
The blind trust held stock in pharmaceutical companies, including $250,000-$500,000 in Biogen Idec and Johnson & Johnson and $100,000-$250,000 in Amgen, Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline. It also invested in General Electric and Raytheon, two leading defense contractors. The trust had a varied portfolio, with investments in numerous other companies, including Exxon Mobil, BP Amoco, Walt Disney and eBay.
How can she claim not to know- is this what she is going to say as president. Say i did not know i have heard that before.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Propaganda in the studio

Barak Obama in progress. I have to wonder if taking what was a private studio practice and putting on-line demystifies things. Considering how esoteric things have been this is probably a good thing.
Hillary Clinton tape on tape off. While these works bear a formal resemble to Chuck Close
and will be related, my intentions are completely the opposite. This is not going to become a schtick, Sorry Chuck. http://www.barbarakrakowgallery.com/contentmgr/showdetails.php/id/313
This is an artist i have thought alot about, and is not meant as a dis just something i had to try. In the end they flirt with photo realism i find that form of representation really empty and boring. Simulation is where it is at. For me each pixel could as well be a piece of code.

I say propaganda in jest as well, how could i promote two politicians at the same time?
Also, these last two paintings are made from the actual pixels, screen shots of very small images off their websites. Since starting this blog my video editing has stopped.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Studio Visits in Bushwick

Adam Simon and Rico Gatson at the local resturant, great cheeseburger.
On my way to lunch i stumbled upon Jonathan VanDYKE's the salon of the covered Bride
at Pocket Utopia 1037 Flushing ave. 917.607.2858
I went to Jim Nolan's studio yesterday http://home.earthlink.net/~jimnolan.info

Project Rendition Momenta Art

To: jepisalla@nyc.rr.com, adsim@earthlink.net,
> carriemoyer@earthlink.net, joy.garnett@gmail.com
> Cc: info@momentaart.org
> Subject: Jake Araujo-Simon @ project:rendition-- this saturday
> (hi guys: please pass this on to whoever might be interested )
> Please join us
> for a special performance
> in conjunction with project:rendition
> Jake Araujo-Simon: Piano Recital: Debussy and Improvisations
> Saturday, June 9, 4pm
> Jake Araujo-Simon is in the 7th grade at NYC Lab School in Manhattan.
> He likes chess,
> basketball and rock
> bands like Nirvana. He takes piano lessons at the Third Street Music
> School and lives in
> Brooklyn.
> for more information & an updated performance schedule, please check
> the website:
> www.projectrendition.info

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Recruiting at artMovingProjects

A young recruit the army is getting desperate.

Some of you might remember the truck shows artMoving did in the late 90's we pulled up in front of our host gallerys (Postmasters, Pat Hearn, Team to name a few during their opening and siphoned off their crowd. Well the U.S. Army has heard about it and are doing the same.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Zing 21

I curated a section of the Zing 21 that should be appearing on news stands shortly.
The page above is a teaser, Perry Hoberman (top) and Fred Tomaselli (bottom). The project is titled Democrazy in it we find some of my favorite artists covering my work. The painting underneath was my early critique of Pieter Ludwig.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Dik F. Liu

oil on canvas 26x40" 2006 Dik F. Liu

another weekend at artMovingProjects

Michael Smith looking at Tom Moody's Blog

Aron Namenwirth, Marcin Ramocki and William Stone on the floor.

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