Thursday, April 17, 2008

Block Island to Hebrew Home

Cynthia Bloom's studio BI above and her room at the Hebrew Home. I am giving away paintings on Block Island so any one who helps, or she told she wanted to give an artwork to should stop by- not much left. I will be on the Island for a while but have a good internet at a friends where i am staying. Her house is currently condemned, no electricity no nothing.
But this place is soon to be hacker heaven. Also, as far as nursing homes go the Hebrew Home is probably as good as it gets, so unless you have some connections in high places it would be good to put your name on the list now.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Studio Shit

google map of mccarren park on floor with tortoise poop
Evidently our redfooted tortoise peekaboo somehow got his butt up in the air and....

detail (click on image to enlarge)

Earlier dirt from the ceiling covered this piece from demolition next door.
Dirt and shit are just not materials working for me. Yesterday walking around the neighborhood with Marcin, looking for just the right place to eat we spotted dog shit spray painted red. We then noticed it all the way down the street. Would have fit nicely into the Whitney Biennial.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Interview With Paddy Johnson

Interview with Aron Namenwirth of artMovingProjects

By Paddy Johnson on Wednesday, April 9th, 2008 at 3:36 pm.

Two years ago Caitlin Jones observed in NYFA Current that net artists working in multiple formats were increasingly finding venues to show. Today, the art world is still figuring out how to manage the practicalities of dealer and artist relationships. I spoke with Aron Namenwirth, of artMovingProjects, in an effort to better understand the challenges, and solutions, digital media presents to contemporary galleries with a focus on New Media. - Paddy Johnson

One topic that's come up on Rhizome's blog is the rematerialization of art (the idea, according to Ed Halter, "that innovations such as the flat-screen monitor, the digital print, and the editioned DVD, have helped transform immaterial forms like video and into a new generation of physical, sellable objects"), so I wanted to talk to you about this a little. Is it critical to display new media art in the gallery?

I think new media art, like old media, needs a physical place for critical and social discourse. On the computer screen in the privacy of your home, you can do research, and email other professionals on the merits of a piece, but it's not the same as looking at it in a real space, walking around it, and experiencing it. A lot of new media work requires interaction, and that interaction is mediated by the spectator and the user together.

Tom Moody, OptiDisc, 2007 (Installation at artMovingProjects)

It seems to me that there's a lot to be said for going into a space, and experiencing that work with someone else too. A dialog can occur, that, as you mention, is more spontaneous. Which I think can be important for new media, particularly because the bias of the medium is "cold."

Of course, the beauty of some new media art projects is that you can view it anytime you want online. Continues here:

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


Artist Dan Davidson and Oliver Michaels in the woods W. Willington Ct. off the grid
and away from the thread on rhizome Ed Halters Re Materialization of Art thanks to them for helping me part with stuff.

Monday, April 7, 2008

BAM Silent Auction Adam Simon

Adam Simon "Jog"

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