Sunday, September 30, 2007

Natalie Moore and Marcin Ramocki@ artMovingProjects

166 N.12th St, between Bedford and Berry Sts., Williamsburg (917-301-6680, 917-301-0306).
Subway: L to Bedford Avenue Thurday -Sunday, 1pm - 6pm
Opening 7-9 Saturday, October 20 – November 18th

Natalie Moore
Mirage: Morning Before the Fact

A merciful mirage makes the living possible. The sun stoops low over everything wished for in a flash. Reverie alone assists the staggering mind. Here, at last (the map appears to disappear), are the artist’s intentions intact: that shimmer, that presence, as destructive as it is sublime. The clearest way to the universe is through wilderness. How to show the way for those who would climb through a hole in the sky?

In a sculptural landscape the artist figures herself as a traveler searching for a lost memory. In transitory time universal ideas and local reflections connect to macro and micro levels of conception. The forms are fleeting – moving in and out of solidity. Can a holistic view be regained? Can perception be trusted?

When the sun sets and after the sunsets and before it is night, the sky has light but there is no actual sun. The light is very soft and there is something magic about it. It limits with a magic look, a softening beauty and fragility. Open-ended and interrupted experience: the wind blowing, bird rustling, and sunshine flowing into trees.

Evening reports back as forms travel towards their disappearance. Place and replace with light and shadow, rich with past needs of representation or significance. The flawed nature of perfection is a landscape. Antelope Canyon, Bodø, Cappadocia, and the Sahara are the alien lands where great mountains and majestic deserts dwarf humans to insignificance. Such landscapes are neither an empty vista awaiting human settlement nor a jewel-like scene resisting human intrusion.
Like a mirage these objects seem to reconfigure themselves, the active mystery of uncertain vision. The work emits its aura without muscular statement or grand scale. The largest fire proceeds through aeons of emptiness in textures, tones, shapes, and edges, superimposes, and washes. The largest fire proceeds.
Melanie Neilson Junceau

Project Space: new doors by John Giglio

Marcin Ramocki

blogger skins

“Online presence” used to be a public relations catch phrase. In the last 3 years this strange concept revealed its very real powers. Google based searches became official introductions, performed shortly after, if not before, the actual handshake.
We have entered the era of identity superstructures: complex sets of search engine outcomes based on our activities, popularity, name itself, purposeful efforts and a whole bunch of random data fluctuation. We are growing second skins, made out of words, links and images: exciting, addictive and sometimes completely meaningless.

“blogger skins” is a project based on time-specific capturing of image Google searches.
The community most sensitive to this new phenomenon, and par excellence conceptually most related, is the world of pro-bloggers. For this project I chose five art bloggers: Tom Moody (, Paddy Johnson (, Régine Debatty (, James Wagner ( and Joy Garnett ( and performed specific image searches on their names. The thumbnails of first 100 images were imported (in the order of appearance) into an HTML editor and compiled into an image map, reflecting the original Google layout and popularity of search items.

The mosaic-like products are super-portraits of bloggers, reflecting not necessarily who they are as human beings, but how the Internet “sees” them.
Special thanks to Paul Slocum, who made me realize that, the only way to reference nonlinearity is through capturing its linear representation

Thursday, September 27, 2007

artwork 2006-08

"Google Map 1" 3x24x36" acrylic on panel 2007-2008 Aron Namenwirth

View of Mccarren Park Williamsburg, the first Sculpture in a while. The re materialization of a google map blow-up. In a sense this gives the bitmap/pixels physical form in the real world.
I walk my dog Colin at least once every day here so it is an intimate realization of actual space. Also, included in the map is artMovingProjects and VertexList the blow-up destroys the specificity of the literal. As a sculpture this piece sits on the floor changing the bitmap field from the vertical plane to a horizontal one. While the earlier paintings dealt with political portraiture this work deals with a personal landscape.

untitled animation 2006 1 minute sound (this piece is a projection low res version)

untitled 34 (Obama) acrylic on panel 30x30x3" 2007
(detail) click on image to enlarge

untitled 35 (Hillary) 36x48x3" acrylic on panel 2007

untitled 28 acrylic on panel 48x60x3" 2006-08

untitled 32 (bush) acrylic on panel 48x36x3" 2006-07

"Spirit Surfers" acrylic on panel 36x24x3" 2006-07

untitled 33 (Osama) acrylic on panel 60x48x3" 2006-07

untitled 31 (extinction) acrylic on panel 36x48x3" 2006
(detail) click on image to enlarge

Collaboration with Tom Moody
"Grey Grid (Aron Namenwirth)" [1.7 MB Quicktime .mov]

This is an animated remix interpretation I did of an acrylic-on-panel painting by Aron Namenwirth. It should be set automatically to loop in your Quicktime player and move very fast. (If not, something's out of whack. But the movement should be irregular--that's "in whack.")

- tom moody 5-07-2006 9:23 pm

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Abstract Horror at Galapagos

Oliver Michaels
Born 1972 in Great Britain. He ives and works in Brooklyn. Michaels has exhibited and screened his films at: Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya, Israel,Krefelder Kunstmuseen, Krefeld, Germany, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, “Protections”, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria “Home Theatre”, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, Bristish Columbia, Canada
“Speel! de kunst van het spel” “Play! the art of the game” Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Amsterdam, and “Greater New York 2005”, P.S. 1, Long Island City, NY

Matt Freedman is an artist, curator, and writer living in Queens, New York. He has performed his Lightning Sketches, a live vaudvillian animation act at the Brooklyn Museum, PS 1., Five Myles and The Kitchen, among other venues. He has been an N.E.A. and N.Y.F.A. fellow in sculpture and fiction writing. He has shown recently with VertexList and Pierogi.

Tim Spelios
Tim Spelios is an artist working and living in Brooklyn. Recent shows include, No Tweeters allowed, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, (solo),”the Building Show” Exit Art, “B-Side, Sarah Bowen Gallery, “Sleeper Cell” artMovingProjects, and the Scope art fair. He is co-founder of Flipside a mid-period and seminal Williamsburg Gallery.

Ken Butler
Ken Butler is an artist and musician whose Hybrid musical instruments, performances, collage drawings, and installations explore the interaction and transformation of common and uncommon objects, altered images, sounds and silence. His works have been featured in numerous exhibitions and performances throughout the USA, Canada, and Europe including artMovingProjects, The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Mass MoCA, and The Kitchen, The Brooklyn Museum, The Queens Museum, Lincoln Center and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City as well as in South America, Thailand, and Japan. His works have been reviewed in The New York Times, The Village Voice, Artforum, Smithsonian, and Sculpture Magazine and have been featured on PBS, CNN, MTV, and NBC, including a live appearance on The Tonight Show.

Richard Kern
(born: North Carolina, 1954) has lived and worked in New York City since 1979. In the eighties, he produced a series of as the central works of the movement now known as the Cinema of Transgression. In the 90’s he switched to photography full time and occasionally directed music videos for bands like Sonic Youth and Marilyn Manson. Kern has published nine books and is a regular contributor to a variety of international publications.

Jillian Mcdonald
Is a Canadian artist, currently living in New York. Originally from Winnipeg, she dreams of the snow-covered prairie. Recent solo shows and projects include San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, Jack the Pelican Presents Gallery in New York, artMovingProjects in Brooklyn, vertexList in Brooklyn, TPW (presented at The Drake Hotel) and YYZ in Toronto, Video Pool in Winnipeg, and Edge Media in Newfoundland. Her work was also shown recently at The Whitney Museum’s Artport, Sixty Seven Gallery in New York, Year Zero One in Toronto, Manifestation d’Art Internationale de Québec, 404 International Festival of Electronic Art in Argentina, BananaRAM in Italy, The Sundance Online Film Festival in Utah, The Cleveland International Performance Art Festival, La Biennale de Montréal, ISEA 2004 in Estonia, and the Centre d’Art Contemporain de Basse-Normandie in France.

Linda Post
Recent shows include“AFIELD” in 2007 at artMoving Projects in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY “Cozy Room: four arguments for the elimination of television six walks in the fictional woods numbers in the dark” in 2004-05 at artMoving Projects in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYprevious solo exhibitions held at: Velan, Turin, Italy; Lotta Hammer, London, UK; CRG Gallery, New York, NY and The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Marcin Ramocki http://www.ramocki .net/ is a new media artist and independent curator based in Williamsburg Brooklyn. His works have been exhibited at MoMa, Hirshhorn Museum, Pacific Film Archives, White Box, Anthology Film Archives, Artmoving Projects and many more.He directed the feature documentary 8 BIT teaches New Media at Jersey City University, he is also the founder and of vertexList space in Brooklyn.

William Stone
Lives and works in New York,
Recent Solo Exhibitions include James Fuentes Gallery, N.Y. Plural Nouns and Vicious Circles, artMoving Projects, Emily Harvey Gallery, Tom Cugliani Gallery, and The Clocktower, and P.S. One Museum.

Tom Moody is a visual artist and musician based in New York City. His low-tech art made with MSPaintbrush, photocopiers, and/or consumer printers has been exhibited at artMovingProjects in New York as well as galleries and museums in the US, UK, and Europe. A selection of his videos appeared last year in the Chicago Underground Film Festival, and he is interviewed in the film 8 BIT, which premiered at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Moody’s blog at Digital Media Tree, commenced in February 2001, was recommended in the 2005 Art in America article “Art in the Blogosphere.” A CD of his music collaborations with earcon (John Parker), titled Scratch Ambulance, is available on iTunes and at

Based in NYC, Haeyoung Kim has worked as a composer, sound designer, and audio engineer. Her work has been presented at The American Museum of the Moving Image, artMovingProjects, PS1, The New Museum, Lincoln Center Walter Reed Theater, and Kunsthalle Wein

Organized by:
Aron Namenwirth

Aron Namenwirth is a painter, media artist and a curator. He works and lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Aron’s work is involved in contemporary American politics, war and consumerist culture. He recently showed his work at Momenta, Pierogi, vertexList and artmovingProjects .

Monday, September 24, 2007

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Review Zoe Sheehan Saldana and Tom Moody at artMovingProjects

At artMovingProjects (166 North 12th Street), conceptual artist and prankster Zoe Sheehan Saldana demonstrates the steps it takes to create a counterfeit pack of American Spirit cigarettes, Beginning with the growing organic tobacco, through drying, shredding, and rolling cigarettes, then packing them and even creating a believable seal, she completes her art process by planting the pack of home made fags in a Brooklyn Bodega. Buyer beware.

Tom Moody’s art is his blog, which changes according to the whim of the artist and is displayed on a computer terminal in the gallery. “This is an experiment in total freedom,”
say’s the artist. While a recent visit to the gallery revealed anti-Bush sentiments and scrawlings, today’s visit exhibited a more gestalt, a pulsating horizontally striped image that recalls the work of Kenneth Noland, but was according to his blog, a remix of work by Oliver Laric.

August Diary
Gallery Hopping
Williamsburg Greenpoint news+arts
Debora Gilbert

Friday, September 21, 2007

Matt Freedman Twin Twin

Untitled, 2006, Digital C-Print
Twin Twin 2
Twin Twin
For Matt Freedman, this project began with the pedestrian observation that we are reminded every day in some specific way of the attacks of September 11, 2001. The newspapers carry stories on the war, on the economy, on real estate, or one of numerous other subjects that mentions the date. In the most literal sense, we are haunted by the towers that fell that day.

I kept coming around to the notion that the images of the towers were sort of recurring waking dreams, and that collecting them should be a continuing process of perception and manipulation. What I keep looking for in all the material I am using is something uncanny—either in the found objects themselves, or in the nature of the interventions I make—that leaves a lingering sense of unresolved discomfort in the mind of the viewer. The overriding and consciously dumb idea behind the work is that whatever else the towers are, they are definitely not gone from our lives, and they never will be. (Freedman, 2006)

This exhibition will include objects that Freedman has been collecting for this ongoing project since 2004 (the first edition of which was exhibited at vertexlist, Brooklyn)—from a toaster with two slices of toast, to twin newspaper piles, to a two-person table setting—set up as a walk-through tableau.

Matt Freedman is an artist, curator, and writer living in Queens, New York. He has performed his Lightning Sketches, a live vaudvillian animation act at the Brooklyn Museum, PS 1., Five Myles and The Kitchen, among other venues. He has been an N.E.A. and N.Y.F.A. fellow in sculpture and fiction writing.

Digital Political Time Lapse opening

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Hillary Clinton Healthplan

untitled unfinished acrylic on panel 36x48x3"

This reminds me of when Bill Clinton ran and won on healthcare. As soon as it was unpopular
he dropped it.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Conflux@luna lounge

Reblog: Sousveillance culture
September 17th, 2007, 11:01 am
Marisa Olson set up and moderated a fantastic panel yesterday afternoon at Conflux about Souveillance Culture. The panel was sponsored by Rhizome and gathered Amy Alexander, Jill Magid and Hasan Elahi, 3 artists whose work engages surveillance and explore the cultural and political implications of sousveillance. The panel assumed that we live in a surveilled society but also in a culture that likes to show and tell. Our society has shifted from one that cherished its right to privacy to a society that promotes the idea "if you see something, say something."
For those of you who missed our Sousveillance panel at Conflux, Regine Debatty over at We Make Money Not Art gave it a thorough write-up. Read through for the full post.

Originally from we make money not art at September 16, 2007, 09:17 , published by Lauren Cornell

Stinky Corpse Plant Blooms in Bronx

Jillian Mcdonalds animation of it's brooklyn relative can be seen at LIU
Digital Political Time Lapse

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Laura Parnes @momenta art video library late night in Williamsburg

Well the late night this year was great for me. I rode over to momenta and watched Laura Parnes video about "Janie" The still above is from "Janie goes to jail". Raw sexual seduction mixes with cold and cruel intimacy to make one rockin time. Also, thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts for funding for their new Video Library. We begin construction of our new artMovingProjects New Media and Video Library opening with Marcin Ramocki and
main space Natalie Moore opening October 20.
Again, special thanks to John Giglio for the design and installation of the new folding doors. more information on door in the blog archive August 8th "Summer in Brooklyn John Giglio/Tom Moody"

Friday, September 14, 2007

Great Internet Sleepover

In responding to Tom Moody on Paddy Johnsons Blog artfagcity
it became obvious that appropriated content was preferred over original content. Duh.
What did that have to say to original content. That it was naive to believe that they could
find something that was theirs.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Joe Chirchirillo/Jake Berthot and Chie Fueki

Baby Eastern Box Turtles hatched by the artist

Joe Chirchirillo

Chie Fueki

Jake Berthot
from Artfagcity Anaba Stephen Maynes

Abstract Horror

Oliver Michaels "Marching to the Sun" 2007

Jillian Mcdonald screen snap of current webpage

lulu in the woods

Still "lu lu in the woods
Richard Kern
Abstract Horror Galapagos October 14th 7.30-9.30

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Mccarren Park Stop the War

I took this picture first thinking about this day six years ago. Walking a little further I found the sign. Stop the War march sept. 15th on the White House call 212.694.8782 or 202.544.3389.
Michael Richards who I met in the Artist in the Marketplace Program at the Bronx Museum was doing an all nighter in his studio with LMCC in the World Trade Center when it fell down.

untitled 28 (abstract horror Darfur)

acrylic on panel 60x48x3" 2006-2007 aron namenwirth

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Art openings and a new season

Perry Hoberman transporting at artMovingProjects (above) Ken Butler driving simulator
Joe Mckay at VertexList
Jim Torok drawing with model at Pierogi
The mob in Chelsea thursday night
Emilio Perez at Lelong (collector trying to decide what to buy)Paul Henry Ramirez at Caren Golden artist was fashionably late.

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