Thu Dec 10, 7-9pm
White Box, 329 Broome St.
LOVE, PIRACY, AND THE OFFICE OF RELIGIOUS WEBLOG EXPANSION
a participatory installation
On a censor's desk lie stacks of identical books awaiting redaction. In
each book, a provocative text - the transcript of an interview with
Iranian philosopher Ali Alizadeh - is censored by hand. The censorship
scheme is exacting and draconian, leaving only one (different) word of
the text exposed in each copy.
Reflecting the content of the text (in which Alizadeh traces the
polyvalent impact of new technologies on freedom of expression in Iran),
LOVE, PIRACY... continues online as an experiment in collective
uncovering. Holders of the book are invited to collude in undermining
the censor's efforts by sharing their unique words at the project
website. As words are shared, so the text is gradually revealed to all.
Sat Dec 12, 6.30 pm
Eyebeam, 540 W 21st St
AMBIENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
artist book launch
Presentation of the publication which elucidates the work of London
artists Luksch & Patel and their collaborators, as part of the wave of
critical art that has emerged alongside the rise of digital networks.
Includes texts by Armin Medosch, Keiko Sei, Siraj Izhar.
PARTY! Mukul will be playing music at the after-party for Eyebeam's
Holiday Hackshop, a free electronic bricolage fair for all ages.
Manu Luksch & Mukul Patel (917) 302-6582
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