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Virtual Sit-In in Solidarity with the Striking Students of France!


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Virtual Sit-In in Solidarity with the Striking Students of France!
March 16th to the 18th, 2006

We invite people from all over the world who support the french students in resistance and oppose the precaritization of life to join the Electronic Disturbance Theatre and borderlands Hacklab on March 16th and 17th, 2006 to engage in a virtual sit-in on french government websites to demand

Interview with Jennifer and Kevin McCoy from ArtInfo


McCoy 2006

The AI Interview: Jennifer and Kevin McCoy
by Robert Ayers

The husband-and-wife team of Jennifer and Kevin McCoy are among the more exciting young artists to have emerged in the area of electronic arts in the last couple of decades. Their latest exhibition, “Directed Dreaming,” opened at Postmasters Gallery in New York on March 4.

An Algorithm for art


Here's my algorithm for art.

Let's say that you've graduated from art school. You decide
to make something or do something. Let's call this something
S. You use all the techniques (T) that you've learned in art
school to make/do S. You then show this to a friend. Your
friend doesn't recognize [EQUIV] it as art A even though
you've used all the techniques (T) and procedures [FUNC]
you've learned in art school. You know that S is art. You now

The Broadcast Cart, live at the Armory!


Ricardo Miranda, is touring the Armory with his Broadcast Cart.

Tune in Sunday Mar 12 from 3-6pm @

Public Broadcast Cart is a shopping cart outfitted with a dynamic microphone, a mixer, an amplifier, six speakers, a miniFM transmitter and a laptop with a wireless card. The audio captured by the microphone on the cart is fed through the mixer to three different broadcast sources. The mixer simultaneiously feeds the audio:

Bill Dolson's "Rift" at Eyebeam

Rift - an installation by Bill Dolson

Mar. 7-21, dusk to 10pm
Reception Thursday March 16th from 6-8pm
540 W. 21st Street (between 10th & 11th Aves) NYC

Latin American Integration by Noam Chomsky and Bernie Dwyer


Radio Havana Cuba Interview

07, 2006

Bernie Dwyer: I am reminded of a great Irish song called "The West's Awake" written by Thomas Davis in remembrance of the Fenian Uprisingof 1798. It is about the west of Ireland asleep under British rule for hundreds of years and how it awoke from its slumbers and rose up against the oppressor. Could we begin to hope now that the South is awake?

Noam Chomsky: What's happening is something completely new in the history of the hemisphere. Since the Spanish conquest the countries of Latin America have been pretty much separated from one another and oriented toward the imperial power. There are also very sharp splits between the tiny wealthy elite and the huge suffering population. The elites sent their capital; took their trips; had their second homes; sent their children to study in whatever European country their country was closely connected with. [commas better than semi-colons in the preceding sentence.] I mean, even their transportation systems were oriented toward the outside for export of resources and so on.

Christoph Spehr Screening


Friday, March 10 at 8 pm
The Thing Swing Space
125 Maiden Lane, 10th Floor
New York, NY
(two blocks south of Fulton between Water and Pearl. Subway: 6 to Brooklyn Bridge, City Hall; A,C,J,M,Z and 2,3,4,5 to Fulton, Broadway, Nassau)

On Rules and Monsters
Free Cooperation: Political Theory for Godzilla & Co.

Video Screening and Discussion (with Christoph Spehr in person!)
Introduction: Trebor Scholz

Why the hell does every monster want to go to Tokyo and stamp on it? Why do we feel sorry if the monster gets shot at the end? Why does it always return? These and other questions that are highly relevant to every first grade or post-doc monster are dealt with in the video “On Rules and Monsters - An Introduction to Free Cooperation”. German political theorist, cultural critic and video maker Christoph Spehr presents his video, with Tony Conrad and Stephanie Rothenberg starring as speakers and appearances by Godzilla, Gwangi, the Creature from the Black Lagoon and many more, along with his new video “Hold On, Wilson - Of Islands and Utopia”.

Free Entrance, bring a photo ID

Presented by THE THING in collaboration with the Institute for
Distributed Creativity.

THE THING Swing Space is generously provided by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Time Equities Inc.

Camille Paglia Takes On Academia


Camille Paglia Takes On Academia

The humanities have destroyed themselves over the past 30 years…Through an obsession with European jargon and a shallow politicization of discourse, the humanities have imploded…There’s hardly a campus you can name where the most exciting things that are happening on campus are coming from the humanities departments…I think the entire profession is in withdrawal at the moment. This is a national problem. It’s not just a Harvard problem.

Camille Paglia, in a conversation with Open Source, 2/27/06

Jennifer & Kevin McCoy, "Directed Dreaming"


McCoy 2006

March 4 - April 8, 2006
"Directed Dreaming"

Postmasters Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Directed Dreaming, the third New York solo exhibition of Jennifer and Kevin McCoy. The show will open on March 4 and will be on view until April 8, 2006.  The reception is planned for Saturday, March 4, between 6 and 8pm.

In Directed Dreaming, the McCoys present four new sculptures that use movement to explore anxiety. The title of the exhibit refers to practice of willing oneself to dream about specific situations in order to resolve conflicts in one's waking life. The works in Directed Dreaming fuse cinematic, personal, and historical images to become visual records of those conflicts, with the question of resolution left open to the viewer.

The McCoys'  sculptures are fragmentary miniature film sets with lights, video cameras, and moving sculptural elements. Camera views are sequenced to create live cinematic events. By exposing the image making apparatus along with the projected results, the work explores both time-based and physical reality.


Art Dirt Redux: Simulations, Simulacra, Urban Crawl, Banal Aesthetics


Jakob Kolding at Team Gallery
Jakob Kolding at Team Gallery

Art Dirt Redux Web Site

Art Dirt Redux checks out Jakob Kolding at Team, Rachel Whiteread at Luring Augustine, Michal Rovner at Pace/Wildenstein, Ghada Amer at Gagossian, Roxy Paine at James Cohan and other galleries in Chelsea on February 23, 2006 newsletter