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Morphs- One year out.

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I’ve been working with a simple morph program for about a year now morphing photos of objects one into another. The labor is beginning to bear fruit. The process is a painstaking one. I start with a 10 frame morph then I create 9 short inter-frame morphs. Doing it this way I am able to control and manipulate the way the objects and shapes move as they transform one into another. The effect is eerie. The motion appears at times to be similar to a time-lapse photograph of a flower growing. At other times the movement has the disjunctive motion similar to a new-born baby who hasn’t learned to control its muscles yet.


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ANNOUNCEMENTS: June 18 & 19, 2005

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... mukul ... angie eng ... isea2006 ... ubermorgan ... soft cinema ...


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(speak slowly after the tone)

sound work by mukul (ambientTV.NET), created while in residence at the thing, NYC, 1–21 june.

the work is part of an ongoing exploration of the sound of language.

voices: mohith keshava shastry and norika sky-sora


Jakob Boeskov Introduction to "Danes for Bush" Screening

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Jakob S. Boeskov introduces his film "Danes for Bush" at The Thing at Postmasters in New York City, June 16, 2005. Directed by Boeskov and Mads Brügger for Danish Television during the 2004 US election. campaign.

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www.danesforbush.org


REMINDER: Jakob Boeskov at TT 6/16/05

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WHAT: Artist Talk by Jakob S. Boeskov

WHERE: THE THING at Postmasters New York (459 W 19th Street)

WHEN: June 16, at 6:30 pm

WHO: Jakob S. Boeskov is a Danish artist known for his own unique brand of spectacular political art. He is currently showing at the exhibition Populism (Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt)


Burlesques Contemporains - Jeu de Paume - Paris

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Burlesques Contemporains at the Jeu de Paume – June 6th – September 6th, 2005
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This show is the brainchild of Christophe Kihm who is a managing editor at Art Press (the French equivalent of Artforum). Each year Art Press does a special edition on a critical point of view. In 2003, Kihm did the special edition and the theme was le burlesque. For the Jeu De Paume exhibition the other contemporary French art magazine Beaux Arts did a special edition catalog. “… burlesque is linked to action. Originally, it was a practice that involved an entire array of physical techniques and action. Its’ range is fairly broad, in that a body’s response to space is determined by constantly changing contexts and situations. Burlesque can even be expanded to include artistic gestures and ideas when a process of reversal similar to that exerted on a body (by means of force, competence. Gravity, etc.) is applied. A definition of seeing always includes the act of setting a distance, which always has something to do with morality. On the other hand, I think that there is something amoral about burlesque.” Christophe Kihm, Burlesques Contemporains catalog, page 25.


A Transparent and Civil Act of Disobedience

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A Transparent and Civil Act of Disobedience

An Interview with Ricardo Dominguez by Hans Peter Kartenberg

Ricardo Dominguez on virtual sit-in's and the upcoming trial against on-line activists in Germany. Hans Peter Kartenberg e-mailed the co-founder of The Electronic Disturbance Theater (EDT) on 2005-6-12.

> On your website at thing.net there was a call for a virtual sit-in on the website minutemanproject.com from May 27th to May 29th 2005. Who are the minutemen and what was the idea of that action?

Swarm The Minutemen was an e-action developed by a group of activists in the San Diego, California and Tijuana, Mexico border along with Electronic Disturbance Theater (EDT), in order to call attention to The Minutemen. The Minutemen are a non-governmental group of people vowing to patrol the US/Mexico border with guns in order to stop migrant people from crossing the border. They represent an intensification of the trend of violence towards migrant people and people of color that has increased since 9/11. They have received right wing state government support from Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and from anti-immigrant media. EDT called for a three day virtual sit-in in solidarity with Swarm who had called for a number of e-actions to take place: a 24/7 telephone call campaign, a fax action, an e-mail action and sound pollution actions on the border. Since the Minuteman say they love the silence of the desert - because they can hear the dirty rats (the people trying to cross the border) making noise - by creating lots of loud sounds it would keep the Minutemen from finding, stopping and harassing these people. These on/off line actions took place on the same days the Minutemen were holding a convention in Las Vegas.


ANNOUNCEMENTS: June 11 & 12, 2005

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artcast @ Art Basel
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A VERY tentative schedule has been set up of where they will try to be and what they'd like to podcast at Art Basel 05 next week. RSS feed available. In German and English.


b.a.n.g. lab - alpha launch

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*b.a.n.g* Micro_Gestures at the Edge of Invisibility will be an On/Off line space for MFA artists in the Visual Arts Department at UCSD to explore and present works at the edge of invisibility, at the edge of the digital and biological, at the edge of micro-robotics and nano-art, from in-virtu to in-vivo works and back.


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