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Matthew Buckingham and Joachim Koester at The Kitchen


Matthew Buckingham and
Joachim Koester

Sandra of the Tuliphouse or
How to Live in a Free State

The Kitchen
512 West 19th Street, NYC
April 26 thru June 18
Tues - Sat, 12 - 6 pm

Five video projections that follow the fictional "Sandra" through the utopian community of Christiania in Copenhagen. With an outsider's perspective she engages in the daily activities of the city, interweaving historical and factual information. Scenes are projected on separate screens with their own isolated soundtrack letting viewers walk through the space constructing their own narrative with the freedom promised by Christiania itself.

Art Dirt Redux Chelsea Podcast


Art Dirt Redux, Chelsea
Popes, pills, bullets, crucifixions, brass balls and bunny suits: Art Dirt Redux walks Chelsea on April 19, 2005. We stop in at the Robert Gober show at Matthew Marks, Lucas Samaras at Pace Wildenstein and chat with the owners of Lennon Weinberg. Then we have lunch and complain about young artists today.

Richard Barbrook Pictures


Richard Barbrook

Wolfgang Staehle (center, left) and Richard Barbrook (center, right) prepare to arm wrestle for the title of Supreme Net Visionary.

More pictures from Imaginary Futures here

Lecture by Richard Barbrook


The Thing at Postmasters and
the Institute for Distributed Creativity present:

Imaginary Futures
Dr. Richard Barbrook
Hypermedia Research Institute
University of Westminster, London (UK)

Richard Barbrook

6:30 pm
459 West 19th Street
New York City

Margarida Garcia and Barry Weisblat


Billowy Drowse

by Margarida Garcia and Barry Weisblat

Five minutes of improvisation combining an electronic double bass and a modified Casio-SK1 synthesizer. As a duo, Margarida and Barry have developed a spontaneous language and a dynamic range that is all their own. She journeys with the bass and electronic pick-up with her fingers, bow, sticks, stones and anything else she finds fit, while he experiments with electro-magnetic devices, homemade circuits, and modifications to existing electronic instruments. The textures that emerge from their performance peel back the layers of air, knot them together, and then let them simply hang.

9/11 Dust to DNA


World Trade Center
GH interviews artist Kevin Clarke about his collaboration with Mikey Flowers, Dust to DNA:

On the morning of September 11, 2001, florist and volunteer EMT Mikey Flowers grabbed his digital camera and ran the few blocks from his store toward the World Trade Center. He aided the injured after the first plane hit, and then fled for his life when the south tower collapsed, capturing as many moments of the stupefying chaotic scene as humanly achievable. These images are the foundation for Flowers and artist Kevin Clarke's collaborative project, Dust to DNA, presented by Sara Tecchia Roma-New York in this one time venue.

Art Dirt Redux podcast with Kevin Clarke

Free Music, Literally (Part I) by Dion Workman


Dion WorkmanExperimental music presents a curious model for thinking about political art. Political sloganeering and symbolic gestures must be immediately rejected as they exist in the realms of representation that this art form attempts to bypass.

Benefit Auction for Steven Kurtz


More benefits and donations needed

An April 17 benefit auction at Paula Cooper Gallery in NYC has
attracted donations from some of the biggest names in the
contemporary art world, including Hans Haacke, Richard Serra, Cindy
Sherman, Martha Rosler, Sol LeWitt, Ruben Ortiz Torres, Kiki Smith,
Lorna Simpson, Chris Burden, and many others. (See details at bottom
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The Long Emergency


The Long Emergency

What's going to happen as we start to run out of cheap gas to guzzle? James Howard Kunstler sees a bleak future ahead.

Making Things Public


making things publicMaking Things Public: Atmospheres of Democracy

A show curated by Bruno Latour & Peter Weibel
ZKM Center for Art and Media

It turns out that the oldest meaning of the English and German word for 'thing' concerns an assembly brought together to discuss disputed matters of concern. Hence the focus on the slogan FROM REALPOLITIK TO DINGPOLITIK, a neologism invented for the show. This major shift is reflected in the aesthetic of the show, in the ways in which the over one hundred installations and works of art are presented, and in the general physical and virtual architecture. What we are trying to do is compare modernist with non-modern attitudes to objects. In effect, we are moving FROM OBJECTS TO THINGS. newsletter