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ANNOUNCEMENTS: May 14 & 15, 2005


VJ-BOOK.COM Launched

IT'S OFFICIAL. VJ-BOOK is one of the first books to be published on VJ culture, and potentially the first to theorize VJing in a way that breaks down the practice and reception of live visuals in a systematic, structured way.

VJ-BOOK: Jockeying and Post-Cinema (tentative title) begins its inquiry where Godard and Peter Greenaway leave theirs in proclaiming that ‘cinema is dead.' The cinematic language is a rich, engrossing one that remains unexplored in traditional Hollywood-style narratives. Contemporary VJs (video-jockeys) are the first group in the 21st century to seriously engage and question the potentials and limitations of the cinematic medium in a wide variety of formats and contexts.

The tentative release date for VJ-BOOK is December 2005/January 2006 in a limited edition print format.

info at vj-book dot com

Diapason Gallery for Sound Presents:
"Spaced Out" and "Unentitled"

A two-part Sound Installation by Writer/Composer Bruce Andrews.

Performances at 8 pm all three nights involving improvising musicians and experimental poetic language "edited live"

New Line-up for May 14

Shelley Hirsch — vocals
Ikue Mori — electronics
Okkyung Lee — cello
David Watson — bagpipes, guitar
Judy Dunaway — tenor balloon
Damon Holzborn — electronics
Bruce Andrews — language, edited live

Saturdays 3PM - 10PM (performance at 8)
May 7, 14, 21

Diapason Gallery
1026 Sixth Avenue, # 2S New York City
(between 38th & 39th Street)
subway: F, N, R, W, Q, 1, 2, 3 to 42nd Street

Curating, Immateriality, Systems: A Conference on Curating Digital Media
Tate Modern Starr Auditorium
£20 (£15 concessions), booking recommended
Saturday 4 June 2005, 10.30–18.30

This conference asks how curators can respond to new forms of self-organising and self-replicating systems, databases, programming, net art, software art and generative media, and in general to systems of immaterial cultural production. What new models of curatorial practice are needed to take account of shared, distributed and collaborative objects and processes?

Contributors include: Inke Arns | Josephine Berry Slater | Geoff Cox | Olga Goriunova & Alexei Shulgin | Eva Grubinger | Piotr Krajewski | Joasia Krysa | Jocob Lillemose | Franziska Nori | Christiane Paul | Tiziana Terranova.

more info

jihui Digital Salon presents
John Klima

Tues., May 17, 2005 @ 7:00 pm
jihui - Digital Salon
Parsons Design Lab
55 West 13th Street, 9th Fl.
New York, NY 10011

John Klima employs a variety of technologies to produce artwork from electronics and computer hardware and software. Consistently connecting the virtual to the real, Klima builds large scale electro-mechanical installations driven by 3D game software he programs from scratch. The virtual computer imagery mirrors and extends the potential and agency of the physical components to produce cohesive worlds that are both humorous and sinister.

Klima will give a brief survey of his works and discuss his recent projects "Train," a hyper-narrative taking place on an HO scale railroad, which was exhibited in December 2003 at Postmasters Gallery in New York, in April 2005 at the DeCordova Museum in Boston, and will become part of the permanent collection of the Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo in Badajoz, Spain, in September 2005; "Terrain Machine," a large matrix of 225 electro-mechanical actuators that create a projection surface in order to match a 3D image / dataset in real time; and "Rapunsel," a game project designed to help teach computer programming to junior high school girls, which he is working on with Mary Flanagan and Ken Perlin at the Media Research Lab of NYU.