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Transborder Immigrant Tool at ISEA 2009

b.a.n.g. lab researchers have been very busy and have a handful of upcoming and recent exhibitions! Follow these links to find out more!


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Transborder Immigrant Tool at ISEA 2009

The Transborder Immigrant Tool will be exhibited in ‘Space is the Place’ exhibition at the Gallery of the National College of Art & Design in Dublin, as part of the program of ISEA 2009 which takes place in Belfast and Dublin Ireland this year. The exhibition will run from the 27th August – 1st September 2009. The exhibition includes a number of video poems written by Amy Sara Carroll and designed by CRCA researchers Ricardo Dominguez, Micha Cárdenas, and Elle Mehrmand. The voice performances in the vieos are by Micha Cárdenas, Amy Sara Carroll, Césaire Carroll-Dominguez, Patrick Carroll, and Ricardo Dominguez and the code for the project was written by Brett Stalbaum.

“Space is the Place” is an exhibition of the documentation of artistic practises, which intervene in public space. The exhibition will focus on ephemeral practices, which have not been officially sanctioned and which are mediated in some fashion through digital networks.


Micha Cardenas and Elle Mehrmand at GLAMFA

Elle and I are showing the video of Slapshock in the exhibition. Then, on opening night we’ll be doing a new performance called Technesexual which we’ve been hard at work getting ready. It is part of Mixed Relations and involves a mixed reality performance using biometrics and live audio that responds to our movements in order to explore relationality.Then, I’ll be talking about Becoming Dragon (and both of the above works) on an MFA round table as part of the CSULB Visiting Artist Lecture series on Wednesday, September 9th from 5-7pm.

There are a bunch of other amazing artists from UCSD and from around southern california, so come check it all out! More info at the GLAMFA website.

The Transborder Immigrant Tool was in the Yucatan Biennale Arte Nuevo Interactiva 2009

For the fifth time, Mérida joins other art centers of the world such as Venice, Havana, New York, Paris, and Istanbul, to name a few, in hosting a “Biennale”. This French and Italian word refers to any event which takes place every two years. In contemporary art, Biennale is used to describe an international exhibit. Mérida’s first Biennale was in 2001, and has taken place every two years since then. From May 28 (opening was at 9 pm at Museo de la Ciudad) until the end of June, the Museo de la Ciudad was headquarters for the Mérida Biennale. The event’s theme was the interactivity of art works and the public via Internet and other technologies, therefore its title of “Arte Nuevo InteractivA ‘09″.

The Biennale incldes a number of CRCA researchers including Micha Cardenas, Ricardo Dominguez, Eduardo Navas, Brett Stalbaum and Nina Waisman in the categories of Locative Media and Critical Conceptualism.

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