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Plazaville installation

Plazaville by G.H. Hovagimyan with Christina McPhee
Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 7th, 2009, 5pm-7pm
Location: Pace Digital Gallery, 163 William Street (btw Beekman St. &
Ann St.)
Lower Manhattan
Exhibition Dates: April 7th – May 1st
Gallery Hours: 12-6pm, Tues. – Fri.


Plazaville is a series of short videos based on Jean Luc Godard’s 1965 film Alphaville. It is set in New York in the 21st Century as a series of performances in the corporate plazas of the financial district. It is offered as podcast videos that may be viewed on iPods, iPhones and HD screens via appleTV. Click here to launch iTunes --
It’s also available on G.H. Hovagimyan’s youTube page --

Artists Run Amok in Corporate Plazas

Sept. 11-14th, Artists Meeting ( members did a series of performance / interventions in the (POPS) plazas of Lower Manhattan. They were very successful. The initial idea was to work in the plazas as a way to take back the public spaces and engage the public. This has extra meaning after 9/11 and especially downtown which has been a sort of barricaded fortress.

César Chávez Video in Times Square MTV Screen

A five-minute video based on Port Huron Project 4: We Are Also Responsible, is currently showing on MTV’s giant high-definition video screen in Times Square on the East side of Broadway, between 44th and 45th Streets. The video plays at the top of the hour several times each day. Click here for the schedule. Thanks to CREATIVE TIME for setting this up!

Illuminated nanoscripts for iPod nanos by *paticle group*

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An illuminated nanoscript by Amy Sara Carroll, Ricardo Dominguez and Diane Ludin for iPod nano video presentation created for the *particle group* project installation at:


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I'm pleased to announce that several videos from rantapod
will be included in the Pocket Films Festival at the Pompidou
Center in Paris, June 13, 14, 15. Several rantapod videos will be
made available for download via bluetooth at the center during the
festival. Here's the website for the festival

Guy Ben-Ner, "Stealing Beauty", Postmasters Gallery, Jan 5 - Feb 16, 2008

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Political art can be a dangerous quagmire, often lending to sanctimony and didacticism, to a keen embrace of the obvious by artists (and curators) who should know better. Witness the anti-capital punishment exhibition, Under Pain of Death, currently at the Austrian Cultural Forum, which adheres to the expected and respectful by being impressed with the seriousness of the issue it addresses. But in carefully covering its bases (Warhol's Electric Chair, natch, and then another one constructed from Lego blocks) it fails to ignite any passion or real interest. It remains literal, antiseptic and inert, like a UN policy paper.

TELECULTURE at PACE Digital Gallery

November 13 - December 14, 2007

Video based artwork by Chris Borkowski, Bethany Fancher, Gerald Förster, Taras Hrabowsky, Jennifer Jacobs, Eric Payson, Second Front, Mark Tribe, and [dNASAb]
Curated by Lee Wells

To view the exhibition goto:

video_dumbo, briefly revisited

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Here's a little --> photo story of what happened literally one block away from the "artist meeting" during the dumbo festival last month (of which I just learned thru this blog!)

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