Things are kind of really booming right now - there's so much stuff going on in terms of new media/art+technology/etc in this city, this week/month... so I split the past stuffcalendar entry in two.
Marcel Broodthaers: Décor: A Conquest
4 East 77th Street (5th Ave)
Michael Werner Gallery - M-F 10am-6pm, Until Sept 15
Sousveillance Culture panel with Amy Alexander, Jill Magid and Hasan Elahi, moderated by Marisa Olson
Luna Lounge, 61 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, Sept 15, 2007, 2:30pm - 4pm
Rhizome is organizing a panel in conjunction with Conflux, on sousveillance, the practice of watching from below (sous-) rather than above (sur-). A diverse group of artists whose work engages surveillance will explore the cultural and political implications of sousveillance, which tends to be discussed as empowering when manifest as a "taking-back" of cameras or the rising-up of "little brother," but which also unfolds in an era of increased self-surveillance, encouraged by both the government and the culture of participatory and 'transparent' media. Panelists include artists Amy Alexander, Jill. Magid and Hasan Elahi, and moderator Marisa Olson, Editor and Curator, Rhizome.
One Million Forgotten Moments
Wed, Sept 12, 7pm & 9pm - continues through Sunday
38 Park Row, New York, NY
7p and 9p showtimes; $1
One Million Forgotten Moments is a public spectacle-showcase-festival- celebration-performance that features a lineup of 100 of New York's most talented artists, from the legendary to the ridiculous, to the bizarre, to the insane, to the totally mindblowing.
We are transforming a former porn/DVD shop on Park Row (across the street from City Hall) into a beautiful 18th-century jewelbox theater, where an audience of 25 sits in the storefront window and watches the madness unfold on the street.
With the National Theater of the United States of America, Brett Windham, the Vintage DJ, Jody Elff, Casey Opstad, Radiohole, Collapsable Giraffe, the 7 Seconds, Jenny Seastone Stern, Rollo Romig, the Magic of Steve Cuiffo, songbird Johnnie Moore, Jesse Hawley, Chelsea Bacon, Beth Kurkjian, Normandy Sherwood, and more.
Evening Talks with New Media Artists: Marina Zurkow + Joe McKay
Rm 313, 163 William Street, Pace University, NYC
6:30pm. monday sept 10 :: marina zurkow + joe mckay
Zurkow creates animated, psychologically infused narratives, which push cartoons beyond the classic perpendicular screen into physical environments. Joe McKay is an artist who makes work with and about digital culture
Art Around the Park: Live Action Painting
Tompkins Square Park
Saturday, Sept 7 11a through Sunday
In what has been considered one of the most visually stimulating and
creative events in New York City, over 140 talented artists
simultaneously paint on a 1,400-foot long canvas. Each artist is
given an area approximately 7 by 7 feet wide. -nonsensenyc
Art Parade 2007
Saturday, Sept 7, 4pm
Houston and West Broadway, down West Broadway, ending at Grand Street, Manhattan
Deitch Projects, Creative Time and Paper Magazine are pleased to announce the third annual Art Parade. The parade will take place on Saturday September 8, at 4PM. The route will begin on Houston and follow West Broadway, ending on Grand Street. Following the success of the past two Art Parades, artists, performers and designers are again being invited to create floats, placards, portable sculptures, kites, performances and street spectacles.
Sept 7, 2007, Mcgolrick Park
Between Nassau and Driggs, and between Monitor and Russell, Brooklyn
The aeolian ride is 52 people in wind-inflated-suits riding bicycles through cities around the world. inspired by a love for bikes, city cruising, critical mass, costumes, sillyness + things that inflate, i decided to make a free, mass participatory event with a sense of humor. it excites those riding as well as delights those watching, all the while transforming the landscape into a playground of windfilled shapes.
New Media Hacks by Joe McKay
VertexList - 138 Bayard St, Brooklyn, NY
Sept 7 - Oct 7, Fri, Sat, Sun, 2-6 pm. Opening reception on Sept 7, 7 - 10pm
The cell phone sculptures give these old phones a second life. Torn apart and recontextualized – they perform new functions. A dog-chewed phone gets to show off its beautiful broken display. Two flip phones become telegraph sounders. Four phones combine to make a musical keyboard. And so on. In Sunset Solitaire, I perform a one man game with the setting sun.
Hektor Meets Dexter Sinister
Thursday, Sept 6, 2007: 6pm - midnight
Swiss Institute - 495 Broadway, 3rd Floor
Machine, man and mathematics unite for a special 6-hr event at the Swiss Institute. The painting machine “Hektor,” brainchild of artist and designer Jürg Lehni, will perform for a live audience, making a series of paintings on the walls in the Swiss Institute gallery and hallways. Consisting of a spray can, two small motors and a computer-coordinated belt, Hektor replicates the motion of a graffiti artist’s hand, making lo-fi graphics with digital brains.
Sept 6, 2007, Thursday, 9:30pm
The Tank presents the first edition of DISSENTER STAGE, a music event focusing on unconventional electronics. This edition showcases Dutch laptop scrapper CAPSLOCK (Ketacore, Bloodshed Unlimited), on tour in the US and fresh from the Forced Noise festival in Providence, unleashing a unique blend of atmosphere and hard-hitting rhythm. Local beat researchers AEROSTATIC (Mirex, Native State Digital) provide supporting cover with complementary explorations of ambience and rhythmic tension, along with BIT SHIFTER (Mirex, 8bitpeoples, 555, Astralwerks), New York Game Boy tactical audio specialist, supplying giant sounds from small machines.
[Perpetual Art Machine] Open Artist Roundtable - Video Art in the Age of the Internet
(This is part of an exhibit going on at the Perpetual Art Machine, which ends Friday)
Thursday, Sept 6, 2007, 8-9:30pm
Chelsea Art Museum, 556 West 22nd Street, New York, NY
The [PAM] founders will be hosting an open roundtable discussion on September 6th to analyze the current state and future of the medium of video art and the emergence of new artistic communities that question the authority and connoisseurship of traditional systems of 20th century art. What is the role and future of video art in this very exciting time? What are the current transformations in modes of creation and distribution of video art in the early 21st century? The possibilities seem endless as open source and creative commons communities thrive, allowing for projects like [PAM] to be made possible. Several experts will be present to address these topics.