JANUARY 2015 [A SAMPLE ISSUE]
ASCI eBulletin Editor: Cynthia Pannucci
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THANKS TO NEW/RENEWING MEMBERS! (new/renewing members):
~ Anne Marchand, rhythms of nature and the cosmos http://www.annemarchand.com
~ Peter N. Gray, ancient genographic mapping in metal sculpture http://www.metal-i-genics.com
~ Geoffrey Drake-Brockman, robotics, optics, art installations, anthopomorphism, simulacra www.drake-brockman.com.au
~ Izumi Tokuno, large digital prints for architectural spaces; fabric hangings http://www.takeya.com/mm/gallery/index.htm
~ Ken Knowlton, computer-assisted mosaics and images; R&D http://www.knowltonmosaics.com
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THIS MONTH'S FEATURED MEMBER
Announcing our January 2015 Featured Member!
Lindsay Obermeyer is an artist that employs the history and metaphors surrounding textile practices to study a diverse range of topics, including environmentalism, medical ethics, microbiology, and gender.
Visit her page: http://www.asci.org/artikel1405
~ The Orpheus Variations, which explores the neuroscience of memory in both content and form, is currently preparing a show at New York City's Public Theater's "Under the Radar Festival" next month and are seeking your Kickstarter campaign support. http://bit.ly/KICKSTARTDTP
~ "Ai Weiwei and the fine art of the art installation" is an art journal article by Mathangi Krishnamurthy. http://www.3quarksdaily.com/3quarksdaily/2014/09/
~ The Minerva Foundation works to promote research in neuroscience, specifically on original and challenging approaches to the study of the visual brain; it awards an annual Golden Brain Award for innovative research, and organizes an International Conference on Neuroesthetics to shed light on the elusive experience of both the creator and the beholder of art in all its possible forms.
~ "Trust me, I'm an Artist" project investigates the new ethical issues arising from art and science collaboration and consider the roles and responsibilities of the artists, scientists, and institutions involved. www.artscienceethics.com
FESTIVALS / EXHIBITIONS / PERFORMANCES
~ Evening laser art event in London, Thurs, Jan.8, 2015, brings forward the benefits of scientific research in lasers by inviting talks from: Dr. Arthur Turrell will explain how lasers are helping scientists recreate the forces that power our sun – which could provide a source of unlimited green energy here on earth. Dr. Ceri Brenner will talk about her day to day work on the world’s most powerful lasers and what they can do for you, and Ph.D student Lia Han will discuss the use of lasers to cool objects to a quantum state, and her collaborative work with photographer Gyorgy Laszlo to create visceral organic images with laserlight; organized by Super/Collider arts group; Ace Hotel, London. http://www.acehotel.com/#calendar/london/laser-quest
~ "The Food Design Show: Food as Molecular Gastronomy, Artifact & Biosensor" includes work by the world's most creative chef, Ferran Adrià, who no longer cooks but is producing interdisciplinary "creativity" projects about food; at BRAC Temporary Gallery, 305 East 140th St. Bronx, NYC; January 9-31, 2015. http://www.bronxriverart.org/gallery-upcoming.cfm
~ "ECLIPSE" is an immersive, multimedia installation by created by the Canary Project co-founders Sayler/Morris that examines species extinction through the passenger pigeon; project done in collaboration with Elizabeth Kolbert, author of the seminal book on climate change, Field Notes from a Catastrophe, and the recently published The Sixth Extinction; MASS MoCA museum; thru Sept.1, 2015. http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=934
~ "Body in Eden" group show at Wayfarers Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC; Jan.9 - Feb.1, 2015. http://www.brooklynwayfarers.org/
~ "The Way Things Go" is a special curatorial project by Thai artist, Rirkrit Tiravanija [known for "Relational Aesthetics"] curated projects that utilize food, food objects, seeds, recipes, etc. as content for participatory art-making; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; February 13 – May 24, 2015. http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/
~ "Ghosts of the Gulf" by Brandon Ballengee is a solo exhibition that includes several stark and brilliantly colorful images of marine species collected in the Gulf of Mexico directly following the deadly 2010 Deep Water Horizons (DWH) oil spill disaster; curated by Amy Lipton of ecoartspace; at Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries of Clarkson University; BIRE Gallery, Main Street, Beacon, NY; thru March 8, 2015. http://www.bire.org/gallery/
~ "Sculpting Motion: The Fickle Screen" is a solo exhibition by installation artist Madi Boyd, includes her collaboration with two neuroscientists, Mark Lythgoe and Beau Lotto; curated by AXNS [an art+neuroscience collective] for the Gerald Moore Gallery, London; Jan.17-28, 2015. http://axnscollective.org/sculptingmotion/
~ “William Blake: Apprentice and Master“ presents a retrospective of the stunning works (1757-1827) of a visionary painter, printmaker, and revolutionary poet; the Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology/University of Oxford’s exhibition; March 1, 2015. http://www.ashmolean.org/exhibitions/williamblake/
~ "Random Precision in the Metric of Time" is Erwin Redl's solo exhibition of a new body of work that reveals unexpected variances through time-based media and processes; Arthur Roger Gallery; New Orleans; Jan.10 - March 14, 2015. http://arthurrogergallery.com/exhibition/erwin-redl/
~ The "TechNoBody" group exhibition explores the mediated world's impact on and relationship to the physical body in an increasingly virtual world; Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY; Jan.23 - March 21, 2015. http://www.pelhamartcenter.org/in_the_gallery/
~ "Otto Piene & Electronic Art in New England" solo exhibition at Boston Cyberarts Gallery, Boston, MA; January 9 – February 15, 2015. http://bostoncyberarts.org/gallerypage/
~ The Streaming Museum's winter program presents: RYOJI IKEDA, Japan's leading electronic composer & visual artist, takes over Times Square IN DUBAI Imagining Future Cities THEO JANSEN'S Beach Strandbeests Species ROBERT WILSON's Musings on arts & the creative process STARKWEATHER'S Sustainable Fashion Philosophy & more... http://streamingmuseum.org
~ "Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen: assemble standard minimal" exhibition which features a new commissioned work that draws attention to the ambiguous identity of animals designed as products; at Schering Project Space, Berlin; 23 January – 3 May 2015. http://www.scheringstiftung.de/index.php
~ Esther Klein Gallery at the Science Center, Philadelphia, PA exhibitions:
* "#MadeAtDMD" is a group show that highlights the creativity and diversity of the Philadelphia "makers" community; The Esther Klein Gallery at the Science Center, Philadelphia, PA; thru Jan.16, 2015.
* "Crystal Beings" group show of crystal inspired art; Feb.5 - March 20, 2015. http://www.estherkleingallery.tumblr.com/
~ "REALSPACE" exhibition at the Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA; thru Jan.18, 2015; now has video walk-through of the show at: http://vimeo.com/114177449
~ "Present Life Past Dreams" is a solo show by Zoe Buckman which takes the ephemerality of the placenta as the starting point for her artworks in several media that contemplate on the relationship between life and death; Garis & Hahn Gallery, NYC; opening February 25, 2015. http://www.zoebuckman.com/present-life.php
~ "Hothouse Video: Marina Zurkow" is solo exhibition of six of her HD video animations whose narratives pose uneasy questions about man’s intervention in our physical environment; Washington Project for the Arts at Capital Skyline Hotel Lobby; Jan.16 - March 15, 2015. https://www.wpadc.org/exhibitions/hothouse-video-marina-zurkow
~ "Eyebeam 2015 Annual Showcase, A Year of Alternative Maneuvers" by the 2014 residents at Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, NYC; Gallery 216, Brooklyn, NY; 29 January - 21 February 2015. http://eyebeam.org/events/2015-annual-showcase
SYMPOSIA /WORKSHOPS /LECTURES
~ "M(y)Crobes" workshop, part of "The Food Design Show" at the Bronx River Art Center, NYC, is a project by The Cotard Syndicate (a collaboration between Neuroscientist Siddharth Ramakrishnan and Media Artists Stefani Bardin + Toby Heys) explores our cohabitation with microbes that live within, on and around us; NYC; January 12, 5:00-6:30pm. http://www.bronxriverart.org/gallery-upcoming.cfm
~ "Psychology and Art: A discussion of the psychology of art & the art of psychology. Who does what to whom and why;" at Central Booking Gallery, NYC; January 8, 2015 at 7pm; Admission: $5. http://centralbookingnyc.com/event/psyched-a-panel-discussion-of-the-psychology-of-art-the-art-of-psychology-who-does-what-to-whom-and-why/
~ "Art, Activism and Global Warming" will be a panel discussion featuring the Director of NASA, Dr. Gavin A. Schmidt and artists M. Annenberg, Jeff Carpenter, Aviva Rahmani and Simone Spicer; Flomenhaft Gallery, NYC; January 28, 2015 from 6-8 pm. www.flomenhaftgallery.com
~ "UNDERSTANDING VISUAL MUSIC - UVM 2015" international conference invites your participation; Brasilia, Brazil; June 10-12, 2015. Information: http://uvm2015.unb.br
~ The AXNS [art+neuroscience collective] presents a panel discussion of artists, neuroscientists, and philosophers investigating the work of visionary art of William Blake; part of the William Blake festival at the Blackwell’s Bookshop, Oxford, UK; 29th January, 7pm. http://www.inspiredbyblake.co.uk
~ "Art of the Invisible Ocean" will be a public presentation by Mara G. Haseltine that will include a screening of "Invisible Ocean," a documentary film by Emily Driscoll; and also the live opera music film, "La Boheme a Portrait of our Oceans in Peril" by Mara about the adventures of an aqua artist; Morbid Anatomy Museum, Brooklyn, NYC; Jan.12, 2015 at 8pm; $8. http://morbidanatomymuseum.org/event/our-invisible-oceans-in-peril-screening-and-talk-with-mara-g-haseltine/
~ The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas is organizing a conference on hybrid research practices in the arts, sciences, and technology from the 1960s to today; March 10-13, 2015. http://www.spencerart.ku.edu/hybrid-practices/
~ 2015 Future Everything Festival has created a platform for a global community to collaboratively reflect on the bleeding edges of art, academia, design and business - to forge new visions to figure out the path forward; Manchester, UK; Feb.26-28, 2015. http://futureeverything.org
~ ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2015 Festival will include over 20 curated exhibitions alongside a series of keynote lectures and public forums featuring local and international guests; cultural venues in Melbourne and regional Victoria, Australia; April 11 - May 17, 2015. www.climarte.org
~ Workshops at Eyebeam Art & Technology Center in Brooklyn, NYC: M(y)Crobes: Create your own Wearable Biosensor -- a Computational Fashion Workshop; 10 January, 2015 from 12noon-3pm. http://eyebeam.org/events/mycrobes
OPPORTUNITIES / JOBS
~ Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, launches January 2015, seeks to engage and mobilize thousands of designers, scientists, architects, planners, students, and more, to tackle food system challenges using biomimicry design solutions, and to help bring these solutions to market. http://challenge.biomimicry.org
~ The Media Arts & Technology Program (MATP) at University of California /Santa Barbara, invites applications at the Associate Professor level for a joint tenured position in Media Arts and Technology and Electrical and Computer Engineering. https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply
~ Art Shape Mammoth is a national organization with the mission to enhance nationwide contemporary arts dialog by supporting the development of artists and connecting them with new communities. ASM facilitates a nationwide artist representation and exhibition program, a community gallery and workshop space in Vermont, a near-wilderness artist residency camp in the UP of Michigan, and traveling experiential workshops in metal-casting and ceramics. www.artshapemammoth.com
~ The Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) at the University of Washington seeks to hire a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in experimental art practice to begin in September 2015; Email for details: "search [at] dxarts.washington.edu"
~ Information Visualization's 19th international conference & Digital Art showcase invites submissions; Barcelona this year. January and March deadlines: http://www.graphicslink.co.uk/
~ The International Conference on the Arts in Society invites your proposals to be a presenter at their 22-24 July 2015 Conference ['The Work of Art in the Age of Networked Society'] at Imperial College London, London, UK; Submission Deadline: 20 January 2015; and Early Registration Deadline: 15 January 2015. http://artsinsociety.com/the-conference/call-for-papers
~ The Department of Art, Art History, and Design (AAHD) at Michigan State University invites applications for the position of assistant professor, tenure system, in Electronic Art and Intermedia. https://jobs.msu.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/
~ Conference submission Open Call for xCoAx 2015's The Third International Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics and X, is an exploration of multi-disciplinary enquiry on aesthetics, computation, communication and the elusive x factor that connects them all; 25–26 June 2015, in Glasgow; Deadline to submit: 18 January 2015. http://xcoax.org/#submit
~ The ArteArt Prize Laguna is seeking innovative "land art" project proposals that will receive € 7,000 Euro and be installed at this year's Venice Biennale; Deadline: Jan.20, 2015. http://www.artelagunaprize.com/index.php/speed-news-premio/1412-land-art.html
~ Art!Climate's Call for Submissions of sound art miniatures related to climate change effects and the global environmental crisis; a project of Balance/Unbalance; Deadline: 1 February 2015. http://ceiarteuntref.edu.ar/art_climate_2014
~ The Cultural Innovation International Prize is a biennial competition organized by the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) with the aim of incentivizing projects that explore the potential cultural scenarios of the coming years through research and practice; Deadline: Feb.5, 2015. http://www.innovationcccb.org/en_GB/bases
~ The Digital Entertainment Technologies and Arts (DETA) track at 2015 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2015), invites submissions describing original work for presentation in Madrid, Spain from 11 - 15 July 2015; Abstracts due: Jan.21, 2015. http://www.sigevo.org/gecco-2015/papers.html
~ Open Call for Proposals from Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Art + Technology Lab provides up to $50,000 grants supporting projects that explore artistic applications of emerging technologies; Deadline: 16 February 2015. http://www.lacma.org//sites/default/files/YearTwo
~ Waterwheel Website Re-launch's with "HOT WATER: Water, Peace and War" Call for Contributions by 9 March 2014. http://water-wheel.net/resource_files/hotwater-call.pdf
~ Seeking applications for an $8,000 prize for emerging Chinese media artists, plus 3-month residency at Eyebeam Art & Technology Center in Dumbo, Brooklyn, NYC; Deadline: Jan.10, 2015. http://eyebeam.org/blogs/roddy/tasml-carroll-fletchereyebeam-young-chinese-artist-talent-award
ASCI MEMBERS' NEWS
~ Anna Dumitriu's collaborative project, “Trust Me, I’m an Artist: Developing Ethical Frameworks for Artists, Cultural Institutions and Audiences Engaged in the Challenges of Creating and Experiencing New Art Forms in Biotechnology and Biomedicine in Europe” is a huge collaboration with several European arts and science institutions. This project is funded by Creative Europe with Anna as the lead artist and professor Bobbie Farsides as lead ethicist. www.artscienceethics.com
~ Leslie Fry's new ceramic art is included in the "Body in Eden" group show at Wayfarers Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC; Jan.9 - Feb.1, 2015. http://www.brooklynwayfarers.org/
~ Laura Splan will be exhibiting sculptural work combining biomedical forms with computerized machine embroidery on remnant facial peel in the exhibition, "TECHNOBODY" curated by Patricia Miranda at the Pelham Art Center; January 23–March 21, 2015. Splan will be in attendance at the Opening Reception on Friday, January 23, 2015, 6:30-8:00pm. http://www.pelhamartcenter.org/in_the_gallery/detail.cfm?id=86&whi=upcoming
~ Elaine Whitaker's "I Caught It At The Movies" installation is now featured on the wonderful Photomediations Machine website, curated by Joanna Zylinska, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. http://photomediationsmachine.net/2014/12/09/i-caught-it-at-the-movies/
~ Flash Light is exhibiting a new animated digital artwork titled, “Pope Vernita Summons Dragons,” in the show, “Holiday Madness,” at Viridian Artists gallery, NYC; thru January 10, 2015. Here's a link to the myth behind the piece: http://www.TheChurchOfArt.org/dragons.htm
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