July 2013 issue
Published by Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI)
Editor: Cynthia Pannucci
WELCOME TO THE ASCI eBULLETIN: a monthly, hyper-linked listing of news, events, resources, and opportunities in the burgeoning international field of art-science-technology.
SEND YOUR ART-SCI ANNOUNCEMENTS for the ASCI eBulletin to: "bulletin [at] asci [dot] org" by the 28th of each month. Submit basic information plus a URL or email address where full details are located. We appreciate receiving information in this abbreviated format.
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT! new/renewing members [+univ/college professors]:
~ Bonnie Peterson, environment, data, embroidery, transfers, printing www.bonniepeterson.com
~ Nita Sturiale, performance, technology, cognition, wave behavior www.nitasturiale.com
~ Gunes-Helene Isitan, biomedia art, photography: hyper nature & politics www.gunesisitan.com
~ Pat Lucas-Morris, exploring overlap of science, art, imagination http://plmdrawings.com
~ Anna Lindemann, multidisciplinary art re: evolutionary developmental biology http://www.askewmusic.com
~ Jocelyn Scheirer, human-computer interaction; abstract & conceptual work www.jocelynscheirer.com
~ Julia Gill, photography: photons interacting with organic matter www.juliagill.com
~ James Brey, Layers: Art-Science of Places in Peril; earth science http://foxblogs.uwc.edu/layers/
~ Katharine Owens [University of Hartford, CT], environmental policy, printmaking, creative writing http://www.katowens.com
~ Dee Breger, enhanced scanning electron micrograph images http://micrographicarts.com
~ Shirley Steele, digital prints: reconfigured intelligence, altered iterations www.steelestudio.com
~ Judith Waller [University of Washington Colleges], Layers: Art-Science of Places in Peril; painting http://foxblogs.uwc.edu/layers
~ Ellen Levy [School of Visual Arts/NYC] complex systems; information-biology-design http://www.complexityart.com
ANNOUNCING... Please share this!
International Call for Entries for
SCIENCE INSPIRES ART: THE COSMOS
the 15th annual, art-science, juried exhibition
organized by Art & Science Collaborations
will be held at the New York Hall of Science
August 31, 2013 - March 2, 2014
Seeking stunning images of original art created in any visual media and inspired by astronomy (including astrophysics, astrochemistry, astrobiology, astrogeology), space exploration, questions of cosmology, extra-terrestrials, or the nature of matter and/or time in relation to universal laws.
Entry DEADLINE: July 21, 2013
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THIS MONTH'S FEATURED MEMBER
Announcing our July-August Featured Member:
Health of the Planet
In this long-term project, Steve's visits to the Amazon Rainforest have inspired the use of X-ray photography to express its beauty and fragility.
Visit his page for details: www.asci.org/artikel1199.html
~ Recent New York Times article, "When Artworks Crash: Restorers Face Digital Test," provocatively states that "the 1s and 0s of digital art degrade far more rapidly than traditional visual art does, and the demands of upkeep are much higher. Nor is the way forward clear." http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/06/10/arts/design/
~ The United States Supreme Court Decides: Our Genes Belong to Us, Not Companies in recent ruling. http://www.aclu.org/blog/womens-rights-free-speech-
~ New online article about the history of San Francisco's Exploratorium, created by Frank Oppenheimer [one of the core scientists on the atomic bomb/Manhattan Project]. This piece explores Oppenheimer's belief in the power of art and science. http://thebulletin.org/atomic-idea-exploratorium
~ The Hillman Photography Initiative will serve as a living laboratory for photography, exploring the intersections among artistic practices and technological research; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA. http://initiative.cmoa.org
~ Have you heard of the newest technologies in consumer cameras, the Lytro and GigaPan? They will probably change forever how museums document their exhibitions, and Carnegie Museum of Art recently experimented with both and held a public panel discussion; the event "wrap-up" page has great research links. http://initiative.cmoa.org/lytro-gigapan-event-wrap-up/
~ The NanoArt 21 Project white paper examines the origin of NanoArt and contemporary NanoArt status, will review several Technology supported Art programs, and will report the contribution that NanoArt 21 brings as an organization which strongly encourages Science/Engineering–Art/Design collaborations. http://seadnetwork.files.wordpress.com/
2012/11/orfescu_final.pdf and the NanoArt21 website is at http://www.nanoart21.org
~ Sleep Paralysis Project is an art-science collaboration of Paul Broks is a neuropsychologist and science writer, with Carla MacKinnon is filmmaker and interdisciplinary producer; the project consists of a short experimental film and cross platform project exploring the phenomenon of sleep paralysis. http://www.thesleepparalysisproject.org
~ Center for Visual Music is a nonprofit film archive dedicated to visual music, experimental animation, and avant-garde media. CVM is commited to preservation, curation, education, scholarship, and dissemination of the film, performances and other media of this tradition, together with related historical documentation and artwork; Los Angeles, California. http://www.centerforvisualmusic.org
~ The Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, is a leading centre for the contemporary arts and a venue for projects breaking through artistic boundaries. This art center is doing a Anthropocene Project 2013-14. http://hkw.de/en/programm/2013/
~ SEEKING YOUR KICKSTARTER HELP: Artist, Pam Longobardi, is leading the Drifters Project/Kefalonia, Phase 3, to collaborate with the cultural community, the Greek Naval Academy, the Ionion Center of Kefalonia, and the University of Athens, to clean-up plastics/refuse on the beaches of the Ports of Poros (2013) and the major Port of Argostoli (2014) of the Ionion Islands. You can help Greece with this kickstarter campaign. https://rally.org/driftersprojectkefalonia
~ LAYERS: Art-Science of Places in Peril is a new collaborative project that addresses the confluence of human activity (including city planning and structure, design, locale) with increased hazard vulnerability due to global climate change (storms, drought, ocean acidification, rising sea levels), floods, wildfires and tectonic processes (volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis). http://foxblogs.uwc.edu/layers/
~ "Hugabug" is Liz Wason's audio podcast where the young ecologist shares the most comedically absurd and irreverent aspects of the world of animals, in hopes that "hugabug" will help reduce human xenophobia about strange and mysterious life forms. http://lizwason.wordpress.com/category/hugabug/
~ The new 3D film now showing at the California Academy of Sciences, The Last Reef, is a breathtaking journey to the cities of life beneath the sea, which are as vital to sustaining life on Earth as are the rainforests. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSeV5qjlsZA
~ The first NASA-produced view of the surface of Mars from Curiosity Rover's Mast Camera instrument that's larger than one billion pixels, stitched together from 900 exposures and shows details available for public perusal via pan and zoom tools at: http://mars.nasa.gov/bp1/
~ Regine Debatty hosts, "Artists in Laboratories" weekly radio programme of audio streamed on the Internet, where she interviews an artist, a hacker, a designer or a scientist discussing new art practices made possible by advances in science and technologies. https://soundcloud.com/resonance-fm/sets/artists-in-laboratories-a-i-l/
~ New interview with renowned E O Wilson on NPR radio where at length he discusses rationales for cross coupling the arts and sciences. http://sciencefriday.com/segment/06/21/
~ Liam Young, one of the curators of the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale, is developing the exhibition "Future Perfect," a fictional future city where viewers will explore the possibilities and consequences of today's emerging biological and technological research; opens Oct.20, 2013 for the Dutch Design Week. Future Perfect zooms into the fictional city developed for Under Tomorrow’s Sky and develops fragments of the future city at a 1:1 scale. http://www.close-closer.com/en/#/
~ "In a recent survey by art industry analysts ArtTactic (conducted for art insurers Hiscox), 64% of contemporary art collectors reported having made the decision to purchase an artwork from digital images before actually seeing the artwork in person." Thus begins the introduction to a current group exhibition, "Send Me the JPEG," now on view at the highly respected Winkleman gallery in New York City. http://www.winkleman.com/exhibitions/796
~ The EcoArts Festival has posted the images of the submitted artworks on the Ecological Society of America's facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/esa.student.section/
~ The Dark Mountain Project in the UK, grew out of a feeling that contemporary art and literature were failing to respond honestly or adequately to the scale of our entwined ecological, economic, and social crises. We believe that writing and art have a crucial role to play in coming to terms with this reality, and in questioning its foundations. They began producing the annual "Uncivilisation" Festival in Hampshire, UK. http://dark-mountain.net/about/manifesto
~ Cabinet magazine's issue 49 has a special section of writings on "Death." http://www.cabinetmagazine.org/issues/49/
~ metaPhorest is a biological/biomedia art platform in Tokyo that hosts workshops and organizes exhibitions like the series “BioAesthetics Open Lab” at the ICC Open Space in Tokyo, Japan. http://metaphorest.net/?lang=en
~ Biodynamic geometries, also in Tokyo, explores the potential of biological processes, organic materials and soft interfaces upon artistic practice through scientific research and creating biomedia art installations exhibited internationally (since 2006). http://www.biodynamicgeometries.com/Projects.html
~ "(No)where (Now)here" is a video of two "gaze-activated" dresses by fashion designer, Ying Gao.
http://vimeo.com/68860639 She began her higher education at Yale in Peking, China, studying the molecular genetics of plants and agro-biotechnology, followed by study in Geneva, Switzerland and Montreal earning her masters degree in multimedia at Université du Québec. http://yinggao.ca/eng/interactifs/nowhere-nowhere/
~ ~ The "Dry Ice Symphony" by Evelina Rajca, will take place on Sunday, July 7, 2013, at 3pm at the Watercascades between the Marienkirche and the TV Tower, Alexanderplatz, Berlin; followed by a public talk in the Project Space of the Ernst Schering Foundation with Evelina Rajca, Dr. Karin Harrasser (Linz University of Arts and Industrial Design), and Dr. Daniel Tyradellis on the poetry and durabilty of matter. http://www.scheringstiftung.de/en/news/
~ "mouvements et lumieres" is a large group exhibition of kinetic and light art at the Centre d'Art Contemporain Frank Popper, Marcigny, France; June 1 - November 3, 2013.
~ "Dynamo: A Century of Light and Motion in Art, 1913 - 2013," is a group exhibition of optical and kinetic art at the Grand Palais, Paris, France; April 10 - July 22, 2013. http://www.grandpalais.fr/en/event/dynamo
~ "Žilvinas Kempinas: Slow Motion" solo exhibition; Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland; thru 22 September 2013. http://www.tinguely.ch/en/ausstellungen_events/
~ An interview with artist Tomás Saraceno, who has "Co-Opted the Communal Habits of Beatnik Spiders" to make the exquisite artworks in his recent show in Berlin. http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/881828/
~ Damien Hirst's "Ptolomea" (2012) composed of hundreds of entomological specimens on canvas, 108 x 72 inches [274.3 x 182.9 cm] was on display at the new Art Basil/Hong Kong in June 2013. http://www.yatzer.com/assets/Article/
~ "S.T.R.H. (Stones That Rest Heavily)" is a solo sound art installation by Konrad Smolenski that is meant for the viewers/museum-participants, to experience the fleeting but dynamic physical feeling of an earthquake which is generated by massive 3D objects resonating sound in the space; the Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland; June 21 - Aug.19, 2013. [polish only]
~ CINETIK! is the Stämpfli Foundation's second monographic exhibition as a journey through op art, with thirteen artists representing this movement; Stampfli Foundation’s rooms 2 and 3; Barcelona; through Oct.27, 2013.
~ “Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code” is a multimedia exhibition that explores how the genomic revolution is influencing people’s lives and the extraordinary impact it is having on science, medicine and nature; the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC; thru Sept.1, 2014. http://www.mnh.si.edu/exhibits/genome/
~ Jordan Eagles' intriguing paintings made with animal blood is currently on display in an exhibition titled BLOOD/SPIRIT at the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art in St. Louis, Missouri through June 28, 2013. http://www.slu.edu/mocra/mocra-current-exhibitions/jordan-eagles-blood-spirit
~ "Sculpture for Wildlife Habitat" is an online group exhibition curated by artist Greg Corman for the Crafthaus ning group; many of the other sculptures are designed for solitary bees. http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/sculpture-for-wildlife-habitat
~ "Brilliant Collaborators" group exhibition presents works that question the notion of authorship in contemporary art through the complexities produced by the collaborative process; Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea; June 28—August 25, 2013. www.ilmin.org
~ Oskar Fishchinger's "Raumlichtkunst (c.1926/2012) reconstruction is part of the La Fin de la Nuit exhibition; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; thru September 9, 2013. http://www.centerforvisualmusic.org/Raumlichtkunst.html
~ "Alternative Guide to the Universe" group exhibition presents the work of individuals who re-envision the conventions of culture and science; The Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London; thru August 26, 2013. www.southbankcentre.co.uk
~ Wu Tien-Chang's solo exhibition, "Studio of Pseudo Photography" is at the Tina Keng Gallery; Taipei, Taiwan; June 29–August 4, 2013. www.tinakenggallery.com
~ "Dove in the Bell Jar: Explorations of Microworlds" solo exhibition of Julia Hodgson's photomicrography work presents magnified specimens ranging from microbiology to crystallography; The Greenwich Gallery, London; thru July 3, 2013. http://www.adoveinthebelljar.com/exhibitions
~ "Lost in the Memory Palace: Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller" is a retrospective of their celebrated collaborative aural and visual artworks that emphasize experiences that transport the viewer to other realms of consciousness; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; thru August 18, 2013. http://www.ago.net/lost-in-the-memory-palace
~ "Transience" solo exhibition by Susan Aldworth, an experimental print and filmmaker, that investigates the transience of self; her fascination with the physical brain via traditional and radical art media; GV Art gallery, London. July 8 - 20, 2013. www.gvart.co.uk
~ "Among the Machines" group exhibition presents the long-term concerns of ecology alongside the hopefulness of utopian thought, and with a focus on the South Island of New Zealand, the works offer a speculative map for the future; Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand; July–3 November 2013. www.dunedin.art.museum
~ "The Fly Room Project": Imagine Science Films will reconstruct the 1920s lab where the history of genetics and the future of genomics will be explored through a new film, a performance, master classes, and exhibition within the reconstructed Fly Room at Pioneer Works space in Brooklyn, NY; beginning in July 2013. http://www.imaginesciencefilms.org/programs/
~ "Eliot Porter" exhibition of color dye transfer images from a renowned photographer and naturalist whose first career was in medicine (he taught biochemistry and bacteriology at the Harvard Medical School for a decade); Paula Cooper gallery, NYC; sales from the show will benefit Blue Ocean Institute in NYC, directed by ocean scientist Dr. Carl Safina; July 3 - August 8, 2013. http://www.paulacoopergallery.com/exhibitions/544
~ "Regenerative Infrastructures" is a book launch and exhibition of Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI): Renewable Energy Can Be Beautiful 2012 was designed for New York City's Freshkills Park and features the winning and shortlisted submissions to this international competition; Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, NYC; and includes series of public talks beginning July 10th; thru August 30, 2013. http://landartgenerator.org/newsevents/
~ "Frozen Relic: Arctic Works" exhibition was an exact replica of a melting landscape. Working with Greenpeace and Cambridge University aboard the Icebreaker ‘The Arctic Sunrise,’ ScanLAB Projects/London documented a series of ice floes in the Fram Strait, northwest of Svalbard, Norway using millimetre-perfect 3D scanning technology. During the course of two expeditions to the Arctic, the team captured a total of 26 floes in forensic detail, mapping their surfaces precisely, analysing core samples of the ice and tracing their drift through the ice pack. http://www.scanlabprojects.co.uk/projects/
~ The group exhibition, “Send Me the JPEG,” seeks to question what is gained and what is lost in this new era of art collecting by viewing images of the artwork on the Internet first [and perhaps lastly] before purchasing the physical piece. In this well-respected NYC gallery exhibition, no physical artworks are on display, rather digital images of the works are displayed on large flat-screen monitors; Winkleman Gallery, New York City; thru August 2, 2013. http://www.winkleman.com/exhibitions/796
~ In Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary's fourth exhibition at Vienna's Augarten, Cerith Wyn Evans' "The What If?… Scenario (after LG)" features "speaking" chandeliers, apparatuses emitting Morse code, installations that dramatize our perceptual habits and neon works; July 5 - Nov.3, 2013. www.tba21.org
~ Trevor Paglen's solo exhibition at Artpace in San Antonio, Texas, presents his continuing interests in outer space, secret military operations, and shell companies, thus exposing the invisible via satellite technology and photo documentation; July 11 - Sept.15, 2013. www.artpace.org
~ The Annual "Uncivilisation" Festival presents music, art, performance, debate, storytelling and conversations in search of new stories about the truth about today's cultural and ecological crises; Hampshire, UK; Aug. 15-19, 2013. http://uncivilisation.co.uk
~ "Erika Blumenfeld: Water, water, every where" solo show reveals her approach as an "ecological archivist" via photos, paintings, and installation works; Women & Their Work gallery, Austin, Texas; July 11 - Aug.29, 2013. http://www.womenandtheirwork.org/
~ Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria is now producing outside exhibitions in their new EXPORT program. The first is the "Artist As Catalysts" exhibition at the newly renovated Alhóndiga Bilbao cultural center. The show has three themes: Environment and Sustainable Future, Control and Manipulation of our Mediatized World, and Find Your Voice and Express Yourself, which endeavor to transcend conventional boundaries in an effort to inspire those who behold them; July 4 - Sept.8, 3013. http://export.aec.at/bilbao2013/
~ "Something Other Than Photography: Photo & Media" group exhibition investigates expanded dimensions of photography from 1970s-current where the artist is released from the constraints of the "black box" camera; Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art; Oldenburg, Germany; June 26–September 15, 2013. www.edith-russ-haus.de
~ "Nature Reserves" exhibition examines human understandings of the natural environment by focusing on systems of archiving; the exhibition features work across a rich range of media by 13 contemporary artists and three institutions; GV Art London gallery; July 25 - Sept.13, 2013. http://www.gvart.co.uk/exhibitions_future.html
~ "Semipermeable (+)" group exhibition curated by SymbioticA's Oron Catts, is part of ISEA2013; Powerhouse Museum, Sydney; Aug.21, 2013. http://www.isea2013.org/events/semipermiable-plus/
~ "Intra-action Multispecies Becomings in the Anthropocene" exhbition as part of the Australian Animal Studies Group 2013 Conference July 8-10; Show Opening 11 July, 6-8pm, 2013 at MOP Projects, Sydney. http://intraactionart.com
~ "The Land Before and After Time" group exhibition of works relating to ideas and imagery of our planet before and after human existence; Accola Griefen gallery, NYC; July 11 - Aug.10, 2013. http://accolagriefen.com/exhibitions/
~ Synaesthesia Symposium: Discussing a Phenomenon in the Arts, Humanities and Neuroscience, is an international, interdisciplinary event to further explore and theoretically question the field of multisensory perception; the Art Laboratory Berlin, July 5-6, 2013; sponsored in part by the Association of Neuroesthetics. www.artlaboratory-berlin.org/html/eng-events-archive.htm
~ "Life in the Anthropocene" is the theme of the Australian Animals Studies Group Conference 2013 at the University of Sydney, 8-10 July 2013. http://aasgconference.com
~ Two public talks at Arts Catalyst in London:
* "The Living World: Animism in the 21st Century" with author Erik Davis and historian of shamanism Robert Wallis; July 9 at 7pm. http://www.artscatalyst.org/experiencelearning/
* "The Language of Cetaceans" with artist, Ariel Guzik, and scientist, Mark Peter Simmonds OBE; July 12, 2013 at 6:30pm.
~ A Benjamin Dean Lecture, "The Once and Future Kepler Mission: Hot on the Trail of Habitable Earth-size Planets," by Dr. Jon Jenkins who is Senior Research Scientist at the SETI Institute; California Academy of Sciences; July 15, 2013 at 7:30pm in the Planetarium. http://www.calacademy.org/events/lectures/
~ In the new book, 10 Billion, author Stephen Emmott presents compelling evidence that our 7-billion global population is the cause of every global problem we face and represents nothing less than a planetary emergency. Emmott, Head of Computational Science at Microsoft and Professor of Computational Science at Oxford, starred in the 2012 critically acclaimed one-man 'show' "10 Billion" at The Royal Court Theatre in London. The author will give a talk at the Science Museum London; July 18th; book now! http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/events/
~ The symposium "Art and Neuroscience in Dialogue" took place as part of this year’s Venice Biennale and was supported by the Ernst Schering Foundation/Berlin. Dealing with body perception and inter-subjectivity, the event focused on the works of Tino Sehgal who presented his performance “This Variation” to the participating scientists at the Palazzetto Pisani on May 30, 2013; artist subsequently won The Golden Lion for best artist at the Venice Biennale. http://www.scheringstiftung.de/en/activities/
~ SymbioticaA is part of public Winter Art Talks program, Room 228 School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology, The University of Western Australia, 3:00pm; July 5-26, 2013. http://www.symbiotica.uwa.edu.au/
~ "Renegotiating 'Us': In Performance with Other Species" symposium asks the question, What are non-humans able to become? What are humans and performances able to become together in the age of eco-crises? at the Performing Arts Research Centre; University of the Arts Helsinki; Sept.16-17, 2013. https://blogs.helsinki.fi/nordictheatrestudies/
~ SEEKING ASSISTANT: Would you like to assist on projects with internationally renown environmental artist, Agnes Denes? http://agnesdenesstudio.com Agnes lives/works in New York, but OK even if you're only in the city for the summer and have your own place to stay. Agnes is currently working on a mega-dune project to protect NYC from future storms. You must be detail-oriented and conscientious as you will also help with other requests. Send an email with a paragraph about why you are interested and attach your current resume; put "Agnes Denes Assistant" in Subject Line, and send to "asci [at] asci.org"
~ Call for Papers for EVOMUSART 2014 [part of EVO] 3rd International Conference on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design; April 2014, Baetha, Andalusia, Spain. http://www.evostar.org
~ Call for Proposals for art exhibits developed during an experimental laboratory experience via the Helmholtz Initiative on Synthetic Biology; the jury will consist equally of scientists and artists. www.helmholtz.de/syntheticbiology
~ Call for digital images/media works from artists living in Massachusettes for display on the new 80-foot-tall, multi-screen, LED marquee of the Boston Convention Center; next Open Call is July 1, 2013. http://www.artonthemarquee.com/
~ Call for Panel Participants for a panel titled “The Art/Science Curriculum in the Classroom and in the Cloud” to be held as part of the College Art Association 102nd Annual Conference, to be held February 12-15, 2014 in Chicago. Please submit an abstract (up to 200 words) to Adrienne Klein, firstname.lastname@example.org, LEAF Chair, no later than July 20, 2013. Include a brief biographical statement with mailing address, email address, and phone and fax numbers. Please include a cover note explaining your interest and expertise in the topic.
~ NYC gallery space for rent: Large beautiful street-level gallery space (also perfect for other temporary space needs for either public or private use). Approximately 40 ft x 17 ft area in New York’s hopping Lower Eastside available for July and August at $800 a week, everything included. New building with lots of electrical outlets, wifi and other amenities. Please address inquiries to email@example.com with "Gallery Rental" in the Subject line.
~ CENTRAL BOOKING gallery in New York City will be reviewing artwork with themes of medical science and space/time for up-coming shows at its new space. Contact Maddy Rosenberg, Director at "info [at] centralbookingnyc.com"
~ Call for Entries for MADATAC International Essay Prize with the topics: new media art, electronic audiovisual art, multimedia art, video art, cyberart, bioart, digital technologies, sound art, and any creative symbiosis between art, science and technology. http://www.transfera.es/archivos/essayprize.pdf
~ Conference Announcement and Call for Abstracts for the 20th Anniversary of the "Toward a Science of Consciousness 2014" which will be held in Tucson, Arizona; April 21-26, 2014; online Abstract Submission after August 15, 2013. www.consciousness.arizona.edu
~ Open Call for Proposals: the VASA Journal for Images [photography] and Culture is currently soliciting submissions for manuscripts that engage the reader through text, image, video, sound, and animation adding to current scholarship and aesthetic expression. http://vjic.org [click on "submissions" for details]
~ Free weekend workshop: Latorica brings the "Slow Wing" workshop to Byron Bay as part of the Uncivilisation festival, a UK event held by The Dark Mountain Project; will explore cultural and biological extinction as we search for ways to belong and adapt to a changing world; Hampshire, UK; August 15-19, 2013. http://uncivilisation.co.uk
~ Open International Call for single-channel video or motion artworks for the Small Screen at Screen Space gallery in Melbourne, Australia; Deadline: July 8, 2013. www.screenspace.com/proposals.html
~ CALL FOR PAPERS for upcoming symposium: "The Art of Science in New England, 1700-1920" to be held March 15, 2014 at Wellesley College, USA; botanical drawings, geological maps and charts, anatomical models, waxworks, and dioramas are just a few of the methods through which professionals and amateurs pursued scientific research and pedagogy; Deadline: Sept.30, 2013. http://collegeart.org/opportunities/listing/8991/
~ Duchamp Research Stipend available [no residency required] for Masters and Doctorial students; deadline: Oct.31, 2013. http://collegeart.org/opportunities/listing/9002/
~ The AC Institute is accepting submissions for academic manuscripts, critical theory, and innovative texts and essays or collections of essays that investigate art and its many disciplines. www.artcurrents.org
~ SymbioticA has several project Open Calls:
* seeking an Australian artist for the "Biogenic Timestamp Project" which will connect and enable exchanges and dialogue between artists, theorists and scientists from geographical areas that are profoundly marked by the meeting of our “biogenic” (biological) past and future: from Western Australia’s Pilbara iron ore mines to labs in Japan, where new manipulation of living systems promise vast profits. Email expressions of interest and a CV to: "christopher [at] firstname.lastname@example.org"
* those who want to participate in "Experimental BioArt Projects: Not Invented by Nature" project to uncover and assess the societal and cultural aspects of synthetic biology; Deadline: July 28, 2013. http://www.synbio-symposium.de/
~ Call for Papers: Evental Aesthetics is an independent, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to philosophical perspectives on art and aesthetics; Deadline: July 15 and Aug.31, 2013. http://bit.ly/mSviz3
~ Call for artworks and projects for "TRANSMEDIALE2014: afterglow" international festival; what is beyond the digital? Deadline: July 31, 2013. http://www.transmediale.de/content/
~ "Bioart: Contemporary Art and Life Sciences" workshop open to the public; Escola Superior de Artes e Design, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal; July 29 – August 02, 2013. http://summerschool.esad.ipleiria.pt/course/bioart/
NET ART & ACTIVITIES
~ Turbulence Commission: "iSkyTV" invites viewers to reflect on a world in which our natural resources and landscapes have been digitized, databased, copyrighted and archived; created by the Institute for Infinitely Small Things with Sophia Brueckner. http://turbulence.org/works/iSkyTV
~ Open(Art) Exhibition and Workshop is a joint initiative launched by Eyebeam and Mozilla to support creativity at the intersection of art and the open web. Over the past year, four Eyebeam Fellows have been working on projects that address issues of innovation, transparency, and utility within the context of the Internet; at Eyebeam Art&Tech Center, NYC; July 12 - August 11; Opening Reception: July 12, 6-8pm; Workshops: July 13, 2013 from 12-3pm. www.eyebeam.org
~ The "Never Odd or Even" exhibition seamlessly traverses the twenty-year trajectory of Jon Thomson and Alison Craighead's practice, marked by their explorations of the World Wide Web and the (mis-)information it creates and disseminates. In their video games and installations, they present a set of narratives that, one imagines, might resemble the results as displayed to an extraterrestrial who has tapped into planet Earth's search engines; Carroll/Fletcher gallery, London; thru July 13, 2013. http://www.carrollfletcher.com/
ASCI MEMBERS' NEWS
* a new video of his polished stainless steel kinetic wind-sculpture, "Cube Tower" 26ft (8m) has been installed in the wonderful Changchun Sculpture Park in Jilin Province in Northeast China. http://vimeo.com/user9054488/ralfonso-cube-tower-kinetic-sculpture-changchun
* just launched his new Video Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ralfonso1
* he and his team are working on the 8m "UNION" kinetic sculpture group for the EOLA Park in Orlando and anticipate installation in September 2013.
* is thrilled and honored to be invited end of October 2013, to teach Kinetic Art at the Tsinghua University in Beijing, China for 3 weeks.
* has sculpture included in "mouvements et lumieres" group exhibition at the Centre d'Art Contemporain Frank Popper, Marcigny, France; June 1 - November 3, 2013.
~ Caren Alpert:
* was recently interviewed by Adobe® Photoshop® for their website Spotlight series, "Spotlight: Insights and Ideas from Caren Alpert" June2013.
* up-coming solo exhibition, "terra cibus" at the Missouri Botanical Gardens, St. Louis, MO; Sept.9 - Nov.23, 2013.
~ Ellen Jantzen:
* the PatternPrints Journal has singled out some of my pattern pieces to feature: http://www.patternprintsjournal.com/
* F-Stop magazine chose two of her images for their "True/False" group exhibition. http://www.fstopmagazine.com/groupexhibition.html
~ Pam Longobardi:
* has work included in the group exhibition, SEESCAPE at the George Adams Gallery, NYC; thru August 2013. www.georgeadamsgallery.com
* has posted an update about her experience on the Alaska GYRE Expedition team. http://burnaway.org/2013/06/the-gyre-expedition-alaska-hallo-bay-alaska-peninsula-and-katmai-national-park/
* her Drifters/Kalfonia art-science project team will be cleaning the beach of a Greek Port city [see FYI section above]
~ Julian Voss-Andreae's new website is now live and he welcomes all ASCI members to take a look. He would greatly appreciate any comments/suggestions! www.JulianVossAndreae.com
would also like to invite you to visit (and possibly 'like') his Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Julian-Voss-Andreae/48915067342 where he posts progress updates for his current sculptures for Rutgers University and University of Minnesota."
~ Maddy Rosenberg, Executive Director/Curator of CENTRAL BOOKING gallery has opened her new space in the Lower East Side in NYC to represent/display international artists making artist-books... and also an art-science gallery that opens in the Fall. www.centralbookingnyc.com
~ Kaz Maslanka - one of his mathematical poems was selected for National Poetry Month in May 2013 at the Angel House Press, and it will be up until March of 2014. http://nationalpoetrymonth.ca/index.php?NPMid=221
~ Dee Breger has been part of a small international team called the Holocene Impact Working Group that just returned from a May 2013 expedition in central Russia. We spent about 10-days in the forests investigating several circular lakes that may have been formed by cosmic impact. My close colleague, geophysicist Dallas Abbott from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and I, as the analytical scanning electron microscopist for the team, will photograph and analyze promising mineral fragments for telltale cosmic signatures. Some of these images will join others from the 14-year-old project, as (educational) art.
~ Carol Salmanson:
* has a window installation at the OK Harris Works of Art gallery in New York (entrance at 383 West Broadway in Manhattan)
* and her light art is also included in the gallery's group show, "Illuminators," that opened June 5, 2013.
~ Colleen Flanigan's coral reef-building sculpture is part of the online exhibition, "Sculpture for Wildlife Habitat" curated by artist Greg Corman for the Crafthaus ning group; many of the other sculptures are designed for solitary bees. http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/
~ Linda Alterwitz:
* recent photographic work is currently featured on PhotoWhoa blog, including an article and interview with the artist, "Making Stunning Art with X-rays, Ultrasounds, and Toy Cameras" by Freddy Martinez. http://blog.photowhoa.com/
* her work is also featured in Musee Magazine June 2013
* and group exhibitions include: "Un-Clothed" at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO; and the Contemporary Arts Center "24th Annual Juried Show" in Las Vegas, NV.
* she is also honored to announce that she has been awarded a Fellowship in Visual Arts by the Nevada Arts Council for 2014
~ Lincoln Schatz's new media work, "The Network," 89 video portraits of contempoarary American leadership and innovation in Washington, DC, has been purchase by and is on permanent view at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. The artist has recently posted a few moments from each of the 45-minute video conversations. http://thenetworkportrait.com
~ Lisa Roberts [visiting Fellow in Environmental Science / Design at University of Technology, Sydney] announces that her research group's "Living Data" project is now on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Living-Data/390971427676138
~ Corrine Whitaker's July issue of her Digital Giraffe online e-zine is at http://www.giraffe.com
~ Garry Kennard will be exhibiting four portrait drawings commissioned by the Royal Society in the section devoted to women scientists in their Summer Exhibition; The Royal Society, London. http://sse.royalsociety.org/2013/
~ Suzanne Anker has co-edited a new book, Embodied Fantasies: From Awe to Artifice with Sabine Flach, the book focuses on notions of embodiment as they relate to sexuality, aesthetics, epistemology, perception, and fantasy itself; published by Peter Lang/International Academic Publishers in May 2013, in the Series: Art - Knowledge - Theory - Volume 1. [available at Amazon.com]
~ Arthur I. Miller has contributed an essay in the new book Embodied Fantasies: From Awe to Artifice [above].
~ Art Murphy has photos included in the "Small Town Parade" group exhibition about the 4th of July Holiday in the USA; Saugerties Performing Arts Factory, Saugerties NY; July 26, 2013.
~ Trish Adams' new artwork, Urban Swarming, will be opening on 11th July in Sydney in the Intra Action Art exhibition: http://intraactionart.com/
Since Urban Swarming is accessed via the Internet, even if you will not be be in Sydney you can participate via your iPhone - or iPad. http://www.trishadams.tv/urban-swarming/
~ Erika Blumenfeld announces her current solo exhibition, "Water, water, every where" that reveals her photographic approach as an "ecological archivist" via photos, paintings, and installation works; Women & Their Work gallery, Austin, Texas; July 11 - Aug.29, 2013. http://www.womenandtheirwork.org/
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