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  ASCI eBulletin - April 2012




MEMBERS: New+Renewing

~ Benoit Maubrey, audio performance, electronics, electro-acoustic art
~ Elaine Whittaker, mixed-media sculpture and installation
~ Pnina Gagnon, painting, drawing, photography, artist books, ecology
~ Susan Kaprov, digital collage and public art
~ Dr. Simon Erohin, Director of Russia's 2012 [first] ScienceArt Conference
~ C.Bangs, painting, books: spiritual, ecological, quantum equations
~ Julie Harrison, video & digital prints re: body, biology & technology
~ Dona Geib, encaustic and digital constructions
~ Donna Sternberg, interdisciplinary dance that interprets scientific themes
~ Ariel Xueying Li, Arts Admin grad student/Pratt Institute + assisting with ASCI projects [no site]


~ New York City's new Green Infrastructure Plan is being touted by World Ocean Radio as "a real and compelling example for sustainability and increased conservation values, and an illustration for improved water quality techniques which could be implemented by other mega-cities around the world"; their "165: Hydraulic New York" is a five-minute broadcast now online at

~ New Book: "Biologically-Inspired Computing for the Arts, edited by Dr. Anna Ursyn, will be published in April 2012.


~ Gail Wight's "Hydraphilia" is a time-lapse video installation (9 monitors, 47 x 60 inches, edition of 3); the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada; April 21 – August 26, 2012.

~ "REMAKE: REthinking Media Arts in C(K)ollaborative Environments" is an international art project taking place between June 2010 and May 2012, to foster the creation and presentation of contemporary works inspired by the history of media arts; thru April 15, 2012; the House of Arts in Brno, Czech Republic.

~ Curators Talk: Christophe Boicos, curator of the William Utermohlen’s retrospective at GV Art gallery London; 24 April (7pm) at GV Art; Please RSVP as seating is limited. "info[at]gvart[dot]co[dot]uk"

~ MoMA PS1 in New York presents "Kraftwerk: Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8" and Kraftwerk's influence, technological innovation, and collaborative spirit; and there will be a two-day music festival in the MoMA PS1 courtyard with Juan Atkins (April 14) and Francois K (April 15) to celebrate the exhibition that will be on view April 12 - May 14, 2012.

~ "I See Infinite Distance Between Any Point and Another" exhibition by Turner Prize nominated artists, The Otolith Group, poetically explores the sea as a site of myth, history and socio-political power in a new immersive exhibition co-commissioned by Lighthouse for Brighton Festival, UK; 14 April – 27 May 2012.

~ The Brighton, UK seafront will be subtly transformed by artist group, Invisible Flock especially for Brighton Festival. Embark on an interactive journey between Fabrica and the Brighton Marina, guided by storytelling, interactive maps, and sea telescopes.

~ INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL ARTS BIENNIAL  APRIL 18 – JUNE 13, 2012 MONTREAL. Full Program details online.

~ John Cage Centennial Tribute: an online program thru 2012 at the

~ Laura Maes's Oorwonde (ear wound) is an interactive audio operation; thru April 22, Usurp Art Gallery, London.

~ Membra Disjecta for John Cage (exhibition) until May 6, 2012; Freiraum Quartier21, Museumsplatz 1, Vienna.

~ "Mechanical Bride" is filmmaker and media scholar, Allison de Fren's provocative and incisive film that's a global look at the history, culture and future of fabricated female companions, silicone sex dolls and humanoid robots; premiering April 29-30, 2012 as part of the Canadian International Documentary Festival, Toronto.

~ "Tending toward the Untamed: Artists Respond to the Wild Garden" group exhibition, is just one event in Wave Hill's spring and summer commissioned works for its art-nature public program that also includes commissioned dance and installation projects; April 3—August 19, Glyndor Gallery; Wave Hill north of New York City along the Hudson River.

~ The Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art presented Olga Kisseleva's performence "Power Struggle" on April 5, 2012. In this piece, the artist uses the metaphor of a battle of four, live computer anti-viruses to comment on the struggle for power she sees currently taking place between global politicians, as unproductive as it is dangerous.

~ "JODI: Street Digital" exhibition by one of the earliest pioneers of "netart," brings together a range of works made by JODI [the artist duo Joan Heemskerk and Dirk Paesmans] between 1999 and the present that explore the way that media technologies frame our experience of the street; Museum of Moving Image, New York City; March 31–May 20, 2012.

~ The SCIENCE GALLERY in Dublin will open its new exhibition "HAPPY?" from April 27 - June 3, 2012, which will test visitors' happiness and produce real research in collaboration with the TCD School of Psychology.

~ A site-specific installation of photographer, Rachel Sussman's on-going project, "Oldest Living Things In The World," will be held at Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden Baden, Germany from April 13 - May 20, 2012

~ "FLUID: Rhythms, Transitions & Connections" in the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Center, Washington, DC. Opening April 13 thru June 9, 2012.

~ The "textil{e}tronics" exhibition presents the recent, as well as upcoming, tendencies in electronic textiles and new media sculptural concepts; GALERIJA GALZENICA, Velika Gorica, Croatia. The exhibition is part of a project founded in early 2012 by Deborah Hustic [aka body pixel] for curating, workshops, lectures and production in the field of intermedia art. You can see video footage of the exhibition online.

~ "Invisible Cities" exhibition includes four new commissions and presents a poetic take on the urban environment; MASS MoCa (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) in North Adams, Massachusettes; Opening April 15, 2012.

~ "HEVVA! HEVVA!" exhibition and lectures; 2-12 April 2012; The Core Building / part of the Eden Project's research and lectures on environmental art / Cornwall, UK.

~ BERYL KOROT, Selected Video Works: 1977 to Present, work that embraces text, weaving, and video; Bitforms Gallery, NYC; March 22 -  May 5, 2012. and    

~ The "BETWEEN" exhibition explores how personal identity has become embodied in a new landscape of anatomical imagery; opening in the Inigo Rooms, as part of the King’s Cultural Institute at King’s College London, works by artists Susan Aldworth, Andrew Carnie and Karen Ingham have been curated in partnership with neuroscientist Richard Wingate; April 19 - June 30, 2012; and there will be an arts-led panel discussion with the artists on 26th April, 5.30-7pm.


~ "Symposium on Creative Technologies" about visual computing, digital media processing and digital arts - technologies that underpin the creative and entertainment industries, will be held at Trinity College's School of Computer Science & Statistics; Dublin; April 17, 2012 from 14:00 to 19:00; free.

~ Rhizome presents the 2012 "Seven on Seven" Conference. This conference pairs seven leading artists with seven influential technologists in response to a challenge: develop something new —- be it an application, social media, artwork, product, or whatever they imagine —- over the course of a single day. Saturday at the New Museum, catch the outcomes of this one day make-a-thon, followed by an after-party in the Museum's Sky Room. the New Museum, NYC; April 14, 2012 (12-9pm).

~ If you're in the area of Prague, CIANT [the International Centre for Art & New Technologies] is the place to go for workshops, exhibitions, and networking in the field of art & technology; check-out their upcoming workshop "Stereoscopic 3D Moviemaking 8th Edition of TransISTor Workshops" and other projects and exhibitions.
~ Genetics & Aging Symposium + "Going Gray", Kathy Brew Exhibition Opening; May 10-12, 2012; organized by the Center of Society and Genetics at UCLA, Los Angeles.

~ Noa P. Kaplan Lecture + Exhibition of her piece, "Pollen," the utilizes computer-generated models of a magnified grain of pollen, to create a large-scale, three-dimensional sculpture onto which honey is drizzled, revealing complexity, symbolism and micro-macrocosms of everyday objects that surround us; April 25, 2012: Lecture @ 2pm in UCLA'a Broad Art Center, room 5240; Exhibition Opening: 5-7pm at CNSI Gallery [California Nanosystems Institute] at UCLA, Los Angeles.

~ Gabrielle Walker will give a public talk, ANTARCTICA LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN IT, at the Science Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin; May 3, 2012 - 18:00 - 19:00.

~ The FutureEverything 2012 Conference looks at the participatory culture that is changing our world and the extraordinary possibilities of such connectivity; and includes a full program of art and music events; 16-19 May, Manchester, UK.

~ "Sound Research Summit" is the first event in Eyebeam's new sound series, "Rec. Play." in their main exhibition space, will transform the space into a small village dedicated to creative sound research; EYEBEAM Center for Art+Technology in New York City; April 21, 2012 from 3-7pm and a public panel discussion at 7-8:30pm;

~ "Colliding Ideas: Art, Society and Physics" symposium will explore the worlds of physics and asks: What is going on inside? How does this relate to our social world?, and How does this affect us physically and culturally?; July 8 2012 at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, also where the 36th International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP2012) will take place, which may be a pivotal moment in the future of the field of particle physics - the potential announcement of the discovery (or elimination) of the standard Higgs boson model, also known as the ‘God Particle’. For further info on the arts conference, contact Chris Henschke at: "chris.henschke[at]"
~ Dream Network Australia in partnership with the International Association For the Study of Dreams (IASD) is pleased to announce the 1st Australian Regional International Association for the Study of Dreams Conference: April 19-22, 2012

~ The Technoscience Salon events in Toronto recently featured Hannah Landecker's (UCLA) presentation on "Metabolism and Milieu: Eating as Inter-Kingdom Communication" was excellent. Four artists of various backgrounds participated in the round table discussion.

~ The Tenth International Conference on Neuroesthetics will illustrate the import of "play" to a healthy mind and society; 150 Stanley Hall, University of California, Berkeley; May 26-27, 2012; Registration is FREE but required.

~ "An Ecology of Ideas" Conference organized by The American Society for Cybernetics working with the Bateson Idea Group; Asilomar, California, July 9-13, 2012.


~ UPSTAGE is calling for new works that are boldly experimental, exploring the dynamics of online performance and interaction via their open source server application; Deadline: April 12, 2012.

~ Are you an ambitious, early-career artist with an interesting idea for a project that involves wearable technology, augmented reality, or ecology? If so, the V2_Lab in Amsterdam will pay for you to be in residence this summer and you will have the collaboration of the Lab's developers to help you create and exhibit your project; Deadline: April 15, 2012.

~ The ZERO1 2012 Biennial, happening in California this September, is seeking proposals from national and international artists. Read about their Open Calls now.

~ Call for Proposals for "Project Anywhere," which will become a vehicle for the dissemination and peer validation of advanced practice-based artistic research at the outer limits of location-specificity; Deadline: on-going during 2012.

~ Call for Submissions to "LoMus 2012" In search of open-source software for musical and intermedia creation; a prize will be awarded; Deadline: April 25, 2012.

~ Call for Papers and Participation at the 3rd Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts, 4-7 June 2012, Athens, Greece; organized by Athens Institute for Education and Research-ATINER; Deadline: April 16, 2012.

~ Open Call for Proposals for participation at the ISEA2013, the 19th International Symposium on Electronic Art Sydney, Australia - June 2013; Deadline: April 27, 2012.

~ "100 x John : Work in Progress" is an Open Call inspired by the work of John Cage; the EMF [Electronic Music Foundation] invites composers, sound artists, and any interested person around the world to join this project to create 100 music compositions based on recorded sounds of natural and urban environments.

~ Open Call for Entries to the juried exhibition, "Going Green II" that will be held June 14 – July 14, 2012 at the Crossing Art gallery space in the NYC Borough of Queens; Application Deadline (postmarked by): April 30, 2012.

~ The Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival and the North East Photography Network are currently accepting proposals for a new, ambitious commission, to be presented as part of this UK Festival; September 19-23, 2012; Deadline: May 10, 2012; no application fee.

~ The Counihan Gallery in Brunswick, VIC Australia invites exhibition proposals from artists and curators for their 2013 Program; Deadline: July 27, 2012; Information packs available online.   

~ Call for Papers & Artistic Proposals for the IV Antarctic Art and Culture International Conference & Festival: Antarctic Art, Science, People and Polar Dialogs; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sept.5-9, 2012.

~ Artist Initiated Residencies are available to Australian artists working in interdisciplinary and hybrid arts for professional development residencies in Australia or internationally; grants offered by the The Australia Council; Deadline: May 1, 2012.
~ The "Now & After" International Video Art Festival will take place at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art from 24 May - 10 June 2012; Deadline: 25 April, 2012; Application Fee: None.

~ Call for Submissions to "Outcasting: Fourth Wall (O:4W)," the first artists’ moving image festival for Cardiff, Wales; open to local, national, and international artists; 1 October – 30 November 2012; On-going submissions.

~ Gallery 104 in San Clemente, California announces an Open Call to local artists for Spring and Summer shows; this artist group is aggressively marketing to designers; contact April Gordon, the director and owner of the gallery. Next artist reception: April 21, 2012 from 6-9pm.

~ Call for Entries from all artists with single or multi-channel video work that is not more than 2-years old; will take place from 15 February to 7 April 2013 at the Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany; Deadline: July 6, 2012; Online application form:

Members' News:

~ Sam Bowser, Antarctic research biologist, will be a featured presenter at the sixth "e.g." Conference [of genius, invention, creativity]; April 12-14, 2012; Monterey, California.

~ Athena Tacha's interview, "Making Art Visible for Everyone" by Heleni Polichronatou, [5-pages with 9 color images] is featured in the current April 2012 issue of Sculpture Magazine.

~ Tim Watkins shares recent NYTimes article about the "EatSleepPlay" exhibit at the Children's Museum of Manhattan that he and his partner, Carol May, designed that includes crawling through a gigantic digestive system. and more about their work is at:

~ Dona Geib's artwork was curated into the 23rd Annual Juried Show at the Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas; March 23 - April 27, 2012.

~ Terry Trickett’s video "Indian World" will screen as part of the Santa Fe International New Media Festival 2012. It was described by the jurors as exquisite and jewel-like.  For details see Terry’s website or his channel on You Tube.  Last October Terry exhibited three digital prints under the title "Metamorphosis" at the International Printmaking Exhibition, Istanbul.  These same images now form the basis of a further video.

~ Steve Miller's paintings will be on view as part of the show, "Mind & Matter" at the new Hampton Hang Gallery, Water Mill, NY;  thru April 20, 2012.

~ Bobbie Mastrangelo, renown for her bas-relief sculptures of manhole covers and waterworks street grates reports:
* how she created "City of Orlando" for an exhibition at The Orlando Museum of Art.
* Michael Freeman's writing about "City of Orlando" at the museum.
* in Moscow, a worldwide exhibition of manhole cover photos and artwork began April 1, 2012, and a project website has been created.

~ C.Bangs has added "books" to her artist output, and the recent book, Biosphere Extension: Solar System Resources for the Earth" that she created with her scientist husband, Greg Matloff, was added to the Brooklyn Art Museum's Artist Book Collection. Additionally, Allegra Fuller purchased a copy for the Buckminster Fuller Institute. Greg narrates the book with the progression of her images:

~ Rachel Sussman has recently returned from a "mind-blowing" trip to Antarctica and South Georgia Island! She's got a few stories posted online and is currently hard at work printing photos for her first site-specific installation of her on-going, photographic project, "Oldest Living Things In The World," that will be held at Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden Baden, Germany from April 13 - May 20, 2012 along with a special limited edition sale of selected works from Antarctica via a 5-day print sale on starting April 15, 2012.

~ Lisa Robert's presentation at the 2012 Dream Network Australia conference, April 19-22, 2012, will be about her installation/animation "Animated Model 01" that was at the Rozelle School of Visual Arts, Sydney, Australia on 26 March 2012. You can view a two-minute excerpt from this novel work that consists of a floating screen of plankton mesh illuminated by animations that combine stories, data, and iconography shared by scientists and other artists. Like a scientific model, the installation has evolved to reflect current knowledge.

~ Robbin Juris's prints will be on display at Treetops Chamber Music Society in Stamford, CT. The concert and show opening are on Sunday, April 22nd, at 4pm.

~ Corinne Whitaker's Digital Giraffe [arts and digital culture] April issue is now online.

~ Susan Alexjander & Rebecca Kamen's collaborative installation work, "Fluid" [sound by composer Alexjander and visuals by sculptor Kamen] is featured in the exhibition "FLUID: Rhythms, Transitions & Connections" in the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Center, Washington, DC. Opening April 13th thru June 9, 2012. The Kamen-Alexjander piece reflects their visions of how light, shapes, and rhythms inform our body as it communicates with itself, the Earth, and the overall Matrix of life.

~ Mark Stock:
* has written a chapter titled "Flow Simulation With Vortex Elements" in a new book "Biologically-Inspired Computing for the Arts, edited by Dr. Anna Ursyn, that will be published in April 2012.
* presented "a highly-visual romp" through vortexes and fluid dynamics to a drawing collective in Somerville, MA led by artist Wes Simon who is inviting scientists to share their work in hopes of pollinating art-science via exploring the visual and cognitive metaphors of scientists.


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