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  ASCI eBulletin - May 2012

   

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ART & SCIENCE COLLABORATIONS, INC. (ASCI)<



ASCI NEWS:

~ OPEN CALL SEEKING ENTRIES
Science Inspires Art 2012: VITAL SIGNS

ASCI's annual, international, art-sci competition/exhibition will be held at the New York Hall of Science. We seek original art inspired by our biological world with a special interest in what lies beneath its surface, and/or reflects upon scientific research questions, processes, ethics, and the stunning discoveries being made in biology and the biosciences [including neuroscience]. This year, in addition to original digital prints [made via computer imaging tools], we are ALSO accepting digital photos, and giclee prints  made from original painting, watercolor, collage, mixed-media, etc.

Art Co-Juror:
Patricia Kernan, curator of the New York State Museum's illustration collection; and curator of the museum's international, juried, Focus on Nature exhibits.

Science Co-Juror:
Dr. Dana Boyd, microbiologist and Lecturer in the Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology at Harvard Medical School; long-time collaborator with Joe Davis, the "father" of bio-art.

Deadline: June 17, 2012
Entry Details: http://www.asci.org/artikel1219.html

~ ASCI JOINS FACEBOOK!
ASCI now has two types of Facebook visibility and we hope you will have a look!
 
*The Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI) FB Page is a one-way, promotional piece intended to attract new ASCI Members and to create a new way for the FB community to find you via prominently featured ASCI Members News, Member Homepage Listing, and Featured Members posting links. If you are a FB member, please visit and "Like" our page today!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-Science-Collaborations-Inc-ASCI/177473292309462  
 
*If you want to post your art-sci news or any art-sci topic, please "Join" the ASCI FB Group. We already have 96 Group members that will see your posts! http://www.facebook.com/groups/164354093576647/
 
Right now, you don't have to be an ASCI member to join the ASCI FB Group. However, FB Group membership is limited by FB rules, so in the future, only dues-paying ASCI members will be approved. Lock-in your FB Group membership by joining the ASCI FB Group today!
 
BIG THANK-YOU! to ASCI Board Member, Flash Light, for organizing and promoting our FB Group, and to Mike Nadeau who assisted Cynthia with creating our FB Page.
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MEMBERS: New+Renewing

~ Linda Grashoff, chemolithotroph photography in fiber art www.lindagrashoff.com
~ Robert Krawczyk [Illinois Institute of Technology], algorithmic design, form generation, science visualization www.bitartworks.com
~ Julian Voss-Andreae, sculpture inspired by physics and biochemistry http://www.JulianVossAndreae.com
~ David Madacsi [University of Connecticut], physicist; perception of color [no site]

FYI:

~ The Special issue, "After Media: Embodiment and Context," Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Volume 17 Issue 2; has been produced in collaboration with Professor Simon Penny after a 2009 conference he chaired with same name; the publication collates contemporary developments in the fields of new media and digital art culture, featuring current research and possible future developments in contemporary interdisciplinary fields. http://www.leoalmanac.org/vol17-no2-dac09-after-media-embodiment-and-context/

~ CLIMARTE is an independent not for profit body that brings the arts community together to tackle climate change. It was co-founded by Guy Abrahams, Fiona Armstrong and Deborah Hart in the belief that the arts can be a catalyst for change.

~ The amazing visionary architect, Lebbeus Woods, writes about painter Jonathan Feldschuh's "Large Hadron Collider series" [plus 10-images] in a blog entry called "SCIENCE TO ART." http://lebbeuswoods.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/science-to-art/

~ New Book: IMAGERY IN THE 21st CENTURY by Oliver Grau, Editor; with Thomas Veigl; The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA; a review of the book by Amy Ione, Director of the Diatrope Institute, is at: http://leonardo.info/reviews/feb2003/GRAU_ione.html

~ New Book: "Designing a World That Works for All" is a compilation of 7-years of Design Science Lab challenges and envisioned solutions from students and young professionals that have attended the Design Science Lab. The 2012 Lab will take place June 17-25, 2012 at beautiful Chestnut Hill College in suburban Philadelphia and the United Nations in New York City. You can obtain this book (for free) at http://designsciencelab.com/book/

~ Take a look at the international EcoArts Awards winners in the various categories. http://ecoartsawards.com

~ Furtherfield's recent interview of the "ecoarttech" art duo of Carry Peppermint and Leila Nadir is now online. Their work uses mobile technology and digital networks to offer alternatives to both the idea of the technological fix and the romantic return to nature. http://www.furtherfield.org/features/interviews/interview-leila-nadir-and-cary-peppermint-ecoarttech

~ Arts, Humanities and Complex Networks: A Leonardo Multimedia E-book and Web Companion were recently published;
* E-book: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007S0UA9Q
* Web Companion: http://www.AHCNcompanion.info

~ New Book: Mathematician Ian Stewart argues in his recently published book "In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World," that equations have held remarkable power in facilitating humanity's progress and, as such, call for rudimentary understanding as a form of our most basic literacy. [available Amazon.com, etc.]

~ The international Kinetic Art Organization (KAO) has launched a Facebook page showcasing Kinetic Art from around the world, discussions, exchange, updated listings of commission opportunities and events for kinetic artists. www.facebook.com/kineticartorganization

~ "HUMAN AND ELECTRONIC MUSICIANS - MUSIC FROM MATHEMATICS" is a reissued album originally released in 1957 that was the first ever electronic music album. The new release features English introduction and description of each piece; this work is being touted as "A marvellous and educational album, with all music written by men in white lab coats." http://trunkrecords.greedbag.com/buy/music-from-mathematics-1/?tab=description and Paul Brown shares a link to the electronic music piece, Hiller's "Algorithms 1, Version 1." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbKUyWAGxso

~ Roger Ferragallo forwarded new technology news item on Printable Houses! http://www.wfs.org/content/printable-houses-and-future-opportunity-therein


Exhibitions/Festivals/Performances:

~ DEAF2012 [the Dutch Electronic Arts Festival]: THE POWER OF THINGS! opens May 16 at 20:00 h. in the former main post office in Rotterdam (Coolsingel, next to the City Hall) and will run in many other locations in the city of Rotterdam and Amsterdam (conference); May 16 - June 3 in different locations; website program is in English. http://www.deaf.nl/

~ "Focus on Nature XII" is a biennial, group exhibition promoting Natural History illustration, an artform not often seen by the general public except in books; at the New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center, Albany, NY; thru Dec. 31, 2012. http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/fon/

~ ARTS-SCIENCES DAYS / SPRING ART FESTIVAL 2012 / University Paris-Sud; digital art exhibition, concerts, workshop, conferences, and round tables; Sciences Aco-Bât, Orsay Campus; May 21-24, 2012. http://www.facebook.com/events/264370023657246/

~ "Think Art – Act Science," exhibition is a collection of eight installations created by international artists as part of the “Swiss Artists-in-Labs” program that explores topics as varied as ecology and environment, quantum physics, body consciousness, nanotechnology and spatial awareness and emotion; at the new Leonardo Museum, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Opening May 5, 2012. http://theleonardo.org/exhibits/discover#3

~ The FutureEverything's annual art, music, and technology festival and conference, opens with a special exhibition launch at the Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester, UK; May 16-19, 2012. http://futureeverything.org

~ "Water Sonettos" is a collaborative exhibit emphasizing the importance of water through public art and programming; In/Flux Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland/USA;   http://www.facebook.com/WaterSonettos

~ "Living Data Dance" is an evening presentation by Lisa Roberts of her animation installation that utilizes a floating screen of plankton mesh that once trawled the Southern Ocean as a diaphanous, suspended backdrop for animated stories, data and iconography collected about a how a healthy environment maintains balance between its parts; May 7, 2012 at 7pm; Rozelle School of Visual Arts, Sydney, Australia. http://www.livingdata.net.au/content/presentations/2012LivingDataInstallation01.php

~ Wave Hill's current exhibitions of art, nature, and place include:
*"Tending toward the Untamed: Artists Respond to the Wild Garden" in the Glyndor Gallery, thru August 19, 2012.
*"Alejandro Guzman: Intellectual Derelict,"Sunroom Project Space, thru May 13, 2012
http://www.wavehill.org/arts/

~ "All Those Vanished Engines" is a sound installation by Stephen Vitiello; Until November 4, 2012; MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA. https://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=665

~ The Wellcome Collection in London's current exhibition "BRAINS: THE MIND AS MATTER explores what humans have done to brains in the name of medical intervention, scientific enquiry, cultural meaning, and technological change; it features over 150 artefacts including real brains, artworks, manuscripts, videos and photography; until June 17, 2012. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/whats-on/exhibitions/brains.aspx

~ "Wenyon and Gamble: A Universe held up for Inspection" is an exhibition of holograms and digital prints that ultimately scrutinize the ironies of what are considered both progressive and obsolete image-making processes; Magnan Metz Gallery, NYC; thru May 25, 2012. http://magnanmetz.com/exhibitions/

~ "CARBON 12: ART AND CLIMATE CHANGE" is a new exhibition organized by Cape Farwell that presents commissioned works of five artist-scientist teams about the central role carbon plays in current ecological evolutions; at Espace Fondation EDF, Paris, France, May 4 – Sept.16, 2012. http://www.imagine2020.eu/expand/carbon-12-cape-farewell-exhibition-in-paris/

~ "QUAYOLA: Strata" exhibition of two video installations, the artist is known in Europe for enigmatic work creating hybrid spaces of animated painting and sculpture rooted in geometry and the iconography of perfection; Bitforms gallery in NYC; May 11 - June 16, 2012; Opening Reception: Friday, May 11, 6-8:30pm. www.bitforms.com
 
~ "Mark Tribe Rare Earth" solo exhibition bridges digital culture, art history, and political activism by exploring the function of landscape as a symbolic setting for paramilitary combat in video games and in the training exercises of right-wing militia groups; MomentaArt, NYC; May 5 - June 18, 2012. http://www.momentaart.org/cur_pro/index.html

~ EYEBEAM in NYC announces opening of several May exhibitions and events, including "Cloud of Mirrors", "Wired Frames", "Surface Tension" [about the future of water], and the performance of BELLA GAIA; various opening dates beginning May 10, 2012 in NYC. http://www.eyebeam.org

~ Eyebeam Art & Technology Center presents, BELLA GAIA: a Living Atlas journey of our world, expressing the deeply moving beauty of planet Earth as seen through the eyes of astronauts. Created by award winning director and classically trained violinist Kenji Williams, in collaboration with NASA, BELLA GAIA features an 80-minute live performance by Kenji and world class musicians against a large-screen backdrop of orbiting visualizations of Earth from space; May 15-16, 2012. You can view 5min. of the science visualizations at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiI7vMbSpn8
 
~ Carnegie Mellon's "Intimate Science" exhibition is now at Southern Exposure art space in San Francisco, CA; thru June 2, 2012. http://soex.org/Exhibit/106.html

~ "Nature’s Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art, and Invention” is a traveling exhibition with a mission to help boost understanding of how much humans depend on the biodiversity of plants, animals, and everything else — and the implications of losing this natural wealth; organized by Art Works for Change; currently at the Field Museum, Chicago, thru December 2012. http://www.artworksforchange.org/exhibition/natures-toolbox-biodiversity-art-and-invention/

~ "Coming of Age: the Art and Science of Ageing," the upcoming group show at GV Art Gallery London, uses art to challenge negative perceptions around ageing by exploring how and why we age and affirms positive responses to the experience, as seen through the eyes of both artists and scientists. The show includes several new pieces commissioned as collaborations with scientists at Newcastle University’s Institute for Ageing and Health, and there will also be public talks at the gallery; June 1 - August 8, 2012. http://www.gvart.co.uk/press/GV%20Art%20-%20Coming%20of%20Age%20-%20Press%20Release.pdf

~ Alan Sonfist's "Rock Monument of Chicago" is composed of rock drillings from 0 to 150 feet below the Museum of Contemporary Art and displayed in a way that creates a novel overview of the city's geological past.


Symposia/Workshops/Lectures:

~ At EMPAC [Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center]:
* "Mirror Neurons and Our Capacity for Empathy" is title of a public talk by neuroscientist, Dr. Marco Iacoboni; EMPAC Theatre, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Troy, NY; May 9, 7pm; free. http://empac.rpi.edu/events/2012/spring/sgorbati/iacoboni/?utm_source=EMPAC+News%2FEvents&utm_campaign=0648fc0e3a-Oliveros_at_805_7_2012&utm_medium=email
* 80th Birthday Celebration of and performance by Pauline Oliveros, and her collaborative with RPI Architecture Department's simulation of her 1988 performance in the cavernous site of the Fort Worden Cistern; EMPAC Concert Hall; May 10, 2012 at 7:30pm; FREE. http://empac.rpi.edu/events/2012/spring/oliveros/?utm_source=EMPAC+News%2FEvents&utm_campaign=0648fc0e3a-Oliveros_at_805_7_2012&utm_medium=email

~ Lecture, book-signing, and Reception: "TO THE LAST BREATH: Going to Extremes with Dr. Francis Slakey" features a scientist whose thurst for extreme sports results in a fundamental shift in his understanding of the world; Lecture, book signing and reception at the National Academy of Sciences; Keck Center, Washington, D.C. May 10, 6:30 - 8pm. [RSVP required + photo ID] http://nas.nasonline.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Experience_Future_Events_Slakey

~ Public talk by Dr. Michael Ben-Eli "Sustainable by Design" about Project Wadi Attir which was developed at The Sustainability Laboratory and is a groundbreaking initiative that showcases new strategies for the creation of self-sustaining, ecologically and socially flourishing communities in arid climates; The Rose Auditorium at The Cooper Union, NYC; May 15, 2012 at 6:30pm; Free but RSVP; details at http://cooper.edu/events-and-exhibitions/events/michael-ben-eli-sustainability-by-design

~ A public presentation of “Trust Me I’m an Artist: Towards an Ethics of Art/Science Collaboration,” is led by UK artist Anna Dumitriu and Professor Bobbie Farsides (Chair of Ethics, Brighton and Sussex Medical School), will be joined by the French duo Art Oriente (Marion Laval-Jeantet & Benoît Mangin); The Salle des Actes, The École normale supérieure, Paris, France; 31st May at 6:30pm. www.artscienceethics.com

~ The Science & the Arts Program at the CUNY Graduate Center in NYC presents:
*"Copernicus: A More Perfect Heaven" public talk and reading from up-coming play based new book "A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos" by Dava Sobel; May 7, 6:30pm; the Martin E Segal Theatre; Free, no reservations.
*"Survival of the Beautiful," talks by author David Rothenberg will speak about his new book; and animal behaviorist Ofer Tchernichovski will talk on bird song; ending with an excerpt from the film "Proteus" by David Lebrun, which tells the story behind biologist Ernst Haeckels’ amazing radiolaria illustrations; May 16, 6:30pm; Elebash Recital Hall; Free, no reservations.
http://web.gc.cuny.edu/sciart

~ "DRONES AT HOME: PHASE 2" symposium will consist of panels, screenings, and open sessions that explore issues related to the "domestication" of drones; Calit2 Auditorium, Atkinson Hall, University of California/San Diego; May 11 & 12, 2012; Free and open to the public. http://www.calit2.net/events/popup.php?id=2003

~ ISEA2012 Albuquerque: "Machine Wilderness" international conference, exhibitions and related events, will explore a discourse on art, technology, and nature; September 19-24, 2012; also in Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico; registration is open. http://www.isea2012.org

~ D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER); Keck Center, Washington, D.C.; May 24, 2012, 6 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm); Free but Registration and Photo IDs required. http://nas.nasonline.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Experience_Future_Events_DASER_May24

~ FYI: The Digital Legacies of the Avant-Garde was an international conference in April 2012 that examined the continuing influence of avant-garde concepts and practices on contemporary digital culture in Paris and New York. [date past but may be interest in speakers & topics] http://digitallegacies.org/paris.html

~ The 9th Swiss Biennial on Science, Technics + Aesthetics in Lucerne, Switzerland, took place at end of March 2012; documented Speaker videos are in English. http://www.art-tv.ch/9072-0-Luzern-Biennale-2012.html

Opportunities:

~ Call for abstracts and scholarship applications for Citizen Science: Conference on Public Participation in Scientific Research; August 4th and 5th, 2012 in Portland, Oregon; Deadline extended: May 15, 2012.

~ SELF is an international art and photography competition with $10,000 cash award plus a NYC solo show; Deadline: May 31, 2012. http://www.artistswanted.org/self/
 
~ COM.EN.ART (COMmunity.ENvironment.ART) is an artist-in-residency program for natural history artists that provides a unique opportunity for immersion in a field situation; at the E.N. Huyck Preserve in Rensselaerville, New York State. http://www.huyckpreserve.org/programs/COMENART_Brochure_&_Application.pdf

~ Screen Space in Melbourne, Australia, is now accepting proposals for the 2013 exhibition program in both their gallery spaces. the Main GaDeadline: 25 May 2012. http://www.screenspace.com/proposals.html

~ Australian artists are invited to apply for REALISE YOUR DREAM's $10,000 grant and trip to the UK; organized by the British Council; Deadline: June 3, 2012. www.realiseyourdream.org.au

~ Turbulence.org is accepting international applications for commissions of net.art projects; Deadlines: May 31, 2012 for NY State Artists, and June 30 for all others. http://turbulence.org/guidelines.html

~ MiniArtVideoFest, Budapest, Hungary is now accepting submissions for their 2012 Festival; Deadline extended to May 15, 2012. http://www.hungarian-multicultural-center.com/id88

~ Prizes begin at $15,000 from the annual Mission to Seafarers Victoria (MtSV) Annual ANL Maritime Art Show & Exhibition is seeking works that explore "The Relationship between Humanity and the Sea"; Deadline: August 31, 2012. www.missiontoseafarers.com.au/anl-art-prize

~ International Open Call for "Art Takes Times Square" event on June 18, 2012 and over $16,000 in Awards; Entry Deadline May 25th, 2012. http://www.artistswanted.org/arttakestimessquare/?f=pp_atts12w3 

~ "100 x John : Work in Progress" organized by The Electronic Music Foundation, in a tribute to John Cage, seeks music compositions based on recorded sounds of natural and urban environments; Deadline: ongoing. http://www.eartotheearth.org/john100x.html

~ Call for Proposals for ARTErra, a rural Art Residency structure that support and encourage artistic creation and production in the center of Portugal; simple application process online. http://arterra-residencias.blogspot.com

~ Seeking art installations, performance work, collaborations, and education projects for the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial in San Jose, California; commissions of $250 - $3,000; Various Deadline: May 11, 2012. www.zero1biennial.org

~ Open Call for the 2012 LAGI International Design Competition [$15,000 First/$5,000 Second Prizes] organized as a Land Art Generator Initiative's public art and sustainability project sited in the Freshkills Landfill on Staten Island, NYC; mission is to utilize the "methane taps" in one of the world's largest landfills [garbage dump] to power artworks and teach the public about sustainable energy sources;  Deadline: July 1, 2012. http://landartgenerator.org/designcomp/

~ Open Call for projects to be collaboratively developed and presented during Interactivos'12 Dublin, "Hack the City, Current and Future Needs"; Dublin, Ireland, July 11-26, 2012 with the participation of advisors and technical assistants; Deadline: May 20, 2012. http://medialab-prado.es/article/cfp_interactivos_dublin_12

~ International Call: Become a Maker for "theBlu," the world's first collaborative, online, 3-D animation, interactive media platform for creating an amazing global ocean edutainment "app", AND... get paid for your art, be mentored by Academy Award-winning animators, and be a part of fundraising for ocean conservation efforts at the same time. They just launched theBlu on the Big Screens in Times Square, NYC! http://theblu.com/maker

~ Seeking Submissions for "ARID: A Journal of Desert Art, Design, and Ecology's Fall 2012 Launch Issue; first issue deadline: June 1, 2012. www.aridjournal.org

~ Seeking Papers for the 2012 International Conference on Arts, Social Sciences and Technology (AAST 2012) will be held June 12-13, 2012; Jeju-Island, Korea; Deadline Extended: May 25th. http://www.aast-conf.org


~ Galleryeight is currently accepting exhibition proposals from artists and curators for the second half of 2012. This is a chance to exhibit in the Walsh Bay/The Rocks precinct during the 2012 Sydney Biennale and Safari. Exhibitions run for a minimum of 3 weeks. www.galleryeight.com.au

~ Open Call for submissions to the next issue of 'Plastik: Art & Science' will be devoted to artists working on and questioning nanotechnology; Deadline: June 15, 2012; articles may be in English; send any questions to Olga Kisseleva [olga.kisseleva@univ-paris1.fr]

~ Call for submissions to VIDA 14.0, which for the last 14 years has been rewarding [40,000 Euros in Prizes this year!] artistic projects developed with technological media that offer innovative insights into the study of artificial life; Deadline: July 30, 2012. http://www.fundacion.telefonica.com/vida

~ 2012 International The Faena Prize for the Arts offers US$25,000 in prize money and US$50,000 to finance the production of a site-specific project that will be exhibited at the Faena Arts Center, Buenos Aires, in 2013; Deadline: July 6, 2012. http://www.faenaartscenter.org/premiosf


Members' News:

~ Adrianne Wortzel was chosen as one of five artists for the Scientists/Artists Research Collaborations (SARC) initiative, being piloted as a featured project for the ISEA2012 international conference, exhibitions, and events. Artists have been selected for residencies and collaborations with scientists at Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories. www.adriannewortzel.com

~ Jim Pallas' solo exhibition, "Art Giants in Detroit" is an homage to those sturdy creative souls who have remained to work and contribute to the mostly hidden life of this community; sixteen, 4'x4' portraits are created as unique hybrid painting-sculpture reliefs of epoxy, pigments, and expanded foam executed in an organic, expressionistic style; The Black Box Gallery at the N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, Detroit, Michigan; thru July 21, 2012. http://www.jpallas.com/foampainting/giants.html

~ Helen Glazer's first solo show in NYC, "Helen Glazer: Temporary Presences," is of her recent series of hand-colored photographs of cloud formations that was influenced by the insights of chaos and complexity theories and fluid dynamics; at Nailya Alexander Gallery, NYC; June 14 - July 22, 2012; Opening Reception: June 14, 5:30 - 7:30pm; [After July 22nd, the show will be available until early September by appointment only]. www.nailyaalexandergallery.com

~ Julian Voss-Andreae's recent sculpture project with students and faculty at dePauw University (Greencastle, Indiana) is subject of a short film clip on YouTube (http://youtu.be/GeEfua2ARrc). He will also show new work (with the human figure as the subject matter) at Talisman Gallery in Portland, Oregon (opening on Thursday, April 26, 2012).

~ Anna Dumitriu:
* will present her collaborative project, “Trust Me I’m an Artist: Towards an Ethics of Art/Science Collaboration,” at The Salle des Actes, The École normale supérieure, Paris, France; 31st May at 6:30pm. www.artscienceethics.com
* will have a solo exhibition, “Normal Flora: Bioart Responses to Modernising Medical Microbiology,” that blurs the boundaries between art, textile crafts, and science by using a range of digital, biological and traditional media including live bacteria, projections and textiles; The Barn Gallery, St John’s College, University of Oxford; May 23-27, 2012; artist and her collaborators will give a free public talk, and Anna will give a public workshop on bio-quilt making. http://www.normalflora.co.uk
* is currently Artist-in-Residence on the UK Clinical Research Consortium Modernising Medical Microbiology Project at Oxford. http://www.modmedmicro.ac.uk/art

~ Barrett Klein has an illustration included in the "Focus on Nature XII" exhibition promoting Natural History illustration; at the New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center, Albany, NY; thru Dec. 31, 2012. http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/fon/
 
~ Terry Trickett has been invited to give a talk, "The Breadth of the Source-Code Becomes the Brush of the Artist," at the 3rd Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts in Athens, Greece in June 2012. By calling on his skills as a clarinettist, Trickett will contribute his own piece of Performance Art with the aim of demonstrating how a theme and variations, "Metamorphosis," can be interpreted both aurally and visually to telling effect.
 
~ Trish Adams' video: “HOST” has been accepted to play at the Albuquerque Museum of Modern Art on September 19th as part of the ISEA 2012 “Machine Wilderness” programme; and I’m now working on the follow-up movie: “a space to cross” that includes footage of aggressive bee responses - see the stinger? http://www.trishadams.tv/latest/

~ Steve Miller's work is included in the exhibition, "Group Therapy" at Harper's Books, East Hampston, NY; thru May 21, 2012.

~ Erika Blumenthal is premiering a new series in her body of work documenting bioluminescent dinoflagellates that was commissioned as part of her artist-scientist collaborative project featured in the "CARBON 12: ART AND CLIMATE CHANGE" exhibition organized by Cape Farwell; at Espace Fondation EDF, Paris, France, May 4 – Sept.16, 2012. http://www.erikablumenfeld.com/works/works-gallery/gallery/works/bioluminescence/

~ E.J. McAdams announces that his new chapbook "TRANSECTs," a collection of poems in which the investigator utilizes non-intentional methods to notice words in their urban environment, in their wildness; will be published in the Fall as part of Jill Magi's SONA BOOKS 2012 Subscription Series. http://sites.google.com/site/jillmagi/Home/sona-books

~ Corinne Whitaker's digital art can now be found online at Pictify http://www.pictify.com/user/dgiraffe and the May issue of her online art&culture journal, Digital Giraffe, is now available. http://www.giraffe.com

~ Colleen Flanagan:
* is in NYC during May for her 4-person show, "intermix"; May 3 - June 2, 2012 where her 150-drawings piece called Slideways is on view at the Tria Gallery, 531 West 25th Street, NYC. http://colleenflanigan.com/pieces/installations/tile/tile.htm
* on evening of May 4th, she appeared as her performative "Amphitrite" on  43rd Stree/Times Square to help with the launch of "TheBlu," a new online, 3-d, interactive environment for creating image "apps" for a global ocean edutainment art project. www.theblu.org
 

~ Chris Twomey:  
* her art, based on various issues in contemporary genetics, will be the subject of an ATOA public panel titled, "Will Science + the Spiritual in Art = Raising the Dead?" on Friday May 11, at Westwood Gallery, 568 Broadway at Prince Street, NYC, 7pm with doors opening at 6pm; panelists include Chris, Arthur Danto, philosopher, author and art critic, and Vernita N'Cognita, performance artist and director of Viridian Gallery, NYC. http://www.atoa.org/Spring2012/May.htm
* will have a solo show, "STOLEN GOODS," at HP Garcia Gallery, the Chelsea Art District in NYC; June 7, 2012; in this, her newest work, Chris will preserve her own DNA, so that it may be cloned at some time in the future after her death. This work asks Is it possible to achieve physical and spiritual resurrection here on Earth by literally being born again by means of genetic engineering?

~ Flash Light will moderate the ATOA Panel on May 11th [above] about Chris Twomey's work.

~ Linda Alterwitz's current show of digital photographs, "Inside out-From Vegas to Wales: Linda Alterwitz & Ruth Thomas," pairs her work alongside that of Ruth Thomas of Whales, with whom she shared an art studio space with after art school 20-years ago; Editions Ltd, Liverpool, UK; thru May 12, 2012. http://www.editionsltd.net/currentex.html

~ Carol Salmanson's current show of wall-mounted, light artworks, are in the front gallery of Storefront Bushwick, along with her drawings; thru May 20, 2012. www.StorefrontBushwick.com

~ Both Suzanne Anker and Ken Rinaldo have work included in the exhibition "Nature’s Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art, and Invention” a traveling exhibition with a mission to help boost understanding of how much humans depend on the biodiversity of plants, animals, and everything else — and the implications of losing this natural wealth; organized by Art Works for Change; currently at the Field Museum, Chicago, thru December 2012. http://www.artworksforchange.org/exhibition/natures-toolbox-biodiversity-art-and-invention/

~ Andrew Carnie was commissioned to produce a new, collaborative, interactive video installation for GV Art Gallery's upcoming exhibition "Coming of Age: the Art & Science of Ageing;" London, June 1 - August 18, 2012. http://www.gvart.co.uk/press/GV%20Art%20-%20Coming%20of%20Age%20-%20Press%20Release.pdf

~ Joshua Fried [aka RADIO WONDERLAND, "a media-mashing/high-concept/odd-object/cyber-stoked/one-person/multi-metric/booty-shaking/experimental dance band"] recently released a new song, "Authoritarian Idol," in collaboration with the mysterious cult figure Maxx Klaxon, on the new SPLICEWERK CD (a compilation of collaborations among the artists from Splice electronic performance series). http://popularfrontsystems.com/music_splicewerk.htm

 


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