Archive for the 'Screenings' Category

Slow Reveal

Friday, April 17th, 2009

‘88 Constellations for Wittgenstein” and “A is for Apple” have been included in a show at The Art Gallery of the University of Maryland in Baltimore. The show is called “A Slow Reveal… In the rapidly changing world of Internet art in the twenty-first century”. There is an essay by the curator, Jennie Fleming. The show includes work by Kate Pullington, Chris Joseph, Andy Campbell, Judi Alston, J.R. Carpenter, Annette Weintraub, Roderick Coover, Mark Amerika, & Jody Zellen.

Baltimore is a fantastic place. I had a large show there at MICA Gallery in Baltimore in 2005 and I really liked the vibe of the place. It seems that there is a really strong underground culture going on.

VIDEOMEDEJA

Friday, November 21st, 2008

‘88 Constellations’ will be included in the installations section of the 12th International Video Festival VIDEOMEDEJA in Novi Sad, Serbia from December 12 – 14th 2008. This is another festival that screened ‘A is for Apple’ in the past and it looks like a really good program with lots of experimental video.

Videomedeja Festival Website.

Live Herring 08

Friday, November 7th, 2008

‘88 Constellations’ has been included in an exhibition of net.art at the Jyväskylä Art Museum October 29 – November 23, 2008 at the Lower Gallery, Holvi in Finland. You can link to the exhibition here: Live Herring08.

‘88′ at VAD in Girona, Spain

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

I made it out to the VAD Festival in Girona, Spain. Girona is a smallish city North of Barcelona. The festival took place in the city art gallery and had another venue for performances in the evening. I had a great time hanging out with artists from the US, Germany, Quebec, Belgium, and England. ‘88 Constellations’ was installed  in the gallery which seemed to get  a lot of traffic. The video screenings were great, especially the dance programme.

While I was in that part of Spain I wanted to go visit Walter Benjamin’s grave in the small border town of Port Bou. I made the trip with two artists from the festival and we took a train up to Port Bou, visited WB’s gravesite and even found the hotel where he committed suicide. My motivation for the trip was to research a new project called “The End” that incorporates the story of Benjamin’s death in 1940.

I also made it down to Barcelona where I had a fantastic day exploring the city. I love to wander through a city I don’t know and Barcelona is a great city to explore.

Canariasmediafest, Canary Islands

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

‘88 Constellations’ has been selected for the competition section of the 13rd Canariasmediafest,
which will take place in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (The Canary Islands) from October 28th to
November 1st, 2008.

Preview

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

“88 Constellations” was shown in the exhibition:’.txt’ at the Anna Leonowens Gallery in Halifax, Nova Scotia in May 2008 as part of a research symposium called “Obsolescence and the Culture of Human Invention” that was organized by Robert Bean and Ilan Sandler at NSCAD University. More about this research project can be seen here: http://www.obsolescence.ca/

World Premiere

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

The world premeire of “88 Constellations” took place on May 31, 2008 at the opening of the 404 Festival of Electronic Art in Treiste, Italy. This is festival that originated in Rosario, Argentina and is run by Gina Valenti & Mariano Guzmán who are wonderful and enthusiastic supporters of media art. They had invited me to their festival in Rosario a number of times before and I was never able to attend. This time they invited my to Italy and asked me to open the festival with my new piece that they had never even seen. I had such a great time hanging out in Treiste and meeting some wonderful artists.

Here is a link to a Television Programme made for Slovenian Television about the festival with a short interview of me near the middle.

404 on Slovenian Television