Live Herring 08

‘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

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

‘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.

VAD festival, Girona, Spain

‘88 Constellations’ has been invited to the VAD Festival Internacional de Video i Arts Digitals in Girona, Spain in October of 2008. I want to try and make it out to this one! The festival website is at: http://2008.vadfestival.net/index.php/presentacioeng

DigitalArt.LA

“88 Constellations” has been selected to participate in an exhibition in Los Angeles called “DigitalArt.LA” at the Los Angeles Centre for Digital Art. The programme was selected by Howard N. Fox, Curator of Contemporary Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The exhibition will take place August 14 – 16, 2008 in various venues in Gallery Row.

Here is a link to the show: http://digitalart.la/

FILE2008

‘88 Constellations’ has been invited to the FILE2008 festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil. This will take place  August 5 – 31. The piece will be part of the Media Arts exhibition. I love this festival. I went down in 2002 with “A is for Apple” which won first prize at that festival. It was a great experience, a fabulous city, and a wonderful festival. It looks like it has really grown since then. They are doing residencies and touring shows.

Check out the festival here: http://www.file.org.br/

Preview

“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

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


Welcome to the blog for “88 Constellations for Wittgenstein (to be played with the Left Hand)”

This is a blog of material related to the net.art piece: “88 Constellations for Wittgenstein (to be played with the Left Hand). I will be posting material here about the piece and inviting viewers to discuss and ask questions about the site. This project was started in 2004 and was completed in May 2008.