Announcements

  • GELARE KHOSHGOZARAN with four featured artists: Part and Parcel

    The SFAC Galleries is pleased to present Part and Parcel, an exhibition curated by Taraneh Hemami that would take a look at geographies of belonging. The four featured artists, Tannaz Farsi, Gelare Khoshgozaran, Sahar Khoury, and Minoosh Zomorodinia examine crossings and becomings, systems and processes, nature and language, time and histories, and remnants of the everyday, in their multidisciplinary projects.

    January 25 - March 30, 2019
    Opening reception: Friday, January 25, 6:00-8:00 PM

    San Francisco Arts Commission
    401 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 325
    San Francisco, CA 94102

    https://www.sfartscommission.org/experience-art/exhibitions/part-and-parcel

  • GELARE KHOSHGOZARAN - Take My Money/Take My Body

    In Take My Money / Take My Body, K-Pop is an entry point for a question about the promises of popular media within highly bureaucratic, surveilled, and macro-scaled communities such as corporations / nations. Whether a data-mining social platform, exploitative culture industry, or resurgent populist movement, these larger systems structure the very conditions in which we find our (best) selves, albeit at contentious costs and rapidly-inflating prices. Popular media is the emergent interface for such a transaction. What, then, can we make of the joyful feeling of being a willing subject, or one of many in a captive audience?

    January 3 - February 24
    Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE)
    6522 Hollywood Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90028


    https://welcometolace.org/event/take-my-money-take-my-body/

  • ERKKI HUHTAMO featured in UCLA Magazine

    UCLA Magazine is out - it features an article about the work of Erkki Huhtamo.

    https://medium.com/ucla-magazine/magic-lantern-man-27d9ccabe9f7

  • ERKKI HUHTAMO's Lecture Tour of Japan 2018

    In December 2009 Professor Erkki Huhtamo did a lecture tour of several Japanese universities. Nearly ten years have passed, so it is time to repeat the experience. Much has happened in-between, including the publication of Huhtamo's Japanese language-only monograph, Media Kokogaku - Kako Genzai Mirai no Taiwa no Tameni ("Media Archaeology: Dialogues Between the Past, Present, and Future," trans. Yoshitaka Ota, Tokyo: NTT Publishing, 2015).

    Erkki Huhtamo's December 2018 lecture tour of Japan will include the following venues:
    Institute of Advanced Media Art and Science (IAMAS), Ogaki, Gifu (Dec. 14), Kokoro Research Center, University of Kyoto (Dec. 15), Kagoshima University (Dec. 18), Tsukuba University (Dec. 21). Lecture at Waseda University, Tokyo, will follow in early January 2019.

    Erkki Huhtamo will discuss the relationship of media archaeology and posthuman studies, with particular reference to the relationship between media culture and transportation technology.

  • NOVA JIANG part of Defining Line featured in the LA Times

    Defining Line is an AR exhibition exploring how lines connect, divide and define communities. Co-curated by Nancy Baker-Cahill (Founder of 4th Wall) and Debra Scacco, the exhibition places powerful, site-relevant works in AR along the Los Angeles River, encouraging visitors to explore, reconsider and interact with the river, and to recognize the key role this vital line plays in shaping the history and experience of moving through Los Angeles. Artists include: Tongva Elders Julia Bogany and her great-granddaughter Marissa Aranda, Carolina Caycedo, Andrea Chung, Beatriz Cortez, Nova Jiang, Gala Porras-Kim, Star Montana and Debra Scacco.

    https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/museums/la-et-cm-4th-wall-vr-art-nancy-baker-cahill-20181029-story.html

    https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/museums/la-et-cm-4th-wall-vr-art-nancy-baker-cahill-20181029-story.html

  • JOHN CARPENTER collaborated with Yves Peitzner Lab and Justin Shrake for new media installation

    A work that John Carpenter collaborated on in munich with Yves Peitzner Lab and Justin Shrake just got published in this collection of new media installations... lots of great projects in it and probably interesting for DMA students/faculty
    New Media Installation by Sandu Publishing
    photo is courtesy of YPL + wolfgang stahl


    https://www.behance.net/gallery/69325523/New-Media-Installation-Technology-in-Public-Art

  • DAVID ERTEL at Queercore, Cyberpunk, and Networked Communities

    A one-night event focusing on the past, present, and future of queer communities online, featuring artist and technologist Tom Jennings, creator of the FidoNet and prominent figure of the Queercore movement, Avery Dame-Griff, a lead curator of the Queer Digital History Project, and the artist Jasmine Nyende.

    Thursday, Dec 6 at 7:30PM
    Free with RSVP

    NAVEL
    1611 S Hope Street, LA, CA

    https://restlessnites.com/queercore

  • VICTORIA VESNA opens with Hox Zodiac the Applied Microperformativity:Live Arts for a Radical Socio-Economic Turn conference and exhibitions

    Victoria Vesna opens with Hox Zodiac the Applied Microperformativity: Live Arts for a Radical Socio-Economic Turn conference and exhibitions

    Angewandte Innovation Lab (AIL)
    Franz-Josefs-Kai 3, 1010 Vienna / tel: +43-1711-332-007

    December 12th, 7-10pm.

    http://www.applied-microperformativity.net/

  • NOVA JIANG in Archaeology of the Present

    Archaeology of the Present presents selected findings by artists Rebecca Bruno, Nova Jiang and Debra Scacco created during AIR, a six-month residency at Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI). AIR provided access to a state-of-the-art prototyping facility and leading minds working in climate-related issues. Through varying approaches, each artist engaged with a deep study of humans in relation to their surrounding environments, highlighting agricultural regeneration, urban erasure, and city infrastructure. November 29 - December 15, 2018 Wednesday through Sunday, 12 - 5 Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) 411 S Hewitt Street, Arts District

    https://laincubator.org/event/air-archaeology-of-the-present/

  • YIYUN KANG in Bloomberg ART + TECHNOLOGY

    Bloomberg ART + TECHNOLOGY
    Technology is changing the way we make, experience and share our ideas. But how do artists use it to shape their craft and the way their audiences experience it? ART + TECHNOLOGY explores how creatives are bringing the disparate fields of ART + TECHNOLOGY together to reveal surprising works that belong to a whole new genre.
    Yiyun Kang Episode 23: “Why use mixed reality in art? ”

    Yiyun Kang uses spatial projection mapping installations to explore boundaries. Internationally recognized for her projection mapping installations, and exhibited in a number of museums and galleries in Europe, Asia and the United States, Yiyun’s art explores the borders between the real and the virtual.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/sponsors/features/hyundai/art-technology/?adv=16713&prx_t=OpUDAyrUgAXSkPA

  • JUSTIN LUI'S LED piece 'Poly-Mer' on view at the DTLA Mini Maker Faire

    Justin Lui’s LED piece 'Poly-Mer' will be on view at the DTLA Mini Maker Faire on Sat. Dec 1, for one day only at the Los Angeles Central Public Library. There will also be a talk at 12:30pm on the making of the piece.

    DTLA Mini Maker Faire 2018
    Saturday Dec 1

    Los Angeles Central Library
    630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071

    event: 10:00am - 4:00pm
    ‘Poly-Mer’ talk: 12:30pm

    https://dtla.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/198/ https://dtla.makerfaire.com

  • REBECA MENDEZ's video art installation Ascent of Weavers in BAJO LA BÓVEDA AZUL COBALTO, a group exhibition at MACO,

    Rebeca Méndez’s video art installation Ascent of Weavers in BAJO LA BÓVEDA AZUL COBALTO, a group exhibition at MACO, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca. Curated by Marietta Bernstorff.
    Opening reception: November 30, 2018. Open to the public.

    Ascent of Weavers / Ascenso de Tejedoras, 2018.

    By Rebeca Méndez with the Hernández-Quero, a family of weavers from Mitla.
    Three channel video installation
    Duration: 30:17 minutes

    For a world facing social and environmental crises, Ascent of Weavers is a call for awakening and action for collective healing of the earth. Entities of white, red, blue, and black embody cycles of the sun, the heavens, and the underworld and directions of human life in pre-Hispanic Zapotec civilization. The entities undertake a journey into Mictlan (Lyobaa in Zapotec)—the underworld of the Mixtec mythology—aided by Xolotl (a canine god), who leads them through the underworld’s nine levels. Here they are challenged by piercing winds and crushing mountains, finally crossing rivers of blood to emerge as goddesses of weaving (Tlazolteotl, or Nohuichana in Zapotec)—warriors leading us to a more just, equitable, and sustainable relationship with our planet.





  • BRENDA G WILLIAMS Exhibition, Pretty Big Things, Exhibit explores optimism, beauty amid political climate

    Brenda Williams canceled her art exhibition emphasizing optimism when she realized Donald Trump was on his way to winning the 2016 election.

    Williams, the assistant to the chair of UCLA’s design media arts department, said the show’s cancellation allowed the Walter Maciel Gallery to instead show pieces more pertinent to the election, like portraits of immigrants. But two years later, Williams’ vision of an optimism-driven exhibition materialized into “Pretty Big Things,” which features artwork created by six different California-based artists and runs through Dec. 22 at the Walter Maciel Gallery. Williams said although many of the featured pieces radiate positivity and beauty, others have more political undertones and are intended to remind viewers of the social justice issues at play amid the current political climate.

    https://dailybruin.com/2018/11/20/exhibit-explores-optimism-beauty-amid-political-climate/

  • KRISTIN McWHARTER's is proud to present Party Rituals at CULTUREHUB

    CultureHub is proud to present Party Rituals, the culmination of Kristin McWharter's residency. The event will consist of two elements: a physicality and virtual reality workshop and a culminating work in progress showing.

    Party Rituals
    Join us in a VR celebration exploring Kristin McWharter's works!
    Party Rituals is CultureHub LA's Resident Artist Kristin McWharter's culminating showcase. McWharter explores speculative celebration rituals using VR headsets and improvisational performance. Kristin McWharter's new body of work examines how physical contact within virtual space and physical form manipulates social behaviors through party objects and games such as party blowers, noise makers, pin the tail on the donkey, etc.
    Join us to participate in a hands on workshop to explore the physical implications of working with virtual reality! Participants will be introduced to Aframe and cannon.js to create simple mobile VR experiences and explore the VR app's influences by the physicality of mechanical restriction, gravity, and balance. Your personal phone will be used as your own VR device so come and join in on the fun!
    Saturday, December 1, 2018
    3pm
    Free

    CultureHub LA
    The Reef / Maker City LA
    1933 S Broadway, Suite 1128
    Los Angeles, CA 90007


    https://culturehub.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=eb1537aa9032ba7d7052a2ec1&id=d41e1a094c&e=0bd98db488

  • LAUREN McCARTHY part of AI: More Than Human exhibition at the Barbican Centre

    This highly interactive exhibition explores the world of artificial intelligence. Examining the boundaries between human and machine, it poses big questions of life itself with which you are invited to engage head-on.

    May 16 - August 29, 2019
    Barbican Centre
    London, UK

    https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2019/event/ai-more-than-human

  • LAUREN McCARTHY awarded ZERO1 American Arts Incubator Residency

    American Arts Incubator (AAI) is an international new media and digital arts exchange program developed by ZERO1 in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. AAI was created to support the collaboration of American artists and underserved communities abroad to create impactful, community-driven public art projects that address local social challenges. The six American artists will act as cultural envoys, using artistic collaboration to foster new relationships built upon common social values and the collective exploration of differences. They will share their technological skills and aesthetic sensibilities with international creative explorers working in the burgeoning fields of social entrepreneurship and arts-based community engagement. Lauren will travel to South Korea to lead a public art project that addresses changing understandings of private space in the face of new technologies.

    Gwangju Cultural Foundation
    Gwangju, South Korea


    http://americanartsincubator.org/blog/announcing-2019-american-arts-incubator-cohort

  • PETER LUNENFELD Detective Pikachu, and the Uncanny Valley

    In the Huffington Post, Peter Lunenfeld weighs in on the eerie qualities of three-dimensional, computer-generated Pokemon characters in the forthcoming film, Detective Pikachu.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/realistic-pokemon-from-detective-pikachu-are-creeping-people-out_us_5beb41e1e4b0caeec2bef1ff

  • ERKKI HUHTAMO Lectures in Marburg, Germany

    No turkey for Professor Huhtamo!

    In Thanksgiving time he will be lecturing in Marburg, Germany at the international conference "Lehrmedien der Kunstgeschichte / Media in the Teaching of Art History" (Nov. 22-24, 2018). Erkki Huhtamo's lecture is titled "Media Archaeology as Topos Study." It will take place on November 22, 2018 at 5:30pm.

    The conference is held at Marburg's famous Phililpps-University, founded in the time of the Renaissance in 1527. It is among the oldest in Germany. Marburg is a historical town which was largely undamaged by the bombings of World War II. The conference is organized by the German Documentation Center for Art History - Bildarchiv Foto Marburg.

    https://lehrmedien.hypotheses.org/

  • REBECCA ALLEN - New VR Work and Retrospective

    QUAD presents a solo exhibition of new and exciting work by the American artist and digital pioneer Rebecca Allen including new VR commission Life Without Matter, that will premier in the new exhibition QUAD Gallery one.

  • MICHAEL BECKER Honey Mustard Diesel Fuel at SADBOYS POETRY CLUB




    Honey Mustard & Diesel Fuel (Live!) V.1.0
    Friday, November 2nd
    8pm
    Los Angeles, CA
    ONE NIGHT ONLY
    FREE ADMISSION w/ RSVP

    **Pop up backyard birthday dance art party extravaganza hosted by SADBOYS POETRY CLUB ft. media artist + poet @mjamesbecker** (DMA class of '17)

    screening new works!
    prying open new technologies!
    performing lots of poetry!
    playing a lot of v funky tunes!


    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/honey-mustard-diesel-fuel-live-v10-tickets-51495870535

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