DMA ALUMNI and more artists in group show Beyond Embodiment
Beyond Embodiment features 25 pioneering female, non-binary, and trans artists whose work probes the boundaries of body and being. Physicality, identity, and presence are explored in actual as well as virtual space; biological systems, from the primordial to the posthuman, are examined and transfigured by technology. Situating the body as form and function, material and process, site and portal, these artists investigate the potentialities of the human condition.
Brand Library & Art Center
1601 W. Mountain St. Glendale, CA 91201
Exhibition Dates: January 25 – March 20, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 25, 2020, 6–9 pm
Gallery CLOSED for holiday weekend:
Saturday, February 15 + Sunday, February 16, 2020
Interactive performance by Tiffany Trenda
Saturday, January 25, 7:30pm
Bio-cultures: The Search for Entanglements
Human + bacteria cell quilting workshop
with Maru García
Saturday, March 14th, 11am–12:30pm (TBC)
Feminist Love Letters
Letter-writing event with Cindy Rehm
and Sara Fowler
Saturday, March 14th, 12–3pm (TBC)
VR experience with Huntrezz Janos
Saturday, March 14th, 12–3pm (TBC)
Sandra de la Loza
VJ Um Amel
Lisa Diane Wedgeworth
THEO TRIANTAFYLLIDIS project "Anti-Gone" premiering at Sundance Film Festival 2020
Theo Triantafyllidis Excited to announce that after more than a year in the making, Anti-Gone, a performance in Mixed Reality, is premiering at Sundance Film Festival as part of the New Frontier Exhibition. A series of 8 performances, each unique, will be shown on 26, 27, 28 & 30 January 2020 at the Biodigital Theatre at New Frontier Central, Park City, Utah. More info below!
REFIK ANADOL Turns Data Into Art, With Help of AI in WIRED MAG
He sees pools of data as raw material for visualizations that he calls a new kind of “sculpture.”
Giant stashes of data are valuable assets to corporations in industries from fossil fuels to finance. Artist Refik Anadol sees pools of data as something else—material for what he calls a new kind of “sculpture.”
Anadol creates mesmerizing art installations by seeking out interesting data sets and processing them into swirling visualizations of how computers capture the world and people in it. He does it by using techniques from artificial intelligence, specifically machine learning algorithms, to filter or expand on his raw material.
The results, shown on giant screens or projected onto walls or entire buildings, use data points in a kind of AI pointillism.
YIYUN KANG'S work part of BTS: Global Project Merges Music And Visual Art:PARTICIPATING IN BERLIN, BUENOS AIRES, LONDON, NEW YORK AND SEOUL
Zaha Hadid’s Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), Seoul’s newest and most iconic landmark, will be the location for two major public exhibitions: British-born artist Ann Veronica Janssens will create Green, Yellow, Pink, a mysterious disorienting sensory environment filled with a haze of coloured artificial mist, giving sculptural form to light. Korean artist Yiyun Kang will present Beyond the Scene, a digital environment on a large-scale, a reimagining of BTS’ signature dance movements as seen through the techniques of projection mapping. 28 January – 20 March 2020.
YIYUN KANG'S work included in Korean Pop Group BTS Ambitious Public Art Project in Five Cities
Two major exhibitions will be shown in a public plaza in Seoul designed by the late Zaha Hadid. The Brussels-based, Belgian artist Ann Veronica Janssens will present a disorienting sensory environment created with colored artificial mist titled Green, Yellow, Pink. The Koran artist Yiyun Kang will present a large-scale digital work using projection mapping that reimagines some of BTS’s signature dance moves.
Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul, South Korea
January 28–March 20
YIYUN KANG'S work "Beyond The Scene" reviewed in BBC article
One of the works, Yiyun Kang's Beyond The Scene, is billed as a "re-imagining of BTS' signature dance movements", projected onto the walls of the Dongdaemun Plaza in downtown Seoul.
Kang said she had studied the band's choreography for hours while developing the installation. "Sometimes my eyes cannot focus on the screen anymore, because I've been watching so many videos on YouTube," she told the BBC.
She also interviewed the band's fans, known affectionately as the "BTS Army", to give her piece added context.
"Just copying the choreography doesn't make sense," she said. "The essence of the BTS phenomenon is that you have to be more inclusive, to be more sustainable so we can live together. "
BERFIN ATAMAN awarded the Alley Fellowship and with exhibit in A+D Museum
Berfin Ataman announces that she has been awarded the Alley Fellowship. As part of the fellowship, she has an exhibition titled 'Movement and Motivation' at A+D Museum. The exhibition will be on view from January 25th through April 5th, 2020. If you are around the L.A. area, she would be delighted to see you at the opening night of the show on
January 25th, at 7:00- 9:30 PM.
900 E. 4th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
RAMESH SRINIVASAN noted in Forbes Magazine as a top 10 Technology Book writer
Beyond the Valley: How Innovators around the World are Overcoming Inequality and Creating the Technologies of Tomorrow, by Ramesh Srinivasan
University of California, Los Angeles Professor Ramesh Srinivasan notes that the rules of the internet have been set by a executives in relatively few places in the world, such as Silicon Valley and China. Although the companies they lead provide excellent service, it is limiting, and these companies want our data, but not our input. Thus he believes we need to think Beyond the Valley. As he notes in my recent interview with him, it is important to understand the innovation happening in places like Mexico, West Africa, Scandinavia, and across North America. Srinivasan notes that we need “a new ethic of diversity, openness, and inclusivity, empowering those now excluded from decisions about how technologies are designed, who profits from them, and who are surveilled and exploited by them.”
ERKKI HUHTAMO'S Chinese Language Book Sells Out!
The Chinese language version of Media Archaeology: Approaches, Applications, and Implications, edited by Erkki Huhtamo and Jussi Parikka, and originally published by the University of California Press in 2011, has sold out in only six months after it was published by the Fudan University Press, Shanghai. The book will be reprinted shortly.
This is what the translator, Professor Haijiang Tang from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, reported in December 2019: "The book has become a popular book of several well-known book clubs in the domestic journalism and communication circles. Due to the publication of the book, Media Archaeology has attracted extensive attention and discussion of Chinese scholars, and the words "Media Archaeology" have appeared in various conference in China. I see 2019 as a time of Media Archaeology."
In a way the success was not a total surprise, because soon after it was published in China, the book ranked 34th in the new book sales list of Dang Dang (the largest online bookstore in China). Huhtamo's and Parikka's book has become internationally a foundation for the evolving field of media archaeology. A Korean translation is in progress.
JOHANNA HEDVA Showing in London with M. Lamar at Wellcome Collection
sun, jan 26, wellcome collection
funeral doom spiritual by m. lamar
& black moon lilith in pisces in the 4th house by me
3:30 - 5:30pm
i’m second in the lineup
free, but you need to rsvp on the link
JOHANNA HEDVA Showing in LA with M. Lamar at Human Resources
TWO JANUARY SHOWS IN LA both w/ M. Lamar!
sat, jan 11, human resources
with xina xurner, m. lamar, gabie strong, and pauline lay
doors 8pm, music 9pm
i’m second in the lineup
tickets on the link and at the door
REBECA MENDEZ bestowed with the honorary degree, Doctor of Fine Arts by ArtCenter College of Design,
UCLA, Design Media Arts professor, Rebeca Méndez, bestowed with the honorary degree of
Doctor of Fine Arts by ArtCenter College of Design, her Alma Mater.
UCLA, Design Media Arts professor, Rebeca Méndez accepted her honorary doctorate and gave the commencement address on December 20, 2019 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, California.
In his introductory words the college's president Lorne M. Buchman spoke about the role artists and designers must play in the mess of a world they are inheriting, referring to a podcast interview he conducted with Rebeca Méndez earlier in the year: “One of the most meaningful conversations I’ve had in my life on the topic of creativity was with the incomparable Rebeca Méndez. She expressed what I am trying to convey in a far more eloquent way. ‘We can get out of this mess we’re in,’ she said, ‘If we rage with love.”
Stephen Nowlin, Vice President of exhibitions and director of the Williamson Gallery, in his formal introduction said: “Good art and design embody qualities that include great skill and innovation, are pleasing to the eye, grab the heart and elegantly meet a need or solve a problem. But, really good art and design is all that and more. Really good art and design incites a profound kind of mischief, really good art and design is disagreeable and quarrelsome with what is doctrine, it’s subversive on how it overturns past assumptions, attacks clichés, dismisses good taste. It forges new vocabularies and rouses unexpected pathways of thinking. Really good art and design creates change and moves the social and cultural needle. Today we get to honor a really good artist and designer, Rebeca Méndez.”
ERKKI HUHTAMO Lectures at University of Tsukuba, Japan
Erkki Huhtamo Lectures at University of Tsukuba, Japan
Professor Erkki Huhtamo will give an invited lecture in the EMP Colloquium Series at the University of Tsukuba, Japan, on December 11, 2019. The title is "Media Archaeology of the Cyborg." The lecture will be held at Room 3B213, Dai-San Area, University of Tsukuba, between 2pm - 4pm.
CHRISTIAN MOELLER Public Artwork at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, North Carolina
CHRISTIAN MOELLER Public Artwork at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, North Carolina
Material: Aluminum, automotive paint, electro-mechanics
Dimensions: 2 x ø 27’, h = 32’
“Loops,” a suspended, kinetic sculpture is shaped in the form of two abstract, three-dimensional line drawings, rotating in opposite directions at a speed of 0.33 rpm. Animated by a constant, slow revolving motion, the pieces engage in a graceful choreography of moving lines.
PAUL CARLO ESPOSITO'S
I have announcement for a one night solo show where I will be showing new site specific work.
Sunday, December 15 from 8-10pm
A new installation by Paul Carlo Esposito
Public Pool Gallery
5127 Gaynor Ave, Encino
Public Pool is an alternative art space based out of a residential pool and backyard in Encino, California. The space seeks to break out of the typical mold of the “white cube” gallery form and invites artists to explore the benefits and limitations of working in an outdoor space for single day events and installations.
NATE MOHLERS' new work "Culver Current" at Culver City City Hall Fountain
UCLA Design and Media Arts graduate Nate Mohler will be revealing a digital fountain for Culver City at City Hall called Culver Currents.
December 19th 5pm-7pm. 9770 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
“Back in August I proposed a sculpture that reimagines a traditional fountain, a place of congregation, traditions, and reflection. In a world as digital as our own it’s really special to bring something of digital origin into physical space.” - Nate Mohler
The Culver Current uses no actual water rather digital water droplets in the form of generative art and video will be pumped in based on online activity within Culver City. (Instagram stories, hashtags, posts)
Culver Current will be revealed December 19th at Culver City City Hall and available to the public for the duration of 2020.
The sculpture is made of 500 hand built LED’s and a custom CNC’d Corian semi-translucent shell.
I’d love to see you all there and have your support!
SUE HUANG SOLO EXHIBITION - IN THE TIME OF CLOUDS - AT PRACTICE GALLERY
IN THE TIME OF CLOUDS
Part I (The Observatories)
Part II (Terracotta Clouds)
Part III (Cloud Ice Cream)
December 6, 2019 - January 26, 2020
Receptions: Friday, December 6th, 6-10pm and Friday, January 10th, 6-10pm
319 North 11th Street, Unit 2G, Philadelphia, PA
In the Time of Clouds is a solo exhibition by DMA MFA alum, Sue Huang. Her practice investigates our complex techno-cultural relationships to nature, exploring the ways that tactile, sensorial experiences of nature are mediated through emerging technologies. These explorations draw connections to the socio-political power structures which shape our environment, suggesting new ways forward through collective imagination and action.
Responding to a February 2019 Nature Geoscience article that speculates about a possible future without clouds, this installation attempts to archive cloud forms and document their influence on our collective imagination before they disappear from our atmosphere due to rising carbon dioxide concentrations. Utilizing both social media discourse about clouds and live video streams from public observatory cameras, the project amalgamates linguistic and visual data, mining this data to create an atmospheric triptych of poetry, ice cream, and ceramics.
The installation is composed of three intertwined parts: Part I (The Observatories), a series of videos that combine algorithmically generated poems and live streams from networked observatory webcam; Part II (Terracotta Clouds), a collection of handbuilt dessert wares based on unique cloud forms culled from the videos; and Part III (Cloud Ice Cream), an ice cream whose flavor profile is derived from social media discourse speculating about the taste of clouds, a “cloud ice cream.”
This project is supported by the University of Connecticut (UConn) SFA Research Grant (the School of Fine Arts and the Office of the Vice President for Research) and the SCHARP Development Award (the Humanities Institute and the Office of the Vice President for Research).
Part III (Cloud Ice Cream) produced in collaboration with Dr. Dennis D’Amico, professor of dairy foods in the Department of Animal Science, UConn.
ERKKI HUHTAMO'S Keynote Address in Stockholm
Professor Erkki Huhtamo will spend thanksgiving time in Stockholm, Sweden. He will give a Keynote Address at the international conference "Media Matter: Media-Archaeological Research and Artistic Practice," November 27-29, 2019. The title of the presentation is "The Cyborg Trail: On Media Archaeology as Topos Study." It will take place on Friday, Nov. 29 at the Swedish Film Institute's Filmhuset (Film House), 2pm - 3:10pm. The other keynote speakers are Professor Wolfgang Ernst (Humboldt University, Berlin) and Professor Trin T. Minh-ha (University of California, Berkeley).
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JULIAN STEIN in group show - Ecology of the Edge - at Human Resources
An Ecology of the Edge proposes works in which the temporal dimension of sensory processes is foregrounded as part of a larger system. There will be a focus on interactive and time-based works including performances, panel discussions and sound and video works in large scale installation settings.
11/29, 7-10pm: Opening Reception w/ performances by Nina Sarnelle and Kim Ye
11/30, 4-7pm: Talk with Kenric Mcdowell (leader of Google's Artists and Machine Intelligence program), Jaden Adams (Co-Founder of The New Centre for Research and Practice and The Future Left), Matthew Donovan (Co-Founder of The Future Left) and Christine Meinders (Founder of Feminist.AI and Professor of A.I. Culture & Creativity at CalArts)and Catherine Malabou (philosophy professor at Kingston University and European Graduate School)
12/7, 7-10pm: Closing Reception with music performances by Ana Roxanne and Paige Emery
and movement performance by Kendra Adler with Jenna Lo-Slavio and Josie J (divinebrick)
410 Cottage Home St,
Los Angeles, CA 90012
PETER LUNENFELD in latest Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly
Peter Lunenfeld's new essay, "The California Design Dominion: Thirteen Propositions," is featured in the November edition of the Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly.