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Dance Parties, Discussions & Quotidian Resistance This Fall

WANNA SEE ME DISCO? 

Fundraiser Dance Party
Richlane (595 Union Ave, Brooklyn) on 9/20 from 9 p.m.

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Join us for a rebel grrrl dance party with famous feminist-themed drinks! Celebrate and support the production of new feminist discourse and the work of contemporary women artists. We will be passing the hat, however, please note: donations are encouraged, not mandatory. We value presence over presents. 
Proceeds will go toward the production costs for the upcoming discussion series, All My Little Words, and group exhibition, Miss World, organized by Conversations With Women and failed projects at PARMER in October 2014; see details below.

ALL MY LITTLE WORDS

A series of thematic speculative discussions, in person & online

 
All Gold Everything | On labor & economics | 10/5 at 6 p.m.
Say My Name | On digital subjectivity | 10/19 at 6 p.m.
How Fucking Romantic | On sex, love & romance | 10/26 at 6 p.m.

Call for Participation | We desire to gather together. We desire to amuse and bring into being new modes through the process of discussion. We want to kindle friendships and explore differences. We hope to foster conversations that skip from politics to play to feeling to theory and everything in between.

If you are interested in participating, please email info@parmer.info. 

MISS WORLD 

Jennifer Chan, Emily Peterson Dunne, Kate Gilmore, Nicole Killian, Ella Dawn McGeough & Addie Wagenknecht
10/5-10/26

Miss World explores the performative acts and objects of youth, proposing the space of a girl’s room as a model of quotidian imaginative resistance. 

PARMER is a site for discursive programming and the exhibition of single works in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn. The space is open by invitation and appointment. Please email for more information.

Nicole Killian, Flag for the United States of Magical Girls, 2013

I feel in a sense like I liberate them from this context of just being imaginary entities that are to be masturbated to or to be fetishized in one way or another. As much as these representations are used for those means, you also see people identifying with them or using them as avatars, whether that has an erotic component or not. These beings do take on lives of their own. Inori Aizawa, the Internet Explorer girl, embodies the browser and is from a Microsoft viral campaign, but people produce fan art about her. I think it’s fascinating that these fictional bodies have so much potential for identification and eroticization, or even total animism, where people really ascribe living qualities to those things and end up becoming or mimicking them. The images became the substrate for my dissociative tendencies; I produced other selves.

(via Rhizome | Artist Profile: Andrea Crespo

I feel in a sense like I liberate them from this context of just being imaginary entities that are to be masturbated to or to be fetishized in one way or another. As much as these representations are used for those means, you also see people identifying with them or using them as avatars, whether that has an erotic component or not. These beings do take on lives of their own. Inori Aizawa, the Internet Explorer girl, embodies the browser and is from a Microsoft viral campaign, but people produce fan art about her. I think it’s fascinating that these fictional bodies have so much potential for identification and eroticization, or even total animism, where people really ascribe living qualities to those things and end up becoming or mimicking them. The images became the substrate for my dissociative tendencies; I produced other selves.

(via Rhizome | Artist Profile: Andrea Crespo

Ways of Something – Episode 1 from Lorna Mills.

(Source: vimeo.com)

And then another thought. Maybe all works of art are some kind of polyamorous love songs, offerings sent out into the world in order to get everyone to love you. Works of art and literature are not directed towards one person but towards many. Songs in the sense of bird song, messages thrown out into the world. At times I felt that everything about being an artist is encapsulated in the tension between these two titles, between Artists Are Self-Absorbed and Polyamorous Love Song. And by changing the title it was almost like I was trying to say: look, I’m no longer self-absorbed. I’m not the same person I was when I started writing this book, when I started dreaming it. Or at least I wish I wasn’t. However, I fear I am more the same than ever.
The last couple weeks have seen a frenzy of organized misogynist harassment of female and feminist game producers, critics and commentators by self-identified “gamers.” Women in all fields face constant harassment just for having the audacity to appear online, let alone doing so to critique white supremacist patriarchy, and we do not want to imply in any way that game critics are alone in this. But because of the particular concentration and visibility of this current misogynist campaign, we wanted to highlight, in solidarity with feminist critics and thinkers everywhere, some of the wonderful, complicated and powerful work that has been done against, outside and in spite of gaming’s heteropatriarchal structures. The simplest, easiest thing we can do in the face of these attacks is to spread the work that has sent these gaming man-children into an apoplectic rage. Many of the thinkers and designers on this list disagree, even vociferously, with one another; this list is not meant to represent a singular viewpoint, nor to imply that feminism is in any way univocal. Nor is this by any means an exhaustive or comprehensive list. It is instead meant as a useful and evolving resource. 

via TNI Syllabus: Gaming and Feminism – The New Inquiry

The last couple weeks have seen a frenzy of organized misogynist harassment of female and feminist game producers, critics and commentators by self-identified “gamers.” Women in all fields face constant harassment just for having the audacity to appear online, let alone doing so to critique white supremacist patriarchy, and we do not want to imply in any way that game critics are alone in this. But because of the particular concentration and visibility of this current misogynist campaign, we wanted to highlight, in solidarity with feminist critics and thinkers everywhere, some of the wonderful, complicated and powerful work that has been done against, outside and in spite of gaming’s heteropatriarchal structures. The simplest, easiest thing we can do in the face of these attacks is to spread the work that has sent these gaming man-children into an apoplectic rage. Many of the thinkers and designers on this list disagree, even vociferously, with one another; this list is not meant to represent a singular viewpoint, nor to imply that feminism is in any way univocal. Nor is this by any means an exhaustive or comprehensive list. It is instead meant as a useful and evolving resource.

via TNI Syllabus: Gaming and Feminism – The New Inquiry

prostheticknowledge:

Ways Of Something

Net Art collaborative project curated by Lorna Mills is a reinterpretation of the landmark British 1972 documentary on reading art, ‘Ways Of Seeing’.

The second episode (concerned with the woman in art) makes its debut at the Transfer Gallery in Brooklyn on September 6th. For each 28 minute episode, an artist was assigned one minute of the original narration to produce visuals for. All the work was organized online.

Here is a sample clip put together by gabycepeda from the latest episode:

‘Ways of Something’, is a contemporary remake of John Berger’s BBC documentary, “Ways of Seeing” (1972).
Commissioned by The One Minutes, at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam and compiled by Lorna Mills, the project consists of one-minute videos by fifty eight web-based artists who commonly work with 3D rendering, gifs, film remix, webcam performances, and websites to describe the cacophonous conditions of artmaking after the internet.
The screening at TRANSFER Gallery is based on the first two episodes of a four-part series of thirty-minute films created by art theorist John Berger and produced by Mike Dibb. In the original episode one, voice-of-God narration over iconic European paintings offer a careful dissection of traditional “fine art” media and the way society has come to understand them as art. The second episode is a contentious and sometimes maddening look at the female nude in the western tradition. The combined work is, in effect, art about art about television about the internet.

“Ways Of Something,” Screening + Discussion, Episode 1: Daniel Temkin, Rollin Leonard, Sara Ludy, Rhett Jones, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Dafna Ganani, Jennifer Chan, Rea McNamara, Theodore Darst, Matthew Williamson, Hector Llanquin, Christina Entcheva, V5MT, Marisa Olson, Joe McKay, Carla Gannis, Nicholas O’Brien, Eva Papamargariti, Rosa Menkman, Kristin Lucas, Jeremy Bailey & Kristen D. Schaffer, Giselle Zatonyl, Paul Wong, Alfredo Salazar-Caro, Sally McKay, RM Vaughan & Keith Cole & Jared Mitchell, Andrew Benson, Christian Petersen, Faith Holland, Jennifer McMackon; Episode 2: Kevin Heckart, Geraldine Juarez, Gaby Cepeda, Angela Washko, Emilie Gervais, LaTurbo Avedon, Lyla Rye, Mattie Hillock, Antonio Roberts, Georges Jacotey, Daniel Rourke, Sandra Rechico & Annie Onyi Cheung, Yoshi Sodeoka, Alma Alloro, LoVid, Andrea Crespo, Ad Minoliti, Arjun Ram Srivatsa, Carrie Gates, Isabella Streffen, Esteban Ottaso, ZIL & ZOY, Hyo Myoung Kim, Jesse Darling, Tristan Stevens, Erica Lapadat-Janzen, Claudia Hart, Anthony Antonellis, 7pm-10pm, TRANSFER Gallery, Brooklyn. (All Images Courtesy Lorna Mills)

Information about Transfer Gallery and the screening can be found here

To view the original 4 part program (highly recommended if you haven’t) can be found at UBU Web here

Excited for the opening on Saturday.

Throughout the 1980s and early ’90s, Kim Gordon—widely known as a founding member of the influential band Sonic Youth—produced a series of writings on art and music. Ranging from neo-Conceptual artworks to broader forms of cultural criticism, these rare texts are brought together in this volume for the first time, placing Gordon’s writing within the context of the artist-critics of her generation, including Mike Kelley, John Miller, and Dan Graham. In addressing key stakes within contemporary art, architecture, music, and the performance of male and female gender roles, Gordon provides a prescient analysis of such figures as Kelley, Glenn Branca, Rhys Chatham, Tony Oursler, and Raymond Pettibon, in addition to reflecting on her own position as a woman on stage. The result—Is It My Body?—is a collection that feels as timely now as when it was written. This volume additionally features a conversation between Gordon and Jutta Koether, in which they discuss their collaborations in art, music, and performance.
via Sternberg Press - Kim Gordon

Throughout the 1980s and early ’90s, Kim Gordon—widely known as a founding member of the influential band Sonic Youth—produced a series of writings on art and music. Ranging from neo-Conceptual artworks to broader forms of cultural criticism, these rare texts are brought together in this volume for the first time, placing Gordon’s writing within the context of the artist-critics of her generation, including Mike Kelley, John Miller, and Dan Graham. In addressing key stakes within contemporary art, architecture, music, and the performance of male and female gender roles, Gordon provides a prescient analysis of such figures as Kelley, Glenn Branca, Rhys Chatham, Tony Oursler, and Raymond Pettibon, in addition to reflecting on her own position as a woman on stage. The result—Is It My Body?—is a collection that feels as timely now as when it was written. This volume additionally features a conversation between Gordon and Jutta Koether, in which they discuss their collaborations in art, music, and performance.

via Sternberg Press - Kim Gordon

To close off its Coded After Lovelace group exhibition, curated by Faith Holland and Nora O’ Murchú, New York’s Whitebox Art Center will be hosting the Click Click Click screening of GIFs and video on September 2, from 7 to 10 pm.

Presenting work by a slew of contemporary artists, including Lorna Mills, Jennifer Chan, and Claudia Maté, as well as Sabrina Ratté, Raquel Meyers and Hannah Black, the event aims to present “new gestures of digital image making”.

As a survey of practices within the medium spanning “GIFs, augmented performances, green screen keying, collage, appropriation, processing, 3D renders and more”, the event follows the Coded After Lovelace exhibition examining the role of art and new technologies in responding to the contemporary condition. 

via 'Click Click Click' @ Whitebox Art Center, Sep 2 | atractivoquenobello

To close off its Coded After Lovelace group exhibition, curated by Faith Holland and Nora O’ Murchú, New York’s Whitebox Art Center will be hosting the Click Click Click screening of GIFs and video on September 2, from 7 to 10 pm.

Presenting work by a slew of contemporary artists, including Lorna Mills, Jennifer Chan, and Claudia Maté, as well as Sabrina Ratté, Raquel Meyers and Hannah Black, the event aims to present “new gestures of digital image making”.

As a survey of practices within the medium spanning “GIFs, augmented performances, green screen keying, collage, appropriation, processing, 3D renders and more”, the event follows the Coded After Lovelace exhibition examining the role of art and new technologies in responding to the contemporary condition.

via 'Click Click Click' @ Whitebox Art Center, Sep 2 | atractivoquenobello

I’m pleased to share my contribution to the 2014 Wild Bush Residency, The Only Song About Here Is About Leaving; Or, The Sea Is Lawless. 
Enjoy! 

I’m pleased to share my contribution to the 2014 Wild Bush ResidencyThe Only Song About Here Is About Leaving; Or, The Sea Is Lawless

Enjoy! 

art21:

"I really do think of them as post-minimalist sculptures, inspired in large part by some very early spacecraft that NASA built." —Trevor Paglen

This week’s Season 7 preview features artist Trevor Paglen, shown at work on Prototype for a Nonfunctional Satellite (Design 4; Build 4) (2013) in a San Antonio, Texas hanger.

WATCH: Preview of Trevor Paglen in Secrets

Season 7 of ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century premieres Friday, October 24, 2014 at 10:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). Secrets airs Friday, October 31, 2014.

IMAGES: Production stills from the ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 7 episode, Secrets, 2014. © ART21, Inc. 2014.

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Special Event: David Horvitz’s ”Cigarette Beetle (Lasioderma serricorne)”
Wednesday, August 27, 6:30pm
Horvitz has been working around the clock to compile an editioned group show in the form of archival boxes filled with works from two dozen international artists. These “valises” will be mailed as unsolicited donations to 31 museum libraries around the world . 
You are invited to view the works and join Horvitz as he and some of the participating artists personally escort the valises from our shipping container to the James Farley Post Office on Eighth Avenue in Manhattan. Light refreshments will be served. Please arrive promptly at 6:30 pm on Wednesday to participate in the Post Office mail drop:1397 Myrtle Avenue, Unit 4 Brooklyn NY, 11237
"Cigarette Beetle (Lasioderma serricorne)" is the first in a series of Special Events, in which individual artists co-opt Where’s shipping container as their own personal field station.

wherecontainer:

Special Event: David Horvitz’s ”Cigarette Beetle (Lasioderma serricorne)”

Wednesday, August 27, 6:30pm

Horvitz has been working around the clock to compile an editioned group show in the form of archival boxes filled with works from two dozen international artists. These “valises” will be mailed as unsolicited donations to 31 museum libraries around the world . 

You are invited to view the works and join Horvitz as he and some of the participating artists personally escort the valises from our shipping container to the James Farley Post Office on Eighth Avenue in Manhattan. Light refreshments will be served. 

Please arrive promptly at 6:30 pm on Wednesday to participate in the Post Office mail drop:
1397 Myrtle Avenue, Unit 4 Brooklyn NY, 11237

"Cigarette Beetle (Lasioderma serricorne)" is the first in a series of Special Events, in which individual artists co-opt Where’s shipping container as their own personal field station.

A collection of Anglo-European avant-garde and modernist magazines dating to the late 19th and early 20th centuries has been compiled by Monoskop. The effort follows in the footsteps of such projects as UbuWeb’s ‘Historical‘ section and the University of Iowa’s International Dada Archive, both initiatives highlighted in the introductory text prepared by Monoskop, an online wiki and archive… 

By organizing these volumes in wiki format on Monoskop, and in some cases hosting the entire original image files, the website hopes to present “a reference guide” of use to “artists, writers and scholars alike.” And as our coverage of Monoskop’s digitization of Alan Riddell’s 1975 monograph on typewriter art showed, there is an eager audience for this kind of digital archival work, which may be secondary in its scope (these works have already been preserved in major institutions) but presents material that would otherwise remain unseen by all but the most dedicated of specialists. 

via Monoskop Releases Archive of Avant-Garde and Modernist Magazines

A collection of Anglo-European avant-garde and modernist magazines dating to the late 19th and early 20th centuries has been compiled by Monoskop. The effort follows in the footsteps of such projects as UbuWeb’s ‘Historical‘ section and the University of Iowa’s International Dada Archive, both initiatives highlighted in the introductory text prepared by Monoskop, an online wiki and archive…

By organizing these volumes in wiki format on Monoskop, and in some cases hosting the entire original image files, the website hopes to present “a reference guide” of use to “artists, writers and scholars alike.” And as our coverage of Monoskop’s digitization of Alan Riddell’s 1975 monograph on typewriter art showed, there is an eager audience for this kind of digital archival work, which may be secondary in its scope (these works have already been preserved in major institutions) but presents material that would otherwise remain unseen by all but the most dedicated of specialists.

via Monoskop Releases Archive of Avant-Garde and Modernist Magazines

Fear freezes
me daily even
in this heat.
I pay a
bill I feel
better. I live
along. I get
ten bucks in
the mail. Heigh
dee ho. If
I could have
any wish
since I’m happening
since I’m really
seeing here
since I do
& listen. I believe
all the women
could be strong
& stand up &
lock hands
& bond. We
could save
ourselves
we could save everyone
we could be
here tonight
& I am. 

I’ve got a
lot of good
ideas but not
one that
will get me
through
August. 

via N a p a l m H e a l t h S p a : R e p o r t 2 0 1 3 : S p e c i a l E d i t i o n

Fear freezes
me daily even
in this heat.
I pay a
bill I feel
better. I live
along. I get
ten bucks in
the mail. Heigh
dee ho. If
I could have
any wish
since I’m happening
since I’m really
seeing here
since I do
& listen. I believe
all the women
could be strong
& stand up &
lock hands
& bond. We
could save
ourselves
we could save everyone
we could be
here tonight
& I am.

I’ve got a
lot of good
ideas but not
one that
will get me
through
August.

via N a p a l m H e a l t h S p a : R e p o r t 2 0 1 3 : S p e c i a l E d i t i o n

theoriri:

"What is interesting about more contemporary developments in the forces of production is that they are less about capturing value from physical labor and more about capturing data from any activity whatsoever. It is no longer the case that the only ‘efficient’ signal is the price signal. What if there was a mode of production based not on capturing surplus value but on capturing surplus information?"

– McKenzie Wark in ‘Is this still capitalism?’. Public Seminar, April 30th, 2014.

The BookThug Interview with Jacob Wren, author of “Polyamorous Love Song.”

(Source: youtube.com)