1. James Kalm's art world reputation must have inched up a notch or two lately. As a video reporter whose covered the New York scene with a totally unorthodox style for the past five years now, your reporter has pissed off a lot of the "powers that be". His spontaneous and unscripted views behind the facade, has exposed a more "realistic" side of the local art world. Now, it seems, his perseverance has begun to be recognized. Invited to an intimate and exclusive studio preview of Peter Halley's new paintings, Kalm gives viewers a chance to slip behind the veil of privacy cloaking the creative practice of one of New York's most acclaimed painters. As a founding member and chief polemicist of Neo-Geo, and head of Graduate Studies in Painting and Printmaking at Yale University, Halley has been at the center of advanced painting for a quarter century. His unretractable commitment to severe geometric design, and his use of high intensity fluorescent color, has distinguished his paintings earning them a unique place in contemporary art history. Included in this program is a musical intro featuring Jazz legends trumpeter Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith and bassist Henry Grimes, recorded live at Zurcher Studio July 10, 2011.

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  2. "Orgamat", 2003
    wood, metal, electronics, television
    67 x 35 x 47" / 170 x 89 x 119 cm

    "Orgamat" transforms picture-information of live telecasting from an in-built television into the warm and heavy sounds of five organ pipes. Five light sensors continuously detect the change in light intensity on the screen, enabling the machine to function as a big sound generator. Sitting on a comfortable couch one can surf up or down the channels via two built-in switches triggering a remote control, creating new dimensions of sounds. Thus countless and repetitive daily TV-shows in their very often brainwash-variety, generate a new acoustic adventure.

    Video courtesy of the artist and bitforms gallery nyc.

    To learn more about Schülke's work, please visit:
    http://bit.ly/q1SDQx
    http://bit.ly/xVhJ7D

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  3. "Drone #2", 2002
    carbon, alloy, monitor, cameras, solar panels, motors, sensors
    14.75 x 7.25 x 2.5' / 450 x 220 x 80 cm

    The futuristic appearance of Björn Schülke "Drone #2" sees like a requisite from a science film. The autonomous hi-tech construct, consisting of solar cells, heat sensors, propellers, videochips and TFT monitor is suspended from the ceiling and reacts for the "warmblooded" spectator without him or her being able to directly influence its movement. This construction, at first glance finely structured and fragile, mutates, once activated, into a menacing surveillance apparatus whose function is nothing but permanent observation.

    The work is in the permanent collection of the Sculpture Museum Glaskasten, Marl, Germany.

    Video courtesy of the artist and bitforms gallery nyc.

    To learn more about Schülke's work, please visit:
    http://bit.ly/q1SDQx
    http://bit.ly/xVhJ7D

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  4. "Company of Colours" 2009
    Shadow Box 9
    high resolution interactive display with built-in computerized surveillance system
    41.14 x 31.52 x 4.73" / 104.5 x 80 x 12 cm
    edition of 6, 1AP

    "Company of Colours" is the ninth piece in the Shadow Box series of interactive displays with a built-in computerized tracking system. This piece shows the live surveillance camera view constructed out of a variety of culturally significant color swatches and palettes, from the 4 shades of green of the original Nintendo Gameboy to the X11 CSS3web browser palettes.

    Video courtesy of the artist and bitforms gallery nyc.

    To learn more about Lozano-Hemmer's work, please visit:
    http://bit.ly/pSbJgx
    http://bit.ly/HeemCA

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  5. Tobias Rehberger presents his show "Young mothers and other delicate questions" at Essl Museum: Several completely new pieces from the series "Handycapped Sculptures" and five new pieces for the "Mütter" series, two site-specific pieces and more. Until Sep 25, 2011

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