1. Rhizome Plaza


    from Robbie Thomson / Added

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    Installation at Festival De Keuze, Rotterdam Schouwburgplein. 19 - 29 September 2013 This project used a variety of environmental sensors to control the installation. Music,movement and light were generated from changes in the weather and audience members were able to add their presence by touching organic parts of the work to create sound. Thanks to Jamie Clements and Jamie Grier for all their work to make this project possible.

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    • Six Shamanic Concepts


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      My students at the University of Sunshine Coast were intrigued by Prof Marcus Bussey's Six Shamanic Concepts - yet they found it a challenging read and wanted a more accessible bridge to the ideas. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=1784469&show=pdf I promised them that I would interview Marcus and ask him about the idea, in a way that was more directly related to the practice of futures / foresight. The six concepts are a coherent philosophical system for transformation and emancipatory foresight work. The idea include: 1. geophilosophy; 2. rhizome; 3. intercivilisational dialogue; 4. heterotopia; 5. immanence; and 6. hybridity. They draw from broad influences but have anchors in critical theory, post-structuralism, and post colonial development discourse, among many others. Filming and editing in the end proved logistically and technically challenging - as I was a solo interviewer / technician - I had various audio and video issues arise and the editing was dogged by poor software and my own time and skill limitations. But the result is a watchable and a very interesting version of the Six Shamanic Concepts, with some technical rough spots attributed to my own lack of skill. I pushed Marcus to apply his ideas to the practice of foresight, who responded with a rather brilliant explanations of how it applies. He navigates the ideas like a skilled captain amid a sea of heterotopic possibilities.

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      • Blanca Rhizome


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        An excerpt of generative digital video made with Processing that explores the beauty in chaos. Random variables within the gravitational pull and repulsion, endlessly propel a fixed number of particles through a void. The program is designed to be run and projected to create a meditative space. Like the crashing ocean waves, this piece alludes to the soothing turbulence found within a fixed location. The individual seeks to join the collective, only to be expelled. New affiliations bring continued isolation.

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        • A Talk About Different Subjects That I Could Have Talked About.


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          This is the documentation of a performative talk I gave as part of the 6x9 Salon - a platform for people to talk or play music, but for only 9 minutes (or a little more). It is a talk about the potential of the talk.

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          • teaser BOLDNESS ISLAND 1er édition


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            • Seven on Seven 2014: Kate Crawford Keynote


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              Seven on Seven is a conference pairing fourteen artists and technologists in teams of two, to make something new. Following a closed-session collaboration day, the teams unveil their creations in presentations at this public event. A provocative keynote kicks off the day. Join us for a critical and creative afternoon, followed by a social evening. Kate Crawford is a Principal Researcher at MSR, a Visiting Professor at the MIT Center for Civic Media and a Senior Fellow at NYU's Information Law Institute. She researches social, political and cultural practices with media technologies. Her current project is focused on the politics and ethics of big data, for which she recently received a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio fellowship.

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              • LOVE SONG (dans l'orange du matin) Part II


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                "Une des plus populaires des 17827 versions du morceau. Strong Amar Percussions JPP viole de Gambe Nicolas Berbain Absence Pascal Boyer Colonna Machines et chines Tristan Tzara et Antonin Artaud Invités Godmickey et Kinotopie , Masters of Cerf & Momie..."

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                • Emji Spero Performs Almost Any Shit Will Do @ Johansson Projects


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                  EMJI SPERO PERFORMS ALMOST ANY SHIT WILL DO AT JOHANSSON PROJECTS 11 APRIL 2014 EMJI SPERO: Before the performance, Kevin Laird and I had set up a vocal mic, and had taped a contact mic to the ground, running both through a loop pedal and an amp. Once the audience filtered in, I began the reading from the beginning of Almost Any Shit Will Do. This continuity was interrupted when the body of the artist collapsed, striking the ground near the contact mic. I got back up, gathered myself, opened the book at random, and began to read over the looping sound of a body hitting the ground. This pattern—the attempt to read and the interruption by the body’s collapse—continued, building up into a dense thwacking rhythm. I let the cacophony surge, layering certain phrases into the loop while reading. Eventually I lowered myself to the floor and lay facing the ceiling, vocal mic in my mouth, breathing into the loop, drowning out all language. SOUND WORK BY KEVIN LAIRD VIDEO SHOT BY OTIS PIG TRANSCRIPTION BY IVY JOHNSON

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                  • Shana Moulton & Nick Hallett Stage An Opera | "New York Close Up" | Art21


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                    What is your tree? In this film, artist Shana Moulton and composer Nick Hallett collaborate on the opera "Whispering Pines 10"—rehearsing and performing this one-act production at the New Museum of Contemporary Art as part of the Rhizome "New Silent" series. The opera, directed by Elyse Singer, features additional performances from the soprano Daisy Press, voicing the subconscious thoughts of Moulton’s alter-ego Cynthia, and the vocalist Katie Eastburn who plays an environmental activist modeled after Julia “Butterfly” Hill, who famously lived for over two years in a 1,000-year-old California Redwood tree in order to protect it from being cut down. A new take on the operatic form of the monodrama or “mad scene,” the agoraphobic and hypochondriacal Cynthia struggles with her domestic interior—filled with kitschy New Age objects—turning to nature to discover that her life is boundless and full of magic. Drawing on the artist’s own biography for narrative inspiration, Moulton says “I’m presenting my own struggle, my own paranoia or neurosis...this personal, fallible point of view.” Staged in a multimedia virtual environment that compliments the dream-logic of the opera’s narrative, Moulton’s video imagery and wordless movements are synchronized with Hallett’s original score and libretto in a form of dynamic live animation. Originating at The Kitchen in 2010, "Whispering Pines 10" has toured to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, and The Andy Warhol Museum, among other venues. It is currently being developed as an Internet serial drama with support from Creative Capital. Shana Moulton (b. 1976, Oakhurst, California, USA) lives and works in Ridgewood, Queens. Learn more about the artist at: http://www.art21.org/newyorkcloseup/artists/shana-moulton/ CREDITS | "New York Close Up" Created & Produced by: Wesley Miller & Nick Ravich. Editor: Rafael Salazar & Ava Wiland. Cinematography: Rafael Salazar, Andrew David Watson, and Ava Wiland. Sound: Nicholas Lindner & Ava Wiland. Associate Producer: Ian Forster. Design: Crux Studio & Open. Artwork: Shana Moulton. Music & Lyrics: Nick Hallett. Thanks: Max Abeles, Shelley Burgon, Travis Chamberlain, Jeff Cook, Lauren Cornell, Duncan Cutler, Katie Eastburn, Experimental Television Center, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, Craig LeBlang, Bronk Monroe, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, Daisy Press, Rhizome, Adam Rokhsar, Elyse Singer, and Joshua White. An Art21 Workshop Production. © Art21, Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. "New York Close Up" is supported, in part, by The Lambent Foundation; the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; and by individual contributors.

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                    • holy crafty ship I


                      from Carine Santi-Weil / Added

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                      On-purpose lowfi and lowres animation inspired by looping The Cure's Pornography. http://carinesantiweil.com — Carine Santi-Weil, 2014

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