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  • ERKKI HUHTAMO Lectures in Turin, Italy


    Professor Erkki Huhtamo will give an invited lecture in Turin, Italy, at the conference "Present Archives: riflessioni a partire da un fondo di stampe." The title of Huhtamo's talk is "Print Culture as a Media Archaeological Mirror." The conference takes place on Friday, February 22, 2019 at Camera: Centro Italiano per la Fotografia. It is organized by the Cultural Foundation ARTECO with the City of Torino and Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/357068905138874/

  • Jonathan Fletcher Moore, Tuang T, and Miller Klitsner OPC

    You are invited to an exclusive art event!
    February 23d | 6-10PM
    Autobodies and other human factors
    Space is Limited. Please RSVP to openplancollective@gmail.com

    Open Plan Collective Presents:
    (Jonathan Fletcher Moore, Tuang T, and Miller Klitsner)

    An exclusive one-night only art exhibition that explores the collective mythology and culture of driving in LA.

    In a city where your body gains autonomy only through connection to your car, we present a series of works that examine how we project identity, thoughts, and emotions through moving vehicles.

    Featuring twitch streamed parking battles, interactive ride share experiences, live performance, modified power wheels, kinetic sculpture, video, animation, and animatronic works.


    WHERE
    2500 N. San Fernando Road
    Los Angels, CA 90065

    HOW
    Bike, Bus, Train, Uber, Lyft, Street Parking

    About the Event
    Autobodies draws meaning out of the faceless dance of a merge in rush hour, the muted violence of swiping a parking spot, and the meditation of a long road trip. In a city where your body gains autonomy only through connection to your car, we present a series of works that examine how we project identity, thoughts, and emotions through moving vehicles.

    Who We Are
    Autobodies is a show featuring works from artists Miller Klitsner, Keith Allyn Spencer, Theo Triantafyllidis, Isla Hansen, Tucker Marder, Jonathan Fletcher Moore, Kristin McWharter, Jack Turpin, Eric Fanghanel, Tuang T, Will Wharton, Joaquin Barlow, and Shin Fujita.

    Collectively their work has been written about by Artillery, Neural.It and Artforum magazines; exhibited at Prix Ars Electronica, The Venice Bienalle, Walt-Disney Concert Hall, The Hammer Museum, Galeria De Arte Mexicano, Columbus Museum of Art, MoCA Cleveland, 2017 Athens Biennale, NWRW Forum in Dusseldorf, Sargent’s Daughters, and Young Projects. They are recipients of generous support from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, The Studio for Creative Inquiry and the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape award.

    About OPC
    Open Plan Collective is an artist run organization intended to advance Angeleno’s access to cutting edge public art and immersive experiences from Los Angeles based Artists. It was created by former UCLA MFA graduates Jonathan Fletcher Moore and Tuangkamol Thongborisute as an artist run collective and exhibition space.











  • VICTORIA VESNA et al: From HACKING to FACT CHECKING: Artistic Strategies in a Post-Factual Era

    Gerfried Stocker, director of Ars Electronica (AE), and DMA Professor, director of the UCLA Art Sci Center, and AE jury member, Victoria Vesna present a selection of prize-winning projects from AE and discuss how artistic strategies for responding to political and societal malfeasance have changed with the massive erosion of traditional media and information hierarchies. The question now is, What are the new avenues for artists working with media, and how can they play a role to offset attacks on truth and fact?

    February 26th, 7pm

    MoMA NY
    11 W 53rd st, NY NY 10019

    https://www.moma.org/calendar/events/5187

    https://www.moma.org/calendar/events/5187

  • TIFFANY TRENDA and ERKKI HUHTAMO Panelists at the Startup Art Fair L.A.

    Tiffany Trenda and Erkki Huhtamo Panelists at the Startup Art Fair L.A.

    Performance Artist Tiffany Trenda along with Erkki Huhtamo (Professor at UCLA Design & Media Arts) and Rex Bruce (Los Angeles Center for Digital Art), will discuss collecting and archiving technology based artwork at the Startup Art Fair Los Angeles 2019. The panel covers new processes and techniques (VR, AR, Sensory-based interactive systems, 3D printing processes, blockchain, etc.) and explores how the work will impact the future of art collecting and archiving and what is going to happen in the next 100 years. The panel Collecting and Archiving the Future takes place Sunday, February 17, at 1pm.

    For location and visit details, see:

    https://www.startupartfair.com/la-2019-programming/

  • ERKKI HUHTAMO Featured in CityTV Santa Monica Channel 16's ~wave~ Episode 6: Camera Obscura

    Erkki Huhtamo Featured in CityTV Santa Monica Channel 16's ~wave~ Episode 6: Camera Obscura

    If you love cameras, making films and learning about film history, catch CityTV’s sixth “wave” episode. Now in its 120th year, The Camera Obscura is one of Santa Monica’s historic gems. It began as a curiosity and is a key site in pre-cinematic history. Its building is also home to the Camera Obscura Art Lab; a bustling hive of cultural activity, with an Artist Residency program, community events and more. This episode features resident filmmakers, Echo Park Film Collective, cultural producer Naomi Okuyama, and Media Archaeologist and UCLA Professor Erkki Huhtamo who share with us the joy of looking!

    You can view the episode at:

    https://youtu.be/pdpBEOCwrN4

    https://youtu.be/pdpBEOCwrN4

  • ERKKI HUHTAMO Lectures at a Whitney Museum of American Art Event, New York City

    Professor Erkki Huhtamo will speak in a panel discussion organized in conjunction with the Whitney Museum of American Art's Exhibition Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965-2018. The panel considers histories of technological art that help us to understand our present moment.

    The event will take place at The New School: The Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 7pm.

    https://whitney.org/events/histories-of-the-digital-now

  • AUTOBODIES AND OTHER HUMAN FACTORS - DMA ALUMNI

    I would like to personally invite you to a special preview showing of Autobodies, on Februray 23rd from 6-10PM, and ask you to spread the news to our cohort, friends, and professors at UCLA. This is a one night performance based event featuring works from a lot of people you may know! We would love to see you and help us test and hone-in our first art event!

    Space is limited, so please RSVP! We will have beer and wine!

    RSVP: openplancollective@gmail.com
    WHEN: February 23, 2017, 6-10PM
    WHERE: 2500 N San Fernando Road, Los Angeles, CA 90065
    HOW: Rideshare, Bike, Public Transit, Street Parking

    Please check out our details below:

    WHO WE ARE:
    Autobodies is an art show featuring works from artists Miller Klitsner, Theo Triantafyllidis, IslaHansen, Tucker Marder, Jonathan Fletcher Moore, Kristin McWharter, Jack Turpin, EricFanghanel, Tuang T, Will Wharton, Joaquin Barlow, and Shin Fujita.
    Collectively their work has been written about by Artillery, Neural.It and Artforum magazines; exhibited at Prix Ars Electronica, The Venice Bienalle, Walt-Disney Concert Hall, The Hammer Museum, Galeria De Arte Mexicano, Columbus Museum of Art, MoCA Cleveland, 2017 Athens Biennale, NWRW Forum in Dusseldorf, Sargent’s Daughters, and Young Projects. They are recipients of generous support from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, The Studio for Creative Inquiry and the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape award.

    EVENT DESCRIPTION:
    Open Plan Collective (OPC) presents Autobodies, a one night art experience that explores the collective mythology and culture of driving in LA.
    Autobodies draws meaning out of the faceless dance of a merge in rush hour, the muted violence of swiping a parking spot, and the meditation of a long road trip. In a city where your body gains autonomy only through connection to your car, we present a series of works that examine how we project identity, thoughts, and emotions through moving vehicles. Featuring interactive ride share experiences, twitch streamed parking battles, live performance, modified power wheels, kinetic sculpture and animatronics.

    ABOUT OPC:
    Open Plan Collective is an artist run organization intended to advance Angeleno’s access to cutting edge public art and immersive experiences from Los Angeles based Artists. It was created by former UCLA MFA graduates Jonathan Fletcher Moore and Tuangkamol Thongborisute as an artist run collective and exhibition space.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/377991439600583/

  • CARLOS GARCIA - Complex Movements announced as 2019 United States Artists (USA) Fellows in Theater & Performance.

    United States Artists (USA) is thrilled to announce its 2019 USA Fellows. This year, 45 artists and collectives working across disciplines will each receive an unrestricted $50,000 cash award.

    Theater & Performance
    Charlotte Brathwaite—Director—New York, NY
    CARLOS GARCIA - Complex Movements—Installation & Performance Collective—Detroit, MI
    Rashida Bumbray—Choreographer & Performer—Brooklyn, NY
    Teo Castellanos—Theater Artist—Miami, FL
    Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig—Dramatist—Santa Barbara, CA
    Kaneza Schaal—Theater Artist—Brooklyn, NY

    https://www.unitedstatesartists.org/fellow/complex-movements

  • Ursa Minor by Gareth Walsh at Media Arts Nexus, Singapore

    Ursa Minor by Gareth Walsh at Media Arts Nexus, Singapore
    January 28th, 2019 - February 11th, 2019
    Media Arts Nexus
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    North Spine Plaza NTU


    http://mediaartnexus.com/

  • KATE PARSONS FEMMEBIT FUNDRAISER

    FEMMEBIT FUNDRAISER -on Thursday, January 24, 2019
    7-10pm at NAVEL
    1611 S Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

    FEMMEBIT • SUPPORT • RSVP • 10$ Suggested Donation


    2019 marks the second edition of FEMMEBIT!
    A triennial festival uniting an all-female roster of video artists based in Los Angeles, FEMMEBIT spans screenings, live broadcasts of panels and workshops, AR/VR exhibits and more. With your support, FEMMEBIT returns this March to celebrate Women's Month!

    Uniting over 40 artists with the inaugural FEMMEBIT, we share and participate in our commitment to leveraging the power of art and activism to affect dialogue and change. Your presence and support allows us to sustain our commitment to representing women in the arts, to presenting exhibitions cultivating new genres, and to celebrating the artists who share the city we call home.

    FEMMEBIT articulates a fluid medium by accelerating an accessible platform in a time when we should expect nothing less than gender balance. Aiming to guide and galvanize continuous collective action, FEMMEBIT's focus highlights how women working with and between technologies enable progressive ideas through active creation; and how we must work together to shape, share, and grow a future that recognizes the female voice.
    ________________________________________
    Join us on January 24th for a screening of works by:
    Alex Brown, Alex Pelly, Amanda Joy, Amanda Siegel, Ann Hirsch, Annapurna Kumar, Dahn Gim, Candace Reckinger, Casey Kauffmann, Claire Evans, Claire Marie Vogel, Danielle Parsons, Eileen Cowin, Eva Aguila, Giselle Zatonyl, Isabelle Albuquerque, Jacquelyn London, Jane Mi, Jeanette Bonds, Jeepneys, Jenny Sayaka Nono, JJ Stratford, Julie Weitz, Julieta Gil, Kate Hollenbach, Kate Parsons, Kim Ye, Kriz Tonian, Kyttenjanae, Laura Darlington, Maria Lynch, Mitra Saboury, Petra Cortright, Rachel Mason, Sam Vernon, Sarah Manuwal, Sarah Zucker, Selwa Sweidan, Suzy Poling, Institute for New Feeling, Veronique d'Entremont, and more...

    -AND-

    Music and performance by Maria Gonima a.k.a. Oonceoonce (Perpetual Dawn)

    -AND-

    shop a one-night-only artist pop-up with limited editions and merchandise from:
    Alex Brown, Claire Evans, JJ Stratford, Kim Ye, Veronique d'Entremont, Sarah Manuwal, Suzy Poling and more...
    featuring:
    ***Limited Edition Femmebit posters by Mark Allen (Machine Project)***
    ________________________________________
    Can't make it IRL? Support us from anywhere!
    DONATE TO FEMMEBIT
    ...plus all donations are tax-deductible.

    Interested in making it happen? Get involved and stay current, visit:
    FEMMEBIT'S NEW WEBSITE
    ________________________________________
    Organized by Sharsten Plenge (WOAH), Kate Parsons (FLOAT), Janna Avner, Eva Aguila (Coaxial Arts Foundation), Dahn Gim and Richelle Gribble. For press inquiries contact: sharsten@woahis.us



  • VICTORIA VESNA - Noise Aquarium Winner of Raw Science Film Festival

    NOISE AQUARIUM WINS the Raw Science Film Festival

    Industry Award for Best Mixed Reality Media Art Installation

    Noise Aquarium
    Current studies show the destructive power of underwater noise on large marine life with shocking examples of stranded whales and dolphins. However, almost nothing is known about the possible impact on the marvelous microscopic organisms such as the plankton, and addition of micro plastics further compromises the ecological balance. Noise Aquarium utilizes 3D-scans of these micro creatures obtained with unique scientific imaging techniques immersing the audience in a 3D ‘aquarium’ of diverse planktons projected as large as whales. Participants create destructive visual and audio noise by their presence alone as we are all implicated by our inaction.

    COLLABORATIVE TEAM

    Victoria Vesna lead artist
    UCLA Art|Sci Center | Design Media Arts | California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI)

    Alfred Vendl director
    Science Visualization Lab – at Digital Arts department, University of Applied Arts Vienna

    Martina Fröschl animation
    Science Visualization Lab – at Digital Arts department, University of Applied Arts Vienna

    Glenneroo programming
    United Motion Labs

    Stephan Handschuh
    VetCore-Facility for Research, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna

    Thomas Schwaha
    Department of Integrative Zoology, University of Vienna




    http://www.rawsciencefilmfestival.tv http://www.noiseaquarium.com

  • UCLA Design Media Arts announces Open Call for Papers For the First Issue of X Journal

    CALL FOR PAPERS X JOURNAL’S ISSUE #1: “FLAT” DUE: APRIL 1

    For every mountain, a prairie; for every boss, a worker; for every server, a peer; for every body, a screen. Nearly every sector of our lives has a continuum with one end marked, if only through analogy, as flat. The list of the not-flat is nearly endless—sharp, bumpy, irregular, striated, hierarchical, shallow, unbalanced, dynamic, askew, lumpy. These terms play out in discussions about the distributed web and the future of the internet, best practices in interface design, the organization of political movements and companies, and our lived experience with a ubiquity of two dimensional screens. For thinkers like Hiroki Azuma, the flat (or hyperflat as he would have it) refers “to a characteristic that is thoroughly planar and yet transcends the plane. The hyperflat world, represented by the computer screen, is flat and at the same time lines up what exists beyond it in a parallel layer.” While for some, the flat is a paradise, a goal towards which we ought to strive, for others it represents everything that could go wrong. Either way, flat is always an absolute, always an extreme. The journal’s inaugural issue, Flat, will unpack these associations and ask how and where flatness lies in our world, functionally or dysfunctionally, shaping (or is it unshaping?) everything from visual culture, to politics, economics, and technological topologies.

    What does it mean to be Flat? What is the not-flat? How flat is too flat? Where do the flat and the not-flat collide? What are the political expressions of flatness? How does flatness inform and influence design and art in both a contemporary and art historical context? What technological structures and forms of media question, deploy, ignore, or take advantage of flatness, and to what ends?

    We invite proposals that specifically, broadly, or abstractly, address the theme of “flat.” All submissions must be received by April 1st.

    The following types of original, new or previously published writing are welcome: works of theory, criticism, scholarly research, interviews, and reviews of or relating to the intersection of visual and conceptual art, technology, and/or media. Works of fiction and poetry will also be considered, but will not be the majority of accepted content. The following content types and corresponding word lengths are recommended:

    Short Critical Essays - 1200 - 1500 words
    Long Form Feature - 2500 - 10,000 words
    Column / interview / review - under 1200 words

    Other content types may be accepted. Direct questions to designmediaarts@ucla.edu with subject line “JOURNAL INQUIRY”

    Final Submissions Due April 1 should include:

    Abstract (100 - 500 words)
    Full plain text document (.rtf, .doc, .html, or google doc are preferred)
    Author’s CV
    Links to author’s site or other published relevant works
    Any useful supporting images / media

    Timeline:
    April 1 — All papers / texts / projects due
    April 1 — Any Proposals for experimental (web-based) forms due
    Mid April — Applicants will be notified of inclusion
    Mid April — [Supplementary artworks will be commissioned]
    May 1 — Final editions / corrected versions of works must be submitted, ready for web
    Late May / Early June — Publication

    Past publication or experience is not required.
    URL, journal platform, and submission platform coming soon
    Submissions may be sent to designmediaarts@ucla.edu with subject line “JOURNAL SUBMISSION”

    ABOUT X JOURNAL X is a platform for theoretical and critical texts, interviews, reviews, projects, and experiments that engage with contemporary conversations surrounding emerging media in the arts. X is open to submissions of writing, images, video, interactive works, and almost any possible form of web-based content from writers, artists, and thinkers around the world. Please see open calls for specific information about what themes and media we are accepting at this time. Contributors to X include theorists, technologists, and artists from the UCLA community, the greater Los Angeles area, and beyond. At this time, X publishes content online in both a themed issue and on a rolling basis and prints one physical publication a year. X is designed, curated, and produced by faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates from UCLA’s department of Design Media Arts.

  • AHMED EL SHAER's work "Crossover", at Museum of Moving Image NYC

    Hybrid spaces
    Crossover (the Scene)

    Exploring hybrid spaces that have been created through strategy games which reflect the
    relationships between the virtual and physical world. In these spaces, you have the opportunity to explore a different world or create your own with tools available within this space.

    This is how the controversy ended over how novelist Jules Verne extraordinary journeys were the end of its era, where it was said that it was no longer possible to travel to unknown places on earth. In “other spaces” man became wandering with space-time scenarios of different and unusual premise in the virtual worlds or redesigning the place with the concept of hybrid spaces in the virtual world but in reality.

    The project came through walking around the sites and places that got the trait of the hybrid space with the same hypothesis and tools of these spaces in the virtual world of strategy games in which I found several points that have this particular trait. The starting point was a refugee camp in Calais, northwestern France and the site of the Atlantic Wall in Dunkirk. The first part of the project has been carried out in France and the second part in Cairo.

    http://www.movingimage.us/

  • THEO TRIANTAFYLLIDIS in MOUSSE MAGAZINE

    There is the documentation of “Be Water Again” at koraï space, Nicosia a group show curated by Panos Giannikopoulos & Theodoulos Polyviou published by Mousse Magazine.

    http://moussemagazine.it/water-korai-nicosia-2018-2019/

  • THEO TRIANTAFYLLIDIS Self Protrait (Interior) part of group show at Elevator Mondays

    Self Portrait (Interior) is part of the group show PSYCHENETICS: Beyond The Great Filter at ELEVATOR MONDAYS which opens Monday, January 21, 7-10pm.

    https://elevatormondays.com/

  • THEO TRIANTAFYLLIDIS in Studio Visit part of CUBE's 'Virtual Natives – Sculpture'

    Studio Visit, is part of CUBE's inaugural exhibition 'Virtual Natives – Sculpture'. An intimate studio visit with ork-theo in VR can be experienced at Roehrs & Boetsch Gallery in Zurich, January 17th - March 2nd.

    http://www.roehrsboetsch.com/exhibitions/detail/cube-virtual-natives-sculpture/about/

  • THEO TRIANTAFYLLIDIS work Staphyloculus, presented at the Zabludowicz Collection in London

    Staphyloculus, is presented at the Zabludowicz Collection in London, in the 360: VR Room, a space dedicated to showcasing Virtual Reality artworks in their ideal format. The opening is tomorrow January 17th, 6-9pm. Through February 24.

    https://www.zabludowiczcollection.com/exhibitions/view/360-theo-triantafyllidis

  • JOHANNA HEDVA in conversation about her book ON HELL

    Asher Hartman and I are in conversation about On Hell, at Skylight Books, Saturday, January 26, 5pm. 1818 North Vermont Ave, LA, CA 90027.

  • LAUREN McCARTHY receives 2019 Creative Capital Award

    This year’s 50 projects by 58 individual artists were drawn from a pool of more than 5,200 applications. The projects which earned 2019 Creative Capital Awards are based in 15 different states and territories, from New York to California, Puerto Rico to Washington. Over 60 percent of the artists identify as women, and 77 percent as people of color. They span a range of genres, including literature, performance, the visual arts, moving image, technology, and socially engaged art, but what they all share in common is a conviction in the power of art and the importance of pushing boundaries.


    https://creative-capital.org/2019/01/11/announcing-the-2019-creative-capital-awards/

  • NEIL MENDOZA'S "Fish Hammer", is the Grand Prize winner of the YOUFAB Global Creative Awards

    We are thrilled to announce the 16 Winners of the YouFab Global Creative Awards 2018. This year's winners were selected from 158 works from 32 countries.

    The Winning Works will be displayed at kudan house (Tokyo) from February 17th to February 24th, 2019.

    Fish Hammer
    By Neil Mendoza
    United States

    The goldfish swims around the aquarium, unaware of the sensor above which is communicating its movement to the hammer outside. The fish moves and the hammer crashes down on the miniature furniture outside. This work raises questions related to the influence of humans on the ecosystem.

    https://www.youfab.info/2018/winners.html

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