Terna 02 Prize: finalists announced

October 16, 2009 § Leave a comment

Italian:
85 finalisti creativi su ambiente e futuro.
Più qualità e tecniche realizzative

Roma, 16 ottobre 2009 – Sono 85 le opere finaliste del Premio Terna 02, tra gli oltre 3.500 partecipanti. Una moltitudine creativa che rappresenta la punta di diamante della fantasia sul tema dell’ambiente e del futuro. Al fianco dei 45 maestri della categoria Terawatt che hanno partecipato a questa seconda edizione, hanno superato la selezione 30 opere scelte tra quelle degli artisti under 35 (Gigawatt), 30 tra quelle degli over 35 (Megawatt) e 25 tra quanti hanno concorso nella nuova categoria Connectivity, dedicata agli artisti che operano stabilmente a New York City.

Le opere finaliste saranno pubblicate nel catalogo bilingue del Premio Terna 02 e saranno valutate dalla Giuria che decreterà tre vincitori per le categorie Megawatt, Gigawatt e Connectivity, oltre al vincitore unico per la categoria Terawatt. Anche il Comitato Galleristi esprimerà due preferenze tra i selezionati.

Tra le opere molte fotografie, ma anche pittura, light box, still video e nuove tecniche di realizzazione pittorica.
Dal punto di vista geografico, il Lazio con 15 finalisti su 60, pari al 23% del totale, si piazza in testa alla classifica delle regioni con maggior numero di artisti selezionati, seguita dalla Lombardia con 9 e dalla Toscana con 7. Buon risultato anche per l’Emilia Romagna e la Campania che concorrono con 4 finalisti ciascuna. Rappresentate anche Sardegna, Marche, Abruzzo,  Puglia, Piemonte, Trentino e Umbria.

Tra i finalisti, sono 55 gli artisti che hanno partecipato al Premio per la prima volta, mentre 30 avevano concorso con un’opera anche all’edizione 2008.

“Gli artisti arrivati in finale sono lo specchio fedele del presente artistico, di quello che accade nella realtà quotidiana delle gallerie e dei musei. Il profilo qualitativo dei finalisti, nella media, è stato sinonimo di buone capacità nella costruzione tecnico-formale e concettuale del lavoro. Da rilevare, la grande aderenza al tema, indicativa del fatto che i partecipanti hanno capito il senso del Premio”, concordano i curatori Gianluca Marziani e Cristiana Collu.
Il 22 ottobre, la Giuria, presieduta da Flavio Cattaneo e Luigi Roth, Amministratore Delegato e Presidente di Terna, e composta dai curatori Gianluca Marziani e Cristiana Collu, da Massimiliano Fuksas, Matthew Higgs, Luigi Ontani, Giuseppe Piccioni, Marco Senaldi, Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Vicente Todolì, si riunirà per decretare i vincitori.

Anche il Comitato dei Galleristi valuterà i finalisti scegliendo due opere tra i Megawatt e i Gigawatt. Il Comitato è composto da Francesco Cascino, Paolo Curti, Galleria Curti e Gambuzzi (Milano), Alberto Peola, Galleria Alberto Peola (Torino), Hélène De Franchis, Galleria Studio La Città (Verona),  Laura Trisorio, Galleria Trisorio (Napoli), Marina Covi Celli, Galleria Oredaria (Roma).

Fino alle ore 18.00 del 20 ottobre, anche il pubblico potrà votare il proprio artista preferito tra gli oltre 3.500 iscritti attraverso http://www.premioterna.com e concorrere all’assegnazione del premio online. Con oltre 80mila voti già espressi sul web, la rete si conferma uno dei grandi protagonisti del Premio Terna 02.

I FINALISTI

Significativa la partecipazione dei Terawatt: 45 maestri dell’arte contemporanea, Claudio Abate, Roberto Baldazzini, Gianfranco Baruchello, Matteo Basilé, Gianni Berengo Gardin, Antonio Biasucci, Andrea Branzi, Brigataes, Giacomo Costa, Mario Cresci, Michele De Lucchi, Alberto Di Fabio, Chiara Dynys, Pablo Echaurren, Flavio Favelli, Marco Ferreri, Giosetta Fioroni, Franco Fontana, Stefania Galegati Shines, Daniele Galliano, Alberto Garutti, Paolo Gioli, Giulio Iacchetti, Armin Linke, Renato Mambor, Gino Marotta, Masbedo, Luciana Matalon, Davide Nido, Fabio Novembre, Adrian Paci, Luca Pancrazzi, Luca Maria Patella, Dino Pedriali, Gaetano Pesce, Pino Pinelli, Cristiano Pintaldi, Alfredo Pirri, Paola Pivi, Andrea Sala, Studio Azzurro, Adrian Tranquilli, Paolo Ulian, Cesare Viel, G. Massimo Vitali.

Categoria Megawatt, over 35: Andrea Aquilanti, Elena Arzuffi, Emanuele Becheri, Giuseppe Bernabei, Davide Bertocchi, Sergio Bonino, Antonello Bulgini, Stefano Cagol, Giusy Calia, David Casini, Stefano Cerio, Alessandro Cidda, Enrico Corte, Arnold Mario Dall’O, Giancarlo Dell’Antonia, Ciriaca+Erre, Mauro Folci, Anna Fusco, Marina Gasparini, Lucia Lamberti, Lorenza Lucchi Basili, Raffaela Mariniello, Paolo Meoni, Matteo Montani, Marco Neri, Gianni Nieddu, Simone Racheli, Edoardo Romagnoli, Andrea Silicati, Marcella Vanzo.

Categoria Gigawatt, under 35: Sara Renzetti e Antonello Serra, Simone Bergantini, Gabriele Bonato, Stefano Canto, Fabrizio Carotti, Raffaella Crispino, Gilberto De Berardis, Roberto De Paolis, Valentina Dé Mathà, Sabine Delafon, Giulio Delvè, Sandro Di Camillo, Tamara Ferioli, Oliviero Fermariello, Michele Giangrande, J&PEG (Antonio Managò e Simone Zecubi), Marco Lampis, Matteo Tommaso Petri e Luciano Paselli, Marianna Masciolini, Piero Mezzabotta, Andrea Nacciarriti, Barbara Nati, Cristiana Palandri, Massimiliano Pelletti, Manuel Perna, Gianni Politi, Matteo Sanna, Laura Santamaria, Alia Scalvini, Alessandro Scarabello.

Categoria Connectivity New York: Jonas Bal Äianas, Davide Balliano,Andrea Bianconi, Amanda Church, Jonathan Feldschuh, Pamela Giaroli, Maeen Hasan, Javier Infantes, Shuyuan Kao, Derek Larson , Lily & Honglei Li, Caitlin Masley, Dato Mio, Matteo Norzi, Patrizia Novello, Luca Pizzaroni, Naomi Reis, Giada Ripa, Francesco Simeti,Todd Stone, Josh Tonsfeldt, Shen Wei, Priska Wenger, Suhee Wooh, Ted Zourntos.

http://www.premioterna.com

English (google translator):

85 finalists creative environment and future.
Better quality and technically feasible

Rome, 16 October 2009 – There are 85 finalists of the Award Terna 02, among more than 3,500 participants. A creative crowd is the spearhead of imagination on the environment and the future. At the side of the 45 teachers of the class Terawatt who participated in this second edition, 30 works have passed the selection of artists chosen from among those under 35 (gigawatts) of 30 among those over 35 (MW) and 25 among those who have contributed to the new Connectivity category, devoted to artists who work permanently in New York City.

The finalists will be published in bilingual catalog Prize Terna 02 and will be evaluated by the jury that will decide the three winners for the categories Megawatt, Gigawatt and Connectivity, in addition to winning the single category Terawatt. The Committee auctions express preferences between the two selected.

Among the works many photographs, but also paintings, light boxes, still video and new techniques of pictorial means.
From the geographical point of view, Lazio with 15 finalists out of 60, or 23% of the total and square topped the list of regions with highest number of selected artists, followed by 9 from Lombardy and Tuscany with 7. Good result for the Emilia Romagna and Campania competing with 4 finalists each. Also represented Sardinia, Marche, Abruzzo, Puglia, Piedmont, Trentino and Umbria.

Among the finalists are 55 artists who participated in the prize for the first time, while 30 had competed in the 2008 edition with a work also.

“The artists arrived in the final are the faithful mirror of this art, of what happens in the daily reality of galleries and museums. Profile of quality of the finalists in the media, has been synonymous with good technical skills in building formal and conceptual work. To note, the great adherence to the theme, indicating that the participants understood the meaning of the Prize “, the editors agree, Cristiana Collu Gianluca Marziani.
On 22 October the jury, chaired by Flavio Cattaneo and Luigi Roth, CEO and Chairman of Terna, and composed of curators, Cristiana Collu Gianluca Marziani, by Massimiliano Fuksas, Matthew Higgs, Louis Alders, Giuseppe Piccioni, Marco Senaldi, Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Vicente Todoli, will meet for the winners.

The Committee will evaluate the finalists of the gallery by choosing between the two works Megawatts and Gigawatts. The Committee is composed by Francesco Cascino, Paolo Curti, Curti and Gambuzzi Gallery (Milan), Alberto Peola, Galleria Alberto Peola (Turin), Hélène de Franchis, Gallery Studio La Città (Verona), Laura Trisorio, Trisorio Gallery (Naples), Covi Marina Celli, Oredaria Gallery (Roma).

Until 18.00 on October 20, the audience can vote on their favorite artists among the more than 3,500 members across http://www.premioterna.com and compete for the prize online. With over 80 thousand votes already cast on the web, the network confirms one of the great protagonists of the Premio Terna 02.

THE FINALISTS

Meaningful participation Terawatt: 45 masters of contemporary art, Claudio Abate, Roberto Baldazzini Gianfranco Baruchello, Basilé Matthew Gianni Berengo Gardin, Antonio Biasucci, Andrea Branzi, Brigataes, Giacomo Costa, Mario Cresci, Michele De Lucchi, Alberto Di Fabio Clare Dynys, Pablo Echaurren, Flavio Favelli, Marco Ferreri, Giosetta Fioroni, Franco Fontana, Stefania Galegati Shines, Daniele Galliano, Garutti, Paul Gioli, Giulio Iacchetti, Armin Linke, Renato Mambor, Gino Marotta, Masbedo, Luciana Matalon, David Nido, Fabio Novembre, Adrian Paci, Luca Pancrazzi, Luca Maria Patella, Dino Pedriali, Gaetano Pesce, Pino Pinelli, Cristiano Pintaldi, Alfredo Pirri, Paola Pivi, Andrea Hall, Studio Azzurro, Adrian Tranquilli, Paul Ulian, Cesare Viel, G. Massimo Vitali.

Category megawatts, over 35: Andrea Aquilanti, Elena Arzuffi, Emanuele Becher, Joseph Bernabei, Davide Bertocchi, Sergio Bonino, Antonello Bulgin, Cagol, Giusy Calia, David Casini, Stefano Cerio Alessandro Cidda Henry Court, Arnold Mario Dall’O , Giancarlo Dell’Antonio, Ciriaco + Erre, Mauro Fulk, Anna Fusco, Marina Gasparini, Lucia Lamberti, Lorenza Lucchi Basili, Raffaela Mariniello, Paul Meoni, Matteo Montani, Marco Blacks, Gianni Nieddu, Simone Racheli, Edward Romagnoli, Andrea silicates, Marcella Vanzo.

Gigawatt category, under 35: Sara Renzetti and Antonella Serra, Simone Bergantino, Gabriele Bonato, Stephen Canto, Fabrizio Carotti, Raffaella Crispino, Gilberto De Berardis, Roberto De Paolis, Valentina Matha, Sabine Delafon, Giulio Delve, Sandro Di Camillo, Tamara Ferioli, Oliviero Fermariello, Michele Giangrande, J & PEG (Antonio Manage and Simone Zecubi), Marco Lampis, Matthew Thomas Petri and Luciano Paselli, Marianna Masciolini, Mezzabotta Piero, Andrea Nacciarriti, Barbara births, Cristiana Palandri, Massimiliano Pelletti, Manuel Perna, Gianni Politi Matteo Sanna, Laura Santamaria, Alia Scalvini, Alessandro Scarabello.

New Category Connectivity New York: Jonas Äianas Bal, David Ball, Andrea Bianconi, Amanda Church, Jonathan Feldschuh, Pamela Giaroli, Maeena Hasan, Javier Infantes, Shuyuan Kao, Derek Larson, Lily & Honglei Li, Caitlin Masley, Dato Mio, Matthew Norzi, Patrizia Novello, Luca Pizzaroni, Naomi Reis, Giada Ripa, Francesco Simeti, Todd Stone, Josh Tonsfeldt, Shen Wei, Priska Wenger, Suhe wooh, Ted Zourntos.

more info:

http://www.premioterna.com

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Research Project: New Media Art in China

May 27, 2009 § Leave a comment

Project by new media artist collective Lily & Honglei, commissioned by DSL Cyber MoCA

  • What is the current state of new media art in China?
  • What do Chinese new media artists focus on? how do their focuses differentiate from those of western new media artists? and why?
  • New media have been widely prevailing and influencing varied aspects of Chinese people’s live. Internet and mobile devices have been forming political and cultural impact on China’s society during the recent years. Does new media art in China reflect those influences? and what roles Chinese new media artists have been playing? and why?
  • What is the relationship between “Chinese contemporary art” and “new media art”? is there a division/gap between them or the authors?
  • How about the Chinese new media artists working abroad? what influences have they done to China? or what they haven’t done?
  • What is the status of China’s new media art organization? what is the finding when comparing with the counterpart in other countries?Lily & Honglei, new media art in China, Chinese new media artist, Chinese contemporary artist
  • Most importantly, in the contexts of globalized culture and information age, what potential do Chinese new media artist have? are they interacting with the international intellectual communities in a meaningful way? and what challenges are they facing?

We are looking into the development of new media art in China since the earlier period, collecting related information and sorting out the complex clues for possible answers. Meanwhile we emphasize that this research focuses on visual arts and its influence on humanity, examines new media art history of art in context.

 

Instruction for Visiting DSL Cyber MOCA

March 17, 2009 § Leave a comment

go to DSL Cyber MoCA website

(If you are already a Second Life user, please start from Step 3)

Step 1.

Register a free Second Life (SL) account with this link:

https://join.secondlife.com/

Step 2.

Download and install Second Life software (as instructed in the Registration or with the link below)

http://secondlife.com/support/downloads.php

Step 3.

Link to DSL Cyber MoCA: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Uqbar/250/196/15/?title=DSL%20Cyber%20MoCA

Click on the image below to open the page, then click the “Teleport” button.

cyber moca "teleport" page

Step 4.

Log in SL with your user name and password.

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Step 5. Once logged in, you will find yourself is in front of DSL Cyber MOCA –

Entrance

As advised, click on the sign, the Location Menu (in the red circle) will pop up. Select any gallery you wish to visit.

entrance of Cyber MOCA
(click to enlarge) choose gallery from Location Menu

Galleries

Artworks in DSL Collection of Chinese contemporary art are on view in 4 galleries : Photography Gallery, Painting & Print Gallery, Installation Gallery and  New Media Gallery. Similar to  using any computer game’s interface, by controlling the movement of  “avatar”  (representation of oneself in SL ), one can walk even “fly” around to see the exhibits in DSL Cyber MOCA. Alternately, a device called “Teleporter”( in the red circle) is provided for navigating from one gallery to another –

(click to enlarge) "Teleporter" - navigation device
(click to enlarge) use “Teleporter” to navigate
Photography Gallery
(click to enlarge) Photography Gallery
(click to enlarge) an "avatar" viewing in Installation Gallery
(click to enlarge) an “avatar” in Installation Gallery
(click to enlarge) New Media Gallery
(click to enlarge) New Media Gallery

have an immersive experience of contemporary art studies

in DSL Cyber Museum of Contemporary Art

For questions, please contact:

In Second Life: Lily Jun

Email: dslcybermoca@lilyhonglei.com

“Land of Illusion” by Lily & Honglei (杨熙瑛, 李宏磊)

March 17, 2009 § 2 Comments

Since being launched in 2007, virtual installations, multimedia presentations and online performances have been launched in “Land of Illusion.”  Artists Lily & Honglei (杨熙瑛, 李宏磊)aim to make the virtual world a space developing new art forms, experimenting  new media  as vehicles conveying rich cultural meanings, especially exploring the relationship between aesthetic traditions and digital arts. 

“Land of Illusion” Virtual Construction (also view video): the large-scaled virtual installation in Second Life includes following five major constructions.

Grand View Garden

(eastern section)

land-of-illusion

The riotous and lonely garden once merely existed in our silent imagination… It’s disassociated, drifting in-between the history and trend, traditions and identities, yet always persisting in inherent dream and childhood recollection. Such inextinguishable inner existence, like an eye, is gazing at all occurrences, the vicissitude, the struggle with losses, then passing through the dust and fog, until met the fellow traveler…

Red Chamber Courtyard

(central section)

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How many years, this garden has been alive in our mind and body, despite thrive or deterioration, grows in the samsara, finally extends to the cyberspace, reaches the edge of physical reality…

Great Firewall

(western section)

Lily & Honglei - China new media art

…it has been opened widely, becomes a shareable dreamland with ocean and sky for gaming, meditating and lamenting. Step by step, we are establishing “Land of Illusion,” which achieves cultural reflection through Chinese art tradition, especially the folk art expressions, while Second Life multi-user virtual environment increases its social function significantly.

Crystal Palace

(underwater section)

underwatercity

Here, we use the ancient language to narrate today’s story. It is an extended dream of being a real individual, and bridging ancestors’ spirit and the deepest self …

Heavenly Palace

(upper section)

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“Land of Illusion” is also a paradise of gamers, staying away from material reality, waiting for brave visionary’s visit. The game is fun, simple, innovative, and uncompromising. With given rules, one needs to found rather than chasing. Discovering, preserving and promoting cultural tradition, the profoundness is beyond the impetuous development. We are not short on value, but tend to get lost in the social transformations. Yet being solitude and rethinking perhaps appear unbearable. To maintain the independent thought and free expression as a human, we need to build our community with members participating this creative game. The Internet time and digital reality have made the promise to fulfill the dream.

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Net-art & Cultural Studies:  “Land of Illusion” net-art project interprets themes in Chinese history and folk tales by deploying animation, sound, digital video components and interaction online, and is designed to challenge the existing artistic approaches, also explore new ways of communication in an increasingly globalized world.

hongleiAs new media artists, on one hand, we propose using digital media and communication technologies, the effective and relatively low cost approaches, to enhance dialogue and collaboration in artist, intellectual communities global wide; on the other hand, we submit a constructive plan based on our several years dedicated work in reinterpreting folklore culture of China with  digital art, which aims to cause awareness in audiences and artist community to rethink the cultural impact of globalization, the value of tradition, especially, view our own heritage with a fresh eye, and translate them into a global language with digital arts, therefore contributing to studies of culture and value in the Internet age.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

“Butterfly Lovers” – Excerpt of Trilogy “Peacocks Flies Southeast”

Visit “Land of Illusion” in Second Life, please click here. If you don’t have a free Second Life account, register from here.

For more information about Lily & Honglei, please visit: www.lilyhonglei.com

ARTISTIC STIMULUS PACKAGE 2009

March 11, 2009 § Leave a comment

Report from Fourth Arts Block

Duo Multicultural Arts Center (DMAC) & Fourth Arts Block cordially invite you and a guest to an open house…
Let us stimulate you with complimentary wine & food as well as performances of dance, film, music and art on three floors at DMAC. (Why? Because boy do we need it now.)

Monday, March 16, 2009
Doors open at 6:45PM

7:15PM Main Theatre – Cocktails & Performance
I.M.D Project from Yin Yue Dance Company
Get Me Out Of Here
Choreographer: Yin Yue
Dancers: Clare Cook, Christina Noel Reaves, Leah Schrager, Yin Yue
Musicians: Jenna Barvitski, Ben Engel, Seth Lieberman, Travis Stewart
Video: Hunter Herrick

7:45PM Emergence (3rd Floor gallery) – Stimulating buffet and Digital +New Media Exhibit

Featuring works by Mirjana Ciric, Jeremy Newman (USA), Neil Ira Needleman(USA), Jonathan Monaghan( USA), Meg Oakley (Australia), Andre Sier (Portugal), Lee Arnold (USA), Lily & Honglei (China/USA), A. Jacob Galle (USA), Jen-Kuang Chang (USA), Peter Prautzsch (Germany), and Shani Peters (USA).

8:30PM Dance Studio B (4th Floor) – Studio Performance TBA

9:00PM Main Theatre – NYC Downtown Short Film Festival Screening
Word on the $treet Comedy Directed by: Nick Barbieri A young latino drug dealer finds himself way over his head. Partying within the New York City nightlife is pushing him over the edge he owes his ruthless boss money that he does not have and corrupt cops are trying to kill him. Crime in the big apple has never been this funny.

DMAC 62 East 4th Street East Village, NYC USA
RSVP required by Monday March 16, 2009 at Noon.

Stimulation guaranteed.

“TransForm” Exhibition Unveils DSL Cyber MOCA in the 10th Boston Cyberarts Festival

March 6, 2009 § 1 Comment

DSL Cyber Museum of Contemporary Art will be unveiled during the 10th Boston Cyberarts Festival  (April 24 – May 10, 2009) with exhibition “TransForm.”  Based on DSL Collection of  contemporary Chinese art, “TransForm” presents influential contemporary Chinese artists’ work, including installations by Huang Yongping, Xu Tan, Gu Wenda, Lin Yilin, multimedia by Wang Gongxin, photography by Yang Fudong and Zheng Guogu. The exhibition is held exclusively in DSL Cyber MOCA Second Life virtual environment.

Lily & Honglei, the curators and co-founders of DSL Cyber MOCA, state that “TransForm” exhibition can be seen as the very beginning of contemporary art collection’s presence in virtual world, in this sense it is  meaningful to the art world. The exhibition is not only intended to showcase contemporary art in a new format, but challenge audiences, artists and theorists to rethink the relations of digital environment and the most significant achievements of artists in the 21st century.

In the future, DSL Cyber MOCA will launch a series of exhibitions with museum quality artworks as well as emerging artists’ latest experimentation.

Exhibition inquiry: dslcybermoca@lilyhonglei.com

Yuang Yongping

Huang Yongping

immigrant sans papier
….and in the early morning of the next day, I made some pictures with a digital camera in a nearby cattle farm. A local farmer stopped me and took my camera away, trying to remove the film. I hurried to find the curator, who could explain in Dutch that a digital camera doesn’t have a film.[…]

"TransForm" Exhibition - curated by Lily & Honglei

Yang Fudong

The First Intellectual

“An earlier work of Yang Fudong, the photographic triptych The First Intellectual from 2000 shows an urban intellectual. We see an injured man in a business suit. He is threatening to throw a brick, but there is no clear object against which to retaliate […]

TransForm exhibition - curated by  Lily & Honglei

Xu Tan

Xu Tan

Uniform motion accélération

9 small slowly rotating motors install under ceiling, some articles for daily use, local foods, were hanging by these small motors and rotated round and round. The suspenders were salty duck, bra, injection equipment, 2 drug bottles (a black and a fluorescent pink), roast chicken, calabash and lucky amulet(with Mao Zedong’s portrait), and several fast lunch boxes with foods were on ground. […]

Gu Wenda

Gu Wenda

Deformed Characters
A handful of Chinese characters – seven, maybe only six and a half or even eight – float within a cloudily washed, black, grey and dimly white picture space. They are big and composed of the usual components of Chinese characters, they are clearly written, they create a solemn and aloft atmosphere and they remain ultimately un-intelligible.[…]

Lin Yilin

Lin Yilin

Standart series of Ideal Residence
Walls created from steel-bars and brick. Some impenetrable to sight and movement, some leaving open spaces to look through. In their brutal texture they remind one of construction sites – or vice versa of buildings demolished to make room for something new. The walls may be part of residences, as the title of the work indicates, or walls around something, markers of inclusion and exclusion.[…]

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Zheng Guogu

Me and My Teacher
Starting from May 1997, Zheng Guogu found this person who is mad and has no education, in his photo piece “Me and my teacher”. He has followed the madman in Yangjiang and took pictures of his actions at all times and places for half year. Zheng Guogu was inspired by the madman who lives on the street.[…]
TransForm - curated by Lily & Honglei

Planting Geese
“On the large surface of the image three geese make a nice diagonal cut from lower left to upper right. Basically a traditional pattern of painterly composition, in that case the geese are the motif of a photograph and the bigger part of their bodies is dug into the soil […]

Wang Gongxin

Wang Gongxin

Baby Talk
In Baby Talk (1996), a suspended projector is hanging from the ceiling, projecting images of facial expressions of six adults: the parents, the paternal grandparents and the maternal grandparents, teasing and playing with a baby. These images are projected on the surface of a cradle. This cradle is actually a mini pool filled with milk.[…]

“@” exhibition examing “place & placelessness”

February 24, 2009 § 1 Comment

“@” Exhibition, curated by Ars Virtua

http://www.arsvirtua.com

Concurrent with the New Media Caucus panel Space: The New Frontier at the National CAA 2009, “@” is an exhibition that examines space and site. With simultaneous locations in Los Angeles and Second Life (SL), “@”challenges artists to consider place & placelessness from within the context of networked culture. The exhibition space features a floor-to-ceiling projection and a streaming video camera, which serves as the interface between the Real Life (RL) in the gallery and its replication in Second Life. The intent for “@” is to exploit the philosophically rich mirroring between RL and SL, as well as the paradoxical condition of being the observer and observed.

Lily & Honglei - virtual art exhibition in LA & SL

“@” exhibition in LA and SL in 02/09.

9:30PM Thursday February 26

New Media Caucus Reception

Curators:James Morgan, Leslie Raymond, E. Marie Robertson and Vagner M. Whitehead, with ³Analog Interactivity² curated by xtine burrough, a virtual performance by Second Front, and live cinema by Be Johnny and Potter-Belmar Labs.
Exhibition Location: The exhibits and panels are in the SCI-Arc  W.M. Keck Lecture Hall, 960 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
If you cannot join us in Los Angeles, please join us in at the mirror/concurrent exhibition, by following the link below:
Featured Work:
– Oberon Onmura’s
Beacon
– Henry Gwiazda’s
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– Socks the Caline’s
Base SL

– Garrett Lynch’s
A video documenting an intervention performance at Eva and Franco Mattes (http://www.0100101110101101.org) Synthetic Performances exhibition in Second Life on the 4th of April 2008. The aims of the Synthetic Performances were to re-enact historical 20th century performances within virtual environments effectively questioning physicality and being by creating a conflict with performances traditionally perceived role.
– Joseph DeLappe’s
http://saltmarchsecondlife.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/gandhi-nixon.jpg

12 more miles today – making a total so far of 206 miles on the reenactment of Gandhi’s Salt March to Dandi!

So I came upon a group of wolf people, not sure what to call them, you can see a screenshot of part of the group below. Upon seeing me as Gandhi, one of them quickly changed appearance to a wonderful rendition of President Richard Nixon, (above) complete with the presidential podium attached to his chest (moved with him, literally) – along with the audio presentation of Nixon’s “I’m not a crook” speech. Quite fun – I posed for a picture with him.

– Stephanie Rothenberg’s
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On Thursday, December 18th, a week before Christmas, the Double Happiness factory was almost overthrown by virtual anarchists claiming to be affiliated with the virtual pranksters known as Second Front. The hysterical rioters attempted to take over the factory with at least 300 lbs of explosives and bottles of hairspray. Chanting “Happiness, not Double” while the Dead Kennedy’s “Kill the Poor” blasted from their iPhones, the hooligans tried to force our happy Double Happiness workers to unionize. Only a few avatars exploded but in virtuality no one was hurt in the incident and production continued to run smoothly during the joyous, holiday season.
– Lemeh42’s
This video analyzes the relationship between time and landscape. Usually we tend to associate the study of time to the study of space in the calculation of speed. This association of terms is useful only if we have to calcolate speed.
In all the other cases is better to use the term landscape.
Time in fact is the human perception of the earth evolution movement and landscape is the physical space covered by a human person.
This study examines in its specific this relation applied to an airport during a one day time covering. The airport has an area of 1000mts squared.
The day last 1440 minutes.
The video shows the results of this relation of time and landscape applied to the chosen field of analysis.
These results find explication in the Korsakoff’s syndrome, a degenerative brain disorder.
– Tirza Even’s

“Icarus” was shot in Cartagena, Spain. The city of Cartagena, situated on the Mediterranean coast, has been the site of the rise and fall – and of manifestations of power and disempowerment – for an array of cultures and regimes, among them Roman, Byzantine and Islam, as well as the Episcopalian Church and the Spanish Republic. During these times the city served – between long stretches of decay, epidemics, war, destruction and subsequent recuperation …

– Lily & Honglei
Lily & Honglei, new media art from China

Since the artists have been living in the States for years in self-exile, their cultural meditations deeply concern history, philosophy, and Chinese diaspora, examine current economic development of China in a context of globalization, meanwhile exploring the meaning of virtual online communities in terms of global dialogues regarding cultural root and fantasy of China. The film functions as multimedia component in Land of Illusion project in Second Life.

– Douglas Story’s
The project is an immersive art installation in Second Life, the centerpiece of which is composed of approximately 1000 primitive objects which are coated in moving video accompanied by a densely layered sound effects bed. This complex and dynamic object floats over a landscape which is composed of a grid of interlocking sculpty megaprims…