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The Wrong 3 : Radical Inclusion (Post 2)

The Wrong (biennale) Today, November 1, 2017 marks the opening of the third iteration of The Wrong. As in previous years, it offers a wide range of exhibitions and events – both online and off. To try and describe The Wrong in a meaningful way would be like trying to describe what a color looks like to someone with a vision impairment. I might be able to get close, but it wouldn’t quite be the same as experiencing it. In The Wrong’s words, its aims are: “To create, promote and push positive forward-thinking contemporary digital art to a wider audience worldwide through a…

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Latin American Media Art Temporary Library, at ISEA2017, Manizales, Colombia

Latin American Media Art Temporary Library, at ISEA2017, Manizales, Colombia Interview with Alessandro Ludovico and Andrés Burbano By Pat Badani Introduction by Pat Badani The Latin American Media Art Temporary Library co-organized by Alessandro Ludovico and Andrés Burbano was a scholarly, participatory intervention, that took the form of a large book display installed at the “Teatro de Fundadores” (Manizales, Colombia), the main venue for two media art events: ISEA2017 and 16th Festival International de la Imágen, held concurrently from June 11 to 18, 2017. Attendees were encouraged to browse through the collection and also add to the existing archive by…

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YouTube and The Human Experience

  Presenting Princess Shaw is a recent PBS Point of View (POV) film with a digital humanities focus about the human experience of the social media site, YouTube. The documentary film represents the reality of the struggles and perseverance of Samantha Montgomery also known as Princess Shaw, who is a musician living in New Orleans, Louisiana. She employs YouTube as a video dairy to tell her version of the impact of her current socioeconomic background and being a woman musician. Her YouTube channel is also a presentation platform to debut her songs. The film introduces Israeli producer Ophir Kutiel also…

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Seeing the Edge: Augmented World Expo in Context with the year in VR Art

The Augmented World Expo (with satellites in Asia and Europe) is the SIGGRAPH for immersive media.  Held in Santa Clara, California, it is often the epicenter of new releases for the Augmented and Virtual Reality worlds.  Over the three days, there was a great deal that was becoming visible and others that were fading from sight.  Much of this had to do with the expanded trade floor, a large area for demos, experiences and play, and the talks themselves, which served as a framework for the rest of the event. And, within the talks, it was of note that much…

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The Wrong 3 : Radical Inclusion (Post 1)

The Wrong New Digital Art Biennale The Wrong is divided into online and IRL locations around the world. The online biennale happens in pavilions; virtual curated spaces in which selected works are exhibited. The offline biennale happens in The Wrong Embassy Network, art spaces, galleries, institutions and artist run spaces in cities around the world which feature temporary AFK projects, featuring live performances, workshops, artist talks and exhibitions. November 1st 2017 to January 31st, 2018 The focus for this year’s The Wrong is focused on “Radical Inclusion” Recently, a number of pavilions have begun their open calls for artwork: Disp[]…

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Terminal 4.0

For the final segment of the Terminal installation at Western Front in Vancouver, Canada, Terminal 4.0 reflects on the quality of sociability with social media sites. The web-based content for Terminal 4.0 is a social media platform entitled State of Exceptional Webnation that was built by a duo of artists. The platform is part of a larger critique concerning the saturation of image culture and media hyberbole with online communication. Jean-Paul Kelly’s essay, TERMINAL; INTERFACE is the first essay that was commissioned by Media Curator, Alison Collins for the Terminal project. His essay sets a reflective tone toward the progression…

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Kit Galloway – Networked Conversations

Interview with Kit Galloway, co-founder of the Electronic Café with Sherrie Rabinowitz ::: Monday, April 24, 6:00pm-7:00pm (PDT) / 9:00pm-10:00pm (EDT) ::: Networked Conversations is hosted by Randall Packer ::: live & online via Internet chat. Login & participate via Internet chat: https://connect.ntu.edu.sg/thirdspacenetwork/ Select “Guest,” type your name, and “Enter Room.” About Kit Galloway and Sherrie Rabinowitz Kit Galloway and Sherrie Rabinowitz are widely recognized pioneering artists of communications art. They were among the first artists to begin exploring performance with satellite technologies in the 1970s, leading to their seminal work, Hole-in-Space in 1980. In 1984, they founded the Electronic…

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Sad Tropics—Photography and Video Installation at The Front New Orleans

Sad Tropics—Photography and Video Installation at The Front New Orleans by Cristina Molina with Jonathan Traviesa What would usually take the average driver ten hours takes us two days. We set out from New Orleans for South Florida in the early morning, stuffing the car to its max capacity with snacks, presents, snorkel equipment, cameras, and clothes. Jonathan Traviesa, my collaborator and husband, has a long standing practice of making images of objects he sees along the road. This is why he insists that we take the coastal routes instead of expediting our trip on the highway. On the highway it would…

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Terminal 3.0

Following the lineage of Terminal 1.0 and 2.0, Cyberspace is explored in Terminal 3.0 from a social and cultural context. The web-based content is a collection of essays that relate to network-based art and an active chat room for the duration of the exhibition. The chat room gives the online viewers an opportunity to interact with the Western Front New Media Curator, Alison Collins. Collins mentions at the end of her Terminal 3.0 introduction that she can be found lingering intermittently in the #westernfront chat room. I did take the time to choose a nickname for logging in and posted…

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Fermenting at Flux: Live and Active Cultures (Part 3)

Presented by Christina Freeman, Flux Factory artist-in-residence and Visiting Assistant Professor, Haverford College Over the course of my residency at Flux Factory in Long Island City, New York, I am recording a series of studio visits with other artists-in-residence (aka Fluxers), as well as outside artists collaborating with Flux for its various public programs. Through its studio residency program, Flux Factory supports approximately 30 emerging artists each year from a range of creative disciplines and international locations. Flux commissions new work through quarterly exhibitions, and residents produce public events at a prolific pace. For this interview, Christina invited Caitlin Foley…