Performance
Cosey as Methodology

Cosey as Methodology

Phrased as a postscript to her practice that inhabited the porn industry of the late 70s and early 80s, Cosey Fanni Tutti’s Confessions Projected reclaims her self-image through a 20-minute live, personal and critical reading, whilst washed with projected images of the magazine action Sexy Confessions of A Shop Assistant. Tate Britain presented Confessions Projected... [ Read More → ]
Detour to Higher Sub-Fidelity

Detour to Higher Sub-Fidelity

  Mauricio Kagel was a German-Argentine composer who was most interested in the theatrical side of musical performance. Deploying a critical interrogation to the position(s) of music within a cultural matrix, Kagel’s practice was sutured between and strengthened by other disciplines; mainly cinema and photography. Perhaps the least well known of the great post-second world... [ Read More → ]
Information: No Theory- Christine Kozlov, 1970

Information: No Theory- Christine Kozlov, 1970

    re/decomposition? history is the product of an exercise in remembering and forgetting.  the looped reel-to-reel of christine kozlov’s “Information: no theory” does the opposite, perpetually recording but never playing the ambient noise in the gallery, simply cueing it up for constant erasure beneath what is about to come. [ Read More → ]
Sanja Iveković: Sweet Violence

Sanja Iveković: Sweet Violence

Sanja Iveković. Personal Cuts. 1982. Video (black and white and color, sound), 3:40 min. Courtesy the artist. © 2011 Sanja Iveković MoMA announced the first museum exhibition in the United States of the work of Sanja Iveković (b. 1949, Zagreb), which will cover four decades of the artist’s remarkable career. A feminist, activist, and video... [ Read More → ]
Museum Exhibition of Artist Museums

Museum Exhibition of Artist Museums

Marko Lulic, “Museum of Revolution,” 2010. Installation view 20er Haus, Belvedere, Vienna, Steel, paint, 1100 x 400 x 300cm.* Museum Show Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA, U.K www.arnolfini.org.uk Museum Show: Part 1 24 September–19 November 2011 One of the most curious tendencies in modern and contemporary art has been that of museums created... [ Read More → ]
Merce Cunningham, "Legacy Tour" final presentation at Next Wave Festival

Merce Cunningham, “Legacy Tour” final presentation at Next Wave Festival

If you missed the Legacy Tour this summer at the Joyce, now’s your (last) chance to catch these treasures in situ. A historic happening, BAM’s presentation of The Legacy Tour offers US audiences a final chance to see these large-scale repertory works performed by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company before the group’s disbandment at the... [ Read More → ]

Industrial Records Announces it’s Official Re-activation, Re-releases Catalog Sept. 26th

I was pretty confused when I found a brand new copy of The Second Annual Report recently at the Philadelphia Record Exchange with an Industrial Records insignia printed on the back cover. Went to TG’s website and found that the band’s label is currently being reactivated: Industrial Records hereby announces it’s official re-activation. IR is... [ Read More → ]

Hole’s ‘Pretty on the Inside’ Reissued

The 1991 album was released solely on CD and tape cassette in the United States, but received a release on vinyl LP throughout Europe by City Slang, based in Berlin, Germany. The first 3,000 pressings of the LP were done on blue vinyl, with the remainder in standard black. Plain Records, an Oakland-based indie label... [ Read More → ]

Self Esteem Salon!

CHRIS VERENE: The Self-Esteem Salon Friday, Saturday & Sunday August 12, 13, & 14 12 noon until 8pm, Socrates Sculpture Park “The Self-Preservation Series” The Self-Esteem Salon with Jessica Grable Socrates Sculpure Park, New York City: AUGUST 12-14, 2011, LIVE Performance ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Appointments can be made via... [ Read More → ]
Portal: Perspectives on Video Performance

Portal: Perspectives on Video Performance

Portal is a cross-platform project inviting artists, writers and audiences interested in time-based art – video, new media, sound and performance – to engage in a series of exhibitions, performances and symposia, surveying the changing nature of art in the digital world. In recent years, we have seen the increasingly radical transformation and re-organisation of... [ Read More → ]
Lights In Motion: Rarities from the Howard Wise Gallery at EAI

Lights In Motion: Rarities from the Howard Wise Gallery at EAI

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 Noon – 7 pm Program repeats hourly. On the 40th anniversary of EAI’s incorporation on August 17, 1971, EAI pays tribute to founder Howard Wise and the Howard Wise Gallery with a special screening of rare and never-before-screened archival materials, including films of kinetic art works, interviews, and documentation of the... [ Read More → ]
Giggles

Giggles

AT THIS MONTH’S GIGGLES YOU WILL START LAUGHING UNCONTROLLABLY THE MINUTE YOU WALK THROUGH THE DOOR – UNABLE TO STOP – NO END IN SIGHT – FACE HURTS – BROKEN DREAMS – WHY? GREAT COMEDY FROM: ERIK BERGSTROM ROGER HAILES DAMIEN LEMON JEFF JENSEN HOSTED BY DON STAHL W/ DJ TEDWARD POSTER BY PALI KASHI... [ Read More → ]

New Kalup Linzy Video

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E.S.P. TV at Silvershed

Sat. July 9, 8pm-12am SILVER SHED 119 West 25th Street, PH New York , NY 10001 Tel: 1-646-322-332 E.S.P. TV is coming to Silvershed this Saturday with a rooftop screening of highlights and outtakes from Episodes 1-4 and a sneak preview of Episode #5. If you’ve never seen the show this is a great chance... [ Read More → ]

“The View From a Volcano: The Kitchen’s Soho Years, 1971-1985″

Anthology Film Archives. Electronic Arts Intermix. White Columns. The Kitchen. What do all of these cultural meccas share in common in 2011? Each DIY space-cum- “institution” is celebrating their 40th Anniversary this year. In addition to lectures and performances, The Kitchen will present an exhibition about its early years in Soho, before the alternative arts... [ Read More → ]

Bring to Light NYC brings Nuit Blanche to Greenpoint, Calls for Artists

Early this spring, New Yorkers were treated to a unique and unprecedented  spectacle, with “Let Us Eat Cake,” a program where projected images filled the facade of the New Museum on the Bowery. Following along this trajectory, the same collective will present a one night festival of ephemeral, site-specific, public projections and performances in Greenpoint... [ Read More → ]
Dara Birnbaum at Marian Goodman Gallery

Dara Birnbaum at Marian Goodman Gallery

Arabesque June 28 – August 26, 2011 New York Opening reception, Tuesday, June 28th , 6-8 pm Marian Goodman Gallery presents one of the first solo exhibitions of Dara Birnbaum’s work in New York since 2001, following her large European retrospective Dara Birnbaum: The Dark Matter of Media Light at S.M.A.K./Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst,... [ Read More → ]
Guy Maddin to adapt Sparks' tribute to Ingmar Bergman

Guy Maddin to adapt Sparks’ tribute to Ingmar Bergman

  Josiah Hughes reports: Back in 2009, legendary pop outsiders Sparks followed up their 21st studio album, Exotic Creatures of the Deep, with The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman, an album that doubled as a musical, following a fictionalized version of the filmmaker’s life story. Now, the album will be expanded into a film by Canadian... [ Read More → ]

Mark Fisher to lecture at Cooper Union

THE COLLOQUIUM FOR UNPOPULAR CULTURE AND NYU’S ASIAN/ PACIFIC/ AMERICAN STUDIES PROGRAM present 2 talks by Mark Fisher: On Hauntology/ Capitalist Realism From Fisher’s website: What are grey vampires and how do they retard the insurrectionary potential of digital discourse? How does Derrida’s notion of hauntology contribute to an understanding of dubstep artist Burial? Is... [ Read More → ]

Sorta Power/ Kinda Crust/ Vaguely Wave

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Dreamweapon: The Art and Life of Angus MacLise (1938 – 1979) at Boo-Hooray

Boo-Horray gallery on West 23rd St will present Dreamweapon: The Art and Life of Angus MacLise from May 10 – May 29 curated by Johan Kugelberg (JOHANN KUGELBERG!!!) and Will Cameron. The larger project will also encompass a Sound Installation (at 265 Canal St) and a Film series at Anthology (on May 12th) featuring the... [ Read More → ]

Aluminum Music at the Kitchen’s 40th

In celebration of their 40th Anniversary, The Kitchen is hosting a party that will be based on a memorable bday-bash-cum-fundraiser in June of 1981 at a Times Square Megaclub. “Dubbed Aluminum Nights, the marathon event saw a capacity audience of many hundreds — including, all seem to recall, Mick Jagger backstage — enjoy a diversified... [ Read More → ]

Dance Capsules: Walker Art Center acquires Merce Cunningham Dance Company Collection

Robert Rauschenberg, set piece for “Minutiae,” 1954.Photo by Herb Migdall, 1976.Courtesy Cunningham Dance Foundation. Minneapolis. I think I might be able to do it. I could live there if I could work or study at the Walker, with their AMAZING collection to keep me intellectually stimulated. That city isn’t bad, from what I recall. This... [ Read More → ]

Janet. and her uncanny obsession with her breasts

For a long while, I have been trying to find a beat up “Janet.” tour shirt. My ebay search for such a 90s relic is what generated this post. Although it probably started earlier in her career, Janet Jackson’s 1993 album “Janet.”, released under the Virgin label really propelled her into a full-fledged sex-symbol, and... [ Read More → ]

Rirkrit Tiravanija – "Fear Eats the Soul" at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise

March 5 – April 16, 2011 From the Press Release: Rirkrit Tiravanija will open a new exhibition at Gavin Brown’s enterprise. Taking its title from the Fassbinder film Ali – Fear Eats the Soul a story of love bridging the existential divide, the show will feature, amongst other elements a T-Shirt Factory and a soup... [ Read More → ]

Merce Cunningham: Legacy at Joyce

Sometimes inevitable, the ephemerality of art is a blessing and a curse. While it can be difficult to think about an expiration or even death of a work of art, it simultaneously ensures it’s integrity. This is especially the case with dance, because it is so difficult to preserve. Video documentation is often subjective, and... [ Read More → ]

RoseLee Goldberg and Doryun Chong honored at Independent Curators International for 35th year anniversary

This year, ICI will honor two curators whose insightful work reflects this approach to curatorial practice, RoseLee Goldberg and Doryun Chong. You know RoseLee will be rocking some bad ass leather pants, as per usual. RoseLee Goldberg, Director of PERFORMA, is the recipient of the fifth Agnes Gund Curatorial Award for outstanding achievements in the... [ Read More → ]

Abramovic Documentary

ART 16X9 In this piece for FLY16x9, Abramović sat down with director Howard Silver, as she was preparing for her MoMA retrospective, to discuss her life’s work, as well as her thoughts on the future. Check out Fly 16X9’s other videos. [ Read More → ]

Link Romp 1

Inspired by a publication that I read last week that compiled disparate diary entries by Anias Nin and wove the snips into a kind of free associative, reconstructed narrative,coupled with my fascination with lists, trails, and aggregation; I decided to start a new series, entitled Romps. The idea is to gather a list of links,... [ Read More → ]

Xavier Le Roy lecture

Xavier Le Roy in ‘Self-Unfinished’ Why do there have to be so many awesome things going on tonight? I can’t go to this, but it will definitely be interesting: Lecture by Xavier Le Roy7.30pm, Friday 7 May 2010Martin Segal Theatre Center, CUNY Graduate Center365 Fifth Avenue, NY NY 10016Admission FREE – first come first served... [ Read More → ]