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    politics to explore and critique the effects of the intersections of the new information and biotechnologies on women s bodies lives and work AmyF 0 comments Artists Exhibitions Virtual Soil 03 May 2005 HANS ULRICH OBRIST s Do Its Instructional procedures San Francisco Do It stems from an open exhibition model and exhibition in progress Individual instructions can open empty spaces for occupation and invoke possibilities for the interpretations and rephrasing of artworks in a totally free manner do it effects interpretations based on location and calls for a dovetailing of local structures with the artworks themselves The diverse cities in which do it takes place actively construct the artwork context and endow it with their individual marks or distinctions target blank Interview with Hans Urlrich Obrist AmyF 0 comments Artists Exhibitions 03 May 2005 Ecologies Mark Dion Peter Fend Dan Peterman San Francisco In 2000 The Smart Museum commissioned new projects from artists Mark Dion Peter Fend and Dan Peterman each focusing on interrelationships between particular organisms human beings and a specific group of sites a museum building a river landscape and a university campus The results evoke the varied scales from the microscopic to the global at which human actions affect the environment AmyF 0 comments Books Exhibitions 03 May 2005 Discussions in Contemporary Culture 5 Democracy San Francisco Brian Wallis Dia Art Foundation A timely publication which challenges accepted notions about the relationships between art culture politics and the public Art in America Fall Book Selection Establishes a provocative dialogue and demonstrates how activist groups use an expanded concept of art to effect social change AmyF 0 comments Books 03 May 2005 City Play A wonderful look at DIY urban play San Francisco A great book i just picked up It was an exhibition in New York

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    and culture rather than a top down closed proprietary structure Through the democratizing power of digital technology and the Internet we can place the tools of creation and distribution communication and collaboration teaching and learning into the hands of the common person and with a truly active connected informed citizenry injustice and oppression will slowly but surely vanish from the earth AmyF 0 comments Blogs Free 13 Apr 2005 Jens Haaning Copenhagen Denmark Artist well worth checking out on the webpage you can download his book with texts by Bourriaud Lars Bang Larsen and others Nis 0 comments Artists Books Free 13 Apr 2005 Public Interventions in Barcelona 2005 Europe Various Cities Interfencia is an artistic group whose aim is the promotion and production of actions and ephemeral artistic interventions in public spaces We demand these spaces as places of expression and social and artistic thinking The first Interfencia event will take place in different public spaces of Barcelona during the second fortnight of July 2005 within the frame of Festival Grec Artists or collectives of any nationality can apply for this call in one or several of the following sections of the project The objective of this call is the selection of projects of artistic intervention mainly in public spaces of Raval District and Montjuïc area in Barcelona Only proposals including public space as a specific part of the artistic project modifying it questioning it rethink it will be accepted Deadline 25 April 2005 For more information email Mar Cordobés at mar marato com Joni T 0 comments Calls 12 Apr 2005 Pandemonium The Rise of Predatory Locales in the Postwar World On inventive and imaginative research Pandemonium the rise of predatory locales in the postwar world should be mentionned About techniques of control in a capitalist society quite a dark book but actually achieves a somewhat productive critizism Though from personal experience and from a talk yesterday on working in callcenters it might be that on that topic you could write an even grimmer book my roommate worked for a year at a call center in Scotland and all their performances was messured and put to statistics above 30 min of going to the restroom a week would get you sacked and everybody knew that they were being monitored on their every moove Access to these workplaces are quite restricted and doing reasarch on it would take a Gunter wallraff approach which would offcourse be an interesting project in it self read a review Nis 0 comments Books 12 Apr 2005 Culture in Action A Public Art Program of Sculpture Chicago This book must be mentionned here it was very important to me having little acces to information or publications about community art in late 90ties It is dealing with a wider approach to public arts and community where environmental and societal issues are dealt with together The review by Eleanor Heartney is quite critical and sharp read it here Nis 0 comments Articles Books Public Projects 05

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    into the world s biggest interactive computer display Blinkenlights The upper eight floors of the building were transformed in to a huge display by arranging 144 lamps behind the building s front windows A computer controlled each of the lamps independently to produce a monochrome matrix of 18 times 8 pixels During the night a constantly growing number of animations could be seen But there was an interactive component as well you were able to play the old arcade classic Pong on the building using your mobile phone and you could place your own More info at http www blinkenlights de Joni T 0 comments Architecture Public Projects 30 Mar 2005 Collaborative Practices in Environmental Art by Grant Kester A good overview of environmental art practices same writer as Conversation Pieces read article Nis 0 comments Articles Public Projects Sustainability 30 Mar 2005 Ecovention Current art to transform ecologies This is an amazing ressource and book there is an online version free to read Coined in 1999 the term ecovention ecology invention describes an artist initiated project that employs an inventive strategy to physically transform a local ecology Nis 0 comments Books Free Sustainability 30 Mar 2005 Concrete Jungle A pop media investigation of death and survival in urban ecosystems When it comes to research Mark Dion Alexis Rockmans book is a must read about life and death in the city Edited by Mark Dion Alexis Rockman 1996 Juno Books Nis 0 comments Books 30 Mar 2005 Agnes Denes Wheatfield battery park US New York An impressive projects that puts urban gardening and farming into perspective and some good photos read more here Nis 0 comments Artists Public Projects Sustainability 30 Mar 2005 Fragile ecologies Contemporary Artists Interpretations and Solutions Is an example of a book with bits and pieces

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    or eco excursions How are humans reinventing the wild digitally What is the relationship between humans and wild nature and has it changed with the advent of the computer technology Is the notion of wild nature limited to the physical world and if not then where else can we find it How do those who are most immersed in the digital integrate it with the physical While a critical response to these questions is highly encouraged we are equally interested in the wide angle view and in the intimate Specifically we welcome essays interviews reports and other genres of writing that speak to the ways in which we reconcile and integrate the relationship between wild nature and the digital life that address the part that wild nature plays in our work looks at the ways the functionality of our body in the digital compares with the way it works in the mountains in the ocean or other physical spaces and explores the changes that the wired life has brought about to our domestic and professional habitat how it may have changed our health or shifted our understanding of ecosystems and of other species on this planet and elsewhere Topics of interest might include but are not limited to Projects combining art and natural history Art and nature collaborations Telematics and consciousness Historical context Connectedness studies Embodiment theory Emergence studies Anthropology and social networks Ecology and the environment Natural magic and spirituality The twin conceptual territories of bits and atoms are closer than they may at first seem This call invites papers and works that explore ways in which the wired sensibility has led us full circle towards an enhanced engagement with wild nature LEA encourages international artists academics researchers students practitioners theorists to submit their proposals for consideration We particularly encourage authors outside North America and Europe to send proposals for essays artists statements As part of this special LEA is looking to publish Critical Essays Artist Statement works in the LEA Gallery Bibliographies a peer reviewed bibliography with key texts references in Digital Life Academic Curriculum LEA encourages academics conducting course programmes in this area to contact us Expressions of interest and outline should include A brief description of proposed text 300 words A brief author biography Any related URLs Contact details In the subject heading of the email message please use Name of Artist Project Title LEA Wild Nature and Digital Life Date Submitted Please cut and paste all text into body of email without attachments Detailed editorial guidelines at http mitpress2 mit edu e journals LEA submit Deadline for expressions of interest 8 July 2005 Timeline please note the timeline is subject to changes 8 July 2005 submission of abstracts 22 July 2005 short listed candidates informed 2 September 2005 contributors to submit full papers for peer review 3 30 September 2005 Peer Review Process 1 21 October 2005 Authors to make changes November 2005 Ready to publish papers Please send proposals or queries to Sue Thomas

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    there was a lot of emphasis on the body nakedness in the woods small artists communities in the mountains but also things which influenced the nazi moovement on hygeene and the culture of the body But in genertal very alternative and experimental Not so much have been written about it outside Germany Earth reform sexual social and educational issues were also a part as well as a new spirituality and new ways of living A lot of present day ecological and green thinking originates from some of these currents and moovements text by artist Stephan Dillemuth A Mountain For Minorities a book In german Nis 0 comments Artists Sustainability 27 Mar 2005 Transdisciplinary Moves basic ideas about the encounter between art and science An essay on arts and science by Jan Verwoert using Nils Norman Peterman and others as examples and a discussion on their approach to research and science Nis 0 comments Articles 27 Mar 2005 Intersection Repair US Various Cities A citizen led conversion of an urban street interesection into public square Nis 0 comments Public Projects Sustainability 21 Mar 2005 Green Museum Great ressource site on environmental art a kind of sister organisation to free Soil Nis

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