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Jack Waters

The Future of the Present 2000 presents:

Playing Schmoozio online


Superschmoozio, The Game of the International Art Market is an interactive online game. Played and/or simulated, live and/or archived. It replicates the aggressive drive of climbing the ranks of a career in high profile top dollar art from the perspective of the "professional artist". Superschmoozio is currently being workshoped via utilization of visual chatware. In collaboration with DestopTheater (http://www.desktoptheater.org) this improvisational approach challenges concepts of hierarchy through the exploration of the myths surrounding "art", "advancement" and "success".

Co-Director of ABC No Rio and Co-Founder of Allied Productions Inc., both not-for-profit artist run facilities and multi-purpose umbrellas, I have Co-Sponsored and Produced exhibitions, performances, tours and projects as a means of exploring the social ramifications of ways and means of production. Usually in a collectivist oriented group process which has facilitated my own endeavors as an artist using all available media including but not limited to film, dance, video, music, visual art, installation, performance art, theater, writing, and electronic arts.

Selections from my film/media works are the subject of a recently completed preservation by Visual AIDS¹ Estate Project for Artists With AIDS. These are distributed by NYC's Film Maker's Cooperative and archived at New York University's Fales Library and Special Collections. A selection from this archive will be viewed in an April 2001 presentation by the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at New York University in April 2001.

Further Bio Information
JACK WATERS is a writer, film maker, media artist, choreographer and performer. His video short The Male Gayze was shown at the Whitney Museum Of American Art's February 1995 exhibition The Black Male. As a journalist he has published articles on politics, cultural affairs, and reviews in visual arts, film, and media. He was a founding contributing writer for Color Life the news journal for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgendered and two-spirited people of Color, and for LGNY, New York City's LGBT news bi-weekly. Other writing credits include The Coney Island Wedding of The Great Fredini and Kiva, Princess of Pyrotechnics for Conde Nast Bride¹s Magazine, and a January 2000 profile of the HIV positive artist Valerie Caris for Poz Magazine. Waters was a panelist on the February 2000 College Art Association panel Archiving the Unarchivable headed by Martha Wilson. A graduate of Juilliard's Dance Division, Waters¹ with his life-partner Peter Cramer was the co-director of the Alternative Community Arts Center, Abc No Rio, and the co-founder of Allied Productions, Inc. a multi purpose not-for-profit umbrella arts organization. Waters and Cramer¹s 20 year collaboration was represented by their interdisciplinary work Black and White Study: The Dance performed last year at NYC's Danspace at Saint Mark's Church and then at the Miller's Studio in Zurich. This was followed by the creation of Short Memory/No History, an interdisciplinary media/live work about memory, perception, history, and representations of AIDS Activism and queer culture which was previewed at Zurich's Shedhalle in June 2000. Their media environment Time Warp 2000 was shown last November at NYC's Anthology Film Archives presented by MIX, the New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film Festival.

Following are past works and links to more information about Jack Waters.
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More about Jack Waters: Allied Productions, Inc

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