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Contents for July 06, 2012

1. Bob Goldberg, FF Alumn, at Barbes, Brooklyn, July 8

the famous accordion orchestra will be back at brooklyn's barbes, sunday evening, july 8, at 7:00 pm, bringing its blend of old, new, borrowed and stolen tunes. ellington, offenbach, allan sherman, kraftwerk, bob marley and some of our own. since it's 7/8, we'll do a least one balkan number. it's a great room, the drinks are tasteful and varied, and if you're in brooklyn, it's convenient and air conditioned.

barbes brooklyn
376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.)
Park Slope, Brooklyn
347 422 0248

donations will be requested.
hope to see you there!

The Famous Accordion Orchestra led by Bob Goldberg, bridges the traditional and the post-modern, performing Offenbach, Ellington, Copland, Paolo Conte, and Kraftwerk, Balkan, Klezmer, Basque, and Italian folk tunes, and original compositions.

this gig's lineup:

bob goldberg, mark nathanson, melissa elledge, rachel swaner, accordions



2. Nancy Azara, FF Alumn, at Cornell Cooperative Extension Agroforestry Center, Acra, NY, opening July 8, and more

Upcoming: Workshop Visual Diaries at Nancy's Woodstock Studio.
Saturday July 14th. Spaces still available.


Exhibition -Whale Oil to Whole Foods
At Cornell Cooperative Extension Agroforestry Center
Reception Sunday July 8th from 5-7
6055 NY State Rt. 23, Acra, NY



3. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Temescal Art Center, Oakland, CA, July 7

a ritual audience participation experience experiment

The Underground Hit!

Frank Moore, world-known shaman performance artist, will conduct improvised passions of musicians, actors, dancers, and audience members in a laboratory setting to create altered realities of fusion beyond taboos. Bring your passions and musical instruments and your senses of adventure and humor.
Other than that, ADMISSION IS FREE! (But donations are encouraged.)


Saturday, July 7, 2012

511 48th Street
Oakland, CA 94609-2058

For more information
Call: 510-526-7858

2012 Dates!

"Frank Moore, a genius explorer of the frontiers of human affection."

"...He's wonderful and hilarious and knows exactly what it's all about and has earned my undying respect. What he's doing is impossible, and he knows it. That's good art...." L.A. Weekly

"...one of the U.S.'s most controversial performance artists,...." P-Form Magazine

"If performance art has a radical edge, it has to be Frank Moore." Cleveland Edition

"Surely wonderful and mind-goosing experience." L.A. Reader

"(Frank Moore is) the king of eroticism." Mike Trachel

Downloadable poster here:




4. Kiki Smith, FF Alumn, at La Galerie Pfriem at SCAD, Lacoste, France, opening July 7

The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
Streaming Spirits: New Prints by Kiki Smith and Valerie Hammond
July 7-September 1, 2012
Opening: July 7, 2012, 6-8pm

La Galerie Pfriem at SCAD Lacoste
Rue Trophime, 84480 Lacoste, France
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9-5:30pm / Sat, 1:30-5pm

T +33 (0) 4 90 75 66 34


Since the invention of the camera in the early 19th century, spirit photography-the practice of attempting to capture images of spirits on film-fascinated those interested in the occult, including Mary Todd Lincoln and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The lure of this art form continues today in the work of Kiki Smith and Valerie Hammond. These internationally renowned artists, known for their own work in photography, printmaking, painting, and sculpture, will share their latest collaboration in Streaming Spirits, an exhibition opening July 7, 2012, at SCAD's La Galerie Pfriem in Lacoste, France.

The exhibition features 12 new prints created with the help of seven SCAD undergraduate and graduate printmaking students under the direction of the artists and SCAD's printmaking chair and master printer, Robert Brown, along with several related works produced in the past year.

"The creative collaboration between Smith, Hammond, and SCAD's talented printmaking department imbues Streaming Spirits with layers of energy and an ethos of connectivity," said Laurie Ann Farrell, SCAD's executive director of exhibitions. "The works featured in the exhibition have a poignant, haunting presence on their own; the context of experiencing these works in Lacoste, a medieval village where the sense of history is prevalent and resonating, is truly profound."

The works were created using a variety of printmaking techniques, including lithography, photogravure, and letterpress, over the course of visits made by Smith and Hammond to SCAD Atlanta in July 2011 and January 2012. The students who collaborated with Smith and Hammond include graduate students Nate Kamp, Laura Cleary, Shaun McCallum, Ashley L. Schick, Carla Aaron-Lopez, and Alison Batley, and undergraduate student Sara Hemingway.

Among the works included in Streaming Spirits is Kiki Smith's Color Noise, an accordion-fold lithograph of self-portraits; apports, Valerie Hammond's four-color photogravure of Smith's back; and Hammond's River Goddess, a two-plate photogravure of Smith emerging from water.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Cloutier will moderate a panel discussion with Smith and Hammond during the exhibition opening on July 7.

Streaming Spirits Panel Discussion
With Kiki Smith and Valerie Hammond
Moderated by Crista Cloutier.
Saturday, July 7, 1:30pm

Guest curator and scholar Crista Cloutier moderates a panel discussion with artists Kiki Smith and Valerie Hammond on the topic of spirit photography and other exhibition themes. They also will discuss their collaboration with SCAD students and SCAD Printmaking Chair and Master Printer Robert Brown. Open to SCAD students, faculty, and the public.

Streaming Spirits Vernissage
Saturday, July 7, 6-8pm
Open to SCAD students, professors, and the public.

The exhibition, discussion, and vernissage are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.scadexhibitions.com or call +33 (0) 4 90 75 66 34.

About Valerie Hammond
Valerie Hammond was born in Santa Maria, California, and earned an MFA from the University of California, Berkeley, where she was awarded the Eisner Award. Upon graduation, Hammond relocated to New York City and was later appointed to her first teaching position through the Cleveland Institute of Art in Lacoste, France. Upon returning to New York, Hammond began teaching art through the Studio in a School program. Hammond has taught printmaking at Columbia University, New York University, and the Yale Norfolk Program; drawing at the Cooper Union School of Art; and has been a visiting art critic at the Rhode Island School of Design. Most recently, she has had exhibitions in Spain, New Zealand, and India; as well as Cleveland, Ohio; Scottsdale, Arizona; and Ogden, Utah. Hammond lives and works in New York City with her husband and two children.

About Kiki Smith
Kiki Smith was born in Nuremberg, Germany, and grew up in New Jersey. The recurrent subject matter in Smith's work is the body as a receptacle for knowledge, belief, and storytelling. In the 1980s, Smith turned the figurative tradition in sculpture inside out by creating objects and drawings based on organs, cellular forms, and the human nervous system. This body of work evolved to incorporate animals, domestic objects, and narrative tropes from classical mythology and folk tales. Life, death, and resurrection are thematic signposts in many of Smith's installations and sculptures. Smith received the Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture in 2000, the Athena Award for Excellence in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2005, the 50th Edward MacDowell Medal from the MacDowell Colony in 2009, and has participated in the Whitney Biennial three times in the past decade. In 2005, Smith was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Smith's work is in numerous prominent museum collections including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Smith lives and works in New York City.

About Crista Cloutier
Crista Cloutier works internationally as a curator, writer, filmmaker, and educator. In 2002, the renowned French art press, Gallimard, published Cloutier's research on 19th-century spiritual photographs in their hardcover book to accompany the exhibition Le Troisieme Oeil for Paris's Maison Européenne de la Photographie. Her research was published again the following year by Yale University Press in The Perfect Medium: Photography and the Occult, the catalog that accompanied an exhibition of the same name at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. More recently, Cloutier researched and produced a series of photographs of the historic Maison Basse, a 15th-century complex now a part of SCAD Lacoste. She previously taught at the Lacoste School of the Arts, founded by the American painter Bernard Pfriem. She is based in Europe and the United States.

Print Collaborations at SCAD Atlanta's Southeastern Center for Printmaking
Since 2010, SCAD Atlanta's Southeastern Center for Printmaking has collaborated with acclaimed artists Chakaia Booker, Alexandre Arrechea, Kiki Smith, and Valerie Hammond to realize new prints.

SCAD Lacoste's 10th Anniversary Year
SCAD Lacoste offers an opportunity for students, professors, and visiting artists to spend a quarter immersed in the rich culture of Provence. Formerly the Lacoste School of the Arts (founded in 1970 by American painter Bernard Pfriem), SCAD Lacoste was founded in 2002 when the School of the Arts donated its 31 historic buildings to SCAD in exchange for its commitment to make substantial investments in their renovation and restoration. SCAD Lacoste offers a year-round academic curriculum, as well as other programs and workshops for students, professors, visiting artists, and the general public.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2012, SCAD Lacoste hosts a series of public programs and exhibitions for students and the local and regional communities. Among the highlights of the 10th Anniversary Year is the opening of the Maison Basse, a collection of four 15th-century structures located near the SCAD Lacoste location. The buildings, considered historic treasures of Provence, were formerly owned by the Marquis de Sade and his family, and have undergone extensive restoration by SCAD. Opening in Fall 2012, the Maison Basse will serve as art facilities for SCAD students and the Lacoste community.

Featured public programs through the 10th Anniversary Year include exhibitions and workshops by acclaimed artists Kiki Smith and Valerie Hammond, a solo show by French artist Mohamed Bourouissa, and the fifth annual Sidewalk Arts Festival in the village of Lacoste.

About SCAD
The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution conferring bachelor's and master's degrees at distinctive locations and online to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD offers degrees in more than 40 areas of study, as well as minors in nearly 60 disciplines in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia; in Hong Kong; in Lacoste, France; and online through SCAD eLearning.

SCAD has more than 20,000 alumni and offers an exceptional education and unparalleled career preparation. The diverse student body, consisting of more than 11,000 students, comes from all 50 United States and nearly 100 countries worldwide. Each student is nurtured and motivated by a faculty of more than 700 professors with extraordinary academic credentials and valuable professional experience. These professors emphasize learning through individual attention in an inspiring university environment. SCAD's innovative curriculum is enhanced by advanced, professional-level technology, equipment, and learning resources and has garnered acclaim from respected organizations and publications, including 3D World, American Institute of Architects, BusinessWeek, Design Intelligence, U.S. News & World Report, and the Los Angeles Times.

For more information, visit scad.edu.

Media contacts:
Deirdre Maher, Blue Medium: T +1 212 675 1800 / deirdre@bluemedium.com
Cédric Maros, SCAD Lacoste: T +33 (0) 4 90 75 66 34 / cmaros@scad.edu
Sunny Nelson, SCA: T +1 912 525 5225 / snelson@scad.edu



5. Donald Daedalus, FF Alumn, receives Foundation for Contemporary Art grant

Donald Daedalus' "Doppler Shift" Project has received an Emergency Fund grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Art. Doppler Shift is a series of four drive-by projections of immersive video environments throughout the Manhattan Grid, during September's the late night and early morning hours. At some points the projections will be stationary, at other times roving through the city. This project is an extension of "Doppelgagner Effect" executed October 2011 with the support of Franklin Furnace Fund.

Doppler Shift draws from and reprojects footage from the 30-mile, 4 days of "Doppelgänger Effect." Both projects confront the Manhattan's Grid, distorting the hard geometries and offering an alternative representation of the urban design, its city blocks, sidewalks, and streets.
*Specific dates and times TBA.



6. Chin-Chih Yang, FF Alumn, at Towson University, MD, thru July 29


June 29-July 29, 2012
Asian Arts Gallery, Center for the Arts at Towson University

Multidisciplinary artist Chin Chih Yang was born in Taiwan and has resided in New York City for many years. His interest in ecology and constructed environments has resulted in interactive performances and installations that have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Mathematics of Lights sculpture/installation made of cans, tubing from hospital oxygen masks and other recyclable materials signals a conservation aesthetic in a society for the most part dedicated to waste. Yang's work represents what these wastes might have gone on to pollute the planet, had they not been put to more creative use. Essential to Mathematics of Light is the use of modern technologies that enables the artist to create an immersive environment allowing viewers to interact with and even move about in it.
Admission is free.

This exhibition is part of The Bridges Conference, July 25-29, 2012.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11-4 p.m. (Check Bridges 2012 website for extended gallery hours. Closed July 4)
Information: 410-704-2807 or www.towson.edu/asianarts
This program is supported through grants from the Baltimore County Commission on Arts & Sciences, the Maryland State Arts Council, McCormick & Co., Inc., and The Ro and Marius P. Johnson Legacy Charitable Fund.



7. James Casebere, FF Alumn, at Abbaye de Montmajour, Arles, France, thru Sept. 10

at the Abbaye de Montmajour
Arles, France

July 3 - September 10, 2012

Sean Kelly announces that there will be an exhibition of photographs by James Casebere held in the historic Abbaye de Montmajour as part of the Rencontres d'Arles. The Rencontres d'Arles, a word renowned summer photography festival, features photography exhibitions presented at various heritage sites in Arles, France. The exhibition is curated by Christian Caujolle and will be on view from July 3 through September 10, 2012. The works on view as part of the exhibition operate in concert with the architecture of the Abbaye de Montmajour, a fortified Benedictine monastery built between the 10th and 13th centuries.

For the last thirty years, Casebere has built increasingly complex models that he subsequently photographs in his studio. Based on architectural, art historical and cinematic sources, his table-sized constructions pare the scenes down to their essential forms. Casebere's abandoned spaces are hauntingly evocative and oftentimes suggestive of prior events, encouraging the viewer to reconstitute a narrative or symbolic reading of his work - a reading enhanced by the striking architecture of the Abbaye de Montmajour.

For more information on the Rencontres d'Arles and the exhibition, please visit the Rencontres d'Arles website.

For press inquiries, please contact Maureen Bray at 212.239.1181 or via email at maureen@skny.com. For all other inquiries, please contact Janine Cirincione at 212.239.1181 or via email at janine@skny.com.



8. Adrianne Wortzel, FF Alumn, in The Revenge of the Robot Film Festival, Manhattan, July 14

Adrianne Wortzel and Daniel Bisig's film, "Fumiya Island" will be included in the Revenge Of The Robot Film Festival. "Fumiya Island" is one segment of a 3-part pseudo-documentary entitled "archipelago.ch" which depicts individual labs at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, University of Zurich as a series of "islands" ---a "galapagos" of robotics research and development. Creatures inhabiting Fumiya Island are the idiosyncratic quadrupedal robots evolved by researcher Fumiya Iida. Flora is the detritus of their creation. The voiceover consists of the text by Charles Darwin from Chapter 17 of the Voyage of the Beagle- the Galapagos and is narrated by Andrew Berry, fittingly, a British Alfred Wallace historian and Organismic and Evolutionary Biology lecturer at Harvard University who had attended Darwin's alma mater in Shrewsbury, Great Britain

Revenge of the Robot Film Festival
an all day event on Saturday July 14, 2012 3LD Art and Technology Center 80 Greenwich St New York, NY 10006




9. Sarah Schulman, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, July 5

The New York Times
July 5, 2012
Movie Review
Taking Aim at a Lethal Disease, and Making Sure Everyone Else Does, Too

As scrappy and passionate as the actions it documents, "United in Anger: A History of Act Up" delivers a living tribute to a movement spawned by death and despair.
It has been 25 years since the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, spurred by political indifference and medical foot-dragging, was formed in the basement of Manhattan's lesbian and gay community center. Notable for the scope and originality of its actions and the energy of their execution, the group, better known as Act Up, channeled its collective fury into combating life-threatening misinformation, speeding up the sluggish pace of drug approvals and expanding the definition of AIDS to allow women and drug users to receive benefits. Whether popping up in front of a bemused Dan Rather on "The CBS Evening News," or storming Wall Street to protest drug costs, its members turned civil disobedience into performance art.

Combining rousing feet-on-the-ground footage with chatty interviews from the Act Up Oral History Project - often juxtaposed with robust archival film of the speakers' younger selves - the director, Jim Hubbard, lays out a methodical timeline of orneriness and daring. Inherently dramatic and frequently moving, the group's actions were driven not just by anger, but also by fear: To a sizable segment of the public and its leaders, AIDS was more than just a devastating disease.
"It was gay people just getting what they deserved," as one Act Up member explains. But what the film lacks - and it's significant - is an outside perspective, voices from beyond the barricades that would drive home for younger viewers the sheer virulence of much of this bigotry. As thoroughly as Mr. Hubbard mines the group's internal dynamics, what's missing is a wider historical texture: the medical professionals, journalists and government officials who could confirm that fears of internment camps for the infected were not exaggerated.

These omissions restrict the film to the role of well-deserved encomium, but this also frees Mr. Hubbard to remind us that, notwithstanding his documentary's title, rage was not the sole sustaining emotion.

And by exploring the lighter side of communal action - the camaraderie and cruising that turned weekly meetings into what one member calls "a combination of serious politics and joyful living" - he uncouples the gravity of the cause from the perceived humorlessness of advocacy. Foot soldiers for the dying, the members of Act Up never forgot how to live.
United in Anger
A History of Act Up
Opens on Friday in Manhattan.
Directed by Jim Hubbard; written and edited by Ali Cotterill; director of photography, James Wentzy; produced by Sarah Schulman. At the Quad Cinema, 34 West 13th Street, Greenwich Village. Running time: 1 hour 33 minutes. This film is not rated.



10. Robert Atkins, FF Alumn, at Santa Fe Art Institute, NM, July 9-27

Discovery & Direction: An Art/Life Workshop July 9 - 27, 2012

Three group meetings: Monday evenings, July 9, 16 & 23 - 6:30-9 pm, three private meetings by appointment.

Looking for ways to renew meaning and facilitate movement in your art? Discovery & Direction: An Art/Life Workshop is designed to identify and clarify barriers to your progress and formulate approaches to change. The workshop mix of group and individual sessions helps ensure that every participant's needs can be met, whether you create art exclusively for your personal satisfaction or seek enhanced professional opportunities or standing.

Tuition: $225, $150 SFAI artists & writers in residence, students, & SFAI members, Need-based, low-tuition-fee scholarships available and awarded on a case-by-case basis. For more info visit: http://sfaiblog.org/2012/05/15/discovery_direction/

Discovery & Direction: An Art/Life Workshop

Conceived & conducted by Robert Atkins

Discovery & Direction is a workshop for artists presented by the Santa Fe Art Institute that focuses on ways to identify barriers, renew meaning and facilitate movement in your art. It entails discussion, writing, reading, and-by its end-the production of an action plan for moving forward. Its basis is art but it acknowledges that obstacles to making art or changes in it may have a psychological component. (As with so many areas of life, the anxieties, defenses, insecurities or whatever gets in the way of realizing goals are usually symptoms, rather than causes, of our problems.) We'll focus onidentifying and clarifying problems and transforming them into opportunities for change within the context of your circumstances and history, abilities and goals-whether you create art exclusively for your personal satisfaction or seek enhanced professional opportunities and standing

Discovery & Direction: An Art/Life Workshop lasts three-weeks and consists of 6 meetings-3 group sessions and 3 private "tutorials." The mix of group and individual meetings helps ensure that every participant's needs can be met. A wide range of goals is typically pursued by workshop members: From radically changing one's art to identifying the 'next step' professionally; and from overcoming distraction and disorganization to sharpening the ability to critically consider (and write or speak about) your own art and the work of others.

Before the first workshop session (and after you've registered for the workshop) reading will be (electronically) distributed and I will ask you to send me your CV and artist's statement. You should arrive both having read the assigned reading and considered your workshop goal(s). They may be as general as "moving my art to the next level" (can you define level?) or as (deceptively) simple as "I'd like to be able to approach curators, dealers and critics in a professional way." Because of its brevity and focus, benefiting from the workshop experience will require a few hours' work each week.

Topics for consideration include:
• Art's nature and purpose (as self expression, entertainment, therapy, knowledge production, community building etc)
• The nature, purpose and origins of your art
• Issues of presentation (both in writing & power-point)
• Criticism & feed-back, critical thinking & self-criticism)
• Grants & funding
• Collaboration & competitions
• Art history & your place in it
• Allegiance to community (& how to encourage it)
• Professional strategies
• Professional etiquette
• Goals & action plan

Dates: July 9 - 27, 2012 Group meetings: Monday eves, July 9, 16 & 23, 6:30-9 pm, Three required private meetings by appointment by July 27

Tuition fee: $225 / $150 SFAI resident artists, students & members /Need-based, low-tuition-fee scholarships available and awarded on a case-by-case basis)

Robert Atkins is an art historian, curator and critic who has written for more than 100 publications, ranging from The New York Times to Wired. He is a former columnist for the Village Voice and co-author, in 2006, of Censoring Culture: Contemporary Threats to Free Expression. His texts ArtSpeak: A Guide to Contemporary Ideas, Movements, and Buzzwords and its modern-art companion, ArtSpoke, are among the best-selling art books of the past 25 years. He has organized more than forty exhibitions including From Media to Metaphor: Art About AIDS, the first international traveling museum show of its kind, and Fusion! Artists in a Research Setting, for Carnegie Mellon University, where he is a Fellow of the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry. He is an online media pioneer and recently produced ArtSpeak China, the first bilingual "wiki" devoted to contemporary Chinese art. He is a co-founder of Visual AIDS--the creators of Day Without Art and the Red Ribbon and a former board member of the American branch of the International Association of Art Critics. For more information visit www.RobertAtkins.net or contact him at rdatkins@gmail.com

Responses to Robert Atkins's workshops:
"I began Robert Atkins's workshop last summer hating to write and finished it better at writing and at thinking...Our group discussions functioned as useful critiques: They were honest, challenging, and safe--thanks to Robert's professionalism."Krista Elrick, Santa Fe

"Robert Atkins's workshop is about communication: It offers insight into what's current in the art world "out there" as well as an encounter with the personal art world within." Marcia Lyons, Waiheke Island, New Zealand

"Participating in Robert Atkins's workshop helped me become more creative, confident and professional. Working with him for a few weeks was like getting an MFA in real-world art practice." Joy Wilson Gray, San Francisco

Robert Atkins
Andy Warhol: "You have to be willing to get happy about nothing."
call or text: 760.272.0172
visit: www.robertatkins.net



11. Andrea Polli, Laurie Anderson, Coco Fusco, Nam June Paik, FF Alumns, in International Symposium on Electronic Art, Albuquerque, NM, Sept. 19-Jan. 6, 2013

ISEA2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness
Re-envisioning Art, Technology and Nature

International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA)
produced by 516 ARTS with The University of New Mexico, The
Albuquerque Museum of Art & History nd 100+ partners

Regional Programs:
September 19 24, 2012
September 20, 2012 January 6, 2013
September December, 2012

516 ARTS, The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History, National Hispanic
Cultural Center, New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science & multiple venues around Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos and the region

www.isea2012.org Register by July 25 to get the early-bird discount!


www.isea2012.org Pick up a copy or download the ISEA2012 Guide


Suzanne Sbarge, ISEA2012 Executive Producer, 516 ARTS,
suzanne@isea2012.org, 505-242-1445

Andrea Polli, ISEA2012 Artistic Director, UNM, andrea@isea2012.org,

Andrew Connors, ISEA2012 Steering Committee, The Albuquerque Museum,
aconnors@cabq.gov, 505-243-7255


Suzanne Sbarge, suzanne@isea2012.org, 505-242-1445


Check out our Kickstarter campaign to contribute to ISEA2012 and
great loot and incentives. Contact the nonprofit 516 ARTS for the direct link to the June/July Kickstarter campaign, or to contribute to ISEA2012 anytime!

In the fall of 2012, 516 ARTS and partners present ISEA2012 Albuquerque:
Machine Wilderness, a conference, exhibition and season-long series of events exploring the discourse of global proportions on the subject of art, technology and nature. The International Symposium on Electronic Art is the worlds premier forum for advancing exchange and innovation among artists, scientists and technologists. As host for ISEA2012, Albuquerque joins Istanbul, Helsinki, Munich, Singapore, Sydney and other major cities worldwide as an international center for creativity and technology.
Over 100 artists and 400 presenters are coming from 29 countries to present and/or exhibit at ISEA2012. The symposium consists of the main conference based in Albuquerque (September 19 24, 2012), a multi-site exhibition based at 516 ARTS and The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History (September 20, 2012 January, 6, 2013), and an expansive, regional collaboration throughout the fall of 2012, with art exhibitions, public programs and an in-depth youth education program focused on teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) through Art. ISEA2012 includes ground-breaking collaborations between artists and scholars with scientific and technological communities. It will draw a wealth of leading creative minds from around the globe, and engage our local community through innovative partnerships.

The ISEA2012 title Machine Wilderness references the New Mexico region as
an area of rapid growth and technology within vast expanses of open land, and aims to present visions of a more humane interaction between technology and wilderness in which machines can take many forms to support life on Earth. Machine Wilderness focuses on creative solutions to the challenge of advancing technology while sustaining the global natural environment.
Sub-themes include Power, Creative Economies, Transportation, Wildlife and The Cosmos.

ISEA2012 CONFERENCE - Register at www.isea2012.org

The main conference takes place in Albuquerque September 19 24, 2012,
with pre-conference activities in Southern New Mexico and El Paso, post-conference days along New Mexicos Cultural Corridor in Santa Fe and Taos, and several field trips. A sampling of conference programs can be viewed at www.isea2012.org and in the ISEA2012 guide. The conference includes the following focus days: Latin American Forum showcases Latin American digital culture, critical theory and media arts, highlighting fresh contributions coming from south of the U.S. border; and Intel Education Day focuses on STEM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) through Art, with programs for teachers and youth as part of the statewide ISEA2012 Education Program sponsored by Intel. Scholarships are available for 6th 12th teachers and students.


The main exhibition for ISEA2012 is based at both The Albuquerque
of Art & History and 516 ARTS, with off-site projects at the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History, the Rainosek Gallery at the UNM School of Architecture & Planning, Richard Levy Gallery and the Alvarado Urban Farm.
The exhibition features work that combines art, science and technology, demonstrating the role art can play in re-envisioning the world. The over 100 artists are from 16 countries: Austria, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, the U.K. and the USA. The exhibition was juried and curated through an international call for proposals, which drew close to 1,500 submissions from artists and presenters around the globe. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalog published by the acclaimed Radius Books, which will be distributed internationally.


The following are just a few of the exciting, featured, guest performers and artists. During the conference, the legendary Laurie Anderson, icon of the electronic art and music world, performs her brand new show at ISEA2012. DIRTDAY! and gives a keynote talk (presented with AMP concerts).
David Moss (Germany), performs Hyperglyphyx, a solo performance on the edges of technology featuring voice, electronics, stories and FTL (faster than logic) communication (presented with Outpost Performance Space).
During the Downtown Block Party, composer Christopher Marianetti and dancer/choreographer Mary Margaret Moore perform Symphony 505, in which low rider cars become the instruments of a new music and dance work. As music emanates from the cars internal sound systems, the cars become like a vehicular orchestra. At the end of the work, the audience is able to play or DJ the cars, from local car clubs the Down Low Car Club and La Familia.
Titia Ex (The Netherlands) presents Flower from the Universe, a gigantic sculpture that is a light flower with a heart modeled on a nerve cell, encircled by a garland of graceful stems. By walking around the artwork, visitors set off a wave of moving colors. Ivan Puig and Andrs Padillla Domene (Mexico) display SEFT-1, a Manned Railway Exploration Probe vehicle equipped with a Hi-Rail system that enables it to move on rails traveling abandoned railways to document largely remote areas of the country, creating a futuristic exploration of Mexicos past. Coco Fusco speaks on the panel Technotopia: The Colonization of the Body as the Ultimate Frontier, about the use of technologies to problematize the Southwestern border of the United States. Kwende Kefentse (Canada) and Tahir Hemphill speak on how Hip Hop culture and music have been transformed by technological innovations. Chip Lord speaks for his part in the Ant Farm Collective and the creation of Cadillac Ranch to address transportation, media and communication and land art. Fred Paulino and Lucas Mafra (Brazil) present their Gambiocycle, a mobile broadcast unit that is a tricycle containing electronic gear for interactive video projection and digital graffiti in public space. Other artists include Rubn Ortiz-Torres, Leo Villarael, Agnes Chavez, Nam June Paik, Seoungho Cho (Korea) and many more!


Coordinated by 516 ARTS, the season-long, regional collaboration
over 100 partnering organizations including museums, arts organizations, environmental groups, government and the scientific and technological communities. See the ISEA2012 guide for a full listing of ISEA2012 fall collaboration programs.


ISEA2012 is part of a series of symposia that started in 1988 and is
overseen by the ISEA International foundation (www.isea-web.org). The International Symposia on Electronic Art have become the most important academic gathering on electronic art world-wide and aim at bringing together the worlds of art and science. ISEA is a nomadic event. The next editions are ISEA2013 in Sydney, Australia (www.isea2013.org) and ISEA2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.



12. Franklin Furnace, now online, at the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs' Materials for the Arts blog, http://mfta.wordpress.com/

Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc. is profiled at http://mfta.wordpress.com/

Thank you.



Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller