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March 16, 2007

Ursula Endlicher News


Singing Website Wallpaper, Website Wigs + More

Opening on March 28: Opening @ MediaNoche, 161 East 106th Streeet, First Floor, New York, NY 10029 :: Ursula Endlicher is having a solo show with two web-driven installations: "Singing Website Wallpaper", which gives voice to html by re-interpreting the code on the fly as a musical score and visualizing the scales as printed patterns on wallpaper; and "html-movement-library" (*), an online database of video performances articulating html code through gesture, movement and dance, as an installation / environment in the gallery. Visitors are invited to contribute their ideas to the ever-expanding repository. Workshops, an artist talk, and a performance (a new sequence of "Website Impersonations") at the end of the exhibition will round up the program. The show will run from March 28 - May 12.

On view until March 31 @ Wood Street Galleries, 601 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA: Thread

Should you be visiting Pittsburgh this month, make a stop at Wood Street Galleries to see Thread, a group show curated by Michele Thursz. Ursula is showing six "Website Wigs" splayed out as a "networked" environment that spans across a large section of the gallery wall. Website Wigs are html code taken from Websites such as Google.com, Microsoft.com or Intel.com, and braided into hair, representing each Website's hypertext link structure as a hair-do. The wigs are interconnected in the form of a "hairy" diagram, showing how the sites link to each other online. For more info, videos - a peek into the installation - and reviews please go to her website: http://www.ursenal.net

(*) Ongoing call for submissions to the html-movement-library: The html-movement-libary is an ongoing project welcoming submission to its online database of video clips and images. Contributors to the library become instantly part of web-based participatory performances such as html_butoh and are co-choreographing performances such as the "Website Impersonation" series...

Check it out, read about it, participate, enjoy at: http://turbulence.org/Works/html_butoh. Read reviews for both, the html-movment-library and html_butoh, on my website: http://.www.ursenal..net

The "html-movement-library" is supported in part by a grant from Turbulence.org. "html_butoh" is a 2006 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., (aka Ether-Ore) for its Turbulence web site. It was made possible with funding from the Jerome Foundation.

Posted by jo at March 16, 2007 12:40 PM