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May 21, 2007

Furtherfield May 21, 2007


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Charlotte Frost Interviews David Rokeby- Twisting Fistfuls of Time (Part 1) :: An Interview with David Rokeby, in conjunction with his first UK retrospective ‘Silicon Remembers Carbon’, FACT, Liverpool, (20th April – 10th June). David Rokeby has won acclaim in both artistic and technical fields for his new media artworks. A pioneer in interactive art and an acknowledged innovator in interactive technologies, Rokeby has achieved international recognition as an artist and seen the technologies which he develops for his work given unique applications by a broad range of arts practitioners and medical scientists. Part 2 of the interview.

Review on TRANSreveLATION by Natasha Chuk :: TRANSreveLATION was a one-night showcase of live performance, dance, real-time processing, and a reverie of previously recorded audio compositions. Performed on April 26, 2007 in the basement auditorium of the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of New York in midtown Manhattan, fifty guests gathered to engage in and aurally witness a unique collection of sound art and movement. Nature and technology remarkably mix as a means of exploring the concept of ekphrasis, the basis for this concert, developed and curated by Melissa Grey and Jim Briggs III.

Put simply, ekphrasis is imagery dramatically translated by poetry, but it pertains to any form of media. Pulling us deep into the trail of inspiration, ekphrasis can provide an artist the opportunity to delightfully bury the tracks of artistic motivation in an interpretative web of rhetoric, freely describing one form with another. That tactic is clearly demonstrated in this program.

Review on html_butoh by Alexandra Boutros -lost in…metamorphosis: ursula endlicher’s html_butoh :: Butoh is enigmatic. Sometimes characterized as dance, sometimes as theatre, sometimes as meditation on what it means to be human, butoh seems to resist definition and easy categorization. Undeniably, however, butoh is about movement. Butoh emerged in post world-war II Japan, in part rising out of dissatisfaction with the prevalence of Western dance movements and influences in that country. Some have suggested that the goal of butoh is for the dancer to cease being him/herself, to stop being human, and to become instead another entity altogether. If butoh drives the human out of the dancer through movement, Ursula Endlicher’s html_butoh—a web-driven performance piece—raises questions about humanness in the realm of the internet.

Review by Wylie Schwartz: Kollabor8 - Toegristle Studios :: Kollabor8 is a ‘perceptual canvas blog,’ where any given chain of images has infinite potential for change as each artist manipulates the previous image, and so forth. Functioning as an artists’ hub, members are invited to transform works of digital collage by adding original images, digital photos, reproductions and scans, or by starting a new chain. To encourage collaboration, members are not permitted to upload a direct mutation to their own image. To encourage growth of chains a system of credits is in place. Two credits buy a new chain, and one is earned for every five images uploaded to a pre-existing chain. The art in this case is a virtual archive of the process of creating a work of art.

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Posted by jo at May 21, 2007 03:25 PM