Uriburu’s Coloration of the Grand Canal in Venice. Image courtesy of Nicolás García Uriburu.
Early in the morning of June 19, 1968, on the eve of the Venice Biennale, a young Argentine artist named Nicolás García Uriburu stunned the art world by dyeing the Grand Canal bright green to protest its pollution. He was arrested by the police, but was released when he demonstrated that the fluorescein he had used was not toxic.
Klaus Biesenbach, of MoMA PS1, “it wasn’t until Hurricane Continue reading
A new body of work by renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky will be on view from September 19 – November 2, 2013, at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery and Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York. The exhibitions, both entitled Water, represent the artist’s largest and most remarkable project to date, tracing in Continue reading
Man influences the earth on an unprecedented scale. Nature is no longer influencing us, we are influencing/shaping nature and in this way are interfering in a substantial way with the global system. Within the span of one life, the face of the earth has changed dramatically. Planet Earth has become Planet Man.
For the past decade, Steve Miller has made provocative artworks based on his collaboration with Rod MacKinnon, a Nobel Prize winner for his breakthrough work on the movement of ions across cell membranes. In paintings that juxtapose photographic, drawn, and silk-screened images with excerpts from MacKinnon’s notebooks, Miller’s work dissolves conventional distinctions between text and image to explore what distinguishes art from science. Continue reading
This accessible introduction explores both mainstream and experimental manifestations of electronic music. From early recording equipment to the most recent multimedia performances, the history of electronic music is full of interesting characters, fascinating and unusual music, and radical technology. Covering many different eras, genres and media, analyses of works appear alongside critical discussion of central ideas and Continue reading
Photo: Julie Hau for the DOT
Voice Tunnel is an interactive light and sound installation by Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer that transforms the 1,400 foot long New York City Park Avenue tunnel with 300 theatrical spotlights that produce glimmering arches of light along the tunnel’s walls and ceiling. Participants will be able to influence the intensity of each light by speaking into a special intercom at the tunnel’s center that records their voice and loops it. Louder speech increases the lights’ Continue reading
A SEAD White Paper has been posted for comment and discussion:
Opportunities and Obstacles Facing Scientists, Mathematicians, and Engineers Deeply Engaged in the Arts and Design by Carol Strohecker, Roger Malina, and Wendy Silk and is available here.
The White Paper resulted from interviews with 20 scientists : 7 Continue reading
If you have not been to Mass MoCA to see Xu Bing’s “Phoenix Project” yet, go soon before it leaves in October. It is a complex and stunning exhibition.
Xu Bing is one of the most important Chinese contemporary artists working today. The monumental amount of work and time Continue reading
First International Conference on Deep Listening
My hope is to inspire scientific inquiry and research on listening as well as to bring the world community together to share ideas and practice Deep Listening.
–Pauline Oliveros, Founder of Deep Listening Institute Continue reading
Healing Tiles by Brian Knep
Covering a hallway on the first floor of the 21C Museum Hotel are five large, organic tiles that wondrously are wounded and heal in response to visitors’ traffic. Fitting naturally with the building’s design, the tiles decrease in size from one end of the hall to the other, allowing for fascinating group and personal experiences while also creating a forced perspective – an illusion making the hall look longer than it is. Healing Tiles can be seen at the 21C Museum Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio. See the fascinating video of the work here.