YLEM blog A listing of events and news of YLEM and its members

April 17, 2008

01SJ Festival

Filed under: Non-YLEM — Nicholas @ 12:47 am

01SJ Volunteer

ZER01, organizers of 01SJ, a Global Festival of Art on the Edge, has announced plans for its second biennial festival, June 4-8. 01SJ will feature transformative and provocative new works from world-renowned artists and performers at the cross-section of contemporary art, technology, and culture. The five-day Festival includes exhibitions, films, concerts, performances, and nightlife occurring throughout downtown San Jose’s parks, public streets, museums, theaters, and clubs.

01SJ is North America’s newest and largest festival of digital arts. From a hip-hop, multi-media meditation on Antarctica to robot art, from conversations with artificial intelligence to operatic performances of Google headlines about the environment, from avant-garde cinema to new musical forms – more than 100 projects will be featured at 01SJ. Festival organizers expect it to be a perspective-altering experience that entertains, enlightens, educates, and involves attendees in a new understanding of our changing world.

Of the artists participating in 01SJ, several have recently been featured in the New Frontier program at the Sundance Film Festival, while others have garnered major national and international awards.

Artists include: Cory Arcangel, Jim Campbell, Bruce Charlesworth, Daryl Cloran, Paul DeMarinis, DJ Spooky AKA Paul D. Miller, Anita Doron, Toni Dove, R. Luke DuBois, Kota Ezawa, Daniel Faust, Free Soil (Amy Franceschini, Corrine Matesich, Nis Romer, Stijn Schiffeleers, Adam Wight), Jason Freeman, Genevieve Grieves, Mateo Guez, David Haines, Joyce Hinterding, Shih Chieh Huang, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Jane Marsching, Jennifer + Kevin McCoy, Mongrel (Graham Harwood, Richard Wright, Matsuko Yokokoji), Adam Nash, Ed Osborn, Qiu Zhijie, Red 76 (Sam Gould), Favianna Rodriguez, Rova, Eddo Stern, Lían Amaris Sifuentes, Piotr Szyhalski, Terreform (Mitchell Joachim), Rubén Ortiz Torres, Craig Walsh, Marina Zurkow.


To volunteer with the 2nd Biennial 01SJ Global Festival of Art on the Edge, download and fill out the form below. When you’re done, send it to Bruce Labadie at brucelabadie@yahoo.com.

Download PDF Application form

Patterns SIG: Tesserae, Teetor’s Labyrinth and Myrrh Art

Filed under: Patterns in Nature — Nicholas @ 12:28 am

April 20, this Sunday, at 3 pm. at
Canessa Gallery
708 Montgomery, intersection of Montgomery, Columbus and Washington.
San Francisco

Carpool: for those on the Peninsula, contact Trudy.

Public Transport: From BART Embarcadero Sta., go to Sansome and Market and take the #10 down Sansome. From Caltrain, take the #30 to Stockton and Columbus and walk downhill 5 blocks on Columbus.

What: See Trudy Myrrh’s show plus play with Mary Teetor’s amazing labyrinth algorithms.

FLASH! The dates of Myrrh’s show have been extended to May 24th! Trudy will be giving a talk in late April or early May.

Member News: China Rejects Worthington’s “Gateway to Hope”

Filed under: Member News — Nicholas @ 12:07 am

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Nancy Worthington’s artwork, is beingcensored from the International Women’s Exhibit, Her Presence in Colours VIII–Beijing 2008, taking place in April, 2008, at the China National Art Gallery. On March 25, 2008, Ms. Worthington received a phone call and e-mail from the Conservatory of Fine Arts (exhibition coordinators in Malaysia) telling her that “Gateway To Hope” was being censored by the China National Censorship Board because of its political context (although works by other artists, which contained political content such as opposition to the Iraqi war and Palestinian-Israeli conflict, were left in the show).

Nancy Worthington’s artwork was accepted in October 2007 into the exhibition organized by the International Women Artists – China (INWAA-China) and the Beijing Women Artists Association. Nancy Worthington is one of 8 artists representing the United States in this exhibition. Artists were asked to submit an artwork that “reflects an issue that is related to the theme: Dream of Peace.”

Ms. Worthington created “Gateway To Hope” specifically for the theme of world peace, and the image was posted on the Her Presence in Colours website (www.art-her.com) in January 2008, in the USA artists’ list. “Gateway To Hope” has now been replaced by “Elvis Solid Gold”–which has nothing to do with the exhibition theme. For more information: go to Nancy Worthington’s website at: www.domjoy.com and click on site news.



April 15, 2008

YLEM Forum: Area 2881, Art Robotics Studio

Filed under: Forums — Nicholas @ 1:12 am

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Wednesday, May 14, 7:30pm
The audience is encouraged to arrive at 7 pm to socialize.

Studio 2881
2881 23rd St. and Florida, San Francisco, CA 94110

Come explore the art and inner workings of Area 2881, studio to Carl Pisaturo. Learn about reliable electrics, electric nervous systems and the mysteries of led pulsing strobe lights. Explore the processing and properties of materials like 2 part urethane polymers, belts, shafts and ball bearings, silicone elastomers and miniature wire rope.

Carl Pisaturo is an area artist, currently focused on operations in experimental aesthetics, focused on constructions thematically revolving around robotics, electronics and computer interfacing. He has built experimental objects exploring the human form, other organic formations, myth, other elements of popular culture. Carl earned a BA in Biology at Boston University, a BS in geology at UMASS, and as worked as an applications engineer for the Stanford department of Neurology.

April 13, 2008

Call For Entries: Climate Clock Initiative with FUSE: Strategem

Filed under: Call For Entries — Nicholas @ 6:24 am

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FUSE: Stratagem

Climate Clock Initiative
The Climate Clock Global Initiative is seeking ideas from artist-led teams to create a major artwork entitled Climate Clock, which will measure changes in greenhouse gas levels, and be the first in a series of global projects calling attention to climate change. Climate Clock will be an instrument of long-term measurement and will collect data for 100 years. The artwork will be located in downtown San Jose, California, Silicon Valley’s city center, and will be a collaboration between an artist-led team composed of artists, international and Silicon Valley engineers and other creative professionals who are working with climate measurement and data visualization. It is anticipated that the budget for the construction of Climate Clock will be between $5 and $15 million, depending upon the scope of the final proposal.

To view the call visit http://cadre.sjsu.edu/fuse/strategem.html.

The Climate Clock Initiative is a collaboration between FUSE: cadre/montalvo artist research residency initiative and the City of San Jose Public Art program in cooperation with ZERO1.

April 7, 2008

Member Events: Musical Performances by Loren Means with Wigwaum

Filed under: Member Events — Nicholas @ 11:20 am

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Loren Means will be performing with the band Wigwaum on two upcoming occasions, playing her electronic trombone and recorder, as well as vocalizing. Loren and Douglas Katelus will show their films and play live soundtracks.

Thursday, April 10, they’ll be part of the International Noise Music Concert at 21 Grand in Oakland, 416 25th St. (at Broadway) Oakland, CA 94612, (510) 444-7263, including such stalwarts as Weasel Walter. Starts at 9pm.

Thursday, April 17
Outsound presents
Luggage Store Gallery New Music Series
1007 Market St. @ 6th Street in San Francisco
Expected Contributions of $6-10.

Performing live soundtracks to experimental films with Kyle Bruckmann, Karen Stackpole, Tom Nunn, Andrew Voigt, David Michalak.

9:00pm – Wigwaum
16mm and Super8 Avant Garde Film & Sound Original film from the past 40 years!
Douglas Katelus, Loren Means, Randylee Sutherland.

April 6, 2008

Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)

Filed under: Non-YLEM — Nicholas @ 1:34 am


SFSU, downtown San Francisco, CA: May 12, 2008

LASER events are part of a series of cultural events about Artists and Scientists who work/think/imagine/engage at the intersections of the Arts and Science by Leonardo/ISAST.

6:00pm-6:30: Socializing/networking.

6:30-6:45: Welcome by Jeff Babcock (Executive Director of the International Center for the Arts, SFSU, and Leonardo ISAST board member) and Piero Scaruffi, organizer of the LASER events.

6:45-7:15: Ken Goldberg, Director of the Berkeley Center for New Media on “Robots as Naturalists”. Ken will present experiments and questions raised by robots and social networks, ranging from ouija boards to human “tele-actors,” and tell a true story about how invasions of privacy led him and his students to investigate how robots can assist in monitoring the natural environment. He’ll describe a robotic system that they’ve deployed to assist the search for the ivory billed woodpecker, a bird of extreme interest to birdwatchers, ornithologists, and conservationists, whose last confirmed sighting was in 1944. Ken will also present the manifesto of the Berkeley Center for New Media and propose a new and hopefully controversial definition of “media.”

7:15-7:45: Carlo Sequin on “Knotty Sculptures”.

7:45-8:00: Richard Rinehart, Curator of the Berkeley Art Museum, on the forthcoming UC Berkeley Art Museum, on the forthcoming UC Berkeley “Big Bang” conference. Berkeley’s New Media Center and Leonardo ISAST are organizing a two-day academic conference, to be held in June 2008 at the Berkeley Museum. Richard will present the Berkeley Day of the conference (first day of the conference).

8:00-8:20: Kris Paulsen, grad student at Berkeley Center for New Media on “Participation TV”. Kris will examine a sequence of projects from the 1960s, to the present ways in which artists have worked to reverse the unidirectional structure of broadcast television. These artists introduce feedback into the networks by disrupting broadcasts, “hijacking” programs through pseudo-events and hostile takeovers, and by developing their own multi-directional systems that challenge the television viewer’s traditionally passive role. Exploiting the potential for liveness on television news, CCTV, and public access, the discussed artists attempt to develop direct contact between viewers and event, so that originally disparate and passive consumers of broadcast media become active participants in a reflexively networked crowd.

8:20-8:40:Trevor Paglen of the Department of Geography University of California at Berkeley on “The Other Night Sky”. Artist/geographer Trevor Paglen will talk about his recent project to track and photograph 189 classified “moons” (reconnaissance satellites) in Earth orbit. Along the way, he introduces us to an international network of satellite observers, tracks the history of two “stealth” satellites, and contemplates the relationship between classical empiricism and democracy.

8:45-9:45: Discussions, more socializing.

Space is limited. Please RSVP to Piero Scaruffi: p [at] scaruffi.com


April 5, 2008

Member News: Andrew Werby presents at Sculpture Numerique et Biomorphisme

Filed under: Member News — Torrey Nommesen @ 8:40 pm

3D images by Andrew Werby

YLEM member Andrew Werby presented his work at the French conference “Sculpture Numerique et Biomorphisme” (Digital Sculpture and Biomorphis) in October of last year. The conference featured artists from around the world who are wrestling with technology and trying to relate it to the natural world. He wrote and interesting article about his experience there on his blog.

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