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

September 21, 2008

Nancy Worthington

Filed under: Member Events — Jeremiah Allen Welch @ 11:23 pm

 

NANCY WORTHINGTON, www.domjoy.com

exhibits “Red”  in Banned & Recoveredartists respond to censorship

 at San Francisco Center for the Book
August 15 to November 26



 

 RED” © 2008 by Nancy Worthingtonwww.domjoy.com

Mixed-media interactive kinetic wall relief with sound

8 ft. (length) x 4ft (height) x 10ft(depth)

 

RED“, an allegorical romp though Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s frightening tale Little Red Cap (better known as Little Red Riding Hood).  In my artwork, RED, the themes of deception, disguise, fear, intrigue, sexism, predator vs. prey, victor vs. vanquished, and the theme of rescue are now transformed to the 21st Century 2008 political landscape. Little Red Riding Hood is now Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama becomes the duality of both the Wolf and the Woodsman and Bill Clinton is the Mother/Grandmother.  Created specfically for this invitational exhibition, the artwork is constructed to look like an open book, hinged in the middle. Through the use of a series of brightly colored three-dimensional scenes containing playful objects and interactive games, I lead the viewer/participant through the revised narrative. 

 

Banned & Recoveredartists respond to censorship

San Francisco Center for the Book

and the African American Museum and Library at Oakland
Hanna Regev, curator

San Francisco Center for the Book
August 15 to November 26

opening reception: Friday, August 15, 6–8pm
gallery hours: Mon–Fri, 10–5; Sat 12–4
300 De Haro Street, 16th Street entrance
San Francisco  415.565.0545  www.sfcb.org

African American Museum and Library at Oakland

September 5 to December 31
opening reception: Friday, September 5, 6:30–9pm
gallery hours: Tues–Sat, 12–5:30
659 14th Street
Oakland, CA 510.637.0200  
www.oaklandlibrary.org/AAMLO

 

NANCY WORTHINGTON TO EXHIBIT POLITICAL ARTWORKS IN “I EXPRESS….”

 

 

 
Charles Schulz Information Center, University Library Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA
 
You are invited to Artist Reception and Voter Registration Party
September 25, 2008 from 4 to 6 P.M  The exhibit will continue through November 5.
 
 
“USDA Certified” (from the George Dubya series)
Mixed-media kinetic construction, 6′(h)x 2′(w)x 3′(d)
 
With the 2008 election looming, voters need to be concerned again with the voting certification process.
 
USDA Certified” delves into the disputed certificationof the ballots in our country’s first presidential election (in 2000) of the 21st century. Consider the absurdity of living in the information age and the age of technology with the very process of casting the ballot and voting conducted in such an archaic and antiquated manner, that the election statistically hung in the balance by a few chads (with punching holes in a paper card and having to check the tallies by hand-counting one by one.)
 
In “USDA Certified” I have chosen to depict this historic dilemma by juxtaposing the food certification process and the electoral certification process.  Both inspections of meats and inspection of ballots are riddled with confusion and corruption”

 

Nancy Worthington

Filed under: Member Events — Jeremiah Allen Welch @ 11:21 pm

NANCY WORTHINGTON, www.domjoy.com

exhibits “Red”  in Banned & Recoveredartists respond to censorship

 at San Francisco Center for the Book
August 15 to November 26



 RED” © 2008 by Nancy Worthingtonwww.domjoy.com

Mixed-media interactive kinetic wall relief with sound

8 ft. (length) x 4ft (height) x 10ft(depth)

 

RED“, an allegorical romp though Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s frightening tale Little Red Cap (better known as Little Red Riding Hood).  In my artwork, RED, the themes of deception, disguise, fear, intrigue, sexism, predator vs. prey, victor vs. vanquished, and the theme of rescue are now transformed to the 21st Century 2008 political landscape. Little Red Riding Hood is now Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama becomes the duality of both the Wolf and the Woodsman and Bill Clinton is the Mother/Grandmother.  Created specfically for this invitational exhibition, the artwork is constructed to look like an open book, hinged in the middle. Through the use of a series of brightly colored three-dimensional scenes containing playful objects and interactive games, I lead the viewer/participant through the revised narrative. 

 

Banned & Recoveredartists respond to censorship

San Francisco Center for the Book

and the African American Museum and Library at Oakland
Hanna Regev, curator

San Francisco Center for the Book
August 15 to November 26

opening reception: Friday, August 15, 6–8pm
gallery hours: Mon–Fri, 10–5; Sat 12–4
300 De Haro Street, 16th Street entrance
San Francisco  415.565.0545  www.sfcb.org

African American Museum and Library at Oakland

September 5 to December 31
opening reception: Friday, September 5, 6:30–9pm
gallery hours: Tues–Sat, 12–5:30
659 14th Street
Oakland, CA 510.637.0200  
www.oaklandlibrary.org/AAMLO

Scott Draves

Filed under: — Jeremiah Allen Welch @ 11:19 pm

A Springer book entitled “The art of artificial Evolution: A handbook on evolutionary art and music”  The book includes chapters written by artists and scientists that employees artificial intelligence techniques inspired on natural evolution to the creation of art, design, music
and architecture. Some of the authors are “Philip Galanter, Scott Draves, Christian Jacob, Alan Dorin, Günter Bachelier, Gary Greenfield and Jon McCormack”. In the website “http://art-artificial-evolution.dei.uc.pt/” there are information such us the table of contents, preface and so.

Leonard Shlain

Filed under: — Jeremiah Allen Welch @ 11:16 pm

HarperCollins, the publisher of Art & Physics, has reissued the book with a new cover and Shlain wrote a few additional chapters. Increasingly, art schools and universities are using it as a source book.

Shlain’s speaking engagements this fall will be a weekend workshop from Oct 17th to the 19th at Esalen in Big Sur. He will be discussing Leonardo’s Brain along with other books in a free ranging discussion. Shlain will be a speaker at the Idea Festival in September in Louisville, Kentucky.  

September
Sept: 24 Guest on the Dr. Mehmet Oz show associated with Oprah
Sept: 27 Idea Festival, Louisville KY 2:30-3:30 PM Sex, Time and Power
www.ideafestival.com

October 
Oct: 3-5 Norman and Lyn Lear’s Salon Shaftsbury, VT. Invitation only. 
Oct: 17th-19th Esalen, Leonardo’s Brain, weekend workshop Big Sur, CA
www.Esalen.com 
Oct: 23 Partner’s Conference, Keynote, Leonardo’s Brain, Banker’s Club
Bank of America Bldg. SF, CA. Invitation Only 

November 
Nov: 6-9 Mediterranean Association of International Schools Keynote
Madrid, Spain. Sex, Time and Power www.mais-web.org
Nov: 11-12 Fusion Project Keynote UC Davis Art & Physics 
deullman@ucdavis.edu

December
Dec: 1 Norman and Lyn Lear’s Salon, Los Angeles, CA. Invitation only.

Nice review of Leonardo’s Brain, in September 2008’s issue, of Marin Magazine. 
www.marinmagazine.com/Marin-Magazine/September-2008/Leonard-Shlain-MD

Ken Rinaldo

Filed under: Member News — Jeremiah Allen Welch @ 10:57 pm

 

Farm Fountain is a system for growing edible and ornamental fish and plants in a constructed, indoor ecosystem. Based on the concept of aquaponics, this hanging garden fountain uses a simple pond pump, along with gravity to flow the nutrients from fish waste through the plant roots. The plants and bacteria in the system serve to cleanse and purify the water for the fish.

This project is an experiment in local, sustainable agriculture and recycling. It utilizes 2-liter plastic soda bottles as planters and continuously recycles the water in the system to create a symbiotic relationship between edible plants, fish and humans. The work creates an indoor healthy environment that also provides oxygen and light to the humans working and moving through the space. The sound of water trickling through the plant containers creates a peaceful, relaxing waterfall. The Koi and Tilapia fish that are part of this project also provide a focus for relaxed viewing.

The plants we are currently growing include lettuces, cilantro, mint, basil, tomatoes, chives, parsley, mizuna, watercress and tatsoi. The Tilapia fish in this work are also edible and are a variety that have been farmed for thousands of years in the Nile delta.

Farm Fountain is a collaborative project by artists Ken Rinaldo and Amy Youngs. We hope you will be inspired to create one yourself. Please visit our illustrated “How-To” pages to see how we made our home version and join our free online forum to share your ideas.

NEWS: Farm Fountain 4, the large-scale version of this project is currently on display at the Te Papa Museum in New Zealand until January 2009. We were honored to receive a “Green Leaf Award” from the Natural World Museum

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September 16, 2008

ExoTV at Expressions Gallery

Filed under: Member Events — Torrey Nommesen @ 9:46 pm
Exo TV Aqua

Aqua

Expressions Gallery’s Visual Music series presents ExoTV

Enigmatic Vision, Improvised electro-acoustic music with kinetic ambient animations by Mika Pontecorvo (Flute, Live electronic prcessing/Max MSP) and Adriane Pontecorvo (Cello).

When: 7:00 PM, Saturday, September 20

What: Visual Music at Expressions Gallery, ExoTV: Enigmatic Vision; animations with live music

Who: Mika Pontecorvo (Flute, Live electronic prcessing/Max MSP) and Adriane Pontecorvo (Cello).

Where: Expressions Gallery, 2035 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703 (Near the Ashby BART Station).

Public Info: Admission Free; 510-644-4930, www.expressionsgallery.org

Contact: Loren Means, lorenmea@pacbell.net

A performance of improvised electro-acoustic music in interaction with kinetic ambient animations by Mika Pontecorvo (Flute, Live electronc processing/MaxMSP) and Adriane Pontecorvo (Cello)

This performance will include excerpts from the movements entitled BLIPVERT/SUBVERT (Due), CHOREO (Qua), and a full performance of the movement AQUA (Tre).

These are early results of a Kinetic Ambient Fiction Engine Architecture (KAFEA) being designed/developed by Mika with Neal Elzenga. Tonight’s performance utilizes source imagery from the artwork of Artist/Writer
Professor Meg Schoerke of San Francisco State University.

The KAFEA system is a follow-on from Pontecorvo and Elzenga’s earlier generative meta-design concepts entitled ‘Arties’, first presented at the AISB’99 Symposium on Creative Evolutionary Systems in Edinburgh, UK in 1999 and refined for the Generative Arts ’99 Conference in Milan that same year.

Background

Mika Pontecorvo studied composition with and worked as an assistant under, Electronic Music Pioneer, the late Professor Vladimir Ussachevsky. Mika’s other work includes Research and Development in artificial intelligence, virtual environments, and interactive media. Most recently this research has focused on the application of simulated evolutionary systems and other Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) concepts to design, arts, and product ideation.

Adriane Pontecorvo‘s Cello work began with performing live improvised film scores in a arabic-jazz-psychedelic fusion band in 2004. She has performed in a number of noise and experimental rock units since that time.

They are both currently members of the experimental ensembles Cartoon Justice and Theory Garden.

More of their work can be found at the following MySpace Pages:
cartoonjustice
theorygarden
dcr0
mikasf

or for more info email: ponte@edgebuzz.tv

September 3, 2008

Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, September 8, 2008

Filed under: Non-YLEM — Tags: , , , — Kathleen @ 12:12 pm

LASER is a bimonthly series of lectures and presentations in the San Francisco Bay Area organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. Space is limited. To RSVP email p (at) scaruffi (dot) com

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

6:45-7:15pm: Thomas Zimmerman IBM Almaden Research Center, on “Music as the Mother of Invention”

Many of my inventions started as input devices for musical instruments. The DataGlove was a means to play air guitar. The Personal Area Network was a means to play air drums. I shall discuss the development of input devices for electronic musical instruments and how they contributed to inventions.

7:15-7:45pm: William Hsu and Matt Heckert of the Multimedia & Visualization Lab at SFSU on “Sound Machines and Computer Control”

An overview of several mechanical sound installations and performances they have collaborated on over a 5 year period: the Rotifiers/Centripetal Sound, the Fencers, and the Chainboxes.

7:45-8:00pm: Break

8:00-8:20pm: Sharon Siskin, of WEAD

Over the past 20 years my studio art has had clear and sometimes subtle overlaps with science. Some recent projects make visual the detritus our family produces in the process of raising twin daughters. I will be showing documentation of a variety of recent and past gallery projects; from work that resulted in the creation of a garden at an AIDS hospice, to installations that combined reused, altered X-rays and scientific paraphernalia to address issues related to food and my ethnic identity, loss, memory and healing.

8:20-8:40pm: Deborah Munk, of the San Francisco Dump

An overview of the Artist in Residence Program at SF Recycling & Disposal and will focus on a few of the 70 artists who have had residencies. I will also discuss recycling, the Eastern Pacific Garbage Patch and sustainability.

8:40pm: Piero Scaruffi on the next Leonardo Art/Science evening

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

For more information, visit: www.leonardo.info/isast/laser.html

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