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Rise Industries at the Institute of Cultural Inquiry – Day 1

posted by on 2011.05.31, under art, culture, exhibition, ICI Residency

Over the next few weeks the whole crew at Rise Industries will be participating in a residency (some in person, some via mail/skype/phone/email) and show over at the Institute of Cultural Inquiry in west Los Angeles. We will be tracking the development of our various projects and excursions here of course.
Michele and I will start inhabiting their lab and gallery spaces this week, and get down to doing some research and interventions. Later this week Sarah Rushford will join us there, and we will be organizing information flows to and from the rest of our membership in order to get them involved. This whole undertaking will be experimental in a few different ways, especially as an experiment in modes of collaboration and attempts at cross-pollination of ideas. We shall see how it goes.

In the meantime, I have been tossing together some ideas and images related to our vague research directions of time and distance.

Since the Earth rotates at a steady rate of 360° per day, or 15° per hour, there is a direct relationship between time and longitude.

The vernal equinox itself precesses very slowly in a westward direction relative to the fixed stars, completing one revolution every 26,000 years approximately.

During the time needed by the Earth to complete a rotation around its axis (a sidereal day), the Earth moves a short distance (approximately 1°) along its orbit around the sun.

Therefore, after a sidereal day, the Earth still needs to rotate a small additional angular distance before the sun reaches its highest point. A solar day is, therefore, nearly 4 minutes longer than a sidereal day.

Locations (to date):

Munich, Germany

WGS84 48° 8′ 0″ N, 11° 34′ 0″ E
48.133333, 11.566667

Los Angeles, CA, USA

WGS84 34° 3′ 0″ N, 118° 15′ 0″ W
34.05, -118.25

Somerville, MA, USA

WGS84 42° 23′ 15″ N, 71° 6′ 0″ W
42.3875, -71.1

Boston, MA, USA
WGS84 42° 21′ 28″ N, 71° 3′ 42″ W
42.357778, -71.061667

Haridwar, India

WGS84 29° 57′ 36″ N, 78° 9′ 36″ E
29.96, 78.16

Play-Jurisms is this weekend!

posted by on 2011.05.20, under Uncategorized

Curious about how copyright and alternatives impact your creative work? Wondering how other creatives are using or misusing copyright? Want to know how to protect your work from being stolen– or how much of other people’s works you can include in your own?

Play-Jurisms is a 2-day series geared towards creatives. Over the weekend of May 21 and 22, 2011, we’ll have a number of events that address these important, and often confusing issues.

Saturday, May 21:
-130pm. Miguel Danielson, “Copyright Offense and Defense for Artists” (lecture)
-3pm. Sheri Mason, “Recent Trends in Artists Rights” (lecture)
-430pm. Massachusetts Pirate Party, “Culture Should be Shared, Not Monopolized” (lecture)
-(Break)
-7pm. “Sonic Outlaws” (documentary film)

Sunday, May 22:
-2pm. Don Schaefer. “Create, Don’t Appropriate: The Dangers of Misplaced Anger in the War on Corporate Mass Media Culture”
-315pm. “Panel Discussion: Artists Who Appropriate and the Art That They Make” (Alana Kumbier; Danny Mekonnen; Dirk Adams; Vela Phelan)
-430pm. Boston Radical Reference Collective “Workshop”/ “Show-And-Tell Discussion” (open to everyone who wants to talk)
-(break)
-7pm. Gang Clan Mafia (multimedia performance)
-8pm. Factory Seconds (music performance)

Play-Jurisms is organized by David Taber and Tim Devin, and will be held at the Democracy Center near Harvard Square. All events are FREE!

See our website for a full description of events, etc.: http://playjurisms.wordpress.com/
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Preparations for Rise Industries Residency at Institute of Cultural Inquiry

posted by on 2011.05.13, under art, culture, ICI Residency, news

Here are some photos from our first day preparing for the upcoming Rise Industries residency at the Institute of Cultural Inquiry. We will be part 8 of the 100/10 (100 Days, 10 Visions) project series and plan to collaborate across time and space with our fellow Rise Industries members from around the globe.

Thank you Anna and Elaina for a great day today! Jeremy and I are so inspired that we haven’t left the studio since we got home.

 

Wabi Savvy at Jaus

posted by on 2011.05.07, under art, exhibition, review

Before I get into this post for real, let me just say I have a backlog of photos from many great art shows and other events from the past year – and for whatever reason (something to do with either managing an apartment building project, or working on a play or two, or getting some installations done or some other such nonsense) I have not gotten around to posting anything about them at all. So, I am going to try and get this archive of stuff out into teh interwebs where people can actually see it. Since its been awhile for many of these, I may just put up my photos, or try and write some brief things about them. Either way, if you want more info on any, post in the comments and I will get to it.

With that out of the way, this one is more recent than some: the Wabi Savvy group show at Jaus gallery in West LA – Ichiro Irie’s fantastic little space on a suburban street across from the rock climbing gym. Wabi Savvy is a satellite exhibition of Gateway Japan Organized by Torrance Art Museum, and features over a dozen contemporary Japanese artists with the tag line “The image you already have of the warped Japanese sensibilities are probably all true”. The show opened right after the recent earthquake, then tsunami, then nuclear disaster in Japan – so Japan’s plight was already on everyone’s mind at the show which may have colored our perception of the works presented. The show ran from March 18 to May 1, 2011.

A very coherent show across many media, I found several standout works among the small collection.

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