Die Antwoord - Zef Side (Official)

Jabberwocky - Jan Svankmajer (clip) www.cinema16.org

Madeline Kahn - You'd Be Surprised!

A Century of Sound - Treasures of The New York Public Librar

drawing machine by Dan Grayber (close up)

Film-womens art/history a secret joy/revolution


!Women Art Revolution (!W.A.R.) charts the evolution of the Feminist Art Movement in America from the 1960s to the present, illuminating how this multi-faceted and under-explored movement—which some claim to be the most significant one of the late 20th century—radically transformed the art and culture of our times.
Armed with a borrowed camera, Hershman Leeson began interviewing fellow artists in her living room, in Berkeley, California, as early as 1966. Through conversations, art, and rarely-seen archival footage, visionary artists, curators and critics present an intimate portrayal of their fight to break down the barriers facing women both in the art world and society at large. The countless groundbreaking figures starring in it include Marcia Tucker, Nancy Spero, Silvia Sleigh, Carolee Schneemann, Miriam Schapiro, B. Ruby Rich, Yvonne Rainer, Yoko Ono, Miranda July, The Guerrilla Girls, Judy Chicago and many others.

has the rare honor to screen at Berlin, Sundance and Toronto Festivals. It will have its theatrical premiere at New York City’s IFC Center on June 3, 2011. !W.A.R. is a Zeitgeist Films Release.
For more information: www.womenartrevolution.com For future screenings: www.zeitgeistfilms.com

Concurrent Exhibition in New York
Feb 26–April 16, 2011?
Touched: A Space of Relations
Janine Antoni, Lygia Clark, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Annette Messager?


Art is Open Source (AOS) & Monica Biagioli on Resonance FM

Art is Open Source (AOS) & Monica Biagioli on Resonance FM, Feb 16th 2011.

Join Furtherfield on Resonance 104.4FM
Wednesday, Feb 16th 2011.
Time 7-8pm (UK - GMT).

Hosts: Marc Garrett, Irini Papdimitriou & Jonathon Munro
Special Guests: Art is Open Source (AOS) & Monica Biagioli.

This critically acclaimed broadcast is every Wednesday evening at 7-8pm,
a series of hour long live interviews with people working at the edge of
contemporary practices in art, technology & social change; discussing
events and controversies, exhibitions, artworks and their social
contexts. http://www.furtherfield.org/programmes/radio

Italian artist duo Art is Open Source (AOS) discuss their latest
project, REFF (RomaEuropaFakeFactory). REFF presents itself as a fake
institution, designing crafted applications and invasive practices - it
is a book, an urban performance, a world-wide networked distribution and
publishing tool. Consisting of 60 authors, artists, designers,
architects, hackers, journalists and activists.

Alongside the augmented world of REFF, Furtherfield is hosting an
exhibition at their gallery/lab/event space by Art is Open Source (AOS),
including works by Garrett Lynch, Rebar Group and Eleonora Oreggia aka
XNAME, all featured in the REFF publication. The exhibition will be
accompanied by a series of live performances, events and urban
interventions across London and around the world.

Monica Biagioli is an artist, writer and academic living in London,
currently in Barcelona doing research at the Museum of Contemporary Art
(MACBA) talking about her project Sound Proof. A series of five
exhibitions bringing together works by artists working with sound,
involving commissions by artists such as Jem Finer, John Wynne, Sarah
Heitlinger, and Angus Carlyle. www.monicabiagioli.com

Also showcasing music and noise, providing a rolling lineup of
experimental creative adventures for your amusement.



Other Info:

A living - breathing - thriving networked neighbourhood - proud of free
culture - claiming it with others ;)



Reviews, articles, interviews

Furtherfield Lab/Space/Gallery ? physical media arts Gallery (London)

Netbehaviour - Networked Artists email list Community.


Gertrude Stein and the Apocalypse

"Paris Was A Woman" - Gertrude Stein & Alice B. Toklas

Sylvia Beach Interview

Gertrude Stein home movie, circa 1927

Nina Simone - I put a spell on you

Natacha Atlas - I Put A Spell On You

Leyli Natacha Atlas

What the social media shutdown in Egypt showed us... Dan McQuillan

A post (from Netbehavior) reflecting on the impact of social media in egypt's
insurrection through the lens of the internet shutdown.
from dan mcquillan

"After the shutdown, people inside and outside of Egypt collaborated
to re-create the missing networks using the still-available
technologies of landlines, dial-up and ham radio. This paper argues
that this use of pre-digital technologies to form the kinds of
infrastructure afforded by social technologies is evidence of a
radical change in people?s perceptions of their world and its
connectedness.....I discuss how existing models need to become
responsive to the grassroots appropriation of technology, especially
the future creation of alternatives to the corporate internet. In
conclusion, I analyse the phrase 'Egypts Facebook Youth' as the emblem
of social media's impact".



its digital AND its art

Bill Thompson likes the ways technology and art intersect.
At a recent conference on the future of the arts in a digital world the opening night panel was asked to name a digital art work that had impressed them.
All stumbled, perhaps unsure of who was doing 'interesting' work in this rapidly changing field, leaving the delegates at the Media Festival/Arts with the sense that digital might not really count as far as they were concerned.
for full article click here
...silly billies...

Resonance FM radio interviews available

Broadcast of Mute Magazine & Responsive Ecologies on Resonance FM.

At last we have a podcast & downloadable mp3 of the interviews that took
place on Resonance FM in Dec 15th 2010, for all to hear.

Host: Marc Garrett
Special Guests: Josephine Berry Slater and Anthony Iles from Mute Magazine.
Jonathan Munro, Gareth Goodison and Parag K Mital of Responsive Ecologies.

listen to the 'minute silence' in the middle of the program for the
'Death of Education' in the UK.

Josephine Berry Slater and Anthony Iles co-authors of publication by
Mute (2010) No Room to Move: Radical Art and the Regenerate City,
featuring projects and interviews with: Alberto Duman, Freee, Nils
Norman, Laura Oldfield Ford and Roman Vasseur. For more information
about the book.

Josephine Berry Slater is editor of Mute magazine - a culture,
technology and politics magazine - and teaches on the Culture Industry
MA at Goldsmiths. She is co-author of No Room to Move: Radical Art and
the Regenerate City, and co-editor of Proud to be Flesh: A Mute Magazine
Anthology of Cultural Politics After the Net. She completed her PhD in
Site Specific Art on the Net in 2002.

Anthony Iles is a writer based in London. Contributing editor to Mute,
an online and quarterly print magazine, http://metamute.org and a
regular contributor to debates about regeneration around the London 2012
Olympics. Author of a pamphlet on flexible architecture, indeterminacy,
participation and regeneration entitled 'The Lower Lea Valley as Fun
Palace and Creative Prison'.

Responsive Ecologies exploring notions of captivity, collective
behaviour and human-nature social relations. The forms of interaction
within the work take inspiration from the study of ecology (the
relations of organisms, and their interactions with the environment) and
reflect upon the possible implications of our actions and activities on
the sustainability of future ecologies.

Gareth Goodison and Jonathan Munro have been working collaboratively as
captincaptin since 2007, creating installations and sculptures, which
interact and respond to public presence, and question the role of
audience participation in the display and creation of contemporary art.
They have presented their work at various new media events including
Futuresonic Festival, Abandon Normal Devices, Leeds Expo, and the V&A.

Furtherfield Radio
Resonance FM


Other Info:

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culture - claiming it with others ;)



Reviews, articles, interviews

Furtherfield Lab/Space/Gallery ? physical media arts Gallery (London)

Netbehaviour - Networked Artists email list Community.

Rewriting Lyotard and the sound of it...

I'm in cold old snowy slushy Edmonton (Canada) at the moment attending the Rewriting Lyotard Conference... (not presenting at this one) and listening, listening to the gaps in thinking...  to the richness-es and the stiffness's and openness's as they occur. As usual I wish conferences like this had space/time to  note what commonalities flowed between us. Never mind- its been pretty good. There have been some fantastic papers... full of affect and insight in equal measures... and of course my brilliant partner Daniel, who  presented his work was brilliant. 

But in the end it was the hearing of what was not said, - 'the unsound' and there were judgment aplenty aired from the gate keepers, even  in this fairly open field of Lyotard conversation (he'd be appalled)- that has given me the boost I need to push on with not just my  Steinian - sounded-language research but the  method I have been attempting to eastablish in the work itself...

I also realise I've been amiss in writing up what I'm currently working on on this sitefor awhile - the reseach and reading has had to be so thorough that this space has mainly become a pleasure ground (not such a bad idea) for things to keep me inspired and to push me to ask questions of my approach- the subject itself etc... its sort of become a field of evidence and associated linkages to support my thinking and its been really helpful in that. When trying to make something new  you need lots of the  arrows to it collected in one spot. So I guess this site so far has worked as signage - think highways to the next town/s. But now that I'm o the outskirts I plan to outline what I'm finding there... so more from me... thank you for your comments and interests in what I'm doing and in what I collect... off to day 3 of the lovely Mr Lyotard!!


The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again invited readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. 

Here are the winners: 
1. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.

2. Ignoranus : A person who's both stupid and an asshole.
3. Intaxicaton : Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.
4. Reintarnation : Coming back to life as a
5. Bozone ( n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future. 

6. Foreploy : Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.. 
7. Giraffiti : Vandalism spray-painted very, very high 
8. Sarchasm : The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.
9. Inoculatte : To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.
10. Osteopornosis : A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)
11. Karmageddon : It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer. 
12. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.
13. Glibido : All talk and no action. 
14. Dopeler Effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly. 
15. Arachnoleptic Fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a  spider web.
16. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the
 morning and cannot be cast out.
17. Caterpallor ( n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you're eating.
The Washington Post has also published the winning submissions to its yearly contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings for common words.
And the winners are:

1. Coffee, n. The person upon whom one coughs. 
2. Flabbergasted, adj. Appalled by discovering how much weight one has gained. 
3. Abdicate, v. To give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.
4. Esplanade, v. To attempt an explanation while drunk.
5. Willy-nilly, adj. Impotent. 
6. Negligent, adj. Absentmindedly answering the door when wearing only a nightgown.
7. Lymph, v. To walk with a lisp.
8. Gargoyle, n. Olive-flavored mouthwash.
9. Flatulence, n. Emergency vehicle that picks up someone who has been run over by a steamroller.
10. Balderdash, n. A rapidly receding hairline.
11. Testicle, n. A humorous question on an exam. 
12. Rectitude, n. The formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists. 
13. Pokemon, n. A Rastafarian proctologist.

14. Oyster, n. A person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms. 
15. Frisbeetarianism, n. The belief that, after death, the soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.
16. Circumvent, n. An opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jewish men


SPY VS SPY from Anthony Michael Sneed on Vimeo.

Communicate if Your Government Shuts Off Your Internet From Wired How-To Wiki

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Scenario: Your government is displeased with the communication going on in your location and pulls the plug on your internet access, most likely by telling the major ISPs to turn off service.
This is what happened in Egypt Jan. 25 prompted by citizen protests, with sources estimating that the Egyptian government cut off approximately 88 percent of the country's internet access. What do you do without internet? Step 1: Stop crying in the corner. Then start taking steps to reconnect with your network. Here’s a list of things you can do to keep the communication flowing... click here for more
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