Brentwood Arts Exchange is hosting “Boundaries,” a one-day video art exhibition on March 18th
Brentwood Arts Exchange is hosting “Boundaries,” a one-day video art exhibition on March 18th
Image from video exhibit ‘Beyond the Gaze’ by Fitchburg artist CM Judge at ArtsWorcester
Bill Viola (left) assists the Swiss artists Muriel Olesen and Gérald Minkoff at the video art studio art/tapes/22, Florence, 1975.
In 1974, the American artist Bill Viola, then 23, spent 18 months in Florence, Italy, as technical director of the pioneering art video studio art/tapes/22. This month, an exhibition across historic sites in the city celebrates the influence that the artists of Florence — from the Renaissance to the ’70s avant-garde — have had on Viola’s own work. His lush, high-definition video installations — some featuring more than 100 performers — are shown alongside paintings and sculpture from the 15th century by Paolo Uccello, Donatello and Michelangelo. In the subterranean Strozzina galleries of the Palazzo Strozzi, photographs and early video works shed light on Viola’s time at art/tapes/22, where he assisted artists from around the world in realizing works in the medium.
Video Art Visions: Circles in Tompkins Square New York-based artist Jack Greer composes a visual love letter to the Lower East Side hangout
Video Art Visions: Circles in Tompkins Square
New York-based artist Jack Greer composes a visual love letter to the Lower East Side hangout
Bill Viola electrifies Palazzo Strozzi. He’s the undisputed master of contemporary video art, and it was right here in Florence back in the 1970s that his creative career took flight.
Video Art Installation Coming to Downtown Sacramento. ‘Beacon’ aims to light up K Street and foster dialogue.
Inspired by current politics and an increased focus on California and its state capital, two Sacramentans are looking to instigate dialogue around a new project coming to downtown.
The interactive, immersive projection, called Beacon, will run from mid-April to mid-July at the empty 930 K Street building, says producer and placemaker Tre Borden, who is running the project with local filmmaker, artist and Beacon curator, Jessa Ciel.
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Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science
DEADLINE: 31 MARCH 2017
“Calling for videos or performances for video that explore hormones, medical technologies, sexuality, gender and body modifications.”
Hormones play an immense role in every single human being’s life. Even before we are born, hormones are at work; they affect us in our mother’s womb and, as we get older, they regulate our moods, sleeping patterns, and growth. Once we hit puberty we are practically at the mercy of our hormones; they dictate our sexual development and impact our emotional and, in many ways, psychological development. As we grow older they affect our fertility, especially for women. Yet for playing such a critical role throughout our lives, few people stop to consider how important hormones are.
With the introduction of artificial hormones in the 1930s, medical scientists sought to identify and employ hormones in new ways. Since then, hormone treatments have affected the lives of millions of people and they are used in a variety of ways throughout contemporary society: contraceptive pills use hormones to prevent pregnancy; transgender people use hormones to express themselves more freely; thyroid disorders are now treatable; and, controversially, athletes are increasingly using hormones to enhance their performance.
Working with a range of stakeholders, we are developing an international public engagement programme entitled ‘Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science’. The programme will consist of a traveling exhibition of videos and a number of public debates. It will start in February 2018 at Project Space Plus at the University of Lincoln and travel in May 2018 to the Peltz Gallery at Birkbeck University in London. It will then visit Bologna (venue TBC) in Italy and Barcelona (venue TBC) in Spain at the end of 2018. The exhibition will remain 15-35 days in each city where three public debates that have been created specifically for each location will supplement the exhibition. The public engagement programme aims to raise awareness of the central role hormones play in our lives and how medical research has employed them in contradictory ways.
We are inviting artists to submit existing work or to create new videos or performances for video that explore hormones, medical technologies, sexuality, gender and body modifications. We are particularly interested in the relations and interactions between hormones and transsexuality, non-binary genders, intersexuality, physical alterations, birth control, fertility, menopause, sexology and performance enhancement to boost both athletic and sexual performances.
The Jury members Lois Keidan, Laura Leuzzi, Carlos Motta and Issey Osman will select up to 10 works for the exhibition, which will be curated by the arts organisation, Arts Feminism Queer (www.cuntemporary.org).
Artists will receive a fee of £100 for screening their work and will be invited to take part in the launch of the video installation in London. Where possible, we will contribute to travel costs and cover accommodation expenses for video authors.
We will also publish a full colour catalogue for the public engagement programme, which will feature all the artists’ works and topics discussed in the public debates.
For more information, application and guidelines visit http://transitionalstates.com/opencall
For further information about the open call, please contact
OPEN CALL FOR DEEP TRASH: ROYAL TRASH
DEADLINE: SATURDAY 18 MARCH 2017
CUNTemporary is now accepting proposals for a new episode of “Deep Trash”, the unique multi-disciplinary exhibition and performance club night in London.
Calling for performances, videos and artworks to be shown on Saturday 29 April 2017 at the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, London. We accept proposals by artists of any artistic background and nationality. We are also keen to hear from writers and academics responding to the call either in written form (theory and cross-genre) or through a performative lecture.
For the next 3 episodes of Deep Trash, we are delighted to have the support of the Department of Drama at Queen Mary University (London) - one of the leading research centres for performance and drama across the UK – who will host our symposium on Thursday 27 April 2017 entitled ‘Power, Subcultures & Queer Stages’ with a keynote talk by Dr. Shaun Cole, fashion historian, curator and writer. Our headline artist for the live art night will be the one and only “Un-Royal Variety” Star Jonny Woo.
This call mainly looks at the relations & tensions between subcultures & high society, state & monarchy, class & sexual expressions, empires and colonialism. We welcome proposals at the intersections of queer, feminist, postcolonial discourses or artistic frameworks.
This event’s applications may include, respond to, be affected by, but not restricted to:
- (Un)making the Empire: examining the social construction of Whiteness.
- A cabinet of curiosities: colonialist and patriarchal spectacles re-imagined.
- Contemporary takes on Victorian literature & class discourses.
- Kings and Queens: royalty and drag culture.
- Royal Scandals: revival and re-appropriation of Royal chronicles.
- Dancefloors, podiums & other queer stages: sub- and counter-cultures at the club.
- ‘Jubilee’: Punk & Anarchy as a resistance to monarchy.
- Aristocrazy: middle/upper class Bohemia and extravagance.
- Camp: style, subcultures and sexual politics.
- ‘I want a Dyke for President’: counter-actions, anti-heroes and alternative role models
- Rulers & Responsibility: eco-feminist critiques of Earth Crimes.
- The Golden Cage: female domesticity and oppression in the house, the castle or the Harem.
- Vajazzles, Golden Showers, Royal Albert and Pearl Necklaces: Royal Slang & Sexual PracticesOrientalism and Occidentalism: Art as social distortion.
- ‘Let them eat cake’: inequalities between the people and the monarchy.
- Waacking and Voguing: the relation of dance and dance spaces to the queer community.
- Oligarchy, kleptocracy and plutocracy: critiques of wealth and state corruption.
- Non-noble entities of wealth and power, such as mafia, “nouveau riches”, yuppies, socialites and media personalities.
- Sex and power in Dynasty and contemporary soap operas.
- An Un-Royal Variety: subverting the canon of mainstream culture.
To apply please follow the link: http://www.cuntemporary.org/open-call-deep-trash-royal-trash
The programme is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
For further information:
Arts | Feminism | Queer
‘Electronic Renaissance’ show opens
The exhibit 'Electronic Renaissance’ on the work of New York-based international video artist Bill Viola opened this week at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence.
The show, which runs through July 23, is curated by his wife Kira Perov and the director of the foundation Arturo Galansino.
Viola’s videos are showcased on huge screens hung on Palazzo Strozzi’s walls and ceilings or at the center of darkened rooms to focus on the human body and life as it is symbolically cancelled by fire or submerged by water.
Video installation by experimental filmmaker on display at CU Boulder
“From March to July 2017, Bill Viola will take over the whole of the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence for a major retrospective…” - Mei Anne Foo
“Bill Viola, the acclaimed contemporary artist, is back in Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance masters who inspired some of his most famous works, powerful, immersive video installations dealing with the extremes of human emotion and experience.”
“Kissing point” is a little-known concept used to articulate the geographic junctures where the two territories of Israel and Palestine make contact or overlap, indicating points of geopolitical contention.
“Saige Rowe makes brightly colored videos in which she performs simple movements and actions, such as draping a scarf around her neck or uprooting a patch of grass, in closely framed shots that never fully reveal her face or body to the viewer. Cut off from other contextual clues by the isolated framing, visual components like color, motion, and texture become the most captivating actors in Rowe’s clever, often funny parade of gestures.” by Logan Lockner
The still image provided by Nam June Paik Art Center on March 8, 2017, is from “The Cloud of Unknowing” (2011) by Singaporean artist Ho Tzu Nyen. (Yonhap)
Renowned visual artists share personalized ‘histories’ in 'Imaginary Asia’
WorldStage Provides AV Support For Pipilotti Rist’s “Pixel Forest” Exhibition At The New Museum
An expansive 30-year survey of the work of Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist, "Pixel Forest” filled the main gallery floors of New York City’s New Museum with an array of exciting video art and multimedia installations. WorldStage provided AV support for the exhibition, which had throngs of people waiting in block-long lines for admission. The New Museum, located on The Bowery, is the first museum devoted to contemporary art established in New York City since World War II.
Rebecca Goyette and Brian Andrew Whiteley, Golden Showers: Sex Hex (2017). The film reimagines the Russian dossier that claims there is compromising video footage of Donald Trump getting peed on by prostitutes.