[-empyre-] -empyre- bios (yet) (another lurky one!)
sawatzky.jacky at gmail.com
Wed Jul 3 19:17:47 EST 2013
Dear Empyre list,
Lurking is in, it seems. Although in the past I was less of a lurker, personal circumstances made me slowly remove myself from engaging publicly as an artist, thus also from the list. Lurking was not limited to the list but extended into my artistic career, I hid in a wagon on an citynomad camp in The Netherlands, merging only to finish the few commitments I had, teaching at OCADUniversity in Toronto, and a MSc in Architecture. However, I did continue making art, only to make a little effort to show it.
A year ago, I found my lost passion and herewith the need to be part of a larger artistic context, my reason to show myself again. Hesitant at first, the reason for posting after the due date, because the consequence of such a retreat was not much of a recent bio to show for. So, instead, I wrote an introduction through a few projects in the early stages of development.
-Animating Silence, I teach myself through close multi sensorial observation of a space, where silence can manifest itself in an (urban) landscape. Silence I define as a moment when sound is 'still' and becomes a tangible mass. The final 'product' are walks wherein the participants look, listing, search, think and discuss.
-Solar Nomads, a scenario. Solar Nomads roam the streets of a city in search of sun and take over unused (public) spaces, like parking lots, parks, squares, or other abandoned lots, by temporally installing their solar harvesters. When shadow invades the location or other activities take over, they pack up their harvesters and move to the next location; they are like shepherds. For some this might be their profession and they make a living by selling the fully charged batteries, for others this activity might be limited to personal use only. On cloudy days, they can join forces by connecting their panels, to increase the harvested power.
- 'Wagonthoughts', an old circus wagon as a place for observation onto the world. (very early stages)
Best and great to 'meet' other lurkers or not.
Here the link to my dated website:
Models of Observation
On 2013-07-02, at 8:55 PM, Malcolm Levy wrote:
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> Dear Empyre,
> I enjoy lurking on the list as well… Outside of the below I'm currently working on completing my MA at the New School and will be one of the directors for ISEA in 2015..
> All best!
> Malcolm Levy is an artist and curator living in Vancouver, Canada. Levy's curatorial, film and video installation works have been presented in India, Australia, China, Germany and Canada.
> His work was recently shown at the Audain Gallery in Vancouver, the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, in the “Occupy Wall Street” exhibition in New York and also at the Grimmuseum (Berlin) as part of "Frame Work", curated by Kristin Tretheway. Malcolm presented on 'Other-‐Frames' at ISEA, the Inter-‐Society for Electronic Arts, which was held in Istanbul in September 2011. Levy's installation, A Place to Reflect, premiered at Nuit Blanche Toronto 2011. His latest installation, Passages, in collaboration with Jeremy Greenspan of the Junior Boys, was shown during the Transmission Conference in Victoria, British Columbia this February 2012.
> Other recent projects include developing a media lab for the grunt gallery in Vancouver, working on a Satellite project for the Goethe Institut, and producing a series of commissioned artworks for Urban Screens in connection with Mcluhan in Europe 2011. Malcolm is currently working on a new public art piece (Street Language) using audience-‐mapping and projection-‐based visualization technologies for Toronto's Nuit Blanche 2012.
> In addition to creating his own art and art installations, Malcolm Levy works with Kate Armstrong as Revised Projects (http://revisedprojects.com/) to curate, commission and manage contemporary art and cultural projects in Vancouver, Canada, as well as internationally. They work on a wide range of creative projects that span the contemporary art, media art, online, public art and festival worlds.
> Past projects include co-‐founding Capital Magazine (1999-‐2005) and the New Forms Festival (1999-‐present). He was the curator of CODE Live at the 2010 Winter Olympics, where he oversaw the installation of over 40 interactive media artworks and 8 performances across the city. Feature length documentaries include Shambhala (2001-‐2008) and Walking on Glass (2006-‐present).
> On 2013-06-29, at 11:51 AM, Daniel Lichtman <danielp73 at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> Dear Empyre,
>> Definitely a lurker, I moderated a discussion back in 2009! I worked with Tim during my undergraduate days at Cornell where I studied Philosophy and Physics, and more recently with Renate as a visiting critic in the art department at Cornell. In between, I did an MFA at Goldmiths, in London.
>> I'm a visual artist based in London and New York. I work primarily in performance and video to negotiate a formal space between two attitudes of culture production, one of which we might call sincere, direct or intersubjective and the other we might call to irony, appropriation, postmodern or even just critical. I am interested in how the various strategies, tones and attitudes of appropriation that have developed during the last half-century shape the possibilities and limitations of an idea of sincerity, and the stakes of such an idea for the political agency of contemporary forms of culture production.
>> Recent and forthcoming solo projects include Public Access Television with a World Systems Pattern of Understanding at The Woodmill GP, London, Near To The Andes at the National University of Colombia, Bogota and How To Read World Literature at The Public School, New York. Recent and forthcoming group projects include Wendel! Open Your Door at Cafe Gallery and Projects, London, The Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Flat Time House London, AIM Biennial, Bronx Museum of Art, New York, Of Many, One… at Scaramouche Gallery, New York, No Soul For Sale at Tate Modern, London, Bloomberg New Contemporaries at the ICA, London and the Institute for Aesthetic Research at Exit Art, New York.
>> View a video of my performance Public Access Television within a World Systems Pattern of Understanding here:
>> View my website here:
>> Best regards,
>> Daniel Lichtman
>> empyre forum
>> empyre at lists.cofa.unsw.edu.au
> Malcolm Levy
> #200-252 East 1st Avenue
> Vancouver, B.C.
> malcolm at newformsfestival.com
> NFF 13: September 2013 in Vancouver, Canada
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> empyre at lists.cofa.unsw.edu.au
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