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2008/2009 FRANKLIN FURNACE FUND AWARD

I'm honored and thrilled to have received a 2008/2009 Award from the Franklin Furnace Fund. This grant will support a new project that builds off of some of the things I've been working on over the past year. Thank you, Franklin Furnace!

Click here to read the Press Release:

Press Release [PDF]

www.franklinfurnace.org

HELP! HUNTER MFA OPEN STUDIOS & SILENT AUCTION

Once again, it's time for the MFA Open Studios at Hunter College when 150 artists open their doors. Please come visit me in Studio #416 (walk all the way through to the back).

This year, I will be doing things a little differently. Friday Night Only (yes, that's TONIGHT!), I would like to invite you to pre-view two Not-Yet performances in my studio beginning at 7:30 PM and at 9:00 PM. Each will go on more or less for about an hour.

NOT YET A PERFORMANCE
Hunter MFA Building
450 W 41st St (btwn 9th & 10th Avenues
Studio #416

NOT YET FEATURING
Fran Benitez + Crissy Liu

Friday, November 7, 2008
7:30PM and on...
9:00PM and on...

And why, you ask, do we need HELP!? http://huntermfabuilding.wordpress.com Seriously -- HELP!

HELP! Hunter MFA Open Studios and Building Closing Party

BUILDING BLOCKS and DISORIENTALISM at Mediations Biennale

This October, I'm excited to be included in a selection of works from the German Camouflash exhibition to be shown in the Mediations Biennale in Poznan, Poland. Building Blocks and two video projects by DISORIENTALISM, Plugging Away and TV Maintenance will be among the American works in the Bienniale. This portion of the exhibition is organized by Marius Soltysik.

For more information, have a look at the Mediations website:

www.mediations.pl

Guest Artist at ASU

Coming up in October, I'll be journeying west to visit my DISORIENTALISM collaborator Marianne Kim in Phoenix. While I'm there, I'll be a Guest Artist, visiting classes at Arizona State University.

DISORIENTALISM at Arizona State University Galleries

In conjunction with my visit to Arizona, DISORIENTALISM, my collaboration with Marianne Kim, will show a collection of our recent works in Phoenix at the Arizona State University Gallery.

More details coming soon...

www.disorientalism.net

LIVE CHATTER at the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts

This November, I'm excited to return to share ideas with the incredibly inspiring collection of people at SLSA. I will at the Twenty-second Annual Conference in Charlotte, NC, presenting a hybrid telepresence performance / academic paper called "Live Chatter" in which I attempt to impersonate a chatterbot persona.

Conference Website

ARTIST TALK at 7.STOCK

While in Dresden to work on Building Blocks (see below), I'm staying at an alternative art space called 7.stock. Originally a squatted "seventh floor" of an office building in the center of Dresden, 7.stock has spread to 3 floors of the building and hosts an artist residency program.

I will be giving an artist talk about my work on Sunday, August 24th.

Sunday, August 24
Wilsdruffer Strasse 3
Dresden Altstadt
Ecke Pirnaischer Platz

www.stock7.de

*I'm here in Dresden through the good graces of my friend, Grit Ruhland, who is also participating in CamouFlash. Have a look at her website (and be sure to check out her awesome nano slipper sculpture) here:

www.grit-ruhland.de

BUILDING BLOCKS at CAMOUFLASH

I'll be making a new performance and video project, Building Blocks, which will show as part of Camouflash, an International Artists Meeting organized by the curatorial group UNOACTU.

Building Blocks will include a live public performance, taking place in the Prager Strasse beginning on Friday 29 August at 7:00 PM, one hour prior to the official opening. This project deals with the architectural history of the Centrum Warenhaus. A department store until its demolition in 2007, the Centrum Warenhaus was a classic example of International-Style socialist architecture from the DDR. In Building Blocks, geometric shapes modeled on the missing building's distinctive aluminum facade briefly reoccupy its former site.

Building Blocks Performance

Friday, August 29, 7 PM
Centrum Warenhaus Construction Site
Prager Strasse

Camouflash International Artist Meeting
30 August - 14 September 2008
Vernissage: 29 August 2008, 8:00 PM
Finissage: 14 September, 2008, 6:00 PM

Prager Spitze
Dresden City Center (opposite Dresden mainstation)
Prager Straže 2a
3rd Floor

http://www.unoactu.com/en_camouflash.html

Press Release

Wikipedia about the Centrum Warenhaus (German)

PRESCIENCE at Dorsch Gallery

Dorsch Gallery in Miami will include a new video installation of mine in their upcoming group show, "Prescience," curated by Tyler Emerson-Dorsch.

June 14 - July 12
Opening Reception Saturday, June 14, 7-10 PM

The Dorsch Gallery
151 NW 24th Street
Miami, FL 33127
Phone: 305.576.1278
E-mail: info@dorschgallery.com

Gallery Hours are from 1-5pm Thursday-Saturday

More info at www.dorschgallery.com

HUNTER MFA OPEN STUDIOS & SILENT AUCTION

Spring Open Studios at Hunter are just around the corner. As per usual, you can find me in Studio # 416 (walk all the way to the back). I'll be showing some of the new work I presented last month in Chicago as well as a related new video work in progress.

Friday, April 11: 6 - 10pm
Saturday, April 12: 2 - 6pm

Silent Auction Friday night only: 6 - 9 pm, cash & carry
Proceeds benefit MFA Student Organization

MFA Studio Building
450 W. 41st St. (between 9th & 10th Avenues)
New York, NY 10036

Here's an announcement postcard for the event:


IN>TIME

Performance curators Mark Jeffrey and Sara Schnadt have invited me to do a project for IN>TIME, a visual performance festival at the Chicago Cultural Center.

The new performance and technology installation I'm developing is called "INimaging." Using Disney's movie Tron, Wilhelm Reich's discovery of "Bions," and Digital Imaging Software as points of departure, I'm envisioning Life inside Photoshop. —Stay tuned for details!

IN>TIME
March 8, 2008
Saturday, March 8st
6:00-9:00 PM
(The performances are FREE and durational, so feel free to drop in anytime between 6 and 9 PM and stay for as long as you like.)

Chicago Cultural Center
Grand Army of the Republic Rotunda
78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 744-6630

More info can be at the IN>TIME website:
www.intimechicago.org