Thursday, April 26, 2007

Surf Band Storms Midwest

leaving religious artifacts in its wake

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Flatland is coming

In this semi-extreme performance, 6 curious artists strip away not only most of modern life's familiar structures, but an entire dimension: they have elected to inhabit a structure that effectively forces them to live in 2 dimensions. The structure is 4 stories high, 24 feet wide, and 24 inches deep, covered in transparent plastic (vinyl). It resembles a terrarium or "ant farm" and is inspired by the 19th century science fiction novel it is named after, "Flatland".

Ward Shelley works as an artist in Brooklyn, New York. He specializes in large projects that freely mix sculpture and performance. Shelley has concentrated on bizarre functioning architectural pieces in which he lives and works during the exhibition.

A fan of Ward Shelley since Platform Voyage.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

or this as well

or this

Life in Flux

Pauline Oliveros
2007 Resounding Vision Award

Nameless Sound is pleased to present the third annual Resounding Vision Award. The award honors musicians whose efforts transcend aesthetics and resonate beyond the performance venue. It honors artists who follow a vision of progress in our communities.
Composer, performer and humanitarian Pauline Oliveros has profoundly influenced people around the world with her music, philosophy and teachings. Born and raised in Houston, Oliveros became known in the early 1960s as part of the San Francisco Tape Music Center, the first electronic music studio on the West Coast. While pioneering electronic music and being involved in early performances of important new music (John Cage, etc.), Oliveros also forged a path that lead her to become one of the era's most important composers. She was innovative in her use of technology, improvisation, theater and ritual in contemporary music. She created "Sonic Meditations," a body of compositions/meditations for musicians and non-musicians alike. From Sonic Meditations, Oliveros developed "Deep Listening," a philosophy of meditation practiced around the world.

Cocktail Reception, Award Ceremony, Performance, and Art Auction
honoring Pauline Oliveros
hosted by
The Art Guys
At The Art Guys World Headquarters
5757 Knox St., Houston, Texas
Friday, April 27 7-10pm
8:30pm Award Ceremony, 9:00pm Performance

Monday, April 23, 2007

flux off

fiddle this

For Allan

Hi Allan, I liked your flux photo, here I fiddled with it some. It's true that flux is everywhere if you keep your eyes open.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

not love

other events

"One-hour exhibition" today on the side of a barn in rural Oakland Township, Michigan.