Rhizome is dedicated to the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology. We support artists working at the furthest reaches of technological experimentation, as well as those responding to the broader aesthetic and political implications of new tools and media.
As the Bradley Manning trial presses on at Fort Meade, Maryland, artist Clark Stoeckley (of Wikileaks Truck fame) documents the proceedings in sketches. So far, the artists tells us he has compiled over 300 drawings from both sides of the gallery, the jury box, and the live video feed.
Hey Artists! If your old media is sitting somewhere collecting dust, too old for contemporary compatibility, now is your chance! Rhizome’s Digital Conservator Ben Fino-Radin (soon to be MoMA’s ☹) will be heading XFR STN, a artist-centered media archiving project set to occupy The New Museum’s fifth floor gallery until September 8.
When the gallery opened, it was located between a bootleg trailer, an ice truck and a vacant lot. Its closing party was covered in the Los Angeles Times and looked like a “portrait of the new LA,” featuring neurosurgeons, fashion designers and visiting curators. It was nonetheless still only meters away from homeless men selling oranges…At what point does resistance become more permanent? When does the heterotopia become a safe and more sustainable space for different forms of living and discourse?
Rhizome - Prosthetic Knowledge Picks: Privacy Exposed To Radiant Light
A collection of items from the Prosthetic Knowledge Tumblr archive and around the Web around the theme of privacy and surveillance.
The projects listed are tied to these themes in different ways: some take positions or raise questions on the new technological environments, some offer solutions for a world in which “just like the animals, we need to start adapting new ways to conceal ourselves from the autocratic predators” [source], while others collect and re-purpose ambient data in creative ways.
You can read the entire submission at Rhizome here
As an artist, my interface with holography and laser technology is always aimed at achieving a particular art piece that communicates the concerns of all my work. They are chance, change, it-ness, attention, a concern with perception.
That Jetty is—by design—subject to the chaos of nature and decay. It was a place where, as Smithson wrote, “No ideas, no concepts, no systems, no structures, no abstractions could hold themselves together in the actuality of that evidence.”
Rhizome: Prosthetic Knowledge Picks: Other Worlds - Return
A collection of items from the Prosthetic Knowledge Tumblr archive and around the Web, returning to the theme of “Other Worlds” (previously explored in a post from August 2012), which takes a brief look at independent creative games that challenge conventions of the form and bridge the divide between art and gaming.
Included are ‘Void One’, ‘Bad Trip’, ‘Memory of a Broken Dimension’, ‘FRACT OSC’, ‘Paradis Perdus’, and ‘EXO’.