Pittsburgh: R. WEIS – Compositions of Manipulated Sound

R. Weis, in collaboration with photographer Arthur Tress, created the sound for Requiem for a Paperweight that has been presented in installation form along with the physical photographs (view installation shots http://www.rweis.com/rweis/requiem.html),  and as a two-projector slide show, originally at University Art Museum, California State University Long Beach.  It has since traveled to The Bridgewater/Lustberg Gallery in NYC, to German museums including The Ludwig Forum – Stadt Aachen, and in slide-show form at the 1994 CMJ Music Marathon in NYC.  The sound score for Requiem for a Paperweight was also heard as part of Arthur Tress’ retrospective “Fantastic Voyage, Photographs 1956-2000” at The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

“…a richly textured, haunting vision of life in the future…a dazzling morality play, its hero, the Everyman of late-20th-century corporate life. A stereotypically overworked, anonymous cog in the Japanese business machine, the protagonist exists in a high-tech, migraine-inducing netherworld of garish neon color, charts and lab equipment, glossy ads, and business statistics. Haunted by shadowy memories of family and childhood and elusive promises of health and happiness, he faces a future in which bankruptcy, unemployment, and forced retirement are the preludes to his own cosmic apotheosis in death. His desperate search for meaning is met only with shiny, deceptive dreams.
“Enhanced by the score of composer R. Weis, who works with language and manipulated sound, the installation format works brilliantly for Tress. The dark-painted walls and vivid light reinforce the impression that we are witnessing, as in a medieval chapel, a kind of contemporary morality play.” 
Peter Clothier
, ArtNews, 3/95

Requiem for a Paperweight Part One

Read the full article by Marie Kazalia, at:

http://vasa-project.com/blog/2011/02/pittsburgh-r-weiss-compositions-of-manipulated-sound/

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Cleveland: Chris Kulcsar-an artist who uses sound

I just wrote and published an article on the work of Cleveland, Ohio sound artist Chris Kulcsar, that includes three embedded videos of his unusual sound and performance art. Rather than republish the article here, I ask that you view it on the VASA-project blog.

Marie Kazalia

Artist Marketing Resources group slide presentation

The owner and managers of the Artist Marketing Resources group on LinkedIN undertook a large project to review and select art images from the 85 artist members who submitted their work for review–a much higher percentage of the total 375 group members than anticipated wished to participate in this project. Marie Kazalia, Tom Kreienbrink , Paul Smith, Greg Patch and Warren Keating all worked on the project that includes sculpture, drawings, photographs, prints, paintings, and batik art by over 30 artists-

Brooklyn: Animamus Salon

Animamus

hosted by Party Xpo

February 27, 2011, 7PM      UPDATE: change of venue, for details contact:  animamusartssalon@gmail.com

929 Broadway

Brooklyn, NY 11206

(347) 221-1172 ‎

http://partyxpobrooklyn.com/

Press Release

Animamus is pleased to announce its inaugural salon to be held on February 27,  2011 at 7:00 PM at:

Party Xpo

929 Broadway

Brooklyn, NY 11206

Animamus’ mission is to create a safe, supportive, and inspiring environment for artists of all mediums to debut and discuss their current work while encouraging audience participation.  Drawing its inspiration from the salon format first popularized in 17th Century France, where aristocrats invited thinkers, artists, and writers to their homes to discuss ideas, Bushwick Artist Salon seeks, in this digital age, to create a physical meeting space that will serve to foster the exchange of ideas, facilitate discourse, and create a sense of community. Salons will be held monthly.  Although each salon will be curated, anyone interested in participating in future salons can propose a presentation/ performance by emailing animamusartsalon@gmail.com.

At this date, the following are slated to present work with more presenters to be added:

Ventiko is a photographic artist whose work involves staged scenes created from found objects.  She will be creating a living installation utilizing empty milk cartons. http://www.ventiko.com

Sylva Dean and Me is a performance artist http://www.brianquinn.net/SYLVADEAN

Kristen Studioso is a video and stop motion artist. She will be screening new work. http://www.kristenstudioso.com

Coral Silverman is a visual artist and sometimes writer.   Her work reflects upon the ways in which new forms of technology are changing our relationship to nature, each other, and ourselves.  She will be presenting prose and paintings. www.coralsilverman.com

Everett Kane is a digital media teacher and artist who has been drawing 6 hours a day, seven days a week for six years.  He posts new drawings on Facebook daily.  He will be documenting the event through live drawing.

Fabio Corredor is a  performance artist/instigator.  He will be facilitating party games.

A canvas will be hung and the audience invited to freely mark and paint it between presentations.  This work will serve to document the creative energy created by the environment and by the various attendees.  No work shall be done on the painting outside of the Salon times.  The canvas will be a recurring fixture at each salon.

For images or additional information, please contact Coral Silverman at animamusartsalon@gmail.com.

First Facebook Film–Him, Her and Them

Him, Her and Them, is a Facebook film–the first of its kind. The film will be distributed and viewed on Facebook, and will also connect with the various social networking hooks that Facebook enables (so a viewers’ social graph will change their film experience).
Mike Knowlton and his production company just released the film trailer for Him, Her and Them–watch it here:
Here are a few other links:
The Facebook Page (where the film will live):
Mike Knowlton’s Production Blog:
Please follow on Facebook or consider sharing it.