Film auteur, Peter Greenaway performed a sensational VJ set at Picnic '06. Mixing footage from the Tulse Luper Suitcases movies, we were stunned by the nimble live mixing and looping of his arresting images. It was as much an aural delight as it was visual with a DJ on hand adding heavy beats and emotional pulses to the performance. I feel fortunate to have experienced it all, three feet away from the master himself. More photographs here. Two short films of Peter Greenaway in action:
Cory Arcangel (Beige)
subtractions, modifications, addenda, and other recent contributions to participatory culture
29 September through 04 November 2006
Team is pleased to announce that it will inaugurate its SoHo space with an exhibition of new work by Cory Arcangel. The exhibition, entitled subtractions, modifications, addenda, and other recent contributions to participatory culture, will run from the 29th of September through the 4th of November 2006. The gallery is located at 83 Grand Street, cross streets Wooster and Greene, on the ground floor.
For his second solo show at Team, Cory Arcangel continues his practice of tweaking old data. Gone, however, are the Nintendo and Atari Game systems — replaced instead by Richard Linklater’s stoner classic Dazed and Confused, Guns and Roses’ tune Sweet Child O’ Mine, the Beatles’ vaunted appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, Bruce Springsteen’s legendary Born to Run LP and Dennis Hopper’s 80s cop drama Colors. What Arcangel has done with each of these texts focuses our attention not on the replaceability of contemporary cultural production, but on its adaptability, fertility, and resilience.
We would love to see you here this weekend for cupcakes n' hotdogs! We appreciate your business and we love you!
On September 30, 2006 a new Pullip will arrive from Japan, directly from L.A.X. nonstop to Ghettogloss. Her name of is Purezza. The Valley of the Dolls and Ghettogloss will be hosting a hot-dog n' cupcake reception for Purezza. Some of the scheduled activities surrounding the event of Purezza's arrival will include: Live 16 mm projections of home movies on the Ghettogloss building, dj's spinning beats, a Pullip raffle and a live puppet show performance by the Cinnamon Roll Gang. Ghettogloss invites you to join us from 6p-10p, Saturday, September 30, 2006. Get your Pullip on!
Ms. Ghettogloss Ghettogloss Gallery and Store
phone: 323 912 0008
We've got a bunch of tickets for the Blood on the Wall concert in Stockholm this Monday. If you're in this region and want to go with us, just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with a picture of a dog in sunglasses and we'll get you in. If you're quick that is. GO TO VICELAND!
A dialogue between authors Daniel Pinchbeck and Douglas Rushkoff
Post-Modern Prophecy: Urgent Myths for Urgent Times
Daniel Pinchbeck is the author of Breaking Open the Head and the new title 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl. His articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Wired, The Village Voice, Arthur, and many other publications. Douglas Rushkoff's titles include Cyberia, Media Virus, Playing the Future, Nothing Sacred: The Truth about Judaism, and Coercion, winner of the Marshall Mcluhan Award for best media book. His latest book, Get Back in the Box: Innovation from the Inside, applies renaissance principles to today's complex economic landscape.
Père-Lachaise Cemetery is one of my favorite places to visit in Paris, yet in the past 16 years of visiting the City of Lights, I've only made the tomb trek twice, once in 1992 and now in 2006. Not much has changed in 14 years. The grounds are still magnificent, the trees are dense and aged, the fanatics with endless knowledge of who's where, are creepy as ever. It's the kind of place over shadowed by Jim Morrison's presence, yet, enhanced by it as well. Please do yourself a favor and drop in the next time you're in town. It's free. If not to see the beautiful tombs, go for a walk and remember how grand life is!
If every conference I attended had advertisements as clever and funny as this one, it would sure make touring the conference circuit more pleasant. I'm super looking forward to Picnic '06, Amsterdam's "new annual event focused on creativity in cross media content and technology, specifically in the fields of entertainment and communication".
Friends in Europe, holler if you're going to be there! Let's meet up.
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