قلب is a new programming language exploring the role of human culture in coding. Code is written entirely in Arabic and is the basis of code calligraphy, classical algorithms rendered as traditional Arab art.
While undeniably essential to any reading of the art of our time, digital or otherwise, conceptualism however is only able to tell part of the story. To engage with our increasingly digital, diffuse and distributed culture and the work it produces, we must widen our gaze to the dreaded “polytechnic Siberia”, to the “specialized field” of the “digital media artist”, and to the multiple histories of the moving image and art and technology—histories rife with tales of dematerialization and critical evaluation. To suggest that we could begin to understand art that reflects our current existence without doing this reveals a debilitating blind spot.Caitlin Jones, “Conceptual Blind Spots”, in Mousse, Issue 38, April 2013 (via intheuncannyvalley)
Article on #ETINTERBRO on Vogue Italia’s Casa Vogue. Text by Elena Bordignon
DVD Dead Drop Vol. 5 @ The Museum of the Moving Image
ArtSlant, in cooperation with ArtPadSF, announces ArtSlant Afterparty && <ERROR 415> Award Exhibition. Juried by renowned new media artists and curators Anthony Antonellis, Nick Briz, Manuel Fernández and Daniel Rehn and Sarah Caluag (me+Sarah), the Afterparty and Exhibition will take place Friday, May 17th at 9:06 PM following Andrew Benson’s site-specific projections in the courtyard of the Phoenix Hotel. The <ERROR 415> exhibition will be projected onto the wall adjacent to the Phoenix Hotel and viewable in virtual exhibition on ArtSlant.com following the screening. An Error 415 is the HTTP response status code for an unsupported media type; the award refers to new media practices which have yet to be fully supported by the art establishment, while also giving a nod to the tech-savvy Bay Area. The winner of the ArtSlant <ERROR 415> Award will be announced during the event, and will receive a cash prize of $415. ;)
Submissions to <ERROR 415> will open in April so keep an eye out!
Paper ball from Recognition series
Garbage bag from recognition series
Cross River, Nigeria, photographs by Phyllis Galembo (2004).
Broken Gradient. 50x70 cm. Chromogenic print. 2013
“Baby, I told you I’m in a meeting. I’ll be there as soon as I can.”
TGIF - getting into any monkey business this weekend?
Potato from recognition series.http://www.manuelfernandez.name/Recognition