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<nettime-ann> [event] atc {AT} ucb: tom marioni, wed 7:30pm

The Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium of UC Berkeley's Center for
New Media Presents:

Digital Sound as Sculpture Material
        Tom Marioni, Sculptor and Conceptual Artist, SF

*Wed*, 2 Nov, 7:30-9pm: UC Berkeley, 160 Kroeber Hall
All ATC Lectures are free and open to the public.

** speaking of digital sound, podcasts of atc talks are now
** available: see atc.berkeley.edu

Pioneering West Coast artist Tom Marioni will formulate a definition of
conceptual art in the context of California schools of video art in the
1970's and describe how these approaches relate to painting and
sculpture. Marioni will use DVD's to present sound works from 1976-1985
and describe their relation to performance and music, emphasizing how the
physics underlying sound is produced from physical actions.  Marioni will
also outline tensions he's discovered between performance and theater and
video art.  Finally, Marioni will describe how he views digital sound as a
sculptural material and his recent experience
designing and organizing a website to present his work:

Sculptor and conceptual artist Tom Marioni was born in Cincinnati, Ohio,
studied art at the Cincinnati Art Academy, moved to San Francisco in
1959, and has lived there ever since. He painted murals in the army in
Ulm, Germany in '61 and '62. In the '60s, in San Francisco, he worked as
a graphic designer, performed in a nightclub drawing a nude model,
exhibited his sculpture, and in 1968 became
curator of the Richmond Art Center. In 1970 Marioni founded the Museum of
Conceptual Art (MOCA) in San Francisco, the first alternative art space in
the U.S. The first show in MOCA was titled Sound Sculpture As. For Marioni
that exhibition was the beginning of a series of sound works, radio shows
on KPFA in Berkeley, and performances in Europe and Japan. Also in 1970
he made an exhibition in the Oakland Museum called The Act of Drinking
Beer with Friends is the Highest Form of Art. He has re-created this work
in many places worldwide over the years. In 1973 Marioni founded the MOCA
Ensemble, a free jazz group that performed in the Edinburgh Festival. In
1997 he organized The Art
Orchestra and the group performed at the Legion of Honor Museum in San
Francisco.  From 1975-81 he edited VISION, a magazine/art journal.  He
received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1981 and three NEA grants in the
'70s.  Marioni wrote Beer, Art and Philosophy, a memoir, in 2004, and in
2005 produced A Motion Picture, a video movie with eighteen San Francisco
sculptors and painters. The movie will be premiered at the new de Young
Museum in Golden Gate Park on November 18, 2005.

ATC Primary Sponsors: UC Berkeley Center for New Media (CNM) and Center
for Information Technology in the Interest of Society (CITRIS)

Additional ATC Sponsors: Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and
Provost, College of Engineering Interdisciplinary Studies Program,
Consortium for the Arts, BAM/PFA, and the Townsend Center for the

ATC Director: Ken Goldberg
ATC Associate Director: Greg Niemeyer
ATC Graduate Assistant: Irene Chien
Curated with ATC Advisory Board

For updated information, please see: http://atc.berkeley.edu/
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