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   SPECIFICITY press release                                                       
     Rivagallery {AT} aol.com                                                             

   MS explorer spoof/anti-war critique                                             
     Greg Elmer <elmergr {AT} bc.edu>                                                     

   LatinoNetarte.net on JavaMuseum                                                 
     "JavaMuseum" <agricola-w {AT} netcologne.de>                                         

   May 10th (Philadelphia) - protest media conflict of interest, cen sorship, war, 
     Sasha Costanza-Chock <schock {AT} asc.upenn.edu>                                     

   [i-DAT] Forthcoming Programme                                                   
     joasia <joasia {AT} caiia-star.net>                                                  

   A conversation with Eyal Weizman                                                
     "Erin Donnelly" <EDonnelly {AT} LMCC.NET>                                            



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Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 12:36:47 EDT
From: Rivagallery {AT} aol.com
Subject: SPECIFICITY press release


S P E C I F I C I T Y

Curated by Odili Donald Odita

May 1st - May 31st, 2003
Opening Reception: May 1st, 6-9 pm.

R  I  V  A     G  A  L  L  E  R  Y
529 W 20th St • 11th fl • New York, NY 10011

Artists:
Rina Banerjee, Fides Becker, Nadia Benbouta, Martha Burgess, Charlie Citron, 
Doug Harvey, Daniel Robert Hunziker, Habib Kheradyar, Wojciech Lazarczyk, 
Julie Moos, Olu Oguibe, David Perry, John Tremblay, Stanley Whitney.


With the proliferation of information in today's world, it is remarkable to 
imagine one being able to focus thought on singular ideas without seeming 
simplistic, didactic, or dull. As it is, interesting artists around the world 
are succeeding daily to overcome the challenges of living life on 
fast-forward. The concern in SPECIFICITY is on subject matter - in how 
artists are able to address wide ranging, open topics in very particular and 
pointed ways, all the while not ignoring the crushing reality of 
informational meta-systems that move us further away from our inner-selves.

Strength through knowledge, generosity and grace are but a few words to 
describe the way these artists transcend the dredge of information that turns 
all possibility into immobility. What is to be found in this exhibition is 
clarity addressed and spoken for in the myriad of ways that each one of these 
artists has chosen. Whether presented as abstract, as conceptual, or through 
strict and refined codes of beauty, these particular artists have brought 
their work to a specific place that opens a way to being wholly absorbed, 
engaged, and focused without limit.

As the critic, Denise Carvalho states in the exhibition's catalogue essay:  
"In a time when our conception of history is not only non-linear and 
multidimensional but also simulated and sensational, the notion of a movement 
or a style or a school is certainly obsolete. One might have to accept that 
the authenticity and rationale of prior histories led to how we envision the 
art of today. "Specificity" can be interpreted as a universal moment in any 
history in which artists of similar verve and depth find singularity in 
aesthetic form. More to the point, specificity can be understood as the 
moment when artists find the universal language of form within a particular 
situation, or even the particularity and singularity of an expression and 
concept within a universally established form. The true art appreciator will 
also find another expression in works that contain specificity: a language of 
individuality. Specificity is individuality as the utmost proposition of art. 
It is through the solidarity of a movement that art makes progress toward 
changing the world, but it is by finding individuality that art recreates 
itself. Specificity as an aesthetic mark can be found in the simple 
integration between form and idea."

Catalogue available with an essay by Denise Carvalho


This exhibition is partially funded with the support of PRO HELVETIA, Art 
Council of Switzerland; and with the support of the RO Investment Corp.

R  I  V  A     G  A  L  L  E  R  Y
529 W 20th St • 11th fl • New York, NY 10011 • 
T  212/ 242.3434 • F  212/ 242.3322 • rivagallery {AT} aol.com


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Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 12:15:52 -0400
From: Greg Elmer <elmergr {AT} bc.edu>
Subject: MS explorer spoof/anti-war critique


A great exporer spoof with anti-war critique. Anyone know who did it?


http://www.zoomsoccer.com/framesets/radio_topframe.html


Greg
- ----------------------
Greg Elmer, Assistant Professor 
Department of Communication
Boston College
215 Lyons Hall
Chestnut Hill, MA
USA   02170

tel. 617.552.1928
fax. 617.552.1928


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Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 08:33:37 +0200
From: "JavaMuseum" <agricola-w {AT} netcologne.de>
Subject: LatinoNetarte.net on JavaMuseum

>LatinoNetarte.net -
Netart from Latin American countries, Spain and Portugal

 - new show on -

JavaMuseum -
Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art
www.javamuseum.org
(JAVA= Joint Advanced Virtual Affairs)
- --------------------------------------

JavaMuseum
is happy to launch
>LatinoNetarte.net -
Netart from Latin American countries, Spain and Portugal

the last show
in the framework of  - 2nd of Java series 2002/2003.

The features of JavaMuseum's "2nd of Java series"
are spotlighting netart from different cultural regions.
Much more than any other art expression is net based art playing global.

LatinoNetarte.net would like to surprise the visitor
by presenting some exciting and talented New Media artists from a cultural
region which is in the headlines rather due to political, economical or
social conflicts.
It is this environment and cultural background, and  the connected different
view on the things which produces strong and vivid aspects in contemporary
art,  in general, and recently in net based art, in particular:
passionate and engaged and very sensitive for poetic structures.
The number of artists working with New Media is continuously increasing.
Their relevance manifests itself also in a variety of artistic initiatives,
actions and events in nearly all respective countries, particularly in
Spain, but also Brazil, Mexico, Argentina. Events as - File - Electronic
Language Festival or Videobrasil, both located in Sao Paulo/Brazil, belong
meanwhile to the most prominent festival events of their genre.

As an ongoing project, the show is based on an open call in Internet.
It will accept also in future at any
time submissions of new artists which are not yet presented in the
exhibition, in order to stay always most updated.

Currently following 48 artists form the basis of the show:

Marina Zerbarini, Ana Maria Uribe, Paula Cordova, Juan Manuel Patiño
Gabriel Otero, Irene Coremberg, Indira Mariam Montoya, Robert Echen
Jesus Macarena-Avila, Paco F. Parado, Humberto Ramirez, Eduardo Navas
Alvaro Ardevol, Clemente Padin, Marcelo Frazão, Fernando Rabelo
Regina Célia Pinto, Antonio Alvarado, Cindy Gabriela Flores
Fernando Llanos, re:combo, Lucia Leão, Josér Alvarez, Ivan Abreu
Fran Ilich, Julian Alvarez, Antonio Mendoza, Ricardo Miranda Zuñiga,
santo_file, Ricardo Rendon, Arcángel Constantini, Christian Oyarzún
Andamio Contiguo, Brian Mackern, Yucef Merhi, Claudia Tribin
Andrei Rubina Thomaz, Bela Rosemberg, Marco Casado, On Air,
Guerrera del Interfaz, Ivan Monroy-Lopez,  Raul Ferrera-Balanquet,
Jorge Luis Antonio, Liliana Molina Moreno, Mashica, Dina Roisman


>LatinoNetarte.net -
Netart from Latin American countries, Spain and Portugal
www.javamuseum.org
or
www.javamuseum.org/2003/latinofeature/index.html

realized and curated by Agricola de Cologne.
Copyright © 2003. All rights reserved.
******************************************
technical requirements
optimized for VGA resolution 1024x768
PC Pentium III 600 Mhz or better or comparable MAC
Soundcard, recommended 56K or 64K modem or faster,
browsers: MS Internet Explorer 5.5+ or Netscape Navigator 6.0+
Players/Plug-ins: essential the latest Flash 6, Shockwave, Real Player,
Quicktime, Cosmo, Cortona
*****************************************
JavaMuseum
Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art
(JAVA= Joint Advanced Virtual Affairs)
www.javamuseum.org
info {AT} javamuseum.org
Press
press {AT} javamuseum.org




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Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 14:40:41 -0400
From: Sasha Costanza-Chock <schock {AT} asc.upenn.edu>
Subject: May 10th (Philadelphia) - protest media conflict of interest, cen sorship, war, consolidation

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NO TO ENDLESS WAR! NO TO MEDIA MONOPOLY! HUMAN NEEDS FIRST! 

*** 

 

WHAT: PROTEST MARCH TO NBC, ABC, & CLEARCHANNEL HEADQUARTERS 

WHEN: SATURDAY, MAY 10th, 2003, 12 NOON    

WHERE: St Joseph's Field, 54th St. & Cityline Avenue, Philadelphia  

 

STOP WARMONGERING, WAR PROFITEERING AND CENSORSHIP 

  

THE CORPORATE MEDIA BLINDLY PROMOTED THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION'S WAR ON IRAQ.
They uncritically accepted as truth press releases from the White House and
CentCom, despite previous announcements by the Pentagon that false
information would routinely be circulated as part of 'information warfare'
and despite repeated false reports about the progress of the war.

 

THE MEDIA WHITEWASHED THE GRUESOME REALITIES OF THE WAR, ignoring the deaths
of thousands of civilians and the devastation of a country already crippled
by 12 years of UN sanctions. They continue to promote US attempts to install
a puppet regime in Iraq, and ignore the growing resistance of the Iraqi
people. We hear little about Iraq's ongoing humanitarian crisis, or about
the crisis here at home.

 

THE MEDIA CONGLOMERATES WILL PROFIT from multimillion dollar
telecommunication reconstruction contracts. This helps explain why they fail
to report on US corporations - like Bechtel, Cheney's Haliburton, and a host
of others - who are reaping the spoils of war in the form of control over
every aspect of the Iraqi economy, from oil production to transportation,
from health care to media systems.  

 

THE CORPORATE MEDIA EVEN SILENCED INVESTIGATION OF US MILITARY STRIKES
AGAINST NON-EMBEDDED REPORTERS, including the bombing of the Al-Jazeera
Baghdad office that killed a key correspondent and the shelling of the
Palestine Hotel that killed British and Spanish journalists.

 

TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE, The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), chaired
by Michael Powell, son of Colin Powell, is on the verge of eliminating the
last regulations against media consolidation that currently prevent ONE
GIANT COMPANY from owning all the media in the USA.

 

WHAT WILL MEDIA CONSOLIDATION MEAN? 

 

·       MORE BLATANT CONFLICTS OF INTEREST, as in the case of NBC, which is
owned by weapons manufacturer General Electric (GE).

 

·       MORE WAR CHEERLEADING, as in the case of Clearchannel radio, which
snapped up 1200 radio stations after radio deregulation in 1996, and has
been banning antiwar songs and organizing prowar rallies.

 

·       MORE MISINFORMATION, which means no stories about the ongoing
humanitarian crisis in Iraq and the crisis here at home.

 

 

 

JOIN US IN THE STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA ON MAY 10TH TO SAY 

 

NO TO ENDLESS WAR! NO TO MEDIA MONOPOLY! HUMAN NEEDS FIRST! 

 

DIRECTIONS TO ST. JOSEPH'S FIELD - From Center City via SEPTA: Take the #44
Bus from Market St., between 5th through 13th; or take the train to
Overbrook, then the #65 Bus.

 

FOR MORE INFO - Philadelphia Regional Antiwar Network: www.phillyprawn.net 

Prometheus Radio Project: 215- 727-9620, maytenth {AT} prometheusradio.org 

 

 

 

ENDORSERS: 

The African People's Solidarity Committee * American Friends Service
Committee (AFSC) * American Muslim Society of the Tristate Region * ANSWER *
Autonomy Projects * Brandywine Peace Community * Businesses Against the War
* Call to Action * Catholic Peace Fellowship * Central Committee for
Conscientious Objectors (CCCO) * Chester County Peace Movement * Coalition
of Labor Union Women (CLUW) * Thomas Paine Cronin (AFSCME DC 47) *Delaware
County Wage Peace and Justice * Earth Charter Citizens * East Timor Action
Network * Every Mother is a Working Mother Network * Filadelphia con Vieques
* Foundation for Islamic Education * Free Palestine Action Network *
Germantown Meeting Peace & Social Concerns * Global Importune * Global
Women's Strike * Greater Camden Unity Coalition * Green Party of
Philadelphia * Harrisburg Green Party * House of Grace Catholic Worker *
International Action Center of Philadelphia * Jean Donovan Community Peace
Center (JDCPC) * Metropolitan Christian Council/Philadelphia * National
Lawyers Guild/Philadelphia * National Organization for Women
(NOW)/Philadelphia * Peace Action of Delaware Valley * Penn for Peace *
Philadelphia Anti-War Forum * Philadelphia Independent Media Center *
Philadelphia NE Fed. of Anarchist-Communists * Philadelphia RASH (Red &
Anarchist Skinheads)* Philadelphia Refuse and Resist * Prometheus Radio
Project * St Vincents Church Peace & Justice Ministry * Simple Way * School
of the Americas Watch/NE * Solidarity * Unite for Peace * UFCW 1776 *
Veterans for Peace * Wages for Housework Campaign * War Resisters
League/Philadelphia * WAY * White Dog Café * Why-War? * Women in Black *
Women's International League for Peace & Freedom *

 

 

 


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Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 15:57:45 +0100
From: joasia <joasia {AT} caiia-star.net>
Subject: [i-DAT] Forthcoming Programme

[i-DAT] Forthcoming Programme:

GLOBALICA: CONCEPTUAL AND ARTISTIC TENSIONS IN THE NEW GLOBAL DISORDER

symposium organised by WRO Media Art Centre & Institute of Digital Arts and
Technology [i-DAT] as part of GLOBALICA, WRO 03, 10th International Media
Art Biennale, Wroclaw, Poland, 1 May 2003

<http://wro03.wrocenter.pl>
<http://www.i-dat.org>

Against a backdrop of Poland¹s impending entry into the European Union (and
neo-liberal capitalism), the symposium aims to investigate the local
tensions around the ways in which artists and commentators respond to global
processes, and the language and strategies they employ to do so. How does
contemporary artistic practice respond to these tensions, especially when
using or reflecting the use of network technologies? Do artists simply
respond using the same fashionable rhetoric as the system they seek to
question? What chance does networked resistance have of being resistant in
such a scenario? What models are there left to aspire to?

The symposium aims to excavate these conceptual tensions and paradoxes
surrounding artists¹ critical use of technologies and their use of the
predominant metaphors of networked global communications. All speakers will
address these ideas in terms of the viability of 'local' resistant networks.
The proposed symposium is divided into two sessions addressing conceptual
tensions and artistic/curatorial strategies.

Speakers:
€ Adam Chmielewski (University of Wroclaw), Globalism and Particularism: On
the Particularity of Global Forces and Globality of Particularisms
€ Esther Leslie (Birkbeck, University of London), Two Worlds of Fortune:
Culture and Dying in the Global Zone
€ Andreas Broeckmann (transmediale, Berlin), On the Heuristics of Artistic
Action 
€ Monica Narula (Raqs Media Collective, Delhi), Stubborn Structures and
Insistent Seepage: Art in a Networked World
€ Zoran Pantelic (kuda.org, Novi Sad), From Software to Hardware: From an
Artistic Act to Social Activism
€ James Stevens (deckspace, London), Trip the Loop, Make your Switch,
Consume the Net
€ Piotr Wyrzykowski aka Peter Style (CUKT, Gdansk/Kiev), Politicians are
Redundant

 
Forthcoming: ARTIST AS ENGINEER

symposium organised by Institute of Digital Arts and Technology [i-DAT] in
partnership with Arts Council England as part of INTERRUPT: artists in
socially engaged practice, 2/3 June 2003

<http://www.interrupt-symposia.org>
<http://www.i-dat.org>

Symposia curated and introduced by Geoff Cox & Joasia Krysa (i-DAT,
University of Plymouth)

 


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Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 15:12:57 -0400
From: "Erin Donnelly" <EDonnelly {AT} LMCC.NET>
Subject: A conversation with Eyal Weizman

The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in partnership with the Storefront
for Art and Architecture and Cabinet Magazine presents:

A conversation with Eyal Weizman

Tuesday May 6th 2003
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Mr. Weizman will present, discuss and answer questions about his recent
projects and most specifically on "A Civilian Occupation: The Politics
of Israeli Architecture"

Eyal Weizman is an architect based in Tel Aviv and London. With Rafi
Segal he is working on the redesign of the Ashdod Museum of Art and a
set for the Kameri/Itim theatre company. They have been recently
nominated amongst the finalists for the design of the Tel Aviv Museum of
Art. Weizman and Segal created the exhibition A Civilian Occupation: The
Politics of Israeli Architecture that was recently on view at the
Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York. The project examining
the politics of settlement was originally commissioned by the Israel
Association of United Architects but was cancelled for the World
Congress of Architecture in Berlin last July. Weizman has conducted
research on behalf of the human rights organization B'tselem on the
planning aspects of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank.  He
co-authored Land Grab (May 2002), a human rights report, and conducted a
map project of the West Bank for the human rights organization B'Tselem.
Weizman is currently developing his doctoral thesis The Politics of
Verticality / Architecture and Occupation in the West Bank and Gaza into
a book and a documentary film. 

Space and seating is limited, so please arrive early. 


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