Club Lalena is a distributed, blockchain-based membership, reputation management, and benefits program for DIY, experimental, underground, regional, and otherwise “unprofessional” art spaces and laborers. Club Lalena allows members to accrue transferrable value without currency on the basis of labor input. It also allows individuals and organizations to symbiotically build reputation through collaborative, creative, working relationships. It integrates archiving of projects and work via the blockchain ledger.Read More
By curators Liz Flyntz and Gabriel Florenz.
"A new chapter of the legendary art collective unearths time capsules of their legacy"
A photo essay of the exhibition in Pioneer Works' now eponymous magazine - available here.
Edited by Liz Flyntz, David Everitt Howe. Foreword by Gabriel Florenz. Introduction by Liz Flyntz. Text by Constance M. Lewallen, Steve Seid, Gabriella Giannachi. Interview with members of LST by Rudolf Frieling. Book design by Daniel Kent.
Not exactly a catalog for the eponymous exhibition, The Present Is The Form of All Life: The Time Capsules of Ant Farm and LST includes even more archival content than the exhibition, plus images of the installation, and excerpts collected from the HUQQUH's photo gathering.
The special "artists edition" contains a small USB drive embedded in the cover that contains content from the most recent (and perhaps last?) iteration of the HUQQUH time capsule - thousands of smart phone pictures anonymously donated by Pioneer Works visitors. Impatient purchasers must destroy the cover to get to the time capsule.
FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture is a collective co-directed by artist/activists Hannah Brancato and Rebecca Nagle. FORCE was formed in Baltimore in 2010 and today organizes actions and events in the Baltimore/DC area, in public spaces, and on college campuses around the country. FORCE uses the internet as an extension of the public space in which art can be made or presented, as a communication broadcast tool in opposition to mainstream media, and as a forum for suggesting alternative, positive visions of sex, gender, and consent in culture.
I spoke to Hannah Brancato at FORCE’s temporary headquarters and studio, housed in the labyrinthine corridors of Area 405, a former factory turned artist studio warren, on September 18, 2015. FORCE had recently moved into an enormous space in the building, and their Monument Quilt (2013–present) production tables, literature, and other materials staked out a central area that was surrounded by the hulking shapes of old machinery and furniture in storage around them. I met with Hannah at a folding table, where she was seated on a folding chair, surrounded by sewing machines, storage bins holding fabric, and literature about sexual assault and rape. We discussed several projects produced by FORCE since the group’s inception, as well as artistic influences and some works-in-progress…Read More
An interview with Paolo Cirio. Paolo Cirio is a conceptual artist whose work, while often based on digital networks and presented on the internet, is more concerned with underlying social structures than with the affect and aesthetics of the internet. Cirio’s work tends to be text- and data - intensive. He targets the biggest multinational corporations out there: Amazon, Facebook, Visa, Google Maps, Twitter.Read More
Anthony Antonellis, known for transforming himself into a quasi-cyborg, has a new netart show viewable via hand.Read More
I may use some contemporary media such as computer screens and scanners, but I'm not at all identified as a "new media artist". More than anything else I'm an internet friendly artist (and also: craftswoman, cavewoman, undiscovered-yet pop star and heartbroken artist). The internet has been good to me. This is the future, one doesn't need to make stuff on Photoshop to become a legitimized net artist. I like to make things with my hands, this is how I work…I think with my hands. I like limiting myself to a very 'stupid' medium like the pencil. I am also not a big fan of computers, though I do love the internet, and like many other artists, I want my work to be out there.Read More