[NetBehaviour] Share {exchange|distribute} Knoxville

The Art Gallery of Knoxville art.gallery.knoxville at gmail.com
Wed Jan 3 01:12:23 CET 2007

+ (A) 2007.01.05 r4WB1t5 micro.Fest + DISTRIBUTION RELIGION

2007.01.05 ONE NIGHT ONLY
7PM - ON
106 E Jackson Ave
Knoxville, TN 37915


The Art Gallery of Knoxville
317 N Gay St
Knoxville, TN 37917
Gallery Hours: Friday - Saturday (3-8pm)


Please join us this Friday Night to share, {exchange|distribute},
create crossroads of digital punk, blues musics + freak folktronics
as forms of protest + resistance to current socio-economic situations
+ political contingencies at (A) r4WB1t5 micro.Fest.

(A) r4WB1t5 rocks digital systems @ Pilot Light, with a realtime
audio and video jamboree by r4WB1t5 participants from Knoxville,
Chicago and beyond with:

Curt Cloninger - lab404 (Asheville NC .US)
performing realtime audio video

Fecal Japan (Knoxville TN .US) playing experimental noise musics

Cindy Latham (Knoxville TN .US) screening digital video

Operators of E.D.E.N. (Chicago IL .US)
operating a utopian switch board system

AND MORE! in an open cybernated jam session including these artists
as well as the r4WB1t5 micro.Fest organizers themselves, Chris
Molinski, jonCates, jon.satrom and jake elliott. a folksonema
screening opens the night @ Pilot Light with metatagged media from
all across the global interweb super sprawl.

+ (A) r4WB1t5 micro.Fest @ The Art Gallery of Knoxville +

++ @ The Art Gallery of Knoxville, upload art to 0P3NFR4M3W0RK
(images) + R4WD10PL4Y84CK800M80X0R (audio) to make a mashed
up cinema machine! 0P3NFR4M3W0RK projects your digital images
into an open golden frame on the Gallery wall while
R4WD10PL4Y84CK800M80X0R transits your audio files on a micro.Radio
station broadcasting to olde skool boomboxes!

+ (A) r4WB1t5 micro.Fest network connections +

email: play at r4wd10pl4y84ck800m80x0r.org
email: play at r4wd10pl4y84ck800m80x0r.org



Distribution Religion
January 1 - 27

Opening Friday January 5, 6-11pm
The Art Gallery of Knoxville

"Distribution Religion" was developed in 1973 by Chicago artists Dan Sandin
and Phil Morton as a text to describe the schematic plans for Sandin's
Image Processor, an analog computer optimized for video processing.
The "Distribution Religion" expressed a determined belief in the idea of free
and open copying, which is a central aspect of the Chicago School and a
notion that has begun to become important to many contemporary artists.

>From January 1 – 27, The Art Gallery of Knoxville will examine situations of
sharing and exchange provided by three contemporary Chicago groups:
criticalartware, People Powered, and Temporary Services.  Each of these
artists have developed interests in distribution and it's role as an important
social / cultural concern.

criticalartware is a contemporary platform for developing + facilitating
discourses on software as art / art as software. Current member of the group
are: (in alphanumerical order) jonCates, Matt Dennewitz, jake elliott,
Tamas Kemenczy, Nicholas O'Brien, bensyverson ++ jon.satrom.
criticalartware is a collaborative platform that maintains + creates
opportunities for organizational openness + internal as well as external
exchanges, reconfigurations and modularities.  A central part of their work
involves the public distribution / presentation of interviews, video and text
featuring the key players of early code or concept based Art.  They are
particularly interested in enabling  "shared cultural resources connecting
these conversations."  In Knoxville, criticalartware will coordinate an
electronic system for the sharing and exchange of this information –
primarily through a custom computer interface.

People Powered  is a Chicago group run by artist Kevin Kaempf.  His work
integrates itself socially, becoming a means for the distribution of physical
tools. People Powered "adopts consumer culture's aesthetic forms to
distribute information about sustainable living practices such as community
composting, recycling, and free public transportation."  A recent People
Powered exhibit at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art highlighted
prototypes for "Chicago Blue Bikes," in which junked bicycles are salvaged
and rebuilt into a fleet of public bicycles.  The Knoxville exhibition
will become
part of the project "Loop Limited: Recycled Paints" where unfinished cans of
used paint are recycled/mixed together and redistributed into the community.
Cans of paint will be available for free in the Gallery space.

The artists of Temporary Services are founders of the Chicago space "Mess
Hall" and widely known for their public and social works.  Often the group aims
to "provide a network for the collection and distribution of artistic
work going on
looking at the line between art and ethics, power and art, and the role of the
public."  In Knoxville, the group's Booklets, a large collection of
material on a wide range of subjects, will be on display.  Alongside this
substantial library, an example set of works given away at the Temporary
Services event "Free For All" will be shown. "Free For All" was a public art
project where multiples of many small objects were collected by the public
within a cardboard box that acted as a portable, distributed exhibition.


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