I have been invited to present my work as part of the ongoing visiting filmmaker/artist series, Structuring Strategies, at CalArts. It will be a split evening with animator Eileen Reynolds. The event will take place on March 19th from 7pm-10pm at CalArts’ Bijou Theater. More details on the screening order to be announced shortly. Hope to see you there.
I had a chance to be the Production Advisor for the new video piece Chinatown Abecedario: A Folk Taxonomy of L.A.’s Chinatown by Audrey J. Chan. The piece uses the 26 letters of the English alphabet as the base structure for the piece combined with alliterative sentences that discuss an aspect of Los Angeles’ Chinatown. For each sentence there are corresponding illustrations that forefront aspects of Chinatown’s past and present cultural climate. Each letter and sentence is also accompanied by text and narration in English, Spanish, Mandarin, and Cantonese. I worked with Chan on the production and post-production side of the project, primarily finding a workflow that would enable her to complete the 13 minute animation in less than two months. It is currently part of the (de)Constructing Chinatown exhibition put on by the Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles, which runs through October. For more information on the project please visit audreychan.net.
Early this summer I had a chance to work with artist Charles Long on his public interactive sculptures, Pet Sounds, for Madison Square Park in New York City. I helped solve a number of problems that they were facing such as, how do we make the sculptures touch sensitive, how do we network the sculptures together for interaction between sculptures, how do speakers get integrated into the sculptures without breaking their form, and how do we make this robust enough to survive New York City’s summer weather. The sculptures will be in Madison Square Park until September 9th. For more information on the project please visit:
EULA for a Chain Letter, is currently part of the “Itsa Small World After All” show put on by Internet personality Hennessey Youngman, at Family Business, in New York City. The show features over 500 artists in the new Family Business art space in Chelsea.
More information on the show at
More info on the EULA Project at
A sneak preview of the deadly route, Dead Man’s Shuttle, will be taking this Sunday (9/18), along Sunset Blvd.
This Sunday (9/18), I will be participating in the LA Road Concert on Sunset Blvd, with a new project, Dead Man’s Shuttle. The LA Road Concert on Sunset Blvd is a series of site specific works by over 100 artists along the 24 mile stretch that is Sunset Blvd.
Dead Man’s Shuttle, is a small shuttle that takes riders along the deadly curve located at Sunset Boulevard and N. Whittier Drive, known as “Dead Man’s Curve.” Riders will be given a brief history on the curve and its influence upon Hollywood celebrities, Los Angeles, and popular culture, before they climb into Dead Man’s Shuttle and ride along the deadly curve. Throwing caution to the wind with each ride and playing the odds with the hope that the fury of Sunset Boulevard’s Dead Man’s Curve will not strike.
Date & Time: 9/18 from 3-5pm (approximately every 10-15 minutes)
Location: 900 Block of N. Whittier Drive just north of the Sunset Blvd & N. Whittier intersection. Look for the Black Toyota Yaris.
For more info on the, LA Road Concert on Sunset Blvd, please visit http://www.laroadconcerts.co.cc/
Follow Dead Man’s Shuttle on Twitter @DeadManShuttle
The Neighborhood Network Watch Keyword Analysis Application v3.5f (NNWKAA) will be part of the Have You Seen My Privacyshow at the 18th Street Art Center, curated by Richard Newton. Have You Seen My Privacy, will involve multiple presentations of video, ephemera, and correspondence accompanied by public dialogues with artists active in Southern California from 1960 onwards. The NNWKAA will be on view starting on March 3rd and an accompanying talk will take place on March 10th, NNWKAA: Making Terrorism Out Of Your Emails. Details are available below and for more information please visit http://18thstreet.org/projects/in-the-privacy-richard-newton
Have You Seen My Privacy Opening
Date: February 19, 2011
NNWKAA: Making Terrorism Out Of Your Emails
Date: March 10, 2011
Time: 8:00PM (reception at 7:30PM)
18th Street Arts Center
1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
The Neighborhood Network Watch: Wardriving on Washington Blvd, will be screening as part of Collective Show: LA that is ongoing. In addition I will be doing a short performance as J.R. Jones, a member of the Los Angeles Chapter’s Network Identification and Collection Division (NICD). Event info is after the jump.
Location: 995 N. Hill Street, 1st Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90012
“EULA For A _____” Artist Talk @ Electrofringe 2010 from Emery Martin on Vimeo.
Documentation of the artist talk I gave about, “EULA For A _____” for the Electrofringe new media festival, October 1, 2010 @ Process Space, in Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Please read the EULA For A Talk before proceeding with watching this video reproduction.
EULA For A Talk
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I am currently in Australia for the Electrofringe new media festival. I will be giving artist talks about the Neighborhood Network Watch and a new project EULA For A _____. I will also get to stage EULA For A _____ in the city of New Castle as part of the festival. Details on the date and times of the events are below.
EULA For A _____ Talk
10/01/2010 @ 12:30pm
401 Hunter St
Newcastle NSW 2300
Neighborhood Network Watch Talk
10/03/2010 @ 2:30pm
401 Hunter St
Newcastle NSW 2300