Thursday, August 30, 2007

Party pic: Artist Fumiko Amano in foreground, Morgan Lyons (host) in blue in background. Big place.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

My two best collectors threw an artists' party at their outrageous penthouse loft downtown last Sunday for Rex Bruce and Pete Jackson (we show him at Los Angeles Center For Digital Art). They are super people and we had an engaging crowd of collectors, gallery people, arts writers, quality artists, as well as music and film people. It was a great salon environment. There were 138 people counted at the door. Peter Frank, Artillery people, a famous photographer I can't remember, tons of PWMs (people with money), a councilwoman from West Hollywood, lots of artists and downtown gallery people. I'm a white tornado.

Pic is of me with Peter Frank (L.A. Weekly critic and chief curator at Riverside Art Museum and various PWMs. There were two huge balconies, you could see the Hollywood sign and all of the skyscrapers and famous buildings downtown.

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Friday, August 24, 2007

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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Cybernetic Eye

All views simultaneously in equal amplitudes illuminate the newly mediated grid of the cybernetic network. A full bandwidth ontology unfurls where all theories collaborate and communicate instantaneously over a reverberant labyrinth of optical fibers. This is discursive critical mass-- no opinion can exist at the expense of another and all identities, genders, skins, species, preferences and desires are transmutable. The didactic dissolves and philosophy is aesthetisized as infinitely malleable and interactive audio-visual texts. Anteriorly recursive plagarisms download, mutate, intermix and upload again. Vocabulary becomes a poetics of redefinition, and concepts become the vertigo of a shimmering ideological spectrum moving at light speed.

This is the new music of the technologized psyche: the electronic symphony of every instrument and every note synchronously blended to one monolithic and ecstatic tone. A meditation. A multicultural morphing where all colors combine to create a brilliant light. Each computer screen is a glimpse-a partitioned selection-of this luminous digital site, of the total epistemic memory residing in the global database for instant retrieval, update, recombination and re-storage. This vortical workstation of the cybernet is a tributary, a feeding bottle or breast, and an hermaphroditic genital of the info-communicative circulatory/nervous system where through interaction we sate the antique dictum for being the smarter monkey that better survives a hostile nature, that better survives its own hostile nature.

n o i s e 2 s i g na l

Noise becomes the signal. Find the signal in the noise. Overexposed, overloaded, distorted, meters in the red. Hissing, scratched, discolored, alaised, unintelligble and unreadable. Lens flares. Warped, faded, clipping, bleeding, and humming. Dot screens, moiree patterns. Raster lines. Corrupted data. Feedback. Modem hash. Channel offsets. Degenerated dubs, replications and simulations.

Allow random access thoughts. Art is assembly language. Be a noise-to-signal processor. Processing and filtering all input. Be electronic. Sampling, capturing. Reconfiguring. Inputting, communicating, disseminating. Be a feedback loop. Be an answering machine. Be a disconncected number, out of service. Be a busy signal, unreachable. Be a signal. Be a system error, crash applications. Be an error message. Be an error. Be an assembly language translator. Be machine level code. Be code. Be corrupted streaming data. Be an alaised side effect. Be aliased.

Be noise.


Los Angeles Center for Digital Art "Snap to Grid" is fired up, we have 300 people so far and the deadline is September 2. This show is total anarchy, everyone that sends in an image gets it printed and hung. We get hundreds of people from all over. Someone from Vietnam sent us two images yesterday.

Every year for 50 years the L.A. Municipal Gallery has held its "Open Call" exhibit where any artist can show up with their art and an entry fee (to benefit gallery programs) and the piece is shown. The Los Angeles Center For Digital Art decided to launch an international experiment of the same nature where the artists upload images that are printed and hung by the gallery. The hundreds of works are displayed in a grid like installation (reminiscent of postcard art shows of the 1980's) where every work submitted is exhibited. The usual (less than democratic) selection process where only the precious few are chosen is turned on its head in a curatorial anarchy where everyone gets to participate and the viewer is literally left to be the judge.


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