Hey All,………….so I have a show right now at the Whitney called Pro Tools, please check it out if u r in NY. I wanted to point out that the brochure from the show which contains an essay and pics of works is now available as a PDF here for download. But more importantly, the brochure is actually available in two forms, one is the hard copy you can pick up for free at the Whitney, and the other is the above PDF download. In the version of the brochure at the Whitney, since it was printed by a professional printer which has the ability to print on the backs of pages, I had the back of each page be one of my Photoshop Gradient prints (I’ve been making a bunch of prints in the last few years with default Photoshop gradients FYI). Therefore you will notice the brochure at the Whitney has no staple, … that’s so you can take it apart, and have 8 FREE PRINTS. Enjoy! But, don’t fret if you are not in NYC, …… cause if you have downloaded the PDF, it is designed to be printed out all at once on a desktop printer, and then folded along the center length wise, after which it will turn into a small booklet. :)
According to Xinhua News Agency in China, Ai Weiwei has been released on bail due to “good attitude in confessing his crimes as well as a chronic disease he suffers from.”
Although this does not mean he is completely free, it is a good step forward in this fiasco. Of course, him and many others artists are still at risk of being arrested for expressing their opinions and beliefs inside China.
In the event Ai or others do get arrested, the China Blocker will be reactivated to support whomever is arrested.
Internet pieces only!! Ongoing series, recent and new works!
curated by Aram Bartholl
All upcoming shows and archive on http://speedshow.net/
Muharrem Yildirim has developed the first major contender towards solving the GML Field Recorder Challenge, which is a 1200 euro prize to produce an easily reproducible DIY device that can unobtrusively record graffiti motion data during a graffiti writer’s normal practice in the city. The GML Recording Machine uses a hacked mechanical mouse in combination with an Arduino to measure the length of two strings attached to the graffiti writer’s feet. The motion captured data is stored in an on board SD card and, with a simple script, is later converted to Graffiti Markup Language (.gml) format. An instruction guide for how to build the device from low cost materials will be on Muharrem’s blog shortly.
The GML Recording Machine is an exciting step forward in the development of technologies for real (as opposed to simulated) graffiti.
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