Friday, February 20, 2009

funny / not funny

Some recent writing for your online enjoyment:

At Artforum: Gustav Deutsch, Bruce Baille, Wang Bing, Godard's Made in USA

At Triple Canopy: an essay on the work of DC genius Jeff Krulik. (I like to think of it as part of a trans-publication "comedy trilogy" with recent writings on Jerry Lewis and Cory Arcangel.)

Saturday, December 27, 2008

It Is To Laugh

Check out this conversation I did with Cory Arcangel about comedy, posted on Rhizome.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Joke Book

Newish piece of mine on The Total Film-Maker by Jerry Lewis over at Artforum, timed for his appearance at the Museum of the Moving Image this past weekend.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Our Expanding Universe

This Saturday, November 22 I'll be part of a mini-symposium at EAI called Expanded Video. The full schedule is below.

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Saturday, November 22, 2008
Noon - 6:30 pm

Admission Free
Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)
535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011

Please join EAI for a day of panels and discussion that will explore the changing landscape for exhibiting, collecting, distributing and preserving media art. Leading curators, artists, gallerists, distributors and critics will examine new paradigms for media art practice and activate dialogue on how moving image artworks are being exhibited, collected and circulated today, from YouTube to the gallery and the museum – and everywhere in between. Join us for two panels that will discuss this shifting landscape in relation to media art’s remarkable history, its multi-faceted present and the unforeseeable future.

Noon - 2:00 pm

Lauren Cornell
Executive Director, and Adjunct Curator of the New Museum

Jacob Ciocci
Artist and member of Paper Rad

Ed Halter
Critic and Co-Director of Light Industry, Brooklyn

Glenn Phillips
Senior Project Specialist and Consulting Curator, Department of Contemporary Programs and Research, Getty Research Institute

Moderated by Caitlin Jones
Independent writer and curator

3:30 - 5:30 pm

Christopher Eamon
Curator of the Pamela and Richard Kramlich Collection

Chrissie Iles
Anne & Joel Ehrenkranz Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art

Joan Jonas

Jenny Moore
Director of Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York

Moderated by Rebecca Cleman
Director of Distribution at EAI

Introduction by Lori Zippay
Executive Director of EAI

2:00 - 3:30 pm

Monday, November 17, 2008

Cory Arcangel Bootleg Comedy Album

Hey "sorry for not posting in a while" but here's a bootleg audio recording of Cory Arcangel's entire Continuous Partial Awareness lecture at the New Museum last week. Since it was recorded from my lap, you hear me chuckling a lot.

CoryArcangelCPA.WMA - Cory Arcangel

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Blue is Beautiful

A short article by me on Jennifer Reeves's When It Was Blue, which she will perform tomorrow night at The Kitchen, is now online at Artforum.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Just Gaming

Tonite at the New Museum!

Next Level: New Independent Gaming
Friday, October 10th, 7:30pm
the New Museum, New York, NY
$6 Members/$8 General Public

Bringing together prominent game designers, artists and critics, Next Level takes a look at the recent rise of indie gaming: a vibrant new culture of individually made and self-distributed video games that blur the line between digital art and creative entertainment.

Featuring artist and game designers Mark Essen, Jason Rohrer and Greg Costikyan. Moderated by Rhizome staff writer Ed Halter, an author, critic, and curator whose book From Sun Tzu to Xbox: War and Video Games was published in 2006.

Part of Rhizome's New Silent Series at the New Museum.