Recycle for Jesus: Interview with EcoChristians

Recycle for Jesus: Interview with EcoChristians Christian environmental activism is a relatively marginal phenomenon, one that exists in the precarious space between Nature, Science, and Faith. For the disaster issue, Ecocore interviewed two different Christian Environmental groups: The Cornwall Alliance and Operation Noah. CORNWALL ALLIANCE ECOCORE: How and why did the Cornwall Alliance begin? Cornwall Alliance: One of the points in the Cornwall Alliance Agenda was that the government is given too much authority. However,… [read more »]

Returning to the village: Pier Paolo Pasolini’s early poems

Returning to the village: Pier Paolo Pasolini’s early poems Death is returning to the village where you were born. At what point was Pasolini, exactly, remembered? Pier Paolo Pasolini flirted with immortality via his untimely death in 1975, at the age of 53, when he was run over several times in his own car. As to who was driving the car, history suggests it to be either Giuseppe Pelosi, a 17 year old male prostitute… [read more »]

TOTAL BODY CONDITIONING Listening party

NEW HUMANS AND ALVIN ARONSON present TOTAL BODY CONDITIONING Coffee Vodka Take Control Lose Yourself Deep Water Flesh Mechanics Color Temperature Day Night 100% For Mika Tajima’s Total Body Conditioning at Art In General, Alvin Aronson collaborated with New Humans on Leisure Drill (Cardio Dub), the soundtrack playing throughout the gallery space that triggers lighting temperature shifts. Aronson will perform an extended live version of the composition in the exhibition space and New Humans will… [read more »]

Yemenwed’s EMPATHEATRE at the Pérez Art Museum Miami

As the culmination of their Research-in-Residence at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), the art collective Yemenwed will create an installation called EMPATHEATRE in the museum’s Learning Theatre. Merging themes of a wellness/cultural center and a more traditional entertainment venue, Yemenwed will host a month of music shows, lectures, film screenings, performances, tea ceremonies and other interactive sessions, from October 16 to November 16, 2014. Throughout the duration of the installation, a sculptural character named ICE,… [read more »]

Shut the F*ck Up! What To Do If You’re Stopped By Police.

This post provides tips for interacting with police and understanding your rights. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS – You have the right to remain silent. If you wish to exercise that right, say so out loud. – You have the right to refuse to consent to a search of yourself, your car or your home. – If you are not under arrest, you have the right to calmly leave. – You have the right to a lawyer… [read more »]

By Everyone, For No One, Everyday

If you thought Mechanical Turk or Fiverr had a monopoly on the outsourcing-random-shit market, you were wrong. Eva and Franco Mattes are giving instructions to anonymous workers to realize webcam performances. By hiring performers through crowdsourcing services, no one knows who they are, where they are, or their motivations. The resulting videos are dispersed on obscure social networks around the world, in Cambodia, Russia, China, Zambia… Links to new videos are posted daily here. Apart… [read more »]

DIS Gallery Guide

It’s Thursday, and we know you’re too lazy to get to Chelsea. Now you can gallery hop from the comfort of your home with the DIS Gallery Guide. In each video tour, a personalized guide will show you the most exciting contemporary art exhibitions the New York gallery scene has to offer. So have a seat and let these nude, pregnant, vape-life, fratboy docents take the lead. Digital Expressionism | Korakrit Arunanondchai, Greg Parma-Smith, Ben… [read more »]

AIRBNB Pavilion @ 14th Venice Architecture Biennale

Sure, you’ve tested NYC’s housing laws by sub-renting your rented apartment out on AirBnB… but have you ever coordinated multiple curated rents into a contemporary architecture exhibition in Venice? From June 4th to June 6th — during the opening week of the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale — the independently organized AIRBNB Pavilion will showcase works by 15 contemporary architects and 15 artists characterized by themes of domesticity. Taking place across various Venetian apartments rented through… [read more »]

Darling’s Room

Marvin’s Room was my 1st experience of Drake and I was in a hire car listening to a hip hop station. When Marvin’s Room came on I freaked out like what’s that??? It just cut thru everything: like it really went there, it was like the lacanian real. As a songwriter and public figure I guess Drake knows that there is a lot of swag in vulnerability; like if you’re a real man you can… [read more »]

PLAZA FILE

TRACKLIST 1) NOT THE ONE (DEMO) – THURMON GREEN 2) PARAMILITARY – MUSIC FOR YOUR PLANTS 3) MANTRA – THE DRUM 4) SLAVE TO RAIN – JAMES FERRARO 5) SHOW MY ASS – SXYLK (PRIVATE PARTY) 6) VELVET WALL (SLACKK REMIX) – MURLO 7) DRIVE ME CRAZY (NO HANDS WHY BE REMIX) – LISBENT 8) TAP PSSSHHH – CLUB ATHLETICS 9) U SMILE (CLEAN, BENEFICIAL EDIT) – JUSTIN BIEBER 10) ALTA GRACIA (ORIGINAL MIX) –… [read more »]

Adjust Opacity

Jacolby Satterwhite I recently wrote short entry about ratchet culture as the new uncanny for Flaunt magazine. It was a fun excuse for me to talk about mediatakeout.com, Rihanna and Miley Cyrus as case studies. It was about digital media and the use of Photoshop to perfect yourself and appear godly. Living in a time where everything is mediated causes a collective resistance against beauty. The new glamour is being porous and parading your errors.… [read more »]

Social Media Etiquette Guide

Social Media Etiquette GuideVIDEO Alison Bedell

Privacy is an Issue
Small Works

Small Works Matthew Simmons writes about the open heart of a user known as Beebee. You can do big work on the internet. You can try to teach people things—you can post on a blog or a video about a large and important topic and you can hope that you reach people. You can create an experience on the internet. You can make art. You can make people angry. You can ask everyone to rally… [read more »]

colocation, time displacement

colocation, time displacement – Yuri Pattison In Yuri Pattison’s colocation, time displacement, a roving camera navigates the interior of Pionen, a former civil defence center in the White Mountains Södermalm borough of Stockholm. Built in the 1970s to protect essential government functions from nuclear strike, it is now a datacentre run by Bahnhof AB. The Pirate Bay & Wikileaks have both used Pionen for their colocation services, but the camera’s POV remains discreet on finer… [read more »]

Ryan Trecartin | Animation Companion

Ryan Trecartin presents a two-dimensional side project where the set cues are propositional, not determinant. “I’m looking at the body as a pet, giving life to ideas about the body itself, and forming a sense of companionship with it.” — Ryan Trecartin

Exhibition Opening | Still Working?

This Friday at The New School’s Skybridge, Still Working? will showcase a wave of artists engaged in the increasingly blurred relationship between work and play. Seeking to create an environment that complicates this binary, the exhibition will serve as an opportunity to address the rise of the so-called creative class and the global conditions of labor underpinning it. In addition to exploring what it means to work/live in a ‘home office’, Still Working? will reference… [read more »]

DISown | The Perfect Fit
This Saturday | ECOLOGY 2: Art & Commerce

Video courtesy Brace Brace DIS Magazine and Red Bull Studios invite you to ECOLOGY 2: Art & Commerce. 3-5pm Saturday, March 22nd 220 W. 18th St Can art, as the ultimate benchmark of connoisseurial consumerism, be mobilized through commercial processes to redirect networked flows of power, capital, and desire? Introduced by artist Christopher Kulendran Thomas, this discussion brings together philosopher Benjamin Woodard, curators Agatha Wara and Victoria Ivanova, artist and writer Gean Moreno, and theorist… [read more »]

Shop Gagosian

As the coevolution of museums and galleries continues, their shared strategies become increasingly apparent. The logic of the gift shop–allow visitors to engage in commerce related to unbuyable, historic cultural objects–is native to a museum space, but a bit newer for a gallery. The Gagosian’s Shop is an exciting transportation of the gift shop model from fundraiser to business model: the cultural values being capitalized on are not unbuyable because of their removal from the… [read more »]