Algerian, Paris based artist Mohamed Bourouissa’s work projects urban geographical and social spaces in antithetical arenas in order to contend stereotypes that incorrectly define these misrepresented realities. In 2009, Bourouissa first premiered his project titled TEMPS MORT. The exhibition follows the correspondence between Bourouissa and a prison inmate named ‘Al’. As the two communicated solely through SMS – messages which are also included in the exhibition – Bourouissa suggested various shots and still images for Al… [read more »]
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 »]
It’s Net Artist Podcast-ly with Arjun Srivatsa and Anthony Antonellis! Listen to the Mad About You theme, topics on panels, reports, business and finance, and the latest on Oculus Rift… #thisisgoingtotakealotofhashtags
Q: What happens if bright rainbow yarns don’t speak to my gay identity? A: You’re branded this way. Introducing Gay Jeans, a seemingly #basic pair of dark indigo denim that over time, with enough wear and tear, “comes out of the closet” to show its true colors. Financed through the crowdfunding platform BetaBrand, 10% of its profits go to the SF LGBT Center. As lead designer Steven B. Wheeler puts it, “it’s proof that some… [read more »]
The binary code rules the world, but why not dance to it? Currently ongoing at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Smart New World is dissecting the conditions of digital capitalism while channeling its structures to bring art and contemporary dance to life. You can contact Xavier Cha to have your compulsive online patterns monitored by surveillance software then transposed into movement by dancers of the Merce Cunningham Company. Transfigure your compulsive URL behavior into beautiful dance by… [read more »]
According to the U.S. Public Health Service, Clostridium difficile can cause painful cramps, high fever, severe swelling of the bowel, colonic bleeding — basically, explosive diarrhea. But now there’s a solution! Doo-doo transplants, aka fecal bacteriotherapy, puts the “ex” in excrement through a peer-to-peer poop therapy procedure that may remind you of Human Centipede but without the maniacal nazi doctor. Provided with the choice between two methods of administration — a fine tube threaded through… [read more »]
Listen to Ian Isiah’s karaoke renditions of “The Boy Is Mine” and “Wrecking Ball” as well a special #DISown freestyle!
Opening this Sunday at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, Dark Velocity1 will feature works by Trisha Baga, Alisa Baremboym, Brace Brace, DIS, GCC, Victoria Ivanova, Seth Price, Christopher Kulendran Thomas and Ryan Trecartin. The exhibition thematically hinges on critical relationships to neoliberalism today, a rejection of former longings for ‘outside’ alternatives, and inflecting the technologies internal to current systems of power, capital, and desire. Dark Velocity1 will be ongoing from April 13… [read more »]
We’ve all fantasized: gay Republican, closeted Democrat, Bi-ndependent. But now we have the facts. Orientation cryptologist Steven Phillips-Horst is back with #penetrating insights into the not-so-secret lives of closeted gay politicians! The results are #SCHOCKING!
Soca spirit with a techno temper! Streaming now on DIS.