network_art_activism - The Museum of Contemporary Art in LA

Date Mon, 08 Nov 1999 11:26:47 -0500

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California Institute of the Arts at The Museum of Contemporary Art in
Angeles presents Steve Kurtz from Critical Art Ensemble on Saturday
November 13 at 8:00 PM.

The presentation "Recombinant Theater and Digital Resistance" is free to

the public and will be in the MOCA Ahmanson Auditorium. At 10 pm, there
will be a <> opening night reception at MOCA.

Critical Art Ensemble is a collective of five tactical media artists of
various specializations including computer art, film/video, photography,

text art, books, and performance. Formed in 1987, CAE´s focus has been
on the exploration of the intersections between art, critical theory,
technology, and political activism. Their books include "Flesh Machine:
Cyborgs, Designer Babies and New Eugenic Consciousness," "Electronic
Disobedience and Other Unpopular Ideas" and "The Electronic Disturbance"

all published by Autonomedia/Semiotext(e), New York.

<> is a lecture series featuring net artists, net activists
and net collectives from around the world. The series, which continues
through May 2000, brings together for the first time in the United
artists and activists known throughout the world for their low tech and
interventionist strategies of experimental and radical cultural
collaboration, and critique on and off the Internet.

The series is a collaborative effort between the Cal Arts Programs in
Photography in the School of Art and Integrated Media at MOCA.

<> participants and schedule:
11/13 Critical Art Ensemble (USA)
A collective of five artists of various specializations dedicated
to exploring the intersections between art,technology, radical
politics, and critical theory.

12/8 Alexei Shulgin (Russia)
Moscow based artist, musician and curator. Founder of the 386DX

Cyberpunk Rock Band.

12/9 Alexei Shulgin will perform with his 386DX Cyberpunk band at

1/26 Jenny Marketou (Greece/USA)
An artist living in New York and working with telepresence environment
and networking technologies.

2/9 Geert Lovink (Holland)
Media theorist and activist, member of Adilkno, Foundation for
the Advancement of Illegal Knowledge, former editor of Mediamatic,
and organizer of numerous European based media events and conferences.

2/23 Mongrel (Jamaica/England)
London based artists group exploring issues of race, technology
and new-eugenics.

3/8 RTMark (USA)
RTMark helps fund the sabotage of corporate products and strategies
and offers investors the highest cultural dividends available on
the market today.

3/22 Vuk Cosic (Slovenia/Yugoslavia)
Slovenian based pioneer in the field of

4/12 Olia Lialina (Russia/Germany)
Moscow born net artist, curator and writer.

4/26 Rachel Baker & Heath Bunting (England)
London based internet artists and founding members of,
an art server widely known for its blend of net art, net
engineering and

5/10 Matthew Fuller/IOD (England)
London based artist, write and member of the IOD art and design

For further information please call 661-255-1050 x2339 or send email

The event is free and open to the public.


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