Writing Marathon at the University of New Mexico Art Museum

UNM | Art Museum
Man Ray, Noire et blanche, 1926 ©2010 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

But what exactly is a Writing Marathon?

A Writing Marathon is a long period of time of sustained writing in an environment that is a resource of ideas and a source of inspiration. Place matters and writing marathons respect this.

Writing Marathons offer the opportunity to take risks and share them with others, to be in new spaces and witness the influence it has on your work, and to listen to other's pieces. There are no rules, no pressure, and lots of encouragement from like-minded souls.

Writing Marathon at the Museum
Man Ray, African Art and the Modernist Lens
Sponsored by the High Desert Writing Project, in partnership with the UNM Art Museum

This writing marathon will involve viewing the exhibit, brief discussions about the art, and opportunities to write and share. Participants need not be accomplished writers, but are expected to have an interest in writing.
Who: Writers 15 - 99+ years of age

Where: University of New Mexico Art Museum (in the Center for the Arts)

When: April 10, 2010 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Bring: Something to write on and pencils (NOTE: NO PENS are permitted in the Art Museum)

Cost: $10
To register for this event, please email Chuck Jurich at

The Art Museum is handicapped accessible - please make prior arrangements with Sara Otto-Diniz at sodiniz@unm.edu.

For more information on the Man Ray exhibition please visit http://unm.edu/~artmuse

For more information on High Desert Writing Project please visit http://hdwp.org


The Spring 2010 edition of the Center for Land Use Interpretation's The Lay of the Land newsletter is now available on the Center's newly redesigned website!

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Save the Date

“Donald Judd: Delegated Fabrication”
Conference and Exhibition, Portland, Ore.

Sunday, April 25, 2010
University of Oregon in Portland
White Stag Block

From the outside a Donald Judd piece is seamless, hiding all traces of it’s construction. But behind the final piece is a rich history of the artist’s intent and his method for fabrication. Join us for a groundbreaking discussion of Judd’s art, lead by contemporary art scholars and Judd’s longtime fabricator. The day-long conference in Portland, Ore, will look at Judd as an icon of the American minimalist movement, as well as issues of authenticity and fabrication that continue to have lasting implications for artists today. In addition, the conference will explore the artist’s connection to Pacific Northwest, where he created a site-specific piece in 1974 for the Portland Center for Visual Arts (PCVA).

A related exhibition will be presented in the University of Oregon’s White Box visual laboratory.

Conference Speakers:
Robert Storr -- Dean of the Yale School of Art and past curator at the Museum of Modern Art, art critic and painter
Peter Ballentine —Judd’s longtime fabricator, curator and artist
Bruce Guenther — Curator of modern and contemporary art at the Portland Art Museum

Conference organized by Peter Ballantine and Arcy Douglass

Registration (includes boxed lunch):
$65 early registration by March 22; $85 after
$35 for students

To register, visit www.juddconference.com

Conference blog at www.juddconference.posterous.com


Practices in transformation

A conference by the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki Finland, in
collaboration with the Finnish Bioart Society and Pixelache festival.

Time: 24-25.3.2010 10-17h
Location: Auditorium, Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki, Kaikukatu 4.
Accessible for everyone and free entry

Detailed schedule and more information:
www.kuva.fi www.kilpiscope.net www.pixelache.fi

Keynotes by Roy Ascott and Jill Scott

The beginning of the 21st century is characterized by an overwhelming
awareness of environmental issues. Facing the threat of global
warming, the findings of scientific research have become a subject of
intensive political debate. The ethical questions traditionally
discussed in the green-wing marginals have become mainstream, as
science has become a coffee-table topic.

The field of art that interacts with the practices of science and its
technologies is commonly referred to as ART&SCIENCE. During the past
decades, this hybrid field has become more or less established, with
landmark works, major institutions and written histories. However,
with the new wave of environmentalism, a further wave of artists
working with methods and questions related to scientific research has
also emerged.

The conference seeks to contextualize the practices of ART&SCIENCE
both in the contemporary political atmosphere and the history of
contemporary art.

The first day of the two-day conference focuses on the practices in
transformation as a result of research-orientation and
cross-disciplinarity, characteristic to the field of ART&SCIENCE.

The second day of the conference looks at the technologies of
encounter between human and non-human worlds. The aim is to address
the ethical discourse taking place in art practices which look at the
interaction between humans and non-humans.

Speakers include:
Pau Alsina (researcher, ESP)
Roy Ascott (artist, theorist, UK)
Laura Beloff (artist, researcher, FI)
Erich Berger (artist, coordinator ArsBioarctica, AUT/FI)
Andy Gracie (artist, UK/ESP)
Terike Haapoja (artist, FI)
Eija Juurola (forest researcher, FI)
Jan Kaila (artist, professor, FI)
Tuija Kokkonen (theatre director, FI)
Minna Långström (artist, lecturer, FI
Anu Osva (artist, FI)
Ingeborg Reichle (art historian, DE)
Antti Sajantila (professor, medical doctor, FI)
Jill Scott (artist, researcher, AUS/CH)
Helena Sederholm (professor, FI)
Raitis Smits (artist, curator, LV)
Ulla Taipale (curator, FI/ESP)
Manu Tamminen (microbiologist, FI)
Adam Zaretsky (artist, US)

Erich Berger
Coordinator ArsBioarctica

Terike Haapoja
Artist, Phd researcher




MARCH 17-21, 3PM-3AM




Triple Canopy, Issue 8

Online now:
Triple Canopy, Issue 8
Hue and Cry

Support Triple Canopy and its contributors
If you value the work we’ve been doing and would like to enable us to do more of it—and publish with greater frequency—please consider making a tax-deductible donation online now.

Currently online:

De Tribus Impostoribus
by Victoria Miguel
An Internet play inspired by the eponymous book (which was neither written nor published), consisting of three dialogues on the limits and imperfections of language.

Inside the Mundaneum
by Molly Springfield
Snail-mail Google and a card-catalog Web: a fin-de-siècle Belgian information scientist’s proto-Internet.

Thirty-Six Shades of Prussian Blue
by Joshua Cohen
Turnbull’s Blue—Antwerp Blue—Berlin Blue—Prussiate of Iron—Chinese Blue—Saxon Blue—Blau de Berlin—Pariser-blau”: reading the world’s first artificial color.


Bangkok Is Ringing, Episode 1
by Ben Tausig
A series exploring the politics of urban sound in Bangkok and beyond, through first-person reporting, field recordings, and analysis. In this debut episode, Tausig takes listeners from a storefront Pentecostal church in Brownsville, Brooklyn, to the noisy streets of Thailand’s capital.

Coming soon:

by Lucy Ives
“A story in which I explain”: a collage and prose poem.

R, Adieu
by Joe Milutis
The primal violence and utopian trill of the rolled r, the most rrresilient of locutions.

Sacrifice of the Banana
by Karthik Pandian
An ecstatic bestiary. A prequel to 2012. Shot by the temple police. Performed for the video camera. A film.

Horse People
by Ben Yaster
Among the silvery breeders, sunburned frat boys, and other endangered species of Baltimore’s Preakness Stakes.

The Road to Unification Village
by Sukjong Hong
A letter from the Demilitarized Zone, where South Korea is imagining its way out of perpetual war.

Crude Meridian
by Sophia Al Maria with Manal Al Dowayan
The story of the cowboy oilmen who branded the Gulf: “The desert of Arabia is America's last frontier.”

The Sea of Trees
by Joshua Zucker-Pluda & Nine Eglantine Yamamoto-Masson with Jacob Kirkegaard
Mapping the Japanese forest where the spirits of suicides linger, silence reigns, and compasses fail.

And more podcasts—readings, sound art, interviews, reports, radio serials—from Ed Park, Dan Torop, and others.

Triple Canopy works collectively with writers, artists, researchers and other collaborators on projects that deal critically with culture and politics, and the ways people engage them, both online and in the world at large. These investigations are realized in an online magazine as well as in public programs and print publications encompassing various fields and locales. We aim to present work and advance ideas informed by a multitude of disciplines and perspectives, and to disseminate them among a broad and diverse audience. Triple Canopy, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, was founded in late 2007; our first issue was published on March 17, 2008.

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Place:Appalachia: Summer Course At West Virginia University

A new two-week field course, Place:Appalachia, is being offered this summer by Erika Osborne at West Virginia University.

For more information visit: http://artanddesign.wvu.edu/placeappalachia

FENCE DITCH REPEAT: New exhibit and public presentation at the Center for Land Use Interpretation's Los Angeles


FENCE DITCH REPEAT: Iterations of the Border at Juárez/El Paso
Exhibit opens on Friday March 5, 2010

A CLUI Independent Interpreter exhibit featuring the work of Sarah Cowles and Alan Smart.

Sound by John Also Bennett.
Independent Interpreter event - Sarah Cowles will talk about the exhibit Fence Ditch Repeat on Saturday, March 13 at 7:30pm. (Please arrive early, seating is limited.)

This Center for Land Use Interpretation Independent Interpreter program is made possible by the support of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.


The Center for Land Use Interpretation
9331 Venice Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
310.839.5722 office
310.839.6678 fax

Exhibit is open 12 - 5 PM, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, or by appointment.
Admission is free.

3rd annual NMU Indigenous Earth Issues Summit

Taking Action for Mother Earth:
The upcoming 3rd annual NMU Indigenous Earth Issues Summit

By Aimée Cree Dunn

This year’s Indigenous Earth Issues Summit, to be held on April 5 in the NMU Great Lakes Rooms, promises to be another exciting event. Indigenous activists from Turtle Island’s East and West and many places in between will gather to offer their skills and knowledge on how to effect change for Mother Earth.

The third annual Summit will focus on taking action. As part of this, Summit participants will have the opportunity to learn such skills as how tribes can take action against polluting industries by exercising their sovereign right to regulate air and water quality on and around reservations. Lee Sprague of the Little River Band will conduct a workshop on the topic.

Participants in the Summit will also have the chance to learn from long-time Native activist and lawyer, Gail Small, of the Northern Cheyenne. Small, Ms. Magazine's 1995 Gloria Steinem Women of Vision Award winner, has been fighting coal mining for over 25 years. She will offer her experience in “using organizing, alliances, legal challenges, and the drafting of tribal laws to assert tribal control over resource extraction on and around Indian reservations” to those who attend her workshop.

Our Indigenous brothers from the East Coast have also been invited to join us. Bettina Washington and Chuckie Green of the Mashpee Wampanoag Nation will present on their tribe’s opposition to the mega-windfarm proposed for Cape Cod. The Mashpee Wampanoag’s opposition is based on protection of sacred sites as the proposed mega-windfarm would interfere with traditional ceremonies.

Other workshop presenters include Ben Yahola (Quasartte/Tokobutchee), Co-director of Mvskoke Food Sovereignty Intitiative of Oklahoma, will teach about the Native spiritual connections between food and Mother Earth. Damien Lee, Anishinabe (Ojibwa) from Fort William First Nation, will give a workshop offering his firsthand experience in organizing effective “community decolonization by addressing environmental racism affecting traditional territories.”

The event will wrap up with a keynote address from American Indian Movement activist, scholar, and author, Ward Churchill. In his presentation, “Water is Life: Reflections on an Omnicidal Equation,” he will offer a holistic perspective on Indigenous environmental issues and will discuss how Indigenous concerns over water issues fit into the context of this bigger picture. "[C]olonialism equals genocide," he writes in his book Struggle for the Land. He adds that "colonialism also equals ecocide." The Native "struggle for the liberation of our homelands" is "a struggle to achieve decolonization." This is not only a Native issue in Churchill’s eyes. “Like it or not, we are all – Indian and non-Indian alike – finally in the same boat,” he points out. “Either Native North America will be liberated, or liberation will be foreclosed for everyone, once and for all.” According to Churchill, “We must take our stand together.”

And that is exactly what the Summit is all about – taking action together to protect Mother Earth from the excesses of industrialization. The third annual Indigenous Earth Issues Summit is about sharing wisdom and expertise and about uniting to learn, engage and go forth armed with skills and knowledge to effect positive change for Mother Earth.

The Summit is free and open to all. No registration is required.

For more information, including a call for eco-vendors and a draft Summit schedule, please visit www.nmu.edu/nativeamericans. Questions can also be answered by calling 906-227-1397.

The Summit is sponsored by the NMU Center for Native American Studies with the generous support of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community and the NMU Ethnic and Cultural Diversity Committee.

reNEWable Times Square: Designing Temporary Surface Treatments

reNEWable Times Square: Designing Temporary Surface Treatments

The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City invites eligible artists, designers, organizations, and non-profits living or operating within the City to propose temporary design solutions to renew the surface treatments at all five plazas and smaller ancillary spaces located on Broadway from 47th to 42nd streets. These temporary surface treatments will enhance the plazas while a long-term capital reconstruction project is initiated for the Bowtie beginning in 2012 in partnership with the Department of Design and Construction.

The final selected design shall be translated into a surface treatment by a contractor selected by the New York City Department of Transportation. The selected artist shall be awarded a design fee in the amount of $15,000 to be funded by the Mayor’s Fund.

The design is expected to be installed by mid-July. The temporary treatment will remain in place for approximately eight months and will be monitored and maintained by the Times Square Alliance. The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, April 16, 2010. Questions and answers will be posted to this website. Details on how to submit questions are contained in the RFP.

To learn more:


2009 Land Heritage Institute Art-Science Symposium

Bonneville Speedway, east of Wendover, Utah, September 14, 2009, image Land Arts of the American West

A review of the 2009 Land Heritage Institute Art-Science Symposium appears in the Spring 2010 Art Lies contemporary art quarterly.
To read, visit: http://www.artlies.org/article.php?id=1869&issue=65&s=0