Index of Titles Filed Under 'Site-Specificity'

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PublisherAllard Van Hoorn2009
A project in which diamond dust is scattered over the gallery floors beneath the diamond vault ceilings of the architectural museum in Oslo, a former bank. The tiny diamonds will be spread by visitors, sticking to their soles, dispersing the dust throughout the building, streets and town, investigating ideas of economic inequality, de-luxuriation and commodification of capital. A musical composition will be composed which will appear as a hummed performance by the curators. It is a scattered score that needs to be assembled by the audience, consciously or sub-consciously. The resulting music will be installed in the spaces where the diamond ...
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PublisherARPA Journal2018
“Conflicts of interest” are said to compromise the impartiality of research, but what would it mean to be disinterested? Ethical codes warn us that researchers’ objectivity can be corrupted by a clashing set of interests—those of funding agencies, clients and publics, as well as researchers’ self-interest in professional advancement or personal gain. If the resolution of such conflicts might typically call for avoidance, recusal or disclosure, what would such strategies mean for the design disciplines and research on the built environment? What varied interests, expressed in the form of money or other manifestations of influence, do designers contend with? Who ...
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Chelsea Knight and Martine Syms Hosted by The Shandaken Project and Storm King Art Center New Windsor, NY Sunday September 6th, 2015, 3pm-evening The Center for Experimental Lectures invites you to join us sixty minutes north of New York City for our fourth annual Labor Day weekend event hosted by the Shandaken Project, for new lecture-performances by Chelsea Knight and Martine Syms. The day’s program will begin at Storm King Art Center at 3pm, and continue into the evening on the contiguous campus of The Shandaken Project at Storm King. Chelsea Knight will present an experimental walking tour of Storm King beginning at the Visitor ...
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Publisheronestar press2003
When the parasite sets in, small white bubbles rise up. They are warm, transparent and may appear anywhere. Cases have been documented in Boston, Cambridge and New York and the number is increasing. The appearance is not on the skin but on the sidewalks. New York artist Michael Rakowitz is the engineer of paraSITE, a temporary living space for the homeless. We may see homeless citizens every day, but now we see them unexpectedly, living inside what looks like a space age tent. paraSITE uses the warm air that escapes buildings to inflate and to provide night-time shelter. The cities and ...
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PublisherK. Verlag2021
As transnational extractivism, neo-fascist politics, and economies of abandonment and disposability expand around the world, can we facilitate situated practices of storytelling and worldmaking that enliven futures propelled by the forces of indignation, desire, and relationality? Despite Dispossession: An Activity Book extends an invitation to restore and reinvent bonds of reciprocity with the land, humans, and non-humans, while envisioning transformative and shared horizons. This collaborative endeavor takes as its point of departure the contested realities and public struggles of the dispossessed. Bringing together seven site-sensitive engagements, the contributors develop their artistic works, as well as speculative tools and activities, to conjure ...
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PublisherFall Semester2016
Pierre Huyghe’s contribution to dOCUMENTA (13) required some effort in order to be discovered at all. It was not just that Huyghe had chosen a decidedly decentered exhibition site: a composting facility located in the Aue-Park. Even after one had located the site, it was anything but obvious that it was art. One found oneself in a kind of overgrown lot: a pile of compost, sprouting growth, through which a walkway led—at times really just a beaten path, with algae- covered puddles. The hills were overgrown with plants and weeds. Off to one side, paving slabs were stacked; nearby, a mound of ...
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PublisherSculpture Center2015
Attempting to obey the signals that Gabriel Sierra sends throughout his exhibition might prove a challenging task. Reorganizing the lower level galleries of SculptureCenter, Sierra has created a series of site-specific works that disrupt the usual order of things. The labyrinthine quality of the space, filled with crannies and corridors, is emphasized through new cues and architectural elements. Slight adjustments paired with major reconfigurations call into question the meaning of the space as a historical brick-and-mortar building functioning as an active exhibition site. Encouraging modified behavior and altered movement, Sierra has unhinged the logic of the space, further broken down ...
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PublisherNanotourism2019
Nowadays tourism is one of the fastest growing economies that has even surpassed the automobile and food industries. As part of the leisure industry, mass tourism is fundamentally destroying aspects of indigenous culture and local specificities. Referencing Buckminster Fuller: “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – we aim to challenge the destructive notion of mass tourism and its traditional association with the idea of growth. In this view, we developed the concept of nanotourism, a constructed term describing a creative critique to the current environmental, social ...
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The Center for Experimental Lectures, in collaboration with the Rhode Island School of Design Department of Sculpture, The RISD Museum, and RISD’s Center for Arts & Language presents three new lecture-performances by Carissa Rodriguez, Naama Tsabar, and Pablo Helguera. These three pieces are site-specific to the internet, using a variety of online presentation platforms and presented remotely on three separate dates throughout the month May. This series is the RISD Sculpture Department’s Visiting Artist Program, and has been developed throughout the spring with RISD students in the course “Talking Is Dancing: Lecture-Performance As Form,” written and taught by CEL founder Gordon ...
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PublisherDroste Effect2016
Unpacking Robert W. Newmann’s portfolio requires a layered approach with equal attention paid to biography, aesthetics, and the larger art market of the 1970s to the present. These diverse methodologies intertwine to reveal the artist’s surprising rejection of the Washington Color School tradition of ethereal stained canvases in favor of the real space of large-scale installations. Literal layers—taking the form of pigment added to the canvas or inches of substrate sandblasted away—separate Newmann’s art from that of his teachers and serve as a common thread, tying together enormous shifts in practice and medium. Although each period of the artist’s oeuvre ...
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Sophia Cleary, Chris Domenick, Alhena Katsof Hosted by The Shandaken Project Shandaken, NY Saturday August 31, 2013 7pm The Center for Experimental Lectures invites you to join us upstate for our annual Labor Day weekend event at The Shandaken Project for new lecture-performances by Sophia Cleary, Chris Domenick, and Alhena Katsof. Guests are welcome any time in the afternoon and to stay on after the lectures into the night or overnight for eating, drinking, and camping. Alhena’s presentation, provisionally titled “The Garden Is Overgrown”, will explore gardens and woodlands as an enchanted, darkly mnemonic device. Burials of various kinds and the occasional zebra crossing take ...
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PublisherPrinted Matter2011
Petroleum refining began within the Greenpoint area in 1866. More than 50 refineries had been established along Newtown Creek by 1870. Refinery operations ceased in 1966, and petroleum bulk storage discontinued in 1993 on the ExxonMobilowned properties of the former refinery parcels. British Petroleum began operation of a bulk fuel storage terminal in 1969, which continues to operate today. On September 2, 1978, the U.S. Coast Guard discovered an oil spill entering the Newtown Creek from Meeker Avenue. In 1979, an investigation of the spill beneath the Greenpoint area determined the release to be approximately 52 acres, with the total ...

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