Lea Rekow and Tom Leeser
Even as nations converge on a purely technical and superficial level there has been an ever-greater divergence between the people who have the means and ability to devise these connective technologies and profit from them and those who have been seduced to use them. Never before has there been such a wide gap of understanding between the producers, owners and users of technology.
—Chandran Nair, Founder of the Global Institute For Tomorrow … More Green My Favela: A Brief Conversation Regarding Divergence
Montez Radio is “an experiment in radio broadcasting which plays in the boundaries of conversation, performance, distribution, and access through the lens of contemporary art.” In this interview, Montez Radio’s A.M. Bang talks with viralnet-v4.net‘s Tom Leeser during the 2019 Printed Matter’s Los Angeles Art Book Fair at MoCA. The conversation covers his recent project, “Heard in … More An Interview with Tom Leeser by Montez Radio
Project Scream is the Center for Integrated Media and viralnet-v4.net’s third curatorial sound project. This project follows our past two sound initiatives: the Lament Project and Imagining Tellus # 28: Heard in LA. Curators Carmina Escobar, Fy, and Tom Leeser invited a variety of performance, electronic, acoustic, noise, text and visual artists to contemplate the meaning of the word … More Project Scream
The exhibition, “Feminist Conversations: Reaching Back Looking Forward,” is part of the CalArts Library’s Curating the Institute Archives Project, a student-led curation project of the Special Collections and Institute Archives Reading Room and the Library’s Quiet Study Room with materials from the Institute Archives… … More Feminist Conversations: Reaching Back Looking Forward
Project Scream is The Center for Integrated Media and viralnet-v4.net’s sound project for 2018-19, curated by Carmina Escobar, Fy, and Tom Leeser. A variety of performance, electronic, acoustic, noise, text, and visual artists have been invited to contemplate the meaning of the word scream and to respond by creating a sonic or written interpretation that is derived from their own personal artistic practice. … More Project Scream
Memory is a subject of timely and far-reaching import. As postmodernists query the nature of truth, memory, and history; as history books are rewritten to reflect multiculturalism, polyvocality, and the decentering of knowledge; as the humanities become increasingly reflexive; and as issues of memory loss and retrieval are researched, debated, and litigated, it is appropriate to consider how other cultures conceive of and use memory. … More Audacities of Memory
The impossibility of creating a map on a scale of 1:1 has been a favourite subject for scientists and artists over the years. However we look at the problem, every map must reduce the infinity of reality to a finite representation of the world… … More Of Maps and Memory: How the brain’s GPS helps us to replay the past and imagine the future
In 1988, Bay Press in Seattle published “Vision and Visuality,” edited by the cultural writer and art historian, Hal Foster. The book is a collection of transcripts and essays by historians, teachers and theorists who participated in a 1987 symposium, organized by Foster and the Dia Foundation on the “modes of vision.” “Vision and Visuality” was part of a series of publications called, “Discussions in Contemporary Culture.” … More The Gimzo and the Gaze: Discerning VR, the Virtual and Virtuality through a Select Micro-History—1977 to the present.
The CalArtsIM domain in High Fidelity currently hosts a number of experiments. Among them are a collection of dancing avatars, each one Paola Escobar performing a different style. A short way off is a ramp leading to a sandbox of sorts. Within the sandbox are a number of hug models at various scales. Referencing a … More HiFi HugWorld Sandbox Sandbox
One of Paola Esobar’s visions for the NPC tool was to create an unending mass of bodies, flowing past the viewer. The bodies would be in all shapes and varieties, at all scales and in as many forms as possible. Though domain limitations prevented a truly overwhelming crowd, we generated a busy path filled with … More Endless Flow