Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Calabi-Yau Presents - a brief intro.


Within the framework of the project (Anti)Realism and in my latest solo-show in Sweden (all work shown are entitled Calabi-Yau Presents), we have carried out some public events in Liverpool, Melbourne, Rome and on the Swedish west cost. They all deal in various ways with alternative views on temporality and play with how we perceive time and space.

Many of the themes in the two exhibitions, tie in neatly with your projects and can function as a starting ground for further discussions. You find more detailed documentation on:

Kay Abude, Amy Johannes, Makiko Yamamoto and Ellen Taylor realized the project in Melbourne; Antonio Venti and Adrianne Drake worked with me in Rome; Karin Ekman Johansson, Angelika Fernlund, Elisabeth Kihlström , Cecilia Jönsson , Mikael Sörhuus, Chris Magnusson, Anders Olofson, Britta Persson, Ida-Britta Petrelius and Marcus Jonsson carried out the interventions in Gerlesborg and Angelica Vanasse, Rob Flynn, and Niamh Flanagan worked together in Liverpool and Daniele Balit improvised in Paris.

Monday, 16 March 2009

two hundred light years

We may be only one of millions of advanced civilizations. Unfortunately, space being spacious, the average distance between any two of these civilizations is reckoned to be at least two hundred light years, which is a great deal more than merely saying it makes it sound. It means, for a start, that even if these beings know we are here and are somehow able to see us in their telescopes, they’re watching light that left Earth two hundred years ago. So they’re not seeing you and me. They’re watching the French Revolution and Thomas Jefferson and people in silk stockings and powdered wigs – people who don’t know what an atom is, or a gene, and who make their electricity by rubbing a rod of amber with a piece of fur and think that’s quite a trick. Any message we receive from these observers is likely to begin ‘Dear Sire’, and congratulate us on the handsomeness of our horses and our mastery of whale oil. Two hundred light years is a distance so far beyond us as to be, well, just beyond us.

From A Short History of Nearly Everything
by Bill Bryson

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

new participants

Gerrie van Noord, Yulia Usova, Loulou Cherinet and Juan-Pedro Fabra are the new participants and their new page is ready to be edited. welcome!

Monday, 2 March 2009

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Hey Everyone,

It is great to read about all your exciting projects!

I look forward to more.

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all the best/P