Open Space 2017

“Open Space” is an exhibition introducing works of media art and other forms of artistic expression born out of today’s media environments, to a broad audience. On display along with explanatory notes that help understanding the respective pieces are leading works from the realm of media art, artworks incorporating cutting-edge technologies, works with a critical standpoint, and in addition, projects that are currently in progress at various research institution. Next to presenting works to view and enjoy, the exhibition was conceived as an occasion for visitors to think about backgrounds and contexts such as today’s diversified forms of media and communication, problems in contemporary society, future prospects, and in addition, new sensibilities and aesthetics.

In the year of the 20th anniversary of the opening of ICC, the 12th installment in the series, titled “Open Space 2017: Re-envisioning the Future” and themed around creating new future visions, looks back on the past two decades, while at once reflecting on what kind of future we might be able to propose for the decades to come.

Also on the schedule during the exhibition period are a number of related programs including talk sessions, lectures, symposia and workshops with artists and experts, as well as guided tours around the exhibits with explanations by the curatorial staff.

My favorites: the “Marshmallow  Monitor” by  IWAI Toshio and nor’s “herering”.

SIGNAL is proud to present “Late Checkout (Electric Forest)”, Anna K.E. and Florian Meisenberg’s first collaborative exhibition in New York City.

K.E. and Meisenberg have created a new site-specific installation deriving from their initial collaborative project “Late Checkout”, a series of videos captured in different transitional locations in NYC. The show will also serve as an intro to their future project “Electric Forest”.

“Soundless and sealed surroundings create an ideal stage for the silent choreography in-between alienated creatures.
A neutered panoramic presence of suspended ungraspable horizon
– pictures potential. An abstraction of inter-change and coeval emotions.
Undefined privacy of altering consciousness:
corresponding the Electric Forest.
In-between the timezones of now and today – in the moment of Late Checkout.”
-Anna K.E.

October 21st – November 20th, 2016

Join us for the opening reception: October 21st, 7-10pm

GSB-MH

Die Zündfunk-Sendung über George Spencer-Brown ist jetzt wieder online:

http://www.br.de/radio/bayern2/sendungen/zuendfunk/kolumnen-sendungen/generator/zuendfunk-generator-29092013-gesetze-fuer-alles-gesetze-fuer-nichts-100.html

Script: “Gesetze für alles – Gesetze für nichts. Ein Anruf bei George Spencer-Brown, dem Erfinder der Laws of Form” (BR, Zündfunk Generator 29.09.2013)

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> Earlier this afternoon I received a telephone call from Market Lavington
> Care Home to tell me that George Spencer-Brown passed away peacefully at
> 16.05 yesterday afternoon, 25th August 2016.
>
> It was his wish to be buried at Brookwood cemetery in unconsecrated ground,
> near Charles Bradlaugh, one of his heroes. I will do what I can to ensure
> this wish is met.
>
> I will be in contact again in a few days when I have spoken further with the
> nursing home and social services.
>
> With best wishes to all,
>
> Graham

Dear Friends,

I’m sure you are also following with horror the rightwards drift and anti-EU sentiment brewing across Europe. The Dutch referendum should be the final wake-up call, alerting people to the real risk of the UK’s EU referendum resulting in a victory for Leave.

The official ‘Remain’ campaign feels lame and is lacking in passion. It also lacks an active drive to get voters registered – and with the deadline already falling two weeks before the referendum, this should be an urgent priority.

I want to get involved and actively campaign. In particular, I want to work towards maximizing turnout among younger voters by focusing on the first, crucial step: voter registration – the deadline for which is June 7! So anyone who hasn’t registered before this date has no chance of having a say, no matter how strongly they feel about the issue. So the really crucial date is June 7. Everyone’s grannies registered their vote long ago, but students no longer get automatically registered by their unis. This is because of a new law brought in by the Conservatives that makes it possible for them to disenfranchise up to 800,000 students, who as a group tend to move around a lot more and so drop off the voter register easily. I feel that we have reached a critical moment that could prove to be a turning point for Europe as we know and enjoy it – one that might result in a cascade of problematic consequences and political fall-out. Firstly, the weakening of the EU is a goal being actively pursued by strongmen like Vladimir Putin and European parties on the far-right. Brexit could effectively spell the end of the EU. It’s a flawed and problematic institution, but on the whole it stands for a democratic worldview, human rights and favours cooperation over confrontation.

It could prove to be a one-in-a-generation moment. Can you imagine the years of renegotiations for undoing treaties, and all the negativity that would surround that.

Over the past few weeks, my assistants at my London and Berlin studios and Between Bridges have been working with me on these texts and designs. Please download here a PDF (15 mb) of 25 ready-to-print posters which my studio and myself wrote and designed over the last few weeks. They are best in A3 but also work of course in A4. Just take the PDF to any copy shop and ask for A3 size colour laser prints. I noticed the images spread fast on social media but then don’t stick around. Please help make the campaign have a lasting presence by making prints and physically sticking them up. I consider them open-source, you can take my name tag off if more appropriate.

Let’s hope for the best – but hope may not be enough.

Wolfgang

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