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Over The Opening » The Wheel of The Devil (aka the loop lecture)

Over The Opening

Once a month, from 7PM to 10PM, the artist collective MTAA convert their N6th St. Brooklyn studio into a venue for the presentation of time-based art.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Wheel of The Devil (aka the loop lecture)

wheel of the devil promo image
stills from “The Horror! The Horror! (.info)” by Jon Rafman

The Wheel of The Devil (aka the loop lecture)
curated by MTAA with Ed Halter
presented by T.Whid of MTAA

The infinite loop is the perfect form for expressing the reality of contemporary existence. From the endless boom-bust cycle of capitalism to the repeating right/left swings of American politics to the misbehaving computer code frustrating our days, we are the society of the loop. We’re doomed to repeat history ad infinitum (not to mention ad nauseum) with no progress nor resolve needed. These observations are nothing new; how could they be? We’ve always been Sisyphus.

while (history) {
    history = true;
}

Come celebrate the horrific beauty of the infinite loop at “The Wheel of The Devil,” a one-night-only screening of historic and contemporary loops at Over The Opening. Each loop screened until the audience votes to move to the next.

Artists include (in no particular order):

JODI - Rick Silva - Brody Condon - Jon Rafman - Deidre LaCarte - Michael Sarff - MTAA - Hayley A. Silverman - Mathwrath - Chris Coy - Michael Bell-Smith - jimpunk - and more… JODI - Rick Silva - Brody Condon - Jon Rafman - Deidre LaCarte - Michael Sarff - MTAA - Hayley A. Silverman - Mathwrath - Chris Coy - Michael Bell-Smith - jimpunk - and more… JODI - Rick Silva - Brody Condon - Jon Rafman - Deidre LaCarte - Michael Sarff - MTAA - Hayley A. Silverman - Mathwrath - Chris Coy - Michael Bell-Smith – jimpunk - and more…

* where:*
Over The Opening (OTO)
60 N. 6th St. 2nd Flr (btw Wythe & Kent)
Brooklyn, NY, 11211

* when:*
Friday May 29th, 2009 7-10PM (one night only)
Doors open at 7PM, the lecture starts looping at 8PM sharp!
free and open to the public

Michael Sarff (M.River) and Tim Whidden (T.Whid) formed the Brooklyn-based
artist collaboration MTAA in 1996. MTAA has presented artworks and
performances at The New Museum of Contemporary Art, P.S.1 Contemporary Art
Center, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Postmasters Gallery, Artists
Space, and Light Industry all in New York City; The Walker Art Center in
Minneapolis; The Beall Center for Art and Technology in Irvine, CA; San
Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA and at The Getty Center in
Los Angeles, CA. International exhibitions include the Seoul Net & Film
Festival in Korea and Videozone2 - The 2nd International Video Art Biennial
in Israel. The collaboration has earned grants and awards from the Creative
Capital Foundation, Rhizome.org, Eyebeam and New Radio & Performing Arts,
Inc.

Ed Halter is a critic and curator living in New York City. His writing has
appeared in Artforum, Arthur, The Believer, Cinema Scope, Kunstforum,
Millennium Film Journal, Moving Image Source, Rhizome, the Village Voice and
elsewhere. From 1995 to 2005, he programmed and oversaw the New York
Underground Film Festival, and has organized screenings and exhibitions for
the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Cinematexas, Eyebeam, the Flaherty Film
Seminar, the Museum of Modern Art, and San Francisco Cinematheque. He
currently teaches in the Film and Electronic Arts department at Bard
College, and has lectured at Harvard, NYU, Yale, and other schools as well
as at Art in General, Aurora Picture Show, the Foundation for Art and
Creative Technology, the Images Festival, the Impakt Festival, and Pacific
Film Archive. His book From Sun Tzu to Xbox: War and Video Games was
published by Thunder’s Mouth Press in 2006. With Andrea Grover, he is
currently editing the collection A Microcinema Primer: A Brief History of
Small Cinemas. He is a founder and director of Light Industry, a venue for
film and electronic art in Brooklyn, New York.

Over The Opening (OTO) - Once a month, the artist duo MTAA convert their
Brooklyn studio into a venue for the presentation of time-based art. The
ongoing project, begun in October 2007, has presented work ranging from
group tamale production to a LAN party involving a computerized version of
Guy Debord’s 1978 “Game of War.”

documentation from this event

posted by mriver at 9:41 pm  

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