In Light of Recent Events
An exhibition of necessary research
during Art Basel, Miami Beach

Wynwood Arts District, December 2-5, 2010
Lions Gallery @ Museovault
346 NW 29th Street, Miami, FL 33127

Showcasing contemporary work inspired by current events. In navigating the borderlands of investigative practice, spectre long ago abandoned the catalogue notion of “genre”; as such spectrevision humbly presents studio art work juxtaposed interchangeably with experiments and efforts that defy current modes of categorization, displayed alongside research materials and other relevant findings.


Here’s part of an older video from swiss artists Fischli + Weisse. A rat and a bear wander through glaciers stumbling through the country side and learn to make music. It’s possibly some 1970′s psychedelic folklore.

People: Jon Cohrs
Research: Open Culture
Tags: project, video
Start Date: 
29 Sep 2010
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Today we shifted to the virus-making portion of Gift Horse, where anyone can assemble a virus sculpture to be placed inside the belly of the Trojan Horse. The gesture is to gather people in real space, give them a way to hand-construct their “artwork” and to hide hundeds of the mini-sculptures inside the horse.

The first virus to go inside, the Rat of the Chinese zodiac, was The Andromeda Strain, an imaginary virus from the film. This father-daughter team cut, folded and glued the paper sculpture together and she did the honors of secreting it inside the armature.


Before we can assemble the horse, we have to build that cart that it will be wheeled around on.


The cart is rated to hold 2000 lbs, which hopefully will be over-engineered since I’m not sure of the exact weight of the horse. With 8 casters on the bottom and trying to figure out a good wagon assembly, it took us a while to get a basic form assembled (a shout out here to our friends Brett Bowman and Zarin Gollogly who helped make this possible). By the end of the day, we were close but still not finished.


Joanna Spitzner is an artist whose recent work seeks to make direct connections between everyday experiences and larger social issues. It often takes the form of experimental organizations as artworks, including The Art School in the Art School, The Joanna Spitzner Foundation, Inc., The Union of Undercover Artists, CoAct, and the Urban Art Rangers. The forms her work takes are temporal; employing performances, exchanges, discussions, video, audio, and documentation. She has been has involved in several collaborative projects with artists in the UK, including Exit Review in Liverpool, UK; Exit Cork in Ireland; Press Corps at Static Gallery in Liverpool, UK; Prime: Part-Time; and Hen Weekend. She works with the Red House Arts Center in Syracuse as director of programming for Red House Art Radio, and internet radio station that produces and presents experimental audio, interviews, and independent music.

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Marisa Olson is an artist and media theorist whose interdisciplinary work addresses  the cultural history of technology and the politics of participation in pop culture. She's exhibited at the Venice Biennale, Whitney, Centre Pompidou, Tate(s) Modern + Liverpool, the Nam June Paik Art Center, the British Film Institute, Sundance, PERFORMA, and PS122 and been reviewed in Artforum, Art21, Liberation, Folha de Sao Paolo, the Village Voice, the Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. As originator of the term 'Postinternet Art,' she has contributed to several notable anthologies and has forthcoming books in English & Spanish devoted to the subject. She has also written for Wired, Flash Art, Art Review, Afterimage, and Art on Paper and curated exhibitions and programs at the Guggenheim; SFMOMA; White Columns; Artists Space; Zero1; SF Camerawork, where she was Associate Director; and Rhizome, where she was Editor & Curator.

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2009FExhibiting Artist


Ten Thousand Cents is a digital artwork that creates a representation of a $100 bill. Using a custom drawing tool, thousands of individuals working in isolation from one another painted a tiny part of the bill without knowledge of the overall task. Workers were paid one cent each via Amazon's Mechanical Turk distributed labor tool. The total labor cost to create the bill, the artwork being created, and the reproductions available for purchase (to charity) are all $100. The work is presented as a video piece with all 10,000 parts being drawn simultaneously. The project explores the circumstances we live in, a new and uncharted combination of digital labor markets, "crowdsourcing," "virtual economies," and digital reproduction.


Project Created: 
May 2008
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