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Artists, in recent years, have pioneered forms of interactive, environmental, and database art that document socio-political, cultural, and natural phenomena that were once the purview of the film and video documentary. While film and video had the ability to collect, record, narrate, and argue about the historical world, expanded documentarians utilize the full palette of digital media in order to engage audiences, participants, and users in the production, archiving, and mapping of the real. Interactive and multimedia works implicate spectators in the production of information and arguments about the world, foregrounding the public nature of the construction of knowledge.

Participants include: Steve Dietz, Andrea Grover, Skip Blumberg, Ryan Griffis, Mark Shepard, Millie Chen, Stephanie Rothenberg, Benj Gerdes, Angel Naverez and Valerie Tevere & Ricardo Miranda Zuñiga.

 
People: Brooke Singer
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Ricardo and I have been awarded a commission and residency from El Ranchito (a project of Matadero in Madrid) along with artist José Luis Aguilera and Beatriz Marcos.

The artist-in-residence at El Ranchito is unique in that it is available for artists who do not reside in Madrid (whether Spanish or international) and come recommended by artists and cultural agents who are city residents in order to develop a joint or collaborative project. The residencies can last from 3 to 6 weeks between May and December 2011. We will begin our residency in early December and remain in Spain through January.

More soon about the specifics of the commission, but here is the announcement on the El Ranchito blog.

 

I was a guest on Santa Fe NPR this morning with Mary-Charlotte, discussing my Superfund photographs, Santa Fe Art Institute residency and more. Here is the link. Take a listen: http://www.santaferadiocafe.org/podcasts/?m=201107

 
People: Brooke Singer
Tags: research

This summer I am visiting several sites in western states (NM, CO, MT) with my large format camera as I continue production on my Superfund photo series. This past weekend I was in western NM — uranium country — and drove back through the most magnificent thunderstorm. How I love the sky and openness out here!

Below is a snap shot I took in Milan, NM. I will be speaking about this very recent work (and the photography series in general) hosted by the Santa Fe Art Institute this Friday at 6pm at Tipton Hall.

 

This book comes out tomorrow: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415882224/

I have a chapter in the Data Visualization section in which I go into great depth describing the building of my web app Superfund365.

The contributor list is great. I have not reviewed the full text yet but eager to see it and use in the classroom!

More info:
Net Works offers an inside look into the process of successfully developing thoughtful, innovative digital media. In many practice-based art texts and classrooms, technology is divorced from the socio-political concerns of those using it. Although there are many resources for media theorists, practice-based students sometimes find it difficult to engage with a text that fails to relate theoretical concerns to the act of creating. Net Works strives to fill that gap.

 
People: Brooke Singer
Tags: research

This exhibition opened on June 10th — so I am a bit late to post. But it remains up for another couple weeks for those in Santa Fe area. I have work from The Counter Kitchen (collaboration with Stefani Bardin) installed along with images from my Superfund photo series.

Here is a link to SFAI.

 
People: Brooke Singer
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Save the dates! Pass the word to art lovers in Santa Fe, NM, region. I am giving an artist talk on Friday, July 29, at 6pm in Tipton Hall on the campus of Santa Fe University of Art & Design. The following Sat & Sun, Ricardo and I will be leading a rotoscoping workshop. The fee is $150 for both days (what a deal!) but there is also a sliding scale policy if you need it (wow!).

See this post for more information on both: http://sfaiblog.org/2011/07/08/brooke-singer-ricardo-miranda-zuniga/

To sign up for the workshop, email Cathy Kosak (ckosak@sfai.org).



Example of Rotoscoping from Max Fleischer’s “Out Of The Inkwell”

 
People: Brooke Singer
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Today I presented my Superfund365 viz and photographs at the Earth Science Info Partners (ESIP) gathering in Santa Fe at the beautiful La Fonda Hotel. Met some interesting people from EPA, NASA, NOAA and more. Learned about semantic visualization and got some inside scoop about possible future EPA data sharing plans… I chalk that up as a good day! Thanks to Tim Dye for making it happen.

More about ESIP:
The Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP Federation) is a broad-based community comprising researchers and associated groups that produce, interpret and develop applications for Earth and environmental science data. By increasing the use, usability, and value of the world’s leading data and tools, the ESIP Federation paves the way for science data and information to be used by people concerned about the health of our planet.

 
People: Brooke Singer
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We arrived last Sunday in Santa Fe for a month-long residency at the excellent Santa Fe Art Institute. At the end of our stay, I will be presenting my work on Friday, July 29, at 6pm. The following Saturday and Sunday, Ricardo and I will be co-teaching a rotoscoping workshop.

And, here is Iggy in our studio getting his first soldering demo from Dad. Top secret (robot) project to be unveiled September 2011 at Momenta Art, Brooklyn…

 



The Counter Kitchen ran two fun + delicious + informative workshops in June at Eyebeam. See the website (www.thecounerkitchen.org/main) for more details and, of course, RECIPES!

The Counter Kitchen is shuttered for the summer. Stay tuned for more events Fall 2011 in NYC.

 
People: Brooke Singer
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