The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

July 2, 2009

Alan Sondheim: The Drawing Un/Center/Ed

An exhibition of graphics from 3d modeling transformations and other
sources at:

Millennium Gallery, 66 East 4th St., New York

June 20, 2009 - July 31, 2009, and probably September, 2009

Monday - Wednesday and Friday evenings 7-10:30 pm
Saturday 1-5 pm

"Each of the prints here is unique; each is the result of print, print
error, borderline and uncontrollable phenomena. Most of them originate
from work done with the aid of Poser and other 3d modeling programs. The
mannequins represent snapshots of distorted dynamic movement, movements
real bodies in real spaces could never do, unless constrained by torture,
dismemberment, fantasm, sexuality, or (other) uncomfortable elements
within the imaginary - bridging the real, ascending, descending. I see
every print as an entire world; if it doesn't work alone, it won't work in
conjunction. I also see them as ruins - of fragile-analogic bodies, of the
digital world, of memory. Ruins are fascinating; no matter how minimal,
there always seems to be enough there, never enough there, never there."

- Alan Sondheim, 6/16/09

"The word prolific always comes to mind when describing Alan Sondheim, who
has produced an unending, constantly changing array of media works, writ-
ings, and musical pieces; and has given innumerable workshops and lectures
around the world. He has been a regular participant in the Personal Cinema

- Howard Guttenplan

For further information, phone 212-673-0090 or email

Please visit if you're in the neighborhood (4th Street between 2nd and 3rd

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Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2009 14:18:08 -0500
From: "Lichty, Patrick" <>
Reply-To: NetBehaviour for networked distributed creativity
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Subject: Re: [NetBehaviour] NetBehaviour Digest, Vol 207, Issue 5

Patrick Lichty (w/Second Front, Janell  Baxter, T. Burtonwood, and many others)
�Summer of Love 2.0�: A Durational Social Media Performance
July  7-12+, 2009 Noon-5PM in gallery,
Daily performances from 2-3 PM by Second Front
Group Hug Panoramic Photos, Jul.12, 3 PM Outside
Special Events all through the week.  Look at the Facebook page for the most info.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
In Second Life:
On Facebook:
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On Flickr, Delicious, Digg, youtube, you3b:
On Twitter & Yahoo IM:
plichty aht colum dot edu
For the period of time, I am performing a durational/relational piece about Social Media asking, �What is Love?� After seeing an ad campaign by Macy�s with pure-looking hippie girls selling the �Summer of Love�, and the YouTube video talking about �2.0�, I�ve come to wonder about what love has become since 1967.  Has it merely become a marketing tool for collectivized individuality, or can we still love one another? The concept of togetherness in the age of networked society is complex, but perhaps we can derive meaning from looking at the differences between 1967 and 2009.
For seven days, I am going to make my life transparent to the Social Nets, in a loving (?) sense of Marina Abramovic�s The House with the Ocean View or Hasan Elahi�s sousveillance work.  During this time, I will try to have a channel open at all times, inviting people to have a �virtual be-in� with me, and stage small happenings in the gallery.

For the Opening, Lichty and Virtual performance Art Group, Second Front will perform an interpretation of Lennon & Ono�s �Bed Piece� in Second Life, projected live in the gallery.
Each day at the MCA, I will attend from 12-5 every day:
12-1    � pin up prints of activity from the previous day, set out today�s questions, set up computers
1-2     - Invite conversation, dialogue, actions, based on the day�s questions.
2-3     - Lead a daily action in Second Life with the performance group, Second Front
3-4                - Daily hug session: Perform the �Hug Piece (after Buscaglia)� in Second Life and in the gallery.
4-5     - Docent the performance, greet, wrap up for the day.
The days questions will look at:
1967                    2009                    Date
Summer of Love  `       Love 2.0                        July 7-8
Spaceship Earth (outer)         Cyberspace (Inner)              July 8
The Earth Movement              Sustainability                  July 9
Global Village                  Surveillance                    July 10
Vietnam War                     Iraq War                        July 11
More Love & Panoramic group photo outside, 3pm          July 12

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bringing an end to a flooding rain

breathing through the yayli tanbur, you hear the storm, hear the storm
come to a temporary lull, traffic sounds continuing the ostinato, a siren
somewhat out of tune, end of the world murmurs, the rain picks up, yes yes
yes it was the rain all along

(yt2 removed, wasn't that good)

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