The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

July 7, 2017


If you're in town, you might want to attend this Monday night. I hope the 
formatting comes thru...

Carla Gannis' work is amazing!

- Alan

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Date: Thu, 6 Jul 2017 05:29:12
From: ruth catlow <ruth.catlow@furtherfield.org>
Reply-To: NetBehaviour for networked distributed creativity
     <netbehaviour@netbehaviour.org>
To: netbehaviour@netbehaviour.org
Subject: [NetBehaviour] Join us at CAS on Monday and Re: Unanticipated Music at
     Furtherfield Commons



Last night at Furtherfield Commons Alan Sondheim said ...
"I would annihilate the platform and the audience would fall 2km to earth"

Please join us on Monday evening at Computer Arts Society to see what he says 
next!
And also to meet and hear Carla Gannis talk about her work. (see below for 
more)

xRuth

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*Artist Talks: Carla Gannis and Alan Sondheim*


*Monday 10 July 2017, 6:30 - 8.30pm*
CAS, Davidson House, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA
BOOK HERE
FREE - Booking essential, strictly no late admittance 
<http://crm.furtherfield.org/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=47>

Carla Gannis and Alan Sondheim will be speaking about their work featured in 
Children of Prometheus the current exhibition at Furtherfield Gallery.
MORE INFO 
<http://furtherfield.org/programmes/event/artist-talks-carla-gannis-and-alan-sondheim>

About the Artists:

Alan Sondheim was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; he lives with his 
partner, Azure Carter in Brooklyn NY. A cross-disciplinary artist, writer, and 
theorist, he has exhibited, performed and lectured widely. Recently, Sondheim 
had a successful residency at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in New York; 
while there he worked with a number of collaborators on performances and sound 
pieces dealing with pain and annihilation. He also created a series of texts 
and 3D printing models of ?dead or wounded avatars.? His ideas explore death, 
sex, space, time, terror and how these affect our psyche and the body.

Carla Gannis is an artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She 
received a BFA in painting from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro 
and an MFA in painting from Boston University. In the late 1990s she began 
incorporating net and digital technologies into her work. Gannis is the 
recipient of several awards, including a 2005 New York Foundation for the Arts 
(NYFA) Grant in Computer Arts, an Emerge 7 Fellowship from the Aljira Art 
Center, and a Chashama AREA Visual Arts Studio Award in New York, NY. She has 
exhibited in solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. 
She is currently Assistant Chair of Digital Arts at Pratt Institute in 
Brooklyn.

More information about /Children of Prometheus/ 
<http://www.furtherfield.org/programmes/exhibition/children-prometheus>





On 06/07/17 10:12, Alan Sondheim wrote:
> 
> 
> Unanticipated Music at Furtherfield Commons
> 
> http://www.alansondheim.org/thedanmoi.jpg
> http://www.alansondheim.org/furtherfield.mp3
> dan moi, garkleinflote, and supercollider
> http://www.alansondheim.org/lund18.mp4
> with a slight preparatory occidental
> 
> While waiting for the big talk to begin Sondheim unflinchingly
> mouthed his dan moi into the Radio Shack mic attached to the
> lip-carrying unltraportable computer so as to create this work
> of uncanny beauty unflinchingly sailing into the space emptied
> of all objects that might obstruct the passage of blockchains
> and their human master. And he worked obtrusively on this
> project solely - solely - for the enjoyment of others.
> 
> Sondheim wants to thank everyone who helped make last night's
> event at the Commons a wonderful experience. He dedicates this
> musical interlude to Handel!
> 
> 
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incident, wood green

http://www.alansondheim.org/london517.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/incident.mp4
http://www.alansondheim.org/london518.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/london519.jpg

sometimes like broken glass or cries, sometimes
like shots but perhaps not shots
lights went on a car shot forward and backward
two hours with and without police and their arrival
of course what happened if anything remains unknown
i salvaged some stills and videos and couldn't make sense of it
on a fundamental level, one never makes sense of an incident
the ground has nothing to do with sense or making
nor of arriving nor departure
the car backed up at high speed
the police were still there later in the night

from London nowafire

http://www.alansondheim.org/london561.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/nowafire.mp4

from the happy portico of the Tate Modern
who would have known from where the black and oily smoke came
from or originated from the site of such as roadsweeper, what
had appeared as a bright flame around the bone of truck and
pave? for this city as been good to me and now i drink my drink
called energy but not dark red black or white weather. let us
Take the Modern back and churn its running.

from there the period held its permanent stoppage, 480,000+
years ago when London first had its occupants, for long before
there were us, there was that.

all this from a distance, fire, riot, protest, i've been closer
and less absurd, for example, beneath a tornado, or just dashing
about avoiding conflict, what stories. but this - the closeup
images of the sweeper, it got caught and swept up itself,
orange flames, no one seemed to harm.


A road sweeper burst into flames in front of shocked bystanders
in the City of London.

The vehicle caught fire near to St Pauls and Bank stations
during the lunchtime rush and police could be seen clearing the
road of pedestrians as it continued to burn.

Photos taken from around the capital show a plume of black smoke
billowing from central London.

- Evening Standard

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