Category: Art

Non musical art projects

Anti-consumerism sites

February 18, 2004 Off

Courtesy of Jill, I’ve been checking out Adbusters a print and web publication which is perhaps one of the best examples of culture jamming advocacy. One of the sites they reference is the historically informed MediaCarta, a declaration and petition for intellectual rights in our sea of corporate controlled media.

By leigh

A John Cage site

February 9, 2004 Off

I recently discovered a site dedicated to the composer John Cage: www.johncage.info, which provides thorough references of his work. Cage was one of the most innovative modern composers, known particularly for his use of chance, indeterminancy, the prepared piano, early electronics and application of Zen Buddist philosophy in music. He also has the distinction of…

By leigh

Homeland Security Art Exhibition

February 5, 2004 Off

My friend CJ Lee has just launched her new site containing documentation of her excellent installation exhibitions and projects. Her latest project in progress is a Homeland Security Garden, which incorporates 200 “security kits” submitted by the public (full disclosure: including one of mine). This will definitely be a great project to see in exhibition…

By leigh

Recent Film Recommendations

February 1, 2004 Off

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised gives a unique look at the degree to which corporate media not only backed the side of the coup attempt against Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, but actively participated in creating the illusion of propriety of the coup, to serve their corporate masters. The film is unique in that it…

By leigh

Thanks for the Memories

January 30, 2004 Off

Thanks for the memories – a flash movie of Saddam’s involvement with the CIA. A good history of Iraq I recommend is Tariq Ali’s book Bush in Babylon. It gives a detailed review of the history of Iraqi populist struggles against imposed regimes, situating the current conflict and the insurgent movement as yet another chapter…

By leigh

Remind Us

January 30, 2004 Off

In light of the recent head of the Iraq Survey Group, David Kays revelations that he believed no weapons programs had been in operation since the end of the first gulf war, a flash movie reminding us of the White Houses claims. Thanks to Judy for the link.

By leigh