30 June 2007

Second Life - Sex Pistols Anarchy In The UK


subject index june 2007

blakkbyrd on youtube
new video

secnd life
Your Second Life avatar LIVE
Second Life - Sex Pistols Anarchy In The UK

pratchett & python
live tv
tv online
Star Trek transporter effect
Homer On Weed
Women Directors Cut - june
Editing and opening .mpeg files in IMovie?

Three Australian Photographers
Liam Bailey
Spencer Tunick
The Hague Sculpture 2007
Toby Paterson
Panic Attack! Art in the Punk Years
Panic Attack!
Masters and Windmills
Shaun Gladwell

new media
You only live TWICE
Sound and Architecture
Virtual Creatures
guide to Australian new media art
Cool Media Hot Talk Show - De Balie
Opening and presentation - montevideo

Wolfgang Josten
Painting with Permission - Graffiti Documentary
Unconsume- The Subtle Reintroduction of Graffiti.
BALTICs Spank The Monkey
Australian Graffiti
Wish 1
Rash A Graffiti Documentary
graf gran gets up


Your Second Life avatar LIVE

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Your Second Life avatar LIVE on Amsterdam television?! (30 June 2007) By: Hoeksteen Leven
Nederlandstalige info via debalie.nl].

The last hour of this saturdays edition of De Hoeksteen Live! will be dedicated to the famous multi player virtual world SECOND LIFE. If you would like your avatar or building, sim, or events to be live on two Amsterdam Public Access television channels A1 + A2, please contact SL resident Hoeksteen Leven or our cymeraman Ze Moo And please join the SL group: ´Amsterdam TV´ We can come to film at your SL-place with our virtual live-tv-crew!

You can show the internet-tv also on your SL-moviescreens! Livestream SL-land-URL:

rtsp:// (about 1000 kbps H.264/ Mpeg4) Like at Planetart´s land on Enschede (SLURL) slurl.com/secondlife/Enschede/27/227/23/

Or watch on the web by copy/pasting this url in your Quicktime player:

Saturdaynight, june 30th 2007: 03:00-04:00 CEST (= PDT 6pm-7pm saturdayafternoon SL time)

This interactive tv experiment is in cooperation with: Salto, De Balie Live, DFM RTV INT - The RPG Mall, The Collective - Cinema Leeds, The Story Islands, Second Enschede, , Planetart, and Media.Live.Nu

Check these SL snapshots on DeBalie.nl from april´s spontanious experiments with SL on TV + TV in SL. Has this already been done anywhere else in the world? Please let us know!


27 June 2007

graf gran gets up

Wish 1



From 6th December until the 26th 2003 The Theymademedoit collaboration of writers put on a show at an old disused shop unit in Kingsland Rd East London.

In the words of Theymademedoit "including the considerable talents of"


22 June 2007



Fremantle Arts Centre is calling for proposals from artists, curators and organisations for the Bon Scott Project. This project seeks to celebrate and critique the life of Bon Scott the lead singer and co-lyricist of ACDC, 1974-80.

The exhibitions at Fremantle Art Centre will open mid 2008 to coincide with the dedication of the Bon Scott Memorial Statue, instigated by his fans.

For more information about the project go to: www.fac.org.au
or contact Jasmin Stephens
(Curator/Exhibitions Manager) email: JasminS@fremantle.wa.gov.au

Download Bon Scott Project brief (0.75MB)

Download PDF Gallery Plan (0.05MB)

Proposals due: Friday 29 June 2007


20 June 2007


Of the documentaries that I viewed, the most formally interesting were Cut Outs (Cassandra Bakic, 2003) and, in particular, Bloodline (Ben West, 2003). Cut Outs explores the culture of stencil graffiti (or stencil art) in Melbourne. Predictably perhaps, though also effectively, the film itself mimics stencilling in its visual style; the low detail of this also achieving the practical end of protecting the identities of those interviewed. As with Musictown, the real strength of the documentary is the interviewees and the connection of this topic to the function of context (stencilling on the street versus stencilling in art galleries), the political possibilities of graffiti, and the corporate appropriation and aestheticisation of the subversive and oppositional. Bloodline, one of my favourite films of the festival, is a very short documentary that introduces us to the operators, a father and son, of the Illustrated Man tattoo parlour in Sydney. The film is mainly black and white, and combines amusing interviews with the tattooists with still shots of tattoos and their associated iconography and paraphernalia from around the parlour. The still shots and the predominance of black and white invokes the aesthetic of tattoos themselves, as does the final time-lapse shot of the exterior of the store and its image of a tiger (already seen in tattoo form), which stares unblinking as the city races by.


Rash A Graffiti Documentary


Graffiti and Street Art, Melbourne, Australia, Mutiny Media, Winner Best Australian Documentary 2005 -- Film Critics ... all » Circle. RASH is a contemporary story of modern urban Australia and artists making it a living host for illegal artwork called 'street art'. This film explores the cultural value of unsanctioned public art, and graffiti's contribution to a very public dialogue. DVD can be purchased


An Australian Documentary into the Graffiti Life in Melbourne. For the bayside film festival 2006.

"how can u appreciate graffiti and not appreciate the tag? "

19 June 2007

new video

It took a day to learn how to use iDVD, another two on editing audio in imovie and other interesting little diversions.

I'm working on compiling my
three years of Amsterdam street photography into videos, DVDs and other goodies.


- Melbourne walls - the street art of Melbourne in photographs, presented in video.

- Amsterdam Streets - A survey of the changing face of Amsterdam from 2005 -2007 : Graffiti and urban painting


Editing and opening .mpeg files in IMovie?

iMovie can't edit mpeg files directly - you must convert it to DV (in process losing quality) and then compress it again to mpeg (losing more).
You can use DVDxDV for this: http://www.dvdxdv.com/
But only use this method if you need to add transitions and effects since it degrades the video.

To edit mpeg directly use mpeg stream clip: http://www.alfanet.it/squared5/mpegstreamclip.html
But it only allows you to cut out or insert parts into your mpeg file however it keeps the original quality of the input video.




MPEG Streamclip is a powerful video converter, player, editor for Mac and Windows. It can play many movie files, not only MPEGs; it can convert MPEG files between muxed/demuxed formats for authoring; it can encode movies to many formats, including iPod; it can cut, trim and join movies.

MPEG Streamclip can also download videos from YouTube and Google by entering the page URL.

MPEG Streamclip is a converter for QuickTime files, MPEG-1/2/4 files and transport streams (.ts and .m2t). It provides high-quality conversion of movies and MPEGs into several useful formats. It is compatible with most editing applications and DVD authoring tools. More details are available in the download pages.

Supported input formats:

BALTICs Spank The Monkey

27 September - 7 January 2007

This exhibition will be the first serious international examination of urban and suburban art bridging the gap between the street and the traditional art space. With strong links to graphic design, graffiti, manga comics, skate boarding and surfing this group show includes artists based in urban centres across the world. Work will also be seen outside BALTIC with large-scale public interventions in both Gateshead and Newcastle.


BALTIC Curator Alessandro Vincentelli leads the Spank the Monkey outdoor works bus tour



Faile - Spank The Monkey
Pedro Alonzo, Curator for BALTICs Spank The Monkey exhibition talks to Faile about their work.

Kozyndan - Spank The Monkey
Pedro Alonzo, Curator for BALTICs Spank The Monkey exhibition talks to Kozyndan about their work.

David Shrigley - Spank The Monkey
Pedro Alonzo, Curator for BALTICs Spank The Monkey exhibition talks to David Shrigley about his work.

17 June 2007


Each month, May's invites a street artist to paint a 3 x 2.5 metre panel space installed on May Lane, St. Peters. At the month’s close, the panels are taken down and replaced afresh for the next ‘chapter’ in the project. The May's scenario obviously differs from normal graffiti practice but, like all street work, is subject to ‘the elements’.

Each new artist’s work is hailed in with drinks on the first Friday of each month. Eventually, May's will re-exhibit the panels together as a preserved account of the lane’s activity. Each artist’s feature work is for sale via May's. May's also acts as a commissioning body, connecting the featured artists with people interested in funding or purchasing new street art works.





Unconsume- The Subtle Reintroduction of Graffiti.

An art performance done in 2003-2004 where "graffiti inspired" T-shirts were purchased from major retailers, tagged with my graffiti, returned to the store and resold. This project started in Los Angeles, and was also performed in New Jersey and New York.
web documentation



15 June 2007

Women Directors Cut - june

June 2007

VideoChannel - video art project environments launched in April 2007 a series of bi-monthly shows featuring a young generation of female video/film artists/directors participating in VideoChannel, entitled: Women Directors Cut [WDC]

Now, in June 2007, the 2nd edition of the feature series - curated by Agricola de Cologne - spotlight another six film/video artists
Eva Drangsholt (Norway),
Erika Frenkel (Brazil),
Ji-Hyun Kim (South Korea),
Petra Lindholm (Sweden),
Irene Coremberg (Argentina),
Sonja Vuk (Croatia)
"Women Directors Cut II" can be entered here directly

VideoChannel - video art project environments
is a corporate part of
the experimental platform for art and New Media
from Cologne/Germany
info (at) nmartproject.net

Opening and presentation - montevideo

Netherlands Media Art Institute

Opening and presentation pond
Artists in Residence - Aymeric Mansoux (F) and Marloes de Valk (NL)
Friday June 15
Time: 4.00 p.m.

From June 15 until July 14 the result of the Artists in Residence project by Aymeric Mansoux and Marloes de Valk will be shown in the Netherlands Media Art Institute. During their residency Mansoux and De Valk investigate to what extent information can develop in a network of computers linked with each other and how it it possible for an audience to interact with it.
pond is an experiment and a game for people who are curious about the possibilities of standalone processes, generative systems and artificial life.
More information: www.montevideo.nl

Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst
Keizersgracht 264
1016 EV
Tel: 020 6237101
Email: info@montevideo.nl

13 June 2007

Painting with Permission - Graffiti Documentary

This documentary attempts to show that not all graffiti and street art should be deemed negative or a criminal act but shows and promotes the legal avenues graffiti and street artists can take to get their work up. It was shot in Sydney, Australia.

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Cool Media Hot Talk Show - De Balie

“Cool Media Hot Talk Show” is a series of do-it-yourself interactive talk shows, where the public proposes and selects the topics, speakers, questions, and determines the final scenarios of the show, using the project interface on the internet. The live show that results from this public selection takes place at De Balie - Center for Culture and Politics in Amsterdam, and is streamed live via the internet. The public can participate in the live event either by using the web interface or mobile phones: submit and select immediate questions and comments, evaluate speakers’ performance. The system is fully automated: The selection process of proposals and the decision making is based on direct voting by participants. There is no top-down authoritarian mediation and moderation at this level. A moderator will intervene only if the rules of conduct declared at the project’s web site are abused.

New Media Art Mythologies
on: 5 Jun 2007

12 June 2007

guide to Australian new media art

In Repertoire: A guide to Australian new media art is a vital introduction to new media art practice in Australia. Illustrated throughout with examples of work, In repertoire contains essays on the development of digital art and hybrid art practice in Australia, and the funding, exhibition and educational resources that support practice.

The term 'new media art' (sometimes called 'electronic' or 'digital art') includes work that is often, though not always, screen-based and is experienced via computer, on CD-ROM or online, in galleries on screens and in installations, and is increasingly interactive. Hybrid art (sometimes called multi-platform) combines artforms, most prominently in installation and in performance.

Australian new media art is realising the creative potential of digital technologies and bringing together traditionally discrete artforms in new permutations. Its ongoing 'new-ness' comes from a sense of adventure, of unfolding possibilities for artist and audience.


PDF download


Homer On Weed


11 June 2007

Star Trek transporter effect

This tutorial shows you how to create the Star Trek transporter effect. Play the video clip on the right to see the finished product.

You will need a video editing package capable of using layers and mattes. This tutorial uses Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Photoshop, but the same technique can be used with any common video editing application.



Monty Python's Flying Circus! i give youuuuu

Substitute 'kaas/cheese' f
or 'spam' and she is reading the dutch menu


Shaun Gladwell - The Hague

The Hague Museum of Photography is one of the main guest locations for this year’s tenth Hague open-air sculpture exhibition: DE OVERKANT / DOWN UNDER.

The museum is presenting work by three leading Australian photographers: Tracey Moffat, Anne Zahalka and Bill Henson.

Also on show are video works by three other Australian artists: Shaun Gladwell, Tracey Moffatt and Patricia Piccinini.


I didn’t even know he was a skateboarder. I was just transfixed by the beauty of this image of this skater pirouetting in slow motion, with the huge drama of the sea; the seascape behind him this incredible storm at sea. All these were elements of luck; the storm and so forth. And then with the rain falling on the lens of the camera transforming what was a video piece it becomes almost a pointillist, almost an impressionist painting, as the blurring, still with this figure eternally circling almost like an angel or some celestial body ready to return to another void; to another planet; to another world.
Gladwell extends his recent work with extreme sports in the gravity-defying “Tangara”, and particularly the urban practice of skateboarding in three major video works; “Linework”, “Kickflipper: fragments edit”, and “Storm Sequence”. The video works place emphasis on the city (Sydney) as a stage for choreographed performances and intervention, where strict rules increasingly determine the use of public space / transport / art / architecture.


Virtual Creatures

The internet is full of artificial life, as you surf the web you might happen upon some of these invented beings. In this online exhibition we have brought together the work of five artists who have created their own virtual creatures for you to play with. These creatures all live in cyberspace , where you can pet, tease, manipulate and connect with them.

A different creature will be highlighted each month at
www.folly.co.uk/creatures to encourage visitors to explore the meaning
and intent behind the creature's creation and existence, connect with
other visitors and folly staff by contributing to discussions and
express their opinions in forums and comments sections.


Click here to launch line_disease!

What is line_disease?
line_disease is dedicated to lines - creatures which are omnipresent, but so easily overlooked. It is an environment where these lines can grow and develop over time. You can add more lines, and add food to help them develop. The artwork also includes a written piece - in his description the artist talks of these simple creatures taking over, gaining power, or alternatively fading away – your input decides the fate of this environment, yet as you’ll gradually discover, you’re not in control.

What can we do with it?

line_disease is a change in pace from some of the other more excitable Virtual Creatures. It starts with a single line. You can add more with the left mouse button and give them food with the right mouse button, eventually they’ll reproduce. This environment needs your care and attention to get going, and you’ll never quite know how it’s going to turn out. Spend some time reading the artist’s description of his work - his words are likely to have an effect on how you think and care about these simplest of life forms.

Who is the artist?

Christian Schneider is a generativei artist and computer scientist from Switzerland. Visit his website at christianschneider.ch

Sound and Architecture

Snd:arc- (Sound and Architecture) a free evening of live sound art and visual experimentation curated by Paul Adams and Garrett Lynch as part of the Open Ear collaborations took place Friday 18th May 8:00 - 11:30pm at Canterbury Christ Church University, Broadstairs Campus, Northwood Road, Broadstairs, England.

Complete video documentation of the performances and experimental videos are now online at:

Video documentation of previous Open Ear events can be seen online at:


The boiler room

The boiler room has last year a serious verbouwing undergoes. The cinema room of 140 is based on has made for three new rooms: two rooms of 50 are based on and one room of 143 is based on. Moreover there is a larger café. The principle programme of the boiler room - offering a vertonings -, unique in our country, and meeting spot for the Dutch film and television - in this new infrastructure nóg more generously, more adequately and more decisive its seizure will get. Also the European quality film will profit at occasion of the enlarging of the vertoningscapaciteit. The new rooms have been devised by Ramin Visch, the architect who signed also for the deduction from public service pension to allow for simultaneous payment of $AOW of the old boiler room. The design is download of www.raminvisch.nl.


Masters and Windmills

From June 15 until September 2, 2007 a new exhibition will take place in Museum Bredius, called 'Masters and Windmills, from Rembrandt to Mondriaan'.

Holland with its polder mills, watermills and windmills counts as a typical "mill country". Thanks to the windmill our "country by the sea" has grown. Six hundred years ago the first polder mill was built in the Netherlands. For this reason, 2007 was declared "Year of the Mill", with the intention of stimulating the public and political interest in mills.

Famous master painters from the Golden Age, among others Rembrandt (himself the son of a miller), have painted and drawn mills. During the age of Romanticism mills were seen more than ever as a typically Dutch phenomenon. In these years of industrialisation and modernisation, the artists were foreseeing the decline of the craft of the miller and of the windmill itself. In their painting they hold on to this picturesque past. "Masters and Mills, from Rembrandt to Mondriaan" offers an overview of the image of the mill in Dutch art through the ages.

Museum Bredius

Lange Vijverberg 14
NL-2513 AC Den Haag (The Hague)

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Panic Attack! Art in the Punk Years

Panic Attack! Art in the Punk Years

5 June 2007 - 9 September 2007
Barbican Art Gallery

June 2007 marks two remarkable 30 year anniversaries: the Queen’s Silver Jubilee and the release of the Sex Pistols’ irreverent God Save the Queen with its infamous album cover by Jamie Reid . To coincide with these landmark events, Barbican Art Gallery is staging Panic Attack! Art in the Punk Years.

The exhibition explores art produced from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s in Britain and the United States, at a time when both countries were a breeding ground for subcultures of punk and post-punk. Although the punk movement is largely known for its music, fashion and graphics, this exhibition exposes the vibrant art scene that emerged during these years, most notably in London, New York and Los Angeles.

Including the work of some 30 artists, the exhibition examines art which shares many of the concerns and attitudes associated with the punk years. Many of the artists have direct links with the punk scene including Nan Goldin, Derek Jarman and Raymond Pettibon, others have less well-known, but significant connections with punk in their early careers, such as Tony Cragg, Jenny Holzer and Barbara Kruger.

The inner city as a place of fantasy, protest and decay, the body as a political battleground and the dynamic cross-over between the worlds of art and music are major themes of the exhibition.
David Wojnarowicz in New York and Stephen Willats in London turned to urban dereliction as a symbol of personal and social crisis, as did New York artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat who were closely associated with the emergence of graffiti art.

Panic Attack! also explores the inter-disciplinary nature of the punk movement and the many collaborations that formed between artists and musicians during this period. Robert Mapplethorpe was a contemporary of the first generation of punk stars in New York, notably Patti Smith. At the same time, London-based artist and filmmaker Derek Jarman was making his super-8 film of the iconic Jordan in full punk make-up, dressed as a ballerina.

By the end of the punk movement in the mid-1980s, London’s vibrant club scene had become a source of inspiration. Cerith Wyn Evans was one of many artists who documented this underground hedonism in a film which included footage of Leigh Bowery, the London clubbing luminary celebrated for his outrageous costumes and body modifications.

This fascinating exhibition examines artists who represented, in very different and often unexpected ways, the punk zeitgeist of the 1970s and 1980s. Their work was sometimes confrontational or angry, but always fiercely independent and intelligent, reflecting the anarchic spirit of the punk years.

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Panic Attack! Art in the Punk Years

The first art work that the visitor to 'Panic Attack! Art in the Punk Years', an exhibition opening in London next week, will see is Jamie Reid's cover for 'God Save the Queen', the single most iconic image of the punk era. Be warned, though: it is a false alarm. Indeed, anyone arriving at the Barbican expecting a survey of punk-related graphics, from record sleeves to posters, fanzines to T-shirt designs, will be deeply disappointed. The thrust of this wilfully subversive show is towards artists who, as co-curator Mark Sladen, puts it in his introductory catalogue essay, 'embody the punk zeitgeist'.

Sean O'Hagan
Sunday June 3, 2007
The Observer

Punk rock burst into the mainstream during the feverish summer of 1977, and was the most explosive movement in popular culture since the birth of rock 'n' roll in the Fifties. But, as a new exhibition illustrates, its underground ethos and shock tactics were reflected as much in the art world as in its music

In October 1976, a British art group called COUM Transmissions staged a show at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. It was called 'Prostitution'. Among its exhibits were sculptures made from used tampons and a series of pornographic photo-graphs of one of the group's members, the wonderfully named Cosey Fanni Tutti, who had an extracurricular career as a model for Playbirds magazine.
COUM Transmissions were an offshoot of a vaguely notorious East London art-pop band called Throbbing Gristle, pioneers of what came to be known as industrial rock. I remember attending one of their live shows in a suitably dingy venue in east London. Before they came on stage, a rumour spread through the audience that they would be deploying subsonic frequencies in their music that would cause the audience to turn aggressive and beat one another up. The group's desire to turn their performance into a kind of hellish ritual of endurance was fulfilled, but perhaps not in the way they intended. What ensued was more like a prolonged spell in purgatory: droning noises, repetitive beats and wilfully confrontational songs about sexual deviance and concentration camps. There were no fights, but lots of disaffected muttering.

At the ICA, though, the shock tactics worked. Any comment 'Prostitution' might have been making about the exploitative nature of the art world was lost amid the ensuing chorus of moral outrage. The exhibition lasted a mere eight days and was described in the newspapers as 'sickening', 'depraved', 'obscene', and even 'evil'. The loudest voice of disgust belonged to the Tory MP Nicholas Fairbairn, who famously dubbed Throbbing Gristle 'wreckers of civilisation'.
With hindsight, though, that moral panic signalled the more prolonged chorus of outrage provoked by punk. A month after the opening, the Sex Pistols made their infamous, expletive-strewn appearance on Bill Grundy's tea-time television show. Punk went overground in a blaze of tabloid disgust and the world of pop seemed, for a brief moment, to shift on its axis. The outrage reached a crescendo the following year with the release of the group's second single, 'God Save the Queen', a sneering riposte to the Silver Jubilee.

The first art work that the visitor to 'Panic Attack! Art in the Punk Years', an exhibition opening in London next week, will see is Jamie Reid's cover for 'God Save the Queen', the single most iconic image of the punk era. Be warned, though: it is a false alarm. Indeed, anyone arriving at the Barbican expecting a survey of punk-related graphics, from record sleeves to posters, fanzines to T-shirt designs, will be deeply disappointed. The thrust of this wilfully subversive show is towards artists who, as co-curator Mark Sladen, puts it in his introductory catalogue essay, 'embody the punk zeitgeist'.

That, as it turns out, is a very broad church indeed, and includes artists as disparate as Nan Goldin, Keith Haring, Derek Jarman and Cindy Sherman. Even Gilbert & George have slipped in here among much less well known British artists such as Victor Burgin and Stephen Willats. The timespan of the show is roughly the mid-Seventies to the mid-Eighties, which also stretches the notion of the 'punk zeitgeist' somewhat.

'The show argues that punk was the defining spirit of that period in British and American art as well as music,' says Sladen. 'Artists, mainly those working in London and New York, were exploring many of the same themes as punk musicians: the notion of the city as an alienating but empowering place, the notion of transgressive performance. Plus many of the actual techniques are similar, the whole DIY idea of collage and the use of image overlaid with text.'

Many of the issues and tactics that punk brought briefly into the mainstream, then, had been present in certain strands of British and American art, though more often as undercurrents than as big statements. In this context, it is illuminating to encounter the work of Victor Burgin, one of the overlooked pioneers of British conceptualism. Burgin was born in 1941, and made his strongest work in the Seventies. His core ideas and style seem extraordinarily prescient, not just in his use of photography overlaid with text, but in the way his work signals the coming commodification of culture by advertising and information technology.

All the work in 'Panic Attack!' was made in the pre-digital, pre-mass information age. One of the strongest subtexts of the show is the sense that every artist, from Burgin to Basquiat, was operating in what, even by the mid-Eighties, was a bona fide underground. They tended to live and work amid run-down inner-city landscapes which were often violent and in constant danger of social implosion: Manhattan's Lower East Side before it became terminally trendy; London's Docklands before it became a yuppie redevelopment zone.

Many of the artists featured in the show were also part of loosely defined subcultures based around notions of outsiderdom. That sense of alienation from the mainstream is a recurring motif, though the art is not always transgressive in the hard-hitting sense that one automatically associates with all things punk. There is no sign of Karen Finley, for instance, though she was arguably the most confrontational performance artist of the early Eighties.

The shock value is provided by those infamous tampons, and by some of Robert Mapplethorpe's more extreme depictions of hardcore gay S&M sex, which, 20 years on, are still not for the faint-hearted or easily offended. Mapplethorpe is a pivotal presence, and not just for his iconic black-and-white portrait of an angelic and androgynous Patti Smith, which graced her debut album, Horses, in 1975. His work is emblematic of many of the themes of the show. He arrived out of a definable cultural milieu, and embodied a cultural attitude, that might best be described as Lower East Side 'cool'. That attitude tended to be edgy, wilfully controversial, and, in the extremity of its vision, directly political. A decade after 'Prostitution', and right at the beginning of the ascendancy of America's fundamentalist right, Mapplethorpe's images were shown in an exhibition that toured America and provoked a furore that led some galleries to capitulate to media pressure and refuse to show them. In all this, then, Mapplethorpe could be said to embody the punk ethos even if his often formally beautiful images were the antithesis of, say, Jamie Reid's cut-and-paste confrontations.

Personally, I prefer Peter Hujar's photographs, which are even more evocative of another time. On one level, he is a kind of street photographer, though the streets are often dark and desolate. His best known image, Candy Darling on Her Death Bed, is a stylised depiction of Warhol's most famous superstar drag queen in a pose of formal languor. It is both a celebration and an elegy - for her, and for her time.

The image harks back to the Factory years, and to Candy's canonisation in song by Lou Reed on 'Walk on the Wild Side'. It also unwittingly looks forward to the mid-Eighties when Aids ravaged New York's gay community. Several of the artists here, including Derek Jarman, Keith Haring, David Wojnarowicz and Mapplethorpe, died of the disease. Hujar's picture of Candy was recently chosen to adorn the sleeve of Antony & the Johnsons' album I Am a Bird Now which, incidentally, features a cameo by Reed. If you wanted an image that illustrates the interconnected cultural undercurrents of the 'punk zeitgeist' as elaborated in this bitty, but intriguing, show, this, even more than Reid or Mapplethorpe, would be the one.

One of the most intriguing questions raised by 'Panic Attack!' is what happened to the art underground? Well, money for a start. The boom in the property and art markets in the mid-Eighties signalled the end of the New York underground of the Lower East Side. A decade later, a similar boom propelled the YBAs into the mainstream, and, in many cases, into incredible wealth.

As this show illustrates, though, there is something to be said for recession as a catalyst for creativity. Derek Jarman's most hallucinatory Super 8 films were made on a shoestring, and are still oddly entrancing. Gilbert & George's 1981 film The World of Gilbert & George is a fractured psycho-geography of another, already disappeared East End of run-down buildings and disenchanted youths, a glimpse of Thatcher's Britain in poetic monochrome.

Back then, long before the coming of the internet and the mobile phone, information about what was cool and happening was exchanged word-of-mouth, or through the more hip magazines. Artists and musicians who worked on the cutting edge could remain out there on the margins for a long time. There is too much money sluicing around the art world these days, and the political engagement that fired the transgressive artists of the Seventies and early Eighties has been replaced by, at one extreme, a kind of unapologetic vulgarity, and, at the other, an ironic detachment and smugness that has long since congealed into enervation.

Put simply, no one resists any more. Instead they queue up to be canonised by another empty awards ceremony, and rush headlong towards mainstream acceptance with indecent haste. Something has been lost in that rush: meaning, maybe, and certainly a degree of credibility. In the end, 'Panic Attack!' intrigues as a series of reminders of what has been not so much lost as surrendered.

· Panic Attack! Art in the Punk Years is at the Barbican Art Gallery, London EC2, from Tuesday until 9 September.

10 June 2007


In the port of Amsterdam
There's a sailor who sings
Of the dreams that he brings
From the wide open sea
In the port of Amsterdam
There's a sailor who sleeps
While the riverbank weeps
With the old willow tree
In the port of Amsterdam
There's a sailor who dies
Full of beer, full of cries
In a drunken down fight
And in the port of Amsterdam
There's a sailor who's born
On a muggy hot morn
By the dawn's early light
In the port of Amsterdam
Where the sailors all meet
There's a sailor who eats
Only fishheads and tails
He will show you his teeth
That have rotted too soon
That can swallow the moon
That can haul up the sails
And he yells to the cook
With his arms open wide
Bring me more fish
Put it down by my side
Then he wants so to belch
But he's too full to try
So he gets up and laughs
And he zips up his fly
In the port of Amsterdam
You can see sailors dance
Paunches bursting their pants
Grinding women to paunch
They've forgotten the tune
That their whiskey voice croaks
Splitting the night with the
Roar of their jokes
And they turn and they dance
And they laugh and they lust
Till the rancid sound of
The accordion bursts
Then out to the night
With their pride in their pants
With the slut that they tow
Underneath the street lamps
In the port of Amsterdam
There's a sailor who drinks
And he drinks and he drinks
And he drinks once again
He drinks to the health
Of the whores of Amsterdam
Who have promised their love
To a thousand other men
They've bargained their bodies
And their virtue long gone
For a few dirty coins
And when he can't go on
He plants his nose in the sky
And he wipes it up above
And he pisses like I cry
For an unfaithful love
In the port of Amsterdam
In the port of Amsterdam


Jacques Brel - Amsterdam


Chris Bailey (the Saints) "Amsterdam" (Brel)




07 June 2007


Rusland 22 1012 CL Amsterdam
0031 020 4208684 - 0031 06 46406531

Red Stamp Art Gallery is glad to invite you to the
Night Opening
on the 8th of June '07
19.00 - 24.00

of the exhibition
art - vampires - erotism
8 June - 7 July '07

During the night we will present special events and a very nice
italian buffet

Please forward the invitation to people you know
which could be interested in this event,THANKS!

You only live TWICE

You only live TWICE
The Rietveld Academy in Second Life

SUNDAY, June 10 at 21.00 hrs

Graphic Design students go second life with Conversations falling from the sky - Confessions of a submissive avatar - 'Der Lauf der Prims' - The evolution of a fashionable newbie - and much more ...

And, Edo Paulus aka Edo Autopoiesis premieres his new virtual sound installation 'Resonating-With-secondlifeWind'.


WEDNESDAY, June 6 from 18.00 - 20.00 hrs

Rietveldstudents Unstable Media / Interaction Design are presenting and testing the alternative interfaces, they designed.

Location: Mediamatic, Post CS Building, ground floor, Amsterdam

You only live TWICE
De Rietveld Academie in Second Life

ZONDAG 10 juni om 21.00 uur

Een gevarieerde avond waarop studenten grafisch ontwerpen in Second Life gaan met Conversations falling from the sky - Confessions of a submissive avatar - 'Der Lauf der Prims' - The evolution of a fashionable newbie - en meer ...

En de premiere van de nieuwe virtuele geluidsinstallatie 'Resonating-With-secondlifeWind' van Edo Paulus aka Autopoiesis.


WOENSDAG 6 juni van 18.00 - 20.00 uur

Studenten Unstable Media / Interaction Design van de Rietveldacademie tonen en testen de alternatieve interfaces, die ze hebben ontworpen.


Locatie: Mediamatic, Post CS Gebouw, begane grond, Amsterdam

Wolfgang Josten


EXHIBITION Wolfgang Josten

Het Oude Raadhuis
Hoofdweg 675, Hoofddorp

Tues-Sun 11:00-20:00
Until July 15


Toby Paterson

Toby Paterson ‘Generosity’

April 22 thru June 17, 2007
Opening hours: Wednesday thru Sunday 12-5 pm

Stroom Den Haag
Hogewal 1-9
2514 HA The Hague
The Netherlands

T +31-70 3658985

The exhibition ‘Generosity’ at Stroom Den Haag by the British artist Toby Paterson (1974, Glasgow) features new works exclusively. Toby Paterson (winner of the Beck’s Futures Award 2002) is generally viewed as one of today’s leading British artists. He is fascinated by modernism in the art of painting, sculpture and architecture, with special emphasis on its underlying ideology of the malleable society. In preparation for the exhibition and upon invitation by Stroom, Paterson visited The Hague for a number of times in 2006. During this intensive period of research and analysis specific sources of inspiration for him were the post-war redevelopment area of The Hague South West, the Black Madonna social housing block (designed by Carel Weeber), and the building of the Ministry of Finance. All three are in the midst of radical transformation.

For years Toby Paterson has explored the urban environment as an impassioned skateboarder, thus gradually developing his special way of looking at architecture and public space. In his work he usually focuses his attention on the often dilapidated modernist architecture which is gradually disappearing from the urban landscape as the result of subsequent planning and design developments. In his paintings, works on Perspex, sculptures and photographs he represents these architectural elements in such a tranquil, sophisticated and aesthetic manner that their inner beauty is regained. Implicitly the lost ideals are weighed and made visible again.

In 1995 Toby Paterson graduated with honours from the Glasgow School of Art. During his studies he spent one year as an exchange student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1993). In 2001 he designed a skateboardpark for the Royston Road area in Glasgow. His work has been shown a.o. at the ICA in London; TATE St. Ives; Tramway in Glasgow; the Barbican in London; the Henry Moore Foundation in Leeds; Modern Institute Glasgow; and CCA (Center for Contemporary Arts) in Glasgow. In 2005-2006 Paterson was part of the traveling exhibition ‘British Art Show 6’, organized every five years by the Hayward Gallery. He is currently working on a prestigious commission for the new headquarters of BBC Scotland in Glasgow.


The Hague Sculpture 2007

Contemporary Art from Australia and the Netherlands

TEN YEAR JUBILEE of The Hague Sculpture
In 2007, The Hague Sculpture is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a special jubilee exhibition on contemporary Australian sculpture and art in the public space titled DE OVERKANT / DOWN UNDER.

More information: www.denhaagsculptuur.nl

Exhibition period 15 June till 9 September 2007, admittance free of charge day and night
(from 1 June on, many works of art will already be built up at the Lange Voorhout location)

Brook Andrew, James Angus, Robyn Backen, Harold de Bree, Jon Campbell, Mikala Dwyer, Shaun Gladwell, Richard Goodwin, Fiona Hall, Peter Hennessey, Bill Henson, Danius Kesminas / The Histrionics, Harmen de Hoop, John Kelly, Natasha Johns Messenger, Erik Jutten & Ramon Ottenhof, Ram Katzir, Hans Ligteringen, Robert MacPherson, Tracey Moffatt, Callum Morton, Noel McKenna, Ron Mueck, Patricia Piccinini, Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri & Pius Tipungwuti, Jan van der Ploeg, Lisa Roet, Daniel von Sturmer, Ricky Swallow, Koen Wastijn, Louise Weaver, Guan Wei, Anne Zahalka, Ah Xian.

PPPPP Programme Preview & Presentations for Press & Public
Tue 12 June 2007
Vestia building, former KPN-gebouw Binckhorstlaan 36

Lectures/presentations/interviews programme with the cooperation of (among others.) Brook Andrew, James Angus, Robyn Backen, Harold de Bree, Jon Campbell, Mikala Dwyer, Richard Goodwin, Fiona Hall, Erik Jutten & Ramon Ottenhof (Bureau voor Hedendaags Avontuur), Noel McKenna, Hans Ligteringen, Patrick (Andrew) Freddy Puruntatameri, Lisa Roet, Koen Wastijn, Pius Tipungwuti.

DOWN UNDER - The Adventure Within
Thu 23 August 2007 - Fri 31 August 2007

A special programme in cooperation with Hall 5/Filmhuis Den Haag with Australian Art movies/video installations, with the search for the other, the adventure, the sensation of culture shock and the representation of the inexpressible (e.g. Dreamtime) occupying a central position (with reservation).

full c
overage on bellebyrd - looking at all the artists individually

Spencer Tunick


Some 2,000 Amsterdam residents posed in the nude on Sunday, June 3rd 2007, for US photographer Spencer Tunick, known for his photos of naked subjects.



American artist Spencer Tunick photographs naked models in a flower field in the Netherlands.
Walking around with a megaphone and a camera, American artist Spencer Tunick shouted directions at his 150 naked models.


Bekijk de hele uitzending op Uitzending Gemist: http://player.omroep.nl/?af... De naaktfotograaf Spencer Tunick is in Amsterdam.


Liam Bailey

‘Forever England’

an exhibition of Photographs by Liam Bailey

19th May until 16th June 200

For further information see the gallery Vassie website:

gallery Vassie
Eerste Tuindwarsstraat 16, 1015RV, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Opening times:

Wednesday to Saturday 1pm – 6pm,

Monday & Tuesday by appointment only

& the first Sunday of the month 2pm – 5pm






06 June 2007

Three Australian Photographers

Three Australian Photographers
Sat 26 May 2007 - Sun 28 October 2007
GEM/Fotomuseum Den Haag The Hague Sculpture 2007: DE OVERKANT/DOWN UNDER as guest in... GEM/Fotomuseum Den Haag: photo exhibition from 26 May to 28 October 2007 with work by Bill Henson, Tracey Moffatt and Anne Zahalka.



Drie Australische Fotografen
Bill Henson, Tracey Moffatt & Anne Zahalka
02-06-2007 t/m 28-10-2007




The Hague Museum of Photography is one of the main guest locations for this year’s tenth Hague open-air sculpture exhibition: DE OVERKANT / DOWN UNDER.

The museum is presenting work by three leading Australian photographers: Tracey Moffat, Anne Zahalka and Bill Henson.

Also on show are video works by three other Australian artists: Shaun Gladwell, Tracey Moffatt and Patricia Piccinini.

















04 June 2007




live tv

wwiTV.com - The ultimate guide to Live TV webcasts.

First of all thank you for visiting the World Wide Internet TV website (wwiTV). wwiTV.com is an independent guide to streaming media available on the web. We do not provide streaming content ourselves. This site is designed to enable users of personal computers and other consumer electronic devices to easily find and access media content over the Internet.

03 June 2007

pratchett & python

After things settled down, the Librarian's colleagues found that he liked being an orang-utan, and fought all efforts to transform him back to human. The Librarian found out that opposable toes come in very handy when climbing up the book-shelves and sorting books. Also, a very large and strong orang-utan has more plausible arguments when talking about dog-ears and overrun return deadlines.




gorilla librarians