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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

DANCE IN LYNN - May 15, 2010


Mass Theatrica continues its multi-arts season with The Voice of Dance on Saturday, May 15, 2010, 8:00 PM at LynnArts, The Neal Rantoul Vault Theater, 25 Exchange Street, Lynn, MA.

Come all dance, opera and Broadway aficionados and newcomers alike and experience innovative, choreographed classics! Enjoy beloved and timeless favorites by Johann Strauss, Sondheim, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter, Gershwin and more! We bet you will recognize a number of these classics from stage, radio and the cinema!

Featuring dancers Corey Lemenager, Sarah Pisa, Sam Quinn, dancer/choreographer, Colleen Sweet and the vocals of Thomas René Brennan, Benjamin Clark, Rebecca Hains, James Hay and Stephanie Mann, this show is sure to be a delight for the senses!
Admission is $15, $13 seniors and students. For more information about the program, please contact Mass Theatrica: phone: 508-757-8515, email: or website

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Spring has finally sprung which means SOS (Somerville Open Studios) is coming right up -- Sat. & Sun. May 1 & 2, noon-6pm. I can't wait to open my studio and show you all I've accomplished this past year! I have a brand new series of paintings of the ocean off Truro beaches. These paintings give you the feeling of being immersed in the water and waves -- you can just about hear the roar and feel the spray. You can bring the ocean right into your home!

You will find me in my studio at 20 Vernon St., 6-West, Somerville MA. For directions Make sure you remember there are 2 entrances into Vernon Street Studios. To get to my studio you'll need to use the second doorway in from the corner of Vernon & Central Streets.

For a preview taste of SOS, join me at the opening reception of the Artist's Choice Exhibit at the Somerville Museum this coming Friday, April 16, 6-9PM. The show runs from April 16 - May 14. For Museum hours and more information visit

For an online preview of what you will see during SOS weekend, visit To view the work of artists at Vernon Street Studios And last, but far from least, to preview my new work

Monday, April 12, 2010

Silk Painting with Sandra Golbert - April 17 & 24, 2010

Saturday, April 17th, 1-3 PM AND Saturday, April 24th, 1-3 PMsandra silk painting

Sandra is a LynnArts artist member who has recieved a Lynn Cultural Council grant to put on her Silk Painting workshops here at LynnArts. No experience necassary and materials will be provided! THIS IS A TWO-PART CLASS, BOTH DAYS ARE REQUIRED. Will hold up to 8 attendess, teens and adults.

Workshop is $10 for LynnArts members and $12 for non-members. Fee covers all provided materials. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. To register call 781-598-5244, or email

Are you interested in attending Life Drawing workshops at LynnArts? We would appreciate your feedback: Email us, tell us if day or night classes work best and how often you would like to come!

Thursday, April 08, 2010


Saturday, April 10
7:30 to 9:30 am
Neville Place driveway, 650 Concord Avenue

Spring is the season birders dream of. Songbirds are abundant, active, vocal, and in full breeding plumage. We may see birds courting, building nests, defending territories, or eating voraciously during rest breaks in their northward migration. Beginners are welcome.

Please register for each event that you plan to attend:
Important information on parking will be given to you when you register.
E-mail Elizabeth Wylde at
or call (617) 349-6489 and leave your name and phone number.

Offered by Friends of Fresh Pond Reservation, April 2010
These events are FREE and open to the public. Children are welcome with an adult.

MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology - April 12, 2010

Spring 2010 Lecture Series
The Theatrical. The Performative. The Transformative.

Monday, April 12 at 7:00 PM
"Where’s the Passion"
Yvonne Rainer
Bartos Theater

Where’s the Passion
Yvonne Rainer made a transition to filmmaking following a fifteen-year career as a choreographer/dancer (1960-1975). “Where‘s the Passion“ is a lecture in which notions of self-expression, impersonation, and the politics of looking and being looked at are examined, accompanied by documentations of two of her recent performances.

Yvonne Rainer
Yvonne Rainer is a choreographer/dancer, film maker, and a Distinguished Professor of Studio Art at the University of California, Irvine. Her most recent dances are AG Indexical, with a little help from H.M., a re-vision of Balanchine’s Agon, RoS Indexical, a re-vision of Nijinsky’s Rite of Spring and a Performa07 commission, Spiraling Down. Her dances have been performed in New York, Los Angeles, Vienna, Helsinki, Kassel, Berlin, and Sao Paolo. A memoir, Feelings Are Facts: a Life, was published by MIT Press in 2006. Rainer is the recipient of two Guggenheim Fellowships, a Wexner Prize and a MacArthur Fellowship.

Joan Jonas
The lecture is moderated by Joan Jonas, a pioneer in video and performance art and the 2010 recipient of the Gyorgy Kepes Fellowship Prize, presented by the Council for the Arts at MIT.

MIT Bartos Theater, Wiesner Building (E15)
20 Ames Street, Cambridge
(see directions below).
Free and open to the public.

For more information:

The Theatrical. The Performative. The Transformative. is a lecture series introducing key figures whose artistic practice is situated at the intersection of performance art, avant garde dance, and activist theater. Focusing on time-based and ephemeral formats that navigate between art, film, theater and dance, the series juxtaposes speakers of different generations and backgrounds who share an interest in feminist discourses and politics.

The series this spring is dedicated to Joan Jonas, a pioneer in video and performance art, and the 2010 recipient of the Gyorgy Kepes Fellowship Prize presented by the Council for the Arts at MIT on April 15, 2010.

The lecture series is directed by Associate Professor Ute Meta Bauer, Director of the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT) in collaboration with Professor Joan Jonas, and Lecturer Amber Frid-Jimenez.


The lecture series was made possible in part by the Grants Program of the Council for the Arts at MIT. Thanks also for support from the MIT Artist-in-Residence (AiR) Program.


02/22/10 - Production and Reception of the Visual
Xavier Le Roy
Nell Breyer, moderator
French choreographer Xavier Le Roy explores the relationships between the production and reception of the visual. What do spectators see? Watching a choreography, they see not only a form or a content, but processes at work during the production of the movements in rehearsals as well as during execution of the movements in performance. How and when are these relationships constructed? Xavier Le Roy is in residence at the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT) this spring. Nell Breyer, a research affiliate at ACT, situates her work at the intersection of dance, new media, and visual art.

03/01/10 - Dance on Top of Everyday Throwaways: Extreme Simultaneity
Constanza Macras
Jay Scheib, moderator
Constanza Macras, an Argentine choreographer based in Berlin, was recipient of the 2009-2010 Abramowitz Award. Macras‘ and her company, DORKYPARK, create works that mix video, dance, text and music with a diverse cast of performers. Her work is based on everyday situations that interrupt themselves and accumulate, creating a form of hyper-narrative.

03/08/10 - The Bread and Puppet Theater
Peter Schumann
John Bell, moderator
Peter Schumann, legendary founder of The Bread and Puppet Theater will present a short “fiddle lecture“ illustrated with cantastoria banners. Moderator John Bell, long-time collaborator of Bread and Puppet Theater, will discuss with Schumann the theater‘s use of public space, technology, the concept of progress, and the relations between puppet theater and modernism. The evening will end with a drum and fiddle performance. John Bell, a fellow at MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology, is a puppeteer, scholar, and teacher.

03/15/10 - It’s Real to Me
Magda Fernandez
Amber Frid-Jimenez, moderator
Magda Fernandez, a Boston-based artist, creates synthetic video worlds that question our real lives in contemporary times. Fernandez‘s videos rely liberally on composite technology and special effects to make sense out of the nonsensical. Fernandez will screen four of her videos and discuss their subjects and means of production. Amber Frid-Jimenez is a lecturer in the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology

04/05/10-CANCELLED - Catherine Sullivan
In its place- Theatrical Fields, Ute Meta Bauer and 4.310 Contemporary Curatorial Practices
Ute Meta Bauer introduces the evening with a thirty-minute lecture on theatricality as a feminist practice. Students from 4.310 Contemporary Curatorial Practice will present new and in process artist works. Works by Judith Barry, Alexander Gyorfi & Peter Holl, Joan Jonas, Pedro Reyes, Constanze Ruhm and Lorna Simpson, among others, will be screened. Ute Meta Bauer is a curator and director of the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology.

04/12/10 - Where’s the Passion
Yvonne Rainer
Joan Jonas, moderator
Details above

04/26/10 - Text: Free and Indirect. A Future Perception.
Eva Meyer
Ute Meta Bauer, moderator
Eva Meyer, a writer and filmmaker based in Berlin, will screen and discuss Sie könnte zu Ihnen gehören/She Might Belong to you, a 37 minute film Meyer created with artist Eran Schaerf in 2007 for Skulptur Projekte Münster. Meyer describes the film: “With the passing of time she has become clairvoyant….She could go beyond the perceptive and sensitive states of experience and entrust sensations surpassing them to a future perception.” Ute Meta Bauer is a curator and director of the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology.

MIT Bartos Theater is located on the ground floor of the Wiesner Building on MIT campus (20 Ames Street, Building E15, Cambridge) in close proximity to Kendall Square.

By Public Transportation
Take the MBTA red line to the Kendall/ MIT stop, follow Main Street west to Ames Street, turn left, walk the distance of about one block to the crosswalk and the Wiesner Building (E15) is on your left.


The MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT) is celebrating its official inauguration with an Open House and day of activities in Buildings E14 and E15 presenting various projects by our current SMVisS graduate students, ACT fellows and affiliates, the launch of new ACT website and the release of Engaged a DVD celebrating 20 years of the MIT Visual Arts Program in collaboration with Aspect: the Chronicle of New Media Art featuring works by VAP faculty and alumni. More details TBA.

Fellow Xavier Le Roy will present more floor pieces his work resulting from his residence at the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT). Saturday, April 24, 7 PM, MIT Media Lab Complex, 6th floor.,785

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Monday, April 05, 2010


It's spring! Time to shake off that cabin fever and turn to thoughts of cyberart.

This month

Calling All Cyberartists
Moving Images Festival at Axiom
FIGMENT Call for Artists
Virtual Public Art
Xavier Le Roy at MIT
Get Connected at ATNE
California Dreaming: 01SJ
Barcelona Dreaming
7 on 7 in NYC


Calling All Cyberartists

The next Boston Cyberarts Festival is scheduled for April 22-May 8, 2011. Yes, we
know that seems like a long way in the future, but -- trust us -- the time goes
The 2011 Festival will be our seventh! Past Festivals have involved 50 or more organizations,
including museums, galleries, dance and music organizations, educational institutions,
and others.

There are lots of ways you can get involved. If you're an organization and are considering
an art-and-technology-related show for spring of 2011, we'd love to hear from you.
If you're a cyberartist but are not connected with a particular organization, we'll
see if we can help match you up with one. Click here []for
more information.

If you're a corporation and would like to talk about becoming a partner for the
next Festival, we'd love to hear from you too! Contact us at
[] .
If you're not any of the above but are just interested in the world of art and technology,
then mark your calendar for spring of 2011
Pictured: Children of Arcadia, winner of an IBM Merit Award at the 2009 Boston Cyberarts


Moving Images Festival at Axiom

During the month of April, our Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media is hosting
the New Media Curious Experimental Film and Video Festival.

Every Thursday evening starting April 8 will feature a different theme and artists.
On April 8, it's the 29th annual Black Maria Festival, known for its variety of
bold contemporary works. On April 15, INtransit, produced by media arts collective
AstroDime Transit Authority, looks at the history and representation of "American"
science within and without the United States, using the magazine Scientific American
as a framework. April 22 features work from the ATNE community. And the Festival
wraps up on April 29 with "What If? 60×60x60," an audience participatory experiment
in audio and video by media artist Gene Gort and composer/sound artist Ken Steen.

All screenings are at 7:30, at Axiom, 141 Green Street in Jamaica Plain. Tickets
are $10, or $8 for ATNE members, and you can click here []to
purchase tickets in advance. For more information, go to Axiom's website [].


FIGMENT Call for Artists

FIGMENT Boston is a free participatory and interactive art event sponsored by the
Cambridge Arts Counciland the Black Rock Arts Foundation.

The organizers are seeking artists of all kinds to join them in taking over Memorial
Drive for six hours on Saturday, June 5, in a celebration of participatory art.
The idea is to engage the audience and turn them from spectators into active participants
who are engaged with the artwork or performance.

This will be FIGMENT's first year in Boston. FIGMENT is going into its fourth year
in New York, on Governor's Island just off Manhattan.

The call for art is open until May 1 for both the Boston and New York events. Click
here []to
see the Call for Artists.


Virtual Public Art

The Virtual Public Art Project presents its inaugural exhibition, "Symmetry and
Growth," by U.S. artist Christopher Manzione. The exhibition of fourteen virtual
sculptures that merge with their physical environments are featured in prominent
public locations in eleven cities across North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

"Symmetry and Growth" proposes contrary systems of origins and growth to viewers
who use their iPhone 3GS and Android phones to view the exhibition's virtual public
The Virtual Public Art Project (VPAP) is an Augmented Reality (AR) platform founded
in 2010 by Christopher Manzione for the public display of digital works of art.
Augmented reality is a view of the physical real-world environment merged with virtual
computer-generated imagery in real-time. VPAP merges the real-world physical environment
of public spaces around the world with site-specific virtual sculptures that can
only be viewed in-the-round using the iPhone 3GS and Android phones when one is
at the sculpture's real-world location.
Find out more at the VPAP website [].


Xavier Le Roy at MIT

The MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology always has exciting stuff going on,
but this spring is unusually intriguing.
You might remember French choreographer Xavier Le Roy's performance at the 2007
Boston Cyberarts Festival as part of our Ideas in Motion program. Well, Xavier
is now in residence at ACT to research an ongoing work entitled more floor pieces.
At MIT, he has been working with researchers and students to deepen a work conceived
as contemplative landscapes or tableaus. The performers, the situations they construct,
and the acts of contemplating, viewing, and attending the performance are the subjects
of this work.
More floor pieces will be performed on Saturday, April 24 at 7:00pm at the MIT Media
Lab Complex, 6th Floor, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge. Click here []for
more information. And it's Free! (BTW, Xavier is also performing some other works
at the ICA this coming weekend -- check the ICA's website []
for info.)
You might also want to look into the Spring 2010 lecture series, called "The Theatrical.
The Performative. The Transformative." The series introduces key figures whose artistic
practice is situated at the intersection of performance art, avant garde dance,
and activist theater. Lectures take place on Monday evenings at the MIT Bartos
Theater, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge. For a complete listing, click here [].


Get Connected at ATNE

Art Technology New England invites you to join our growing online social network
and get connected to the art and tech community.

Be sure to join us on April 22 at Axiom []
for a screening of ATNE members' work, part of our month-long Moving Images Festival.
The deadline for submissions has passed, but you can still get involved by creating
a profile on the ATNE network website, uploading images and videos of your work,
posting your blogs, and telling us about yourself. ATNE will choose the three
most interesting profiles on the network to feature on the homepage, and will publicly
present you with a small prize at the ATNE film screening evening.

To join the social network and create your profile, go to

Not a member yet? ATNE provides a variety of programs like a job board, internship
placement program, a digital art lending program, artist residencies at high-tech
companies, and professional development workshops. And social events too! To find
out more about ATNE and to sign up for membership, go to []


California Dreaming: 01SJ

If you're planning a trip to California in September, be sure to make time to look
in on the Left Coast's cyberarts extravaganza, 01SJ. This will be the third biennial
01SJ Festival, produced by the organization ZER01and takes place from September
16-19 in San Jose. The 01SJ Biennial is a multi-disciplinary, medium agnostic contemporary
art festival that focuses on the nexus of art, technology and digital culture
Under the theme "Build Your Own World,"ZER01, in collaboration with dozens of partners,
will present over the course of four days hundreds of artworks, performances, events,
and artist talks, which not only imagine the future of the world but begin to build
it. It seeks to answer the question: How can we, as resourceful, innovative, and
knowledgeable local and global citizens build and participate in a desirable future
in the face of global climate change, economic meltdown, political instability,
and cultural divisiveness?

Curated by Artistic Director Steve Dietz, the 01SJ Biennial brings together a selection
of artwork that not only changes the way a city looks, but changes how it responds
to the behavior of a city's inhabitants
Visit their website []to
check out the events they have planned.

Pictured: Scott Kildall, Victoria Scott, Gifthorse


Barcelona Dreaming

Planning to be in Barcelona in April? Well, probably not ... but just in case,
we thought we'd pass along news about the fifth annual festival of electronic and
experimental music organized by the platform Störung. It starts on Wednesday, April
21 and includes four days of performances of international artists of the electronic
and experimental scene. Besides the performances, the festival includes a cycle
of conferences, a permanent screening of audiovisual works in the exhibition room,
and a full day dedicated exclusively to subaquatic sounds.
Visit the festival's website []for
more information.


Seven on Seven in NY

Seven on Seven pairs seven leading artists with seven game-changing technologists
in teams of two, and challenges them to develop something new -- be it an application,
social media, artwork, product, or whatever they imagine -- over the course of a
single day. The seven teams will unveil their ideas at a one-day event at the New
Museum in New York.
Seven on Seven is organized by Rhizome. It all happens on April 17, so if you're
planning to be in New York, check it out. For more information, visit Rhizome's
website [].

Thanks to our Sponsors!

Boston Cyberarts extends a special thanks to our many generous sponsors. We couldn't
do the work we do without you!

1330 Boylston
Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Art New England
Arts Boston
Cage & Pixelyze
Koundakjian & Co
LEF Foundation
Phoenix Media Communications Group
Tech Superpowers
The MathWorks
And many other generous institutions and individuals.

We would love to work with your company on upcoming Boston Cyberarts projects!
Please contact George Fifield at 617.524.2109 or email
[] for information on becoming a sponsor.


Contact us!

If you have cyber-events coming up that you think the Boston Cyberarts family would
be interested in, please send information and an image to
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it in time and if we have space.

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Saturday, April 03, 2010


Hi Everyone

I'm going to be opening my studio up to visitors as part of the Somerville Open Studios on May 1st and 2nd.
Come see some exciting art, including new stuff you can't see online and top secret projects in development.

As you view the artwork, you can enjoy food catered by my partner, food blogger Kathy-Ann Hart!

Thank you and I hope all of you can make it
Basil El Halwagy

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