On Sunday, March 8, 2008, I'll be participating in an exhibit titled In Real Life, at Capricious Space in Brooklyn.
The show is a month-long series of short (as in 4 hours) gallery residencies for people working on the Net, including Art Fag City, ASDF, Club Internet, Ffffound, The Highlights, Humble Arts Foundation, I Heart Photograph, Loshadka, Netmares/Netdreams, Platform For Pedagogy, Private Circulation, UbuWeb, VVORK, and Why + Wherefore.
I will be putting up work (performing virtually?) on the Club Internet site--the gig is described as follows:
All members of Club Internet will be invited to sit behind their computers, either at home or in the gallery, as Harm van den Dorpel announces the curatorial criteria for them to create a new work on the spot and participate in an opening party—all within 4 hours. The resulting show will remain online for one month at clubinternet.org.
Thanks to Harm for the invite. My placeholder page is loaded and I await my instructions.
"In Real Life" commences with a panel discussion on Saturday, March 7, titled "Browser As Exhibition Space," from 8-10pm.
The Ruez mini-CD written about here a couple of weeks back appears on a rather intimidating list of recordings available for sale from Erstwhile Records. Worth a peruse--it's like a curated show of "downtown" music.
Ruez's label also has a MySpace page where another reviewer, Vital Weekly, reached similar conclusions about the CD: "Eric Laska is the man behind Ruez, and his sound input deals with 'corrupted MP3 files, scrambling synthesizers, urban field recordings, chirping feedback recordings,' which may sound a lot more noise than it actually is. Ruez plays an interesting game of noise versus silence, with things sometimes dropping down in volume to the level of almost silence. Only to burst out in chirping electronics, which makes these fifteen minutes very enjoyable. Noise which is thought and cared about. A form of noise I like. If you like Gert-Jan Prins doing some more subdued music, then Ruez might be a fine place."