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STRANGELOVE Time Based Media Festival 9-24th March 2017

In A Goth Life, Anhedonia, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, David Gryn, Folkestone, Jacky Connolly, Terry Smith, Uncategorized on 22/02/2017 at 10:47 am

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Strangelove Time Based Media Festival 9-24 March 2017

From March 9th-24th join us for a sixteen day celebration of artists video, film, performance and sound as Strangelove Festival takes over, the streets and spaces of Folkestone. With a packed programme of live events, screenings, exhibitions, workshops and talks Strangelove Festival brings together the diversity and talent of over 125 international, UK and local artists. Video works from artists that include Mark Wallinger, Richard Wilson and Tracey Emin.

This innovative festival merges live events, screenings and exhibitions at Strange Cargo and the Sassoon Gallery with some unexpected takeovers popping up throughout the programme. Festival highlights include a Secret Strangelove programme of encounters and performances, artists including Lucky Bert will activate unusual spaces around Folkestone and a special free screening of Kubrick’s Dr Strangelove will take place at the Silver Screen. A special project by BAFTA nominated screenwriter and director Tony Grisoni, whose film credits include Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and the acclaimed TV serial Red Riding.

http://www.strangelovefestival.com/

 

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Image still: Anhedonia by Jacky Connolly 2017 (courtesy the artist and Daata Editions)

A Goth Life … (A Stranger Love Version playlist)

Curated by Daata Editions
13/14 March 2017 FREE continuous screening all day 11-5pm
Space Bar & Gallery

A Goth Life — is a selection of artist works that compiled together make a composite tale of our joyously souless, self-reflective, insular, tension and angst ridden times. The use of the internet is our guide, confidente, entertainment, mirror, window, general outlet and has created a real alternative social reality, with artists commentating on and providing a contemporary anthropology for this coming of age.

A Goth Life is a compilation from artwork editions on Daata Editions
Artists: Larry Achiampong, Thora Dolven Balke, David Blandy, Jake Chapman, Jacky Connolly, Keren Cytter, Casey Jane Ellison, Tracey Emin, Ed Fornieles, Leo Gabin, Yung Jake, Rachel Maclean, Jillian Mayer, Takeshi Murata, Rashaad Newsome, Tameka Norris, Hannah Perry, Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings, Scott Reeder, Jacolby Satterwhite, Zadie Xa.

David Gryn, Director and Founder of Daata Editions and Curator of Film & Sound, Art Basel in Miami Beach and Co-Founder with artist Terry Smith 0f Strangelove will present the screenings.

Twitter @strangerlove @daataeditions

Instagram @strangelovefestival / @daataeditions

Facebook /strangelovelondon / @daataeditions

FOR PRESS ENQUIRIES AND IMAGES: chantelle@strangelovefestival.com

FOR MORE FESTIVAL INFORMATION: info@strangelovefestival.com

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Daata presents Anhedonia by Jacky Connolly at NADA New York 2017

In Anhedonia, Chrissie Iles, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, Jacky Connolly, NADA, New Art Dealers, New York, Uncategorized, Whitney on 20/02/2017 at 11:45 am

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Daata Editions presents …

Anhedonia, 2017 by Jacky Connolly

NADA New York, March 2–5, 2017 (Booth 1.03)
Skylight Clarkson North, 572 Washington St. New York, NY 10014 

https://www.newartdealers.org/

VIP Preview by Invitation: Thursday, March 2, 12–2pm
Opening Preview by Invitation: Thursday, March 2, 2–4pm

Chrissie Iles, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and Jacky Connolly in Conversation at the NADA Auditorium: Saturday, March 4, 3–3.45pm

Jacky Connolly, Anhedonia, 2017 (a New Daata Editions Artist Commission)
In Anhedonia (2017), a machinima film in six parts, Jacky Connolly turns her filmmaking practice towards a mysterious group home in the virtual American South. Several avatars live in three small buildings near the town’s railroad yard, where their lives are punctuated by hours spent in front of a screen. Images from elsewhere begin to intrude with mounting intensity, as the boundaries of the film are fractured by the characters’ visual and auditory hallucinations. These moments of psychosis give insight into the characters’ shared histories, as well as the dissociative atmosphere of their cultural landscape.

Jacky Connolly (b. 1990, Lower Hudson Valley, USA) is an artist and filmmaker based in New York. Connolly’s film works are indebted to cinematic and literary genre influences, as well as an innovative use of machinima technique for imaginative world-making and storytelling. She recently completed Hudson Valley Ruins (2016), a 30-minute machinima film created in a life simulation computer game.

Jacky Connolly’s commissioned artworks for Daata can be viewed and acquired online. There are 6 works available in chapters: 1. Anhedonia, 2. Anemia, 3. Alexithymia, 4. Amygdala, 5. Anorexia, 6. Amnesia, each in an edition of 26, of which 20 are for sale. An additional composite feature version (screened daily at NADA) is available for art Institutional acquisition and international film screenings. http://daata-editions.com

Chrissie Iles will be in conversation with Jacky Connolly on Saturday March 4 at 3pm in the NADA New York auditorium space, introduced by David Gryn of Daata Editions. Chrissie Iles is the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and her recent curatorial exhibition was “Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016”. http://whitney.org/

The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is the definitive non-profit arts organization dedicated to the cultivation, support, and advancement of new voices in contemporary art. Daata Editions is collaborating with NADA as a Cultural Partner. https://www.newartdealers.org/

Image: Anhedonia by Jacky Connolly, 2017 (courtesy of artist and Daata Editions)

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Daata Editions in Festive Cultural Traffic

In Artspace, Cultural Traffic, culturaltraffic, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, Festive, juju's bar, keren cytter, old truman brewery, Terrorist of Love, Toby Mott, Uncategorized on 09/12/2016 at 6:42 pm

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Daata in a Festive Mood !

Juju’s Presents: Festive Cultural Traffic

Saturday & Sunday 17-18th December 2016

11am – 8pm Free Entry

Juju’s Bar & Stage

The Old Truman Brewery

London, E1 6QR

Cultural Traffic returns to the Truman Brewery and adjacent Spitalfields Market over the last shopping weekend before Christmas 17-18th December

Festive Cultural Traffic will be offering a broad vivid experience away from the dull predictable mainstream Christmas shopping options. An opportunity to engage with the past present and future of counter culture at an affordable level for that perfect gift.

Cultural Traffic the UK fair for dealers in counter culture, giving independent producers the opportunity to trade books, zines, prints, catalogues, vinyls and tapes in both current and obsolete format.

By bringing together pioneering contemporary publishing with vintage counter culture and out-of-print material, Cultural Traffic paves an express connection between yesterdays cultural artefacts and the latent collectables of tomorrow.

Free and open to all, Cultural Traffic offers the public an opportunity to engage in the past, present, and future of counter culture at an affordable level. And offers vendors the opportunity to capitalise on the amplified busy climate of the last shopping weekend before Christmas.

Cultural Traffic was launched by editor, designer and collector Toby Mott who says: “Cultural Traffic is a fascinating window into the flourishing post-digital zine scene” Mott’s expansive collection of punk ephemera, The Mott Collection has been exhibited widely and his most recent publications are: Oh So Pretty: Punk in Print 1976-80, Phaidon. Showboat: Punk/Sex/Bodies, Dashwood Books and Skinhead: An Archive, Ditto Press.

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EXHIBITERS

Carrie Reichardt, Bob Osborne and Lori Bell

Fanpages

Paul Sakoilsky

Hoxton Mini Press

Morel Books

Niki Best

John Marchant Gallery

Land Fill

Voicing The Void

Design For Today

Walden Press

Batool Showghi

Korero Press

The Erotic Review

L-13 Light Industrial Workshop

Kiki Werth Posters

Disinfotainment

Jo Stockham

Dafydd Jones

The Drugstore Gallery

MAMA Photobooks

Ditto London

Daata Editions

Red Lebanese

Galerie P38

Poptique

Shapiro Modern

The Mott Collection

We Are Willow

Wastamer Press

Quaterduck

Service Industries

Homer Sykes My British Archive

Chalotte Sumner

Wet Satin Press

Grrrl Zine Fair

HYSTERIA

Iain McKell

Polyester

For further info contact;

Culturaltraffic@gmail.com

Culturaltraffic.com

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Terrorist of Love by Keren Cytter, Available as a FREE DOWNLOAD via Daata X Artspace

David Gryn: Sound and Vision

In Alimantado, Art Basel, Art Basel in Miami Beach, Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Fair, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, David Gryn, Film, keren cytter, Miami, Miami Beach, Uncategorized, Wilhelm Sasnal on 24/11/2016 at 11:50 am

Returning to curate the Art Basel Miami Beach Film program for a sixth year, David Gryn explains why music has inspired his choices, and how audiences can catch a glimpse of the ‘Best Dressed Chicken in Town’.

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Each year, as evening darkens the skies over Art Basel Miami Beach, visitors gather on the lawns of SoundScape Park to experience video works from some of the world’s most exciting artists. Sharing picnics, drinks, or simply being absorbed by art, they sit beneath the towering 7,000 square foot projection wall of the New World Center as it displays a program of films carefully chosen by curator David Gryn.

“My selections are quite instinctive,” says Gryn. “I am often attracted by artworks that affect me like music does; a thud in my chest, reverberations through my body, tingles down my neck and spine.” Fittingly then, music is the theme of this year’s program. “As [the New World Center is] a concert venue, music is inherent to the place we show the work and contextually it has a strong resonance. Asking galleries to submit films which engage with music in some way felt like a natural choice.”

Through this year’s theme, Gryn hopes to create a larger-than-life show to excite and engage the broadest possible audience. “Music is something universal. When you have dialogue in a certain language, you often exclude people outside it. Music, like art, crosses that divide – a sort of abstract language that has its own voice and says something about the human condition.”

Be enveloped by art

The program includes a set of 28 short films screened under the title Best Dressed Chicken in Town. “This was named after the 1970s reggae track by Doctor Alimantado, which has long inspired me. The idea behind it was to combine artworks using music and sound which, over the program’s two hour span, swell to a crescendo,” Gryn explains. And though he will not be drawn on a favorite this year (“I picked them, so they’re all my favorites!”), he singles out Terrorist of Love by Keren Cytter as being a film which never fails to make him smile, while Wilhelm Sasnal’s Kiss is “utterly wonderful.”

In addition to the screening of films, this year also heralds the third edition of Surround Sound, a specially commissioned program of sound works designed to take full advantage of SoundScape Park’s 160 speaker surround sound system. “I view my role as that of a facilitator. I aim to serve the artwork, the artist, and the gallery well by presenting pieces which will have the most resonance with the audience in the setting that we have.”

The communal act of experiencing art in this way is something special, says Gryn. “You get a sense of excitement, something you can palpably feel. You really do see an audience being enveloped by art. That’s what this platform achieves – and it encourages galleries, their artists, and a wider audience to take time with mediums that often don’t get much of a look in at events like this. There’s not another experience quite like it in the context of an art fair. Period.”

 

Taken from an Art Basel Interview https://www.artbasel.com/post/detail/2653

Film and Sound at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2016 – Program

In ABMB, Art, Art Basel, Art Basel in Miami Beach, Art Fair, artists, Artprojx, Best Dressed Chicken in Town, Daata, Daata Editions, David Gryn, Film, Film and Video, Film Library, Miami, Miami Beach, New World Center, New World Symphony, SoundScape Park, Uncategorized on 23/11/2016 at 10:18 am

 

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Film & Sound at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2016. 

Curated by David Gryn, Director of Daata Editions. 

Nov 30 – Dec 3. 

Soundscape Park, New World Symphony Center, Miami Beach.

Details:

Weds Nov 30

6pm

Surround Sound artworks in SoundScape Park. A compilation of sound works by Ain Bailey, Zoë Buckman, A.K. Burns, Jonathan Montague, Molly Palmer (supported by The Fountainhead Residency) and Susannah Stark. Soundcloud info

8pm

Best Dressed Chicken in Town – a compilation of artworks. 

Tromarama, Psylocibin, 2010, 51ʺ; Edouard Malingue.
Ana Mendieta, Anima, Silueta de Cohetes (Firework Piece), 1976, 2ʹ23ʺ; Lelong
Anri Sala, Mixed Behaviour, 2003, 8ʹ19ʺ; Hauser & Wirth.
Derrick Adams with Ramon Silva, My Jesus Piece, 2014, 2ʹ38ʺ; Rhona Hoffman.
Samson Young, The Coffee Cantata (Institute of Fictional Ethnomusicology), 2015, 6ʹ06ʺ; Edouard Malingue.
Kudzanai Chiurai, Moyo, 2013, 5ʹ33ʺ; Goodman Gallery.
Edgardo Aragón, La encomienda, Perú, 2013, 4ʹ45ʺ; mor charpentier.
Luther Price, Singing Biscuits, 2006, 4ʹ; Callicoon.
Catharina van Eetvelde (with music by To Rococo Rot), Glu, 2007, 2ʹ28ʺ; Greta Meert.
Ara Peterson, Alsatian Darn, 2011, 4ʹ17ʺ; Ratio 3.
Matt Copson, Sob Story, 2016, 5ʹ; High Art.
Martin Creed, Work No. 2656 Understanding, 2016, 3ʹ11ʺ; Hauser & Wirth.
Jillian Mayer, I am Your Grandma, 2011, 1ʹ3ʺ; David Castillo.
Kovásznai György, Memory of the Summer of ‘74, 1974, 9ʹ15ʺ.
Tromarama, Serigala Militia, 2006, 4ʹ22ʺ; Edouard Malingue.
Kim Gordon, Proposal for a Dance, 2012, 12ʹ; 303 Gallery.
Li Shurui and Li Daiguo, The Shelter: All Fears Come from the Unknown Shimmering at the Edge of the World, 2012/2016, 3ʹ09ʺ; White Space Beijing.
Adam Shecter, Study for Satellites 4 (Train), 2016, 1ʹ52ʺ; 11R.
Brian Alfred, Chromacity, 2016, 4ʹ17ʺ; Ameringer McEnery Yohe.
Dashiell Manley, It and another other, 2015, 3ʹ33ʺ; Jessica Silverman.
Haroon Mirza, Adhãn, 2009, 4ʹ54ʺ; Lisson.
Zak Ové, A Land So Far, 2016, 6ʹ30ʺ; Vigo.
Cabelo, Itamambuca Dub, 2014, 4ʹ; Marilia Razuk.
Lena Daly, Trix, 2016, 5ʹ; Various Small Fires.
Nate Boyce, Repossesion Seqeunce II, 2016, 4ʹ30ʺ; Altman Siegel.
Tomislav Gotovac, Ella, 1966, 3ʹ25ʺ; Gregor Podnar.
Rodney Graham, A Little Thought, 2000, 3ʹ54ʺ; Hauser & Wirth.
Keren Cytter, Terrorist of Love, 2016, 3ʹ9ʺ; Nagel Draxler (A Free Downloadable Artwork commissioned by Daata Editions & Artspace)

10pm

Double Bill: Rita Ackermann and Christian Marclay

Rita Ackermann, Movement as Monument, 2011, 22ʹ30ʺ; Hauser & Wirth
Christian Marclay, Mixed Reviews (American Sign Language), 1999/2001, 30ʹ; Paula Cooper

Thurs Dec 1

6pm

Surround Sound artworks in SoundScape Park. A compilation of sound works by Ain Bailey, Zoë Buckman, A.K. Burns, Jonathan Montague, Molly Palmer (supported by The Fountainhead Residency) and Susannah Stark. Soundcloud info

8pm

Best Dressed Chicken in Town. A compilation of artworks by Ana Mendieta, Anri Sala, Derrick Adams with Ramon Silvera, Samson Young, Kudzanai Chiurai, Edgardo Aragón, Luther Price, Catharina van Eetvelde, Ara Peterson, Matt Copson, Martin Creed, Jillian Mayer, György Kovásznai, Tromarama, Kim Gordon, Li Shurui & Li Daiguo, Adam Shecter, Brian Alfred, Dashiell Manley, Haroon Mirza, Zak Ové, Cabelo, Lena Daly, Nate Boyce, Tomislav Gotovac, Rodney Graham, Keren Cytter.

10pm

New Parthenon: works by artists: Rashid Johnson, Ain Bailey/Sonia Boyce, Anna Grenman, Alex Prager, Penny Siopis.

Rashid Johnson, The New Black Yoga, 2011, 10ʹ57ʺ; Hauser & Wirth.
Ain Bailey, Sonia Boyce, Oh Adelaide, 7ʹ10ʺ.
Anna Grenman, Irminsul, 2016, 5ʹ.
Alex Prager, La Grande Sortie, 2015, 10ʹ; Lehmann Maupin.
Penny Siopis, The New Parthenon, 2016, 15ʹ26ʺ; Stevenson.

Fri Dec 2 

6pm

Surround Sound artworks in SoundScape Park. A compilation of sound works by Ain Bailey, Zoë Buckman, A.K. Burns, Jonathan Montague, Molly Palmer (supported by The Fountainhead Residency) and Susannah Stark. Soundcloud info

8pm

Best Dressed Chicken in Town. A compilation of artworks by Ana Mendieta, Anri Sala, Derrick Adams with Ramon Silvera, Samson Young, Kudzanai Chiurai, Edgardo Aragón, Luther Price, Catharina van Eetvelde, Ara Peterson, Matt Copson, Martin Creed, Jillian Mayer, György Kovásznai, Tromarama, Kim Gordon, Li Shurui & Li Daiguo, Adam Shecter, Brian Alfred, Dashiell Manley, Haroon Mirza, Zak Ové, Cabelo, Lena Daly, Nate Boyce, Tomislav Gotovac, Rodney Graham, Keren Cytter.

10pm

Double Bill: Liliana Porter and Alfredo Jaar

Alfredo Jaar, Muxima, 2005, 36ʹ; Lelong, Goodman Gallery
Liliana Porter, Actualidades/Breaking News, 2016, 22ʹ47ʺ; Sicardi

Sat Dec 3

6pm

Surround Sound artworks in SoundScape Park. A compilation of sound works by Ain Bailey, Zoë Buckman, A.K. Burns, Jonathan Montague, Molly Palmer (supported by The Fountainhead Residency) and Susannah Stark. Soundcloud info

8pm

Best Dressed Chicken in Town. A compilation of artworks by Ana Mendieta, Anri Sala, Derrick Adams with Ramon Silvera, Samson Young, Kudzanai Chiurai, Edgardo Aragón, Luther Price, Catharina van Eetvelde, Ara Peterson, Matt Copson, Martin Creed, Jillian Mayer, György Kovásznai, Tromarama, Kim Gordon, Li Shurui & Li Daiguo, Adam Shecter, Brian Alfred, Dashiell Manley, Haroon Mirza, Zak Ové, Cabelo, Lena Daly, Nate Boyce, Tomislav Gotovac, Rodney Graham, Keren Cytter.

10pm

Love Songs – Four Films by Wilhelm Sasnal

Wilhelm Sasnal, Love Songs, 2005, 10ʹ02ʺ; Anton Kern.
Wilhelm Sasnal, Kiss, 2002–2003, 4ʹ51ʺ; Anton Kern.
Wilhelm Sasnal, Developing Tank, 2015, 14ʹ22ʺ; Anton Kern.
Wilhelm Sasnal, The River, 2005, 23ʹ10ʺ; Anton Kern.

Daily (Nov 30 – Dec 4)

Miami Beach Convention Center Film Library:

In addition to the outdoor program, visitors will be able to individually (touch) screen over 50 works by artists such as Stephen Dean, Edith Dekyndt, Maggie Lee, Gabriel Lester, Shelly Nadashi, Sophie Nys, João Vasco Paiva, Betye Saar, Jason Simon, Su-Mei Tse and Tuo Wang, as well as all the artist listed in the outdoor programs.

The Film Library is next to the Magazine area and opposite the Salon and Conversations auditorium.

Talks:

Tues Nov 29. 11am-12.30pm

Insights at New World Center: The Music in Film & Sound, Art Basel in Miami Beach
Featuring: David Gryn, Kathryn Mikesell, Molly Palmer and John Kieser
New World Center, SunTrust Pavilion. RSVP/Details & Tickets: www.nws.edu/insights

Sun Dec 4. 2-3pm

Artist Talk – Conversations and Salon: Art Basel’s 2016 program in Miami Beach Convention Center, programmed by Mari Spirito. 

The Artist as Composer
Molly Palmer, Artist, London; Susannah Stark, Artist, London; Kathryn Mikesell, Founder, The Fountainhead Residency and Studios, Miami; Rachel Mason, Artist, Los Angeles. Moderator: William J. Simmons, Lecturer in Art History, City College of New York, New York. With an introduction by David Gryn, Curator of Art Basel’s Film sector and Founder of Daata Editions and Artprojx, London. Art Basel Press Release

Some More Links:

Art Basel Miami Beach

New World Symphony 

Time Out Miami

papermag MEGA guide

Art Basel Film Trailer

Fountainhead Residency

Molly Palmer

Daata Editions

 

The Best Dressed Chicken in Town – Film and Sound at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2016 – curated by David Gryn

In Art Basel, Art Basel in Miami Beach, Art Fair, Daata Editions, David Gryn, Film, Miami, Miami Beach, Papermag, Uncategorized, Video on 01/11/2016 at 4:30 pm
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Jillian Mayer, I am your Grandma, 2011 (courtesy the artist and David Castill0 Gallery)

Best Dressed Chicken in Town curated by David Gryn, Director of Daata Editions

A compilation of artworks by Ana Mendieta, Anri Sala, Derrick Adams with Ramon Silvera, Samson Young, Kudzanai Chiurai, Edgardo Aragón, Luther Price, Catharina van Eetvelde, Ara Peterson, Matt Copson, Martin Creed, Jillian Mayer, György Kovásznai, Tromarama, Kim Gordon, Li Shurui & Li Daiguo, Adam Shecter, Brian Alfred, Dashiell Manley, Haroon Mirza, Zak Ové, Cabelo, Lena Daly, Nate Boyce, Tomislav Gotovac, Rodney Graham, Keren Cytter.

Screenings daily at 8pm on Weds Nov 30, Thurs Dec 1, Fri Dec 2, Sat Dec 3.

Film & Sound at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2016

Soundscape Park, New World Symphony Center, Miami Beach

artbasel.com/miami-beach/film

With a title borrowed from a classic 1970s reggae song by Jamaican dj/singer Doctor Alimantado, this year’s short film program focuses on a selection of international artists who engage with music in a multitude of ways. All the films in this varied and exciting program demonstrate the power of music to attract an audience, keep it engaged, elicit suspense and tug at the heartstrings. Similar to classical symphony works, the order of the films builds up a crescendo to create an awe-inspiring magic derived from the works in their entirety.

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Tromarama, Serigala Militia, 2006 (courtesy the artists and Edouard Malingue)

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Papermag Mega Guide to Art Basel Miami Beach 2016

More info from the Art Basel Press Release:

Film: Art Basel announces details of its 2016 Film program in Miami Beach.

From November 30 through December 4, 2016, Art Basel will present a premier program of over 50 film and video works by some of today’s most exciting artists from North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Selected from the show’s participating galleries by David Gryn, Director of Daata Editions and Artprojx, this year’s program will include ‘Muxima’, the first film by Chilean-born artist Alfredo Jaar, as well as a silent film about music by Christian Marclay and a new work by Liliana Porter.

The program will also include short films by Edgardo Aragón, Ain Bailey and Sonia Boyce, Cabelo, Kudzanai Chiurai, Martin Creed, Keren Cytter, Kim Gordon, Rodney Graham, György Kovásznai, Rashid Johnson, Li Daiguo, Li Shurui, Jillian Mayer, Ana Mendieta, Haroon Mirza, Ara Peterson, Alex Prager, Anri Sala, Wilhelm Sasnal, Tromarama and Samson Young among many others.

Screenings will take place both in SoundScape Park on the 7,000 square-foot outdoor projection wall of the New World Center, as well as on dedicated touchscreen monitors within the Film Library at Art Basel’s show in the Miami Beach Convention Center.

In addition, Marian Masone, New York based film consultant and strategist, has selected ‘Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back’ (2016) directed by Maura Axelrod, for a special screening at the Colony Theatre on Friday, December 2.

Returning for his sixth year, curator David Gryn presents several works that engage with music, including a set of 28 short films screened under the title ‘Best Dressed Chicken in Town’ after a classic 1970s reggae song by Jamaican singer Doctor Alimantado.

The lineup focuses on a selection of international artists who engage with music in a multitude of ways. A ‘Double Bill’ program will pair two film works that share similar themes or approaches to an intense musical score: Rita Ackermann (b. 1968) and Christian Marclay (b. 1955) on Wednesday, and Liliana Porter (b. 1941) and Alfredo Jaar (b. 1956) on Friday.

The late screening on Thursday, December 1 will feature works by sound artist and DJ Ain Bailey (b. 1963), with Sonia Boyce (b.1962), along with pieces by Anna Grenman (b. 1984), Rashid Johnson (b. 1977), Alex Prager (b. 1979) and Penny Siopis (b. 1953).

The final presentation on Saturday, December 3 will include three early films by Polish artist Wilhelm Sasnal (b. 1972), in which he added visual accompaniment to enhance the aural experience, along with a recent work, in which the score directly drives the narrative, replacing spoken words.

Every evening, directly preceding the Film program, surround sound works by Ain Bailey, Zoë Buckman, A.K. Burns, Jonathan Montague, Molly Palmer and Susannah Stark will be presented on the state-of-the-art surround system in SoundScape Park.

In conjunction with the outdoor film screenings, over 50 works have been selected to be shown exclusively within Art Basel’s designated Film Library at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Visitors will be able to individually screen over 50 works by artists such as Stephen Dean, Edith Dekyndt, Maggie Lee, Gabriel Lester, Shelly Nadashi, Sophie Nys, João Vasco Paiva, Betye Saar, Jason Simon, Su-Mei Tse and Tuo Wang. The Film Library is accessible inside the fair halls on touch-screen monitors during show hours. Access with a show entrance ticket.

On Sunday, December 4 at 2pm, Art Basel’s Salon program will feature ‘The Artist as Composer’, a talk between the artists Rachel Manson, Molly Palmer and Susannah Stark, and Kathryn Mikesell, Founder of The Fountainhead Residency and Studios in Miami. The talk will be moderated by William Simmons, author, Hyperallergic, New York, with an introduction by Film and Sound curator David Gryn.

Art Basel entry tickets include admission to Salon.

The Film sector’s Media Partner is Time Out. For the full gallery list for Film, please visit artbasel.com/miami-beach/film

Art Basel Facebook page

Time Out – Things to do at Art Basel in Miami Beach https://www.timeout.com/miami/things-to-do/art-basel-miami-2016-film

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saya Woolfalk – All the colours of a rainbow

In Art Basel, Art Basel in Miami Beach, Art Fair, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, digital art, Expo Chicago, POSTmatter, Saya Woolfalk, Uncategorized, Video Art, wetransfer on 15/09/2016 at 8:40 am

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ALL THE COLOURS OF THE RAINBOW

by POSTmatter Editors | September 7, 2016

A CONVERSATION WITH SAYA WOOLFALK ON CULTURAL MIXES, UTOPIA AND HER NEW COLLABORATION WITH DAATA EDITIONS AND POSTMATTER. “I AM DEEPLY INTERESTED IN PLAY AND THE POSSIBILITIES THAT EMERGE THROUGH PROCESSES AND I TRY TO BRING TOGETHER THINGS THAT MAY NOT GENERALLY BE FUSED TOGETHER”

Saya Woolfalk is a New York-based, Japanese-born interdisciplinary artist. Using science fiction, fantasy, anthropology and semiotics, she explores the alternative utopian possibilities of identity. Melding dance, video, animation and sculpture in a number of ongoing projects, she offers fantastical narratives of cultural hybridity to expand traditional visions of the present and ideas of the future.
In a recent public performance piece that took over New York’s Fulton Centre, she paired performance with interactive app technology to offer passers by a glimpse into her kaleidoscopic imagination. It is one in a series of pieces that builds the story of the Empathics, a fictional race of women who Woolfalk is writing as unbound by the limits of genetics.
In collaboration with Daata Editions, we preview one artwork from Woolfalk’s upcoming 2016 series Color Mixing Machine. In it, she continues to build the story of the Empathics through ritualistic digital creations that reimagine what it means to be human. The full set of artworks will run in POSTmatter from 29th September, and are available to buy on Daata Editions, an innovative digital platform representing contemporary moving image and sound artists. Our preview and interview with Woolfalk is presented in association with WeTransfer.

PM: What is the mission of your fictional future female species, the Emphatics, and the space they inhabit, ‘No Place’?
SW: ‘No Place’ is a project I worked on from 2006 to 2008 with filmmaker and anthropologist Rachel Lears. The No Placeans are plant humans from the future who change gender and colour, transform into the landscape when they die, and repurpose refuse into usable technologies. The Empathics are people in the present who establish something called the Institute of Empathy (IoE) to study No Place. The IoE encounters a grouping of No Placean bones and fungus on the bones stimulates their physiological mutation and cultural transformation. This mutation allows the Empathics to easily cross species by integrating foreign genetic material into their DNA.

PM: From performance to digital to textile, your art practice includes a comprehensive range of materials, forms and processes. What is your process for developing new multimedia pieces?
SW: I usually start with an idea, which changes as I make the physical work. I create drawings, mock-ups and digital renderings and then create physical prototypes. Both the mock ups and prototypes are edited as I go along. Many are discarded or stored as parts for future projects. I constantly move through multiple media and I work simultaneously in many.

PM: What is it about the history of craft as a practice that appeals to you and how do you see it as remaining prominent in a time when analogue methods are being outpaced by automation?
SW: I was taught by feminists at Brown University, and the work done at Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro’s Womanhouse was incredibly influential for me when I began making my own work. The students who created that project reimagined and reconstructed a home to integrate alternative logics into its structure. Their use of craft based practices to transform the domestic appealed to me as a kitchen table way of making art that could address larger social issues.
I also use many digitally methods to produce work. I have created augmented reality garments, digital video and animation, as well as vinyl wall papers printed from vectorised files. However, I try to maintain a relationship to the handmade by using original hand-printed artworks and collages as the raw material for the creation of the work.

PM: Can you discuss the notions of hybridity that feature in your work?
SW: I am deeply interested in play and the possibilities that emerge through processes and I try to bring together things that may not generally be fused together. When I started working on the Empathics project, I was inspired by the dual notion of a chimera. A chimera is both an imaginary female monster with disparate parts, and a scientific term for a genetic organism composed of two or more genetically distinct tissues—for example, partly male and partly female. This is one of my entry points into thinking about hybridity.

PM: What is your personal relationship with religion and spirituality, and how has it influenced your work?
SW: Many of the forms I use evoke the religious and spiritual. I do this to set a tone for my audience, so they have a sense that they are entering a state of liminality. My own life is relatively secular, although I was raised Catholic on my father’s side and Buddhist on my mother’s.

PM: It feels as if you are envisioning a model for a future that prioritises indigenous belief-systems, the female, digital innovation and harmony. This stands out as optimistic at a time when futuristic visions are so often grey, mechanic and dystopian. Is your commitment to a sense of joy, communion and hope a deliberate choice or natural occurrence for you when making work?
SW: The Empathics were conceptualised as a group of humans who became incredibly receptive to the introduction of foreign genetic material. I wanted to explore how morphology and culture are mutable through contact and creolisation. As I make work, I explore narratives that offer my audience a sense that there may be positive solutions for our often-dystopian visions of the future. I would say that yes, I make a deliberate choice to offer a sense of hope.

This interview is published in partnership with WeTransfer, as part of our series exploring the creatives who push the boundaries between digital and physical space in new and surprising ways. See Saya Woolfalk’s work custom moving image piece on WeTransfer here.
The six works from ‘Color Mixing Machine’ are now Online at Daata Editions, in association with POSTmatter, and are now available to buy online. Daata will be exhibiting a specially created artwork by Saya as part of the project at Expo Chicago, in conjunction with this POSTmatter and Daata Editions collaboration.

Saya is represented by Leslie Tonkonow Gallery NYC

Daata Editions & Zuecca Projects at the Venice Film Festival

In Alessandro Posseti, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, Daniel Keller, David Gryn, excelsior, film festival, Jon Rafman, Takeshi Murata, Uncategorized, Venice, Zuecca Projects on 01/09/2016 at 2:37 pm

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Oh the humanity

Daata Editions & Zuecca Projects at the Venice Film Festival

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Daniel Keller & Martti Kalliala, Takeshi Murata, Jon Rafman
Jon Rafman, Oh the humanity (2015). Courtesy the artist and Daata Editions.
To coincide with the opening of the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, Daata Editions and Zuecca Project Space collaboratively present Oh the Humanity, an exhibition of video works by Daniel Keller & Martti Kalliala, Takeshi Murata, Jon Rafman, opening at the Hotel Excelsior on Wednesday 31 August 2016, 6 – 9pm.

The exhibition opens a dimensional window from the world of cinematography and the recreation of reality, to the a realm of digital and virtual media, where the suspension of disbelief is heightened and the connection to the “now” all the more vibrant. The project aims to re-contextualize video and digital artwork by breaking out from the white-cube and into the “real-world”. Daata Editions‘ mission of creating/commissioning “democratic” art pieces, is fulfilled by confronting the general public with the work that in turn is assimilated into the environment and becomes part of a new concept of exhibiting.

Hotel Excelsior
Lungomare Marconi 41
Venice Lido 30126, Italy

August 31 – September 10, 2016

More info:
zueccaprojects.com

The Daata Editions Sound Room at Chart Art Fair, Copenhagen 26-28 Aug

In Chart Art Fair, Copenhagen, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, David Gryn, John Skoog, Sofie Alsbo, Sound, Thora Dolven Balke, Uncategorized on 23/08/2016 at 8:49 pm

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Daata Editions presents

The Daata Editions Sound Room at CHART Art Fair, Copenhagen.

The Sound Room will host newly launched works by

Sofie Alsbo, Thora Dolven Balke, John Skoog.

CHART Art Fair
26 – 28 August

Kunsthal Charlottenburg
Copenhagen

Friday 26 August, 4 – 8pm
Saturday 27 August, 12 – 6pm
Sunday 28 August, 12 – 5pm

More info:
chartartfair.com

daata-editions.com

 

Is Online Art The Future ? Aston Martin feature on Daata Editions

In Amalia Ulman, Art, Art Basel, Aston Martin, Daata, Daata Editions, David Gryn, David Hockney, digital art, Elizabeth Dee, Julia Stoschek, Saya Woolfalk, Scott Reeder, Uncategorized, Zuecca Projects on 08/07/2016 at 10:53 am
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Image: Tracey Emin, I Lay Here, 2016 (courtesy the artist and Daata Editions

 

Art transcends culture, echoes its roots and is integral
to the documentation of the human experience

For an artwork to reflect the musings of its creators, it should ideally be able to naturally adapt. While a ‘physical’ piece of art may be moved or displaced, its very form cannot. The intellectually satisfying aspect of enjoying a painting for example, will come from discovering (or rediscovering) a detail we have missed or overlooked. A brush stroke or a shaft of sunlight can add new meaning to a well-loved piece, without altering it per sae. Since the dawn of the Internet in the 1980s, artists have exploited the laws of this parallel world to create events, images, or to subvert the way we visually absorb information.
Part of the attraction is its global reach, the use of cutting-edge technology and the liberation of art from the constraints of traditional wealth-creating establishments such as commercial galleries, auction houses, private collectors and public museums. Then there’s how we as viewers actually relate to virtual or digital art and one of the most exciting features of a digital piece of art is that it is ever changing. While we may be familiar with its initial subject, it will surprise us as it moves and transforms, inviting us to engage.

Though digital pieces have found a home in some of the art world’s most heavyweight institutions, many collectors still need convincing.

Enter Daata Editions: an online gallery utterly dedicated to video, sound and web art, launched in May 2015, showcasing artists’ video, sound, web and poetry works, available to view and acquire on the website as digital downloads in limited editions. Featured on Daata Editions is Argentinian-born Spanish Artist Amalia Ulman whose series, ‘White Flag Emojis’, displays short videos that create a powerful feeling of apprehension. Ulman is also known for exploring social media in her work, Excellences and Perfections, a poignant four-month long art project in which she creates a fake persona on her Instagram page with thousands of followers. The thought-provoking series throws up important questions on the pitfalls of easily manufactured online “fame”, while, perhaps ironically, highlighting the power of digital art in doing so.

The founder of Daata Editions, David Gryn, and his team have a strong reputation worldwide for producing, curating and promoting artists’ audio visual projects and events that have consistently excited and attracted large audiences, and introduced new audiences to the arts. Gryn says that digital and downloadable art is the future, a belief confirmed by David Hockney who in 2011 began creating works to be viewed exclusively on an Ipad, thus allowing him broader perspective and freedom of adaptability when working.

Daata Editions artworks form part of the Hammer Museum Contemporary Collection, US; the Julia Stoschek Collection, Germany; KIASMA, Finland and the Zabludowicz Collection, UK. Collectors, including Robert and Renee Drake, The Netherlands, as well as galleries, including Elizabeth Dee, New York and Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, have purchased multiple artworks from the platform.

Things are moving all the time, so watch out for fresh new works Daata Editions will be launching in the next months. Artists will include the likes of Saya Woolfalk, Larry Achiampong, Scott Reeder and Tameka Norris. In addition, Daata Editions in collaboration with Zuecca Projects presents Gentrification, an exhibition with new works by artists Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings, at BBAR, Bauer Hotel, Venice, to coincide with the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale.