Friday, April 2, 2010

DRUGSTORE BEETLE (Sitodrepa Paniceum) at RAID projects

Organized by David Horvitz
April 3-8, 2010

Opening Reception April 3, 7-10 pm

DRUGSTORE BEETLE (Sitodrepa Paniceum) aims to infiltrate into a closed circulatory system: the library. Using the process of the library donation, 30 exhibitions-in-a-box were donated by artist David Horvitz to various art libraries around the world. From Los Angeles to New York to Tehran to Shanghai to Denver. Before these exhibitions were gifted, Horvitz purchased an ISBN and coordinated the meta-data for the exhibition to be uploaded into Worldcat, the database librarians use to input and receive a publication’s information. Since the information will exist in two digital databases, the hope is that this exhibition can slip with ease, like a sly fox, into collections around the world (the title refers to the most notorious of book-worms, burrowing into books and shelves).

RAID Projects
602 Moulton Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90031

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Academic freedom in question at UCSD

In the past few weeks, a number of developments have occurred in relation to the art/research practices of b.a.n.g. lab at UCSD and Electronic Disturbance Theater (EDT). Follow the link to learn more about the harassment of Ricardo Dominguez and the troubling situation that artists and researchers are facing in the UC system.