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Normal Space @ Flux Factory Wed, 23 Mar 2011 19:28:30 +0000 en don’t poke out my video podcast Wed, 19 Mar 2008 16:54:47 +0000 nick video podcast

Cassie’s video podcast videocast podplayer media piece is now streaming! Check out the don’t poke out my iBall exhibition page to view the auto-streaming flash file, or click here to save a m4v file (25Mb) for viewing on your iPod or anything-but-iPod PMP.

or want to listen to the MP3s during your morning subway commute?
cassie podcast mp3s

Cassie card Mon, 03 Mar 2008 20:40:24 +0000 nick cassie card 450px

Cassie’s cards for her exhibition later this month have been ordered. As always, they’re single-sided full-color and a limited run of only 100 +/- 5%. I may propose doing another card that is actually a work, but so far I’m satisfied with this image and the simplicity of the layout and minimal information available. I like these things stripped down, it also ensures that any activity or buzz that navigates around the event is generated more by word-of-mouth than any promotional artefact. Meanwhile Cassie and I have to be selective about who we distribute cards to, turning the postcard into a type of limited invite, and once they’re gone they’re gone.

Tonight we’re meeting up to watch movies, eat tacos and cut-n-paste some collage work together, or just generally bounce around ideas about the installation, the event, and the production of contemporary art.

Cassie visits Thu, 07 Feb 2008 22:17:58 +0000 nick cassie head

my friend Cassie Thornton will be arriving later today for a meeting about collaborating in the Normal Space. we wanted to do this back in December, just before her departure for a residency in Finland, but probably all for the best as planning then would have given us only 3 days - or rather 67.6 hours! - to produce the event. This time around we’ll have two weeks, as I’m hoping to hold her exhibition in Normal Space on the 21st for the February installment of Flux Thursday. My next week is pretty packed with work, and two weeks really isn’t an incredible amount of time to produce these events, but then again anything is possible in two or three weeks with a committed spirit and the right resources (me, no Abrams tanks here, just some postcards and a network of blogs!).

more thoughts after the meeting…

backlog Sat, 19 Jan 2008 19:46:32 +0000 nick Today:

  • server upgraded.
  • Normal Space WordPress install upgraded (included server maintenance, managing old databases, etc.)
  • old code purged
  • some crackers with cheese eaten

Feels good to be back though.

On a side note, I’m increasingly ecstatic with and surprised-but-not-really-surprised by just how flexible and fast WordPress is for running my life these days. If you know your way around, you can update this software faster than Carl Lewis down the 100m dash.

the projector runs the show Sat, 21 Oct 2006 17:20:45 +0000 nick I think I’ve found the projector I want to acquire for 48 Hour Run @ Normal Space: a Lumenlab pre-made-but-DIY-driven projector that supports component, s-video, tv (coax) and vga signal. Inputs aside, the main reason to acquire this projector over many others is the $30 replacement bulb. Yes, only $30! Whereas most Sony or InFocus or other manufacturer’s bulbs cost around $300 to replace (meaning after replacing two bulbs you could have bought a new projector!), LumenLab claims to have found a way to use a $30 lamp to produce approximately 6000 hours of lamplife at 1000 lumens. Of course those aren’t too many lumens, and the unit only supplies a 600:1 contrast ratio, but for the cost and for affordable art projects, this projector should run the show!

LumenLab projector

Related links:
Lumenlab website

re-title listing Tue, 10 Oct 2006 04:59:44 +0000 nick Re-title was kind enough to list my call for submissions for 48 Hour Run, a video screening project I’m planning for the future in my studio at Flux Factory. I’m listed in Artist Opportunities #44; for those who don’t know re-title have a service where every fortnight they publish (via email) listings of opportunities (from residencies to awards to exhibitions) for artists. If you’re not already signed up I highly recommend it. Not to brag or anything but their listings tend to be highly filtered (around 10-15 per issue) and offer some of the best opportunities of the moment.

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re-title listing

48 Hour Run call Wed, 27 Sep 2006 14:28:58 +0000 nick I’ve put up the first call for submissions for one of my next exhibitions, a screening of exactly 48 hours of video art under the title 48 Hour Run.

and so it begins.

hiatus? you betcha! Wed, 30 Aug 2006 17:14:01 +0000 nick After a lengthy time away from the Normal Space blog, I’m inciting some new work. I’ve updated some of the code running this space, and will be adding some new features and text to the main pages, and most importantly will start taking submissions for my next show/work, which will go online soon under the title ‘48 Hour Run’. Stay tuned for details!

Zon Sakai featured Tue, 29 Aug 2006 04:59:07 +0000 nick At the inaugural Normal Space exhibition I displayed a work by Zon Sakai, who has also been featured in the current - July/August - issue of Sculpture magazine.

An excerpt from the article can be found online here.

Lindsay Beyerstein took a photo of the piece during the 2006 Flux Factory Auction & Gala where I ended up buying this piece.

Click here to read what others have said about this piece, also.

slideshow is up Mon, 17 Apr 2006 14:54:02 +0000 nick at the opening of Normal Space @ Flux Factory I had a slideshow running on my computer monitor. the images are from various vectors, and while some of them are years old, I think they all helped lead up to the fabrication of Normal Space.

images of studios I have worked in, or friends and fellow artists, or me buying work at exhibitions!

the slideshow as it is now is as it was at the opening, 147 images and randomly displayed. obviously I have plenty more documentation material available so I will probably be adding to this slideshow over time, but for now you can experience it as it was.

click the image for the slideshow