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May 31, 2007

Sonic Fabric made from recycled cassette tapes


"Sonic fabric emits sound when you run a tape head (the little thingy inside the tape deck that touches the tape) over it. Because the tape retains its magnetic quality through the weaving process, it acts as a big wide band of tape." via sonicfabric.com

Posted by cat at 03:54 PM

May 30, 2007

Domestic Tension

"Iraqi born Wafaa Bilal has become known for provocative interactive video installations... In Domestic Tension, viewers can log onto the internet to contact, or shoot, Bilal with paintball guns. Bilal's objective is to raise awareness of virtual war and privacy, or lack thereof, in the digital age. During the course of the exhibition, Bilal will confine himself to the gallery space." via crudeoils

Article in Washington Post

Posted by cat at 01:20 PM

Source Code at Eyebeam


Posted by cat at 11:36 AM

May 08, 2007

Nike Blanket Petition Workshop this Saturday

This Saturday at the Museum of Arts and Design 10:00AM - 1:00PM.
It's a good opportunity to see The Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting exhibit!

Join worldwide fiber enthusiasts by participating in the Nike Blanket Petition, a blanket made up of 4 x 4 inch knitted or crocheted squares, that will be assembled as a petition for fair labor policies for Nike garment workers. Hand stitched squares are documented by a digital camera and archived on-line, then stitched into a 14 foot wide blanket of the Nike swoosh. Experienced and non-knitters welcome, there will be beginner lessons in knitting and crochet. Exhibiting artist Cat Mazza will introduce the project and lead the workshop with a slide show about the blanket tour to knitting circles across the United States. This session will complete the three-year initiative that she intends to deliver to Nike. Free with Museum admission.

Museum of Arts & Design
40 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019

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Posted by cat at 05:06 PM

May 04, 2007

Eyes on Trade


Public Citizen's new blog Eyes on Trade documents protest in DC on May 2nd against Colombia FTA and the Uribe regime. "Workers, students, Afro-Colombians, labor and human rights activists, and more demonstrated for two hours, holding photographs of murdered Colombian labor organizers and signs bearing messages like 'No FTA with human rights abusers' ..."

Posted by cat at 12:20 PM

Cherry Blossom Circus Mayhem and Delight!!!!!! at Treehouse Brooklyn


Come one, come all to the first night of Williamsburg Fashion Week! Treehouse and fellow local boutique Sodafine are joining forces to bring you "Cherry Blossom Circus", the fashion show to dazzle all fashion shows. This japanese-inspired circus will tempt with fire-dancers, performing poodles, lion-tamers, stilt-walkers and more that we aren't at liberty to divulge... and they'll all be wearing wares from designers found at Sodafine and Treehouse.

When: FRIDAY, MAY 4th at 7:30 pm, fashion show starts at 8:30
Where: Secret Project Robot at Monster Island
210 Kent Ave at Metropolitan Ave

Posted by cat at 12:05 PM

Gender Stitchery


For 2 more days (!) the work of Mark Newport who knits the costumes of super heros will be featured in a show called Gender Stitchery curated by Laurel Bradley at the Carleton College Art Gallery located in Northfield, Minnesota. The Nike Blanket Petition will also be on exhibit there with the work of other artists including Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh, Christie Hawkins, Kent Henricksen, Maggy Rozycki Hiltner, Karen Reimer, Elaine Reichek. Check out link

Posted by cat at 11:29 AM