phantom limbs

journal by Sam Zimmerman concerning new media arts in New York City, curated events at Monkeytown (the video dinner theater in Williamsburg) and his personal projects

Monday, September 28, 2009

El Tortuga Resort Spa at Stranded!











I helped build Jeanne Angel's spa installation at Winkle & Baltic's Stranded! party on September 5th. This piece included a video projection gateway, a garden with fountain for rinsing drink cups, a bike-powered spin art activity, tea service, yoga instruction, massage tent, chilled towel service and wading pool with sound therapy. I worked mainly on the pool, which seated up to 12 people, and was full of luminescence river stones collected in Maryland and upstate NY, using Luminova pigment. Jeremy Slater and Tamara Yadao created the audio installation which married perfectly with the installation. This was one of the most well-received art projects I've been involved in!

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Urban farms and such

Jeanne and I are starting work on a pilot for a tv show on sustainability with these folks as an initial subject:
www.thewaterpod.org

Really got started thinking about this after watching Food Inc. and thinking about how the production and design creates an optimistic mood.
www.foodincmovie.com

and remembered to make a post about this stuff after reading this oped in the Times today
www.nytimes.com/2009/08/24/opinion/24Despommier.html

I've got a subsidized year to work on this, so more soon...

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Friday, April 17, 2009

Genesis P-Orridge and Thee Majesty at the Centre Pompidou

Here are a few grabs from the pieces Jeanne Angel and I made for the performance at the Centre Pompidou with Genesis P-Orridge and Thee Majesty.


















Jeanne has posted a great video from the opening of the show on Facebook


Thanks to Gen for the invitation, and to Eddie and Marie and to Delphine and Fabrice at Pompidou for all of the arrangements.

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Friday, March 13, 2009

Thee Majesty at Centre Pompidou

Jeanne Angel and I are working on video for the Genesis P-Orridge performance at Centre Pompidou on April 4

A little bit about this project:
90% "JUNK DNA" when analysed many ways proves to be a LANGUAGE! a FALLEN ANGELIC SCRIPT hidden in our DNA driving us to homogeneity and the creation of a global brain that will allow these faLLEN ANGEls TO CO-OPT TOTAL CONTROL OF HUMANS AS SLAVES, ORBIODRIVES OF THEIR SUPERCOMPOUTER. tHE 1 AND 0 BINARY CODE ARE A MEANS OF separation =DEATH )DAATH) AND OF COURSE THE NEED FOR THE one TO enter THE zero (YONI) TO replicate BUT ALWAYS A SPLIT BEING. tHE angelic RESISTANCE ARE THE pandrogynes..tHE pandrogyne IS THE oCROSSED BY THE 1. oR ANOTHER WAY TWO ZERO'S MERGE TO CREATE A LARGER SINGLE CELL ETC. a VERY DIFFERENT FORM OF ANGELIC BIOCOMPUTER...

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Monkey Town at Scope New York 2009

Big thanks to Lilah and Alexis at Scope for inviting me to show 6 hours (!) of video on Saturday, March 7 from noon to 6pm.

scope-art.com/Index.php/new_york/programs/

It was a bit much to take on by myself, so Genesis P-Orridge kindly shared from her collection for the first program.

Program 1
12pm–4pm
Regeneration Hex- You Are Your Own Screen
Curated by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge.
Rare films exploring the CUT-UP revelational process, including works by William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Anthony Balch, BREYER P-ORRIDGE, Scott Treleaven, Hermann Nitsch, Marie Losier, Sam Zimmerman and Derek Jarman. The screening will include a supplemental program of cut-up pieces by Nate Boyce, John Michael Bolig, Davy Force, Yoshi Sodeoka and Antoine Catala.

Program 2
4pm–6pm
You Can Rebuild You
Curated by Sam Zimmerman.
Assorted investigations into the future of the body: remodeled, reimagined, realized. Artists include Adam Zaretsky, Micah Moses, Geoffrey Pugen, Julia Reodica, Caz McIntee, William R. Skullmaster, Boryana Dragoeva, Marie Losier, Marianna Ellenberg and C-TRL. Includes biofeedback analysis by the Metasynergistics Evaluative Media Experience.

Thanks to the artists for sharing their work and to everyone who came by to visit!

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Bacchanale in Vienna

Bacchanale is screening in in Vienna on Saturday, February 14th at Symposion Pornonom: www.sympornonom.com

Thanks to Sabine Sonnenschein for including the film in this event!

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Monday, February 02, 2009

Bacchanale in Amsterdam

Big thanks to Jennifer Lyon Bell and the folks at Rated X for including Bacchanale in the Amsterdam Alternative Erotica Film Festival, Jan. 15-18 2009!

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