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Tax Taxi_onomy is an urban mapping project and mobile cartographic research endeavour that seeks to re-appropriate the black taxi as the ultimate vehicle for psychogeography, based on its capacity for metro processing and spatial understanding. tax_ionomy will utilise the black taxi for the purposes of enabling artists and general public to create and utilise emotional, cognitive and networked maps of the city.

as a project it is intended as a multitude of things:

- a mobile psycho-geographical research unit for artists, cartographers and the general public
- a collective technical, social and political resource for artists, cartographers and general public
- a temporary appropriation of public space and public art experiment
- a portable structure potentially applicable to any locality
- a mobile gallery for display of its various experimentations

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Institute for Infinitely Small Things : Corporate Commands

The Institute for Infinitely Small Things would like to invite you to the first in a series of microperformances designed to investigate corporate commands in public space.


Saturday, March 5th - 2PM
Saturday, March 12th - 2PM
Saturday, March 19th - 2PM
Saturday, March 26th - 2PM
Note: NO EXPEDITION April 2nd
Saturday, April 9th - 2PM
Saturday, April 16th - 2PM

All locations TBA - Call the Institute at 617-501-2441 or check the website for more information on location a few days beforehand. All of these expeditions are free and open to the public - people can come along to observe or participate.


A Corporate Command is an instruction work, a call to action in the form of an imperative:

"Just Do It"
"Turn on the Future"
"Live without Limits"
"Tap into great taste"
"Think different"
"Ride the light"
"Live Like You Mean It"

It is the hypothesis of the Institute for Infinitely Small Things that these commands, largely and consciously ignored by a public over-saturated with advertisements, function at the scale of the infinitely small. Tiny events that do not disturb one's consciousness or disrupt one's identity as "free" agents, these commands seep under the surface of the individual and lay claim to the territory of the Deleuzian Virtual. Desire, memory, and future potentiality become territories for conquest and tactics for social and political control. By compiling, tabulating, concretizing and enacting these commands in the International Database of Corporate Commands (IDCC), the Institute for Infinitely Small Things seeks to better understand the mechanisms behind this deployment of power and its larger cultural ramifications.


ABOUT: The Institute for Infinitely Small Things is a research organization dedicated to the creation, collection and documentation of all of the infinitely small things in the world, past, present and future. The Institute's research projects are concerned with creating a critical cartography through which to explore notions of political power, social controls, collective agency and human freedom. 

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Mobile Art Radio

1109341228zerynthia2 www.radioartmobile.it

The sound invades the scene of art and the artists' practice, triggering original, fascinating and, sometimes unforeseen, combinations. A new collective and international sensitiveness is seeking to gather and convey the reasons of these harmonies and these dissonances.

18:30 - 19:30 www.radioartmobile.it
(Boston and N. Y. 12:30 p.m.; Bogota 1.30 p.m.; London 5.30 p.m.)
live broadcasting in connection with

Larissa Harris at MIT Center for advanced visual studies Boston
François Bucher Bogota
Artists participating inthe show Inaudita Roma
Ron Kuivila for Art in General New York

Daniel Soutif at Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci Prato
Claire Staebler at Radio Day De Appel Amsterdam
Ian Aman, Joachim Granit e Carsten Holler at Fargfabriken Stockholm
Richard Crow e Lucia Farinati at IOR London

Radio Arte Mobile, located in via Conte Verde 15 in Rome, will open its doors to the public on occasion of the inaugural exhibition INAUDITA of the Sound Art Museum.

Installations by Acconci Studio, Markus Huemer, Donatella Landi, Stephen Vitiello and Achim Wollscheid, will be presented together with artworks of Mario Airo, Massimo Bartolini, Bruna Esposito, Vettor Pisani, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Annie Ratti, Gert Robijns.

It will be displayed a selection of sound art from the Archive of the Sound Art Museum, which has already filed more than 350 international and national audio works.

In collaboration with Nomads & Residents a series of appointments in istitutional locations all over the world is scheduled, where the archived materials will be available for public use.

The curators of the Sound Art Museum are Lorenzo Benedetti free lance curator, Riccardo Giagni composer and musicologist, and Cesare Pietroiusti visual artist.

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EnvitenormalStadium Culture is an ongoing project to renovate and expand an existing open handball stadium located in Novi Sad, Serbia, to become a hybrid center for electronic culture, new media and sports, commissioned by kuda.org - Center for New Media. Srdjan Normal [Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss, b.1967] will exhibit a single view of the proposed adaptation printed on 468 letter-sized sheets of paper to covering one of the walls in the gallery as well as 7 thumbnail drawings of the design proposal. Stadium Culture is catalyzes an identity that engages positive elements of the socialist past while defining a new urban future in Serbia after a decade of crisis and war.

Raccoon Gallery
43-22 22nd Street, #301
between 43 and 44 Avenue
Long Island City Queens, NY
718.784.9121, subway: E/V 23rd Street/Ely

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Tonight! Collectors' Night

City Reliquary presents:

Wednesday, February 23rd
in Williamsburgh, Brooklyn
Doors open at 7:00 PM
Showtime is 7:30 PM

This event is sure to please all collectors, anthropologists, antique-buffs, archeologists, and enthusiasts of most any nature! Scheduled for the evening, we have an array of experts on the topic of collecting, a premiere screening of the independent film "The Flea Market Project," StoryCorps audio producers from Sound Portraits Productions, and a wide variety of collections ranging from the bizarre to the mundane on site for your perusal. There will also be a fascinating panel discussion, moderated by L.I.U. professor Leah Dilworth, featuring our presenters and local collectors.

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Sophie Tottie's Isolarion is at Lunds Konsthall through May 15, 2005. 

"Sophie Tottie's exhibition Isolarion deals with what is sometimes shocking and hard to describe - facts that exist in a void between loud headlines and what is left unmentioned in the news reports, facts that are protested on banners, but cannot be couched in words and images.

"Isolarion" is the term for the 15th century maps that describe specific areas in detail, but that do not provide a clarifying overview of how these places are related to each other. Now Sophie Tottie uses the term as the title for a work in progress, shown for the first time at the Lund Konsthall."

"In the exhibition, different subjects such as truth commissions and modernism open up new, shifting contexts where opposing concepts and events intersect. Examined by Tottie in a series of images, these themes appear in isolation, as well as juxtaposed in a drawing reminiscent of a network. Consisting of text and image, this large scale wall drawing intersects the room vertically and horizontally, in accordance with an invisible positioning system.

Sophie Tottie lives and works in Berlin and Stockholm. Her work moves between different forms of artistic expressions, from drawings and wall paintings to video and photography. Often of an existential nature, the subjects examined are related to political and historical contexts.

In conjunction with the exhibition, three seminars will be held in April.

At one of these, on April 14, the artist will talk with the critic and curator John Peter Nilsson about the show as well as her previous work.

Invited speakers will include Stefan Jonsson, author and critic at the daily Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter, on April 21, and Nikos Papastergiadis Associate Professor at the Australian Centre, University of Melbourne, on April 28."

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Canal Zone

CanalzoneCanal Zone is showing at the Storefront for Art and Architecture February 22, 2005 at 7:30pm and it's free.

"Canal Zone is about the people who live and work in the Panama Canal Zone and shows both the operation of the Canal and the various governmental agencies ñ business, military, and civilian ñ related to the functioning of the Canal and the lives of the Americans in the zone. The film includes sequences of ships in transit, the work of special canal pilots, aspects of the civil government, work of the military, and the social, religious and recreational life of the Zonians."

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Piercing the Spectacle

Read it now: Piercing the Spectacle: A Situationist Critique of Computer Games
, by Brenda Laurel.

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A derive into some of Petersburg 's most fascinating and contradictory neighbourhoods Narvskaya Zastava. The project is covered with printed articles including Situationist Sociology in Narvskaya Zastava and Drifting through Incomplete Utopia (Editorial). This well documented project shows insight into a geographic location not many of us ususally get a glimpse into.

For other Russian derive documentation attend Firehouse 13's Attack of the Psycho Geographers February 24th in Providence, Rhode Island. Works from Luna Nera's Kronstadt projects.

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The New York Times > Arts > Art & Design > Artist's Erotic Oeuvre Is Rescued From the Trash

10dump184Sometimes garbage picking finds you more than you thought.

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