Sunday, December 23, 2007

Quick question before a short break.

Would anyone be interested in starting an informal critique group @ Richmond? This is something I'm personally interested in. If some 1708 folks want to do it I can't imagine it would be that hard to get it started next year. Leave a comment if you'd like to help get the ball rolling.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

One of my favorite net based artists.

Heavy Industries from Korea does great experiments with text and Flash. Clever, funny, exasperating, and sometimes overwhelming. This is the site.

Here's a piece I'd recommend.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Last night / Another Link

Last nights final event for the Silent Night auction was a blast. Thanks to all of the sponsers and attendees.

I've decided to try posting a link a day at this blog (though honestly around Christmas I will probably take a short break due to travel.)

Today I'd like to direct you to a great link of curated videos out of Harvard Square.
They often focus on animation and design, and recently they've used themes to tie their monthly selection together. It's worth a trip into their archives to see some great videos (including some from fine artists like Francis Allys. and William Kentridge)

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Come out tonight / Justin's blog

First, I want to encourage everyone to come out tonight, the 20th, to bid on small works.

Second, I'd like to direct you to my blog , which I've been keeping for a few months. It's perhaps my third or fourth blog, though honestly this 1708 blog is the first time I've used blogger. I use my tba blog to scrapbook my research, ideas and communicate with my students. It's so easy to add links, videos, photographs, etc. The interface at tumblr is amazing. I especially recommend checking out how they archive posts.
Go here
for a few more examples of tumblogs. Sign up for one of your own and sign up as a follower to stay posted on your friends postings.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Silent Night

1708 Gallery presents the second annual Silent Night: Silent Auction Gala this Thursday, December 20th, from 7-10 pm. Come have some champagne, enjoy treats and bid on terrific small works by Richmond artists. And, even better, you can take home your winnings at the end of the night.

I was gallery sitting this weekend and the bids are starting to mount, so get your bid number (it's good for 2 complimentary drinks of champagne!), sharpen your pencils and outbid your best's fun!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Hello from Justin.

Hi, this is Justin Lincoln. I'm a new member at 1708 and I work primarily with time-based media, such as sound, video and performance. The web is full of resources concerning time-based media, so I will be posting some of my favorites. At the top of my list is the mighty UBU.

The areas devoted to 1. MP3s ( sound art) 2. Film & Video (moving images), and 3. Conceptual writing (PDF reprints) are all stocked full of great stuff. Dig in.

wearable art x