Title and Description:
“Online Dating During the Global Crisis” shows what happens when the “global crisis” starts affecting “the dating scene.” That is all I will write, because I think it would be best to allow the voices in the piece to speak for themselves.
Title: zero balance (drawing zeros)
Description: zero balance (drawing zeros) is a direct recording of the drawing of zeros on paper. The repeated task is an attempt to center myself as I feel the gravitation pull of the thousands of bank balances approaching zero with each passing hour of the present economic recession.
Name: GX Jupitter-Larsen
Location: A recycling center in Hollywood California, USA
The homeless are having a more difficult time finding recyclables in the residential trash of the middle class. The once affluent professionals, skilled laborers, and middle management types are all now selling glass and cans to local recycling centers themselves. Since these days, every penny counts…
Name: Scott F. Hall
Location: Merritt Island, Florida, USA
Bio: Scott F. Hall, b. 1963, California, U.S.A.
Scott F. Hall is an intermedia artist who has invented an original form and practice he refers to both as “scultura sana” (sound sculpture) and “sonus animatio” (moving pictures in sound). Hall’s pieces have been described best as “soundtracks for films seen only in the mind.” Hall’s education includes art study at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, at the University of Florida, Gainesville (Honors B.F.A.), and at Washington University in St. Louis (M.F.A.).
“Fall”, a 2 minute and 38 second sound piece by Scott F. Hall, may be taken as minimal prose composed of two elements: the single English work “fall” which is contained in the title alone and the accompanying stereo sound which expresses the essence of this word. In all, the piece reflects the current state of international economic decline bluntly spearheaded by the formerly almighty dollar.
Title and description of work: “Field Recording of One Dollar Deflating for One Minute at a -1.4% Inflation Rate”
Jonathon Keats is a conceptual artist, fabulist, and critic residing in San Francisco, California, USA. Most recently he choreographed the first ballet for honeybees at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. He has also exhibited extraterrestrial abstract artwork at the Judah L. Magnes Museum, unveiled a prototype ouija voting booth for the 2008 election at the Berkeley Art Museum, attempted to genetically engineer God in a petri dish in collaboration with scientists at the University of California, opened the world’s first porn theater for houseplants in Bozeman, Montana, and petitioned Berkeley to pass a fundamental law of logic, a work commissioned by the city’s annual Arts Festival. His projects have been internationally documented by PBS, NPR, and the BBC World Service, garnering favorable attention in periodicals ranging from The San Francisco Chronicle and The Washington Post, to Nature and New Scientist, to Flash Art and ArtUS. Additionally, Keats
serves as the art critic for San Francisco Magazine and as a columnist for both Artweek and Wired Magazine. He’s the author of two novels and an award-winning collection of stories recently published by Random House, as well as museum catalogue essays, monographs, and artist’s books, and he is currently writing a book on linguistics for Oxford University Press. Since graduating summa cum laude from Amherst College in 1994, he has been a visiting artist at California and Montana State Universities, and a guest lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, as well as the recipient of Yaddo and MacDowell fellowships. He has exhibited in festivals and at galleries internationally and is represented by Modernism Inc. in San Francisco.