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‘Field Recording of One Dollar Deflating for One Minute at a -1.4% Inflation Rate’ by Jonathon Keats

Name: Jonathon Keats
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Link: http://www.modernisminc.com/artists/Jonathon_KEATS/

Title and description of work: “Field Recording of One Dollar Deflating for One Minute at a -1.4% Inflation Rate”

Artist biography:
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.

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‘Pound a Bowl’ by Kevin Logan

Name: Kevin Logan
Location: London, UK

Title: Pound a Bowl
Description: The practice of selling a bowl of a particular fruit or veg’ for a pound is obviously geared towards people on lower incomes.

This is the obverse of the relatively recent trend towards rather expensive ‘organic’ produce.

The composition is both a study of the performative nature of traditional street hawkers, and an observation on the socio-economic patterns in food consumption.

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‘The Opera is Closed’ by Nankyo B

Name: Nankyo B (Hanan Ben Shoshan)
Link: http://www.coroflot.com/nankyo
Location: Israel

Title: The Opera is Closed (or Opera Lost)
Description:
The crisis in Israel had weird appearance: many lost their jobs, firms bankrupted but the prices continue to raise up, flats get more expansive.
There is a huge economical differences between groups in the society and that gap is getting bigger. There is a big disconnection between the ones that holds the power and the common people.
This track tries to catch that image of the reach part that oppressed the common people with economical tools. Some musical battle which confront Opera elements with modern sounds. It is sure: we lost the opera at the end.
The sounds are all original and computer-generated (also the orchestra sounds).

Title: Something happens in the city
Description:
This part emphasize the sensation of fear while wondering in the hectic streets of a city in bad times.

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