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Ceci Moss

It Only Happens All of the Time: A Symposium

I’ve organized a symposium in conjunction with Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon’s exhibition It Only Happens All of the Time at YBCA this coming Saturday, see more below! Excited for this. It Only Happens All of the […]

Mar, 27 · in curation

Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon: It Only Happens All the Time at YBCA

Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon: It Only Happens All the Time opens this Friday March 7th in YBCA’s Upstairs Galleries and will run until June 15, 2014. The show is the first in a new series of […]

Mar, 03 · in curation

Alien She at Vox Populi

Alien She, the group exhibition that I co-curated with Astria Suparak which examines the lasting impact of Riot Grrrl, will open next week in Philadelphia at Vox Populi on March 7th and will run until […]

Feb, 24

“Continuous Partial Listening: Holly Herndon in Conversation” on Rhizome

My in-depth interview with San Francisco-based composer and artist Holly Herndon went up on Rhizome last week. Our conversation ranges from car sound design to working in the Bay Area to her new record Chorus […]

Jan, 29

LCM Festival of Blood Red Special on Radio Heart

One of the Bay Area’s most active and prominent venues for experimental music, LCM, hosted a two day fundraiser, Festival of Blood Red, in early December. With the help of organizer Mikey from Ratskin Records, […]

Jan, 02

Expanded Internet Art and the Informational Milieu on Rhizome

I published a bite-sized version of some of my dissertation research on Rhizome in an article entitled “Expanded Internet Art and the Informational Milieu.” Referencing the work of Kari Altmann, Brenna Murphy, and Harm van […]

Dec, 24

Takeshi Murata’s “Midnight” at Ratio 3 Reviewed on Artforum

I reviewed Takeshi Murata’s solo exhibition “Midnight” at Ratio 3 in San Francisco for Artforum’s Critics’ Picks section. Teaser below, full article here Takeshi Murata’s latest animation, OM Rider, 2013, is dark, funny, and perhaps […]

Dec, 05
  • Mahavishnu Orchestra – Resolution
  • Mahavishnu Orchestra – Resolution
  • Mahavishnu Orchestra – Dawn [Remastered]
  • Mahavishnu Orchestra – Birds Of Fire
  • photo from Tumblr

    The art world often seems to vacillate between money-fuelled complacency and a politics that is merely for show. London-based curator and activist BEN VICKERS stands outside this dichotomy as an inspiring advocate of a future-oriented progressive politics driven by networked forms of social organisation – a vision based less on idealism than on the search for practical responses to a pervasive crisis. Vickers is currently in south Italy testing the capacity for turning ideas into action at the prototype of unMonastery, a collaborative community project that takes inspiration from the history of monasticism. Spike’s ALEXANDER SCRIMGEOUR met Vickers in London, where, among much else, their conversation took in the differences between networks and institutions, the evolution of social change, the dangers of breaking things, a subjective micro-history of London’s post-Internet art scene, and a proposal for art to re-model itself on Nordic live-action role-play. (via Spike Art Quarterly - No. 39 / Spring 2014 - Talk)