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White Rabbit

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Heading up to Nova Scotia, Canada tomorrow for the first White Rabbit Installation Arts Festival. A week long artist residency on a 70 acre property by the Bay of Fundy. I'll be working on a multimedia outdoor installation and collaborating with 13 other artists-in-residence, culminating in a 24-hour public exhibit with live music and performances!

Immersive Environments

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Ernesto Neto's epic installation at the Park Ave Armory closes this Sunday - be sure to spend some time in this incredible sensory experience before it closes. Layers of fabric stretch and sag to cover a skeletal structure and create a surreal landscape to explore.

Also recommend Enfolding 280 Hours Sun K. Kwak's installation at the Brooklyn Museum. A wall drawing made only with black masking tape, transforms the gallery into a swirling backdrop for meditation. 

Happy Earth Day!

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Happy Earth day from Ultravirgo! While we're firm believers in practicing sustainability year round, it's always nice to celebrate our mother. Check out some of the green events around town here, here and here  or take the opportunity to join Repower America

Patois

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I just returned from the Patois, the 2009 New Orleans Human Rights Film Festival. It was an incredible line up of Films - a few highlights were Nerakhoon (The Betrayal), Disturbing the Universe, and keep an eye out for the release of the House that Herman Built.
Watch the trailer I created for the fest here.

Researching the Nursing Home with UPenn

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We just returned from the first of the lecture series at UPenn on Transforming the Nursing Home - with special guests David Pollak of ADL Data and Charles Fishman, author of "The Wal-Mart Effect." See our poster design for the series, and stay posted on the upcoming lectures.

Happy New Year!

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Best wishes for the New Year from Ultravirgo!
How are you saying goodbye to 2008? I've always been partial to pyrotechnics.. But why stop at fireworks?  This year I'll say sayonara to my daruma doll, and toss it in the pyre as we celebrate a cross-cultural New Year's in the Ecuadorian tradition by creating physical effigy of the año viejo (old year).
Hope yours is spectacular!

Brooklyn History: Counter/Culture

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Paid a visit to the Brooklyn Historical Society this weekend to see their show, "Counter/Culture: The Disappearing Face of the Brooklyn Storefront" it was interesting to see photos of the blocks I know in a constant state of flux. Also learned that the world's first teddy bear was created at a little mom and pop store in Williamsberg, the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.

Changing Tides

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Wow, I can't believe the election is just six days away! Thought we should do our part in the Get out the Vote effort and point out a couple of really easy places that you can check your registration status, see if you're eligible for early voting and check your polling place. Just think, we may be able to start talking about something else soon.

Art in the Big Easy

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I've just returned freshly inspired from a visit to New Orleans, where the city is beginning to buzz with preparations for the Prospect 1 Biennial opening in 1 month. I was down there working on the open air project, sponsered by the Arts Council of New Orleans and opening concurrently. A friend's gallery/experiment was just written up in the style section of the NY times. KK Projects has taken over a block of hurricane destroyed houses and given a new life and a little magic to the area.

Roaring Alphabets

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Check out the video preview of Marion Bataille's book ABC3D a gorgeous alphabet pop-up book with a swing soundtrack.