Whereof One Cannot Speak collaboration


Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent:

An exhibition at HTTP Gallery in London by Doron Golan and Michael Szpakowski.

Private View 7-9pm Fri 16th January 2009 Open 16 January - 1 March

2009 Fri-Sun 12noon-5pm Unit A2, Arena Design Centre,

71 Ashfield Rd,

London N4 1NY.


Collaboration is working together. Can two people work together without ever having met?

Doron Golan and Michael Szpakowski demonstrates that they can...

Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent:

The exhibition takes its title from Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus by the philosopher of language Ludwig Wittgenstein. It explores a collaboration between two artists across geographical distance through the ineffable language of image.

Israeli video artist and filmmaker Doron Golan and British artist, composer and educator Michael Szpakowski both make digital films, which they share through websites and email lists, exploring the mystery of everyday life and of being a human in this place and time. Over the years, the two artists have developed a dialogue and friendship through the exchange of their work. Since 2005 they have collaborated to found and curate DVblog.org, a groundbreaking early platform for art films on the Internet. And yet they've never met face to face. HTTP Gallery in North London is pleased to host the first meeting between Golan and Szpakowski and their art, in real space. Making their online collaborative process physical, the central installation has three elements: a new silent film by each of the artists with a new musical composition by Szpakowski. Bearing their shared sympathies in mind, the artists have independently determined the length and subjects of their films. As a result, the correspondences and resonances between the works are as yet unknown, and will change constantly. The collaborative installation will be accompanied by elements of their independent practices, including a new installation by Szpakowski utilising video and silver birch branches and a selection of Golan's recent videos, engaging with elements of life in the Middle East and his native Israel, to which he has returned after many years living in New York City.

For more information about the exhibition & artists: http://www.http.uk.net/exhibitions/golan_szpakowski/index.shtml

Location Details:


HTTP Gallery based near North London's thriving Green Lanes area is London's first dedicated gallery for networked and new media art. Working with artists from around the world, HTTP provides experimental approaches to exhibiting artworks simultaneously in physical and virtual space, and for online projects that explore participative and collaborative art practice. Projects on DVD, real-time, webcast, software art and live art also play a role in their curatorial work.


Al Filres ... interesting sound writing out emily

quote from Al Filres....

...'Yesterday I spent the day at Harvard and met a number of very interesting folks along the way. One was Zachary Sifuentes, who has written out all of the poems of Emily Dickinson and created a powerful visual effect which Zach also suggests conveys something of the sound (or at least, I guess, the idea of the sound) of Dickinson's poetry. "What does sound look like," he asks, "in Dickinson’s poetry? With their associative logic, tangential reasoning, and circuitry, Dickinson’s lines hint at a shuffling of the mind. In other words, the linear behavior of her poems is anything but linear. Instead, her lines are large flocks of starlings, or cormorants, or even sparrows, fugitive from apprehension." At Zach's web site you can see photographs of the writing on display, both close-ups and far-offs. And you can watch a video of the writing in process. Here's your link to the Complete Poems project, and be sure, while there, to explore his other works'.


Novel notion sound across the phone! - its good

Justin Shay Phones It In: The Phoning It In radio show and podcast gives new meaning to the whole idea of lo-fi: featured musicians literally phone it in CLICK HERE

big archive...

Stephen Vittelo has some nice 'outsiderish' stuff here as well more on his own site CLICK HERE


Piksel exhib... sound'n out

Piksel 08 Exhibition CLICK HERE.

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