Monday, May 16, 2005



Last week, the North Adams city council voted to dismiss a proposal sumitted by councilor Robert R. Moulton Jr. seeeking to prohibit any display of "nude or partially nude female or male" where it might seen in public. The "nude" debacle stemmed from a nude sketch of a female created by local artist and developer Eric Rudd. which hangs in Gallery Row and Berkshire Gifts. The image in question could be seen though the window by those who passed those on the street. Moulton decided last month to make the proposal on "moral grounds"

City solicitor John B. DeRosa recommeded that any ordinace would be unlawful as it would restrict free speech and would duplicate already existing state and federal obsenity laws. DeRosa defined obsenity as anything that " . . .depicts or describes sexual conduct in a patently offensive way and lacks serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value"

Some Stuff To Do?

Shadow Play: Scott Snibbe Solo Exhibition
Art Interactive, Cambridge / April 23 - July 3, 2005

Published: April 10, 2005

Curated by Molly Polk

Opening Reception: Friday, April 22, 2005

Shadow Play will feature four interactive wall projections selected from Snibbe's Screen Series and from a new series of work that he is currently developing based on masterpieces of experimental film.

When we engage with works of art, with other people, and with spaces private and public, the responses of our bodies can be revealing. Our stance, the position of our arms or tilt of our heads, our movement near and around an object or person, all vary depending on how comfortable or interested we are in a given setting. But how aware are we of our bodies ­ the corporeal relationship we bear to our environment and the marks of our presence that we leave behind? Scott Snibbe¹s installations probe this question by making our body¹s physical exchange with the systems he has created essential to the works¹ realization. When we interact with his artwork, though, we are more than just active participants in a technological field. We are co-creators with Snibbe of a language composed of gesture, breath, touch, shadow, light, space, and silhouette ­ a language, Snibbe¹s works make manifest, of the human body.

Thursday, May19, 2005 / 6:30-9 pm: "Read-In"

The Traveling Magazine Table (an event dedicated to reading quietly en masse)
Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS), MIT, Cambridge

CAVS presents an event dedicated to reading quietly en masse.

Since November 17 CAVS has proudly hosted the Traveling Magazine Table, a collection of independent publications by artists, artists' collectives, alternative art spaces, and other collaboratives organized by international artists' network Nomads & Residents. This continuously growing collection is presented in different venues twice a year. With each participating venue, the Traveling Magazine Table will be updated with new materials. To guarantee its continuity and growth, Nomads & Residents, its network, and the participating host venues announce and distribute an open call for submissions to receive new publications.
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