A CLOCK THAT RUNS ON MUD online exhibition


Jennifer Teets ’s online exhibition (previously announced in the last issue of Nero) is going to open this night at 7 pm.
You can visit the show at: http://www.neromagazine.it/a_clock_that_runs_on_mud

With ‘muddy time’ contributions by:

Mark Aerial Waller
Asli Çavusoglu/Burak Arikan
Vava Dudu
FRANCE FICTION (Marie Bonnet, Stéphane Argillet, Eric Camus, Lorenzo Cirrincione and Nicolas Nakamoto)
Valentinas Klimašauskas
Darius Mikšys
Morten Norbye Halvorsen
Francesco Pedraglio
PERENNIAL (Arnaud Hendrickx, Michael Van den Abeele, Richard Venlet)
Tania Pérez Córdova
Michael Portnoy
Mateusz Sadowski
Carson Salter
Fatos Üstek/Per Hüttner

I know it sounds like a sardonic play on words, but I am not kidding. The first time I saw such a thing was at the Cass Technical High School in Detroit in the 1980′s. I found it in a “petrified” classroom. Imagine Kabakov’s ‘School No. 6′ in Texas, but this place was clearly real. In the sense that it was a simulacrum of itself, though it still had functions. You see, a hellish thunder had swept that town leaving its bearings all out of order. Its universe had slowly swapped positions to reveal another agency of thought and mechanics of time. Time working off its own muck. What they called ‘muddy time’. And unlike Kabakov’s mummy classroom, this place didn’t exist to show itself as art. Instead, it classified itself as a realist venture under the conditions of true realist art. Thinking and existing art. And everything I saw there was strangely usurped by its own seemingly well-organized logic.


Wolfgang Berkowski – ‘Titles’


Facebook appears to be the biggest social phenomena spoken of by everyone on the planet. Almost every human being in possession of a computer and an internet access knows what it is and has a personal opinion of it. Nowadays, being part of the network or not is a social and sometimes political status. Wolfgang Berkowski, a german artist, who has been living in Italy since 1999, uses it as a democratic platform, where to publish, in between feeds of the other users, an artistic project: a a daily, personal as well as a multi-voices portrait of these days. It’s something complex that goes beyond social networks and in this short interview he explains to us what it’s all about. Visit his page.

What does this project consist of?

Its a narration that will go on forever. Its playing on two parallel levels, one being an interior monologue, the other a continuous feed taken from journals and newspapers. Each level acts as subtitle for the other.

One level is a sort of new language, a visual diagram that you have been experimenting from a long time. Where does this language come from? How does it work? Could you try to explain the reason why you decided to create this new language?

I wanted to create a tool that could serve me within art and without. Something that helps me think and plan an art work as much as it helps in normal life. It began as short texts/notes accompanied by drawings and developed to what it is now where a diagram can deal as much with an installation as with a dentist’s appointment, be the outline of a thought process as much as a street map. There are thousands of them. They may be shown as art, but not necessarily. Some get chosen to be part of the Daily Paintings work.


Cory Arcangel. Here Comes Everybody


November 30 - May 1
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum Für Gegenwart – Berlin

The New York-based artist Cory Arcangel (* 1978) uses his work to explore the practices and myths that have built up around Internet culture, pop music and experimental music. In processing visual and audio material for his works, he not only uses and adapts available computer programmes but also develops his own programming to do so.

Far from being merely interested in current trends in the entertainment industry and in our everyday use of the Internet, the artist also highlights the rapid obsolescence of technologies and codes. Cory Archangel mixes and matches his works, each time presenting them in a new constellation to each other and applying them in different settings. Depending on the situation, for instance, he combines older and more recent video works with sculptural works, while the material for a music performance may also reappear in a video installation or in an Internet project.


Last few days for G_M__O [sho] on line show by Darren Bader


These are the last days to visit the online show “G_M__O [sho]” curated by Darren Bader for NERO.
In each issue NERO invites a curator to publish a press release on the magazine and to curate the related show online. Click here.


Zizek is on line!


Zizek ormai lo conoscono tutti. Più di Jacques Rancière e altri filosofi in voga ultimamente, è lui il vero filosofo del XXI secolo. Esperto di Lacan, amante del cinema americano, polemista finissimo, si fa le tresche con le modelle; sicuro di sè tanto da buttarsi in politica, è amato ugualmente da giovani studentesse in minigonna stile Polanski e da vecchi nerd che dormono in biblioteca, dalle riviste di moda alla MIT Press. Il suo egocentrismo lo ha portato ovviamente a fare quello che uno come lui non poteva non avere: un sito internet. (llp)







Non saprei spiegarne il senso, ma trovare in giro le foto di altri è una cosa bella. C’è chi le colleziona per caso e chi, come l’autore di foundphotos.net, le cerca nelle library degli utenti dei p2p. La selezione non è niente male ed è anche, non so a quanti può interessare, il sito preferito di Nick Zinner (chitarrista degli Yeah Yeah Yeahs e fotografo). Clicca qui. (lmg)