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Blog archive for November 2010

Unfinished, by Bart Koppe

November 21, 2010

“Unfinished” , by Bart Koppe, in response to the recent decision of the right-wing Dutch government to radically cut funding for the arts:


The Dutch government decided to take a major cut out of the budget of the arts the coming years. Most likely my work will also be affected by these decisions. To emphasize this I joined the exhibition Solidarid’art in ‘De Korenbeurs’ in Schiedam. This exhibition is meant as a protest against these art cuts. Here I will present my last (unfinished) work UNFINISHED.

Opening: November 20th, 16 hrs, Solidarid’art, Kunstcentrum Korenbeurs, Lange Haven 145, Schiedam
exhibition: November 20th – December 19th, Solidarid’art, Kunstcentrum Korenbeurs, Lange Haven 145, Schiedam

10dencegallery (contact info)
more info (dutch)

Intrinsic, fundamental energy of space

November 23, 2010

The simplest explanation for dark energy is that it is simply the “cost of having space”: that is, a volume of space has some intrinsic, fundamental energy.

Wikipedia entry on dark energy.

Airports for shadows and dust

November 29, 2010


It just occurred to me that the title of the first ambient music record by Brian Eno, Music for Airports, might be a tribute to the white painting (1951) by Robert Rauchenberg. Described by John Cage as airports for shadows and dust, the work gave him the courage to write 4’33".

Keynote at Musikkens virkning conference

November 30, 2010

The conference Musikkens Virkning (according to Google translation this would be “The effect of music” in English) took place yesterday and today in Bergen, hosted by Musikknett Vest (Western Norwegian Music network) and Holbergdagene 2010.

I held a keynote speech this morning, talking about developments in music over the last 150 years, touching upon Erik Satie, John Cage, acousmatic music, soundscape studies, sound art and briefly mentioning ongoing research on sonic interaction design. Along the way I presented documentation from a few of the installations I have been doing.

There were quite a few interesting presentations related to music therapy, and that suggested a potential bridging between music therapy, music pedagogy and relational approaches to sound art.

LMW: Please Note After Image

November 30, 2010


The installation PLEASE NOTE AFTER IMAGE by Jon Arne Mogstad and Jeremy Welsh and yours truly is currently being exhibited at Bergen Art Museum as part of the exhibition BGO1, surveying the Bergen art scene.

The exhibition opened 29/10/2010 and is on to 30/01/2011. I have uploaded a few images as preliminary documentation here.

LMW: Please Note After Image (2010)

November 30, 2010

Installation by LMW (Trond Lossius, Jon Arne Mogstad and Jeremy Welsh).

PLEASE NOTE AFTER IMAGE combines painting, video and sound and is part of the exhibition BGO1 at Bergen Art Museum.