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Have you ever wanted to be a corporate-level patron of art, commissioning artists to make something that’s all about you, but you don’t have the money? Well, this new Kickstarter from Electric Objects will allow you to become a mini-Medici. At the completion of the drive, each backer will receive a short survey about who […]

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Here are some art, film, music and other things happening in NYC so you can Have a Good Weekend. Drop your suggestions in the comments or to tips@animalnewyork.com. We already covered what to do for Halloween yesterday, so our Friday recommendations are only for people who don’t want anything to do with the holiday. FRIDAY […]

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The Moving Image Contemporary Video Art Fair in South Bank, London has just opened. Earlier, we posted that Kyle Chayka and I curated an installation of 19 artists, 17 selfie-based video art pieces (all 30 seconds or shorter) with an interactive booth. It’s there. ATTENTION FELLOW PRESS PPL: Let me answer this Q 4u… Are […]

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Activist? Hacker? About to have your cover blown, your data drive read or your phone searched? Not to worry. From F.A.T. artist Addie Wagenknecht, meet Prism Break Barbie.  The Barbie is equipped with a 3-inch and .6 ounces concealed spring-loaded spike which can be activated by hand or by sitting the doll on a USB or […]

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Earlier this year, the Shortest Video Art Ever Sold! project at the Moving Image Contemporary Video Art Fair in New York made a few headlines with the world’s first Vine sale (Shout out Angela Washko!) Ok, so there was a hacking of Vine involved, but the exciting part in the long-run is the ongoing conversation of a micro-collecting community and the work that artists […]

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Have you heard? A gold iPhone coming out soon and people are freaking out. Apple re-re-re-re-release improvements may be incremental, but Apple fans enamored with the device are already searching high and low for the quickest to get their hands on the exclusive new upgrade. You’re in luck! Thanks to 3D-printing and F.A.T. lab’s Addie Wagenknecht, you don’t […]

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ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original idea sketch next to a finished piece. This week, Addie Wagenknecht explains her project PUSSYDRONES. Since around 2006, I have been heavily working within a sort of purely utilitarian open source space with projects like Lasersaur and Artifact of Code. In this very personal way, which I suppose might look nonsensical and […]

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Last week, I uploaded ANIMAL’s photos from the amazing F.A.T. Gold 5-Year Retrospective opening at Eyebeam Art+Technology Center to our Facebook account and got us locked out. I’m so sorry that I didn’t think twice about uploading installation shots of Addie Wagenknecht and Pablo Garcia‘s Venus Webcam  — a screen capture of the artists directing amateur xxx webcam performers to […]

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“Will you pose for me?” F.A.T. artists Addie Wagenknecht and Pablo Garcia ask, directing the adult performers, adjusting them until they get the desired pose on their live xxx webcam feed until they pose in hommage of Egon Schiele, Modigliani, Botticelli… What if adult performers—already mediated sex objects—struck ‘classic’ poses? Watch Webcam Venus [NSFW] in action above. The work brilliantly accentuates and blurs […]

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