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New performance interpretations posted

October 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Check out the performance documentation from:
Melissa Wyman
Søren Thilo Funder & Stine Marie Jacobsen
Ana Fernandez
Pablo Rasgado and Kelly Kleinschrodt
Bruce Conkle
Jean Pierre Lapeyre

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Exchange Rate: 2008 featured in La Reppublica!

October 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Exchange Rate: 2008 recently got a great write-up by Alessandro Delfanti in the Italian periodical “La Reppublica.” Check out the article at:
titled “Elezioni USA/Presidenti Live!” (page. 62)

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Wed. Oct. 15, 7-9pm: “Talking Out of Turn” at REDCAT

October 12th, 2008 · No Comments

B / P / D presents “Talking Out of Turn” hosted by Trade&Row in the REDCAT Lounge Wednesday, October 15, 2008.
631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Drinks start at 5 p.m)

6-7 p.m. – Debate watching session
7-9 p.m. – Community discussion

The economic crisis did not happen overnight. While Obama and McCain discuss more government oversight of federal agencies, how do we continue doing work to have more community oversight of our government? Trade&Row, in conjunction with Exchange Rate: 2008, hosts an open-forum discussion with artist-organizers who use their work to motivate political discussions in the community. While the final presidential debate comes to a close, join the following participants to discuss art and community involvement in the political process:

Ricardo Dominguez, performer of Cesar Chavez’s speech We Are Also Responsible as part of the Port Huron Project ( that was encompassed in the Democracy in America project sponsored by Creative Time (

Jessica Lawless: Co-organizer, The Audacity of Desperation (

Elana Mann: Organizer, Exchange Rate: 2008 (

Joella March: Curator, Just How Does A Patriot Act (

Linda Pollack: curator, Patriot Acts, part of The Future of Nations (, and The Habeas Index (

Journal of Aesthetics and Protest (

Street parking free after 6 p.m.
Public Transit: From Union Station take the DASH B line towards the Financail District. Get off at 2nd/Grand. From Civic Center Station take DASH A line toward City West. Get off at 1st/Grand.

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Upcoming performances in Seoul, SOUTH KOREA, Tel Aviv, ISRAEL, Quito, ECUADOR, and Copenhagen, DENMARK

October 4th, 2008 · No Comments

Exchange Rate: 2008 artists Melissa Wyman (SOUTH KOREA), Michael Lazar & Marc Lewis (ISRAEL), Ana Fernandez (ECUADOR) and Søren Thilo Funder & Stine Marie Jacobsen (DENMARK) will be interpreting performance directions by US based artists. Ana Fernandez, for example, has translated a speech written by Los Angeles based artist Jason Kunke into Spanish, which she will deliver on Oct. 9, 11am at the foot of the capital steps in the Plaza de la Independencia, Quito, Ecuador. Please visit the Events Calendar for more details.

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November 4 event at Remy’s on Temple, LA, CA

September 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

Announcing an election night event on Tuesday, November 4, 2008 from 7-10pm at Remy’s on Temple, 2126 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90026. The event will feature performances from Danielle Adair, Camlab (Anna Mayer and Jemima Wyman), Chan and Mann (Audrey Chan and Elana Mann), Zackary Drucker, Lora Ivanova, Jason Kunke, Sibyl O’Malley (with Caitlin Lainoff and Kari Rae Seekins) , Emery Martin and Adam Overton. Karen Atkinson will be exhibiting a curated slide show of election themed images from over 100 artists and presenting a special election reception. The evening will also include live coverage of election results. Presented by Trade&Row with additional sponsorship from Company Wide Shut, Side Street Projects , GYST Inc and Chesed v’Tov Foundation. Suggested $5 donation at the door. After party 10:30pm at WILDNESS, the Silver Platter, 2700 W. 7th St., LA, CA 90057.

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Performance and lecture at CalArts, October 27

September 20th, 2008 · No Comments

On Monday, October 27, 2008, 7-9pm, Elana Mann will be a visiting artist at the Intermedia Department of California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Valencia, CA. Mann will be lecturing on Exchange Rate: 2008 and performing an artwork from the project with CalArts students.

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Maile Colbert and Rui Costa will be performing Adam Overton’s piece this Saturday, September 6th

September 3rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Maile Colbert and Rui Costa have selected to interpret Adam Overton’s piece, FOR WOODWINDS (MEDITATIONS). They will be performing the artwork this Saturday evening, September 6th, for a small group of friends at their home in Portugal.

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Vincent Ramos at the Republican National Convention

August 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Vincent Ramos has sent his project “End The End or The End” to be part of the Unconvention activities, occurring in Minneapolis during the RNC. This interactive poster was inspired by Chicago 10 Abbie Hoffman’s “Media Freaking,” a speech he gave at Lincoln Park, to the Yippies, during the Democratic National Convention in Chicago on August 27, 1968. Hoffman states the following: “Take this, see, you use blank space as information. You carry a sign that says END THE. You don’t need the next word, you just carry a sign that says END, you know. That’s enough.” Ramos used Hoffman’s words as a point of departure to conjure up a political “design” strategy for the present. He is hoping that the “instructions” on the poster function as a starting point for others to enact/react in any form of social engagement that they see fit. If this engagement speaks of the current dire conditions we, as Americans, are immersed in at this moment then all the better. That this speech was given forty years ago this week makes Hoffman’s words all the more relevant today.

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The word is getting out

August 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Exchange Rate: 2008 has started to get some attention:

See Rhizome:

See Blog do Premio Sergio Motta de Arte e Technologia:

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Performance directions and “Participate” time!

August 19th, 2008 · No Comments

Participating artists in Exchange Rate: 2008 have just posted directions to the website. Click on each artists name to see her/his contribution.

Also, we have just launched the “Participate” section of the website-
looking forward to receiving your submission(s)!

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