07.11.2003

Television (an address): Martha Rosler Addresses the News

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Date/Time: 11/07/2003 12:00 am


Television (an address):
Martha Rosler Addresses the News
Friday, July 11, 2003
Streaming begins at 2:00 pm (New York City)
>>About this Project
A guest is invited to sit in front of a television holding in one hand a
live microphone and, in the other, a remote control to shift through the
News channels. A web-cam captures the television monitor. The voice of the
guest is streamed along with what appears on the TV monitor.
During the next months, a number of guests will be invited to this on-going
project, each session will be archived on-line (link below). A video will be
eventually produced compiling edited versions of the most significant
moments of each session.
“Television (an address)” is a project by Fran├žois Bucher, and has
been developed in collaboration with Valdez Projects. Martha Rosler
is the project’s latest guest.
>>Instructions to Access the On-line Event
1. Go to http://open4all.info/add-news/07_11_03_Rosler
2. Depending on your connection speed, click on the link “Rosler-T1″ or
“Rosler-56k”.
3. Adjust screen-size and volume.
Note: The stream will be suitable for dialup connections (56K) as well as
Cable/DSL. You may need to download Quicktime 6.1.1 at
http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/ (its free). Once you have
Quicktime, click on the link at any time after 1pm (New York time) on
Friday July 11 to confirm that you are receiving the stream. If you still
can’t get the stream go to “Quicktime Preferences” under “Preferences”;
then click on “Connection”; then “Transport Setup”; then choose “http” as
your “Transport Protocol”. Once the player buffers you should be able to
see an image. If you lose the signal, please close the player and open a
new one.
>>About this Week’s Guest
Martha Rosler is an artist who works primarily with photography and video
and mixed forms, from performances to installations to public projects with
multiple participants. Her work addresses what she has called “the
mythologies of everyday life,” especially in relation to women’s lives. She
has also explored the construction of space, from the built environment to
media space and virtual projections. Rosler’s works have centered on
cooking, women’s bodies, television, housing, and airports, roads and
subways. Among her many videotapes are Semiotics of the Kitchen (1975);
Vital Statistics of a Citizen, Simply Obtained (1977); If It’s Too Bad to Be
True, It Could Be Disinformation (1985); and Chile on the Road to NAFTA
(1997). Her photo projects include The Bowery in two inadequate descriptive
systems (1975) and In the Place of the Public (Airport Series),
(1983–present). Rosler has received a number of awards and fellowships,
including 5 fellowships from the US National Endowment for the Arts; most
recently the Foundation of Lower Saxony and the Sprengel Museum Hannover
have awarded her the Spectrum International Prize for Photography. She has
published many articles and several books. A recent book o Rosler’s work is
Positions in the Life World. In 2000-2001, a retrospective of her work was
shown in 5 European cities as well as two museums in New York City. Rosler
was born in Brooklyn, New York, lived in California for a dozen years, and
once again resides in Brooklyn.
>>Acknowledgments
Thanks to Martha Rosler for her participation. Thanks to Sofia
Hernandez and Tanya Leighton.
>>Links:
Project Overview: http://open4all.info/add-news
Martha Rosler’s Address: http://open4all.info/add-news/07_11_03_Rosler

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