ROBOTICS/MACHINE PERFORMANCE

•January 5, 2011 • 1 Comment

Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011
8:00PM until Midnight
1043 Marin St.,
S.F., Ca. 94124
cross street Illinois St.

 

THE “HOVER CHAIR”

http://www.youtube.com/user/DanKaminsky#p/u/7/z4IVLXP2KLA

 

General Admission: $10 or what u can pay…
Students and Seniors: $7

Live Audience Experiments with Machines and Robots

SOME PHOTOS FROM THE SHOW=

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WITH! Dj Big Daddy, tip him! he just had ANOTHER leg surgery!

YOU VOLUNTARILY ASSUME THE RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH BY ATTENDING THIS PERFORMANCE!

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scroll 2/3 of the way down the page:
http://www.artbusiness.com/1open/050809.html
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Kalpalace, somewhere way South of Market, San Francisco, CA: Kal Spelletich – Interactive Robotics/Machine Performance.
Review Lynnore Goldfarb: Hmmm… Let’s see, there is a chair that is rigged to literally flip up and backwards with a push of a button, a remote controlled mannequin with a camera in its head that captures its view on a monitor, and a platform on wheels made stand on, that which moves when a remote controlled claw-type metal structure goes up, then comes down, and scrapes the ground thus propelling the structure forward– and that’s just what’s in the entryway. The industrial space is large, dimly lit and full of crazy contraptions that hit, bite, ignite, play music, and cook hotdogs, among other things derived from the imagination of Kal Spelletich.
Comment by AB: Contrivances also on view in the Batcave include a complex suspended kinetic device, complete with video monitor, that slowly dispenses bourbon from a bottle into a shot glass, a bramble of branches that creeps along the floor, and more more more. Brain warp!

Here are some random links:

The Walking BB-Q
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEe5LhAJRIc
Assisting with a groundbreaking:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/exploratorium/5115244103/in/set-72157625241469544/
NYC Show:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nothinglefttoadjust/4864537383/in/photostream/
Documentary:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KrCbYXJemE
Another of my BB-Q’s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OywGM8FOcQ
An Interview from 11 years back:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1YGCe-FG-s

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An art Exhibit I am in:

•November 29, 2010 • Leave a Comment

An art Exhibit I am in:
Jack Hanley Gallery at NADA (New Art Dealers Alliance) Jack Hanley Gallery will be present at NADA in Miami at booth #307 December 2-5, 2010
http://www.newartdealers.org/
http://www.jackhanley.com/artist.php?artist=182

Palm Tree 24th St. and Mission, San Francisco, Ca. 2010

Institute For The Future Conference

•November 13, 2010 • Leave a Comment

 

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Vino Viper controlled by glove

I presented my work and talked on 2 days at the very amazing http://www.iftf.org/tech Conference presented by the one and ONLY David Pescovitz http://pesco.net/

As smart machines enter more realms of our lives—from workplaces and homes to farms and city streets—we will redefine what machines can do for us, where they will outperform us, and ultimately, what it means to be human. Robots have long been a staple of science fiction, capturing the popular imagination for nearly a century. Now, driven by military, consumer, and health care research, advances in robotics are catching up with popular imagination. Robotic systems are not only vacuuming millions of living rooms, but have also been deployed into active war zones, and navigated thousands of miles of roadway without human assistance. Indeed, within just the last five years, the number of robots in operation worldwide has more than doubled. http://www.iftf.org/

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Exploratorium Groundbreaking 10.19.10

•October 20, 2010 • Leave a Comment

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INDIA

•September 18, 2010 • 3 Comments

Leaving this sunday
i am going to build pieces there with the help of a university and the students, we have about 1.5 weeks to build stuff.
a bit of a translation problem, and materials issues…..
but truly an adventure
i have never been west of SF
oh, too late for shots,  i leave sunday
i did get some shots a few years ago for when i went to africa tho
i am a bit tripped out by the whole thing, but feel incredibly lucky.
I have a few days free after the festival, anyone ever been there?
Suggestions of what i should see or do in India??

all the best
kal

this is a real great article, something you could email your republican dad…..
This Country Just Can’t Deal with Reality Any More
As Election Day 2010 approaches, the consequences of the nation’s three-decade-old decoupling from reality are becoming painfully obvious.
http://www.alternet.org/news/148206/this_country_just_can%27t_deal_with_reality_any_more/

Long shot of venue pre show set-up

Pre-Show set up

Opening In NYC this week

•July 31, 2010 • 2 Comments

Monterey Pine Tree collage, Point Lobos

Closing Party Saturday, August 28, 2010. 6-9 PM

See it all end…
COSMICISM AND CONTEMPORARY FORESTRY
From Northern California
at THE JACK HANLEY GALLERY
OPEN NOW
Closing Party: Saturday, 6-9 PM, August 28, 2010
136 watts street.new york, ny 10013. 646 918 6824. jackhanley.com

PRESS FOR THE NYC 8/2010 shew

http://www.artnet.com/magazineus/reviews/kley/kal-spelletich8-26-10.asp

In comparison to very tall trees, the San Francisco artist Kal Spelletich suggests, people are losers.
Passing through the flame one by one, the hot dogs are like tiny damned bodies suffering in a miniature hell.

and more……

German Art Critique of current show up at Jack Hanley:

Mehr Gutmenschen in New York
Dem Künstler Kal Spelletich sind die Hybriden aus Pflanze und Maschine für seine Ausstellung in New York nicht ganz geglückt. Doch spricht er darüber, können ihm die Worte nicht groß genug sein. Der Besucher fühlt sich indes in der Galerie wie auf einem Jahrmarkt.

The artist Kal Spelletich are hybrids of plant and machinery for his exhibition in New York not quite succeeded. But he talks about him, the words are not big enough. The visitor feels while in the gallery as on a fair.

Gallery Shot

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Opening night


opening nights with Der kalifornische Künstler Kal Spelletich


can a machine for Barbecue “feeding the masses,” as they call Spelletich.

poor weenies

The ominous-looking device looks as if it belonged to the household of “Mad Max”. Hot dogs are skewered and over a flame in a circle it around. The poor sausage.


Hundreds of dogs cooked by the one-an-only Ivory Serra!

are hybrids of plant and machinery for his exhibition in New York not quite succeeded.


Crown of the New Yorks!

Kal Spelletich selbst spricht von einem „Frankenstein“, den er da geschaffen habe - von einer „unheiligen Allianz“,

Thank you so much for your contributions to help fund this show!
It means a lot to me. I am incredibly, deeply grateful. I can stretch this funding out far beyond my wildest dreams.

Jelle Gerbrandy
Daniella Jaeger
Scott Beale

Ron Lillycrop
Joseph Carames
amyj
Dustyn Roberts
kathy
Tree Nation Productions
Clif Duhn
Vanessa Speed
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Emily Citraro

Gottfried Haider
Thomas Rødningen
rosanna
judith
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Cindy Phung
Jason Hadley
sudhu tewari
Garrick
Robert Collison
Ken
Frank Hellum
Susan Spelletich
Al Honig

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Robin Ward
Laura Lent
Tanya Augsburg
Jennifer Hall
Chris Johanson

James Goode
Chris Harvey
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Annabelle Port
Beth Waldman
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Vincent Fumo
Moses Hawk
Angela Moquin
JoAnne Northrup
Kathy
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Michael Rosenthal
Barbara Fried
Christopher Schipper
Kate Weigel
Naiche
Greta

guy overfelt
Karen Broome
Steve Trombley
Emory0
Donald Day
Kristin Abkemeier
Colin Turner
Leon Stankowski
Mikl Em
Marian

Sherwin Siy

I have a NYC show this week,
the opening is Thursday. August 5, 2010.

Show up for the opening.There are robot trees and large scale photos, a new BB-Q on the street serving up food for the masses annnnd the beer will flow freely!

Thanks to EVERYONE who helped with my fundraiser. I am so …. fulfilled!

http://kaltek.wordpress.com/

best,
kal

COSMICISM AND CONTEMPORARY FORESTRY
From Northern California
at THE JACK HANLEY GALLERY

Closing Party Saturday, August 28, 2010. 6-9 PM

Opening: Thursday, August 5, 2010 6-9PM
136 watts street.new york, ny 10013. 646 918 6824. jackhanley.com

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=135871463119288&ref=mf
http://www.jackhanley.com/upcoming.php?site=ny
videos:
http://www.youtube.com/user/namlak#p/a/u/0/1TEhvuzD_YQ

2 shows i am in in Austin Tx.!!

•July 31, 2010 • Leave a Comment

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1UOYrL/www.domystore.com/austin/atx_invites/88.html/r:f

 
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