–Molecular Vibrations of the Radiant Body Exhibition–

•April 29, 2019 • Leave a Comment

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Molecular Vibrations of the Radiant Body: Reversed Engineering a Portrait of Human Energy into Light, Sound and Machine Movements

Kal Spelletich creates a series of machines that celebrate the scientific method and reference foundational discoveries by Newton and Galileo. Employing pendulums, telescopes, and sound and light waves, Spelletich creates works that require the participation of viewers, inspiring social engagement both inside the gallery and outside in the world.
Admission is free and open to the public, all ages welcome, wheelchair accessible. Work by artists-in-residence Alicia Escott and Ricki Dwyer will also be exhibited.
Reception
Friday, May 17, 2019, 5-8pm Saturday, May 18, 2019, 1-3pm
Additional Viewing Hours
Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 5-7pm
Gallery walk-through with artists, 6:00pm at 401 Tunnel Ave.
Location
503 Tunnel Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94134
Information
www.recology.com/air    art@recology.com
@recologyAIR

https://www.instagram.com/kalspelletich/

 

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Art opening This Friday And A Fare Thee Well

•March 5, 2019 • Leave a Comment

 

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Hello All,

I am in a group show CELEBRATION This Friday, March 8, 2019 from 6-9 P.M. at the illustrious Jules Maeght Gallery, 149 Gough St. SF, Ca.

à la prochaine

https://www.julesmaeghtgallery.com/

I will be exhibiting a Robotic Heart that plays a Pipe Organ. Your heart (an organ) triggers the artificial heart (organ) powering a pipe organ. Organs Sound The Body.

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Also, I have a slab of marble with fossils in it etched by a laser cutter of a drawing by Charles Darwin.
Two prints done in Paris at the historic Maeght Atelier print shop.
Get them here!

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https://www.julesmaeghtgallery.com/boutique/kal-spelletich-orion-nebula
https://www.julesmaeghtgallery.com/boutique/kal-spelletich-solis-and-lun
The prints are $250.00 each, 2 for $400.00

Annnd a print of a drawing of my Robotic heart!
Maybe some other things, I dunno.

This will be the last exhibit at their gallery as they are sadly heading back to France, but we gain a Paris outpost!

Come see the Jules Maeght All Stars one last time!
Until the Next Time.

I want to thank the amazing Stochastic Labs for supporting me with the development of my artificial organs project. We are well on the way to creating a quintet of organs playing organs. http://stochasticlabs.org/

AND of course the brilliant Jon Foote! http://www.rotormind.com/

There will be food and drinks and kisses on both cheeks and then some!
It has been such an honor and joy working with Amelie, Jules and Luc. If you haven’t been to one of their special openings let alone the gallery get on down there this Friday!

Warm embrace,
Kal

Theory:
Can I build sensors that sense the human soul?
I aspire to go beyond utilitarian rationales of capitalist production into poetry, this is one of the most noble functions that biotechnological art can perform. I am reference science fiction and historic scientific experiments to champion science. These human organs are playful and a metaphor for survival, a meditation on our health care crisis, and a witness in the aging process. Building backup organs by someone who has never had health insurance brings a highly personal direction that is a new challenge.
What is it like to make your own functioning prosthetic organs? To print something that speaks directly to the implications of 3-D printing? What does it mean to print backup organs?
It is now possible to maintain life activity even after communicative life has stopped. It is possible to maintain a person alive but devoid of autonomy. The autonomy is granted by a machine. My proposal reverses this. Through audience interaction, human hearts, movement and breath feed the machines and grants them energy, and in a way, life.
What is it like to make your own functioning prosthetic organs? To print something that speaks directly to the implications of 3-D printing? What does it mean to print backup organs?
It is now possible to maintain life activity even after communicative life has stopped. It is possible to maintain a person alive but devoid of autonomy. The autonomy is granted by a machine. My proposal reverses this. Through audience interaction, human hearts, movement and breath feed the machines and grants them energy, and in a way, life.

https://kaltek.wordpress.com/functioning-artificial-organs/
https://kaltek.wordpress.com/2018/02/13/my-prints-and-a-drawing-machine-that-made-the-prints-is-still-on-display/

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This art life. You travel the world and meet all types.

•January 6, 2019 • Leave a Comment

This art life. You travel the world and meet all types. Grifters to geniuses. Hardworking to indifferent. Sincere to cynical. Innovators to copy-cats. This art-life can be such a struggle. And it can be incredibly rewarding.

 

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If you stay in the mix you meet folks who inspired you just as you were starting out 38 years ago. It gets even better when you get to work with them. Historic, innovative sincere innovators. http://thequietus.com/…/17948-einsturzende-neubauten-histor…

This Jan 18 & 19 I will be performing with Danielle Picciotto and Alexander Hacke at the wonderfully intimate Lost Church Theater in San Francisco. They sell out venues all over the world, so what a gift to see and perform in a show in such an intimate venue. https://thelostchurch.secure.force.com/ticket/…

Danielle and Alex are truly a rare couple, living and traveling constantly to uplift the planet. https://www.hackedepicciotto.de/ They do it socially, culturally and spiritually spreading joy nonstop during these tough times. They are also giving a talk at the Goethe Institute in SF about those early radical times in Berlin. A very special treat!
https://www.goethe.de/ins/us/en/sta/sfr/ver.cfm…

 

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The Lost Church is incredibly intimate, like seeing a show in a living room. You won’t ever experience anything quite like this again.

Oh! I am the opening act. I will have my Group Play Machines. An interactive sound quintet, (with 2 now sound machines) for you to operate and some new approaches to sound scores. They are fun, confusing and difficult.
The show will be quiet yet noisy, fun, innovative and even relaxing.
https://thelostchurch.secure.force.com/ticket/…

Thanks for being there,
Kal

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RECLAIMING THE FUTURE

•November 15, 2018 • Leave a Comment

What is at stake for the human animal in this critical moment in our evolution? Will we survive this “technological adolescence”? How can we reclaim optimism in the face of future technology?

Artificial Lungs
On Saturday, 11/17/18 from 1:00-5 P.M. a group of creative thinkers and makers will assemble to consider these questions in a radical new conversation format. Unfiltered. Unmoderated. At the Cowell Theater at the Fort Mason Center.
https://fortmason.org/event/reclaim-future/
There will be artworks created at Stochastic Labs during their amazing artist residency. I will have my artificial lungs that are attached to a pipe organ at your service.

This looks to be just smashing! Come hang with some very interesting people and a couple geniuses ->
A Long Conversation is a relay of two-person dialogues for a set period of time, unified by a common prompt.
Each speaker brings one idea to the stage about how to reclaim optimism in the face of future technology—a trend, an artwork, an innovation, a breakthrough, a movement.
Paulo alone is worth the price of admission! Paolo Cirio is best known for having exposed over 200,000 Cayman Islands offshore firms with the work Loophole for All in 2013; the hacking of Facebook through publishing 1 million users on a dating website with Face to Facebook in 2011; the theft of 60000 financial news articles with Daily Paywall in 2014 and of e-books from Amazon.com with Amazon Noir in 2006; defrauding Google with GWEI in 2005; and the obfuscation of 15 million U.S. criminal records with Obscurity in 2016. His early works include his cyber attacks against NATO and reporting on its military operations since 2001.

Brought to you by Stochastic Labs
Dorkbot SF
The Long Now Foundation
San Francisco Art Institute
The Internet Archive
Center for Humane Technology
LAST

https://www.reclaimingthefuture.xyz/

Saturday Night October 13, 2018

•October 13, 2018 • Leave a Comment

 

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KARL MARX’S BIRTHDAY PARTY

Performance free ADMISSION and FREE BEER AND BIRTHDAY CAKE!

Goethe Institute

530 Bush St. #204, San Francisco, CA 94108

Sat: 3:30pm till 9pm.
I go on at 5 and 7:30

https://litquake2018.sched.com/event/FQMK

“The bourgeoisie will remember my carbuncles until their dying day.”
— Marx to Engels, 1867

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I create experiences that explore the
human desire for transcendence because
ultimately humanity will prevail over technology.

My work invites audiences to take an active role in order to complete each work.

These experiences focus on the somatic and psychological aspects of being human.

They are optimistic alternatives that subvert technology’s intended functional use and break the barrier of exclusive access that promote passive consumption.

Seeking poetic juxtapositions found in the collision of hand-built machines, high-tech hardware and biological systems

I operate from a distinct sense of activist engagement.

The Surplus Value Generator Machine Quartet
(A participatory robotic band re-skilling and uniting labor)

Marx still haunts capitalism two hundred years on.
We all know this system isn’t working,
this piece is a workaround an an example of you seeing your labor in action and it getting exploited by a middleman (LED Lights).

Look at your beautiful muscles! So much better when I take your labor!
to contribute to the liberation of the modern proletariat.

I am in a NEW Book!

•October 13, 2018 • Leave a Comment

Emory Douglas

Emory Douglas

Dear Kal,

Greetings. I hope you are well.

I am writing to inform you of the long-awaited publication of my book, WHAT’s NEXT? Eco Materialism & Contemporary Art. The book will officially launch later this week. Can you please send me your mailing address? I am happy to send you a complimentary copy to express my appreciation for your cooperation.

I hope you will help promote this innovative text to your colleagues and acquaintances. You might tell them that, in addition to assembling remarkable artists like yourself, Eco Materialism introduces a timely new cultural/philosophical context for this work. Furthermore, the book is distinguished by the publisher’s willingness to digress from conventional publishing protocols in order to adopt ‘eco materialist’ principles in its manufacture and distribution:
–  All paper copies are print-on-demand in order to avoid transportation costs and waste.
–  The book is also available as an e-book.
–  Readers can either purchase the entire book or they can select individual chapters. This is both expedient and resourceful.
–  PDFs of the book are available to colleges for printing on campus. This eliminates all transportation costs – financial and environmental.

Ordering will soon be available:
The University of Chicago Press website https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/author/W/L/au31276393.html
The Intellect Books website https://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/books/view-Book,id=5303/
Amazon Books website https://www.amazon.com/Whats-Next-Eco-Materialism-Contemporary/dp/1783209402/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1539108675&sr=1-3&keywords=weintraub%2C+linda

Another pending development is the inclusion of this book on my website: www.lindaweintraub.com

Finally, please send me your media contacts and suggested sales opportunities, and I will pass this information on to the publicity and marketing departments at Intellect Books.

Your comments are welcome. I look forward to staying in touch with you.

Linda Weintraub

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ATA Sept. 29, 2018.

•September 26, 2018 • Leave a Comment

 

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ATA Sept. 29, 2018.

Thus, this Saturday at the venerable Artists Television Access.
992 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 824-3890
ata@atasite.org

A screening of 2-3 short films about my work, and a small NOISE MACHINE you will be able to operate before the screenings, during the break and after! A never ending social practices experiment.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrKVwtqID7o
And a full spectrum of other film screenings.
If you have never been to ATA or Other Cinema you are missing one of the oldest stalwart venues in the Bay Area. Truly a national treasure, as is Craig Baldwin, the proprietor and host of decades of events there!
http://www.atasite.org/?p=12449
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Here is what Craig wrote.
Hello!

Thought you’d like to know how to help a SF live-work hero, Kal Spelletich, just pushed out of his Dogpatch studio:

Here’s a chance to support a true Frisco stalwart, Kal Spelletich, brave anchor of the Seemen project, and a veritable pillar of our arts community, evicted from his long running tenure at his Dogpatch studio by the relentless forces of gentrification. A percentage of monies from the door and bar (so drink up!) goes towards Kal’s daunting moving/storage expenses. Screening are a daring duo of his robot docs, his noise-machine piece, and a life-raft of science-fantasy reels, to kick off a Trash Film thread that runs through this season’s schedule (also on Optron2 and Archive1).

Peppering the party is the climax of the classic kaiju “Gamera the Invincible”, the last scene from “Colossus: The Forbin Project”, pick hits from “Journey to the 7th Planet” (double-projected), “Earth vs. Flying Saucers” (all the prior four in 16mm!), “The Great Martian War”, and of course Unarius’ lesson on “The Extraterrestrials”.

ALSO Jon Reiss’ “Bitter Message” (an SRL machine battle) Allison De Fern’s “Fembot in Red”, Peter Lichter’s “George’s Poem”, and David King’s (in person) “Every Red Death”. Come early for Wilhelm Reich’s Cloud-Buster, the anomalous “Number Stations”, and sci-fi highballs! Doors open for reception at 8; Admission $7-$20

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UPCOMING:

MAYBE HOLLAND NEXT MONTH.

KARL MARX’S BIRTHDAY!
https://www.facebook.com/events/455677994904612/
https://litquake2018.sched.com/event/FQMK
Marx-athon: 200 Years of Karl Marx
Saturday October 13, 2018
3:30pm – 9:00pm

Stochastic Labs Exhibition
November 2018
http://stochasticlabs.org/

December 7
Illegal Art Exhibit catalog release event with Special Guests.
At the Luggage Store Gallery
Featuring essays by Genevieve Quick, Mark Van Proyen and Matt Gonzalez.

http://www.luggagestoregallery.org/2017/11/illegal/