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Super Society of the Spectacle Sunday Cessation

Super Tecmo Bowl

In the interest of discontinuity, we won’t be simultaneously screening the Super Bowl and Society of the Spectacle this year. (See 2006 and 2007) You can do it at home by tuning your television to the Super Bowl and visiting Ubuweb to watch Society of the Spectacle on your computer.

Scott Bukatman

October 6, 2007 at 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm

not canceled! this is happening as scheduled

DIY nutritional supplements demo
“On the Shift from the Cult of the Expert to the Cult Of The Amateur” screening program, selected by Scott Bukatman, including clips from French Chef and Young People’s Concerts with Leonard Bernstein; Simple Life and Top Chef. Also: Nobody’s Watching (youtube); Albert Brooks, Real Life
Presentation by Scott Bukatman

Scott Bukatman is an Associate Professor in the Film and Media Studies Program in the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University. He holds a Ph.D. in Cinema Studies from New York University and is the author of three books: Terminal Identity: The Virtual Subject in Postmodern Science Fiction, published by Duke University Press, one of the earliest book-length studies of cyberculture; a monograph on Blade Runner commissioned by the British Film Institute; and a collection of essays, Matters of Gravity: Special Effects and Supermen in the 20th Century. His writing highlights the ways in which popular media (film, comics) and genres (science fiction, musicals, superhero narratives) mediate between new technologies and human perceptual and bodily experience. His latest project is a book-length study of Winsor McCay, an early innovator in both newspaper comics and animated film.

The Fundraising Show

June 21, 2007 8:00 pm to July 21, 2007

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In the 30 days between June 21 and July 21, a different artist (almost) each day will use TELIC’s gallery to make money. This is both an exhibition and a fundraiser - the artists are conceiving installations, performances, lectures, and other schemes; and the money they earn is split 25/75 with TELIC (an inverse of the typical non-profit commission).

Although arts organizations and artists spend a lot of time thinking about money, it is an issue that’s largely absent from our programming, and artistic practice in general. This exhibition, however, will bring private financial concerns to the front, into the aesthetic experience of the gallery space.

$0  $2,500   $3,000  

Even if you are unable to make it to the show, we hope you’ll consider making a tax-deductible donation at

THU, JUNE 21 - ANNA OXYGEN hosts a Grandma-themed dessert auction
FRI, JUNE 22 - HELEN CAHNG + COURTNEY STRICKLIN install a dollar donation wall
SAT, JUNE 23 - BENJAMIN BRATTON opens a Wii golf range
SUN, JUNE 24 - DAVIS & DAVIS answer questions about Sexology, Ufology, and Parapsychology
THU, JUNE 28 - XARENE ESKANDAR shows and sells her VJ book
FRI, JUNE 29 - PASCUAL SISTO makes video portraits of donors
SAT, JUNE 30 - FERNANDO SANCHEZ + SEAN DOCKRAY sell downloaded art bootlegs
THU, JULY 5 - NOT A SPEAKEASY + OSMAN KHAN sell, raffle and baffle you with artist mixCDs and host an afterparty!
FRI, JULY 6 - ERIC LINDLEY + STEPHEN  VAN DYCK hold an instrument building workshop
SAT, JULY 7 - S.E BARNET + HILLARY MUSHKIN sell lemonade (and lemonade stand signs)
TUE, JULY 10 - PETER CHO interprets your name as an interactive animation
WED, JULY 11 - ED COOLIDGE designs a new donation box
THU, JULY 12 - HUGO HOPPING makes a special presentation of a limited edition
FRI, JULY 13 - CHI-WANG YANG organizes a quiz night
SAT, JULY 14 - SHANA LUTKER  sells old newspapers
SUN, JULY 15 - MICHAEL SMOLER operates an arts healing center
MON, JULY 16 - THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF NUTS + BOLTS presents “Human Jukebox”
WED, JULY 18 - AMAR RAVVA  gives on-the-spot Vastu consultations
THU, JULY 19 - CASEY REAS + CHANDLER MCWILLIAMS give a lecture and workshop
FRI, JULY 20 - ERIC LINDLEY + STEPHEN VAN DYCK host a concert from the instrument building workshop
SAT, JULY 21 - ANGIE WALLER is to be determined

Later in the summer, TELIC will host a public presentation with the artists to ask how The Fundraising Show worked as a fundraiser and how it worked as an exhibition. AAAARG.ORG will also present a conversation at TELIC about Art & Work, which will take shape at

The XL Terrestrials present “The Transmigration of Cinema”

March 30, 2007 at 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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A screening program ranging from art flix to mainstream movies to
guerrilla media to ubiquitous online effluvium, all presented in an open
forum theater as an interactive and self-diagnostic application that will
tell us if we are still connected to human consciousness, and how might we
still access a customized and liveable “Operating System” based on
un-programmed desires, community and individuation.
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Super Society of the Spectacle Sunday

February 5, 2006 at 5:00 pm

Super Society of the Spectacle Sunday

Situationists and Architecture

Situationists and Architecture by Peter Wollen

HEATHER BURSCH : The Singer Not the Song

February 4, 2007 6:00 pm to February 25, 2007

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Heather Bursch’s three screen projection, The Singer Not the Song, uses custom software to convert video into virtual, automated stadium card displays. Video of her hands moving a 15” X 20” red card to catch a range of light values is presented in a 32 X 32 grid format. The cards animate video from pre-rendered sources, referring to the card animations that celebrate unified vision in the stadiums of totalitarian states and at sporting events in the US. The mediating structure of the individual cards, as well as the moving images they collectively animate, highlight the relationship between group identity and an individual self.
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February 4, 2007 at 5:00 pm

Second Straight Super Society of the Spectacle

This is our second annual simultaneous screening of the “Society of the Spectacle” (1973) & the Super Bowl (live). There will be a halftime show with Anna Oxygen performing, and videos from Heather Bursch (”The Singer Not the Song”) and Javier Morales & John Michael Boling (”The Church of the Future”). French fare and American snacks will be available all day.

Heather Bursch’s three-channel video installation, “The Singer Not the Song,” will be exhibited from February 4 until February 25.

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Sean Dockray - Churchillian II (Chadder)

October 23, 2004 at 6:00 pm

Installation view
George W. Bush’s 2002 State of the Union Address was described by many American pundits as “Churchillian.” Somehow, this man, whose speaking gaffes are widely known, was given credit for delivering one of the greatest speeches in modern history.

CHURCHILLIAN II (CHADDER) is an interactive sound installation that breaks this speech into its component parts and reconstructs it physically, portraying the machine behind the speech. Sean Dockray explores discarded technologies in this work to focus on the use and abuse of language in contemporary politics. His installation fills the space - visually, by a giant homemade wooden frame and, aurally, by a robotic voice run through a loud guitar amplifier.
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