Archive for Barbara Hashimoto: Junk Mail

Barbara Hashimoto: Junk Mail Exhibition Flavor Pill Enhanced

Posted in NEWS with tags , , , , , , on August 26, 2008 by got2write

Barbara Hashimoto: Junk Mail Exhibition. “A landscape of mountain ridges is visible through the wide windows of this storefront space in the Chicago Arts District — or maybe it’s a hay barn as envisioned by office workers.”  – Karsten Lund, Flavor Pill

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Static Multimedia Gets Partner In 100percentofnothing.com

Posted in NEWS with tags , , , , , , on August 20, 2008 by got2write

PDF Magazine Version Set For Sept Start On Static Multimedia

Static Networx, the Chicago-based publishing force behind Static Multimedia, announced today the launch of their Lifestyle, Art, and Culture Ezine 100 Percent of Nothing. 

100percentofnothing.com provides a wide variety of pop content for Gen X, Millennium, and professional browsers. 100% of Nothing will cover clothing, design, and the latest fashions. It’s a hip slice of the alternative being offered in short, crisp, easy to digest entrees. “You’re in, you’re out, at work or at home,” Art Director Dull1 says, “It’s going to be iPod compatible for sure.  I know what it is to break your thumbs looking for content. 100% of Nothing knows that too.” 

Upcoming features will include controversial shredded junk mail exhibition *Barbara Hashimoto: Junk Mail & White Trash*, an interview with Circue De Soleil insider Tim Robinson, and a serious chat with the only exhibition for historic architectural renderings in the country David Jameson’s ArchiTech Gallery.

Static Multimedia’s original program podcasting of R. Production’s *The Kreep* (available on iTunes) will move it’s weekly piece to 100percentofnothing.com and begin a bigger monthly horro-fied feature in October.

Static Multimedia will also launch a regular quarterly PDF publication. The first issue will be available September and will preview upcoming fall blockbusters including Guy Ritchie’s highly anticipated *RockNRolla*.

The new publication will be available for complete download on various large file networks, as well as an interactive PDF flash flipbook. Partnership and promotional opportunities are open.

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BARBARA HASHIMOTO: JUNK MAIL, AN EVENING OF JUNK MAIL CONFESSIONS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

Posted in NEWS with tags , , , , , , , , on August 20, 2008 by got2write

Artist Barbara Hashimoto and Director R. O’Donnell tape junk mail confessions 

BARBARA HASHIMOTO: Junk Mail  will hold a special reception on Friday, September 12 from 6 to 10 PM at 2003 South Halsted Street, Chicago.  The event is held in conjunction with the Chicago Arts District’s 2nd Friday Gallery Walk. Throughout the evening, exhibition visitors will be invited to share their junk mail experiences, rants, and confessions. Their stories will be videotaped for presentation at the exhibition in November.

A new series of installations incorporating the Hashimoto’s year-long collection of junk mail will be on view along with the premiere her “Red Sea of Credit” an installation built from junk mail credit card solicitations. Michael Kozien’s suite of video and sound junk mail explorations will also be presented.

For an entire year artist Barbara Hashimoto collected and hand-shredded the junk mail that came to her studio address. At year’s end she had 3,000 cubic feet of shredded material.  Her labor-intensive yet intimate process has inspired a series of sculptures, installations, performances, and collaborations presented in Los Angeles and Chicago.  Now under the sponsorship of the Chicago Arts District and Podmarjersky, Inc., Barbara Hashimoto: Junk Mail presents an evolving schedule of shredded junk mail installations, associated works, visiting guest artists, and special events. The exhibition continues until December 31, 2008 and is open every Saturday from 12 noon to 4 PM, with receptions every 2nd Friday. The exhibition is installed and lit for public viewing through the 45-foot floor-to-ceiling storefront windows.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Barbara Hashimoto’s sculpture, installation, and performance work has been presented throughout the United States, Japan, Europe, and the Middle East.  It is in more than 250 public and private collections including The Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American Art, The Museum of Arts and Design, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, and The Art Institute of Chicago (Joan Flasch Collection). Her work has been reviewed in Art in America, Art on Paper, Sculpture Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and more. Previously based in Tokyo and Los Angeles, Hashimoto relocated to Chicago in 2006 where she is artist-in-residence at BauerLatoza Studio, a multi-disciplinary architectural design firm. Educated at Yale, she was also apprentice to Junko Yamada (Saitama, Japan), and artist-in-residence under “Intangible Cultural Asset”, Minoru Fujimori (Shikoku, Japan) and at Umdang Ceramics (Dan Kwain, Thailand). Her most recent exhibitions include a seventeen years retrospective at Dubhe Carreño Gallery (Chicago), and Reverse Trash Streams: The Junk Mail Project at LA Contemporary (Los Angeles). Currently her work is on view at the Museum of Arts and Crafts, Itami, Japan in Your Documents Please, an exhibition which will later travel to Yokohama, Berlin, Budapest, Bratislava, and Guadalajara.  

Richard O’Donnell is a playwright, producer, actor, and stand-up. He has worked and lived in New York and Chicago where he has written and performed for the stage and television. O’Donnell wrote the award-winning Off-Broadway show One & One, Radio City Music Hall’s A Manhattan Showboat, and co-founded the New Age Vaudeville theatre company, the New Variety cabaret, and the Fox TV show, R. Rated. O’Donnell is the Director of Junk Mail Confessions, which will be presented at the exhibition, BARBARA HASHIMOTO: Junk Mail in November 2008.

Michael Kozien is an interdisciplinary artist who merges video, sound, photography and animation to create ethereal installations that spotlight the misrepresentation of human value as filtered through contemporary media sources.  His work has been included in numerous exhibitions at venues internationally, including Le Musee di-visioniste, Cologne, Germany, Thread-Waxing Space, NYC, and R.B. Stevenson Gallery, San Diego, CA.  Michael holds a BFA in painting from Southern Illinois University and an MFA in digital media from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His work has been reviewed inThe New York Times, The San Diego Union-Tribune, and The Chicago Tribune, and more.

> Barbara Hashimoto Website

> Richard O’Donnell Wikipedia

> photos: Archie FlorCruz, Whateverland.com

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Barbara Hashimoto: Junk Mail w/Grand Piano Video Flickr Feed

Posted in NEWS with tags , , , on July 28, 2008 by got2write

 

(Chicago) July 28, 2008 – Artist Barbara Hashimoto collected and hand-shredded the junk mail that came to her studio address for twelve months.  At year’s end she had 3,000 cubic feet of shredded material. Her labor-intensive yet intimate process has inspired a series of sculptures, installations, performances, and collaborations including Shredded Junk Mail with Grand Piano with musician Edward Torrez and videographer Eric Hoffhines. At the commencement of the performance, an imposing pile of this shredded unsolicited material was amassed in the center of the performance space. As Torrez played on the concert grand piano, Hashimoto transferred her stockpile of shredded junk mail until it fully engulfed both musician and instrument. Her movements, initially deliberate and calm, grew into a frenzied crescendo and then into meditative resignation. Buried in paper, Torrez continued to play, his final melodic lullabies muffled by the hundreds of pounds of paper entombing the piano. The entire video can be viewed at barbarahashimoto.com

> Barbara Hashimoto’s shredded junk mail w/Grand Piano

BARBARA HASHIMOTO: JUNK MAIL IN WHATEVER LAND

Posted in NEWS with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 18, 2008 by got2write

 

 

Barbara Hashimoto: Junk Mail exhibition, sponsored by the Chicago Art District & Podmajersky, Inc.,  has landed on Whatever Land. Thanks to photographer Archie Florcruz, a guest at the 2nd Friday Gallery Walk (2003 S. Halsted Street, East Pilsen, Chicago,) Hashimoto’s junk mail creations landed on his popular photo sharing site Whatever Land.

Florcruz posted “Junk Mail Landscapes” and “White Trash: Available” plus guest artists Michael Kozien’s suite of video and sound junk mail explorations. He also clicked away as guests sat in front of the mounds of hand shredded junk mail while being taped making “true” Junk Mail Confessions. Here was a chance for the photojournalist to document over a year’s worth of hand-shredded junk mail by fine artist Barbara Hashimoto.

“Advertisers need to be more conscious of people’s right to quality of life,” says Hashimoto from a packed gallery opening this past Friday, “Junk mail is an intrusion into that right.”

Other special events throughout the year include Junk Mail Landscapes, Junk Mail Interiors, and Junk Mail Christmas where trees will be decorated using hand shredded Catalogues and other Holiday related Junk mail.

JUNK MAIL FACTS: 100 million trees are cut down to produce junk mail annually. The majority of junk mail is produced from natural forests. In 2006, Americans received 77 billion pieces of junk mail. In 2006, more than 15 million trees were cut down to produce the 1.8 billion pounds of undeliverable junk mail. (That’s above and beyond what was delivered.) 44% of the junk mail received goes unopened into the landfill.

Born in New Jersey and educated at Yale, Hashimoto’s work has been exhibited throughout Japan, The U.S. and The Middle East and is in more than 250 public and private collections including The Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American Art, The Museum of Arts and Design (New York) and The National Museum of Women in the Arts.

> Whateverland Hashimoto: Junk Mail Photos

> Barbara Hashimoto Website

BARBARA HASHIMOTO: JUNK MAIL FLICKR-REFIC

Posted in NEWS with tags , , on July 18, 2008 by got2write

 

Barbara Hashimoto: Junk Mail exhibition, sponsored by the Chicago Art District & Podmajersky, Inc.,  has been flickr feed once again. Thanks to photographer Archie FlorCruz, a guest at last Friday’s 2nd Friday Gallery Walk 2003 S. Halsted Street, East Pilsen, Chicago.

There he captured “Junk Mail Landscapes” and “White Trash: Available” plus guest artists Michael Kozien’s suite of video and sound junk mail explorations. Sit in front of the mounds of hand shredded junk mail and be taped making “true” Junk Mail Confessions. This is your chance to make something useful out of over a year’s worth of hand-shredded paper by fine artist Barbara Hashimoto.

“Advertisers need to be more conscious of people’s right to quality of life,” says Hashimoto from a packed gallery opening this past Friday, “Junk mail is an intrusion into that right.”

Other special events throughout the year include Junk Mail Landscapes, Junk Mail Interiors, and Junk Mail Christmas where trees will be decorated using hand shredded Holiday Catalogues and other Holiday related Junk mail.

JUNK MAIL FACTS: 100 million trees are cut down to produce junk mail annually. The majority of junk mail is produced from natural forests. In 2006, Americans received 77 billion pieces of junk mail. In 2006, more than 15 million trees were cut down to produce the 1.8 billion pounds of undeliverable junk mail. (That’s above and beyond what was delivered.) 44% of the junk mail received goes unopened into the landfill.

Born in New Jersey and educated at Yale, Hashimoto’s work has been exhibited throughout Japan, The U.S. and The Middle East and is in more than 250 public and private collections including The Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American Art, The Museum of Arts and Design (New York) and The National Museum of Women in the Arts.

> Barbara Hashimoto: Junk Mail Archie FlorCruz Flickr

> Whateverland Hashimoto Junk Mail Photos

> Barbara Hashimoto Website

Barbara Hashimoto: Junk Mail Gets Fresh Cut

Posted in NEWS with tags , , , , on July 16, 2008 by got2write

Fresh Cut is a video magazine created by Fresh Cut Media, a production company based in Chicago, IL. Focusing on unique content that is often overlooked by the mainstream media, Fresh Cut captures a diverse cross-section of art, culture, news and commentary through the lens of new media.

Barbara Hashimoto: Junk Mail exhibition having a six-month run care of The Chicago Arts District, has opened its gallery doors to the public, 2003 S. Halsted Street, Chicago. The exhibit, which explores how Junk Mail intrudes on our daily life, is also open during the traditional 2nd Friday Gallery Walk that has made the Art District of East Pilsen famous to locals and tourists alike.

The public is invited to see the Junk Mail Landscapes (guest artists Michael Kozien will also present a suite of video and sound junk mail explorations), and “White Trash: Available”. Sit in front of the mounds of hand shredded junk mail and be taped making “true” Junk Mail Confessions. This is your chance to make something useful out of over a year’s worth of hand-shredded paper by fine artist Barbara Hashimoto. “Advertisers need to be more conscious of people’s right to quality of life,” says Hashimoto from a packed gallery opening this past Friday, “Junk mail is an intrusion into that right.”

Other special events throughout the year include Junk Mail Landscapes, Junk Mail Interiors, and Junk Mail Christmas where trees will be decorated using hand shredded Holiday Catalogues and other Holiday related Junk mail.

JUNK MAIL FACTS: 100 million trees are cut down to produce junk mail annually. The majority of junk mail is produced from natural forests. In 2006, Americans received 77 billion pieces of junk mail. In 2006, more than 15 million trees were cut down to produce the 1.8 billion pounds of undeliverable junk mail. (That’s above and beyond what was delivered.) 44% of the junk mail received goes unopened into the landfill.

Born in New Jersey and educated at Yale, Hashimoto’s work has been exhibited throughout Japan, The U.S. and The Middle East and is in more than 250 public and private collections including The Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American Art, The Museum of Arts and Design (New York) and The National Museum of Women in the Arts.

> Barbara Hashimoto: Junk Mail Fresh Cut Video

> Fresh Cut Website

> Barbara Hashimoto Website