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Lovid - Breaking and Entering, 2003

LoVid is an interdisciplinary artist duo composed of Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus. Our work includes live video installations, sculptures, digital prints, patchworks, media projects, performances, and video recordings. We combine many opposing elements in our work, contrasting hard electronics with soft patchworks, analog and digital, or handmade and machine produced objects. This multidirectional approach is also reflected in the content of our work: romantic and aggressive, wireless and wire-full. We are interested in the ways in which the human body and mind observe, process, and respond to both natural and technological environments, and in the preservation of data, signals, and memory.

Link: http://www.lovid.org

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How do our digital interactions translate into real, physical experiences?

In today’s social media and technology absorbed world, questions such as this one are both pressing and complex, so opportunities to explore them in concrete ways are valuable in many respects. One project that does just this is a public art and social media initiative called U R QR, created by artist duo LoVid.

U R QR, which takes place this weekend on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23, explores the territory between the digital and the physical by creating a collective, human QR code. Over the course of the 2 days, the artists and their collaborators will take photographic portraits of participants with a portion of a QR code painted on their face; after the event, the artists will compile the portraits into one composite, functioning code, which will be displayed as a public art work. All portrait participants receive a limited edition, interactive artist book.

To sign up for a portrait sitting, visit the registration page, or to experience the project, stop by South Street Seaport between 12 and 6 pm on Saturday or Sunday.

This event is one of the many exciting and free things going on in the next few weeks as part of the River to River Festival: check out all of the offerings online here!

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By getting inside the black box (the casing of an archaic 486
computer), LoVid reached the physical location where signals are
passed. Connections were made on the circuit board of the video card,
using wire to produce short videos. Recordings made from these shorts
were then edited into 486 short clips, each corresponding to one of
the physical shorts.

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This weekend in New York, artist duo LoVid will be painting QR codes on participants’ faces and photographing them, positing that the converging relationship between our bodies and our data has become uncomfortably close. The results will be exhibited in Lower Manhattan on July 7.

Slots still available Saturday & Sunday, register here

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Lovid - Cyclops II (2007)

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Breaking and entering (2003) by lovid

Issue 14Fall 2014                                             Cover image: Eddie Tay Banner image: Vladimer Shioshvili     The Umbrellas and the Tear Gas Students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Hong Kong Renderings Various Contributors & the Renderings Project Lift David Petersen Simile Katy Lederer First Things First - Design Manifesto Neha Kavan Imposters Roohi Choudry Inside Space Suzanne Wise Idyll/Sonnet Kimberly Johnson from Leafmold F. Daniel Rzicznek Saramago R. Zamora Linmark 2 Poems Daneen Wardrop Wreckage Matthew Di Paoli Putrefying Lemongrass Jeanne Thornton     a parlor full of strangers Terrence Chiusano Spectator Idris Salaam A Baby Is a Dreadful Thing Jaclyn Watterson Motherland Rachel Cruz The Korean Syllable Joseph Han 2 Poems Cortney Charleston Infestation Dimitrina Stamboldjiev Kutriansky 3 Poems Khadijah Queen Dissolve Melody Nixon Untitled Danny Fox 3 Poems Erin L. McCoy Three Approaches Toward the Edge of the Earth J. R. Carpenter Codecs Alejandro Crawford U R QR LoVid Contributors

Hey everyone I am in issue #14 of CURA, with the story “Putrefying Lemongrass” from THE BLACK EMERALD! Check it out—there is marvelous stuff in this issue, like a poetry generator, clownfish references, and a terrifying human QR code!