Thomson, RIP

from their website,

To our Customers:

We are sad to say that after 58 years we are closing our doors.
Our last day of production will be December 22, 2006, but our customer service will open until January 12, 2007 (except for Christmans week, when we will be closed for the holiday). You may pick up your finished orders until that date.
We want to thank you for your patronage during the past five decades.
The Thomson Staff.

IN PRACTICE PROJECT SERIES: OPEN CALL FOR PROPOSALS

IN PRACTICE PROJECT SERIES: OPEN CALL FOR PROPOSALS

DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2007The In Practice project series supports artists in creating new work for exhibition at SculptureCenter. We invite artists to submit proposals for projects and installations to be presented beginning in the summer of 2007.The works and exhibitions created through this series include sculptural objects, installations, performances and artworks that operate between all of these disciplines.

Guidelines, an FAQ, and downloadable building floorplans and images may be found at www.sculpture-center.org/pe_ip_about.html.

Deadline:
January 15, 2007.
Your proposal must be in our office by this date.

Site visit dates:
December 2-3, 2006

Notification Date:
February 28, 2007

Questions? Email us at inpractice@sculpture-center.org.

La Dialectique Peut-Elle Casser Des Briques?(Can Dialectics Break Bricks?)

http://www.ubu.com/film/vienet_dialectics.html
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From bopsecrets.org

“Imagine a kung fu flick in which the martial artists spout Situationist aphorisms about conquering alienation while decadent bureaucrats ply the ironies of a stalled revolution. This is what you’ll encounter in René Viénet‘s outrageous refashioning of a Chinese fisticuff film. An influential Situationist, Viénet stripped the soundtrack from a run-of-the-mill Hong Kong export and lathered on his own devastating dialogue. . . . A brilliant, acerbic and riotous critique of the failure of socialism in which the martial artists counter ideological blows with theoretical thrusts from Debord, Reich and others. . . . Viénet’s target is also the mechanism of cinema and how it serves ideology.”

( via The Postmodern Anarchist )