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This: Call to commuters

a sample cell phone commuter image from Diedra Krieger

Diedra Krieger is looking for 25-sec. cell phone videos taken in the subway–documenting the daily commute. She will be using some of the submissions for her installation, MoVid, which is part of the upcoming Philadelphia Underground subway video festival, coming in October. All contributors will be credited. Post to the Facebook page or email videosubway@gmail.com. Deadline Sept 15, 2010. Yikes! That’s tomorrow! Philadelphia Underground will be a temporary public art installation at the Broad Street Underground Concourse (enter at Dilworth Plaza underneath City Hall),  Oct. 8,- 11, 2011, 5pm-10pm daily.

That: Allora & Calzadille picked for Biennale

from video of turtles floating in the Pearl River shipping lanes, by Allora & Calzadilla

Two collaborating artists with a political edge, Philadelphia native Jennifer Allora and Cuban native Guillermo Calzadilla, will represent the U.S. at the 45th Venice Biennale June 4 to Nov. 27, 2011. Selected by the Indianapolis Museum of art, the Puerto Rico-based artists will send six new works to the exhibit. The press release also mentions that the team also have been shortlisted for London’s 2011 Fourth Plinth commission.

The two showed in Philadelphia at Temple Gallery in the wonderful Empathetic exhibit in 2006.

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diedra krieger, jennifer allora and guillermo calzadilla, philadelphia underground, venice biennale 2011

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