Art-Science Calendar of Events NYC

This calendar is an initiative of the Art Science Observatory, in collaboration with SciArt in America, Beautiful Brain, Ligo projects, Dactyl Foundation and other art/science organizations.


December 15-22, 2000

BookFair will sell limited editions and  hand-made bindings of poetry and literary fiction.

Studio Semester in New York and Empire State College

Dec 8 2000

Anniversary reception.

John Ashbery

December 6, 2000

A reception for  Your Name Here and Other Traditions by John Ashbery.

Carter Ratcliff & Kenneth Koch

November 28, 2000

A poetry reading of works by Carter Ratcliff and Kenneth Koch.

John Yau and Vincent Katz

Nov 16 2000

A poetry reading of works by John Yau and Vincent Katz.

The Palaver Transcription

October 19 2000

The Dactyl Foundation for the Arts & Humanities presents
Gad Hollander’s the palaver transcription, poetry screening
an experimental video utilizing voices, text, images, and ambient sound
derived from the book, The Palaver, by Gad Hollander & Andrew Bick.

Murmur Vol II

October 16 2000

Murmur journal, reception, volume ii includes works by Ashbery, Fletcher, Hollo, Ni Dhomhnaill, and Ramsdell.

Look of Love, documentary screening featuring Alex Weisenfeld

October 7, 2000

a mini digital documentary
Edited by Chris Scherwin

“The Look of Love”

by Alexandra Wiesenfeld, October 7th – November 4th, 2000


Alexandra Weisenfeld

October 7 – November 4 2000

An exhibition of works by Alexandra Weisenfeld including paintings, works on paper and a short film entitled The Look of Love (a digital mini-doc about the artist).


John Reed

September 28 2000

Reception for A Still Small Voice.

Open Mic

August 12 2000

Reception and Sign-up 7:00 pm
Scheduled Poets 8:00 pm
Jill Bernstein, Desiree Gordon, and James Parker
A film short by “Cory” 8:45
Open Mic 9:00 pm
Refreshments will be served

Artist Search Project

Sally, 1999 John Arruda

An Evolving Exhibition

The Artist Search Project is an exhibition-in-progress organized by Dactyl interns. We invite you to attend the first installment in July and return to view new works by emerging artists as the show progresses towards the final closing exhibition. The exhibition included works by John Arruda, Aaron Gilbert, Jackie Kingon, Jim Klein, Christina Park, Pam Smith, James Stuart, Jake Benton, Matthew Sinclair Kinney, and Emily Orling. [continue…]

Film Screening

May 15 2000

A screening of two titles Shirtsleeves by Bruce Bennett and Ode by Kelly Reichardt.

The Figures Press & Roof Press

May 12 2000

A book party for The Figures Press and Roof Press.

Chaos in literature, science and art

April 4 – 6, 2000

Chaos in literature, science and art. Sponsored by Pfizer Corporation &Herbert Lee Grayson Foundation Panel Discussion:

Tuesday, April 4th & Wednesday, April 5th, 6pm
Angus Fletcher
, CUNY on Spenser’s “Mutability Cantos”and the poetry of John Ashbery

Thursday, April 6th, 6pm John Ashbery, Bard College, poetry reading
Jim Crutchfield, Santa Fe Institute, on the physics of chaos
Joan Richardson, CUNY, on science & poetry
Angus Fletcher, CUNY, respondent

In history, chaos is anarchy, mutability, disorder, chance, indeterminacy, flux, non-linearity, entropy, irrational thought, creativity, destructive emotion and the primal source of all that is.


April 4-6 2000

Retrodiction  –The History of Chaos in Literature, Science and Art.

Retrodiction is a series of audio recordings designed for an Internet experience with visual, musical, interactive, and educational components. The series will explore the concept of chaos and the fundamental question: Do things happen by chance? or does nature govern by fixed laws? The goal is to increase public understanding of science through fiction, poetry, and philosophical writings. The project is a collaborative effort among Dactyl Foundation for the Arts and Humanities, the Santa Fe Institute, and the Art and Science Laboratory. [continue…]

The Antioch Review

Mar 30 2000

Reception for the Antioch Review with Cynthia Fuchs Epstein.

Artists 4 Ireland

March 16th 2000

St. Paddy’s Jam 2000, a poetry reading featuring Colum McCann, Tom Kelley and friends.

Raphael Rubinstein

March 14th 2000

A reading from The Letters of Alphaville by Raphael Rubinstein.

Peter Begley

March 4th – April 1 2000

Sculpture exhibition by  Peter Begley.

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“The Gods Of Times Square”

February 28th 2000

“The Gods of Times Square” is a documentary by Richard Sandler.

Mei-mei Berssenbrugge and Krysia Jopek

February 10th 2000

A poetry reading of works by Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge and Krysia Jopek.

Dactyl Screening Room Benefit

January 24th 2000

Honorary Chair: John Ashbery

Curators: John Bissell, Willem Dafoe, Sean Gullette, Lyle Hysen, Elizabeth LeCompte, David Levine, Kate Valk. Committee: Anurag Bhargava co-chair, Debra Scherer co-chair, Henry Buhl, Michael Caruso, Tom Fontana, Massi Ghausi, Agnes Gund, Eva Herzigova, Sarah Lee, Rick Montgomery, David Sussman, Hillary & Bradley Thomas, David Thorpe, Jed Weintrob. Projects: Darren Aronofsky, Peter Care, Larry Clark, James Crutchfield, Jim Findlay, Michael Galinsky, Suki Hawley, Lewis Klahr, Ken Kobland, Alex McDowell, Jon Moritsugu, Ret.Inevitable, Richard Sandler, Leslie Thornton, Todd Solondz, Brett Vapnek, The Wooster Group.