Vol1. / Issue3



Gregory Alvarez

Master of motion graphics in the 3rd dimension.







John Austin

John Austin's music includes works for orchestra, solo piano, chorus and various chamber ensembles and had been performed widely in Chicago and elsewhere, including the Tanglewood, Aspen and Door County, Wisconsin, festivals. Recent works include Journeys, a setting of seven American poems for alto saxphone, chamber chorus, speakers, percussion, celesta and piano, and Preludes, for solo bassoon and brass septet. Austin studied composition with Roy Harris, Robert Lombardo at Roosevelt University (M.M., 1973) and Ralph Shapey at the University of Chicago (Ph.D. 1981). Inquiries: John Austin, 2801 Girard Ave., Evanston, IL 60201.





Bradley Bailey

Bradley Bailey is a doctoral candidate at Case Western Reserve University. In 2002, Bradley will be teaching a class on postmodern art at Cleveland State University, in addition to being an adjunct professor at Baldwin-Wallace College in Ohio.






Robert Barnes

Robert Myrrden Barnes was born in 1934 and became an acclaimed flyweight boxer in Chicago before the age of seventeen. Neither an abstract nor a realist painter, from early on he was inspired by writers like James Joyce. Mafia-affiliations in NY in the 1950's; acquaintance with a number of Surrealists, incl. Duchamp, Matta, and Max Ernst. Studying and showing his art in the US and Europe (mostly London and Paris, later Umbria, Italy), he accepted a professor position at Indiana University, Bloomington, in 1964. Recently settled in Maine and elected member of the Academy of Design, he continues to have sold-out shows in both New York and Chicago.





Michael Betancourt
Michael Betancourt is an artist currently pursuing an interdisciplinary Ph.D. at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, which he expects to finish this fall.


Sanford Biggers

photo: Zachery James Larner

A native of Los Angeles, California, Sanford Biggers has been a resident of New York since 1999. He has been widely exhibiting his work internationally over the last few years while reviews of his art have been featured in numerous art magazines and newspapers. An accomplished musician, Mr. Biggers often incorporates performative elements into his sculptures. Biggers has won several awards including a Rema Hort Mann Foundation Award Grant; a James Nelson Raymond Fellowship from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council World Views Artist In Residence program in 2001; PS 1 National Studio Program, the Studio Museum in Harlem Artist in Residence (AIR) program in 2000. Exhibitions in New York included "Freestyle," curated by Thelma Golden at the Studio Museum in Harlem. This year, Biggers will be presented in the 2002 Whitney Biennial and have two solo exhibitions in California and Texas. He will also participate in a two month residency at the Trafo Gallery in Budapest, Hungary. Biggers currently is the instructional coordinator of the Saturday Outreach program at Cooper Union.









Paul Carroll
Paul Carroll (1927-1996) was born in Chicago, and earned his M.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago in 1952. He was the editor of Chicago Review, Big Table Magazine and Chicago Magazine during the 60s. His poems and interviews appeared in various journals around the country, such as Accent, Chicago Sun Times, Big Table, Black Mountain Review, Chicago Daily News, Chicago Review, New York Herald-Tribune Book Section, The New Republic, The New Yorker, and Paris Review. His had published many books including New and Selected Poems, The Luke Poems, Chicago Tales, and Straight Poets I've known & Loved..., etc. Mr. Carroll taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago and retired as Professor Emeritus of English. His papers are archived in special collection at the Regen Stein Library in the University of Chicago. The Poetry Center of Chicago is currently in an expansive development involving publication of Mr. Carroll and the Big Table. sculpt@skybest.com








Ya-Ling Chen

Ya-Ling Chen is managing editor of Tout-Fait, and researcher at the Art Science Research Laboratory in New York City. She used to serve as executive editor and writer for Life magazine, a quarter-annual publication focusing on art, architecture, and social concerns in Taiwan. She has MA in Art History from Queens College of the City University of New York, and is currently working on her doctoral study in Art and Art Education at the Teachers College, Columbia University.




Michael Enßlen
Michael Enßlen, PhD in Philosophy, studied theoretical physics and philosophy in Marburg and Heidelberg. He is one of the general editors of the Heidelberger Hefte and member of the board of the Heidelberg Society of Humanities and Social Sciences. His research focuses on Kant, Adorno and the philosophy of art. Currently he is editing jointly with Elsbeth Kneuper respectively with Gianluca Garelli books on war and subjectivity and on the reception of German philosophy in Italy. He also plans a research project on Duchamp and the philosophy of art.







Sarah Kilborne
Sarah Skinner Kilborne is an author, editor and translator. She has translated Robert Lebel, Jean Clair, Jean Suquet and Andre Gervais for Toutfait. She has won several awards for her non-fiction, including the William Faulkner Award for the Personal Essay. She is published by Knopf and Simon & Schuster. She lives in New York City.





Michael Gamburg

Mr. Gamburg has performed with the Florida Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony and Chicago's Lyric Opera and is currently a member of the Colorado Symphony and the Chicago's Grant Park Orchestra.


André Gervais
A poet and essayist, André Gervais teaches literature at the Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR). He is the author of two books: La raie alitée d'effets. Apropos of Marcel Duchamp, Montréal, Hurtubise HMH, coll. "Brèches," 1984, and C'est. Marcel Duchamp dans "la fantaisie heureuse de l'histoire," Nîmes, Éditions Jacqueline Chambon, coll. "Rayon Art," 2000. He also is the editor of Entretiens avec Marcel Duchamp (one book and two CDs), by Georges Charbonnier, Marseille, André Dimanche éditeur, 1994. Andre_Gervais@uqar.qc.ca





Thomas Girst
Thomas Girst is research manager at the not-for-profit Art Science Research Laboratory, New York, and co-publisher of the Berlin-based Die Aussenseite des Elementes, a semi-annual compilation of contemporary international art and literature. He occasionally writes fiction and is the editor-in-chief of this online journal. His articles have appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines in the U.S., Canada and Germany. He studied Art History, American and German Studies at Hamburg University (MA) and NYU and is currently working on his PhD.







Roberto Giunti
Roberto Giunti is mathematics teacher in Brescia (Italy). He published several pedagogical books and articles. His major research field is Klee's work, especially from a mathematical viewpoint. He showed several and meaningful contact points between Klee's thought and modern biological and mathematical concepts, also using computer simulation with biomathematical models. Currently he is studying the relations between the art of the first half of the 900's and the emergence of the so called complexity sciences. His interest in duchampian studies fits into this context.






Stephen Jay Gould

Stephen Jay Gould is the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Professor of Geology at Harvard University and Curator for Invertebrate Paleontology at the university's Museum of Comparative Zoology. He also serves as the Vincent Astor Visiting Professor of Biology at New York University. He is the Co-director and founder of Art Science Research Laboratory, New York City.





Lanier Graham
Lanier Graham began his curatorial career at New York's Museum of Modern Art. While there he played chess with Duchamp and dedicated to him his first book, Chess Sets (1968). Graham has written and published a large number of articles, books, and catalogues on Modern art and philosophy, as well as world art and sacred symbolism. His research focuses on relationships between traditional art and Modern art, especially symbolism of the transcendent. He has taught Art History, Religious Studies, and Museum Studies at several institutions including the University of California, Berkeley. He now teaches Art History at California State University, Hayward, where he also directs the University Art Gallery. His most recent exhibition there was "Marcel Duchamp: Artist-Humorist-Philosopher."






Glenn Harvey

Glenn Harvey has earned a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, an MA in Fine Art, and an MA in the History of Modern Art and Theory. (He has exhibited, but finds such exercises a bit hammy). He considers himself an amateur breather + train traveler, artist. He is presently living on the fringes of England's Constable. He works for a living in London as a railway stations manager (to avoid the art scene as much as possible though not through distaste). He has aspirations to do nothing but read and do things vaguely related to what might be called art - (A proposal for a PhD on Duchamp at the University of Essex is, like the trains, is being delayed).







Davin Heckman
Davin Heckman is working on his PhD in American Culture Studies at Bowling Green State University. When Davin isn't busy feeding himself to seagulls http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/tbacig/studproj/is3099/skyburial/suit.html, he can be found working as editor for the forthcoming e-journal www.reconstruction.ws and as a tech editor for www.rhizomes.net.






Thomas Hirschhorn
Born in 1957 in Bern, Switzerland, Thomas Hirschhorn lives and works in Paris since 1984. One of Europe's most important contemporary artist, he received his formal training at the Schule für Gestaltung, Zurich, between 1978 and 1983. In the year 2000, he was the recipient of the Prix Marcel Duchamp, Paris and solo exhibitions in 2001 were held, among others, at the Kunsthaus, Zurich, and the Centre Pompidou, Paris. Other venues include the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, and the Guggenheim Museum, New York. Hirschhorn has been featured in Parkett in 1999 and was the subject of many cover-stories of international art magazines and newspapers.





Kirk Hughey
Kirk Hughey is a painter now living in Paris after long-term residence in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His work has been shown internationally in over 50 one-man exhibitions and is represented in many public and private collections. He is currently developing a series of paintings entitled Shibuyi, abstractions based on Japanese haboku; completing a long poem, Runner, and a collection of essays, From the Garden. He holds an M.A. from St. John's College and is profiled in Who's Who in American Art.





Brian Hundley
Brian Hundley was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1976. He received a BFA in Studio Art (Painting) at SWT University, in San Marcos Texas in 1998 and currently resides in Austin, Texas where he is exhibiting work in galleries, shooting for local magazines, and filming an underground digital movie. He plans to apply to an MFA Transmedia program at the University of Texas in February 2002.




Antoinette LaFarge
Antoinette LaFarge is an artist, writer and Assistant Professor of Digital Media in the Studio Art department at the University of California, Irvine. With a particular interest in fictive realities, she is the founder and director of the Museum of Forgery, a virtual institution dedicated to promoting an  appreciation of the aesthetics of forgery.  She is also the founder and director of the Plaintext Players, an online improvisational performance troupe that has appeared at numerous international venues, including the 1997 Venice Biennale and documenta X. In 2000, she worked with theater director Robert Allen and the Plaintext Players to create "The Roman Forum," a hybrid online/offline event focusing on the U.S. presidential campaign, and she is currently working on "Roman Forum II". Her writing has appeared in several books as well as in such publications as Wired, Leonardo,  and Gnosis.






Lyn Merrington
Lyn Merrington is a practicing artist who works sculpturally with light, glass and water. Lyn also paints. Lyn is currently writing a PhD thesis: Marcel Duchamp - from the fous littéraires to visual folly, at the University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia. What did Roussel say about Perth? Hmm.





Robert Morgan
Mr. Morgan performs widely in the Chicago area. He is a member of the Lyric Opera Orchestra, Symphony and the Music of the Baroque ensemble. Mr. Morgan teaches in the DePaul School of Music.


Timothy Phillips

Timothy Phillips received a general education from Upper Canada College and the University of Toronto, Canada. He received his art education at the Slade School (University of London), the Byam Sha School (London), the Grande Chaumière (Paris), and the Academy Simi (Florence). He has studied under Salvador Dali, Pietro Annigoni and Augustus John. He has had showings in London, Paris and New York; collections in Spain, Germany, the UK, the US and Canada; and commissions from the Commissioner of Mauritius (to the Republic of South Africa), the late Maxime Series, and numerous clients in Canada and the UK.




Diane Ragains
A champion of new music, Diane Regains is noted for her wide repertoire in performances with such groups as the Chicago Opera Theater, the Contemporary Chamber Players of the University of Chicago and the Grant Park Orchestra. Ms. Ragains teaches in the School of Music at the University of Illinois at De Kalb.


Elena Del Rivero

Photo: Kyle Brooks
Elena del Rivero's art concerns itself with whether work becomes daily routine or daily routine becomes work. Her work connotes the domestic, the everyday. For the last five years, she has been involved in labor-intensive multi-media installations. Born in Valencia (Spain), she arrived in the USA in 1991. Both a Creative Capital Foundation grant and a NYFA were awarded to her this year. Her education includes printmaking, painting, and English literature from institutions in Spain and England, and she has participated in several solo and group exhibitions, including the Drawing Center (NYC) and the Reina Sofia (Madrid).






Roger I. Rothman
Ph.D. Art History, Columbia University, 2000 Dissertation: "Irony, Melancholy and the Avant-Garde: Francis Picabia, Gorgio de Chirico, Rene Magritte" Currently: Assistant Professor of Art, Agnes Scott College.







Donald Shambroom
Donald Shambroom is a writer and artist. He studied philosophy and painting at Yale University. Since 1968, when he read Calvin Tomkins' The World of Marcel Duchamp during a high school physics class, he has been inspired and encouraged to paint by Duchamp's decision to give it up. His work has been acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. A recent series of paintings, "The Juggler of Gravity," depicts a figure based on himself who is flying, falling or suspended in space.





Rhonda Roland Shearer
Rhonda Roland Shearer, New York artist and Director of Art Science Research Laboratory, has been represented by the Wildenstein Gallery since 1986. Shearer has had numerous exhibitions including a museum tour, in the mid-1990s.





Robert Slawinski
A 3-D Modeler and animator at the Art and Science Research Lab in New York. He holds a MS in electrical engineering and a MFA in reanimating pixels in 3D space and for some time now even in 4D.





Peter Valentine
Peter Valentine is a playwright living in Brooklyn, New York. He holds a BA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, 1993. He is unsure about future plans and maintains a marvelous web site: hungry, but scared.






Bastiaan David van der Velden
Bastiaan David van der Velden studied law at the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands (1990 -1995) and Paris (1995). He now works at the University of Amsterdam as law faculty. He is a PhD student, researching the legal position of minority languages, he is also an exhibition organizer, specializing in avant-garde. He has been published in journals including Infosurr (Paris) and has coorganized exhibitions such as Toorop-Fernhout, Centraal museum, Utrecht (The Netherlands) (including a text in the catalogue). He has also designed the weblog.





Olav Velthuis
Olav Velthuis studied Economics and Art history at the University of Amsterdam, and Sociology at Princeton University. He taught economics and art history at the College for Economic Studies and Erasmus University, Rotterdam. At the latter department, he is currently finishing a Ph.D. Dissertation on the market for contemporary art in Amsterdam and New York. Velthuis writes about art and economics for Dutch media.






Lauren Wilcox
Lauren Wilcox is currently pursuing both a B.A. and B.S. in computer science and a minor in mathematics at Columbia University. Her interests lie in the merging of technology and the visual arts, while keeping with traditional craft like approaches, aesthetics and ideas. Her interest in Marcel Duchamp led her to the Art Science Research Lab, where she has been interning since July this year. Lauren also enjoys taking studio art classes and studying aspects of mathematics and engineering in terms of their theoretical roles in the visual arts.






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