[artinfo] Broodthaers Society of America presents Season 2 of L'oeil Vigilant

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Sat Oct 8 22:31:16 CEST 2016

Season 2 of L'oeil Vigilant-
a poetry magazine in the form of a surveillance feed for your smartphone

Broodthaers Society of America
520 West 143rd Street
New York, NY 10031

  Today is the launch of Season 2 of 
Vigilant , a poetry magazine in the form of a 
surveillance feed for your smartphone. The feed 
offers a view, in the foreground, of the 
streetlights just outside our South Bronx 
editorial offices. The background depicts the 
Robert F. Wagner Houses in Manhattan and the 
landing approach to La Guardia airport in Queens. 
All around, the ambient flow of sunlight, 
passenger jets, and municipal security lights are 
monitored 24/7. Also freight trains bound for the 
landfills of Pennsylvania loaded down with 
medical waste.

L'oeil Vigilant functions in monthly episodes 
written and designed by artists within the 
constraints of our surveillance apparatus: an 
Everfocus Ultra 720+ security camera with low 
light capability and a 60-160mm manual zoom lens 
connected to a Swann 4-3425H DVR. The DVR 
features SwannView Link security software with 
optional motion detection and sound. Based on 
each artist's instructions, we log into the 
apparatus and make daily visual and verbal 
adjustments to the camera, the time code, a 
moveable text box within the feed, and up to four 
rectilinear masks. Edited by Joe Scanlan, Season 
2 will take a reflexive bent and feature episodes 
by E L Burchfield, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Eileen 
Myles, Neeta Patel, Hirsch Perlman, A Tribe 
Called Quest, and Alice Yang.


MBnb is our ongoing engagement with the sharing 
economy that is in keeping with Marcel 
Broodthaers' enterprising spirit. The apartment 
is currently occupied by Jennifer Kidwell and 
Scott Sheppard, two theatre professionals who are 
in town performing Underground Railroad Game, 
their critically acclaimed play that is currently 
on an extended run at Ars Nova, New York.

The artists will be residence until November 15, 
when MBnb will return to its regular Airbnb 
bookings, public appointments, and private 
reading group sessions. Broodthaers fans from 
across the United States and around the world 
will once again be able to settle into MBnb's 
five-star amenities and enjoy secure access to 
our Broodthaers archive and related material.

<mailto:member at broodthaers.us>member at broodthaers.us
T 212 234 4174


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