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MEDITATION/MEDIATION PROJECT

For years now Daniel Rothbart has carried twenty metal vessels of varying dimensions to different countries around the world. When he identifies an interesting environment, Rothbart arranges the vessels within it and documents the scene with photographs. The objects, thanks to the intervention of unpredictable outside factors, are filled with transient meanings that open them to new interpretations and effectively shift their meaning as signifiers. The transitory nature of meaning, uncertainty, nomadism, and geographic and semantic uprooting are central elements to Daniel Rothbart's project.

View Video: Daniel Rothbart Artist's Talk, Exit Art, NYC, 6.17.06

Since the 1990s, Rothbart's work has focused on how meaning is attributed to situations and how that meaning inevitably shifts. Meditation/Mediation investigates the rapport between object and context and different identities (artist, work, public), which leave his overall project in an unpredictable state of flux that is constantly redefined.

-Carla Subrizi

PERFORMANCE COLLABORATION

For the performance, three large metal vessels are installed in a site. Participants and members of the public are invited to sound one of the vessels and then improvise in a manner of their own choosing. The performance is complete after each participant has sounded the vessel a second time.

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To date participants have included:

ARTIST DATE VENUE LOCATION
Ala of Tel Aviv 12/29/03 Dizengoff Square Tel Aviv, Israel
Algerian Entertainer 12/30/03 Dan Panorama Hotel Eilat, Israel
ALIENS 09/07/12 Citydrift Bushwick Brooklyn, New York
Alligator Tears 07/06/06 Everglades Everglades, Florida
amerigo mackeral and the octave doktors 08/30/12 Roger Smith Penthouse New York, New York
Kathleen Anderson 09/23/06 Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art Peekskill, New York
BabySkinGlove 08/23/12 Roger Smith Penthouse New York, New York
Diana Barnes-Brown 09/23/06 Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art Peekskill, New York
Wayne Bartlett 02/15/04 The Borowsky Gallery - Gersman Y Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Wolfgang Becker 10/27/12 Hot Springs Sieben Quellen, Germany
Offer Ben Amos 12/29/03 The Herzliya Artist's Residence Gallery Herzliya, Israel
Bambi Ben Gur 12/29/03 The Herzliya Artist's Residence Gallery Herzliya, Israel
Max Blagg 04/24/05 Rogersmitharts The Lab Gallery New York, New York
Jonah Bokaer 10/22/11 MUSECPMI New York, New York
Achille Bonito Oliva 07/08/03 Private Residence Rome, Italy
Boshko Bosković 08/08/11 Daniel Rothbart Studio Brooklyn, New York
Ivan Bosković 10/20/12 stattberlin Berlin, Germany
Jeff Burns 08/30/12 Roger Smith Penthouse New York, New York
Soledad Cabrera 12/31/06 Playa de Huatulco Huatulco, Mexico
Alessandro Castiglioni 05/23/08 Galleria Il Ponte Florence, Italy
Camel Farmers  01/02/04 Camel Ranch Wadi Shlomo, Israel
Catherine Cattaneo 03/02/06 Galerie Depardieu Nice, France
Eva Coen 06/28/03 Fondazione Baruchello Rome, Italy
Samm Cohen 09/07/12 Citydrift Bushwick Brooklyn, New York
Beni Cori  12/29/03 The Herzliya Artist's Residence Gallery Herzliya, Israel
Adrian Dannatt 03/28/05 Jungle Red Studios New York, New York
Micha Das Bach 10/20/12 stattberlin Berlin, Germany
Liam Davis 10/22/11 MUSECPMI New York, New York
Dawn Dedeaux 11/05/08 KK Projects New Orleans, Louisiana
Christian Depardieu 07/09/04 Galerie Depardieu Nice, France
Emma Donnelly 08/30/12 Roger Smith Penthouse New York, New York
Danika Druttman 10/22/11 MUSECPMI New York, New York
Columbia Fiero 09/23/06 Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art Peekskill, New York
Gabbi Ford 06/28/03 Fondazione Baruchello Rome, Italy
Francis Ford 06/28/03 Fondazione Baruchello Rome, Italy
Gilbert Gay-Parme 07/08/04 Galerie Depardieu Nice, France
Varda Genossar 12/29/03 The Herzliya Artist's Residence Gallery Herzliya, Israel
Marco Di Giovanni 05/23/08 Galleria Il Ponte Florence, Italy
Zoè Gruni 05/23/08 Galleria Il Ponte Florence, Italy
Ian Gunn 06/28/03 Fondazione Baruchello Rome, Italy
Anthony Haden-Guest 04/24/05 Rogersmitharts The Lab Gallery New York, New York
Heide Hatry 09/23/06 Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art Peekskill, New York
Aaron Howard 08/30/12 Roger Smith Penthouse New York, New York
Richard Humann 10/22/11 MUSECPMI New York, New York
Astrit Ismaili 12/30/12 Irving Square Park Brooklyn, NY
Alan Jones 06/28/03 Fondazione Baruchello Rome, Italy
Hélène Jourdan-Gassin 07/09/04 Galerie Depardieu Nice, France
Elana Katz 10/20/12 stattberlin Berlin, Germany
Michael Kennedy 11/05/03 Westward Ho! Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, Nevada
John Knowles 04/24/05 Daniel Rothbart Studio Brooklyn, New York
L. Brandon Krall 04/24/05 Rogersmitharts The Lab Gallery New York, New York
Elïs Künzli 07/08/04 Galerie Depardieu Nice, France
Rachel Laibson 02/15/04 The Borowsky Gallery - Gersman Y Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Miliča Lapcević 06/09/11 The Cultural Centre of Belgrade Belgrade, Serbia
Alison Levy 09/23/06 Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art Peekskill, New York
Abraham Lubelski 04/24/05 Rogersmitharts The Lab Gallery New York, New York
Francesco Lucrezi 06/28/03 Fondazione Baruchello Rome, Italy
Radomir Marinković 06/08/11 Knez Mihailova Belgrade, Serbia
Marina Markovic 06/09/11 The Cultural Centre of Belgrade Belgrade, Serbia
Francine Hunter McGivern 06/28/03 Fondazione Baruchello Rome, Italy
Kata Mejia 10/22/11 MUSECPMI New York, New York
Dovrat Meron 10/20/12 stattberlin Berlin, Germany
Larry Miller 04/24/05 Rogersmitharts The Lab Gallery New York, New York
Mississippi River 05/11/04 Woldenberg Park New Orleans, Louisiana
Sukran Moral 06/28/03 Fondazione Baruchello Rome, Italy
Sarah Moskowitz 08/30/12 Roger Smith Penthouse New York, New York
Bernardino Nardi 05/23/08 Galleria Il Ponte Florence, Italy
Ana Nedeljković 06/09/11 The Cultural Centre of Belgrade Belgrade, Serbia
Bailey Catherine Dorothea Nolan 08/23/12 Roger Smith Penthouse New York, New York
Ana Novaković 10/22/11 MUSECPMI New York, New York
Valery Oisteanu 04/24/05 Rogersmitharts The Lab Gallery New York, New York
YOKO ONO 06/28/03 Fondazione Baruchello Rome, Italy
Dana Parnas 12/29/03 The Herzliya Artist's Residence Gallery Herzliya, Israel
Enrico Pedrini 11/15/03 Subway Train Yard Queens, New York
John Perreault 04/24/05 Rogersmitharts The Lab Gallery New York, New York
Giordano Pozzi 06/28/03 Fondazione Baruchello Rome, Italy
Lucio Pozzi 06/28/03 Fondazione Baruchello Rome, Italy
Maria Roccasalva 06/28/03 Fondazione Baruchello Rome, Italy
Mimmo Roselli 05/23/08 Galleria Il Ponte Florence, Italy
Douglas Rosenberg 08/17/04 Cornfield Oregon, Wisconsin
Rubin of New Orleans 05/09/04 Jackson Square New Orleans, Louisiana
Blake Dalton Sandberg 09/07/12 Citydrift Bushwick Brooklyn, New York
Frank Schroder 06/28/03 Fondazione Baruchello Rome, Italy
Bettina Sellmann 04/24/05 Rogersmitharts The Lab Gallery New York, New York
Matthew Semler 10/26/11 MUSECPMI New York, New York
Farid Abu Shakra 12/29/03 The Herzliya Artist's Residence Gallery Herzliya, Israel
Todd Shalom 10/22/11 MUSECPMI New York, New York
Bernardo Skolnik 12/29/03 The Herzliya Artist's Residence Gallery Herzliya, Israel
Cindy Smith 10/22/11 MUSECPMI New York, New York
Nadine Spinoza 06/28/03 Fondazione Baruchello Rome, Italy
Lili Spizzichino 06/28/03 Fondazione Baruchello Rome, Italy
Boris Šribar 06/09/11 The Cultural Centre of Belgrade Belgrade, Serbia
Marija Stanković 10/20/12 stattberlin Berlin, Germany
Lisa Stertz 10/20/12 stattberlin Berlin, Germany
Livia Straus 09/23/06 Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art Peekskill, New York
Lisa Paul Streitfeld 04/24/05 Rogersmitharts The Lab Gallery New York, New York
Carla Subrizi 06/28/03 Fondazione Baruchello Rome, Italy
Thoth 11/21/11 Irving Square Park Brooklyn, New York
Chris Twomey 10/22/11 MUSECPMI New York, New York
Martha Wilson 03/24/05 Jungle Red Studios New York, New York
Junko Yamasaki 07/09/04 Galerie Depardieu Nice, France
Ana Zaballata 12/27/04 San Lorenzo Albarrados Mexico
Michael Zheng 10/20/12 stattberlin Berlin, Germany