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What:
Experimental Party DisInformation Center
Anarchic Entertainment for the Nation!
Presented by the US Department of Art & Technology (full press release below)
Works by: Mark Amerika, Jonah Brucker-Cohen, Andy Deck, Jeff Gates,
Jon Henry, Lynn Hershman, Gregory T. Kuhn, Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky
and '47,' Andrew Nagy, Randall Packer, Trace Reddell, Rick Silva, and
Wesley Smith. Convention coverage by Alexander Provan.

When:
Opening reception: "Propaganda Hospitality Suite," Sat., August 21st, 6-8pm
(Bring Your Own Propaganda BYOP)
Installation continues through Sept. 4, Tues. - Sat. 11am - 6pm
Closing reception: "Post-Mortem Lounge," Sat., Sept. 4, 6-8pm

Where:
LUXE gallery
24 W. 57th St., 5th Floor, #503
212.404.7455
New York City

Website:
http://www.experimentalparty.org

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Media Release
For Immediate Release: July 23, 2004
Contact: Press Secretary, Megan Morrow
510-547-2162
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EXPERIMENTAL PARTY DISINFORMATION CENTER
COMES TO NYC

WASHINGTON, DC - The Experimental Party DisInformation Center rolls
into New York City on Saturday, August 21st just ahead of the
Republican National Convention with its opening reception, entitled
"Propaganda Hospitality Suite," at LUXE Gallery, 24 West 57th Street,
NYC, 6 - 8 PM.

Politicos, press, protestors, Republicans, performance artists, and
the public will gather for a first look at the Experimental Party
DisInformation Center, a state-of-the-art media installation
presented by the US Department of Art & Technology. The exhibition
runs through Saturday, September 4th, when it will close with a
Post-Mortem Lounge from 6 - 8 PM.  Regular hours for the installation
are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 AM to 6 PM. On-line works and
additional information can be found at:
http://www.experimentalparty.org

The opening of the Experimental Party DisInformation Center will
bring together diverse elements of the politically-charged artists
and activists converging on New York for an evening of pre-convention
revelry, featuring special appearances by Axis of Eve, Billionaires
for Bush, Armed Artists of America (AAA), USA Exquisite Corpse, The
Secretary, and the Virtual Voice of America singing "God Bless
America." All artists and citizens are encouraged to "bring your own
propaganda" (BYOP).

Regarding the Experimental Party DisInformation Center, US DAT
Secretary Randall M. Packer stated, "We selected New York City to
stage a 'convention intervention' in order to subvert the ensuing
propaganda of the Republicans with our own techniques of media and
illusion.  Our decision will show that if you want to carry out
anarchic entertainment for the nation, there's no place better in the
world to do it than New York City during the Republican National
Convention!"

Secretary Packer has collaborated with US DAT staff artists
including: Mark Amerika, Jonah Brucker-Cohen, Jeff Gates, Jon Henry,
Lynn Hershman, Gregory T. Kuhn, Andrew Nagy, and Wesley Smith.
Additional works by Andy Deck, Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky and '47,'
Trace Reddell, and Rick Silva are also included. Convention coverage
by Alexander Provan and the Experimental News team.

Featured projects at the Experimental Party DisInformation Center include:

Media Deconstruction Kit (MDK): Live altering of broadcast news and
Convention coverage.
Society of the Spectacle (A Digital Remix): Ten-minute DVD art-loop by DJRABBI.
WetheBlog.org: Virtual community for media artists and cultural critics.
Homeland Insecurity Advisory System: Broadcasting the daily
governmental threat.
Awaken: A dark portrayal of the Spirit of America.
Abe Golam for President 2004 (A PolyVocal Remix): Politically reborn
avatar-candidate.

For on-line projects, information and photos visit
http://www.experimentalparty.org and http://www.usdat.us
LUXE Gallery: 24 W. 57th St., NYC, Tues - Sat. 11AM - 6PM, 212.404.7455

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About the US Department of Art & Technology
http://www.usdat.us

The US Department of Art and Technology is the United States
principal conduit for facilitating the artist's need to extend
aesthetic inquiry into the broader culture where ideas become real
action. It also serves the psychological and spiritual well-being of
all Americans by supporting cultural efforts that provide immunity
from the extension of new media technologies into the social sphere.

About the Experimental Party
http://www.experimentalparty.org

The Experimental Party - the "party of experimentation" -  is an
initiative that has been formed to activate citizens across the
country in an effort to bring the artists' message to center stage of
the political process. This is a political awakening, "representation
through virtualization" is the major political thrust - it is the
driving force.

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This event is part of the Imagine Festival of Arts, Issues & Ideas, a
citywide cultural festival, Aug 28 - Sept 2, designed to inspire,
instigate and support civic engagement through the arts.
http://www.imagine04.org