Monday, November 2, 2015

MoMA Interactions Workshops, Hyperallergic Review, Central Booking Gallery

September and October have been filled with interactive art making for DOEprojekts!
MoMA Interactions Workshops

We continue to explore the hybridity of images using our Coreforms and sound through MoMA's Interactions Workshops. We developed interactive keyboard-like panels using conductive paint and our Hybr pins and pendants. 

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Gestures of Hybridity at Central Booking (NYC) Gallery
Central Booking Gallery hosted two "Gestures of Hybridity" interactive drawings in their exhibition "Old Tech New Tech" curated by gallery director Maddy Rosenberg. 

The exhibition, and DOEprojekts' work, was favorably reviewed by Melissa Stern in the popular art blog Hyperallergic. Stern's review may be read here

DOEprojekts (Deborah Adams Doering and Glenn N. Doering) also coordinated and moderated Central Booking NYC's October 1 artist panel. Multidisciplinary artists on the panel were: Marianne R. Petit, Alexandra Limpert, and Trish Mackenzie (Inter-space Lab).

Thank you, thank you, to and all those who have supported our work. Please keep in touch with us through or through our blog (RSS feed) and websites! We look forward to hearing from you!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Werkstadt-Berlin, Neukölln's Kulturverein, hosts "Gestures of Hybridity" Installation and Workshop

Werkstadt-Berlin, a community art and culture organization in the Neu Kölln neighborhood of Berlin, hosted DOEprojekts' "Gestures of Hybridity" installation and workshop during the last two weeks of August 2015.
"Gestures of Hybridity" graphite drawings are "played" by participants when they touch a custom brass stylus to various parts of the drawings. 


The drawings are a hybrid of visual imagery and sound. The experience of playing visual images is used by DOEprojekts (Deborah and Glenn Doering) as a point of departure in their workshops that explore "hybridity" as a cultural keyword.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Creative Time Summit at la Biennale di Venezia — New and Historical Perspectives on Art, Culture, Politics, Society

DOEprojekts attended the Creative Time Summit held in the Teatro Alle Tese, Arsenale, Venice, from August 11 -13, 2015. This 2015 Summit is the first conference of artists at the 56th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, titled All the World's Futures. The Summit's artist-presenters addressed many social justice issues seen through the lens of curriculum — learning, education, and "knowledge production."

The Summit's keynote speakers included Amy Goodman from Democracy Now!, an independent global news source. Goodman gave a graphic account of her experiences in the 70's, as a journalistic eye-witness to the East Timor genocide. 

In another keynote presentation, artist Mariam Ghani interviewed her father, Ashraf Ghani, the recently elected President of Afghanistan (via Skype link). Her questions and his answers focused on the roles of education and artistic creativity in the Ghani administration.

Throughout the three days, international artists-activists-scholars presented their work, including: Kunlé AdeyemiHope Ginsberg, Emily Jacir, Koyo Kouoh, Pedro Lasch, Tina Sherwell, Antonio Negri, Gregory Sholette, and Joshua Wong.

Round table discussions were held on the third day of the Summit, providing a forum for speakers, moderators, and attendees to share stories and email addresses. An Open Mic at the end of the Summit allowed anyone to share praise, criticism and/or a personal anecdote from the stage.

A review of the Summit on the blog Hyperallergic may be found here.

During breaks and after the summit, DOEprojekts (Deborah and Glenn Doering) visited many of the Biennale's pavilions and installations. We participated in the work "Sustainable Identities" by Cseke Szilárd at the Hungarian Pavilion in the Giardini. (Below: "Coreforms" progressive drawing at "Sustainable Identities" )

Also noteworthy was the South African pavilion titled "What remains is tomorrow." We were especially moved by a text work titled "Racist in South Africa" by SA artist William Boshoff. The work may be seen here

Of our many excellent experiences in South Africa this summer, only one was destructive. Our rental car was attacked by a man in Johannesburg -- an attempted car-jacking which destroyed some of our equipment, physically wounded us, and caused us to be hospitalized. This unfortunate act of violence, gave us empathy for ALL the people of South Africa. 

We also would like to say that many South African friends and acquaintances have given us devoted care and stimulating collaboration — we look forward to a better TOMORROW not only for South Africa, but for our "global village." We thank Creative Time Summit and la Biennale di Venezia for an inspiring 3 day conference and ongoing artist exhibition venue.

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Monday, August 3, 2015

DOEprojekts (DOE) + Keiskamma Art Project (KAP) Explore Lines, Shapes, Colors, Textures, Tones — and Coreforms — in Hamburg, South Africa

In a series of six workshops, DOEprojekts and Keiskamma Art Project artists explored various expressions of lines, shapes, colors, textures and tones through creative exercises and critiques of each participants' work and the work of other contemporary international artists.

DOE's Coreforms (zeros, ones, hyphens, tildes and periods— also known as circles, horizontal and vertical lines, swashes and points) were also discussed and explored as a basis for ongoing collaboration between DOE+KAP artist groups. Several new and unique combination of Coreforms emerged as potential expressions for forthcoming art pieces.

DOEprojekts (Deborah Adams Doering + Glenn N. Doering) thank Keiskamma Art Project workshop participants: Veronica Betani, Lindiswa Gedze, Noseti Makhubalo, Sinovuyo Makhubalo, Siyabonga Maswana, Noluntu Mavela, Sanela Maxengana, Cebo Mvubu, Nomfusi Nkani, Avumile (Avis) Nyongo and also KAP founder/director/artist Carol Hofmeyr and visiting professor Nicola Ashmore.

The DOE+KAP workshop was funded in part by a matching grant with generous contributions by the Carreon-Royer Family, the Whitten Family, and the Moody Family. We are very grateful to these and other individual patrons for supporting our workshops.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Printmaking and Exhibiting in South Africa — Johannesburg, Grahamstown, Cape Town

DOEprojekts (Deborah Adams Doering and Glenn N. Doering) is pleased and privileged to create an edition of prints at the renowned Artist Proof Studio in Johannesburg. We were assisted by APS master printmakers Sara-Aimee Verity and silkscreen printer Alex Vosloo. We created a hybrid print consisting of our Coreforms (zero, one, hyphen, tilde, period) and also forms that are used by the KAP artists who we will visit and collaborate with in the next few weeks in Hamburg, SA.

We were also very pleased for our "DOE+KAP • Birds+Leaves" silk-screen print to be included in the Kalk Bay Modern gallery in Cape Town.

Other fine art print-related experiences included meeting with master printmaker and Rhodes University professor, Dominic Thorburn.  Prof. Thorburn introduced us to printmaking facilities at the university and showed us several editions related to recent exhibitions. We also met with artist/printmaker Morné Visagie at Warren Editions -- Warren Editions has a great number of international artists who publish editions in their Cape Town print facilities, many with a highly conceptual and performative aspect to their work.

Our work was also displayed as part of the Grahamstown Fringe Festival at Bon Tempo, a gallery that has a unique priapic emphasis to many of their exhibitions. We have also continued to show our "Gestures of Hybridity" sound drawings in various venues, as we journey from east to west (and then back east to Hamburg) in South Africa during the month of July.

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Gestures of Hybridity — Traveling to South Africa and Germany with Support from Patrons

DOEprojekts (Deborah Adams Doering and Glenn N. Doering) will travel to South Africa in July and Germany in August. We will exhibit our "Gestures of Hybridity" sound drawings in private and public spaces and invite participation from artists that we know and many others who we meet along the way.
We are especially pleased to collaborate with the artists and artisans of the Keiskamma Art Project. We look forward to continuing our unique visual dialogue that began in 2006 when we were introduced to KAP's work in the USA.
Our collaborative work continued when DOEprojekts travelled to South Africa in 2010. It grew enormously when DOE+KAP worked together for 13 weeks in Kassel, Germany during the time of Documenta 13. And now, we continue DOE+KAP collaborative efforts in 2015 in South Africa, with not only visual imagery, but sound as well. The Keiskamma Music Academy provided the sound for some of DOEprojekts' graphite sound drawings and we have been influenced by KAP's globally-appropriated imagery as well.

Since 2000, Keiskamma Art Project artists and artisans have artistically appropriated imagery from a wide range of Modern artists. They have also been influenced by the stunning floral and fauna of South Africa, and have a developed a distinct imagery of their own. DOEprojekts is proud and pleased to create collaborative works with this unique and talented group of artists. We will be bringing our custom-printed fabrics, reflecting the colors in the flag of South Africa, Germany, the USA, and many other countries, peppered with the small "Gestures of Hybridity" iconic forms. Additional fabric is uniquely DOE+KAP.
In preparation for our exhibitions and workshops overseas, we have continued to conduct our studio workshops in New York City that explore expanded dimensions of the Coreforms and Keywords that ground DOEprojekts' art and cultural practice. 
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

1:54 African Contemporary and Frieze Art Fairs — Fast Forward to the Future

DOEprojekts was pleased to view and participate in several art projects and cultural programs offered by 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair NYC and Frieze NYC.

At 1:54 African Art Fair, we spoke with Lisa Brittan, gallerist, Axis Gallery, NYC, and Ugochukus-Smooth Nzewi, Ph.D, Curator of African Art at the Hood Museum of Art, NH. 
Dr. Nzewi moderated a lively and informative presentation by both Lisa Brittan and Mariane Ibrahim-Lenhardt, Director of Mariane Ibrahim Gallery in Seattle, WA. Both Ms. Brittan and Ms. Ibrahim-Lenhardt spoke about various artists all over the world, including Africa, who work across many social and cultural boundaries — both women affirmatively used the word "hybrid" in their presentations.

Frieze NYC advertises itself as one of the world's leading art fairs, complete with "cutting-edge" high-priced art objects. 
DOEprojekts especially enjoyed the participatory programs at Frieze this year including Pia Camil's Wearing-Watching (we appreciated the gift of two free wearable fabrics -- although we waited in line for an hour to choose them), a Tribute to the Flux-Labyrinth (1976-2015), Korakrit Arunanondchai's Denim Massage Chairs (a definite favorite after walking-walking-walking for 2 days), and Aki Sasamoto's Coffee/Tea. We thank these artists, and Frieze, for offering participatory art experiences and free art objects. You are inspirational to our conceptual and socially-engaged art practice!
Also inspirational was the generosity of our "Gestures of Hybridity" 3Arts Matching Grant Supporters. We thank all of you from the absolute center of our hearts! With your support, we exceeded our matching-grant target, receiving 133% of our goal. We will be using these funds to conduct studio workshops in Hamburg, South Africa, and Berlin, Germany during summer 2015, as well as other ongoing workshops in NYC. We will keep you informed through this blog and our Facebook page. 
Above are the "thank you" art/objects we offer to our supporters — and we are always hoping to share our work with both familiar and new viewers and supporters. Please keep in touch with us through or through our blog (RSS feed) and websites! Thank you, thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you!
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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Gestures of Hybridity – 3Arts Matching Grant

DOEprojekts is pleased to have been awarded a matching grant by!  Please watch our 3-minute video at:
We have a selection of art objects and opportunities that will serve to "thank you" for your support! We will be continuing to install our graphite sound drawings and conduct workshops in the USA and abroad during 2015 and 2016. Our first installation of Gestures of Hybridity was very well-received at the Hyde Park Art Center.  
Please support our Gestures of Hybridity project and our ongoing socially-engaged art practice at:
If you have questions about our project please contact us at
Thank you! Thank you!
Gestures of Hybridity installations and workshops have been selected by    to be funded by one of their matching grants.

Monday, March 30, 2015

"Gestures of Hybridity" at Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago — March 19 to May 2

DOEprojekts invites you to come "play" with hybrid works of drawing and sound at the Hyde Park Art Center. More information about the installation may be found here.

This exhibit has been chosen by   to be funded by one of their matching grants.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

"Gestures of Hybridity" opens at HPAC, Thursday, March 19

DOEprojekts invites you to the opening reception of our participatory art action "Gestures of Hybridity." COME PLAY with sight and sound at Hyde Park Art Center! 
More information about the event may be found here.
Our seven large drawings can be “played” by YOU using our custom-designed brass stylus. We have selected the sounds and tones based on their subjective connections to the cultural keyword HYBRIDITY, which is “the trend to blend.” Come blend your movement with sound and drawing!
Hyde Park Art Center’s Muller Meeting Room is a community space open to all. It also acts as an informal learning and presentation space that highlights activity and programming at the Art Center, displaying finished projects and works in progress by members of the Art Center’s community, including students, teaching artists, resident artists, exhibiting artists, and youth participating in our outreach initiatives.
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This exhibit has been chosen by    to be funded by one of their matching grants.