Posts for July 2006

Post-Periphery Power Plays

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The 21st century has ushered in new social structures that call for a re-envisioning of activist models. This is the premise behind the online exhibition, Extrapolations, curated by Humberto Ramirez and hosted by Wigged.net. Ramirez's curatorial statement very eloquently lays out the postmodern constructs and real conditions that prompted 20th century protesters to base their actions on a model that pitted peripheries against centers. His argument is that alternative forms of behavior and mobility were made possible within the 'fringes' of society. After political and economic decentralization, and the now constantly-shifting nature of power, those wishing to challenge authority might do well to relinquish their embrace of marginality. This new approach is embodied in Extrapolation's eight internet-based projects, by artists Eteam, Deva Eveland, Peiyun Lee, Lana Lin, Jason Nelson, Arzu Ozkal Telhan, The Yes Men & Patrick Lichty, and Jody Zellen. Many of their works deal with the kind of multiplicity of interpretations afforded by abandonment of either/or, inside/outside perspectives. You might want to watch them multiple times. - Angela Moreno

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Post-Periphery Power Plays

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The 21st century has ushered in new social structures that call for a re-envisioning of activist models. This is the premise behind the online exhibition, Extrapolations, curated by Humberto Ramirez and hosted by Wigged.net. Ramirez's curatorial statement very eloquently lays out the postmodern constructs and real conditions that prompted 20th century protesters to base their actions on a model that pitted peripheries against centers. His argument is that alternative forms of behavior and mobility were made possible within the 'fringes' of society. After political and economic decentralization, and the now constantly-shifting nature of power, those wishing to challenge authority might do well to relinquish their embrace of marginality. This new approach is embodied in Extrapolation's eight internet-based projects, by artists Eteam, Deva Eveland, Peiyun Lee, Lana Lin, Jason Nelson, Arzu Ozkal Telhan, The Yes Men & Patrick Lichty, and Jody Zellen. Many of their works deal with the kind of multiplicity of interpretations afforded by abandonment of either/or, inside/outside perspectives. You might want to watch them multiple times. - Angela Moreno

http://www.wiggedproductions.com/html/extrap/curatorial.html

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Originally posted on Rhizome News by Rhizome


tank.tv / DVD - CALL FOR SUBMISSION

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prouvost:

To: Artists based in the UK For: Moving Images of max 3mins long & made after 2000

tank.tv’s new project is the release of a unique DVD, featuring an exceptional selection of 25 short moving image works from UK-based artists. Each work should be no longer than three minutes and must have been made in the last six years (created after December 31, 1999).

Entry is open to all artists living/working in the UK.

The final selection for the disc will be made by an appointed panel of curators and arts executives including: Hans-Ulrich Obrist / Ben Cook & Mike Sperlinger (The Lux) / Stuart Comer (Tate Modern) / Michelle Cotton (Salon S1 Sheffield) / Rose Cupit (Film London) / Christine Van Assche (Centre Pompidou New Media) / Kathrin Becker (NBK Berlin)

The DVD will be widely distributed for sale by Thames & Hudson, in the UK and abroad. The short-listed artists will receive £250 each and have their work promoted internationally. A quarter of the produced DVDs will be given out to educational institutions, public libraries and local cultural centres, reaching more people with the best in moving images from the UK.

This project is funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Submission forms can be downloaded from: http://www.tank.tv/dvd.asp

Deadline for submissions: 31st July 2006

Please complete the form, and send it together with your work to: tank.tv 5th floor 49-50, Great Marlborough Street London W1F 7JR

http://tank.tv

Tank.tv is an inspirational showcase of contemporary moving images / dedicated to exhibiting and promoting moving images in a free and accessible way, www.tank.tv acts as a platform for the new, innovative work in film and video

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OPEN CALL paraflows 06 EXHIBITION Vienna

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Judith Fegerl:

CALL FOR ENTRIES
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PARAFLOWS 06 / annual convention for digital arts and cultures
09.-16.09.2006, Vienna, Austria
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paraflows 06 / EXHIBITION
The exhibition PARAFLOWS 06 invites you to submit contributions. The exhibition deals with current artistic positions within digital media and net cultures. We will present productions which – using new media as a cultural tool – aim for a better understanding of today’s society, thus also being able to utter criticism in order to redesign society. We are eager to see works highlighting and scrutinising the decisive role of new technologies in the development and the perception of presentday culture. This year’s exhibition will focus on the idea of a ‘net behind the net’ which can mean both the digital behind the social net, and the social behind the digital net. Paraflows (the Greek prefix ‘para’ meaning: beside, near, moreover) emanates from the main motors of freedom of the net and its para-experts, the wikipedias and slashdots of all areas within which consumers help each other voluntarily to become and remain critical users and experts in their fields. We are interested in works augmenting our understanding of data protection and privacy, decentralisation, and self-publishing, works that deal with the implications of free ‘social software’ (web 2.0, blogs, wikis, etc.) in realspace, and in works analysing the importance of computer programming as a cultural technique.
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paraflows 06 / LOCATIONS exhibitions
The exhibition will be held in various locations of the Viennese art and culture scene, ranging from art spaces to clubs, production sites and gallery spaces (details below). We explicitly encourage contributions which are generated for or in accordance with one of the locations, though spatial reference is by no means compulsory. For the seven days of the exhibition, there will be a "net.art-brunch" taking place at ...

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HIDRAZONE - PERFORMATIVITY EDITION

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Issue 002: Performativity
julian konczak:

HIDRAZONE.COM are pleased to announce that the 2nd edition of the on-line digital arts journal has gone live with the theme PERFORMATIVITY. This work is also accessible via VODCAST - go to www.hidrazone.com for link.

Incorporating work that cuts across a number of disciplines, the 12 artworks featured ask you to re examine the nature of performance in a post-digital world.

International artists' work featured: LA based Anita Pontin playfully eroticises a camera phone movie in Happy Slap, NYC based Sarah Oppenheimer toys the performance of an art lecture audience, Swedish Interactive Institute artists Geska Helena Andersson and Robert Brecevic examine sexual identity in a series of public installations, UK digital artists Russell Richards and Julian Konczak profile their computational installation of pedestrian performance of Shibuya Crossing in Mass Production, The Institute for Infinitely Small Things perform Corporate Commands, From France Philippe Chollet creates an interactive tableau of Hardwar, India, Birth and Decay invites the user to invoke the generative processes of nature, UK based Boredomresearch investigate machines that perform artificial life, USA - Carole Kim creates dance performances that reconfigure the relationship between performer and audience. London based Igloo artists Ruth Gibson and Bruno Martelli combine movement with the user interaction of a games engine, Shea Craig creates database psychogeography of suburban America, Pia Lindman creates work at MIT performing human and robot behaviour.

HIDRAZONE is a space for practitioners and writers in the field of digital and interactive arts. We seek to encourage practical and theoretical research into a wide variety of digital art (new media art) such as net art, interactive art, software art, digital painting, and computational video. Our main goal is to provide a forum for encouraging aesthetic quality in digital and interactive arts practice, as well as promoting critical discourse and ...

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Archived 'Month of Sundays' Real-time Internet Performances.

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marc garrett:

Archived recordings of 'Month of Sundays', ready for viewing of the Real-time, Internet Performances.

Session 1, Roger Mills and Neil Jenkins
http://www.visitorsstudio.org/session.pl?id=23

Session 2, Paul Wilson and James Smith
http://www.visitorsstudio.org/session.pl?id=24

Session 3, John Hopkins
http://www.visitorsstudio.org/session.pl?id=25

Session 4, John Kannenberg and Glenn Bach
http://www.visitorsstudio.org/session.pl?id=26

info:

Every Sunday afternoon throughout June, Furthernoise.org hosted live audio-visual internet performances in the online file mixing platform, Visitors Studio - in real-time.

The events featured some of the most innovative international AV artists mixing remotely from various geographic locations and time zones.

Which included audiences and workshops at the Watershed, Bristol.
Audiences and participants at E:vent, (London) UK.
Audiences and collaborations at The Point CDC Theatre (New York) US.

If you want to know more about Visitorsstudio visit link below:
Visitorsstudio.org

If you want to know more about the venues/groups/organisers involved visit links below:
Watershed - http://linkme2.net/8w
E:vent - http://linkme2.net/8x
The point - http://www.thepoint.org/
Furthernoise - www.Furthernoise.or
Furtherfield.org www.furtherfield.org

Furthernoise.org & Visitorsstudio.org are Furtherfield.org projects, >supported by Arts Council England.

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BAPLab: Festival of Electronic Music and Digital Art

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Nick Hallett:

For more information on the following event, please contact the email address mentioned in the press release...

For Immediate Release:

Contact: info@bushwickartproject.org
http://bushwickartproject.org

BAPLab
A One Day Festival of Electronic Music and Digital Art
Saturday, July 22nd 4pm - 6am at 3rd Ward
195 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn, NY

On July 22, Bushwick Art Project (BAP) presents BAPLab, a festival celebrating digital art, music and culture with 16 hours of new media art installations, video work and electronic music from across the audio and visual spectrum. Culling artists from the rosters of the MoMA, The Whitney Museum, and the Venice Biennial along with musicians from labels such as M-NUS, Line, Kranky, Ghostly International and Clink Recordings, BAPLab is featuring over 80 musicians, performers, visual artists, new media installations and DJs side by side. BAPLab is a call to arms to the disparate tribes of New York’s digital-futurists, drawing together from among the best and the brightest of a new generation of artists and musicians.

BAPLab provides attendees with a snapshot of the contemporary digital and new media arts scene, with an international roster of both emerging and established artists such as Guy Ben-Ner and Benton-C Bainbridge . The atmosphere is part high tech museum and part digital community workshop, opening participants, not just contributors, to a free-form dialog on evolution, technology, and identity in this modern era. Consider two fledgling yet world-class events, a junior Sonar and a cosmopolitan Biennial-in-training, and you have BAPLab.

In contrast to the BAP Fall Festival 2005, which drew over 4000 people and was anchored by dance music legend John Tejada, this year’s installment focuses on emerging talent – the hungry generation destined to knock down doors in the near future. The BAPLab seeks to become an integral part of moving ...

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LILLIAN SCHWARTZ + NATE BOYCE at MONKEY TOWN

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Nick Hallett:

HARKNESS A/V PRESENTS
LILLIAN SCHWARTZ + NATE BOYCE

Friday, July 21
MONKEY TOWN
58 N 3rd St (btw. Kent & Wythe)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211
Showtimes: 7:30pm and 10pm
Admission: $8
reservations are recommended
http://www.monkeytownhq.com/reservations.html

Harkness A/V and Monkey Town are proud to present an evening of computer-generated video by pioneering artist Lillian Schwartz and "inheritor" of the tradition, in his NYC debut, Nate Boyce.

Lillian Schwartz, in her tenure as a film/graphics consultant to Bell Laboratories from 1969 to 2002, developed a body of visionary techniques for the creation of computer-generated art. Her works combine these technologies with electronic music and abstract aesthetics to enable some of the most groundbreaking work of its kind, influencing the fields of gaming, special effects and virtual reality, in addition to newer generations of video artists.

You can read more about Lillian Schwartz on her web site,
http://www.lillian.com

Nate Boyce is from San Francisco, where he uses newish software (Jitter, Maya) to nostalgic effect. His videos and installations maximize (in his words) "perceptual anomaly" and "retinal fatigue" to create a mood of general disorientation. He collaborates with acid-noise-electro duo, Eats Tapes, and is part of video trio, Phase Chancellor, featuring members of Matmos.

You can see his video for Pteryd by Eats Tapes here:
http://www.tigerbeat6.com/eats_tapes_pteryd.mov

Both artists will be in attendance to present their work (Lillian Schwartz will only be at the 7:30 performance). We are extremely excited to pair an exciting newcomer to our video scene (Boyce) with an esteemed, established filmmaker such as Lillian Schwartz.

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Review of CAE's Marching Plague by Randall Packer

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Randall Packer:

+Commissioned by Rhizome.org+

Review of Critical Art Ensemble's
Marching Plague: Germ Warfare and Global Public Health (Autonomedia, 2006),
by Randall Packer

[....] Marching Plague: Germ Warfare and Global Public Health, Critical Art Ensemble's latest book, functions as a profound account of the artistic struggle to challenge the political status quo in times of crisis. The task of writing the book was indeed a heroic one. After the original material was confiscated by the FBI, CAE went through the painstaking task of reconstructing the research, a slow and tedious process made more difficult with Kurtz's defense of his legal case.

Nevertheless, Marching Plague was completed, albeit in a revised form, documenting the CAE argument that the government's use of funds for germ warfare research is suspect, and is based primarily on deceptive reports and scare tactics. They contend that the military's research in bio-terrorism is a tremendous waste of public funds that diverts money from the more urgent need to "defeat diseases such as malaria and HIV that prematurely end of the lives of millions of people each year."

CAE carefully builds its argument as to the limited military effectiveness of harmful germs such as smallpox, anthrax, plague, etc. They cite the history of their use, the relatively small number of fatalities, and the few incidents of successful implementation. They provide abundant evidence that collateral damage and the complexity of discharging the toxins into the environment underscores their claim that germ warfare is a "a burning excess that in the end does little more than terrorize a nation's own citizenry."

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Micro.Spheres

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Micro.Spheres by Julius Popp takes place in a room, containing around 16 autonomously acting robots, which visitors are allowed to enter and experience. The robots act according to a dogmatic command that drives them to perpetually place themselves in the spatial centre of their immediate environment.

via Interactive Architecture dot Org

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Originally posted on Future Feeder by cw wang