The MA Interactive Art & Design Programme at Falmouth College of Arts begins
its second year in October 2003.
The programme is run by Kate Southworth, and in the last year, visiting
and part-time lecturers, and online tutors have included:
For more information about the programme please visit
very best wishes
I just joined the list (thanks, Caroline), and have been sampling
some recent postings. I was interested to read Danny Butt's
thoughtful and entertaining comments (3 June) about the recent
Digital Arts and Culture (DAC) conference in Melbourne, which I also
Mixing artists, programmers and theorists in the same panel (and
conference) raises (and did raise) some interesting questions. Do you
engage with the content of their presentation or with their language,
assumptions and world-view? Should artists be programmers? Should
theorists be expected to make art?
A discipline is a nest that we construct from the terminology,
experiences and artifacts that surround us. It is our home as well as
our point of departure. For some (or perhaps, for all of us in time),
the home becomes a cocoon that seals us off form other ways of
thinking and doing. As a relatively recent development, digital
culture is still inclusive, porous, and permissive. Boundary crossing
and transgression is encouraged (and may be necessary). You may wake
up in someone else's discipline and wonder how you got there.
The one thing that attracts all of us to forums like DAC (and this
list) is an interest in things digital. We want to contribute what
we've found and hear about what others have stumbled onto. We
recognize the value in using whatever tools and techniques are at
hand. We know we cannot manage very well on our own.
e-mail Address: mark.mcguire(a)design.otago.ac.nz
Lecturer, Department of Design Studies
University of Otago, Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
Phone: 03-479-7156 Fax: 03-479-7567
I'm wanting to get the symposium organisation all finished this week. So if you're attending please email me bjh8(a)waikato.ac.nz if you haven't already done so. Also get in touch if you want me to find someone to put you up for the night.
Don't forget there's discounted accomodation available - check the website http://ada.waikato.ac.nz & the spark website http://spark.mediarts.net.nz (dont forget to ask for the special rate).
Any other concerns also contact me.
r a d i o q u a l i a are pleased to announce the availability of a new
Frequency Clock Free Media System release (FrequencyClock pre1.0).
The software is available for download from :
The Frequency Clock is released under GPL.
A trial version is available for use at:
WHAT IS THE FREQUENCY CLOCK FREE MEDIA SYSTEM?
The Frequency Clock Free Media System is a shared resource for building
streaming channels, it features a program database, timetabling system + a
customised streaming media player.
WHAT CAN THE SOFTWARE DO?
:: enable remote collaboration between geographically dispersed
:: enable personal or collective channels to be developed
:: enable customisation of the player so it looks like your own player
:: produce realtime statistics
:: enable searchable archive of your programs
WHO IS IT FOR?
The Frequency Clock: Free Media System is aimed at cultural producers of
audio and video, who wish to present their material online. Existing or
past users of the system include:
community radio stations, community cable television operators, film and
video organisations, museums and galleries, filmmakers and
documentary-makers, artists, DJs and musicians. The system could also be
utilised by independent news broadcasters, film festivals, conferences and
any other developers of cultural content.
The Frequency Clock: Free Media System would also be useful for any
organisation or individual who uses streaming media for presenting or
archiving events, such as conferences, meetings, briefings, workshops,
festivals, film productions, or streaming files such as music videos,
short films, animations, workshop footage, performances etc.
WHAT IS NEW IN THIS VERSION?
New Drag and Drop DHTML Timetable
Multiple Language Management
Automatic Install Script
Program Upload Facility
Ability to add Program Producer/Author Information
Automatic Archive generation with search function
Schedule Preferences for playing items when schedules are blank
Player Design and Size Management
Ability to Publish Announcements
More Sophisticated User Account Management
This is release canidate 1, please report any bugs to:
Many thanks to those that helped with this release including:
Walker Art Center
Kingdom of Piracy
Adam Hyde and Honor Harger
r a d i o q u a l i a
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The Streaming Suitcase
Free as in 'media'
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> From: "director(a)eaf.asn.au" <director(a)eaf.asn.au>
> Date: Wed Jul 23, 2003 5:01:26 PM Pacific/Auckland
> To: fibreculture(a)lists.myspinach.org
> Subject: ::fibreculture:: Fwd: ISEA2004 - CALL for PROPOSALS
>>> Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 17:49:15 +0200
>>> From: ISEA <info(a)isea-web.org>
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>>> To: ISEA <info(a)isea-web.org>
>>> Subject: ISEA2004 - CALL for PROPOSALS
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>>> Status: U
>>> - Stockholm - Tallinn - Helsinki -
>>> August 14th - 22nd, 2004
>>> ISEA2004: The 12th International Symposium on Electronic Art
>>> CALL FOR PROPOSALS
>>> Deadline: August 15th 2003
>>> new media art - media culture research - electronic music -
>>> art and science - cultural and social applications for new media -
>>> New media meets art, science, research, and popular culture at
>>> ISEA2004 in Stockholm - Tallinn - Helsinki. For the first time an
>>> event of this scale is being organised between three cities and on
>>> the ferry travelling between these three Baltic countries.
>>> International participants and local audiences attend thematic
>>> conferences, exhibitions, live performances, screenings, satellite
>>> events, concerts and clubs. Many events are also interfaced via
>>> television, radio, broadband Internet, and mobile networks.
>>> We are encouraging: Socially, critically and ecologically engaging
>>> work; Projects that bring the creative media to the streets;
>>> Projects that
>>> are worn on or inside people; Context sensitive work in the museums;
>>> Projects that float, dock or sail; Screen based media as it appears
>>> in 2004;
>>> Sea Fair: technological gizmos for ferry travellers and future media
>>> archaeologists to discover; Bridges between club scenes and art
>>> venues; Most
>>> engaging works from performing arts that engage new media, users, and
>>> audiences; Networks to network...
>>> Key themes for the event include:
>>> Networked experience (Stockholm)
>>> Wearable experience (Tallinn)
>>> Wireless experience (Helsinki)
>>> Histories of the new: media arts, media cultures, media technologies
>>> - all cities
>>> Additional themes include:
>>> Open source and software as culture (Helsinki)
>>> Critical interaction design (Helsinki)
>>> Geopolitics of media (Tallinn)
>>> Interfacing sound (Helsinki and on the Ferry - in collaboration with
>>> Koneisto - check out http://www.koneisto.com for details of this
>>> Koneisto Festival 24-26 July 2003)
>>> We are currently inviting proposals for projects and papers for the
>>> exhibitions, conferences and associated programs during ISEA2004.
>>> might include: works for exhibition in a gallery; workshops;
>>> in public spaces; live performance; interfaced screenings; games or
>>> environments; projects which encourage remote participation - etc.
>>> Proposals for the conference can include papers and panels but we are
>>> equally interested in workshops and roundtables: discussion formats
>>> encourage participation and exchange of ideas.
>>> We are also working with a range of local organisations who may be
>>> able to
>>> host short and medium term residencies or workshops for artists who
>>> are keen
>>> to spend a longer time working with local artists and organisations.
>>> Information on these opportunities will be regularly added to the
>>> web site,
>>> so do register to receive updates. ISEA2004 will be an exciting
>>> week long
>>> event, but we are also interested in providing a space to build long
>>> sustainable exchange and collaboration.
>>> The time on the Ferry will provide a space for less formal dialogue
>>> social intercourse, so feel free to propose workshops and meetings
>>> for the
>>> exchange of information and ideas.
>>> Our over all aim for ISEA2004 is to create an event which is
>>> and critically coherent and provides new insight.
>>> Please note that ISEA2004 is a forum for artistic, academic, and
>>> or socially relevant work that has not previously been presented in
>>> international forums (you may have showed/presented it in your local
>>> All submissions are done via our website using a web form and stored
>>> into a
>>> database. This procedure allows us to have the proposals reviewed by
>>> International Programme Committee (IPC) members. We very much look
>>> to hearing your ideas!
>>> For further information:
>>> Our partners for the event are:
>>> MAIN ORGANISER:
>>> m-cult, centre for media culture in finland
>>> Exhibition: The Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
>>> Conference: Media Centre Lume (University of Art and Design)
>>> Electronic music: Koneisto (Festival for electronic music and arts)
>>> Coordinator: CRAC, Creative Room for Art and Computing
>>> Conference: Moderna Museet
>>> http://www.modernamuseet.se and
>>> Royal University College of Fine Arts (Stockholm)
>>> Exhibition: Färgfabriken
>>> Electronic music: Fylkingen
>>> Coordinator + conference: Estonian Academy of Arts
>>> Exhibition: Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia at The Art Museum
>>> ISEA2004 is produced in collaboration with ISEA Inter-Society for the
>>> Electronic Arts http://www.isea-web.org
>>> For further information:
>>> ISEA, Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts
>>> Pieter de Hoochstraat 38-2
>>> 1071 EG Amsterdam
>>> The Netherlands
>>> T: +31 20 6120297
>>> F: +31 20 6182359
>>> E: info(a)isea-web.org
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>Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2003 17:15:03 +0100
>Subject: 9PIN - Call for proposals
>From: Helen Sloan <helen(a)scansite.org>
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>With apologies if you receive this mail more than once.
>I am writing to invite you to submit a proposal and/or forward this to
>anyone whom you think may be interested for the 9PIN residency project that
>we will launch with SCAN in September.
>Details are below, but if you would like attachments please e-mail me and
>let me know. If you would like to discuss the project any further feel free
>to get in touch.
>I look forward to hearing from you.
>Telephone+44 (0)1590 682824
>Fax +44 (0)1590 681989
>Mobile +44 (0)7973 919210
>Call for Proposals
>Deadline for submissions: August 8 2003
>1. Background to SCAN
>2. 9PIN the project and how to apply
>3. Related Activities
>4. Background on SCAN consortium organisations
>9PIN is funded by Arts Council England, South East
> 1. Background - SCAN
>SCAN is a network consortium of 10 organisations in the UK (mainly based in
>the South of England) who are working together to promote emergent,
>collaborative and experimental practice using new and emergent technologies.
>SCAN is committed to identifying new models of production and distribution
>of artworks and other cultural products.
>SCAN aims to provide an expansive and fertile space for artists,
>practitioners, writers, audiences and organisations to engage with its
>projects and initiatives. This will be provided through the SCAN website and
>through the physical spaces in its member organizations. It is a unique
>collaboration and will be a major resource for the development of practice,
>projects and ideas.
>The organisation was set up in 2001 as a platform for collaboration and
>sharing of resources between the consortium members. 2003 sees a new phase
>of development within SCAN through the appointment of a Director in January
>2003, and the launch of a website and other activities including 9PIN in
>September 2003. 9PIN will be pivotal in the development of SCAN and in
>defining its role in relation to the consortium members.
>Whilst SCAN is driven mainly by new media, it welcomes innovative ideas and
>practice that also involve other forms. SCAN provides a network for
>practitioners, information and opportunities, training, exhibition and
>equipment to support the production of new work and educational initiatives
>involving digital arts and/or hybrid practice. It is intended to be a focal
>point for a wide spectrum of activity such as critical debate, community and
>education projects, on-line journals and communities, collaborative arts
>production and project partnerships between the private and public sectors.
>SCAN's current members are:
>Aspex Visual Arts, Portsmouth
>Lighthouse, Poole Arts Centre
>Mount Pleasant Media Workshop, Southampton
>Salisbury Arts Centre
>New Greenham Arts, Newbury
>Animation Station, Banbury
>The Living Archive, Milton Keynes
>Platform One, Newport, Isle of Wight
>Quay Arts Centre, Newport, Isle of Wight.
>Affiliated members and partners are:
>University of Portsmouth
>London College of Music and Media
>University of Plymouth
>Oxford Brookes University
>Lighthouse Media Centre, Brighton
> Please read these notes carefully and ensure that you address the contents
>in your proposal.
>2. The Project
>9PIN (Nine Points of Investigation)
>A SCAN consortium project 2003/4
>SCAN is looking for artists, writers, creatives and practitioners from all
>fields (who may also want to work collaboratively) to respond to and
>investigate the environments, landscapes and demographics of the SCAN
>network. The Nine Points of Investigation are based around the locations of
>the 10 core Consortium Centres all of whom to date are Independent Arts
>Organisations. The principle criterion for the 9PIN project is to commission
>inventive engagements with the geography and communities of the consortium
>locations. Proposals must consider the network as a whole, or in part (two
>or more locations), for investigation; a collection of multiple sites to
>cross between, travel through, engage with, rather than focusing on a single
>location in isolation. Proposals may also want to look at how the SCAN
>network operates in relation to other sites and locations globally both
>currently and potentially.
>The project will take the form of a residency period (between September 2003
>and December 2004) to be negotiated with the consortium members and SCAN. It
>could be a continuous period or a series of shorter periods. A wide range of
>options and timescale have been allowed in order that people can respond to
>seasonal change and activities taking place in the 9PIN locations. We expect
>the nature of the 9PIN residency to be experimental with a view to
>developing outputs at a later stage. This is largely because the consortium
>venues are programmed at least two years in advance. However, if applicants
>wish to make small interventions in the venues, work in public spaces,
>produce publications or have a website presence this may be possible
>(subject to discussion with venues).
>Dependent on the budgets submitted in the proposals, it is anticipated that
>3 - 5 individual or group projects will be selected for 9PIN. It is hoped
>that at points these projects will overlap and that, where appropriate, a
>dialogue might take place between the different project participants. All
>selected projects will be asked send a representative to take part in the
>Tactical Media Lab in Portsmouth (and a networked part of Next Five Minutes
>festival in Amsterdam) on 21 -23 September, 2003 either as a core
>participant or through a presentation of their work (see information below).
>The nature of the projects will be defined by the proposals submitted, but
>we hope that some projects might have a component that engages with
>communities and develops audiences. We also see this project as a way of
>learning to cohere or distinguish the consortium organisations each of which
>represent very diverse environments and demographics. Finding inventive ways
>of mapping these places is likely to be central to the project. Mapping
>could take place electronically, socially, through the presence of a
>particular material at the locations or a combination of these. These are
>initial ideas - we welcome any developments or diversions from these that
>might add an interesting approach to 9PIN. It is also hoped that project
>representatives will be willing to take part in educational work related to
>their projects. An educational component may also be integral to the project
>This project represents a very significant period of SCAN's development and
>we look forward to receiving proposals of an experimental nature which will
>set a precedent for SCAN's approach to its projects in the future. In the
>sections below , there is information on each of the consortium members with
>URLs which will give a better idea of the constituent member organisations.
>All SCAN member organisations have a G4 Mac and iMac computer with the
>following software and peripherals:
>Scanner, Digital Camera, Printer, Premier 6, Photoshop 6, In Design, After
>Effects, Illustrator, Live Motion, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Director, Flash
>Most machines are still operating on OS9 but some have OS10 available
>(Platform One, ArtSway, Aspex, Mount Pleasant Media Workshop)
>Some organisations have specific facilities eg Platform One - sound studios
>and media suite; Mount Pleasant Media Workshop - media suite and darkrooms;
>New Greenham Arts - media suite and artists studios; ArtSway - media suite;
>Animation Station - media suite and animation facilities; Lighthouse, Poole
>- media suite and darkroom; Living Archive - recording facilities and media
>Each organisation offers a variety of spaces such as exhibition galleries,
>theatres, cinemas, performance areas, and education rooms. See URLs for a
>detailed description of each venue and their programmes.
>The SCAN website (available from late September) offers a database driven
>web facility with opportunities for on-line forums, studio spaces and stand
>This will provide a significant resource for the 9PIN project.
>Details and How to apply
>Length and location: Projects to take place any time from Sept 2003 -
>December 2004 for a period specified in the submitted proposal. Please
>suggest a timescale and the venues you would like to be resident in, where
>appropriate, and we will try to accommodate this. Whilst we realise that
>some work can be done remotely or out of the organisations, it is hoped that
>project participants will be resident at least for a part of their work at
>the agreed locations.
>Budget: Projects from £1000 - £6000 to include fees, expenses and
>Fees should be calculated on the basis of £150 per day and an allowance for
>travel and accommodation should be included with the production budget to a
>maximum total budget inclusive of fees of £6000.
>Submission: Please submit a written project proposal, budget, and supporting
>material (eg cvs, slides (6max), CD, DVD, details of urls and printed
>material - please ensure that text is compatible with Office 2001 and
>software is compatible with OS9.2 Macintosh computer). If you would like to
>discuss any aspect of the brief, please contact Helen Sloan, Director, SCAN
>01590 682824 or 07973 919210, helen(a)scansite.org or Andy Robinson, Project
>Co-ordinator 9PIN 07739 667734 or andy3471(a)hotmail.com
>Submission deadline: Proposals with documentation of previous work to arrive
>by 5.00pm Friday 8th August 2003. We can accept e-mail applications but not
>attachments. Please send supporting material by alternative means.
>Please send to: 9PIN, SCAN, c/o ArtSway, Station Road, Sway, Hants SO41 6BA
>Please include a SAE for return of submitted material (same value of stamp
>as for sending)
>SCAN will make every effort to respect material supplied for selection but
>can take no responsibility for loss or damage.
>Selection: Selection will take place on August 12th . The panel will be made
>up of representatives of the consortium organisations, Helen Sloan, Andy
>Robinson, Tessa Fitzjohn, New Media & Individual Artists Officer, Arts
>Council England, South East (tbc) and an independent advisor (tbc).
> 3. Related Activities
>Tactical Media Lab
>What is local in a globalised society?
>21st - 23rd September 2003
>Aspex Gallery and University of Portsmouth
>In September 2003 over three days, SCAN, Aspex and University of Portsmouth
>will be hosting a Tactical Media Lab (TML) in Portsmouth which is one of a
>series of events held as a complement to the Next Five Minutes www.n5m.org
>festival based in Amsterdam. This TML is a particularly important one in
>that it will be held a week after the fourth festival (Next Five Minutes,
>Amsterdam 11 - 14 September, 2003) and will form part of a follow up to the
>event. The Portsmouth TML will be held across Aspex Gallery (SCAN consortium
>member), University of Portsmouth and on-line.
>The purpose of this event is to provide three days of screenings,
>presentations, interventions, workshops, networked activities and talks
>looking at what defines community and the idea of the local in today's
>culture. A core group of about 20 people will be involved in the whole event
>whilst others will take part in presentations, screenings or debates. The
>proceedings of the TML will be placed on the SCAN and the Next Five Minutes
>websites. The event will provide a lab space for interested parties to
>express their views and experiences about the subject area and to develop
>ideas for future projects.
>The programme is still being finalised and to date we have approached Mike
>Stubbs, Julie Penfold and David Garcia as moderators. As other contributors,
>we are approaching a number of people including Armin Medosch, Samar Martha,
>Martin Reid, Lizzie Sykes, Brand Art, Mette Houlberg, Tina Sotiriadi, Sean
>McAllister, and we hope that representatives from the 9PIN projects will at
>least make a presentation at the TML if not be involved in a broader
>Representatives of the group will come from an older people's reminiscence
>project based at ArtSway and facilitated by Mette Houlberg and Lizzie Sykes,
>asylum seekers groups and other community groups as well as from the above
>list of contributors and staff at University of Portsmouth.
>SCAN Launch Event
>24/25 September (date & venue to be confirmed)
>An evening event to launch the newly created SCAN website (www.scansite.org
>- there's not much to see at the moment but by September we will have
>developed it in its first phase) and to introduce the activities of SCAN.
>This will be an informal event of sound, music, performance, on-line
>activities and refreshments to introduce the SCAN consortium members and the
>work of the organisation. 9PIN will be introduced at this event.
> 4. Background on Consortium Member Organisations:
>1) ArtSway (SCAN office location), Sway.
>A gallery and media suite offering an experimental approach to the
>production and distribution of art work. ArtSway deals with all media but
>recently has focused on video and new media and runs a programme of
>residencies which allow artists to develop their process before exhibiting
>their work at the gallery. The gallery has an extensive education programme
>catering for wide audiences and interest groups.
>ArtSway is situated in the New Forest in a tourist area as well as being
>part of the commuter belt of London and Southampton. It is the only resource
>of its type in the heart of the forest and offers real opportunities to
>study rural surroundings and industries. As it is also near the coast, there
>are opportunities to look at leisure and fishing industries. The diversity
>of communities and income brackets in the area is very broad.
>2) Aspex Visual Arts Trust, Portsmouth.
>Aspex is a gallery and resource located close to the Eldon Building of
>University of Portsmouth which houses the School of Art & Design. It has a
>commitment to showing experimental and innovative contemporary visual arts
>in all media and has a strong contextual programme with its gallery.
>Emerging artists are to be further supported by the organisation through the
>establishment of an Artists' Resource due to be launched in September 2003.
>Its programme of solo, group and themed exhibitions concentrate on the work
>of younger or emerging artists, while Access Aspex, the gallery's small
>exhibition and project space, focuses on the work of artists based in
>Portsmouth and the surrounding region.
>Aspex Gallery's education activities include a programme of gallery talks,
>together with participatory opportunities such as the Saturday Art Club for
>8-12 year olds, and other workshops.
>Portsmouth is a military town and port and in the current political climate
>holds a lot of possibility for investigation into military policy and its
>impact on local communities. It is also of course an urban environment with
>all the characteristics of such an environment.
>3) Mount Pleasant Media Workshop, Southampton
>MPMW is a photography darkroom and media suite with open access based in
>Mount Pleasant area of Southampton. The organisation works on projects with
>community groups, runs courses and provides an equipment resource for the
>general community. They mainly work with local people but have worked more
>widely with communities in the Southern Region. They have expressed an
>interest in working particularly on themes around asylum seekers (a
>contentious issue in their area), and also have good links with the Afro
>Caribbean Centre close by with whom they would like to develop their work.
>Mount Pleasant is in South East the of the city which like Portsmouth is
>also a port. The activities of the town are less predicated on the military
>and more on industry and import and export. Southampton is the largest urban
>conurbation represented by the SCAN consortium.
>4) New Greenham Arts, Newbury
>New Greenham Arts is a young arts centre with a strong focus on creativity
>and production. They seek to work at the edge of arts and technology,
>encouraging cross art form working and learning across disciplines. With
>eight resident visual artists, a resident dance company and drama company
>the centre is a lively place to work. Currently they have a visiting
>resident artists Hywel Davies - who is creating a sound installation for
>what was the control tower of the airbase, and Kevin Todd who is working
>with a rapid prototyping company based in one of the business units at New
>Greenham. Performing companies who have been in residence include Kaos,
>Earthfall and Leikin Loppu.
>Situated in the midst of a business park which was once one of the world's
>most notorious cold war sites - the Greenham Common USAF nuclear missile
>base. The landscape still contains signs of the past including missile silos
>and buildings complete with bomb shelters and decontamination chambers. By
>complete contrast the site is in the midst of Greenham Common (ancient
>common land), which still has a group of commoners who retain their common
>grazing rights. Also, the town of Newbury like many towns in Hants/Bucks
>looks affluent but has problems with housing and poverty.
>5) Animation Station, Banbury
>The Animation Station is a local authority run media workshop dedicated to
>the teaching and promotion of animation and multimedia in the South East
>region, primarily with young people. It achieves this though in-house
>workshops, multimedia outreach projects and as a facilitator for local
>schools, colleges and referral units. It employs and supports artists,
>animators and musicians to broaden their understanding of collaborative arts
>and networking. They are currently part of the Oxford Inspires bid for City
>of Culture 2008. It has six years of developing cutting edge 2D and 3D
>animation and they hope to develop new opportunities for artists interested
>in, or wishing to develop.
>About 10 miles North of Oxford, Banbury is an expanding market and
>industrial town experiencing growth as a direct benefit of its proximity to
>the completed M40 motorway linking London to Birmingham via Oxford. It is
>home to some major industries such as Alcan Booth Industries (aluminium
>products), and Kraft Jacobs Suchard (coffee and custard).
>6) The Living Archive, Milton Keynes
>The Living Archive is a creative cultural and community development
>organisation whose Documentary Arts work is inspired by people's memories.
>They use primarily oral history (but also video and multi-media) to profile
>individuals and communities mostly in the Milton Keynes area. Using these
>local lives and events as their starting point they have produced
>large-scale musical documentary plays, books of local reminiscence,
>photographic and other exhibitions, CD-ROM's, radio and video documentaries,
>sculpture events and community textile projects. One of the most interesting
>uses of these techniques has been in the Archive's work on town planning
>development and public consultation.
>Milton Keynes is fifty miles north of London, and is the United Kingdom's
>fastest growing new town. Change has been a way of life for more than 30
>years. A rural population has watched its old landmarks disappear. Newcomers
>have left their family and friendship support networks behind as they have
>moved to brand-new housing estates.
>7) Lighthouse, Poole Arts Centre
>Lighthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts (formerly Poole Arts Centre) is the
>largest arts centre outside London, consisting of a 1500 seat concert hall,
>670 seat theatre, 130 seat studio theatre, 100 seat cinema, gallery, media
>suite and darkroom, cafe and bars. Now in it's 25th year, Lighthouse offers
>a wide programme of music, theatre, literature, education, film and visual
>arts activities and is home to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. The
>Exhibitions Programme at Lighthouse aims to highlight the importance of
>photography and digital media through high quality exhibitions and a
>complementary community and education programme.
>Poole is also a port town this time with an emphasis on tourism. It boasts
>upmarket holiday accommodation as well as ferries and import and export. It
>is famous for its Poole pottery factory and has a dog track.
>8) Salisbury Arts Centre
>Based in a beautiful listed church building, the Arts Centre runs a
>programme of small scale touring theatre, dance, literature and music
>(including rock and world music); a broad range of workshops; a programme of
>exhibitions; and community arts projects focusing mainly but not exclusively
>on young people and on users of the health and mental health services. The
>Centre serves a community where there are issues of rural isolation as well
>as pockets of urban deprivation. Youth remains one of the centre's key
>target groups. They have also been running an arts in health project based
>on creative writing in health care settings in the hospital and in the
>The Arts Centre is on the brink of a major refurbishment, during which it
>will be running its transition programme 'Salisbury Arts Centre Inside Out'
>using a number of alternative spaces in the community. This will include
>developing new strands to its work including digital arts / new media,
>through 9-Pin and other projects. The Centre is keen to include a community
>engaged element within the 9-Pin project.
>As part of its Commission Plan for the capital project, the Arts Centre will
>also be seeking to commission an artist to create a piece of a digital
>artwork capable of projection from or on to the building, as part of their
>re-launch in Spring 2005.
>With its proximity to Stonehenge, Salisbury itself is the target area of
>many new-agers and there is an interesting relationship between those people
>and the residents. A number of music festivals have taken place near there
>notably The Big Chill at Larmer Tree Gardens.
>9) Platform One, Newport, Isle of Wight
>Platform One is a non-profit making organisation specialising in the
>development and delivery of arts initiatives and training with an emphasis
>on new technology.
>Platform One's primary aim is to ensure that increasing numbers of young
>people, and the wider community, are provided with the opportunity to be
>involved in creative and innovative projects that mix traditional art forms
>with cutting edge technology. They have recently moved into newly
>refurbished premises with fully equipped Creative ICT Suite based around 12
>iMacs. They have good facilities for working with sound and run formal
>training initiatives and courses in media and music/music technology.
>Platform One have strong links with the community including work with young
>offenders, The Foyer project - housing young people who are at risk,
>Carnival Island initiative, drug issues in Ventnor and the formal education
>They have good links with the community broadcast stations in the area and
>have plans to run projects with artists on a rolling basis. They are keen to
>develop issue based work through new media and technology with an emphasis
>on issues facing young people not just on the Island but further a field.
>They have links with Ryde and are interested in exploring the homelessness
>problem on the IoW in general, the growing problems with drugs in Ventnor,
>and in advocating links with young people and older people in Newport and
>the Island in general. In spite of these social issues it should be noted
>that more than half of the Isle of Wight is recognised as an Area of
>Outstanding Natural Beauty, while much of the coastline is designated
>10) Quay Arts Centre, Newport, Isle of Wight.
>The Quay Arts Centre is the Isle of Wight's leading art gallery and venue
>for live arts events. It is situated in a converted 19th Century brewery
>warehouse complex located at the head of the River Medina in the centre of
>Newport. Facilities at the complex include 3 galleries, a 134 capacity
>theatre, a Crafts Council-listed gallery shop, a popular licensed arts café
>and numerous workshop spaces and meeting rooms.
>Quay is a good vehicle for distributing of work made on the Island and they
>have good links with Platform One.
>Note: The impressions of the towns and cities are simply observations made
>from visits, or information appropriated from websites relating to those
>locations. They are merely a taster of the sort of issues and activities
>that might be of interest in those places, and not a definitive of the areas
>that might be addressed.
>ArtSway, Sway, New Forest
>Aspex Visual Arts Trust / Gallery, Portsmouth
>Animation Station, Banbury
>Living Archive, Milton Keynes
>Mount Pleasant Media Workshop, Southampton
>New Greenham Arts, Greenham Common, Newbury
>Platform One, Newport Isle of Wight
>Lighthouse, Poole Centre for the Arts, Poole
>Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury
>Quay Arts Centre, Newport, Isle of Wight
Sean Cubitt * Screen and Media Studies * University of Waikato *
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/ / A R T - e - F A C T
/ / STRATEGIES OF RESISTANCE
/ / A N N O U N C E M E N T / I N V I T A T I O N
The first issue of ART-e-FACT, the online magazine instigated in Zagreb,
Croatia, exposes the issues of illegal immigration in and around Europe
through artworks, interviews, reports and other writings. These materials
were developed largely through the collaborative and multi-disciplinary
project, Motel Jezevo.
In a similar way we are now developing the second issue around a discussion
of the ideas and perceptions of Utopia. Our approach to this topic is
outlined below, and we invite you to contact us with artwork or writing
proposals that are rethinking and reshaping the subject of Utopia in the
Nada Beros, Editor-in-Chief
Zarko Paic, Guest Editor
You can visit us online at: http://artefact.mi2.hr/
or contact us at: info(a)artefact.mi2.hr
/ U T O P I A /
THE NEW CALL OF UTOPIA
/ Art-e-fact: a text of invitation for cooperation /
With the theme simply entitled UTOPIA, Art-e-fact wishes to provoke an
interaction between theoreticians and visual artists by posing a set of
questions related to contemporary society/art. A self-confident artist in
the age of conceptual-performative "upheavals" of the boundaries of social
perversions of power (globalization, symbolic and real violence of capital
on living labour as a subjugated substance-subject of history, bio-power of
technology, terrorism and war as "transformational logic" of the new
cartographies of the world) no longer has a WALL of monolith ideology in
front of them.
Can the utopian "being" and "thinking" from a deficiency of utopian
perspectives of all our transitional, post-industrial, postmodern societies
of general apathy not end up in the uncritical blindness of one ideology for
the creation of "real" hope for the success of one¹s own utopia? How much
longer can art as the new image of sub-version of social and cultural
boundaries be outside the clear form of ideological discourse? Who are the
relevant contemporary thinkers of utopia at all? Why does every form of
opposition to the governing neoliberal system of imperial globalization have
no real utopian perspective? How to oppose the international movement of
"cosmopolitan internationalism of capital" more than the abstract non-power
of the resurrection of the icons of the student revolution of ¹68 (NGO,
civil society, zones of cosmopolitan culture of non-violence and peace)?
The new call of utopia no longer has a reason for escaping to a deserted
island. There is no reason for the late discovery of any kind of eastern
exoticism. In the global world of the one and same ideology neoliberal
fundamentalism of capital, power, new religions of pleasure which now
assumes the contours of the eternal, universal and "natural" civilization
the last escape has already been carried out. This is the escapism of spirit
of unbearably shallow hybridity of culture and the so-called individual
salvation in New Age ideology of the Age of Aquarius. Utopia today? Is that
not real ground for live criticism, the irreducibility of anything
previously utopian issued in the name of the future as the history of
salvation (communism, anarchism, libertinism and last but not least
utopian socialism) which in the 20th century unavoidably transformed itself
into its opposite?
How to envision utopia, and not run away from society's real
repression/depression into a ghetto or exile for fantastic outsiders?
just a moment to say howdy, we saw Sean for dinner in London and it was
looking forward to the forum, i am really hoping to be online during it
but not sure yet if we can be 100% certain we will be near some kind of
Honor and I will be in NZ for 3 months from November so I hope we will see
some of you soon :-)
r a d i o q u a l i a
Free as in 'media'
The Department of Screen & Media Studies Waikato University is offering
two residencies for artists working with digital media available within
the next five months. One to start as soon as possible, for a period of
two months, the other to start in approximately three months time. Each
residency will be for two months and a fee of $7,500 will be paid for
each residency. Artists interested should present proposals to either
Sean Cubitt Seanc(a)waikato.ac.nz or Bevin Yeatman byeatman(a)waikato.ac.nz
as soon as possible. . The Department will provide an office for the
participant. It offers access to a professional level television studio
and access to digital audiovisual technologies including professional
level computers and related graphics, audio and moving image software.
The residency will be supported by access to technical consultation and
appropriate technical support. It also offers a range of exhibition
possibilities, including broadcast on local television
(BigTV),opportunities for exhibition at the WEL Trust Academy of
Performing Arts and the Waikato Museum of Art and History as well as
connections through this institution to other art spaces. Finally the
residency is able to offer access to university staff privileges and
resources, including library account and email facilities.