complaining? i thought it was discussing...
I'm well aware of the phrase "looking a gift horse in the mouth"
but I think its interesting to delve a little deeper than simply
saying its all good
The reply I got from Vodafone is below....
For anyone entering bear in mind they essentially own the winning
artworks for the following 3 years. Compared with what I'm sure they
spend on advertising, its probably quite a cheap method of finding a
lot of "cutting edge" material that they can (a) associate themselves
with and (b) use in their advertising.... anyway...
"This is the first year of the awards and as such we wanted to keep
the awards as broad as possible. You're absolutely right about evolving over
time - we really hope these awards will and value your feedback re the sound
category. Digital Sound is something we would definitely look at in the
future but for this year we have concentrated on visual arts. "
c'est la vie
"I call architecture frozen music"
To critique something doesn't mean the critique has arisen because of a
condmenation of it.
Tim could have prefaced his email, "I love the award, and it is interesting
to consider, what do the categories mean about the way digital culture is
Healthy scrutiny I hope, not a complaint.
>From: adam <adam(a)xs4all.nl>
>Reply-To: Aotearoa Digital Arts <ada_list(a)list.waikato.ac.nz>
>To: Aotearoa Digital Arts <ada_list(a)list.waikato.ac.nz>
>Subject: Re: [Ada_list] Ironic?
>Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2004 19:52:32 +0200 (CEST)
>so an organisation starts a new prize, offering $40,000 in prizes in a
>field in or around new media and people start complaining!?????
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Bergen National Academy of the Arts - Kunsthøgskolen i Bergen
Are you engaged in artistic research & development?
Invitation to the conference
Creating a Tradition
at Solstrand, close to Bergen, Norway, October 26-28, 2004
For at least 20 years we have now been discussing what artistic research and development (R&D) might be, and how much or how little it may resemble traditional research. Many conferences with titles like "What is artistic R&D?" have been held, often leaving the impression of not getting much closer to an answer. Yet all along artists from all aesthetic fields have been engaged in projects that might possibly be called nothing but examples of artistic research or development.
The aim of the conference Sensuous Knowledge: Creating a Tradition is not that we should once more discuss what artistic R&D is, but that we should discuss examples of projects of various kinds – and hopefully also yours! But you are welcome as a participant in the conference even if you do not want to present a project or read a paper.
Sensuous Knowledge: Creating a Tradition is planned as the first in a row of yearly conferences, arranged by Bergen National Academy of the Arts – Kunsthøgskolen i Bergen (KHiB) - with the purpose of contributing to the creation of a genuine tradition of artistic R&D. The conferences will make use of the fact that we can now point to many completed R&D projects, while even more are going on at the moment. Such real projects will be presented and discussed already during this first conference, not primarily to evaluate their individual quality, but to make us all aware of their character and the ontological, epistemological and methodical – and artistic – problems to which they give rise. In this way the conference will take a first step towards developing a language in which we can discuss such projects in a meaningful way, and help us to distinguish between what is essential or of minor importance, forceful or bland, good or less good in this field. It is to be expected that the presentation of examples will show how varied the field is, and give rise to the question whether it is at all possible to develop just one common language for this multifariousness.
The question about the boundaries of artistic R&D, and the way it differs from traditional research within the Humanities (e.g. in the history of art) or from traditional technical development (e.g. within programming), will no doubt also be raised. And since some institutions of education in the arts – Bergen National Academy of the Arts being one of them – also teach design, the relationship between artistic R&D and research and development in connection with design may be expected to become part of the agenda.
To highlight the activity in which we are engaged, and to help us reflect on it, this first conference will also place artistic R&D in an historical and social context. On the one hand the conference will be concerned with the way in which other, but related professional traditions have been established, not least within the humanities and the social sciences. And on the other hand the conference will look upon ourselves and our actual situation and ask which traits in society and its institutions create the trend towards professionalization and academization that characterizes the aesthetic field today, and the consequences this may have for artistic creativity, teaching and R&D.
Publications on the central issues should be one of the results of the conferences.
The conference Sensuous Knowledge: Creating a Tradition will aim for international participants and English will be the main language. It will consist of three types of activities: The keynote speeches will focus on the philosophical, the historic and the social framework of artistic R&D. Some main examples of artistic R&D projects will be presented, commented on and discussed in plenary sessions. And we will have smaller group meetings where participants make presentations of their own work for comments and discussions.
The success of the conference depends to a large degree on the participants' involvement in the group discussions and in their willingness to present projects – both projects that are finished or are ongoing, and projects that so far exist only as ideas and sketches. Each project should be given a 20-minutes oral presentation (preferably visualized by pictures, films, sketches, objects etc.) in the group, but for the organizers (KHiB) to prepare commentary and discussion it has to be presented in writing (preferably with illustrations), i.e. as a paper (5-15 pages), mailed to us no later than October 1.
Details of the program, including names of the keynote speakers, will be published early this autumn.
Academic organizers of the conference are
Søren Kjørup, professor/R&D adviser at Bergen National Academy of the Arts (KHiB) and professor of theory and history of the humanities at Roskilde University, Denmark
Nina Malterud, ceramic artist, professor and rector at Bergen National Academy of the Arts (KHiB).
For further information please contact the R&D coordinator at KHiB: Tone Lund Olsen, phone +45 55587300, e-mail tlo(a)khib.no
Hi, the first seminar today at the Art Gallery... if you're looking for
some rainy afternoon fun...
> Alt.Music Seminars
> ARTSPACE is very pleased to announce the return of our popular
> International New Music Festival, Alt.Music.3.
> In addition to the performances over the next two weeks, we are
> presenting two seminars by a selection of leading International and
> New Zealand stars in the field of experimental music.
> Bruce Russell and Lawrence English
> Friday 2 July, 12 noon at the Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium
> [Part of the Easy Listening Series]
> Michael Morley and Anthony Pateras
> Saturday 3 July, 2pm at the Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium
> Bruce Russell
> Performing as a member of legendary noise-trio The Dead C, Bruce
> Russell also founded the influential Xpressway and Corpus Hermeticum
> labels, and releases solo material as A Handful of Dust. He will be
> delivering a seminar entitled ‘Self-Supporting Strategies for Sound
> Artists’, drawing from his extensive and unique experience of the
> music industry and outlining his role in the downfall of Rock ‘n Roll.
> Lawrence English (Australia)
> English is a writer, composer and artist based in Brisbane. A sonic
> shape-shifter, English’s audio works are sprawling, his eclectic
> back-catalogue spans seemingly unrelated forms, from experimental
> soundscapes and free improvisation to processed beat works and music
> concrete-influenced compositions.
> Outside of his recording and art commissions, English continues to
> work with the recently established EMIT streaming studio at QUT,
> curating a range of events including Fabrique at Brisbane Powerhouse
> and also continues to issue records through his organization
> ::ROOM40::. His latest release, Ghost Towns, explores the social,
> geographical and ecological histories resonating from abandoned towns
> and settlements of Queensland.
> Michael Morley
> The Dead C was formed in 1987 by Michael Morley, Bruce Russell and
> Robbie Yeats, and they are fresh from headlining Le Weekend Festival
> in Scotland. They have produced over 40 releases to date, the most
> recent being The Damned, which was released on Starlight Furniture
> Company (USA) in 2003. Michael Morley’s other sound projects include
> Gate, The Lavender Head and The Fuck Chairs – currently installed in
> ARTSPACE’s Music for Stairwell. Michael will present a lecture on his
> various projects, including his work as an exhibiting artist and
> Anthony Pateras (Australia)
> Pateras is a composer/Pianist working at the nexus of notated
> composition, contemporary improvisation and electronics, with
> interests in Balkan folk music, real-time electronics, and noise.
> Since studying composition at Latrobe University, his music has been
> performed and broadcast throughout Europe, Russia, the USA and
> Check out www.artspace.org.nz <http://www.artspace.org.nz/> for the
> full run-down of Alt Music performances, which kick off this Friday
> with The Dead C, Alan Licht, Tetuzi Akiyama, Lawrence English and DJ
> Jon Bywater at The Kings Arms from 9pm - $12 on the door.
> ARTSPACE thanks Creative New Zealand, the Audio Foundation, the
> Auckland Art Gallery, Beck’s and Corbans for their generous support.
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> Current Exhibitions: 16 June – 3 July
> Main galleries - Tales of Gold and 35K
> POP-IN Room - Milan Haber
> HOURS Tuesday - Friday 10-6 / Saturday 11-4
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