VERSION FESTIVAL NZ 2004
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The 2nd VERSION festival presents 7 days of electro-centric performance,
presentation and discussion. The festival programme will span: CONCERT /
CLUB / LOUNGE / INSTALLATION / WORKSHOP
We are seeking original and innovative compositions and/or
re-contextualisation of media.
Submissions can include one or a combination of the following: audio, video,
interactive or process based performance / works.
We encourage artists to extend their practice outside their bedrooms through
collaboration or development of performance aspects. (collaborations may be
within disciplines or inter-disciplinary)
Technological assistance and limited funding will be provided to performers
in the festival programme.
1. A brief Bio - description of work and approach
2. Hi-res images for catalogue (as separate files)
3. Samples of previous works
4. Detailed proposal of intended performance and contact details
Application due: Monday 20 September 2004
Proposed Festival Date: Early December '04
PO Box 7559 Wellesley St, Auckland
Email: proposals(a)version.org.nz for more info and updates see
wondering if you can please include in your gig guide...
FWD: Electronic Music Happening
Tuesday, 7 September at seventy six bar, 76 pitt street, Auckland,
8 pm to 12 am, admission free
Electronica djs and artists come together for a monthly club night (on the
first Tuesday of each month) brought to you by the University of Auckland's
School of Music and seventy six bar
features sound by:
amanda evans aka eve
andrew clifford aka footnote
claire cowan (a new work for vibraphone & electronic sounds)
FWD is a collective of electronica djs and artists coming together to
experience each others' musical styles and exchange ideas on electronica
FWD seeks to encourage like-minded artists and listeners to experience a
selection of sounds created by these New Zealand and overseas artists and
warwick blair (FWD)
Thank you for the update. It is fantastic to see this important
exhibition continue to move to other venues.
You will all be interested to see the article in September issue of
Sculpture magazine that highlights the International Rapid Prototyping
Sculpture Exhibition. Several images from the Southwestern catalogue
are included: Paul Higham, Keith Brown, Kenneth Snelson, Kimberly Voigt,
and Elona Van Gent.
There is also a feature article of Michael Rees and his sculpture
appears on the cover. The digital stone work of John Isherwood is also
featured in a interview article.
Robert Michael Smith
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, August 16, 2004 9:02 AM
Subject: the International Rapid Prototyping Sculpture Exhibition
Just to keep you updated the International Rapid Prototyping Sculpture
Exhibition in which some of you have work will be opening at the
University of Houston at Clearlake at University of Houston-Clear Lake
Gallery pictured below
2700 Bay Area Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77058
(I understand that they are looking for venues here - NZ, Australia, or
Australasia in general . if interested, contact Mary Visser at
visserm(a)southwestern.edu or Robert Michael Smith at sculpt3d(a)nyc.rr.com
- see below for more information.)
For additional information contact Nick J. de Vries at (281) 283-3377 or
devries(a)cl.uh.edu. Catalogs will be available from either me or Nick for
Exhibition dates: September 6 - October 22, 2004
Presentation: Mary Hale Visser, Curator of the exhibition
Sunday, September 12, 2PM
Bayou Building, room 2512
Reception: Following the presentation in Atrium I, level 2, Bayou
University of Houston-Clear Lake is an upper-level and graduate
that serves more than 7,500 students by offering more than 30
undergraduate and over 40 graduate majors in four schools including
Business and Public Administration, Education, Human Sciences and
Humanities, and Science and Computer Engineering. The university is
committed to enhancing the educational, economic, cultural, scientific,
business and professional environment of the region.
a link to a map to the university and directions from several different
areas of Houston
The next exhibition is scheduled for the Zoller Gallery at Penn State in
the Spring. If anyone is interested in having this exhibition in your
area please don't hesitate to contact me.
Don't forget to check the web site http://www.rpsculpture.org for
information. The exhibition information for U of H will be on the web by
Mary Visser, Chair
Department of Art
The Sarofim School of Fine Arts
P.O. Box 770
Georgetown, Texas 78626
Head of Sculpture,
Lecturer in Digital Media
Quay School of the Arts
<http://www.quayschool.ac.nz/> Wanganui, New Zealand
New Web Site: http://www.britbunkley.com/welcome.html
School Site: http://www.quayschool.ac.nz/
[ ] low-fi commissions 2004 announcement
Five commissions have been awarded this year to the following works and
Feral Trade. Kate Rich [UK]
The Big 5 Digital Zoo. George Galanakis & Gareth Chislholm aka
radarboy. [South Africa and Japan]
The Difference Engine. James Coupe [UK]
Vanishing Point. Mauricio Arango. [USA/Colombia]
The UK Museum of Ordure. Geoff Cox, Stuart Brisley, Adrian Ward. [UK]
This year low-fi received over one hundred applications; many of the
proposals were excellent which made the selection process involved but
extremely rewarding. These commissions will culminate in an exhibition
at Stills Gallery in Edinburgh.
low-fi would like to thank guest selectors Iliyana Nedkova and Sneha
[ ] low-fi commissions 2003 were:
Simpletext by Family Filter (Jonah Brucker Cohen, Tim Redfern, Duncan
Rethinking Wargames by Ruth Catlow
Vertical Scroll by Cavan Convery
Scrapbook documentation of the 2003 commissions at:
[ ] http://www.low-fi.org.uk
net art locator
FACES PLACES & SPACES
The New Zealand Project Space Forum
Wintec, Hamilton, New Zealand
Organised by the Creative Industries Research Centre in partnership with
Creative New Zealand.
On Friday 13 August, SPARK 04 will be hosting a special one-day forum that
will focus on developing a greater understanding of the ecology of New
Zealand Project Spaces at a national and international level.
Faces Places & Spaces will examine the role and value of project spaces in
New Zealand and it will provide examples of the kinds of emergent practices,
innovative responses to, and new solutions arrived at by similar spaces at
home and overseas.
Faces Places & Spaces will feature presentations and contributions from
national and international leaders in the field including Tobias Berger
(NZ), Emma Bugden (NZ), Aaron Kreisler (NZ), Niklas Ostholm (Sweden), Anna
Miles (NZ), Gwynneth Porter (NZ), Nick Spratt (NZ), and Blair Trethowan
The forum will be useful to artists and practitioners working in and around
the artist-run gallery and project space sector, as well as to critics,
writers, and to those formulating or administering policies relating to the
Faces Places & Spaces will give everyone interested a chance to initiate or
develop relationships with like-minded individuals and organizations. Even
better, it will help our project spaces to maximise their creative
potential, so New Zealand¹s contemporary art can flourish.
To register for Faces Places & Space, please complete and return the SPARK
04 registration form enclosed, or you can register on-line at:
More information about SPARK 04 and the Faces Places & Spaces forum is also
available from this website.
SPARK 04 is presented at the School of Media Arts, Wintec, Hamilton.
Last week of Robot! – exhibition finishes this Sunday – 15th August
TALK & PRESENTATION: DOUGLAS BAGNALL - A FILM-MAKING ROBOT
Thursday 12th August, 7pm
The Film Archive Cinema, Cnr, Ghuznee & Taranaki Streets, Wellington.
The New Zealand Film Archive as part of Telecom Prospect 2004: New Art
New Zealand, presents Douglas Bagnall screening and discussing works
made by his Film-making Robot.
Collection Manager - Documentation
New Zealand Film Archive/Ngä Kaitiaki O Ngä Taonga Whitiähua
PO Box 11-449 / 84 Taranaki Street, WELLINGTON
T: 64 04 384 7647 extn 832 / F: 64 4 382 9595 / www.filmarchive.org.nz
Begin forwarded message:
> From: 220hex <gif(a)220hex.org>
> Date: 10 August 2004 12:03:26 AM
> To: bliplist(a)yahoogroups.com, fibreculture(a)lists.myspinach.org
> Cc: pimatalk(a)yahoogroups.com
> Subject: ::fibreculture:: piksel04 - Call for participation
> -- piksel04 - FLOSS in motion
> -- call for participation
> -- deadline 15. september 2004
> Piksel - www.piksel.no - is a yearly event for artists and developers
> with Free Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) for realtime
> processing of
> video and sound. It will take place at BEK - the Bergen Centre for
> Art, in Bergen, Norway from october 29. to november 7. 2004.
> The first Piksel event was arranged in november 2003, and gathered
> around 30
> artists/developers from all parts of the world. It consisted of
> artistic/technical presentations, coding workshops and live
> performances. All
> activities were documented in a daily blog:
> One of the results from the event was the initiation of the Piksel
> Framework for 'interoperability between various free software
> dealing with video manipulation techniques' - http://www.piksel.org
> CALL for PARTICIPATION
> An important part of piksel04 is a series of evening events of live
> art and
> audio-visual performance in cooperation with Landmark/Bergen Kunsthall
> Performing artists using open source software in the creation and
> of their work are invited to apply. This call goes out to VJ-crews,
> coders, typing divas, virtual actors, noise combos and FLOSS
> performers of
> all kinds.
> Please send documentation material - preferably as a URL to online
> documentation with images/video to piksel04(a)bek.no
> Deadline - september 15. 2004
> Use this form for submitting (or go to the online form at
> 1. Name of artist(s), email adr.
> 2. Short bio/CV
> 3. URL to online documentation
> 4. Short statement about the work(s)
> 5. List of software used in the creation/presentation of the work(s)
> Or send by snailmail to:
> att: Gisle Froysland
> C. Sundtsgt. 55
> 5004 Bergen
> More info: http://www.piksel.no/piksel04
> piksel04 is produced in cooperation with Kunsthøgskolen in Bergen dep
> Academy of Fine Arts, Bergen Kunsthall/Landmark. Supported by PNEK,
> Kommune, Norsk Kulturfond.
> +--- www.bek.no --+ 47 55233080
> ::posted on ::fibreculture:: mailinglist for australasian
> ::critical internet theory, culture and research
> ::(un) subscribe info and archive: http://www.fibreculture.org
> ::please send announcements to separate mailinglist:
A week of international arts, media & culture
Hamilton, New Zealand, August 10-14, 2004
SPARK 04 is about to commence...
Full information about the line-up is available from the SPARK 04 website:
Please note: Fiona Jack will now be presenting at 1pm on Thursday 12th
August, and David Haines & Joyce Hinterding will now be presenting at 10am
on Saturday 14th August.
SPARK 04 is organised by the Creative Industries Research Centre and is
presented at the School of Media Arts, Wintec, Hamilton.
Selectparks is an international Game Art Archive, tools and theory
repository established in 1998 to consolidate the then divergent field
of artwork made using computer games.
Currently we have 73 Art Mods and 5 Art Games in our archives. To give
context to alternative game-development practices more widely,
we are seeking submissions of papers and articles, academic or otherwise on:
- Gaming Culture
- Independent Game Development (especially Open Source strategies and methods)
- Analysis/Critique of particular games
- Game as Text
- Game as Ontology
- Game Logics / Design Patterns
- Project Specific Papers (for active game projects only)
- Tactical/Political Gaming
.. while being open to other suggestions.
Selectparks publishes all material under the 'Sharealike' Creative Commons License:
We suggest that contributors check this suits their distribution interests before submitting.
Please write to this senders address to make a submission with 'Selectparks' and 'Theory' in the subject line.
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having a fine time at the digital poetics and politics conference in canada
will attempt some sort of report before too long - notable is aninterest shared by several of us in the archive of early video / digital / sound art - and possibility of making various national databases mutually linked or otherwise communing
meanwhile the following self-explanatory message
Begin forwarded message:
From: Donald Matheson <donald.matheson(a)canterbury.ac.nz>
Date: 6 August 2004 12:34:17 PM
Subject: audit of NZ/Aust radio and sound studies
PLEASE FORWARD TO COLLEAGUES
At the ANZCA conference in Sydney last month, a group of Australian radio
scholars decided to set up a research network to foster research and boost
the profile of this work. They decided as a first step to do an audit of
projects and interests in the area to be put on their website.
I suggested they might want to include NZ researchers too and for my sins,
though I'm new to the NZ research scene, they asked me to send across a list
of NZ people active in either radio or sound studies.
The network is looking for a list of researchers' names, research projects
(with a very short blurb), whether the work is government/industry funded or
not, place of work/study and email address.
Could I ask you to forward this email to the many people I've missed
(colleagues in your department, people in related areas, PhD students,
industry people and independent researchers)? The idea is to have as full an
audit as possible of current and recent projects.
You can either:
email me back (donald.matheson(a)canterbury.ac.nz)--it'll save the secretary,
Bridget Foley, time to have a single list sent over
or contact Bridget at:
Dr Bridget Griffen-Foley
Departments of Modern History & Politics
Tel: 61 2 9850 8828
Fax: 61 2 9850 6594
Dr Donald Matheson
School of Political Science and Communication
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch, New Zealand
tel: +64 3 366 364 2526
fax: +64 3 364 2414