from Joel Slayton
check the website for the full dope
PACIFIC RIM CALL FOR PARTICPATION
ISEA2006/ZEROONE SAN JOSE ANNOUNCEMENT
This is an invitation by the ISEA2006 Symposium and ZeroOne San Jose:
A Global Festival of Art on the Edge to groups and individuals to
submit proposals for exhibition of interactive art work and projects
reflecting on the thematic of the Pacific Rim.
Submission Deadline: August 1, 2005
ABOUT THE PACIFIC RIM CALL
The political and economic space of the Pacific Rim represents a
dynamic context for innovation and creativity. Convergent and
divergent practices involving art, science, architecture and urban
planning, engineering, industrial and interior design,
communications, literature and performance are being manifested in
new forms of cultural production and social experiences.
The complex relations and diversity of Pacific Rim nations is
exemplified throughout the hybridized communities that comprise
Silicon Valley including local indigenous peoples. As the 10th
largest city in the United States, San Jose is an important portal on
the eastern edge of the Pacific region, which shares deep historical
and cultural connections that range from Latin America and the South
Pacific to Southeast Asia and Asia. ISEA2006 and ZeroOne San Jose
Festival are highlighting the Pacific Rim defined in the broadest
possible sense to include not only those states and nations that
border the Pacific Ocean but also the geo-political, economic, social
and historical frameworks of which they are part
We are seeking proposals that address, but are not limited to, art
work that emphasize radical and alternative responses to contemporary
cultural conditions throughout the Pacific Rim. Of particular
interest are projects that focus on engagements and interaction
strategies with Diaspora communities and local context as well as
work that enable new discourses, platforms and explorations.
Proposals may reflect works in the form of interactive installations,
site works, DIY alternatives, networks and mobile systems, public art
and performance. Proposals should therefore identify target audiences
as much as is possible, although it is not necessary to specify a
venue. Venues are distributed throughout the city and include
galleries, exhibitions spaces and outdoor spaces and theaters.
Proposals may consider the use of the City of San Jose's public
resources (wireless network, transportation systems, etc.)
ABOUT THE ISEA2006 SYMPOSIUM AND ZEROONE SAN JOSE FESTIVAL
The 2006 edition of the internationally renowned ISEA Symposium will
be held August 5-13, 2006, in San Jose, California.
The Inter-Society for Electronic Arts (ISEA) is an international
non-profit organization fostering interdisciplinary academic
discourse and exchange among culturally diverse organizations and
individuals working with art, science and emerging technologies.
Prior host cities include Helsinki, Paris, Sydney, Montreal, Chicago,
Manchester and Nagoya.
ZeroOne San Jose is a milestone festival to be held biennially
making the work of the most innovative contemporary artists in the
world accessible. In 2006 it will be held in conjunction with the
There are separate calls for participation for artworks for each of
the ISEA2006/ZeroOneFestival Themes: Transvergence, Pacific Rim,
Interactive City and Community Domain. There will be a separate call
for symposium papers related to the Pacific Rim (and other) themes.
Contact: Joel Slayton, Chair ISEA2006/ZeroOne San Jose Festival joel(a)well.com
Sean Cubitt * Screen and Media Studies * University of Waikato *
Private Bag 3105 * Hamilton * New Zealand * T +64 (0)7 838 4543 * F
+64 (0)7 4767 * seanc(a)waikato.ac.nz
would be a very very nice space to work in!
----- Original Message -----
From: Chris Braddock
To: Chris Braddock
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2005 5:11 PM
Subject: GALLERY DIRECTOR vacancy
SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN
Do you have the ability to develop, co-ordinate and implement a contemporary art and design exhibition programme?
The School of Art & Design invites applications for the full-time position of Director of St Paul St, the new Art & Design Gallery complex situated in St Paul Street, on the AUT Campus in Central Auckland. You must have a Masters qualification (or equivalent) in an appropriate field, with experience, and thorough knowledge of art and design practice in New Zealand and internationally. The ability to provide leadership in establishing the AUT galleries and a clear vision for the gallery programme is essential. An understanding of strategic links to teaching and research within the context of a University Gallery is required.
Salary range on offer: $50,081–$59,166
Job Number 60950
Closing Date: Monday 4 July 2005
For the Position Description and an Application Form please visit www.aut.ac.nz/staff/current_vacancies or call (09) 917 9995.
Chair of St Paul St,
Associate Professor, Visual Arts,
School of Art & Design,
Auckland University of Technology,
Private Bag 92006,
64 9 917 9999 ext 8746
for women out there who are interested in learning about linux, there
will be a linux install-fest for grrls in wellington on saturday 25
june (partly inspired by the http://www.eclectictechcarnival.org).
bring your computer & friendly female professionals will help you to
install linux & work out how to use it. if you don't want to install
it yourself, you can still come along & help someone else, look over
shoulders, learn about linux & open source software, ask questions &
have fun. if we have time we will also look at open office.
please email me off-list if you'd like to participate. the venue is
in willis st, & we'll be sorting out other details like the time
h : )
helen varley jamieson: creative catalyst
AN EVENING OF PERFORMANCE - JOHN LYALL - Wed 15th June.
----- Original Message -----
From: Jane Sanders
Subject: AN EVENING OF PERFORMANCE - JOHN LYALL - Wed 15th June.
Munui, Korea, April 2005.
AN EVENING OF PERFORMANCE - JOHN LYALL
An invitation to an evening of short performance or more probably a suite of performed aphorisms; including installation, sound performance,
video and photography which may be both digitally and physically present.
7pm - Wednesday 15th June 2005 at 40 George Street, Mt Eden, Auckland.
The evening is uncertainly explained in these aphoristic statements:
I An American company selling fake fur toy birds which digitally produce field recordings of their Australian bird calls and which are actually manufactured in China.
II A plaster bust of Ho Chi Minh, [purchased for US$4.00 in Hanoi].
III Picket Fence; [Lots of it].
IV Cyberia, its flora and fauna; What bird is that?
V Some fake fur dogs: Lie down, Sit, Heel, Wait, Stay, Speak.
VI Some urgent pervasive digital sound.
VII 4 porcelain busts of Mao Tse-Tung.
VIII Very still life (glass).
IX Dance; [your feet's too big].
X The inherent entropy of hyper nature.
We look forward to seeing you
Jane Sanders - Art Agent
Artists Represented: Michael Shepherd, Jan Nigro, Greer Twiss, John Lyall, Paul Cullen.
Phone & Fax 64-9 623 8496 Mobile 025-280 9822 E-mail sanders(a)clear.net.nz
40 George Street, Mt Eden, Auckland, NZ. Gallery Hours:- Thurs & Fri 10-5, Sat 10-4 & by appointment.
No virus found in this outgoing message.
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First Event Announcement and Call For Contributions - please circulate
CULTURAL FUTURES: PLACE, GROUND AND PRACTICE IN ASIA PACIFIC NEW MEDIA ARTS
Hoani Waititi Auckland / Tamaki Makaurau, December 1-5 2005
"The first imperative, that of crossing borders, translates as scepticism of
the rhetoric of bounded identities, and relates to the role of the
practitioner as a 'journeyman', as the peripatetic who maps an alternative
world by her journey through it. The second, of building a shelter against
the odds of the law, insists however on a practice that is located in space,
and rooted in experience, that houses itself in a concrete 'somewhere' on
its own terms, not of the powers that govern spaces. It is this fragile
insistence on provisional stability, which allows for journeys to be made to
and from destinations, and for the mapping of routes with resting places in
-- Raqs Media Collective, 'X Notes on Practice'
Cultural Futures: Place, Ground and Practice in Asia Pacific New Media Arts
is an international event exploring cultural issues in the emerging new
media environment. It brings internationally significant artists to Auckland
/ Tamaki Makaurau for dialogue, workshops and exhibitions. Cultural Futures
is affiliated with the International Symposium for Electronic Arts
(ISEA2006), as an initiative of the Place, Ground and Practice Working Group
for the Pacific Rim New Media Summit. The Cultural Futures symposium,
exhibitions and workshops will develop international awareness of local work
in new media arts; and link international practices in new media arts to
dialogues in Aotearoa's cultural identity.
Confirmed participants include:
Albert L Refiti (Aotearoa)
Amanda Macdonald Crowley (Australia)
Cheryl L'hirondelle (Canada)
Creative Combat (Australia / Aotearoa)
Fatima Lasay (Philippines)
Jenny Fraser (Australia)
Lisa Reihana (Aotearoa)
Rachael Rakena (Aotearoa)
Raqs Media Collective (India)
with more currently under negotiation. Information on the presenters is
available at http://culturalfutures.place.net.nz/presenters.html
The symposium will include significant time set aside for open discussion,
and an entire afternoon for workshops that will develop ongoing initiatives
for new media arts in the Asia Pacific region. The outcomes from the
workshop will be presented at the Pacific Rim New Media Summit in San Jose,
California in August 2006.
To support this dialogue, we will be publishing a poster/broadsheet which
includes writings and imagery on the theme of "place, ground and practice in
the new media context". The broadsheet will be distributed to a wide public
to help establish an agenda for discussion during the symposium. Submissions
might address the following themes:
Place-based new media practices
Migration and movement
Indigeneity and colonisation
Home and belonging
New media and cultural transformation
Globalisation and cosmopolitanism
New media audiences and infrastructure
Activism and social change
Texts (in any genre) should be of less than 1500 words and images in JPEG
format under 2MB
in size. These should be sent via e-mail to
info(a)culturalfutures.place.net.nz by August 30 2005. Publication will be at
the discretion of the editors, and all submitters will be notified of the
editors' decision as soon as possible. All contributions printed will be
attributed and copyright will remain with the contributor. All submitters
not attending Cultural Futures will receive copies of the publication by
post - please include your postal address with your submission.
We are also exploring possibilities for a book and/or journal issue on these
themes, to be developed after the symposium. Please e-mail if you wish to
receive more information about these plans as they develop.
>-empyre- mailing list at http://www.subtle.net/empyre is one of the most
>respected media arts discussion lists in the world today, with an ongoing and
>changing array of guests drawn from diverse aspects of networked
>and new media
>theory and practice globally.
>We are currently seeking a new facilitator to work as part of a team,
>developing the lists direction, themes, topics and sourcing guests.
>gender and cultural and time zone integrity this person would
>ideally be a woman
>and be located in the Asian or Australian region. If you dont fit into these
>categories, yet have a passion to be involved, please apply!
>Unfortunately there is no financial remuneration for this position,
>experience is invaluable. Some experience with mailing lists, web design or
>event programming would be an advantage, but it's easy to learn.
>Please send expressions of interest to empyre-owner(a)gamera.cofa.unsw.edu.au
>artist | curator
helen varley jamieson: creative catalyst
rQ and friends working on a stream today if you are awake, site is:
First pilot broadcast tonight:
8 June 2005 from 6pm-11pm GMT (that's 7pm-12am BST)
Skint Stream is a network which will connect audiences and cultural
spaces previously separated by economic, geographic and political
factors. The use of streaming technology over existing infrastructure
allows us to start a conversation between spaces separated by
different types of distance.
Skint Stream consists of:
. Container Project - Clarendon (Jamaica)
. Sound Kitchen Studio/MMC - Johannesburg (South Africa)
. Nostalgie Ya Mboka - London (UK)
. Cue Music at Southend YMCA - Southend (UK)
. Regent Park Focus - Toronto (Canada)
You can listen to the pilot stream live on 8 June 2005 from 6pm-11pm
GMT (that's 7pm-12am BST), which is:
8pm - 1am (in Johannesburg)
1pm - 6pm (in Kingston)
7pm - midnight BST (in London and Southend)
2pm - 7pm (in Toronto)
(See http://www.jelliedeel.org/skintstream/index.cgi?Listen for full
Skint Stream is an ICA Cape Town, Mongrel and r a d i o q u a l i a
r a d i o q u a l i a
Free as in 'media'
email : adam(a)xs4all.nl
phone : +358 408 761 932 (finnish mobile)
phone : +371 938 6752 (latvian mobile)
>STRP art & technology festival : CALL FOR PROJECTS - Deadline 1 JULY
>The first edition of the STRP festival will take place in
>Eindhoven(Netherlands) between the 18th and 20th of November 2005. Its
>focus is on the commonalities between art, popular culture and
>technology. As part of the festival there will be performances,
>exhibits and presentations in a historical space. STRP will take place
>on the 'holy' ground of the forbidden city of Philips, where in the
>20th century numerous technological innovations were made. A place
>where Einstein worked at one point and where one of the most ambitious
>amalgamations of the arts and technology took place: "Poeme
>Electronique," a collaboration between the architect LeCorbusier with
>architect/composer Iannis Xenakis, artist Jean Petit, composer Edgard
>Varese and filmmaker Phillipe Agostini. Coincidence or not, Dick
>Raaijmakers also was closely involved in this project. STRP gets its
>inspiration from this amalgamation of technology and art.
>STRP is looking for projects/installations/proposals that fit under
>one of the following themes:
>1) Press "Start" : gaming, interactive installations and playful art
>works, in which the public can take an active role in the experience
>and realization of the work.
>2)WE ARE THE ROBOTS : robots, robort art, installations.
>HOW TO ENTER
>To find out more about the festival : http://www.strp.nl
>STRP Entry form html version: http://www.strp.nl/strp-entry-form.html
>STRP Entry form pdf version: http://www.strp.nl/strp-entry-form.pdf
>Photographs and video of the space are available here :
>Photographs and video of the space zipped (8.5MB):
>Deadline 1 July 2005
>If you have further questions please contact us at projects(a)strp.nl
>FEEL FREE TO FORWARD THIS CALL!
helen varley jamieson: creative catalyst
“And it is just here, just at this dark and silent frame, that the
pointed tip of the Rocket, falling nearly a mile per second, absolutely
and forever without sound, reaches its last unmeasurable gap...”
– from Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow
Following Gravity’s Rainbow, an Installation by Wanganui- based
American artist, Brit Bunkley will open at the Film Archive on Taranaki
Street next Friday June 10.
The installation takes it’s name from Thomas Pynchon’s seminal novel
“I had lived for many years in the US - at the potential receiving end
of “Gravity’s Rainbow” (a colloquial term from Pynchon’s book, now
applied to the arc of a ground to ground missile trajectory). MAD, or
“mutually assured destruction” in a nuclear war was the stated policy
of the US military” says Brit with his feet now planted firmly in New
Following Gravity’s Rainbow is a vertically projected animation-video
that weaves together 3D animations, text and conventional moving images
that obliquely reflect sinister and paranoid/whimsical social-political
The video loop is projected from a brick structure on the ground which
houses the video projector – in one section of the video, a photograph
of the structure's bricks is mapped onto a 3D animated image of a
chimney. (As restated in the novel Gravity's Rainbow, the chimney is
the structure most likely to withstand an atomic blast.) The recurring
use of the chimney and chimney forms in Bunkley's work function as
signs of industrialisation and anxiety in the atomic age.
The soundtrack is by Set Fire to Flames (a spin-off group of Godspeed !
You Black Emperor): “In Prelight Isolate” and “Jesus Pop”
Mary Newton Gallery on Vivien St, Wellington is currently exhibiting a
selection of Bunkley’s new work alongside that of his former student
John Roy and under the moniker Animal Farm. Animal Farm runs until June
Following Gravity’s Rainbow opens at the Pelorus Trust Mediagallery
Film Archive Mediaplex
Friday 10 June
Preview Thursday 9 June 6pm.
For Further information or to arrange a interview with Brit Bunkley
Nga Kaitiaki O Nga Taonga Whitiahua
The New Zealand Film Archive
PO Box 11449 Wellington
Aotearoa, New Zealand
ph +64 4 384 7647 x 823
fax +64 4 382 9595
& while on the topic or nearby it...
Begin forwarded message:
> From: Oliver Grau <oliver.grau(a)CULTURE.HU-BERLIN.DE>
> Date: 7 June 2005 9:55:27 PM
> To: NEW-MEDIA-CURATING(a)JISCMAIL.AC.UK
> Subject: DATABASE OF VIRTUAL ART : NEW THESAURUS
> Reply-To: Oliver Grau <oliver.grau(a)CULTURE.HU-BERLIN.DE>
> Dear Colleagues,
> we are pleased to announce the release of the extended Database of
> Virtual Art. It now provides an enlarged set of features and research
> opportunities: The major novelty is the freshly implemented Thesaurus
> featuring a variety of categories and keywords. The Database offers an
> extensive search tree that permits a targeted set search :
> (best under mozilla or safari, explorer perhaps needs a reload)
> e.g. genre: interactive art:
> or theme: body:
> The Thesaurus of the Database constitutes a new approach to systemize
> the field of Digital Art and the terms and concepts connected to it
> and will grow over the next few months. Get your own impression and
> take a look at
> <http://virtualart.hu-berlin.de>http://virtualart.hu-berlin.de. We
> encourage your
> remarks and suggestions!
> As a pioneer in the field, the Database of Virtual Art has been
> documenting the rapidly evolving field of digital installation art
> since 1999. It is supported by the German Research Foundation and
> various other institutions. Our research-oriented, complex overview
> of immersive, interactive, telematic and genetic art has been
> developed in cooperation with renowned media artists, researchers and
> institutions. The database is based on open-source-technologies and
> allows individuals to post material themselves. Currently it contains
> hundreds of work descriptions including several thousand digital
> documents, technical data, institutions and bio-bibliographical
> information about the artists. As one of the richest resources
> online, the database responds to the demands of the field.
> Video is especially able to document the processual nature of
> interactive works. Therefore we have strategically integrated this
> medium into our concept since 2002. Over time the interlinked layers of
> data will also serve as a predecessor for the crucial systematic
> preservation of this art.
> Director: Prof. Dr. Oliver Grau,
> Technical Lead: Christian Berndt, M.A.
> Main Editor and Development Manager: Anna Paterok, M.A.
> Video Documentation: Robert Loessl
> Institution Coordination: Wendy Jo Coones, M.A.
> Kunstgeschichtliches Seminar
> Humboldt-University Berlin
> Dorotheenstrasse 28
> 10117 Berlin, Germany