A dozen Auckland artists are packed into stripy storage bags in Oriori - a new multi-media work by Rachael Rakena, Jane Venis and Kurt Adams, opening at Auckland Art Gallery this Friday.
An oriori is a Maori chant, sometimes similar to a lullaby, performed for a wide range of purposes. This Oriori puts the gallery to bed to prepare for its $90 million reincarnation by calling on the spirit and wisdom of its legacy.
Artists including Peter Madden, Areta Wilkinson, Stella Brennan and Brett Graham are shown slumbering in hibernation, lulled by sounds of construction, music and snoring. Their dreams play out in mesmerising animated drawings.
The project is the final in a series curated by Andrew Clifford for the exhibition 5 4 3 2 1: Auckland Artist Projects.
Oriori combines Rachael Rakena's interest in states of flux, Jane Venis' talent with sound and Kurt Adams' exporation of digitally animated drawing to locate the past, present and future in the same moment and ask, 'where do we come from and where are we going?'
With thanks to Moana Nepia, Stella Brennan, Jim Vivieare, Brett Graham, Natalie Robertson, Dion Hitchens, Areta Wilkinson, Mark Adams, Rebecca Anne-Hobb, Shigeyuki Kihara and Peter Madden.
5 4 3 2 1: Auckland Artist Projects
Auckland Art Gallery, Cnr Wellesley & Kitchener Sts
Admission: Adult $7, Concession $5, Children under 5 free.
Main Gallery: Sunday October 29, 1pm
Performance Project: Joyoti Wylie
Multimedia artist Joyoti Wylie uses poetry and voice to explore multiple identities. Like a bird that hears a machine and mimics it, she copies voices of filmic icons with those overheard in private conversations, incorporating her own ruminations and delusional night voices. In response to the Main Gallery's imminent closure for redevelopment, this performance reflects on the constantly changing faces of galleries.
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Intermedia artist Joyoti Wylie performs at Auckland Art Gallery this Sunday at 1pm. Her performance is part of the exhibition 5 4 3 2 1: Auckland Artist Projects, which counts down to the gallery's landmark $90 million restoration and expansion.
Wylie uses her voice to play out multiple characters. She samples segments of poems and writings, layered with sound from guitars and household objects to create a jarring anti-narrative quality.
"Like a bird that hears a machine and mimics it, I copy voices of filmic icons and those overheard in private conversations," she says. Accompanied by live video and sound projections, the end result is "a filmic landscape steeped in sorrow, vanity and desire".
The 31-year-old co-founded the artist run space rm3, now rm103, after graduating from AUT in 1997.
She has recorded five CDs including No Nipples 1998, Pussyphilosopher 1999, Some Kind of Horror 2000 and Ancient Pain-Hate Joy Machine 2002, and has exhibited in Australasia, England, Ireland, Holland, Germany and Taiwan.
"Joyoti Wylie's charming and disarming songs are recited in myriad voices, across 1950s telephone wires, like voices from another life and another time. Infused with sentimental and candid quotations her poetic narratives and musical compositions are laced with alternately playful and disturbing overtones." - Hannah Scott, Artspace New Artists 2002
And another one for your diary.
Main Gallery: Saturday November 25, 3pm
Performance Project: The Dominion Centenary Concert Band
Formed in 1907 to celebrate New Zealand's dominion status and now gearing up for next year's centenary, the Dominion Centenary Concert Band are without doubt New Zealand's longest running ensemble and are nearly as old as the Auckland Art Gallery itself. A favourite for civic functions, they will give the gallery a rousing send-off with their distinctive brand of improvised music.
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the first issue of [Re: ] deals with the phenomenon of locative
media. jeremy hight thinks about new possibilities in locative media
in an e-mail conversation with carlos katastrofsky. hight is one of
the artists behind /34 nort 118 west/ -- the first locative narrative
-- and author of /narrative archaeology: reading the landscape/ -- a
text that was recently named one of the four primary texts in
locative media in leonardo, the renowned online journal of the
massachusetts institute for technology (mit).
locative media -- recently becoming more popular in media art
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die erste ausgabe von [Re: ] beschaeftigt sich mit dem phaenomen
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/narrative archaeology: reading the landscape/ und entwickler von /34
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kuerzlich zu einem der vier basistexte zum thema locative media
im aktuellen diskurs um medienkunst ist immer wieder die rede von so
genannten positionsbestimmenden medien: mit hilfe von
navigationstechnologien entsteht gerade ein breit gefaechertes
kuenstlerisches handlungsfeld, das sich in der juengsten
theoriegeschichte unter dem begriff locative media zusammenfassen
laesst. die urspruenge des konzepts positionsbestimmender medien
gehen aber bis zu den anfaengen der menschheits- und mediengeschichte
zurueck. die ortung und aufzeichnung von fortbewegung auf der
erdoberflaeche waren schon in den fruehen mythen, wie etwa dem
gilgamesch-epos, oder spezifischer in homers odyssee, thema.
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this conference in Welly next month seems quite commercially focussed, but might be of interest to someone...
New Zealand’s inaugural Animation and Visual Effects Symposium – AnimfxNZ 2006 will be two exciting and action-packed days dedicated to developing global relationships, business opportunities, and sharing industry knowledge between top New Zealand talent and their international colleagues.
AnimfxNZ will be the first animation and visual effects symposium ever held in New Zealand. It is brought to you by Positively Wellington Business and the Los Angeles-based Visual Effects Society (VES) with the support of premier sponsor IBM New Zealand.
Speakers include influential figures from studios such as DreamWorks SKG, Warner Bros. Feature Animation, Weta Digital, and Pixar, as well as leaders in technology research and development from IBM’s TJ Watson Research Laboratory ... amongst others.
This is a unique opportunity for 2D and 3D animators, VFX supervisors and specialists, film and TV producers, educators and investors, to interact with top-level national and international talent.
See the full list of speakers on the website – www.animfxnz.com, together with the programme for the very full two days of plenary sessions and workshops on Saturday 4 November and Sunday 5 November, 2006.
OPPORTUNITY TO TALK TO THE EXPERTS
AnimfxNZ 2006 was designed to maximise the opportunity for animation, visual effects, and gaming specialists to talk to the experts in the industry, learn, and form useful business connections. You won’t be lost in a cast of thousands, because registrations are strictly limited to 250 places, and workshops sessions are limited to 25 participants. Be in quick!
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Thanks Honor, Danny, Julainne
That reminds me - Jill Scott also gave a quick overview of your work, Honor, when she discussed the artists-in-labs projects. This bit was a little blurry for me as I was nervous just before my talk! I would like to hear more about your current work sometime...
Yes - several scientists did come to "expanding the space" from the International Astronautical Congress. Unfortunately the free afternoon for the public at the IAC was the only day I had for a bit more city exploring. I tried to get to Roger Malina's lecture at the IAC about his father Frank's legacy but just missed it.
At "expanding" US astronomer Seth Shostak discussed the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence ( SETI) and Karl Doetsch (Athena Global) discussed the potential for human migration into space. Karl disappeared rather rapidly back for the IAC conference but Seth stayed for the workshop session on the last day and had some interesting things to say about the ethical protocols that SETI has designed, if contact is made with alien life. ( The main gist of this is - before a reply is made there should be international agreement on a message - a little idealistic perhaps!) He also wondered why no European Space agencies were invloved in SETI. mmmm. The discussion became a little heated later on over the nature of perception - and if ESP exists...
Also - Scientist Bernard Foing from the European Space Agency (ESA) who heads the Smart1 moon mission gave a (sometimes) speculative presentation on projects for lunar exploration which include the potential for setting up a "robot village" on the moon. Stations from different countries could be set up on certain moon sites for research and to investigate the possibilities for human life there. The future colonisation of space was discussed as a reality (but not thoroughly critiqued in further sessions.) It would haev been good to have more discussion at this point - Ramon was mumbling that no one was mentioning the military purposes of these lunar stations and I was also feeling that the "robotic village" notion had overtones of the seventies commune "village" that were somewhat inappropriate.
Students were attending the conference from both art and science faculties at the University of Valencia. I also met a Valenciano attending who was a Latin teacher, another an employment lawyer, so the smallish audience was pretty diverse.
>>> honor <honor(a)va.com.au> 18/10/06 10:41 PM >>>
I second Danny's comments. Thank you so much for your report on
'Expanding the Space'. I hadn't read a review of the event anywhere
else, and I was really interested to see how it went.
Did you also make it to the IAC (International Astronautics
Congress)? Were there any scientists / engineers from the IAC at
Expanding the Space?
It is so great to see that Ada people are attending these events!
>These notes are awesome, thanks! A real treat to hear about this from
>NZ, and also seeing familiar faces in the notes is a good reminder of
>the value of the various networks ADA is helping establish.
>On 17/10/2006, at 11:21 AM, Janine Randerson wrote:
>> Hola Ada
>> I have just returned from Valencia and the conference "Expanding
>> the Space" (3-7 October) organised by the fledgling Spanish arts
>> organization the Octubre Centre and the Leonardo/Olats. Despite
>> sensorial overload in a gorgeous city I did manage to go indoors,
>> don my translation headset and settle into some excellent papers at
>> the "palau de pineda" in Valencia's historic centre.
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This is my first post to ADA, I've discovered this list while
researching the Poly 1 computer. There was discussion on here
regarding the Poly some time back, and members expressed interest in
finding out more about this machine, hearing about experiences of
those familiar with it, etc. There appears to be very little in the
way of historical information on this machine, in fact it looks like
it is in danger of being lost to history. There was also mention of a
possible Otago University Research Project into the history of the
During 1982-86 I was a student at Tauranga Boys' College, and used
the Poly 1 computer for more than 3 years. The school originally had
a network of ~6-8 machines, growing to more than a dozen Poly 1's,
two Hard Drives, etc. I became a proficient programmer (Poly BASIC),
and learnt a lot of tricks about stretching the capabilities of this
machine. And my friend Heath Johnstone became a real wiz on the
platform (eg: reverse engineering and writing an un-compiler for
compiled versions of BASIC programs, etc).
I'd like to share my recollections about the Poly 1 if anyone would
like to know. Perhaps I could contribute some history, recollections,
etc. I may still have some printouts of programs, manuals, etc, in a
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before i forget again,
if you're in wellington, deadbeat/scott monteith who makes dub/techno,
comes from Montreal and is Very Clever is giving a lecture/workshop
thingee down at Happy on Monday from 7pm. koha entry, bring your own
musical instruments and amps/speakers for a lovely big jam.
http://www.frey.co.nz/bleep for more info.
+64 27 305 4107
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I have just returned from Valencia and the conference “Expanding the Space” (3-7 October) organised by the fledgling Spanish arts organization the Octubre Centre and the Leonardo/Olats. Despite sensorial overload in a gorgeous city I did manage to go indoors, don my translation headset and settle into some excellent papers at the “palau de pineda” in Valencia’s historic centre.
The aim of the small (but diverse) transdisciplinary conference was to allow space scientists interested in art and artists interested in space science to engage in a workshop setting. The conference also syphoned off some speakers from the large scale 57th International Astronautical Conference held at the city of Arts and Sciences complex at the same time. See the website for a detailed description of participants see http://www.expandingthespace.net/ (and papers will be published sometime on Leonardo magazine’s website.)
The first day opened with an excellent paper by Roger Malina from Leonardo on “Dark Matter: an astronomers view of scientific uncertainty.” He discussed the augmentation of the senses from the perspective of a builder of scientific instruments that extends the possibilities of the contemporary body. He drew attention to the fact that the room we sat in was full of ‘dark matter’ that our senses could not understand and pointed out the partial, fragmentary knowledge that we have of the existing world. The involvement of artists as the providers of the “questioning principle” is viewed by Malina as crucial to the directions science and technology will take * he stressed that the future of techno-science is OPEN.
This was followed by artist Nina Czegledy, Marta Blassnigg and Michael Punt from the department of Art and Technology and Transtechnology Research at the University of Plymouth. They gave a stimulating joint paper about the visual mapping of space. Nina Czegledy suggested that digital visualisations of space may play the same role as earlier maps as instruments of social and political control; she asked - do current representations support or impede our interpretation of the world around us? Martha expanded on Nina’s discussion of the loss of the symbolic in contemporary mapping compared to a medieval cosmological map (ie angels blowing on the planets used to indicate the overlapping of the symbolic and geographical positions in space.) Her interest was in the “anthropology of outer and inner space rather than a cartography of space.”
Second day highlights included a discussion of art and the experience of weightlessness led by Annick Bureaud (Leonardo). Her focus was on artworks that are made specifically for the 20 seconds of zero gravity in parabolic flights ( microgravity) including experimental performances by Kitsou Dubois and the more humourous velcro artworks made for zero gravity. In the same session Japanese choreographer Setsuko Ishiguro showed video footage of a stunning composition she had designed for dancers in zero gravity on a parabolic flight based on traditional Japanese flying deity figures. Her current project involves training astronauts for creative movement in space flight. This session was followed by an intense video and sound triggered performance by Marcel-li Antunez in the near by botanical gardens. He vj’ed the video documentation of his parabolic flight performance, which countered any romantic illusions I might have had about the freedom of weightlessness * his work was punctuated by live technologically enhanced piercing screams as his wired body recalled the experience.
My session examined art projects and ideas about climate change. I discussed my recent project from the University of Waikato residency where I collaborated with earth scientists and Landcare research on a moving image and sound project for satellite and micrometweorological data based on carbon emmissions. I also discussed Australian artists Nola Farman’s collaborations with ocenographers and Maria Miranda and Norie Neumark’s (from Out of Sync) recent work for SCANZ in Taranaki on climate change. In the same session Julian Knebusch, from the Sorbonne, gave a poetic discussion of the phenomenology of climate change. (He is also part of YASMIN * an online discsussion group for the Mediterranean rim who met while we were there.) Dr Jill Scott also discussed her programme “Artists-in-labs” developed in Switzerland for artists to collaborate with scientists on long term (ie 6 month periods) in Labs to create ‘deep’ relationships between art and science. I think this is a great idea for particular artists but it did raise some questions for me over the privileging of artists who engage in “deep interaction” with science to the extent that they almost have to “become” scientists over those who may have a more conceptual or poetic “lighter” engagement. Complete fluency in science is not necessarily a prerequisite to raise questions about climate change issues as “Out of Sync’s” project “talking about the weather” highlights.
Scientist Bernard Foing from the European Space Agency who heads the Smart1 moon mission gave a (sometimes) speculative presentation on projects for lunar exploration which include the potential for setting up a “robot village” on the moon. Stations from different countries could be set up on certain moon sites to investigate the possibilities for human life there. The future colonisation of space was discussed as a reality (but not thoroughly critiqued in further sessions.) This was an example of a point in the conference where more time for discussion would have been useful to tease out a controversial point. Other space scientists discussed the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence ( SETI) and human migration into space.
The conference ended with the question “does space exist?” from Indian philosopher Sundar Sarukkai, which was a timely juxtaposition with the often realist/materialist approach of the scientists (who were probably equally frustrated by the claims of artists). In the workshop at the end of the session the need for more time in the conference for discussion to allow more engagement between participants from different disciplines was highlighted. At times the views of artists and scientists were brought into sharp contrast in terms of positivism versus social/theoretical analysis but at its best moments “expanding the space” allowed a fluidity of thought that countered the separation of art and space science into distinct categories.
Worth the trip!
Anyone know any good accountants who understand how musician's finances
work? The accountant my work (a design firm) recommended to me seems
unable to grasp the idea that musicking involves tax-deductible business
expenses, like equipment repair and research.
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