Kia ora all
Just letting the wider network know about an exhibition that ADA has
played a number of roles in, opening in Shanghai next week. Below is
a more general press release, this group might find the more in-depth
website for the exhibition interesting: <http://
Cheers and thanks,
New Zealand Media Art Travels to Shanghai
21 MAY 2007
An exhibition of three New Zealand artists will travel to Shanghai in
May at the invitation of the Third Shanghai International Science and
The exhibition, entitled "Geomatics and Ecomatics: Three Stories,"
features digital media artworks that offer new ways of visualising
the New Zealand environment.
Curator Danny Butt says that the relationships between science and
art are a growing area of exploration in the international arena, and
the exhibition is a great opportunity to showcase the depth of
research talent in New Zealand's new media art community.
"People often think about art and science as different worlds, but
there is an increasing recognition that both fields are about
innovation and pursuing new knowledge and experience. They're not
professional scientists, but the artists in the show definitely have
a rigorous methodology to their investigations, and leave us with new
ways of understanding the world around us."
The environmental theme for the New Zealand contribution is no
accident, Butt said. "New Zealand is known internationally for its
physical beauty, and also its bicultural relationships between
settlers and Maori. New Zealanders know that there are a lot of
different ways you can think about land and the environment."
Janine Randerson's installation "Remote senses; storms nearby"
combines images from New Zealand and Chinese satellite databases with
television footage of extreme weather, suggesting connections between
local weather events and global climate change.
Douglas Bagnall's "Cloud Shape Classifier" is a computer program
which receives data on the audience's favourite cloud images and
learns to find more that they will like. Bagnall's commentary on the
project website sardonically suggests that, "many people would like
to see interesting clouds, but lack the spare time in which to look
Natalie Robertson's "Uncle Tasman - The Trembling Current that Scars
the Earth" is a retelling of a traditional story of the epic love
triangle between the three mountains, Putauaki, Tarawera, and
Whakaari; near the artist's birthplace in Kawerau. The story is given
additional pathos through the inclusion of a recent arrival into the
landscape, the Kawerau paper processing mill, whose toxic waste has
had a devastating effect on the environment and local Maori.
The latter two works were previously exhibited at the 2006
International Symposium for Electronic Arts / ZeroOne Festival in San
Jose, where Butt was on the advisory board. A key theme of that event
was the opportunity to further develop artistic networks in the Asia
Pacific region. Randerson and Bagnall will accompany Butt to the
exposition and public forum, which opens at Shanghai's Pudong Expo on
"Developing the personal relationships with artists and curators in
Shanghai is an important part of the process. We're looking to bring
Chinese artists to New Zealand in the future as well, there are
tremendous opportunities in both directions."
The 3rd Shanghai International Science and Art Exposition is one of
the most important events of the annual Shanghai Science and
Technology Festival. In 2006 the Exposition attracted 60
organizational and individual participants from 14 countries and
regions of China, U.S.A, U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Australia,
Norway, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong and Taiwan. On
the first day of the 2006 event the Exposition welcomed nearly 40,000
An essay for the exhibition and images of the works are available at
The website for the Shanghai International Science and Art Exposition
is at: http://www.science-art.com.cn
Contact: Danny Butt, danny(a)dannybutt.net
Phone: +64 21 456 379
Janine Randerson gratefully acknowledges the generous support of
Unitec and the University of Waikato.
Danny Butt acknowledges the generous support of the Asia New Zealand
I received a note from the Argentina 404 organizers who are touring Europe
and are also looking for possible venues in this part of the world. Their
address is: info(a)404festival.com I believe that some ADA members have been
in this festival: HYPERLINK
> > ---- 404 FESTIVAL <newsletter(a)404festival.com> wrote:
> > > Members of the "404" team will be visiting cultural centers and
> > > clubs performing live concerts, projections and conferences, also
> > > presenting
> > > "404 selected" artworks from international authors.
> > >
> > > Artists from different countries will join this tour and you can
> > > also
> > > part of it!
> > >
> > > IF YOU WANT US IN YOUR CITY JUST SEND AN E-MAIL TO THE FOLLOWING
> > ADDRESS:
> > > info(a)404festival.com
WHAT IS 404 FESTIVAL / ON TOUR?
"404 FESTIVAL on Tour" is an "Astas Romas" project which aims to create a
horizontal interchange and cultural transmission of Electronic Art in
different parts of the world.
"404 On Tour" intends to set up a creative global interchange net of this
new art, thus originating numerous opportunities of producing
interdisciplinary and interregional collective work and giving a present
view of the electronic world field encouraging people from each visited city
to encounter these new tendencies.
This project generates not only an interchange among artists of different
places but, it is also meant for the audience, who will have the possibility
of attending a selection of the production presented in the previous
versions shown in Rosario where the Festival took place.
Each presentation consists of an exhibition of masterpieces in the different
categories of Electronic Art such as music, theory, net art, performance,
and video, among others. It is an itinerary proposal, the development of
which is designed according to each specific geographical place.
"404 FESTIVAL - ON TOUR / EUROPE 2007 "Astas Romas" & "404 Festival"
decided to launch a European Tour that begins on May 31th 2007.
Directors and team of the "404 Festival will be visiting cultural centers,
public and alternative places performing live concerts, projections and
conferences, also presenting "404 selected" artworks from international
Artists from different countries will join this tour, such as SadMb (Japan),
Synchdub (Belgium), Sample Mousse (Finland), Guillermo Giampietro & Lara
Baracetti (Italy) and Einsteins Brain Project (Canada), among others.
TRIESTE 31 MAY > Salone Gemma
TRIESTE 1 JUN > Parco di San Giovanni
TRIESTE 4 JUN > Parco di San Giovanni
ROMA > 7 y 8 JUN > Risto Theatre y serata wine bar LONDON > 12 JUN > De
Montfort University (Leicester) NANTES > DATE TO BE CONFIRMED AMSTERDAM >
DATE TO BE CONFIRMED
WHAT IS 404 FESTIVAL?
404 Festival is an independent project without profit purposes, which
principal objective is to impel and spread artistic production (in
Electronic Art field) from all over the world, making a production
environment where the authors get related.
404 is an artistic project created by Astas Romas (Gina Valenti and
Mariano Guzmán), with headquarters at Rosario City (ARG), urban and cultural
center with more than a million inhabitants.
This Festival is bailed by official organisms and cultural institutions from
Europe, North America and Latin America.
The 404 Festival is ranked in Internet as one of the principal Festivals
of Electronic Art in the wide world, not only for the response that we got
for the call, but also for the importance of the authors that participated
Recommended by the UNESCO Internet site and hailed by international experts,
the 404 Festival has more than a hundred published articles in magazines
print editions and at the web sites of artists, journalists and
For more information, please visit our Official Website at
Astas Romas produced the third edition of the International Festival of
Electronic Art 404. This Festival took place in Centro Cultural Parque de
España and Plaza Cívica, in Rosario, Argentina, from November 30th. to
December 3rd. 2006.
As a result of the open call 2006, 106 works from 27 different countries
were selected in the categories of Net.art, Still image, Animation, Video,
Music, Audiovisual-Set, Theory, Performance, and Installation.
Nearly 80 artists from around the World, including countries like Japan,
Serbia, USA, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Italy, Chile, Belgium
and Holland among others, where present during the Festivals week in
The third edition had a well defined audience target, including collage
teachers, university students, local exposition attendees, people who where
just curious and electronic art followers, being their ages between 16 to 50
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Fans of all things cinematic and digital may be interested to come
and see Looklessness, a light/sound installation by film–makers/
musicians Sam Hamilton and Eve Gordon on now at the Film Archive in
Wellington. Following the path of direct to film animator Len Lye the
duo have created abstract worlds of patterned image via the old
analogue method of drawing, painting and scratching on films surface,
but have also randomly erased blocks of digital code which is
rendered as image. Looklessness is arranged for four screens and
features an experimental soundtrack by Hamilton constructed in part
from field recordings under the Civic Theatre. Sam and Eve will also
perform live this Saturday night, 7pm at the Archive in a production
dubbed Light-mantled Sooty Albatross. Tickets $8 / $6.
I've created a wee social networking site for people who make and/or are
interested in Art with Machines. That's interesting new media stuff using
computers, physical devices, networks, RFID systems, motors, gears,
buttons, lights, and anything electronic or mechanical, with an emphasis on
playful and interactive projects.
The URL is here:
I'm hoping it will become a useful resource, collecting all the people and
ideas around this sort of thing in one place. At the moment there's only
really my stuff on here so please join up and make it look like less of a
f r e y
live music with machines
MASSEY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS
Litmus Research Initiative
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Indexicality of the Intimate Trace
Presentation of Remixes:
Online now at http://www.intimacyandinyerface.net/
Audio and Video Workshops:
Sat 28th April, Room 2E05, Massey University, Wellington
Indexicality of the Intimate Trace is a new project that responds to
the 2006 webcast performance/installation event Intimacy and
In.yer.face (www.intimacyandinyerface.net). This new project
investigates the creation of space for dialogue and participation in
the ever-changing intersection between art and technology. The
project also investigates notions of indexicality - the variation of
meaning according to context - in contemporary digital media
Indexicality of the Intimate Trace is a two part project involving
both an online presentation of digital remix works, and public
workshops on the real-time manipulation of audio and video. Both
Indexicality of the Intimate Trace and Intimacy and In.yer.face are
curated by Daniel Agnihotri-Clark, and form part of his current
programme of doctoral research at the Massey University School of
Presentation of Remixes
Indexicality of the Intimate Trace is proud to announce an online
presentation of new digital remix works. These new remixes respond
to the works presented at Intimacy and In.yer.face. Participants
responded to an open call for remix issued in 2006, and new variant
works were made from digital material that was sourced from the works
in the performance/installation event.
New remixes have been submitted by Emil McAvoy, Aquaboogie, Kea
Folpp, MSISDN, Cathode Ray Nipple, and Marcel Allen. These new works
are now available online at www.intimacyandinyerface.net (follow the
link entitled 'Indexicality of the Intimate Trace').
Audio and Video Workshops
Indexicality of the Intimate Trace also presents two free public
workshops, providing the opportunity for hands on experience in the
manipulation of audio and video. These workshops facilitated by
local practicing artists are tailored to provide an introduction for
complete beginners. The workshops will cover techniques for both
software and hardware based manipulation.
The 'live video' artist VJ Rex will facilitate the 'hardware' section
of the workshop, introducing the use of DVJs (DVD players designed
for video mixing). The 'live video' artist Dnation will facilitate
the 'software' section of the workshop, introducing the manipulation
of video loops in real-time on a computer, using common software
The scratch turntablist DJ Dars will facilitate the 'hardware'
section of the workshop, introducing the manipulation of audio
signals from vinyl. The Wellington-based audio producer Disasteradio
will facilitate the 'software' section of the workshop, introducing
the manipulation of audio in real-time on a computer, using common
The workshops will be held on Sat 28th April, Massey University, Room 2E05.
10am - 1pm: Video Workshop - with VJ Rex and Dnation
2pm - 5pm : Audio Workshop - with Disasteradio and DJ Dars
The workshops are free of charge, but registrations are limited to 10
people per workshop so be in quick... The closing date for
registration is Wednesday 25th April. Please contact Louise Menzies
to register at L.C.Menzies(a)massey.ac.nz or via phone 04 8012794 x6197.
Background of Intimacy and In.yer.face
Intimacy and In.yer.face was a live webcast performance/installation
event, located in the nexus between art and technology, curated by
Intimacy and In.yer.face featured simultaneous live performances and
interactive installations, with real-time audio and video signals
broadcast over the internet on 20 July 2006. The event featured an
interdisciplinary selection of local and international artists, with
new works by the globally dispersed cyberformance troupe Avatar Body
Collision (New Zealand, London, Helsinki), the interdisciplinary
artist Kartini Thomas (Wellington), aerialists/actors Pipi-Ayesha
Evans and Rhys Latton (Wellington), and the 'live audio' and 'live
video' artists Damian Stewart and Emil McAvoy (Wellington).
The performance/installation event took place simultaneously at the
old Museum Building, Massey University, Wellington, and at an
undisclosed location in Paris, France, and at the website
helen varley jamieson: creative catalyst
>From: Kirk Woolford <lists(a)bhaptic.net>
>Over the last decade the annual Digital Resources for the Humanities
>and Arts (DRHA) conferences have constructed an unusual kind of
>meeting place for the Humanities: a space in which researchers,
>curators, and distributors of digital resources could meet and share
>perspectives on their complementary agendas. Last year, that forum
>was expanded to include participants from the creative and performing
>arts, giving the event a new flavour and a new direction. This year,
>the conference aims to explore further major issues at the interface
>between traditional humanities scholarship and the creative arts, by
>focussing on their differing or complementary approaches to the
>deployment of digital technologies. Can the Arts and the Humanities
>share expertise? Are they divided by a common tongue? To what extent
>are they developing common technical solutions to different problem
>areas? As in previous years, the conference will articulate these
>questions by showcasing the very best in current practice across the
>widest spectrum of digital applications in the arts and humanities
>and by fostering informed but accessible debate amongst professionals.
>The Programme Committee for DRHA07 is now soliciting imaginative and
>provocative contributions for the conference addressing such topics as:
>· the benefits and the challenges of using digital resources in
>creative work, in teaching and learning, and in scholarship;
>· the challenges and opportunities associated with scale and
>sustainability in the digital arena;
>· new insights and new forms of expression arising from the
>integration of digital resources in the arts, humanities, and sciences;
>· social and political issues surrounding digital resource
>provision in the context of global ICT developments;
>· the implications of "born-digital" resources for curators,
>consumers, and performers;
>· training methods and best practice for digital arts and
>Other themes include: interactivity and performance; digital media in
>time and space; integration and deployment of existing digital
>resources in new contexts; policies and strategies for digital
>deployment, both commercial and non-commercial; cataloguing and
>metadata aspects of resource discovery; encoding standards;
>intellectual property rights; funding, cost-recovery, and charging
>mechanisms; digitization techniques and problems.
>Format: The conference will take up three intensive days, comprising
>presentation of academic papers and technical reports, performance
>and installation events, software and product demonstrations,
>debates and training events. The atmosphere will be informal, the
>discussion energetic. Leading practitioners and representatives of
>key funding agencies, such as the the Arts Council, the AHRC, the
>JISC, and the AHDS will be amongst the participants. We hope that
>from this occasion a new consensus will emerge based on real life
>experience of the application of digital techniques and resources in
>the Humanities and Arts.
>Timetable: Proposals are now invited for academic papers, themed
>panel sessions and reports of work in progress.Your proposal should
>be no smaller than 500 words and no longer than 2000; closing date
>for proposals is May 2nd 2007. All proposals will be reviewed by
>an independent panel of reviewers, and notifications of acceptance
>will be sent out by 13th June 2007. All accepted proposals will be
>included in the Conference preprint volume, and will also be
>considered for a post-conference publication.
>Further information: The conference web site at
>http:// www.dartington.ac.uk/drha07/ will be regularly updated, and includes
>full details of the procedure for submitting proposals, the
>programme, and registration information. Bookmark it now!
>Lecturer in Digital Fine Arts
>Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
>Lancaster University LA1 4YW
>+44 (0)1524 593172
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Pecha Kucha is a presentation format for creative work originally devised by
Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Kein-Dytham Architecture
(KDa)<http://www.klein-dytham.com/>in Tokyo, Japan in 2003. The name
derives from a Japanese term for the sound
of conversation ("chit-chat").
A Pecha Kucha night is an event format in which presenters show a
data "slideshow" of *20 images*, each of which is shown *for 20 seconds* —
giving a total presentation time of 6 minutes 40 seconds. Each event usually
has 14 presenters. Presenters (and much of the audience) are usually from
the design, architecture, photography, art and creative fields.
The event format has been replicated in more than 42 cities, including
London, San Francisco , Seattle, Rotterdam, Shanghai and Berlin. Events
usually are limited to one each month per city and a minimum of four events
Mark Dytham, of KDarchitecture Tokyo, the inventor of the Pecha Kucha Nights
concept is coming to Auckland. The date of the first Pecha Kucha event will
be next Thursday *April 19*, at Galatos off K Road, Auckland, 8:20pm
If you want to be a presenter at our first Pecha Kucha Night Auckland,
please send an email with the following informations to
<luka(a)pechakucha.co.nz>luka(a)hinsetzen.de , subject "application"
> a short discription of what you want to show and tell
> 2-3 exemplary pictures
> some information about yourself
please don't send 20 pictures right away. we will contact you shortly.
for more information see:
this is a great event that i've been involved with for the past few
years - not happening in aotearoa but if any women happen to be in
europe in july then check it out.
h : )
>O p e n C a l l
>"Eclectic Tech Carnival" /A/ Linz
>11-15 July 2007
>The "Eclectic Tech Carnival" is calling all women to participate in the 6th
>annual /Eclectic Tech Carnival in Linz. A unique computer skill-share. A
>several day-night carnival of exchanging computer related skills for women by
>women. For the first time, we will hold 2 /etcs in the same year, one in Linz
>and one in Brasil. This is the first information on Linz, Brasil will follow
>soon. In Linz, the "Eclectic Tech Carnival" will be focusing on themes of
>gender, technology and art. Along with workshops on critical ways of dealing
>with everyday technologies, there will also be space for women to be
>politically, creatively, performatively, artistically active. With this Open
>Call we look for workshops,
>worklabs, lectures, public interventions and performances.
>What we can offer:
>- - a skilled preparational local team:
>women from servus.at, maiz, stadtwerkstatt with international
>support from the /etc-developers team, creating a sparkling
>atmosphere for exchange and learning
>- - infrastructure with good working places and equipment
>- - good and affordable food
>- - free accomodation
>- - some money for workshops, worklabs, lectures, public
>Please feel free to contact us at any time starting immediately.
>email address: info(a)eclectictechcarnival.org
>P r o g r a m m e
>Thematic focal points:
>R e g i s t r a t i o n
>The Online registration will be available on 16 April 2007
>etc-devel mailing list
helen varley jamieson: creative catalyst
the DEAF festival (www.deaf07.org)
The Dutch Electronic Art Festival (DEAF07) takes place April 10 through 29, 2007, in Rotterdam.
I'll go this week to a few seminars and thought some of you might like to know that various events are streamed.
the website states that the following will be streamed (Dutch time is one hour before GMT)
The following events will be streamed:
* Symposium: Interact or Die! - Sat 14 Apr, 11:0018:00
* Snack&Surge Brunch: Out in the Open - Wed 11 Apr, 11:0013:30
* Snack&Surge Brunch: Rules of Engagement - Thu 12 Apr, 11:0013:30
* Snack&Surge Brunch: Media Insurgency - Fri 13 Apr, 11:0013:30
* Snack&Surge Brunch: Marked Up City - Sat 14 Apr, 11:0013:30
Global Bending Conferences
* Media Art Education in China - Wed 11 Apr, 14:0016:30
* Harmonizing Instability: Cultural Globalisation between East and West - Thu 12 Apr, 14:0016:30
* Opening Creative Space: Rooting Curatorial Media Practice in China - Fri 13 Apr, 14:0016:30
* Polar Bending: I-TASC, the Interpolar Transnational Art Science Constellation - Sat 14 Apr, 14:0016:30
* Interrupting Realities - Wed 11 Apr, 15:0018:00
* Critical Ecosystems - Thu 12 Apr, 10:0013:00
* Not Everything Is Interaction - Thu 12 Apr, 15:0018:00
* Connected Archives: Presentation - Thu 12 Apr, 15:0018:00
* CREATE - Fri 13 Apr, 10:0013:30
* Transdisciplinary Innovation - Fri 13 Apr, 15:0017:30
* UbiScribe: Collocollaboracontentquery? - Sun 15 Apr, 10:0018:00
logo_real.gifThese live streams can be viewed with the free RealPlayer, which can be downloaded from www.real.com.
The streams will also be archived. When the above programs have ended, the streams will remain available for viewing on demand. Check the DEAF07 blog (with RSS feed ) for archived streams, news, written reports and photo galleries.
Just making a late respones to Maree's post. Thanks Maree - the Ada
board have written the aim into our trust document to facilitate
dialogue through the list across a wide range of groups in Aotearoa, and
if Maori interests in particular can be promoted through this forum, of
course we will endeavour to help in any way ...
Some Ada'ers might be interested in this different kind of forum: ( an
Auckland urbane one albeit...)
Infiltrating City Spaces:
Art Outside Institutional Boundaries
2-5pm Saturday 14 April at The Wine Loft
Are you interested in working beyond the institution; in the community,
on streets and squares, and in alleyways and the city's forgotten
corners? Would you like to infiltrate other spaces? Shift boundaries?
Revitalize and redefine the city and contemporary art practice?
There are enormous opportunities for collective and individual creative
enterprise in this area in our city. We invite you to suggest and
consider possibilities and discuss ideas over a glass of wine with other
Come to hear. Come to join in. The discussion will be visionary,
imaginative and inspiring; and involve thinking about extending art
practices and art ideas in Auckland outside the institutional
walls/frameworks.... Let's talk about what things could be like. The
field is open..
Where? The Wine Loft, 69 Shortland St, Auckland CBD
When? Saturday, 14 April
What time? 2-5pm
and. 1 FREE drink on entry!!
Pay bar operating too.
Please RSVP to Rob Garrett & Amanda Wayers public.art.review(a)gmail.com
Apologies if you receive this more than once. we have asked everyone to
pass it on so that NO ONE misses out!!>