This is early advice that shortly we will be putting out the open call for
the SCANZ residency in New Plymouth Aotearoa New Zealand in 2009. The formal
dates for the residency are January 26th to February 8th 2009.
There will also be a two day symposium and curatorial workshop on the
opening weekend - February 7th and 8th. The themes for the residency are
Environmental Response and Participate/Display (where the audience impacts
the art work).
Half the residency participants have been directly invited, partly to assist
us with funding applications. The other half come from the open call.
Participants in the residency are not required to exhibit, and participants
in the symposium are not required to present.
Project partners are the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and Puke Ariki
The call will be put out shortly, with a four week period to submit
applications. There will be a form to download and complete from the
intercreate.org site. The curatorial panel consists of Sarah Cook, Mercedes
Vicente, Kate Roberts and Ian Clothier.
Here is the list of directly invited and confirmed attendees: Nina Czegledy,
Joel Slayton, Sally Jane Norman, Adam Hyde, Sean Cubitt, Sarah Cook, Eric
Kluitenberg, Lisa Reihana, Stella Brennan, Sean Kerr, Rachel Rakena and
Natalie Robertson. Danny Butt and Dr Herman Pi¹ikea Clarke will be at the
Ian M Clothier
Research Centre for Interdisciplinary Creativity
Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki
New Plymouth, New Zealand
South Pacific Ocean
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What to do with what you've (not) got: Impairment & Augmentation
Media Release **Apologies for cross posting**
The Australian Network for Art & Technology (ANAT) is pleased to
announce the May discussion on the Synapse elist which, throughout
2008, is investigating the leading-edge of art and science research
The use of augmenting technologies for different types of bodies
results in very different things. Issues related to functional
impairment and the use of prostheses to extend ability are not the same
as those raised by the use of prostheses to achieve a type of
'super-functionality' on the one hand, or to question what bodies are
and could be, on the other.
Throughout the month of May the Synapse elist will discuss impairment
and augmentation and, specifically, artistic engagement with this
field. The discussion will look at different types of augmentation
practices and tease out the impacts of each on how we think about,
inhabit and use our bodies. Also under investigation will be the way in
which artistic concerns intersect with experiences of impairment and/or
augmentation - from the synaesthesic nature of communication aids, to
the questions raised by an artist's use of network-driven prostheses.
LIZBETH GOODMAN is Director of the SMARTlab Digital Media Institute and
Magic Gamelab at the University of East London. She established (and is
now Director of) the Trust Project for children in hospital, which uses
gaming and haptics to enhance the physical well-being and learning of
those with limited physical ability.
JU GOSLING, aka ju90, is a London-based artist, writer and activist who
works primarily with digital lens-based media, but also with
performance, text and sound. In 2006-07, she undertook a residency at
the UK's National Institute of Medical Research, where she explored how
science affects the way we perceive ideas of disability and normality,
leading her to develop a scientific model of disability.
BRAD NUNN, an artist, has been exhibiting since the late 1980s. He
holds a PhD in Visual Arts and teaches sculpture and fine art programs
at undergraduate and postgraduate level. In 1993 Brad had a serious
brain haemorrhage, leaving him with physical and neurological deficits.
Since then, his artistic practice has explored and engaged with the
prevailing ideas of the prosthesis in contemporary culture.
STELARC is an Australian performance artist who has presented his work
extensively in Japan, Europe, and the USA. His projects have included
the Third Hand, a Stomach Sculpture and Exoskeleton, a six-legged
walking robot. His present project involves surgically constructing an
extra ear on his arm that will be internet enabled. He is Chair in
Performance Art at Brunel University and a Senior Research Fellow at
the MARCS Labs at the University of Western Sydney.
To subscribe to the elist visit: www.synapse.net.au and select
ANAT is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia
Council http://www.ozco.gov.au its arts funding and advisory body, by
the South Australian Government through ArtsSA http://www.arts.sa.gov.au
and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian,
State and Territory Governments.
Apologies for cross posting
(and I really hope that ada can put up a panel on aotearoa histories of
MEDIA ART HISTORY 09
Third International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and
Melbourne 26-29 November 2009
Call For Papers Deadline 19th December 2008
Sponsored by Leonardo and the Victorian College of the Arts (University of
Following the success of Media Art History 05 Re:fresh in Banff and Media
Art History 07 Re:place in Berlin, Media Art History 09 Re:llve in Melbourne
will host three days of keynotes, panels and poster sessions Media Art
History 09 - Re:live, a refereed conference, is calling for papers, panels
and posters on the histories of digital, electronic and technological media
arts. With the theme of Re:live we are especially interested in expanding
the range of topics to include sustainability, live arts and the
technological arts of life, both organic and nonorganic.
How do the media arts change? Through innovation, accident, discovery,
mutation or crisis? How did contemporary media arts come to look and sound
like they do? What options and potentialities and eccentricities in the
history of media have been lost or overlooked or suppressed? What hopes have
been realised and which dashed? What is the history of speculation on
alternate histories, and how have they altered the course of media art
Participants are asked to address at least one the following areas in their
- histories of the art-science-technology connection in particular works,
careers, exhibitions and institutions, especially in national and regional
- histories of biology, the life sciences and bioart in relation to media
- histories of the environment, environmental sciences, ideas of
sustainability and ecology in the discourses and practices of media arts
- histories of liveness and performance in relation to media arts theory and
practice, including network performance, multimedia performance and the
relation of media to the histories of theatre
- histories of the life of machines, cyborgs, virtual communities and the
arts of transmission
- histories of the liveness of real-time arts and art-science-technology
collaborations in such areas as earth sciences, meteorology and astronomy
- histories of innovation, accident, discovery, and speculation on
alternative futures in media arts
We particularly wish to encourage presentations from and about these
histories in the Asia-Pacific region. Proposals are welcomed from artists,
curators, arts organisers and researchers in media, art history, performance
studies, literature, film, and science and technology studies.
Selected papers from the conference will be published in Leonardo (MIT
Press). We are negotiating with academic presses for one or two anthologies
from the conference.
Submissions: A dedicated website with updates and online paper submission
system is available at http://www.mediaarthistory.org. Abstracts of
proposals, panel presentations and posters should be submitted in either
text, RTF, PDF or Word formats
Deadline for 200 word abstracts: 19th December 2008. Please submit proposals
Sean Cubitt and Paul Thomas, conference co-chairs.
Prof Sean Cubitt
Director, Media and Communications Program
Faculty of Arts
Room 127 John Medley East
The University of Melbourne
Parkville VIC 3010
Tel: + 61 3 8344 3667
Fax:+ 61 3 8344 5494
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Editor-in-Chief Leonardo Book Series
I just noticed some cheaper airfares to singapore and wondered how many ADA folk were headed to ISEA in July...and if anyone had found a cheap hotel that a small encampment of nzers could inhabit? It was nice to cluster as ADA folk last ISEA.
feel free to email me personally rather than the list, and I can share our details
PECHA KUCHA NIGHT COMES TO CHRISTCHURCH
Thursday 29 May 2008
Start 8.20pm / Door open 7.30pm
The Basement, SOL Square
Cnr Manchester and Lichfield Street
(Underneath Ishimoto, 6 SOL Square)
$7 entry (tickets on the door)
We just don't talk like we used to. In these telecommunication times we're
more likely to hold a conversation or establish a relationship by phone,
internet or text message. Face to face contact no longer seems as
important-we're just too busy. But a group of people are bringing back the
art of good old conversation through Pecha Kucha Nights and they're coming
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 as a place for
creative types to meet, network, and show their work in public. The name
derives from a Japanese term for the sound of conversation ("chit-chat") and
it's where you get to talk about whatever you want in 20 second sound-bites.
Pecha Kucha Night is an event in which presenters give brief presentations
accompanied by 20 images, each of which is shown for 20 seconds, about a
topic of their choosing giving a total presentation time of 6 minutes 40
seconds. Presenters (and much of the audience) are usually from the design,
architecture, photography, art, music and creative fields and with up to 14
presenters in a night there's bound to be something to spark your own
Pecha Kucha has tapped into the demand for a forum in which creative work
can be easily and informally shown, without having to rent a gallery or chat
up a magazine editor. This is a demand that seems to be global-as Pecha
Kucha Night, without any pushing, has spread virally to over 70 cities
across the world, including London, San Francisco, Seattle, Rotterdam,
Shanghai and Berlin. Pecha Kucha Night was voted Best Inspirational Event in
the Metro 2007 Best of Auckland awards.
PKN_CHCH_01 is the first Pecha Kucha Night to take place in
Christchurch-attracting fans to see an "array of artists, musicians,
architects, designers, writers and activists each presenting their work in
some depth but at a comically breakneck pace-20 slides, 20 seconds each."
The venue, an industrially raw car park hidden in the middle of a booming
central city hospitality district with walls bombed by premier street
artists, is also preparing for its very first grand show case. PKN_CHCH_01
presenters will be announced at the end of April.
Visit www.pechakucha.co.nz to subscribe to our newsletter to keep in the
loop. You can even apply to talk on your favourite subject and achieve your
6 minutes and 40 seconds of fame.
If you want to be a presenter at our first Pecha Kucha Night Christchurch,
please send an email with the following information to
vanessa(a)pechakucha.co.nz, subject "application":
A short description of what you want to show and tell
2-3 exemplary pictures
Some information about yourself
Please don't send 20 pictures right away.
For further information visit:
For publicity information contact Vanessa Coxhead by email
vanessa(a)pechakucha.co.nz or by phone +64 27 660 6437.
Pecha Kucha is fun, fast, information. Please pass on this mail and let your
contacts around the country know about it.
Please come to our Activelayers UpStage performance Calling Home on the internet.
this Saturday April 19, 9PM GMT (London time), (find your local time here
http://tinyurl.com/6g5d5j ) earlier in the States, later in Australasia.
Go to the Activelayers website http://220.127.116.11/~activela/ for all the info
about the project and instructions, and links to the stages.
There are 4 stages which you can open from the ActiveLayers website into separate
tabs or windows.
They will all be active simultaneously 15 minutes before the performance, so just
jump between the stages and interact with the 4 characters by typing through the
chat on the right side of each stage.
Don't forget to have your speakers or headphones on! All you need is a regular
browser with the flash plugin.
Meet and get to know Heather, Esme, Michael J Finch and Grand Uncle; they want to
talk about where they come from and where they are going.
Aren't we all just trying to find our way home?
See you there!
PS: this work will also be showing onsite at the same time at Mediatised Sites
Festival http://www.mediatisedsites.net, Dance City, Newcastle, UK.
ActiveLayers (formed March 2008) are:
Liz Bryce, James Cunningham, Suzon Fuks, Cherry Truluck
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> Date: April 14, 2008 10:14:19 PM GMT+12:00
> To: MEDIA ART <media-art-hr(a)yahoogroups.com>
> Subject: [media-art-hr] [Fwd: CALL - URBAN SCREENS 08 - for film,
> video and projects and posters presentations]
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> Subject: CALL - URBAN SCREENS 08 - for film, video and projects and
> posters presentations
> Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 09:41:28 +0200
> From: Mirjam Struppek <mirjam.struppek(a)urbanscreens.net>
> To: USM08 <exhibition(a)urbanscreens.net>
> Dear Friends and colleagues,
> I would very much appreciate it if you could help distribute our
> Thank you!
> Best regards, Mirjam
> Calls for Urban Screens Melbourne 08 – film&video, multimedia
> projects and poster presentations
> Urban Screens Melbourne 08
> Conference “mobile publics” 3 – 5 October 2008
> Multimedia exhibition 3 – 8 October 2008
> Deadline for submission (poster presentations): 24. May 2008
> Deadline for submission (fim&video/projects): 31. May 2008
> Urban Screens Melbourne 08 is the third, ground-breaking
> international conference and multimedia exhibition in a series of
> worldwide events around the redefinition of a growing digital
> infrastructure of moving images in public space. It will mark the
> official launch of the International Urban Screens Association and
> will take place 3.-8. October at Federation Square, Melbourne.
> Federation Square is a unique cultural and community oriented
> multimedia precinct, centred around a significant 38m2 public LED
> CALL FOR FILM&VIDEO and MULTIMEDIA PROJECTS ********************
> The Urban Screens 08 exhibition is looking for Artists, Urban
> Poets, Filmmakers and Multimedia and Interaction Designers to
> submit film and videos or multimedia, interactive or participatory
> screen based projects. A large diverse urban screens infrastructure
> is available at Federation Square.
> We are looking for existing and potentially adaptable projects that
> interrogate screen media as a medium| content and tackle the
> festival’s key themes of issues of building community and
> sustainability in relation to water. These two complex themes aim
> to provoke discussion and spark questions such as: What is
> community in times of the high-speed, global flows of the new media
> scape? How can we explore the diversity of water, an element,
> essential to the existence of life on earth?
> For a detailed description of the event and curatorial framework see
> For a detailed description of Fed Squares infrastructure see
> The projects should preferably employ one or more of the listed
> existing infrastructure of urban screens of Fed Square and should
> consider and adapt to the special circumstances of outdoor public
> spaces, transforming urban spaces to foster dialogue and community
> engagement. We are looking for:
> A) Film and video such as
> - Video art, text art, animation, animated slideshows, or
> fictional advertisements and community information (under 3 min.)
> - Silent works especially for the joint broadcasting or daily
> screenings in-between (under 3 min.)
> - Short experimental films, documentary and journalistic content
> (under 15 min.)
> - Small curated programs of the mentioned type of works
> B) Interactive, performance based or participatory projects such as
> - Interactive software applications for urban screens
> - Participatory community projects using creative digital practices
> - Live media art merging performance and new media
> - Community displays for education and exchange
> - Virtual/real world hybrid projects using streaming content
> - Real-time generated content
> - Screen related sound experiments
> - Digital storytelling projects
> - Mobile games using urban space as social and educative playground
> - Connecting mobile culture of locative media with urban screens
> CALL FOR POSTERS ********************
> To bridge the Conference and the Multimedia Exhibition, we are
> looking for posters about the latest development of Urban Screens.
> They will be displayed in a public exhibition in the Atrium next to
> the conference venue. Conference will be encouraged to get in
> exchange with the authors during the breaks. Eight submissions will
> be additionally shown in an experimental presentation on the four
> outdoor I-sites around Federation Square. These are equiped with an
> integrated screen, which offer the possibility to present remotely
> via scheduled skype sessions, while the audience gathers in groups
> around them.
> Posters are aimed at presenting the latest development in this
> interdisciplinary field of Urban Screens. Posters are ideal for
> presenting speculative, late-breaking results of ongoing research
> projects, drawing important conclusions from practical experiments,
> for giving an introduction to innovative art works or new practical
> design applications, reports on cutting edge technologies and
> content management systems under development.
> Posters will be reviewed by the Poster Committee, soon to be
> announced. Authors of accepted submissions must provide a one or
> two page summary for publication in the conference proceedings.
> Selected submissions will also be published on-line on the
> International Urban Screens Association website.
> APPLICATION AND DETAILED CALL ********************
> Please have a look at the detailed calls and the official online
> forms for application, available at:
> (please use the subject “USM08 - question concerning the CALL”)
> MAJOR EXHIBITION SPONSORS
> International Urban Screens Association - www.urbanscreens.net
> Fed Square Pty Ltd - www.federationsquare.com
> Barco ‘visibly yours’ - www.barco.com
> Circus - www.circusexp.com
> Pinnacle ‘Production Services’ - www.pinnacleps.com.
> Best regards,
> Mirjam Struppek
> URBAN SCREENS MELBOURNE 08
> Artistic Director
> International Urban Screens Association
> Rheinsberger Str. 68
> D-10115 Berlin
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HOMEGROWN – Call for Entries.
Extended Deadline April 30th 2008
The MIC - Toi Rerehiko in collaboration with the 2008 New Zealand International
Film Festival is pleased to announce a call for submissions for Homegrown, New
Zealand’s première showcase for local short films, video and animation.
In the spirit of promoting, distributing and exhibiting innovative media art, the
MIC Toi Rerehiko annually presents Homegrown as a well-established and always
dynamic platform for bringing the innovative work of the independent film and
digital media community to a diverse national and international audience. All
three categories within the Homegrown programme consistently attract the most
cutting-edge and eminently viewable talent from both up-and-coming and
established filmmakers wanting to present their work at the highest level of film
festival exhibition in this country. From the poignant to the skillfully
irreverent the Homegrown programme always aims to support a uniquely contemporary
New Zealand cinematic vision.
We are interested in receiving submissions from both up-and-coming and
established filmmakers who would like the opportunity to have their film screened
to a diverse and discerning audience as part of this year’s 2008 New Zealand
International Film Festival.
Please download the NZFF Homegrown entry form from www.mic.org.nz or
alternatively visit www.nzff.telecom.co.nz/n4364.html, which includes entry
details and technical requirements.
MIC Toi Rerehiko
(aka Moving Image Centre)
Galatos Bar and Venue: 17 Galatos St
Office and Gallery: 1st floor, 321 Karangahape Rd, Newton
THE BORDERLINE BALLROOM
in association with ALT MUSIC
Daniel Menche (US)
Stanier Black-Five (UK/NZ)
with DJs I-Rory & George Gosset hosting the Borderline Ballroom Music
The Media Club – Wednesday 9th April – 7.30-11pm - $10
(door sales only)
This month the Borderline Ballroom is
zapped by a surge of sonic energy courtesy of legendary US noise artist, Daniel Menche.
Known for the immense aural intensity of his music, this will be Menche’s first
ever performance in New
Menche’s music is never just “noise”, but focused
explorations of sonic structures that provoke and stimulate the listener’s
imagination and emotions through the generation of intensely powerful sounds.
His work encompasses densely layered atmospheric drones, primal percussive
works and full frequency abrasive pieces that use sounds amplified and
processed to extreme levels.
Music is like one's own blood, so amplify it! As loud as possible - make
the speakers bleed! – Daniel Menche
More visceral electronics will be
provided by local support, ex-UK and now Canterbury-based sound artist and DJ,
Stanier Black-Five. Expect blistering electronics fused with environmental
recordings that can range from mesmerising aircraft drones to the pounding
rhythms of trains. Guitar noise stalwarts, Coal will also be providing one of
their mesmerising free noise sets.
This night will also include the inaugural
Borderline Ballroom Music Club. In the first hour of the evening its host,
local legend George Gossett, will be leading listeners through a fascinating
selection of challenging music, offering insights into the works and provoking
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