greetings folks. If you are in Auckland this month, please drop by to
BODYTOK (the human instrument archive)
10 – 26 September, 2008
Starkwhite is pleased to present BODYTOK a sonicsfromscratch video and
by Phil Dadson, with interactivity design by James Charlton.
(a 3 screen trial towards a larger public gallery installation)
Upstairs backroom, 510 K Rd, Auckland, from 10 to 26 September 2008.
Over the past three years, Dadson has been compiling the ‘human
instrument archive’. He says: “The first instrument is the human body
and the human instrument is the most unpredictable and unique of all.
From childhood worldwide humans explore the sonic potential of their
bodies, often discovering a unique and/or individual sound. I had some
expectations of this variety, but when I started asking people to show
me their unique sounds, I was astounded by the invention.”
For BODYTOK, Dadson has produced three preliminary videos from his
archive, each one a compilation of individuals performing their
distinctive sounds. The video-sound clips are presented in a three
screen interactive video installation that allows viewers to ‘play’ the
work. This exhibition at Starkwhite is a trial run, enabling the artist
and interactivity-collaborator, James Charlton to test the BODYTOK
technology and see how viewers engage with the interactive component.
Dadson hopes to stage a larger version of BODYTOK at a public art
gallery in 2009.
(The BodyTok project is generously supported by Sony NZ, AUT Co-lab &
AUT Art & Design)
Phil Dadson is the founder of the legendary sound-performance group,
From Scratch, known widely for it's rhythmic and distinctive
performances on original instruments. As an artist/solo performer
Dadson is also known for his interdisciplinary practice including video
& sound installations, sonic objects, solo performances and
exhibitions, building experimental instruments, composition, graphic
scores and improvisations on invented instruments.
Recent exhibition/performance highlights include; VENICE 09 shortlist.
SONIC SELF Chelsea art Museum NY, (2008); SUR POLAR, Buenos Aires
(2008) Sanskriti artist residency, India. S3D Invented Instruments
Festival, AK07. EAR to the EARTH, New York, performance and videos;
(2006) CONCERTINA, a survey of early video and new work, curated by
Leonhard Emmerling, St Paul’s St, AUT, (2006) Auckland the WALTERS
PRIZE 2006 (a restaging of POLAR PROJECTS) Auckland Art Gallery. In
2003 Dadson travelled to Antarctica under an artists fellowship
programme and in 2001, received an Arts Foundation of New Zealand
Located in New Zealand on Auckland’s Karangahape Road, Starkwhite
presents a programme of artists’ projects, solo exhibitions,
independently curated exhibitions and occasional forays into new music
and other interdisciplinary practices. Starkwhite represents artists
from New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Rim.
For further information please contact
510 Karangahape Road, Auckland, New Zealand
Monday to Friday 11.00am to 6.00pm
Saturday 11.00am to 5.00pm
Tel. +64 9 3070703
The deadline for submitting an abstract has been extended to September the
5th European Symposium on Gender & ICT:
"Digital Cultures: Participation - Empowerment - Diversity"
Sonja van KerkhoffART: www.sonjavank.comBLOG: sonjavank.blogspot.comDESIGN: www.sonjavank.com/designVIDEOS: www.youtube.com/sonjavank
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> Registration Reminder: Urban Screens Melbourne 08
> ?Mobile Publics? Conference:
> BMW Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne, 3-5 October 2008
> ?Connected Communities?:
> Multimedia Program, Federation Square, 3-8 October 2008
> Urban Screens Melbourne 08 (USM08), hosted by Fed Square Pty Ltd, is the
> first international urban screens conference and exhibition to be staged in
> the Asia Pacific region, following successful events in Amsterdam in 2005
> and Manchester in 2007. USM08 will present an integrated conference program
> of keynote lectures and panel sessions in the BMW Edge Theatre and an
> outdoor multimedia program of experimental poster sessions, curated
> screenings, workshops and screen-based projects.
> Registrations are now open for the Mobile Publics conference, which will
> explore the impact of digital technology and new media on the public space
> of contemporary cities. Keynote speakers will include:
> * Aaron Tan, renowned architect and Director of RAD, Hong Kong, who has been
> a driving force in the urban development of Asian cities,
> * Andreas Broeckmann international curator, founding Director of the
> prestigious Transmediale Festival for Art and Digital Culture in Berlin,
> * Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University,
> and eminent globalisation scholar who wrote the seminal text The Global
> A range of panels will be presented on themes such as ?Art, Technology and
> Public Space?, ?Strategies for Urban Regeneration? and ?Cross-Cultural
> Public Networks? with guest speakers from Australia, Japan, Korea, Germany,
> Netherlands, Taiwan, UK, and USA including: Professor Ien Ang, ARC Fellow,
> Centre for Cultural Research, University of Western Sydney; Patrick Fox,
> Manager of the tenantspin project at FACT, Liverpool; Mike Gibbons, Head of
> Live Events London 2012; Manray Hsu, curator of the 2008 Taipei Biennial;
> Yann Le Bell?go, Sales Director, Barco Media, Asia Pacific; Dr Yoshitaka
> Mori, Tokyo University of the Arts; Dr Melinda Rackham, Director of the
> Australian Network for Art and Technology; Jan Schuijren, curator of
> Contemporary Art Screen Zuidas in Amsterdam; Mirjam Struppek, President of
> the International Urban Screens Association; Professor Leon van Schaik AO,
> Architecture, Innovation Chair, RMIT Melbourne; Soh Yeong Roh, Director of
> Art Center Nabi in Seoul.
> Full conference programme and registration information is now available at:
> http://www.urbanscreens08.net/ <http://www.urbanscreens08.net/>
> There will be single tickets available for the keynote session on Friday
> night and also on Saturday night.? They must be booked in advance.
> USM08 is brought to you by Federation Square, in association with the
> University of Melbourne and the International Urban Screens Association.
> Prof Sean Cubitt
> Director, Media and Communications Program
> Faculty of Arts
> Room 127?John Medley East
> The University of Melbourne
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> From: Mark Williams <mark.williams(a)nzfa.org.nz>
> Subject: [Ada_list] GUY SHERWIN TONIGHT
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> GUY SHERWIN TONIGHT!!!
> A final reminder about tonights performance by Guy Sherwin (UK) with
> partner Lynn Loo. Guy is quite simply one of the greatest film
> artists of all time. Tonight is a must see!!
> Like a blast of cinematic conceptual art, film artist Guy Sherwin's
> hand-crafted films explore the elements of film's grain, tone,
> flicker, sound, light and space. Beautiful, enigmatic, and sensual,
> these experimental films question our perception of 'light moving in
> time.' Together with partner Lynn Loo, Guy creates cinematic
> environments of incredible purity and beauty.
> Guy Sherwin studied painting at Chelsea School of Art in the 1960s
> before becoming closely associated with the British avant garde film
> movement centred on The London Film-makers Co-operative in the 1970s.
> Sherwin taught printing and processing at the London Filmmaker's Co-
> op (now LUX) during the mid-70s. His films have been widely exhibited
> in England and abroad, as part of 'Film as Film' Hayward Gallery
> 1979, 'Live in Your Head' Whitechapel Gallery 2000, 'Shoot Shoot
> Shoot' Tate Modern 2002, 'A Century of Artists' Film & Video' Tate
> Britain 2003/4; also shown on BBC2, Channel 4 and Arte TV France.
> Solo shows include San Francisco Cinematheque, LUX London,
> International Film Festival Rotterdam and Image Forum Tokyo. Guy?s
> visit co-incides with LUX releasing a book and DVD on his work
> entitled Optical Sound Films 1971 ? 2007.
> Guy Sherwin
> Friday August 15, 7pm
> $ 8 / $6
> New Zealand Film Archive
> PLUS Saturday: This Is Experimental: A festival of experimental film
> continues ...
> 3pm Scratching the Surface: Experiments in New Zealand Animation
> after Len Lye,
> 5pm: Pragmatic Poetics: A talk/screening on the films of Joanna
> Margaret Paul, Haiku poetry and Gilles Deleuze
> 5pm: 80s Super 8 Vibration a collection of experimental Super 8 film
> from NZ and North America
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kia ora katoa
I am just back from ARS Electronica which was great.
Especially two of the conferences, but I'm emailing to announce that there was a New Zealander whose work got an honoury mention in the category for interactive art.
yes, it was Julian Oliver for Levelhead! (www.julianoliver.com)
Congratulations! I also heard from a few friends that I missed you a few times, Julian :)
Next time, ne?
I've put a few images on my blog and will say something more about the event next week: www.sonjavank.blogspot.com
This week i'm busy with this: www.sonjavank.com/issues
hei konei ra, Sonja
The Adam Art Gallery in association with The New Zealand Film Archive
is proud to present a talk by conceptual artist, writer and curator
Barber advocates for the artist to be a critical agent in social
life. His practice is based on exchange and the act of giving, and
privileges the agency of these gestures as alternative means for
societal integration rather than transactions based on money and
power. He describes his work as ‘communicative actions’. These are
direct actions or interventions that test the idea of art as an act
of communication and explore the capacity of speech to be a
performance that, rather than offering an explanation or
interpretation, leads to another order of understanding that more
directly engages with the issue at hand, whether this be a concern
with the environment, a particular political situation, or the use of
His talk at the New Zealand Film Archive will focus on his practice
of ‘communicative action’, contextualised by a screening of video
documentation of his performance works.
Bruce Barber is an internationally known artist, writer and curator
and is Professor of Media Art, Historical and Critical Studies at the
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. His interdisciplinary studio
work has been included in the Paris Biennale (1977), the Sydney
Biennale (1979) and such exhibitions as The Art of Memory: The Loss
of History (New Museum, New York, 1985) and A Different War: Vietnam
in Art (1989-92), Memory Works (London Regional Gallery 1990-2);
Action Replay Artspace, Auckland (1998). Barber is the author of
Popular Modernisms: Art, Cartoons, Comics and Cultural In/
Subordination (forthcoming), editor of Essays on [Performance] and
Cultural Politicisation (1983) and co-editor with Serge Guilbaut and
John O'Brian of Voices of Fire: Art Rage, Power, and the State
(Toronto, 1996). His critical essays have appeared in numerous
anthologies, journals and magazines.
Artist as critical agent: A talk by Bruce Barber
Thursday 11 September, 7pm, KOHA
New Zealand Film Archive mediatheatre
84 Taranaki Street
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i'm at Ars Electronica this year (starts tomorrow), as one of the people
taking part in the openFrameworks@Ars lab :
but while i'm here i'm going to have the chance to check out the rest of
the festival as well, so if anyone back in NZ has any projects they're
particularly interested in finding more about, i can go and check them out
and take photos and let you know if they're actually any good in person ;-)
damian stewart | +31 6 5902 5782 | damian(a)frey.co.nz
frey | live art with machines | http://www.frey.co.nz
Hi everyone, I thought you might like to hear from the purple spheres digital arts week going on in Huia. I was lucky enough to get involved in an experimental project where eight digital artists, animators, programmers, designers have all come together in a house in Huia, with the simple brief "invent stuff". So far I have been working on a natural human computer interface using ping pong balls to control google earth, which has been a whole lot of fun. I could ramble on, but you should take a look at http://www.purplespheres.co.nz/blog if you would like to see more. I wuld be really interested in hearing your feedback.
Thanks for listening.
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