Brigitte Neufeldt is a German artist working in video and digital media.
She is coming to New Zealand in March and is interested to meet with
other artists and perhaps give presentations about her work.
Information about her recent cross-border art project baum.welt is
below, & her web site is http://www.atelier-neufeldt.org/ (also see
She will be in Wellington March 4-5, then in Christchurch & the South
Island, returning via Picton. If you are interested to meet her please
email brigitte_neufeldt(a)web.de <http://web.de>
is a cross-border art project with international participation.
In the year 2000 the first call was going online.
Cause and effect from the outside was hurricane Lothar and its
Subsequent to the first exposition, digital documentation enabled
Rathaus – Pavillon Pforzheim 2003
Bundesumweltministerium Bonn 2004
„namu“ Bielefeld 2006
St. Jakobikirche Hildesheim 2006
Umweltbundesamt Dessau 2008
We have been working on this project for seven years and are setting up
new conceptions of our common expos now! In the year 2006 the
presentation took place in the Bielefeld Museum of Natural History
called “namu” and in the church of St Jakob, Hildesheim.
As an interface between art and science the “namu” is predestined as an
opportunity for our aesthetical investigation in trees and woods as well
as their benefit and exploitation. It is also the proper place to point
out the enormous significance of each tree´s microcosm and the worldwide
green belts formed by woods. The exposition´s concept shall meet the
actual situation. These actualities are reflected by means of different
From the beginning we felt obliged to connect art and ecology! So we
wrote statements about nature, especially in relation to trees and
woods. Spectators are offered the possibility to interact. We use
digital and traditional mediad to show the implementation of individual
intentions. In human relationship to nature and explicitly to trees
there seems to be an increasing tendency to dispose of natural resources
in a ruthless way.
Meanwhile society has discovered the cruel possibility to manipulate
natural things to an inconceivable extent. For years we have been
experiencing an intensification of breeding. What has been nature in the
past today is done and organized by factories automatically.
Individual and natural being will pass - in future there will be just
Therefore we feel responsible and positive to contribute a kind of
sensitive use of nature. We believe that our intensive and common work
within this project called "baum.welt" will reach the people. An amazing
diversity of approaches concerning the subject of ecology and art
Since 2006 happend a lot of diversification in the staff and
consequential modification of the presentation! the last baum.welt v was
shown this year 2008 in the UBA DESSAU from may to july.
helen varley jamieson: creative catalyst
OH9 Intermedia Works
Friday 30th Jan. at None Gallery Stafford St,
Relaxed BYO door open from 6pm
New Electronic and Audio Works By:
an exciting mix of christchurch and dunedin!
saying hello to the new year with a sheet of feedback to the face!
RICHARD NEAVE + LEE NOYES (CHCH+DUN)
LA LAKERS (CHCH(shannon o'brien))
BASTARD WISHER (DUN)
RADIO CEGESTE (chch/dun (sally plus toki this time))
and an un-titled DIRT ROOM evolutionary construction
Also open for viewing on the afternoon of Sat 31st jan
Hei folks --
<<apologies for x-posting ;-)
for those of you who are not going to be in Berlin next week for transmediale.09, there is a robust streaming and IRC presence that I would cordially invite you to check out ::
Peering beyond the alarmist scenarios in the often contradictory global warming debate, transmediale.09 examines the artistic, cultural and societal consequences that the imminent collapse of the polar ice barrier may trigger. How will climate change induce global culture change?
As part of its online programme, Berlin's festival for art and digital culture *transmediale.09 DEEP NORTH* will offer a selected package of live video streams from the House of World Cultures in Berlin from 28 January to 1 February 2009. Our streaming programme is now online. For details of where and what we will stream please visit
Dedicated transmediale IRC channels provide platforms for extended discussion leading up to and during the actual event, giving the remote community a powerful voice and a chance to engage with the sessions in Berlin. For details how to get involved (we're online now!) please visit http://www.transmediale.de/en/transmediale09-irc
Free feel to pass on this information to anyone you think might be interested in interacting with the festival, but cannot make it to Berlin - it is the next best thing to being there!
I'm putting together a waka/bicycle tour down the Whanganui river in
February, taking in a few sites of counter cultural interest, and
hoping to make some work on the way.
We also invite people to come for just a day or 2 cycling or even join
us for camping on one of the community days around the weekend of
15th, 16th Feb.
Hope to see some of you there!
* Slowflow - Te Ia Korero
Info and registration at: http://greenbench.org/project/slowflow
Slowflow is a trip down the Whanganui River, Aotearoa/New Zealand
between Feb 10 th and Feb 16th 2009. Slowflow invites artists,
technologists and environmentalists on a 6 day journey down the
Whanganui River by double hulled 22 person waka haurua (canoe) and
bicycle, creating a setting for a flow of conversations - Te Ia
Slowflow imagines living in a post carbon future where physical
transport has slowed to human speed, energy use is constrained and
renewable, production is collaborative and relocalised, and
information communication is instantaneous, global and
accessible. Taking a few days out from global hypermobility, slowflow
models the contemporary ecotopian dream as a mobile temporary
autonomous zone and paddles and cycles it through a landscape of
The journey starts high up the Whanganui River beneath the volcano
Ruapehu and passes through the native bush for 3 days. Emerging from
the forest and shifting to bicycles, it continues to sites of counter
cultural interest, Jerusalem, the abandoned Ahu Ahu Ohu commune and
the Wanganui Police Computer, before reaching the river mouth and the
wider network of the sea.
On each day a local expert is invited to give a short talk about the
historical context of each site. Particpants are asked to bring a
project to make or experiment with on the trip. Whether it be a piece
of technology, a piece of media, an art work, doumentation of the
trip, or some writing, the collective commonwealth of works will
form the basis of an exhibition, a web site and a publication.
>> apart from audacity and PD have you found a decent piece of free
>> software for midi sequencing/audio manip?
>> for mac? ( until the world goes linux) or cross platform?
> you could have a look at http://www.ardour.org/
> it's for mac + linux
thanks sonja and julian for those links,
it was the reading a renoise report and the synchronistic post by
adam that got me thinking about free osx DAWs/...
..granted renoise is very cheap.
rosegarden was also one i initially got excited about while following
that thread,,, but...
the important parts of the equation i was looking for are FREE ,OSX,
MIDI and AUDIO.. id spotted ardour before but ( for those that dont
know) there is currently no midi implementation, which means it falls
off the list... the other is the OSX requirement, im not going to get
the "establishment" to change over to linux in a hurry.. :-)
PD is not what im looking for to teach ... yet...
There are to be three Education for sustainability projects at SCANZ 2009.
These are also known as 60 Springs projects; both are an initiative of Puke
Ariki integrated library museum in association with Shell.
To date, 60 Springs projects have included two school groups conducting
experiments in Pukekura Park, using data loggers, mainly with a science
The SCANZ 60 Springs projects are aimed at engaging youth with creativity in
the environment where this is mediated by technology. Three SCANZ projects
fall under the 60 Springs banner.
Nina Czegledy's project 'What will you do' asks participants directly to
consider the environment and make a pledge or statement of what they will do
to counter degradation in the environment. This statement can then be sent
via text to a website, where the responses are displayed.
Brett Stalbaum's 'Pukekura Park Demonstration/Environment and Sustainability
Tours' utilises open source software, GPS and mobile phones to create GPS
guided tours of Pukekura Park, the local botanic garden and the focus of 60
Springs (there are 60 Springs in Pukekura Park).
Andrew Paterson's project 'Taranaki Platform Ecologies' responds to and sets
out to nourish, the online platforms surrounding Puke Ariki by exploring,
documenting and bridging online/offline aspects of the former wiki and soon
to be kete. Online kete were developed by the Horowhenua Library, and the
format has been adopted by Puke Ariki to form the basis for a public pool of
knowledge around Pukekura Park.
Last year, local high schoolteachers were asked to put forward the names of
their laterally thinking students and of the list provided, seven have
indicated an interest in participating. The high school students, some of
whom are off to first year uni, come from a range of disciplines, not just
visual arts. Some students from the BVA at WITT are also involved.
These projects will be reported on at the symposium. Online registrations
are now open at http://intercreate.org/view/symposium13
Ian M Clothier
Intercreate Research Centre
Faculty of Arts, Commerce and Technology
Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki
New Plymouth, New Zealand
South Pacific Ocean
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Kia ora koutou
i'm giving an artists talks (video/installations, performance projects, etc)
25th Jan, 3pm, Auckland City Art Gallery
16th Feb, 7.30 pm, Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui
17th feb, probably am doing a performance at about 10:30 am outside the front of the Sarjeant Gallery.
Contact Greg Donson(gregd(a)queenspark.org.nz) for details.
see some of you at SCANZ
hei konei ra, sonja
Sonja van KerkhoffART: www.sonjavank.comBLOG: sonjavank.blogspot.comDESIGN: www.sonjavank.com/designVIDEOS: www.youtube.com/sonjavank
> We call this process "FLOSSify". We convert the book from closed
> software to Free Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) hence we
> the book.
apart from audacity and PD have you found a decent piece of free audio
software for midi sequencing/audio manip?
for mac? ( until the world goes linux) or cross platform?
id like to teach something that was free rather than finding myslef
acting like a sales representative sometimes..
at least GB is free with macs..but.....
> apart from audacity and PD have you found a decent piece of free audio
> software for midi sequencing/audio manip?
> for mac? ( until the world goes linux) or cross platform?
you could have a look at http://www.ardour.org/
it's for mac + linux
(in Aotearoa 21 jan - 20 feb 2009)