So this one is really boring. I mean, "Creative New Zealand Strategic
Plan" -- any one of these words would send you to sleep by itself. I
won't be surprised if no-one answers. Here's the link
but don't look. It's boring. It is better that we have an uninformed
and interesting debate. Supposing we did submit something, what should
The obvious and expected tactic would be to notify them of our
unrecognised brilliance and diversity, of the exceptional art
experiences that we offer New Zealand and International Audiences, of
the warm glow they will feel from seeing our well-funded, important,
edgy work rise up on the world stage and represent the wise, culturally
aware, courageous CNZ. But we will be cunning, and carefully frame it
in such a way that we don't look like greedy sycophants. We don't like
money, but we will accept it for the good of the nation. We will also
not mention that they are funding our rivals to make crap, nor that they
are a bunch of conservative retards, nor anything else at all that might
sound disparaging of bureaucrats or strategic plans.
That would be expected, and it would probably be wise. Perhaps
accurate. But it also sets up the temptation to do the opposite, to
scream and yell, and let them know that they have no idea about
anything. They are at best irrelevant, we'd say. They should disband
and give the money back to the paupers who bought lotto tickets.
Then, of course, there's an expanse of middle ground, where we outline
the areas about which they have no clue, and try to tell them how they
could do better. Most likely they would like to. Which brings us back
to: what should they do, actually?
Personally, I have few ideas at the moment. That's mainly because it is
one in the morning, but also because I haven't had much to do with them
for a while. The paperwork is not worth it for the piddly amounts I
apply for: I do better just getting a job for the days that I would
spend writing proposals and aquittals, and I don't get bound up in the
kinds of idiotic commitments I put in funding proposals, nor do I have
to wait at the letterbox to know what I'll be doing over the next six
months. But you lot will have ideas.
hope its ok to post this on ada..
thought someone might be coming across to .au
I am looking for someone or a couple to sub-let my apartment in
Adelaide while I am traveling in November and December.
Dates : 5 weeks
14 November - 18 December 2009
- very large fully furnished 1 bedroom apartment in modernist block in
- short walking distance to the city centre across river and parkland
- super-fast broadband, voip phone,
- separate shower with water filter and a deep bath
- gas stove and hot water
- balcony with lush plants, separate laundry at rear of property
- use of late model citroen C3 for the period can be included
$Au 350 per week.
$Au 400 with car.
Melinda Rackham (PhD)
Emerging Artforms Curator
Adjunct Professor of RMIT University
a P.O. Box 1109
South Australia 5006
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Tonight, Monday 26th, at 19:00 European time, there will be an opening
of the installation Let ME Go at Skjern Bibliotek, Denmark and online:
Find your local time here: http://tinyurl.com/ygg3y5q
To participate online, journey through the web site and you will arrive
in the Underworld where live web cams show the visitors passing through
the physical installation in Skjern. You can interact in the text chat
with other online visitors, and with people in Skjern. The online
installation uses the UpStage platform.
Let ME Go is inspired by the Sumerian myth of Inanna’s descent to the
underworld to visit her sister Ereshkigal. Only fragments of this story
survive, inscribed on clay tablets in cuneiform. Inanna must pass
through seven gates and at each relinquish a symbol of her power and
status in order to enter the underworld - from which no mortal can return.
Antonella Diana and Helen Varley Jamieson have created a sensual
interactive journey and a concurrent online installation. Audiences in
the physical space interact with visitors to the online installation,
combining dualities such as the physical and the virtual/spritiual, the
visceral and the technological, the heavens and the underworld.
Antonella Diana is visual art, scenographer and a founding member of
Teatret OM. Helen Varley Jamieson is a theatre practitioner and digital
artist who creates cyberformance - live performance on the internet.
Let ME Go is produced by Teatret OM, http://www.teatretom.dk
helen varley jamieson: creative catalyst
Been hunting for grants and call for proposals, regularly checking
rhizome.org which is a great resource, but wondering if other people
have recommendations for...
- Grants listings
- Residency listings
- Grants or Residences you would recommend applying for
- Call for proposals / exhibitions listings
I've noticed many resources are US based or restricted to applications
from US residents. I'm looking more for opportunities open for
international (read NZ) or European applicants.
I'd be happy to collate this info on a wiki with regular grants /
residences arranged by application date if there's enough response on
Open walk-through 26-27 October
The next open walk-through in UpStage will take place at 8pm UK time on
Monday 26 October, which is 9am on Tuesday 27 October in New Zelaand.
Find your local time here: http://tinyurl.com/yl3fquo
The open walk-through is an opportunity to learn about UpStage and how
it works, and to meet others who are working with UpStage. If you want
to participate in the open walk-through, email info(a)upstage.org.nz for a
You can also attend the open walk-through as an audience member, if
you’re curious but shy. Just click here at the time for the
We are slowly compiling documentation from the 090909 UpStage Festival,
and you can find links to it here:
http://upstage.org.nz/blog/?page_id=210. If you have further
documentation such as photos from the RL access nodes or links to
reviews, please let us know. If you would like to write about your
experience of 090909, for online publication, please let us know as well.
*Let ME Go *
Also happening in UpStage until the 30th of October is the online part
of the installation Let ME Go. The physical installation is in four
public libraries in Denmark, in the town of Skjern for the last week of
October. The online installation (http://creative-catalyst.com/letmego/)
provides a version of the physical journey, which is based on the story
of Inanna's descent to the underworld. It finnishes in an UpStage stage
where you can see visitors to the physical installation via web cams,
and interact with them in the text chat, during the library's opening
hours. Let ME Go was created by Antonella Diana and Helen Varley
Jamieson, and produced by Teatret OM.
helen varley jamieson: creative catalyst
is pleased to announce the establishment of The FutureEverything
Awards aiming to recognise outstanding achievement
for innovation in the arts, music, society and technology, and
celebrate creative projects which offer a new and
unique way to experience or see the world. Submissions may be in any medium. Eligible
projects must have been realised within 15 months of the submissions
new FutureEverything Trophy, a cash prize, present their project at
the FutureEverything festival, the catalogue and the website
APPLY: include the following on one side of A4: Name of nominee,
title, date, media, dimensions or duration (as appropriate),
location, project outline (max. 200 words), URL. You may include
item of supporting material e.g. video documentation, text, image or other media
Deadline: 1 December 2009
Sonja van Kerkhoff ART: www.sonjavank.com BLOG: sonjavank.blogspot.com DESIGN: www.sonjavank.com/design VIDEOS: www.youtube.com/sonjavank
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im working a little with some people from the mozilla foundation and
they are discussing the possibilities to fund new media art. they are
just discussing at the mo, but i promised them i would send some info on
nz digital art. is there anyone that can post Frank Hecker (I can
provide an address) a copy of the ada book?
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