May is shaping up to be a busy month for UpStage: as well as announcing
the shows selected for this year's festival, there will be a
performance, several presentations, and the ongoing development of the
Plus, the UpStage User Manual has now been transferred to FLOSS Manuals,
an online repository of open source software manuals. It is, as always,
a work-in-progress; you can read and contribute to it here:
*111111 Selection Announcement Event, 11 May*
The performances selected for the 111111 UpStage Festival will be
announced at a live event in UpStage
<http://upstage.org.nz/blog/?p=2298> on 11 May 2011, 10am Europe, 8pm NZ
-- find your local time here <http://tinyurl.com/5vke89r>.
The announcement will be followed by live cybersets from guest CJs Dan
Untitled & Miljana Peric -- regular UpStagers known for their skills in
spinning cyber-sounds. Join the artists and organisers of the festival
in celebrating the beginning of the build-up to 111111, the 5th UpStage
The event will take place on the 111111 stage
<http://upstage.org.nz:8084/stages/111111> (click to enter).
*Performance: Cyberian Chalk Circle, 14 May*
Etheatre presents */Cyberian Chalk Circle/* ...
an interactive cyberformance ... an online game ... a political chat
Sit comfortable in your desk chair, your sofa, your bed or even your
local café and follow our game while you are updating your TWITTER,
chatting on your SKYPE, spying your friends on FACEBOOK, or just
searching something on GOOGLE ...
Performer: Evi Stamatiou
Director: Christina Papagiannouli
05:00 pm 14/May/2011 (UK local time).
Please click here to find your local time
and click here to enter the stage
*Presentations: UK, Austria, Italy*
UpStage will be used to give a remote presentation at the symposium
Documenting Performance: Exploring the Problems
<http://www.c4ckp.org/documentation.html> on Saturday 7 May. Francesco
Buonaiuto, Helen Varley Jamieson and Vicki Smith will give a
performative presentation addressing issues around documentation of
cyberformance -- simultaneously demonstrating and discussing the
materials, methods and problems (naturally, it will be documented for
those who are not present at the symposium).
LiWoLi <http://liwoli.at/> is an annual gathering for artists,
developers and educators using and creating FLOSS (free/libre open
source software) and Open Hardware in the artistic and cultural context,
held in Linz, Austria. This year it's happening 12-14 May and Helen will
give a presentation entitled "Performing Open Source
<http://liwoli.at/programm/2011/performing-open-source>" on Friday 13th.
Her presentation will explore the artist-developer relationship in
artist-led open source software projects, drawing on her own personal
experience with UpStage.
Two presentations at the Live Performers Meeting
<http://www.liveperformersmeeting.net/> (Rome, 19-22 May) will feature
UpStage: on Friday 20th Paula Crutchlow (online from the UK) and Helen
Varley Jamieson will give a presentation about their networked
performance make-shift <http://www.make-shift.net/>, which uses UpStage
in conjunction with streaming audio & video and live performance; and on
Saturday 21st Helen will give a talk about cyberformance and online
tools for live performance. She will demonstrate UpStage and Visitors'
Studio <http://www.visitorsstudio.org/>, and discuss other platforms.
Martin Eisenbarth is busy with his research project "DownStage",
developing a prototype for an updated rebuild of UpStage in a way that
is more extensible and open for contributions from other open source
developers. You can follow his progress on his wiki,
https://projects.foobarlab.net/projects/downstage, and join the UpStage
developers' mailing list
<https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/upstage-list> if you want
to get involved in this and other development.
looking forward to seeing you in UpStage in May,
helen : )
helen varley jamieson: creative catalyst
i'm planning a homeward visit next southern summer, combined with
touring "make-shift", a networked performance that i made last year with
paula crutchlow. "make-shift" is performed simultaneously from 2 houses
in different places (paula will be in the uk while i'm in nz) & also
accessible to online audiences via a web interface that combines UpStage
with streaming audio & video; there's more info about it here:
we're planning our tour schedule now so we are looking for people &
organisations who might be interested in hosting, & any other
opportunities for presenting & promoting the work. the dates are
flexible but i expect to be in nz something like mid-december to late
january/early feb (yep, that time when you're all either super-busy or
totally on holiday, i know ...). the performances will be late evening
events (e.g. 10pm start), since we're coordinating with audiences in the
uk 12 hours behind.
"make-shift" addresses environmental themes & explores local/global
relationships/communities; it's very engaging, fun & participatory - a
small audience of about 15 gathered at a house creating half of the
performance in collaboration with a small audience in another house on
the other side of the world - plus the online audience scattered around
the globe & potentially down the road. it's also possible for galleries
& venues to screen the online interface for a gathered audience.
if you're interested in being involved in any way, please email me
off-list & we can discuss it further. thanks in advance, & i'm looking
forward to catching up with some of you next summer :)
h : )
helen varley jamieson: creative catalyst
Apologies for crosspostingl.
Please do distribute to your networks.
Geraldene and Annie
EXPANDING DOCUMENTARY: SOUND, IMAGE, TEXT
Nga Wae o Horotiu Marae
Auckland University of Technology
Aotearoa New Zealand
December 7-9, 2011
Organised in association with Auckland University of Technology (Schools of Communication Studies and Art & Design, Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies) and the University of Auckland (Department of Film, Television and Media Studies, Faculty of Arts).
EXPANDING DOCUMENTARY: SOUND, IMAGE, TEXT 2011 is the eighth biennial documentary conference held in Aotearoa New Zealand. Arising out of a ‘small country’ context, the event has been distinguished over the years by its concern to engage artists, makers, academics, writers, industry professionals and community activists interested in questions of theory and practice.
Focusing on non-fiction and documentary-related work produced within Aotearoa, Australia and the Asia Pacific region, the conference includes presentations of works-in-progress or recently completed works, as well as academic papers.
In 2011, the overarching, interdisciplinary ethos of Expanding Documentary continues the event’s emphasis on new and revised directions in thinking and practice while keeping in sight significant questions of subjectivity, embodiment, ethics, history, politics, economy and technology in the process of making and interpreting documentary works.
Four key areas of interest guide programming:
1. Ways in which culturally distinctive knowledge systems inform the production, representation and interpretation of documentary work.
2. The mediation of documentary through augmented realities, mobile media, web 2.0 apps, interactive game technology and other digital platforms.
3. Thinking practices through production, creativity and pedagogy.
4. Political and social documentary screens – large and small.
Keynote guests include Professor Jon Dovey (Director, Digital Cultures Research Centre, UWE) - most recently involved with organizing the i-Docs symposium in Bristol http://i-docs.org/
Other guests representing a cross-section of Indigenous, filmmaker, photographer and digital interface interests are to be confirmed in the next few weeks – please sign up to “Expanding Documentary News” on the website homepage for updates.
Expanding Documentary welcomes papers and works (moving image, photography, installation, sound, digital and multimedia) that engage creatively and critically with the following questions:
** What has changed and what remains the same when thinking about, making and distributing documentary in digital environments?
** In what ways can practices of participation, collaboration, and location in place and time be thought differently - and how might this inform the ‘doing’ of practice? How do shifts in social, political, economic and cultural environments impact on documentary work locally? Globally? In what ways do identity and subjectivity currently influence forms of documentary expression?
** How do we conceive of the relationships between history, theory and practice of documentary – as makers, as educators, as writers?
** How do technologies and their uses factor in present day making, teaching and thinking around documentary matters?
2. Theory and Practice
5. Community, activist and social practice.
6. Emerging Researchers: Doctoral and Postgraduate
3-4 papers, 20 minute with 20-30 minutes discussion time
2 parallel strands of panels
In the interests of peer review processes, panels have not been pre-constituted. However, suggestions for panel topics are welcome and updates will be posted to the website.
SUBMISSION AND REVIEW PROCEDURE
250 word abstracts submitted to documentary(a)aut.ac.nz by Friday June 11. Subject Header: Abstract
Abstracts may be accompanied by images of your work (exclusive of your name) if creative practice is your focus.
Please include the title of your paper or work, but not your name.
In addition to the abstract, please include a separate front page detailing:
* title of the paper or work
* name and contact details
* programming strand your paper or work best fits within (as a guideline)
* technical requirements for presentation
* institutional or other work affiliation
* a brief biography
* links to websites displaying work are welcome if you prefer single blind peer review for creative work
Abstracts will go through a double blind peer review process (or single blind review where necessary for creative practice). Each abstract will be reviewed by at least two referees. Notification of acceptance will be sent by the beginning of August.
Confirmation of attendance will be required within a month of notification.
Every attempt will be made to include all successful peer-reviewed papers. A waitlist will be established in the event that not all peer-reviewed papers can be programmed.
A book of published abstracts for conference presentations.
Conference proceedings published online and comprising:
* double and single blind peer reviewed: 5000 word full papers and audio/visual works (with media links) submitted by October 25; book of abstracts
* non peer-reviewed: papers and links to audio/visual works
Further options for 2012 publication will be sought.
For details about publication options please email: documentary(a)aut.ac.nz Subject Header: Publications
General Enquiries and Paper Submissions: documentary(a)aut.ac.nz
Subject Header: Expanding Documentary:
Dr. Geraldene Peters geraldene.peters(a)aut.ac.nz
Prof. Annie Goldson a.goldson(a)auckland.ac.nz
If you’d like to be kept up-to-date with conference developments in the months leading up to Expanding Documentary, please subscribe to “Expanding Documentary News” on the home page, or alternatively check the website periodically for new information.
I seem to remember a while back there was a discussion about living and studying in the Netherlands. I've been unable to find that link. Can anyone on the list point me in the right direction?
On Sun, April 24, 2011 6:00 am, Robert Carter wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I seem to remember a while back there was a discussion about living and
studying in the Netherlands. I've been unable to find that link. Can
anyone on the list point me in the right direction?
I don't know what you're looking for in particular but if you're after a
media arts related course I can thoroughly recommend Piet Zwart Institute
(Willem de Kooning Akademy) in Rotterdam.
They have a pretty groundbreaking Networked Media course - some incredible
work comes out of there.
Broader in scope than the name implies, it's perhaps the most rigorous
media arts education in the EU. They sort out all the VISA arrangements if
you're accepted. Knowing your work and technical ability you'd have a very
good chance. Applications due in a week ;)
(BIAS WARNING: I have some affiliations/history with Piet Zwart and think
COAL Prize Art & Environment 2011
call for artists to submit proposals for projects focusing on the
environment. The COAL Art & Environment prize was launched in 2010
by the French association COAL, the coalition for art and sustainable
development, to reward a project about the environment by a contemporary
artist. The winner is chosen by a jury of personalities from the worlds
of contemporary art, research, ecology and sustainable development, out
of 10 finalists selected from an international call for entries.
WHEN: May 2011.
PAYMENTS: E10,000 prize.
APPLY: this should comprise the following documents, assembled in
a single PDF file: a Curriculum Vitae and artistic dossier; a summary
and illustrated description of the entry, detailing its artistic aspects
and its relevance to the environment; a note on the technical aspects
of the entry, notably in terms of the construction and means of
production; an estimated budget.
Deadline: 30 April 2011
Sonja van KerkhoffART: http://www.sonjavank.comBLOG:www.sonjavank.wordpress.com DESIGN: www.sonjavank.com/design
Announcing Wellington LUX, an upcoming symposium 8-10 July at Massey College of Creative Arts, Wellington NZ
Please see http://lux.org.nz/ for details on the symposium, call for papers and registration.
Wellington LUX, is hosted by WATT a CoCA research cluster, in partnership with Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO).
The symposium will bring together prominent national/international artists and designers using light and technology in the creation of immersive/dynamic
physical spaces and objects during an intensive three days of presentations, lectures and exhibitions. The event will feature a broad range of outstanding nationally and internationally recognized keynote speakers, including:
Joanie Lemercier (AntiVJ) – http://www.antivj.com/
Adam Pruden (MIT) – http://senseable.mit.edu/flyfire/
Timo Arnall (AHO) – http://www.elasticspace.com/
HC Gilje – http://hcgilje.com/
Proposals are sought for the presentation and/or exhibition of quality creative works in the form of objects, installations and performative works, due by 8 May (NZ time).
We look forward to hearing from you!;)
Plaza de las Letras
C/ Alameda, 15 · 28014 Madrid
+34 913 692 303
*Entrada gratuita / Free admission*
Visualizar'11: Understanding infraestructures. Call for Collaborators
Call for collaborations in the Advanced Workshop for Project Development
Visualizar'11: Understanding infraestructures, that takes place in June
7 - Juy 1, 2011. Collaborators will participate in the production of
selected projects that will investigate, analyze and represent through
data the running of infrastractures and global systems.
Medialab-Prado offers lodging in a Youth Hostel (limited space).
Deadline: June 12, 2011.
Venue: Medialab-Prado. Plaza de las Letras (C/ Alameda, 15). 28014
> Information about the call:
> Selected projects:
*More information: http://medialab-prado.es*
Área de Las Artes, Ayuntamiento de Madrid
Plaza de las Letras
Alameda, 15 28014 Madrid
Tfno. +34 913 692 303
"Antes de imprimir este documento asegúrate de que es realmente necesario. ¡Gracias por tu colaboración!"
There are 30 fee free international scholarships available :
I would like to draw your attention to a number of PhD scholarships
offered by the University of Hull in a range of disciplines.
At the School of Arts and New Media we are looking for candidates to
submit proposals in the areas of Digital Performance, Socially Engaged
Performance and Gaming Practices, and Music & Technology, among others.
The complete list to all areas advertised can be found at: http://www2.hull.ac.uk/student/graduateschool/pdhscholarships.aspx
The closing date for ALL applications is 31st May 2011.
Please circulate to interested parties as appropriate.
Dr Maria Chatzichristodoulou [aka Maria X]
Director of Postgraduate Studies - Lecturer in Theatre and Performance
- School of Arts and New Media - The University of Hull @ Scarborough
- Filey Road, Scarborough - YO11 3AZ