Dear friends and colleagues
We are performing make-shift <http://www.make-shift.net> for the last
time this year and would love it if you could join us online. Info
below. Please - PASS THIS ON - to anyone you think will be interested.
For those of you who have seen make-shift before, Dave has made a brand
new quiz to help us find out what you think about it all. Follow the
FEEDBACK link on the make-shift <http://www.make-shift.net> website menu
to participate - A HUGE THANKS for those who have already done it. We
are touring this work over the course of 2012 and your ideas and
opinions are helping us to change and shape it as we go.
We are building a mail list to help us manage our notifications for the
coming year. Please let us know if you *don't* want to be on it. If you
have received this message via less direct means, email us with the
subject line SUBSCRIBE TO MAIL LIST if you would like to receive more
info. Or fill in the form.
/a networked performance about connectivity and consequences
/_Saturday 10th December, 10am UK, 11pm NZ _(find your local time here
- connecting on-site audiences in Devon, UK with a converted warehouse
home in Auckland, NZ and all of you online.
All you need is a domestic broadband internet connection and computer
with a standard web browser (note that the interface requires Flash and
therefore will not work on iPads); to enter the online interface,
follow the live link at http://www.make-shift.net - we recommend
arriving 5-10 minutes before the start time to load the stage and chat
with other online audience members.
Please collect all the plastic you have used in the 24 hours before the
show (washed if necessary!) and have this with you for the performance.
Previous audiences have said:
/"a fantastic real-time experience that combined lots of elements"
"It was a great night and a very beautiful, thought- provoking and fun
"I've never experienced such a degree of live-ness on the internet"
"It made a very serious point without preaching"
"it conveys an intimate connection between performers, audience and arts
that is rare to find.
Yesterday I really thought i was forming a part of the art experience."/
For more information, visit http://www.make-shift.net
make-shift: devised and brokered by Paula Crutchlow and Helen Varley
Jamieson; a Blind Ditch project originally commissioned by Beaford Arts
and supported by UpStage (www.upstage.org.nz). These performances are
part of a regional (UK) and international tour supported by the National
Lottery through Arts Council England and Exeter Arts Council. If you are
interested in hosting a make-shift event in your home contact
Please email us if you no longer want to receive information about
helen varley jamieson: creative catalyst
Just a reminder that the first call for SCANZ 2013 3RD Nature project
applications is due February 15th 2012. This timing is early to allow
successful applicants planning time and to assist raising funds.
The project page and pdf of the call is found at:
We have already been receiving very good applications from international
artists and groups.
The call text is pasted below:
SCANZ 2013: 3rd Nature early call
The concept of a third space a zone of hybridity traverses the cultural
landscape from the writing of Homi Bhabha in the mid 1990s, to Sony
advertising (see hypertext.rmit.edu.au/dac/papers look for mcguire.pdf).
Hybridity is now embedded in creative and cultural production and
A space of hybridity can assimilate potentially any set of concepts. SCANZ
2013 3rd Nature seeks to develop a fresh space, carrying memes from previous
SCANZ events (which have all had an emphasis on environment) and other
Intercreate projects that have involved scientists, indigenous peoples and
artists working together. We are aiming to build new knowledge and
establish legacies around this work, unencumbered by old perspectives and
now distant categories.
We ignore the environmental crisis at our peril. Integrating the indigenous
perspective, creative, environmental and scientific views on the environment
is essential for continued human habitation of the planet. From these
trajectories, it is possible to conceive of a fresh hybrid space, composed
of overlapping elements.
We ask tangata whenua, artists, technologists, teachers, environmentalists,
scientists, philosophers, educationalists, indigenous peoples, technologists
and lecturers to contact us with ideas for talks, discussions,
presentations, residency projects, exhibition ideas for gallery space and a
botanic garden. And to join us on the weekend of January 1st - 3rd 2013 at a
hui to share knowledge and build resources.
Early expression of interest due: February 15 2012
Residency proposed dates: Saturday 19 January to Monday 4 February 2013
Symposium proposed dates: February 1-3 2013
This is a call for project concepts for the fourth SCANZ residency to be
held in New Plymouth, New Zealand early in 2013. Planned are: a two week
residency and Open Lab beginning with a one night stay over at historic Owae
marae, an exhibition at Puke Ariki museum, four projects in a botanic
garden, a Pecha Kucha night and a three day symposium with a presentation
evening on the middle night.
3rd nature themes
This project involves creativity and innovation at the intersection of three
*Acknowledging the environmental crisis
*Engaging with Maori and indigenous peoples
*Engaging the Sciences and Hybrid Arts
These intersecting dialogues together provide space for a 3rd Nature, a
fresh space for engaging with new knowledge and approaches vital to a
Exhibition projects in Puke Ariki museum.
Residency projects at the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT)
Projects in Pukekura Park botanic garden.
Workshops at the WITT campus or local environs including the beach and
Symposium papers and presentations.
Pecha Kucha night.
Open Lab at WITT campus.
3rd Nature application process
A two-stage process will be used. The first involves the applicant making a
blog. If the project concept succeeds at this first stage, a letter of
confirmation will be sent to enable fund raising. A first selection of
projects is expected by the end of February 2012. The second stage involves
a more detailed level of information. Projects that have passed stage one of
the processes will be invited to submit a more detailed application at a
later date, which can include requests for part funding.
Make a blog
Blog sections (compulsory): Project description (500 words max); Image;
Relevance (max 500 words); Outputs; CV and bio (one page). You can add pages
to an existing blog, but it MUST have the sections described below.
1. Project description
Write a project description (max 500 words) of your proposed work for SCANZ
2013 3rd Nature.
Provide a high quality image. The blog site may restrict you to 800 pixels
wide. This image can be optimized for the web. The image need not be
directly from the proposed project, which may be in development, but it
should be representative of your activity working with similar themes. If
your application passes the first stage, at a later stage you may be
requested for a higher resolution print-ready image.
In 500 words maximum, explain the relevance of your idea by either
discussing your project in relation to one or more of the three themes -
Acknowledging the environmental crisis; Engaging with Maori and indigenous
peoples; Engaging the Sciences and Hybrid Arts
Discuss the way your project contributes to a fresh space for engaging with
new knowledge and approaches important to a sustainable civilisation.
What are the potential outputs of your project? Select as appropriate:
Exhibition, Workshop, Symposium, Presentation Evening, Open. Stating options
does not at this stage guarantee acceptance.
There are six places for exhibition at Puke Ariki, the local integrated
museum and library. In addition there are four proposed places at a local
botanic garden which has botanical and network resources including a data
sensor network connected to an Open Mesh box.
The residency will also involve an Open Lab, for residency participants to
share and collaborate (interested members of the public are welcome). At
this time two workshops are proposed, one involving low cost electronics and
second involving wind powered art.
A presentation evening is planned on the final Saturday of the residency and
a three day hui-symposium will be held also over the final weekend.
5. CV and bio (one page)
Provide a one to two paragraph biography (in the third person) followed by
your selection of career highlights in the form of CV. When copy and pasted,
the Bio and CV should not exceed an A4 or US letter page. You can either
simply refer to the last few years, or a range of years.
Email the blog address to ian.clothier(a)intercreate.org with the subject 3rd
SCANZ 2013 organising team
Ian Clothier - Producer/Director; Nina Czegledy, Trudy Lane, Tengaruru
Wineera - Project Executive; Mike Paulin - Art/Science Coordinator; Thilani
Nissanga - Administrator.
me and my wife Lia (http://liaworks.com) are in Kapiti+Wellington for the next week and a half -- anything interesting happening around town? anyone want to meet up for a beer/coffee?
apologies for cross posting
* 25/26 January: launch of WaterCheers H2O[tʃɪəz]
at 22h (Brussels time) - time conversion http://bit.ly/ShowMeTheBody
with first performance: ‘Show Me The Body’... this is what a French
photographer saw in Australia... with & by Pascale Barret & Emmanuelle
Gibello. To go to the Tap to watch and/or partake in the performance:
* 30 January: Symposium deadline
for submitting proposals for the Symposium ‘Water issues relating to
environmental landscape sustainability’. This call is open to artists,
scientists & professionals. more info: http://bit.ly/vq0PFm
* 6 February: extended deadline WaterCheers H2O[tʃɪəz]
for submitting proposals for participation in next WaterCheers
H2O[tʃɪəz], on 22 March, which is the International Water Day.
We want to celebrate it with you! More info: http://bit.ly/tnF1kJ
Australia Council for the Arts Fellow http://suzonfuks.net
Initiator of WATERWHEEL http://water-wheel.net
IGNEOUS Co-artistic Director http://www.igneous.org.au
mob: +61-487 333 523 | Tel:+61-7-3255 8355 | 3/27 Waverley St - Annerley
QLD 4103 - Australia
Applications are invited for the Rita Angus Artists' Residency for 2012.
The Residency supports an artist to produce a new body of work that reflects upon the interplay between technology and culture. The Residency also encourages the artist to enter into dialogue with the Wellington arts community and to exhibit and discuss their practice.
The Rita Angus Residency is being offered in association with Wellington Institute of Technology's School of Creative Technologies, with the support of Creative New Zealand. In 2012, the Residency is being offered as either one 26-week term for one artist or two 13-week terms for two artists.
Applications should be received by 5pm, Monday 5 March 2012
For more information, and to apply for the Residency, please visit http://www.weltec.ac.nz/residency/rita_angus_residency.html. Questions can be emailed to kate.linzey(a)weltec.ac.nz<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Happy New Year 2012!
The first "make-shift" event for 2012 will be this *Friday-Saturday, 6-7
January*, connecting a home in Pescara, Italy, with a home in Dunedin,
New Zealand - across a 12-hour time difference and from winter to
summer. This performance is presented at Magfest Pescara
The performance begins at 10.30pm on Friday 6 January in Italy, which is
10.30am on Saturday 7th Janaury in New Zealand. Online audiences can
follow the link from the make-shift web site, http://make-shift.net/,
which will be live from about an hour before the performance begins.
Find your local time here: http://tinyurl.com/bv4ab3a
/If you are in Dunedin and would like to participate at the house, there
is still room for a couple more people. Please RSVP to
helen(a)creative-catalyst.com and i'll send you the details. Note that you
will need to be at the house at _9.30am_ for warm-up and coffee./
We bridged a 13-hour time difference with the last show (connecting
Auckland, NZ, with Exeter, UK in December), and we'll do it again on 28
January (Wellington-Devon) before Helen begins to head back to Europe.
28 January: Wellington, NZ (11pm) and Devon, UK (10am)
4 February: Brisbane, Australia (9pm) and Newton Abbot, UK (11am)
22 February: Germany and UK (time TBC) with screening at the Jill
15 March: Trivandrum, India (7.30pm) and University of Falmouth, UK (2pm).
We hope you can join us this Friday/Saturday or at a future performance;
remember to collect your plastic and keep it with you at all times!
Helen & Paula
a networked performance about connectivity& consequences
By AUT University students
Digital Art Live
Owens Foyer, Level 2, Aotea Centre
Wednesday 14 December 2011 - Tuesday 31 January 2012
Digital Art Live offers the opportunity for young digital and
interactive artists to present their works. Emerging Pixels showcases
emerging talents from the Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies at
By Robert Carter and Christine Probert
14 December 2011 to 5 January 2012 *
Skylight establishes a connection with the atmospheric environment, in
a space which is normally well insulated from sun, rain and wind. As the
turbulence of human activity builds in the room, the screen becomes a
mirror to the recent past of the sky above. This installation combines
artificial intelligence with photography to create a new view of the sky
above the Aotea Centre.
Robert Carter and Christine Probert are James Charlton’s students of
the Bachelor of Creative Technology from the Interdisciplinary Unit.
by Olivier Ou and Leo Zhou
6 to 19 January 2012
Dimensions is based on the concept of timelines and movement. As you
move in front of the Digital Art Live screen, your image is projected
onto the screen in edited fragments. The artwork gives the viewer a new
perspective their body in time.
Olivier Ou and Leo Zhou are James Charlton’s students of the Bachelor
of Creative Technology from the Interdisciplinary Unit.
By Justin Matthews, Carl Naysmith, Oezge Koeroglu, Florian Pahler and
20 to 31 January 2012
AirDJ allows the audience to use the movement of their hands in front
of the Digital Art Live screen to control and conduct a series of
musical loops. AirDJ provides an engaging and fun interactive experience
for people to play and create their own musical score.
Justin Matthews, Carl Naysmith, Oezge Koeroglu, Florian Pahler and Hans
Tommy are Ans Bradford’s students from AUT’s School of Communication
* THE EDGE will be closed from 24 December 2011 to 3 January 2012.