hi ADA folks,
many of you have been valuable participatants in "make-shift" over the
last year or so, & as tonight's performance is the last of our current
World Tour, we would love to have your presence with us again :)
join online from anywhere by going to http://www.make-shift.net - start
time is 7am NZ time - i realise i might have left this reminder a bit
too late for you to set your alarm clocks, sorry! the link to the stage
will be live from about an hour before we start. (note: the interface
doesn't work on ipads or mobiles).
it's the end of the tour, but it's definitely not the end of the
project, so we are particularly interested in your feedback which you
are welcome to give via email or on the web site ("feedback & dave's quiz").
hope to see you online tonight,
helen & paula
helen varley jamieson: creative catalyst
While SCANZ 2013 is called 3rd nature, it wasn't expected that so many works would engage with living plants, and this has become a distinct thread woven through the projects.
We are all aware of the strong element of environmental awareness in electronic art practice, which is the result of a number of forces ranging from personal perspective to the liberation of art from the gallery and a need for data. By 2012, this relationship to environment has well passed the prototype stage of tentative experimentation, and is in the developed stage of projects.
Take for example 'Akousmaflore' by Scenocosme. This work has evolved over a period of years to go from the simple activation of audio by basic sensors, to a degree of instrumentation based on the speed and proximity of your hands to the plants.
That allows for greater levels of play between audience and plants, and it is in the reflective period after engaging with the plants that a deeper level of understanding of the project occurs. What was initially play becomes a platform to reconsider our relationship to plants. Plants are usually viewed as static objects to be passively experienced. In' Akousmaflore' a dynamic is introduced, that involves acting with plants in non routine ways.
It does not take much further reflection to then see that the project is pointing to considering in what ways humans are integrated with plants. That consideration opens up a range of ways we have relationships to plants, from digestion to psychedelics. We come to see that actually, humans and plants are very closely related.
'Akousmaflore' by Scenocosme (Grégory Lasserre & Anaïs met den Ancxt) will be exhibited as part of SCANZ 2013: 3rd nature at Puke Ariki. It is currently on show at ZKM. For more information go to http://www.scenocosme.com/akousmaflore_en.htm and http://www.intercreate.org/2012/06/akousmaflore/.
this week you have 2 more chances to catch make-shift, online - on
sunday 24th and thursday 28th (depending on your time zone it could be
friday 29th). please visit the make-shift web site,
http://www.make-shift.net, for time converters to find your local time &
the link to the live stage.
make-shift is a networked performance about connectivity & consequences;
the show explores issues of disposability, obsolensence, and the
interconnectedness of our domestic lives with the greater ecology. it's
humourous, participatory and thought provoking.
the two performances this week are the end of a 15-show tour that has
seen make-shift presented from ordinary homes in the UK, USA, france,
italy, germany, austria, serbia, india, australia and new zealand.
tomorrow i'll be performing from providence, rhode island, and for the
last show on thursday 28th, we will be in our home towns of exeter and
you are warmly invited to join the conversation :)
helen varley jamieson: creative catalyst
Bigger, longer and tastier than ever – at the sixth annual UpStage Festival we will savour old favourites and spice things up with new platforms and technologies.
The 121212 UpStage Festival of Cyberformance features 36 live performances created and presented in a variety of online platforms. UpStage, the Tap, Second Life, Visitors Studio, Skype and purpose-built interfaces provide the sites for these innovative shows created specifically for real-time interaction with online audiences.
There are two sections to the festival:
Walking Backwards into the Future
A retrospective of 19 remounted cyberformances celebrating the large and diverse body of work that has been generated through the past five UpStage festivals; 5-11 December 2012.
Testing 1 2, 1 2, 1 2
Seventeen new works that experiment with real-time performance in online environments; Wednesday 12 December 2012 (with a bit on the 11th or 13th, depending on where you are in the world).
The selected cyberformances are listed below; further details can be found in the attached media release and on the UpStage web site.
Testing 1 2, 1 2, 1 2
Angry Women – Annie Abrahams (France) & collaborators
i am here because you are here #4 – Stefan Riebel (Germany)
Land Platform - Nathalie Fougeras, Daniel Nillson (Sweden) & collaborators
Babble – Liz Swift, VOID (UK)
Merry Crisis & a Happy New Fear – Christina Papagiannouli (Greece/UK) & collaborators
NETCOMPOSITION6 & NETCOMPOSITION7 – Ian Whalley (NZ) & Ivan Zavada (Australia)
Moving Mountains – Karen Keifer-Boyd, Aaron Knochel, Christine Liao, Ryan Shin, Wanda B. Knight, Ryan Patton, Mary Elizabeth Meier, Bob Sweeny, Jennifer Motter (USA) & Martina Paatela-Nieminen (Finland)
Excavating Desire – Play The Moment Shakti (Canada, USA)
Senses Places – Isabel Valverde (Portugal), Todd Cochrane (NZ), Jun Makime, Yumi Sagara, and Kae Ishimoto, Keiji Mitsubuchi, Hidenori Watanave, Yukihiko Yoshida (Japan), Ana Moura Santos, Clara Gomes, ARTICA (Portugal), Nick Rothweel (UK)
Good Water III: Synchronicity – Pegi Marshall-Amundsen (USA)
Transamericana 2012 – Claudio Rivera-Seguel (Chile/Canada) & collaborators
Ethernet Orchestra - Roger Mills (Australia) and collaborators
a plunge in the pool - Petyr Veenstra, Floris Sirag (Netherlands), Gabriella Sacco (Italy/Netherlands)
Improvisation for Keyboard and Internet - Ben Unterman (Canada), Hedva Eltanani (UK) & collaborators
Learning to Fall - Lynne Heller (Canada), Kim Mitseff (USA), Inge Hoonte (Netherlands), Noelani Kidder (USA), Dennis Schaefer (USA), Desdemona Enfield (Second Life)
Open Stage - invited artists
Dan Untitled's Afterparty (New Zealand)
Walking Backwards into the Future
Come and Go - Avatar Body Collision (NZ, UK, Finland, Germany)
Baba Yaga – Rabekah Wild (NZ/Germany) & Vicki Smith (Aotearoa NZ)
Freeze Flight or Fight - Suzon Fuks & James Cunningham (Belgium/Australia)
Learn to Hear Through the Lies of Your Eyes: The Cyberforming Hybridization of Tuxedomoon - Miljana Perić & collaborators (Serbia)
Interface - Suzon Fuks, James Cunningham (Australia) & Helen Varley Jamieson (NZ/Germany)
Please Stay Alert at All Times – Meg Fenwick (UK) & Julie Devaney (Canada)
Calling Home: The Big Get-Together - ActiveLayers (UK, NZ, Australia, Belgium)
Workshop Zoo - Katarina Djordjević Urosević & collaborators (Serbia)
Rx-Ego-Go - Tara Rebele (USA), Miljana Perić (Serbia) and Suzon Fuks (Belgium/Australia)
Mysterious Mali's Drawings - Mali and Chad Duckitt (Australia)
Veni! Ελθέ! Dodji! to the Zapata Private/Pirate Birthday Party. And, Vice Versa … - by Miljana Perić, Jelena Milosavljević Rubil & Julijana Protić (Serbia)
Plastic - Karen Karnak (global)
The Dish - Katarina Djordjević Urosević & Jelena Lalić (Serbia)
At Home With the Smiths – the Catastrophic Primadonnas (UK)
Lines - Ben Unterman & Daniel Silverman (Canada)
Mass-Mess - Katarina Djordjević Urosević & Jelena Lalić (Serbia)
Murder 2.0 - Ben Unterman & collaborators (Canada)
Flat Earth - Petyr Veenstra, Floris Sirag (Netherlands) & Gabriella Sacco (Italy)
Magfalda (m)eats the world in pieces - Gabriella Sacco & Valentina Tibaldi (Italy)
The 121212 UpStage Festival of Cyberformance is organised by Festival Architects Vicki Smith and Helen Varley Jamieson, with a team of dedicated volunteers and the talented artists. It is the sixth annual festival of cyberformance - live online interactive events created and presented for online audiences.
For more information, visit www.upstage.org.nz or email info(a)upstage.org.nz
Your donation to UpStage is much appreciated and will help to make 121212 a success!
a web-based venue for live online performance
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Interactivos?'12 Dublin: Hack the City. Current and Future Needs
Call for Collaborators
Call for collaborations in the advanced workshop for project pevelopment
Interactivos?'12 Dublin: Hack the City. Current and Future Needs, that
takes place in July 11 - 26, 2012 in Dublin (Ireland).
Collaborators will participate in the production of selected projects
that will create an experimental laboratory to channel hacker culture,
and allow artists, designers, makers, doers, data nerds, hobbyists,
citizen scientists, tech geeks, activists, edgy engineers and DIY urban
planners to take control over the resolution of problems that affect and
link together worldwide 'communities of concern'.
Workshop: July 11 - 26, 2012. Seminar: June 11 and 12, 2012
Open call collaborators through July 5, 2012.
Workshop advisors: Tim Redfern, Carolina García Cataño, John Lynch with
Teresa Dillon (HACK THE CITY curator).
Workshop assistant: Max Kazemzadeh
Complete information and guidelines:
**Activity within the framework of Studiolab European project:
Nerea García Garmendia
Área de Las Artes, Ayuntamiento de Madrid
Plaza de las Letras
Alameda, 15 28014 Madrid
Tfno. +34 914 202 754
"Antes de imprimir este documento asegúrate de que es realmente necesario. ¡Gracias por tu colaboración!"
Abstracts for SCANZ 2013: 3rd nature symposium and hui presentations and papers, are due by June 15th. Our intention is to meet PBRF standards for research outputs. The hui/symposium would be for next years research outputs. By the same token, both peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed strands are available.
Aotearoa New Zealand is in a unique and leading position worldwide due to the length of the discussion with tangata whenua. Former Crown Research Institutes such as NIWA and GNS, and government departments such as DoC have staff whose position entails being active at the boundary of Maori and scientific knowledges. While tangata whenua remain disadvantaged in overall terms, this position of knowledge bases side by side is far from the situation in many countries.
Many of you will have excellent insight into working across cultures and engaging with digital media and the environment. It would be great to see you at SCANZ 2013. Working across cultures is not viewed as only referring to the Maori/European border, multicultural situations are relevant.
The key components of what we are seeking are presentations that involve either working across cultures or across disciplines (or both).
Call for abstracts: SCANZ 2013 3rd nature hui and symposium Feb 1st-3rd 2013 Ngamotu New Plymouth, Aotearoa New Zealand
Abstracts due June 15th 2012
Keynote speakers: Dr Te Huirangi Waikerepuru and artist-scientist Nina Czegledy (Adjunct Associate Professor, Concordia University)
"We know we have built a civilisation which is unsustainable. How are we developing today the new culture that will allow us to create a sustainable civilisation?" Roger Malina, Astrophysicist and Editor of Leonardo.
Integrating indigenous perspectives with creative, environmental, scientific and academic views on reality is essential to a sustainable future. At the same time, computing and digital media are changing our relationship to culture and the environment.
On the one hand digital technology allows us to analyse and display data in new ways, as when anthropologists use language databases to shed light on the movement of culture.
On the other hand digital technology adds to our senses, and extends them beyond the body to the forests and the land. Scientists (along with artists and others) are transforming Aotearoa New Zealand into an organism, as Maori have always known it to be.
SCANZ 2013: 3rd nature will bring together diverse people to discuss and celebrate how to approach working together across culture, discipline and media. We must work together to resolve the issues emerging at the boundary between fresh knowledge and deep knowledge, beginning with sharing knowledge and projects.
Presentations and projects which highlight cross cultural interchange and/or computing and electronics projects are sought. The ensuing discussion, exhibition documentation and presentations will then be shared in a special edition of Leonardo Electronic Almanac, the online publication of Leonardo the leading Massachusetts Institute of Technology journal. Abstracts are due June 15th 2012. A robust process will be followed.
For more information and detail on the submission process go to http://tinyurl.com/scanz2013symposium
The full url is: http://www.intercreate.org/2012/04/scanz2013-3rdnaturehui/
Ian M Clothier
Faculty of Humanities
Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki www.witt.ac.nz
0064 6 757 3100 x 8895
March Waterwheel (online) presentation Tunisia
May Presentation at Technoetic telos - Planetary Collegium, Kefalonia Greece
Sept Wai (curator) at 516Arts, ISEA 2012 Albuquerque
Sept Bus garden at ISEA 2012 Albuquerque
Jan-Feb SCANZ 2013 3rd nature (creative director)
Jun Sea of Ubiquity ISEA 2013