Kia ora koutou for 2014 :)
Welcome back and a reminder of the deadline for the following Call -
Aotearoa Digital Arts Network (ADA) Call for Proposals for the 2014 Mesh Cities Artist tour
Expressions of interest are invited for artists working in digital media, audio, video, intermedia, and related fields to tour the nation giving masterclasses and/or workshops as part of the ADA Mesh Cities project. With at least two workshops and/or masterclasses in both the north (Te Ika a Maui) and south (Te Wai Pounamu) islands, these will include practical instruction where audiences and practitioners may learn new skills as well as participating in discussions about various aspects of media art practice, exploring issues such as inhabited spaces, social engagement, memory and speculative futures.
The artist/s will receive a fee and funding for travel and accommodation supported by ADA Mesh Cities
Full details of the call may be found here:
Deadline for applications: 20th January 2014.
Notification of successful applicants: 15th February 2014.
Tour dates announced: End of February 2014.
Further information about the ADA Mesh Cities project may be found here:
on behalf of the ADA Network Trust Board
kia pai to ra
\\ vicki smith
Cell +64 21 778 067
// ADA Mesh Cities www ada.net.nz
2014 Artist tour - Could be YOU!
Space: Network: Memory Symposium September 13-15 Dunedin (documentation online now)
More Info here
\// www.upstage.org.nz - !! 10th birthday celebrations - 9/10 Jan 2014 !!
//\ http://tinyurl.com/vickismithBoatProject - Navigation speculation
\// http://tinyurl.com/vickismithSCANZ2013 - Pattern Recognition
Happy new year :)
The auspicious 10th birthday of UpStage is this coming week!
Dedicated UpStagers are busy with final preparations for the launch of UpStage v3, three performances, the networked symposium, and a planning meeting that will take place over two days on 9-10 January.
The performances are:
Vita cyberformativa by Miljana Peric
Balloon by Petyr Veenstra, Floris Sirag and Gabriella Sacco
Etheatre Project and Collaborators.
Information about the performances and presentations is available here; the full programme, with time converters, is here. There will be live links from the programme to the stages on the day.
The networked symposium takes place online and at Signalraum in Munich, and at 19 Tory Street in Wellington, with presentations by Annie Abrahams, Isabel Valverde and Christina Papagiannouli. There will be live links to the presentations from the programme page. Thanks very much to Horst Konietzny and his team at Signalraum for hosting the symposium.
We would also like to thank MAD emergent art centre in Eindhoven for streaming support, AUT for the student programmer team, and CityLink for their ongoing hosting of the UpStage server.
And of course big thank yous to those who have donated! If you haven't yet, it's not too late to surprise us with a birthday gift to UpStage - show your support and appreciation for 10 years of fun and experimental cyberformance in UpStage!
We look forward to seeing you all at the celebrations!
vicki smith & helen varley jamieson
UpStage birthday architects
Ten Years of UpStage! 9-10 January 2014