Remember the UpStage Festivals?
2021 an exploration of the haptic experience of internet connected proximal
We warmly invite you to Bodies:On:Live - Magdalena:On:Line
2021,the first Online Magdalena Festival, from 24 - 27 June
Bodies:On:Live calls us together to explore the online space, to keep
our encounters alive and inclusive; and to ask,
what is the way forward?
How will our live, embodied artistic practice be transformed and continue
to engage and inspire us in the online space?
What happens to theatre when bodies are distant, when here is also there?
Bodies:On:Live is affiliated
with The Magdalena Project, a dynamic, intergenerational and cross-cultural
network for women in contemporary theatre and performance.
In 35+ years of activities, there have been over 100 Magdalena festivals
and gatherings in more than 20 countries. As places are limited, we
recommend that you book as soon as possible.
The festival program is structured in blocks of several events. Booking for
one event gives you access to all events in the same block. In order to be
accessible across economic realities, the ticket prices are
Donations are welcome.
You can find the media release below for easy reference.
Please share this with your contacts and networks.
We hope to see you at our festival, and that you will find it a rich and
Bodies:On:Live - Magdalena:On:Line 2021
The First Online Magdalena Festival 24-27 June 2021
Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and
imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a
gateway between one world and the next." Arundhati Roy (2020)
Bodies:On:Live calls us together to explore the online space, to keep our
encounters alive and inclusive; and to ask, what is the way forward? How
will our live, embodied artistic practice be transformed and continue to
engage and inspire us in the online space? What happens to theatre when
bodies are distant, when here is also there?
Elizabeth de Roza initiator of the festival, says: “The intention for the
festival was sparked by a curiosity when the world was in lockdown and
festivals and events had to be cancelled. I wondered, how can our work and
the Magdalena network remain relevant, when until now the Magdalena
festivals have happened in proximal space? What might an online Magdalena
festival look like?”
Bodies:On:Live is affiliated with The Magdalena Project, a dynamic,
intergenerational and cross-cultural network for women in contemporary
theatre and performance. In 35+ years of activities, there have been over
100 Magdalena festivals and gatherings in more than 20 countries.The
festival program is structured in blocks of several events.
Booking for one event, gives you access to all events in the same block. In
order to be accessible across economic realities, the ticket prices are
‘pay as you can’.
Donations are welcome.
Follow us on social media: Facebook
| Instagram | Twitter | YouTube Hashtags: #MagdalenaOnline #BodiesOnLive
Amaranta Osorio, Annie Abrahams, Antonieta Muñoz, Barbara Carvalho,
Bettina Fung, Bianca Mastrominico, Brigitte Cirla, Bruna Gusberti, Cheng
Christina Papagiannouli, Clara Gomes, Cristina Castrillo, Dawn Albinger,
Deborah Hunt, Dijana Milosević, Dimple B. Shah, Emma Che Raethke, Eugenia
Cano, Eva Ursprung and Schaumbad Freies Atelierhaus Graz, Frederika Tsai,
Geddy Aniksdal, Gilly Adams, Helen Chadwick, Helen Varley Jamieson,
Jadranka Andjelić, Jana Korb, Jill Greenhalgh, Julia Varley, Julie Robson,
Karla Ptáček, Karolina Spaić, Kordula Lobeck de Fabris, Lois Weaver,
Luciana Martuchelli, Maria X, Maristella Martella, Meg Ella, Miljana
Perić, Naná Sodré, Nasim Khosravi, Natalia Marcet, Olive Nieto,
Parvarthy Baul, Rakini Devi, Roz Borley, Sara Larsdotter Hallqvist and
Teater interAkt, Shabari Rao, Suzon Fuks, Verónica Moraga, Vicki Smith,
Violeta Luna, Ya-Ling Peng, Younghee Park, and Zoe Gudović.ORGANISING
TEAMElizabeth de Roza, Helen Varley Jamieson, Christina Papagiannouli,
Janaina Matter, Karin Ahlström, Nur Khairiyah, Suzon Fuks and Zoe
FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS & INTERPRETERSChiara Menozzi, Constanza
Puente, Elaine Vaan Hogue, Eugenia Cano, Ileana Garcia, Irlanda Mainou
Montañez, Karen Remy, Kerensa Dewantoro, Karla Ptáček, Lauren
Boissonnet, Marianne Kjær Klausen, and Száva
For interviews and images, please contact Zoe Gudović
and Karin Ahlström: onlinefestival(a)themagdalenaproject.org
Kia ora koutou katoa,
please find below the up-to-date programme for MoneyLab #12 Wellington: Viral Tokenization, now with added links for connecting remotely via Zoom.
Also note several additions to the programme in the bottom section labelled 'Community Call-In', and as mentioned previously you are still welcome to submit lightning talks or other short presentation styles for the Saturday 5 June session starting at 5pm (GMT+12).
(for international/online visitors: please note all times listed are in GMT+12)
Friday 4 June exhibition opening programme:
(212 Willis Street, Te Aro, Wellington)
Zoom link: https://vuw.zoom.us/j/96769071368
6pm-6:30pm – Welcome (exhibition tour)
6:30pm-6:50pm – MoneyLab #12 introduction with Geert Lovink
6:55pm-7:15pm – p0.nz/i gallery introduction with Walter Langelaar
7:20pm-7:40pm – presentation + demo by Ben Nolan of CryptoVoxels
7:45pm-8:05 – performance/presentation by Fabio Morreale
8:15pm-9pm – live Vaporwave by Marika Pratley and CryptoVoxels VJ-ing by ₘₒₕᵢₙᵢ OoakosiMo:
Twitch Live Stream from CryptoVoxels from 8:15pm onwards:
with works on show in the exhibition by Billy Rennekamp, ₘₒₕᵢₙᵢ 🐢 OoakosiMo, Roman Mitch, Neurocolor and more!
Saturday 5 June conference programme:
(139 Vivian Street, Te Aro, Wellington + Zoom)
Zoom link: https://vuw.zoom.us/j/92597628543
9:30am-10am – Welcome (mingling/networking)
10am-10:30am – MoneyLab #12 intros with Geert Lovink & Denise Thwaites
10:30am-12pm – Non-Fungible Token-isms; moderated by Walter Langelaar
12pm-1pm – lunch
1pm-2:30pm – The Token-conditional Social; moderated by Jennifer Ferreira
2:30-4pm – Māori/Indigenous Self-Sovereign Identity, and other protocol; moderated by Songyi Lee
4pm-4:30 – discussion
4:30pm-5pm – coffee break
5pm-6:30pm – Community call-in session, lightning talks and short interventions
6:30pm-7:30pm – Closing (mingling/networking)
MoneyLab #12 Wellington: Viral Tokenization
After much hype and the global ‘tokenize everything’ attitudes of recent months, what’s left to discuss concerning NFTs?
Moving on from common misconceptions regarding electricity usage and rampant tech bro portrayals of a ‘future artworld’, this panel seeks to further examine practical use-cases from ‘crypto art’ aesthetics and culture, and its underlying set of technologies that is now driving ever more platform-capitalist centralisation as well as a thriving new ‘creative’ underground with a Web3 fetish.
What affordances do the technologies under discussion provide when concepts such as ‘proxy contracts’, ‘liquidity pool mining’ and ‘bonding curve sale’ mechanisms enter the vocabulary and (NFT-)toolkits of artistic practice, and to what end do such concepts sustainably manifest themselves in an aesthetic preoccupied with financialization and networked performance metrics?
A panel with Eric Barry Drasin, Fabio Morreale, and Alex Smith, moderated by Walter Langelaar.
The Token-conditional Social.
Communities have always experimented with new forms of exchange, such as issuing their own currencies outside of governments and banks, to take ownership of and strive for environmental, ethical, economic, and social outcomes that are meaningful to them.
Today we are seeing increasing momentum behind Web3 (or decentralised web), bringing grassroots community organising into direct contact with blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and digital tokens.
As a result, initiatives such as timebanks, mutual credit networks, local currencies, and others are grappling with these technological possibilities and their impacts on value exchange, data governance, and community structures.
Against this evolving technological backdrop, there is a need to reevaluate and explore community-level meanings of governance, identity, permanence, trust, and fairness.
This panel brings together Helen Dew, Mark Pascall, Robert Kirkby, and Dmitriy Ageyev, moderated by Jennifer Ferreira.
Māori/Indigenous Self-Sovereign Identity, and other protocol.
As our nearing post-COVID realities pose yet another critical turn and opportunity for national governments to propose/impose far reaching implementation of technical infrastructure, in order to facilitate ideas surrounding ‘vaccine passports’ and further tokenised identity management (such as SSI), we are increasingly confronted with narrow and decontextualised notions of ‘autonomy’ and ‘sovereignty’ originating from the (blockchain/DLT) startup/tech sector.
This panel brings together a group of researchers and practitioners working in the periphery of initiatives such as Te Mana Raraunga – Māori Data Sovereignty Network, and elaborates an indigenous world view on cultural engagement strategies through sociotechnical protocol and Tikanga Māori, to share its practice across various projects for further knowledge transference and discussion.
The panel includes Kevin Shedlock, Kaye-Maree Dunn, Billie Lythberg, Mile Thompson, and Steve Reeves, moderated by Songyi Lee.
MONEYLAB COMMUNITY CALL-IN: Across the Timezones
with confirmed presentations by:
Molly Mullen on the Disruptive Technologies and Value Co-creation in the Arts research group at Auckland University
Joshua Vial from Enspiral Dev Academy on the recently founded (Wellington-based) Crypto Coding Club
Pedro Victor Brandão on the Acerola Fund, dedicated to acquisition of non-fungible tokens created by artists in the global south.
++ more TBA !
MoneyLab #12 Wellington will have two moments in its programme for further, ad-hoc community engagement, and we invite you to come in and present your project or announce special events and connect with the conference audience on the Saturday via Zoom or similar (5 June, 5pm GMT+12).
Showing up in-person is of course also an option :)
If interested, please contact Walter via walter.langelaar(a)vuw.ac.nz for more information.
Victoria University of Wellington
Te Herenga Waka
When artists express interest in blockchain, it is largely aesthetic. I’ve seen a few blockchain miners in galleries. Usually, artists tend to aestheticise the workers, prettying them up within a commodity fetish. That’s fine, but the way blockchain’s own sculptural vocabularies form and proliferate under pressured conditions is aesthetically novel and interesting by itself. For instance, the miners tended to evolve away from the computer cases, opening out and through rack-mounted forms toward these open shelf-like frames that start to appear like servers. The underlying ideological frame of bitcoin is aesthetically interesting too. If you look at it one way, bitcoin was a spiritual attack on capitalism, in much the same way as coinage itself was an attack on the Indigenous Māori world. Do you want to hear a story? The last time I visited Auckland Museum, I was struck by an object in the entrance way. I didn’t even go into the Museum; I just stood there. Just in through the entranceway. Encased in a plexiglass vitrine, there is a large carved bowl. It’s called a kumete. It’s one of those large ornately carved bowls with the expanding stomach of a figure as the main round part of the bowl. But the story it depicts is only half conventional. It is missing a key figure: Pōtaka-tawhiti, a dog, famous in Māori tradition, who after being consumed by the rival chief Uenuku, cries out from the expanding stomach ultimately causing us to make the long journey to Aotearoa New Zealand in the Te Arawa canoe. This in-between version is in the Māori section, but it is slightly stood-away from it. The placement makes you think this is not a real kumete or not a high-status object. Depending on your frame, this is true. As far as I understand, the half-caste kumete was made by the Museum itself in the 1960s, so in a certain sense it’s appropriative, and it has a coin-slot as it used to be the donation box for the Museum. What then is the reason for the bloating stomach if it is no longer the spirit of a dog? Perhaps it is the coins. Remember, ‘Bitcoin is a river where if you catch a fish everyone can see that you’ve caught a fish, and more importantly you can’t put it back.’
excerpt from Roman Mitch' doctorate 'The Artwork is Always Right' (2018), University of Auckland, page 148
also on show through his '2014 Blockchain Study, Thirty-Five Times' at p0.nz/i gallery, for MoneyLab #12: Viral Tokenization; along with other works by Billy Rennekamp, ₘₒₕᵢₙᵢ [🐢] OoakosiMo , Laurence Olsen-Smith, neurocolor, Eric Barry Drasin, Marika Pratley, Fabio Morreale, and Ben Nolan.
Tomorrow we will send out the Zoom Webinar links for those wanting to join us online this Friday and Saturday,
which will also be posted via http://moneylab-wellington.nz/info/
To remain congruent with several topics and themes under discussion for the coming conference and exhibition, there will be no formal registration possible nor necessary for joining either in person or via the internet.
If you come to the gallery on Friday, or to Te Aro campus on Saturday, you will be provided with the (at current alert level) optional COVID19 contact tracing QR codes, and we will be operating under the now common 'Alert Level 1<https://covid19.govt.nz/business-and-money/businesses/doing-business-at-ale…>' guidelines.
You can use the Zoom Webinar links with or without a Zoom account (all registration features will be switched off); if prompted for an email address feel free to use your favourite burner. We have opted to stay with Zoom as it currently provides the best trade-offs in terms of amount of people who already use this service vs core functionality vs what works in our location, while wanting to cater to an international audience as well (and not making you sign up for even more products in the process).
We will also have anonymous Q&A switched on in Zoom in case you feel you need this to participate.
We are a small team running this event 'no-budget' (besides the occasional p&d group philanthropy surrounding p0.nz/i gallery), so please bear with us during Zoom hang-ups, presentation switches, and other miscellaneous technical glitches.
We are extremely grateful to all our participants and collaborators for dedicating their time and effort to what we hope will be a great weekend :)
Mā te wā,
Victoria University of Wellington
Te Herenga Waka
Kia ora ADA whānau,
Nominations are currently open for the New Zealand Open Source Awards. It
would be great to see some ADA members nominated in the Open Source use in
the Arts category!
"The New Zealand Open Source Awards recognise the endeavours of Kiwi
developers, contributors and projects. Accordingly, please only nominate
people and projects that are based in New Zealand and specify which open
source license the project uses."