I'm considering setting up a local event (27-31 Dec) in a new artspace here in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, were we could have a selection of streams from the programme for a collective gathering/viewing of sorts,
to gauge interest, if any of you would be keen on attending this feel free to email me directly for some more info.
Victoria University of Wellington
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Kia ora ADA whānau,
another upcoming opportunity to share creative research in
Pōneke/Wellington end of this month:
*Tuning in the Pandemic - A Conference on the State of Music Research in
*November 26th and 27th – Massey University and Victoria University of
2020 has had immeasurable impacts on the global music industry. On our own
doorstep in Aotearoa, festivals have been cancelled, tours postponed,
innumerable gigs called off, and local venues and galleries have reopened
with fears over their ability to survive in both the long and short term.
This precariousness is echoed in universities, where researchers reframe
and renegotiate their means of engaging with and analysing the political
economy of music and music-making.
In this two day conference, co-hosted by Massey University and Victoria
University of Wellington, we seek to showcase a wide-reaching cross-section
of current research in music and sound studies, cultures, education, and
music-related practices in Aotearoa. We invite proposals from all
disciplines and fields--from thinkers, makers, producers, and
performers--to emphasise the plurality and diversity of music and sound
research in Aotearoa.
This conference is thus a chance to gather and reconnect after a tumultuous
year, and to collaboratively engage with the state of play of music
research in Aotearoa. As universities and music sectors alike look to the
future, we join as institutions to take stock of the historical and present
conditions for music research in and on Aotearoa, and map where the role of
such research lies beyond 2020.
Please send proposals of 200 words, plus a title, and contact details to
aotearoamusic2020(a)massey.ac.nz by *November 6th, 2020*. If you require
confirmation at an earlier date to meet funding requirements, please let us
This event will take place in accordance with the Level 1 precautions of
the New Zealand COVID Response Plan
In the event of a move to Level 2 or above, virtual presentation options
will be pursued.
Kia pai to rā
Aroha Mai for sending this out too early.
The two Creative Media Production positions (
https://tinyurl.com/critical-studies-cmp) close Sunday 8 November 2020.
Further, these two positions at the music department (also closing Sunday 8
November 2020) might also be of interest too the ADA comminity:
# Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Commercial/Contemporary Music Performance
# Technical Demonstrator Sound Engineer
Please feel free to share widely, but note: Due to Covid-19 and the
worldwide pandemic, we are currently only accepting applications from New
Zealand Citizens, New Zealand Residents who are either residing in New
Zealand or overseas OR applicants who hold a valid work visa and are
currently living in New Zealand.
If you have any further questions about these opportunities, please do not
hesitate to reach out to me.
Ngā mihi nui
forwarding on behalf, feel free to circulate more widely:
For the Record: The Politics of Design in TV and Music Video
Open Call for a Research Residency at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision and Het Nieuwe Instituut. Deadline: 16 November 2020.
Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision announce an open call for two researchers to work in residence. The open call invites researchers to reflect upon the politics of design in television and music video, and in the process to engage with the rich collection of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. The format of the residency will follow the Dutch government’s regulations and restrictions associated with the response to the Covid-19.
The residency follows from the research project For the Record of Het Nieuwe Instituut, that investigates contemporary video culture, as a public space for activism, consumerism and emancipation. Applicants are invited to address in their research proposal one or more of the following areas of research: forms of representation in music video and television; technologies of circulation; and design practices in TV and video production. More information about the theme, the collection and submission requirements on our website<https://fortherecord.hetnieuweinstituut.nl/en/record-politics-design-tv-and…>.
The Research Residencies are a four-month position, from December 2020 to March 2021, based at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam and Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum, the Netherlands. Developments around Covid-19 and/or the restrictions imposed by governments will be taken into account. This may mean that the residency will take place remotely, through online communication and interaction with the collection of Sound and Vision, and/or that the proposal or the timeline of the research needs to be adapted to the current conditions.
The residencies include a total stipend of 6.000 EUR. Selected applicants are invited to publish outcomes of their research in the form of a video essay and a written contribution to contextualize the work, to be published under an open licence on the websites of Het Nieuwe Instituut and Sound and Vision, as a research document that can circulate online.
The Research Residencies are open to all degree levels in all disciplines. Equal priority will be given to those without a degree or institutional affiliation who’s application demonstrates a high level of creativity, critical thought and other potentials in their respective fields. Neither a curriculum vitae nor letters of recommendation are requested. There is no age limit for applicants.
Applications are open from October 5 to November 16, 2020. A selection committee composed of Liselotte Doeswijk (Television and Design Historian), Jason King (Associate Professor, Director of Global Studies, and Director of Writing, History & Emergent Media Studies at the King New York University's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music), Johan Oomen (Manager Knowledge and Innovation, Sound and Vision), Marina Otero Verzier (Director of Research, Het Nieuwe Instituut), Eliza Steinbock (Assistant Professor in Cultural Analysis at Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society), Katía Truijen (Senior Researcher, Het Nieuwe Instituut) and Jesse de Vos (Research and New Media, Beeld en Geluid) will select the two researchers in residence, based on the following criteria:
* A research proposal, describing the relevance of the project and its connection to the aims of the call, including a text of max. 500 words, max. 8 images and a link to a video file (weight 35%);
* A calendar and a working methodology, including the steps to be taken, which collections are used, and what earlier work will be built upon, in max. 300 words (weight 30%);
* A self-introduction of max. 150 words in which applicants articulate the relation between the research areas and their personal motivation (weight 25%);
* Ideas in relation to the final outcome in the format of a video essay, max. 100 words (weight 10%)
Next to For the Record, Het Nieuwe Instituut and Sound and Vision are launching with the International Institute for Social History the open call Open Archief for three six-month positions to create a new audio-visual work based on the open collections of the institutions. Find more information here<https://collectie.hetnieuweinstituut.nl/en/collection-news/open-call-open-a…>.
Victoria University of Wellington
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forwarding on behalf
Victoria University of Wellington
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This probably is not, or might not be interesting for you personally,
but you would do me a great favour to distribute this to people in your network..
It was an uphill battle to create such a position and we intend to fill it with the most amazing artist ever ; )
In advance, much appreciated!!!
And greetz y abrazos —
I would like to inform you about a teaching position at KHM Cologne (Academy of Media Arts):
A) We are seeking an artist who reflects upon the cultural and socio-political conditions of the Global South.
——> Global South has become an established designation that is used independently from its geographical meaning. The term denotes economic, political and cultural regions. It refers to the tangled histories of colonialism and a contemporary neo-imperialism, which exacerbate geopolitical power relations and the concomitant inequalities.
The candidate should have distinguished him/herself in relation to this field through explorative and conceptually proven forms of artistic praxis. The decisive criterion for the appointment is an outstanding artistic practice. Academic qualifications are desirable but not obligatory…
——> Full announcement:
B) Secondly ... on a more personal note i would explicitly mention that contemporary media arts, art & technologies, conceptual art & theory, digital art, game art, VR/AR/MR practices, Social Media, AI & ML, Bio Art, just to name a few … Any form of art practice, be it technology & media related or not, as long as you consider it artistic practice you are good to go...
——> Please distribute
Professor for Networks at KHM Köln
Kia ora koutou,
Extending a warm invitation to attend - LASER Virtual: Immersive Experiences: Time, Place, and Identity
Friday 25 September, 3.30pm NZT
LASER Virtual via Zoom
Register here: https://www.leonardo.info/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=541
Maree Sheehan, Barbara Bollard, and Gregory Bennett
Chaired by Andrew Denton and Janine Randerson
This discussion is the sixth Auckland LASER talk (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous), an international platform for informal conversations that bring together artists, designers, scientists, activists and communities. This presentation will focus on two narrative-based projects that engage with cultural and historical identity through immersive media.
Sir Edmund Hillary’s Antarctic Hut: Virtual Reality Experience
Presenters: Barbara Bollard and Gregory Bennett
A virtual reality (VR) experience of Sir Edmund Hillary’s Antarctic hut was developed by a team of Auckland University of Technology (AUT) scientists and designers led by geospatial scientist Professor Barbara Bollard, and artist and designer Gregory Bennett, in partnership with the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust. This immersive VR experience of Hillary’s Hut allows people to explore its five rooms and learn about what life was like on the ice for Hillary and his team as they furthered science and exploration in the world’s most extreme environment. AUT scientists went to Antarctica to collect high quality 3D lidar scans and photogrammetry data of the hut. This data was then transformed by the digital design team into an interactive virtual experience, preserving the hut interior as a 3D photoreal digital snapshot of a valued heritage building, making it accessible to a wider public. This collaboration between AUT scientists, artists and designers explores the possibility of creating ‘authentic’ immersive experiences based on real science and real locations, in order to communicate and preserve compelling narratives around lived historical and scientific sites.
Audio portraiture: The sound of identity created through immersive and binaural audio environments
Presenter: Maree Sheehan
This project asks how might the multi-dimensionality of wāhine Māori (Māori women) be interpreted through audio-portraiture and how does the utilisation of immersive and binaural technologies provide a sonically rich audio environment to express their identities. This artistic and technological inquiry posits an approach where one might integrate the physically accountable (identity, knowledge, recollection, opinion, and music) and the esoteric. This inquiry suggests that the immersive nature of sound has the potential to activate sensory responses for a listener that reach beyond the parameters of visual. This is because 360 immersive and binaural sound-capture technologies can be orchestrated into artistic works that convey unique experiences of space and time (Boren, 2018). Such work may be designed as a distinctive form of portraiture.
Maree Sheehan (Ngāti Maniapoto-Waikato, Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Ngāti Pākehā) is a practicing sound designer and musician. Recently completing her PhD, a world first research practice into audio portraiture, which culminated in her first solo exhibition Ōtairongo as part of the Auckland International Arts Festival 2020. Maree is a lecturer at Auckland University of Technology in soundculture and sonic practices as well as in applied media.
Gregory Bennett is currently Head of Department for Digital Design and Visual Arts in the School of Art and Design, Auckland University of Technology (AUT). Gregory is an internationally exhibiting digital artist with a background in both digital art practice and film post-production. He is also director of the AUT Motion Capture Lab where he pioneered the first courses in digital motion capture at AUT. His research ranges across a number of disciplines including 3D animation, motion capture, screendance and virtual reality. Recent work has been exhibited at SIGGRAPH Asia, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, and the Supernova Digital Animation Festival 2020.
Barbara Bollard is recognised for her work in remote sensing technology, using drones to map habitats and landscapes for conservation planning and integrating social data with environmental and biological information using decision support systems, multivariate statistics and GIS. Barbara has researched alongside the Nykina people, Indigenous to the Fitzroy River Basin in Far Northwestern Australia, where her expertise continues to be a valuable contribution to the development of their case for land ownership and conservation. Over the past two years, Barbara has formed an important partnership with the School of Art and Design, initiating the Sir Edmund Hilary’s and Scott’s Hut, Antarctica, AR projects.
For more information on Sir Edmund Hillary’s Antarctic Hut VR project:
For more information on Maree Sheehan's research and project: https://www.otairongo.co.nz/https://mareesheehan.wordpress.com/
Collaboration Coordinator, External Engagement Office
Te Ara Auaha | Faculty of Design + Creative Technologies
Te Wānanga Aronui O Tāmaki Makau Rau | Auckland University of Technology
P 09 921 9566 M 027 2465332 E harry.silver(a)aut.ac.nz W aut.ac.nz
On behalf: INVITATION. POST PANDEMIC PROVOCATEURS
PUBLIC CONVERSATION ON LEARNING/EDUCATION SEPTEMBER 26/27, 2020
On behalf of the Post Pandemic Provocateurs (PPP) initiative we
invite you to participate on September 26/27, 2020 in a special
Public Conversation on the topic of Learning/Education.
Soh Yeong Roh (South Korea)
Fred Paulino (Brazil)
Adam Somlai-Fischer (Hungary)
Marcus Neustetter (South Africa/ Austria)
Jo Wei (China)
- will tell us about the current COVID 19 learning environment
from they own local context.
They may not share disciplines, BUT they share the conviction that it
is urgent to teach learning (beyond established curricula) such as
eliminating racism and world?wide Xenophobia, but also how to
learn to forget some social customs (e.g. handshakes) that help
PPP - Nina Czegledy, Roger Malina, Vania Negrete, Joel Slayton and
The public conversation will be joined by a live participatory
performance Whose Imaginary Future? by Marcus Neustetter and
collaborators in South Africa with a call and response to one
another from across space and within multiple artistic disciplines,
supported by the imaginaryfutures.org <http://imaginaryfutures.org/>
Saturday September 26 15:00 San Jose, US
which is the same time in:
Saturday September 26 17:00 Dallas,Texas US & Mexico City. Mexico
Saturday September 26 18:00 Toronto, Canada
Saturday September 26 19:00 Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Sunday September 27 00:00 Budapest, Hungary & Johannesburg, South
Sunday September 27 06:00 Beijing China
Sunday September 27 07:00 Seoul, South Korea
*Please note that for some in different time zones the date is
extending to September 27
RSVP please: ppp(a)imaginaryfutures.org
mailto:email@example.com> to receive the ZOOM link.