We're looking forward to seeing you in Whanganui in December!
**Energetics and Informatics: the 7th ADA Symposium, Whanganui,
December 10-12 2010**
The 7th ADA Network Symposium examines the relationship between energy
and information in media arts. We ask how sustainable is the
technology that supports media art? What new forms of practice are
developing at the intersection of energy conservation and production,
technology, and art? And how can we balance a global arts practice
with the ethical complexities of global air travel, and the social
complexities of remote participation?
These issues will be explored through keynote presentations,
discussions, artist presentations, workshops, a screening programme
and two exhibitions.
The symposium features keynote presentations by internationally
renowned sound and media arts theorist Douglas Kahn, and Australian
artists Joyce Hinterding and David Haines, and a remote conversation
with London-based media artist Graham Harwood, creator of the Coal
A wide range of artists and researchers from Whanganui and around New
Zealand will present current projects in art and sustainable energy,
in conference sessions including Sustainable Media (Art), Energy
Networks, and Social Energy.
Friday December 10 is dedicated to a day long workshop with American
artist John Hopkins that will explore Whanganui and its river, via
Waka. This is a parallel event organised by The Green Bench, with
support from Creative Communities.
An outdoor screening programme on the exterior of the Sargeant
Gallery on Saturday December 11, curated by Sophie Jerram, Julian
Priest and Ana Terry, includes films by artists such as Superflex,
Hans Uber Morgen, Brit Bunkley, Amelia Hitchcock, Erin Coates, Karen
Curley and Don Hunter.
In association with ADA, The Sargeant Gallery presents 'Ozinal' 2010
(a radio station from the sun) by Joyce Hinterding and David Haines,
courtesy of the Artists and Breenspace, opening December 10 at 5:30.
And the Green Bench Gallery will be showing 'Burn', an exhibition of
work about Oil, curated by Julian Priest, Sophie Klerk, and Sophie
Jerram. This opens on December 3 at 5:30, and features works by
artists including Superflex, Hans Uber Morgen, Felicity Priest, and
the Whanganui Rock and Lapidary Club
The ADA Network Trust invites artists, researchers, curators, art
enthusiasts, energy researchers, and all those interested in energy,
information, and media art from Whanganui and around New Zealand to
Energetics and Informatics takes place December 10-12, at the War
Memorial Conference Centre, Watt St, Whanganui
Cost: registration is $30, this includes symposium, workshop, outdoor
screening, exhibitions and the 'ADA free lunch.'
For registration and more information see http://symposium10.aotearoadigitalarts.org.nz/
Energetics and Informatics is supported by Creative New Zealand,
Whanganui District Council, Hikurangi Trust, Green Bench Ltd, UCOL,
Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui School of Design, Quay School of the Arts,
Art Crew Ltd, Ana Terry Design, Whanganui Green Bikes and The Physics
Douglas Kahn's keynote is part of a distributed series of talks and
discussions occurring throughout New Zealand in December 2010. Parts
two and three will occur in Christchurch and Auckland respectively.
The distributed masterclass is generously supported by Creative New
Zealand, The Physics Room and the Gus Fisher Gallery.