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[Nettime-bold] Wiretap 6.03 - Time Collisions, V2_Rotterdam, 2 April 2000

Wiretap 6.03 - Time Collisions

An afternoon about the collision of slow and fast speeds in images, music
and human perception.

Sunday April 2nd, 2000, 14.00 - 17.00
Doors open 13.00

Due to V2's participation in the photo biennial, WT 6.03 will be held next
door at: Scapino, Eendrachtsstraat 8, Rotterdam.

Presentations by:
Robert Neunteufel (A), Joel Ryan (USA/NL),
Ulf Langheinrich/ Granular Synthesis (A)

Caroline Nevejan (NL)

Entrance fee
Fl. 7.50

Speed is probably the most typifying characteristic of our information
society.  New technologies are often praised for their time-saving and
immediate qualities. It almost appears to be a cultural imperative to
regulate our time consumption as efficiently and frugally as possible, even
though time as such is volatile and impossible to contain.

Our perception of time is most intense when different temporal conceptions
clash.  This is to say, when we experience time in an accelerated or
retarded mode.  The conflict between slow and fast is best witnessed in
ideas of technological determinism, where the continuous development and
acceleration of technological and social processes - ranging from fast food
to e-commerce  - are viewed as inevitable effects of progress.  In
contrast, these beliefs are counteracted by practices stressing the
qualitative and soothing aspects of slowness.  In the latter scenario the
consumption of time becomes a matter of individual and conscious choice.
It is thus also a critique of a society in which time is solely regarded as
a precious economic good.

The crucial question here is whether a culture of speed is the natural
outcome of a technologised society, or not.  Digital media art provides a
fertile matrix for investigating these issues.  During 2000, V2_ will query
the phenomenon of time and its inter-relations with technology, perception,
the body, media, etc.  Wiretap 6.03 is the first in a series of staged
temporal collisions.


Robert Neunteufel (A) is trained as a technical engineer and holds a PhD
in educational science.  He was information manager for the Technology
Transfer Centre in Leoben (Styra), and adviser for the union in Graz on
matters concerning the impact of informational technologies on higher
education.  Robert Neunteufel has been a member of the society for the
Deceleration of Time  (Verein zur Verzoegerung der Zeit) since 1994.  This
society, counting about a thousand members across Europe, was founded in
1990 by the Austrian philosopher Peter Heintel.  Its main goal is to conduct
quality research on the phenomenon of time.

Joel Ryan (USA/NL) is a pioneer in the development of real-time interactive
digital instruments and live electronic music. He has collaborated
extensively with musicians and artists including Evan Parker, Michel
Waisvisz, George Lewis, Steina Vasulka and Jerry Hunt. Formerly a Research
Associate at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories of the University of
California, he has taught philosophy, physics, and mathematics. He
currently works at STEIM in Amsterdam, tours with the Frankfurt Ballet and
is a lecturer at the Institute of Sonology, Den Haag. He has performed in
the Concertgebau in Amsterdam, at the Akadamie Der Kunst Berlin, the
Theater Chatelet in Paris, at The Kitchen and BAM in New York and the
Alameda Festival in London. Most recently he has worked with William
Forsyth on EIDOS/TELOS, and Sleepers Guts for the Frankfurt Ballet and
Tight Roaring Circle for ArtAngel; and with James McDonald on Roberto Zucco
for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Granular Synthesis/Ulf Langheinrich (A): Ulf Langheinrich and Kurt
Hentschlaeger were the founders of the Viennese media art group Pyramedia,
and have been collaborating since 1991 on their joint project Granular
Synthesis, a term that originally derives from sound design.  Granular
Synthesis are particularly interested in investigating the aesthetic
potential of audio-visual re-synthesis, and are experts in the field of
sound manipulation. Their live performances bombard audiences with light,
video and audio projections.  Recent projects include: Pol 2.0,
NoiseGate-M6, Sweet Heart, X-tended Thrill and different versions of the
Modell installation.


Caroline Nevejan (NL)  trained as a social scientist with a focus on the
methodology of research in the communications domain. Since 1988 she has
been deeply involved in designing digital culture.  In 1994 she co-founded
the Society for Old and New Media, together with Marleen Stikker. There she
initiated amongst others the development of the Reading Table for Old and
New Media, the Piloot project, Demi Dubble, Internet in the Sky, and
Brandon (the first virtual piece of art the Guggenheim Museum in New York
acquired). Since 1999 Caroline Nevejan has been a senior advisor to the
board of the University of Professional Education of Amsterdam where she
designs new learning environments evolving from the rise of the Information
Society. Caroline Nevejan regularly lectures in national and international
for on the development of the information society. She is a board member of
the Doors of Perception foundation, and of the foundation Beeldrecht, which
deals with artistic authorship.

Society for the Deceleration of Time:
International Society for the study of Time:
International Slow Food movement:
Doors of Perception 4 - Speed:
Granular Synthesis
Joel Ryan
Waag Society for Old and New Media

Eendrachtsstraat 10 - 3012 XL Rotterdam
tel: 31.(0)10.206.7272
fax: 31.(0)10.206.7271

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