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Natalie Bookchin on 6 Nov 2000 19:21:14 -0000


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[Nettime-bold] Friday evening-STREET ACTION ON THE SUPERHIGHWAY


++sorry for duplicates. we are trying our best++

LA Freewaves presents STREET ACTION ON THE SUPERHIGHWAY
Friday November 10, 6:30 PM UCLA EDA SPACE*
Contact: JoAnn Hanley, Festival Director
Natalie Bookchin and Ming-Yuen S. Ma, Event curators
213-617-3950

Street Action on the Superhighway is the first in a
series of live/net events and public conversations
about the (relatively) new spaces between art and activism,
and between the streets and the net. The first event on
November 10 in Los Angeles features hybrid works that use the
Internet, which, like all handy artists' materials, is
cheap, fast and malleable. The series of conversations
addresses tactics for traversing virtual and
physical spaces - the street and the Superhighway - and
trespassing into "real life" with uninvited
interventions into social and political hot spots.

With an eye on worldwide networked anti-globalization
actions, with links to electronic disobedience,
net.art, hacktivism, data dandyism and borderhacking,
"Street Action" participants pilfer hardware and
software as shareware and launch it in the public
domain. Copyright infringement is encouraged, and
when possible, unwittingly sponsored by boundless
silicon valleys, nooks and alleys.

Performance, conceptual and public art are re-released
in open source formats, updated and distributed for
pro-art, anti-corporate cross platform compatibility
and reconfigured on the street level, in an attempt to
upgrade Los Angeles Freeways into a broad-bandwidth
street.
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The event is will be hosted by Natalie Bookchin and Ming-Yuen S. Ma.

Invited guests include
+Mervin Jarman (Jamaica), creator of the Container
Project and member of the UK collective Mongrel
+Cornelia Solfrank (Germany) from Old Boys Network
+Ricardo Dominguez (USA) from Electronic Disturbance Theater
+Representatives of the Bordergames collaboration,
including La Fiambrera (Spain) and Bitfiddlers.org (USA)

The groups will come together to present their work and
participate in an open discussion of tactics.

Following the live presentations there will be a screening of two videos
+"Octember Revolution" by Kevin Moore (LA)
+"Sheik Attack" by Eddo Stern (LA)

**There will be a reception following the screenings.**

For a DIY guide to STREET ACTION ON THE SUPERHIGHWAY see:
http://eda.design.ucla.edu/freewaves/events/street_action.html
http://www.calarts.edu/~bookchin/street/
and for updates and info about ongoing events
http://www.street-action.net (coming soon!)

The event will be streamed live from the EDA site
http://www.design.ucla.edu/eda/eda.html




*UCLA EDA space is located at 1473 Dickson Art Center
on the northeast corner of the UCLA campus, near the
intersection of Sunset Blvd. and Hilgard Ave. in
Westwood (east of the San Diego/405 Freeway, Sunset
Blvd. exit) in Los Angeles. Parking is available for $6
in Lot 3 and the event is free.