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Table of Contents:

   -empyre-Avatar Manifestos with Gregory Little
Christina McPhee <>
   Pixxelpoint Newsletter   
Blaz Erzetic <>   
fran ilich <> 
"Tom Holley" <>   
   screenings at the Cinematheque Ontario    
   Robert Atkins lectures on The Artworld, Community and Activism: A Meditation
Robert Atkins <> 
Andrea Buddensieg <>   
Maaike Gottschal <>  
   [Fwd: ZONES D'ECHANGES - mardi 26 novembre 02 - ensba] 
liz <>


Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 23:05:29 -0500
From: z <>
Subject: @jihui:The Question Concerning Media Technology - A Dialogue: Timothy Druckrey and Mark Stafford

jihui - Digital Salon 
A Dialogue: Timothy Druckrey and Mark Stafford

Friday, November 22, 2002 7 PM 
@ Parsons Center for New Design 
55 West 13th Street, 9th Fl. 
New York, NY 10011 
Live Webcast @ starts 7pm EST. 

The Question Concerning Media Technology

The history of media theory has been primarily rooted in attempts to
legitimize the potential of surfaces and effects as signifiers of the
'radical' possibilities of representation. This privileging of form, or, in
the 'media arts,' the implementation of form as effect, creates vexing
problems that differentiate between communication and expression.

This 'difference' emerges time-and-again in the development of 'theories' of
interactivity and so-called '' Because of the intricate reciprocity
evident in an 'art of exchanges,' a theory of media cannot adequately frame
issues without a rethinking of representation in terms of its transformed
function, its shifting relationship with visibility, its probing of the
'immaterial,' its reformulation of reception (and cognition), its
understanding of the 'mechanization of the world picture,' or its
conceptualization of a philosophy rather than a theory of communication.

This dialogue will pose the issue in discursive form and on examples of
works that rupture or disrupt the flow of effects...

Timothy Druckrey is a curator, writer, and editor living in New York
City. He lectures internationally about the social impact of electronic
media, the transformation of representation, and communication in
interactive and networked environments. He co-organized the
international symposium Ideologies of Technology at the Dia Center of
the Arts and co-edited the book Culture on the Brink: Ideologies of
Technology (Bay Press). He curated the exhibition Iterations: The New
Image at the International Center of Photography and edited the book by
the same name published by MIT Press. He edited Electronic Culture:
Technology and Visual Representation and is Series Editor for Electronic
Culture: History, Theory, Practice  published by the MIT Press that
includes Ars Electronica: Facing the Future, net_condition: art and
global media, Dark Fiber (by Geert Lovink), and Future Cinema: the
Cinematic Imaginary after Film (edited by Jeffrey Shaw and Peter Weibel)
and The Un-archaeology of the Media (by Siegfreid Zielinski) both

Mark Stafford is a psychoanalyst and a member of Apres-Coup Psychoanalytic
Association. His recent research work has focused on the relationship
between aesthetic practice and the subjective experience of the boundaries
of the human body. He is particularly interested in the relation between
media production and the ideological implications of science. Mark Stafford
teaches at MFA Design and Technology program at Parsons School of Design.
He also lectures at the School of Visual Arts. 

jihui (the meeting point), a self-regulated digital salon, invites all
interested people to send ideas for discussion/performance/etc.
jihui is where your voice is heard and your vision shared. 
jihui is sponsored by Digital Design Department and Center for New
Design @ Parsons School of Design 

jihui is organized by agent.netart, a joint public program by NETART


Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 16:53:58 -0500 (EST)
From: Alan Sondheim <>
Subject: showtime

Robert Beck Memorial Cinema Presents
November 2002

19 November 2002   9:00 pm


Curated by Marianne Shaneen

RBMC presents new digital video, live reading, laptop demo and other work
from Alan Sondheim, multifarious maverick of video, film, CD-ROM,
performance, sound, text, cyberculture and hypermedia. His books include
the anthology "Being on Line: Net Subjectivity" (Lusitania, 1996),
"Disorders of the Real" (Station Hill, 1988), and ".echo" (alt-X digital
arts, 2001). For the past several years, he has been working on an
"Internet Text," a continuous meditation on philosophy, psychology,
language, body, sexuality, and virtuality.

"worlds, tribly" - 35 minute digital video, Alan Sondheim and Azure Carter

the chant of trilby-svengali... 85 worlds intersecting: the torus cutting
across...the seven watching men, the doubled doubled seven watching
men...the swollen mold and its emission...the double framing window... **
- -A.S.

For more info about the work of Alan Sondheim be sure to check out these

RBMC is a laboratory for the auto-didact, a genuine Temporary Autonomous
Zone for cine-mavericks and metaphysicians, and a realm to disorder and
regain the senses. For more than 4 years, the Robert Beck Memorial Cinema
has illuminated the snowy-white screen of the Collective Unconscious of
New York.... the enigmatic Mr. Robert Beck, soldier of the 1st World War,
lost his senses in battle and later, recovering in a sanatorium, regained
them while watching a film!

Bradley Eros & Brian Frye

...the extraordinary Robert Beck Memorial Cinema... captures some of the
improvisational feeling of earlier avant-garde film presentations, also
accommodating films and related events that require unusual projection
set-ups...probably my favorite place anywhere to see films -Fred Camper

145 Ludlow St., NYC
between Stanton and Rivington
1.5 blocks south of Houston St.

F train 2nd Avenue stop, walk east on south side of Houston past Eldridge
(you will see the Sunshine Cinema Movie Theater on the corner of Eldridge
and Houston), Allen, and Orchard streets, and turn right (south) on
Ludlow. The Collective Unconscious RBMC is on Ludlow between Stanton and
Rivington, on the West side of the street.

Once off the bridge take a slight Right onto DELANCEY ST., turn Right onto
ALLEN St., turn Right onto STANTON St., and turn RIGHT onto LUDLOW St.

Off Manhattan Bridge, turn Right onto CANAL St., turn LEFT onto ALLEN ST.,
turn RIGHT onto STANTON ST., then turn RIGHT onto LUDLOW ST.

**worlds, tribly - 35 minute digital video -

85 worlds intersecting: the torus cutting across, the sparrow flitting
from one to the other, the golden droplets swarming among them, the seven
watching men, the doubled doubled seven watching men, the woman from the
london gaiete shuddering, the second woman adding and removing dressing
and corset, the man and woman swirling and watching across, the woman with
the cross evolving and splitting and shuddering outward, the white stars
in the blue-black sky, the yellow stars in the blue-black sky, the great
fabric of being and the construct of the helices, the mouths wide open,
eyes wide open, the look of astonishment and the gaze, the swollen mold
and its emission, the bearded man, the torus bending and shuddering, the
torus taking on the colors and patterns, the sparrow flitting, the inner
and outer spaces, the backdrop spaces, the seven watching men ...

the dark break

the double framing window, the window embossing, the small victorian
blouse, the body staring and disappearing, the serene landscape, body
through the landscape, the quietening sounds, the fading out ...

the chant of trilby-svengali.
i am her trilby to her svengali and she is my trilby to my svengali.
i trilby make perfect fuck, sharing the dream of svengali and trilby:
trilby to svengali's edison, dolly shot in cinerama, her trilby to her
svengali, my trilby to my svengali. she nobody. svengali and trilby make
that trilby. that into into night night window from
folding. against of folding jacket. trilby, my my is singing woman.
i would be that woman that trilby.
trilby, she is my woman, she is singing within the woman.
hair hair duplicate face. body would trilby. be into that night trilby.
my trilby, is my singing singing against without there without singing.



Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 10:18:59 -0500
From: Meg McLagan <>
Subject: Illegal Art panel at NYU 11/15

The Center for Media, Culture and History, in
conjunction with the Institute for Law and Society,
presents a panel discussion this Friday:

Freedom of Expression in the Corporate Age
November 15
Cantor Film Center, 36 E. 8th Street
7:00-9:00 p.m 

This panel will bring together people from the art,
academic and legal fields to discuss the effects of
current copyright laws on creative expression.  

Who: Mark Hosler, Negativland
Steven Feld, Music and Anthropology, Columbia U.
Rebecca Tushnet, NYU School of Law
Howard Besser, Cinema Studies, Director of the
Moving Image and Archiving Program, NYU
Natalie Jeremijenko, technoartist and design engineer
Meg McLagan (moderator), Anthropology, NYU
Co-sponsors:  Institute for Law and Society.
American Studies,  Cinema Studies,

For information call 212.998.3759

The Illegal Art Program also features a visual arts
exhibit at CBGB's 313 Gallery, 313 Bowery, November
13 - December 6, 2002.  The exhibit, which features
murdered Disney characters, the Colonel Sanders
mandala, and a Texaco-laced doily, is sponsored by
Stay Free! magazine and the Internet Archives,
Prelinger Archives.

Meg McLagan
Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
New York University 
25 Waverly Place
NY, NY  10003
212 998 2108 (office)
212 995 4014 (fax)


Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 22:03:44 +1100
From: "geert lovink" <>
Subject: eyebeam online forum

From: "Beth R." <>


The artists and technologists at Eyebeam have begun their fifth annual
online discussion forum, and if preceding years are any indication, you
really ought to strap on a crash helmet and dive in.  The topic this time is
"THE RESTRUCTURED SCREEN: Conversations on the New Moving Image,"
and they'll be featuring new works weekly from artists who'll be creating
in tandem with what's happening in the discussions.  The forum will continue
until December 13. Go

so--everyone--pass this around to your friends and colleagues and
please post.

Nov.11 - Dec.13, 2002

The five week online forum ( is an
interdisciplinary dialogue exploring the language, narrative structues,
unique environments, and politics of the new moving image. Topics to be
explored include: immersive screen based environments in public spaces and
art works; concepts of looping, sampling and multi-formatting that have
affected narrative structure; expanded media access that has
widened film distribution and global activism; and new forms of interactive
interface composition, special effects compositing, and 3D computer graphics
that have forever modified the contemporary lexicon and changed current

Forum participants include:
Jeremy Blake, Anthony Bregman, Brian Drolet, Steve Hamilton, Chrissie Iles,
Mary Lucier, Craig Kalpakjian, Jeff Kleiser, Peter Lunenfeld, Pat O'Neill,
John Pilson, Matthew Ritchie, Alex Rivera, Benjamin Weil, Grahame Weinbren
and others.

Artistic Interventions in the forum website by:
Entropy8zuper!, Jesse Gilbert & Carol Kim, Fakeshop, Yucef Merhi, Marina

Essays by:
Norman Klein, Marc Lafia, Geert Lovink, Lev Manovich.

Interviews with:
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Harun Farocki, Scott Ross, Tom Tykwer

Technical Support: Scharff Weisberg

Media Sponsors: Artnet and Artkrush


Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 06:45:38 -0800
From: Christina McPhee <>
Subject: -empyre-Avatar Manifestos with Gregory Little

Virtual Construction, part 2 on -empyre-

=empyre- is pleased to announce that Gregory Little joins our ongoing
November dialogue today as host for the topic  "Virtual Construction"

Many thanks to Joseph Nechtaval for his insights into 'viractuality' during
the first part of November.

Please join us as Gregory introduces "Avatar Manifestos".

- ---> Gregory Little is an electronic media artist working with philosophical
and theoretical issues related to the technologies of immersive virtual
reality, netart, and avatars; specifically with respect to issues of
identity, embodiment, and human sentience. He is currently Visiting
Assistant Professor of Digital Art at Bowling Green State University, USA;
and an associate editor for Intelligent Agent.

 Avatar Manifesto:
Presence and the AE:

Warm regards

- -- 
Christina McPhee

Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2002 02:37:13 +0100
From: <>
Subject: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Communiqu=E9_****_Exposition_Buy-Sellf?=

Dans le cadre du festival des cultures =E9lectroniques ACCES(S) #02 =E0 =
Pau du 19 au 24 novembre 2002

Exposition Buy-sellf au Pavillon des arts de 10 h 18 h et dans le Hall de
la mairie de Pau ouvert toute la journ=E9e de 9 h =E0 = 18 h

avec les oeuvres des artistes : Mike Batard, Guillaume Poulain, Laurent
Hart, Jose Ramon Aiz Bruno Persat, Sebastian Santa maria, Simon Boudvin,
Marco Scoffier Guillaume Arami, Pierre Hourquet, Laurent Perbos, Fred

Vernissage le Lundi 18 novembre =E0 18h Garden party, musique du collectif

*** Voir la bande annonce en flash : > Version fille    ou   > Version

En savoir +=20

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 to be removed from this mailing list, click the link below :=20
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Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 22:25:12 +0100
From: Blaz Erzetic <>
Subject: Pixxelpoint Newsletter

Pixxelpoint 2002 - International Computer Art Festival
"	-- Newsletter - November 18 2002 --

Hi to everyone!

You are kindly invited to attend the opening of festival in City Gallery
Nova Gorica on Friday, November 22, at 8 pm. After the official opening:
the concert of All Capone Strajh Trio, at 9:30 pm.
The exhibition will be open until Friday, November 29, every day from 9
am to 9 pm.

For programme and aditional info about festival and lodging, please
visit our website:

If you need invitation letter, please contact Mrs Pavla Jarc at

In case you have a question or comment, don't hesitate to send us an
e-mail at

Best regards,
Blaz Erzetic & Pixxelpoint staff

If you don't want to receive further informations about Pixxelpoint,
please kindly reply to this email with "Remove" in subject line.

- ------------------------------

Pixxelpoint 2002 - Mednarodni festival racunalniske umetnosti

"	-- Novice - 18. november 2002 --


Vljudno vas vabimo na otvoritev festivala v petek, 22. novembra 2002, ob
20. uri v Mestno galerijo Nova Gorica. Po uradni otvoritvi bo ob 21:30
nastopila glasbena zasedba All Capone Strajh Trio.

Razstava bo odprta do petka, 29. novembra, vsak dan od 9. do 21. ure.

Program in ostale informacije na nasih spletnih straneh

V primeru, da imate kaksno vprasanje ali pripombo, vas vabimo, da nam
le-to posljete na nas elektronski postni predal

Lep pozdrav,
Blaž Erzetic in Pixxelpoint osebje

Ce ne zelite vec prejemati novic o Pixxelpoint-u, prosimo, odpišite na
prejeti email z "odstrani" v naslovni vrstici.


Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2002 22:54:23 -0600
From: fran ilich <>

Fran Ilich is the director of Borderhack!, an annual three-day event that
takes place in Tijuana, Mexico. New media artists, activists, and punk
rockers alike gather to explore the impact that the U.S.-Mexico border has
on daily life. As technology and global economic forces continue to blur the
boundaries between cultures, the existence of a physical dividing line
between the two countries is called into question. For this talk, Ilich
discusses Borderhack! and his current work, Modem Drama.

The Internet was made for free communication, but is caught between the
virtual borders of corporations and copyright laws. Come learn about Web
artists fighting this battle and the history of artists and activism. Check
out some online activism and create art with a message with internationally
known artist-designer Piotr Szyhalski. Also, tune in to Fran Ilich as he
talks about hacktivism and the guerrillas working to free the virtual
borders of the Internet on the border of Mexico and the United States (see
Free Ware, this page). To reserve a spot in the workshop, call 612.375.7683
before November 21.


Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 13:55:12 -0000
From: "Tom Holley" <>

DRU {1} / 22.11.02 /
Apologies for cross-posting.
ULTRASOUND FESTIVAL / 2002 / 28 / 29 / 30 / NOV /
Ultrasound is a new three day international
festival exploring the territory of experimental
sound and electronic music. Ultrasound 2002
presents an eclectic mix of experimentalists and
artists from the UK and overseas.

The Ultrasound Live sessions oscillate between
the extreme and the sublime in musical terms,
embracing the full range of contemporary digital
music practise from experimental generative
programming techniques to rich synthesised

Space, Soundscape and the Urban Landscape
The conference presents a series of papers
and projects that explore the ambient sonic
environment and the relationship between lived
space, soundscape and the urban landscape.

An informal afternoon discussion showcasing
developments in the creative use of software in
the areas of electronic music and sound art.

Because there's more to Black music than
Hip-Hop, Garage and R&B. Conceived by DJ,
producer, writer and Attica Blues frontman
Charlie Dark.

The Media Centre
07 Northumberland Street

Info / 0870 990 5003 / /

The Digital Research Unit {DRU} is a research and
production facility based at The Media Centre,
Huddersfield. DRU is a partnership between
The Media Centre and the University of


Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 12:53:31 EST
Subject: screenings at the Cinematheque Ontario

in/tangible cartographies: new arab video
November 21-28, 2002

untitled: recent works by Jayce Salloum
November 26, 2002

Cinematheque Ontario presents "in/tangible cartographies: new arab video", a 
series of 15 recent videos made by artists working in Lebanon, Egypt, 
Algeria, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, and Palestine. The series has been 
guest curated by Vancouver-based media artist  Jayce Salloum, who will be 
present on November 28 for the final programme. Video artists represented in 
the series include: Elia Suleiman, Mohamed Soueid, Akram Zaatari, Walid 
Ra'ad, and Danielle Arbid.

Cinematheque Ontario also hosts Jayce Salloum in person with an evening of 
his own videotapes on Wednesday, November 27, 6:30pm as part of our free 
series, The Independents.

All screenings are held at the Art Gallery of Ontario's Jackman Hall, 317 
Dundas Street West (please use McCaul Street Entrance) and are restricted to 
individuals 18 years of age or older, unless otherwise noted. Prices are 
$5.75 for Cinematheque Ontario and AGO Members, $5.25 for Student Members & 
Seniors and $9.60 for Non-members. 

For program details see the notes below or:
ph: 416-968-FILM

- ---

Program details:

Programme 1: stretching the sky after the rain falls 


Director: Akram Zaatari Lebanon 2000 10 minutes video

Cast: Ziad Antar, Nabil Kojok

Within the changing urban environment of Beirut, two souls find themselves in 
a cycle of loss, departure, rupture, and celebration. An impressive video 
letter inspired by a story of separation between men.


Director: Mohamed Soueid  Lebanon 2000 70 minutes video

Drawing from his diaries, Soueid recounts his time spent in "The Student 
Squad" of the Palestinian resistance movement Fateh during the Lebanese Civil 
War. Stories of old friends fallen during the war and of others still alive 
unravel amongst copious amounts of drinking and carousing. A lyrical artist, 
Soueid defies oral conventions by blending narrative with prose, essay with 
poem, and conversation with speculation. 

Thursday, November 21  6:30 p.m.

- --

Programme 2: traversing times/breaching distinctions


Director: Jamelie Hassan Lebanon/Canada 1997 8 minutes video

An itinerant Armenian painter, a refugee fleeing the 1915 genocide in his 
country, makes a circuitous voyage to a mountain village in Lebanon where he 
is commissioned to paint the interior of Hassan's family home. Hassan deftly 
maps the uneasiness of reinventing identity, adaptability, and cultural 
preservation. "Home is not a fixed place but a constantly negotiated space 
between self and location."


Director: Akram Zaatari Egypt/Lebanon 2001 32 minutes video

A portrait of a portrait photographer, about photography before video, the 
defects of the negative, perfection of the body image, and a relationship 
between youth and the immortal. 



Director: Belkacem Hadjad Algeria/Belgium 2000 52 minutes video

After the death of her husband, Soumicha must make money to support herself 
and her children. As most jobs are reserved for men, she takes a chance and 
becomes the only woman taxi driver in Sidi Bel-Abbès, Algeria, where 
tradition still reigns and extremist political violence takes place. Winner 
of the best documentary film, Arab Screen Independent Film Festival, Qatar.

Friday, November 22  8:15 p.m. (note early start time)

- --

Programme 3: days of our lives, transfer/transform/transgress, auto seen 
voyeurs, maps and demarcations


Director: Azza Al Zarouni United Arab Emirates 2000 3 minutes video

Private space as discomforting comfort zone at home in Abu Dhabi. Ubiquitous 
cell phone ringing punctuates this stream of dissatisfaction with pop culture 


Director: Hassan Khan  Egypt 2000 14 minutes video

A wry look at the rising class in Cairo and how they deal with self-image. 
With a backdrop of malls and clinics, questions of politics, religion, 
gender, economy, and marginality are couched in terms of beauty and the body.



Director: Mahmoud Hojeij Lebanon 2000 25 minutes video

Just as fruit and vegetables are picked for their external appearance, three 
women at Beirut checkpoints are asked to reveal their intimate acts 
supposedly done in the dark.


Director: Hassan Khan  Egypt 1998  4 minutes video

Surrounded by a multitude of reasons to tape and seeing none, the videomaker 
runs at life haunted by forces inside with a soul lost to despondency.


Director: Sobhi al-Zobaidi Palestine 2001 32 minutes video

American producers commission Zobaidi to make a videotape about ancient 
Jerusalem. They want only the calmer side of the old city, but as soon as the 
taping starts an Intifada breaks out after Israeli attacks at Al Aksa Mosque.


Director: Tawfik Abu-Wael Palestine 2001 14 minutes video

A videotape about memory, positioning itself in relation to the "other," so 
that it can be seen as a metaphorical account of the so-called 
Israeli-Palestinian "peace process." Based loosely on the novel For Bread 
Alone by Moroccan writer Mohamed Choukri.

Tuesday, November 26  6:30 p.m.

- --

Programme 4: history: making/ tracing/leaving marks, a logic of the senses


Director: Ammar Al Beik Syria 2000 8 minutes video

Coming to terms with the end of the industrial era, Al Beik's elegant and 
eloquently composed study reverberates with lives lived, fading images, and 
relics of retrospection.


Director: Elia Suleiman Palestine 2000 16 minutes video

Displaying sardonic wit and attention to detail, Suleiman creates a terse but 
forceful transposition of the biblical story of Mary and Joseph as a 
framework to illustrate the repressive controls of movement and the abuses of 
daily Palestinian life suffered under Israeli military occupation.


Director: Walid Ra'ad Lebanon/USA 1996-99 17 minutes video

A videotape in three parts exploring the possibilities and limits of writing 
and imaging a history of the Lebanese civil wars (1975-1991). 


Director: Danielle Arbid Lebanon/France 2000 59 minutes video

Searching through remembrances of the war for answers that of course are not 
to be told and not to be found, where there are only people trying to get on 
with their lives. Arbid tries to construct a history by seeking a truth and 
finds one at each corner, under each bed, and behind the pockmarks of each 
stray bullet left from the civil war we all are trying to forget. Winner of 
the best documentary award at the 2000 Locarno film festival.

Guest curator Jayce Salloum will be present at screening. 

Thursday, November 28  8:15 p.m. (note early start time)

- --




untitled: recent works by Jayce Salloum
(Jayce Salloum in person)
Wednesday, November 27  6:30 p.m.

"Jayce Salloum, curator of the New Arab Video: in/tangible cartographies 
series, will present two of his own works, part of his ongoing untitled 
project, a series of videos addressing social and political realities. In 
part 1: everything and nothing, Salloum, off-camera, asks questions of Soha 
Bechara, the ex-Lebanese National Resistance fighter who was detained for ten 
years in the notorious El-Khiam torture and interrogation center in South 
Lebanon. In a riveting and intimate conversation, Salloum inquires about 
home, ordinary days, being interviewed, and the distance between Paris, where 
Bechara now lives, and Khiam. In part 2: beauty and the east Salloum turns to 
the former Yugoslavia. In a kaleidoscope of interviews, refugees, migrants, 
asylum seekers, and residents address topics ranging from identity and 
fascism to optimism and monsters. In both anecdotal and theoretical 
recountings, they lay out the issues currently at stake in this region of 
displacement and redefinition; their words are located within Salloum's 
images of cities and landscapes." (Pacific Film Archive) In part 3: (as if) 
beauty never ends*, a montage of orchids blooming and footage from the sites 
of the 1982 massacres at Lebanon's Sabra and Shatilla refugee camps provides 
an elegiac response to the Palestinian dispossession.

part 1: everything and nothing 

Director: Jayce Salloum Canada 1999-2001 40 minutes video

part 2: beauty and the east 

Director: Jayce Salloum Canada 1999-2002 work-in-progress, excerpt c. 20 
minutes video

part 3: (as if) beauty never ends* 

Director: Jayce Salloum Canada  2002 11 minutes video   

The Independents is a free series that screens the work of a wide range of 
independent film and video artists, and features many personal appearances. 
Programming suggestions and submissions are welcome. Please note: All 
presentations in this series are FREE, non-ticketed events, and are held in 
Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario. Seating is on a first-come, first 
served basis. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.. Screening is restricted to individuals 
18 years of age and older.


Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 00:03:52 -0800
From: Robert Atkins <>
Subject: Robert Atkins lectures on The Artworld, Community and Activism: A Meditation Inspired by the Events of September 11th    London, Bristol, Valencia

November 13:  6:30 pm
CARTE/University of Westminster, Portland Hall  at the Univ of Westminster,
Little Titchfield Street London

November 20, 6:30 pm:
Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol

November 25
Polytechnic University, Valencia

The Artworld, Community and Activism:
A Meditation Inspired by the Events of September 11th

In the wake of September 11th, we are awash in government- and mass media
rhetoric about "patriotism," "sacrifice," and "change." Many of these
representations serve to further the already-defined agenda of those in
power, rather than to promote discussion and democracy. Art's role in
crisis--if it is regarded as relevant at all--is seen as entirely

Crisis creates pressures to dispense with business-as-usual, sometimes
revealing the real (cultural) fissures of the day. In terms of arts
practice, we might consider such questions as: What does community mean in a
Western culture of increasing transience, materialism and diminishing public
space? Given the apotheosis of the artist as an individual genius for the
past 500 years, is the very idea of post-Renaissance art involving community
a contradiction in terms? Why have exemplars of community-minded, often
public art been excluded from the art-historical canon? (Consider the
performances of Suzanne Lacy, the confrontational AIDS-activist works by the
Gran Fury collective and many others, and even Joseph Beuy's founding of the
Free University in 1972.) Is the Internet the last, best hope for art
attempting genuine social change? What effective community-oriented
initiatives have been created online? What catalytic or symbol-making role
can artists play in times of crisis? How can critical works find their place
in an entertainment-oriented museum culture? And in an increasingly
monolithic, mass-media age how can the arts promote the emergence of diverse
and independent voices?

This illustrated lecture will address these matters, tracing the
post-sixties history of activist art and the emergence of organizations such
as Artists Call Against U.S. Intervention in Central America and Visual
AIDS, as a backdrop for considering both current cultural conditions and
artistic practice. The evolving interpretations--and use and abuse--of
representations of September 11th during 2002 will also be discussed.

Robert Atkins--a New York and California-based art historian, author and
activist--is  a former columnist for The Village Voice, the author of books
including "ArtSpeak: A Guide to Contempory Ideas, Movements and Buzzwords"
and "From Media to Metaphor: Art About AIDS," as well as the recipient of
numerous awards for art criticism . A  fellow at Carnegie Mellon's Studio
for Creative Inquiry, he is arts editor of The Media Channel
(,  editor in chief of Artery: The AIDS-Arts Forum
(, an instructor at the Rhode Island School
of Design, and the former editor-in-chief of the Arts Technology
Entertainment Network. He is a founder of Visual AIDS, the group that
originated Day Without Art and the Red Ribbon, the initiator of 911‹THE
SEPTEMBER 11 PROJECT: Cultural Intervention in Civic Society
(, and is currently at work on an anthology of his
writing called "I Witness: Art Writing as Activism, Criticism and


Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 18:04:48 +0100
From: Andrea Buddensieg <>
Subject: ZKM/Exhibition

ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe
ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe
2002-11-11, press-mail 66

E x h i b i t i o n
The Cinematic Imaginary after Film
Curated by Jeffrey Shaw and Peter Weibel
November 16, 2002 – March 30, 2003

Press Conference: Thursday, November 14, 2002, 11 a.m., ZKM-Medientheater
Exhibition Opening: Friday, November 15, 2002, 7 p.m., ZKM-Foyer

The conditions of cinematographic art have changed radically over the past
years. On the verge of a material revolution new possibilities of camera
and production techniques have emerged that also allow new modes of
narration and image languages. FUTURE CINEMA is the first major
international exhibition of current art practice in the domain of video,
film, computer and web based installations that embody and anticipate new
cinematic techniques and modes of expression. No commercial or industrial
working teams à la Hollywood will be presented, but the individual efforts
of artists who overcome or undermine the global standards of the cinema

The exhibition will premier numerous works, some specially commissioned for
this exhibition, and a few actually produced at the ZKM | Institute for
Visual Media. A strong curatorial emphasis will be on installations that
diverge from the conventional on the wall mounted and projected screen
format and which explore more immersive and technologically innovative
environments such as multi-screen, panoramic, dome projection, shared
multi-user, and on-line configurations. Another central focus will be on
works that explore creative approaches to the design of interactive
non-linear narrative content. The exhibition gives an overview of creative
possibilities in these areas of cinematographic research – a laboratory
where scientists and artists can meet and a window into the future.

Further information on the exhibtion:

The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalog in English by The MIT
Press, Cambridge, MA.

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Dr. Andrea Buddensieg

Öffentlichkeitsarbeit, Leitung
Head of Public Relations

ZKM ///////  / |< ||| | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie
Lorenzstr. 19
D-76135 Karlsruhe
Tel +49-(0)721-8100-1201
Fax +49-(0)721-8100-1139


Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 18:21:56 +0100
From: Maaike Gottschal <>

press release

Miltos Manetas

November 16 - December 15, 2002 / opening: November 16, 2002 at 5 pm

Computing is to NEEN what fantasy is to Surrealism and freedom to
Communism. It creates the context but can also be postponed. (Miltos

In May 2000 Lexicon Branding (the company that developed the names
Powerbook and Pentium, among others) was commissioned by artist Miltos
Manetas to invent a term for a new art movement that is characterised by
artistic experiments between the real and virtual worlds, between studio
and screen. NEEN was the resulting term, a palindrome created by a computer
programme after it was fed with words like 'screen' and 'new'. NEEN
represents the mentality of an undefined generation of NEENsters;
contemporary artists, software programmers, web designers and videogame
animators. NEEN refers to Internet and computer art, software and hardware,
architecture and design. NEEN is a category for the unmade, the undefined
and functions as a third category: good, bad and NEEN, or: art, non-art and
NEEN. In old-Greek NEEN is "exactly now, no second later". This is a nice
coincidence as it reflects what Manetas's NEEN stands for. It is impossible
to grasp NEEN, because after a second it is already gone. In this spirit,
Manetas chose to entitle the first presentation and introduction of NEEN in

For AFTERNEEN in Casco, Manetas invited about thirty internationally
operating NEENsters to participate. The installation consists of the
interactive NEENWORLD, designed by Manetas in collaboration with architect
Andreas Angelidakis. This world can be visited online and is projected in
the space of Casco. Avatars discuss the future based on manifestos by
Manetas, like 'Websites is the art of our times', 'NEEN and Telic', or 'A
Prisoner' (a manifesto against copyright).
The audience will be invited to visit the world by NEENsters who are
embodying the avatars. During the opening some NEENsters will also be
walking around in real life and real space: dressed in their avatar-costume
they will bring about a confusing doubling.
As part of the AFTERNEEN-show Manetas selected ten websites, which will be
projected onto a screen in Casco. They can also be visited online at Fout!
Bladwijzer niet gedefinieerd.. Gnac, Mark Tranmer, Trinasim, Boy in Static,
Sawako, Nobukazu Takermura and Aki Tsuyuko have composed special music for
the show.

Miltos Manetas (1962) lives and works in Los Angeles and New York.

There will be a special press preview preceding the opening on Saturday
November, 16 in the presence of participating NEENsters at 4 pm.

AFTERNEEN is open Wednesdays -Sundays, 3-8 pm, Fridays until 10 pm. For
further information, please contact Roos Gortzak at 030-2319995.

C A S C O .
P R O J E C T S . I S S U E S . S A L O N . P R E S E N T A T I O N S

Contact: Maaike Gottschal
(in the office on Thursday and Friday)

for information, upcoming programme, documentation and shop go to:

if you want to contact us:

phone & fax: +31 30 2319995
office hours: tue-fri 10am-6pm


Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2002 15:38:16 +0100
From: liz <>
Subject: [Fwd: ZONES D'ECHANGES - mardi 26 novembre 02 - ensba]

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Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2002 15:15:29 +0100
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Mardi 26 novembre 2002 / Tuesday november 26th 2002 - 14h / 2pm
CID - Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts
Palais des études, escalier de droite, premier étage

intervenants/speakers :

Shu Lea Cheang -  GARLIC = RICH AIR - ..

Redundant Technology Initiative - ..

Multipoint, groupe de recherche international de l'Erban ..

Patrick Bernier ..

Valérie Bert ..

Gérard Esmérian, Oumar N'Dyaye, Balasingam Visuvalinagam, les guerriers plasticiens d'Afrique de l'Ouest .., peer-to-peer éphémère ..

Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts / National superior school for fine arts
14 rue bonaparte - 75006 Paris - M° St.Germain des Prés
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Cet espace de recherche est maintenu de façon collégiale par des artistes, étudiants, enseignants, activistes et acteurs culturels.
Il est accueilli par le CID-Centre d'Information et de Documentation de l'Ensba.
This space for research is set collegially by artists, students,teachers, activists and cultural actors.
It is wellcomed by Ensba CID-Center for Information and Documentation

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a2a est un peer-to-peer ou poste-à-poste, un système d'échange de fichiers en ligne entre personnes privées, ouvert à l'occasion de Zones 
Pour se connecter, il est nécessaire d'installer un logiciel client du logiciel serveur du peer-to-peer, DirectConnect pour Linux.

- - Pour Linux :
Télécharger et installer un client DirectConnect :
Dans le menu 'Actions', cliquer sur 'HubList'.
Entrer l'adresse dans le champ de connexion de la fenêtre 'Hublist', puis cliquer sur 'Connect'.
La liste des ordinateurs connectés à s'affiche dans une nouvelle fenêtre.

- - Pour Windows :
Télécharger et installer un client DirectConnect :
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La liste des ordinateurs connectés à s'affiche dans une nouvelle fenêtre.

- - Pour Mac OSX :
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Télécharger et installer X-Darwin :
+ Mise à jour :
Télécharger un client DirectConnect :
+ Conducteur des commandes d'installation :

- - Pour Mac OS9 : 
Télécharger et installe Virtual PC :
Installer un système d'exploitation windows.
Télécharger et installer un client DirectConnect pour Windows :
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La liste des ordinateurs connectés à s'affiche dans une nouvelle fenêtre.

D'autres clients DirectConect pourraient recquérir l'adresse entière de a2a : 

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a2a - Connection tutorial
a2a is a peer-to-peer, a system for exchanging files between private persons, opened for 'Zones d'échanges'.
Connecting to this peer-to-peer requires the installation of a software client of the server software, DirectConnect for Linux.

- - For Linux :
Download and install a DirectConnect client :
In the menu 'Actions', click on 'Hublist'. Enter the address in the field for connexion, and click on 'Connect'.
The list of the computers connected to appears in a new window.

- - For Windows :
Download and install a DirectConnect client :
Click on 'Connect' and enter the address in the field of the window.
The list of the computers connected to appears in a new window.

- - For Mac OSX :
The installation of this client for DirectConnect requires the installation
of the software X-Darwin.  Download and install X-Darwin : + X-Darwin update
: Dowload a
client for DirectConnect : + Howto
- step by step installation :

- - For Mac OS9 :
Download and install Virtual PC :
Install a Windows operating system.
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