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     Kalina Bunevska <>                 
   Webcast 162://STR live at Playing Field + on TV               
     Station Rose <>                    
   CFP: The State of the Real                        
     Damian Sutton <>                   
   New Economy Seminar in Nottingham 16 April 2003               
     "geert lovink" <>                and Cybersalon present DIGITAL ACTIVISM @ ICA, London, 22 
   April 200
     "" <> (by way of richard barbrook)       
   musical constellations in the digital age (zagreb/croatia april 7-9)      
     "zoe:forward" <>                        
   jihui Digital Salon presents Marek Walczak                 
     z <>                            
   Emergency Response Plans to War.                     
     "Lachlan Brown" <>                    


Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 12:05:42 +0100
From: Kalina Bunevska <>
Subject: Invitation

The Contemporary Art Center - Skopje and
Skopje Museum of Contemporary Art

Kindly invite You to attend the opening of the exhibition for Young
Visual Artists Annual Award DENES 2003

- - Slavica Janeslieva
- - Andrej Mitevski
- - Irena Paskali
- - Ana Stojkovic

Tuesday, March 18, 2003, 8 PM
Skopje Museum of Contemporary Art
(ul. Samoilova b.b.)

Partners of the Project:
- - The Foundation of a Civil Society, New York, USA
- - Foundation Open Society Institute Macedonia
- - Skopje Museum of Contemporary Art

The Contemporary Art  Center - Skopje for 2002/2003, in collaboration
with the Civil Society Foundation in New York, is establishing an annual
award for best young artist in the Republic of Macedonia under 35.
	The model  of the award is alike already existing Jindrich
Chalupecky Award in Czech Republic and Oskar Cepan Award in Slovakia,
both awards that gained significant recognition in respective countries.
	The Board for the Award: Sonja Abadzieva (Art Historian, Senior
Custodian in the MoCA - Skopje), Jovan Sumkovski (Artist, Professor of
Painting at the Academy of Fine Art in Skopje), Ibrahim Bedi (Artist,
Professor of Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Art in Skopje), Emil
Aleksiev (Art Historian, Director of the MoCA in Skopje), Melentie
Pandilovski (Director of the CAC - Skopje), decided to name the award as
DENES, after the renown artistic group from the sixties.
The award is to be annual. The process of awarding it consists of several phases:
- -	Selection of awarded artists
- -	Group exhibition of the 4 artists in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje
- -	Residency in USA for the First awarded 
- -	Residency in Europe for the second, third and fourth awarded. 
- -	Exhibition of the winner after the arrival from the residency in the USA. 
The method of the selection was divided in two phases:
- -	Nominations of artists, by renown art critics in Macedonia
- -	Final Selection of the awarded, after the reviewing of the nominations by the Board for the award.

The Board has selected the following four artists for the award: Slavica
Janeslieva, Irena Paskali, Ana Strojkovi and Andrej Mitevski.
	The Board  has invited the young fine artists to exhibit in a
group show in the Museum of Contemporary Art. The winner of the first
prize receives a residency covering the travel and stay expenses to the
Headlands Center for the Arts in San Francisco, and the International
House, associated with the University of Columbia in New York.

Kalina Bunevska Isakovska
Visual Arts Program Coordinator
CAC - Skopje, Macedonia
Address: Orce Nikolov 109, 1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
tel./fax: ++389.91/133-541; 214-495


Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2003 14:59:55 +0100
From: Station Rose <>
Subject: Webcast 162://STR live at Playing Field + on TV

STATION ROSE STReaming-Fahrplan update :

1) Live Webcast 162: <://MIDI-Patch_work>,  WED/19.03.03 as part of
                            the STReaming Art Project_< Playing Field>
2) Best of Webcasting 9 & 10 on TV.

¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬
1) Live Webcast 162: <://MIDI-Patch_work> :
- ----------------------------------------------------------

Institut für Mediengestaltung, Mainz
as part of the  EU-project "Playing Field"
Station Rose (Frankfurt/ Main)
3:00 pm CET Workshop, 7:00 Uhr pm CET Performance:

Als eine der ersten Kuenstlergruppen weltweit lotete "Station Rose"
die Moeglichkeiten der interaktiven Medien und des Internet aus.
Bereits 1989 wurde die Multimedia - Performance "Gunafa Show" auf der
Ars Electronica in Linz aufgefuehrt. Seither stehen Performances in
klassischen Kunstgalerien und Messen  gleichberechtigt neben Aktionen
auf Medienfestivals und Events im Clubbereich im Werkverzeichnis der
Gruppe. WebCasting und Live-Streaming spielen dabei eine
hervorgehobene Rolle.  Aktuell arbeitet "Station Rose" auf diesem
Gebiet mit dem Institut für Mediengestaltung gemeinsam an dem
EU-Projekt "Playing Field".
                             (text by Institut für Mediengestaltung)

topic:   <://MIDI-Patch_work>
content: STReaming Net Art.
               get behind the scenes info on STReaming during the
workshop at 3pm,
               and enjoy the performance at 7pm CET.
feelings oberserved: always exciting to perform live.
advice 01: great in that little streaming window. but if you blow it up
full screen, it looks bigger.
advice 02: jump in live, be there in time, it could get crowded.

¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬
2) Best of Webcasting 9 & 10 on TV.
- ----------------------------------------------------------

*  Best of Webcasting 9 on TV :
only once more on WED/19.01.03 at midnite !

<Best of Webcasting 9> is a remix of  webcast 160 & 161. webcast 161
was a live STReam to border zap from i-camp munich, an anti-war
project. Performed in realtime by Gary Danner & Elisa Rose in the

* <Best of Webcasting 10> on TV:


<Best of Webcasting 10> is a re-run of  <best of webcasting 3>. It
has recent live-performance sequences in it, as well as a remix of
late 80-ies shows. If you want to get an overview on performance and
installation art by STR, this is the right place. And, in case
midnite is too late for a TV session, VCR-recording could be the
(long lasting )answer.

hr Fernsehen, Late Lounge
   hessen fernsehen (hessischer rundfunk, hr)
   on astra 1C, transponder 40, 11,068 ghz. ARD-Digital

                                                  "Cyberspace  is  Our Land!"
stay with us
               station rose   3-2003


Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 11:41:25 +0000
From: Damian Sutton <>
Subject: CFP: The State of the Real

I hope list-members will be interested in this revised call for papers.



T h e   S t a t e   o f   t h e   R e a l

An Interdisciplinary Conference

Glasgow School of Art, UK

21-22 November 2003

Keynote Speakers: 
Prof. Linda Nochlin, New York University
Prof. Slavoj Zizek, University of Ljubljana

"How real can you get?"
The conference organisers propose a debate on the subject of Œthe real¹ in
aesthetic philosophy, criticism and practice.

"When is representation not real?"
Recent years have seen notions of reality discussed in the open. What
relationship do current views developed by this discourse have with those
tenets of realism and representation that once provided the foundation for
aesthetic study? What are the philosophical consequences of the introduction
of technologies that increasingly blur the boundaries between art and
popular culture? What is the effect of aesthetic culture on Realpolitik?
What has happened to the notions of social realism, verisimilitude, and the
imaginary? Are they still relevant, and how have they been changed, if at

"Reclaiming the real."
The organizers are also interested in how notions of reality are affected
by, and continue to affect, aesthetic practice in the fields of art, design,
and media production. With the popularity of haptic technologies, what has
happened to Œreal¹ haptics? How do practitioners and academics view older
technologies in the light of their electronic avatars? With the development
of notions of virtual space, what has happened to our understanding of the
body, the mind, and corporeal space?

The organisers particularly welcome proposals on, or dealing with, the
following related subjects:
Reality and realism in Art & Design History; New media technologies ­
Virtual Reality, CGI photography and cinema, the Internet, haptic
technologies; Modernity and Post-modernity/Modernism and Post-modernism;
Philosophies on Œthe real¹ in popular culture; Philosophy and art/design and
cultural practice; Reality television, realism in film.

Proposals for panels (no more than three papers) and workshops are also

Deadline for abstracts: 22 April 2003

Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to:
ŒThe State of the Real¹,
Dept. of Historical and Critical Studies,
Glasgow School of Art,
167 Renfrew St, 
Scotland, UK. 
G3 6RQ. 

Abstracts may be sent by email to


Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2003 09:33:44 +1100
From: "geert lovink" <>
Subject: New Economy Seminar in Nottingham 16 April 2003

From: "David Walker" <>

            The University of Birmingham
            Service Sector Research Unit

 ESRC Seminar on Geographies of the New Economy

Reflections on the New Economy: Developing a Research Agenda

To be held at the University of Nottingham, Wednesday 16 April 2003

Programme Details

The fourth seminar will be held at 12.30 hrs on Wednesday, 16 April 2003 in
the School of Geography, University of Nottingham, University Park,
Nottingham NG7 2RD.  It is expected that the meeting will be concluded at
17.00 hrs.


12.30 - 13.15  Registration and buffet lunch

13.15 ­ 13.20  Welcome and Introduction
             Professor Andrew Leyshon, University of Nottingham
             (Seminar Chair)

13.20 ­ 14.00  The Old Economy
             Professor Roger Lee, Department of Geography, Queen Mary
             and Westfield College

14.00 ­ 14.40  New Media Production Spaces
              Dr Andrew Pratt, Department of Geography and Environment,
              London School of Economics

14.40 ­ 15.20  TBA

15.20 ­ 15.45  Tea

1545 ­ 17.30  Discussion and Conclusions
              Chair: Professor Andrew Leyshon
              Lead Discussant: Professor Nigel Thrift, School of
              Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol


Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2003 15:42:02 +0000
From: "" <> (by way of richard barbrook)
Subject: and Cybersalon present DIGITAL ACTIVISM @ ICA, London, 22 April 2003 ( and Cybersalon ( present
Tuesday 22 April 2003
ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts) ( Theatre,
The Mall, London SW1
Tickets: £7, £5 concs, £4 ICA members (on sale from 10/03/03 - ticket office
020 7930 3647)

An evening of presentations, debate and networking on the uses and
possibilities offered up by the Internet and digital technologies for
Non-Govermental Organisations (NGOs), campaigning groups and alternative
news networks. From the use of websites as an information medium through to
online campaigns and digital video, new technologies are changing the way
organisations and campaigns operate.

This event will highlight examples of digital innovation and campaigning
from Amnesty International, Friends of the Earth, OneWorld TV and activists
targeting the World Trade Organisation (WTO) from the 'Battle in Seattle'
and since. There'll also be a screening of a selection of independent
activist films including work from ninjatune/coldcut project

Socialise in the bar 'til 1.00pm with live music collaborations from YaD
Arts ( - a chance to network and meet the speakers:

- - Jo Hill, Multimedia Producer, OneWorld TV (

- - Glen Tarman, Coordinator, Trade Justice Movement

- - Christian Graham, Web Manager, Friends of the Earth (

- - Sean Barrett, Senior Director of Communications and Campaigning, and
Mirella von Lindenfels, Director of Media, Amnesty International

This event will be a gathering of ............

· Activists using digital technology for social issue campaigning within
NGOs, other groups and/or as individuals
· Campaigners interested in using digital technologies
· Academics, students and theorists with an interest in this area of
· Artists and creative industry professionals active/interested in social
issues and digital technology
· Programmers and ‘techies' providing or interested in developing tools and
support to campaigns

Get yourself connected - come to DIGITAL ACTIVISM @ ICA Tuesday 22 April

*** please send this message on to anyone who should be there ***

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - produce the world's leading portal ( on human
rights, sustainable development and ending world poverty. The OneWorld
network brings together
over 1500 NGOs from UN agencies to houshold names like Amnesty
International, Trade Justice Movement members like Friends of the Earth,
Oxfam and the World Development Movement as well as grassroots organisations
working in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Cybersalon ( is a forum for critical debate and
discussion on digital media issues. It is a meeting place for people to
exchange ideas, show innovative work and make new contacts. Cybersalon is a
"community of interest" for digital media practitioners and theorists within



Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 17:17:47 +0100 (MET)
From: "zoe:forward" <>
Subject: musical constellations in the digital age (zagreb/croatia april 7-9)

The symposium "Musical Constellations in the Digital Age"
(, as a collaboration project between the
Music Biennale Zagreb and the Multimedia Institute Zagreb will be organized
within the 22nd Music Biennale.

Biennale will last from 4th to 12th of April 2003, and the symposium from
7th to 9th of April.

Symposium is divided in two different sections: a. Political Economy of
Digital Music and b. Digital Aesthetics of Music.

The main event will be accompanied by a series of performances of some of
the most renowned artists in the field, and a MAX/msp workshop will give a
brief introduction to that powerful production-tool.

More information you'll find on Explicit-music site which was conceived and
realized as a part of collaboration between the Multimedia Institute from
Zagreb and CHINCH - Initiative for contemporary music and live arts from
Belgrade, where both organizations felt a need to enhance and revive
exchange between Ex-Yugoslav environments, by trying to establish a wide
space of communication around new musical practices.



Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2003 13:24:50 -0500
From: z <>
Subject: jihui Digital Salon presents Marek Walczak

jihui - Digital Salon
Marek Walczak

Friday, March 28, 2003 7 PM
@ Parsons Center for New Design
55 West 13th Street, 9th Fl.
New York, NY 10011
Live Webcast @ starts 7pm EST.

Marek Walczak will talk about the relationship between architecture,
social space, and interactivity -- specifically, the interactive wall
for 7 World Trade Center and other urban projects. Marek Walczak and his
team recently won the competition for "Dialog," an interactive table for
the Walker Art Center which includes a shared, gesture-based interface
for thematic explorations (and makes postcards).

Marek Walczak was trained as an architect and worked for several years
for James Carpenter Design Assoc., creating large-scale public artworks
before being enticed into the Web, where he worked with Martin
Wattenberg on "Apartment," a project that has been shown in the US and
Europe and will be part of the upcoming New York Digital Salon 10th
anniversary exhibition.

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 


Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 01:42:45 +0000
From: "Lachlan Brown" <>
Subject: Emergency Response Plans to War.


There are two meeting times so far announced in Toronto. On the day that war
starts people are asked to rally at the US Consulate (University Ave north of
Queen) at 5:00 pm

Also the Canadian Peace Alliance has called for an event on the first Saturday
after the war starts at the same location. Call 416 588-5555 for info or e-mail

Naomi Klein:

No Peace Without a Fight
>by Naomi Klein 
March 17, 2003 
On a muddy piece of squatted land in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Florencia Vespignani is planning her upcoming tour of the United States. She will be speaking with students and activists about Argentina's resistance movements. 

"I'm a bit scared," she confesses. 

"Of the war?" I ask. 

"No. Of the plane. We have wars here all the time."

Vespignani, a 33-year-old mother and community organiser, is a leader in the
Movimiento de Trabajadores Desocupados (MTD), one of the dozens of
organisations of unemployed workers, known as piqueteros, that have emerged out
of the wreckage of Argentina's economy. 

When Vespignani describes life as war, it is not a metaphor. Argentina is a
country where more than half the people live in poverty and twenty-seven
children die of hunger each day. She has learned that, to stay alive, you have
to go to the streets and fight -- for every piece of bread, for every student's
pencil, and for every night's rest. 

>From the perspective of the International Monetary Fund, the piqueteros are
the collateral damage of neoliberalism -- a fluke explosion that happened when
rapid-fire privatisation was mixed with "shock" austerity. In the mid-1990s,
hundreds of thousands of Argentines suddenly found themselves without
paychecks, welfare checks or pensions. Rather than disappearing quietly into
the scavenged shantytowns that surround Buenos Aires, they organised themselves
into militant neighbourhood-based unions. Highways and bridges were blocked
until the government coughed up unemployment benefits; abandoned land was
squatted on to build homes, farms and soup kitchens; a hundred closed factories
were taken over by their employees and put back to work. Direct action became
the alternative to theft and death. 

But that's not why Vespignani describes life in Argentina as a war. The war is
what happened next, after she and her neighbours dare to survive: the visits by
armed thugs, the brutal evictions from squatted land and occupied factories,
the assassinations of activists by police, and the portrayal of piqueteros as
menacing terrorists. Last month, Buenos Aires police used tear gas and rubber
bullets to clear sixty families out of an abandoned building near the trendy
Plaza Dorrego. It was the most severe repression in the city since two young
leaders of the MTD were killed by police during a road blockade last June. 

The police said they were concerned about the safety of the squat, but many
people here think the violent eviction was simply part of the latest economic
adjustment. The adjustment is being cooked up at the Sheraton Hotel. IMF
delegations have been meeting, for weeks now, with bankers, and candidates in
the upcoming presidential election. The IMF hopes to assess whether Argentina
can be trusted with new loans to pay off foreign debts while continuing to cut
social spending. But there is another criterion that is left unspoken.
Presidential aspirants must show that they are willing to use force to control
those sectors hurt by such agreements. Squatters, piqueteros -- even the
cartoneros, the armies of scavengers who comb through garbage looking for
cardboard to sell -- are under siege. According to the former owner of the
city's largest privatised garbage company, now running for mayor on a platform
of "Let's Take Back Buenos Aires," garbage is private property, and the
cartoneros are "thieves."

In short, the desperate quest of millions of Argentines to stay alive is a
threat to the economy's recovery and must be stopped. 

John Berger recently wrote, "Without money, each daily human need becomes a
pain." In Argentina, any attempt to alleviate that pain is becoming a crime.
That is the war Florencia is talking about. As she travels across the United
States, she will have the difficult task of trying to make that case to
activists who are almost exclusively focused on ending a different kind of war,
one in which the strategy is "shock and awe," not daily brutality and mass

Standing amid the torn-up cobblestones outside the squat on the night the sixty
families were evicted, with tear gas still hanging in the air and dozens of
people in jail, I found myself thinking about the calls for "peace" coming from
Europe and North America. The antiwar message resonates forcefully here, and
tens of thousands participated in the global day of action on February 15. But
peace? What does peace mean in a country where the right that most needs
defending is the right to fight? 

My friends in South Africa tell me that the situation there is much the same.
Families are being evicted from miserable shantytowns from Soweto to the Cape
Flats; police and private security use bullets and tear gas to force people
from their homes; and, last month, the suspicious murder of Emily Nengolo, a
61-year-old activist fighting water privatisation. Instead of devoting their
energy to securing food, jobs and land, social movements around the world are
being forced to spend their time fighting the low-level war against their own

The great irony is that these movements are actually waging the real war on
terrorism -- not with law and order but by providing alternatives to the
fundamentalist tendencies that exist wherever there is true desperation. They
are developing tactics that allow some of the most marginal people on earth to
meet their own needs without using terror -- by blockading roads, squatting in
buildings, occupying land and resisting displacement. 

February 15 was more than a demonstration -- it was a promise to build a truly
international antiwar movement. If that is going to happen, North Americans and
Europeans will have to confront the war on all its fronts: to oppose an attack
on Iraq and reject the branding of social movements as terrorist. The use of
force to control Iraq's resources is only an extreme version of the force used
to keep markets open and debt payments flowing in countries like Argentina and
South Africa. And in places where daily life is like war, the people who are
militantly confronting this brutality are the peace activists. 

We all want peace. But let's remember, it won't come without a fight. 

Lachlan Brown

T+VM: +1 416 666 1452
eFax: +1 435 603 2156

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