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V2_East / Syndicate Newsletter 96/03

V2_East / Syndicate Newsletter 96/03

- Introduction
- General info about the Syndicate list
- Dates of upcoming events
- Documentation Meeting
- Institutions
- Subscription

* Introduction *

This is the third Syndicate Newsletter. It contains some abridged versions
of information that has been posted via the list before, and some new
stuff. Please, continue using the list <> for posting info
that is of interest to the media art community in East and West Europe. The
V2_EAST WEBSITE <> is slowly growing now, and we
would like to invite the submission of links, descriptions of your work,
projects and institutions. The DOCUMENTATION MEETING in Rotterdam in
September which was first announced a couple of weeks ago is featured again
here. The first responses have been very positive and it would be great if
you could also send us references to archives, ideas for the themes to be
covered by the meeting, and contacts to people who have archival material
about media art in Eastern Europe. The benefits of the inventory of such
materials which we want to create and make available online are obvious.

Best wishes, and see you soon,
Andreas Broeckmann (V2_East)

* General info about the Syndicate list *

<> is the address of a mailing list which is dedicated to
an exchange of information and ideas relating to the situation and future
development of electronic and media art in Eastern Europe. The list members
include artists, curators, networkers, writers, festival organisers, etc.,
from East as well as West European countries and beyond, who, through the
'Syndicate', are trying to improve the communication and cooperation
between artists and organisations in East and West. The list was first
installed following the initial meeting of the V2_East initiative at
V2_Organisation in Rotterdam on January 21, 1996, at the end of the second
Next 5 Minutes conference.

* Dates of (some) upcoming events (info below/in Newsletter 96/..)*

- April 1996 (24-27) Ars Digitalis, Berlin/D
- April 1996 (26-30) World Wide Video Festival, Den Haag/NL (96/02)
- May 1996 (2-5) WRO96, Wroclaw/PL (96/02)
- June 1996 (6-9) 5Cyberconf, Madrid/ES
- September 1996 (2-7) Ars Electronica Festival, Linz/AT (96/02)
- September 1996 (4-8) Film-Video-Forum/Passagen, Freiburg/DE (96/02)
- September 1996 (5-9) Cluster Images, Werkleitz/DE (96/02)
- September 1996 (11-15) European Media Art Festival, Osnabrueck/DE (96/02)
- September 1996 (16-20) Inter-Society of Electronic Arts, 7th Conf.,
Rotterdam/NL (96/02)
- September 1996 (17-22) Dutch Electronic Art Festival, Rotterdam/NL (96/02)
(incl. V2_East/Syndicate Archive and Documentation Meeting)
- October 1996 (11-13) Metaforum 3, Budapest/HU
- October 1996 (15-25) Ars Digitalis, Berlin/D
- February 1997 (10-14) WSCG'97, Plzen/CZ (96/02)
- April-May 1997 WRO 97, Wroclaw/PL (96/02)
- June 1997 - Medienbiennale, Leipzig/DE (96/02)

*Ars Digitalis - Telematisches Gestalten im Informationszeitalter
Hochschule der Kuenste Berlin, 24. - 27. April 1996

Themes will include: the future of images; art on the net or net art;
digital seducers - interaction between art and marketing; goldrush in
cyberspace - the Internet as a platform and as resource; excesses and myths
of cyberspace. Invited are artists, entrepreneurs and politicians to talk
about new media and give an insight into the 'local creative resources for
the development of foundations and applications of a digitally based media
(final programme from Frau Richter, Tel: +49-30-3185-2459 Fax:3185-2758)

contact and information:
Oliver Schwarz
Tel:  030 - 856 000 60
Fax: 030 - 856 000 62

* "ART-Science-ATR"
International Symposium on Art and Science
ATR, Japan 13 & 14 May 1996

ATR Advanced Telecommunications Research Laboratories and the newly created
MIC Media Integration & Communications Research Laboratories are hosting an
international symposium dedicated to the relationship between Art, Science
and Technology. MIC Media Integration & Communications Research
Laboratories are pioneering the combination of art & science in Japan,
being probably one of the first Japanese institution creating and enforcing
this link.

Invited Speakers: Prof. Itsuo Sakane, J, Prof. Donna Cox, USA, Prof. Dan
Sandin, USA, Prof. Hiroshi Ishii, USA, Prof. Demetri Terzopoulos CDN, Prof.
Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz, CDN, Prof. Machiko Kusahara, J, Prof. Erkki
Huhtamo, FI, Prof. Peter Weibel, D, Philippe Queau, F, Prof. Akira Asada or
Prof. Toshiharu Ito, J, Paul Haeberli, USA, Michael Naimark, USA, Peter
Richards, USA, Prof. Jeffrey Shaw, D.

Complete program, titles and abstracts:
Free attendance ! Organised by Christa Sommerer, Laurent Mignonneau,
Researcher & Artist at ATR MIC Labs, <>,

contact and information:
Ms. Kana Itoh & Ms. Miho Nishimura
ATR Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International
2-2 Hikaridai, Seika-cho, Soraku-gun,
Kyoto 619-02, Japan
Tel: 81-77495-1402, Fax: 81-77495-1408

* 5CYBERCONFerence
June 6-9, 1996, Madrid, Spain
Keynote Speakers: Carolina Cruz Neira (Spain), Manuel de Landa
(Mexico-USA), Antoni Muntadas (Spain-USA), Warren Robinett (USA), Avital
Ronell (USA), Florian Roetzer (Germany), Allucquere Rosanne Stone (USA)
Further speakers include: Will Bauer (Canada), Jose A. Braganca de Miranda
(Portugal), Erik Davis (USA), Timothy Druckrey (USA), Jerry Aline Flieger
(USA), Heidi Gilpin (USA), Perry Hoberman (USA), Erik Hobijn & Andreas
Broeckmann (Holland / Germany), Sergi Jorda (Spain), Knowbotic Research
(Austria / Germany), Geert Lovink & Pit Schultz (Holland / Germany),
William R. Macauley (UK), Brian Massumi (Australia), Sally Jane Norman (New
Zealand / France), Olu Oguibe (Nigeria), Mark D. Pesce (USA), Thecla
Schiphorst (Canada), Ravi Sundaram (India)
Special Events:
- Performance by Guillermo Gomez-Pena. (Mexico-USA)
- Presentation of the Telespacios project by Joan Costa. (Spain)
- Private screening of David Cronenberg's new movie "Crash" based
on the novel by J.G. Ballard. (To be Confirmed).

For further information on the selection process, committee members,
statistical data and other 5CYBERCONF updates:
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Chair
Susie Ramsay, Coordinator
Allucquere Rosanne Stone, Goddess of Cyberspace
Tel. (341) 542-9380 Fax (341) 521-0041

* International Meeting on the Documentation of Media Art in Central,
Eastern and South Eastern Europe
Due to coincide with DEAF/ISEA 96 in Rotterdam, 16 - 22 September 1996
(exact date of the meeting is yet to be fixed)

Theme and objective

V2_East, the initiative of V2_Organisation Rotterdam that is directed at
developing and improving cooperation between media art institutions in East
and West Europe, is planning a meeting about archives and the documentation
of media art in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe.

The meeting wants to make a first step in the direction of mapping the
historical material available in different places. It will bring together
an international group of researchers, curators, artists and archivists who
will exchange information about existing archives and documentation
sources, about storage media and about the functionality of archives.

The objective of the meeting will be to draw up an inventory of such
sources, and to discuss ways of making the existing material more easily
accessible. We want to create a publication (on floppy disk) and an online
data base (on the World Wide Web) which will contain the information
currently available, and which can be extended in the future.

The meeting will consist of two half-day sessions:

(1) Public session with presentations about the history, documentation, and
archival situation relating to media art in Central, Eastern and South
Eastern Europe. This session will aim to provide an overview over the
development of media art in the past 25 years, it will outline the themes
covered by existing research, and will try to pinpoint areas which deserve
the attention of art and media historians. The session will provide
researchers with an historical framework, and will serve to offer an
interested public with a rare opportunity to get insights into this largely
unknown field of European art.

(2) Specialised workshop session in which researchers, curators and
archivists will talk and exchange information about the bibliography,
collections, archives, data bases, etc., relating to media art in Central,
Eastern and South Eastern Europe. The workshop will seek to draw up an
inventory of existing sources and will tackle problems of access,
publication, and the compatibility of different research tools.

Call for contributions

In order for the meeting to be successful, we should in a joint effort use
the coming six months to begin collecting the information which many of us
have and which can form the basis of our discussions in September. As much
of this information as possible will be made available prior to the

We therefore request the submission of information relating to:
- existing published and online information sources;
- contributions to a complete and commented bibliography of media art in
Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe;
- archive contacts and information;
- names and addresses of researchers and institutions we should get in
touch with.

We also invite the submission of proposals for contributions to the
September meeting and suggestions for the themes that the meeting should
cover. As indicated above, these should especially relate to the history
and historiography of media art in different parts of Central, Eastern and
South Eastern Europe, to particular traditions, and to the general problems
of documentation in the field.

If you need an official letter of invitation to be able to apply for travel
grants and visa, please, get in touch with us.

For suggestions and further information, please contact:
Inke Arns <>
Andreas Broeckmann <>

*ISEA Rotterdam
16 - 20 September 1996
Information about this major event can be found on the WWW at:
<> and <>

* "SPATIA NOVA" (NEW SPACE) St. Petersburg Biennale
3.10 96- 10.10.96
Includes the international programme PHOTOPAGE-representation of new trends
in photography. "We would like to invite traditional and digital
photographers and artist using photo-based art."
Organizers of Biennale: "Art Collegium" agency
Curator of PHOTOPAGE- Dimitriy Pilikine
PHOTOIMAGE-St.Petersburg collection of photoimages
Russia, St. Petersburg, Pushkinskaya 10,2
FAX: 812/ 164-52-07

*Ars Digitalis - Telematisches Gestalten im Informationszeitalter
Hochschule der Kuenste Berlin, 15.-25. Oktober 1996
Exhibition, projection of partner WWW projects on the outside of the
building, 24-hour Online-Bar, symposium with international participants,
presentation of the prize in the Internet design competition, 'The
telematic gaze', for forms of telematic communication and cooperation.
Total prize sum is 50.000 DM. "The organisers want to highlight the design
and creative potentials of future forms of communication, education and
contact and information:
Oliver Schwarz
Tel:  030 - 856 000 60
Fax: 030 - 856 000 62

*Metaforum III: under construction (the first hungarian content festival)
11 - 13 October 1996, Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts
The goal of the MetaForum III conference is to examine the growing
importance of multimedia tools, particularly visual, audio and live
transmission, in the immediate evolution of the web.
Organized by MRF in collaboration with Budapest Autumn festival and the
Intermedia Department of the Hungarian Fine Art Academy, will be held at
the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts.
Contact: Diana McCarty (, Janos Sugar
(, Geert Lovink (

* Institutions *

*Electronic Information Center for the Arts, Bulgaria

The Balkan Arts Foundation is working on a project for establishing the
first Electronic Information Center for the Arts in Bulgaria. Our aim is to
collect, analyze and disseminate information about culture and artistic
events all around the world, especially in Europe.
"I would like to ask you where on the Internet can we obtain information
concerning visual and performing arts, as well as non-profit events. Do you
know websites,  newsgroups and/or E-mail addresses of organizations which
collect and distribute information in the field of culture, arts and
non-profit activities (conferences, festivals, seminars, etc.). I'll be
grateful if you could forward to me such information as soon as possible."
Lidia Varbanova, President
Balkan Arts Foundation, Sofia
e-mail <>

* Elektra, Oslo/Norway
Since the beginning of March, Oslo has been hosting the Elektra exhibition
which includes a number of installations by media artists like David Blair,
Ulrike Gabriel, Perry Hoberman, Knowbotic Research, Bill Seaman, Stacey
Spiegel, Stahl Stenslie, and others. Information is available on the WWW
at: <>

* Call for Updated Educational Directory Information

The SIGGRAPH Education Directory is constantly being updated. We have many
fine institutions and programs listed, but are still missing many computer
graphics educational programs. The SIGGRAPH Education Directory is
accessible through the ACM SIGGRAPH Web server (URL:
The SIGGRAPH Education Directory is an incredible resource for students
looking for schools, educators wanting to connect with other educators, and
professionals wanting to broaden their skills. Each institution listed will
have links to their own Web page, if available, and include the school or
program's logo, if you supply it to us. Please remember to send a color
copy of your logo so we can include it on your page. Electronic versions of
this form may be obtained via ftp from
<>. You must use must use
anonymous as the name and no password. You may also ftp school logos to the
above ftp site. For an email copy of the survey and electronic submission
of logos contact: <>.

* Subscription *

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For more information about the Syndicate, please, contact <>
(Andreas Broeckmann).

*Please, send information that you feel should appear in the next edition
of this newsletter (deadline: 26 April 96) to: <>.

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