Andreas Broeckmann on Thu, 29 Aug 1996 13:31:48 +0100

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V2_East Meeting - Programm

Programme V2_East Meeting - DEAF96 - 18 & 20 September 1996
Rotterdam, Theater Lantaren/Venster, Gouvernestraat 133

"The Electronic Alternative" - Media Art in Eastern Europe
Wednesday 18 September 13.00 - 17.00 hrs, Lantaren 1 (presentations with

Marina Grzinic (Ljubljana): The Media Art Situation in Slovenia and the
Territory of ex-Yugoslavia or For a Theory of a Possible Specific Critical
and Social Discourse Towards the New Media in Eastern Europe
Marina Grzinic is a video artist, free-lance critic and curator who has
been working with video since 1982. She will present an outline of a
specific history of the new media technology and esthetics in the territory
of ex-Yugoslavia since the 1970s and an exposition of the hypothesis that
Eastern Europe with its totalitarian legacy is characterized by a critical
political approach to the media that is specific or better to say different
from the Western tradition.

Martin Sperka (Bratislava): Some Notes on the Pioneers of Computer (Aided)
Art - Seventies in Slovakia
Martin Sperka is a media artist and theorist and lecturer at the Department
of Visual Media of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. An
overview of events and people in computer graphics and animation in
Slovakia since its beginning until the year 1989.

Tapio Makela (Helsinki): Technology / Avant-garde
Tapio Makela is a media art curator, director of the MUU Media Festival and
was a co-organiser of the ISEA 94 conference in Helsinki. Makela's
presentation will deal with international collaborative projects and with
some general problems relating to the historicisation of media art.

Irina Aktuganova (St. Petersburg): Media Art in St. Petersburg
Irina Aktuganova is the main curator of the independent Gallery 21, an
exhibition and performance space for media art in St. Petersburg. She will
give an illustrated overview on media art in St.Petersburg during last 10
years and will inform about attempts to create a systematic video archive
and database on the Internet.

Melentie Pandilovski (Skopje): Electronic Visual Arts in Macedonia
Melentie Pandilovski is a media art curator and assistant director of the
Soros Center for Contemporary Arts in Skopje. His presentation will deal
with the history and development of electronic visual arts in Macedonia
starting in the 80s until today.

Ando Keskkyla (Tallinn): Media Art in Estonia
Ando Keskkyla is a video and media artist, a curator and teacher and
founding Rector and Head of E-Media Centre Tallinn. He will give a
presentation about the development of media art in Estonia and about the
new project of creating a digital city for Tallinn.

Ryszard W. Kluszczynski (Lodz/Warsaw): An Introduction to Media Art in Poland
Ryszard Kluszczynski is a media art scholar, critic and curator who teaches
at the Film and Media Department of the University of Lodz and as a curator
for media art at the Ujazdovski Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw. In his
lecture he will describe the development of media art in Poland, from
experimental cinema, through video art, up to interactive, multimedia works
and projects nowadays.

Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits, Valdis Poikans (Riga): The Situation of Media Art
in Latvia
Valdis Poikans is a media art curator currently involved in extending the
scope of the Multimedia Center in Riga. Rasa Smite is a media artist and
the director of the newly founded E - L@b in Riga, mostly working together
with Raitis Smits. Poikans will talk about and show examples from the work
done by the Multimedia Center and will discuss these in the framework of
the history of Latvian media activities. Smite and Smits will speak about
the situation of media art in Latvia and about the opportunities for young
artists and new initiatives to establish themselves.

Discussion: "The Electronic Alternative", with Janos Sugar (Budapest),
Alexej Shulgin (Moscow), and the participants.
Janos Sugar is a media artist, writer and curator, member of the Media
Research Foundation and lecturer at the Intermedia Department of the
Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts. Alexei Shulgin is an independent artist and
curator, founder of Moscow WWWArt Centre.

V2_East Meeting on Archives and Documentation
Friday 20 September 1996, 12.00 - 16.00 hrs, Venster 2 (short presentations
with discussion)

Nina Czegledy (Toronto/Budapest): Mediaworks Resource / Archival Database Model
Nina Czegledy is an independent videomaker, researcher and curator who has
published widely about media art in Eastern Europe and who organises
cultural exchange programmes between North America and Europe. She will
report about the experiences of Canadian institutions with archiving,
restoring and preserving media art documents.

Miklos Peternak (Budapest): Media archaeology - sources, definitions and
possible new research methods
Miklos Peternak is a writer, lecturer and film/video artist and Chair of
the Intermedia Department at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts. He will
report about his own research about the history of media art in Central and
Eastern Europe.

Laszlo Toelgyes (Budapest): The Artpool Archives, Budapest
Laszlo Toelgyes is in charge of the new applications of electronic media in
art at the Artpool Archives in Budapest. Together with Agnes Ivacs he is
editing the non-profit cultural journal "Gondolat-Jel". Artpool is a unique
institution, offering a collection of documents relating to the Hungarian
avant-gerde art movements of the 70s and 80s, as well as sources on the new
international art trends of the past 30 years.

Barbara Borcic (Ljubljana): A Comprehensive Video Catalogue-in-Process
Barbara Borcic is an art critic and curator, presently working at the Soros
Center for Contemporary Arts in Ljubljana. Together with others she is
currently editing a video catalogue, a project she will present as an
example for documenting and making available historical material in the
field of media art.

Iliyana Nedkova (Sofia): Multimedia Information System for Contemporary
Bulgarian Arts
Iliyana Nedkova is Assistant Visual Arts Cordinator at the SCCA Sofia. To
her presentation of the MIS she will add some reflections on the emerging
electronic arts in Bulgaria.

Jennifer de Felice (Brno): The Video-Multimedia-Performance Atelier Brno
Jennifer de Felice is an active documentary maker and Archivist of the VMP
Atelier at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Technical University of Brno about
which she will give a presentation.

Chris Hill (Buffalo): Surveying the First Decade: Video Art & Alternative
Media in the U.S. (1968 - 80)
For the last 11 years Chris Hill was curator at the Hallwalls Contemporary
Art Center, Buffalo. Recently she has curated and edited "Surveying the
First Decade...", 8 curated videotape programs (17 hours) accompanied by
"Texts and Resources" (approx. 375 pages), in collaboration with the Video
Data Bank (Chicago), a project about which she will be reporting.

Olia Lialina (Moscow): CINE FANTOM. New life on line.
Olia Lialina is an experimental film and video critic and curator, and
director of the non-commercial partnership CINE FANTOM (experimental film
and video screenings, archives of Russian Parallel Cinema and databases).
She will be talking about the opportunities and problems of putting
time-based arts online.

Vuk Cosic (Ljubljana): SCCA Internet Portfolio - documentation & education
Vuk Cosic is an artist and a curator, working and living in Ljubljana.
Together with Barbara Borcic and Lilijana Stepancic (both of SCCA
Ljubljana) he is currently organising the SCCA Internet Portfolio program
which helps and educats artists in using the World Wide Web for documenting
and extending their work.

Suzana Milevska (Skopje): Documenting the Aura
Suzana Milevska is an art historian and curator mainly working in
Macedonia. She will offer some reflexions on the need and the change of the
ways of documentation within the contemporary art field, especially
regarding the problems of selection, evaluation and the different speed of
the means of technological development in East and West.

Discussion about archives and documentation sources, access and the
compatability of data bases, etc.

Information: Andreas Broeckmann, V2_Organisation, tel.+31-10-4046427,
fax-4128562, <>