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V2_East / Syndicate Newsletter 96/05 - Introduction - Dates of upcoming events - Updates (Refresh) - General info about the Syndicate list - Subscription * Introduction * Dear Syndicalists, I wasn't sure whether there was actually much to put into this newsletter, but going through the postings of the last two months it turns out that there are quite a number of interesting events coming up, and the list below is maybe also an encouragement for people to send to the list information about their own planned programmes. The things that we talked about during the V2_East/Syndicate Meeting in September are summarised in a report that can be found on the Web at <http://www.v2.nl/east/archive/report9609.html>. I can also send it to people who have no web access. It seems that there are a lot of individual initiatives that have come out of that meeting, which is proof of the importance of actually getting together in person, talking and having fun together. There have been two or three suggestions for V2_East/Syndicate meetings next 1997, nothing certain, though, and I would like to ask those people who are thinking about organising something to get the info out early so that we can make joint efforts at raising money and bringing as many of us together as possible. Please, continue using the list <email@example.com> for posting info that is of interest to the media art community in East and West Europe. And once again: Some of you have promised info about their institutions and activities, and I would like to encourage you to write a few sentences - there are a lot of curious people in this growing network who might be future partners for your projects. Also, I would like to ask you all to pass information that might be interesting for people who don't have e-mail on to those people. Wealth in information comes from exchanging it freely. Best wishes, and see you soon, Andreas Broeckmann (V2_East) PS: To those who save these newsletters - apologies for the fact that I'm using '96/10' for the second time; the newsletter I sent out at the end of September should have been called '96/09'. * Dates of (some) upcoming events* (info below or in Newsletter 96/..) - 18 Oct. 1996 - 30 Sept. 1997: exhibition Dawn of the Magicians, Prague/CZ - 7 - 8 November 1996: Doors of Perception 4 'Speed', Amsterdam/NL - 11 - 22 November 1996: Crossing over Cultures, Sofia/BG - 15 - 17 November 1996: Across Two Cultures: Digital Dreams 4, Newcastle-upon-Tyne/UK - 19 - 23 November 1996 COE conference Culture, Communicatin and New Media, Prague/CZ - 23 - 24 November 1996: Opening festival of the E-L@b, Riga/LV - 28 November 1996 - 19 January 1997: Discord: Sabotage of Reality, Hamburg/D - November 1996 - January 1997: The Human and the Invisible, Barcelona/ES - 28 November - 1 December 1996: Circles of Confusion Film&Video Festival, Berlin/D - 3 - 5 December 1996: Media Arts: Intercultural Hope or Art without a Message? Prague/CZ - 20 - 21 December 1996: Videomedeja, Novi Sad/YU - 29 Jan - 9 Feb 1997: 26th International Film Festival Rotterdam/NL - 10 -14 February 1997: WSCG'97, Plzen/CZ (96/02) - March 1997: Crossing over Cultures II, Sofia/BG - 30 April-4 May 1997: WRO 97, Wroclaw/PL * Dawn of the Magicians, National Gallery in Prague, Oct. 18, 1996 - Sept. 30, 1997 exhibition subtitle: Art, Science, Society at the Turn of the Millennium (From Mediumistic Drawings to Cyberspace) Further information Jana KrÃ¡lÃkovÃ¡ National Gallery in Prague Center for Modern and Contemporary Art DukelskÃ½ch hrdinÃ¹ 47 170 00 Praha 7 Czech Republic tel: (42-2) 2430 1006 fax: (42-2) 371 775 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org * CROSSING OVER CULTURES I, Sofia/BG, 11 - 22 November 1996 The project CROSSING OVER that will be launched in two stages - CROSSING OVER I in November 1996 and CROSSING OVER II in March 1997 may be approached as a Mini-International Festival of New Video Art. Both of the Festival stages share an agenda that comes in three programmes at venues throughout Sofia, Bulgaria. 1] Public Screenings of new video works 2] Public Artist's Talks & Informal Bar Meetings. 3] New Video Art Workshop for 20 emerging artists The project has been initiated at Soros Center for the Arts-Sofia and kindly supported by Cultural Link Program of Open Society Institute, New York as well as by various local collaborative institutions. The workshop master will couple her efforts with the digital technology consultants from the host venue at the Audio-Visual Center, NAFTA to explore the following issues through the Workshop Sessions, scheduled within two weeks - from 11 till 22 November 1996. * General Concepts in Videoart Production * Pre-production Issues (concept, outline, casting, story-board, short-list & Production Choices (including type of camera; sound; lighting) * Choice of Hi-end and Low-end Technology * Post-production Issues (logging, off- and on-line editing; digital and special effects; narration) * Production Proposals from Workshop participants and feasibility studies CROSSING OVER I Public Screenings and Talks CROSSING OVER I will provide a cross-section of a wide range of artists within video through its screenings and talks. The invited lecturers who include Nina Czegledy, Marina Grzinic, Tapio Makela, Susanna Paasonen and Ryszard Kluszczynski have curated a package of video works for the Screenings and right afterwards will elaborate on the new video art practices during the Talks at the host venue - the American Center, USIA-Sofia. The CROSSING OVER I Screenings and Talks are scheduled within 6 nights from 8 till 19 November 1996. Iliyana NEDKOVA Information and Documentation Officer Soros Center for the Arts 16 A, P.Evtimii Blvd. Sofia 1000, Bulgaria tel/fax: 00359 2 980 28 61; 89 89 94 e-mail: email@example.com (in times of troubled connection: <firstname.lastname@example.org>) * Across Two Cultures: Digital Dreams 4, Newcastle-upon-Tyne/UK, 15 - 17 November 1996 Across 2 Cultures: Digital Dreams 4 is a 3 - day event exploring electronic arts in the context of a changing relationship between art and science. Taking place in a number of different venues in the Tyneside area, the conference will have a backdrop which reflects the shift from mechanical to electronic culture. For registration and further information contact: Across Two Cultures: Digital Dreams 4 PO Box 344 Newcastle Upon Tyne NE 99 1FZ/England Tel/Fax: (44) (0) 191 226 0093 email: email@example.com web: http://www.visartuk.org.uk/dd4/ * Culture, Communicatin and New Media, Prague/CZ, 19 - 23 November 1996 Conference of the Council of Europe about the role of new media in contemporary society. (info forthcoming, I hope) * 23 - 24 November 1996: Opening festival of the E-L@b, Riga/LV The official opening of the new E-L@b in Riga will be celebrated with a small festival. Further information: Rasa Smite <firstname.lastname@example.org> * DISCORD. SABOTAGE OF REALITIES, Hamburg/D, 28 November 1996 - 19 January 1997 discord. sabotage of realities is being organized within the framework of the Week of Visual Arts in Hamburg. It will be shown in the Kunstverein and the Kunsthaus of this city from the 29th of November, 1996 to the 19th of January, 1997. The title is theme and strategy of an exhibition and action art project that intends to bring together a wide variety of different artistic positions of the Nineties. Artists include: *Heath Bunting, "o.T." (mail art) *Antonio Muntadas, "The File Room" (installation, internet project) *Frank Riepe, "Invisible Embassy of Seborga" (installation / office, internet project) *Bea de Visser, "Blink" (video installation) *Jayce Salloum, "Kan ya ma Kan" (video installation) *Hans-Peter Scharlach, "This Land" (video installation) *Lynn Hershman, "America's Finest" (computergenerated, interactive Installation) *Frantisek Skala, "Sark" (photography) *Yukinori Yanagi, "Wandering Position" (installation / work in progress) *Wang Yigang, "Chinese Rules" (painting / interactive installation) *Gary Carsley, "Ministry of Public Works" (installation / office) *Peder Iblher / tunguska index, "The 'Visitor' Enterprise" (slide projection) *Irwin / NSK, "NSK Passport Office Hamburg - Irwin Live" (installation / office) *Markus Kaech, "Institut fuer mediale Krankheiten / Erste-Hilfe Raum" (installation) *Inga Svala Thorsdottir / Shan Zhuan Wu, "Second Hand Water" (installation / consumer project) and projects by Artworld Anonymous (Budapest / H); Joshua Decter (New York / USA); Grupo Universidad de Antioqua (Kolumbien); Oleg Kulik & Mila Bredikhina (Moskau / R); Pit Schultz (Berlin / D), Oleg Soldatov (Taschkent Stadt / Usbekistan); Janos Sugar (Budapest / H); Zhuang Hui (Bejing / VR China), and many others Locations: Kunstverein and Kunsthaus Hamburg, Klosterwall 23, 20095 Hamburg. Further Information: un-frieden. sabotage von wirklichkeiten / discord. sabotage of realities, Ute Vorkoeper / Inke Arns Rutschbahn 37, D-20146 Hamburg, Tel/Fax: ++49-40-4104937 e-mail: email@example.com, <http://www.icf.de/discord> * The Human and the Invisible, Barcelona November 1996 - January 1997 International exhibition on the Internet about the themes of " The Invisible" and "Strategies for the Digital Conquest: Between Apology, Euphoria and Despotism". "The purpose of this exhibition is to analuse and open up a debate on these topics, as well as to consciously use the medium in order to critically reflect on the telematic medium itself." Further info: Claudia Gianetti ACC L'Angelot Correu Vell 10, bxs 3 08002 Barcelona, Spain tel/fax +34-3-3450525 URL: http://www.connect-arte.com (go to WWeb Art) * CIRCLES OF CONFUSION - 2. WORLD WIDE FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL Berlin/D, November 28 - December 1, 1996 Independent and from the underground, wild, unvonventional, innovative, critical, poetic and in the first place outside the mainstream - those films we are looking for, those filmmakers we want to present to an interested and expert audience. This year's festival will also go beyond showing films already produced. Indeed, we have encouraged the production of film, by proposing that interested artists create a five-minute-or-less interpretation of the festival's name CIRCLES OF CONFUSION, in any genre - on Super 8, 16mm, 35mm or video. Deadline: November 1, 1996. These films will be screened during the festival as ADDED CONFUSIONS. Locations: ROTER & GRÃ?NER SALON in the VOLKSBÃ?HNE and in the FILMKUNSTHAUS BABYLON on Rosa-Luxenburg-Platz in Berlin-Mitte CONTACT: Cordula Sandow & Melissa Perales Heinrich-Roller Strasse 25, 1O4O5 Berlin, Germany Telefon + Fax (++ 49 3O) 442 5237 e-mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Media Arts: Intercultural Hope or Art without a Message? Goethe Institute, Prague 3rd - 5th December 1996 The sixth symposium in a series of annual international interdisciplinary meetings devoted to the legacy of VilÃ©m Flusser. In media art the actual medium of a work of art becomes more important due to the process of communication with a recipient / user. Therefore it seems strange that the notion of communication implied by this kind of art has not been thoroughly examined yet. The act of communication is dependent on the culture within which it takes place. How come, that media art can be transferred from one culture to another one without losing its message? Should there not be some communication failures or at least minor shifts in meaning? If not, we may suspect media art of: 1. being a kind of metaculture that can easily cover other cultures. If so, it cannot be neutral towards cultural values. Media art would necessarily imply that kind of thinking which is West-orientated and linear, masculine etc. 2. having no message at all. We have just not noticed it yet. This symposium should serve as a kind of introduction into the phenomenon of media art. It is open to everyone interested. We hope that discussions will prevail over lectures. We would like to discuss questions that will probably be raised by the conference "Culture, Communicatin and New Media" (November 19 - 23, 1996). On the 4th December, Mrs. Edith FlusserovÃ¡ along with PhDr. Milena SlavickÃ¡ will present the first Czech anthology of VilÃ©m FlusserÂ´s essays on art. Languages spoken at the conference are Czech, English and German. Simultaneous interpreting provided. Admission free. In cooperation with Michael Bielicky, professor of Academy of Visual Arts - Prague, and Soros Center for Contemporary Arts - Prague. For more information: Goethe Institute-Prague: Mr.Andreas Stroehl Masarykovo nabrezi 32 111 21 Prague 1 P.O.BOX 1118 tel: 00/42/2/24 91 57 25 fax: 00/42/2/29 94 21 * First International Video Summit in Novi Sad "VIDEOMEDEJA" December 20th and 21st 1996 Women's creativity has already been activated in fine arts - new media. This fact inspires the creation of an annual summit of women artists engaged in video and performance. The first international video summit VIDEOMEDEJA will be held in Novi Sad on December 20th and 21st 1996, as a part of the women's initiative network MULTIMEDEJA. The summit is dedicated to presenting works done by women from Eastern Europe. Eastern Europe is an area interesting both from the sociological and artistic point of view. The experience of women from this region determines their poetics as well as the need for the exchange of artistic experiences. The thematic span of the first VIDEOMEDEJA is a representation of personal female eroticisms through an artistic dialogue with their own possibilities and through the dispute with the other sex's point of view. Therefore, the theme of the video summit is FEMALE NARCISSUS - LIE AND IDENTITY. In addition to the video presentation of the contestants, performances and panel discussions will be held. The video summit awards three equal prizes: the figure of a Sphinx and a plaque. The deadline for sending works is December 1st 1996. All women authors interested in this summit are invited to contact the following address for further information: Marija Gajicki VIDEOMEDEJA APOSTROF ASSOCIATION (women's initiative network MULTIMEDEJA) Jevrejska 4/I YU-21000 Novi Sad Yugoslavia Tel./fax: 381.21/ 621.308 *26th International Film Festival Rotterdam, 29 Jan - 9 Feb 1997 Participation in the festival is open to feature films, creative documentaries, experimental films and shorts. Deadline 1 November 1996 Further info: <http://www.iffrotterdam.nl> Address, entry forms, submissions: International Film Festival Rotterdam PO Box 21696 NL - 3001 AR Rotterdam tel. +31-10-4118080 fax +31-10-4135132 e-mail: email@example.com * WRO 97 MEDIA ART BIENNALE - 6th International Sound Basis Visual Art Festival WRO, established in 1989, is an international biennale of media art which for the sixth time will take place in Wroclaw, Poland from 30th April to 4th May 1997. WRO presents the artistic interpretation of new technologies and the decisions made in art in relation to new experience. WRO is also devoted to exploration of the aesthetic and technical potentials of the visual representation of sound in various fields of media art WRO features: -- International competition for video art and computer animation works in which image and sound equally create an artistic form. Deadline: 1st February, 1997 Apart from the WRO competition we welcome installation projects, lectures, seminars or other activity proposals which should be submitted separately together with a detailed description. Deadline: 1st February, 1997 (but please don't wait till the last minute) Further information, competition regulations, entry forms for the competition can be sent on your request. After the 1st November also available on: http://info.wcss.wroc.pl~wro/prog.html Violetta Kutlubasis-Krajewska -- project director Piotr Krajewski -- artistic director Zbigniew Kupisz -- managing director OPEN STUDIO / WRO P.O. Box 1385 54-137 Wroclaw 16 Poland tel/fax: 48 71 448369 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org http://info.wcss.wroc.pl~wro/prog.html * Update * Refresh - Action: Very Refreshing Indeed #Refresh, the 'Multi-Nodal Web-Surf-Create-Session for an Unspecified Number of Players, was launched in the first days of October '96 and peaked in the first live-session on Oct. 6th, when participants in ca. ten different European countries linked their specially design refresh-webpages into a loop. Each page would refresh to the next after 10 seconds, catapulting the surfer from Moscow <http://sunsite.cs.msu.su/wwwart/fresh.htm> to Skopje, and on to Riga, Berlin and London. Original, low-K designs were produced on the fly, with Vuk Cosic (Ljubljana, 11 pages <http://lois.kud-fp.si/fresh.htm>) and Zone (Amsterdam, 4 pages) leading the pack. An IRC channel served to comment on new designs and to coordinate the inclusion of newly arrived pages. Art critic Heather Bonting (Bathingstoke) writes about Cosic and Choulguine's presentation of the project at Metaforum3 in Budapest: "the refresh project, a loop of underground leftself promotion, was projected, which was very_cyber_indeed? !" The loop can, for instance, be entered at <www.v2.nl/fresh.html>, a page which has a random text-scrambler designed by Pike (Rotterdam). Further Refresh sessions might be imminent - what out, and stay where you are. * General Info * V2_East is an initiative of V2_Organisation Rotterdam, which is aimed at creating a network of people and institutions who are involved with or interested in media art in Eastern Europe and which wants to create an infrastructure that facilitates cooperations between partners in East and West. With its 'Syndicate' mailing list, website <http://www.v2.nl/east> and regular meetings, V2_East is becoming an important tool for fostering ties within the media art community in Europe which makes it increasingly obsolete to think in term of 'East' and 'West', and which will eventually make the V2_East initiative itself redundant. The V2_East/Syndicate is a no-budget network initiative rather than an institution. <syndicate@AEC.at> 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 more than 80 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. During the DEAF96 festival in September, we held a V2_East Meeting in which around 30 people from 12 different countries participated. * Subscription * To subscribe to the syndicate list, please, send a message to <email@example.com> with the following text in the body of the message: 'subscribe [email-address]' For more information about the Syndicate, please, contact <firstname.lastname@example.org> (Andreas Broeckmann). *Please, send information that you feel should appear in the next edition of this newsletter (deadline: 27 November 96) to: <email@example.com>.