|asa on Thu, 7 Nov 1996 14:11:50 +0100|
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|festival in Riga, 22-24 November|
new media festival/conference [ART + COMMUNICATION] 22-23 November, 1996. Riga + OPENING OF THE ELECTRONIC ART AND MEDIA CENTER "e-l@b" Preliminary festival program: FRIDAY, 22 November Day program CONFERENCE /1 DAY/ Location: Latvian Academy of Arts Conference organized by Rasa Smite (Riga, "e-L@b") 12.00 - 15.00 INFORMATION SOCIETY => COMMUNICATION and DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION => FIXED REALITY > the space we are living in is endless flow of information >crossing our consciousness it becomes an fixed reality >which information is preferred to be fixed in our society and from >what/whom depends the development of the information-society COMMUNICATION => INTERACTION >we are connected: with our past and future = that is our present >open mind /feel and love/: eternal creativity, possibility for self- & >environment- awareness >do we need old experience /endless comparing future=past=present/ to >create new space for new community CYBER-SPACE = NEW MEDIA >to >develop individuality - creativity - new level of communication >or >new space to restructure the old system: new media => new market place PRESENTATIONS: *Eric Kluitenberg (Groningen (The Netherlands); SCAN) "The Rear-View Mirror of Ubiquity - An Assessment at the Dawn of the Information Age" *Ando Keskyla (Tallin, e-media center) "Cyber City Tallin" *Diana McCarty (Budapest) *Kaspars Vanags (Riga) "The influence of sub-, pop-, techno-, rave- cultures in art" *Pit Schultz (Berlin) 15.30 - 19.00 ART => SYSTEM ... ART => CREATIVITY NET ART. MEDIA ART. ART >art = self-expression => /creative/ process >or >art = professional occupation => /end-of-process/ commodity PRESENTATIONS: *Heath Bunting (London) *Inga Steimane (Riga) "Media art situation in Latvia" *Olia Lialina (Moskow) "Netfilm" *Rachel Baker (London) & Alexei Shulgin (Moskow, WWW art center) presentation/Interview DISCUSSION: Definition of Art >Is there space in new media for developing art->creative process? 12.00 - 19.00 Archive show: video and CD-ROM show in the Art Academy hall. Hi-tech art, performances, video art, independent film festival and media art festival documentation, media art exhibitions and events in Latvia, East, West Europe, etc., Night program pl. 19.00 OFFICIAL OPENING OF ELECTRONIC AND ARTS CENTER "e-l@b" 11.Novembra Krastmala 35, # 94. # Presentation/screening of the on-line Internet project "Refresh" #3 Alexei Shulgin (Moskow), Vuk Coshich (Ljubljana), Andreas Broeckmann (Rotterdam), Amsterdam, Berlin, Skopje, etc. + Riga (page consists from one loop - pages made by Janis Garancs, Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits, Gints Gabrans, Arvids Alksnis, Toms Vitins) SATURDAY, 23 November CONFERENCE /2 DAY/ Location: Performance and art club "Secret Experiment" 14.00 - 17.00 " ART & TECHNOLOGY" >Interactive & high-tech art, body-machine, etc. artist's attempts to work >with progressive technologies: >step closer to self-discovering? >high-technologies - new artistic tool? >how accessible can be progressive technologies PRESENTATIONS: *Inga Steimane (Riga) "Videofinal" /Secret Experiment/ *Eric Kluitenberg (Groningen) "The Dream of Immateriality and the Data Body" *Artis Dzerve (Riga) Video-show: "Stelarc's performance", interactive art (Monika Fleischmann & Wolfgang Strauss) *Janis Garancs (Riga) *Raitis Smits (Riga) DISCUSSION: Individual in Techno-Age Does progressive technologies & information help people to self-express, self-understand and self-develop themselves better? 18.00 AMBIENT MUSIC CONCERT Location: performance and arts nightclub "Secret Experiment" (Ugis Vitins, Toms Vitins and others) #Festival/conference is organized by E-L@B: Rasa Smite (conference), Raitis Smits & Janis Garancs (homepage, Refresh) Alise Tifentale (press), Inguna Audere (manager) #Festival/conference is supported by: Latvian Ministry of Culture, Soros Contemporary Art Center Riga, British Council in Riga, Goethe Institut - Riga, Latvian Academy of Arts, Internet service "PARKS", Latvian Artists Union, Visual Presentation Facilities, club Secret Experiment PARALLEL MEDIA ART EVENTS IN RIGA: 22 - 24 November. 12.00 - 14.00 French - Baltic videoart festival in Riga Cinema "Andaluzijas suns" 23 November. 20.00 opening of Electronic CafÃ© (Multimedia center & Internet service Parks), CafÃ© "Andaluzijas suns"