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|V2_East/Syndicate Newsletter 96/12|
V2_East / Syndicate Newsletter 96/12 - Introduction - Dates of upcoming events - General info about the Syndicate list - Subscription * Introduction * Dear Syndicalists, re-surfacing after the holidays, this Newsletter is relatively slim and contains mainly some announcements for upcoming events. I know that several people are cooking up things at the moment and I guess that by the end of January we will have fuller diaries and the 'Vorfreude' of 'going to meet soon'. I would particularly like to remind you of the deadlines for three events taking place in April: proposals for 'our' LEAF97 meeting in Liverpool should be in by 10 January, contributions to the Virtual World Orchestra in Glasgow must get there by 20 January, and the deadline for the international WRO97 festival in Wroclaw/Poland (April-May) is 1 February. (Information and contact addresses below.) 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. (Can anybody send a short report about, for instance, the symposium at the Goethe Institut in Prague, and about the video festival in Novi Sad, both in November.) And again, 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. Six weeks on, the struggle of the opposition in Belgrade continues. The government tries its tricks, but every day the streets are full of people who demand for Milosevic to admit defeat in the local elections. It must be difficult to keep up the spirits in weather like this, and over such a long period, which for me is further proof of the degree of respect that this movement deserves. (Check: http://www.xs4all.nl/~opennet) Best wishes for 1997, and see you soon, Andreas Broeckmann (V2_East) * Dates of (some) upcoming events and exhibitions * (info below or in Newsletter 96/..) - 18 Oct. 1996 - 30 Sept. 1997: exh. Dawn of the Magicians, Prague/CZ (96/10b) - 28 November 1996 - 19 January 1997: exh. Discord: Sabotage of Reality, Hamburg/D (96/10b) - 9 - 30 Jan 1997: Media in Media exhibition, Ljubljana/SI - 29 Jan - 9 Feb 1997: 26th International Film Festival Rotterdam/NL (96/10b) - 29 January - 1 February 1997: 'arte en la era electronica', Barcelona/ES (96/11) - 10 -14 February 1997: WSCG'97, Plzen/CZ (96/02) - 13 - 23 February 1997: Berlinale Film Festival, Berlin/D - 19 - 21 February1997: Imagina, Monaco - March 1997: Crossing over Cultures II, Sofia/BG - 24 March - 27 April 1997: Lab (Media Art Exhibition), Warsaw/PL - 4/5/6 April 1997: Virtual World Orchestra, Glasgow/Scotland - 11 April - 18 May 1997: Video Positive 97, Liverpool & Manchester/UK - 30 April-4 May 1997: WRO 97, Wroclaw/PL (96/10b) - (ca.) 27 - 29 May 1997: Videofest, Berlin - 6 June - 6 July, 1997: ARTEC'97, 5th Internal Biennale in Nagoya/JP - 21 June - 29 September 1997: Documenta X, Kassel/D - 27 - 29 June 1997: Interactive Frontiera, Romania (unconfirmed) - 8 -13 September 1997: Ars Electronica Festival, Linz/A - 22 - 27 September, 1997: ISEA 97, Chicago/USA - 24 October 1997: opening Multimediale 5, Karlsruhe/D - 18 - 30 November 1997: DEAF 97, Rotterdam/NL * MEDIA IN MEDIA exhibition, Ljubljana/SI January 9 - 30, 1997 Media in Media is an exhibition project which will present artistic concepts focusing on mass media, their function, psycho-social and ideological effects, and aesthetic qualities: video, ambient installation, photography, avant-garde (experimental) film and the Internet. PARTICIPANTS: Exhibition: Dara Birnbaum, Dragomil Bole, Michael Brodsky, Rosa Brueckl & Gregor Schmoll, Veronika Dreier, Marina Grzinic & Aina Smid, Thomas Korschil, Marko Kovacic, Damijan Kracina, Dalibor Martinis, Hans-Jorg Mayer Peter Weibel. Internet: Vuk Cosic, Peter G. Hoffman. TV: Irwin, Marko Peljhan. Conceived by Vanesa Cvahte, organised by the SCCA Ljubljana. LOCATIONS: Exhibition: Municipal Gallery Ljubljana, January 9 - 30, 1997 Avant-garde films: Slovene Cinematheque, 1st screening Friday, January 10 at 8 p.m.; 2nd screening Thursday, January 30 at 6 p.m. Internet projects: http://www.ljudmila.org/scca/mvm/netbettler/ http://www.ljudmila.org/scca/mvm/~/ Television spots: Radio Television Slovenia, emission Toktok and Made in Slovenia. CATALOGUE: Introductory texts by: Lilijana Stepancic, Vanesa Cvahte, Melita Zajc, Thomas Korschil The whole catalogue is also available at: http://www.ljudmila.org/scca/mvm/ * Virtual World Orchestra, Glasgow/Scotland 4 - 6 April, 1997 The NVA Organization in Scotland will premiere Virtual World Orchestra, an international interactive Internet event in Glasgow, April 4/5/6, 1997. VWO will combine live artists and musicians with on-line participants worldwide. Together, the real and virtual audience will explore texts, sounds and images to suggest how geography affects the way each of us sees the world, informs what we have to say, and influences how we create. NVA invites you to participate by leaving your story on the VWO website: http://www.vwo.mcg.gla.ac.uk/VWO Final deadline: January 20, 1997 (you can send more than one). For additional information, contact: Angus Farquhar, NVA Organization firstname.lastname@example.org 62 Kelvingrove St. Glasgow G3 7SA, Scotland Fax 00 44 141 331 1433 * Liverpool East European Electronic Arts Forum /LEAF/ Sunday, April 13 & Monday, April 14, 1997 organised by: Foundation for Art & Creative Technology (FACT), Liverpool, UK During the Video Positive festival, to be held in Liverpool & Manchester from April 11 - May 18, 1997, members of the Syndicate will be gathering for a meeting with the working theme: 'Virtually Transformed Europe - Recent East European Revolutions in Society, Culture, Technology, Art'. LEAF97 will take as a starting point the ISEA98 broad topic of Revolution and introduce an ISEA context well in advance for ongoing discussions and debates that could be further explored off- and on-line. Moreover LEAF97 would eventually aspire to bring the East European Electronic Arts awareness to ISEA98 agenda. LEAF97 could elaborate on the metaphor of Revolution and reconsider the implication of Revolution and technology from a particular East-European perspective: from the industrial to the technological, from the shifting political and information territories of the last ten years, to the failure of the 'information revolution' to address the great divide between the first and the third world. Thus LEAF 97 will provide an opportunity for artists, writers, scientists, musicians and philosophers to relate to the current crucial re-investigation of the histories and philosophies of both visual and information culture. LEAF 97 is a continuation of the V2_East Meeting initiative which aims to foster the understanding of the process of cultural transformation specific to Eastern Europe and the role of the media art and artists. Deadline for submissions of LEAF papers and proposals to FACT: January 10, 1997 For further information, please contact: Iliyana NEDKOVA, LEAF Coordinator at FACT Foundation for Art & Creative Technology (FACT), Bluecoat Chambers School Lane Liverpool L1 3BX UK tel: +44 (0)151 709 2663 fax: +44 (0)151 707 2150 e-mail: email@example.com (LEAF) * WRO 97, Wroclaw/PL 30 April-4 May 1997 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 * The Fifth International Biennale in Nagoya-ARTEC'97 Notice for the International Open Competition and Exhibition The Council for the Nagoya Biennale will be organizing The Fifth Interna tional Biennale in Nagoya-ARTEC'97 from June 6 through July 6,1997 at the Nagoya City Art Museum and at the Nagoya City Science Museum. This project has been holding an exhibition in the field of art&technology on a world wide scale biannually since 1989. This year, being the fifth exhibition, it will be composed by 3 parts; 'Theme Exhibition' , 'International Open Competition and Exhibition' , and also 'International Symposium' . At the time, we are accepting applications for the International Open Competition and Exhibition. If you are interested in applying for the Fifth International Biennale in Nagoya-ARTEC'97 Open Competition and Exhibition, please take a look at ARTEC home page on the INTERNET. http://www.chunichi.co.jp/artec/ * Documenta X 21 June - 29 September 1997, Kassel, Germany. http://www.documenta.de/ * ISEA 97 - "CONTENT" THE EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ELECTRONIC ART Chicago, 22 - 27 September, 1997 Organized by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in conjunction with the Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts. The ISEA97 web site: http://www.artic.edu/~isea97 contains the most current and complete information on this important international event. Calls for papers and exhibitions, a short schedule, and discussion groups to develop topics for small-group panel sessions to be held during the conference can also be found on the website. The site allows easy registration for ISEA97 with substantial discounts in fees for students and for those registering early. For those without web access, email or contact the below number with your name, address, phone and fax. For further information: Joëlle Rabion ISEA97 Conference Coordinator School of the Art Institute of Chicago Department of Art & Technology 112 S. Michigan Avenue, 4th Floor Chicago, IL 60603 312/345-3571 phone 312/541-8078 fax email: email@example.com URL: http://www.artic.edu/~isea97 * DEAF 97 - 'Machine Aesthetics' 18 - 30 November 1997 Organised by V2_Organisation, Rotterdam/NL * 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> with the following text in the body of the message: 'subscribe [email-address]' For more information about the Syndicate, please, contact <email@example.com> (Andreas Broeckmann). *Please, send information that you feel should appear in the next edition of this newsletter (deadline: 28 January 97) to: firstname.lastname@example.org.