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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

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 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:

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
- 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:
Television spots: Radio Television Slovenia, emission Toktok and Made in

CATALOGUE: Introductory texts by: Lilijana Stepancic, Vanesa Cvahte, Melita
Zajc, Thomas Korschil
The whole catalogue is also available at:

* 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
Final deadline:  January 20, 1997 (you can send more than one).

For additional information,  contact:
Angus Farquhar, NVA Organization
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
tel: +44 (0)151 709 2663
fax: +44 (0)151 707 2150
e-mail: (LEAF)

* WRO 97, Wroclaw/PL
30 April-4 May 1997

P.O. Box 1385
54-137 Wroclaw 16
tel/fax: 48 71 448369

* 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.

* Documenta X
21 June - 29 September 1997, Kassel, Germany.

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: 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

* 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 <>
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. <> 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
<> with the following text in the body of the
message: 'subscribe [email-address]'
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: 28 January 97) to: