Andreas Broeckmann on Thu, 30 Jul 1998 14:05:44 +0100

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Syndicate: DEAF98 info

DEAF98 - The Art of the Accident

Rotterdam/NL, 17 - 29 November 1998

The Dutch Electronic Art Festival is a bi-annual international and
interdisciplinary event that deals with the inter-relations between art,
technology and society. Under the title 'The Art of the Accident', DEAF98
deals with concepts of time and space, and with their significance for the
organisation of real and virtual environments. It does this from the
perspective of the accident, of friction and rupture which are necessary
elements of any technical reality. The festival inquires how complex social
relations, individual actions and new forms of identity, take shape at the
intersection between the technical and social reality.

*Programme Elements

DEAF98 consists of several elements:
- the DEAF98 Exhibition of electronic media art works (main locations V2
and the Netherlands Photo Institute, and several special locations, incl.
the MSR Harbour Simulator)
- the transArchitecture 03 Exhibition (at the Netherlands Architecture
- the DEAF98 Symposium (an international two-day conference with artists,
architects, theorists, sociologists and scientists, on 20/21 November)
- the DEAF98 Publication (an extensive illustrated book about 'The Art of
the Accident')
- presentations, panel discussions and workshops (incl. the premiere
presentation of the first international Nettime publication)
- music and sound art performances (in cooperation with Nighttown)
- Future Moves (a festival devoted to media and dance, coordinated by
Lantaren/Venster, 17-22 November)

DEAF98 is realised in cooperation with several national and international
partner organisations, incl. the Ars Electronica Center, Linz/Austria; the
Zentrum fuer Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe/Germany; and the
Inter-Communication Center, Tokyo/Japan.


Ticket prices for the different programme elements vary. Exact prices are
yet to be fixed. Reservations for the Symposium, presentations and
performances will be advised as soon as the programmes and participants
have been confirmed.

*Further Information

More detailled information about the festival programme will be made public
as soon as possible. You can stay up to date by subscribing to the V2
mailing list through the website, URL: - just follow the
'mailing list' links.

DEAF98, V2_Organisation, e-mail:
Info on Future Moves: Dick Hollander <>

other events taking place in Rotterdam during the DEAF98 weeks include:

- Constant: New Babylon (an exhibition about the utopian designs of the
Dutch artist, at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, opens 21
November; info: <>)

and elsewhere:

- SURRO GATE (an exhibition at the ZKM Institute for Visual Media,
Karlsruhe/Germany, October 30 - December 6, 1998; info:

- AVE Festival (festival of experimental film and video,
Arnhem/Netherlands, November 18 - 22, 1998; info: