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V2_East / Syndicate Newsletter 98/06 - Introduction - Dates of upcoming events - Updates - General info about the Syndicate list - Subscription * Introduction * Dear friends, apologies for the length of this newsletter, but a lot of announcements have come in recently, and i have heard from several people that they forward the newsletter to others, so that it seems worthwhile to repeat some of the info that comes in through the list in the course of the previous month. for those of you who check those postings regularly, there is some stuff that wasn't posted via the list in the *Updates* at the end of the newsletter, everything else you can skip. Here in rotterdam we are in the middle of the Virtual Revolutions workshop which has brought 11 artists from 7 european countries together. there are lots of small and big discussions going on, and some very nice collaborations emerging. Outside the V2 building, daniel, one of the participants, ran into a bunch of lithuanian artists who are travelling europe and who were looking for V2. they had just parked their car, accidentally met daniel who was on his way to the bakery, and half an hour later, Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas <email@example.com> were subscribed to the Syndicate list. the first network members from lt. Melentie Pandilovski <firstname.lastname@example.org> is starting to prepare the 'Junction' Syndicate meeting which will take place in Skopje/Macedonia on the dates 2 - 4 October, in the framework of the Skopje Electronic Arts Fair '98. if you want to come and join the meeting in skopje, please, get in touch with melentie to arrage invitations etc. Inke Arns <email@example.com> will be editing the second Syndicate Reader that will be produced for that meeting. if you have any texts, reports, or other material lying around that you want to suggest for inclusion in this reader, please, get in touch with inke. the first reader that she produced for the ostranenie97 forum is now completely sold out. the Junction meeting will be *the* Syndicate meeting this year, so it would be nice if as many of us as possible could make it there. if not before, see you in skopje? best wishes, -a * Dates of (some) upcoming events and exhibitions * (check the archive at http://www.v2.nl/mail/v2east for postings about these events) - June - July 1998: Polar Circuit 2, Tornio/Lapland/FI - 1 - 15 July 1998: Crossing Over, Novi Sad/YU - 4 July 1998: Art Servers Unlimited, London/UK - 6 - 11 July 1998: Face2Face, Graz/AT - 8 - ? July 1998: 4th Annual SCCA Exhibition, Skopje/MK - 17 - 19 July 1998: 8th Cyberconf, Budapest/HU - mid-August 1998: Meeting Point, Sarajevo/BiH - 2 - 7 September 1998: ISEA98, Liverpool&Manchester/UK - 3 - 6 September 1998: Subfiction - 3. Werkleitz Biennale, Werkleitz/D - 5 - 6 September 1998: Baitz mit Klang 2, Baitz/D - 4 - 13 September 1998: pictures of (e)motion, Bonn/D - 7 - 12 September 1998: ars electronica, Linz/AT - 18 - 23 September 1998: World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam/NL - 25 - 29 September 1998: Videonale 8 , Bonn/D - 2 - 4 October 1998: Junction/Syndicate Meeting, Skopje/MK - 2 - 9 October 1998: SEAFair - COMMUNING, Skopje/MK - 2 - 10 October 1998: L'Immagine Leggera, Palermo/IT - 9 - 18 October 1998: MuuMediaFestival, Helsinki/Fi - 9 - 11 October 1998: ROOT, Hull/UK - 15 - 25 October 1998: Nouveau Cinema/Nouveaux Medias, Montreal/CA - 16 - 25 October 1998: Pandaemonium, London/UK - 30 October - 6 December 1998: SURRO GATE, Karlsruhe/D - 17 - 22 November 1998: DEAF98, Rotterdam/NL - 19 - 21 November 1998: French-Baltic-Nordic Video and New Media Feestival, Tallinn/EE - 12 - 21 February 1998: transmediale, Berlin/D * Crossing Over III (CO+++) Mini-International Festival of New Video Art July 1 - July 15, 1998, Art Academy of Novi Sad University ORGANIZER: CYBERNS media lab in colaboration with Art academy Novi Sad and UKA Apostrof EXECUTIVE: Branka MILICIC-DAVIC CROSSING OVER III CONTEXT & CONTENT BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the Mini-International Festival of New Video Art Crossing Over I/II, Sofia, BG, 1996/97 was to establish a framework within which East European artists would be able to develop and implement initial experimental video art projects using digital studio facilities. The pilot project aimed at fostering contacts between the isolated young art practitioners from Eastern Europe who tend to contact mainly the Western agencies. Thus Crossing Over I/II established a tradition for promoting the skills and the output of young videomakers. Crossing Over I/II also served as an alternative from the mainstream culture to create further connections between artists, distributors and viewers. The basic and still persistent hindrance to any East-European video and media artist - the access to proper high technology or knowledge of alternate production technologies - has been thoroughly explored in CO+ and CO++ and will be re-negotiated in CO+++, too. CO+++ PARTICIPANTS: Barbara KONOPKA (POL) Caius GROZAV (ROM) Roxana TRESTIOREANU (ROM) Dimitrina SEVOVA (BUL) Kalin SERAPIONOV (BUL) Antal BODOCZKY (HUN) Saso VRABIC (SLO) Zlatko TRAJKOVSKI (MAC) Milica TOMIC (YU) BAZA (YU) Mary Avril GILLAN (IRL) as a guest participant CO+++ workshops masters and visiting lecturers: Nina CZEGLEDY )(CAN/HUN), Aleksandar DAVIC (YU), Lisa HASKEL (UK), Iliyana NEDKOVA (BUL/UK) and Erika PASZTOR (HUN) CO+++ is funded by Cultural Link New York, Fund for an Open Society Yugoslavia and local CO+++ funs. * ART SERVERS UNLIMITED conference and net.radio event London, 4th of July 1998, ICA, The Mall ART SERVERS UNLIMITED is a conference and net.radio event putting a spotlight on art servers as innovative nodes of cultural activity on the net. Part of the Festival of Central European Culture, ART SERVERS UNLIMITED brings together about 50 people representing 22 projects coming from 7 different countries. The event will address issues such as: Who are the real creative forces on the internet? Will the increasing presence of e-commerce and info-shops threaten the existence of independent arts ventures? What can be done to support and sustain independent, noncommercial, artistic or experimental projects on the internet? Date: 4th of July 1998 Location: ICA New Media Center and Brandon Room Times:11.30 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Public Conference and Panel discussion, structured presentation of Art Server activities. Participants can examine Art Servers on web-stations dedicated to the present projects. Prices: 8 / 6 Pounds Box Office 0171 930 36 47 8 p.m. - 1 a.m.: Net.Radio Live Event with ministry:of:x-periment (Slovenia), Pararadio (Hungary), OZOne (Latvia), t0 ecape radio lounge (Austria), radio Lada (Italy), Backspace (UK), ProteinTV (UK) a.o. Please note: a more specific schedule and conference plan will be mailed out on request soon: Organisation-By / Reply-To: Manu Luksch [firstname.lastname@example.org] and Armin Medosch [email@example.com] 52B Andrews Rd, London E8 4RL T: 0044.171.9238830 F: 9238831 * Face2Face: The Body, Identity and Community in Cyberspace July 6-11, 1998, Forum Stadtpark Graz (Austria) Face2Face is a series of workshops, presentations, events, and exhibition that reflects the conception of the body, cultural identity, and female personality in the context of the digital networks. Communities in Cyberspace are examined on their capability of political action, and their ability of creating permanent communication-structures, transgressing borders and cultures. Women artists, theorists, and hackers who come from different cultural backgrounds, can have the experience of a common communication-space in Cyberspace and share in an environment which is familiar to all of them. Women who subscribe to the mailing-list "faces", their guests and the public, will meet face2 face in Graz in the real space of Forum Stadtpark to work on joint collaborative projects and presentations. Evolving from the project "Face Settings" (http://thing.at/face/) - a series of performance installations and cooking events, created by Kathy Rae Huffman and Eva Wohlgemuth, to bring margalized women together in a supportive communication experience, the mailing-list "faces" was established. The mailing-list connects women from areas that bordered on the fringe territories (and concern) of the European media centres, with women from Austria. Since the first official dinner for women in September 1996 during the ISEA and D.E.A.F., there were several meetings of this permanently growing communitiy at numerous cyber co-cooking events in the virtual and the real space: real dinners and real tables as interface and strategic social setting for communication. Forum Stadtpark is glad to invite women from the Face Settings collaboration to a big dinner at the opening of the exhibition of interactive or computer- related installations by women artists, which part of the "faces"-community. Connections will be made to other female communities and groups around the world using IRC-chats and CU-SeeMe webcams, so that different locations are connected to form a virtual/real dinner party of women at various spaces around the world. A symposion during the event will focus on women-related fields of interest and problems in the context of the new technologies. It will work out the significance of the economic, social and political context of different countries, on the examples of the situation in St. Petersburg, Belgrade, Glasgow, London, Germany, America, Canada and Austria. Workshops Monday - Wednesday 6. 7. - 8. 7. 14:00-18:00 Real-Video Monday - Saturday 6. 7. - 11. 7. 14:00-18:00 Real-Audio Workshop with Vesna Manojlovic (Radio B92, Beograd), Reni Hofmüller (Radio Helsinki, Graz), and others ... Exhibition Wednesday, 8. 7. 20:00 Vernissage Julia Meltzer (NY), Beverley Hood (Glasgow); Betty Spackman (Toronto)/Anja Westerfroelke (Linz); Veronika Dreier (Graz), and others Dinner by Evelyn Teutsch (D), Drinks: Kirsch (A) Performance by Biljana Vickovic Symposion Thursday 9.7. 11:00 Opening of the Symposion: Kathy Rae Huffman/Diana McCarty: Online Female Communities 12:30 Cornelia Sollfrank (OBN, Berlin): Die Wahrheit über Cyberfeminismus/ The Truth about Cyberfeminism 15:00 Zana Poliakov (Beograd): Tank Girl Stategy of Success or Recipies of the Cybercook 16:30 Irena Aktuganova, Alla Mitrofanova (Cyber-Femin-Club, St. Petersburg): "East" and "West" in Cyberfeminism 20:00 Lindsay Perth and Beverley Hood (Glasgow): "Remote: A Virtual Picnic" (Performance) Friday 10.7. 11:00 Doris Weichselbaumer (Linz): Economic Implications of the Net 12:00 Maria Pallier (RTVE, Madrid): Pornography Online 15:00 Katy Deepwell (n.paradoxa, London): Frauen und Neue Medien/Women and New Media 16:30 Birgit Huber, Evelyn Teutsch (D): Die Vision vom Cyborg im Cyberspace - Welten jenseits von männlich und weiblich?/The Vision of the Cyborg in Cyberspace - Worlds Beyond Male and Female? 20:00 Margarete Jahrmann (A): SUperFEMper4MANce 21:30 ZLAN (Konzert/Concert) Saturday 11.7.: Künstlerinnengespräche und Arbeitsgruppen/Artists Talks and Workshops 11:00 Beverley Hood (Glasgow): "Elevator" 12:00 Josefine Papst: moving pictures, motion, and emotions - or why do we die for being bored? (Vortrag/Workshop) 14:00 Sabine Seymour: Internet-Extranet-Intranet - The Web-Enabled Entreprise 15:00 Margarete Jahrmann: Fiktionale Identitäten 18:00 Farewell-Dinner Moderation: Elisabeth Binder (Pheminist Cyber Roadshow) For more information, please contact: Eva Ursprung Tel: +43.316.38 44 63, Fax: 47 18 61 firstname.lastname@example.org * 4th Annual Exhibition of the Soros Center for Contemporary Arts-Skopje 1111 Portrait Opening on Wednesday, 08. July 1998, at 9:00 PM. at H'vzi Pashini Konaci*, v. Bardovci, Skopje, Macedonia. ARTIST CURATOR PROJECT Elizabeta Avramovska Sonja Abadzieva Dimitrova/ Translation Antoni Maznevski Dejan Budjevac/ In the Unknown Existence Tome Adzievski Marika Bocvarova Plavevska/ Retouch Nada Prlja Valentino Dimitrovski/ Closed Windows Valentin Dimanovski Ivana Jarcevska/Ideoplastic Plasma "Portrait" Dusan Drakalski Kristina Miljanovska/ Layers Aleksandar Kondev Hristijan Panev/ Cicino (Roulette) Miroslav Stojanovic Nikola Pisarev/ Fly Fisherman Aleksandar Stankovski Branislav Sarkanjac/Portrait of the Citizen from FYROM Minas Bakalcev Mitko Hadzi Pulja/ Remembering Death Iskra Dimitrova Ivan Dzeparovski/ Portrait of Plotinus At 9:00 PM: Announcing of the awarded project team (artist and curator). Award US$2000 At 23.00: The PARTY starts Shuttle Bus from 9:00 PM to 4:00 AM. Departure in front of the SCCA office (every 30 min.), Orce Nikolov 109, Skopje Melentie Pandilovski SCCA-Skopje * 8th Cyberconf, Budapest/Hungary HIGH RISK BABY! http://hirisk.datanet.hu the 8cyberconf of unusual dimensions, the Podference, produced by Hirisk, protected by etoy, to be held 17-19 July,1998 in Budapest, presents the Podmasters, the Podsters, and the Pods in High Risk Baby! Live Webcast! Take the risk and register Now or Go feed the baby high risk data! for info check out http://hirisk.datanet.hu or contact suzy meszoly at email@example.com to register *ISEA98 REVOLUTION98 [part of the ninth International Symposium on Electronic Art] revolution98 is the exhibition and events programme organised by the FACT as part of isea98. ISEA, the annual International Symposium on Electronic Art is the foremost event of its kind in the world. isea98, the ninth symposium, has been organised as a partnership with Liverpool John Moores University and Manchester Metropolitan University. revolution98 is the largest and most ambitious programme of electronic arts projects ever staged in Britain. It takes place simultaneously in Liverpool and Manchester and can be found in galleries, theatres, bars, clubs, trains and on the internet. The programme explores the effect of the so-called 'technological revolution' on art, culture and society through the work of artists, musicians, computer programmers and others and considers what's become of the idea of 'REVOLUTION' at the end of the century. All this is explored, questioned and celebrated in more than 100 diverse projects by artists from 29 different countries. Here's a summary of participating artists and venues. For a detailed programme please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org ISEA98: THE LIVERPOOL REVOLUTION SYMPOSIUM The ninth International Symposium on Electronic Art opens in Liverpool on September 2nd. Hosted for the first time in the UK, the annual ISEA symposium is acclaimed for its ability to bring together the international cutting edge of opinion and opinion-makers concerned with the cultural use of Information Technology. Liverpool Art School and the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts host the Revolution Symposium. Together they are forum and laboratory in which to identify, assert and critique the notions and metaphors of Revolution - a word that describes both cyclic repetition and violent severence. Liverpool has assembled an outstanding global group of artists, academics, inventors and commentators ranging from 1960s electronic pioneers through to young, unsung iconoclasts impatient of everything. Together they will challenge and engage with a programme of presentations integrating papers, dialogues / debates, artist and technologists' workshops, exchanges and performances. For constantly up-dated information check http://www.isea98.org and http://www.sat.qc.ca/isea/symposium/isea98.html. Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool Art School, 68 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9EB T +44 (0)151 709 3420 F +44 (0)151 231 5096 E-mail: email@example.com Registration and fees: ISEA98 six day programme: Revolution Symposium at Liverpool September 02-04 Terror Symposium at Manchester September 05-07 Cost: £315 Concession cost: £284. For symposium speakers, full-time students and existing ISEA members. ISEA98 three day programme: Liverpool Revolution Symposium September 02-04* Cost: £175 ISEA98 day programme: Liverpool Revolution Symposium September 03 or 04* Cost: £85 please contact ISEA98 Registration, 2 Maryland Street, Liverpool L1 9DE, UK T +44 (0)151 231 3585 F +44 (0)151 709 5057 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.livjm.ac.uk/corporate_events/isea98 * Ars Electronica 98 Festival for Art, Technology and Society INFOWAR - information.macht.krieg 7-12 September 1998 Linz, Austria http://www.aec.at/infowar Between 7th and 12th September 98, the 17th Ars Electronica will take place under the banner of INFOWAR - information.macht.krieg INFOWAR sheds light on the strategies and possibilities of computer-supported conflict ranging from the Gulf War to the activities of cyberguerillas, as well as assessing the internal logic of the Information Society in connection with war. A full schedule of events and performances, installations and network projects are clustered around this complex of topics. The Ars Electronica Symposium and the Prix Ars Electronica constitute the core of the festival. Symposium September 8 - 9, 1998, Brucknerhaus Linz Participants/Speakers: Peter Arnett/USA, Viviane Forrester/F, Lucky Green/USA, Friedrich Kittler/D, Paul Virilio/F, Michael Wilson/GB, Kunda Dixit/Nepal, Shen Weiguang/RCH, Igor Panarin/RU, George J. Stein/US, Doyne Farmer/US, Ute Bernhardt/D, Michael Geyer/US, Ingo Guenther/D/US, Joichi Ito/J, RTMark/US, Douglas Rushkoff/US, Georg Schoefbaenker/A, Tim Druckrey/US Moderation by: Manuel de Landa/MEX Events & Performances Global Hockets - Supreme Particles/From Scratch/D/NZ 8.9. Brucknerhaus Linz, 20.00 Solar A Wardenclyffe Project - Marko Peljhan/YU 9.9. Brucknerhaus/Donaupark, 19.30 Pole - Granular Synthesis: Hentschlaeger&Langheinrich/A 10.9. Posthof Linz, 20.00 Staalplaat Sound of Music featuring: Negativland/US, People Like Us/GB, Muzictoerist/NL 11.-12.9. Posthof Linz, 22.30 Super Collider- a sound accelerator by Fa.Huber/A 7.-11.9. Stadtwerkstatt, 23.30 9.-10.9. Ars Electronica Quarter, 21.00 with: Peter Kruder/A, Richard Dorfmeister/A, Shantel/D, Daniel Haaksman/D, Sam Auinger/A, Tosca/A, Lukas Ligeti/USA, Paloma/D, Jim O'Rourke/USA, Rachel de Boer/NL, Julia Zdarsky/A, Kurt Mayer/A, Scanner/GB - preliminary state of the project 3.-10. 9. Brucknerhaus Linz openX is an experimental arrangement facilitating the encounter with network art. THE HEART: Hackers Electronic ART In connection with openX, Ars Electronica 98 is hosting an international hacker meeting. Installations including those by Robin Bargar/GB, Marko Peljhan/SLO, Calin Dan/RO, Paul Garrin/US and David Rokeby/CDN will be set up in the Ars Electronica Center, the Brucknerhaus and the O.K Centrum fuer Gegenwartskunst. The CAVE Virtual Reality installation World Skin by Maurice Benayoun and Jean-Baptiste Barriere/F, awarded the 1998 Golden Nica for Interactive Art Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nicas 98 Computeranimation: Liang-Yuan Wang/USA "The Sitter" Visual Effects: Robert Legato/Digital Domain/USA "Titanic" .net: Knowbotic Research/D/A "10_DENCIES" Interactive Art: Maurice Benayoun/Jean-Baptiste Barriere/F "World Skin" Computermusic: Peter Bosch/Simone Simons/NL "Krachtgever" U19 Freestyle Computing: Florian Nehonsky/Michael Mossburger/Valerian Wurzer/A "Titanic - Der Film" Cyberarts 98 Prix Ars Electronica Exhibition 8-13.9. O.K Centrum fuer Gegenwartskunst, 10.00-24.00 exhibition's extended run 15.-20.9. 16.00 Cyberarts 98 provides an intense and impressive look at the state-of-the-art and the extraordinary diversity of digital media art. Cyberarts Nightline Censoratorium 8.9. O.K Centrum fuer Gegenwartskunst/Mediendeck, with: Rupert Huber/A, Gisburg/USA, Anna Clementi/I, Bettina Wackernagel/D, Mike Daliot/A, Isabella Bordoni/I, Richard Dorfmeister/A - preliminary state of the project Electronic Theatre 9.9. O.K Centrum fuer Gegenwartskunst/Mediendeck Nerve Theory: Shades of Catatonia Tom Sherman/CDN/US, Bernhard Loibner/A 9.9. 11.9. O.K Centrum fuer Gegenwartskunst Organizers: Ars Electronica Center Linz and ORF Upper Austrian Regional Studio Co-organizers: Brucknerhaus Linz, O.K Centrum fuer Gegenwartskunst, Posthof Linz Ars Electronica Center Hauptstrasse 2 A-4040 Linz Austria tel. +43.732.7272-0 fax. +43.732.7272-77 email: email@example.com More information and updates in our program: http://www.aec.at/infowar * Skopje Electronic Arts Fair '98 The Center for Computer Arts which acts within the framework of the Soros Center for Contemporary Arts - Skopje, Macedonia COMMUNING * V.R. - WWW - Net-Linked - CD-ROM exhibition SEAFair is the first manifestation of this kind on the Balkans, bringing together International web artists, multimedia artists, media critics, theorists, and philosophers, as well as the interested audience. SEAFair is conceived to be a serial of international events, exhibitions/video conferences, workshops, and meetings which will explore the creation and existing of new media and electronic arts and venues. Seafair assists the communication within the European emerging electronic art&media scene. Seafair urges the discussions about the artistic, philosophic, educational, and other aspects of the emerging media. SEAFair serves as an international and intercultural meeting point of arts and technologies. The web site of CefCA [Center for Computer Arts] which acts within the frameworks of the Soros Center for Contemporary Arts - Skopje http://www.soros.org.mk/scca http://www.scca.org.mk will be updated frequently and will contain full information on these events. Also see SEFair '97 on: http://www.soros.org.mk/scca/seafair http://www.soros.org.mk/scca/seafair/altering Call for Contributions COMMUNING V.R., WWW, Net-Linked, and CD-ROM Art Exhibition Venue: Skopje Museum of Contemporary Art October 02 - 09, 1998 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia An international call for V.R., WWW, Net-Linked, and CD ROM Art projects. The exhibition Communing addresses the theme of the visions of the artists including the processes of Imagining, Meditation, Dreaming, Reflection and Visualization, during the process of art creation. The exhibition will feature the result of the Communing i.e. the digital language of different international artists that express themselves in V.R., the WWW, Net -Linked Installations, and CD-ROM. The exhibition is conceived as an encounter of artists, technologies and visionaries. Communing is especially interested in original innovative projects. The exhibition welcomes all projects using information technology and different multi-media applications, hypertext, vrml. The selected international projects will be presented in the Skopje Museum of Contemporary Art, accompanied with a lectures of the invited artists, and a workshop directed at qualifying the local artists and audience for complex media projects. The submitted projects will pass through a juried election process. The authors of the projects retain all of the copyrights. Deadline for submission: July 15, 1998 Notification of acceptance: July 25, 1998 International Web Art and CD ROM Art exhibition Venue: Skopje Museum of Contemporary Art Date of exhibition: 02.- 09.October 1998 Submit proposals for the event to: Melentie Pandilovski, Curator of SEAFair '98 Soros Center for Contemporary Arts - Skopje, Macedonia Orce Nikolov 109, 91000 Skopje firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com http://www.scca.org.mk tel/fax: 318.104.22.1681 * PANDAEMONIUM FESTIVAL - LONDON FESTIVAL OF MOVING IMAGES - presented by London Electronic Arts CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS London Electronic Arts is pleased to announce the second Pandaemonium Festival, to take place at the new Lux Centre between October 16-23, 1998 (single screen), October 16 - November 28 (Installations). Pandaemonium is London's festival of the moving image, showcasing the best new film, video and new media art. We are seeking New Media work to be shown at the 1998 festival. contact: London Electronic Arts LUX Centre 2-4 Hoxton Square London N1 6NU UK Tel: 44(0)171 684 0101 Fax: 44(0)171 684 1111 Web: www.lea.org.uk mail: firstname.lastname@example.org * SURRO GATE an exhibition at the ZKM Institute for Visual Media October 30 - December 6, 1998 *Surro Gate* signals important developments in the field of distributed multimedia and inhabited information spaces. Between 30 October and 6 December 1998, the ZKM Institute for Visual Media will present new interactive installations by Maurice Benayoun, Knowbotic Research, Ken Feingold, Perry Hoberman, Agnes Hegedus, Pavel Smetana, Michael Bielicky, Masaki Fujihata, Forced Entertainment and Bernd Lintermann/Torsten Belschner. Multi-user connectivity, real, surrogate and virtual heterogeneity, immersive installations and the ZKM's kineasthetic motion platform will be featured in this exhibition. Cooperations with the Dutch Electronic Art Festival (DEAF) in Rotterdam, Doors of Perception in Amsterdam as well as the Information Societies Technologies Conference (ISTEC) in Vienna, complement *Surro Gate* and give European and International visitors an opportunity to enjoy a qualitative itinerary of related events. The Austrian group *Granular Synthesis* will perform POLe in the ZKM Media Theatre on 13, 14 and 15 November 1998. Info: http://www.zkm.de * Updates * * Herwig G. Hoeller <email@example.com> is currently in Moscow and is writing weekly reports about what he is doing and the people he is meeting. some of them are the usual suspect syndicate members. most of it is in german, with some real-audio documents and photographs. http://gewi.kfunigraz.ac.at/~hoeller/enot.html * Radek, the Moscow-based radical cultural magazine, has created a (mostly russian) website on http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Coffeehouse/1457 * a report from last year by Drazen Pantic about Internet in Serbia: From the Dark Side of the Moon to the Internet Revolution can be found at http://www.firstmonday.dk/issues/issue2_4/pantic/ * "Vincent O'Brien" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: just dropping you a note on our film festival. I would greatly appreciate any help in getting the word out on this. visit us at: http://www.fringeware.com/film/shorts/ * Katerina Pavlickova <email@example.com> writes: THE SCCA-PRAGUE LABORATORY FOR NEW MEDIA ART The Soros Center for Contemporary Arts-Prague is opening a Laboratory for New Media Art on its premises - in the historical center of Prague. The laboratory has been equipped in cooperation with the Czech branch of the Silicon Graphics. The Laboratory is going to be open for Czech artists who are going to make use of it to produce art projects to be presented at local and international exhibitions. It is important to say that young Czech artist have not had an equal opportunity so far: this laboratory should therefore enable them to carry on their work when they leave the Academy. The NEW MEDIA ART has played an important role in the SCCA-Prague overview of a development of contemporary art, as it is a rear branch of human activity in which free imagination of artists is a natural part of general development. The SCCA-Prague prepared the first extensive exhibition of new media art, entitled Orbis Fictus, in the Czech Republic in December 1995. The establishment of the Laboratory on the premises of the SCCA-Prague is the second step that naturally follows the former activities of the SCCA-Prague in the field of new media art. The activity of the SCCA is conducted in close cooperation with the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, National Gallery in Prague and the Goethe Institute. Soros Center for Contemporary Arts-Prague, Ujezd 40, Prague 1 - 118 00 Telephone number: +420-2-57 00 74 05, fax number: +420-2-55 14 88 http://www.ecn.cz/osf/scca http://www.scca.net * 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. A Syndicate-mail archive for messages that are coming in over the list (since April 97) can be found at: http://www.v2.nl/mail/v2east/ The list members include more than 260 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. Other meetings were held in Liverpool (LEAF97, April 1997), Kassel (Deep Europe workshop, August 1997), Linz (Syndicate Net.Shop, September 1997), Dessau (Ostranenie 97, November 1997), Tirana (Pyramedia, May 1998). * 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: 30 July 98) to: firstname.lastname@example.org.