|MediaArtLab of SCCA, Moscow on Wed, 7 Jul 1999 16:37:32 +0400|
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|Syndicate: CATALOGUE-RESEARCH "Data-trash" & "Trash-art"|
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS!!!Dear friends,After the DA-DA-Net festival of Russian information resources concerning contemporary art and culture and the Trash-Art international net festival of art projects (SCCA, Moscow) had been finished, we started to work at the bilingual catalogue and CD-ROM of the projects-winners and nominations. In the catalogue with an aid of media theorists and practitioners, historians of art and culture, artists, critics, curators, writers we intend to present a topological cut of the problem examined within the framework of both of the festivals: DATA-TRASH AS A CONDITION OF CONTEMPORARY CULTURE AND TRASH-ART AS A CONDITION OF CONTEMPORARY ART.We'll be grateful to everyone who shall wish to contribute to the festivals' catalogue, which aim to present the results of collective research. The structure of the catalogue has already been developed and is described in what follows. We' ll be thankful for all suggestions and additions you mat have. We shall accept all essays, which have been written especially for the catalogue or were published before (with the agreement of the publisher). What does DATA-TRASH imply? Today the concept of "data-trash" became the approved term that stands for the information dumps in the Internet, that often also include culture resources. One of the global tasks of the festival is to extract the Ñ?ontemporary culture resources from these data-trash and to prevent its disappearance there. Today the concepts of "trash & trash-art" have rather broad meanings. Our task is to confine them to the categories that would conform to the new tendencies in ideology and culture. For us "trash" stands for the positive radicalism in art, technology and forms of communication. Our festival is the search for materials and criteria. The interaction of art and technology frames the conception, within the festival is working. Communication within this frame can be represented as a form of art as well as a form of technology. CATALOGUE-RESEARCH"Data-trash" & "Trash-art"0. INTRODUCTION:The catalogue curators Alexey Isaev & Olga Shishko will present basic ideas, concepts and goals of the festivals, summarise the results and attempt to examine the prospects of the future development of the project.1. DATA-TRASH AS A CONDITION OF CONTEMPORARY CULTUREThis chapter is devoted to the interaction between the traditional and new media cultures, how the former is assimilated by the new information space and what strategies might be effective in sorting out the cultural dumps in the Internet. Subjects:- Contemporary culture. Tradition and innovation within the context of the new information technology.- "Data-trash" theory.- Tradition and tendencies: culture in the new information space - "Language" of culture and "language" of technology. The problem of discursive practices: interrelationships, differences, lost links.- Utopian theories and data-trash.Supplement: materials of the round table "Is the Internet a problem for Russian culture?"organised within the frames of the DA-DA-Net festival in the SCCA, Moscow.2. DATA TRASH AS A STATE OF CONTEMPORARY ART.- Trash aesthetics in contemporary art.- Artist and technology. Media activity of contemporary art.- Expropriation of technologies.- New forms of manipulation. Virus and trash aesthetics, lowtech in the Internet. 3. UTOPIAS AND TECHNOLOGIES. MUTATIONS IN TECHNOLOGY AND ART.Here we'll present art and non-art projects, whose authors explore and play with the above problems and whose thinking and art strategies coincide with the trash art aesthetics. We distinguished between the three categories of possible Internet and art startegies. - ATTACK: DIGITAL REVOLUTION-->>NET-CIVIL WAR-->>INFORMATION TERRORISM- DEFENCE: PROTECTION TOOLS x LIFE RESOURCES GUARDING x CONTROL OVERCULTURE RUBBISH DUMPS = MEDIA ECOLOGY4. Special part.Festivals "DA-DA-Net" & "TRASH-ART".Presentation of projects-winners. Interviews with winners and members of the Jury.