stranenie finissage centrum on Thu, 30 Sep 1999 21:22:13 +0100

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The Electronic Media Interpretation studio - Bauhaus Dessau Foundation -
invite you to:





10:00 - 21:00

Aula, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, Germany

A celebration of the publication of , 'Media Revolution' / 'Ost West
Internet', and the wrap up event in the series of international electronic
media forums, 'ostranenie'.

.. background .

This event is the final episode in the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation's series
of international media fora, "ostranenie". It will examine the background
and effects of Europe's Media Revolution, by exploring the role played by
the electronic media in eastern and central Europe's uncertain and
long-from-complete transformation process.

.. media revolution & ostranenie

Culminating the ostranenie media art events, a publication, 'Media
Revolution' / 'Ost West Internet', investigating the links between the
electronic broadcast image and the process of democratisation as
experienced during the 1990s in Europe, has been produced. The book is in
both German and English.

'Ostranenie', the term coined by the Russian Formalist Victor Shklovski in
1916, implies a manner in which the process of art alters or skews our
perception of society and being. 24 internationally recognised authors have
contribued texts: Stephen Kovats, Dr. Barabara Barsch, Ryszard
Kluszczinski, Lev Manovich, Gerrit Gohlke, Derrick de Kerkhove, Miklos
Peternak, Calin Dan, Siegfried Zielinski, David Hudson, Gary Schaal,
Kostadina Iordanova, Nina Czegledy, Eric Kluitenberg, Hans Ulrich Reck,
Inke Arns, Apsolutno Art Association,  Dejan Sretenovic, Ivo Skoric, Geert
Lovink, Keiko Sei, Marina Grzinic, and Andreas Broeckmann.

Accompanying the publication, the works of over 500 hundred artists and
writers from over 40 countries, who actively participated in the three
ostranenie media art events between 1993 and 1997, have been compiled into
a new multimedia CDROM (produced by the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation in
cooperation with the C3 Center for Culture and Communication in Budapest).
Both the book and CD ROM, illustrate the impact of Shklovski's term in the
context of a new media age, wherein global telecommunications have altered
the manner in which individuals and societies interact with and understand
one another. Together they provide one of the most complete overviews into
electronic media arts and society at the close of the twentieth century.

Supported by the MDM - Mitteldeutsche Medienforderung GmbH, Leipzig
Published by the Campus Verlag (Frankfurt / New York) as number 6 of the
Edition Bauhaus. Publication ISBN 3-593-36365-8	CD ROM ISBN 3-910022-30-8
Price: Book + CD = DM78, 40euro, US$45, 5000 JPY
CD ROM only = DM 20, 10 euro, US$12, 1500 JPY
Order through: Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, Gropiusallee 38, D - 06846 Dessau

.. the media revolution symposium and finissage

In the chaotic race to "Westernise" Europe, broadcast media have been key
in deciding the battles of nationalist rhetoric, ethnic flash wars and
economic struggles. Is there a role for the artist in shaping the outcome
of these conflicts, while at the same time supporting the process of
democratisation? The channels of electronic telecommunications -  radio,
TV, and the internet - have cut a swath across traditional culture and
geopolitical zones, connecting today's society, and transforming art,
politics, press and propaganda. The establishment of a new and open civil
society, along with the greater task of cementing European integration is
dependent on the choice of media strategy and an effective use of
electronic networks. Ultimately the use of media to reshape the structure
and face of society in this region has been a process of the estrangement
of long established norms, and can be seen as a post Cold War spin on the
Shklovski term"priëm ostranenija".

Saturday October 30, 1999

part i) symposium

10.00 Prof. Dr. Omar Akbar, Bauhaus Foundation Director - Welcoming address

10.15 Stephen Kovats, Berlin, Germany - Introduction

10.30 Dr. Lev Manovich, San Diego, USA - Avant-garde as Software

11.15 Stephen Kovats - ostranenie: mythologies of media estrangement

12.00 lunch break

13.30   Prof. Miklos Peternak, Budapest, Hungary - What happens when TV
time is over?

14.15 Dr. Kostadina Iordanova, Leicester, UK - Mediated Concerns: the New
Europe in Hypertext

15.00 coffee break

15.30 Andreas Broeckmann, Berlin, Germany  - Small Channels for Deep Europe

16.15 Apsolutno Art Association, Novi Sad, Yugoslavia - The Semiotics of

17.00 VHS, Tirana, Albania - The Video Heroes Shqipetare

The symposium will be in English with simultanous translation into German.

part ii) CDROM presentation & finissage

19.00 Nina Czegledy, Toronto, Canada - introduction / einleitung

19.30 Stephen Kovats, Inke Arns, Oliver Blomeier - CD ROM presentation
&video selection: ostranenie 93, 95, 97

21.00 the ostranenie champagne finissage with special guests
- The Love Hunters & Balint Szombathy, Novi Sad, Yugoslavia
- disko diskurs VIII

part iii)  Sunday October 31 1999

11.00 the ostranenie Hallowe'en pancake brunch

** a limited number of rooms for free overnight accommodation may be
arranged. Please let us know if and when you are coming **

** Apologies to anyone who receives this message more than once. **

For further information and for registration, please contact:

Stephen Kovats and/or Honor Harger

EMI Studio
Bauhaus Dessau Foundation
Gropiusallee 38
D - 06846 Dessau
PH: + 49 340 6508 313
FX: + 49 340 6508 326


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