Regine Debatty , blogger of "we make money not art", partecipate at LIFTo6 conference in Geneva with a short speaking titled " Media Art : making it or faking it"
The video streaming is avaible online at LIFT06 site.
She illustrated the various and coloreted situation of media arts with polyedric artist (and non-artist) coming from different background and evolving ideas in strange and curious directions.
_ Archigram - London - A walking city
_ Hugh Broughton Architects, working with Faber Maunsell, have won an international competition to design the British Antarctic Survey's Halley VI Research Station in Antarctica.
_ Terravision ART+COM 1994 TerraVision is a self-contained, virtual reality, 1-to-1 representation of our Earth. By means of a stylised globe users can zoom in on any location in the world and obtain minutely detailed pictures. (virtual earth)
_ Google Earth
_Rent a negro
United We Stand 0100101110101101.ORG’s fake movie hits the streets of your city ...and your mind
_ James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau have been collaborating on projects since the concept of the audio tooth implant was first conceived in October 2000. http://www.auger-loizeau.com/
_ BIOTEKNICA is the title of a collaborative artwork by Canadian contemporary artists Jennifer Willet and Shawn Bailey. BIOTEKNICA has been presented throughout Canada, Spain, Germany,Scotland, Australia, and France.
_ Critical Art Ensemble is a collective of five artists of varoious specializations dedicated to exploring the intersections between art, technology, radical politics and critical theory
other post about Critical Art Ensemble on this blog
_ BIOPRESENCE is an art venture formed by Shiho Fukuhara and Georg Tremmel with the purpose of exploring, participating and ultimately defining the most relevant playing field of the 21st century: the impact of biotechnologies on society and the human perception of these coming changes.
Biopresence creates Human DNA trees by transcoding the essence of a human being within the DNA of a tree in order to create "Living Memorials" or "Transgenic Tombstones". Biopresence is collaborating with scientist and artist Joe Davis on his DNA Manifold algorithm, which allows for the transcoding and entwinement of human and tree DNAs. The Manifold method is based on the naturally occurring silent mutations of base triplets, this means it is possible to store information without affecting the genes of the resulting tree. Biopresence Human DNA Trees do not modify the genes of an organism. Therefore, they are not genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
_ Urban Seeds - Urban Eyes attempt to provide an alternative view to the city, using pigeons as the messengers and the CCTV camera networks overlooking the main streets and back alleys as their eyes. The Data protection act in 1998 in UK made it possible for anyone to request for the CCTV camera feed when the camera would be filming them.
In 2004 the URBAN EYES concept is awarded 3rd price at FUSEDSPACE, an international competition for technology in/as public space and is chosen amongst 307 entries from 38 countries and invited to present at DEAF(Dutch Electronic Arts Festival) in RotterdamFUSEDSPACE: http://www.fusedspace.com
concept paper pdf
Regina Debatty interview Marcus Kirsh on her blog. He worked, together with Jussi Angesleva, on this project. http://project-urbaneyes.blogspot.com/
---power point presentation http://www.lift06.org/powerpoints/reginedebatty.pdf
---post about lift06 on this blog http://weblogart.blogspot.com/2006/01/lift-06.html
Regine Debatty , blogger of "we make money not art", partecipate at LIFTo6 conference in Geneva with a short speaking titled " Media Art : making it or faking it"
SGM-Iceberg-Probe AGNES MEYER-BRANDIS
Agnes Meyer-Brandis, born in 1973, first studied Mineralogy at the RWTH Aachen. After one year she transferred to the Art Academy Maastricht, Netherlands to study Sculpture. From 1996 to 2000 she belonged to in the master class at the Art Academy Düsseldorf. After a working stay in New York she attended the Academy of Media Arts Köln from 2001 to 2003. She was awarded to various scholarships and prizes, e.g.: 2003 nomination "Korallenriff-Detektor", International Media Art Award, Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe; 2003 Honorary Mention "Bohrkernlabor und Elfen-Scan", Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria; 2005 scholarship from the Kunststiftung NRW Nachwuchsförderung. Numerous single and group exhibitions: 2004 "Transmitter", emaf - European Media Art Festival, Kunsthalle Osnabrück; 2004 BEAP - Biennale of Electronic Arts, Perth, Australia; 2005 Kunstraum Aarau, Schweiz; Kunstraum Düsseldorf; Gallery Kapelica, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
from the jury - "Her work explores brilliantly the possibilities of new narration through the collapse of fiction and reality. "SGM-Iceberg-Probe" proposes a highly-sensitive use of technology in art and creates humorous and fantastic contexts to her works, not unlike a 1950's sci-fi movies. She develops, very efficiently, the tools, mechanisms and images that are part of her work."
Platoniq - Burn Station
"The project, Burn Station - which is based on software in accordance with the principles of "free culture" - should be seen as an attempt to award Platoniq for their interventions in institutionalised contemporary art spaces and not merely as an acknowledgement of the musical-data-distribution possibilities Burn Station represents. This nomination seeks to underscore the need for new media projects which scrutinise contemporary artistic practices by breaking down established boundaries between media and styles, and in doing so, pave the way for new understandings."
Platoniq is a group of cultural producers, curators and software developers who from the mix of their computer-technical knowledge and social interests have set up a number of independant community media projects. Platoniq's main interests are community building tools, social software and network strategies for public spaces. The group works in different areas: the organization of events related to culture and technology, the creation of documentary contents for TV and radio in the Internet and the development of public tools. Platoniq are Susana Noguero, Olivier Schulbaum and Ignacio Garcia. http://www.platoniq.net/
Andres Ramirez Gaviria - -./
"The image-pulse moves in diagonal lines, and dispels the former, stable visual experience or analysis. Therefore, it has succeeded in extrapolating the essential movement that is dynamic, sharp, and yet grooves, latent in the Kandinsky piece. This work does not look to Modernism but rather, looks towards a new direction of modern sensory-experience."
A 6 minute video that uses Morse code to visualize and sonify a section of the index from the book, "Point and Line to Plane", written by Wassily Kandinsky in 1926.
Yuko Mohri, Soichiro Mihara - Vexations - Composition in Progress
"We gradually part from the music, and focus on frequencies that are comprised of the sounds, most intriguingly those gathered live within the exhibition-space. We can then experience unexpected and invisible spatial expansion as the physical and spatial features of the frequencies are emphasised and made to stand out. By arranging current computer software and multi-layering it in unexpected ways, its invisible state is revealed."
"Vexations" is a piano piece which was composed by Erik Satie in 1895. Its theme consists of just one line and includes two variations of it. The author left a mysterious note under the original in which he invites to play the theme 840 times in series. From this starting point the artists developed an installation which focuses on the characteristics of sound in physical space and on computer recording and reproducing systems. For "Vexations - Composition in Progress" the original theme was at first played on the oldest piano in Japan in order to obtain an initial record. A computer then records the sound of the piano together with the sounds produced in the room as well as the voices of the visitors. The data are stored in the computer as digital files, converted into midi files and after that played again by the computer. The conventions of the computer and the sounds of the exhibition room thus alter the original theme of "Vexations" as they generate endless variations of the piece.
"Vexations - Composition in Progress", is an installation co-produced by Yuko Mori and Soichiro Mihara, based on the repetition of music by Eric Satie. By arranging and layering different kinds of software, the project makes repeated computerised processing possible. The piece starts as a monophony with 840 repetitions of itself. However, we gradually part from the music, and focus on frequencies that are comprised of the sounds, most intreguingly those gathered live within the exhibition-space. We can then experience unexpected and invisible spatial expansion as the physical and spatial features of the frequencies are emphasised and made to stand out. By arranging current computer software and multi-layering it in unexpected ways, its invisible state is revealed.
http://cip.io/ Composition In Progress
Other project and presence at transmediale 06
- Robin Sloan , EPIC 2004
In "EPIC 2004" Robin Sloan visualises a thought-provoking evolution of media from 1984 up until 2014: after a brief recap of events of the last decade, the author speculates about the future of personalized news and information. He imagines the arrival of a future product from Google, the Google Grid, a file and content-sharing network that would result as a combination of Blogger, TiVo, Napster and the Google cluster. In the author's vision, this would be followed by MSN Newsbotster, a personalized news site that would derive from a combination of Findory, Slashdot, Memeorandum and social networking tools like Friendster. Next up is Googlezon and EPIC, an "evolving personalized media construct" that would provide personalized information by summarizing and rewriting content dynamically for each user. Robin Sloan ends criticising this new world of personalized news and information, complaining that it will be dominated by "narrow, shallow, sensationalist trivia" and will cause the death of large and well-respected news organizations like the New York Times.
- Tommaso Tozzi , WIKIARTPEDIA
WikiARTpedia, as an open writing-reading archive, is a project of Ucan (research and documentation Center on Art and Networks cultures) at Carrara Fine Arts Academy. WikiARTpedia uses articles, texts and a thematic organization as well as temporal-space research with the aim of researching, documenting and promoting telematic arts and cultures as net users freely participate. WikiARTpedia carries on what was born in the 1990s with 'BBS Hacker Art'. WikiARTpedia is coordinated by Prof. Tommaso Tozzi together with the editorial staff and the help of his Carrara Academic and Florence University students who all regard artwork as a realm of collaboration and social relationships.
link : wikiartpedia.org
- Bjoern Semm , Axel Roch,Adrian Hampel, Petra Broutscheck, Carsten Borchert , Shunsuke Sunagawa- THE MOON ART PROJECT
The MoonPeace Project explores the potential of the moon for world peace.We support and initiate new critical approaches towards peace accepting current technology and science while fostering research and development into novel forms of interaction between civilisation and nature. We provide a participatory infrastructre for public art, peace activism, research and development. One of our main goals is to produce a collective public sculpture for world peace which we plan to place into orbit as an artificial moon. While doing so, we will also prepare new fundamental concepts analysing problems challenging world peace. Once the monument for peace is in orbit we will suggest to political leaders how to implement peace in their constitutions based on expert consultancy. Since world peace, whether it is a monument in orbit a general practical and theoretical concept, is a long way to go, and since we are an independent organisation, we have decided to introduce several mediating steps towards these new ideas around perpetual world peace.
- Alexei Shulgin, Francis Hunger,Olga Goriounova , Inke Arns README 100 - TEMPORARY SOFTWARE ART FACTORY
The Readme 100 Temporary Software Art Factory took place in Dortmund in November 2005. This experimental new art festival dealt with the notion of production as it relates to software, software art and software cultures. ReadMe 100 focused not only on software as a product, but also on its experimental production through methods incl. outsourcing, the use of open source solutions and generative production. The event addressed issues like the economies of arts, desire and openness, harmony of markets, the unmarketable, reverse outsourcing, resistant mapping a.o. The programme during tm.06 discusses projects and research commissioned specially for ReadMe 100 and features the first presentation of the Readme 100 publication, produced in cooperation with transmediale.
other post on this blog about Readme 100
- http://www.altearte.md/ tv from Moldova
- Freya Hattenberger - "Ich bin's" (2004)
Standing in front of the mirror, the female protagonist empties a one liter bottle of Coke. She burbs after each gulp and hence says to herself: "It's me" - a statement which sounds like an act of self-affirmation, self-insurance, and self-questioning all at once. Then, she places the bottle at her mouth to drink again. Her burbs become stronger and we watch her struggling to gain control over this reflex. A subtle and honest game between a teen-age burlesque and a real existential crisis.
Freya Hattenberger was born in 1978 in Offenbach am Main. Since 2001 she is studying at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne.Beside video performance art she is mainly focussing on photography and installation art in her work.
- UBERMORGEN.COM feat. Alessandro Ludovico vs. Paolo Cirio [at/us/it], Ludovico, Alessandro [it], lizvlx [at], Cirio, Paolo [it], Bernhard, Hans [at]
The artists raise money by serving Google text advertisements on their websites. With this money they automatically buy Google shares which means that they buy Google via its own advertisement. Google eats itself - but in the end the artists own it. They construct the new global advertisement mechanisms by establishing a model and thus reder them into a surreal click-based economic model. Finally they hand the common ownership of "their" Google shares over to the GTTP Ltd. (Google To The People Public Company) which distributes them back to the users (clickers) /- statement of the jury:The project GWEI (Google will eat itself) by Hans Berhard and Alessandro Ludovico is, from the jury's perspective, an excellent conceptual work and a perfect example of the use of technology as an instrument of activism to subvert capitalist strategies and offer a critical approach to the 'system'. It is our opinion that this work represents a well-resolved critical web project: for its parallelisms with capitalist strategies, and for its observations of the symbols of the 'new economy'.
Google will eat itself is presented by Hans Bernhard, lizvlx (UBERMORGEN.COM), Alessandro Ludovicio (neural.it) and Paolo Cirio (epidemiC).
Hans Bernhard, born in 1973, lives and works in Vienna and St. Moritz. He is the Founder of etoy.com and UBERMORGEN.COM and studies Visual Media at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. He was awarded with the Golden Nica (for "etoy/the digital hijack"; net.category, Prix Ars Electronica). Ubermorgens core activity is media hacking - finding weak spots on and off the global market of attention, mass media and fine art. Ubermorgen was awarded with a "Award of Distinction" in 2005 and two "Honorary Mention" (2003/2005) from the Prix Ars Electronica Linz, Austria.
lizvlx, born in 1973, lives and works in Vienna and St. Moritz. She is one of the Founders of UBERMORGEN.COM. and studied Market Research and Advertisment at the University of Economics in Vienna, Austria. She received an "Award of Distinction" for [V]ote-auction at Prix Ars Electronica 2005.
Alessandro Ludovico, 1969, lives and works in Bari, Italy. He is a media critic and the editor in chief of the magazine Neural from 1993 and was awarded with a "Honorary Mention" for Net.Vision at Prix Ars Electronica 2004. Alessandro Ludovico is one of the founding contributors of the Nettime community and one of the founders of the organization "Mag.Net (Electronic Cultural Publishers)".
Paolo Cirio, alias bidibid, was born in 1979. He lives in Turin, Italy and is part of the software-art collective [epidemiC]. As agitprop he organizes illegal events from net-strikes to art happenings on the streets and various other media jammings. He also works in video art and in street art. He is an activist against militarism of NATO and edits a main international web portal concerning it. Moreover he works as a web designer and web developer.
- Galina Ivanova Senatarskaya, Oleg Minich, MULTCLUB
Multclub is a club for animated Web cartoons featuring a serial of satirical flash cartoons about political live in Belarus. The artists fled Belarus in the fear of persecution and have lived in Ukraine since then. Two of their new cartoons will be premiered at transmediale.06.
- Richard Nicolas HELIPADS
The sky of Sao Paolo is always swarming with helicopters: 350 daily departures and landings - or one flight every four minutes. The city ranks first in helicopter air traffic and its air fleet - with 500 counted passenger planes - internationally ranks third after Tokyo and New York. The Brasilian bureau for civil air traffic confirms 220 helipads. The video-performance shows a bird's eye view from the hustle of Sao Paolo and its huge choice of helipads.
Born in 1979 in the French Alps, since 2000 Richard Nicolas partecipates to exhibitions and projects. Through his experience as computer experthe developed programmes, which become artworks through their use. Together with a group of other students from the Academy of Arts in Grenoble he organises the annual art festival "Summertime" and different exhibitions about different themes like "Playground" (2001), "New Deal" (2002) or "Forza Italia" (2001/2002) and prepares installations. Another focal point of his art production is the medium video, which he uses to elaborate details of the everyday life.
The interactive computer game "Bordergames" is the most recent project of the Spanish artist/activist group "La Fiambrera Obrera". With their work, the group addresses teenagers with an immigrant family background. In workshops, these kids' attitudes and opinions about their reality become fundamental for the creation of the plots and settings of the game. They reflect not only on how they perceive themselves or want to have themselves perceived, but also on how they are or feel perceived by society. Here, it is they who decide how they want to have themselves represented. The project contributes to their integration; the kids gain a means of articulation and thus access to the contemporary social debate. At transmediale.06 the audience can actively participate in the design process of the game as well as make other contributions to its further development.
- Dariusz Krzeczek "Luukkaankangas"
The videoinstallation based on 12.000 webcam photographs from the internet taken permanently by the Finnish Road Administration to observe the weather. These are purely function images without any aesthetical claim. Dariusz Krzeczek designs a singular cinematic dramaturgy out of them. The serial montage of the individual images, their disfunctionalizing and gathering gives the streets a peculiar inspiration. They are perceived as organisms that are changing with the play of ligths and shades, with the weather conditions and seasons. The streets pulsate, vibrate, mutate according to seemingly mysterious laws.distributed by sixpack, Wien
Dariusz Krzeczek was born in 1971 in Cracow, Poland. In 1991 he emmigrated to Austria. There he studied at the University of Applied Arts Vienna into the masterclass of Prof. Peter Weibel and Karel Dudesek. His work includes video, DVD's and installations. He developed audiovisual performances and liveacts, with which he took part in various festivals in Vienna, Graz, Cracow and New York amongst others.
- Mai Yamashita & Naoto Kobayashi: When I wish upon a star
The Japanese artist duo Mai Yamashita, born in 1976, and Naoto Kobayashi, born in 1974, work in the fields of performance and video art. They always try to establish a direct relationship to the real world, especially nature. Ever since they had met in the art club of high school in Japan, they have been working together. Both of them studied at MFA Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. Selected group exhibitions: Philip Morris K.K. Art Award 2002 "The First Move", Tokyo International Forum / Japan; 2004, The World is Mine, Hiromi Yoshii Five, Tokyo / Japan; 2005, EMERGENCY 2, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth / UK; 2006, ARS 06, KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki / Finland.
John Butler HUMAN TRIAL
John Butler was born in 1959 in Dublin. He studied Drawing and Painting at Duncan of Jordanstone college of Art, Dundee, from which he also got a Post Diploma. Butler works as 3d animator and designer in Glasgow, mainly for television.
Barbeni, Luca TK_OFF
TK_OFF is an Italian webzine seeking to establish a lively communication between the various operators of digital culture: artists, curators, organizers are addressed by TK_OFF. As an internet communication platform, Teknemedia aims to promote contemporary artistic activites in Italy. Therefore, Teknemedia is a means to get reach contemporary art, a digital guide providing information about art in Italy as well as about the most important international artists and events. In february 2006, there will be launched a blog - created by the webzine's journalists - to enhance communication between the users of TK_OFF.
Su Ballard is an artist, writer and musician whose research focuses on new media art with a particular emphasis on contemporary digital and time-based installation from Aotearoa New Zealand. She is currently on a research residency at the College Internationale des Arts, Paris. She is a convenor of ADA Aotearoa Digital Arts Network and deputy board chair of the Physics Room contemporary art space.
Bajevic, Maja (BA), "Back In Black" (2003), video
Benayoun, Maurice (FR), "Emotional Vending Machine" (2006), interactive installation
Ben-Tor, Tamy (IL/US), "Hitler-the horror and the horrah" (2003), video
Birnbaum, Dara, (US), "Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman" (1978-1979), video
Cuevas, Ximena (MX), "Antes De La Televisión (Before Television)" (1983-1999), video
DeMarinis, Paul (US), "Grind Snaxe Blind Apes" (1997), installation
Filliou, Robert (FR), "And So On, End So Soon, Done 3 Times" (1977), video
Filliou, Robert (FR), "this flag is meant to straddle national border lines" (1974), installation
Gauthier, Jean-Pierre (CA), "Remue-Ménage" (2000-2006), installation
Gilot, Stéphane, (CA), "Video Game - World 2" (2004-2006), interactive installation
Jodi (NL), "Max Payne Cheats Only Gallery" (2005), video-installation
Kim Beom (KR), "Untitled (News)" (2002), video
Levine, Les (US), "I am an Artist" (1975), video
Maciunas, George (LT/US), "Flux Smile Machine" (1971), installation
Messager, Annette (FR), "Ma collection de proverbes" (1974), embroidered pieces of linen
Meyer-Brandis, Agnes (DE), "SGM-Eisberg-Sonde / SGM-Iceberg-Probe" (2005), interactive
Meyer-Keller, Eva (DE), "Death is Certain" (2004), video
Möller, Christian (DE/US), "Cheese" (1975), video-installation
Muntadas, Antoni (ES), "Slogans" (1987), video-installation
Paik, Nam June (KP/US), "The Thinker - TV Rodin" (1978), installation
Pavia, Valérie (FR), "C'est bien la société" (1999), video
Penny, Simon (AU/US), "Petit Mal" (1989-2005), interactive robot
Pomeroy, Jim (US), "Apollo Jest" a.o. (1979), video 3D
Snow, Michael (CA), "That/Cela/Dat" (2001), video-installation
The Yes Men (US), "Dow does the right thing" (2002-2005), video-documentation/installation
Ubermorgen (CH), "G3-PsychOS Generator" (2006), interactive installation
Wegman, William (US), Selected Works (1970-1978), video
White, Norman (CA), "The Helpless Robot" (1987-1996), interactive robot
Perpetual Art Machine
Call for submissions
CALL FOR VIDEO AND THEORY
Invitation to ParticipateCinema-scope and IFAC are seeking video art submissions for:PAM - The Perpetual Art Machineto be premiered as a featured project at the-Scope New York Art Fair March 10-13, 2006.
PAM is an interactive video display installation and network designed to aid in the curatorial process by allowing artists and the viewer to play a more active roll in its outcome.PAM is an international survey of cutting edge and progressive film, video and new media art.PAM is looking for looking for screen based works up to three minutes in length and created after 2001.
Writers and Curators encouraged to take part as well.
Deadline: February 20, 2006, sooner the better
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