We are pleased to announce a new edition of the open-access journal CultureMachine:
CULTURE MACHINE 8 (2006)http://www.culturemachine.net
CONTRIBUTING TO CULTURE MACHINE
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We are pleased to announce a new edition of the open-access journal CultureMachine:
LIBERA LA TUA CITTA'
!Il "Progetto Bolla" nasce a New York dal nostro mito Ji Lee (Art Director and Designer) che incolla 15mila Bolle sui manifesti e sui muri della città: http://www.thebubbleproject.com/
Dopo due settimane scopre che l'esperimento e' perfettamente riuscito, tutte le bolle sono state scarabocchiate e riempite di frasi.Come dirà nel Manifesto: le bolle Incoraggiano la gente a dire la loro, a riempire il balloon con qualsiasi forma di auto-espressione libera dalla censura.Con la sua benedizione il progetto esce dai confini americani, attraversa l'oceano e invade l'Europa! Siamo orgogliosi di rappresentare l'Italia con questo sito che si propone l'obiettivo di raccogliere tutte le vostre "baloonate".
Si parte da Parma. Altre città si aggiungeranno.E' il momento!
Uno dei quadri rubati da un museo brasiliano messo all'asta in internet -
Stolen Rio art put on sale online
One of the paintings stolen from a Brazilian museum was put up for sale on an internet auction site for $13m (£7.4m), according to police.
Henri Matisse's Luxembourg Gardens, which was taken from the Chacara do Ceu museum in Rio de Janeiro, was advertised on a Russian website.
Interview/Article on GIZMONDO by Jonah Brucker-Cohen
As technology gains ubiquity in our everyday lives, a danger exists that we will eventually lose touch with how this increased use effects our natural environment. With a growing reliance on electrical power and silicon chips used in our daily electronics-entrenched existence, the question remains as to how this technological obsession will change our planet in the years to come? Examining this conflict from the inside out is San Francisco-based artist, Amy Franceschini and her ongoing artist-collective, Futurefarmers. Working to both connect us with our fragile environment and engage with the ongoing conflicts of over-consumption, pollution, and sustainability, Franceschini uses technology as a means to both disseminate this concern as well as pose questions about how to rescue us from these potential fates. GIZMODO spoke to Franceschini about her approach in creating digital and analog projects that challenge our perceptions of technology and how a little effort to conserve our resources now can save us all in the future. ""
Name: Amy FranceschiniAge: 35Education: BFA: San Francisco State University,MFA: Stanford UniversityAffiliation: Independent ArtistURL(s):
read complete interview on GIZMONDO
Un invito all’inedito.
A cura di:
Cristiana Campanini, Laura Cherubini, Alessandra Pioselli, Lucilla Sacca'
Elizabeth Aro Riccardo Benassi Izumi Chiaraluce Andrea Cavallari Nicola Di Caprio Ra Di Martino Manuel Ehrenseld Christian Frosi Junko Imade Wilma Kun Elena Nemkova Paolo Cirio + Hans Bernhard + Alessandro Ludovico.
GUARDA LE FOTO DELL'INAUGURAZIONE
A cura di Natasha Bordiglia
INAUGURAZIONE SABATO 4 MARZO ORE 18.30
4 MARZO – 23 APRILE 2006
Sergey Shutov è un artista noto in tutto il mondo e particolarmente a Venezia, dove ha rappresentato la Federazione Russa alla Biennale del 2001, occasione in cui ha esposto la ormai famosa installazione Abakus, e dove ha partecipato alla mostra collettiva Orient Inn nel 2004 a Palazzo Pesaro Papafava.
La prima personale in Italia di Sergey Shutov propone una selezione di opere recenti e un progetto site-specific: Books Project
Non ci sono camuffamenti, l’ornamento non trova spazio nelle sue opere. L’oggetto è riportato “tale e quale”. Sergey Shutov nella serie di dipinti Sky…Sky si appropria dell’iconografia di regime, con i suoi oggetti-feticcio, e le immagini di aerei, missili, elicotteri si stagliano su sfondi che ricordano nella composizione geometrica delle linee i manifesti di propaganda. I simboli non sono però solo quelli dell’Unione Sovietica e così in un altro ciclo di dipinti, Russian Pop Art, Shutov ritrae John Lennon, Andy Warhol utilizzando i modi della figurazione pop: uso di colori non mescolati, modi del disegno tecnico e dell’immagine pubblicitaria. L’intervento si sposta dalla “creazione” al “montaggio”. Nell’installazione A.K.M./Association of Karma Modifications inserisce nelle canne dei cinque kalaschnikow appesi al muro dei simboli religiosi e culturali come la croce o la stella di David: gli obiettivi colpiti o da colpire.
Nato nel 1955 a Potsdam, Germania. Vive e lavora a Mosca, Russia.
Galleria Michela Rizzo, Venezia.
+media art in public urban space+
curated by Michael Alstad and Michelle Kasprzak
March 1 - 31, 2006:
29th minute: Myfanwy Ashmore - 'Mario Trilogy'
59th minute: Kate Armstrong + Michael Tippet - 'Grafik Dynamo'
Year Zero One is pleased to present TRANSMEDIA :29:59, a year long exhibition on the pedestrian level video billboard at Yonge-Dundas Square in downtown Toronto. Launched August 1st 2005, TRANSMEDIA :29:59 features one minute video works 24/7 every half hour on the 29th and 59th minutes.
Featured for the month of March is Myfanwy Ashmore's 'Mario Trilogy' and Kate Armstrong + Michael Tippet's 'Grafik Dynamo'.
Myfanwy Ashmore's Mario Trilogy is three hacked versions of the original Super Mario Brothers video games dumped to single channel video output for Transmedia :29:59. Mario Trilogy is part of the 'CONTROLLER: Artists Crack the Game Code' exhibition at InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre from February 24- March 25, 2006.
Myfanwy Ashmore would like to express her gratitude to year01.com for their support and generosity since the initial mario battle no.1 work was made in 2000 through providing space for the software and dealing with intense hits to the server when it was linked off places like joystiq.com and other RSS newsfeeds.
Kate Armstrong + Michael Tippet’s Grafik Dynamo is a net.art work that loads live images from blogs and news sources on the web into a live action comic strip. The work is currently using a feed from LiveJournal. The images are accompanied by narrative fragments that are dynamically loaded into speech and thought bubbles and randomly displayed. Animating the comic strip using dynamic web content opens up the genre in a new way: Together, the images and narrative serve to create a strange, dislocated notion of sense and expectation in the reader, as they are sometimes at odds with each other, sometimes perfectly in sync, and always moving and changing. The work takes an experimental approach to open ended narrative, positing a new hybrid between the flow of data animating the work and the formal perameter that comprises its structure.
Grafik Dynamo is a 2005 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. (aka Ether-Ore) for its Turbulence web site. It was made possible with funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
Myfanwy Ashmore graduated from the Sculpture-Installation department at the Ontario College of Art in 1996, and received her MFA from York University in 1998. She has been the recipient of numerous grants as well as awards from various councils and artist run centres. Most recently she was nominated and short listed for the prestigious 2003 K.M. Hunter award through the Ontario Arts Council. She has exhibited internationally in Amsterdam, Chicago, Seoul and Philadelphia alongside Yoko Ono, Sol Lewitt, Liam Gillick, Robert Gober, George Brecht, Oliver Wittchow, lo-bat and COVOX.
Kate Armstrong is an artist and writer with interest in contemporary practices with particular emphasis on new media art, networks, distributed experience, and hybrid fields. Her artwork centres around text and experimental narrative, especially open forms that bring poetics and network function together. In the past this has taken a variety of forms including net art, psychogeographical work, audio, mobile applications, and painting. She is currently making pieces that use robotics to bring networked and responsive information into tactile, sculptural space. Armstrong also works collaboratively with bnode in the field of public art and organizes Upgrade Vancouver, monthly gatherings around art, technology and culture, in conjunction with the international Upgrade network. She has written for P.S 1/MoMA, the Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, TrAce, Year Zero One, and The Thing, as well as for catalogue publications. Her first book, Crisis & Repetition: Essays on Art and Culture, was published in 2002.
Michael Tippett has a decade of experience creating and managing technology businesses. With expertise in design, namespace, distributed & mobile media and wireless technology, Tippett's media background is in pioneering new forms of networked content. His newest venture, NowPublic.com, uses emerging technologies like camera phones, digital cameras, blogging tools and RSS standards to change the way news is created and distributed. NowPublic lets people build their own news - providing a hub for citizen reporting and for viewing world events though the prism of an alternate, distributed, real time media. ).
The day has finally arrived for the opening of Your Adelaide Bank Festival of Arts 2006.
It's been such an exciting week for the dedicated Festival team. We have been bumping in sets all over Adelaide, getting ready for tonight's official opening.
Elder Park is where the main action is with Studio Festi gearing up for their FREE performance of Il Cielo che Danza (The Dancing Sky) at 9pm.
This team of performers are fresh from their stunning opening ceremony performance at the Torino Winter Olympics in Italy - this is an event not to be missed!!
Listen for the Bells
At 8.25pm tonight the bells from the three main bell towers in Adelaide - the Adelaide Town Hall, St Francis Xavier Cathedral and St Peters' Cathedral - will ring out as a calling to the people of Adelaide to make their way down to Elder Park for the evening's festivities, which start at 9pm. Everyone is encouraged to bring, and ring their own bells to join us in welcoming the Festival.
The Plan for Il Cielo che Danza (The Dancing Sky) in Elder Park
There are several road closures in effect from 6pm tonight (March 3) and from 3pm on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 March. Please refer to the below map, to enable you to plan your night appropriately.
If you have any questions about road closures, please click here.
The Peoples' Portrait
Located at the King William Street end of Rundle Mall, this big screen features snapshot portraits 24 hours a day from Adelaide, New York (Times Square), Beijing, Linz (Austria) and Seoul. Conceptualised and produced by Chinese-American Zhang Ga, The Peoples' Portrait is a world-wide, real-time internet portraiture project.
And it needs you to take part - When in Rundle Mall, have your photo taken at the capture kiosk (located at the west end of Rundle Mall, during business hours) and be part of the instantaneous, collective and truly global portraiture project. For more information, click here.
SPECIAL LATE ANNOUNCEMENT: THE ROBOTS ARE COMING!
To mark the RoboticMusic exhibition and concerts at The Sage Gateshead, AV announce a special presentation by robot pioneer, Fuminori Yamazaki at iXs Research Corp <http://www.ixs.co.jp/robot.html>, who assisted Suguru Goto in the construction of RoboticMusic. In the Seminar Room at The Sage Gateshead on Saturday 4 March 1600 - 1630.
Yamazaki will give a presentation outlining another of his robot projects - a humanoid robot with remarkable expressive capabilities.
Humanoid robots are one of the specialised types of robot construction happening in Japan today. The humanoid robot Yamazaki will show can mimic human motion. It can walk, jump and even do a highly gymnastic forward roll! In this presentation, the robot will perform in The
Seminar Room at The Sage Gateshead, whilst Yamazaki presents video clips of its construction. This is a unique opportunity to have an insight into cutting edge robotic development from Japan.
Admittance to the presentation is free, but admittance is managed on a first come, first served basis. Arrive early to be sure of a seat.
Upstairs in the Northern Rock Foundation Hall, Japanese composer Suguru Goto will present his orchestra comprised entirely of robots. The orchestra is a series of roboticised acoustic instruments, such as a Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Cymbal, Gong, and Pipe, which have been created by Suguru Goto with the assistance of Yamazaki. Unlike a normal musical ensemble, the robots themselves perform the music. Without the constraints of biology, the robots can play at great speeds and without resting, resulting in very complex music which can not be played by
human performers. Yet despite their machinistic nature, each robot resembles a part of the human body. In their lifelike motion, the robots uncannily mimic the performative gestures of a human musician.
For more information on AV Festival see www.avfest.co.uk.
The Team of LifeLike: the AV Festival 06
NewcastleGateshead, Sunderland, Middlesbrough
2 - 12 March 2006.
IZOLENTA /06 International Digital Film Festival
is happy to inform you that we are ready to accept your art-works for the contest of
IZOLENTA/06 Festival. All of the works sent will be divided into four categories:
The Festival is held on May, 13-14, 2006 at the re-newed territory of Griboyedov club.
The aim of the festival is development of the national culture in the spheres of movie-making
and technologies of the modern world, search for new talents and vanguard trend.
We target at revealing the process of developing the new cinema philosophy based upon the
availability of the movie-making process. It helps to widen the abilities of the digital
cinema language as well as to trace the interrelations of various visual arts' sections such as fiction and documentary, experimental movies and animation. It can also become a good
starting point for directors, artists and animators.
"There are few of those how accept the fact that such a way of movie-making is far more
convenient that using film for shooting, - says Sundance Independent Film Festival program
director, Jeff Gilmore. - Video will not replace movies. Still digital video has already started
changing the image of independent film-shooting.
New trchnologies found their place with such directors as Spike Lee, Gus Van Sant, Lars von Trier, and many others.
Where should stay digital video - shall it stay with dramas and risky projects while film will be
used for high budget multimillion studio works?
Will we see any more talents or we are going to drawn in the pile of ordinariness?
These are the questions that are to be solved within the currence of time. IZOLENTA
International Film Festival will help to find the answers today.
IZOLENTA/06 Film Festival Commitee:
Head Torkay Nastya
193036 Russia Saint-Petersburg, 67 ulitsa Marata
The works, excepted for the competition, should be created by digital video-, audio- and computer devices and they should be made not later than the 1st of January, 2005. The length - no more than 30 minutes.
Each participant is to present only one work in every category.
The selection board will except the works till the 20th of April 2006.
We urgently recommend:
Please, pack your works attentively and put in the envelope the filled-in entry form of the participant. On the envelope legibly write the following: "Digital film festival IZOLENTA/06" and the title of the category.
You should either bring your works to "Griboedov" club: St.Petersburg, Voronezhskaya street, 2a, or send by mail to the following address: 191119, St. Petersburg, house 67, flat 36, for Anastasia Torkay
Web Awards Finalists
We are pleased to reveal the 2006 Web Awards Finalists -- all sites that have launched or been completely redesigned in 2005.
concorso internazionale di progettazione grafica.
Il tema: "prostituzione"
QUANTO project vuole addentrarsi nel significato della parola "prostituzione", sia morale che sessuale.
I grafici coinvolti interpreteranno la tematica utilizzando il mezzo visivo che permetterà nuovi spunti di riflessione
Dead Line: 01.06.06
Sito ufficiale: www.quantoproject.com
Mostra: dal 02 settembre 2006 presso Cz95 www.cz95.org - Venezia
International Graphic Design competition
The "Graphic Works"competition"QUANTO" is inviting all the graphic people of the world.It is the intention of the competition's organizers to allow the participants ample freedom to interpret and tell graphically what is the" Prostitution World".
Concours international d'art graphique
Thème: "La prostitution"
QUANTOproject veut mettre en lumière un thème qui de plus en plus tend à se cacher et à devenir souterrain. Les participants pourront interpréter puis raconter au moyen de l’art graphique ce qu’est le « monde de la prostitution », morale ou sexuelle, suscitant ainsi de nouvelles réflexions...
International Graphic Competition
Noise & Disturbance Amplifier System for Harddisks
“Harddisko” is an installation piece dealing with raw computer sounds. Rhythmic noises are evolving from sixteen harddrives, which are orchestrated through simple power circuits. By cutting the harddisk's power in varying sequences and amplifying the peculiar sound characteristics of each drive, an unpredictable acoustic and visual interplay is takingplace.
Defective harddisks are being collected from different PC shops, companies and institutions in the exhibition's local area. Each harddrive's casing is being removed and a special sound pickup is mounted on the drive's read head and connected to a sound mixer.
As soon as a drive recieves power, it conducts an initialization procedure with the heads moving in a specific pattern and generating sounds. These patterns vary throughout different manufactors, models, production series, firmware versions and the disk's history. The drives of the exhibit are placed within several individually controllable power circuits using interval switched power supplies.
Zürich, September 2004 Electronic Music Event
organised by ANORG [http://anorg.ch]
Vienna, June 2004 Performance and Window Installation
Schikaneder - bar [http://www.schikaneder.at]
Vienna, June 2004 Exhibition
Kunsthalle - museum [http://kunsthallewien.at]
organised by the University of Applied Arts Vienna
Zürich, January 2004 Experimental Hardware Laboratory
Rüdigerstrasse - squat and cultural center [http://www.ruediger.tk]
organised by the Media Art Class in Zürich
SOUND SAMPLES & PICTURE GALLERY
Please refer to [http://harddisko.ch.vu]
Vernissage: Freitag, 3. März ab 19.00 Uhr
Performance: Minimal Dervish - Harddisko in concert with Fabio Papa
Donnerstag, 16. März ab 20.00 Uhr, Bar ab 19.00 Uhr
Ausstellung bis Sonntag, 2. April