Digital Arts: Where Aesthetics and Science Meet Vision
Digital Arts: Where Aesthetics and Science Meet Vision
Sabato 4 Marzo
"Recuperate Le Vostre Radici Quadrate"
nell'ambito di Tecnoteatro 8.0
Hiroshima Mon Amour - via Bossoli, 83 - Torino
INGRESSO GRATUITO dalle ore 21
music: TVZ - The Violet Zoo
performers: Scemenzo - Tania Oggero
multimedia director: Fabric'e
Nella stessa serata si esibiranno:
CCC CNC NCN; 3QUIETMEN & VISUAL CORPORATION; MOTOR;PAOLA CHIAMA &
ALESSANDRO AMADUCCI; EVELINA DOMNITCH & DMITRY GELFAND
da giovedì 2 a sabato 4 marzo - HMA- Torino
Ritorna il circo tecnologico ad alta capacità creativa negli spazi di Hiroshima Mon Amour: suoni, immagini e parole come non vi aspettate.
TecnoTeatro, il free festival delle nuove forme di arte e di spettacolo, è diventato un appuntamento seguito con grande interesse dalla critica specializzata e da un pubblico sempre più numeroso e attento: dopo sette edizioni, è ormai un meeting consolidato, un punto di riferimento per artisti italiani e stranieri che lavorano nel campo dell’innovazione e della sperimentazione.
La formula è sicuramente uno dei punti di forza della manifestazione: ogni serata è gratuita ed è costruita come una sorta di programma circense contemporaneo: più numeri si susseguono, con eventi in contemporanea nelle tre sale attrezzate di Hiroshima Mon Amour, con la stessa dignità di spazio per gli avvenimenti più spettacolari e per gli approfondimenti.
In questa edizione le performance/installazioni sono le produzioni residenti: permetteranno agli spettatori di riflettere sulla demarcazione tra le varie forme d’arte.
L’ingresso a tutti gli spettacoli è gratuito
(USA 2006. Cert 15)
A new film from Critical Art Ensemble
Commissioned and produced by The Arts Catalyst
Part of the AV Festival 06
Saturday 4 March 2006, 6.45pm
Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle
Tickets: £5/£3 (includes a glass of wine)
Tickets are available from the Tyneside Cinema Box Office on 0191 232
The World Premiere of a new film Marching Plague by Critical Art Ensemble is presented on 4 March at the AV Festival 06.
Filmed on location on the Isle of Lewis in North West Scotland, the film presents a powerful critique of UK-US bio-weapons research and addresses the paranoia surrounding bio-terrorism. It centres on Critical Art Ensemble's recreation of some of the secret sea trials conducted by the UK government in the 1950s off the coast of Scotland, which investigated the airborne distribution of bacterial agents including plague.
Commissioned by The Arts Catalyst, Marching Plague will be screened at Tyneside Cinema, and is followed by a panel discussion with Steve Kurtz and Steve Barnes of US art collective, Critical Art Ensemble. The film seeks to expose the relative ineffectiveness of germ warfare compared with more conventional terrorist weapons, and to highlight the diversion of resources from pressing medical research to high-cost bioweapons research programmes in the current climate of fear of terrorist attacks.
Steve Kurtz, a founding member of Critical Art Ensemble, is currently at the centre of one of the most controversial court cases thrown up by George Bush¹s Patriot Act. In 2004 when his wife Hope died naturally of heart failure at their home, Kurtz called the authorities. The police, finding science equipment and art materials used by Critical Art Ensemble¹s in their ongoing work, called in the FBI. Kurtz was detained and investigated for bio-terrorism. He was later charged with mail fraud and wire fraud. He faces up to 20 years in prison and the US Justice Department is still seeking charges relating to biological weapons.
Marching Plague will also be screened at the ICA, London, in May, and is part of the Whitney Biennial, New York, March - May 2006.
More information on The Arts Catalyst at www.artscatalyst.org
The AV Festival 06 is the UK's newest, and largest, international
festival of film, digital arts and music, electronic art, games and new
More information on Critical Art Ensemble:
More information on the case surrounding Steve Kurtz¹s legal case:
Marching Plague is supported by Arts Council England.
Taxi and Harp
Modified taxi communication system way out of normal bands, on 11755 Khz.
What on earth is it doing there? It's local, but not _that_ local.
Modification: extreme hiss filter elimination, saving hiss.
This is a long (17+ minutes) Alpine zither (guitar zither, concert zither) improvisation, unmodified. At times there are errors. I'm still exploring the sonic 'territory' of the zither, playing in non-traditional ways.
It's a difficult instrument, often needing tuning or retuning. Both left-hand and right-hand techniques are odd; the left stops strings on a fretboard with both fingers and the side of the thumb, and the right (I think!) generally uses the thumb with a pick for the fretboard strings, the other fingers working the 27 or so open (harp) strings. I've changed the technique, using the thumb and three fingers of the right hand anywhere -
i.e. on the open or fretted strings, and occasionally plucking with the left hand fingers as well.
A short modified (with high hiss removal) zither piece, reasonably sparse.
(The zither music I've heard is all relatively slow, but I assume this is just happenstance, what I've come across.) In any case, more exploration of sonic territory, complete with errors and folk patterning.
From: Alan Sondheim http://www.asondheim.org/harp1b.mp3
Subject: [NetBehaviour] Taxi and Harp
To: netbehaviour list
"The Internet revolution isn't one of communications and technology alone - it touches the very social fabric of our world. Sexuality and desire are foregrounded everywhere..."
**Addictive TV Comes to Watermans**
Watermans are thrilled to present a one-off live cinema performance by superstar audio visual artists Addictive TV.
World leading audio/visual artists Addictive TV give a rare performance of their acclaimed live cinema project, The Eye of the Pilot, and a special screening of material from the sell-out Optronica visual music festival they organised in association with the bfi National Film Theatre.
"The Eye of the Pilot" a live cinema performance + Optronica : a special screening of visual music animations
Remixing the incredible 8mm colour archive of French airline pilot, Raymond Lamy, filmed during his travels in the 1950's, Addictive TV's The Eye of the Pilot is a musical and visual travelogue with an original soundtrack by the group, featuring live guitar from Alejandro de Valera.
The journey takes audiences to places such as Karachi, Ivory Coast, Saigon, Tahiti and San Francisco, capturing the romantic innocence of the world at a time when traveling with a home movie camera was still highly unusual. The performance gives a rare glimpse into the beginnings of a world that we all now take for granted - where the recording of images and international travel are common place.
Using hi-tech creative multimedia tools and modern aesthetics, Addictive TV integrate the old and the new, fusing more than just music and images, as they evocatively bring to life film from over half a century ago.
Voted #1 VJ in DJ Magazine's 2004 first ever worldwide VJ poll,
Addictive TV are a London based group of audio/visual artists and producers.
Performing their audio/visual shows internationally, criss-crossing the art and club worlds, Addictive TV have played at venues from the Pompidou Centre in Paris to Tokyo superclub Ageha and have collaborated with artists including Howie B and 808 State.
NODE.London march '06
Watermans is proud to be contributing three events to NODE.London march '06 - a one month collective presentation of London-wide media arts activity designed to raise the visibility of media arts practice in and around the capital.
Addictive TV "The Eye of the Pilot"
Fri 10 Mar 7.45pm
BackStrikesEmpire by Igloo
Thu 9 Mar - Sun 30 Apr
SonicRecycler2 - Presented by Sprawl, Brentford Recycling Action Group
Sat 8 April from 4pm
BackStrikesEmpire by Igloo
Thu 9 Mar - Sun 30 Apr
Gallery Open daily 12 - 10pm
BackStrikesEmpire, a twin screen installation, is part two of Igloo's moving images trilogy that uses dance and customised design software to reflect the interaction between people and landscape and to illustrate the interpretation of the human imagination on the environment.
Shot on recent travels in Western Australia and New South Wales, the images and choreographed narratives interweave to challenge notions of the reality of nature and how it can be influenced by individual experience and collective mythology.
Sprawl, Brentford Recycling Action Group & Watermans Present
Sat 8 April from 4pm
Tickets £8 (£6 concessions)
Box Office & Information 020 8232 1010
Films 6 - 8pm - Theatre
Live Acts 8 - 11pm - Theatre
DJs & Stalls From 4pm in Bar Area
Following on from 2003's inaugural event, Watermans, curator Douglas Benford (Sprawl) and the Brentford Recycling Action Group present SonicRecycler2, an exclusive mix of audio & visual artists and DJ's creating new work by reinventing, sampling, or recycling, pre-existing sounds and music.
The artists involved will explore a range of provocative & entertaining musical styles, including folk, pop, experimental/impro, chill-out and electronica - creating recycled digital sounds.
PLENUM at NodeL
- A plenary meeting session in * 12* hours,* 5* acts ,* 2* interludes.
- Plus* the optional* epilogue.
- 7pm, March 25 to 7am, March 26, 2006 (door opens 6pm)
- Lime House Townhall, East London
- admission by a piece of raw (meat, fish, veggie +++++++++++)
PLENUM is a
in association with Open Congress and Boxing Club
PLENUM is a novel event format governed by a live-algorithm that can
variably be adapted to a number of issues affecting communities, groups
and initiatives within the independent, self- organising framework of
net culture today.
PLENUM refers to the space of open public meetings and public
speeches/debates as a commons. The project relates to the current
discourse on open source software and open culture practice. It
strives to probe consensual and participatory organisations, hold to account
notions of transparency, shared commons and the underlying power
PLENUM comes out of KOP's
Commons/Tales and its "RULE OUT: Autonomy takes on Openness" workshop
session at Open Congress, Tate Britain 2005. PLENUM at NodeL takes into
account the media funding initiative and self-organizing efforts that
produces this citywide London media season of March, 2006. On a larger
scheme, PLENUM is concerned with the poly-independent system that we
In collaboration with
acts with readily extendible Pd (pure data), SuperCollider patches or
any networked OSC-enabled code. The software is concerned with an
interface which operates in two directions - from the realm of
speculative or expanded software (aka. the social) to the reduced yet
equally effective realm of codified software and (as output, as
interference, as noise) the entry of executed results back. A
repetitive return trip. A two way street.
We invite media practitioners , cultural workers , Pders and all
coders in any chosen language, who are part or not part of NodeL as
speakers, moderators, performers, and participants for PLENUM's 12
tour de force. With an aim at developing a working module for agenda
setting and self-organization, PLENUM further explores the tension
between the individual and the group voice, the human material and
machine factor, the coming together and the falling apart, ultimately,
the potential escalation of arguments leading to the (un)aviodable
crash of self-made social units. Hopefully, a final walk out to River Thames
at sunrise would revive the drained codes and souls.
Call for participants and Pd-ers, please register and sign on
A Node.London event - http://www.nodel.org/
CONFLUX 2006 - September 14 - 17. 2006
Conflux is the annual New York City festival where visual and sound artists,writers, urban adventurers, researchers and the public gather for four days to explore the physical and psychological landscape of the city.
Say hello to Brooklyn! In 2006, Conflux will be held in Brooklyn for the first time. McCaig - Welles Gallery in Williamsburg will serve as our headquarters, with events taking place in and around the gallery.
Conflux 2006 is produced by Glowlab and curated by Glowlab and iKatun.
HOW TO APPLY
Please read the guidelines below, and enter your submission online at:
EVOLUTION 2006: 3-9 April, Leeds, UK
Lumen present Evolution 2006, their fifth seriesof events, screenings and performances exploring avant-garde approaches to film, video and sound.
Live performances by Tony Conrad,
Jürgen Reble/Thomas Köner and Guy
Sherwin. Talks and retrospective screenings with
Michael Snow and Rose Lowder. Screenings of new
artists' film and video from around the world
including work by Fred Worden, Ben Rivers, Ximena
Cuevas, George Kuchar, Laure Prouvost, Manuel
Saiz, Oliver Bancroft, Jayne Parker, Wenhua Shi,
Masha Godovannaya and others. Workshops on video
synthesis and Super 8 filmmaking with LoVid and
no.w.here. Installations by Michael Snow and
Karen Mirza/Brad Butler.
View the full programme online at:
Funded by Arts Council England Yorkshire with key financial support from The University of Huddersfield, The University of Leeds (The School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies), Screen Yorkshire, Goethe Institut and Institut
Francais. Special thanks to the support of Leeds Film and Leeds City Art Gallery. Sponsored by GNER, Queens Hotel Leeds, Jurys Inn Leeds and Fastsigns. Expanded Cinema performances sponsored by The Wire magazine.
Call for Internet based work
extended deadline: 1 April 2006
On 31 December 2005,
the global networking project
[R][R][F]2005--->XP by Agricola de Cologne
but it was reborn on 1 January 2006 as
Since its start in March 2004, the RRF project (Remembering-Repressing-Forgetting) has become one of the most successful Internet based project environments of its kind.
Dealing with the thematical aspects of "memory & identity",it represents a unique collection of collective memory by including artworks by more than 650 artist, 50 curators and numerous virtual and physical organisations and institutions from all parts on the globe.
RRF was presented until these days nearly 50 times in virtual and physical space in most different constellation - details see also NetEX - networked experience
all recent news can be found also on http://netex.nmartproject.net/
For the new season 2006/2007, but particularly also for a new context in Cologne/Germany
- [R][R][F]2006--->XP is invited to become a part of
KlangDrang Festival 2006 www.klangdrang.org , a Cologne based soundart festival, in form of an interactive media exhibition to take place in October 2006 -
is inviting artists working with New Media to submit their
latest Internet based projects dealing with the theme "memory" in a narrow or wider sense, including aspects of identity, violence, human rights, controll (surveillance), globalisation and much more, see also the "Memory Channels" on
All details and the entry form can be found on
the call is also available for download as PDF
NetEX - networked experience
is a free information service provided by
Dance New Amsterdam presents two ongoing series at their new home at 280 Broadway. Trace the diversity of DNA with GENE POOL, a sampling of work from choreographers who contribute in countless vital ways to the organization's success. The RAW MATERIAL series is a juried program that searches for new stars in the galaxy of New York choreographers.
Gene Pool: March 10-12
RAW Material: March 17-19, June 9-11