The Santa Fe Art Institute’s
Under the theme COMFORTZONE, the Santa Fe Art Institute brings to Santa Fe an amazing group of artists and writers who focus on the role of the arts in activism. Artists in all disciplines have long served as the voice of conscience, often helping to keep the rest of us from slipping into rationalized states of indifference in the face of some pretty awful realities. These artists and writers approach the world from a different angle, to comment upon or simply bear witness to events and forces that might otherwise be overlooked or ignored. By creating art, they allow the viewer to consider the implications of events on a personal and immediate level. Art has the power to touch the emotions and intellect at the same time, and the directness and power of such work can be life changing. Included in the >COMFORTZONE< exhibition will be work by:
Mel Chin -- Though he is classically trained, Chin’s art, which is both analytical and poetic, evades easy classification. Alchemy, botany, and ecology are but a few of the disciplines that intersect in his work. He insinuates art into unlikely places, including destroyed homes, toxic landfills, and even popular television, investigating how art can provoke greater social awareness and responsibility.
Juan Manuel Echavarria -- Since 1995 Echavarria’s work has been concerned with finding new ways to document Columbia’s grotesquely violent civil conflict. Echavarría’s disturbingly beautiful pictures evoke the dread and human waste of this endless war without presenting a succession of bloody corpses. By turning his camera to the blind spots in the social fabric of Colombia, Echavarría creates a record of violence everywhere.
Harrell Fletcher -- Harrell Fletcher’s work stems from a fundamental need to better connect people and community with art. His brilliance lies not only in fostering the connection between art and audience, but in bringing the audience into the art-making process, blurring the line between art-maker and artviewer.
Coco Fusco -- Coco Fusco is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist and writer. She has performed, lectured, exhibited, and curated around the world since 1988. Her work is provocative, thoughtful, and without a doubt qualifies her as an activist artist.
The Santa Fe Art Institute, an independent educational non-profit organization founded in 1985, is committed to programs that nurture artists and enhance and promote the arts as an essential element of American culture and society. Visit our website at www.sfai.org .
Hans Haacke -- In his work Haacke touches on taboos in the social system, using his art to aim for the nerve-centre of the establishment. He cannot be bracketed in any artistic trend; his works consist of text and photograph, simple direct text, or paint.
Barbara Hammer -- A respected member of the avant-garde and queer film communities for more than 30 years, Hammer has made over 80 films and videos. Her explorations have yielded singular results: daring, unorthodox works exhibiting a dizzying array of visual juxtapositions, colors, textures, and formats that provoke visceral sensations while pulling apart and reconfiguring cultural representations of lesbian history, sexuality and other marginalized narratives.
Edgar Heap of Birds -- The artworks of Hock E Aye VI Edgar Heap of Birds include multi-disciplinary forms of public art messages, large-scale drawings, Neuf Series acrylic paintings, prints, and monumental porcelain enamel-on-steel outdoor sculpture. His work engages the gap that exists between commonly held ideas and the realities of the history of the indigenous peoples of the US.
David Maisel -- David Maisel is a photographer and visual artist who, for more than twenty years, has chronicled the tensions between nature and culture in his large-scaled photographs of environmentally impacted landscapes. His images are simultaneously beautiful and disturbing.
Dyanna Taylor -- Dyanna Taylor, a director and veteran cinematographer, has had a long and distinguished career. Her films explore many of the most pressing issues of social justice and human rights today.
The Santa Fe Art Institute’s
> stromereien 07 - Performance Festival Zürich
2. - 9. August 2007
Am Ufer liegen, dem Strömen der Limmat zuschauen, sich treiben lassen, Neues entdecken, sich anstecken lassen: stromereien 07 überrascht mit Ungewohntem an altbekannten Orten in einer Gegend mit einem eigenwilligen Charakter zwischen urbanem Raum, natürlicher Flusslandschaft und Industriebrache.
In vierzehn Performance-Projekten, die rund um das Tanzhaus Zürich angesiedelt sind, setzen sich Tänzer, Musiker, Performer, bildende Künstler und Theaterleute mit dem ausgewählten Ort und der konkreten Situation auseinander. Während acht Tagen auf geführten Spaziergängen oder an unerwarteten Stellen, tagsüber oder abends, wird das Publikum von Künstlerinnen und Künstlern zum Schmunzeln oder Nachdenken eingeladen. Denn stromereien ist immer auch eine Auseinandersetzung mit (Performance-) Kunst und der Art und Weise, wie Kunst uns anspricht und wodurch wir uns ansprechen lassen.
Ausgewählt wurden die Künstler und Künstlergruppen vom künstlerischen Team des Festivals und einer Fach-Jury. Im Frühjahr trafen sich alle Performer vor Ort, um ihre Projekte vorzustellen und in der Umgebung zu verankern.
Jetzt liegt das Programm fertig vor Ihnen:
Angelika Ächter (Zürich)
Compagnie Drift (Zürich)
Compagnie Efrat Stempler (Berlin/ISR)
Patrycja Germann (Berlin)
God’s Entertainment (Wien)
Foofwa d’Imobilité (Genf)
Hideto Heshiki (Zürich)
Laura Kalauz – nada especial tanz (Zürich)
Andrew Morrish & Hansueli Tischhauser (AUS/Zürich)
plan b (Berlin/UK)
Dorothea Rust (Zürich)
Workshop mit Harm Lux (Berlin), Andres Bosshard (Zürich)
& Stefan Kaegi (Rimini Protokoll, Berlin)
stromereien bietet der Performance Art und insbesondere der site-specific performance eine eigene Plattform. Die ortsspezifischen Projekte eröffnen ungewohnte Perspektiven und neue Einblicke in das zeitgenössische Kunst- und Tanzschaffen, mischen Medien und Sparten.
Veranstaltet wird stromereien alle zwei Jahre vom Verein stromereien in Koproduktion mit dem Tanzhaus Wasserwerk. Als Partner konnte bereits vor zwei Jahren die Fondation Nestlé pour l'Art gewonnen werden, die sich auch dieses Mal wieder engagiert.
DISLOCATE July 24th - August 5th 2007
TOKYO and YOKOHAMA
July 24th - August 5th 2007
Ginza Art Laboratory, Tokyo www.digiart.tv Wednesday - Sunday 3-8pm
Koiwa Project Space, Tokyo Tuesday - Sunday 2-7pm
Opening Event 24th July Koiwa Project Space 7pm onwards
Symposium and Workshops
Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th July 11am - 4pm
ZAIM Yokohama http://za-im.jp
Live Performance 29th July ZAIM 6pm
Dislocate is a project which examines the relationship between art, technology and locality.
Designed to facilitate international dialogue between artists, researchers and the public, Dislocate encourages exchange and reflection upon our experiences and perceptions of the interplay between these elements.
This year the events will focus on our ability to reconnect with our location, seeking to explore, question and debate how can technology be used to heighten our engagement with our surroundings instead of isolating us from our immediate space.
Dislocate aims to explore the potential new media has to increase our awareness of our environment, enhance participation in our locality and community and transform our perceptions of the space we inhabit.
Does new media enable us to plug into our locality, or is disconnection inevitable? As mobile and wireless technologies increasingly enable us to transcend space, our electrical roots are dug up, but are the roots which bind us with a place also cut?
Dislocate will call into question the necessity of an intermediary to our immediate surroundings, asking if mediation is a means of connecting or distancing, an expansion or an obstruction?
Dislocate offers the space to investigate the creative and social potential of new media to engage us with our direct locality and to ask what is the importance of where we are now?
anyON Brings User-Generated TV to the Internet
PDTSILVER SPRING, Md., BUSINESS WIRE --
Ubiquity TV, Inc. today announced the beta availability of anyON(TM), the first and only User-Generated TV software platform for creating and distributing live, broadcast-quality television over the Internet using only a standard PC. The free downloadable anyON software combines scalable broadcast delivery and the social community of the Internet with the ...
Current TV may expand global presence
Current TV, the San Francisco-based channel that uses user-generated content, could be branching into more overseas markets, Current chairman Al Gore said.
VH1, Jack Black and Channel 101 Join to Stem Tide of 'Unacceptable Media
'PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance
TVH1, a unit of Viacom's MTV Networks , along with executive producers Jack Black, Dan Harmon and Rob Schrab and the team from Channel 101, have announced the first step in reforming the runaway user-generated content movement with the newly formed "Acceptable.TV."
TV capitalizes on viewer-created content
Ever conscious of a good trend, TV networks and advertisers are increasingly adopting the YouTube model of viewer-created content.
Brickfish Partners With YouthNoise
San Diego-based Brickfish is in a partnership with YouthNoise, an Internet social entwork site focused on politics. According to YouthNoise, it used Brickfish's platform to allow its users to view, rate, and review user-generated entries in a citizen journalism contest....
PixPulse Users Profit From Content Sales Through Citizen Image
PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance
PixPulse , the leading media publishing platform for enterprises to rapidly build social web applications and deliver media to mobile devices and the Web, today announced an innovative partnership allowing the users of its flagship portal, PixPulse.com, to seamlessly opt-in their text, image, and video content for sale through Citizen Image, the next-generation image agency which professionally ...
Etichette: net tv
International Symposium on Electronic Art 2008 (ISEA2008)
CALL FOR PAPERS, PANELS AND ARTIST PRESENTATIONS
We cordially invite submissions to the conference of the International Symposium on Electronic Art 2008 that will be held in Singapore between 25th * 30th July 2008. The conference is held alongside workshops, courses, exhibitions, performances and other in-conjunction events that will be held for the duration of ISEA2008 from 25th July to August 3rd 2008.
The deadline for submissions will be 30th August 2007. Submissions sent after this date will not be considered.
Please see http://www.isea2008.org/themes.html for more information on the themes.
transmediale.08 – Conspire ...
festival for art and digital culture berlin
29 January - 3 February 2008
club transmediale.08 - Unpredictable
festival for adventurous music and related visual arts
25 January - 2 February 2008
_Call for Entries_
:: Deadline: 7 September 2007
:: Award Ceremony: 2 February 2008
Find the complete call and submission form for download at:
*transmediale.08 - Conspire ... & club transmediale.08 - Unpredictable*
Together, transmediale and club transmediale invite the submission of works and projects for the festival 2008. Submissions for both festivals participate in the transmediale Award 2008, for which an international jury will award prizes totalling ca. 10 000 EUR. Abstracts and papers for a proposed Vilém Flusser Theory Award are also being invited.
As one of the leading international festivals for art and digital culture, transmediale presents and pursues the advancement of artistic positions reflecting on the socio-cultural, political and economic impact of new technologies. It seeks out artistic practices that not only respond to scientific or technical developments, but that try to shape the way in which we think about and experience the technologies which impact virtually all aspects of our daily lives. As such, transmediale understands media technologies as cultural techniques that need to be embraced in order to comprehend, critique, and shape global societies.
club transmediale (CTM) is a prominent international festival dedicated to contemporary electronic, digital and experimental music, as well as the diverse range of artistic activities in the context of sound and club culture. CTM presents projects that experiment with new aesthetic parameters and new forms of cooperation, develop possibilities for informational and economic self determination, and reflect on the role of contemporary music against the backdrop of technological and social transformations. Now more than ever, music emerges as a laboratory for multiform experiments and as an active agent that allows for new cultural techniques to be tested and proffered to the wider world. CTM puts the focus on direct experience, risk-taking and personal interaction, and thereby emphasises the situational potential of live performance, the interplay of various media – sound and image, in particular – and candid exchange between sub-cultural and academic initiatives.
transmediale is a project of the Kulturprojekte Berlin in cooperation with Haus der Kulturen der Welt.
transmediale is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation.
club transmediale is funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds.
Public Mood Ring is a combined internet and spatial installation which displays the emotional condition of public news stories as color hue. It is based on the wearable "mood ring" which chemically changes color according to body temperature. The online artwork responds to participants news concerns and recalibrates the color of the light it casts with intense LED lighting.
Etichette: Public Mood Ring
L’autunno caldo dell’ICT innovativo si dà appuntamento a Settembre a Roma per due giornate intense, baricentro di importanti eventi internazionali: VON Europe, Broadband Business Forum, Video on the Net, un High-Level Experts Meeting di ITU e Videogov.
Attesi oltre 4000 visitatori, provenienti da 12 paesi. Più di 200 relatori internazionali in 41 conferenze specializzate. L' Expo accoglierà circa 150 sponsor, espositori e partner di cui il 25% esteri.
La tappa europea e mediterranea del più importante evento internazionale per la VoIP community e il settore delle IP Communications.
Dal 2005 il più importante appuntamento italiano dedicato al mondo broadband & wireless e alle sue applicazioni. Unica occasione di confronto su questo mercato, sia sul piano normativo che sulle nuove tecnologie in sperimentazione, per operatori, politici e istituzioni.
La TV al bivio: quali i Player e i Business Models del futuro? Finalmente in Europa l’evento internazionale sulle TV digitali.
L'evento dedicato alla videosorveglianza in ambito pubblico, presentata da un punto di vista tecnologico, normativo, sociale e istituzionale.
Nella quarta edizione, approfondimenti sull'Homeland Security, a protezione della
sicurezza pubblica, dei confini nazionali, dei trasporti aeroportuali, ferroviari e portuali.
The future of the Information Society: Evolution and revolution of IP communications
High Level Experts Meeting organizzato da ITU, l'Agenzia dell'ONU per le TLC, volto a fornire una prospettiva internazionale sull’evoluzione delle IP Communications, per identificare e discutere sui paradigmi di comunicazione emergenti e le relative policies, con particolare focus
sull’area mediterranea e sui paesi in via di sviluppo.
Kunsthaus Zürich opens temporary ‘Video Lounge’.
From 7 September to 18 November 2007 Kunsthaus Zürich shows artists’ videos from the 1970s to the present day. The videos belong to a collection begun by Kunsthaus Zürich as one of the very first Swiss art museums to focus on the genre, a collection expanded to this day. The collection, now largely restored, newly catalogued and digitalised, is once again accessible to the general public.
The Video Lounge offers a selection of the best and most striking examples of video art, and thus allows the public to take stock of the entire 40-year history and development of video art to date.
LOUNGE AND PROGRAMME FOR YOUNG VISITORS
Curators Tobia Bezzola and Franziska Lentzsch have assembled 24 pieces to provide viewers with strategic insights. The exhibition is accompanied by a free brochure containing brief technical and narrative notes on the works on view.
The programme is available to be ‘zapped’ through at several stations distributed around the 120 square metres of the Video Lounge. The pieces are less than ten minutes long on average. At 59 minutes in duration, Bessie Nager’s camera trip through Zurich’s various neighbourhoods (‘roadmovie zürich’, 2006) is the longest video. As for Gabriela Gerber and Lukas Bardill’s helicopter ballet, created around the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2000, its 2.22 minutes are less than a commercial video clip. The works exhibited can thus easily be consumed one after the other. On the other hand, the organisers have deliberately not included ‘Untitled: Videos for Venice’ (1995), an installation by Fischli/Weiss featuring 13 monitors each showing 13 tapes and lasting 104 hours in all.
Pieces such as ‘Goldrush’ (Yello, 1987), ‘Reality Hacking #195’ (Peter Regli, 2002), ‘Gordon’s makes us drunk’ (Gilbert&George, 1972) and Zilla Leutenegger’s music video ‘Afrika’ (1999) will particularly appeal to a young crowd. Drinks are expressly permitted in the Video Lounge. And, since children under the age of 16 get in free, the Video Lounge could soon become a hangout for school kids.
FROM PIONEER WORK TO THE PRESENT
In their quest for fresh means of expression, young artists in the mid-1960s discovered videotape and portable video cameras as they were busily rejuvenating 20th-century art. Now, as the 21st century wears on, video has come a long way from the documentation of happenings and the ‘body art’ of those early days, and has established itself as a pillar of the exhibition scene.
KUNSTHAUS BEGAN COLLECTING EARLY ON
Kunsthaus Zürich was quick to catch on to the potential of this new art form, and began to select artists’ videos for collection as early as the late 1970s. Its strategy was to seek out works that highlighted video as an independent and creative artistic medium, and the result is an important and eclectic public store of domestic and foreign video art. At its core are Swiss, German and US productions of the late 1960s and 1970s, with new works being acquired to this day. The collection includes works by such established names as Nam June Paik, Bruce Nauman, Vito Acconci, John Baldessari, Joseph Beuys, Arnulf Rainer, Dieter Roth, Fischli/Weiss, Roman Signer, Pipilotti Rist and Hubbard/Birchler as well as newer figures like Emanuelle Antille, David Chieppo, Cao Fei and Zilla Leutenegger.