Entries came from from all continents, merely from 44 countries, most from United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Serbia, Slovenia, France...
"On 22-23 May, 2009 the fourth edition of Video Vortex will take place in Split, Croatia. The Department of Film and Video at the Academy of Arts University of Split and Platforma 9.81 will organize the event, in collaboration with the Institute of Network Cultures in Amsterdam. After previous events on online video and responses to YouTube in Brussels, Amsterdam and Ankara, this event will focus on the moving image on the Web."
"Selected papers will be publicly presented within the 3rd Inclusiva-net Meeting: NET.ART (SECOND EPOCH). The Evolution of Artistic Creation in the Net-system, that will take place from 2 to 6 March 2009 at the Centro Cultural de Espana en Buenos Aires."
"The third meeting of the Inclusiva-net plattform, that will take place on March 2 through 6, 2009, at theCentro Cultural de España (Cultural Centre of Spain) in Buenos Aires, aims to develop an analysis of the current situation of artistic practices on the Web from various theoretical and critical perspectives. It will comprise a set of seminars, a series of communications chosen from a public call for proposals, and debate sessions."
Density Happens is the first project by madrid-melbourne.org, a site devoted to the analysis of urban life through data exploration and visualisation. Madrid-Melbourne takes as its starting points two cities on two extreme opposites of the planet, but also wide apart in the spectrum of urban design. Between and around these two cities, Density Happens will deploy a continuum of measurements, analyses and visualisations of how different cities solve the diferent challenges posed by the need for urban living.
12 December - 22 February
Location: Gallery 1, Gallery 2, Media Lounge and Public Spaces
DING>>D0NG closes FACT's 2008 programme with bleeps, bangs and electronic noise. Andy McCluskey, Peter Saville and Hambi Haralambous unveil Energy Suite, while The Fragmented Orchestra, 2008 winners of the PRS Foundation's New Music Award, turn the country into a vast networked orchestra, alongside performances of artists and musicians from Liverpool, a city synonymous with music and sound."
FACT - Exhibition - DING>>D0NG
Galeria SENDA presenta la exposición Después del diluvio que reúne, por primera vez en una galería española, la obra plástica del prestigioso artista de origen chino GAO XINGJIAN (Ganzhou, China, 1940), Premio Nobel de Literatura 2000. Una selección de quince obras de reciente producción que incluye trabajos en tinta china sobre tela y papel. En colaboración con el Círculo de Lectores, que presenta simultáneamente obras sobre tela de gran formato.
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"Radiator Festival & Symposium 13-18 Jan 2009, Nottingham
Radiator, the region’s festival for art and media, returns in January 09 to spread rays of hope through the gloom brought about by rumours of Recession.
Through its artistic interventions, Radiator will put theory into practice with projects and events that both position and challenge the dominant forces at work in the urban environment and explore the new territories opened up by hybrid space.
The “Going Underground” project, investigates this infrastructure by placing 5 artists into the urban confines of British cities: Glenn Davidson (Artstation) (UK), Folke Köbberling & Martin Kaltwasser (DE), Ian Nesbitt (UK), Christian Nold (UK), N55 (DK). These artists will act as sleeper agents, observing and gathering information from a range of different sources including; architects, planning departments, city council offices, surveillance, monitoring centre’s and the Police to create new work in response to their research.
The Radiator festival is curated by Anette Schafer & Miles Chalcraft from Trampoline. Trampoline has hosted and curated events in both Nottingham and Berlin since 1997."
Radiator - A new Technology Arts Festival
"Another Tomorrow: Young video art from the collection of the Neue Galerie Graz" -
" The exhibition provides insights into the mechanisms of image perception today against the backdrop of film. The separate positions here exhibited speak for themselves by each posing their own detailed questions. They are inseparable from the developments of technological progress and are closely linked to the development of social power structures. This has found clear expression in very recent times through various strategies for dealing with the visual. While the exhibition “Another Tomorrow” makes formal reference to both TV (monitor presentation) and cinema (with projections on a large scale), the individual positions extend far beyond this limiting framework in being committed to the “post medium” condition. "
Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz - Slought Foundation
The works of Zilvinas Kempinas, who counts among the up-and-coming young artists on the international scene, possess a fascinating lightness and poetry. As a showcase of sensory abstractions, the exhibition presents the mystery of fleeting phenomena and invisible forces: the rotation of wind, shadow as an ornament, the play of reflected light. Minimal means are used to achieve maximum effects: lengths of unspooled videotape moving in currents of air serve as a sculptural material, transforming architecture into an optically buzzing environment or staging a hypnotic play of lines. They become a hall of columns or an abstract cinema, a dance of ribbons, or a sheet across the ceiling that evokes sensations of being underwater. These almost immaterial installations set the museum’s white cube in motion: architectural mass dissolves, the space is charged with energetic freshness, sensory awareness is thrown off balance. Art as flickering, vibrating, hovering, that enchants the eye and makes us dizzy.
Zilvinas Kempinas, born in 1969 in Plunge, Lithuania, lives and works in New York. He will represent Lithuania at the Venice Biennial in 2009.
Pixxelpoint is one of the most successful and renowned festivals of new media art in Slovenia and also abroad. Its purpose is firstly, to bring the information technology and new media art closer to the general public, and secondly, to raise awareness about a different potential to use computer among the young. In previous editions the festival had a big media response and over 3000 visitors visited it every year, so this is a challenge for the organizers to further expand it and trespass the boundaries of the gallery space which has become too small for all the projects which are to be carried out. The exhibition of new media art projects, as the central event of the festival will be mounted at City Gallery Nova Gorica but will include also other locations (Mostovna, Kulturni dom Gorica (Italy) and DAMS (Italy)), besides we will also include a symposium on the given topic, as well as workshops run by guest-lecturers. Accompanying activities will include numerous concerts by well-known music performers.
Pixxelpoint 2008 - International New Media Festival
LIFE & ART 1: TransAgriculture
date: 19 Dec 2008 10:00-17:30
location: V2_, Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam
This event will be streamed live at http://live.v2.nl
Life & Art is a new program series at V2_ focused around the intertwinement of art and life. Asking whether art can be lived or a life can be art takes on a new meaning in an age of genetic technology, financial crisis and living art.
TransAgriculture is a one-day manifestation featuring penetrating introductions to the field, lectures on guerrilla and avant-gardening, and bioart forms.
Come to the kickoff of the Life & Art series on 19 December during Life & Art 1: TransAgriculture, 10:00am-5:30pm.
Lectures and action with guests including:
Prof. René Boomkens, cultural philosopher
Ass. Prof. Natalie Jeremijenko, avant-gardening
Richard Reynolds, guerrilla gardener
Michiko Nitta, Extreme Green Guerrilla
Life & Art 1: TransAgriculture
Banks are falling, the temperature is rising, the food in our supermarkets is expensive and can't even be trusted. We are witnessing the bankruptcy of industrialized agriculture and the notion that we can control nature, culture and society. But think of all the new opportunities this creates for artists! The processes by which we sustain and shape our lives simply can't be controlled from the top down: they work from the bottom up. All modest activities at the micro scale interact and coalesce into the macro systems by which our world is organized. Messy actions downstream lead to solid connections upstream.
This new bottom-up paradigm of interactivity, emergence and complexity is now becoming vitally important in agriculture as well. It strongly informs environmental questions and green thinking. Urban agriculture, homegrown fashion, advanced bioart and guerrilla gardening are some of the themes arising. Other tools for gaining access to the self-organization of life are genetic technology and organic growing. In our research program Life & Art 1: TransAgriculture, we use today's rapidly transforming agriculture as the starter engine - in a technological, artistic, social, cultural, political, economic and gastronomic sense - to challenge artists to harness the full potential of things to come.
Grow your own future!
V2_ : Institute for the Unstable Media