Community Metrics is an interactive installation by the artist Christian Nold.
It is situated in Nottingham at the Broadway Media Centre as part of the Radiator Festival.The kiosk allows people to press large 'Yes' and 'No' buttons in response to a series of panning portraits and on-screen questions. The buttons allow people to 'rate' each others, and if they choose, to have their own portrait taken. The image below is a screenshot of the visulisation mode of the installation. The image is automatically updated every 30 minutes with a live image from the installation. The project will be running until the end of January 2009.
Community Metrics - Christian Nold
Community Metrics is an interactive installation by the artist Christian Nold.
"Pervasive 2009, the Seventh International Conference on Pervasive Computing, will be held May 11-14, 2009 in Nara, Japan.
This annual conference is the premier forum for researchers to present their latest results in all areas related to architecture, design, implementation, application and evaluation of pervasive computing."
"CALL FOR PAPERS
1st Workshop on Pervasive Advertising
In conjunction with Pervasive 2009
May 11, 2009 - Nara, Japan
Submission Deadline: February 10, 2009
“The only sure things in life are death, taxes and advertising. Although pervasive technologies cannot avoid death or lessen the pain from
taxation, advertising is fertile ground for research on pervasive technologies.”"
Near Future Laboratory
"It's TED's 25th anniversary. But instead of looking back, we're looking forward. Everyone on the program will be premiering something: a thrilling discovery, a revolutionary idea, a powerful invention, a spectacular piece of art, a first-time performance. We'll share undiscovered talent and shed new light on names you know. And then, of course, there's another great unveiling: our new home in Long Beach, California, and our new simulcast home in Palm Springs, California."
TED2009: The Great Unveiling
"FILE MEDIA ART is opening registrations for its tenth edition, that will be held at Sesi Paulista's cultural space, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in the period from July 27th to August 31st,2009.
Think of an internet which is not only made of online stores, homebanking services, emails, and portals. The new media may be much more than just their original functions. Media Art shows how to 'soften' the hardness of functionality and to create an environment of creativity and artistic discussion."
FILE MEDIA ART 2009 | Call for entries | Eletronic Language International Festival
"The 2009 edition of the Festival (March 30 to April 4) is to receive a national and international programming of well-known artists, in the fields of performing arts, video, electronic music, dance, sound creation and new media."
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: International Festival of Visual Arts and New Media
From Friday 16 January BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art will present the participatory exhibition LEARNING TO LOVE YOU MORE. The exhibition, organised in collaboration with Middlesbrough artist Nicky Peacock, consists of public responses to assignments created by international artists Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher.
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
Learning To Love You More is not only a website; it's also a series of exhibitions in museums, galleries, schools, senior citizens centers, radio shows and film festivals. The shows are comprised of work that we select from the web site for a particular exhibit, or in some cases all of the reports for a certain assignment will be used. Participants are asked to mail their completed assignments to the location of the show.
Learning To Love You More
Argos - Open Lounge
Videoscreening with: Herman Asselberghs, Orla Barry, Hans op de Beeck, Antonin de Bemels, Manon de Boer, Joëlle de la Casinière, Peter Downsbrough, Lili Dujourie, Michel François, Dora Garcia, Johan Grimonprez, Adam Leech, Jacques Lennep, Jacques Lizène, Vincent Meessen, Messieurs Delmotte, Thierry de Mey/Anne-Teresa de Keersmaeker, Wendy Morris, Sophie Nys, Jacques-Louis Nyst, The Otolith Group, Ria Pacquée, Eric Pauwels, Nicolas Provost, Koen Theys, Joëlle Tuerlinckx
Argos – Open Lounge is presented not so much as an exhibition in the traditional sense but more, like Argos itself, as an open laboratory. There is also an invitation to consult videos by contemporary artists and video pioneers of the 1970s and 1980s individually.
: "ShiftSpace is an open source browser plugin for collaboratively annotating, editing and shifting the web."
ShiftSpace | An open source layer above any webpage
ART FAIR TOKYO 2009 will be the largest art fair we have ever presented with more than 140 exhibitors. This year ART FAIR TOKYO is pleased to present work from 18 international galleries originating from 13 countries and cities from around the world.
アートフェア東京 ART FAIR TOKYO
"The paintings of the Pre-Raphaelites shocked contemporary society and still fascinate today. The members of the group, which was active in England in the mid-19th century, turned against what they perceived as the insipid, artificial artistic ideals of the day, instead seeking earnestness and honesty in art.
And indeed, in their depictions of contemporary England they instilled a social commitment that was as radical as it was strong. Many of their paintings also show historical scenes of love, passion, life and death. In style, their work is noted for its predominantly decorative idiom, making use of brilliant, clear colours and a stylised ideal of beauty. The border between dream and reality is frequently blurred."
The Pre-Raphaelites - Nationalmuseum.se
All of us, at one time or another, have taken liberty with images that we come across in newspapers or magazines, with posters pasted on street corners or the packaging on our dinner tables. The same curiosity and youthful irreverence that provoked Marcel Duchamp to delicately deface a reproduction of La Joconde almost a century ago has encouraged generations of artists since to make their own marks on the images that surround them. There are many examples of such activity, and this exhibition can only provide a glimpse of the ways in which artists today are working to make sense of, and stir our awareness of, the bombardment of visual images to which we are continually subjected.engholm engelhorn galerie
"Call for entries
Tekfestival – Rome, May 2009
'Tekfestival. At the borders of the world... inside the west' is an international showcase of independent and social cinema.
*Tekfestival accepts feature films, shorts and documetaries for the 8th edition, that will take place in Rome in May 2009.
Tekfestival returns in the city of Rome for the eighth year. Tekfestival is the annual appointment with italian and international independent and social cinema. This year for the first time Tekfestival will take place in an area very dear to us: the Pigneto (Nuovo cinema L'Aquila)."
tekfestival - Home
"How does the public participate in political debate? What makes up public opinion? What is meant by public space?
The significance of the social plays a central role in the discourse of art. Terms such as participation, collaboration, social turn, or community-based art have noticeably influenced both the production and reception of art in recent years.
The exhibition project Playing the City is an attempt to open up public space as a collective, free, and configurable space. Roughly twenty international artists, including David Byrne, Ulf Aminde, Dara Friedman, Dora Garcia, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Sharon Hayes, will turn downtown Frankfurt into a site of numerous activities and situations, ranging from performances to guerrilla actions. At the same time, an office and exhibition space, where all the actions will be organized, logistically managed, commented on, and documented, will be set up in one of the Schirn’s galleries.
Curator: Matthias Ulrich"
PLAYING THE CITY - EXHIBITIONS - SCHIRN KUNSTHALLE FRANKFURT
"The group exhibition Experimenta FOLKLORE concerns the phenomenon folklore as a musical element within contemporary art production. The title of the project refers to the 'Experimenta' series that was founded in Frankfurt in the 1970s and conceived as an international, experimental and boundary transcending theatre festival. It is considered to have been an important influence on the experimental music scene of that time.
Folklore can have both a mythical element as well as still contain the capacity to grapple with the worldly traditions of everyday life and the significance that advanced technology has in a post-modern world."
“Experimenta FOLKLORE” presents works of Olaf Breuning, Sung Hyung Cho, Marie-Clémence & Cesar Paes, Factotum, Jeremy Deller & Alan Kane, Uroš Djurić, Michael Dreher, Lilian Franck, Andy Holden, Honey-Suckle Company & Konrad Sprenger, Dani Jakob, juneau/projects/, Johanna Kandl/H. & J. Kandl, Kostüm Total (Alexander Györfi & Peter Holl), Thomas Kratz, Arto Lindsay, f.marquespenteado, Jonas Ohlsson, Georges T. Paruvanani, Claus Richter, Duncan Ross, Jim Shaw, Shimabuku and Nicole Wermers.
Frankfurter Kunstverein - Ausstellungen
THE WAY I ARE
In which slang is proposed as a means through which to consider elaborations and modulations of visual imagery and formal methods within various art practices.
January 21-March 1, 2009
curated by Katie Bethune-Leamen
Valerie Blass, Anthony Burnham, Robert Fones, Martin Golland, Jen Hutton, Kelly Jazvac, John Massey, Elizabeth McIntosh, Planningtorock and Tony Romano
"The exhibition It happened in your Neighbourhood. Contemporary Art in Quebec City opened its doors this week at the National Gallery of Quebec"
read all on Marc Gauthier - Blog Archive - Contemporary art in Quebec City
DHC/ART presents the North American premiere of
“Music like you’ve never seen before and art like you’ve never heard before”.
-Interview magazine (on Christian Marclay)
DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art is pleased to present the North American premiere of Christian Marclay’s REPLAY, a major exhibition gathering works in video by the internationally acclaimed artist. REPLAY features spectacular large-scale projections and dramatic sound.
Among the works presented in the exhibition are Gestures (1999), Crossfire (2007), Mixed Reviews (1999 - 2001) and the centerpiece of the exhibition Video Quartet (2002), a large, four-screen projection featuring hundreds of clips from old Hollywood films, with actors and musicians making sound or playing instruments. An elaborate audio-visual collage,Video Quartet is a visually stunning and aurally complex work which builds masterfully to a proper musical composition.
Christian Marclay explores the fusion of fine art and audio cultures, transforming sounds and music into visible, physical form, through performance, collage, sculpture, installation, photography and video. The outcome is a full sensory experience where the realms of image and sound are combined with a sharp pop-culture sensibility and the traditions of avant-garde artists such as John Cage, Laurie Anderson and the Fluxus group.
Artefact festival - 10>15 february 2009
STUK kunstencentrum - Leuven
BEHIND THE IMAGE | THE IMAGE BEHIND
on covering and uncovering media
An exhibition, performances and concerts by artists with different backgrounds meet at the Artefact festival for media art.
Behind the Image | The Image behind (on covering and uncovering media) presents work that investigates what’s hidden or invisible behind images. The technological and ideological/political dimensions are often strongly connected.
Artefact 2009 | STUK
talk at opening: Berthold Reiß
live: Violetta Parisini
Heike Bollig (Berlin, DE), Jürgen Drescher (Berlin, DE), Lisa Erb (Munich, DE), Yehuda Freeman (New York, USA), Yvonne Hoffmann (Munich, DE), Sands Murray-Wassink (Amsterdam, NL), Berthold Reiß (Munich, DE), Florian Winter (Munich, DE), Anna Witt (Vienna, AT)
Curated by Laboratorium Lisa Erb
FAILURe, a designated space of dialogue, allows meaning to be experienced in a new way and enables active intervention; it seduces experiment and focuses on interaction between society and the individual, between subjects and objects, between exhibit and exhibition.
FAILURe is not bound to any context, it can occur on every level and meta level: in the dialogue space, FAILURe is not represented merely as a product, or as an (art) object in a room, but as a property. It only becomes visible as the result of the possibility of an outsideness within a complex system.
WUK | Kunsthalle Exnergasse
MARCO CAMPAGNOLI presenta
UN ANNO IN PIAZZA: MANIFESTAZIONI A MILANO NEL 2008
Fotografie in bianco e nero
Manifestazioni pacifiche, molto movimentate, piene di giovani. Alle rivendicazioni e alle proteste – giuste o sbagliate che fossero – si è sempre affiancata una sorta di festa itinerante che ha colorato e ravvivato le vie cittadine.
Circolo Fotografico Milanese
The Columbus International Film + Video Festival (the oldest film festival in the United States) and Wild Goose Creative, a new arts organization in Columbus, Ohio, is pleased to announce they will be screening Mary Howard’s “Swept Out” as a part of Wild Goose Creative's New Years Festival, on January 1st, 2009 at 3:00pm. The film will be shown at Studio 35 at 3055 Indianola Ave, in Columbus, Ohio.
Film Festival Screening Schedule
"Laurent Dailleau - “Le theremin (instrument, contrôleur) et sa descendance”
Jeudi 22 janvier
Brève histoire de la lutherie électronique antique (Telharmonium, Trautonium, Ondes Martenot...), et plus particulièrement du theremin. La fortune de cet instrument dans la musique du XXè siècle.Ce que les contrôleurs gestuels et capteurs doivent à cet instrument. Pratique de l'instrument : son hybridation avec l'ordinateur."Confèrences