Jackson 2bears & Ted Hiebert, Joseph Lefevre & Martine Koutnouyan, Geoffrey Pugen and Alyce Santoro
Curated by Min-Jeong (M.J.) Kim.
January 23-February 28, 2009
Opening reception Friday, January 23, 8pm
InterAccess is pleased to present Electronic Shamanism, an exhibition of four interactive electronic media art works from Victoria, Toronto, Montreal and Texas that incorporate kinesthetic interaction and a wide range of sensorial engagements to examine the similarity between the shamanic experience and our interactions with high technology. The works in the exhibition also consider technology as a vehicle and mediator of shamanistic experiences, bringing spirituality and technology together, combining age old rituals and emergent media.
More about the works in the exhibition:
Bringing together contemporary techno-cultural studies and indigenous teachings, 2bears and Hiebert's (Victoria) performance Electronic Shamanism is a study in the manifestation of an alternative self through the application of technology and trance. The performance incorporates experimental sound and video, brainwaves, neurofeedback and hardware self-hypnosis techniques to create an ever-looping process of self evaluation and activation.
Joseph Lefevre & Martine Koutnouyan's (Montreal) The Shaman's Space is an interactive web installation that prompts gallery goers to take on the role of shaman: they wander through this cyber realm, meet spirits of the past, become friends with a family of Siberian bears, beat on caveman drums and float through the air. This uncanny yet welcoming world converges with reality through links acting as mediators connecting the human and the sacred, the real and the imaginary.
Toronto's own Geoffrey Pugen's Aerobia is a whimsical interactive piece that seeks to identify a person's inner animal and manifest it spiritually and physically. Participants enter a lycra-enclosed cocoon-like structure where they are prompted to discover their inner animal through a video that is reminiscent of a 1980s instructional workout video. This playful piece promotes the rediscovery of human beings primitive urges to revisit their deepest subjective animal desires.
Finally, Texas based Alyce Santoro plays with notions of past lives and other world life. With Sonic Dress, communication with the past is made easy through this playful piece created out of woven audio cassette tape that, when rubbed with a special glove, culls forth voices of other times. Likewise, in Satellite Dish Hat, the participant is able to connect with otherworld beings through pseudo scientific interaction. For Santoro, anything in our everyday life can be interacted with as a sacred object that inspires us spiritually and connects us with the spiritual world.
"OFFF is a cutting-edge festival exploring the latest in digital aesthetics and software language. OFFF festival brings together the artists that are breaking ground and shaping new standards in media and design, becoming the essential meeting point for the international scene of digital creation. OFFF is the only event of this kind."
OFFF Oeiras'09 · 7, 8, 9 May 2009 · Fail Gracefully @ OFFF
OFFF - Post-Digital Creation Culture | Facebook
Digital Humanities 2009–the annual joint meeting of the Association for Computers and the Humanities, the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing, and the Society for Digital Humanities / Société pour l’étude des médias interactifs–will be hosted by the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) at the University of Maryland in College Park, USA.
Digital Humanities 2009
Demoscene can be defined as a community of creative people fond of IT in the broad sense. The demoscene community cannot simply be explained with a defintion as it finds its roots in a constantly evoluting underground digital culture (hard and software, trends...)
DTV :: All the demoscene on a web TV !
F5 is a new festival exploring the intersection of art, design and entertainment. Organized by passionate people who truly understand the value of community and creativity, F5 seeks to be a meeting place for the brightest minds in the world.
Founded on the belief that true insight and lasting inspiration come from unexpected places. The two-day festival gathers creative directors, motion designers, filmmakers, digital artists, photographers, producers, interactive designers, graphic artists, agency executives, visual effects experts, musicians and industry visionaries—to name only a few.
F5 is more than just the pulse of creativity; it is its heart.
F5 : APRIL 16 - 17 : NEW YORK CITY : 2009
The Broadway Gallery NYC is please to present Virtual Art- visual voice from Second Life.
Virtual Art is sponsored by World Art Media, and will be on display from February 15 - 28, 2009
The Virtual Art exhibition explores virtual world art as a form of assessment of globalization, examines cyberspace as Modernist techno-libertarian utopia or political utopia, as well as revealing “reality” of the dream world. Featured artworks include virtual world performance and video installations “Land of Illusion” by Lily & Honglei, “Imaging Wall Street” by John Craig Freeman and Will Pappenheimer. “Land of Illusion” is a visual meditation deeply concerning history, philosophy, Chinese diaspora and current development of China, meanwhile exploring the meaning of virtual online communities in terms of global dialogues regarding cultural root and fantasy of China. “It reflects on globalization’s impact on environment and individual, which often results cultural or personal identity becomes multi-layered, misplaced, or spiritually homeless, while struggling to preserve traditional values.” the two Beijing artists state.
“Imaging Wall Street” is a place-based virtual reality project that combines mapping, panoramic video, and three-dimensional virtual worlds to document situations where the forces of globalization are impacting the lives of individuals in local communities. The goal of the project is to develop the technologies, the methodology and the content for truly immersive and navigable documentary media, based in real places around the world. In “Imaging Wall Street,” John Craig Freeman and Will Pappenheimer make their way across Lower Manhattan from the Stock Exchange to the various investment banks and financial service companies which were recently bailed out by the U.S. government collecting peoples stories of loss and home as they go.
The exhibition also serves as part of a net-art platform initiative by NY Arts Magazine, NY Arts New Media & Net-Art, which is designed for promoting new media art, net-art and art in virtual world, particularly in Second Life, and bridging cyberspace and physical spaces for creativity.
Exhibition Participants: Lily & Honglei, “Land of Illusion” Team (Scott Grant, Kayle Lee, Bill Li, Ry Denial Shanks, Lily X. Yang) John Craig Freeman Will PappenheimerBroadway Gallery NYC
"Mashing-up Culture: The Rise of User-generated Content"
Sampling and remixing, mash-ups and appropriation, wikis and podcasts are part of the digital creative milieu of the twenty-first century. Sites such as YouTube, Flickr and deviantART have offered new outlets for creativity and become hubs for innovative forms of collaboration thus playing their part in challenging modernist notions of what it means to be a creator as well as a consumer. User-generated content has draw upon the reuse of existing texts as well as new creations, bringing forward possibilities for new audiences and meanings while also raising questions about how digital texts are controlled through copyright and how intellectual property is managed.
Drawing on this background, papers are invited for the two-day workshop - Mashing-up Culture: The Rise of User-generated Content - which will take place at Uppsala University, Sweden on May 13th-14th, 2009. The event will be the first organised by the European research project COUNTER which explores the socio-economic and cultural impacts of the consumption of counterfeit goods and will bring together COUNTER researchers with scholars and stakeholders to explore the current state and dilemmas surrounding copyright and the production, consumption and distribution of culture.Call for Papers: Mashing-up Culture - The Rise of User-generated Content | COUNTER
NO PLACE TO HIDE
08.02.09 - 13.04.09
Med udstillingen NO PLACE TO HIDE søger SNYK Skive Ny Kunstmuseum således at tematisere de paradoksale konsekvenser af innovationen og den teknologiske udvikling. Hvad betyder den digitale kultur for os? Hvordan bliver vi påvirket af, at vores kommunikation og interaktion i stadig stigende grad er betinget af digitale medier? – og hvorledes håndterer vi som individer, at den digitale teknologi kan anvendes til at overvåges vores liv? Det er sådanne grundlæggende spørgsmål, der kan stilles på baggrund af de værker som en række danske og internationale kunstneres præsenterer på NO PLACE TO HIDE.
På udstillingen deltager:
Ane Mette Ruge (DK)_ www.amruge.dk
Camille Utterback (US)_ www.camilleutterback.com
David Rokeby (CA)_ homepage.mac.com/davidrokeby/home.html
Erik Olofsen (NL)_ www.erikolofsen.com
Henriette Heise (DK)_ www.henrietteheise.net
Jacob Tækker (DK)
Jens Kull (MEX)_ www.jenskull.com
Kassandra Wellendorf (DK)
Mikkel Meyer (DK)_ www.myspace.com/mikkelmeyer
Mogens Jacobsen (DK)_ www.mogensjacobsen.dk
Rolf Steensig (DK)
Shelly Silver (US)_ www.shellysilver.com
Digital Art and Culture 2009 is the 8th in an international series of conferences begun in 1998. DAC is recognized as an interdisciplinary event of high intellectual caliber.
This iteration of DAC will dwell on the specificities of embodiment and cultural, social and physical location with respect to digital technologies and networked communications.
DAC09 will be structured around themes, each theme being composed of panels. DAC09 will be held in the Arts Plaza of the University of California Irvine. Simon Penny is director of DAC09.
DAC'09: Digital Arts and Culture 2009 | UC Irvine
"Digital culture burns bright with social connectivity
Futuresonic's Conference, the Social Technologies Summit is a leading international conference that brings together 500 opinion formers, futurologists, artists, researchers, technologists and scientists to explore the latest upgrade affecting today’s digital culture. Pioneering ideas will be presented, which will transform the way you and your organisation operate, innovate and interact."
Social Technology Summit | Social Technologies Summit
"The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) is a one-week multimedia interarts extravaganza that reboots the environment and sustainability into a larger global conversation, probing issues ranging from archives, digital culture, disease, economics, fine art, food, health, human rights, labor, music, war, women’s rights and more.
This year’s festival will focus on four new content streams: Spice, Syncopation, Toxins, and Trade."
FLEFF - Ithaca College
The Filmmuseum Amsterdam and the Dutch Cultural Media Fund are pleased to announce the fourth edition of DOKU.ARTS, which will take place from 11 to 14 June 2009.
DOKU.ARTS - International Festival for Films on Art
"The 4th annual Festival TINA B. will be held from October 8 till October 25 2009 and like the 2008 show will again present new and avante garde media. The premier event of the Festival will be a week of special performances and visual installations.
The showcsase event of the Contemporary Art TINA B. Festival is the NEW ERA project which introduces visitors to art pieces from at least three selected countries. In 2008 Festival presented art pieces from Japan, Korea, USA and Italy. The 2009 festival highlights Israel, Switzerland and the Middle East. There will be approximately 50 artists displaying their art and also 7 curator projects."
Tina B | Tina b.
"This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine, explore and critically engage with the issues and implications created by the growing adoption of information technologies for inter-human communication and focus on examination of the continuing impact of emergent cybermedia for human communication and culture. In particular the conference will encourage equally theoretical and practical debates which surround the cultural contexts within which cybermedial and technological advances are occurring."
Cybercultures - Call For Papers 2009
Multiplace is network of people and organisations interested in interaction between media, technologies, art, culture and society. Network activities culminate every year into the festival, that is happening parallely at several locations in the world. Its program is open to workshops, installations, discussions, concerts, performances, exhibitions, presentations, screenings and especially new forms of creativity. Original focus on the new media culture has been evolving
since 2002 and besides the technological aspect of digital media in art, the focus shifted also to questions related to its aesthetical, social, cultural, legal and political issues. The aim of the festival-network Multiplace is to create the fertile ground for media art, to support the creativity in an open and collaborative environment and to encourage critical reflection on the life in the culture shaped by technologies.
Multiplace — art, culture, networks, critique
Der in Wien lebende Künstler Klaus Mosettig präsentiert in der Galerie der Secession eine Auswahl jüngst entstandener Zeichnungen. Mosettig konzipiert seine Arbeiten in Gruppen, die sich in Gegenstand und Erscheinungsbild unterscheiden, aber von einer konsistenten Grundhaltung getragen sind. Die Serie Apollo 11 geht auf eine Folge von Diapositiven zurück, welche Mosettig auf dem Flohmarkt gefunden hat. Es handelt sich um Nahaufnahmen der Mondoberfläche, die im Zuge der ersten Mondlandung 1969 angefertigt wurden. Klaus Mosettig interessiert nicht die historische Dimension, sondern der abstrakte Charakter dokumentarisch angelegter Bilder, deren Deutung ohne Kontext zweifelhaft wird. Das Motiv ist nicht der Mond, sondern konkrete Dias bzw. deren Projektion, minutiös auf den Papiergrund übertragen. Die Projektion als gängiges Hilfsmittel heutiger Bildproduktion wird ebenso Thema wie der Gestus künstlerischen Abbildens generell, im traditionellen Medium der Zeichnung. Diese setzt sich bei Mosettig durchgängig aus Schraffuren stets gleicher Ausrichtung und Dichte zusammen. Was aus der Distanz immateriell anmutet, erweist sich aus der Nähe als ein Feld aufwändiger manueller Bearbeitung, das sich vom Dargestellten emanzipiert.
"Passionate Provocative -The Stoffel Collection
Exhibition | PINAKOTHEK DER MODERNE | KUNST
In the autumn of 2006 the Michael and Eleonore Stoffel Collection passed into the permanent possession of the Bayerischen Staatsgemälde-sammlungen. It is regarded as one of the most important private collections in Germany. Michael and Eleonore Stoffel assembled the works from the 1970s onwards with careful thought, commitment and feeling for the specific qualities of the artist in question. Shaped by their rich knowledge and passion for art, there evolved a collection cosmos which illustrates important developments in German and American art in particular from the Sixties to the Nineties of the 20th century. The collection includes major complexes of works by Marlene Dumas, Caroll Dunham, Jörg Immendorff, Mike Kelley, Per Kirkeby, Markus Lüpertz and Rosemarie Trockel.
The exhibition shows central groups of work from the Collection."
Pinakothek der Moderne [Calendar]
Conflict prevention in the multimedia-age
Opportunities and challenges posed by new technologies and consumer habits
Digitalization, on-demand services, blogs and Web 2.0: The world of multimedia is in transition. The second Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum will primarily highlight the rapid technological development in the world of media and debate the ensuing questions related to modified usage.
Start | Global Media Forum
The second edition of the international digital creation biennial will take place in Montbéliard (France) on 13-14-15 march 2009 and will welcome digital content creators coming from demoscene. The "Center for multimedia development" hosts participants for 60h of non stop competition in a cosy, casual and fun atmosphere.
Numerica ArtParty#2, 13-14-15 march 2009, Montbéliard, FRANCE
TEI'09 is the third international conference dedicated to presenting the latest results in tangible and embedded interaction.
Computing is progressively moving beyond the desktop into new physical and social contexts. One key area of innovation has been around tangible computing, which pushes the user interface beyond the digital into the physical world by means of mobile devices, graspable interfaces, physical computing, and interactive surfaces. A closely related topic is that of embedded interaction where the everyday objects and environments we interact with are computationally augmented in new ways. Designing such systems requires interdisciplinary thinking. Their creation must not only encompass software, electronics, and mechanics, but also the system's physical form and behaviour, and its social impacts.
The work presented at TEI addresses HCI issues, design, user experience, tools and technologies, as well as interactive art in the broad area of tangible computing and embedded interactive systems. The intimate size of this single-track conference provides a unique forum for exchange of ideas through talks, interactive exhibits, demos, posters, art installations and performances.
The conference will be chaired by Nicolas Villar and Shahram Izadi from Microsoft Research Cambridge. The program co-chairs are Mike Fraser, from the University of Bristol and Steve Benford, from the University of Nottingham.Tangible and Embedded Interaction 2009
Now in its 36th year, the SIGGRAPH conference is the premier international event on computer graphics and interactive techniques. SIGGRAPH 2009 is expected to draw an estimated 25,000 professionals from five continents to New Orleans, Louisiana.
Etichette: SIGGRAPH 2009
Traduttore Traditore? Recognizing and Promoting the Critical Role of Translation in a Global Culture
Salzburg, Austria, 21–26 February 2009
The Salzburg Global Seminar, to take place on 21 – 26 February 2009 under the title Traduttore Traditore? Recognizing and Promoting the Critical Role of Translation in a Global Culture, will bring together literary translators, literary agents, publishers, critics, scholars, cultural authorities, philanthropists, and translation advocates from around the world, to shed new light on the unsung art of translation and on the vital role that translators play in making literature accessible to international audiences.
Salzburg Global Seminar