THE ISEA NEWSLETTER INL #57, September 1997 Editors: Alain Mongeau, Isabelle Painchaud, Line Goyette - Design: jocool'97 ======================================================================== ISEA C.P. 508, succursale Desjardins Montreal (Qc), H5B 1B6, CANADA Phone: (514) 281-6543, Fax: (514) 281-7828 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org URL: http://www.sat.qc.ca/isea Members Coordinator: Isabelle Painchaud ======================================================================== ISEA Board Members: Peter Beyls, Theo Hesper, Roger Malina, Amanda McDonald Crowley, Alain Mongeau, Simon Penny, Patricia Search, Wim van der Plas Ex-officio Board members: Shawn Decker (ISEA97), John Hyatt (ISEA98) ======================================================================== CONTENTS ======================================================================== EDITORIAL . ISEA NEWS . JOB POSTING . CALLS . CONFERENCES & SYMPOSIA ======================================================================== * EDITORIAL * As you all know, the ISEA HeadQuarters moved from Rotterdam to Montreal in September 96. The whole process proved to be more difficult than expected. We initially tackled the idea with a lot of good will. But the reality of all the work that was involved quickly caught up with us. I'm happy to say that after a first 6 months of instability, things are now on tracks and the ISEA HQ is up and running. Thanks to the support of the Daniel Langlois Foundation and the Ministere de la culture et des communications du Quebec, we are able to have a staff that insures a permanency. Isabelle Painchaud maintains her very valuable role as the coordinator of the member's network and the main online voice/presence of the HQ. Line Goyette recently joined us and is working on different projects to help develop ISEA's presence and relevancy. And finally, Joseph Lefevre and Eric Mattson started the upgrade of the official ISEA website. Check it out: the TISEA (92), ISEA94, ISEA95 and the old HQ sites are now integrated, as well as the catalog for 92, the ISEA95 proceedings and all the newsletter that were archived on Yoshiyuki Abe's (ISEA Japan) site. And there's more to come yet! Our main focus now is obviously the upcoming symposium in Chicago. Since it is near Montreal, the whole HQ staff will drive there. It should be a very stimulating journey, enabling us to get a "refill" of what ISEA is really all about. The Board of Directors will hold some important meetings to discuss ISEA's future orientation. And the ISEA yearly plenary will be held on Saturday morning (September 27). We'll keep you posted on developments regularly from now on, mainly through the newsletter that will regain its former periodicity. Hope to see you all in Chicago, Alain Mongeau ************************************************* ISEA NEWS ************************************************* FROM SIGGRAPH BYCYNTHIA BETH RUBIN ISEA members, symposia participants, and other interested attendees gathered on Thursday afternoon at SIGGRAPH 1997 (August 3- 8, Los Angeles). This year we were honored to be the guests of the International Center at SIGGRAPH. Alain Chenais, Chair of the International Committee of SIGGRAPH, welcomed the group, and invited us to investigate ways in which SIGGRAPH and ISEA can work together to create a stronger presence for creative artistic work within the computer graphics community. Although this year's meeting was smaller than in past years, the group size facilitated a more informal discussion. Several participants in ISEA 1997 welcomed the opportunity to meet in advance of the symposium, and to ask questions about what they might expect in Chicago. Roger Malina and Paul Brown offered an overview of what ISEA has done in the past, and what we can anticipate for the future, including plans for ISEA 98 (Liverpool and Manchester, UK). We all enjoyed the speculation on where ISEA symposia may be held in 1999, 2000, and 2001. The group also briefly discussed ways in which ISEA can continue the quest to be a more inclusive organization. ************************************* INFO + WEB ************************************* DEAF TURNS BIENNIAL ! *.....................................................................* DEAF, the Dutch Electronic Art Festival (and formerly Manifestation for the Unstable Media) organised by V2_Organisation in Rotterdam, will be turned into a biennial festival that will next be held in the autumn of 1998. *.....................................................................* Last year's festival, DEAF96, was a great success. Organised in conjunction with the ISEA96 symposium and the Rotterdam R96 festival, it had a large local as well as international audience visiting its exhibition of interactive installations and network projects, the symposium, concerts, performances and other public events. *.....................................................................* The reasons to 'go biennial' are many. Funding conditions, the strain that such a large event puts on the workforce of such a small organisation, and the dominance that the festival was having in relation to the other projects V2 is organising - these are just some of the reasons that brought us to this decision which was in no way taken lightly. On the positive side, then, this change will mean that we are better able to prepare the festival for next year. We are already working on a series of projects with artists and international partner organisations which will be presented during DEAF98. Thanks to the changes, we will also have more time to prepare upcoming projects like: *.- Parasounds, a new series of four programmes dealing with unusual sound phenomena and the use of such 'parasounds' by artists (first dates: 11-12 October, 21-22 November) *.- a conference project by the Virtual Platform -- an association of Dutch media institutes -- in cooperation with the Council of Europe and the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW), called "European Media Culture - from Practice to Policy" (November 97) V2 is also producing two book publications (Machine Aided Nature and Interfacing Realities), both of which will come out in the summer and will be presented during special book-launch events. The Wiretap series of monthly programmes continues throughout the second half of 1997 with programmes about database memories & forgetfulness, intranets, art & copyright, and religion. And finally, we hope to be able to move forward a good deal in setting up a Media Lab in Rotterdam in the autumn and winter, as well as doing some structural work on the V2_Building, which should, amongst other things, improve public accessibility to our shop, the V2_Archive. Looking at this year's international festival calendar, we assume that regular festival goers will not be too unhappy about being relieved of the trip to Rotterdam this autumn. The number of old, new, renamed and reframed media festivals suggests that to do less rather than more, to reduce rather than to speed up the hype, might actually not be such a bad thing. We trust that our decision to organise DEAF98 as our next big festival will have a positive effect on the quality of the event. Those of you who come to V2- organised events regularly will probably notice that there is a string of interesting programmes coming up which you will be able to visit individually, rather than in the concentrated festival form. And for those of you for whom the big festival is the reason for coming to Rotterdam, get ready for November 1998. ============================================ RANDOM EXCESS MEMORY http://www.year01.com/year01/gallery.htm Year Zero One is pleased to present 'random excess memory' a group exhibition of international web specific art projects. The three sites; JODI, Can you see me through the Computer ?,and Bodies Inc., shift the boundaries of art making by using the web as an aesthetic element, redefining the concept of visual art as we enter the new millennium. 'random excess memory' relies on the viewers participation - each experience unique - reflecting the individuals moods, curiosity and willingness to explore. Year Zero One is an innovative Toronto based visual art site designed to offer an on-line venue for artists, galleries, and arts related organisations. Our site features a valuable resource guide for artists, a directory of international and local on-line galleries and artists web projects, and a forum with art reviews and essays. http://www.year01.com/year01 ************************************************* CALLS ************************************************* ISEA 98: REVOLUTION/TERROR [THE NINTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ELECTRONIC ART] 04-11 September 1998 Liverpool : the revolution / Manchester : the terror CALL FOR ABSTRACTS ISEA [The International Symposium on Electronic Art] is one of the most significant events in the global electronic arts calendar. Staged in a different world city each year its presentation in Liverpool and Manchester in 1998 represents the first time that Britain has hosted this prestigious cultural event. ISEA has come to represent a key international forum for debate, discussion, exchange, critique and celebration of electronic art. ISEA98 is partnership between the Liverpool Art School at John Moores University, The Department of Fine Arts at Manchester Metropolitan University and the Foundation for Art & Creative Technology (organisers of the Video Positive biennale). The Universities will be responsible for developing and delivering the symposia and associated strands whilst the Foundation for Art & Creative Technology [FACT] will curate, co-ordinate and organise a wide ranging exhibition and events programme. ISEA98 will enjoy the co-operation and partnership of many of the leading cultural institutions in Liverpool and Manchester and will therefore be amongst the most expansive and imaginative events of its kind ever staged in Britain. THEMATICS Developments in new technologies appear to be revolutionising every aspect of our daily lives. The metaphors of 'revolution' are often applied to the speed of exponential change that the world is experiencing, in part through developments in computing and its applications. ISEA98 will seek to unpack the metaphors of revolution. It is appropriate that we do so in the north west of England as many new metaphors relating to technology [speed, progress] have been appropriated and reworked from the experience of the First Industrial Revolution which had Manchester at its centre and Liverpool as its trading heart. ISEA98: REVOLUTION will be staged in Liverpool and Manchester. It will consist of one conference with two strands set in two locations. Alongside this, a major series of exhibitions, entertainments and events will take place in many of the leading visual and performing arts venues in each city. Liverpool will identify, explore, assert and critique ideas and metaphors associated with the theme 'REVOLUTION'. Manchester will stage 'THE TERROR' in which these ideas, concerns and assertions will be dissected, deconstructed and re- ordered. The conference will conclude with an electronic global summit in Manchester. We are calling for papers, proposals and projects for a series of critical and practical investigations. At the same time we are particularly interested in contributions which address gender, cultural diversity and the developing world. A special Diversity Fund is being established to encourage, support and resource contributors from under-represented communities. Each element of ISEA98 will be formed and tempered in relation to an interrogative template of the following ten questions: Are we witnessing or making a revolution? Is there a digital aesthetic? Is electronic art revolutionising the terms 'artist' and 'audience'? Do new technologies revolutionise bodies? Is electronic media art a democratising, revolutionary or colonial force? Are we engineering the future, or is the future engineering us? Do subjectivities revolutionise new technology or vice versa? Are there revolutionary electronic ethics? How do we revolutionise materials and metaphors? Have notions of 'public' and 'private' been revolutionised by the shift from mass-audience media to domestic leisure? For further details and application forms please contact : ISEA98: Revolution ISEA98: The Terror John Brady Graham Parker Research Coordinator ISEA98 Research Coordinator ISEA98 Liverpool Art School Dept of Fine Arts Liverpool John Moores University Manchester Metropolitan University 68 Hope Street Grosvenor Building Liverpool L1 9EB Cavendish Street tel: +44 151 231 3110 Manchester M15 3BR fax: +44 151 231 5096 tel: +44 161 247 3622 e-mail: email@example.com fax: +44 161 247 6818 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ABSTRACTS : JANUARY 15 1998 ********** CALL FOR ARTISTS' PROPOSALS FOUNDATION FOR ART & CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY PRESENTS REVOLUTION 98 'True art is unable not to be revolutionary, not to aspire to a complete and radical restructuring of society. The opposition of writer and artist is one of the forces which can usefully contribute to the discrediting and overthrow of regimes which are destroying, along with the right of the proletariat to aspire to a better world, every sentiment of nobility and even of human dignity.' Pour un art revolutionnaire indépendent. André Breton & Diego Rivera, 1938. (For security reasons Rivera's name replaced the real co-author Leon Trotsky) revolution 98 will be a major international series of exhibitions, entertainments and events staged in Liverpool and Manchester during September/October 1998 presented in association with the ninth International Symposium on Electronic Arts [ISEA98]. revolution 98 will investigate the contemporary cultural response of artists, filmmakers, performers, writers, computer programmers, musicians, designers and provocateurs to one of the most powerful concepts in modern history. revolution 98 exhibitions, entertainments and events will be distinguished by three complimentary areas of artistic investigation which underlie the term 'revolution' as it has been used historically and as it might be imagined in the future: * preparing the ground the investigation and examination of the raw material of social, economic and psychological reality as a foundation for the development of new theoretical structures. * provocation and collective action work that seeks to undermine the status quo, artistically, technologically and ideologically. * overload the exploitation and /or celebration of electronic and moving image media as a revolutionary tool and a new means of communication, concentrating on work that references popular culture and the so-called 'information revolution'. revolution 98 requests calls for proposals of new or existing work in the following categories: * installation [video, electronic, interactive object, film etc] * performance [live event for any context] * sound [for installation, public spaces etc] * internet and networked projects [in any context] * cd-rom [for presentation] * site-specific projects [in Liverpool or Manchester] * other [please specify] (a limited number of new works will be commissioned by FACT for revolution 98) For further information and application forms for revolution 98 please contact: REVOLUTION 98, FACT, Bluecoat Chamber, School Lane Liverpool L1 3BX tel: + 44 151 709 2663 fax: + 44 151 707 2150 e-mail: email@example.com DEADLINES FOR RECEIPT PROPOSALS : JANUARY 15 1998 ============================================ 1998 INTERNATIONAL COMPUTER MUSIC CONFERENCE (ICMC98) October 1-6, 1998 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS PAPERS, POSTERS, DEMOS, and PRESENTATIONS ICMC98 seeks papers, demos, presentations and posters in all aspects of computer music. All submissions are subject to peer review according to the following categories: Long Paper - 8 pages published in the Proceedings and 30 minutes presentation time Short Paper - 4 pages published in the Proceedings and 20 minutes presentation time Demo/Presentation - 4 pages published in the Proceedings and 30 minutes presentation time Poster - 4 pages published in the Proceedings and 20 minutes presentation time For submission guidelines, please see the ICMC98 WWW site after September 1, 1997 or the ICMC98 Brochure (initially available at ICMC97). Note: All paper, poster, demo and presentation proposals should be submitted by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than December 1, 1997. Notification of papers, posters, demos and presentations acceptance/rejection is May 1, 1998. MUSIC AND INSTALLATIONS ICMC98 is particularly interested in electro-acoustic music that includes some aspect of human real-time performance. University of Michigan Ensembles participating in ICMC98 include the Symphonic Band (woodwinds, brass and percussion), the Contemporary Directions Ensemble (ensemble committed to the performance of new works), Percussion Ensemble (electronic and acoustic percussion), the Digital Music Ensemble (electronic and acoustic instruments) and the University Dancers. Since the University of Michigan School of Music offers studio instruction in virtually all traditional Western instruments, small ensembles can easily be created as required by the ICMC98 program. A number of architecturally-interesting spaces are available for installations. These spaces are in close proximity to ICMC98 sessions. For a submission form, please see the ICMC98 WWW site after September 1, 1997 or the ICMC98 Brochure (initially available at ICMC97). Submission Fees: ICMA members may submit up to two works (installations and/or music) at no charge. Each additional submission must be accompanied by a $20.00 submission fee. Each work submitted by a non-ICMA member must be accompanied by a $20.00 submission fee. Note: Musical scores must be professionally prepared to receive a performance. All fees are in US dollars. All music and installations must be POSTMARKED by December 1, 1997. Mail to: ICMC98 - Conference Management Services 600 E. Madison, Room G-121 University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1372 USA Notification of music/installation acceptance/rejection is March 15, 1998. CONTACT INFORMATION: E-mail: email@example.com WWW: http://www.music.umich.edu/icmc98/ Telephone: +1 (313) 764-5297 Fax: +1 (313) 764-1557 Address: ICMC98 - Conference Management Services 600 E. Madison, , Room G-121 University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1372 USA Conference Chair: Mary Simoni firstname.lastname@example.org ============================================ HYPERTRIBES - PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS for the LOVEBYTES FESTIVAL 1998 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS The Lovebytes Digital Arts Festival invites proposals for multimedia art installations to form a ground breaking exhibition of public art in Sheffield's city centre. Four new works will be commissioned for HyperTribes and shown for six/seven weeks at sites in Sheffield city centre. Artists may use any combination of video, sound and light incorporating multimedia computers and disc based media, video projectors, cameras, monitors, touch screens, loudspeakers, telecommunications, internet connections, programmable lasers and triggering devices such as sensors and proximity detectors. THEME HyperTribes invites artists to consider modern day tribes and territories. We are particularly interested in commissioning work which explores and celebrates cultural diversity, representing the perspectives of alternative lifestyles and communities. Proposals are encouraged from individuals, groups of artists and collaborations between artists and media practitioners, designers, musicians, crafts people and/or computer programmers. DEADLINE 22nd AUGUST 1997. Photos of proposed sites, budgets and application forms are available on our website http://www.lovebyte.org.uk/HyperWeb/HyperTrib.html We can also email this information to you on request. HyperTribes is part of the Public Sightings programme in Photo98 - the Year of Photography and the Electronic Image. Public Sightings is a major celebration of photography and digital imagery which will introduce creative photography to people in new ways and in surprising places, generating debate outside of the usual art gallery audience. For more information about Public Sightings and other opportunities for artists within Photo98 - The Year of Photography and the Electronic Image please contact: http://www.photo98.com e-mail email@example.com telephone +44 (0) 1484 531 201 Photo98. Kirklees Media Centre. 7 Northumberland Street. Huddersfield. HD1 1RL. U.K. ============================================ INM - Institut fuer Neue Medien is granting Stipendia for Media Art/Media Theory starting 1.11.1997 The INM-Institute for New Media is granting half-year "Vireality" stipendia. Interested parties can apply with complete project proposals until 15.9.1997. Requirements are a college degree and experience in dealing with new media. The stipendia recipients will receive DM 1.250- a month as well as the use of the technical facilities at the Institute that their work requires (video, audio, computer and web studios). Final projects will be published and/or exhibited by the Institute. Theoretical work can also be done externally. The projects are tied into the research program of the INM-Institute for New Media (see below). Further information available at: INM-Institute for New Media - Gabriele Gramelsberger Daimlerstra=DFe 32 - D-60314 Frankfurt/Main Tel: ++49 69 941 963-10 - Fax: ++49 69 941963-22 http://www.inm.de/ - e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org "Vireality" - The Intertwining of Reality and Virtual Worlds Is it still so easy to make such a clear distinction between reality and virtual worlds? Or don't different states of our perceptions intertwine with one another? What is real, what is virtual? The borders between the two worlds are becoming increasingly blurred in our information society. "Vireality" - a new term as well as a new concept - shall make the defining of an experience category possible, that up until now only could be experienced, not articulated. The tasks that present themselves are concentrated in the research of "vireal" objects, states and experiences - in the artistic, theoretical und scientific sense. Philosophically expressed it is the research of the "somethingness" of vireal objects, states and experiences. What will be researched is if and how self- intertwined states portray real and virtual beings. Therefore not a dualistic approach, rather the intertwining of reality and virtual worlds will be accepted as axiomatic. Vireal examples are easy to find: the idea of "things that think" in the application field, of vireal information management, of computer simulations with vireality, of cyberspace as a vireal-experience space, or even of the human as a vireal being, i.e. as Avatar. Vireality: Art, Theory, Science - INM Research Program 1997-1998 * Stipendia: Media Art and Media Theory Half year stipendia, starting November 1997, on the subject of Vireal Objects. * Open Internet project on the subject of INM Server for New Media, http://www.inm.de/ * Being planned: Guest lecture Virtuality, Fiction and Vireality during the winter semester of 1997/98 at the Institute for New Media - Art, Architecture and Philosophy Exhibit '98 The stipendia are made possible by the Siemens Kultur Programm ============================================ EXPERIMENTA MEDIA ARTS Opportunities for Digital Artists Experimenta Media Arts is looking for disk-based works for the 1998 program of e~Media CD-ROM Gallery. Send disks (Macintosh), a short artist's statement and C.V., to Experimenta before November 1 1997. Please note that whilst we are more than happy to consider prototype and demo material we will need an indication of the completion date of the work. For further information contact Project Coordinator Sally Tulloch email: email@example.com Address: PO Box 1102, St Kilda South Victoria 3182, Australia. Experimenta Media Arts Exhibiting and promoting media arts that explores new aesthetic, conceptual and technological boundaries. Forthcoming events and projects: 'Altered States', @ Interact Asia/Pacific Multimedia Festival, October 30- November 2, Melbourne Exhibition Centre. Interactive environments, multimedia and screening program exploring 'dreams, psychotropic visions and the digitally manipulated gaze'. 'e~Media Gallery', @ Centre for Contemporary Photography, showcasing new interactive multimedia, December 1 deadline for 1998 entries June 20-July 19 Bronwyn Coupe 'The Inside of Houses' July 25-August 23 Megan Heyward 'I Am A Singer' August 29-September 27 Alyssa Rothwell 'Three Mile Creek' October 10-November 8 Sally Pryor 'Postcard From Tunis' November 14-November 29 Gwyn Wethereld 'Travels with C.O.D' December 5-20 Paul Thomas 'The Poetics of Thresholds' MESH film/video/multimedia/art journal, Issue 12-13, exploring 'psychotropic visions and digitally corrupted gaze',proposals deadline April 30, copy deadline July 31 'Domestic Disturbances' National Tour, showcasing female digital artists, Next venue: Benalla Regional Gallery, 10th Oct - 16th Nov 1997. 'Nothing Natural' National Tour, works by Martine Corompt, Ian Haig, Patriccia Piccinini, Christopher Langton. Confirmed venues: Latrobe Regional Gallery (Morewell) 9 May - 22 June 1997, Gippsland Art Gallery (Sale) 17 October - 16 November 1997, Ararat Gallery 5 December 1997 - 22 February 1988, Featival Centre Artspace, Adelaide 27 March - 9 may 1988, Riddoch Art Gallery (Mt Gambier) 22 May - 4 July 1998, Millicent Art Gallery 10 July - 15 August 1988, Riverland Gallery (Berri) 22 August - 4 September 1998, Pt Pirie Arts & Tourism Centre 28 September - 23 October 1998 Staff General manager: Amelia King Program Director: Shiralee Saul Project Coordinator: Sally Tulloch Contact Details Tel. 61 (0)3 9525 5025 Fax. 61 (0)3 9525 5105 PO Box 1102 St Kilda Sth, VIC, 3182 URL: http://www.peg.apc.org/~experimenta ============================================ LEONARDO ELECTRONIC ALMANAC (LEA) C A L L F O R S U B M I S S I O N S Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA), is Leonardo/ISAST and MIT Press' electronic journal dedicated to providing a forum for those who are interested in the realm where art, science and technology converges. This World Wide Web hypermedia publication includes Profiles of Media Arts Facilities and Projects; Profiles of Artists using new media; Feature Articles comprised of theoretical and technical perspectives; the LEA Gallery exhibiting new media art work by international artists; detailed information about new Publications in various media; Reviews of publications, events and exhibitions; Announcements of events intersecting with concerns in new media art; and Job/Educational Opportunities. LEA has undergone a complete redesign, and is currently embarking on a redesign of the LEA gallery. We are interested in receiving proposals for both existing and in-progress new media works that explore the boundaries of art, science and technology. In addition to presenting new work, the Almanac will present and document works existing elsewhere on the web, as well as works that exist outside of the internet. Please send a project description, C.V.'s of the main developers, and examples of past web and non-web works. If the proposal is for a project that exists or will exist outside of the internet, please contact the gallery curator for our mailing address and submit materials via snail mail. Patrick Maunbutoh@well.com Gallery Curator Patrick.Maun@fallon.com Leonardo Electronic Almanachttp://mitpress.mit.edu/LEA ********** LEONARDO ELECTRIC ALMANAC GALLERY CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Leonardo Electronic Almanac has undergone a complete redesign and is redesigning the LEA gallery. We are interested in receiving proposals for new media works that explore the boundaries of art, science and technology. In addition to presenting new work, the Almanac will present and document works from elsewhere on the web and those from outside the Internet. Please send a project description, c.v.'s of the main developers, and examples of past works (web and non-web). If the proposal is for a non-Internet project, please contact Patrick Maun, the gallery curator, for our mailing address and submit materials via snail mail. Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA), is Leonardo/ISAST and MIT Press' electronic journal dedicated to providing a forum for those interested in the realm where art, science and technology converge. LEA includes profiles of media arts facilities and projects, profiles of artists using new media, theoretical and technical perspectives, the LEA Gallery exhibiting international new media art work, information about publications in various media, reviews, announcements of events and job/educational opportunities. For submissions, contact Patrick Maun, Gallery Curator: firstname.lastname@example.org; Patrick.Maun@fallon.com Go to the LEA web site at: http://mitpress.mit.edu/LEA TO SUBSCRIBE TO LEA: Non-LEONARDO subscribers/ISAST members: $30.00 (Canada $32.10) LEONARDO subscribers/ISAST members: $15.00 (Canada $16.05) Send check or money order (made out to LEONARDO)/Mastercard/Visa/Amex payment to: MIT Press Journals 5 Cambridge Center, 4th Floor Cambridge, MA 02142-1493 U.S.A. fax: (617) 577-1545 e-mail: email@example.com ORDER ON-LINE at: http://www-mitpress.mit.edu ============================================ ZKM CENTER FOR ART AND MEDIA KARLSRUHE 18/19 October 1997, 6pm: Opening of new ZKM site P e r m a n e n t E x h i b i t i o n + ZKM|Media Museum + Interactive, 'hands-on' installations that solicit spectator participation were collaboratively developed for the museum by artists and researchers. Artistically and technically sophisticated commentaries on the fascination and hazards of the media world introduce the user to the 'world of games' or investigate the relationship of media to body and space. An 'AcousticWorldAtlas' invites visitors to compose and experiment with soundscapes derived from all corners of the globe. An 'interactive art gallery' brings together pioneering works and current output in the field of media art. Here, the actions of the visitors call into being artworks that are invariably new and different according to the manipulation of the individual. The 'Salon Digital' takes up its activities as a forum for discussion and virtual museum both locally and on the global network. The individual installations will be opened by small-scale performance events during the inaugural weekend. Including works by: Agnes Hegedues, Lynn Hershman, Perry Hoberman, Jill Scott, Jeffrey Shaw, Christa Sommerer/ Laurent Mignonneau + ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art + The Museum of Contemporary Art houses one of the world's largest media art collections. 'Classics' of the young genre, such as Bill Viola's 'The City of Man' and Nam June Paik's 'Passage', are displayed alongside distinctive pieces by famous video artists like Gary Hill, Marie-Jo Lafontaine, Bruce Nauman and Fabrizio Plessi. While the Media collection sets the tone in the Museum of Contemporary Art, all artistic fields are included - with painting, graphics and sculpture figuring as prominently as contemporary photography. This direct confrontation between the different art forms can open up new prospects for the future. The first wing of the museum will open to the public concurrently with the inauguration of ZKM. Public access to the full collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art will be granted from 1999 onwards. Supplemented by the contributions from Baden-Wuerttemberg's leading private collector, the museum will then be Germany's most important forum for contemporary art. *Permanent Service* + ZKM|Media Library + Awaiting visitors are more than 10,000 contemporary music titles, a comprehensive collection of the major positions in video art, and literature in the fields of contemporary art, architecture, theater and design: a treasure-trove for the researcher, but also a place where the general public is welcome to browse and learn. ********** C U R R E N T + Multimediale Exhibition 18 Oct to 9 Nov + On the occasion of the Multimediale 5, the ZKM Institute for Visual Media will open its production facilities in the new building, and present selected works of its artists-in-residence. Created between 1995 and 1997, these works show how new technologies, methods and materials can be embodied for artistic purposes. Their interactivity also calls for an engaged and critical involvement of the viewer. Works by artists including Luc Courchesne, Larry Cuba, Marina Grzinic & Aina Smid, Dieter Kiessling, Bill Seaman and Bill Viola invite the public to be explorers in a territory of digital expression. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Advance sales for events on the inaugural weekend: 1 September to 16 October 1997 ZKM|Schaufenster, LammstraKe 7a, Rathaus-Passage, Karlsruhe (Mon to Fr 12pm to 6pm, Thurs up to 8pm) As of 19 October 1997: Lorenzstrasse 19, 76135 Karlsruhe (Wed to Sat 12pm to 8pm, Sun 10am to 6pm) tel. +49.(0)721.92 03 79-1 fax +49.(0)721.92 03 79-2 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ZKM|Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe Postfach 6909 D - 76049 Karlsruhe tel. +49.(0)721.8100-0 fax +49.(0)721.8100-1139 Internet: http://www.zkm.de e-mail: email@example.com ============================================ 14. KASSELER DOKUMENTARFILM- & VIDEOFEST DEADLINE: September 1st, 1997 http://www.dock4.de/dokfest/ This years 14th Kasseler Dokumentarfilm & Videofest will be presented 19 - 23 November 1997. The Kasseler Dokumentarfilm & Videofest is a regional festival, which aims at providing insight into current international documentary filming and video work. We intend to present critical, ambitious and entertaining documentary films and videos committed to both reports on current affairs and private subjects. This year, the main emphasis will be social changes of the 90s. We are especially interested in productions dealing with the progressing impoverishment in industrial countries. Focus can be depressing effects or individual strategies to cope with those changes. Another point of interest will be documentary and artistic work about consequences, risks and chances of genetic engineering and reproduction technology. Apart from these special sections we are searching for current video art works and experimental videos of all kinds, provided mediaspecific
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