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Table of Contents:

 The Performer and the Mediated Image, Workshop in Performance & Media  Art  
 Marieke Istha <> 

 Poetry against power / Web Event  

 Series of critical lectures: The Living Network 
 Michiel Leenaars <> 

 Artificial Intelligence and Heuristic  
 computer fine arts <> 

 streaming-session "we believe in douglas adams" 
 Florian Woehrl <> 

 NOMADS: Mobile Media  

 the new pragmatism (Sarah Thompson) 

 metropolis m english edition  
 Geert Lovink <>  

 [ ] iaaf - Golden League 
 "" <>  

 fwd: job opportunity at tate  
 honor <> 

 Tate Gallery job, for announcements 
 suzyRB <> 

 matthew fuller <>  


Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 15:39:07 +0200
From: Marieke Istha <>
Subject: The Performer and the Mediated Image, Workshop in Performance & Media  Art

The Performer and the Mediated Image
Workshop in Performance & Media Art

The Amsterdam-Maastricht Summer University in collaboration with the
Netherlands Media Art Institute, Montevideo/Time Based Arts

30 July - 4 August 2001, Amsterdam

In recent years, increasing attention has been given to cross-over art
forms where the blurring of boundaries between theatre, music, dance,
painting, film etc have allowed new hybrids to emerge in the performing
arts. In one aspect this is not strictly 'new'; the Italian Futurists
were busy making sound machines in performance at the beginning of the
20th century, and artists such as the American Laurie Anderson have long
been experimenting with live-action, video, music and sound interactive
instruments in live performance; hence the term 'multimedia'. But
contemporary arts practice is constantly expanding the use of technology
and mediated image-making in performance, often resulting in a
fascinating melting pot of interfaces, virtualities, physical techniques
and applications, not to mention time/space or theory/practice

Visual artists have also long been playing with form and content, and
with methods of presentation. At one end of the spectrum artists such as
Nam June Paik and Bruce Nauman have been making video and installation
art since the 1960s. Towards the end of the last century a new
generation came of age; artists working with the internet, email,
virtual reality, robotics, digital media. This we have come to refer to
as 'Media Art'.

Contemporary theatre and performance-makers are still grappling with the
same original basic premise as their professional fore-fathers; a
fundamentally theatrical concept of live spectacle with audience as
witness. A story or stories will be told (but it may be non-linear);
there will be a beginning, middle, and end (but possibly not in that
order); the form will include a rise to a climax, and a resolve or
conclusion (and most likely more than once); but above all, a suspension
of disbelief is guaranteed. The form of the spectacle may be virtual, it
may be recorded on CD-rom, it may be relayed by live web-cam over the
internet; it may be an ensemble piece happening simultaneously across
the world with each member of the ensemble performing in a different
city, to a culturally different live audience; it may be a personal
virtual experience in the head of one single audience member at a time;
or it may simply require one character to be represented by a TV monitor
or video projection screen.

Course Description
This workshop aims to examine practically and theoretically the advances
and emerging challenges to classical representation, and to look at how
new technologies are radically altering the perception of performance
and visual arts for contemporary audiences;

- - What constitutes a mediated image
- - Which forms of mediation might be appropriate to a live setting
- - What are the consequences of working with these images in direct
relation to the
  'unmediated' body of the performer (does theatre/performance lose its
- - What happens to the relationship between the 'mediated performer' and
the audience
  (when it's live but not present, or recorded)
- - How/what can we learn from past practice?
- - How can artists practically work with and utilise new media?

Alongside practical sessions, in which creative ideas and projects will
be devised by the participants and developed over the period of the
course, the work will be contextualised by critical and theoretical
discussions of existing concepts and contemporary practice. These will
be in the form of seminars, debates and practical examples, given by
experts and artists in the specific discipline. Topics include; video
art as fine art practice; technology & performance; "electric
scenography"; interactive performance & time-based media; installation &
site-specific performance; CD-rom / web & internet arts projects;
interactive music and sound.

Participant Profile
Performing Arts practitioners, video artists, media artists &
postgraduate students. Artists from any discipline who wish to expand
and complement their own practice via hands-on experience in
collaborative work of this nature.

Co-ordinated by:
Rachel Feuchtwang, Amsterdam-Maastricht Summer University
Annet Dekker, Netherlands Media Art Institute

Invited guests (to be confirmed) include:
Sher Doruff, de Waag, Maatschappij voor Oude- en Nieuwe Media
David Garcia, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht
Michel Waisvisz, STEIM
Matt Adams, Blast Theory


Felix Meritis, Keizersgracht 324, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Netherlands Media Art Institute, Keizersgracht 264, Amsterdam, The

10.00 - 17.30 including 1-hour lunch break and coffee/tea breaks.

NLG 1000 (EURO 453.78) including daily lunches & refreshments, and
admission to the cultural evening programme of The Amsterdam-Maastricht
Summer University.

Due to the limited capacity, applicants will be selected according to
relevant professional experience and motivation. Applicants should
return their completed application form including curriculum vitae and
motivation letter, before 29 June 2001, by fax or post to:
The Amsterdam-Maastricht Summer University
PO Box 53066,1007 RB Amsterdam, The Netherlands / F +31 (0)20 624 9368

There are a limited number of scholarships available. Those who wish to
be considered must send in their application form, CV, letter of
motivation plus a letter of recommendation from a professional colleague
before 1 June 2001.
Please note all materials should be written in English.

Course Co-ordination
For general information and a Application Form please contact the
Amsterdam-Maastricht Summer University; PO Box 53066, 1007 RB Amsterdam,
The Netherlands
T +31 (0)20 620 0225 / F +31 (0)20 624 9368 / E /

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Netherlands Media Art Institute
Montevideo/Time Based Arts
Keizersgracht 264
NL 1016 EV Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T +31 (0)20 6237101
F +31(0)20 6244423



Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 16:43:02 +0200
Subject: Poetry against power / Web Event

Poetry in Action - A Net of Voices
JUNE 7th  -  11.00 AM /  During the Biennale di Venezia Vernissage -
- -
Happening of the Poetry Bunker by Marco Nereo Rotelli at
49th Venice Biennial - Orsogril delle Artiglierie

>>>>>>JUNE 6-7th / Correlated Web Event
in net connection with Caterina Davinio and


Speciale Biennale di Venezia by
iTALIAN /eNGLISH _______________________________A new, great web site.
Harald Szeemann - The Artists of the 49th Venice Biennial - Poetry Bunker -
The poets of the Bunker -  110 international poets and artists  "chosen with
care" for the Bunker by

- --
 KARENINA.IT (poetry in "ftica" function)
A web project by Caterina Davinio on line since 1998
By Jakobson, 'ftico' is the use of the language which has the finality to
maintain open and operative the communication channel among the
interlocutors. On the confine between art and critic, happening and net
performance, is a virtual meeting place around the theme of the
writing and the new technologies, in which experiences of international
artists, curators, theoreticians converge, in a net that counts thousands of
contacts in the world.
Art Electronics and Other Writings - Archives / Videotheque


Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 12:18:52 +0200
From: Michiel Leenaars <>
Subject: Series of critical lectures: The Living Network


there is a new series of lectures about the inhomogeneity 
and lack of inclusiveness of the internetcommunity. The 
series starts on 30th of may in The Hague in the Koninklijke 
Bibliotheek, no entry fee but a clear mind. The subtitle of
the series is: Outsiders, outlaws, outcasts and others, 
which pretty much outlines what the intention is. 

The first date will feature four speakers:
Paul de Greef (TUE/IPO), Tom Kok (ex-chair D66/internet 
entrepreneur), Eric Velleman (Bartimeus, society for blind 
and visually impaired) and Albert  Benschop (University 
of Amsterdam).

You are all cordially invited to suggest new speakers 
and ideas for the future. We don't mind looking outside
of Europe for good ideas and speakers (but we're very
much interested in local speakers too ..)

More information and further details contact:

	Michiel Leenaars
	Tel:+31 70 3140599
	fax: +31 70 3140604

Michiel Leenaars
Internet Society Netherlands

Date: 30th of may
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Place: Aula of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Den Haag
Prins Willem Alexanderhof 5
2595 BE Den Haag, Netherlands

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Outsiders, outlaws, outcasts and others

The internet is a gathering place of individuals. That means 
that it brings people together in ways that were unthinkable 
until recently, but also that a large group of people is 
excluded in a structural manner. On the one hand it is a 
collaborative project the likes of which the world hasn't seen, 
on the other hand it is an economic and technical filter that 
will enlarge the differences with another, less fortunate part 
of the world. The dichotomy between have's and have-not's 
is now more objectivly measurable than ever: it's either on 
line or off line. This binary society will be facing new 
challenges: who belongs to the internet community, 
how wide is the digital gap and who is to remain on 
the other side? And how do we call that latter group?

Just as in the rest of the physical world that the internet 
is a part of, it is not homogeneous for sure: it is an 
undefinable blend of enthousiasts, greedmongers, 
idealists, naieve, parasites, victims and aggressors. 
What are the edges of the internet community, what 
are the rotten parts? Where will we find the balance 
between freedom and control, and at what moment 
will the blunt overpowering of unwanted use of the 
internet cross certain ethical and moral boundaries?

See also:


Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 08:53:12 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: Artificial Intelligence and Heuristic

                Artificial Intelligence and Heuristic
                      Methods for Bioinformatics
                  A NATO Advanced Studies Institute
               San Miniato, Italy    October 1-11, 2001


Application deadline: July 25, 2001

Artificial Intelligence and Heuristics (e.g., machine learning and data
mining, pattern recognition, cluster analysis, search, knowledge
representation) can provide key solutions for the new challenges posed by the
progressive transformation of biology into a data-massive science.  This
school is targeted to scientists who want to learn about the most recent
advancements in the application of intelligent systems to computational

  Computational analysis of biological data. Artificial intelligence, machine
  learning, and heuristic methods, including neural and belief networks.
  Prediction of protein structure (secondary structure, contact maps). The
  working draft of the human genome. Genome annotation. Computational tools
  for gene regulation.  Analysis of gene expression data and their
  applications. Computer assisted drug discovery. Knowledge discovery in
  biological domains.

  Pierre Baldi (University of California, Irvine)
  Soeren Brunak (CBSA, The Technical University of Denmark)
  Rita Casadio (CIRB, University of Bologna)
  Antonello Covacci (Chiron Italia)
  Paolo Frasconi (DSI, University of Florence)
  Terry Gaasterland (Rockefeller University)
  Dan Geiger (Technion, Israel)
  Mikhail Gelfand (Russian Academy of Science, Moscow)
  David Haussler (University of California, Santa Cruz)
  Nikolay A. Kolchanov (Inst. of Cytology and Genetics, Novosibirsk)
  Richard H. Lathrop (University of California, Irvine)
  Heiko Mueller (Pharmacia & Upjohn, Milano)
  Steve Muggleton (Imperial College, London)
  Burkhard Rost (Columbia University)
  Roberto Serra (Montecatini SpA, Ravenna)
  Ron Shamir (Tel Aviv University)

  Paolo Frasconi (University of Florence)

  Ron Shamir (Tel Aviv University)

Limited grants have been made available by NATO to cover the accommodation
and/or travel expenses of selected attendees.  A limited number of travel
awards will be made available by the National Science Foundation for U.S.
citizens or permanent residents.

information please visit


Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 14:18:22 -0500
From: computer fine arts <>

shift & control, click & drag
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Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 21:31:31 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Florian Woehrl <>
Subject: streaming-session "we believe in douglas adams"

The students of Studio b11, the experimental radio of the Bauhaus
Universitaet in Weimar will perform a streaming session on wednesday, 
may 23rd, 1600 CET.

In tribute to Mr. Douglas Adams the session will be called "we believe in
douglas adams". Though it will follow a tradition of streaming sessions,
which began with Geert Lovink earlier this year titled "we believe in
albert schweitzer"

The session will be live broadcasted on
and will be on air within the next radioshow of Studio b11 on monday, may
28th, 2000 to 2300 CET.


Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 20:31:07 -0400
Subject: NOMADS: Mobile Media

Mobile Media
an on-going series of videos created for the palm os

NOMADS announces the launch of Mobile Media, an on-going series of 
videos created for the palm os.

Mobile Media v.1.0 features videos by Steve Bradley and Laura McGough.

Videos can be downloaded and installed on any pda utilizing the palm os.
Mobile Media videos require the tealmovie multimedia viewer:

For more information contact



Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 13:14:33 -0400
From: (Sarah Thompson)
Subject: the new pragmatism


                Sarah Thompson_Re:

        today's_article [Wednesday 23rd May 2001]...the new pragmatism

article update: {the strange conjunction of and soul-baring...
satisfies on an emotional and human fallibility level...they call this
behaviour 'product abuse' }


Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 17:54:55 +0200 (CEST)
From: Geert Lovink <>
Subject: metropolis m english edition

Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 11:00:20 +0200
From: Metropolis M <>
Subject: metropolis m english edition

Metropolis M is widely considered the most influential contemporary art
periodical in Holland and Belgium. Artists, critics, thinkers and doers
from the Netherlands and abroad contribute to every issue, making
Metropolis M into a benchmark of the current artistic discourse. The
content may speculate about the future or may pause to deliberate ongoing
phenomena - Above all Metropolis M strives to be on the spot wherever new
meanings are emerging in today's art. We decided it was time to acquaint
the professional field outside the Dutch-language area with this
provocatively designed laboratory of contemporary art practice and
reflection. That is why we have produced a complimentary special English
edition. The special issue contains an extensive interview with Harald
Szeemann, director of the 49th Venice Biennale and a discussion on the
position of contemporary Dutch art abroad. It includes contributions by
Bartomeu Mar, director of the renowned Witte de With Art Centre in
Rotterdam, Rein Wolfs, director of the Migros Museum in Zurich, and
others. The issue also presents essays on the work of Liza May Post, the
internationally active young artists L.A. Raeven, and the promising young
designer/DJ goodwill. A section of the issue focuses on underground art,
art that shuns the official institutions and beats its own path through
the art world.


at the Dutch Pavilion, Giardini di Castello, Venice, 6 june - 10 june

Metropolis M Bimonthly Magazine on Contemporary Art



Date: Fri, 01 Jan 1904 01:59:48 +0200
From: "" <>
Subject: [ ] iaaf - Golden League

Dear friends and colleagues,

because tomorrow may 24th is Informative Arts Art Foundation's 2nd
because the local have been fully renewed, invites you to the next iaaf ascent inauguration show :

Golden League

opening may 24 2001 - 6.00 pm GMT+2

- --
IRC online Inauguration
program :

- - 18 h 00 (6.00 pm GMT+2) Upgrade as More : a conference by Marina
- - 19h00 Golden League : iaaf 2nd Anniversary
- - 19h00 Cocktail Moves the Dog

International Relay Chat Rendez-Vous
may 24 2001 - 6.00 pm GMT+2 | 24 mai 2001 - 18.00 GMT+2
irc server : | chan : #pavu | port : 6667 or 7000

wishing you the best always,

- --
- -/ the Upgrade as More ! /-


Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 15:00:52 +0100
From: honor <>
Subject: fwd: job opportunity at tate


Head of Digital Programmes, Tate

Following the launch in 2000 of Tate Modern and the re- launch of  which now receives an avarage of 800,000 hits a day  we have 
established this new post to lead Tatess ambition in the field of new 
digital media. Through the organisation of Tates digital assets and the 
creation of digital content, the aim is to increase public enjoyment of 
British modern and contemporary art.
Reporting to the Director of National and International Programmes, the new 
Head will lead a small team to research, test and implement new content 
options and business driven opportunities. The team is involved in 
specialist work including web editorial, web-casting, copyright and content 
management. The teams work is enabled through close co-operation with 
Tates information systems Department, and by linking to Tate curators and 
education staff, and to all divisions and departments across the Tate 
organisation. The head will represent Tate within the wider digital world, 
nationally an internationally and will look to create further strategic 
links and partnerships.

The post requires an understanding of current developments in the 
management and distribution of digital content, up-to-date knowledge of all 
relevant software systems, budget management skills, together with a least 
five years experience in a management position. A keen interest in art and 
the particular ways in which museums and artist are using digital media 
will be a distinct advantage. More than anything the new Head must have a 
clear perspective on the likely opportunities for digital content and 
digital learning over the next five years.

The position is being advertised in The Guardian on 21st May 2001.
Closing date: Tuesday 15th June 2001
FOR AN APPLICATION PACK, PLEASE CONTACT Dianne Bramble x8021 (Human Resources)

Tate is working towards Equal Opportunities

Job Reference: NPDIG001
Contact: Dianne Bramble

PH: +44 020 7887 8021


Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 12:25:43 +1000
From: suzyRB <>
Subject: Tate Gallery job, for announcements

Job Title: Head of Digital Programmes
Reports to: Director of National & International Programmes
Our ref:        NPDIG001
Organisation placing vacancy: Tate
Starting Salary C. 40,000
Closing Date:   Friday 15th June 2001
Job Description:     To provide overall leadership for Tates
content driven digital activities  To lead the development of the
and use of Tates
 To develop new arrangements for the management of extended digital
 To manage further external partnerships in digital content and
 Provide positive leadership for the development of Tates digital
activities through seeking of new ideas, testing of new activities and
revision and development of the Business Plan for Digital Activities
 Determine within that Plan, the key objectives for each year and the
resources required to achieve them
 Work with the Director of National and International Programmes, the
Director of Business Strategy, the Head of Information Systems and the
Head of Planning to link the objectives to the framework of Tates overall
plan, and seek new resources for digital developments through fund-raising
and grant applications
 Be responsible for the direct management of a number of dedicated
and development of close co-operation with a wider range of staff in
departments and divisions
 Set out and lead a more particular plan for the development of the
Tates site in close co-operation with the Head of Information
Systems, and with the input of others including the Senior Digital
Content Manager,
Webcasting Manager and the Web Editor.
 Develop with the Head of Information Systems the overall framework
which all Tate staff can feed their work into the Intranet and the Tate
and the mechanisms, internal and external, by which Tate can obtain the
appropriate agreements to develop its digital programmes
 Create, within available resources, new areas of digital programme
appropriate to Tate whether delivered directly through the site
or through more innovative arrangements with other companies and partner
 Develop, as appropriate, commercial arrangements and partnerships
for the support of Tate activities and the furtherance of Tate objectives
 Oversee and develop a number of key, strategic partnerships (such as
already developed in pilot form with BBC Online) in order to develop a
wider spread for Tate content and programmes
 Represent Tate and its digital developments nationally and
within both the museums and digital worlds
 Be responsible for the management of the annual budget for digital
development, as set out initially within the Business Plan
Person Specification:    Extensive knowledge and expertise in the
field of
digital content and multi-media developments, whether acquired in the
or commercial sector
 A broad but determined view of the likely progress of digital
and services over the next five year
 General knowledge of the digital field as it relates to the work of
artists and museums, including sources of funding and likely areas for the
development of partnerships
 Up-to-date experience and knowledge of software systems relating to
and information management
 At least five years experience of managing teams of staff, directly
indirectly, in the achievement of specific goals within restricted
 A high level of communication skill for the development of internal
and external advocacy
 A good commercial sense of opportunities to be pursued and alliances
to be created, together with demonstrable skills in managing budgets and the
allocation of resources
 A strong interest in art and the ways in which access to the visual
arts can be extended more widely
 A proven ability to motivate colleagues and associates in the
achievement of common aims within limited resources and working to tight deadlines

Selection Process   Contact Karen Wilkinson, Bankside Arts Training
+44 (0)20 7237 7754

Suzanne Treister 
web projects menu: 1991-2001 

Richard Grayson

Address in Sydney: 
Flat 4, 92 City Rd, Chippendale, NSW 2008. 
Tel: +61 (0)2 9698 0524

U.K. mail address: 
C/- June and Max Treister, 63a Compayne Gardens, London NW6 3DB, U.K.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7328 6949


Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 07:38:43 +0100
From: matthew fuller <>

 EVACUATE LONDON!  Administer a colonic
irrigation to a city stuffed with miserable, gutless, label-adopting
slaves. Down with the ever so jaded, abstracted/distracted, neo-pop
conceit. Thinking is fashioning, not fashion. Ideas have a life-force
that cannot be reduced to empty pattern or banal presentations of
pretension. For this city belongs to us. It seethes with our energy and
ideas. And if we cannot tear it down - then we can build over it,
between and around it. Eroding its outline, fraying its contours,
pulling apart everything that gives this anthill the precious meaning
that is coveted by a spineless minority desperate to hang on to some
semblance of a trendy lifestyle.

Amongst this environment of asphalt and aphasia Inventory rears its
head once more. A unique, thoroughly independent and free-thinking
publication.. This issue, our eleventh, contains essays on autonomous
architecture, money, regimes of value, the gentrification of Berlin,
the history of curry, and much more. It is a journal that is not
constrained by subject matter or or by the sterile conventions of
publishing. Simultaneously intimate and expansive, Inventory engages
with its subject matter in a fiercely sociological manner, acting upon
this environment in the hope of changing the condition of being here.

We neither need nor require your approval or criticism - we only ask
you to think for yourselves.  INVENTORY Vol.4 No.2 LAUNCH

Wednesday 30th May

Party begins at Lloyds TSB cashpoint lobby, 7pm (opposite Marks
and Spencer) Finsbury Pavement Nearest tube - Old

Party continues at the Dragon Bar 5 Leonard Street,
EC2, 7pm 'til late DJs : Matthew Hyland, Neal Tait,

PLUS ++++&nbsp; Films by Clive Shaw, Damian Abbott,
Grace Connor, Adam Scrivener, Inventory and more........ 

SUNDAY 3rd JUNE Broadcasting live across East
London 2.30pm onwards

Sound works, readings, music, a legion of intimate
signals.... endless sonic mania...  


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