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   Re: new art work                                                                
     n nisbet <>                                                    

   THE YOUNG ACADEMY OF EMOTIONS                                                   
     Oliver Grau <>                                  

   Version>02 Digital Arts Convergence : A tour through the Digital Commons (Chicag
     geert <>                                                         

    WEBCAST_Rtmark, Paul D. Miller, Soda                                           
     Joasia <>                                                  

   AGORA 2002 on CHILDREN MEDIA LITERACY message 2                                 
     "ALAS" <>                                                   

   URBAN CYCLES_UK  announcement                                                   
     "galia" <>                                                     

   Raad at the 2002 Whitney Biennial                                                                                                           

     =?iso-8859-1?Q?=A1ensba?= libre! <www.ensba@free.Fr>                            


   [cybersalon] cybersonica>>>call for submissions- digital music festival         
     "cybersalonuk" <> (by way of richard barbrook)          

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   salloum vbc screening                                                                                                                       


Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 14:59:18 -0800 (PST)
From: n nisbet <>
Subject: Re: new art work

An announcement of new art work in progress
"Tracking Virtual Identity" & "Pop, Goes the Weasel!"

some of my thoughts on the project(s)

as commented on by wired news,1284,50769,00.html 

question: is there anyone who is interested in this project
who may like to work with me on some of the technical aspects?

Nancy Nisbet

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Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 09:01:54 +0100
From: Oliver Grau <>

Call for Applications - EXTENSION: April 15.


Summer School of the 'Young Academy' (Die Junge Akademie an der
Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften und der deutschen
Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina)

September 1st - 8th in Loveno di Menaggio, Lake Como, Italy

The summer school entitled "The Young Academy of Emotions" focuses on
the role of emotions/feelings/sentiments in the representation,
construction, and normative formation of the world. The goal of the
summer school is to foster interdisciplinary discourse and exchange
between the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.
Towards this goal postdocs from all disciplines who are no more than
five years past their Ph.D. will come together in three workshops
focussing on "emotions and thinking", "the manifestation of emotions",
and "norms and emotions". The summer school will be held in German and
English, and no fees will apply.

Guest speakers include Ronald DeSousa (University of Toronto), Sigrid Weigel
(Freie Universitaet Berlin), Hans-Juergen v. Bose (Hochschule fuer Musik, 
Muenchen) and Ray Dolan, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University
London) and other invited speakers.

Applications should include information about the applicant's field of
study, research interests, a letter of recommendation and a detailed
letter of motivation. Applicants should further indicate a first and
second preference for a specific workshop.
Applications can be send before April 15. 2002 to

Dr. Oiver Grau
Kunstgeschichtliches Seminar 
der Humboldt-University Berlin,  
Dorotheenstrasse 28, 10117 Berlin,

Further information is provided at:

Kunsthistorisches Seminar                
Humboldt University Berlin                       
Dorotheenstr. 28; 10117 Berlin                                     
fon: +49 (0)30 2093-4295 (direct)  - 4288 (secr.) 
Fax: +49 (0)30 2093-4209


Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 22:01:29 +1100
From: geert <>
Subject: Version>02 Digital Arts Convergence : A tour through the Digital Commons (Chicago, April 18-20 2002)

April 18-20, 2002
Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago Ilinois, USA (temp weblog - please go there and participate

For the first iteration of this event new media producers, artists,
musicians, filmmakers, programmers, tactical media provocateurs, designers,
information architects, and critical thinkers are asked to comment on the
state of the digital commons.

The digital commons is a metaphor for the public space that we use to
communicate and distribute ideas, where we share tools and resources, and
influences. It is a place for commerce, art and the transmission of

The digital commons requires dialogue about intellectual property, the
balance between civil liberties and security, freedom of speech and privacy,
issues of access, and the implications of tool use. Some herald the internet
and the global communications infrastructure as a protected space that
allows creativity and innovation to flourish. Others argue that that our
civil liberties are at risk and we are entering a society more perfectly
monitored and filtered than any in history. Version>02 focuses on the issues
that are defining this debate.

Version>02 is a tour through "the digital commons" and offers an opportunity
to meet those who tend to the gardens, fences, and pathways, and to
investigate the threats and opportunities that the digital commons face. The
MCA Theater offers three days of musical performances, films, and a series
of panel discussions. The Version Lab, adjacent to the theater, provides
gallery space for artists and performers, and The Lobby is transformed into
an informational space for web installations and demonstrations by some of
the best in the emergent digital arts cultures.

A DVD, a Version>02 issue of Select Magazine and an online web gallery are
being produced to accompany the event.

Version>02 The digital arts and technology convergence is presented by the
Museum of Contemporary Art, Select Media, and OVT.

::: Thursday April 18,2002 1 pm through 1am :::

Program One: In the MCA theater

Panels: [ Round Table Version]
1 pm:  The Work of Art in the Age of Convergence White Cerasulo, Miltos

3 pm: "Who's the Tool?" Espenschied, and John Dekam

Film Programs: [Screen version]
6 pm: JAM THE BOX Mark Hosler presents the latest work of Negativland Films
(With Q & A)

10:30 pm: featured film Information War: The Hactivists, plus shorts from

12 am: Chicago Underground Film Festival, Control :

Concerts [Stage version]
8pm: Animal Charm, OVT Visuals,, Scott Gibbons and Dave

Program Two: Version Lab 12 pm through 1am Version Lab features works by
motion graphic designers, animators, video and sound artists taking form as
live video,, workshops performance and installations.

Lab  Film Programs: [Screen version]
12 pm-5pm TBA

Lab Presentation:
5pm Scott Reeder (American Movie and Zero TV)
A discussion plus question & answer period on filmmaking and distribution,
with a focus on showing the works of the Zero TV collective.

Lab Performances:
6pm- 1am
TV Pow
TeleScene, April Noise and Art Jones
Salvo Beta

AFTER VERSION: offsite Version>02 events
10:30 pm  Heaven Gallery. : DJ Another Astronaut, White Collar Crime and
special guests.

::: Friday, April 19,2002 :::

Program One: In the MCA theater 1 pm through 1am
Panels: [ Round Table Version]
1 pm:  Version>Control Sassen, and representatives from the American Civil
Liberties Union

3 pm:  Naked Apprehensions of Technology (copresented with Nomads  &
Homesteaders of the School of the Art Institute) Art Ensemble, Dan Sandin,
Katherine Behar, Jon Cates, and Tiffany Holmes

Film Programs: [Screen version]
6 pm:  Video Data Bank presents E-[d]entity, part 1 World Premier

10:30 pm : Video Data Bank presents E-[d]entity, part 2 World Premier

12 am: Aesthetic underground, digital animation and short films by Katsura
Moshino (Nobukazu Takemura), Jon Cates, Lobo, Doug Lussenhop, J Cookson, and

Concerts [Stage version]
8 pm: Hexstatic (Ninja Tune)
Johnny DeKam - Bubbling Crude

Program Two: In the Version Lab 12 pm through 1am

Lab  Film Programs: [Screen version]
12pm This Is What Democracy Looks Like ­ Big Noise Films

1pm: TBA

9pm:  The Ad and The Ego

Lab Presentation, Panels, Readings:
2:30pm  Sub>Version with Institute of Applied Autonomy, Adbusters, Stephen
Marshall, Mark Hosler of Negativland and Brett Bloom.

5pm Karl Heintz  telepoetry reading

5:45pm UnKnowntext reading

6:30pm The Powers of Power Point

Lab Performances:
7pm- 1am
Dan Bitney and Selina Trepp-
A Very Sensitive Device
Merkab vs PRDF

AFTER VERSION: offsite Version>02 events
9:30pm Empty Bottle: Magas, 8-Bit Construction Set  9 pm -

10:30 pm  SAIC N&H program tba

::::Saturday, April 20, 2002:::

Program One: In the MCA theater 1 pm through 1am

Panels: [ Round Table Version]
1pm:  Alt.Media [copresented with Columbia College, Chicago] Marshall,
Sander Hicks, Rachel Rinaldo, Paul Dechene and Dave Niddrie (Adbusters), J
Cookson, Eric Galatas and Ed Marszewski

3 pm:  Creative Technology as Weaponry (copresented with Nomads  &
Homesteaders of the School of the Art Institute) EnsembleBeth Coleman, Katie
Salen, Beth Coleman, Jackie Soohen, and Art Jones.

Film Programs: [Screen version]
6 pm: We Interrupt This Broadcast : Shorts and animations by Doug Lussenhop,
GNN, Cell Media, Dave Foss Las Agencias, Enron , J Cookson.

10:30 pm: Digital Diversions: International Experimental Video
Co-Presented by Chicago Filmmakers and Columbia College Chicago

12 am: Interventions in the Public Sphere

Concerts [Stage version]
8pm  featured artists John McEntire, John Herndon, (Tortoise) and Casey Rice
plus cgc (aka Chris Clepper),Jordan Benwick (Vancouver), Rdie (Shea Ako + TJ

Program Two: In the Version Lab 12 pm through 1am

Lab Presentation, Panels, Readings:
3:30pm  Institute For Applied Autonomy Workshop

5pm Developing a Tactical Language

7pm Anonymous  Federated

Lab Performances:
8 pm- 1am
Pulse Programming

AFTER VERSION: offsite Version>02 events
    10:30pm  Square One aVersion program tba

10:30 pm  Beige Records World CJ Cassette Battle

PROJECT VERSION Additional projects in development in conjunction with
Version>02 take place throughout Chicago and include:

Datamap. Jim Costanza, GPS satellite mapping of the commons in Chicago.

Public Bicycle Radio by WPBR

Derek Lerner SHOW&TELL

World Championship Cassette DJ battle

The Republic of Delicious Food¹s Tea House

The Jackal Project

A tour of Chicago's leading edge galleries and alternative spaces on Sunday
afternoon with participating spaces.  The public may also visit the spaces
on their own time to view current ideas from digital artists.

Spaces include:
Julia Friedman
Monique Meloche
Q Studios
Square One
Seven Three Split

Right After version>02 Sunday April 21, 9pm Fireside Bowl: White Collar
Crime, TV Sheriff, Animal Charm, OVT

Features of the site include: festival info, article submission and debate,
forums and gallery. Exchange Version is being used to post articles
and papers informing the Version>02 participants and the public about the
issues surrounding the Version>02 convergence. The site is created form
freeware using open source code. Net gallery program TBA

Version People::
Version>02 Organizers include Ed Marszewski, Brien Rullman, Karl Kuhn and
Brian Dressel.

Version>02 Coordinators include Yolanda Cursach, Elysia Borowy, Paul B.
Davis, Michael Digioia, Geert Lovink, Liz Revision, , and Nato Thompson,
Logan Bay, Joel Bruner, Nomads and Homesteaders (SAIC), Columbia College
(Pulse 2002), Robert Wyrod, Rachel Rinaldo., Todd Carter

Concert Tickets - $10 in advance; $13 at the door
3-day pass to all films, panels and installations - $10

For tickets, call 312.397.4010 or visit
Complete schedule listings at

Version>02 Media sponsors:
New Art Examiner
Select Magazine
Beige Records

2001-2001 MCA Performances are generously sponsored by:
Lead Corporate Sponsor
Phillip Morris
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The Kovler Family Foundation
American Airlines

For more information contact

Press inquires:
Eileen Chambers


Date: Sat, 16 Mar 2002 01:21:22 +0000
From: Joasia <>
Subject:  WEBCAST_Rtmark, Paul D. Miller, Soda 

Art for Commerce / Commerce for Art

Chair: Mike Phillips, i-DAT

18th March 02 / WEBCAST 6 - 8.30pm British Time

Hybrid-Discourse is a series of events investigating current cultural
debates in the context of digital media. Focusing on key issues such as
relations between art and industry, emerging
cultural, commercial and hybrid practices as well as new models of
institutional practices this program seeks to re-address critical terms of
Adorno and Horkheimer's original concept of the culture industry in a
current context.

The third session in the series, Art for Commerce/Commerce for Art,
investigates relationship between cultural and commercial practices and
hosts Paul D. Miller, ®ark and SODA.

®ark, an anti-corporate corporation, operates globally and supports
activist projects by providing publicity, information, and finances
In this session ®ark will discuss Tactical Embarassment and other methods
for using public opinion as a weapon against corporate abuse of power.

SODA combines an arts and research practice with a broad range of commercial
activities. This eclectic mix is united by the creative culture of
excellence and innovation that has permeated Soda since its inception in
1996. Soda has worked within both a commercial and cultural context,
developing a range of projects for clients, curators and internal / external
Referring to Gregor Schneider¹s phrase Œthe highest form of thinking is
doing¹, this presentation will examine the relationship of Soda's work and
outcomes to a broader cultural context which is shaping the cultural
industry (

PAUL D.MILLER'S work as an artist has appeared in a wide variety of contexts
such as the Whitney Biennial, The Venice Biennial for Architecture and the
Ludwig Museum among others. Miller is most well known under the moniker of
his Œconstructed persona¹ as ŒDj Spooky that Subliminal Kid¹, a character
from his upcoming novel Flow My Blood the Dj Said, that uses a wide variety
of digitally created music as a form of post-modern sculpture
Sound Unbound will be a "live" multi-media presentation of the history of
digital art and media from the viewpoint of an artist who uses Œfound
objects¹ like a dj - i.e. it's a subjective selection where old video
material will be remixed and combined with new. History itself will be the
material for the mix, and the lecture presentation will focus on how dj
culture has evolved out of the same technologies that are used for digital
media and art.

Place: Sherwell Centre / University of Plymouth / Plymouth / UK
Info and to join ON-LINE DISCUSSION:

Hybrid Discourse is organised by Anya Lewin and Joasia Krysa with support
from the Institute of Digital Art and Technology (i-DAT), Dartington College
of Arts, World of Work, Mute, and the European Social Fund.


Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 14:50:59 +0200
From: "ALAS" <>
Subject: AGORA 2002 on CHILDREN MEDIA LITERACY message 2

forwarded by ALAS-Athens Digital Culture Organization =
and ''e-phos'' festival

apologies for cross posting

AGORA 2002
Athens, Greece  15-18 June

The Annual Regional Mediterranean Summit

opportunities for investements and synergies
Preliminary program at

In the heart of the Mediterranean basin AGORA becomes from this year an
Annual Mediterranean Summit and attracts children's media professionals,
policy makers and researchers in order to create  a strong network of
synergies, co productions and common projects.
In the peak of its activities and maturity AGORA 2002 is the  annual =
point of the Mediterranean children's audiovisual world with worldknown
professionals aiming to enhance  the region's political and industrial
influence in the global landscape.

The Strategy Tower
Core nucleus of AGORA is the Mediterranean Observatory, a common event =
planning centre with worldknown personalities from  audiovisual policy
makers to main broadcasters and producers. The Observatory monitors, =
and evaluates the production, promotion, research and training of =
audiovisual activities of the region.It is an on going living organism =
can provide update information for the regions ctivities in children's =
and to create synergies and projects with transnational and global =
The first working day of AGORA 2002 is dedicated to the Mediterranean

Children's Fantasy first
AGORA cares mostly about children. Being conscious on the impact of
audiovisual media on children's upbringing AGORA proposes the Media =
School Project.
MSS is children's creativity pool. The  young talent meets top =
of children's media and finds the language  and technology to express, =
create and to succeed.
In the Giffoni Multimedia Valley, Italy, an environment of of learning,
experimenting and playing the children meet the creators of their heros =
discover ways  to use the audiovisual language for their own creations =
The third day of AGORA 2002 is dedicated to the Media Summer School =
which will launch operations in 2004.

New Technologies in Media Literacy - I believe to know is to interact
This part-conference, part-hands-on-lab, to be held the third day of =
2002, will bring together electronic media producers and e-content
programmers, researchers, digital artists, media tutors, media education
designers, psychologists and children; anyone who is involved in the =
of the future trends in media youth training and literacy.

Citius, Altius, Fortius
2004, Olympics return to their birthplace. Within the Olympic spirit of
competition aiming to global synergy The World Sports Expo will present
audiovisual works made for children and by children targeting in sports =
as a
social and cultural language.
It will offer behaviour examples showing youth's participation in sports
worldwide and illustarting the ways media creations influnce the =
s sport counscience.
The fourth of AGORA 2002 focuses in the World Sports Expo for Youth =
will be launched in 2004 in Greece for a period of 4 months.


opportunities for investements and synergies
Preliminary program at


Date: Sat, 16 Mar 2002 18:43:44 -0000
From: "galia" <>
Subject: URBAN CYCLES_UK  announcement


interactive video installation in public space

venue: Library Walk, off St Peter=B9s Square, Manchester, UK
dates: Thursday 21 - Saturday 30 March=20
times: 8:30pm - midnight Free


Krassimir Terziev, Petko Dourmana, Nikolay Chakarov, Maria Berova (BG)

Jen Southern, Anneke Pettican, Adele Myers, Jenna Collins, Steve Symons, =
Gary Peploe (UK)

Curator: Galina Dimitrova /Interspace/

Transforming a busy thorough-fare into another time and place, Urban =
Cycles invites the public to trigger, provoke, and creatively =
participate in the work of ten artists from Manchester and Sofia. =
Sensors responding to peoples' movements connect to multiple video =
projections along Library Walk, and the street becomes home to both =
usual and unusual events...A graffiti artist runs away at the sound of =
your approach; satellite surveillance makes you a global pawn, and =
children's street games invite you into simple play. Each day the work =
of a different artist will collaborate with the city's walking feet, =
animating the floorscape with surprising consequences.=20

Firstly shown at The National Palace of Culture, Sofia the second part =
of the project will take place in Manchester being a part of =
[inter:face] 02 Digital Summer Festival.

Urban Cycles_BG was nominated for the ZKM-SWR International Media Art =
Awards 2001.=20

A collaboration inititated by Inerspace Media Art Center, Sofia =
(Bulgaria) and artists from Manchester (UK), exploring the moving image, =
interactive new media technologies and pubic space.

Exhibition program:=20

21.03./Thursday Maria Berova "TRANSPOSITION"=20

22.03./Friday Jen Southern "SLIPPERY SURFACE"=20

23.03./Saturday Gary Peploe "LOOK BOTH WAYS"=20

24.03./Sunday Nikolay Chakarov "GHOST GAME"=20

25.03./Monday Jenna Collins "TRACK"=20

26.03./Tuesday Steve Symons "VIRAL SYNTHESIA"=20

27.03./Wednesday Adele Myers "PASSAGE"=20

28.03./Thursday Krassimir Terziev "FOR REAL"=20

29.03./Friday Anneke Pettican "THE TRESPASS OF HER GESTURE"=20

30.03./Saturday Petko Dourama "DIP"=20

for Project Descriptions see: =

With the kind support of :
DIGITAL SUMMER [inter:face], Manchester City Council Arts and Libraries, =
Liverpool John Moores University, University of Huddersfield, Visiting =
Arts, The British Council, Bulgaria and IDEA.


Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 15:25:26 EST
Subject: Raad at the 2002 Whitney Biennial

(apologies for cross posting)

Walid Raad will present 
"The Loudest Muttering Is Over: 
Documents from The Atlas Group Archive"
on March 27 and April 10, 2002 at 7:30 at the
2002 Whitney Biennial 
at the Whitney Museum of American Art
(New York).

Raad will discuss his recent project titled, "The Atlas
Group" (an imaginary foundation and archive dedicated to the
study of Lebanon's contemporary history.)  He will present the group,
its mission and will show several documents from the archive.

Walid Raad is a media artist and an Assistant Professor of Media and
Cultural Studies at Queens College of the City University of New York.

Please make reservations and purchase your tickets ASAP
 as seating is limited. For reservations and tickets, 
please contact the Whitney Museum at:
1-877-whitney (1-877-944-8639)
or go to 


Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 08:56:05 +0100
From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?=A1ensba?= libre! <www.ensba@free.Fr>

_-_-_-_-_-Jeudi 14 mars 2002 - De 11h à 20h - Ensba, Salle du CID_-_-_-_-_
........14, rue Bonaparte - 75006 Paris - M° St Germain des Prés...........
(à partir de 11H)
- - L'ECOLE POTENTI3LLE - Pourquoi être producteurs culturels dans une 
société de communication ?
- - Bureau d'études-collectif d'artistes - Affichage d'archives + rédaction 
d'une affiche à l'attention des écoles d'art et de création
- - Ewen Chardronnet, Anthologie de l'Association des Astronautes Autonomes - 
- - Brian Holmes - Sur l'adaptation des pratiques artistiques à l'économie 
des contenus
- - Cyrille Larpenteur - Documentation de la journée
(14H) projections
- - PES - Exposé, Action Micro-édition
- - Béatrice Rettig - On line-Off line
- - Magali Claude et Frédéric Beaumes - Vidéo-clips
- - L'AGENCE/Elodie Huet, Anne-Claire Budin, Rada Boukova - Vidéo
- - Jean-Baptiste Bayle - Art & Sécurité
- - François Robin - Links
- - Ludovic Burel - ACCES 2001
Jean-Claude Moineau, théoricien de l'art, enseignant à Paris 8 : Art, 
réseaux et mondialisation - La géopolitique de l'art à l'heure de la 
mondialisation, internationalisme et rapport global local
Table ronde/Débat : L'enseignement, le public et le privé, ou la question 
complexe de l'esthétique de la firme Disney rapportée à la morale ou 
l'absence de morale de ses dirigeants
- - Patrick Maldidier, Syndicat UNSA Disney
- - Reflex(e), groupe de reflexion art et politique
- - Julien Langé, urbaniste
- - La coordination des étudiants potentiels
et l'ensemble des intervenants
Modérateur débat : Didier Semin, historien de l'art, enseignant à l'Ensba
(19h) Pot, Mégaphone + Live-Démo
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Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 08:27:00 EST
Subject: Lecture

ART IN MOTION: The Annual International Festival of Time-Based Media
Presented by the University of Southern California School of Fine Arts

Saturday, March 23rd, 2-4 pm
Ahmanson Auditorium
Museum of Contemporary Art (at the California Plaza)
250 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Interdisciplinary artist COCO FUSCO has lectured, performed, exhibited,
and curated programs throughout the world. Fusco's performances include
Dolores from 10h to 22h with Ricardo Dominguez (2001), Votos (1999-2000),
Stuff  with Nao Bustamante (1996-99), and Sudaca Enterprises (1997), and
her work has been included in, among others, the Whitney Biennial, the
Sydney Biennale, and the London International Theatre Festival. She is the
author of English is Broken Here, a collection of essays on art, media and
cultural politics; and the editor of Corpus Delecti: Performance Art of
the Americas (1999). Her writings appear in numerous publications,
including: the Village Voice, the LA Times, Art in America, and Frieze,
and a collection of her essays and performance texts will be published by
Routledge in 2001.
Ricardo Dominguez is a co-founder of The Electronic Disturbance Theater
(EDT), a group who developed Virtual-Sit-In technologies in 1998 in
solidarity with the Zapatista communities in Chiapas, Mexico. EDT's SWARM
action was presented at Ars Electronica's InfoWar Festival in 1998. A
former member of Critical Art Ensemble, Dominguez is currently a Worker
with Fake-Fakeshop, a hybrid performance group that was included in the
Whitney Biennial, and Senior Editor of The Thing. He is the editor of
EDT's book Hacktivism: network-art-activism, (Autonomedia Press, 2001),
and his essays have appeared at Ctheory and recently in Corpus Delecti:
Performance Art of the Americas, edited by Coco Fusco.
AIM is the annual international festival of time-based media presented by
the University of Southern California School of Fine Arts. AIM is directed
by Janet Owen and programmed by Christiane Robbins. This lecture is
Presented by AIM and co-sponsored by the USC Janet and George Handtmann
Lecture Series in Photography.
All events are free and open to the public. No reservation required.
Further information:
Tel: 213 740 ARTS


Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 01:08:35 +0000
From: "cybersalonuk" <> (by way of richard barbrook)
Subject: [cybersalon] cybersonica>>>call for submissions- digital music festival


International Festival of Digital Music and Sound
symposium / exhibition / installation / performance
ICA, London June 4th - 7th 2002
For more info see: <>

Call for papers, presentations, demonstrations, installations and
performances focussing on creative, innovative practice and theory in
music and sound.

The Cybersonica festival brings together the whole community of sonic
innovation, from performers, composers, DJs and VJs to developers,
academics, broadcasters and record companies.

Symposium - 6th and 7th June, 10am - 5pm, ICA theatre

Presentations and discussions of music and sound in relation to:
interfaces;interaction and spaces communication; narrative and
computer games;generative, algorithmic and process based systems
artistry; copyright and commerce.

Presentations should last no more than 20 minutes. Academic papers
will be published on-line and should be presented in summary form
only during the symposium.

Performance - 5-7th June, 7.30pm till 1.00am, ICA bar and theatre
A selection of abstract textures/digital noise & cut up/idiosyncratic
electronica, featuring contemporary digital music makers and fresh,
home grown talent - with strong performances in cinema, seated
auditorium and bar spaces.

Exhibition - 4th to 7th June, all day, New Media Centre
in association with

An exhibition of audio artworks or "new audio visual experiences"
exploring the fusion of audio and visual output through new
technologies available from computing and the Internet.

Installation - 6th and 7th June, all day, Brandon and Nash rooms

Sonic experiences that engage and react through movement and
interactivity.These responsive sonic spaces allow the visitor to
interact with the sound around them.

To participate

If you wish to participate email a proposal or abstract (max 500
plain text + URLs) by 31 March 2002 to:

Symposium: John Eacott -
Performance: Lewis Sykes -
Exhibition: Stanza -
Installation: Clifton Evans -

To sponsor or partner the event: Mark Fitzpatrick -
Press inquiries: Niki Gomez -

Or post a proposal or abstract (max 500 words) + examples of work on

John Eacott
University of Westminster
Watford Road
London HA1 3TP
The Mall
London SW1Y 5AH

Tickets (prices to be confirmed)

£90 festival ticket / £55 one-day ticket - full rate - full
to all
events, delegate's pack, lunch and refreshments
£55 festival ticket / £27.50 one-day ticket - concessionary
unemployed, OAP or small business / hardship) - full admission to all
events, delegates pack and refreshments
£8 / £7 cons / £6 ICA member - evening ticket - admission to
one evening of festival performances and exhibitions

Tickets on sale from 1st April 2002 - contact the ICA ticket office
on: 0207
930 3647 or To reserve, prior to 1st April 2002,

Cybersonica is supported by the University of Westminster & CARTE

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Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 20:52:26 -0600 (CST)
From: =?iso-8859-1?q?Prensa=20Foro=20Global?= <>



* NGOs find aid packages to be mere scraps
- --Developing world not asking for charity

* Foreign debt, a cross to bear for the people of the
world: NGO
- --Latin America owes 737 billion dollars to financial

* Foreign factories in Mexico at risk
- --Wages are even lower in Central America

* Creating a just global governance 
Improve quality of life not discover new markets

* Representatives express disappointment with
Monterrey Consensus
- --NGOs proposals not taken into account

* Dialogue between financial institutions and NGOs
- --World Bank claims goals are the same

* Women participating in the Global Forum reject the
neoliberal model, war culture, and all forms of
violence against women
- ----------------------------------------

* NGOs find aid packages to be mere scraps
- --Developing world not asking for charity

Monterrey, MARCH 15, 2002 (CIMAC)-Social organizations
at the Global Forum: Financing for the Right to
Sustainable and Equitable Development, criticized the
aid offered by President George W. Bush, which they
refer to as crumbs for development.

Alejandro Villamar, Mexican Steering Committee
spokesperson, explained that for each dollar rich
countries send as aid, developing countries have to
send back six dollars as payment of foreign debt.

They also referred to the aid package that the
governments of Europe agreed on, which is to raise the
percentage of Official Aid for Development (OAD) to
.3% by 2006, as scraps.  Currently the amount
designated for OAD doesn’t reach past .2% of Gross
National Products.

Roberto Bissio, of the Third World Institute,
explained that 5 million dollars is only 5% of the one
billion the UN has declared necessary to guarantee an
elementary education for every person in the world, as
well as basic health services, reducing maternal
mortality rates, among other goals set at the
Millenium Summit that took place in New York,
September of 2000.

Meanwhile, the union of the NGOs of Spain expressed
their approval of the unilateral decision made by the
governments of Europe to raise the percentage of OAD
by 2006.  As their spokesperson, Alfonso Sancho, said,
this decision was made at the European Summit that is
being held in Barcelona, Spain.

For citizen’s organizations of European countries,
this, “last minute decision” is the recognition by the
richest countries in the world that the FfD document
lacks concrete obligations to reach the objectives of
the Millenium Summit.  Among which is, reducing in
half by the year 2015 the number of people who live in

However, they found these actions to be insufficient
to obtain a consensus between the countries of the
north and the south that looks towards an agenda that
favors equitable and sustainable development.

Alfonso Sancho, pointed out that the citizens
organizations of the world are not asking for charity
on the part of developed countries, but for actions
that come from recognizing that the actual financial
system is designed to keep developing countries
structurally dependant.

It’s important to remember that the richest countries,
grouped as the G-7 are the ones who make decisions
regarding the economic system of the world, and in
multilateral financial institutions like the
International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

According to the UN, of the 4.6 thousand million
people that live in the developing world, 826 million
lack food, 850 million are illiterate, and almost a
sixth of humanity go without systems of drinkable
- -------------------------------------

* Global Forum of the FfD
Foreign debt, a cross to bear for the people of the
world: NGO
- --Latin America owes 737 billion dollars to financial

Monterrey, MAR 15, 00 (CIMAC)- Foreign debt is the
burden of the people, and the only lasting solution to
this problem is the complete debt cancellation, said
Demba Moussa, member of the Worldwide Counsel of
Churches, who stated that a proposal regarding the
elimination of external debt should be included in the
final document of the Global Forum: Financing for the
Right to Sustainable and Equitable Development.

According to the Economic Commission for Latin America
(CEPAL), in the last year, the foreign debt of Latin
America has reached 737 billion dollars, this is
immoral and intolerable said Mexican ex-deputy
Ifigenia Marinez.

In a document sent to the Global Forum, that ended
this morning, at the historical Steel Mill of
Monterrey, Ifigenia Martinez, of the Revolutionary
Democratic Party (PRD), said that the politics of
foreign debt payment are incompatible with

 Cuban expert Marlen Sanchez, agreed, stating that the
debt of Latin America is unpayable, what’s more, Peter
Lance, spokesperson of the Jubilee 2000 Campaign,
announced that new goals regarding foreign debt that
take into account human rights are necessary, so that
poor countries have social and economic development

Representatives of civil society are in agreement that
foreign debt is illegitimate and is used to dominate
and exploit developing countries.  The debt, if
continued, will only serve to make people poorer.

They believe that the problem of debt is more
political than economic and remains a burden of the

“Whether or not we like the final document of the
International Conference of Financing for Development,
NGOs will continue the fight for the elimination of
external debt”, said Moussa, a religious
representative of Senegal.

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* Foreign factories in Mexico at risk
- --Wages are even lower in Central America

MONTERREY, MAR 15, 2002 (CIMAC).  Mexico has been
converted into a maquiladora country (an assembly line
for foreign industry), with the risk that
transnational companies will use the country as a
jumping off point for moving into other regions where
the cost of production is even less.

This was the consensus of a group of specialists in
the Foreign Direct Investment and Trade tent at a
round table discussion regarding the maquiladoras
during the Global Forum of Financing for the Right to
Sustainable and Equitable Development.

Due to the economic decline of the United States, the
Maquiladora Industry in Mexico has gone from second to
third place as the source of foreign income as of last
year.  Resulting in the dismissal of 250 thousand
workers out of the more than one million employed.

Victor Acuna, of the Mexican Action Network on Free
Trade, held that even with the low salaries that
Mexico pays it’s workers, it’s still at disadvantage
to Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, or El Salvador,
all countries that can provide cheaper labor.

Veronica Leyva, participant in the round table
discussion, gave her testimony as a laid off
maqiladora worker from Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, one
of the countries major maquiladora areas.

In Ciudad Juarez, where nearly 300 workers have been
murdered in the last few years, there are 360
factories in this sector, employing 250 thousand
people, over 50 percent of whom are women and 60
percent of those whom are single mothers.

Even though the average age of workers in the
maquiladoras in Ciudad Juarez is twenty two years old,
this sector also employs boys and girls starting as
young as thirteen or fourteen, whose child labor
rights are violated as they work full shifts and

Violation of the workers rights is common,
particularly toward women, who will not be hired if
pregnant.  Leyva held that the industry leaders of the
area recently signed an agreement with the Canacintra
The Camera Nacional de la industria y transformacion
that unites them on a national level, together they
will compile a black list, (under the pretext of
creating an employment service) workers names that
have been labeled as  “troublemakers or agitators “
for defending their rights.  

There was also a list made of lawyers who have
defended workers whose labor rights have been violated
at the hands of their employers.

Another detrimental effect maquiladoras have on their
surrounding communities is the release of highly toxic
and carcinogenic substances as the North American Free
Trade Agreement does not require that this toxic waste
be returned to the United States.

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* Creating a just global governance 
Improve quality of life not discover new markets

 Monterrey, Mar. 15, 2002 (CIMAC)—Governments are at
the service of civil society, not above civil society,
stressed Estela Escandola, of the Multilateral Network
of Brazil, in a conference on the new global, national
and local governance during the Global Forum this

Escandola started with a set of questions on how to
build global governance, first, should a global
government be at the service of governments or of the
people? Today, when governments plan development
assistance, they do it with the idea that it will
create new markets, not because they want people to
improve their life conditions, she regretted. 

She then added that if global governance happens, it
shouldn’t be at the expense of local differences.
Differences enrich rather than impoverish and
conformity is harmful, she added. For example, when
the Inter-American Development Bank finances projects
of development through tourism, they always build the
same kind of hotels. As a consequence, tourists get
tired and never come back, only leaving behind
prostitution and child labor.

 The second question to raise is how to create this
global governance, Escandola said. Today, only federal
executive powers are involved in this process, leaving
aside legislative and judicial powers, as well as
local representatives and civil society, she

Thirdly, Escandola invited her audience to wonder to
whom the rules should apply. Referring to the US war
against Afghanistan, she said that once more, the US
broke the rules they contributed to define in the
context of United Nations, but that small countries
are forced to obey these rules. 

Escandola then stated the ways to reach a fair global
governance. First, civil society should strengthen
their local nations, because it’s at the local level
that people and NGOs can have an influence. Then,
civil society should work on the international
financial institutions, but from the base. Finally,
she stressed the importance of mutual respect among
NGOs and of avoiding perpetuating the same paternalist
attitude international financial institutions show
toward poor countries. 
- ---------------------------
* Representatives express disappointment with
Monterrey Consensus
- --NGOs proposals not taken into account

Monterrey, Mar. 14, 2002 (CIMAC)—NGOs representatives
invited to evaluate the chapter on systemic issues of
the Monterrey Consensus during the Global Forum this
afternoon, expressed their concern about the documents
lack of firm language on many issues NGOs consider

Even though for the first time ever NGOs were invited
to make proposals during the preparation of the
Monterrey Consensus, their proposals have hardly been
taken into account in the final document, said Gemma
Adaba, UN representative of the International
Confederation of Free Trade Unions.

 The question is not so much what NGOs have to
propose, but how they manage to push their proposals
forward, she added. Among these proposals were the
need for an effective tax system at the national
level, because poor countries do not necessarily lack
resources, but they lack a process of redistribution
of these resources, said Adaba. 

Another important recommendation pushed forward by
NGOs that was almost dropped in the final document is
the implementation of the commitment by industrialized
countries to dedicate 0.7 percent of their GDP to
assist the poorest countries, said Adaba. She also
expressed her disappointment regarding the weakness of
the language used in the consensus when referring to
human rights and workers´ rights.

 Martha Arias, political advisor at Oxfam, stressed
that two other proposals left out of the consensus
were: mentioning the need to analyze the impact on
development of the liberalization of capitals, as well
as the necessity to realize an external and
independent evaluation of international financial
institutions work. 

Both speakers regretted that the only part of the
document where strong language is used is in reference
to fighting financing for terrorism, whereas,
according to Adaba, the document reveals no such sense
of urgency concerning issues such as the crisis in
Argentina or the HIV-AIDS pandemic. Despite these
limitations, both Adaba and Arias said they won’t
reject the consensus, but rather accept it while
making public their disappointment and stressing that
they’re staying engaged. 
- -------------------------------

* Dialogue between financial institutions and NGOs
- --World Bank claims goals are the same

Monterrey, Mar. 15, 2002 (CIMAC)— Members of NGOs
participating in the Global Forum debated with
international financial institutions` representatives
around the chapter on systemic issues of the Monterrey
Consensus this afternoon, in what both later regarded
as a
constructive effort.

The difficulty of establishing a dialog between
international financial institutions and NGOs lies in
their different ideological premises, said Frank
Schroeder, of the Ebert Foundation. While NGOs
development efforts should find ways of redistributing
fruits of economic growth, financial institutions
to be market fundamentalists.

While rejecting this label, Prakash Loungani, of the
International Monetary Fund, stressed that
financial institutions exist precisely in order to
correct the market’s failures.

Aldo Cagliari, of the Center of Concern, expressed his
concern about the lack of language on human rights in
part relative to systemic issues of the consensus.
However, human rights are mentioned at the beginning
the document, stressed Barry Herman of the United
Secretariat, and if they are not mentioned in the rest
the document, it might be that NGOs didn’t lobby

The Monterrey conference was celebrated as the first
South summit in the last 25 years by Herman who
his optimism about NGOs` participation in the
process. The UN is offering a forum to try to resolve
disputes, he added.

Herman`s optimism was not shared by Paul Tennassee, of
Confederation of Workers, who denounced policies like
5-billion-dollar promise to aid for development
George W. Bush made yesterday, because poor countries
given much more than this amount to rich countries in
interests on the debt, he said.

Despite cases like the crisis in Argentina, Tennassee
added, the IMF and the World Bank continue to make
mistakes. Lungangi from the IMF recognized that his
makes mistakes, and said it tries to learn from them.

When a member of the audience accused the World Bank
impoverishing developing countries´ peoples, Jaime
of the World Bank said he didn’t accept this
accusation and
expressed that his institution is committed to
poverty, recognizing that NGOs and international
institutions may have different methods, but they
the same objective.

Mexican Representative Leticia Burgos, who took part
the debate at the last minute, stressed the need for
parliamentary representation in the United Nations
while Representative Maria Elena Chapa expressed the
need to give a gender perspective to the issue of

- -------------------------

* Women participating in the Global Forum reject the
neoliberal model, war culture, and all forms of
violence against women

March, 2002 (CIMAC)-Women participating in the Global
Forum:  Financing the Right to Sustainable and
Equitable Development, rejected the neoliberal model,
the war culture and all forms of violence against
women, and demanded the total eradication of  foreign
debt for highly indebted countries.

On the first day of work at the NGOs Forum preceding
the International Conference: Financing for
Development (FfD) women proposed putting forth an
agenda for a just peace in the world, a non monolithic
worldwide political organization given a say in
economics and that enjoys equal representation and a
participatory democracy among the worlds countries.

In the text of the Women’s Declaration the activists
recommended the establishment of a tax on foreign
financial transactions the percentage of which is
raised in times of crisis to avoid capital flight,
specifically speculative capital, that also provides a
a way of regulating the flows of international

They also asked for a raise in the resources for
Official Aid for Development and the elimination of
conditional clauses.  As well as fulfilling in the
agreement that developed countries destine 0.7 of
their Gross National Product to the OAD.

They also demanded eliminating conditional clauses in
structural adjustment programs promoted by the World
Bank, the Internation Monetary Fund, and international

As for foreign debt, they recommended a re-examination
of current criteria and the adoption of a human
development focus. All of this in order to measure
sustainability which they believe should not be gauged
in accordance with what a country can pay or in
accordance with the agreement previously acquired, but
in accordance with its needs to reach sustainable and
equitable gender human development.

They also demanded the establishment of a transparent
system of arbitration on external debt with a
democratic process in the decision making because as
it stands lending countries carry enormous weight in
deciding which countries can go into the renegotiating
process like the Initiative of condemnation of highly
indebted countries.

The activists pleaded for the democratization of
decision making processes within international
financial institutions so that of free trade and
investments respect the sovereignty of various peoples
and that they comply with the objectives of
development from the Millenium Meeting.

The women stated that the United Nations must take on
a leading role in economic and social development
through the fulfillment of the UN final document the
“Consensus of Monterrey” so that the World Bank and
the International Monetary Fund’s actions and accounts
are submitted for review to the Social and Economic
Counsel and are in compliance with international human
rights regulations.


Comité Organizador México
Foro Global: Financiación para el Derecho al Desarrollo Sustentable con Equidad
Enlace con medios: Comunicación e Información de la Mujer, Asociación Civil (CIMAC).
+ 52 (55) 5510-0085/5510-0023/5512-5796
Cindy Gabriela Flores, Coordinación de Prensa,

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Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2002 04:03:55 EST
Subject: salloum vbc screening

(apologies for cross posting)

Canadian premiere
of a new videotape by Jayce Salloum:
'everything and nothing'

An intimate dialogue that weaves back and forth between representations of a 
figure (of resistance) and subject, with Soha Bechara ex-Lebanese National 
Resistance fighter in her Paris dorm room after release from captivity in 
El-Khiam torture and interrogation centre (S. Lebanon) where she had been 
detained for 10 years, 6 years in isolation.

One screening only
as part of the Signal & Noise Festival
@ Video In
Friday, March 22, 9:30pm
followed by a Q&A

Video In
1965 Main Street, Vancouver:
single screening $5

for more info: (604)872-8337

- --
Full videotape description:

everything and nothing
part 1 from the continuous tape, ‘untitled’
Jayce Salloum, 40:40, orig format MiniDV, France/Canada, 2001

An intimate dialogue that weaves back and forth between representations of a 
figure (of resistance) and subject, with Soha Bechara* ex-Lebanese National 
Resistance fighter in her Paris dorm room after release from captivity in 
El-Khiam torture and interrogation centre (S. Lebanon) where she had been 
detained for 10 years, 6 years in isolation. Revising notions of resistance, 
discussing the recounting to death of her account, the nature of survival, 
will, separation, distance and closeness, the overexposed image and body of a 
surviving martyr speaks quietly and directly into the camera juxtaposed 
against her self and image, not speaking of the torture but of the distance 
between the subject and the loss, of what is left behind and what remains.

*Soha Bechara is a heroine in Lebanon, pictures of her are seen in many 
houses in the South and posters of her were seen all around downtown Beirut 
when I was working there in the early 90’s.  She was captured for trying to 
assassinate the general of the SLA (Israel's proxy army), Antoine Lahad. This 
video material that I recorded of the time spent with her is not precious, 
just time, and a conversation, and intense intimacy at a close and 
unbreachable distance.
- --

Screenings to date include; MoneyNations2, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna; 
Ayam Bayrout al Cinemaiya, Beirut; Santa Monica Museum of Art; Arab Screen 
Independent Film Festival, Doha, Qatar; Artists Television Access/Arab Film 
Festival, San Francisco; Arab & Iranian Film Festival, NYC; Argos Film & 
Video Festival, Brussels; The World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam; The 
Museum of Civilization, Hull, Québec; Biennale de l’image en Mouvement 
(Biennial of Moving Images), Geneva; and upcoming at the Pacific Film A
rchives, Berkeley, and YYZ, Toronto.


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