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sure              : Seoul police stop first Gay Film Festival
Evelyn Mund       : Digitale 97 program, Cologne
Elisa Giaccardi   : A virtual double theatre project, Alba
Jeremy Welsh      : Screens Seminar, Trondheim
Kathy Rae Hufmann : Steirischer Herbst 1997, Graz
Vuk Cosic         : dX Mirror, Ljubljana
Linda Wallace     : nervous objects, cuseeme performance
Treasure Crumbs   : Traveler Log, multimedia performance

Subject: Seoul police stop first Gay Film Festival
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 97 16:57:08 -0500
From: sure <sure@euronet.nl>

this message reached me through Wouter Barendrecht, Fortissimo Film in
Hongkong (wouter@asiaonline.net)

Police in Seoul have put a dramatic end Saturday September 20th to the first
attempt to organise a gay film festival in South-Korea. The organisation
asks the international Internetcommunity for support. please send your
letter of support and/or protest to the following e-mail address:


+++++++++++     PRESS RELEASE    ++++++++++++++++
Seoul, Sept.20, 1997.
Yesterday (Sept 19) was the opening night of the 1st Seoul Queer Film &
Video Festival at the Tongmun Theater on Yonsei University Campus. The
festival was due to run until Sept 25, and included 85 films from all over
the world.
However, the authorities waited until that day to take action against the
festival, effectively preventing it from going ahead. The festival was hit
with a double whammy. 
First, the local government officials in the Soedaemun District of Seoul
where Yonsei University is located posted a notice on the door of the
theater declaring the event illegal. They threatened to seize all screening
equipment and materials to be screened, and also threatened the organizers
with a 20 million Korean won (approx. US$22,000) fine and a 3 year jail
Second, Yonsei University withdrew support, threatening to turn off the
electricity in the building. According to reports, they had come under
pressure from alumni, whose funds were used to build the theater in question.
The Seoul Queer Film and Video Festival staff and volunteers have put in
thousands of hours of work not only to organize the festival but also to try
and find a way to hold it legally. Over the last few months great difficulty
has been encountered with homophobic national censorship authorities. Even
Wong Kar-Wai's latest film HAPPY TOGETHER has been banned in Korea, with
authorities stating that it is "not relevant to the emotional life of the
Korean people." 
The same authorities stated that they would not permit the Queer Film and
Video Festival to import and screen film prints. In these circumstances, the
festival was forced to attempt a technique used by other festivals in
similar circumstances, namely to screen videos only on a university campus.
But now that attempt has also run into a brick wall.
The Queer Film and Video Festival's difficulties raise serious questions
about civil rights and freedom of expression for all Koreans. We believe
that our struggle is of importance to all organizers of film festival, all
organizers of cultural events, and Korean audiences in general.
Last night, the festival staff, volunteers and audience members who had come
for the opening night gathered in a bar nearby. One by one, everyone present
took the stage to express their feelings. Among those who spoke were members
of all sectors of the gay, lesbian and queer communities, including
cyperspace bulletin board organizers, members of the film culture community,
university teachers, and university and high school students. 
Everyone agreed that the struggle to find a way to hold the 1st Seoul Queer
Film and Video Festival must go on. The festival will now try to find an
alternative legal venue to hold the festival in a few weeks time, and will
also continue to demand reasonable censorship procedures to allow it hold a
legal public event. Watch this space for further details...
Seo Dongjin
1st Seoul Queer Film & Video Festival.


Date: Wed, 24 Sep 1997 18:15:56 +0100
From: evelyn@khm.de (Evelyn Mund)
Subject: Digitale 97 program

Digitale '97
Digital Dialects,
October 1 - 3, 1997

Sao Paulo
Operating Systems

The computer has transformed itself from number-cruncher to a digital
technology that enforces worldwide use of a new universallanguage.
Directors, artists-developers and cineasts from Sao Paulo, Moscow and
Tokyo are invited to present and discuss how electronic and digital
technology is used in their film production. Can we say that there are
digital dialects present at the creation of moving images? Videoartists
from Sao Paulo use non-linear editing techniques to present a form of
image-dribbling within the apparatus of large television networks; here
the actual situation determines the relation of man and image.
In Moscow, agglomerations between the avantgarde of the past and the new
age of the machine are formed. Digital technology is used to restore
historical animation and to build independent production facilities like
the Studio of Vladimir Kobrin.
Tokyo's artists have developed a hybrid language and formed special machine
designs. They work in the shadow of a megacity which seems to be
permanently aware of natural and military catastrophes.

The morning sessions - Operating Systems - are dedicated to new large
format films that require unforeseen dimensions of computer technology.

In the Cinemathek a videolounge will allow to view separately the visual
works from these cities.

An experimental server will be configurated for the Internet that reflects
the moving images from Sao Paulo, Moscow, Tokyo and the Operating Systems.

Wednesday, October 1, 1997

Operating systems, October 1, 10.00 - 12.30 h

10.00h  Siegfried Zielinski (Academy of Media Arts Cologne)
        Welcome to the Digitale '97

        Udo von Karhan (Imax)
        The genesis and development of a great experience

10.45h  Christine Lemoine (Euromax/Productions du Futuroscope)
        15 perf/70mm format in Europe

11.30h  John Wyver (Illuminations Television)
        Panoramania: Small thoughts from the past about
        big pictures in the future

12.30h  Break

Workshops: Sao Paulo, October 1, 14.00 - 18.00 h

14.00h  Marcondes Dourado
        Ogod Ano 2000 (1996)

        Nils Roeller (Academy of Media Arts Cologne)
        Introduction: Digital Dialects

        Solange Farkas
        What do you think people think Brazil is? -
        Short review of Brazilian videoart, including:

        Marcos Prado e Johnny Jardim
        The coalmen (Os carvoreiros) (1991)
        Sandra Kogut
        What do you think people think Brazil is? (1990)
        Lucila Meireles
        Pivete (1987)
        Pedro Vieira
        Duel of gods (Duelo dos deuses 1988)

15.00h  Marcelo Tas
        Dribbling (Lecture and film)

15.45h  Break

16.15h  Carlos Nader
        Imaginal world (Plano imaginal)
        (Lecture and film Portrait of a serial kisser, (Beijoqueiro))

16.45h  Eder Santos
        Lecture and films including:
        This nervous thing (Essa coisa nervosa),
        Trailer: Confusing people (Enredando as Pessoas)

17.30h  Martha Nehring and Maria Oliveira
        15 sons and daughters (15 filhos)
        (Discussion and film)

        Solange Farkas and Erika Verzutti

18.00h  End

19.00h  General reception at the Restaurant "Alter Wartesaal"

Presentations, October 1, 1997, 21.00 h

21.00h  Performance: Waly Salomo
        Screening: Trovoada by Carlos Nader

Thursday, October 2, 1997

Operating systems, October 2, 10.00 - 12.30 h

10.00h  Lynn McCroskey (Sonics)
        3D Sound for a 3D picture

10.45h  Hugh Murray (Imax)
        IMAX(r): 3D and computer animation - The perfect marriage?

12.30h  Break

Workshops: Moscow, October 2, 14.00 - 18.00 h

14.00h  Vadim Koshkin
        Fucking electricity - Currents of death (Video)
        presented by Vladimir Kobrin

14.20h  Alexei Shulgin
        Introduction to the current developing cyberscene in Russia
        (including a visit to the Moscow WWWArt Center site)

15.00h  Tatiana Detkina
        Bridging the cyberworld with the era of earliest Russian
        animation and montage (Lecture and presentation)

15.15h  Nikolaj Izvolov
        Unknown early animation masterpieces.
        Included are:
        Mikhail Zikhanovsky:
        The Post (1931) and Pacific 231 (1930)
        Alexander Alexeev:
        The Night on bald mountain (ca. 1935)
        Alexander Medvedkin:
        Tit, or the Tale of the Big Spoon (ca. 1934)
        Dziga Vertov:
        Leninskaya Kinopravda No. 21

16.00h  Break

16.15h  Andrei Smirnov
        The Theremin Center - Workshop for contemporary digital arts

        Stanislav Kreichi
        The photoelectronic ANS
        (Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin)-synthesizer
        Viacheslav Koleichuk
        Russian Kineticism (Lecture)

16.45h  Videos produced at the Theremin Center,
        presented by Andrei Smirnov.
        Included are:
        Natalia Borisova: The Scarlet Flower
        Juka Lukicheva:  The Flesh
        Olga Kumeger: Metamorphoses for ANS Synthesizer
        Jorge Campos: Kon-Tiki for processed Ovaloid
        Olga Kumeger and Victor Ulianich: Cassiopeia

17.15h  Viacheslav Koleichuk, Stanislav Kreichi, Andrei Smirnov
        Reflections in Time and Metal - Music for Ovaloid and tape

       Moderation: Adele Eisenstein, Alexei Shulgin, Andrei Smirnov.

18.00h  End

Presentations, October 2, 1997, 20.30 h

20.30h  Films from Kobrin's Studio
        With Vladimir Kobrin, moderated by Wilfried Reichart

        The third reality II (1996)
        The first apocryph (1992/93)
        The steps to nowhere (1992)
        The group portrait in still life (1993)
        The last dream of Anatoly Vassilivich (1990)

Friday, October 3, 1997

Operating Systems, October 3, 10.00 - 12.30 h

10.00h  Bigger is better?
        Discussion moderated by Keith Griffiths
        (Koninck & Illuminations Films).
        With Hugh Murray and guests of the Digitale.

12.30h  Break

Workshops: Tokyo, October 3, 14.00 - 18.00 h

14.00h  Buichi Terasawa
        Manga and Anime: Character-Design
        (Lecture and film)

15.00h  Junco Ito
        Women's sensibilities - Production and network of Manga
        (Lecture and film)

15.45h  Keita Kurosaka
        Personal city (Film)

16.00h  Break

16.15h  Keita Kurosaka
        Clips and Sea roar
        (Lecture and film)

16.45h  Koichi Ohata
        Geno-Cyber: Mecha-Design
        (Lecture and film)

17.30h  Toshiya Ueno
        Techno-Orientalism (Lecture)

        Moderation: Nils Roeller

18.00h  End

Presentations, October 3, 20.30 h

20.30h  Man-Machines in Tokyo
        Films of Shinya Tsukamoto presented
        by Nobu Kanaoka (Actress)

        Cineastic contributions on urban claustrophobia, masochism
        and technological acceleration:

        Tetsuo - The ironman (1989) and
        Tokyo Fist (1995)

Day ticket (Operating Systems and Workshops): DM 20,00

Students: DM 10,00

Evening ticket (Presentations): DM 15,00

Students: DM 8,00

Academy of Media Arts Cologne
Peter-Welter-Platz 2
50676 Cologne
Telefon +49(0)221-20189115
Telefax +49(0)221-2018917

Media Kultur Koeln GmbH
Im MediaPark 5b
50670 Koeln
Telefon +49(0)221-4543202
Telefax +49(0)221-4543209


Concept and Realisation:
Nils Roeller und Siegfried Zielinski

Solange Farkas und Erika Verzutti (Sao Paulo),
Adele Eisenstein (Moscow), Karl-Heinz Neubert (Tokyo)
supported by Stefan Holl und Christoph Lamprecht

Co-ordination and editorial assistance:
Evelyn Mund

www: knowbotic research

Timothe Ingen-Housz, Michael Mikina,
Herwig Weiser, Andreas Wodraschke

Special Thanks to the staff of the
technical department and the administration
of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.

PR & Organisation:
Media Kultur Koeln GmbH

The Digitale '97 is organised by the Academy of
Media Arts Cologne commissioned by the Ministry of Economics, Technology
and Transport of Northrhine-Westfalia and in co-operation with the City of
Cologne. Responsible for concept and realisation are Nils Roeller and
Siegfried Zielinski. The Digitale '97 is supported by SONY Germany within
its program for the arts.

Evelyn Mund
Kunsthochschule fuer Medien
AG Medienkunst
Peter-Welter-Platz 2
50676 Koeln
T: +49-221-201 89 115
0046: +49-221-201 89 124
e-mail: evelyn@khm.de


Date: Sat, 27 Sep 1997 01:32:10 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Elisa Giaccardi <elisa.giaccardi@isiline.it>
Subject: A virtual double theatre project: "RR PROJECT". Join in!

"Every authentic image has a shadow that constitues its double (Antonin
Artaud, Theatre and its Double)"

Look at



The telematic event REMOTE RISONANZE is a project that is specific to a 
local section of "Arte all'Arte", an exhibition born by an idea of Luciano 
Pistoi. This exhibition is conceived like an interaction moment between the 
main figures of contemporary art and some of the most interesting natural 
and architectural places of the involved italian countries.

REMOTE RISONANZE event is linked to the workshop of foam rubber sculpture
conduct by Piero Gilardi, guest artist in Alba. It is also connected to the 
opening of the Social Theatre of Alba, a XIXth century building that has 
been restored and expanded on the base of an interesting and very innovative 
project of double mirror-like stage.

During the development of REMOTE RISONANZE Piero Gilardi, Gianni Corino and
Elisa Giaccardi worked on the idea of joining in a kind of resonance the 
digital dimension of cyberspace and the spatial dension of the Social 
Theatre. The creations made during the workshop of Piero Gilardi had to be 
the medium.

As is written in the dictionary ("resonance is the sound which is produced
in one object by sound waves coming from another object") our intention is 
to "make vibrate" the substanceless body of Internet in the historical space 
of Theatre, creating a bridge made of voices and words.

On Internet we have shaped a VR world which represents some places of the
Social Theatre, using the plans and diagrams that the architects who had 
restorated the Theatre gave us. So what we shaped is a kind of virtual 
"double" of the Social Theatre!

In this virtual space that you can explore, you will find some
anthropomorphic figures, the "characters" made during the workshop of Piero 
Gilardi and now suspended in waiting bubbles. Moving yourself in the virtual 
space in search of these phantasmagorical characters, you can give voice to 
them with a simple click. In this way you will activate the "voice" of great
masters of the theatre (Brecht, Artaud, Copeau...), and their voices will be
heard in the Social Theatre too, in a random combination of remote impulses. 
Unknown surfers of Internet will start these readings which people of the 
theatrical world have prepared. They are readings about the importance of 
opening new theatres and new social places devoted to culture.

The bridge between the inside and the outside, the on-line and the off-line,
is pure orality, we have transitory voices that from the virtual double of 
the Theatre come back to the real Theatre in Alba and to their visitors. 
This passage happens thanks to the action, the unconscious ambient 
direction, of unknown remote visitors or cyberspace body.

REMOTE RISONANZE is the first event of RR PROJECT that is research and
experimentation of new theatrical and dramaturgical possibilities linked to 
a complex and hybrid real-virtual dimension. The creation of a virtual 
double or third stage want to continue the projectual line of the 
restoration and expansion of the Social Theatre of Alba followed by the 

Elisa Giaccardi

For further informations


Date: Thu, 25 Sep 1997 21:48:36 +0100
From: Jeremy Welsh <Jeremy.Welsh@trdkunst.no>
Subject: screens seminar

s c r e e n s

seminar 10 - 11 october, Trondheim

Arranged in collaboration with Trondheim Cinematek

A two day seminar in which many different aspects of the culture of the
screen will be discussed, from considerations of the digitalisation of
cinema  to the condition of liquid architecture in cyberspace. An
international group of speakers from the fields of art, architecture,
dance, theatre, music, film studies, philosophy and media theory will
discuss a range of  issues which complement and supplement the ideas
and visions represented by the screens exhibition.


The seminar begins with registration at 09.00 on Friday 11th. October
at Trondheim Cinematek, Filmhuset Rosendal, Innherredsv. 73. A final
schedule for the seminar will be published on the day.

Pre-registration Trondheim Cinematek:
Erik Larsen 73 52 23 55   fax  73 53 57 40

Ticket prices: standard Kr 250, students/unwaged  Kr 120
Screens seminar has been supported by Norsk Kinofond and
NTNU Nettverk for Kunst og Estetikk

** Marcos Novak
transArchitecture - Building The Edge Of Thought

Marcos Novak is an architect and theorist whose  work is at the
forefront of debates around architecture, cyberspace, virtual reality
and digital media. Novak is an associate visiting professor in the S
chool of Digital Arts, University of California, Los Angeles.

transArchitecture, architecture beyond architecture, is an
architecture of heretofore invisible scaffolds. It has a twofold
character: within cyberspace is exists as liquid architecture that
is transmitted across the global information networks; within
physical space it exists as an invisible electronic double
superimposed on our material world. Marcos Novac, architect and
artist, explains the philosophical background of the liquid
architecture and shows the two faces of digital architecture.

** Lev Manovich
What is Digital Cinema ?

Lev Manovich is an artist, theorist and lecturer in media arts
at the University of California San Diego. He has written extensively
on the emergence of new Media Art in Russia and is currently
researching the field  of digital cinema.

** Erkki Huhtamo
Future Ghosts in an Ancient Mirror

Media archaeogical approaches to the pre-history of the electronic
screen - Picture screens are cultural artifacts that have their own
histories, conditioned by cultural, social, technological and
ideological factors. Considering the centrality of the electronic
screen in the culture of our century, it is surprising that no
comprehensive history of the screen exists. The electronic screen
had concrete predecessors, but, perhaps even more importantly,
there were discursive manifestations that had already elaborated
on the idea. It could be claimed that discursive screens, the
ones that were switched on only in imagination or on paper,
influenced the development as much as the materialized ones.
In this lecture I will excavate the formative development of the
electronic screen from a media-archaeological point of view. I
will investigate some of the material and discursive factors that
anticipated it and influenced its form and idea, travelling
backwards in time as far as the 16th century.

** Erkki Huhtamo
Erkki Huhtamo is an unaffiliated media researcher, writer and curator.
His specialities include media archeology and media art. Mr Huhtamo has
published numerous studies and scholarly articles. He has lectured
widely and presented papers at symposia and festivals in Europe, Japan,
the United States, Canada and Australia. His most recent book is
"The Archaeology of the Moving Image" (in Finnish, 1996). His credits
also include three television series (as director and script-writer)
and radio programs. He has curated several international exhibitions
of interactive art in Finland and elsewhere, most recently Unexpected
Obstacles. The Work of Perry Hoberman (Otso Gallery, Espoo, Finland, 1997).
Mr Huhtamo was a member of the international selection committee of the
MILIA multimedia festival (Cannes, 1995-96) and is member of the Young
Talent Pavillion Jury (MILIA 1997). He is one of the nominators for the
ICC Biennale (Tokyo 1997). He also served as a jury member for Interactive
Media Festival (Los Angeles 1995), "Portraits in Cyberspace" (MIT Media
Lab, 1995) and Digital Salon (New York 1997).

** Arild Fetveit
Digital image manipulation and fictive photographical portraits

The digitalisation of photographical images has opened new
arenas for artists. Among these, the portrait seems like one of
the most promising places for intervening. The fictive photographical
portrait, which so far has had a rather marginal life, is brought on
through the digital technique. The new possibilities will be discussed
drawing on the works of Cindy Sherman, Ole John Aandal, Vibeke Tandberg,
and Keith Cottingham.

Arild Fetveit is researcher at Department for Media and Communication,
University of Oslo. He has done work on documentary, on interpretation
and reception theory, and on digitalisation of photographical images. He
is currently working on a dissertation about the boundaries of
documentary film.

** Julia Knight
"Where am I ?" on the position of the viewer in interactive media.

Discussions about new media art, and digital technologies
generally, usually claim that the 'user' now takes a more active role
than has been the case for a 'consumer' of older art forms and cultural
products.  In conjunction with such claims is the assertion that
the role of the artist is also changing, that the artist is
increasingly relinquishing control over the work they produce as
the 'user' plays a crucial role in shaping the end product, that
the artist can be viewed as more of a facilitator or collaborator.

However, the traditional notion of 'artist', as an individual creative
genius, is still firmly embedded in both our culture generally and art
institutions in particular.  This paper wants to suggest that this is
skewing the way 'audiences' for new media art are considered - and
thereby challenge some of the ways the 'user' of digital technologies
has been conceptualised - with the result that the actual experiences
of 'users' are often largely neglected.

It will go on to consider a range of issues relating to 'user'
experiences of both artworks and other cultural products, such as
the exhibition of work designed for a single user, accommodating the
individual user in a multi-user environment, (perceptual)
immersion vs (technological) interactivity, different forms of
interaction and 'reading' practices, user desire vs ability to
engage/interact, and user motivation.  The paper will use these
issues both to highlight the range of experiences - all too often
homogenised by the all-encompassing but virtually meaningless term
'interactivity' - offered by digital media and to consider what the
'user' might want.

Julia Knight worked in the independent film and video sector in Britian
for a number of years before moving into Higher Education.  She has
published on a number of aspects of film and video culture, recently
edited *Diverse Practices: A Critical Reader on British Video Art* and
is co-editor of *Convergence: The Journal of Research into New Media

** Vigdis Holen

Vigdis Holen is an artist and is currently writing a Phd thesis=20
connected to Oslo College of Architecture, department of Information
Technology. She is the founder and director of  a media lab in Gloppen,
Nordfjord, where she is currently developing a facility for digital
sound and video editing. She works collaboratively on the nnet with
colleagues   in Japan and the USA and exhibits internationally.

Vigdis snakker om det totale innhold, om etisk og estetisk ansvar i
interaktiv teknologi, om felleskap og barrierer mellom mennesker med
ulik kulturbakgrunn. Med videoprojeksjoner i bevegelse, video-overf
ringer via elektroniske telenett,  konstruksjoner i tre og i plexiglass
med skjelvende og urolige reflekser, med lydbilder og vindtuneller lar
Vigdis naturprosesser fra ulike geografiske steder rundt om p* kloden
m*tes i real-time. I sine heltekniske installasjoner skaper hun meditative
verdner av fossefallets suggererende bevegelser, vulkanens kraft eller
den kalde brisen fra en isbre.

**Anita Leirfall

Anita Leirfall is  a researcher in the Department of Philosophy,
University of Oslo. For several years she has been an active
participant in discussions surrounding Virtual Reality and Cyberspace
and was a founding member in the group "Forum for Virtuell Virkelighet"
at the University of Trondheim.

**Jeff Taylor

Jeff Taylor is Professor of Media Arts at the University of
Lappland, Roaniemi, Finalnd. He taught previously at the University of
Brighton, England, and has a long involvement with new media. He
recently established a virtual reality laboratory at UROVA and was
co-organiser of the project "Polar Circuit" in the summer of 1997, in
which participants from many different countries collaborated on
net-based and multi media projects   in Northern Finland.

**Kristin Bergaust

Kristin Bergaust is director of Atelier Nord, Oslo's workshop
for  electronic art. She is a practising artist and was formerly
project leader for a scheme to provide further education and training
for visual artists. She co-produced the first Norwegian artists' cdRom
with Kenneth Lang=E5s and curated the video programme "Love  Tech" for
screens. She has recently been active in the project
Conspiro/conspiratio, a travelling seminar which addresses the
emetgence of a new art scene in Norway in the nineties.

**Per Platou and Amanda Steggel
Motherboard & Maggie's Lovebytes

Amanda Steggell  Studied dance at London College of Dance and
Drama, and choreography at the Norwegian Ballet Academy (Oslo). Dance
and drama instructor since 1986, but  working primarily as
choreographer since 1994.
Full length performances include "ARENA2" (1995), "M@ggie's Love
Bytes" (1996) and "Motherboard/LawHat al-umm" (1997).  Member of
Res Rocket Surfer.

Per Platou  Studied media theory, criminology, history of ideas, and
film/drama in Oslo and London.  Editor of Radio Nova 1987-89. Freelance
journalist (F.eks., Film&Kino, Gateavisa, Kritikkjournalen,
Klassekampen). Founded DBUT in 1990, an alternative distribution network,
management, record company and production company for sound, film, art
and media.  Innovator of "Urbanitet, bevegelse, kaos"
(Project in Gamlebyen), 1994. Events-coordinator for Electra '96.
Technical producer and sound director in "M@ggie's Love Bytes".
Founding member of NOOD and member of Res Rocket Surfer.

Jeremy Welsh

Trondheim Academy of Fine Art
tel +47 73 59 79 00
fax +47 73 59 79 20


Date: Tue, 23 Sep 1997 18:08:07 +0100
From: kathy rae huffman <kathy@thing.at> (by way of Andreas Broeckmann)
Subject: Syndicate: Steirischer Herbst 1997

Steirischer Herbst 97 "Social Bodies"
25 September - 31 October, Graz, Austria

An annual international festival of art, literature, theater and music,
more than 32 exhibitions, symposia, performances are scheduled
throughout Styria, mainly in Graz. The Festival is held every Autumn in
Graz, this year's pre-program is online at:

ZONEN DER VER-STÖRUNG (Zones of Disturbance)

27 Sept - 31 Oct: Zones of Disturbance, the international exhibition
curated by Silvia Eiblmayr will be on view at the Marieninstitut, Graz.
Internet and CD ROMS selected by Kathy Rae Huffman, and a Reading Room,
created by Thomas Brandstetter, will host Internet terminals, computer
workstations with bookmarks of e-zines, artists websites, real books and
a good cup of coffee.

The pre-program is online at:


The "Zones of Disturbance" address everyday phenomena, the stuff of the
media: commodities, advertisement, consumption, career, family, tourism,
sexuality, illness, psychosis, accidents, racism, crime, terrorism, war.
The artists in this exhibition are working on overlapping socio-cultural
"fields of syndromes" in an attempt to study what effects and affects
accompany the radical transformations of the geopolitical and economic

An increasingly brutal capitalism and new technologies of the
ever-faster transfer of goods, information and media has led to a
collision of modern and postmodern activities, of real and virtual
bodies and thus also to a potential of threatening uncertainty which the
"zones" are all about.

At issue are two inseparably linked phenomena: "Störung" (interference")
as a sort of oppositional intervention and "Verstörung" ("disturbance"
or "confusion") as reactive affect, as irritation. Both are equally
informed by a media-dictated fusion of reality and fiction, as the
presented works clearly show. For the artistic strategies and the means
employed this implies that photography, video and film projections,
hypertextual forms and multimedia CD-Roms as well as the electronic data
networks dominate this exhibition.

Dr. Silvia Eiblmayr, Zonen der Ver-Störung curator

Kathy Rae Huffmam's personal comment:
The Zones of Disturbance exhibition is an exciting opportunity to see a
strong international selection of installations.  These works all use
media techniques (42! installations), that reflect upon and analyze the
vastness of our 'media-dictated' and influenced IRL reality.  A full
color catalogue, a series of performance events, readings & lectures and
a symposium are designed to follow the themes expressed by Dr. Eiblmayr
more deeply, and to provoke a public forum for response to issue-based
artwork.  We invite you to visit the exhibition, virtually if you are
unable to come to Graz. The website will be updated regularly to include
documentation of performances, and images from the actual


27 September - 12 October
Sex & Space II, a workshop on gender, space and representation, will
bring women together from around Europe, with activists of the Graz
Women´s Project

4 October, in the Marieninstitut,
MAMAX will present a  KONSUM DJ lecture event,
TransformØativ ,which connects Internet server communication and live
audio production by Internet processes, in a theory performance.

10 & 24 October, at Reininghaus,
Granular Synthesis will present Areal A, a new psychotisches live
event. Their former work Modell 5 has been shown around the world to
enthusiastic audiences.

28 - 31 October, in the Telekommunikationszentrum of the PTA,
Knowbotic Research re-presents their Net Installation project, Anonymous
Muttering: on dis/place/ment, is an impressive sound and light

For additional festival information:

Festivalbüro / Festival office
steirischer herbst
Sackstrasse 17/I
Tel.: + 43 316 823007
Fax: + 43 316 835788
Mo Fr: 10.00 18.00
25. 9. - 31. 10. auch Sa + So:
11.00 - 18.00
e-mail: stherbst@ping.at


[sorry this goes out a bit late... /p]
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 1997 11:00:38 +1000
From: hunger@sysx.apana.org.au (Linda Wallace)
Subject: nervous_objects

nervous_objects cu_performance

     *   nervous_objects cu_performance   *

11am Australian Eastern Standard Time
(1am London; 6pm Friday San Francisco/Pacific Time; 9pm Friday New
York/Eastern Time) To coincide with the International Symposium of
Electronic Art (ISEA97) Chicago Broadcast Time/Central
Time: 8pm Friday 27th September.(GMT-5.00)
To coincide with the International Symposium of Electronic
Art (ISEA) as part of GEL#7 (http://www.netstorm.net.au/gel).

LIVE PERFORMANCE broadcast on CUSeeMe via internet

Lingua Elettrica is a web and gallery installation exploring
language (lingua) and its displacement through technology and
online communication (elettrica)...
It is a dynamic, evolving zone, that integrates live virtual processing
systems and the physical space of the installation at Artspace to
create a system which seeks and is fuelled by information both
locally and remotely.

The Lingua Elettrica performance will implement CU_See_Me technology
The required software is available at (http://www.cu-seeme.com/)
The Enhanced  version is required as we are transmitting in colour.

          Reflector IP address
               or just type in

It is important that your Maximum Send and Receive Rates are below
your connection rate:
21 for a 28.8K modem, 30 for a 32K modem,
40-50 for a 56K modem / ISDN.

We ask that people don't transmitt audio or video during the performance.
This reflector has gratefully been provided by the kind people at
Virtual Artists (http://va.com.au),
and sponsored by Talk'n'See (http://www.talknsee.com.au)

Nervous_Objects are an online collective of Australian artists
formed at the Australian Network for Art and Technology
7th National Summer School, held in Tasmania in January 1997.
Nervous_Objects participating in Lingua Elettrica are:

                 Lisa Burnett
                 Free the Radical

This project has been kindly supported by the following
People and Organisations

Lloyd Sharp
Fun With Fluids http://www.ozemail.com.au/~lsharp
Medium Cool http://www.ozemail.com.au/~mcool
ReSonance http://www.ozemail.com.au/~depth

Virtual Artists


Australian Network for Art and Technology


Cairns City Council

Tel: Studio : 61. 2 . 9 211 5710
Tel: Home   : 61. 2 . 9 665 1379
Fax C/- L. Roberts Goodwin : 61 . 2 . 281 7794

*Postal : PO Box 904
             Darlinghurst  2010
             NSW Australia

*Studio: 2nd FL / 11 Randle st
            Surry Hills  2010
            NSW Australia

*Email: s9371009@acsusun.acsu.unsw.edu.au


From: "Vuk Cosic" <vuk@kud-fp.si>
Organization: KUD France Preseren
To: nettime-l@Desk.nl
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 1997 12:29:47 CET
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Date:          Tue, 23 Sep 1997 15:17:51 +0200
To:            info@documenta.de
From:          lamunieres@sgg.ch (S. Lamuni=E8re)
Subject:       documenta X


The famous contemporary art exhibition
documenta X in Kassel Germany
and its unique website

will be switched off september 28

5 days left to enjoy

enjoy projects by artists such as :
jodi, matt mullican, martin kippenberger, heath bunting, muntadas

documenta X

Simon Lamuniere


Date: Fri, 26 Sep 1997 16:32:48 -0500
From: treasure@tank.razorfish.com
To: beloved@worldofawe.com
Subject: Traveler's log 54.3/01 

Traveler's log 54.3/01                    [ MORE DATA BELOW ]


Crystal clear is the air here, and
quiet like silence, and light and white.

I am plowing my way through and can
hear it.

That if I take it in (the air) - inhale: Shout
your name - exhale
the echo will launch an avalanche

Yours forever
your sunset/sunrise
forever yours
yours forever yours

+ + + + + +

Due to overwhelming response at the premiere:
HERE presents again a Treasure Crumbs production of the
multimedia performance "Love Letter From A World Of Awe."

Performances coming up next weekend:
Friday-Saturday, October 3 & 4 at 8:30 PM

HERE is located on 145 6th Ave (South of Spring St.) New York City.
For reservations: 212 647-0202

Also, if you haven't seen it yet -- a new treasure crumb on Pericles:


"Love Letter From A World Of Awe" is a cross-medium project --
the fruit of the imagination of Yael Kanarek.

+ + + + + +

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