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   . The Weekender ...................................................
   . a weekly digest of calls . actions . websites . campaigns . etc .
   . send your announcements and notes to announcer {AT} simsim.rug.ac.be .
   . please don't be late ! delivered every friday . into your inbox .
   . http://simsim.rug.ac.be/announcer/ for subscription info & help .
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01 . Tamas Banovich       . WAR - ARTISTS BULLETIN BOARD
02 . Simon                . Gabriel Orozco + ASP
03 . ASCI                 . Modern-Day Leonardo in Performance...
                            in NYC on May 8th !
04 . Carnegie Hall        . Requiem for a Young Poet
05 . cybercable           . manifestation
06 . brad brace           . The 12hr ISBN-JPEG Project
07 . John Hopkins         . Beauty and the East
08 . EMAF                 . EMAF 5-9 May 1999
09 .                      . Beyond Art? Digital Culture
                            in the 21st Century- Programme




   ................................................................... 01

Date: Fri, 9 Apr 1999 23:49:56 -0400
From: Tamas Banovich <postmasters {AT} thing.net>

WAR - ARTISTS BULLETIN BOARD
April 27 - May 8, 1999

open call for participation

We urge every artist: express yourself.

We offer the walls of Postmasters to be an open forum for artists
to state their position, express opinions, feelings
on the war in the Balkans.

This is not benefit, no works will be for sale,
however donations to the Red Cross will be
actively encouraged.
You can come to post beginning  from 10 am Sunday, April 25.
There will be a public gathering on Tuesday, April 27 at 7pm
You can fax or e-mail your work.
For further information please contact Postmasters  Tuesday to Saturday  11 -6
(no callback messages, please)
or  on the web: http://www.thing.net/~war
There will be a digital "war Bulletin Board" on web hosted by the Thing
(http://thing.net)
postings will be printed and posted on the walls

www   -    http://www.thing.net/~war       +        e-mail   -    war {AT} thing.net

rules of engagement:

The "Bulletin Board" is open for all.
 Authorship has to be clearly stated.
Each author is solely and fully responsible for the content of her/his
posting.
The scale, medium, and focus of your response is not predetermined, but
should be considerate of other participants
Each Author retains ownership but the content, upon posting, becomes public
domain.
Placement of large works need to be discussed .
Postings will be accommodated as long as there is available space.
You have to respect the postings of others


We welcome volunteers to help to organize this event.
tamas>>banovich>>>>>>>>>postmasters>>>>>>>>>>>>>postmasters {AT} thing.net>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>http://www.thing.net/~pomaga>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>459>>W>>19>>street>>>>>>new>>york>>>>>NY10011>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>tel>>212>7
27>3323>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>fax>>212>229>2829>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>





   ................................................................... 02

Subject: Gabriel Orozco + ASP
Date: Mar, 13 Avr 99 17:39:08 -0000
From: Simon <lamunieres {AT} sgg.ch>

Prochaine exposition / Next exhibition:
Centre pour l'Image Contemporaine
saint-gervais, genève

Gabriel Orozco
(photos et vidéos)

Another Swiss Panorama
(un dispositif spatial avec des vidéos de: Judith Albert, Stefan
Altenburger, Patrice Baizet, Nicolas Fernandez, Sylvie Fleury, Laurence
Huber, Frédéric Moser & Philippe Schwinger, Florence Paradeis, Dina
Scagnetti & Daniel Schibli, Roman Signer, Beat Streuli)

15 avril - 20 juin 1999
ma. - dim. de 12h à 18h, nocturne le jeudi jusqu1à 21h


----------------------------------------------------------------
Another Swiss Panorama

Montrées en boucle, une vingtaine de réalisations récentes d1artistes
suisses, qui explorent le thème du paysage et de l1urbanisme.
L1exposition est composée de huit  postes de visionnements distribués
dans l1espace de la salle, pour permettre au spectateur d1avoir un
double vision:  voir les travaux comme une sorte d1installation
collective, ou  se concentrer sur un seul moniteur, une seule bande.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------
Gabriel Orozco					du 14 avril au 20 juin 1999
photographies et vidéos

Il est difficile de saisir la frontière entre le naturel et l1artificiel
dans les photographies de Gabriel Orozco. Toutes sortes de situations du
quotidien sont représentées: des moutons regroupés en étoile, des
citrons sur un étal de marché, un ballon de foot dégonflé rempli d1eau.
On ne peut pas savoir dans quelles images l1artiste est intervenu pour
arranger les objets, qui fonctionnent tous comme des sculptures faites à
partir de banalités quotidiennes. Parenté surréaliste? C1est plutôt une
sorte de sculpture transitoire, qui se fait dans le quotidien et
s1exprime à travers les objets, chacun racontant l1histoire de sa propre
production.

Les photographies de Gabriel Orozco sont à la fois des documentations de
ses interventions sculpturales/architecturales éphémères dans l1espace
public, mais aussi des oeuvres à part entière, générant de subtils
allers-retours de l1abstrait au figuratif. Il utilise des matériaux
quelconques, trouvés sur place, qu1il installe pour trouver et révéler
des schémas géométriques dans les phénomènes de tous les jours; ou alors
c1est l1angle de prise du vue qui lui permet de créer des compositions
géométriques à partir de flaques d1eau et de traces de bicyclette.


Les vidéos de Gabriel Orozco sont  réalisées en marchant dans les rues,
et en laissant les objets ou les événements capter son attention; entre
les séquences, ce sont les relations de proximité, de juxtaposition qui
comptent bien plus que les relations narratives ou métaphoriques.
Laisser les choses se dérouler, simplement être attentif à des formes ou
à des couleurs, ne rien programmer, ne rien monter - c1est le flux de la
vie, de la marche, qui  est retracé par la bande vidéo. A la fin d1une
journée de tournage, Orozco aime 3prendre une bière dans un bar et
revoir toutes les images de la journée. C1est agréable de revoir tous
les fragments condensés d1une journée. L1histoire est constituée d1une
série de punctums - de points de focalisation de l1attention.2
(Artforum, été 98)

Cinq vidéos jusqu1à aujourd1hui ont été réalisés en vidéo lors de
longues déambulations à New York ou Amsterdam.  3From Green Glass to
Federal Express2 (1997, 59 min.), 3From Container to Don1t Walk2, (1997,
57 min.), 3From Cap in Car to Atlas2 (1997, 61 min.),  3From Dog Shit to
Irma Vep2 (1997, 40 min.) et 3From Flat Tire to Airplane2 (1997, 44
min.) en projection continue.


Commissaire de l'exposition


Simon Lamunière
www.version.ch

Centre pour l'Image Contemporaine
5 rue du Temple, CH-1201 Geneva
www.sgg.ch
T: (+41) 22 908 20 60
F: (+41) 22 908 20 01





   ................................................................... 03

Date: Fri, 09 Apr 1999 19:17:08 -0400
From: "Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI)" <asci {AT} asci.org>
Subject: Modern-Day Leonardo in Performance... in NYC on May 8th !

IMMEDIATE  RELEASE			Contact:  Cynthia Pannucci /ASCI

Modern-Day Leonardo in Performance
May 8, 1999 at 8pm
The Great Hall at Cooper Union, NYC
7 E. 7th Street  {AT} 3rd Ave.
 (tickets $20  {AT}  door: 6-8pm)
http://www.asci.org/cyberart99/Jaron.html

Jaron Lanier, the musician and scientist who coined the term "Virtual
Reality" brings two loves of his life, music and technology, together in a
new form of live performance.  This benefit event for Art & Science
Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI), a New York-based, international non-profit
organization, will take place in the Great Hall at The Cooper Union,
Saturday, May 8 at 8pm. (tickets on sale from 6-8pm)

Although he is a composer and musician rather than a sculptor like
Leonardo, as a scientist, he pioneered the development of Virtual Reality.
In his current research work at Advanced Network & Services in Armonk, NY,
he acts as a catalyst bringing together recognized experts in virtual
reality and networking to identify the issues and develop plans to build a
national tele-immersive research infrastructure.  With the goal of
accelerating the development of better tools for research and educational
collaboration, this plan will be woven into the fabric of many of the Next
Generation Internet applications.   http://www.advanced.org/teleimmersion.html

"Echoes of Chromatophoria," combines deep use of virtual worlds with a
multicultural aesthetic.  What "deep" means is that the use of Virtual
Reality isn't just a gimmick.  In this multimedia performance work, virtual
musical instruments that couldn't exist in reality are played, and "real"
instruments become sophisticated interfaces to the exotic 3-D images of his
virtual world.

In this performance, Jaron will make use of Virtual Worlds developed for
last year's appearance by his group Chromatophoria at the Montreux Jazz
Festival in Switzerland.  He will play a variety of instruments, including
the Ba Wu, Seljeflote, Gu Zheng, Khaen, and Disklavier piano.  A variety of
sensors connect these to Silicon Graphics-based 3-D images that are
projected real-time on a large-screen video display.

About the name: "Chromatophoria" comes form Jaron's love and admiration of
the Giant Cuttlefish, creatures that communicate by displaying luminous,
quickly changing, colorful images all over their bodies.  Chromatophores
are the color-changing cells found in the Cuttlefish's skin that act as
pixels.

Jaron on the web:  http://www.advanced.org/jaron
This event is produced by ASCI and Cooper Union Adult Education and with
the additional support of:  YAMAHA, Theatrical Services & Supplies/PROXIMA,
Silicon Graphics, and A's Wave.



Cynthia Pannucci
Founder/Director
Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI)
****Celebrating its 11th Year****

718 816-9796;    pannucci {AT} asci.org
PO Box 358, Staten Island, NY 10301
URL:  http://www.asci.org





   ................................................................... 04

Subject: Requiem for a Young Poet
Date: Sat, 10 Apr 1999 13:18:34 +0200
From: Carnegie Hall <launch {AT} carnegiehall.revnetexpress.net>

In conjunction with the U. S. Premiere of Bernd Alois Zimmermann's
monumental "Requiem for a Young Poet" (1967-69) on April 20th at Carnegie
Hall, we've launched an exciting new area on our web site:

Requiem for a Young Poet
http://www.carnegiehall.org/requiem
produced in collaboration with Vivian Selbo

To introduce this complex work, with its use of multi-media and layering of
texts, we've created this special area on our site with bios, program
notes, a synopsis, and the complete libretto.  It also features the
"requiem animations" -- a unique web realization of the Requiem.

Borrowing fragments of text and sound clips from the original, the requiem
animations adapt Zimmermann's work for the web, playfully echoing its
concern with language, layering, and juxtaposition.  Zimmermann called his
Requiem a "lingual," with reference to Wittgenstein, placing not only
singing and speaking on the same plane, but also sound, music, and the
images and ideas evoked by them.

Steeped in the panoramic literary, political, and historical influences of
the 1960s, Zimmermann's Requiem features sources as varied as recordings of
Alexander Dubcek and Joseph Stalin, texts by Mao and Mayakovsky, and
musical quotations -- both live and on tape -- from Beethoven to the
Beatles.

The April 20th performance, with the Southwest Radio Symphony Orchestra
Freiburg led by conductor Michael Gielen, calls for three choirs, two vocal
soloists, two speakers, a jazz combo, an orchestra without violins, and
loudspeakers distributed around the auditorium. Zimmermann's aim was to
place the listener in the center of a thought-provoking setting that would
highlight the world in all its complexity.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

To purchase specially discounted tickets online, visit the concert calendar
at:

http://www.carnegiehall.org/cgi-bin/carnegie/viewevent.cgi?key=001220&from=%2fcg
i-bin%2fcarnegie%2fcalendar.cgi&x=74&y=6





   ................................................................... 05

Date:  Tue, 13 Apr 1999 23:01:40 +0200
From: "cybercable" <okmedia {AT} cybercable.fr>
To: Multiple recipients of <announcer {AT} simsim.rug.ac.be>
Subject:  ann! ...  manifestation

MANIFESTATION 1

le lundi 19 avril 99 a la Galerie Eric Dupont
13 rue Chapon, Paris
de 18h a 22h

Organise par Thierry Theolier et Antoine Moreau avec :

- Eric Camus, Frederic Derrien, Olga Kisseleva, Irene Lechevalier,
Gaelle Lecourieux, Jiro Nakayama, NG, Richard Tronson.





   ................................................................... 06

Subject: it's time
Date: Sat, 10 Apr 1999 14:18:29 -0700 (PDT)
From: { brad brace } <bbrace {AT} ncal.verio.com>


                    _______ _            __ ___  _
                   |__   __| |          /_ |__ \| |
                      | |  | |__   ___   | |  ) | |__  _ __
                      | |  | '_ \ / _ \  | | / /| '_ \| '__|
                      | |  | | | |  __/  | |/ /_| | | | |
                      |_|  |_| |_|\___|  |_|____|_| |_|_|
           _____  _____ ____  _   _            _ _____  ______ _____
          |_   _|/ ____|  _ \| \ | |          | |  __ \|  ____/ ____|
            | | | (___ | |_) |  \| |______    | | |__) | |__ | |  __
            | |  \___ \|  _ <| . ` |______|   | |  ___/|  __|| | |_ |
           _| |_ ____) | |_) | |\  |     | |__| | |    | |___| |__| |
          |_____|_____/|____/|_| \_|      \____/|_|    |______\_____|

                       |  __ \         (_)         | |
                       | |__) | __ ___  _  ___  ___| |_
                       |  ___/ '__/ _ \| |/ _ \/ __| __|
                       | |   | | | (_) | |  __/ (__| |_
                       |_|   |_|  \___/| |\___|\___|\__|
                                      _/ |
                                     |__/


> > > > Synopsis: The 12hr-ISBN-JPEG Project began December 30, 1994. A
`round-the-clock posting of sequenced hypermodern imagery from Brad Brace.
The hypermodern minimizes the familiar, the known, the recognizable; it
suspends identity, relations and history. This discourse, far from
determining the locus in which it speaks, is avoiding the ground on which
it could find support. It is trying to operate a decentering that leaves
no privilege to any center.


                       The 12-hour ISBN JPEG Project
                       -----------------------------
                          began December 30, 1994


  Pointless Hypermodern Imagery... posted/mailed every 12 hours... a
spectral, trajective alignment for the 90`s! A continuum of minimalist
masks in the face of catastrophe; conjuring up transformative metaphors
for the everyday... A poetic reversibility of exclusive events...

	A post-rhetorical, continuous, apparently random sequence of
imagery...  genuine gritty, greyscale...  corruptable, compact,
collectable and compelling convergence. The voluptuousness of the grey
imminence: the art of making the other disappear. Continual visual
impact;
filled with the density of an invisible knowledge; an optical drumming,
sculpted in duration, on the endless present of the Net.

  An extension of the printed ISBN-Book (0-9690745) series... critically
unassimilable... imagery is gradually acquired, selected and re-sequenced
over time...  ineluctable, vertiginous connections. The 12hr dialtone...

                              [ see ftp.netcom.com/pub/bb/bbrace/books ]

KEYWORDS: >> Disconnected, disjunctive, distended, de-centered,
   de-composed, ambiguous, augmented, ambilavent, homogeneous, reckless...
>> Multi-faceted, oblique, obsessive, obscure, obdurate...
>> Promulgated, personal, permeable, prolonged, polymorphous, provocative,
   poetic, plural, perverse, potent, prophetic, pathological,
pointless...
>> Emergent, evolving, eccentric, eclectic, egregious, exciting,
   entertaining, evasive, entropic, erotic, entrancing, enduring,
   expansive...

	Every 12 hours, another!...  view them, re-post `em, save `em,
trade `em, print `em, even publish them... The design of the Net assumes
that intellectual property is technically and socially obsolete.

Here`s how:

~ Set www-links to ->  http://www.teleport.com/~bbrace/12hr.html
  Look for the 12-hr-icon. Heavy traffic may require you to specify files
  more than once! Anarchie, Fetch, CuteFTP, TurboGopher...
  Or -> ftp://ftp.netcom.com/pub/bb/bbrace/bbrace.html

~ Download from ->  ftp.pacifier.com  /pub/users/bbrace
  Download from ->  ftp.netcom.com  /pub/bb/bbrace
  Download from ->  ftp.teleport.com  /users/bbrace
  Download from ->  ftp.rdrop.com   /pub/users/bbrace
  Download from ->  ftp.wco.com  /pub/users/bbrace
  * Remember to set tenex or binary. Get 12hr.jpeg

~ E-mail -> If you only have access to email, then you can use FTPmail to
  do essentially the same thing. Send a message with a body of 'help' to the
  server address nearest you:
  *
  ftpmail {AT} ccc.uba.ar			ftpmail {AT} cs.uow.edu.au
  ftpmail {AT} ftp.uni-stuttgart.de		ftpmail {AT} ftp.Dartmouth.edu
  ftpmail {AT} ieunet.ie			ftpmail {AT} src.doc.ic.ac.uk
  ftpmail {AT} archie.inesc.pt		ftpmail {AT} ftp.sun.ac.za
  ftpmail {AT} ftp.sunet.se			ftpmail {AT} ftp.luth.se
  ftpmail {AT} NCTUCCCA.edu.tw		ftpmail {AT} oak.oakland.edu
  ftpmail {AT} sunsite.unc.edu		ftpmail {AT} decwrl.dec.com
  ftpmail {AT} census.gov			ftp-request {AT} netcom.com
  bitftp {AT} plearn.bitnet			bitftp {AT} dearn.bitnet
  bitftp {AT} vm.gmd.de			bitftp {AT} plearn.edu.pl
  bitftp {AT} pucc.princeton.edu		bitftp {AT} pucc.bitnet
  *					*

~ Mirror-sites requested! Archives too!
  The latest new jpeg will always be named, 12hr.jpeg
  Average size of images is only 45K.
  *
  Perl program to mirror ftp-sites/sub-directories:
  src.doc.ic.ac.uk:/packages/mirror
  *

~ Postings to usenet newsgroups:
  alt.12hr
  alt.binaries.pictures.12hr
  alt.binaries.pictures.misc
  alt.binaries.pictures.fine-art.misc

* * Ask your system's news-administrator to carry these groups!
  (There are also usenet image browsers: TIFNY, PluckIt, Picture Agent,
    PictureView, Extractor97, NewsRover, Binary News Assistant, EasyNews)

~ This interminable, relentless sequence of imagery began in earnest on
December 30, 1994. The basic structure of the project has been over
twenty-four years in the making. While the specific sequence of
photographs has been presently orchestrated for more than 12 years` worth
of 12-hour postings, I will undoubtedly be tempted to tweak the ongoing
publication with additional new interjected imagery. Each 12-hour posting
is like the turning of a page; providing ample time for reflection,
interruption, and assimilation.

~ The sites listed above also contain information on other cultural
projects and sources.

~ A very low-volume, moderated mailing list for announcements and
occasional commentary related to this project has been established. Send
e-mail to:  listserv {AT} netcom.com /subscribe 12hr-isbn-jpeg

-- This project has not received government art-subsidies. Some
opportunities still exist for financially assisting the publication of
editions-by-subscription of large (33x46") prints; perhaps (Iris giclees)
inkjet duotones on newsprint! Other supporters receive rare copies of the
first three web-offset printed ISBN-Books.

--
ISBN is International Standard Book Number. JPEG and GIF are types of
image files. Get the text-file, 'pictures-faq' to learn how to view or
translate these images. [ftp ftp.netcom.com/pub/bb/bbrace]

--
credit appreciated, but
no copyright 1994,1995,1996,1997,1998,1999  <bbrace {AT} netcom.com>





   ................................................................... 07

Subject: Beauty and the East
Date: Sun, 11 Apr 1999 10:23:09 +0200
From: John Hopkins <hopkins {AT} iex.net>


I put the Beauty and the East IRC session online at:

http://www.students.llaky.fi/~hopkins/logs/beauty.html

If anybody logged more of the session, let me know, and I can add it to
this extensive file...

John
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
John Hopkins, Tech-no-mad artist and educator in Kiel, Germany at the
Muthesius Kunsthochschule FORUM program.

neo-scenes occupation: http://students.llaky.fi/~hopkins/nso/
travelog: http://members.iex.net/~hopkins/travel/recent.html
web space:  http://members.iex.net/~hopkins/
email: <hopkins {AT} iex.net>

CONTACT INFO
(March 20 - April 17, 1999):
Phone:  +49 (0)431 519 8403 (messages)
Phone:  +49 (0)431 57152 (evenings)
(April 17 - July 12, 1999):
Phone: +358 (0)40 711 5612 (mobile)





   ................................................................... 08

Date:  Wed, 14 Apr 1999 13:49:21 +0200
From: "EMAF" <info {AT} emaf.de>
To: Multiple recipients of <announcer {AT} simsim.rug.ac.be>
Subject:  ann! ...  EMAF 5-9 May 1999

         European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück

                         5.-9. of May 1999

                        http://www.emaf.de

(Text available in German as well)

>From 5th to 9th May 1999, the 12th European Media Art Festival presents
the diversity of contemporary innovative and experimental media art. The
programme includes the work of established artists as well as
contributions from creative laboratories and inventive young artists
fascinated by unconventional images and visions.

1374 entries for the individual festival sections were received from 37
different countries. The largest numbers of submissions came from,
alongside Germany, the USA, Canada, Great Britain, and the Netherlands.
Some 230 works will be presented to the public in the course of the
festival. Taking place under the auspices of the German EU presidency,
the Media Minds congress is planned as an interdisciplinary forum for
philosophy, politics and artistic practice, and will act as the
theoretical backbone of this year’s festival.

FILM & VIDEO
The international film and video programme showcases some 145
productions ranging from the underground to the established, from
computer animation to TV productions and short films. Intimate
considerations meet up with classically structured film works. The means
deployed by the various artists and directors span the bandwidth of
contemporary technical and aesthetic possibilities.
In line with a festival tradition, the German Film Critics’ working
group will award its annual prize for the best German experimental film
or video production.

RETROSPECTIVE
The masterly work of Gregory J. Markopoulos, a unique figure in the
history of experimental film, has still to be discovered by a wider
public. Up to his death in 1992, the director remained faithful to his
theory that the viewer is the vital link obliged to support the
aesthetic power and reception of a film. Markopoulos accepted no
artistic compromises in realizing his vision of an all-embracing, ideal
film aesthetic. The retrospective is presented by Kirk Winslow, New
York.

METROPOLIZED
A pilot project initiated by the E.C.F.F. (European Coordination of Film
Festivals) and involving the co-operation of the graz biennale on media
and architecture, the Festival dei Popoli, Florence, and the EMAF.
Focusing on the urban network from the immediate perspective of the
overwrought city-dweller the goal of the project is to visualize the
tensions of the reciprocal relationship between man and city. The
keywords are communication, mobility, social bonds, loss of identity,
and the retreat into inner-city islands. Films by Derek Jarman, Jon
Jost, Claude Faraldo and other directors will be screened.

ELECTRONIC LOUNGE
An opportunity to catch up on new tendencies in digital art, and
featuring a portrait of the cyberpunks Necro Enema Amalgamated (USA),
whose CD-Roms BLAM!1 - 3 have already made media history, as well as
numerous other current CD-Roms, Net projects and Websites.

VRML-ART
A presentation of three-dimensional virtual worlds, objects, and
avatars. The compilation by Kathy Rae Huffman, Karel Dudesek and
Zvonomir Bakotin represents the largest collection of such works to
date.

CONGRESS Media Minds
Culture and Multimedia in Europe
The German EU presidency in 1999 is the occasion for an international
congress on the subject of the arts and multimedia in Europe during the
EMAF.

A cultural philosophy forum running under the title Reality – Realität
will take place with guests including theorist Jean Baudrillard, Peter
Weibel, director of ZKM Karlsruhe, Swiss cultural philosopher Gerhard
Johann Lischka, the philosophers Otto E. Rössler and Rudolf zur Lippe,
as well as Siegfried J. Schmidt, the Director of the Institute of
Communications Sciences at the University of Münster, and Austrian
philosopher Joseph Mitterer.

Lectures and roundtable discussions open the floor to new artistic ideas
in the field of broadcast systems and digital media that place in
question traditional concepts of TV and media production.

Innovative models like the Open Video Archive offering new impulses for
museum presentation. Or the TX film technique, and 3D and holographic
film applications will be presented to illustrate the potential outlook
for media production and design in the future .

What strategies are necessary in order to loosen up the rigid cultural
industry structures and create leeway for new concepts and projects?
Some answers may be expected from the European Cultural Backbone project
initiative as well as the ideas merchants of the German Cultural
Competence Center. RTMARK, the provocative art activists, will reflect
upon art and media marketing strategies. Rounding off the conference
programme: information on the arts programme devised for the EXPO 2000
in Hanover.

INTERNET BROADCAST
Broadcast Now!
www.kulturserver.de
Kulturserver TV-Radio, the Public Access Online Channel
Starting on May 7th at the EMAF, anybody equipped with a standard PC and
an internet connection can broadcast selfmade TV and radio programs live
and interactive via Kulturserver. More information at
www.kulturserver.de/tv. Please send technical and editorial questions
to: hotline {AT} kulturserver.de. Kulturserver is a project of Ponton
European Media Art Lab.

VIDEO GALLERY
Presenting an extraordinary selection of European film and video work.
The collection gathers together prize-winning highlights from the
co-operating festivals in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Croatia and the
Netherlands.

STUDENT FORUM
On offer in this year’s forum: flying Wiener Schnitzel ... undead dead
... drugs! Not to mention mysterious doorways, frozen music, disembodied
voices, and mystic realms. Spanning the artistic range of new student
productions and projects, the forum includes films, videotapes, and
installations. Representatives from a number of film and media academies
(Mainz, Moscow, Würzburg, Prague, Stuttgart, and Brunn) invite the
interested public to view their presentations and become acquainted with
their syllabuses and students.

Re©ycle
Stachy (Ex-Fischmob, Hamburg)
Computerjockeys (Harvest, Cologne)
Cubistic Pop Manifesto (Eleganz)
Stereokiller (Eleganz).

The present generation of young audio-visual artists are increasingly
exploring the potential of clubs as venue for their experimental work.
For a present-day manifestation of the time-honoured vision of the
gesamtkunstwerk, clubs are the places to look. They combine 1990s club
sounds with video loops and live samples. In co-operation with Intro and
Urban Beat.


PERFORMANCE
BBM Intelligence – Machine art in the Caprivi Barracks
BBM are coming to town! Along with machines that, built from industrial
scrap, have emancipated themselves from subservience and now dictate the
rules. Any confrontation and interaction with visitors is purely
intentional.
BBM – who for some 10 years now have enjoyed an international reputation
on the strength of their stimulating action art – visit the EMAF with a
special performance reflecting upon media and the military. Reacting to
the media coverage of the current events in Kosovo, they take the
audience on a breakneck journey through the history of deconstruction
technology. Whether camcorder-shooting canon, joystick-controlled media
sofa, or ‘tank with integrated shredder’, all the contraptions were
designed with the aim of hammering home the imminent threat posed by
unleashed machine power.

EXHIBITION
New, open interactive installation concepts invite festival visitors to
quench their thirst for knowledge and indulge their playful instincts at
the same time. From 5 to 30 May 1999, the European Media Art Festival
show presents a richly facetted range of international media art.

On show for the first time in Germany: Maintenance, the interactive
installation by US artist Perry Hoberman. A furnished room and two
identical replicas, all merged into one projection, compete with each
other for the visitors’ attention. By shifting the furniture and
changing the camera angle, visitors can either disrupt or harmonize the
arrangement. Hoberman’s work is concerned less with man-machine
interaction than with the interplay among the users of his installation.

The ‘context of seeing’ is the subject of the installation Time Machine
or ‘The Future is an Accident between Past and Future’ by Egbert
Mittelstädt (D). Playing with different temporal and perceptual planes,
a static panorama of a city square is briefly brought to life by a
rotating video projection. The work plays with the different time and
perception levels which are due to discover.

The installation VinylVideo by BestBefore / Gerhard Sengmüller (A)
revives a medium some thought to be extinct: the long-playing record.
The wondrous and fascinating invention VinylVideo makes it possible to
store video films on conventional LPs. The ‘picture disks’ produced in
this way can be played on a normal record player – opening up new
possibilities of visual scratching.

By moving their hands and arms, viewers can conduct the chiming of bells
in the installation 200 Bells – Hyperscratch Vers. 9 by Haruo Ishii, as
well as coax sounds from the contrivance and compose their own melodies.

Alongside the installations mentioned, current works by Joachim Blank
and Karl Heinz Jeron (D), Karsten Trappe (D) and Michael van der Leest
(NL) are also on show. A parallel exhibition with works by Nina Fischer
& Maroan el Sani (D) and Peter Bogers (NL) is running in the Galerie
Dreikronenhaus and in the Vertikales Museum of the Felix-Nussbaum-Haus.

Other slots yet to be finalized will be listed in the festival programme
(appearing 16 April 1999), which will be sent on request. A catalogue
will be published at the beginning of the festival.

For programme updates visit: http://www.emaf.de

Funding by:

Ministry for Science and Culture, Hannover
City of Osnabrück
Foreign Office, Bonn
EU Commission, Brussels
Federal Ministry for Education and Sciences, Bonn


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Date:  Wed, 14 Apr 1999 15:41:31 +0100
From: trish {AT} giorgio.hart.bbk.ac.uk
To: Multiple recipients of <announcer {AT} simsim.rug.ac.be>
Subject:  ann! ...  Beyond Art? Digital Culture in the 21st Century- Programme

           BEYOND ART? DIGITAL CULTURE IN THE 21ST CENTURY
              Oxford Union, 21 April 1999, 10am-5pm
               http://info.ox.ac.uk/ctitext/beyond/

Are computers ruining or re-inventing the arts? Ten experts in literature,
art, music, broadcasting, theatre, museums, and contemporary culture will
meet at the Oxford Union on Wednesday 21st April to decide.

Oxford University's Humanities Computing Unit is organising the fifth in
an annual series of events which have previously debated the place of
computers in teaching, literature, and the library. Taking place in the
world-famous Oxford Debating Chamber, this year's event, "Beyond Art?
Digital Culture in the Twenty-First Century", explores the inseparable
entwining of computers and culture.

Just how is the popularization and pervasive nature of digital technology
changing the creative process of the artist, the performer, the musician,
and the writer? What has been the effect of technology on the viewer, the
reader, or the critic? And what of those who seek to fund and preserve our
cultural heritage?

Twelve distinguished speakers will debate and discuss these questions and
give us their predictions for the development of the digital future.

Two open debates will allow the audience their vote on whether
the digital world offers a better cultural experience than museums,
galleries, books, and theatres.

Fees: 40 pounds (standard); 10 pounds (Oxford University); 5 pounds
(student/unwaged); 100 pounds (commercial including exhibition space)

More information including all registration details are available on the
Web at http://info.ox.ac.uk/ctitext/beyond/ (or contact Jenny Newman
email: hcdt {AT} oucs.ox.ac.uk, tel: 01865 1865 273221, fax: 01865 273275).

                      Provisional timetable
09:00           Registration opens

09:45           Coffee available in the foyer of the Debating Chamber

                               MUSEUMS

10:00           Jane Carmichael, Assistant Director, Collections, the
                Imperial War Museum

                             PERFORMANCE

10:30           Barry Smith, Lecturer in Theatre and founder of the Live
                Art Archive
                Dan Greenstein, Arts and Humanities Data Service

11.00           Ten minute stretch break

                                ART

11:10           Sean Cubitt, Lecturer in Screen Studies, author of Digital
                Aesthetics

11:25           Roy Ascott, Director of the Centre for Advanced Inquiry in
                the Interactive Arts, University of Wales, Newport

11:40           Questions and discussion

                               MUSIC

12:00           Simon Waters, composer and Director of the Electroacoustic
                Music Studios

12:15           Nigel Morgan, Composer and Lecturer in Creative Music
                Technology

12:30                       OPEN DEBATE

Motion:         In the next century digital museums, digital art, digital
                music, and digital theatre will be preferred to the
                physical objects.

13:00           LUNCH (not provided)

14:00           Coffee available in the foyer of the Debating Chamber

                            LITERATURE

14:30           Chris Meade, Director of the Poetry Society

14:45           Peter Howard, Poet and Telecommunications Systems Design
                Consultant

15:00           Questions and discussion


                         STYLE AND DESIGN

15:30           Peter York, Author, Journalist and Broadcaster

15:45           Robin Baker, Director of Ravensbourne College of Design
                and Communication

16:00                     OPEN DEBATE
Motion:         Digital text(ure): all style and no substance.


                          BROADCASTING

16:30           Peter Gibbins, Executive Director of the Digital Virtual
                Centre of Excellence for Digital Broadcasting and
                Multimedia Technology

17:00           CLOSE

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