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01 . Markus Nowak            . Christof Kurzmann
02 . Tina LaPorta            . ALTERITIES: INTERDISCIPLINARITY
                               & "FEMININE" PRACTICES OF SPACE
03 . Annie Abrahams          . I only have my name?
04 . Franck Ancel            . COM. PRESSE INFO
05 . Arrin Crowe             . www.lo-res.com/ifac
06 . V2_Organisation         . WIRETAP 5.04 - Wearable Technologies
07 . Australian Network
     for Art and Technology  . PRESS RELEASE: "TISUE CULTURE AND ART"
                               PRESENTATION AS PART OF METIS: NATIONAL
                               SCIENCE WEEK EXHIBITION PROGRAM
08 . MWMWMSPACE {AT} aol.com      . Tonight: Art Opening (Friday 4/30/99)
09 . valery grancher         . black chain




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From: markus.nowak {AT} blackbox.at (Markus Nowak)
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 1999 00:47:43 +0200
Subject: Christof Kurzmann

arrested today

http://www.t0.or.at/kurzerprozess

m





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Date:  Wed, 28 Apr 1999 21:28:42 -0400
From: laporta {AT} interport.net (Tina LaPorta)
To: Multiple recipients of <announcer {AT} simsim.rug.ac.be>
Subject:  ann! ...  FWD:ALTERITIES:INTERDISCIPLINARITY & "FEMININE"
PRACTICES OF  SPACE

ALTÉRITÉS: INTERDISCIPLINARITÉ & PRATIQUES "FÉMININES" DE L'ESPACE

ALTERITIES:INTERDISCIPLINARITY & "FEMININE" PRACTICES OF SPACE

        Colloque / Conference
        Paris 4-5 juin 1999

        École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts
        14, rue Bonaparte
        (Amphithéâtres 1&2, Bâtiment des Loges)

DÉBATS / PANELS & FORUM

Vendredi 4 juin - Matin
        (amphithéâtre 1)
        9.00 - 9.30
        ouverture du colloque

POUR L'ESPACE (DE L')"AUTRE": STRATÉGIES ALTERNATIVES DE PROJET.
CONTRIBUTIONS FÉMINISTES.
modérateur: Doina Petrescu
(architecte, chercheur Centre d'Etudes Féminines Université Paris 8)

        9.30 - 12.30
Anne Querrien (sociologue urbaniste, Paris)
        Les femmes dans l'aménagement: de l'expression de l'autre à la
gestion du même...et aprés?
Monique Minaca (architecte, Paris)
        Une nouvelle lecture de la ville avec l'expertise des femmes, une
démarche prospective.
pause
muf (architectes, Londres)
        muf:  review of current work
ex-Matrix: Julia Dwyer, Anne Thorne (architectes, Londres)
        Evaluating Matrix: Why was it important then? Why is it important now?
questions, discussions


Vendredi 4 juin - Après-midi       (amphithéâtre 1)

POUR L'ESPACE (DE L')"AUTRE": CROISÉES SOCIO-GÉOPOLITIQUES.
modérateur:  Jean-François Chevrier
(theoricien d'art, professeur énsb-a)

        14.00 -17.30
IIana  Salama Ortar (artiste, Haifa)
        Le visible et l'invisible dans la mémoire israëlo-palestinienne.
        Elementaire-Elémentaire: Marseille, plaque tournante de la Migrance
Raoul Bunschoten (architecte, directeur de Chora, Londres)
        La semeuse
Petra Marguc (architecte, AA Londres)
        The Chance of a Conflict or Constructing Communication Space
pause
Karen Bermann (architecte,Iowa StateUniversity)
        Nothing Goes Without Saying
Emina Petrovic (architecte, University of Belgrad)
        Minimal Architectural Interventions and Maximal Effects in
Atmospheres of Space
questions, discussions

Vendredi 4 juin - Après-midi       (amphithéâtre 2)

L'ESPACE ET LE CORPS SEXUÉ : PRATIQUES ARTISTIQUES - EXPÉRIENCES
D'ARCHITECTURE - NOUVELLES ESTHÉTIQUES DE L'ESPACE
modérateur: Catherine Ingraham ( professeur Iowa State University)

        14.00 - 17.30
Tina LaPorta (web artiste, Cooper Union New York)
        w  h  e re will the body be in the future?
Lucy Sheerman (University of Cambridge)
        Fiona Templetonis YOU-The City. Mapping Recognition and Alienation
in Urban Space
Niran Abbas (University of London)
        Reconfigured Embodiment
pause
Sally R. Munt (University of Brighton)
        Lesbians in Space
Carol Schea (architecte, AA, Londres )
        Woman in Blue Reading a  Letter: Spaces of Memory and Emotion
Patricia Potter (artiste, enseignante Iowa State University )
        skinning the CATTt
questions, discussions

        18.15 - 19.30
TABLE RONDE (amphithéâtre 1)
invité: Jacques Derrida (philosophe) - sous réserve


Samedi 5 juin - Matin
        (amphithéâtre 1)

'FAIRE' ENTRE 'PENSER' ET 'NON-SAVOIR':
TECHNOLOGIES, ÉCOLOGIES, POÉTIQUES
modérateur: Christian Girard (architecte, professeur Ecole d'Architecture
Paris-Villemin)

        9.00 - 12.30
Sadie Plant (cyberféministe,  University of Birmingham)
        Learning and Building in the Feminine
Jennifer Bloomer (architecte, professeur Iowa State University)
        Terminal Material
Harris Dimitropoulos (architecte, professeur Georgia Tech Institute)
        Mothered and Mastered: The Symbolic Play of Gender in the
Production of Digital Art
pause
Catherine Ingraham (professeur Iowa State University)
        Architecture and the Production of Life
Doina Petrescu (architecte, Centre d'Etudes Féminines Paris 8)
        Symptômes et promesses des pratiques féminines en architecture
questions, discussions

Samedi 5 juin - Après-midi  (amphithéâtre 1)

INTERDISCIPLINARITÉ: TRANSVERSALITÉS ET  TRANGRESSIONS
modérateur: Christine Buci-Glucksman (professeur, Université Paris 8)

        14.00-18.00
Mireille Calle-Gruber (professeur, Université Paris8)
        L'espace du troisième corps ou quelques hypothèses pour une scène
architecturale
Bracha Lichtenberg Ettinger (artiste, psychanaliste, Paris) Matrixial Swerving,
        Borderspacing and Borderlinking
Martine Bouchier (artiste, enseignante EA Lille)
        Scènic matrix* : paradigme pour une pratique négative de
l'architecture (vidéo: Eve Bennard )
pause
Francesca Hughes (architecte, enseignante Bartlett , Londres)
        Cleavage
Sonja Dicquemare (architecte-choregraphe, ENBA Lyon)
        "il franchit la clôture, et vit que toute la nature est Jardin"
questions, discussions


Samedi 5 juin - Après-midi         (amphithéâtre 2)

... TRANSVERSALITÉS, TRANGRESSIONS & ARCHITECTURES
modérateur: Neil Leach (architecte, professeur University of Nottingham)

        14.00-18.00
Jane Rendell ( enseignante University of Nottingham)
        Undoing Architecture: Rhetorics of Feminine Misuse
Katie Lloyd Thomas (architecte, University of Nottingham)
        Crossing into the Line
Helen Stratford (architecte, University of Nottingham)
        Micromovements of Resistance
pause
Andrea Wheeler (architecte, University of Nottingham)
        Irigaray and Dwelling
Victoria Rosner (University of Texas)
        A Room of His Own? Studies, Secrets, and the Construction of Female
Masculinity
Brigid Mc Leer (Dartington College of Arts, Devon)
        Of Surfaces and Holes
questions, discussions

        18.15-19.30
TABLE RONDE (amphithéâtre 1)
invitée: Hélène Cixous (écrivain, directeur du Centre d'études féminines
Université Paris8) - sous réserve

INSTALLATIONS
PROJECTIONS  PERFORMANCES

Vendredi 4 juin - Samedi 5 juin
        (Galerie de poche)

Mary Flanagan (artiste multimedia, New York)
         [the perpetual bed]  / virtual performance
Jecca (web artist, Paris)
        Terrestrial Translation / web installation
Olga Kisseleva (artiste,Jean Monnet University)
        'How are you?'/
         installation interactive, performance
Tina La Porta (artiste, Cooper Union New York)
         Translate { } Expression / web installation
Fiona Meadows (architecte, EA Paris-La Villette)
         La Maison du divorce / installation vidéo
Marie-Paule Pages (architecte, Paris)
        La Fête: icônes foraines et.../ diapos
Kirsten Weltzin (artiste, Oslo)
        "monstrer" / performance


Vendredi 4 juin - Samedi 5 juin
        (lieux et horaires à déterminer)

        interventions de Vera Montero
        (Choregraphe, Lisabone)


Vendredi 4 juin
        (Salon d'honneur)

        20.00
        cocktail

questions, discussions
Vendredi 4 juin - Après-midi       (amphithéâtre 2)



résponsable du colloque / conference co-ordinator
Doina Petrescu
e-mail: madeo {AT} club-internet.fr


Comité d'organisation / Organising Board
Jean-François Chevrier
Mathilde Ferrer
Christian Girard
Jacques Sautereau


informations, préinscriptions /
inquiries, pre-registration

Patricia Burlaud
École d'Architecture Paris-Villemin
    14, rue Bonaparte - 75272 Paris Cedex 06
tel. 33-(0)1 47 03 52 88 - fax . 33-(0)1 4927 99 54
e-mail: patricia.burlaud {AT} paris-villemin.archi.fr

        École d'Architecture Paris-Villemin &
        École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts





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Date:  Thu, 29 Apr 1999 12:31:04 +0200
From: Annie Abrahams <abrahams {AT} ipmc.cnrs.fr>
To: Multiple recipients of <announcer {AT} simsim.rug.ac.be>
Subject:  ann! ...  I only have my name?

Pointproject et Annie Abrahams vous invitent de participer à

I only have my name? (Je n'ai que mon nom?)

Qu'est-ce qui se trouve derrière un nom sur l’internet?  Qu’est qu'est
palpable de la personnalité derrière l'identité Internet? Qui rencontrez-vous?

La correspondance par émail est soit très factuel ou très émotionnelle. Les
malentendus et les accidents apparaissent très souvent. Sur l’irc c'est
encore pire. Pour moi c’est souvent comme si je participais à une
construction d'un fichier .log (parfois intéressant d’ailleurs), mais j’ai
rarement l’impression de vraiment rencontre une personne. L’irc renforce la
confusion et stimule le ‘jeu’.

Jeudi 6 mai à 14.00 h. temps Europe centrale
Experiment sur IRC: connexion Newnet.telia.NO channel: #pointproject

* est-il possible de trouver la vraie personne entre quatre possibilités en
posant des questions pendant une rencontre irc de 15 minutes?
* est-il possible de se faire passer pour une personne, qu’on ne connaît
que du web, pendant 15 minutes de questions et reponses sur irc?
* peut-on me reconnaître parmi quatre personnes possibles sur irc? (je
répondrai à toutes les questions aussi honnêtement que possible)

participants:
- Annie Abrahams auteur du site web ‘being human’
- trois autres personnes (tous membres de http://www.lieudit.org) jouant
Annie
- des personnes présentes dans la Galleri Prosjekthallen à Trondheim en
Norvège
- des personnes connectées par IRC
- John Hopkins opérateur

programme.
- 15 minutes de questions et réponses à quatre Annie’s
- après 15 minutes ne plus de réponses
- vote pour la vrai Annie par l'intermédiaire de l'Irc et à Trondheim
- annonce du résultat du vote sur l'Irc
- l’Annie choisi se présente sous son vrai nom
- reportage du projet sur le Web

Ce  projet fait partie de <Beyond This.Point There Is Only Possibilities>
initié par Kjell Hansson et Henrik Ahlberg, étudiants de l'académie of fine
arts, Helsinki, Finlande http://www.kuva.fi/webcourse/pointproject


Si vous êtes intéressé, connectez-vous à Newnet.telia.NO channel
#pointproject le 6 mai à 14.00 heures et essayez de trouver laquelle des
annie’s présentes est moi.

http://www.multimania.com/abrahams/beinghuman/irc.htm
http://beinghuman.tsx.org





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Date:  Thu, 29 Apr 1999 16:44:59 +0200
From: "Franck Ancel" <franck.ancel {AT} galerie.cec.fr>
To: Multiple recipients of <announcer {AT} simsim.rug.ac.be>
Subject:  ann! ...  COM. PRESSE INFO.


  ACCEPT THE FUTURE
Zone Techno Autonome le  22 mai 1999 à Bordeaux au Nautilus France
locations 100 F pré-vente, Virgin,  Fnac, points habituels, ... 120 F sur place
renseignements tél+mail: 0615045693 {AT} sfr.net       Do-you want to pass the
electronic test with sound and video  projections ?   Entre l'émergence des
musiques électroniques (années 90), prolongeant ainsi  la démocratisation
de la création (années 80), les Cabarets d'avant-garde  artistique du début
de ce siècle, jusqu' aux soirées des étudiants du Bauhaus  (années 20), à
l'Aubette cinéma café dancing réalisé par T. V.  Doesburg
(années 30), de la boite de nuit cinétique par N. Schoeffer (années  50),
et des soirées performances de Rauschenberg (années 60) jusqu' à l'Electric
Circus (années 70), c'est à nouveau le même pari....pour un autre
rendez-vous  avec la révolution numérique. Pour cette première, l'image et
le son seront donc  à l'honneur par une programmation où la technologie est
autonome de  tout
utilitarisme autre que (ré-)créatif.    22h-1h SAYAG JAZZ MACHINE (Paris)
Le live-act est  composé de: deux dj jungle et house transformés en
scratcheurs, un  contrebassiste et un sax, enrichis par deux samplistes, un
toaster, l'ensemble  accompagné d'un mix synchro-vidéo. Ces six musiciens
d'horizons différent  laisserons sans doute la trace d'une jungle non
identifiée, jusqu'alors aperçu  entre Rennes, Paris, Poitiers.
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/un.autre.regard/   1h-2h STATION ROSE
(Gunafa-Francfort)
Elisa Rose aux  images et Gary Danner aux sons, ils parcourent depuis dix
ans les chemins qui  mènent au virtuel, que ce soit dans les raves comme
NATURE ONE (le Woodstock  techno) ou les centres d'art comme ARS
ELECTRONICA (festival des arts  technologiques depuis 1979), comme en
témoigne leur récent livre 1st decade  (conférence avec Timothy Leary,
webcasting, life after history, etc...): entrez  dans le cyberspace. A
Bordeaux, ils présenteront leur multimédia live  performance, déjà aperçu
en 1998 à la Transmediale de Berlin.
<http://www.stationrose.com>http://www.stationrose.com    2h-5h OLIVER LIEB
(Superstition-Hambourg)
Depuis 1989,  c'est l'un des producteurs majeurs de la musique électronique
aux multiples  projets; THE AMBUSH (ethno-percussion), SPICELAB
(expérimental), PARAGLIDER  (transe), L.S.G. (techno), ce fondateur du
label Harthouse (avec M.  Schindehütte), avec une  passion pour le son
analogique et les infrabass a  même participer au Jazz-Festival de Montreux
en 1994 avec un live performance  avec Grosskopf, Broikhus et des
percussionnistes, danseurs, pyrotechnie et  décors. Aujourd'hui son travail
plus progressif house est toujours une nouvelle  aventure.
<http://www.superstition.de>http://www.superstition.de   2h-5h UN AUTRE
REGARD (Poitiers)
Un Autre Regard signe  une nouvelle forme d'expression visuelle et de
performance art vidéo alliant  l'art et la technologie... Programmées sur
séquenceur vidéo numérique, les  images jouées en temps réel sur un
clavier, se mélangent pour créer un véritable  univers visio-sonore...
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/un.autre.regard/   Conception & coordination Franck
Ancel   tél+fax:33(0)556480361
Production (communication Rolande Bergeron) Coeur  Tempo
tél:33(0)557931320 fax:33(0)557930034





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Date:  Thu, 29 Apr 1999 07:52:18 -0700 (PDT)
From: Arrin Crowe <ifac {AT} yahoo.com>
To: Multiple recipients of <announcer {AT} simsim.rug.ac.be>
Subject:  ann! ...  www.lo-res.com/ifac


www.lo-res.com/ifac
===
L<A>W99
IMPERFECT FLUIDS
IFAC {AT} YAHOO.COM
THE TIME IS NOW
RESTART
STOP THE WAR ON THE PEOPLE
USE ART





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Date:  Thu, 29 Apr 1999 19:32:28 +0200
From: V2_Organisation <v2 {AT} v2.nl>
To: Multiple recipients of <announcer {AT} simsim.rug.ac.be>
Subject:  ann! ...  WIRETAP 5.04 - Wearable Technologies

Wiretap 5.04: Wearable Technologies

Date: Sunday 2 May 1999
Start: 14.00 hrs (doors open 13.00 hrs)
Location: V2_Organisatie, Eendrachtsstr.10, Rotterdam
Fee: fl. 7,50

Guests: Derrick de Kerckhove (CDN), Rob van Mechelen (NL), Monika
Fleischmann & Wolfgang Strauss (D)

Moderator: Christine de Baan (Rotterdam Art Foundation, dept. for design,
film, video and new media)


'In the electronic age we will wear all mankind as our skin.' (Marshall
McLuhan)

The human body is increasingly turned into a carrier of technology. New
apparatuses connect functions like communication, information services,
control of physiological functions, positioning, etc., directly to the
body. This programme presents a series of new Wearable Technology projects
and raises questions about the technical, ethical and cultural implications.


Do we want to be on-line continuously and free of some enormous burden of
technical hardware? Never alone, always connected. Artists, film makers,
writers, medical researchers and other scientists have for decades been
tackling the question of how to make technology wearable.

The developers of Wearable Technology promise that interactive clothes and
wearable apparatuses with a direct satellite connections will offer a
possibility of liberation from keyboard and computer screen. The closer to
the body, the more immediate the communication. An effortless merging with
the technology by means of intelligent clothes, electronic bags and
electronic babies, wearable gadgets that seek contact for you with a
potential partner.

Wearable Technology creates a linkage between actions in physical space and
the virtual reality of the digital domain. The body functions as an
interface, as a field where material and virtual reality intersect. The
question is therefore not only how this technology will influence our
perception and actions in physical reality, but also which effects Wearable
Technology will have on acting in virtuality.

'These computing devices will be unobtrusive and provide seamless access to
a wide variety of data and allow the user to perform tasks as needed, where
needed. The objective of ubiquitous computing is to move interaction with
computers out of a person's central focus and into the user's peripheral
attention where they can be used subconsciously. Ubiquitous computing is
often characterized by the attributes of mobility, interconnectivity and
context-awareness.' (Cyberpunk Project)


Presentations:

Derrick de Kerckhove: Worldwear

Worldwear is an art project to invite people to reconsider their own place
in time (millenium change) and space (the Earth seen from satellites). By
proposing a new line of clothes based on images of the planet in the year
2000, it offers a new way of interpreting one's self image and the image of
the Earth. The Worldwear project in which body functions are controlling
imaging clothes that replace the computer screen, is being developed for
the Hannover EXPO 2000 and is directed by Derrick de Kerckhove.

Clothes act as social filters of the personality. In the Worldwear project,
we can choose to broadcast selected images through our clothes. The
Worldwear clothes act as a screen for internet messages of websites sent,
for instance, by friends and relatives. 'As we are nearing the famous date,
the 2000 countdown could appear in hours, minutes and seconds in different
fonts and characters on my jacket according to my specific time zone.
Sensors or satellite-borne signals relayed to my sensitive clothing could
project an image of the Earth gently changing angle in real-time according
to my movements in space. Or they could show the mapping of my destination
via GPS signal just as if I wore the instruments of a Munich taxi. Sensors
taking my pulse and heartbeat together with moisture levels and emotional
outputs could cameleon-like change colours and patterns.'


Rob van Mechelen: The Implantable Loop Recorder

Rob van Mechelen will present a new apparatus, the 'Implantable Loop
Recorder' (ILR), which is implanted into the bodies of patients suffering
from Syncope. Syncope is a temporary state of unconsciousness that can
occur suddenly. The ILR forms an attempt to get a diagnosis of Syncope on
the basis of disruptions of conduction and rhythm of the heart. The device,
which an implantable one-channel ECG recorder, was first introduced in 1998.


Monika Fleischmann/Wolfgang Strauss: MARS Bag, a wearable communication device

MARS Bag is a new Theremin-based product from MARS lab. It is a bag filled
with content. It is a communicator.

Electric Field Sensor systems (see below) enable intuitive
man-machine-interaction based on natural gestures. The MARS Bag is another
electric field sensor device. Carried like handbags, MARS Bags recognise
the movements of the carriers' body and the surrounding people and reacts
with sound. Once it is touched it will be personalized by a biosign, e.g.
fingerprints. It is a wireless wearable device, powered by a small solar
panel. MARS Bags function as a prototype for wearable mobile interaction
and communication. They initiate a non-standardized communication by
signifying encounters acoustically. MARS Bags do not substitute
communicational practice. Rather, they are meant to inititiate and comment
communication between passers-by.

The principles of elelectric field sensing (EFS) were initially used in a
musical instrument called Theremin, invented in the 1920s. A performer
playing this instrument is given the opportunity to affect the pitch and
the volume of the sound by moving his/her hand in the vicinity of two
antennas. The principles of electric field sensing are based on detecting
the change of characteristics of alternate electrical current induced by
the movement of the user's hand(s) in the vicinity of several
electrodes/antennas which constitute the complex electrical circuit.


Guests

Derrick de Kerckhove is Professor in the Department of French, and Director
of the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology, at the University of
Toronto.

Monika Fleischmann is a research artist and head of computer art activities
at GMD-German National Research Center for Information Technology in Sankt
Augustin, Germany.

Wolfgang Strauss is an architect and visiting professor in interactive
media, also working at the GMD in Sankt Augustin.

Rob van Mechelen is a cardiologist at the Sint Franciscus Hospital in
Rotterdam.


The Wiretap series is supported by the Rotterdam Art Foundation and the
Dutch Ministery of Education, Culture and Science. Special thanks to
Olympus Optical (Europe).

V2_Organisation is financially supported by Cultural Affairs of the City of
Rotterdam and the Dutch Ministery of Education, Culture and Science.


V2_Organisation
Eendrachtsstr.10
3012 XL Rotterdam
tel. +31-10-2067272
fax. 010 2067271
e-mail: v2 {AT} v2.nl

URL: http://www.v2.nl/wiretap/





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Date:  Thu, 29 Apr 1999 21:20:02 +0200
From: Australian Network for Art and Technology <anat {AT} anat.org.au>
To: Multiple recipients of <announcer {AT} simsim.rug.ac.be>
Subject:  ann! ...  PRESS RELEASE: "TISUE CULTURE AND ART" PRESENTATION AS
PART OF METIS: NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK EXHIBITION PROGRAM



            The Australian Network for Art and Technology
                   announce a presentation of the

                   TISSUE CULTURE AND ART PROJECT
                                BY
                     Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr


    As part of the mêtis exhibition and National Science Week program


			FRIDAY 7 MAY, 1999, 1PM
		Canberra School of Art Lecture Theatre
			  Childers St, Acton



THE TISSUE CULTURE & ART PROJECT
Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr
Residency project in Perth and online:
http://www.imago.com.au/tca
http://www.anat.org.au/projects/diss


DEEP IMMERSION: SCIENTIFIC SERENDIPITY
One of ANAT's primary aims is to facilitate situations whereby artists can
spend concentrated periods of time researching new ideas, acquiring new
skills, forming fruitful collaborations, playing with new media and
developing new bodies of work.

Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr are currently undertaking a residency to further
develop Tissue Culture and Art as part of a program developed by ANAT: deep
immersion: scientific serendipity.  The aim of the project is to encourage
the creation of new forms of artistic expression within the arena of
science and contemporary technologies and to provide artists with an
opportunity to develop and test new creative ideas and technical processes.

TISSUE CULTURE & ART
Tissue Culture and Art (TC&A) is an ongoing research and development
project into the use of tissue culture and tissue engineering as a medium
for artistic expression.  The TC&A Project is built on the strong belief
that biologically related technologies are going to have a dramatic effect
on human evolution and human history in the near future.  Furthermore, the
TC&A project utilises biologically related technologies (mainly tissue
culture and tissue engineering) as a new form of artistic expression to
focus attention and challenge perceptions regarding the fact that these
technologies exist, are being utilised, and will have even more dramatic
effect in the future.

We are at the early stages of the biological revolution. What we see now,
genetic engineering, cloning, IVF, organ transplants etc, are just the
embryonic stages of what is to come. This revolution deals with the core of
life. Humans and their natural environment are going to change to the
extent that we will have to redefine the terms 'Human' and 'Nature'.

Biotechnology enables us, for the first time, to use and manipulate living
matter at the level of the genes. Working with the blue print of life,
biotechnology offers us option to design life and reconstruct tissue from
the most fundamental level.

It is hard to predict what the future will be like. In regard to the TC&A
Project, however, we have a few ideas: We see the next evolutionary
development of this project as moving toward organ culturing. Most of all
we look forward to the day when we will take our living work outside of the
laboratory.


mêtis
(may'-tis), n.: wisdom, artifice, cunning intelligence.

When art and science unite, possibilities and opportunities arise resulting
in innovation that can be driven by creativity. The mêtis exhibition
creates a synergy between artistic expression and scientific concepts. It
merges the boundaries between the disciplines and highlights the mutual
benefits of collaboration of the arts and sciences. We believe both artists
and scientists view the world with curiosity and, in seeking answers to
their questions, use observation, imagination, creativity, communication
and evaluation. The scientist tries to represent a concept, experiments
with an idea and tests the validity of the creation. So too does the
artist, and
both lead to discovery, new vision and illumination.

The metis exhibition takes place in Canberra between May 1-9, 1999 at seven
different science and art locations: Canberra School of Art, ANU,
Questacon: The National Science and Technology Centre, The National Gallery
of Australia, The National Portrait Gallery, Canberra Contemporary Art
Space, The Australian Geological Survey Organisation and Mt Stromlo
Observatory.

The website of the Tissue Culture and Art project is on view at:
Canberra Contemporary Art Space 1-29 May.
11am-6pm Wed-Fri, 11am-5pm Sat
http://www.imago.com.au/tca
http://www.anat.org.au/projects/diss
http://www.csiro.gov.au/metis

deep immersion: scientific serendipity has been supported by the New Media
Arts Fund of the Australia Council and the Department of Industry Science
and Resources S&T awareness program with additional support from Scitech
Discovery Centre and the University of Western Australia.

For further information and interviews please contact:
Amanda McDonald Crowley
Email: amanda {AT} anat.org.au
Ph: 0419 829 313


+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


PRESS RELEASE FOR METIS

ART AND SCIENCE REVEAL ASTONISHING NEW WORLDS

Artist Patsy Payne has been pared into 506 slices by a virtual delicatessen
machine. Using the resulting PET scan, she will take you on a guided tour
of her innards.

Henrik Hakansson builds biospheres for butterflies and cicadas, miniature
worlds that fuse the natural and the artificial into the perfect
environment for one of nature's gems.

David Aderman uses ultra slo-mo video to record the death of a proud old
Australian warship, HMAS Derwent, on her way to the bottom as explosions
bloom eerily along her sides.

Joan Brassil tunes in to the dead stars of the cosmos, using physics to
create a sonic apparatus that explores the idea we 'exist in a sea of
radiation'.

These are just four of a stunning array of exhibits in Canberra during
National Science Week (May 1-9, 1999) that stake Australia's claim to be a
world force in creating the art of the 21st Century.

metis, from the ancient Greek word for cunning or intelligence, is a unique
event on both the Australian artistic and scientific landscapes. It
features nine separate oeuvres which fuse scientific with artistic
brilliance and imagination.

Patsy Payne's work 'Hypochondria' takes you right inside the artist,
literally, says metis co-ordinator Rebecca Scott, of CSIRO. "She used
positron electron tomography, or PET scans, to image slices of her own body
and recreate the first-ever internal self-portrait by a living artist."

Previously the only similar scans were those taken of an executed US
criminal, whose carcase was literally sliced up, photographed and placed on
the internet.

"Her doctors advised her not to risk so much radiation exposure but she
went ahead anyway. It's an unbelievable example of what science and art can
achieve nowadays."

Other artists make use of cutting edge science such as holography, eugenics
and even tissue culture to present Science Week audiences with a new way to
view the world.

Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr use living tissue in place of paint as their
medium for artistic expression, to raise questions about human development
and scientific progress, and how humans interact with their environment.

In 'Eidola Suite' Paula Dawson uses holography to take you inside a
three-dimensional "but unreal" house. In another work, 'There's no place
like home', she evokes memory, personal associations and the frailty of
relationships through a holographic room furnished with everyday objects.

In the hologram portrait of art patron and collector Margaret Carnegie
entitled 'Are you there?' Dawson examines a range of different approaches
to portraiture among contemporary artists - many of whom have made use of
the visual technologies the century has had to offer, from photography to
holography.

Jill Peck uses an upturned longboat in stone and stainless steel as a
metaphor for scientific exploration, and John Tonkin explores "personal
eugenics" and how to control your own evolution in personal improvement.

"At no time since The Enlightenment following the Middle Ages has science
and technology played such a pivotal role in expanding our world view,"
says Ms Scott.

"Artists are becoming more and more keenly aware of the importance of
science, and scientists of the power and value of art, as means of
expression."

"The two are inextricably wedded, although many people on both sides have
been put off by the alien, even elitist, language used by the other group."

"The artists of metis, on the other hands, have broken the walls of
misunderstanding and silence. They are giving Australians a new, even a
revolutionary way to express ideas and feelings," she says.

"They have shown that science and art are but different aspects of the same
thing, shining intelligence, or metis. And that Australians have this
quality."


For more information, please contact one of the following:

the mêtis website: www.ccas.com.au

Canberra Contemporary Art Space
Email: ccas {AT} cyberone.com.au
Ph: (02) 6247 0188
Fax :(02) 6247 7357

Rebecca Scott
mêtis Exhibition Committee
Email: rebecca.scott {AT} helix.csiro.au
Ph: (02) 6276 6639
Fax: (02) 6276 6641


metis is sponsored by the ACT Government Cultural Council, the Department
of Industry Science and Resources S&T Awareness Program, CSIRO, Orica and
Ericsson (Australia) PL.


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From: MWMWMSPACE {AT} aol.com
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 1999 01:04:09 EDT
Subject: Tonight: Art Opening (Friday 4/30/99)


Art Opening Tonight
MARKUS MUNTEAN & ADI ROSENBLUM
Viennese collaborative

 {AT}  MWMWM * 65 Hope St, Brooklyn 11211

Directions: L Train to Lorimer Street, Williamsburg.
West on Metropolitan, under the BQE.  Left on Marcy.
First Right on Hope.

Telephone   718.599.9411  *  Email   mwmwmspace {AT} aol.co
Opening reception: Friday, April 30th, from 7-10pm
Show runs through June 6th, 1999
Gallery Hours: Sat & Sun 12-5 or anytime by appointment

MARKUS MUNTEAN & ADI ROSENBLUM
Paintings, photographs and installation with live models
by the Viennese collaborative Muntean & Rosenblum.

Muntean & Rosenblum's new work takes as its starting point the recent
popularity of "heroin chic" imagry in all sectors of haute couture.  But M&R
push the iconography a step further, adding to their young models
lacerations, bruises, and potentially dangerous domestic props.  The tableaux
vivants frequently present during openings (and present thereafter in the
form of photographic prints) comment on our persistent adoration of youth and
beauty on the one hand, and, on the other, our continued fascination with the
grotesque, the
uncanny and the living dead.


Muntean & Rosenblum have recently shown at:
"Sarajevo 2000"
The Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna
"Lifestyle," Kunsthaus Bregenz
Georg Kargl, Vienna
City Racing, London
Shift, Berlin
Chicago Project Room, Chicago

___________________________________________

MWMWM * 65 Hope St, Brooklyn 11211

Directions: L Train to Lorimer Street, Williamsburg.
West on Metropolitan, under the BQE.  Left on Marcy.
First Right on Hope.

Telephone   718.599.9411  *  Email   mwmwmspace {AT} aol.com

Contact Person: Chris Murray or Lars Haga





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Date: Fri, 30 Apr 1999 19:23:34 +0200
From: valery grancher <vgranger {AT} imaginet.fr>
Subject: black chain


black hole on internet to protest against war !!!
black out on internet against war !!!
click in one of this screen, and then click again to make a trip in this
black chain dedicated to war victims:
one day of silence dedicated to war victims
may 1st 1999


Valery Grancher
vgranger {AT} imaginet.fr


List of participants in the black screen chain 15.00 GMT April 30.:

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/edmond_morina/
http://www.ee.oulu.fi/~tuoppi/
http://an.org/
http://listen.to/badkharma
http://www.trdkunst.no/stud/hc/hcg.html
http://www.s-line.de/homepages/fsn-home
http://www.khm.de/~flw/silence.html
http://www.ist.gmbh.de
http://www.mur.at/~ft/black.html
http://start.at/britcomlib
http://www.borut.com/mostovi/index.htm
http://www.borut.com/library/index.htm
http://www.borut.com/cafe/index.htm
http://www.borut.com/index.htm
http://dykesworld.de/
http://www.student.oulu.fi/~costello/
http://www.centenary.edu/~balexand
http://www.iki.fi/aa/
http://www.webterrier.com/blackpage.html
http://www.greenquarter.co.uk/taylor
http://cym.net/
http://meta.iflugs.hdk-berlin.de
http://rzaix340.rz.uni-leipzig.de/~soz95hul
http://users.ulh.ac.uk/~.988005350.98.Lincoln.ULH
http://www.lovergine.com
http://www.calarts.edu/~jcaffrey/black.html
http://www.fortunecity.de/lindenpark/caesarenstrasse/157/
http://members.aol.com/infowelt/index.html
http://moon.zaslon.si/~romag/qwyx/index.html
http://www.confetti.org/
http://www.muthesius.de/~nfranz
http://www.thing.de/blinkface/silence.html
http://www.physik.uni-augsburg.de/~wobsta/
http://www.nefo.med.uni-muenchen.de/~echoview
http://will.teleportacia.org/black.html
http://www.kit.ntnu.no/stud/vacationaid/pages/index.html
http://www.hgb-leipzig.de/~francis/
http://www.bewoner.dma.be/wardweis
http://moon.zaslon.si/~romag/index.html
http://www.stud.ntnu.no/~daghu/
http://www.pigonati.org
http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Workshop/8803
http://www.artun.ee/blackscreen/
http://www.franceartist.com
http://www.psn.net/~eggplant/
http://www.aurorablue.org
http://www.xensei.com/users/carmin
http://members.tripod.com/Mary_Lynch/home.html
http://members.tripod.com/Mary_Lynch/home.html
http://members.tripod.com/Mary_Lynch/home.html
http://www.charliechan.com.au
http://wwww.psn.net/~eggplant/black.html
http://members.tripod.com/ChristianHarkness
http://members.tripod.com/ChristianHarkness
http://wwww.fortunecity.com/victorian/duchamp/33
http://www.speakeasy.org
http://aleph-arts/lsa/lsa44
http://www.pixelyse.com
http://aleph-arts.org/lsa/lsa44
http://www.imaginet.fr/nomemory
http://home.c2i.net/foust/index.html
http://www.kit.ntnu.no/stud/barcley

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