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8, 9 and 10 May 2009 - 30 years NIMk open house weekend

Symposium Friday 8 May from 9:00 - 18:00 hrs Trouwgebouw Amsterdam
Projection on the NIMk building by Jan van Nuenen Friday and Saturday starting at sunset
Open house Saturday 9 May 12:00 - 21:00 hrs
Party Saturday 9 May 21:00 - 03:00 hrs
Open huis Sunday 10 May 12:00 - 18:00 hrs

The Netherlands Media Art Institute is 30 years old! We're going to celebrate that with a long weekend full of discussions, visual art and technology. We raise a glass to the future, and invite everyone to join us in thinking about the art of tomorrow, about media art and digital culture in all shapes and varieties. What fundamental changes are heading our way as a result of technological innovation? What influence is the digital environment of tomorrow having on art and artists today? And what does all this mean for an institute like the Media Art Institute?

From May 8 through 10 there are presentations, performances, interventions, installations and projections in, on and around our building on the Keizersgracht.
Especially for the 30 years anniversary Jan van Nuenen has adapted his newest interactive installation Physics Distorter 1.1 to the architecture of the NIMk building on the Keizersgracht and will show this starting at sunset on Friday and Saturday. Marnix de Nijs shows his latest interactive installation Expoded views - Remapping Firenze. And there are installations by Lilia Perez Romero, Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand, Constant Dullaart, Adad Hannah and Niklas Roy.
There is a symposium in the Trouwgebouw, where we talk about the future of media art together with artists, people from the field of culture, thinkers and innovators, under the title 'Positions in flux'. We're holding an Open House the whole weekend: the public is invited to drop in for conversations with Erwin Olaf, Driessens & Verstappen, eddie d and Constant Dullaart in an open and relaxed atmosphere, to view the results from the Artlab, admire the designs for a new media art-mobile, see our newly refurbished mediatheque, the preservation and the video postproduction will give tours and of course there will be lots of media art to see and experience. During the 'Open Platform: Think Ahead!' artists can make their pitch for new projects, one of which will finally be honored with a grant toward realisation. In the online project 'How I fell in love with Media Art' everyone who wants to can upload a short film, text or audio fragment in which they testify to their love for media art. Tell us - and others - why media art is one of the great loves of your life! Finally, there is a PARTY with performances by feedbacksociety, TokTek vs MNK and Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand and the dj collective RedNoseDistrikt. On Sunday you can relax in the feedbacklounge with a videoprogram from the NIMk collection with works by eddie d, Sebastian Diaz Morales, Seoungho Cho, Elodie Pong, Thomas Mohr and Semiconductor.On Saturday and Sunday there will be workshops for young and old. From May 8 through 10 you can meet the past, present and future in the Netherlands Media Art Institute.

Positions in flux: artists and institutions in the networked society
Location: Trouwgebouw Amsterdam
The symposium will center on some of the major parameters for the current and future development of contemporary art. In particular it will reflect on the aspect of cultural sustainability of art projects, art and technology initiatives and art curating.
Entrance 15,- (students 10,-) More information and registration http://www.nimk.nl/en/index\_agenda.php?cat=l&id=297

Program subject to change more details: http://www.nimk.nl
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Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst
kleizersgracht 264
1016 EV Amsterdam

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gemaakt door / with the kind support of:
Mondriaan Stichting; het Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst; powered by BeamSystems; Gemeente Amsterdam, CCCS, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence; met medewerking van de Algemene Afvaardiging van Québec te Brussel.