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Thailand New Media Art Festival 2004 - Bangkok, 20-28 March, 2004

Press release
8 March 2004

THAILAND NEW MEDIA ART FESTIVAL 2004
International Summit on Creativity in Multimedia & Communication
Bangkok, 20-28 March, 2004

Produced by ICECA Thailand in collaboration with Srinakarinwirot University,
Faculty of Fine Arts, Imaging Department

http://thailand.culturebase.org
E-mail: iceca@culturebase.org
Information Tel: +66 (0)9 954-1719


Thailand New Media Art Festival 2004 (Bangkok) is dedicated to the exchange of ideas in art and technology and to bridge the gap between traditional art forms and the New Media Arts.

"The increasing usage of communication technology in Thailand combined with the unique Thai lifestyle and culture is an excellent environment for exciting Media Art to emerge and fertilize the global art scene" says Francis Wittenberger, Festival Founder and Artistic Director.

The Festival exhibition venues include the Faculty of Fine Arts Srinakarinwirot University, the Oddyssee Gallery, Banrie Cafe, Media Shaker Siam, Alliance Francaise Bangkok, The Goethe Institut Bangkok and The British Council Thailand.

A matrix of local and international new media artists will convene at the seven venues linked by the Bangkok Sky Train (BTS). Through seminars, symposia, screenings and exhibitions; visiting artists and media professors will attempt to dissolve boundaries that have traditionally existed between the artistic and technological disciplines. In addition, their presence will encourage young Thai media artists, help them network and develop their New Media work.

During the Festival week, the artists will demonstrate the use of emerging technologies to produce net art, software art, digital film and interactive art installations. The Festival's objective is to expose trends in New Media Art by showcasing a variety of international works that may be considered "art which reaches beyond age and language". Furthermore, these displays will be combined with seminars and workshops given by visiting artists and media professors in both a Thai and global context.

The schedule features over 15 visiting artists, video art collections (EMAF Germany, ArtLab Israel, KHM Germany, WRO Poland, Intermedia Belgium) and over 100 individual works from over 30 countries. The entire week's events are open to the public and admission is free.

The opening event with the international artists will take place on Saturday 20th March 2004 5:00pm at the Goethe Institut Bangkok (1 Sathorn Tai Rd. Soi Goethe).

The Festival is Sponsored by: Kunstpunkt Berlin (Germany), Lost in Space (UK-Thailand-Japan), Sony Thailand, Bangkok Metro Magazine, Art Connection Bangkok, Take-It-Card Bangkok, Panasonic Thailand, Alliance Francaise Bangkok, Epson Thailand, Fonds BKVB (Holland), IFA (Germany), Ministry of the Flemish Community, International Cultural Relations Belgium, National Art Council, Singapore, The Embassy of Israel Bangkok, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Israel.

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Participating artists and collections:
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| Agricola de Cologne | Alexandre ovize | Alfred Banze | Andrea Flamini | Andrea Polli | Andreas Kratky | Andrei Rubina Thomaz | Andrew Horner | Angie Eng | Anouk De Clercq | Anton Aeki | Arne Rygg | Art Lab Holon | ArtLab Holon | Audio Gruppe | Aziz | Babel | Barry Anderson | Bart Van Dijck | Bello Benischauer | Benoit Maubrey | Bjorn Wangen | Bonnie L. Blake | Brad Todd | Brit Bunkley | Bruce Eves | Calin Man | Caterina Davinio | Chiara Grandesso | Chiara Passa | Christian Hogue | Christopher Musgrave | Claudio Parodi | Clea T. Waite | collection - KHM Academy of media arts Koeln Germany | Collection - New Media Dept. Academy of Fine Arts Prague | Constanze Westhoven | Curtis Stage | Daniel Antonio Miraglia | David Crawford | David H. Schwarz | David Link | Davida Kidd | Deena Larsen | Dennis H. Miller | D'hondt Lieve | Diego, Allegra and Elena Bonetto | Eden Orion | Elyasaf Kowner | Eric Sadin | Experimental Intermedia Belgium | Fabian Giles | Fatima Lasay | Geoffrey Gatza | Deena Larsen | Geoffrey Thomas | Haesaerts Sofie | Hartmut Stockter | Heller | Hermelinde Hergenhahn | Hill William E. | Iris Hoppe | Jacques perconte | Jayce Salloum | Jennifer Leggett | Jesper Norda | Jess Loseby | John Hopkins | John Sherman Lathram | Jordons Francisco | Joris Cool | Joy Garnett | Juhani Koivumaki | Juliane Heise | Jung-Chul Hur | Karen O'Rourke | Kathrin Kur | katie bush | Kris Delacourt | Lane Last | Laura M. Rusnak | Linda Duvall | Lionello Borean | Lisa Hutton | Lubor Banda | Luca D'Angelo | Luke Duncalfe | Lydia Ayers | Ma Yongfeng | Mark Cooley | Martin Dege | Martin Zet | Megan Sproats | Melinda Rackham | Michael Bielicky | Michael Croft | Michael KoonBoon Tan | Michael Mandiberg | Michael Takeo Magruder | Naomi Goodhew | Natalia Borissova | Nicholas Economos | Nico Dockx | Nikolai Cornell | Nira Pereg | Norman Jackson Ford | Norman Klein | Olaf Meyer | Oliver Grau | Paco Balbuena | Paul Dibley | Peter Horvath | Peter Verwimp | Philip Mantione | Philomene Longpre | Phoebe Hemenway | Songbundle Legere | PirateHai
as | Przemyslaw Moskal | PVA.Org MediaLab initiative | Raquel Meyers | Reinhart Buettner | Remedios Ayala | Roopesh Sitharan | Rosemary Comella | Rowena Easton | Ryan Griffis | Ryan Kelln | Sachiko Hayashi | Scott Brickman | Sebastien Lapointe | Shankar Barua | Shirin Kouladjie | Shirley Shor | Stefan Rusu | Stefanie Alice | Stephan Koperl | Students' Collective University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts | Sue Rees | Susanna Carlisle | Sylvia Winkler | The Association of Nothing | Thomas Brecelic | Thomas Lewis | Tiffany Holmes | Vera Bighetti | Yoko Takashima | Yuli Ziv |

From 33 Countries:

| Argentina | Australia | Belgium | Brazil | Canada | China | Colorado | Czech Republic | Finland | France | Germany | Holland | Hong Kong | Illinois USA | Israel | Italy | Japan | Korea | Malaysia | Mexico | Moldavia | New Zealand | Norway | Philippines | Romania | Russia | Scotland | Singapore | Spain | Sweden | Thailand | UK | USA |

(updated on 8 March 2004)


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Thailand New Media Art Festival 2004
Bangkok, 20-28 March, 2004

– all events open to the public and admission is free –

Programme outline :
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Srinakarinwirot University, Fine Arts Building
Sukhumvit Soi 23 at the end of the road

[OPENING 22 March 13:00]

Exhibition hall
[daily new media art exhibition]
23-26 March 12:00-16:00

Conference-hall (14th Floor)
[daily new media art workshops]
23-26 March 12:00-16:00

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British Council Bangkok
254 Chulalongkorn Soi 64, Siam square

Projection Space
[new media exhibition installation]
21-28 March

Online Zone
[daily interactive online and computer art]
21-28 March 12:30-18:00

Conference Area
[net + audio art international meetings]
24,25,27 March 17:30-20:00

[net + audio presentations]
21,27,28 March 12:30-18:00

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Alliance Francaise Bangkok
29 Sathorn Tai Road

Computer Lab
[daily online interactive new media art exhibition]
[vfx-workshops]
21-27 March 11:00-14:00

Auditorium
[auditorium video art screening]
23,25 March 16:00~18:30
22,25 March 19:30~21:00

Cafe 1912
[daily new media art installation]
21-27 March 10:00-17:00

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Goethe Institut Bangkok
18/1 Soi Goethe, Sathorn 1

OPENING
[international audio-visual new media art]
20 March 17:00

Auditorium
[auditorium video art screening]
22,24,26 March 17:00~18:30
26 March 19:00~21:00

Outdoors/Cafe
[digital audio and new media artists meetings]
22,25,26 March 21:00~22:30

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Banrie cafe
Sukhumvit corner Ekkamai

Internet Zone
[daily online new media art exhibition]
20-28 March 16:00-19:00

Outdoors Projection
[open-air video art screening]
23,24,26,27 March 20:00-21:00

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The Oddyssee Gallery
2nd Floor Siam Square Soi 5
ModeVisualLoft
[thai new media motion graphics and print party]
21,28 March 18:00~22:30

22-27 March 19:00~22:30
[1 second before midnight]
thai new media art exhibition

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Media Shaker
Chulalongkorn Rd, Siam square

Outdoors LED screen
[video art party | public screening]
20 March 21:00-22:00 (5 min sessions)

Outdoors LED screen
[ noon art | afternoon art | late art ]
[video art public screening sfx vfx 3d 2d]
20-28 March 12:00-21:00 (5 min sessions)
times: | 12:00 | 19:00 | 20:00 | 21:00 |

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for detailed schedule please visit the Festival website
http://thailand.culturebase.org

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Thailand New Media Art Festival 2004
Creative and innovative images in art, media, communication.

Bangkok, 20-28 March, 2004
http://thailand.culturebase.org

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