On May 8, 2009, the Netherlands Media Art Institute will hold the symposium ‘Positions in flux: On the changing role of the artist and the institution’ in Amsterdam. Please find the symposium’s programme attached to this email.
The second panel is dedicated to the ‘new nodes in the digital map’, i.e. new media (art) initiatives and organisations such as yours. We would like to get a better understanding of the local situation in which these new initiatives and groups establish themselves and which artistic practices derives from it. What are the challenges that you have to face and how do you envision the future of your initiative?
You can participate in our debate not only by watching the live stream of the symposium. We will also enable an online live chat which will be visible at the symposium’s venue. So-called ‘chat agents’ and the moderators will pick up questions and comments from that live chat and include them in the debate. The links to the chat and the stream will to be found on our website www.nimk.nl .We are hoping for your participation in the debate.
In addition to this you could also send us a 2 minutes max video (or the link to it) in which you explain your situation, artistic practices and vision. We would screen these contributions during the symposium, during or before the second panel. Moreover we would publish the videos or links on the media art platform http://www.mediaartplatform.org.
This gives you the chance to promote your activities and inform the symposium’s attendees about your work which will hopefully result in new connections and collaborations.
Please send us your material before May 6, 2009 to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking forward to hearing from you.
With kind regards,
Chief curator Netherlands Media Art Institute
Please see the programme of the symposium at http://www.nimk.nl/en/index\_agenda.php?cat=l&id=297
The symposium is part of the 'Here we are - There we go' programme at the Netherlands Media Art Institute, May 8th - 10th, 2009 which takes place on the occasion of the Institute’s 30th anniversary. 'Here we are - There we go' celebrates the Institute’s achievements in these thirty years and plans for the future with an inspiring open house weekend of artist talks, performances, installations, tours and a party. More information:
Netherlands Media Art Institute
1016 EV Amsterdam