Aotearoa - fresh southern summer with The Paul Annears, Susan Ballard,
Stella Brennan, Ian Clothier, Adam Hyde, Trudy Lane, Helen Varley Jamieson,
and more guests throughout the month.
Surely one of the most desirable global destinations, Aotearoa | New Zealand
is currently experiencing a renaissance in media arts and culture. 2005 at
-empyre- brings you fresh perspectives from net, sound and media artists,
theorists, educators, curators and writers, who are working in, or have
recently returned to their home islands. Much is bubbling to the surface
from deep pools of creativity such as the Aotearoa Digital Arts list; recent
and planned festivals include Version, SCANZ and re:mote; and exhibition
venues include Artspace, the Physics Room, the Moving Image Centre and [NON]
Join our guests at http://www.subtle.net/empyre
to data mine this southern
resurgence of new media and online practice.
The Paul Annears [http://www.xxos.net ] find there are many advantages to
being two people. For many years we have successfully amplified our separate
brilliances and recently, through the power of the web, have joined with
other 'Paul Annears' in a unique franchising arrangement to produce The
Concise Model of the Universe.
Paul Annear 404 [ http://www.xxos.net
] has always been anthropographic.
Because of this, Paul finds it difficult to avoid strong emotions and
unpleasant situations. An obsession with people and her ability to identify
with a variety of these creatures has brought her here.
Susan Ballard [ http://www.physicsroom.org.nz/space/2002/sensible
] is an
artist, writer and musician whose interests cover the broad historical field
of new media art with a particular emphasis on contemporary digital and
time-based installation from Aotearoa/ New Zealand. Her current PhD research
explores relationships between noise and materiality in digital installation
Stella Brennan [ http://www.stella.net.nz
] is an Auckland-based artist,
writer and curator. With Sean Cubitt she founded the Aotearoa Digital Arts
discussion list in 2003, and has hosted two subsequent ADA meetings. Her
artwork is based in video and installation. Stella teaches at the Auckland
University of Technology.
Ian M Clothier [ http://www.art-themagazine.com/ian
] is a Pacific based
artist writer. In 2004 he was selected for ISEA (Estonia), Digitalis:
Ethno-techno (Canada) and ReJoyce Festival (Ireland). Editor ofart-themagazine.com
, he has contributed to rhizome.org
, and was an invited
speaker to the Ninth International Conference on Thinking.
Adam Hyde [http://www.radioqualia.net ] exhibits frequently internationally
and recently won a UNESCO Digital Art Award. He is the Digital Artist in
Residence at Waikato University, and is currently organising the 're:mote'
festival with Honor Harger and NZ artist duo 'Ethermap', formed by Adam
Willets and Zita Joyce.
Trudy Lane [http://artefact.mi2.hr ] works in online design and publication
for the art/museum industries and as an artist collaboratively creating
projects which cross-breed participatory art & educational resource. Trudy
has recently returned to New Zealand after 12 years living abroad.
Helen Varley Jamieson [ http://www.creative-catalyst.com
] is a writer and
theatre artist who has been exploring the concept of cyberformance - remote
performers creating live performance via the internet - during the last 5
years. She does a lot travelling with this work, but is currently enjoying
some time back home in Aotearoa. Helen writes for Rhizome, Furtherfield and
-empyre- is an arena for the discussion of media arts practice, and
regularly invites practicioners, curators and theorists in the media arts
field to discuss specific projects, publications, and issues. Subscribe to
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