ICEBOX 02 Cape Town, February 28 - March 10 (week 1)

Posted by Hein Bekker | Mon Feb 26th 2007 11:06 a.m.

This week's events at ICEBOX in Cape Town. www.liquidfridge.co.za has
the rest of the line-up, which I'll post next week.

See you there,
Hein Bekker

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ICEBOX 02 Cape Town

Date: February 28 - March 10, 2007
Venue: Various
Web: www.liquidfridge.co.za

Liquid Fridge presents a festival of contemporary creativity in
audio/visual art. With the focus on the electronic, open and South
African, ICEBOX combines music, film, video and interactive media
through a programme of screenings, performances, club nights, workshops
and an exhibition.

ICEBOX 02 Cape Town features music-makers, free thinkers and electronic
tinkerers Bernhard Loibner (Austria), Brendon Bussy, Com.it, CY Cowboys,
Garth Erasmus, Heather Ford (Johannesburg), Dean Henning (Durban),
Julian Jonker, Rebecca Kahn (Johannesburg), Microstripe, MTKidu
(Johannesburg), Radioboy, Story Boy, and many other proponents of
eclectic sounds and plush pixels.

Supported by the Austrian Consulate Cape Town, CAPE Africa Platform,
iCommons and netbek. Press support by BRAND, Enjin and one small seed,
and online by Kak Duidelik and Swikiri. With thanks to alt film,
Bell-Roberts, INTERFACE, Magmart, MTKidu and rustpunk.

Visit www.liquidfridge.co.za to learn more.

ICEBOX 02 Screening

Venue: Labia on Kloof, Lifestyle on Kloof, 50 Kloof Street, Cape Town
Date: Wednesday, February 28 at 8.30pm
Cost: R25

An evening of innovative short-form narratives, documentaries, music
videos and animations by over 20 independent creators from South Africa
and abroad.

Featuring both award-winning and rarely seen work, the line-up includes
Ana Alvarez-Errecalde (ES), The Blackheart Gang (SA), Jaco Brouwer (SA),
Tessa Comrie (SA), Fopspeen (SA), Goldfish/Iaminawe (SA), Kidult (SA),
Dmitry Kmelnitsky (US), Lark/Ontwerp (SA), Chris Moore (SA), Giorgio
Partesana (IT), Andrew Schnetler (SA), Mike Scott (SA), Daniel van der
Merwe (SA), Lisa Vinebaum (CA), Tina Willgren (SE) and Dale Yudelman
(SA), as well as Microcinema International's "Independent Exposure"
series and the Magmart video art festival (IT).

ICEBOX 02 Exhibition

Venue: Bell-Roberts CUBE Gallery, 89 Bree Street, Cape Town
Date: Opens Thursday, March 1 at 6pm. Closes March 10

Eerie soundscapes and abstract electronica are entwined with
computer-generated imagery and appropriated digital video in brief,
meditative journeys and waltzes of fusion and fission. Sound painters,
picture mixers and media hackers aim to challenge the viewer's
preconceived notions and question the status quo, yet at times to simply
entertain the talented listener.

The line-up includes work from Kisito Assangni (TG), D-Fuse (UK), The
Dualist (SA), Fabian Giles (MX), Josh Goldman (US), Henry Gwiazda (US),
Corlia Harmsen (SA), Hanna Husberg (FR), Jose Insua (US), Jun'ichiro
Ishii (FR), Dmitry Kmelnitsky (US), Argyro Koutsibela (GR), Bernhard
Loibner (AT), Jenni Meredith (UK), Vesna Milicevic (CS), Giorgio
Partesana (IT), Carol Pereira (US), John Vega (US), Hagen Wiel (DE) and
Dale Yudelman (SA).

The exhibition also features "A Light Distraction." Sonic engineer
Martin Sims and electro-acoustic artist Brendon Bussy have collaborated
in creating a light centred installation. Technologies normally used to
measure and show change in the level of sound energy have been re-wired.
Now the viewer can control input - in fact create change, leaving as a
measure of their interaction, light.

ICEBOX 02 Workshop and Performance

Venue: CAPE Africa Platform, 71 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town
Date: Saturday, March 3 at 1pm
Cost: Donation

An afternoon of presentations on appropriation art, music mash-ups,
circuit bending for sound, intellectual property rights and how digital
artists can both protect and share their work for collaboration. The
workshop also features a live audio/visual performance by MTKidu.
Creative Commons-licensed videos will be available for free, legal
download onto USB flash drive.

"How to stop worrying about the big C and learn to love CC: An Artists'
Guide to IP" presented by Heather Ford (executive director) and Rebecca
Kahn (writing and research fellow) from iCommons, Johannesburg.

What is copyright? How does it affect my art and creativity? Is there
such a thing as "legal remixing" and how do artists still make a buck
while giving their stuff away for free?

The Creative Commons South Africa team explain how copyright affects
artists and creators, the common pitfalls, and the practical steps you
can take to make sure you are in control of your creativity. They also
introduce participants to Creative Commons raw materials that are freely
available to legally remix and share, and show video work by artists
from South Africa and abroad, who are using copyright to spur global
collaborations, broaden their communities and kick-start their careers.

"Song of Solomon" presented by writer, sound artist and cultural
producer Julian Jonker.

"Song of Solomon," devised by Julian Jonker and technologist Ralph
Borland, is an algorithmic audio collage using more than 70 performances
and adaptations of Solomon Linda's composition "Mbube," also performed
and adapted as "Wimoweh" and "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." The installation
intends to provoke questions about the archetypal models of creativity
that inform Western intellectual property law; in its implementation at
the Durban Art Gallery in September 2006, the installation arguably
infringed South African copyright law in various ways.

He also discusses the interaction between other forms of appropriation
art and intellectual property law, specifically mash-ups and DJ mixes.

"Basic Circuit Bending" presented by electro-acoustic artist Dean
Henning from rustpunk, Durban.

Bleeps and sweeps aplenty as Dean Henning discusses and demonstrates how
simple, low-cost technology (including toys) can be re-purposed for
musical performance.

"Live beat construct and visual manipulation" performance by MTKidu from
Johannesburg.

The dynamic design and electronic music duo perform live, and afterwards
share experiences in live audio/visual experimentation.

ICEBOX 02 Screening

Venue: Zula Sound Bar, 194 Long Street, Cape Town
Date: Sunday, March 4 at 7pm
Cost: Free

An evening of innovative short-form narratives, documentaries and
animations from Ciro Altabas (ES), Dany Campos (ES), Sally Giles (SA),
Dmitry Kmelnitsky (US), Frederique Zepter (FR), Microcinema
International's "Independent Exposure" series, and the Magmart video art
festival (IT).

The screening is presented in partnership with alt film, a group
established to collect and screen film by creative South Africans, as
well as work that most powerfully incorporates and describes the
inevitable evolution of the medium.

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