Hosted by Wits Digital Arts, University of the Witwatersrand
Please circulate widely! This is an amazing opportunity for South Africans to learn about online contemporary art from two of its ongoing pioneers and most noteworthy supporters of commissioned work. Live and in person!
The Upgrade! Johannesburg and Wits Digital Arts proudly present: Turbulence.org + Gavin Jantjes
Friday 7 April, 3-5PM at the Digital Convent, WSOA
supported by The Trinity Session
Visiting from the US, Turbulence.org is an internationally renowned net.art commissioning organization - a continuing pioneer in funding contemporary conceptual artists working with networked media. For years, Turbulence.org has been commissioning international online art, including Johannesburg artists Nathaniel Stern and Marcus Neustetter in 2005.
Turbulence is co-directed by Helen Thorington (founder of New Radio and Performing Arts, Turbulence's mother organization) and Jo-Anne Green (a Wits alumnus!). The two will be presenting a very biased history of web-based artwork, showing projects they have commissioned as well as some of their own, and will then be taking questions.
No knowledge of web technology necessary!
Open to all!
Convent Seminar Room, WSOA, University of the Witwatersrand Free parking available in front of the Convent at WSOA. For directions go to http://www.wits.ac.za/artworks/contact/map.htm
Gavin Jantjes will also be briefly presenting TRANS CAPE at The Upgrade! in order to court interested artists!