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new media arts: dislocating its privilege

By Rhizome

Videotage's Fuse Residency Program presents


new media arts: dislocating its privilege


a presentation about new media arts and social change in Sydney


When: Tuesday 8 August 2006, 7-8.30pm

Where: Hong Kong Arts Development Council

2/F, 181 Queen's Road Central

Opposite Sheung Wan MTR
Sydney-based arts manager Lena

Nahlous will share her work as the Director of Sydney's Information and

Cultural Exchange (http://www.ice.org.au), and will focus on the role

of their SWITCH Multimedia and Digital Arts Access Centre in transforming culture and creating opportunities for artists in Western Sydney.


SWITCH is a space where artists and

communities can make digital sound and music, web and graphic design,

and screen-based arts. SWITCH's results have been far-reaching: the

Suburban Grooves urban music program (which has distributed the music

of over 100 new music artists); the establishment of several radio and

TV production houses; the development of a documentary film with

African war journalists in exile; youth filmmaking initiatives;

blogging projects; and new media arts installations, theatre and

performance.


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