Camille Baker
Since the beginning
Works in London United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

BIO
Camille's media art interests include: responsive environments, networked performance and interactive media, mobile video, media installation, online communities, telematics, and new media curating.

See the online portfolio at : www.swampgirl67.net

Currently, she is a PhD Candidate at The University of East London, London England, in the SMARTlab Digital Media Institute PhD Programme.

Camille also holds a Masters in Applied Science in Interactive Arts, completed in April 2004 in the Graduate Program in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University. My research focused on Interactive Video Art Installation, Embodiment/Bodies and Performance, Wearable Art and Virtual Sensor Environments, and Philosophy of Art and Technology.

Baker's background ranges from: Lead Curator, Conference Director and Co-Performance Art Curator of the New Forms Festival; to video artist; to web editor-in-chief of a pop-culture relationship support magazine Tales of Slacker Bonding (www.slackerbonding.com); to documentary, online video and animation artist; to visual arts curator/gallery owner; to new media and web design /developer; to poet and science fiction writer; to musician, singer/ songwriter and performer; to sculptor and modern dancer.

Camille has presented at MobileFest London December 2007, Cultural Studies NOW Conference 2007, University East London; Knowledge London Summer Party and Exhibition 2007, University of Westminster, London; Teaching and Learning Conference 2007, University East London; The New Forms Festival 2006: TRANSFORMATIONS, ArtCamp: the World's First un-Conference on Art, Vancouver, BC; The Caladan Gallery online exhibition, March 2005, Beverly, Massachusetts; The Planetary Collegium’s Consciousness Reframed 2004: Qi and Complexity Conference, Beijing, China in November 2004; The Fifth International Digital Arts and Culture Conference 2003, Melbourne, Australia; SXSW 2002 Interactive Award Finalist in Austin, Texas, 2002.

In 2005, Camille co-founded a performance media society called The Escape Artists Society, intended to showcase a diverse range of performance media artists, who demonstrate innovation and excellence in multi-disciplined performance (a hybrid of interventionist, ritual based, action based, artists and dancers working with new technologies), as well as new media artists in public spaces, and wearable art exhibitions (http://www.escapeartists.ca/).

From 2003-2006, Baker was a researcher for the wearable art installation and performance project whispers/between bodies project (http://whisper.iat.sfu.ca), with professors Thecla Schiphorst and Dr. Susan Kozel. This has involved research in performance and wearable design, biosensor testing and development, prototype garment construction, movement development with wearable computing, as well as website development and video editing.

As a producer/curator for the New Forms Festival (www.newformsfestival.com) for multiple events from 2002-2004, Camille explored new media arts exhibition and performance issues extensively. She researched the wealth of media-based art and performance, such as: recent developments, new media art and performance history, exhibition and event production, staging issues, arts funding and administration, as well as hands-on staging, exhibition and production planning.

As a media artist within various forms of art practice (installation, experience design, video art, web animation, as well as music and photography), Baker sees her work about creating artistic experiences using technology, not necessarily about manifesting her own creative vision or aesthetic per se and hope to continue to explore this approach in future works. Camille sees herself as a creative facilitator, using art, performance, music, social science, philosophy and science and other disciplines, as a source of tools to borrow from and sometimes she needs to create tools to make connections and something new when they are not available.
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DISCUSSION

For Immediate Release: Intercontinental Skype Discussion on VJ Theory and Practice - May 26th Video In (VIVO)


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In collaboration with VIVO and VJ Theory, The Escape Artists presents

INTERCONTINENTAL SKYPE DISCUSSION ON VJ THEORY (vjtheory.net), PRACTICE AND
FUTURE DIRECTIONS LOCALLY AND GLOBALLY.*

1-3 pm, Saturday, May 26th at the VIVO (Video In | Video Out), 1965 Main
Street, Vancouver, 604-872-8337

We expect this presentation will be of interest to practitioners and people
interested in the area of vjing and realtime interaction (theorists,
developers, programmers, artists, activists).

This presentation/discussion hopes to create awareness and get people
interested in the vjtheory project. We would also like to receive feedback
from the participants on the work done so far and ways in which it could
expand, specifically, what people want in terms of interacting with each
other online about vjing.

We would like to focus our presentation on the subject of community
development: How does VJ Theory become a platform for the development of
theory informed by individual and collective practice and theory originated
by a community instead of an author or group of defined authors.

Participants should expect to get more familiar with the vjtheory project
and people involved (contributors and editorial body), providing the
opportunity to ask questions to the editors about contributions or any other
relevant subject. People can also participate by introducing examples of
communities they are familiar with and expressing their ideas on what kinds
of interaction they may like to find in a site such as vjtheory.net

For more info on the event contact Camille Baker at camille@escapeartists.ca
at 604-708-0997

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ABOUT VJ THEORY

vjtheory.net is an online community of VJs and artists who reflect on their
work and share their ideas with others in the community. This community
actively discusses and reflects on philosophy and theory related with VJing
and realtime interaction.

The project has been running for over two years and has built up an
extensive collection of work which can help other practitioners to
critically examine their practice. Through publishing articles, interviews
and reviews, the project is able to distribute the work of the community and
organise online debates in areas which are highlighted by our contributors.

In this way we have been, increasingly, linking artists, activists and VJs
(the links are often already there) which in turn links practices such as
realtime installation, performance and political praxis.

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ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED

*VJ Theory*: Philosophy and Theory of VJing and Realtime Interaction
www.vjtheory.net <http://www.vjtheory.net>
Editors: Ana Carvalho and Brendan Byrne
Co-editors: Lara Houston and Paul Mumford

*The Escape Artists Society* (T.E.A.S.) is a small Vancouver media
performance society, putting works of media art, performance media,
music/sound art, and visual art events into predominantly unusual locations

DISCUSSION

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In collaboration with VIVO and VJ Theory, The Escape Artists presents

INTERCONTINENTAL SKYPE DISCUSSION ON VJ THEORY (vjtheory.net), PRACTICE AND
FUTURE DIRECTIONS LOCALLY AND GLOBALLY.*

1-3 pm, Saturday, May 26th at the VIVO (Video In | Video Out), 1965 Main
Street, Vancouver, 604-872-8337

We expect this presentation will be of interest to practitioners and people
interested in the area of vjing and realtime interaction (theorists,
developers, programmers, artists, activists).

This presentation/discussion hopes to create awareness and get people
interested in the vjtheory project. We would also like to receive feedback
from the participants on the work done so far and ways in which it could
expand, specifically, what people want in terms of interacting with each
other online about vjing.

We would like to focus our presentation on the subject of community
development: How does VJ Theory become a platform for the development of
theory informed by individual and collective practice and theory originated
by a community instead of an author or group of defined authors.

Participants should expect to get more familiar with the vjtheory project
and people involved (contributors and editorial body), providing the
opportunity to ask questions to the editors about contributions or any other
relevant subject. People can also participate by introducing examples of
communities they are familiar with and expressing their ideas on what kinds
of interaction they may like to find in a site such as vjtheory.net

For more info on the event contact Camille Baker at camille@escapeartists.ca
at 604-708-0997

==
ABOUT VJ THEORY

vjtheory.net is an online community of VJs and artists who reflect on their
work and share their ideas with others in the community. This community
actively discusses and reflects on philosophy and theory related with VJing
and realtime interaction.

The project has been running for over two years and has built up an
extensive collection of work which can help other practitioners to
critically examine their practice. Through publishing articles, interviews
and reviews, the project is able to distribute the work of the community and
organise online debates in areas which are highlighted by our contributors.

In this way we have been, increasingly, linking artists, activists and VJs
(the links are often already there) which in turn links practices such as
realtime installation, performance and political praxis.

==
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED

*VJ Theory*: Philosophy and Theory of VJing and Realtime Interaction
www.vjtheory.net <http://www.vjtheory.net>
Editors: Ana Carvalho and Brendan Byrne
Co-editors: Lara Houston and Paul Mumford

*The Escape Artists Society* (T.E.A.S.) is a small Vancouver media
performance society, putting works of media art, performance media,
music/sound art, and visual art events into predominantly unusual locations

DISCUSSION

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FW: New Forms Festival 07: Call for Proposals


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Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2006 17:08:02 -0800
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Subject: New Forms Festival 07: Call for Proposals

please forward on and/or post:

Call for Proposals: New Forms Festival 2007
The New Forms Festival is an annual cross-disciplinary festival exploring
installation, performance, music, film, and electronic arts.

The theme for NFF07 is Re