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EVENT

Mediakunst 2.0


Dates:
Thu Apr 24, 2008 00:00 - Mon Apr 07, 2008

Location:
Belgium

KASKlezing+: Mediakunst 2.0

with Geert Lovink and Mark Amerika

Kunstensite vzw and Courtisane festival present the mini-symposium "Mediakunst 2.0" with Geert Lovink and Mark Amerika focusing on the changing shape and repositioning of media-art in the age of Web 2.0.

In a string of fast paced mini-lectures and presentations, Amerika and Lovink will explore some of the recent tendencies within both the field of media-art as well as popular digital culture. They will attempt to maneuver through the hype and trends emanating from these emerging fields while taking into account broader cultural and historical perspectives. The discussion will also attempt to locate the connections between recent phenomena such as the 90s net art movement and contemporary web 2.0 culture, club-culture VJing and and live audiovisual performance art, and the interface of webdesign and media-art.

Session 1: the 'net.art' movement in a historical perspective (Amerika)
Session 2: media-art today (Lovink)
Session 3: fictional narratives in media-art (Amerika)
Session 4: web-design vs. media-art (Lovink)
Session 5: net.art VJ - cyberpsychogeography and digital flux persona (Amerika)
Session 6: media-art and Avant-Pop (debate Amerika - Lovink)

Geert Lovink is a Dutch-Australian media theorist and internet critic. He studied political science in Amsterdam and received his PhD from the University of Melbourne. He has been involved in the cultural politics of internet since the early nineties. He is the co-founder of projects such as the Digital City, Nettime, Fibreculture and Incommunicado. In 2002 MIT Press published two of his books, Dark Fiber and Uncanny Networks. Since then other books appeared such as My First Recession (2003) and The Principle of Notworking (2005). In 2004 he moved from Brisbane to Amsterdam to found the Institute of Network Cultures. He is research professor at School of Interactive Media (University of Applied Sciences) and associate professor in the new media program at the humanities mediastudies department of the University of Amsterdam. In 2005-2006 he was a fellow at the Berlin Institute for Advanced Study where he finished his third study on critical internet culture for Routledge New York entitled Zero Comments. Currently, together with the US political scientist Jodi Dean, he is writing a book for Polity Press called Blog Theory.

http://www.networkcultures.org

Mark Amerika has exhibited his work in many venues including the Whitney Biennial, the ICA in London, the Walker Art Center, and the Denver Art Museum. He has had four early career retrospectives including the first-ever net art retrospective in 2001 at the ACA Media Arts Plaza in Tokyo, Japan ("Avant-Pop: The Stories of Mark Amerika [an Internet art retrospective]"). Both retrospectives covered the years 1993-2001. In 2004, he had two follow-up retrospectives, one at Ciberart Bilbao in Spain, and one at the Festival International de Linguagem Eletronica at the Gallerie do SESI in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

A cult novelist, media theorist, web publisher, and VJ artist who has performed internationally, Amerika is the author of many books including his recently published collection of artist writings entitled META/DATA: A Digital Poetics (The MIT Press). He has also directed a series of feature length foreign films scheduled to be released in various formats as part of a new body of work entitled the Foreign Film Series. Amerika, who as the founder of the Alt-X Network [altx.com] is publisher of the electronic book review, is a Professor of Art and Art History at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

http://www.markamerika.com

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Admission: 2,5 €

Free: for KASK-students and ticket-holders of the Courtisane Festival.

Visitors of the symposium get free acces to the 'Update II' digital art exhibition at Zebrastraat curated by Peter Weibel and Stef Van Bellingen and Isolde Debuck, in collaboration with ZKM.
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'KASKlezing+: Mediakunst 2.0' is an initiative of vzw KunstenSite.

Thanks to:

KASK
Faculty for Fine Arts, University College Ghent
http://www.kask.be

Courtisane
Festival for short film, video and new media
http://www.courtisane.be

Stichting Liedts-Meesen
http://www.zebrastraat.be

Cimatics
Brussels International Platform for Live Audio-Visual Art
http://www.cimatics.com


EVENT

Cimatics Festival


Dates:
Thu Nov 22, 2007 00:00 - Thu Nov 08, 2007

Location:
Belgium

Cimatics presents the fifth edition of the Cimatics\AV\07\Festival.

Cimatics\07AV\Festival, festival for live audiovisual art & vj'ing in Brussels, offers 4 days full of audiovisual performances, concerts and installations. In a strange mix of clubbing and performance, it gives an extensive overview of what’s taking place at the crossroads of music, media-art, cinema or design: live AV.

It's a Happening. Ignoring the borders of diverse disciplines, the festival combines sound and visuals, mixing art with pop into a celebration of electronic culture. With its focus on live AV, the festival and each performance, can be seen as a true reconfiguration of contemporary culture. So buckle up, and see what this is all about.

The festival kicks off on Wednesday 21st November with a special opening of the AV City program. In the tunnel next to the Recyclart (Huidevettersstraat - rue des Tanneurs, 1000 Brussel) we present "Adaptateur 6x6" (GER). It's an installation by u-matic, Telematique and LFT that will be transformed or "switched on" into an audiovisual performance with live music by Errorsmith.

Here's an overview of the festival program, be sure to check the website for further news, additions and general gossip about the festival! We hope to see you at Cimatics\07AV\Festival.

Kind regards,
Cimatics team

Please visit href="http://www.cimaticsfestival.com ">www.cimaticsfestival.com for more info & tickets.


EVENT

Cimatics masterclass Live A/V: CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS


Dates:
Fri Sep 28, 2007 00:00 - Fri Sep 28, 2007

Deadline 10.10.07

Cimatics, Brussels International Platform for Live A/V, presents a Masterclass Live Audiovisual Art, within the framework of the studio-program Experimental Media-art provided by the VAF (Flanders Audiovisual Fund).

12 internationally renowned and specifically chosen artists and theoreticians from within the field of Live A/V engage to conduct these workshops (Floris Vanhoof / Billy Roisz /Marius Watz / Jerry Galle / Eavesdropper / VJ Theory / Boris Debackere / LAb[au] / Mark Amerika)

Cimatics is looking for 10 participants for these workshops and addresses young artists from within the fields of visual arts, music, media arts or performance arts.

The Masterclass exists of several workshops in which the different aspects of the phenomenon Live A/V will be highlighted. Technical initiation, content contextualisation and specific hands-on experiments will be the key elements of these workshops.

The Masterclass takes place at different locations in Brussels between November 2007 and May 2008 (Beursschouwburg, Pianofabriek, Mediaruimte, iMal)

Visit blog http://cimatics-masterclass.blogspot.com for more info & regulations.

With the support of www.vaf.be Flanders Audiovisual Fund