Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou
Works in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

BIO
Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou
BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting, MA Fine Art: Drawing, PhD Site Specific Digital Art

London-based artist, researcher, writer, editor, critic, educator (b. Athens, 1979). Pioneering types and processes of digital site-specific art and drawing have been the outcomes of her research leadership of international research projects since 2000. Her work has advanced a wider discourse on digital visualisation systems and virtual environments in site-specific, digital media art and architecture, through inventing methodologies for mapping the invisible inter-passages between virtual and actual architectural spaces within new types of site-specific virtual environments. She has created new relationships between art, architecture, philosophy, computer science and virtual reality. Her expertise expands into the relationship between symbolic logic, Boolean set operations, algebraic, geometrical processes, VR, built architecture and cosmology. Her qualifications include an AHRC-funded practice-based PhD in digital site-specific art (Oct. 2002 – Mar. 2006, University of Surrey/Wimbledon College of Art, London), AHRC-funded MA Fine Art : Drawing (2002, WCA), BA (Hons) in Fine Art Painting (2001, WCA), Foundation Diploma in Fine Art : Painting (1998, Chelsea College of Art & Design, University of the Arts London) and a CLTAD certificate in Higher Education teaching.

Eugenia lectures at the MA Architecture & Digital Media, University of Westminster and has been a visiting critic for MA Architecture & Urbanism, Architectural Association School of Architecture, London. Notably, her work was presented in the 53rd & 50th Venice Biennale, Tate Britain 2003, ISEA 2010-2, London Festival of Architecture/Cultural Olympiad 2012, ABC: MTL 2012-3 (Canadian Centre for Architecture), Marks in Space: Drawing & Sculptural Form exhibition, Usher Gallery, Lincoln, 2004 (with Cornelia Parker, Liam Gillick and others), the 10th Anniversary of New York Digital Salon, MARCEL, Centre for Interactive Network Arts launch and development (WCA), The Mall Galleries, Gallery K, University College London and ING Barings, London, and many others.

Major prizes include Gold Medals & Awards of Excellence in Fine Art by the Greek Government and Chelsea College of Art & Design (1990-1998). Eugenia has been interviewed by the international press (LGR, etc.). Her work is cited and featured in doctoral theses, books, archives and journals such as Intute and Digicult, as well as those of the University of the Arts London, Architectural Association, London, Sandberg Instituut, Netherlands and others. Her works are included in private, institutional collections and major academic libraries worldwide.
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DISCUSSION

Mapping Uncertainty at ISEA 2011 Istanbul


Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou was one of the international Reviewers for ISEA2011 Istanbul, and delivered her lecture Mapping Uncertainty as part of the Mapping & The User Experience paper session of the ISEA2011 Istanbul Conference.

ISEA2011 Istanbul

The 17th edition of the International Symposium on Electronic Art - the leading world conference and exhibition event for art, media and technology – took place in Istanbul from 14 to 21 September 2011. The Symposium was the outcome of the synergy that was developed between the Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the Sabanci University of Istanbul. Moreover, the ISEA2011 Istanbul exhibition Uncontainable was an official Parallel Event of the Istanbul Biennale.

ISEA 2011 Istanbul Conference was the academic core of the Symposium and took place mainly at the prestigious Sabanci Center’s towers situated at Levent, the rapidly developing and expanding business district of Istanbul. The ISEA2011 Istanbul Conference hosted more than 450 paper presentations, over 70 panels and 60 workshops that were complemented by fora, networking, meetings and special events. All submissions were selected and reviewed by an international jury of professionals and academics from various disciplinary backgrounds. Sean Cubitt, Roman Verostko, Oliver Grau, William Uricchio, Jay Bolter, Sara Diamond, Christiane Paul and Terrence Masson contributed as keynote speakers. The Conference comprised of a rich variety of topics including mapping, user experience and space; perfection, error and the sublime; art and activism in the digital age; interdisciplinary teaching and new media arts; algorithmic art; robotics; sound; bacteria art; consumption; augmented reality; hacking, and many others. The combination of presenters, the themes and the structure of presentations inspired rigorous discussions on emerging issues, inspired new ideas and potential, while facilitating the development of new collaborations and partnerships.

Mapping & the User Experience was one of the paper sessions of the ISEA2011 Istanbul Conference and took place on 19th September 2011 at Sabanci Center. The issue of mapping was one of the most important emerging topics that dominated several paper sessions and workshops such as Mapping the City and Urban Identity, Mapping and the Subject as Body, Mapping as Walking as Learning to See in the Digital Age as well as exhibitions and events dealing not only with space and architecture but also with a rich variety of other emerging fields, discourses, inter-disciplinary types of international research and practice. The importance of mapping is recognised and highlighted as a challenging integral part of spatial practice and research across digital and electronic media arts, hard sciences and the humanities.

For more information: http://www.isea2011.sabanciuniv.edu/content/mapping-and-user-experience


DISCUSSION

Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou's articles in Digimag (Digicult)


Art and architecture: investigation at the boundaries of space - Digimag 52

Chora platonica and digital matrix - Digimag 55

Isea 2010 ruhr. unfolding space - Digimag 57

Interruptive site-specificity in contemporary digital art - Digimag 59

"tracing" infra-spaces: complicated beginnings & elliptical ends - Digimag 60

"tracing" infra-spaces. complicated beginnings & elliptical ends - Digimag 61

Urban transcripts 2010. over the skin of the city - Digimag 62

Revealing interstitial spaces. part 1 - Digimag 63

Revealing interstitial spaces. part 2 - Digimag 64

Revealing interstitial spaces. part 3 - Digimag 65

Operative transformations. part 1 - Digimag 66

Operative transformations. part 2 - Digimag 67

Isea 2011 Istanbul: A report. Art at the Crossroads - Digimag 68

Archive of articles:
http://www.digicult.it/en/Archive/EugeniaFratzeskou.asp [EN]
http://www.digicult.it/Archive/EugeniaFratzeskou.asp [IT]

Visit http://www.sarcha.gr/ViewAssociate.aspx?associateID=134 for more research updates.

DIGICULT is an Italian platform created to spread digital art and culture worldwide. It focuses on the impact of new technologies and modern sciences on art design culture and contemporary society. DIGICULT is the editor of the magazine DIGIMAG which focuses on cultural and artistic issues e.g. art & science software art design etc.

Please visit www.digicult.it & www.digicult.it/digimag for more information

EVENT

URBAN TRANSCRIPTS 2010


Dates:
Thu Dec 16, 2010 00:00 - Wed Dec 15, 2010

Location:
Greece

Urban Transcripts 2010
Athens, urban (r)evolution through individual spontaneity in the absence of planning


Combing film, photography, design text and interactive installation, the Urban Transcripts 2010 exhibition composes an alternative contemporary narrative of the city of Athens. The exhibition will be hosted at the Booze Cooperativa gallery in Athens from the 16th and till the 26th of December.

Urban Transcripts
Urban Transcripts is an experimental project initiated in 2010 by kollektiva.net as a series of annual exhibitions, talks and events focused on cities and urban development. Urban Transcripts aims to bring together a multidisciplinary spectrum of projects, from photography to architecture, from research work to performance art, composing a unique narrative of a city every year; to create an open public dialogue inviting city-zens to be part of a collective and interactive event. The primary object of Urban Transcripts is to pursue an understanding of cities and their development by (re)discovering some of the exceptional oddities and alternative visions that make every city so different to every other.

Theme of Urban Transcripts 2010
From a small provincial town of no more than 10.000 people in the 1830s, Athens has transformed and reinvented itself into one of the greatest and most densely urbanised territories in Europe, home to an estimated 5.000.000 people. This process has mainly been driven by an accumulation of non-planned individual and spontaneous interventions rather than institutional planning policies; more often than not, planning followed what had already been rather than determined what would follow. The contemporary urban environment of Athens evolved through a disobedience to hierarchy and regulation and a celebration of the individual ego over collective consensus; the frenetic (r)evolution of Athens through a multitude of spontaneous individual interventions. Urban Transcripts 2010 encourages
participants to liberally appropriate this theme and expects projects from a wide range of disciplines to express original perspectives from different points of view. Using the city of Athens as a field of investigation, creativity and inspiration, projects engage in a critical and creative way with the theme and the problematics it evokes.

Projects selected for this year's Urban Transcripts event:

Drawing the unplanned city (drawing)
by Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou

"Novel": Fantas(ma)tic sections (photographic narration)
by Maria Michou & Ioannis Mitropoulos

Anti-death recipes (short film)
by Vaggelis Kalogerakis

Urban Fragments (short film)
by ArchiIV+ (Eleni Boumpari, Theodore Dounas, Natalia Iliadi, Sofia Xanthopoulou, Apostolis Zacharakis)

Athens, the city of senses (interactive installation)
by Maria Sfaellou

Athens Spaltung (urban design)
by Fabiano Micocci

Walls Speak (short film)
by Evdokia Koraki & Cathrine Blin

The perception of the city through TV series (research article)
by Angeliki Zervou

Space - Stop (design)
by Alexia Karakassis & Marina Antsaklis

For more information please visit:

http://www.urbantranscripts.org
http://www.boozecooperativa.com/?lang=gr&l=3
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/event.php?eid=170729162948097&index=1


DISCUSSION

NEW PUBLICATIONS


New research publications by Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou, on new types of practice and research in contemporary digital site-specific art and drawing:

1. Visualising Boolean Set Operations: Real & Virtual Boundaries in Contemporary Site-specific Art, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2009 (ISBN-10: 383833051X, ISBN-13: 978-3838330518)

2. Operative Intersections: Between Site-Specific Drawing and Spatial Digital Diagramming, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010 (ISBN-10: 3838351932, ISBN-13: 978-3838351933)

3. New Types of Drawing in Fine Art: The Role of Fluidity in the Creation Process, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010 (ISBN-10: 3838348389, ISBN-13: 978-3838348384)

The publications are available worldwide. They can be ordered through Amazon, WHSmith & others.

More details on the publications & the author:
http://www.sarcha.gr/ViewAssociateDocuments.aspx?associateID=134

Contact: eugenfratz@yahoo.com


OPPORTUNITY

JOURNAL OF FINE & STUDIO ART


Deadline:
Fri Dec 31, 2010 00:00

JOURNAL OF FINE AND STUDIO ART

CALL FOR PAPERS - O N G O I N G


Journal of Fine and Studio Art (JFSA) is an open access journal that provides rapid publication of articles in all areas of the subject.

The Journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance & excellence. All articles published in JFSA will be peer-reviewed.

The types of paper that are accepted are:
- Regular articles
- Short Communications
- Reviews

The Journal of Fine and Studio Art will be published monthly (one volume per year) by Academic Journals.

Editor: Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou
International Editorial Board: Dr. Edward Peter Kelly, Dr. Jonathan Zilberg, Dr. Julian Voss-Andreae, Dr. Luís Loures, Rob Harle.

Call for Papers: http://www.academicjournals.org/JFSA/Call%20for%20Paper.htm