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Frontera v.2

Sat Jul 26, 2008 00:00 - Wed Jul 09, 2008

Exhibition July 11 - July 26

Mexican artist Lilia Perez Romero presents her work Frontera v.2 concluding her stay in the Netherlands Media Art Institute. With Frontera v.2 visitors can play with their own portraits. This interactive installation consists of two main components: a video booth and a playback screen. The video booth serves as a tool with which spectators can create interactive selfportraits that are shown on the playback screen and react on movement as if they were dissociated mirror images.


Optofonica: Crosswire - in search of the synesthetic effect

Wed Jul 02, 2008 00:00 - Fri Jun 06, 2008

Optofonica: Crosswire - in search of the synesthetic effect

Exhibition: 3 - 26 juli
Opening: 2 July 18.30 uur
During opening :
19.30 hour performance Avatar Metaverse Orchestra
20.30 hour Aernoudt Jacobs

Works by: Aernoudt Jacobs, Sagi Groner, Kaffe Matthews, Telcosystems, TeZ & Janis Pönisch

The Netherlands Media Art Institute presents in collaboration with 5 days off MEDIA the exhibition and performance series Crosswire. Crosswire comprises sound installations and audiovisual environments enabling immersive and spatial sonic experiences through bodily and multi-sensory perception. Whilst the various works offer different points of access to experience sound, they all unfold their architectural or sculptural quality in the gallery. As a result, compositions become perceptible as holistic phenomena.

Crosswire is curated by Maurizio Martinucci on the basis of the Optofonica platform which is devoted to the presentation of the current state of art in synesthetic media and sound spatialization.

Performances and screening Crosswire:
2 July 19.30 hour: Avatar Metaverse Orchestra
20.30 hour: Aernoudt Jacobs
3 July 19.30 hour: Sagi Groner
4 July 19.30 hour: Telcosystems
5 July 19.30 hour: Optofonica screening
6 July 19.30 hour: Aernoudt Jacobs
20.30 hour: Francisco Lopez
Please make reservations

5 days off
2 - 6 July, Amsterdam
Paradiso, Melkweg, Heineken Music Hall, Netherlands Media Art Institute

Thanks to: Mondriaan Stichting and the Nederlands Fonds voor de Podiumkunsten, Powered by BeamSystems

5 days off is sponsored by Heineken Refreshing Sounds.

Netherlands Media Art Institute
Keizersgracht 264
1016 EV Amsterdam


Navigating the Space of the Future

Tue Apr 15, 2008 00:00 - Wed Apr 09, 2008

Navigating the Space of the Future

Netherlands Media Art Institute
April 15
Start 20.30 hour


Seminar with presentations by: Yolande Harris, David Dunn and Atau Tanaka

What does it mean to navigate? What is the importance of location specificity? What does it mean to get lost? The increasing accuracy of satellite navigation strives to eliminate the possibility of human error, but it also produces a sense of dislocation from one's immediate environment by abstracting location as the coordinates of longitude and latitude. What place is there for one's body, one's senses, one's conscious and unconscious awareness of space, if this knowledge is so apparently made redundant by GPS? What, if any, role can historical skills of navigation at sea, of observation, choice, intuition and improvisation play in navigating the spaces of the future? The symposium 'Navigating the Space of the Future' will take these questions as its starting point to see if we can find our way within the dense environment of global positioning technologies. The field is open but the practice is just starting to form itself by looking at ways to counter locative media strategies where geographical walks are organised that use the city and the street as a playing field negating the relation between space, architecture, time, body and mind. The presentations will focus on new ways of interpreting data of location and navigation by relating these directly to the physical (space) through the use of sound.

Yolande Harris - Sun Run Sun (Artist in Residence NIMk)
Sun Run Sun explores the individual experience of current location technologies through a personal experience of sound. It seeks to (re)establish a sense of personal connectedness to one's environment, and to (re)negotiate this through an investigation into old, new, future and animal navigation using sound. Sun Run Sun investigates the split between the embodied experience of location and the calculated data of position. A series of portable personal instruments “satellite sounders” developed for the residency, transform satellite data directly into a sonic composition. This composition constantly varies in response to the changing location of the player as they move through their physical environment. 'The experience of sound is internal, as a process that influences the relationship between the self and the environment. True navigation consists of a continuously coherent relationship between the two.'

David Dunn
David Dunn takes his research into the bioacoustics of bark beetles and entomogenic climate change, and on ultrasonic audio phenomena in both human and non-human environment as starting points to talk about Acoustic Ecologies. He wants to bring forth the sonic presence of these worlds for human contemplation of their inherent aesthetic beauty and to show the amazing continuity of life, with its capacity for infinite variation in audible communication. “Given the superabundance of how music as a human activity has been used, I believe that music has simultaneously been a strategy to evolve our capacity to structurally-couple with our environment through our aural perception, and a significant force for defining the boundaries of group affiliation and for the affirmation of cultural status, giving voice to an evolutionary heritage of an abundance of other coupling modes that are greater than the rational mind alone.”

Atau Tanaka
Atau Tanaka bridges the fields of media art, experimental music, and research. He creates music for sensor instruments, wireless network infrastructures, and democratized digital forms. Tanaka is best known for his performances where he uses physical gestures to articulate music and sound synthesis and real-time image transformation. For the past years, inspired by the ever-changing social, geographic, ecological, emotional context of using mobile technology for creative ends Tanaka focusses his attention towards mobile media projects. He is exploring the creative, critical and commercial potential of mobile music. “My interest is to take interactive music practice off the stage and outside the concert hall into the urban sphere. Mobile communications devices are meant to connect groups of people. Musical concerts, similarly, are situations that bring people together for a common purpose. Can we elicit commonalities to make a community-based musical process, creating a shared experience among users?” In his presentation he will pay attention to the description of the architecture of an audio-visual hard- and software framework that was developed for the realization of a series of locative media artworks, and eliciting from this, he brings afore fundamental issues and questions that can be generalized and applicable to the growing practice of locative media.

Start 20.30 h.
Entrance 3,50 (2,50 students)
Please make reservations 020 6237101

Netherlands Media Art Institute
Keizersgracht 264
1016 EV Amsterdam


Territorial Phantom

Fri Mar 28, 2008 00:00 - Thu Mar 27, 2008


Exhibition dates March 29 - May 12

Opening March 28, 5:00 p.m.

AES+F Group (RU), Yael Bartana (IL/NL), Cao Fei (CN), Yolande Harris (UK), Marine Hugonnier (F), Karen Lancel (NL), Lucas Lenglet (NL), Raqs Media Collective (IN), State of Sabotage (SoS), Artur Zmijewski (PL).

Employing a whole mix of attitudes, viewpoints and forms, the artists in Territorial Phantom respond to occupying and possessing space. In today's culture, based around claiming and possession, organizations, businesses and countries appropriate ever more space, by privatizing public space or bringing 'democracy' to countries, and where necessary eliminating opponents.

Specific zones such as a city, a mountain range, or simply a piece of paper are central to the artworks in this exhibition. Territorial Phantom is about not only physical, but also virtual and symbolic spaces. Spaces can be shaped and changed in character by political, cultural or personal interventions. In addition, places are often linked to personal and collective memory. They involve boundaries, or perhaps to put it better, thresholds, which extend beyond physical barriers or time. Territorial Phantom examines the ways in which the significance of a place changes through acts, emotions, dreams and memories. Or is it perhaps only our perspective which shifts? How do we ourselves deal with space, with occupying space, and how do we define our own position in a country and in regard to various territories?

Extra program:

April 1: Nat Muller presents: "Perfect Present Continuous": video impressions on the brink of time, geo-political space and place

April 5 and 6: Museum weekend

May 7-12: Temporary Museum Amsterdam, during Art Amsterdam

May 6: Dora Garcia: artist talk and screening of Zimmer, Gespräche, 2006, a project around the audio-visual archives of the GDR political police, or Stasi.

Open: Tuesday through Saturday and the first Sunday of the month from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Admission 2,50 (1,50 with discount), free during Museum Weekend, and admission possible with TMA pass during Temporary Museum Amsterdam

Netherlands Media Art Institute
Keizersgracht 264
1016 EV Amsterdam
T +31 (0)20 6237101


ARTIST in RESIDENCE [AiR] 2008 at the Netherlands Media Art Institute

Tue Apr 15, 2008 00:00



in brief:

*residency period from 2 to 5 months

*starting dates from June to November 2008

*location Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Netherlands Media Art Institute is pleased to announce an open call for the summer and autumn 2008 period of its Artist in Residence (AiR) programme.

The AiR programme at the Netherlands Media Art Institute aims to support the exploration and development of new work in digital/interactive/network media and technology based arts practice. The residency provides time and resources to artists in a supportive environment to facilitate the creation of new work. We encourage a cross-disciplinary, hybrid and experimental approach. This is a practice based residency designed to enable the development and/or completion of a new work. Preferably the production is based on open source software.

The overall topic for the 2008 exhibition period at the NIMk is 'Democracy'. In the light of this we particularly encourage proposals tackling societal issues and supporting the idea of active participation, free speech and debate in democratic society.
Please note that this focus is not obligatory and that other proposals are welcome, too.

The Netherlands Media Art Institute offers an open environment with technical assistance and an active advisory board which will give feedback and support in technical, conceptual and presentation issues. There is access to studio and exhibition equipment,
technical support from the Institute's staff and production help from interns. The technical staff is specialized and has good contacts with programmers of the following software, a.o.: PD/PDP, Blender, Dynebolic, Linux. We expect the artist to have knowledge and insight in the technical realisation of the concept.

It is integral to the mission of the AiR program that artists participate in presenting their work in a public form appropriate to their project. This can include gallery installations, demonstrations of research in progress, panel discussions, on-line projects, or multimedia performances, in addition to open studio events and workshops. For this reason we ask that artists include in their proposal possible examples of how they might like to present their work publicly.

At this moment the Netherlands Media Art Institute provides in travel costs. It doesn’t provide accommodation for artists living outside of Amsterdam. However, we are willing to help the search but cannot guarantee a place for living.

We prefer applications via the NIMk website, using the application form. See

For further information please contact Susanne Jaschko at

Netherlands Media Art Institute
Keizersgracht 264
1016 EV Amsterdam
T +31 (0)20 6237101