Marieke Istha
Since the beginning
Works in Amsterdam Netherlands

Discussions (31) Opportunities (11) Events (16) Jobs (1)
DISCUSSION

Monitoring Media Art Preservation


NEWSLETTER 2005/1

Monitoring Media Art Preservation

(English only)

For years the Danish Video Art Data Bank provided us with e-news about the =
international video art world and preservation. Now this initiative will ha=
ve to stop and the European video and media art community could need a new =
provider. It was this realization that prompted the setup of the Netherland=
s Media Art Institutes plans. From January 2005 on the Netherlands Institut=
e for Media Art will publish her Media Art Preservation Resources on her we=
bsite www.montevideo.nl <http://www.montevideo.nl/> . New media art preserv=
ation research, visited events, publications and presentations will be publ=
ished as an online newsletter. As a tribute to Torben Soborgs Video Art e=
-monitor we will call this service Monitoring Media Art Preservation.

Monitoring Media Art Preservation is the online newsletter on preservation =
of the Netherlands Media Art Institute and offers 4 times a year informatio=
n and news about ongoing research, presentations and publications dealing w=
ith video and media art preservation. The newsletter will be in English onl=
y.

Subscribe/ Unsubscribe: <mailto:preservation@montevideo.nl> preservation@m=
ontevideo.nl

Editor: Gaby Wijers <mailto:gaby@montevideo.nl> gaby@montevideo.nl

INCCA Preservation and Presentation of Installation Art project

As of June 1, 2004, the Preservation and Presentation of Installation Art p=
roject, initiated by the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage, is of=
ficially under way. This research project into the management and conservat=
ion of installations is taking place within the framework of the EU's Cultu=
re 2000 program.

The rapid obsolescence of media technologies, interactivity and, for instan=
ce, the site specific character of many installations are a challenge for p=
revailing views about long-term conservation, documentation and presentatio=
n. Thirty complex installations (many multimedia) are being set up, investi=
gated and documented in the project. By sharing their experience the partne=
rs are working together in developing guidelines for conservation, re-insta=
llation and documentation of installation art. <http://www.incca.org/> htt=
p://www.incca.org

Presentation PACKED

Wednesday February 9 Markies building, Markiesstraat Brussels, Belgium.

PACKED stands for: Platform for the Archiving and Preservation of Artistic =
Creations on Electronic or Digital Bearers. PACKED is an initiative by the =
Flemish museums Smak and Muhka along with argos, centre for audiovisual art=
s. The full report of PACKED shall be presented in Brussels a Dutch version=
of the report will be made available online in February 2005.

9 February 2005,

The preservation platform is targeted, among other things, towards the exch=
ange and compilation of expertise and information on preservation and archi=
ving, collection building and the public disclosure of audiovisual creation=
s, as well discussions on the subject and the development of short-term pol=
icy preparation. <http://www.packed.be/> http://www.packed.be

Media Art Preservation Conference

Preservation or Documentation? Conservation or Digital Distribution

Media art works represent some of the most compelling and significant artis=
tic creations of our time. Because of their short live, technical, or other=
wise variable natures and because of the variability and rapid obsolescence=
of the media formats, they also present significant obstacles to accurate =
documentation, access, and preservation. Without strategies for preservatio=
n many of these vital works will be lost to future generations.

February 14 2005 the Netherlands Media Art Institutes will offer the specia=
lists in this field the opportunity to get a state of the art overview on t=
he conservation and documentation of media art by presenting prominent inte=
rnational speakers and projects.

<http://www.montevideo.nl/en/index_agenda.php?cat=o&id=106> http://www=
.montevideo.nl/en/index_agenda.php?cat=o&id=106>

Netherlands Media Art Institute
Montevideo/Time Based Arts
Keizersgracht 264
1016 EV Amsterdam
T 020 6237101
F 020 6244423
istha@montevideo.nl
www.montevideo.nl <http://www.montevideo.nl/>

////

Wonderwall Exhibition from February 12 through 26 - Opening: SATURDAY, Feb=
ruary 12, at 5:00 p.m.

Woody Vasulka improvises - Tuesday, February 15 - Start 8:30 p.m. - Entranc=
e 3,50 / 2,50
Reservations info@montevideo.nl / 020 6237101

DISCUSSION

Call for proposals Artist in Residence Netherlands Media Art Institute


Call for proposals: Artist in Residence
Netherlands Media Art Institute
DEADLINE PROPOSALS NEXT PERIOD November 1, 2004

Starting in 2002, the media lab at the Netherlands Media Art Institute is offering artists from The Netherlands and other countries the possibility of carrying out investigations in three areas:
*Streaming media
*Wireless applications
*3D applications
Artistic concept, innovation and cooperation are to be central in these investigations. Preference will be given to research which makes use of "open source" and that develops "tools" which will be available for further use. Investigations that have an interdisciplinary character will also receive preference. The artists will be working together with Dutch universities and academies in the research.

Facilities
An Artist in Residence will have at his/her disposal
*Technical facilities, including assistance
*Working budget
*Housing
Technical specialists advise the participating artists during research, experiments and production.

Results
The outcome of the research will be presented in an appropriate manner, through exhibitions, discussions, seminars, publications and workshops.

Applications
Applications will be evaluated on the basis of a research proposal with a work plan, which must include a formulation of the problem, and a description of the resources needed (technical and facilities) and the result. The artist should also submit a comprehensive biography, with documentation on his/her previous projects. The final round of the selection process will be based on an interview. The duration of the work will depend on the research proposal, but should run an average of three to six months.

APPLICATION FORM
Is to be found on <http://www.montevideo.nl/en/index.htm> under Research/AIR

For more information:
Gaby Wijers, Artlab
gaby@montevideo.nl <mailto:gaby@montevideo.nl>

Netherlands Media Art Institute
Montevideo/Time Based Arts
Keizersgracht 264
1016 EV Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T +31 (0)20 6237101
F +31 (0)20 6244423
info@montevideo.nl
www.montevideo.nl

DISCUSSION

upcoming exhibition: Channel Zero


The Netherlands Media Art Institute presents the exhibition:

Channel Zero<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:=
office:office" />

28 August - 23 October 2004

Opening 27 August 17.00 - 19.00 uur

Participating Artists: Sergei Bugaev Afrika (RU), Maja Bajevic ( F/BA), Mar=
c Bijl (NL), Heather Burnett (UK), Ritsaert Ten Cate (NL), Nikos Charalambi=
dis (CY), David Claerbout (B), Christophe Draeger (CH), Rainer Ganahl (A), =
Kendell Geers (SA), Kostas Ioannides (GR), Katarzyna Kozyra (PL), Boris Mi=
khailov (RU), Elahe Massumi (IR), Personal Cinema (International), Francesc=
o Simeti (I), Eliezer Sonnenschein (IL), Lina Theodorou (GR), Palle Torsson=
(S), Simone Zaugg (CH)

Curator: Katerina Gregos (GR)

We live within a culture marked by violence, both real and simulated. In th=
e society of the spectacle where the image exercises an all-pervasive power=
and everything tends to be reduced to mere representation, images of viole=
nce have become commonplace, yet another product for consumption.

In the wake of the recent war in Iraq, the international 'war against terro=
rism' and the continuing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, this culture of viol=
ence seems to be heightened. As a result, it appears we increasingly exist =
in a state of (almost) constant alert; post-1989 euphoria and optimism have=
given way to cynicism, pessimism and the return of fear as a very real iss=
ue. Invisible walls of terror, ignorance and hate have replaced the walls o=
f the cold war. Within this expanding culture of violence, the relationship=
between fact and fiction has been conflated, as it is often difficult to d=
istinguish between the two. Real life events involving explicit violence ha=
ve become the basis of a perverse sort of entertainment in television and t=
he entertainment industry; on the other hand, news casting and journalism h=
ave become increasingly formulaic, sensational and less 'neutral' and 'obje=
ctive'. The barrage and repetition of a specific kind of media-related viol=
ent imagery in many cases causes detachment and indifference. The fact is, =
that calamity (of any kind) remains largely ungraspable and un-representabl=
e as we, the audience, increasingly experience the world through the filter=
of the media.

The artists participating in Channel Zero make art that responds to the cul=
ture of violence that surrounds us and explore representations of violence =
in the media, entertainment industry or society in general to analyze, unde=
rmine, deconstruct or simply critique them. They examine the social, politi=
cal, and cultural as well as the personal aspects of violence through film,=
video, photography, digital media and the Internet. In many ways, this is =
an exhibition about media using new media.

However, apart from being fixated with images of violence and catastrophe C=
hannel Zero will also aim to offer a redemptive alternative, which reflects=
the ever-increasing desire for a culture of peace and a critique of war-mo=
ngering. Through their works, the comment on, counter, and transform the co=
nventions of the mass media which frequently objectifies violence. Sifting =
through the often-deceptive images created by the media, they point to the =
heavily mediated perceptual field of the representation of violence and off=
er alternative readings of them.

For more information / Images: Marieke Istha (Communication)

+31 (0)20 6237101 / istha@montevideo.nl

Exhibition open: Tuesday - Saturday and the first Sunday of the month 1:00 =
- 6:00 pm

Entrance 2,50 (1,50 with discount)

Netherlands Media Art Institute
Montevideo/Time Based Arts
Keizersgracht 264
1016 EV Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T +31 20 6237101
F +31 20 6244423
istha@montevideo.nl
www.montevideo.nl

DISCUSSION

CALL FOR PROPOSALS ARTIST IN RESIDENCE


<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:offi=
ce" />

CALL FOR PROPOSALS Artist in Residence

DEADLINE JULY 1

Starting in 2002, the media lab at the Nethetlands Media Art Institute is o=
ffering artists from The Netherlands and other countries the possibility of=
carrying out investigations in three areas:

*Streaming media
*Wireless applications
*3D applications

Artistic concept, innovation and cooperation are to be central in these inv=
estigations. Preference will be given to research which makes use of "open =
source" and that develops "tools" which will be available for further use. =
Investigations that have an interdisciplinary character will also receive p=
reference. The artists will be working together with Dutch universities and=
academies in the research.

Facilities

An Artist in Residence will have at his/her disposal

*Technical facilities, including assistance
*Working budget
*Housing

Technical specialists advise the participating artists during research, ex=
periments and production.

Results

The outcome of the research will be presented in an appropriate manner, thr=
ough exhibitions, discussions, seminars, publications and workshops.

Applications

Applications will be evaluated twice a year by an internal committee. This =
will be done on the basis of a research proposal with a work plan, which mu=
st include a formulation of the problem, and a description of the resources=
needed (technical and facilities) and the result. The artist should also s=
ubmit a comprehensive biography, with documentation on his/her previous pro=
jects. The final round of the selection process will be based on an intervi=
ew. The duration of the work will depend on the research proposal, but shou=
ld run an average of three to six months.

DEADLINE PROPOSALS NEXT PERIOD JULY 1, 2004

For more information:Gaby Wijers, Artlab, gaby@montevideo.nl

Netherlands Media Art Institute
Montevideo/Time Based Arts
Keizersgracht 264
NL 1016 EV Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T +31 (0)20 6237101
F +31(0)20 6244423
E info@montevideo.nl
http://www.montevideo.nl <http://www.montevideo.nl/>

DISCUSSION

spring_alpha


spring_alpha<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:=
office:office" />

social software system by Simon Yuill

drawings by Chad McCail

Opening 8 April 17.00 - 19.00 hour

Exhibition April 9 - June 6

Presentation and Discussion Tuesday April 13, 2004 , 20.30 - 22.30 hour

The Scottish artist Simon Yuill developed the first phase of spring_alpha d=
uring his Artist in Residence from January 12th till April 12th 2004 at the=
Netherlands Media Art Institute. spring_alpha is an exploration of softwar=
e and social governance in relation to Free Software and Open Source practi=
ce. The project combines the development of an open software system along w=
ith workshop events that seek to broaden Free Software and Open Source deve=
lopment principles into areas outside of programming.

The software system is a networked game/simulation environment based on Cha=
d McCail's drawing "Spring" and the series "Evolution is Not Over Yet". The=
se narrate the attempts of a small, urban community to create its own "utop=
ian" society. This narrative is used as a metaphor for the real-world issue=
s that the project explores and a focus around which workshop ideas can dev=
elop. The software system serves as a "sketch pad" for testing out ideas fo=
r alternative forms of social practice at both the "narrative" level, in te=
rms of the game story, and at a "code" level, in terms of working with the =
actual data and communication structures that support the game. spring_alph=
a explores, and critiques, parallels between the role of computer code in g=
overning software systems and legal systems in governing human societies.=

http://www.spring-alpha.org <http://www.spring-alpha.org/>

Exhibition:

The project will be presented including the original drawing "Spring" and t=
he series "Evolution is Not Over Yet" by Chad McCail.

Presentation and discussion:

Simon Yuill (Glasgow), media artist, together with Matthew Fuller (Amsterda=
m), media theorist and artist, Francis McKee (Glasgow), media theorist and =
curator and Chad McCail (Edinburgh), artist will discuss the next topics:=

- The relationship of Open Source/Free Software practice to 'traditional' a=
rt and critical practice

- The relationship of Open Source to broader social

- The relationship between software and social systems

Entrance 3,50 / 2,50 reservations info@montevideo.nl

<mailto:gaby@montevideo.nl>

Netherlands Media Art Institute
Montevideo/Time Based Arts
Keizersgracht 264
1016 EV Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T +31 20 6237101
F +31 20 6244423
info <mailto:info@montevideo.nl> @montevideo.nl
www.montevideo.nl