NeMe
Since the beginning
Works in Limassol Cyprus

BIO
NeMe is a non profit, non government, Cyprus registered cultural organisation founded in November 2004. NeMe works on two platforms - a virtual and an itinerant one - and focuses on contemporary theories and their intersection with the arts.

NeMe's itinerant platform, the "IMCA" (Independent Museum of Contemporary Art) presents NeMe projects which include, exhibitions, performances, new media events, symposia and archives. The form of the IMCA is determined as a practice or process by the nature of each project with the notion of the exhibition "space" being constantly revised and redefined.

NeMe resides in two sites:

* http://www.neme.org
* http://neme-imca.org

http://www.neme.org provides a service by publishing critical texts and filtered cultural information which includes arts news, calls as well as providing a forum for public discussion. http://neme-imca.org documents of all NeMe off and on line activities.
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OPPORTUNITY

Manifesta 6 School, Call for applications


Deadline:
Thu Jan 12, 2006 00:47

The Manifesta 6 School is the central project of Manifesta 6, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, which will take place in Nicosia from 23 September to 17 December 2006. The School is both the site and the content of the Biennial, and is its sole activity. Conceived and developed by the curators of Manifesta 6, Mai Abu ElDahab, Anton Vidokle and Florian Waldvogel, the School will offer three thematic transdisciplinary departments comprising lecture series, publications, screenings, performances, exhibitions, radio and TV programmes, workshops and other activities.

DEPARTMENT I

Influenced by a broad range of critical thinkers including Arundhati Roy, Noam Chomsky and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, and inspiring cultural producers as diverse as Laibach, Eyal Weizman, Jerome Bel and Jacques Tati, this department will look at agency and modes of participation within the cultural field on the socio-political scale. It will address the mechanisms employed by power structures such as public institutions, academia, media and corporations, and examine architecture as a significant ideological force. Within this framework, the department advances creative production as a means of individual and social empowerment.

DEPARTMENT II

The topics of this department include: 'What's Left?'—why and how advanced culture aligns itself with the politics of progress; 'Poetics of Circulation', which considers the ethical/aesthetic value of inserting poetics and subjectivity into the classical Marxist equation; and 'Recording Nothing', an inquiry into how contemporary artistic and literary works that refer to documents can reveal the withdrawal of what we think is still there after a surpassing disaster. The advisors for this department include: Liam Gillick, Boris Groys, Walid Raad, Martha Rosler, Jalal Toufic and Tirdad Zolghadr.

DEPARTMENT III

This department focuses on knowledge production by looking at the methods by which new meanings are produced and disseminated, and at the social and economic transformations induced by movement, both literal and metaphorical. It will look specifically at Cyprus as a case study of complex political reality and location. It will address the bipolarity of nature and nurture within the context of contemporary society in relation to new technologies and examine the language of science as a defining social force in understanding contemporary life on both the individual and social level.

The deadline for the application is 1 March 2006, and the invited participants will be notified by 30 March 2006. There is no fee for participation in the School but participants are responsible for their own living expenses. In some cases, financial support may be available. Check the Manifesta 6 website regularly for updates. Please note that all aspects of the Manifesta 6 School program are subject to change without notice. Manifesta 6 is organised by Nicosia for Art Ltd., member of the Nicosia Municipality, and the International Foundation Manifesta. Manifesta, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art is initiated and co-produced by the International Foundation Manifesta, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Download the application form from

http://neme.org/main/304/manifesta-6-school-2006call


DISCUSSION

Articles by Stelarc and Belinda Barnet at NeMe


Following the first Stelarc article NeMe published on 7 Nov 2005
"FROM ZOMBIE TO CYBORG BODIES - Extra Ear, Exoskeleton and Avatars" on
http://neme.org/main/250/from-zombie-to-cyborg
we have now published his remaining two articles submitted to us:
"Suspended Bodies - Uncertain, Anxious and Obsolete" on
http://neme.org/main/251/suspended-bodies
and "Prosthetic Head: Intelligence, Awareness and Agency" on
http://neme.org/main/252/prosthetic-head

Also now available is Belinda Barnet's
"The Erasure of Technology in Cultural Critique" on
http://neme.org/main/259/erasure-of-technology-in-cultural-critique

http://neme.org focuses on arts calls, news and critical articles.

DISCUSSION

Stelarc articles


Our site neme.org has secured 3 texts by Stelarc which we will be publishing on line in the next 10 days. The first one, FROM ZOMBIE TO CYBORG BODIES - Extra Ear, Exoskeleton and Avatars" is already on line on http://neme.org/main/250/from-zombie-to-cyborg

Stelarc joins our list of writers we already published which includes Simon Sheikh, Peter Lambert Wilson, Charles Esche, Michael Haerdter, Richard Barbrook, Lev Manovich, Steve Dietz, Paul Vanouse and Nikos Papastergiadis.

neme.org focuses on arts calls, news and critical articles.

DISCUSSION

Open letter to Manifesta


The race for the Green Line as a cultural commodity has begun.

(Respons to Manifesta's new year greetings ecard with an image of UN controlled Nicosia airport situated within the Cyprus green line.)

Most of us in Cyprus understand that this division, a legacy which many of us have inherited, confronts us with the residues of an un-welcomed conflict, a time both past and present, of a socio-political madness. 'Wishing you all the best for 2005' offered by International Foundation Manifesta imprinted in a moment of nostalgic indulgence upon an image representing this unresolved political and physical division is an act of colonialist madness disguised as cultural liberalism, a liberalism which is willing to submerge and consume the sensitive dynamics of a place in favour of the international cultural object. The "green line" unfortunately still exists as an open wound for all Cypriots. Artists and curators must exercise both sensitivity and caution when using either its imagery or physicality so not to dislocate the space from its inherent political and social urgency and merely exploit it as "cultural capital" for the purpose of self-valorisation.

But then again...

"What difference does it make to create ten happy islands in a world where everything keeps functioning just like before? In this way the institution is not being attacked. Madness is being recuperated, encapsulated by the system and loses its function to subversive activity."

(Asylum - to dwell in Strangeness by R.D.Laing quoting Dr David Cooper)

Responses welcome on http://hblack.net/hblack/index.php?id

DISCUSSION

manifesta ecard


(ecard sent by International Foundation Manifesta showing the UN
controlled Nicosia airport situated in the buffer zone, inaccessible to
all Cypriot citizens since 1974. Nicosia will host Manifesta 06)

THE RACE FOR THE GREEN LINE AS A CULTURAL COMMODITY HAS BEGUN...