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's virtual platform 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 publishes a documentation of all NeMe activities.
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DISCUSSION

The Archival Event


Our latest text by Timothy Murray...

Cornell University's "Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art" is an archival repository and study center with a broad array of international new media art and its documentation. In 2002, I founded the Archive, which I continue to develop and curate in the Cornell Library's Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections. The Goldsen Archive profits from this Division's commitment to the public access of its materials and growing interest in digital preservation. In addition to significant holdings of internet art, anchored by the LJUBLJANA INFOS 2000 collection, which I curated with Teo Spiller, and the collection of CTHEORY Multimedia, which was produced in the Cornell Library under the curatorial direction of me and Arthur and Marilouise Kroker, the Goldsen Archive is the repository of the annual competition in New Media Art administered by National Video Resources with assistance from the Rockefeller Foundation (some fifty sets of dossiers and work samples annually), as well as the holder of perhaps the world's most extensive collection of art on CD-Rom, a collection anchored by the CD-Roms from 23 countries in the exhibition, "Contact Zones: The Art of CD-Rom," which I toured internationally from 1999-2004.

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Read the complete text on
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Comments welcome.

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DISCUSSION

Form Follows Data by Andrew Vande Moere


This paper analyzes the relationships between creative design and the field of information visualization, with a focus on historical connotations and newest developments that show great potential. Empirical evidence shows how designers often employ information visualization as a creative concept capable of significantly determining the design outcome, and vice versa, how information visualization can be enhanced by exploring interdisciplinary concepts, such as design cognition, user engagement, aesthetics and art. Several symbiotic dependencies are explained and demonstrated, including the first conceptual cyberspace and information architecture definitions. This paper will argue that information visualization should be enriched with the principles of creative design and art, to develop valuable data representations that address the emotional experience and engagement of users, instead of solely focusing on task effectiveness metrics. Finally, several interdisciplinary movements are described that show great symbiotic potential in the near future, especially in the fields of ambient information displays, informative art and location-based information awareness.

Complete text on http://neme.org/main/815/form-follows-data

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OPPORTUNITY

The Mirror Stage


Deadline:
Tue May 20, 2008 00:00

Location:
Cyprus

To accompany The Mirror Stage, NeMe plans a publcation which will include images from the participating videos as well as texts which will reflect on the state of the video medium.

This call is for texts, maximum length of 2000 words to be included in the publication.

Aim

To contribute to the ongoing discussion regarding video and its changing position in the arts and society.

Topics

The texts may focus on but not limited to the following topics:

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[*] Video art today
[*] Video genres
[*] History of video
[*] Video and the changing Technological landscape
[*] Exhibiting video
[*] Archiving video
[*] Video - from the video maker’s perspective
[*] Collecting video art
[*] Video in the age of surveillance
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A selection of the submitted texts will be published in "The Mirror Stage" and/or the neme-imca.org website or the neme.org database. Authors may submit up to 5 separate texts for consideration.

Complete call can be found on NeMe

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OPPORTUNITY

In Transition: Cultural Identities in the age of Transnational and Transcultural Flux


Deadline:
Thu Mar 20, 2008 00:00

Location:
Russian Federation

This interdisciplinary conference aims to contribute to the ongoing discussion concerning the realities, dilemmas and responses of people facing displacement or insecurity because of social, environmental and political instability, both global and local. The main objective of the conference is to contribute to the further analysis of such important issues of contemporary world as:

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[*] migration and discrimination
[*] economic, political, religious, and gender displacement
[*] the destiny of "imagined communities" of the nation-state and formation of transcultural "imagined worlds"[/list]

Established and emerging researchers in such fields of knowledge as philosophy, sociology, cultural and political studies, ethnology, geography, demography, art history, linguistics and cultural producers are welcome to apply for participation in the conference.

The conference will focus on but is not limited to the following topics:

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[*]Displacement, Diaspora and Geography.
Contemporary geopolitics and its relationship to war, environmental disasters and displacement.
Displaced space: lost paradise and the urban ghetto. Assimilation and alienation of dissolving borders.
Deterritorization and the politics of cultural difference.
[*]Transculturalism
Hybridity and Multiculturalism in the construction of identity.
Suppressed difference: the marginality of the majority in the culture industry.
Social inclusion or cultural displacement? Media networks as social structures.
[*]Appropriation of language: language as an instrument of geo-economic domination.
Semantic structure of language as a source of identification self-positioning and survival in the antagonistic geo-economic environment;
Language as a medium of violence and resistance;
"Placelessness" (Displaced Space): diminishing the boundaries of language;
[*]Reflection, Resistance and Reclamation.
Exploring spaces as creative resistance, alternative art practices and their ethical implication.
Alternative media and social networks on behalf of resistance and/or reclamation. Social networking and cultural levelling.
'Privatization' and 'consumption' as debatable strategies of the mainstream culture industry.[/list]

The Conference will include a selection of papers submitted via this call, artist's talks, a number of invited speakers including international theorists who will present keynote lectures. There will also be a series of round table discussions providing a forum for greater audience participation.

Full details and entry forms can be found on http://neme.org/main/766/in-transition-conference-call

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OPPORTUNITY

The Mirror Stage


Deadline:
Wed Feb 20, 2008 00:00

Location:
Cyprus

Call for Videos

NeMe and Lanitis Foundation are collaborating for the organisation of The Mirror Stage, an international event to take place at the Lanitis Foundation, Limassol, Cyprus on 17-28 September 2008.

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(The mirror stage) illustrates the conflictual nature of the dual relationship [between the Ego and the body

Jacques Lacan

The stage is a mirror for all of human experience.

Hung Hung

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The Mirror Stage is the deliberately ambiguous title and starting point for this event which aims to explore the condition of contemporary art-video production, both technically and conceptually.

The exhibition will focus on:

[list][*]the dual nature of video as a documentary medium and as tool for creative expression.
[*]its inherent conflictual relationship between its body (to record) and its ego (to create)[/list]

The event will examine the question of video integrity and authorship in an age of deceptive and ambivalent mass media coverage.
We will favour experimental videos using narrative and non-narrative contexts.

NeMe is currently accepting video submissions as follows:

[list][*]maximum duration: 15 minutes
[*]Submission formats: .mov, .avi, .mpg2, miniDV (PAL)
[*]submissions deadline: 20 February 2008
[*]Please read the complete call and requirements on http://neme.org/main/734/the-mirror-stage-videos[/list]

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