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

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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OPPORTUNITY

In Transition Russia 2008


Deadline:
Thu Dec 20, 2007 00:00

Location:
Russian Federation

NeMe is currently seeking submissions to be included in the project "In Transition Russia 2008" which is an international interdisciplinary exhibition and conference dedicated to making visible and creating dialogue about displacement as a result of war, globalization, and socio-economic, religious, race, gender and class tensions. It will take place at the National Centres of Contemporary Art, Yekaterinburg and Moscow, Russian Federation between 16th October and 22nd December 2008.

This exhibition is a continuation of the project initiated by Helene Black and Sheila Pinkel, "In Transition Cyprus 2006" which took place in Limassol, Cyprus in October 2006. It included the work of 87 artists from 31 countries and incorporated an opening series of lectures during the exhibition geared at creating consciousness and dialogue about global displacement. Documentation of this exhibition including some catalogue texts have also been posted on http://neme-imca.org.

"In Transition Russia 2008" is a NeMe project presented by the Independent Museum of Contemporary Art (IMCA) in collaboration with the National Centres of Contemporary Art (NCCA), Yekaterinburg and Moscow, The Academy of Contemporary Art and the Ural State Gorky University (USU), Yekaterinburg.

Deadline: 20 December 2007
Exhibition dates: 16/10/2008 - 22/12/2008
Exhibition Venues: Municipal Centre for Contemporary Art, Yekaterinburg and NCCA Moscow, Russia
Submission form: http://neme-imca.org/category/in-transition-russia-2008/


DISCUSSION

new italian law?


The text below is by Beppe Grillo published on
http://www.beppegrillo.it/eng/2007/10/the_leviprodi_law_and_the_end.html
and discusses a proposed Italian law affecting site owners.

Thought that it may be of interest to the Rhizome community.

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Ricardo Franco Levi, Prodi's right hand man, undersecretary to the President of the Council, has written the text to put a stopper in the mouth of the Internet. The draft law was approved by the Council of Ministers on 12 October. No Minister dissociated themselves from it. On gagging information, very quietly, these are all in agreement.
The Levi-Prodi law lays out that anyone with a blog or a website has to register it with the ROC, a register of the Communications Authority, produce certificates, pay a tax, even if they provide information without any intention to make money.
Blogs are being born every second, anyone can start one without a problem and they can write their thoughts, publish photos and videos.
In fact, the route proposed by Levi limits access to the Internet.
What young person is going to submit to all these hoops to do a blog?
the Levi-Prodi law obliges anyone who has a website or a blog to get a publishing company and to have a journalist who is on the register of professionals as the responsible director.
99% would close down.
The lucky 1% still surviving on the Internet according to the Levi-Prodi law would have to respond in the case of the lack of control on defamatory content in accordance with articles 57 and 57 bis of the penal code. Basically almost sure to be in prison.
The draft Levi-Prodi law has to be approved by Parliament. When Levi was asked what would happen to Beppe Grillo's blog, he replied with perfect Prodian-bottom-protecting words: "It's not up to he government to establish that. It'll be for the Communications Authority to indicate with regulations, which people and which companies will have to register. And the regulations will arrive only after the law has been discussed and approved by the Lower House."
Prodi and Levi take cover behind Parliament and the Beppe Grillo Communications Authority, but it's them, and the Ministers who were present at the Council of Ministers who are responsible.
If the law gets passed, it'll be the end of the Internet in Italy.

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OPPORTUNITY

EMAF 2008 call


Deadline:
Sat Oct 20, 2007 10:43

EUROPEAN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL OSNABRUCK

The motto of the 2008 festival is IDENTITY, reflected in film programmes, lectures and specials. Positioning by the media and artistic self-definitions will be pursued; individual, social and global identities in a rapidly changing world will be explored and queried according to subjective and scientific localisations.

The EMAF is one of the most influential forums of international Media Art. As a meeting point for artists, curators, lenders, gallery owners and an audience of specialists, the festival has had a great impact on the topic and aesthetics of Media Art. Each year the festival offers its visitors a current overview of experimental films, installations, performances, digital formats and hybrid forms, ranging from personal and political subjects or formal experiments to provocative statements.

At the festival an international jury will present the EMAF Award for a trend-setting work in Media Art and the Dialogpreis of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the promotion of intercultural exchange. Furthermore, the jury of the German Federal Association of Film Journalists will award the prize for the best German experimental film.

nore on
http://neme.org/main/721/emaf-2008