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

Call: In Transition Russia 2008


Deadline:
Mon Oct 15, 2007 03:32

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/

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EVENT

IDEODROME 2007: Invisible Spaces


Dates:
Sat Nov 03, 2007 00:00 - Fri Oct 12, 2007

IDEODROME 2007: Invisible Spaces

IDEODROME 2007 presents seven digital videos by Cypriot artists with the concept "Invisible Spaces".

The participants: Konstantia Sofokleous, Ioakim Mylonas, Yiannis Colakides, Yiannos Economou, Helene Black, Nicos Synnos and Adonis Florides.

These videos have been created exclusively for IDEODROME 2007 and will be presented as a 30 minute event continuously looping on a large screen on the sea-front at the end of the pier (next to the old Limassol harbour, Cyprus).

IDEODROME 2007 is an event initiated by Adonis Florides and is a continuation of IDEODROME 2006 which took place last December. It is a NeMe project presented by IMCA.

The event is sponsored by the Cultural Services of the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture , Limassol Municipality and the Co-operative Bank of Limassol. Media Sponsor: Kanali 6

Event date: 3 November 2007, 5pm until midnight.

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OPPORTUNITY

Media Arts for the ICA Web Site


Deadline:
Wed Oct 24, 2007 00:00

The ICA is launching a call for submissions of web-based Media artworks to be shown on the ICA website: submissions are currently open until 24 Oct.

To complement our existing Live and Media Arts programme, we are looking for work that is innovative, either in technique or ideas. The work we are looking for doesn’t necessarily have to be ‘interactive’, but it must be work that engages with the user.

Submissions are open to anyone who wants to show a piece of web-based work that they are proud of or that exemplifies their skills as an artist. It should be a relatively recent or new piece of work that hasn’t yet been launched or shown on an institutional or gallery website.

More info can be found on

http://neme.org/main/700/media-arts-for-the-ica-web-site


DISCUSSION

Hot to Bot


Following our publication of "Tele-Agency: Telematics, Telerobotics, and the Art of Meaning" by Edward A. Shanken four months ago on
http://neme.org/main/620/tele-agency
we are pleased to announce a second text by the same author: "Hot to Bot:Pygmalion's Lust, the Maharal's Fear, and the Cyborg Future of Art".

Shanken writes:

"The idea that non-living matter could be used to invoke, influence, and emulate living beings is probably as old as human life itself. Over thousands of years this concept has become deeply ingrained in the human imagination as a locus of desires and fears about the future; and about the role of art and technology in forming it. In reviewing some of this history, I shall focus on, for lack of a better term, the moral of the story; in other words, what prevailing attitudes towards robots and other surrogate beings at a certain place and time tell us about the values of that culture. This background sets the stage for a similar consideration of robots with regard to contemporary morals, mythologies, and values, as they relate to the production of robots and artificial life forms by artists. Norman White has written that, "For me, Art comes alive only when it provides a framework for asking questions." The intersecting histories of art and automata offer a fertile context for people like White to frame interesting questions and make art come alive - and come alive in a sense that arguably extends beyond the merely metaphorical. Moreover, I believe that the sorts of questions that artists ask about surrogate beings offer particularly valuable insights into contemporary perceptions of the human condition vis-a-vis the cyborgian condition of our artificial siblings, and the increasingly hybrid conditions of what social critics from Katherine Hayles to Marilyn Manson have termed the posthuman."

The complete text can be found on http://neme.org/main/689/hot-to-bot

As always, texts are open to commenting.

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DISCUSSION

Shaken hands with statues...


NeMe has secured 3 texts by Erkki Huhtamo

We have published the first one on 27 Feb 2007 and today we are pleased to publish: "Shaken hands with statues...": On Art, Interactivity and Tactility.

Excerpt:
"I have secretly caressed paintings in museums, shaken hands with statues..." This line from asong called "The Tourist" recently caught my attention. Is this an expression of projected affection? The confession of a madman? An account of innocent touristic pranks familiar fromtravel snapshots? Or is it a deliberate subversion of received codes of behavior with - perhaps - ideological implications? As it turns out, the protagonist of "The Tourist" is a loner, "a man lost inhis hometown." Touching paintings and sculptures is a compensation for the lack of a human touch that he has been searching for "in wrong places." Touching the untouchable, crossing theline, avoiding the public eye. Our experiences in public spaces often include the temptation to 'exceed the limits,' at least for a passing moment. Such actions often involve the hand. I have met'normal' people - including artists - who occasionally practice shoplifting. Not for profit or the need for anything - the stolen object is something insignificant, like a piece of gum. For suchpeople the act of shoplifting is more like a sleight-of-hand that challenges the limits of the permissible. It is also a test of one's agility and "guts," bringing to mind the lonely endeavors ofRobert Bresson's Pickpocket (1959). More determined challenges are the "para-legal" arts of street graphics and graffiti that often spring from alienation. They represent the need to "makeone's mark" and to assert one's presence while remaining anonymous, a shadow figure. Posting notes or spraying tags is linked with tearing down, covering, replacing. These acts are part of anunfinished/able urban semioclasm, a palimpsest taking place anywhere where bills are posted and bare walls - potential surfaces to be filled - are available.

Complete text on:

http://neme.org/main/662/shaken-hands-with-statues