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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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

DISCUSSION

Immersive Sight Within the Third Space by Jeremy Hight


NeMe (www.neme.org) has published Jeremy Hight's text "Immersive Sight Within the Third Space: Augmentation and Spatial Interface in exhibition space"

Hight writes:

"Our field of vision is a continual, multi-tiered number crunching. Bicameral sight is always being processed , interpreted, reacted to, adjusted for focus, comparisons made. It simply is always running as an immersive, multi layered interaction of information and movement in a space.
The logical progression of virtual reality is into augmented reality with smaller lenses and data fit more discreetly and logically layered into one's natural field of vision."

Read the complete text on

http://neme.org/main/645/immersive-sight

The text is open to comments

DISCUSSION

Tele-Agency by Edward A. Shanken


NeMe has secured 2 texts by Edward A. Shanken. The first, Tele-Agency: Telematics, Telerobotics, and the Art of Meaning can now be found on:
http://neme.org/main/620/tele-agency

Excerpt: The human and political implications of agency, especially with respect to technology, demand that agency be problematized as it relates to telematics and telerobotics. By analyzing artworks that use these telecommunications technologies, it is possible to differentiate between various models of agency and suggest their epistemological and ontological implications.

http://www.neme.org

DISCUSSION

the new new


What is new about video art in the twenty-first century? This question underpins my enquiry into the new approaches and modes of practice that have changed both the ways in which recent video art has experienced a hybridisation of other influences - such as the music video clip, the computer game, and cinema - and to how this is positioned through Media Arts and elsewhere...
Complete text by Shaun Wilson on http://neme.org/main/598/the-new-new

DISCUSSION

Erkki Huhtamo texts


NeMe has managed to secure three texts by Erkki Huhtamo. The first one, Trouble at the Interface 2.0 can now be found on http://neme.org/main/591/trouble-at-the-interface-2 .