Matthias Tarasiewicz
Since 2004
Works in Wien Austria

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BIO
Matthias Tarasiewicz is project lead of "Artistic Technology Research" at the University of Applied Art in Vienna, Austria and head-of-research and curator of the "Artistic Bokeh" initiative.

He co-founded the group 5uper.net and the CODED CULTURES initiative (media arts festival and research platform). Being active as a digital bricoleur / coder, project manager, curator, researcher and technology theorist since the last millenium, he is developing experimental media prototypes and creating projects on the intersections of media, arts, technology and science. Publications: Coded Cultures (Springer, 2011); Exploring Creative Emergences (5uper.net, 2009), etc.

Deeply involved in coding and decoding (both literally and theoretically) he researches in the fields of artistic technologies, experimental documentation and technology appropriation.
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OPPORTUNITY

Making Artistic Technology: Workshop with Mario de Vega & Victor Mazón Gardoqui
 (donaufestival)


Deadline:
Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:00

Location:
Vienna, Austria

Start of the "Making Artistic Technology" series: Workshop with Mario de Vega & Victor Mazón Gardoqui
 in cooperation with Artistic Bokeh and donaufestival

In cooperation with donaufestival and Artistic Bokeh the workshop LIMEN takes place at the 21st April 2015 with Mario de Vega and Victor Mazón Gardoqui
.

LIMEN is a workshop about data traffic and wireless telecommunication. Participants will construct an analogue and portable device able to amplify electromagnetic activity produced by Bluetooth data transfer, WLAN, mobile phones, GPS, microwaves, and several other electronic devices into audible ranges.

Mario de Vega
Born in Mexico City, lives and works in Berlin and Mexico City.
Through actions, accidents, and results with a conceptual connection to acoustic perception, his work researches the value of vulnerability, fragility, and indetermination. He has performed live and exhibited his work in various platforms in Mexico, South Africa, India, Canada, Russia, Korea, Japan, United States, and all over Europe.

Victor Mazón Gardoqui

Born in Spain, lives and works in Berlin and Cantabria.
Mazón Gardoqui studied Fine Arts at the University of Basque Country, specializing in Lithography and Engraving. Since 1999 he has been involved with experimental tactics and techniques for media agitation through the use of sound, light and custom electronics. His works have been performed or exhibited in museums, galleries, billboards, urban screens and public TV/radio stations in Africa, Russia, Nepal, North America, Canada Mexico and numerous locations across Europe.

http://www.donaufestival.at/festival/workshop
http://artisticbokeh.com
http://artistictechnology.at
http://r-aw.cc/-/limen/

University of Applied Arts
Expositur Gigergasse
Wien Mitte E02 B
A-1030 Vienna, Austria


EVENT

Jai McKenzie Exhibition Opening and Runway Australian Experimental Art #26 Launch


Dates:
Fri Nov 21, 2014 19:00 - Fri Nov 21, 2014

Location:
Vienna, Austria

As part of Vienna Art Week 2014 Artistic Bokeh and Austria Australia Arts Alliance present:

Jai McKenzie: "Never Forever" (exhibition opening)
and
Runway Australian Experimental Art Issue #26

Artistic Bokeh presents the first event in Vienna of the Austria Australia Arts Alliance with the exhibition ‘Never Forever’ by Australian artist Jai Mckenzie and the launch of the latest issue of Runway Journal for Australian Experimental Art edited by Andrew Newman. The issue reflects on how knowledge is generated within artistic practice and the launch will feature a presentation by Australian artist and researcher Dr. Joshua Harle.

Jai McKenzie: "Never Forever
Never Forever’ was conceived after the artist, Jai McKenzie, visited the Nakagin Capsule Tower; a decaying building positioned in the Shimbashi district of Tokyo. Designed by Metabolist architect Kisho Kurokawa and built over just 30 days in 1972, the Capsule Tower is composed of 140 inhabitable pods designed to be continuously removed, re-arranged, and ultimately destroyed. Today, the pods are largely unoccupied and wait in varying states of decay for impending demolition.

‘Never Forever’ examines the dynamic journey of creation and destruction, the act of remembering and forgetting and the improbability of permanence in an inherently impermanent world. Various forms are eroded through light and fragmented through space. The work exists as if McKenzie sifted through the remains of the building to compile a rearrangement of objects repositioned within time, space and imagination.

Jai MacKenzie is an artist and academic based in Sydney and Berlin. She is a Lecturer in Electronic and New Media Art at the Sydney College of the Arts, Australia.

http://artisticbokeh.com/post/jai-mckenzie-runway-australian-exhibition

Runway #26: Knowledge
Launch of Runway's 26th Issue [KNOWLEDGE] edited by Andrew Newman. The issue features: Amanda Williams (NSW), Carolyn Craig (QLD), Diego Ramirez (VIC), Giselle Stanborough (NSW), Jasmine Targett (VIC), Jessica Herrington (NSW), Josh Harle (NSW), Kailana Sommer (NSW), Karolina Novak & Daniel Green (NSW), Luke Letourneau (NSW), Naomi Riddle (NSW), Samantha McKegg (NZ), Sara Morawetz (NYC), Sera Waters (SA), Siouxzi Mernagh (BERLIN), Robin Hungerford (NSW).

http://runway.org.au/



EVENT

Apertus AXIOM Open Source Cinema Lab


Dates:
Wed Sep 24, 2014 19:00 - Mon Nov 10, 2014

Location:
Vienna, Austria

Artistic Bokeh in co-operation with Apertus Open Source Cinema and Artistic Technology Research (University of Applied Arts) is presenting the exhibit Open Source Cinema Lab at quartier21 in MuseumsQuartier Vienna. On the opening date (24th september 2014, 19:00) there is the opportunity to meet up with the Apertus team, to see the Apertus AXIOM alpha camera prototype and to celebrate the current crowdfunding campaign on indiegogo.

Open Source Cinema Lab examines the emerging 'third-industrial revolution' that is occurring within the garages and workshops of enthusiasts. These enthusiasts have been coined 'makers', and are already drawing the attention of governments, with Barack Obama recently hosting a 'Maker Faire' at the Whitehouse. However, this 'maker movement' isn't only causing a technological sea change in terms of industrial manufacturing, but also a restructuring of the basic principles of the market. This is evident in particular with the Apertus Open Source Cinema project which is featured within the exhibition, and their strong ethos of openness. Apertus endorses freedom, by ensuring that they produce will be free to be used for any purpose, free to be studied, free to modify, and free to redistribute copies and copies of any modified versions to others. This freedom and openness will liberate makers, cultural producers and artists to experiment and create in hitherto unimagined ways.

Artistic Bokeh seeks to draw attention to this groundbreaking project with this exhibit and encourages the public to contribute to Apertus' crowdfunding campaign to produce the world's first publicly available open source cinema camera.

http://www.mqw.at/programm/programmdetail/apertus-axiom-open-source-cinema-lab
https://www.facebook.com/events/371876792974595
http://www.apertus.org
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/axiom-beta-the-first-open-digital-cinema-camera

ADDRESS:
ARTISTIC BOKEH
Electric Avenue
quartier 21
MuseumsQuartier
Museumsplatz 1
1070 Vienna


EVENT

/ecm discourse 18: WHO IS CALLING?


Dates:
Thu Jul 10, 2014 19:30 - Thu Jul 10, 2014

Location:
Vienna, Austria

/ecm discourse 18: WHO IS CALLING?
A conversation with Can Gülcü, Hanna Rosa Oellinger, Joshua Simon
Künstlerhaus, Erdgeschoß
10. July 2014, 19:30 Uhr

Welcome and Introduction:
Beatrice Jaschke

Moderation:
Katja Stecher
Free admission

How open are Open Calls? Are they a democratic tool or a mechanism of competition? Could we think of alternatives for them in order to develop a fair and open practice?
In the field of art and culture these supposedly open biddings are frequently used to acquire and support “young talents“. Artists are offered possibilities to participate in exhibitions, festivals, residencies and workshops or receive awards and grants. Everybody is welcome to take part – but in the end there is only one winner who is selected by a committee of experts, while the remaining proposals hardly get any attention. Upon closer inspection the Open Call proves to be a neoliberal practice that pretends to follow democratic principles.
Although the Open Call is a commonly used model in the art field it’s inherent power structures and competitive setup has hardly been reflected on. This lack makes it crucially significant for the curatorial practice to examine this mode of operation critically. We would like to reflect on and discuss this topic together with different “players“ in the art field.

PARTICIPANTS

Can Gülcü
is artistic director and manager of WIENWOCHE together with Petja Dimitrova and Radostina Patulova. It is a new cultural project that was founded in 2011 and initiates Open Calls on a regular basis (www.wienwoche.org). His artistic practice is situated between fine arts and political-participatory cultural work.

Hannah Rosa Oellinger
is part of the artist collective oellinger/rainer. Together with Alice Neusiedler they have participated in the “Open Call on Undisciplined Knowledge Production“ with their lecture performance „Die Regeln der Kunst – ein Echtzeit–Fragebogen".

Joshua Simon
is director and chief curator of MoBY – Museums of Bat Yam, Israel. In his book Neomaterialism, published in 2013, he points out the competitive structure of Open Calls and the economy surrounding them.

ORGANISATION /ecm 2012 – 2014
The post-graduate master programme /ecm – educating, curating, managing at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna is concerned with core competences in an expanded cultural field. Part of the exhibition “Out of the Box. 10 Questions about Artistic Research“ – curated by the current participants – was an “Open Call for (Lecture–) Performances on Undisciplined Knowledge Production“ which gives reason for this discussion.

http://www.thinkoutofthebox.at

Concept
Annette Leber, Katja Stecher (/ecm 2012–2014)


EVENT

Urban Knights Vienna


Dates:
Thu Jul 03, 2014 19:00 - Thu Jul 03, 2014

Location:
Vienna, Austria

Urban Knights is a programme of events, which provokes and promotes practical approaches to urban change. Established in Dublin the programme brings together people who are actively creating alternatives, which reflect or produce disruptions to our given city infrastructures, norms and perceptions.

Speakers include: Julia Wieger [AT], Hans Bernhard, UBERMORGEN.COM [AT] and Theresa Schutz [AT]

Das Packhaus, 3 July, 19hr, Marxergasse 24, Wien

Urban Knights is a programme of events, which provokes and promotes practical approaches to urban change. The programme brings together people who are actively creating alternatives, which reflect or produce disruptions to our given city infrastructures, norms and perceptions.

This first edition in Vienna will focus on new urban governance, commons, collective well-being and shared civic resources.

Biographies:

Julia Wieger [AT]
Architect, co-organiser of Vienna's Summer School for 'Spaces of Commoning' and founder of the 'Radical Practices of Collective Care'project, present views on developing cooperative care structures for citizens.

Hans Bernhard [AT]
Rethinking our approach to governance, co-founder of the internationally renowned artist group UBERMORGEN discusses radical-self experiments, including media and legal hacks as strategies for rethinking how we organise our techno-civic lives.

Theresa Schutz [AT]
Architect, co-founder of the urban arts collective 'Gehsteig-Guerrilleros' and member of the CIT Collective illustrates how the collective have been lobbying to turn Vienna's 'Gaswork Leopoldau' into an open and democratically run area for cultural development and production.

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Urban Knights is curated by Teresa Dillon. Urban Knights Vienna was made possible through the artist-in-residency programme quartier21, Vienna with Artistic Bokeh and a partnership with Paradocks, Vienna.

Further details:
http://www.urbanknights.org
http://www.polarproduce.org
http://www.artisticbokeh.com
http://www.quartier21.at
http://www.paradocks.at