sachiko hayashi
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Works in Falerum Sweden

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works primarily with net art and video. Her works consistently aim at integrating use of technology and aesthetic/conceptual/social discourses. more info at www.e-garde.net
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EVENT

The Augmented Plateau: Art and Virtual Worlds in HUMlab 2007-2013


Dates:
Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:00 - Wed Mar 12, 2014

Location:
Umeå, Sweden

Please join us in looking back on 7 years of artist in residency in Second Life:

The Augmented Plateau: Art and Virtual Worlds in HUMlab 2007-2013

20 February - 12 March 2014 @ HUMlab-X, the Arts Campus at Umeå University, Sweden
Opening Hours: Monday - Friday, Noon - 4pm
(21 and 24 February, 10 March Closed)
Opening: 14 February between Noon - 5pm

HUMlab is a humanities-led, interdisciplinary digital lab at Umeå University in Sweden. For the last seven years, HUMlab has given support to Second Life artists by hosting their works on SL HUMlab Island for constructions as well as organising exhibitions at HUMlab's Real-Life multimedia venue.

In 2007-08 Humlab hosted on its Second Life sim Goodwind Seiling's "N00sphere Playground" for the Virtual Moves exhibition at the National Gallery in Copenhagen. Later, it further supported Avatar Orchestra Metaverse for their constructions and premier performances of "XAANADRuul" and "The Heart of Tones" before providing a home for the Yoshikaze "Up-In-The-Air" virtual artist residency programme in 2010. Since then, HUMlab has been a host for nine Second Life artists in Yoshikaze artist residency as well as one artist talk by Kristine Schomaker on her project "My Life as an Avatar." Another outcome of HUMlab's engagement for the advancement of virtual worlds and art was their assistance in bringing an ambitious mixed-reality project by Goodwind Seiling to fruition. The project "Experimentation #1" was based on the use of Kinect to control avatar movements and would have been unable to be realised without HUMlab's support.

The work conducted in HUMlab and Yoshikaze by virtual world artists and creators has led to a number of academic publications and conference presentations and also resulted in two self-published artist books.

This year between 20 February and 12 March, HUMlab and Yoshikaze proudly present a group exhibition with all the artists who have been involved in shaping HUMlab's engagement in supporting SL artists and their art. This include, besides those mentioned above, Alan Sondheim, Juria Yoshikawa, Garrett Lynch, Selavy Oh, Katerina Karoussos, Fau Ferdinand, Pyewacket Kazyanenko, Oberon Onmura, Alpha Auer, Maya Paris, Eupalinos Ugajin and SaveMe Oh. We would also like to acknowledge the following SL artists for this show: Machinimatographers Marx Catteneo, Mab MacMoragh, Steve Millar, and Evo Szuyuan, as well as Puppeteer Jo Ellsmere. The exhibition takes place at the newly acquired HUMlab-X at the Art Campus of Umeå University.

We, who have been working with this project for seven years, would like to thank all the participants. Thanks are also due to the HUMlab technicians, poster makers, and HUMlab director Patrik Svensson.

Sachiko Hayashi (Yoshikaze Curator)
James Barrett (SL HUMlab Sim Manager)
Carl-Erik Engqvist (RL HUMlab Artistic Leader)
February 2014


EVENT

Hz #18


Dates:
Thu May 09, 2013 14:05 - Sat Mar 15, 2014

Hz #18
www.hz-journal.org

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FREQ_OUT 8 - 4250 CUBIC METRES AND 48 HOURS OF SOUND
by CARL MICHAEL VON HAUSSWOLFF
freq_out is a sound installation consisting of 12 individual sound works, made on site, and amplified to act as a single, generative sound space. Starting with the first freq_out event in 2003 and now having reached the 8th version at Moderna Museet in Stockholm and the 9th at Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, freq_out engages 12 participating artists in a museum environment. Each artist is assigned to a particular range of frequency, and all the resulting compositions are joined and mixed together in the space by von Hausswolff to create a specific soundscape

THE VIOLIN, THE RIVER, AND ME: ARTISTIC RESEARCH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EPISTEMOLOGY IN BALANCING STRING AND DEVIL'S WATER 1, TWO RECENT ENVIRONMENTAL SOUND PROJECTS
by BENNETT HOGG
Soundscape composition and acoustic ecology, despite significantly contributing to contemporary culture, often remain organised by the codes of concert listening. This instantiates distance, inherent to the aesthetic, but antithetical to ecosystemic and/or auditory perception. The paper reflects upon improvisation with the natural environment, moving towards an alternative, participative, and personal environmental sound practice.

PERSPECTIVE, TEXTURE, DENSITY AND MOTION: AESTHETICS AND THE ART OF AUDIO FIELD RECORDING
by STEVEN M. MILLER
"The four primary qualities or characteristics I listen for in making engaging field recordings are: perspective, texture, density, and motion." Sound artist Steven M. Miller discusses and elaborates on four essential elements in the aesthetics of audio field recording/phonography, whose qualitative aspects reward focused, intensive listening.

CREATIVITY IN ALGORITHMIC MUSIC
by EVAN X. MERZ
The issue of creativity in algorithmic music is reviewed in this essay, which focuses on three perspectives offered by three groups of composers. It investigates how their works relate to the model of creativity proposed by Margaret Boden and further examines the ways in which these composers' attitudes toward creativity are embodied in their algorithms.

THE PARAMETRIC COURANTE
by GUANG ZHU
This article describes Guang Zhu's exploratory research and experiments conducted on the cardioid equation, in order to inspire the creative use and interdisciplinary assessment of parametric functions. It also attempts to articulate the first stage of integrating media art, mathematical visualization, and the history of geometry in her project.

DONKEY BRIDGES: ON THE CREATIVE AND TECHNICAL PROCESS BEHIND "ESELSBRÜCKE
by CRISTIAN VOGEL
Eselsbrücke is a collection of 10 pieces of computer music, composed and recorded in Berlin over a period of 6 months. This essay about the compositional process aims to document some of the technical and creative challenges which shaped the music. The story touches on the responsibility inherent in decision making, on the complications of additive dimensions and the interfacing between non-sonic forms and musical significance.

DOT, A VIDEOGAME WITH NO WINNER
by HENRIQUE ROSCOE
Dot, a videogame with no winner is an audiovisual performance with synchronized sounds and images, played by a 'game console' built and programmed by HOL. In this article, its complete process of creation for the performance is discussed, showing the artistic concept, aesthetics and generative techniques used by the artist.

TRAPPED TO REVEAL - ON WEBCAM MEDIATED COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION
by ANNIE ABRAHAMS
By the use of video, performance as well as the Internet, Abrahams questions the possibilities and the limits of communication and investigates its modes under networked conditions. In this essay, she explains her thoughts behind her webcam performance practice, which, "besides being a tool to experiment with machine mediated collaboration and communication, …also reveal[s] ordinary, vulnerable and messy aspect of human communication."

THE IMAGINARY SCREAM
by ROBERT WILLIM
"I dreamt about a work I will never make." An experimental essay by Robert Willim which raises questions about conceptuality and tangibility in art.

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Hz is published by Fylkingen in Stockholm. Established in 1933, Fylkingen has through the years made major contributions to introducing yet-to-be-established art forms in Sweden. For more information, please visit: http://www.hz-journal.org/n4/hultberg.html


OPPORTUNITY

Call for Articles


Deadline:
Sun Mar 31, 2013 00:00

Online journal Hz (www.hz-journal.org) is looking for articles on New Media, Sound Art, Electro-Acoustic Music, Virtual World/Machinima and Social Media. We accept earlier published and unpublished articles in English. Please send your submissions to hz-journal@telia.com

Deadline: 31 March, 2013

Hz is published by the non-profit organisation Fylkingen in Stockholm. Established in 1933, Fylkingen has been known for introducing yet-to-be-established art forms throughout its history. Nam June Paik, Stockhausen, Cage, Stelarc, etc. have all been introduced to the Swedish audience through Fylkingen. Its members consist of leading composers, musicians, sound artists, dancers, performance artists and video artists in Sweden. For more information on Fylkingen, please visit http://www.fylkingen.se/about or http://www.hz-journal.org/n4/hultberg.html


EVENT

Yoshikaze presents TOPOPHONIA: Four Realizations in Sound


Dates:
Mon Feb 18, 2013 00:00 - Fri Feb 22, 2013

Location:
Umeå, Sweden

Yoshikaze "Up-In-The-Air" Second Life Residency presents

TOPOPHONIA: Four Realizations in Sound
Nine Rooms by Oberon Onmura
Listen ... by Alpha Auer
Bank Job by Maya Paris
Jazz on Bones by Eupalinos Ugajin

18 - 22 February 2012 @ HUMlab, Umeå University, Sweden
Opening Hours: 8am - 4pm
Opening: 18 February between 1pm- 4pm

"You will find four completely different pieces, four totally different visions of what that initial concept suggested. To me, the fact that our four versions are so different is tremendously exciting. It is further proof that the artist's mind is unlimited in its ability to make sense of the world, and to convey that sense to others."
(Review of "Topophonia" by Quan Lavender http://quanlavender.blogspot.de/2013/01/immersion-in-sounds-topophonia.html)

Between 15 October 2012 - 31 January 2013, Oberon Onmura held the residency at Yoshikaze as our artist-in-residence on HUMlab Island in Second Life, during which time he has completed a unique project entitled "Topophonia," involving three other SL artists in addition to completing his own artwork.

"The principal concept of 'Topophonia' is the notion of bringing together a group of artists' to create artworks around a common concept. ….I was less interested in any sort of collaboration than in seeing how (or whether) other artists could understand and work from an artistic framework that I personally found interesting in creating a new piece….whether their resulting artworks in any way mirrored or complemented my own. So not a collaboration; rather, an experiment to test whether an artistic idea is share-able, and to see the result of each artist independently operating on that idea in his or her unique fashion." (Oberon Onmura)

By basing its starting point on sound to guide the visitors, his chosen artists, Alpha Auer, Maya Paris and Eupalinos Ugajin, have each created an independent installation. Together with Oberon's own work they comprise "Topophonia: Four Realization in Sound."

Yoshikaze is very pleased to present "Topophonia" at RL HUMlab, Umeå University, between 18-22 February 2012. Four machinimas filmed beautifully by Marx Catteneo will be shown on our screens alongside with four computer stations with avatars who will take the visitors to their inworld installations.

In conjunction to this RL show, Yoshikaze Studio will be open to the public. We welcome you at http://www.slurl.com/secondlife/HUMlab/99/194/25 to experience "Topophonia" from your own location.

Oberon's artist statement of the project can be read on our blog at http://yoshikaze.blogspot.com/2013/02/oberon-16-artist-statement.html; about Oberon's artists at http://yoshikaze.blogspot.com/2013/01/oberon-9.html ; reviews at http://yoshikaze.blogspot.com/2013/01/here-are-some-blog-posts-about.html

Curated by Goodwind Seiling/Sachiko Hayashi in collaboration with HUMlab.

Yoshikaze "Up-in-the-Air" Residency (www.slurl.com/secondlife/HUMlab/95/215/351) is a Second Life residency programme run by Sachiko Hayashi together with RL HUMlab art director Carl-Erik Engqvist, Umeå University, Sweden. For inquiries, please contact: goodwind.seiling@gmail.com.

Yoshikaze is funded and hosted by HUMlab, Umeå University, Sweden.

Yoshikaze blog: http://yoshikaze.blogspot.com
Yoshikaze vimeo: http://vimeo.com/yoshikaze


EVENT

VISION, EXTENDED STRINGS AND DIFFUSION


Dates:
Fri Oct 12, 2012 00:00 - Fri Oct 12, 2012

Location:
Stockholm, Sweden

An evening of audio-visual experience: MASH in collaboration with Gary Smith (UK/Italy) and Peter Lundén (Sweden)

MASH has been experimenting with audio-visual in various forms since 1991. On 12 October, MASH will collaborate with Gary Smith and Peter Lundén for the first time at Fylkingen, Stockholm. The performance will consist of Electric Guitar sounds, Electronics, Live Video using Nintendo Wii Remote Controller and Kinect Sensor, and Sound Diffusion.

Gary Smith (Guitar, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Smith_(guitarist) ) is an experimental guitarist from UK who is known for his special extended techniques on guitar. In addition to his numerous CDs, he has collaborated with Shoji Hano, Rhys Chatham, John Stevens, etc. in live settings.

Peter Lundén (Sound Diffusion, http://www.mic.stim.se/avd/mic/prod/micv6.nsf/docsbycodename/soekresultat?opendocument&fraga=Peter+LUND%C3%89N) is an EAM composer and researcher of 3D sounds. He has been active at the Interactive Institute in Stockholm and his sound landscape "Sonic Doors" was presented at Expo 2000 in Hanover.

MASH (http://www.i-mash.net/) consists of Magnus Alexanderson (EAM composer & experimental guitarist) and Sachiko Hayashi (visual artist).

Venue: Fylkingen, Münchenbryggeriet, Torkel Knutssonsgatan 2, Stockholm. Nearest Tube Station: Mariatorget
Date: 12th October, 2012
Time: 7:30 pm (door opens at 7pm)
Admission: 80 SEK