Fwd: ANAT Media Release::Media State Program Announced

From: Jen Brazier <[email protected]>
Date: Feb 9, 2006 10:26 PM
Subject: ANAT Media Release::Media State Program Announced
To: Marisa <[email protected]>


MEDIA RELEASE
For immediate release: 10 Feb 2006


MEDIA STATE

The Australian Network for Art and Technology is proud to present Media
State, a series of media art exhibitions, events, forums and workshops,
which explore the connection between, and intervention of, media arts in
our lives.

[www.anat.org.au/projects/mediastate]

[Media States Forum]
An in-depth investigation of Media Arts intervention into public debates
and spaces - focusing thematically on projects, perspectives and networks
that intersect urban, regional and biological arenas. Media artists work
in public through mobile phone artwork, guerilla style projections,
bio-art performances, architecturally embedded sound bytes and video in
transportation nodes. Supporting these practices is a tapestry of Media
Arts residential networking projects in the Asia Pacific region. Speakers
include Alison Carroll, Deborah Kelly, Roger Malina, and Steve Kurtz.

[Hard Copy]
Hard Copy is a professional, strategic workshop on publishing the
outcomes of, and criticism about, interdisciplinary creative art
practices. Hardcopy is facilitated by Roger Malina, Executive Editor of
Leonardo Publications. Participants include key organsiations such as the
Fibreculture Network, MC Journal, RealTime, Australia Council for the
Arts, Australian Research Council, Smart Internet Technology CRC, and
Creativity and Cognition Studios. ANAT invite professionals in art
criticism and interdisciplinary creative work to join the discussion. Pre
registration is essential.

[Mobile Journeys]
Mobile Journeys is an exhibition of art made for mobile phones, which
will both inspire you and challenge the way you think about and use your
phone. These portable artworks are created by eight of Australia's best
known and emerging artists: Ian Andrews, Rebecca Cannon, Chris Fulham,
Tina Gonsalves, Ian Haig, Shane Ingram, Megan Heyward and Mark Simpson.
Their videos, games and wallpapers will be available for free
distribution to your mp3 players, PDAs, and mobile phones. Bring your
mobile - forget your wallet!

[Partner Projects]
ANAT's Media State program has been developed in partnership with the
Adelaide Bank Festival of Arts 2006, to showcase large-scale, engaging
and unique media arts projects and events. ANAT supported projects are: