Salon or Seminar @ E:vent Gallery, London AND online

The next installment of the Salon or Seminar series of cultural debates will discuss media art.

The debate is a pre-event to the group exhibition GROUNDED, curated by artist and games theorist Axel Stockburger.

The debate will focus on the following questions: - Does media art change the understanding of the term art itself? - How is the relationship between the 'creative industries' and art reconfigured by media and digital art? - How does the location of new media and digital art affect contemporary aesthetics? - Is the term ‘media art’ still relevant in 2006?


Online Debate @ E:vent Network, from Monday 17th October 2006: We would like to invite online participation in this Salon or Seminar discussion. Please join guests Marc Garrett, Beryl Graham, Sarah Cooke in an online discussion. Contributions will be read out during the live/radio debate, taking place on the 24th of October at E:vent Gallery.


Live Debate @ E:vent Gallery, 96 Teesdale Street, London E2 6PU (5 mins walk from Bethnal Green tube) Tuesday 24th October 2006: Drinks from 6pm, debate 7-8pm

Panel: JJ Charlesworth (art critic/writer), Axel Stockburger (artist and games theorist), Sue Thomas (author of Hello World: Travels in Virtuality) Marina Vishmidt (writer, installation artist) Chaired and organised by Cecilia Wee (Rational Rec, Resonance FM)

Admission is free but all attending must reserve a space by emailing by Monday 23rd October 2006 with ‘Salon or Seminar’ as the subject header.

This debate will be recorded for broadcast on Resonance FM, London’s art radio station, on Thursday 9th November 2006, 19:00-20:00 (GMT) and is part of the Salon or Seminar series of themed cultural debates going to different art venues in London throughout 2006 and 2007.