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The Electromagnetic Bride - conference
V2_Institute for the Unstable Media
in collaboration with Goethe Institut Rotterdam

Saturday May 6th, 10.00 - 17.00 (Central European Summer Time GMT+2)

The Electromagnetic Bride examines the contemporary relationships in the perception and actions of the human body and the global electromagnetic environment. Taking its cues from an intersection in the work of Nikola Tesla and conceptual contemporaries including Marcel Duchamp, Konrad Zuse and Robert Barry, the conference will examine how these relationships link the histories of electronic technological innovation to the context of current artistic practice.

Horst Zuse (Berlin) on The Origins of the Computer
Nina Czegledy (Toronto) on On Tesla and Bio-Electromagnetism
David Tomas (Toronto) on Conceptual Art and the Body's Invisible Matrix
Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag (Berlin) on his 'sonArc::ion' project
Æ (Montreal) on Abstract Realism
Usman Haque (London) on Ethereal Projects
Christa Sommerer (Vienna) on Experiencing Aspects of Nanotechnology Through Interactive Art

introduced and moderated by Stephen Kovats, V2_Institute for the Unstable Media

Registration: please contact <vera {AT} v2.nl> <mailto:vera {AT} v2.nl>
The Electromagnetic Bride will be streamed live via <www.v2.nl <http://www.v2.nl>>

Goethe-Institut Rotterdam
Westersingel 9
3014 GM Rotterdam
**31 (0)10 209 2090

The Electromagnetic Bride conference takes place in conjunction with the exhibition:

Electromagnetic Bodies: Aether, Desire and Resonance in Art and Technology
Opening Thursday May 4th, 2006
20.30 at TENT.CBK and 22.30 at V2_Rotterdam

Referring to the pioneering work of Nikola Tesla (1856 – 1943), Electromagnetic Bodies: Aether, Desire and Resonance in Art and Technology explores the notions of being and desire in a society determined by our bodily immersion within an ubiquitous and omnipresent electromagnetic realm.

Featuring electronic, interactive and acoustic artworks by Ælab, Jean-Pierre Aubé, Craig Baldwin, Matheusz Herczka, Simone Jones, Marie-Jeanne Musiol, Carsten Nicolai, Paulette Phillips, Catherine Richards, Jocelyn Robert, Daan Roosegaarde David Tomas, Edwin van der Heideand Norman T. White, with commissioned works premiering by Michiel van Bakel with Bill Spinhoven,and Marnix de Nijs.

Exhibition runs daily except Mondays May 4th - June 4th 11.00 - 18.00 at TENT.CBK and V2_Institute for the Unstable Media
Guided tours are available through <vera {AT} v2.nl> <mailto:vera {AT} v2.nl> by advance reservation.

The project is supported financially by the Mondriaan Foundation, the Stichting CBK Rotterdam, The Canada Council for the Arts, The Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, TheFilmfonds Amsterdam, and the Canadian Dept. of Foreign Affaires. Electromagnetic Bodies: Aether, Desire and Resonance in Art and Technologyis based on the Resonance: Electromagnetic Bodies international touring exhibition initiated and curated by Nina Czegledy and Louise Provencher in Canada, and co-curated by Stephen Kovats and Willie Stehouwen in Rotterdam.


TENT. Centrum Beeldende Kunst
Witte de Withstraat 50
3012 BR Rotterdam
tel **31 (0)10 413 5498
www.tentplaza.nl <http://www.tentplaza.nl>

V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media
Eendrachtsstraat 10
3012 XL Rotterdam
**31 (0)10 206 7272
www.v2.nl <http://www.v2.nl>

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