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<nettime-ann> [OKNO] january program

OKNO - artist run organisation for art and mediatechnology - brussels

january program overview

:: Life is Short and Getting Shorter All the Time :: opening performance 13-01 16h installation from 13-01 to 16-01, 14h to 18h 
:: Art's Anniversary 2008 :: 17-01 20h
:: Mesh Networks Workshop preliminary info :: 21-1 to 25-1
:: Installation by Ákos Maróy and Maxigas :: 26-01 opening

:: Life is Short and Getting Shorter All the Time :: opening performance 13-01 16h installation from 13-01 to 16-01, 14h to 18h 

In this case the idea of "installation" is modified to mean a collection of instruments that can be utilized by a visitor in a way that resembles the use, as catalysts in divination, of things like cards, tea leaves, bones, sticks, coins, and so forth (and their are many versions throughout the world). 
Each enactment of this piece creates a personal mini-concert.

The devices look, and in some ways behave, something like organic life. The oscillators are fragile, but they succeed in filling the space with a complex noise. The idea behind the work is that the piece offers a type of noise that might be conducive to "auditory hallucinations", a recurring theme in Sam Ashley's work, and one of the ways he seeks to bring the mystical experience into the realm of sound art.

Sam Ashley has been a kind of modern-day witch-doctor for most of his life, researching trance over more than 40 years. Life is Short and
Getting Shorter All the Time is part of The Oracle Project, in which Sam seeks to create sound or visual art works that can genuinely support the
flow of useful information from the soul of us to our minds.

:: Art's Anniversary 2008 :: 17-01 20h

OKNO celebrates Art's 1000.045th Anniversary!

What is a birthday without a birthday song? Based on an original idea by the French artist Robert Filliou, we contribute to this year's Art's Birthday with a radio opera, connecting Bratislava, Brussels and Tokyo in a worldwide celebration.

And of course there is the installation by Sam Ashley, Life is Short and Getting Shorter all the time.

As always, birthday cake and drinks for all...

:: Mesh Networks Workshop preliminary info :: 21-1 to 25-1

Code31 organizes a wireless mesh networks workshop with Ákos Maróy and Maxigas.
The technical and artistic possibilities of wireless networks are explored, be it standalone, as a sensor network or as part of the free city-wide network reseau citoyen.
This workshop is part of the xmedk series http://xmedk.be
More info soon, also keep an eye on http://code31.lahaag.org

:: Installation by Ákos Maróy and Maxigas :: 26-01 opening

Linked to the wireless network workshop, Ákos Maróy and Maxigas present an installation with this technology.

more info soon on http://okno.be

Where ::   OKNO  (2nd floor)   Koolmijnenkaai 30/34 – Quai aux Charbonnages   Brussels 1080
How to reach ::  tram 18 and metro Graaf van Vlaanderen / Comte de Flandres
Entrance ::  free
Supported by :: the Flemish Authorities (Vlaamse Gemeenschap) and the Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie (VGC).

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