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Table of Contents:

   Activist Security Conference - Draft Call-out                                   
     secure {AT} resist.ca                                                                

   V2_: two programs during IFFR                                                   
     Marjolein Berger <marjolein {AT} v2.nl>                                              

   After Globalisation: A Return to Marx? (Paris Feb. 27/28)                       
     "geert lovink" <geert {AT} xs4all.nl>                                                

   Geography and the Politics of Mobility, Vienna                                  
     <ewen {AT} altern.org>                                                               

   [NET.JAM] season to share                                                       
     eyescratch(TM) <eyescratch {AT} share.dj>                                            

   invite to typographic tree artist talk at watermans                             
     "niki gomez" <niki {AT} watermans.org.uk> (by way of richard barbrook)               

   Someone To Watch Over Me |  Opening Sat. January 11, 21.00h                     
     "SMART Project Space" <info {AT} smartprojectspace.net>                              

   =?iso-8859-1?Q?Filmvorf=FChrung?= in =?iso-8859-1?Q?K=F6ln?=, Bonn,  Frankfurt, 
     Schnittraum =?iso-8859-1?Q?K=F6ln?= <info {AT} schnittraum.de>                       

   Internet Research 4.0: Broadening the Band (Toronto, Oct 2003)                  
     "geert lovink" <geert {AT} xs4all.nl>                                                

    STEIM concert announcement                                                     
     nezvanova {AT} yahoogroups.com                                                       

   Master Class on Urban Intervention by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer                      
     Ars Electronica Center <announce {AT} aec.at>                                        



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Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2003 13:46:10 -0800
From: secure {AT} resist.ca
Subject: Activist Security Conference - Draft Call-out

ACTIVIST SECURITY CONFERENCE - DRAFT CALL-OUT:

The Resist! Collective in Vancouver, BC is putting out this draft
conference call to gather interested parties and supporters together to
plan an Activist Security Conference for May, 2003.

What we would like you to do is read the preliminary ideas we have put
together (with help from friends from other organizations), and let us
know if you are interested in helping us organize this conference,
speaking at it, providing training or anything else. We are also
looking for progressive groups to endorse, or co-sponsor this event.

We will be setting up an organizing mailing list this week, and having
our first face-to-face meeting of local organizers to discuss local
logistics. Please let us know if you are interested in organizing
locally or just interested in helping to shape the conference and
develop curricula via the email list. Individuals who wish to be on the
mailing list must be vouched for by an organization or individual who
is familiar to us in order to cut down on disruption attempts by
outside parties. Please email secure {AT} resist.ca if you wish to be added
to the mailing list or have suggestions, ideas, or comments.

The Resist! Collective is committed to organizing the local logistics
of such a conference but we need YOU! to make the content of such an
event. Please respond to this soon so we can start to organize with as
many people involved as possible.

WHAT: Activist Security - A Conference (to be given a better name
shortly)

WHEN: May 9-11th, 2003

WHERE: Vancouver, British Columbia

WHO: Security trainers (tech and non-tech), system administrators,
legal collectives, copwatch and anti-police brutality groups, and
activists interested in training and getting trained in these areas.

WHY: As far as we know, there has never been an activist conference
focussing on security for our movements. In the past two years, our
world has rapidly changed for the worse, and security issues have
become more important to activist communities as the long arm of the
state continues to grow. An activist security conference would provide
an opportunity for progressive security trainers, and activists from
across North America to meet and skill-share as well as discuss issues
and ideas on these themes.

POTENTIAL STRUCTURE: We see that there are three very strong areas that
we would like to develop workshops, discussions, training and skill
sharing around:

        * TECHNOLOGY: Secure system-administration, Communications security,
	Electronics, Encryption, Viruses & Attacks, Echelon & Carnivore, Bugs and taps etc.

        * ACTIVIST TRAINING: User-end security. How to communicate securely,
        security culture, securing our communities (copwatch etc),
        law-enforcement bodies and operations.

        * LEGAL: The Patriot Act (US) and Bill C-36 (Canada) and other relevant legal       	
	changes, how evolving laws are affecting activism, the world post-911 and our rights, 
	the pros and cons of court challenges, Homeland Security and Total Information 
	Awareness.

This is *not* an exhaustive list of topics, but simply a place to start
the discussions of the conference from. Please help us by letting us
know what workshop/skillshare you would be interested in doing and what
resources you need to be able to do it.

SOME LOGISTICAL ISSUES: It is unlikely we will be able to do much
fundraising to put this conference together but we will try. If you
know of any potential funding sources, please put us in touch.
Generally we will try to do this on the cheap, asking for a
registration fee to cover costs on location - and trying to billet
people with local activists. We are currently looking into space
possibilities and costs in Vancouver.

For further information, discussion, to be added to the mailing list or
anything else, please contact: secure {AT} resist.ca

Thanks! We want to get the ball rolling on this ASAP so please reply
soon.

In solidarity and struggle,
Megan and Ron
of The Resist! Collective


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Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 12:41:30 +0100
From: Marjolein Berger <marjolein {AT} v2.nl>
Subject: V2_: two programs during IFFR

During the International Film Festival Rotterdam V2_ presents two events:

1. "The City is You and Me"
Presentation/lecture
Date: Sunday 26 January 2003
Time: 18:00   21:00 hours
Admission: free
Location: 'kleine zaal', Rotterdam Schouwburg

2. "Tracing the Decay of Fiction" by Pat O'Neill (USA)
Interactive installation
Open: 12:00  18:00 hours
Admission: free
Location: V2_, Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
(see all the way below for more information)

1. "The City is You and Me"
The modern city can be described as a complicated web of individuals and 
social/cultural groups, plus a technical infrastructure of buildings and 
machines where economical, political and technological forces interact. 
Over the past hundred years this technical infrastructure  electricity 
grid, telephone lines, cable tv, Internet, transport  has been a deciding 
influence on how the city has developed and it has caused rapid social and 
cultural change. The city has been lifted beyond its geographical 
limitations and has recently been connected in real time to all corners of 
the world through glass fiber cables and satellites. The city as a 
physical, site specific place now coincides with the city as a part of a 
virtual network of global connectivity and economic and political forces. 
Cities have become nodes in a global network.

In this Sunday matinee, V2_ will present three artist's projects where 
telling a personal story about the city and the artist's personal 
surroundings becomes a means to reflect and participate but also to pass on 
and exchange social and cultural experiences. All three artists make use of 
interactive media, turning the listener into an active participant who, in 
a dialogue with the other participants, constructs a personal story. Each 
of these projects does so in its own distinctive way, by placing a 
different accent, a different focus and by deploying different strategies 
for visualizing the dynamics, complexity and diversity of the city so it 
can be experienced by the participants.

Presentations by:
"Face Your World"  Jeanne van Heeswijk (NL)
"Can You See Me Now?"  Matt Adams, one of the memers of the theatre and 
media group Blast Theory (UK). This project will be executed during DEAF03.
"Stadtwirklichkei"t  Sascha Kempe and/or Michael Wolf (BRD)


"Face Your World"
This project is especially developed for kids from six to twelve years old, 
in three neighborhoods in Columbus, Ohio. It contains four different 
aspects: a multi user computer game which the kids can use to recreate 
their own surroundings, a bus with six work spaces for the children, three 
bus stops on which the children's creations are exposed, and a website 
showing the worlds.

With digital-photo cameras, the kids take pictures of their own 
neighborhoods. These photos are uploaded to the Face Your World-system in 
the bus. After logging in, the kids can recreate their environment in a 3D 
space, using their own pictures as well as those that are already in the 
database.

The program consists of a 3D-navigation mode and the 2D-edit mode. In the 
navigation mode the user can place new objects in the 3D world by choosing 
a flat object or a 3D box, and an image from the database (a building or a 
car for example) to 'stick on' the flat object or 3D box. All objects can 
be moved, rotated, lifted, scaled, deformed and deleted. It is also 
possible to modify an object in the 2D-edit mode. On this 2D drawing board 
the kids can cut, draw, paint, type, mirror and erase. While navigating and 
building their world, the children can take screen shots, which will be 
displayed on the bus stops and website.

In the 3D world avatars represent the users, so the kids can see each other 
navigate through the world. The world is a shared place in which every 
child also has its own exclusive area, where no one else is allowed to 
build, unless they ask for permission. The kids can then negotiate in a 
chat environment, which can also be used to just send each other messages, 
making communication and cooperation a vital part of constructing a world.

The project has been developed in collaboration with the V2_Lab in Rotterdam.
More information on: http://lab.v2.nl/projects/face_your_world.html


"Can You See Me Now?"
With the project "Can You See Me Now?" the British theatre and media group 
Blast Theory introduces a modern variation of the board game Scotland Yard, 
and takes it live to the streets of Rotterdam at DEAF03. The game 
incorporates the latest communication technologies and is played 
simultaneously on line and in the streets. Players, while sitting at their 
computers, are being chased by living 'hunters' at the Kop van Zuid: the 
actors of Blast Theory.

"Can You See Me Now?" is a remarkable mixture of avatars in a virtual play 
environment and people in the real world. As soon as participants log in at 
the website their virtual counterpart will appear somewhere on the city 
grid. In the street the on-line players' positions are relayed via 
satellite to the Global Positioning System (GPS) scanners carried by the 
Blast Theory members. They are represented by yellow pawns that now start 
chasing the white on-line players. As soon as someone is surrounded 
virtually, the location is photographed and the player has been 
intercepted. The photographs are stored in the website's game archive, 
together with a blueprint of the chase.

The on-line players can exchange tactics between them and also send 
messages to the Blast Theory members and eavesdrop on their walkie-talkie 
conversations. The search for the on-line players can be followed live and 
an experience of mixing realities is created: the physical environment 
coincides with the virtual one and they condense into a living archive.

"Can You See Me Now?" will be performed live at DEAF03 (25 February  9 
March, 2003).
More information on: http://www.blasttheory.co.uk/work_cysmn.html


"Stadtwirklichkeit"
"Stadtwirklichkeit" is a platform for the construction of artificial 
worlds. Borrowing the metaphor from Italo Calvino's "Invisible Cities" the 
application invites users to imagine their own 'invisible city'.

Whilst the visitor of the website meanders through abstract 3D spaces, five 
of Italo Calvino's "Invisible Cities" are described by voice and 
interactive sound installations. If the visitor is attracted to a certain 
city, he or she may decide to move in. At this stage the user will be asked 
to imagine his own 'urban reality'. To do so the user describes his or her 
idea using his or her own words and chooses an image to go with it. Thus 
the visitor becomes an architect; his or her model becomes a virtual 
'building' of the city. Represented by an abstract form, this creation can 
be visited by others.

The artists believe that reality is constituted through a shared process, 
is built by agreement and concession. Therefor all visitors of 
"Stadtwirklichkeit" take part in the decision making process of how 
developed the individual models may become. Whilst just recently uploaded 
statements are translucent and almost invisible, others which have won more 
votes turn out more opaque and solid. This process can also be reversed by 
"negative votes". In this case the models become pale, are less and less 
visible and finally don't exist anymore.

This project received the Digital-Sparks 2001 prize.
More information on: http://wolf.formlos.com/stadt_wirklichkeit/


For more information: www.v2.nl/2002
Concept: V2_
Productie: V2_ and International Film Festival Rotterdam

"The City is You and Me" is supported by: Cultural Affairs, City of 
Rotterdam, Ministry of Culture and Luna Internet.



2. "Tracing the Decay of Fiction" by Pat O'Neill (USA)
This interactive installation is based on O'Neills "The Decay of Fiction". 
Visitors to the installation, that is on show in V2_, can roam through the 
historic Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles that is about to be demolished. 
The building served as location for many films (noir), J. Edgar Hoover was 
a regular guest and the Cocoanut Grove Bar was the starting point for many 
Hollywood careers: Joan Crawford was discovered there during a dance 
contest and Marilyn Monroe won a beauty contest in swimming suit.

The hotel rooms will be shown on three large screens. Sometimes they are 
the same spaces, sometimes they differ. Visitors can use three mice to 
influence the storylines: they can decide whether the rooms are empty or 
inhabited by ghostlike figures and mysterious voices. It's also possible to 
navigate through countless archive shots of the hotel and its surroundings, 
narrated by historians. The combined navigation of the visitors, along with 
the sound effects in the background, evoke an intriguing and seductive web 
of fiction, documentary and urban myths.

Production: Marsha Kinder, The Labyrinth Project
Scenario: Pat O'Neill
Camera: Pat O'Neill
Editing: Pat O'Neill
Interface DVDROM: Rosemary Comella, Kristy H.A. Kang
Sound: George Lockwood, Adam King
Print: Marsha Kinder

More information can be found on: http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com
Concept: International Film Festival Rotterdam
Production: V2_ and International Film Festival Rotterdam


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Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2003 08:46:43 +1100
From: "geert lovink" <geert {AT} xs4all.nl>
Subject: After Globalisation: A Return to Marx? (Paris Feb. 27/28)

The Forum for European Philosophy Presents:
After Globalisation: A Return to Marx?

This two-day Anglo-French Conference, organised in Paris in association with
the Collège international de philosophie and the journal Actuel Marx, is a
sequel to an Anglo-French conference on 'Returns to Marx' held in London in
June 2002. The purpose is to revisit certain strands of the Marxist
tradition in the light of the phenomenon of globalisation and the various
'anti-capitalist' movements that have grown up in opposition to it. A
particular aim will be to encourage dialogue between Anglophone and
Francophone readers of Marx. The recent work of Jacques Derrida, especially
Specters of Marx and Marx & Sons, will be a central focus of discussion.

Venue: Amphithéâtre Poincaré, Collège international de philosophie, 1 rue
Descartes 75005 Paris

Thursday 27 February

2pm:  Session One: The Fate of the Sovereign State Justin Rosenberg,
University of Sussex "Globalisation, Sovereignty, Marx", with Monique
Chemillier-Gendreau, University  of Paris-VII,  and Frédéric Neyrat, Collège
international de philosophie.

5pm: Session Two: Round table with Jacques Derrida, EHESS (Paris) and Marcel
Drach, Collège international de philosophie

Friday 28 February

9am: Session Three Cosmopolitism and Universality

Susan Neiman, Einstein Forum, Potsdam, "Universality and the Future in Kant
and Marx" and Jacques Bidet, University of Paris-X.

11am: Session Four Empires and Imperialism

Alex Callinicos, University of York, "Imperialism", and Daniel Bensaïd,

University of Paris VIII

2pm: Session Five The Globalisation  of Culture

David Wood, Vanderbilt University, "Returns to Marcuse", and Jean-Jacques
Lecercle, Université de Paris-X

5pm: Session Six Capitalism

Robin Blackburn, University of Essex "Pension Fund Collectivism and the
Shareholding Proletariat", with Gérard Duménil, CNRS, Marcel Drach, Collège
international de philosophie and Égidius Berns, University of Brabant.

The Forum for European Philosophy is an educational charity which organises
and runs a full and varied programme of philosophy and inter disciplinary
events in the UK. Our events range from conferences, discussion and reading
groups to seminars and book forums, all of which are open to the public and
most of which are free. So if you are interested in philosophical dialogue
and attending some culturally enriching activities then visit
www.philosophy-forum.org or contact Catherine Lowe for further information.

- --

Catherine Lowe
Forum for European Philosophy
Room J101, European Institute
London School of Economics
Houghton St, London
WC2 2AE
Tel: 020 7955 7539, Fax: 020 7955 7546
C.Lowe {AT} lse.ac.uk





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Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2003 13:06:15 +0100 (CET)
From: <ewen {AT} altern.org>
Subject: Geography and the Politics of Mobility, Vienna

Geography and the Politics of Mobility 
exhibition and events 

Bureau d'etudes / Frontera Sur RRVT / Makrolab / multiplicity / Raqs media collective 

Generali Foundation, Vienna http://foundation.generali.at 
guest curator: Ursula Biemann 

exhibition January 17 - April 27, 2003 

January 16, opening, 19:00 

January 18, lectures and talks 

16:00  Maps for the Outside, lecture by Brian Holmes, art critic, Paris 
17:00  panel with Raqs, Marko Peljhan, makrolab, multiplicity and Ursula Biemann, moderated by Gerald Raunig, republicart. 
19:00  Engendering Terror, lecture by Irit Rogoff, Goldsmith College, London 

The exhibition pursues questions around the transformative quality of location and geographies at a time of hightened mobility in which subjects are no longer bound to one place. Transitory existences increasingly constitute and transform the space that they cross or temporarily occupy due to migration or new working conditions. Human trajectories but also the traffic of signs, goods and visual information form particular cultural, social and virtual landscapes which inscribe themselves materially in the terrain. 

In a directly geographical sense, the exhibition traces the logic of human economic circuits within a changed world order: the feminized teleservice industry in India, illegal refugee boats crossing the Mediterranean, smuggling routes over theSpanish-Moroccan border. On a different plane, geography may also be understood as a thought model that allows for a complex and spatial reflection about societal transformations and concepts of boundaries, connectivity and transgression. 

The five collective projects make different proposals of a geographical practice, both in the way they operate as a network, and in their aesthetic strategy with regard to a politics of space. By juxtaposing electronic and material landscapes, the art projects address systems both of representation and of navigation. The exhibition thus brings together connective and transgressive artistic practices: on the one hand it takes a critical look at an increasingly consolidating Europe and its borders, while on the other it presents emerging formations of artistic and activist counter-geographies. 

The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication in German and English with texts by Ursula Biemann, Irit Rogoff, Lisa Parks, Brian Holmes and the artists. 



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Date: Sun, 5 Jan 2003 20:56:00 -0500
From: eyescratch(TM) <eyescratch {AT} share.dj>
Subject: [NET.JAM] season to share

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  Greetings!

  We're excited about the recent calendar rollover, because it means
  we're starting a great new month of Share!  We've got so much fabulous
  stuff lined up, that we are doubling the love with two featured
  sets on some weeks.  With our new longer hours (until 1am or later
  every Sunday) there is still plenty of time for every to get their
  open jam on.  So stop by!

  See http://share.dj/ for full description, schedule, faq, photos,

JANUARY 2003 AT SHARE:

05 January - Osso Bucco

osso bucco is Nyc born, Florida bred and Barcelona based sonic artist
gregg kowalsky's solo project. After several years of manipulating sounds
inside his laptop, osso bucco has brought his music to the people with
performances at the Sonar Festival and Wrong Festival in Barcelona and
the Nursery Summer Festival in Stockholm. His music weaves back and forth
between ambient noise and digital harmony, which appears to be the focus
of the compositions. The textures he creates from overlapping repetitive,
DSP clicks and processed layers of sounds provide the backdrop to the
subtle melodies. In December, one of his tracks will appear on the Wrong
Festival Compilation cd with Hrvatski, Dj Rupture and Once11. For more
info and mp3s go to www.nosordo.com/ossobucco and www.observatoryonline.org


05 January - Heartworm

nyC based brandon taylor (akA the heartworm) creates severely fractured
glitch-core nonsense on severely fractured laptop, combining skewed and
disected rythms, visceral textures, and stuttering melodies.  the heartworm
co-hosts the weekly "opiate" ambient party at {*}penair (along with
aaron spectre and unit), is a founder of the ever ominous slum.org music
collective and has recorded and performed music for web, film and artist
installation work.  he has released recordings for various imprints
(DHR, aklass records, slum.org.)


12 January - Unit

unit: superstar dj duke brownstar clambake sammich stew. 

Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter, 5 cloves garlic minced, 2 cups dry white wine,
1 tablespoon dried oregano, 1 tablespoon dried parsley, 1 teaspoon crushed 
red pepper flakes (optional), with the small fucking clams in shell, 
scrubbed...bitchez.

Directions

1       Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook garlic in
butter briefly. Stir in wine, and season with oregano, parsley, and red
pepper flakes.

2       Place clams in the wine mixture. Cover, and steam until all the
clams have opened: discard any that do not open. Serve in soup bowls, and
ladle broth generously over them. but fuck all this shit because the
stove dont work anyways and clams will make you shit funny..what you
really need is what i got for you.

check this shit instead:

UNIT: bringin' it LIVE, home cooking style luv.  fresh, hard beats mixed
with car doors and whatever else we can find in the cupboard.  no 4/4
measuring cups here..just the banging hot goodness only your mother could
perfect.  served piping hot with a side of random next door neighbor
prison-break breadloaf sounds and a lush broth of pads and
strings...heated to perfection over a duraflame log on avenue d....this
meal is sure to please even the most discerning of palettes.  mangia.

here's to good friends. tonight is kind of special.
and for dessert: www.coad.to
and you say goddam, that's deeee-licious.


19 January - John Parker and Backmask

John Parker is Jenghiz Khan Bill Mattinson is Clone together they
(we) are Jenghiz Khan v Clone

we (they) will gracefully be setting fire to your sound system
with laptops, performing a riviting aray of juttering speed
beat interlaced with painful erruptions of utter beauty that grip your
very soul like a loving hand, and choke out your stagnant inhibitions.

John Parker has performed with DJ Spooky, created numerous sound
installations.

Bill Mattinson has performed as backmask at Open Air (share), and at
Remote Lounge (F:T:H), at Tonic as 1/3rd of the Haena Kim Trio and is
a major player at www.slapart.com


26 January - burun

burun is worth the hassle, according to someone who lives in Germany.
One person, one laptop, and the sounds of New York.



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Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 18:31:50 +0000
From: "niki gomez" <niki {AT} watermans.org.uk> (by way of richard barbrook)
Subject: invite to typographic tree artist talk at watermans

Hello,



I wanted to invite you to come along to Watermans in January to visit
the Typographic Tree- by Digit- our exciting interactive installation!



I hope you would be able to come to the Artists talk on Thurs 16 Jan,
2.30pm.


Orlando Matthias, director of interaction, Digit, will be at Watermans
to talk about the following:

Man cannot live on web alone

Digit will outline the history, philosophy and working practice behind
key pieces of their work. They will show how merging sophisticated
programming with design can help push the boundaries of motion graphics,
interior design and the internet.

The Typographic Tree

Set in a highly naturalistic environment, where technology has been
replaced with real grass and theatrical props, cutting-edge New Media
company Digit transmit a life size typographic tree. Drawn in by a
collage of sounds, visitors engage with the life size digital tree to
stimulate its growth.



Firstly, a small signpost invites users to sing to the mushrooms that
sit on top of a 1.5m tree stump.



As soon as a visitor begins to use their voice - albeit singing or
talking - a tree starts to grow. Using nothing but the tone and volume
of your voice, you can control every aspect of the trees growth. It's
size, complexity, colour and even the amount of flowers in bloom.

Watermans Gallery,

Wed 15 Jan - Mon 10 Feb, 2003

Free admission

40 High Street, Brentford TW8


For Further information contact 0208 232 1010






Hope to see you! Please contact me with any queries.

Niki

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Niki Gomez

Head of New Media Arts



Watermans,

40 High St

Brentford

Middx TW8 0DS



Direct line: + 44 (0) 208 232 1012

Mobile: + 44 (0) 7971 497420

email: niki {AT} watermans.org.uk

web: http://www.watermans.org.uk





Box Office: + 44 (0)208 232 1010





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Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2003 12:37:11 +0100
From: "SMART Project Space" <info {AT} smartprojectspace.net>
Subject: Someone To Watch Over Me |  Opening Sat. January 11, 21.00h



 
SMART Project Space | 1st Constantijn Huygensstraat 20, Amsterdam

 

Dear Friends,

We wish you a happy new year and request the pleasure of your company at our first exhibition opening and new years reception of 2003

 

Someone To Watch Over Me |  January 11 - February 16, 2003

Work by: Slater Bradley, Paul Carter, Alex Cecchetti, Fanni Niemi Junkola, Tom Molloy,
Eva Rothschild, Claire Todd, Mark Wallinger

 

Opening Reception Saturday January 11, 21:00h

The exhibition Someone To Watch Over Me presents artists whose works
encounter faith and the divine. Employing irony, satire and formal
clarity, these artists see their environment as a culture of
contradictions, traditions and quiet revolutions. In dealing with subjects
such as religious faith and atheism, life cycles, and the relation of the
individual to the State, the works are characterised by violent swings
from the abstract and ethereal to the concrete and the gritty. There is a
perennial youthfulness, a naive necessity to ask the big questions that we
try to put aside after adolescence: Where do I belong? Who do I belong
with? What does it mean to believe in something? What happens to us when
we die? Who will watch over me?'

Slater Bradley captures tensions that lie between a sense of reality and
artifice. His unnerving DVD projection titled "Female Gargoyle" shows
real-life footage of a tattooed young woman sitting on the corner
precipice of a tall building, one leg dangling precariously over the edge.
In a close-up view she smokes a cigarette and then weeps whilst
contemplating suicide. Bradley has been enclosed the woman and she remains
perpetually adorning the corner precipice, a gothic creature of mythical
proportions. The artist offers his audience a compelling image that traps
and mesmerises without the relief of sentiment. Bradley thrives on visual
tension and his critical detachment does not fail to disturb.

'On an Operating Table', by Mark Wallinger, projects the image of the
light in an operating theatre onto the wall, shifting the viewer through
90º. As the light moves in and out of focus, suggesting a drift in and out
of consciousness, different voices, alternately hesitant and confident,
read aloud the letters 'I. N .T .H. E. B. E. G. I. N. N. I. N. G. W. A. S.
T. H. E. W. O. R. D' Beneath an all-seeing divine eye, the opening words
of the Gospel of St. John are heard, read as if from an optician's chart.
Wallinger tackles questions through the use of mythical and spiritual
iconography, opening doors into other worlds.

A strong element of political satire underlines Paul Carter's practice.
Our contemporary social situation renders an image of humanity in crisis -
having lost its faith in systems of belief - it sacrifices itself readily
to the ever-watchful eye of the State. '128 beats per minute' is a
breeze-block nuclear bunker built to U.S. Government standards and houses
a moving coloured projection and a quadaphonic sound system reminiscent of
a dance club.

A series of 300 paintings entitled "Colleagues" by Tom Molloy - portraits
of RUC police officers killed during the course of 'the troubles' in
Northern Ireland - succinctly transmit the past to the future by
reconstruction of the original photographic image. Molloy's work is a
transformative action detonating the ephemerality of life, the inescapable
passage of time, the fear surrounding terrorism and the unacceptable
certainty of death.

Claire Todd utilises several mediums in her work to explore the problem of
alienation. In an illusory instant, the film 'Lunan Bay' captures the
viewer. Todd synthesises an atmospheric coastal landscape into an allegory
of mental escape.

Eva Rothschild's sculptures open up portals to another level of reality -
one of mystery, danger, and magic. By synthesizing 60's idealism with
renewed New Age spiritualism, the artist revaluates traditional ritual and
cultural symbols and at the same time acknowledges the inexplicable and
miraculous reality of the everyday.

An extreme presence of physicality permeates the work of Fanni Niemi
Junkola. The notion of direct and deeply touching physicality is apparent
in the video work 'To Begin' which focuses on dynamics of pain and
compassion. This intimate work, shot entirely of close-ups of a woman's
face, conveys a psychological state of extreme physical effort and
magnified discomfort.

Always there is the recognition that art, like so many other parts of
life, is in itself a belief system, demanding the viewer to assume a
position in relation to it. A positioning that is political, emotional or
psychological; making the participants conscious of themselves and the
process of constructing value and meaning in life.



For further information please contact Jacco Musper, tel. +31 20 427 5951
or jacco {AT} smartprojectspace.net



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Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2003 12:05:54 +0100
From: Schnittraum =?iso-8859-1?Q?K=F6ln?= <info {AT} schnittraum.de>
Subject: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Filmvorf=FChrung?= in =?iso-8859-1?Q?K=F6ln?=, Bonn,  Frankfurt, Stuttgart




     Prima Leben
     Ein Filmprogramm zusammengestellt von Corinna Schnitt

     Auf unterschiedliche Weise handeln die Filme von
     zwischenmenschlichen Beziehungsformen und verschiedenen
     Lebensentwürfen. Das Programm besteht aus zwei Blöcken: Die
     fünf vorangestellten Filme von Stanislaw Mucha, Bjørn Melhus,
     Marie Paccou, Frédéric Pelle und Pawel Lozinski bedienen sich
     einer eigenwilligen Bildsprache und
     lassen sich nur bedingt den gängigen Filmgenres zuordnen. Im
     zweiten Block zeigt die Filmemacherin/Künstlerin Corinna
     Schnitt fünf eigene Filme.


     Termine

     Köln
     Samstag, 11.01.2003, 20.30 Uhr
     Kino 813 (im ehemaligen British Council), Hahnenstr.6

     Bonn
     Mittwoch, 15.01.2003, 19.30 Uhr
     Kino in der Brotfabrik, Kreuzstr.16

     Frankfurt/Main
     Donnerstag, 16.01.2003, 20.30 Uhr
     Kino im deutschen Filmmuseum, Schaumainkai 41

     Stuttgart
     Samstag, 18.01.2003, 16 Uhr
     Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Filmhaus, Friedrichstr. 23



     Programmablauf

     - Stanislaw Mucha
     Ein Wunder (A miracle),Polen 1999; 7 min.; BetaSP: deutsch (engl.
     UT)

     - Bjørn Melhus
     Das Zauberglas, Deutschland 1991; 6 min.; Beta SP; deutsch

     - Marie Paccou
     Eines Tages (Un Jour),Frankreich 1998; 4 min.; 35 mm; französisch
     (deutsche UT)

     - Frédéric Pelle
     Der Tod meiner Frau (Pieces of my wife),Frankreich 1999; 10 min.;
     35 mm; französisch (engl.UT)

     - Pawel Lozinski
     Schwestern (Sisters),Polen 1999; 12 min.; Beta SP; polnisch (engl.
     UT)

     - Corinna Schnitt
     Schönen, guten Tag (Hello Ms.Schnitt), 1995; 5 min.; 16 mm
     Zwischen vier und sechs (Between four and six), 1997; 6 min.; 16 mm

     Raus aus seinen Kleidern (Out of your clothes), 1999; 7 min.; 16 mm

     Das schlafende Mädchen (The sleeping girl), 2001; 8 min.; 16 mm
     Schloss Solitude, 2002; 10 min; 16 mm




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Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 07:08:23 +1100
From: "geert lovink" <geert {AT} xs4all.nl>
Subject: Internet Research 4.0: Broadening the Band (Toronto, Oct 2003)

From: Steve Jones <sjones {AT} uic.edu>

Call for Papers - IR 4.0: Broadening the Band
International and Interdisciplinary Conference of the Association of
Internet Researchers in Toronto, Ontario, Canada October 16-19

Lead organizer Knowledge Media Design Institute at the University of Toronto

Submission site opens: January 15, 2003
Deadline for submissions: March 1, 2003

Conference Website:
http://www.aoir.org/2003 | http://www.ecommons.net/aoir

Digital communications networks such as the Internet are changing the way
people interact with each other, with profound effects on social relations
and institutions. Yet many remain excluded from access and meaningful
participation. It is timely to consider who is included, who is excluded
and what we now know about the composition and activities of online
communities.

Internet Research (IR) 4.0 will feature a variety of perspectives on
Internet, organized under the theme Broadening the Band. As in previous
conferences, the aim is to develop a coherent theoretical and pragmatic
understanding of the Internet and those that are empowered and
disenfranchised by it. IR 4.0 will bring together prominent scholars,
researchers, creators, and practitioners from many disciplines, fields and
countries for a program of presentations, panel discussions, and informal
exchanges.

IR 4.0 will take place at the Hilton Hotel in the heart of downtown
Toronto. The conference is hosted by a team led by the Knowledge Media
Design Institute (KMDI) and its partners at the University of Toronto. The
IR 4.0 steering and working committees reflect the growing pan-Canadian
network of Internet researchers, including members from Quebec, Alberta,
and New Brunswick, in addition to the local contingent from Toronto, York
and Ryerson Universities.

This year's theme, Broadening the Band, encourages wide participation from
diverse disciplines, communities, and points of view. Under the umbrella
theme, contributors are called to reflect upon, theorize and articulate
what we know from within the emerging interdisciplinary space known as
Internet Research.

In a cultural sense, the theme calls attention to the need to examine
access, inclusion and exclusion in online communities. What role do race,
gender, class, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, age, geography,
and other factors play in the degree of online participation? What are the
indicators of meaningful participation?

In a technical sense, the theme points to the development of broadband,
wireless and post-internet networks and applications that are currently
coming on-stream including community, private, public as well as national
research networks (e.g. CA*net 4, Internet 2). We plan to use these
technologies to make the conference an internet-mediated and
internationally accessible event.

In an organizational sense, the theme reflects a widening of AoIR's reach
to include more researchers and constituencies involved in the evolution
of the Internet. French language presentations will be included in the
call for papers for the first time. Researchers and practitioners in the
arts and culture sectors are encouraged to participate alongside social
scientists and humanities scholars and researchers.

In a thematic sense, "Broadening the Band" suggests widening the scope of
topics and problematics considered within past conferences, while
retaining the consistent emphasis on rigorous research work. This call for
papers thus initiates an inclusive search for theoretical and
methodological correspondences between this expanding theme and the many
disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches that are required to address
it with precision.

Possible Topics:

- - Who is bridging what: questions and answers on the digital divide
- - New directions in digital art
- - E-me, e-you? (E- Health, E-Governance, E-Commerce,E-Business,
E-games, E-entertainment, E-other)
- - Ethnicity, Race, Identity, Gender, Sexuality, Language(s) and
Diverse Cultural Contexts Online
- - Who Decides: Ethics, Law, Politics and Policy of the Internet
- - We can't measure that, can we?  Meaningful Indicators for Internet
Access, Participation, Use and Effects
- - Who owns what? Value, Space, and Commons on the Internet
- - Is there an Author, a Publisher, or writing on the internet?
- - Transformed by Technics: New Technologies and The Post-Internet Age
- - Who is watching your computer, when You're not watching it....
- - When we are glocal: the internet in global and local manifestations
- - I put my lesson plans on the internet, what changed?  Teaching,
Learning and the Internet
- - Digital media and terror/ism: global flows, economies, and surveillance
- - Social movements, net-based activism, and hactivism in a global arena
- - Which methods, whose theories? determining approaches to internet research
- - Why did we digitize that, and what's it worth?  Exploring the value
of digital content

This list is not meant to be exhaustive, but rather to trigger ideas
and encourage submissions from a range of disciplines. The organizers
will take an active role in generating and joining the various
interests into appropriate formats.

Submission of Proposals

The Association of Internet Researchers invites paper, presentation,
and panel proposals from AoIR members and non-members on topics that
address social, cultural, political, economic, and aesthetic aspects
of the Internet. We welcome interdisciplinary submissions as well as
submissions from within specific disciplines. French language
presentations will be included in the call for papers for the first
time. We especially seek panel proposals that establish connections
across disciplines, institutions, and/or continents. We also
encourage creative presentations that will make use of Internet
technologies and artistic techniques. Proposals for papers should be
in the form an approximately 500-750 word abstract. Creative
presentations and demonstration projects should consist of an
approximately 500-750 word abstract, plus brief illustrative
material. Panels will generally include three to four papers or
presentations. The panel organizer should submit an approximately 500
word statement describing the session topic, include abstracts of up
to 250 words for each paper or presentation, and indicate that each
author is willing to participate in the session. Abstracts and
proposals may be submitted for review in English or in French.

Papers, presentations and panels will be selected from the submitted
abstracts on the basis of peer review, coordinated and overseen by
the Program Chair, assisted by sub-chairs with expertise in specific
areas of scholarly and aesthetic knowledge relating to the Internet.

Proposals can be for three types of contribution to the conference: -
papers, creative presentations, and panels. Each person is invited to
submit a proposal for 1 paper or 1 presentation. People may also
propose a panel of papers or presentations, of which their personal
paper or presentation must be a part. Average time allotted for a
paper or creative presentation will be 20 minutes. Average time
allotted for a panel will be 1 hour and 30 minutes, including
discussion time.

Detailed information about format of submission and review is
available at the conference website http://www.aoir.org/2003. All
proposals must be submitted electronically at
http://www2.cddc.vt.edu/confman/ (_note_ - submission site opens
January 15, 2003).

Deadlines:

Submission site available: January 15, 2003
Final date for proposal submission: March 1, 2003
Author notification: April 1, 2003
Presenter's Registration to the conference: September 1, 2003
Student Award: Completed paper: September 1, 2003

Graduate Students:

Graduate students are strongly encouraged to submit proposals. They
should note their student status with submission in order to be
considered for a special Student Award.  Students wishing to be a
candidate for the Student Award must also send a final paper by 1st
September 2003.

Canadian graduate students outside of central Canada should note that
funds may be available for travel and subsistence. Notice will be
sent out to the AoIR list as soon as funding commitments are
confirmed.

To ensure diverse participation, registration fees will be kept low
for presenters, and a billeting and room sharing system will be
established.  Simultaneous French language translation will be
available (subject to budgetary considerations) in certain sessions.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Prior to the conference, there will be a limited number of
pre-conference workshops which will provide participants with
in-depth, hands-on and/or creative opportunities. We invite proposals
for these pre-conference workshops; local presenters are encouraged
to propose workshops that will invite visiting researchers into their
labs or studios or locales. Proposals should be no more than 1000
words, and should clearly outline the purpose, methodology,
structure, costs, equipment and minimal attendance required, as well
as explaining its relevance to the conference as a whole. Proposals
will be accepted if they demonstrate that the workshop will add
significantly to the overall program in terms of thematic depth,
hands on experience, or local opportunities for scholarly or artistic
connections. These proposals and all inquires regarding
pre-conference proposals should be submitted as soon as possible to
the Conference Chair aoir {AT} ecommons.net, and will be accepted up to
June 15th. Notification of terms and space allocations will be sent
out as soon as details are confirmed, with final acceptance required
by June 30, 2003.



CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have questions about the conference, program, or AoIR, please
contact:

Program Chair: Matthew Allen, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
m.allen {AT} curtin.edu.au
- - All inquiries on review and acceptances

Program Co-chair: David Mitchell, University of Calgary
mitchell {AT} ucalgary.ca
- - Inquiries on conference themes and special technology themes

Conference Chair: Liss Jeffrey, Knowledge Media Design Institute and
McLuhan Program, University of Toronto
aoir {AT} ecommons.net
  - All inquiries on Toronto conference and pre-conference workshops

Associate coordinator:  Katherine Parrish, OISE/University of Toronto
aoir {AT} ecommons.net

AoIR President: Steve Jones
sjones {AT} uic.edu

Association Website: http://www.aoir.org

Conference Website: http://www.aoir.org/2003 | http://www.ecommons.net/aoir





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Date: Wed,  8 Jan 2003 18:15:17 +0100 (MET)
From: nezvanova {AT} yahoogroups.com
Subject:  STEIM concert announcement



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Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 11:52:30 +0100
From: Ars Electronica Center <announce {AT} aec.at>
Subject: Master Class on Urban Intervention by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Call for Participation

HUMO: A mobile platform for the rapid deployment of huge images.
Master Class with Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
Ars Electronica Center, Linz, February 3-7, 2003

HUGE AND MOBILE (HUMO):

This intensive experimental workshop will invite participants to develop and present urban interventions using a mobile platform for the projection of huge images. Basically, we will place the world's most powerful projector (which produces 60 x 60 metre images with over 100,000 ANSI lumen intensity) on the back of a pick-up truck together with a diesel generator, a GPS tracker, a pan/tilt platform and an assortment of lenses. The project will consist of rapid deployment of strategic images to transform urban landscapes. Logos, emblematic buildings, quotidian spaces, suburban malls, advertising billboards, etc., will be the targets of unannounced, unregulated ephemeral interventions. Documentation of these projects will be an integral part of the workshop, as the conditions of possibility of legal/political/aesthetic viability are fast, short interventions below the radar of potential regulators.

The workshop will have the following sections:

1. Theory and precedents. Imparted by Lozano-Hemmer and theorist Brian Massumi 
2. City scouting 
3. Conception and development 
4. HUMO Appointments 
5. Documentation and publication 

The HUMO workshop is limited to 10 participants. We seek to attract a diverse group of professional artists who may have already worked with public space and who are comfortable working with digital imaging. The participants will be selected by evaluating a statement of interest (Max 500 words) and a curriculum, which should emphasize previous works that might illustrate technical or conceptual resonance with the HUMO workshop.

More about Rafael Lozano-Hemmer www.lozano-hemmer.com

Application:
Application details and further information: http://residence.aec.at/humo
Contact: eva.kuehn {AT} aec.at
Deadline for application: January 17, 2003.

The HUMO master class is an ENCART project supported by the European Culture 2000 programme.
ENCART (European Network for Cyber Arts; partners: Ars Electronica Center, C3, V2_, ZKM). 
More information about the project: http://www.v2.nl/Projects/interfacing_realities/


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