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Table of Contents:

   MAKROLAB TERRITORY OPERATIONS AND PROJECT RESIDENCIES CALL FOR 2003/2004        
     marko peljhan <peljhan {AT} arts.ucsb.edu>                                           

   Final call: Slowtime?..............Quicktime as an artistic medium              
     "Le Musee di-visioniste" <agricola-w {AT} netcologne.de>                             

   JavaMuseum - Update 15 September                                                
     "JavaMuseum" <agricola-w {AT} netcologne.de>                                         

   Bombs and Bandwidth, The Emerging Relationship Between IT and Security          
     "geert lovink" <geert {AT} xs4all.nl>                                                

   Correction: M/C call for papers for the 'text' issue                            
     "M/C - Media and Culture" <mc {AT} media-culture.org.au>                             

   ATC  {AT}  UCB: Brixey and Rinehart, Mon 7:30pm                                      
     Ken Goldberg <goldberg {AT} ieor.berkeley.edu>                                       

   INCD media release: Artists around the world speak out for cultural diversity at
     "A Virtual Memorial" <agricola-w {AT} netcologne.de>                                 

   "NETNOISE"                                                                      
     Ricardo Dominguez <rdom {AT} thing.net>                                              

   (((NOMUSIC))) - Open Call                                                       
     "(((NOMUSIC)))" <festival {AT} nomusic.org>                                          

   9/26 Interchange: An Evening of Interactive Performance & Installation          
     "D. Jean Hester" <jenajunk {AT} hotmail.com>                                         

   park fiction this friday.                                                       
     fran ilich <ilich_030 {AT} yahoo.com.mx>                                             

   since 1994                                                                      
     { brad brace } <bbrace {AT} eskimo.com>                                              

   artists present | friday 19 september | 20:00hrs. | SMART Cinema                
     "SMART Project Space" <info {AT} smartprojectspace.net>                             


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Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 12:05:44 +0200
From: marko peljhan <peljhan {AT} arts.ucsb.edu>
Subject: MAKROLAB TERRITORY OPERATIONS AND PROJECT RESIDENCIES CALL FOR 2003/2004

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MLA110903003M

MAKROLAB LAB OPERATIONS ON ISLAND OF CAMPALTO WILL CONTINUE UNTIL END OF 
MAY 2004, PAST THE CLOSING DATE OF THE VENICE BIENNALE


CALL FOR OPERATIONS AND PROJECTS PROPOSALS FOR THE MAKROLAB TERRITORY 
2003/2004 PERIOD


http://makrolab.ljudmila.org

Makrolab, Isola di Campalto, Laguna di Venezia 11.9.03 23.00Z


The MAKROLAB markIIex structure was installed on the island of Campalto 
(Isola di Campalto) in the Venice Lagoon on June 13, 2003 as part as 
part of the Biennale di Venezia art exhibition, Individual systems 
section and the PHARE CBC Interreg IIIA program, organised by Patagonia 
Art, rx:tx and Projekt Atol.

On September 15, the lab operations will stop for a month for 
winterisation preparations and winter overhaul and the resident Projekt 
Atol and rx:tx crew will prepare the lab for the new climatic 
conditions. Operations will resume on October 15 or earlier, depending 
on the overhaul speed. The network operations will continue without 
stopping on November 2, as previously planned, when the Venice Biennale 
finishes. The lab operations will continue!

>From September 12 on, PROJEKT ATOL is starting to accept proposals from 
the tactical media community individual workers and teams, free and open 
source software community workers, radio scientists, biologists, 
ornithologists, ichtiologists, engineers, ecologists and artists for 
operations and projects proposals for the Winter 2003 and Spring 2004 
periods.

The lab is equipped with a 450D/150U satellite tcp/ip link, a primary 
ADSL based radio link, two multi OS workstations, a server, a printer 
and a scanner, data logger, sensor suite, satellite Ku band receiving 
capability, HF and VHF radios and from December 15 on a radar and a 
10foot parabolic motorised dish.

The crews are expected to manage the laboratory while in residency in 
all its technological and social aspects, to manage the project webspace 
and to document their work and day to day operations. Knowledge of 
boating, meteorology, electrical systems and networks is advisable, but 
not a condition.

The MAKROLAB primary research areas are in the following fields:

Telecommunications mapping and reflection, cryptography, network mapping 
and topologies, free and open source software coding and distribution 
systems, remote sensing data acquisition and processing, bird migration 
patterns and navigation, captial migration mapping and reflection, human 
economic migrations mapping and reflection, ecological and social impact 
of migratory patterns, migration interrelation algorithms, local ecology 
awareness information systems, closed energy and waste cycle 
development, robotic sensor deployment, biospheric environment research, 
non linear and non hierarchic data display, use and dissemination, 
autonomous social systems, closed ecologies research, network centric 
identity research, energy production, storage, containment and 
distribution systems.

Any research dealing with cold weather and arctic/antarctic conditioning 
is welcome, as well as any research and work dealing with the local, 
Venice lagoon ecology in all its aspects.

The operations and project proposals should include the following check 
list items:

- - title of the proposal

- - author, authors and email contact

- - category or field of the proposal (if applicable)

- - proposal or proposals abstracts with a proposed time line (maximum 2 
pages, we strongly suggest residencies of at least 15 days). Proposals 
for shorter periods will be given equal scrutiny, but the experience of 
the lab operations is that the longer the residency, the more effective 
it can be. Makrolab is physically and socially a challenging 
environment, and an adaptation period is almost always a neccesity.

- - crew member list with email contact and short CV (a maximum of 5 and a 
minimum of 2 crew members will be allowed during the winter and spring 
operations)

- - possible special dietary, medical and similar needs of the crew 
members should be noted already in the proposals

All work done in the lab must be or become OPEN SOURCE and must be 
publicly available. No private projects with distribution and 
presentation limitation can be accepted, due to the nature of the 
project. Projects in the tactical and strategic categories are an 
exception to this rule and will be assesed on an individual basis.

The crews travel expenses will be covered to a maximum of EUR 200 per 
crew member and will be assesed individually, the supply stocking will 
be done in conjunction with the crews, but budgeted by the lab operations.

Any special material and equipment needs cannot be at this time 
supported by Makrolab, but attention will be given to proposals that 
include equipment that could be integrated into lab’s future operations.

Each crew member must show proof of valid health insurance for Italy and 
is responsible for her/his travel arrangements to and from Venice, 
Italy. A free, unguarded parking facility is available for those 
traveling by car.

The maximum allowed volume of the personal items should fit in the crew 
70X70X50 cm rack storage, a networkable laptop computer is very much 
advised.


Note: there are no clothes cleaning facilities in the lab, although 
arrangements can be made for emergency situations. Winter and waterproof 
clothing is prescribed for the Winter and Spring operations, since the 
use of the boat in the winter will be a wet affair. A clothing plan 
should be part of each crew member planning for the work and the stay in 
the lab.

Makrolab is an equal opportunity program, open to everybody. Operations 
and project proposals will be assesed on the basis corelations with the 
projects main objectives and research, tactical and strategic interests.

The MAKROLAB project is an ongoing mobile laboratory setup built for the 
open and integral research and common work of artists, scientists and 
tactical media workers in the fields of telecommunications, migrations 
research, weather and climate.
It was first set up in 1997, during the documenta X exhibition in 
Kassel, Germany, and was consequently operating in Western Australia 
(Rottnest Island), Slovenia (Veliki Kras) and in the Scotish Highlands 
(Atholl Estates). The final aim of the project is the establishment of 
an independent art and science based research station on the Antarctic 
continent in 2007.

The 2003/2004 project is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the 
Republic of Slovenia, the PHARE Interreg CBC IIIA program 
Italia/Slovenia, Mobitel d.d., Mestna Obcina Ljubljana, Mestna Obcina 
Nova Gorica, Comune di Venezia and coordinated by Patagonia Art,Projekt 
Atol and the rx:tx institute.



Send your proposals, PDF or ASCII txt with images to:

makrolab {AT} ljudmila.org <mailto:makrolab {AT} ljudmila.org>

Proposals will be accepted for residencies and operations until the end 
of May, 2004

END OF CALL



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Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 12:31:42 +0200
From: "Le Musee di-visioniste" <agricola-w {AT} netcologne.de>
Subject: Final call: Slowtime?..............Quicktime as an artistic medium

Final call for proposals
Deadline 30 September 2003
***********************

Cinematheque at MediaCentre
of " Le Musee di-visioniste"
www.le-musee-divisioniste.org/mediacentre/
is preparing another show case of streaming media
for autumn 2003, entitled:

"Slowtime?........"
[Quicktime (.mov) as an artistic medium]

Quicktime does not only represent a cross-plattform file format for
converting and
distributing (analogue/digital) video into an Internet compatible streaming
format, but has a lot of different features and characteristics which
predestine Quicktime to be a serious artistic medium beyond that.

Cinematheque invites artists who use Quicktime for their artistic purposes -
in which way ever - to submit up to two (2) works in Quicktime (.mov)
format.

It is preferred that the submitted work has an URL of itsown,
in this case there is no limit of file size.
But it is also possible to send the work via email
as .mov file, however, then will be a file size limit of 5MB for each
submitted work.

Deadline 30 September 2003

Please use this form for submitting:
*******************
1.name of artist, email address, URL
2. short biography/CV (not more than 300 words)
3. works (maximum 2): title of work, URL of work, year of production
4. short description of each submitted art work
(not more than 300 words each)
5. one screenshot for each submitted work (max. 800x600 pixels, .jpg only)

********************
Send this form completely filled out together with the media files to:
slowtime {AT} le-musee-divisioniste.org

Deadline 30 September 2003

The coming show of "Slowtime?......" will be launched in November 2003.
Currently, the streaming media show "Winter Streams" is still running.
*********************

Cinematheque at MediaCentre
organises online show cases of streaming media
in the framework of Le Musee di-visioniste
www.le-musee-divisioniste.org/mediacentre/

Le Musee di-visioniste
www.le-musee-divisioniste.org
is an online museum based on philosophical ideas,
and is corporate member of
NewMediaArtProjectNetwork -
the experimental plattform for net based art -
founded by Agricola de Cologne,
media artist and New Media curator
operating from Cologne/Germany.


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Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 08:14:18 +0200
From: "JavaMuseum" <agricola-w {AT} netcologne.de>
Subject: JavaMuseum - Update 15 September

15 September 2003

JavaMuseum -
Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art
(Java=Joint Advanced Virtual Affairs)
www.javamuseum.org

Is very happy to launch the latest updates of the shows

a) " Current Position of Italian Netart"
and
b) "Current Positions of French Netart"

Both shows and the included artists/projects represent the most
comprehensive collections of net based art from the respective cultural
areas.
*************************************
These are the featured artists/projects

a) " Current Position of Italian Netart"

including currently following 32 featured artists/projects:
the new additions:
- ---->
Blogwork/Venice Biennale, Pino Boresta
- --->
and the growing basis:
Avatar project, Isabella Bordoni , Domiziana Giordano, Mauro Ceolin, Bugs,
ego, Chiara Passa, Carlo Zanni,
dlsan, Sergio Maltagliati,  Domenico Olivero, Speranza Casillo,
Coniglioviola, Giocomo Verde,   Carla Della Beffa,  Luigia Cardarelli,
80/81, Francesca di Gregorio, Gruppo A12,   Caterina Davinio, ctrl, Nicola
Tosic, Limiteazero, Agnese Trocchi , Clockworker Nik, Marcello Mercado,
UsineDeBoutons, Enrico Tomaselli
 Alessandro Piana Bianco, Marco Cadioli

The show can be entered via
www.javamuseum.org
or also directly via
www.javamuseum.org/2002/2nd/italyfeature/index.html
- --->  --->  --->

b) "Current Positions of French Netart"
including meanwhile following 47 artists:

the new additions:
 Grégoire Zabé, Xavier Pehuet, Clement Charmet,
 Cathbleue/Picabiette, Annie Abrahams/Clement Charmet

and --->

Gregory Chatonsky,  Valery Grancher,
Cendres Lavy,  Christophe Bruno, Pascale Gustin, Tamara Lai,  Erational,
Antoine Schmitt,  Xavier Malbreil, Julie Morel, Thierry Vendé,  jimpunk,
Xavier Cahen,  v.n.a.t.r.c.?,, Emilie Pitoiset,  Fred Fenollabbate,
Patrick-Henri Burgaud, FiLH,
 Xavier Leton, Cecile Babiole, Christophe Bruno/ jimpunk, Pascal Nieto,
Isabel Saij, Ulrich Mathon, Hughes Rochette, Michael Sellam,
 Pascal Bruandet, Blue Screen, Pauline Desormière, Nicolas Clauss, Les
Riches Douaniers, Gérard Dalmon, Oliver Auber, Vincent Makowski, Xavier
Makowski, Aurélie Peyront, Sylvestre Evrard, Philippe Bruneau, Cathbleue,
Annie Abrahams,  Ricardo Mbarak,  Bobig

The show can be entered via
www.javamuseum.org
or also directly via
www.javamuseum.org/2002/2nd/frenchfeature/index.html

*******************************************
Visit the "News" page on JavaMuseum,
including a feature of  "Blogwork/Venice Biennale" <the network is the
artwork>
and "Artcogitans", a new French site dedicated to Netart, Biotechnical Art,
and other computer based artforms,
run by Evelyne Rogue (Paris).

Currently, JavaMuseum is preparing the show case of the finalists of
"Perspectives'03" in co-operation with Computer Space Festival
Sofia/Bulgaria and Goethe Institut -Internationes Sofia/Bulgaria 16-18
October 2003)
and the Feature "Netart from German speaking countries"
the first show of its kind on the net.
Both shows will be launched online on 13 October 2003.
********************************************
JavaMuseum -
Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art
(Java=Joint Advanced Virtual Affairs)
www.javamuseum.org

 is a corporate member of
[NewMediaArtProjectNetwork] :||cologne -
the experimental platform for net based art -
operating from Cologne/Germany.


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Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 15:56:17 +1000
From: "geert lovink" <geert {AT} xs4all.nl>
Subject: Bombs and Bandwidth, The Emerging Relationship Between IT and Security

 Bombs and Bandwidth:
 The Emerging Relationship Between IT and Security

Edited by Robert Latham
A Project Coordinated by the Social Science Research Council, New York

      Paperback, 1-56584-862-4
      $17.95 / £13.95 / $29.95 CAN
      Hardcover, 1-56584-867-5
      $59.95 / £39.95 / $92.95 CAN
      6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 288 pages
      Current Affairs
      Territorial Sales Rights: W

Synopsis
"Why buy a multi-billion-dollar satellite and go to extreme lengths to try
to avoid governmental detection when you can just buy a bit of airtime and
send one of several million messages going out at any given time?" -from
Bombs and Bandwidth

Information Technology (IT) has become central to the way governments,
businesses, social movements and even terrorist and criminal organizations
pursue their increasingly globalized objectives. With the emergence of the
Internet and new digital technologies, traditional boundaries are
increasingly irrelevant, and traditional concepts-from privacy to
surveillance, vulnerability, and above all, security-need to be
reconsidered.

In the post-9/11 era of "homeland security," the relationship between IT and
security has acquired a new and pressing relevance. Bombs and Bandwidth, a
project of the Social Science Research Council, assembles leading scholars
in a range of disciplines to explore the new nature of IT-related threats,
the new power structures emerging around IT, and the ethical and political
implications arising from this complex and important field.

Robert Latham is Director of the Social Science Research Council Program on
Information Technology and International Cooperation. He is the author of
The Liberal Moment and co-editor of Intervention and Transnationalism in
Africa and Digital Formations. He lives in New York City.

Contributors include:

. Ralf Bendrath
. Michael Dartnell
. Robert J. Deibert
. Dorothy Denning
. Chris Hables Gray
. Rose Kadende-Kaiser
. Susan Landau
. Robert Latham
. Timothy Lenoir
. Martin Libicki
. Carolyn Nordstrom
. Rafal Rohozinski
. Marc Rotenberg
. Janice Gross Stein
. Rachel Yould




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Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 18:26:32 +1000
From: "M/C - Media and Culture" <mc {AT} media-culture.org.au>
Subject: Correction: M/C call for papers for the 'text' issue

                          M/C - Media and Culture

                                  ERRATUM

                          Call for Papers for the
                              'text' issue of
                                M/C Journal
                   http://journal.media-culture.org.au/

Please note that parts of the recent call for papers for M/C Journal
erroneously referred to the 'joke' issue rather than the 'text' issue.

This message is to clarify that we are currently inviting article
submissions for an issue entitled 'text', edited by Catriona Mills and Matt
Soar.

deadline for submissions: 13 October 2003
article length: 1500 words

For more information: text {AT} journal.media-culture.org.au
                      http://journal.media-culture.org.au/upcoming.html

- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
M/C Journal is online at <http://journal.media-culture.org.au/>.
All issues of M/C Journal on various topics are available there.
- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
M/C Reviews is now available at <http://reviews.media-culture.org.au/>.
- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

end

                                            Dr Axel Bruns

- -- 
Supervising Production Manager           production {AT} media-culture.org.au
M/C - Media and Culture                 http://www.media-culture.org.au/




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Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2003 15:19:24 -0700 (PDT)
From: Ken Goldberg <goldberg {AT} ieor.berkeley.edu>
Subject: ATC  {AT}  UCB: Brixey and Rinehart, Mon 7:30pm

ATC {AT} UCB:

Navigating the Maze: Collaboration and the Chimera Obscura

Shawn Brixey (telematically, from Seattle)
Associate Director DXARTS/University of washington

Richard Rinehart
Director of Digital Media/Berkeley Art Museum & Instructor/Art Practice

The Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium
Mon, 15 September, 7:30-9:30pm: UC Berkeley,
Location: 160 Kroeber Hall
All ATC Lectures are free and open to the public.

(Richard Rinehart will lead the presentation and Prof. Brixey will
participate remotely from Seattle as advised by his doctors).

Commissioned for the traveling exhibition, "Gene(sis), Contemporary
Art Explores Human Genomics", "Chimera Obscura" is a net
based-telerobotic work inspired by the historical anxieties, eungenic
fantasies, and emerging realities evolving from the frontier of
contemporary genetics research. The collaborative project between
Shawn Brixey and Richard Reinhart is a meta-level discourse on the
nature of human discovery and evolution as exemplified by the Human
Genome Project. Crossing the boundary between gallery installation and
Internet art, the work is constructed around a telerobotic agent that
Internet visitors use to navigate, and decode a highly complex maze
designed from a human thumbprint. The project employs a mutative game
style structure allowing visitors to leave a virtual trail of media
memes behind them for others to read, duplicate, or delete in the
search for a unique sequence that will decode the maze. The ghost of
the minotaur roams the maze in the form of random mutative forces (a
mathematical algorithm), frustrating attempts at easy, linear
resolution. Visitors break through by assuming a newer hybrid form -
that of telematic cyborgs, simultaneously operating in real space and
virtual space, while existing physically in a third removed
place. Elastic physicality and collaborative agency integrates
technology with basic human functions to extend our discourse about
what is organic and evolutionary.  Chimera Obscura is on view at the
Berkeley Art Museum through Dec. 7, and online at
http://chimera.berkeley.edu

Brixey and Rinehart will highlight the performative aspects of
creating and presenting interactive, networked art work. Digital media
art provides increased opportunities and demands for collaborative
practice. The Chimera Obscura asks visitors to collaborate (or
compete) by tracing their own and each others' paths in a complex
virtual maze. In this way, the strategy of the work is reflective of
the conditions of practice that created it. This work, like many
collaborative works, is not only a conscious integration of the
collaborator's ideas, but is also an un-self-conscious crossroad of
individual paths that stretch back far and long. This joint
presentation will trace the paths of each artist leading up to and
intersecting at the Chimera Obscura;  reflecting on the carefully
planned as well as the inherent conditions that formed the work. Like
the minotaur that roams the maze; what forces are at work that upset
and enliven our notions about collaborative practice?

Shawn Brixey is Associate Professor and Associate Director of the
University of Washington's newly established Ph.D. program in Digital
Arts and Experimental Arts (DXARTS). A former UC Berkeley faculty
member he has exhibited widely including Documenta, Cranbrook Art
Museum, The Chicago Art Institute, The Cooper Hewitt Design Museum,
NY, the MIT Museum, and The Winter Olympics, Nagano, Japan. He
received a 2003 Rockefeller New Media Fellowship for his pioneering
work in the field: www.dxarts.washington.edu/shawnx

Richard Rinehart teaches studio and theory in the University of
California, Berkeley Department of Art Practice's Digital Media
program,and holds a joint appointment on the Berkeley campus as
Director ofDigital Media at the UC Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film
Archive. Richard creates net.art and manages research projects in the
area of digital culture, including 'Archiving the Avant Garde', a
national consortium of museums and artists distilling the essence of
digital art in order to preserve it for the next millennium.

**********************************************************************
The ATC Colloquium continues our partnership with the Berkeley Art
Museum to present online video of ATC talks, available both in
QuickTime (highlights) or MP3 audio.  For links and the full 2003-2004
series schedule, please see:

http://www.ieor.berkeley.edu/~goldberg/lecs/
**********************************************************************











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Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2003 08:29:12 +0200 
From: "A Virtual Memorial" <agricola-w {AT} netcologne.de> 
Subject: INCD media release: Artists around the world speak out for
 cultural diversity at the WTO's 5th ministerial meeting in Cancun

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Artists around the world speak out for cultural diversity

".we celebrate and encourage our cultural diversity and embrace and respect
our cultural differences." INCD Artists Letter

Sept 10, 2003 -  The International Network for Cultural Diversity (INCD -
www.incd.net) will launch the Artists Letter on Cultural Diversity during
the World Trade Organization's (WTO) 5th Ministerial Meeting in Cancun,
Mexico.  Leading Mexican actress Angélica Aragón will release the letter at
a Public Forum being held on September 12th.

The INCD brings together artists and cultural organizations from 70
countries who are working together to counter the negative effects of
globalization on our cultures.

Signed by artists from 15 countries and all of the cultural sectors, the
Artists Letter calls on governments to protect cultures from the
infringements of trade agreements, to work to encourage more balanced
exchanges between cultures and to recognize the unique status of cultural
expression as a reflection of human identity.  It is imperative that culture
not be reduced to its economic value as the WTO negotiations threaten to do.
Many governments are under pressure to bargain away their cultural identity
in the race to liberalize all sectors of the economy.

This is why Harry Belafonte, Ingmar Bergman, Nadine Gordimer, Danny Glover,
Sam Neill and 36 other artists have added their names to the growing
international movement to secure the right of all artists to practice their
craft and share the wealth of the world's cultures.  The artists also
support the proposed new Convention on Cultural Diversity, currently under
consideration at UNESCO.  This Convention would provide a permanent legal
basis for the promotion and protection of cultural diversity and ensure that
cultures can thrive in the era of globalization.

The Artists Letter is below with the list of the initial signatories. For
more information on the artists, please go to www.incd.net/letter/letter.htm

Public Forum:
Friday, Sept 12, 2003, 10:30-12:30
Hotel Best Western Plaze Caribe
Tulum Uxmal Lote 19, Cancun Mexico
www.incd.net/events/seminars.html

Media contacts:
Tammy Ballantyne
Artists Letter Project
tammyb {AT} artslink.co.za
cell: 27 83 440 4984

Alexis Andrew
INCD Associate Coordinator
Tel: 1 613 238 3561 ext 17
incd {AT} ccarts.ca

In Cancun:
Garry Neil
INCD Coordinator
Cell: 1 416 518 1256

Rafael Segovia
INCD Steering Committee/Mexico
Cell:  555.413.0306

AN OPEN LETTER FROM ARTISTS

It is time to secure the rights of artists globally.  These rights are at
risk because international trade courts are ruling on artistic matters.

We are artists and citizens of the global village.  We come from every
community and work in all artistic fields.  Through our words, music, films,
dance, paintings and plays, in every language on earth, we entertain, inform
and engage our fellow citizens in the adventure of being human.

It is an exciting time to be an artist.  Technologies can overcome physical
distance and allow our works to be shared more widely than ever before.  We
have the potential to exchange and blend our rich diversity of cultural
practices in ways our ancestors could only imagine.

It is also a dangerous time.  Many human conflicts arise from a failure to
recognize cultural complexities or from perceived threats to cultural
values.  The road to security and prosperity requires that we celebrate and
encourage our cultural diversity and embrace and respect our cultural
differences.

Some believe artistic creations are no different from conventional goods and
services and they deny or ignore the powerful cultural importance of works
of the human imagination.  For some of the world's largest corporations,
artistic works are commodities to be bought and sold like any other.  They
seek to dominate the world's markets with homogenized forms of popular
culture and thus marginalize artists in many of our communities.

Our world of unequal economic relationships has created unequal cultural
relationships.  We believe governments have a responsibility to resist the
economic push by implementing policies that support diverse local artists
and cultural producers, and ensure pluralism in the media and the arts.
This will create more choice and bring about a greater balance in exchange
between cultures.  Governments must also preserve threatened cultures and
languages, especially those of indigenous peoples.

An important struggle between these incompatible visions is underway in
trade negotiations.  Trade officials negotiate rules that would hasten a
global monoculture and make it virtually impossible for communities to
support their artists.  We oppose these efforts.

 At the same time, discussions have started within and outside UNESCO to
develop a new global Convention on Cultural Diversity to provide a legal
foundation for government measures that support cultural diversity and to
encourage governments to use that authority domestically.  We support this
initiative.

As artists, we come from different disciplines; as citizens, we come from
different countries.
But, we are united in our call to the world's leaders:
· don't bargain away culture in trade talks
· implement a legally binding Convention on Cultural Diversity
· use your powers to support diverse local artists and cultural producers
· help those countries that don't yet have the capacity to bring their
stories, music and other artistic expressions to audiences everywhere.

"I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be
stuffed.  I want the cultures of all lands to be blown about my house as
freely as possible.  But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any."
Mahatma Gandhi, from the wall of his ashram at Ahmedabad.

SIGNATORIES


Eugenio Aguirre (Mexico, writer)
Bibi Andersson (Sweden, actress)
Angélica Aragón (Mexico, actress)
Homero Aridjis (Mexcio, writer)
Gillian Armstrong A.M. (Australia, Film Director)
Margaret Atwood (Canada, writer)
Ingmar Bergman (Sweden, film maker)
Harry Belafonte (USA, actor/ musician)
Michael Boyd (UK, Head, Royal Shakespeare Company)
Agricola de Cologne (Germany, New Media artist)
Bec Dean (Australia, Exhibition Coordinator/Visual arts)
Salvador Elizondo (Mexico, writer)
Karel Glastra van Loon (Netherlands, writer)
Danny Glover (USA, Actor)
Nadine Gordimer (South Africa, writer)
Sin Cha Hong (Korea, Dancer/writer)
Byungki Hwang (Korea, Composer/Musician)
Kwon Taek Im (Korea, Film director)
Jung Rae Jo (Korea, Writer)
Sumi Jo (Korea, Vocalist - Opera)
Tom Keneally (Australia, writer)
Chiha Kim (Korea, Poet/Writer)
Pierre Larauza (France, Architect videographer)
Youn Taek Lee (Korea, Drama producer)
Robert Lepage (Canada, Film/theatre director)
Igor Marinkovic (Serbia, Visual artist)
Carlos Monsivais (Mexico, writer)
Carlos Montemayor (Mexico, writer)
Sam Neill (New Zealand, Actor)
Abraham Oceranski (Mexico, theatre director)
Michael Ondaatje (Canada, writer)
Victor Hugo Rascón (Mexico, writer)
María Rojo (Mexico, actress)
Volker Schlöndorff (Germany, Film director)
Tomás Segovia (Mexico, writer)
Tang Shu-wing (Hong Kong, Theatre director)
Danis Tanovic (Croatia, film director )
RH Thomson (Canada, Actor)
Antonio Traverso (Australia, Academic, media and video artist)
Roger Von Gunten (Mexico, painter)

ends


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Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2003 07:36:26 -0400
From: Ricardo Dominguez <rdom {AT} thing.net>
Subject: "NETNOISE" 


Live and online, with the new release "NETNOISE" this weekend,
Cornell hosts "Sound Culture" September 12-13, sponsored by the Rose
Goldsen Archive of New Media Art --workshop details below

NETNOISE............online at
<http://ctheorymultimedia.cornell.edu/four.php>
 

Including----

* noise velocity --by Simon Biggs, Plasma Studii, Akuvido, Candy Factory

* culture pitch --by mez, Shu Lea Cheang,
And re "Sound Culture",

 Kongo and Chang Heavy Industries with Candy Factory, Tanja Vujinovic and
Zvonka Simcic

* sound motion --by Jody Zellen, Christina McPhee and Michael Sellam


This from a recent note  from Tim Murray... Tim writes,

" Readers in the New York/New England area might be interested in a 2 day
art and theory workshop on "Sound Culture" to be held at Cornell University
Ithaca, New York,Sept. 12-13, sponsored by The Rose Goldsen Archive of New
Media Art. 

The event is free and open to the public and will be preceded by a
virtual seminar organized by Norie Neumark between sound artists in
Australia and those gathered in Ithaca."


 NETNOISE is edited by Tim Murray and Arthur and Marilouise Kroker for
CTHEORY Multimedia 2003


<www.ctheorymultimedia.cornell.edu>


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Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2003 18:21:48 +0200
From: "(((NOMUSIC)))" <festival {AT} nomusic.org>
Subject: (((NOMUSIC))) - Open Call

( ( ( N O M U S I C ) ) )  FINAL BATTLE
*  Open Call to Audio Stream Players  *
http://www.nomusic.org
festival {AT} nomusic.org

- -< 24h Continuous World Trans Audio Distant Travel >-
- -< Dual Live Simultaneous only via Network >-
- -< 48 Players / Mix Drawn Lots by the NOMUSIC Robot >-
- -< EFF Open Audio License - No Archivz - Free Pass >-
- -< Stream Live Audio Mp3 / Low & High >-

Stream start : 16th December 2003 (19h00 / 07:00pm)
[GMT+01:00 - French Time Basis]
Stream end : 17th December 2003 (19h00 / 07:00pm)
[GMT+01:00 - French Time Basis]

Join Now the Final World Audio Battle...

[Submit Form :]
[www.nomusic.org > Join]
[Deadline : 11/11/2003]

( ( ( N O M U S I C ) ) )
http://www.nomusic.org
festival {AT} nomusic.org


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Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 10:40:33 -0700
From: "D. Jean Hester" <jenajunk {AT} hotmail.com>
Subject: 9/26 Interchange: An Evening of Interactive Performance & Installation

"INTERCHANGE": An Evening of Interactive Performance & Installation
September 26, 2003

New Work and Collaborations featuring Audience Interactivity, Participation 
& Contribution
http://www.divestudio.org/interchange/index.php

// Who: //
Southern California established and emerging sound artists, musicians, and 
video artists presenting new work and new collaborations.   Curated by D. 
Jean Hester.

Performances by:  (*denotes a new collaboration formed especially for this 
event)
__*Akira Rabelais & Rise Industries (Jeremy Quinn & Michele Jaquis)
__*Josh Russell, Civyiu Kkliu, Ilya Monosov & D. Jean Hester
__Adam Overton

Installations by:
__Glenn Bach
__D. Jean Hester

// What: //
An evening of interactive music/sound/video performances and installations. 
This show challenges the notion that art and performance are things to be 
merely watched by an audience. Instead, the audience plays a vital role in 
the event. Each work engages the audience to interact, participate or 
contribute to the creation and experience of the art.

// When: //
Friday, September 26, 2003
Doors open at 7:30
Performances begin at 8:00
Installations can be viewed before and after the performances, and during 
intermission.

// Tickets: //
$10 / $5 with valid Student ID
Tickets available at the door.

// Where://
Melrose Light Space
7600 Melrose Blvd., Los Angeles
Building located at the southwest corner of Melrose & Curson.
Venue is located upstairs, and in the back. Follow the signs.
Map: 
http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?ed=KSMjeOp_0TofP61bE0DJPw4oZnWX&csz=los+angeles+ca&country=us

// For More Info: //
Contact the Curator:  D. Jean Hester interchange {AT} divestudio.org
http://www.divestudio.org/interchange/index.php


- -- D. Jean Hester
www.divestudio.org
Interviewer: "Must an artist be a programmer to make truly original online 
art?"
John Simon: "Truly original? You Modernist! Whether you make art or not, 
understanding programming is an amazing understanding."
from "Code as Creative Writing: An Interview with John Simon"

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Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2003 12:53:50 -0500
From: fran ilich <ilich_030 {AT} yahoo.com.mx>
Subject: park fiction this friday.

delete.tv & ciberfeminista.org invite you this friday september 12 2003 at
8pm, to a public conspiration with

Park Fiction <http://parkfiction.org> (Hamburg)
 
there will be a film screening of:

Revolution Non Stop (20 min.), de Christoph Schäfer

Park Fiction - desire will leave home and take to the streets (60 min.) de
Margit Czenki.

and afterwards a discussion with Margit Czenki & Christoph Schäfer, who will
talk about urbanism, the appropiation of citys, public space and of their
projects like the recent congress 'unlikely encounters in urban space',
among others.

viernes 12 de septiembre del 2003
cafeína lab, in col. roma norte, mexico city. send an email for exact
address. 

thanks to fllanos.com for the videoprojector, 11+11=22.blogspot.com for the
audio, & doloryviceversa.com & ruidos de la calle for their support.

[drinks and chips are welcome].


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Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 09:32:22 -0700 (PDT)
From: { brad brace } <bbrace {AT} eskimo.com>
Subject: since 1994

                _  |__   __| |          /_ |__ \| |
                      | __|   | | | (_) | |  __/ (__| |_
                    __ | |  | | | |  __/  | |/ /_| | | | |
                   _  | |  | '_ \ / _ \  | | / /| '_ \| '__|
                     |__|  |_| |_|\___|  |_|____|_| |_|_|
                      | __|   | | | (_) | |  __/ (__| |_
                   _  | |  | '_ \ / _ \  | | / /| '_ \| '__|
                 -_    | |  | |__   ___   | |  ) | |__  _ __
                      | __|   | | | (_) | |  __/ (__| |_
                   _  | |  | '_ \ / _ \  | | / /| '_ \| '__|
                 -_    | |  | |__   ___   | |  ) | |__  _ __
                    _ |  __ \         (_)          | |
                       _| |__) | __ ___  _  ___  ___| |_
                      |_  ___/ '__/ _ \| |/ _ \/ __| __|
                 -_    | |  | |__   ___   | |  ) | |__  _ __
                   _  | |  | '_ \ / _ \  | | / /| '_ \| '__|
                      |_| _  |_|  \___/| |\___|\___|\__|
                           _          _/ |
                             _        |__/


> > > > Synopsis: The 12hr-ISBN-JPEG Project began December 30, 1994. A
`round-the-clock posting of sequenced hypermodern imagery from Brad Brace.
The hypermodern minimizes the familiar, the known, the recognizable; it
suspends identity, relations and history. This discourse, far from
determining the locus in which it speaks, is avoiding the ground on which
it could find support. It is trying to operate a decentering that leaves
no privilege to any center.


                       The 12-hour ISBN JPEG Project
                       -----------------------------
                          began December 30, 1994


  Pointless Hypermodern Imagery... posted/mailed every 12 hours... a
spectral, trajective alignment for the 00`s! A continuum of minimalist
masks in the face of catastrophe; conjuring up transformative metaphors
for the everyday... A poetic reversibility of exclusive events...

        A post-rhetorical, continuous, apparently random sequence of
imagery...  genuine gritty, greyscale...  corruptable, compact,
collectable and compelling convergence. The voluptuousness of the grey
imminence: the art of making the other disappear. Continual visual impact;
an optical drumming, sculpted in duration, on the endless present of the
Net.

  An extension of the printed ISBN-Book (0-9690745) series... critically
unassimilable... imagery is gradually acquired, selected and re-sequenced
over time...  ineluctable, vertiginous connections. The 12hr dialtone...

		   [ see http://www.eskimo.com/~bbrace/netcom/books.txt ]

KEYWORDS: >> Disconnected, disjunctive, distended, de-centered,
   de-composed, ambiguous, augmented, ambilavent, homogeneous, reckless...
>> Multi-faceted, oblique, obsessive, obscure, obdurate...
>> Promulgated, personal, permeable, prolonged, polymorphous, provocative,
   poetic, plural, perverse, potent, prophetic, pathological, pointless...
>> Emergent, evolving, eccentric, eclectic, egregious, exciting,
   entertaining, evasive, entropic, erotic, entrancing, enduring,
   expansive...

        Every 12 hours, another!...  view them, re-post `em, save `em,
trade `em, print `em, even publish them...

Here`s how:

~ Set www-links to ->  http://www.eskimo.com/~bbrace/12hr.html
                   ->  http://bbrace.laughingsquid.net/12hr.html
                   ->  http://bbrace.net/12hr.html

  Look for the 12-hr-icon. Heavy traffic may require you to specify files
  more than once! Anarchie, Fetch, CuteFTP, TurboGopher...

~ Download from ->  ftp.pacifier.com  /pub/users/bbrace
  Download from ->  ftp.rdrop.com   /pub/users/bbrace
  Download from ->  ftp.eskimo.com  /u/b/bbrace
  Download from ->  hotline://artlyin.ftr.va.com.au

  * Remember to set tenex or binary. Get 12hr.jpeg

~ E-mail -> If you only have access to email, then you can use FTPmail to
  do essentially the same thing. Send a message with a body of 'help' to
  the server address nearest you:
  *
  ftpmail {AT} ccc.uba.ar                    ftpmail {AT} cs.uow.edu.au
  ftpmail {AT} ftp.uni-stuttgart.de          ftpmail {AT} ftp.Dartmouth.edu
  ftpmail {AT} ieunet.ie                     ftpmail {AT} src.doc.ic.ac.uk
  ftpmail {AT} archie.inesc.pt               ftpmail {AT} ftp.sun.ac.za
  ftpmail {AT} ftp.sunet.se                  ftpmail {AT} ftp.luth.se
  ftpmail {AT} NCTUCCCA.edu.tw               ftpmail {AT} oak.oakland.edu
  ftpmail {AT} sunsite.unc.edu               ftpmail {AT} decwrl.dec.com
  ftpmail {AT} census.gov
  bitftp {AT} plearn.bitnet                  bitftp {AT} dearn.bitnet
  bitftp {AT} vm.gmd.de                      bitftp {AT} plearn.edu.pl
  bitftp {AT} pucc.princeton.edu             bitftp {AT} pucc.bitnet
  *                                     *


~ Mirror-sites requested! Archives too!
  The latest new jpeg will always be named, 12hr.jpeg
  Average size of images is only 45K.
  *
  Perl program to mirror ftp-sites/sub-directories:
  src.doc.ic.ac.uk:/packages/mirror
  *

~ Postings to usenet newsgroups:
  alt.12hr
  alt.binaries.pictures.12hr
  alt.binaries.pictures.misc
  alt.binaries.pictures.fine-art.misc

* * Ask your system's news-administrator to carry these groups!
  (There are also usenet image browsers: TIFNY, PluckIt, Picture Agent,
    PictureView, Extractor97, NewsRover, Binary News Assistant, EasyNews)

~ This interminable, relentless sequence of imagery began in earnest on
December 30, 1994. The basic structure of the project has been over
twenty-four years in the making. While the specific sequence of
photographs has been presently orchestrated for more than 12 years` worth
of 12-hour postings, I will undoubtedly be tempted to tweak the ongoing
publication with additional new interjected imagery. Each 12-hour posting
is like the turning of a page; providing ample time for reflection,
interruption, and assimilation.

~ The sites listed above also contain information on other cultural
projects and sources.

~ A very low-volume, moderated mailing list for announcements and
occasional commentary related to this project has been established at
topica.com /subscribe 12hr-isbn-jpeg

- -- 

This project has not received government art-subsidies. Some opportunities
still exist for financially assisting the publication of editions of large
(33x46") prints; perhaps (Iris giclees) inkjet duotones or extended-black
quadtones. Other supporters receive rare copies of the first three
web-offset printed ISBN-Books. Contributions and requests for
12hr-email-subscriptions, can also be made at
http://bbrace.laughingsquid.net/buy-into.html, or by mailed cheque/check:
$50/mo $500/yr. Institutions must pay for any images retained longer than
12 hours.

- --

ISBN is International Standard Book Number. JPEG and GIF are types of
image files. Get the text-file, 'pictures-faq' to learn how to view or
translate these images. [http://www.eskimo.com/~bbrace/netcom/pictures
- -faq.html]

- -- 
(c) Credit appreciated. Copyleft

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003



<bbrace {AT} eskimo.com>






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Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 17:54:45 +0200
From: "SMART Project Space" <info {AT} smartprojectspace.net>
Subject: artists present | friday 19 september | 20:00hrs. | SMART Cinema

Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

SMART Project Space | 1e Constantijn Huygensstraat 20, Amsterdam, +31
(0)20 427 5951
Friday 19th September, 20.00 hrs. Smart Project Space presents:

ARTISTS PRESENT.
A series in which artists present their work.

Friday September 19th, 20.00 hrs.




Erik van Lieshout



Erik van Lieshout (1968) is one of the most exciting Dutch artists at
the moment. Toughness is his trademark throughout his drawings and
paintings, but also in his videos and installations. Urban subculture is
the source of Van Lieshout's work. He takes his photo material from his
direct surroundings,  newspapers, comic strips and the street. He
reworks this and makes it completely his own, a raw idiom. Often his
work is explicitly pornographic and imbued with a sense of violence but
also superbly humouristic. Sex and violence are approached with a lot of
pleasure.



Erik Van Lieshout is participating in this years Venice Bi=EBnnale,
presenting a video installation entitled Respect that depicts an absurd
multicultural reality in the south of Rotterdam. Respect is shown in a
Van Lieshout version of Gerrit Rietveld's Schr=F6der House, thus
functioning as a comment on the Dutch Pavilion, also designed by
Rietveld.





Alex Cecchetti



In Alex Cecchetti's universe not only are there heroes against the sky
but also saints, wrestlers and children, all engaged in a quest for
knowledge - a mission whose outcome results in questions rather than
answers. In his video works and drawings, Cecchetti pairs harsh violence
with a visionary and poetic aesthetic.



In San Francisco's Trilogy (13' 2001 dvd) Cecchetti plays tribute to St.
Francis of Assisi, the popular and controversial figure from his
homeland, the Italian region of Umbria. The video's three episodes
provide a portrait of the life of the Saint by focusing respectively on
his childhood struggles, the hard clash between pragmatism and
spirituality, and the presumed truthfulness of the miracle. What emerges
is a complex reality composed of a series of unresolved conflicts.



UDONTNEEDTOWORRYABOUTMYYOUTH (7' 2002 dvd)
On an endlessly white salt landscape, under a deep blue sky, two
characters
from an old Western tale meet in the middle of a narrow gangway
(footbridge)
that ends with an old grimy wooden latrine. The protagonists are a 15
year old and a man scarred by time, neither of whom want to let the
other go. The kid makes the first blow and soon they fall off the
footbridge and still fighting, they end in a puddle of salt. When they
awake the next morning, they are dirty and covered in salt and blood.
Whilst sitting by the gangway looking around, a third man comes along in
a wheelchair and wishing to pass them to go to the latrine. They don't
want to let him pass, and turn their head towards the white landscape.
The trigger of a shotgun suddenly arouses their attention. The man in
the wheelchair is carrying a large Winchester over his shoulder. He's
got them covered and at last he can get through and reach the latrine.
The episode ends with a scene of the burning latrine, which was set
alight by the kids and the man. They burn everything, the latrine, the
man, the wheelchair and the shotgun. A fire wheel runs all over the salt
mine, burning like an ancient sun!

King Head Of Elk  (7' 2003 dvd)
50 kids fighting into the woodlands at the ancient game of the tails.
There
will be only one winner in the end. Then images of an empty school.

Location: Smart Cinema
Price: 5.50 Euro
For information please contact Jacco Musper  jacco {AT} smartprojectspace.net



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