Melinda Rackham on Thu, 28 Sep 2006 17:27:19 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> New facilitators @ ANAT Wearables Media Lab


New facilitators confirmed for ANAT Wearables Media Lab

STEPHEN BARRASS (Australia) have been confirmed as facilitators for the
reSkin Media Lab, to be held in Canberra, January 2007. They join the
previously announced team of renowned media artists ELISE CO (USA), JOANNA
BERZOWSKA (Canada) and ALISTAIR RIDDELL (Australia).

SUSAN COHN is an internationally known goldsmith and designer who has
exhibited extensively and is represented in all major Australian gallery
collections. Her many accomplishments include being the first Australian to
have a product manufactured by Alessi. In 2001-2003 the National Gallery of
Australia celebrated her work with a touring survey exhibition.

Born in the former Soviet Union, NIKITA PASHENKOV has lived in the USA since
1991, where he earnt degrees from Princeton and MIT. He worked with the
Aesthetics & Computations Group in the MIT Media Laboratory before moving to
live in Tokyo for 2 years where he won the 2001 Tokyo TDC Award for
Interactive Design. Nikita's work investigates the intersections between
design, programming and electronics technology and has featured in
exhibitions at MoMA (New York), Institute of Contemporary Art (London),
Eyebeam (New York) and Ginza Gallery (Tokyo).

The work of metalsmith CINNAMON LEE focuses on the relationship between the
body and object through interaction. She uses a range of traditional skills
and new processes, most recently working with electric illumination and
rapid prototyping.

STEPHEN BARRASS is Associate Professor in the School of Creative
Communication and co-Director of the Sonic Communications Research Group at
the University of Canberra. His artistic works include animated couches,
haptic poems, edible soundscapes, virtual opshops, symphonic sculptures and
a brain concert.

Facilitators will be working with artists to research, develop and rapid
prototype sensor, time based and reactive clothing, jewellery, shoes, bags,
personal environmental and device designs - anything wearable and
technologically integrated.

ANAT has a limited number of scholarships for participants and funding is
also available through the state based arts funding bodies.

About reSkin
reSkin is an intensive three-week workshop focussing on wearable technology,
embracing the skill-based practices of object, jewellery, fashion design and
media art. The Lab will focus on research and development, experimentation,
collaboration and project development.

January 15 - February 4, 2007
Australian National University, Canberra

How to Apply
reSkin is open to Australian and International artists and designers with at
least 3 years of practice in the fields of jewellery and object design,
textile design, fashion design, media arts, hybrid art and other related

Application guidelines including further details on the Lab, facilitators,
and public outcomes can be downloaded from the reSkin website at:

Applications close Monday 9th October.

Further information:
Alexandra Gillespie
Project Manager reSkin
ANAT Media Arts Lab 2006

Melinda Rackham
ANAT Executive Director
Tel: (08) 8231 9037

The ANAT New Media Lab 2006 reSkin is supported by the Visual Arts and Craft
Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.
reSkin project partners are Australian National University School of Art,
Centre for New Media Arts (ANU), Australian National Museum and Craft

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