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<nettime-ann> Singapore Fling - ANAT catapults artists internationally Media Release

Media Release
For immediate release: 30 June 2008
Apologies for cross posting

**Singapore Fling - ANAT catapults artists internationally**

The Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) is pleased to
announce the following outstanding artists have been selected to
receive Professional Development Travel Grant (PDTG) funding for ISEA
2008 in Singapore.

Priscilla Bracks (QLD) Formally trained in Photography and now
incorporating this with mediums including new media, illustration and
installation, Priscilla explores the interplay between human nature,
society, popular cultures and the environment we inhabit. Her new
illuminated and luscious work Charmed (2007), combines
illustrations/animations with sculptural installation forms designed in
collaboration with Gavin Sade and Matt Dwyer as past of the Experimenta
Play ++ Exhibition.

Narayana Takacs (VIC) A conceptual digital artist with a strong
interest in critical theory, Narayana will be presenting a paper on the
'exctasy of hyperrealism' (sic) analysing the temporal qualities of
digital media, during the Reality Jam Symposium. Narayana's practice
has developed into performative media installations and digital
abstraction with particular interest in notions of digital and post
digital aesthetics.

Priscilla and Narayana will join previous successful PDTG winners
Narinda Reeders (VIC) and Margaret Seymour (NSW) at ISEA.

The Professional Development Travel Grant is ANAT's quick response fund
for Australian artists working in media and emerging fields (resident
in Australia) to attend national and international events that will
further their professional development. Funding is available for travel
and registration fees and applicants must be current financial members
of ANAT.

ISEA, the International Symposium on Electronic Art initiated in 1988,
is the world's premier media arts event for the critical discussion and
showcase of creative productions applying new technologies in
interactive and digital media. Held biannually in various cities
throughout the world, this migratory event is being held in Asia for
the second time in its history, after Singapore successfully secured
this bid. The symposium consists of three aspects of peer-reviewed
conference, internationally juried exhibition and various
in-conjunction and partner events.

For more information on ANAT funding please contact Warren Veljanovski
at or 08 8231 9037.


ANAT is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia
Council its arts funding and advisory body, by
the South Australian Government through Arts SA and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an
initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.

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