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   Salloum video installation at YYZ, opening 9/11                                                                                             

   Opening reception Saturday September 7, 21.00 hrs. | THUG LIFE                  
     "SMART Project Space" <>                              

   Borderpanic Symposium and Tactical Media Lab                                    
     Tracey Benson <>                                        

   Violence - Call for new entries                                                 
     "A Virtual Memorial" <>                                 

   [fao announcer] - dorkbotlondon, this wednesday, 11th September                 
     "Saul Albert" <>                                      

   Robert Atkins lectures on 9/11 this week in Pgh, San Fran                       
     Robert Atkins <>                                      

   CREATIVE TIME presents GARLIC=RICH AIR                                          
     " shulea  cheang" <>                                        

   Invitation Bauhaus Kolleg Serve City Presentation                               
     "Lenssen Ute" <>                                       

   MelbourneDAC: submissions closing                                               
     Adrian Miles <>                                              

   promotion of the book Understanding the Balkans                                 
     Misko <>                                                    

   GENERATOR - 14 - 29 September 2002 - SPACEX at the Liverpool Biennial                                                               

   THE INDIVIDUAL PROTEST/The Pudas BOX                                            
     Nils Claesson <>                                                    

   e.g.ø live :: Geneva :: 12 Sept                                                 
     =?iso-8859-1?q?Anti-Edipo=20Mille=20Piani?= <>        

   [transmediale] salon: Underground Zero, Mittwoch, 11. September 2002            
     Andreas Broeckmann <>                                    

   Re: Invitation: Investing in England's Northwest                                
     "Lachlan Brown" <>                                            


Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2002 02:57:12 EDT
Subject: Salloum video installation at YYZ, opening 9/11

everything and nothing
(and other works from the ongoing video installation untitled, 1999-2002)

Jayce Salloum

YYZ Artists' Outlet
September 11 - October 26

Opening Wednesday September 11, 7:00 PM

An ongoing multi-channel video installation continuing Jayce Salloum's
series of projects addressing social and political realities and
representations. It focuses on borders, nationalisms, movements, and
subjectivities, and the conditions of living between polarities of
culture, geography, history, and ideology. This installation takes the
approach of an active site, a living archive for the viewer to spend time
in. Tapes presented were produced in or around Beirut; Badawwi and the
Sabra& Shatilla refugee camps, Lebanon;  Ljubjana; Zagreb; Sarajevo;
Belgade; Skopje; Paris; New York; Vienna;  Vancouver and points
in-between. Both audio and visual are presented in a setting that
encourages viewers to relax and engage with the material at will.

YYZ Artists' Outlet
401 Richmond St. W., Suite 140
Toronto, ONT
M5V3A8   Canada  
ph: (416) 598-4546


Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2002 17:23:29 +0200
From: "SMART Project Space" <>
Subject: Opening reception Saturday September 7, 21.00 hrs. | THUG LIFE

SMART Project Space | 1e Constantijn Huygensstraat 20, Amsterdam=
requests the pleasure of your company at the exhibition opening of:

THUG LIFE | September 8 - October 13
Artists: Darren Almond | Craig Bell | Mark Dean | Marco Cops | Malachi =
Farrell |
Martin Healy | Richard Menken | Roy Villevoye
curated by Thomas Peutz

Opening Saturday September 7, 21.00 hrs.

Thug life is the acronym for The Hate U Give Little Infants Fucks =
Everyone, once etched across the stomach of the exalted dead rapper Tupac
Shakur. = A sort of prince of paupers, Shakur is the conflicted metaphor
of buoyant hopefulness and the desperate hopelessness that marks the outer
= perimeters of the panorama of despair. Despite competing discourses he
embraced and =

exposed the tragedies of the ghetto to a global audience, with a
pronouncedly social and political bent. A generation of disenfranchised
youth have been shaped by problems of the inner city, of relocation and
growing up in poverty, simultaneously embracing destructiveness and
resistance. In the effort to validate ones existence, the edifying and the
= terrifying pull in two different directions - one constructive and
empowering, the other hedonistic and nihilistic. The exhibition Thug life
departs at = this intersection, with works of art that dare to wrestle
with the beautiful = and uneasy questions of existence and human frailty.
Mark Dean sets the precedence for the exhibition presenting a mute and
chilling video work lasting 8 hours - the hours of sleep - in which =
paternal love and tenderness are acutely questioned and left vulnerable.
Refuge = is not to be found in the installation piece by Malachi Farrell,
known for = his didactic critique of social and political structures. A
constructor of stories, he employs the use of electronic and mechanical
devices to = forge 'Fish Flag Mourant'. Electronic music resounds while
dying mechanical = fish flap on the floor amidst debris and acid. Farrell
takes his audience on = a journey to the edge of poisonous waters, where
civilisation seeks to = destroy what it once thought to be beautiful. An
agonising process of waiting = and incarceration is transmitted live via
satellite from an empty prison = cell to the exhibition space in the work
of Darren Almond. Martin Healy offers = his audience a video installation
'Little Devils'. Healy has isolated = fragments from 3 films in which the
central character is played by a male child possessed by evil powers. He
has captured the moment in which each boy = fixes the camera with a cold
stare. In addition, the title references media rhetoric often used when
describing child offenders. The Hate U Give Little Infants Fucks Everyone
is an eloquent reflection = and artistic exploration of human survival and
frailty and the vulnerability = of love.

Sponsored by: Gemeente Amsterdam, Mondriaan Stichting,  Beam Systems, =

SMART Project Space |
Exhibition Space & Cinema: 1e Const. Huygensstraat 20  
Opening times: Tues-Sat from 12.00-22.00, Sun from 14.00-22.00 hrs.
Mail to: P.O.Box 15004, NL-1001 MA Amsterdam
Phone: +31 20 427.5951 / 427.5952
Fax.: +31 20 427.5953

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Date: Sat, 07 Sep 2002 08:45:53 +1000
From: Tracey Benson <>
Subject: Borderpanic Symposium and Tactical Media Lab

Please circulate widely

PS: it is worth mentioning that the opening of the Borderpanic exhibition 
at The Performance Space on Thursday 5 September was an unparalleled 
success, attracting the biggest audience EVER...........

- --------------------------------------------------------------------->

Dear Colleague,

I'm writing to notify you about the upcoming Borderpanic Symposium.

The BORDERPANIC Symposium brings together lawyers, thinkers ans activists
speaking about the current preoccupation with geopolitical and
metaphorical borders. Julian Burnside QC, Dr Ghassan Hage, Dr Nikos
Papastergiadis Dr Suvendrini Perera and Cathy Craigie will be questioning
the media rush on border security.

The Museum of Contemporary Art is hosting the symposium in association
with the current Reporting the World: John Pilger's Great Eyewitness
Photographers exhibition. Borderpanic Symposium - Sunday 22nd September,
11am-5pm. Tickets are $65/$50 MCA Members and Ambassadors / $35
Concession. Bookings essential on 9252-4033.

The Borderpanic Tactical Media Lab is also on the 21 and 22 September at
the Museum of Contemporary Art.

For further information visit the Borderpanic website:
Best, Zina Kaye & Deborah KellyCurators


Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2002 09:35:59 +0200
From: "A Virtual Memorial" <>
Subject: Violence - Call for new entries

A Virtual Memorial
in collaboration with
Violence Online Festival -

a) Call for new entries
b) Featured artists of this week
a) Call for entries

'Violence Online Festival'
in co-operation with 'A Virtual Memorial'
is looking for new artists!

Encouraged by the success of 'Violence Online Festival', initiated,
developed and curated as an independant New Media art project by Agricola
de Cologne, media artist and curator, on invitation and occasion of
Violens Festival Tabor (CZ)(17-31 August 2002), the project will be
continued as an ongoing environment, in order to be presented on virtual
and physical exhibitions and festivals.

In September 2002, Violence Online Festival is featured project on A
Virtual Memorial, on occasion of the 1st return
of the terrorist attack in USA 2001.

In addition to the base of about 150 artists of 30 countries Violence
Online Festival is looking from now on continuously for artists reflecting
the phenomenon "Violence" by using Old or New Media.

For the new event connected project versions of Violence Online Festival,
artists of all kinds of disciplines are cordially invited to participate
und submit either net based works or physical art works to be submitted as
digital files, i.e. poems, texts, paintings, videos, documenation,
photographs, etc

All kind of artistic approaches and views on the subject are welcome.

*Festival Statement: 'Art and violence both seem to stem from the
abstract: that place beyond logic, the realm of the emotion. When they
intersect we are simultaneously repelled and attracted, frightened and
excited. Historically this meeting has been wrought with complexity, and
as cultural violence in every society increases, we are prevented by
paranoia, censorship and ethical demands from asking, and sometimes even
posing, some of the most important questions violence and art together and
separately produce: how is violence represented, and what or how much of
it do we need to resist the cultivation of fear and the encouragement of
dependency? Is violence a tool, a process or a result? When are artistic
portrayals of violence justifiable? As intellectual exercise, ritual, or
spiritual enhancement? For other purposes? Or are they never justifiable?
Is violence in art an action, reaction, or reflection? '

**The art works can be submitted
a) net based works as URL

b) any other kind of art work as
following digital file typs:

text:.txt, .doc, plain email text
image:.jpg,.gif, .png
sound: mp3
video/animation: .swf (Flash), .dcr (Shockwave), .mov (Quicktime), .avi
(Windows Video), .rm (Real Video)
(no more than 2MB for each submitted work)

**Please fill out this Entry Form, all items are mandatory:

Name of artist

Short CV (to be published) not more than 250 words

Title of works

year of origin
used media of original work
submitted format of digital work

**Please send the form together with the media files to

Only complete filled out submission will be accepted.
An art base will be installed, including all artist's works going seriously
down to the subject of "Violence",
which will form the basis for selecting art works
to be included either temporarily or for permanent in future versions of
Violence Online Festival.

The location of all future versions of "Violence Online Festival" will be
futher .
As soon as a new project version will be available
the old one will be replaced by the newer one.

Violence Online Festival
Featured artists of 2nd week of September 2002:

Gabriel Otero (Colombia)

Ventsislav Zankov (Bulgaria)

Peter Jacobi (Germany/Romania)

Xavier Leton (France)

Steve Badley/Tim Nohe (USA)

Fatima Lasay (Philippines)

Coco Gordon (USA)

Shira Z. Carmel (Israel)

Jerzy Kolasinski (Canada)

Renee Kellner (Austria)

In September 2002
A Virtual Memorial - is host of

Violence Online Festival

Copyright © 2000-2002 by Agricola de Cologne.
All rights reserved.


Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2002 12:05:16 -0700
From: "Saul Albert" <>
Subject: [fao announcer] - dorkbotlondon, this wednesday, 11th September

9 out of 11 owners said that going to Dorkbotlondon is better than staying
in and watching TV.

next meeting
7pm, wednesday 11th september, the boxing club, limehouse town hall



- - Charles and Tien from will talk about 'alpha 3.5',
their server-crushing project.
- - Beatrice Gibson from will talk about her telematic
auntie, and other nungu projects
- - Duncan Whitley and Christian Nold will present 'Fuelair', a project
to transmit audio from inside a petrol bomb.

- - opendork. Got something interesting you're working on? Bring it, and show
it to us.

the boxing club,
limehouse town hall,
646 commercial rd,
london, e14 7ha
tel: 020 79870655


[ ]

by tube
limehouse dlr from bank or tower gateway

by bus
15 from trafalgar sq
115 from aldgate
d6 from hackney
d3 from bethnal green

get onto commercial road and travel east from aldgate or whitechapel. keep
going until you pass limehouse dlr on your right (you go under the dlr train
bridge) and you'll see a modern red brick church also on the right, then a
pair of esso stations on either side of the street, then the library with a
statue of clement atlee in front of it, then you'll see the town hall, with
the limehouse hawksmoor church behind it. at this point you should get off
the bus/out of the car and come ring on the "boxing club" bell.

.........dorkbot: people doing strange things with electricity..........


Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 05:33:01 -0400
From: Robert Atkins <>
Subject: Robert Atkins lectures on 9/11 this week in Pgh, San Fran

Wednesday, 9/11, 4-5:30pm, the Singleton Rooom in the Student Union on the
Carnegie Mellon campus in Oakland (Pittsburgh). Free. 7:30pm Atkins will
moderate a Town Meeting re 9/11 in McConomy Hall.

Thursday, 9/12, 7pm, in Timken Lecture Hall on the  CCAC
campus (1111 Eighth Street--just off 16th Street and Irwin Street) in San
Francisco. This is located at the base of Potrero Hill. Free.  for further
info: 415-551-9251.


In the wake of September 11th, we are awash in government- and mass media
rhetoric about "patriotism," "sacrifice," and "change." Many of these
representations serve to further the already-defined agenda of those in
power, rather than to promote discussion and democracy. Art's role in
crisis--if it is regarded as relevant at all--is seen as entirely

Crisis creates pressures to dispense with business-as-usual, sometimes
revealing the real (cultural) fissures of the day. In terms of arts
practice, we might consider such questions as: What does community mean in a
Western culture of increasing transience, materialism and diminishing public
space? Given the apotheosis of the artist as an individual genius for the
past 500 years, is the very idea of post-Renaissance art involving community
a contradiction in terms? Why have exemplars of community-minded, often
public art been excluded from the art-historical canon? (Consider the
performances of Suzanne Lacy, the confrontational AIDS-activist works by the
Gran Fury collective and many others, and even Joseph Beuys's founding of
the Free University in 1972.)  What effective community-oriented initiatives
have been created online? What catalytic or symbol-making role can artists
play in times of crisis? How can critical works find their place in an
entertainment-oriented museum culture? And in an increasingly monolithic,
mass-media age how can the arts promote the emergence of diverse and
independent voices?

This illustrated lecture will address these matters, tracing the
post-sixties history of activist art and the emergence of organizations such
as Artists Call Against U.S. Intervention in Central America and Visual
AIDS, as a backdrop for considering both current cultural conditions and
artistic practice. The evolving interpretations--and use and abuse--of
recent representations of September 11th related to its one-year
commemoration will also be discussed.

ROBERT ATKINS, a New York-based art historian and writer, is the initiator
of 911‹THE SEPTEMBER 11 PROJECT: Cultural Intervention in Civic Society
( and a founder of Visual AIDS, the group that
originated Day Without Art and the Red Ribbon. .  A former columnist for The
Village Voice, he is currently working on an anthology of his writing called
"Eye/I Witness: Art Writing as Activism, Criticism and Reportage." A
contributor to more than 100 publications throughout the world, he has
received awards for art criticism from the NEA, Manufacturers Hanover Bank
and, last year, the first Penny McCall Award for achievement in the visual
arts. He is the author of the best-selling "ArtSpeak: A Guide to
Contemporary Ideas, Movements and Buzzwords," its companion "ArtSpoke: A
Guide to Modern Ideas, Movements and Buzzwords 1848-1944," and "From Media
to Metaphor: Art About AIDS," the book accompanying the exhibition of the
same name, the first travelling museum show of its kind.

Atkins has taught at numerous universities and art schools, most recently
the Rhode Island School of Design, and is a Fellow at the STUDIO for
Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University. Founding editor of Artery:
The AIDS-Arts Forum (, media-arts editor for
The Media Channel (,  he also founded, in 1995, the
City University of New York-sponsored TalkBack! A Forum for Critical
Discourse (, the first American online
journal about online art. From 1996-98,  he held the position of
editor-in-chief of the Arts Technology Entertainment Network, a New York
Times start-up company producing arts programming for the Internet and cable
TV. And  He has also curated exhibitions for far-flung venues including  the
Sao Paulo Bienal, the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, and the
Sagacho Exhibition Space in Tokyo.


Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 06:17:20 -0400
From: " shulea  cheang" <>

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Creative Time is pleased to present GARLIC=RICH AIR (,
the second and third phases of St(r)eaming the Fields, a field harvesting and
public network project conceived by Shu Lea Cheang with funding provided by
the ìChallenge to the Fieldî award from Lyn Blumenthal Memorial Fund for
Independent Media.

In a fictional "after the crash" scenario, organic garlic has been recently
ordained as new social currency,  serving as "credito" for a global shared
network. In the first phase of this project, Cheang organized the harvesting
of 10,000 garlic plants, cultivated by organic farmer Tovey Halleck in upstate
New York, by generations of old and new media artists this summer.  These
organic cloves, which took 10 years to cultivate, constitutes the garlic
standard in this artist initiated economy.


Starting September 1st, the garlic credito trading system launched at where market denominators include digital bytes, bandwidth,
domains, URLs, network, system and software.  This second phase of the project
invites the public to join the GARLIC CREDITO TRUEQUE CLUB by signing up for
online trading in the digital commons at (Please use netscape 6.0 or
ie 5.x to access.)  Members accrue garlic credito by investing digital images,
programming code scripts and other virtual items for trade.  In this
participatory economy, the value of the credito is created by the Trueque Club

Wireless network nodes as Mobile Urban Farm Stands

Once the valuation of the garlic credit has been established, the third phase
of the project focuses on enacting a virtual to physical commodities exchange
through New York Cityís wi-fi network.  On September 27, 28, 29, 2002 a
designer truck equipped with loads of garlic and wireless technology will
serve as a mobile urban farm stand.  The truck will utilize selected New York
City wireless network nodes for online and onsite street trading activities.
Members of online credito trueque club can exchange virtual garlic  with
edible organic garlic at the designated truck posts. Passersby will also be
welcome to participate in garlic trading with their own offers.  Creative Time
will host the truck in DUMBO on the occasion of the Consuming Places
exhibition.  GARLIC=RICH AIR will be running concurrently with Marjectica
Potrcís Urban Independent workshop that further explores models of
participatory urban planning, discusses possible implications for their
communities, and considers future scenarios for applications in New York City.

Mobile Urban Farm Stand locations:
9-27-2002		9am-11am, New York Stock Exchange,
9-27-2002		12pm-3pm, Bryant Park New York Public Library
9-27-2002		5pm-7pm, Malcolm X BLVD at W.126 St. Harlem
9-28-2002		9am-1pm, Union Square Farmer's market
9-28-2002		3pm-6pm, 16 Main Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn
9-29-2002		3pm-8pm, Tompkins Square Park


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Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 12:04:19 +0200
From: "Lenssen Ute" <>
Subject: Invitation Bauhaus Kolleg Serve City Presentation

Dear friends,

the 3. Bauhaus Kolleg Serve City is nearing its end, and you are cordially
invited to attend the final presentation of  the 3rd trimester projects on
September 13, 2002 from 1.30 pm until 8.00 pm in the Bauhaus Auditorium.

During the last  3 months in the Bauhaus and before that on a 10-day
excursion to Sydney  we have researched the impact of information and
communication technology on the urban fabric of Sydney. After a decade of
statements that the new information technology will change our cities, the
question is still open how that will materialise.

Key questions are:  Is there a chance or need for architecture and urbanism
to react or support this development? How will the organisation process of
the service industries shape the cities and can we plan urban conditions
according to these phenomena?

Please join us for an insightful discussion of these topics in the
Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, Gropiusallee 38, 06468 Dessau
on September 13, 2002 . The day will end with refreshments and music on the
Bauhaus stage  open ended!

For those who cannot be with us in person there is of course ICT!
The presentation will be broadcast life on the Internet at

I am looking forward to welcoming you

Ute Lenssen

Bauhaus Dessau Foundation
Project Manager

Gropiusallee 38
06846 Dessau

Tel: ++49 (0)340-6508-402,
Fax: ++49 (0)340-6508-404

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Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 12:28:05 +0200
From: Adrian Miles <>
Subject: MelbourneDAC: submissions closing

Apologies for any cross posting that may occur.
This announcement may be of interest to some list members.

if you are intending to submit an abstract for the 2003 Digital Arts 
and Culture conference then please note:
deadline is september 15th.

the submission site is now open, it is available from the submission link on

if you intend to submit but need an extension of time, or read this 
after Sept. 15 then PLEASE contact to 

- ----------
keywords: Augmented Reality, Cyberculture, Electronic Fiction, 
Electronic Music, Electronic Nonfiction, Electronic Poetry, 
Electronic Spatiality, Electronic Temporality, Flash Fiction, Flash 
Nonfiction, Games Culture, Games Sociology, Games System Design, 
Games Theory , Hypertext Literature  , Hypertext Theory , Interactive 
Architecture, Interactive Cinema and Video  , Interactive Graphic 
Narrative, Interactive Performance, MOOs, MUDs, RPG, Networked 
Improvisation, Networked performance, Streaming Narrative, Time Based 
Interactive Media, Virtual Reality, Virtual Worlds

adrian miles

Adrian Miles Conference Chair

Antoanetta Ivanova Conference Producer

end of announcement


Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 15:40:16 +0200
From: Misko <>
Subject: promotion of the book Understanding the Balkans

The Contemporary Arts Center  - Skopje 
cordially invites you to attend the promotion of the book 


Thursday, 19. september 2002 at 20:00 hrs.

CIX Gallery, 
Orce Nikolov 109, 
1000 Skopje

The promoters of the project and book: Melentie Pandilovski, Bojan Ivanov, Branislav Sarkanjac, 
and Zoran Petrovski. 

Texts by: 
Edi MUKA, Gezim QENDRO, Luchezar BOYADJIEV, Alexander KIOSSEV, Dostena ANGUELOVA - Lavergne,
Dragana ZAREVAC, Stevan VUKOVIC, Ferid MUHI, Bojan IVANOV, Branislav SARKANJAC, 

- --------------------------------------------------------------

Coordinator of the project
- - Melentie Pandilovski

Program commitee
- - Melentie Pandilovski, art historian
- - Bojan Ivanov, art historian
- - Branislav Sarkanjac Ph.D., philosopher
- - Zoran Petrovski, art historian

General Idea of the project

The rapid changes that the countries of South-East Europe are confronted with make it a necessity and
essential challenge to perform a certain "archaeological cut" through the different heterogeneous layers
of the Balkan region. Therefore the international Conference UNDERSTANDING THE BALKANS is
conceived as a challenge to examining the alteration stratum of the Balkans, concentrating strongly on
questions of society, culture, art, and history. Reflections and analysis dedicated to these complex issues
are examined during the Conference. 

UNDERSTANDING THE BALKANS in this goal attempted to focus on examining the intersection of the acquired
codes in the social, historical, cultural context we have used on the Balkans in our immediate past, as well as
in considering the changes through which our societies, and culture, are undergoing over the past decades. 

 Themes to be discussed 

1. Codes Not Understood: Reasons and Consequences
2. Identities: Creation and Use
3. Mediated Images: Theory and Creation
4. Networks: New Quality or Redundant Accumulation

The poject was supported by: 
Foundation Open Society Institute Macedonia
European Cultural Foundation
Pro Helvetia Réseaux Est-Ouest

- --------------------- Original Message Ends --------------------

- -------------------------------------------------------
Melentie Pandilovski
Contemporary Arts Center  - Skopje
Orce Nikolov 109, 1000 Skopje
Republic of Macedonia
Tel/Fax: +389.2.133.541
Tel/Fax: +389.2.214.495
Mobile: +389.70.217.075
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Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 15:14 +0100
Subject: GENERATOR - 14 - 29 September 2002 - SPACEX at the Liverpool Biennial

14 - 29 September 2002

SPACEX at the Liverpool Biennial
56 Wood Street, Liverpool L1 4AQ

Artists: Mark Bowden, Stuart Brisley, Angus Fairhurst, Alec Finlay, Tim
Head, Jeff Instone, Zoë Irvine, Sol LeWitt, limbomedia, Alex McLean,
Netochka Nezvanova, Yoko Ono, Organogenesis Inc, Colin Sackett, Cornelia
Sollfrank, STAR & monkeys from Paignton Zoo, Joanna Walsh, Adrian Ward

Organised by SPACEX and STAR, with support from the Afoundation, the
Institute of Digital Art & Technology and the National Touring Programme of
the Arts Council of England.

GENERATOR presents a series of 'self-generating' projects, incorporating
digital media, instruction and participation pieces, drawing machines,
experimental literature and music technologies. All work is produced 'live',
in real-time, with some elements continuing indefinitely. 'Generative art'
is a term generally used to refer to any practice where the artist creates a
process, such as a set of natural language rules, a computer program, a
machine, or other procedural invention, which is then set into motion with
some degree of autonomy, contributing to or resulting in a completed work of
art. After the initial parameters have been set the process of production is
unsupervised, and, as such, 'self-organising' and 'time-based'.

One aim of the exhibition is to frame the emerging art practice of computer
software programming within a context of conceptual art. Without a critical
awareness of how and by whom programs are written, much so-called 'digital
art' is effectively an unacknowledged collaboration with corporate software,
where the apparent freedom to manipulate data is entirely governed by the
pre-determined rules of the code. By writing their own code, in programming
languages like Perl, RealBASIC or C, software artists such as Alex McLean,
Cornelia Sollfrank, Joanna Walsh, Adrian Ward or Netochka Nezvanova, are
able not only to by-pass the media monopoly of corporate software but to
create their own generative algorithms that function within the basic
'grammar' of the computer operating system itself.

GENERATOR also presents a series of new commissions by renowned conceptual
artists. Sol LeWitt has made a new bookwork, entitled Chicago, which he
describes as "a serial variation using found postcards of Chicago, showing
the city during day and night". Co-founder of the Fluxus movement, Yoko Ono
presents a number of participation pieces, using simple scores with
instructions for participants to generate the work. In Angus Fairhurst's
piece Fainter and Fainter high street banks are called up and played back
previous calls, until the system becomes chaotic. He also presents two new
drawing pieces, inviting the audience to follow a simple set of instructions
to produce the work. Stuart Brisley's collaboration with Adrian Ward,
Ordure, presents a giant digital image of detritus that slowly turns to
dust, pixel by pixel, the more it is viewed, only renewing itself when left
alone. Tim Head presents two new code-based, digital works that continue his
exploration of the physical composition of the computer screen itself and
the nature of electronic space.

In both conceptual and software art, the 'concept' (or formal instructions)
is the actual material of the work, and the physical appearance or outcome
is thus incidental to the execution of the 'plan' or notation. As with
literature, the work is primarily concerned with the uses of language, and
thus not bound to objects or sites. GENERATOR also presents a number of
experimental text-based works. Jeff Instone's collaborative project with
Joanna Walsh, Oulibot, is an internet-based 'web-crawler' inspired by OuLiPo
(Ouvroir de Litterature Potentielle), a group of experimental writers and
mathematicians who worked within literary constraints. Alec Finlay presents
Irish (2), in collaboration with photographer, Guy Moreton, and sound
artist, Zoe Irvine, a sequel to Irish, his collaboration with Sol LeWitt,
based around different translations of the same poem by Paul Celan. Colin
Sackett's prose work Essayes has been re-arranged according to the rule of
'extent' while the online version, extendedessayes, uses the same rule, but
invites contributions from the public. As part of the Vivaria project, the
research group STAR work with Sulawesi crested macaques in a live web-link
to Paignton Zoo, inviting monkeys to re-write the complete works of
Shakespeare online.

Other projects include Mark Bowden's Polymorph, a machine that acts as a
physical interface between mechanical and digital systems, presented in
collaboration with limbomedia, and Organogenesis Inc's Integument, a
step-by-step bio-tech guide to growing the surface area of your own body, in

For further information please contact


Tom Trevor at Spacex Gallery, +44 (0)1392 431786
Mike Hurst at the A Foundation, +44 (0)151 236 8006


Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 18:48:54 +0300
From: Nils Claesson <>


The Pudas BOX 

Welcome to opening 14/9 12 00 to 17 00 

The aim is to investigate the individual protest and put in relationship to 
collective struggle. 
The centerpiece of the show is a standardized box. 
The box can be used as a vehicle for an individual protest. 
The box is a sculpture inspired by a real event 1982 when a taxi driver from 
Tornedalen ( the bilingual district of Sweden neighboring Finland ) got his 
permission to drive taxi withdrawn by the local municipality. 
During the winter 1982-83 the taxi driver Folke Pudas committed a hunger strike 
in a box in the center of Stockholm, to figth for his rigths. 
Folke Pudas won the battle and got support from the European Court in 
During the exhibition it will be possible to book the box for an individual 
Already the chairman of the swedish artist assosiation has booked time. 
His protest will be for the rigth of an artist to live on his work. 
So dont hesitate. 

Nils Claesson 
For booking please mail: 
Or phone +46 70 632 93 69 

ID:I galleri 
Tjärhovsgatan 19 
116 28 Stockholm 

open: thursdays to sundays 13-17 

Tel: 0046 73 705 20 67 
ID:I gallery is an artist run space. It is totally financed by the members. 
No grants what so ever are ever accepted to run the gallery. 
Independece is a top-priority. 


Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2002 20:29:09 +0200 (CEST)
From: =?iso-8859-1?q?Anti-Edipo=20Mille=20Piani?= <>
Subject: e.g.ø live :: Geneva :: 12 Sept

e.g.ø  .live


:..:. e.g.ø live at Analix Forever Gallery
   .. Geneva 11 & 12 September

:..:: A process of sound generation: 
   .. e.g.ø music with visual_artist Carlo Zanni 
                        ] [
   .: From icon-portraits to sound 
           ] [
   :. during the opening of 'Italian Boys' exhibition
   :: 11 & 12 September 
      || h 18:00 - 20:00 
      || free admission

:.:.. Wi-fi available with 802.11b-compliant laptops
   .. wireless network open node provided by
   .: Come with your laptop to join the network
   :. set your wireless card ssid =

:.:.: Analix Forever Gallery
   .. 25, rue de l'Arquebuse
   .: Geneva, 1204 
   :. Switzerland


If you come with your laptop or 
with an empty CD you can get 
free e.g.ø sounds. The performance
will be also streamed through the web.


Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2002 13:18:42 +0200
From: Andreas Broeckmann <>
Subject: [transmediale] salon: Underground Zero, Mittwoch, 11. September 2002

transmediale salon:

Underground Zero - a collaborative video art project

Mittwoch / Wednesday, 11. September 2002, 19 - 22 Uhr

Podewil, Klosterstr.68-70, Berlin-Mitte
Reservierungen: 030-2474 9777

Eintritt: EUR 5 (Kombiticket mit "Musik im Klub": EUR 8)

(in Englischer Sprache)

Eine Woche nach den Ereignissen des 11. September 2001 riefen die Filmemacher
Jay Rosenblatt und Caveh Zahedi über 150 Experimental- und Dokumentarfilmer an,
um sie zu bitten, einen Beitrag zu einem kollektiven Filmprojekt zu machen, das
sich auf das Attentat und seine Nachwirkungen bezieht. Diese beiden Programme,
bestehend aus insgesamt 31 Arbeiten, sind das Resultat: Jedes Video zeigt einen
ganz individuellen Blick auf die Geschehnisse, dabei variierend zwischen
persönlichem Statement und sachlicher Beobachtung.
Die zweiteilige Kompilation "Underground 0" verflacht dabei nicht zur Anklage,
sondern deckt ein ganzes Spektrum von Reaktionen und Haltungen innerhalb und
ausserhalb der USA ab, die durch ihre Vielfältigkeit und Expressivität zur
Auseinandersetzung anregen.

[English:] Filmmakers Jay Rosenblatt and Caveh Zahedi contacted artist
colleagues right after 9-11 and put together a two-part programme of 31
individual video works that reflect the events around the attack on the
WTC. Without bland accusations, Underground Zero represents a wide spectrum
of reactions and attitudes in and outside the USA.

The complete programme ist available at
Das komplette Programm finden Sie auf

danach im PODEWIL:

Musik im Klub: Berlin meets ...
grundrauschen (Berlin) meets ground fault recordings (San Francisco)
Niels Loewenhardt, Scott Arfords, Randy H.Y. Yau, Michael Contreras

LOE ist Niels Loewenhardts durch zarte Popsounds beeinflußtes Knusper-Projekt
(neben *lol*). Scharfe Schnipsel rascheln im geordneten Chaos und wühlen sich
durch dunkel atmosphärische Flächen. Harmonische Fetzen öffnen die Tracks zu
einem dreidimensionalen, filigranen Klangmonster.
Unendlich komplex und gleichzeitig unveränderlich ist Scott Arfords
audiovisuelle Arbeit. Der Block aus Sound und Image ist nur in den kleinsten
Teilen wahrnehmbar - als Beweis, daß Unendlichkeit aus endlichen Teilen
Arfords schafft Einheiten aus der Reibungselektrizität von Radio und TV,
magnetischen und elektrischen Störungen. Ein Berlin-Debüt.
Während seiner Europa-Tour präsentiert Randy H.Y. Yau seine berüchtigte
Mega-Mouth-Performance: reines Feedback, orale Ausbrüche und räumliche
Bewegungen mit dem elektronisch veränderten Kinderspielzeug "Mega Mouth".
MK9, das neue Projekt von Michael Contreras, bringt die facettenreichen Aspekte
von negativen Gefühlszuständen via Klang in Zusammenhang mit der menschlichen
Psyche: aufgeladenes Brummen, pulsierende Frequenzen, verzerrte Vocals und
Flüstern, überlagert von Visuals.,

Next dates:

transmediale salon: Geoff Cox - the dialectics of generative art
Freitag, 4. Oktober 2002, 20.00 Uhr

transmediale salon: City of Waves - Montreal media festival
Mittwoch, 9. Oktober 2002, 20.00 Uhr
in Kooperation mit Urban Drift

Kroatische Kulturwochen im Podewil
Freitag, 18. Oktober 2002, ab 18.00 Uhr
Diskussion: Balkans: From Metaphor Towards Political Praxis
MaMa, Egoboo.bits, Theorie, Politik, ...

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transmediale.03 - Play Global! - 1-5 february 2003
international media art festival berlin
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transmediale - Klosterstr.68-70 - 10179 Berlin
tel. 030-247219-07 (fax -09)
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international media art festival berlin


Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2002 17:56:06 +0000
From: "Lachlan Brown" <>
Subject: Re: Invitation: Investing in England's Northwest

For Nettimes economic development digest.
Forgive me for marketing North West England
but we did bring you a couple of Industrial 
Revolutions. [hit return]

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From: events <>
Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2002 14:25:02 +0100 
To: events <>
Subject: Invitation: Investing in England's Northwest

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> > 
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> > Olympic gold medal winner, Roger Black will give a presentation on
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> > the North West Equity Fund and the Cumbria Tourist Board.
> > 
> > Venue:		Aintree Race Course, Merseyside
> > Date:		4 October 2002 
> > Time:		9.30am - 2.00pm (including lunch)
> > 
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