announcer on Fri, 17 Jul 1998 18:44:22 +0200 (MET DST)

[Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

<nettime> announcer 043

NETTIME'S WEEKLY ANNOUNCER - every friday into your inbox
send your PR to in time!

1...michael alstad........control/mutate
2...Jasper van den Brink..PARK PICT MUSEUM Invitation
3...Jon Thomson...........triggerhappy
4...Melentie Pandilovski..Achilles' heel
5...David Garcia..........N5M3
6...Yukiko Shikata........CyGnet starts late July
7...Melentie Pandilovski..New SCCA - Skopje site on the Net


Subject: control/mutate
Date: Sun, 05 Jul 1998 13:19:38 +0000
From: michael alstad <>

control/mutate is an artsite that responds to biotechnologies that are
affecting not only the physical environment but also human capacity to
respond in congruity with an artifical world that seems to fade too soon
to be decoded. The site reveals the artists individual responses to this
technology & the ethical implications often ignored by science in the
quest for the industrialization of DNA. contol/mutate was created by
Toronto artists Michael Alstad and Harold Alegria-Ortiz for the REM
group show at the Modern Fuel Gallery in Kingston.


Date: Sat, 11 Jul 1998 17:33:48 +0100
From: Jasper van den Brink <>
Subject: PARK PICT MUSEUM Invitation


It's really quite simple.
A sequence of images can tell a story. Like in comicbooks, animation films
and photo-novel's, separate images can tell a lot. But when you place them
behind each other, they tell you even more!

What is the PICT Museum?
The members and friends of PARK proberly allready now about it. Since
januari 1998 there is a brand new museum on website
Every day the 'PICT Museum' shows a picture on the first page of the PARK
TV website. Every day another picture made by known and onknown artists.

How do you make a PARK PICT Serie for the PICT Museum?
- The pictures can be selfmade, found, bought, obtained etc.
- The intention is, when you place the pictures behind each other, they
tell a story. (like an animation)
- The serie should be 7 images. No more, no less.
- The pictures should be digital (gif/jpg). Deliver them on a floppy or by
Email. (adress below)

What is the 'Gif Depot'?
The Gif Depot is the meeting place of the 'Moving Gifs'. You can view the
series after they have been exhibited on the first page of the PARK website.

Who made a serie for the PICT Museum?
Chiel van Zelst, Bret Kommerij, Elisa van Schie, Captain Video, Nepco,
Harco Haagsma, Martin Takken, Dick Tuinder, Paul Graham, Maarten Ploeg,
Jasper van den Brink, Beau Tardy, W139, Elisa van Schie, Jos houweling,
Peter Mertens, Wiel Seuskens, Peter Luining, Nourdin en Jesse and Linda van

When you make a serie, you will get an allowance.

Do you want to make a serie for the PARK PICT Museum?

PARK 4DTV Amsterdam
Korte Leidse dwarsstraat 12
1017 RC Amsterdam
Tel/Fax: +31 20 4211 841


Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 03:57:13 +0100
From: (Jon Thomson)
Subject: triggerhappy

TRIGGER HAPPY.  Jon Thomson & Alison Craighead.
Thomson and Craighead  have been using the Internet as a place to site work
since 1996 and present their latest project, 'Trigger Happy' at
<>.   Trigger Happy, has been shown as a gallery
installation in Germany and England and is now available online as
originally conceived.  Its format will be familiar to anyone who has
encountered that early arcade game, Space Invaders combining an absurd
quest for information with an old-fashioned shoot-em-up computer game. In
this, it accurately reflects, and  comments upon, the electronic
environment in which we live, work and play. "In effect", the artists say,
"'Trigger Happy' becomes a folly. A self-defeating environment looking at
the relationship between hypertext, authorship and the individual." They
cleverly recontextualise existing representations and subject them to
active manipulation on the part of the viewer, who becomes an unwitting
participant in a meaningless game of "info-war".

-taken from the press release by Michael Gibbs.

To use Trigger Happy, you must have the shockwave plug-in installed.
Trigger Happy is best viewed with Netscape 4 or later.
Archived projects by Thomson & Craighead can be seen by pointing at

Made with support from The Arts Council of England


Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 11:50:31 GMT
From: Melentie Pandilovski <>
Subject: Achilles' heel

The Soros Center for Contemporary Arts - Skopje, Macedonia
has the pleasure to invite you to the video performance:


of the artist Monika Moteska

on Wednesday, 15. July 1998, 10:00 - 11:00 PM
at the 		CIX gallery
Orce Nikolov, 109, Skopje


Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 16:05:02 +0100
From: David Garcia <>
Subject: N5M3

The third Next 5 Minutes, an Amsterdam based conference on tactical
communications culture, featuring  DIY media, dissident art and electronic
media activists, from around the world, will take place on the 12, 13 and
14 of march 1999.

We are currently working on the themes and program for the coming event. At
the end of this mail there is  a summery of our basic threads. As many on
nettime have worked with previous n5ms we would like to open up discussion
about the conference to the list. So we would be grateful for any feedback,
comments, suggestions, ideas and criticisms.

>From September we are producing a series of monthly programs for Amsterdam
television to begin to prepare the ground for next years event. So if any
nettimers would like us to feature campaigns or projects in which they are
involved please let us know and also if anyone has tapes that could feature
in this program and N5M3 itself please contact us.

David Garcia for
Next 5 Minutes 3

Preliminary overview of the Next Five Minutes 3 discussion: [Eric
Kluitenberg, 12.06.1998]

Elements of the discussion so far:

The discussion to find a new focus for the third Next Five Minutes
conference (N5M3) started with the recognition that what was new in the
second conference in '96, as compared with the first, was the emergence of
the net [1] as a tool for cultural, social and political action. The net as
a medium has by now been well established, both in discourse as well as
practice. N5M3 would have to move beyond the mere assertion of this new
medium and question what the wider social, cultural and political impact is
of the fact that virtually all media are now turning digital, and of the
new political and economic constellations that evolve around the new
(global) information and communication structures.

The dissociation of the world of daily live experience, which for most
people is still rooted in local conditions, and the new global
info-political and economic constellations is a matter of particular
concern for us. The sociologist Manuell Castells characterises these two
spheres of life as distinct entities that operate increasingly in
confrontation to each other. He calls them, respectively, the 'space of
place and the 'space of flows'.

In the initial phase of the discussion this subject matter was taken on at
two levels: A structural examination of empowering strategies in the new
informational environments which focuses on the notion of 'Tactical
Networks', and a more intrinsic analysis which concentrates on the idea of
'Electronic Borders'.

The latter refers to the fact that in the information societies, social,
political and also cultural divisions are increasingly drawn along the
lines of electronic media. Social inclusion or exclusion is determined here
by the question who has access to the new information and communication
media, who is deprived of this access, and the ways in which access is
organised (bandwidth, pricing, monopolies, filtering, privacy,
cryptography, censorship, liability, etc....).

In the remainder these initial points of departure have remained underlying
themes of the discussion.

Topics from the discussion:

* The Art of Campaigning

The 'Art of Campaigning' focuses on the media strategies employed by groups
around the world who are fostering their social and political aims via
media-campaigns. There are a number of examples of such campaigns that use
highly diverse strategies and types of media. The Clean Clothes Campaign,
is one example which involves a global awareness raising campaign across
the media, about exploitation in the garment industries. The Zappatista
people's movement in Mexico, has very successfully involved the Internet in
its campaigns and actions, whereas the Peoples' Global Action seems to be a
campaign directed at countering the harmful social and ecological effects
of global economic systems and decision making processes (such as the
General Agreement on Traffic and Trade - GATT). The format of the campaign
has already been successfully explored in the Bandwidth campaign at the
Hybrid Workspace during documenta X in the summer of '97 in Kassel,
Germany, and in the 1st International Browserday and Public Domain 2.0
program in Amsterdam. Campaigns and the specific media strategies they
employ will be an important topic for N5M3.

* Low Tech Movement

In the bandwidth campaign the economic and political structures of access
where investigated. The reduction to a technical term ('bandwidth - the
transmission capacity of an electronic information system) revealed how
deeply political the construction of technology is, and how dramatic its
social effects. The new movements for the promotion of low-tech, i.e.
cheap, established and accessible technology, will be presented, discussed,
and developed at N5M3.

* Tactical Education

Education can happen in many different contexts. Besides the formal
learning institutions, education is happening all the time in cultural and
social contexts where people exchange ideas and experiences in a
concentrated way. Art, culture and social action in the field of new media
technologies contributes in an important way to creating awareness about
the powerful effects of media, and raising media-literacy. Education can
also play a critical role in situations where profound social and political
change is taking place. The profusion of electronic media across many
societies has accelerated the rate of social and political change
throughout the world, yet an answer as to how to develop appropriate
educational models that can operate under rapidly changing conditions has
not been developed. N5M3 wishes to explore new models of education that can
play a critical role in processes of social and political change.

* PGO Debate

In the new global socio-economic and political constellations the status of
the national state as a political body is challenged. In many ways the
NGO's (Non Governmental Organisations, such as Greenpeace and Amnesty
International) seem better equipped to deal with the new conditions these
systems create. This is partly due to the fact that they were already
organised on an international plane, relying heavily on their
communications infrastructures. However, they also seem to be more fit for
the new environment because they are organised around spheres of interest
rather than traditional geographic and socio-political structures. The
NGO's have therefore become important actors in the arena of international
and global politics, but at the same time they have also become
bureaucratic structures that act as a 'state without the state'. The PGO
debate (Post Governmental Organisation) concentrates on new ways of
organising social, cultural and political action, often on an international
level, beyond the politics of the nation state as well as beyond the NGO.
The tactical use of networking technologies has proven to be a powerful
tool to develop effective strategies for these new types of post
governmental organisation. Many examples of the new PGO type of
organisations and networks will be presented at N5M3.

The PGO theme also reflects the new orders of international politics. The
horizon is no longer occupied by the Cold War oppositions and its
aftermath. Instead, it is clouded by the contradictions of globalisation.
New parts of the world are imposing themselves on our public consciousness
(most notably the Asian Tigers now ridden with crises), whilst other parts
of the world seem to disappear in a black hole (Africa). The PGO is neither
East, nor West, nor Post East/West/Modern, it is rather a first attempt at
an answer to the globalisation syndromes.

Structure of the Event:

* Working Conference with Public Interfaces

N5M3 will be a working conference, which will consist of a focused public
program surrounded by many smaller scale working sessions, seminars and
workshops. The focus of the event will be on exchange of ideas, experience,
working methods, and the construction of long-term partnerships and network

The conference will have a three-day structure:

- Workshops will be concentrated in the first day of the conference and
will lead up to the main presentations in the public forum during the
second day.

- The audience events will be concentrated in the second day and will be
located in Paradiso's main space.

- The Paradiso main space will serve in the other days as a Grand Salon, a
meeting place for personal discussions, private viewings, short and
small-scale group meetings and improvised encounters. The space will be
fitted with media-boots that will provide access to the Internet as well as
to basic media-viewing installations (video, cd-rom, etc.).

- The third day will be devoted to working sessions were exchanges, future
strategies and co-operations will be developed. A general report session in
Paradiso on the results of the individual working sessions will conclude
the conference.

- Besides the physical meetings N5M3 will also have an important
non-located dimension, which will consist of many different types of public
media-interfaces. These public interfaces will utilise the Internet as well
as the local, national, and international media structures that will be
available to the event.


1 - 'The net', understood here as defined by Howard Rheingold in 'The
Virtual Community'; the interconnected structure of digital networks, of
which the Internet takes up a large chunk but not the entirety.


Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 16:17:36 +0900 (JST)
From: (Yukiko Shikata)
Subject: CyGnet starts late July

dear nettimers,

here is the press information of CyGnet, the new Internet art
gallery by Shiseido cosmetic company where i curated "Tyrell.
Hungary" by EastEdge(Hungary), led by Daniel Molnar, as one of
two inaugural projects.

all the best, yukiko shikata

July 1998            Shiseido Co., Ltd.

Creative "CyGnet" Art Gallery on the Internet
available late July

        CyGnet (Cyber Gallery Network), the gallery on the Internet
which Shiseido has newly introduced, is an experiment to explore the
possibilities of using the Internet for art. New works of this special net
art, created by collaboration among people such as artists, web designers,
and curators, will be added to about three or four times a year.
        The first exhibition will show two works: "Tyrell.Hungary" by
EastEdge (led by Daniel Molnar), a group based in Hungary promoting
digital culture going beyond genres, and "Constellation Project" by
Japanese Akane Asaoka, based in Barcelona.

Title:  CyGnet (Cyber Gallery Network)
Scheduled to start late July, 1998
Sponsor: Computer Design Group, Advertising Department / Corporate Culture
Department, Shiseido Co., Ltd.

For further information, please contact:
Mr. Higuchi, Corporate Culture Department, Shiseido Co., Ltd.
Tel: (03) 3289-8204  Fax: (03) 3289-0543

1) "Tyrell.Hungary" by EastEdge

        In this project, a virtual corporate website "Tyrell.Hungary" is
set up, which provides various services to meet the needs of
contemporary people. The user will have access to services such as
"Virtual Idoru," "Future Radio," and "Gene Bank." The word "Tyrell" comes
from "Tyrell Corporation,"  the replicant-producing company in the movie
"Blade Runner" directed by Ridley Scott. "Tyrell.Hungary" functions as an
agency which can expand our desires at the same time that it promotes
currently acceleratedly developing technology. By establishing a virtual
corporation on the net, it allows users to tap into issues between providers
of information and themselves in the information-environment of the
 Internet and focus on boundaries between local/global and real/fictional.
For example, the issue of ethics concerning the treatment of life (which we
now face through the development of bio-technology) obscures the border
between self and others, and between humans and that transcendental
being above the level of humans. It also questions how humans can be
defined in this contemporary era. Tyrell.Hungary is, in a virtual sense, a
slice of reality.


This is a group set up by Daniel Molnar in 1993 for a contemporary
cultural network. The group created the first electronic publication in
the Hungarian language about the cyberpunk subculture in 1994.
The group has been hyped worldwide for its launch of the first Hungarian
Internet radio "ParaRadio" in 1997. No one knows the real roots of the
hype surrounding the group, but they are having numerous amourful
relationships with other likeminded people all around the world - no doubt
about it. The group also held digital music workshops for gypsy folk
musicians at Rroma DubB, sponsored by C3 (Media Art Center of Soros
Foundation in Budapest) in 1997. EastEdge started two
projects:"Plan:Money:Sex" and "The Bridge" at C3.

about the member of EastEdge:

* cj.b2men (Daniel Molnar) / Leader of EastEdge (Concept & Direction)
Born in Szeged, Hungary in 1976. Learned computer science at JATE
University, Department of Artificial Intelligence. Familiar with handling the
computer since the age of ten, and became active in the underground
techno scene. Established the independent record label and DJ agency
called "GetUp@9 Records" with his friends in 1996. Presently working
at Carnation Strategic Internet Consultant as new media consultant.

* AlieN (Gergely Antal) / Member of EastEdge (Web Authoring)
Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1978. Learned computer technology at
the Technical University of Budapest (BME), Department of Informatics.
Started to work with EastEdge since the launch of ParaRadio, utilizing
up-to-date web technology, as a freelance webmaster.

 * DarkEye (Akos Maroy) / Member of EastEdge (Concept & Programming)
Born in Szeged, Hungary in 1974. Learned computer science & economics
at the Attila Jozsef University of Sciences, Szeged. Recent programming
works include examples in th fields of artificial intelligence, multimedia
and internetworking communication.

* Xybear (Mate Zimmermann) / Member of EastEdge (Multimedia Authoring,
Design) Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1977. Learned computer technology
at the Technical University of Budapest (BME), Department of Informatics.
Multimedia supervisor of the NetTeam of ParaRadio, familiar with most used
HTML, JavaScript, Flash and 3D graphics knowledge.

* Jinx (Sandor Szabo) / Member of EastEdge (Coordination and Logistics)
Born in Szeged, Hungary in 1977. Coordinator of ParaRadio at Soros Center
for Culture and Communication (C3) in Budapest. One of the funders of
EastEdge since its early years back in the computer underground.

2) "Constellation Project" by Akane Asaoka

        In the Constellation Project, vehicles' lights and other city
lights are seen as stars, connected to make virtual constellations which
are based on photographs. Constellations are, to begin with, a group of
stars which are created through man's imagination. They are actually
located by some light-years apart in real space. Constellations are
creations of human imagination as humans try to find meaning in a void
and create a world they can comprehend.
       Each viewer making access to the Constellation Project would start
to make his/her own virtual constellation with the city lights. The viewer
might also imagine how numerous virtual connections are made on the net,
which can be regarded as a kind of constellations. Asaoka shows the
Constellation Project as a telescope which allows one to look around the
original world through daily objects.
        The Constellation Project consists of the "Ginza Planetarium" and
the "Table of Summer Constellations." In "Ginza Planetarium," the viewer
looks at the constellation called Ginza through the virtual planetarium.
(This geographic place called "Ginza," located in the center of Tokyo, can
be translated as "Silver Constellation" by reading its Chinese characters/
ideographs.) The content of the "Table of Summer Constellations" will
change with the season. Viewers worldwide will send in photographs
taken at different times at different locations, and in this way new
constellations will be continually added.

Akane Asaoka:

Born in Tokyo in 1966. Entered the Theater Arts Division, Fine Arts
Department, Nihon University, but withdrew in 1987. Graduated from
Art Department, Goldsmith College, National University of London in
1991. Graduated from Grenoble Ecole des Beaux-Arts in France, in 1993.
Lives in Barcelona.

Major solo exhibitions:

1994    "Archetypes" Sala Mas, Santa Coloma de Gramanet, Barcelona, Spain.
1997    "Esperando la Tormenta (Waiting for the Storm)" Sala Montcada de
la Fundacio La Caixa, Barcelona, Spain.

Major group exhibitions:

1994    "Sous Reserve de Modification" Usine d'Engrais Letellier, Montpellier,
1995    "Women/Beyond Borders" Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum,
California, USA.
1996    "La Festa" Galeria Metoroporitana de Barcelona (GMB), Barcelona, Spain.
1997    "Sweet de Barcelona" ACC Galerie, Weimar, Germany.
"Art & Document" Art Museum Ginza, Tokyo, Japan.
1998    ARCO International Art Fair 1998 (Galeria Metropolitana de Barcelona),
Madrid, Spain.


Date: Fri, 17 Jul 1998 11:06:10 GMT
From: Melentie Pandilovski <>
Subject: New SCCA - Skopje site on the Net

Take a look at the newest SCCA - Skopje site.

Information, comments and suggestions on

#  distributed via nettime-l : no commercial use without permission
#  <nettime> is a closed moderated mailinglist for net criticism,
#  collaborative text filtering and cultural politics of the nets
#  more info: and "info nettime-l" in the msg body
#  URL:  contact: