|Andreas Broeckmann on Fri, 1 Mar 1996 20:28:16 +0100|
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V2_East / Syndicate Newsletter 96/02 - Introduction - the Syndicate list - Syndicate / V2_East - Syndicate meetings - FAQs - Dates of upcoming events - Institutions - Stop Press - Subscription * Introduction * This is the second Syndicate Newsletter (the slight delay was caused by snail mail-commercial provider interference...). In the first sections there is some information about how the list/network is taking shape. Some people have submitted information for distribution through this channel, and we want to invite everybody to do the same - either by posting stuff directly to <email@example.com>, or for inclusion in the next newsletter (no later than end March 96, but earlier if a lot of material comes in) to <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Any information that is of interest to the media art community in East and West Europe, from the dates of your forth-coming events to strategies for winning sponsors and grants, is welcome. Also, the submission of your own FAQs (Frequently asked questions) would be useful. (cf below) The V2_EAST WEBSITE where all this and more information will be collected for reference is under construction. Please, invite other people who might be interested in the Syndicate to subscribe to the list. (subscription info below) Best wishes, and see you soon, Andreas Broeckmann (V2_East) * the Syndicate list * <syndicate@AEC.at> is the address of a mailing list which is dedicated to an exchange of information and ideas relating to the situation and future development of electronic and media art in Eastern Europe. The list members include artists, curators, networkers, writers, festival organisers, etc., from East as well as West European countries and beyond, who, through the 'Syndicate', are trying to improve the communication and cooperation between artists and organisations in East and West, and between East and East. The list was first installed following the initial meeting of the V2_East initiative at V2_Organisation in Rotterdam on January 21, 1996, at the end of the second Next 5 Minutes conference. * Syndicate / V2_East * Just for terminological clarification: the Syndicate is the group subscribed to this list, and people who are part of our growing network for East/West European electronic and media art. The Syndicate is a tool through which each of us can find information about and cooperation partners for future and past projects. At present, we don't want to turn the Syndicate into a legal body which could, for instance, attract and distribute funds - there is no administrative structure to do this, and it is really something that should be up to the individual projects that use the Syndicate as a spring-board. V2_East is the initiative of V2_Organisation Rotterdam which has initiated the formation of the Syndicate network, and which in the future will use the network, like other syndicalists, for developing projects with East European partners. * Syndicate meetings * The following three events have been earmarked for meetings of the Syndicate: - Ars Electronica, Linz/A, 2 - 7 September 1996 (general meeting) - DEAF/ISEA96, Rotterdam/NL, 16 - 20 September 1996 (special meeting about archives and documentation of electronic and media art in East Europe) - Medienbiennale Leipzig/D, June 1997 It is currently being discussed how these meetings should be prepared, and how we can attract some money for travel costs, etc.. Further suggestions are welcome. * Frequently Asked Questions * We have been getting requests for helping East European artists in setting up media studios, installing internet servers, creating websites, finding the right hardware, etc. We also all know the problem of finding the right funds for the projects we want to do. That's why we want to draw up an inventory of problems and questions that frequently arise, and pool these questions, so that we can find the best answers by exchanging ideas and experiences. Here are a few examples: - What are the basic technical and financial requirements for setting up an internet server? - Are there efficient ways of channelling 2nd hand hardware from the West into East Europe? - Where can one find (and use) extensive archives of catalogues, journals, books, reviews, etc., relating to media art? - What are the best ways of staying up-to-date with what happens in media art, both in terms of the artistic and the theoretical development? Please, submit your own questions to <email@example.com>, using 'FAQ' in the subject-line. * Dates of (some) upcoming events (info below)* - April 1996 (26-30) World Wide Video Festival, Den Haag/NL - May 1996 (2-5) WRO96, Wroclaw/PL - June 1996 (6-9) 5Cyberconf, Madrid/ES - September 1996 (2-7) Ars Electronica Festival, Linz/AT - September 1996 (4-8) Film-Video-Forum/Passagen, Freiburg/DE - September 1996 (5-9) Cluster Images, Werkleitz/DE - September 1996 (11-15) European Media Art Festival, Osnabrueck/DE - September 1996 (16-20) Inter-Society of Electronic Arts, 7th Conf., Rotterdam/NL - September 1996 (16-20) Dutch Electronic Art Festival, Rotterdam/NL - October 1996 (11-13) Metaforum 3, Budapest/HU - February 1997 (10-14) WSCG'97, Plzen/CZ - April-May 1997 WRO 97, Wroclaw/PL - June 1997 - Medienbiennale, Leipzig/DE * 14th World Wide Video Festival, Den Haag, Netherlands 26 - 30 April 1996 Festival of media art, including installations, video, CD ROM, internet projects, performances, lectures. (Exhibition of installations, video and CD ROM in the Haags Gemeentemuseum open till 2 June 1996.) more information: WORLD WIDE VIDEO FESTIVAL - Antoinette te Paske, Sonja van der Burg Spui 189, NL-2511 BN Den Haag tel: 31(0)70 3644 805, fax: 31(0)70 3614 448 e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org> * WRO, Monitor Polski 96, Wroclaw, Poland 2 - 5 May 1996 Polish new media art presentation, video art, installations, performances, live-broadcast events, seminars. "A unique opportunity for the organisers and curators of international art events and institutions to become acquainted with the broadest nation-wide presentation of Polish contemporary media art." contact: Open Studio/WRO, Piotr Krajewski PO Box 1385, PL-54-137 Wroclaw 16, tel/fax +48-71-448369 * 5Cyberconf: 5th international conference on Cyberspace, Madrid, Spain 6 - 9 June 1996 A large forum for the presentation and discussion of the 'state of the arts'