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V2_East / Syndicate Newsletter 98/07-08 - Introduction - Dates of upcoming events - Updates - General info about the Syndicate list - Subscription * Introduction * Dear friends, while some of us are meeting in England these days for the last part of the Virtual Revolutions workshop and for the ISEA98, others will be at the ars electronica festival in Linz/Austria the following week. There'll be a group from the Nettime list there, as well as people from the Xchange network (who may also be celebrating the Honorary Mentioning that they won in the Prix Ars Electronica/.net competition). But then, and more importantly, we will be meeting at the 'Junction' Syndicate meeting which will take place in Skopje/Macedonia on 2 - 4 October, in the framework of the Skopje Electronic Arts Fair '98. Melentie Pandilovski <firstname.lastname@example.org> is organising this, and you should get in touch with him about invitations, accommodation possibilities, etc. When we went to Tirana in May it proved interesting for some people to post their experiences with visa and travel arrangements, so if anybody has already booked their flights or knows about the visa regulations, please, send them to the list. On Thursday, 6 August, there was an inconspicuous message from Kathy Rae Huffman about her recent change of address. After years of independent curating, writing, networking and travelling from her base in Vienna, Kathy is taking up a post as Associate Professor of Electronic Arts at the Department of the Arts of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY/USA. I am really happy for Kathy about this appointment, and I think I speak for many on this list when I express deep gratitude for the network of friendships, commitments and co-operations that Kathy has created over the past years. Three years ago, she was there when we started talking about the V2_East initiative that became the Syndicate network. Certainly, Kathy will still be around in Europe a lot in the future, but I wanted to mark this occasion. In mid-August, we had a short flare of spam on the list, and because there have been some critical voices, I want to make this short comment. In the course of only days after subscribing to the list, (=cw4t7abs) sent long and hardly comprehensible responses to messages that had been posted. (i1 + - f3.mazk!n3nkunzt.m9ndfukc macht fre!) I had complaints from list members very quickly and asked (=cw4t7abs) to try and tune it down a bit; with no effect, so that I felt that unsubscribing him was the only way of protecting the list in the short term. What seemed particularly annoying was that the same messages were bein cc'ed to 7-11, syndicate, nettime, XCHANGE, infowar-en and other lists. One of the people I was in touch with in those days wrote: 'I think unsubscribe is a good choice; the same stuff is sent to the nettime, 7-11 and american express lists. I have nothing against the actual content, but I think in the case of Syndicate it is totally out of context.' Others were more bland, while a more elegant suggestion was this: 'and then there would be the english solution.. 250 mails from subscribers saying "dear sir, madam or machine, some of us have 386's and 14400 modems and analogue phone lines. in kind consideration of this fact, we would appreciate it very much if you could entertain the possibility to refrain..." ' If anybody has a better idea of how to solve such a situation, we should discuss it, because I am not happy with such drastic measures either. For the first time, there was an announcement for an event in Greece last month. Ironically, it came via an anonymous remailer and gave no e-mail address, so that our contacts in Greece remain very faint. If anybody has online-contacts there, as well as in other especially European countries, please (let them) get in touch. best wishes, and see you soon, -a * Dates of (some) upcoming events and exhibitions * (check the archive at http://www.v2.nl/mail/v2east for postings about these events) - 21 August - 20 September 1998: Beyond the Looking Glass, Sarajevo/BiH - 2 - 7 September 1998: ISEA98, Liverpool&Manchester/UK - 3 - 6 September 1998: Subfiction - 3. Werkleitz Biennale, Werkleitz/D - 5 - 6 September 1998: Baitz mit Klang 2, Baitz/D - 4 - 13 September 1998: pictures of (e)motion, Bonn/D - 7 - 12 September 1998: ars electronica, Linz/AT - 18 - 26 September 1998: WHO-HOW, Warsaw/PL - 18 - 23 September 1998: World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam/NL - 25 - 29 September 1998: Videonale 8 , Bonn/D - 2 - 4 October 1998: Junction/Syndicate Meeting, Skopje/MK - 2 - 9 October 1998: SEAFair - COMMUNING, Skopje/MK - 2 - 10 October 1998: L'Immagine Leggera, Palermo/IT - 9 - 18 October 1998: MuuMediaFestival, Helsinki/Fi - 9 - 11 October 1998: ROOT, Hull/UK - 15 - 25 October 1998: Nouveau Cinema/Nouveaux Medias, Montreal/CA - 16 - 18 October 1998: net - art - world, Berlin/D - 16 - 25 October 1998: Pandaemonium, London/UK - 23 - 25 October 1998: Oekonomie der Grenze, Zurich/CH - 29 - 31 October 1998: Digitale Schnitte, Koeln/D - 30 October - 6 December 1998: SURRO GATE, Karlsruhe/D - 17 - 22 November 1998: DEAF98, Rotterdam/NL - 18 - 22 November 1998: AVE Festival, Arnhem/NL - 19 - 22 November 1998: Circles of Confusion 4, Berlin/D - 19 - 21 November 1998: French-Baltic-Nordic Video and New Media Feestival, Tallinn/EE - 26 - 28 November 1998: SKIKT conference, Bergen/NO - 3 - 6 December 1998: Festival of Film & New Media on Art, Athens/GR - 9 - 13 December 1998: image|architettura in movimento, Florence/IT - 12 - 21 February 1998: transmediale, Berlin/D * "Beyond the Looking Glass" 21. August until 20. September, 1998 After the successful first Sarajevo SCCA show last year "Meeting Point" this secong event entitled "Beyond the Looking Glass" will consist of two parts. One part will be videos which will be included in the Sarajevo Film Festival as its video section. The second part will be interventions in town (video installations, installations, performances...). This will begin on the 21st of August and run until 20. September. The Film Festival lasts from 21. August until 30. August. Apparently a catalogue of Meeting Point (1997) is available, and certainly and excellent video compilation does! For further info contact Dunja, Lejla, or Enes <email@example.com> * Baitz with Sound 2 For the second time the Kunstpflug e.V. and Giannozzo verein in Berlin will be organizing the festival BAITZ MIT KLANG (Baitz with Sound): this is a sound art festival that will take place on the weekend of September 5 & 6 in the village of Baitz near Belzig which is 60 km south-west of Berlin. the following artists will be participating with sound installations and performances throughout the village, courtyards and fields of the village of Baitz: - - Marek Choloniewski, Krakau, Polen -- Stephan Froleyks, Bedburg-Hau -- Margita Haberland, Berlin -- Mario van Horrik und Petra Dubach, Eindhoven, Niederlande -- Hans-Peter Kuhn, Berlin -- Richard Lerman, Houston, USA -- Zbigniew Lowzyl, Posen, Polen -- Paul Panhuysen, Eindhoven, Niederlande -- Jan Pieniazek, Warschau, Polen For more information : http://www.snafu.de/~flora/baitz/ KUNSTPFLUG e.V. , Bahnhofstr. 47 , 14806 Baitz Tel: 0049 -33841 -8265 Fax 0049-33841-33121 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org GIANNOZZO e.V.,Berlin, Suarezstr. 28, Tel: 030-321 7783 E-mail:email@example.com * WHO-HOW Warsaw/PL, Ujazdowski Castle, 18 - 26 Sepenber 1998 This year the Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle is co-operating with the Warsaw Autumn - the International Festival of Contemporary Music on the WHO-HOW project. It combines: - the Internet concert presenting three pieces by three composers Sinji Kanki (Helsinki), Joran Rudi (Oslo) and Maciek Walczak (Warsaw), who is also the author of the whole project. The concert will take place in these three places H-O-W, the musicians will contact through the Interent and the whole concert will be broadcased through the Internet. Date: 24. 09. 98. 8 pm. - the Multimedia Miniature Competition entitled Hyde Park; the winning pieces will be used as basic material by Maciek Walczak, the Grand Prix is a modern PC; Date: the competition should be open any minute now. - the Internet Gallery combined with the lectures by Maciek Walczak, Marta van der Haagen, Ryszard Kluszczynski, Shinji Kank (Sibelius Academy), Joran Rudi (NOTAM) and Jaroslaw Kapuscinski on music and the Internet. Date: during the Warsaw Autumn Festival 18 - 26. 09. 98, lectures at noon. Info: http://sunsite.icm.edu.pl/who-how/ * Skopje Electronic Arts Fair '98 / JUNCTION Syndicate Meeting The Center for Computer Arts which acts within the framework of the Soros Center for Contemporary Arts - Skopje, Macedonia Melentie Pandilovski, Curator of SEAFair '98 Soros Center for Contemporary Arts - Skopje, Macedonia Orce Nikolov 109, 91000 Skopje firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com http://www.scca.org.mk tel/fax: 322.214.171.1241 * ROOT 98 - Lucid - new ways of seeing - 9 - 11 October 1998: ROOT, Hull/UK In conjunction with Photo 98 -Uk Year of Photography and Electronic Imge, HTBA has commissioned a number of new works for gallery and non gallery sites - including work by: Granular Synthesis, Perry Hoberman, Gina Czarnecki, Ann Whitehurst, Mongrel, Rebecca Cummins, Andy Hazell, Dan Harvey & Heather Ackroyd, Monster Creations, Peter Richards, Lisa Erdman, Chumpon Apisuk, Tapio Makela Other artisits participating in the festival are: Steve Mann, Julien Maire, Heinrich Luber, Sanja Ivekovic, Haley Newman, Demitri Launder, Caroyne Rye, Lotitia F, Kis Pal Sacbolcs Please let me know if you are intersted in coming over so as I can forward more details, including accomodation etc. Provisional speakers include: Martha Rosler, Monica Ross, Steve Mann, Sanja Ivekovic, Peter Zorn, Steve Bode, Daniela Zyman, Keiko Sei. HTBA is an artist run initiative on a tight budget but each year our programme grows! ROOT is a really good chance for serious and social exchange, good art, good contacts. We cannot offer funding but can help you find accomodation. If you want a formal letter of invite to raise travel funding we are happy to help. We are happy to host 'sub -meetings' at ROOT as we recognise that the festival is a convenient place to meet other organisations. Please write a short paragraph on what you want to discuss. Just let us know and we can publicise - call for papers or include you in our publicity. ring me at HTBA 44 (0) 1482 216 446 or e mail for more info. regards, Gillian Dyson, Project Co-ordinator Mike Stubbs, Director mike stubbs <firstname.lastname@example.org> * net - art - world: reception strategies and problems media arts lab in the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin October 16th to 18th 1998 a meeting of net artists, theorists, curators and netizens Netart is in a paradoxical situation: An ever-growing audience without knowledge of the technological basics, and the artists with their relationship to innovation and to the electronic parallel culture, do not come together; sometimes it seems, the public is a symbol for the developments of blind consumerism, which netart is opposed to. Between the difficulties of mediation and the claims for effect, aesthetic radicality and social relevance we are automatically confronted with the question of the transitions between the netart-world and the outer world as an characteristic of the medium. How can we reconcile or shape these transitions? This question gets even more important when we look at netart from the perspective of the conventional, not electronically-mediated art world. The conventional art scene -- not only since the context critique in the art of the 80s -- experienced an internal critique of its own operating system. Its elaborate marketing and reception systems promise -- apart from economical chances -- also a well developed quality evaluation and practical mechanisms how art and society can permeate. Considering the technological race over the economical utilization of the Internet -- its commercialization and its information overflow -- the consideration to present netart to the selective publicity of the art world suggests itself. Netart could have multifold profit from a tighter union with the gallery system, the exhibitions and the institutionalized critique of the art system. Vice versa it is nessecary to encourage conventional art to meditate more profundly about its technological environment. It needs a deeper reflection on technological innovation in order to understand, examine and criticize the future formation of the society. The symposium is meant to offer proposals and solutions through lectures, discussions and practical workshops. We want to get artists, net.theorists, museum scientists, art historians, gallerists and the audience together to develop new strategies for netart. Organisation and Concept: Vali Djordjevic and Gerrit Gohlke Contact: email@example.com * 'Oekonomie der Grenze' 23 - 25 October 1998 Shedhalle ZÃ?Â¼rich, Rote Fabrik, Postbox, Seestr. 395, 8038 ZÃ?Â¼rich Tel.: 0041 1 481 5950, FAX: 0041 1 481 5951, firstname.lastname@example.org Der Kongress findet im Rahmen des Projektes 'MoneyNations@access' statt. Er kreist grob gesagt, um die Ã?Â¶konomischen HintergrÃ?Â¼nde des Geschwisterpaares Rassismus/Sexismus. Diese Macht- und UngleichheitsverhÃ?Â¤ltnisse werden in Beziehung zum massiven Ausbau der EUgrenzen und deren Bedeutung fÃ?Â¼r neuere Ausbeutungsformen in Osteuropa gestellt. Info: email@example.com (Marion von Osten) * 29 - 31 October 1998: Digitale Schnitte, Koeln/D (on film editing today) firstname.lastname@example.org www.digitale.khm.de * AVE Festival - festival of experimental film and video Arnhem/Netherlands, November 18 - 22, 1998 info: email@example.com * CIRCLES OF CONFUSION 4 World Wide Film & Video Festival, Independent & Underground 19. - 22. November 1998 VolksbÃ?Â¼hne & Filmkunsthaus Babylon at Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin-Mitte The festival screens works of all styles and lenghs, on Video, Super8, 16mm or 35mm from the last two years which have not been commercially distributed. We want to support unconventional filmmakers outside the mainstream. Submitted films will be evaluated based on originality in the realization of ideas and the use of experimental techniques. The deadline for submissions is September 15th, 1998. To create a non-competitive atmosphere, we do not stage a juried contest for awards. The ROTER SALON in the VolksbÃ?Â¼hne will again serve as a central meeting point for filmmakers, the film-going public and representatives of the media. Here it will be possible to meet and chat with directors about their screened films, exchange ideas and plan future projects ... In the FORUM on November 29th we hope to develop a working relationship with independent filmmakers, producers, distributors and festival organizers - an International Independent Film Network, IFN. We show productions of all styles, lengths and formats, which are not yet commercially distributed. As EXTRA CONFUSIONS we show short film associations with the festivals name CIRCLES OF CONFUSION (maximum five minutes, all genres and formats). We need to receive all materials no later than15. September 1998 ONLINE APPLICATION FORM http://www.mediaweb.de/coc/e_anmeld.html contact CIRCLES OF CONFUSION c/o CORDA, Heinrich-Roller-Strasse 25, 1O4O5 Berlin, Germany Telefon + Fax (+ 49 3O) 442 5237 / e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.mediaweb.de/coc Circles of Confusion 4 - World Wide Film & Video Festival 1998 * THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL SKIKT CONFERENCE ON DIGITAL ARTS AND CULTURE Bergen, Norway November 26-28, 1998 A forum for the presentation and discussion of theoretical and artistic developments in digital arts, media and cultures. Through plenary session lectures, parallel paper presentations, and short paper sessions and ample space between sessions, as well as an informal social program. DEADLINE: August 15, 1998 CONTACT: -->URL: http://cmc.uib.no/ * 1st International Festival of Film and New Media on Art Athens 3 - 6 December 1998 The festival is the only one of its kind in Greece and in the wider area of the Balkans and the northeastern Mediterranean and aims to develop the public's understanding and appreciation of art as well as to encourage this specific kind of multimedia production and filmmaking. It will be in two languages (english and greek) and it is open to all cd-roms that were produced within the last four years on the following domains of art: painting, sculpture, architecture, design, crafts, decorative arts, dance, perfomance art, music, film, cartoons, photography, video art, multimedia art, interactive art, fashion, literature, poetry, art history, as well as museology and restoration. If you are interested in submitting your productions for preselection to the competition section please let me know in order to receive the entry form with all the necessary information. The finalists can participate with only two entries and there is not a registration fee. Yiannis Skourogiannis Director of IFFNMAA 57 Archimidous GR-116 36 Athens tel:01-7520065 fax:01-9242407 * image|architettura in movimento International Festival for Architecture in Video (Florence, 9-13 December 1998) Organized with the collaboration of the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Florence, Department of Processi e Metodi della Produzione Edilizia, as well as the Regione Toscana the Provincia and the Comune of Florence, supported by Autodesk, image|architettura in movimento is an international festival expressly dedicated to the exhibition and comparison of videos and multimedia systems intended for understanding the screen as an informative tool for past, present, and future architecture. The Festival will open a window wide onto the world of architecture, by providing an opportunity to see and compare the work of students and architects from many countries, verifying the didactical possibilities of the digital. Besides the projections of the selected video works, the 1998 edition of image|architettura in movimento will offer meetings with specialists in audiovisual communications, architectural designers, digital movie production designers, as well as an interactive exhibition of CD-ROM and Internet sites, specifically dedicated to architecture. We welcome your participation in the 1998 edition of image|architettura in movimento as well as any contribution of your recent discoveries: please send tapes (VHS or U-Matic copies, preferably PAL system) and CD-ROM, with a biographical note about the author(s), a complete address, phone and email, and a description of the work. It is necessary that each submission should include one or more images. All submissions must be received by 30 October 1998 at the following address: image|architettura in movimento via Scipione Ammirato, 82 50136 Firenze, Italia For further information: Arch. Marco Brizzi phone: +39 (0) 55 666316 fax: +39 (0) 55 2347152 email: email@example.com web: http://www.architettura.it/image * Updates * Alessandro Ludovico <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: NEURAL is an indipendent quarterly printed magazine, in Italian, about the digital culture at large. Neural Online http://www.pandora.it/neural/ Re-starting September 7th, biweeekly online supplement to the magazine Info: NEURAL - via Palmieri 31 - 70125 Bari Tel. - Fax 080/5021595 * e-mail email@example.com * Barbara London, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, writes: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Visit InterNyet, www.moma.org/internyet , and follow my journey through Russia and Ukraine to meet media and installation artists. The simplest way to describe the site is to say that I opened my notebook. I've traveled to many countries in years past, met artists, made notes, and gathered art material, which I later used in putting together exhibitions. This time I posted my research on the net, so everyone who's interested in how a curator works, or the way I work, can join me on my learning curve, as I get to know the artists, and the context of their work. * ZDB - galeria zÃ?Â© dos bois - http://www.ip.pt/zedosbois Morada: Rua da Barroca, nÃ?Âº 59, 1200 Lisboa - Portugal Tel: (351) 1 342 98 82 / 3430205 Fax: (351) 1 347 68 92 e-mail: email@example.com A Galeria zÃ?Â© dos bois funciona em Lisboa como espaÃ?Â§o de divulgaÃ?Â§Ã?Â£o e promoÃ?Â§Ã?Â£o de propostas de arte emergente nas suas vertentes mais interdisciplinares, contribuindo nos Ã?Âºltimos trÃ?Âªs anos para incrementar o consumo de arte actual. O seu principal objectivo Ã?Â©: Criar um espaÃ?Â§o alternativo que viabilize a inserÃ?Â§Ã?Â£o de novos projectos culturais e artÃ?Âsticos no panorama actual, proporcionando conteÃ?Âºdos, infra-estruturas e meios de produÃ?Â§Ã?Â£o. * General Info * V2_East is an initiative of V2_Organisation Rotterdam, which is aimed at creating a network of people and institutions who are involved with or interested in media art in Eastern Europe and which wants to create an infrastructure that facilitates cooperations between partners in East and West. With its 'Syndicate' mailing list, website <http://www.v2.nl/east> and regular meetings, V2_East is becoming an important tool for fostering ties within the media art community in Europe which makes it increasingly obsolete to think in term of 'East' and 'West', and which will eventually make the V2_East initiative itself redundant. The V2_East/Syndicate is a no-budget network initiative rather than an institution. <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. A Syndicate-mail archive for messages that are coming in over the list (since April 97) can be found at: http://www.v2.nl/mail/v2east/ The list members include more than 260 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. 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. During the DEAF96 festival in September, we held a V2_East Meeting in which around 30 people from 12 different countries participated. Other meetings were held in Liverpool (LEAF97, April 1997), Kassel (Deep Europe workshop, August 1997), Linz (Syndicate Net.Shop, September 1997), Dessau (Ostranenie 97, November 1997), Tirana (Pyramedia, May 1998). * Subscription * To subscribe to the syndicate list, please, send a message to <firstname.lastname@example.org> with the following text in the body of the message: subscribe [email-address] For more information about the Syndicate, please, contact <email@example.com> (Andreas Broeckmann). *Please, send information that you feel should appear in the next edition of this newsletter to: firstname.lastname@example.org.