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BackStrikesEmpire

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Date: Open: 12 – 9pm Mon-Sun, 9 March ´ 30 April
Website: http://www.igloo.org.uk
Location: england

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BackStrikesEmpire is the second part of a major trilogy of moving image works made for gallery installation, which explore the poetics of time, place and natural phenomena. The first part, WarStars, was filmed in Iceland and premiered at the International Festival of Film & New Media in Athens, touring throughout 2001 – 2005 in the UK and Europe. The final part of the trilogy will be shot sometime in 2007.

The trilogy deals with the elemental forces of climate and their effect on geological formations to reflect the interaction between people and landscape and illustrate the interpretation the human imagination places on the environment. The images create dualities, which challenge our perceptions of the real and the illusory. Through digital media, units of time and movement become even more elastic and malleable. The choreographed narratives interweave to challenge notions of the reality of nature and how it can be influenced by individual experience and collective mythology. BackStrikesEmpire was filmed in Western Australia and New South Wales.

www.watermans.org.uk

www.nodel.org

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Summerbranch

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Date: Open: Tues-Sun 11am -5pm 4 March – 30 April
Website: http://www.igloo.org.uk
Location: england

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Summerbranch is a new commission by IGLOO that explores movement and stillness in nature. Using camouflage and other disguises, a person or a computer character can blend into a ‘natural’ environment captured and treated through the moving image. This installation uses the tools of the military-entertainment complex, computer gaming, motion capture, 3D environments and special effects to question what is truth and what is artifice in our attempts to reproduce nature. Through the creation of a computer generated virtual world, Summerbranch seeks to address this by the use of disguise in dance and movement. IGLOO not only investigates the role of the ‘real’ in virtual environments but also that of the reproduction of nature in the history of art and particularly landscape work.

Scan Director Helen Sloan`… it is a sensitive, beautiful, accessible and observant study of the forest environment.. and marks one of their strongest works to date…`

Summerbranch arises from a Capture4 award and a SCAN & ArtSway residency undertaken in the New Forest during summer 2005.

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graphic designer wanted

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Date: deadline 13 April
Website: www.bwa-design.co.uk
Location: wales

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We are a design and communications company working on global issues. We care about what we do and who we do it with. We are interested in hearing from graphic designers with practical experience who are innovative, competent and efficient with an eye for detail.

This post is based in our Hay on Wye, Powys office, working closely as a team with the London studio.

www.bwa-design.co.uk

Please apply in writing with a cv and pdf of work to cbarr@bwa-design.co.uk by 13 April.

Area: all wales

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FRANKO B ! Pissing In The River ! performance lecture

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Date: 19:30 THURSDAY 30 MARCH 2006 (doors open 19:00)
Website: http://amino.org.uk
Location: england

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amino, in association with Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art presents Performance Lectures…

FRANKO B

pissing in the river

19:30 THURSDAY 30 MARCH 2006 (doors open 19:00)

BALTIC CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART ! SOUTH SHORE ROAD ! GATESHEAD ! UK

£4/£2 concessions ! ticket reservations from Baltic: 0191 478 1810

***BOOK NOW – THERE ARE ONLY A FEW PLACES LEFT FOR THIS EVENT***

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In Pissing In The River, Franko B will present documentation, examine and discuss his recent work.

Franko B is one of the most significant artists in contemporary performance art. His sometimes provocative, sometimes disturbing, always unforgettable performances often present his bleeding body as a living art work. `My work focuses on the visceral, where the body is a canvas and an unmediated site for representation for the sacred, the beautiful, the untouchable, the unspeakable, and for the pain, the love, the hate, the loss, the power and the fears of the human condition. My performance practice reduces the body to its most carnal, bloody, raw, exposed, existential and essential state.`

www.franko-b.com

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Make some noise!

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Date: 17:00- 19:00, Thursday 23rd March
Website: http://www.newpart.co.uk/content.php?id=241
Location: wales

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The Taste of Enterprise project in Tredegar is running a series of workshop events this month! The first is all about making it in the music business!

Thursday 23rd March , 5.00-7.00

Blossom Studios Ace Noel Watson and Creative Enterprise Consultancy Pioneer Julian Mallory Skinner talk about their adventures in sound. Come along for interesting ideas, close scrapes and the most useful Q A any wanabee muso could ask for.

Places are limited, so to book onto this TOTALLY FREE event please contact Hywel@tredegar.org.uk or phone 01495-712300

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:zoviet*france:, lied music, ben reynolds, luke fowler ! live in gateshead

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Date: 19:00 SATURDAY 18 MARCH 2006
Location: england

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:zoviet*france:

LIED MUSIC

BEN REYNOLDS

a screening of Luke Fowler`s new film Pilgrimage from Scattered Points

19:00 SATURDAY 18 MARCH 2006

WORKPLACE GALLERY ! 34 ELLISON STREET ! GATESHEAD ! UK

£4 entry

There can be few ensembles with an approach to music that is as original, as idiosyncratic and as totally indefinable as that of :zoviet*france:. From their base in Newcastle this wilfully reclusive group of musicians spent the best part of two decades creating work that has always sounded and often looked, like nothing else available.

Lied Music is the first outing from collaborators Luke Fowler and John Fail. The Lied Music project evolved from a series of improvisations with different Glasgow musicians including Daniel Padden and Mark Vernon – resulting in an oddball pastiche of electronically altered Eastern acoustics and surreal tape collages.

Luke Fowler is an experimental filmmaker based in Glasgow whose past works include `The Way Out` a portrait of Xentos Jones (L Voag, Homosexuals) and `What You See Is Where Your At` a portrait of maverick Psychiatrist RD Laing`s Kinglsey Hall experiment. Other sound projects include playing with the avant-pop band Rude Pravo and running the diverse Shadazz label. John Fail has performed in a variety of projects over the past few years ranging from the guitar-oriented drone of Land to the moody experimentalism of Intro to Pterodactyl. Lied Music is his first project for the Cenotaph label, which he began in 2000. Fowler`s `Pilgrimage from Scattered Points` focuses on the English composer Cornelius Cardew whose avant garde orchestra celebrates the view that `anyone can play`. By using found footage, first person interviews, archival materials and reinterpretations of original texts, Fowler examines the contradictions and conflicts that developed within the orchestra. His film experiments with a documentary style to reflect the nature of his subjects and his own involvement in their representation. The work includes footage of their controversial performance in Newcastle in 1971 which resulted in a clash with police and officials. The film is currently showing as part of Tate Triennial 2006: New British Art at Tate Britain until 14 May. He was nominated for Beck`s Futures 2005 and shows work with The Modern Institute, Glasgow.

Ben Reynolds is a solo guitarist/improviser/noise music composer based in Glasgow. He made his solo debut in 2004 and since then has released many albums on labels including 267 Lattajja, Memoirs of an Aesthete, Foxglove and Time Lag. His work creates spiritual mesmerising sound drones of bowed strings, ecstatic vocals and moments of `fried troll-like gibberish`. His music has been compared to musique concrete composers like Iannis Xenakis as much as guitar players approaching folk music like Jack Rose or Hala Strana. Like John Fahey before him he takes the guitar out of purely traditional instrumentation and into a tool of personal transformation.

http://www.shadazz.co.uk/

http://www.cenotaph.org/?page_id=17

http://www.benreynolds.tk

For more information about this event contact rebeccashatwell@yahoo.co.uk

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Enter – Media Art Commissions

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Website: www.enternet.org.uk
Location: england

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`enter – explorations in new technology art` is the Arts Council England East’s strategy for performance work encompassing new technologies.

Submissions are invited for three commissions for media arts projects in 2006/07. Commissioned work will be presented during the festival `Unknown Territories: Adventures in Space` in Cambridge between 25-29 April 2007.

The project is looking for new work that `engages with audiences regionally, nationally and/or globally.` Projects should take into account the work`s location in Cambridge but should also encompass a a wider geographical and time-based spread.

Each commission will have a budget of £15,000, to include artist fee, materials & production costs, installation & documentation.

Deadline for submissions is 1 June 2006.

For additional information and submission forms visit the website: www.enternet.org.uk

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Meshing in the Future: Hive Networks – Armin Medosch

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Website: http://publication.nodel.org/Meshing-in-the-Future
Location: england

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Forming part of the print on demand publication `Media Mutandis – the Node.London Reader`, Armin Medosch discusses the potential and applications of Hive Networks.

The article discusses the Hive Networks project (http://www.hivenetworks.net/) which `repurposes` proprietary hardware such as broadband routers, replacing the proprietary firmware with Linux-based firmware and thus opening up the potential for the devices to act as web server or hub for internet telephony.

The article forms part of `Media Mutandis`, edited by Maria Vishmidt et al. the publication is available online at http://publication.nodel.org/Publication or as a Print on Demand via the website.

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Sometime Later – Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie

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Website: http://www.sometime.org.uk/
Location: online

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Sometime Later is a web-based work by Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie, which investigates the UK historical re-enactment scene, both as viewers / audience members and as Tudor re-enactors. Pope and Guthrie participateed in large-scale re-enactments at Kentwell Hall in Suffolk.

The work documented on the website includes: pinhole photographs, video diaries, and footage from tiny cameras buried in their costumes.

The work was produced with support from the BBC and Arts Council England` Private View scheme. The website and Blog are both on-going and Pope and Guthrie are hoping to shoot a feature length documentary about the work in the Summer of 2006.

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Rhizome Commissions : Call for Proposals

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Website: http://rhizome.org/commissions/
Location: online

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Rhizome is seeking proposals for this year`s round of Internet-based artwork commissions. The fee for each commission will range from $900 to $3,000.

Artists are invited to submit proposals for new works of Internet-based art. There is no required theme. The works can manifest offline, as long as the Internet is a primary vehicle in the creation of the work, and the final work is accessible online, whether through a web browser, software, or some other use of internet technologies.

Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of artistic merit, technical feasibility, and online accessibility. Rhizome will provide limited technical assistance with integration into the Rhizome web site but artists are expected to develop projects independently and without significant technical assistance from Rhizome.

To submit a proposal you must be a member of Rhizome. Membership is free. To become a member visit:

http://rhizome.org/preferences/register.rhiz

For more details and how to apply visit the website: http://rhizome.org/commissions/

The deadline for submissions is April 1st 2006.

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