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The Representation of Welsh Identity Abroad: Symposium

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Date: 13-14 Nov 2007
Website: http://culture.research.glam.ac.uk/
Location: wales

Outline:

On 13th and 14th November 2007 the Centre for the Study of Media and Culture in Small Nations is hosting a symposium on The Representation of Welsh Identity Abroad. The Keynote Address will be delivered by First Minister, Rhodri Morgan AM, on the evening of Tuesday 13th November.

On Wednesday 14th November, a diverse group of arts and cultural practitioners and academics will address the symposium theme through a series of focused conversations and group exercises. These discussions will be set within the context of what is now a key economic sector, the creative and cultural industries.

We are most fortunate to have Dr Betty Belanus, Curator at the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, as a participant at this symposium. Dr Belanus is currently a Visiting Research Fellow with the Centre for the Study of Media and Culture in Small Nations.

The symposium will be held in the ATRiuM, the University of Glamorgan’s new faculty in Cardiff city centre.

Please contact Jackie Aplin for a registration form and further details.

Jackie Aplin, Centre for the Study of Media and Culture in Small Nations, Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd CF37 1DL

Tel: 01443 668596
Email: jsaplin@glam.ac.uk

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Mass Observation Archive: Ffotogallery Commission

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Date: 29 Nov 2007
Website: http://www.ffotogallery.org
Location: wales

Outline:

Ffotogallery, Cardiff and Photoworks, Brighton, in association with the Mass-Observation Archive at the University of Sussex and the Centre for Photographic Research at the University of Wales, Newport, wish to commission a visual artist to create a new body of work in response to the ideas and archive of Mass-Observation (M-O). The commission has an open brief and presents an opportunity to explore the wide range of visual and written documentation held by the Archive.

The commission fee is £10,000 (plus travel and subsistence, materials and fabrication costs). Deadline for submissions is 29 November 2007.

For more information and how to apply contact: Stella Skelton, Ffotogallery, C/O Chapter, Market Road, Cardiff CF5 1QE
Tel: 44 (0) 29 20 341 667
Fax: 44 (0) 23 20 341 672
http://www.ffotogallery.org

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Public Lecture: Small-Nation Filmmaking

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Date: 28 Nov 2007
Website: http://culture.research.glam.ac.uk/
Location: wales

Outline:

Distinguished academic Professor Mette Hjort will be speaking at ATRiuM at 5.30pm Weds 28th November. In her only public talk in Wales, Professor Hjort will deliver a lecture on The `Advance Party` Initiative: Scottish/Danish Solutions to the Problems of Small-Nation Filmmaking.

`Advance Party` is a Scottish Dogme project which sets out to do for Scotland what director Lars von Trier`s Dogme 95 had done for Denmark. Professor Hjort will examine how this unique model of transnational filmmaking helps to provide solutions to the problems of small-nation filmmaking.

Professor Hjort is the Leverhulme Visiting Professor of Film Studies at St Andrews in Scotland and Professor of Visual Studies at Lingnan University in Hong Kong. She has published Small Nations, Global Cinema, and co-edited volumes including The Cinema of Small Nations, Cinema and Nation, The Postnational Self and Purity and Provocation: Dogme 95.

Please contact Jackie Aplin for a registration form and further details.

Jackie Aplin, Centre for the Study of Media and Culture in Small Nations, Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd CF37 1DL

Tel: 01443 668596
Email: jsaplin@glam.ac.uk

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2nd call for Spatial Audio Works

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Date: 30 Nov 2007
Website: http://www.space-net.org.uk
Location: england

Outline:

After the success of the first SpACE-Net International Spatial Audio Workshop in January 2007, we are delighted to announce our next major event, planned for Wednesday 23rd January 2008, again to be held at the Music Research Centre (MRC), University of York, York, UK. This time, the theme for the workshop is: 5.1 Surround-sound: Opportunity or Constraint? The previous call generated proposals for a wide variety of installations and compositions, using many different methods and implementations for manipulating and delivering spatial audio content.

This year we want to see what artists can do with the ‘standard’ that is prevalent across much of the audio industry. Does 5.1 stimulate creativity or limit what can be effectively delivered?

With this in mind a call for spatial audio works is announced. The selected works will be performed at the January 2008 event and should be designed for delivery in the MRC’s Rymer Auditorium on the installed Genelec 1038 based 5.1 system. Details are available here: http://music.york.ac.uk/mrc/facilities.html

Those works selected for commissioning will be announced by 19th December 2007; completed works must be ready for delivery at the SpACE-Net workshop on 23rd January 2008; commissioned artists will be expected to attend the event.

The maximum total budget to be awarded per selected commission, including fees, materials and consumables is £1000. Deadline for submissions is 30 Nov 2007.

Details of how to apply can be found at http://www.space-net.org.uk

Audio Lab – Dept. of Electronics, University of York
tel. 44 (0)1904 432407

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AV FESTIVAL 08

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Date: 28 Feb – 8 Mar 2008
Website: http://www.avfestival.co.uk/
Location: england

Outline:

AV Festival 08 is the UK`s largest international festival of electronic arts, and features visual art, music and moving image. A biennial event (the 2008
festival is the third, the first was in November 2003) AV Festival 08 will span four cities – Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland and Middlesbrough – throughout its nine day period.

AV Festival 08 will run from 28 February until 8 March 2008 with the theme of `Broadcast` to coincide with the beginning of analogue switch off in the UK.

Festival Director Honor Harger said:
`It seemed appropriate that on the day the analogue switch over begins, AV Festival are announcing their broadcast theme from the transmitter which will
be the last one in Great Britain to complete digital switchover in 2012.

The internet and mobile networks have created opportunities for us to `broadcast ourselves` in entirely new ways. As the landscape of broadcasting changes irrevocably, AV Festival 08 will be a catalyst for debate about the future of broadcasting, and an event to celebrate a century of on-air and online
transmission.`

AV Festival 08 will address the theme of broadcast through the work of sound artists, musicians, internationally renowned artists and filmmakers from
across the globe.

Highlights of AV Festival 08:
*Slovenian artist Marko Peljhan works with telecommunications technology, contemporary architecture and sustainable energy.
* Radiophonia at The Sage Gateshead will feature some of the pioneers of modern electronic music. This special event will include performances, talks and
workshops which delve into radiophonic music techniques. Radiophonia celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the renowned BBC Radiophonic Workshop which composed the theme tune to Dr Who and was a key player in the evolution of electronic music.
* An Open Air Radio Rally for amateur radio enthusiasts will happen in Newcastle`s historic Grainger Market in collaboration with Waygood Gallery, who will also run an amateur radio club for artists, musicians and those interested in gaining an amateur radio licence for two way broadcast.
* Yokomono by German / Dutch sound artists Staalplat Sound System is an installation of radios and toy cars called `vinyl-killers`, which takes place at alt.gallery.
* Aeriology is an exhibition by Australian artist Joyce Hinterding at the Reg Vardy Gallery in Sunderland. She will wrap the gallery in at least twenty kilometres of copper wire, transforming it into a beautiful, yet operational, giant radio antenna, listening to the earth.

The full programme for AV Festival 08 will be announced in January 2008. For more information visit the website.

Area: not in wales

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Video Idents for Theatre Company

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Website: www.candt.org
Location: england

Outline:

C&T Theatre Company combines performance with learning and new technologies for young and disabled people. Our distinctive projects each require a short (max 90 second) video `trailer` that:
- communicates the purpose and tone of the project
- engages the viewer
- encourages and promotes commitment to participation

Our first project, Add-Verb, requires such a trailer. Add-Verb is a high-profile, national project, where young people will create a new word and use performance and new media technologies to get that word into usage. In addition C&T requires short idents suitable for topping or tailing video content to ensure brand continuity.

We are looking for an animator who can:
- engage creatively with the project content.
- create animations (Flash or otherwise) suitable for conversion to video formats and embedding into websites.

We are offering a contract to develop these pieces of video/animation – the fee to be negotiated. A successful conclusion is likely to lead to further
trailers: we will be commissioning 6 more in the next 12 months.

The brief can be requested from: rob.lines@candt.org

If you think you fit the bill, contact Rob on 01905 855436 or on rob.lines@candt.org.

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Melanie Gilligan ? The Miner?s Object

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Date: Sunday 4 November, 16.30
Location: england

Outline:

A parable about experience and knowledge. Staged in the Holburne Museum of Art, the choice of site teases out a connection with late 18th century Bath as a place of both sensuous pleasures and egalitarianism of learning.

The Miner’s Object is a storytelling performance in which a miner discovers a strange, unknown object, a discovery that unfolds a debate about the social and material qualities of knowledge.

The Miner`s Object is presented as part of THE SENSIBLE STAGE, a programme of three performance works that use various methodologies of communication and engagement (or disengagement) ranging from storytelling to modernist theatre to participatory performance. THE SENSIBLE STAGE addresses questions of experience and perception, participation and spectatorship in relation to performance.

For more information please contact Bridget Crone or Lucy Badrocke on 01225 396 479 or email: info@mediaartbath.org.uk

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Lucienne Cole ? Hi Fidelity Hi

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Date: Sunday 4 November, 20.00
Website: www.mediaartbath.org.uk
Location: england

Outline:

A performance based on interviews with record collectors and personal anecdotes and memories associated with the artist’s own record collection. Collecting is sometimes seen as a lonely activity, as is playing records in the privacy of one`s own bedroom. BUT playing records is also about sharing, broadening horizons, breaking down barriers and having a good time.

BRING ALONG YOUR FAVORITE VINYL TO PLAY AFTER THE PERFORMANCE!

Hi Fidelity Hi is presented as part of THE SENSIBLE STAGE, a programme of three performance works that use various methodologies of communication and engagement (or disengagement) ranging from storytelling to modernist theatre to participatory performance. THE SENSIBLE STAGE addresses questions of experience and perception, participation and spectatorship in relation to performance.

For more information please contact Bridget Crone or Lucy Badrocke on 01225 396 479 or email: info@mediaartbath.org.uk

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Call for Submissions: New European Media Art Network

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Date: 7 Jan 2008
Website: www.vivid.org.uk
Location: international

Outline:

VIVID is delighted to announce its participation in an exciting project to support cutting edge artist research residencies throughout Europe from 2008 – 2009.

With support from the European Union Culture 2007 – 2013 programme the newly established European Media Art Network will give 16 production awards to emerging media art talent to explore the creative possibilities of innovative content for new media platforms.

The international residency programme has been running since 1995 and has worked with artists including Dane Watkins, Paul Harrison & John Wood, Martin Howse, Kypros Kyprianou, and Mike Stubbs.

Media artists in the fields of digital media (including internet and computer based art, video and sound) are invited to apply for a two month residency with one of the following partner organisations:

NETHERLANDS: Impakt, GERMANY: Werkleitz Gesellschaft, BULGARIA: Interspace, UK: VIVID

Residents will receive:
*A grant of 2.000 Euro
*Free accommodation
*Up to 250 Euro in travel expenses
*Access to technical facilities and media labs
*Individual exhibition following residency
*Major group exhibition in 2009 in Halle (Saale), Germany

If you would like to apply, please download an application form. Application deadline: MONDAY 7 JANUARY 2008

For more information please contact one of the institutions listed above, or alternatively, visit www.werkleitz.de/emare

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Design Wales: Brand Essentials Workshop

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Date: 12 Dec 2007, 10-12
Website: www.designwales.org.uk
Location: wales

Outline:

Design Wales is funded by the Welsh Assembly Government to provide a free and independent design advice to Welsh industry. The service is delivered through workshops, one-to-one support, publications and industry focussed events.

In order to reach their full potential, all companies need to present themselves appropriately to potential customers, staff, suppliers and investors. Design Wales has developed branding workshops called Brand Essentials. The workshops are aimed at pre start-up & start-up companies who have yet to develop a brand identity and also first-time users of external design expertise.

The free workshops last for two hours and aim to provide delegates with a basic understanding of the process of branding a product or service, through practical advice and case studies. Brand Essentials includes a session where delegates can start to draft their own design brief with the assistance of a design advisor.

For further information please contact Tel: 0845 303 1400 Email: vjones@designwales.org.uk

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