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Do It With Others at the Dark Mountain

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Date: 04 Dec 2009 – 30 Jan 2010
Website: http://www.http.uk.net/diwodarkmountain/
Location: england

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Do It With Others at the Dark Mountain

We live in a time of social, economic and ecological unravelling. All around us are signs that our whole way of living is already passing into history. – Uncivilisation, The Dark Mountain Manifesto.

The Dark Mountain Project is ‘a new cultural movement for an age of global disruption.’ It aims to ‘question the stories that underpin our failing civilisation, to craft new ones for the age ahead and to write clearly and honestly about our true place in the world.’ Do It With Others (DIWO) at the Dark Mountainis a cultural collaboration for this age. ´Uncivilisation,” the Dark Mountain Manifesto, calls for a cultural response to our current predicament. Its challenge is offered to network-minded artists, technologists, writers and activists as a provocation ´ to work together to re-envision the narratives and infrastructures that govern our relationships with the natural world, and how they might be unravelled and rewoven to reconfigure our place in it. As ´Uncivilisation” concludes, ‘The end of the world as we know it is not the end of the world full stop.’

Artists, technologists, writers, activists and all other living beings are invited to correspond with each other across physical and digital mail networks. Transmissions and missives may take the form of texts, images, sound, net movies, objects, software programmes and instructions and will be assembled for an exhibition of all submissions offering new myths and maps for future uncivilisation at HTTP Gallery.

Do It With Others at the Dark Mountain is a collaborative project by Furtherfield.org and The Dark Mountain Project.

For more information go to: http://www.http.uk.net/diwodarkmountain/

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Sound Ecologies: Listening in the City

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Date: 18 Nov 2009, 10am-4pm
Website: http://www.furtherfield.org/soundecologies.php
Location: england

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A day of presentations, participatory workshops and informal performance around themes of urban sound, networked sound, locative media and acoustic ecology ´ the relationship between living beings and their environment, as mediated by sound. Featuring Furtherfield.org (Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett), and guest speakers Stanza, Peter Cusack, Ximena Alarc¢n and Pedro Rebelo.

The event is free, and open to anyone interested, including musicians, artists, curators, technologists; ecologically inclined thinkers, makers and doers of all kinds.

Space is limited. To reserve your place at Sound Ecologies please email Louise Gordon at concerts@city.ac.uk. We hope to offer wireless access, but you MUST email in advance your name, computer model and MAC address to Katharine Norman at Katharine.Norman@city.ac.uk by 7 November 2009.

We invite you to contribute sound and AV media on the theme of `urban sound` to VisitorsStudio for incorporation into the mix by participants on the day.

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Picture This` – New Website

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Website: http://www.picture-this.org.uk
Location: england

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We now have a new website designed by Bureau for Visual Affairs. It`s full of content including video clips from our projects and exhibitions, interviews with artists discussing their work which you can download and essays and articles relating to our projects and the broader context of artists` film and video practice.

During the next few months we will add information and content relating to all our projects dating back to 1991 creating a comprehensive archive of Picture This` commissions. Come and have a look around.

http://www.picture-this.org.uk

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Ffotogallery Vision On ! Week 1 ! Playing Things: Gaming Phenomena

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Date: Oct 23 – Oct 31 2009
Website: http://www.ffotogallery.org/exhibition.php?ex_id=343&p=
Location: wales

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Vision On

Between 22 October ´ 5 December Ffotogallery will present a season of exhibitions, lectures and workshops examining the creative use of digital technology at Turner House Gallery, Penarth.

In a series of themed weeks, the Vision On programme aims to involve the wider community in a celebration of digital potential through artist presentations, public interventions, installations and hands-on workshops. Participants are invited to engage with the practice and theory under investigation.

Ffotogallery joins forces with University of Wales Newport (http://amd.newport.ac.uk) to present a unique series of lectures that provide a rigorous framework for innovative practice, establishing a place for the digital firmly within the gallery programme.

Alongside the advertised programme, you are invited to use the Media Lab – a suite of Apple Macs available for visitors to browse Internet tours examining exciting new media.

Join us for our Wednesday lectures, Saturday workshops, or drop in to view the exhibition and find out what informal activities are planned in coming weeks. Alternatively check our website www.ffotogallery.org or follow us on http://twitter.com/ffotogallery/

Week 1 ! Playing Things: Gaming Phenomena Oct 23 – Oct 31 2009

Games are both coming out of the screen to be played on the streets of major cities near you and mutating through other media forms. The hybrid offspring of gaming and the network run wild across the gallery space of the Internet. Despite the broader economic collapse, 2009 marks a certain critical mass of independent games development practice.

The Path. http://tale-of-tales.com/ThePath/

The Path is far removed from its fast moving counterparts in the American games industry. Based loosely on the Little Red Riding Hood fairytale, it explores the familiar coming of age narrative buried deep in European folklore tradition. It doesn’t reward willpower, quick reactions or an acquisitive nature: it is about sexuality, the darker side of human nature and the price we sometimes pay for experience. The work is presented as a large-scale interactive projection, accompanied by sumptuous early drawings and artwork from Auriea Harvey, which inform the games’ stunning visuals

Lecture: Saturday 24 October 2009, 2pm – Tale of Tales in conversation

(Part of May You Live In Interesting Times Festival)

Media artists Auriea Harvey and Micha‰l Samyn formed Tale of Tales in 2003 following the San Francisco MOMA Prize for Excellence in Online Art in 2000. In both their websites and their games, they embrace the unique intimacy that the interactive medium brings. Harvey and Samyn don’t care much for the challenge and skill-based interaction of traditional games ´ combat and competition. In Tale of Tales’ world, games deal with original themes, complex issues, and intimate problems. They inspire imagination and association in free-form narrative environments. It’s about finding something that pertains to your own life, that is meaningful to you.

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Gallery Activities: Saturday 31st October 2009 – Turner House of Horrors

Digital imaging workshop for young people. Superimpose yourself into Tale of Tales` ghostly world, make a virtual mask inspired by their game, The Endless Forest, or transform yourself into your favourite ghoul. Take your prints and artwork home.

FREE – suitable for ages 7 to adult

To book for any of these events please email: turnerhouse@ffotogallery.org

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Tale of Tales in Conversation

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Date: Sat 24 Oct 2009, 2 pm
Website: /www.ffotogallery.org/exhibition.php?ex_id=343&p=
Location: wales

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Ffotogallery is pleased to announce Tale of Tales will be joining us at the Gallery for a talk this Saturday 24 Oct at 2pm.

Please book your place in advance turnerhouse@ffotogallery.org

The Path. http://tale-of-tales.com/ThePath/

The Path is far removed from its fast moving counterparts in the American games industry. Based loosely on the Little Red Riding Hood fairytale, it explores the familiar coming of age narrative buried deep in European folklore tradition. It doesn’t reward willpower, quick reactions or an acquisitive nature: it is about sexuality, the darker side of human nature and the price we sometimes pay for experience. The work is presented as a large-scale interactive projection, accompanied by sumptuous early drawings and artwork from Auriea Harvey, which inform the games’ stunning visuals

Lecture: Saturday 24 October 2009 – Tale of Tales in conversation

Media artists Auriea Harvey and Micha‰l Samyn formed Tale of Tales in 2003 following the San Francisco MOMA Prize for Excellence in Online Art in 2000. In both their websites and their games, they embrace the unique intimacy that the interactive medium brings. Harvey and Samyn don’t care much for the challenge and skill-based interaction of traditional games ´ combat and competition. In Tale of Tales’ world, games deal with original themes, complex issues, and intimate problems. They inspire imagination and association in free-form narrative environments. It’s about finding something that pertains to your own life, that is meaningful to you.

ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL

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Now Showing: Jean-Charles Hue

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Date: 14th October – 3rd November 2009
Website: www.tank.tv
Location: online

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tank.tv

Now Showing: Jean-Charles Hue 
14th October – 3rd November 2009

`(The) world of travellers enables me to develop several themes recurrent in my work: belief, crooks, popular and invented speech, music and people who have a certain bent for fantasy`. Jean-Charles Hue

Oscillating between fiction and documentary Hue`s focus on the Hispanic and French Gypsy communities captures difficult moments and unsettling characters. Rather than falling into the traditional trap of artist as ethnographer Hue`s concentration on visual texture and his own gypsy heritage forces the viewer into a state of moral hesitation.

Jean-Charles Hue, a free online exhibition from 14th October to 3rd November 2009 at www.tank.tv, is part of tank.tv`s 2009 Solo Show Programme.

Also showing: tank.tv 2009 Solo Show Programme artist Sebastian Buerkner

´Buerkner is one of the most innovative artists working with animation today.” The Showroom

Buerkner, also part of the creates animations using Macromedia Flash, a technique self-taught whilst studying at Chelsea College of Art, London. The visual environments he creates offer poly-sensorial experiences, subtly set in situations at the edge of dreaming and waking, reminiscent of Surrealism or the Theatre of the Absurd.

The exhibition can be found on the tank.tv archive.

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Image Credits:

Jean-Charles Hue, `Gilberto`. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Michel Rein, Paris

Thomas Hirschhorn, `The Bijlmer Spinoza-Festival`, 2009.

‘Running Events: Anton de Kom-debat’

Amsterdam, 2009

Photo: Vittoria Martini

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BA (Hons) Interactive Media for the Arts (iMA)

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Date: Saturday 17th October and Saturday 31st October
Website: http://www.glam.ac.uk/coursedetails/685/915
Location: wales

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BA (Hons) Interactive Media for the Arts (iMA)

Interested in pursing higher education in a combination of arts and media? Interested in the artistic possibilities of combining computers with installation art, performance and audio-visual media? BA (Hons) Interactive Media for the Arts (iMA) may be the degree for you and is currently recruiting for it`s September 2010 intake. The degree is based at the ATRiuM, University of Glamorgan, Wales, a state of the art building in the centre of Cardiff which opened in November 2007. Open days with sample workshops will be running this month on Saturday 17th October and Saturday 31st October. For more information on these and to book a place please see the website here: http://www.glam.ac.uk/apply/1948/openevents/UndergraduateOpenDays/

About the course

This is a course for people who are excited by interactive media arts and want to engage with it through creative practice. The course offers a unique approach that combines creative and innovative use of interactive media with the exploration of merging art and media disciplines.

Supported by a team of practicing artists you will undertake a number of exploratory and experimental projects covering screen-based work, networked and mobile media, installation, performance and sonic arts. You will be encouraged to think and work across disciplines and to understand the possibilities of combining media and diverse forms of practice. Visits to galleries, festivals or events will provide you with opportunities to experience creative and innovative new media first hand.

The multi-disciplinary nature of the course ensures that you will graduate with an all-round understanding of interactive media enabling you to conceive, create and display work within a number of contexts. Skills will provide you with the opportunity to pursue a diverse number of art and media careers. This may include working on new media initiates for arts-based organisations, working within the interaction design industry, setting up as a freelance artist/media producer etc. In addition this course can lead to postgraduate study at the University of Glamorgan or elsewhere.

For further information please see the course page online: http://www.glam.ac.uk/coursedetails/685/915

If you would like to discuss the course in more detail please contact: Garrett Lynch, glynch@glam.ac.uk.

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Crossover Cross-Platform TV Course

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Date: 16 Oct 2009
Website: http://sheffdocfest.com/
Location: wales

Outline:

Are you a newcomer who would like to acquire the skills to work in multi-platform production or programming for television?

Crossover is a FREE seven-month course, supported by Skillset`s TV Freelance Fund, in which 38 participants from across the UK will design creative interactive experiences for television while taking part in practical workshops, seminars and masterclasses delivered by industry professionals at Skillset Academies. These 38 places are available across Wales, Bournemouth and Edinburgh for committed newcomers who want to work in the most exciting area of media production.

You will see the industry in action at the Sheffield DocFest in early November, with its digital Crossover sessions and dynamic TV market. You will gain work experience with one of the UK’s leading production companies or digital agencies and follow e-learning modules designed to equip you with specialist knowledge you will need to function as an independent producer. Then, in a process that follows real industry practice, you will learn how to generate ideas for new types of media, form an independent production unit, develop a project and pitch it for real to commissioners. By the end of the course you will have gained real industry experience and contacts and should have in-demand skills that will give you a distinct advantage in applying for jobs, working as a freelancer or setting up your own company.

All your costs will be covered: what we need from you is the motivation, determination and imagination to succeed in the most exciting and rapidly developing area of television.

Further information and how to apply is available at: https://sheffdocfest.com/attachments/68528/Skillset_New_Entrants_-_Full_Course_Outline.pdf

Deadline: 16th October 2009

Area: all wales

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Infernal Machine

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Date: 9 Oct 2009
Website: http://www.g39.org/
Location: wales

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g39 invite you to preview the new group exhibition Infernal Machine, featuring new works by Stuart Croft, Martijn Hendricks & Dave Griffiths. Taking its name from the writer Christopher Isherwood’s description of film as a medium in his novel Prater Violet (1945), the exhibition brings together new work from three significant artists working with film as a gallery based medium and exploring the relationship between art and cinema.

Earlier on the same night…

Sharon Crew, Jessica Hunziker and Alistair Owen
Previews Friday 09 Oct 5-6pm at National Theatre Wales, Castle Arcade, Cardiff.

G39 continues its curatorial residency at National Theatre Wales with a group exhibition of new work by three promising young artists. Drawing and its myriad forms are imbedded in our ability to learn about what we can do. An abstract page completely covered by a child in colouring crayon is made to understand direction and fullness, trajectory and containment. The works in this exhibition, by some of Wales’ most promising recent graduates, explore space through something that is perhaps like drawing.

For more information please contact us on (029) 2025 5541 or email sam@g39.org

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Safeguarding the Creative Industries in Wales

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Date: 20 Oct 2009
Website: http://www.ecrimewales.com/creativeindustries
Location: wales

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Few industries can match the speed of change and rate of adoption of new technologies than that of the Creative/Media sector – with almost all facets of production and delivery now heavily dependent on computer and networking technologies. As society becomes ever more consumer focussed and uptake of faster Broadband in homes and the workplace likely to continue apace, opportunities exist for established and fledgling businesses in Wales’ Creative Industries to create and exploit new digital content for a worldwide market.

However, history has shown that the emergence of new commercial opportunities very quickly reveals a parallel criminal marketplace. Research over 2007-8 has revealed that e-Crime has cost business in Wales over £280 million in lost sales and productivity. This figure is based solely on known and reported incidents.

To help Creative businesses review and implement e-Security practices with staff in their own organisation, a half-day Workshop in advance of the main Summit is being held on the 20th October. This Workshop will be the first of it’s kind in Wales to cover e-Security issues within the Creative Industries and aims to focus on two main themes:

– e-Security measures and staff behaviours
– Digital content protection: copyright and Intellectual Property (IP)

For more information or to register go to: http://www.ecrimewales.com/creativeindustries

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