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State of Art

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Website: http://www.furtherfield.org/display_user.php?ID=906
Location: online

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A conversation between G.H. Hovagimyan and Mark Cooley conducted through electronic mail. Hovagimyan with Cooley about his experiences around censorship in art culture, identifying some of the taboos which tend to influence responses from potential censors (curators, board members, sponsors, politicians, and other interested parties). As well as the economics, funding and criterias around art practice, and how that shapes the context of how art is seen and presented in an art framework and what this means.

G.H. Hovagimyan is an experimental digital artist working in a variety of forms. He was one of the first artists in New York to start working with the Internet in the early nineties. His work ranges from hypertext works to digital performance art and installations. His streamed video talk shows, Art Dirt and Collider explore and document the artists of the digital art scene at the time circa 1995-2000.

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Ffosfforescence Light Installation

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Date: 5 Dec 2009, 7 – 9 pm
Website: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=174450457252
Location: wales

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A dynamic light installation in the water surrounding Penarth Pier on Dec 5th 2009 commissioned by Ffotogallery and The Washington Gallery.
This visually stunning landscape intervention is the closing event to Ffotogallery’s Vision On season. It will highlight the ‘Save the Penarth Pavilion Campaign’ and celebrate its 80th Birthday.

Ffosfforescence is the first work from Bread – a new collaboration between Bristol based artists Ruth Essex and David Boultbee which aims to use light to articulate hidden spaces and shadows of familiar public landmarks. The work will be built with the help of volunteers from the local community and experts from Dorkbot Bristol who will both assist in the construction of the work and transport the glowing orbs through the town to the pier. If you fancy getting involved on the day, between 12 – 5pm, then please drop anne@ffotogallery.org a line to book a place on the orb making workshop. For those of you just wanting to watch, you can view the work being assembled from 4 pm, and it will reach its dramatic climax at high tide, around 8 pm.

The Pier Celebrations will kick off with a reception at the Kymin at 5pm to celebrate the 80th Birthday for the Penarth Pavilion followed by drinks from 6:30pm at Turner House Gallery.

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Do I have to paint you a picture?

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Date: 8 Jan 2010
Location: wales

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Submissions are now invited for an artist led initiative to showcase a new generation of lens based practice in Wales. The inaugural `Do I have to paint you a picture?` will focus on contemporary use of Polaroid technology, giving emerging artists the chance to exhibit alongside a wealth of internationally acclaimed works.

Throughout a six-week programme of lens-based exhibitions, an evolving curatorial project will utilise a disused shop unit within one of the city`s increasingly sparse (yet ornately beautiful) Victorian and Edwardian Arcades. In response to photography`s evolving technological and ideological complexities, Do I Have To Paint You A Picture? will aim to bring together disparate artists working with Polaroid and to contextualise their work through an imaginative and inventive curatorial process.

If you are an artist working with the endagered medium, we would love to see your work. Send no more than six large images (300dpi) with a brief statement (max 300 words) to samperryphoto@yahoo.co.uk or no more than six Polaroid prints and a brief statement to; Sam Perry, c/o g39, 39 Wyndham Arcade, Mill Lane, Cardiff CF10 1FH. For any more information please call 07732 228 119 or email samperryphoto@yahoo.co.uk

Deadline: Friday 8th January 2010.

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The Art of With 2: Artists & Curators

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Date: Wed 25 November, 13:00 – 17:00
Website: www.cornerhouse.org/theartofwith
Location: england

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The Art of With is an action research project by Cornerhouse that aims to explore how a contemporary arts organisation should work with audiences, artists and curators at a time when technological development and web 2.0 means we live in a culture of openess, participation and collaboration. The second seminar in Cornerhouse’s exploration of The Art of With will focus on artists and curators, with talks, breakout discussion sessions and the opportunity for artists and curators to showcase their work.

Keynote speakers include:

o New York-based curator Michael Connor. Michael Connor will explore why the many-to-many logic of the Web has not yet transformed contemporary art in the way that it has revolutionised other sectors of the culture industry. The talk will cover the role of user-created content and participation in contemporary art, bringing together a wide range of historical and contemporary examples. The talk is based on A Manual for the 21st Century Gatekeeper, his essay commissioned by Cornerhouse for The Art of With project.

o Rotterdam-based artists Bik Van Der Pol. Bik Van Der Pol will talk about artistic practices in relation to The Art of With, including their work on Nomads and Residents, a project which creates a collaborative platform for presentations by artists, critics, curators, architects and others (www.nomadsresidents.org )

Breakout sessions will give attendees the opportunity to explore themes that have emerged from the three essays published so far. Topics to be discussed at the breakout sessions will be published soon. An additional open session can be arranged for any audience topic that arises on the day.

The talks will end on a series of quick fire presentations from artists, curators and practitioners presenting a project they have done they think fits in with The Art of With ethos.

After drawing conclusions from the day’s debates, all participants will have a chance to socialise and exchange ideas around a drink in the galleries.

BOOKING

Online ´ please visit www.cornerhouse.org/theartofwith

By Phone ´ Box Office (12:00 ´ 20:00) 0161 200 1500

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Origin of the Species & Slow Action

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Date: 26 Nov – 5 Dec 2009
Website: http://www.picture-this.org.uk
Location: england

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Two films by artist Ben Rivers which muse on the ideas of Charles Darwin – one through the field of island biogeography, considering possible future Utopias evolving on isolated islands, the other through the thoughts of a 75-year-old amateur inventor and Darwin enthusiast.

Artist Talk: Wednesday 25 November, 6.30 – 8.30pm Come along to the space for an informal evening with the artist discussing the ideas behind these two films exhibited at Picture This.

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Mapping CCTV around Whitehall

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Website: http://www.furtherfield.org/displayreview.php?review_id=366
Location: online

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Ambient.TV`s Mapping CCTV around Whitehall.

Review by Rob Myers.

Two-part exercise to map CCTV cameras around Whitehall, London, within a zone covered by SOCPA (Serious and Organized Crime and Police Act 2005). A map of the hundreds of cameras in the zone was made over two days of observation. The second part involved mapping the range of one of these cameras, no. 40 in Villiers street, by intercepting its signal as it was transmitted wirelessly without encryption. As passers-by entered the marked area covered by the camera, they were alerted to the its presence and handed a copy of the map of CCTV cameras in Whitehall.

`Mapping CCTV around Whitehall`, 2008, is, as its name implies, a performance of mapping Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) security cameras around the UK`s parliament in London and a video record of that performance by Ambient.tv`s Manu Luksch. Starting with a HAL 9000-like image of a CCTV lens, the video of `Mapping CCTV In Whitehall` has a glitchy techno aesthetic of sound and images with a post-MTV-Style Guide reportage feel. The first half consists of a recording of the police stop-and-search interviewing Luksch under anti-terrorism legislation, with a map of the area superimposed. The second half consists of CCTV views of the range of Camera number 40 being taped out, and of the people caught within those bounds. Words flash on the screen to identify the subjects of CCTV. This redeployment of the language of mass media visual persuasion opens up what we see rather than closing it down, making it a very effective encapsulation of the project`s ideas and aesthetics.

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The MAB Film Exercise

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Date: 3 Dec 2009, 18.30
Website: www.mediaartbath.org.uk
Location: england

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Exercising ideas in and around artists’ film
Media Art Bath presents a new monthly screening of artists’ film in which invited curators will present and discuss a programme (or single piece) of moving image work.

PROGAMME I: Greetings comrades, the image has now changed its status
FREE, Booking recommended

Amanda Beech, Harun Farocki, Beatrice Gibson, Maryam Jafri, Pil and Galia Kollectiv, Cerith Wyn Evans

What is the status of the image today? Where does the image start and stop? Characterised by the speed of its dissemination, the image might be understood as
the transmission of digital information, as a fleeting visual impression, as affective experience, as an important factor in the gaining of knowledge, expanded, compressed, archival, educative, celebratory and informalÂ… It might be all or none of these. Contingent. Staged. A restitution. A refusal.

The MAB Film Exercise is a place for discussing art and the ideas it generates, please join us! For further information about the programme visit www.mediaartbath.org.uk

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VisitorsStudio at netarts.org 2009

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Website: http://netarts.org/2009/grand_prize_2009.html
Location: online

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VisitorsStudio wins the Grand Prize – netarts.org 2009. Netarts.org (aka Art on the Net) run by the Art on the Net steering committee and the Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts.

VisitorsStudio is a real-time, multi-user, online arena for creative `many to many` dialogue, interviews, networked performance and collaborative polemic. Through simple and accessible facilities, the VisitorsStudio web-based interface allows users to upload, manipulate and collage their own audio-visual files with others`, to remix existing media. Providing a platform for the exploration of collective creativity for both emergent and established artists from a diverse array of geographical locations and social contexts. Designed so anyone in the world can access it from a 56k modem. Participants upload sound files and still/moving images (jpg, png, mp3, flv, swf) to a shared database, mixing and responding to each other`s compositions in real-time. Individuals can also chat with each other and are located in the interface by their own dancing-cursors.
http://www.visitorsstudio.org

About Furtherfield – Furtherfield.org believes that through creative and critical engagement with practices in art and technology people are inspired and enabled to become active co-creators of their cultures and societies. Providing platforms for creating, viewing, discussing and learning about experimental practices at the intersections of art, technology and social change.
http://www.furtherfield.org

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Maker Faire, Newcastle: Call for Proposals

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Date: 11 Dec 2009
Website: http://makerfaire.com/newcastle/2010/
Location: england

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Following the outstanding success of the first UK Maker Faire which was attended by over 7000 visitors, we are thrilled to announce Maker Faire 2010! Once again, Maker Faire will be heading to North East England as part of the Newcastle ScienceFest – a 10 day festival celebrating creativity and innovation. DIY Makers, Progressive Techies, Old-Fashioned and Indie Crafters, Mad Scientists, Quirky Musicians and Myriad Innovators propose your projects here. Deadline for submitting proposals is December 11th and then we will make a selection by January 8th.

New to Maker Faire? Maker Faire celebrates things people create themselves — from James Bond-worthy electronic gizmos to homemade clothes. Inspiration is ubiquitous at the festival and there are surprises around every corner for people of all ages. At Maker Faire, technology meets art, science meets fashion, engineering meets crafting and that`s just the tip of the iceberg. This DIY festival features cool robots, clever gadgets, garden shed inventions, knitted wonders, renegade fashions, cars and bikes like you`ve never seen before, the occasional fireball, music-making and much, much more!

Deadline: 11 Dec 2009

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The Annual 2010 – Deadline Extended

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Date: 15 Jan 2010
Website: http://theannual.creativereview.co.uk/
Location: england

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NOTE: Deadline extended to 15th Jan 2010.

Creative Review presents The Annual 2010

The Creative Review Annual brings together the year’s best work in visual communication. The Annual will showcase the finest creative work produced worldwide during 2009. The Annual aims to be the definitive guide to the year in visual communication, including Advertising, Graphic Design, Digital Media, Illustration, Editorial Design, Music Video and more. As the only title to cover all these areas and with nearly 30 years experience, Creative Review has allied its skills and knowledge with that of leading industry figures to select the most significant work of 2009. The chosen work will be published with the May 2010 issue of Creative Review.

For full details about how to enter, please visit the website: http://theannual.creativereview.co.uk/

Please note that the judges prefer physical entries.

Deadline: 15 January 2010

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