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DIGITAL STUDIO – Winter Season

12:00 am in Training by bloc

Date: Starting 9th November 2010
Location: wales




Welcome to the final Winter season of exciting digital arts workshops, covering a range of practical and thought-provoking techniques.


Tuesday 9th November


Retain the tactile, playful elements of analogue sound recording techniques, while speeding up the editing and post-production process with digital editing!

Want to record found sounds, performances, or just explore the other-worldly, sensory realm of hidden sounds? Learn optimum recording techniques, field recording, sound manipulation and editing software and how to apply within sound installation, as soundtracks or simply as recordings.


Tuesday 16th November


Want to get your work out there, network through Facebook or keep the world in-the-know on Twitter?

Now’s the time to ask ´ at our Social Networking drop-in session! We’ll be covering aspects of online networking and communication for raising profiles, gaining publicity and marketing events.

Places limited to 1 hour sessions. First come, first served.


Wednesday 17th November


Retain the tactile, playful elements of analogue film and image recording techniques, while speeding up the editing and post-production process with digital editing in Final Cut!

The workshop will cover converting and importing old film and photography footage, editing, transitions, using text and effects and generally learning to feel comfortable with image manipulation and editing software.


Tuesday 23rd & Wednesday 24th November

SPECIAL OFFER, £120 ´ including the price of printing your book!

An excellent opportunity to make a photobook of artwork, for archiving, portfolio or publicity purposes. Starting from scratch the course will cover photographing your work, manipulating existing imagery and then using these to create a book, with InDesign publishing software, AND an e-portfolio!


Friday 19th November


So, you’ve gone to a beginners course, and can cut, slice, rotate and apply more transitions than you can shake a clapperboard at! But what next?

Continuing on from basic techniques and software approaches in Final Cut, learn how to manipulate video, use multiple screens, live type fonts, and alter backgrounds through green screen techniques. Develop ideas with advanced techniques, exporting films and burning DVD showreels.


Wednesday 1st December


So, you’ve done a beginners course, and can crop, rotate and apply more artistic filters than you can shake a pixel at! But what next?

Come along for our intermediate workshop, where we’ll be continuing on from basic techniques, exploring composition, cut outs, cloning, collaging different elements together, layers and masks as we take one step closer to total Photoshop domination!

All of the above workshops have a maximum of three participants to one tutor, which is excellent for asking questions and gaining in-depth learning.

For more information and to make a booking contact:

Thea Stallwood, Digital Arts Project Manager


Tel: 02920 487850

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Ben Rivers: Slow Action

12:00 am in Exhibition by bloc

Date: 20th Nov-18th Dec, 12-5.30pm
Location: england


Ben Rivers: Slow Action

20 November – 18 December 2010

Preview 19 November 6 – 8pm

A new work, Slow Action stems from Ben Rivers` investigation into islands, his interest in Charles Darwin and research into the field of island biogeography. Slow Action focuses on the relationship we have – now and in the future – to islands, and considers the possible Utopias evolving in these isolated places.

Ben Rivers travelled to Lanzarote, Japan and Tuvalu to film unique landscapes and climates. Presented here for the first time and in a multi-screen installation, 16mm cinemascope footage of islands combine with animation and a soundtrack featuring a spoken text. This script has been written in collaboration with Mark von Schlegell – a Cologne-based American writer on subjects that range from science fiction to art criticism.

The films of Ben Rivers are rich, cinematic portraits that explore wilderness environments and self-contained worlds. Born in Somerset, Ben Rivers lives and works in London. He has exhibited at many international film festivals and galleries, and won numerous awards, most recently Tiger Award for Short Film, International Film Festival Rotterdam 2008 and Best Film, EXiS, Seoul 2008. He has been the recipient of a number of commissions, including a London Artist`s Film and Video Award and he was a Jarman Award 2010 nominee.

Slow Action, (2010) has been commissioned by Picture This and Animate Projects. Supported by Bristol City Council, Arts Council England, Daiwa Japan Foundation and the British Council.

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Workshop: Unravel – The Longest Hand Painted Film in Britain

12:00 am in Events by bloc

Date: 20th Nov, 12 – 4.30pm
Location: england


Workshop 12 – 4.30pm

Screening 5pm


Drop in

All ages welcome (parental supervision for children).

Alongside Ben Rivers exhibition and to coincide with Bristol’s annual Encounters Film Festival we are hosting a workshop focusing on 16mm film. This unique project ´ one in a series of 16mm workshops taking place across the country, aims to amass an epic hand painted 16mm film the length of Britain and over sixteen hours long. Participants are invited to mark and paint the 16mm film. The process will be documented and accompanied by a film that records the places and people who take part.

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The Future of Tourism

12:00 am in Seminars by bloc

Date: 16 Nov 2010, 9.00 – 17.00
Location: wales


Inventorium are holding a one-day intensive workshop of Technology and Tourism in Llandudno Junction on November 16th.

Ed Parsons, the Chief Location Technologist of Google will be a keynote speaker and participate throughout the day.

The day is about participative, practical, innovative activity – with the specific desire to start creating new products, systems and processes. There is no `simple` hour by hour agenda for the day and the outflows will be solid ideas which Inventorium will assist in bringing to reality.

We will restrict attendance to 30 people – of which 12 -15 should be tourism businesses and 4-6 should be tourism policy/support such as Visit Wales, WAG and Local Authorities. The other attendees are people with digital technology knowledge and expertise who want to exploit their skills to create new tourist business.

PLACES are LIMITED so registration is recommended and we will advise acceptance of a place as soon as possible. We are looking for open-minded tourism thinking and we are already getting considerable responses from the industry. We will follow this up with very specific technical and business support to bring these ideas to reality. We have also identified potential sources of financial and technical support.

To register visit the website

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All Raise This Barn by MTAA.

12:00 am in Publication by bloc

Location: online


Eric Dymond interviews MTAA artists Michael Sarff (M.River) about their project – All Raise This Barn – a group-assembled public building and/or sculpture.

Artists MTAA conducted an old-fashioned barn-raising using high-tech techniques. The general public group-decided design, architectural, structural and aesthetic choices using a commercially-available barn-making kit as the starting point. Part construction project, part participatory performance, All Raise This Barn explores the positive and also persuasive power of the community vote and its prevalence in contemporary society, from the Internet to reality television competitions.

About MTAA (M.River & T.Whid Art Associates).

Both members of MTAA live and work in Brooklyn, New York. Michael Sarff and Tim Whidden formed the artist collaboration MTAA in 1996. MTAA has presented artworks and performances at The New Museum of Contemporary Art, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Postmasters Gallery and Artists Space, all in New York city; The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis; The Beall Center for Art and Technology in Irvine, CA, The Getty Center in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. International exhibitions include the Seoul Net & Film Festival in Korea and Videozone2 – The 2nd International Video Art Biennial in Israel. The collaboration has earned grants and awards from the Creative Capital Foundation,, Eyebeam and New Radio & Performing Arts.

Furtherfield ´ online media arts community, platforms for creating,

viewing, discussing and learning about experimental practices at the

intersections of art, technology and social change.

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The Hand

12:00 am in Exhibition by bloc

Date: Preview: Friday 12th November 6 – 8pm
Location: england


Featuring artists Edwina Ashton, Mark Dean, David Mackintosh, David Musgrave, Mike Nelson and Cornelia Parker.

Taking its title and point of departure from the cult 1980′s horror film The Hand, WORKS!PROJECTS latest exhibition brings together new and rare work by six British artists in an exploration of malevolence and foreboding.

The exhibition mixes moving image and drawing in different forms to populate the gallery with visions of the inanimate and disembodied conjured into life, brooding voyeurism and undertones of dark sexual desire.

The works directly and indirectly reference a classic moment in American Hollywood horror, from Mark Dean’s hypnotic use of shower scene footage from Carrie and Mike Nelson’s rare, macabre drawing of the murderous ventriloquist puppet from Magic, to David Musgrave’s Television Drawings, that are reminiscent of malevolent forces making their presence felt through the white noise of television static in Poltergeist.

These works combine with the implicit horror in Edwina Ashton’s dark rendering of her deformed simpleton doctor. The sexual violence that lurks beneath Cornelia Parker’s beautiful but suggestive Pornographic Drawing is magnified in David Mackintosh’s looming wall painting of an eye peering through a keyhole which ties together the tone of malevolence & sexual predation that permeates the exhibition.

Times: 12 – 6pm, Thursday – Saturday, or by appointment.

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The New Cut: Aikaterini Gegisian ? ?Diego Garcia?

12:00 am in Exhibition by bloc

Date: 11th-13th November 2010 12-5.30pm
Location: england


Picture This presents the first UK solo showing of ´Diego Garcia”, a new work by artist Aikaterini Gegisian, accompanied by Aikaterini Gegisian in conversation with writer and critic Colin Perry.

´Diego Garcia shows us the dark underbelly of a troubled paradise. It asks us to think about how the idealisation of a place relates to perspective, distance, control and power. It turns answers into questions, and asks us to look at the world in all its brutal rawness.” Colin Perry

´Diego Garcia: is an artist’s documentary, which looks at the deportation of the inhabitants of the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean (now the site of one of the biggest American military bases in the world) by the British Government to Mauritius. The film juxtaposes text extracts from the Chagossian`s High Court testimonies ´ which collectively portray the islands as a paradise lost ´ with a camera that continuously wanders in the Mauritian landscape. These testimonies become the starting point for looking at Mauritius and the Indian Ocean as a complex set of relationships and act as catalysts in unravelling the hidden traces of history inscribed in spaces.

In collaboration with Kalfayan Galleries (Athens-Thessaloniki), ´Diego Garcia” has been shown at the Elefsina Cultural Center ‘L. KANELLOPOULOS’, Greece, Guest Projects, London and will be shown at Thessaloniki Center of Contemporary Art, Greece in 2011.

Copies of Aikaterini: Falling In Place (including The Long View, a commissioned essay by Colin Perry), published by Kalfayan Galleries (Athens-Thessaloniki, Greece), will be on sale.

´Diego Garcia” was produced through Picture This’ Small Wonders scheme and funded by the Arts Council England, Thessaloniki Contemporary Art Center and PARTage Residencies, Mauritius.


Saturday 13 November, 2 pm

Aikaterini Gegisian in conversation with writer and critic Colin Perry, introduced by Beth Alden from Picture This.

A discussion between Aikaterini Gegisian and Colin Perry will look at some of the ideas within the work and explore the artist’s processes in producing the film.

Colin Perry is an art writer based in London. Aside from writing catalogue essays, he contributes regularly to art magazines such as Art Monthly and Frieze, and has also written for ArtReview, Art in America, Modern Painters, Catalogue magazine and MAP. He presents talks and discussions on contemporary art and regularly appears on Art Monthly’s radio programme on Resonance 104.4 FM.

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Dance for Film Evening

12:00 am in Screening by bloc

Date: 2nd November 6pm,7pm,8pm
Location: wales


An Evening of Dance Film works.

Cynefin – a film set in the ruined mining houses of Moel Siabod will be premiered and shown alongside other dance for film works.

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Call for Artists: Artist in Residence

12:00 am in Residency by bloc

Location: england


Exciting Opportunity for a disabled or Deaf artist (UK-based)

A research and artistic development residency supported by three leading art organisations; Prism Arts, Lanternhouse and Folly.

The residency will create the space and time for an artist to develop their practice while supported and promoted by three high profile art organisations.

The chosen artist will be asked to develop commission ideas for the Cultural Olympiad Unlimited programme. Unlimited is a unique opportunity for disabled and Deaf artists to access funding to develop and produce a new piece of work. The ideas developed during the residency can form part of a bid for up to £50,000 to support the production of a new piece of work.

Unlimited encourages disabled and Deaf artists to push beyond their personal best by creating work which opens doors, changes minds, and inspires new collaborations. Unlimited offers winning artists the opportunity to showcase their work at high profile events across the country.

Applications to Unlimited must come through a partner arts organisation; this is why Prism Arts, Lanternhouse and Folly have collaborated to ensure that disabled artists can access the space and time required to take advantage of this commission opportunity.

This residency will enable the successful artist, at no cost to themselves, to develop ideas for a commission bid of up to £50,000, which can be made on their behalf by one of the partner organisations.

All three organisations will support the chosen artist in developing their bid so their project has the best possible chance of being accepted.

This opportunity is open to artists developing work across a range of art-forms, however we particularly welcome artists who work with technologies or consider future ways of life in their work.

In return for support, advice, accommodation and a stipend we would expect the artist to:

• engage/collaborate with the newly formed Cumbrian Disabled Artists Network

• contribute to Lanternhouse`s participative programme during their residency

• present proposals at the end of the residency

The Details

Accommodation for 2-3 weeks at Lanternhouse, Ulverston, and a stipend of £300* is available to the chosen artist. We expect the residency to take place in January 2011.

*The £300 stipend represents a basic payment. However, we will enter into a unique relationship with each artist and as well as a basic fee, we offer accommodation and working space, access to technological support and our digital resources.

Participation is a vital component of the project and the artist in residence is asked to contribute to our engagement programme, for this delivery we will also pay a negotiated fee. We also offer a budget for project/development work – this is negotiated as part of the residency.

How to Apply

Expressions of interest should be sent to Amy at Please include examples of recent work, an up to date CV and a brief explanation of why you are interested in this opportunity.

Deadline: 15th November 2010

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12:00 am in Screening by bloc

Date: 18.30hrs Thursday 28 October
Location: england



Tommy Hartung, Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix PointNever), Michael Robinson, Jordan Wolfson

Curated by Al Cameron

FREE but booking recommended (0117 917 2300)19

Media Art Bath is excited to present a programme curated by Al Cameron, film and music programmer at Arnolfini, for the next MAB FILM EXERCISE. Al’s programme, HOLD ME TIGHT / HOLDING ON FOREVER, includes work by Tommy Hartung, Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix PointNever), Michael Robinson, Jordan Wolfson.

Recomposing mass entertainment into new quests towards truth, and particularly feeling a sincere reverence for pop music`s structures and emotive powers ´ love, dread, yearning, melancholy ´ much of this recent work from New York reaches out its hands towards the eternal, the infinite, the ecstatic ´ ek-stasis: a state outside of time.

Moving images compress and crystallize the temporal. Like memories they may loop again and again to the jetty at Orly: portals to universal emotions. Mental and cinematic processes become science fictions of the infinite; blissful, awesome, carrying a sublime promise to ´unlock the door… to lie down with this beast in a world beyond time” (Ballard)

Image: Tommy Hartung, The Ascent of Man, 2009: Video still. Courtesy of Stellar Rays

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