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Interview with Johannes Grenzfurthner of monochrom Part 2.

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Website: http://www.furtherfield.org/displayreview.php?review_id=411
Location: online

Outline:

Marc Da Costa interviews the ever dynamic Johannes Grenzfurthner, founder of monochrom. Part 2.

This is second of three interviews with Grenzfurthner. This time round we focus on monochrom`s art intervention at the Sao Paulo Art Biennial, Sao Paulo (Brazil) in 2002. In response to being asked as representatives of the Republic of Austria, they created the persona of Georg P. Thomann, an irascible, controversial (and completely fictitious) artist of longstanding fame and renown. Through the implementation of this ironic mechanism, the biography of the non-existent artist was also included in the catalogue. The interview explores the reasons behind such an activist endeavour, touching on various themes including questions around representation and the commodity value of the artists.

Grenzfurthner has collaborated with groups such as ubermorgen, Billboard Liberation Front, Esel and Mego (label). Grenzfurthner writes for various online/print magazines and radio stations (e.g. ORF, Telepolis, Boing Boing). Grenzfurthner has served on a number of art juries (e.g. Steirischer Herbst, Graz). He holds a professorship for art theory and art practice at the University of Applied Sciences, Graz, Austria and is a lecturer at University of Arts and Industrial Design in Linz, Austria.

Since 1993, the Monochrom members have devoted themselves to the grey zones where systems intersect: the art (market), politics, economics, pop, gaiety, vanity, good clean fanaticism, crisis, language, culture, self-content, identity, utopia, mania and despair. The technique underlying Monochrom`s work is that of being and working in the fields of Pop/avant-garde, theory/reflection, interventionism/politics, gaiety/lust/tragedy, (self-)configuration/mystification. The project Monochrom pushes into and beyond these fields is, `networking` events, people, possibilities, material, impetus and identities.` (Zdenka Badovinac, Moderna Galerija Ljubljana)

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Other Info:

A living, breathing, thriving networked neighbourhood…

http://identi.ca/furtherfield

http://twitter.com/furtherfield

Other reviews,articles,interviews

http://www.furtherfield.org/reviews.php

Furtherfield ´ online media arts community, platforms for creating,

viewing, discussing and learning about experimental practices at the

intersections of art, technology and social change.

http://www.furtherfield.org

HTTP Gallery ´ physical media arts Gallery (London).

http://www.http.uk.net

Netbehaviour – Networked Artists List Community.

http://www.furtherfield.org

Area: not in wales

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Can Art do Technology and Social Change?

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Website: http://www.axisweb.org/dlForum.aspx?ESSAYID=18115
Location: online

Outline:

Can Art do Technology and Social Change?

Is it possible to develop artistic projects that not only change the way we see and use technology but also affect real social change at the same time? Ruth Catlow introduces the Zero Dollar Laptop project and proposes that this might just be possible.

By Ruth Catlow.

The Zero Dollar Laptop Workshop programme has been developed and delivered through partnership between Furtherfield and Access Space and aims to change attitudes to technology. It does this by recycling hardware, deploying Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), sharing skills and working together to create rich media content.

This project has provided a useful basis for thinking about how art might be able to create change through learning and education that relates to technology.

This question becomes especially relevant in the context of current, global economic and ecological collapse.

Area: not in wales

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It`s All About Me…iWEB

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Date: Friday 22nd October, 10am – 4pm
Website: http://www.womensarts.co.uk
Location: wales

Outline:

Women`s Arts Association – DIGITAL STUDIO

It’s All About Me…iWEB

Friday 22nd October, 10am ´ 4pm

£75

Need to make your own website but feel overwhelmed by the thought of coding and Dreamweaver? Then this workshop is just for you. Learn how to make your own website using iWeb software on Apple Mac – include photographs, set up a blog or podcasts and get yourself and your work, out there!

For more information and to book a place contact:

Thea Stallwood – Digital Arts Project Manager

digital@womensarts.co.uk

02920 487850

Area: southern bloc

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SŴN 2010 : Free music industry daytime sessions open to all…

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Date: 22nd – 23rd October 2010
Website: http://www.welshmusicfoundation.com/event125/2010-10-23/swn_sessions_2010/
Location: wales

Outline:

Swn Sessions 2010 / Sesiynau Swn 2010

WMF are working alongside Swn again this year and as part of the festival, we`re co-ordinating many of the daytime sessions. All take place on Friday 22nd October 2010 and Saturday 23rd October 2010 at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. FREE to attend.

Reserve your spaces for sessions including:

Live music – what needs to change? A lively panel discussion which seeks your views on how the live scene could work more effectively.

Want to play more live shows? We`re Going Live! Hear from agents / promoters who`ll be dishing out hints and tips.

The Ballad of Britain – Will Hodgkinson is joined by special guests as he discusses his latest book and thoughts on folk music and Wales.

Richard Parfitt has sold over a million records, co-written with Duffy, played all the major festivals and is currently Senior Lecturer in Commercial Music at Bath Spa University. Richard presents `Music and the Mythic Image` at Swn.

Lamacq is back. With his mail sack. We`re thrilled that broadcasting legend Steve Lamacq returns to Swn – opening a weeks worth of post and sharing how he selects the music he plays and promotes.

Also, Ignite Cardiff has teamed up with Swn to bring a musical-flavoured event to Chapter. See www.ignitecardiff.net for details of their special event.

Details can be found by clicking HERE.

Limited spaces available. Reserve yours by emailing hello@welshmusicfoundation.com.

Area: all wales

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Powys Art Forum AGM 2010

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Date: 10am Saturday 16th October 2010
Website: http://www.powysartsforum.org.uk/
Location: wales

Outline:

Llandinam Village Hall October 16th

Our AGM and Networking Day will take place at Llandinam Village Hall.

DRAFT AGENDA

9.45 – 10.15 : Arrival, sign-in , coffee, welcome.

10.15 – 11.00 : Review of past and current achievements. Position of arts in Powys today

11.00 – 11.20 : Q & A session

11.20 – 12.30 : Presentations by animateurs on recruitment and development of local clusters followed by group discussion on future needs

12.30 – 1.00 : Feedback/consolidation of ideas

1.00 – 1.45 : lunch/networking

2.00 – 2.15 : AGM business. Presenation of annual report, accounts, and elction of trustees.

2.15 – 3.15 : Ideas for Arts Month 2011

How I Made Ingredient X Work For Me – Chrissie Nash

Glasbury Arts Festival – John Fitzgerald

3.15 – 3.45: Break-out discussion groups led by animateurs/facilitators to focus on collaborative working, including use of venues, dates for different regional focus.

3.45 : Plenary session drawing together threads of day, leading up to tea at 4pm.

Cost £10 for members. Click on button below to go to our payment page, or send a cheque to Swn-y-Coed, Llandinam. Powys SY17 5DJ (payable to Powys Arts Forum). To join the Forum go to our membership page.

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Project Leader post for a Practitioner (Artist/Creative Technologist) based in Wales

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Date: Thursday 7 October 2010

bloc is seeking applications for Project Leader post for a Practitioner (Artist/Creative Technologist) based in Wales. The post-holder will lead on the development of one commissioning project and four micro commissioning projects for bloc’s programme of work between 2010 and July 2011. Throughout the duration of the contract, they will promote technology across all artforms in Wales.

The post-holder will be an artist/creative technologist applying their knowledge and understanding as a practitioner to generate new opportunities for practitioners in the form of commissions. One of the micro commissions is to be offered to the appointed artist/creative technologist.

The post is for a period of 10 months, starting October or early November 2010.

Salary: £8,000 on a freelance basis
Location: Flexible (bloc Main Office, Chapter, Cardiff)

Deadline: 10am, Thursday 7 October 2010

Outline:

Last year`s bloc Practitioner was Carolina Vasquez who says this of the opportunity: `Working with bloc for the past year has allowed me to strengthen ties with international partners and meet numerous organisations across Wales. The process has been a rewarding challenge, especially after the success of DIY Kenya. These skills are invaluable to the growth and continuation of my personal work.`

*Please note the short deadline for this post – all applications must be received by Thursday 7 October 2010. Please make a note of the only interview date of Friday 15 October 2010, Cardiff.

Deadline: 10am, Thursday 7 October 2010
Notification: Friday 8 October 2010
Interviews: Friday 15 October 2010, Cardiff

To apply: email CV and covering letter addressing the particular points of experience outlined in the job to admin@bloc.org.uk

For further information or to discuss the post contact Emma Posey, Chair, on emma@bloc.org.uk

Area: all wales

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Access Space Artist Residencies Spring 2011

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Website: http://www.access-space.org/arts/AiR_Spring_2011.htm
Location: england

Outline:

Open Call

We have two 15 day artist residency periods at Access Space to take place from January to April 2011 and are inviting artists, composers, hackers, designers, engineers and creative technologists to apply.

Based in Sheffield city centre, Access Space is the UK`s longest running open access media lab.

We use Open Source Software and recycled computers to develop creativity, community, skills and resourcefulness.

We`re a place for skill sharing, artistic endeavour, creative expression and collective knowledge.

The Access Space arts programme is designed to promote themes of Openness, including (but not limited to) Open Source, participation, collaboration, open networks and the public realm.

The ideal resident will be willing to explore one or more of these themes and we are particularly interested in socially engaged projects or projects which seek to utilise public space in the city.

However, we are always open to interesting ideas wherever they come from, including those exploring art`s edges and permeable boundaries.

Each residency period has a bursary of 1500 GBP.

To for more info and to download an application form visit:

http://www.access-space.org/arts/AiR_Spring_2011.htm

The deadline is 5pm on Friday 22nd of October 2010.

ACCESS SPACE

Unit 1, AVEC Building

3-7 Sidney St

Sheffield, S1 4RG, UK

t: 44 (0) 114 249 5522

w: www.access-space.org

Reg. Charity 1103837

Area: all wales

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Floating Points at Analogue is the New Digital by Hamilton, Southern & St Amand

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Date: 3rd October 2010
Website: http://www.analogueuk.co.uk
Location: wales

Outline:

Hamilton, Southern & St Amand making a new walking work called `Floating Points` for the Analogue is the new Digital exhibition (www.analogueuk.co.uk) at the AND festival (www.andfestival.org.uk) in Manchester this weekend.

The exhibition opens at Madlab on Edge Street 6pm – 9pm on Friday evening, and our collaborative walk is on Sunday at 3pm from the Cornerhouse.

We`ve gone no-tech and playful this time, so if you fancy a Sunday afternoon walk it would be great to see you there!

`Join us on a walk through Manchester and become a floating point in a transient line made by walking. This collaborative walk

uses balloons to transform the invisible digital tracking of GPS into a visible human trace that is drawn through the city. As we

walk our drawing will be shaped by the flows of traffic, people, weather, buildings and networks.`

Area: southern bloc

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Patricide 02

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Date: October 1st 2010
Website: http://www.patricide.co.uk/
Location: international

Outline:

Patricide is a new print project concerning documentary surrealism. Issue 2 has the theme of `Seaside Surrealism`.

Patricide 02 is now available in a very limited edition of 100 numbered copies. It is an A5 paperback book with a full colour cover, illustrated throughout in glorious black and white, it has 164 pages and costs £5.00. Available from the website or the following retailers: Ffotogallery, Cornerhouse, Oriel Mostyn, ICA, g39 and more to come…

Area: all wales

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Iocose at HTTP gallery

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Date: 5-14 NOV 2010
Website: http://www.furtherfield.org/displayreview.php?review_id=409
Location: england

Outline:

`Blessed, then, are the television viewers, for they (may) have inherited reality.` (Daniel Dayan & Elihu Katz, Media Events: the live broadcasting of history)

Open 05 -14 November 2010

Open daily 12-5pm

Private view: Friday, 05 November 2010, 6:30-9pm

Free admission

HTTP Gallery in North London is pleased to present the latest work by the Italian artist group IOCOSE whose provocative projects use media and web-based technologies as a tool to challenge contemporary notions around religion, politics and social media. At HTTP they will be presenting a new video piece whose content is still shrouded in mystery. Before showing in London the work will premier at the RE:akt Festival in Slovenia on 21 October 2010.

IOCOSE has been working in Italy and Europe since 2006. It organises actions in order to subvert ideologies, practices and processes of identification and production of meanings. It uses pranks and hoaxes as tactical means, as joyful and sound tools. IOCOSE thinks about the streets, Internet and word of mouth as a battlefield. Tactics such as mimesis and trickery are used to lead and delude the audience into a semantic pitfall.

NOTES TO EDITORS

More information about this event here.

IOCOSE: www.iocose.org

RE:akt Festival: www.reakt

Contact:

Marc Garrett

Co-director

Furtherfield.org/HTTP gallery

Unit A2 Arena Design Centre

71 Ashfield Road

London N4 1NY

T 44(0)208 802 2827

M 44(0)7717 887923

IOCOSE:

The group IOCOSE has been working in Italy and Europe since 2006. It organizes actions in order to subvert ideologies, practices and processes of identification and production of meanings. It uses pranks and hoaxes as tactical means, as joyful and sound tools. IOCOSE thinks about the streets, internet and word of mouth as a battlefield. Tactics such as mimesis and trickery are used to lead and delude the audience into a semantic pitfall.

In 2008, during the Italian national elections, IOCOSE set up a propaganda campaign for the new Democratic Party sending out thousands of spam emails. The rhetoric of the electoral campaign was pushed to its limits, but yet resulted in a realistic action, as hundreds of spammed voters overreacted and sent hate mails back to the group. When revealed as a hoax, it showed how close the electoral rhetoric is to a Viagra sale.

In 2009 IOCOSE invented the Empathy Box, a new machine designed by the Bureau of United Religions. The Empathy Box tries to appeal to new generations providing a technological tool for introducing religious life in the daily habits. If the hi-tech market needs consumers constantly worshipping their products, then there is no reason for religions not to do the same.

Also in 2009, IOCOSE and other artist groups from Italy built an IKEA-style guillotine and put it up at the IKEA store. Mixing together personal freedom debates, punishment with no jury trial and industrial design, the project ironically realized the dream for a do-it-yourself justice.

HTTP Gallery:

Near North London`s thriving Green Lanes area, is Furtherfield.org`s dedicated space for media art. Furtherfield.org provides platforms for creating, viewing, discussing and learning about experimental practices in art, technology and social change. Furtherfield.org and HTTP Gallery are supported by Arts Council England, London.


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