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THE MAB FILM EXERCISE – An excess in structure

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Date: 18.30hrs, Thursday 9 December
Website: www.mediaartbath.org.uk
Location: england

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An excess in structure

Mikko Canini, Tony Conrad, Nick Laessing and Stephen Sutcliffe

Curated by Bridget Crone

The MAB Film Exercise: monthly screenings & discussion to exercise ideas in and around artists’ film, FREE but booking recommended (0117 917 2300)

(Image: Mikko Canini, MOHB (2008))

Media Art Bath is excited to present recent works by Mikko Canini, Nick Laessing and Stephen Sutcliffe alongside Tony Conrad’s seminal work from 1966, Flicker in a programme that considers artwork that is driven by an obvious structural device.

Structure is exercised here as an operation (mechanical, textual or the use of an editing method, for example) rather than being connected to narrative or representation. What this means is that we see editing methods (something akin to the cut-up), the structuring of divergent information, and attention to mechanized or machinic processes made overt within this work.

An excess in structure explores a divergent approach to the use of structure ranging from the use of sound or music as an organic structure (in the case of Nick Laessing’s translation of voice to image through the eidophone) and as a type of script or score that organizes the film itself, to the mechanized use of light in Tony Conrad’s Flicker (1966) and his Straight and Narrow (1970), which bookend the programme.

Bridget Crone is the Artistic Director of Media Art Bath.

THE MAB FILM EXERCISE provides an important forum for peer-led reflection, education and critique in the South West. By inviting curators to present a programme of artists’ film, THE MAB FILM EXERCISE seeks to address both the diverse potential for artists’ film as a form and a sense of the current urgency, social or political timeliness in the work (of both curator and artist).

THE MAB FILM EXERCISE is produced and presented by Media Art Bath ´ championing contemporary art and ideas through the development of bold new work.

Visit our website at www.mediaartbath.org.uk and sign up for email updates or look for us on Facebook and Twitter. For further information please contact Bridget Crone on press@mediaartbath.org.uk

This screening is supported by LUX.

The MAB Film Exercise is supported by Arnolfini.

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Rosa Barba: Selected Shorts

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Date: 8th December 2010
Website: http://www.cornerhouse.org/events/info.aspx?ID=1851&page=0
Location: england

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Rosa Barba: Selected Shorts

Wed 8 Dec, 20:30

Cornerhouse, Manchester

Coinciding with major exhibition ‘UnSpooling ´ Artists & Cinema,’ this special screening of selected works by internationally renowned artist Rosa Barba reflects on her concerns with documentary, fiction, archaeology, architecture and dystopia. We are also pleased to bring Berlin-based Barba to Cornerhouse to introduce the screening in person and also for a post-screening discussion.

Programme features: ‘The Empirical Effect’ (2010), ‘Let me see it’ (2009), ‘Outwardly from Earth`s Center’ (2007), ‘Waiting Grounds’ (2007), ‘They Shine’ (2007), ‘Its gonna happen’ (2005), and ‘Panzano’ (2000).

Rosa Barba was born in Italy in 1972. She lives and works in Berlin. Her installations, sculptures and films are currently on show at Tate Modern (until 8 Jan 2011) and the Liverpool Biennial 2010 (until 28 Nov).

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a networked instrument designed for play

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Date: 18.11.2010 10am-5pm
Website: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=164488990249779
Location: wales

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There is always scope for some communication between software related art through the internet. Digital art can take from the games world as well as traditional art-forms, practice and psychology. It is a time for growth for software and technology, developers and artists alike. Zachary De Santos is a member of a growing community of Creative Technologists in Wales and demonstrates something to the public as he pursues his goal to create a better understanding of the possibilities close within reach.

On 18th November 2010 come and visit the installation at Oriel Dafydd Hardy where the work is in the context of the current exhibition; Bad Wart False Teeth 2 by Gethin Wavell.

The centre of attention is a candle-wax/ touch-pad hybrid and gives out a piece of sonic art for the listener to play with. The work is networked with and monitored by the artist at his home on the Llyn Peninsular so there is a chance that you will get some personal feedback from him during the day.

visit http://sonicport.net/ to find out more

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Download Furtherfield`s Recent Broadcasts on Resonance FM.

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Website: http://www.furtherfield.org/resonancefm.php
Location: online

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Download Furtherfield`s Recent Broadcasts on Resonance FM.

Guests: Mary Flanagan, Anna Dimitriu, Tom Keene and Simon Park, Deena DeNaro, Joel Gethin Lewis & Pete Hellicar…

Until December 15th (2010), Marc Garrett co-hosts with Irini Papadimitriou & Jonathan Munro.

This critically acclaimed broadcast is every Wednesday evening at 7-8pm (GMT). A series of live interviews with people working at the edge of contemporary practices in art and technology; discussing events and controversies, exhibitions, artworks and their social contexts.

Don`t forget to view archive of past guests: Stewart Home, Richard Wright, jon Thomson & Alison Craighead, Corrado Morgana, Jim Prevett, Kasia Molga, Pete Gomes, Dr Nick Lambert, Lottie Child, Dougald Hine & Pete Gravell, Danja Vasiliev, James Wallbank & Steve Withington, Douglas Dodds, Sophie Macdonald & Sally Northmore.

Also showcasing music and noise, providing a rolling lineup of experimental creative adventures for your amusement.

http://www.furtherfield.org

http://resonancefm.com

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Electroclassic

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Date: 29 Nov 2010
Website: http://www.wno3.org.uk
Location: wales

Outline:

Following on from our research fund awarded by the Arts Council of England’s, Digital Content Development programme, Welsh National Opera would like to
commission 3 digital sonic artists to respond to a collection of Welsh National Opera produced audio samples taken from our forthcoming season. The selected artists will also be invited to collaborate with musicians from Welsh National Opera’s Orchestra during scheduled sessions in March through to April. In addition, WNO will host a performance featuring visual artists and musicians as part of a series of events.

Works are invited from sonic artists or composers who are working with digital compositions and open to collaborate with Welsh National Opera’s Orchestra.
Artists will be encouraged to engage with new audiences, developing their creative pieces into a live performance, sonic art or digital media installation. The performance and installation will also be broadcast on Welsh National Opera’s digital platform WNO///3. The residency will take place between January ´ May 2011.

Artists fee and budget: £2,000 plus expenses.
Deadline for submission: Monday 29th November 2010

For additional information please visit http://www.wno3.org.uk or contact David Massey, Project Manager, WNO Digital, david.massey@wno.org.uk, 029 2063 5086

Area: all wales

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THE MAB FILM EXERCISE – figure of speech

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Date: 18.30hrs, Thursday 11 November
Website: http://www.mediaartbath.org.uk
Location: england

Outline:

figure of speech

CHARLES ATLAS AND CECILIA BONILLA

Curated by Adelaide Bannerman

18.30hrs Thursday 11 November

Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA

FREE but booking recommended (0117 917 2300)

The MAB Film Exercise: exercising ideas in and around artists’ film

Media Art Bath is pleased to welcome curator and Programme Director of the International Curators Forum to THE MAB FILM EXERCISE. Continuing her interest in choreographed movements in private and public space, Adelaide Bannerman presents works that (dis) orientate the narrativising modes of documentary and fiction. The programme will move from the exploration of movement through dance to address the editing techniques used by Charles Altas and Cecilia Bonilla. Here Atlas, working with choreographer, Karole Armitage, intersperses a docu-dramatic narrative amongst the choreographed sequences in Parafango (1983-4), and Bonilla creates a rhythmically disconcerting montage of commercial stills of women horse riding, Horse Riding (2008).

Adelaide Bannerman is a freelance curator and Programme Director for the International Curators Forum.

THE MAB FILM EXERCISE provides an important forum for peer-led reflection, education and critique in the South West. By inviting curators to present a programme of artists’ film, THE MAB FILM EXERCISE seeks to address both the diverse potential for artists’ film as a form and a sense of the current urgency, social or political timeliness in the work (of both curator and artist).

THE MAB FILM EXERCISE is produced and presented by Media Art Bath ´ championing contemporary art and ideas through the development of bold new work.

Visit our website at www.mediaartbath.org.uk and sign up for email updates or look for us on Facebook and Twitter. For further information please contact Bridget Crone on press@mediaartbath.org.uk

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Current Open Call

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Date: 1st November 2010
Website: http://current-experiment.org.uk/
Location: international

Outline:

Artist`s Call: Now Open for Submissions!

Deadline: 17th December

£1000 exhibition fee to short-listed artists; £10,000 acquisition fee for final selection.

Current: An Experiment in Collecting Digital Art

An exhibition, acquisition and debate, presented in partnership by the Harris Museum & Art Gallery and folly.

The Project:

Artists working in digital media are invited to propose work for a public display at and acquisition by the Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston, as part of `Current: an Experiment in Collecting Digital Art`.

This project not only celebrates innovative and creative use of new media technology, but forms a pioneering practical case study for the collection and integration of digital artworks into existing permanent collections; furthering the Harris` quest to establish a nationally significant collection of new media art.

An expert advisory panel will select 3 ´ 5 artists to exhibit at the Harris from 25th March ´ 4th June 2011, from which one artwork will be selected by a secondary expert panel for acquisition into the Harris` permanent collection.

A public debate will be held in May 2011 to analyse the experiment and share findings and best practice on collecting digital art.

About Us:

The Harris is a magnificent Neo-classical Grade I listed building which opened to the public in 1893 in Preston city centre, and houses the largest galleries in Lancashire – including stunning contemporary gallery spaces. The museum holds strong collections of fine and decorative art and local history, including work by Lucien Freud, JMW Turner and video artist Robert Cahen.

folly is a leading digital arts agency, based in Lancaster and working across England’s North West. folly aims to lead, promote, maintain, improve and advance the field of cultural activities that embrace the creative interaction between arts and technology, by presenting an artistic programme that provides collaboration between artists and the wider public.

Requirements:

Applicants must:

- Demonstrate innovative use of new media technology (e.g. digital art, interactive art, net art, electronic art, multi and time-based media) in the making, display or distribution of their work.

- Be able to articulate how their work might be presented in a gallery environment

- Submit recent work, i.e. produced up to 2 years previous to the submissions deadline.

- Currently reside in the UK

- Have previous experience in distributing work publicly (online, in museums, galleries, etc)

- Hold the copyright for the submitted work

- If selected be available for scheduled project dates:

Gallery visits from: 17th January

Installation dates: between 10th-24th March

Exhibition opening and selected acquisition announcement: 25th March

Fees:

Short-listed artists will each receive an exhibition fee of £1000

Final artwork will be acquired for an acquisition fee of £10,000

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