bloc // May 10, 2005


Date: 28-30 October 2005
Partner: The festival is being developed between Bloc (Creative Technology Wales) – and Chapter – |
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MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES is Cardiff’s inaugural Festival of Creative Technology – a three-day programme of events being held across the capital and includes a two-day conference, new commissions, residencies, screenings, and artists’ projects in public sites across the city.

Visit the website for the finalised programme of events.

The festival is FREE. Some events require prior booking – see website for details.


Artist projects include: Blast Theory, Anri Sala, Grennan & Sperandio, TJ Wilcox, Jen Southern & Jen Hamilton, Scanner, Sarah Morris, Michelle Teran, Eddo Stern, Stefhan Caddick, Nina Pope & Karen Guthrie, Tim Davies, Rosalind Nashashibi, Tennantspin, Second Site, Andy Fung, Paddy Jolley, Mircea Cantor, STAR Radio, Valérie Jouve, Chris Evans, Mike Mills, Mike Stubbs and Artstation.

Conference day 1: 28 October – Locative media and emplacement
Speakers include: Prof Michael Corris, Head of Art & Photography, University of Newport; Claire Doherty, Director, Situations; Nina Pope, artist; Heath Bunting, artist; Giles Lane, artist, Proboscis; Steve Benford, Professor in Collaborative Computing, University of Nottingham; Dr Sarah Green, Social Anthropologist, University of Manchester; Jen Southern & Jen Hamilton, artists.

Conference day 2: 29 October ´ Gaming
Speakers include: Ju Row Farr, artist, Blast Theory; Stuart Nolan, artist; Christopher Sperandio, artist; Eddo Stern, artist; David Surman, Lecturer in Computer Games Design, University of Newport; Emma Westecott, Game Producer & Director; Daniel Etherington, journalisty,, BBCi.

The festival is presented with the support of: Cardiff 2005, Cardiff County Council, Millennium Commission, the Arts Council of Wales, WDA, Cywaith Cymru . Artworks Wales, BBCi, NESTA, a-n magazine, Creative Mwldan, Mute, The Millennium Stadium, G39, The Big Sleep, Elfen, Zenith Media, UWN, National Museums and Galleries of Wales, Sequence, Cool Pants, Ping Wales, Custom Communication and @Wales.
Gordon Dalton
Festival Coordinator

May You Live In Interesting Times
Cardiff Festival of Creative Technology
28 – 30 Oct 2005
44 (0) 29 2031 1059 / 0779 234 1654

Area: all wales