[spectre] How International is Media Art ? The Role of the
franck.ancel at wanadoo.fr
Thu Mar 9 13:16:34 CET 2006
Annick, it's true.
We love Sao Paulo.
> Message du 09/03/06 13:04
> De : "Annick Bureaud" <annick at nunc.com>
> A : "Jose-Carlos Mariategui" <jcm at ata.org.pe>
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> Objet : Re: [spectre] How International is Media Art ? The Role of the Curatorial Practice
> I fully agree with Jose-Carlos. Last year was the "Year of Brazil in
> France" and the @rt Outsiders Festival was dedicated to "Brazilian New
> media art". In the catalogue, that I guest edited, I included a strong
> focus on the Brazilian pionneers, such as Cordeiro, Palatnik, but also
> Oiticica, etc. We also included 2 texts specially about 2 organisations
> in Brazil that focus on exhibiting new media art. It is only 2, because
> ... catalogs have limits in term of pages ;-)
> The catalog, for those of you who might be interested, has been
> published by Anomalie/Hyx and the texts are both in French and
> English. Its title is "://Brasil". All the authors are brazilian. It
> includes texts by the artists in the exhibition and texts about the
> currents trends in Brazil and historical perspectives that I just
> The exhibition, curated by Jean-Luc Soret, included current Brazilian
> new media art and an historical piece by Esmeraldo (kinetic work,
> without motors but based on electro-static electricity). And it was
> important, as a curatorial statement, to show that new media art exist
> outside the "usual paths" with a high level of creativity,
> understanding, etc. In this case it was Brazil. But Riccardo dal Farra
> has done a whole research (with the Langlois Foundation) on
> computer-electronic-music in South America that encompasses many more
> Also, on the Leonardo/Olats web site, in the Pioneers & Pathbreakers
> (Pionniers et Précurseurs) project, we have information and
> documentation about Palatnik. I know that this site is mostly in French,
> but still, it does exist and shows that "new media art" is not only
> "Western" and that pionneers were also, in this case, in South America.
> Jose-Carlos Mariategui wrote:
> > Dear Chris and friends:
> > I just came up with this interesting announcement of the International
> > Symposium on Curating New Media Art. Yes, but it is Western-side
> > International Symposium, not a real International one. It is a pity that
> > though there are so many projects going on at a wide (real) International
> > Scale, there is still the need to "Westernize" as much as possible the arts.
> > This is similar to the reasons why in the majority of books on the so-called
> > history of New Media there is not a single discussion on what happened
> > outside Europe, Japan or the USA. This reflects a conformism and lack of a
> > real consideration of the ways in which new media art has been evolving,
> > quite successfully in many cases, through out the world, and I say the world
> > (including the so-called emergent 'others' that in economic terms
> > represented in 2005 more than half world's GDP).
> > So when you discuss of point out questions around 'learning from pioneers',
> > to what pioneers are you referring, to the semi-blind western sight? Is
> > that what makes a good curator of media art? I believe that one of the
> > most important points around the curatorial process is to understand a
> > context and the development of a history (in that sense perhaps the
> > work/efforts of Oliver Grau are worth mentioning) but lets be OPEN, not just
> > in OpenSource terms, lets admit that media art and therefore its curatorial
> > practice is a wide international activity and not just a bunch a friends
> > that talk about the same stuff over and over again.
> > I hope we try in the future to talk about the concept of International in a
> > much more real (or critical) sense, and not just by defining it from one
> > side of the world.
> > Jose-Carlos Mariategui
> > on 3/7/06 2:13 AM, Chris Byrne at chris at crowriver.net wrote:
> >>International Symposium on Curating New Media Art
> >>Liverpool School of Art & Design and FACT Centre
> >>30 March - 1 April 2006
> >>Just ten days left to take advantage of our early bird registration
> >>offer: ends on 17th March.
> >>Register now and save 35% on the full registration fee.
> >>Further programme details and online registration:
> >>New media art is a global phenomenon: a rapidly changing and dynamic
> >>field of creative practice which crosses conventional categories and
> >>disciplinary boundaries, challenging our assumptions about art.
> >>- How do curators engage with new media art?
> >>- What makes a good curator of new media art?
> >>- What can we learn from the pioneers of this field?
> >>- What does the future hold for curating new media art?
> >>- What common ground exists with other disciplines?
> >>These and other issues will be explored at Art-Place-Technology.
> >>Speakers who are shaping the practice and theory of curating new media
> >>art include:
> >>Inke Arns, Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund.
> >>Sarah Cook, CRUMB, University of Sunderland
> >>Pierre-Yves Desaive, Fine Arts Museum of Belgium, Brussels
> >>Paul Domela, Liverpool Biennial
> >>Lina Dzuverovic, Electra, London
> >>Charlie Gere, Lancaster University
> >>Beryl Graham, CRUMB, University of Sunderland
> >>Ceri Hand, FACT, Liverpool
> >>Drew Hemment, Futuresonic, Manchester
> >>Kathy Rae Huffman, Cornerhouse, Manchester
> >>Stephen Kovats, V2, Rotterdam
> >>Amanda McDonald Crowley, Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, New York
> >>Francis McKee, Glasgow International & CCA, Glasgow
> >>Trebor Scholz, Institute for Distributed Creativity, New York
> >>Dimitrina Sevova & Alain Kessi, codeflow, Zurich
> >>Paul Sullivan, Static Gallery, Liverpool
> >>Simon Worthington, Mute, London
> >>Art-Place-Technology will look at historical and current projects by
> >>some of the world's leading curators of new media art, and discuss how
> >>curating new media art creates interfaces with the art world, museum
> >>culture, media, publishing and academia. The symposium also includes a
> >>performance by LoVid, and a curator's tour of the exhibition "Howlin'
> >>Wolf" by Mark Lewis at FACT.
> >>Programme Summary
> >>30th March - DAY 1: FACT
> >>17:00 - Launch Reception and Symposium Registration.
> >>Announcements: New postgraduate programme in Curating New Media Art, &
> >>ARC Journal for Curating and Theorising New Media Art. Colin Fallows
> >>(UK); Iliyana Nedkova (Bulgaria/UK); Chris Byrne (UK)
> >>18:00-19:00 - Curatorial Tour of Mark Lewis exhibition "Howlin' Wolf"
> >>at FACT Galleries. Tour Host: Ceri Hand (UK)
> >>31st March - DAY 2: Liverpool School of Art and Design
> >>09:30 - Introductions: Colin Fallows
> >>09:45 - Keynote: Amanda McDonald Crowley (USA)
> >>10:30 - Moderated Question and Answer Session: Ceri Hand (UK), Moderator
> >>11:15 - Presentations: Inke Arns (Germany); Pierre-Yves Desaive
> >>12:15 - Moderated Question and Answer Session: Paul Domela (UK),
> >>14:00 - Keynote: Charlie Gere (UK)
> >>14:45 - Moderated Question and Answer Session: Beryl Graham (UK),
> >>15:30 - Presentations: Francis McKee (UK); Lina Dzuverovic (UK)
> >>16:30-17:00 - Moderated Question and Answer Session: Kathy Rae Huffman
> >>(UK), Moderator
> >>19:00-20:00 - FACT - Presentation: Simon Worthington (UK)
> >>1st April - DAY 3: Liverpool School of Art and Design
> >>09:30 - Introductions: Colin Fallows
> >>09:45 - Keynote: Trebor Scholz (USA)
> >>10:30 - Moderated Question and Answer Session: Paul Sullivan (UK),
> >>11:15 - Presentations: Stephen Kovats (Netherlands); Dimitrina Sevova &
> >>Alain Kessi (Switzerland)
> >>12:15 - Moderated Question and Answer Session: Drew Hemment (UK),
> >>14:30 - FACT - Workshop: Sarah Cook (UK/Canada)
> >>Followed by LoVid (USA) performance.
> >>17:00 END
> >>Further programme details and registration:
> >>Tel +44 (0)151 2315190
> >>E-mail APT at ljmu.ac.uk
> >>Art-Place-Technology is hosted by the Liverpool School of Art & Design,
> >>Liverpool John Moores University in collaboration with FACT and Art
> >>Research Communication.
> >>Supported by Arts Council England North West, Media Arts Network.
> >>Art Research Communication
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