[spectre] V2_Newsletter July 2011

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Wed Jun 22 15:56:34 CEST 2011

*V2_Newsletter July 2011*

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*Online Petition in reaction to Governmental Cuts*

Dutch government spending on the arts will be severely reduced from 2013 
onwards. Institutional support for new media culture, which has been 
cultivated with great care over the past 30 years, will be eliminated. 
?Help us to prevent this destruction and retain support for new media 
arts by signing the petition!



*Dead Drops Master Class with Aram Bartholl*
June 29, 2011
10.00 -- 16.00, admission: EUR 10,- (incl lunch)
V2_, Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam

V2_ and Showroom MAMA are teaming up for a /Dead drops/ master class led 
by Aram Bartholl. Join us on June 29th! The term "Dead drops" refers to 
places where spies leave information behind to be picked up by others; a 
method often used among spies during the Cold War. In Aram Bartholl's 
version of the dead drop, USB memory sticks are installed in public 
locations for anyone to upload or download information. By doing so, we 
will build an anonymous, offline, peer-to-peer network in the streets of 



*Blowup: /Wild Things/*
July 7, 2011
20.00 -- 23.00, admission: EUR 5,-
V2_, Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam

Maybe in a few years, Fido (or Fikkie) will go to the museum without 
you. The first edition of Blowup will examine art and design projects 
that are created with animals in mind as the end users and active 
participants -- not people. This evening event will feature three 
leading practitioners discussing their work that is created for animals 
to appreciate and actively use. The speakers will address how their work 
can instill greater empathy for animals in us, and what they think the 
animals' experience of the art actually is. Featuring: Elio 
Caccavale, Amy Youngs and Wilfried Hou Je Bek.



*Test_Lab: /The Graduation Edition/ (25th edition!)*
July 14, 2011
20:00 -- 23:00, admission: free
V2_, Eendrachtsstaat 10, Rotterdam

We celebrate the graduation of new young talented artists from the best 
art schools around Europe and the 25th edition of Test_Lab. With 
demonstrations by: Steffen Fiedler & Jonas Loh (Royal College of Art, 
London), Lyoudmilla Milanova (Academy of Media Arts, Cologne), Nikky 
Assmann (Interfaculty Image and Sound, The Hague), Birgit Bachler (Piet 
Zwart institute, Rotterdam), Wouter Huis (Transmedia, Brussels), Xandra 
van der Eijk (Interfaculty Image and Sound, The Hague), and Marguerite 
Humeau (Royal College of Art, London).

25th Test_Lab celebration featuring the light installation Diskohedron 
by Pilipp Lammer, Gordan Savicic and Selena Savic and music by the V2_ 
DJ crew.



*Agency Update: /RE:/ wins WRO Audience Award*

An audience of over 40.000 attended the 14th WRO Media Art Biennale 
Alternative Now exhibitions, screenings, performances, concerts, talks 
and other events, at WRO Art Center in Poland. This year, for the first 
time, WRO organized a poll in which the Biennale's audience could vote 
for their favorite work. When the votes were counted, two installations 
were tied for first place: RE: by Carolien Teunisse and Bram Snijders, 
and Cycles by 72 Group (Daniel Bisig and Tatsuo Unemi).


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