[spectre] Early-bird registration for ISEA2012 now open!

ANDREA POLLI ANDREA at andreapolli.com
Mon Jun 25 16:54:03 CEST 2012

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> From: "516 ARTS" <info at 516arts.org>
> Sent: Friday, June 22, 2012 2:24 PM
> To: andrea at andreapolli.com
> Subject: PRESS RELEASE: ISEA2012 Albuquerque
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> ISEA2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness
> Re-envisioning Art, Technology and Nature
International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA)
> produced by 516 ARTS with The University of New Mexico, The Albuquerque 
Museum of Art & History
> and 100+ partners
> Conference:
> Exhibition:
> Regional Programs:
> September 19  24, 2012
> September 20, 2012  January 6, 2013
> September  December, 2012
> 516 ARTS, The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History, National Hispanic 
Cultural Center, New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science & multiple 
venues around Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos
> and the region
> www.isea2012.org  Register by July 25 to get the early-bird discount!
> www.isea2012.org  Pick up a copy or download the ISEA2012 Guide available 
> Suzanne Sbarge, ISEA2012 Executive Producer, 516 ARTS, 
suzanne at isea2012.org, 505-242-1445
> Andrea Polli, ISEA2012 Artistic Director, UNM, andrea at isea2012.org, 
> Andrew Connors, ISEA2012 Steering Committee, The Albuquerque Museum, 
aconnors at cabq.gov, 505-243-7255
> Suzanne Sbarge, suzanne at isea2012.org, 505-242-1445
> Check out our Kickstarter campaign to contribute to ISEA2012 and receive 
great loot and incentives. Contact the nonprofit 516 ARTS for the direct 
link to the June/July Kickstarter campaign, or to contribute to ISEA2012 
> In the fall of 2012, 516 ARTS and partners present ISEA2012 Albuquerque: 
Machine Wilderness, a conference, exhibition and season-long series of 
events exploring the discourse of global proportions on the subject of art, 
technology and nature. The International Symposium on Electronic Art is the 
worlds premier forum for advancing exchange and innovation among artists, 
scientists and technologists. As host for ISEA2012, Albuquerque joins 
Istanbul, Helsinki, Munich, Singapore, Sydney and other major cities 
worldwide as an international center for creativity and technology.
> Over 100 artists and 400 presenters are coming from 29 countries to 
present and/or exhibit at ISEA2012. The symposium consists of the main 
conference based in Albuquerque (September 19  24, 2012), a multi-site 
exhibition based at 516 ARTS and The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History 
(September 20, 2012  January, 6, 2013), and an expansive, regional 
collaboration throughout the fall of 2012, with art exhibitions, public 
programs and an in-depth youth education program focused on teaching STEM 
(Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) through Art. ISEA2012 includes 
ground-breaking collaborations between artists and scholars with scientific 
and technological communities. It will draw a wealth of leading creative 
minds from around the globe, and engage our local community through 
innovative partnerships.
> The ISEA2012 title Machine Wilderness references the New Mexico region as 
an area of rapid growth and technology within vast expanses of open land, 
and aims to present visions of a more humane interaction between technology 
and wilderness in which machines can take many forms to support life on 
Earth. Machine Wilderness focuses on creative solutions to the challenge of 
advancing technology while sustaining the global natural environment. 
Sub-themes include Power, Creative Economies, Transportation, Wildlife and 
The Cosmos.
> ISEA2012 CONFERENCE - Register at www.isea2012.org
> The main conference takes place in Albuquerque September 19  24, 2012, 
with pre-conference activities in Southern New Mexico and El Paso, 
post-conference days along New Mexicos Cultural Corridor in Santa Fe and 
Taos, and several field trips. A sampling of conference programs can be 
viewed at www.isea2012.org and in the ISEA2012 guide. The conference 
includes the following focus days: Latin American Forum showcases Latin 
American digital culture, critical theory and media arts, highlighting 
fresh contributions coming from south of the U.S. border; and Intel 
Education Day focuses on STEM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering 
and Math) through Art, with programs for teachers and youth as part of the 
statewide ISEA2012 Education Program sponsored by Intel. Scholarships are 
available for 6th  12th teachers and students.
> The main exhibition for ISEA2012 is based at both The Albuquerque Museum 
of Art & History and 516 ARTS, with off-site projects at the 
Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, the New Mexico 
Museum of Natural History, the Rainosek Gallery at the UNM School of 
Architecture & Planning, Richard Levy Gallery and the Alvarado Urban Farm. 
The exhibition features work that combines art, science and technology, 
demonstrating the role art can play in re-envisioning the world. The over 
100 artists are from 16 countries: Austria, Brazil, Canada, Finland, 
France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, 
Portugal, Scotland, Spain, the U.K. and the USA. The exhibition was juried 
and curated through an international call for proposals, which drew close 
to 1,500 submissions from artists and presenters around the globe. The 
exhibition will be accompanied by a catalog published by the acclaimed 
Radius Books, which will be distributed internationally.
> The following are just a few of the exciting, featured, guest performers 
and artists. During the conference, the legendary Laurie Anderson, icon of 
the electronic art and music world, performs her brand new show at 
ISEA2012. DIRTDAY! and gives a keynote talk (presented with AMP concerts). 
David Moss (Germany), performs Hyperglyphyx, a solo performance on the 
edges of technology featuring voice, electronics, stories and FTL (faster 
than logic) communication (presented with Outpost Performance Space). 
During the Downtown Block Party, composer Christopher Marianetti and 
dancer/choreographer Mary Margaret Moore perform Symphony 505, in which low 
rider cars become the instruments of a new music and dance work. As music 
emanates from the cars internal sound systems, the cars become like a 
vehicular orchestra. At the end of the work, the audience is able to play 
or DJ the cars, from local car clubs the Down Low Car Club and La Familia. 
Titia Ex (The Netherlands) presents Flower from the Universe, a gigantic 
sculpture that is a light flower with a heart modeled on a nerve cell, 
encircled by a garland of graceful stems. By walking around the artwork, 
visitors set off a wave of moving colors. Ivan Puig and Andrs Padillla 
Domene (Mexico) display SEFT-1, a Manned Railway Exploration Probe vehicle 
equipped with a Hi-Rail system that enables it to move on rails traveling 
abandoned railways to document largely remote areas of the country, 
creating a futuristic exploration of Mexicos past. Coco Fusco speaks on the 
panel Technotopia: The Colonization of the Body as the Ultimate Frontier, 
about the use of technologies to problematize the Southwestern border of 
the United States. Kwende Kefentse (Canada) and Tahir Hemphill speak on how 
Hip Hop culture and music have been transformed by technological 
innovations. Chip Lord speaks for his part in the Ant Farm Collective and 
the creation of Cadillac Ranch to address transportation, media and 
communication and land art. Fred Paulino and Lucas Mafra (Brazil) present 
their Gambiocycle, a mobile broadcast unit that is a tricycle containing 
electronic gear for interactive video projection and digital graffiti in 
public space. Other artists include Rubn Ortiz-Torres, Leo Villarael, Agnes 
Chavez, Nam June Paik, Seoungho Cho (Korea) and many more!
> Coordinated by 516 ARTS, the season-long, regional collaboration involves 
over 100 partnering organizations including museums, arts organizations, 
environmental groups, government and the scientific and technological 
communities. See the ISEA2012 guide for a full listing of ISEA2012 fall 
collaboration programs.
> ISEA2012 is part of a series of symposia that started in 1988 and is 
overseen by the ISEA International foundation (www.isea-web.org). The 
International Symposia on Electronic Art have become the most important 
academic gathering on electronic art world-wide and aim at bringing 
together the worlds of art and science. ISEA is a nomadic event. The next 
editions are ISEA2013 in Sydney, Australia (www.isea2013.org) and ISEA2014 
in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
> IMAGES: LEFT: Titia Ex (The Netherlands), Flower from the Universe  Fred 
Paulino & Lucas Mafra (Brazil), Gambiocycle  D. Bryon Darby (USA), Seventy 
Flights in Ninety Minutes  Filipa De Lima Valente (USA), Liminoid Bloom*s.
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