[rohrpost] Maxwell City – an artistic investigation into the electromagnetic urban environment
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Son Mar 18 18:30:58 CET 2007
CALL FOR WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION - Atelier Nord Oslo/Norway
> Maxwell City
> an artistic investigation into the electromagnetic urban environment
> Two consecutive workshops:
> Workshop I Wednesday 9th of May - Saturday 12th of May 2007
> Workshop II Wednesday 30th of May - Saturday 2nd of June 2007
> Where: Atelier Nord Lakkegata 55D N-0817 Oslo
> Directors: Erich Berger and Martin Howse
> Guest: Armin Medosch
> Participation is free of charge
> Application deadline Friday 13th of April
> Send application for participation with CV to sense at anart.no
> Further information: http://anart.no/projects/maxwell-city/
> In 1864 the English physicist James Clerk Maxwell presented
> a set of mathematical equations to the Royal Society. These
> equations which are now known as Maxwell.s equations describe
> the behaviour of electric and magnetic fields and their interaction
> with matter - electromagnetism. Maxwell showed that his equations
> predict waves of oscillating electric and magnetic fields that
> travel through empty space - electromagnetic waves.
> Almost 150 years later, the practical applications of Maxwell.s
> mathematics are deeply and indispensably entwined with our everyday
> lives. Radio, Television, Mobile phones or wireless networks, all are
> based on wireless data and information transmission utilizing
> electromagnetic radiation as a medium. Every wire, cable and
> device leaks electromagnetic waves during operation.
> The electromagnetic spectrum which is the range of all possible
> electromagnetic radiation is a hotly fought over private, commercial
> and political territory.
> Every city with its uncountable electric facilities, devices, senders
> and receivers has an unknown and invisible man-made twin; the Maxwell
> City. It is an alien kind of architecture and landscape composed from
> the electromagnetic emissions of its substantial sibling; a truly
> spectral double resonating across bodies, vehicles and an
> of embedded conduction.
> Maxwell City is an artistic investigation into electromagnetic
> substance within the city of Oslo and its surroundings. Naturally
> these investigations will happen in the city itself, including
> possible originating artworks, situations or interventions. Short
> lectures, presentations and discussions within the group will provide
> the workshops with the necessary theoretical and practical
> background. Maxwell City is interested in both the theory and praxis
> of electromagnetic waves, politics of technology and the
> electromagnetic spectrum, electromagnetic waves as artistic material,
> artistic strategies in the urban environment, invisible and alternate
> realities and how to make these perceptible.
> Participating artists do not need to have practical or
> theoretical knowledge about the electromagnetic spectrum.
> They need to bring a keen interest to work as a group with
> unusual artistic material within the urban environment.
> As the workshops build upon each other it is preferable to
> participate in both workshops.
> Further information about the workshop, the content
> and the directors is available at:
> The workshop is produced by Atelier Nord
> Lakkegata 55D N-0187 Oslo
> Phone: +47 23060880
> Fax: +47 23060884
> E-mail: office at anart.no