[spectre] Reminder IFFR: Power:Play: Test Matches
nat at xs4all.nl
Mon Jan 26 09:58:48 CET 2004
During the Test Matches artists, curators and activists add their own
interpretation to the theme of Power : Play. Each afternoon in the big
hall of the Fight Club two special invitees elaborate on their own
experiences, presenting a rich selection of illustrations. This way two
methods of playful subversion are daily confronted with eachother. What
unites these sixteen very diverse case studies is the notion of
‘empowerment.’ The game is to adjust the rules to your own standards.
The audience is also invited to contribute to the discussion.
This programme was developed in collaboration with Nat Müller and the
Piet Zwart Instituut – Rotterdam)
mon 26 : TELEVISION vs CONSOLE
Frank Werner : Berlin based media artist, designer of interactive
shooting game Las Famillias, for V2_ show during IFFR.
Mike Dicks : commercial director of Bomb Productions, which is
currently producing and maintaining the FightBox website for BBCi. Also
involved in the Spybotics for toy manufacturer Lego.
tue 27 : SHOCK vs AWE
Jordan Crandall : media theorist and theoritician. At the occasion of
IFFR 2004 he launches his web-project ‘Under Fire’ as an artist in
residence at Witte de With.
Julian Oliver : A core member of the Escape From Woomera project and
director of game art organisation, selectparks, Julian Oliver is a
software developer, composer and media-theorist.
wed 28 : RADICAL vs CHIQUE
Yomango : this brandname (in Spanish slang this word means 'I steal'),
is not so much about selling concrete stuff, but more about promoting a
lifestyle. In this case shoplifting as a form of civil disobedience.
Charlie Evatt : co-author of the Random Policy Generator, as Charlie
Ferrari he records and performs his own music and also practices the
russian martial art ‘Systema’.
thu 29 : SIGNAL vs NOISE
Lokiss : French grafitti activist who also uses the internet to
demonstrate his ideas and skills. Also performs live as Bloodbonus.
jodi.org : artists Joan Heemskerk and Dirk Paesmans (collaborating as
JODI since 1994) are the Dadaists of Internet art. Their work (often
game-based) employs strategies of subversion to create an estrangement.
fri 30 : ART vs ACTIVISM
*Eastwood* real time estate group : a group dedicated to the strategic
research of relations between information technology and cultural
practice. Creators of the games Explore98 and Civilization IV- Age of
AgoraXchange : co-creators Jacqueline Stevens and Cynthia Madansky
introduce Natalie Bookchin’s latest net-project, a game-concept
realizing the principles of governance described in States without
Commisioned by Tate Modern (online from Jan 14th 2004).
Power : Play presents
Friendly Fire (TENT.) : Isaac Julien, Langlands & Bell, Anri Sala, Hans
Werner Mohm, David Cronenberg, Winters/van Heeswijk, Nullpointer, Cel
V_2 : Kevin Henley, Frans Werner
Schouwburg : Christopher Kondek
Witte de With : Jordan Crandall
FightClub (Off_Corso) :
the installations Apart, Chess Boxing, Diplomatic Arena, Election
Manifesto Random Policy Generator, Rashomon , Superflex , Super Mario
Clouds, Velvet Strike, Waco Resurrection
the games & sites : The Anti War game, America’s Army, Bushmechanics,
Civilization IV, Confrontation, Crosser + La Migra, Escape from
Woomeera, Global Arcade, Gulf War 2, The Intruder, Lapsus Memoriae,
Lokiss, March to War, MeccaDonald’s, Nation States, Netflag project,
Supervillainizer, Tiny Signs of Hope, Under Ash
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