星期四, 12月 27, 2007

ATHENS VIDEO ART FESTIVAL 08 - CALL FOR ENTRIES

Athens Video Art Festival is the official Greek festival for video art. It aims to the support of digital culture and the promotion of this modern and innovative form of expression, giving the artists additional motives to create, and a platform to share their artistic vision with the public. Through its three very successful previous materializations, the festival has been endorsed by national factors and media and has gained the support of a big number of artists around the globe.

Athens Video Art Festival is held once a year in April and its call for entries is open from mid October to January.

Artists may participate with works of video art, installation art and performance art.

There is no entry fee.

No restrictions apply regarding the subject. In the case of submission of video art, the length of the video should not exceed 15 minutes. The video must be submitted in DVD (PAL) or mini dv format. Artists have the right to participate with more than one works, with a maximum of four. A separate entry form must be completed for each one.

The festival is open to both Greek and foreign artists alike.

Postmark deadline: 31th January 2008.

Please visit www.athensvideoartfestival.gr for instructions on how to participate.

星期三, 12月 19, 2007

CREATIVE DIRECTOR, ANNOUNCES THEME: "OPEN CULTURE"

Claude Gosselin, Executive and Artistic Director of the Centre international d'art contemporain de Montréal (CIAC), is delighted to announce the appointment of Scott Burnham (Montréal/London) as Creative Director of La Biennale de Montréal 2009. The Biennale will take place throughout Montréal during May 2009 as a collaborative redefinition of a biennial, working within Burnham's theme for 2009: "Open Culture". As Scott Burnham explains:

"We are in the midst of a paradigm shift in our relationship to art and culture. In the same way that the Open Source software movement has driven technological innovation, the tools and philosophies at the heart of remix and mashup culture, Creative Commons licensing, the Free Culture movement, and the drive for open access and contribution to creative, scientific and educational intellectual property is transforming culture itself. The line between audience and artist is blurring to the point of invisibility – in its place is a democratisation of the creative process and the demystification of the artist as shaman. The 2009 Biennale de Montréal: Open Culture will be the international focal point for the exploration of this shift in culture."

星期二, 12月 11, 2007

Another forum for young collectors



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YOUNG COLLECTORS
Panel Discussion

Aperture is pleased to present a special evening dedicated to the first steps of collecting photography. Moderated by esteemed collector and dealer, William Hunt from Hasted Hunt Gallery, this panel discussion represents a great opportunity to discuss the transition from being a photography lover, to making occasional purchases of prints, to defining oneself as a “collector”. The panelists will address the typical questions asked by a fledgling collector, such as: What are the joys and pitfalls of starting to build a collection? What do you need to know? At what stage does it matter?

An eclectic group of experienced and noted photography collectors will share their experiences on how to start collection, and answer audience questions. Panelists include: David Kronn and Gael Zafrany, from Charles Schwartz, Ltd., whose activity is to preserve and create collections for both museums and private individuals; Michael Hoeh, collector and author of the Modern Art Obsession’s blog on collecting; and internationally renowned designer, Todd Oldham.

Tuesday, December 11, 6:30 p.m.

Aperture Gallery
547 West 27th Street, 4th floor
New York, NY
(212) 505-5555

星期日, 12月 09, 2007

Moveable type at NY Times Building



My all time favorite new media art work "Listening Post"(2002) has never been able to come to HK. Microwave presented only their photo documentation in 2004. I saw it finally last year at ISEA and get so moved that I almost broke out my tears.
The artist Ben Ruben and Mark H Hansen did a new project "Moveable Type" at the lobby of New York Times Building, using words from William Burrough.
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星期六, 12月 01, 2007

Microwave Media Arts Festival on SCMP

The Microwave International New Media Arts Festival this year presents 'Luminous Echo', an exhibition which appeals to both visual and aural senses.

The theme of the festival stems from Hong Kong's obsession with light and sound, allowing users to explore a new relationship with these ubiquitous elements that have come to define our city.

The Hong Kong City Hall houses the main exhibit...
As the finale of the Microwave New Media Arts Festival, US group Graffiti Research Lab 'bombs' Hong Kong's iconic skyline with the L.A.S.E.R tag system.

Watch as a local graffiti artist attempts to paint over the Hong Kong Cultural Centre from across the harbour at 1,200 metres away.
**WARNING** Video contains possible triad-related symbols. Police may raid this video to confiscate possible gangsta material.