ISSUE 4: 30 AUGUST 2010
to Issue 4 of Experimenta's eBulletin.
This bulletin contains listings of Australian and international media
art opportunities and events.
EXPERIMENTA ART FOR THE 21st CENTURY
Experimenta drives the development of media arts in Australia
EXPERIMENTA ONLINE COMMISSION 2010|For I will
fly to you,
is an online artwork that melds text, animated visuals and sound to create a
multi-layered and interactive experience. The viewer is taken on a journey in
which they come face-to-face with three birds: a peacock, a hummingbird and an
owl. Each bird both embodies and subverts the certain myths and folklore that
surround them, and each is approached by the viewer to learn something about
and death. Instead of providing definite answers to the viewer's questions, the
birds provide another way of looking at the world.
The artwork takes the form of three distinct poems
through which the viewer can navigate. The narrative is experienced through
direct interaction with the text: by clicking certain words, a visual or aural
response is triggered. The viewer has the ability to customise their own
experience thereby making each encounter unique.
Felicia Yee is an emerging Melbourne based artist who is
dedicated to producing work that is both enjoyable and engaging. Through her
moving image, print and interactive work, she delights in creating endearing
characters, visually striking aesthetics and immersive experiences. She
graduated with a Bachelor of Multimedia and Digital Arts at Monash University,
Isabella Mead is
an emerging poet and undergraduate student at the University of Melbourne whose
work has appeared in The Age, Voiceworks and Going Down Swinging. She is also a
novice poetry editor at Voiceworks magazine. Apart from writing and editing,
she enjoys sporadic gardening, preparing tea and playing keyboard in a
not-quite garage band.
MEDIA YOUNG WRITER'S TALK
Experimenta Media Arts with Felicia Yee and
Isabella Mead are presenting their reflections on producing their new
commission For I Will Fly To You as part of an Express Media talk in conjunction
with the Melbourne Writer's Festival Thursday 2nd September -
11.15am - 12 noon.
Click here for more information or to book tickets
OVERLAND FESTIVAL WEBSITE OVERVIEW
Armed with cameras, editing suites, animation
software, or good ol' collage, poets all over the world are using an
ever-growing language of images. Overload presents a selection of voems
(video-poems) and visual still poems that operate outside word narratives, as
surreal slides or poetic film-scapes. Works selected for this screening are in
competition for the Poetronica Award.
Where The Wheeler Centre
Saturday 11th September, 7:30-8:30pm
Visit the Overload Festival for more information
CLARE NEEDHAM SPEAKING AT ARS ELECTRONICA|
the beginning of September, Clare Needham, Experimenta Exhibition
Program and Education Manager, is heading to Ars Electronica Festival
in Linz, Austria to present a paper as part of the Scenes and Structure
Ars Electronica is the world's largest international
festival for digital art. As the first festival of its kind, it has
attracted a great deal of attention from the very beginning. This
enthusiastic reception can be attributed to the festival's pioneering
role, one it still plays today, as well as to its function as an
exchange for ideas and projects whose impact extends beyond the scope
of the festival itself.
Ars Electronica has continuously offered
other festivals, initiatives and media art labs a setting in which to
present their capabilities to a wider audience - Scenes and Structures.
OPPORTUNITIES - AUSTRALIA|
ELECTRIC SHORTS - CALL FOR ENTRIES|
It's not often these days that every film in a film festival, large, small, mainstream, even fringe, is truly independent - ie fully self-funded.
This spirit of artists doing it for themselves is exactly the kind of spirit that drives Electric Shorts.
Electric Shorts is looking for shorts under 30 minutes, any genre, any format, that have been fully self funded by the filmmaker.
Tuesday October 5, 2010, 7.30pm
Wednesday October 6, 2010, 7.30pm
23 Meyers Place
Deadline 13th September
Click here for more information
GRID GALLERY: BIODIVERSITY IS AN ART - CALL FOR ENTRIES|
The Grid Gallery and Taronga Zoo have partnered with Electrofringe/This
is Not Art, to request quality film works on the topic of Biodiversity.
These two corporate sponsors have joined with an alternative arts venue
like Electrofringe/This is Not Art to encourage urban and regional
media artists to take up the politics of Biodiversity, relaying their
ideas via their medium. In turn, Taronga Zoo is extending their online
platform to the Grid Gallery's public forum to share stories on
sustaining endangered habitats and the preservation of threatened
Deadline extended to 4th September
Click here for more information
MELBOURNE & BRISBANE - THE BIRDMACHINE|
Animatronics, Movement and Sound!! The Birdmachine has flown into town......
The installation is a combination of materials, movement, robotics and sonic arts computing that creates a generative, physical and visual environment at the cutting edge of performance technology.
Melbourne: Sat 4th Sept, 2pm start, artist talks 5pm, opening drinks 6pm til late
Rear- 55 High St, Westgarth, Melbourne
Brisbane: Mon 20th to Wed 22nd Sept, 1pm til 9pm
'Under the Radar' Brisbane Festival
Sue Benner Theatre, Metro Arts,
109 Edward St, Brisbane
BRISBANE - PREMIER OF QUEENSLAND'S NEW MEDIA ART AWARD 2010|
The award exhibition showcases new and recent works by each artist that
express challenging and innovative approaches to the use of media
including video, digital animation and gaming, robotics, sound and
Seven artists and collaborations are short-listed for the biennial acquisitive award: Philip Brophy (VIC), Nigel Helyer (NSW), Chris Howlett (QLD), Isobel Knowles and Van Sowerwine (VIC), Wade Marynowsky (NSW), Soda_Jerk (NSW) and Lynette Wallworth (NSW).
Queensland Art Gallery
South Bank, Queensland
Visit QAG for more info
DARWIN - NATIONAL ABORIGINAL & TORRES STRAIGHT ISLANDER AWARD|
NATSIA attracts a range of Indigenous artists from all parts of the country
and about 100 works are selected each year from around 300 entries. The
diversity and style of work submitted each year reflects the changing
face of contemporary Aboriginal art practice. This year sees the inauguration of the New Media category as part of the Award.
Visit NATSIA Online gallery for more info
OPPORTUNITIES & EVENTS- INTERNATIONAL||
ISEA2010 RUHR, 16th International Symposium on Electronic Art, is one of the most important festivals for digital and electronic art. Being one of the projects of RUHR.2010 European Capital of Culture, the symposium will be held in Germany for the first time this year! At several venues in the cities of Dortmund, Essen and Duisburg, the festival presents current works and debates in Media Art worldwide. To that end, international artists and scholars will meet in the Ruhr metropolitan area. More than one hundred speakers will present recent
developments in contemporary art and digital culture and exchange ideas with local creatives.
ISEA2010 runs from 20 - 29 August in Ruhr, GermanyVisit ISEA2010 for more information
ARS ELECTRONICA - FESTIVAL FOR ART, TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY
REPAIR - ready to pull the lifeline / Ars Electronica Festival 2010
The 2010 Ars Electronica Festival will take place from September 2-11. The grounds of what used to be Linz's tobacco processing plant will be it's extraordinary venue. It will act as the hub for
exhibtions, conferences, interventions, performances and nightlines as well as the Festival's Infopoint and the Press Office.
AEC theme, REPAIR, turns its attention to the climate crisis, Surveillance Society, the bankruptcy of the
financial sector and the dramatic
consequences that are looming on the horizon today. Examining the ideas, tools and techniques
we already possess to initiate a change of course REPAIR asks us to roll up
our sleeves and get to work on a job that can no longer be avoided.
REPAIR - Ars Electronica 2010 is on from 2 - 11 September in Linz, AustriaVisit Ars Electronica for more information
SPACE INVADERS: ART AND THE VIDEO GAME ENVIRONMENT
In Space Invaders: Art in the Computer Game Environment the Netherlands Media Art Institute brings art and games culture together. In an artistic, playful yet serious manner, Space Invaders reveals the influence of games on art and society. This group exhibition with Dutch and international media artists examines the increasing blurring of the boundaries between game worlds and reality.
28 August - 6 November 2010For more information visit the Netherlands Media Art Institute
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Media Arts gratefully acknowledges the support of the Australia
Council, the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body,
Arts Victoria, The Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the
Australian, State and Territory Government, Visions of Australia, an
Australian Government program supporting touring exhibitions by
providing funding assistance for the development and touring of
Australian cultural material across Australia, Screen Australia, Film
Victoria and the City of Melbourne.
Image credits in order:
You Were In My Dreams, 2010
Courtesy the artists
For I will fly to you, 2010
Courtesy the artists