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Subject: RHIZOME DIGEST: 6.12.05
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2005 19:01:19 -0700

RHIZOME DIGEST: June 12, 2005


1. Lauren Cornell: Rhizome Commissions Program - Release

2. [javamuseum]: JavaMuseum: announcement

4. Paul Koidis: Seeking Animation Chair / Director / India
5. Kevin McGarry: FW: Electra seeks Curator/Producer
6. Kevin McGarry: FW: [NEW-MEDIA-CURATING] -empyre- seeks new facilitator

7. jimpunk: gu:llotine d4tA - ... #2

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8. Ryan Griffis: Review of "A Walk to Remember" at Los Angeles Contemporary

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Rhizome is now offering Organizational Subscriptions, group memberships
that can be purchased at the institutional level. These subscriptions allow
participants at institutions to access Rhizome's services without
having to purchase individual memberships. For a discounted rate, students
or faculty at universities or visitors to art centers can have access to
Rhizome?s archives of art and text as well as guides and educational tools
to make navigation of this content easy. Rhizome is also offering
subsidized Organizational Subscriptions to qualifying institutions in poor
or excluded communities. Please visit for
more information or contact Kevin McGarry at Kevin AT or Lauren
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Date: 6.07.05
From: Lauren Cornell <laurencornell AT>
Subject: Rhizome Commissions Program - Release Announces Winners of the 2005 Rhizome Commissions Program

Tuesday June 7, 2005

Lauren Cornell,
Phone: 212.219.1288 X208
Email: laurencornell AT

NEW YORK, NY_ is pleased to announce that eleven artists/groups
have been awarded commissions to assist them in creating original works of
net art. Each will receive awards ranging from $2000 - $900. The selected
artists for the 2005-2006 commissioning cycle are Hans Bernhard, Annie
Brissenden, Dave Burns, Jason Corace, Andy Deck, Victoria Fang, Jason
Freeman, Ethan Ham, Peter Horvath, Sean Kerr, Thomas Laureyssens, Alessandro
Ludovico, MTAA (M.River & T.Whid Art Associates), Tony Muilenburg, Adriaan
Stellingwerff, Matias Viegener, and Austin Young.

A panel of jurors including Melinda Rackham, independent curator, artist and
founder of the empyre mailing list, Jemima Rellie, Head of Digital
Programmes at the Tate, Eduardo Kac, Professor and Chair of the Art and
Technology Department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Francis
Hwang, Director of Technology at, and Rachel Greene, former
Executive Director of ten projects from a pool of more
than one hundred proposals received by the March 23, 2005 RFP deadline.
Members of the community participated in the evaluation process
through secure web-based ballots and selected, a proposal by
Dave Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young, to receive a commission.

Launched in November 2001, the Rhizome Commissions Program makes financial
support available to artists for the creation of innovative new media
artwork via panel-awarded commissions. To keep the program relevant and
timely, requests for proposals (RFPs) will change from year to year to
reflect new developments in technology and the current cultural environment.
The Rhizome Commissions Program is made possible by support from the Jerome
Foundation in celebration of the Jerome Hill Centennial, the Greenwall
Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and the New York
City Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional support has been provided by
members of the Rhizome community.

The chosen projects will be publicly exhibited on the web site
at <> starting in January 2006. They
will also be preserved in the Rhizome ArtBase, an online archive containing
upwards of 1,500 new media art works, and presented at a public event in New
York City.

³ has been serving the new media art community since 1996 by
providing a place where artists and others can exchange information and
resources, present new work, and engage in critical dialogue,² said Lauren
Cornell, Executive Director of ³We are proud to be able to
provide direct financial support to artists. Grants and commissions are
especially vital for the new media art field, as it is still quite nascent.
Unlike artists working in other mediums, new media artists have limited
opportunities to seek compensation for their labor, or achieve financial
return on their work. Additionally, the Commissions program lends
institutional recognition to the projects, by exhibiting them both on and
off-line, and preserving them in the ArtBase.²

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$2000 Awards:
Google Will Eat Itself
By Hans Bernhard and Alessandro Ludovico

³We generate money by serving Google text advertisments on With
this money we buy Google shares. We buy Google via their own advertisments!
Google eats itself - but in the end we'll own it! By establishing this model
we deconstruct the new global advertisement mechanisms by rendering them
into a surreal click-based economic model.² ­ Hans Bernhard & Alessandro

By Peter Horvath

Triptych is an audio/video, web-based work approximately ten minutes in
length, that is structured as a non-linear, generative triptych that
explores three dynamics: motion, resistance and stillness. Each panel of the
triptych will focus on one dynamic in the context of an urban environment
and will be named accordingly. The dynamics will be employed as visual
metaphors for universal emotive and cognitive states taken from the artist¹s
personal experiences. As the work will be generative, and therefore
self-structuring, each time the work is viewed it will be unique. Triptych
aspires to expand the conceptual and technical parameters of net-based

Eternal Sunset
By Adriaan Stellingwerff

Eternal Sunset continually presents live images of the sunset using existing
online webcams from all over the world. As the sunset moves westward,
Eternal Sunset tunes into different webcams, chasing the sunset around the
globe. Eternal Sunset is a virtual space where time is passing but where the
daily cycle of day and night has come to a freeze at sunset. Eternal Sunset
comments on the collapse of space and time brought about by technology in
general and the Internet in particular.

Panel Junction
By Andy Deck

Panel Junction blends the graphic novel with forms of shared, online
authorship. It merges spontaneous drawing with scripting and direction from
online visitors. Participants from around the world will contribute dialog,
graphics, caricatures, fonts, narrative ideas, internal monologues, jokes,
backgrounds, puns, story-boards, coloring, anecdotes, and sketches. This
will culminate in a printable (PDF) graphic novel of approximately ten

$1500 Awards:
music 4 100 computers
By Sean Kerr

music 4 100 computers explores new music, the internet, multi-user
environments, the role of the artist and audience in creating meaning from
an event, and contains a strong component of social or community

Email Erosion
By Annie Brissenden, Ethan Ham and Tony Muilenburg

Email Erosion is an installation (viewable via webcams) that automatically
creates sculptures using email as a catalyst. A block of biodegradable
styrofoam is surrounded by a steel frame. On each face of the frame is a
mobile mechanism that can squirt water on the foam, causing it to slowly
dissolve. Each mechanism is associated with an email address. Whenever email
is received, the mechanism is triggered to either move or squirt water?-the
particular action being determined by an algorithm that uses the email¹s
content as input data.

$1200 Awards:
To Be Listened To?
By MTAA (M.River & T.Whid Art Associates)

To Be Listened To? consists of 10 thematic podcast feeds. Each feed is open
to audio programming by the online public. A website (authored in PHP)
allows users to upload audio files (MP3-only) and subscribe to the feeds.
The artists will not edit the uploads from users, but will seed each feed
with audio files commissioned from 8 artists to be determined.

By Thomas Laureyssens

Lakshmi is an experiment in the integration of narrative, illustration and
interaction. Its story is the Indian creation story called ?the churning of
the ocean¹ and its visual style is inspired by Indian miniatures. The main
experiment of the piece lies in the hiding of the story interface, merging
it with the illustration to make it as immersive as possible. There is no
text, just a voice to which you have to listen carefully to decipher the
contours of the story.
By Dave Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young maps all the 'public fruit' planted on private property that
overhangs public space. This project encourages people to harvest, plant and
share public fruit. The project is a response to accelerating urbanization,
as well as issues of grassroots community activism and social
responsibility. The mission of the project is to expand our community fruit
maps, photos and essays to create an online, global public fruit resource.

$1000 Award:
By Jason Corace and Vicky Fang

CityPong allows residents of rival cities to collaboratively compete against
each other in a game of Pong. The game is played in the same fashion as the
original, but the time, scale, and way in which the players participate is
different. In a game of CityPong, players move their respective city's
paddles by voting which direction to move the paddle. The voting takes place
online or by text messaging a number found on a projected building-side
gamescreen. Each player's vote moves their city's paddle a fraction of a
pixel. CityPong requires group collaboration and consensus to successfully
win the game, and relies on a sense of community and city pride, with team
building and trash talking opportunities incorporated into the system. Games
are played over the course of several days and matches are won on a best out
of three game basis. Unlike professional sports however, CityPong demands
active and direct participation. Its fans will also be its players.

$900 Award:
iTunes Signature Maker
By Jason Freeman

iTSM is software art that scans your music collection and algorithmically
generates a short sonic remix of everything you've got. By trying to capture
the essence of your musical taste, iTSM seeks to help people learn something
about the music they listen to (and by extension about themselves), to share
that with others, and to have some fun in the process.

Hans Bernhard, lives and works in Vienna & St. Moritz, he is the founder of & UBERMORGEN.COM. Hans holds an M.F.A. in visual media from the
University of applied arts in Vienna. In 1996, he was awarded with the
golden Nica Prix Ars Electronica. Aliases: hans_extrem, etoy.HANS,
etoy.BRAINHARD, David Arson, Dr. Andreas Bichlbauer, h_e, net_CALLBOY,
Luzius A. Bernhard, Andy Bichlbaum, Bart Kessner. Behind UBERMORGEN.COM we
can find one of the most uncatchable identities - controversial and
iconoclast - of the contemporary european techno-fineart avantgarde.
ubermorgen is a german word for "super-tomorrow".

Annie Brissenden is a video and installation artist in Portland, Oregon. She
received her Bachelor of Science in Fine Art Sculpture in 2005. Her work
typically involves performance, feminist issues, and humor. She occasionally
shows her work in local galleries and has received a grant in collaboration
with Ethan Ham from Portland's Regional Arts and Culture Council for an
installation in 2006. Annie is the Co-coordinator of the Portland State
University Film Committee, was the teaching assistant for Intro to Video at
PSU and recently started her own multimedia art and videography business,
Videre Productions.

Dave Burns is an artist who currently teaches at CalArts and lives and works
in Los Angeles. He is a graduate of California Institute of the Arts 1993
and has received an MFA in Studio Arts from the University of California,
Irvine in 2005. His recent video work has shown in festivals around the
world and various galleries including; InsideOUT, ADD-TV, Pressplay, MIX
Festival and NEWFEST. Recent art projects have been shown at Track 16
Bergamot Station, OTIS, ArtCenter, Machine Gallery, WORKS gallery, REDCAT,
MESSHALL in Chicago, and at Artists Space in New York. Publications about
his recent works can be seen in FAB magazine, SCOOP!, The Journal of
Aesthetics and Protest, SUPERSONIC catalogue, PLOT magazine and Metropolis

Jason Corace is a media artist and educator who lives in New York City. He
holds an undergraduate degree from the Evergreen State College and an MFA
from Parsons School of Design. He currently teaches in the Parson's School
of Designs Design and Technology program, researches new forms of data
visualization at the Parsons Institute of Information Mapping and works on
projects with his friends.

Andy Deck is an American artist specializing in Internet art. His work
addresses the politics and aesthetics of collaboration, interactivity,
software, and independent media. Using the site ARTCONTEXT.NET, Deck
combines code, text, and images to demonstrate new patterns of participation
and control that distinguish online presence and representation from
previous artistic practices. His aesthetic program delves into the myth of
technological progress, issues surrounding collective authorship, and the
cultural context of political passivity. Visitors to Artcontext are engaged
in online production processes that suggest both the potential and limits of
systematized creativity. His associations include Personal Cinema, a 2005
European Media Art Festival award winner; Turbulence (; and
Furtherfield (, which mounted a retrospective of his online
work in 2004. He is a co-founder of the environmentalist arts organization
Transnational Temps, which is currently developing Terranode
(, an earth art project for the new century.

Victoria Fang is a multimedia/game designer in New York City. She holds a
Masters degree in Design and Technology from Parsons School of Design. Her
undergraduate degree is from Williams College in Math and Theatre. Her work
seeks to explore the ways in which technology can alter the user experience
in traditional and emerging forms of entertainment and storytelling. Prior
to her time at Parsons, she spent several years working as a web developer,
and an actress/director. She has worked in independent game design and
currently freelances as a multimedia developer while working on her own

Jason Freeman¹s ( works break down conventional
barriers between composers, performers, and listeners, using cutting-edge
technology to turn audiences and musicians into compositional collaborators.
Recent projects include Glimmer, in which the audience used light sticks to
shape a musical performance by the American Composers Orchestra at
Carnegie's Zankel Hall; Auracle, a voice-controlled networked sound
instrument developed collaboratively by a group led by Max Neuhaus; and
N.A.G. (Network Auralization for Gnutella), interactive software art
commissioned by Turbulence which was described by Billboard as ³?an example
of the web¹s mind-expanding possibilities.²

Ethan Ham is a sculptor and installation artist living in Portland, Oregon.
His current work has been exploring mechanical kinetic art that generates
art in reaction to audience behavior. This spring he received his MFA from
Portland State University. Ethan teaches computer game programming and
gameplay design at the Art Institute of Portland.

Peter Horvath works in video, sound, photo-based and new media. Camera in
hand since age 6, he inhaled darkroom fumes until his late 20?s, then began
exploring art forms in time based media. Immersed himself in digital
technologies at the birth of the Web, co-founded, a site for, and adopted techniques of photo-montage which he uses in his
net-based and 2D works. Exhibitions include the Whitney Museum Of American
Art?s Artport, FILE Electronic Language International Festival (Sâo Paulo,
Brazil), Video Zone International Video Art Biennial (Tel Aviv, Israel), the
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (Québec City, Canada), as well as
venues in New York, Tokyo, London, and numerous showings. He is a
founding member of the collective He likes to consider a
future when high bandwidth will be free.

Sean Kerr is an artist and freelance curator. Currently Sean is Associate
Head of Elam School of Fine Arts [],
University of Auckland, New Zealand. He has strong interests in sound and
its relationship to image, pop culture and visual art. He explores these
themes in multiple formats including installation, live performance,
painting and the web. His project site [] presents
current projects as well as an archive of previous works. His practice
strides across distinct camps and elides the distinction between artist,
curator and producer.

Thomas Laureyssens (Belgium, 1976) holds a degree in Graphic Design and New
Media from Sint Lukas Brussels, where he researched interactive
storytelling. His goal was to merge illustration, story and interface in a
consistent whole, a line of work he has continued after his graduation in
2001. He was part of a video-art collective (Visual Kitchen) with whom he
explored the narrative possibilities of video in collaborative live

>From 2004 onwards he broadened the screen-based work he has done until then.
This has resulted in the development of some independent projects, such as
the conceptualisation of the dance performance Cycle and the landscape
artwork Pedestrian With the latter he has analyses and
visualises both real and virtual movements of pedestrians by applying a
mental layer of motion on the surface of existing architecture. Today his
works covers the broad field of media ­ from experimental interface design
and video to art installations.

Alessandro Ludovico is a media critic and editor in chief of Neural magazine
[] from 1993 (Honorary Mention, Net.Vision, Prix Ars
Electronica 2004). He has written: 'Virtual Reality Handbook' (1992),
'Internet Underground.Guide' (1995), 'Suoni Futuri Digitali' (Future Digital
Sounds, 2000). He's one of the founding contributor of the Nettime community
and one of the founders of the 'Mag.Net (European Cultural Publishers)'
organization. He writes for various international magazines and he's also an
expert in the board, a collaborator of the Digitalkraft
exhibitions, and has curated different new media art exhibitions. Weekly he
conducts 'Neural Station' a radio show on electronic music and digital
culture and is part of the n.a.m.e. (normal audio media environment) group.
>From 2005 he's partner of Ubermorgen's action (Honorary Mention,
Net.Vision, Prix Ars Electronica 2005, Rhizome Commission 2005).

MTAA (M.River & T.Whid Art Associates) is a Brooklyn, New York-based
conceptual and net art collaboration founded in 1996. Their studies of
networked culture, the economics of art, digital materials, and the
institutional art world take the form of web sites, installations,
sculptures, videos and photographs. Their work has been commissioned by The
Alternative Museum, Creative Time, New Radio & Performing Arts, Inc., and
The Whitney Museum of American Art and has been exhibited by PS1 Art Center,
New York, 2000; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 2000; Eyebeam, New
York, 2002; Postmasters Gallery, New York, 2004; and The Getty Research
Institute, Los Angeles, 2005. Please visit their website, MT Enterprises
WorldWide (, for more information and to view their net art.

Tony Muilenburg is currently studying computer engineering at Portland State
University, where he is an active member of the Eta Kappa Nu honor society
leadership, and President of the robotics club. His experience includes
Hardware Engineering at Intel, Software Engineering at Tektronix, and
general construction.

Adriaan Stellingwerff has been working in the field of new media and
screen-based arts for over 8 years. Combining his technical background as an
engineer with his interest in the arts, he started working as a new media
arts curator and producer in the Netherlands in 1998. Between 1998 and 2003,
Adriaan curated and organised three major international exhibitions of
interactive installation art ( In this period he also
acted as the co-producer for two new installation works. In 2003, Adriaan
co-founded, an increasingly recognized and successful online
portal to websites in the field of the electronic arts for which he
continues to be the researcher and editor. Adriaan moved to Australia about
two years ago, where he now works as the Program Manager at dLux media arts,
a Sydney-based new media arts organisation.

Matias Viegener is a Los Angeles based writer who teaches in Critical
Studies and the MFA Writing Program at CalArts. His criticism appears in the
anthologies Queer Looks: Lesbian & Gay Experimental Media, and Camp Grounds:
Gay & Lesbian Style. He has fiction in the anthologies Men on Men 3, Sundays
at Seven, Dear World, Suspect Thoughts, and Discontents, edited by Dennis
Cooper. He has shown work or performed at Mess Hall in Chicago; The Whitney
Museum, The Kitchen, and The Drawing Center in New York; ArtCenter's
Windtunnel gallery, LACE, Highways, Beyond Baroque in LA;, New Langton Arts
in SF, and the LaJolla Museum of Contemporary Art. He?s editor and
co-translator of Georges Batailles' The Trial of Gilles de Rais. He has also
published in Bomb, Artforum, Art Issues, Artweek, Afterimage, Critical
Quarterly, High Performance, Framework, American Book Review, Fiction
International, Paragraph, Semiotext(e) and X-tra.

Austin Young's work is primarily photography and video. He currently works
and lives in Los Angeles. His work can be seen in Interview Magazine, and
has appeared in Surface, Flaunt, Vogue, Spin, Rolling Stone, and many
others. He is currently collaborating with Siouxsie Sioux, Diamanda Galas,
Margaret Cho, Skinny Puppy, and The Velvet Hammer Burlesque on creating
their recent imagery. His portrait subjects include: Miranda July, Leigh
Bowery, Lypsinka, Nina Hagen, Debbie Harry, Jimmy Scott, Sandra Bernhard,
Ziyi Zhang, Mark Almond, Ann Magnuson. Recent video work has shown at
InsideOUT, Mix Festival, Frameline, Reeling, and The Silver Lake Film
Festival. "The Stroke" won best short of 2003 on ADD-TV.

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Our programs support the creation, presentation, discussion and preservation
of contemporary art that engages new technologies in significant ways. We
foster innovation and inclusiveness in everything we do. is a
not-for-profit organization.

Lauren Cornell
Executive Director,
New Museum of Contemporary Art
210 Eleventh Ave, NYC, NY 10001

tel. 212.219.1222 X 208
fax. 212.431.5328
ema. laurencornell AT

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Date: 6.06.05
From: "[javamuseum]" <virtu AT>
Subject: JavaMuseum: announcement

Monday, 6 June 2005
Memorial Feature and a new structural development
Forum for Internet Technology in Contemporary Art
is featuring during June, July and August 2005 in a memorial show
the complete online works of Tiia Johannson (Estonia), media artist,
who died much too young only 36 years old in June 2002 in Tallinn, the
capital of Estonia.
Tiia Johannson was during many years one of the most prominent and
active artists who used the Internet for he media artir artistic purposes.
In 2001, she received the JavaArtist of the Year Award given by
Javamuseum for outstanding artists in the fields of net based art.
It is the mission of Tiia Johannson Memorial
at JavaMuseum to keep vivid the memory of this extraordinary talented
JavaMuseum is currently working further on a new structural development.
As the start of the "2nd phase" JavaMuseum will launch in September 2005
a new program series of showcases
curated from the database of netart from 2000-2004.

These showcases will feature only a few artists each time under a new
subject or theme.
They will also represent the occasion to show
JavaMuseum as the host of the exhibited works.
Until now, JavaMuseum did not host many works,
but was creating exhibition spaces collecting basically the Internet
addresses (URLs) of the works.
Hosting netart works will mean in the specific cases consequently
to guarantee the availability of the repesctive works online for permanent,
even if artists removed their works from the net, which happens sometimes
rather quickly.
However, JavaMuseum will not acquire any work and the artists keep all
rights on them.
Currently, Javamuseum is running very successfully the "Final Show" of the
"1st phase"
featuring netart from the years 2003 and 2004 including 44 artists
JavaMuseum -
is a corporate part of [NewMediaArtProjectNetwork]:||cologne
info provided by Alex Haupt
NetEX - networked experience

contact info AT

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Date: 6.06.05
From: Pete Otis <virtualart AT>

We are pleased to announce the release of the extended Database of
Virtual Art. It now provides an enlarged set of features and research
opportunities: The major novelty is the freshly implemented Thesaurus
featuring a variety of categories and keywords. The Database offers an
extensive search tree that permits a targeted set search :

e.g. genre: interactive art:

or theme: body:

The Thesaurus of the Database constitutes a new approach to systemize
the field of Digital Art and the terms and concepts connected to it
and will grow over the next few months. Get your own impression and
take a look at
<> . We encourage your
remarks and suggestions!

As a pioneer in the field, the Database of Virtual Art has been
documenting the rapidly evolving field of digital installation art
since 1999. It is supported by the German Research Foundation and
various other institutions. Our research-oriented, complex overview
of immersive, interactive, telematic and genetic art has been
developed in cooperation with renowned media artists, researchers and
institutions. The database is based on open-source-technologies and
allows individuals to post material themselves. Currently it contains
hundreds of work descriptions including several thousand digital
documents, technical data, institutions and bio-bibliographical
information about the artists. As one of the richest resources available
online, the database responds to the demands of the field.

Video is especially able to document the processual nature of
interactive works. Therefore we have strategically integrated this
medium into our concept since 2002. Over time the interlinked layers of
data will also serve as a predecessor for the crucial systematic
preservation of this art.

Director: Prof. Dr. Oliver Grau,
Oliver.Grau AT <mailto:Oliver.Grau AT>

Technical Lead: Christian Berndt, M.A.
berndt AT <mailto:berndt AT>

Main Editor and Development Manager: Anna Paterok, M.A.
vkunst01 AT <mailto:vkunst01 AT>

Video Documentation: Robert Loessl
robert.loessl AT <mailto:robert.loessl AT>

Institution Coordination: Wendy Jo Coones, M.A.
wendy AT <mailto:wendy AT> <>

Kunstgeschichtliches Seminar
Humboldt-University Berlin
Dorotheenstrasse 28
10117 Berlin, Germany <>

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Date: 6.08.05
From: Paul Koidis <pkoidis AT>
Subject: Seeking Animation Chair / Director / India


Centennial College, in Toronto Canada, has one of the most ethnically,
racially, and culturally diverse student populations in the Ontario college
system and is consequently encouraging applications from qualified women,
aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, and racial minorities.

Classification: Administrative Temporary Assignment
Salary Range: As per College policy
Location: Delhi / Hyderabad, India

Position Summary

This Temporary Assignment Contract position will involve both administrative
and teaching responsibilities for a new Digital Animation School with two
campuses located in Delhi and Hyderabad, India. The Chair/Director will
provide overall strategic leadership and manage partner relations.

In addition, this individual will teach assigned courses; recruit faculty,
provide a professional Canadian presence in India for our programming,
interview and hire local teachers (in conjunction with the School of
Communication Arts); use a variety of teaching/learning strategies and
provide these strategies in a professional development setting to local
teachers; provide overall coordination for programming of Animation Schools
in two locations in India; evaluate student achievement of learning
outcomes; provide leadership for all teacher and students at Centennialâ??s
satellite location; demonstrate a sensitivity to intercultural
communication; and assist in recruiting of students for upcoming fiscal

Please Note: current full time teachers or staff at Centennial College will
be expected to sign a Temporary Assignment Agreement as part of the hiring

Responsibilities include:

- Represents the College and promotes its reputation in India by building
and establishing solid linkages and relationships with constituent groups.
- Teach a specified number of Digital Animation courses.
- Oversee the maintenance of exceptional quality programs and courses
according to Centennial Toronto and college/ministry policies.
- Provide operational program support including hiring and evaluation of
local teachers.
- Ensure the effective use of human, physical and other resources for the
quality assurance of academic programming.
- Work closely with the partner school to offer high quality programming
according to Centennial Toronto standards.
- Provide accurate and customer-friendly information to current and
potential students and the public via telephone, email and in-person at the
school, meetings and recruitment fairs.
- Conduct first level investigations and initiate the problem-solving
process for dispute resolutions involving faculty, staff and students within
the Delhi and Hyderabad satellite locations using college/school policy to
assist in the dispute resolution process.
- Facilitate effective communications between administration, faculty,
support staff and students.
- Responsible for the overall management, direction and development of
reporting staff and ensuring high quality services

Qualifications/Experience required:

- University Degree or Community College diploma or certification, or
equivalent, in a related discipline with demonstrated verbal and written
communication skills to achieve high levels of customer service in a
culturally diverse environment.
- Progressive teaching and/or relevant work experience in Digital
Animation field.
- Proven demonstrated interpersonal, leadership and organizational
- Experience in organization, development and management of Centennial's
- Demonstrated independent decision-making ability, initiative and
supervisory experience.
- Demonstrated sensitivity to diverse learners and ability to work within
a multicultural environment.
- Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team with proven
problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
- Relevant experience in addressing student and faculty issues in a
timely and constructive manner.
- Demonstrated knowledge of college policies, procedures, and
program/course information.
- Demonstrated skills in Microsoft Work, PowerPoint and formulas in Excel

For more information, please contact:

Paul Koidis, at pkoidis AT

Apply to:
Human Resources Department
Fax: (416) 752-5021
1960 Eglington Avenue E
E-mail: hr AT

POSTING DATE: June 1, 2005

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Date: 6.08.05
From: Kevin McGarry <kevin AT>
Subject: FW: Electra seeks Curator/Producer

------ Forwarded Message
From: Lina Dzuverovic <lina AT>
Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2005 01:15:42 +0100
To: <irene AT>
Subject: Electra seeks Curator/Producer

Electra seeks Curator/Producer

2 days per week*
Rate: negotiable

Contemporary arts agency Electra seeks to bring on board a freelance
Curator/Producer to work alongside the directors initially 2 days per week
with the possibility of more days the near future. Electra's projects have
included events and exhibitions with artists including Christian Marclay,
Tony Oursler, Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), Hayley Newman, Daria Martin,
Christina Kubisch, Marina Rosenfeld and others. We have worked on and are
currently developing projects at venues such as Tate Modern, The Barbican
Centre, South London Gallery, GAS Festival, Sweden, Roma Europa Festival,
Rome and others.

The curator/producer will be responsible for working with the directors to
deliver existing projects (including the forthcoming European tour 'Perfect
Partner' and exhibition Her Noise at South London Gallery) while also taking
an active role in developing and shaping the future of Electra. The
candidate should have an existing network of contacts and a track record of
successful working relationships with artists, producers, galleries and
festivals. He or she will be expected to bring on board and develop new
projects in collaboration with international and national partners as well
as to fundraise and contribute substantially to the strategic development of

The Curator/Producer should have extensive experience in project management,
curating, producing, and touring international projects. Commercial gallery
experience would be an advantage. An understanding of event and
performance-based practice is an advantage, but we are primarily looking for
someone with their own vision, initiative and an extensive knowledge of
contemporary art and a desire to initiate and realise large scale art
projects irrespective of medium.

To apply please send a covering letter outlining any relevant
experience, with relevant documentation (press clippings, catalogues etc)
alongside contacts for two referees to the address below, marking
'Curator/Producer' on the envelope.

The deadline is Monday 27 June 6pm.

*The curator will need to be London based and work from the Electra

38 Kingsland Road
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Perseverance Works
London E2 8DD

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Date: 6.08.05
From: Kevin McGarry <kevin AT>
Subject: FW: [NEW-MEDIA-CURATING] -empyre- seeks new facilitator

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Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 09:00:22 +1000
Subject: [NEW-MEDIA-CURATING] -empyre- seeks new facilitator

-empyre- mailing list at is one of the most
respected media arts discussion lists in the world today, with an ongoing
changing array of guests drawn from diverse aspects of networked and new
theory and practice globally.

We are currently seeking a new facilitator to work as part of a team,
developing the lists direction, themes, topics and sourcing guests. To
gender and cultural and time zone integrity this person would ideally be a
and be located in the Asian or Australian region. If you dont fit into these
categories, yet have a passion to be involved, please apply!

Unfortunately there is no financial remuneration for this position, however
experience is invaluable. Some experience with mailing lists, web design or
event programming would be an advantage, but it's easy to learn.

Please send expressions of interest to empyre-owner AT

Melinda Rackham
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Date: 6.12.05
From: ryan griffis <grifray AT>
Subject: Review of "A Walk to Remember" at Los Angeles Contemporary

Review of ³A Walk to Remeber²
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
February 9 - May 8 2005

Organized by Jens Hoffman, Director of Exhibitions, ICA, London

The concept of ³walking² in the city of Los Angeles conjures up all kinds of
cliches and jokes about how ³no one walks in LA,² and the amorphous
qualities so often ascribed to its social and natural geography. Such an
impression is easily adopted, as typically one moves by car from one part of
town to another, only getting out upon reaching desired destinations or to
refuel at gas stations. The language used to describe LA¹s paved circulatory
system belies the indifference to the space that lies between points A and
B. On the one hand, there is the web of interconnected freeways that allow
one to move from destination to destination, as if in some kind of congested
time-space portal, and on the other are the ³surface streets,² existing at
ground level, where daily life plays out.

This February, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions provided access to this
surface world through a series of artist-led walks curated by Jens Hoffman
of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. Titled ³A Walk to
Remember,² the exhibition brings together walks by LA-based artists John
Baldassari, Jennifer Bornstein, Meg Cranston, Morgan Fisher, Evan Holloway,
Paul McCarthy, Rubén Ortiz Torres, Allen Ruppersberg and Eric Welsey.
Participants on each of the walks will be given a disposable camera with
which to document the event, with the results being displayed in LACE¹s
exhibition space.

Of course, walking already has established historical ties to performative
and conceptual art practices. Richard Long and Andy Goldsworthy¹s formal
traversals into the non-urban, the illegal border crossings of Christian
Philipp Müller and Heath Bunting, and the urban derivés of the Situationists
are but a few examples of the aestheticization of bipedal transportation.
The LA Times recently celebrated LA¹s own amateur walkabout, an engineer
named Neil Hopper, who documents his extensive hikes around the city on

The descriptions of the walks hosted by LACE range from a leisurely walk
below the Hollywood sign in Griffith Park (Bornstein and Wesley) to a trip
to Sherman Indian High School, one of three remaining off-reservation Native
American boarding schools in the country (Cranston). Fisher and Ruppersberg
set out to explore the intersections of personal and collective memory in
the ever changing urban landscapes of Santa Monica and Hollywood,
respectively. There are also ³instruction² pieces, where walkers are asked
to either photograph all the street signs from Baldassari¹s studio or
perform their own walk ten consecutive times, per McCarthy¹s request.

By the time of this writing, this writer was able to attend the first two
walks - Ortiz Torres¹ trip to El Pedorrero (²the farter²), a muffler shop
and museum in East LA, and Holloway¹s walk from his studio near MacArthur
Park. The tour of El Pedorrero, an ultra baroque environment shaped by the
imagination and efforts of its owner, known as ³Bill Al Capone,² revealed an
aesthetic vision of the ³American Dream² that recombines both the utopian
and vulgar aspects of modernity into one seamless architectural space.
Holloway¹s walk from his studio to the Alvarado/7th St Metro Station, in an
area known for gang activity and the infamous LAPD Rampart Division scandal,
is the only walk that explicitly offers danger as bait to participants. The
artist even pointed out the location where he was mugged almost three years

Art that involves any sort of interaction with a community, outside of its
own, has been the subject of a fair amount of criticism from wildly
different perspectives. ³A Walk to Remember² may not situate itself as a
form of ³community art,² but it certainly shares more than a few concerns
and formal strategies. It may be worthwhile, then, to reexamine Hal Foster¹s
critique of the ethnographic urge found in some site-specific art of the
previous decade. The slippages Foster found between artists¹ identifications
with an ³outside² and the ability of institutions to assimilate those
identities seem an appropriate area of inquiry for current work also dealing
with an ³outside.² In presenting this exhibit, LACE painted one of their
rooms to resemble a blank landscape - the walls split by a horizon line
separating blue and green fields - which are decorated with maps of the
artists¹ walks and photos documenting them. Perhaps, the
artist-as-ethnographer is not the model found here, as any specific
identities play only a secondary role. Like much current site-specific art,
emphasis is placed on spatial understandings of history and urban geography
- with maps being the formal device of the day. The concerns of urban
planning and real estate seem to have replaced those of anthropology, as
we¹ve learned that identities are only as valuable as the land they occupy.

- Ryan Griffis

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