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Subject: RHIZOME DIGEST: 04.14.06
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2006 13:35:56 -0700

RHIZOME DIGEST: April 14, 2006

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1. Marisa Olson: Call for Rhizome News Writers (Please Forward)
2. {SoundLAB}: SoundLAB: Call for soundart
3. Ryan Griffis: Fwd: LACE Summer Internship Opportunity -- applications
due 19 April
4. Drew Hemment: Freelance posts at Futuresonic
5. Drew Hemment: Futuresonic EVNT Showcase and Competition

6. Brett Stalbaum: ICAM Current Practice Lecture Series - more details
7. Ryan Griffis: Fwd: Giant corporation, Bhopal survivors need cash now
8. CRD: News from the Daniel Langlois Foundation
9. Franziska Schroeder: "Two Thousand + SIX"-symposium on performance and
technology in Belfast
10. {cologneOFF}: Cologne Online Film Festival opens "identityscapes"
11. Jody Zellen: Jessica Irish at Fringe Exhibitions

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From: Marisa Olson <marisa AT>
Date: Apr 9, 2006
Subject: Call for Rhizome News Writers (Please Forward)


Call for Rhizome News Writers is seeking experienced writers to contribute to its
publication, Rhizome News. Previously known as Net Art News, this
html-based series covers exhibitions, art projects, events, publications,
and opportunities in the new media art field. Rhizome News features
original writing by artists, curators, and critics from around the world.

The publication is delivered to over 12,000 email subscribers, three times
per week, and many more who read Rhizome News via RSS and website
syndication. Previous articles can be viewed online:

Prospective contributors must have experience writing about art and
technology and must demonstrate clarity and insight as well as style and
professionalism. Rhizome News writers pitch articles and receive
assignments. Articles are 120-180 words in length, so experience writing
in short format is a plus.

Please email three writing samples (URLs preferred) to marisa AT

Marisa Olson
Editor & Curator at Large at the
New Museum of Contemporary Art

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From: {soundLAB} <virtu AT>
Date: Apr 10, 2006
Subject: SoundLAB: Call for soundart

Call for soundart
deadline 30 June 2006
is invited to launch its 4th edition
in the framework of the Cologne based soundart event
KlangDrang Festival
6-7 October 2006 and be part of the interactive media exhibition
by [R][R][F]2006--->XP -
on the same occasion.
--->Call for submissions
Deadline 30 June 2006
is looking for soundart works of
a) experimental character
b) electronic music
c) Voice -sound/music integration
d) and other forms
Theme : "Memoryscapes"
based on the subjects: ---> "memory" and "identity"
The submission has to be posted on a webpage for download,
please do not send it as an email attachement.
Submission format: .mp3
Size: Max 5MB, exceptions possible, but on request.
The authors/artists keep all rights on their submitted works.
Deadline 30 June 2006
Please use this form for submitting:
******************* of artist, email address, URL
2. short biography/CV (not more than 300 words)
3. works (maximum 3), year of production, running time
a) URL for download
4. short statement for each work
(not more than 300 words each)
The submitter declares and confirms
that he/she is holding all author's rights
and gives permission to include the submitted work
in "Soundlab" online environment until revoke.
Signed by (submitter)
Please send the complete submission to
soundlab AT
subject: Soundlab edition IV
Deadline 30 June 2006
This call can be also found on
editions I - III of SoundLab -
can be found on
SoundLab Channel/Memory Channel 7-->at
[R][R][F]2006--->XP via the artistic body
or separately also via or

Both are corporate parts of
the experimental platform for art and New Media
operating from Cologne/Germany

and its common weblog is
NetEX - networked experience


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From: Ryan Griffis <ryan.griffis AT>
Date: Apr 10, 2006
Subject: Fwd: LACE Summer Internship Opportunity -- applications due 19 April

Begin forwarded message:
> 6522 Hollywood Boulevard LA CA 90028
> LACE announces a summer internship opportunity for undergraduates.
> Please note that the deadline to apply is 19 April 2006. Please read
> on for more information -- and feel free to share this posting with
> others who might be interested.
> _______________________________________________________________________
> ___
> Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internship 2006
> Curatorial Internship: 10-weeks, June-Aug 06, full-time, $3500 gross
> salary
> This summer internship at LACE sponsored by the Getty Foundation's
> Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internship program is an
> opportunity for an undergraduate to learn the conventions and protocol
> of mounting contemporary exhibitions from research to deinstallation,
> as well as outreach, marketing and publicity.
> In accordance with guidelines set by the Getty Foundation, candidates
> must be:
> - members of groups underrepresented in the visual arts professions,
> specifically, individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic,
> Native American, and Pacific Islander descent;
> - currently enrolled as undergraduates, who will have completed at
> least one semester of college by June 2006, and will not graduate
> before December 2006; and
> - residents of or attending college in Los Angeles County.
> Students who have previously served as Getty Multicultural Summer
> Interns at LACE or have served at more than two other organization are
> not eligible for this internship.
> The Curatorial Intern will
> - assist the Executive Director and Program Coordinator in the
> installation and presentation of LACE's summer exhibitions and the
> concurrent public programs (lectures, screenings and workshops);
> - assist with the promotion of all presentations, including via online
> and print materials and liaise between LACE and collaborating art and
> education institutions;
> - coordinate documentation of each presentation;
> - assist with pre-program planning and coordination of upcoming fall
> 2006 exhibitions;
> - contribute to the research and development of LACE's new podcasting
> initiative, including assisting the Executive Director to research and
> curate a series of pilot programs using historical source materials
> and digital media; and
> - provide important support for ongoing program-related activities,
> including processing artist submissions, research for upcoming
> projects and planning education and outreach programs
> To apply, forward a resumé, references, and a cover letter explaining
> reason for interest and addressing how you meet the guidelines set by
> the Getty Foundation to:
> Bridget DuLong, Managing Director, LACE, 6522 Hollywood Blvd, Los
> Angeles CA 90028,
> or fax to 323.957.9025 or email to bridget AT Call
> 323.957.1777, x12, if questions.
> Deadline for receipt: Wednesday 19 April 2006.
> LACE is a nonprofit visual arts organization founded in 1978. Located
> in the heart of Hollywood, LACE contributes to the long-term
> enrichment of Los Angeles's urban landscape and champions art's
> ability to engage with the timely political, social and cultural
> issues that shape local and global life. LACE events -- exhibitions,
> performances, screenings, dialogs and other public forums -- strive to
> inspire the public imagination and to expand interactions between art
> and audience.
> For more information about LACE please visit
> Support for LACE and its programs comes from the American Center
> Foundation, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, California
> Community Foundation, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural
> Affairs, The Getty Foundation, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community
> Foundation, Jockey Hollow Foundation, LLWW Foundation, Los Angeles
> County Arts Commission, Morris Family Foundation, Pasadena Art
> Alliance and the members of LACE.

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From: Drew Hemment <drew AT>
Date: Apr 13, 2006
Subject: Freelance posts at Futuresonic

Freelance posts available at Futuresonic


Futuresonic is an annual 3-day festival of electronic music and media arts
that is urban, international, inclusive, and in Manchester. Our 10th
anniversary year is 2006, and Futuresonic is now looking to expand its

We are seeking a dynamic Marketing Officer to bring energy and creativity
in reaching our diverse arts and music audiences. You will work with the
festival team to develop and deliver the marketing action plan, generating
profile and audiences, for the forthcoming Futuresonic 2006 festival.
Taking our key messages forward for 2006, you'll deliver the creative
marketing campaign that our 10th anniversary festival deserves. You'll
join a bustling, energetic team at Future Everything, the not-for-profit
creative company responsible for Futuresonic, at an exciting time in our
growth, working alongside the Director across all media.

Please send CV and covering letter to Drew Hemment
Email: job14 AT
by 6pm, Tuesday 26th April, putting MARKETING OFFICER in the subject line.

Further details and info pack available from:
Please do not apply without first obtaining this information.

We are seeking a dynamic Assistant Producer to bring commitment and
creativity in supporting the delivery of the festival. You will work as a
key member of a bustling, energetic team at Future Everything, the
not-for-profit creative company responsible for Futuresonic, to provide
the best possible support to artists, partners and venues, and the best
possible experience to audiences.

Please send CV and covering letter to Eliza Tyrrell
Email: job15 AT
by 6pm, Tuesday 26th April, putting ASSISTANT PRODUCER in the subject

Further details and info pack available from:
Please do not apply without first obtaining this information.

We present... live music performances focusing on the best and
up-and-coming music. We also commission unique one-off projects and artist
collaborations, with a special emphasis on projects using emerging
technologies. The festival celebrates creativity across artistic
boundaries, and draws together visual arts, music and new technologies.

Future Everything positively welcomes applications from all sectors of the

Closing date for applications is 6pm on Tuesday 25th April 2006.
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 3rd May.

Futuresonic 2006, 20th-23rd July, Manchester

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Visit "Net Art's Cyborg[feminist]s, Punks, and Manifestos", an exhibition
on the politics of internet appearances, guest-curated by Marina Grzinic
from the Rhizome ArtBase.

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From: Drew Hemment <drew AT>
Date: Apr 13, 2006
Subject: Futuresonic EVNT Showcase and Competition

*Please help us reach events and artist groups internationally and in the
UK: please forward to your lists*

Futuresonic 2006 EVNT Showcase and Competition
20-23 July, Manchester

Futuresonic announces the launch of its showcase and competition for
events, artist groups, promoters, programmers and curators.

Submissions now open via


The Futuresonic EVNT Showcase is a city-wide programme of affiliated
events, which forms one part of the Futuresonic festival. It enables new
and ground breaking events and artist groups from around the world to
appear within the festival. Futuresonic is looking for innovative events
of international calibre, and will help ?matchmake? promoters to venues.
Deadline for proposals: 22 May 2006

The Futuresonic EVNT Competition offers cash prizes for events staged as a
part of the EVNT Showcase. Awards of GBP 2,500 and GBP 1,000 are
available, as well as three smaller amounts of GBP 250 for runners up.
Open to any programmer, curator, promoter, label or artist group anywhere
in the world, with the focus on ground breaking and new events as well as
one-off or adventurous events by established groups. Proposals will be
judged by an independent panel of music, arts and industry figures.
Deadline for proposals: 1 May 2006

Learn more and submit a proposal:
Contact: EVNT2006 AT

The Futuresonic EVNT Showcase is a semi-open festival strand. It is
intended to enable more people to participate in the festival.
Participating events in the EVNT Showcase benefit from being included in
all the festival publicity, on the website and in press releases, but do
not receive any other support from Futuresonic.

The Futuresonic EVNT Competition offers cash prizes to enable the staging
of groundbreaking events that would not otherwise be possible to present.
Those who enter the competition but are unsuccessful will automatically be
invited to take part in the EVNT Showcase without financial support.

Futuresonic now invites anyone working in music or media arts to take part
in the 2006 EVNT Showcase, with the EVNT Competition an added incentive
for those who would like financial support in doing so.


The EVNT Showcase was launched in 2005, with more than thirty events over
one weekend featuring artists from as far afield as New York, Moscow,
Berlin and Dallas. In 2005 it took place across the Northern Quarter at
venues including The Roadhouse, Night & Day, The Basement, Bierkeller,
Centro, Cord, Common, My Goodniss, Oklahoma, The Chinese Arts Centre and
Taurus, each venue adding a distinctive character to the festival.

EVNT came out of a collaboration in 2005 with an event mapping project of
the same name supported by Arts Council England.


Futuresonic this year celebrates its 10th anniversary, and 7th edition.
The three-day festival, which runs 20-23 July at venues across Manchester,
also features an extensive programme of live music by headline acts; an
exhibition strand featuring internationally-renowned artists; an extensive
programme of workshops; plus the Social Technologies Summit and PLAN: The
Pervasive and Locative Arts Network. Futuresonic was established in 1995,
and has an international reputation for presenting leading-edge music and
media arts. The 2005 festival featured 211 artists in 44 events at 15
arts, music and club venues, and was attended by 6,000 people.

Futuresonic is presented by Future Everything, a not-for-profit creative
organisation at the forefront of electronic arts and culture.

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The Rhizome Commissioning Program makes financial support available to
artists for the creation of innovative new media art work via
panel-awarded commissions.

For the 2005-2006 Rhizome Commissions, eleven artists/groups were selected
to create original works of net art.

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.

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From: Brett Stalbaum <stalbaum AT>
Date: Apr 8, 2006
Subject: ICAM Current Practice Lecture Series - more details

Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts - Current Practice Lecture Series
at UCSD Spring 2006 *Free and Open to the Public*
All lectures are from 6-8PM.

UCSD, The Department of Visual Arts and the Center for Research in
Computing and the Arts are proud to present the 2006 interdisciplinary
Computing and the Arts Lecture series.


***Sabine Himmelsbach April 13th CalIT2 Auditorium ***
Before coming to Oldenburg Sabine Himmelsbach headed the exhibition
department at the ZKM | Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe from 1999
until last summer, where she curated numerous exhibitions and programmes
of events on contemporary and new Media Art, among others the
exhibitions "Coolhunters: Youth cultures between the media and the
market" and "Resonances: The electromagnetic Bodies Project". From 1996
to 1999 she managed the exhibition projects for "steirischer herbst,"
the annual art festival at Graz, Austria. Over the last years she has
published specifically on new cultural forms that have developed within
new media and on the presentation of Media Art.

***Anne-Marie Schleiner and Luis Hernandez April 20th CalIT2 Auditorium***
*Anne-Marie Schleiner was born in 1970 in Providence, Rhode Island. She
received a BA in studio art from the University of California at Santa
Cruz in 1992 and an MFA in computers in fine art from the San Jose State
University, California in 1998. She presently lives in Boulder, Colorado
and is an assistant professor of fine art at the University of Colorado,

In addition to being a gaming artist/designer, Schleiner operates in a
variety of roles as a writer, critic and curator. Her work has been
extensively exhibited internationally at media festivals and selected
group exhibitions of Schleiner's work include TechnoSublime, Colorado
University Art Museum, University of Colorado at Boulder (2005); Killer
Instinct, The New Museum, New York (2004); Media City Seoul 2004, Seoul
Museum of Art, Korea and the 2004 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of
American Art, New York.

Additionally, Schleiner has curated several online exhibitions of game
mods and add-ons including Luckykiss (2000) and Cracking the Maze: Game
Patches and Plug-ins as Hacker Art (1991).

*Luis Hernández has a bachelor degree in Engineering and Architecture
from Escuela Superior de Arquitectura, Mexico City. With space as a main
concern, his work ranges from virtual architectures to instalation or
videogame intervention.

He co-founded Heterarquia, dedicated to architectural experimentation
and low-tech, developing a proposal for an interactive surface, an
interactive pavillion (second prize, Third Arquine Competition) a
low-cost shelter for homeless, a proposal for an Interactive
Hypersurface inserted in Mexico City (shortlisted, Miami Biennal 2004),
amongst other projects. Commissioned for a public installation produced
as an artist in residence in Sala del Cielo, Centro de la Imagen and
shown as part of 'Vitrinas/ public art' program.

Commissioned by to produce Oversaturation, as part of the
2004 commissioning program. Collaborator with Anne-Marie Schleiner to
produce 'Corridos', commissioned by inSite_05 for it's Scenarios part,
produced as an Artist in residence at CRCA. His work has been exhibited
at FILE festival, Sao Paulo; Microwave Festival, Hong Kong; the New
Museum, NYC and Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, amogst others.

***Garnet Hertz April 27th CENTER 115***
Garnet Hertz is a Fulbright Scholar, Research Fellow at the California
Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, and is a
doctoral student at the University of California Irvine. He also holds
an MFA from the Arts Computation Engineering program at UCI and has
completed UCI's Critical Theory Emphasis.

His current interests include the history, theory and practice of
electro/mechanical art, computing, media theory, digital/internet art
and robotics. He has shown his work at several notable international
venues including Ars Electronica and SIGGRAPH and is also founder of
Dorkbot-Socal, a monthly Los Angeles-based lecture series on electronic art.

Popular press about his work is widespread, disseminating through 25
countries including The New York Times, Wired News, I.D. Magazine, The
Washington Post, Slashdot, NPR, USA Today, NBC, CBS, TV Tokyo, ZDTV and
CNN Headline News.

***Miller Puckette May 4th location TBA***
Miller Puckette obtained a B.S. in Mathematics from MIT (1980) and Ph.
D. in Mathematics from Harvard (1986). Puckette was a member of MIT's
Media Lab from its inception until 1987, and then a researcher at IRCAM
(l'Institut de Recherche et de Coordination Musique/Acoustique, founded
by composer and conductor Pierre Boulez). There he wrote the Max program
for MacIntosh computers, which was first distributed commercially by
Opcode Systems in 1990 and is now available from .

In 1989 Puckette joined IRCAM's "musical workstation" team and put
together an enhanced version of Max, called Max/FTS, for the ISPW
system, which was commercialized by Ariel, Inc. This system became a
widely used platform in computer music research and production
facilities. The IRCAM real-time development team has since reimplemented
and extended this software under the name jMax, which is distributed
free with source code.

Puckette joined the Music department of the University of California,
San Diego in 1994, and is now Associate Director of the Center for
Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA). He is currently working on a
new real-time software system for live musical and multimedia
performances called Pure Data ("Pd"), in collaboration with many other
artists/researchers/programmers worldwide. Pd is free and runs on Linux,
IRIX, and Windows systems.

Since 1997 Puckette has also been part of the Global Visual Music
project with Mark Danks , Rand Steiger , and Vibeke Sorensen , which has
been generously supported by a grant from the Intel Research Council .

***Achim Mohné May 11th CENTER 115***
Land Art Media Artist

***Heather Raikes May 18th CENTER 115***
Heather Raikes is a new media/performance artist who has been exploring
new media poetics, telematics, contemporary semiotics, dance/technology
synthesis, and technoetic performance forms for more than a decade. She
has founded and directed several visionary new media/performance
collectives, including Neopoetics, Harakti Multimedia, Gemini
Performance Project, and the Temple University New Media Performance
Lab. Her repertoire of original work has been exhibited nationally and
internationally, and includes new media performances, installations,
video, electronic text, visual art and interactive media design.

Raikes? work has been shown at such venues as HEREArt (New York), Clark
Studio Theater at Lincoln Center (New York), San Diego Museum of Art
(San Diego), Pixelraiders (UK), International Festival of Performance
(Barcelona), Philadelphia Fringe Festival Dance/Technology Program
(Philadelphia), Aaron Davis Hall (New York), and Inscriptions in the
Sand (Cyprus). She has performed at venues such as the American Dance
Festival, Jacob?s Pillow, The Joyce Theater, and the New York Downtown
Arts Festival.

***Steve Durie May 25th CENTER 115***
Steve Durie is an artist, teacher, digital media producer and designer.
He has worked on numerous individual and collaborative projects
involving digital media, installation, music and performance. These
works have been installed in traditional gallery/museum environments,
the public art sector as well as corporate venues.

Steve currently is a lecturer at San Jose State's Cadre Laboratory for
New Media. He teaches a variety of classes in the Digital Media Art
program where the curriculum focuses on the development of the studio
art practice informed by the discourse in information technology and

***Rachel Clarke June 1st CENTER 115***
Rachel Clarke is a digital media artist and is Assistant Professor in
Electronic Art in the Art Department at California State University,

Clarke has exhibited internationally and throughout the United States.
In fall 2003, she curated a show of national and international artists
using new media, entitled Postflesh: Visualizing the Techno-Self at the
University Library Gallery, Sacramento State University.

Exhibitions include a solo exhibition at the Center for Contemporary
Art, Sacramento (upcoming: 9/06) A World Away, a solo show at Auburn
University, Alabama (1/06) Endless Forms: Engaging Evolution at
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2/06) Light in the Dark, Space
Gallery, Portland Maine, "a collaborative work with Sam Parsons (1/05)"
and the IDEAS exhibit at the International Digital Media and Arts
Conference, Orlando (3/04).

***Sheldon Brown and the Experimental Game Lab June 8th Location TBA***

Brett Stalbaum, Lecturer, PSOE
Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts Major (ICAM)
Department of Visual Arts
9500 GILMAN DR. # 0084
La Jolla CA 92093-0084

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From: Ryan Griffis <ryan.griffis AT>
Date: Apr 9, 2006
Subject: Fwd: Giant corporation, Bhopal survivors need cash now

Begin forwarded message:

April 11, 2006

Contact: mailto:help AT


Here's an update on some recent Yes Men activities. But first, two

* In a few weeks, the Yes Men will speak at a major conference
as one of the world's biggest, nastiest companies. We're planning
something every bit as bizarre as the WTO's meter-long golden phallus -
but we're a bit short on funds to pull it off. If you can help,
please visit or write to us.

* On a whole other level, survivors of the Bhopal catastrophe have
just completed a march from Bhopal to Delhi to protest the Indian
government's refusal to help force Dow to the table; now they're
beginning a hunger strike. Please support them at or by donating to the
Bhopal Medical Appeal (

Now for the updates.


Last November at a San Francisco nanotechnology conference, a "Dow
representative" urged the scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs in
the audience to hurry potentially dangerous nanotech products to
market before they could be tested. Citing Dow's record profits
despite a history of releasing dangerous and often lethal products,
the representative asserted that caution is best deferred until after
a product is released, and that testing ought to be performed not by
the corporation but by the population at large, to give them the
opportunity to participate in corporate progress. The audience, to
their credit, found these ideas disturbing, but many admitted that
they had no control over how the products they were developing would
be released. Meanwhile, in the exhibits hall, the Yes Men discovered
that nanotech products known to be dangerous are available for sale
to anyone with the money....


The pesticide Dursban was banned in the US in 2001; that very year,
Dow opened a Dursban plant in Chiplun, India, and now manufactures
and sells it in India. Last December, the Yes Men, posing as Dow
managers, dropped in on the factory for an inspection. They had been
told of the plant by Bhopal survivors, who are angry that Dow is able
to launch new, harmful ventures in India even as they continue to get
away with murder in Bhopal.

Also in December, the Yes Men visited the largest agricultural fair
in India and learned how companies like Monsanto sell their expensive
seeds to farmers, who are often ruined when the crop doesn't perform
as well as expected; thousands of farmers have lately committed
suicide by drinking the pesticide that comes with the seeds, and
millions more have ended up in big-city slums. After speaking to
Monsanto and other company representatives to learn their sales
tricks, the Yes Men successfully sold seeds armed against "amoebas
and houseflies" and demonstrated a pesticide that doesn't kill but
simply lobotomizes the drinker, making him or her happier with
whatever happens.


One week ago in Norway, one of the world's very richest countries,
the Yes Men posed as investigative reporters at a journalism
conference and revealed their "discovery" that Norway, far from being
enviro-friendly as everyone believes, is probably the world's largest
agent of climate change per capita. This is because (a) Norway is the
world's third largest petroleum exporter, and (b) Norway invests the
billions it makes from petroleum in a wide range of oil, automobile,
airplane, shipping, and defense companies, via its massive "Petroleum
Fund." (While Norway's aid to Pakistan, investments in ecological
measures, and support of the Nobel Peace Prize are much better known,
they are much smaller than its aid to Shell, Chevron, Exxon,
Halliburton, etc. via the Fund.)

The journalists were dumbfounded at the April Fools' talk. When the
truth came out that the "investigators" were phony, many of the
journalists did express surprise that the hypocrisy of a supposedly
"green" country being so heavily invested in oil, pollution, and war
had not received more attention.

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From: CRD <crd AT>
Date: Apr 10, 2006
Subject: News from the Daniel Langlois Foundation

Morning Conference: Saturday, May 27, 2006, 10:30 a.m. at Ex-Centris

The Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology is pleased
to invite you to Voyageurs étonnés, chercheurs et créateurs au seuil de
l'inconnu, a conference presented in French by Hubert Reeves,
astrophysicist, and his son Nicolas Reeves, an artist and designer who was
supported by the Foundation in 1998. The conference also marks the 5th
anniversary of the Daniel Langlois Foundation's Centre for Research and
Documentation (CR+D):

Open House: Friday, May 26, 2006, 3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Daniel Langlois Foundation's
Centre for Research and Documentation (CR+D), we invite you to join us at
our Open House. The Centre is open to the public and is dedicated to
promoting research and providing information on the arts, sciences, new
technology and the environment:

Survey on the Langlois Foundation Web site and electronic newsletter

We are currently conducting an online survey to gather your opinions and
comments on our principal communication tools - our Web site and monthly
electronic newsletter. The survey results are intended for internal use
only. In appreciation, the Foundation will hold a draw for 12 DVD-ROMs of
Michael Snow's anarchive 2: Digital Snow. The draw will take place once
the survey results have been compiled. The winners will be contacted by

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From: Franziska Schroeder <franziska AT>
Date: Apr 11, 2006
Subject: "Two Thousand + SIX"-symposium on performance and technology in

Very sorry for multiple posting, but this did not seem to get to rhizome a
few weeks ago.

I am happy to announce the final line-up for
"Two Thousand + SIX" - a one-day symposium on performance and
technology at the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC) in Belfast.
Date: 29th of April 2006.
Venue: SARC/Belfast, Multimedia Suite

You can register on the day: £30 (£15) includes free access to all the
events/concerts that day. The late evening concerts will feature Anthony
Braxton (who will also be giving a talk during the day).

The symposium runs during the 2006 edition of the SonoritiesFestival of
Contemporary Music:
Please check sites for further information.

With a line-up such as Fred Frith, Chris Cutler, Anthony Braxton, Gareth
Davis, Stephen Östersjö, Elisabeth Smalt, Bob Gilmore, Carlos Zingaro,
Adriana Sá, Rafael Toral, Telectu, Richard Barrett, Paul Obermeyer, Atau
Tanaka, Eric Lyon, The Ulster Orchestra amongst many others, Sonorities
2006 promises to be one of the more exciting events of this year's
contemporary music scene!

Hope to see you all there.


f r a n z i s k a s c h r o e d e r
Initiatrice of "Two Thousand + SIX"
franziska AT

Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music

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From: {cologneOFF} <virtu AT>
Date: Apr 10, 2006
Subject: Cologne Online Film Festival opens "identityscapes"

On Tuesday, 11 April 2006

CologneOFF - Cologne Online Film Festival (COFF)

is opening its
1st edition - Easter 2006
under the theme

"In times of the globalization, the migration of people cross the world
due to political, religious, ethnic and economical reasons, when the
emancipation of the genders is advanced in certain countries & cultures,
in others however, suppressed and persecuted, the questions of one's
identity, defining oneself opposed to others becomes necessary in order to
"Identityscapes" has its starting point in the identity of the genders as
the roots of each society. Through the variety of different approaches and
definitions a rich, colourful landscape of human identities becomes
visible via the artistic reflections manifested in the moving pictures."

The festival, however, is no local phenomenon,
but due to its online status it has got global relevance and can be
accessed for free
at any place under the conditions of a broad bandwidth Internet connection.

Screenings in physical space will follow at a later stage at Cologne and
many other places.
Cologne OFF is organised by VideoChannel
and powered by [NewMediaArtProjectNetwork]||:cologne .

The film festival is featuring 40 shortfilms and videos
of a duration between 1 and 15 minutes,
selected and curated by Agricola de Cologne,
It released a PDF catalogue for free download

These are the selected film/videos -
also published on

Arzu Ozkal Telhan - Entitled as...
Andrew Johnson - Black & White
Elia Alba - La Jaba
A. Girik & O. Shatalova - Warning: Woman!
Eleanor Gates Stuart - KNIT
Ina Loitzl - Snow White and Red .....
Joao Paulo Simoes - Take.This.Turn
Elisabeth Smolarz - You & Me
Beatrice Allegranti - In my Body
Unnur A. Einarsdottir - Toilet
Sonja Vuk - Cosmo Club
Irene Tetaz - il nue
Risk Hazekamp - Gay King
Rahel Maher - Misstar
Eileen Bonner - I Thou
Steven Dixon - Invisible Girl
Sinasi Günes - Androgen
Michael Brynntrup - TV-X_PERM
Fred Koenig - Voodoo Diva's International..
Lorenzo Nencini - Traviata
Joey Hateley - A:Gender
Ane Lan - Ane Lan
Carlo Sansolo - Panoptica
Erika Frenkel - Cascadura Baby
Yamil Jamani - All Quite on the Western ColognFront
Reuben James Preston -Remembering
Welmo E. Joseph - 1/2 de porcillo (1/2 chicken)
Calin Dan - Sample City
Jens Salander - The Colossus by the Sea
Dana Levy - Time with Franz
Antonia Valero - S/T
Lital Dotan & Eyal Perry - Embracement
Gudrun Bittner - A dark glimps on a white gloved mouse
Petra Lindholm - Reported Missing
Yi Hyung Kim - Wo-men, Wo-rld
Andrea Ferrara - Spazio dell'Assenza
Tan Chui Mui - Hometown
Nita Mocanu - Waiting Room
Rafael Alcala - Smoked
Nancy Atatkan - The Wall

COFF - Cologne Online Film Festival
(please disable pop-up blockers)

Released by
NetEX - networked experience
powered by
[NewMediaArtProjectNetwork]:||cologne -
the experimental platform for art and New Media
operating from Cologne/Germany.
info& contact
info (at)

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From: Jody Zellen <jodyzel2 AT>
Date: Apr 13, 2006 8:31 AM
Subject: Jessica Irish at Fringe Exhibitions


Exhibition Dates: April 15 - May 20, 2006

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 15, from 6 - 8 PM

Fringe Exhibitions is pleased to present the work of Jessica Irish.
Entitled "Between / Everyday," this site specific installation of recent
video projections explores new ways to visualize and construct both the
ideology and experience of the built environment. In the main space Irish
will present "Level" a four channel video installation in which visual
imagery composited from several domestic cities continuously shifts
points of view and perspective, as concrete becomes sky and surface
becomes structure.

"Lightness," "Four Walls," and "Two Planes" will be presented in the
downstairs space. These video works explore the nuanced conjunctures
between physical and perceptual space. In addition to the video works,
Irish will also present a series of digital prints on typologies mounted
on aluminum that complement the projections.

Jessica Irish is an artist working in video installation, interactive and
print media whose work questions the relationship of the visionary to the
failed, the extraordinary to the commonplace, the idea to the commodity,
the network to the city, the architectural to the temporal. Her work in
new media has been screened and exhibited nationally and internationally,
and has received support from foundations such as Creative Capital and the
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Recent exhibitions include: Surround, 15
Nassau, NY; Extended Boundaries, Davis Museum, MA;ViBE 05, Manchester/
Liverpool/Chicago; Traversing the City, Delaware Center for Contemporary
Art, DE; File 2004, Sao Paulo, Brazil; HOME-SELF-TRIBE, Design Exchange
Museum, Toronto, Canada; Interface Patterns, Armory Center for the Arts,
Pasadena, CA.

Jessica Irish lives and works between New York and Boston, where she is an
Assistant Professor of Art at Wellesley College and Co-Director of the new
Media Arts & Sciences program. Previously, she worked in Los Angeles and
was one of the founding principals of OnRamp Arts. She received her MFA at
UC Irvine in 1996.

Fringe Exhibitions is a new exhibition space dedicated to showing cutting
edge and experimental art projects that focus on installation, video, new
media art, and art that engages with technology.

Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday 12 - 6
or by appointment

504 Chung King Court
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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