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Subject: RHIZOME DIGEST: 10.10.07
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2007 11:50:58 -0400

RHIZOME DIGEST: October 10, 2007


1. cimai AT Call for applications, UCSC Digital Arts and New Media MFA Program
2. emily AT Call for Applications: The Camargo Foundation Fellowships
3. till AT Call for papers about visual future
4. victoria.millward AT Bernie Grant Arts Centre: temporary residence
5. michelle AT Tenure Track Faculty Position in Interdisciplinary Media Arts
6. johnrodat AT Open Call: EMPAC DANCE MOViES Commission
7. Marisa Olson: University of Iowa School of Art & Art History Intermedia Area Faculty Search

8. ana otero: Google Art, or How to Hack Google
9. mriver AT OTO - Oct 12 (8pm to 11pm)
10. Pau Waelder: Metalandscapes at the Pilar i Joan Miró Foundation
11. CONT3XT.NET: circualting contexts--CURATING MEDIA/NET/ART | CONT3XT.NET.NEWS #18.07
12. klaudio stefancic: conference_visual_construction_of_culture

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From: cimai AT <cimai AT>
Date: Oct 4, 2007
Subject: Call for applications, UCSC Digital Arts and New Media MFA Program

University of California, Santa Cruz is now accepting applications for Fall'08 in its MFA program in Digital Arts and New Media.

The 2-year MFA program brings together faculty and students from across the academic spectrum to pursue interdisciplinary artistic and scholarly research and practice. The program includes core courses, project groups and a thesis project culminating in publication of artistic and theoretical research and the opportunity to exhibit in the program's annual MFA Exhibition. Project groups are small clusters of students collaborating with professors and engaging in artistic, technical and theoretical research in one of three focused areas: Participatory Culture, Performative Technologies, and Mechatronics.

Artists and students interested in futhering their work any any of these areas are encouraged to apply.

For more information on the program and application process, visit or contact Felicia Rice, Program Manager, fsrice AT

UCSC Digital Arts and New Media: "Expanding our Collective Imagination."

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HDFEST's New York festival will be taking place October 10th and 11th from 6pm-10pm at the HD theatre at Sony Wonder Technology Lab (56th Street and Madison Avenue.) HDFEST is an exclusively High-Definition film festival which showcases the best in movies and animation created using HD technology. HDFEST festival events this year are also taking place in Seoul, London, Finland, and Los Angeles.

HD movies to be screened at the New York event originate from countries around the world including Japan, Seoul, Singapore, Germany, England, Ireland, Canada, and Spain. Participating filmmakers will be available at the festival to discuss their work and experiences using High-Def. Tickets are $12 per screening and are available online or at the event at the HDFEST box office. The New York HDFEST schedule or more information can be found at or by emailing admin AT

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From: emily AT <emily AT>
Date: Oct 5, 2007
Subject: Call for Applications: The Camargo Foundation Fellowships

The Camargo Foundation welcomes applications from composers, writers, and visual artists pursuing specific projects and from scholars pursuing studies in the humanities and social sciences relating to French and francophone cultures. The interdisciplinary residency program is intended to give fellows the time and space they need to realise their projects. The Foundation’s hillside campus overlooks the Mediterranean Sea in Cassis, France; it includes thirteen furnished apartments, a reference library, and three art/music studios. Fellows are provided with accommodation on campus and a stipend of $2,500. Residencies are one semester (either early-September to mid-December or mid-January to the end of May).

Qualified candidates from all countries and nationalities are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is January 12 for either semester of the following academic year.

For more information and to apply, please consult our web site at or write to apply AT

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From: till AT <till AT>
Date: Oct 7, 2007
Subject: Call for papers about visual future

Dear subscribers,
please kindly read and spread this call for papers for a conference on media art and theory in Berlin, February 2008:

/// Call for papers ///

«Yet Another Media Conference»

What is the future of moving image?

Every media student knows about the ambivalence of their topic. When telling their friends about university, the next sentence of their counterpart often is “And what is it exactly you do?”. The term “media” is getting more and more important in our societies, because everybody knows that the environment is full of them. But what is media theory and what can it do in our reality?

The international short film festival EMERGEANDSEE and the Institute of European Media Studies from the University of Potsdam and the University of Applied Sciences want to close a gap and together they found «Yet Another Media Conference». In 2008 the conference focuses on the future of moving image and turns the Kino babylon berlin:mitte for two days into a bustling campus.

Everyone knows films. Be it on a cinema screen, be it on YouTube. Visual Art is known by everyone. Media Theory is not, although it is just as important. Therefore «Yet Another Media Conference» joins international universities, to discuss, to show, to explain, to learn and to broaden the horizon. EMERGEANDSEE sees a necessity for an international exchange between media professors, theorists, philosophers, artists, practitioners and students. We want to start a discussion in which students play a major role as they are the people that will form tomorrow's theory and praxis.

EMERGEANDSEE collects and shows young creative moving images since 2000. At our short film festivals, we bring the public the best visual ideas from media and design academies around the world. Filmed or animated, narrative or artistic – EMERGEANDSEE shows innovative ideas.

For «Yet Another Media Conference» EMERGEANDSEE is searching for media theorists and practitioners who want to present and discuss their thoughts on visuality. Anything that concerns the aesthetics, formats, concepts and genres of moving images is welcome. We would like to create a connection between work and reflection. Apart from that, the topic of the conference is kept deliberately broad, in order to create a vivid forum and to allow many different views. «Yet Another Media Conference» takes place 4-6 February 2008 in Berlin, alongside our film festival. The event is held a few days before the Berlinale, because we would like to offer our guests the opportunity to visit the biggest German film festival after some days of discussion and reception of innovative and young work.

If you can contribute your work concerning visual media, including but not limited to

* short narratives
* analog vs. digital aesthetics
* technical convergence/convergence of genres
* future distribution

please send us an abstract of your presentation until 1 November 2007. Panels at the conference should consist of 20 to 30 minutes of presentation and 20 minutes of discussion.

There are plans for a publication after the conference, most possibly a collection of the presented papers. Please send your abstracts as .pdf, .doc or plain text to conference AT If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Till Claassen at till AT

Festival homepage:

European Media Studies:

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Mills College - Assistant Professor, Electronic Arts/Sound
Full-time tenure-track position beginning Fall 2008

The Mills College Music Department and the Intermedia Arts Program seek an accomplished Electronic Arts/Sound artist with an established record of achievement in electronic media and sound, who possesses a broad understanding of contemporary art practices and computer technologies. Candidates should be fluent in the history and criticism of electronic media and sound art, as well as contemporary media theory. They should be prepared to contribute to the developing Intermedia Arts Program curricula, and to teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students working across and between disciplines, including experimental music, dance, visual art, installation, performance, creative-writing, and video. Courses will include a Sound Art studio class, and beginning and advanced Electronic Arts courses that address digital and electronic art production, including digital and analog electronics, internet and web art, and interactivity as art practices. At least three years of college teaching experience is preferred, and an MFA or equivalent experience is required.

Application: An application should include a cover letter discussing teaching experience and areas of expertise, a CV, a statement of your approach to teaching, an artist’s statement, a representative selection of art work (such as audio CDs, videos in DVD format, URLs for web based work, or Macintosh-compatible CD-ROMs), SASE, and contact information for three academic/professional references. Please send applications to:

Chris Brown, Chair, Electronic Arts/Sound Search Committee, Music Department, Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94613-1301

Reviews of submitted applications will begin on November 1, 2007.
Inquiries: 510.430.2330; cbmus AT

Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills is a selective liberal arts college for women, with coeducational graduate programs. Persons of color and those committed to working in a socially diverse environment are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE

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From: victoria.millward AT <victoria.millward AT>
Date: Oct 8, 2007
Subject: Bernie Grant Arts Centre: temporary residence

Temporary residence is Bernie Grant Arts Centre's artist in residence programme for emerging* creative practitioners. We're working with State of Emergency to provide three choreographers and three digital media artists (visual/music/multi-media) from diverse cultural backgrounds with the opportunity to develop and showcase new collaborative work.

Following the submission of your individual idea, you'll attend a networking event where you'll meet and match with a new collaborator and develop joint ideas that will be presented at an informal "Pitch Party". Chosen artists will receive a bursary of £1,000 each and valuable in-depth guidance from a team of artistic advisors and arts managers alongside the Head of Creative Development at Bernie Grant Arts Centre and the Director of State of Emergency. You'll be supported by our in-house technical and marketing teams and utilise our rehearsal and digital media studios to realise your vision.

Your new work will be presented during inter[disciplinary]mission at Bernie Grant Arts Centre, London, UK in March 2008 and at the Big Mission at the Wythern Theatre, Swindon, UK in May 2008. We are looking for innovative and conceptual ideas; live performance, installation, a web project or any combination of presentation styles.

*Emerging artists in this context means early and mid career artists (mid career artists would need to demonstrate that this is a new way of working that will extend the artistic potential of their practice).

Deadline for submission is Friday 19 October
For full application guidelines contact:
admin AT +44 (0) 208 365 5450

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From: michelle AT <michelle AT>
Date: Oct 8, 2007
Subject: Tenure Track Faculty Position in Interdisciplinary Media Arts

The Interdisciplinary Arts Department of <B>Columbia College Chicago</b> invites applications for a full-time, tenure track, graduate faculty appointment in Digital Media Arts. Interdisciplinary Arts is a graduate only department that offers three degrees: an MA in Interdisciplinary Arts, an MFA in Book and Paper Arts, and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts and Media.

The Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts and Media is a cutting edge graduate program that provides a balance of studio practice with critical and theoretical dialogue. Throughout the experience, students are encouraged to explore new lines of investigation in their field, and to assess their work in a contemporary context, while maintaining a commitment to art making. The MFA in Arts and Media is structured around four areas of media art: narrative, interactive, sculptural, and performative.

Qualifications include an MFA in digital media or a related area. Knowledge and facility across a range of media with a strong interest in one or more of the following areas is preferred: physical computing, interactive media, installation, or performance. A strong exhibition record with national exposure, experience with curriculum development, a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, experience teaching graduate students, and a track record of thinking and working broadly within the media arts is required.

If you're interested, please send a cover letter, CV, artist's statement, samples of personal artwork, list of courses taught, and the names of three references to:

<center><B>Michelle Citron, Chair, Interdisciplinary Arts Department
Columbia College Chicago
624 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
Questions should be directed to: Michelle Citron <a href=mailto:mcitron AT>mcitron AT</a>
Application deadline is January 15, 2008.</center></b>

Columbia College Chicago encourages female, GLBT, disabled, international and minority classified individuals to apply for all positions. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. No phone calls, please.

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Organizational memberships with Rhizome

Sign your library, university or organization up for a Rhizome organizational membership! Give your community access to the largest online archives of digital art and new media art-related writing, the opportunity to organize member-curated exhibitions, participate in critical discussion, community boards, and learn about residency, educational and professional possibilities. Rhizome also offers subsidized memberships for qualifying institutions with limited access to the Internet. Please visit for more information or contact sales AT

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From: johnrodat AT <johnrodat AT>
Date: Oct 10, 2007
Subject: Open Call: EMPAC DANCE MOViES Commission

EMPAC - The Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY- announces the 2008 guidelines for the DANCE MOViES Commission. This is an open call for artists, choreographers, dancers, filmmakers based in the Americas working in the genre of dance for the screen.

The EMPAC DANCE MOViES Commission will support the creation of experimental works for the screen which may vary widely in content and form, yet are united by the fact that the image on the screen was crafted by, or in collaboration with, a choreographer or movement-based artist. Up to 3 commissions will be awarded in the range of $7,000 - $50,000.

This year, with the opening of the EMPAC building in the fall of 2008, artists may apply to create their DANCE MOViES works in conjunction with the Artist-in-Residence program. Works commissioned may take advantage of EMPAC’s spaces and technology, using infrastructure such as computer-controlled rigging or large-scale immersive studio environments.

Backed by the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts, the DANCE MOViES Commission supports works for the screen including film, video, installation and other audio-visual formats. The works may be narrative in nature or abstract; they may range in length (up to 20 minutes).

In 2007, its inaugural year, EMPAC’s DANCE MOViES Commission received more than 150 applications from dance-filmmakers in North and South America. As the first major US-based commissioning program available to dance-film artists in the Americas, the DANCE MOViES Commission represents an important opportunity for those working at the intersection of the moving body and the moving image.

The four commissioned projects in 2007 included a poetic film based on the autobiographical account of an U.S.-based African choreographer returning to dance in Zimbabwe; a work featuring American veterans of war; an Argentinean video interlacing pure movement, form and architecture; and a piece in which a contemporary Russian dancer is viewed in the aesthetic context of a post-Soviet surveillance society. They will premier at the opening of EMPAC in October 2008.

The Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), founded by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is dedicated to work which explores the integration of technology, media and the performing arts. Through the DANCE MOViES Commission, EMPAC aims to support and encourage the development of the genre of dance film and video in the Americas.

More information, guidelines and application instructions accessible at

The application deadline is February 15, 2008

Contact: Hélène Lesterlin, EMPAC Dance Curator at 518.276.3918 or dancemovies AT

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From: Marisa Olson <marisa AT> Mailed-By:
Date: Oct 10, 2007
Subject: University of Iowa School of Art & Art History Intermedia Area Faculty Search

Position Announcement:



The University of Iowa, School of Art and Art History, seeks an Assistant Professor of Intermedia. Tenure track position starts August 2008. Basic qualifications: Highly accomplished in digital new media and one or more additional time-based media. The successful candidate will be conversant in contemporary art theory and have interdisciplinary engagement with the performing arts, the humanities, or the sciences. Requires MFA or equivalent, record of strong teaching and a significant record of creative research. Teach undergraduates and graduates in B.A., B.F.A., M.A. and M.F.A. programs.

Applicants should send a letter of application, statements describing their creative practice and teaching philosophy, a complete CV, documentation of personal work (CD/DVD/URL), examples of students' work, the names, addresses and e-mail addresses of three references, and a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of your CD or DVD. Consideration of applications will begin on November 15, 2007 and will continue until the position is filled. Semi-finalists may be interviewed at the CAA Conference in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas from February 20-23, 2008.

Send applications to:
Intermedia Search Committee
The University of Iowa
School of Art and Art History
120 N. Riverside Dr, 150 ABW
Iowa City, IA 52242

The School and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to gender and ethnic diversity; the strategic plans of the University, College and School reflect this commitment. Women and members of underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Iowa is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Rhizome Commissions Program

Rhizome 2008 Commissions Announced!
This year, eleven emerging artists/ collectives were awarded commissions in support of new works of Internet-based art. The projects include distributed sound experiments, visually compelling interactive images that blend the sublime and the ridiculous, and pioneering applications that encourage the flowering of creativity across commercial areas of the web. Follow the link below for descriptions of and links to the eleven winning proposals, which also includes our first-ever Community Award, a project designed to enhance participation and communication on Rhizome.

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: ana otero <4anaotero AT >
Date: Oct 3, 2007
Subject: Google Art, or How to Hack Google

Hello everyone,

I'm pleased to announce the opening of "Google Art, or How to Hack Google", an online exhibition I organized for Rhizome, during my time there.

Almost coinciding with the ninth anniversary of Google search engine (last Thursday, September 27), the show "Google Art, or How to Hack Google" aims to illuminate and critique the influence of this expanding online institution. Artworks include ad hacks that attempt to foil Google's seemingly unstoppable business machinery, playful re-interpretations of search results and alterations of its geographical worldview. Together, they elevate and critique Google's logic, while recognizing its own deepening relationship with our culture, behavior and lives.

"Google Art, or How to Hack Google" is an online show organized by Rhizome and curated by Ana Otero.

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From: mriver AT <mriver AT>
Date: Oct 4, 2007
Subject: OTO - Oct 12 (8pm to 11pm)

Over The Opening

60 North 6th Street, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
L train to Bedford Avenue
3 Blocks west on North 6th - just shy of Kent

On the second Friday of each month, from 8PM to 11PM, the artist collective MTAA convert their N6th St. Brooklyn studio into a venue for the presentation of time-based art.

The OTO project begins on October 12 with “Again Transporter,” new works by Michael Sarff.

Sarff’s “Again Transporter” features three video loops, each generated by machine transportation. Parade floats, cars, roller coasters, and auto washes send us forever forward, then back in time. Vehicles dance with us in vacant yet compelling style. Seduction, within these automated ballets, is heightened by Sarff´s choices in editing, cropping and pairing of images.

Along with the videos, Sarff recreates “Some Group Assemble Required (SGAR),” a participatory sculpture first shown at the Good Bad Art Collective, Brooklyn in 2001 and again at the Cranbrook Art Museum in 2002. The work involves plastic models (originally multiple Dodge Chargers but now, possibly, B52 Bombers or Space Shuttles), hot glue, grey paint, a plywood table, beer and your company.

Michael Sarff, under the pseudonym Mark River, is half of the ongoing artist collaboration MTAA.

Upcoming shows at Over The Opening

November 09 - Marisa Olson
December 14 - Mikey Koller
February 08 - RSG

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From: Pau Waelder <pau AT>
Date: Oct 8, 2007
Subject: Metalandscapes at the Pilar i Joan Miró Foundation

Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca (Spain)
October 5th, 2007 – January 6th, 2008
Participating artists: Mauro Ceolin, Adam Chapman, Joan Fontcuberta, Thorsten Knaub, Scott Snibbe and Carlo Zanni.
Curator: Pau Waelder

The landscape is not just the natural environment or its representation. It is in itself a cultural construct, subject to the codes and beliefs of those who have configured it, be it physically (determining its shape by the arrangement of gardens, plantations, roads, bridges and constructions) or as an image (choosing the point of view and the elements that will be included). The representation of landscape, in painting, photography or other media, is thus not just the plain reproduction of the environment. It becomes a selected vision, a whole Weltanschauung summarized in one image.

Landscape painting brought the concept of mimesis to its extreme by pretending to be a real window at which the viewer can stare. But also, as an abstraction of reality, it incorporates several codes of the cultural environment in which it has been created: landscape can also mean social status, ownership or identity of a particular territory. It is also the result of the encounter of culture and natural environment, and thus depending on how the relation between these two elements evolves, the representation of landscape will change. Mankind has been afraid of nature, has then tried to understand it, label it, domesticate it, later on despise it and finally, on the fringe of extinction, recuperate it with a rather unrealistic nostalgia. All of these transformations are reflected in the representations of landscape that have been made during the last centuries.

Today, globalization offers us a repeated landscape all over the world: the horizon of a vast city or a never ending freeway flanked by signs displaying always the same advertisements. Landscape thus acquires a new signification. The so-called “urban landscape” finds its own sense and form; the natural landscape turns into either a fiction or a denunciation; the virtual landscape, finally, appears in the screen of the computer to offer us a new space at which we will stare. In any of its forms, the landscape is necessary to us because it represents our environment, and as it is embedded with our own cultural codes, it gives us an image of our place in the world.

metalandscapes proposes a revision of the concept of landscape from the perspective of digital art. Digital art incorporates the codes and themes of our contemporary society, which is dominated by technological processes and scientific research, and thus can bring a suggestive approach to the model of world view that is the representation of landscape. Due to the processes they generate and the forms they create, the artworks presented in this exhibition are, more than landscapes, metalandscapes. By using the greek prefix that means “beyond”, I designate these pieces as “landscapes after landscape”, which create an abstraction that is both a landscape and an analysis (or critique) of landscape.

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From: CONT3XT.NET <cont3xt AT>
Date: Oct 8, 2007
Subject: circualting contexts--CURATING MEDIA/NET/ART | CONT3XT.NET.NEWS #18.07

circulating contexts--CURATING MEDIA/NET/ART
Catalogue Presentation and Discussion

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15 October 2007, 7 p.m.
Depot , Breite Gasse 3, 1070 Vienna


On Contemporary Art Galleries and Internet Art
Luis Silva, curator, theorist and freelance author

The Politics of Curating
Joasia Krysa, curator, lecturer in "Art&Technology" at the University of Plymouth

Kurator Software, Version Beta 1.0
Duncan Shingleton, digital artist, programmer

Curating Media/Net/Art
CONT3XT.NET, Vienna-based platform for (New) Media Art

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On October 15th 2007, CONT3XT.NET presents the catalogue "CURATING MEDIA/NET/ART" and discusses contemporary concepts of curating and displaying (New) Media Art.

Curating Internet-based Art in a media of its own developed into a multifaceted communication process on content among users of all backgrounds and provenances. Net curators are deemed "cultural context providers", "meta artists", "power users", "filter feeders" or simply "proactive consumers". "Curating (on) the web", as termed it in 1998 already, not only creates a public space for Net Art protagonists, but also enables them to participate in creating their own public space, which often takes on the form of discursive models. Handling technological developments and knowledge about existing channels of communication are integral parts of net curating, as are providing resources, initiating collaborations and remaining in contact with international networks.

Expanding the curators' field of action--allowing them to incorporate more than the supervision, contextualisation and exhibition of artwork in museums, galleries or off spaces--is closely linked to the media-specific characteristics of art produced on the Internet. Internet Art does not necessarily have to be presented in a customary exhibition space, because as long as there is a computer with Internet access, it can be accessed anywhere any time. In many cases, Net Art emerges through the participation of an audience with diverse approaches to the Internet, which comments on, transforms and disseminates the artworks in many different ways. In addition, the somewhat rather communicative mechanisms on which this art is based are simultaneously its subject, thus allowing it to function as a reciprocal "feedback loop" between the original author and the user.

In the 20th century, the numerous postulations on the end of authorship and the end of concept of the "work of art" as a definable entity with a definable set of limits (Werkbegriff) gave way to a discourse--which, in turn, is constituted through its own development and reception processes--as they also accompany the advancement and visualisation of these very processes. In this vein, curators are those "who set up contexts for artists who provide contexts".

In contrast to the late 1990s when Net-based Art was celebrated as avant-garde spectacles, today Technology-based Art views for the attention of a broader public interested in art. Higher demands are made on curators to include these art forms in conventional exhibitions, which simultaneously poses several problems: "curating immateriality", a term postulated a few years ago, is faced with immense technological challenges and at present theoretical groundwork is being laid for providing ways of addressing Technology-based Art that extend beyond viewing them as "Techno Art" and the tacit implication that "The Medium is the Message".


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This is a newsletter by CONT3XT.NET (ZVR: 999765999, Vienna/Austria). If you do not want to receive information anymore please reply with "NO newsletter". CONT3XT.NET was founded in 2006 as a collaborative platform for the discussion and presentation of issues related to (New) Media Art by Sabine Hochrieser, Michael Kargl ( a.k.a. Carlos Katastrofsky) and Franz Thalmair.

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From: klaudio stefancic <kstefancic AT>
Date: Oct 9, 2007
Subject: conference_visual_construction_of_culture

Visual Construction of Culture
Zagreb, 26 – 27. October 2007.
The Croatian Writers' Society, the theory, culture and visual arts journal Tvrđa, and the Zagreb Centre for Visual Studies are organizing an international interdisciplinary symposium entitled Visual Construction of Culture, to be held at the Mimara Museum in Zagreb on 26 and 27 October 2007 (Friday and Saturday).

Visual, pictorial and cultural turn marks the liberation of the image from the dominant paradigms in language philosophy and from the prevalent iconology interpretations in art history. Today, the picture is understood as a medium of communication and as a contextual field of autoreferential denotation. It is no longer a "holy" picture or a picture of High Art, but a multiplied and networked world of visuality which demands its own new grammar, syntax, semiotics and hermeneutics.

Culture can no longer be explained by social identity theories. Visual culture is constructed autonomously and in the media age it is a prerequisite for the cognition of reality and its various interpretations. The Symposium will therefore focus especially on the need for a new approach to the concepts of picture, visuality and media in our time.

Symposium Programme

Friday, October 26, 2007

•• 10.00

•• 10.15
ŽARKO PAIĆ, Faculty of Textile Technology, Zagreb
Deconstruction of Image: From Mimesis and Representation to Communication

•• 11.00
NADEŽDA ČAČINOVIĆ, Faculty of Philosophy, Zagreb
The Visible and Cognition

•• 11.45
MILAN GALOVIĆ, Faculty of Textile Technology, Zagreb
Image in Technical Era

•• 12.30
KRUNO MARTINAC, University of Melbourne, Australia
Someone Looks at Something

•• 13.30 Lunch break

•• 15.00
ALEKSANDAR MIJATOVIĆ, Faculty of Philosophy, Zagreb
Profane Iconology

•• 15.45
The Visual Construction of Carnival Reality

•• 16.30
Holocaust and Media

•• 17.15
Closing of the first day's sessions

Saturday, October 27, 2007

•• 10.00
KEITH MOXEY, Barnard College, Columbia University, New York
Visual Studies and the Iconic Turn

•• 10.45
NIGEL WHITELEY, Lancaster University
Visual Disciplines in a Post-Disciplinary World

•• 11.30
SONJA BRISKI UZELAC, Academy of Applied Arts, Rijeka
Art in the Age of Cultural Reconfiguration: From Artifact Towards Visual Text

•• 12.15
MARCO SENALDI, State University of Milano-Bicocca
Contemporary Art and Television

•• 13.00 Lunch break

•• 14.30
KLAUDIO ŠTEFANČIĆ, Center for Visual Studies, Zagreb
User Interface as Space of Cultural Differentiation

•• 15.15
ANTONIO SANTANGELO, University of Turin
"Real Fiction": The New Frontiers of Constructing Reality in Television

•• 16.00
KREŠIMIR PURGAR, Center for Visual Studies, Zagreb
Visual Turn and Literary Text: Subversive Iconology in the Novel City
by Alessandro Baricco

•• 16.45
Closing of the Symposium

More info:

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