New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. | Turbulence is pleased to announce the
winners of Comp_05:
n°2 KEYBOARD by Marika Dermineur and Khalil Bennis, with others
by Mary Flanagan, with Junming Mei, Kay Chang, and Daniel C. Howe (U.S.A.)
Distributed Bodies of Musical-Visual Form by Troy Innocent and Ollie
Olson with the Shaolin Wooden Men and Harry Lee (Australia)
mimoSa: Urban Intervention and Information Correction Machine
by Alexandre Freire, Etienne Delacroix, Giuliano Djahdjah,
Luís "Asa" Fagundes: hacker, Murmur, Ricardo Ruiz, Romano, and
by Marek Walczak, with Martin Wattenberg, Vivan Selbo, Christiane Paul, Warren
Lehrer, Johanna Kindvall and Chuck Crow (U.S.A.)
of Commissioned Works
by Marika Dermineur and Khalil Bennis with others
This project will explore writing and language by reflecting anew on the
keyboard, the strange object which we have beneath our eyes without really seeing
it, and listening to its stories. The keyboard helps to capture, write, note,
structure, communicate, index, research, etc. Our fingers dance on its keys. Is
our relationship to others and ourselves modified by this specific technical context
of a linguistic medium?
by Mary Flanagan, with Junming Mei, Kay Chang, and Daniel C. Howe
and Howe will examine how the computer network as an artistic platform/medium
functions, and why information and artwork created with computerized systems often
feels cold, impersonal, or aloof to their audiences. Building on Flanagan's prior
work in alternative visualization systems and her interest in the technological
tools of the everyday, meme.garden will be an internet application that visualizes
patterns in prevalent streams of interest among participants in pop culture, and
allows users to interact with the data in real time, through time. In essence,
meme.garden will introduce the concepts of temporality, space, and empathy into
a computer-based search tool.
Distributed Bodies of Musical-Visual Form
by Troy Innocent and
Ollie Olson with the Shaolin Wooden Men and Harry Lee
network technologies suggest new ways of distributing and experiencing media content.
This opens up new spaces in which 'ëmicro-media' performers operating autonomously
across networks can exist and play. SWM05 establishes a network for media creatures
to inhabit and be either nurtured or forgotten by individual players.
the 90s the Shaolin Wooden Men (S.W.M.) were one of the first 'ëvirtual groups'
of musicians to be represented through computer constructed and mediated identities.
Reflecting current trends in pervasive gaming and locative media, this project
proposes a new distributed embodiment of the S.W.M. as musical-visual forms performed
on mobile phones and other wireless communication devices.
Urban Intervention and Information Correction Machine
Freire, Etienne Delacroix, Giuliano Djahdjah, Luís "Asa" Fagundes:
hacker, Murmur, Ricardo Ruiz, Romano, and Tatiana Wells
is a series of workshops that aim to design a machine capable of altering the
Brazilian mediascape. It is based on the concept that people start to think critically
about media when they begin producing and distributing their own media. At least
in Brazil, new systems of media production and distribution are crucial to achieving
a better distribution of power and representation.
During the workshops
a group of artists, programmers, and activists will create and operate this machine.
The machine will be able to: record public stories (audio and film) using mobile
phones and microphones and store them in a database, broadcast them in FM, and
record them to CD; print telephone numbers and instructions on the streets and
walls so that people passing by will be able to access the stories via their mobile
phones; and make a web portal with a map of the city from which people will be
able to access both audio and video interviews.
by Marek Walczak, with Martin Wattenberg, Vivan Selbo, Christiane Paul, Warren
Lehrer, Johanna Kindvall and Chuck Crow.
Gothamberg is a place to read,
interact and exchange stories of lives in apartment buildings. Together, these
tales of unwanted sounds and smells, lobbies and bathrooms, laundry room gossip
and unexpected favors form a single collective building. The stories describe
characters immersed in social dilemmas - guilt, responsibility, legalities and
banality. Voyeuristic or chance encounters are concocted from the daily habits
of the story makers. Their experiences form the elliptical threads of inhabitation,
a mnemonic quality expressing something of the shared nature of dwelling.
will exist in a multi-dimensional space. You will travel using various strategies
to different parts of the structure, the stories unfolding between public, private
and personal spaces. You'll be able to journey through the narratives floor by
floor, person by person or theme by theme. The building will be mutable and be
able to grow larger as more stories are added to it. Once the site has become
fully inhabited, the occupants will elect the Coop Board which will be responsible
for non-technical site maintenance.
your proposal URL to turbulence
with the following in the subject field: Comp_05 Proposal.
March 31st, 2005.
Notification: Winners will be contacted
after May 15, 2005.
Terms: Each winner will be asked to sign
an agreement with Turbulence governing the terms of the commission.
Frame: Works must be completed within 9 months.
Wayne Ashley, Arcangel Constantini, Sara Diamond, Melinda
Rackham and Helen Thorington.
Wayne Ashley is an independent new media
creator, curator, and consultant. Presently, he holds the position of Curator
of New Media & Public Programs at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)
where he commissions work and organizes public programming around art and technology
issues. He orchestrated LMCCs Future of War Conference in collaboration
with The New School, and is currently spearheading Downtown Digital Futures, a
multi-year program that brings together media events, conferences, performances,
a think tank and web portal, to critically explore and demonstrate the role of
information technology (IT) and interactive media in re-imagining the future of
Lower Manhattan. From 1999 to 2001, Ashley was the first Manager of New Media
at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), one of America's foremost presenters of contemporary
music, opera, theater, dance and film from around the world. Downtown
Digital Futures The
Future of War Under_score:
Net art, Sound, and Essays from
and After Geography LMCC
explores a wide range of media and alternative resources to fuse his ideas and
concepts, both in the context of concrete objects and digital processes which
include the exploration of sound and noise performance, as well as the art of
hacking. He is obsessed with all types of objects and their re-contextualization
in temporal spaces, and reconsiders their aesthetics and connections to questions
about our existence. Constantini has received numerous awards, including
first prize in the Festival vid@rte 1999, first prize with Atari-noise.com in
the Interference Festival (France, 2000), Honorary Mention of bacteria.org in
Cinetart (Dresden, Germany 2001), and Bronze prize to the project 123456789px
by Machita Museum of Graphic Arts (Tokyo, Japan 1999). He is a recipient of Jovenes
Creadores, FONCA, Rockefeller, and MacArthur fellowships. Constantini is a member
of the collectives hell.com, OFFline, igloo and KHORA. He is currently curator
of the Cyberlounge, a gallery dedicated to new media exhibitions, at Rufino Tamayo
Museum, Mexico City, Mexico. bakteria.org
cyberlounge museo tamayo no-such.com
Sara Diamond is an award winning television and new media producer/
director, video artist, curator, critic, researcher, teacher and artistic director.
Born in New York City, Sara has resided in Western Canada and has represented
Canada at home and internationally for many years. Her video installation and
video works reside in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Vancouver
Art Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and many international
galleries, universities, and colleges. She was honoured by a retrospective at
the National Gallery of Canada in 1991. She is a theorist and public speaker and
has recently published essays on new media curatorial practice, science and art
aesthetics, collaboration and new media, collective authorship, and reviews of
new media exhibitions with Routledge, MIT Press, and other presses, as well as
Flash Art. She initiated HorizonZero and is its editor-in-chief. She is a member
of the editorial board of Leonardo and Convergence, peer review publications in
new media. Diamond is currently the director of research and artistic director,
Banff New Media Institute, at The Banff Centre. In 2002, she won the Canadian
new media educator of the year award (Canadian New Media Awards) and women of
vision award (Women in Film and Television and Wired Women). horizonzero
New Media Institute CodeZebra
Melinda Rackham is a Sydney based artist, curator, and writer.
Over the last decade she has investigated the technological and psychological
aspects of online identity, locality, sexuality and community, as well as trans-species
relations in multi-user environments. Her web works have been shown in Beyond
Interface, Arco Electronico, Transmediale, Cybercultures, File, Art Entertainment
Network, The Montreal Biennale, European Media Art Festival, Hybrid Life Forms,
Perspecta, Biennial of Buenos Aires, lab3D and ISEA. Prizes include the SoundSpaceVirtual
Worlds Award at Stuttgart Filmwinter, and the Faulding Award for Multimedia at
Adelaide Festival. Rackham is widely published both online and in print. She recently
curated 2004/networked at the Australian Center for the Moving Image (ACMI), and
is producer of -empyre- online forum. subtle.net
Helen Thorington is a writer, sound composer, and media artist.
Her documentary, dramatic, and sound art compositions have been aired nationally
and internationally for the past twenty-two years. She has created compositions
for film and installation that premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, the Whitney
Biennial, and the Whitney Museum's annual Performance series. Thorington recently
performed her own compositions with the Bill. T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
at The Kitchen, New York City. Her 9_11_Scapes won two international radio awards
in 2003. Thorington is both founder and co-director of New Radio and Performing
Arts, Inc (1981-present), New American Radio and Turbulence. new-radio.org/helen