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The Best of FLASH on the Net [de Cologne]

flash.jpgFinal call for 2010 – 10th anniversary of [New Media Art Project Network]:: Cologne, Germany :: Deadline: September 30, 2009.

Cinematheque – streaming media project environments Flash & Thunder — Flash as a medium and tool for artistic creations.

Since the Internet became popular in the late 90’ies of 20th century, the software program “FLASH”, once developed and prepared for the commercial market by Macromedia, and now owned by Adobe, represents a vector based developing environment which enables the creator to combine different media and develop vector based animations especially for the Internet. .swf data file extension became a standard for animations online and offline, and Flash video and its .flv file format stands for “videostreaming” on the net. Continue reading


Sep 15, 2009
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Live Stage: Crossing the Line 2009: Metamkine [us NYC, NY]

metamkine.jpgThe French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in partnership with Anthology Film Archives presents :: Crossing the Line 2009: Metamkine in a “film live” performance piece :: Friday, September 18, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. :: FIAF, Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street (between Park and Madison Avenues), NY, NY :: $15, FIAF Members; $20 Non-Members :: Tickets: fiaf.org | 212 307 4100 (Ticketmaster)Information: fiaf.org | 212 355 6160

Their performances have a visceral impact that does not bypass the brain.” – Cellist and composer Tom Cora

The genre-morphing, musico-cinematic ensemble Metamkine arrives from France fully amped for their latest “film live” performance piece. Presented by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in partnership with Anthology Film Archives, the event is part of FIAFís Crossing the Line 2009 festival, celebrating French and American artists working to transform cultural practices on both sides of the Atlantic. Continue reading


Sep 14, 2009
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Plateaux Festival 2009 [pl Toruń + Bydgoszcz]

Plateaux Festival :: November 19 – 22, 2009 :: Poland.

A 4-day festival presenting the world’s leading groundbreaking multimedia artists, praised and prize-winning audiovisual and VJ art, experimental films, and live electronic and electroacoustic music. A fully interactive event, Plateaux will be spread across Poland’s two adjacent and culturally rich cities of Toruń and Bydgoszcz, combining a number of different venues to create the widest possible range of multimedia and audiovisual performances.

Plateaux is committed to providing an extra depth of experience beyond simple spectatorship. For this reason, artists performing during the festival will also act as guide and teachers in workshops, lectures and discussions, addressing the theoretical, practical and technical aspects of audiovisual domain. Continue reading


Sep 2, 2009
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Live Stage: Celebrating Cage and Cunningham [us NYC]

cage_cunningham.jpgCelebrate John Cage and Merce Cunningham — A John Cage Birthday Event :: September 5, 2009; 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. :: St Mark’s Church, Parish Hall, 10 Street and 2nd Avenue, New York City :: admission is free; arrive early to get a seat (no reservations).

Kevin Hufnagel will be playing ambient prepared guitar music and Nurit Tilles will perform 4’33,” after which the feature video (95 minutes long) Cage/Cunningham will be shown and Elliot Caplan, filmmaker, will be on hand to discuss it afterwards.

Cage was born on Sept. 5, 1912, and died on Aug. 12, 1992. Hufnagel was the first of 22 artists performing in the 16th annual celebration at St. Mark’s Church Parish Hall, in New York City.

For more information, contact: gwendeely [at] aol.com Continue reading


Aug 26, 2009
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Live Stage: Images of Ebb [uk London]

soundofebb1.jpgThe End of Something — A collection of reflections on the Global Crisis :: July 31 – August 30, 2009 :: Volume, 114-116 Amersham Vale, Deptford Police Station, New Cross, London :: Images of Ebb Workshop :: August 1; 1:00 – 5:00 pm :: Deskspace medialab. To reserve a place, please RSVP with phone number to: a.hadzi(a)gold.ac.uk (limited space!).

Images of Ebb (with Adnan Hadzi (Deptford TV) + Rob Canning (GOTO10)) will introduce participants to Sousveillance and CCTV filmmaking where material and images from the Deptford.TV archive will be edited to submissions from Sounds of Ebb. Continue reading


Jul 26, 2009
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Live Stage: RiP: A Remix Manifesto [us NYC]

n91248042301_7036.jpgRiP: A Remix Manifesto (Filmmakers in attendance for Q&A) :: June 19-30, 2009; 10:00 pm :: 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson Street, New York, NY (Tickets).

In RiP: A Remix Manifesto, Web activist and filmmaker Brett Gaylor explores issues of copyright in the information age, mashing up the media landscape of the 20th century and shattering the wall between users and producers. The film’s central protagonist is Girl Talk, a mash-up musician topping the charts with his sample-based songs. Continue reading


Jun 11, 2009
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Live Stage: Sound Out of Paper [de Berlin]

fishinger1_1_300.jpg[Image: Oscar Fischinger holds “fake” rolls made by his Studio for publicity purposes] Sound Out of Paper with Andrei Smirnov :: May 21, 2009; 9:00 pm :: NK, Elsenstr. 52 2HH, 2Etage Berlin.

Russian proto-electronic music from 1930s and beyond, a presentation and film viewing session of synthesized sound from light called Graphical (Drawn) Sound technique produced in the 1930s and recently discovered at the Russian State Film Archive. The technology of synthesizing sound from light called Graphical (Drawn) Sound technique which was invented in Soviet Russia in 1929 as a consequence of the newly invented sound-on-film technology. At exactly the same time similar efforts were being undertaken in Germany by Rudolf Pfenninger in Munich and, somewhat later, by Oscar Fischinger in Berlin. Continue reading


May 20, 2009
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No Cultural Pipeline Dialogue [online]

serhat.jpgSerhat Köksal (aka 2/5BZ) No Cultural Pipeline Dialogue :: until May 24, 2009 :: Online Museum for Soundart

In NO Cultural Pipeline Dialogue, Serhat Koksal investigates the effects on people’s economic or political situations and individual states of mind in a critical and humorous way. His sound and visual works and projects employ collage and cut-up techniques, found film, news material, outdoor shots and processed samples, electronics. 2/5 BZ marks up
gentrification and gentrifisual struggle that is triggered in the course of the globalization by audiovisual input and says NO to a dialogue fetishism. Continue reading


May 20, 2009
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Live Stage: e-MobLArt [gr Thessaloníki]

n81846179124_897.jpgThe Institute of Unnecessary Research presents e-MobLArt — Exhibition of the European Mobile Lab for Interactive Media Artists following a one year collaboration :: May 20 – June 10, 2009 :: Opening: May 20; 8:00 pm :: Center for Contemporary Art – Warehouse B1, Thessaloníki, Greece.

The exhibition includes two projects involving Anna Dumitriu: KryoLab is an installation that brings together bioart, ice sculpture and sound, in an investigation of delicate relationships in the Arctic ecosystem. This work is about our journey, the experience of participating in the E-MobiLArt project, working with artists from other backgrounds and travelling to new locations. Initial discussions about the nature of arctic, the sound of cracking ice, the disintegration of ice with sound, and the bacterial flora of the Arctic, discussed under the hot Athens sun at the first workshop gained momentum during long nights of conversation illuminated by the cool midnight sun at the edge of the Arctic Circle. Continue reading


May 13, 2009
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Live Stage: SonicRecycler5 [uk London]

aleks_kolkowski4.jpgSonicRecycler5: James Blackshaw, Bills Wells, Annie Whitehead, Steve Beresford :: May 9, 2009; 4:00 – 11:30 pm :: Watermans Art Centre, 40 High Street, Brentford, London.

A unique evening of provocative, entertaining and experimental music, presented by Sprawl, Brentford Recycling Action Group and Watermans. SonicRecycler5, the fifth in an annual series, is an event showcasing the many different strands of eclectic ideas in music, and promoting recycling concepts. With performers, DJ’s, films, stalls and interactive presentations, it’s a packed evening of radical sounds in a lovely Thameside venue, overlooking Kew Gardens. Think: Reduce, Re-use, Recycle. Continue reading


Apr 28, 2009
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