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September 25, 2006

Paradiso presents

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Ooglive: Artists Live Commentary on the News

"You're going to be told a lot of things. You get told things every day that don't happen. It doesn't seem to bother people. It's printed in the press. The world thinks all these things happen. They never happened. Everyone's so eager to get the story, before in fact the story's there. The world is constantly being fed things that haven't happened. All I can tell you is, It hasn't happened. But it's going to happen." Donald Rumsfeld—Feb. 28, 2003, Department of Defense briefing.

Paradiso presents "Ooglive" Artists Live Commentary on the News. At Picnic at night Friday 29 September, 2006 :: Westergasfabriek Amsterdam Starts 20:30 uur :: Door open 20.00 uur :: Price Picnic at night: € 17,50.

Ooglive is a live evening program in the Westergasfabriek in which audiovisual and performing artists comment on news in a direct and visual way. Ooglive is an evening divided in two parts about news, arts and media. In Ooglive the audience will experience the scale, urgency and diversity of the news, placing the audience in the middle of the news experience.

In Ooglive more then 35 well known artists from Holland and abroad will be presenting works most of which will be unique pieces made for this Ooglive, which can only be seen at this event. The first part of the program, 'The Interface', takes place on and around an interface, projected on a cinematic scale and inspired by the organized hysteria of 24 hour TV news channels where all media streams converge onto a single screen. The multiple possibilities of multi-media and live performance will be combined: from SMS to print media, from pre-recorded presentations to live feeds, from visual to performing artists. The interface will be developed by Joes Koppers , whose work has recently been exhibited at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

For the second part of the program, called 'The Newslounge' the audience will be invited to come to 'Zuiveringshal Oost,' In a bazaar like environment, Ooglive will present installations, performances and VJ's. Here Ooglive will join other acts which are part of the Picnic at Night event. Amongst others: Riciotti Ensemble and Pipslab. Along with enjoying the performances and installations, the audience can have a drink in the many lounge area's and dance to the beat of DJ Phill Horneman.

Ooglive, the Interface, presents audio-visual contributions by: Annie Abrahams, Jonathan Barnbrook, Persijn Broersen en Margit Lucács, Cut 'n Paste, Eddie D., Robert Hamelijnck and Nienke Terpsma (Fucking Good Art), Jonathan Harris, Han Hoogerbrugge, Jimpunk, Max Kisman, Jeroen Kooijmans, Yvonne Kroese, Nils Mühlenbruch, Jochem Niemandsverdriet, Richard Rogers, Robin Sloan, Doron Solomons, Theatre of War, Vandejong, Jody Zellen and Sylvie Zijlmans.

and live performance by: Sonja Dover, Yvonne Kroese, Jochem Niemandsverdriet, PJ Roggeband, Richard Rogers, Frank Starik, Theatre of War, Dick Tuinder and Peter de Wit. host: Bart Oomen

live music by: Han Buhrs and the POW ensemble
interface design: Joes Koppers en Bente van Bourgondiën

Ooglive, the Newslounge, presents installations by: Bass Beek, Cut'n Paste, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht school of Visual Communications, Kesselskramer and Mauzz. Performance and installations by: The Geuzen, Kwasten met die Gasten en Lancel en Maat. VJ-ing by: SF&L and VJ-Moto. artistic director: Nanette Hoogslag production: Maarten Duinker, Paradiso

For more information about Ooglive and the participating artists, please check the website www.ooglive.com

Posted by jo at September 25, 2006 12:24 PM

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