Sunday, September 30, 2007

PixelVÄRK 05.-07.10 Stockholm

PixelVÄRK is a festival for electronic art and subcultures and a Swedish version of pixelACHE. The first pixelACHE festival was organised in Helsinki in 2002. Since then it has become annual event at Kiasma and additional festivals has been arranged in New York, Bratislava, Montreal, Paris and Colombia. PixelACHE presents projects experimenting with media and technology from a broad range of discipline: artists, engineers, designers, researchers and architects. There is a focus on grass-root networks and communities such as VJ Communities, media activists, open source communities and demo scene.
The theme for the 2007 pixelVÄRk is aesthetics, tools and methods in VJ-ing and other underground media. The festival marks the end of the Game Art focus Mejan Labs has had during the early autumn of 2007, where art related to computer games have been discussed.

The festival starts with a seminar with a certain focus on the festival topics and continues with three club nights celebrating the live video and the pixel.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Goodbye Privacy Ars Electronica, Linz

A new culture of everyday life is now upon us, bracketed by the angst-inducing scenarios of seamless surveillance and the zest we bring to staging our public personas via digital media. One in which everything seems to be public and nothing’s private anymore. Panopticon or consummate individual freedom of expression? At symposia, exhibitions, performances and interventions, the 2007 Ars Electronica Festival will delve into what the public and private spheres have come to mean and the interrelationship that now exists between them.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Inter-Faces, Soros Center for Contemporary Art, Almaty, Kazakhstan

‘Inter-Faces’ is the first exhibition of international
Contemporary video art to take place in Kazakhstan.
Artists:Jeremy Deller, Jeroen Offerman, David Blandy, Philip
Donstov, Matt Calderwood, Jorge Sosa, Connor Kelly, Simon
Faithful, Artists Anonymous, Nada Prija, John Hughes, Mai
Hofstad Gunnes, Josh Tonsfeldt, Donna Conlon, Suky Best,
‘Inter-Faces’ showcases the work of cutting-edge artists.
Chosen for their dynamism and exploration of common social
themes, the sensitivities and perceptions of each work
contribute to a larger conversation. Through a discourse that
confronts the falsehoods, definitions, presuppositions, and
boundaries of various cultures, the universality of the human experience explored.