Summer Update – Nancy

Nancy Mauro-Flude will be showing her work and giving workshops at various places over the summer:

Paraphernalia will be shown at: GENRATECH 19-20 July at Hangar in Barcelona, FILE Hipersônica on 5th August and at The House of Natural Fiber, Indonesia. International Yogyakarta New Media Art Festival, 11-20 August.

Nancy will also be giving a 3 day workshop on ‘Bricolage: local and emergent technologies, custom built interfaces in Performance at Critical Path, Sydney, 20 – 22 August.

Vince Dziekan – Researcher in Residence Open Studio

Vince Dziekan Exhibition ResearchVince Dziekan – Researcher in Residence Open Studio
Wednesday 23rd April 2-5pm
Slade Research Centre Woburn Square, Ground Floor

Vince Dziekan is holding an Open Studio on the afternoon of 23rd April to mark the end of his research residency at the Slade. He has been working on a research project focussing on curatorial design and the implications of the digital on how exhibitions are mediated.
He will welcome visitors for informal discussion throughout the afternoon.

Vince is Senior Lecturer in Digital Imaging and Deputy Head Multimedia & Digital Arts at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia), where he is an artist/curator/writer whose practice encompasses photography, new media and curatorial projects including the recent REMOTE exhibition

SUBOTRON electric meeting : 8bit sound

Friday 11.04.08, 19:00 – 22:00 Museumsquartier / quartier21 / electric avenue / Raum D, 1070 Wien

screening 19:30h & 21:00h : 8-Bit-Generation (Documentary film von Lionel Brouet, Frankreich 2007, 26 min.)With Role Model (Sweden), Malcolm McLaren (UK), Bodenstandig 2000 (Germany), Relax Beat (France), LoBat (Belgium), The Wild Strawberries (China), Sidabitball (France), GOTO80 (Sweden), 8-Bit (USA), Computer Truck (France), Gwem (UK) u.a.

lectures 20h :
Wolfgang Kopper (Mitinitiator und Altpräsident des weltweit grössten Game Boy Music Clubs der Welt)
Game Boy Music : popkulturelle Relevanz selbst gebastelter 8-bit Musik und die Frage warum diese nicht relevant sein darf und ob diese Musik nun tot ist oder nicht und wie ein Game Boy Spiel ohne high score funktionieren kann und und und. Das alles kompakt und launig in 15 Minuten.
Markus Schrodt (Mitglied der Wiener Musikformation dot.matrix) Übersicht über die technischen Hintergründe der Micromusic und Einblick in die derzeit verwendete Software.

live sounds :


Vince Dziekan, SCEMFA researcher-in-residence

Vince Dziekan Exhibition ResearchSCEMFA is delighted to welcome Vince Dziekan as researcher in residence until early May 2008. Vince is Senior Lecturer in Digital Imaging and Deputy Head Multimedia & Digital Arts at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia), where he is an artist/curator/writer whose practice encompasses photography, new media and curatorial projects including the recent REMOTE exhibition

He is currently working on a research project that focuses on curatorial design and the implications of the digital on how exhibitions are mediated. This investigation broaches the broader issue of the relationship of art to its institutionalized spaces and forms part of his PhD research project “Without Walls: Virtuality and the Art of Exhibition”.

The Nature of Systems

Technological systems create, fragment and transform landscapes: a long
video monitor stream, digitally mutated coastlines and strange urban
microclimates introduce fascinating artificial worlds, blurring the
boundaries between natural and constructed landscapes. Starting with
documentation of Chris Meigh-Andrews’ video installation Stream Line and
passing through a variety of spellbinding single-screen film and video
environments, the programme finishes with a presentation of Susan
Collins’ internet transmitted, real-time reconstruction of Loch
Faskally in Perthshire, Glenlandia.

Saturday 10 November 2007, at 8:40pm in NFT2
BFI Southbank

This is part of a series of Systems of Nature
screenings and conversation events
7-10 November 2007 at BFI Southbank
which accompany Chris Welsby’s Systems of Nature exhibition at the Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (6 Nov – 13 Dec).
The series has been curated by Steven Ball, Mark Webber and Maxa Zoller for the British Artists’ Film and Video Study Collection at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

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Video Vortex at Montevideo, Amsterdam

Susan Collins will be exhibiting The Spectrascope as part of Video Vortex at Montevideo/The Netherlands Media Art Institute in Amsterdam from 20th October until 2nd December 2007.
The exhibition also features Collins’s Fenlandia in the form of a large format digital archive print and a 6 hour screening of the 4000 images which comprise the Fenlandia archive.

The exhibition Video Vortex is The Netherlands Media Art Institute’s response to the Web2.0 phenomenon. Artists featured include: Beatrice Valentine Amrhein; Giselle Beiguelman; Susan Collins; Jonathan Harris & Sepandar Kamvar; Graham Harwood, Mediashed / Mongrel; MW2MW (Marek Walczak & Martin Wattenberg) and Sonic()ject. Video Vortex is curated by Annet Dekker.

The TurntablistPC spins again!

Surfing gains a whole new dimension with TurntablistPC by Danish
artist Mogens Jacobsen. Featured in the WEBSCAPE exhibition at The
Art Museum of West Sealand in Denmark, TurntablistPC reacts to online
traffic by playing a record in the exhibition space every time a
participating website is visited.

Take part in this “global DJ” project and make a record spin miles
away every time someone visits your website!

Please join: All you have to do to participate is place a small piece
of html code on your website. The code does not interfere in any way
with the experience of your website. However, it WILL make the record
spin physically miles away at the museum. Please find the code and
further details below.

TurntablistPC is on show from September 21 until November 25 2007. We
need your participation already!

We are looking for people maintaining websites anywhere in the world,
so please forward this message to other relevant parties.

Participants are kindly asked to send an email to WEBSCAPE curator
Andreas Broegger ( stating the address of the web
page to which you have uploaded the code.

The Art Museum of West Sealand will list your site among the
participating websites in the museum space and on the WEBSCAPE
exhibition website. (If you prefer not to be credited, please state
this in your email).

All we need from your website is a so-called “counter-hit”. This is
automatically generated when someone visits your website if you place
the following line of HTML-code on your site (preferably at the
bottom of your most visited page). This is the code:

<img src=””; width=”1″

Please note: ONLY use the above code if your position is EAST of

If your position is WEST of Soroe, Denmark please use this code instead:

<img src=””; width=”1″

This is the exact code to be included, depending on your position. If
in doubt the city of Soroe is at 11.5561 East / +11 degrees 33′ 21.96″.

Your position will decide whether the TurntablistPC will spin the
record clockwise or counter-clockwise. If you are near the
TurntablistPC, it will only scratch the vinyl. If you are far away,
it will play a whole section of the record.

On a projected world map visitors to the museum space will be able to
follow the online traffic triggering the sound.

We ask that the code remain on your site throughout the exhibition
period (until November 25 2007).

What does the html code do? The above code places a tiny “invisible”
image (a transparent GIF-image) on your website when someone visits.
Neither the image nor the html code will interfere with the
appearance of your website nor with the visitor’s experience. The
code and the image are a mere 700 bytes (0.7Kb) in total.
Participation does not pose any security risk whatsoever, nor is any
personal or otherwise sensitive information stored.

If you have any doubts about technical issues, please contact
WEBSCAPE curator Andreas Broegger at

TurntablistPC is a telematic hybrid of a turntable (a grammophone)
and an old personal computer. Installed in the museum space, the
TurntablistPC will play a vinyl record whenever someone visits one of
the participating websites around the world. A video projection of a
world map will show where the participating website is from, thus
generating a map of global participation for the visitors in the
local museum space.

More info and pictures of TurntablistPC are available at http://

Mogens Jacobsen is a Danish artist who has exhibited widely in
Sweden, Finland, Germany, Austria, France, Spain, Japan, Brazil. More
info at

an exhibition of web-based art installations at the Art Museum of
West Zealand 2007. The exhibition features work by artists Tomas
Thøfner, Mogens Jacobsen (, Bosch &
Fjord (, and Susan Collins (http://

Interface: Virtual Environments in Art, Design and Education , 6th & 7th of September 2007, Dublin

Virtual technologies and environments offer exciting opportunities at the cutting edge of contemporary practices – in Fine Art, in Design and in Education.

Interface: Virtual Environments in Art, Design and Education , 6th & 7th of September, 2007, in Dublin, seeks to bring together a range of outstanding practitioners whose use of virtual technologies and virtual environments will excite conversation amongst artists, designers, and art and design educators

Keynote speakers at the Interface Conference include:

Norwegian born media artist, Stahl Stenslie, recognised for his work on VR environments, developing different interface technologies and tools for digital culture within the fields of art, media and network research, and Susan Collins, one of the UK’s leading artists working with digital media who utilises public, gallery and online spaces.

To find out more about this conference and to register to attend, please go to

Vague Terrain 07: Sample Culture

vague terrain 07

The latest edition of the Toronto based digital arts quarterly is now live. The issue, vague terrain 07: sample culture is a provocative exploration of contemporary sampling of sound, image and information. This body of work examines the remix as a critical practice while addressing broader issues of ownership and intellectual property.

Vague terrain 07: sample culture contains work from: brad collard, christian marc schmidt, defasten, des cailloux et du carbone, [dNASAb], eduardo navas, eskaei, freida abtan, jakob thiesen, jennifer a. machiorlatti, noah pred, ortiz, rebekah farrugia, and an interview with ezekiel honig conducted by evan saskin.