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July 05, 2006

Perception of Climate Change: online discussion @ YASMIN

 

 

Point your browsers towards YASMIN where there is a new e-discussion about the "Perception of Climate Change in Contemporary Art". Below you will find the list of the 15 invited respondents. The duiscussion is intended to further our understanding of the nature and quality of our perception of Climate Change...

 via YASMIN:

YASMIN is a network of artists, scientists, engineers, theoreticians and institutions promoting communication and collaboration in art, science and technology around the Mediterranean Rim.

YASMIN welcomes information on events, artists' works, organizations' programmes, projects, initiatives as well as discussions and critical analysis in the field of art, science and technology around the Mediterranean Rim.

YASMIN aims to identify the players and to facilitate cooperation within the Mediterranean Rim.

The list is currently moderated by the following team : Pau Alsina, Neora Berger, Dimitris Charitos, Nina Czegledy, Ahmed Hassounna and Julien Knebusch. They form the "Yasmin Group" together with Roger Malina, Jaco Du Toit, Annick Bureaud and Andreas Giannakoulopoulos.

Regional correspondents of YASMIN are Samirah Al-Khassim in Jordan, Ricardo Mbarak in Lebanon, Oguzhan Ozcan in Turkey, Erika Katalina Pasztor in Hungary and Rui Trindade in Portugal. You may find contact information for both moderators and correspondents in Contact page.

The Yasmin mailing list was made possible thanks to ISOC (Internet Society), The Rockefeller Foundation, Leonardo/Olats, The University of Athens, Artnodes- UOC Barcelona and all the coordinators from the "Yasmin Group". It is co-sponsored by the DigiArts Programme of UNESCO. 

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April 13, 2006

Resonance104.4FM: the Art of Listening

 

via Furthernoise:

Resonance104.4FM: the Art of Listening

In January 2006, a unique creative opportunity was announced to the North-East's [UK] universities – a call for Music & sound art based on the theme of climate change. Realising the inspirational quality of the call and the fact that this wasn't just a regional concern, David JC de la Haye requested that Newcastle University opened the call out to a wider audience, so that others may voice their concerns through their chosen medium. And, perhaps more importantly, have their voices heard. Since then it has become the focus of attention for many visual and audio artists worldwide.

What this endeavour has amounted to is a compilation CD featuring the works of 10 artists, spanning from Lithuania to Austria through the UK to Vancouver. Themes covered take a trajectory that focuses not only on the affects apparent in our surroundings, from the devastation of forestry to the concern over the state of the arctic caps and also the affects incurred upon ourselves as humans.

For all the new reviews and Climate Change Compilation feature:
http://www.furthernoise.org

more via Resonance104.4FM: the Art of Listening

Put down that insecticide!The First International Arts Pestival http://www.pestival.org is dedicated to raising awareness of the integral role that insects play in animal societies across the global ecosystem.

Through appreciation of "insects in art and the art of being an insect," the Pestival aims to create positive PR for this 400-million-year-old, highly evolved taxon that has endured centuries of bad press.

Pestival fuses art and science to reach out to a broad audience of homosapien adults and children: bug art, music, film, comedy, performance, bio-mimicry, nature walks, demonstrations, workshops and installations with involvement from, John Keane, Chris Watson, artist Tessa Farmer, entertainer Stewart Lee, The Resonance Radio Orchestra, sound artist Mira Calix and lots of live insects.

Pestival is an independent wing of the London Wetland Centre http://www.wwt.org.uk.

March 07, 2006

Dark Places: Call for Research Projects by Artists or Scientists

 

Dark Places
Call for Research Projects by Artists or Scientists

Deadline for submission: 14 April 2006

The Arts Catalyst and SCAN wish to commission a number of projects by artists or scientists that culturally and/or politically interrogate a scientific site or body of ideas in the UK.

Dotted around the UK, often in improbable settings ­ underground or in unremarkable rural settings ­ and unseen by the public, are scientific research institutions that are pushing the frontiers of investigation.

Dark Places will result in a series of artists' or scientists' projects - which could be film, installation, exhibition, talks, guided tours, publications, etc ­ that take the lid off sites or ideas on the cutting edge of science.

We are looking initially for proposals for research projects.  Arts Catalyst and SCAN will select 3 or 4 proposals, which will be awarded budgets of £500 - £1000 for an initial research phase.  Should Arts Catalyst and SCAN then decide to proceed with the proposals, they will fund-raise for, produce and promote the resulting projects.

Examples of sites* in the UK might include:
JET Nuclear Fusion Research, Didcot
Porton Down, Wiltshire
Boulby Mine, nr Scarborough
Jodrell Bank, Manchester
National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
Greenham Common
The Wellcome Sanger Institute, Cambridge
Aldermaston, Berkshire
John Innes Centre, Norfolk
Rothamsted Research Institute, Harpenden
The Nanotechnology Institute, London

These are, of course, not exclusive and you can choose any site or sites in the UK as your focus.  Residencies or site-specific work might be a component of your proposal, but this is not a requirement.

The sites might have a historical relevance, but your project should address the work in the current climate.

* Please note that the sites named have not necessarily been approached at the time of writing.

We welcome proposals from artists, particularly those with activist or scientific/ technological interests, and scientists with cultural and political interests.  Specialists in other areas are also welcome to submit proposals.

Submit your initial idea, with a statement about your work, on 1 side of A4, attaching no more than 2MB of images (if relevant) to:

darkplaces@artscatalyst.org

If you wish to discuss your ideas further please send your queries to Helen
Sloan info@scansite.org

January 22, 2006

Open Call: Music, Art and Climate Change

 

Music, Art and Climate Change
In Association with Newcastle Science Festival
2006 & Furthernoise.org

You are invited to submit either an electro / acoustic composition or a visual art presentation lasting no longer than 10 minutes on the theme of climate change.

The winning entries and a selection of runners-up in each category will be presented in a lunchtime concert in King's Hall, Newcastle University on Friday 17th March.

A CD/ROM of the best entries will be compiled by Furthernoise.org will be available at the concert and through the web site. The winners in each category will also be presented with prizes of £150.

Although the prizes are only available to students all submissions will be considered for inclusion on the CD-ROM.

The deadline is the 10th February 2006.

Any questions regarding performance requirements should be discussed with Alison Lewis on [0191] 222 6093 or a.m.lewis@ncl.ac.uk

To submit, just send a link to your MP3 [don't send the actual file!]
to david@furthernoise.org
http://www.furthernoise.org/

or send a CDR marked 'Music & Climate Change' to -
86 Sidney Grove, Fenham,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE4 5PE.