November 23, 2009 § Leave a Comment
Internet, Robotics, Programming & Animation Technology Selection
Interactive Digital Art and Animation
Sunday Nov 22nd
@ Queens Museum of Art
NYC Building at Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Trolley back and forth from Willets Point 7 Train Station & Museum
Roboaction 5 by Dragan Ilic
Sand Box Animator
Pondang by Seokhwan Cheon
88 Constellations for Wittgenstein by David Clark
Your Life, Our Movie by Fernando Velazco
Rocamadour by Sinara Rozo
Compost by Judson & K Staelin
Sharedscapes by Zabe Gregoire
The Cube V 2.1 by Balam Soto
Sinus Aestum & Lacus Temporis by Brett Battey
The Sea Remembered Yesterday 1 & 2 by Anna Peach
Dristi III by Jen-Kuang Chang
Masstorage by Hedwig Brouckaert
Sub – C by JD Casas
ROUE by Taili WU
From One Dream to Another by Jason Lujan
Dream Test Pattern by Miguel Cubillos
LoopLoop by Bergeron Patrick
Zumo Natural & Playa by LaminalB Collective
[Untitled] Cubicle by Jacob Galle
Milky Way by Lily & Honglei
Fluid v2 is made possible thanks to the support of the Queens Council for the Arts,
Local Project, Queens Museum of Art and el Museo del Barrio.
November 13, 2009 § Leave a Comment
Today, on 13 November 2009, VideoChannel Cologne is happy to launch
CologneOFF V – Taboo! Taboo?
5th Cologne Online Film Festival 2009
online starting together with its 2009 festival partners
MICROWAVE – New Media Arts Festival 2009 Hong Kong
13 Nov – 11 Dec 2009
FONLAD – Digital Art Festival Guarda/Portugal
14 November 2009 – 03 January 2009
Earlier this year, Microwave Hong Kong invited VideoChannel to prepare two
shows of video art for the 2009 festival, resulting two outstanding screening programs as a networked action
“Memory & Identity” – a show which was in September 2009 featured on VideoChannel
contributed by VisualContainer Milan and curated by Giorgio Fideli
celebrating the partnership between VideoChannel and Visual Container -
public screenings between 14 November until 24 November 2009 at I/O (Input/Output) Hong Komg
“Body and Soul – 15:15:15″ – a thematic presentation – one of the very rare physical manifestations of
Agricola de Cologne (the encoded artist, chief curator of VideoChannel and director of CologneOFF)
and an original way to launch CologneOFF V in physical space
on 22 November 2009 at Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre Lecture Hall -
which was made possible through the generous support by Goethe Institute Hong Kong
For more info, please download the PDF -
The second partner of VideoChannel in 2009 is FONLAD – Digital Art Festival Guarda/Portugal
representing the framework for the 2nd physical CologneOFF V manifestation
in the two days screenings on 24 amd 25 November 2009.
In December 2009, another CologneOFF manifestation is scheduled in Bristol/UK
and in February 2010 in India.
About Cologne OFF V
Founded in 2006 by VideoChannel in the framework of [NewArtMedia ProjectNetwork]:||cologne,
the experimental platform for art and new media,
CologneOFF is realising in 2009 its 5th festival edition under the topic of “Taboo”.
According to (wikipedia) “A taboo is a strong social prohibition or ban against words, objects, actions, or discussions considered undesirable or offensive to a group, culture, society, or community. Breaking a taboo, considered objectionable, abhorrent or unacceptable by the majority in a community by in engaging in activities or not adhering to local customs usually leads to severe penalties applied by rule of law. Other common reactions by persons breaking taboos result in embarrassment, shame and are commonly considered by others as a sign of rudeness.”
In our Western socities “the taboo” changed its meaning profoundly and does actually not exist anymore as a dogma and an instrument of social and moral ruling, but it is replaced by a kind of individual “taboo” practiced by groups of mind-likes. In this way, people can be confronted with different types of “taboos” depending on the needs of certain social groups. The selected videos refer to this invidualization and take the artistic consequences in most different ways, whereby the digital technology offers many solutions to the artists and the viewer. It is this variety, which makes the festival program so exciting and vivid. It is up to the viewer to search and find his personal definition(s).
CologneOFF V consists of 5 program sections including
–> 50 shortfilms and videos in 3 international programs
–> a feature of 14 German art films/videos and
–> a selection of 14 One Minute Films made by the guest curator Ali Zaidi (London)
and contributed by MOTIROTI London
For more info about the festival and its films, please download the festival catalogue as PDF
On occasion of the CologneOFF V launch,
VideoChannel is releasing online “Feature II” of German Video Art
Including viideos by the German artists/directors participating in CologneOFF V.
After Feature I, presenting the outstanding Cologne based video artist Johanna Reich,
Feature II is offering the diversity of digital video of 15 artist/directors.
Feature III, the next following focus on German video art is planned to be released in
VideoChannel – video project environments
CologneOFF – Cologne Online Film Festival
MICROWAVE – New Media Arts Festival Hong Kong
FONLAD – Digital Art Festival
netMAXX – networked experience
Goethe Institute Hong Kong
MICROWAVE Hong Kong
powered by [NewMediaArtProjectNetwork]:||cologne
the experimental platform for art and new media from Cologne/Germany
October 26, 2009 § Leave a Comment
5. 入选作品将在“第二人生”DSL虚拟当代艺术馆 (参看 www.dslcybermoc.net）展出。这种独特、创新和挑战性的展览方式已经得到艺术团体、评论家和策展人的越来越多的关注，并逐渐被中国艺术家社区所熟悉。
October 24, 2009 § Leave a Comment
Going back to the concept of ‘heterotopy’ (other space), today I’ve come upon a beautiful machinima entitled ‘Land of Illusion’ by Beijing media artists Lily Xiying Yang and Honglei Li (杨熙瑛, 李宏磊).
It’s a very dense and multilayered tale about freedom of thought and cultural isolation and it interestingly superimposes different Chinese traditions and folkloristic elements, both of its glorious past (from the literary classics such as the ‘Dream of the Red Chamber’ and the legend of the ‘Hundred Schools of Thought’ to the religious taoist beliefs, the emblematic profile of the Great Wall and the traditional Chinese scroll-paintings) and elements from its chaotic and contradictory present (from the contested Three Gorges Dam to the intense figure of a modern woman wearing a blood-stained mask, reminding many contemporary social issues, from censorship to the role of women in society or the recent mortal bird flu).
‘Land of Illusion’ interweaves tradition and globalization and it’s a perfect and beautiful example of the unlimited artistic possibilities offered in a virtual platform such as SL. What I personally like especially in this machinima is the highly refined accumulation of symbols, emblems and visual metaphors: from the powerful and visually effective Great Wall in flame (I like to interpret it as a symbol of openness to the outside world) to the submerged world under the sea (another ‘heterotopy’ inside the biggest one of SL) and the final intense character of the silenced Chinese girl.
Unfortunately the actual SL sim of ‘Land of Illusion’ is currently unavailable and you can only teleport your avatar to the nearest Museum of Contemporary Art, which is apparently the original setting of the machinima. (DSL Cyber MoCA – Museum of Contemporary Art in SL, http://dslcybermoca.net, UQBAR 164, 237, 35).
October 16, 2009 § Leave a Comment
85 finalisti creativi su ambiente e futuro.
Più qualità e tecniche realizzative
Roma, 16 ottobre 2009 – Sono 85 le opere finaliste del Premio Terna 02, tra gli oltre 3.500 partecipanti. Una moltitudine creativa che rappresenta la punta di diamante della fantasia sul tema dell’ambiente e del futuro. Al fianco dei 45 maestri della categoria Terawatt che hanno partecipato a questa seconda edizione, hanno superato la selezione 30 opere scelte tra quelle degli artisti under 35 (Gigawatt), 30 tra quelle degli over 35 (Megawatt) e 25 tra quanti hanno concorso nella nuova categoria Connectivity, dedicata agli artisti che operano stabilmente a New York City.
Le opere finaliste saranno pubblicate nel catalogo bilingue del Premio Terna 02 e saranno valutate dalla Giuria che decreterà tre vincitori per le categorie Megawatt, Gigawatt e Connectivity, oltre al vincitore unico per la categoria Terawatt. Anche il Comitato Galleristi esprimerà due preferenze tra i selezionati.
Tra le opere molte fotografie, ma anche pittura, light box, still video e nuove tecniche di realizzazione pittorica.
Dal punto di vista geografico, il Lazio con 15 finalisti su 60, pari al 23% del totale, si piazza in testa alla classifica delle regioni con maggior numero di artisti selezionati, seguita dalla Lombardia con 9 e dalla Toscana con 7. Buon risultato anche per l’Emilia Romagna e la Campania che concorrono con 4 finalisti ciascuna. Rappresentate anche Sardegna, Marche, Abruzzo, Puglia, Piemonte, Trentino e Umbria.
Tra i finalisti, sono 55 gli artisti che hanno partecipato al Premio per la prima volta, mentre 30 avevano concorso con un’opera anche all’edizione 2008.
“Gli artisti arrivati in finale sono lo specchio fedele del presente artistico, di quello che accade nella realtà quotidiana delle gallerie e dei musei. Il profilo qualitativo dei finalisti, nella media, è stato sinonimo di buone capacità nella costruzione tecnico-formale e concettuale del lavoro. Da rilevare, la grande aderenza al tema, indicativa del fatto che i partecipanti hanno capito il senso del Premio”, concordano i curatori Gianluca Marziani e Cristiana Collu.
Il 22 ottobre, la Giuria, presieduta da Flavio Cattaneo e Luigi Roth, Amministratore Delegato e Presidente di Terna, e composta dai curatori Gianluca Marziani e Cristiana Collu, da Massimiliano Fuksas, Matthew Higgs, Luigi Ontani, Giuseppe Piccioni, Marco Senaldi, Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Vicente Todolì, si riunirà per decretare i vincitori.
Anche il Comitato dei Galleristi valuterà i finalisti scegliendo due opere tra i Megawatt e i Gigawatt. Il Comitato è composto da Francesco Cascino, Paolo Curti, Galleria Curti e Gambuzzi (Milano), Alberto Peola, Galleria Alberto Peola (Torino), Hélène De Franchis, Galleria Studio La Città (Verona), Laura Trisorio, Galleria Trisorio (Napoli), Marina Covi Celli, Galleria Oredaria (Roma).
Fino alle ore 18.00 del 20 ottobre, anche il pubblico potrà votare il proprio artista preferito tra gli oltre 3.500 iscritti attraverso http://www.premioterna.com e concorrere all’assegnazione del premio online. Con oltre 80mila voti già espressi sul web, la rete si conferma uno dei grandi protagonisti del Premio Terna 02.
Significativa la partecipazione dei Terawatt: 45 maestri dell’arte contemporanea, Claudio Abate, Roberto Baldazzini, Gianfranco Baruchello, Matteo Basilé, Gianni Berengo Gardin, Antonio Biasucci, Andrea Branzi, Brigataes, Giacomo Costa, Mario Cresci, Michele De Lucchi, Alberto Di Fabio, Chiara Dynys, Pablo Echaurren, Flavio Favelli, Marco Ferreri, Giosetta Fioroni, Franco Fontana, Stefania Galegati Shines, Daniele Galliano, Alberto Garutti, Paolo Gioli, Giulio Iacchetti, Armin Linke, Renato Mambor, Gino Marotta, Masbedo, Luciana Matalon, Davide Nido, Fabio Novembre, Adrian Paci, Luca Pancrazzi, Luca Maria Patella, Dino Pedriali, Gaetano Pesce, Pino Pinelli, Cristiano Pintaldi, Alfredo Pirri, Paola Pivi, Andrea Sala, Studio Azzurro, Adrian Tranquilli, Paolo Ulian, Cesare Viel, G. Massimo Vitali.
Categoria Megawatt, over 35: Andrea Aquilanti, Elena Arzuffi, Emanuele Becheri, Giuseppe Bernabei, Davide Bertocchi, Sergio Bonino, Antonello Bulgini, Stefano Cagol, Giusy Calia, David Casini, Stefano Cerio, Alessandro Cidda, Enrico Corte, Arnold Mario Dall’O, Giancarlo Dell’Antonia, Ciriaca+Erre, Mauro Folci, Anna Fusco, Marina Gasparini, Lucia Lamberti, Lorenza Lucchi Basili, Raffaela Mariniello, Paolo Meoni, Matteo Montani, Marco Neri, Gianni Nieddu, Simone Racheli, Edoardo Romagnoli, Andrea Silicati, Marcella Vanzo.
Categoria Gigawatt, under 35: Sara Renzetti e Antonello Serra, Simone Bergantini, Gabriele Bonato, Stefano Canto, Fabrizio Carotti, Raffaella Crispino, Gilberto De Berardis, Roberto De Paolis, Valentina Dé Mathà, Sabine Delafon, Giulio Delvè, Sandro Di Camillo, Tamara Ferioli, Oliviero Fermariello, Michele Giangrande, J&PEG (Antonio Managò e Simone Zecubi), Marco Lampis, Matteo Tommaso Petri e Luciano Paselli, Marianna Masciolini, Piero Mezzabotta, Andrea Nacciarriti, Barbara Nati, Cristiana Palandri, Massimiliano Pelletti, Manuel Perna, Gianni Politi, Matteo Sanna, Laura Santamaria, Alia Scalvini, Alessandro Scarabello.
Categoria Connectivity New York: Jonas Bal Äianas, Davide Balliano,Andrea Bianconi, Amanda Church, Jonathan Feldschuh, Pamela Giaroli, Maeen Hasan, Javier Infantes, Shuyuan Kao, Derek Larson , Lily & Honglei Li, Caitlin Masley, Dato Mio, Matteo Norzi, Patrizia Novello, Luca Pizzaroni, Naomi Reis, Giada Ripa, Francesco Simeti,Todd Stone, Josh Tonsfeldt, Shen Wei, Priska Wenger, Suhee Wooh, Ted Zourntos.
English (google translator):
85 finalists creative environment and future.
Better quality and technically feasible
Rome, 16 October 2009 – There are 85 finalists of the Award Terna 02, among more than 3,500 participants. A creative crowd is the spearhead of imagination on the environment and the future. At the side of the 45 teachers of the class Terawatt who participated in this second edition, 30 works have passed the selection of artists chosen from among those under 35 (gigawatts) of 30 among those over 35 (MW) and 25 among those who have contributed to the new Connectivity category, devoted to artists who work permanently in New York City.
The finalists will be published in bilingual catalog Prize Terna 02 and will be evaluated by the jury that will decide the three winners for the categories Megawatt, Gigawatt and Connectivity, in addition to winning the single category Terawatt. The Committee auctions express preferences between the two selected.
Among the works many photographs, but also paintings, light boxes, still video and new techniques of pictorial means.
From the geographical point of view, Lazio with 15 finalists out of 60, or 23% of the total and square topped the list of regions with highest number of selected artists, followed by 9 from Lombardy and Tuscany with 7. Good result for the Emilia Romagna and Campania competing with 4 finalists each. Also represented Sardinia, Marche, Abruzzo, Puglia, Piedmont, Trentino and Umbria.
Among the finalists are 55 artists who participated in the prize for the first time, while 30 had competed in the 2008 edition with a work also.
“The artists arrived in the final are the faithful mirror of this art, of what happens in the daily reality of galleries and museums. Profile of quality of the finalists in the media, has been synonymous with good technical skills in building formal and conceptual work. To note, the great adherence to the theme, indicating that the participants understood the meaning of the Prize “, the editors agree, Cristiana Collu Gianluca Marziani.
On 22 October the jury, chaired by Flavio Cattaneo and Luigi Roth, CEO and Chairman of Terna, and composed of curators, Cristiana Collu Gianluca Marziani, by Massimiliano Fuksas, Matthew Higgs, Louis Alders, Giuseppe Piccioni, Marco Senaldi, Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Vicente Todoli, will meet for the winners.
The Committee will evaluate the finalists of the gallery by choosing between the two works Megawatts and Gigawatts. The Committee is composed by Francesco Cascino, Paolo Curti, Curti and Gambuzzi Gallery (Milan), Alberto Peola, Galleria Alberto Peola (Turin), Hélène de Franchis, Gallery Studio La Città (Verona), Laura Trisorio, Trisorio Gallery (Naples), Covi Marina Celli, Oredaria Gallery (Roma).
Until 18.00 on October 20, the audience can vote on their favorite artists among the more than 3,500 members across http://www.premioterna.com and compete for the prize online. With over 80 thousand votes already cast on the web, the network confirms one of the great protagonists of the Premio Terna 02.
Meaningful participation Terawatt: 45 masters of contemporary art, Claudio Abate, Roberto Baldazzini Gianfranco Baruchello, Basilé Matthew Gianni Berengo Gardin, Antonio Biasucci, Andrea Branzi, Brigataes, Giacomo Costa, Mario Cresci, Michele De Lucchi, Alberto Di Fabio Clare Dynys, Pablo Echaurren, Flavio Favelli, Marco Ferreri, Giosetta Fioroni, Franco Fontana, Stefania Galegati Shines, Daniele Galliano, Garutti, Paul Gioli, Giulio Iacchetti, Armin Linke, Renato Mambor, Gino Marotta, Masbedo, Luciana Matalon, David Nido, Fabio Novembre, Adrian Paci, Luca Pancrazzi, Luca Maria Patella, Dino Pedriali, Gaetano Pesce, Pino Pinelli, Cristiano Pintaldi, Alfredo Pirri, Paola Pivi, Andrea Hall, Studio Azzurro, Adrian Tranquilli, Paul Ulian, Cesare Viel, G. Massimo Vitali.
Category megawatts, over 35: Andrea Aquilanti, Elena Arzuffi, Emanuele Becher, Joseph Bernabei, Davide Bertocchi, Sergio Bonino, Antonello Bulgin, Cagol, Giusy Calia, David Casini, Stefano Cerio Alessandro Cidda Henry Court, Arnold Mario Dall’O , Giancarlo Dell’Antonio, Ciriaco + Erre, Mauro Fulk, Anna Fusco, Marina Gasparini, Lucia Lamberti, Lorenza Lucchi Basili, Raffaela Mariniello, Paul Meoni, Matteo Montani, Marco Blacks, Gianni Nieddu, Simone Racheli, Edward Romagnoli, Andrea silicates, Marcella Vanzo.
Gigawatt category, under 35: Sara Renzetti and Antonella Serra, Simone Bergantino, Gabriele Bonato, Stephen Canto, Fabrizio Carotti, Raffaella Crispino, Gilberto De Berardis, Roberto De Paolis, Valentina Matha, Sabine Delafon, Giulio Delve, Sandro Di Camillo, Tamara Ferioli, Oliviero Fermariello, Michele Giangrande, J & PEG (Antonio Manage and Simone Zecubi), Marco Lampis, Matthew Thomas Petri and Luciano Paselli, Marianna Masciolini, Mezzabotta Piero, Andrea Nacciarriti, Barbara births, Cristiana Palandri, Massimiliano Pelletti, Manuel Perna, Gianni Politi Matteo Sanna, Laura Santamaria, Alia Scalvini, Alessandro Scarabello.
New Category Connectivity New York: Jonas Äianas Bal, David Ball, Andrea Bianconi, Amanda Church, Jonathan Feldschuh, Pamela Giaroli, Maeena Hasan, Javier Infantes, Shuyuan Kao, Derek Larson, Lily & Honglei Li, Caitlin Masley, Dato Mio, Matthew Norzi, Patrizia Novello, Luca Pizzaroni, Naomi Reis, Giada Ripa, Francesco Simeti, Todd Stone, Josh Tonsfeldt, Shen Wei, Priska Wenger, Suhe wooh, Ted Zourntos.
May 27, 2009 § Leave a Comment
Some questions have been aroused as the results of our five years artistic practice in the States as well as observations on new media art scene in China -
- What is the current status of new media art in China?
- What are Chinese new media artists interested in? how do those interests differentiate from those of western new media artists? if there is any difference, why?
- New media have been widely prevailing and influencing varied aspects of Chinese people’s live. Internet and mobile devices have been forming political and cultural impact on China’s society during the recent years. Does new media art in China reflect those influences? and what roles Chinese new media artists have been playing? and why?
- What is the relationship between “Chinese contemporary art” and “new media art”? is there a division/gap between them or the authors?
- How about the Chinese new media artists working abroad? what influences have they done to China? or what they haven’t done?
- What is the status of China’s new media art organization? what is the finding when comparing with the counterpart in other countries?
- Most importantly, in the contexts of globalized culture and information age, what potential do Chinese new media artist have? are they interacting with the international intellectual communities in a meaningful way? and what challenges are they facing?
We are looking into the development of new media art in China since the earlier period, collecting related information and sorting out the complex clues for possible answers. Meanwhile we emphasize that this research focuses on visual arts and its influence on humanity, examines new media art history of art in context.
The research begins from collecting information in followings categories:
Within each category, artworks, exhibitions and institutional activities will be discussed, and comparison with the western counterpart will be made.
March 17, 2009 § Leave a Comment
(If you are already a Second Life user, please start from Step 3)
Register a free Second Life (SL) account with this link:
Download and install Second Life software (as instructed in the Registration or with the link below)
Link to DSL Cyber MoCA:
Click on the image below to open the page, then click the “Teleport” button.
Log in SL with your user name and password.
Step 5. Once logged in, you will find yourself is in front of DSL Cyber MOCA -
As advised, click on the sign, the Location Menu (in the red circle) will pop up. Select any gallery you wish to visit.
Artworks in DSL Collection of Chinese contemporary art are on view in 4 galleries : Photography Gallery, Painting & Print Gallery, Installation Gallery and New Media Gallery. Similar to using any computer game’s interface, by controlling the movement of “avatar” (representation of oneself in SL ), one can walk even “fly” around to see the exhibits in DSL Cyber MOCA. Alternately, a device called “Teleporter”( in the red circle) is provided for navigating from one gallery to another -
have an immersive experience of contemporary art studies
For questions, please contact:
In Second Life: Lily Jun