NO-GO-ZONES audio radio project
Contributed by No-Go-Zones on 13/01/2008 21:44 in Calls for participation
an open access collection of mainly spoken word audio samples inviting you to
• use the archived recordings as a resource for your own work
• send us a 2-3 minutes record of the result (audio or audio /visual)
here are some updates on our running DVD publication project:
• we have extended the deadline for submissions to 4th February 2008
• it would be helpful if you could let us know us by 18th January if you wish
to contribute to this publication and in which format
• we hope to include a wide variety of audio and audio/visual re-mixes
and re-edits of NO-GO-ZONES in the publication
• the DVD of the first 100 influences will be released in an edition of 500 by
Double Entendre in spring 2008
• some recent contributions are already accessible on-line and we’d like to thank
the senders and all of you for your active listening
recent contribution and archived recordings are accessible via the play lists here on this blog
for further information see also : http://www.myspace.com/nogozones
contact us at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Contributed by A project by Achim Lengerer & Dani Gal on 12/01/2008 13:17 in Announcements
featuring: Casper Cordes, Harun Farocki, William Furlong, Sharon Hayes
Opening Reception: Saturday 12 January 2008, 21.00 hrs
Exhibition from 12 January – 1 March 2008
Location: SMART Project Space, Arie Biemondstraat 105-113, Amsterdam
Opening hours: Tue – Sat, 12.00 – 17.00 hrs
29 FEBRUARY 2008:
voiceoverhead and guests: an evening of live-performances
In their collaborative practice Achim Lengerer & Dani Gal deal with audio-acoustics and storage media used for acoustic material. Their core interests are audio-recordings, particularly of language, spoken word and speech, original footage taken from radio-broadcastings or other archives. Their work found its multiple form in the project 'voiceoverhead' which is rooted in a record collection of approximately 350 records, including footage documenting political speeches and language orientated radio-programs. The records aurally cover historical events and were originally designed to function as “documentations of the real”. This notion of the 'documentary' has been questioned throughout the history of the medium itself and developed as one of the inherent debates around the emerging modes of reproduction in the late 19th century - the phonograph, film and photography. Starting with the early Lumière-movie 'Workers Leaving the Factory,' this discussion emerges. Harun Farocki has shown, in his 1995 video-essay on the Lumière-sequence, the complexity of a playful representational conspiracy between the audience/viewer, the document/documentarian and the documented beginning at the birth of the genre itself. This act of conspiracy takes place when any document from the archive is brought back to the public sphere as a kind of reenactment of a communicative and rhetorical figure.
Lengerer & Gal developed the idea ‘voiceoverhead’ in order to locate the record collection and their artistic practice within a broader context and to include the work of other artists, filmmakers and musicians working with archived language materials in multiple ways and diverging modes. So too do divisions exist in the cultural field: such as electronic music that is entrenched in elements of language and radio-sounds and there is a sub-genre of visual artists, filmmakers and documentarians who also focus their work in this area. Both fields are conceptually and practically applying different approaches to the given speech material: differences in working and presentation methods, as well as differences in distribution and public reception. 'voiceoverhead' presents, confronts and merges the approaches applied in these diverse cultural productions in the exhibition and in an evening of sound performances, taking place on Friday 29 February.
'voiceoverhead' is a co-production with the Jan van Eyck Academy.
CALL FOR ARTWORK
Contributed by Artists at War on 17/12/2007 22:46 in Calls for participation
"I'm putting my queer shoulder to the wheel,"--Allen Ginsberg
Getting our shit together is essential as we transition from creative individuals to professional artists. Yet we see so many artists, singers, musicians blowing up in the public realm that have seemingly no opportunity to respond to the events of the day. Does a creative career require the focus that shuts out our concerns for history, suffering, justice or peace?
As Artists At Work aims to service the practical aims of building careers, Artists At War asks artists to respond to the larger world that our field belongs to. To use their skills and talents of their professional practices and respond to the war, the empire, the political situation that surrounds us. To become an activist.
We’re looking for propaganda, calls to action, critiques, soapboxes, solutions. . . . But this is also a forum for artists to reflect on their personal relationship to the war, its symptoms and causes. The artworks in this space will not stop the war--these are not the levers of global power. More importantly, we want to give artists an opportunity to escape the suffocating veil of capitalistic denial that we haze through, as we navigate career and life.
In addition to the website ArtistsAtWar.com, a small image of our artsists' projects will appear in the Artists At Work newsletter of GYST Ink, which reaches 20,000 artists and art professionals across the nation.
Specs: We are in the process of defining specifications for AAW project, but in the meantime, please contact email@example.com.
ABOUT ARTISTS AT WAR
AAW is a collaboration between Los Angelenos Thomas McKenzie and Steven L. Anderson. Tom is a writer for Real Talk LA, an independent grantwriter for artists and theater groups, is active in U.S. Labor Against the War, and is the former publisher of the Pennisula Pulse (Door County, Wisc.). Steve is an artist, activist and former publisher of Cakewalk magazine. His website is StevenLAnderson.com.
CONTACT please email firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com
Douala in Translation.
Contributed by iStrike on 16/11/2007 13:59 in Announcements
A view of the city and its creative transformative potentials. Marilyn Douala Bell and Lucia Babina editors, with episode publishers (www.episode-publishers.nl).
Douala, the economic and cultural capital of Cameroon, is one of the most important cities in Central Africa. Informal settlements, micro-economies and spontaneous use of the public space have a primary role in the formation of its urban identity. This fast growing city is the context in which doual’art, a research centre of urban practices, has been operating for more than 16 years. Since 1991 the co-founders, Marilyn Douala Bell and Didier Schaub have fostered cultural projects and commissioned site-specific art interventions, using art and culture to develop collective processes of urban change.
The publication brings together cross-disciplinary analyses of Douala that seek to go beyond predictable and prejudicial views about African towns. Douala becomes a thrilling case study in which artistic practices engage and affect the cityscape.
With contributions by Lucia Babina, Edgar Cleijne, Marilyn Douala Bell, Emiliano Gandolfi, Christian Hanussek, Salifou Lindou, Dominique Malaquais, Lionel Manga, Nsame Mbongo, Zayd Minty, Giulia Paoletti, Iolanda Pensa, Didier Schaub, AbdouMaliq Simone, Kamiel Verschuren, Alexander Vollebregt, Silvia Viganò and Hervé Yamguen.
The publication will be released the first week of December 2007, and presented for the first time in Douala (Cameroon), during SUD - Salon Urbain de Douala, an international festival of artistic site-specific interventions, that is going to take place from the 9 up to the 16 December 2007.
Both the publication and the event SUD are collaboration projects by doual'art (www.doualart.org) and iStrike (www.istrike.net).
The book was made possible by Mondriaan Foundation, Prince Claus Fund and Fondazione Lettera 27/WikiAfrica.
paperback/ 256 pp/ ISBN 978-90-5973-071-7
Contributed by Enough Room for Space on 01/11/2007 01:03 in Announcements