Monday, November 19, 2007

NewMediaFest 2007

A little late sharing these press releases as I am traveling, but recently this blog was curated and featured by JavaMuseum as part of a virtual exhibition component called "A+B=BA, Art+Blog=BlogArt?" of NewMediaFest 2007. I also participated in JavaMuseum's Interview Project.

The online exhibition will be part of physical festivals too... some of which occurred already but some are still upcoming:

3rd International Digital Art Festival
15-17 November 2007
more info

Know Future Festival 2007
20-21-22 December 2007
more info

A 3rd physical exhibition of NewMediaFest will take place in Valencia/Spain during April/May 2008. More details at a later stage.

An additional cooperation takes place with FONDLAB
Online exhibition 3-31 November 2007
Physical exhibition in 2008 in the Water’s Museum in Coimbra, Portugal.
more info


The main components and links for NewMediaFest 2007 are as follows:

1. Seven Way to Say Internet Through Netart
feature curated by Elena Giulia Rossi (Rome/Italy)
component details

2. a+b=ba? [art + blog = blogart]
feature curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne including 26 blogs
commponent details

3. solo feature: Jody Zellen
JavaMuseum is honouring 10 years netart working by this US artist
component details

4. launch of the 1st edition of the netart series, entitled: net.NET
component details

5. Official launch of JIP - JavaMuseum Interview Project
enter project

Special thanks to curator Wilfried Agricola de Cologne,
director of JavaMuseum, and curator of a+b=ba, which launched Nov. 1st 2007.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Layers upon Layers

Kinetic 866, originally uploaded by mtnrockdhh.

Recently it feels this blog often lacks photos of the form it intends to showcase... so to make good on that, here's an excellent example by David Hull recently posted.

I'm busy travelling in Italy but I promise more updates soon, for now... enjoy this photograph.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Workshop was a success...

The two workshop sessions at the Festival della Creativita were a success... everyone had a great time, cameras were thrown with gusto, and no incidents to report of damaged equipment.

Here's some (albeit bad flash photography) documentation, and a few tosses I produced as examples during the interactive element. I also have a couple video clips that I'll post later.

Mid Camera Toss @ Festival Della Creativita (by You)
Mid Camera Toss @ Festival Della Creativita (by clickykbd) Logo Swinging Camera @ Festival Della Creativita (by clickykbd) Workshop Group @ Festival Della Creativita (by clickykbd) Camera Tosser Grin @ Festival Della Creativita (by clickykbd)

In the above you'll notice two boxes of "packing peanuts"... this was our mechanism for catching cameras safely, and it worked quite well. If you've been wanting to try this I highly recommend it for beginners. Some in the community have suggested the boxes were dangerously small, but most participants turned out to have a fair degree of accuracy once they got used to lobbing their cameras towards something.

during workshop (by clickykbd)
during workshop (by clickykbd) during workshop (by clickykbd) during workshop (by clickykbd) during workshop (by clickykbd)

And some photos taken by others of the workshop, the first of which is myself during the lecture portion:

camera_toss_workshop02 (by IMG_6299 (by
logu_camera_toss_03 (by logu) logu_camera_toss_01 (by logu)

Cosimo Brunetti, a friend of Lorenzo, also produced this cute cartoon for the signs that pointed the way to the workshop space.

tosser_02 (by logu)

Thanks to Lorenzo and everyone else involved in making the event and trip to Italy happen. I didn't get to see much of the festival myself due to workshops, but the last day I did walk around in the evening, will share some photos I took that day later.