Mediamatic Off-line Vol. 11 # 2
In this edition of Mediamatic Off-Line: the second part of Mediamatic Screen. The CD-ROM and the magazine have a rather unexpected artistic structure. Apart from the assignment to display the city's dynamism, is as if the artists and artist duo's have wanted to emphasize the relationship of the sexes.
On February the 5th, the exhibition opens Practicum 06a of the N Collective, an international network of artists, experimental musicians and composers. For these exhibitions artist James Beckett and the musicians Koen Nutters and Morten J. Olsen build a modular system, consisting of an open stage, a sound studio, a rehearsal room, a music store and a mini bar/restaurant. With this installation talented musicians and artists explore the relationship between sound, music and our tangible environment.
Mediamatic is organising on the 15th and 16th of June a Mobtagging workshop. Mobtagging is what happens when groups of users freely tags (metadata) and exchange information online. This allows web users to indexing, searching and specifing their information in their own terms,. With Jyri Engeström, Andy Smith, Duncan Speakman and Ulla-Maaria Mutanen.
On the 19th of February there is a special Power Salon with a tour of the museum Power, in which artists and experts give presentations about their favourite electronic object. With, among others, Dirk van Weelden about the Gaslamp, Eric Who about the vacuum cleaner, Sasker Shearer about the arc lamp, Rein Jansma about the elevator and Willem Velthoven about the Tesla Coil. And a concert for two theremin and computer preformed by Zhana Ivanova, Jacky Possel and James Beckett.
On March the 13th, the Salon Mediamatic at Club 11 on emotion. With among others Menna Meijer and Yariv Alter Fin about Sexy, an online community for young people (incl. a Sexypedia), HKU students talk about their project where the elderly come in contact with the robot dog AIBO, other HKU tell students about their project with gaming company Guerilla to first person shooters.
Contempt (or) Contempt
The exhibition Contempt opens on March the 18th at Mediamatic Post CS. This exhibition is modeled on Jean-Luc Godard's film from 1963. The film was inspired curator Monique Voulon who saw a parallel with the events that led to the Iraqi war. With work by Yoko Ono, Marlene Dumas, Mai Ueda, Lars Eijssen and many others.
There is also a Salon on April the 20th with the theme of war. The reason for this is the Salon exhibition Contempt (or) Contempt. There are computer games and artistic videos about the military and wars presented. One of the artists in the exhibition Sietske Tjallingii. During the salon she talks about her video where she ridicules the lust for power and patriotism of the USA.
On May the 27th the opening of the exhibition Bigger. Mediamatic let six young artists/curators play in their room for one month. It starts with one artist and every consecutive week there will be another. Participating artists are Tunc Topcuoglu, Stefan Tiron, Bogdan Marcu, Linda Barkasz, Rafaël Rozendaal, Bogomir Doringer, Irina Birger and Katja Sokolova.
N8 Salon @ Capital
Mediamatic organises on June the 2nd a N8Salon in the Stedelijk Museum with games, music and installations. Friedrich Kirschner presents his Bob Block Machinima Show. The virtual machinima presenter Bob Block interviewed some guests of N8salon live.
Tables and Chairs Salon
During the Salon the Symbolic Table is presented on June the 12, a simple but powerful interface-free media player developed by Mediamatic. If you put something on the table, the table will play the video (or audio) off associated with that object. The object is a symbol of sound or images. Everything works with the TABLE: livestock or dead objects can be connected with RFID. Willem Velthoven demonstrates the TABLE with children and future projects. Andy Smith talks about the software he developed it.
25 June/July 1, 2006 Mediamatic organises together with Cinedans Festival Workshop Interactive Dance Film. In this workshop 16 (inter)national dance filmmakers, choreographers and artists create an online interactive dance film or dance installation with their own material.
Interactive Film Lab @ Sync Festival
Early July, the Sync Festival in Athens. This is the perfect event to introduce progressive media makers with their audience in a new stimulating way. Mediamatic organises i.a.w. the Synch Festival a Interactive Film Lab. Whitin 5 days, 16 film, television, radio and media makers from all over Europe make an online or offline interactive film with the Korsakow system in conjunction with their own material.
The Cosplay Show
On July the 15th, the exhibition opens The Cosplay Show: I am my Character where the phenomenon Cosplay is central. Cosplayers transform themselves into their favourite Japanese comic, animation or video game character. In addition to an exhibition with many cosplayers, their costumes and portraits, there is also a Salon Cosplay, Cosplay Movie nights and a Cosplay Crash Course.
During the workshop-performance Cosplay Crash Course you will learn about all aspects of cosplay. Not only about making your own clothes but also about language, posture, etiquette, marginal phenomena and eating habits of the average cosplayer and how you too can become a better cosplayer.
Digital Embroidery Salon
During the Digital/Embroidery Salon on September the 12, the report of the opening of the Venice Biennale exhibited by Paul Groot, William Inge and Ali Haselhoef with ao an interview with Tilda Swinton. Additionally: Kisky Net Media presents its new system for Internet and mobile phones where the user is the artist; Ars Electronica prize winner Mateusz Herczka shows the potential of his project 44\13, a 12 meter wide film projection and fashion designer Dan Gonen shows his collection Body Language.
Scroll - Tjebbe of Tijen
On September the 15th, the exhibition Scroll opens in Mediamatic Post CS with 40 years of narrative images were unrolled. Mediamatic was the host of Tjebbe Tijen's scrolls: panoramas depicted with complex story lines, which represent an alternative position in the realisation of individual and collective memory.
As part of the Scroll exhibition on October the 18th, a visual reading of Tjebbe van Tijen. The emphasis lay on animation and narrative techniques: visual narrative media.
Aux Raus Drive
On October the 6 there is a Audio Drive-In Off with audio performances by Sasker Shearer and Aux Raus, to be heard on car radios in the parking lot of Mediamatic.
Workshop and Salon Interactive Children's Television
During the salon on October the 23d the kick off of the workshop Interactive Children's Television in collaboration with Cinekid Festival will take place. This is a workshop for experts in the field of interactive children's television.
In addition, three new and wonderful online cross-media projects for children this evening are presented. For example, the project of Lino Hellings and Emer Beamer, DeSchoolMetDeMeesteRamen, a beautifully hand drawn interactive school, made with the children of the school.
The exhibition Night Garden, which opens on November the 3rd, is a sub-technical indoor garden that defines a relationship between new technology, next nature, contemporary art and its consumption. The Night Garden houses among others a robot production workshop, a digital alter-yard scientific experiment that examines the professional behaviour of certain species, chemical garden furniture and a prototype for a seed strain pots restaurant.
Make your own or Wearable Robot
Small chips, cheap sensors, the potential of emerging "smart" fabrics, conductive yarn and inexpensive wireless communications (Bluetooth or RFID) to make it easier and cheaper to make "wearables". During the Make your own Wearable workshop of the 10th till the 12th of November, the participants will have plenty of space to combine nerd stuff and fashion.
Under professional guidance of Ralf Schreiber and Christian Faubel Mediamatic organised on the 9th and 10th of December a Make your own robot workshop. Applicants learn in a fun, inspiring and informative way to design and soldering their own robots.