European Mobile Lab for interactive media artists


20 mei 2009
10 jun 2009

The group exhibition titled “e‐MobiLArt” is taking place during 20 May ‐ 10 June in the
context of the European project e‐MobiLart (European Mobile Lab for interactive media Artists) scheduled activities. The exhibition is organized by the State Museum of
Contemporary Art and is taking place as a parallel event of the 2nd Thessaloniki Biennale;


e-Mobilart logo - Bron

The 11 exhibited interactive installation artworks are the result of collaboration amongst 33
participating artists, supported by a team of established theorists, artists and scientists,
active in the intersecting fields of art, science and technology. These artworks involve the
use of interactive media, ubiquitous computing, communication networks, mobile and
locative media technologies.

The e‐MobiLArt project aimed at providing the 33 selected participants with a multicultural,
interdisciplinary context, for supporting their collaboration and the creation of their
artworks. During the e‐MobiLArt project three separate artistic events in the form of
workshops took place in three different European countries (Greece, Finland and Austria).
In these workshops, participants formed groups and worked collaboratively for developing
their projects while being provided with necessary technical, theoretical and curatorial
support. Cultural operators (State Museum of Modern Art of Thessaloniki, Gallery of the
Academy of Fine Arts – Katowice, Leonardo/OLATS) and Universities (National and
Kapodistrian University of Athens, University of Applied Arts Vienna and University of
Lapland, Group Haute Ecole ICHEC Saint Louis) from six different European Countries
(Greece, Austria, Finland, Poland, France, Belgium) co‐operated in order to support the
collaborative efforts of the participating new media artists/scientists.

The e‐MobiLArt process and its artistic results, which are presented in the exhibition, are
the subject of a two‐day symposium that is organized on May 21st‐22nd in the Seminars
venue in Warehouse C, Thessaloniki port. During the symposium a short presentation of the
project and its activities will take place and the artists’ groups will talk about their
collaborative experience and will present their exhibited artworks. This will be followed by
two panel discussions on the curatorial, the artistic and the organizational perspectives into
the collaborative process. Invited lecturers in the symposium are Roger Malina
(astrophysicist and executive editor of Leonardo, the most important journal on Art, Science
and Technology published by MIT Press), Claudine Dussolier (director of the cultural
organisation ZINC, Marseille), Ekmel Ertan (artistic director of the international festival
AMBER, Instanbul) and the creative team NeMe (Cyprus).

During the exhibition in the exterior area of Warehouse B1 in the Thessaloniki port, two
events will take place:
• the performance titled "Miasma: A Vienna Underground/Third Woman
Performance", by Anna Dumitriu in collaboration with local performers and artists B.
Rostho και C. Harmey, during the night of the exhibition opening 20/5/2009 and
• the collaborative mobile game entitled “The Third Woman”.

Participating Artists:

Duke Albada (Australia), Kelly Andres (Canada), Nurit Bar‐Shai (USA/Israel), Alexandra
Berlinger (Austria), Julia Carboneras Girgas (Spain), Nina Czedledy (Canada), Marguerite
Charmante (Switzerland), Linda Dement (Australia), Anna Dumitriu (UK), Wolfgang Fiel
(Austria), Etienne de France (France), Petra Gemeinboeck (Australia), Cliona Harmey
(Ireland), Lucy Hg (USA), Saoirse Higgins (UK), John Holder (UK), Nigel Johnson (UK), Veroniki Korakidou (Greece), Maria Lalou (Greece), Dave Lawrence (UK), Christine Mackey (Ireland), Evdoxia Christina Malisianou (Greece), Brigitte Prinzgrau (Austria), Sally Pryor (Australia), Eleni Panouklia (Greece), Martin Rieser (UK), Tobias Rosenberger (Germany), Barry Roshto (Germany), Bettina Schuelke, Nita Tandon (Austria), Antti Tenetz (Finland), Pia Tikka (Finland), Marion Traenkle (Netherlands), Fernando Daniel Velazquez (Brazil), Lorraine Walsh (USA), Nina Yankowitz (USA)

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