Thursday, September 28, 2006

apartment alpdreaming

david mcdowell and i have an exhibition opening of a work that began in 2003.

Alpdream will be showing at the APARTMENT

Opening: 6pm Friday 29th September 2006
(thru to 22 October 2006)

19/618 St Kilda Rd. Melbourne 3004

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

russian revolutionaries

Last Sunday, went to see Full Screen (onedotzero) and ended up going to the opening of Revolutionary Russians show at the NGA.

Olga Rozanova's 1915 Transrational book (Zaumnaya gniga) reminds me of the Contextual Villains aesthetic... (actually, viceversa)

Sunday, September 24, 2006

2046

Wong Kar Wai's 2046 is a haunting work with depth of both colour and narrative, reminding me at times of my own tale...

in the style of in the mood for love and with the same beautiful actress from crouching tiger hidden dragon i could watch it over and over again

cockies in campbell

campbell cockies

spring cars (how canberra...)

cars in spring

intersecting canberra

canberra intersection

Saturday, September 16, 2006

even the most

"Even the most valuable things can disappear." Sarah Goffman

Friday, September 15, 2006

STATE2STATE

STATE2STATE
Somaya Langley

18 August - 30 September, 2006 - Cube2, Canberra Contemporary Art Space


In transit, shifting, set in motion.

STATE2STATE is the second in a trilogy of sound installations, beginning with CITY2CITY, which was installed at Bus Gallery in Melbourne in 2004. Exploring the concept of entropy, CITY2CITY transported sonic environments unique to Canberra and Sydney, supplanting them in inner city Melbourne and allowing for the merging of ‘foreign’ sounds with the everyday noises of the CBD leaking into the gallery space. STATE2STATE draws together a wider collection of field recordings gathered in selected cities during 2005 and 2006 including Melbourne, Sydney, Hanoi, Berlin, Barcelona and Istanbul.

In the contemporary metropolis, transit zones are becoming increasingly familiar spaces. For the modern citizen, time is segmented into location and dis-location. STATE2STATE investigates these urban passages and destinations, desires and the necessity for constant movement between places. What do we get from arriving at and departing these spaces, and what about the non-places in-between?

Gently propelling the listener forward through the continually evolving soundscape, original source materials are subtly processed throughout the duration of the installation. Utilising the extended timeframe creates a space so audience members can return to experience a different “state”, where a new sonic environment has emerged. By way of a darkened room, the listener is invited to submerse themselves into the shifting atmospheres. This work represents a logical progression as part of a long-term commitment to the use of the MaxMSP patching environment for processing audio within a live situation – either as sound installation, live performance or as wearable interactive media art.

copyright amendment bill - exposure draft

The Attorney General's Department has released the exposure draft of the Copyright Amendment Bill 2006 including Technological Protection Measure exemptions for Libraries and Archives.

Comments are due by Friday 22nd September 2006.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

colectivo anatomic

Colectivo Anatomic from Barcelona will perform in Canberra at the Centre for New Media Arts (CNMA) on Tuesday 26 September 2006, starting at 8pm.

They're also performing at Electrofringe in Newcastle on 29 September.

06 fringes of electro

This is Not Art is on again in Newcastle (28 September 2006 - 02 October 2006).

I'll be presenting:
This is Not Art is on again in Newcastle (28 September 2006 - 02 October 2006).

I'll be presenting a panel with Shannon O'Neill Digital Archiving and Media Art History Writing
and
a multichannel A/V performance with dpwolf, TBA, utilising accellerometers.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Monday, September 04, 2006

engaging the outside - in unaustralia

the panel submission (with Alex Gillespie, Mitchell Whitelaw and Stephen Barrass) has been accepted into the UNAUSTRALIA conference.

Engaging the outside will address and explore notions of the "outsider" in the context of media art.

future shock

the Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories forum, Long-term Repositories: Taking the Shock out of the Future was held last Thursday and Friday. A few guests from overseas and after two days, a really positive feeling for possible ways forward for digital preservation and archiving.

soundly listening

the Australasian Sound Recording Association conference: Listening was held at the National Film and Sound Archive. Presented a paper, What art we listening to? on the precursors to sound art.

zoning

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer - Homographies 2006
spent a saturday wandering around sydney - breakfast in redfern and then art and coffees. one of my favourite works in the biennale - Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's Homographies 2006 - an installation with shifting fluroescent lights suspended from the roof of the AGNSW foyer and linked into a surveillance system.