[artinfo] Master Class on Urban Intervention by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (fwd)

Adele Eisenstein adele@caesar.elte.hu
Mon, 13 Jan 2003 17:44:48 +0100 (MET)

Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 11:52:30 +0100
From: Ars Electronica Center <announce@aec.at>

Call for Participation

HUMO: A mobile platform for the rapid deployment of huge images.
Master Class with Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
Ars Electronica Center, Linz, February 3-7, 2003


This intensive experimental workshop will invite participants to develop and present urban interventions using a mobile platform for the projection of huge images. Basically, we will place the world's most powerful projector (which produces 60 x 60 metre images with over 100,000 ANSI lumen intensity) on the back of a pick-up truck together with a diesel generator, a GPS tracker, a pan/tilt platform and an assortment of lenses. The project will consist of rapid deployment of strategic images to transform urban landscapes. Logos, emblematic buildings, quotidian spaces, suburban malls, advertising billboards, etc., will be the targets of unannounced, unregulated ephemeral interventions. Documentation of these projects will be an integral part of the workshop, as the conditions of possibility of legal/political/aesthetic viability are fast, short interventions below the radar of potential regulators.

The workshop will have the following sections:

1. Theory and precedents. Imparted by Lozano-Hemmer and theorist Brian Massumi 
2. City scouting 
3. Conception and development 
4. HUMO Appointments 
5. Documentation and publication 

The HUMO workshop is limited to 10 participants. We seek to attract a diverse group of professional artists who may have already worked with public space and who are comfortable working with digital imaging. The participants will be selected by evaluating a statement of interest (Max 500 words) and a curriculum, which should emphasize previous works that might illustrate technical or conceptual resonance with the HUMO workshop.

More about Rafael Lozano-Hemmer www.lozano-hemmer.com

Application details and further information: http://residence.aec.at/humo
Contact: eva.kuehn@aec.at
Deadline for application: January 17, 2003.

The HUMO master class is an ENCART project supported by the European Culture 2000 programme.
ENCART (European Network for Cyber Arts; partners: Ars Electronica Center, C3, V2_, ZKM). 
More information about the project: http://www.v2.nl/Projects/interfacing_realities/