[artinfo] INTERACTIVE FUTURES 06: Audio Visions (Victoria, Canada)

Andreas Broeckmann abroeck at transmediale.de
Tue Aug 16 15:19:49 CEST 2005

To: rare at rhizome.org
From: "Julie Andreyev" <lic at telus.net>
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Victoria Independent Film and Video Festival - http://www.vifvf.com/
Co-sponsored by Open Space Artist-Run Centre - http://www.openspace.ca/
Parallel event ’Äì Digital Art Weeks, Summer 2006, Swiss Federal Institute 
of Technology ’Äì http://www.jg.inf.ethz.ch/Group/Front
Conference hotel - Laurel Point Inn - http://www.laurelpoint.com/
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Thurs Jan. 26 - Sun. Jan. 29, 2006.


INTERACTIVE FUTURES is a forum for showing recent tendencies in new media 
art as well as a conference for exploring issues related to technology. The 
theme of this year's event is Audio Visions. IF06 will explore new forms of 
audio-based media art from a diverse body of artists, theorists, and sound 
practitioners. Sound poetry, web-based audio and multimedia, mobile audio 
performance, new forms of music theatre, synaesthetic performance, hybrid 
forms, sound-based installation, video and sound, and environmental sound 
are all of interest to Audio Visions.

The proliferation of audio technologies, audio-visual collaboration, and 
hybrid forms of live performance in the new millennium is striking. Audio 
artists are exploring the areas of mobility, virtuality, performance, and 
audience interaction from an experimental point-of-view. Audio Visions 
invites scholars, sound-artists, and performers of all stripes to submit 
paper, panel, performance or installation proposals in one of the three 
following categories.

1.	"Sound and Vision" lecture and panel series - Scholars, artists, and 
practitioners working in audio or audio-visual-based new media are 
encouraged to submit proposals for IF06. We are interested in a broad range 
of audio including: computational, interactive or generative audio; the 
creation of digital audio tools; synchronization between sound and visuals; 
performative art that explores language, voice and body; streaming radio 
and mobile sound works. Presentations should be, in part, demonstrative. We 
recognize that sound art is evolving and that categories have become 
increasingly irrelevant - we encourage proposals that push the boundaries 
of the traditional conference paper.

2.	"Earshot" performance series ’Äì "Earshot" is seeking experimental 
audio-based performances that challenge assumptions about audio forms and 
performance conventions. Avant-garde, post-avant-garde, techno, 
electro-acoustic, synaesthetic production, liminal art and hybrid 
performance are all within our desired range. "Earshot" is primarily 
interested in new types of electronic audio-visual performance as well as 
models for audience participation in sound works. "Earshot" will run 
performances at Open Space for each night of IF06.

3.	"Tangible Frequencies" installations ’Äì  We are interested in audio 
installation works that consider site, space, vision, volume and perception 
and how physical location 'matters' to the reception of audio frequencies. 
IF06 has identified areas within Open Space Gallery to function as 
controlled locations for sound installations.* We welcome proposals that 
respond to the particular characteristics of these locations through their 
acknowledgement of private and/or public space and use. Installations may 
provide audio continuity to the existing locations, or respond as 
intervention and critique.

INTERACTIVE FUTURES is part of the Victoria Independent Film and Video 
Festival and applicants are encouraged to check the Festival website for 
more information on the broader program.


’Ä¢	Greg Hermanovic of Derivative software is a visionary software-engineer 
involved in the creation of real-time visual tools. In 2003 he received an 
Academy Award for the pioneering of modeling in the film industry with 
PRISMS and Houdini. Greg coordinated the realtime animation at SIGGRAPH 
98's Interactive Dance Club, and directed special effects for Michael 
Snow's Corpus Callosum. Derivative’Äôs Touch software, a range of tactile 
interfaces, brings advanced realtime animation tools to a diverse 
cross-section of artists, including Richie Hawtin and Rush. Greg will 
perform live visuals with Toronto-based DJ Tom Kuo.
’Ä¢	Tom Kuo uses a grounding in techno to pursue a varied range of precise 
electronic strains. Tom was recently named one of Toronto’Äôs Top Ten DJs 
by NOW magazine.
’Ä¢	Atau Tanaka is known for his work in interactive music, including 
performances with biosignal gesture systems. He has conducted research at 
IRCAM in Paris and was Artistic Ambassador of Apple Computer Europe. His 
work with sensor-based musical instruments and network audio installations 
have received prizes and support from Ars Electronica,  the Fraunhofer 
Institute, the Japan Foundation, and the Daniel Langlois Foundation. His 
current research at Sony CSL Paris focuses on harnessing collective musical 
creativity on mobile devices.
’Ä¢	Jˆºrg Gutknecht is a computer scientist with a passion for new hybrid 
art forms. He has actively participated in culturally-oriented "wearable 
computing" projects, including "Instant Gain in Grace" (motion tracking of 
a Butoh dancer), "Going Publik" (distributed orchestra based on mobile 
electronic scoring), and "On the Sixth Day" (multi-channel video system for 
interactive storytelling). Together with Sound Artist, Art Clay, he 
organizes the Digital Art Weeks which offers performances and provides 
courses in the areas of computer-aided art and music.
’Ä¢	Art Clay is a specialist in the performance of self-created works with 
the use of inter-media, and has appeared at international festivals. 
Recently, his work has focused on large-scale performative music-theater 
works and public art spectacles using mobile devices.
’Ä¢	Jim Andrews publishes vispo.com. It is the centre of his work as a 
visual poet, audio artist, programmer, and critic. His work in interactive 
audio and word-based web media has been published and shown widely in such 
venues as rhizome.org, turbulence.org, and the trAce Online Writing Centre. 
Since 1999, he has been creating interactive audio at vispo.com/vismu.


INTERACTIVE FUTURES is interested in artistic and theoretical work that 
relates to audio performance, production and hybrid forms.

’Ä¢	Papers, Panels, and Presentations can include DVDs, audio CDs, video 
tapes, games, web-sites, etc. and should be 45-minutes in length.
’Ä¢	Proposed artwork for exhibition may take the form of performances 
("Earshot"), installations ("Tangible Frequencies"), or audio-related 
screenings ("Earshot" or "Tangible Frequencies").
’Ä¢	Applications should not exceed 500 words. Applicants should indicate 
one of the three festival categories in the subject of the message. Please 
include a 200 word max bio.
’Ä¢	All proposals must be submitted in text only format either as an 
attachment or within the body of the email message.
’Ä¢	Please present examples of your work as a URL to a web-site.
’Ä¢	If your presentation requires specific technologies please describe 
your needs in detail.

Proposals should be submitted electronically to ONE of the following persons:

’Ä¢	"Sound and Vision" lecture and panel series - Randy Adams runran at runran.net
’Ä¢	"Earshot" performance series - Steve Gibson sgibson at finearts.uvic.ca
’Ä¢	"Tangible Frequencies" installations - Julie Andreyev lic at telus.net


Open Space has the following areas available to install sound installations:

’Ä¢	Parallel gallery (opens onto the street)
’Ä¢	Bathrooms (2)
’Ä¢	Back Stairs (opens onto the back alley)
’Ä¢	Main gallery (low volume or headphones only)

A floor plan for Open Space can be downloaded at 

Please indicate a preference for one of the above areas in your proposal. 
Artists should keep in mind that Open Space is a shared space and therefore 
low volume will be required. Other venues may be organized by special 
arrangement if louder volume is required.


INTERACTIVE FUTURES does not have funding for travel or accommodation. 
Presenters and artists are expected to apply for travel funding from their 
home institutions and/or granting bodies. INTERACTIVE FUTURES is applying 
for funding for performance and installation artists exhibiting at Open 
Space. If this funding is obtained, performance and installation artists 
will receive a modest fee according to CARFAC (http://www.carfac.ca/) 

All presenters and artists will be given a pass to all INTERACTIVE FUTURES 
events and will have access to the ’ÄúHospitality Suite’Äù at the Festival 
hotel (food and drinks). All presenters and artists will be eligible for 
the conference rate at Festival Hotels (between $40-110 per night).

DEADLINE FOR ALL PROPOSALS: Friday, September 23, 2005.

Notification of acceptance of proposals will be sent out on or before 
October 7, 2005.


Laurel Point Inn ’Äì Presentations

The following equipment will be made available for all presenters:

’Ä¢	Mac computer with Monitor, keyboard, DVD/CD-ROM drive.
’Ä¢	Data/Video Projector.
’Ä¢	VHS Player.
’Ä¢	Sound system with amp and two speakers.
’Ä¢	Wireless high-speed internet access.

Open Space ’Äì Performances  and Installations

The following equipment is available for artists at Open Space. Artists 
should be aware that equipment will have to be shared and therefore should 
not propose to use all of the below devices simultaneously. Installations 
and performances should be easy to set-up and take down. Wherever possible 
artists should apply their own technology.

’Ä¢	2 Data/Video Projectors.
’Ä¢	VHS Player.
’Ä¢	DVD Player.
’Ä¢	3-4 Macintosh computers.
’Ä¢	Sound system with amp, 16-channel mixing board, mics, and four speakers.
’Ä¢	Cable modem internet connection.

For a full list of resources available at Open Space go to:


Victoria Independent Film and Video Festival Director:
Kathy Kay 			director at vifvf.com

Steve Gibson		sgibson at finearts.uvic.ca
Julie Andreyev 		lic at telus.net

Randy Adams 		runran at runran.net

Tina Pearson 		newmusic at openspace.ca

Victoria Independent Film and Video Festival:
Mailing Address - PO Box 8419, Victoria, BC, V8W3S1, Canada.
Office Address - 808 View Street, Victoria, BC, V8W1K2, Canada.
Tel: (250)389.0444. Fax: (250)389.0406. E mail: festival at vifvf.com

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