[artinfo] Prague mini-symposium / New Media Art Audiences

CIANT GALLERY gallery at ciant.cz
Sat Apr 12 19:39:04 CEST 2008

We invite you to participate at a mini-symposium

New Media Art Audiences

Who cares about art in the information age?

Date: Friday 23rd May 2008

Submission deadline: Thursday 1st of May, 2008

Place: CIANT GALLERY, Prague, Czech Republic

Language: English

Admission: free

This mini-symposium is an opportunity to engage with the evolving nature of
audience in the field of new media art. We aim to do this by bringing
together cultural practitioners, curators, festival directors, communication
officers as well as artists, and by providing a platform for different
perspectives and informed debate. The event will comprise a series of
presentations from practitioners within the field followed by discussions.

Likely themes to be addressed might include:
     *    The natures and identities of new media art events (products,
processes, visitor experiences)
     *    Different professional perspectives on new media creativity,
curatorship and programming, e.g. those of the artist, artist-curator,
curator, technician, educator, artist-educator, conservator, academic etc.

Call for participation:
Would you like to join us in Prague and share with us your experience? You
are invited to submit an abstract of your talk and a short biography to
gallery at ciant.cz no later than 1st of May 2008.  Acceptance notification
will be sent before 3rd of May, 2008.

The timetable is as follows:
12.00-12.10 Introduction and welcome
12.10-13.30 Talks: New media art events and its audiences
13.30-14.00 Discussion 1
14.00-15.30 Lunch
15.30-17.00 Talks: Policies, audience development, marketing
17.00-17.30 Discussion 2
17.30-18.00 Concluding remarks
18.00-20.00 Dinner
20.00-21.00 Sound performance
21.00 - ? Informal follow-up

The discussions will pick up and expand upon key themes, issues and ideas
which emerge in the preceding talks and will allow for dialogue between
speakers and audience members.

The proceedings may be disseminated in various ways - through digital
recording and streaming and possibly through web or print publication.

The event is linked into the international project A.P.D.C. (Audience
Participation in Digital Culture) which is supported by the Grundtvig
programme (Life-long learning) of the European Union, but is also open more
generally, especially to cultural sector professionals artists, and


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