[artinfo] Breakthrough in Berlin

Séamas Cain seamascain at gmail.com
Wed May 13 17:56:46 CEST 2009


Saturday the 27th of June 2009


** Description

"Breakthrough" proposes an experimental, interdisciplinary event
constructing a new field of research & play.  "Breakthrough" signals
the skewed extension & plain rupture with a series of earlier actions
[in London, Bergen, Berlin] exploring the material basis of technology
& expanding on the practice of life coding.

The term "breakthrough" describes a sudden shift in understanding or
technologies, & finally a clearing (Lichtung), an entry into unknown &
unmapped territories.  An enclosure is breached allowing access to
another, totally unforeseen state or space.  Communication is thus
implied, a new form of exchange, perhaps between two otherwise
unconnected domains, between the living & the dead, between many
worlds.  What does the sheer possibility of a "breakthrough" imply for
communication between the past & the future?

"Breakthrough," as event, signals a change in direction, a pointing
towards new ways of actively describing & creating the world.  Within
a complex mise en scene of workshops, lectures & performances, diverse
artists & poets, theorists, researchers, & hackers collaborate in the
creation of a "breakthrough" which can rupture the enclosure of
scientific rationalism & enlightenment without recourse to named magic.



** Call for projects/actions:

"Breakthrough" calls for projects which perform, describe & construct
(in process) a rupture or breaking through of the projects of
rationalism & endeavour of past or future intention.  Projection &
play with time space co-ordinate points is encouraged.

Potential actions or investigations could very well extend into ...

practical endophysics, sound & radio wave transitions, diagrammatic
formation, clustering & islanding, simulations coding & exploration,
biologic interface, crashing, brain writing, construction,
environmental steganography, data forensics, escape hatch literature,
novel geometry description, life coding, poetry coding, interrupt
theatre, sexual coding, amateur radio astronomy, etc.

"Breakthrough" will be prepared within a three day workshop in Berlin,
towards the construction of a one day event distributed across the
city of Berlin, & maintained with a strict scheduling & interrupt
system backbone (micro-FM and Internet).

Please submit short messages of intent to

m at 1010.co.uk

by the 29th of May 2009.


"Breakthrough" is supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Berlin 2009

a m b i t : networking media arts in scotland


Séamas Cain

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