[artinfo] Launch of the Portal: GAMA @ Ars Electronica Festival

Marieke Istha istha at nimk.nl
Tue Sep 1 16:50:29 CEST 2009

Launch of the Portal: GAMA @ Ars Electronica Festival

On the occasion of the Ars Electronica Festival 2009 the econtentPlus
project GAMA - Gateway to Archives of Media Art - is launching a portal to
the eight founding European archives with a workshop and a screening
installation of selected works from the collections.

Workshop "Archiving Media Art: Politics and Strategies"
Sept 5th, 2 pm at the Kunstuniversität Linz, Kollegiumgasse 2, Audimax.
Experts will discuss the significance of the institutional setting with
respect to the creation of the repositories and their future perspectives.
Additionally, artists will present new ways of documentation of media art
which tend to integrate the user experience into a documentation strategy
for media art works - or even into the works themselves.
Speakers: Annet Dekker (Virtueel Platform, Amsterdam), Anna-Karin Larsson
(Filmform, Stockholm), Gerfried Stocker (Ars Electronica, Linz), Matt Adams
(Blast Theory, Brighton), Gabriella Giannachi (University of Exeter),
Caitlin Jones (Free curator and media theorist, New York), Lizzie Muller
(University of Technology, Sydney)

Screening Installation in the Brucknerhaus 3 - 8 September
In the History Lounge the eight European media art archives and collections
networked within the GAMA portal are screening 
highlights from their collections.

For example works by Lars Arrhenius, Yael Bartana, Robert Cahen, Gerard
Cairaschi, Mounir Fatmi, Toshio Iwai, Ema Kugler, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer,
Cecilia Lundqvist, Vincent Meessen, Jean-Gabriel Périot, Saso Podgorsek,
Semiconductor, Shelly Silver, János Sugár and Gianni Toti will be shown.

More information
Ars Electronica: http://www.aec.at/humannature/category/conferences/

Special thanks to:
Ars Electronica for hosting the launch events
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Media.Art.Research for 
organizing the workshop and screening
European Community for co-funding the project 
within the econtentPlus programme.

Project website:

The consortium:
Technologie-Zentrum Informatik, Universität Bremen GERMANY (Co-ordinator)
Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien AUSTRIA
AGH University of Science and Technology POLAND
ARGOS - Centre for Art & Media BELGIUM
C3 Center for Culture & Communication Foundation HUNGARY
CIANT International Centre for Art and New Technologies CZECH REPUBLIC
Filmform Foundation SWEDEN
Heure Exquise! FRANCE
Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe GERMANY
Hochschule für Künste Bremen GERMANY
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste SWITZERLAND
Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht THE NETHERLANDS
IN2 Search Interfaces Development Ltd. GERMANY
Les Instants Vidéo Numériques Et Poétiques FRANCE
Ludwig Boltzmann Institut - Medien.Kunst.Forschung. AUSTRIA
Nederlands Instituut Voor Mediakunst THE NETHERLANDS
SCCA, Center for Contemporary Arts - Ljubljana SLOVENIA
Universitat de Barcelona - Laboratori de Mitjans Interactius SPAIN

Netherlands Media Art Institute
Keizersgracht 264
1016 EV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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