trying to plot the autumn/winter programme for open_digi nights we have
down here in Brixton, London. After our first night at venue of BRADYS
(squatted pub actually) it looks like we have enough funds flowing to
bear cost of flying in one to three or so artists from Europe on cheapo
flights etc (and can provide them free accomodation here in London) for
each night (approximately monthly)
but I am looking for ways to make their visit to the UK more worthwhile
and entertaining for them, more 'dates' etc. Just wondering if there are
any of you 'up north' who would care to share part or all of our
programme with us.
the formula we are aiming for here roughly is some demoing with talking
to start with followed by a more 'performance' period (till dawn in our
case) so obviously the line-ups we are looking at are tailored at the
moment to this kind of schedule (see example of next below or + previous
at http://club.net-art.ws/) + some losse theme to each night, could be
location of artists or could be something else
some of the 'packages' we are talking to people about for period
September to November include a 'demo+' night to be lead by zdeno hlinka
from Slovakia http://zden.message.sk, a visit by top local artists of
errorclub Barcelona http://www.ioreq.hm/errrorclub/, especial french
connection night including non-virtual cuisine lead by laurent rodriguez
of Montpellier, http://www.panoplie.fr and elsewhere
any proposals or suggestions welcome. Any institutional or
non-institutional venues you are involved with or know of considered
> Hi atty,
> open_digi party happens again August 2nd, BRADYS of Brixton, Electric Lane (cause it was the first with electric!), London SW9. The residents of BRADYS and associates cordially invite you to an "AROUND US" night of digital surrounds, people around us, sounds around us, sights around us. Party commences 9pm with some talking and progresses from there ... unlikely to finish before dawn
> one quid donation to party costs on door please > unless you can help us find more projectors in some way (please mail any info on this)
> more info than what is below + chance to join email list at http://club.net-art.ws
> we promise this time we really will start on time (sorry for last time, but it was first time this venue happened for four years+)
> 8.00pm >>> party doors open
> 9.00pm >>> Mike Slocombe, editor of http://www.urban75.com will discuss urban75 specifically and activism on and through the web in general
> 10.00pm >>> Florian and others from http://www.hi-res.net will demo and discuss their work
> 11.00pm >>> Elout de Kok > http://www.xs4all.nl/~elout/ > Pixel Jockey Xtraordinaire from Amsterdam will discuss and answer questions about his work
> 12.00pm till dawn >>> elout, TOXI > and atty will create light and sounds.
> The results of the open net-art arena 'net-art01' from http://www.net-art.ws will be announced during the evening
> urban75.com ...
> With an independently accredited hit rate of over half a million individual users per month, urban75 is one of the most popular sites of its type on the web and lies at the heart of the 'alternative' non-commercial web experience for the UK. At the same time Mike's defining clarity of navigation through the plethora of information that urban75 carries sets the highest of standards for this type of website.
> urban75 serves up a non-mainstream viewpoint on a wide range of issues including environmental action, rave culture and civil rights, as well as offering essential drug information, rave rants and resources, cartoons, short stories, a popular photo gallery and, of course, "the most useless games on the web" (US Today).
> Mike will talk about urban75.com specifically and activism on the web in general at 9pm.
> hi-res.net ...
> lead by Florian and Alessandra first got critical attention for their 'lab' site www.soulbath.com but things really have taken off for them through production of creative and immersive web media projects to partner film and music releases.
> Tight and innovative production values are combined with carefully refined navigation paths of exploration through their web creations. Their site navigation for their film sites compared to your e-commerce click-thru navigation seems like a ghostly emotional trail that the viewer needs to work to pick up. Many viewers and commentators would asses their work favorably alongside top self professed 'net-artists' in terms of expression and depth and they have created outstanding non-commercially tied work such as http://www.shift.jp.org/banner/hires/, but at the same time they have also dealt with informational tied subjects such as http://www.thebeatles.com/getback/treatment/ that whilst remaining immersive and exploratory will gladden the heart of the purest of designers.
> Florian will talk us through a tour of their oeuvre and discuss the hi-res.net approach to creation and production at 10pm.
> elout de kok ...
> with his site 'PixelLab' which houses his on-going personal compendium of experiments in visual generation has created an influential reference point for expressive use of the web medium for many users. Harnessing top level programming skills especially in Lingo (Shockwave) and Java, elout single-mindedly pursues his researches inside both 2D and 3D labyrinths of light and movement.
> Elout will discuss and answer questions regarding his work at 9.30pm and will also take centre stage in the creation of sound and light experience after midnight.
> TOXI ...
> of http://www.toxi.co.uk is a young designer, artist and musician now working in London but originally from East Germany (that was).coming in approach from the hardcore demo scene behind the Iron Curtain, starting at 13 on an Atari 800XL, he retains in his work the virtuosity and improvisation in programming that this implies.
> TOXI together with elout and atty will be providing visual and aural stimulation form midnite August 2nd onwards till dawn
> the open-digi season is organized in conjunction with the residents of BRADYS, http://www.net-art.ws, OFFLINE http://offline.area3.net and http://www.soundtoys.net