hi crumb list lurkers
in addition to serving tea and cookies the rest of this week at the
Enter Festival in Cambridge http://www.enternet.org.uk/enternet/
over the weekend we are also:
a) in London at the BFI for the conference on reenactment
b) in Liverpool at FACT for the David Rokeby exhibition
hope to see you there!
“NOW (AND AGAIN): RE-ENACTMENT AND THE MOVING IMAGE”
A reminder that this symposium takes place at BFI Southbank (formerly
National Film Theatre) next Friday and Saturday (27th-28th April 2007)
Through screenings and conversations between artists, filmmakers, and
writers, Now (and Again) will explore the variety of manifestations and
applications of re-enactment as a creative and critical strategy within
contemporary moving image culture.
For full details, visit: http://www.unreal.as/nowandagain/now.htm
Jeremy Deller (whose re-enactment of the BATTLE OF ORGREAVE was
by Mike Figgis in 2001)
Rod Dickinson (creator of the MILGRAM RE-ENACTMENT, 2002, and the
Nina Pope (co-director with Karen Guthrie of BATA-VILLE: WE ARE NOT
AFRAID OF THE FUTURE, 2005, and of the forthcoming LIVING WITH THE
TUDORS) (discussion chaired by Sarah Cook)
Amie Siegel (director of BERLIN REMAKE, 2005, and DEATH STAR, 2006)
Penny Woolcock (director of THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, 2003, THE
PRINCIPLES OF LUST, 2003, and MISCHIEF NIGHT, 2006)
The symposium will also include numerous screenings. Organised by the
Centre for Research in Film and Audiovisual Cultures at Roehampton
University and UnReal in collaboration with BFI Southbank, this
forms part of the “After the Fact: Re-enactments” season of screenings,
exhibitions and events currently taking place in the cinemas, studio and
gallery at BFI Southbank.
For full details of the season, and to book tickets for all events and
screenings (including the symposium), call the box office on
+44-(0)20-7928-3232 or visit:
David Rokeby in Conversation
30 April 7.00pm
Location: The Box
Don't miss this opportunity to listen, first hand, to David Rokeby's
ideas on how humans and computers work and influence each other. He
will be joined by curator Sarah Cook, University of Sunderland; media
artist Susan Collins, Slade School of Fine Art, and researcher on
material culture and anthropology Victor Buchli, University College
The David Rokeby exhibition Silicon Remembers Carbon will be open in
Galleries 1 and 2 and the Media Lounge from 3.00pm-7.00pm
Event organized in conjunction with the University of Westminster.
Silicon Remembers Carbon
20 April - 10 June
Location: Gallery 1, Gallery 2, Media Lounge
David Rokeby has shaped the history of media arts for over 20 years.
His artwork explores how humans see and hear the world, aiming to
make computers more human and to make us more aware of how our own
rational machinery works.
Born in Ontario, Canada, in 1960, David Rokeby has received acclaim
in both arts and technical fields across the globe. His interactive
sound environment Very Nervous System (1986-2004) premiered at the
Venice Biennale in 1986 and received a BAFTA for interactive art in
the UK in 2000 and three awards at the prestigious Arts Electronica
Festival. This is the first major presentation of Rokeby's work in
For this first retrospective of the work of David Rokeby in the UK,
FACT, in collaboration with DA2 (Digital Arts Development Agency) has
re-staged the works that signify key moments in his career.
Interactive installations of machines that see, hear, talk and make
decisions invite us into the mysterious magical and lonely realm of
At the centre of Rokeby's work, as an inventor, is the interface: the
communication channel between humans and computers. His critical
approach to the design of interfaces is based on the premise that
technology defines the way we see the world, hence we should make
sure that tech vision is accurate (or at least pleasing).
This exhibition, curated by Peter Ride, is delivered in conjunction
with DA2, and supported by Canada House Trust, The Canadian High
Commision, London and the British Computer Society. The exhibition
will tour to the Centre for Contemporary Art, Glagow.