Some more Blissful events at ISEA- if you're there., come and have a
nice cup of tea and a sit down.
OPEN BLISS: participatory, protective, and glocal zones
Open Bliss is a series of open spaces for ISEA2009 in Belfast hosted by
CRUMB, the resource for curators of new media art. The three workshops
illuminate new media art and curating, and will bring together local
and global cultural producers to discuss and share ideas. Open Bliss is
interested in ‘transformative creativity’, the profoundly precarious,
over-looked, crucial and mundane.
One of a series of blissful CRUMB workshops for ISEA and other
festivals, these events always offer a nice cup of tea and a sit down,
some culturally relevant cookies, and a chance to network and reflect.
The audience will be thoroughly involved, and tea/coffee and biscuits
will be provided.
On PARTICIPATORY PRACTICES
Thur 27 August 3-4.30pm. Interface, Belfast
Hosted by Beryl Graham and Dominic Smith
Using the Polytechnic Random Information Exchange (ptechnic.org), this
workshop uses online and object-based information exchange in order to
document a range of knowledge concerning participatory art projects.
Are there recipes for successful participation?
Kerstin Mey (University of Ulster), Anne Nigten (The Patching Zone).
On PROTECTIVE ZONES
Fri 28 August 3-4.30pm. Linen Hall Library, Belfast
Hosted by Verina Gfader and Axel Lapp
A discussion of curating with/in "zones of disturbance" (instead of
working on z.o.d.), and the outer and inner spaces of curating. Is
curating always a 'protective zone', working within an established
territory? A Daily Paper will be produced at this event. The print
media connects early forms of announcement and channels of
distribution, such as the pamphlet, to current modes of circulation.
Simon Cutts (Coracle Press), Neal McDonald (microculture.net), Pol
McLernon, Barbara Rauch (University of the Arts London/Ontario College
of Art & Design), Pam Skelton (Central Saint Martins College), Kate
Southworth (glorious ninth).
On THE LOCAL-GLOBAL
Sat 29 August 3-4.30pm. Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast
Hosted by Sarah Cook and Axel Lapp
A conversation between curators, bringing together contemporary art and
new media art concerning local/global practices.
Lucy Byatt (Contemporary Art Society, Head of National Programmes),
Peter Richards (Golden Thread Gallery, Gallery Director).
These events are funded by Arts Council England.
Beryl Graham, Professor of New Media Art
Faculty of Arts, Design, and Media, University of Sunderland
Ashburne House, Ryhope Road
Tel: +44 191 515 2896 Fax: +44 191 515 2132
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CRUMB web resource for new media art curators