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Stephen Jones' forthcoming book on the history of Australian media art, Synthetics, shd help with more of this missing institutional history

sean

On 04/03/2011, at 8:00 AM, Simon Biggs wrote:

> Oz Council centric is fine - but you don't know your own history. The
> initiative and funding for the 1983 CSIRO residencies came from Oz Co. ANAT
> grew out of Interface, a 1984 Adelaide Festival art and technology event
> kicked off by the Experimental Art Foundation and the SA Ministry of
> Education and funded by Oz Co. ANAT and the CSIRO activities were linked as
> they were both strategically supported by the Policy and Planning unit of Oz
> Co. They had a plan, so to speak. Andrea Hull was very much a figure in all
> this. I think if you dig around in the Oz Co archives you will find reports
> concerning these events, although nothing as coherent as what Maurice
> Tuchman produced for LACMA.
> 
> Best
> 
> Simon
> 
> 
> On 04/03/2011 00:57, "Ricardo Peach" <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> 
>> Thanks Simon - great info. And of course ANAT here in Australia also
>> facilitate a lot of labs - http://www.anat.org.au/
>> Forgive me for being a bit Australia Council centric.
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Curating digital art - www.crumbweb.org
>> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Simon Biggs
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>> Subject: Re: [NEW-MEDIA-CURATING] Interdisciplinary Labs
>> 
>> Within the Australian context the CSIRO National Measurement Laboratories
>> artists' residencies of 1984 are probably the earliest. However, the
>> grandmother of all these initiatives is probably LACMA's programme in the
>> 1960's.
>> 
>> http://www.fondation-langlois.org/html/e/page.php?NumPage=706
>> 
>> The key issues and problems were nascent in both these initiatives and
>> remain in current activities, such as Synthetic Aesthetics.
>> 
>> http://www.syntheticaesthetics.org/
>> 
>> Best
>> 
>> Simon 
>> 
>> 
>> On 03/03/2011 23:16, "Ricardo Peach" <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>> 
>>> Hi everyone,
>>> Have been reading about the posts on labs and thought I would just throw in
>>> some Australian examples. There may be other Australians on this list who
>>> could elaborate in more detail.
>>> We have found here in Australia that interdisciplinary labs, which integrates
>>> the use of technology in the workshops, have been incredibly important for
>>> new
>>> arts practices to emerge. One of the earliest models is a lab called
>>> Time_Place_Space, which ran for six years.
>>> http://www.performancespace.com.au/tps/tpshome.htm
>>> We also fund large collaborative projects through our ArtLab initiative. Some
>>> of the examples of the projects supported there are:
>>> 1. The WIRED Lab - http://wiredlab.org/
>>> 2. Darker Edge of Night - http://www.hellensky.com/hellen.swf
>>> 3. Thinking Through the Body - http://thinkingthroughthebody.net/
>>> 4. Emergency Remnant ArtLab - http://www.remnantartlab.com/
>>> 5. The Transmission Project  -
>>> http://www.jonroseweb.com/f_projects_transmission.html
>>> 
>>> Recently we also funded two other lab projects:
>>> 1. the first exploring virtual reality art (Australian centre of Virtual Arts
>>> Lab) http://www.acva.net.au/
>>> 2. the second engaging young and emerging artists in a very large  Music
>>> festival setting - with some great projects funded by the Music festival.
>>> http://www.splendid.org.au/
>>> 
>>> If you have any questions about these projects - please don't hesitate to
>>> contact me directly - [log in to unmask]
>>> Cheers,
>>> 
>>> Dr Ricardo Peach
>>> Program Manager Inter-Arts
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