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Artefact 2012 THE SOCIAL CONTRACT

14 > 23 February 2012
STUK arts centre Leuven

The theme of this eleventh edition of Artefact is The Social Contract. That term has been used in political and philosophical theories since the 17th century, but still emerges regularly today, in interviews with politicians, political party programs and debates. Even the early adopters of the social contract theory, such as John Locke, Thomas Hobbes and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, used and interpreted the concept in different ways. The classic interpretation concerns the relation between the individual as a citizen and a political entity, in which the individual sacrifices part of his freedom and power in order for the state to offer safety and social and economic security to the citizen. But what is the position of the social contract in our current times of crisis in a globalized world?

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Crossing East West Narratives by the End of Vídeo Art (2000-2011)

Una década de videoarte en Asia y España

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Madrid. Crossing East West Narratives by the End of Video Art. Tabacalera (C/Embajadores, 53).
Del 22 de diciembre de 2011 al 19 de febrero de 2012.
Comisario: Menene Gras Balaguer.

El próximo miércoles, 21 de diciembre, el Ministerio de Cultura presenta en Tabacalera la exposiciónCrossing East West Narratives by the End of Vídeo Art. El proyecto, comisariado por Menene GrasBalaguer, ha sido concebido con la intención de cruzar narrativas de Europa y Asia -en este caso España ylos países asiáticos con una producción equivalente en el ámbito del video- bien a través de la confrontación,bien a través del diálogo, que nos muestran la posibilidad de establecer conexiones entre producciones que,a pesar de la distancia en el origen, pertenecen a un mismo mundo globalizado.

El título bajo el que se presenta la muestra, Crossing East-West Narratives by the End of Vídeo Art, hacereferencia, en su primera parte, a cómo el cruce de narrativas implica también la posibilidad deatravesarlas y compararlas, asociando la acción de ver, mirar y percibir. Por otro lado, la cuestión temporalque señala el título “en el fin del videoarte” supone, en cierto modo una contradicción, ya que trata desubrayar cómo la producción en soporte vídeo ha dejado de tener un carácter meramente experimentaldesde hace mucho tiempo, mientras los nuevos formatos de producción y presentación se han ampliado, aligual que sus contenidos interdisciplinares marcados, tanto por los acercamientos mutuos entre vídeo ycine, como por el desarrollo de las nuevas tecnologías de la información y la comunicación.

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THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF IRATIONAL.ORG: Tools, Techniques and Events 1996-2006 in Novi Sad

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF IRATIONAL.ORG: Tools, Techniques and Events 1996-2006

Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina
Dunavska 37, Novi Sad, Serbia

Curators: Inke Arns (Dortmund) and Jacob Lillemose (Kopenhagen)
Dates: 28. October – 27. November 2008. from 9-17h, during weekends from 9-14h; Museum is closed on Mondays.

Production:
New Media Center_kuda.org, Novi Sad, http://www.kuda.org
Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund, http://www.hmkv.de

Co-producers of the show:
Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, http://www.msuv.org
Institute for Flexible Culture and Technologies – Napon, Novi Sad, http://www.napon.org

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THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF IRATIONAL.ORG (Predivni svet irational.org-a)

Izložba čuvenih pionira net.arta

kustosi:Inke Arns, Jakob Lilemoze (Jacob Lillemose)

Muzej savremene umetnosti Vojvodine, Novi Sad

Dunavska 37, Novi Sad

28. Oktobar – 27. Novembar 2008.

Otvaranje izložbe: Utorak 28. Oktobar, u 20:00 časova

Producent izložbe:

Muzej savremene umetnosti Vojvodine, Novi Sad

Koproducenti izložbe :

Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund

Centar za nove medije_kuda.org, Novi Sad

Institut za fleksibilne kulture i tehnologije – Napon, Novi Sad

Irational je neformalna grupa šest internacionalnih net i medijskih umetnika koji su se svojevremeno okupili oko servera irational.org, kojeg je osnovao britanski net umetnik Heath Bunting 1996. Članovi Irational.org su: Daniel G. Andujar (Valensija/Španija), Rachel Baker (London/Velika Britanija), Kayle Brandon (Bristol/Velika Britanija), Heath Bunting (Bristol/Velika Britanija), Minerva Cuevas (Mexico City/Meksiko), Marcus Valentine (Bristol/Velika Britanija)

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European Design Award for “Hartware Guide to Irational”

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(1 June 2008, 00:00) The “Hartware Guide to Irational” designed by laborb was awarded for the ‘successful interplay of paper, typography, binding and conceptional structure’ as the best art catalogue. The award ceremony took place in the framework of the European Design Conference in mid-May 2008 in Stockholm. See www.ed-awards.com and www.derwesten.de

The Hartware Guide to Irational.org (eng-deu download pdf)

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Docs, Pdfs, etc.

Ways of Working.  Conversation by Iris Dressler and Daniel G. Andújar (eng)

Procedure di lavoro. Iris Dressler, Daniel G. Andújar (ita)

Formas de trabajar. Iris Dressler, Daniel G. Andújar (esp)

Hacking the Interfaces of Access Culture and Envisioning the Literacy of the Post-Capitalistic Future: On The Installation Works by Technologies To The People/Daniel G. Andújar Jacob Lillemose (eng)

Hackerare le interfacce della cultura dell’accesso e immaginare l’alfabetizzazione del futuro post-capitalistico: le installazioni di Technologies To The People/Daniel G. Andújar Jacob Lillemose (ita)

Hackeando las interfaces de la cultura del acceso libre y prefigurando la alfabetización del futuro post-capitalista: sobre Technologies To The People/las instalaciones de Daniel G. Andújar Jacob Lillemose (esp)

Artistic Intervention Practices Interview with Daniel G. Andújar. ALICIA MURRÍA. Artecontexto (eng)

Prácticas artísticas de intervención. Entrevista con Daniel G. Andújar. ALICIA MURRÍA. Artecontexto (esp)

L’arxivista de les ciutats del futur Lucia Lijtmaer (cat)

Dijital Sanatlar: Sosyal İçerik ve ‘Postkapital’ Didem Yazici (tr)

Daniel_G. Andujar by Nathalie Boseul Shin artinculture New Decade Hot Artist 2010 (kr)

Artivistic approaches to the treatment of online information LAURA BAIGORRI Technologies To The People (eng)

Aproximaciones artivistas al tratamiento de la información online. LAURA BAIGORRI Technologies To The People (esp)


Anna Kournikova Deleted By Memeright Trusted System – Art in the Age of Intellectual Property. Short exhibition guide (eng-deu)

Herramientas del arte – pdf [cast-val]
Herramientas del arte – pdf [cast-ing]

Technologies To The People Collections (eng-esp)

Mute magazine, e-valencia (eng)

The Hartware Guide to Irational.org (eng-deu)

e-sevilla.org (eng-esp)

Mono magazine. special issue. e-valencia.org (eng)

Technologies To The People Collections

A Brick Culture (eng)

kayitsiz-unrecorded (eng-tur)

Artivistic approaches to the treatment of online information (eng)

Aproximaciones artivistas al tratamiento de la información online. (esp)

phoney™ (Informational Society) (eng)

manifesta-4 trespassing space

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Armed citizen

Armed citizen

Presented in the exhibition as an upgrade of almost 100 images, the internet project Armed Citizen shows a series of 17 small arms. No information is given on their origins. Who owns them? Are they being used as criminal evidence? Are they perhaps murder weapons? Who does the ›armed citizen‹ of the title refer to — the police? Or a citizens’ defence group that has taken up arms? Is there some allusion to the liberal firearms laws in the United States, to bloody incidents like the amok shootings that took place in Columbine High School, Colorado, in 1999, or in the Gutenberg Gymnasium in Erfurt in 2002? Armed Citizen is difficult to pin down. But it is safe to assert that it deals with an indeterminate feeling of fear and menace, and, by association, with the growing longing for security in a world felt to be increasingly less safe. The exhibition deliberately groups Armed Citizen in a kind of »security zone« together with Heath Bunting’s CCTV and Rachel Baker and Heath Bunting’s CCTV Sabotag — further irational works pointing to the essential futility of technology — or weapons based protective measures. (Inke Arns)

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Irational’s Finest, or The Art of Movement Through Space

by Inke Arns

Hardly a day goes by without some news item about the discovery of a carefully concealed crop of genetically modified maize, about liquid explosives in airplanes and bombs inside suitcases on trains, about calls for blanket video surveillance, about the global spread of avian ’flu. We wonder when the virus will reach our own part of the world, have long begun to feel the pinch of economic cutbacks in Germany, to notice the effects of climate change, and cannot help but think: Life’s harder than it used to be.

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On the Contemporaneity of Media Arts

by Inke Arns (published in: Nam June Paik Award 2006, Frankfurt am Main 2006)
Almost ten years ago with Language (property), Spanish media artist Daniel Garcia Andujar, better known under his company name Technologies to the People, developed a work which addressed the increasing privatisation and commodification of language. On a simple HTML page he listed phrases which have been registered as trademarks, and with that, had become the property of their respective owners, for example, “Where do you want to go today?TM” (Microsoft), “A better return on informationTM” (SAP), “Moving at the speed of businessTM” (UPS), “What you never thought possibleTM” (Motorola). By entitling this project “Remember, language is not freeTM” Andujar anticipated the disputes concerning “intellectual property”, which emerged in the following years (visible as early as the second half of the 1990s in the fierce battles for the allocation of domain names on the world wide web).

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