28 September 2007

Amsterdam Underground Festival

The second edition of the Amsterdam Underground Festival takes place
from Thursday, 27 September , up to and including Sunday, 30 September . The Amsterdam Underground Festival is a four-day exploration of the underground city and its culture. Four underground locations will open their doors for the first time and serve as inspiration and decoration for film and theater talent, writers, artists and musicians.

The festival has started! Even those of you who are unable to come to Amsterdam can follow it live here! Live radio, photos and videos are updated throughout the festival.

The second edition of the Amsterdam Underground Festival is on the way! We’ve been working hard to bring you a fantastic festival once again. This year we’ve expanded our efforts to include more unique locations!

You can also sign up to receive the newsletter by mailing info@amsterdamunderground.nl or visit our Myspace page.


The Amsterdam Underground Festival shows everything Amsterdam has to offer on a cultural and historical level. For everyone who is interested in the city of Amsterdamas well as theater, music, film, architecture, dance and figurative art.

Of course we welcome English speaking visitors at the Amsterdam Underground Festival. Although some shows or performances may be exclusively in Dutch, there is still plenty to see, hear and experience for the non-native speakers.


These are the four underground locations that will be exclusively opened for the festival this year:


Caisson 1, the submerged cathedral

Caisson 1 is the shaft from which the drills for the new North/South subway line will depart. The caisson was built above ground, and then literally sunk into the earth. It lies at a depth of 24 meters. In 2008, both tunnel drills will be constructed at this location and drill their way to the Rokin, Vijzelgracht and Ceintuurbaan stations. During the Amsterdam Underground Festival, this enormous new space will be exclusively opened for figurative art, lectures and a theatrical performance. It’s now or never for visitors: this is a one time only chance to descend into this enormous concrete space with its cathedral-like acoustics. Soon there will be subways raging through it.


Oog van ‘t IJ (Eye of the IJ river), from underground to above ground

Amsterdam’s smallest bridge cellar was built right next to the largest one. Partly under and partly above flood level. A large window shows a view of the IJ-river. This space watches over the passing ships. Music and dance will be performed here during the Amsterdam Underground Festival.


Brugkelder 485, the hidden bridge cellar

Brugkelder 485 is a huge bridge cellar at the Oostendoks-passage of the IJ-river, known to many as the museum route, a pedestrian area. The cellar houses the mechanics that make the bridge ‘seesaw’, like the counterweight. The several passageways and height differences in the space will be used for a large scale performance. In the other underground spaces around the Oostendoks-passage, there will be film- and music performances, as well as the festival café. This is also where the parties will be.


Below the IJ-river, the secret tunnel

Many people have driven through the IJ-tunnel. What most people don’t know, is that there’s yet another tunnel underneath that one. During the Amsterdam Underground Festival, visitors can take an individual mythical walk between North and South. This walk will give you new insights in the construction of tunnels and the original modern use of underground space. There will be walks for children as well as for adults during the festival.

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Klik hier voor het blokkenschema. Je kunt ook per discipline lezen wat we geboekt hebben:

Theater /// Dans /// Beeldende kunst /// Film /// Muziek /// Educatief



The following performances are accessible for non-Dutch speakers:

Caisson 1

Figurative art:

Claudia Sola descended into the mineshaft and wondered if you pass hell when you drill a hole in the earth. Is the most important thing in human life the continuing journey from darkness to light? She constructed video installations in various places to try and answer those questions.

Figurative art:

Peter Vink created a light-installation which came about purely through the circumstances and surroundings of the room it’s housed in. His installations and video work are all based on the same ideas: accentuating what’s already there, doing something with what you have at any given moment and making full use of it.

Figurative art:

Michal Butink calls her own work ‘moving photography’. She picks out tiny hidden details and creates a feeling of endlessness by slowing down, looping and stop/starting videos. She is fascinated people’s movements when they don’t know they’re being watched. A choreography in a public space.

Tickets: €2,50

Oog van ‘t IJ:

Dance:

Company Koorts presents Biotopia. A biotope under a busy highway, a symbol of our hectic existence, houses four people. Their world starts to incorporate ever more elements of the outside world, causing a still-life to slowly turn into a party. Biotopia runs through the entire festival, kind of like a developing painting, only interrupted by a scheduled performance every two hours. Tickets: Economy Class € 2,50, Business Class € 5,-.

Music:

Basement Beats with rolling bass lines and deep beats from DJ O.Boogie and Rednose Distrikt’s�Aardvarck & Steven de Peven. U-GENE live on the keys and vocals and the boys of BEHANG on visuals.

Also shown is the world premiere of the unique video ‘Gone Walkabout’. A strange sound kindles Alec’s curiosity and brings him ‘down the rabbit hole’. What follows is an unplanned journey through a magical reality, resulting in a chase, a quest for love and a nightmare that brings Alec back to where he was, without realising he was ever actually gone. Menno Otten & Hielke Zevenbergen made this video for Aardvarck & U-Gene – and exclusively for the Amsterdam Underground Festival! Tickets € 7.50.

Music:

Lolly Jane Blue sings about a dark world of religion, love, nature and animals, in a combination of folk and electronic music. Amsterdam Underground Festival has the premiere of the art/music video for her song ‘Worms’, directed by Sil van der Woerd. ‘Worms’ shows Lolly Jane Blue on her way down through the layers of the earth, a journey leading to a climactic underwater ballet. Additional performances by other bands and singer/songwriters, like Moss, Jack and Jasmine, Leon James, Sophie Zeyl, Jacek Koba, pEp, Monokino. Tickets € 7,50.

Brugkelder 485:

Figurative art:

In cooperation with the Veenfabriek, the space of the Brugkelder 485 will be used for the unique film projections of Joost Rekveld and Michiel Pijpe. Tickets € 2,50.

Theatre/music:

Sing Song, the brand new Musique Concrète ensemble of the Veenfabriek, performs current, short, urban impressions of today’s world. Tickets € 7,50.

Theatre:

In Charms, Gerindo Kamid Kartadinata hangs upside down throughout the entire show, with only a tree trunk as counterweight. Every action turns into an attempt. With 22 questions, 22 texts and 22 images, the direction of the play is decided right there and then. Direct, without explanation, unrealistic and unpredictable. English spoken. Tickets € 10,- (student discount € 2,50).

Film:

The antechamber of the Brugkelder will host a film schedule. Placing cinema in a different context, the Amsterdam Underground Festival will show movies and documentaries relating to underground in the broadest sense of the word. Giving a wider sense of enstrangement from the everyday life and an unique oppertunity to merge with the subject-matter, the cinema is several meters under the ground, with traffic unknowingly raging overhead. Our program varies from timeless classic to independent documentary-filmmaking. But all have an enlcosed, gripping feeling, perfect for watching in this special location. All films wil be shown with a brief introduction. Tickets € 5,-.

Below the IJ river, the secret tunnel

Education and theatre:

‘Geen Gehoor’�is Dutch spoken, but due to the interesting location it is still an attractive option for our English visitors. Tickets € 10,- (student discount € 2,50).


This is a provisional programme, and the times are subject to change. The schedule has also not been completely filled yet. Keep checking the website for updates and additions!

Festival grounds

At the festival grounds you can get a drink or a bite to eat, catered by Dolce Vita. You can also witness a very special project here, entitled ‘What Lives Underneath Us?’. This project is executed through radio and internet and will find many creative ways to question as many different people as possible (makers, audience and authorities on the subject of biology, city planning, psychology, etc.) about what lives underneath us. This is also where you can get information, buy tickets, and purchase two special souvenirs of the festival: the festival shirts, with the underground theme interpreted by up-and-coming fashion talents AndBeyond, and the second edition of the publication ‘Ondergronds Amsterdam’, which tells the story of the locations of this festival in an unexpected manner.

You can buy your tickets during the Amsterdam Underground Festival at the festival ticket offices.

Please note! You will enter the festival locations at your own risk. Unfortunately, Caisson 1 is not suitable for anyone suffering from vertigo. The IJ-tunnel is not suitable for anyone suffering from claustrophobia. Children under the age of 16 at their own risk and only if accompanied by an adult. None of the locations are suitable for people with walking difficulties: unfortunately there are no elevators or escalators. One of the ambitions of the Amsterdam Underground Festival is to open the doors to underground locations for everyone, and accessibility will be better in the future. We apologize.


Come Out & Play





Friday 28th and Saturday 29th of September, the Come Out & Play Festival will turn Amsterdam into a playground.

Registration will start on September 13th.

Stay informed? mailinglist

Hundreds of players will gather to play different games across the city. The festival gives players and the public the chance to take part in a variety of different urban games. These new-style games turn the city into a playground. We’ll play at all sorts of locations around Amsterdam during PICNIC'07. PacManhattan and Zombie Tag were huge hits in New York last year (see www.comeoutandplay.org/blog/games). The games we’ll play in Amsterdam will be just as large-scale and fun.

Come rediscover the city around you through play. Why a urban games festival, you ask? Fair question. Well, we like innovative use of public space. We like games which make people interact in new ways. We like games that alter your perception of your surroundings. But most importantly, urban games are a great way to have city-size fun.

Come Out & Play will take place September 28-29. Games will occur throughout the day in locations around the Westergasfabriek, Westerpark and the city centre. The Headquarters are at the Westergasfabriek.

Click here for the games overview.

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Friday at HQ Mirror Tent

13:00 Opening - Game Introductions
14:00 CounterSquirt, Censorh**
15:00 CollecTic, Navball, Human Snake
16:00 Can You See Me Now?
17:00 Presentations - Q&A with game designers
18:00 Lumenatio
19:00 Safari
20:00
21:00 3001 and Drinks in the Tent HQ

Saturday at HQ Mirror Tent

13:00 Presentations
14:00 CollecTic, Bocce Drift, Snap Shot City
15:00 OMMRPG, FUSE INVASION, Surprise games, open sessions
16:00 Can You See Me Now?, Surprise games, open sessions
17:00 Presentations - Q&A with game designers
18:00 OMMRPG
19:00 Snap Shot City Afterparty till 21.00
20:00 de Pong
21:00 COME OUT & PARTY @ PUBLIC LIGHTNING with de Pong3001 inside
22:00 OMMRPG
23:00 Human Snake
00:01 End of Festival
outside and

Saturday at WAAG SOCIETY, our city Base at Nieuwmarkt

14:00 Manila
15:00 Navball, The Target
16:00 People-Watching
17:30 The Target 2nd Game





27 September 2007

MEBIKE KATTENBAK & STRAFE



Melbourne artist STRAFE arrived in Amsterdam just in time for the Mebike Kattenbak pre-party-paint-in.

STRAFE was in town for a Print Australia artist residency July/Aug 2007.











Pics: STRAFE, MORCKY, ABNER, WAYNE HORSE and friends

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FIRST THERE WAS MEBIKE



THEN THERE WAS THE PARTY




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the aftermath













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STRAFE and TLP



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Its all been painted over now, except for TLP and BYRD.

Thanx to everyone for making STRAFE's visit a memorable and productive one.




De Wallen Salon




De kattenbak is het toilet voor de kat.

http://www.kattenbak.org/




http://www.kattenbak.org/index.html

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De Wallen Salon


beeld: Britt Kootstra

Het Kattenbak Collectief presenteert:

Zichzelf

tijdens de Wallen Salon

28, 29 & 30 September

Oudezijds Achterburgwal 78A
Amsterdam

Opening vrijdag 28 september 19.00-03.00

met veel kunst en Disk-Jockeys
openingstijden zaterdag 29 en zondag 30: 13.00-17.00


De Salon expostie is de overzichttentoonstelling
van de 'Edele Delen'
van het Kattenbak Collectief.

Zowel beginnende als meer gevestigde kunstenaars werden begin dit jaar door het Kattenbak Collectief uitgenodigd zich bij haar aan te sluiten.

Verschillen werden de gemeenschappelijke deler:
schilders, tekenaars, videokunstenaars, performers, illustratoren, dichters en autonome kunstenaars sloten zich aan.
In de Salon expositie tonen de 'Edele Delen' hun stand van zaken.


Deelnemende kunstenaars:

Arjan van Amsterdam, Jorge Bakker, Nina Boas, Arthur van Beek, Ine Boermans,
Mohamed Bouyzgarne, Marieke Coppens, Daniëlle Davidson, Bonno van Doorn,
Patrick van Ginkel, Cathelijn van Goor, Tabo Goudswaard, Britt Kootstra, Jan Korevaar,
Hans Kuiper, Pieter Kusters, MC Alfredex, Eva Navarro Martinez, Wouter Vannisselroy,
Guido Nieuwendijk, Sieto Noordhoorn, Rosalie Ravensteijn, Jaap Simonis,
Arthuur Simons, Marc Schoneveld, Eva Thomassen, Sander Veenhof, Eelco Wagenaar,
Audrey Weeren,Floor Wesseling, Mariken Wessels en Maja Wisniewska.

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babelfished

The ramparts fair picture:
Britt Kootstra

Collective to cat box presents: Itself during the ramparts fair

28. 29 & 30 September
Oudezijds Achterburgwal 78A
Amsterdam
Opening Friday 28 September 19.00-03.00 with much art and disk-Jockeys

visiting hours Saturday 29 and Sunday 30: 13.00-17.00

The fair expostie is the overview at tone interview of the ' edele parts ' of cat box collective. Both starting and more established artists beginning this year by it cat box collective being invited her dovetail itself.

Became differ the common divider: painters, draughtsmen, video artists, performers, illustratoren, dichters and autonomous artists connected themselves. In the fair expositie the ' edele parts ' show their state of the art.




26 September 2007

MeBike Europaplein Block Party - pics












http://blakkbyrd.blogspot.com

SHORT RIDE IN A FAST MACHINE 2007

SubmarineChannel.com presents

SHORT RIDE IN A FAST MACHINE 2007
A cross-media mini-festival

One day of > Films > Documentaries > Music Videos > Game Worlds > Title Sequences > Animations + A Party!

29 September 2007
Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam

PROGRAM ONLINE: www.submarinechannel.com/shortride

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Day Program 14.00 ? 18.30
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PANEL: FILM & GAMES - OPPOSITES ATTRACT
Games based on film licenses have been an important part of the videogame industry since the beginning of professional game development. The film and games industries are now starting to collaborate in different ways. Moderated by Bruno Felix (Submarine), this panel will discuss the following topics: the market for European film games; the emergence of indy and arthouse games; and the opportunities for creative collaboration between film and game professionals. With panelists Alexis Nolent (head of World Wide Story Design at Ubisoft),
Ian Verchere (Creator and and producer of over 30 games, including the million-plus selling SSX Tricky and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), and Jay Bennett (producer, director, and writer of cross-platform interactive entertainment).

HOT SPOT #003 VIRTUAL WORLDS: DONT'T BELIEVE THE HYPE!
In the face of a fading Second Life hype, Hot Spot #003 will explore the many possibilities and as-of-yet unfulfilled promises of virtual worlds. Hot Spot guest curators Martijn de Waal (writer/researcher) and Femke Wolting (director of Submarine) will discuss the latest developments with three key note speakers: Peter Marx (develops online worlds for MTV, such as Pimp my Ride), Douglas Gayeton (director of the first film shot entirely in Second Life), and Chris Carella (Creative Director at The Electric Sheep Company).

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Night Program 19.30 ? 03.00
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World Premiere: MOLOTOV'S DISPATCHES IN SEARCH OF THE CREATOR: A SECOND LIFE ODYSSEY
Douglas Gayeton's documentary shot entirely in Second Life, and a potential Oscar contender!

MINIMOVIES - A NEW BREED OF DOCUMENTARIES FOR THE DIGITAL AGE
The Minimovies project explores a new narrative and visual style of filmmaking and shows that the documentary format is flexible and capable of re-inventing itself in the emerging distribution channels like online video channels, iPod and mobile phone.

Film premiere: ONCE
The award winning film, written and directed by John Carney. A narrative strung together by pop songs.

FORGET THE FILM, WATCH THE TITLES
The art of title sequence design. Danny Yount, creative director at Prologue, presents his work. Plus a compilation program with a selection of the very best contemporary title sequences.

CINEMA 2.0 - USER-FINANCED FILM
Kinooga.com founder Max Keiser and A Swarm of Angels creator Matt Hanson present their projects and discuss the crowdsourcing of film production with Bruno Felix (director of Submarine). Max rocked Hollywood with his Hollywood Stock Exchange venture and remains the godfather of "prediction markets". Max' latest project Kinooga promises to set the standard for user-generated television and film production. Matt Hanson is a film futurist, writer and filmmaker who has created a series of projects that explore cinema's future, incl.: the pioneering film festival OneDotZero, book projects such as The End of Celluloid. Matt will present his open source movie project A Swarm of Angels.

UNITED VLOGGERS
Michael Schaap, aka MacDocMan, has been scanning every nook and cranny on the Internet to uncover the very best video blogs.

Feature Documentary: HELVETICA
The must-see documentary about the legendary typeface, graphic design and global visual culture.

And also: NEXT-GEN STATES OF IMMERSION: the best next gen game trailers; more than 3 hours of the best international MUSIC VIDEOS featuring clips by Pleix and Koichiro Tsujikawa; HAN HOOGERBRUGGE presents a sneak preview of his upcoming monograph; NAKED - THE COMPLETE ANIMATED DOCUMENTARY SERIES by Mischa Kamp; a showcase of the best INDY GAMES; KIKA & BOB; and a surprise feature film!

SHORT RIDE PARTY
We're closing off with a bang. At midnight, the big stage of the Main Room will be transformed into a throbbing dancefloor, cocktailbar included, with music by Kiss Escort ft. Rockstar Dim Browski and the Kloncks. Vizibles by Dimitri Madimin and Aaron Israel. Dance dance dance!

PROGRAM ONLINE: www.submarinechannel.com/shortride





24 September 2007

New Media Scotland

New Media Scotland supports experimentation by practitioners in art and technology. Through working with and supporting the presentation of work by artists in this field, we hope to foster greater public understanding of the role that technology is playing in contemporary culture.

http://www.mediascot.org/index/

Call - Day of the Dead

Un groupement de galleries et de centres artistiques à San Francisco cherchent des oeuvres pour une exposition internationale, "The First International Day of the Dead Exhibit – 2007" - www.digitalofferings2007.com.

Ci-dessus le texte de l'appel (en anglais)...

Digital Offerings for the Altar of Life
The First International Day of the Dead Exhibit – 2007
www.digitalofferings2007.com

Produced/Curated by Rene & Rio Yanez
Presented by SomArts Cultural Center

Participating venues: SomArts Cultural Center, Mission Cultural Center, de Young Museum and the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery.
All venues are located in San Francisco, California.



Artist Call for Installation Work

Dear local artists,

We are producing the very first international Day of the Dead art exhibit. The theme for the exhibit is Digital Offerings for the Altar of Life. We are taking a different approach to the shape of the show and are including a limited number of installations in the exhibit to explore alternative methods of displaying artwork. We will be having a meeting of all artists interested in participating on Friday, September 14th at 6:30pm at SomArts (934 Brannan street between 8th and 9th Streets in San Francisco).

We also need help in doing outreach and spreading the word about our international artist call. Please copy and paste the below information into an e-mail and send to your international friends and contacts. We want to make this new experiment a success and welcome your ideas in helping to get the international community involved in the exhibit.

Rene and Rio Yanez



International/National/Local Artist Call

We ask artists from the United States and around the world to send us images that we can print, project, and incorporate into digital presentations for exhibition.

Our History
Rene Yanez has been curating Day of the Dead exhibits in San Francisco for more than 30 years. Yanez has integrated diverse cultural traditions into his Day of the Dead exhibits, transforming them into a cultural phenomenon. Yanez’ Day of the Dead exhibits have been displayed at Galeria de la Raza, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and, for the past 10 years, at SomArts Cultural Center.

Where we are heading
For the 2007 Day of the Dead Exhibit, called Digital Offerings for the Altar of Life, a bold new experiment is being undertaken. Digital art and the web will be integrated into the exhibit. The best digital images will be printed and displayed alongside the Day of the Dead altars and installations in the gallery. The images not selected for printing will be used in a digital slide show to be projected on a large screen in the SomArts gallery, outdoor projections at the Mission Cultural Center, and digital displays at the de Young Museum.

Categories
Photos or images of altars. What does an altar mean in your part of the world and in your culture?
Photos or artwork of someone who has died and who the artist wants to honor.
Photos or images illustrating how a culture mourns or celebrates when someone close to them passes away. How do you honor the dead in your culture, in your city, in your family?
Detailed proposals with accurate measurements for art installations to honor someone. For some of the exceptional proposals, we will try to raise the money to build/create the installations.

Deadline for submissions: September 25, 2007

Exhibit: October 12 – November 3 at SomArts Cultural Center

November 2 – December at Mission Cultural Center

November 2 – December at de Young Museum

Guidelines
This is a curated exhibit using images submitted by the public. Not every image submitted will be exhibited, featured, or otherwise displayed. We reserve the right to select images for the exhibit based upon our discretion as curators.

For submission requirements and to submit artwork visit: www.digitalofferings2007.com/



Girlfriend Experience

The Girlfriend Experience, Back Online
Internet game with 4 flesh and blood avatars at Picnic 07
26 | 27 | 28 September 2007

Mediamatic and the Liminal Institute will present a reprise of Martin Butler's project 'The Girlfriend Experience' at the cross media conference Picnic 07 in Amsterdam. On September 26, 27 & 28 Butler presents four human avatars to play with on your computer. This time you can log in from home as well as at Picnic 07 on Mounir Noah Valentyn (actor in the Dutch film Het Schnitzelparadijs), Marjolijn Vogels, Aimar Pérez Galí (Spain) and Helga Wretman (Sweden). Choose an avatar, direct them via Skype and discover what you can do with him or her.

Join The Girlfriend Experience at the cross media conference Picnic 07, in the Zuiveringshal Oost at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. Or play from your home, you can log in at various times between 10.00 and 19.00 and on Friday also from 21.00 to 23.00. More information and exact timings on www.mediamatic.net/girlfriend.

The Girlfriend Experience attracted worldwide attention when it was presented for the first time at Medamatic from January to March 2007.

www.mediamatic.net/girlfriend


PinXit activities

I t' s has been a a while since the last exhibition. Life has somewhat gone back to normal after the Urban Art Agenda in July. Here a brief up-date on up-coming PinXit activities.

The Beginning and the End - an exhibition of illustrations by Junior, SideProject, Itch, Braddock, Creepy and Deathbot at LuckySeven in West Melbourne. Sally and Jamie have now got their liquor license and that means extended hours. Opening on Friday, 28 September, 6 - 8 pm, 437 Spencer St. Come and join.

For those who did not make it to the Urban Art Agenda#1 in Melbourne:
The show goes West now. The exhibition has been invited to present at the ArtRage Bakery Complex in Perth and will coincide with the Awesome Arts Festival in Northbridge. It also runs parallel with Perth Stencil Festival.

Opening on Friday, 16 November.

With works by Kenji Nakayama, Evol, Akut/Ma'claim, Smatik, Loomit, HaHa, Ralf Kempken, Rebecca Wetzler, Joshua Smith and others.

Talking about the Stencil Festival: Let's draw your attention to the interstate tour of this year's Stencil Festival. After a hugely successful event in Melbourne the festival is now travelling to
Sydney (16 - 28 Oct) and
Brisbane (1 - 4 Nov) before going to
Perth (16 Nov - 2 Dec).
If you happen to be in the area come and have a look.
For more details: www.stencilfestival.com

Last but not least: Check out the online catalogue on the PinXit website. New works have been included. Please also note that a number of new books have been added to the shop section. If you have any requests please don't hesitate to send an email.

Happy Grand Final Day

PinXit JD

preview: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinxit
web: http://www.pinXit.com.au

september 2007 subject index


Blakkbyrd
Print Australia Reference Library Catalogue

Artists/Exhibitions
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird
let it rain
LET IT RAIN

Let it Rain

Australia
PinXit activities
Young Guns

Amsterdam
Girlfriend Experience
De Wallen Salon
MEBIKE KATTENBAK & STRAFE
Come Out & Play Festival
Amsterdam Underground Festival
style wars
MeBike Europaplein Block Party
MeBike Europaplein Block Party - pics
SHORT RIDE IN A FAST MACHINE 2007
Philippe Dudouit
PICNIC - Amsterdam
Oxfamnovib auction
Amsterdam Coffeeshops

Graffiti
SLACKER
Brighton graff

New Media
New Media Scotland
Call - Day of the Dead
YouTube Privacy Risks
art hoody mistaken for bomb

Second Life
Second Life, Banff Residency Updates

TV
news parody

theory
tattoo copyright

art hoody mistaken for bomb

"BOSTON --Troopers arrested an MIT student at gunpoint Friday after she walked into Logan International Airport wearing a computer circuit board and wiring on her sweatshirt. Authorities call it a fake bomb; she called it art.

Star Simpson's attorney said the charges against her were an overreaction, but authorities expressed amazement that someone would wear such a device eight months after a similar scare in Boston, and six years after two of the jets hijacked in the Sept. 11 attacks took off from Logan.
"I'm shocked and appalled that somebody would wear this type of device to an airport," said State Police Maj. Scott Pare, the airport's commanding officer.
The terminal was not evacuated and flights were not affected, airport officials said.
Simpson, 19, of Lahaina, Hawaii, has expertise in electronics and even received a Congressional citation for her work in robotics, according to her lawyer.
She wore the white circuit board on her chest over a black hooded sweatshirt, Pare said at a news conference. The battery-powered rectangular device had nine flashing lights, and Simpson had Play-Doh in her hands, he said.
Two phrases that looked hand-drawn -- "Socket to me" and "Course VI" -- were written on the back of Simpson's sweatshirt, which authorities displayed to the media. Course VI appears to refer to MIT's major of electrical engineering and computer science.
"She said that it was a piece of art and she wanted to stand out on career day," Pare said. "She claims that it was just art, and that she was proud of the art and she wanted to display it."
There was a career fair at the university on Thursday, according to the university's Web site.
Simpson was charged with possessing a hoax device. A not guilty plea was entered for her and she was released on $750 bail.
During the hearing, Simpson smiled as she entered wearing a T-shirt and sandals. After she posted bail, she left in a taxi with a man who identified himself as her boyfriend, but neither would answer more questions from reporters.
Prosecutor Wayne Margolis had requested $5,000 bail, saying Simpson showed a total disregard for airport security concerns.
Ross Schreiber, who was appointed to represent Simpson, said she was not a risk to flee, cooperated with authorities and was a good student with no prior convictions. He said they would fight the charges.
"I would characterize it as almost being paranoid at this point," he said of authorities' response.
He said she had gone to the airport to meet her boyfriend. "She was there for legitimate purposes," Schreiber said.
Simpson was arrested about 8 a.m. outside Terminal C, home to United Airlines, Jet Blue and other carriers.
A Massachusetts Port Authority staffer manning an information booth in the terminal became suspicious when Simpson -- wearing the device -- approached to ask about an incoming flight, Pare said. Simpson then walked outside, and the staffer notified a nearby trooper.
The trooper, joined by others with submachine guns, confronted her at a traffic island in front of the terminal.
"She was immediately told to stop, to raise her hands and not to make any movement, so we could observe all her movements to see if she was trying to trip any type of device," Pare said. "Had she not followed the protocol, we might have used deadly force."
He added, "She's lucky to be in a cell as opposed to the morgue."
Pare said Simpson had taken a subway to the airport, but he was not sure if she had the device on at that time.
Boston was the focus of a security scare Jan. 31 when dozens of battery-powered devices that featured a character making an obscene gesture with a finger were discovered in various locations. Bomb squads were deployed and some transportation links were closed temporarily. They turned out to be a promotion for the Cartoon Network. Two men were charged in that incident, but prosecutors dropped the charges after they apologized and performed community service.
Simpson was a member of MIT's swimming and diving team in 2006, according to the team's Web site.
She is the secretary of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Electrical Research Society, her lawyer said. She is a graduate of the Hawaii Preparatory Academy, a private boarding school, has won school prizes for chemistry and leadership and had received a Congressional citation for her work in robotics, Schreiber said.
MIT issued a statement saying the school is cooperating with authorities. The statement said: "As reported to us by authorities, Ms. Simpson's actions were reckless and understandably created alarm at the airport."
Pare praised the booth attendant and said the incident is a reminder of the terrorism threat confronting the civil aviation system."

http://www.boston.com/news

22 September 2007

Second Life, Banff Residency Updates

Australia's First Second Life Artists Residency Recipients Announced


The Australia Council for the Arts announced the recipients of its
$20,000 artist residency in Second Life on 5 September 2007.

Artists Christopher Dodds, Adam Nash and Justin Clemens will
collaborate to develop an inter-disciplinary artwork in Second Life,
which explores the possibilities of literary, music/sound art and
real-time 3-D arts practices within this synthetic world.

The artwork will be a simultaneous installation in Second Life and in
a real world gallery, where gallery visitors can be directly involved
in its creation via a computer interface.

Banff Centre for the Arts Residency
<http://www.ozco.gov.au/grants/grants_new_media_arts/_residencies/>

The Inter-Arts Office would like to correct an earlier news alert
linking the 2008 Banff Centre for the Arts residency to the 2007
Walking and Art Banff thematic.

The Banff thematic for 2008 is yet to be finalised. The Inter-Arts
Office, however, will support one artist to participate in the Visual
Arts and Media Residency Program at the Banff Centre, with applicants
addressing the selection criteria and articulating the benefit of the
residency to their arts practice and professional development.

Applicants are also required to submit a short project proposal,
taking into account the facilities and resources available at Banff.
Please note, short listed applicants will be required to submit a
secondary project proposal, addressing the forthcoming 2008 Banff
thematic.

Invitation to nominate for Australia Council Register of Peers
<http://www.ozco.gov.au/peers>

The Inter-Arts Office invites you to nominate for our Peer Register
(if you haven't already). This register is used by staff when we are
selecting participating advisers for Inter-Arts Assessment Panel
meetings. We also use it when selecting participants for other
meetings to discuss policy issues or other matters affecting the
field. For further information please see the Peer Register

page on our website.

If you are not on the Peer Register we encourage you to consider
nominating. You can now register your interest at Online Peers
Nomination
.

Inter-Arts is keen to have as wide a pool of peers as possible to
draw from when we are putting together assessment panels. Joining the
peer register yourself or encouraging other artists or individuals to
join will help us ensure we have broad representation of arts
expertise on our panels.

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird



Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird by Edward Picot.
Review by Marc Garrett.

Edward Picot's visually playful, web art interpretation of Wallace Stevens's poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird is a curious artwork for many reasons. Once you have visited the work it lingers in the mind and on each return it maintains a strong freshness. So what is it in this work that compels me to re-experience its particularly strange and magical reasoning?

It consciously acknowledges the original spirit of the text, whilst introducing a response that at the same time attempts to deal with what these words may mean today. This interpretation of the poem not only gives us the opportunity to appreciate how special the original work is by following the text, whether in order, or haphazardly, but it also creates a moment in time that opens up a rare experience of two creative minds as a kind of collaboration.

http://www.furtherfield.org/displayreview.php?review_id=285


Young Guns


ORIGINAL THINKERS WANTED!
ABC's Catapult website in collaboration with triple j, is scouring Australia for young entrepreneurs, inventors and business owners who've come up with an original idea and done something brilliant with it.

Convince us that your standout idea has legs, and you'll be anointed a Young Gun. That means your business will be splashed all over Catapult and triple j. That's FREE publicity.

The bar has been set high. Last year's Young Guns created businesses out of everything from manga cartoons to online band managers, knitting patterns, a kilt matchmaking service and restaurant reviews.

Check them out here: http://www.abc.net.au/catapult/stories/beyondurban.htm

Nominate yourself or someone else here: http://www.abc.net.au/catapult/interact/triplej_default.htm


21 September 2007

MeBike Europaplein Block Party



THIS SUNDAY, the CAR-FREE-DAY in whole Amsterdam,
opposite of the RAI/Amsterdam,
there is the "MeBike Europaplein Block Party", on the streets, with some Carhartt breakdancing action by HipHopHuis, StudioShop and Turn it Loose.

Furthermore there will be a Soulcycle Flatland competition and several DJs. Show starts at 11:00 and ends at 17:00.



Flyer pictures taken by Bart Domhof. For some more info, check out http://www.flickr.com/photos/bartdomhof/


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www.mebike.org

SLACKER


I would like to reintroduce you all to someone,

He is the definition of a modern renaissance man. A living Elvis without the dance talent or nice sunglasses. A legend of Amsterdam's Skate Boarding, Tattoo, clothing, scenes, a all around styling dude.

He is the one and only SLACKER, and Wolf and Pack is proud to welcome him to our gallery with his show "Dead Men Singing", a collection of images of dead musical hero's of yesterday, who still sing to us over the radio today despite being long dead. Such talents as, Frank Sinatra, Joey Ramone, Hendrix, Chet Baker. A graveyard for the living.

It's all popping off this Sat the 22nd of September from 6PM onwards, in to the insanity of the night. Come on down and be a part of the action and dont end up on the radio.

Best and most to you all,

See you then,

Julian

www.Wolfandpack.com
232 Spui Straat 1012VV


LET IT RAIN




It all started when IVES and BYRD met for 'coffee' one afternoon in Amsterdam; over umbrellas, art and blackbooks the idea for an exhibition was formed.

The invited artists have been selected from Amsterdam {XSTREETS, RECAL }, Australia {STRAFE, EVERFRESH}, Europe {Morcky, Lil Shy} and the USA {Indie167, CERN}.



Gathering and startpoint for the street parade is at Nieuwmarket around 2pm in the afternoon.

Final location and assembly of the artworks and models is at the westerpark around 5.30pm

I did mention the models, didn't I?






IVES came up with the the idea for a photoshoot that involved a sunny afternoon, a fountain in a park, and some goodlooking models.


Seemed like a good idea to me.

I didn't complain.

Would you?




It all happens on the 6th october 2007

follow the parade action on


XSTREETS

http://xstreets.blogspot.com/

LET IT RAIN
http://ivesone.blogspot.com/2007/08/let-it-rain-umbrella-roadshow-6th-of.html

http://ivesone.blogspot.com/2007/08/photoshoot-for-flyer-of-let-it-rain.html



Print Australia Reference Library Catalogue

THE PRINT AUSTRALIA
REFERENCE LIBRARY CATALOGUE

A resource listing of sites relating to printmaking, hand papermaking & artist books in Australia, with some relevant international links and general arts information.


©
Copyright 2003 Josephine Severn

This page last edited on 02 September 2003



The Print Australia Reference Library Catalogue ranks number one on Google in the category of "Printmaking" for Australia and second for the web.






The purpose of this page is to provide an integrated listing of the original catalogue and its replacement pages.

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Discussion Group / Calls & Announcements

Calls for print prizes, exhibition opportunities and the like are located on the Lyrebyrd site. Membership is required to acces the archives.


Lyrebyrd Mailing List
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PrintAustralia/
Newsletter, Calls & Ann
ouncements, Print Australia Archive, Print Exchanges & Exhibitions.

Blakkbyrd
http://blakkbyrd.blogspot.com/

Bellebyrd
http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/

Subject Index

Blogger did not provide the 'labels' facility for the first year of the blogs. The Subject Index provides a complete listing of all entries, by month.

http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/subject%20index

http://blakkbyrd.blogspot.com/search/label/subject%20index

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Combined Catalogue

printmaking

new

http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/Print%20Australia

http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/printmaking


http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/exchange

http://blakkbyrd.blogspot.com/search/label/tutorial

http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/tutorial

http://blakkbyrd.blogspot.com/search/label/graffiti

http://blakkbyrd.blogspot.com/search/label/street

http://blakkbyrd.blogspot.com/search/label/stencil
http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/stencil

http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/Since%202000%3A%20Printmaking%20Now

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Other Media

new

http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/paper


http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/books

http://blakkbyrd.blogspot.com/search/label/books

http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/video
http://blakkbyrd.blogspot.com/search/label/video
http://blakkbyrd.blogspot.com/search/label/film

http://blakkbyrd.blogspot.com/search/label/tv


http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/new%20media
http://blakkbyrd.blogspot.com/search/label/new%20media

http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/podcast

http://blakkbyrd.blogspot.com/search/label/podcast

http://blakkbyrd.blogspot.com/search/label/blogs

http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/blogs

http://blakkbyrd.blogspot.com/search/label/games
http://blakkbyrd.blogspot.com/search/label/animation

http://blakkbyrd.blogspot.com/search/label/machinima
http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/machinima

http://blakkbyrd.blogspot.com/search/label/internet
http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/internet

http://blakkbyrd.blogspot.com/search/label/music

http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/music

http://blakkbyrd.blogspot.com/search/label/Second%20Life

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Australia and New Zealand

new

http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/Aboriginal

http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/Indigenous

http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/Australia
http://blakkbyrd.blogspot.com/search/label/Australia

http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/Sydney
http://blakkbyrd.blogspot.com/search/label/Sydney

http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/Melbourne
http://blakkbyrd.blogspot.com/search/label/Melbourne

http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/new%20zealand


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Theory

new

http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/feminist
http://blakkbyrd.blogspot.com/search/label/feminist
http://blakkbyrd.blogspot.com/search/label/gender

http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/woman
http://blakkbyrd.blogspot.com/search/label/women

http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/theory

http://blakkbyrd.blogspot.com/search/label/theory

http://blakkbyrd.blogspot.com/search/label/lecture
http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/lecture

http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/interview
http://blakkbyrd.blogspot.com/search/label/interview

http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/resource
http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/review

http://blakkbyrd.blogspot.com/search/label/art%20scandal
http://blakkbyrd.blogspot.com/search/label/copyright
http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/appropriation

http://blakkbyrd.blogspot.com/search/label/parody
http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/parody

http://blakkbyrd.blogspot.com/search/label/culture
http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/culture
http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/history

http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/conference

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The Arts


new
http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/gallery
http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/museum

http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/exhibition
http://blakkbyrd.blogspot.com/search/label/exhibition

http://blakkbyrd.blogspot.com/search/label/artist
http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/artist

http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/USA

http://blakkbyrd.blogspot.com/search/label/USA

http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/uk
http://blakkbyrd.blogspot.com/search/label/UK

http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/europe

http://blakkbyrd.blogspot.com/search/label/europe

http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/Asia

http://printaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/Venice%20Biennale

http://blakkbyrd.blogspot.com/search/label/Amsterdam



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17 September 2007

YouTube Privacy Risks

VW 'Nazi' Subpoena Points Up YouTube Privacy Risks.

A legal spat between YouTube and Volkswagen is throwing light on the increasing copyright surveillance of social networking sites.

Volkswagen has filed a subpoena seeking the identity of a YouTube user who posted a Nazi-themed parody of a recent VW Golf commercial. Volkswagen's move underscores the privacy risks to a blossoming community of users on sites like YouTube and Yahoo Video, and social-networking sites like Facebook and MySpace.

Copyright holders and their agents have long been monitoring activity on file-sharing networks such as BitTorrent and Gnutella. Now they're turning their attention to the social networks.

"The social networking sites have definitely become a new focal point," said Evan Cox, a San Francisco copyright attorney who, with his colleagues, issue thousands of takedown notices a year. "As a consequence, they've gotten more focus from copyright owners."

Volkswagen alleges the video violates its copyrights, according to San Francisco federal court documents. The doctored video has been removed from YouTube and is no longer available. The VW subpoena is the first legal step toward what could grow into a copyright infringement lawsuit. Volkswagen did not reply to several messages seeking comment.

more...
http://www.wired.com/entertainment/hollywood/news/2007/09/vw_parody_ad



Amsterdam Coffeeshops



http://uk.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=7F1614099906E96E

14 September 2007

Philippe Dudouit



Carharttstore Amsterdam presents an exhibition of photographer Philippe Dudouit (CH). The expo runs from 14th september till 18th of october.

We've also a nice openingsparty friday 14th of september, from 18:30 until 21:30.
Dj Lamme Tonnie (Rednose Distrikt) will provide us with some of fresh records.

Check the flyer for more information about the works of
Phillippe Dudouit ( www.phild.ch )


Carhartt Store Amsterdam
Hartenstraat 18
1016 CB
Amsterdam

tel. +31 (0)20 33 05 666
fax. +31 (0)20 33 02 900
www.myspace.com/carharttamsterdam
www.carhartt-streetwear.com




13 September 2007

PICNIC - Amsterdam

PICNIC is Amsterdam’s newly established annual event focused on creativity in cross media content and technology, specifically in the fields of entertainment and communication.

This year PICNIC’07 will take place between 22nd-29th September, and will include a week of seminars, conferences, shows, and meeting as well as a series of smaller high level networking gatherings throughout the year, all held in Amsterdam. PICNIC will cover developments in the intersecting fields of media, technology, entertainment, art, science and the creative process.

The conference focuses on bringing together inspiring, creative and innovative individuals. The PICNIC audience includes creatives, artists, scientists, designers, entrepreneurs, thinkers, lawyers, format developers, agencies, cross media content production creatives, advertisers, programmers, investor, writers, filmmakers, journalists, and technology-and service-providers from around the world.

The first event - PICNIC’06 - took place in September 2006, and brought more than 5.000 people to Amsterdam. It also included a conference, specialty workshops and events organized by cultural institutions, industry associations, government and business, as well as the PICNIC at Night public program for Amsterdam residents.

An inspiring and innovative week to which we gladly make a contribution.