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Are We there Yet? Seeking Stories [jp Yokohama, Tokyo]

dn.jpgDee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman will exhibit Are We there Yet? — a sound work, video installation and public work — at gallery Souzoukukan9001, ZAIM gallery and in public space in Yokohama Japan for Dislocate 08 the International Festival for Art, Technology and Locality, Yokohama/Tokyo. Are We there Yet? is a sound map of stories collected from passengers on Yokohama’s blue line, mapping travelers’ internal states in real space. Visitors can download MP3 sound files and travel the subway inhabiting riders’ stories at the exact physical location they took place. In the gallery exhibition the sound map is extended into an interactive video and sound installation, which layers public and private perceptions of the subway. Exploring space and place as what we hear as well as what we see. Continue reading

Aug 26, 2008
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Call: Banff New Media Institute Residency

banff.jpgBanff New Media Institute :: Call for Applications: Almost Perfect: Call and Response :: Program dates: October 30 – November 30, 2008 :: Early application deadline: August 22, 2008 :: Application deadline: September 19, 2008.

The Almost Perfect ‘Call and Response’ residency at the Banff New Media Institute is an annual, concentrated four-week experimental prototyping lab that explores the creation and context of location. Practitioners from all walks of locative and mobile media practice are encouraged to apply to the program. We are particularly interested in practice that extends beyond the device out into the environment, be it landscape or datascape. Continue reading

Aug 21, 2008
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Linked: A Landmark in Sound [uk London]

aerialgreenman.jpgSummertime is the perfect opportunity to visit Graeme Miller’s permanent sound installation, Linked, which celebrates its fifth anniversary this year. Receiver packs are available from:
Artsadmin, Local libraries including Leyton, Leytonstone, Vestry House Museum, Museum of London. Full list of pickup points here. A detailed map and information sheets are available at receiver pick-up points.

Stretching from Hackney Marshes, through Waltham Forest to Redbridge, the M11 Link Road was completed in 1999 after the demolition of 400 houses amid dramatic and passionate protest. Graeme Miller has filled the empty spaces these buildings once occupied with a treasure trail of sound celebrating everyday East End life. Continue reading

Jul 17, 2008
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The Marfa Sessions [us Marfa TX]

ballroom.jpgThe Marfa SessionsEmily Jacir, Nina Katchadourian, Christina Kubisch, Louise Lawler, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Kaffe Matthews, neuroTransmitter, Dario Robleto, Steve Roden & Stephen Vitiello, Steve Rowell & Simparch, Deborah Stratman & Steven Badgett, Julianne Swartz :: September 27, 2008 – February 1, 2009 :: Ballroom Marfa, 108 E. San Antonio St., Marfa, TX :: Curated by Regine Basha, Rebecca Gates, and Lucy Raven :: With special performances and programs throughout the opening weekend, including a collaborative performance by Steve Roden & Stephen Vitiello and a discussion with authors David Toop and Josh Kun.

The Marfa Sessions is a series of sound projects embedded within the public spaces and private corners of Marfa to create a sonic portrait of this unusual West Texas town. Continue reading

Jul 8, 2008
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Live Stage: China Gates [ch Basel]

img_8001.jpgChina Gates – Mobile Music Piece for Gongs and Satellitest by Art Clay & Erratum Ensemble Shanghai-Basel (INT) :: September 27, 2008; 1:30 – 6:00 pm :: Münsterplatz, Basel, Switzerland :: Phone: 41794301348 :: Email: tonetext [at]

The work China Gates is technically based on possibilities of synchronizing a group of performers using the clock pulse emitted from GPS satellites. Aesthetically, China Gates is rooted in works for open public space and belongs to a series of works, which celebrate the use of innovative mobile technologies to explore public space and public audience. Continue reading

Jul 7, 2008
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Live Stage: Navigating the Space of the Future [nl Amsterdam]

david_dunn.jpg[Image: David Dunn] Navigating the Space of the Future – Seminar with presentations by: Yolande Harris, David Dunn and Atau Tanaka:: April 15, 2008; 8:30 pm :: Netherlands Media Art Institute, Keizersgracht 264, 1016 EV Amsterdam :: LIVE STREAM.

What does it mean to navigate? What is the importance of location specificity? What does it mean to get lost? The increasing accuracy of satellite navigation strives to eliminate the possibility of human error, but it also produces a sense of dislocation from one’s immediate environment by abstracting location as the coordinates of longitude and latitude. What place is there for one’s body, one’s senses, one’s conscious and unconscious awareness of space, if this knowledge is so apparently made redundant by GPS? Continue reading

Apr 9, 2008
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SoundWalk2008 + Soundwok Artiject [us Long Beach]

soundwalk08.jpgSoundWalk2008 – Call for Artists: Artists who utilize, in any manner, sound in their work are invited to submit to the Fifth Annual SoundWalk event to be held in Long Beach CA on September 20, 2008. Please go here for submission requirements and further information. Deadline: July 1, 2008.

Soundwok Artiject – Call for Participants: Take part immediately in a cutting-edge “artiject” in which the aesthetic consciousness of upstream sonifiers is mapped utilizing GIS technology. Continue reading

Apr 7, 2008
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Acoustic Space: On Spectral Ecology and Art

acousticspace.jpgAcoustic Space Issue # 7: SPECTROPIA – On Spectral Ecology and Art :: CALL FOR PAPERS – Deadline for abstracts – April 21, 2007 :: We are seeking manuscripts for the upcoming Acoustic Space journal to be published for the next Art+Communication Festival. Entitled SPECTROPIA, this year festival edition will take place in Riga, October 16 – 19, 2008.

The print journal, Acoustic Space is a forum for, sound art and creative explorations in the networked electro-acoustic environments. Now in its 7th edition, Acoustic Space – SPECTROPIA issue investigates the rapid transformation of the usage of the radio frequency spectrum that we are witnessing in the 21st century. Continue reading

Apr 4, 2008
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Sun Run Sun: Sonic Navigations

sunra.jpgYolande Harris invites you to the events that mark the culmination of her artist residence project Sun Run Sun: Sonic Navigations at the Netherlands Media Art Institute in collaboration with STEIM in Amsterdam.

“The project development over the last four months has been intense and varied, and the months of March and April hold the exhibitions and performances of five related works on the theme of navigation technologies, environment and sound. The central work is the Satellite Sounders, small portable instruments for hearing the live data from the GPS satellite network. These can be tried out by walking along the canals around NIMk and are part of the upcoming Territorial Phantom exhibition there. The two installation pieces, Dead Reckoning and Navigating by Circles present spaces of intuitive navigation in sound and video, in Amsterdam and Den Haag.” Continue reading

Mar 17, 2008
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Reblogged David McCallum Interview

mccallum-warbike.jpgI often describe people I write about here at Serial Consign as friends and peers and both of these terms definitely apply to David McCallum. David is a Toronto-based artist and musician whose subverts electronic hardware, software and networks towards playful and performative ends. He has a background in physics and music and received a Masters in Art and Technology from Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg, Sweden.

I met David in 2006 at Mutek, and got to know him and his work through his excellent curation of our Vague Terrain issue on locative media. David’s creative practice is quite varied, and perusal of his recent work reveals interests in improv performance, modified timepieces and insect orchestras. Continue reading

Mar 14, 2008
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