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11th Audiovisual Arts Festival

The 11th Audiovisual Arts Festival of the Ionian University, depts. of Music Studies and Audio & Visual Arts, is extended in space and time: the festival will last for a total of 23 days, from May 20th to June 11th, and will be held at both Corfu and Athens.
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COAL PRIZE 2017 CALL FOR ENTRIES | DEADLINE 20/07/2017

The global ecological crisis now affects all societies, territories and activities, criss-crossing its economic and social consequences. But this crisis is also a cultural one. Therefore, the solutions to it can not only be political and technical. Culture can be a major player. Every year the COAL Prize highlights ten projects by artists working on environmental issues in the field of visual arts. Together they are participating in building a new collective narrative, that is optimistic and essential for everyone to find the motivation to implement the necessary changes towards a more sustainable world. Apply until 20/07/2017
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Media Art and Art Market: an interview with Christiane Paul

Christiane Paul is a renown theoretician and curator who has largely treated arguments that embrace Media Art, Digital Art and the wide spectrum of sectors that relates art and technologies. She is currently associate professor at the School of Media Studies at The New School in New York: coined the term “neomateriality”, which can be considered as a central concept in the definition of certain touching points between the realm of contemporary art and the general understanding of Media Art.
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Joshua Frankel. I LIVE HERE

In partnership with Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and The Municipal Art Society of New York, Times Square Arts presents artist Joshua Frankel’s I LIVE HERE, Animation from “A Marvelous Order” on Times Square’s electronic billboards from 11:57 p.m. to midnight every night in May.
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Rosa Barba: from source to poem to rhythm to reader

Rosa Barba’s films and sculptures bring together memory and fiction, documentary-style narrative and sci-fi storytelling, in a wide-ranging reflection on the poetic qualities of landscape as a place deeply engraved with the traces of history.
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Lanfranco Aceti: empty spaces for new heretical art views

Pasquale Napolitano in conversation with Lanfranco Aceti about the politics of art production in current economic conditions within the EU, in the light of the edition of dOCUMENTA taking place in a symbolic place of the economic crisis: Athens. The project Empty Pr(oe)mises Lanfranco Aceti is curating right now is a laboratory of forms of resistance and resilience in which contemporary art becomes method of investigation and a vehicle to create new communities.
AppArtAward: apps, creativity, art, new technologies

AppArtAward 2017 Open Call | Deadline 7/05/2017

The ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, CyberForum and their partners look for the best artworks in app format to celebrate the 7th AppArtAward anniversary. The AppArtAward honors apps that represent advanced artistic applications. Besides artistic aspects, the creative integration as well as the use of options offered by new technologies is important. Apply for the categories of Game Art, Sound Art and AppARTivism until May 7, 2017
Algorithms that Matter - questioning the algorithm in sound art and experimental computer music

ALMAT Call for Residencies: Algorithms that Matter | Deadline 16/04/2017

How do algorithmic processes emerge and structure the praxis of experimental computer music? Almat is happy to announce a call for three artistic research residencies to take place in 2017/18! Algorithms that Matter is an artistic research project by Hanns Holger Rutz and David Pirrò that aims at understanding the increasing influence of algorithms, translating them into aesthetic positions in sound. It is grounded in the idea that algorithms are agents that co-determine the boundary between an artistic machine or “apparatus” and the object produced through this machine. Experienced practitioners in sound art and experimental computer music are invited to develop series of interrelated sound pieces that interrogate specific aspects of algorithmicity. Deadline: 16 April 2017
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Media Art and Art Market: an interview with Steve Fletcher

Steve Fletcher in conversation with Alessio Chierico about the role of Media Art and media artists in the contemporary art context and its market conditions, taking as an example the activity of the Carroll/Fletcher Gallery in London, one of the main referencing points of the contemporary art which emphasises the use of new technologies and committed to enquiries political and social topics.
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Technologizing Throw-Away Culture

In January 2017, a group of artists and academics travelled through Kenya to examine the rise of cheap, throw-away quality electronics. They visited downtown shopping streets, rural markets, luxury shopping malls and wholesale traders to buy and document one of the cheapest electronics accessories: USB charging cables. This event will include a presentation of their archive of USB cables, video and photography artwork, and a panel discussion on the broader implications of the recent global proliferation of cheap electronics.
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(Italiano) EFFIMERA: Suoni, luci, visioni. Carlo Bernardini, Sarah Ciracì, Roberto Pugliese

(Italiano) Ha inaugurato sabato 18 marzo alle ore 18.00 al MATA di Modena una nuova edizione di Effimera – Suoni, luci, visioni, a cura di Fulvio Chimento e Luca Panaro e in collaborazione con la Galleria Civica di Modena, che quest'anno propone opere di Carlo Bernardini, Sarah Ciracì e Roberto Pugliese. La mostra è realizzata con il supporto di Coptip e del Gruppo Fotografico Grandangolo BFI.
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In and Out of Art History: The Video Games Conundrum | Deadline: 23/042017

The Leonardo Electronic Almanac (The MIT Press) is inviting proposals from academics, art historians, video game theorists and practitioners, for an issue examining video games in relationship to and within art history. The issue aims to locate and investigate questions such as: Can we identify moments when art history and the history of video games are bound together? Can video games challenge now canonized and hegemonic discourses within art history?
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Memoria Esterna: Mika Taanila’s time machine

The first solo show of Mika Taanila in Italy, at the RITA URSO Artopia Gallery in Milan. On view: the video works produced by the artist using archive materials, and which deal with issues related to technology, media obsolescence, and the archaeology of the future.
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The never-ending performance that is living. An interview with Hugo Olim

The still image, which can be a photograph, or a frame of a video, or even a pixel, is a unity and as such it is a departing point for Hugo Olim’s artworks concept. Metaphorically, the still image, as is presented to us, results from a dialogue with sound from which it receives properties of rhythm and movement.
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Bill Viola – Electronic Renaissance

From March 10 to July 23, 2017 the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi will be introducing the Florentine public to Bill Viola. Electronic Renaissance, a significant exhibition celebrating this unchallenged master of video art.
NEW INC Open Call 2017

NEW INC Open Call 2017 | DEADLINE 30/04/2017

NEW INC is an incubator and professional development program founded by the New Museum to support ambitious ideas and approaches to culture, tech, and business that strive for a more creative, diverse, and equitable future. The Open Call 2017 has officially started on the 13th of March, and it adresses independent practitioners, start-ups, studios and collectives working at the intersection of culture and tech.
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Media Art and art market: an interview with Wolf Lieser

Since 1998 Wolf Lieser is curator and founder of the Digital Art Museum (DAM), an online museum which has being very active in supporting and promoting the history of Digital Art, since its very firsts experimentations in the end of 50's. In 2003 the museum started to be supported by a physical space: “DAM Gallery” where are regularly exhibited works that span all the categories from pioneers of the 60's till major artists of the last years.
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What is happening to our Brain? Art & Life in times of Cognitive Automation

Culture and brain form complex systems of influence, control and resistance. The present brain seems to have been invaded by technology: machines increasingly perform the previously human tasks of language, memory, and imagination, with our learning processes taken up by automated and algorithmic procedures.
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