From: Jeremy Rossen (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Nov 07 2009 - 14:47:24 PST
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Date: Fri, 6 Nov 2009 14:14:38 -0500
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Subject: International Experimental Media Congress
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International Experimental Media Congress
Registration for the International Experimental Media Congress is now open.
Below, please find some preliminary details about the plans for the Congress.
International Experimental Media Congress
Preliminary Program, April 7-11, 2010
The first Congress since the storied 1989 Toronto Experimental Film Congress, this gathering will promote ongoing international conversations and provide platforms for creative discussions about the burning issues related to experimental media production, exhibition, dissemination, criticism, pedagogy and reception. Including panels, roundtables, dialogues, international field reports and open forums, the Congress will bring together film, video and new media artists, theorists, archivists and curators from around the world for an intense four days of discussions. Although plans are still underway, the outline below offers an idea of the direction and shape of the issues, which have come forth from our online survey and subsequent planning.
The 2010 International Experimental Media Congress will run over the last four days of the 23rd Images Festival (April 1-10, 2010).
Topics and discussions will include:
1.keynote dialogue bridging together both contemporary and historical perspectives to reflect on the growth and change of media practice over the last twenty years.
2. Field reports on geographic locations with burgeoning experimental scenes.
3. Roundtables on:
a. the idea of collectivity in contemporary media art, addressing both production based as well as curatorial/exhibition collectives.
b. the projected and moving image within the gallery setting, bringing together curators and artists to discuss current issues, achievements and debates.
4. Panels on:
a. The urgency of the archive, from the perspective of preservation practise and the archive as source material for artistic practise.
b. recent practices across genre, media and aesthetic/political structures.
c. the historical in contemporary media art: from specific cultural histories and technological change, to the questioning of cultural and geographic centres
in relationship to global practices.
d. medium specificity in relation to experimental media production and archival practices: how do film, video, and digital formats diverge and come
e. the development and change of artistic practice in relationship to changing media. Do certain media introductions lead to sui generis creation or is
there a traceable line through all types of media exploration?
f. the gateways that inhibit artistic practice, be they questions of bandwidth, net neutrality, software/freeware, planned obsolescence or the phasing out
of older technologies. An inquiry into the work of art in the age of the consumer technology cycle.
g. Experimental media making as a critical/political practice.
The Congress will take place at the Ontario College of Art and Design (100 McCaul Street) and York University (4700 Keele Street) in Toronto.
Opens December 1 at experimentalcongress.org
Please contact us if you’d like a registration form mailed or emailed to you. (contact info below)
Fees: 75$, 25$ cultural workers, students, underemployed (free for OCAD and York Students with ID)
Our Hotel partner is the Super 8 Downtown Toronto at 222 Spadina Avenue in Chinatown, a mere 10 minute walk to the Conference venue. Conference rate is $82.00 [plus taxes] and includes breakfast.
*EARLY BIRD RATE = Book by 15 February and receive FREE PARKING [18.00/day value]
Book by phoning (647) 426-8118 or 1-877-605-7666
*REQUEST : Images Festival Rate // More info at http://www.super8downtowntoronto.com
-Congress Keynote discussion will take place the evening of Wednesday, April 7 (time + place TBC)
-The Congress will run Thursday-Sunday, April 8-11, 10 AM to 6 PM at OCAD with additional events at York University (addresses above).
-After March 10, 2010, visit www.imagesfestival.com for related evening programming.
-- Chris Kennedy, Conference Coordinator 2010 International Experimental Media Congress http://www.experimentalcongress.org EMAIL: email suppressed __________________________________________________________________ For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>. _________________________________________________________________ Find the right PC with Windows 7 and Windows Live. http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/pc-scout/laptop-set-criteria.aspx?cbid=wl&filt=200,2400,10,19,1,3,1,7,50,650,2,12,0,1000&cat=1,2,3,4,5,6&brands=5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16&addf=4,5,9&ocid=PID24727::T:WLMTAGL:ON:WL:en-US:WWL_WIN_evergreen2:112009 __________________________________________________________________ For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.