[NetBehaviour] Netherlands Media Art Institute 30 years: Here we are - There we go!

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Mon Apr 20 14:55:59 CEST 2009

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Here we are - there we go!
8, 9 and 10 May 2009 - 30 years NIMk open house weekend

=Symposium Friday 8 May from 9:00 – 18:00 hrs Trouwgebouw Amsterdam
=Projection on the NIMk building by Jan van Nuenen Friday and Saturday 
starting at sunset
=Open house Saturday 9 May 12:00 – 21:00 hrs
=Party Saturday 9 May 21:00 – 03:00 hrs
=Open huis Sunday 10 May 12:00 – 18:00 hrs

The Netherlands Media Art Institute is 30 years old! We're going to 
celebrate that with a long weekend full of discussions, visual art and 
technology. We raise a glass to the future, and invite everyone to join 
us in thinking about the art of tomorrow, about media art and digital 
culture in all shapes and varieties. What fundamental changes are 
heading our way as a result of technological innovation? What influence 
is the digital environment of tomorrow having on art and artists today? 
And what does all this mean for an institute like the Media Art Institute?

 From May 8 through 10 there are presentations, performances, 
interventions, installations and projections in, on and around our 
building on the Keizersgracht. There is a conference in the Trouwgebouw, 
where we can talk about the future of media art together with artists, 
people from the field of culture, thinkers and innovators, under the 
title "Positions in flux". We're holding an Open House the whole 
weekend: the public is invited to drop in for conversations with artists 
in an open and relaxed atmosphere, to view the results from the Artlab, 
admire the designs for a new media art-mobile, see our newly refurbished 
mediatheque, and of course there will be lots of media art to see and 
experience. During the 'Open Platform: Think Ahead!' artists can make 
their pitch for new projects, one of which will finally be honored with 
a grant toward realisation. In the online project 'How I fell in love 
with Media Art' everyone who wants to can upload a short film, text or 
audio fragment in which they testify to their love for media art. Tell 
us – and others – why media art is one of the great loves of your life! 
Finally, there is a PARTY with dj's and performances and there are 
workshops for young. From May 8 through 10 you can meet the past, 
present and future in the Netherlands Media Art Institute.

Positions in flux: artists and institutions in the networked society
Location: Trouwgebouw Amsterdam
The symposium will center on some of the major parameters for the 
current and future development of contemporary art. In particular it 
will reflect on the aspect of cultural sustainability of art projects, 
art and technology initiatives and art curating. The symposium is 
comprised of three mutually connected panels:
+ Art goes politics with Hans Bernhard, Wafaa Bilal and Knowbotic 
Research, moderated by Chris Keulemans
+ New territories and cultures of the digital with Bronac Ferran, Nat 
Muller, Marcus Neustetter and Adam Somlai-Fischer, moderated by Rob van 
+ Open Source – A scheme for art production and curating? with Marcos 
Garcia, Jaromil, Joasia Krysa, Femke Snelting and Renée Turner moderated 
by Josephine Bosma
Entrance 15,- (students 10,-)

The symposium will be streamed from the symposium venue, Trouw 
Amsterdam. Online audiences will have the opportunity to participate in 
the debate in online chat. The results of the debate and its main 
contributions are reviewed and published online on the new Media Art 
Platform. <a href='http://www.mediaartplatform.org' target='_blank' 
name='www.mediaartplatform.org' class='bold'>www.mediaartplatform.org</a>

More information and registration: http://www.nimk.nl

_Open house_
* Installations // Interventions by Jan van Nuenen, Physics Destorter; 
Flirtman, Silver & True; Lilia Perez Romero, Frontera v.2; Marnix de 
Nijs, Exploded views – Mapping Florence; Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry 
Gelfand, Sonolevitation, with live spectroscopic video feed by Bas van 
Koolwijk; Constant Dullaart and the International Dance Party by Adad 
Hannah and Niklas Roy
* Open Platform Think Ahead -- pitch your new media art work more 
information: http://www.nimk.nl
*Mini backstages: Driessens & Verstappen, Erwin Olaf, Constant Dullaart 
and eddie d

_Other activities:_
*Presentations design new Media art Mobile (in collaboration with SKOR)
*Presentation new viewing set by Richard van Os (Üppig) & Annekatrien 
van Meegen
*Tours through the collection
*Curator for one day
*Open house: artlab, preservation and mediatheque
*How I fell in love with media art http://www.youtube.com/user/nimk30jaar
*WORKSHOPS for children age 4-6, 8-11 and 12-16 by Kristina Andersen, 
Audrey Samson and eddie d
*SCREENINGS Elephants Dream by Blender and works from the NIMk collection

DJ's RedNoseDistrikt and performances by Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry 
Gelfand (sound spatialization by TeZ), Feedback Society and TokTek vs MNK

Program subject to change more details: http://www.nimk.nl

Thanks to: Mondriaan Foundation; Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst; powered 
by BeamSystems; CCCS, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence; Délégation générale du 
Québec des Bruxelles.

Netherlands Media Art Institute
Keizersgracht 264
1016 EV Amsterdam

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