[NetBehaviour] Upgrade! Vienna: International Meeting of Net and Media Artists in Vienna

Olga olga.panades at gmail.com
Fri Sep 4 15:34:16 CEST 2009

Upgrade! Vienna: International Meeting of Net and Media Artists in Vienna
September 12, 2009; 8:00 pm
Central Garden Wien, Danube Canal
In case of bad weather, go to Nestroyhof Hamakom, Nestroyplatz 1
(corner of Czerningasse), 1020 Vienna

Upgrade! Vienna will open on September 12, 2009. The focus of Upgrade!
Vienna # 01 will be on the network itself, and several European node
operators have been invited to Vienna to that purpose: Upgrade!
Berlin, Upgrade! Eindhoven, Upgrade! Munich and Upgrade! Skopje will
be guests in Vienna on September 12, presenting their latest projects,
local activities as well as demonstrating the added value the network
provides in each case. Upgrade! Vienna will be operated as an
itinerant – nomadic – node, hosting future presentations in
established institutions of art as well as offspaces. Beyond that,
visits to the studio of local media artists are scheduled every month.
The medial realization of these visits will be disseminated through
the Web site at www.upgradevienna.at and thus will be accessible for
the Upgrade! Community.

Upgrade! Berlin will be represented by Ela Kagel. She is a curator,
media producer, member of the Public Art Lab and co-initiator of the
Mobile Studio Project. Upgrade! Eindhoven is operated by René Paré,
founder and director of the MAD emergent art center, and Carmin
Karasic, founding member of the Electronic Disturbance Theater,
vice-director of Boston Cyberarts and an instructor at renowned
universities in America. Upgrade! Munich is being created by the media
artist Tamiko Thiel (Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, ICA
London, Silicon Valley – San Jose Museum of Art, etc.) and by the
director, dramatic advisor and curator Horst Konietzny. The activities
of Upgrade! Skopje will be presented by the art historian and curator
Elena Veljanovska (co-curator of the Macedonian pavilion at the 53th
Biennale in Venice; founding member of LINE Initiative and Movement,
etc.). Upgrade! Vienna is curated and operated by Rosa von Suess
(curator; professor for TV and video film production at St. Pölten
University of Applied Sciences, with the main focus on format
development, interaction and virtual sets) and by Ursula Hentschläger
(communication expert and independent writeress in the sector of media
art; co-founder of www.zeitgenossen.com).

Olga P Massanet

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