[NetBehaviour] LaptopRus Meeting: Digicult panel - Museo Reina Sofia Madrid

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Wed Jun 2 12:09:17 CEST 2010

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04 - 06 JUNE 2010

As part of the LaptopRus Meeting in Madrid, Digicult has the pleasure to 
speak to the panel "SESSION 3 - IN ACTION: Patching the networks ", 
scheduled for Sunday, June 6 from 11:00 to 14:00 at the Reina Sofia Museum. 
In the context of intervention, Digicult will firstly present its critical 
and journalistic activities as well as its networking dynamics on the web 
portal, magazine and agency activity, and will than provide a critical 
overview of the Audiovisual contemporary cross-disciplinary production in a 
context of international neworking, not only as ways of relating but also 
sharing ideas, projects, social contexts and human and professional 


LaptopsRus concludes its 2009 - 2010 touring season with a spectacular 
performance at Matadero Madrid, a conference at Museo Nacional Centro de 
Arte Reina Sofía and an AVLAB workshop at Medialab Prado. LaptopsRus is an 
international project which brings together AV performers from different 
countries. While LaptopsRus curates and invites known or unknown AV 
performers, there is also an ALL-accepted web-based Open Call for woman live 

LaptopsRus is a network initiative which holds public MEETING | REUNIÓN with 
woman live performers in a tournament setting for its 2009-2010 touring 
season. The first 'battle' organized by LaptopsRus took place at the AV 
Festival Vision'R of Paris in the spring of 2009. Since then LaptopsRus has 
toured four seasons based on the four classic elements: spring / air (Paris 
and Geneva), summer / fire (Cáceres), Fall / earth (online), Winter /water 
(Berlin). LaptopsRus brings AV real time performance, which was usually 
presented in clubs and AV festivals, to Matadero Contemporary Art Center. To 
contextualize this genre of performance, a workshop and a conference are 
presented at Madrid's leading medialab and museum (AVlab workshop at 
Medialab PRADO Madrid and a conference at Reina Sofía).

LaptopsRus is a project led by two multimedia artists, Maite Cajaraville, 
based in Madrid, and Shu Lea Cheang, who lives in Paris. With the intention 
to promote and network woman live performers, they create this "portable' 
ring-setting event which can be held anywhere, even online. They use 
internet's social networks (facebook, myspace, Vimeo, Flickr) to connect, 
share and network the laptop generation women.


Matadero Madrid - two performance nights on june 4 &5

Among the artists invited to the 'Meeting / Reunion' at Matadero Madrid are 
Chika (USA), Nikki (Italy), Randa Mirza (Lebanon), Soni- Riot (Germany), eM 
Tv and erelevil vj (France), a-li-ce (France), Paula Vélez (Colombia), 
Kowalski (Badajoz), Alba G. Corral (BCN), ...


Medialab Prado - AVLAB workshop on June 5

Live coding, Live performance, Live cinema, live Art, Live a life! 
Laptopsrus leads the AVLAB workshop as an interactive platform invites local 
and international perfomers to discuss the 'behind the scene' hardware and 
software development in real time AV works..


Museo Reina Sofia - Generation Laptop Real Time Meeting

LaptopsRus in association with Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía 
presents "Generation Laptop Real Time" mini-conference. While digital art in 
installation/DVD Format has claimed exhibition space in the museums, the 
dynamic real time visual/audio processing works, , mostly presented at clubs 
and AV festivals, are yet to be explored and exhibited at the museum 
quarters. The conference, bringing together artists, curators, theorists, 
critics, practitioners, scholars, organizers and interventonists, provides a 
platform for critical review of contemporary AV live performance and further 
networks today's laptop generation.

Talkers: http://www.laptopsrus.me/madrid2010/reinasofia/talkers.html


June 4 (Friday) - 11:00 - 14:00

SESSION 1 - IN PROCESS: coding AV live performance
The current 'scene' of AV live performance is constantly redefining the 
codes of processing AV materials. In this panel, we review terms of live 
processing with live performers, artists, trend watchers and cultural 
commentators. How can we advance the apprication of live art, processing 
art, code art as the most lively art form today ?

Panelists: Jose Luís Brea (Spain) , Things Happen (Spain) , José 
López-Montes (Spain) , Cornelia Lund (Germany)


June 5 (Friday) - 16:00 - 19:00

SESSION 2 - RIOT GIRLS TECHNO QUEEN: the rise of laptop generation women
We give a special spotlight for the rise of woman laptop generation. Tracing 
back cyberfeminism of early 90s to the emergence of social network and free 
software communities, This panel heralds a vibrant network of performing 
women claiming their space and bookmarks on the Net.

Panelists: Claudia Ossandón (Chile) , Julianne Pierce (Austrlia) , soni riot 
(Germany) , Miriam Ruiz (Spain) , Remedios Zafra (Spain)


June 6 (Sunday) - 11:00 - 14:00

SESSION 3 - IN ACTION: patching the networks
While we discuss the current AV performance practice and network 
possibilities, we focus the debate on - Collective action vs. Personal 
accent, commons vs.editions, public e-space, social network vs. urban 
screens. As we breathe the network culture daily, how can we further expand 
cross-platforms of AV performance?

Panelists: Jay Barros (Spain) , Alba G Corral (Spain) , Marco Mancuso & 
Claudia D'Alonzo for Digicult (Italy) , Javier Duero (Spain) , Anne roquigny 

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