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Near-Field Communication Digital Art Biennale, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 2018

open call for works
Near Enough? – the amsterdam edition of the 3rd near-field communication digital art biennale – is calling for works! the idea is to take advantage of the potentials of near field (mis)communication and other sharing technologies for showcasing and making web-based digital art in outdoors settings. after gol(No) and warsaw(PL), #nfcdab#3 will come to amsterdam(NL) and go on to valencia(ES), wroclaw(PL) and possibly prague(CZ), berlin (DE), and athens(GR). the works are being shared between nodes! deadline for submissions is 31 july 2018!
exhibition dates: 5 -12 august 2018 with the exception of 11th.
technology:
NFC tags, QR codes, routers (free hotspots), sensors. 
keep in mind: A. human sensory pack, B. sensors in mobile devices, see: https://www.w3.org/2009/dap/
what we’re looking for:
– contextual, parasitic, virtual, imaginary, descriptive, phenomenological, mapping art.
– parasitic on art context and on human perception.
– the character is lo-budget and lo-tech, even to the degree of being ‘bricked’ (unresponsive) as a strategy against the spectacle which is technology.
– a focus on the relation between inert physical objects and their virtual counterpart in a broad sense being objects of our perception – coming alive, activated by innate or prostetic sensors.
– fictionalization, obfuscation, and muddling of information, activating associative, lateral, derailing storylines. a staging of events, not for common digestion all bombyx (written on a box of canned silk worm pupaes). there should always be the possibility that the biennale doesn’t exist. it may be a practical joke or simply a hallucination of arcane references found in public spaces, toilet walls, and bricked streets. 
– the works can be textual descriptions of possible or impossible artworks for the locations. invert works to ‘prompts’ for activating the subject ‘in place of the work’.
– alternative mapping strategies between physical and virtual.
– how the tech can be used to invert modes of exhibition and perception.
– people can act like sensors, works can be prompts – an activation of your innate senses.
– descriptive art, the code-tag can act as a prompt for people to write, to email, web or nfc message board.
– a description of a virtual or imaginary artwork, or reinterpretation of a real (or virtual!) work at site.
– hybrid object, virtual-real, the tag refers to its virtual counter-part, complement/undermine/commenting it.
– an object’s memory, available to the decoder, and collected by (mail/web/nfcboard).
– virtual graffiti, a camera obscura – creating of an inverted virtual-physical space.
– ambulating, walking, tagging, flaneur.
submit:
– content playable or bricked on mobile, portable devices, human senses and imagination.
– whatever you can conjure up related to the call, even if  it is of a contrary stance.
– interventions and tripwires.
– submissions should contain: title, author, url or file(s), sticker graphics fitting on 9x 4,5cm in a landscape orientation with QR code title, author + whatever. we will print, cut and paste them onto the plantersigns. multiple stickers with QR codes are possible when needed! see: more works or text based works that are longer than approx. 255 words presented only on QR code. if you wish you can send us a NFC tag or an explanation why you need a NFC tag! sorry, guys we are working with a shoestring budget! 
via email
    to: iheartmyart@browserbased.org
    subject: Near Enough? nfcdab# 2018
we will be greatful if you spread the word and forward the call!
organizers:
for the bird visit: http://joub.in/bird/lands/
online tools:
URL shortener: https://bitly.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Near-Field Communication Digital Art Biennale, Warsaw, Poland. 2018

This is the first show of the 3rd edition of the “legendary” digital biennale of digital art in your city. In 2018, apart from Wawa, this independent idea generated in Wrocław, conquers other European cities like Gol in Norway, Amsterdam, Valencia … we also have plans for Berlin and Athens.
You cant miss it!
Grab your smartphone or tablet and prepare yourself for the stream of works made by dozens of Polish and foreign artists operating in the field of digital art based on web browsers.
This Saturday go outside ! You can watch #nfcdab shows individually as well as
with a group of friends. The Warsaw edition is hosted by V9 and ADA. But we go many steps further – during the festival the gallery will also outdoor. The map will lead you to art pieces.

YOUR PHONE IS A FRAME FOR PRESENTED WORKS !!!

We will provide you with the most amazing and unconventional examples sent to our biennials from the endless areas of the Internet. You will see net-art, post-conceptual digital art, glitch art, pseudo “viral” applications, independent music, strange and rare video clips, etc.

All works will be available using mobile devices through QR codes, WiFi routers or RIFID / NFC chips.

Before starting the artistic trip, approach ADY (Puławska 37 and V9 Gallery), where you will get a map with all useful information. The exhibition will take the form of a quasi urban game. You will win when you find works in the original circumstances of nature around.
IMPORTANT!
Prepare your mobile device in advance:
1. Check if you have the best QR code reading app suitable for your phone type.
2. Enter the communication settings and check if you have access to read NFC / RIFID tags and enable them.
3. In the exhibition area you can also connect to our special WiFi routers, thanks to which you will be able to download works prepared by artists for the shows.
4. Search for places with the Biennale logo attached – ART is waiting for you there. A map will lead you to them.
5. Check if you can install applications from unknown sources.

*) In case of any doubts and questions please go to Dominik Podsiadły, originator of # nfcdab, and to a team of co-organizers with V9 and ADA. Dominik will help you to grasp technical and other issues.
If you want to talk or share your impressions – Dominik is happy to talk with you.

WE INVITE YOU ON SATURDAY 23/06/2018 TO ADA AND V9 AT UL.PUŁAWSKA 37 AND TO THE PARK near around

Participating:

Alex Zakkas
Alexander Christiaan Jacob (DON’T WANT US TO USE “DEKKER”-NAME)
Amelia Marzec
Anon
Anthony Stephenson
Ayshe Kizilçay
Ben Grosser
Bjørn Magnhildøen
Bob BrueckL
Bransha Gautier (NOT “BRANISLAVA NIKOLIC”)
Chih Yang Chen
Cyborg Art Collective (CHARLES M. ALAN)
Diana Galimzyanova, Artem Gavrilyuk-Bozhko
Diego Bernaschina
Diego Faskner Silveira
Diego Fernando Ospina Melo
Emilie Gervais
Frère Reinert
HYENAZ
Hyeseon Jeong, Kihuun Park, Jiha Jeon, UBERMORGEN
iXtupor
Jan Robert Leegte
Joana Chicau
Joubin Zargarbashi
Julie Libersat & Adam Love
Kappala Kumar
Karina Palosi
Karl Heinz Jeron
Konstantina Mavridou
Kyriaki Goni
Lanny Quarles
Maarten Schuurman
Marcus Guttenplan
Mario Santamaria
Mike Wessling
Morten Skogly
Nick Mattan
Olga Guse
Robert Lisek
Sarawut Chutiwongpeti
Silvia Gatti
sJagoda Dmochowska
Tibor Horvath
Ynfab Bruno (DOESN’T WANT TO USE “FANNY BRUNO”)
Zsolt Mesterhazy

Iza Koczanowska:
Artyści:
COROZIA / Wrocław
DESPER / Lublin
KRYST / Warszawa
KRZESKI / Lublin
MEKUSO / Warszawa
PANDY WARHOU / Augustów
SZYMON KARPIERZ
VERBALIZER / 3MIASTO

Alan Sondheim
Alex Ness
Andrzej Kołomański
Anita Lugomer
Domenico Dom Barra
Dominik Podsiadły
FACEGRUBER
Florian Kuhlmann
Filipe Matos
Iza Koczanowska
Jarkko Räsänen
Jarosław Potoczny
Juan Manuel Morales
Leroy Brothers
Mira Boczniowicz
Paweł Marcinek
Paweł Mikułowski

 

Near-Field Communication Digital Art Biennale, Gol, Norway. 2018

Roaming activity: idea for a knitted QR code cap and photoshop by Bjørn Magnhildøen.

 

On 04.05.18, the opening of nfcdab #3 took place in Gol, Norway with participating artists: Anon, Diego Bernaschina, Bob BrueckL, Ynfab Bruno, Chih Yang Chen, Joana Chicau, Sarawut Chutiwongpeti, Cyborg Art Collective, Jagoda Dmochowska, Diana Galimzyanova, Artem Gavri, lyuk-Bozhko, Silvia Gatti, Bransha Gautier, Emilie Gervais, Kyriaki Goni, Ben Grosser, Olga Guse, Marcus Guttenplan, Alexander Christiaan Jacob, Karl Heinz Jeron, Tibor Horvath, HYENAZ, iXtupor, Hyeseon Jeong, Kihuun Park, Jiha Jeon, UBERMORGEN, Ayshe Kizilçay, Florian Kuhlman, Kappala Kumar, Jan Robert Leegte, Julie Libersat & Adam Love, Robert Lisek, Bjørn Magnhildøen, Amelia Marzec, Nick Mattan, Konstantina Mavridou, Zsolt Mesterhazy, Diego Fernando Ospina Melo, Karina Palosi, Lanny Quarles, Frère Reinert, Mario Santamaria, Maarten Schuurman, Diego Faskner Silveira, Morten Skogly, Anthony Stephenson, Mike Wessling, Alex Zakkas, Joubin Zargarbashi.

For extended documentation and catalogue of the event http://noemata.net/nfcdab3/

Dates and deadlines as the biennale travels on in 2018:
Gol, 4.-6. May 2018 (deadline 25. April), organized by noemata.
Warszaw, 23. June 2018 (deadline 10. June), organized by nfcwproject/dominik podsiadly. Submit your work https://nfcwproject.tumblr.com/submit!
Wroclaw, to be announnced, organized by nfcwproject/dominik podsiadly.
Amsterdam, 5.-12. August 2018 (deadline end of July), organized by browserbased.
Valencia, to be announced, organized by noemata.

 

60-60.network at Piksel17

60-60.network, a collaboration between 60Seconds Short Film Festival and Leap Second Festival, presents 10x 1-minute movies and 75x 1-second ones for the Piksel Savers section of Piksel 17 in Bergen, Norway on November 16, 2017.

60Seconds Short Film Festival: Jens Axel Beck, Rasmus Riemann, Evalajka Pervin, Maria Gondek, Oana Constantineanu, María José Alós, Roland Wegerer, Alexandra Mocan & Nicolae Romanitan, Verika Kovacevska, Fernando Baena.

Leap Second Festival: Agam Andreas, Alan Sondheim, Alexandra Andries, Amelia Johannes, Ana Buigues, Anne Niemetz,  Ayshe Kizilcay, Bence Rohanszky, Bjørn Magnhildøen, Bruno Melo, Chris Funkhouser, Christian Boen, Cleber Gazana, David Whitcraft, Dennis De Bel, Dom Barra, Domenico Barra, Dominik Podsiadly, Edoardo
Gaudieri (det0une), Eleonora Roaro, Esther Polak and Ivar van Bekkum, Frere Reinert, Hande Zerkin, Heidi Horsturz, Igor and Ivan Buharov, INTERLICHTSPIELHAUS, Irena Kalodera, Jules Varnedoe, Jurgen Trautwein, Justyna Kabala, Karina Mitchell, Kyriaki Goni, Lau Ching Wa Jess, Leap Second Festival, Lorna Mills, Martin Howse,  Matt Vogel, Matthias Hauan Arbo, Mauricio Sanhueza, Miriam Poletti, Nenad Nedeljkov, Nick Mattan, Nico Vassilakis, Nigel Roberts, Pasha Radetzki, Patrick Lichty, Paul Wiegerinck, Pawel Wocial and Kamila Tuszynska, Ria Puskas, Sarawut Chutiwongpeti, Sherwin Altarez Mapanoo, Simon Coates, Simon Perathoner, Sissel Berntsen, Theodora Prassa, William Wolfgang Wunderbar with Sacha Toncovich.

http://17.piksel.no/?paged=2&cat=5

 

Scripting the Other

Scripting the Other curated by noemata.net for thewrong.org.

Opening event, Nov 1, 2017 19:00 (CET/Paris time)
Performance reariting : Apparatus_is {Other-s}
By Annie Abrahams and Emmanuel Guez. With Nick Montfort, Zombectro, Renee Carmichael. Based on a text by Annie Abrahams. http://readingclub.fr/
Exhibiting artists
: Annie Abrahams, Mez Breeze, Ynfab Bruno, brokenenglish.lol, Renee Carmichael, Mark Cypher, Eurico Sá Fernandes, Emmanuel Guez, David Guez, Jan Robert Leegte, Anna-Luise Lorenz, Loveletter.exe, Christine Meinders, Nick Montfort, Geert Mul, Luke Munn, Jeneen Naji, Quenzamson, Antoine Schmitt, Selwa Sweidan, Enric Socias, Winnie Soon, Michael Szpakowski, Canek Zapata, Zombectro, zipIT.

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SCRIPTING THE OTHER explores the notions of the Other and Otherness in online, performative scripting and writing. The idea is to use internet as an instrument of the Other, and antitheses to the echochamber of the self, and set up an interface towards it, as if communicating with or observing an undefined, unknown or unknowable entity, operating system, or AI. The exhibition examines text and text-visuals in meeting with an inordinant ‘Here Comes Everything’, the role and protocol of author, reader, viewer – entangled and undermined.
The exhibition is a pavilion in the third edition of The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennale (Nov 1, 2017 – Jan 31, 2018), http://thewrong.org.
The exhibition is organized and curated by Noemata (Bjørn Magnhildøen, Ana Buigues). The show is part of the project Other Writing initiated by Noemata and funded by Arts Council Norway, http://kulturradet.no. Noemata is a production site for digital and netbased art, http://noemata.net, affiliated with PNEK (production network for electronic art Norway), http://pnek.org.

Website
:
http://theother.online/

Publications:
http://esoteric.codes/post/168781863779/reading-as-writing-coding-as-public-performance
http://esoteric.codes/post/167276090838/portrait-of-a-web-server