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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

Yami Ichi Brussels #2

Some images from Yami Ichi Brussels #2, 2017. It is was a great event thanks to IMAL and all who participated!

Photos: Alex Zakkas, Bjørn Magnhildøen, Jan Robert Leegte, Konstantina Mavridou and Zsolt Mesterhazy.

Leap Second Festival 2016

60-medium

Just a sec…
– an untimely intervention –
http://leapsecond.online/

WHEN
Saturday New Year’s Eve Dec 31 2016 23:59:60 and lasts one second until Jan 1 2017 00:00:00 (UTC).
Check what UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) is at your location: https://www.timeanddate.com/time/leapseconds.html
Check when the leap second happens at your location to make sure you don’t miss it: https://time.is/leapsecond/

WHAT
During the leap second all the works in the festival are exhibited, executed, performed.
This year we’ve emphasized collaborative, experimental, project-based works that in various ways embed the leap second idea and function as leap second events in themselves.

WHO
The festival is a distributed, decentralized event coordinated on the net.
There are around 140 participants in the festival, including the residency program.

&(Barbora Trnková & Tomáš Javurek), Agam Andreas, anonymous74, Dan Arenzon, William Bain, Domenico Dom Barra, Dennis De Bel, Diego Bernaschina, Sissel Berntsen, Browserbased group, Igor and Ivan Buharov, Christian Bøen, jonCates, Anna Chatziioannidi, Nick Collins, Martin Conrads, det0une (Edoardo Gaudieri), Dim Dx [Dmitry], Eros Dibra, g_host, Cleber Gazana, Emilie Gervais, Kyriaki Goni, GrandLapin, Gottfried Haider, Samantha Harvey, Erik Hesby, Isaac Andrés Espinoza Hidrobo, Tibor Horváth, iEstupor, INTERLICHTSPIELHAUS, Jan-M. Iversen, iwbdjdyatmvezdmnekzawvb, Timo Kahlen, Martin Kleppe, Jan Robert Leegte, Dimitris Leontzakos, Patrick Lichty, Robert B. Lisek, Anita Lugomer, Riccardo Mantelli and Sara Savini, Sherwin Altarez Mapanoo, Konstantina Mavridou, Microfost, Ortensio Lando, Lorna Mills , Laura Netzzz, Maia Nichols, Anne Niemetz, Pancrazio Leonardo de Padova, Simon Perathoner, Klaus Pinter, Dominik Podsiadly, PolakVan Bekkum, Miriam Poletti, Frère Reinert, Michael Ridge, Stefan Riebel, Nigel Roberts, Bence Rohánszky, Natallia Sakalova, Giovanni Salice, Vijay Kumar Sappatti, Alan Sondheim, Shivkumar K V, Filippo Tassinari, Sacha Toncovic, Andrew Topel, Juergen Trautwein, Jules Varnedoe, Matt Vogel, Thomas Wernberg, Joonas Westerlund, Alexis Williams, William Wolfgang Wunderbar, Pawel Wocial & Kamila Tuszynska.

One Second Residency Program:
Artists: Jordan Topiel Paul, Douglas Repetto, Joseph Moore, Maja kalogera, Nina Sobell, Micheál O’Connell, Bartis Noémi, Krishan Mistry, h/ lev, Jak Bobby, Denise kehoe, Erica Mena, Dirk Vekemans, Nhawfal Juma’at, ronnie s, Heike Endemann, Bron Belcher, didem erk, Jessica Earle, judithS bauer, Faith Wilson, Victor Matthew Ablorh, Daniel Giordano, marcela jardon, Filippo Tassinari, Rodrigo Arenas-Carter, Mattias Hellberg, Tamsin I Irwin, Wei Hsinyen, Okwei Odili, Nathan Markham, Alex Ness, Jedrzej Cichosz, Patrick Lichty, maia nichols, Igor and Ivan Buharov, Sara P, Eylul Dogruel, hizzy, The Best (Najbolja), Ramon Bonilla.
Residencies: CeRCCa, China Residencies, Art in Motion – Imagine Residency, nonesuch @main & Station leap second residency, Ayatana Artistic Research Program, King Island Arts & Cultural Centre Chris Green, Y, ARTErra rural artistic residencie (Portugal), Drunken Boat One-Second Residency, The Only Real Time Based Net Art Girl Adspace Residency, Laboratory, Wave Farm Residency Program, Nonesuch Paper, Gushul Residency Program, R.A.R.O, redpoint, OPEN A.i.R., Sklad Air, North & Found, Neptune Base Station, Perfect Users, the icing room, https://www.PerfectUsersCollective.tumblr.com

WHY
Art, new technology and precarity raise some issues which the leap second can exemplify and realize.
The leap second adjustment is a consequence of technology, practically immaterial, virtual, untimely – outside of time so to say – awkward, unsuitable and is a glitch or a wobble on global scale in earth’s rotation and in electronic time systems (OSs). In the same way, the festival is scalable from extremely big to extremely small, somehow mirroring the extension of technology. It’s also a metaphor for the precarity caused by technology. And it’s questioning its own existence: A leap second is an extra second between :59 and :00 that is left invisible on our watches and most computer systems. It’s usually faked using one of three glitchy processes – repeat, freeze, smear – to adjust clock-time. And finally. with its awkward, impossible format, the focus of the festival could very well be exactly that: a questioning of art and its appearance, materiality, objecthood, to tie onto traditions of conceptual and postconceptual art, net art, ao. and lead to an exploration of media in search of itself (as an ‘appearing’ form, or questioning its form). A festival or non-event like this could bring these questions to the front as its main character or theme.

SPECIAL SECTIONS / VENUES
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Leap Second Net- & Codework
http://noemata.net/leapsec27/code/
Description: Works dealing with networks, code, interactivity and real-time processes related to the leap second. Highly recommended!

One Second Film Festival
http://noemata.net/leapsec27/ff/
Description: A show with one second moving images works.

Songs for the Leap Second
http://noemata.net/leapsec27/songs/
Description: A soundtrack album for the leap second. 29 Songs and audio-works made, adapted, or remixed to fit the leap second event in various ways – repeat, freeze, smear!

One Second Residency Program
http://leapsecond.date
Description:  A dating service between artists and art residencies that lasts one second. 19 institutions have provided residencies to 41 artists for the leap second!

Radio Patapoe Broadcast
http://radiopatapoe.nl:8000/leapsecond.m3u
The radio will have a dedicated broadcast of the album “Songs for the Leap Second” during the festival.
Schedule: Dec 31 2016 23:59:60 to Jan 1 2017 00:56:00 (UTC – Universal Coordinated Time), which equals: Jan 1 2017  00:59:60 to 01:56:00 (CET – Central European Time).

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Happy leap second! And (after that) new year!

Enjoy!
–Leap Second Festival Team

http://leapsecond.online/

THE MAKING OF LEAP SECOND FESTIVAL 2016
– video –

vertical: https://vimeo.com/223023317
horizontal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glP6PFkMAxU

VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO
Katerina Gkoutziouli for advice, Igor Buharov and Tibor Horvath for conversations about LSF, and Karina Palosi for the flyer.
The same thanks also goes to Ana Buigues for discussions, encouragement, and El-Estudio gallery space, Tom Klev for advice, and Arts Council Norway/Visual Arts for funds.

ABOUT
The festival is organized by
Ars Publica/noemata http://www.noemata.net (Bjørn Magnhildøen).
Browserbased Group http://www.browserbased.org (Zsolt Mesterhazy and Radovan Misovic).
Contact: leapsec@noemata.net / iheartmyart@browserbased.org
Follow: https://twitter.com/leapsecfest