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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, 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.