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Call for Proposals: Designers & Artists 4 Genomics Award 2012

Due to its success in 2010 and 2011 the third edition of the Designers & Artists 4 Genomics Award (DA4GA) will take place in 2012. The results of the current edition are on exhibition at Naturalis, Leiden until the end of this year.

Always wanted to be at the forefront of riveting art that is trans-disciplinary and pushes the boundaries of technological and artistic possibilities? Then submit your application for DA4GA and take a chance on winning € 25.000, – for your project!

DA4GA highlights and explores the exciting and novel possibilities between design, artistic practice and Life Sciences. Inaugurated by the Netherlands Genomics Initiative, Waag Society, Naturalis and CSG – Centre for Society and the Life Sciences, DA4GA aims to stimulate emerging designers and artists to delve into the world of bio-art, and produce new work in close collaboration with the most prestigious Dutch Life Science institutes in the field of sustainability, food, health, bio-informatics, agriculture, energy and safety.

Did you graduate no longer than five years ago in the field of art or design? Do the breakthroughs of Life Sciences fascinate you, and do you have a knack for (applied) arts and/or design? Then we want you to send in your CV, portfolio and idea for a project that combines artistic merit with the vast developments in Life Sciences.

What do we offer?

After the pre-selection, a number of artists/designers will be invited to pitch their idea and meet the Life Sciences institutes during a speed date. Following the latter, the Life Sciences institutes and artists/designers decide if there’s a mutual match to develop their idea for the Award.
These sessions are scheduled in the week of October 8th 2012 (exact day to be confirmed). In case of a match, the teams of artist/designer and scientist develop their project idea towards a proposal for the Award. The three winning proposals, selected by an expert jury, will be awarded € 25.000,- each,for their realisation. The projects will be exhibited at Naturalis in Leiden, from mid June 2013 until the end of the year.

Please note: applicants who do not reside in the Netherlands are only accepted on the condition that they will be present – at their own cost – during all events that lead up to the Award and during the entire development period (December 2012 – June 2013) in case they belong to one of the winning projects.

Interested? Send an e-mail to info@da4ga.nl for the application form and conditions.

The deadline for  your application is September 10th 2012 18.00 hrs.

Hide and Seek: Camouflage, Photography, and the Media of Reconnaissance

“… camouflage is best known as a military technology of concealment, and it’s an effective one. From what or whom, though, does camouflage conceal? Hide and Seek: Camouflage, Photography, and the Media of Reconnaissance, Hanna Rose Shell’s recent book concerning the history of camouflage, traces the development of this recognizable form of hiding and reveals the expanse of impulses behind its development. As opposed to the social-psychological relationships created by camouflage, Shell focuses on camouflage’s relationship to popular and military technologies of reconnaissance and detection in the 20th century …”

Camouflage by Andy Warhol (1986)

READ MORE at http://rhizome.org/editorial/2012/jun/25/hide-and-seek/

Transnatural festival 2012

The state of Autonomy 

Er is een grens aan wat we kunnen, maar niet aan wat we willen. Op dat snijvlak begeeft zich Transnatural festival 2012- een zoektocht naar technologie die de ecologische rijkdom, de natuur, kan ondersteunen in plaats van beschadigen.

Het derde festival heeft als thema The state of Autonomy. Centraal daarin staat de vraag: hoe kunnen we onze technologische kennis inzetten zonder de regels van de natuur aan onze laars te lappen? En waar kunnen we de grenzen oprekken of er mee spelen? Het programma richt zich op autonome wezens, systemen, processen, materialen en meer. Die kunnen – of ze nu organisch, kunstmatig of hybride zijn – voor zichzelf zorgen. Zouden ze ook ons grote verlangen tot wereldwijd communiceren kunnen ondersteunen?

Binnen het thema The state of Autonomy verkennen we onder meer nieuwe manieren van energie oogsten, generatieve systemen, innovatieve materialen, het op slimme wijze gebruik van bestaande bronnen en materialen, open-source biotechnologie en meer.

Deelnemers (o.a.)

Nicolas Myers (FRA) / Aaron Koblin & Chris Milk (USA) / Ivan Henriques (BRA / NL) / Cesar Harada, Protei team (UK / GER) / Julian Oliver (GER) / Sander Veenhof (NL) / Tim van Cromvoirt (NL) /Jolan van der Wiel (NL) / Pascal Smelik (NL) / Tjeerd Veenhoven (NL) / Henk Jonkers (NL) / Mike Thompson & Gionata Gatto (UK / IT) / Markus Kayser (GER) / 2012 architecten – Gro Holland /AlgaeParc Wageningen UR / Ecofys Seaweedfarm / Concrete image store showcase / Smart packaging Holst Center / Avantium / LUST (NL) en anderen.

ZIE http://www.transnatural.nl/

Graduation Expo 2012 KABK: June 30 – July 7

The Royal Academy of Art graduation exhibition 2012 takes place from Saturday the 30th of June (diploma presentation) till Saturday the 7th of July. The building at the Prinsessegracht 4 in The Hague will be one large exhibition area during this week.

The graduation exhibition shows works of approximately 200 students who graduate this year at ArtScience, Fine Arts, Photography, Graphic Design, Interior Architecture and Furniture design, Interactive/Media/Design, Textile and Fashion, Master Type&Media, Master Artistic Research and the Post Graduate Industrial Design. The exhibition will start on Saturday the 30th of June and is shown till Saturday the 7th of July. The works will be spread around the building of the Royal Academy of Art at the Prinsessegracht 4 in The Hague.

Opening hours of the graduation exhibition:

Saturday June 30 16.00 – 22.00 hrs
Sunday July 1 12.00 – 16.00 hrs
Monday July 2 – Friday July 6 12.00 – 21.00 hrs
Saturday July 7 10.00 – 17.00 hrs

BMW Tate Live: Performance Room

Thursday 22 March – Sunday 30 September 2012

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Performances are streamed live on Tate’s YouTube Channel.

BMW Tate Live: Performance Room is a series of performances commissioned and conceived exclusively for the online space, and the first artistic programme created purely for live web broadcast.

The BMW Tate Live Performance Room invites four artists’ commissions in 2012.

The performances are only seen by online viewers. They take place in the Performance Room at Tate Modern in London and are streamed live on Tate’s YouTube Channel directly to your screen. You can discuss each work with other viewers and put questions directly to the artist or curator on Tate’s channels on YouTube, Google+, Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #BMWTateLive.

Each performance will be archived and available to view online at a later date.

This ground-breaking series is completely unlike anything Tate has done before. These live events will bring a global community together to simultaneously experience each artwork across the world.

SOURCE: http://www.youtube.com/user/tate/tatelive


Angelo Vermeulen en Witteveen+Bos bouwen conceptueel ruimteschip

De Belgische kunstenaar Angelo Vermeulen gaat samen met ingenieursbureau Witteveen+Bos een nieuw co-creatie kunstproject opstarten in Deventer. Een groep mensen gaat samen een conceptueel ruimteschip bouwen in de Bergkerk. Tevens doet de groep artistiek onderzoek rond vier cruciale topics: energie, water, voedsel en zuurstof. Door deze functionele modules ‘in te pluggen’ in de ruimteschipsculptuur transformeert de sculptuur tot een bewoonbare habitat.

Tijdens het experiment zullen kunstenaars, ingenieurs en andere specialisten intensief samenwerken en elkaar kruisbestuiven, waardoor men van elkaar leert en kennisontwikkeling en innovatie gestimuleerd wordt. Meer informatie over dit bijzondere project vindt u in het persbericht in de bijlage (zowel NL-versie en EN-versie, inclusief link naar beeldmateriaal).


ZIE OOK: http://www.witteveenbos.nl/nl/nieuws/bericht/50359-angelo-vermeulen-bouwt-ruimteschip-in-bergkerk-deventer/newspage/

Belgian artist Angelo Vermeulen starts a new co-creation artproject with Dutch engineering firm Witteveen+Bos. A group of people will build a conceptual spaceship in a church in Deventer. They will also investigate four crucial topics: energy, water, food and oxygen. These functional modules will be plugged into the spaceship and transform tje sculpture into a liveable environment.

More information on this great experiment can be found in the attached press release (Dutch version, English version and including a link for downloading images.

Met vriendelijke groeten/With kind regards,

Antoinette van Kolthoorn


Communications department

t 0031 570 69 7077

i http://www.witteveenbos.nl/www.witteveenbos.com

Volg kunstproject ook op Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/witteveenbos 

Eerste opzetje vervolgtraject verkenning

Taconis Stolk: startbijeenkomst 24 mei (VIDEO)

In het kader van de Toekomstverkenning Kunst en Techniek organiseerde Stichting Toekomstbeeld der Techniek samen met het NIMk twee startbijeenkomsten in Amsterdam.

Op 26 april stond de vraag centraal welke rol techniek speelt in kunst(re)presentatie. Klik HIER voor de video’s en HIER voor het programma van 26 april.

24 mei stond in het teken van de kunstproductie. Wat betekenen technologische ontwikkelingen voor de kunst en voor (het vak van) de kunstenaar? En welke rol kan de kunstenaar spelen bij de (door)ontwikkeling, duiding en toepassing van nieuwe technologieën? Klik HIER voor het programma van de dag.

Een van de sprekers was Taconis Stolk


Taconis Stolk is conceptualist en metamodernist te Amsterdam, Nederland. Hij is de initiator van WLFR, studio voor conceptualisme. Sinds het midden van de jaren negentig ontwikkelt WLFR metamediale projecten en theorie met betrekking tot de esthetiek van concepten, vaak op het grensvlak van kunst en wetenschap. Stolk is tevens medeoprichter van formalism (concept- & design-ontwikkelaars) en ConceptsAssociated (agentschap voor ideeën) en voorzitter van de Commissie eCultuur van de Nederlandse Raad voor Cultuur. Zijn onderwijs- en coaching-activiteiten bestrijken onder meer de ArtScience Interfaculteit en het PhDArts programma van het Koninklijk Conservatorium en de Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten te Den Haag en het MediaTechnology MScprogramma van de Universiteit Leiden.

NMC Horizon Report 2011 Museum Edition (VISIE)


“The NMC Horizon Report: 2011 Museum Edition, is a coproduction with the Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts (MIDEA), and examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in education and interpretation within the museum environment. The international composition of the advisory board reflects the care with which a global perspective for the report was assembled. While there are many local factors affecting the adoption and use of emerging technologies in museums, there are also issues that transcend regional boundaries and questions we all face. It was with this in mind that the report was created.” GO TO: http://www.nmc.org/publications/horizon-report-2011-museum-edition

TrendsWatch 2012: Museums and the Pulse of the Future (VISIE)

TrendsWatch 2012: Museums and the Pulse of the Future

trendswatchcover“TrendsWatch is a new annual report that helps museums paint a picture of the future, and find practical applications for the information presented in CFM’s popular e-newsletter, Dispatches from the Future of Museums.

The inaugural issue of TrendsWatch—TrendsWatch 2012: Museums and the Pulse of the Future—highlights seven trends that CFM’s staff and advisors believe are highly significant to museums and their communities, based on scanning and analysis over the past year:

  • Crowdsourcing
  • Threats to Nonprofit Status
  • Mobile, distributive experiences
  • New forms of funding
  • Creative Aging
  • Augmented reality
  • Shifts in Education

For each trend, the report provides a summary, examples of how the trend is playing out in the world, comments on the trend’s significance to society and to museums, dozens of links to relevant news and research and suggestions for ways that museums might respond.

Download a copy of the report here

SOURCE: http://www.futureofmuseums.org/reading/publications/TrendsWatch.cfm

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