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  • Announcing “Wish4[0]” [#geekgirl] [#elit]



    ‘This project is based on a poetic interpretation of the maxim ‘Be Careful What You Wish For’. The title of the work, Wish4[0]is a truncation – and linguistic reworking – of the idea of wish fulfilment in the digital age, one where willing users and audience members are subjected to an “always-on” news cycle, where social media and content streaming are the preferred method of information sourcing and privacy is an elastic concept.

    The inspiration for Wish4[0] came from an article describing how the use of mobile devices right before bed makes the production of melatonin – a substance human bodies produce naturally in order to induce sleep – less likely. This disruption of our normal sleep cycle via our voluntary use of tech designed for ease-of-use led me to ponder the subject of the allure of the digital news cycle – how many of us feel compelled to be perpetually connected, 24/7, to shareable “news”? Wish4[0] explores the perpetual pull of a user’s desire to be continually digitally connected.

    This project takes as its inspiration this perpetual tugging at a user’s consciousness by the digital: each day, for 40 days, I’ll create and post a creative response that will take as its immediate inspiration a headline – or item – drawn from the electronic news cycle of that specific day.

    |||This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.|||

  • #Carnivast Trailer [#geekgirl]

    #Carnivast Screenshot

    [Consider This A Redonkulous Plug for Our #Carnivast App (Screenshot)]

  • Ancient Plant Popsicles Sprout Anew [#geekgirl]

    “Plants that were frozen during the “Little Ice Age” centuries ago have been observed sprouting new growth, scientists say.

    Samples of 400-year-old plants known as bryophytes have flourished under laboratory conditions.

    Researchers say this back-from-the-dead trick has implications for how ecosystems recover from the planet’s cyclic long periods of ice coverage.”

    [Via Centuries-old frozen plants revived]

  • Patti Smith Advises the #Young [#geekgirl]

    Patti Smith: Advice to the young from Louisiana Channel on Vimeo.

    “Build a good name”, rock poet Patti Smith advises the young. “Life is like a roller coaster, it is going to have beautiful moments but it is going to be real fucked up, too”, she says.

    The American singer, poet and photographer Patti Smith (b. 1946) is a living punk rock legend. In this video she gives advice to the young:

    “Build a good name. Keep your name clean. Don’t make compromises, don’t worry about making a bunch of money or being successful. Be concerned about doing good work. Protect your work and if you build a good name, eventually that name will be its own currency. Life is like a roller coaster ride, it is never going to be perfect. It is going to have perfect moments and rough spots, but it’s all worth it”, Patti Smith says.

    Interview by Christian Lund, the Louisiana Literature festival August 24, 2012, at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.

    Produced by Honey Biba Beckerlee and Kamilla Bruus.

    Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.

    Meet more artists at

    Louisiana Channel is a non-profit video channel for the Internet launched by the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in November 2012. Each week Louisiana Channel will publish videos about and with artists in visual art, literature, architecture, design etc.

    Read more:

    Supported by Nordea-fonden.

  • #Words to Use More Often [#geekgirl]

    Words to Use More Often

    [Via fug4cious] 

  • #Marina Abramović + #Ulay: #MoMA 2010 [#geekgirl]

    MA + Ulay

    Marina Abramovic and Ulay started an intense love story in the 70s, performing art out of the van they lived in. When they felt the relationship had run its course, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle and never seeing each other again.

    At her 2010 MoMa retrospective Marina performed ‘The Artist Is Present’ as part of the show, where she shared a minute of silence with each stranger who sat in front of her. Ulay arrived without her knowing and this is what happened.

  • Poetry in Film Festival #poetry #Melbourne #film #geekgirl


    Entries Close: September 9
    More Info

    The Poetry in Film Festival (PIFF) aims to raise awareness and appreciation of poetry in popular culture while showcasing the talents of up-and-coming Australian independent filmmakers. This year, PIFF held a national competition for writers to create a poem on the theme
    “communication”. Out of 150 entries the winning poem is “Four Letters, Three Words.” by Belinda Hilton.

    Filmmakers are asked to interpret the winning poem into a four to seven minute short film. The PIFF Screening and Awards Night will be held at the Palace Cinema Como in Melbourne. The best films will be shown at the Screening and Awards Night on Sunday October 9 at Palace Cinema Como.

  • #Poems on #Pillows launched by Australian Poetry Ltd in Association with Sydney Writers’ Festival and Sebel.

    As a partnership with the Sydney Writers’ Festival <> and Sebel Pier One Sydney<>, *Australian Poetry Ltd* is thrilled to launch Poems on Pillows.

    *Ever dreamed of jumping between the sheets with one of Australia’s top authors?*

    *Or getting under the covers with a leading Australian publisher?*

    *Well, now is your chance!*

    If you live in NSW, you’re invited to submit a poem with the theme of ‘Sweet Dreams’ (maximum of 10 lines). Seven poems will be selected. Over the seven nights of the Sydney Writers’ Festival, a different poem will be placed on the pillows in every room at the Sebel Pier One Sydney hotel, where leading authors and publishers may be staying during the festival.

    Entry Fee

    $15 AP Member;  $20 non-member; $10 for every further entry by the same poet
    (you can enter as many times as you like)

    Competition closes Mar 31, 2011 (5pm).

    Judging panel
    Made up of Australian Poetry, Sydney Writers’ Festival and Sebel Pier One Sydney representatives.

    How to Enter
    Email your entry or entries (and contact details) to . By emailing a submission, you are acknowledging that you have read and understood the below terms and conditions.


  • Critical Animals 2011 – call for #proposals #TINA #geekgirl

    Critical Animals

    Critical Animals

     Critical Animals, a creative research symposium held as a part of This Is Not Art, is now calling for proposals to participate in the 2011 festival.

    DEADLINE – APRIL 1, 2011
    Critical Animals is a forum for students, researchers, writers, artists, thinkers and curious individuals who are critically engaged with creative and experimental art practices.

    It’s an opportunity to present papers and ongoing research, as well as to challenge creative practices and work collaboratively with others in the field. Critical Animals aims to strengthen the links between practice and theory with a flexible definition of research that encompasses creative, experimental, interrogative and practice-lead approaches.

    The symposium is particularly interested in promoting crossdisciplinary and collaborative approaches. In assessing your proposal they’ll be looking at how they can program you and your work to form interesting conjunctions with other artists and thinkers.

    This year’s symposium will take place over three days, from Friday 30 September to Sunday 2 October, in Newcastle, NSW. Papers, panels, presentations. Critical Animals are keen to receive proposals from artists and researchers who are investigating or putting into practice specific areas of theory and philosophy. From explorations of form and methodology, to issues impacting on everyday life, they welcome research material and reflections on poetics, politics, aesthetics, practice-lead research, ecological art and ecopoetics, the social implications of art and the overlap between the arts and the sciences.

    Experimental and non-traditional presentations are encouraged.

    Submit proposals, questions, ideas and concerns to

  • 2010 Emerging Writers Festival – Friday 21 – Sunday 30 May #Melbourne

    Venues: The Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas Melbourne Town Hall State Library of Victoria City Library Federation Square  


    New Festival Director Lisa Dempster is thrilled to announce the the program for the 2010 Emerging Writers’ Festival, Australia’s only literary event dedicated to writers of all ages and styles.

    2009 saw 6000 people attend the festival’s 15 sell out events with 300 writers, performers, publishers and mentors contributing to the event. In 2010, the EWF will double in size, curating 30 events and featuring 350 writers and artists as the festival stretches the definition of writing styles to include song writing, copywriting, poetry, prose fiction, comedy, writing for video games, journalism, screenwriting, theatre, experimental writing forms, memoir, blogging, opinion, comic writing and more.

    2010 Emerging Writers Festival highlights will include:

    First word – BMW Edge Theatre, Federation Square, 7.30pm, Friday 21 May
    The Emerging Writers’ Festival burst into life by presenting the best of the festival – exciting new works by emerging writers, a Call to Arms by romantic fiction writer Toni Jordan, and a comic debate asking  ‘Love Vs Angst – what makes a better writer?’ Come and feel the love!

    Zine Bus – various locations, 11am to 5pm Saturday 29 May NEW EVENT 
    All aboard the world’s first mobile zine fair! Travelling the streets of Melbourne and culminating in a guerrilla zine market  at Federation Square, the zine bus will be fully stocked with independent emerging zines, with the most innovative displays of art, creativity and DIY ever to take to the streets!

    Twitterfest 24 – 28 , 2pm daily  NEW EVENT
    Taking the Emerging Writers’ Festival to the world. Daily throughout the festival, Twitterfest will host discussions and interview writers… on Twitter! It’s social media mixed with literary debate – jump online to join the discussion. Hosted by writers from across Australia.

    WordstockBMW Edge – 7.30pm Thurs 27 May
    New work inspired by the songs of AC/DC. With songs, comedy, short plays and performance pieces, rock n roll will be given a different sort of spotlight. A one night only event and a performance highlight of the Emerging Writers’ Festival, Wordstock will reveals a whole new side of AC/DC. It will blow your mind (like dynamite.)  Hosted by iconic Melbourne rocker Clem Bastow.

    You Can’t Stop The Musing: Disco Lecture – Horse Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale St Tues 25 May, 6pm NEW EVENT
    Everybody knows disco is fun. But is it good for you? Now that Disco is back (trust us, it is), the time has come to determine, once and for all, whether it’s part of the problem or part of the solution. *Triple J’s Craig Schuftan *presents the case for and against in You Can’t Stop the Musing – the world’s first Disco-lecture. Expect to hear from The Silver convention, The Chic Organisation and the Frankfurt School

    48-hour play generator – Malthouse Theatre – 5.30pm, Sunday 24 May
    Six (somewhat) rehearsed readings. Six emerging playwrights are given just two days to write a new play each. Teamed with an established director and team of actors, the results are presented on a Sunday evening of madcap and totally raw theatre. Previous 48 hour plays have developed into full length works.

    In the Pub series26 May 7.30pm, The Workers Club Fitzroy
    I Write What I Want, When I Want. We lift the shroud on the mystery of freelance writing. Our freelance experts talk about their journeys as freelancers, the ups and downs as well as their secrets to success. From journalism to comedy, our panellists will entertain and enlighten. Panellists: Chris Flynn, Ben Pobjie and more. Hosted by Joanna Brookfield. 

    The Page Parlour – The Atrium @ Federation Square, 12 to 5pm, Sunday 23 May
    Featuring over forty stalls selling everything from posters to books, literary journals to hand-crafted stories – all the good stuff that you won’t find in Borders. The Page Parlour is an independent press fair gathering the undiscovered, the underground, the obscure and the amazing all in one convenient market location.

    Town Hall Program – Melbourne Town Hall, 9am to 5pm, May 29 – 30
    A range of panels, interviews and conversations about the art, craft and business of being a writer.. Covers all styles of writing, from prose fiction, to song writing, theatre, video games, copywriting, poetry, comedy and more! Guests include: Michi Girl, Guy Blackman, Benjamin Law, Patrick Cullen, Jill Jones, Sean Riley, Julian Shaw, Katherine Charles, Declan Fay, Tom Taylor, Mel Campbell, Jeff Sparrow, Steph Bowe, Jan Sardi, and many, many more!