02 AM | 29 May

Audio Visual Laptop Art

  • FWD: WANTED Audio Visual Laptop Artists

We’re in need of clued up, dynamic, visually conceptual and smart laptop masterminds to join forces with a set of neo tech-heads. Our aim is to further develop an organic and vibrant movement of thinkers and doers, with the support of individual’s who are inspired and passionate about their art form. Coming in June 2007 is a weekly audiovisual get together, where visual artists will get paid to play…

To become part of this AV movement we need from you a 15min visual demo (DVD) or link to a site with your fine work. Please keep to the 15min timeline, as longer examples of work will not be reviewed. Preferential treatment will be given to geeks, nerds and avant-garde laptop masterminds. All works will be treated with the utmost of confidentiality and all copyright elements adhered to.

Please send DVD demos to the address below or for further information please contact Bee on: Bee music:art:people Suite 127 / 278 Church Street Richmond, VIC 3121 bee@musicartpeople.com

02 AM | 29 May

Soundart – calls

Call: soundart for SoundLAB – Edition V Theme: soundSTORY deadline 1 August 2007 ————————————— SoundLAB – sonic art project environments http://soundlab.newmediafest.org is currently preparing its fifth edition looking for new soundart works.

In 2004, SoundLAB was launched as a corporate part of the global networking project [R][R][F]200x—>XP – http://rrf200x.newmediafest.org on occasion of BEAP – Electronic Art Festival Perth/Australia 2004, but started soon also individually acting as an environment for sonic art.

Edition IV was launched in October 2006 under the title “memoryscapes” incorporating 144 artists and 235 soundart pieces dealing with “memory and identity” in most different ways, and it became corporate part of the media art show ://selfportrait – a show for Bethlehem – a show for Peace http://self.engad.org. – which is currently running at MACRO – Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Rosario/Argentina http://www.marcromuseo.org.ar . Edition V stands under the theme: –> “soundSTORY” exploring “sound” as a tool for storytelling. Therefore besides the soundart piece itself, the story this piece is telling has a particular relevance.

SoundLAB is inviting soundartists, musicians and composers to submit such a soundart narrative.

Please find all entry details and the submission form on http://www.nmartproject.net/netex/?p=24

02 AM | 29 May

Realise Your Dream _ Awards


Applications for the 2007 Realise Your Dream awards are now open. Enter now for your chance to win one of the six creative industry prizes we have on offer.

The prizes offer Australians aged 21-28 with skills in the creative industries a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with British leaders in their respective fields. Each prize includes a tailor-made work experience programme in the UK, a return flight and $8000 to cover living expenses while you are there.

The British Council will use its creative contacts in the UK to set up a personal tailored work experience programme for you in the UK. Visit the Winners’ Gallery section for examples of past experiences.

This opportunity is open to Australians working in: industrial and object design, design, fashion, moving image, advertising, words, production, direction, architecture and music.

The Realise Your Dream application process has two key steps as follows:

1. Applicants must complete the online registration form

2. Applicants must produce a three-minute DVD that explains their dream and how a short professional trip to the UK will help achieve it. This DVD must be sent to: Realise Your Dream Application, c/o British Council Australia, PO Box 88, Edgecliff, NSW, 2027

Both requirements must be completed by Tuesday 31 July 2007. (DVDs will be accepted if postmarked Tuesday 31 July 2007).


02 AM | 29 May

Stelarc at the EAF

STELARC AT THE EAF PLACE: Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide DATES: 1 – 30 June

The Experimental Art Foundation will exhibit a selection of iconic body-tech performance from artist Stelarc’s most recent works including Blender, Walking Head, and Extra Ear: Ear on Arm. Extra Ear is a surgically constructed left ear inserted into the artist’s left arm. When the lengthy procedure is completed the ear, along with a transmitter inside Stelarc’s mouth willform a headset that is able to receive and transmit Bluetooth signals (speak and hear). For more information about the exhibition contact EAF or visit the website.

E: info@eaf.asn.au URL: http://www.eaf.asn.au/2007/stelarc.html

02 AM | 29 May

Arlene Texta Queen

Western Exhibitions presents The Paul Nudd Curatorial Experience, showcasing three artists who captivate Paul Nudd’s fevered imagination: Arlene TextaQueen from Australia, Jason Villegas from Texas and Aaron Wrinkle from California, with an opening reception on Saturday, June 2, from 6 to 9pm.

Arlene TextaQueen’s “Textadnudes”, life-sized felt-tip marker drawings of nude women in the natural environments, overturn the voyeuristic and aesthetically detached tradition of The Nude, conveying an intimate exchange between artist and subject. Initially conceived as drawings for a Manga-esque soft-porn website, TextaQueen depicts female (and very rarely, male) friends in intimate spaces such as bedrooms and baths. Their unique character shows through their chosen attire and environs, such as a puppy suit or as a walrus riding queen, whether drinking champagne in the toilet or as two tangled nudes on a tandem bicycle. Arlene TextaQueen has exhibited widely in Australia, including the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney and the Mori Gallery in Sydney and has been an artist-in-residence at the International Studio & Curatorial Program in NYC. TextaQueen received her BFA from the University of Western Australia, Perth.

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