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Mu-Meson Archive

The Mu-Meson Archive is a collection of cult and alternative films & ephemera gathered and kept safe by Aspasia and Jaimie Leonarder, aka Miss Death and Jay Katz. The archive, "exploring the fringes of society and the strange", is hosted in a venue in the inner west of Sydney. Subscriptions are available via the Mu Mesons Archive Patreon page to access films, interviews and more to support the archive for cheaper than a monthly streaming service

See an interview with the Leonarder's on RealTime Arts
Mu-Mesons Archive Facebook page
https://www.mumesonarchives.com

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https://www.mumesonarchives.com

Channels video art festival - calls for submissions

Channels will be hosting a series of exhibitions, screenings, forums and events in September 2015. Submissions are now open to all Australian and international artists who work with video. Selected works will be curated into our festival screening program in Melbourne, Australia and our international satellite events.

Our first artist-led festival in 2013 was a great success showcasing over 120 artists from Australia and around the world. We received over 900 videos from all over the world and after weeks of watching them all and discussing with our selection panel, we created a series of curated screening events across Melbourne including the most popular Video Visions, a 2-hour long screening event at the cinema of Australian Centre for Moving Image (ACMI), and Rooftop Transmissions for NGV Melbourne Now.

via http://channelsfestival.net.au/submissions - visit the site for more details on how to submit your work

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create a screeing program at The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia's Arc cinema

Expressions of Interest
via http://www.nfsa.gov.au/about/employment/expressions-interest-arc

Commercial arrangement to deliver a regular screening program in the NFSA’s Arc cinema

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) is seeking expressions of interest from qualified parties to enter into a commercial arrangement with the NFSA, to develop and deliver a regular, dynamic screening program – or a range of programs – in the NFSA’s Arc cinema.

We want to hear from individuals or organisations who can demonstrate their ability and track record in developing and presenting screening programs and events – including but not limited to historic and archival films.

The programs must be aligned with the NFSA’s strategic objective to make the national audiovisual collection available to the widest possible cross-section of the Australian public. Content can be sourced from the NFSA collection (subject to the
availability of suitable elements) and, consistent with the NFSA Act (2008), programs can also include content that is not in the collection.

We seek an indication of the scope and range of programs you would consider delivering in the context of a commercial arrangement, and require you to provide the following information:

1. Introduction to the individual or organisation, outlining the nature and scale of current operations.
2. Key people in the organisation, their skills and experience.
3. Provide track record of achievements in the development and delivery of screening programs.
4. Indication of potential target audiences and demographic for screening programs.

The technical specifications of Arc cinema can be found on The Arc experience section of our website.

Any questions can be directed to General Manager, Collections on (02) 6248 2104.

Expressions of interest, including contact details and any supporting information, must be provided in writing – by email to procurement@nfsa.gov.au, or by mail to:

National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
GPO Box 2002, Canberra ACT 2601

The closing date for expressions of interest is 2pm, Thursday 19 February 2015.

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Bangkok - found sounds and art

some links on Bangkok sound art and digital art and other interesting blogs / media

art
BAM - Bangkok Art Map - BAM is a printed art map available at galleries, hotels, art-cafes and various other places around the city. there seems to be a different issue each month. I found a copy of the 05.2011 version at the Kathmandu Photo Gallery off Silom Rd in Bangrak. the website has art listings and information also and is definitely worth checking out - you can even download a pdf version of the current BAM if you don't find one on the soi

Kathmandu Photo Gallery - there's books, art prints, and a gallery upstairs. it's a great old pre-war building, painted pale green - which reminds me of the smaller rooms in the old RSL halls in Brisbane in the 1970s where we did ballet classes - even the same pale green paint on the wall boards - it's very fresh and colourful. owned by well-known Thai photographer Manit Sriwanichpoom and artist/filmaker Ing K.

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Ventura Film Festival

The Ventura Film Festival, which was started in 2004 by Jordan Older and his father, has recently concluded its first event of 2009 at the Majestic Ventura Theater in Ventura, California with the Ventura Film Festival "Fun Day" on February 16, 2009 at 2pm. The Ventura Film Festival is a combination online and traditional film festival requiring all submissions to be uploaded online and submitted via traditional means. The Ventura Film Festival has maintained that one of it's main goals is to give a large part of any proceeds to forest and ocean preservation efforts. The Ventura Film Festival features independent films from around the world and from local film makers focusing on environmental issues such as forest and ocean preservation, humanitarian issues, surf, skate, extreme/action sports, sports, martial arts, and music films. read more or visit http://venturafilmfestival.org for more details

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4th annual Carnival of e-Creativity (CeC 2009) in India

The 4th annual Carnival of e-Creativity (CeC 2009) is scheduled to be held February 27 to March 1, 2009, in the sylvan spaces of Sattal Estate, just above Bhimtal, near Nainital, in the Lower Kumaon of the new Himalayan Indian state of Uttarakhand.

As always, this will be about Presentations, Performances, Exhibits, Meetings, and Screenings, involving direct and indirect participation of e-Creative Practitioners of all description from around India and the world, spread over 3 days of intense private, and also public, creative interaction.

read more or visit http://www.theaea.org/cec%5Fcac/cec09/ for more details

Organizers :
The Academy of Electronic Arts (The AeA) is a Private Trust that serves as a learning, sharing, mentoring, networking, benchmarking, empowering and broadly inclusive, but non-educational, institution.

Managing Trustee of The AeA & Incident Director for CeC 2009: Shankar Barua

Co-Curator: Ima Pico (Spain)
Co-Curator: Wilfried Agricola de Cologne (Germany)
Co-Curator: Moritz Neumuller (Spain)

program :

Friday, February 27 (time to be announced)

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SCANZ 2009: Raranga tangata - The Weaving Together of People (New Plymouth, New Zealand)

SCANZ 2009: Raranga tangata
The Weaving Together of People

Solar Circuit Aotearoa New Zealand (SCANZ) is the interCreate Research Centre's major project, a two week residency for artists, producers, writers, theorists and curators will be held in New Plymouth New Zealand from January 26th to February 8th 2009. Project partners are the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and Puke Ariki integrated library and museum.

Raranga tangata refers to the weaving together of people, a phrase used to describe the internet and adopted by Sally Jane Norman and Sylvia Nagl in their work. The aim for SCANZ 2009 is to weave an enduring fabric of people and technology, located in this place: Taranaki, Aotearoa New Zealand, Pacific Ocean.

Residency
January 26th–February 8th

Symposium
February 7th–8th

Residency
January 26th–February 8th

The residency themes are Environmental Response and Participate/Display. Occurring along side the residency are a two day symposium (February 7 and 8), presentation evening & opening event (February 7), and curatorial workshop.

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Tim Gruchy

Tim Gruchy is a prolific Australian video art, music & installation artist who has performed since the 1980s. his website has examples & listings of his video works, exhibitions, fashion events, parties, corporate events, theatre & opera works, and academic lectures & courses. http://www.grup.tv

expanded cinema blog

Expanded Cinema is an online platform for experimental film, early video, and sound-based, durational work. All of the material is being curated from available media online, emphasizing an overlooked facet of the archival function of new media. The site has collated videos of Derek Bailey, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Mark Leckey's "Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore (1999)" - a video exploration of subcultures, iconography and dancing with footage from 70s-90s in UK. plus many more. visit http://expandedcinema.blogspot.com for more details

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Patta Chitra Katha - traditional folk art of storytelling using visual language

Senthil Kumar posted a video on WADI facebook group called "Arjuna the Archer : AD 2008"

he's also posted it to youtube :
http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=h-UPtfEkl_o

there's now a facebook page for Patta Chitra Katha

I wanted to find out more about this artform and technique, so I googled (without much luck, due to googling the wrong things) and asked the Sarai Reader list and received lots of helpful information from many people. after reading about it, it reminds me a bit of an equivalent to multi-media, or even video blogging from a few hundred years ago. multiple paintings / panels on scrolls (equating to video frames?) are read and music played whilst they're read, so there's a mixture of images, music, text, written / spoken word. the artists travel to different villages - equivalent to the communication methods / networks of today transmitting the multimedia messages & works. originally the works were made on cloth using vegetable based paints but these days modern paints are used and most works are done on paper. I hope the traditional methods are not lost completely! the style of painting comes from Orissa, West Bengal & Bangladesh. modern artists use both traditional, classical topics as well as current topics & stories - they are trying out new variations of the art too, to keep the method alive and to learn new techniques & skills.

I made a video for VloMo08 day16 explaining how I found out information about Patta Chitra Katha :

VloMo08 : day16 - Patta Chitra Katha - traditional folk art of storytelling using visual language from kath on Vimeo.

read more for information about this special artform ...

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Open Frame

OPEN FRAME is room40's annual festival of sound and media. This year it is being held at Brisbane Powerhouse's Rooftop Terrace over two evenings 2nd-3rd October.

Thursday 2 October 2008
* oren ambarchi
* domenico sciajno
* kim myhr
* antony milton

Friday 3 October 2008
* kk null
* lucky dragons
* birchville cat motel
* spartak

Also the works of experimental film maker Makino Takashi will be screened each night - featuring beautiful soundtracks by Jim O'Rourke
Tickets are available from http://www.brisbanepowerhouse.org/events/view/open-frame-1 or visit http://www.room40.org/events.shtml for more details

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ELECTROFRINGE 2008 :: 2nd - 6th October :: Newcastle, Australia

Australia's largest festival of experimental electronic arts and culture, "Electrofringe", will burst through the cracks of Newcastle from October 2 – 6, 2008, for its eleventh year as part of "This Is Not Art". More than 100 emerging and established artists from Australia and overseas will take part in 80 events over five days including workshops, gigs, screenings, performance and public intervention.

Electrofringe in 2008 brims with new ventures. These include an artists-in-residence program and a three-week interactive media exhibition. New program gems include a hybrid media/dance performance, an all-girls soldering workshop, a chorus composed for Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones, an audiovisual "love-in", and a chamber recital for robots.

Special international guests include Birchville Cat Motel (NZ), Domenico Sciajno (Italy), xtine (US), The League of Imaginary Scientists (everywhere) and The Green Eyl & Sengewald (Germany). Japan is well represented by elongated harshcore musician Maruosa, noise artists Pig & Machine, and experimental multi-instrumentalist KK NULL.

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GPS Film : Not a Moving Picture - a Picture Moving

GPS Film is new media artwork from filmmaker Scott Hessels that invents a new way of watching movies based on the viewer's location and movement. Using a GPS-enabled PDA or mobile phone, the audience creates a new type of film experience that reveals the story through their journey. Released as a free, open-source application, the project will premiere on 4 September 2008 along with the first film made specifically for the system, Singaporean filmmaker Kenny Tan's chase comedy "Nine Lives".

The GPS Film application, source code, and "Nine Lives" are available for free download on the project website www.gpsfilm.com. The application allows for a developer to create story spaces of any size. The movies are also interchangeable and easily matched to any place. The software default is currently "Nine Lives"—a prototype film comedy that can unfold in nine directions depending on the viewer's journey around downtown Singapore.

Scott Hessels is an internationally recognised media artist and filmmaker who merges cinema with new technologies to create innovative media experiences. For GPS Film, he collaborated with film and engineering students at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University.

OtherFilm : tour dates for Guy Sherwin and Lynn Loo + Ben Russell and Ben Rivers

OtherFilm, Brisbane Australia based film art collective presents UK artists Guy Sherwin and Lynn Loo's Australian / NZ tour 2008, and from the USA and UK, Ben Russell and Ben Rivers' Australian / NZ tour 2008. read more for details

Like a blast of cinematic conceptual art, film artist Guy Sherwin's hand-crafted films explore the elements of film's grain, tone, flicker, sound, light and space. Beautiful, enigmatic, and sensual, these experimental films question our perception of 'light moving in time.' Together with partner Lynn Loo, Guy creates cinematic environments of incredible purity and beauty. OtherFilm regulars will be familiar with the awesomeness of the London Filmmakers' Co-op, where Guy's filming began.

The Ben's will present visionary cinematic dispatches encompassing stark Cinemascope documentary, jungle surrealism, stroboscopic flicker psychedelia, children in frightening pseudo-tribal headgear, and More! Their shows in Australia include the incredible screening program 'We Can Not Exist In This World Alone' plus Ben Russell's expanded cinema extravaganza. http://www.dimeshow.com/

OtherFilm
July/August Events 2008
www.otherfilm.org

Brisbane Australia based film art collective organising events, screenings, workshops, distribution, good times

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BLACK METAL - a documentary

Black Metal was originally a term that described the music of Venom, so it is only fitting that Cronos, the great forefather of this style, speaks his mind.

Frightening attitudes clash as the truth is sought. Determine what is real and what is mere fabrication with the help of Gorgoroth, Immortal, Darkthrone, Celtic Frost, Gloomy Grim, King Diamond, Dark Funeral, Enslaved, Mortiis, and myriad others who have shaped the music.

Location Mu-Meson Archives, Crn Parramatta Rd & Trafalgar St, Annandale

Time Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

Cost $10 with supper

http://www.mumeson.org

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=21374126302

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