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Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2000 2
To: peter@creativity.net
From: Creativity Cafe
Subject: FWD: Ars Electronica 2000 - Cyber Sex Art - V.A.R.I.O.U.S. Video's

Greetings Friends of Creativity Cafe, Art and Technology,
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>Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2000 19:43:32 +0200
>From: Ars Electronica Center
>X-Authentication-Warning: web.aec.at: mdomo set sender to announce using -f
>Subject: Ars Electronica 2000 - 4th announcement
>Sender: announce@aec.at
>Precedence: bulk
>Reply-To: announcement@aec.at
>
>-----------------------------------------
>Ars Electronica 2000
>NEXT SEX
>Sex in the Age of its Procreative Superfluousness
>September 2-7, 2000
>Linz, Austria
>http://www.aec.at/nextsex (*)
>-----------------------------------------
>
>(*) NOTE: For those who can't access this page because their provider
>automatically censors the word "sex," Ars Electronica has set up the
>following alternative URL: http://www.aec.at/festival2000
>
>Ars Electronica 2000 - 4th announcement
>
>
>CONTENT
>
>
>1. NEXT SEX Symposium
>....................................
>
>2. NEXT SEX Projects
>....................................
>
>3. Publication I: Ars Electronica 2000 - NEXT SEX
>....................................
>
>4. Publication II: Cyberarts 2000 - International
> Compendium Prix Ars Electronica
>....................................
>
>5. Prix Ars Electronica 2000
>....................................
>
>6. You're planning to come to Linz for Ars Electronica 2000
> General information
>....................................
>
>Next update: August 29th, 2000
>....................................
>
>
>You're reading the fourth issue of the Ars Electronica newsletter,
>focusing on main issues of Ars Electronica 2000: NEXT SEX Symposium and
>NEXT SEX Projects, Cyberarts 2000 - Prix Ars Electronica
>Exhibition and Ars Electronica 2000 publications. Complete program
>information, short bios of the artists and scientists, and a detailed
>description of the exhibitions and installations can be found at
>
>http://web.aec.at/festival2000/timetable
>
>
>1. NEXT SEX Symposium
>....................................
>
>Continuing the festival's thematic focus on life science, Ars Electronica
>2000 will elaborate on the cultural and social policy perspectives of
>modern reproductive biology on two days. A dual approach combining
>scientific and artistic points of view will scrutinize the contours of a
>society in which human beings are genetically configured-not simply born
>but, rather, fabricated-one in which sex is relieved of its functional
>indispensability for reproduction, and thus one in which the battle of the
>sexes as well as the moral steering mechanism of our very society undergo
>reordering.
>
>Speakers:
>
>Sun 4.9.
>
>10.00 - 13.30: Gerfried Stocker (A) // Marie Luise Angerer (A) // Stahl
>Stenslie (N) // Nobuya Unno (J) // Jens Reich (D)
>14.30 - 17.30: Xin Mao (PRCH/UK) // Carl Djerassi (USA) // Natacha Merritt
>(USA) // Sergio Messina (I)
>
>Mon, 5.9.
>
>10.00 - 13.00: Joe Davis, Katie Egan (USA) // Marta de Menezes (P) // Oron
>Catts, Ionat Zurr (AUS) // Monika Treut (D/USA) // Kurt Behrends (D) //
>Joanne Finkelstein (AUS)
>14.30 - 17.30: Bruce Bagemihl (USA) // Veena Gowda (India) // Randy
>Thornhill (USA) // Allucquere Rosanne Stone (USA)
>
>Moderation: Marie Luise Angerer and Stahl Stenslie.
>
>For detailed information on the symposium and the participants, go to
>http://web.aec.at/festival2000/timetable/
>
>
>2. NEXT SEX Projects
>....................................
>
>September 2 - 7, 2000
>Brucknerhaus, 10:00-19:00
>
>The challenges that are materializing as a result of the emerging
>revolution in human reproduction are also challenges to art. The "design"
>possibilities and "creative" potential opened up by modern biotechnologies
>give rise to ethical and moral border conflicts involving the operating
>system of art itself. Ars Electronica 2000 presents installations focusing
>on specific aspects of this year's theme that artistically treat a broad
>spectrum of highly explosive issues having to do with NEXT SEX.
>
>With the Audio Microscope of American artists Joe Davis and Katie Egan,
>users can observe living cells while at the same time listening in to
>their highly amplified, species-specific micro-acoustic coloratura.
>Tissue Culture and Art (TC&A) by Oron Catts, Ionat Zurr (Australia) and
>Guy Ben-Ary (Israel) is a research-and-development project currently in
>progress. The artists utilize tissue cultures and tissue technology as a
>medium for artistic expression.
>
>In Nature? Marta Menezes (USA) investigates changes that go beyond
>sexuality. Targeted interventions into the development process of
>butterflies produce specimens whose wing patterns do not occur in nature.
>Although designed on the drawing board, these new patterns are
>nevertheless completely natural. Instead of "Next Sex," Nature? rather
>illustrates an alternative to sex-that is, modification totally without
>sex!
>
>Ars Electronica 2000 also presents Natacha Merritt's (USA) Digital
>Diaries, works of photographic art that exemplify the eroticism of the
>Internet generation. Sergio Messina's (I) Brave New Porn, which explores
>the triteness and surprises of 'sex on the net', off the beaten track of
>business and glamour. Dieter Huber's (A) computer-generated Klones, which
>treat in a way that is both subtle and radical the recreation of mankind
>as well as the tension between naturalness and artificiality; and Tit for
>Twat, photographic collages by Kaucyila Brooke (USA), which, under the
>title Madame and Eve in the Garden, retell the story of creation in a way
>that leaves the conventional heterosexual pattern far behind.
>
>sex i(n) motion: In the lab on Linz's main square, sex-related science and
>technology can be "experienced," as visitors are immersed into the world
>of genes and genomes. They can marvel at techniques of in-vitro
>fertilization, and observe a number of varieties of sexuality in the
>animal kingdom.
>
>SPERM RACE: Take a chance at the outrageous "sperm race." Sperm will be
>measured on the basis of a number of parameters (such as motility, sperm
>count, and pH value) in accordance with medical criteria. In an anonymous
>ranking process, visitors will have the chance to emerge as the daily or
>even weekly winner.
>
>Social Club - Stadtwerkstatt/A
>September 3 - 6, 2000, Ars Electronica Quarter - Stadtwerkstatt, 23:00
>The human body occupies the spotlight-the body as the object of science,
>the body as the object of desire, the body as cultural product.
>
>For detailed information on NEXT SEX Projects go to
>http://web.aec.at/festival2000/timetable/
>
>
>3. Publication I:
>....................................
>
>NEXT SEX
>Sex in the Age of its Procreative Superfluousness
>Ars Electronica 2000
>
>A combined theoretical treatise and project documentation, the catalog is
>a collection of the conceptual elaborations of the speakers at the NEXT
>SEX-Symposium. Prominent scientists such as biologists Bruce Bagemihl,
>Randy Thornhill, Jens Reich and Carl Djerassi, the inventor of the birth
>control pill; author Robin Baker and director Monika Treut will also be
>among the participants; and legal scholar Veena Gowda will approach the
>topic from a feminist point of view. To a great extent, considerations
>critical of science will occupy center stage this year, such as those to
>be presented by sociologist Joanne Finkelstein, who will establish
>cross-connections between society's regulatory systems, the state, the
>human genome project and the death penalty in the US. Parallel to the
>theoretical segment of the symposium, the festival catalogue accompanying
>Ars Electronica 2000 will present a series of artistic works. Projects
>dealing with the applications and fictions of the life sciences, those
>orienting themselves upon them or making use of their methods and
>applications will be juxtaposed to projects in the context of the
>Information-and, potentially, the Communication-Society. Taking a wide
>variety of approaches into account ultimately reflects the tasks, roles
>and functions that are being discerned and played out in art today.
>
>Lavishly illustrated presentations will include Joe Davis' and Katie
>Egan's works with synthetic DNA molecules, Marta de Menezes' butterflies
>with wing patterns from the designer's drawing board ("Nature?"), the
>applications of tissue engineering to mythical figures in "Tissue Culture
>and Art[ificial] Wombs" by Oron Catts, Ionat Zurr and Guy Ben-Ary, along
>with interactive works such as "Text Rain" (Camille Utterback/Romy
>Achituv), in which users can collect falling virtual letters and put them
>to use in playful fashion.
>
>This publication focuses particular attention on openX - electrolobby, the
>project that has been produced since 1997 to showcase the development of
>suitable formats for the presentation of net-based projects. The Ars
>Electronica 2000 festival catalog being published by Springer-Verlag also
>contains lavishly illustrated documentation of the "OMV Klangpark 2000,"
>the thematic exhibition "Print On Screen" being presented at the Ars
>Electronica Center, as well as the new Cave application "FaceFace."
>
>NEXT SEX
>Ars Electronica 2000
>Springer Vienna-New York
>ISBN 3-211-83499-0
>Text: German/English
>
>
>4. Publication II:
>....................................
>
>Cyberarts 2000
>International Compendium Prix Ars Electronica
>
>As in previous years, a separate publication is dedicated to the
>internationally renowned prize for cyberarts. The Prix Ars Electronica
>brings together those forces that have constituted the basis of digital
>transformation, have translated it artistically and made it accessible to
>the general public. The Cyberarts 2000 compendium documents the
>submissions singled out to receive Golden Nica prizes, runner-up awards
>and honorable mention in the interactive art, .net, computer animation,
>visual effects, and digital musics categories, as well as in the
>cybergeneration - u19 freestyle computing competition for young artists.
>
>Particularly at a time when the digital media are being taken over more
>and more by start-ups and e-business, the Prix Ars Electronica has an
>important role with its position and focus. The intention of the Prix Ars
>Electronica since its inception in 1987 has been to provide an
>internationally recognized platform for bringing together visionary ideas
>and alternative approaches to digital media outside the realm of
>industrial norms.
>
>Cyberarts 2000
>International Compendium Prix Ars Electronica
>Springer Vienna-New York
>ISBN 3-211-83498-2
>Text: German/English
>
>
>5. Prix Ars Electronica 2000
>....................................
>
>As an internationally renowned prize for cyberarts, the Prix Ars
>Electronica 2000 is one of the centerpieces of the Ars Electronica
>Festival. The annual competition conducted by the ORF-Austrian National
>Broadcasting Company's Upper Austria Regional Studio is a forum for
>artists and scientists who employ the computer not just as a tool but as
>an all-encompassing medium with which they are able to deal both
>creatively and competently.
>
>This year's prizes will be handed out during the Prix Ars Electronica Gala
>to be held on Monday, September 4, 2000 in the ORF studio.
>
>Golden Nica 2000:
>Rafael Lozano-Hemmer/MEX/CDN - Interactive Art
>Neal Stephenson/USA - .net
>Jakub Pistecky/CDN - Computer Animation
>Christian Volckman/F - Visual Effects
>Carsten Nicolai/D - Digital Musics
>Verena Riedl, Michaela Hermann/A - cyberarts - u19 freestyle computing
>
>
>Cyberarts 2000 - Prix Ars Electronica Exhibition
>
>September 2 - 7, 2000, O.K Centrum fuer Gegenwartskunst, 10:00-24:00
>Opening: September 2, 2000, 10:30
>
>An impressive look at current developments in the digital arts is offered
>by Cyberarts 2000, an exhibition at the O.K. Center for Contemporary Art
>being presented in conjunction with the Ars Electronica Festival. A
>separate exhibition space is devoted to "u19 Cybergeneration - Freestyle
>Computing," Prix Ars Electronica's category for young artists.
>
>Projects and artists:
>
>Vectorial Elevation, Relational Architecture #4 - Rafael
>Lozano-Hemmer/MEX/CDN
>Audiovisual Environment Suite - Golan Levin/USA
>GraffitiWriter - The Institute for Applied Autonomy/USA
>Unconscious Flow - Naoko Tosa/J
>As Much As You Love Me - Orit Kruglanski/Israel
>The Active Text Project - Jason E. Lewis, Alex Weyers/USA
>Watashi-chan - Tomoko Ueyama/J
>Asymptote - Douglas Edric Stanley/USA
>Free Range Appliances in a Light Dill Sauce - Rania Ho/USA
>Borderland - Laurent Hart, Julien Alma/F
>Experiments in Touching Color - Jim Campbell/USA
>A Body of Water - Andrea Zapp & Paul Sermon/D/UK
>
>Prix Ars Electronica in the Internet: http://prixars.orf.at
>
>
>6. You're planning to come to Linz for Ars Electronica 2000
> General information
>....................................
>
>The Ars Electronica Festival staff offers comprehensive visitors' services
>for festival guests. At our online service page, you'll find answers to
>your questions concerning:
>
>* ticket prices and booking information,
>* hotel reservation service (including moderately-priced youth
> hostel accommodations),
>* a city map with a detailed description of festival venues, and
>* contact addresses.
>
>For more details please go to
>http://kultur.aec.at/festival2000/service_contact/index_service.html
>
>Our Hotel Booking Service can be found at
>http://kultur.aec.at/festival2000/service_contact/hotel_e.html
>
>Ticket Reservation & Information at
>http://kultur.aec.at/festival2000/service_contact/tickets_e.html
>
>
>Next update: August 29th, 2000
>Content: Ars Electronica 2000 - Last call
>....................................
>
>Ars Electronica 2000: Free Speech, net-inspired digital Culture and
>Events & Performances.
>
>
>....................................
>Ars Electronica 2000:
>
>Organization: Ars Electronica Center Linz and ORF - Upper Austria Regional
>Studio
>Co-organizers: Brucknerhaus Linz, O.K. - Center for Contemporary Art
>
>Sponsors and Partners:
>Creditanstalt, Compaq, Gericom, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft,
>Oesterreichische Brauunion, Oracle, Quelle, SGI, Siemens AG, Telekom
>Austria AG, Porsche Austria.

>



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