Fallo del Jurado III Convocatoria y Premio EX de arte electrónico experimental

Fallo del Jurado de la III Convocatoria y Premio EX de arte electrónico experimental

A 10 de enero de 2017

Este jurado EXquisito, formado por  Paulina Bebecka, Nilo Casares, Jaime Lavagne, Arturo Moya Villén y Gerardo Zavarce, para fallar el

III Premio EX de arte electrónico experimental

fruto de la III Convocatoria de arte electrónico y experimental, organizada por EX, patrocinada por Arts Connection y en colaboración con JustMAD JustMAD 8, se reúne en línea a deshoras, aunque encantados por la buena acogida de la convocatoria EX tanto por los países representados, que abarcan un espectro muy amplio, cuanto por la calidad de las obras concurrentes, de menor espectro ya que supone una media muy alta, para:

OTORGAR

el Premio en metálico EX de arte electrónico experimental, dotado con dos mil quinientos (2.500) euros, a la obra Far and Near, You and Me de Ting Zhang (República Popular China); porque consigue transformar la magia de los encuentros a distancia en algo tan real como irreales terminan siendo.

El Premio residencia Arts Connection, a la obra Image Don’t Cost a Thing de Iliyana Kancheva (Bulgaria); por devolvernos el juego del espejito, espejito; dime quién es la más bella, a su estadio anterior analógico, el del foto-matón, único lugar en el que encontrar de guardia al hombre invisible.

Para su exposición en Just Tech 17, también selecciona:

La obra Último esfuerzo rural III, de Bosch & Simons (España) por su capacidad para sujetar de manera digital a una cacharrería arcaica que no parece dejarse gobernar por esos bytes recién llegados.

La obra Hourglass de Andrei Rubina Thomaz (Brasil), porque frena el vértigo con que ahora ya no vemos nada, para que dejemos de mirar a prisa, y pararnos a ver.

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EX en justMAD 7

EX en justMAD 7

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La feria se celebró del 23 al 28 de febrero de 2016, en LASEDE del COAM (Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid).

La participación de EX incluyó la exhibición de los trabajos premiados en la II Convocatoria de Arte electrónico experimental, y una sección de arte sonoro.

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EX at Pinta Miami

EX AT PINTA MIAMI

Constructive Interferences

EX is very proud to announce its participation at Pinta Miami, invitated by its director Diego Costa. Our participation has been possible thanks to the support of Arts Connection, L & A Projects and Veronika VR Solutions.

EX is one of the few initiatives fully devoted to electronic art in Spain, and in spite its short trajectory, has already managed to establish itself as a reference in Spanish New Media. A proof of this it’s the success obtained by the electronic and experimental art international open call. 2016’s is its third edition. For EX’s first exhibition in the States, it’s been selected a collection of works with a common discourse on negation and interference as medium recoding mechanisms. These are works by both emerging and mid-career artists.

http://www.pintamiami.com/Exhibitors-2016/Exhibitors-2016/Electronic-Project

Artists:

  • Martin Reiche
  • José Sánchez
  • PolakVanBekkum
  • Arturo Moya Villén

Location

Mana Wynwood
2217 NW 5TH AVE.
Miami, FL 33127
USA

Fair Hours 

VIP Preview: Tuesday, Nov. 29: 6:45 – 10:30 pm (by invitation only)
Official Opening: Wednesday, Nov. 30: 5 – 8 pm

Public Days:

Thursday, Dec. 1 – Saturday,  Dec. 3: 12 am – 8 pm
Sunday, Dec. 4: 12 – 7 pm

Martin Reiche’s work consists on a connective structure placed between two signals, that produces a systemic interference. By questioning its functionality, the piece emerges as a sculpture that reflects on the promise of a over connected world. José Sánchez also turns to negation. In his piece a fan, like a broken screen, attacks the eye causing its retreat to the blind labyrinth of the human body, allowing another constitution of the image. Ian Flitman’s algorithmic narration reflects on a language that oscillates between an absent writing, a speaking action and the potential definition of electronic as a diffuse path for self-constitution. PolakVanBekkum’s work is a landscape originated from both the interference and coupling of two different media estrategies, a binaural microphone and a gps. The spectator is shown into a virtual walk through a distorted scenario, caused by the cooperation and distance between both devices. Lastly, it shall be presented Arturo Moya Villén’s work. His practice explores the violence and alienation of a word that vanishes through media. His work proposes a negative interactivity that forces the spectator to deny the work to enable its meaning.

BNC B. Martin Reiche

Beyond Non-deterministic Connections Version B is a sculptural network of Bayonet Neill-Concelman (BNC) tee connectors and a two-channel video installation. Serving as a monumental analog video mixer, BNC B is also a statement and metaphor for global connectedness. With its sharp 90 degree angles its structure developed out of the aesthetics of L-systems, a class of generative algorithms that have widely been used in the modelling of plants and recursive processes and are representative for the governance of algorithms and data today.

Martin Reiche is a media artist living and working in Berlin, Germany, and is regularly presenting on professional computer science and digital art and gaming conferences. His artistic work has been shown at numerous festivals and museums around the world.

He has created interactive installations, sculptures, video works and experimental computer games for festivals, museums and galleries worldwide, including ZKM Museum of Media Art, ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens Digital Art Festival, INCUBARTE Art Festival Valencia, ETDM Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design Tallinn and A MAZE. Festival Berlin.

BLOWJOB (400 milisegundos). Jose Sanchez

Blowjob (400ms) is about the emphasis of contemporain culture on visual attention, but stressing the opposite side of light: those micro-discon- nections from the visually saturated surroundings that happends semi-unconsciously when we blink, that allow us rejoining with ourselves in the darkness of our bodies for a fraction of a second. A video footage of a mouth is projected in-sync over a fan wings movement while it blows on the eyes of the beholder. 400 milliseconds makes reference of the estimated duration of the blinking of an eye.

Jose Sánchez’s original background belongs to the design of the sculptoric form using glassy-state materials like blown glass and porcelain. He studied in Spain and UK at centers historically linked to the industrial past of those materials where he developed initial works that where involved into the artistic interpretation of their specific techniques and qualities of shape, transparency and finishings. As an student he took courses with international glass artist like Walter lieberman and Sally Fawkes. He holds exhibitions at both countries and got awarded two times in 2009 in UK, and recently in Spain at Justech ́16. He also has been part of International artistic fairs and festivals in Alicante, Valencia and Madrid.

Despite Jose Sánchez was trained as a glassblower his recent works expands his previous artistic languaje to diverse mediums through strategies of appropriation, opening the scope as a way for making his art able to deal with contemporary issues related to human visuality. His artworks aims to use the exhibition field as way to examine presence beyond the screens; as well as a platform to trigger dialogic queries that targets the visual as a key to understanding culture.

The mailman’s Bag. PolakVanBekkkum

Part of the 250 Miles Crossing Philadelphia project, The Mailman’s Bag 2015 is a very dear work to us. The sounds are recorded directly from the bag containing the mail being distributed by the mailman. The work uses an innovative way of binaural sound recording: the bag becomes equipped with „human” ears, and becomes the protagonist. As the bag never parts from the mailman’s body, the recording stays very close to the moment to moment interaction of mail delivery. An interaction that both takes place between humans: the postman and the citizen and between objects: mail and mailbox.

Every movement of the bag is recorded with a GPS- device. Those movements are recreated with a custom software in Google Steetview. Because of the limitations of the Streetview 3D algorithm a machine-world like glitch is produced. Two worlds, the realistic sound and the weird automated 3D glitch, never totally meet. It is in the gap between those, that the poetry of the project emerges in the mind of the beholder.

Esther Polak and Ivar van Bekkum work together as artist-couple under the name PolakVanBekkum. Their work focusses on landscape and mobility.

They have worked and exhibited internationally, at Transmediale Berlin, Ars Electronica Linz, ZKM Karlsruhe, London, IMAL Brussels, Rento Brattinga | Gallery Amsterdam, Museo for Image and Sound Sao Paolo, Nairobi, Lagos, Marrakech, Paris, Philadelphia Percent for Art program, Los Angeles and Queensland.

In 2005 Esther Polak did receive a Golden Nica for interactive Art at Ars Electronica together with Ieva Auzina, for their MILKproject. Since 2002 we (PolakVanBekkum) initiated innovative projects about mobility and landscape. Our primary focus is: the performativity of mobility. What does mobility bring about, create?

Within our projects, we concentrate on mobility patterns (of people, products, animals, machines) and their artistic potential. In the execution we focus on the perspective of the individual: step by step, project by project we are looking for different ways of putting this point of view center stage.

Shut-Your-Mouth Machine. Arturo Moya Villén

Software and hardware design & development: Kwendenarmo and Carlos Hernández

The Shut-Your-Mouth Machine is a device inspired by the arcade game Whac-A-Mole, and its particular way of negative interaction. The game typically consists in smashing moles when they pop up from holes distributed on a plane. Constructing the meaning of the piece through its negation is one of my personal interests, and I have been working on it in recent years, unfolding a critical approach to such interactive works where the user has a total degree of control over the mechanism. In this case the negation is metaphorical and physical, because the game lies in pushing a big red button to silence the voice projected by the device. What you hear is my personal recorded voice talking about the work. So, when you push the button you are silencing my own speech. I am interested in proposing a work that constrains the user to deny it, a work where there is a circular contradiction between listening and silencing: maybe I would want to listen to the voice, but if I want to complete the game I have to stop the meaning contained in the voice. So the meaning doesn’t simply come from my voice, but from the collaboration between my speech and those who restrain it. In this sense, the work includes a critical to traditional relationship between a work of art and its receiver.

Arturo Moya Villen is a Sound Artist, New Media Artist, Composer and Curator. His work -which includes interactive installations, sound installations, performance with bio sensors, electroacoustic music, video art, etc.- has been exhibited in galleries, museums and festivals in Europe, South, Centre and North America. In his work he explores the relationship between body and discourse through Electronic Media. He is one of EX’s founders and its first president.

EX AT PINTA MIAMI

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EX en Pinta Miami 2016

EX se enorgullece de anunciar su participación en Pinta Miami, posible gracias al inestimable apoyo de Arts Connection, y la colaboración de L  A Projects (Lavagne & Asociados) y Veronika VR Solutions.

En su breve existencia EX -una de las pocas iniciativas dedicadas íntegramente al arte electrónico en España- se ha consolidado como un referente en el campo del New Media en el panorama español, y prueba de ello, es el éxito de su convocatoria internacional de arte electrónico experimental, que este año llega a su tercera edición. En su primera presentación en el continente americano, EX presenta una síntesis de su trayectoria, encarnada en las obras de un conjunto de artistas emergentes y middle career, cuyo trabajo se presenta bajo el signo común de la negación o la interferencia como forma de reescritura medial.

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III Open Call and EX Prizes for Experimental New Media Art

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III Open Call and EX Prizes for Experimental New Media Art

EX, asociación de arte electrónico y experimental

JUSTMAD7, emerging art fair and

Arts Connection Foundation

present the

III Open Call and “EX” Prizes for Experimental New Media Art

(en castellano más abajo)

Due to the encouraging results viewed in the former two open calls and driven by the commitment expressed by JUSTMAD art fair on their support of electronic art and specially of our association, we make this third call which intends to outgrow the development and innovations settled in the first two. This time with the invaluable sponsorship of Arts Connections Foundation.

We are working towards “normalizing” New Media Art and making it available, on a regular basis on the existing art spaces in Spain. The prior calls and prizes were a complete success both from the point of view of the quality and quantity presented, as for the impact that this art obtained in JustMad 6 and 7. In 2016, JustMad was atended by 25,000 visitors and welcomed 50 galleries from around the globe. Media coverage also reached a high point with hundreds of articles on the press as well as on important TV programs. Thanks to this repercussion EX was invited to participate from november 29 to december 5, on the 10th edition of Pinta Miami – a contemporary fair satelite of ArtBasel – and one of the most important art fairs of iberoamerica.

As a result of the collaboration between EX and JustMAD, EX will also curate a complete section devoted entirely to electronic art within JustMAD8.

This year’s call will offer two prizes, sponsored generously by Arts Connection foundation, in its long support to New Media Art. A 2500 € cash prize and a Residency to be developed at  Arts Connection Foundation spaces at Miami.

The terms of the Residency include:

  • Round-trip airplane ticket
  • One month residency
  • 1000 € for subsistence allowance
  • Access to wifi and audio and video devices
  • Presentation at Miami New Media Festival
  • Personal exhibition at Arts ConnectionFoundation spaces.

The winning works will be exhibited at the New Media section.

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EX at Pinta Miami

EX AT PINTA MIAMI

Constructive Interferences

EX is very proud to announce its participation at Pinta Miami, invitated by its director Diego Costa. Our participation has been possible thanks to the support of Arts Connection, L & A Projects and Veronika VR Solutions.

EX is one of the few initiatives fully devoted to electronic art in Spain, and in spite its short trajectory, has already managed to establish itself as a reference in Spanish New Media. A proof of this it’s the success obtained by the electronic and experimental art international open call. 2016’s is its third edition. For EX’s first exhibition in the States, it’s been selected a collection of works with a common discourse on negation and interference as medium recoding mechanisms. These are works by both emerging and mid-career artists.

Artists:

  • Martin Reiche
  • José Sánchez
  • PolakVanBekkum
  • Ian Flitman
  • Arturo Moya Villén

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Curso de arte sonoro impartido por Arturo Moya y Ruth Abellán

MAP Arte Sonoro

Curso de arte sonoro impartido por Arturo Moya y Ruth Abellán

Con Alla Yanovsky

Lugar: La Térmica, Málaga. 15, 16, 17, 18  y 19 de marzo de 2016. De 17.00 a 20.00 horas

20 alumnos a partir de 18 años (mínimo 10 alumnos) Precio: 60 €. Sala 117-2. La Térmica

Inscríbete en este taller

El curso ofrece una visión teórica y práctica. Su objetivo principal es mostrar una panorámica amplia sobre los principales desarrollos del arte sonoro, e incentivar un proceso conjunto de reflexión sobre sus prácticas y planteamientos estéticos. Se articula a través de cuatro núcleos principales:

  1. Conocer los orígenes, principales corrientes y desarrollos significativos del arte sonoro. Comprender su naturaleza híbrida, producto del cruce de distintas disciplinas y tradiciones estéticas.
  2. Resituar y profundizar la escucha. Conocer, comprender y experimentar las distintas formas de escucha propuestas desde el arte sonoro, y su conexión con las surgidas en el seno de las músicas experimentales.
  3. Conocer físicamente el sonido, en particular en su relación con el espacio, y aprender a plantear o a generar propuestas artísticas derivadas de ese conocimiento.
  4. Comprender, manejar y reflexionar sobre algunas tecnologías electrónicas involucradas en las producciones de arte sonoro.

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Premios EX de arte electrónico experimental

PREMIOS EX DE ARTE ELECTRÓNICO EXPERIMENTAL

Primer premio EX

BNC B

Martin Reiche

martinreiche.com/project/bnc-b/

Beyond Non-deterministic Connections Version B, Post-digital installation, 2015

is a sculptural network of Bayonet Neill-Concelman (BNC) tee connectors and a two-channel video installation. Serving as a monumental analog video mixer, BNC B is also a statement and metaphor for global connectedness. With its sharp 90 degree angles its structure developed out of the aesthetics of L-systems, a class of generative algorithms that have widely been used in the modelling of plants and recursive processes and are representative for the governance of algorithms and data today.

Martin Reiche is a media artist living and working in Berlin, Germany, and is regularly presenting on professional computer science and digital art and gaming conferences. His artistic work has been shown at numerous festivals and museums around the world.

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Ocupar la escucha. I Muestra de Arte Sonoro de Talavera de la Reina

Ocupar la escucha

I Muestra de Arte Sonoro de Talavera de la Reina

Los miembros de la asignatura de Arte Sonoro y Creación Radiofónica de la Escuela Municipal de Música y Danza presentan Ocupar la escucha, I Muestra de Arte Sonoro de Talavera de la Reina, una propuesta pionera en Talavera con vocación de continuidad. La muestra, abierta al público a partir del 25 de junio y durante los meses de julio y agosto de 2015, reúne un conjunto de instalaciones e intervenciones sonoras, producidas ex profeso para el espacio de El Salvador, que reflexionan sobre los procesos de escucha y de expresión en los espacios públicos, privados e íntimos.

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Jury’s decision in II Open Call for EX Experimental New Media Art Prize

Jury’s decision in II Open Call for EX Experimental New Media Art Prize

jus tech 16 small new-01The Jury for the II Open Call for EX Experimental New Media Art Prize announce their verdict as follows:

The Jury, consisting of Nilo Casares, Jaime Lavagne and Arturo Moya Villén, in order to pass judgement on the II EX Experimental New Media Art Prize, held a meeting at five p.m. on the 19th of January 2016 and, after a long deliberation, decided to

BESTOW

the First EX Experimental New Media Art Prize, worth a thousand euros, to the piece BNC B by Martin Reiche (Germany), both for its artistic quality and for an extraordinary synaesthesia that offers the video-work’s visual experience as a journey into the inner depths and wiring on which every digital work depends –to the extent that they would not exist without such wiring– and for displaying a digital transparency that only works within this art dare to showcase, allowing us to see what they are made of, yet not how they have been implemented.

The Second EX Prize allocates one of the Just Residence artist-in-residence programs, organized by JustMAD, to the piece Blowjob (400 milisegundos) by José Sánchez (Spain) for developing an interplay that, albeit plainly presented, maintains its complexity, transforming the ordinary action of blowing into a surreal experience in which our gaze becomes our lips. With this second piece, in the II Edition of these Awards we want to emphasise deceit and illusion as being core elements in contemporary art, suggesting how emerging technologies can aid us through different paths to new magical places.

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