Joanna Render is a gallerist and academic in the field of Aesthetics. Her pioneering activities in placing media art in the art market includes numerous curated exhibitions and art fair presentations. She also participated in Art Brussels, Art Cologne and ARCO in Madrid. In 2005 her gallery was awarded the Premio ARCO.
Kyd Campbell works as an independent programmer, exhibition designer and curator specialized in circulation, media and audio art and also as a digital creator of video and public interactive situations.
The refrigerator is among the most important technical achievements of everyday life and thus extends the so-called cooling chain. By means of this chain it is possible to preserve and eat perishable food independent of the time of year and to thus prevent typical nutritional deficiencies. In the 1950s the refrigerator, in addition to the car, television, and washing machine, symbolised the domestic modernity of the 'economic miracle'. Nevertheless, the electric refrigerator is a paradox: It cools its interior by heating up its surroundings and thereby becomes a reflection of a desolate progress-oriented society which enjoys its luxury on the inside at the cost of destroying its environment on the exterior.
Margarita Dorovska and Kathy Rae Huffman:
Archive of Video Art from Eastern Europe
Collaborative effort, aiming at the research and selection of 100 video art works produced during the transition period of post-communist Eastern Europe. ...
Peter Zorn: European Media Art Network (EMAN)
EMAN Coordinator Peter Zorn presents the partners, the structure and the aims of the network, that creates a backbone of Media Labs and Festivals.
Time's Up has been developing large scale interactive situations since 1996 with a tendency towards large steel and pneumatic devices. 'Luminous Green' is a series of workshops that explores the possibilities of living well and sustainably in the world. In this short presentation Time's Up will explain some of the points that were of importance in the workshop: local actions, utilising regional assets, in our case industrial waste and the body of water, social organisation, 're-importing' developing world technologies to 'the west', and many others.