Liverpool School of Art & Design and FACT Centre30 March - 1 April 2006

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New media art is a global phenomenon: a rapidly changing and dynamic field of creative practice which crosses conventional categories and disciplinary boundaries, challenging our assumptions about art.

- How do curators engage with new media art? - What makes a good curator of new media art? - What can we learn from the pioneers of this field? - What does the future hold for curating new media art? - What common ground exists with other disciplines?

These and other issues will be explored at Art-Place-Technology. Speakers who are shaping the practice and theory of curating new media art include:

Inke Arns, Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund. Sarah Cook, CRUMB, University of Sunderland Pierre-Yves Desaive, Fine Arts Museum of Belgium, Brussels Paul Domela, Liverpool Biennial Lina Dzuverovic, Electra, London Charlie Gere, Lancaster University Beryl Graham, CRUMB, University of Sunderland Ceri Hand, FACT, Liverpool Drew Hemment, Futuresonic, Manchester Kathy Rae Huffman, Cornerhouse, Manchester Stephen Kovats, V2, Rotterdam Amanda McDonald Crowley, Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, New York Francis McKee, Glasgow International & CCA, Glasgow Trebor Scholz, Institute for Distributed Creativity, New York Dimitrina Sevova & Alain Kessi, codeflow, Zurich Paul Sullivan, Static Gallery, Liverpool Simon Worthington, Mute, London

Art-Place-Technology will look at historical and current projects by some of the world's leading curators of new media art, and discuss how curating new media art creates interfaces with the art world, museum culture, media, publishing and academia. The symposium also includes a performance by LoVid, and a curator's tour of the exhibition "Howlin' Wolf" by Mark Lewis at FACT.


Programme Summary

30th March - DAY 1: FACT 17:00 - Launch Reception and Symposium Registration. Announcements: New postgraduate programme in Curating New Media Art, & ARC Journal for Curating and Theorising New Media Art. Colin Fallows (UK); Iliyana Nedkova (Bulgaria/UK); Chris Byrne (UK) 18:00-19:00 - Curatorial Tour of Mark Lewis exhibition "Howlin' Wolf" at FACT Galleries. Tour Host: Ceri Hand (UK)

31st March - DAY 2: Liverpool School of Art and Design 09:30 - Introductions: Colin Fallows 09:45 - Keynote: Amanda McDonald Crowley (USA) 10:30 - Moderated Question and Answer Session: Ceri Hand (UK), Moderator 11:15 - Presentations: Inke Arns (Germany); Pierre-Yves Desaive (Belgium) 12:15 - Moderated Question and Answer Session: Paul Domela (UK), Moderator 14:00 - Keynote: Charlie Gere (UK) 14:45 - Moderated Question and Answer Session: Beryl Graham (UK), Moderator 15:30 - Presentations: Francis McKee (UK); Lina Dzuverovic (UK) 16:30-17:00 - Moderated Question and Answer Session: Kathy Rae Huffman (UK), Moderator 19:00-20:00 - FACT - Presentation: Simon Worthington (UK)

1st April - DAY 3: Liverpool School of Art and Design 09:30 - Introductions: Colin Fallows 09:45 - Keynote: Trebor Scholz (USA) 10:30 - Moderated Question and Answer Session: Paul Sullivan (UK), Moderator 11:15 - Presentations: Stephen Kovats (Netherlands); Dimitrina Sevova & Alain Kessi (Switzerland) 12:15 - Moderated Question and Answer Session: Drew Hemment (UK), Moderator 14:30 - FACT - Workshop: Sarah Cook (UK/Canada) Followed by LoVid (USA) performance. 17:00 END


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Art-Place-Technology is hosted by the Liverpool School of Art & Design, Liverpool John Moores University in collaboration with FACT and Art Research Communication.

Supported by Arts Council England North West, Media Arts Network.