[Oberlist] DE* open call xxxxx_temporary_structure Club Transmediale january 2009

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Subject: [spectre] open call xxxxx_temporary_structure Club Transmediale
january 2009

xxxxx seeks 6-8 interested participants to join us in a public
laboratory structure during Club Transmediale in Berlin, from 22-31
January 2008 at the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien. Selected participants will
have the opportunity to work with researchers, artists and theorists
(listed below) in a number of diverse research fields, as well as in the
creation of the lab structure itself, towards the construction of
event/s on the final day.

Participation is free, and selected participants will receive (at
least) one meal a day plus Transmediale/Club Transmediale festival
passes. All travel and accommodation is the responsibility of the
selected participants.

To apply, send a statement of interest and links to previous works to:

xxxxx la clubtransmediale.de

by 14 January 2008. The selections will be made on a running basis, so
earlier is indeed better! Those not selected will still be able to
drop in at the lab space along with the general public.

about: xxxxx_temporary_structure CTM 2009

Tracing a clear line of development from both xxxxx_workshops:
[in]tolerance during CTM 2008 examining the material basis of
technology and a series of life coding events in Norway and Germany,
xxxxx hosts an experimental nine day structure widening the scope of
construction and constructivism to embrace the social and economic
structures of production and performance. Public interface is to be
made explicit, inviting participation, visit and conversation.

xxxxx temporary structure presents the expansion of both known and
less familiar constructive procedures and apparatus, for example
software (Pure Data, Python) and hardware (waves, circuits,
simulation) into novel territory. Software becomes script and social
pragmatics, hardware expands into optics, architecture, graffiti,
elaborate kinetics and novel interfaces to the world addressing
biologic and physical processes; a play of light, resonance and

The relationship between structure and system is playfully opened,
with the modelling of systems as core activity within the temporary
lab space; simulation within both code and analogue electronics, the
embedding of an internal observer allowing for a play with agents and

A concern with materiality and construction forms the base for an
energetic examination of all manner of diagrams, public interface
(reading space, discussion), bio-computing (plant life, EEG), world
interface (practical endophysics), everyday technologies (light,
food), code, transitions and translations. Such disciplines branch out
mushroom like, revealing instabilities and new structures across nine
days, in one space, publicly accessible throughout.

xxxxx temporary structure is inherently experimental and
interdisciplinary, inviting practitioners and artists who are well
able to prise open the gaps between reified disciplines to actively
create new social and constructive apparatus within the xxxxx space.

A playful laboratory is proposed which does not mark boundaries
between forms and between disciplines - which rather exposes and opens
up social and artistic structures for sublime experience.


Core invited participants and what they may or may not be doing on
which days [more participants TBC after open call]:

1] Oswald Berthold [AT/DE] - 22-31 January

Berthold (web.fm) describes himself as a semi-autonomous social
particle commissioned in graz in 1976. His interests lie in media,
programming, and networks. He is associated with xdv, farmersmanual,
and gullibloon.

Keywords: software-defined radio, sniffing, wide spectrum measurement
of EM intensities, practical investigations of a brain equation,
societal mapping

2] Alexei Blinov [UK/RU] - TBA

Alexei Blinov is a Russian born artist/engineer living and working in
London. He was and is strongly involved with wireless community
networking. His areas of expertise include sensors, lasers, hardware
design and programming.

Keywords: free networks, antenna, open hardware, lasers, optical

3] Leif Elggren [SE] - 22-27 January

King of Elgaland-Vargaland Leif Elggren hides and plays in baroque
manner beyond any possible, necessarily quotidian description of a
conceptual, performance or audiovisual artist.

Keywords: mis-use of esoteric recording devices (teeth),
construction of crowns, physiological frequencies (body)

4] Derek Holzer [US/DE] - 22-31 January

Derek Holzer's work focuses on capturing and transforming small,
unnoticed sounds from various natural and urban locations, networked
collaboration strategies, experiments in improvisational sound,
self-made electronics and on the use of free software such as

Keywords: drawn sound, optoelectronic synthesis, systems for
collaboration, more open than source, life outside the box

5] Martin Howse [UK/DE] - 22-31 January

Martin Howse operates within the fields of discourse, speculative
hardware (environmental data in open physical systems), code (an
examination of layers of abstraction), free software and the
situational (performances and interventions).

Keywords: resonance, relativity and wave-length in space and
architecture for varying wave phenomena, measurement and mapping of
electromagnetic(EM) field strength intensities as archaeological

6] Yunchul Kim [KO] - TBA

Yunchul Kim studied music composition in Seoul and media art in
KHM Cologne, Germany. His work has been shown in Ars Electronica,
Transmediale, NewYork digital salon and Medialab Madrid amongst many
others. He has been living and working in Germany since 1999 and is a
guest lecturer at the Merz Academy, Institute for New Media, Stuttgart.

Keywords: chaos elaboration, interface exploration, physical code
trafficking, pataphysics, imaginary pathologies

7] Martin Kuentz [DE] - 22-31 January

Martin Kuentz (Unkuentz), born 1975 in South West Germany, is a Berlin
based freelance artist. He founded the Salon Bruit, a concert series
on improvised, electroacoustic and noise music, and has been involved
in the Dienstbar series, Transmitting Object Behaviour (T.O.B.),
Berlin free radio campaign, Blind Operators, Unkuentz vs. Trodza and
apostrov recordings.

Keywords: expansive kinetic constructivism, crashed kitchen sink and
bath-tub chemistry, homemade fireworks, long-term transmissions

8] Rob Mullender [UK] - 26-31 January

Rob Mullender is an artist and maker living and working in London,
U.K. His current preoccupations mostly concern the possible
inter-relationship between sound and light; in other words using one
to help find out things about the other. This has proved to be an
unexpectedly complicated and fertile subject, especially when seen as
an artistic rather than a scientific or engineering pursuit.

Keywords: auditory cameras, photophonics, ultrasonics, Enigma
machines, sonification-as-synthesis

9] Julian Oliver [NZ/ES] - 24-29 January

Julian Oliver has given numerous workshops and master classes in
game-design, artistic game-development, object-oriented programming
for artists, UNIX/Linux, virtual architecture, interface design,
augmented reality and open source development practices worldwide. In
1998 he established the artistic game-development collective, Select

Keywords: environmental steganography, Python code expansion, data
forensics and augmented reality softwares

10] Otto Roessler [DE] - TBA

Otto Roessler reveals the power and cruelty of the rationalist project
as first invoked within a dream of Rene Descartes. Through elaboration
of endophysics, a science of interiority, the world as interface is
implemented within potential practical, scientific and artistic

Keywords: practical endophysics, discussion of mute sperm whale
communication, impending technocratic disaster analysis

11] Danja Vassiliev [RU/NL] - 22-31 January

>From the middle of 90s, Danja Vassiliev has been actively engaged with
internet, computer and digital based visual and installation art. His
most recent research and works are concentrated around topics of
digital networking, internet and stereotypes of the digital age.

Keywords: literal UNIX pipes, shared communications systems, terminal
VJ, swarmed networks with traffic/person as information carrier

12] Valentina Vuksic [CH] - 26-31 January

Valentina Vuksic explores a highly individual articulation of hard and
software mediation; the processes in such intermediate space as action
thus implying actors rendered audible through novel intrusion.

Keywords: exploration of computational process as actor/staged on
physical substrate (audio) rendering, comparison of crash spectra

13] Dorotha Walentynowicz [PL/NL] - 25-31 January

Dorotha Walentynowicz is an artist and performer who works with
photography, video and sound, as well as modified game engines and
other interactive media.

Keywords: exposure, manipulation and voluntary oppression in gaming,
performative communications strategies, "black box" as camera obscura

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