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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Visit DIVA During the Eugene Celebration

Transcultures: international sound art festival City Sonic, Mons

Transcultures is happy to invite you to the ninth edition of the international sound art festival City Sonic which will take place in Mons (Belgium) from the 27th of August until the 11th of September 2011.

The opening welcomes everyone, it will take place on the 26th of August at 6 pm (meeting point Site des Abattoirs, rue de la trouille 7000 Mons) with a guided tour of the sound itinerary in the center of the city in the presence of the artists, Philippe Franck (artistic director of the festival) and Anne-Laure Chamboissier, associated curator.

In the evening, you're invited to a sonic drink, a cool mix (by Belle Jeunesse) and 2 sonic performances at the Royal Theatre (Grand'Place) by Alexander Schubert (interactivity drums/video) and Yvat Collective (Yvat, electronics versus Adrian Tabarescu on vibraphone) followed by groovy eclectic mixes by Radio Campus djs: Kandid, Youri Margarine, Belle Jeunesse & Satan.

This year, City Sonic, in partnership with the City of Mons, proposes a poetic & inventive sound itinerary in several architectural & cultural places of this historical city : starting at salle Saint Georges on the Grand Place then the Fine Art Museum (BAM), Maison Folie, Médiathèque, Machine à Eau (water machine), & Site des anciens Abattoirs (renewed slaughterhouse). With more than 70 artists coming from several artistic disciplines (music, visual arts, literature, digital arts, radio art, design, architecture …) and various countries, City Sonic #9i is a unique event and a key festival to enter the many doors of sound creation in Belgium and abroad.

The programme features International artists such as Jim Shaw (USA), Hans Peter Kuhn, Rolf Julius (Ge), Saâdane Afif (Fr), David Renggli (Ch) … but also young talents from the Belgian and French art schools (ESAPV Mons, ENSAV La Cambre-Brussels, ESAD Strasbourg, ENSA Bourges,.), and artists produced by Transcultures (Livescape collective, Isa Belle & Paradise Now, Gauthier Keyaerts,…).
Performances by sound poets (Charles Pennequin, Vincent Tholomé, Aymeric Hainaux) and electronic musicians (the Aktivist, aMute, Squeaky Lobster for the Transonic event – Sept 10) & hybrid sound artists (0 aka Sylvain Chauveau, Rainier Lericolais, Guy-Marc Hinant/Sub Rosa, Jeroen Vandesande for Sonic Archipel ,closing event on Sept 11), and many others in partnership with Festival Cap Sonic. Sonic workshops, round tables, guided tours, original performance) & workshops (Sonic Kids fro the youngsters) are also part of this copious programme.

Vernissage City Sonic –opening > 26/08
18.00 > guided tour in presence of the artists and curators – Departure from the site des anciens Abattoirs (rue de la Trouille – 17, 7000 Mons)
20.00 > official speech – Salle Saint Georges (Grand'Place, 7000 Mons)
20.30> sonic drink + set électro de DJ Belle Jeunesse (Be) – Théâtre Royal (Grand'Place)
21.00 > sound performances: Alexander Schubert
23.00 > Djs City Sonic/Radio Campus : Dj Belle Jeunesse, Dj Youri Margarine, Dj Kandid vs Satan – Bateau Ivre (Grand'Place).


Monday, August 8, 2011

Call for Submissions - Brighton Photo Fringe

Brighton Photo Fringe is pleased to launch Open 2011, an experimental open submission platform for both photographic artists and curators.

Call for Submissions from Curators
Deadline: 5pm Monday 15 August 2011

Call for Submissions from Photographers and Lens-Based Artists
Deadline: 5pm Monday 12 September 2011

• Open 2011
During the interim period between the 2010 and 2012 festivals, Brighton Photo Fringe in partnership with Metro Print and Phoenix Brighton will be holding Open 2011. Open to everyone everywhere, Open 2011 will be an international platform that enables artists and curators to work together to explore the possibilities of photography and exhibition formats.

Mentor curator Charlotte Cotton (writer and curator, Creative Director, National Media Museum, London) will work closely with a group of selected curators to develop an exhibition in dialogue with the selected artists. Selected works will be printed, mounted and framed by Metro Print and the exhibition will be held at Phoenix Brighton from 19 November to 18 December 2011.

• Call for Submissions from Curators
Open to everyone everywhere. Applicants do not need to have previous curatorial experience.

Curators Submission Materials:
Completed application form.
CV or description of relevant experience. Maximum 2-pages A4.
Send submissions to:

Curators Further Information and Downloads:
Curators Deadline: 5pm Monday 15 August 2011

• Call for Submissions from Photographers and Lens-Based Artists
Open to everyone everywhere working with photographic and lens-based media.

Photographers and Lens-Based Artists Submission Materials:
1. Up to 10 examples of existing works, e.g. photographs, moving images via hyperlinks, publications, webworks. Maximum 10MB in total.
2. Proposal for new work or intervention (optional).
3. Completed application form.
4. Artist's CV. Maximum 2-pages A4.
5. £10 submission fee. Paid via PayPal.
Send submissions to:

Photographers and Lens-Based Artists Further Information and Downloads:
Photographers and Lens-Based Artists Deadline: 5pm Monday 12 September 2011

• About Brighton Photo Fringe
Brighton Photo Fringe is an artist-led organisation that supports photographers and lens-based artists by creating platforms, coordinating participatory projects and opening up exhibition spaces. Showcasing the best of current photographic practice, Brighton Photo Fringe aims to increase access to and participation in high quality photographic exhibitions and events.

Every two years Brighton Photo Fringe coordinates a city-wide festival in partnership with Brighton Photo Biennial. In 2010 the festival included over 180 exhibitions, projects and events, over 300 exhibitors and had an audience in the region of 140,000. See for further information.

Brighton Photo Fringe is supported by University of Sussex, School of Media Film and Music, Brighton and Hove City Council and the National Lottery through Arts Council England

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Second International Visual Research Methods Conference

Register now for the Second International Visual Research Methods Conference, to be held at The Open University in Milton Keynes, UK, 13-15 September 2011.

This innovative and exciting conference covers the use of visual methods in research with presentations and commentaries by social scientists and practitioners including visual artists and photographers. It boasts an impressive mix of around 150 papers from international speakers, six film screenings, six exhibitions, several hands-on workshops, book launches, and an opportunity to visit the MK Gallery and speak with local artists.

The organisers are proud to confirm three keynote speakers who are leading practitioners in their fields:

Filmmaker Katerina Cizek - Canadian documentary filmmaker whose digital revolution work has won a host of awards and National Film Board of Canada's Filmmaker-in-Residence at an inner city hospital

Professor Carey Jewitt  - educationalist from the London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education, specialising in visual and multimodal theory and research methods, technologies in teaching and learning and video based research.

Professor Ludmilla Jordanova - historian at Kings College London specialising in historian's use of visual and material culture.

This exciting three day event is just £200 with reduced rates for students. _Places are limited and booking fast, so register now at for what promises to be a groundbreaking event!

Registration closes 15th August 2011.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Open Call Global Communication

PAS is welcoming you to Performance Art Studies#21 -  Global Communication
In cooperation with Bartosz Lukasiewicz and the Global Communication Performance Art Festival, Elektrownia 16. – 25. september 2011 / Radom, Poland

Deadline for applications 1st of September 2011 -

Background: Global communication

Our modern communication offer great possibilities and enable us to reach any point in the world just by a click. To get in contact is easy, to become part of communities as well and to share interests, opinions and worries, no problem. But how does our neighborhood change during these times? City marketing and advertising determine what we get to see around us, varied codes of conduct regulate what to do and not to do. Public space has been increasingly functionalized and freed from any intimacy. We are exposing us in social networks, but we don't find a public place with a personal touch. During the study we will use a variety of techniques and exercises to focus perception of our own personality and the surrounding. We are developing skills to communicate in a concrete way with body and actions, and transform these into a performative work.

The presentation of this study will be shown as part of the Global Communication Festival for Performance Art 2011.
Global Communication

For the second time PAS is invited by polish artist and organizer Bartosz Lukasiewicz and the center of contemporary arts Elektrownia in Radom, Poland (click here to see the documentation of PAS #11). Global Communication is an international Festival of Performance art. The focus in this year will be the notion of public spaces and site specific works.

Please check :
Application form: