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ISEA2010 RUHR - 16th International Symposium on Electronic Art

Dortmunder U | 08/20/2010 - 08/29/2010

The International Symposium on Electronic Art is one of the most important festivals for digital and electronic art. Being one of the projects of RUHR.2010 European Capital of Culture, the symposium will be held in Germany for the first time this year!

At several venues in the cities of Dortmund, Essen and Duisburg, the festival presents current works and debates in Media Art worldwide. To that end, international artists and scholars will meet in the Ruhr metropolitan area. More than one hundred speakers will present recent developments in contemporary art and digital culture and exchange ideas with local creatives.

From 20 to 29 August 2010, the international academic conference will bring together more than one hundred speakers in Essen, Dortmund and Duisburg. All conference contributions have been selected in a peer-reviewing process by an international jury from over thousand proposals. The discussed themes vary from aesthetic discourses to questions of art and engineering. Among others, the conference includes panels on art and media in Latin America, on preservation of historical media art, on the phenomenon of materialisation and dematerialisation, on the role of the user in digital art, as well as a meeting of the Leonardo Education Forum.

The ISEA2010 RUHR Keynotes will deal with current sociopolitical discourses at the intersection between politics, art and the information society from 23 until 27 August 2010.

The ISEA2010 RUHR Exhibition selected from the Call for Proposals will be shown at the Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte. The curated exhibition TRUST and the E-Culture Fair 2010 will be on display at the Dortmund U. TRUST explores our relation to machines and media, which is often marked by a certain intuitive confidence.The latter is one of ISEA2010's Partner Events. And furthermore Heavy Matter, an exhibition by ISEA2010 RUHR's academic partner, the Academy for Media Art Cologne, can be seen in Dortmund city centre.

Performances und Workshops
The festival kicks off on Friday, 20 August with performances, workshops and a thematic conference focus on body, media and presence. Norah Zuniga Shaw (us) and her collaborators present Synchronous Objects as a main installation with an associated laboratory facilitated by Scott deLahunta (nl) for knowledge sharing and discussion. Based on William Forsythe's choreography One Flat Thing, reproduced, the artists develop visual, interactive and programmable objects in order to interpret choreographic concepts and to reimagine what these concepts might look like if they were not danced. On the evenings of 20 and 21 August, Mette Ingvartsen (dk/be) stages her performative installation Evaporated Landscapes and Xavier Le Roy (fr) presents his choreography Le sacre du printemps. Employing a minimum of artistic means both artists succeed at expanding the imagination of the audience.

ISEA2010 RUHR Concerts and Club in Dortmund
Also musically ISEA2010 will set the tone: On three evenings (Tuesday, 24, Thursday, 26 and Friday 27 August 2010) distinguished musicians and sound artists play their latest compositions of electronic music in a concert hall with outstanding acoustics. Artists of different generations perform together in a programme which crosses the boundaries and conventions of electroacoustic music. An adventurous programme of audiovisual performances, live-sets and club music by international artists and selected local acts rounds off the nights in Dortmund.

Partner Events in Essen, Dortmund, Duisburg, Duisburg-Ruhrort und Marl:
Together with regional and international media art institutions ISEA2010 RUHR has developed a comprehensive programme in the Ruhr region: The Partner events comprise the exhibition for the German Sound Art Award, a Day of Sound, Public Art Projects in Duisburg, an exhibition by the Academy for Media Art Cologne and the E-Culture.

ISEA2010 RUHR Programme

ISEA2010 RUHR Conference
Fri, 20.08. – Sun, 22.08.2010 in Essen
Mon, 23.08. – Fri, 27.08.2010 in Dortmund
Sat, 28.08. – Sun, 29.08.2010 in Duisburg

ISEA2010 RUHR Keynotes
Fri, 20.08.2010 in Essen, PACT Zollverein
Mon, 23.08., Tue 24.08.2010, Thur, 26.08., Fri, 27.08.2010 in Dortmund, Konzerthaus Dortmund
Sat, 28.08., Sun, 29.08.2010 in Duisburg

Exhibition TRUST
Sat, 31.07. – Sun, 05.09.2010
Dortmund U

ISEA2010 RUHR Exhibition
Fri, 20.08. – Sun, 05.09.2010
Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Dortmund

E-Culture Fair
Mon, 23.08. – Wed, 25.08.2010 Dortmund U

German Sound Art Award
Sun, 22.08.2010, 11 – 15:00h
Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl

Day of Sound
Sun, 22.08.2010, from 16:00h
Folkwanguniversität für Musik, Theater, Tanz, Gestaltung, Wissenschaft, Essen

ISEA2010 RUHR Performances
Fri, 20.08.  – Sun, 22.08.2010
PACT Zollverein, Essen


ISEA2010 RUHR Concerts
Tue, 24.08., Thur, 25.08. and Fri, 27.08.2010
Konzerthaus Dortmund


ISEA2010 RUHR Club
Mon, 23.08. – Fri, 27.08.2010
FZW, Dortmund


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