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Video on the Loose at LACMA | June 26

June 26, 2010 at the LACMA plaza
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the LA-based new media arts organization Freewaves, with international experimental media art from the past 20 years, and a preview of the new John Baldessari retrospective. Enjoy food, drinks and a live DJ!

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Video on the Loose, Freewaves at LACMA June 26

V I D E O  O N  T H E  L O O S E
Freewaves to transform LACMA plaza
with international experimental media art from the past 20 years
June 26, 2010
As part of its 20th birthday celebration, Freewaves will present “Video on the Loose” at LACMA’s Late Night Art Event on Saturday, June 26, 2010, from 8-11pm. The event will animate the museum’s north piazza with 21 experimental media art works produced over the past two decades. The videos span perspectives from the identity politics of the 1990s to post-9/11 reality checks, from deep inside the mass media landscape to observations from media makers in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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Freewaves Presents Festival Hightlights at CAA and Bonaventure

404 South Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90071
FEBRUARY 25 – 27, 2009, 6-10:00 pm

Lobby Court, Thursday, February 26th, 8:30 -10:00 pm


1. Memories of the Future. Curator: Rita Gonzalez, Assistant Curator, Special Exhibitions, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
2. Violations and Obfuscations: Videos produced over the past eight years that revolve around themes of political and democratic process and violations of either under the current administration. Curator: Nancy Popp. 3. Hollywould: Selections from the LA Freewaves Recent Experimental Arts Festival. Curator: Anne Bray, Director, LA Freewaves; CGU and USC Art Faculty.
4. Resolution 3: Video Praxis in Global Spaces. Curators: Ciara Ennis, Director/Curator, Pitzer Art Galleries; Ming-Yuen S. Ma, Assoc. Professor of Media Studies, Pitzer College; Carol Stakenas, Exec. Dir., L.A.C.E. 5. Selections from The Blindness Series by Tran, T. Kim-Trang, Scripps College.

SCHEDULE (begins at 6 pm, and repeats in order, until 10pm)
Wednesday 25, programs: 5, 4, 3.
Thursday 26, programs: 3, 2, 1.
Friday 27, programs:, 2, 1, 4, 5.

Organized by Ken Gonzales-Day and Reva Wolf for the Media Lounge of the CAA Services to Artists Committee

FEATURE: Networked: a (networked_book) about (networked_art)

A Juried International Competition

Call for Proposals

Deadline: December 15, 2008

Five writers will be commissioned to develop chapters for a networked book about networked art. The chapters will be open for revision, commentary, and translation by online collaborators. Each commissioned writer will receive $3,000 (US).

Networked Committee:

Steve Dietz (Northern Lights, MN) :: Martha CC Gabriel (net artist, Brazil) :: Geert Lovink (Institute for Network Cultures, The Netherlands) :: Nick Montfort (Massachusetts Institute for Technology, MA) :: Anne Bray (LA Freewaves, LA) :: Sean Dockray (Telic Arts Exchange, LA) :: Jo-Anne Green (NRPA, MA) :: Eduardo Navas (newmediaFIX) :: Helen Thorington (NRPA, NY)

Networked Partners:

New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. (NRPA) :: newmediaFIX :: LA Freewaves :: Telic Arts Exchange

“A networked book is an open book designed to be written, edited and read in a networked environment.” – Institute for the Future of the Book

Networked Goals:

(1) To commission five chapters and publish them online using Wiki/blog technology to enable the public to revise, update, debate and translate them

(2) To present public forums to publicize the online book and solicit participation in its development.

Networked Objectives:

:: To develop and publish an online, trans-disciplinary book that will address recent artistic developments made possible by computers, networks, and mobile connectivity

:::: To present the book in an open, participatory and social form

:::::: To document:

:::::::::: the collapse of the traditional distinction between artist, art work and audience

:::::::::: the shaping of creative practice that is open, contingent and participatory

:::::::::: the building of virtual communities which, in the words of Howard Rheingold, “becomes inevitable wherever computer mediated communications technology becomes available to people anywhere.” (The Virtual Community, 1993)

We invite contributions that critically and creatively rethink how networked art is categorized, analyzed, legitimized — and by whom — as norms of authority, trust, authenticity and legitimacy evolve.

“Networked” proposes that a history or critique of interactive and/or participatory art must itself be interactive and/or participatory; that the technologies used to create a work suggest new forms a “book” might take.

We hope to spark a conversation between researchers and practitioners, curators, artists, and academics in the fields of art (music, sound, dance, e-lit, visual art .), architecture, convergence, mapping, urbanism, games, sociology, visualization, cultural studies, and environmental studies.

In keeping with the transdisciplinary nature of the book, authors may consider, but are by no means limited to, themes such as:

:: cyberspace and identity
:: ubiquitous computing – surveillance, politics, and privacy
:: avatars, wearables, bioart and embodiment
:: collective storytelling, audio narratives and sound art
:: virtual worlds, mixed realities
:: locative media – place, mobility, augmented reality
:: massively multiplayer online games – networked play
:: responsive architecture and relational environments
:: social networks
:: nomadism, psychogeography, and the city
:: tactical media – performance, agency and activism
:: open source and crowdsourcing
:: Originality, copies, remix, mashup

All papers will be reviewed by our international committee.

Commissioned chapters, as well as contributions by collaborators, will be subject to the Creative Commons License Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0/Unported:

Once the chapters are published online, registered users will be able to revise, add to, and translate the existing texts. There is no end date for the project. When “Networked” has attracted substantive participation, we will consider publishing a print version of the project, which may itself be updated over time.


Submissions must be based on original, unpublished research. They should include:

1. Name, address, URL, email and one page CV of author.

2. A 1000 word proposal that should be accompanied by an abstract of no more than 250 words and a list of keywords to indicate the subject area of the chapter. [Each of the commissioned chapters will contain text, images, videos, and/or audio.]

3. Three networked writing samples. Samples may include a blog entry, a Wikipedia article the applicant worked on extensively, or samples from any other participatory project (send URLs).

Acceptable Submission Formats: Either a web page (send url in an email) or a single text document (send as an email attachment)

Final chapters must be no less than 5,000 words.

Submissions and Questions should be sent to: jo at turbulence dot org


Deadline for Proposals: December 15, 2008
Notification: January 31, 2009
Deadline for Complete Chapters: April 30, 2009
Online Publication Date: July 1, 2009

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Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Jo-Anne Green, Co-Director
New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc.:
New York: 917.548.7780 . Boston: 617.522.3856
Networked_Performance Blog:
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Freewaves’ Hollywould Festival in October

Mark your October calendar for Freewaves’ 11th Festival where we will feature experimental media art along the Boulevard in Hollywood.

Come experience ART IN THE STREET (160 videos/films/media art in/on over 50 venues locations in Hollywood over 5 days. Even the wrap-around zipper display at Hollywood Highland will show experimental art!

– Sip a glass of vino by the David Hockney pool at the Roosevelt Hotel Tropicana Bar on the 9th with experimental shorts around and in the pool

– Treat your senses to a night of “visual music” (a live VJ/DJ event) at the Knitting Factory on the 10th featuring Berlin’s Pfadfinderei, one of the world’s most highly acclaimed visualist crews (

– Wander upon musical dance performances by bicyclists (bike ballets!) during Saturday’s “Streetwise Mobile Media”

All this and MORE during Freewaves’ 11th biennial festival “Hollywould.”

Read all about the festival at:

Most events are FREE. Invite your friends

FREEWAVES: Ming-Yuen S. Ma and Visual Communications Presents Xin Lu Video Bus Tours, Los Angeles

Saturday, May 3rd and Sunday, May 4, 2008

As part of Visual Communications’ 24th annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, media artist Ming-Yuen S. Ma and Visual Communications will present two site-specific video bus tours featuring Ma’s experimental videos from the Xin Lu Project.

The two tours will take place on Saturday, May 3rd and Sunday, May 4th, 2008. In addition to the video screening on-board the 50-seat tour bus, the audience will also experience a curated tour route along local geopolitical sites related to the video content. On the road performances, lectures, guerrilla hijacking, food fusions, and discussion will be incorporated into the Los Angeles tour in collaboration with Amitis Motevalli, Pocho Research Society, Diep Tran, and Kristina Wong.

Bus will leave from the Directors Guild of America (DGA) 7920 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90046. Boarding is at 12:30pm, and the tour is about 3-5 hours. Tickets are $25.00, including lunch and beverages.

For complete program and ticket information call Visual Communications at 213-680-4462 x59 or visit the festival web site at

For more information about the Xin Lu Video Bus Tour, go to


Freewaves Searching for 2 Summer Multicultural Interns

FREEWAVES is offering two paid internships for undergraduates this summer through a generous grant from The Getty Grant Program. Internships are for 2 positions, Webmaster and Administrative/Marketing Intern, both for 10-weeks, full-time, $3,500 gross salary. Internships will run from mid-June to mid-August.

Both internships entail a high degree of computer literacy. Tasks will be part of Freewaves long time initiative to disseminate the new media arts.

Both internships are located at Freewaves’ office at LACE (6522 Hollywood Blvd in Hollywood CA).

For details, please contact Charlene Boehne at

Freewaves Festival of New Media Arts to Transform Hollywood into “HollyWould…”

10 Days, 10 Blocks
October 10-20, 2008

Submission deadline: Friday, February 29!
for details.

Known for spectacular exhibitions of challenging media art, Freewaves will stage “HollyWould…,” the organization’s 11th festival, in October along Hollywood Boulevard between Vine and Highland. The project will transform the iconic boulevard into a multi-faceted screening room for experimental videos, films and media art from throughout the world for ten days, October 10-20, 2008. Selected works will be exhibited throughout the neighborhood, projected onto buildings, displayed on LCD screens inside stores, and installed in storefront windows. The festival will also feature screenings at American Cinematheque, sidewalk sound installations, a film and musical event at the Hollywood & Highland Center, as well as portals connected to the festival’s unique web-based content.

HollyWould…, the theme for this year’s festival, is a turn on “Hollywood,” both as an international symbol of the American entertainment industry as well as an urban neighborhood in flux. By placing Hollywood in the conditional tense, Freewaves Executive Director Anne Bray invites artists to explore what could be, in addition to what is, while exploring the role of art in mass-media-saturated culture and the future of gentrifying neighborhoods in cities throughout the world. The theme also represents a homecoming of sorts for Freewaves, as the festival’s offices are located in the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) building on Hollywood Boulevard.

“I realized that many of the global political, economic and social struggles addressed in previous festivals are taking place literally at our doorstep,” Bray says. “So rather than just explore these issues, now we are actually engaging them, by collaborating with the various interests along Hollywood Boulevard to stage the festival.”

The variety of festival sites reflects Hollywood’s changing character and Bray’s determination to challenge preconceived notions of where art belongs by installing works in tattoo parlors, adult-entertainment and electronics stores, bars, restaurants, and trendy clothing boutiques. Freewaves will also challenge the border between the real-time festival and its online counterpart, through portals connected to Freewaves’ enhanced web site,
, which will feature web-based works as a distinct genre
of media arts.

“In the past, we’ve used the web site primarily as a form of documentation for the larger festival,” Bray says. “This year, the site will function as an autonomous virtual festival, with works selected specifically for online presentation.” Bray plans to expand the web site to facilitate an ongoing dialogue about the works and themes of HollyWould…, long after the boulevard reverts back to “Hollywood.”

HollyWould… will showcase 100 works chosen from an estimated 2000 submissions, with an additional 100 works on the Freewaves web site. An open call was issued in January, directing interested artists to a gallery of images of Hollywood Boulevard, at
. The gallery illustrates the striking visual
contrast between the glamorous Hollywood myth and gritty reality. Submission deadline for this year’s
festival is Friday, February 29, 2008.

Festival works will be selected by a distinguished group of international and local curators. The international jury includes: Magali Arriola, art critic and independent curator sharing her time between Mexico City, Istanbul and the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art in San Francisco; Muu Blanco, performative multimedia artist based in Caracas, Venezuela; Suhjung Hur, curator at Art Center Nabi, a non-profit media art center, and writer, based in Seoul, Korea; Antonio Pasolini, Brazilian film writer and video maker based in London, and editor of; and Jennifer Teets, independent curator based in Istanbul and New York, formerly Chief Curator of “El Cubo” at Sala de Arte P?blico Siqueiros.

Local curators are: Ciara Ennis, Director and Curator of Pitzer Art Galleries at Pitzer College; Kenneth Rogers, art history professor at UC Riverside, researching artists’ film and video production; Chris Scoates, Executive Director of California State Long Beach University Art Museum; Thenmozhi Soundararajan, Executive Director of Third World Majority, filmmaker, singer, grassroots media organizer; and Reggie Woolery, Curator of Education for the California Museum of Photography at the University of California Riverside, founder of Third World Newsreel, artist and writer.

An online magnet for the media arts, Freewaves is a grassroots yet global arts organization connecting innovative, relevant, independent new media art from around the world. Freewaves’ biennial and international festivals are the largest showcases of experimental media arts in the country. For more information about Freewaves, visit
, write or call 323.871.1950

OPEN CALL: Freewaves (experimental media art, video, animation, cell videos, wifi events, images for electronic moving signs+)

HollyWould… Freewaves’ 11th Festival of New Media Arts

Submission Deadline: February 29, 2008.

Freewaves’ HollyWould… festival will take place in October 2008, in the perceived world capital of media on Hollywood Boulevard. We are looking for INTERESTING WORKS THAT REPRESENT AN ALTERNATIVE TO MAINSTREAM MEDIA or directly relate to Hollywood.

Selected festival works will be installed in this urban hall of mirrors in screening rooms, art centers, stores, vacant walls intersecting with audiences where they live, recreate and shop.

Media art works include experimental videos and films (narrative, documentary, art, animation, etc.), cell phone videos, DVDs, websites, simple installations, wifi events, images for moving signs and silent video billboards. Works from the festival will also appear on television and video-streamed on the Internet with artists’ permission.

Competitive selection process will be conducted online by a group of international and local curators with a range of specialties and backgrounds.
– Work must be completed since January 1, 2005.
– Notification of acceptance is in July 2008.
– Artists will be paid $100-$200 for selected works.

For submission details, online entry form and Hollywood Boulevard photo
gallery, see:

Anne Bray
6522 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028 USA

Edith Russ Media Art Residencies & Freewaves Bingo


2) EDITH RUSS MEDIA ART RESIDENCIES – February 2008 deadline

Bingo Benefiting FREEWAVES

Please join us on Wednesday for some bingo goodness at Hamburger Mary’s.

Starring Bingo-boy.

Proceeds will benefit Freewaves’ 2008 HollyWould… festival of
new media art taking place on sidewalks and in venues on
Hollywood Boulevard.

Fun, arty prizes for the winners!

$20.00 suggested donation at the door for bingo cards.

8288 Santa Monica Blvd.- at Sweetzer

Have a blast and support Freewaves at the same time!


The Edith Russ Site for Media Art will award three six-months work stipends (10.000 euros each) from July to December 2008, for artists working in New Media. There are no age limitations. Submitted project proposals will be reviewed by an international jury. A minimum residency of one month is required. The artists will be integrated into the Institution’s activities.


Freewaves Filter (Media Art Opportunity Listings)

Opportunity listings in this email:

1. After Urban – New York (Video Art & Architecture)
2. Tekfestival – Rome (Independent and Social Cinema)
3. AV FESTIVAL 08 – UK (Electronic Arts)


1. Call for Artists: After Urban – New York
Video Art & Architecture event

Deadline for applications: October 15, 2007

International ArtExpo is selecting all interesting video/short films to include in the next 2007 exhibitions.

After Urban – Video Art & Architecture event at Monkeytown in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York (December 7-23, 2007). The deadline for applications is
October 15, 2007.

The number of works you can submit is unlimited. All works must be submitted on DVD (PAL or NTSC). The duration may be any, with a preference given to
lengths of 15 minutes or less.

Send your video submissions (Name/Surname, City/Country, film title, running time, brief film synopsis) with a CV/biography, videography and an introduction about the piece to:

arch. Luca Curci
via Casamassima, 75
70010 – Capurso (Bari) – Italy

Participation open to: professional artists, architects and designers,
associate groups and studios.


2. Tekfestival– Call for entries
Rome, May 2008

Starting on October 1st (2007) through January 31st (2008) Tekfestival, an international showcase of independent and social cinema, accepts submissions for the 7th edition.

Bringing to the surface wandering gazes, opening spaces to directors walking on the edges of cinema; screening new Italian and international productions; mixing documentaries, fiction, live performances, video-installation and video-essays; rediscovering artists of the past, investing in directors who portray the present; organizing seven days of independent and social cinema, workshop, conferences, performances and exhibitions.

The key words of next edition will be migration, crosswalks, permanent war and resistance, the effects of globalization, media landscapes, gender and sexual identities and much more.

Tekfestival accepts submissions for two competitive sections:
– Doc Competition, open to Italian documentary directors
– International Doc Competition, open to international documentaries

Admission is free. Accepting films completed after January 1st, 2007. The complete submission package should be sent to:

:Tekfestival – Via Braccio da Montone, 56 – 00176 Roma – Italia tel/fax. +39.06.2147126

Rules and regulation are available online


Newcastle, Gateshead, Middlesbrough, Sunderland, UK

First deadline for proposals: 15 October 2007

AV Festival is an international festival of electronic arts, featuring visual art, music and moving image. A biennial event, the festival takes place in Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland and Middlesbrough in the North East of England.

The theme of AV Festival 08 is Broadcast.
This October, the BBC begins to switch off analogue television signals in the UK, paving the way for television to become entirely digital. At the same time, as this profound change in our experience of broadcasting takes place, the internet and mobile networks have created opportunities for us to ‘broadcast ourselves’ in entirely new ways. As the landscape of broadcasting changes irrevocably, AV Festival 08 will be a catalyst for debate about the future of broadcasting, and an event to celebrate a century of on-air and online transmission.

AV Festival 08 will include internationally renowned artists, filmmakers, researchers and musicians as well as emerging practitioners. It will feature:
– New commissions of art, music and moving image
– Open Air: an outdoor programme of events
– Concerts & Performances
– Exhibitions in galleries and museums
– A moving image programme
– FM Radio Stations
– Club events and parties
– An industry debate
– Seminars, conferences and talks
– Workshops

In the next two months, a series of opportunities for artists, musicians, filmmakers, DJs, VJs, designers, theorists, technologists, scientists, philosophers and others to contribute to the festival will be announced.

AV Festival is currently calling for proposals for new site-specific audio artwork for the Sunderland Winter Gardens. DEADLINE: 15 October 2007

Further calls for proposals for other parts of the programme to be announced in the coming weeks. If you want to be kept informed of future opportunities,
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