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* Problematising "Asia": The First Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Conference
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Date: Mon, 25 Aug 1997 19:40:22 +0800 (CST)
From: Kuan-Hsing Chen <khchen@fl.nthu.edu.tw>


        Problematising "Asia":=20
        The First Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Conference

Date and Place: July 13-6, 1998, Yue-han Hall, National Tsing Hua
                University, 110 Jing-hua St., Taipei=20

Purpose: 1) How, we as critical intellectuals living in, or=20
concerned with, "Asia" respond to the "rise of Asia" problematic? =20
2) The conference attempts to gradually construct a "critical=20
inter-asia subjectivity", that is, to insert long over due voices=20
into global intellectual communities.  3) The project self-
consciously makes global links with cultural studies leadership=20
so as to enhance the communication and exchange between inter-
asia and other regions of the cultural studies world.

Conference Statement:=20

        The "Problematizing Asia" conference is intended as a=20
critical response to "the rise of Asia" problematic.  Since the=20
mid 1980's, this rhetoric has surfaced and resurfaced again and=20
again in the mainstream scholarship almost in every front.  But=20
for years, there is virtually no critical scholarship effectively=20
set in response to the situation.  As a whole, we aim to=20
intervene in the debate and fill in the gap in the critical=20
        The current project of the conference, of course, comes out=20
of the local geographical space of Taiwan.  The great local=20
transformation since the lifting of martial law in 1987 has come=20
to an end; a new nation-building and state-making project is=20
being pursued by the authorities.  This change coincides with the=20
great transformation of Asia, the Third World and global=20
capitalism in the so-called post-war era.  In this conjuncture,=20
we as a group of intellectuals feel the urgent need to reexamine=20
local and global situations. What do these transformations at=20
various local, national, regional, international, and global=20
levels mean?  How do we place "Taiwan" in these contexts?  Does=20
the contemporary rise of nationalism?  What are the mechanisms of=20
nationalist discourse operating within each specific context of=20
the nation-state?  What are the changing hierarchical structures=20
of neo-colonial capitalist formation?  Are we coming to a=20
ruptural, new era of capitalist formation?  Or, is this a=20
deepening of the long term historical configuration?  Can we, by=20
working collectively, map out a fluid map of the new world?  Can=20
we begin to think and propose new strategies moving beyond the=20
boundaries of the nation-states?  What are the future=20
possibilities for popular democratic culture throughout the world? =20
Of course, this is not an either/or problematic.  For better or=20
worse one thing sure: we are facing a new reality and new world;=20
and there is urgent necessity to understand the world at least in=20
structural terms, to begin with.
        Through this conference we hope that we can begin to answer=20
these questions under the rubric of "problematising Asia".

Suggested Themes

        To make the complexities involved in the problematic=20
manageable, we propose the following "themes" as focus for=20

1. Historical-Discursive Formation of the Imaginary "Asia"

        We understand "Asia" not simply as a geographical term but=20
also as a historically constructed category; and in the present=20
context, "the rise of Asia" has largely been referred to East and=20
Southeast Asia regions.  How was "Asia" first imaged in colonial=20
geography and then in the history of imperialist expansionism? =20
How has this constructed figure defined identities inside and=20
outside "Asia" and has then been articulated to political=20
projects with cultural consequences?  How is this wave of=20
discourse on Asia different from the earlier "East Asia Co-
Prosperity Sphere" project, for instance? =20

2. Capital Flow and Labor Migration

         From the first instance, "the rise of Asia" is essentially=20
capital driven.  We would like to identify the flow of capital=20
historically and geographically.  How is the inter and intra-
regional capital flow affecting local and national economy?  With=20
the flow of capital, we have also seen the unprecedented labor=20
migration within the continent, from the South to the North, from=20
rural areas to the urban centers, from economically disadvantaged=20
countries to the rising economic zones.  How are the conditions=20
of migrant labor?  What are the political and cultural effects on=20
national and international politics?  Are there possibilities of=20
labor union alliance across regions?

3. Local Responses to the "rise of Asia" question

        In different places, within and outside "Asia", various forms=20
of responses to the "rise of Asia" have emerged.  In certain=20
instances, the "yellow peril" fear has resurfaced, such as in=20
Europe and the US; in others, especially within the continent,=20
"Asianization" has become state policy to enforce changes on=20
various levels.  How does this relate to local history and affect=20
local politics and cultural identity as well as global politics? =20

4. Global City

        "City"(-state) has gradually emerged to compete with the=20
symbolic power of the nation-state.  What are the implications of=20
this formation?  When cities are globalized, what are the=20
elements being globalized?  Behind the "cleaning up" of=20
poverty/shelter zones, who are the victims of global cities?  Is=20
there any new possibility opened up by global link of cities(-

5. Sexualizing Asia

        Gender and sexual issues have not been adequately analyzed in=20
relation to "the rise of Asia" question.  Does it mean the=20
coincident rise of gender and sexual equality or deepening the=20
patriarchal structure?  With urgently debated issues such as AIDS,=20
has NGOs work and regional alliance been effectively challenging=20
the silencing tendency of the State?=20

6. Colonialism, Nationalism and Cultural Identities

        Almost everywhere across the continent, we have observed=20
another wave of the rise of nationalism.  Ethnic conflicts,=20
intra-regional nationalist contests for leadership, and even an=20
increasing tendency of reproduction of colonialism, etc.  We=20
would like to examine whether these phenomena are connected with=20
regional economic integration from "above"?  Will regionalization=20
consolidate or weaken nationalism?  Will the emerging "Asian"=20
interpellation (such as in Singapore) bear impacts on existing=20
cultural identities?

7. Social Movements

        If (new) social movements are one of the possibilities to=20
construct socio-politico-cultural subjectivities and to formulate=20
alternative forms of democratic lives, then, when "globalization",=20
imperialist or otherwise, social movement sectors, what are the=20
problems to be confronted?  Can social movement remain purely=20
"local"?  What have been the problems with border-cross movement=20
alliances?  Can movement avoid the question of nationalism,=20
nativism and civilizationalism?  What have been the experiences=20
of failure and success to be learned and handed down to the next=20
generation of activists?  How could critical scholars interact=20
with activists?  Is there possibility "to movementize scholarship,=20
to theorize movement"?  Will new form of knowledge production and=20
critical practices emerge through this interaction?

8. Alternative Cultures: alternative cinema, music, photography,=20
painting, video, public arts, advertising, inter-net, satellite=20
tv, intellectual magazines, travel, etc.

9. Others


1. October 15, 1997: Indicating the will to participate=20
(presenting, responding, chairing, etc).

2. December 15, 1997: Submitting paper abstract along with a=20
short version of c.v.=20

4. February 15, 1998: Preliminary agenda to be announced.=20

5. March 1, 1998-June 1, 1998: Registration
***hotel will only be arranged for invited partipcants (US$50-60=20
per day for single room; US$60-80, double room)
***participants other than S.E., S. Asia and China will not be=20
paid by the conference

a. invited participants: US$150 (including proceeding, agenda=20
book, poster, banquet, local music (CD), T-Shirt, and local=20
publications); US$100 for students; 0 for unemployed
***donation of one's own publications (in all forms) to the=20
center could waive registration fee

b. local registration: NT$2000 (proceeding and agenda book);=20
NT$1000 for students=20

c. outside voluntary participants: US$250; US$150 for students=20
(materials distributed equivalent to a.)

d. special conditions are negotiable for free charge

6. May 15, 1998: Paper due (***for translation, responses and=20
distribution on site for local audience, please submit paper on=20

7. June 15, 1998: Agenda finalized

8. July 9-12, 1998: Arrival

Publication Plan: Conference papers will be selectively published=20
internationally.  The presenters should grant the conference=20
priority/right to publish work collectively. =20

Immediate Goals: 1) preparing publication for the first three=20
issues of A Journal of Inter-Asia Cultural Studies.  2) preparing=20
a Inter-Asia Postcolonial/Cultural Studies Reader for the book=20
series, "Inter-Asia Cultural Studies".=20

Languages: If funding is available, the conference will operate=20
at least in 4 languages: Chinese, English, Japanese and Korean,=20
unless the participants could provide mechanism for translating=20
into other languages.  However, for the convenience of=20
publication, we encourage written papers to be submitted in=20
English, but not necessarily.

The Center for Asia-Pacific/Cultural Studies=20
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

A Journal of Inter-Asia Cultural Studies--MOVEMENTS=20
(in preparation)

Addressed to:

The Center for Asia-Pacific/Cultural Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

tel: 886-3-572-4876 fax: 886-3-572-3869=20
e-mail: apcs@isa.nthu.edu.tw

Co-Sponsor: Institutional co-sponsorship is called for.
***If the cost for travel and accomodation will be paid by the=20
home institutions for invited participants, the home institution=20
could be listed as co-sponsor.

Funding Support: We are actively seeking funding support for=20
international travel and accommodation; funding sources will be=20
acknowledged as supporting agencies in all forms of publicities. =20
In principle, international travel and accommodation for=20
participants outside China, Southeast Asia and South Asia will=20
NOT be covered by the conference; funding should be sought from=20
one's home institution.  The Center will actively seek funding=20
for Participants from China, Southeast Asia (excluding Singapore)=20
and South Asia, and senior plenary speakers.

Administrative Unit:

LU Cheng-hui, Ying-chun TSAI, Tsun-shing Cheng, Chih-chung YU,=20
Jen-peng LIU, Ding-tzann LII, Kuan-Hsing CHEN

International Organizing Committee:

Kuan-Hsing CHEN (National Tsing Hua U), CHENG Tsun-shing=20
(National Tsing Hua U), CHUA Beng Huat (National U of Singapore),=20
Seong-Nae KIM (Sogan U, Seoul), Brian MASSUMI (Canberra), MUTO=20
Ichiyo (Institute of People's Plan, Tokyo), OTA Yoshinobu (Kyushu=20
U), TOMIYAMA Ichiro (Osaka U), ZHANG Jingyuan (Georgetwon U),=20
SUGIHARA Toru (Osaka U)

Local Organizing Committee:

David BARTON (National Central U), Steve BRADBURY (Central U),=20
Hsiao-hung CHANG (National Taiwan U), Kuan-Hsing CHEN, Wen-ling=20
CHEN (National Chengchi U), Naifei DING (Central U), Chu-jeo HSIA,=20
Shien-hau Liao (National Taiwan U), Jon SOLOMON (Central U), WUO=20
Young-I (Labor organizer; Taipei)

International Advisory Committee:

Han-liang CHANG, Tsuen-chi CHENG, Hae-joang CHO, NISHIKAWA Nagao,=20
KANG Sang Jung, Myungkoo KANG, Surichai Wun'Gaeo, FUKADA Taku,=20
SAKIYAMA Masaki (Kyoto U) Partha CHATTERJEE, HANASAKI Kohei,=20
IKEGAMI Yoshihiko, Kiyoshi KOJIMA, Fred CHIU, Kinchi LAU, Stuart=20
HALL, Masao MIYOSHI, Hanno HARDT, Meaghan MORRIS, Jeannie MARTIN,=20
David MORLEY, Sandra BUCKLEY, Rob WILSON, Donald LOWE, Chris=20
CONNERY, Mitsutoshi KATO, David PICKELL, Angelina YEE

Invited Planery Speakers:

Stuart HALL (Europe), Masao MIYOSHI (America), NISHIKAWA Nagao=20
(East Asia), Hanasaki Kohei (Hokaido), CHO Hae-joang (East Asia), CHANG
Han-Liang (Inter-China), Renato CONSTANTINO (Southeast Asia), Partha
CHATTERJEE (South Asia), Meaghan MORRIS (Australia)

Other Invited Intellectuals include (but not only):
(150-200 participants outside Taiwan will be invited)

DAI Jinhua (Peking U), Ariel HERYANTO (National U of Singapore;
Indonesia), OGURA Mushitaro (writer/street activist), OGURA=20
Toshimaru (Toyama U), OKA Mari (independent, Tokyo), Dessa=20
QUESADA (PP21 Rural-Urban Alternatives), Ashish RAJADHYAKSHA=20
(Center for the Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore, India),=20
UENO Toshiya (Chubu U), UKAI Satoshi (Hitotsubashi U, Tokyo),=20
WANG Hui (Chinese Academia of Social Sciences, Beijing), XIA=20
Xiaohung (Peking U)

Tani BARLOW (U of Washington), Joe CLEARY (Ireland), Chris=20
CONNERY (UCSC), HUANG Ping (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences),=20
Juha KOIVISTO (Tampere U, Finland), Eric LOUW (south africa;=20
Charles Sturt U), Arief BUDIMAN (Indonesia; Melbourne U), Kohei=20
HANASAKI (Hokaido), Ignas Kledan (Indonesia), Rajni KOTARI=20
(India), KOGAWA Tetsuo (Tokyo), MUSHAKOJI Kinhide (Japan), SUH=20
Sung (Seoul/Kyoto), Surichai WUN'GAEO (Bangkok), Akira ASADA=20
(Kyoto U), Simon DRUING (Melbourne U), John FROW (Queensland U),=20
Lysa HONG (National University of Singapore), Toshio IYOTANI=20
(Hitotsubashi U, Tokyo), JI Xian Lin (Chinese Eastern Normal U),=20
Kojin KARATANI (Kiuki U, Osaka), Tessa MORRIS-SUZUKI (ANU), Ashis=20
NANDY (Center for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi),=20
Francisco NEMENZO (U of the Philippines), NISHIKAWA Yuko (Kyoto=20
Bunkyo U), Suthy PRASARTSET (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand),=20
SHAMSUL A.B. (Universit Kebangsaan Malaysia), SUH Kyang-shik=20
(Hosei U), Jomo Kwame SUNDARAM (U of Malaya), WANG Yuanhua=20
(Peking U), YUE Daiyuan (Peking U)

(CIA), Donald LOWE (independent), Mark REID (U of Florida),=20
Andrew ROSS (NYU), Michael TAUSSIG (Columbia U), TU Wei-Ming=20
(Harvard U), Ling-chi WANG (UCB), George YUDICE (NYU)

Johannes FABIAN (U of Amsterdam), Paul GILROY (U of London),=20
Catherine HALL (Essex U), John Hill (Ulster, N. Ireland), Peter=20
HULME (Essex U), Angela McROBBIE (U of London), Kaarle=20
NORDENSTRENG (Tampere U), Anthony Woodiwiss (Essex U),=20
Immanuel KANT (Kaliningrad, Russia)

Editorial and Advisory Board Meeting:

In conjunction with the publication of A Journal of Inter-Asia=20
Cultural Studies (in preparation for publication in October,=20
1999), editorial and advisory board meetings will be held in July=20
18-19.  ***Funding for Board members to stay until the end of the=20
meetings should be also sought from home institution.


From: Christian Helwig <chelwig@contrib.com>
Subject: Global Spam Filter
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 1997 15:02:09 +0200

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In other words, spammers. The organization
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goal is to include the vast majority. While we at
Project McLuhan do not approve of spam (as our
regular readers know) we must take note of the
fact that -- as gesture of good faith -- and
possibly to forestall government action! -- this
group has arranged for ALL its members to respect
a 'no-send' filter that it maintains. Unless you
'like' getting unsolicited crap in your email (today
we received 40 kilobytes of unsolicited material
from a group calling itself "Alternative
Products") then we URGE you to register for the
'no-send' filter. The process is a little complex, in
that you first fill out a request to be included
in the filter, then submit the request, then wait
to receive a numerical "key" sent to you by email,
then go back to the IEMMC site and 'Re-Submit' the
request with the key attached -- but overall IT'S

The URL to start the process is--->


From: gg@geekgirl.com.au
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 1997 20:02:19 +0000

Come visit the loot and be proud to boot!

Announcing - geekgirl #11 - 'crime' out now...


Featuring, Ross Gibson discussing his formidable research at the NSW
Justice and Police Museum. Kathy Grattan takes a stab at dip, dunk,
detention and let's you know how to book a barbie with that 'great
train robber' Ronald Biggs. Tina Kaufman gives her lengthy and
passionate account of women writers in crime. Catharine Lumby 'that
bad girl' slices away at SCREAM the movie. Jason Gee breaks out and
shares with us his art video 'panopticon'. Jeffrey Cook leaps over the
wall and plainly spies on Foucault. Rob Curley gets day release from
his usual job at the Topeka Capital-Journal, and reports on new
controversial pedophile laws in the U.S. What do academic Chris
Chesher, the Blues Brothers, digitized beats and police databases have
in common? Find out!!=20

Laura Jordan and Alex Davies release their new shockwave designs
"tattoo you", "it's-safe-trust-me", "showgrrrls", and for all the
family and recidivists we invite you to play their version of

Gloria Superstar equips for a revisit to Patriarchy High: Peta Mayer
and graphic artist Andy Young once again excel with their comic strip
heroine coming to terms with deadly dating in the 90s. Ripley Jones
gives an all star account of evil environmental giants. Diana
Stoneberg meets a lady killer: a not-so-new acquaintance. Phil Yarra
adores punkgrrrls, he reckons they rock! Australian youth and crime,
is investigated by Sydney Grot Grrl who uncovers the myths and points
the finger. "I fought the law and got a good lawyer" - Steve White
offers free legal advice - the do's and don'ts on the net. And those
sweet "sisters in crime" offer information about themselves and some
free T-shirts to give away.

There's so much more - in this biggest issue yet. The writings on the
wall with our arts'n'all section - a round-up of events and
conferences - it's just busting to get out. Plus as always, we allow
our captive audience to find a penpal, & tunnel their way to our gay &
lemon news section. Flashes, flat footed and fancy free we walk the
beat with Hollywood Handbags - our regular column of trash and
treasures. And a huge offering of women's work, highlighting all the
great fresh and feisty work women are doing on the web, it's
definitely the icing on the cake with a BIG file in it.

* * * * *

Published, authored & edited by geekgirl a.k.a RosieX
Contributing artists for #11
RobJ, Jason Gee, Kim Macuik, Laura Jordan & Alex Davies.

*Stealing-the-show* / Vive Las Vegas ...

The geekgirl (tm) crew will be in Las Vegas, USA from November 17 -
21, '97 at Comdex Fall - the world's biggest computer trade show.

We'll be showing off our wares and what nots - taking merchandise,
style and attitude - so it's a great time to catch up and do the flesh

This trip has been assisted by the Australia Council, the Australian
Government's arts funding and advisory body. Austrade, and the NSW
State gov't.


From: "Armin Medosch" <armin@mail.easynet.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 1997 13:39:49 +0000

Beyond Hype

The current issue of Telepolis *discretely* opens a new
chapter. This is Telepolis version 2.0 with an altered
appearance. However, we do not want to call this a
're-launch'. Our intention was to build on almost two
years of experience in web publishing and reduce this
on-line medium to its core qualities, to stream-line our
data, create flexibility, make it easy to overlook and
navigate through - without neglecting the aesthetic
qualities. If we did succeed will be decided by you, the
readers. The reduction seemed to be a necessary step. No
more frames which split the screen into a small grid
where one square transports the content (which one
again?). No animated gifs blinking for attention. And we
do not intend to *push* any content through *channels*
how some web publishers like to put it. The generally
neglected qualities of HTML should be sufficient to=20
display the pages of your interest onto your screen. But
the visual shaping  up does in no way relate to
conceptual changes. You might have guessed: the new
appearance has been breeding behind the scene for some
time. And it took such a long time because with over 800
articles in the archive and a complex structure of links
between them it became increasingly complex. We will
continue to work on the depth of content. One step
towards that direction is the 'forum' which has always
been part of the concept and eventually could be
realised. It gives you the possibility to comment on,
criticise and discuss articles.

The internet had it's hype. It's about time to enter a
more stable phase - which is needed to establish
something which can call itself 'net culture'. We feel
committed to this idea - going beyond hype, beyond cheap
promises of digital paradise and paranoid threats of a
digital dark age.

The current "special issue" in telepolis is about "art".
The english section also features articles about the new
german multimedia law and eastern european topics.=20

Please come to our site and use the forum as an open
platform for your comments, critique, information.
Proposals for articles and web-works are also welcome.
Please use my personal Email adress armin@easynet.co.uk
for such proposals.=20

Armin Medosch


Date: Mon, 25 Aug 1997 22:45:46 +0300
From: rasa <rasa@parks.lv>
Subject: coming soon - next Xchange ! CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

c a l l   f o r   p a r t i c i p a t i o n :

it's coming really soon - next Xchange edition:
Xchange #3 (September compilation) will be on-line in 8th of September!

You are very welcome to send your radio/net.audio links and/or sound files
(.ra, .ram or any other - all formats are acceptable) for Xchange#3 until
5th of September !
contact: rasa@parks.lv=20

Xchange keeps going its floating movement within the net space
Xchange #3 moves to Linz -> Remote-C (at Ars Electronica festival)

Xchange #3 URL:

Xchange #2 URL:

> Xchange #2 is on-line since 20th August at Radio Internationale Stadt in
Xchange #2 has been partly prepared at Hybrid Workspace (DocumentaX) during
Deep_Europe slot in collaboration with Freies Radio Kassel

Xchange #1 URL:

> Xchange #1 is on-line since 9th of July at net.radio OZOne in Riga=20

thank you for participating!
best wishes, yours -

rasa and raitis

deadline for Xchange #3 compilation - 5th of September=20
E-L@b <http://www.parks.lv/home/E-LAB>=20
OZOne: <http://OZONE.parks.lv> <http://www.xs4all.nl/~ozone>=20
Xchange#1: <http://ozone.parks.lv/Xchange>
Xchange#2: <http://www.icf.de/RIS/Xchange>


Date: Mon, 25 Aug 1997 22:00:54 +0000
From: Emilie randoe <randoe@waag.org>
Subject: from PATRICE! something 4 you (and nettime?)

What's on this page?

 Proletariat Ascendant
 A hint of what the next
 50 years will bring.

cyberLeninist Manifesto "information wants to be free" fits Leninism as a=20
bullet does a rifle



From: Triple X <triplex@xs4all.nl>=20





From: "Melentie Pandilovski" <mpandil@soros.org.mk>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 1997 15:44:59 +0100
Subject:  Parallels - Art from Macedonia in IFA Gallerie

Parallels - Art From Macedonia

project by=20
Institut f=FCr Auslandbeziehungen Berlin [IFA]
Barbara Barsch, PhD
Soros Center for Contemporary Arts - Skopje, Macedonia
Nebojsa Vilic, PhD

IFA Gallerie Berlin
28. August - 9. October 1997.

	The exhibition Parallelen has for an aim the presentation of four
Macedonian artist in the IFA Gallery in Berlin. These artists have
been selected among forty most relevant artists and their recent
importance in the general Macedonian art scene. The exhibition intends
to present four parallels as  metaphoric lines of the most interesting
and relevant streams in Macedonia among the younger mid generation. It
shows the interest for the artistic expression either representing the
most actual concepts (sharing) dealing with postmodernist issues such
as the questioning of the position of the artist in the society, the
inclusion of the space as a part of and the reason of the artistic
thought, and the different ways of exploring how the artistic acting
can provide approaches towards the specific treatment of the [very
widely understood] materials. Therefore, in the works of Tome
Adzievski there is a tendency towards the renewal of the manual skill
of the artistic shaping, but not in a 'classical' or 'traditional'
way. He is confronting, let us say, the casted brass sculpture to the
photographs of the ocean shore; or the hand-sculpted wooden hand
contra the photo 'portraits' of a free running horse in the meadow; or
a wooden-velvet head fronting the photographs of parts of a pine-tree.
He asks for a return to the nature and tactility of the artistic
creation as one of the most specific characteristics of the acting of
the artist.=20

	Jovan Sumkovski is interested in the effects of the spatial and
ambient arrangements of the luminous reflections of the polyester
round plated castings. The cycle that he is working on in the last few
years, titled as Echoes, is an exploring of the multilayerness of the
structure of the plate [the inner content - inflexion] and the
reflected shadows in the surrounding space which arrive from the
discrete light sources [the outer content - reflection]. In this game
of inflexion and reflection a concept is found which is led by the
chosen given objects which he casts inside the plates: lucid petite
tales about the impressions of the light and the reflection of the
everyday life.

	The installations of Slavco Sokolovski contain a more direct=20
communication with the recipients of the work has. His series of
Charges ends with the installation of nine wooden boxes with
terra-cotta casts of negatives in clay of nine different kind of
pistols. However,  the narrative which appears on glimpse disappears
with the background of the intention of the artist to take these
narrative structures before all as a material for an artistic
creation. In this way the work of art retains the specificity of  art
in general - to remain in world of the hidden and indirect retelling
of the social phenomena.

	Jovan Balov in his concept of multiplying the same sign=20
[in this case the octagon] propounds, either to the curator or to the
recipient a free game of arranging of the canvases which he paints.
With the juxtaposing of the 'coloured' and 'negative' painted fields
an endless possibility appears for combinations which are
mathematically calculated and displayed: every 'coloured' painting has
its own opponent in the 'negative' one. So, their arranging is
possible in any free choice.

	Said in general, the Parallelen is the only structure which is
possible to be accepted in order to describe the Macedonian art scene
today. Shortly, in the mid-90s it is defined in the ranges of the
above noted specifics: it has become increasingly spatial through
syncretism in the production of sketches, projects and excursions into
accessible media through the imposing of in advance defined conceptual
and/or spatial locations, increasingly shifting the focus from the
aspects of modernist formalism towards the manifestations of the
postmodernist thematic and conceptual anything-goes in the artistic
	Therefore it is becoming a 'scene' of artistic differences
which avoid the facile and simple systematization of art criticism. It
becomes a conglomerate of univalent directions for exploration and
therefore its designation can only be: parallels. The artists chosen
for this exhibition are representatives of only four of them.

Nebojsa Vilic, PhD

Melentie Pandilovski
assistant director

Soros Center for Contemporary Arts - Skopje


Date: Tue, 26 Aug 1997 22:04:09 +0000
From: Kepa Landa <k.landa@newport.ac.uk>

Deadline  September 6, 1997.

Information society has once again been greatly affected by a new
impact: a genuine technological revolution that has pulverized the many
classical references and that is conditioning and modifying standards,
perceptions, discourse and structures.

Innovative digital technology and telecommunications are generating new
in the art world. In this context, CIBER@RT (III International
Exhibition on New Technologies: Art & Communication) has as its goal
that of being an open forum for debate, exhibitions and the exchange of
ideas, in addition to being a place where Technology and the Humanities
join together with Science and Art. Its objective includes that of
fomenting research, exhibitions, promotion and renovation within the
various artistic disciplines that explore a new conceptual aesthetics of
audiovisuals, the media art and multimedia culture. Ciber@RT brings
together such diverse areas of expression as electro-acustic music,
video, photography, web art, installations, conferences, performances,
CD ROM's , and many other kinds of artistic expressions derived from the
digital culture.

Works can be submitted in video or film, as long as they make use of new
technologies or can be considered within the context of the overall
theme of the exhibition.
Works of fiction, documentaries, art, simulation, special effects,
publicity, etc. will be accepted.

Works may be sent by individuals or officially presented by a school or
a university.

Send Web Art Projects, URLs to  Kepa Landa

4) CD ROM's



- Works will not be accepted that have already been presented at
previous editions of Ciber@RT.
- There is no limit to the number of works that can be submitted.
- Works can be submitted in any language. However, if the language used
is not Spanish or any of the officially recognized languages of the
linguistic communities of Spain, then a copy of the text in either
Spanish or English should be included.
- At the end of the Exhibition, all works submitted will be returned at
the expense of The Valencian Youth Institute (Instituto Valenciano de la
- The organization reserves the right to use fragments of submitted
works for diffusion in the mass media, with the understanding that it
always be within the context of the Exhibition itself.
- Those works which are selected may be used for the Ciber@RT activities
that are programmed for Alicante and Castell=F3n.
- Upon completion of the process of selection, all those who have
submitted works will be notified of the results.

The deadline for receiving all submitted works is Saturday, September 6,

a)Works should be sent to the following address :
C./ Jer=F3nimo de Monsoriu, 19, 3rd floor
46022 Valencia, Spain
telephone, 34.6.398.59.28
fax, 34.6.398.59.65
e-mail: ciberart@ivaj.gva.es
http ://drac.medusa.es/ ciber@rt97
www.gva.es/ Ciber@RT/index.htm

Date: Thu, 28 Aug 1997 10:20:21 -0500
To: list@rhizome.com
From: Tamas Banovich <postmasters@thing.net> (by way of rachel greene)

Postmasters Gallery    September 6 to October 11
MacClassics (the immaculate machines)
All works in a new show of digital art at Postmasters Gallery have one
common denominator: the archetypical one piece Macintosh personal computer.=
The projects on display also address one of the paradoxes of new media.

According to curator Tamas Banovich, "In the rush to try to be on top of the
minute-by-minute advances of the digital medium, there is seldom time for
reflection. With the pace of technological change, the creative process
becomes one of reacting to all the latest developments in programming. All
too often, the exhilarating sense of freedom to communicate, coupled with=
latest and showiest techniques, plug-ins and engines, seem to determine the
concept and aesthetic of content."
Each of the participants in "MacClassics" - Nam Szeto and Steven
 Cannon (I/o 360), Thomas Muller, Ervin Redl, Eric Adigard,=20
Patricia McSahne (M.A.D.), Kevin Sawad Brooks, John F. Simon Jr.,=20
Perry Hoberman, Terbo Ted (TerboLizard), David Karam=20
(Post Tool design), Joan Heemskerk and Dirk Paesmans (jodi.org),=20
David Oppenheim, Andy Deck, Erik Rosewear=20
 was presented with one of the early, one-piece Macintosh computers (512K to
Macintosh Classic) and asked to create a work using this machine.
The resulting works reveal wildly different approaches. Some
pieces rigorously analyze the basic elements of the medium, its parameters,
or the graphical interface; others integrate the machine as object. Yet
another approach is to stretch the limits of the machine, subvert its=
and "hack" it to do something unexpected. =20

e-mail: postmasters@thing.net     http://www.thing.net/~pomaga



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