interactive

FROM SEED TO SCENE (AAIS)

SEEDS OF CREATIVITY FLOURISH IN A DERELICT COVENT GARDEN BUILDING THANKS TO NEW AA SCHOOL PROJECT

Two weeks of unprecedented and unexpected collaborations within the creative industries FREE events include dance performances by New Movement; a debate organised by New Deal of the Mind (NDotM) and a “Pecha Kucha” style event for young creatives to pitch their ideas to a range of experts

The Architectural Association’s Interprofessional Studio (AAIS) will take over a derelict building in the heart of Covent Garden for a highly unusual two-week long programme of genre-defying events, talks, and performances. Part architecture, part performance, part social and political debate, Seed to Scene (S2S) takes place from 18 – 31 May, and is inspired by the scalability of creative processes, from a seed of an idea which germinates to form ground-breaking and experimental collaborations. The aim of the project is to create new ways of bringing people together to form new and unexpected ideas and outcomes. S2S will showcase live and active practice of an emerging professional terrain operating between disciplines.

Now more than ever the creative industries need support and encouragement to ensure they continue to flourish and survive in difficult economic times. The creative industries are worth in excess of £50 billion a year to the UK economy and within four years are expected to employ more people than financial services. S2S will play a key role in providing networks, advice and most importantly, inspiration to the next generation of young creative talent from all disciplines, not just architecture.

Among the highlights of S2S will be a discussion of the importance of risk in creative innovation; a debate hosted by NDotM (www.newdealofthemind.com) relating to their recent report Creative Survival in Hard Times; a dance performance from New Movement, a collective of choreographers with a long history of unusual collaborations and a careers surgery enabling young creative individuals and businesses to seek advice from established professionals.

To produce S2S, the AAIS will collaborate with many professional individuals and companies including renowned film producer Rosa Bosch; Ben Wolff & Andy Dean, Grammy award- winning music producers (Music Technology Ltd); NDotM which is a coalition of artists, entrepreneurs and policy makers which seeks to create new possibilities of work and employment for the creative industries and c/o pop, the organisers of Europe’s biggest conference for the creative industries in Cologne.

The AA Interprofessional Studio (AAIS), which was launched in January 2009, is creating a new field of activity for the AA. Working on the margins of art, architecture and performance, the AAIS can reach professions, create partnerships and stimulate students that would not usually have the possibility of working with, or within, the AA. AAIS welcomes students from a very broad range of backgrounds and disciplines including artists, filmmakers, scenographers, architects, urban planners, landscape architects, engineers, product designers and graphic designers as well as managers, teachers and communicators. S2S is part of AAIS’s commitment to creating interdisciplinary projects which involve professionals from all kinds of backgrounds, and which support creative industries.

S2S Details
Venue: 1- 5 Dryden Street, London, WC2E 9NB
Dates: 18 – 31 May 2010

AAIS Staff 2010
Programme Director: Theo Lorenz
Studio Master: Tanja Siems
Studio Tutor: Jan Hendrik Brueggemeier

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THE CIRCLE IS RED



An interactive installation composed of light, words and sound based on the diaries and private letters of Oskar Schlemmer

On stage Oskar Schlemmer brought the painting in motion. His costume designs and space compositions taught the abstract form language of painting to jump and run. With the Bauhaus artist Oskar Schlemmer the theatre found connection with the artistic avantgarde of that time. The diarist Schlemmer is a witty and seismographic observer of a nervous epoch between the world wars aside from propaganda and party lines. He reveals his uncertainess, his doubts as modern protagonist at the breaking point of tradition and innovation.

The Circle is red is an interactive light and sound installation. The project was conceived and dramaturgically supervised by Jan Hendrik Brüggemeier. The listening environment by Ulrike Haage is based on the letters and diaries of Oskar Schlemmer. The Circle is red was produced for the Crash!Boom!Bau! Festival at the Nalepa Studios in Berlin.  In this radio play the actors Leslie Malton and Gerd Wameling perform as the speaking voices. The light designer Mattjakob dal Pozzo created a versatile spatial light zone, with which he will interact with live during the performance. (“The Circle is red”, quote: Oskar Schlemmer, diary Octobre 1923)

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DFM RADIO / TELEVISION INTERNATIONAL

Independent Interactive Radio/Chat/Multi-Media Community

Contributors from: Canada, Japan, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, UK, France, Spain, Finland, Scotland, USA and more

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From 2001 to 2006 Jan Brueggemeier has been an audio/visual programme maker for DFM.

DFM is a free interactive radio/chat/multi-media community. Its main studio is located in Amsterdam. DFM has been a constant presence on the Dutch and international media scenes since the 1980s.

The programs have been transmitted live via the Internet and have been co-ordinated between various media-stations and platforms simultaneously.

Jan Brueggemeier is currently taking his sabbatical-year(s).

Project website: www.dfm.nu

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PINGFM.ORG




From 2000 – 2006 Jan Hendrik Brueggemeier has been founding member and one of the driving forces of the webcast band pingfm.

pingfm.org has been a web based platform for audio/video experiments with impetus on live production of audio and video.

Throughout its active phase the members of pingfm were fascinated by three aspects of streaming and networked media: their low-bandwidth aesthetic, their global interaction and their potential to hybridise different media and spaces like club, theatre, concert, installation, radio, cinema and performance.

Back in those early days live audio/video streaming felt strangely anachronistic in comparison to the more general trend in digital production and its increasing high fidelity. Live-streaming instead meant to one had to:
a.) lower and reduce one’s sound and video quality and not to increase it and
b.) to face what ADILKNO had called “electronic loneliness” because online audiences were more diverse and at times more or less global but still rather marginal in terms of listener numbers.

In order to compensate for that pingfm organised live performances, festivals and conferences like the ping-in-progress-festival in Weimar (2001). pingfm was involved in the preparation and participated in the NO BORDER-Camp Radio in Strasbourg (2002). It received the Bauhaus University Award and participated in the online event series ‘Fusion’ organised by Jill Scott (aside others). It performed at the Webcastlounge at the ART Frankfurt (2001) organised by Station R.O.S.E. Together with Theaterhaus Weimar pingfm hosted the Sleep-Camp at the Kunstfest Weimar (2001). And together with the artist-duo radioqualia pingfm was topic of discussion on the empyre-mailinglist. In 2004 it participated in the Ars Electronica’s long night of radio-art, organised by the ORF Kunstradio.

pingfm was a member of the Dutch webcast station DFM rtv International, the British webcaster pirate TV and Radio Kinesonus, the Japanese platform for experimental sound. pingfm hosted a weekly 2hrs live show on DFM rtv International as well as 1 hr programme slot on the local FM radio.

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MEDIA ABOVE & BEYOND .. (strategic media deployment conference)








Crossing the borders, leaving the context: what happens when artists change their brush and easel with a soldering iron?

In 2002 Jan Hendrik Brueggemeier was core organiser and curator of Media above & beyond.

Media above & beyond was held in Weimar in July (12th – 19th) 2002  and was organised by www.pingfm.org, www.radiostudio.org, www.subsignal.org with an active participation of international media practitioners, theorists and activists coming from:

  • Lo-Res (Vienna)
  • Tape-beatles (Prague)
  • Heath Bunting (Cube / Bristol)
  • Patrice Riemens (De Waag, The Center for Old and New Media / Amsterdam)
  • ASCII (Amsterdam)
  • Ilja Gerhart (EGO City / Zurich)
  • Joe Davis (MIT / Cambridge, USA)

The Conference continued later the same week at the NoBorder Camp, held in Strasbourg. The experiences and the shared knowledge were applied in supporting the media infrastructures temporarily organised for the NoBorder Camp. A radio-studio was set up with a FM transmitter and WLan access points, as well as internet-cafe with free internet and GNU/Linux powered computers. Geert Lovink, a media critic, and members of the Sarai New Media Collective from New Delhi – India, joined the conference participants to exchange experiences and establish a future co-operation in a newly created social network.

The conference was conceived context-wise of a follow-up in a series of similar meetings and conferences that proceeded in the last 3 years, such as Conncect Congress in Zurich, Tech2 in Bristol, ping-in-progress in Weimar, HAL-2001 (Hackers at Large) in Twente, ASU II – Art Servers Unlimited in Labin, Next 5 Minutes in Amsterdam. Our intention is to continue this way, connecting, supporting and creating international media networks, promoting Open Source software and spreading the concepts and knowledge of tactical media.

Media above & beyond made possible with the support of the Thuringian Ministry for Science, Research and Art, the Student Union of the Bauhaus University Weimar, the Experimental Radio Department of the Bauhaus University Weimar, pingfm.org and the art-space Gaswerk.

website: www.pingfm.org/smdc (offline)

Presentations

  • borderXing (border crossing) – tackling the problem of internal and external European borders – an art project by Heath Bunting and the Tate Modern, UK
  • Genetic Art – merging art and applied gene-science – the work of Joe Davis as a resident artist of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
  • Art with electronics of your everyday life – Expanded Cinema  / Audio- Video Performance by Tape-beatles, CZ
  • Philosophy of the “Do-It-Yourself”- Culture and cultural Activism – lecture and discussion with Patrice Riemens, MC / NL
  • A View on alternative Media and Future of Media as Technologies become more available to independent Groups, Organisations and Individuals – lecture and discussion with Patrice Riemens, MC / NL

Workshops

  • Explaining the urban strategic deployment of Wireless-Lan equipment and basic technological principals of operating antennas, access points and servers – lecture and discussion with Ilja Gerhart, CH
  • Applying Wireless Internet (WLan) and enabling local and remote broadcasts of various media and artistic events in real time to the WWW and local re-broadcasting schemes – lecture and workshop with Ilja Gerhart and ASCII, CH / NL
  • Explaining the principles of FM and mini-FM Broadcasts – lecture and workshop with ASCII, NL)
  • Hands-on Practice on Open Source Operating- System GNU / Linux – workshop with ASCII, NL
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PING IN PROGRESS

In 2001 Jan Brueggemeier was a core organiser and curator of ping in progress. It was a one-week media-festival dedicated to CRITICAL NET CULTURE and FREE MEDIA.

The lectures’, presentations’, workshops’ and arts’ focus was laid on streaming and networked media.

The Experimental Radio Department of the Bauhaus University Weimar and the webcast platform pingfm.org invited theorists, artists and activists to participate physically in this event.

Participants

  • ASCII ( digital activists, Amsterdam )
  • Josephine Bosma ( media theorist, Amsterdam )
  • DFM RTV INT ( media artists, Amsterdam )
  • Micz Flor ( Center of advanced Media, Prague )
  • Fritz von Klinggräff / Nils Röller ( media theorists, Weimar/Cologne )
  • indymedia germany ( alternative media network )
  • mama ( Multimedia Institute, Zagreb )
  • Stefan Merten ( free software theorist, Kaiserslautern )
  • Sasker Scheerder ( media artist, Amsterdam )
  • Pit Schultz ( net activist, Berlin )
  • Station R.O.S.E. ( media artists, Frankfurt/M )
  • Theophilius Emiowele Osezua ( social activist, Weimar )

Most of the program was broadcast live on the experimental radio of the Bauhaus University on 106.6 MHz.

The complete program was webcasted live (audio/video) on pingfm.org

The ping in progress-festival was made possible with the support of the Thuringian Ministry for Science, Research and Art, the Student Union of the Bauhaus University Weimar, the Experimental Radio department of Bauhaus University Weimar, pingfm and the art space Gaswerk.

Website: www.pingfm.org/pip (offline)





Schedule:

Monday, July 2nd – CET

14:00 press conference
20:00 reception of the exhibition “bewegungsfreiheit” (freedom to move) with Nine Budde, Mareike Maage, Jens Maier-Rothe, Johannes Mayr, Stephan A. Schmidt, Oliver Thuns

Tuesday, July 3rd – CET

15:00-19:00 workshop: streaming basics (Lars Mai, Weimar)
20:00-22:00 webcast-session: pingfm and the workshop-participants

Wednesday, July 4th – CET

14:00 presentation: indymedia germany (Nadine X., Hamburg)
15:00 presentation: radio f.r.e.i. (Carsten Rose, Erfurt)
16:00 presentation: the v.o.i.c.e. Jena (Theophilus, Nigeria), following discussion
19:00 workshop: build your own mini-fm-transmitter (Oliver Thuns, Weimar)
22:00 dj-act

Thursday, July 5th – CET

10:30 lecture: ernst haeckel – one medusa and five radiolaria (Nils Röller & Fritz von Klinggräff, Cologne/Weimar)
14:00 lecture: introduction to the GPL society (Stefan Merten, Oekonux, Kaiserslautern)
15:00 presentation: mikro.org (Pit Schultz, Berlin)
16:00 presentation: ASCII (Amsterdam), following discussion
20:00 workshop: linux (ASCII, Amsterdam)
22:00 dj-act

Friday, July 6th – CET

14:00 lecture: consensus of the inbetween spaces (Micz Flor, CAMP, Prague / Berlin)
15:00 presentation: Station R.O.S.E. (E. Rose & G. Daner, Frankfurt / M)
16:00 presentation: mama (Zeljko Blace , Zagreb)
17:00 presentation: DFM Radio Television International (T03K, Amsterdam), following discussion
20:00 webcast-session: pingfm and guests

Saturday, July 7th – CET

10:30 lecture/workshop: target practice, or how to -use- your mikro-fm transmitter (Josephine Bosma, Sasker Scheerder & Harv Stanic, Amsterdam)
15:00 performance: target practice (Josephine Bosma, Sasker Scheerder & Harv Stanic, Amsterdam)
22:00 live-concerts: percussion formation of the v.o.i.c.e. (Jena), frais chocolate (Hamburg), laserbug (Hamburg), mama (Zagreb)

Sunday, July 8th – CET

14:00 open slot
18:00-4:00 live-webcast from Weimar: DFM Radio Television International
22:00 open end party

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