UPCOMING26 February 2014
DATA : SALON III
MONIKA BERENYI / PETER REDECOPP
For the third Data : Salon of the season, artists Monika Berenyi and Peter Redecopp will present their works-in-progress " American Document" and "Assemblances," respectively. “American Document”, by Monika Berenyi, suggests a creative manipulation of the archived photographic material to highlight the ways in which a socialism of the State was imposed on the citizen population to the detriment of the individual’s freedom. For Peter Redecopp, “Assemblances” signifies both “resemblance” and “assemblage”. With a computer algorithm, each portrait of the series of photographs constructs itself through multiple images. Various movements and angles shifts occur as a result of the temporal juxtaposition, rendering the subject abstract while, in contrast, the image background remains static.
7pm to 10pm
LABWinter 2014 Residency
27 January - 23 March 2014
Presentation of Work: 27 - 30 March 2014
Vernissage: 27 March, 6pm - 9pm
Erin Gee's "Swarming Emotional Pianos" is a robotic performance originating in human emotions. An actor performs, their body covered in sensors. The actor imagines and thinks; physiological signals, such as respiration, sweat, cardiac and neural activity, are recorded and transformed into musical and movement signals, which are then transferred to a machine learning program. These new signals are transmitted to robots through an Xbee protocol, in dialogue with an iCreate platform.
1 March 2014
PROGRAMMING FOR KIDS
Workshop given by Stephan Schulz
Next session: 1 March 2014, 9am - 11am
Cost: $80 for the complete series of 8 classes or $10 per class
Stephan Schulz and Eastern Bloc would like to help your kids understand the basic concepts of programming (coding) as it is becoming more and more ubiquitous in our everyday interactions with technology. Your children play online games, apps on your phone or tablet, but do they know that they can create their own?
CALLSSPRING 2014 RESIDENCY
Deadline: 4 April 2014
Eastern Bloc’s residency program, with its three residencies per year (Fall, Winter, Spring), is a chance for artists and audiences to critically engage in the artistic process, with a focus on DIY and open source culture as well as and the political discourse surrounding contemporary digital culture, and a special consideration for pedagogy and technological democratization. For the upcoming Spring residency, artists (or artist collectives) are asked to submit a project in one or more of the following disciplines: Net art, interactive installation/performance, bio art, audio/video installation, audio/video performance, sound performance, public intervention.
DATA : SALON
From September 2013 until June 2014, a bi-monthly event, informal in nature, will showcase the works in progress of Eastern Bloc’s current and potential members. Participating artists receive immediate feedback from the public, are given access to the centre’s exhibition spaces, our technical resources, the team’s expertise and a range of documentations services and marketing tools. Please submit your proposal – in the fields of New Media art – at any time during the 2013 – 2014 season.