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Future of electronic arts survey

Intercreate survey

Intercreate has released its first survey on electronic and digital arts, looking into the near future (1-5 years) . While we might speculate on which issues are important, debate the virtues of exhibition in gallery or public space, and have preferences about creative development, using a survey allows us to get a strong picture of where our audience and colleagues are on these issues. We want to know what your thoughts on this are. Help us with this process by filling out the survey now – there are 20 multiple choice questions. Please also circulate this survey among your colleagues.

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Ko Tatou te Tangata: talk

Glen Skipper at Te Rewa Rewa pa

As part of Intercreate’s Media Art Project Ko Tatou te Tangata a series of meetings and discussions with local iwi Ngati Tawhirikura were held, co-ordinated by Kura Puke and Stu Foster. One of the consequences of these discussion was that local historian and Puke Ariki Poutiaki Taonga Glen Skipper gave a talk about Te Rewa Rewa pa, at the pa site.

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Te Puna Waiora by Kiri Eriwata and Stephen Ralph Matthews

During the residency we wish to work with and facilitate the exploration of the concepts of cleansing, regeneration and peace as well as personal connections to the wai through experimentation and the creation of sound, music and text. Highlighting the participants responses to wai and the notions surrounding peace and what this means to them.

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SCANZ2015 confirmed dates

Dates for SCANZ2015:water*peace have been confirmed, with participants arriving on the 17th of January 2015 and departing on February 2nd 2015.

The first night will be spent in Nga Motu New Plymouth so that participants can travel by van and car to Parihaka, leaving around 8am on Saturday the 18th.

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Artists at Parihaka

It is the 5th of November 1881. “The Europeans are expecting a bloody battle. In the build-up to the invasion, some of the men have been sitting around the campfires boasting about who is going to shoot the first Maori.

On the other side, the 2000 people of Parihaka have been expecting the troops. In preparation, the women have baked 500 loaves of bread to share with their visitors.”

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SCANZ2015: meander vs grid

Looking downstream, back toward the main street of New Plymouth. The two trees on the left are marked historic by the Council and must be preserved.

Water falling, Brownian motion and wai: two rocks and a meander – going for a walk with Te Urutahi Waikerepuru to view potential SCANZ art work sites, has led to reflecting on our experience of city, and how this is changed when the traverse follows a river rather than the grid of the streets. Buried culture is revealed, and the multiple histories of place emerge. Quite unlike the paved city, where all has been transformed by industrial processes.

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Water is essential to survival, revered and respected worldwide for its power, curative and creative abilities. Water as a resource has become intensely politicised and monetised, in contrast to the view that access to fresh water is a fundamental human right. Peace is also essential to the sustainability of humans on Earth. Join us to discuss and put forward positive, connecting views on water and peace that engages our communities. This is the first call for projects.

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media art project selected

Tipi Nga Rangi by Kura Puke and Stuart Foster

A project that uses a laser light to carry sound has been selected as the Intercreate Media Art Project 2014. Ko Tatou Te Tangata by Stuart Foster and Kura Puke, with Dr Te Huirangi Waikerepuru and Te Urutahi Waikerepuru, uses an oscillating laser light to carry the human voice.

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As part of our Balance-Unbalance presentation on Solar Circuit Aotearoa New Zealand, where we will discuss issues around engaging with science and indigenous peoples, we are wanting to subvert the usual arrangements for presentation.

We would like the audience to download our presentation images to their mobile device. We will then not require the use of a projector with it’s directional emphasis, will be able to sit in a circle, and we will also be able to leave the room and go for a short walk all as part of our presentation.

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SCANZ2015:water & peace

Developing the culture to create a sustainable civilisation is important to Intercreate. Acknowledging the environmental crisis, engaging with Maori and indigenous peoples and engaging with Sciences and the Hybrid Arts are important values. SCANZ 2015 is themed on Water and Peace. Water is essential to survival, revered and respected worldwide for its power, curative and creative abilities; while running water is also found in the heritage of digital media. Peace too, is essential to the sustainability of humans on Earth. Join us then for SCANZ2015:water*peace beginning January 18th 2015.

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