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Fractions of time in motion

Fractions of time in Motion by Ingrid van Amsterdam is an experimental attempt to capture time, or rather the illusion of time, by the clapping of hands immersed in flowing river water, challenging our relationship with time/space/ matter.According to scientists Alan Guth: “We should be able to create an entirely new universe”, and Burt Ovrut: […]

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SCANZ 2015 programme

This is the programme for events on the final weekend of SCANZ 2015 International Celebration of Water and Peace – Friday 30th January to Sunday February 1st. There will be activities, performances and screenings, and art works will be on display. Friday night there are night time projections, Saturday there are activities in Huatoki Plaza and Puke Ariki landing, Sunday is a walking symposium on water and peace.

Further down the page is the schedule for Water and Peace workshops at Quirky Creative – for ages 5 to adult, which take place from Monday 26th to Friday 30th January. Projects made at the workshops will be displayed on the 31st.

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SCANZ 2015 water and peace map

This post has a map of SCANZ2105:water*peace locations for art works, performances and activities that occur on the final weekend – Saturday 31st of January in Huatoki Plaza (11am – 4pm), and Sunday 1st of February (11am – 4pm) along the Huatoki from the sea to Redcoat Lane. There are also night time projections in Pukekura Park on Friday 30th of January, 9pm to 11pm. On the same post photographs of the sites are embedded as a slideshow.

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Call for water*peace presentations

Photo of Wai by Jo Tito

As part of SCANZ2015:water*peace, Intercreate.org is seeking presentations based on water and/or peace along the following thematic threads: indigenous awareness, beyond the physical, states of flow, bodies of water, science and measurement, commentaries on peace. Presentations will be given in the open air along the Huatoki walkway on Sunday February 1st 2015.

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The challenge to publicly funded organisations brought on by climate change

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This article looks at the issue of the arts and climate change, from the perspective of art and science. On the one hand, scientific knowledge about climate change is complete. However, actual change is slow.

In the context of the art world, it is clear we are living in a post modern world. Consequently, art is understood not solely for its inherent characteristics (the modernist view) but for the way art works interconnect with culture (the postmodern view).

So what we have in terms of art and science is the knowledge required and the cultural theory in place, but slow change and an art world largely disconnected from the issues of climate change. Why might that be?

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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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Digitized 3D Objects and Audio Signal Convergence by Claire Brunet, Susan Fryberg and Toby Gifford

Salmon computer model

In this project recordings of water are modified through signal processing mechanisms derived from digitized 3D forms appropriated from nature, which themselves are transformed and projected on a white fishing net surface.

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Fluid City by Charlotte Å unde and Alys Longley

Fluid City is a SCANZ 2015 project, shown here is the version at James Cook High School, Manurewa, 16 October 2014. Photo by James Hutchinson.

For the SCANZ 2015 residency, we propose to develop urban water sustainability methodology in relation to the local environment and cultures of the Taranaki region – Charlotte Å unde and Alys Longley.

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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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Words for Water by Tracey Benson

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Water may seem ubiquitous, but it has some rather uncommon properties. At the atomic level, water can influence how life and landscapes form, such as how water moves through a plant and how rivers meander around bends. It is also the only chemical that be formed in three states – vapour, liquid and solid.

My focus will be on expanding an ongoing project that uses augmented media tools to evoke a meditative work focusing on the concept water. Stage 1 of “Words for Water” was presented at the MARart exhibition held as part of ISMAR2013 (The International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality).

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