People meet in different ways now, even in the strangest of manners. Imagine flying over a city and witnessing all the things that are taking place there. Connect to Google Earth and find Eindhoven, a small city in the Netherlands. As you get closer, a number of YouTube videos appear on top of the city. Did you know about the man that juggles? That there is a flying saucer in a park? A young couple are moving into their new apartment? The people who like to dance tango or the person who is an aspiring singer? People broadcast their experiences. What if somebody tried to contact them back?
Monthly Archives: July 2009
On Friday, June 26, 2009 BALTAN Laboratories hosts the fourth in its series of BATLAN GOES NATLAB presentations at the former Philips NatLab at Strijp-S in Eindhoven. This session will focus on the people working in the spaces in between artistic and technological research and development.
From May-September, 2009 I will be artist-in-residence at BALTAN Laboratories in Eindhoven, The Netherlands where I am developing a new site-specific project titled “The City is Creative”. In “The City is Creative”, everyday acts of performativity as depicted on YouTube videos are located and reenacted within the city where they took place.
Upgrade! is an international, emerging network of autonomous nodes united by art, technology, and a commitment to bridging cultural divides. Smalle Haven (.com) is a new venue in the heart of the city.
PUBlicIMAGenING event focusing on City as a Lab,
a venue for dynamic interactions of assumed and unknown, protective and invasive, mediated and un-accessible…
Session will feature a dialogue between artist Michelle Teran and academic Bas Van Heur, on topics of: trans-disciplinary work, positions of critique and engagement within a public sphere
including reference to their recent work, theoretical descourses and polemics around cities (un)visible media (infra)structures.
On Thursday 14 and Friday 15 May, Maastricht University, Hogeschool Zuyd and the Jan van Eyck Academy organize in cooperation with the Municipality of Maastricht a conference on ‘Maastricht – European Capital of Culture 2018’. The decision by the municipality to participate in this competition will generate a lively discussion on the role of culture in urban development, the different rationales for participating in this competition, the value of cultural policies, and the importance of re-imagining identities in an era of Europeanization and globalization.
Cities re-imagined:1 is a to a two-day conference organized in collaboration with BUU: Bureau for Unstable Urbanism and Atelier Nord. The conference will be examining urban culture in relationship to artistic practice through a series of artists presentations and panel discussions.