[PD] Announce: Un-Electrified Spaces / Lightshift...ing events 24/25 October 2003

Martin martin.dupras at uwe.ac.uk
Fri Oct 10 15:01:14 CEST 2003

Apologies for cross-posting

You are invited to attend this free event supported by the Forest of
Dean Sculpture Trust and University of the West of England Faculty of
Art,Media and Design.  The Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust sees the
highly successful undertaking of the artist-led LightShift as being an
important step to the further development of the role of the Trust in
exploring and supporting innovative collaborations and sometimes
surprising work by artists, so the idea of the Forest as a space for
research and encounters with the unfamiliar is kept alive.

Agendas for events on FRIDAY 24TH OCTOBER AND SATURDAY 25TH OCTOBER 2003
are attached.  Both events are free of charge but space is limited.
Please e-mail bookings for FRIDAY to Susan.Matheron at uwe.ac.uk and for
SATURDAY to Rosalindcookson at hotmail.com'

PROGRAMME for Light Shift.ing

UWE Event "Un-Electrified Spaces" - Friday 24 October 2003

To be held in OD57 at Faculty of Art, Media and Design, University of 
the West of England, Bower Ashton Campus, Kennel Lodge Road, Bristol BS3

10 a.m.  Coffee and Registration

10.30 a.m. Welcome from Paul Gough, Dean of Faculty and Jeremy Rees, 
Forest of Dean Trustees

10.45 a.m. Martin Dupras and Paul Smith - Interactive, Generative and
Telematic Art Practice

11.45 a.m. Alan Smith - will talk about his personal practice and that 
of the Arts Centre, Allenhead

1.00 p.m. Lunch

2.00 p.m. Guenter Geiger - 'Uses of open source software in interactive 
art'. Guenter is an active developer of PD (Pure Data) and Gem.

3.15 p.m. Jeff Mann - will talk about his work in telematic art and his 
work with Interaccess, Toronto and Keyworx at the Waag, (the Institute
for Old 
and New Media)

4.15 Closing comments from Jeremy Rees, Martin Dupras and Paul Smith

4.30 p.m. Close

There will a further event at Beechenhurst Lodge, Forest of Dean on
Saturday 25 October 2003 details of which are on the following agenda.
There is no charge but places are limited and pre-booking is essential.
Please contact Susan.Matheron at uwe.ac.uk to book for the Friday event and
Rosalindcookson at hotmail to book for the Saturday,

The Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust would like to invite you to:

Light Shift.ing

A Public Forum and Discussion

Saturday 25th October 2003  
10.30 a.m. - 12.45 p.m. Beechenhurst Lodge, Forest of Dean


To celebrate the opening up of the Forest of Dean following months of 
closure, the trauma of the culling and burning pyres during Foot and
Mouth, the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust and Forest Enterprise created
a unique and 
extraordinary event  -'Light Shift'.  Artists created 25 temporary light
installations in the Forest to the astonishment of 40,000 visitors over
7 evenings in October/November 2001, with funding from the Regional
Development Agency obtained by the Forest of Dean District Council.

It was much more successful than anyone could have imagined.  Due to the
enormous number of additional hours worked by the artists, the curator
and Forest Enterprise staff, coupled with the impact of the vast visitor
it was realized that the event, as it was, could not be repeated.

In response to public enthusiasm and demand the Forest of Dean Sculpture
Trust are now interested in exploring how artists can create works for
the Forest using light, sound and new media to create different exciting
public environments in a landscape rural setting.

Current interactive/telematic art practice is increasingly moving away
from the 'white box' context of the art gallery, and into open spaces
thanks to advances in wireless technology, and the increased
availability of small, robust and battery- powered computers.

The Digital Media Research Centre of the Faculty of Art, Media and 
Design, University of the West of England, Bristol (who have also made
possible the development of our website) are presenting a series of 
Seminars: 'Interactive, Generative and Telematic Arts in Public places
and Alternative Environments' (5 February 2003), and 'Un-electrified
Exploring interactive and telematic art' (24 October 2003), with
presentations by artists and academics who are exploring and developing
cutting edge art practice using new media technology.  The Forest of
Dean Sculpture Trust in partnership with UWE is interested in exploring
ways in which these discussions and developments might lead to follow-on
from Light Shift, in the Forest of Dean and elsewhere.


10 a.m.  Registration and coffee

10.30 a.m. Forum Opens - Playback of video of Light Shift

-       Light Shift - what it was and how it happened?
Sam Wilkinson (Curator) and Robin Blackledge (Artist)

-        Light Shift - looking to the future, from the viewpoint of 
Land Management
Robin Guest (Forest Enterprise)

- Artists and Academics observations on relevant aspects of 
the 'IGT-Art' Seminar (5 February) and 'Un-electrified Spaces' seminar
on 24 October, including Jeff Mann (Interaccess Toronto), Guenter Geiger
(Barcelona), Annie Lovejoy, Martin Dupras and Paul Smith (UWE).

- Existing Arts and Forest partnerships and future opportunities : 
James Swabey, Head of Recreation in England for Forest Enterprise

-     Summing up - Lesley Greene, chair of Forest of Dean 
Sculpture Trust

The Trust would like to end the morning session with a clear plan for 
moving forward the achievements of Light Shift.

** There is no charge to attend the Forum places are limited, so please 
make reservations early by e-mailing or phoning 

- Rosalind Cookson, 
Church Lane, 
GL2 8DT 
- telephone : 07766 808590, 
e-mail : rosalindcookson at hotmail.com:

Please ask Rosalind if you need directions or accommodation details.

The Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust gratefully acknowledge financial 
help from Arts Council England, South West


The Lightshift.ing Forum will be followed by the launch of 
the 'Diversity Project' at 1 p.m. to view new permanent and temporary
works by Erika Tan and temporary works by Jane Spray, with a barbecue
lunch and tour of the trail. A new publication relating to the Diversity
Project will be available.

We look forward to seeing you on 25th October!

Web site: http://www.forestofdean-sculpture.org.uk

The Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust gratefully acknowledge financial and 
other help from :

Arts Council England, South West; Forest Enterprise, University of the 
West of England, Arnolfini Collection Trust

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