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Thursday, August 5th at Skulpturenpark Berlin from 19:00 - 00:00
The park is located between Alte Jakobstrasse / Kommandantenstrasse / Seydelstrasse in Berlin-Mitte.
Public Transportation: U2 Spittelmarkt / U6 Kochstrasse
http://www.skulpturenpark.org

On 5 August 2010, Upgrade! and transmediale arrange this year’s Midsummer’s Night Berlin Art Exiles BBQ in the Skulpturenpark in Berlin-Mitte. Featuring Somaya Langley, Daniel Massey and Philip Pocock as speakers, the Upgrade! Summer BBQ edition is a chance to get together with this year’s Berlin art summer guests and to meet up friends, parters and collaborators from transmediale and the Upgrade! network.
Everyone is invited to bring along snacks and drinks.


Christoph Ziegler: Camp Exodus, Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum 2009 (Photo Nici Wegener)

SHORT BIOS:

Somaya Langley:
Somaya Langley is a sound and media artist whose arts practice focuses on embodied and immersive experiences mediated by technology, to initiate socio-political dialogue. She has worked in the field of digital preservation and online delivery for organisations including the National Library of Australia and the Australian Music Centre. She was Production Manager of the 2010 International Society of Contemporary Music World New Music Days festival and was a Director of the 2008 and 2009 Electrofringe festival in Australia. More infos here: http://www.criticalsenses.com/

Daniel Massey:
Daniel Massey is a media artist based out of San Francisco, CA. His projects take on varied forms, from immersive installations and web-based work, to live visuals and music. Daniel earned his MFA in Digital Arts & New Media from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He was part of the Yahoo! Design Innovation Team and is a recent resident artist at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts. More infos here: http://www.oddsympathy.com

Philip Pocock:
Philip Pocock is a Canadian artist and researcher. For the past decade he has developed projects collaboratively at the ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, most recently installing “Aland: Scopic Regimes of Uncertainty” at the Seville Biannual, Spain, and the Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul, South Korea. His network-based sculpture and cybercinema pieces have been widely exhibited, such as  the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (”Arctic Circle”), The Banff Center, Canada (”Unmovie: Exit Gallery”), the Museum of Modern Art, Paris (”Humbot”), Venice Biannual, Italy, (”Black Sea Diary”), Documenta X and Art Cologne (”A Description of the Equator and Some Øtherlands”)  and the ZKM (”Spaceplace: Art in the Age of Orbitization”. More infos here: http://datatecture.blogspot.com/

More infos about Skulpturenpark:
Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum is located on an urban wasteland, part of which was formerly the ‘Mauerstreifen,’ the military zone within the Berlin Wall. It remains vacant to this day. With approximately 5 hectares of open lots, it offers a vast space and unique history to host various socio-cultural activities. Skulpturenpark often rents spaces in adjacent buildings in order to provide a different perspective of the park.

With special thanks to the team of transmediale and Skulpturenpark!

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22.07.2010, 20h – 24h
MMX Open Art Venue e.V.
Linienstr. 142/ 143, 10115 Berlin-Mitte

22.07.2010, 20h – 24h
MMX Open Art Venue e.V.
Linienstr. 142/ 143, 10115 Berlin-Mitte

Upgrade! Berlin is glad to present the makers and a preview of the artworks of the upcoming Media Facades Festival Europe 2010: From 27 August to 12 September 2010, seven European cities will be connected through the medium of urban screens and media facades.
MEDIA FACADES
FESTIVAL EUROPE 2010 (MFF 2010) is a pilot project for artists and media designers. It will employ the networked urban screens infrastructures in ‘Joint Broadcasting Events’ throughout Europe for transnational circulation of artistic and cultural exchange.  A project initated by Public Art Lab Berlin, in cooperation with Ars Electronica Futurelab / Linz, FACT / Liverpool, iMAL / Brussels, m-cult / Helsinki, Medialab-Prado / Madrid and Kitchen Budapest.

http://www.mediafacades.eu

Programm of the evening:

21:00-21:15 - Ela Kagel introduces the guests and the idea of the festival.
21:15-22:00 - Susa Pop, artistic director of MFF 2010, will talk about the curatorial concept, the strategies and the artworks that will be presented from August 27th on.
22:00-00:00 - Screenings, videoworks, drinks and conversations at the bar and in the MMX garden.

You will also have the opportunity to talk to some of the artists who will present their works during the Media Facades Festival in August.

More infos about MFF 2010:

MEDIA FACADES FESTIVAL series reflects the worldwide increasing presence of massive-infrastructures with digital visual elements in urban public space. As a counter movement against the primary commercial use of urban screens and media facades, the festival focuses on content in the context of the reinvention of public sphere based on a wellbalanced mix of functions. Representing the idea of the resident as an active citizen instead of a well-behaved consumer, it zooms into the cultural and participatory potential of digital moving images as a new urban communication format.

Let‘s reclaim the Screens - as a new urban communication format for the creation and exchange of culture, strengthening local creative economies, and providing local identity! Let‘s create Vision Panels between the virtual and real public spaces based on new cooperation models between sociopolitical, cultural, architecturally aesthetic and economic

Interests. Please visit http://www.mediafacades.eu for the full festival program.

More infos about Upgrade! Berlin:

Upgrade! Berlin was initiated in Berlin by Public Art Lab in 2006. This event series is part of a large international network of different nodes in various countries in Europe, the United States, South America and Africa. The Upgrade! International network exists since 2009, with the aim of showcasing and producing artistic projects which reflect on media arts and digital culture. Upgrade! Berlin is organized as a nomadic event series, hosted by different venues. Each event is a unique opportunity to meet a broad range of people, get to know latest developments in media arts and discovering new and exciting places in the city.

Upgrade! Berlin is organised by Ela Kagel - with the support of the transmediale Festival for Art and Digital Culture.

http://www.upgrade-berlin.net

http://www.transmediale.de

With special thanks to the MMX team: http://www.mmxberlin.com/

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