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
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)
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 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 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.