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The game (2024) Zoe Panagiota (aka Betty) Nigianni
Happening, 2016. Participant's research, including improvised full recorded interview with first generation Albanian immigrants to Greece, images, and thematic text. The research was conducted for the workshop, "Logics of Worlds", inspired by Alain Badiou's work and organised by architect Filippos Oraiopoulos, at Athens School of Fine Art (ASFA), Master of Visual Arts (Marios Spiliopoulos, Giorgios Xiropaides), December 2016. Adopting the political approach of Badiou's "L' Organisation Politique", applying direct intervention for societal problems, including immigration and labour, I used play as a method to facilitate improvised discussions. People share and respond more freely when participating in structured, but playful interactions, such as those a game involves. Albanians speak three languages, Albanian, Greek and Italian, so I wasn't able to translate parts of the conversation. Avlona is an English now obsolete name for Vlore, an Albanian seaport and former ancient Greek colony Aulon. Albanians came as refugees in Greece initially in the 1990s, after the fall of communism in their home country. Notably, the workshop was slightly interrupted by a performance art student, who brought a live hen to slaughter in the studio. This can be taken as a metaphor for scapegoating (and re-assigning the gender of male) refugees. For this exposition, I include an essay by Pantelis Boukalas, in Kyriakos Katzourakis, O "Dromos Pros Ti Dysi" (The Way to the West), 2001, as well as Kyriakos Katzourakis' introduction in English. The exposition also aims to juxtapose the experimental and the conceptual in the fine arts; and to make the 'invisible' visible. I don't have any personal or other connections with Albania; I have never visited. This was a project to research and document in an artistic manner the refugee and immigration crisis in my native Greece, but also to voice my opinions on this topic from the perspective of the native. Albania is a non-EU country; Greece, my native (and my parents' and grandparents' native), has been in the EU since 1981. I have also been a UK national, by naturalisation, since 2011. Paradoxically, the outcome of this project was that "I" (or a a fictitious son/daughter of mine) have been since 2018 on UK police databases as a disabled 19 to 21 year-old transgender Italian/Albanian - maybe married to a Swedish neo-Nazi. My serious concerns about international organised criminal activity, were reported and confirmed by the Greek and Swedish authorities. The Greek Golden Dawn was convicted as a criminal organisation in October 2020. They invented the 'concept' of the 'Real Greek', dependent on any Greek's political orientation. Now they're losing their sixty seven (67) appeals. For Pavlos Fyssas, aka Killah P.
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reposition Journal of reflective Positions in Art and Research (2024) reposition Editorial Team
reposition Journal of reflective Positions in Art & Research - a publication of the Center Research Focus, University of Applied Arts Vienna Initiated by Alexander Damianisch, director of Center Research Focus, reposition brings together the wide variety of research at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, and reflects on an ongoing culture of editorial structures for research in Arts and Sciences. reposition collects positions from ongoing processes. It offers researchers of all disciplines and departments at the University of Applied Arts Vienna the opportunity to publish their work according to peer-review principles. Colleagues of any level and doctoral students in arts and sciences are invited to share their work. This series showcases their diverse approaches to project-oriented research work and presents current insights, captivating research processes, and ongoing projects from a deeply personal perspective that courageously unearth the work-in-progress.
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Soundscape Project TUB (2024) Ilias Mavromatis (Ili Os), Jonas Henning, Mariana Carvalho, Daniel Dilger
The Soundscape TUB is a self organized “Projektwerkstatt” that explores the concepts of acoustic ecology, the relationship between people and their environment mediated by sound. With students from different faculties of TUB, UdK and other universities, the project stands in the intersection of science, arts and humanities, dealing with topics such as social ecology, technology, data collection, group dynamics and creative practice. Soundscape TUB works with the potential of sound and listening as a socio-political tool and science communication.
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A Love Letter to Ironing: Learning and Unlearning (2024) Tricia Crivellaro, Lynne Heller
What does ironing have in common with learning to build a digital world? This exposition explores the nature of learning and unlearning through the juxtaposition of skills, specifically ironing, a competency acquired for the most part through unconscious absorption, versus creating in a digital medium where our learning was much more self-conscious. In learning to build and program in Unreal Engine (UE5), a game engine capable of enabling a virtual reality (VR) experience, we learned, once again, what it means to learn. The exposition is written as a lyric essay to encompass both the prosaic and poetic ways that we engaged with a project titled, Craft and the Digital Turn. By using VR as a means of data visualization we sought to bring our craft backgrounds together with future trends in digitalization and communication. Through personal narratives and histories, melded with theory and analysis we hope to record a process that was deeply engaging and extremely challenging for us as practitioners.
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Reconfiguring the Landscape at IRCAM (2024) Natasha Barrett
Reconfiguring the Landscape at IRCAM was the third physical meeting of the three Reconfiguring the Landscape composers Natasha Barrett, Nadine Schütz and Andrew Knight-Hill. The group met at IRCAM in Paris from November 18 to 28 to embark on an intensive period of industrial site audio investigation, workshops, artistic creation, public panel discussions and listening sessions. The work period and public exhibitions were supported by and carried out in collaboration with IRCAM.
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Reconfiguring the Landscape in Greenwich (2024) Natasha Barrett
In 2022, the SOUND/IMAGE Research Group at the University of Greenwich hosted one of the Reconfiguring the Landscape international workshops. Unlike previous workshops, we decided to split the work over two periods. The first period was from the 17th to the 24th of July, and the second was from the 25th to the 27th of October. During the first period, members of the artistic team were joined by members of the SOUND/IMAGE Research Group to investigate several historic sites in Greenwich. In the second period, the artistic team performed an outdoor concert in Greenwich Market. The work was carried out in collaboration with researchers Brona Martin, Emma Margetson, and Angela McArthur.
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