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    a programm for KIT intermedia by Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas
Hessdalen biennal announcement March 17th, 2006

The first presentation of upcoming Hessdalen biennal of International Art at Teaterhuset Avant Garden, Trondheim during the conference “CHANGING ART DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS-Regarding art practice whitin the social context”. Presented by the curator Rickard Borgström.

Hessdalen biennial at Avant Garden   Hessdalen biennial at Avant Garden

lecture by Raimundas Malasauskas March 13th, 2006

The lecture by Raimundas Malasauskas, curator, critic (Vilnius) who works at the Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (, co-produces CAC TV program ( and So-Called Records (http:/, has done interviews with Robert Barry, Dora Garcia, George Maciunas, Seth Siegelaub, Rammelzee, Tino Sehgal, forwarded the telepathic message of Robert Bary to Jonathan Monk (During the Exhibition The Gallery will be Open, Jan Mot gallery, Brussels, 2003), has written about Missy Elliot and time machines, has curated various exhibitions, including BMW (co-curated with Sofia Hernandez Chong Cuy (NYC) and Alexis Vaillant (Paris), CAC Vilnius / ICA London; 24/7 Wilno Nueva York (CAC Vilnius, 2003); PR 04 (A Tribute to the Messenger), Puerto Rico (2004), Elektrodienos: Unidentified Audio Object (CAC Vilnius, 2004), Bi-Fi series of events (various venues, New York City 2001 – 2003), Out Trip Out West, Pierre Bismuth & Jonathan Monk (CAC Vilnius, 2001).

lecture by Raimunas Malasauskas   lecture by Raimundas Malasauskas

lecture by Raimunas Malasauskas   lecture by Raimunas Malasauskas


seminar on DIGITAL CINEMA February 26th, 2006

ONE DAY seminar on DIGITAL CINEMA. March 28th:
ALL students can participate. This seminar gives you the technical
details from the digital cinema. Recommended.
It is not part of the workshop so when you participate in the FILMSTUNT workshop and to this, you will miss some production time (1 day) from the FILMSTUNT part!
More info on the content later.

AGAIN: write to us signing for it ASAP, so we know how many people joining.

FILMSTUNT workshop February 26th, 2006

during week 12/13: March 25-30:
FILMSTUNT workshop during KOSMORAMA festival:

This is digital cinema workshop and SONY will bring HD editing tools
arranged into studios at Prinses theater. YOU have 6 days time to
produce a short film. It will be shown at the festival on SONY 4K

Although application deadline is over, we have a chance to access that workshop. As number of places is limited, priority is given for
participants joining with SLOW TV.

Write back to us signing for it ASAP, so we know how many people

workshops in TV, HD and Digital Cinema February 26th, 2006

we would like to encourage ALL of you who did not yet participated in hybrid TV exploration and production of SLOW TV. Some of you probably followed presentations of SLOW TV after the Rotterdam research trip. It is OPEN framework. Welcome to join and explore possibilities.

We will quickly list ALL workshops planned in relation to research on
art and TV practice in expanded field. On a technical level it provides with study in HD video production, digital cinema and 3G and wireless technologies. These arrangements are programmed in dialogue with Medgaards Media lab.

So PLEASE look carefully at the options, think and plan your time, and then WRITE us back with notes for what events YOU want to be sign for.

during week 11: March 13-18:
workshop on reality-meta-show genre and conceptual practice working with TV in the expanded field and BMW (black market world) methods with Raimundas Malasauskas, writer and curator from CAC, Vilnius. More info on the workshop will come soon, for now you can check project sites Raimundas is involved with:

There will be 2 HD cams during the workshop and start up & track course to technical use of the HD cameras provided by specialist from multimediasenter.

GEERT LOVINK, lecture and filmscreening February 7th, 2006

Geert Lovink lecture “On the principle of Notworking”
will take place on 22 February from 10.00
at the Seminarrom KIT, NTNU Trondheim.

lecture by Geert Lovink   lecture b Geert Lovink

FILMSCREENING : “Beautiful World”
Director: Mieke Gerritzen
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006
Seminarrom KIT / NTNU Trondheim

Further info:

The lecture and screening is public. YOU ARE ALL VERY WELCOME.
Address Innherredsveien 7 (Industribygget).
Contact Tel. +47 73 59 79 00

Geert Lovink is the guest lecturer at the KIT Intermedia input
programmed by Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas.

slow tv in Rotterdam January 30th, 2006

we are back from Rotterdam since last night and fingers burning to unfold all exciting encounters and links with practices building the public space access through the hybrid TV modes.

Rotterdam met us in a great embrace of a cold weather and a nasty wind. Right after the arrivals we all met at the opening of the exhibition SATELITE OF LOVE, at the Witte de With Contemporary art center. It was a perfect time and place to warm up, meet nice people and start with the first SLOW TV manifestation as well as setting the interviews.

The SLOW TV team Jason, Morten, Hans, Erik, Cath and Linda together with Nomeda and Gediminas starting from scratch:
Jason is installing the SLOW TV stand-large format antique camera that captures the geography of TV trends in a still image turning them literary upside down. We think that for the first edition (launch) of SLOW TV, these stills are great to have along with audio stream on a web. Morten is adjusting sound levels and getting ready with video captures through the on a larger glass charted in a grids on a back of the antique camera. Linda makes sure there is enough light falling by mowing a reflector. Cath is working with making off and plans for one minute short ideas for the festival in Trondheim or/and Vilnius. Hans is taking stills, uploads the web. Erik improvises with moving camera, as well plays a great role to interview the artists together with Jason. Nomeda is documenting behind the scenes and Gediminas gets ready with the questions. There are no fixed roles, we all mix and discuss things, getting time to look at the material after installing temporary SLOW TV studio.

just to give you a short glimpse on the active agenda of SLOW TV during the busy week in Rotterdam:

Friday, 27 Jan 2006

an interview with TV-TV, from Copenhagen:

an interview with Liesbeth and Jos, artists from Rotterdam:

festival screening of Sarah Morris short films.

DIY_tv: talk & workshop on the growing phenomenon of independent microTV broadcasters.
You can watch the stream here:

interview with Ambient TV:
and Heath Bunting, artist and activist from Bristol:

Saturday, 28 Jan 2006

interview with  Algis Stravinskas, a pioneer of break dance in USSR.

interview with CAC TV

visiting NAI, Netherlands Architecture Institute

Silent TV workshop: a tele-matic workshop on how to build your own TV. conducted by Tetsuo Kogawa (Tokyo Keizai University). you can watch the stream here:

HOT SPOTS program at the IFFR, Off_Corso, Rotterdam
Morten joins the program with sound performance.

Sunday, 29 Jan 2006

visiting Netherlands Foto Museum

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Gated_tv talk: on copy right issues vs open archives,
open source, open archives.

interview with Rachel Baker, artist and co-organizer of
ambientTV.NET and officer for media arts at the Arts Council of England)

Monday, 30 Jan 2006

interview with Juha Huuskonen organizer of PixelAche festival in Helsinki.

Truth_tv: talk by several artists to discuss the work exploring the nature of truth as represented by television.

interview with The Yes Men (cultural jammers)

we are not even mentioning exhibitions and film screenings at the IFFR. It is not possible to put into these humble lines all extraordinary experiences and inspiring clues we got during those days for the TV project  we try to setup at the school. Better we all do it in February /March when we get ready with the website. Maybe by that time we have hand made TV projector that we could plug with the self made TV
transmitters? YES! Three TV transmitter were build during the workshop in Rotterdam, and are back to Trondheim.

Now its many hours of material to be transcribed and edited into the interviews as a text files, and edited again in a shorter version for audio streams. Large format photos to be developed, scaled down and put on the web together with text and audio stream. Short samples of video (3 min.) would be also uploaded.


slow tv meets The Yes Men, Rotterdam January 30th, 2006

The Yes Men (cultural jammers) [ ]

slow tv meets The Yes Man, Rotterdam 2006

Silent TV workshop, Rotterdam January 28th, 2006

slow tv takes part at Silent TV workshop.
You can watch the stream here:

tv transmitter workshop, Witte de With, Rotterdam 2006

slow tv meets Algirdas Stravinskas, Rotterdam January 28th, 2006

slow tv meets Algis Stravinskas, a pioneer of break dance in USSR, at the railway station in Rotterdam.
slow tv meets Algirdas Stravinskas, Rotterdam 2006

slow tv meets cac tv, Rotterdam January 28th, 2006

CAC tv [] at HOT SPOTS program, IFFR, Off_Corso, Rotterdam

Fragment from the interview:

JASON: we have a question that has been running through all  the interviews that we have been taken. which is this question, whether a collaboration is actually possible between the different groups of people. Whether its possible to work together or its just a participation. Whether one group always takes presidency over another?

RAIMAY / CAC TV: I think in terms of collaboration, it should always come from some necessity to collaborate. Or this necessity could be based on animosity, like u hate another program, or its like your enemy. I am not using enemy as a productive term, but it could be something like an enemy.

Then I think collaboration could be based on cannibalism, cause in order to produce something good u have to eat another program, that you either hate. So u have to eat each other, then you can enjoy it and then u can produce something together.

slow tv at interview with cac tv, Rotterdam 2006

slow tv meets tv-tv, Rotterdam January 27th, 2006

tv-tv is a network of independent producers from Copenhagen]

slow tv at tv-tv, rotterdam 2006

slow tv meets Heath Bunting, Rotterdam January 27th, 2006

Heath Bunting is artist and activist from Bristol.

slow tv with Heath Bunting, Rotterdam 2006

slow tv meets Bik Van der Pol, Rotterdam January 27th, 2006

Liesbeth and Jos are artists from Rotterdam. ]

Fragment from an interview:

JASON: We can carry on that. My second question for you, is, I mean Gediminas has told us a little about what you do like you run this round tables discussions about artists publications and you make book fairs of artists publications, which aren’t necessarily books, but could be anything.
I don’t know if this is correct or not?

JOS: Well, more or less.

LIESBETH: it’s very description of what we do, I would say.

ERIK: What do you say? What?

LIESBETH: We are not organizers of round tables and book fairs.

JOS:  Square tables?

JASON: Square tables? OK. Well, I have got it completely wrong, maybe now you can correct me.

LIESBETH:  NO, I am trying to think  what he means with the round tables.

JASON: Round table means, You sit everyone round the table, it doesn’t actually mean that the table is round, its just the discussion about, getting people together to talk about what it is or what you are doing.

Bik van der Pol, Rotterdam 2006

Harun Farocki. The Creators of the Shopping Worlds April 21st, 2005

Glad to present the second film from a series of Harun Farocki screenings.
This film works with psycho mechanisms of the repressive system, in this case the object of the search is…the shopping world.

“I shop therefore I am” : what rhetoric and logic are imbedded into this vicious script. tomorrow, FRIDAY from 5pm. at the seminarrom.

The Creators of the Shopping Worlds
a film by Harun Farocki / 2001  / 72 min.

when: from 17.00, Friday, April 22, 2005

nomeda & gediminas urbonas : a film screening program: open for ALL

Shopping is an everyday cultural act; it is inevitable, taken for granted. Entering into the world of shopping – the world of shopping malls – can be a Dantean voyage into hell or a redeeming ceremony of Communion. Everyone is familiar with this experience and knows what a mall looks like. This self-evident phenomenon is, however, the result of a highly complex process. The designing of shopping malls is
overseen by an army of planners, managers and scientists: there are consultants, re-launch analysts, a central association, mall magazines.
6000 guests and laboratories attended an annual convention in Las Vegas at which such questions were investigated as where the gaze of a customer falls and how a “spontaneous” purchase can be induced. Farocki shows how mall producers look at malls when they want to find out, for example, how passers-by move, where they stop and where they reach for an article. He adds these images to the everyday ones – and gives them a magical charge.

1944: born in Novy Jicin (Neutitschein), in German-annexed Czechoslovakia.
1966-68: attended the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB).

After teaching posts in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Manila, Munich and Stuttgart Farocki took up a visiting , professorship at the University of California, Berkeley from 1993-1999.

Farockis has made close to 90 films, including three feature films, essay films and documentaries. Produced numerous publications, exhibitions and installations in galleries and museums.
1974-1984: editor and author of the magazine Filmkritik (München).

Since 2004 visiting professor at the Akademie für Bildende Künste,

interaction, postproduction and relational esthetics January 26th, 2005

Sum up of the second week: thoughts and links.

We started addressing notions of social interaction, postproduction and relational esthetics discussed by the French theorist Nicholas Bourriaud, a curator at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris in his “Relational Aesthetics”, where he discusses intervention,
provocation, documentary, archives, uncanny, hybridity.

links to consider:

we wanted to stress the notion of encounter of art & public-
“Art Meets Everyday Life”.

Next to this we mentioned Jakob Jakobsen and Manifesto of
The Copenhagen Free University:

check the KLARTEXT! symposium in Berlin that stages discussion on relationship between art and politics, politicization or art and issues of activism.
You can find some interesting people.
Look for “Yes Men” (their new DVD comes out next week so I try to get hold of it):

look at the links of participants, as some of the theorist/artists might be useful to consider: Chantal Mouffe, Brian Holmes, Simon Sheikh, Irit Rogoff, Chto delat?, Francesco Jodice/Multiplicity;

look at the Russian recent initiative, publication and website:

in this context I proposed you not to forget the opportunity to take part at RAM7:Models of Collaboration
web is on (!):
this workshop-event is from series
contact Kristin Bergaust about that.


we introduced our interest in script as part of a convex apparatus of media (again relational mechanism) and how it is employed by institutions/corporations. To illustrate this i “borrowed” few “webisodes” with comedian Jerry Seinfeld and an animated Superman as part of ad campain for American Express:

look at the link this example builds with project line based on Ann Lee, a character from Japanese animation (anime) whose  rights were acquired  by artists Pierre Huyghes and Phillipe Parreno to create a new life for the manga, under the title “NO GHOST, JUST A SHELL”.

We introduced notion of the “script”, which is employed not only in our work and language, but is crucial part of cultural discourse at large. We would suggest to look
at this reference in the discussions and construction of the works.

For a beginning few links, that might give you a fresh insight (and fun as well), work by Norman Klein / Lev Manovich (1998):

and the other links you with the
seminal text by Mark Rakatansky “Spatial Narratives”, (1991)

think about it!
it could be a great fun and smart thing if you do it.
stage a group meeting next week just yourselves and discuss.
we need to know your feedback by the end of next week.

as an example you may look at web documentation
of Dutch artists Bik van der Pol: