Bonus Tracks is a series of public engagement events organised by the Remix Cinema Workshop. The Organizing Committee has initiated these with the aim of engaging the public in issues related to contemporary audiovisual remix practices.
[Info about the artists, embedded videos, and links to additional works can be found below.]
- 17th March 2011, Modern Art Oxford, at 7.00 pm // Screening of Rip!: A Remix Manifesto, followed by a steered conversation with Professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger facilitated by Doctoral Fellow Mr. Jonathon Penney.
- 23rd March 2011, Instituto Cervantes (London), at 6.30 pm // Event: Current trends in audio-visual digital cultures
- 24th March 2011, Modern Art Oxford, at 7.30 pm // Live audiovisual performances
17th March 2011, Modern Art Oxford, at 7.00 pm
Screening of Rip!: A Remix Manifesto, followed by a steered conversation with Professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger facilitated by Jon W. Penney
Founded in 1965, Modern Art Oxford is one of the South East’s leading galleries for the presentation of modern and contemporary visual art. Modern Art Oxford’s programme includes exhibitions by artists from all over the world, live events, educational and family activities. As part of the Remix Cinema Bonus Tracks, the museum is hosting a Screening of Rip!: A Remix Manifesto, followed by a conversation with Professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger.
Rip: A Remix Manifesto (Canada, 2008, 80 mins) is a documentary about issues of copyright in the digital age. Web activist, CopyLeft supporter and filmmaker Brett Gaylor shot and collected footages over a period of 6 years, interviewing people such as the mash-up musician Girl Talk, and Creative Commons founder Lawerence Lessig. The central question driving the narrative is: Who really owns an idea – and for how long? Sequences of the documentary feature collaborative remixes by online audiences, invited to participate in the creative process through the online platform opencourcecinema.org.
The screening will be followed by a steered discussion with Viktor Mayer-Schönberger facilitated by Mr. Jonathon Penney. Viktor Mayer-Schönberger is Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. His research focuses on the role of information in a networked economy. Professor Mayer-Schönberger has published seven books, including most recently ‘Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age’ and ‘Governance and Information Technology’, as well as over a hundred articles (including in Science) and book chapters. Mr. Jonathon Penney is a Doctoral Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, and was formerly Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer at Victoria University
More info on the event at: http://www.modernartoxford.org.uk/whats-on/rip-a-remix-manifesto/about/
23rd March 2011, Instituto Cervantes (London), at 6.30-8.30 pm
Event: Current Trends in Audio-Visual Digital Cultures
Location: 102 Eaton Square. London. SW1W 9AN.
This event offer two talks for anyone who are curious about contemporary audiovisual culture. Moreover, there will be an informal networking session which may be of particular interest to creators, researchers, and professionals involved in initiatives related to emerging audiovisual practices. The event is free, but registration is required. If you would like to attend the event please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or make a call: (0)20 7201 0750. If you are interested in participating in the networking session as well please send an email to email@example.com including a few lines about your work, and any URL or contact details you would like us to distribute to other participants.
Networked technologies are facilitating the development of a wide range of new media practices and, ultimately, contributing to notable shifts in audiovisual cultures. For example, we see the proliferation of remix practices in DIY media in the context of every-day life. Likewise, in the domain of independent film-making, online community platforms and innovative production and distribution systems are offering unprecedented possibilities allowing for new forms of co-creation in constellations that were not possible prior to the widespread uptake of the Internet and, more recently, the development of social media applications.
Antoni Roig Telo will talk about participatory audiovisual projects, approaching some of the aspects which are key to this form of culture production – e.g. collaboration, crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, etc. More specifically, he will focus on some relevant Spanish projects such as The Cosmonaut, La Wikipeli or Panzer Chocolate. He is also one of the invited speakers at the Remix Cinema Workshop, in which he will give a talk on Participatory film production as media practice. Antoni has PhD in Information and Knowledge Society and degree in Audiovisual Communication. Professor at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, director of the undergraduate programme in Audiovisual Communication and director of the postgraduate programme in Audiovisual Media Innovation UOC-Digitalent.
EMBED.at is a site where audiovisual researchers, professionals and festivals meet to talk, think and test old and new ideas in cinema, television, games, internet, transmedia, remix, copyleft and people. EMBED is also an initiative that explores new ways of showing and distributing audiovisual content, inviting filmmakers, musicians and artists to reveal on stage their sources of inspirations. A metaphor is used to talk about such an act of disclosure, as they invite people to share their “audiovisual source code.” EMBED is an initiative of Festivalito, Movil Film Fest, Yerblues.net and ZEMOS98 with the support of Instituto Cervantes and Junta de Andalucía (all based in Spain). Embed will be presented by Joan Carles Martorell.
24th March 2011, Modern Art Oxford, at 7.30 pm
Founded in 1965, Modern Art Oxford is one of the South East’s leading galleries for the presentation of modern and contemporary visual art. Modern Art Oxford’s programme includes exhibitions by artists from all over the world, live events, educational and family activities. As part of the Remix Cinema Bonus Tracks, the museum is hosting the following live audiovisual performances:
Dan Untitled’s live performance: Breakfast Party at my Studio (20 min.)
Daniel James (aka Dan Untitled) is an interdisciplinary artist, curator and musician based in Wellington (NZ), whose work traverses video, audio, web-based media and robotics. He is a doctoral candidate and senior tutor in Fine Arts at Massey University, co-producer of the open source film project Stray Cinema and he co-curated two of the UpStage fesitvals of live online performance. In his own performance work, Daniel does live remixes of pop-cultural media. He has just debuted a music mashup project called Ubermahlung und Frottage, and his prior mashup projects include the audiovisual duo Anaesthesia Associates and DJing as Copycat Crime. Daniel has presented work in person at galleries, festivals and conferences in London, Berlin, Barcelona, Melbourne and around New Zealand, and his online work has been presented at venues in numerous cities around the globe.
The people of New Zealand will have just woken up, and Dan James is throwing a party in his studio in Wellington to start the day. He will serve up a live audiovisual mashup performance themed around breakfast and awakening. Daniel’s performance will be webcast in real-time to people in Oxford, for whom the sun will still be setting on the prior evening.
London Poetry Systems’ live performances: Hope for Robots (20 mins) & Attis (11 min.)
The cross-media poetry collective, London Poetry Systems (UK) will perform on site at Modern Art Oxford. London Poetry Systems (LPS) is a digital and cross-media poetry organization. It was created in 2008 to capture and archive poetry’s journey into the digital age. LPS provides space for the experimentation into new poetic forms, and a platform for artists to connect with live and online audiences.
Artist Henry Stead of LPS will perform Attis (11 min.) is an cross-media AV translation of the Roman poet Catullus’ 63rd poem, about a young man who castrates himself. It will be performed live with projected visuals created by the artist in collaboration with Bologna-based artist Elisa Muliere, and electronic soundscape created by Jef Oswald a.k.a. Codeshift.
William Stopah will be performing a few choice extracts from his multimedia poetry show Hope For Robots (20 min). With words, film and music, he considers, education, work, technology and art and is pleased to discover that people are not merely passive downloaders and compliant machines but there is in fact… ‘Hope for Robots.’ William is a spoken word and multimedia performer, a researcher, a writer, and an educator but not necessarily in that order.
Zan Lyons Live A/V & Strings
Violinist, producer and film-maker Zan Lyons’ shows have received critical acclaim internationally. Explosive beats collide with melancholic concertos. Using his laptop and custom foot pedals, Zan loops his violin, voice and sounds – while manipulating his haunting visuals to incredible effect. Zan’s film making process retains the organic approach established by his music. A one man army, Zan directs, shoots, edits, and lights all of his films himself as well as doing the animation and visual effects work. His films have quickly earned Zan high profile recognition with nominations from Lux and the London Short Film Festival, and screenings on mtv2 as well as the Cannes, onedotzero and Raindance film festivals. http://www.zanlyons.com
Adam Pelling-Deeves: Selected Works
By day, Adam Pelling-Deeves works as a professional video editor but by night he becomes a mad scientist of the cutup. He’s selected a number of his popular remixes to be screened for Bonus Tracks including a new piece composed especially for the night. Adam’s a great supporter of video creativity, from managing live visuals at the Audioscope music festivals to curating Vimeo’s Lab Partner channel. His feature-length work has also been well received having worked on the film Duke Vin and the Birth of Ska, which was nominated for Best Documentary at the St Kilda Film Festival. See more of his works here: http://vimeo.com/adampellindeeve
Adam will be screening the following works as a prelude to the live performances, and in-between acts:
Downtown Pile Up / Maybe It’s Some Kind Of Code / A Censored Honeymoon (Bring The Kids) / Maria Gets Carried Away / Commercial Break / We’re Still Talking About Coffee Aren’t We? / The Stripper / Muybridge / Does Not Compute / Shining Examples / The Love Of Phlebas (You In My Head)
More info on this event at http://www.modernartoxford.org.uk/whats-on/dan-unitled-london-poetry-systems/about/