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PRO&CONTRA International Symposium

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Moscow, October 8-11 2011; Krasnoyarsk, October 14-16 2011

PRO&CONTRA International Symposium

OCTOBER 10

14.00 GLOBAL MEDIA SECTION

Alexey Shulgin (Artist, Russia), Elena Аrtemenko (The Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia, Russia) — Artlet, Art of the Globalized World;
Andrey Parshikov (Curator, art critic, Russia) — Sentimental video as a way to combat fashizoid optics;
Vanessa Ramos-Velasquez (Media-artist and researcher, Germany/ Brazil) — Digital Anthropophagy and the Anthropophagic Re-Manisesto  of the Digital Age  

15.30
A film by The Yes Men group (USA): The Yes Men save the world (2009)...

16.00 TACTICAL MEDIA SECTION

Reports, the co-curator: Tatiana Volkova.

Ivan Zasursky (Head of New Media and Communication Theory Department, Faculty of Journalism, Moscow State University, Russia) — The borders of Tactical Media and independent journalism;
Andrey Velikanov (Artist, philosopher, art theoretician, lecturer, Russia) — The artist in the mediaspace. Liberty and responsibility. Is everything allowed? Between productive provocation and disorderly conduct.;
Tatiana Volkova (Director of ZHIR gallery, Russia) — The development of tactical media in Russia

18.00 TACTICAL MEDIA SECTION

Panel discussion.
Moderated by Tatiana Volkova, Ivan Zasursky.

Participants: Dmitry Model (Media activist, Russia), Andrey Velikanov (Artist, philosopher, art theoretician, lecturer, Russia), Alexandre Bidin (Media activist, Russia), Artem Loskutov (Media activist, Russia), Roman Minaev (Media artist, Russia), Anton Nikolaev (Artist, Russia), Victoria Lomasko (artist, Russia), Dmitry Zhvania (mediaaktivist, Russia).
Online participants: The YES MAN (USA), Avram Finkelstein (Activist, USA).

20.00 PRO&CONTRA OPENCALL/TACTICAL MEDIA

Presentation and discussion. Projects of the 2011 nominees.

Victoria Lomasko, Anton Nikolaev — "Forbidden Art", Anne Brochet — "Wikiantipedia", art-m2 — "GLOBAL ART PROJECT", Gregory Charushin — "Pink Fountain". 

22.00 VIDEO PROGRAMME "MEDIA KICK"


OCTOBER 11

13.00 MEDIA EDUCATION

Media Art and Interdisciplinary Practice: The Problem of Teaching

Moderated by Asya Silaeva (MediaArtLab Center, Russia).

Participants: Alexander Evangely (The Rodchenko Moscow School of photography and Multimedia, Russia), Daria Paramonova (Strelka: Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, Russia), Svetlana Maiborodskaya (Communications Academy, Russia), Alexander Mishin (British Higher School of Art&Design, Russia), Vlad Sevetsev (Audiovisual Academy, Russia), Olga Shishko (MediaArtLab CAC, Russia), Daria Kamyshnikova (Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Free Workshops program, Russia), Dmitry Galkin (University of Tomsk, Russia), Arseny Zhilyaev (Winzavod Centre of Contemporary Art, Start, Russia), Boris Debackere, Olof van Winden - Netherlands Media Art Institutes.

16.00 MEDIA FESTIVALS SECTION

Martin Honzik (Head of Festival/Prix department, Austria) — Prix Ars Electronica;

Remco Schuurbiers (Co-director of CTM) — Festival for Adventurous Music and Related Arts, Netherlands/Germany;

Boris Debackere (Art director of V2_lab at V2_Unstable Media Institute, Netherlands) — Critical issue on media festivals;

Emilio Alvarez (LOOP festival director) — LOOP,

Olof van Winden (Director of Montevideo - Netherlands Media Arts Institute, Founder/Director TodaysArt Festival) -TodaysArt Festival. 

17.30 SOUND ART SECTION

The co-curator Sergey Kasich (Sound-artist, curator, Russia).

Presentations, lectures. 

Michaela Melian (Artist, Germany) — Speicher;
Parl Christian Bj?rn Vester — GOODIEPAL (artist, musician, hacker, Denmark) — Performance 

20.00 PRO&CONTRA OPENCALL — SOUND ART

Presentation and discussion. Projects of the 2011 nominees.

Yury Kalendarev — "The Standing Wave", Ludmila Belova, programming by Sergey Komarov, Alexey Grachyov, Cyland — "A Time Capsule", Denis Perevalov, Nina Rizhskaya, Igor Sodazot — "Spherephonograph", Valery Aizenberg — "Simone speaks Russian".

21.00 PRO&CONTRA SYPOSIUM CLOSING

Performances by:

"SHVEITSARIA" ("Switzerland") Group (Alexey Zagniy, Lev Rubinshteyn, Maria Chuykova, Russia);
"EVEREST" Group (Switzerland);
Residents of the SoundArtist.ru community (Oleg Makarov & Patrick K.-H.,:: vtol::, Kurt Liedwart, Kasich).


Olga Shishko, art historian, curator, director and founder of the MediaArtLab, PRO&CONTRA curator:

“Today media constructs reality. Digital technologies change the society, politics and economics, but we are also changing with them. Technologies are extensions of our nervous system. We mutate gradually and become part of it. Under the pressure of the infinite number of cameras, stucked in the web, on one hand, we loose our freedom. But on the other - we expand our rights day by day via technological innovations. Art is not an outsider now, it's a trendsetter with new ideas and introduction into various fields is not directly connected to it. Only art with its intuition and power of imagination not limited by either discourse, or status, or norm becomes able to perceive the vague outlines of the future...”

One of the special projects of the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary art, PRO&CONTRA symposium is organized by "MediaArtLab" Centre for Contemporary Art and Culture. This year it's held for the second time and represents special space open for discussions, talks, free interaction of artists, curators, journalists, students and all interested in the most avant-garde and hi-tech contemporary creativity. PRO&CONTRA includes talks by theoreticians and practitioners of media art, PRO&CONTRA OPEN CALL prize for media art projects, exhibition project, workshops for artists, panels, screenings of worldwide media art festivals and performances of sound artists.

The project is dedicated to media art and questions of art and technology interaction, it pursues educational aims and will help to invite more people into the process, create a new generation of artists, critics and curators. PRO&CONTRA is the next step of media culture development in Russia.