Nu-Substance Festival 2007: Final Round, Bandung – Indonesia
August 29, 2007, 3:00 pm
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Nu-Substance 2007 webflyer

After having a huge success for series of program and activities in the last two rounds of Nu-Substance Festival 2007, Common Room Networks Foundation in collaboration with FFWD Records presents the final round of Nu-Substance Festival 2007. Following its previous events, this time the festival is equipped with another series of DIY media workshop, multimedia performance, electronic music concert and party events that presents a wide range of artist, designer, programer and musician from the field of electronic music and media arts.

Tranquility (BDG/INA), DASA (BDG/INA), DMZ (BDG/INA), Xonad (BDG/INA), Java Bass (JKT/INA), Nightmare Eclectic (BDG/INA), DxxxT (BDG/INA), Marine (BDG/INA), Egga (BDG/INA), Cheyenne (JKT/INA), Chainsmokingbastard (BDG/INA), Bayu/Motion Ninja – UVG (JKT/INA), Erik M. Pauhrizi (BDG/INA), Gigi Priadji (BDG/INA), Indra Nugraha (BDG/INA), Sir Dandy (BDG/INA), Ryan Koesuma (BDG/INA), Bramantya Rachman (BDG/INA) & Asosiasi Desain Grafis Indonesia/ ADGI (JKT/INA)

Nu-Substance 2007 webflyer


Friday, 31st of August 2007, 18.30 – 21.00 WIB
Common Room, Jl. Kyai Gede Utama No: 8
Featuring: Chainsmokingbastard (Biosampler/ UVG), Erik M. Pauhrizi, Gigi Priadji (Souldelay) & Indra Nugraha (Souldelay)

**Free admission with limited seat (For reservation please call Common Room, +62.22.70800620)

Saturday, 1st of September 2007, 15.30 – 17.30 WIB
Common Room, Jl. Kyai Gede Utama No: 8
DIY Media Workshop (Podcasting, Multimedia Blogging and Graphic Design)
Featuring: Ryan Koesuma (, Bramantya Rachman (, Sir Dandy ( & Asosiasi Desain Grafis Indonesia (ADGI)

**Free admission with limited seat (For reservation please call Common Room, +62.22.70800620)

Saturday, 1st of September 2007, 22.00 – 03.00 WIB
Kyooki Lounge, Jl. Braga No: 21
Electronic Music Gathering
Featuring: Tranquility (BDG/INA), DASA (BDG/INA), DMZ (BDG/INA), Xonad (BDG/INA) & Java Bass (JKT/INA)
Visual by Bayu/Motion Ninja – UVG (JKT/INA)

Sunday, 2nd of September 2007, 15.30 – 17.30 WIB
Common Room, Jl. Kyai Gede Utama No: 8
Public Discussion
Featuring: Chainsmokingbastard (Biosampler/ UVG), Erik M. Pauhrizi, Gigi Priadji (Souldelay) & Indra Nugraha (Souldelay)

**Free admission with limited seat (For reservation please call Common Room, +62.22.70800620)

Sunday, 2nd of September 2007, 18.30 – 22.30 WIB
Common Room, Jl. Kyai Gede Utama No: 8
Costume Party: Protean Calling!!!
Featuring: Marine (BDG/INA), Egga (BDG/INA), Nightmare Eclectic (BDG/INA), Cheyenne (JKT/INA) & DxxxT (BDG/INA)

**Free admission with limited seat (For reservation please call Common Room, +62.22.70800620)

For more information please call Common Room at +62.22.70800620 or visit us at
Jl. Kyai Gede Utama No. 8, Bandung – Indonesia
Bandung 40132
West Java – Indonesia

This program is being initiated by Bandung Center for New Media Arts/Common Room Networks Foundation in collaboration with FFWD Records and supported by Arts Networks Asia (, a group of independent artist, cultural workers and arts activists primarily from Southeast Asia that encourages and supports regional artistic collaboration as well as develops managerial and administrative skills within Asia.


IntenCITY/ LOWAVE Video Art & Experimental Cinema Screening , Bandung – Indonesia
August 24, 2007, 8:43 am
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Lowave Poster

IntenCity/ LOWAVE Video Art & Experimental Cinema Screening presenting works from 10 artists who came from 9 countries, which working in the context of urban situation. IntenCity is a compilation of works that is never been published before and offering a new perspective on cityscape and its artistic perception on video art and experimental cinema.The program is being prepared by LOWAVE, an independent distribution label that offers a new approach in working on urban issues in the context of contemporary cinematography. Some films that is included in this compilation are reflecting a rich and original view from its respective artists, mostly collected in the past three years from various sources and compilation such as City2City, Visions Urbaines, HC Gilje: Cityscapes, and Valerie Pavia.

Within this hybrid mix, most of the artists explores their work from the stream of crowded human interaction, modern buildings and cityscape. Working with fragment of pictures and noises, most of artists tries to reconstruct without neglecting narrative aspect in city life, with realistic, poetic, and Utopian views.

LOWAVE is an independent DVD label with the objective of discovering and promoting contemporary film and video art. Its ambition is to create a new marketplace for the work of cutting-edge artists and filmmakers, under recognized by the traditional distribution channels, by making them accessible to the public via the DVD format. With DVD, experimental film can finally find an audience beyond the film festival circuit. (More info please visit:

Besides showing some works from LOWAVE artists, this program is also equipped with special screening that is coordinated by VideoBabes, which will show 10 works from local artists that presents diverse perception on cityscape based on their own perspective. From this compilation, VideoBabes invite us to explores various form of cityscape through rich collection of building blocks and personal memory, besides reflection of urban souls that is appear in public toilets and TV screen, which stuck in the corner of city space. While exploring a distinct form of urban surroundings, this compilation also offers an intimate approach in understanding city life from its inhabitants.

IntenCITY/ LOWAVE video compilation:

HC Gilje (Norwegia) / H.K. Mark I
Marina Chernikova (Russia) / Crossings
Kentaro Taki (Japan) / Exchangeable Cities
Nose Chan (China) / Nil
Valérie Pavia (French) / Esquisses : Berlin – Pigalle – Moscou
Vincent et Franck Dudouet & Adolph Kaplan (French) / Hors Chants
Stefano Canapa (French/ Italy) / Promenaux
Roger Beebe (USA) / The Strip Mall Triology
Ulrich Fischer (Swiss/ Germany) / Es geht auch schneller
Egbert Mittelstädt (Germany) / Fall In Fall Out. Timaios 3rd and 5th Moment

VideoBabes video compilation:

Prilla Tania / A Short Story from Mom and Me
Rizaldi Fakhrudin / One Creative Way to Live in a Creative City
M. Akbar / My Little Corner of the World
oQ Adiredja / Me vs. Angkot
Yusuf Ismail / Flushed Memory
Muhammad Reggie Aquara / Album: Traveling Without Moving
Yusuf Ismail / I hate to be in the middle of the crowd during Saturday night in Dago street
Ariani Darmawan / City of Desire
R. E. Hartanto / City Series No. 2
Andi Bini Fitriani / Urban Puppet

In conjuction with screening program, there will be public discussion that is presenting two artists from LOWAVE:

Silke Schmickl
Silke Schmickl was born in Germany in 1974. She studied Art History and Intercultural Communications in Munich and in Paris where she completed her diploma at the University of Paris (Sourbonne) in 2001. She’s been a researcher at the German Center for Art History in Paris since 2000. She has published a book on Museum Photographs by Thomas Struth. In 2002, she co-founded LOWAVE where she is responsible for the conception and production of art projects as well as their distribution in partnership with international cultural organizations.

Thomas Lambert
Thomas Lambert was born in France in 1977. A film buff since his early days, he’s been exploring different technical aspects of cinema. He completed a degree in cinema in 2004. Since then he’s been working on a number of projects as cameraman, editor, and musician. He is responsible for DVD authoring and project managing the technical requirements of Lowave’s projects.


Wednesday, 29th of August, 06.00 – 09.00 PM
Auditorium CCF Bandung
Jl. Purnawarman No: 32

Video Screening:
IntenCITY – LOWAVE and VideoBabes video compilation part. 1

Presentation IntenCITY – LOWAVE:
1. Silke Schmickl
2. Thomas Lambert

Thursday, 30th of August, 06.00 – 09.00 PM
Common Room, Jl. Kyai Gede Utama No: 8

Video Screening:
IntenCITY – LOWAVE and VideoBabes video compilation part. 2

Public Discussion:
Presenting some artists from IntenCITY – LOWAVE and VideoBabes.

29 – 30 August, 11.00 AM – 06.00 PM
Rumah Buku, Jl. Hegarmanah No: 52

Video installation (loop)

This program is being organized together by CCF Bandung, Goethe-Institut Indonesia , VideoBabes (Rumah Buku) & Common Room Networks Foundation.

More information please contact:
CCF – Bandung, +62.22.421.2417 (Windie)
Rumah Buku, + (Rani)
Common Room, + (Mbak Nunung)

August 24, 2007, 6:36 am
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The End Frame Video Art Project II: Daily Disclosures calls for entries to the Philippines ’ video art festival taking place at Shangri-la Plaza on 12 – 16 October 2007 after its first run last year. Presented by Visual Pond, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Listening in Style, Shangri-la Plaza and Rodriguez de Alba Foundation for Creative Advocacy in partnership with Pablo and The One Minutes, the End Frame Video Art Project aims to call attention to and create discussion on video art done by Filipino artists and experimental filmmakers, both here and abroad.

The theme of this year’s video art festival Daily Disclosures calls attention to art in the everyday, particularly the increasing relevance of video art in the face of the constant bombardment of heightened technology in people’s daily activities. Adding an international dimension to the project is the collaboration with The One Minutes, an organization based in the Netherlands that collects one minute video artworks all over the world. As the Philippine partner, Visual Pond is collecting Philippine one minutes through End Frame to enter in The One Minutes Awards in November 2007. All one minutes entered in End Frame will also be eligible for a screening of Philippine one minutes for the Olympic One Minutes exhibit to take place in Beijing in 2008 right before the Summer Olympics.

Those wishing to enter the festival can enter a video artwork of any theme. An artist may opt to submit a one minute work or a work of any length. Filipino citizens/residents as well as those of other nationalities may submit. The videos will be screened by a selection committee composed of Peque Gallaga, Fatima Lasay, Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez, Jun Sabayton and Kidlat Tahimik.

Submission forms along with more detailed information are available at the End Frame website at Mail or drop off entries, submission forms and resumes in sealed short envelopes at Listening in Style, 5F, Shangri-la Plaza , EDSA, Ortigas.* Deadline for one minute entries is 5 September 2007 and entries of other time lengths must be submitted before or on 12 September 2007. For inquiries, contact Lisa or Rica at +639175357955/ +639178170198 or email

*Alternative drop off point: Ateneo Art Gallery, G/F Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Philippines 1108.

ISEA 2008 :: Singapore :: July 25 – August 3 2007
August 23, 2007, 10:46 am
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Call for Papers, Panels and Artist Presentations

We cordially invite submissions to the conference of the International Symposium on Electronic Art 2008 that will be held in Singapore between 25th – 30th July 2008. The conference is held alongside workshops, courses, exhibitions, performances and other in-conjunction events that will be held for the duration of ISEA2008 from 25th July to August 3rd 2008.

The conference, as in previous ISEAs, is expected to bring together artists, theorists, historians, curators and researchers of media arts from around the world to jointly explore the most urgent and exciting questions in the field. The five themes of ISEA2008 are especially focused on eliciting a wide range of international scholars and artists.

Conference Programme

The conference programme will include competitively selected, peer-reviewed individual papers and panel presentations. This year we are also encouraging artists who wish to share their works with a broader audience of their peers to submit artist presentations where they can speak about the specific aesthetic, conceptual and technological aspects of their works. The conference also promises to present a list of internationally renowned Keynote Speakers expounding on the major themes of the conference. There will also be a special lecture delivered by a Nobel Laureate.

Call for Proposals

We welcome contributions from creative practitioners and researchers from a variety of disciplines and institutional contexts as media arts benefits from and exemplifies the interdisciplinary linkages between contemporary art, science, technology and their related philosophies, pedagogies and institutional practices. The submissions must address or be of relevance to at least one of the themes of ISEA2008 in order to be considered for inclusion in the conference. The conference will be of interest to those working in but not limited to the following areas: media art, contemporary art, design, art history and theory, film and media studies, gaming, toy design, human-computer interaction, cultural studies, literary studies, musicology, sound studies, theatre, dance and performance studies, science, technology and society studies, history of science and history of technology, philosophy, history, gender studies, political science, anthropology, sociology and geography.

Submission requirements:

We only require abstracts (not more than 300 words) of the proposed paper, panel presentations and artist presentations to be submitted in either Text, RTF, Word or PDF formats via this site. Please do not submit full papers at this stage. While we encourage submissions to include relevant images, it would be useful if the formats in which such images are submitted is restricted to low resolution jpegs. In the case of submissions for artists’ presentations, artists are encouraged to provide links to their and/or relevant websites.

The deadline for submissions will be 31st August 2007. Submissions sent after this date will not be considered.

More info:

Roundup: Multimedia Blogging & Podcasting Workshop @ r-ICT / Portable.MediaLab
August 13, 2007, 8:45 am
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By Ryan Koesuma (

Just finishes the workshop this afternoon. It turned up to be a meaningful experience. What I thought was gonna be a simple and casual Q&A (based on what Gustaff described to me before) turned up to be a really really serious seminar in a meeting room. I was panicked as shit, since I didn’t really prepared any arranged materials. So I had to improvised and let the adrenaline and narcissism do the talking. On the other hand, beside the mumbling habit, I think I do fine.

About 50 people or so showed up, the meeting room is quite full. The crowd varies, from highschool students to middle-aged citizens. I didn’t noticed that much. But there were no questions at all in sessions, only after that people started coming to me to ask for questions. I guess it’s a normal habit for the people here.

Thanks to Gustaff, Reina, Mbak Nunung, Bram and the rest of the folks. I hope someday we could do something like this again.

If you haven’t come to the conference, please come, there will be a screen print workshop by Luki, VJ workshop by Niang, and music-making workshop by Dina, also performances by Polyester Embassy and Rock N Roll Mafia this afternoon.

Portable.MediaLab At r-ICT 2007
August 13, 2007, 8:43 am
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Portable Medialab - click to enlarge

Common Room Networks Foundation in collaboration with monikceltic & FFWD Records presents:


At r-ICT 2007 (International Conference on Rural Information and Communication Technology 2007) / Digital Culture Exhibition
AULA BARAT ITB, 6-7 August 2007

Portable.MediaLab is being initiated to host several projects & activities in the public sphere in order to develop network of creative resources/ knowledge in the public domain. Portable.Medialab program & activities consist of:

  • DIY Media Workshop: Short training on ‘how to’ produce/distribute information & knowledge with simple medium and technology that is embedded in our daily life & surroundings. (ZINE, podcasting, blogging, etc.)
  • Video Screening: Showing wide range of video works, started from music videos, short films, experimental videos, etc. This program will engage local video artists, besides showing some works from regional and international artist/film producer.
  • Live Performance: Street music/sound/visual performance that present some work from young artists/collective.

Program Schedule:
Media Experimentation (6-7 August 2007)
Video Streaming Project (6-7 August 2007, in collaboration with TV KAMPUS & USDI-ITB)
DIY Media Workshop (7 August 2007):

  • Multimedia Blogging
  • Podcasting
  • Graphic Design
  • Screen Printing

Multimeda Performance (7 August 2007)

Participating artists & collective:

*More information & workshop submission please call Nunung at +62.22.70800620, or visit us at:

Common Room
Jl. Kyai Gede Utama 8
Bandung 40132
West Java – Indonesia


**This project is also supported by ANA – Arts Network Asia (, group of independent artist, cultural workers and arts activists primarily from Southeast Asia that encourages collaboration initiated or site in Asia and carried out together with Asian artists.

r-ICT Program Schedule:

Monday, 6 August 2007

  • 08.30 – 09.00
    Opening r-ICT, Digital Culture Exhibition, Launching ITB-TV
  • 09.30 – 11.00
    Workshop Program: Thumbdigital
  • 11.00 – 11.45
    Collaborative Performance: Terah and Pandhyta
  • 13.00 – 15.00
    Wayang Golek Performance: Dadan Sunandar Sunarya (Puppet Master)

Tuesday, 7 August 2007

  • 09.00 – 10.30
    Thumbdigital Screening
  • 10.30 – 12.00
    Workshop Program: Multimedia Blogging and Podcasting
  • 12.00 – 13.30
    Workshop Program: Graphic Design
  • 13.30 – 15.00
    Workshop Program: Screen Printing
  • 15.00 – 15.45
    Music Performance: Polyester Embassy
  • 15.45 – 16.30
    Music Performance: RNRM