Nu-Substance Festival 2007 | Documentation Video | Part. 1
December 27, 2007, 3:02 am
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Finally we’ve finished editing the video documentation of Nu-Substance Festival 2007. Held since early 2007, Nu-Substance Festival 2007 is the first regular program that is dedicated to cultivate the development of electronic arts and media culture in Bandung. For this program, we’ve organized various programs and activities that involving artists, musician, computer programmer and local audience in Bandung – Indonesia.

From 23 – 25 February 2007, we initiated the first series of Nu-Substance Festival 2007 with series of programs and activities that is consist of instrumental instrument exhibition, DIY music workshop and electronic music concert. Visit this archive for related information about the first series of Nu-Substance Festival 2007.


Common Room Fun Education Program 2007: Robot Goes to School
November 7, 2007, 9:36 am
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Robot Goes to School

Pada tanggal 29 September s/d 1 November 2007, Common Room bekerjasama dengan Divisi Robotika Unikom melakukan kunjungan ke beberapa SMA di kota Bandung. Program ini berkaitan dengan kegiatan Common Room Fun Education Program 2007: Robot Goes to School. Khusus untuk program kali ini, diperkenalkan aplikasi dan perkembangan teknologi robotika yang menampilkan beberapa robot cerdas karya mahasiswa Unikom. Sebagai informasi, Divisi Robotika Unikom selama 2 tahun terakhir telah meraih gelar juara Kompetisi Robot Cerdas Indonesia (KRCI).

Beberapa SMA yang dikunjungi dalam kegiatan ini adalah SMAN 2, SMAN 5 dan SMAN 24 Bandung. Selama beberapa hari, dipandu oleh Yusrila Kerlooza (Koordinator Divisi Robotika Unikom sekaligus pendiri Club Robot Bandung), para mahasiswa yang tergabung dalam Divisi Robotika Unikom mempresentasikan berbagai informasi dan pengetahuan yang terkait dengan perkembangan dan aplikasi teknologi robot cerdas. Dalam presentasinya, dijelaskan bagaimana teknologi robot cerdas sangat berguna untuk menggantikan tugas-tugas yang tidak dapat dilakukan oleh manusia. Para siswa SMA yang berkesempatan menyaksikan sesi presentasi dan tanya jawab mengikuti kegiatan dengan antusias.

Dalam kegiatan ini, Divisi Robotika Unikom menampilkan karya robot cerads berkaki (Tarantula 116) dan beroda (DU 114). Keduanya dilengkapi dengan mekanika elektronik dan teknologi sensor yang dipergunakan untuk melacak titik api. Dalam sesi tanya jawab, beberapa siswa SMA melontarkan beberapa pertanyaan yang terkait dengan aplikasi dan program yang dikembangkan untuk membangun teknologi robot cerdas. Kegiatan pengenalan teknologi robot ini telah dirancang sejak tahun lalu, namun baru dapat direalisasikan tahun ini. Ke depan, kegiatan Common Room Fun Education Program akan dijadikan kegiatan rutin sebagai wahana penyebaran ilmu pengetahuan dan informasi di bidang teknologi dan media baru. Berita terkait ada di halaman ini. Foto dokumentasi kegiatan bisa dilihat di Heterologia.

Bandung Creative Showcase 2007, 29th – 31st of October 2007
October 27, 2007, 4:36 am
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Common Room Sound Lab

29th – 31st October 2007

Visiting program in various places
Exhibition & Public Discussion at Common Room, from 29th – 31st of October 2007 (open for public)

In conjunction with the seminar of International Education & Employability – Developing the Creative Industries that is held in Bandung from 29th – 31st October 2007, this program is being requested by the British Council Jakarta, which later on are being prepared and organized by Common Room in partnership with Bandung Experience Project team. Besides visiting program, there will be a showcase that presenting some works from local creative community and young entrepreneurs in Bandung. All recommended venues & participants are some of the few important nodes that are known as the pioneer for the new and emerging creative scene in Bandung in the recent decades, particularly in the field of youth fashion, music, art, architecture, design & media arts. Brief information about all designated venues & exhibition participants are as follows:

Monik House/MonikCeltic
Established in December 1998, MonikCeltic focused itself to be the leading local brand, which started from making girlie bags, apparel, wallet, hat, and other accessories. Later on, its products spread from a wide variety of bags (backpack, hand bag, messenger bag, travel bag, waist bag, etc), shirts (tee’s and polo), jackets, sweaters, raincoats, pants, caps, wallets, beauty case, hand phone pouch and sandals. Targeting market to young, active, and fashionable youth, MonikCeltic always pushes itself to improve MonikCeltic products trough exclusive and original simple pop designs by using high quality materials.

MonikCeltic understands that every individual are unique and have an urge to be different from others, therefore MonikCeltic items maintain its exclusivity by limited production. Within our young and active designers, MonikCeltic products maintain to be up to date and fresh for the youngsters. MonikCeltic products are distributed trough its main shop house, named Monik House, that is located at Jl. Dr. Setiabudhi 56 Bandung, Jl. Trunojoyo #19 Bandung. Some products also can be found at some distro (distribution store) in most of big cities in Indonesia, uncluding two authorized dealer in Surabaya (East Java Province) and Singapore. More info about MonikCeltic product can be found at Contact:

FFWD Records
FFWD Records (Stands for Fast Forward Records) is a small record company based in Bandung – Indonesia. The label was founded back in 1999 when three old friends decided to form a record company to fulfill their passion to their interpretation of good music. The label has released some foreign releases and produces many good tunes from their local scene. The breakthrough came when they released Mocca’s ( debut album, My Diary back in 2002. The record was sold for almost 100.000 copies nationwide. It also brought the label to make some arrangement with some foreign record company to release their own releases.

Up until now, FFWD Records has been working with some recording company from Japan (Apple Crumble Records/ Rosemary Records –, Thailand (SmallRoom Records –, Australia (Caveman Records/ Reverberation Distribution –, Malaysia (Little Records), Singapore (Fruit Records –, South Korea (Beatball Records), and Spain (Elefant Records – Currently the label is growing faster and starts to gain good reputation from its local music industry. Meanwhile, they are still working based on their passion of music from their small-but-homey headquarter in Bandung, not Jakarta, the centre of industry in the country. More info about FFWD Records can be found at | Contact:,

In 1996, a group of designers and artists gathered and shared their love for surfing, skateboard and design, where, at that time were not as developed as today. They create ideas of a ‘playground’ and a label called Their initial designs described their love for surfing and street wear, also conveyed information about the life they were living. Starting with selling clothing through special orders and catalogues, they finally opened a store in 1999, thus became the pioneer of Indonesia’s own label of clothing. blossomed and matured as its owners’ life continued, then the name changed into just 347. Not only inspired by surfing, their design got the influence from music, nightlife, art, and with avant-garde nuance that made them to their success in such young ages. More info about UNKL347 can be found at Contact:

Common Room (Common Room Networks Foundation)
Common Room is a platform for various activities that are organized by Bandung Center for New Media Arts (est. 2001) and anyone who are interested to initiate their own activities in this particular place. Since 2003, Bandung Center for New Media Arts has decided to utilize Common Room as an anchor to serve diverse individuals, communities and organizations in Bandung – Indonesia. It is the place where people can add, edit and execute their activities based on their own purpose and interest, which mainly focused in developing public knowledge and creativities.

Until now, Common Room has been facilitating numerous exhibitions, screening, workshops, lectures, discussions, small music concerts, cultural festivals, etc. It has becoming a place that bridging dialogue and multi-disciplinary cooperation intended to connect numerous individuals, communities and various organizations both in local and international context. Common Room activities conclude a vast sphere, starting from documenting and exploring phenomena, ideas, models, and new concept born from interdisciplinary approaches in the field of visual arts, design, urban architecture, music, fashion, literature, new media, further study for urban culture & urban ecology. More info about Common Room can be found at Contact:

Denny Willy/ Apikayu Foundation
Apikayu was founded in 1999 by Deny Willy (Design, ITB) and Krissandi (Wooden craft SMSR) to promote campus innovation especially in furniture design to craft subject to local craft industries. After participated in many community development activities to Small and Micro Enterprises (SME’s) including youth groups finally Apikayu received funding award and advisory, and become a legal business entity under CV. APIKAYU named throughout Young Entrepreneurs Start-up (YES Programme). The programme is a joint implementation between Shell Company (Shell-LiveWire International Programme and Youth Business International a division of IBLF), Indonesian Business Links, Standard Chartered, McKinsey, Progressio Foundation, and ILO.

While considering most activities under the domain of philanthropy action and community development activity, we decided to transform as a not-for profit institution called Apikayu Foundation. We support the SME’s and artisan around Indonesia by bringing the new ideas of improving and developing craft design, technology and production process, where in the same time commercializing campus innovation. A few projects funded by Ministry of Research and Technology, Institute of Research and Community Services (LPPM ITB), Indonesian Science Institute (LIPI), Industry and Commerce Office, Higher Education Directorate, as well other related parties. More information about Apikayu Foundation can be found at | Contact: Deny Willy

Founded in 2004, VideoBabes is an artist-run non-profit organization, which focuses on amplifying the development of video-based art in Indonesia. VideoBabes aims to work together with local and international institutions/organizations and also individuals to initiate video-related programs and events (exhibitions and screenings, production and distribution, lectures and workshops). Contact: |

BUSA is a design collective, which started in 2006 by five persons from four different educational backgrounds (graphic design, interior design, product design and sculpture). They developed this collective as an act of their nation that product design should not only talk about its techniques, systems and functions, but moreover to give the user an experience in its own way. Busa in Indonesia means a sponge. Just like a sponge that absorbs water, they try to absorb and aware their surroundings in their daily life experience and they translate it into an inspirational and fun-experimental design.

Busa held their first exhibition in May 2007 with title BUSA – a Prelude of Our Vision through Design at Elysium (a street culture & vintage shop) in Bandung. In their early years they successfully exhibited their works in Wake up to design! 100% Design Indonesia, last August in Jakarta. It is a product and furniture exhibition, which exhibited latest Indonesian furniture and product design by some Indonesian designer. Now they are preparing their next exhibition with some Bandung creative industries in early 2008. More information about Busa can be found at Contact:

Formed in Bandung City when monetary crisis has lurking on every corner of life, among the anxiety of young folks for their own lifestyle fulfillment, NLS – No Label Stuff – has been and will always fulfill the local needs of fashion. In its decade of presence, NLS still oriented towards the main elements of youth culture in general, such as hardcore music, extreme sports, street art and technological advancements. By doing so, NLS will always be able to stay up to date and adapt through its product and graphic designs to cope with young people’s ever changing taste of fashion. Starting their work from mid 2005, the NLS Company assembles a special design unit in their workgroup, AERWORX (Anti Estetika Worx). The purpose is to update any current information and issues in the world’s design graphic trend. The goal is to keep NLS as the leading company in Indonesia, specifically in the graphical design trend. Aided by AEWORX, the existence of NLS in local fashion industries’ competition becoming more and more firm. AEWORX indirectly acts as a filter to synchronize the idealism of its designers with the dynamic needs of the market. Contact:

Suave Free Catalogue is an informative media, which is able to enter the young-targeted market effectively and also provide the latest fashion info and young lifestyle relating with it. Because of that, Suave Free Catalogue is the right alternative for your company to promote to the market widely. Contents of Suave: Product info, Fashion, Advertise Quiz, Designer profile, Showcase, Snapshot, Checkpoints, and Suavershot (interactive media for readers who want to have his/her photos printed on Suave, as long as he/she uses products that had been advertised on Suave). More information about Suave can be found at Contact:

DEATHROCKSTAR is a webzine that covering mostly music from the independent scene. Started as a personal blog that write about noise and avant garde music in 2002 mid winter season, but then encouraged to spread it wider to cover Indonesian independent music scene. While it gather more attention the website itself needs some improvement and that’s the time a new team mate come and research some new engine. And now we still stand and keep the music spirit, while trying to embrace the new era of network technology. Contact:

Tinkerbell Graphics
Around February 2006, from the difference of experiences and specialty, comes to an idea of forming a team that could produces creative minds, visions, and effective works. Tinkerbell Graphics was formed in Bandung, by three college student in design department after working as a team, creating visual introduction for a new production house in Jakarta. Since then they set its aim as a team that converge design, animation, visual effect, video exploration, and visual performance. More info about Tinkerbell Graphics can be found at | Contact:

Airplane Systm is a clothing company based in Bandung, West Java – Indonesia. Created in1998 on the basis of originality and creativity, Airplane Systm is begin from group of young people who want to make something creative in fashion industry inspired by music, skateboards, and pop art. We have become determined to introduce the best and most unique products to the youth culture through our products. Airplane Systm create products, which offer personal and unique insight within this complex society. As a growing clothing company we developed a strong following due to mixture design themes and our attention to creating quality products. Airplane Systm produced t-shirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, jacket, underwear, denim, and most notably is Manchester shoes. More information about Airplane Systm can be found at Contact:

PT. URBANE Indonesia was established on 2004 in Bandung by M. Ridwan Kamil, award winner of British Council International Young Design of The Year 2006. URBANE’s ideas and visions for the built environment have a long journey in shaping most places both local and overseas. With the creative minds, URBANE brings to its worldwide clientele a team of several talented and visionary professionals that provide innovative solutions to complex problems. The firm has been involved in a broad variety of projects including large urban and suburban master- plans; mix use, a part of residential complex, entertainment, etc. Principal of the firm, who are recognized as a leader specializing in the clients needs, is intimately involved through completion of work and is committed to excellence in design and to serving our clients with unique solutions. The firm is dedicated to partnering with the clients to create places and architecture where the function and aesthetics work together, while responding to critical environmental and social issues, including ecology, visual impacts and economic viability. More info about URBANE can be found at Contact:

Cerahati is one of the pioneers in local creative community in Bandung. Since 2000, they started to work together as a collective who have common interest in the world of audio-visual. From the very beginning, Cerahati already involve in the local creative scene for producing numerous music video clip for local indie band. Later on, they also started to produce music video clip for major label and other artists, including some projects for their distinct creativity in working with digital media. They are known for their collaborative approach in generating various creative outputs. Up until now, this Bandung based production house has released more than 200 music videos. In 2003, they’ve received the best video of the year award from MTV Indonesia for their experimental music video entitled Me and My Boy Friend from Mocca (FFWD Records, 2003). Cerahati core team consists of Moro, Pumpung, Xonad and Edy Khemod. Most of them are studied and graduated from Faculty of Fine Arts & Design, Institute Technology of Bandung. Contact:

Selasar Sunaryo Artspace
Selasar Sunaryo Art Space (SSAS) is a non-profit institution that aims to hold and support art and cultural activities in Indonesia by regularly holding activities such as exhibitions, discussions, film screenings, workshops, artist residencies as well as performing arts. Its programs cover various disciplinary approaches that are not limited to modern and contemporary art, but also design, architecture, craft, literature and film. Besides holding special exhibitions designed annually by the board of curators, SSAS holds regular exhibitions showing permanent collections that mostly consist of works of a prominent Indonesian painter and sculptor, Sunaryo.

SSAS was opened in 1998 and up until now has ceaselessly held a number of local and international art exhibitions. The organization has a long-standing dream to become one of the most active cultural centers in Indonesia and a resource for accessing information concerning Indonesian artists. It is open for international networking and cooperation with other institutions that have similar concerns towards building a better art infrastructure in Indonesia. More info about Selasar Sunaryo Artspace can be found at Contact:

BANDUNGEXPERIENCE is a social networking website with information on the creative industry in Bandung as the main information provided in the website. The idea arose from a big concern upon the existence of an online mapping of the industry. BANDUNGEXPERIENCE acts as a space, which integrate the whole information. Furthermore, it also acts as a social network within and outside Bandung by providing various applications for online social interactions. BANDUNGEXPERIENCE project team is working closely with Common Room Networks Foundation, MonikCeltic and UNKL347. Contact: D. Christina Siahaan <>

** To be released by the end of 2007

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: