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calendar 2005

festival participations & events by ambientTV.NET members, and open access activities at ambient space

25.Nov.05 - 27.Nov.05

BEYONDTV International Video Festival

This festival in Swansea, Wales, shows video works by activist, documentary filmmakers and many others who are using media to bring about positive change...

22.Nov.05 - 23.Nov.05

[Roma] Virtual Borders screening at:

IV Edition of the International Seminar on An overlook on ethnic minorities of Inland South-east Asia is hosted by Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”, Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia. On 22nd of Nov, the screening of Virtual Borders is followed by Q&A with the filmmaker.    


TRANSMISSION (Russell Maliphant) World Premiere, Cannes

World premiere of Russell's new company work, TRANSMISSION, with music by Mukul, at the Festival de Danse, Cannes, on Sunday 20 November. Lighting is by regular collaborator Michael Hulls. The piece, a 35-minute female quintet, will tour around Europe over the next few months ahead of its London premiere at Sadler's Wells in April 2006.   

28.Oct.05 - 13.Nov.05

KISSS in Victoria, Australia

KISSS includes Anne Bean, Camilla Brueton, Season Butler, Joanna Callaghan, Daedalus, Dolores Sanchez Calvo, Alexandra Dementieva, Deej Fabyc, fourchette, Gilbert & Grape, Coco Fusco, Maxine Hall, Calum F.Kerr, Maria Kheirkhah, Tracey Moberly, Paula Moss, Suzana Rezende, Eva Rudlinger, paula roush, Nina Sobell, Isa Suarez, Hannah Terry, Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa, Manu Luksch, Mukul Patel & Ilze Black, Reinhard Krehl, Silke Steets & Jan Wenzel, Psychological Art Circus, The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination and The Vacuum Cleaner.

KISSS was launched in August 2005 at the Whitechapel Gallery London where KISSS strategies were presented to a full house in a live, intermedia combination of performance, video, interventions and working sessions. An audience member observed how she appreciated ‘the range of material and approaches that were presented, from the very intimate to the political body, without being didactic’. This was followed in September by a SUMMIT, at an isolated country retreat in Somerset. A new piece of work Thomas’ Head was developed in response to the site, the historical archive and ideas of surveillance and suppression developed and enacted in public space.

KISSS is brought to Conical Gallery by London based Australian artists Joanna Callaghan and Deej Fabyc and co-curated with paula roush and Camilla Brueton.  

28 October – 13 November 2005
Opening Friday 28 October 6-9pm
Forum Saturday 29 October 2-5pm

A forum will take place on Saturday 29 October with Joanna Callaghan & Deej Fabyc in collaboration with local artists.   

Conical Gallery
Upstairs 3 Rochester St
Fitzroy, Victoria
Australia 3065
Hrs: Thur & Fri 12pm-5.30pm
Sat & Sun 12pm-5pm
T: 03 9415 6958

28.Oct.05 - 29.Oct.05

Party in Kathmandu

Mukul will be playing at PartyNepal's PEACE PROJECT THAMEL festival on Saturday 29th October – a free street party in its 3rd year – and also at the club of the fabulous Yak and Yeti on Friday 28th. He will also be giving a workshop on music production.

Peace Project 2005 was massive! See the festival website for pictures; more online soon.

20.Oct.05 - 21.Oct.05

Unknown White Male at The London Film Festival

UK Theatrical Premiere of a documentary by Rupert Murray, with soundtrack by Mukul.
Doug Bruce was stricken with a rare form of amnesia that saw memories and experiences from the 37 years of his life wiped out in 2003. Film-maker and friend Rupert Murray spent over a year with him as he reconnected with his environment. Despite the trauma, Bruce finds some pleasures in his rebirth.
First screened at Sundance 2005.


The art of the VJ- innovative audio-visual works from across the globe.

watch works by manu at the Night of moving image celebrating the best of VJ culture, curated by Scott Radnor. free entrance. Corbetts Place, Truman Brewery, Bricklane, London. 8pm till late.


Artist Talk and Orchestra of Anxiety demonstration

Recent works of artists Manu Luksch and Mukul Patel reflect upon the omnipresence of surveillance technology in our daily environment by making use of it in humorous, unanticipated ways. The artists will show examples of productions including the sound piece 'RENUMBER' that uses a Soviet spy dish as musical instrument, and the sci-fi thriller 'FACELESS', which is filmed entirely by CCTV cameras.
 Come early (or to one of the demo dates) to play a tune on their piece 'ORCHESTRA OF ANXIETY', currently on show at Watermans, 40 High Street, TW8 0DS, London.


Octobre en Normandie: Afterparty for Akram Khan

Théâtre Charles-Dullin, Le Grand-Quevilly, Rouen, France. Akram Khan Dance Company will be performing at the Octobre en Normandie festival. On the last night, the post-show party includes performances by The Divana Ensemble (musicians from Rajasthan), the Bollywood Brass Band (from London), and Mukul.

20.Sep.05 - 24.Sep.09

A night (or two) in Tunisia

Celebrate the opening of the British Council's new building in Tunis
with Mukul on the decks and Tunisia's first flush of video artists,
working with YOUR MUM visuals. Thursday 22nd September.
And if you're left wanting more bass, on Friday 23rd there's a party in the fantastic Carthage Acropolium.


EVENT: contemporary dance

Saju Hari choreographs and dances a solo performance as part of
Daredevas at the Purcell Room, South Bank Centre, London on 20
September. EVENT draws on Saju's training in contemporary dance and the South Indian martial art Kalaripayattu, and features music by the Kodo Drummers and Mukul.

15.Sep.05 - 23.Oct.05

ORCHESTRA OF ANXIETY at Watermans, London

... The security industry is one of the fastest growing sectors this decade, and is worth hundreds of billions of dollars annually. The participative installation piece, Orchestra of Anxiety, deploys security and surveillance technologies in an unusual and playful context, prompting visitors to reflect on their personal sense of security and their relationship with public fears (of petty crime, terrorism, etc.)
Watermans, 40 High Street, Brentford, TW8 0DS.
Private view Thu 15 September, 6–8pm Artist Talk Tue 4th October, 4pm Entrance free

Visitors are only admitted to interact with the installation during following demo dates:
sun 25th sept 12-6pm
fri 30th.sept 3-6pm
tue 4th.oct 12-7pm
sat 8th oct 3-7pm
sun 23rd oct 1-5pm

01.Sep.05 - 06.Sep.05

HINGES ON at Ars Electronica

during Manu+Mukul's workshop at Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, the students produced the installation piece HINGES ON, reflecting upon the cahnges Bangalore undergoes as "ICT capital INdias" and the role the grey economy plays...



Wednesday 6 July  18.15-20.15
Institute of Contemporary Art
The Mall  London  SW1
Cybersalon continues its Venus Rising series of panels in collaboration with
SMARTlab Centre to engage the general public in discussions with
technologists, designers, artists and scientists about the feminine in
technology.  Venus Rising is a forum that launched at the Science Museum�s
Dana Centre in April.  With this series of panels we pose the question, can
we shift the cultural image and language of technology towards the feminine?
Diane Fox Hill (Semiotician and Project Manager/PDD) will be co-chairing the
event with Lizbeth Goodman (Director, SMARTlab Centre). Panelists:
Brian Duffy (Eurecom, France)
Zann Gill (NASA)
Johnny Golding (Greenwich Digital Media)
Niki Gomez (RichMix)
Mukul (AmbientTV)
Eva Pascoe (Cybersalon/Wearables Group)
Katie Salen (Parsons-NY)

01.Jul.05 - 10.Jul.05


screening of this documentary film at ZIFF Festival of the Dhow Countries, Zanzibar

02.Jun.05 - 24.Jun.05

Mukul artist in residence at THE THING, NYC, NY

Tuesday, June 21, 9pm at 149 Ludlow Street (ground floor)

p h o n e m e (speak slowly after the tone) sound work by by mukul (ambientTV.NET), created while in residence at the thing, NYC, 1�21 june.

the work is part of an ongoing exploration of the sound of language. voices: mohith keshava shastry and norika sky-sora thanks to vena ramphal and ryuichi sakamoto


HINGES ON _ responsive media installation and comment space on economic grey zones of the ict sector in around bangalore

by thomas abraham, umang razdan bhattacharrya, priyanka dilip, ishan ghosh, ramyah gowrishankar, pratima kalmadi, nishita kavadia, siddharth muthyala, hidish singh, k.t. thomas and divya viswanathan developed and realized during the tactical media lab led by manu and mukul (ambientTV.NET) at srishti school of art, design and technology


ambient @ A.R.T. talks programme

Art, Resources and Teaching Presents: ambientTV.NET; venue: Centre for Education and Documentation (CED) No.7, 8th Main, 3rd Phase, Domlur 2nd Stage Bangalore 560 071


Justy & Mukul take over the decks at i-bar

Park Hotel, Bangalore


Launch: CRISIS - Commissions and Residencies at ISIS

ISIS Arts is pleased to announce the launch of the CRISIS website, showcasing 6 new web and moving image works by laurie halsey brown, Rob Kennedy, Manu Luksch, Sophia New, Spencer Roberts & Anneke Pettican, and Miranda Whall. Also featuring documentation from recent artist/curator joint residencies with Sarah Cook & Saul Albert and Ange Taggart, Chris Graham & amino (Ben Ponton and Lee Callaghan).

07.Apr.05 - 13.Apr.05

VIRTUAL BORDERS at 5th Human Rights Nights Film Festival

which will take place in Bologna from 7th to 13th of April 2005. A section of the programme will also tour the cities of Forl�, Turin, Rome and Palermo.

01.Apr.05 - 01.May.05

Bangalore-Srishti School of Art Design and Technology

1 month course in media arts led by Manu and Mukul

22.Mar.05 - 23.Mar.05

b|b|b at apeejay media gallery, new delhi

bombay, badarpur border: group show featuring Shaina Anand, Mukul Patel, Ashok Sukumaran.


Ways of Working 2, Appropriation and Collaboration in Contemporary Practice

A day symposium on appropriation and collaboration with the likes of CC-UK and Own-IT! in attendance:


The Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre (Bangkok) invites you

to the screening of 'Virtual Borders', a multi-facetted media project with and about the Akha people. Followed by a presentation by Manu Luksch and Q&A session. SAC, room 407, 4th floor, SAC building, 20 Pha Boromarachachonnani Rd. Bangkok 10170 Tel. 662-8809429


Public Art In(ter)vention symposium, Thailand

Join workshop The Spy School Exercise #6 to discuss the relevance of these themes for Asia and the Asian public arts context.


FLY STORIES (to be continued...) launch event

The launch event of FLY STORIES (to be continued...), a road cinema festival showing films on MIGRATION in rural Northern Thailand, takes place at Suan-dok Temple, Chiang Mai. Film programme was curated by Manu Luksch on invitation by Fly With Me to Another World project.


Harmony by Saju Hari

As part of Resolution! 2005 at The Place, London, Saju Hari will be presenting his new work, Harmony, on Saturday January 15th. Mukul made the sound work out of an interview conducted by Saju with a serial killer of insects.
Tickets �7��15. We have some �2 off vouchers at ambientspace so if you're in the area and want one, swing by!