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


BRUSSELS [BE]: Quotidien sous contrôle

As part of the connference "Quotidien sous contrôle" initiated by La Ligue des droits de l’Homme asbl, Manu Luksch participates in a debate about the sociopolitical impact of security technology, following the screening of CCTV fairy tale FACELESS.


BRUSSELS [BE]: presentation and screening of FACELESS

As part of the 10th JONCTION Festival, Manu Luksch gives a talk about the making of FACELESS followed by a screening. The festival focuses on etraces: "Tracks in electr(on)ic fields, gestures transformed into data, codes that set bodies in motion, prescriptions that ask to be interpreted. Pretended or real identities spread like viruses as they are carried across networks by (un)controlable, commercialised and personalised information services, inhabiting borders and embodying rumours."
Venue: Bellone, rue de Flandres.

09.Nov.07 - 11.Nov.07

LIVERPOOL [UK]: The Spectral Children

As part of a programme of video art that responds to the theme of surveillance, The Spectral Children [The FACELESS Project] is screened during the BBC Radio 3 Festival of Free Thinking in Liverpool.



FACELESS @ R4, Galerie im Taxispalais

30.Oct.07 - 01.Dec.07

GRAZ [AT]: Hinter den Zeichen @ Medienkunst Labor / KunstHaus

FACELESS by Manu Luksch: Workshop: Development of an Austrian adaptation of the Manifesto for CCTV-Filmmakers , Screening: Film clips and Making-of docu

20.Oct.07 - 21.Oct.07

CAMBRIDGE: Art and Law

Manu&Mukul @ Seminar 'Art and Law: Interdisciplinary Arts', chaired by Professor Simon Goldhill, Kings College Research Centre in Cambridge UK

17.Sep.07 - 23.Sep.07

LONDON: The Lomography World Congress

The Lomographic community will celebrate its 10th anniversary and hold a week of events in London, amongst which the construction of the biggest ever LomoWall on Trafalgar Square. Manu and Mukul will participate and lead a couple of the workshops...


LINZ [AT]: Identity 2.0 – Die Wiedergewinnung der Souveränität @ Ars Electronica

The theme of this year's Ars Electronica Festival is 'Goodbye Privacy'. Manu Luksch, maker of CCTV sci-fi film FACELESS, participates in the symposium (6 September 14:00 - 17:00) the UNESCO lounge (8 September 15:30-17:30), Montagsgespräch (3 September 19:30) and the the exhibition 'Second City' (opening 5 September 19:00).


LONDON: Shobana Jeyasingh at the British Museum

Shobana Jeyasingh presents a 20-minute work designed for the forecourt of the British Museum.

09.Aug.07 - 12.Aug.07

LONDON: Nagarantharan by Attakkalari in Trafalgar Square

Jayachandran Palazhy's contemporary dance company from Bangalore performs a piece about the modern Indian city. Commissioned for the Trafalgar Square festival, the 25-minute piece features a quadrophonic soundtrack by Mukul. Times: 1800 on Thursday 9th August, 2000 on Friday, and 1530 on Saturday and Sunday.

12.Jul.07 - 14.Jul.07

LONDON Saju Hari at the Royal Opera House

As part of the Royal Opera House's "Summer Collection - Programme B", emerging star choreographer Saju Hari presents a new trio with music by Mukul. In this work, Saju develops a vocabulary that draws on pedestrian movement, the nervous tics of insanity, contemporary form drawn from his work with Shobana Jeyasingh, and figures derived from Kalaripayattu (a Keralan martial art). Catch him before he captures the dance world...


07.Jul.07 - 08.Jul.07

CAMBRIDGE: Art and Law

Seminar 'Art and Law: Visual Arts', chaired by Professor Simon Goldhill, Kings College Research Centre in Cambridge



Screening of short films by Manu Luksch, followed by 'heteronom 1' by Sabine Sonnenschein.

where: Schikaneder Kino, Margaretenstraße 24, 1040 Wien.

01.Jun.07 - 02.Jun.07

WIEN: Orchestra of Anxiety @ Soho in Ottakring

where: Frieda Halle A, Friedmanngasse 36, 1160 Wien.
when: friday, 1st of June 15:00 - 21:00
saturday, 2nd of June 14:00 - 18:00

25.Apr.07 - 27.Apr.07


Art and new technology practice challenges the borders between creative disciplines, contemporary culture and commerce, questioning the relationship between producer and consumer. As these boundaries are dissolved and reformed, new kinds of spaces are emerging in which creativity and experience can exist. ENTER_Unknown Territories provides an opportunity to explore these new spaces and investigate their potential for collaboration between artists, businesses and academics. Manu Luksch will participate at the panel 'Control Technology'. Her film FACELESS will be screened at the Arts Picturehouse Sunday 12:00

10.Apr.07 - 29.Apr.07

ROTTERDAM, DEAF 07: faceless - the spectral children

The screening programme at Dutch Electronic Art Festival DEAF 07 includes CCTV-thriller 'faceless - the spectral children'.


TURKU: screening of 'FACELESS' - the movie

Arts Academy Turku, Finland. 'faceless', the CCTV sci-fi movie by Manu Luksch, will be introduced by the filmmaker and screened at the lecture theatre.

31.Mar.07 - 13.May.07

TURKU: 'faceless - the spectral children' @ Digitally Yours

'faceless - the spectral children' by Manu Luksch will be shown at the exhibition 'Digitally Yours' is hosted by the Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova museum, Turku, Finland. It includes works by Laura Beloff & Erich Bergen, Phil Coy, Christian Nold, Locus+ & Chris Burden, Juha Huuskonen, Anita Fontaine, Pia Tikka, Markus Renvall, Ken Rinaldo, Soda, Asa Stahl & Kristina Lindstrom, and Animaatiokone Industries



FACELESS @ Kiasma Theatre, Helsinki [FI]; 18:00, free entrance

19.Mar.07 - 25.Mar.07

GRAZ: premiere of 'faceless' -the movie @ Diagonale2007

'faceless' the CCTV sci-fi film by Manu Luksch has its premiere at DIAGONALE 2007, Graz, Austria. Experimental 7: 20.03.07 at 19.45, 23.03.07 at 16.45
tog with documentary "every step you take" 21.03.07 at 12.00, 23.03.07 at 22.45

15.Oct.06 - 15.Jan.07

LILLE: IST @ Lille3000

For the Lille 3000 festival, which has as its focus the Indian subcontinent, Mukul will create five idiosyncratic clocks around the city (in the metro and Lille-Flandres railway station, in the entrances to two stores, and along a pedestrianised street).