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

14.Nov.11 - 20.Nov.11

VIENNA [AT]: Vienna Art Week 2011

»Reflecting Reality« als Motto der siebten Vienna Art Week stellt aktuelle Verbindungslinien zwischen Wien als internationaler Kunstmetropole und ihrem Weltruf als Stadt der Psychoanalyse her.</BR>
Manu Luksch is one of the artists participating at the Interview Marathon, Mo 14 Nov, 13:00. at the Freud Museum.

11.Nov.11 - 17.Nov.11

MAINZ [G]: Brit Cult Conference

Big Brother is Watching You (Again): Britain under Surveillance. Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of British Cultures at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz. include screening of video works by Manu Luksch.

30.Sep.11 - 02.Oct.11


Showcase of contemporary art, which was produced in East London. Film screening curated by Alexa Cusber includes films by Manu Luksch.
Opening 6-9 pm, 29th Sept
Unit 1, Goldhawk Industrial Estate, Vinery Way, London W6 OBE

21.Sep.11 - 23.Oct.11

LONDON [UK]: All is not lost. Group exhibition at CGP London: Café Gallery

ALL IS NOT LOST, an exhibition of artworks by female artists who present a philosophy of optimistic resilience in the face of unprecedented government cuts to arts funding. Participating artists:  Zoe Brown, Rebecca Glover, Rachael House, Manu Luksch, Olivia Jane Ransley,  Martina Schmücker, Rosalie Schweiker, Jessica Voorsanger, Kate Yoland. Curated by Emily Druiff </BR>
Private view: 18 Sep 20111, 2-5pm. CGP London Café Gallery, Centre of Southwark Park, London, SE16 2UA 


LONDON: Launch reception of Special Works School Report

This August the Special Works School publishes our Preliminary Report, which gathers field observations together with speculative proposals, historical images and capsule essays...

With contributions from: Tom Chivers, Simon Elvins, Synnove Fredericks, Alex Haw, The Henningham Family Press, Manu Luksch, Mike Massaro & James Trefor-Jones, Vahakn Matossian, Sophie Nield, Christian Nold, Mark Pilkington, Heather Ring, James Wilkes, Hannah Wood, Patrick Wright and Liam Young. Produced with the support of Openvizor and Maharishi.
where: Maharishi
2-3 Great Pulteney Street in Soho



NEW YORK CITY: Launch of Transmission Arts: Artists and Airwaves

Transmission Arts: Artists and Airwaves features 150 artists notable for their sonic, visual, and live works spanning early radio experiments of the 1880s up to the present. The volume is organized in sections dealing with performance, composition, installation, broadcast, public works, and interactive network projects. This unique publication places "transmission arts" in historical context, laying the groundwork for the definition of a new art genre.

Transmission Arts: Artists and Airwaves PAJ Publications, 2010/2011. Edited by Galen Joseph-Hunter, with Penny Duff and Maria Papadomanolaki. 978-1-55554-151-4

From 6 pm at Spotty Dog Bookstore, featuring performances from Tom Roe, Max Goldfarb, Matt Bua, and more. Free!

01.Jul.11 - 01.Dec.11

LONDON: Sense & the City, London Transport Museum

The Sense & the City exhibition explores the powerful new forces that are shaping the way we live, work and travel in the city. GPS, pervasive wireless, sensing, near field communication, multi touch surfaces, open data, smart phones and a blizzard of new Apps are combining to redefine our urban relationships. Data visualisation is beginning to work with these digital riches to help us make deals, be sociable, navigate and network in powerful new ways.
Sense & the City will include "Mapping CCTV" by Manu Luksch.



Cinema Udarnik, 8pm: screening of FACELESS (AT/UK 2007) by Manu Luksch


BIRMINGHAM [UK]: Search Engine group show at Grand Union

Grand Union presents an exhibition of material produced throughout Air programme "Search Engines". Included artists: Manu Luksch & Mukul Patel, American Mountains, GOTO10.


LONDON: Cities Methodologies 2011, Slade Research Centre

Manu Luksch is presenting recent video works to illustrate the use of artistic intervention in public space as form of investigation, and collaborative practice with groups whose experience and expertise is under-recognised, in playful search for social change. Cities Methodologies is a pan-UCL initiative to show case innovative methods in urban research, drawing together work from undergraduate programmes, through to PhD studies, staff, and the wider research community. </br>
Opening: 4th May 2011

21.Apr.11 - 24.Apr.11

GENEVA [CH]: FACELESS at electron festival

Hacking & Bricolage - Exhibition curated by Raffael Dörig for the Geneva festival of electronic cultures, Batiment d'Art Contemporain (BAC), incl  !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Aram Bartholl, René Bauermeister, Christian Croft & Andrew Schneider, John Delappe, F.A.T. Lab, Andy Guhl & Norbert Moeslang, Shiho Fukuhara & Georg Tremmel, Florian Kaufmann & Michael Egger, Leopold Kessler, Christin Lahr, Eva & Franco Mattes, Nikolas Neecke,, Julius von Bismarck

07.Apr.11 - 31.May.11

SEOUL [Korea]: space*c, Coreana Museum of Art shows FACELESS


* Subway
Apgujeong Station, Seoul Subway Line 3, Exit #3 >> walk towards CGV Movie Theater >> walk down Segwang-ro for 5 min

* Bus
#141, #3422 >> Get off at Singu Middle School >> walk 5 min towards Dosan Park



ROTTERDAM [NL]: Piet Zwart Institute: screening of FACELESS

'Sniff, Scrape, Crawl…' is a series of lectures examining the porous borders of privacy in the digital age.  The next lecture and screening will explore optical forms of surveillance in all of its ominous complexities and perversities. The lecture by Steve Rushton will be followed by a screening of 'Faceless' by Manu Luksch and 'Suicide Box' by (BIT) the Bureau of Inverse Technology.
Time: doors open at 19:15, lecture begins at 19:30
Location: Mauritsstraat 36, 3012 CJ Rotterdam
Entrance free

21.Mar.11 - 02.Apr.11

BIRMINGHAM [UK]: AiR Grand Union, Fierce Festival, Flatpack Festival

During their AiR at Grand Union, Manu Luksch and Mukul Patel will bring 'Kayak Libre' to Birmingham. produced in collaboration with Fierce & <BR>
Flatpack Festival will show video works by the artists (watch this space).<BR>
Fierce Festival will take place from 24th – 27th March 2011



BRACKNELL [UK]: Beyond Surveillance

Artistic strategies against video surveillance. A programme of short videos curated by Manu Luksch. Produced by videoclub, Brighton. Sat, 4.30pm South Hill Park's cinema.

11.Mar.11 - 31.Mar.11

BARCELONA [SPAIN]: Language Code

An exhibition curated by Laura Plana about the evolution of language, the code, failure aesthetics, narratives, art&language, digital art, encryptation and minimalism & conceptualization, including Luksch & Patel, Aymeric Mansoux / Marloes de Valk, Karl Holmqvist, and Konrad Becker.


PORTSMOUTH [UK]: Beyond Surveillance

PORTSMOUTH [UK], aspex Gallery: Beyond Surveillance
Artistic strategies against video surveillance. A programme of short videos curated by Manu Luksch. Produced by VideoClub, Brighton.


[ONLINE PANEL] Art/Technology Global Sample

Rendezvous Trianon, 3rd Floor, Hilton New York. Chairs: Mark Tribe, Brown University; Chris Csikszentmihalyi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Participants include Manu Luksch (London), Ntone Edjabe (Capetown), Raqs Media Collective (Delhi), Natalie Jeremijenko (New York), and the Ghost of Allan Kaprow (the Beyond)<BR>
The panel is commissioned by College Art Association, New York, for its 100th anniversary, as one of a half-dozen “Centennial Sessions” that hope to reflect on the differences between the last Century and this one.
<P>when: Saturday, February 12, from 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM


HASTINGS [UK]: Beyond Surveillance

Artistic strategies against video surveillance. A programme of short videos curated by Manu Luksch. Produced by videoclub, Brighton.


BRUSSELS [BE] Privacy Party

23:00 Privacy Party at Recyclart, Urselinnenstraat 27, 1000 Brussel

A unique event, which pays attention to the many possibilities, benefits, and risks of security measures and ‘big brother’-issues that may be present and may or may not be evident to the public eye. Includes screening of video works by Manu Luksch.

A side event of the 4th International Conference "Computers, Privacy & Data Protection. European Data Protection: In Good Health?" (CPDP 2011)

Organised by la Ligue des Droits de l’Homme, Liga voor de Rechten van de Mens,

VUB - LSTS and Je M’en Fish


VIENNA [AT]: Platz da! European Urban Public Space. Podiumsdiskussion

19:00 Public Lecture 3: Public Fiction - Filmische Positionen zum öffentlichen Raum.  Debate about the state of public space. Architekturzentrum Wien. Participation: # Manu Luksch, Limitations Permited (2009), Faceless (2007)
# Michael Palm, Body Trail
# Paul Poet, Empire Me (2010)
# Katharina Weingartner, Sneaker Stories, Der Gruen Effekt

14.Oct.10 - 31.Jan.11

VIENNA: Platz da! / Make Space! European Urban Public Space.

To mark the 10th jubilee of the European Urban Public Space Awards the Architekturzentrum Wien is engaging with that often addressed and sometimes overplayed subject of Public Space.

Numerous questions are posed, from: What is public space? How does it arise and does it even still exist? Who does it belong to, what does it represent and who decides, for better or for worse, over public space? Who needs it and who is allowed to use it?' Is the issue still between private and public, or more about exclusion and inclusion? And finally: 'To what extent do built structures and social conditions impact on the negotiable possibilities? All of these questions are posed in the exhibition to represent the breadth of the various levels of discussion.

In addition a number of exceptional international projects are contrasted with a presentation of existing situations in Vienna, current artistic, interventionist and architectural positions, theoretical analyses of urban development and representations showing the production and negotiable possibilities of and for public spaces, with strategies of resistance and appropriation.

As part of the show's Videothek, FACELESS by Manu Luksch can be watched there.