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Open Call for Artists in Singapore to Submit their Portfolios for the first Singapore Biennale
Europe – Beauty in Every Corner
Opening of Europe : Beauty in Every Corner changed to 23rd June 2005 instead of 24th June 2005
un-titled Gallery – Eve Ong’s Second Solo Exhibition
Gaffer Studio Glass: Contemporary Australian Studio Glass Exhibition
Eve Ong and her Self-Unveiled II
3D Computer Animation Course
Movement in Silence – Silence in Movement
Singapore Biennale 2006

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Wednesday, March 10, 2004



Friday 12th March 2004 7 pm
Utterly Art Exhibition Space
208 South Bridge Road 2nd Level, Singapore 058757
Tel: 6226 2605 E-mail:
Wed-Sat 11.30 am - 8 pm Sun 12 noon - 5.30 pm
Closed Mon 15th and Tues 16th Mar 2004
The exhibition runs till Sunday 21st Mar 2004.

Should art exhibitions be the province of adults, a playground for the trendy and highbrow who worship the artist as master of his craft, a diviner of secret truths? Do not children, who have the advantage of unsullied perspectives, have their own truths to offer? And the Children Shall Inherit showcases the work of three junior Singapore talents who offer their art as mirrors of their individual concerns. The children have in the past received tuition at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Kinderart and Children's Art classes. The premise of the show is that children, while young, nevertheless have worthy artistic statements to make if they are left free to create. Of the three children presenting their artwork, Lee Song Xuan and Sabrina Tang have had their efforts recognized by the 22nd UOB Painting of the Year Award, with Song Xuan being the prize winner in the junior section and Sabrina being highly commended. Lim Hao, while very young, is also able to create paintings of wit and panache.


Art Workshop (ages 4 - 12) organized by Poppkidz Art Studio.

Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st March 2004
Utterly Art Exhibition Space
Times: Pop down between 1pm to 5pm for a single 45 min session.
Fee: $10, inclusive of materials. Call 6226 2605 to book large groups.

Art is Fun! For art play not for art work! The workshop is designed to encourage the creativity that all children are born with. Step into the world of colorful invention and stretch the imagination with laughter and a sense of accomplishment. Children may choose from a variety of art materials, media, projects and themes, from hand-building a 3D work or painting a one-of-a-kind landscape, to creating a fantastic art piece in a fun atmosphere. Attention will be given to developing fine motor coordination and stimulating creativity in this artistic event.


Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Welcome to the alpha 3.8 Bulletin. This is a regular, free, email bulletin
to inform you of the translocation of the website, new
additions to the site, news and

writings related to the alpha 3.8 project. The bulletin is distributed
every time the site is being translocated.

# NEW: webserver Location
The website was translocated on the 23 Feb 2004. It is hosted on a web server in Los Angeles, CA, USA after Alaska.

#NEW: Plot a Traceroute
You would need to download a client side program to execute the trace.
There are three versions for Linux, Mac and Windows. Sorry for any

GOTO: alpha 3.8: dedicated Traceroute.

Plot + draw and find out...

#NEW: will be a guest teacher in DasArts in Amsterdam during
March 2004.

#Wanna discuss more on the alpha 3.8: translocation forum?Or discuss local
situations / recommend servers / imagine countries.

We have updated the forum since not much action has been on this forum, we
made it one of the sub-categories.
Meanwhile, we are opening the space for people to start their own discussions.

Related Links for alpha 3.8:
Translocation : alpha 3.8 -
Walker Arts Center :
Server Suicide : alpha 3.5 Crush -


March is an exciting month for Creative Hands!

Having acquired another 600sq ft of space right next to our current unit in Ngee Ann City, we are due to open our new unit #04-20B on 15 March! Very very exciting!

The new unit #04-20B will be known as Creative Hands Fine Arts and will be your one-stop shop for quality fine arts materials! As for the current unit #04-20C, rest assure that we will continue to serve your many hobbies and craft needs! In fact, you'll be pleased to know we will be investing space for classes and are in the process to build an extensive range of Stamping and Scrapbooking materials!

Just a little note for all our regular customers: there will be transitional moves of the Winsor & Newton range, as well as the all time favourite canvases, from the current unit to the new store on 13th & 14th March(Sat & Sun). You may want to come in to the shop before the next weekend to pack your shopping. Otherwise, rest assure that we can still arrange to pick up the stocks from the new store while it is still under wraps. Let us know how we can help you!

Looking forward to have all of you come join us when we open doors on 15th March!


The Creative Hands Team
Ngee Ann City #04-20C
Tel: 67381690
Fax: 67335875


Juliana Yashin Heads Singapore AAA

Juliana Yashin has joined Asia Art Archive's research team headquartered in Hong Kong as the representative for Singapore and she will be working on building up the collections for Singapore over the next year, as well as keeping a close eye on Malaysia and Indonesia. Her tasks are to develop the Singapore section of the archive and conduct a series of interviews with art professionals.

AAA aim:
Research, collate and catalogue published and unpublished material relating to contemporary Asian art, to form the most comprehensive resource available for visual art in the region.
* To work with other cultural bodies to organize symposia, and exhibitions to act as a forum for exchange of ideas.
* To establish a number of research posts in the region.
* To offer research services from the Archive's base in Hong Kong.
* To producing its own publications.
* Data development of its library to promote access to art from Asia internationally

To find out more about Asia Art Archive, please visit



NAFA Open House

Date : 12 - 13 March 2004
Time : 10am - 5pm
Venue : NAFA New Campus Building
80 Bencoolen Street, S189655
Enquiry Tel : 6331 0323 / 398

Catch a glimpse of the fascinating world of arts and design at the NAFA Open House 2004!

Trend-setting fashion creations, delightful theatre performances, hands-on workshops, demonstrations and exhibitions, presented by the Schools of Visual Arts, Fashion Studies and Performing Arts await visitors.

Lecturers and student ambassadors will be on hand to interact with visitors and answer questions pertaining to higher education and career prospects. What's more, the first 500 visitors of each day will receive special goodie bags!


Sunday, March 07, 2004

Perform at The Dublin Fringe Festival

Open Call for Application

Deadline 13 April 2004

Dublin Fringe Festival (DFF) is Ireland's leading multi-disciplinary
festival of contemporary performing arts, providing an annual platform
for the most innovative and fresh theatre, visual arts, dance, live
art, mixed media and music.

The Fringe celebrates new and emerging artists and fresh approaches to
performance in all disciplines, nurturing artistic ambition and
excellence. It is an opportunity to innovate, to cross disciplines and
boundaries, and to find new ways and places to create work.

Companies should use the Fringe as a chance to expand their typical
palette, and derive inspiration from new sources, cultures, venues and

The Fringe is a curated festival: we are seeking innovative and
different work that impacts, confronts and invigorates, work that
you/your company would not typically stage at other times of year in
Dublin. The Fringe provides an opportunity to try something
new/different, to artistically challenge the company, yourself and our

For more information:
Dublin Fringe Festival
12 East Essex Street
Temple Bar
Dublin 2

More information can be found at:



LEA Special Issue: Network Leaps, Bounds and Misses: Critiquing
Regional Strategies for Digital Arts and Electronic Music in Asia and
the Pacific

Guest Editor: Fatima Lasay

The Leonardo Electronic Almanac (ISSN No: 1071-4391) is inviting papers.

Under the UNESCO Digi-Arts Knowledge Portal for technology-based arts
and music, an international colloquium took place on 4-5 December,
2003 at the Sarai Center for Study of Developing Societies in Delhi,
India. The meeting, entitled "Old pathways/New travelers: new media,
electronic music and digital art practices in the Asia Pacific
region", sought to launch a media arts and electronic music
initiative sponsored by UNESCO Digi-Arts and Sarai, to promote and
develop research, networking, mutual cooperation, training and
knowledge in these fields within the region. The meeting also aimed
to point out the role and place of media and technology in a social,
cultural and economic landscape inscribed by ancient histories of
contact and paths that internally connect the landmass of Asia and
the island cultures of the Pacific regions, its impact on young
people and its potential as a unique tool to promote cultural

As critical and engaging discussions of such a network of
associations are underway, what do our past and current national and
regional practices reveal about the limits of localization, proximity
and regional reification? What lies beneath or within concepts of
media and technology as instruments for promoting cultural diversity?
Is media and technology a result or cause of culture? What is the
position of media, art and technology in the ontological divide
between regionalization and globalization? In which aspects do we
need to transcend the regional level in the regional network building
efforts? What is the significance of local ontologies within the
process of building a regional network?

Can asymmetrical local and regional development and promotion of
digital arts in the region be addressed by mere institutional and
conventional proximity? If geographic proximity is insuficient, then
which conceptual spaces might provide a more solid basis for
cooperative development? What critical and realistic approaches have
been and can be made, in both imagination and actualization, to move
in opposite directions and still meet together, across the globe, in
building that strong and balanced support structure for digital arts
in the region?

For the June issue of LEA, we invite contributions from artists,
musicians, practitioners, curators and critics that address regional
networking competence problems and realities in the field of digital
arts and electronic music in the Asia Pacific cultures.

LEA encourages international artists / academics / researchers /
students to submit their proposals for consideration. We particularly
encourage authors outside North America and Europe to send proposals
for articles/gallery/artists statements.

Proposals should include:
- 300 word abstract / synopsis
- A brief author biography
- Any related URLs
- Contact details

Deadline for proposals: 31 March 2004

Please send proposals or queries to:

What is LEA?
Established in 1993, the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (ISSN No:
1071-4391) is the electronic arm of the pioneer art journal, Leonardo
- Journal of Art, Science & Technology.

The Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA), jointly produced by Leonardo,
the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology
(ISAST) and published under the auspices of MIT Press is an
electronic journal dedicated to providing a forum for those who are
interested in the realm where art, science and technology converge.

This peer reviewed e-journal includes profiles of media arts
facilities and projects, profiles of artists using new media, feature
articles comprised of theoretical and technical perspectives; the LEA
Gallery exhibiting new media artwork by international artists;
detailed information about new publications in various media; and
reviews of publications, events and exhibitions. Material is
contributed by artists, scientists, educators and developers of new
technological resources in the media arts.

LEA's mission is to maintain and consolidate its position as a
leading online news and trusted information filter while critically
examining arts/science & technological works catering to the
international CAST (Community of Artists, Scientist and Technologists)



Live Art and Science on the Internet

The Internet has become a venue and medium for art that continues the
impulse to broadcast ideas to a worldwide audience. Leonardo and Guest
Editor Martha Wilson, Founding Director of Franklin Furnace, seek texts
on the subject of "Live Art and Science on the Internet" for a series of
special sections in both the international print journal Leonardo and
online .

As artists and others produce live art on the Internet, liveness,
presence, mediatization, online activism, surveillance, and identity/gender, among
other related issues, are being explored. We seek texts documenting such
work as well as texts on the history of this field of practice and the
vocabulary being used to describe it. We also seek texts from scientists
who have used the Internet to conduct science investigations live online.

Guest Editor Martha Wilson and her peer review committee seek Statements
(500 words and one image describing one work), Notes (2,500 words and 6
images describing a body of work), Galleries (750-word curator's
introduction plus 10 images by individual artists, each with a 200-word
caption) and Articles (5,000 words and 12 images). Texts describing the
work of an artist or scientist must be written by the artists or
scientists themselves, with co-authors if necessary.

This call for papers is open for 2004, 2005 and 2006.

Please send initial statement of interest with a brief explanation of
your project to Martha Wilson. For author guidelines, follow the link "Info for Authors" on Leonardo On-Line

Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.
45 John Street, #611
New York, NY 10038-3706

Martha Wilson, Founding Director
Michael Katchen, Senior Archivist
Harley Spiller, Administrator
Dolores Zorreguieta, Program Coordinator


Milano, Italy

A.I.A.C.E, Milano

Invideo (International Exhibition of Experimental and Art Video)



The next exhibition of Invideo, organized by A.I.A.C.E., will take place at
Spazio Oberdan in Milan (Italy), Largo Vittorio Veneto 2, from 10th to 14th
November 2004;

Exhibition concerns no fictional works: video art, documentaries,
audiovisual experimentation with the other arts: painting, photography, cinema,
poetry, music, literature and electronics works whose production has been
made in 2003-2004;

There's no limit of lenght or medium, but works must be shot and/or edited
in video;

Pre-selection tapes must be in VHS and will be judged by Invideo's Selection

Videos selected will be screened in the exhibition in their original medium
(preferably in Betacam SP PAL or DVD-R) and included in the catalogue; most
will be acquired with a specific agreement for Invideo video library;

Unless an adequate stamped-addressed envelope or international reply coupon
is enclosed, VHS preview copies won't be sent back;

Works sent must be accompanied by the fully completed call for competition
entry form and by the following documentation: synopsis, technical fact sheet,
videomaker's bio-filmography/c.v. (with date and place of birth),
photographs; the completed call for competition entry form, should also be sent

All parts of the call for competition entry form must be correctly
completed, otherwise the video will not be considered for final selection.

Rok prijave: 18/06/04



Via Guicciardini 6

20129 Milano


tel: +39-2-76115394

fax: +39-2-75280119



Ars Electronica Center, Museum of the Future

Haupstraße 2
A-4040 LINZ

+43 732 72720

Prix Ars Electronica 2004 is open for entries and starts with a new
category and an Art and Technology Grant

It is the 18th editition of the foremost International Competition for
CyberArts. The Prix Ars Electronica will be awarded in the following

Computer Animation / Visual Effects
Digital Musics
Interactive Art
Net Vision
Digital Communities

To mark Ars Electronica's 25th anniversary in 2004, it is being
expanded to include a "Digital Communities" domain dedicated to social
developments of great current relevance and the art and technology
grant [the next idea] art and technology grant.

The winner receives a grant in the amount of 7,500 Euro and will be
invited to spend a term as Researcher and Artist in Residence at the
Ars Electronica Futurelab.

12 March 2004

Main aims

The Ars Electronica Center is a unique project which facilitates and
implements the harmonious collaboration of art, technology and society.

In the 20-year history of the Festival and through the Prix Ars
Electronica, it has been a platform for international media art; as
Museum of the Future, it functions as a prototype for effectively
dealing with the challenge to provide the general public with education
and communication; and as an authoritative source of technological
expertise, it has become an innovative partner of researchers and

For the Prix Ars Electronica all types of current interactive works are
welcome: installation, performance, audience participation, virtual
reality, multimedia, telecommunication etc.

Computer Art, Electronic/Digital, Film/Video, Multi Media


Exhibition at Baker's Inn, OneFullerton:

Larry Seow: "Die Form" (Photography)

until 7th March 2004


2nd Call for Participation: MAAP in Singapore: 2004

Festival theme: GRAVITY
Exhibitions: 1st October - 28 November
Conference and Festival Focus Week: 27-31 October

Deadlines from March 10

MAAP (Multimedia Art Asia Pacific) is an organisation and festival that
explores New Media Art across a range of art forms and practices =
emphasising interactive multimedia, Internet, digital media, animation and projects
integrating new media. MAAP was established to bring focus to the =
'unmapped' cultural new media content emerging from Australia and the Asia Pacific
regions and is now an Asia Pacific touring new media arts festival and =
web site resource, partnering with key organisations in our region. Our next
major event is placed in Singapore where venues include The Singapore =
Art Museum, The Substation, The Esplanade, Earl Lu Gallery where =
exhibitions, screenings, artists talks with formal conference hosted by Nanyang
Technological University. MAAP in Singapore is part of the " SENI:2004 = Art
and the Contemporary" cultural festival.

MAAP is seeking proposals and expressions of interest in 4 major =

1) Call for New Media Art Proposals
2) Call for Net Art
3) Expressions of Interest - an online residency.
4) Call for Conference Papers 'New Media Art Education - GRAVITY and =

1) New Media Art Proposals
Artists working in any combination of New Media practice are invited to
submit proposals and preview material. MAAP especially seeks work from =
Pacific regions. Please submit descriptions of project and artists

2) MAAP is seeking completed Net Art projects to exhibit in the Online
component of the festival. These works may also be Exhibitied in gallery
situations as part of the exhbition program in Singapore. We are
particularly interested in works that address the 'GRAVITY' thematic.

3) Expressions of Interest - an online residency. - an on-line residency is designed to support artists to =
new work for the medium of the internet generating dialogue, exchange, =
collaboration within the Asia Pacific and Australia regions. project that will offer 4 artists support, training and
webspace to achieve new work specifically designed for the internet. =
will seek to select artists that will most benefit from the opportunity
enrich and extend the boundaries of the artists practice and is =
interested in conceptually mature artists that have not yet had =
experience in the field of Net Art. The four artists will be invited to
'MAAP in Singapore'

4) Call for Papers - Conference Papers 'New Media Art Education - =
and other forces'
MAAP invites papers and presentations on topics that address all areas =
New Media Art Education - including technical, pedagogical and aesthetic
aspects. We also encourage creative presentations and demonstrations.
Organised and hosted by Nanyang Technological University in =
with Siggraph Singapore Chapter.


LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts presents
ART TALK: Virtual Art - Aura and Immersion:Art History As Image Science
by Dr Oliver Grau (Media art historian / Lecturer, Department of Art
History, Humboldt University, Berlin)

Date and Time: Tuesday, 9 March 2004, 12noon - 2pm

Venue: Auditorium, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, 90 Goodman Road

Admission is free

The talk will be a plea for integrating the new, interactive, and processual
worlds of images into the experiences and insights that have come down to us
from the art of the past. The evolution of image media has a long history
and now a new technological variety has appeared; however, it cannot be
fully understood without its history. How people see and what they see is by
no means a self-evident physiological faculty. The historical development of
human perception is a complex cultural process, which is modified by an
array of diverse societal and media-technological factors. Traces left by
this process, which varies tremendously from culture to culture, can be
detected in the legacy of historical media artefacts. This talk will
examine the prehistory of artificial visualization, in particular laterna
magica, panorama, and phantasmagoria, which at the same time directs our
attention toward the digital world and allows glimpses of the immediate
future. Using examples from contemporary media art, like Christa Sommerer
and Laurent Mignonneau, Daniela Plewe, Maurce Benayoun et. al, this
historical perspective both sheds light on the culture of our digital
present and gives it depth of focus.

Lastly, the talk presents the case for a projected discipline of
Bildwissenschaft [Image Science], which will purposefully transgress the
agreed boundaries of specific "artistic images." It is proposed that
Bildwissenschaft combine art history, media theory, sociology, and
anthropology; an approach that differs radically from recent attempts,
particularly by computer science and the natural sciences, to establish an
"Image Science".

Check out

Dr Oliver Grau is a media art historian researching and lecturing at the
Department of Art History at Humboldt University, Berlin. He studied History
of the Arts, economics, archaeology and Italian literature in Hamburg,
London and Siena. He also did field research in the USA and Japan. Since
1998 he is head of the German Science Foundations' project on History of the
Arts and Media Theory of Virtual Reality, since 2001 leading the project
immersive art. Grau and his team are also developing a database for Virtual
Art, which gives an overview of interactive installations over the last
decades. He has published widely in Europe, the USA, Brazil and Japan. His
research focuses on the history of illusion and immersion in media and art,
the history of the idea and culture of telepresence and telecommunication,
genetic art and artificial intelligence. Grau is an elected member of the
Young Academy of the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences. He is author of
the book Virtual Art: From Illusion to Immersion published in 2003 by MIT
Press which has been acknowledged by many as a definitive text in this area.

LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts. 90 Goodman Road, Singapore 439053. Tel:
6344 4300. Fax: 6346 5708.



Information and communication system on the arts
of Africa, Asia and Latin America/Caribbean

For all of you interested in the international cultural exchange, there
iz a lot of new information in CulturE-ASEF.

*** CulturE-ASEF ***
Information system for the Asia-Europe Cultural Exchange

Updated and extended, it currently includes about 550 annotated links on
10 Asian and 15 European countries: Cultural relations, institutions,
organisations, events, projects, programs, grants, stipends, etc.

A long-term joint project by Universes in Universe - Worlds of Art and
the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), on-line since March 2002.


Two Fans
Mark Cheung

When: 09 Jan 2004 (Fri), 9.00 AM - 31 Mar 2004 (Wed), 11.00 PM at the Plasma Screen, Esplanade

Power is easily misconceived as omnipotence and insecurity, One of the greatest flaws of human nature, it tends to produce an inflated impression of power. Once the bigger fan realises its strength in size, it starts to initiate moves that are dangerous to itself and the smaller fan. Devoid of self-confidence and having the need to prove its superiority, it imagines success in elimination of the minor. Swelling with arrogance, the bigger fan forgets its limitation (short wire) during the chase until its plug falls out from the socket and its ‘life’ ends.

Having a delusion of its might; the bigger fan falls in shame. It fails to realise real greatness also lies with exercising power with wisdom for the betterment of the world.


Recycled Life

Calvin Chia, Jaex Chan, James Lai, Low Kip Pin, Natalie Siow and Foo Piau Ming (Orita.Sinclair School of Art and New Media)

When: 09 Jan 2004 (Fri), 9.00 AM - 31 Mar 2004 (Wed), 11.00 PM at the Plasma Screen, Esplanade

Working with basic materials can be at times limiting for most. At this occasion, however, it is liberating. Such is the evidence of works from 6 students’ works that has used recycled black and white photocopies to juxtapose images. Simply through the process of basic cutting, pasting, tearing and then through animation, life is again restored unto these paper one who’d regard as “waste”. Watch out as these students react to basic project briefs, and derive a series of fun animation.


Don't Pick My Pocket
Dana Lam, Tan Wee Lit, Joy Lee, Tania De Rozario, Hazel Lim

When: 02 Mar 2004 (Tue), 6.00 AM - 31 Mar 2004 (Wed), 12.00 AM at the Citylink Showcase, Esplanade

Pockets, associated mainly as functional extensions of the clothes we wear, often house the simplest objects. These objects however, are narrative of their carrier’s lives. Keys unlock doors that lead into homes, wallets contain proof of one’s identity, handphones connect their owners to loved ones miles away. The pocket, a simple piece of cloth sewn on to make room for convenience, inevitable becomes a space for possessions personal to oneself. It creates a literal barrier between one’s body and the world, letting only the hand that wishes to extract these possessions into its private space.
Don’t pick my pocket is a playful take on the notion of these hidden spaces; a physical analogy paralleling the many ways which human beings keep secret their most private thoughts feelings and anormalies; how so many of these are embodied in objects and how skilfully (or unskilfully) they are kept. Visually, it plays on notions of suggestion and invites viewers to come to their own conclusion of the pockets on display.

What happens when a private space is re-appropriated for public viewing? Does it lose its function? Does it become displaced?

Can one be accused of picking a pocket left open for mass display?

Admission is Free.

Brought to you by Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay.


Choy Ka Fai

When: 09 Jan 2004 (Fri), 9.00 AM - 31 Mar 2004 (Wed), 11.00 PM at the Plasma Screen of Esplanade

Shot in a surreal green light, this work of Ka Fai speaks about a young lady’s search for identification; identification towards her environment, her feelings, lost, hope, dream or imagination. The camera is shot in three parts, all sychronised as one. It depicts a conflict of emotions, but how can such conflict happen, when we are all but one?


Vehicle: Contemporary Visual Arts is out!

Published by Plastique Kinetic Worms (PKW), the Jan-Mar issue features writing by Michael Lee, Audrey Wong, Lim Kok Boon, Li-En Chong, and Jason Wee. Essays include:

- Reading 'Berita Harian', the exhibition at Substation
- Tackling History - The Cases of Alan Oei and No Tzu Nyen
- About Big and Small Stuff, ArtSeasons' Big Small Show
- An Interview with Alasdair Foster, directory of the Australian Centre for Photography.

Artists featured include Jason Lim, Trina Poon, Ahmad Sukri Elias, Ahmad Fuad bin Osman, Rossalyn Tan, Glenn Sloggett, Michael Riley and Polixeni Papapetrou.

Please look out for it at selected galleries, including PKW, Substation, Utterly Art (on South Bridge Road) and Art Seasons (near Club Street).


Jason Wee
Editor, Vehicle