[transmediale] transmediale.06 dates / call ready soon / info ISS study

transmediale info at transmediale.de
Di Mai 24 09:53:35 CEST 2005

dear friends,

since we have been receiving several requests about this:

The DATES for transmediale.06 have been set:

transmediale.06 +++ 3 - 7 february 2006
opening: thursday, 2 february
(exhibition 3 february - 19 march 2006)

The CALL FOR PROPOSALS is being prepared, it will be ready in the next two or
three weeks and will be communicated through this list. The deadline for
submissions will be early in September this year.

Please, note the announcement of a project for a cultural policy for the ISS
(International Space Station) from our colleagues at The Arts Catalyst in
London. They are looking for partners to develop this project.

Best regards,

the transmediale team


From: Arts Catalyst ISS Study <iss at artscatalyst.org>
Subject: Developing a Cultural Policy for the International Space Station

Dear Colleague

The European Space Agency has awarded the Arts Catalyst, an independent arts
organisation, a contract to carry out a 6-month study into possible future
cultural utilisation of the International Space Station, in particular the
European aspects of the station.

The International Space Station - currently in orbit around the Earth - is
our only permanent human habitation in space.  It is a great achievement of
human ingenuity and international cooperation, as well as a cutting edge
research facility.

The European Space Agency is interested to open the International Space
Station to a new community of artistic and cultural users.  This new study
sets out to focus and investigate the interest of the cultural world in the
International Space Station, to generate a policy for involving cultural
users in the International Space Station programme in the longer term, and
to develop a representative set of ready-to-implement demonstrator projects
in arts, culture and media.

Under the lead of the Arts Catalyst (London, UK), the study team also
includes Leonardo-Olats (Paris, France), Delta Utec (Leiden, Netherlands)
and the MIR Network, a group of European arts organisations with interests
in space in Slovenia, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, UK and France.

Artists and cultural practitioners across Europe are being consulted on the
features of the International Space Station and its ground-based support
facilities - including launch sites, astronaut training facilities and
national user support centres - that would be of interest to them.

To get involved or receive further information about this study, please
email the study leader:

Nicola Triscott            iss at artscatalyst.org

We will send you a 20-page document (1.5 MB) that gives basic information
about the International Space Station and its ground-based systems.  We will
also send you a short questionnaire which might help to focus your thoughts.

At this stage, no restriction on the types of utilisation has been set,
however it should be noted that it is very unlikely that an artist would
have the opportunity themselves to go to the International Space Station,
certainly in the foreseeable future.

Press enquiries should be directed to:

Miranda Pope                mirandapope at artscatalyst.org

We look forward to hearing from you.


Nicola Triscott
Study Leader
ISS Study Team (Arts Catalyst, Leonardo-Olats, Delta Utec SRC, MIR network)

The Arts Catalyst
the science-art agency
e iss at artscatalyst.org

transmediale.06  -  3 - 7 february 2006
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