[Renewable] ORGANIZED NETWORKS EVENTS IN GEORGIA AND ARMENIA

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Tue Apr 13 14:23:29 EEST 2010


ORGANIZED NETWORKS EVENTS IN GEORGIA AND ARMENIA

By addressing issues of cultural sustainability with focus on  
networking, RIXC in collaboration with partners is organizing a  
Training Programme in Cultural Network Management “Organized Networks”  
which took place in Riga, December 3-5, 2009.
The Training Programme gathered representatives from more then 20 new  
media art centers, culture organisations and networks from Baltic,  
Nordic and other European regions, as well as Caucasus countries.

The follow-up workshops will take place from March until May, 2010 in  
Helsinki, Yerevan, Tbilisi and Reykjavik.
At a close of the project network meeting and public presentations  
during Network Sustainability conference stream will take place in  
Riga, June 14 – 19, 2010.



PROGRAMME FOR TBILISI AND YEREVAN, April 9 – 13, 2010

Friday, April 9
Location: Caucasian House
Topics: ecology, herbologies, farming…

Day time – presentations
10:00 Part 1. (1,5h – 2h)
Presenters:
- Introduction on the project. About the Centre for New Media Culture  
RIXC in Riga, Latvia, on RIXC’s projects, festival “Art+Communications”
Presenter: Daina Siliņa (Latvia)
- Mixing Contemporary Networked Practices & Local Traditions
Presenter: Andrew Paterson (Scotland/Finland)
- Herbs and cultural heritage, Baltic expeditions – project,  
Interdisciplinary Art Group SERDE in Aizpute, Latvia
Presenter: Signe Pucena (Latvia)
- Works “Air Torrents” (+video 4 min) and “Concord”, presentation on artworks
Presenter: Voldemārs Johansons (Latvia)
- The Soft Technology Project
Presenter: Linda Våge (Norway)

Part 2. (1,5h – 2h)

- An Experiment on Development of Yerevan Assuming That the  
Turn-of-the-Century Yerevan Master Plan Did Not Exist!
Presenter: Arch. Sevada Petrossian
- Save Cinema Moscow Open Air Hall Public Initiative
Presenter: Arch. Sarhat Petrossian
- Bar Candela – contemporary art as a platform for cultures on the move
presenters: Kristin Bergaust (Norway) and Alexis Parra (Cuba/Norway)
- Presentation about the new CCA (Center of Contemporary Art – Tbilisi)
Presenter: Wato Tsereteli (Georgia)
- Presentation about GeoAir projects
Presenter: Sophia Tabatadze (Georgia)

18:00 Screenings (2h)
Kristin Bergaust& Alexis Parra:
“A ship with a view I, II and III” from the ongoing project about  
urban development and cultural sustainability. (about 15 minutes  
including a short introduction)
“Strike”(5:07) street music and symphonic music and more.
“Burned Music” (7:22) about street music in Cuba
“Big or small”(4:56) The year of the energy revolution manifests  
itself in the changing of lightbulbs in a Havana home.

film by Christina Stadlbauer etc….
Andrew Paterson suggests and brings “Invisible Cities” by Joj Irigoyen  
and “Megaphonebooth” (Unsworn Erik Sandelin)


Saturday, April 10

Location: NPAK
17:00-19:00 opening of “Spying on Armenia”, exhibition, seeing around NPAK


Date: Sunday, April 11

Location: NPAK, Yerevan

Time: 16:00
Screenings by hosts:
Part 1, Documentaries of Mixed Media Projects (16:40 total time)
- Sonia Balassanian “Collapse of Illusions”, 2000, 06:00
- David Kareyan, Eva Khachatrian “No Return”, 2002, 04:10
- Sonia Balassanian “Who Is the Victim?”, 2006, 06:30

Part 2, NPAKINO short films (45:30 total time)
- Margarita Harutyunyan “Salute to the Sun”, 2006, 07:30
- David Atoyan “To Hang in the Air”, 2008, 17:30
- Edward Tadevosyan “Zurna”, 2008, 13:30
- Gayane Yeghyazaryan “Luri Lao, Luri Bala”, 2006, 07:00

Time: 18:00
Screenings by guests:

Kristin Bergaust (2-3 videos)
Linda Våge (2-3 videos)


Monday, April 12

11:00 – 17:00
Topics: urban planning, sustainability, energy…

11:00
Part 1: Seminar, presentations by guests
- Introduction on the project. About The Centre for New Media Culture  
RIXC in Riga, Latvia, RIXC’s projects (spectral investigations),  
festival “Art+Communications”
Presenter: Daina Siliņa (Latvia)
- The Making of Windowfarms Finland
Presenter: Andrew Paterson (Scotland/Finland)
- Herbs and cultural heritage, Baltic expeditions – project,  
Interdisciplinary Art Group SERDE in Aizpute, Latvia
Presenter: Signe Pucena (Latvia)
- Works “Air Torrents” (+video 4 min) and “Concord”, presentation on artworks
Presenter: Voldemārs Johansons (Latvia)
- A ship with a view-urban development and cultural sustainability
presenters: Kristin Bergaust (Norway) and Alexis Parra (Cuba/Norway)
- Invisible cities
Presenter: Wato Tsereteli (Georgia)
- Cities Re-imagined
Presenter: Linda Våge (Norway)
- Presentation about GeoAir projects
Presenter: Sophia Tabatadze (Georgia)

15:30
Part 2: Seminar, presentations by Armenian artists, architects, urban  
researchers
- An Experiment on Development of Yerevan Assuming That the  
Turn-of-the-Century Yerevan Master Plan Did Not Exist!
Presenter: Arch. Sevada Petrossian
- Save Cinema Moscow Open Air Hall Public Initiative
Presenter: Arch. Sarhat Petrossian
- Energy-Saving Methods and Strategy for Urban Dwellings
Presenter: Prof. Georgy Janian

20:00 Closing / or public event.


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Participants in Georgia

Andrew Paterson / Herbologies Project, Finland
Daina Siliņa / RIXC, Latvia
Kristin Bergaust / productframes, Norway
Alexis Tomas Saez Parra / productframes, Norway
Signe Pucena / SERDE, Latvia
Voldemārs Johansons / artist, Latvia
Linda Våge / Atelier Nord, Latvia
Wato Tsereteli / Georgia
Sophia Tabatadze / GeoAir, Georgia
Mr. Sevada Petrossian / architect, Armenia
Mr. Sarahat Petrossian / architect, Armenia

Participants in Armenia

Andrew Paterson / Herbologies Project, Finland
Daina Siliņa / RIXC, Latvia
Kristin Bergaust / productframes, Norway
Alexis Tomas Saez Parra / productframes, Norway
Signe Pucena / SERDE, Latvia
Voldemārs Johansons / artist, Latvia
Linda Våge / Atelier Nord, Latvia
Edward Balassanian / NPAK, Armenia
Wato Tsereteli / Georgia (April 11 and 12)
Sophia Tabatadze / GeoAir, Georgia
Sevada Petrossian / Armenia
Sarahat Petrossian / Armenia
Georgy Janian / Armenia



The Organized Networks project is supported by European Culture  
Foundation, Nordic Culture Point, State Culture Capital Foundation,  
Hotel Elizabete.




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