Uncertain Future, New Media Art & Games, 2nd Edition

Uncertain Future, New Media Art & Games, 2nd Edition

Sound + Science: Vibrations of Metamorphosis
By Victoria Vesna


Nano is not only making the invisible visible but also changing our way of relating to "silence" or making the in-audible audible. With all the noise of chattering technologies and minds, we propose the interactivity to be stillness for in this empty space of nano we can get in touch with the magic of continuous change.
This workshop will center on sound vibrations from natural systems both metaphoric and actual applied in three artworks that seek to create an experience though immersive, vibrational interactive environments: Mood Swings, Cell Ghosts and Blue Morph. Through these works, I will argue that amplified inaudible vibrations are critical in media arts explorations.

Victoria Vesna, Media artist, Professor at the department of Design | Media Arts at the UCLA School of the Arts, Director of the UCLA Art | Sci center and the UC Digital Arts Research Network and holds a joint appointment at the New School / Parsons in New York.


My old media arts
By Yan Jun

The conference will focus on the artist's creation based on Field recording iI will talk about my creation based on Field recording, including “Wormhole” and “Nan Ya Island Diary”.

"I don't have that much interest in new media arts. It may be because I didn't study the field in any International university. Many people have made new media arts and multi-media arts pretty important. I can only emphasize on old media arts. It somehow sounds like a joke. All my understanding about media arts comes from my understanding on the media. This media first of all is about the public communication medium. From the printing technique to the interactivity between human being and computer, many experts have written numerous books. I didn’t do any deep research on it, so am only able to tell something about the relation between the media and myself. This to say, what I have done with the recording equipments." - Yan Jun

Yan Jun, working on realm of sound and words. Born in Lanzhou in 1973, now based in Beijing.

Yan’s live performance engages space feedback, loop and voice/language to make hypnotic noise. He also is doing filed recording and related sound art.

Yan runs the label Sub Jam since 1998. In 2004 he co-founded KwanYin Records for experimental music and sound exploration.
He runs Waterland Kwanyin, a weekly event of experimental music and sound since 2005, and the annual festival Mini Midi.
He had published 5 essay collections about Chinese new music and 3 poetry collections.


The re-definition of Sound Art in China
By Lin Chiwei

1st part: Introduction about Lin Chiwei's art works along with audio/video projections.
Art works:
La Jouissance obscène d'une machine parlante, 2001
The Last Strike of Lin Chiwei's noise house, 2006
Tape Music - social measurements through sound, 2008

2nd part: Open discussion with the public about the re-definition of Sound Art in China.

Lin Chiwei, artist, researcher. Born in 1971 in Taipei, Taiwan; currently lives and works in Beijing, China.
Bachelor of French Literature at Fu-Jen University (Taiwan); Master studies of Cultural Anthropology (NIA); Media Art Studies at the Studio National des Arts Contemporains - Le Fresnoy (France).
Works on Video and Music composition since 1992.
Projects in process:
- Art of Noises, Sound Art in 20th Century (dissertation)
- Philosophies and Practices of Sound in Chinese Culture (translation)