Meet Everyone Involved
takes took a gang of people to make
it happen. There are were all the people in the VBI lounge - including Lektrolab
and ambientTV.net . Also there are were all the technical staff at the Netherlands
TV station NOS. Of course there is was the micromusic.net community. And the
people from the International Film Festival Rotterdam - programmer/curator
Edwin Carels [aka "Special Ed"] & our festival liason Armin
Droge. And last but not least our friends at digital arts magazine SCEEN.
From the VBI Lounge:
ambientTV.NET [Manu & Mukul] - producers of the VBI lounge
ambientTV.NET was founded in London in 1999 for the conception and production
of collaborative, interdisciplinary, and critical artworks, events, and
media projects. The organisation has evolved from an experimental hybrid-media
hub and website into a fully-fledged interdisciplinary arts production
company and artist-run space in East London. The space hosts diverse events
revolving around culture and new technologies, including workshops, exhibitions,
performances, webcasts, concerts, screenings, and lectures. ambientTV.NET
is codirected by Manu Luksch and Mukul Patel. The organisation is committed
to developing a resource-efficient arts practice with a global sensibility,
realised through independent, open, and locally-accented infrastructure.
Lektrolab [Emma & Paul] - artists & Microtel Station Managers
Lektrolab is a media arts company that specialises in music and sound
workshops, run by Emma Davidson and Paul B. Davis and supported by a network
of highly skilled musicians, DJs, VJs, video artists, programmers and
new media artists. Lektrolab projects encourage people of all ages to
investigate and question their relationship to technology through the
creative arts. Lektrolab
workshops create a progressive, non-critical learning environment, reversing
the gender stereotypes often associated with electronic and audio arts.
Emma Davidson - micromusic log in name Lektrogirl
- is also one of the board members guiding the website micromusic.net.
There are always close links between the two organisations and cross pollinisation
of ideas and energy. Paul B. Davis founded the art collective BEIGE
and pioneered a new art medium by re-programming old Nintendo cartridges.
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Tina Hage - hostess at the VBI lounge
Born in Port Au Prince, Haiti and of German and Lebanese descent, Tina
is a video installation artist trained at postgraduate level at the Academy
of Media Arts in Cologne, Germany. Prior to that, she worked in the fields
of graphic design and photography in Dusseldorf. Her video works deploy
a dreamy documentary style that leaves the viewer somewhere between imagination
and fact. She has worked and exhibited in Germany, Australia and Belgium.
Rachel Baker - exhibiting artist and discussion host at the VBI lounge
Rachel Baker is a network artist and a key figure in the media arts scene.
As member of Irational.org,
she was active in the field of net.radio; she has also conducted SMS-based
interventions in mobile phone networks. After working in web development
for the BBC, she moved to her current post as Media Arts Officer for London
at the Arts Council of England. Rachel makes music with Antifamily, a
band on the acclaimed independent label Difficult Fun.
The support crew from NOS
|Ronald - Designer
||Olivier - IT help desk
||Rob - Technician
||Eugene - 2nd in Command
Without the patient help of the technicians, designers and the management
of NOS the VBI ¦ Microtel project would not exist.
micromusic.net is the Swiss based online
music community founded in 1999. micromusic.net has a registered community
of over 13,000 members. The website is a hub for these members to up and
download free MP3's of original material inspired by the sounds of "obsolete"
computer systems - Commodore64, Atari, Amiga etc. The community has organised
itself into different HQ's across the world holding live shows, workshops,
events celebrating this underground culture. For this project, the micromusic
members have been invited to contribute work that reflects themselves
or the micromusic scene. Check the website out here.
Where can you find out about Pokemon Mini hacking, Demos on cell phones,
net labels, game art and other cool digital arts when you don't have access
to the internet? Reading the latest copy of SCEEN which is dedicated to
all that kind of stuff. SCEEN will be featuring content from the Microtel
project on the video DVD at a later date. Check out the SCEEN website