Re: info on CODE RED

Johannes Birringer (
Wed, 19 Nov 1997 21:13:59 -0600

dear list,

some of you will remember that I reported on documenta X and the Slovene
project MAKROLAB (by Marko Peljhan) that took place during the documenta.
The "observatory" has ended its observations there, Marko went to South
Africa, and is on his way to Australia, crossing paths with Stelarc, who's
travelling the other direction. I want to share with you the CODE RED
event, info sent to me from Australia:

From: ARTSPACE Sydney <> or <
Subject: CODE RED

across Australia November, 1997

CODE RED is an international event bringing together writers, artists and
activists who interrogate and critique contemporary media and information
culture. It dissects the mass media, opening up the body of information for
analysis and scrutiny. CODE RED is about strategy, and asks the question -
how as cultural thinkers and practitioners can we work as active agents in
defining and creating a diverse and smart information culture? CODE RED is
curated by Julianne Pierce and presented by the Australian Network for Art
and Technology (ANAT) in association with The Performance Space, Sydney. It
is part of an ongoing series of events which brings together international
and Australian cultural and media experts to discuss contemporary issues
around art and technology.

Please find the CODE RED program enclosed....full program details available


Nov 22 - 26
The Performance Space, 199 Cleveland St, Redfern
Bookings: (02) 9319 5091

Saturday November 22
Free opening event in the gallery (open from 12pm)

4pm ZINA KAYE (Australia)
(Humble Under Minded) Psychic Rumble Part 2
Soundz of the underground brought to you by the Anti-Destination Society.

178 East - Another Ocean Region (research and performance)
A presentation resulting from a two week residency (Nov 10 - 22); 178 EAST
is a legal and practical research of Australian telecommunication laws with
emphasis on interception and privacy. Prior to the public presentation on
Nov 22, viewings are available by appointment.

Sunday November 23
Forum event in the theatre
Admission: $20/$15 (includes lunch)

11.45am Welcome address JULIANNE PIERCE (curator) and AMANDA MCDONALD
CROWLEY (Director, ANAT)

12pm - 1pm GEERT LOVINK (Netherlands)
Strategies for Media Activism

1 - 1.45pm JEFFREY COOK (Australia)
The Symborg Manifesto

1.45 - 2.45pm Lunch

2.45pm - 3.30pm LINDA WALLACE (Australia)

3.30pm - 4.15pm BRAD MILLER (Australia)
Art in the Age of Collaboration

4.15 - 4.45pm Afternoon tea

4.45pm - 5.30pm CORNELIA SOLLFRANK (Germany)
The Production of Visibility

5.30pm - 6pm Wrap up and general discussion

Roundtable discussions

Monday November 24, 6 - 8pm
GEERT LOVINK (Netherlands) and McKENZIE WARK (Australia)

Wednesday November 26, 6 - 8pm

National tour

Geert Lovink - University of Newcastle, Binary Code (Melbourne), Australian
Centre for Contemporary Art (Melbourne), University of Western Sydney (in
association with Streetlevel), Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

Marko Peljhan - Contemporary Art Services Tasmania, Media Resource Centre

Cornelia Sollfrank - University of Western Sydney (in association with
Streetlevel), Media Resource Centre (Adelaide)

CODE RED is presented by the Australian Network for Art and Technology in
association with The Performance Space. Supported by the New Media Arts
Fund of the Australia Council, the federal government's arts funding and
advisory body with additional support from the Goethe Institut.