The second edition of re:mote happened in Regina, Sasketchewan, on May 20, 2005. Details of the event and archives are here.
We are beginning to
update this site as an archive of re:mote:auckland, and of the ideas and
projects that fed into and are emerging out of it.
There are lots of photos
The audio stream
and other documentation will be online soon.
presentation 'Glocalogue: Strategies of Resistance' is archived here
And we will be adding text and sites from other other presentations as well.
re:mote: auckland was the first in a series of one-day experimental festivals, bringing together new media art practitioners and theorists from Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand to discuss the theme of remoteness and technology.
re:mote: auckland featured on-site, online and pre-recorded presentations analysing the way that digital technologies can augment collaborations across geographical and cultural distance. Artists and commentators from London, Newcastle, Helsinki, Rotterdam and Sydney gave presentations of their work via live video stream to an audience in Auckland. Presenters from around New Zealand also attended in person to share their work. re:mote is to be an ongoing series of events, which will take place at locations around the world. re:mote: auckland was the global premiere of this series.
re:mote explores questions like: what does it mean to be remote in an electronic art world? Are there 'centres' and 'peripheries' within a world increasingly bridged, criss-crossed and mapped by digital technologies? Can technologically mediated communication ever substitute for face-to-face dialogue? Is geographical isolation a factor in contemporary art production? Is remote a relative concept?
The keynote presentation was from Japanese artist, radio pioneer, and lecturer, Tetsuo Kogawa, who travelled to Auckland especially to present at re:mote, on the topic of technology and the body. He also performed with and demonstrated micro fm transmission.
re:mote: auckland took place on Saturday March 19, 2005, from 10am to 7pm at the Elam School of Fine Arts lecture theatre.