RE: [-empyre-] introducing the curators and partner organisations

Hi Melinda

Thanks for the introduction.

I have joined the discussion a little later than planned and am currently
scanning through the threads. It looks as though there is quite a lot going
on already and I have some catching up to do.

There is also a plan for me to reference last years web3dart discussion on
empyre which took place during March 2002 - but it seems this may interfere
with the current discussion, so I will hold of for a short while on that.

I would like to announce a futher event as part of the web3dart 2003

Adam Nash along with two other performers, John McCormick and Kema T. Ekpei,
be presenting a live MU verson of Memory Plains Returning here at Folly with
a live online presence and linked at the Cornerhouse, Manchester on
Thursday, June 19th at 7.30pm British Sumemr Time.

Memory Plains Returning,
Live Multi-user Version.

A gently unfolding 3D audiovisual feast performed in realtime by multiple
performers in a web-based multi-user space.

This version of the work uses VNet, the open source Java/VRML multi-user
client/server system to realise a live performance, with performers logged
in from various locations around the world.

Other audience members around the world can log in remotely to the
Multi-user space and experience the performance by navigating through the
space in their own way.

For net-based access to the multi-user space, users need a computer with the
above specs, with (preferably broadband) net connection, running a VMRL
browser plugin - Cortona is recommended (

I will post a reminder about this nearer the date.

Adam Nash
Memory Plains Returning
Live at Folly, Cornerhouse and online.
7.30pm BST Thursday 19th June



-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Melinda
Sent: 05 June 2003 05:44
To: soft_skinned_space
Subject: [-empyre-] introducing the curators and partner organisations

We would like to welcome several more guests to our lab3d discussion.

Firstly the curator of lab 3d Kathy Rae Huffman. Kathy is Director of Visual
Arts at Cornerhouse in Manchester and has been instrumental in the promotion
of 3D art  to a wide audience, through her writing,  curation  and through
Web3D Art, an annual juried show which is organised in collaboration with
Karel Dudesek. Kathy will join our disscussion detailing some of her
experience with the issues surrounding the curation of 3d art.

Joining us in a double capacity is Taylor Nuttall, Director of Folly a Media
Arts Organisation based in Lancaster  who will be co-hosting this months
discussion on empyre and will be editing the reader produced from these
discussions. Folly gallery will also be  presenting a live MultiUser version
of Adam Nash's Memory Plains Returning later this month.

Also joining us in the discussion are two curators from partner
organisations, Lina Dzuverovic-Russell, New Media Curator at the Institute
of Contemporary Arts, London, who will be hosting a discussion on 3d art in
early June, and Melentie Pandilovski  the new Director of the Experimental
Art Foundation in Adelaide, Australia and formerly Director of  Contemporary
Art Center in Skopje,  which are both hosting the Web 3dart show.

Thank you all for joining us.


--> Kathy Rae Huffman is Director of Visual Arts at Cornerhouse,
leading centre for contemporary art, media and cinema. She was the director
of Hull Time Based Arts, Professor of Electronic Media at Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute, NY; and a writer and free lance curator based in
Austria from 1990-1998. She is a networker and specialist for web  based
initiatives, and a curator who pioneered support of artists work centered in
media theory and practice.
personal url

--> Lina Dzuverovic-Russell is the New Media Curator at the Institute of
Contemporary Arts in London and Web Editor at The Wire Magazine. Prior to
this she worked for Mute Magazine, The Lux Centre and for the Pandaemonium
Festival. Exhibitions and events include WhatDoYouWantToDoWithIt? Festival
at the ICA, Interference series at the Lux Centre, Luxsquat:
at the Lux Gallery, Tech_nicks Touring Programme, The Digital Salon and
Emerging Technologies Exhibition for the Pandaemonium Festival. She
regularly contributes to magazines which include Artforum, Contemporary,
Mute, The Wire and Res Magazine.
personal url

--> Taylor Nuttall is Director of Folly a Media Arts Organisation based in
Lancaster  and has been working as a new media artist exploring internet
technologies and virtual reality since 1995 showing work in VRML99 and 2000.
Taylor has actively engaged in online discussion and collaborations
including moderating the vr-art mailing list. Taylor has also helped to
co-ordinate and judge the Eurographics Web3D Games competition. Folly has
been developing a number of online and new media initiatives including
Unencoded, Lancaster Film and New Media Festival, new commissions and
residencies. During web3dart 2002 Folly hosted a live online chat to
coincide with the ICA based exhibition. More recently Folly has been setting
up a Linux based media lab called th Kitchen and hosting net art projects as
part of edit / copy / paste. A new online monthly newsletter 'In The
Kitchen' is about about to be launched to promote new media networking and
activities in the North West, UK region.

--> Melentie Pandilovski  is the Director of the Experimental Art Foundation
in Adelaide, Australia. Born in Macedonia, Melentie was the Director of the
Contemporary Art Center in Skopje for the last 4 years, and was the
initiator and Director of the Skopje Electronic Arts Fair, the first media
art manifestation in the Balkans. He also curated SEAFair 2001.  The
Experimental Art Foundation curates its exhibition program to represent new
work that expands current debates and ideas in contemporary visual art. The
EAF incorporates a gallery space, bookshop and artists studios.

If you cant view the work online there may be an partner Organisation
participating to show Web3D Art 2003, as installed lab areas, near you:

The Media Centre, The ICA London (June 2003)
Watershed, Bristol (June 2003)
Media Lounge, Media Centre Huddersfield, UK (May-June 2003)
Folly Gallery, Lancaster, UK
Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, Australia
Center of Contemporary Art, Skopje, Macedonia
Ravensbourne College of Communication and Design Gallery

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