[-empyre-] Week 1: Intersubjectivity

Ileana Selejan ileanasel at gmail.com
Thu Jul 9 00:18:04 AEST 2015

Following-up on our previous post: for this week's discussion we're
pleased to introduce Horea Avram (RO/CA) and George Sabau (RO). Dr.
Avram is a professor at Babeş-Bolyai University in Cluj, where he
teaches classes on new media art and related topics; he is a prolific
writer & brilliant theorist who has also worked on various exciting
curatorial projects, which he might be tempted to elaborate upon in
this present context. Mr. Sabau is the founder of kinema ikon ca.
1970, the oldest experimental arts group in Romania. As a teacher and
mentor, he has been a formative figure for several generation of
artists and experimenters. You can read more about their history and
current work here  http://kinema-ikon.net/ ... Extended biographies

George Sabau, multimedia theorist, born in 1937 in Arad (Ro.).
University BA in Aesthetics. Researcher at the Art Museum of Arad and
professor at the Highschool for Fine Arts. Founder (1970) and animator
of the atelier kinema ikon. Author of experimental films, video-art
and co-author of hypermedia works on cd-roms, which participated at
international exhibition of digital art. Theoretical texts on cinema,
video and multimedia published in anthologies, catalogues, and various
art magazines, including Intermedia, issued by kinema ikon. AICA
membership. A promoter of the theoretical fiction with application in
multimedia installation. (2015)

Horea Avram is Lecturer at the Department of Cinematography and Media,
Faculty of Theatre and Television, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj,
Romania. Doctoral studies in Art History and Communication Studies at
McGill University, Montreal. He researches and writes about new media
art, representation theory, technology and visual culture. His most
recent publications include “Augmented Reality”, Encyclopedia of
Aesthetics, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2014; “The
Visual Regime of Augmented Space”, in Theorizing Visual Studies:
Writing Through the Discipline, James Elkins (ed.), New York:
Routledge, 2013. He publishes essays in: M/C Media and Culture
Journal, International Journal of Arts and Technology, Kinephanos,
Ekphrasis, Idea. Art + Society, Arta, etc. Independent curator since
1996. He has curated most notably for Venice Biennale in 1999.

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