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Laurens Tan nomination and exhibition

Laurens Tan, CCA artist in residence in June and Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has been nominated for the Telstra Sensis Australia China Alumni Award for ICT and New Media as one of the ACAA / CPA Australia.

Tan has also recently co-directed the successful exhibition, Always on My Mind: home |hom|, at The Museum of Art (MoA), Seoul National University and Gana Art Gallery - Seoul Square, from November 04 through December 12, 2011. AOMM is an Australia - Korea Art Project that celebrates 50 years of diplomatic relations between Australia and the Republic of Korea. The project investigates the multiple notions of home in the context of today's deterritorialization of culture and identity through the work of two groups of artists, each coming from the other side of the globe.

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Remix Recovered::Australia's Mediated History Cut-up

In November 2011, The Centre for Creative Arts and the Media: Screen+Sound Program at La Trobe hosted a remix research symposium: Remix Recovered:: Australia’s Mediated History Cut-up. The Media Program invited local, national and international artists and theorists to join them to discuss current issues and possibilities for remix.

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Mark Amerika, Remixthecontext: the transmedia artist in network culture

Public Lecture, State Library Victoria, 15 November, 2011

The lecture will be followed by a Conversation between Mark Amerika and Dan Angeloro (Soda_Jerk)

Remix is a widespread practice of recombining existing material to make something new —including covers, sampling, mash-ups, smash-ups, cut-ups. Remix culture has been bedeviled by legal issues around copyright but these have diverted attention from important cultural, artistic, and philosophical questions which Mark Amerika addresses. Amerika brings us back to the potentials of remix, for writing and for audiovisual work.

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Dr Nola Farman Some Ways to Read an Artists' Book

Public Lecture, Visual Arts Centre, Bendigo, November 10, 2011

Artists' books are generally intended to be viewed as works of art. Since the early 20th century the book has provided artists with a form in which to explore new means of expression. Page, text, image, binding, shape and size are all aspects of a book that can be deconstructed and reconstructed through the experimentation of the artist.

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Professor Helen Grace, Technovisusality: The Avalanche of Images and the Intimate Screen

Public Lecture, La Trobe University, August 18, 2011

About the lecture: In describing the proliferation of images today, Vilem Flusser has noted that 'Nothing can resist the force of this current of technical images—there is no artistic, scientific or political activity which is not aimed at it, there is no everyday activity which does not aspire to be photographed, filmed, videotaped. For there is a general desire to be endlessly remembered and endlessly repeatable.

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