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Author: Rob van Kranenburg
To: patrice@xs4all.nl
CC: Bricolabs, Maria Euler
Subject: Re: [Bricolabs] STWST48x6 MORE LESS open call
Hi Patrice,

Edgeryders in. In the project I am in now NGI Forward.

I work with all channels, you can of course keep preaching to the converted, but in these days a message of JNM can find a lot of friendly ears,

Greetings, Rob

Ps offline for two days, on proposal

> Op 16 mrt. 2020, om 23:16 heeft Patrice Riemens <patrice@???> het volgende geschreven:
> Aloha, I tend to 100% agree with JNM, what he say was my first impression too. BUT (i) STWST is - as far as I know (and I know little, as usual) at 'some distance' from Ars Electronica, which now has been led for 30 yrs + by the same 'man in black' ;-) may be a sign of, let's call it charitably, 'lethargy' ...
> Enyvej.
> And then (ii), pray, where does Edgeryders come into this? Besides being a notoriously dynamic, conf-hopping 'Post-it NGO', I mostly know them as the incubator of the 'UnMonastery' project - the results of which have been mixed, to put it charitably again. (OK, Matera became European Capital of Culture, partially thanks to it(s buzz ;-)
> alt.cult.art.net <http://alt.cult.art.net/> life's sooooo interesting in times of Corona ...
> Cheers to all & keep safe, p+2D!
> On 2020-03-16 21:38, Rob van Kranenburg wrote:
>> Maria,
>> Could this go on Edgeryders?
>> Greetings, Rob
>>> Op 16 mrt. 2020, om 21:26 heeft Jean-Noël Montagné
>>> <jnm@???> het volgende geschreven:
>>> hello all bricofolks,
>>> Excuse-me if I find this thema "more or less" very shy, and very
>>> conservative. The problem is not more or less capitalism, more or
>>> less regulation, more or less ecology. The problem is not how to
>>> repair or adapt capitalism, like suggests " More or Less" topic, but
>>> how to STOP this non-sense, how to change radically, in a peacefull
>>> way, the actual destructive global path, to go to a real sustainable
>>> new world, in the context of the climate changes/collapse and all
>>> side-effects.
>>> I would prefer instead a call for radical events, projects, radical
>>> thinking, radical transformaking, ruptures. We don't have a lot of
>>> time until things get uncontrolable, may be 10 years. If we don't
>>> act more deeply now, and invest in the good directions in this
>>> relative peacefull times, we will not have the possibility to do it
>>> during a deeper collapse.
>>> Ars Electronica has always been a business event for innovation,
>>> granted by transnational companies, and it appears more and more
>>> obscene to waste so much money for high-class attendees, with almost
>>> no effects on the rest of the world, excepting producing glossy
>>> paper catalogs for dusty shelves. Few kilometers close to Linz,
>>> hundred thousands of refugees wait in terror and despair.
>>> In my opinion, a good general topic for the september event could be
>>> " How to definitively close Ars electronica festival this year, and
>>> invent gatherings with real effects on people, global and local, in
>>> decentralized ways"
>>> cheers,
>>> JN
>>> Le 16/03/2020 à 13:14, Shu Lea Cheang a écrit :
>>>> Dear Bricolabs
>>>> At this viral time, we at STWST call out for proposal submission,
>>>> MORE LESS...our 6 edition of 48 hour extravaganza taling place in
>>>> september.
>>>> In shut down mode, take care.
>>>> sl
>>>> 11-13th Sept 2020
>>>> In the year 2020, STWST has developed the STWST48 theme for the
>>>> disproportionately tilted worlds or excess and scarcity: STWST48x6
>>>> With MORE and LESS we ask relevant questions about /more-or-less/
>>>> situations, the non-equality areas, the counter-validity zones and
>>>> the non-zero-sum games of the future.
>>>> *MORE*
>>>> Against the background of screaming imbalances, distribution
>>>> struggles, scarcity of resources, ecological barriers, social
>>>> issues, questions of access, fears of the future, attempts at
>>>> redistribution, visions of self-restraint, precarious awareness,
>>>> egalitarianism, hyper-progress, network fantasies, total
>>>> surveillance, a scenery of the many against the few; the battle of
>>>> avant-garde, critical mass and centre-extremists. In front of all
>>>> these apparent and actual questions of more or less,we want to use
>>>> STWST48x6 MORE LESS to focus on processes and projects that make a
>>>> difference.
>>>> *LESS*
>>>> With processes and projects that make the difference, we want to
>>>> take a look at the zones of art, nature, information, movement and
>>>> sound. In doing so, we want to focus primarily on other networks,
>>>> aesthetic strategies, autonomous policies and alternative
>>>> metabolites that are driven by questions of more or less - and,
>>>> above all, driven by OTHER, as a general other way of thinking. We
>>>> are concerned with the individual and the many in larger systems
>>>> and we are concerned with rational and irrational approaches to
>>>> the all and nothing, in larger contexts of world, society and
>>>> cosmos. Nothing less, and vice versa, in all directions.
>>>> *SEND*
>>>> Stadtwerkstatt is looking for local and international artists and
>>>> critical producers of all fields, who can submit projects that are
>>>> still in the process of development, but also finished projects.
>>>> Submissions with a self-description, project description/project
>>>> concept on a maximum of 5 pages untill 10th May 2020 to
>>>> stwst48x6opencall@???
>>>> The selected works will be shown in Stadtwerkstatt at STWST48x6
>>>> MORE LESS - a 48-hour non-stop showcase extravaganza of STWST from
>>>> Sept. 11-13, held in cooperation with Ars Electronica.
>>>> Stadtwerkstatt: Linz/Austria
>>>> https://stwst.at <https://stwst.at/> [2]
>>>> All 48-Hours-Nonstop-Showcase-Extravanganzas:
>>>> https://stwst48-all.stwst.at <https://stwst48-all.stwst.at/> [3]
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