Eco-Art Lecture by artists: Jan van Boeckel, Theun Karelse, Paula Nishijima

Over the last few decades there is increasing scientific evidence that our—particularly Western—assumptions about nature are quite faulty. Particularly in media art, it can be seen that artists too wish to question prevailing views through experimentation and creation.

Often operating on the edge of art and science, they attempt to gain new understandings about our natural environment, urging us to reflect on who we are as a species and rethink our ways of being. Their works help us to reimagine our dominant approach toward our other, fellow living beings. Maybe most importantly, art often dares to envision futures that may offer alternatives to the fragile systems that we have created over the centuries.

This Theme Night is all about art and earth. Professor Jan van Boeckel of the research group Art and Sustainability at Minerva Academy and visual artists and researchers Theun Karelse and Paula Nishijima provide insight into their research and artistic process in which the complex relationships between all people—including humans—but also our place within the terrestrial system, are important themes. We use the word people to imagine—if just for one night—that we have more in common with all the beings on our planet than we like to think.

Speakers: dr. Jan van Boeckel, Theun Karelse, Paula Nishijima
Partners: research group ‘Art & Sustainability’ (Research Centre ‘Art & Society’ of Minerva Art Academy), Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen

The Theme Nights are a production of Media Art Friesland, made possible by: ARC In the North, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Hanze Hogeschool Research Centre Art & Society, Faber Audiovisuals, Hoekstra Makelaardij, Élevé, Provincie Fryslân, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Gemeente Leeuwarden



JOIN THE ACTIONLay cell phone – camera facing downward on a black cloth OR point it to the sky. Now you can only see black OR the skyTurn on your video cameraRecord your scream to release tensionUpload your recording to social media platformsInclude a statement sharing factual information that helps people ponder.  Ex: How does the US caste system perpetuate racism? And vice versa?Include this hashtag in your post: #thatblackthatscreamsTag @janetedandridge and @thatblackthatscreams on your post
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Dream Farm Common OAKLAND-CA

Dream Farm Common invites you to this special event, I am part of. For more info check this link out:

It would be great if you could support this Bay Area truly amazing little independent art space, if not only by spreading the word around.


Things of beauty, provocation, poetics and curiosity to buy. All proceeds support Dream Farm Commons!

This shop is more than digital! 

These works will be on view in our gallery at 349 15th Street, Oakland from Dec. 17 – 30th. Come by to window shop and fall more deeply in love with the work you are considering.

The Scream project

This is janet dandridge‘s Scream Project:

Post your screams!

Goodday humans!  Sending positive vibes, strength, and justice your way.  This is a call to artistic action, and you are among a select group of family, friends, and associates with whom I want to commence this journey!  ***si vous avez besoin des informations en francais, dites-moi******dime si necesitas la informacion en espanol***

PROJECT INFOScream!  Scream for catharsis, scream for awareness, scream so folks take effective actions against the chronic disease of hate, of racism.  We must help each other release the tension, to live and bring justice!  Global solidarity is necessary to conquer the forces of hate that try to consume us and infect our well-being.  Everyone needs to feel it, everyone needs to experience it, everyone needs to work together to change the shit that literally kills us!  Scream!!! 
This long-term project, Release: That Black That Screams, is based in catharsis.  I’m asking you to record the sound of your scream, and release physical and mental tension.  Cover your cell phone camera with a black cloth OR point it at the sky…then scream, all we hear is you releasing the tension that humans, specifically Black people, experience throughout the world.  Share the video throughout social media – and keep sharing whenever you experience hate and discrimination against you or any Black person.  When you share your scream, share factual information to help people shift their mentality and hearts for the better, that can help people to ponder, that can help people establish methodologies in justice, that can forward people to trusted organizations and insightful books they can read, that can help us help ourselves.  Connect with others in this collective catharsis using the has! htag #thatblackthatscreams
Screaming to release tension is only one aspect of the healing that must occur for us to have freedom.  This work, this gesture, enables us to do the other work pertinent to shift mentalities.  Our work is multi-faceted and we must prepare in every possible way to continue the long-haul for justice.  We must learn the law, learn the facts, study, work with trusted allies as well as enemies, listen, strategize, plan, self-reflect, and self-care to establish a new normal – HUMANISM.   
Please use your one recording repeatedly to avoid stress on your body.  Catharsis involves taking care of one another, so I am asking you to take care of yourself and not scream often, yet allow this one scream that you record to permeate each and every time it’s shared. 

As an example for a social media post: I will upload my recording, and either on the screen or in the comments section, I will use the following text: What are the top 5 priorities in your life?  In your local government, who has a role in affecting those priorities?  What have those people done to help you achieve your goals?  When is the next election cycle to either keep them in office or get them outta there?  Thank you and remember #thatblackthatscreams.  Please tag me @janetedandridge in your #thatblackthatscreams posts, so I can keep track of the evolution of this work. 
SHARE WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS, NETWORKSI gave you the detailed info on the project but for your network, you can share these quick-instructions

  1. Lay your phone on a black cloth or point it to the sky – so that the camera-side is facing the black cloth or the sky (we only see the color black or the sky)
  2. Turn on your video camera
  3. Record your scream to release tension
  4. Upload your recording to social media platforms
  5. Include a statement sharing factual information that helps people ponder.  Ex: How can you help pass the HR40 bill in the USA?
  6. Include this hashtag in your post #thatblackthatscreams
  7. Tag @janetedandridge in your post

alphabet cinema 09-15 october

NewMediaFest2020 – released today the program ofALPHABET screenings at http://alphabet.nmartproject.netweek 09 – 15 October 2020

Torrance Art Museum DarkRoom @ ALPHABETWOW About Human Naturefeaturing videos by
Stine Gonsholt (Norway), Roland Quelven (France), Gregg Biermann (USA) 
Sándor M. Salas (Spain), Theresa Khalil (Egypt), Istvan Horkay (Hungary) 
Laurent Pernot (France) , Francesca Lolli (Italy), Eija Temisevä (Finland) 
Kristina Frank (Sweden), Coalfather Industries (USA), Albert Merino (Spain) 
Lisa Birke (Canada), Emma Zukovic (Macedonia) , Farid Hamedi (Iran) 
Koorosh Asgari (Iran), Celine Barakat (Canada), Kostia Vozniuk (Ukraine) 
Isabel Perez Del Pulgar (Spain), Catherine Del Buono (USA), Karin & Didi Fromherz (CH) 

CINEMA HSolo feature – Silvia de Gennaro (Italy) – Videoartist of the Month October 2020 – 03-31 Oct 2020

Corone! Shut Down? – Film Collection – selection 3Jason Jenn (USA), Bruno Pavic (Croatia), Sky Palkowitz (USA), Mattia Parisse (Italy) 
Freya Tewelde (Eritrea), Roland Quelven (France), Eija Temisevä (Finland)-
Gabriel Hošovský (Slovakia), Eric Souther & Andrew Deutsch (USA)
Fran Orallo (Spain), Coalfather Industries (USA)
CINEMA OWOW Jubilee 2020 Italy – Over the Real Video Art Festival Lucca – 01-31 Oct 2020
curated programs by Maurizio Marco Tozzi & Wilfried Agricola de Colognefeaturing videos by James Murphy (Ireland) , Marcha Schagen (Netherlands) 
Abe Abraham (USA) , Susanne Wiegner (Germany), Xia Han (China), Claudia Borgna (Italy) 
Carolin Koss (Finland), Fran Orallo (Spain), Isabel Perez del Pulgar (Spain), Shon Kim (South Korea) 
Angelica Bergamini (I), Marcantonio Lunardi (Italy), Valeria Lo Meo & M.Manzini (Italy) 
Lino Strangis (Italy), Paolo Bandinu (Italy)
CINEMA SThe Shoah Film Collection – selection IIIduring The Holocaust Remembrance Weeks – 23 September – 15 November 2020featuring videos by  Theme Bannenberg & Nok Snel II (NL), Brian Delevie (USA) 
Yochai Avrahami & Karin Eliyahu (IL), Grace Graupe Pillard (USA) 
Tammy Mike Laufer (IL), Rolanda Teicher Yekutiel (Israel)
ALPHABET is the new cinema space online @ The New Museum of Networked ArtIts 26 cinema spaces are dedicated to the museum’s own audiovisual collections, featuring also guest programs by networking partners, curators and artists.
ALPHABET @ The New Museum of Networked Art –
20 Years Excellence in Networked CreationNewMediaFest 202025 December 2019 – 31 December 2020

“Over the Real” Videoart Festival Lucca/Italy


NewMediaFest2020 is happy to announce the 
collaboration with “Over the Real” Videoart Festival Lucca/Italy
by presenting on 1 October 2020 an exclusive video program 

Moving the Change

Curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

James Murphy (Ireland) – Moving Water, 2019, 1:59
Marcha Schagen (Netherlands) – Melt Less CO2, 2019, 3:48
Abe Abraham (USA) – Salt Water, 2017, 5:52
Susanne Wiegner (Germany) – Sunrise, 2019, 5: 46
Xia Han (China) – The Gift, 2019, 14: 23
Claudia Borgna (Italy) – L’ultimo Accordo I, 2016, 06:05
Carolin Koss (Finland) – Plastic Child, 2016, 12:11
Fran Orallo (Spain) – Death Dance, 2017, 1:00
Isabel Perez del Pulgar (Spain) – Horizon, 2019, 5:08
Shon Kim (South Korea) – Latent Sorrow – 2006, 3:30