Live Stage: Version Beta [ch Geneva]

[Image: Pe Lang + Zimoun – Untitled Sound Objects] :: Version Beta – expérimentations en cours :: October 31 – December 14, 2008 :: Opening: October 31; 6:00 pm :: Centre pour l’image contemporaine, Saint-Gervais Genève, 5, rue du Temple, CH – 1201 Genève.

Version bêta is a biennial event devoted to new media and artmaking; this year’s theme is experimentation. The event breaks down into five different “platforms”:

Exhibition: Installations, environments, démonstrations – Caroline Bernard with Gwenola Wagon, Michiko Tsuda, Adla Isanovic and Catherine Cochard,Vaibhav Bhawsar, Samuel Bianchini, Bureau d’études, Emilie Brout and Maxime Marion, Coldcenter, Thomas Feuerstein, Formes de l’interactivité, HeHe, Rama Hoetzlein, John Klima, Grégoire Lauvin, Golan Levin, Julie Morel, Nogo Voyages, Esther Polak, Andrea Polli, Tania Ruiz,Tatsuya Saito and Kumiko Idaka, Laura Seguy, Mizuki Watanabe, Zimoun and Pe Lang.

Screenings – documentary films, new works:
— Lutz Dammbeck, “Das Netz,” 2004.
— “Nine Evenings: Theater and Engineering,” a cycle of ten films recording performances done in 1966 in New York, organized by Billy Klüver and performed by thirty scientists and ten artists, including John Cage, Deborah Hay, Steve Paxton, Robert Rauschenberg and David Tudor.
— Peter Kirby, “Binary lives : Steina et Woody Vasulka,” 1997, and “Chris Burden,” 1991.
— Graham Stevens, “Atmosfields,” 1971, and “Desert Clouds,” 1972.
— Kaori Kinoshita and Alain Della Negra, « Newborns », 2007 and « The Den », 2008.

Performances: actions, VJing, music – Blast Theory, Andres Burbano, Abhishek Hazra, Peter Sinclair.

Workshops: proposal-based productions, work in progress – Nogo Voyages, Zimoun and Pe Lang, Grégoire Lauvin and Pascal Chirol, Christian Nold.

Forums: presentations, comparisons – Brian Holmes, Alessandro Ludovico, Bureau d’études: Xavier Fourt and Léonore Bonaccini, Gerrit Gohlke and Relax: Daniel Hauser, Andrea Polli, Florian Dombois, Artists in Labs: Jill Scott, Luis Blackaller, Ulrich Fischer, Eléonore Hellio, Caroline Bernard, SymbioticA: Jane Coakley, Mouna Andraos, Locus Sonus: Alejandro Duqué et Peter Sinclair.

Program conceived and achieved jointly with HEAD – Geneva’s postgraduate course immediat, arts and medias.

Version bêta will also host the official awarding of the annual contribution of the Migros “Pour-cent culturel” for the promotion of digital culture. The prize ceremony, scheduled for Saturday 1st November at 7PM at the Center for Contemporary Images will be preceded by a screening of Lutz Dammbeck’s film “Das Netz” at 3:30 PM, and a talk about Dammbeck’s film by Brian Holmes at 6 PM.

Saint-Gervais Genève, Foundation for the arts of the stage and image, is generously subsidized by the Department of Culture of the City of Geneva and enjoys the support of the Republic and Canton of Geneva.

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