calendar 2008

festival participations & events by ambientTV.NET members, and open access activities at ambient space

18.Dec.08 - 29.Jan.09 PRISHTINA [Kosovo]: Surveillance and Discipline in Public Space
The Art Gallery of Kosovo is hosting the exhibition 'Surveillance and Discipline in Public Space'. At this occasion, the 'Cmimi Muslim Mulliqi Prize 2008' was awarded to the artist duo 'Jae Pas'. Manu Luksch participated with the film installtion 'FACELESS' and 'Manifesto for CCTV Filmmakers', translated into Albanian language. Artist presentations: 19.12.2008 11:00 am
05. - 12.Dec.08 NOVA GORICA [SL]: Pixxelpoint 2008
The exhibition "Pixxelpoint 2008 - For God's Sake!", put together by Domenico Quaranta, and showing at Mestna Galerija, includes Faceless by Manu Luksch.
29. - 29.Nov.08 LONDON: Party With Purpose
Alhambra, 33-35 Commercial Road, London E11LB. In the past 3 years, PWP has been supporting projects working with the Akha community in Northern Thailand, giving Akha children access to education in their own language. Mukul will contribute an ambient set, there will be videos from Lao PDR by Manu. guest ist:
27. - 30.Nov.08 LONDON: 'Trajectory' by Maria Papadomanolaki
'Trajectory', a networked performance piece by Maria Papadomanolaki with guest roamers Richard Thomas, Peter Cusack, and Manu Luksch, is shown in 'Audio Forensics, at IMT, UNIT 2/210 CAMBRIDGE HEATH ROAD, LONDON E2 9NQ, PRIVATE VIEW 27 NOVEMBER 18:00-21:00 » read more
27.Nov.08 LONDON: Vital Regeneration Awards Ceremony
where: Cockpit Theatre, Gateforth Street, London NW88EH guest list: tbegum[at] The evening includes the premiere of SWITCHIN', which was created by young people (13-16 yrs) during a workshop led by Stuart Bowditch and Manu Luksch.
21.Nov.08 SALZBURG [AT]: FACELESS screening and lecture "Überwachung im Alltag"
ARGEkultur Salzburg is hosting a screening of FACELESS followed by a lecture by quintessenz: "Public Enemy" - Von Video bis Internet - Überwachung im Alltag; DJ Culture and Fino & Diaz till late. where: 20:30, 21 Nov 08 at ARGEkultur Salzburg, Josef-Preis-Allee 16, A-5020 Salzburg
14.Nov.08 - 17.Jan.09 AMSTERDAM [NL]: Speaking Out Loud at the Netherlands Media Art Institute
Speaking Out Loud, curated by Susanne Jaschko, advocates a free and creative process of thinking out loud through artworks that enable a playful and surprising experience of language. Featuring works by Christoph Keller, Jaromil, Tim Etchells and Vlatka Horvat, Manu Luksch and Mukul Patel (A NEW AND EXCITING EXPERIENCE), and others.
13. - 16.Nov.08 MARSEILLE [FR]: FACELESS @ Rencontres Internationales Sciences & Cinémas
The Polly Maggoo Association will show FACELESS by Manu Luksch at the 3rd International Science & Film Festival.
06.Nov.08 LONDON: private view at
private view at As part of First Thursdays evening of gallery openings, presents 'Aju J's New Year Feast – In the Year of the Fire Dog'(2006) by Manu Luksch & Mukul Patel.
04.Nov.08 LONDON: Stop.Watch screenings at BFI
RSA Arts & Ecology and Animate Projects are delighted to invite you to the breakfast launch of STOP.WATCH. New short films for the internet by artists exploring ecological emergencies: Christine Ödlund "Atlantis"; Jordan Baseman "d is for dodo"; Phil Coy "Damage Limitation"; Young-Hae Chang "Heavy Industries I’m Sucking on a Tailpipe in Seoul"; Elodie Pong "it's like this."; Manu Luksch "Make it snow! make it snow! make it snow!"; Simon Woolham "Severed, The Deracinater and The Isle"; where: 9.00 - 10.30, 4 Nov 08: BFI Southbank (NFT 2) Belvedere Road, South Bank, London, SE1 8XT
01. - 08.Nov.08 ISTANBUL: Hors Pistes 2008
Hors Pistes, the film programme by Centre Pompidou which features films "that explore and appropriate cinematic language in new ways in order to shed light on the contemporary world", tours to Istanbul. You can catch FACELESS (AT/UK 2007) by Manu Luksch there....
26.Oct.08 LONDON: THIS IS NOT A GATEWAY: Surveilling Surveillance
Surveilling Surveillance, curated by Alex Haw, is a discussion between experts from a range of fields probing issues around surveillance, accompanied by local CCTV mapping. Launch of CAM-SCAPE (COMMA) an online gaming platform for user generated 3D CCTV mapping of the UK. Speakers include Peter Fry (Director CCTV User Group), Nic Groombridge (St Mary’s College), Paul Mackie (Compliance Director, Camera Watch), Mark Simpkins (Artist), and Manu Luksch (Artist/Activist). Sunday Oct 26 '08 11:00 (mapping)/ 14:00 (symposium) As part of THIS IS NOT A GATEWAY - a free three-day festival investigating cities ‘from the ground up’. Discussions, films, work- shops and exhibitions all by emerging urbanists THIS IS NOT A GATEWAY The Vortex, 3 Bradbury Street, Dalston N16 8JN » read more
17. - 22.Oct.08 NEUBRANDENBURG [D]/SZCZECIN [PL]: 17. dokument ART
dokumentART, festival of innovative documentary film, will show FACELESS, a film by Manu Luksch.
17.Oct.08 LONDON: The Beautiful Children artist-in-residence, Shiho Fukuhara, presents her work at The Beautiful Children, an exhibition curated by Joakim Borda and Colm Lally. The event is part of The Wharf Road Project organised by V22. » read more
09.Oct.08 GHENT [BE]: Almost Cinema
presentation by Manu Luksch at conference 'Mutating Media' (15:00 - 15:45)
03. - 08.Oct.08 MELBOURNE [AU]: Urban Screens Melbourne 08
Make it snow! Make it snow! Make it snow!, Manu Luksch's meditation on the manipulation of winter landscapes, is scheduled for screening at USM 08. Urban Screens Melbourne 08 is an international conference and multimedia exhibition, taking place at Federation Square, Melbourne. The conference, Mobile Publics, will be exploring the changing relations between urban screens, culture and cities. Detailed programme at link below.
02.Oct.08 LONDON: private view at
LONDON: private view at As part of First Thursdays evening of gallery openings, invites to the private view of PHONEME by Mukul.
18. - 28.Sep.08 CAMBRIDGE [UK]: 28th Cambridge Film Festival
This year's festival will show two films by Manu Luksch: Faceless (AT/UK 2007) and Make it snow! Make it snow! Make it snow! (as part of the Stop.Watch programme)
15.Sep.08 - 31.Oct.08 SEATTLE [USA]: Don't You #$&ing Look At Me! Surveillance in the 21st Century
Don’t You #$&ing Look At Me! Surveillance in the 21st Century is an exhibit of works exploring surveillance, featuring artists Gary Hill, Manu Luksch, and James Coupe. where: 911 Seattle Media Arts Center, 402 9th Ave N (at Harrison), Seattle, WA 98109
12. - 13.Sep.08 JAPAN: NHK
The 20min programme Kodawari Life Europe features Manu Luksch as CCTV Artist. directed by Ken Barnes. BSHI 12 Sept, 9:30 pm BS1 13 Sept, 6:10 pm
04.Sep.08 LONDON: Diamonds and Clover Leaves
FIRST THURSDAYS programme at photography by Manu Luksch
07.Aug.08 LONDON: private view at
As part of First Thursdays evening of gallery openings, invites to the private view of A NEW AND EXCITING EXPERIENCE.
03.Aug.08 LONDON: ambient.publishing at the self-publishing fair PUBLISH AND BE DAMNED
PUBLISH AND BE DAMNED A ONE-DAY SELF-PUBLISHING FAIR Sunday 3rd August, 12 - 6pm Rochelle School Arnold Circus London E2 7ES If you can't make it to the fair you can browse and buy online at
28.Jul.08 MUMBAI [IN]: The Spectral Children @ CAMP
From the Category Video Art: Part II, On the excess of images, and of access to images. » read more
26.Jul.08 - 20.Sep.08 EXETER [UK] Summer Screen: Stop.Watch.
Summer Screen: International artists film programme shows Stop.Watch., a new short films by artists that address ecological emergencies. Animate Projects and RSA Arts & Ecology, in partnership with Arts Council England, have commissioned seven artists to make short films for the internet that explore ecological themes.
25. - 25.Jul.08 CHIANG MAI [TH]: FACELESS
As part of the "PARANOID DANCE" programme (session 5) by the touring 5th Bangkok Experimental Film Festival, FACELESS will be screened at Media Arts & Design (CMU) from 19:00 - 20:35.
13.Jul.08 BEIJING [PRC]: Finale of China International Youth Arts Festival
The Closing Event, organised by 51SIM, takes place in the Great Hall of The People and - besides 'Make it snow' by Manu Luksch - features Qi Qin, Li Yugang, Made of Sound a. o.
13.Jul.08 CHIANG MAI [TH]: In the Year of the Fire Dog
As part of the "Nature’s Recipe" programme (session 1) by the touring 5th Bangkok Experimental Film Festival, "In the Year of The Fire Dog" by Manu Luksch & Mukul Patel will be screened at the CMU Art Museum (1-4pm).
10. - 10.Jul.08 LONDON: performance by Fahim Amir (
Artist-in-residence of the programme, Fahim Amir (Vienna / AT) stages his new performance piece at the Austrian Cultural Forum London
03.Jul.08 LONDON: Open Studio at participates in First Thursdays. for programme details, watch this space!
01.Jul.08 LONDON: SpeedDataRadio at LIFT
where: LIFT Parliament, Southbank Centre Square, London when: Tuesday 1 July 2008, from 6-7pm. The multiple round-table discussion event will have a live audience and be broadcast live on Resonance FM, London’s art radio station: The broad subject for discussion will be surveillance, the art of seeing and the art of being seen. curated by Cecilia Wee and ResonanceFM
01.Jul.08 LONDON: screening of FACELESS
As part of LIFT and the Resonance FM Film Night, FACELESS will be screened at Southbank.
13. - 14.Jun.08 DORTMUND [D]: Faceless screening at PHOENIX Halle Dortmund
Filmavantgarde und aktuelle Videos aus Österreich PHOENIX Halle Dortmund zeigt Filme von Peter Kubelka, Valie EXPORT, Mara Mattuschka, Dietmar Brehm, Gustav Deutsch, Lisl Ponger u.a.
11. - 14.Jun.08 Phitsanulok [TH]: FACELESS
As part of the programme of The 5th Bangkok Experimental Film Festival, FACELESS will be screened at the Naresuan University.
07. - 08.Jun.08 PHUKET [TH]: FACELESS
As part of the programme of BEFF5, FACELESS will be screened at the Bo{ok}hemian Arthouse.
06. - 06.Jun.08 LONDON: Tuomas Toivonen at E:VENT Gallery
Tuomas Toivonen: WORDS, CHASED BY SOUNDS- the second in a series of encounters with artists in residence at Presentation, sound performance and drinks at E:ventGallery 96 Teesdale Street, London E2 6PU Friday June 6th, 19:30.
OPEN STUDIO with artist in residence Tuomas Toivonen at, Regent Studios Unit 76, 8 Andrews Road, E8 4QN "First Thursday" June 5th, 17.00-22.00pm
30.May.08 ISTANBUL: Urban Jealousy- the 1st International Roaming Biennial of Tehran
1st station: Istanbul, 30th May - 6th July 2008 Manu Luksch shows photographic works 'Stand up to close scrutiny'. Venues: Hafriyat Karakoy Openning : 30th of May 18.00 - 21.00 Exhibition 30th May - 6th July Weekdays : 12.00 - 19.00 Closed on Mondays ,Tuesdays Necatibey Cad. No:79 Karaköy Istanbul Dogzstar GalatasarayBiennial Tehran Special Video Program: 30th May - 6th JulyWeekdays: 19:00 - 04:00 Closed on Sundays Gozel Party : 30 May Friday 23.30 - 04.00 * Gudubik Dub Sistim * Dj Biennial Vj 2010 & Nicolas Wiese * Ventochild* DVJ MyTube YouSpace * Dj Katakulli Kartal sokak no:3 kat.3 Galatasaray Istanbul
29.May.08 WELS [AT]: FACELESS screening
Am 29. Mai und 1. Juni spielt FACELESS im MKH, Pollheimerstr. 17, Wels.
06.May.08 ABERDEEN: screening of FACELESS
As part of the 'RECODED-Landscapes and Politics of New Media' exhibition, FACELESS by Manu Luksch will be screened at Peacock Visual Arts, 21 Castle Street, Aberdeen, followed by a screening of How Little We Know of Our Neighbours by Rebecca Baron.
02. - 16.May.08 VIENNA [AT]: FACELESS im Top Kino
FACELESS Premiere: 2. Mai- 16. Mai 19.30, Matinée: Sonntag, 4. Mai 12;30. Diskussion 13.30
24.Apr.08 - 31.May.08 ABERDEEN: RECODED: LANDSCAPES AND POLITICS OF NEW MEDIA exhibition and conference
Manu Luksch will produce new print works for this group show (Alexander Egger, Skuta Helgason, Anna Jermolaewa, Caleb Larsen, Manu Luksch, MediaShed, Trevor Paglen, plan b, RYbN, Jens Strandberg). 6:00-8:00 - Open reception at the Peacock Gallery For conference programme, visit the link below.
04.Apr.08 CRETEIL [FR]: screening of FACELESS at EXIT festival
04.Apr.08 - 01.Jun.08 MANCHESTER [UK] Asia Triennale Manchester 08
Mukul plays the opening party for the Asia Triennale Manchester 08, a new international festival featuring visual artists from Mainland China, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan. Bring ears. » read more
03.Apr.08 - 31.Aug.08 ÖSTERSUND [SE]: "Teleport Färgfabriken" exhibition showing FACELESS
The opening exhibition of Färgfabriken Norr, the new contemporary art space in Östersund, Sweden, features works by over 80 artists including Carsten Höller, David Lynch, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Carsten Nicolai and Manu Luksch
03.Apr.08 LONDON: artist in residence Wolfgang Staehle @ E:VENT
E:vent invites you to the first in a series of talks by artists in residence at FROM THE THING TO ETERNITY AN EVENING WITH WOLFGANG STAEHLE 96 Teesdale Street, London E2 6PU presentation and drinks
31.Mar.08 - 02.Apr.08 ZÜRICH [CH]: screening of FACELESS at Xenix-Kino
30. - 30.Mar.08 PARIS [FR]: screening of FACELESS at Centre Pompidou
Please come to the opening of Hors Pistes festival on 28 March, 20:30, cinema 1, centre Pomipdou. screening of FACELESS: 30 March, 14:00. Round table: 17:00, Petite Salle, centre Pompidou.
28.Mar.08 PARIS [FR]: conference about art and surveillance of public spaces at La Sorbonne
Manu Luksch participates at conference "espace public sous contrôle: les artistes veillent" à la Sorbonne » read more
26.Mar.08 PRAGUE: screening of FACELESS at tranzit festival
26.Mar.08 PARIS [FR]: Galerie Motte et Rouart shows FACELESS
The group exhibition GOOD MORNING PARANOIA at Galerie Motte et Rouart includes CCTV sci-fi FACELESS by Manu Luksch. 72, rue Mazarine 75006 Paris
25. - 31.Mar.08 BANGKOK [TH]: 5th Bangkok Experimental Film Festival
screening of Aju J's New Year Feast – In the Year of the Fire Dog at BEFF 5
05.Mar.08 LONDON: Manu Luksch gives presentation about ambientTV.NET at Goldsmiths
03.Mar.08 ESSEX [UK]: screening of FACELESS
FACELESS @ The Thameside Theatre. Tickets £ 3.00
29. - 29.Feb.08 LONDON: ‘On the Margins of Technology’ Public Symposium
A day of discussion and debate around the issues of Older people and technology.
28.Feb.08 - 19.Mar.08 LONDON: New Wheeldon for the Royal Ballet
World premiere of a new work by Christopher Wheeldon for The Royal Ballet opens a mixed programme at the Royal Opera House. The Wheeldon is set to the music of Bach, Steve Reich (Electric Counterpoint), additional sound and dancer's voices designed by Mukul, and a complex multi-screen film work by The Ballet Boyz. » read more
28. - 28.Feb.08 LONDON: 'Connect' Associates Night at Sadlers Wells
Ballet Central perform a section of Choice by Russell Maliphant (music by Mukul) tonight at the Lilian Bayliss Theatre. » read more
14.Feb.08 FIRENZE [IT}: ATLAS OF THE FUTURE: visions of the scenarios to come
What are the key thoughts of reflection about tomorrow? Atlas of the Future offers us likely visual trajectories that project our day into forthcoming scenarios and patterns. The exhibit is an annotation of moving images which address key themes in social development and in our world studied through video clips and documentaries, the latter hailing from the archives of Festival dei Popoli. From Mexico to India, from the United States to Nigeria, from Israel to China, from Italy to the Congo to Russia, the works tell stories and utopias, imagine worlds and offer speculations for life in the future. A programme by Centre for Contemporary Culture Strozzina.
07. - 07.Feb.08 LONDON: workshop Developing projects with communities
The Not Quite Yet Workshops Session 1: Developing projects with communities Thursday 7th February 2008,11am - 4pm Why develop projects with communities? What do communities get from working with artists? Hosted by Loraine Leeson (Art for Change, cSPACE) and Mukul Patel ( check the Not Quite Yet website for full programme and booking. All workshops will be held at: SPACE, 129 - 131 Mare St Hackney, London E8 3RH
07.Feb.08 FIRENZE [IT]: FACELESS screening at Centro di cultura contemporanea a palazzo strozzi
Centro di cultura contemporanea a palazzo strozzi Firenze: ATLAS OF THE FUTURE: What are the key thoughts of reflection about tomorrow? Atlas of the Future offers us likely visual trajectories that project our day into forthcoming scenarios and patterns. The exhibit is an annotation of moving images which address key themes in social development and in our world studied through video clips and documentaries, the latter hailing from the archives of Festival dei Popoli. From Mexico to India, from the United States to Nigeria, from Israel to China, from Italy to the Congo to Russia, the works tell stories and utopias, imagine worlds and offer speculations for life in the future.
01.Feb.08 BERLIN [D]: transmediale08: FACELESS: opportunistic infections of the surveillance apparatus
Manu Luksch introduces the idea of the Manifesto for CCTV Filmmakers and other artistic subversive activity surrounding CCTV at Bilderberg Salon, a forum for presenting and discussing artistic strategy.
25.Jan.08 - 02.Mar.08 LONDON: exhibition THE NOT QUITE YET
An exhibition of new works by Manu Luksch & Mukul Patel, Loraine Leeson, Stacy Makishi and Lois Weaver. The artists respond to research with groups of older people in East London and ask how the UK’s 'ageing' population can engage with future design processes of Technology. You are invited to the opening: 25th of Jan 6-8pm; SPACE Gallery, 129 - 131 Mare St, London E8.
16. - 19.Jan.08 GUWAHATI [Assam, India] Virtual Borders
screening of documentary film VIRTUAL BORDERS by Manu Luksch
10.Jan.08 - 23.Feb.08 MONTREAL [CA]: function fiction
'function fiction' at dazibao, centre de photographies actuelles, includes works by Rod Dickinson (UK), Michael Klier (Germany), Manu Luksch (Austria), Pavel Pavlov (Canada), David Tomas (Canada) This exhibition is concerned with images whose nature is first of all functional and documentary, such as scientific footage or images taken by surveillance cameras, which are then recuperated and re-used to construct fictions or fictitious worlds. The works presented explore the connection between photography (or the recorded image) and its various technological extensions, but also in the idea of diversion of the primary function of the images and their re-appropriation by artists.
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