ART–y-CHOK-e / Besides the Screen (UK)

20-21/11/2010 Goldsmiths College, University of London

Presentation of the Artyčok.TV project at the Besides the Screen international symposium at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Artyčok.TV is a not-for-profit online broadcasting platform that seeks to document and showcase the best in emerging contemporary arts practice in the Europe and Asia. It aims to become a free access hub for arts news and establish a dialogue between emerging visual artists in the UK and across Europe. All content is available on a streaming or download basis, and a community discussion board is to be encouraged.

Artyčok.TV project is currently active in the Czech Republic, Germany, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Poland, Italy, Hungary, Moldavia and expanding, but 10% of its 500 unique viewers per day come from the UK. We are now looking to expand its activity in the UK. We wish to create a representative archive of the thriving arts scene here and dialogue with other European arts audiences and practitioners. In the databasis you can find more as 2500 artist:

Every day publish a actualy audiovisual contribution.
 Presently, our online archive is the largest resource of emerging artist’s work, in particular of digital and media arts in Central and Eastern Europe. The development of the project is possible due to a collaboration between international professional teams and their partners in local art institutions.
 The initiative aims to provide an information hub for European emerging artists, curators and audiences as well as a platform for exchange of ideas and international collaborations reflecting the importance of the web as a main communication tool of the future. 
Via this link you can see examples of some of the interviews, reviews and showcases recently done with the ICA, Design Museum, Brick Lane Gallery and many others:

Alice Masters is responsible for design, filming, editing, and leading the practical realisation of the Artyčok.TV project in the United Kingdom. Alice’s role as the managing director of the UK’s sister organization include administration funding, communication with the galleries and artists, preparing the interviews and subsequent creation of the video posts. Alice is a recent graduate of graphic design communication from Chelsea School of Arts London. She is an independent graphic and motion designer, with extensive skills in animation and editing software, with a particular emphasis on interactive and web design. Alice was awarded a D&AD student award for the year 2010 for an Interactive Design competition sponsored by Nokia.

František Zachoval studies Intermedia at Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (AVU).
 He is currently a member of the Department of Art History and governs Digital laboratory of the AVU. František is responsible for organizing many conferences about New Media and Events: Creative Commons, Blender Conferences, /tmp/ Open Source Festival & Drupal meet up. Since 2005 he has been working on anthropological research &
 His research and teaching interests focus on a sociological aspects of culture and media, and on the interrelationship with wider base of social forms representation, such as open source developments, creators of Demo Scene, hacking & security community. 
Since 2006 he has taught various courses at several Czech art universities, including The Academy of Arts in Prague, The University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, and Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem. He lives and works partly in Berlin and in Prague.

Published : 01. 10. 2010
Author: Frantisek Zachoval
Category: Conference, Projects


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