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11-14 may | an open interactive video broadcasting will be organized on the site. Everybody is welcome!
RSHU - House of Russian Government


RSUH events - video broadcasting on

May, 11 - Contemporary Art

10.00-12.30 - Art Beyond Definitions

(Conference hall, RSUH)
Moderators - Olga Shishko and Tatiana Gorucheva
(time-table of reports - 15-20 min.)

Alexei Isaev, Moscow - "Pro&Contra"
Janos Sugar, Hungary - "Solidarity with the context"
Eric Kluitenberg, Netherlands - "Smash the Surface / Break Open the Box / Disrupt the Code"
Josephine Bosma, Netherlands - "Beyond Web Art"
Joanne Richardson, USA - "But is it Art? From Sabotage Aesthetics to Hacktivism"
Dmitry Bulatov, Kaliningrad - "Typological and genealogical aspects of the INC., International Network Culture"
Joseph Nechvatal, USA-France - "Immerse Ideals / Critical Distances"
Katherine Liberovskaya, Canada - "Multimedia of the machine age: A genealogy of multimedia through avant garde movements in Western Art"
Olga Goryunova, Moscow - "Digital aesthetics"

12.30 - 13.00 - Coffee break - demonstration of art servers
(Internet cafe, RSUH)

13.00 - 14.45 - Contemporary Artist and New Media. Outlook from Russia - Presentation and Discussion
(Conference hall, RSUH)
Moderator - Konstantin Bokhorov
(time-table of reports - 15-20 min.)

Oleg Kulik, Anatoly Osmolovsky, Vladimir Salnikov, Oleg Mavromati, Alexander Sokolov
Videoprogram "Actions of radical Moscow artists" (Julia Ovchinnicova, studio "Art via Video")

14.45 - 15.15 - Break

15.15 - 16.30 - Alternative art servers (presentations)

(Conference hall, RSUH)
Moderators - Olga Shishko and Tatiana Gorucheva
(time-table of reports - 5-10 min.)

Olga Shishko -, Moscow
Alexandre Sokolov, Alexandre Panov (Fyedor Romer) - FUSION
Gilles Morel, Tatiana Moguilevskaya - The wind from the East (France-Russia)
Marat Guelman -, Moscow
Ivan Zasursky, Julia Makarova -, Moscow
Oleg Kireev - Mailradek -, Moscow
Nikolai Kononikhin - Inertnet-Museum of contemporary art in St.-Petersburg
Vyacheslav Mizin, Konstantin Skotnikov, Dmitri Boulnyguin -, Novosibirsk
Sergey Datsvk - RoSD(TM) -, Moscow

16.30 - 18.00 - Presentation of net art projects
(Conference hall, RSUH)
Moderator - Alexei Shulgin
(time-table of reports - 15 min.)

Frederic Madre, France - "m.s.t."
Mindaugas Gapsevicuis, Lithuania - "Asco-o project"
Igor Stromajer, Slovenia- "zvrst.3"
Alexei Shulgin, Moscow
Alexei Isaev, Moscow - "TrashArt"
Andrei Velikanov, Moscow - Namnyas Achuratova - "Self-Identification system"
Sergei Teterin, Perm - "The 21st century. Things long wished for"

19.00- 20.20 Program of the Museum of Cinema "MachineMachy - Pro"

(Musei Kino, 4 hall)
Curators - Naum Kleiman, Vadim Pavlikhin

22.00 - 06.00 - Club program
(Kraj Club)
Riga Party "Digital Free"
Ijevsk Party: DJ Dima Shevkunov

May, 12 - Information

10.00 - 11.20 - The Zone of Conflict. Internet

(Conference hall, RSUH)

Moderarors - Olga Shishko and Tatiana Gorucheva
(time-table of reports - 10 - 20 min.)

Ivan Zassursky, Moscow - "The Internet and mass media: possibilities and circumstances"
Anatoly Prokhorov, Anatoly Krichevez (Moscow) - "Network of reciprocal arbitral relationships and deliberate democracy"
Anatoly Levenchuk, Moscow - "Web-instrumentarium of social agreement"
Volker Grassmuck, Germany - "Public Domain"
Vadim Gouschin, Moscow - "The aims of art in creation of a new perceptional model, and the data roles in religion"
Juan José Díaz Infante, Mexico - "Internet is not a new solution to old problems"
Normunds Kozlovs, Latvia - "Emerging New Media culture in Latvia: prospects for democratisation of society"

11.20 -12.45 - Art of Campaign and New Communication Tools

(Conference hall, RSUH)
Moderators: Eric Kluitenberg and Ivan Zassoursky
(time-table of reports - 5 - 20 min.)

Eric Kluitenberg, Netherlands - "The Art of Campaigning - Media Campaigns and Critical Arts Practice"
Inke Arns, Germany - "Minor Media Toolkit: An Appraisal of Horizontal Communication"
Oleg Kireev, Moscow - "Radical actions and political campaigns"
Sergey Kusnezov, Moscow ( - "Internet as a medium for public private expression"
Timur Evdokimov (, Moscow - "Lessening the Damage: Campaign and Community"
Ivan Zassursky (, Moscow - "Action and interpretations or farewell with the 90s"

12.45 - 13.00 - Coffee break - demonstration of net art projects
(Internet cafe, RSUH)

13.00-14.30 - Electronic mass media and media-culture
(Conference hall, RSUH)
Curator - Allrussian Internet Academy
Moderator - Maxim Kononenko
(time-table of reports - 10 -15 min.)

Anton Nosic, Moscow - "Opposition of traditional and net mass media"
Alexei Andreev, Moscow - "Virtualization and de-virtualization on the Net"
Evgeny Gorny, Moscow - "A person as consciousness and a machine"
Ilia Ovchinnikov, Andrei Madison - "April thesis"
Mikhail Verbitsky, Moscow - "Free of graphics Internet makes a Revolution"
Irina Bazileva, Moscow - "Electronic culture and electronic ethics"
Ruben Makarov, Moscow - "Internet journalism has died without being born"

14.30-15.15 Break

16.00-18.00 - State. Information. Internet (round table)
(RF Government with the direct translation to the Internet cafe, RSUH)
Curator - Ivan Zassursky
Moderators - Andrei Korotkov, Ivan Zassursky
Coordinator (on behalf on the Government) - Andrei Koshkin

M.Reinman, Minister of communication and informatisation
A.Pochinok, Minister of taxes
M.Seslavincky, First Vice-Minister of press, broadcasting and communication media Federal Security Service
F.Shubin, Chairman of the Duma committee for the Internet legislation
Legal department of the 'Grandpark' company
E.Vartanova, expert of the Council of Europe
H.Makarov, editor of the ''
F.Levenchuk, 'Libertarium' and 'Communivair' projects
F.Kravchenko, expert on the mass media legislation
A.Voronov, owner of the 'Glasnet' company
A.Korotkov - Leader of Government Information Department

18.45 - 20.00 - Video program "Est-ethics of Anti-documentary cinema (after 1989)"

(Musei Kino, hall 4)
Curator - Joanne Richardson, USA

20.00 - 21.00 - Video program 'Man and the Machine'

(Musei Kino, hall 4)
Curator - Vadim Koshkin, Moscow

22.00 - -06.00 - Club program
(PushkinG Club) - (for guests and participants of Pro&Contra symposium only)
"Pro Arte" Party (St.Petersburg)


(Club Krai)
- for everybody:
New Russian electronic music retrospection

May, 13 - Institutions/Education

10.00 - 12.00 - Presentation of media centers' activities

(Conference hall, RSUH)
Moderators - Olga Shishko and Tatiana Gorucheva
(time-table of reports - 5 - 20 min.)

Rasa Smite & Raitis Smits, Ieva Auzina, Media center of electronic arts E-LAB, Riga
Alexei Isaev, Olga Shishko, Tatiana Gorucheva, MediaArtLab, Moscow
Nomeda Urboniene & Gediminas Urbonas, Project "JUTEMPUS", Vilnius
Katya Stukalova, Media Lab of Kiev Center of Modern Art, Kiev
Katherine Liberovskaya, Studio XX, Quebec
Inke Arns, mikro.lounge, Berlin
Alla Mitrofanova, CyberFemineClub, St. Petersburg
Raivo Kelomees, E-Media Center of Art Academy, Tallinn
Andrei Smirnov, Termen Center, Moscow
Martin Schmitz, Germany, VanGogTV

12.30-12.45 - Coffee break
(Internet cafe, RSUH)

12.45 - 14.00 - Media presentations

(Internet cafe, RSUH)
Moderators - Olga Shishko and Tatiana Gorucheva
(time-table of reports - 10 - 20 min.)

Gilles Morel "Multicaltural and multimedia theater" - film and presentation
Helena Bystrom, Aasa Lipka Falck, Sweden - "Video art / net art in Sweden today"
Konstantin Mitenev, St.Petersburg, 'Next Media, or digital revolutionization of actual culture in St.-Petersburg'

14.00 - 14.30 - Break

14.30 - 16.45 - Media and New Educational Models: reports, presentations, discussion

(Conference hall, RSUH)
Moderators - Raivo Kelomees, E-Media Center of Art Academy, Tallinn, and Nikolai Selivanov, RSUH, Moscow
(time-table of reports - 5 - 20 min.)

Raivo Kelomees, Estonia - "A media artist and an expert in media art. Modes of expression and technological skills"
Svetlana Ostrova, St.Petersburg - "Institute "ProArte" and new program of media education"
Kathy Rae Huffman, USA - 'Cross-disciplinary program - innovation of American digital education today'. Presentation of student works (Electronic media-art and communication department, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, USA)
Nikolai Selivanov (RSUH) - "The Memory' and 'The Project' - diachronic temporacy of a new educational medium. New specializations of the world history department of RSUH"
Alexey Lebedev, Moscow - "Program "Internet and Culture" (Open Society Institute, Soros Foundation)"
Asya Silaeva, Moscow - "Project Harmony Inc, USA"
Yuri Voronkov, Serguei Kuvshinov (RSUH) - "New technologies and education: comprehension of dangers and search for possible decisions"
Sergei Shekhovtsov (RSUH) - 'Intellectual and informational medium. Intellectual and educational medium?'
Yefim Kudashev, Moscow - "Influence of Web and Internet technologies on educational and models and Internet information resources"

16.45-18.00 - Presentation of educational programs and projects of RSUH Media Institute

Andrei Vasiliev, Zinaida Asoyan, Vladimir Gloukhov, Nikolai Maximov, Petr Shultsman, Irina Yakovleva, Olga Bal, Marina Goncharova, Pavel Matushechkin.

18.00 - 19.00 - The hour of an open discussion with the Net community
An open video broadcasting on the Net will allow many users to join the work of the symposium. Part of working time will be given for free exchange of opinions and answers on questions put online. It's possible to enter the interactive conference via our site.

18.30 - "Pro&Contra" - net art exhibition

(Guelman Gallery)
Curators: Marat Guelman, Olga Shishko

20.00 - Media installations exhibition

(ArtMediaCenter "TV Gallery")
Curators: Tatiana Gorucheva, Julia Kolerova

14 May - Technology

10.00 - 12.30 - VRML-ART2000 project presentation and discussion on using VRML in art-project activity

(Conference hall, RSUH)
Moderators - Kathy Rae Huffman, USA, and Martin Schmitz, Germany
Kathy Rae Huffman - "VRML - Pro&Contra. Presentation of the Exhibition VRML-ART"
Georgy Pachikov - "ParallelGraphics. Our current seeing of the VRML role"

Presentation of VRML-art projects: Endy Best, Finland; Maxim Kononenko, Moscow, Kostia Mitenev, St.Petersburg, Vadim Koshkin, Moscow

Net - art projects:
JODI, Belgium-Holland - "CTRL Space"
Olia Lialina, Moscow - "Presentation of the First Real Online Museum" - Discussion on net "appropriation" projects. Sense and senselessness of museums online and museums of net art".

12.30 - 13.00 - Coffee-break
(Internet cafe, RSUH)

13.00 - 14.00
Australian trash films - video program
(Internet cafe, RSUH)
Curator - Jaan Ranniko, Side On Screening, Australia

14.00 -14.30 CD-ROMs Art Projects Presentation

(Media Institute)
Curator Tatiana Gorucheva

14.30 - 15.00 Break

15.00 - 16.00 Net - Radio Workshop "Acoustic space"

(Mediatheke RSUH)
Rasa Smite and Raitis Smits, E-LAB, Riga

16.30 - 18.40 Cinema program "MachineMachy - Comedia"
(Musei Kino, hall 4)
Curators - Naum Kleiman, Vadim Pavlikhin

18.45 Canadian video art

(Musei Kino, hall 7)
Curator - Katherine Liberovskaya (Canada)

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Author of the project - Alexei Isaev, curator - Olga Shishko, coordinator - Tatiana Gorucheva
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