LEAF

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Liverpool East European Electronic Arts Forum /LEAF/ was held on 12-13 April 1997.

LEAF97 took the romantic idea of revolution and reconsiders its implications for society/art/technology from an 'east' European perspective. The conference reflected critically on a number of new and developing media art projects and a range of hot issues including:

  • the recent re-mapping of territories in Europe and the failure of the 'information revolution' to address the complex European experience
  • the cultural and ethnic diversity of the current electronic arts discourse
  • the transformation and fragmentations of European identity
  • the role of new Europe in the possible convergence of art and technology

LEAF97 provided an opportunity for east/west European media artists, thinkers and practitioners to discuss their current investigations of visual information culture.

Chaired by Lisa Haskel (Arts Council of England), speakers include: ANDREAS BROECKMANN (V2, Rotterdam), VUK COSIC (Ljudmila, Slovenia), NINA CZEGLEDY (Hungary/Canada), SHAWN DECKER (ISEA97, Chicago), GEERT LOVINK (NL), TAPIO MAKELA (Muu, Finland), IGOR MARKOVIC (Arkzin, Croatia), DRAZEN PANTIC (Radio B92, Yugoslavia), RASA & RAITIS SMITE (E-L@b, Latvia), MIKE STUBBS (Hull Time Based Arts, UK), JANOS SUGAR (Media Research Foundation, Hungary).

LEAF97 was organised by Iliyana Nedkova at FACT and funded by Soros Foundations, APEX Changes Arts Mobility Fund, Fondation Marcel Hicter, British Council and Visiting Arts.

Articles
  • Iliyana Nedkova, "GEO/INFO TERRITORY FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A NOWHERE WOMAN IN A NOWHERE LAND", 1997. [1]
  • Sean Cubitt, "LEAF: Liverpool East European Electronic Arts Forum", 1997. [2]