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).