We are happy to inform you about the establishment of a-m-b-e_r.
a-m-b-e_r is the new association founded by artists and researchers working in the field of art and technology in Istanbul.
Founders of a-m-b-e_r include some of the organizers of TECHNE’06. More information can be found at http://www.a-m-b-e-r.org.
a-m-b-e_r is an Istanbul based initiative that aims to explore artistic forms of expression at the conjunction of the body and the digital process.
It was founded in 2007 as an association by a team of researchers and artists from disciplines such as dance, performance, design, social sciences and engineering.
The founders of amber came together in order to create a local discussion and production platform in a Globalized World itself transformed by new technologies.
a-m-b-e_r defines its area of interest through the wording of its subtitle. Body-process arts points to artistic forms that incorporate and exploit the interaction of human bodies and technological processes.
a-m-b-e_r’s objective is to establish a permanent center in Istanbul, which would focus on research, production and education in the field of body-process arts. Simultaneously, a-m-b-e_r seeks to create an international network of artists, researchers and technicians with whom it would continue to work and cooperate. It thus aims to participate in universal art from its local and regional perspective.
From this year on, a-m-b-e_r will be regularly organizing a-m-b-e_r body-process arts festivals as part of its activities.
a-m-b-e_r’07 body-process arts festival will take place in between 9-17 November, 2007 in Istanbul. The theme of a-m-b-e_r’07 is “voice and survival”.
You can find more information at http://www.a-m-b-e-r.net.
Mert MaviÅŸ, on behalf of a-m-b-e_r