Debates & Credits – Media Art in the Public Domain
A Dutch Russian Media/Art/Project
OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF WEB JOURNAL / ARCHIVE
In the period September – October 2002 a series of artist interventions into urban space and the space of the media were executed in Amsterdam, Moscow and Ekaterinburg, as part of the art project “debates & Credits – Media Art in the Public Domain”. Four Russian artists or art collectives and four artists / collectives from The Netherlands were invited to design various kinds of interventionist media art projects for the public urban space as well as the public media spaces within these cities. The aim was to question the conditions of public communication and the politics of urban and media space.
The results of these often unannounced actions were carefully documented. The first part of this documentation, the web journal or archive, is now finished and can be found on-line at:
The journal contains curatorial statements, reports, extensive photographic documentation and a series of video impressions linked to the individual reports. The journal also contains a number of essays and related documents that provide further background information to the ideas behind the project, as well as the work of the artists involved.
We are currently preparing a book and a DVD about the project, which will be presented publicly at De Balie, Centre for Culture and Politics in Amsterdam on Friday June 7, 2003. The book and DVD will then be available from De Balie.
Please feel free to send us your questions or comments about the project.
“debates & Credits” was organised by De Balie – Centre for Culture and Politics in Amsterdam, in collaboration with Tania Goryucheva, the Zverev Center for Contemporary Art Moscow, the Macros Center, and the National Center for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) branch Ekaterinburg.
The project was financially supported by the Mondriaan Foundation (NL), the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, the HGIS Program for international Cultural Co-operation of The Netherlands Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Education, Culture and Science, and the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Moscow.
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