Exhibition Invitation

On 30 September 2017 at 8pm, NeMe invites you to the opening of Phenomenological Lightworks, an exhibition focusing on cameraless photography.

Phenomenological Lightworks

Over the past two decades photographers have witnessed major changes in imaging technologies. Digital cameras, computers & cell phones have allowed all people using these technologies to become ‘photographers.’ In addition, new imaging techniques now used in the sciences and social sciences have allowed both artists and scientists to make visible phenomena never seen before.

By focusing on the modalities of the medium, this exhibition separates itself from the historicities and ontological traditions of genre, pointing to new alternative ways of looking at and studying the processes of image creation. This practice is anchored in photography’s unrealised artistic potential to engage with new debates about ways of presenting, seeing, and interpreting the world.

Participants of the exhibition are Sheila Pinkel (US), Tim Otto Roth (DE), Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert & Omiros Panayides (CY).

Sheila Pinkel also led a series of workshops, the results of which will also be exhibited. The workshop participants are: Maria Andreou, Argyro Christodoulou, Anna Christophini, Nicholas Constantinou, Artemis Evlogimenou, Evdokia Georgiou, Nicole Ioannidou, Natalie Kalli, Erato Kantouna, Athinoula Karouzi, Vanessa Kirzi, Myrto Makridou, Flora Mavrommati, Christina Olympiou, Yiota Peratikou, Natalie Kalli, Eleni Pericleous Kesta, Liana Polycarpou, Ricci Desui, Elena Sarri Varnava, Elina Theodotou, Marios Theophilides, Yianna Theocharous, Zacharoula Varnava, George G. Vasileiades, Marina Yerali.

Venue: NeMe Arts Centre, Corner of Ellados & Enoseos streets, 3041 Limassol, Cyprus
Opening: 8pm, 30.09.2017
Exhibition duration: 30.09.2017 – 25.10.2017
Opening times: Tuesday-Friday: 5:30pm-8:30pm, Saturday: 10:00am-1:00pm

Events coordinator: Yiannis Colakides

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Drawing with light

Call for Participants

NeMe, the Semiotics and Visual Communications Lab of the Cyprus University of Technology, and the Cyprus Photographic Society (Limassol Branch) are launching this open call for workshops participants from the arts, design, technology, other disciplines, and the general public.

The two workshops, Drawing with Light, will be focusing on cameraless photography and will be led by Los Angeles based artist, Sheila Pinkel. Participants will make cameraless images in both the darkroom and sunlight. They will also be encouraged to use whatever media they have access to in order to represent the flora of Cyprus and its meaning in our lives.

As darkroom space is limited there is a limit of 8 participants per group:

  • Group 1: Saturday September 9th & Saturday September 16th, 10am until 5pm (lunch break 1pm – 2:30pm)
  • Group 2: Sunday September 10th & Sunday 17th, 10am until 5pm (lunch break 1pm – 2:30pm)

Additional darkroom time can be arranged if required.

Those interested should call on 25-372675 to reserve a place by 7 September 2017.

The workshops will be in English and participation is free of charge.

Selected results from these workshops will be included in the exhibition Phenomenological Lightworks at the NeMe Arts Centre (30/09/2017 until 25/10/2017) and the exhibition publication.

Sheila Pinkel is a professor emeritus at the Pomona College, the international editor of Leonardo Journal, the chair of Leonardo LABS and a renowned artist with many awards including: Society for Photographic Honored Educator Western Region (2016), Asian Studies award (2010), Mellon Award (1998), Center for the Studies of Political Graphics Hammer Award (1996), Artist of the Year, City of Santa Monica (1988), Westwood Art Association Annual Award (1977).

Her work is in over 100 public collections which includes the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; MOCA Los Angeles, CA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Musee national d’art modern, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Federal Reserve, Washington, DC; Seattle Museum of Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA; California State University Northridge Art Museum, Northridge, CA; Denver Museum of Art, Denver, CO; Huntington Museum of Art, Pasadena, CA; Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL; Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA; Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL; Palm Springs Museum of Art, Palm Springs, CA; Riverside Museum of Art, Riverside, CA; Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KA; St. Louis University Art Museum, St. Louis, MI; Syracuse University Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY; Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, Kansas; Berkeley Museum of Art, Berkeley, CA; Sears Art Museum, Di xie State University, St. George, Utah; Orlando Museum of Art, St. Petersburg, FL; Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts; University of Alabama Birmingham, AL; Milwaukee Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI.

COST-ARKWORK STSM-Call 2017

COST-ARKWORK is a network funded by the COST scheme that brings together the multidisciplinary work of researchers of archaeological practices in the field of archaeological knowledge production and use. The aim of the network is to make a major push forward in the current state-of-the-art in knowing how archaeological knowledge is produced, how it is used and how to maximise its positive impact in the society.
The focus of ARKWORK is on training the next generation of scholars and stakeholders by involving future leaders of research but also high profile experts employed by the industry and public organisations through events and visits to foreign institutions is a key to the longevity of the outcomes.
COST Action Archaeological practices and knowledge work in the digital environment plans to fund approximately 10 Short term scientific missions (research exchange funding) over the period May 2017-April 2018, with an average funding/STSM of approximately €1500 (a maximum €2500 in total can be afforded to the grantee). Please note that the financial support available via this scheme is a contribution towards the travel and subsistence cost of a STSM and may not necessarily cover all the costs. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals with a high benefit/cost ratio.

Criteria for Funding

  1. The Applicant should be engaged in a research program as a post-graduate student, postdoctoral fellow or be employed in an institution in a ARKWORK member country; ARKWORK member countries can be found at: http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA15201?parties
  2. Applicants are responsible for obtaining the agreement of the host institution BEFORE the submission of their application;
  3. The research subject of the STSM must be relevant for ARKWORK and the STSM must contribute to their aims of the network as described in its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU can be found at:http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA15201?
  4. The Applicant and its host must be from two different ARKWORK member countries;
  5. STSM funding is a contribution towards travel and subsistence costs, and cannot be used as a salary;
  6. Duration of a standard STSM: a minimum of 5 working days and a maximum of 90 days, for ECIs the

    maximum length is 180 days.

  7. All STSMs need to be carried out within their entirety within a single grant period and within the

    Action’s lifetime;

  8. Geographical and gender balance issues will be taken into consideration;
  9. Applications from ECIs will be privileged.

Application Procedure

All applicants must carefully read the funding rules detailed in Section 7 of the COST H2020 Vademecum. This document is available at: http://www.cost.eu/participate/guidelines.

The applicants must register for an e-COST profile at https://e-services.cost.eu/ and submit their STSM applications online at: https://eservices.cost.eu/STSM

After submitting the application online the applicant has to download it and send it as an e-mail attachment together with the necessary supporting documents (CV, full work plan, list of publications, motivation letter, letter of support from the home institution,
written agreement of the host institution) to the STSM Manager, Dr. Dorina Moullou (tmoullou@culture.gr) with the subject “ARKWORK – STSM Application – <applicant’s name>”.

The following information has to be encoded in the on-line registration form:

  • the Action number (CA15201)
  • the title of the planned STSM,
  • the key academic details of applicant, – the work plan,
  • the start and end dates
  • the bank details of applicant,
  • the host institution,
  • requested grant (amount for travel and subsistence).

Application Deadline

There will be three calls for STSM in the 2nd year of the ARKWORK Action:

Call

Applications Deadline

Notification BY

1st

26th June 2017

24th July 2017

2nd

15th Sep 2017

8th Oct 2017

3rd

02nd March 2018

11th March 2018

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NOTE:
THE SHORT TERM SCIENTIFIC MISSION SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY APRIL 22, 2018.
THE REPORT HAS TO BE SENT TO THE STSM COORDINATOR WITHIN 30 DAYS AFTER THE COMPLETION OF THE STSM AND IN ANY CASE BY APRIL 22nd, 2018.

More information is available at

https://www.arkwork.eu/stsm/

ARKWORK STSM Contact:

Dr. Dorina Moullou

STSM Manager, COST-ARKWORK

Department of History and Archaeology, University of Crete, Greece Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, Greece
Email: tmoullou@culture.gr

EU Horizon 2020 Funding Received

We are happy to announce that the Cyprus University of Technology will be participating in the Innovative Training Network POEM (Participatory Memory Practices).

 

 

EU Horizon 2020

 

Innovative Training Network POEM

 

Project Leader: Prof. Dr. Gertraud Koch, University of Hamburg, Germany

Cyprus Coordinator: Dr. Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert, Cyprus University of Technology

Local supervisors: Dr. Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert & Prof. Panayiotis Zaphiris

 

Duration: 2018-2022

 

The Horizon 2020 Innovative Training Network POEM trains future experts for the heritage sector and studies participatory memory practices and digital heritage in Europe. POEM starts in April 2018 with the recruitment of early stage researchers for 13 projects. Two of the 13 projects are being led by the Cyprus University of Technology. The project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie.

 

Participatory memory work is critical to understanding the inclusion of memories across nations and social situation (gender, wealth, education, migration) into institutional memory work and heritage building and thus to acknowledge them as a significant part of the history and contemporary life in Europe. Over four years, and through 13 different projects, we will research participatory memory work; i.e. the strategies and practices of both public memory institutions, like libraries, archives, and museums, as well as individuals and diverse groups, who take advantage of digital technologies and social media to connect publicly, share materials, and participate in a socially inclusive way to remember or celebrate our cultural legacy, such as events, persons and ideas.

 

The innovative training network (ITN), called POEM, addresses the qualification of experts in the heritage sector who are competent with working with the mediatized memory ecology, the changing socio-technical, organisational, legal, economic, and ethical frameworks for the use of cultural materials in digital times. POEM will see the Cyprus University of Technology work with 6 European partner organisations, including the University of Hamburg in Germany, the University of Glasgow in the UK, Uppsala University in Sweden, Aarhus University in Denmark, and heritage experts such as the Museum Europäischer Kulturen in Berlin, and Ashoka, civil society organization based in the UK. Support will also come from well-known international organizations and creative industries partners specializing in open knowledge, data and media literacy, social entrepreneurship and empowerment.

 

Funding comes from the European Union via Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions (MSCA), which supports high quality doctoral-level training and career development in and outside academia. As a European Training Network, the programme will train the next generation of researchers in methods necessary to make significant progress in understanding participatory memory work. The research and training will be structured around three themes to study how connectivities are built by institutions, people and groups, and by memory modalities for a socially inclusive, participatory heritage work and what facilitates or hinders collaboration.

 

COST Action COST-ARKWORK CA15201 Training School 2017 – Call for Trainees

Theme: Studying Archaeological fieldwork, knowledge production, and the digital environment

Date & Location: Athens, Greece,  6.-10. Nov 2017 (5 days)

Local Host: Digital Curation Unit/Athena Research Centre, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, Association of Greek Archaeologists

Venue: Association of Greek Archaeologists

About this Training School

The training school aims to get participants acquainted with the goals, theories, concepts and methods of the study of archaeological practices, by examining state-of-the-art digital field methods and how these have changed archaeological knowledge production in science and heritage management. During the training school we will explore how archaeologists are conducting fieldwork and how they document their work and findings in different countries and contexts. We will further examine how this analysis of archaeological knowledge work can contribute to developing fieldwork practices and the use and usability of archaeological findings by different stakeholder groups.

DOWNLOAD CALL HERE:

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More information here:

https://www.arkwork.eu/2017/05/12/cost-action-cost-arkwork-ca15201-training-school-2017-call-for-trainees/

CALL for Short-term Scientific Missions – ARKWORK COST Action

ARKWORK STSM-Call 2017

We plan to fund approximately 10 STSMs over the period May 2017-April 2018, with an average funding/STSM of approximately €1500 (a maximum €2500 in total can be afforded to the grantee).

Please note that the financial support available via this scheme is a contribution towards the travel and subsistence cost of a STSM and may not necessarily cover all the costs. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals with a high benefit/cost ratio.

Criteria for Funding

  • The Applicant should be engaged in a research program as a post-graduate student, postdoctoral fellow or be employed in an institution in a ARKWORK member country; ARKWORK member countries can be found at: http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA15201?parties (Cyprus is one of the countries)
  • Applicants are responsible for obtaining the agreement of the host institution BEFORE the submission of their application;
  • The research subject of the STSM must be relevant for ARKWORK and the STSM must contribute to their aims of the network as described in its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU can be found at: http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA15201?
  • The Applicant and its host must be from two different ARKWORK member countries;
  • STSM funding is a contribution towards travel and subsistence costs, and cannot be used as a salary;
  • Duration of a standard STSM: a minimum of 5 working days and a maximum of 90 days, for ECIs the maximum length is 180 days.
  • All STSMs need to be carried out within their entirety within a single grant period and within the Action’s lifetime;
  • Geographical and gender balance issues will be taken into consideration;
  • Applications from ECIs will be privileged.

 

More information here: 

https://www.arkwork.eu/2017/05/17/call-for-short-term-scientific-missions/

CYPRUS MUSEUM GUIDE

Book launch on May 18, 2017 (2nd renewed edition)

 

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The Visual Sociology and Museum Studies Lab of the Cyprus University of Technology announces the launch of the 2nd edition of the Cyprus Museum Guide. The Greek edition of the guide will be available for the first time on Thursday, May 18 2017, during the International Museum Day, at the entrance of the Cyprus Museum (1 Museum street, Nicosia) between 7:00 and 9:00 pm. Furthermore, in June 2017, the Cyprus Museum Guide will be published for the first time in English thus filling an important gap in publications related to cultural tourism.

The Cyprus Museum Guide is a book that includes a wide range of information for a hundred two museums, located in the free areas of Cyprus and open to the public. The particular book is an extremely useful tool containing information about the type of each museum, its location, collections, working hours, contact details, entry/ or admission fee, accessibility for wheelchair users, possible organized guided tours, educational activities for adults and children and other activities taking place in the museum setting, the existence of a cafeteria and/ or a museum shop, as well as other important information, that both inform and facilitate museum visits. All the aforementioned information is accompanied and enhanced with rich photographic material, stylish design and practical classification, per district area and per theme. ­

The 2nd edition of the Cyprus Museum Guide is renewed and expanded compared to the 1st edition of 2014. Apart from containing updated information for all museums, it also includes nine newly established museums.

From June 1st, the Cyprus Museum Guide will be available for the price of 10 euros at all Mavromatis bookstores (tel.: 22456122), at selected museum stores and other bookstores. All net proceeds, from the sale of the guide, will be used for the purposes of research and promotion of Cypriot museums.

Open call for artists: AR(T)CHAEOLOGY: INTERSECTIONS OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND ARCHAEOLOGY

This Call invites artists who particularly work with photography to respond to the theme of the International Association of Photography and Theory’s first collaborative project entitled Ar(t)chaeology: Intersections of Photography and Archaeology. The project will run from May to December 2017 and will include regular meetings and a creative process that will result in an exhibition, a parallel one-day seminar, and a visual publication, which will negotiate themes that are considered central to this project.

 The project seeks to investigate the relationship between archaeology and contemporary art photography. Cyprus, an island, the identity of which was born out of contested histories and conflicting narratives, can serve as a case study for the examination of the connection between these two seemingly diverse fields of practice. On the one hand, archaeology in Cyprus is usually seen as the meticulous, objectivity-driven, study of objects, artifacts, and material culture, which o en uses photography as a tool for purposes of documentation, archiving, and representation. On the other hand, contemporary art photography can be seen as an entirely different practice to archaeological processes of presentation and preservation. Yet, both archaeology and contemporary art photography are connected by a common engagement with ideas beyond the tactile, and with an equally significant – often indirect – fascination with affect.

 More specifically, the project wishes to include works that:

  • Explore the role of the artist as archaeologist

  • View the photographic archive as a space of archaeological excavation

  • Address the politics of archaeology (and photography)

  • Involve processes of archaeology and photography

  • Investigate the relationship between museums, archaeology and photography

  • Address issues of authenticity, originality, the counterfeit and fictitious in archaeology and photography

  • Approach critically archaeological knowledge and narratives

  • Re-invent archaeological sites of knowledge through photographic practices

  • Offer alternative forms of preserving the past through photography

  • Explore notions of “extend” (space) and “duration” (time) in both archaeology and photography

  • Reflect critically on the intersections of photography, archaeology and ethnography

  • Engage with landscapes and other fabrics of heritage in photographs

  • Explore – and ‘exploit’ – ruins, absences and erasures through photography

Important Deadlines:

Phase I, DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS | Sunday, May 21st, 2017: 
Submission of proposals for existing ongoing works or new productions. Proposals need to be a maximum of 300 words and to clearly describe the proposed work, its concept and rationale, and its expected contribution to the general themes of the exhibition. They must also be accompanied by short biographies of participating artist(s) (up to 200 words) and, depending on the project, by visual material and technical specifications. All proposals must be submitted electronically
to [IAPT] at: info@photographyandtheory.com. The submitted proposals will be reviewed, and up to 15 proposals will be selected, by an invited Selection Committee based on artistic and conceptual merit. Artists will be notified on the selection by Sunday, June 9th, 2017. A small budget will be made available to the participants for the realization of their work.

Phase II, COLLABORATION / WORK PREPARATION | From June, 2017 to December, 2017:

Selected artists/photographers will then have six months to finalize their projects and prepare for the exhibition. The process of preparing for the exhibition will be based on a collaborative and dialogic exchange between artists and between artists and members of the selection committee and the exhibition coordinator. For this reason, at least four meetings will be scheduled which selected artists will have to attend. During these meetings, artists will be given the opportunity to exchange ideas, discuss their process and progress and offer their constructive feedback for the completion of all projects.

PDF Version below:

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Ανοικτή συζήτηση: Μουσεία και Τεχνολογία

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LECTURE: Photographic Perceptions and Perceptual Mechanisms: From everyday life to the museum, 10.03.2017 at 18:30 (in Greek)

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