1. Madrid. Fundación Telefónica Arte y Vida Artificial. VIDA 1999-2012. April – Dec 2012 The competition of Art and Artificial Life LIFE was created by Fundación Telefónica in 1999 to promote artistic creation based on new technologies and has become one of the most prestigious art awards in the encounter between art, science and technology . Throughout its thirteen editions, LIFE has awarded works of art developed with artificial life technologies and related disciplines such as robotics, artificial intelligence, chaotic algorithms, computer viruses, biotechnology, virtual environments or sound sculpture and 1,478 projects were submitted from over 50 countries.
This exhibition project, curated by Karin Ohlenschläger, makes clear how the concept of artificial life in relation to art and the existence of different ways to investigate and deal with the dialogue between art and new technologies and exhbits previous winners including Stanza for the “The Central City” project an internet art project from 1997 – 2004.
2. Austin Texas “The Future Of Imagination” Friday September 7th 2012.
Stanza will perform Soundcities. ( www.soundcities.com). During the performance Stanza operates the soundcities applications and soundmaps on three laptops these generate sound control data and image data. This is basically a live world tour of city sounds as music. These machines are connected to a mixing desk. Images are coming from the website projects. Performances during the eight years have been heavily focused on the sounds of cities, the database live and soundmaps. Selected performances have included: The Arts Depot in North London, DorkBot in Ghent Belguim, The Samsung Media Centre Korea, The DANA Centre London for Cybersonica, Delux in London, open-digi Brixton, Test Portal Holland, Digifest inToronto, the Museo Tamayo in Mexico City.
3. Zebrastraat Ghent from the 14th until the 22st September. Stanza will exhibit Capacities.. (http://www.stanza.co.uk/capacities/index.html) “Capacities Life In The Emergent City” captures the changes over time in the environment and represents the changing life and complexity of real time space as an emergent artwork. Capacities goes beyond simple single user interaction to monitor and survey in real time the whole city and entirely represent the complexities of the real time space as a shifting morphing and complex system. What you see is a sculpture representing the emergent properties of the environment the sensors network is placed situated. In this case the city .