Electrofringe | This Is Not Art [Australia]

As part of the “This Is Not Art”-Festival the Electrofringe-Festival is a hands-on, all-in new media arts festival dedicated to unearthing emergent forms, highlighting nasßcent trends and encouraging young and developing artists to explore technology and its creative possibilities. Electrofringe | This Is Not Art Festival will take place in Newcastle/ Australia from Thursday 27 September – Monday 02 October 2007.

Electrofringe 2007 represents the 10th anniversary of the festival. The festival’s calls for proposals and submission have now closed however the first program announcement is coming very shortly.

“This Is Not Art” … for five days conference venues and re-invigorated shop spaces around Newcastle’s Civic Precinct come alive with panels, workshops, artists’ presentations, forums, exhibitions, performances and gigs (most of them free). People from across Australia come together to: get their hands dirty with emerging electronic arts and music craziness (Electrofringe); explore The Word via comics, hip-hop, comedy, storytelling, journalism, spoken word, blogging & other emerging forms ( National Young Writers Festival ); skillshare with independent music label provocateurs ( Sound Summit ); or check out research, new visions and posturings by post‑graduate critical writing students ( Critical Animals ).

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