digitalSHORTS

empyrean, Melinda Rackham’s online multi-user VRML world “that questions the nature of virtual space” has won the Sound-Space Award (for interactive sound works in the 3D space of the internet) at the Stuttgart Filmwinter (www.filmwinter.de) in Germany. Incorporating sound design by Mitchell Whitelaw with additional scripting and modelling by Horst Kiechle, empyrean can be viewed at www.subtle.net/empyrean. The jury commented, “Rackham’s visual style, use of sound, and her deep existential inquiry into the colonisation of cyberspace made her the Sound-Space jury’s unanimous choice.”

Submissions are open for CD-ROM and web-based work to be highlighted at MILIA, the interactive media market at Cannes from February 10-14. The AFC will showcase Australian work that has been completed in the last 12 months & distribute flyers on upcoming projects. Contact Rachel Sinclair, 02 9321 6436, r.sinclair@afc.gov.au/.

Cyber Cultures: Sustained Release, the Casula Powerhouse’s touring digital arts exhibition, will be launched at Mercury Cinema in Adelaide on March 2. First of the 4 modules is Animation Playground, followed by Post Human Bodies at Ngapartji Multimedia Centre. New Life begins in May and Infectious Agents in October. Contact Adele Hann, 08 8410 0979. Check out the RealTime website for reviews and an interview with curator Kathy Cleland in our Working the Screen feature.

Fuselage, an interface between digital arts and design in the form of a new magazine, website and regular exhibitions, was recently launched in Sydney at the Rubyayre Gallery, Surry Hills. They are looking to promote the work of emerging artists. Unusual and challenging work will be featured.

RealTime issue #41 Feb-March 2001 pg. 20

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1 February 2001