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upgrade! skopje - international meeting

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wednesday september 10, 2008 – monday september 15, 2008
skopje, macedonia
The third international Upgrade gathering will be taking place in Skopje, Macedonia, September 11-14, 2008.

Chain Reaction is the annual exhibition and symposium presented by the Upgrade! International organization for 2008. The gathering, which will involve curators and artists from the Upgrade nodes that are working in 27 cities, and which is aimed at both fostering inter-network communication and collaboration as well as exposure of art and ideas to a broad public audience. In Skopje the gathering incorporates an exhibition, symposium and publication as well as a programme of screenings and performances.

The theme is reflective on one hand of the propagation of Upgrade itself ? a distributed, worldwide network composed of autonomous cities ? and on the other hand as a theoretical provocation to the fundamental question of interactivity and response in art and media art practice.

The gathering is being co-produced by five Upgrade nodes Upgrade Skopje, Upgrade Belgrade, Upgrade Berlin, Upgrade Sofia, and Upgrade Istanbul.



thursday september 11, 2008 – sunday september 14, 2008
skopje, macedonia
A city is a construction in space over a long timespan.
All experiences are related, all senses are mixed. Stories, sounds and images are contextualised into a dynamic database. The growth of the city is a continuous succession of phases.

The city as a shifting entity: from the frantic movement of rush hour madness to the slow giant's pace of urban development, movement is the defining feature of a metropolitan environment.
Every unit, whether person, building or stray dog has it's own viewpoint, formed by the past and projected to the future.



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