÷ Thurs-Sun, 04/21/-04/24/2005 ::
3rd International Linux Audio Conference LAC2005, Lectures and Concerts ::
For the third time now, the International Linux Audio Conference is being held at ZKM. It again offers developers and users of Linux and Open Source Audio Software a forum for the exchange of information, for discussing projects, and for presenting music. Well-known software developers from the entire world report on their projects in the course of the symposium. The lecture program includes contributions to themes such as hard disc recording, MIDI sequencing, software synthesis, interface design, spatialization and Linux audio distribution and also addresses questions of the licensing of free software and free music. This year’s opening speaker is Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano of the renown CCRMA - »Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics« at Stanford University [USA]. Furthermore, Paul Davis [USA], the chief developer of Ardour, will attend and offer an introduction to the software.Unless otherwise indicated, lectures will be in English.
In addition to the presentations, there will be two concerts and the »Linux Sound Night.« Presented here will be works that have been produced using Linux or Open Source Software: Thurs, 21 and Sat, 23 April: Concerts ZKM_Cube, 8pm, Tickets € 5/3 | Sat, 23 April :: Linux Sound Night: ZKM_Music balcony, starts at 9.30pm, Tickets € 5/3.
[LAC 2005 Thurs-Sun, 04/21/-04/24/2005 => www.zkm.de/lac]
÷ Sat, 04/22/2005 :: Coolhunters -
Youth cultures between the media and the market,
Exhibition Opening ::
Unlike any previous generation today's youth lives in a thoroughly commercialised and mediatised world. There is no need, no interest that the market and the media are not prepared to materially and symbolically satisfy. Correspondingly, young people offer highly diverse and multi-faceted images of themselves and their youth cultures to the public. How could they be portrayed? And how do they find their own, self-determined way, their own identity and coolness in confused times and spaces?
The exhibition Coolhunters offers some answers to these questions: It seeks to recognize young people in the mirror of their objects and practices. Works from numerous artists, which document and reflect everyday life, are presented besides examples of youth culture phenomena, such as clothing, accessories, and the like. The exhibition offers a different look at the everyday and invites to fantasize about alternative ways of living. In a special architectural environment, modelled on a huge skater half pipe, central aspects of young people's experiences today are touched upon. Presented in six modules - Body/Object, Language, Violence, Space, Time, Gender - the photographs, video pieces and installations enter into dynamic relationships, thus enabling especially young visitors to an independent reflection on the self and the world without subjecting them to a didactic commentary. The website www.coolhunters.net aims at encouraging young people to actively engage with the topic »youth culture«.
[Opening: Fri, 04/22/2005, 7pm | Exhibition: 04/23/-07/03/2005 | ZKM guest exhibition at the Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe]