Contemporary Performance is hosting an online video festival of performance works and excerpts from 06.14.2010 to 07.02.2010. We’ve curated some of our favorite user submissions and online videos from today’s leading contemporary artists and embeded them here. The videos range in purpose and content and include rehearsal videos, process videos, performance documentation, lectures, made for video, dance on camera, video art, and vj.

Controllar, art-pop duo of Thomas Myrmel & Anat Spiegel, spent two weeks in residency at STEIM, studio for electro-instrumental music in Amsterdam. The focus of this residency was to further develop the unique combination of vocals and electronics used in their live performance. Filmed and edited by Vivian Wenli Lin.

Read More

VOW Media will present the process and progress of their most recent workshop, “A Day In Her Life” in Vienna, Austria.

the media art project

invites you to the final conference

02. – 03. September 2010
11:00 to 18:00
Kunsthalle Exnergasse

04. September 2010
WUK Foyer

Read More

Five day video workshop for youth ages 12-19 at the Children’s Museum in Pittsburgh, PA USA.
The One Minutes Junior in association with UNICEF.
July 2010


Read More

Gouda, The Netherlands
Patching Zone, 2008

Read More

Voices of Women Media featured in the mama cash annual report for 2009.
Download the full report
Download the VOW Media section

“We work with women who have been trafficked and with current and
former sex workers. Some of the women have been trafficked into the
sex industry, and some of them were forced into other kinds of
labour, such as bonded domestic work. Most of the women have
migrated from other countries to the Netherlands.

Read More

May 20th & May 21st, 7:30p
(Partly sponsored by Third World Newsreel)
Maysles Cinema
343 Lenox Ave, bet 127th and 128th

Home is a concept that is material, emotional and political. At the heart of the most recent economic collapse, the loss of homes became a major concern, not only from the perspective of people’s inabilityto secure shelter, but also in how within the context of the american dream losing a home became analogous to losing the promise of the capitalist might.

The lack of a home may be different than a lack of home; this series addresses the meaning of home and the definitions individuals, cities, nations and cultures work with when referring to such concept. Themes of displacement, (im)migration, uneven development, autonomous spaces, architecture and memory are recurring in the program.

Curated by denisse andrade

Read More

article by Marije Janssen | woensdag 28 april 2010

link to article

(In Dutch)

In 2007 richtten Vivian Wenli Lin en Pooja Pant de stichting Voices of Women op. Afkomstig uit de Verenigde Staten en Nepal zijn ze nu woonachtig in Amsterdam. Beiden zijn al jaren actief op het gebied van mediakunst, feminisme, gender-issues en activisme.

Voices of Women ontstond met als insteek om de stigma’s die uiteenlopende vrouwelijke arbeiders omringen weg te nemen. Het is een organisatie in ontwikkeling. Na hun eerste project ‘Dissillusionment’ in 2007 waarin ze migrantenvrouwen de kans boden zelf te vertellen over hun bestaan en soms extreme werkomstandigheden zijn ze in 2010, met steun van Mama Cash, begonnen aan een uitgebreid en gelaagd nieuw project onder de noemer ‘A day in her life’.

Read More

No New Enemies Feature
Interview with Maxi Meissner

Growing up as an only child from a strong independent woman from the former GDR I never experienced the need to emancipate or to reflect much about my womanhood. Since I never felt marginalized as a Caucasian woman and since I never had to fight for equal payments, I just did not know what to reflect about. Meeting Vivian Wenli Lin, a video artist with a feminist focus, got me thinking and I hoped that meeting her would deconstruct my image of feminists as bra burning asexual women.

Read More

Hotpot Lab #4: Niche Music Talk
Wednesday, April 14 2010
Venue: STEIM, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134, Amsterdam
Time: 20.30 hrs.
Door open: 20:00 hrs.
Charge: Free

Presentation about San Francisco Bay Area hip hop and the connection to slang.

Read More

Loni Ding

A celebration and memorial tribute to Loni Ding, 1931-2010, will be held on Monday, April 12, 2010 at the Brecht Forum at 451 West Street, between Bank and Bethune, New York City. It will start at 6:30 PM with a potluck dinner, screening of her work and video excerpts of the service and Chinatown Memorial March that happened in San Francisco on March 14. There will be an open forum for people to tell stories, poems and anecdotes about this wonderful woman. Loni’s partner, David Welsh, will be present along with many colleagues and former students.

Loni Ding (Isadora Quanehia Ding Welsh, or Ding Bick Lon) was an award-winning filmmaker as well as a teacher, people’s advocate and community organizer. She was one of the pioneers who launched the Neighborhood Arts Program of the San Francisco Art Commission. As a tireless advocate for social issue documentary, Loni played a central role in the creation of the National Asian American Telecommunications Association (now the Center for Asian American Media) and ITVS, as well as being a leading voice in the Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers. Her television programs have reached literally millions of school children and PBS audiences. Her ground-breaking films include the Color of Honor and Nisei Soldier, about the Japanese American soldier in World War II; the Bean Sprouts children’s series; and Ancestors in the Americas, a television series about the history of Asians in the Western hemisphere.

Read More