INTERACCESS MECHA KUCHA

MECHA KUCHA: 30 Years with InterAccess

On Thursday, January 16, 2014, a culmination of concepts, tools and devices, and other terms of reference that have shaped and transformed new media art practices over the last three decades, will be manifested in a jam packed evening of 3-minute talks by 30 practitioners.

mecha kucha - an onomatopoeia in Japanese, meaning 'messy, mixed-up, all over the place, and wacky' or it could mean 'really really, or super duper'.

Mutating the popular Pecha Kucha presentation format somewhat, InterAccess's MECHA KUCHA aims to mix things up by intermingling decades, media, forms, disciplines, pasts and futures. We invite 30 practitioners from diverse areas to present and perform their terms of choice.

Everyone coins his own terms of reference in his own context; this shoptalk fills the vacuum created by the lack of any standard, generic term of reference."
- Bill Perry on "Computerese", NEXPRESS, January 1986

SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
Jeremy Bailey
Eric Boyd
Roberta Biuani
David Bobier
Micha Cárdenas
Cecily Carver with Dames Making Games
Dug Claxton
Adrienne Crossman with Videofag
Rob Cruickshank
Nina Czegledy
e-fagia
skot deeming
Judith Doyle
Robert Hengeveld
Layne Hinton
Marisa Hoicka

Caroline Langill
Amos Latteier
Julie Nagam
Paulette Phillips
Geoffrey Shea
Greg J. Smith
Camille Turner
Norman White
and more!

MUSICAL GUEST:
This is Awesome
(Christine Bougie, Joshua Van Tassel & Dafydd Hughes)

"A society is defined by its amalgamations, not by its tools...tools exist only in relation to the interminglings they make possible or that make them possible."
- Deleuze & Guattari

The aim of the event is to performatively construct a common toolbox for insight into the specific practices constituted through new media art practice locally and beyond over the years. By taking a non-linear, non-chronological approach, the MECHA KUCHA hopes to enliven and enrich new media modalities and energies generated by the community to take into the future.