LAPTOPSRUS conferenceMuseo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
June 4 & 6, 2010
Auditorium 200, New Building, Plaza del Emperador Carlos V, s/n, 28012 Madrid

LaptopsRus - Generation Laptop Real Time

LaptopsRus in association with Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía presents “Generation Laptop Real Time” mini-conference. LaptopsRus is a network initiative which holds public MEETING | REUNIÓN with woman live performers in a tournament setting for its 2009-2010 touring season. Launched at Vision’R in Paris in Spring 2009, LaptopsRus with its invited and open call VJs / Live performers has played each season based on the 4 classic elements. In summing up the one year touring, LaptopsRus presents an all out 4 season live performance at Matadero Madrid, accompanied by an AVlab workshop at Medialab PRADO Madrid and a conference at Reina Sofía.

While digital art in installation/DVD Format has claimed exhibition space in the museums, the dynamic real time visual/audio processing works, , mostly presented at clubs and AV festivals, are yet to be explored and exhibited at the museum quarters. The conference, bringing together artists, curators, theorists, critics, practitioners, scholars, organizers and interventonists, provides a platform for critical review of contemporary AV live performance and further networks today’s laptop generation.


June 4 (Friday) 11:00 - 14:00
SESSION 1 - IN PROCESS: coding AV live performance
The current 'scene' of AV live performance is constantly redefining the codes of processing AV materials. In this panel, we review terms of live processing with live performers, artists, trend watchers and cultural commentators. How can we advance the apprication of live art, processing art, code art as the most lively art form today ?

June 4 (Friday) 16:00 – 19:00
SESSION 2 - RIOT GIRLS TECHNO QUEEN: the rise of laptop generation women
We give a special spotlight for the rise of woman laptop generation. Tracing back cyberfeminism of early 90s to the emergence of social network and free software communities, This panel heralds a vibrant network of performing women claiming their space and bookmarks on the Net.

June 6 (Sunday) 11:00 – 14:00
SESSION 3 - IN ACTION: patching the networks
While we discuss the current AV performance practice and network possibilities, we focus the debate on - Collective action vs. Personal accent, commons vs.editions, public e-space, social network vs. urban screens. As we breathe the network culture daily, how can we further expand cross-platforms of AV performance?

Performance Matadero (June 4 & 5)

Workshop Medialab Prado (June 5)