Upgrade! Östersund-Stockholm node propose the first gathering with a series of 2 presentations saturday the 8th of november in Östersund (Sweden) and talks with the audience.
For this first gathering, 2 speakers are invited: Sachiko Hayashi and Imri Sandström.
We invite you to come with us in a minibus for a trip together from Sundsvall to Östersund with a break at the composer Fredrik Högberg who will present us a work in process about Kains kvinna, an opera piece for the premiere of a Internet diffusion concept coming soon.
Free buffé after the debat at 18:00pm in the Folkets Hus in Östersund.
For more details and reservation, contact us: Like Now! (contacts name: Nathalie Fougeras, Björn Eriksson) firstname.lastname@example.org 073-8073972
Where: Folkets Hus in Östersund (Sweden), Krondikesvägen 93
When: Saturday 8th of November, 3:30pm – 6pm
Who : Sachiko Hayashi, Imri Sandström
is a visual artist who primarily works in video and screen-based interactive media. Hayashi holds a BA in International & Cultural Studies with an award winning undergraduate thesis from Tsuda College, Tokyo, a MA with Merit in Digital Media from Coventry School of Art & Design, Coventry University, UK, and completed additional postgraduate studies in Computer Arts at the Royal Univeristy College of Fine Arts in Stockholm. Hayashi’s works exhibit an unique blend of aesthetic and conceptual foundation with the use of technology, as she consistently explores co-relation between image, sound, conceptualisation in art, and discourses in philosophy and other social disciplines.
She is also the Founder of internet network DIAN network. Since 2002 chief editor and founder of Hz, a web journal by Fylkingen in Stockholm, she is also curator of virtual net gallery Hz Net Gallery. Artist in Residence at the Experimental Television Center in New York, 2003. Visiting artist/lecturer at the Department of Art History, the University of Copenhagen, 2003.Nominee of JavaArtist of The Year Award 2003 by JavaMuseum, Germany. Participation by invitation in the workshop “Man Machine” led by curator Björn Norberg at the Interactive Institute, Stockholm, 2005. Curator of video screening programme “Japanese Eye,” compiling 8 young video artists from Tokyo. http://www.e-garde.net/
2002 Gay and Lesbian Studies 10 p, Umeå University, 2002 Art theory, Umeå University 20 p, Umeå University, 2006 Queer theory 5 p, University of Lund, 2005-2007 The Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen (Nordplus exchange program), 2003-2008 MFA, The Academy of Fine Arts in Umeå
She lives and works in Malmö. Imri Sandströms work consist of layers of text. She uses multi-faceted composition to explore the physicality of language(voice) and ideas revolving body, text and power.
Her work focuses on the pleasures and difficulties of living within language, and within
that language, living within the body.
The recuring abscense of bodies, and the re-writings/tellings of narrative structures places her work as a physical link between the medium; the computer, the speaker, and the viewer.
partnerships: Konstkonsulent Länskulturen Jämtlands, Jämtlands läns landsting,
Konstkonsulent Västernorrland, Landstinget i Västernorrland, Härke konstcentrum
Affiliated with Upgrade! International
Excerpts from the video documentation (quicktime):