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ISEA2010 RUHR Excursions

Start: 9:00h, Wed 25 August 2010
Admission: € 10
Meeting Point: Bus station in front of Dortmund Central Station.

  1. Tour Bonn – Animax Multimediatheater
  2. Tour Eindhoven – BALTAN Laboratories
  3. Tour Köln – Museum Ludwig
  4. Tour Marl & Oberhausen – Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten
  5. Tour Oldenburg – Edith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst
  6. Tour Paderborn – Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum
  7. Tour RUHR – Essen/Duisburg-Tour

On Wednesday, 25 August 2010, ISEA2010 RUHR presents an extensive excursion programme. The conference programme pauses for the day to offer all participants the opportunity to take part in these excursions, and visit some of the most interesting museums and exhibitions in the region. There is also the option to go on a tour of the European Capital of Culture RUHR.2010. Our cooperation partners at each destination are looking forward to providing you with an absorbing day!

All trips leave from Dortmund Bus Station in front of Dortmund Central Station at 9:00h. The buses will return to Dortmund between 18:00h and 20:00h.

Tour Bonn – Animax Multimediatheater

Organized by: Bodo Lensch (Animax), and Thomas Hermann (CITEC, Bielefeld University).

Speakers and Presenters: Sam Auinger, Till Bovermann, Sven Hahne , Thomas Hermann, Bastian Kriesten, Bodo Lensch, Katharina Rohlfing, Georg Spehr, and René Tünnermann.

Two of the main focuses of the Animax are the creation and application of aesthetic perception and game environments by means of multi-modal interaction technologies. Collaborative motion- and group-oriented projects are being increasingly accepted by children, parents and teachers. Combining motion- and perceptual components has a profoundly positive effect on motivation, cognition and social behaviour. In the flow of community action, the children develop the ability to observe, organise, and memorise details and to experience spontaneous joy in intellectual tasks.
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9:00h - Departure to Animax
11:00h - Welcome Address, Introduction, Guided tour
13:00h - Lunch Break
14:15h - Keynote Talks, Hands-On Demos, Spotlight Presentations, Guided Discussion
18:00h - Return, Arrival Dortmund 20:00h
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Tour Eindhoven – BALTAN Laboratories

With: Angela Plohman

BALTAN Laboratories, an art and technology lab located at Strijp-S in Eindhoven (nl), hosts a one-day excursion introducing participants to the history and contemporary context of creativity and technological innovation of the Dutch Brabant region.
The excursion will take place at two locations in Eindhoven: Strijp-S, a 66-acre former Philips industrial terrain, once known as the 'forbidden city' and now the largest urban development project in the Netherlands; and the High Tech Campus, an R&D ecosystem of more than 90 companies and institutes, and more than 8,000 people.
In collaboration with 2018Brabant Cultural Capital of Europe | Candidate
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BALTAN Laboratories

9:00h - Departure to Baltan Laboratories
11:30h - Guided tour: Strijp S
13:30h - Lunch Break
14:30h - Guided visit tour: High Tech Campus Eindhoven
17:30h - Return, Arrival Dortmund 20:30h


Tour Cologne – Museum Ludwig

With: Dr. Barbara Engelbach

Museum Ludwig unveils for the first time its complete collection of film and video works. Pieces from 1958 to 2010 tell of not only the history of the moving image in art, but also the multifarious inspiration provided by film. 270 works are on view at video consoles; 55 installations that extend into the third dimension are presented. All the important figures of this art form are represented: Aernout Mik, Janet Cardiff, Mike Kelley and, of course, Nam June Paik.
About the tour: An introduction to and tour of the exhibition Bilder in Bewegung: Künstler & Video/Film – Moving Images: Artists & Video/Film by curator Barbara Engelbach; an opportunity to see the permanent collection.
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Museum Ludwig

9:00h - Departure to Museum Ludwig
11:00h - Introduction to the Exhibition Bilder in Bewegung
13:00h - Lunch Break
14:00h - three different alternatives to choose from: Exhibition Roy Lichtenstein / the permanent Exhibition / City tour
16:00h - Return, Arrival Dortmund 18:00h


Tour Marl & Oberhausen – Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, kitev

With: Dr. Karl-Heinz Brosthaus (Skulpturenmuseum), Christoph Stark (kitev)

The tour visits the Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten in Marl and the art initiative kitev in Oberhausen. The museum presents sculptures from the 20th century to the present. In addition, it has been deeply involved with media art for many years. This summer, the museum presents an exhibition of the winners of the German Sound Art Award 2010. kitev – Kultur im Turm (Culture in the Tower) is a laboratory for unusual interventions based in the old water tower adjacent to Oberhausen's central railway station. The water tower is an incubator and venue for art activities and serves as the first point of contact for project-related stays in the Ruhr area.

Skulpturenmuseum Marl
Kultur im Turm – Kitev
Further Information on the programme at kitev

9:00h - Departure to Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten
10:00h - Introduction to Exhibition of the Klangkunstpreis
12:30h - Continuing the journey to Kultur im Turm e.V., Arrival Oberhausen 13:00h
13:30h - Lunch Break Programme
15:00h - Guided tour and performance: kitev
18:30h - Return, Arrival Dortmund 19:30h


Tour Oldenburg – Edith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst

With: Sabine Himmelsbach

This tour is already fully booked!

The Edith Russ Site for Media Art presents and discusses the world's increasing digitalisation and virtualisation and the influence New Media has on our lives. In addition to its temporary exhibition programme, the Edith Russ Site for Media Art has, with its international stipend programme, become known as place of art production.
About the tour: After an introduction to the activities and objectives of the institution, there will be a guided tour of the exhibition My War: Participation in an Age of Conflict. In the afternoon there will be a visit to Paul DeMarinis' audio installation Rain Dance in the Oldenburg city centre. Afterwards there will be an opportunity to either take a guided tour of Oldenburg, or enjoy the city at your leisure.
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Edith Russ Haus

9:00h - Departure to Edith-Ruß-Haus
12:00h - Welcome Address, Guided tour: Exhibition My War
14:00h - Lunch Break
15:00h - Visit of the audio-installation Rain Dance in the City Centre
17:00h - Return, Arrival Dortmund 20:00h


Tour Paderborn – Heinz Nixdorf Museum Forum

With: Dr. Jochen Viehoff

The Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum in Paderborn is the largest computer museum in the world. The permanent exhibition, which extends across 6,000 square metres of floor space, is a journey in time through the history, present and future of information technology, from cuneiform script through to the internet and robotics. The Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum aims to offer its visitors a hands-on experience. Currently the special exhibition The Adventure of Computer Science, the photo exhibition The Algorithmic Character of Our World and a presentation on Konrad Zuse are on view alongside the permanent exhibition.
Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum

9:00h - Departure to HNF
11:00h - Guided tour: Exhibition Die algorithmische Welt
13:00h - Lunch Break
14:00h - there are two different guided tours to choose from: Abenteuer Informatik / the permanent Exhibition
17:00h - Return, Arrival Dortmund 19:00h


Tour RUHR – Essen/Duisburg-Tour (Guided tour/engl.)

With: Marcus John

Three locations will be visited. The first destination is the Schurenbach slagheap, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the industrial landscape, and where Richard Serra's landmark Bramme für das Ruhrgebiet (Slab for the Ruhr) is installed. A second stop will be at the site of the Zollverein mine, which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2001. Zollverein is today one of the most impressive industrial monuments and serves as a centre of the region's creative industry. Afterwards the tour goes to Duisburg's Inner Harbour near the city centre; the urban showcase project of the city.

9:00h - Departure to Schurenbachhalde Essen Norden to the Bramme
11:00h - Continuing the journey to Zeche Zollverein
14:00h - Lunch Break
15:00h - Continuing the journey to Duisburg Innenhafen
18:00h - Return, Arrival Dortmund 19:00h


On Wednesday, 25 August 2010, there is a guided tour of the exhibition Arctic Perspective by Hartware MedienKunstVerein at PHOENIX Halle, Dortmund. For further information on this ISEA2010 RUHR Partner Event please see http://www.hmkv.de.

Admission: € 10
Start: 9:00h, Wed 25 August 2010
Meeting Point: Bus station in front of Dortmund Central Station.
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