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Written by Michela Pilo   
May 10, 2006 at 01:22 PM

Sarah Cook and Beryl Graham

Tickets: $25 Every Day Pass/$5 daily pass
When: Monday - Friday, Aug. 7 - 11, open 3-6 PM, workshops at 4 PM
Where: VIP Suite, McEnery Convention Center, 150 W. San Carlos St., San Jose
[Between Almaden Boulevard and Market Street]
Curators: Sarah Cook and Beryl Graham/CRUMB

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The Curatorial Resource for Upstart Media Bliss (CRUMB) will be hosting workshops based around 'a nice cup of tea and a sit down' at ISEA. Their self-styled 'Crisis to Bliss Centre' and blog hopes to address the various crises practitioners in the new media art field (artist, curator, festival organizer) have or are experiencing. Theraputic activities will include eating home-made cookies and drinking tea, napping, unplugging, stretching, screaming, talking, reading and general problem solving. Doctors (of the academic kind) will be on hand to dispense advice, review work and suggest collaborative solutions to crises of all kinds.

Workshop 1 (Monday August 7, 4pm)

Jon Thomson and Alison Craighead and strategies on how to balance art and life online and off.

Workshop 2 (Tuesday August 8, 4pm)

Saul Albert and Wojciech Kosma invite you to play some interactive games and participate in some democratic, media-tastic decision-making processes to address the various financial and personal volunteerism crises in the new media art field.

Workshop 3 (Wednesday August 9, 4pm)

Faciltator TBC (or perhaps not needed at all!) for a discussion about the role of a curator in a field where the work is distributed through alternative networks and channels to the gallery/museum.

Workshop 4 (Thursday August 10, 4pm)

Caitlin Jones and some confidence building games for new media curators who have been outsourced from their institutions.

Workshop 5 (Friday August 11, 4pm)

A special guest appearance by Sandy Stone and some impromptu theatrics designed to tease out the tensions between a critical avant-garde edge and assimilation into a canon.

Numbers are limited so you need to register and buy tickets from ISEA for the 4pm workshops.
Drop-in sessions are on a first come, first served basis and additional hours can be arranged according to need. If the workshops are oversubscribed, additional teatime sessions will be arranged for the weekend. Check the blog for cookie recipes and details:


Curatorial Resource for Upstart Media Bliss:

A Nice Cup of Tea and A Sit Down
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