The Media City

March 22 - April 3

From March 22 – April 3, 2010, the Netherlands Media Art Institute and Time Frame will host ‘The Media City’ workshop, dedicated to the exploration of narrative architecture and social interaction on public spaces.

The Media City is a specialized project development workshop for urban projections, taking place in Amsterdam. From March 22 to April 3, eight international artists from Sao Paulo, Lima, Durban, Douala and the Netherlands will be given the opportunity to explore the possibilities of visual programming interfaces for urban facades, and develop their own site specific concept.

The Media City investigates architecture as narrative and social interaction in public space. It is investigating how these specific languages, spaces of cultural meaning, can be translated into media art projects, in which similarities from African and Latin American cities can be found and re-interpreted in Amsterdam.

Architecture plays an important part in the formation of national identities and, hence, the project holds a great potential of allowing artistic examinations into national boundaries, similarities and trans-national visions.

Tutor: Alexis Anastasiou, Director / VJ of Visualfarm (BR)

Selected artists for the workshop: Gloria Arteaga (PE), Lucas Bambozzi (BR), Edwin van der Heide (NL), Doung Jahangeer (ZA), Walter Langelaar (NL), Goddy Leye (CM), Marnix de Nijs (NL) and Mayura Subhedar (IN/NL).

There are possibilities for artists and art students to participate in the workshop.

Participation: drinks and lunch € 10 per day.
Please send your CV and short motivation (max100 words) to
Please specify your level of expertise on the following software: After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop, Final Cut, Modul8 and Pandora's Box.

This event includes three semi-public lectures. These evening sessions with artists' presentations will try to gather as much expertise and viewpoints as possible, and will foster discussions about the workshop theme among artists, theoreticians, cultural workers and audience. The sessions are interlinked and designed to initiate an ongoing discussion among the participants (English spoken).

These three evening sessions are open to the audience:

1. Tuesday, March 23, 20:00 – 22:00: Gloria Arteaga, Edwin van der Heide and Doeng Jahangeer

2. Monday, March 29, 20:00 – 22:00: Alexi Anastasieu, Goddy Leye and Mayura Subhedar

3. Thursday, April 1, 20:00 – 22:00: CANCELLED
Admission is free, English spoken.

More info:
The Media City is part of the TIME FRAME project, developed by the Netherlands Media Art Institute and Miguel Petchkovsky. TIME FRAME investigates the intersection of media, technology, art and society in the current contemporary art practices in Africa and Latin America. This project functions as a platform that stimulates and promotes sustainable media art training, discussion, production and the transit of new artwork in Europe, Africa and Latin America.

Artists URLs:
Alexis Anastasieu:
Lucas Bambozzi:
Gloria Arteaga:
Goody Leye:
Doung Jahangeer:
Marnix de Nijs:
Edwin van der Heide:
Walter Langelaar:
Mayura Subhedar:

Blog’s URL:

The Media City is made possible with the kind support of the Mondriaan Foundation.