Coinciding with the Republican Convention in New York, over 20 international net artists and digital artists broadcast a new collaborative art-polemic with a focus on how Bush and the US Republicans negatively influence every locality around the world.

All multimedia performances were created live, online on Furtherfield's VisitorsStudio. These were projected at Postmasters Gallery's RNC NODE, a way-station, which served as a physical node of an ad-hock public broadcasting, a system of online, real time protest performances and alternative news actions. All online streams were also output in local bars and projections from windows.

Live Mix Archive

Here you can access an edited archive of the 30 hours of performance created during this unique event. Just click on participants names below.

Sunday 29th August

4-7pm NY (9-12pm BST)     Maya Kalogera, Marc Garrett and Patrick Lichty
7-10pm NY (12-3am BST)   Moport.org & Glowlab

Monday 30th August

4-7pm NY (9-12pm BST)      Chris Webb, Concrete Myrth & Sim
7-10pm NY (12-3am BST)    Lewis Lacook & Alan Sondheim, Sheila Murphy

Tuesday 31st August

4-7pm NY (9-12pm BST)      Helen Varley Jamieson, Karla Ptacek, Vicki Smith & Bea Gibson
7-10pm NY (12-3am BST)    Joseph and Donna McElroy

Wednesday 1st September
 
4-7pm NY (9-12pm BST)      Neil Jenkins & Roger Mills
7-10pm NY (12-3am BST)    Digitofagia vs. Autolabs

Thursday 2nd September

4-7pm NY (9-12pm BST)      Michael Szpakowski & Ruth Catlow
7-10pm NY (12-3am BST)    Ryan Griffis & Mark Cooley
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 DissensionConvention FAQs

  1. Was the VisitorsStudio open to other participants during Performances?

    You could watch the mix, chat and heckle but only listed artists had access to the mix during scheduled performances.

  2. When can I use theVisitorsStudio collaborative mixing facilitites?

    Between programmed performances, anyone can explore the VisitorsStudio, mixing others' multimedia files and uploading your own content.

  3. What files can I upload?

    YES: Jpeg, swf and mp3 (up to 200k)
    NO: exe, mov, gif

  4. My mp3 sounds weird and plays back at the wrong speed ?

    Make sure your original audio file is recorded at 22 or 44 kHz, and the mp3 is not encoded at over 160 kbps

  5. My flash animation plays too fast/too slow

    The VisitorsStudio movie runs at 25 fps, so best to make your flash anims at this speed.

  6. Can Flash files include action scripts?

    Some work fine, others put a strain on the server.......we do have some special techie notes, if you need them please just ask

  7. I have a question that you haven't answered here?

    Please contact us if you have any questions or suggestions.


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