Crossing Over

curated by Nina Czegledy & Iliyana Ned­kova
at T R A N Z < — > T E C H, the 2nd Toronto Inter­na­tional Video Art and new Media Bien­nial, Octo­ber 11–14, 2001, Lat­vian House, 359 Col­lege Street, Toronto

CROSSING OVER http://www.mediascot.org/ was born in the after­math of the bloody, vel­vet, singing, vir­tual – and often mis­un­der­stood – rev­o­lu­tions that have been delin­eat­ing a new Europe since the late 1980s.

From its incep­tion in Novem­ber 1996 CROSSING OVER has been fos­ter­ing con­tacts between the iso­lated young art-practitioners. The imme­di­ate goal was to ini­ti­ate prospec­tive con­tacts, dis­cuss var­i­ous pro­duc­tion pos­si­bil­i­ties and end up with a clear-cut con­cept and pro­duc­tion strat­egy.

CROSSING OVER has pre­sented five incar­na­tions in main­land Europe, the UK and USA. In Octo­ber 2001, Toronto becomes the first Cana­dian city to host the event. CROSSING OVER#6 explores the issues of tower block liv­ing, urban/rural regen­er­a­tion, cul­tural migra­tion and net­work­ing. The new series will be intro­duced by co-curators Iliyana Ned­kova (Foun­da­tion for Art&Creative Tech­nol­ogy, Liv­er­pool) and Nina Czegledy (Crit­i­cal Media).

CROSSING OVER6 Com­mu­ni­ties, 2001
Fea­tured artists:
KINGA ARAYA (Poland/Canada), LUCHEZAR BOYADJIEV (Bul­garia), OKSANA CHEPELYK (Ukraine), PHIL COLLINS (England/Northern Ire­land), ANNE-MARIE COPESTAKE (Scot­land), SAMANTHA HARRIE (Eng­land), ANDREA LANSLEY (Eng­land), LALA RASCIC (Bosna and Hertzogovina/Croatia). GUIA RIGVAVA (Georgia/Germany), PAUL ROONEY (Eng­land). LEVENTE SIPOS (Hun­gary), CHRIS SPEED (Eng­land)

co6 has been pro­duced with the finan­cial assis­tance of the Daniel Lan­glois Foun­da­tion for Art, Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy, North West Arts Board, Liv­er­pool School of Art and Design, John Moores Uni­ver­sity, APEX­Changes, Euro­pean Cul­tural Foun­da­tion and Crit­i­cal Media.

co6 has been co-curated by Iliyana Ned­kova and Nina Czegledy. It has been co-produced by FACT in part­ner­ship with Mersey Film and Video, First Take, Media Sta­tion, Inter­na­tional Cen­tre for Dig­i­tal Con­tent, MITES, Ten­antspin, Liv­er­pool Hous­ing Action Trust and Odeon Cin­ema.