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
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.