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Decentering: Global Electronic Literature Collaboration 
with Electronic Literature Organization Conference & Bergen University (UiB)

04.08. - 23.08.2015

During August 2015, Bergen, Norway is the center of international electronic literature scene. The End(s) of Electronic Literature Festival, including the 2015 Electronic Literature Organization Conference, two evenings of performances, and five exhibitions, is taking place at the University of Bergen and cultural venues all over Bergen. More than 200 international authors, artists and researchers are coming to Bergen for the festival, which is focused on new digital literary and artistic forms that use the computer and the network in innovative ways to create new forms of stories, poetry, and peformance. 

Thursday August 6th:
>> 15:30 - 16:15

Artists, authors, and curators presenting in the show will give a short presentation of the works. 

>> 17:30

Machine Libertine (Taras Mashtalir/Lev Panov) will present “Pythia”, a digital oracle, singing its messages based on Pythagorean harmony principles.

This exhibition focuses on electronic literature produced by international authors and artists outside of the Anglo/American and Western European mainstream, including the countries Brazil, Canada, Peru, Poland, Portugal, and Russia. The works in this exhibit were selected both via an open call and by curators from Poland (Piotr Marecki), Russia (Natalia Fedorova and Daria Khabarova), and Portugal (Alvaro Seiça). Both historical works and contemporary projects are represented. Bringing these diverse collections together provides an opportunity to consider how practices and genres in electronic literature are influenced both by the exchange of ideas on the global network and by important national and regional artistic traditions.

Works presented in the exhibition include: 
"High Muck a Muck: Playing Chinese" by Nicola Harwood (CA), Fred Wah (CA), Jin Zhang (CA), Bessie Wapp (CA), Simon Lysander Overstall (CA), Tomoyo Ihaya (CA), Phillip Djwa (CA), Thomas Loh (CA), Hiromoto Ida (CA), and Patrice Leung (CA); "Small Poetic Interfaces: The End of Click" by José Aburto (PE); "Liberdade" by Francisco Marinho (BR) and Alckmar Santos (BR); "Labyrinth (or a hypertext with an incessantly changing title)" by Jakub Jagietto (PL) and Laura Lech (PL); "Księga Słów Wszystkich (Book of All Words)" by Józef Żuk Piwkowski (PL); "Przemówienia / Speeches" by Marek Pampuch (PL); "Poet" by Michał Rudolf (PL); "Złe słowa" by Piotr Puldzian Płucienniczak (PL); "Cierniste diody" by Leszek Onak (PL); "The Archetypture of Magical Reality" by Andrzej Głowacki(PL); "Roda Lume" and "Signagens" by E. M. de Melo e Castro (PT); "Sintext-W" by Pedro Barbosa(PT); "BwO" by André Sier (PT); "Computer Poetry” by Silvestre Pestana (PT); "Google Earth: A Poem for Voice and Internet" by Manuel Portela (PT); "Amor de Clarice" and "Poemas no Meio do Caminho" by Rui Torres (PT); "Machines of Disquiet" by Luís Lucas Pereira (PT); "Utopias" by Anna Tolkacheva (RU); "Fallling Angels" by Axelroma (RU); "asciiticism" by Ivan Khimin (RU); "Polarities" by Elena Demidova (RU) and Maxim Kalmykov (RU); "Kuryukhin Second Life" by Michael Kurtov(RU); "Focus" by Irina Ivannikova (RU) and Maxim Kalmykov (RU); "Pythia" and "Snow Queen" by Natalia Fedorova and Taras Mashtalir (RU).

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