Friday, July 17, 2009


It's not as over the top as ART BASEL or the VENICE BIENNIALE, but Manila has gotten way cooler by holding it's first international new media ART festival. It will be a week long affair that will showcase emerging trends in new media from top European and Asian artists. Check out programs like Eye2Ear that will feature cutting-edge music and moving images and performances by Iron Egg, Tad ErmitaƱo, Rubber Inc., Caliph8, Innovative Noise Collective, Arvie Bartolome, Icconnu ictu, Tengal, Elemento, Etniktronica, Nyangbinghi, Mannet Villariba, Trojan Whores, Eggboy among others. Also discussions on interactive design, networked culture, open source software movements, interactivity, data visualization, bio-technology, DIY electronics, open-source hardware, computer/electronic music, and sound and video art lead by Peter Tomas Dobrilla, Christiaan Cruz, Jerneja Rebernak, Emma Oto, Aether9, EXIST and Diego Maranan as part of the 5-day festival in cooperation with MMC KIBLA and the Asia-Europe Foundation as a follow up project to the ASia-Europe Art Camp New Media Series.

It all starts off with a party on July 21, 2009, 6PM at Gweilos, Makati. I'm going to be there. Check out the schedule and details here: ASEUM

The Living Room is sponsoring accomodations for ASEUM participating artists Angelo Vermeulen of Biomodd (top) and Peter Tomaz-Dobrila of KIBLA Slovenia (bottom).