Audio + Video DVD
This is the first release of pd~, presenting artworks performed at the first pd~convention in Graz, 2004. A potpourri of audio, video, audio-visual and documentary works of artists that participated at the 1st international pd~convention in Graz, autumn04.
More information can be found at: http://pd-graz.mur.at/
and at: http://puredata.info
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“(…) The city of Graz has a broad tradition in the development and exploration of new directions in contemporary art. Thanks to the encouraging combination of performance, production, and development of art in Graz, a lively artistic scene in the city is dealing with current developments in technology and the arts. Graz is also the home of the IEM (Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, University of Music and Dramatic Arts), where Pd is actively supported and developed. This combination of an scientific and artistic approach in a single city made Graz a perfect spot for the event. Furthermore it is the home of the people who were organizing the convention.
In the beginning, the loose team of the “Pd Stammtisch Graz” was meeting at unregular intervals to discuss Pd and it’s applications, and organized its first Pd-focused event in june 2003: “create/destroy”
After Reni Hofmueller of ESC has been to a visit in Barcelona, where she met some Pd users, she and Michael Pinter of reMI expressed the idea of organizing a Pd developer meeting in Graz. After some discussion with the other people of the “Stammtisch”, it was clear that the meeting should be held as a bigger convention, not only focussing on the development, but also on arts and on the community itself.
This desicion was made approximately 8 months prior to the scheduled date. Although this was not very much time to organize such an event, the coorporation and personal devotion of many organisations and individuals has allowed this idea to grow into a successful convention.
The Convention’s Goals
Allow people who have contact via email for several years (sometimes daily) to meet in person.
Share knowledge in lectures, workshops and presentations
Present the broad spectrum of art that is created with pd, and allow the artists to meet.
Give a “face” to the community
Contribute to the collective development of such a wonderful piece of work: Pure Data
Core Team of pd:
Reni Hofmueller, Michael Pinter, Franz Xaver, Winfried Ritsch, IOhannes Zmoelnig, Peter Plessas,… ”