Electrohype Support
We who are working at Electrohype, Anna and Lars, would like to say thanks for the support and kind words we have received in connection to the shut down of our activities.
As we have had some problems with SPAM in our guestbook we have decided to close down the possibility to add a comment through our website. You are welcome to send a comment to us by mail. Type "guestbook" in the subject field and we will add your comment to the support list.  
Use this address: info_at_electrohype.org  
   

Helen Evans & Heiko Hansen

Location:
Paris, France

posted: 2005-03-28 13.55
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Thank-you Lars and anna for all your generous energy in creating Electrohype. It was a super festival an every level: inspired and original curation, beautifully and simply presented, organised with transparency and commitment. It is very sad and incomprehensible that Electrohype has come to an end.

Best wishes to you both in your next adventures, wherever they are.

Helen Evans & Heiko Hansen
www.hehe.org

Daniel van der Blij

Location:
Europe - Scandinavia

 

posted: 2005-03-07 17:56
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verdomme!
Fan, ni som jobbade så inih_lvete för detta? Är det "kultur" MAlmö som slår ett slag igen?

Mattias - oncotype

Location:
Europe - Scandinavia

 

posted: 2005-03-03 11:05
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I was also saddened by the news. Electrohype has been one of the years highlights. I still hope you can find a solution.
Thomas Lagoni

Location:
Europe - Scandinavia

posted: 2005-02-27 19:40
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MERDE..!!
The effort you put in to this project was just amazing.
Hope to see you some time soon.

Thomas Lagoni | Digital Artist
Denmark

Nils Claesson (CRAC)

Location:
Europe - Scandinavia

posted: 2005-02-23 16:54
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Hi Electrohype!
If you change your minds about closing down and intend to continue in one way or the other I think that we all different actors in the swedish new media scene like CRAC, Fylkingen, EMS, Splintermind and parts of the Interactive Institute has to sit down and create a lobby that can change the conditions for the production and distribution and funding of electronic arts in sweden.

Nils Claesson
head of CRAC medialab
www.crac.org

Petr Svarovsky

Location:
Europe - Scandinavia

posted: 2005-02-17 12:54
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I don´t really understand it. Electrohype have done so much for good reputation of Swedish and Scandinavian art over the world. Even more - many people´s reaction if the tolk is about Sweden: Malmo, Electrohype. Electrohype obviously worked for good reputation of whole Sweden. Society should be proud of it and take care about it, not to close it down.

jannike brantås och carin

Location:
Europe - Scandinavia

posted: 2005-02-17 09:59
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Carina and I attended the seminar and the beautitiful and important exhibition in Malmö last november. We are a newly established commercial little company working on establishing a market for digital art in organizations and companies with any form of public space. It is a hard business. But we see so many possibilities in transferring art into the public space that we are eager to succeed.

Hearing that you have to close down on these poor premises is really unbelievable and most tragic to the development and expansion of the art field. This country is really closing down on culture. Only art institutions get money. They will bite their behind for the future, too bad they wont discover it until too late. We truly support you in your work.The discussion on future technics through art is essential to us all.

So nice to hear that you still try with this gothenburg thing.
allt the best
twochange/jannikecarina

Erich Berger / Laura Beloff

Location:
Europe - Scandinavia

posted: 2005-02-16 21:22
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we are really surprised what kind of unawareness is shown towards the years
of work electrohype was doing pionier work for media art in scandinavia.
hope somebody would wake finally up.

Michael Hammel

Location:
Europe - Scandinavia

posted: 2005-02-16 20:57
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What a shame. With the closing of Electrohype the electronic art scene has lost one of its longest lasting and most persistent institutions. Electrohype was a cultural bridge between Malmö and Copenhagen.
Now Malmö has lost what we in Copenhagen envied Malmö for, and Malmö is again yet another town in the region.
Electrohype will be missed.

Harold Beckham

Location:
Europe - Scandinavia

posted: 2005-02-16 17:59
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We got five inspiring years. The five years really made a difference and will somehow make a cool mark in the history of digital arts.

Björn

Location:
Europe - Scandinavia

posted: 2005-02-14 13:05
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Malmö politicians once again showing their complete unawareness of what actually makes a city live - not just industry and fancy educational programmes, but also the grassroot movements which are the true pulse of Malmö. Shame, shame, shame on Malmö's politicians!! You are killing your town!

Mathias

Location:
Europe - Scandinavia

posted: 2005-02-08 15:57
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Malmo is spending 25 million on sponsring the American Cup, a 10 day event, but can not afford to give Electrohype 180 000 SEK for running another year. It is really sad...but not suprising.

Warren Furman

Location:
US Canada

posted: 2005-02-06 15:44
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Totally exasperating!

Tania Ruiz Gutiérrez

Location:
Europe - France

posted: 2005-02-06 13:57
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That story about Electrohype closing is certainly a bad joke. It is totally unbelievable that a City like Malmö, which establish officially the cultural development as one of its main concerns, murder an event of this scale. Being invited this year to participate in the exhibition, I had the occasion to meet people coming from England, Germany, France, Switzerland and Austria, exclusively to see this exhibition. Electrohype is a bigger bridge than the one which leads to Copenhagen. I hope that the city will realize this very soon.

Jessica Fung

Location:
US Canada

posted: 2005-02-04 22:14
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It is indeed sad news. Organizations such as Electrohype need to be nourished and grow, not shut down!
On behalf of InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre, I wish you the best of luck in your continuing journey and we will certainly open our doors for you if you ever come to Toronto.

l vilhelm

Location:
Europe - Scandinavia

posted: 2005-02-03 21:22
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A lost to art-life
sad
sad
sad

salu lars
howscandinavianofme.dk

Sebastian Campion

Location:
Europe - Netherlands

posted: 2005-02-02 21:05
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I hope you will be able to look forward, readjust and continue in some different shape as your hard work and devotion has been an inspiration to me and so many others on a local and international scale!

Anders T Carlsson

Location:
Europe - Scandinavia

posted: 2005-02-01 11:42
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I really hope that national fundingbodys could support Electrohype when Malmö city don´t . It is of great importancee with organisations working like Electrohyp!

Norm White

Location:
US Canada

posted: 2005-02-01 11:00
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Curators like Lars Midboe and Anna Kindvall, who have both art savvy and the mangerial/technical skills to back them up, are extremely rare. I can''t understand why the Swedish funding agencies would turn their backs on Malmo''s gaining a significant international arts reputation... at bargain prices at that!

Victor Viña

Location:
Europe - Other

posted: 2005-01-27 20:57
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I am verry sorry to hear Electrohype will close down. After participating in two events with them, all I can say is that I am very grateful for both a very proffesional work and extremely kind relationship with Anna and Lars. All the best for the future.
trine e eidsmo posted: 2005-01-27 20:54
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Why is it that Scandinavians are so afraid of beeing in front of things? Why is it that we're not able to keep a good project, that in spite of beeing very young, based on very limited fundings and beeing far away from Berlin, has made itself one of THE arenas of electronic arts within the Nordic countries and in Europe?
We're well-develloped and wealthy; on top of the world..
I hope it is because the decissionmakers are uninformed, and not because they are ignorant..

JODI

Location:
Other Area

posted: 2005-01-27 13:11
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K4ristian Körner

Location:
Europe - Other

posted: 2005-01-27 10:50
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What a shame to lose one branch of art-life in south Sweden. It is a nessesity for a town to exist on every lewell, some people choose to ignore that fact. Big thank you for some nice years and a worthy ending at Konsthallen. Cheers!

Rasmus Blok

Location:
Europe - Scandinavia

posted: 2005-01-25 14:04
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Just home from Malmö with many of the exhibitions work in memory and a pair of new shoes on my feet - what a shocking message to hear that you have to close down.
When it comes to art, culture and in broad humanistic aspect of society, Denmark normally look to Sweeden for guidence - I guess Malmö City Councel just proved this wrong! - They certainly just made it my last travel to their city for a long time.
But while Malmö might survive without me, they can't in the long run survive without serious support of new art and artists - like Electrohype.

Soeren Pold

Location:
Europe - Scandinavia

posted: 2005-01-25 12:36
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You've done fantastic work, founded a brilliant institution with the last exhibition as the very climax! Hard to understand why funky Malmö seems so obsessed with being reduced to just another suburb. They've killed the best excuse for the Oeresund bridge! Hope to see you active again soon - and have a good rest!

Thore Soneson

Location:
Europe - Scandinavia

posted: 2005-01-24 11:51
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The folding of Electrohype as an active organisation is sad to say symptomatic for a city and region that don´t understand the need for an uptodate cultural policy that vitalize the local and regional, and in the case of Electrohype, also the Nordic and International, art community. In my opinion electronic media and computerbased art should have similar status as the fine arts and media when it comes to public funding. The decision not to grant Electrohype a regular status as art organisation, does nothing to promote Malmo as creative art city in the Nordic countries. on the contrary, it takes the city back at least a decade !!! As a producer and artist involved in creation of new media and active in Sweden / Malmo I do hope that Lars and Anna will continue their work in the local and regional art community and that Electrohype will continue in another shape!

Thore Soneson media producer www.soneson.net

Helge Krarup

Location:
Europe - Scandinavia

posted: 2005-01-23 18:11
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What a shocking and sad message to get!
Electrohype is and has been one of the really important art groups - not to say institutions - in the metropolitan area of Copenhagen-Malmø. It has made it possible for us to see works, that we wouldnt have been able to see. The focus has always been international, which is one of Electrohype´s great features. I find it unbelievabble, that public support has been turned down. (And tragically ironic, since that topic was one of the themes at the extremely well organized conference in november 2004.) For me, who is also a writer of books on video art, experimental cinema, light art, Electrohype has been a crucial source of knowledge for my further studies of computer art. The collapse of Electrohype is fatal.
I thank you Electrohype people for all of your enthusiasm and commitment, and hope, that you will find ways of sharing your knowledge with us in the future.

Yours
Helge Krarup

Jakob Nielsen

Location:
Europe - Scandinavia

posted: 2005-01-22 11:46
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Wonderful exhibition, fantastic work by Anna & Lars and artists, - why...? The fighter spirit is here to stay. Kram, Jakob (call if you need a hand)

Garry Smith

Location:
US Canada

posted: 2005-01-22 06:26
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Enjoy the rest; you'll be back.

Trevor batten

Location:
Europe - Netherlands

posted: 2005-01-21 19:10
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You are one of the few organsiations that have focussed on "process based" computer art instead of the more popular -but perhaps less intellectually and devopmentally valauble -"information based" computer art.
Your investigation into "northern pioneers" is a valuable contribution to wards a desparately needed correction of popular misconceptions regarding the historical traditions regarding the artistic use of the computer
The fact that your exhibition has been presented in Berlin clearly demonstrates the importance and historical value of your work -both within Scandinavia and outside.
It is bizarre that your activities should be terminated by lack of funds -exactly at the moment where you start to prove yourself outside Scandinvia.
A great day for conspiricy theorists -but a bad day for those who are seriously intersted in the development of computer art.

Trevor Batten

Séamas Cain

Location:
US Canada

posted: 2005-01-21 18:21
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I write in praise of the work of ELECTROHYPE. Even in the icy forestland of Duluth, Minnesota, at the western tip of the largest freshwater sea in the world [Lake Superior],the innovative and creative efforts of Anna and Lars are known and respected. They have made a number of positive contributions to the development of new media arts, for their own country and beyond. Their work deserves praise and community support!

Sincerely,
Séamas Cain
http://seamascain.writernetwork.com

Stephen Hurrel

Location:
Europe - Scandinavia

posted: 2005-01-21 16:54
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I was very disappointed to hear about the decision against ELECTROHYPE. This exhibition/organisation is well respected throughout Europe and beyond for their creative and intelligent approach to curating new media art. It seems very short-sighted to stop this cultural energy flowing in Malmo. I hope the exhibition is still travelling to Gothenburg...as many people at Valand School of Art are waiting to see it. Please let us know your future plans, and if there is anything we can do to support you in this.

Thanks.

Mogens / Artnode Foundation

Location:
Europe - Scandinavia

posted: 2005-01-21 12:57
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Electrohype is a major international player in the contemporary new media art scene. Lars and Anna have managed to put not only the city of Malmö but the entire Oresund region on the map. I have met artists and curators around the world, who knew the Electrohype organisation in Malmö but thought Copenhagen was a suburb to Malmö.
Electrohype will be missed by us in Copenhagen (and I will have to turn in my “BroBiz” card to the Oresund.-bridge)

Simon Biggs

Location:
Europe - Other

posted: 2005-01-21 12:14
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The lack of support by the City of Malmo for the Electrohype Festival would appear to be very short-sighted. Malmo is a city emerging from its post-industrial malaise that is succeeding in developing new information and communications industries (such as Nokia). It is important that this is reflected in Malmo's cultural development. Electrohype is an event that functions to complement these broader social developments and thus it makes little sense for Malmo, of all places, to discontinue the support such an event deserves and requires.

C.Anders Wallén

Location:
Europe - Scandinavia

posted: 2005-01-21 11:01
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You have Done a Great Work building up the ELECTROHYPE and the Electrohype - community.
Now Malmö has lost the option, lets go some were else! What you started up must not die, and will not do.
Long live Electrohype.
/anders

Alex Adriaansens/ V2_

Location:
Europe - Netherlands

posted: 2005-01-21 09:52
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Some days ago we got the bad news about the Electrohype, after the closing of Public Netbase and the MIT Lab in Dublin it was the 3d message last weeks about closing media initiatives in Europe. The closing of Electrohype came as a suprise as we have known the event as a very important exchange and presentation platform for Scandinavia. We hope that Electrohype will still find ways of moving on as the gap they leave is something to worry about. If there is support you need let us know. I hope that specifically Scandinavian initiatives will take the lead here to fill this gap and build on the experience that Electrohype brought together in the many years they were active. Knowing Lars and other people from Electrohype they will not stop their work. For this support will be needed. Please let us know about further steps you are taking to move on with your events.

On behalve of the V2_ team
Alex Adriaansens

Mikkel Meyer

Location:
Europe - Scandinavia

posted: 2005-01-20 22:50
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Thank you for some really good and joyful exhibitions. It has been lovely to travel to Malmö to watch digital-art; an art form there isn’t highly represented elsewhere in the region, during all the years Electrohype has existed.
I cannot see any argument for traveling to Malmö anymore, now you are closing, because the city can’t offer anything extremely different from Copenhagen anymore.

What a pity.

Erik

Location:
Europe - Scandinavia

posted: 2005-01-20 18:53
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I didn't even get a chance to experience it, that makes me sad...

Sandor Ajzenstat, Artist

Location:
US Canada

posted: 2005-01-20 18:07
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I was shocked to hear that Electrohype is having to shut down its operations due to cuts in funding.
Electrohype is a vital cultural institution in Sweden. It is certainly known of and highly respected here in Toronto Canada for its leading-edge work in presenting electronic art to Scandinavia and the World. Others have said it and it's true that Electrohype put Malmo on the map as an important centre for media-art and computer-based fine-art.
From the contact I've had with them, I know the Electrohype team are serious and dedicated individuals, working tirelessly to explore and promote current developments in electronic art. Honestly I can't think of an organisation of its type anywhere that is more deserving of funding than Electrohype.

New Media Forum

Location:
Europe - Scandinavia

posted: 2005-01-20 17:51
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New Media Forum (www.newmediaforum.dk), Denmark, have with great regrets received the sad news on the lack of funding for Electrohype
Electrohype has played a major role as knowledgde- and productioncenter in the common Scandinavian effort to highlight and discuss new media. Electrohype has been like a 'big-brother' supporting and always willing to collaborate creating bridges in the regional area - we will truly miss this important insitution and all the generous inspiration fra Anna and Lars.

Søren Krogh

Alessandro Ludovico

Location:
Europe - Italy

posted: 2005-01-20 17:09
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Electrohype work is seminal for the baltic area. They have researched and realized very important exhibitions with talent and skills. Their work is essential for understanding the media art in that region from an historical and curatorial point of view. I personally want to encourage anybody to support their struggle to continue this very valuable effort.

jonijemp

Location:
Europe - Other

posted: 2005-01-20 17:02
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hedja anna and lars
ap were szuper happy to work with you both and hope that your energies and visions will remain to be recognised fully in the near future

best j+m

Fredrik Eriksson

Location:
Europe - Germany

posted: 2005-01-20 16:39
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Sorry to hear that formal bureaucracy would be the end of such an interesting activity, especially now when Electrohype created a name and made people connect Malmö with new electronic art. The amount of money that would have to be invested is nothing compared to the free publicity the town of Malmö has gotten.
Thanks for all and whatever happens, the best of luck to you.

Marcus Nordgren

Location:
Europe - Scandinavia

posted: 2005-01-20 15:43
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It's both sad and really annoying. You're doing a great thing for us in scandinavia and that outght to be obvious to them (Malmö stad). Best luck in the future, and remember, the bits are on your side.

Professor Johnny Golding

Location:
Europe - Other

posted: 2005-01-20 15:31
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Our staff and students and local community artists who have been following (from afar) your brilliant work over these many years are saddened (and somewhat astonished, perhaps...) at the short-sighted decision of the Council. The work that Electrohype has done, and the way in which it has contributed not only artistically -- but also at the philosophical and theoretical levels in this amorous field called 'new media arts' is breath-taking.
Perhaps the Council might wish to give a sober second thought to their decision and, as soon as is possible, reverse what is clearly a mistaken decision on their part.

Professor Johnny Golding (johnny de philo)
Professor of Philosophy in the Visual Arts & Communication Technologies
and Director of Crit/Media/Arts postgraduate Masters-Ph.d. Programme ,
University of Greenwich, London UK

Marius Watz

Location:
Europe - Scandinavia

posted: 2005-01-20 14:57
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It's a sad thing indeed that such a vital resource as Electrohype is not recognized for its impressive past merits and future potential.
Both in a Nordic context and in the local Malmö scene Electrohype has played an important role as an independent organisation outside the institutions, with an output of activities hardly matched by the funding received. The exhibitions and biennials organized by Electrohype have been essential arenas for the development of Nordic electronic art, and not least for the exchange of ideas between artists.
I sincerely hope Malmö kommune reconsiders its decision, or that some other Swedish organisation can come to Electrohype's aid. As it stands, Sweden lacks an infrastructure for encouraging artists working with new media, and Electrohype could easily form the backbone of such an infrastructure.

Reinert Mithassel

Location:
Europe - Scandinavia

posted: 2005-01-20 14:53
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Yat another step backwards, quenching a surge of positive energy. It is a shame that Malmø City joins in on what seems to be a recent reactionary motion for art & culture in all Scandinavian countries. This is indeed very short sighted & poor politics.

Artificial

Location:
Europe - Scandinavia

posted: 2005-01-20 14:19
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We are so sorry to hear this. This is a bleak day for the so-called technological advanced Nordic countries. Electrohype has set new standards for dealing with computer based art forms. We understand and acknowledge the efforts and personal sacrifices you have both made. Hope a solution turns up. Otherwise: you will be missed!
Thomas & Kristine
artificial.dk

Louise Cone, Conservator

Location:
Europe - Other

posted: 2005-01-20 14:17
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I am very saddened to hear that Electrohype cannot get the economical support they need to continue their visionary work. What a shame- considering their enormous contribution to what has got to be the most exciting and promising art being made today.

Janne Stang Dahl

Location:
Europe - Scandinavia

posted: 2005-01-20 12:58
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Electrohype is an important and highly valued organisation promoting and advocating computer based art in Sweden and abroad. It’s a shame that Electrohype is forced to close down because of the lack of funding from the city of Malmö / Malmö City Art Council. Electrohype is a vital resource in the cultural production and exchange, and a great Nordic collaboration partner. Supporting creative fields is an investment!

Janne Stang Dahl
PNEK Production Network for Electronic Art Norway
www.pnek.no

Nils Håkan Lorentzson

Location:
Europe - Scandinavia

posted: 2005-01-20 11:45
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I am very sorry for electrohype and i am sorry for the shortsighted Malmö kommun.
Finally Malmö got something that put it on the map and for very few money indeed.
Another software artist.

miska knapek

Location:
Europe - Scandinavia

posted: 2005-01-20 11:02
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What's the point of cutting the funding of The electroic arts organisation, in - a leading it nation such as - Sweden?
To, shamefully, put this in captialistic terms: Has Sweden forgotten the cultural economy, or is that just relegated to static pieces handing in Stockholm?
The fire the electrohype has lit in all our hearts will keep burning.
Thanks

Jeremy Welsh, Professor

Location:
Europe - Scandinavia

posted: 2005-01-20 10:54
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It was with great regret that I read the news that Electrohype will cease activities due to lack of funding. Electrohype has become recognized as an important resource for the electronic arts in Scandinavia, and is a dynamic, effective and forward-looking organization. Their contribution to the Nordic new media arts scene will be sorely missed by all parties.