International Sputnik Day 2007

Jasmina Tesanovic RSS / 02.10.2007. u 17:16

International Sputnik Day 2007
is a self-organized event by artists and scientists to commemorate the
launch of the first Satellite on October 4, 1957 by the Soviet Union.
The goal of International Sputnik Day is to create a series of small
events � some of them actually grew a bit bigger � to celebrate and

commemorate the historical event.

Participants from 19 cities form a diverse program of dinners, BBQs,
streams, film screenings and lectures. (Budapest, Cologne, Chatillon,
Dartington, Dortmund, Frankfurt am Main, Helsinki, Kopenhagen,
Liverpool, Lisabon, Ljubljana, Los Angeles, Madrid, New York City,
Porto, Santa Monica, Seattle, Toronto, Wiesbaden)

More details are available at Contact:


September 30, 2007

in the evening
Budapest - Anna Balint and Peter Kozma: SPUTNIK LIGHT ART INSTALLATION
at Vajdahunyad Castle. Twelve 3000 m2 projected giant images will
every half minute with simultaneous sound-collage. For the audio
anybody can send a story, any text, just a greeting to the Sputnik.
Contributions to the address [peterkozma.sputnik at],

October 4, 2007

GMT 02:33:33 am | Local Time 03:33:33
Ljubljana - Igor Stromajer and MC Brane vs. BeitThroN vs. Thronus Sound

System: SPUTTNIKK OPPERA (Webstream. 3:33 min)

GMT 07:00 am � 07:00 pm | Local Time 10:00 am � 10 pm
Helsinki - Fine arts Academy and FIXC co-op: FROM THE EARTH
seminar (only in finnish, organised by general studies department and
artists group FIXC co-op, in collaboration with time and space
department and URSA Astronomical Association) with: Markus Rissanen,
Lauri Anttila, Veli Gran�, Pekka Sassi and Milja Viita, Sputnikk
Jussi Kivi, a portable planetarium set 7x7x3m from URSA Astronomical
Association, Sakari Lehtinen (URSA), Mikko Maasalo, Jari Haanper�,
Sassi (all day until night) - access is somewhat limited, please
[kari.yliannala at] in advance.

GMT 11:00 am | Local Time 12:00 pm
Madrid - John Murphy: SPUTNIK. I. VIDEO. (Live Webcast 6-15 min)

GMT 11:00 am | Local Time 02:00 pm
Porto � Ewen Chardronnet : CONFERENCE SPUTNIK DAY at Faculdade de
Ewen Chardronnet will give two conferences to present his work as
intermedia artist in the specific projects �Association of Autonomous

Astronauts� and �Spectral Investigation Collective�.

GMT 05:00 pm � 06:00 pm | Local Time 07:00 pm � 08:00 pm
(Office National d�Etudes et de Recherches A�rospatiales), Franck
in collaboration with Joachim Montessuis for the sound environment and
Julien Bittner for the editing of the images will celebrate the 50th
anniversary of the first launch of an artificial satellite, with
"1957-2007: from Sputnik Satellite to Explorer Art" a creation that
be broadcast exclusively over the Internet.

GMT 05:00 pm | Local Time 07:00 pm
Copenhagen - Jacob Lillemose: DINNER WITH FRIENDS
A toast with vodka, a dinner and listening to the radio and celebrating


GMT: 06:00 pm | Local Time: 07:00 pm
BBQ and Satellite Watch to mark International Sputnik Day the 50th
anniversary of the first orbit of an artificial satellite. Including
badge making to find lost spacecraft and yelling at satellites - at The

Gallery at Dartington College of Arts, Totnes.

GMT 06:00 pm | Local Time 08:00 pm
Dortmund - Francis Hunger: INTERNATIONAL SPUTNIK DAY 2007
Live phone in around the globe, official toast and BBQ at
Guentherstrasse 65 yard,

GMT 06:30 pm | Local Time 08.30 pm
Wiesbaden - Sascha B�ttner: BLUTIGER MISCHWALD CONCERT at
A live improvisation is followed by a Sputnik Lounge at the ESC. The
recording is to be published at

GMT 09:00 pm | Local Time: 10 pm
Porto � Mecanosphere /Semaphore : LIVE FOR SPUTNIK DAY at Audit�rio
Funda��o de Serralves
Portugal once was the country of the navigators and cartographers who
opened and mapped the first nautical routes. The transonic and
trans-national group Mecanosphere teams with Ewen Chardronnet's
infosphere monitoring project �Semaphore�, for two live
performances in
Porto and Lisbon of rough cosmo-sonic mahyem and satellite

GMT 10:15 pm | Local Time 6:15 pm � 12 pm
Toronto - Nina Czegledy, Lori Tureski, Critical Media in collaboration

50 YEARS OF SPACE EXPLORATION at the Toronto Aerospace Museum
They'll have a reception and presentation of new media artist Slavica
Ceperkovic's piece consisting of a continuous loop projection, a
presentation on space era in USSR/Russia (Dr. Zelina Iskanderova,
University of Toronto), a talk on "Space Science and Science Fiction
(Nina Czegledy, KMDI, University of Toronto; Concordia University),
followed by screenings of "My first rocket" (Amir Gavriely & Joel
Robson), "The High Ground" (Michael Lennick, Foolish Earthling
Productions) �Destination: Mars� " (Michael Lennick, Foolish
Productions), Streaming of "Sputtnikk Oppera" live performance from
Ljubljana (Igor Stromajer & Brane Zorman), a discussion/Q&A with
Lennick, for further details see:
free admission

GMT 11:30 pm | Local Time 07.30 pm
New York - Nic Xedro, Jeremy Eilers, Ronnie Bass: NIC XEDRO LIVE GIG
at at the electronics store called Circuit City at Union Square (52
14th Street No. 64, New York, NY 10003) in celebration of the
International Sputnik Day.

GMT 00:00AM | Local Time: 7 PM
Guest panelists will include Von Braun Rocket Team members Konrad
Dannenberg and Ernst Stuhlinger, plus NASA Historian Mike Wright. 7 PM
to 8:30 PM. Huntsville - Madison County Main Public library. 915 Monroe

Street, Huntsville, AL 35801.

in the evening
Santa Monica - Sherrie Rabinowitz & Kit Galloway: CELEBRATING SPUTNIK
Rabinowitz and Galloway, pioneers of satellite arts celebrate the
Sputnik Day with a BBQ and Sputnik/ Beatnik music.

in the evening
Los Angeles - Tenzin Phuntsog and M&A - FILM SCREENINGS & MOLECULAR
Materials & Applications Landscape and Architecture Research (M&A) will

host an evening of Russian space-age molecular cuisine and film
screenings under the canopy of Density Fields, a work in progress by
Oyler-Wu Collaborative ( Special effects for the
evening designed by infranatural ( The dinner is
private event - the film screening will be open to subscribers only -
see for information on how to
become a subscriber! Screening of the documentary "Out of the present"
and "Satland". Address: Materials & Applications, 1619 Silver Lake
Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026,

in the evening
Seattle - Stacey Holland and Eric: SPUTNIK HOUSE PARTY
Stacey and Eric celebrate with a house party. They are active in music
and the arts and plan to invite like-minded friends over to watch,
Race: Race to the Moon, play live music, eat, drink and make plans for
future art/musical endeavors. Perhaps there will be spontaneous "Ode to

Sputnik" tunes created...

in the course of the day
Cologne - Peter Simon: TRACK
Peter creates a special Sputik song on the occasion, more details to

in the course of the day
Liverpool - Markus Soukup: TRACK
Markus creates a special track, which can be downloaded from here

in the course of the day
Frankfurt Main - Verena Kuni aka Miss Gunst: GUNSTRADIO ON SPUTNIK
Verena dedicates a one hour radio show to the Sputnik and the show will

be streamed, archived online afterwards. details to follow.

Oct 5, 2007

GMT 10:00 pm | Local Time 11 pm
Lisabon � Mecanosphere / Semaphore : LIVE AT GALERIA ZDB
The transonic and trans-national group Mecanosphere teams with Ewen
Chardronnet's infosphere monitoring project �Semaphore�, for two
performances in Porto and Lisbon of rough cosmo-sonic mahyem and
satellite interceptions.
(zdb - galeria z� dos bois rua da barroca 59, bairro alto, 1200 -

Oct 6, 2007

GMT 04:00 pm | Local Time: 5 pm
Lisabon � Ewen Chardronnet : CONFERENCE + FILM PROGRAM at F�brica
de Prata,

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Kazezoze Kazezoze 09:43 03.10.2007

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Dear friends,

Our emergency petition to stop the crackdown on peaceful protesters in Burma is exploding, with nearly 500,000 signers from every nation of the world. But the situation in Burma remains desperate, with reports of hundreds of monks being massacred and tortured. Burma's rulers have also killed and expelled international journalists, cutting off global media coverage of their cruelty.

China is still the key - the country with the most power to halt the Burmese generals' reign of terror. We're delivering our message this week with a massive ad campaign in major newspapers, beginning with a full page ad in the Financial Times worldwide tomorrow, and in the South China Morning Post on Thursday. The strength of the ad comes from the number of petition signers listed – can we reach our goal of 1 million signatures this week? The link to sign the petition and view the ad is below, forward this email to all your friends and family!

Peticija se mozhe potpisati ovde

China continues to provide key economic and military support to Burma's dictatorship, but it has been openly critical of the crackdown. Now we need the government to match words with actions. Our ad paints a powerful moment of choice for China in its relationship with the world – will it be a responsible and respected member of the global community, or will it be associated with tyranny and oppression?

People power, on the streets of Burma, and around the world, can triumph over tyranny. Our strength is in our numbers, spread the word!

With hope and determination,

Ricken, Paul, Ben, Graziela, Pascal, Galit and the whole Avaaz team.

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