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ISEA2015: The 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art
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Melentie Pandilovski

Video Pool Media Art Centre
Director
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
I am a media art theorist/historian, curator, and critic. I work as Director of Video Pool Media Arts Centre in Winnipeg, Canada. I have curated more than 150 exhibitions and organized numerous symposia, conferences, and workshops, in Europe, Australia, and Canada, such as: “SEAFair” (Skopje Electronic Art Fair) in the period 1997 – 2011; "Toxicity" in 2013-14, and “Marshall McLuhan & Vilém Flusser Communication & Aesthetics Theories Revisited”, in Winnipeg, Canada in 2012; “Biotech Art – Revisited” in Adelaide, South Australia in 2009, etc.
My theoretical research deals with examination of the links between art, culture, technology, individual identity, and consciousness. Consultant editor of Artlink's "Bio Art: Life in the Anthropocene" (2014); Editor of “Energy, Biopolitics, Resistance Strategies and Cultural Subversion” (2012), “The Apparatus of Life and Death” (2012), “Art in the Biotech Era” (2008). My publications include: “How biotechnology and society co-constitute each other”, Technoetic Arts Journal, Intellect Ltd. 2012; "On Modes of Consciousness(es) and Electronic Culture", In Glimpse, Phenomenology and Media, San Diego, California, 2000, "The Position of Culture in Southeast Europe" (2000), "Consciousness and Electronic Culture", In Consciousness Reframed (Catalogue of 4th International CAiiA-STAR Research Conference) (Perth 2002), “The Apparatus of Life and Death” (2010) and “Energy, Biopolitics, Resistance Strategies and Cultural Subversion, Skopje, Macedonia (2011); etc.
I haves worked on numerous projects with the “Syndicate” – international network. My artistic projects include the Internet project “Welcome Back to the Empire” (1996-7, and 2011), the solo exhibition “TV Experiment” in Skopje, Macedonia, in 1987, and a project with-in “Tik- Tak –Tok”, an international inter-disciplinary collaboration consisting of two exhibitions of artists’ clocks and time machines, in Dundee (Scotland) and Skopje (Republic of Macedonia) in 2000 and 2002.