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Lecture about Media - Art by
Michael Mastrototaro [machfeld]

Academy of Arts in Banska Bystica, Slovakia

lecture machfeld


698 Flushing Ave. #1F
(1 block from Flushing stop on JMZ, 2 from Flushing stop on G)
Brooklyn (E. Williamsburg/Bushwick), New York, USA
Ring buzzer #1F or call 917-345-4379.

Saturday Nov 22nd - 8pm:

Maria Petschnig and Bryan Teoh of Flushnik present "Blinking Lights" - an evening of short film and video art.
"Blinking Lights" brings together the worlds of contemporary art, experimental cinema, new media,
and music video. The first installment of this series will feature nine artists:

Maria Castro
Hubert Dobler
Harald Hund
Alex Itin
Craig A. Knitt
Michael Mastrototaro (aka MACHFELD)
James M. Morrison
Terence Nance
Maria Petschnig

The program will be approx. 50 min. Flushnik looks to foster an ongoing
dialogue amongst a wide range of underground artists and audiences within the city.


"VON BESEN UND BÜRSTEN" (About brooms and brushes)

Object installation by:
Sabine Maier (aka MACHFELD) and Eveline Rabold

Saturday, 15.03.2008 | 5 p.m.
Kulturpark Oberwart / Austria

Inaugural address by:
Nationalratspräsidentin Mag.a Barbara Prammer
and MdEP Christa Prets

Starting point of this project are stories of contemporary witnesses about the year 1938.
After the "Anschluss" (German: link-up) in Oberwart / Austria - Jewish fellow citizens- most
of them jurists, business people, physicians - where forced to clean up the footpath in the front of the
public park in oberwart with brushes. "And other citizens where standing with guns aside..."
Sabine Maier and Eveline Rabold creates an artistic output around the incidents of the 12th march
through objects, videos and sound collagen. Duration of the Exhibition: 16.03.2008 till November 2008

A project as part of zone38:
OHO, Offenes Haus Oberwart

UMAS, United Media Arts |
Strategies in Rural Space IV.


Exhibition: 12.10. - 02.11.2008

FLUSS - NÖ Initiative für Foto- und Medienkunst
A-2120 Wolkersdorf / A

UMAS is an artists’ collective in Durham, Ontario, two hours northwest of Toronto, which dedicates itself to the exchange
of international media art and promotes dialogue between contemporary artists. Founded in 1983, UMAS has run
an “artist in residence” programme since 1993. One of the collective’s protagonists, Ilse Gassinger, is not only an artist
but also a curator and the director of the Durham Art Gallery. We have invited her to report on the work of
UMAS and to present the exchange program.




Film - interdisciplinary Art-Project
by Machfeld (aka Sabine Maier & Michael Mastrototaro),
Sabina Holzer & Jack Hauser

New York, USA 2008

The Story is like that: Modesty Blaise as Miss Coochie or contrariwise invade into the appartment.
Fictive persons are present in it and let the visitor repeat the burglary after the film of the same name by Joseph Losey.
She is not hestiated by her lover. He ditn´t know anything about here visit. She amazed the appartment and don´t one´s mark.

What remines of love?

Filmed with a Spycamera without edditing.
Director of Photography and all other characters are not imaginary nor affinity with individuals accidental.



group exhibition:

Foto by DIVANOVA 08

Michael Pinter Koschel, Eva Ursprung, DIVANOVA08, Anita P. Mörth,
Karl Grünling, ILA, Erwin Stefanie Posarnig and
Michael Mastrototaro

Opening: 18.07.2008, 18:00h
Exhibition: 19.07.2008 - 15.09.2008

K2 - Kunsthalle Semriach, A



Artistic reaseach during the EM 2008 in Vienna
by Sabine Maier & Karin Zeitlhuber

Supported by: Stadt Wien | MA7 - Kultur

die enstehung des nichts

die entstehtung des nichts

Life-performance by Sabine Maier & elffriede

As part of the Reheat Festival 2008, Nickelsdorf / A

Filmdokumentation von WOLFGANG SOHM


Zuerkennung des Förderungspreis für Video- und Medienkunst 2008


Wir freuen uns sehr mitteilen zu dürfen, dass MACHFELD den Förderungspreis für Video- und Medienkunst 2008
des Bundesministeriums für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur erhalten hat und bedanken uns bei allen FörderInnen,
KollegInnen und FreundInnen die uns auf unserem bisherigen, künstlerischen Weg begleitet und unterstützt haben.

We are happy to announce that MACHFELD got the "Promotion Award for Video and Media Art 2008"
sponsored by the Austrian Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture.
Thanks to all our Supporters, Colleges and Friends, which took part on our artistic journey.


We were invited to show a 120 Min. selection of Videos from the Video-Archiv by impulstanz

a project by
19.07 - 09. 08.2008
KUNSTHALLE WIEN/project space

foto fluss

MACHFELD was participating at:
Der musikalische Alltag der digital Culture

Initiated by: Werner Jauk / grelle musik
Inst. für Musikwissenschaft, KF-Uni Graz/Austria

net-conference : net-performance
Ein (All-)Tag der digital Culture

DOM im Berg, Graz/Austria
1. July 2008, 10am - 10pm

foto fluss

Michael Mastrototaro was participating at the:

Exhibition: 21.04.2008 - 20.06.2008
Cultural Centre - Modern Gallery

Gornji Milanovac , Serbia

Foto by Ernest Pointner

Contemporary Art from and about South Africa

Artistic direction: MACHFELD (aka Sabine Maier & Michael Mastrototaro)

Marcus Neustetter & Stephan Hobbs, South Africa
Students of the Cityvarsity Johannesburg, South Africa
Students of the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Introduction: Ruth Horak

FLUSS - NÖ Foto und Medienkunstinitiative
Schloss Wolkersdorf / Galerie 1
Schloßplatz 2, A - 2120 Wolkersdorf / A

Sabine Maier, Myself #3, 2007

Michael Mastrototaro, Banska, 2008

Exhibition "Die Neuen"
FLUSS - NÖ Foto- und Medienkunstinitiative
Schloss Wolkersdorf / Galerie 1
Schloßplatz 2, A - 2120 Wolkersdorf / A


Lectures about V-SL a media Art-Project for Second Life
by Michael Mastrototaro (aka MACHFELD)

California State University, Los Angeles, USA
University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

and artist talk by Michael Mastrototaro
Fishbon, Event Lab
at the Fishbon Pescadrome

101 S. Quarantina in Santa Barbara, CA / USA


(aka Sabine Maier & Michael Mastrototaro)
Ö1 Kunstradiosendung as part of the exhibition JOEYS.
13.01.2008 | 11.05pm - 11.45pm (Ö1 Kunstradio)

In cooperation with studends of:
University of Wittwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa
Cityvarsity Johannesburg, South Africa


by MACHFELD (aka Michael Mastrototaro & Sabine Maier)

medien.kunstlabor Graz (Kunsthaus Graz)
Graz / A

Artist in Residence (as part of the project)
Marcus Neustetter & Stephan Hobbs / ZA

Supported by
stmk schrottwolf