[ISEA98] FACT — revolution98: exhibitions and events in Liverpool and Manchester


revolution98 is the largest and most ambitious programme of electronic arts projects ever staged in Britain. Taking in more than 100 diverse projects by artists from over 25 different countries, it takes place simultaneously in Liverpool and Manchester and can be found in galleries, theatres, bars, clubs, trains and on the internet.

revolution98 is organised by the Foundation for Art & Creative Technology as part of ISEA98. ISEA,the annual lnternational Symposium on Electronic Art is the foremost event of its kind in the world. ISEA98, the ninth symposium, has been organised as a partnership between the Foundation for Art & Creative Technology (FACT), Liverpool John Moores University and Manchester Metropolitan University.

FACT takes great pleasure in welcoming all isea98 delegates to Liverpool. We hope you’ll join the thousands of visitors to revolution98 in enjoying the six weeks of exhibitions and events staged across the cities ofLiverpool and Manchester.
The Foundation for Art & Creative Technology
The UK’s leading development agency for video and electronic media art.

revolution98 Curatorial team

  • Director: Eddie Berg
  • Lead Curator: Charles Esche
  • Revolting Project Manager: Micz Flor
  • Project Manager and Curator: Cindy Hubert
  • Associate Curator: Virtual Revolutions: Iliyana Nedkova
  • Project Assistant: Fee Plumley
  • Associate Curator: Sound & Music: Helen Sloan
  • Associate Curator: Mercurial States: Mickela Sonola
  • Revolution98 project advisors
  • Steven Bode, Colin Fallows, Bush Hartshorn,
  • Helen Sloan, Mike Stubbs, Christine Van Assche


With thanks to all the revolution98 website artists: Apsolutno, Yugoslavia; Artworld Anonymous, Hungary; Anne Baker. England; Andy Best & Merja Puustinen, Finland; David Bickerstaff, England; Brook Andrew, Australia; Shu Lea Cheang, USA; Susan Collins, England; Elizabeth Gertsakis, Australia; Madge Gleeson, USA; Ken Goldberg, USA: Graham Gussin, England; Karen Guthrie & Nina Pope, England; Alexei lsaev, Russia; Jodi, Spain; Tiia Johannson, Estonia: Zoe Leoudaki, Greece; Jose Macas de Carvalho, Portugal; Tapio Makela & Susanna Paasonen, Finland; Juliet Martin. USA; Nelli Rohtvee, Estonia; Nikola Velkov, Macedonia.

The European Commission Supports Audiovisual Events Film Festivals have profound cultural, social and educational importance and play a role in the creation of a large number of direct and indirect jobs in Europe. They constitute a promotion and distribution network, which is a necessity for European audiovisual production. They favour the emergence of new and talented creators and familiarise a young audience with European cinematography. They also organise numerous and varied activities for the benefit of European cinema.
The European Commission is closely involved in the development of European cinema and supports film festivals, which contribute actively to the promotion and distribution of European audiovisual works throughout the Member States. This action aims to reinforce the links between the European public at large and films produced in Europe. About fifty festivals across Europe benefit from this financial contribution. Every year thanks to the activities of these festivals and to the support of the European Commission, about 10,000 audiovisual works, which reveal the diversity of European cinematography, are exposed to a public of almost two million spectators.
Furthermore, the Commission supports the activities of the European Coordination of Film Festivals, which favour cooperation between festivals as well as the development of joint projects, which reinforce the positive impact of these events on European cinema.
Through the financial support of the European Commission, FACT has been privileged to work in partnership with C3 (Centre for Culture and Communication) in Budapest, Muu Media in Helsinki, Fournos Cultural Centre in Athens and Fundacao de Serralves in Oporto. Special thanks to our European partners for their contribution to the website selection.



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