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15th International Symposium on Electronic Art [ISEA2009]

Belfast, Northern Ireland
August 23 – September 1, 2009

Presented by the University of Ulster, in co-operation with the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology and the Dundalk Institute of Technology and with support from the Belfast Visitor & Convention Bureau, the Northern Ireland Department of Culture, Arts & Leisure, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, and other parties. ISEA2009 took place under the auspice of ISEA International.


The ISEA2009 conference and workshops took place at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall, and the adjacent BT Riverside Tower and Hilton Hotel. Two pre-symposium days were organised, respectively in Coleraine and Londonderry, at the University of Ulster’s local Campusses. After the Belfast symposium, 2 more days were organized, first in Dundalk and then in Dublin (Republic of Ireland).

The main Art exhibition took place at Ormeau Baths Gallery, the Golden Thread Gallery and the Foyer Gallery of the University of Ulster Belfast. More exhibits were held at sites across the city. A seperate exhibition and event was focussing on the creative industries. There was a Performance Night at Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC) of Queen’s University Belfast. Connected to the trips to Coleraine and Derry/Londonderry excursions were organised, respectively to the Giant’s Causeway (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and a tour of the historical Londonderry/Derry City walls.


Organising Committee

  • Kerstin Mey, ISEA2009 Artistic Director — Acknowledgements
  • Kathy Rae Huffman, ISEA2009 Curator
  • Cherie Driver, Executive Producer
  • Chrissie Cadman, Paul Mühlbach & Emma McClintock, Associated Producers
  • Mark Cullen, Sarah Edge, Karen Fleming, Pat Griffin, Saoirse Higgins, Cahal McLaughlin, Aoife Ludlow, Frank Lyons, Andy Miah, Paul Moore, Greg O’Hanlon, Caroline O’Sullivan, Terry Quigley, Una Walker & Terence Wright, Organising Team

International Programme Committee

  • Liam Doona, Dun Laoighaire Institute of Art Technology and Design, Ireland
  • Beryl Graham, CRUMB, University of Sunderland, UK
  • Leah Hilliard, NCAD, Dublin, Irleand
  • Kathy Rae Huffman, independent curator, USA/Germany
  • Alejandro Jaimes-Larrarte, Independent Researcher, Columbia
  • Daniel Jewesbury, Artist, Writer, Critic, Northern Ireland, UK
  • Ryszard W Kluszczynski, University of Lodz, Poland
  • Monica Narula, Sarai, New Delhi, India
  • Stephen Partridge, University of Dundee, UK
  • Melinda Rackham, Anat, Adelaide, Australia
  • Julianne Pierce, Executive Producer, Blast Theory , Australia/UK
  • Pedro Rebelo Director of Research, SARC, Queen’s University Belfast, UK
  • Peter Richards, Director Golden Thread Gallery Belfast, UK
  • Mike Stubbs, Director, FACT, Liverpool, UK
  • Rasa Smite, RIXC, Riga, Latvia
  • Mare Tralla, Artist, Estonia /UK
  • Marion Walton, Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Lonce Wyse, National University of Singapore


  1. Proceedings 
  2. Catalogue
  3. Photos
  4. Artefacts