UAMO FESTIVAL 2016
to the Einstein Cultural Center in Munich, Germany
from NMHU Media Arts
Saturday April 30th In Media Arts West, Production Room
901 University Avenue, Las Vegas New Mexico, 87701
NEW CITADEL BROADCAST
New Citadel is an ongoing project that speaks to theories of urbanism, the post industrial
landscape and property/shelter as a perpetual social struggle. The work allows for
the design, construction, and disintegration of a city to reveal and critique the social and
often chaotic processes that make our urban landscape.
Visitors to New Citadel are simultaneously creators, participants, archivists and collaborators
in a process that puts them in control of New Citadel’s destiny. In this new version we
will use images, the everyday sound, and video of Cairo compiled by Egyptian-American
artist Amanda KM to produce the motivating and driving force of a New Citadel. The citadel
will be broadcasted live to Munich as part of UAMO Fortress.
Amanda KM (Cairo) & David Sanchez Burr
(Department of Media Arts and Technology,
New Mexico Highlands University)
NMHU Media Arts Students (Julian M. Blythe, Jeff Burdick, Jonathon J. Cordova, Tiare M. Gallegos, Terence D. Garcia, Taj T. Mathis, Ivana R. Vidal, Andrea M. Gallegos, James Hunyadi)
UAMO – Urban Art and Media Organisation
The intention of the organisation is to support national and international artists on an interdisciplinary level.
Since the foundation in 2003, the non-profit association has been annually organising a four-day art festival in the city of Munich.
The festival’s theme to which the artists can present their works varies each year.
UAMO considers itself as a platform for artists of all kinds, and thus, since the first festival in 2004 up till now, more than 300 artists from over 20 countries have presented their works.
The festival brings art and culture enthusiasts together with the artists.
The comprehensive supporting programme today includes, besides readings and evening events, also workshops where visitors can become creatively active.
Since 2011, apart from the annual art festival in Munich, the UAMO City Tour also takes place focusing on local artists of the respective cities.
All works shown on site can also be seen at the annual UAMO Art Festival.