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Friday Feb 21st, starting at 6pm, join the Houston Audubon at Discovery Green for various bird related activities.
At 7pm, there will be a screening of Su Rynard’s stunning documentary “The Messenger” with a brief introduction and artist talk by Lina Dib.


 

 


Lina Dib on KPFT’s The Houston Hour with Catherine Anspon and Mister McKinney. Jan 2, 2020

Facebook Live recording of the segment with Mister McKinney HERE

 


 


 


Here and Now
Multi-channel sound installation
Discovery Green Brown Promenade
Houston, TX
November 22, 2019 – February 24, 2020

 



There Is No Going Back
20-channel sound installation
Sculpture Month Houston

Oct 12-Nov 30, 2019
Site Gallery Houston
1502 Sawyer St, 77007


Texas Contemporary Art Fair
October 11-13, 2019

Booth D11/SpaceHL
Limited edition of 5 sound boxes for North to South and Back


Silent Exclamation, Video Program curated by stARTup Houston exhibitor, Felipe Lopez.

Hotel Icon, October 11-13, 2019

A 90 minute loop of the work of various artists based on silent protests:

Rachel Gardner
Lina Dib
Haley Bowen
Meghan Hendley
Outspoken Bean
Sergio Trevino
Jonatan Lopez
Preston Boyer
Michael Walrond/ SHDWSOFDUST


Flats presents Movie Night

One Night Event: Saturday, August 17, 2019 / 3809 Rosedale St, Houston, TX 77004

Featuring the work of Lina Dib, Preetika Rajgariah, JooYoung Choi, Krista Steinke, and Britt Thomas
Co-curated by Peter Lucas and Emily Peacock 
Hosted by artist Iva Kinnaird

FLATS is co-produced by Jessi Bowman and Cris Skelton

 

Slow down and Listen: Lina Dib’s Breakthrough at Space HL 
by Henry G. Sanchez | June 24, 2019

 


Like There Is No Tomorrow
Lina Dib with Taylor Knapps

On Governor’s Island with SWALE and SpaceHL, June 23 – July 21, 2019
Commissioned by the Union of Concerned Scientists
Visit us at House 15 in Nolan Park!


Image courtesy of David DeHoyos

Like There Is No Tomorrow
Projectors, Motion Sensors, Custom Software

“It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist; the threat is rather to life itself.” – Rachel Carson

Like There is No Tomorrow is a large-scale interactive video installation that examines species decline in the Anthropocene. Footage of the Gulf of Mexico’s Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary is brought to the surface on Governor’s Island at Swale House. As viewers move in front of the work, the underwater images of the corals turn white. Watery and whimsical, slow and ephemeral, this work is a reflection on the root of the word disaster – to be under a bad star, headed in the wrong direction. By tuning in to these at once beautiful and troubled places, we may begin to find new stars, to find new ways to navigate and redesign our relationships within natural systems.

Commissioned by the Union of Concerned Scientists, and part of the nation-wide Science Rising movement, the work highlights the important role of science in civic engagement. 

Special thanks to Dr. Adrienne Correa and NOAA Scientists at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary; Paul Middendorf; Mary Mattingly; Rice University’s Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences; and Rice University’s Strategic Initiatives.


North to South and Back Listed #1 on Glasstire’s Top Five shows to see in Texas: June 13, 2019.


Transitory Sound and Movement Collective with North to South and Back

June 3, 2019, 7:30pm at SpaceHL
1303 Cullen, Houston, TX

Transitory Sound and Movement Collective will be performing a new site-specific work “A Conversation Amongst Friends About Friends We Never Knew” within Lina Dib’s 20-channel sound installation “North to South and Back.”

 


North to South and Back Birds of Spring Cocktail Pop Up!

May 23, 2019, 7:30pm-11pm at SpaceHL
1303 Cullen, Houston, TX

 


Saturday May 18, 2019, 7:30pm at SpaceHL
1303 Cullen, Houston, TX

Duo Ivette Roman-Roberto and Gabriel Martinez will be performing in conversation with North to South and Back.


North to South and Back

SpaceHL 1303 Cullen Blvd. Houston TX 77023 503-819-9656

North to South and Back
May 4 – June 9 2019 ** EXTENDED until July 7 **
Opening reception May 4, 6-9PM
Artist Talk May 23, 7:30PM

 

 

Zugunruhe is a word used to describe a certain kind of restlessness animals exhibit when they feel the compulsion to migrate. This urge to move was first reported by farmer and amateur naturalist Johann Naumann in the early 1800s. He noticed that caged migratory birds would flutter anxiously and show signs of shifting sleep patterns around the time that other birds of their species were beginning to migrate. Lina Dib’s immersive multi-channel sound installation, North to South and Back, exhibits this observed urge to move. The work is composed primarily of bird sounds and focuses on species that migrate yearly through Houston, TX and the surrounding region. The compositions that make up this piece also include bird sounds made by human immigrants to Houston, such as the artist herself. North to South and Back points to Houston’s diversity and highlights various ways that life on earth is marked by, and even sustained by, movement.

Zugunruhe isn’t the only force driving populations to traverse perilous distances in order to thrive. Several of the bird species featured in North to South and Back are in decline due to climate change, encroachment and deforestation. Acting as ghosts in the system and sentinels for the future, songs of extinct birds join the choruses of migrating birds and humans.

This exhibit is made possible in part by the City of Houston and the Houston Arts Alliance. Special thanks to the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Taylor Knapps, Paul Middendorf, Ryan McGaw, Daniela Antelo, Siddharth Bharadwaj, Rebecca Novak, Jibin Philip, Josan Pinto and to the other participants who contributed sounds.

Space HL 1303 Cullen Blvd. Houston TX 77023 503-819-9656
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THRESHOLD
Listed as the #1 show to see in Texas by Glasstire Dec 6, 2018
On view Nov 24th, 2018 – Jan 13th, 2019
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St, Galveston, TX, 77550
Opening Reception Saturday, November 24, 2018
6:00 – 9:00pm
Artists talks at 6:30pm

Image courtesy of Katrina Barber
Image courtesy of Katrina Barber

 


Like There is No Tomorrow
On view  Oct 4th – EXTENDED through Nov 30th
Main Street Projects, 3550 S Main Street, Houston, Texas, 77002

Oct 4th, 7-10pm, Reception in conjunction with Mid-Main Houston’s October First Thursday block
party.
Oct 11th, 6pm, at Rice University, Sewall Hall 309, Ocean Optimism talk by Nancy Knowlton. 
Oct 15th, 6-8pm, at Main Street Projects, “Explore Our Backyard Coral Reef” workshop with marine biologist Dr. Adrienne Correa.  Free and open to the public. 

Art for Science Rising

Image courtesy of David DeHoyos

 

TEXAS CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR, Sat Oct 6th, 2:30pm
Panelist: Lina Dib / artist, Xandra Eden / DiverseWorks, Terrell James / artist, Paul Middendorf / galleryHOMELAND
 
Join us for a captivating panel discussion on the current state of making, collecting and funding the arts post Hurricane Harvey and beyond.  During this discussion creatives and civic leaders work through the new methods being taken post disaster.  Working through the dialogue of the changing landscape of the economy and creative markets, panelist discuss the new directions being taken in the rebuilding of the art market as well as preparation and precautions being exercised local and nationally. Wether an artists, administrator, or art collector, Disaster Beyond will help better understand the changes and new progressions within the arts and get a grasp on future preservation.  
 
Lina Dib (left) and Terrell James (right)

 


Disaster Beyond: Mattingly/Dib/Middendorf: A Panel Discussion of a Post Harvey Environment and Beyond
July 18, 2018 | 7–8 pm
Winston Gallery
2426 Bartlett St. Suite D, HoustonTexas 77098

GalleryHOMELAND invites you to a panel discussion with artists Mary Mattingly (NYC), Lina Dib (Houston), and curator Paul Middendorf (Houston). The panelist will work through solutions and evaluations of the current situation of Texas and beyond, working through this recent disaster and projections of the future.

Dib, Mattingly and Middendorf (left to right)

 


Veso Vega – “Beaches” Music Video

The music video for Beaches by Veso Vega was filmed in front of Threshold, the interactive, video-wall art installation created by artist Lina Dib and technical designer Taylor Knapps for display at Day for Night 2017. 

Read more here.

 


FY2018 Support for Artists and Creative Individuals Grant
GRANT TERM: April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019

“This new grant opportunity redefines the definition of what a traditional artist is and can be. The creative economy forms an integral part of Houston’s vibrant business industry and creative individuals who work in everything from photography, music, video and more are what help keep our city prosperous.”  -Mayor Sylvester Turner

 


After Harvey: What Now?
Friday April 13th: Round Table
Cultures of Energy Symposium 2018

 


Welcome to the Vortex

April 12th, 2018, 7PM-11PM.
Lawndale, 4912 Main St., Houston, TX

Welcome to the Vortex takes its inspiration from Yayoi Kusama and David Bowie, James Turrell and Anish Kapoor, whose work crosses several genres and plays with scale, light, and color to disrupt our sense of normalcy. The event will feature newly commissioned works by artists in the Lawndale community. 

 


The Ends of Our Index Fingers Are Mute

March 23rd – April 23rd, 2018, 7 days a week, 6PM-10PM
Opening reception: Friday March 23rd, 6PM-10PM, featuring a performance by Daniela Antelo at 7PM.

 

With Daniela Antelo, Bradly Brown, Brenda Cruz-Wolf, Tony Day, Lina Dib, Trey Duvall, Erik Hagen

We are contained in what appears to be something disastrous. We’ve tried to come up with a cure or a means of escape. We are mesmerized. We can’t stop looking and pointing. This feels epic and somehow grandiose. Like the view from a mountaintop. But we aren’t on top of any mountain. We are in the gutters, looking at the stars as they say. Join us as we bemoan our pointing and celebrate the sublime natures of which we are part.

The Solar Studios are located at Rice University on College Way Loop and Alumni Dr. between Herring Hall and Hanzen College. Here is a Rice campus map link

Sponsored by Rice University’s Strategic Initiatives and the Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences, and in part by a grant from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.
Special thanks to Colin Hendee, Taylor Knapps, Rob Purvis, Tish Stringer and METALabs.

 

 


“Dear Data”

Lecture for the Spring Faculty Workshop: Visual Assignments Across the Curriculum, Rice University, April 6.
CWOVC Center for Written, Oral and Visual Communication 

 


Plays of Light and Shadows

February 6th – February 20th, 2018, 12:00PM – 10:00PM
OPEN HOUSE: February 17th 3:00PM – 7:00PM

Experiments by Tish Stringer, Lina Dib and Taylor Knapps.

Outside In Upside Down:
Container Obscura Experiments by Tish Stringer

Tish Stringer turns the world on its head in a shipping container at the Solar Studios at Rice University with ongoing camera obscura experiments through the month of February.  Visitors into this dark room view the outside world projected upside down using the simple magic of light.
On view daily before sundown.

Another container is transformed into a reading room featuring books about camera obscuras, the history of photography and cinema, and various creative techniques using light and shadows.

Once Again and Then Some More:
Finally, in the evenings, viewers will have the opportunity to play with their own shadows on the sides of the containers. Lina Dib and Taylor Knapps’ recent experiment is an interactive piece that allows viewers to play with their former self. Delayed shadows accompany real-time silhouettes in a dance between past and present.
On view daily after sundown weather permitting.

The Solar Studios are located at Rice University on College Way Loop and Allumni Dr. between Herring Hall and Hanzen College.

Sponsored by Rice University’s Strategic Initiatives and the Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences. Special thanks to Colin Hendee, Rob Purvis and METALabs.

 


Day For Night
December 15th – 17th, 2017

Post HTX, 401 Franklin St., Houston, TX 77088.

 


Texas Biennial
Oct 23, 2017 – Nov 21st, 2017
Gaddis Geeslin Gallery 
Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas
Artist Lecture :  October 26th, 2017 5pm.

 


“Yes, We’re Open? New Evidence, Accidents, and Discoveries Through Collaborative Ethnography of Place-Making in Brooklyn”
American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting Executive Session,
Minneapolis, Nov. 16, 2016, 2pm    

 


A M B I E N T 3
July 3rd, 2017: 10PM-11PM at Walter’s.
Ambient Performance with Taylor Knapps and DJ ADSR

 


Art and the Anthropocene 
Johnson Space Center Houston, Building 1958

June 29th – July 7th.
Pool of Sound + Like There Is No Tomorrow
Artist Reception: July 7th, 2017,  1PM-5PM

 


 

Fossilized Houston presents “Like There is No Tomorrow”, a series of interactive installations at Rice University’s solar powered JuiceBOX containers. The exhibit examines species decline in the Anthropocene through the works of local Houston artists. On view April 13th – 23rd, hours 7-10 PM Thursdays – Sundays.

Join us for a reception on April 22nd from 5-10PM. Come and paint a collaborative coral reef mural, and enjoy video projections, sound installations, and more.

JuiceBOX containers are located at College Way Loop and Alumni Drive between Herring Hall and Hanzen College.
Sponsored by Rice University Strategic Initiatives.

 


Art and the Anthropocene
Keynote Round Table
Cultures of Energy Symposium 2017

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ATM (Artist Time Management) Machine
Debt Fair/Occupy Museums
Whitney Biennial
March 17 – June 11, 2017
Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014

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Sonic Breakdown, Extinction and Memory. continent. Issue 6.1 / 2017: 18-19

 


Pool of Sound
Galveston Art Center
Jan 14 – April 16, 2017

2127 Strand
Galveston, TX, 77550

 


O’O’ The Day After Tomorrow
Four channel sound installation
Double Digits: Lawndale’s Artist Studio Program, 10 Years and Counting
Grace R. Cavnar, John M. O’Quinn, and Cecily E. Horton Gallery

November 11 – December 22, 2016
Opening Reception

Friday, November 11, 2016
6 PM Artist Talks
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Opening Reception
Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX.

 


MEET THE FUTURE: FOSSILIZED HOUSTON
DiverseWorks
Texas Contemporary Art Fair 2016
Saturday, October 1
5:00 – 6:30 pm
Join Fossilized Houston in attesting to the anthropocene and species bearing witness.
Make your own mark at a drawing party while listening to a sound environment of technological and biological extinction.

Haver, M. 2016. “Meet the Future: Fossilized Houston and Sounds of Extinction,” CENHS – Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Sciences, Oct 12.

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dib-fh-meet_the_future-texas-contemporary2Images courtesy of Maureen Haver


Survival-lists

Texas Contemporary Art Fair 2016
GalleryHOMELAND
Sept. 29- Oct. 2, 2016

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Image courtesy of Paul Middendorf

Pool of Sound
SITE Silos on Sawyer Yards
Nov. 6 – Jan 30, 2016
1502 Sawyer Street, Houston, TX

Glentzer, M. 2016. “Silos Make Fun Site for Art Installation.” Houston Chronicle. Jan 20.
Mendoza, L. 2015. “Interdisciplinary gallery opens in arts district.” Rice Thresher. Nov 10.
Tommaney, S. 2015. ” Repurposed Rice Silos Play Host to Mysterious, Surreal World.” Houston Press. Nov 9.
Cohen, M. 2015. “Art Valet: Local art makes for a wonderful ‘SITE’.” Glentzer, M. 2015. “SITE Houston Turns Silos into Art.”
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Pool of Sound
Interactive installation
SOUNDING BOARD

Society for Ethnomusicology
Dec. 3-6, 2015, from 3:00-8:00 pm
Companion Gallery
908E 5th St., #106C, Austin, TX

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…a structure behind or over a pulpit, rostrum, or platform to give distinctness and sonority to sound

 a device or agency that helps propagate opinions or utterances

 a person or group on whom one tries out an idea or opinion as a means of evaluating it…

This collective sound exhibit showcases the creative work of scholars attentive to the spatial, acoustemological, and ethnographic potential of sound. This SEM SOUNDING BOARD aims at operating in the interstices between sound-as-episteme and sound-as-performance, sound-as-symbol and sound-as-affect, sound-as-ethnography and sound-as-art.

Loomis, J. 2016. “SO! Amplifies: Sounding Board Curated by Leonardo Cardoso.” Sounding Out. Jan 18.

 


Power Tower
with Paul Middendorf at Art League’s The Loft
Houston Fine Art Fair I NRG Center 2015

Power Tower HFAF

 


 
A B C D • Josh Bernstein, JooYoung Choi & Lina Dib
Lawndale Artist Studio Program Exhibition
On View May 8 – June 13, 2015
Opening Reception

Friday, May 8, 2015
6:30 – 8:30 PM, Artist talks at 6 PM
 
 

Howell, H. 2015. FoxNews26. June 8.

Dib Lawndale 2015

Edinger, Carrie. Ida. “Remixing 20th Century Media. Crossing Disciplines: Art and Anthropology.” Anthropology News, Jan 5.

2015 Idea Fund recipients announced

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Ethnographic Terminalia – Bureau of Memories: Archives and Ephemera,
Hierarchy gallery, Washington D.C.,
December 3-7, 2014

Enchanting Everyday Objects – Workshop with Lina Dib & Navid Navab
Oct 4, 2014, 2-4pm
Tx/Rx labs, 205 Roberts St., Houston, 77003

Davenport, Bill. “Josh Bernstein, JooYoung Choi and Lina Dib named Lawndale’s New Artist-Residents,” Glasstire, Aug 2, 2014

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 Hirsch Library Project, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, April 4- May 2, 2014 **extended through June 7**

Microsoundtrack for Rice University, Houston, TX, Feb 14-16, 2014

Living Art, KPFT-FM Houston, Interview, Dec 5, 2013

Osborne, Altamese, “‘MURMURATIONS’ Sets the Tone at Lawndale Art Center,” Houston Press, September 12-18, 2013

Glentzer, Molly, “Spoken: Multimedia artist Lina Dib,” Houston Chronicle, August 30, 2013

MURMURATIONS
Lawndale Art Center
Houston, TX
Aug. 23- Sept. 28, 2013 **extended through Jan. 11, 2014**

Griffith, Michael, “Bellaire, Texas – ‘It’s a Phase’: Russ Pitman Park,” Sculpture magazine, September 2013

Sheaf of Times
Intra-action: Multispecies Becomings in the Anthropocene
MOP Projects
Sydney, Australia
July 2013

Sheaf of Times
Ethnographic Terminalia — Audible Observatories
SOMAarts and Yerba Buena Gardens
San Francisco, Nov. 2012

“In Praise of Useless Design – Prototype for a Manifesto,” Design Ethnography: Ethnographic Design, American Anthropological Association (AAA), San Francisco, CA, Nov. 16, 2012

Camplin, T. “Botany of Desire,” Modernhouston, July 2012

Botany of Desire, Special Event
Rudolph Blume Fine Art/Artscan gallery
Houston, TX, Tuesday June 12 | 7pm

Artist’s Perspective, Sheaf of Times, sound images by Lina Dib
Botanical Wrap, performers: Sonja Bruzauskas (mezzo soprano), Houston Haymon (rap artist), Anne Leek (oboe), Don Vaughn (drum), Stacey Weber (soprano)

Sheaf of Times
Botany of Desire
Rudolph Blume Fine Art/Artscan gallery
Houston, TX
June 9 – August 11, 2012

Opening Reception June 9 | 6-8pm

Schneider, C. “It’s a Phase at Russ Pitman Park,” Glasstire, May 2, 2012

Interactive Sound Performance with Abinadi Meza, Russ Pitman Park, Houston, TX, April 7 | 7-9pm

Wukman, A. “Art Comes to Bellaire with It’s a Phase,” Free Press Houston, April 6, 2012

Zastudil, N. “Park Place Projects: The Art of Russ Pitman Park,” Arts + Culture Magazine Houston, April 2012

Microsoundtrack for Pitman Park, It’s a Phase, curated by Divya Murthy, Russ Pitman Park, Houston, TX, April 4 – May 13, 2012

image courtesy of Allison Hunter

“From Prototypes to Para-sites: On the Uses and Ab-uses of Technologies for Memory,” Prototype, American Anthropological Association (AAA), Montreal, QC, Nov. 16, 2011

Le temps des oiseaux, Counter Crawl, MECA, Houston, TX, July 9, 2011

“Art, Hackers and Arduino Microcontrollers” with Roland Von Kurnatowski, THATCamp Texas (The Humanities and Technologies Camp), Houston, TX, April 16, 2011

“Curiosity Killed the Cat: On Laughter, Noise and Para(-)sites,” with Maria Vidart, MultiSpecies Salons, Constituting the Human, McCaulay Honors College, CUNY, New York, April 8, 2011

“Cosmopolitics and the Recoding of Memory Machines,” Symposium with Isabelle Stengers, Mellon Committee for Science Studies, CUNY, New York, April 9-10, 2011

Sound affect #5 – Houston 8am, The Empty Box, Box 13 Art Space, Houston, TX, March 12, 2011

Campbell, C. “Terminus: Ethnographic Terminalia,” Visual Anthropology Review 27(1): 52-56, 2011

Hennessy, K. et al. “Ethnographic Terminalia 2010: New Orleans—27 Works,” Visual Anthropology Review 27(1): 57-74, 2011

Boyer, D. “A Gallery of Prototypes,” Visual Anthropology Review 27(1): 94-96, 2011

Rozelle, J. W. “Engaging with the Everyday,” Rice Magazine, December 2010

Morris, B. “Art and academia align at Freret gallery,” Uptown Messenger, Nov 18, 2010

Recantorium,  Ethnographic Terminalia, Barrister’s Gallery, New Orleans, LA, Nov.-Dec. 2010

Afra, O. “Interview: Lina Dib and Sounds for Stairs,” Free Press Houston, October 2010

Anspon, C. D. “Art Notes: Alternative Action/Rock ’n’ Roll: Recommended.” Paper City  Magazine, October 2010

Sounds for Stairs, Box 13 Art Space, Houston, TX, Sept. 18 – Oct. 21, 2010

IL Y A and TML, CCRMA, Stanford, CA, Sept. 16-17, 2010

“FM Radio: Family Interplay with Sonic Mementos,” with Daniella Petrelli, Nicolas Villar, Vaiva Kalnikaite, and Steve Whittaker, Computer Human Interaction (CHI), Atlanta, GA, April 10-15, 2010

Recantorium, FotoFest Biennial 2010, Rice Project Gallery, Houston, TX, March 10-26, 2010

“Sonic Souvenirs: Exploring the paradoxes of Recorded Sound for Family Remembering,” with Steve Whittaker and Daniella Petrelli, Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Savannah, GA, Feb. 6-10, 2010

“SenseCams and Furry Robots: Information Technology’s Bid to Transform Memory,” Are the Sacred Tropes of Anthropology Worth Keeping? Lessons from Information Technology Studies, American Anthropological Association (AAA), Philadelphia, PA, Dec. 2009

“Cosmopolitics and the Recoding of Memory Machines,” Whitehead and Cosmopolitics, Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA), Atlanta, GA, Nov. 2009

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“The Role of Arts in Multimedia Scientific Research,” Poster Session with Jose San Pedro, Marie Curie Euro Science Open Forum Conference (ESOF 2008), Barcelona, Spain, July 17-18, 2008