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56th Ann Arbor Film Festival Call for Entries Opening Soon

Awards:
The AAFF offers approximately $21,000 in cash and in-kind awards each year. For a list of the award winners from the 55th AAFF, see: http://aafilmfest.org/news/308-55th-aaff-awards

Entries:
Open to the public

Eligibility:
The Ann Arbor Film Festival is open to all motion pictures and all genres that demonstrate a high regard for the moving image as an art form. Work previously submitted may not be re-entered. Entries are accepted in one of two categories: short and feature length. Short films are 59 minutes and under in runtime. Feature films are 60 minutes or longer in runtime. Foreign entries should have English subtitles.

Formats:
Entries are accepted in the following formats: Internet Link (URL) and 16mm. We DO NOT accept DVD, Blu-Ray, VHS or video data files for screening purposes.

If you would like the festival to prescreen a 16mm print of your film, please contact the AAFF directly to make shipping arrangements at submissions@aafilmfest.org

One AAFF entry form or withoutabox entry is required per film. Please submit a brief 2-3 sentence statement (no more than 70 words) about your film for use in the festival program.

Please do not submit a press packet with your film. Due to the volume of entries we cannot ensure that your press packet will survive submission season. If your film is accepted, you will be notified of how to submit your press material.

Fees:
Deadlines for the upcoming 56th AAFF (Festival dates: March 20-25, 2018)
* Early Deadline: July 1- July 31 ($30 Short / $40 Feature)
* Official Deadline: Aug. 1 - Aug. 31 ($45 Short / $55 Feature)
* Late Deadline: Sept. 1 - Sept. 30 ($60 Short / $70 Feature)
For more information: http://www.aafilmfest.org

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the oldest avant-garde and experimental film festival in North America, founded by George Manupelli in 1963. Internationally recognized as a premiere forum for independent filmmakers and artists, each year's festival engages audiences with remarkable cinematic experiences. The six-day festival presents 40 programs with more than 180 films from over 20 countries of all lengths and genres, including experimental, animation, documentary, fiction, and performance-based works.

 

Call for Curators: CURRENTS New Media Festival 2017

OPEN CALL FOR CURATORIAL PROJECTS DEADLINE: December 31, 2016 Submission Fee $30USD

Use the online form on our website to submit your proposal:
https://currentsnewmedia.org/guest-curator-application/

Parallel Studios is seeking proposals from independent curators for a satellite exhibition that will be featured as a part of CURRENTS NEW MEDIA 2017, Santa Fe’s 8th annual international new media festival.
For more information about the festival and about Currents New Media:
CURRENTS homepage - https://currentsnewmedia.org

GUIDELINES
Proposals must be conceptually rigorous and focus on artists and themes that follow the mission of the Festival. Please see our website: https://currentsnewmedia.org
While New Media Arts embody the basic motivations and intentions of all the fine arts, their distinctive use of technologies that are pervasive in 21st Century culture, make New Media Art a bridge between contemporary art and the general public. The Festival introduces the public to new technology molded by artists into vehicles for expression and the communication of ideas, broadening the definition of 21st century art making and fostering a more expansive use of technology.

• Curators may not include their own work in the exhibition.
• The curator and proposed artists can be of any nationality.
• Curators are expected to be involved in all aspects of exhibition planning.
• Previous experience curating exhibitions is a plus but not mandatory. Equal consideration
will be given to those in the beginning stages of their curatorial careers.

For more information and to fill out an application please go to:
https://currentsnewmedia.org/guest-curator-application/


CURRENTS is a non-profit art festival based in Santa Fe New Mexico. CURRENTS is an annual festival that takes place for 3 weeks in June. During our exhibition we feature work from New Media artists around the world. Our festival showcases cutting edge work in a constantly evolving technological world. Our call for artists for our 2017 festival is now open and categories include:
New Media Installations, Outdoor Video and New Media Installations, Single Channel Video and Animation, Multimedia Performance, Fulldome, Experimental or Interactive Documentary, Augmented Reality / Mobile Device Apps / Art-Gaming / Web-Art, Virtual Reality Environments, Robotics, Digitally Generated Objects (ie. 3D Printing) and Interactive Installations for Children.

This may give you more of a sense of the dynamic and interactive nature of our festival.
7,200 visitors from 17 New Mexico cities/towns, 27 states and 9 countries attended our main venue, El Museo Cultural.
Opening night had over 2,000 visitors.
143 national and international artists, presenters and performers were represented in the main exhibition at El Museo and at venues around Santa Fe.

“Behind the Smart World Research Lab” at Ars Electronica 2016

For most of us consumers electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, notebooks, printers or microwaves are a fundamental and indispensable parts of our daily lives. As a result of rapid growth and constant innovation the electronic industry is the world’s fastest growing industry. The “Internet of things” is increasingly adding electronic devices onto our shopping list. Devices that are adding up to a 24h surveillance system that are tracking every aspect of our life and are containers for private data. The life cycle of these products are considerably short and when they break we do not know how to fix them. When it is cheaper to buy a new one than to repair the old one we move on to a upgraded model. But where do these electronic devices go to die? Some of them end up in regulated e-waste centrals in Europe, yet lot of them are dumped illegally on electronic-wastelands in developing countries where they become a serious environmental threat. A privacy issue is that these devices still contain personal data that can be reanimated and abused when falling into wrong hands. In the ‘Behind the smart world’ – research lab we question what happens to our electronic waste? What environmental and privacy threats exists? And how can we become more responsible users of technology.

Since 2010 Linda Kronman and Andreas Zingerle work as the KairUs artist duo and have focused on researching topics such as spam, scam and Internet fraud. In August 2014 our research had evolved to the stage that we needed to take a field trip to West Africa, where a considerable number of so called advance fee fraud originates. Rather than hunting down scammers in Internet cafés, we were interested to see which technological affordances or limitations the scammers were faced with in this part of the world. In our initial research we came across reports about an electronic waste dump called Agbogbloshie. In the middle of Ghana’s capital Accra, in this toxic wasteland by a lagoon, is where our electronics from developed countries are illegally dumped. There we bought 22 hard drives from old desktop and laptop computers, each cost around 3-5 USD.

Talking to recyclers at the e-waste dump

Price haggling for the hard drives

Once back in Austria our plan was to recover the data from the hard drives and offer the data and the hard drives as source material for artistic production. Together with the local net&culture hosting provider called servus.at we started a research lab. 

During two DIY-data recovery sessions we accessed data from three hard drives, just by plugging them in to a computer. This means that the data on the hard drives was not even deleted. Two hard drives were recovered by trying out open source tools such as PhotoRec, TestDisc and Partition Magic. Over an extended weekend we invited the international artists Emöke Bada (Hungary), Lilian Beidler (Switzerland), Joakim Blattmann (Norway), Simon Krenn (Austria), Fabian Kühfuss (Germany), Marit Roland (Norway), Matthias Urban, (Austria), Michael Wirthig (Austria) and Pim Zwier (Netherlands) to join us in Linz for a symposium with talks by Fieke Jansen (Tactical Tech), Dr. Michael Sonntag (Data forensic, JKU Linz) and Can Sinitras (data recovery). The artists who work with various mediums such as: soundart, interactive installations, videoart, performance and data visualizations spent the rest of the weekend discussing their concepts and prototyping first ideas. In the upcoming months we broadened our research and invited artists to write about their artistic research projects that deal with the saving, deleting and resurfacing of data. The outcome is a publication that available in a printed format as well digital in various formats. The publication includes essays by Fieke Jansen (Tactical Tech), Ivar Veermäe, Emilio Vavarella, Leo Selvaggio, Marloes de Valk, Research Team “Times of Waste”, Stefan Tiefengraber, Dr. Michael Sonntag and interviews with Audrey Samson and Michaela Lakova.

Behind the Smart World – saving, deleting and resurfacing of data as part of the AMRO Research Lab 2015 edited by: Kairus.org – Linda Kronman, Andreas Zingerle, published by: servus.at | process coordinator: Us(c)hi Reiter, layout by: lafkon.net

16 artworks from the ArtLab, the publication and an open call were curated into an exhibition for the 'Art Meets Radical Openness' - festival in Linz. The festival exhibition was co-curated by KairUs and Ushi Reiter and hosted by KunstRaum Goethestrasse xtd. From this exhibition 5 artworks were selected for a presentation during the Ars Electronica festival. A new collaborative work 'Mapping the Smart World' was started with the exhibiting artists and was presented on the interactive GeoPulse system provided by Ars Electronica Solutions.

Exhibition setup at Ars Electronica 2016 - PostCity

Observations: 'Behind the Smart World' at Ars Electronica 
                                   

Our works where exhibited as part of the 'LabOratorium' exhibition organized by Ars Electronica Solutions in the huge Post City building. The electronic waste provided by Austrian recycling company Müller-Guttenbrunn Gruppe, Raphael's e-waste yantra and the rather low tech artworks stood in contrast to the techno-utopian mindset that was apparent in the Post City. We found this an excellent context to question the rather hidden, negative impact, that the 'smart world' technology has on humans and the environment. Several exhibitions in the Post City including the 'LabOratorium' had alchemists and alchemy as an overall theme asking; "Who are the alchemists of our time?" or "What is the Gold of our time?". Also the second session of the symposium (FRI 9 September 2016, 2:30PM-5:50PM) was devoted to this topic in which among others Siegfried Zielinski and Verena Kuni discussed how the ethics of the alchemist play an important role in their creations. In her presentation (AN)ALCHEMIST Verena Kuni talked about reverse-engineering the four steps in the alchemist's search of gold, and reminded us how our consumer electronics are intertwined in complex networks that includes e-waste dumping, mining, poor labor conditions, etc. This talk supported well the perspective that the 'Behind the Smart World' Lab represents in the midst of the more utopian tech dreams.  In the following discussion Zielinski disliked the (AN) in front of the word ALCHEMIST, whereas he meant that the ethical perspective always was included in the alchemist practices. If we as artists, designers, researchers, engineers are to be seen as the alchemists of our time, we should also take time to be more aware of  the consequences technology has throughout its whole life cycle. Right now there is a lot to improve. It is not just the produced waste, or the toxic conditions of urban mining in some parts of the world that needs to be concidered. Some interesting discussions raised by the audience of the 'Behind the Smart World' exhibition included observations of the ruins of 'smart cities' or concerns of the amount of waste in space, that might hinder us to actually leave this planet, as so many scenarios portray it as the final salvation of the human race.

Link to the talks: http://www.aec.at/radicalatoms/en/live/ (Siegfried Zielinski 5:15:00, Verena Kuni 5:58:30)

Exhibited works

 


 Research lab video:https://vimeo.com/182564733

"Shell performance" by Martin Reiche

"Shell performance" by Martin Reiche

‘Shell Performance’ is an open-source software art installation that transforms an operating system into a performative space. The performance is fueled by the data that is available on all attached internal storage devices. The underlying software is a Linux shell script that is constantly scanning the contents of the hard drives for files. Running on the data retrieved from one of the ‘Behind the Smart World’ hard-drives, ‘Shell Performance’ questions integrity of data as much as issues of privacy, highlighting the questionable relationship we have with data and our urge to save everything to protect us from potential losses through malfunctions.

"Shopimation" by Fabian Kühfuß

"Shopimation" by Fabian Kühfuß

Artistic statement: When I looked into the first restored ‘Behind the Smart World’ hard-drive, I realised that there was no longer a folder structure. I decided to build up a new structure and it became apparent that a lot of thumbnails had been stored on the drive. These commercial thumbnails are placeholders for the aesthetical reflection of the ‘original owner’. ‘Shopimation’ is an approach to get closer to an unknown individual by researching his or her ‘aesthetic dreams’. As the techno-imagination of Vilém Flusser is an approach of coding a function of the meaning of techno-pictures, ‘Shopimation’ could be a code to translate the very private dream of who one would like to be.

 

"Forensic fantasies" by Linda Kronman and Andreas Zingerle (KairUs)

 

‘Forensic fantasies’ is a series of three artworks dealing with data breaches of private information. In the artworks we use data that was recovered from hard-drives that were dumped in Agbogbloshie, Ghana. Reports suggest, that at this e-waste dump, criminals extract data from hard-drives to demand payments from their owners.

"Forensic fantasies" by Linda Kronman and Andreas Zingerle (KairUs)

#1 Not a blackmail:

‘Not a Blackmail’ examines the possibility to blackmail a pre-owner of a hard-drive. Besides finding data of the owner it is crucial to be able to contact the person to express ones demands. From one hard-drive we could find out who it had belonged to. The artwork consists of one package, containing the recovered data and a letter.

Photo by: by ‘tom mesic’, Creative Common by-nc-nd license

#2 Found footage stalker:

‘Found footage stalkers’ takes a closer look at images found on one of the ‘Behind the Smart World’ hard-drives. Scanning through the private photos enables very personal insights into the life of the pre-owners of this hard-drive. It is similar to the feeling of stalking someone unknown online, one starts to create a story to these fragmented digital representations. By presenting the photos in an album we approach the material as ‘found footage’, the practice of gathering material flea markets for remixing and creating new artworks. Hence the artwork confronts earlier practices of using ‘found footage’ with now digital materials found amongst our trash.

Photo by: Makoto Saito, Fuze.dj

#3 Identity theft:

‘Identity theft’ focuses on the phenomena of romance scamming. Scammers conduct id-theft by copying bulks of images of people to create fraudulent profiles on social media platforms. The scammers pose to be in love with their victim and after gaining their trust they lure them to give gifts and money. One of the ‘Behind the Smart World’ hard-drives contained several images of ladies. We suspect that the images were copied to this hard-drive to create and sustain fraudulent profiles. In this artwork 18 of the fraudulent online profiles using the same images found on the hard-drive are combined with Nollywood clips that thematises the topic of romance scams.

 

"Recycling Yantra" by Raphael Perret

The installation ‘Recycling Yantra’ is on one hand a series of videos, documenting the informal e-waste recycling in Delhi, and on the other a contemporary interpretation of the tantric symbol ‘Smara-hara Yantra’ (Remover of Desire). The videos show how computers are collected, repaired, traded and taken apart over several steps, until all components are fed back into the production of new goods again. The yantra, composed of materials collected from the recycling process, is an energy diagram, comparable with a talisman which, in its original meaning, is supposed to help people free themselves from desire and the urges of consumer culture.

Photo by: by ‘tom mesic’, Creative Common by-nc-nd license

Photo by: by ‘tom mesic’, Creative Common by-nc-nd license

"Headcrash" by Michael Wirthig

The most interesting thing of the ‘Behind the Smart World’ hard-drives is for Michael Wirthig the magnetic disc itself. It is the physical place where all kind of personal data is saved on. In former works I’ve made various studies about the relationship between inner and outer worlds. Therefore I dissected the hidden world of a number of different appliances to turn them inside out, e.g. disassembling machines. For ‘Headcrash’ I extracted the discs of 2 Ghana hard-drives and explored the surface with a microscope. 1500 photos of the inside and outside influences of the discs, like scratches or dust result in a 1 min tour de force about the inner world of these drives.

Photo by: Michael Wirthig (videostill)

Collaborative work "Mapping the smart world"

‘Mapping the Smart World’ examines the life cycles of consumer electronics and network technologies. By mapping the key locations for mining, refining, production, storage and the urban mining of e-waste we want to bring forth the complex chains of development and production that enables our networked lives. The ‘Mapping the Smart World’ reveals locations of both stunning R&D, increasingly effective use of resources as well as dystopian working conditions and ecological disasters. We were able to show a first ‘work in progress’ with the Geopulse system that Ars Electronica Solutions produced for ESA. To make the future research process more participatory, we want to port the map to an open source system and collaborate with other research groups.

 

 

Links:
KairUs Art+Research: http://www.kairus.org
servus.at: http://www.servus.at
The "Behind the smart world" publication (epub, pdf, web version): http://publications.servus.at/2016-Behind_the_Smart_World/
"Behind the smart world" research blog: http://research.radical-openness.org/2015/
Symposium II: The Alchemists of our time: http://www.aec.at/radicalatoms/en/symposium2/
Fabian Kühfuß: http://www.kuehfuss.com
Martin Reiche: http://martinreiche.com
Raphael Perret: http://raphaelperret.ch
Michael Wirthig: https://www.radical-openness.org/vortragende/michael-wirthig

This HUB Post written and submitted by Linda Kronman & Andreas Zingerle

 

Additional credits: ‘Behind the Smart World’ – a project by Linda Kronman & Andreas Zingerle (KairUs) realised the first time in cooperation with servus.at as a research lab and an exhibition for the Art Meets Radical Openness 2016 festival in Linz, Austria.

 

Material sponsoring (e-waste): MGG – Müller Guttenbrunn Group, Amstetten (Austria).

 

CURRENTS New Media Festival 2017 Call for Submissions

This is a call for our 2017 show June 9th-25th 2017 in Santa fe, New Mexico. CURRENTS is a non-profit organization and there is no charge for admission to the festival. Last year over we counted over 7,000 visitors to our festival events.

Some artists who are accepted into the festival are eligible for full coverage of lodging, travel, and shipping costs.

This years categories include:
• New Media Installations,
• Outdoor Video and New Media Installations,
• Single Channel Video and Animation,
• Multimedia Performance,
• Fulldome,
• Experimental or Interactive Documentary,
• Web-Art / Art-Gaming / Mobile Device Apps,
• Virtual Reality Environments,
• Robotics,
• Digitally Generated Objects (ie. 3D Printing)
• Interactive Installations for Children

For more information about our festival and our submission guidelines:
https://currentsnewmedia.org/festivals/currents-new-media-2017/


CURRENTS is an international NEW MEDIA art festival produced by the non-profit organization Parallel Studios. We showcase a variety of art that is pushing the boundaries of art and technology, experimental films, installations, and performances. CURRENTS brings together New Media artists in an atmosphere that fosters open exchange and professional networking.

CURRENTS serves as a platform for artistic experimentation and generates exploration into all forms of new media art, while providing the public with an opportunity to experience an outstanding selection of innovative work. Committed to making this extraordinary work available to everyone, the CURRENTS Festivals are free to the public.

CineSpace 2016 – Short Film Competition from NASA & HCAS

CineSpace 2016[2]

For the second year in a row, NASA and Houston Cinema Arts Society are inviting filmmakers around the world to participate in CineSpace, a short film competition that is inspired by, and utilizes actual NASA video footage. 

Eligible submissions include short video, film, and digital-media works of 10 minutes or less. CineSpace is seeking films from all genres and styles including but not limited to: experimental, narrative, documentary, comedy, drama, animation, ambient, music videos, re-mix, sports, horror, and underground. 

Prize Details: The total prize purse for this competition is USD 26,000. In addition to monetary prizes, winners shall receive tremendous exposure for their work. 

Application Instructions: Last date for submission is July 31, 2016. No entry fee is required.

Guidelines/ Registration Link: You may visit the CineSpace 2016 challenge page to register and to check out last year’s winners and finalists.

 

Call: Cinema Reset: New Media Exhibition at the New Orleans Film Festival

NOFF is looking to bring new media installations and experimental media artworks to the 2016 New Orleans Film Festival with an emphasis on virtual reality, video art, 360 video, game art, light / projection mapping, interactivity, and outdoor media installations. For consideration, please provide: a written proposal describing your project (no more than 500 words); a list of equipment you are able to provide and any/all specific equipment or technical needs; ideal space requirements, including prospective lighting needs; and please also submit any video, photos, stills, or sketches of your proposed project. This work must not have been exhibited in New Orleans previously.

Cinema Reset is the experimental media / new media partner of the New Orleans Film Festival. Since 2012, Cinema Reset has worked to bring emerging media artworks to New Orleans, facilitate open community media art workshops, and champion creative voices working on the front lines of emerging art and storytelling forms.

Call For Artists: Black Box Arts & Technology Festival, Seattle

*Open Call for Artists: Black Box 3.0*

Eligibility: International
Location: Seattle, Online
Application Deadline: May 31, 2016 at 5PM PST

Festival Dates: September 21 - October 2, 2016
Hashtag: #BlackBoxing
Shareable URL: bit.ly/blackboxing

Artists from around the world working in any medium are invited to submit work to Black Box 3.0. A multi-platform program of significant scope, Black Box is an annual international arts and technology festival produced by Aktionsart in Seattle. The festival explores how technology is transforming the arts, culture, and public life.

Black Box is a platform for the most talented and innovative artists, filmmakers, designers, curators, technologists, hackers, and makers in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The festival features new work by international contemporary artists who are collected by major museums and routinely featured on the international art circuit. It is also an essential voice for emerging talent. Black Box is open to all arts disciplines and mediums, including visual art, performance, design, fashion, music, folk and traditional arts, literature, media, film, research, theater, and more.

Core programming is nomadic and experiential, presenting projects in unexpected spaces throughout the city. The tightly curated festival includes exhibitions, screenings, discussions, workshops, installations, performances, and hybrid formats. An online channel - which received over 25,000 visits in 2015 - premieres and distributes festival content to audiences in Seattle and beyond.

Black Box collaborates closely with a selective partner network of Seattle’s most adventurous institutions. Past partners include Seattle Art Museum, Seattle International Film Festival, University of Washington, Seattle Center, and Cornish College of the Arts. In 2015, Black Box exhibited over eighty artists including new work from Pierre Huyghe, Ed Atkins, Sue de Beer, Phil Collins, Josh Kline, Gillian Wearing, Roman Signer, Zach Blas, Petra Cortright, Lisa Tan, Stan Douglas, Knut Asdam, Kalup Linzy, Robin Rhode, Ellie Ga, and Julien Prévieux.

There is no overarching festival theme beyond the umbrella of “arts and technology”, which is intentionally open. Attention will be closely paid to intellectually rigorous and socially urgent ideas, emerging technologies, and experimental projects that present new modes of creating and thinking. We are interested in works that respond to the following themes, tools or mediums: augmented and virtual reality, gaming, expanded and immersive cinema, social media, architectural mapping, generative software, systems, mobility and mobile apps, wearables, digital labor, interactivity, data visualization, experimental and interactive documentary, surveillance, biotech, holography, space exploration, 3D printing, robotics, production and distribution tools/platforms, artificial intelligence, machine learning, hypercompliance, deep web, blockchain, digital culture, sustainability, innovation, disnovation, transmedia, utopia.

Technology disrupts the arts, but how do the arts disrupt technology? What is the role of artist and creator in an increasingly mechanized world? How can artists leverage new tools to produce, distribute, create access, and build audiences for their work? How does technological innovation and disnovation shape public life?

APPLY: www.aktionsart.org/submissions


Aktionsart is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit laboratory based in Seattle that cultivates entrepreneurial actions in the arts and technology. Our mission is to engage technology, design and contemporary culture to produce ambitious art projects in public and private space. We support artists who use technology for positive cultural impact and social innovation.

www.aktionsart.org
www.twitter.com/aktionsart

 

Call – Digital Muddy Expanded Media Festival 2016

A call for submissions: 2016 Digital Muddy Expanded Media Festival

Digital Muddy Expanded Media Festival is designed to be an online platform that promotes interaction and cultural discussion with a focus on the terms related to expanded cinema; social media, and net based contemporary art practice.

Digital Muddy’s selected works will represent a survey of various styles and practices that engage the expanding use of image and in specific screen based digital narrative. This year we will focus on net specific published works and browser based works that are defined in the categories of new media, net art, interactive, digital imaging, user generated imagery, participatory, experimental, social engagement, sound, 3d and digital animation.

Cultural producer, Michele Thursz, will jury Digital Muddy 2.0. The showcase will be featured online on Digital Muddy’s Festival site, 2016.

Submissions will be accepted online through FilmFreeway.com (https://filmfreeway.com/festival/DigitalMuddyExpandedMediaFestival) starting Monday January 04, 2016. Please read and follow the directions for submission. There is NO SUBMISSION FEE for students or SIU faculty. One submission per individual, artist, group will be allowed. This year we have introduced a nominal fee for public submissions to the Digital Muddy, this fee of $15.00 will partially support the Digital Muddy and coinciding programming. Digital Muddy reserves the right to further moderate such a discussion when it threatens to disrupt or silence the participation of voices within the community. Submission does not automatically indicate inclusion of work. Work is selected at the discretion of the curator and festival programmers.

Finalist should be notified mid February of their acceptance. Finalist will be featured at Digitalmuddy.com beginning in March, 2016.


 

Digital Muddy Expanded Media Festival is designed to be an online platform that promotes interaction and cultural discussion with a focus on the terms related to expanded cinema; social media, and net based contemporary art practice. The Digital Muddy Expanded Media Festival is a ongoing project from the Big Muddy Crew (formally known as Film Alternatives) with Support from SIU Department of Cinema and Photography, The College of Mass Communications and Media Arts and the Fine Arts Activity Fee.

Call for Artwork – IRST ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL “ECOS URBANOS” – Mexico City

CALL FOR WORKS

Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Metropolitan Area of Mexico City, in collaboration with Centro de Cultura Digital, Fonoteca Nacional, Escuela Superior de Música and Yamaha de México S.A. de C.V, announces the CALL FOR WORKS FOR

THE FIRST ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL “ECOS URBANOS”

To support the creation and the spread of electroacoustic pieces, Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Metropolitan Area of Mexico City organizes the process of selection of pieces that will be part of the First Electroacoustic Music Festival “Ecos Urbanos”. The Festival will have the participation of invited composers and lecturers from different countries, and it will take place from September 21th to 25th, 2015 at different locations in Mexico City.

RULES: The works will have to be electroacoustic pieces composed and recorded in studio. They will be played in concert without any intervention of live sound sources. They may include a maximum of 8 channels and they must be between 5 to 10 minutes. The process of selection is open to composers and sound artist from any nationality and age, each of whom may submit only one work, which may be world premiere or commercially published or premiered in any other national or internacional festival.

All applications must be sent via www.wetransfer.com (or equivalent web file transfer service) in 1 single ZIP file to the email: ericperezsegura@itesm.mx

The ZIP file should cotain 2 files inside a single folder:

A text file (.doc, .txt, .rtf of .pdf) with a short biography, contact information, as well as information about the piece (methods used, concept, if it has been premiered, etc.).

An audio file .AIFF or .WAV, 16 or 24 bits at 44.1 khz sampling rate containing the stereo version of the piece. Additionaly, in the case of multi-channel pieces, the audio files corresponding to each of the channels in AIFF or WAV inside a folder.

IMPORTANT: The name of the ZIP folder should be identical to submitted piece. The deadline for submissions is 09:00 AM September 18th, 2015. Applications sent after the deadline will not be considered valid. The list of selected works will be announced no later than September 18th, 2015. Composers and sound artists whose works were selected will be notified about the date when they will be played on the festival. Any questions regarding these regulations and their interpretation shall be clarified by the authorities of Tecnológico de Monterrey.

Call For Artwork – CURRENTS New Media Festival

CURRENTS’ curators look for the unique ways artists use technology as a tool for expression and communication, and ways that scientists, programmers and developers are integrating the arts and aesthetics into their explorations and projects.

The citywide Festival will be held in venues throughout Santa Fe: El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, the Center for Contemporary Arts, the digital dome facility at the Institute for American Indian Arts, Santa Fe Art Institute, Peters Projects, Axle Contemporary, Warehouse 21 and the Santa Fe Railyard Plaza.

In addition to exhibitions CURRENTS 2016 offers panel discussions, workshops and multimedia performances. All exhibitions and most events are free to the public.

This Year’s Categories include:
New Media Installations, Outdoor New Media Installations and Architectural Mapping, Single Channel Video and Animation, Multimedia Performance, Fulldome, Experimental or Interactive Documentary, Web-Art/Art-Gaming/Mobile Device Apps, Oculus Rift, Robotics, 3D Printing and Interactive Installations for Children.

Two Special Categories:
*Axle Contemporary Mobile Gallery – see bottom of linked submission guidelines page for info
*New Media New Mexico 2016 – applications will open September 15 – see bottom of linked submission guidelines page for info

Submission Guidelines:
http://currentsnewmedia.org/submission-guidelines-2016/


CURRENTS provides the community with opportunities to experience New Media Arts in traditional venues, public and outdoor spaces. 5000 visitors attended festival events in 2013. The Festival is enjoyed by a broad demographic – children spinning through the galleries reveling in interactive New Media – seniors contemplating image and meaning – working class families – and savvy collectors.

Call for Entries – 19th Japan Media Arts Festival

The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts (Media Geijutsu) that honors outstanding works from a diverse range of media - from animation and comics to media art and games. The festival gives awards in each of its four divisions: Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga. Since its inception in 1997, the festival has recognized significant works of high artistry and creativity, and in addition to a yearly Exhibition of Award-winning Works has held other events, such as symposiums, screenings, and showcases.

Entries are sought from professional, amateur, independent and commercial creators across the globe. Works completed or released between September 3, 2014 and September 9, 2015 are eligible for entry in the four divisions - Art, Entertainment, Animation and Manga.


 

The Four Divisions(Art, Entertainment, Animation, Manga)

Art Division
Works of art created with new media and digital technologies.
Interactive art, media installations, video works, video installations, graphic art (digital illustrations, digital photographs, computer graphics, etc.), internet art, media performances, etc.

Entertainment Division
Works for entertainment created with digital technologies.
Games (video games, online games, etc.), video / sound works (music videos, independent and advertising videos, etc.), multimedia productions (including special-effects videos, performances, projections), gadgets, electronic devices, websites (including web promotion, open source projects), application software, etc.

Animation Division
Animated feature films, animated short films, animated series, etc.

Manga Division
Comics published in book form, comics published in a magazine (including works still being serialized), comics published online (for computer or mobile), self-published comics, etc.

<Eligibility>
Works must be completed or released between: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 and Wednesday, September 9, 2015.

<Awards>
For each division, one Grand Prize, four Excellence Awards, and three New Face Awards will be awarded on the basis of artistic quality and creativity. In addition, a Special Achievement Award will be awarded on the recommendation of the Jury to a person or group having made a special contribution to Media Arts in any of the four divisions.
Grand Prize: Certificate*, trophy, 600,000 Japanese Yen
Excellence Award: Certificate*, trophy, 300,000 Japanese Yen
New Face Award: Certificate*, trophy, 200,000 Japanese Yen
Special Achievement Award: Certificate*, trophy

Other outstanding entries will be chosen by the Jury as Jury Selections.

JMAF Official Website:
http://j-mediaarts.jp/en.php

Organizer: Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee
Contact Information: Japan Media Arts Festival Secretariat [c/o CG-ARTS]
Email: jmaf@cgarts.or.jp

Call for Entries : MADATAC 07

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VIDEOART & NEW MEDIA AUDIO-VISUAL ART OPEN CALLS
Spain and International/ It is left open without restrictions a call to select, by means of a criteria in which will be valued particularly the experimentation, the innovation and the risk, the creations of all those audio-visual artists who wish that their works are part of the MADATAC/TRANSMADATAC project.

More information on the MADATAC websitehttp://madatac.es/en/madatac-07-call_2015/

The 7th edition will give a free approach to the concept:

ART FOR A QUANTUM OF TIME
.A quantum means the smallest possible discrete unit of any physical property, such as energy or matter.

.A chronon is a unit of time, as part of a hypothesis that proposes that time is not continuous, considered to be the smallest time interval that can be measured.

.A chronon is a quantum of time.

.How many chronons will fit into a moving image?

This project is dedicated to divulge Video Art and Audio Visual-Art in all its modalities, any processes of image-sound interaction without exclusion of experimental-expanded cinema and similar processes, with the aim to disclose to the great public a view of the consolidated video artists and offer a platform for all those emergent video artists with a future projection who contribute with renewing proposals, avoid conventional visual language and does not find their place in other mass media spaces.

Call for Short Films and Videos – Transient Visions: Festival Of The Moving Image

Transient Visions: Festival of the Moving Image, will be held October 16 & 17, 2015, at Spool Mfg., an artist-run Art Space in Johnson City, NY. Transient Visions is accepting submissions of challenging and experimental short films and videos, 20 minutes or less, from emerging and established artists/filmmakers across the globe. Transient Visions: Festival of the Moving Image has screened works of Albert Alcoz, Amber Bemak, Jason Bernagozzi, Vera Brunner-Sung, Alberto Cabrera Bernal, Roger Deutsch, Clint Enns, Thorsten Fleisch, LJ Frezza, Vincent Grenier, Christina Hunt, Ted Kennedy, Eva Kolcze, Péter Lichter, Jesse Malmed, Kristin Reeves, Joel Wanek, Josh Weissbach, among many others.

Transient Visions: Festival of the Moving Image celebrates the cutting edge art of the moving image through screenings, exhibitions and performances, providing a cultural experience that enriches the local community. The Festival serves as a venue to meet artists in this region and beyond, exchanging and sharing ideas, while developing mutual relationships.

Funding for the 2015 Transient Visions: Festival of the Moving Image is provided in part by a project grant from Broome County Arts Council’s United Cultural Fund.

Website: http://www.transientvisions.org/

Submission Guidelines: http://www.transientvisions.org/submission-guidelines.html

Call for Participation Istanbul New Media Arts Fest 2015

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I work, therefore I am.
November 6-15, 2015 Istanbul

amberPlatform’s amber’15 Art and Technology Festival is to take place in Istanbul from November 6 to 15, 2015. This year’s theme is “Laboro Ergo Sum”.

We invite you to join amber’15 which is undergoing a new organisational structure. To apply, click the link ‘application form’. http://15.amberplatform.org
Artistic output, installations, performances, curatorial practices, workshops, contemporary dance, concerts, seminars, presentations, panels, academic articles are welcomed.

June 2, 2015, 19:00
As artists, academics, makers, individuals and institutions, you are all invited to the launch meeting at StudioX: a great occasion to talk face to face and answer your questions!

July 17, 2015 22:00
DEADLINE

July 25, 2015 14:00
jury roundtable (location to be verified). In this round the jury is made up of all the applicants. the festival programme is to be created collectively.

August 20, 2015
announcement of the programme

Theme

LABORO ERGO SUM

When we talk about how the digital revolution has increasingly turned our lives around in the last three decades, we fix our gaze on the center stage and focus on the results. Our ways of doing things, from health to security, from education to entertainment have changed. This has made our life easier as much as it has caused complications. Nevertheless, a world where everyone is reachable anytime is a world much different from before. Mostly we admired it, got mad at it or feared it.

We have ignored the labor behind all this change and how the labor that creates the digital revolution is organized. We have disregarded the ways in which the digital revolution has transformed labor from mines to assembly lines, from homes to offices. Now that our initial fascination has ceded, the digital and the digitally transformed have made it to our daily routines. To better understand this revolution we’d like to look into its relation with labor and contextualize it beyond what is immediately visible in terms of change.

The theme of amber’15 is work and labor. Has digitalization devalued or cheapened labor? How has the relation between labor and capital changed? How widespread is insecurity with regards to work, how has unpaid labor increased? In what way has the relation between work and labor evolved? From white collar to youth who use digital tools, how has people’s attitude toward their own labor changed? Can we talk about robotic or cyborg labor? What’s the role of digital technologies in the growing unemployment, poverty and deepening class-wage gap? Have digital technologies honed the existing antagonisms? Is the reappearance of Marx’ theory of value in contemporary thought-scape an indication of a lack of change in terms of labor and exploitation?

amber’15, in its collective restructuring, invites you all to a discussion around the theme “Laboro Ergo Sum”.

Festival Organization:
Merve Çaşkurlu, Ekmel Ertan, Fatih Aydoğdu


amberFest is the only international new media arts festival of Turkey hosted in Istanbul in second week of November since 2007.

This year, amberPlatform offers a new collective festival model instead of a curated one. amber’15 invites academics, curators, makers and creative individuals (and institutions?) to be part of a sustainable, inclusive, open and common grounds collaboration.
The applicants can vote for the works during the jury roundtable on July 25 and be part of the selection committee of the festival.

As we embark on this new structure, we envision a new and integral ecology of which technology is an essential part, that aims at democratization of the relations of production and consumption; and promotes movements we have been supporting since the very beginning such as open data, free software, DIY or do it together, ecological activism, sustainable living, urban farming, community (guerrilla) gardening and slow city. We propose a festival in these lines.

CURRENTS 2015: 6th Santa Fe International New Media Festival

CURRENTS brings together New Media artists in an atmosphere that fosters open exchange and professional networking. CURRENTS serves as a platform for artistic experimentation and generates exploration into all forms of new media art, while providing the public with an opportunity to experience an outstanding selection of innovative work. Committed to making this extraordinary work available to everyone, the CURRENTS Festivals are free to the public.

Friday, June 12 through Sunday, June 28 (closed Mondays and Tuesdays) 2015


Parallel Studios ( a 501(c)(3) non-profit ) has been producing, curating and designing small and large scale currents video exhibitions in Santa Fe since 2002. In 2010 we launched CURRENTS: Santa Fe International New Media Festival as an annual, citywide event. The Festival brings together the work of established, unrecognized and emerging New Media artists, from New Mexico, the US and the world, for events showcasing interactive and fine art video installations, multimedia performances, single channel video, animation, digital dome programs, experimental documentary,web based/app art forms, architectural mapping, the oculus rift, robotics and 3D printing. Parallel Studios reaches out to local high and middle school students through its Youth Media Makers Program. All events and programs are free.