MULTIPLACE FESTIVAL 2011 // 2 – 8 May 2011 //
// culture & creativity after the digital //
“Postproduction artists are agents of the evolution, the specialized workers of cultural reappropriation. [...] Now what is at stake is to positivize the REMAKE, to articulate uses, to place forms in relation to each other, rather than to embark on the heroic quest for the forbidden and the sublime that characterized modernism.“ (Nicolas Bourriaud: Postproduction)
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OPEN CALL FOR REMAKES
Multiplace festival 2011 invites artists, groups and cultural workers to submit „REMAKE“ artworks / events / performances / installations / ideas such as (online, audiovisual, sound, …) performances, streaming and radio projects, collaborative networked projects, lectures and workshops that are INSPIRED BY PIONEERING experimental pieces of (NEW) MEDIA ART HISTORY in different European countries.
Submitted projects will be proposed to participating venues and organisers in several cities (Bratislava, Brno, Budapest, Cluj, Nantes, Reykjavík and others). These will assist in providing the infrastructure (technical equipment, internet connection, material, staff, etc) for the project (if needed).
HOW TO SUBMIT
You are welcome to submit your proposal via email: projects at multiplace dot org.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS
Please note that your submission has to be posted by March 18, 2011.
DETAILS / WHAT IS:
We are looking for artistically challenging projects and artworks INSPIRED BY PIONEERING experimental pieces of (new) media art history in different European countries. Use of digital technologies is not a crucial requirement. Submitted works do not have to be explicit and literal REMAKEs of older pieces, but should present an innovative, up-to-date approach to the particular historical artistic concepts / works.
NEW MEDIA ART
„New media art is a genre that encompasses artworks created with new media technologies, including digital art, computer graphics, computer animation, virtual art, Internet art, interactive art technologies, computer robotics, and art as biotechnology.“ (wikipedia)
New media art forms include Artistic computer game modification, Ascii Art, Bio Art, Computer art, Digital art, Digital poetry, Electronic art, Generative art, Hacktivism, Interactive art, Internet art (Net.art), Performance art, Radio art, Robotic art, Software art, Sound art, Systems art, Telematic art, Video art, Virtual art, etc.
The REMAKE – REthinking Media Artworks in C(K)ollaborative Environments project is building upon MONOSKOP, a collaborative research on media art and culture in Europe, conducted in the recent years. Monoskop examines the social context of historical developments in media arts in Europe (with special focus on Central and Eastern Europe). Its analysis of sociopoetic conditions of art and technology crossings from 1960s to 2000s draws upon the undertakings in experimental and avantgarde film, performance art, computer art, video art, experimental music, sound art, and media theory.
Monoskop: Media art in Central and Eastern Europe
Remake project will consist of the multimedia performances, discussions and collaborative events and will also take place within the framework of Multiplace festival 2011 in participating venues, galleries and public spaces.
Multiplace is a decentralized network of people and organisations interested in interaction between media, technologies, art, culture and society. Network activities culminate every year into the festival, that is happening parallely at several locations in the world. Its program is open to workshops, installations, discussions, concerts, performances, exhibitions, presentations, screenings and especially new forms of creativity. Original focus on the new media culture has been evolving since 2002 and besides the technological aspect of digital media in art, the focus shifted also to questions related to its aesthetical, social, cultural, legal and political issues. The aim of the festival-network Multiplace is to create the fertile ground for media art, to support the creativity in an open and collaborative environment and to encourage critical reflection on the life in the culture shaped by technologies.
For more information about the call, specification of the artwork and proposal submissions please write to: projects at multiplace dot org / or / babuta at 34 dot sk
We are looking forward to your ideas!!!