Call for entries
Deadline: 10 February 2012
Experimental Media 2012
Curators: Max Kazemzadeh, Assistant Professor of Media Art & Technology, Gallaudet University and Jonah Brucker-Cohen, Assistant Professor at Parsons MFA in Design and Technology and Parsons School of Art, Design, History, and Theory.
Washington project for the Arts is currently accepting submissions open calls as part of Experimental Media 2012. Consisting of an exhibition of interactive installation works, a video screening program, and a series of workshops, Experimental Media 2012 will explore recent developments in the field of art and technology, including the growth of open source software and hardware, the emergence of grassroots do-it-yourself hacker communities, and the increasing ubiquity of networked devices in daily life. While highlighting the creative potential of this new technology, Experimental Media 2012 also seeks projects that explore the broader social and cultural implications of these rapid changes.
Experimental Media 2012: Exhibition Component
Experimental Media 2012: Video Screening
Screening Dates and Locations: Thursday, April 26, 2012 at The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC and Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Artisphere, Arlington, VA
Submission Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2012, 5pm
An open call for video-based artworks to be screened at The Phillips Collection and at Artisphere, in April and May of 2012. From the videos selected for the screening, one work will be awarded the 2012 Kraft Prize for New Media, a cash prize of $750.
Within the broader context of developments in art and technology, this call seeks video work addressing the ever-increasing flood of information and data in contemporary life and the tendency to make connections and exchange information across disparate fields of thought. These may include but aren’t limited to exchanges and connections that are physical, transmitted, informational, emotional, cognitive, social, political, economic, cultural, chemical, molecular, electric, fluid, sonic, quantum, virtual, or identity-based.
While the Experimental Media Exhibition will feature interactive works that employ technology, artificial, and natural systems to build experiences through manipulating the flow of information, the Experimental Media Video Screening will include works that use video as a medium to similarly explore characteristics of this new landscape of data flow, perception, and exchange between systems, whether human, gestural, cultural, chemical, political, or virtual. READ THE FULL CALL>>
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Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide the essential resources to support the creative spirit and success of regional artists. WPA presents contemporary art through imaginative and provocative programs, and connects artists with the community in both traditional and unexpected ways. Since its founding in 1975 by Alice Denney, WPA has showcased the works of thousands of artists and has reached hundreds of thousands of visitors and viewers with its programs and projects. Today WPA stands as the oldest and largest 501(c)(3) artist membership organization in the region and the premier source for excellence in contemporary art. For more information about WPA and its programming, visit www.wpadc.org.