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juneau/projects: SEWN TO THE SKY

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Date: Sunday 5 and Monday 6 August 2007
Website: www.mediaartbath.org.uk
Location: england

Outline:

An interactive sound and visual experience where you the audience are expected to participate. Gaming meets rock!

Media Art Bath is excited to announce the presentation of an innovative new work by juneau/projects/ ´ Sewn to the Sky. Sewn to the sky is an interactive sound and visual experience that blurs the boundaries between sound and vision by presenting a performance by a four-piece band (led by juneau/projects/ themselves) that is seamlessly integrated with an interactive visual animation. The musicians play customized instruments (guitar, bass and drums) that interface with the animated images of the game created by juneau/projects/ with programmer, Ben Neal. Sewn to the sky connects the process of playing a musical instrument and the structures of composition within visual experience and new technologies as particular sounds and instruments interact differently with the animation. Each performance will conclude with the opportunity for the audience to play the instruments and try out the customized gaming gear.

For more information please contact Bridget Crone or Lucy Badrocke on 01225 396 479, or email: info@mediaartbath.org.uk.

Sewn to the Sky has been commissioned by Media Art Bath and is presented as part of the International Guitar Festival. Sewn to the Sky is a Bath Festivals Forum (BFF) education project.

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NetArts Submissions

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Date: 15 Sep 2007
Website: http://www.netarts.org/
Location: online

Outline:

From 1995 to 2003, The Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts hosted the `Art on the Net` project promoting the Internet as a space for artistic expression. For nine years, this project had been calling on artists around the world to investigate the relationship between Art, the Internet and the Society.

The theme of the exhibition this year is `Embodied Praxis – Real Life 2.0.`

Embodied Praxis – Real Life 2.0 draws on telematic interactions and examines how art and artists take up these strands and weave them into daily life. The projects selected (will) track those nomadic flows as they are propelled across borders and through different languages; producing scenarios – political, commercial and cultural – that net those fluctuating moments in new and distinct cultural spaces.

The prize fee for the top selection will be 200,000 yen.

For more information and how to submit please visit the website.

Submission deadline: 15th, Sept. 2007.

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Artes Mundi seeks artists for Public Engagement Programme

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Date: 3 Aug 2007
Website: www.artesmundi.org
Location: wales

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Artes Mundi is a biennial visual art initiative which is international in scope, recognising artists from across the world ´ artists who contribute in some way to our understanding of humanity.

While Artes Mundi supports and celebrates some of the world’s most exciting emerging artists, Artes Mundi is also committed to creating new experiences and participation opportunities for individuals and communities across Wales so that they too can explore the contemporary visual arts and their own creativity. The Public Engagement Programme (PEP) has several strands of activity :

* Schools programme, involving primary, secondary, special schools & teachers
* Public events programme, involving events and talks for the general public
* Debate & discussion programme, including an international conference
* Community involvement programme with groups across South Wales

Artes Mundi are advertising opportunities for artists to be involved with the community, namely:

* 4 ´ 6 artists to create activity and work with communities across South Wales
* 1 artist to devise a temporary event based installation in Cardiff

For more information visit the website or contact Liberty Paterson, Assistant Curator Education Co-ordinator, Artes Mundi, A2.10, UWIC, Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB, UK.
Tel: 44 (0)2920 555 300

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Gwynedd Arts Forum

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Location: wales

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Gwynedd Arts Forum has succeeded in ensuring funding in order to create a comprehensive package to promote and market the arts in Gwynedd.

As part of the package, a new website will be launched which will share information about the arts in Gwynedd and will also be a medium for individuals and art centres to advertise their work and products. A new colourful booklet and newsletter will also be produced to promote the arts in Gwynedd. The booklet will be distributed in Wales and beyond in attempt to attract visitors to come enjoy the cultural wealth here in Gwynedd.

As part of the Arts Promotion Package, Gwynedd’s Arts Forum have also denoted October 2007 as a date for Gwynedd’s Arts Festival, which will be an opportunity for everyone to celebrate the arts within the county.

The Forum encourages anyone who wishes to be part of the project to start planning for the event as soon as possible, and to contact Gwawr Wyn Roberts, Gwynedd’s Arts Forum’s Secretary on 01286 679721 or e-mail GwawrR@gwynedd.gov.uk

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Birds Eye View Festival: Call for Submissions

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Date: 3 Nov 2007
Website: http://www.birds-eye-view.co.uk/
Location: england

Outline:

The Birds Eye View Festival which profiles emerging women film makers and artists is looking for documentaries, features, short films, new media artworks and more for the 2008 programme.

The festival will open on March 6th 2008 with 6 days of shorts, features, documentaries, as well as interactive new technology artwork exhibitions, special events, panels and parties. All events will be held at leading London film venues. Key events will involve celebrity presenters and guest speakers.

Awards will be presented to Best Feature, Best Film, Best Short Drama, Best Short Animation, Best Documentary, Best Newcomer and a Special Award for Innovation. Further awards tbc.

To submit films or artwork please visit the website for guidelines and further information. Submission deadline: 3rd November 2007.

Area: not in wales

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Robots at Play Prize 2007

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Date: 1 Aug 2007
Website: www.robotsatplay.dk
Location: international

Outline:

The Robots at Play Prize 2007 is an international prize for the most playful and/or interactive robotic system. It is given in connection with the Robots at Play Festival in Odense, Denmark, on 23-25 August 2007, and sponsored by Fionia Bank.

Robotic systems are entering into the daily life on citizens all over the world. Vacuum cleaners, lawnmowers, toys, playgrounds, rehabilitation equipment, fitness equipment, etc. are becoming robotic systems. In such a development, it is crucial to design robotic systems that are interactive and well integrated into the daily life in its natural surroundings, being at home, in the urban space, in sports club, in theatre, in hospitals, in developing countries, etc. This design challenge demands integration of different disciplines such as
robotics, design, interaction design, and arts.

The Robots at Play Prize of 10.000 euro is aimed at reinforcing the integration of such disciplines and societal understanding in robotics. The prize promotes robotic systems for use in all aspects of daily life for the benefit of humans and interactivity with humans.

The international Robots at Play Prize is open to any candidate robotic system world-wide. It is open for anybody world-wide to suggest candidate robotic systems. Candidate robotic systems will be evaluated during the festival by an academic/industrial committee based upon their qualities in terms of being interactive, innovative, playful and also in terms of their design, functionality, potential impact on society

The committee will evaluate the nominated candidates. Nominated candidates are invited to join the Robots at Play Festival in order to showcase their robotic system to the public, as part of the evaluation for the prize. The Robots at Play Prize 2007 ceremony will be held on evening 24th August 2007 in Odense, Denmark, during the Robots at Play Festival.

Candidate descriptions including abstract, www-information, photo, and inventor/developer contact information should be sent to the committee chair Professor Henrik Hautop Lund, University of Southern Denmark, by email: hhl@mmmi.sdu.dk , no later than 1st August 2007.

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juneau/projects/ SEWN TO THE SKY

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Date: Sunday 5 and Monday 6 August 2007
Website: www.mediaartbath.org.uk
Location: england

Outline:

An interactive sound and visual experience where you the audience are expected to participate. Gaming meets rock!

Media Art Bath is excited to announce the presentation of an innovative new work by juneau/projects/ ´ Sewn to the Sky. Sewn to the sky is an interactive sound and visual experience that blurs the boundaries between sound and vision by presenting a performance by a four-piece band (led by juneau/projects/ themselves) that is seamlessly integrated with an interactive visual animation. The musicians play customized instruments (guitar, bass and drums) that interface with the animated images of the game created by juneau/projects/ with programmer, Ben Neal. Sewn to the sky connects the process of playing a musical instrument and the structures of composition within visual experience and new technologies as particular sounds and instruments interact differently with the animation. Each performance will conclude with the opportunity for the audience to play the instruments and try out the customized gaming gear.

For more information please contact Bridget Crone or Lucy Badrocke on 01225 396 479, or email: info@mediaartbath.org.uk.

Sewn to the Sky has been commissioned by Media Art Bath and is presented as part of the International Guitar Festival. Sewn to the Sky is a Bath Festivals Forum (BFF) education project.

Area: not in wales

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NATIONAL CREATION CENTRE NEEDS DIGITAL ARTISTS

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Website: www.lanternhouse.org and www.folly.co.uk
Location: england

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NATIONAL CREATION CENTRE NEEDS DIGITAL ARTISTS

Lanternhouse International and folly are working together to provide the perfect creative environment for artists working with technology.

www.lanternhouse.org and www.folly.co.uk

Talented digital artists spanning the whole spectrum of art using sound, the internet, software, film, design, visual art etc ´ who are looking for the perfect environment in which to develop their work should contact, Ulverston-based, Lanternhouse International.

This pioneering arts company is working with folly to offer a unique environment for digital artists to develop their practice based at The Lanternhouse – an inspirational Creation Centre, a unique, artist designed resource in beautiful southern Lakeland, Cumbria, UK. It is an ideal place to dream, devise and develop new work and explore creative ideas.

Lanternhouse International and folly are enthusiastic about attracting digital artists to be based at this National Creation Centre in Ulverston. It can offer a truly unique, stimulating location, zero-cost work spaces but, most important of all, the buzz of creative exchange.

Folly, a leading digital arts organisation, based in nearby Lancaster is working in partnership with Lanternhouse to ensure that the artists are tied into a network of opportunities and professional development, distribution and technical support.

If you want to find out more just contact Lanternhouse International Creative Director, Stephen Powell, or Executive Director, George Harris on 01229-581127 for a chat or Kathryn Lambert, Creative Director of folly on 01524 388 550

We welcome applications from international artists.

Deadline for submissions 1st September 2007.

stephen@lanternhouse.org

george@lanternhouse.org

kathryn.lambert@folly.co.uk

Executive Director

Lanternhouse International

Lanternhouse

Ulverston

Cumbria

LA12 0AA

T: 01229-581127

www.lanternhouse.org

www.folly.co.uk

Area: not in wales

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LONE TWIN – TOWN CRYING

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Date: 19.07.07 – 29.07.07
Website: http://www.dott07.com/go/vitalsigns
Location: england

Outline:

In early summer 2007, performance artists Lone Twin asked people in areas across north east England about themselves and about the places they lived in. People talked about who they were, how they were and how they would like their lives to be. Now working with Alnwick`s acclaimed Town Crier, the artists will tell different stories about, and to, these local places, events and communities where people live, shop, work and spend time.

You will be able to follow the Crier at each event and experience these personal, anecdotal and often humorous commentaries.

Watch out for the Crier proclaiming at local Newcastle hangout Old Eldon Square, in the surrounding bus queues and cafés, he’ll give a tour of the Metro system, stopping off for station cries and returning to perform in the city centre during rush hour. There`ll be cries at Bowes Museum, and in Alnwick – where the cry will take in local landmarks and finish with drinks at the Crier`s local, The Fleece. He’ll be heard around the shops, houses and sights of Stowell Street, Newcastle’s Chinatown, at Tynemouth Indoor Market and along the Quayside on a Saturday night. And for the final event, you can turn up and request your own cry at Hexham Car Boot Sale.

All performances are free and will be presented at regular intervals over the four hour period at each location. Limited edition scripts of each Town Cry will be handed out at performances.

Area: not in wales

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Ffresh Awards

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Date: 15 Oct 2007
Website: www.ffresh.com
Location: wales

Outline:

Ffresh ´ the Student Moving Image Festival of Wales ´ is now accepting submissions for the Ffresh Awards 2008.

There are nine categories of excellence to choose from including Fiction, Factual, Interactive Media, Stings & Promos, Animation, Music Media, Welsh Language, TV and Short Shorts (for work under three minutes in length). All the entries will be judged by a prestigious panel of industry professionals ´ the jury will be announced at the end of September.

The shortlisted entries for the 2008 Awards will be screened during the next Ffresh festival which will take place at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre on February 14th & 15th 2008.

Entry forms and submission guidelines are available on the website.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, October 15th.

For further information please write to Festival Coordinator James Nee at james@ffresh.com

Area: western bloc