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FILE FESTIVAL 2008

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Date: 1 Mar 2008
Website: http://www.file.org.br/file2008entries/
Location: international

Outline:

FILE – Electronic Language International Festival – is inviting submissions for its ninth edition to will be held at Sesi Paulista`s cultural space, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from 04 to 31 August 2008. Submissions are free and open to professionals, researchers and students of the electronic language.

In the last eight years, FILE has shown what`s been happening in the global networks related to digital and electronic arts, becoming a reference for studies and research on new media. It has exhibited web art, net art, artificial life, hypertext, computer animation, real time teleconference, virtual reality, soft art, games, interactive movies, e-videos, digital panoramas and electronic art installations and robotics, through interactive and immersive rooms.

Submissions are invited across several strands: Media Art, Symposium, Hipers´nica, Game Art and Installation.

FILE SYMPOSIUM has become a meeting point in the city of SÆo Paulo, proposing discussions and tackling the electronic-digital culture in its relations to art, science and technologies.

FILE HIPERSâNICA, the festival`s sonorous branch, is on it`s 6th edition and intends to elaborate connections between the world of images, the world of sonorities and the world of texts. Sound installations and real time performances will be presented by a number of groups and collectives, comprising both erudite and pop electronic music, but also electronic compositions, sound poetry, radio art, video music and sonic landscapes, as well as Djs and VJs presenting their sets through specific apparatus and installations with experimental and immersive projections.

Deadline for submissions: 1 Mar 2008

For more information visit and to apply visit the website: http://www.file.org.br/

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amperSAND: Interactive Campaigns for Multi-platform Television

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Date: 16 Jan 2008, 7 – 9pm
Website: www.amperSANDswansea.com
Location: wales

Outline:

Join us at next Wednesday`s amperSAND event when Mark Johnson, of Sequence, will be discussing his agency`s work on multi-platform commissions for the BBC.

Mark Johnson, Creative Director at Sequence – a leading digital agency based in Cardiff, will talk through a number of case studies of the agency`s work on multi-platform and 360 degree* commissions for BBC properties such as Doctor Who, Torchwood and Blue Peter.

He will look at the audience reaction and the lessons learnt in producing this kind of digital media to support broadcast platforms and what the future might hold for the medium as true convergence moves ever closer.

Tickets: £4
To register visit: http://www.3dwales.net/ampersand/amperSAND-swansea-register.asp>
Registration closes: 10am, Tuesday 15th January

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Curator/Researcher Post at CRUMB

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Date: 25 Jan 2008
Website: www.crumbweb.org
Location: england

Outline:

The School of Arts, Design, Media & Culture at the University of Sunderland seeks to appoint, a post doctoral level researcher to join the collaborative research team CRUMB (www.crumbweb.org) supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The post will undertake a 12 month project on ‘Curating new media art: networks and connections’. The position will involve contributing to the professional practice and research culture of curating new media art in the local region, nationally and internationally.

You will have a post graduate level qualification or equivalent in a relevant area, a strong record of conducting independent research with a track record of curating new media art with organisations to national and international standard.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Professor Beryl Graham, Principal Investigator, by email: beryl.graham@sunderland.ac.uk

Ref No: ADR020/1469

An application form and Role Profile can be obtained by contacting Human Resources on 0191 515 2057 or www.sunderland.ac.uk/jobs

Fixed term from May 2008 to April 2009
£27,466 – £32,796 per annum
Closing Date: 25 January 2008

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John Wood and Paul Harrison – From One Thing to Another

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Date: 19 January – 23 February, 12 – 5.30pm
Website: www.picture-this.org.uk
Location: england

Outline:

From One Thing to Another brings together newly commissioned video works by John Wood and Paul Harrison in a dynamic installation at Picture This’ Atelier space in Bristol.

From One Thing to Another comprises seven new works, all made in 2007 and presented in the UK for the first time. The exhibition showcases 3 works; Night and Day, Fan/paper/fan and Mic/amp all commissioned by Capture5, CAPTURE’s commissioning fund and produced in association with Picture This. Whilst continuing the artists’ ongoing investigations into architecture, performance, drawing, sculpture and film, these works suggest a range of new developments in both formal and conceptual terms.

Events:
*Movement and the Single Screen. 27, 28 and 29 January 2008. Location: Picture This, Bristol. Cost: £80. Information and booking: email grace@picture-this.org.uk Tel. 0117 925 7010

*Exploring Artists Moving Image. 6 meetings on Mondays, 11 February to 17 March 2008. Location: Arnolfini, Bristol. Cost: £64. Information and booking: email drama-lifelearn@bristol.ac.uk Tel. 0117 954 5471

*Dance, Performance & the Moving Image. 13 February 2008. Cost: £15. Information and booking: email info@watershed.co.uk Tel. 0117 927 5100

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balletLORENT ! DESIGNER BODY

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Date: 20:00 11/12.01.08
Website: http://balletlorent.com
Location: england

Outline:

Designer Body celebrates the body transformed.

Featuring seven dancers – four female and three male – each revolving on their own one metre diameter revolving plinth, dressed in full length garments that accentuate and distort the stature and elegance of their bodies. The revolving plinths are programmed to work with and against the choreography and the dancers velocity with speeds of up to 20rpm. Over 45 minutes the clockwise and counter-clockwise revolutions of the plinths creates a transcendental and hypnotic effect with the dancers moving in and out of perfect synchronicity and kaleidoscopic patterns.

Throughout their orbiting journey the dancers go through a transformation as layers of clothing slip away through the rotations of the choreography and the moving stages. The couture designed body that is presented at the beginning of the work ends as a completely nude sculptural form – a completely different kind of designer body.

Designer Body is a richly textured piece of dance theatre with a very visual bias that is supported by a specially commissioned soundtrack by :zoviet*france: who have created a powerfully atmospheric score containing elements of bird song, music box mechanisms and run-off grooves.

tickets GBP14.00/12.00, GBP7.00 (restricted viewing)

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NAN Bursaries

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Date: 28 Feb 2008
Website: www.a-n.co.uk/nan
Location: wales

Outline:

NAN facilitates exchange, dialogue and collaboration amongst visual artists, whatever their practice and location. NAN Bursaries aim to enable two or more professional artists (or other professional collaborator) to spend time together to explore notions and issues around collaborative working and research the development of a specific project. The bursary may be used for research time towards a larger grant application.

To date, no Welsh artists or artists’ groups have ever applied for a NAN bursary, even though they have been eligible.

NAN bursaries are awarded by the NAN artists’ advisory group, formed of twelve artists from all around the UK, ensuring that artists are at the centre of a peer reviewed decision process. If you are an artist with an existing interest in collaborative working, are permanently based in the UK and subscribe to a-n Magazine then you are eligible to apply.

To apply, download a NAN bursary application pack on www.a-n.co.uk/nan and then click on ‘about NAN’

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Creative Business Wales seeks Overseas Trade Mission delegates

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Location: wales

Outline:

Creative Business Wales is currently looking for delegates to attend the following Overseas Trade Missions:

* MIDEM (World Music Market), Cannes, France ´ 27th ´ 31st January 2008. www.midem.com
* MIPTV (International Television Programme Market), Cannes, France 7th ´ 11th April 2008. www.miptv.com/
* SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST (Music, Film and Interactive Conferences and Festivals), Austin, Texas 9th ´ 18th March April 2008. http://sxsw.com/
* CANNES FILM FESTIVAL, Cannes, France 15th ´ 26th May, 2008. http://www.festival-cannes.fr/

The International Trade Fund contributes up to 50% of all delegate travel and accommodation costs. For further information, contact a member of Creative Business Wales on 02920 436110.

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Hot Docs 2008: Call for Submissions

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Date: 10 Jan 2008
Website: http://www.hotdocs.ca/
Location: international

Outline:

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is North America`s largest documentary festival. Each year, the festival presents a selection of more than 100 cutting-edge documentaries from Canada and around the globe.

Submissions for Hot Docs 2008 are now being accepted. The early entry deadline is December 10, 2007 and the late entry deadline is January 10, 2008.

Hot Docs accepts submissions of documentaries of all lengths and subject matter. Hot Docs features two competitive programmes, Canadian Spectrum and International Spectrum, and several non-competitive programmes.

For more information and to submit visit the website.

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ff30 – Ffotogallery Commission

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Date: 14 feb 2008
Website: http://www.ffotogallery.org/
Location: wales

Outline:

Ffotogallery is one of the UK’s leading cultural agencies promoting photographic art and critical debate. 2008 marks thirty years of distinctive exhibitions, educational outreach and a rich and respected publishing programme. In recognition of our distinguished past and continued investment in
international contemporary photography, we wish to commission a new body of lens-based work.

The commission will culminate in a major exhibition ´ with associated publication ´ to be held in Autumn 2008 at Ffotogallery@Turner House. The successful applicant will also become a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Photographic Research (CPR), University of Wales, Newport and will have access to significant resources for pre- and post-production.

In the spirit of open experimentation, there is no over-arching brief, but we are keen to hear from photographers & artists with proven experience of producing work to commission, with fresh ideas and an engaged approach to the cultural politics ofcontemporary art.

Commission Fee: £8,000 (plus travel and subsistence, materials and fabrication costs).
Format for submissions: CV/Letter of interest including 500 word proposal/CD or DVD/relevant publications (non-returnable)
Send to: ff30 Commission, Ffotogallery, c/o Chapter, Market Road, Cardiff CF5 1QE
Deadline: 12 O’clock, 14 February 2008

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BBC Innovation Labs 2008

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Date: 31 Jan 2008
Website: http://open.bbc.co.uk/labs/
Location: wales

Outline:

The BBC Innovation Labs are a series of creative workshops for interdisciplinary teams of professional creative technologists, application designers, software developers and interactive media designers, working across both `Future Media` & `Vision` platforms.

We are inviting independent companies from across England, Scotland and Wales to pitch ideas in response to a briefs set by New Media & Vision commissioners across the BBC.

Up to 10 projects in each of four regions – Scotland, North East England & Yorkshire, North West England, and Wales & West Midlands – will then be selected to attend a 5-day long Lab. During the Lab, they will work with BBC commissioners and other mentors to develop the idea and prepare a final pitch. On the last day of the Lab, the ideas are pitched to the BBC commissioners for further development funding.

The funding will be agreed at the lab and ranges from `we`d love to talk to you some more` all the way to `go build it, how much will it cost us?`. You`ll know exactly what you`re getting at the end of each lab.

Who can apply to take part in the Lab?
The Labs are open to independent new media & `vision` companies in the four regions represented this year ´ Scotland, North East England & Yorkshire, North West England and Wales & West Midlands.

The Labs are aimed at independent media companies with a track record of producing innovative new media & vision products. As we aim to commission further development of prototypes selected for the Labs, we expect projects to come from established teams with the capacity to deliver projects at scale.

Individuals or freelancers are encouraged to submit projects as part of a collaboration or consortium with an established company.

For more information and to apply, go to: http://open.bbc.co.uk/labs/2008_how_to_apply.php

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