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Electrohype: Call For Entries

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Date: 18 Apr 2008
Website: www.electrohype.org
Location: international

Outline:

Electrohype 2008 will be the fifth biennial for computer-based art in Sweden. The exhibition will for the second time take place at Malm” Konsthall. The biennial will run from mid November 2008 to beginning of January 2009. The exhibition will present works by 5 ´ 8 artists or artist groups. To give the exhibition a broad perspective we are looking for Nordic as well as international artists.

Electrohype has since its inception in 1999 focused on computer based art. We are not looking for ´straight” video art (even if it is edited on a computer) or still images rendered on computers and other material that refers to more ´traditional” media forms.

Electrohype covers all expenses, within reasonable limits, and also pays an artist honorarium to participating artists. Electrohype does not support development and production of unfinished artworks.

For more information and to apply, visit the website.

Deadline: April 18th 2008

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Digital Media Technician – Culture Lab

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Date: 27 Mar 2008
Website: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/vacancies/
Location: england

Outline:

Based in Culture Lab and supporting the Digital Media Research Group of Atau Tanaka and Jamie Allen, a highly motivated individual is required for the post of Digital Media Technician. You will develop and support new interactive media methods for the Digital Media MA and associated research projects. You will have a detailed knowledge of digital media programming and manipulation, audio, video and web development on Apple, Windows and Linux platforms. In particular Max/MSP/Jitter or PD, Processing, Arduino or equivalent. Previous experience of digital media arts, computer human interaction, basic electronics and an interest in current creative practice are essential.

Salary: £21,050 – £23,692

Informal enquiries to Atau Tanaka, Chair of Digital Media at digitalmedia@ncl.ac.uk.

To apply: type reference B104T or the term `Digital Media` into http://tinyurl.com/37lasz or http://www.ncl.ac.uk/vacancies/

Closing Date: 27th March 2008

Area: not in wales

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The Big Picture MMS Upload Project

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Date: 25 Mar 2008
Website: www.inthebigpicture.co.uk
Location: england

Outline:

Audiences Central wishes to appoint an artist or artist/design team to produce an engaging online concept that will drive MMS photo uploads to the ‘Big Picture’ project. The Big Picture is a new arts project that aims to encourage attendances and participation from adults throughout the West Midlands by inspiring them to take, use, view and manipulate photographs.

A system that allows people to MMS photos from their mobile phones will be in place soon ´ which is to be used to encourage people to upload their photos and get involved with the project. As users uploading from phones don`t need to visit the website, there needs to be something interesting and exciting happening to the photos ´ which drives them to visit and engage.

Audiences Central requires an artist/artists to develop and produce a concept and display system on The Big Picture website for MMSed photos.

Deadline for submissions: 25 March 2008
Visit the website for further details

Area: not in wales

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Llanrwst Micro-State Residency

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Date: 31 Mar 2008
Website: http://www.safle.com
Location: wales

Outline:

Safle is inviting applications for an artists project in Llanrwst, Gwynedd with Cymru, Lloegr a Llanrwst and Menter Iaith Conwy. Menter Iaith Conwy is a language initative based in Llanrwst and is collaborating with the group Cymru Lloegr a Llanrwst’ in work to support the language, history and culture of Llanrwst. The title refers to the period of independent history of the area and famous historical characters such as Owain Glyndwr, Rhys Gethin and Hywel Coetmor, at which period the town was a rebel stronghold, was burnt to the ground by the Prince of England’s forces and was deserted except for a herd of deer grazing in the square. In 1947 Llanrwst Town Council applied for a seat on the United Nations Security Council on the basis of its special status as an independent town state poised strategically between the English and the Welsh side of Wales.

The project will appoint an artist working for 32 weeks during 2008 (or 2 artists working for an equivalent period) to work with members of the local community and the primary school to make temporary and/or permanent collaborative artworks investigating the themes outlined above and linking the town to the Llwybr y Ceirw path in the adjacent Gwydir Forest. Familiarity with Welsh language and the Welsh language environment is essential.

Artists’ fees are £19500 with other budgets for production and publicity.

The deadline for applications is 31st March 2008.

For more information contact Safle on 0845 241 3684
or email info@safle.com

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E-Access `08

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Date: 23 Apr 2008
Website: http://www.headstar-events.com/
Location: england

Outline:

Serving all citizens and all customers makes legal sense; it makes business sense; it makes ethical sense; and it is common sense. Headstar`s fourth annual conference and exhibition on access to technology by people with disabilities is on 23 April, sponsored by Fortune Cookie, Dolphin and Barry Bennett and supported by E-Access Bulletin, RNIB, Ability Magazine. Come along and join the crowd at our biggest and best event to date – a must for everyone involved in online services, all kind of digital technology and information strategies.

Topics to be covered include access to the web, e-learning, digital TV, mobile phones, and other portable devices: this is the place for all organisations in all sectors to find out how to comply with the law and what to include in your access policies and strategies.

Delegate rates are £195 for public sector, £295 for private sector and £165 for small charities and non-profits (turnover under £150k). For the current speaker programme and to register today, see:
http://www.headstar-events.com/eaccess08/

And for information about early discounts on sponsoring or exhibiting please email Will Knox on: will.knox@headstar.com or call him on 01273 267974.

Area: not in wales

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She doesn`t think so but she`s dressed for the h-bomb

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Date: 15.03.08 – 21.05.08
Website: www.tank.tv
Location: online

Outline:

The current moment is one marked by an abundance of mega-narratives, sweeping arm gestures, climactic dips, and ascents. How we talk about the present is almost always wrapped up in some version of the past. Visual culture inevitably brushes up against those histories, whether real or imagined (for that is not the point). A selection of short videos by Ziad Antar, Yael Bartana, Haris Epaminonda, Iman Issa, Hassan Khan, Rosalind Nashashibi, Shahryar Nashat, Ahmet ™gt, and The Atlas Group reveal the weight of diverse histories in defining the current moment—whether manifest in the form of national myth, ritual, architecture, or pop culture. In the end, these are not static narratives; they are dynamic, promiscuous, enigmatic.

Programme
Ziad Antar ´ WA
Shahryrar Nashat – The Regulating Line
Rosalind Nashashibi – University Library
Yael Bartana ´ Kings of the Hill
Iman Issa – Making Places
Hassan Khan ´ Kompressor
The Atlas Group ´ Miraculous beginnings and No, illness is neither here nor there
Ahmet ™gt ´ Cut it Out
Haris Epaminonda ´ Tarahi II

Negar Azimi isSenior Editor at Bidoun magazine.

Area: all wales

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ENDURANCE

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Date: 24-26 April 2008
Website: www.vivid.org.uk
Location: england

Outline:

Endurance is a three-day programme of screenings, performances and exhibition exploring the physical and mental limits of human endurance.

This international programme features moving image works by Marina Abramović, Vito Acconci, Ron Athey, Chris Burden, He Yun Chang and Tehching Hsieh. The live art programme contains a number of new commissions alongside existing performances presented for the first time in the UK. Artists include Eitan Buchalter, Gillian Dyson, William Hunt, Kira O’Reilly, William Hunt, Joost Nieuwenburg and Marcus Young.

Please visit www.vivid.org.uk for further ticket and calendar information.

(Image: Call John the Boatman, William Hunt. Courtesy of artist)

Area: all wales

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JOB VACANCY AT FOLLY: CREATIVE DIRECTOR (MATERNITY COVER)

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Date: 20 Mar 2008
Website: http://www.folly.co.uk
Location: england

Outline:

Job Title: Creative Director, maternity Cover (part time)

Terms: 0.6 fixed term freelance contract for 9 months.

Salary :£25,000 to £28,000 pro rata

Closing date: 20th March 2008

Reports to: folly Chief Executive, Taylor Nuttall

Number of Job holders: 1

Apply for application pack to: Brigit Colton, folly, 6.4.4 Alston House, White Cross, Lancaster LA1 4XQ. 01524 388 550 brigit.colton@folly.co.uk www.folly.co.uk

Principal purpose of the job:

To provide maternity cover (approx. 9 months) for the artistic leadership of the organisation.

Context:

folly is a leading digital arts organisation, based in the North West of England. A temporary post is required to cover maternity leave cover for Kathryn Lambert, Creative Director of folly. This is an exciting opportunity to join folly and to contribute towards the development of the organisation and its current artistic programme of projects. Key responsibility will be to oversee the delivery of this years programme and to put into place plans for 2009. We are seeking an individual who can significantly contribute to building upon the success of this years Velocity festival, extending projects such as Digi Club, Digital Artists Handbook and driving our new Big Lottery funded project Portable Pixel Playground forwards. You will bring extensive experience of working in the media arts sector and in developing online audiences. You will be a proactive fundraiser and will strengthen our collaborative partnerships nationally and internationally.

Area: not in wales

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Three

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Date: 15 Mar – 19 Apr 2008
Website: www.picture-this.org.uk
Location: england

Outline:

Three is an exhibition of new film and video works that utilise multi screens as a means to communicate a range of contemporary cultural issues. The three screen device offers the possibility to present different moments in time, narratives or picture views simultaneously.

Area: not in wales

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Body Echoes

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Date: 1st – 16th March 2008
Website: www.womensarts.co.uk
Location: wales

Outline:

Body Echoes is a digital exhibition featuring three guest artists ´

Jan Bennett, Maria Hayes and Virginia Head.

Their work explores the human body as it dreams, dances and encounters the future.

Curated by Bambo Soyinka for the Women’s Arts Association.

As part of Synchronicity, a series of special exhibitions and events in Cardiff celebrating International Women’s Day 2008.

Oriel Canfas, 44a Glamorgan Street, Canton, Cardiff, CF5 1QS

1st ´ 16th March

Viewing times: Thurs & Fri, 1:00pm ´ 4:30pm /

Sat & Sun, 11:00am ´ 4:30pm

Area: southern bloc