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Masaki Fujihata: The Conquest of Imperfection Exhibition

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Date: 22 Aug – 19 Oct 2008
Website: http://www.cornerhouse.org/art/info.aspx?ID=383&page=0
Location: england

Outline:

The Conquest of Imperfection is the first UK exhibition of Japanese media artist Masaki Fujihata’s acclaimed interactive work, featuring six installations created by the artist between 1996 ´ 2006. All the works in the exhibition are characterised by a sense of playfulness, requiring visitors to actively engage with them, but at the same time they probe fundamental questions of human perception and awareness. Unreflective Mirror for example, forces us to question our own sense of identity, when we look into a mirror only to find our reflection isn’t present. Fujihata questions what reality is, and how we understand it in relation to the virtual realm. While his work exhibits an intrinsically Japanese aesthetic, Fujihata also addresses the core issues occupying media artists across the world. He has created pioneering work in all fields of digital media, including computer graphics, interactivity, the Internet, location based and distributed computing, nano technology, data mining, inhabited information spaces, and GPS.

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Roam the Rows

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Date: Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th August 2008 – 12pm – 3pm
Website: www.chesterperforms.com
Location: england

Outline:

A spectacular and intimate festival on Chester’s Rows

During Shopping hours on the 9th and 10th August, Chester’s artists and communities take to the streets to celebrate the City’s famous Rows in music, performance, dance and art.

Eastgate, Northgate, Watergate and Bridge Street may never seem the same again…

Wander freely for some serious, and not so serious, suprises.

With over 50 artists, groups and societies taking part there are a whole host of opportunities for you to get involved.

For more information: http://chesterperforms.com/site/our-projects/roam-the-rows

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Science and art of pitching and presenting

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Date: 3 Jul 2008
Website: http://www.nwsadtraining.com/
Location: wales

Outline:

This one day course will cover the science and art of pitching and presentation. From the semiotics of advertising to the techniques of the world’s most effective sales people, the talk will show you the best way to get ´the message” across.

Whether you’re in Cannes pitching a movie script or simply having an interview for a job, the principles of presenting yourself and what you have to offer are always the same. This step by step guide to what makes a presentation succeed or fail will cover the basics of dress code and body language to the more advanced skills of closing a deal and knowing when to cut a presentation short.

The course costs £10 for students and £55 for Freelancers and Employed.

For more information and to book go to the website and click on Events/Seminars: http://www.nwsadtraining.com/

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exposures, final call for entries

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Date: 24 July 2008
Website: http://www.exposuresfestival.co.uk/
Location: england

Outline:

Last chance to enter your work into the UK`s leading student film and moving image festival. Taking place at Cornerhouse and Urbis in November, exposures is a competitive festival for film, video, animation or any moving image piece up to 30 minutes in lenght. Check the website for entry rules, deadline: 31 July 2008.

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Show us a better way

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Date: 30 Sep 2008
Website: http://www.showusabetterway.com
Location: online

Outline:

Ever been frustrated that you can`t find out something that ought to be easy to find? Ever been baffled by league tables or `performance indicators`? Do you think that better use of public information could improve health, education, justice or society at large?

The UK Government wants to hear your ideas for new products that could improve the way public information is communicated. The Power of Information Taskforce is running a competition on the Government`s behalf, and we have a £20,000 prize fund to develop the best ideas to the next level. You can see the type of thing we are are looking for on the website.

To show they are serious, the Government is making available gigabytes of new or previously invisible public information especially for people to use in this competition. Rest assured, this competition does not include personal information about people.

We`re confident that you`ll have more and better ideas than we ever will. You don`t have to have any technical knowledge, nor any money, just a good idea, and 5 minutes spare to enter the competition.

Deadline for submissions: 30 Sep 2008
For more information, examples and to submit, visit the website: http://www.showusabetterway.com/

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Share Prize 2009

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Date: 30 Sep 2008
Website: http://www.toshare.it/eng/share-prize
Location: international

Outline:

Submissions are invited for the 3rd edition of the Share Prize. The main requisite for participating in the competition is to create a work in which digital technology is applied as a language of creative expression.

Submitted work can be in almost any medium or combination of mediums. Combinations of analogue and digital technologies are permitted as are computer animation / visual effects, digital music, interactive art, net art, software art, live cinema, audiovisual performance, etc.

A shortlist of no more than six finalists will be announced in November 2008. The award candidates are invited to participate in the 5th edition of Share Festival in Torino that will take place from 24th to 29th march 2009. The six competitors will exhibit the work they have entered in the competition, during the Festival.

A Jury will award a prize of 2,500 Euro to the work that best represents experimentation in arts and new technologies.

For more information and to apply, visit the website: http://www.toshare.it/eng/share-prize
Deadline for submissions: 30 September 2008

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VIDA 11.0

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Date: 6 Oct 2008
Website: http://www.fundacion.telefonica.com
Location: international

Outline:

VIDA 11.0 rewards works of art developed with artificial life technologies and related disciplines: robotics, artificial intelligence, etc. We are looking for works of art with emerging behaviours, which evolve over time, react with their environment and seem to have a life of their own. VIDA 11.0 is searching for projects that relate technology with biology and that research the synthetic characteristics of modern life.

In previous editions, prizes have been awarded to artistic projects created with robots, avatars, recursive chaotic algorithms, knowbots, cellular automata, computer viruses, virtual ecologies that evolve with user interaction, interactive architectures, augmented reality pieces and works that explore the social aspects of A-life.

A total of 40,000 Euro will be awarded to the three projects selected by the jury: First prize: 18,000 Euro, Second prize: 14,000 Euro, Third prize: 8,000 Euro. The winning pieces may be exhibited at Fundaci¢n Telef¢nicaïs Virtual Museum and in the exhibitions related to art and new technologies it organises or takes part in.

For further information and to apply, visit the website: http://www.fundacion.telefonica.com/at/vida/telefonica-05-en.shtml
You can also contact the Fundacion by email on vida@telefonica.es or by phone (0034) 91 584 23 00.

Deadline for submissions: 6th October 2008

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Pixel Pops! 2008

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Date: Aug 25 2008
Website: http://www.poppingpixels.org
Location: international

Outline:

The 4th annual Pixel Pops! theme is `WIDE OPEN` in honor of the wide open spaces of the prairie in which the Krannert Art Museum is located and where Pixel Pops! will take place in November 2008. This theme can be interpreted in many ways, not limited to: widescreen and multichannel video works, panoramic video, fast paced and rapidly changing imagery, etc. Preference will be given to works that embody this theme or subvert it in interesting ways.

Preferred file formats include: MPG, MOV, SWF. We will work with artists who have files in other formats as much as possible. We are especially open to pieces that require widescreen (16:9, 16:10) aspect ratios and multichannel video works in a diptych/triptych format.

The 2008 exhibit will be in November held at Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.

Submission Deadline: August 25th, 2008. Online submissions only.

Visit http://www.poppingpixels.org/ to submit online.

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Pipilotti Rist

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Date: 27 Jun – 31 Aug 2008
Website: http://www.fact.co.uk/
Location: england

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One of Europe`s leading contemporary artists, Pipilotti Rist will celebrate a major exhibition at FACT with the UK premieres of Gravity be My Friend (2007) and Open My Glade (2000).

Born in 1962, Pipilotti Rist is famed for her visually stunning sculptural video installations and is one of the most prominent artists working today. Her exhibition in Liverpool will challenge the way we look at art, physically as well as emotionally – be it lying on the floor watching a projection on the ceiling, perched on oversized furniture or peering through a crack on the floor. Pipilotti Rist burst onto the international art scene in the late 1980s with works inspired by visual art, music, architecture and social politics. Celebrating the power of self-invention and the creation of new rules for humans living together, she mixes fantasy and the everyday in a humorous and kaleidoscopic exploration of the female voice and body in contemporary culture.

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Hayward Touring: Curatorial Open 2009

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Date: 8 Sep 2008
Website: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/
Location: england

Outline:

Hayward Touring: Curatorial Open 2009 is the inaugural exhibition of a series of three annual Hayward Touring curatorial open calls. Hayward Touring in association with a number of regional museums and galleries invites proposals for an innovative exhibition, touring to four UK venues in 2009.

For 40 years, The Hayward has played a key role in creating imaginative, high profile exhibitions in London and throughout the UK with Hayward Touring exhibitions. Hayward Touring annually presents around 22 shows to 650,000 people in approximately 86 venues throughout the UK. Exhibitions range in scale from the British Art Show, the largest survey of contemporary British art organised in the UK, to small graphics and photography shows.

The successful applicant of the Hayward Touring: Curatorial Open will work in collaboration with the Hayward and four regional museums and galleries in organising their touring exhibition commencing July 2009. Hayward Touring: Curatorial Open provides a honorarium of £3,000 plus £1,000 for research and travel expenses. The curator will be expected to work within a modest exhibition budget that will allow for a small publication.

Application deadline: 5pm Monday 8 September 2008

For guidelines and an application form, visit the website: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/visual-arts/hayward-touring/hayward-touring-curatorial-open-

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