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POI: Moving, Mapping, Memory

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Date: 5 – 28 Jun 2009
Website: www.cornerhouse.org
Location: england

Outline:

Cornerhouse is pleased to present POI, the first installment of Edition ´ our new annual month-long venture, which departs from the conventional exhibition format to bring you new ideas, exhibitions and one-off events. Featuring the works of Eimer Birkbeck, Richard Charnock, Joe Duffy, Max Livesey, Joel Porter, Rob Strongitharm, Yukari Yoshikawa, Andrea Zapp

POI explores the exchanging of points in time, or places in space, giving us the chance to review the world around us through innovative media art works. The installations investigate our shifting existences, both physical and digital, and the ways we perceive, shape and interweave the environments we inhabit. The narratives created ultimately comment on our surroundings, from a social, historical and technological perspective.

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Onedotzero: Call for submissions

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Date: 29 May 2009
Website: http://www.onedotzero.com/
Location: international

Outline:

onedotzero_adventures in motion is acclaimed by artists, audiences and creative industry alike for being the world leader in audio-visual arts and entertainments at the forefront of a new experiential festival experience which combines music, film, play, live performance, interactivity, digital arts and culture.

onedotzero_adventures in motion festival is now open to receive visually progressive moving image work for their 2009/2010 global touring festival. The festival premier takes place in london at BFI Southbank, 9-13 september 2009, followed by an extensive international tour which kicks off in buenos aires, 25-27 september 2009.

To submit download an application form:
http://www.onedotzero.com/submissions.php

Deadline: 29 May 2009

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OPPORTUNITY: Project Internship

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Date: June – October 2009
Website: www.vivid.org.uk
Location: england

Outline:

VIVID is seeking an intern to assist the programme team with the research and development of `The Act of Drawing`.

The Act of Drawing explores the physical act of drawing and it`s representation on screen in various forms. This includes the act of mark making directly onto celluloid, the performative act to camera, and the documentary role of moving image in providing a visual commentary to a drawn event. The Act of Drawing also aims to demonstrate different artistic approaches in visualising the varying personal, political and social boundaries that define contemporary life.

The internship will provide essential professional development for emergent curators and arts professionals in the form of research, administration and networking. Applicants must possess excellent administration, research and coordination skills, and demonstrate good oral and written communication skills. The internship is unpaid and will run 1-2 days per week June to October 2009.

The deadline for applications is 5 PM on Thursday 04 June 2009, interviews will be held on Wednesday 10 June 2009. Please email completed applications to info@vivid.org.uk or post them to: VIVID, 140 Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham, B9 4AR.

The application form is downloadable at

www.vivid.org.uk/opportunities

CONTACT

VIVID ! 140 HEATH MILL LANE ! BIRMINGHAM ! B9 4AR ! T: 0121 766 7876 ! E: info@vivid.org.uk ! W: http://vivid.org.uk

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Participation – Part 2

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Date: 4 Jun 2009
Website: www.vivid.org.uk
Location: england

Outline:

Dedicated to supporting practice of national and international significance since 1992, VIVID plays an integral role in the development of regionally based artists. Our history of supporting artist film and video making has expanded in recent years to include research and development models which act as hubs of activity where a multiplicity of art practices may collide. VIVID grew out of the Birmingham workshop scene of the 70′s and 80′s ´ a time of creative ferment and challenges to the mainstream. Following on from the first part of the Participation programme, a second strand has been developed to initiate new and nurture existing networks, reflecting VIVID’s own history and the origins of the Birmingham Arts Lab and the Film and Video workshops movement.

For Participation ´ Part 2 we would like to provide open access for a range of practitioners to use our space and facilities as a platform for social interaction, discussion and critique. We are proposing a loose structure, within which the activity and outcomes are completely governed by its users in the creation of an evolving space for production and dialogue. This self-directed project is politically positioned to challenge the hierarchies associated with gallery based programmes, instead reflecting the shared concerns and outcomes of a growing group of practitioners in the West Midlands.

We are looking for 3 individuals to shape this programme. As a media arts organisation with a special interest in artists film and video VIVID will favour applications from practices relating to this area. We are particularly interested in providing a space for new collaborations and emerging networks.

To apply send a CV and cover letter expressing your areas of interest by email or post to: VIVID (Participation ´ Part 2), 140 Heath Mill Lanem Birmingham B9 4AR. E: info@vivid.org.uk

Deadline for receipt: Thu 04 June 2009, 5 PM
Interviews: Wed 10 June 2009

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Tactical Play

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Date: 1 Jul 2009
Website: http://tacticalplay.blogspot.com
Location: england

Outline:

Informed by discourses of cross-pollination between social science and art, this event will discuss the role of ´play” as a tactic for social research within
reflexive and performative social science methods and socially engaged art processes.

Positioning playful enquiry as both a method and meeting place between the disciplines, the event will seek to address the following questions through the
presentation of case studies and open discussion. Speakers include: Anne Douglas (Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen); Lynn Froggett (University of Central Lancashire); Pat Kane (author of The Play Ethic); Justin McKeown (artist, Spartaction.com); Christian Nold (artist, Softhook.com). Convened by Sophie Hope and Elaine Speight.

In what way do the essential characteristics of one discipline offer possibilities for ´play” within the other? How is research through performance, fiction, collaboration and conversation employed by each discipline, and what are the individual motivations for this? At what point does playful enquiry meet ´hard edged” research, and what are the academic implications? In what way is ´play” a politicised method, and how can members of each profession use it to antagonise the frameworks in which they operate?

Numbers are strictly limited – please register early. Cost, includes vegetarian lunch: £35 standard, £15 Birkbeck staff and all students. Register and pay on the website: www.bbk.ac.uk/bisr . For other booking information please contact Julia Eisner: j.eisner@bbk.ac.uk

To find out more about the colloquium themes and structure of the day visit the blog: http://tacticalplay.blogspot.com

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Locws International Database

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Website: http://www.locwsinternational.com
Location: wales

Outline:

Locws International are looking to update their artist database. Locws International works with UK-based and international artists to create temporary, site-specific visual arts projects for public and accessible spaces across the city of Swansea in south Wales, UK. In each project, place or context is integral to the work and, through the use of a broad variety of locations, Locws International provides a unique platform in which a wide audience can experience contemporary art.

Through its innovative programme, Locws International provides new opportunities for artists and operates within a flexible and supportive framework to enable the production of progressive and dynamic work. If you are a practicing artist working in the field of installation, sculpture, performance or film we would be keen to see an up-to-date CV and images of your work so that we can add them to our database should any appropriate opportunities arise.

Please send information to: locws@locwsinternational.com or by post: Locws International, 16 J-Shed, Kings Road, Swansea SA1 8PL

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Reinventing Tabs: Mozilla Labs Design Challenge

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Date: 21 Jun 2009
Website: http://design-challenge.mozilla.com/summer09/
Location: online

Outline:

The Mozilla Labs Design Challenge is a series of events to encourage innovation, and experimentation in user interface design for the Web.

This summer`s Design Challenge focuses on finding creative solutions to the question: `Reinventing Tabs in the Browser – How can we create, navigate and manage multiple web sites within the same browser instance?` Tabs worked well on slow machines on a thin Internet, where ten browser sessions were `many browser sessions`. Today, 20 parallel sessions are quite common; the browser is more of an operating system than a data display application; we use it to manage the web as a shared hard drive. However, if you have more than seven or eight tabs open they become pretty much useless. And tabs don’t work well if you use them with heterogeneous information. They’re a good solution to keep the screen tidy for the moment. And that’s just what they should continue doing.

To participate in the Design Challenge you need to create a mockup of your proposed solution. A mockup can be anything from a napkin drawing, to a wireframe, to a polished graphic. You also need to create a video explaining your idea(s), presenting the mockup and showing how your idea works.

For more information about how to take part, visit the website: http://design-challenge.mozilla.com/summer09/

Deadline for submissions: 21 June 2009

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Alias Art Camp

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Date: 26 – 28 Jun 2009
Website: www.aliasarts.org
Location: england

Outline:

A weekend of camping, art, culture, activities, debate, food and donkeys including: The Cabinet of Curiosities pub quiz; Culturalnental Breakfast; Art Quercus walk; Carrot Carving competition, judged by resident donkeys; Teddy and Chester; Tin can pinhole camera photo doc; Halcyon Cafe; Trial Pit Cinema movie house; Combovertoes Cocktail bar; Practice and Reflection; Mothshadowmovie; Disco Sucks club night and more…

Price £15.00 per person includes two nights camping and breakfast. Booking essential as places are limited: admin@aliasarts.org

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Future of Web Apps, on Tour

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Date: 27 May – 3 Jun 2009
Website: http://events.carsonified.com/fowa/2009/tour
Location: england

Outline:

Future of Web Apps is hitting four UK cities in May and June 2009. Each city brings you a free morning workshop covering all you need to know about `Cloud computing` followed by an afternoon of four great presentations and culminating in 45 minutes of speed networking

Topics include: Building on the `Cloud` with Microsoft, Amazon and Salesforce; Lessons learned from selling DropSend; Embracing the value of free; Getting to know your web apps audience; The making of MOO; No budget, no technology and no idea – WTF! Speakers include: Andy McLoughlin, Richard Moross, Ryan Carson and Simon Collison

Dates: Leeds – May 28th 2009; Cambridge – June 2nd 2009; Bristol – June 3rd 2009. Tickets from £67.85.

For more information and to book, visit http://events.carsonified.com/fowa/2009/tour

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Portable Pixel Playground: Call for proposals

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Date: 3 Jul 2009
Website: http://www.folly.co.uk/
Location: england

Outline:

folly, a leading digital arts organisation working in the Northwest of England and online, is inviting proposals from artists/artist groups for our developing project, Portable Pixel Playground, a unique and imaginative environment that offers children and young people alternative play opportunities with art and technology. The playground encourages children to get active, think differently, collaborate and take risks through being exposed to new concepts and challenges created by artists. Portable Pixel Playground is a modular set of equipment and artists` commissions for use in public settings such as shopping centres, galleries and railway stations.

Fees and contractual details:
* Each PPP commission will be a collaboration between folly and selected artist(s): artists will work closely with the PPP Project Manager and folly team throughout the development of each commission
* Total artist`s budget for each commission: £4,000 (including fees and materials)
* folly will invest time and funding resources into each commission and the playground over and above each commission fee ´ to be negotiated for individual projects.
* A separate budget for the transport of artwork will be agreed
* Artist`s travel/expenses: to be discussed and agreed with folly according to location, number of meetings etc

For more information, please download the full artists` brief at http://www.folly.co.uk/click/1408/98

Deadline for proposals: Friday 3 July 2009

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