::fibreculture:: Working with ALife? Call for entries : VIDA 13.0
melinda at subtle.net
Wed Jul 21 14:22:41 CEST 2010
Art and technology
Call for entries: VIDA 13.0
At a time when the notion of life is once again located in an
uncertain domain, a wide range of artistic initiatives come together
to illustrate and investigate this phenomenon; they examine the impact
on the collective conscience and the way it is manifested in cultural,
technological and social thought.
Over the last decade, in the same formal space, VIDA has been bringing
together inter-disciplinary projects that respond to this situation.
By means of formal strategies that defy the boundaries between
existing practices, these projects offer new ways of reflecting on
what we understand by life and artificial life.
Fundación Telefónica announces the VIDA 13.0 Art & Artificial Life
International Competition, which for the last twelve years has awarded
prizes for artistic projects using technological mediums offering
innovative approaches to research into artificial life.
The projects may be based on systems which emulate, imitate or
speculate on the notion of life through current research and
technology. These systems may involve attributes of agency and
autonomy which display specific behaviour, are dynamic, react to their
surroundings and evolve, and which question the frontiers between what
is alive and what is not, between synthetic and organic life.
As in previous years there are two categories to the competition:
In this category VIDA 13.0 will award prizes to artistic ALife
projects developed after 2008. The sum of 40,000 Euros will be shared
between the projects selected by the jury: First Prize: 18,000 Euros,
Second Prize: 14,000 Euros, and Third Prize: 8,000 Euros. In addition
seven honourable mentions will be awarded.
ARTISTIC PRODUCTION INCENTIVES IN IBEROAMERICA, SPAIN AND PORTUGAL
In this category VIDA 13.0 helps to fund artistic ALife projects that
have not yet been produced. This is aimed at citizens or residents of
countries comprising Latin America, Spain and Portugal. The sum of
40,000 Euros will be shared between the selected projects.
The winning projects will be subsequently exhibited at the VIDA Gallery,
may be presented in exhibitions related to art and new technologies
organised by Fundación Telefónica or in which it takes part.
Period for submission of projects: from 19th July to 7th November 2010.
The works submitted will be examined by an international panel
composed of José-Carlos Mariátegui (Peru), Mónica Bello Bugallo
(Spain), Nell Tenhaaf (Canada) Rodrigo Alonso (Argentina), Simon Penny
(USA/Australia), Zhan Ga (China) and Francisco Serrano (General
Director of Fundación Telefónica).
Queries may be addressed to the FAQs section of the website
by e-mail to vida at telefonica.es or by calling (0034) 91 584 23 00.
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