::fibreculture:: Call For Artists :: Screengrab 2011 :: Nostalgia

Goodwin, Mitch mitch.goodwin at jcu.edu.au
Sat Jun 11 05:25:45 CEST 2011

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       -o-  Deadline : Friday July 22  -o-

       -o-  2011 Theme :  Nostalgia  -o-

            -o-  Prize  :  AUS $2K  -o-

                S C R E E N G R A B
                New Media Art Prize

   "From 8 Bit Trips to Sepia Coded Dreams"


The Synopsis :

Nostalgia runs deep in the network.

The clean lines and coded purity of interface culture and consumer  
electronics belies a deeper yearning for the origins of new media.  8  
Bit games, glitch art, stop motion video, audio distortions and retro  
stylings are cropping up throughout the networked landscape as artists  
unpack, smudge, melt, data-mosh and retrace their steps back to the  
early halcyon days of digital media.  Tactile, fluid, fuzzy analogue  
aesthetics are emerging in surprising places as the origins of our  
streamlined relationship with technology and the world around us is  
interrogated, encoded and telegraphed into our livings rooms, browsers  
and pockets.

Jaron Lanier in his text, You Are Not A Gadget, calls for a more  
humanist approach to the way we participate in network culture and  
insists we must seek always to preserve our individuality in such  
exchanges.  Retro leanings and nostalgic turns speak to this desire.   
It reveals the human in the electronic interface.  It celebrates the  
mistake, the error, the uniqueness and the beauty of the digital  
aesthetic at a critical time in the evolution of media arts practice.

The 2011 Screengrab New Media Arts Award and associated exhibition is  
looking for challenging creative works by media artists who have a  
yearning for the past and seek to examine the future. We invite these  
digital practitioners working in screen based media to submit works on  
the theme of the Nostalgia.

The Call Out :

SCREENGRAB is now entering its third year with an international call  
out for the AUS$2000 New Media Arts Prize and the companion exhibition  
in August for short listed applicants. We invite digital practitioners  
working in screen based media to submit works on the theme of NOSTALGIA.

All forms of screen based media are encouraged including multi-channel  
video, digital illustration, audio sculpture, photography, generative  
media, 2D & 3D animation.

Existing worx and those specifically designed for the award must  
address the theme of NOSTALGIA to be eligible for the New Media Arts  

Prize Money:  AUS $2000

Artefact deadline:  22-07-11

Exhibition Opening & Award announcement : 12-08-11

Application Form : http://www.jcu.edu.au/soca/screengrab/

"Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug."
- John Lithgow

This project is sponsored by James Cook University's School of  
Creative Arts and the eMerge Media Space.

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