|EXPERIMENTA UPDATE |
Last week we were delighted to have Experimenta Commissioned artist Katie Turnbull in the office hashing out certain elements of her new work together with Experimenta staff. This week, our Curator Abigail Moncrieff visits Sydney meeting with artists and attending the launch of the new Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. And last but not least, last Friday Experimenta Board Member and Melbourne artist Ian de Gruchy treated us to a special showcase of projection work on a residence in East St Kilda (image right).
|EXPERIMENTA'S SELECTIVELY REVEALED CONTINUES AT DIGIARK SPACE, TAICHUNG, TAIWAN |
Experimenta and Asialink's touring exhibition Selectively Revealed continues at its second venue, the Digiark Space at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts in Taichung, Taiwan, on 18 February. Opened by Curator Clare Needham, the exhibition of 14 Australian media artworks continues to investigate the blurry line between public and private in artistic practice. Employing a variety of screen and contemporary video-making techniques, each artist in the exhibition choose precisely what - or what not - to reveal about those around them and themselves. Selectively Revealed is open until 13 May 2012. The exhibition continues to receive coverage in the region reviewed by the National Taiwan Museum of Arts and the Taipei Times.
Selectively Revealed continues until 13 May 2012
| OPPORTUNITIES - AUSTRALIA|| |
|SYDNEY: LEGS ON THE WALL CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS |
Legs On The Wall is very excited to announce the beginning of Open Source a new program led by our 2012 curators-in-residence, Lucy Parakhina and James Dalton. Open Source invites expressions of interest from artists interested in combining the physical with the digital in live performance. Starting in 2012, Open Source will become an integral part of Legs on the Wall's ongoing Artistic program. Projects should feature the human body performing live in combination with any of the following: Sound, Image, Space and/or Interactive devices. Apply now for one of two creative development slots: 20 August - 16 September 2012 or 19 November - 16 December 2012.
Deadline: 5 April 2012
|AUSTRALIA WIDE: BRITISH COUNCIL'S ACCELERATE INDIGENOUS CREATIVE LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE APPLICATIONS OPEN |
ACCELERATE Indigenous creative leadership initiative applications are now open for British Council's ACCELERATE leadership initiative. The initiative aims to empower Indigenous Australians to achieve leadership positions in the creative sector and mainstream media. The program involves professional development sessions, mentoring and industry placements in Australia and the UK.Fifteen applicants will be shortlisted to take part in a Leadership Intensive workshop in Australia, with five applicants selected to travel to the UK on a tailored professional visit.
Deadline: 29 April 2012
|MELBOURNE: SO YOU SAY AND STAY HOME SAKOKU EXHIBITIONS AT WEST SPACE
So You Say features video artists who engage with self-representation by occupying the role of the protagonist in their work. And Stay Home Sakoku: The Hikikomori Project is an introverted performance/installation exploring the Japanese phenomenon of hikikomori or 'shut in' syndrome. Over one week, Lim will live in a bedroom-style installation within West Space. Although physically 'on view' to gallery goers, communication between herself and the outside world will occur via a web portal or 'hiki-site' through which people can chat with her via smartphones or home computers.
Until 14 April 2012
|MELBOURNE: ACMI INTENSIVE PROGRAM FOR STUDENT GAMEMAKERS NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES|
Do you know a promising Victorian Student in Years 10 to 12 with a creative talent and a passion for games? Help them grow into a Tall Poppy inside the ACMI Hothouse: where creativity and skills are cultivated. A new four-year initiative of the Victorian Government, the ACMI Hothouse will provide selected students with unprecedented access to creative learning support, intensive hands-on production experience and inspirational contact with key international and Australian moving image makers. How to apply: Students and teachers can visit http://www.acmi.net.au/hothouse.aspx to register and download the application pack. The application includes an original game idea and a 'to camera' pitch so start now! Previous game making experience is not essential. FREE!
Deadline: 18 May 2012
OPPORTUNITIES & EVENTS- INTERNATIONAL||
CANADA: BANFF CENTRE ASSOCIATE WORK STUDY PROGRAM
This work study program provides the opportunity to assist resident artists and thematic residency participants with unique, cutting-edge developments and projects that align with the direction of Film & Media's research program. Technologies and methods explored in the research program include participatory networks, tangible and organic interfaces, artistic microelectronics, and virtual and augmented environments. The Banff Centres research labs include facilities such as physical computing environments, multi-surface stereographic displays, large scale touch and interactive screens, mobile devices, and hobby microcontrollers such as Arduino.
Deadline: 28 March 2012
NEW ZEALAND: UPSTAGE FESTIVAL OF CYBERPERFORMANCE CALL FOR NEW WORKS
UpStage is a web-based venue for online performance; an open source server application that has been in development since 2003. Online audiences anywhere in the world participate in live performance events by going to a web page, without having to download and install any additional software. Upstage is calling for new works that are boldly experimental, exploring the dynamics of online communication and interaction. Upstage also invites collaborators from other platforms to contribute to the planning and organisation of the festival.
Deadline: 12 April 2012
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Experimenta Media Arts gratefully acknowledges the support of the Australia Council, the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body, Arts Victoria, The Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Government, Visions of Australia, an Australian Government program supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of Australian cultural material across Australia, Screen Australia, Film Victoria and the City of Melbourne.
Ian de Gruchy, March 2012, East St Kilda, Courtesy Experimenta
Michael Zavros, We dance in the studio (to that shit on the radio) 2010, video still, Courtesy the artist.