3rd transitio_mx festival call for submissions – deadline 19 June 2009

3rd transitio_mx festival
October 2009, Mexico City

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In order to support, acknowledge, and promote current research and production in new media art, the Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (CONACULTA) through its Centro Multimedia of the Centro Nacional de las Artes, calls the local and international artistic community to the Third New Media and Art Contest which will take place in the New Media and Art Video International Festival.

The contest is open to any individual, group and association engaged in the production of artwork created with new media technologies, including video art, sound art, net-art, installation, composition, performance and related disciplines.The Third New Media and Art Contest, Autonomies of disagreement, provides a setting of located practices, where disagreement allows for dialogue and exchange in the realms of local and international new media art. This international contest is concerned with acknowledging those distinct technological displacements and art’s current status, bearing a particular emphasis on those artworks whose technological innovations and contributions are supported by means that can be used for creation, stressing above all a critical perspective.

This international contest is concerned with acknowledging those distinct technological displacements and art’s current status, bearing a particular emphasis on those artworks whose technological innovations and contributions are conceived through creative means. The following categories are thus open:


#1 Residual topography

This category seeks to reveal the discourses pronounced by means of obsolete technology (electronic and digital) and those articulated when contrasting local technologies with high technology appropriations. It is open for installation; interactive, immersed or sound environments; robotic art; hardware hacking; circuit bending; physical computing; site intervention; or any other related disciplines. A single prize will be awarded worth $50,000 (Fifty thousand Mexican pesos). The Jury will decide the honorable mentions granted.

#2 Unusual displacements: the scope of the moving images

In order to analyze the moving images technological reconfigurations (and/or its possibilities) and consider its unusual territories, this category is intended to welcome artworks that use moving images in any of its modalities, be it lineal presentation or interaction: single channel video, 16mm, live cinema, Vj´s, videogame, mobile video, interactive animation, augmented reality, or any other related disciplines. A single prize will be awarded worth $50,000 (Fifty thousand Mexican pesos). The Jury will decide the honorable mentions granted.

#3 Dissident territories: the emergence of technology

In order to explore technological developments that differ from industrial ones, this category looks for research and technology development projects who seek for innovations in the use of digital tools and electronic circuits with expressive and experimental means: free hardware and software, bioethical technology, gadget development, applications, devices or any other related disciplines. A single prize will be awarded worth $50,000 (Fifty thousand Mexican pesos). The Jury will decide the honorable mentions granted.

#4 Concealed order: viral construction of web contents

This category will welcome those works whose poetics distinguish or surpass conceptions regarding mobile interfaces and information networks. Those that bear important contributions on distribution, expression and collaboration will be more privileged: internet, bluetooth, GPS, radiofrequency, mobile telephony, infrareds or any other related disciplines. A single prize will be awarded worth $35,000 (Thirty five thousand Mexican pesos). The Jury will decide the honorable mentions granted.

National category

#5 Prize for creative young adults: potential talents

This award is directed to people excelling in creative production involving the use of electronic and digital media in Mexico. The prize seeks to promote and foster creativeness among college undergraduates, self-taught people, and young artists primarily interested in the use of technology with an emphasis on art-oriented discourses. Only Mexican citizens (residing in Mexico) aged 18-25 up to the application deadline are eligible to participate. Desired content includes but is not limited to, computer-produced works such as: digital graphics, animation, sound, hardware and software applications, videogames, websites, or other related materials.
A single prize will be awarded worth $20,000 (Twenty thousand Mexican pesos). The Jury will decide the honorable mentions granted.

Information

Centro Nacional de las Artes
Centro Multimedia
Avenida Río Churubusco 79, Colonia Country Club,
C. P. 04220, Coyoacán, México, D. F.

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