80+1 call for proposals – deadline 31 October 2008


“80+1” would like to invite artists and scientists (participants may be individuals, groups, institutions, companies etc.) to submit proposals in order to exchange and connect two different locations (Linz and a place in the world). The goal is to expand and explore meaningful exchange between remote groups of people. Proposals’ one essential requirement is an element of “live bits” – real-time, two-way communication – of any viable quantity and in any modality. Though symmetrical two-way communication is preferred, asymmetrical two-way communication and even one-way communication will be considered as long as a live component is present. Other media, such as pre-recorded data and physically shipped material, may also be incorporated. Please, find a list of our 20 selected locations and associated themes at www.80plus1.org. Proposals may focus on specific locations or themes, otherwise the “80+1” team will seek a best match. “80+1” plans to award several commissions, EUR 10,000 each. This budget shall include all associated costs: research, production, technician support, travel related to the production and presentation, rentals of equipment and facilities, project materials, artist fees, installation and documentation. Commissioned projects will be deployed and exhibited during “80+1” on the Hauptplatz Linz (main square) in the framework of Linz 2009 European Capital of Culture.