Banff New Media Institute Residency – deadline 7 September 2007

Almost Perfect is a rapid prototyping residency and think tank focused on the exploration and creation of locative media. This program is designed for artists, content creators and researchers who are interested in incorporating mobile content into their practice. Participants will work with responsive environments, site specific installation and pervasive computing while exploring the political, social, and economic context of locative media at a critical vantage point through discussions and workshops.

Almost Perfect will provide a supportive environment for individuals or collaborative groups to work with a substantial support team in the development of their prototypes. No previous experience with mobile media or technical expertise is required.

Projects will be developed in dedicated studio and production facilities with the guidance, mentorship and support of internationally renowned peer advisors, BNMI’s Advanced Research Technology Mobile Lab, Hewlett-Packard Labs Bristol, and the staff of BNMI and the Creative Electronic Environment.

Peer Advisors

Paula Levine (CDN/US), a visual artist focusing on experimental narrative and new forms of narrative spaces. Her research/art practice is in GPS technology, wireless, and remote devices. Paula has over twenty years of experience in experimental documentary photography and video.

Christof Migone (CDN) is a multidisciplinary artist, performer, curator and writer. His work and research delves into language, voice, bodies, performance, intimacy, complicity, and endurance. His installations have been exhibited across North America and Europe. He currently lives in Montréal and teaches at Concordia University.

Simon Pope (UK) is currently researching walking as a visual art practice. He often works collaboratively or on large-scale, participatory projects. He represented Wales at their inaugural exhibition at the Venice Biennale of Fine Art in 2003, and forthcoming exhibitions include the group show Waterlog, curated by Jeremy Millar. Simon is a Reader at Cardiff School of Art & Design and is a research associate at Transmedia, Hogeschool Sint Lukas, Brussels and Goldsmith’s College, Digital Studios London.

Almost Perfect

Almost Perfect runs from November 4 – December 1, 2007. Deadline is September 7, 2007 and notifications will be sent out September 17, 2007.

More info at www.banffcentre.ca/bnmi/coproduction/