Call for artists – Athens Digital Arts Festival – extended deadline 18 March 2015

Call For Entries: Public Space_s

Athens Digital Arts Festival invites you to submit proposals for its next edition taking place in spring in Athens. Deadline for submissions is 4 March 2015.

In our times, the notion of public space appears to be one of the most contradictory concepts. With the rise of network and communication technologies, our experience of public space has changed. Public space is not only characterised by physical space and architecture but also by networks and knowledge distribution.

While public space is mainly being interpreted through urban planning, digital public space is organised through IP locations, URLs and protocols. Their cartographies, as distinct as they may seem, are both informed by network dynamics that add new layers of interpretation. Squares, parks, streets and the Internet are all potential public spaces that are activated through participation and engagement in order to acquire meaning.

The multiple interconnected spaces within which we act have redefined and affected our perception of everyday life as well as our social and cultural imaginaries. On the other hand, real-time data circulation and information exchange have created new patterns of communication allowing communities to surpass their localities and explore new modes of engagement and collaboration.

However, inhabiting at the same time a plethora of spaces that are potentially public the question that arises is: how open and free are these spaces? Have the visions regarding open access to public space and eventually public data been fulfilled?

Through this call, the festival invites proposals to explore the notion of “public” both in the digital and physical space.


How to apply:


Read and accept the terms of participation for your category/ies of choice
Fill out the corresponding application form/s
Your submission must include: 4 photo stills, video files should not exceed 1GB, accepted formats .mov, .avi, .mp4, .mpeg
Upload the above files on WeTransfer, Dropbox, etc. and include the link to your application.
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(Those who wish to submit more than one works should follow the same process for each work)


Follow steps 1-3 and export the online form/s
Send one (1) DVD containg your work (1 DVD per work), one (1) CD containing the four photo stills for each work and the participation form to the following address:Athens Digital Arts Festival
Miltiadou 18, 10560, Monastiraki, Athens Greece

Please write “cultural sample/no commercial value”