Call for participation: Art+Communication. The 16th International Festival for New Media Culture: FIELDS – deadline 31 May 2013

call for participation:: Art+Communication. The 16th International Festival for New Media Culture. FIELDS. Exhibition project within Riga 2014 European Cultural Capital programme from May 15 to August 3 2014

Art+Communication is a Riga based festival for art, science and technologies. In its 16th edition the festival will explore the role of art in building more sustainable future by introducing emerging fields of artistic practices that encourage different, traditionally seperated fields to interact, inter-relate and cross-fertilise each other. Fields starts from the assumption that the changing role of art in society is one where it becomes a critical interloper in patterns of social, scientific, and technological transformations. Topics include: real fields, fields as in agricultural fields, works relating to fields, food growing, water, seeds, plant ecologies and communications; eco-activism, agro-socio-political projects field as metaphor, semiotic field theories and meta-field theories; work as decoding and recoding of cultural patterns of social use of images; electromagnetic fields: and their experimental epistomologies (quantum field theory); notion of relational field (Burnham 1968); the epistemological implications of quantum theory in art; gendered fields, field as a psychological relation, psychological and psycho-analytical field theories; field theories of perception; social field theories, theories of masses and of emotional ‘contagion’; relational field theories, notion of culture as a relational field…

deadline (for 1st round proposals): May 31 2013