CYNETart_08 12th Festival of computer-based art – deadline 22 March 2008

International Call for Entries CYNETart-competition:
Deadline for submissions: 22nd March 2008
Festival period 30th October until 09th November 2008, Festival Theatre Hellerau
Awards Ceremony: 30th October 2008, Festival Theatre Hellerau

TMA Hellerau hosts this international competition of CYNETart, inviting artists and art groups to present their projects, every two years. They can apply with projects that fully utilise digital technologies in their conceptual, creative and performing processes, thereby opening up opportunities for digital performance and their relationship to factors such as time, space, physical presence and social encounters. An international jury with representatives from well-established media culture institutions and experienced scientists with a background in media art history will decide about the winner of the CYNETart-award and the sponsorship award. It will also decide on the award of the artist-in-residence-scholarship funded by the Ministry of Culture. On the occasion of the Chess Olympiad 2008 in Dresden (12th until 25th November 2008) we will together with Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden AG (ZMD) tender a so-called chess-media-art-award for the amount of €5.000 for the first time.

The awards go to realised works of art. The sponsorship award of the Saxon Ministry of Science and the Fine Arts is designed to support a project realisation. The realised project will be presented at CYNETart 2009.

The award-winning entries will be shown at the CYNETart_08 festival (30th October until 9th November 2008), which means that a presentation of the work of art should be possible. The organiser will try to present all acknowledgements to the audience of CYNETart. Furthermore the organiser will do a selection of entries to be presented. This also applies to the possible submission of a project for the transNATURALE festival (29th until 31st August 2008). The presentation of a chess-media-award will be part of the Chess Olympiad Dresden 2008 (12th until 25th November 2008). All award-winning works shown at CYNETart will also be included and illustrated in the catalogue, published on the occasion of the festival.

Information and application form
www.cynetart.de