[spectre] Call for proposals - net art commissions

Derek Holzer derek@x-i.nu
Wed, 4 Dec 2002 17:43:56 +0100

Call for proposals -  net art commissions 

Starting in 2002, Impakt is opening up its own Webgallery: Impakt Online. Three 
times a year Impakt is asking media artists from around the world to submit a 
project proposal for one of the selected themes. Two projects will be selected 
for each theme. 

The projects that will be selected must use the Internet’s special 
characteristics i.e. projects which exist thanks to the interactive, non-
hierarchical complexity of the Internet environment, and only really come into 
their own in this online space. 

The first theme is titled ‘The Art of Narrative’. The multiform narrative is 
not a new phenomenon. However the computer made it possible to combine text, 
image and sound in one screen, thereby creating multiple stories at the same 
time. The open structure of the internet encouraged the active involvement of 
the reader even more. At first the storyteller invited the reader to make 
certain choices, but soon the reader was also asked to contribute in the story. 

The Art of Narrative changed from a pre-mapped storyboard to a loose connection 
of user contributions that move the storyline in different directions. Suspense 
arises from both observing and participating in these stories. This process, in 
which the author merely acts as a host offering a space for dramatic action, 
could lead to a redefinition of narrativity and story. 

Impakt hopes to support this process by giving artists a chance to use the 
Impakt Online section as a space to explore the effects of text, image and 
sound on multiple narration. 

Terms and Conditions: 
Acceptance of proposals: January 14 till 24, 2003 
Final Selection: February 14, 2003 
Launch: March, 2003 

Proposals must to be written in English. They should include a project 
description: description of content and technical implementation, including a 
time line and the relation to the theme; artist[s] biography, with a short CV 
and documentation on your previous projects. 

Impakt will provide webhosting for the project for 1 year, and pay a fee to the 
accepted artist[s] of € 1000. 

Address for submissions: 

PO Box 735 
3500 AS Utrecht 
The Netherlands