[spectre] Call for proposals - net art commissions
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