[spectre] Screen art opportunity: Digital Fringe festival - arts content for your screen

Simeon Moran simsite at gmail.com
Mon Aug 17 05:59:19 CEST 2009

Digital Fringe is a not for profit open access arts festival that screen 
artists work in public places all over the world.

We are seeking contact with any screen, of any size, in public or semi 
public space anywhere in the world. Please refer us to other screen 
operators or curators you think maybe interested. See below for more 
detailed information about the festival or check out our website 

We also welcome arts submissions from local artists (emerging and 
established) in your community in the Digital Fringe festival. This can 
be a good way of enhancing local participation and engagement with your 
screen. Content Submissions will be open in mid August.

contact screens at digitalfringe.com.au for more info on how you can 
participate in the festival


*Want some free art content for your screen?*

The Digital Fringe Festival is seeking all sorts of screens across 
Australia and the world! Do you have a public screen, projector, TV or 
old computer monitor that you would like to play free digital art on?

Digital Fringe is seeking a plethora of public screening venues to 
participate in september/october 2009 - urban screens, galleries, 
shopping centers, bars, cafes, pubs, retail venues, libraries, salons 
and even swimming pools who have a screen of any size, to show our 
curated collection of screen based art. Help us to bring cutting edge 
digital artworks by local and international artists to the public.

No screen is too large or small - it may be in a back corner of a 
library on a computer monitor, part of a shop's window display, a wall 
of TV's in an electrical goods shop, a projector in a foyer, or a huge 
public screen. We simply want to get this artistic content into as many 
nooks and crannies of public space as possible.

*What is Digital Fringe?

Digital Fringe is an open access public arts festival that places 
contemporary screen based media in public locations. It provides artists 
with access to an extensive network of hundreds of public screens and 
non-traditional audiences throughout Australia and the world. Screening 
venues receive a playlist curated from the diverse visual works of 
animation, abstract, video art, short film, machinima, motion graphics, 
photography and stills submitted to the Digital Fringe festival via our 

In keeping with the Fringe Festival charter, Digital Fringe is open 
access and accessible to emerging and established artists, particularly 
those working in screen based and new media. Submissions are received 
from all around the world: from professional artists to bedroom doodlers 
and everybody in between. Screening venues range from busy bars and 
cafes, bustling shopping centres, walls of TV’s in electrical stores, 
State and regional libraries, art galleries, and cultural institutions, 
suburban shop fronts and on massive urban screens in public plazas like 
Melbourne's Federation Square.

All submissions also play on the Digital Fringe 
<http://www.digitalfringe.com.au> website

Digital Fringe started in 2006 and runs on the cultural capital of Horse 
Bazaar <http://www.horsebazaar.com.au> and the contributions of numerous 
artists, screen operators and audiences. It has been put together with 
generous support from Film Victoria, Melbourne Fringe Festival and other 

*How Does it work?

As part of The 2009 Melbourne Fringe Festival, Digital Fringe will be 
broadcasting a curated playlist of digital art on public screens across 
the world. This playlist - the General Stream - consists of digital 
artwork that is submitted from all over the world in response to a 
massive public callout. This curated playlist is a compilation of 
silent, G rated visual works - be they animation, abstract, video art, 
short film, motion graphics, or stills. It is the cream of the crop of 
1000’s of submissions that results from an extensive local, national and 
international callout. To reiterate the General Stream is the best of 
the best, and its all G rated so you don’t have to worry about the 
content played.

The General Stream is sent out to all our screen locations on DVDs to 
play for your audiences. All you need is a screen of any sort and a DVD 
player to play the content.

Screen Venues that sign up to broadcast Digital Fringe entries can play 
the content whenever they like during the festival (23 September - 11 
October) or at an organised time around these dates. Screening can be 
continuous, event focused, fitted in around your normal programming, or 
be used if your screen has downtime where nothing is playing.

All locations taking part in broadcasting the Digital Fringe General 
Stream will be promoted on the Digital Fringe website, which will 
feature a list of screening venues with links to partner websites and 
provision for logo placement, as well as be featured on a Google Map of 
Digital Fringe Screen locations. Last year we had over 60,000 visits to 
the Digital Fringe website, and the main Fringe website had 100,000 
visits during the 17 days of the festival. We hope to double that this 
year! Screens locations may also feature in press releases.

Any screen playing Digital Fringe artworks during the festival will be 
helping to support artists and the promotion of digital screen art in 
local communities. Not to mention providing free entertainment to 
punters, customers, and your wider community. We encourage screen venues 
to promote the festival and our 'call for entries' to their local 
artistic communities so that local content from your own communities can 
play a part in the artworks that you screen.

If you are interested or would like some further information please 
contact me directly on:

    simeon at horsebazaar.com.au
    screens at digitalfringe.com.au

Simeon Moran
+61 (0)402 514 017
simeon at horsebazaar.com.au 

Horse Bazaar 
397 Lt Lonsdale St
Melbourne 3000
+61 (0)3 9670 2329


Simeon Moran
0402 514 017
simeon at horsebazaar.com.au 

Horse Bazaar 
397 Lt Lonsdale St
Melbourne 3000
03 9670 2329


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