[spectre] Remediating the Social: Call for Artworks. Edinburgh 2012

Elisabeth Nesheim mostly at multiplum.com
Fri Jan 7 18:38:57 CET 2011

*Remediating the Social*


The Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in 
Practice (ELMCIP) research project invites submissions for an electronic 
literature and digital arts commissioning programme. Selected works will 
be presented in an exhibition and performance event as part of the final 
ELMCIP project conference Remediating the Social in Edinburgh, November 

*ELMCIP* welcomes proposals for installations, artworks and performances 
that address how network-based creative practice can effect and reflect 
upon community formation and the role of creativity in social 
ontologies. Submitted works should engage "born digital" literary and 
artistic practices. This can include works that employ generative, 
interactive, networked and/or hypermedia techniques. Works which could 
exist without the computer being involved in their production AND 
diffusion will not be considered. Projects that engage liveness and the 
performative in media are especially welcome.

*Remediating the Social* will be hosted by Edinburgh College of Art in 
collaboration with New Media Scotland and University College Falmouth 
within the framework of the ELMCIP research project. The event will be 
held at Inspace, a purpose-built research and exhibition facility at the 
University of Edinburgh, fully instrumented to facilitate engagement 
with developments in new technologies, scientific research and creative 
practice. The exhibition will continue after the conference for three 

*The conference programme* will consist of expert presentations, across 
a range of disciplines and modes of inquiry, addressing examples of 
creative communities that have formed around various practices, media 
and discourses. Case studies, papers and panels, discussing examples 
arising from the ELMCIP project and other contexts will be presented. 
The conference will be e-cast, allowing for remote attendees to freely 
monitor events and put questions to conference, highlighting mediating 
technologies in the formation of networked communities. There will be a 
separate call for conference papers and presentations later in 2011.

// Conference: 01-03 November 2012, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK

// Exhibition opening: 1 November, 2012, Inspace, University of 
Edinburgh, UK


Submissions should include:

    * 250 word abstract describing the conceptual and artistic details
      of the work

    * A4 page detailing the technical requirements and budget for
      mounting the work

    * Biographical statement of no more than 250 words

The technical description should include clear indication of technical 
and other resource requirements, duration (if applicable) and space 
requirements. Wherever possible the commissioners will seek to ensure 
that the necessary equipment and resources will be available for 
accepted works, although this will depend on the requirements of each 
individual project. Visual evidence of the proposed work, including 
diagrams, documentation and/or simulations, would be appreciated. This 
can consist of a web page containing the material, with the URL 
indicated in the submission, or a PDF appended to the proposal. 
Submissions will only be accepted electronically.

Proposals will be peer reviewed. Authors and producers of shortlisted 
works will be notified soon after May 31, 2011, and the curatorial 
committee will liaise with them to assure optimal presentation and the 
fit of each work in the overall programme of the event. A final 
selection of works will follow and a number of the proposals will be 
selected to be supported as commissioned works. This support will only 
be available for works that have not yet been produced and which the 
curatorial committee consider to have exceptional artistic quality, 
thematic relevance and logistical viability.

// Submission Deadline: March 31, 2011

// Notification of short-listing: May 31, 2011

// Notification of final selection July 31, 2011

// Delivery of completed artworks to Edinburgh: September 30, 2012

Submissions to: artworks at elmcip.net

*Simon Biggs and Jerome Fletcher

*ELMCIP Project Leader:
*Scott Rettberg

*Peer review exhibition committee:
*Giselle Beiguelman, Sao Paulo Catholic University
Simon Biggs, Edinburgh College of Art
Friedrich Block, Stiftung Brückner-Kühner, Kassel
Laura Borràs Castanyer, University of Barcelona
Mark Daniels, New Media Scotland
Yra Van Dijk, University of Amsterdam
Jerome Fletcher, University College Falmouth
Raine Koskimaa, University of Jyväskylä
Talan Memmott, Blekinge Institute of Technology
Scott Rettberg, University of Bergen
Janez Strehovec, University of Ljubljana

*Curatorial Committee:
*Simon Biggs, Edinburgh College of Art
Mark Daniels, New Media Scotland (Chair)
Jerome Fletcher, University College Falmouth
Scott Rettberg, University of Bergen

*Email: artworks at elmcip.net
Tel.: +44 (0)131 2216084
Mail: ELMCIP 2012 Chair (att: Professor Simon Biggs)
Research Zone, Edinburgh College of Art,
Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9DF, UK

/Supported by the HERA Joint Research Programme (www.heranet.info) which 
NWO, RANNIS, RCN, VR and The European Community FP7 2007-2013, under the 
Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities programme./

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