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Open Call: Fibre

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Open Call: Fibres

Seeking artistic responses to the theme of Fibres.

​Textile making traditions spans global cultures as one of the earliest human technologies. It has been a staple in industry, fashion, craft and decorative arts throughout the ages but it particularly made a resurgence in the 1960s back into the contemporary art world. Since then Fibre and textile arts have been developing new forms and language -becoming more conceptual and cross-disciplinary, even into this digital age.

​We're are seeking works that explore (but are not limited to) the following areas:

  • Textiles (Fibre art, Ecology, Upcycling, Craft, Natural vs Synthetic materials, Traditional vs contemporary methods of making, Materiality, Cross-disciplinary art)

  • Technology (Fibre optics, making and machinery of modern textiles, video/film, animation, VR, 3D printing, digital responses to textiles and fibres)

 

We are particularly interested in works that cross over between the two but this is not essential. Works can explore their own themes but there must have a link to the idea of textiles, materiality or fibres in some form.

​This will accumulate in a group exhibition that will explore the the relationship between textiles and technology; between the ecology and the digital that will take place in March 2023.

​£5 per piece to enter. Deadline to apply: 4th Feb 2023

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AIR Gallery, 30 Grosvenor Road, Altrincham, WA14 1LE
Deadline: 
04/February/2023

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£5
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ESC — OPEN CALL / #2033

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Dear friends, the ESC is back and in a new format! Now the open call and its following exhibition will appear only once a year. As VVOVVA evolves with each day and does its best to create better experiences, this time the selected works will be shown as a virtual exhibition.

We ask you to ‘Create art as you would do 10 years in the future.’ With the fifth wave of the ESC we dive even deeper into our technology- and virtual-driven future. Thrilled and excited, we joined forces with the digital platform dedicated to promoting critical conversations in contemporary art — DE:FORMAL. Created by Wednesday Kim & Vincent Cy Chen, DE:FORMAL features emerging artists who work with video, performance, installation, sculpture, media art… or other underrecognized forms in the conventional gallery system.

Some of the questions we ask:
What if AI is already self-aware? Will an organism that we’ve created in a lab become our friend in the end? Do we treat AI right? Will humans be ever at par with machines? Can the synergy happen and how if it will? How much more distant nature should become to us until we realize that we can’t live without it? If the current over-capitalized world not teaching us any lessons about our future, what will?

The submission period starts on September 5 and ends on February 6. The selected artists will be notified by email and published in a digital exhibition on April 20.

We are humbly waiting for your thoughts and projects about our unavoidable future. To read the full introduction and see previous exhibitions click the link below!

Image: Wednesday Kim, 2022

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Virtual Exhibition

Deadline: 
06/February/2023

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CyFer Open Call

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Researchers from the CyFer project, funded by PETRAS, UK, are examining cybersecurity, privacy, ethics and trust in FemTech. Female-oriented technologies (FemTech) promise to enable people to take control of their bodies and lives, helping them overcome the many existing challenges in medical care and research. There is a lack of data about women and other minority and minoritised groups in medical sciences. There is also bias and discrimination in health studies, data sets, and algorithms. FemTech solutions promise to centre these groups in the design and development of their systems. However, the FemTech industry remains largely unregulated. There is a lack of clarity in the law (e.g. GDPR and HIPAA), and in industry and user practice in relation to this extremely sensitive data on different levels i.e. user consent, third-party sharing, and algorithmic bias which may lead to malicious purposes.

We are looking for artists, designers and creative technologists who are interested in exploring FemTech cybersecurity, privacy, ethics and trust. We invite you to create critical artefacts and interventions that include digital and material speculations. You will have the opportunity to explore the technical and social aspects of this complex issue with the project team throughout your engagement, including workshops and informal interaction.

We want to commission a diverse selection of work, creating various new entry points to this research for new audiences. We are open to all types of creative response to this call, but will require there to be a digital aspect to the work, whether this is the work itself or an accompanying artefact.

Commitment: Successful applicants will be expected to participate in activities designed to deepen your knowledge of the subject matter, provide occasional updates to the project team, create an artefact, contribute to a short video, and partake in an interview with the research team after the project. Anonymous participation can be discussed if required.

The team will engage with you throughout the journey to provide you with the relevant scientific resources around FemTech cybersecurity, privacy, ethics and trust. The specific activities (e.g., workshops) will be announced accordingly. We are not able to provide studio/fablab space.

Timeline:

  • The EoI should be submitted by midnight on 21st of August 2022.
  • Successful applicants will be informed by 9th September 2022
  • Successful applicants will be expected to start in Sept/Oct 2022 and finalise their work by the end Jan 2023.
  • The exhibition itself is tbd, dependant on the composition of artists/designers/creative technologists and their anticipated works. However, a launch/exhibition is expected to be held in Mar 2023.
Prize Summary: 
£1500
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Selected artists, designers, and creative technologists will receive £1500. You will retain ownership of the work in the long term but will agree to it being exhibited by PETRAS at the end of the project. You will also provide digital artefact(s) which PETRAS will retain use of for future research and public engagement activities.

EoIs are welcome from all over the world. We will cover the costs of transporting works in addition to the £1500 per artist/designer. There is no expectation that all artists/designers must attend anything in person in the UK and we will take a flexible approach to working in person/online/hybrid depending on the composition of the group of successful artists and designers.

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UK & Online
Deadline: 
21/August/2022
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Open Call: Fiction Beyond Nonfiction

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The Li Tang Gallery is currently accepting submissions for an online group show – Fiction Beyond Nonfiction. We are keen to present a platform for artists working across disciplines to share their evolving visions of how digital and technology impact their practice. Subjects might include – but are not limited to – the ecosystem, social justice, decolonization, climate change, immigration, lifestyle, under-represented communities, and sustainability.

Artists at any stage of their career are invited to submit their work for consideration by our guest jury judge panel. The online group exhibition will be curated by the Li Tang team and promoted on Li Tang Gallery’s website, social media, and press coverage in both the United States and China.

 

Deadline  

May 8, 2022

 

Submission Fee

Free of charge

 

Eligibility

Open to all artists 18 years and older from all over the world.

All visual art media will be considered.

Artwork must be original. We do not take responsibility for copyright violations.

 

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Up to 5 images and/ or 1 video.

Brief bio/ artist statement 

CV

Portfolio website

Social media handles (if applicable)

Submitted images must be labeled as follows:

Firstname_Lastname_Title_Medium_Dimensions_Year. jpeg 

Jpeg files should not exceed 1MB. Selected artists will be contacted for high resolution images. 

For video submission, we accept time-based artwork or kinetic works that need to be presented in videos. Video submissions should be limited to 2 min. For security reasons, we don’t open sites with passwords or download attachments from the web.

We do not accept submissions via emails.

 

Timeline

Submissions will be accepted until May 8, 2022 24:00 EST

Selected artists will be notified by May 20, 2022

Exhibition opens May 23, 2022

Exhibition closes July 31, 2022

Deadline: 
08/May/2022

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Free of Charge
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OPEN CALL FOR CREATIVES – DIGITAL SUPERPOWER! LAB

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We are looking for 5 young womxn/LGBTQ creatives/artists based in London to join other participants in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Bulawayo, Zimbabwe to collectively explore gender safety issues in their cities.

Participants will join a series of remote workshops and use a custom gesture-based data collection web platform developed by UK-based artist, Ling Tan to explore and collect data surrounding their own and their communities' experiences of gender safety in their own city.

Participants will be guided in ways to map, visualise and narrativise their individual and collective data and findings in their own artistic medium (e.g graphic design, data visualisation, performance, photography, storytelling, poetry, etc).

Participants will receive a participation fee of £133 and funds to cover data for online engagements. There will also be an opportunity to present their work surrounding the topic at this year's Fak'ugesi Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Deadline: 23 August 2021
More info: https://fakugesi.co.za/calldigitalsuperpower/

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23/August/2021

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Participants will receive a participation fee of £133 and funds to cover data for online engagements
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Space Waste Residency

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A one-month sculpture residency at Greywood Arts in partnership with the National Space Centre and supported by Cork County Council. 

We are seeking expressions of interest from artists with a sculpture, three-dimensional or multi-disciplinary practice who are interested in examining questions arising around the waste produced by the acceleration of technology. It is an opportunity for an artist to explore the impact of human interactions with space and how we could move forward into the future. What are the implications of sending satellites and other hardware into space? Whose responsibility is it to regulate this and to manage space debris? 

The residency is an exciting invitation for an artist to reimagine and re-purpose technological space components that cannot be recycled. The artist will collect materials from the National Space Centre and observe the workings of a busy ground station before immersing themselves in the creative environment at Greywood. The project concludes with an exhibition and discussion at the National Space Centre in early December to showcase the work created during the residency and kick of the NSC’s 10th birthday celebrations. 

The National Space Centre is set to share space communications components including circuit boards, assemblies and data subframes with the artist, as well as preserved panels from their recently dismantled 11-metre EU-5B4 dish.

“This is a pivotal time in space exploration,” explained NSC CEO Rory Fitzpatrick. “We’re looking at manned Martian exploration in the near future, while Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson have launched space tourism as a viable industry. At the same time, there are more than 125 million pieces of space garbage orbiting our planet. It’s an ideal moment to examine questions around our responsibility to live sustainably not only on Earth, but beyond it.”

Prize Summary: 
Residency with stipend
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Residency includes: 

Access to space technology debris from the NSC and time to visit the campus at Elfordstown Earthstation, Midleton Cork, Ireland. https://nationalspacecentre.eu/

Accommodation and studio space at Greywood Arts, Killeagh, Cork, Ireland. Transport between Greywood Arts & NSC. Materials budget up to €500. Stipend of €1,000.

Deadline: 
22/August/2021
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