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Call for Commissions: LightNight Liverpool 2017

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LightNight, Liverpool's latenight arts festival, returns on Friday 19 May 2017.

The next instalment of one of Liverpool's biggest and best loved cultural events will be themed around the phenomenon of Time.

Don't miss the chance to be part of this special night and showcase your offer to thousands of visitors of all ages! Last year the festival received more than 72,000 visits in a single night, with more than 100 special events staged across 50 city centre venues.

Open Culture has secured Arts Council funding for a maximum of ten artistic commissions, of up to 1000, for the 2017 programme.

We are looking for emerging or established artists living or working in the UK. Proposals in any artform are welcome including visual arts, sculpture, technology, moving image, spoken word, performance, installation, light art or any combination of these.

We are looking for high-quality projects that are thought-provoking and engaging to the senses exploring the 2017 theme which isTime.

These commissions will present opportunities for artists to create work which is:

- presented as part of a major festival that reaches a large and varied audience
- made in collaboration with a new organisation or venue
- challenging but accessible for new audiences

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The deadline for applications is Sunday 8 January 2017.Successful projects will receive up to 1000 for all artist fees and materials.

Open call for Short Film Submissions for Keswick Film Festival

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The Keswick Film Festival is held annually in Keswick, Cumbria, England. The festival started in 1999, initially as part of the Keswick Film Club spring season. Both organisations are still dedicated to bringing the best of world cinema to audiences in and around Keswick. The Keswick Film Festival is seeking submissions for its Osprey Short Film Award for the next festival to be held from Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th February 2017.

This year we are accepting short films with a connection to Cumbria or Keswick Film Festival.

There are two categories of entry each with a 200 prize for the winning filmmaker.

  • An open category for all types and ages of film maker.
  • A young person category for film makers 18 years and under.

 

The Keswick Film Festival committee will appoint a judging panel who will decide on a short list to be screened and winners in each age category. All short listed film makers will be emailed confirmation and invited to the screening in Keswick. At the screening the winners will be announced and awards presented.

FIND OUT MORE ON OUR WEBSITE. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS 1st JANUARY 2017.

In Other Tongues: residential short course ANNOUNCED

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In Other Tongues: intimate geographies, ecologies of conversation

A residential short course produced by art.earth at Dartington Hall

June 10-14 2017

Taking the idea of geographical intimacy as its starting point, this five-day residential course offers a special opportunity to explore how we relate to the poetics of place. Its a chance to engage in practical, playful and serious enquiry into our experience of landscape and all things that inhabit it - from those that can be seen and heard, to those living in more in-between or imagined spaces.

Creative use of words form the core of the course along with image-making, voice and embodied exercises. We will work both indoors and outdoors as we deepen and attune more to ourselves and our experiences of place.

Developing our ability to listen will be key to this process, as will remaining open, always, to the unexpected. A willingness to participate is more important than previous experience: we welcome anyone interested in creating new work, or bringing new light to bear on work that's already in progress.There will be plenty of exercises to fire and inspire the imagination, as well as time to go exploring, to contemplate, to be still, to wonder.

Central to this short course is an approach of generous, vigilant enquiry, with ample time for reflection and sharing.There will be group workshops as well as opportunities for individual sessions with the tutors.

This course is linked to a creative summit: In Other Tongues: creating metaphysics, embodying language, June 7-9.

inothertongues.infofor more information

Special Christmas Tour

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The Birth Rites Collection is the only collection of contemporary artwork dedicated to the subject of childbirth. Established by artist and curator Helen Knowles, the collection aims to encourage a wider debate about the politics and practice of childbirth through art, an issue which affects every individual. It currently comprises of photography, sculpture, painting, wallpaper, drawing, new media, documentary and experimental film.For this year we are excited to announce that there will be a Christmas tour on 15th December 2016, and Helen Knowleswill be there to take everyone around the works. There will be some artists, curators, and art-lovers, and we welcome everyone who is interested!

Venue:

School of Nursing Midwifery and Social Care,

Mary Seacole Building,

2nd Floor,

University of Salford,

Time:

6.00-7.30 pm

15th December 2016

There will be some wines and snacks!

The Trial of Superdebthunterbot - Helen Knowles, Kings College The Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences, The Centre for Digital Culture and The Centre for Technology

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Law School Tour of The trial of Superdebthunterbot

Film screening and Q and A

Thu 8 December 2016

18:45 21:30 GMT

S-2.18. Strand Building, Strand Campus, King's College london

Film by Helen Knowles

Narrative
A debt collecting company, Debt BB buys the student loan book from the government for more than it is worth, on the condition it can use unconventional means to collect debt. Debt BB codes an algorithm to ensure fewer loan defaulters by targeting individuals through the use of big
data, placing job adverts on web pages they frequent. Superdebthunterbot has a capacity to self-educate, to learn and to modify its coding sequences independent of human oversight (Susan Schullppi, Deadly Algorithms). Five individuals have died as a result of the algorithms actions, by partaking in unregulated medical trials. In the eyes of the International Ether Court, can the said algorithm be found guilty?

Background
The Trial of Superdebthunterbot was first performed as an artwork on the opening night of the exhibition Collaborate! at Oriel Sycarth Gallery. The work was performed by lawyers; Oana Labontu Radu and Lauries Elks who wrote the prosecution and defence speeches and TV actor, Mark Frost who was the judge. The jury was made up of the audience on the opening night of the exhibition. The algorithm is housed in a see - through computer made by artist Daniel Dressel which sits in the dock.

In May 2016, the performance was restaged the performance at Southwark Crown Court and a 45 minute film of the same title was shot. The film was premiered during the the Goldsmiths MFA show.


19.10.16 University of Sussex, Art and Law Research Cluster (Law Politics and Sociology)
3.12.16 Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, Berlin for the Unboxing. Algorithms, Data and Democracy conference
8.12.16 Centre for Technology, Ethics Law & Society, King's College London.
24.1.17 The Westminster Law and Theory Lab
31.1.17 Queen Mary University London Law and Film club.
Cornell University Law school (date to be confirmed)

Please register here

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/screening-of-the-trial-of-superdebthunter...

Sandra Shevey Seeks Radio Station to Air 500 Megastar Audio Ints

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Megastar interviewer Sandra Shevey has interviewed everyone from Alfred Hitchcock to John Lennon in the course of her 50+ year career.

She wanst to share sound bites and is looking for a radio platform in London and/or the southeast.

Contact: sandra_shevey@yahoo.com

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