[NetBehaviour] Call for entries: Digital Fringe.

info info at furtherfield.org
Wed Jun 7 15:10:39 CEST 2006


Digital Fringe is seeking submissions of digital visual material to be a 
part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival:
September 27 to October15.

Digital Fringe is a web based digital arts festival that connects to 
Melbourne via numerous screens throughout the city. From the grand 
screen at Federation Square to hidden screens in venues and retail 
outlets, from screens in public spaces, in taxis, on mobile 3G handsets 
to bedrooms at home and projections on buildings. Digital Fringe 
artworks will be streamed live to all participating screens. All content 
will be also be available for live streaming from the Digital Fringe 
website – www.digitalfringe.com.au

We are calling for:

* Digital art works to display on all screens. These can be stills, 
animations, video art, short film, abstract pieces, whatever! They will 
be played without sound. This material will make up part of the general 
stream which will play on all screens throughout the festival.

* Proposals for interactive art pieces that will play at Federation 
Square. The Federation Square interact project is an opportunity to 
combine phone images, video and texting into an interactive public art 
piece. Works may involve people sms and mmsing content onto the screens 
to be incorporated into, or to shape or influence the artwork in some 
way. We are interested in works that provide innovative ways of getting 
mobile phones and public screens working together.

* Guest programmers to curate and operate the MPU (mobile projection 
unit). As the name suggests, the MPU is a vehicle with a projector 
mounted on the roof of a vehicle that will project artworks around the 
city at night. It’s escapades will be tracked via the digital fringe 
website and the virtual audience will be able to interact with its crew.

* There are also a number of curatorial, technical and administrative 
roles where we need people to generally help with the running of the 
festival.

If any of this interests you drop us a line: justin at horsebazaar.com.au 
or +613 9670 2329

Submission of Entries:
Submissions close on 28th August
Entry costs $10 (AUD) per submission. Registration of artworks will be 
online at www.digitalfringe.com.au
All entries MUST be registered online!!

For more detailed information on the festival and submission process 
check out www.digitalfringe.com.au

Terms and conditions:
Artists will retain the copyright of all works. Digital Fringe reserves 
the right to use the works for festival purposes (terms and conditions 
are available on the website)

Screens across Melbourne involved in Digital Fringe

* Federation Square
* Museum Victoria
* Melbourne Fringe Festival Hub - North Melbourne Town Hall
* State Library
* iHub Bollards in the CBD
* MPU : Mobile Projection Unit
* Melbourne visitors centre
* Drivers Lane Screen
* ACMI
* Taxi Screens
* 3G handsets

As well as screens in hospitality venues:

* Order of Melbourne
* Glitch bar
* Loop Bar
* Horse Bazaar


Retail and commercial:

* Harvey Norman electrical departments
* Screens at home and at the office

Plus more under negotiation, if you know of any screens that need some 
great visuals streamed through them please contact us.



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