[NetBehaviour] mur.at NetWorkArt Contest �net_sight� 2006

marc marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Fri Sep 22 14:35:07 CEST 2006

Call for submissions:

mur.at NetWorkArt Contest �net_sight� 2006


Since 1998 mur.at has been working on a virtual NetSculpture which is 
constantly growing and branching out. This widely ramified Net � the 
leased line net � offers a democratic and unbureaucratic access to new 
communication and information technologies to people engaged in the 
artistic and cultural sector in the area of Graz apart from e-business 
and e-commerce. The NetNodeSculpture includes an infrastructure which 
allows continuous work of art organisations and people engaged in the 
cultural sector.

In order to be able to experience the virtual space in real public 
space, mur.at initiates a contest for making this virtual sculpture - 
which is spread over Graz like a network - visible for all.

Target of the contest

For the promotion of NetArt and NetCulture mur.at offers the possibility 
to deal with the community in an artistic way and to implement the 
winning project.
The virtual sculpture will be transferred to a tangible space in order 
to be visible also as real locality. Therewith the virtual sculpture 
becomes a sculpture that can be conceived with all senses in the public 
space of Graz. The sculpture shall be developed and implemented in 
various media.

Desired form of submitted projects

desired are...

..artistic projects, which refer and use the contents and infrastructure 
of mur.at, the nodes and/or the mur.at-community.

..artistic projects which excel at using unconventional ideas of 

..unrealised projects from the various areas of art; projects which deal 
with the subject of a NetSculpture. This can be projected in form of 
media- and space- installations, sound projects, memorial tablets, photo 
or video projects, as long as it appears meaningful with regard to the 
The expression �Visualization� shall be considered a metaphor and the 
type of realisation shall not be limited to a specific medium.

All three points have to be considered!

Prize money / Implementation

First prize
The project which is ranked first by the jury will be implemented from 
December 2006 to end of May 2007. The budget for the implementation 
(incl. remuneration) is � 10.000,-.
The project will be showcased during a ceremony.

Appreciation prize
The most innovative, but not realizable project will be awarded with an 
appreciation prize amounting to � 300,-.

During an exposition opening on December 1, 2006, the 10 best projects 
will be presented to the public. The budget for the presentation of the 
concepts is
� 200,- each, whereas the form of presentation (choice of media, etc.) 
is up to the presenters.

There is no splitting of the prizes.


Members of the Jury:

1 representative of the mur.at team: Johannes Zm�lnig: financial 
treasurer of the mur.at executive committee; artistic-scientific 
assistant at IEM (Institute for Electronic Music) (Graz, A).

1 representative of the nodes: Reni Hofm�ller: media artist and artistic 
director of ESC im labor (Graz, A).

1 vote of the mur.at-community: every mur.at member has the right to 
vote. The resulting ranking counts as the community-vote.

Ushi Reiter: Artist and cultural producer (servus.at, faces) (Linz, A).

One international representative of the NetArt Community
Rena Tangens: Media artist (Bielefeld, Dt.).

The meeting of the jury is open to the public.

When: Friday, November 3, 2006 at 10:00 hrs
Where: mur.at, Leitnergasse 7, A-8010 Graz


The Call for submissions is open to the general public. The target group 
consists of people engaged in the artistic and cultural sector with the 
focus on the community of mur.at. There are no limits of age, education 
or nationality of the submitting persons.

Please note

Final date for submission is October 15, 2006.
The submission may only be made online by filling out the submission form.

All informations for the submission at http://mur.at/verein/net_sight

In addition to the personal data (not visible for the jury), please 
upload (in pdf format) an abstract (max. 3000 characters) as well as a 
detailed project description incl. a rough estimate of cost and a time 
scedule (Attention: only one pdf-file can be uploaded).
The submitted projects may not exceed a cost frame of � 10.000,-. Any 
maintenance activities of the projects must be included in the cost 

Due to the fact that the submitted projects will be handled anonymously, 
please do not mention names nor logos in the project descriptions.
We can only accept submissions which are complete and made anonymous.

We do not assume any liability for the submitted concepts.
In case of a refusal of a project, its authors are not entitled to raise 
any claims upon mur.at or persons acting on behalf of mur.at.
mur.at reserves the right to use the submitted material for the purpose 
of documentation.


The winners (first prize, appreciation prize, the 10 best projects) will 
be informed about the results by e-mail until November 10, 2006. In 
their own interest, the participants in the contest shall strive to be 
reachable at the e-mail address contained in the submission form during 
the whole period of notification.

Awards Ceremony / Presentation

When: December 1, 2006 at 19:00 hrs
Where: to be defined

The awards ceremony of the contest will be held on December 1, 2006 
during the exposition of the 10 best project concepts. The artists are 
not obliged to present their concepts.
The winners (first prize, appreciation prize) commit to personally 
receive the prizes and present their projects during the exposition.
Groups and institutions are requested to nominate one or max. two 
representatives. Any travel expenses of the winners for the journey to 
the exposition / presentation will be compensated by mur.at (train: 2nd 
class; plane: economy class).

The implementation budget and the remuneration for the best project are 
dedicated to its implementation. mur.at assists in the whole period of 
implementation and reserves the right to ask for a proof of the adequate 
utilization of the prize money.


It is the intention of mur.at to document the entire contest (incl. all 
submitted concepts and the finally implemented project) in an online 


For general questions please contact:
Andrea Schlemmer (Project Coordinator)
mur.at, Verein zur F�rderung von Netzwerkkunst
Leitnergasse 7, A-8010 Graz
tel: ++43/316/82 14 51 ext. 26
cell: ++43/699/126 05 795
fax: ++43/316/82 14 51 ext. 26
e-mail: andrea_at_mur.at (Subject: �net_sight�)

For technical questions please contact the noc-team:
Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 16:00 hrs.
tel: ++43/316/82 14 51 ext. 55
e-mail: noc_at_mur.at (Subject: �net_sight�)

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