[NetBehaviour] mur.at NetWorkArt Contest �net_sight� 2006
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
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
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
Desired form of submitted projects
..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
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.
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
� 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.
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
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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