[NetBehaviour] [Fwd: [Upstage-announce] Invitation to Contribute]

helen varley jamieson helen at creative-catalyst.com
Mon Aug 3 12:19:19 CEST 2009

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Subject: 	[Upstage-announce] Invitation to Contribute
Date: 	Thu, 30 Jul 2009 12:52:01 -0400
From: 	Tara Rebele <tara at tararebele.com>
To: 	upstage-announce at lists.sourceforge.net

Greetings all,

Below is 
an invitation to contribute to our piece for the 090909 festival. Please consider sending something our way :)



Artists Tara Rebele (USA), Miljana Peric (Serbia) and Suzon Fuks 
(Australia) invite you to contribute to and participate in a new work 
selected for the 090909 UpStage Festival 
<http://upstage.org.nz/blog/?page_id=210>, a curated cyberformance event 
for live online audiences and proximal audiences at RL venues around the 
world to take place on September 9, 2009. 

The piece is a poetic, abstract, participatory performance. Part live 
intermedia cyberformance exquisite corpse, part virtual poetic 
installation, this work will explore the poetic, lyrical, polyvocal, 
participatory possibilities of the UpStage venue--collaging visuals, 
sound, text and live audience participation. Text and media 
contributions will be collected, produced for UpStage, and added to the 
mashup in the live event. These elements, along with the live audience's 
textual contributions, will be as necessary as the artists' in the 
creation of an ephemeral, interactive, poetic, performance installation 
in UpStage. While the work will be presented multiple times during the 
festival, each instance of its existence will be irreproducible. This 
work explores the online venue and virtual space, as an art-poem 
space--always everywhere and nowhere-- and the duration (20:09) as an 
ellipsis. This is a piece to collectively inhabit and create, a poetic 
experience, installation and/or poem, based in and on its own becoming. 

Live audiences on September 9th will be able to participate in the piece 
via the UpStage venue's text chat window; however, media to appear on 
the stage must be produced for the venue in advance. The artists are 
seeking contributions of text, image, sound, and small animation or 
Quicktime video files for inclusion in the 
piece. Each contribution should be thought of as a single element in a 
game of exquisite corpse. 


The artists invite you to contribute: 

-A line, fragment, phrase, word, etc. of text in any form (typed in body 
of email, contained in a digital image file, spoken, or otherwise 
sonically rendered, etc.) 

-A digital image file (jpeg or png) 

-Sound files (mp3) 

-Small Flash animations (.swf or.fla, accepted in limited numbers) * 

-Quicktime (we can accept a very limited number of QT files)** 

All digital files should be 1 MB or less. 

Email contributions (or a link to your file) to: 

contribute at tararebele dot com 

* UpStage is a Flash-based venue with with its own particularities for 
serving Flash animation files (for example: movie clips will continually 
loop if placed on frame one of an animation, but may not function if 
placed on later frames in the timeline; animations in UpStage can 
function as loops or be advanced manually frame by frame, etc.). If you 
would like to submit a Flash animation that you have not already 
produced, you may email us for UpStage-specific production tips. We will 
do our best to successfully adapt submitted animation files to the 
venue's specifications. 

**UpStage is a Flash-based venue with limited video capabilities at this 
time. Please email in advance if you would like to contribute Quicktime 
video so the artists can work with you to determine how to best 
integrate or adapt your media contribution.



helen varley jamieson: creative catalyst       
helen at creative-catalyst.com   

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