[NetBehaviour] Reminder // Call for Projects : 'Home/s', ArtUP! exhibition in Athens.

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Reminder // Call for Projects : 'Home/s', ArtUP! exhibition in Athens.

ArtUP! Media art in Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey

OPEN CALL for projects
'Home/s', media art exhibition

Deadline for submissions: Friday, July 26, 2013

After the exhibition 'Neighborhood X.0' (2012) in Ankara and a series of 
exhibitions under the title 'PARABOLE' (running until 25/07/2013) in 
several cities in Bulgaria, ArtUP! is preparing the next exhibition 
'Home/s' in collaboration with the Benaki Museum in Athens.

ArtUP! invites artists from Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey to submit their 
work for the exhibition 'Home/s' that will take place in Athens and will 
be curated by Daphne Dragona and Katerina Gkoutziouli.

'Home/s' will aim to explore the notion of 'home' in times of constant 
connectivity and to discuss its emerging relocations and 
transformations. Influenced by Vilém Flusser's writings, the 
exhibition's starting point will be home's fundamental contradiction. 
Offering us the essential sense of belonging, home provides us with a 
context through which we recognize the world but at the same time it 
prevents us from really seeing it. Made 'not of conscious rules' but 
rather of 'unconscious habits' which cover us as 'a fluffy blanket', it 
provides a comforting ground which safe as it may be, unavoidably it 
allows little room for shifts and changes. But where is home today? 
Which habits tie us to it? How we perceive our habits through 
technology? And how can we overcome their constraints?

The new ARTUP! exhibition wishes to offer possible answers to these 
questions and to comment on the different ways of 'feeling at home' in 
the networked era. It will particularly examine how a new sense of 
belonging has been shaped with the proliferation of networked 
technologies, which is enabled by our mediated presence and empowered by 
affect. Are these innumerous connections built among citizens from 
different countries in periods of insurrection and unrest the new home 
for the many? Are the possibilities given for borderless communication 
the answer for the ones that need to be on the move? Are we really home 
within the networks? And how can technology capture, affect or change 
our feeling of belonging?

A redefinition of the notion of home will be attempted through the 
presentation of different art projects and creative practices from the 
three participating countries.

The exhibition 'Home/s' will take place from October 11 to November 17, 
2013 at the Benaki Museum (Pireos Annex) in Athens. 'Home/s' will be 
also presented online on the ArtUP! website.

Detailed information about the submission process and the exhibition is 
available at the following link:


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