[NetBehaviour] Fwd: Ecology and the Anthropocene Art-Game Commission
julian.lesaux at gmail.com
Sun Feb 28 16:13:05 CET 2021
Ecology and the Anthropocene Art-Game Commission, Phoenix
* LocationEast Midlands
* Artforminterdisciplinary arts, visual arts, Other, game
* mateus.domingos at phoenix.org.uk
<mailto:mateus.domingos at phoenix.org.uk?subject=Re%20Ecology%20and%20the%20Anthropocene%20Art-Game%20Commission>
*Submissions close midnight Sun 28 Mar*
We are seeking to commission an artist, group or studio to create an
art-game exploring ecology and the Anthropocene, responding to the
Daisyworld Simulation <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daisyworld>. We are
open to proposals that use gaming as a medium in its widest sense,
however it is important to consider how the work could be exhibited in a
gallery setting and published online, using platforms such as Steam and
Phoenix has previously commissioned a number of game-based works that
have been exhibited physically and published online. These include The
Indifferent Wonder of an Edible Place by Studio Oleomingus
and Killbox by Joseph DeLappe.
Daisyworld is a computer simulation created in the 1980s by James
Lovelock and Andrew Watson to demonstrate the Gaia hypothesis proposed
by Lovelock and Lynn Margulis in the 1970s. This is the idea that Earth,
and all its inhabitants form a self-regulating system. In order for life
to survive on a planet, it must optimise the environment, which happens
through evolutionary responses.
WHAT WE WILL OFFER
* £4000 Commission fee to cover production of work.
* Development support during the production of the work.
* In venue and online exhibition (with a separate budget).
* Publishing and distribution to online platforms.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Applications will close at midnight on Sunday 28th March.
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by Monday 5th April.
We would like to interview shortlisted applicants.
The full callout information, accessible versions and application form
can be found on our website,
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