The 3rd Radiator Festival for New Technology Art is offering 5 artists'
commissions between £2000 - £5000. These will be exhibited in and around the
period of the Festival, which takes place 1st - 4th December 2005 in
Nottingham, East Midlands, UK. Following an application process open to all
professional artists, a jury will select the most innovative and
conceptually striking proposals to be produced into original high quality,
new media art pieces.

In this season Radiator is particularly focussing on live elements within
new media art exploring new forms of interaction between artist, viewer and

As digital media becomes seamlessly integrated in our living environments,
we are experiencing a shift towards a 'mixed reality' made up of the
physical world we live in and the 'data-layer' found in networks, wireless
frequencies, software and hardware intrinsically interwoven with our
culture. Digital media is no longer limited to locatable access points,
instead areas void of this data-layer are increasingly hard to find.

The work we are looking for places itself in our everyday environments,
reflecting the new social and public spheres that have evolved. It is
artistic practice that embraces an innovative, creative usage of new
technologies such as wireless networks, locative media, live streaming,
immersive and triggered environments, and mixed realities. It is an
interdisciplinary practice that combines these technologies with a live
element - performance, live art or interactive participation.

In order to open up highly technical areas to artists, one to two of these
commissions will be run in collaboration with a Radiator partner, the Mixed
Reality Laboratory at Nottingham University, headed by Professor Steven
Benford. MRL will be able to offer technical expertise, infrastructure and
development skills in the area of immersive and augmented environments, and
locative/pervasive media.
Artists wishing to explicitly focus on such a collaboration should contact
us before the deadline for further information.

Deadline: Applications must be received by Fri 1. July 2005
Jury Selection Meeting: mid July
Notification of Applicants: end of July
Commissions Time Frame: work to be produced between 1st August and 20th Nov
Date of Completion: 20th Nov 2005

TO APPLY please download the application form from our website
www.radiator-festival.org  under "commissions".

Radiator 2005 is supported by:

Arts Council England
EM Media
UK Film Council

anette schäfer

trampoline/radiator festival

phone ++49-(0)30-9700 4850