Art & Performance Proposal Deadline: November 1, 2000
Digital Arts and Culture 2001 seeks to create a stimulating environment
for experiencing and discussing art and performance related to digital
culture. DAC 2001 will provide a context for a broad variety of current
work, as well as opportunities to see the past anew. To this end, the
Art and Performance committee invites proposals of new and archival/recontextualized:
objects, prints, kinetic sculptures, installations, performances, time-based
recordings, hyperlit, netart, and games.
Selections will be made by the committee, which expects to complete
its acceptances by the end of calendar year 2000. Committee members include:
Noah Wardrip-Fruin (Chair, New York University), Espen Aarseth (University
of Bergen & Brown University), Kevin Duggan (arts/technology consultant),
Carl Goodman (American Museum of the Moving Image), Diane Gromala (Georgia
Tech), Christiane Paul (Whitney Museum & Intelligent Agent), David Reville
(Brown University), Stephanie Strickland (independent artist), Martha
Wilson (Franklin Furnace Archive), and Adrianne Wortzel (City University
of New York & Cooper Union).
A keynote performance will be invited for the conference. Internet connections
will be available for works. Shipping and other costs will not be covered.
Limited computation and display equipment will be available for some accepted
works, as will some support from student volunteers and technical staff.
Conference registration fees will be waived for accepted artists (at least
one free registration per accepted artwork, though no more than one per
1) Submissions must include both (i) a one-page statement of your purpose
in proposing, and (ii) a short (under 200 word) description of the work
suitable for display at DAC. Both the submission statement and work description
must include the name of the work, the names and affiliations of the artists
involved, and dimensions and materials information if appropriate. Submission
statements must also: - include all relevant contact information (email,
phone, fax, snail-mail, url), - make desired presentation mode clear (e.g.,
you may propose to read a web-based hyperfiction aloud as a performance,
or create a site-specific installation for it, or make it available in
a gallery/reading room setting, etc.), - state if piece is currently completed
(incomplete pieces must include expected completion timeline).
2) Submissions must also include (i) media documentation (e.g., images)
of what you propose to make available at DAC 2001, and/or (ii) access
instructions for a copy of the work itself. For work that has not yet
been completed, please provide the best documentation possible. Any special
jurying requests will be considered, however, proposers are encouraged
to find a way to communicate with the jury within the following guidelines:
- Images and files should be put up at an accessible web or ftp address.
Free space is available from a number of services (e.g., myspace.com, briefcase.yahoo.com, xdrive.com, driveway.com). Please provide no more than
200 megabytes of files, please organize materials into one file for efficient
access (e.g., tar/zip them together), and please use artist initials as
first letters of top-level files/folders (e.g., use names such as "nwf_performance.mov"
rather than generic file names such as "dac.gif"). No slides will be accepted
and CD-ROMs are discouraged. - VHS tapes will be watched for 10 minutes
from the point cued. Tapes will not be returned unless accompanied by
a self-addressed stamped envelope. Digitized videos can be made available
via the web or ftp (given appropriate plugin/viewing instructions) and
must be no longer than 10 minutes. - Hyperlit, netart, and games for which
files are made available will be experienced for 10 minutes by the jury.
Proposer may provide an interaction "script" for this experience. Instructions
must be provided for any needed technologies, which must be freely and
readily available or provided by the proposer. - Installation and performance
proposals must include floor plans with complete measurements, electrical
and lighting requirements, network and computation needs, audio and video
schematics, and any special requests (e.g., a sprung floor).
3) The submission statement, work description, and access instructions
(for media documentation or a copy of the work itself) must be submitted
via the DAC 2001 website on or before November 1, 2000.
Contact Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Art and Performance