Transition & Utopia

Transitory Art

Theory & Art in Temporary Societies

MoTA – Museum of Transitory Art, Ljubljana with CIANT (Prague), BIS (Istanbul) and ARTos (Nicosia)

announce TRIBE SHARED RESIDENCY OPPORTUNITIES IN LJUBLJANA, PRAGUE, ISTANBUL, NICOSIA… as part of T.R.I.B.E. ARTIST AND RESEARCH RESIDENCIES 2013-2014

As a collaborating partner with MoTA for T-R-A-C-E-S Tea & Radio Lounge @ Transmediale10, I am thrilled to see this exciting project evolve for the Museum of Transitory Art and partners. (Jodi Rose)

T.R.I.B.E. – a new network of residency spaces in the Balkans and East Europe, dedicated to research and production of Transitory Art, launches its first open call for artistic and research residencies to take place between March 2013 and April 2014. TRIBE network aims to examine vital cultural, political and social questions in a way that will produce fresh perspectives via research and artistic outputs.

 

MORE INFO & APPLICATION: http://transitoryart.org/tribe-open-call/

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 20 April 2013

TRIBE Open call for Artist in Residence Proposals
TRIBE Open call for Artist in Residence Proposals

OPEN CALL FOR TRIBE RESIDENCIES 2013

for ARTISTS and RESEARCHERS

 

WHAT IS A TRIBE RESIDENCY?

A TRIBE residency is a production or research residency for artists and researchers taking place in at least one and maximum three cities – Ljubljana, Prague, Istanbul, Nicosia, Belgrade & other locations. TRIBE is a network interested in forming a mobile group of artists and researchers to participate in explorations, discussions, interventions and innovations related to the first TRIBE theme: Transition & Utopia.

Works produced will be exhibited in two exhibitions taking place in Istanbul, Turkey and Ljubljana, Slovenia. Common events for TRIBE group, workshops and a symposium for researchers will take place in Nicosia, Cyprus.

 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR PROJECTS INCLUDING:

1) (Monumental) public space interventions

2) Live art and symbols of nationalism (such as flash mobs/live art actions)

3) Projects researching transitions from analogue to digital media, obsolete technolgies and futurisms

TRANSITORY ART = PUBLIC SPACE RELATED PRACTICES + EPHEMERAL (TIME BASED) PRACTICES + POETIC & TECHNOLOGICAL CRITICAL MEDIA ARTWORKS

 

TO APPLY PLEASE PROVIDE:

– A project proposal

– Motivation for why you would like to work in the context of this particular residency (how its mission relates to your proposed project)

– How and why would you describe your work as transitory?

– A technical description and project development plan (including an indication of your planning divided between the organizations, i.e. what would you like to develop where and why – if applicable)

– A draft budget proposal

ONLY APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED THROUGH THE ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM WILL BE REVIEWED. PLEASE DO NOT SEND APPLICATIONS IN ANY OTHER WAY.

 

THEME: TRANSITION AND UTOPIA

Transition can be seen in acute forms in current political and social conditions and in the accelerated transition of social, religious and economic notions of value. In a situation of constant dislocation and perceived loss of values Transitory Art can play a vital role in adjusting perceptions and bringing forward new forms, considering and analysing not only longer-term solutions and structures, but also smaller, short-term interventions that can help trigger processes of change including at the socio- and geo-political level.

While the Balkans did enjoy a period of so-called independence they are now increasingly subject to historical Austro-Hungarian interests in new forms and re-entering a state of disempowered conomic dependence. This is accompanied by a loss of respect for human rights in Europe accompanied by growing nationalism at the European centre as well as the peripheries.

Both centre and periphery are experiencing an ever-harsher capitalist regime. This intensifies processes of migration from and across the Balkans. These conditions generate social, cultural and political uncertainty and a related lack of vision and leadership at a time when much of the region’s populations remain traumatised by constantly changing and deteriorating life conditions.

The forced and even catastrophic transitions occurring at all levels of human existence (intellectual, political, personal, media) produces widespread disorientation. Transitory Art is a process which responds to the consequences of transitional ‘realities’ which create such a widespread state of fear and uncertainty, and social and mental dead-ends.

In the current state, change seems an utopia. We believe that the role of art is to allow a space for the possibility of change, generating fresh perspectives and propose new solutions. We search for concepts and ideas in which the citizens of a dreamless Europe regain their power to change.

We are looking for critical artists working in the field of media and transitory art, interventions and exploratory critical researchers and curators. The project focuses on the Balkans and the East but welcomes projects adressing the theme in a broader way.

Online application form + more information on the theme: http://transitoryart.org/tribe-submission/

All applicants will be informed by 15 May 2013.

Date: 11.03.2013 – 20.04.2013
Project website: www.transitoryart.org

At the end of 2012, Visual Artists Ireland undertook a survey of visual artists who are actively exhibiting and supporting visual arts programming through support services. The initial results of the survey revealed that out of 580 exhibition opportunities covered in the survey, 79.66% could not provide a fee to the artist for their participation. Published on Mar 1, 2013

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Further figures indicated that production costs were not met in many cases, and in a large percentage (43.3%) of cases, artists were asked to either pay or contribute to the administration costs of their exhibitions. 77.8% of artists received no fee for education or outreach programmes. Of these 31.9% received a contribution towards travel expenses for these events.

The situation of artists being expected to exhibit and provide education and other support services for free is not a new one. However, to date it has been anecdotal. This survey revealed the endemic reality. This comes about through a wide range of reasoning. We see the primary cause is the low level of funding being made available to the cultural sector with a heightened expectation about the scale and broad range of delivery, and a lack of clarity in the terms and conditions of funding.

It is important for us to note that the campaign wishes to acknowledge those who do pay artists, and also that there may be situations in which an artist wishes to support a gallery, festival or event and waive their fee. It is also important that we are clear that this campaign is not a witch hunt with a name and shame policy. It is clear in our objectives that we are looking for professional organizations to pay professional artists in an equitable manner, and that there is a clearly advertised policy that this is in place. We are also looking to ensure that funding budgets set by government and by the funding agencies are in keeping with such policies.

The project will deliver a set of payment guidelines. The guidelines will be based upon international best practice, and will be scalable for different sizes of organizations as well as the experience/reputation of artists. They will also take into consideration the different work undertaken by artists within the context of exhibitions and supporting services.

RUN COMPUTER RUN

Economics and the Immaterial

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CALL FOR ARTWORKS

How do we give value to immaterial goods? How do we buy and sell digital images? What is the relationship between economics and digital aesthetics? How can curators and artists create new platforms and models for the creation of economic exchange? These are some of the questions that this show attempts to answer. We are currently accepting artwork (video, jpg, gifs, 3d models or HTML content) that will feature in a unique gallery-based exhibition. The exhibition is composed of two parts – a gallery-sited virtual show, and the online production and distribution of materially-realised limited-edition goods.

In the gallery, each artist will be represented by an AR-code – an augmented reality marker embedded with visual information that can only be viewed with the aid of a computer or smart-phone. As visitors walk through the gallery, they can interact with the markers using either their smart-phone or one of the tablets that will be provided by the gallery.

The artwork submitted will then be produced as a series of limited-edition goods including apparel and digital prints. These goods will be made available online for the duration of GLITCH.

The following products will be produced for each artist included in this exhibition:
1 Limited Edition Tee (run of 20)
1 Limited Edition tote bag (run of 20)
1 A5 postcard
1 A3 digital print (run of 30)

These goods will be made available via this website for the duration of GLITCH.

All profits from the sale of these goods go to the corresponding artist.



Before submitting please consult our technical spec for file types, and use our templates for submitting work.

Artwork that is not sent according to the technical spec or design templates will not be accepted as submissions.



Artworks will be exhibited using the Layar platform

Submission guidelines:
Email hello@runcomputerrun.com with the following information:
– completed templates

- artist name
– short bio (max 100 words, English only)
– email, url
– work name & synopsis (max 100 words, English only)
– screenshots x 2 (jpg 800 x 600px)

All artworks must adhere to our technical specification.
One entry per artist

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Deadline for entries: May 5th 2013

All submissions will be considered by the GLITCH curatorial team. Artists will be notified by May 12th 2013. Artwork will be exhibited during Glitch festival at Rua Red in Dublin, Ireland from May 24 – July 13

RUN COMPUTER, RUN
25th May – 13th July
Curated by Nora O’Murchú

Glitch, our annual Digital Arts Festival returns!

Run Computer, Run takes over both RUA RED galleries and showcases how creative technologies provide us with a critical lens to examine our everyday culture. From augmented reality, to video games, and interactive artworks, both our gallery and website will show how digital artists are taking on some of the key social, economic, political and cultural issues that challenge how the Internet is changing.

This years’ Glitch features a gallery based show from Casey Reas, Marius Watz, FIELD and David Szauder that examines how the aesthetic and platforms of code has transformed from screen based interfaces to mobile platforms, print, 3d printing, and moving image.

Well, yes. I still have to read the report…

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DO ARTISTS REALLY EXPECT TO GET PAID?

An economic study of professional artists in Australia (‘the artist survey’).

DOWNLOAD THE PDF HERE

This is the fifth in a series of studies commissioned by the Australia Council and conducted independently by Professor David Throsby from Macquarie University.  This report was co-authored by Anita Zednik.

This is study profiles the careers of practicing professional artists across all major art forms (except film).  It is based on interviews with 1,030 practicing professional artists conducted in Oct/Dec 2009.

The report includes analysis of:

  • The artist population
  • Training and education
  • Career progression
  • Artistic achievements
  • Patterns of working time
  • Income and expenditure
  • Employment and social security
  • Professional practice issues
  • Usage of new technologies
  • Longer term trends.