[artinfo] MIR Campaign: Opportunity for Art or Science Projects in Variable
Wed, 18 Sep 2002 23:26:22 +0100
OPPORTUNITY FOR ART OR SCIENCE PROJECTS IN VARIABLE GRAVITY (INCLUDING ZERO =
and OTHER ARTISTIC PROJECTS at the GAGARIN COSMONAUT TRAINING CENTRE
Call for Proposals =AD deadline 21 October 2002
The MIR partnership invites proposals from European and Europe-based artists=
and scientists to undertake projects/research in variable gravity=
conditions on a parabolic flights or using other facilities, such as the=
centrifuge and the hydrolaboratory/neutral buoyancy facility used for EVA=
training, at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre (GCTC), Star City, Russi=
A parabolic flight provides up to 20 cycles of 30-second periods of=
weightlessness (zero gravity/microgravity) in freefall, interspersed with=
periods of double gravity (2g acceleration) and normal gravity.
This is the pilot project of the MIR (microgravity interdisciplinary=
research) initiative, which seeks to open up space and space industry=
related facilities by matching artistic processes and scientific research=
to give a new impulse to space art and space research.
The MIR partnership comprises 5 European art organisations focusing on art,=
science and technology:
The Arts Catalyst, science-art agency, London, UK
Leonardo/Olats, Leonardo journal of art, science & technology and Leonardo=
observatory for the arts and the techno-sciences, Paris, France
Multimedia Complex of Actual Arts, Moscow, Russia
Projekt Atol, arts-technology organisation, Ljubljana, Slovenia
V2_Organisation, institute for the unstable media, Rotterdam, Netherlands
The selection committee will be made up of representatives from these organi=
The opportunity includes a cultural exchange and working trip to Moscow and=
Star City in early 2003, including the potential to participate in one or=
two parabolic =8Czero gravity=B9 flights with the GCTC.
The opportunity is open to artists and scientists in any discipline, where=
the lead proposer is based in any European country, whether or not EU=
members. We will select up to 6 artists=B9 projects and up to 3 scientific=
experiments for participation.
=46or information and proposal form, go to: http://mir.v2.nl/
Please email your intent to make a proposal as soon as possible to: firstname.lastname@example.org=
The MIR initiative is supported by the European Union=B9s Culture 2000 fund.