[artinfo] switch media: 2nd Call for Submissions / prolonged entry deadline switch

Rudolf Stoert r_stoert at inter.net
Tue Jan 6 11:34:56 CET 2004

switch media: 2nd Call for Submissions / prolonged entry deadline switch
media_ art festival pathiharn electron [supernatural] – Chiang Mai, Thailand
– 6th-30th April 2004

We wish all of you a peaceful, successful & happy 2004 :-)

Please forward to interested parties.

switch media chiang mai is an independent, non-profit artists initiated
organization run by an international team with different backgrounds and
skills in art, new media and project-management. switch media’s main
objectives are to introduce & educate & train interested parties with new
media art under experimental conditions; to intervene in the overall
development of new media with an artistic approach; to evaluate the use of
new media (art) in contemporary society.

switch media_ art festival 2004, Pathiharn Electron [Supernatural], will
celebrate & inspire new ways of thinking about our changing technological
world. The festival will consist of exhibitions, installations & screenings
of new media art; special events like experimental sound works & happenings
in public space; workshops, lectures & an international conference
(23rd-25th April 2004). The festival’s main location will be the Chiang Mai
University Art Museum, but some activities will be held throughout the city
of Chiang Mai. These extended activities will be a way to acknowledge &
explore Chiang Mai’s rich social spaces as its night markets, food stalls,
karaoke bars, internet cafes, video arcades, etc. 

We hereby invite interested artists and theorists, organizations and
institutions to participate in pathiharn electron [supernatural]. We
especially invite the neighbouring region.

switch media accepts any form of digital media art – which includes digital
video, sound & music, computer based/generated works, online-experiments,
software, games, asf. As the festival will happen throughout Chiang Mai we
especially look for submissions which can be used in installations. A team
of curators will select the works. Selection results will be sent out by
mail or email in February 2004. switch media will produce a documentation.



Festival date: 6th-30th April 2004
Conference date: 23rd-25th April 2004
(Main) Venue: Chiang Mai University Art Museum

PROLONGED deadline for installation submissions: 31st January 2004.
PROLONGED deadline for other submissions: 15th February 2004.
Deadline for conference papers (watch out for different call): 15th February

All submissions _must_ be send by REGISTERED mail to:
switch media chiang mai
c/o Chiang Mai University Art Museum
239 Nimanhemin Road
Chiang Mai 50200

PLEASE inform us by email at: switchmedia at inter.net when you send
submissions! If you’ve sent submissions before & haven’t received our
confirmation – please get in touch at: ong at culturebase.org! Please, don’t
send any material by email!

Submissions should include:
1) The Entry Form (see at bottom)
2) ID (name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone, fax) and short CV
(max 300 words).
3) CD, VCD, DVD or video-tape of the actual work.
4) Technical requirements & data-format-specifications.
5) If the proposed piece is conceptual, please send a short description (max
6) If the proposed piece is an installation, please include a short
description (max 300 words) & an illustration/sketch. 
7) If the proposed piece is netbased, please send the URL.



For general information on switch media or the festival pathiharn electron
mailto: switchmedia at inter.net
website: http://switchmedia.culturebase.org
phone: +66-53-907169
fax: +66-53-907169, +66-53-218280

For administrative & partner information:
Rudolf Stoert
mailto: r_stoert at gmx.net

For other administrative questions:
Ratchanok "Nok" Ketboonruang
mailto: nok at culturebase.org

For artist administrative inquiries:
Pisithpong "Ong" Siraphisut: 
mailto: ong at culturebase.org

For media or other communications inquiry Rachada "Cat" Laohapenseang
mailto: cat at culturebase.org

You’re hereby invited to join our mailing-list: 
mailto: switchmedia-subscribe at topica.com


switch media_ art festival pathiharn electron [supernatural] PARTNER
(December 2003):

_project partner:
Chiang Mai University Art Museum @ http://cmu-museum.org Media Art & Design
Center, Chiang Mai University @ http://www.mediaartdesign.org Multimedia Art
Asia-Pacific (MAAP), Australia @ http://www.maap.org.au aboutTV, Bangkok @
http://www.superchannel.org (click AboutTV)

_project supporter:
Chiang Mai Province Governor
Chiang Mai Municipality
College of Arts, Media & Technology, Chiang Mai University Asia Europe
Foundation (ASEF) @ http://www.asef.org Goethe Institut Bangkok @
http://www.goethe.de/so/ban rhizome.org @ http://www.rhizome.org

_partner projects:
Kulturserver, Germany @ http://www.kulturserver.de Culturebase, Germany @
http://www.culturebase.org Tsunamii.net, Singapore @
Project 304, Thailand @ http://www.project304.net


Entry form:

Deadline for installation submissions: 31st January 2004.
Deadline for other submissions: 15th February 2004.

Submissions must be sent by REGISTERED mail to: 
switch media chiang mai
c/o CMU Art Museum
239 Nimanhemin Road
Chiang Mai 50200

An international team of curators will select the submissions in 7
categories (see below). Selection results will be sent out by mail or e-mail
in February 2004. Besides submissions in 7 categories Curators and switch
media together will select artists to invite to Chiang Mai. Please let us
know if there’s a deadline for your personal invitation because of

Artist Name:
Contact Address:
Telephone: ________________ Fax: _______________ Email:
Website/URL: _______________________________________________________________

switch media accept submissions in these categories (please choose the most
appropriate one):

1) Video [   ] 
2) Music/Sound [   ]
3) 3D/Animation/Special Effects [   ]
4) 2D-Computer Grafix [   ]
5) Internet & Software [   ]
6) Games [   ]
7) Installation [   ]

Please describe your submission (you can also attach a short description, in
English or Thai, max 300 words):

As we know of the difficulties SouthEastAsian people experience when trying
to work with new media, switch media doesn’t set any technical format
limitations. There simply are too many digital data formats around, each
with its own features & restrictions. Inform us about the technical
requirements necessary to make you submissions real & alive -- & we’ll see
if it’ll be possible: ___________________________
[Submissions should be sent as CD, VCD, DVD or VDO (PAL)]

Previous Exhibitions/Festivals:

Prizes and Awards:

[   ] CV
[   ] Artists Statement (max 300 words)
[   ] Submission Concept (max 300 words)
[   ] Stills or Slides (at least 2, not more than 10)
[   ] Photo of the Artist (optional)
[   ] Sketch of project/installation
Please note: None of the above checklist items will be returned.

Artist _________________________________________ hereby agrees to submit a
piece of new media art titled _______________________________________ for
switch media_ art festival PATHIHARN ELECTRON [SUPERNATURAL], 6th—30th April
2003, Chiang Mai, Thailand on the conditions of the regulation of the

Signature _____________________
Date _________________________

switch media cannot insure any kind of transportation. 
Every incoming submission will be acknowledged by e-mail. 
Communications should be in English or Thai.


Chiang Mai, 6th January 2004

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