[artinfo] Impakt Online 2004:Translation
online at impakt.nl
Sat Jun 5 16:46:49 CEST 2004
Open call Impakt Online 2004
The Impakt foundation invites to artists to send proposals for their
online art project Impakt Online. Impakt would like to show six
projects by artists who use the Internet as medium as a starting
point for their work (net. art).
Since 2003 Impakt expanded their terrain with Impakt Online. Impakt
Online gives artists the opportunity to realise their net.art
projects. Each year, Impakt Online selects six artists and supports
them in accomplishing and presenting their net.art projects. Impakt
deliberately chooses projects which use specific elements of the
Internet. Next to projects that exclusively exist on the Internet,
Impakt Online actively looks for projects which connect the Internet
to the real world and vice versa.
Impakt Online 2004: Translation
Impakt Online has chosen the theme: 'Translation' for the projects
that will be realised this year. In the world of the Internet,
translation is a daily practice. It can be a computertranslation from
Russian to English, from one programming language to another, or a
transformation of data relating to physical and tangible occurences
to virtual and digital data.
The practical implications of translation can take different forms. A
possible form can be a translation between real and virtual worlds.
These are projects in which elements from the real world are being
translated to a virtual environment or vice versa. Of course a
translation between virtual environments, (like translation of online
user input) can also be a possibility. Translation of this tangible,
often quantitative data between environments can lead to new points
Another form can be the translation of more qualitative data, such as
transferring exisiting cultural, aestethic or social themes, into
various medial online formats.
Since Impakt runs a tight schedule, we urge artists to hand in their
proposals as soon as possible. Our deadline for submission has been
set on juli 1st.
Only proposals that are relevant to the theme will be taken into
account. Projects that have already been publicly presented are
excluded from participitation.
A proposal has to consist of the following parts:
- an abstract of the concept. (200 to 400 words)
- a summary of the technical and productional plan. (200 words max.)
- a summary of the relation between the project and the theme
'translation' or one of the subthemes. (200 words max.)
- information about the phase the project is in at the moment, the
steps which have to be taken to finishing the project, pertaining to
the current project phase, and the estimated budget that is needed to
Please note that all proposals must be in English. The final project
should also be in English unless of course the use of other languages
is part of the concept of the proposed project.
Please send in your proposal by email to: online at impakt.nl
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