[artinfo] Impakt Online 2004:Translation

Impakt Online 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).

Impakt Online
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 
of view.
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 
finish it.

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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