[artinfo] prog:ME (1st Festival of Electronic Media of Rio de Janeiro)

Erika Fraenkel eddiefraenkel at yahoo.com.br
Sat Apr 30 11:45:06 CEST 2005

prog:ME (programa de mída eletronica) is the 1st Festival of Electronic 
Media of Rio de Janeiro which will be an annual event in the city. 
Organized by Carlo Sansolo and Érika Fraenkel, the festival will take place 
on the 19th July until the 18th September 2005 in the Centro Cultural 
Telemar, in Rio de Janeiro-RJ, with 30.000 reais in prizes (approximately 
$11,000 US). The deadline for application is 15th of June of 2005.  To 
apply please go to <http://www.progme.org/>www.progme.org .

The event hopes to contribute to the stimulation of national production by 
highlighting new and established artists who develop works of art and 
technology, domestically and internationally. Running parallel to this is a 
program of invited foreign curators who will introduce artists of video-art 
from around the globe.

In this festival we’ll be inviting submissions for net-art, interactive 
cd-roms and dvds, and video-art works; we’ll also exhibit performance and 
urban intervention pieces using electronic media. There will be talks with 
theorists in electronic arts; workshops; electronic music shows with 
DJs/VJs and talks with selected artists who will be presenting their works.

There will be 10 prizes of 3000 reais each, five destined for national 
artists and five for international artists, distributed in the categories 
of net-art, interactive cd-rom/dvd and video-art.

All the participants will receive a catalogue, the catalogue will register 
all the activities developed on the event, all this information will also 
be at this web site, it will feature woth more Data every work and artist. 
All the net art works will be also available from the web site through 
links and we intend to keep all this info and the works as an on-line 
All the activities, and the programme will be published on this site so you 
can have follow what is going on.

Any doubts about the event please send an email to 
<mailto:info at progme.org>info at progme.<mailto:info at progme.org>org 

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