[artinfo] INTERACTIVE FUTURES 06: Audio Visions (Victoria, Canada)
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INTERACTIVE FUTURES 06: Audio Visions
Victoria Independent Film and Video Festival - http://www.vifvf.com/
Co-sponsored by Open Space Artist-Run Centre - http://www.openspace.ca/
Parallel event Äì Digital Art Weeks, Summer 2006, Swiss Federal Institute
of Technology Äì http://www.jg.inf.ethz.ch/Group/Front
Conference hotel - Laurel Point Inn - http://www.laurelpoint.com/
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Thurs Jan. 26 - Sun. Jan. 29, 2006.
CALL FOR PAPERS, PANELS, PERFORMANCES, & INSTALLATIONS
INTERACTIVE FUTURES is a forum for showing recent tendencies in new media
art as well as a conference for exploring issues related to technology. The
theme of this year's event is Audio Visions. IF06 will explore new forms of
audio-based media art from a diverse body of artists, theorists, and sound
practitioners. Sound poetry, web-based audio and multimedia, mobile audio
performance, new forms of music theatre, synaesthetic performance, hybrid
forms, sound-based installation, video and sound, and environmental sound
are all of interest to Audio Visions.
The proliferation of audio technologies, audio-visual collaboration, and
hybrid forms of live performance in the new millennium is striking. Audio
artists are exploring the areas of mobility, virtuality, performance, and
audience interaction from an experimental point-of-view. Audio Visions
invites scholars, sound-artists, and performers of all stripes to submit
paper, panel, performance or installation proposals in one of the three
1. "Sound and Vision" lecture and panel series - Scholars, artists, and
practitioners working in audio or audio-visual-based new media are
encouraged to submit proposals for IF06. We are interested in a broad range
of audio including: computational, interactive or generative audio; the
creation of digital audio tools; synchronization between sound and visuals;
performative art that explores language, voice and body; streaming radio
and mobile sound works. Presentations should be, in part, demonstrative. We
recognize that sound art is evolving and that categories have become
increasingly irrelevant - we encourage proposals that push the boundaries
of the traditional conference paper.
2. "Earshot" performance series Äì "Earshot" is seeking experimental
audio-based performances that challenge assumptions about audio forms and
performance conventions. Avant-garde, post-avant-garde, techno,
electro-acoustic, synaesthetic production, liminal art and hybrid
performance are all within our desired range. "Earshot" is primarily
interested in new types of electronic audio-visual performance as well as
models for audience participation in sound works. "Earshot" will run
performances at Open Space for each night of IF06.
3. "Tangible Frequencies" installations Äì We are interested in audio
installation works that consider site, space, vision, volume and perception
and how physical location 'matters' to the reception of audio frequencies.
IF06 has identified areas within Open Space Gallery to function as
controlled locations for sound installations.* We welcome proposals that
respond to the particular characteristics of these locations through their
acknowledgement of private and/or public space and use. Installations may
provide audio continuity to the existing locations, or respond as
intervention and critique.
INTERACTIVE FUTURES is part of the Victoria Independent Film and Video
Festival and applicants are encouraged to check the Festival website for
more information on the broader program.
CONFIRMED SPEAKERS / ARTISTS
Ä¢ Greg Hermanovic of Derivative software is a visionary software-engineer
involved in the creation of real-time visual tools. In 2003 he received an
Academy Award for the pioneering of modeling in the film industry with
PRISMS and Houdini. Greg coordinated the realtime animation at SIGGRAPH
98's Interactive Dance Club, and directed special effects for Michael
Snow's Corpus Callosum. Derivative’Äôs Touch software, a range of tactile
interfaces, brings advanced realtime animation tools to a diverse
cross-section of artists, including Richie Hawtin and Rush. Greg will
perform live visuals with Toronto-based DJ Tom Kuo.
Ä¢ Tom Kuo uses a grounding in techno to pursue a varied range of precise
electronic strains. Tom was recently named one of Toronto’Äôs Top Ten DJs
by NOW magazine.
Ä¢ Atau Tanaka is known for his work in interactive music, including
performances with biosignal gesture systems. He has conducted research at
IRCAM in Paris and was Artistic Ambassador of Apple Computer Europe. His
work with sensor-based musical instruments and network audio installations
have received prizes and support from Ars Electronica, the Fraunhofer
Institute, the Japan Foundation, and the Daniel Langlois Foundation. His
current research at Sony CSL Paris focuses on harnessing collective musical
creativity on mobile devices.
Ä¢ Jºrg Gutknecht is a computer scientist with a passion for new hybrid
art forms. He has actively participated in culturally-oriented "wearable
computing" projects, including "Instant Gain in Grace" (motion tracking of
a Butoh dancer), "Going Publik" (distributed orchestra based on mobile
electronic scoring), and "On the Sixth Day" (multi-channel video system for
interactive storytelling). Together with Sound Artist, Art Clay, he
organizes the Digital Art Weeks which offers performances and provides
courses in the areas of computer-aided art and music.
Ä¢ Art Clay is a specialist in the performance of self-created works with
the use of inter-media, and has appeared at international festivals.
Recently, his work has focused on large-scale performative music-theater
works and public art spectacles using mobile devices.
Ä¢ Jim Andrews publishes vispo.com. It is the centre of his work as a
visual poet, audio artist, programmer, and critic. His work in interactive
audio and word-based web media has been published and shown widely in such
venues as rhizome.org, turbulence.org, and the trAce Online Writing Centre.
Since 1999, he has been creating interactive audio at vispo.com/vismu.
INTERACTIVE FUTURES is interested in artistic and theoretical work that
relates to audio performance, production and hybrid forms.
Ä¢ Papers, Panels, and Presentations can include DVDs, audio CDs, video
tapes, games, web-sites, etc. and should be 45-minutes in length.
Ä¢ Proposed artwork for exhibition may take the form of performances
("Earshot"), installations ("Tangible Frequencies"), or audio-related
screenings ("Earshot" or "Tangible Frequencies").
Ä¢ Applications should not exceed 500 words. Applicants should indicate
one of the three festival categories in the subject of the message. Please
include a 200 word max bio.
Ä¢ All proposals must be submitted in text only format either as an
attachment or within the body of the email message.
Ä¢ Please present examples of your work as a URL to a web-site.
Ä¢ If your presentation requires specific technologies please describe
your needs in detail.
Proposals should be submitted electronically to ONE of the following persons:
Ä¢ "Sound and Vision" lecture and panel series - Randy Adams runran at runran.net
Ä¢ "Earshot" performance series - Steve Gibson sgibson at finearts.uvic.ca
Ä¢ "Tangible Frequencies" installations - Julie Andreyev lic at telus.net
* SPECIAL NOTE FOR INSTALLATION ARTISTS APPLYING TO ÄúTANGIBLE FREQUENCIESÄù:
Open Space has the following areas available to install sound installations:
Ä¢ Parallel gallery (opens onto the street)
Ä¢ Bathrooms (2)
Ä¢ Back Stairs (opens onto the back alley)
Ä¢ Main gallery (low volume or headphones only)
A floor plan for Open Space can be downloaded at
Please indicate a preference for one of the above areas in your proposal.
Artists should keep in mind that Open Space is a shared space and therefore
low volume will be required. Other venues may be organized by special
arrangement if louder volume is required.
INTERACTIVE FUTURES does not have funding for travel or accommodation.
Presenters and artists are expected to apply for travel funding from their
home institutions and/or granting bodies. INTERACTIVE FUTURES is applying
for funding for performance and installation artists exhibiting at Open
Space. If this funding is obtained, performance and installation artists
will receive a modest fee according to CARFAC (http://www.carfac.ca/)
All presenters and artists will be given a pass to all INTERACTIVE FUTURES
events and will have access to the ÄúHospitality SuiteÄù at the Festival
hotel (food and drinks). All presenters and artists will be eligible for
the conference rate at Festival Hotels (between $40-110 per night).
DEADLINE FOR ALL PROPOSALS: Friday, September 23, 2005.
Notification of acceptance of proposals will be sent out on or before
October 7, 2005.
Laurel Point Inn Äì Presentations
The following equipment will be made available for all presenters:
Ä¢ Mac computer with Monitor, keyboard, DVD/CD-ROM drive.
Ä¢ Data/Video Projector.
Ä¢ VHS Player.
Ä¢ Sound system with amp and two speakers.
Ä¢ Wireless high-speed internet access.
Open Space Äì Performances and Installations
The following equipment is available for artists at Open Space. Artists
should be aware that equipment will have to be shared and therefore should
not propose to use all of the below devices simultaneously. Installations
and performances should be easy to set-up and take down. Wherever possible
artists should apply their own technology.
Ä¢ 2 Data/Video Projectors.
Ä¢ VHS Player.
Ä¢ DVD Player.
Ä¢ 3-4 Macintosh computers.
Ä¢ Sound system with amp, 16-channel mixing board, mics, and four speakers.
Ä¢ Cable modem internet connection.
For a full list of resources available at Open Space go to:
Victoria Independent Film and Video Festival Director:
Kathy Kay director at vifvf.com
INTERACTIVE FUTURES Co-Curators:
Steve Gibson sgibson at finearts.uvic.ca
Julie Andreyev lic at telus.net
INTERACTIVE FUTURES Paper Editor:
Randy Adams runran at runran.net
OPEN SPACE New Music:
Tina Pearson newmusic at openspace.ca
Victoria Independent Film and Video Festival:
Mailing Address - PO Box 8419, Victoria, BC, V8W3S1, Canada.
Office Address - 808 View Street, Victoria, BC, V8W1K2, Canada.
Tel: (250)389.0444. Fax: (250)389.0406. E mail: festival at vifvf.com
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