[artinfo] OPEN CALL paraflows 06 EXHIBITION Vienna

Angela Dorrer andorrer at gmx.de
Thu Jul 20 23:23:48 CEST 2006

CALL FOR ENTRIES - please forward
PARAFLOWS 06  / annual convention for digital arts and cultures
09.-16.09.2006, Vienna, Austria
paraflows 06  / EXHIBITION
The exhibition PARAFLOWS 06 invites you to submit 
contributions. The exhibition deals with current 
artistic positions within digital media and net 
cultures. We will present productions which  
using new media as a cultural tool  aim for a 
better understanding of today’s society, thus 
also being able to utter criticism in order to 
redesign society. We are eager to see works 
highlighting and scrutinising the decisive role 
of new technologies in the development and the 
perception of presentday culture. This year’s 
exhibition will focus on the idea of a ‘net 
behind the net’ which can mean both the digital 
behind the social net, and the social behind the 
digital net. Paraflows (the Greek prefix 
‘para’ meaning: beside, near, moreover) 
emanates from the main motors of freedom of the 
net and its para-experts, the wikipedias and 
slashdots of all areas within which consumers 
help each other voluntarily to become and remain 
critical users and experts in their fields. We 
are interested in works augmenting our 
understanding of data protection and privacy, 
decentralisation, and self-publishing, works that 
deal with the implications of free ‘social 
software’ (web 2.0, blogs,  wikis, etc.) in 
realspace, and in works analysing the importance 
of computer programming as a cultural technique.
paraflows 06  / LOCATIONS exhibitions
The exhibition will be held in various locations 
of the Viennese art and culture scene, ranging 
from art spaces to clubs, production sites and 
gallery spaces (details below). We explicitly 
encourage contributions which are generated for 
or in accordance with one of the locations, 
though spatial reference is by no means 
compulsory. For the seven days of the exhibition, 
there will be a ‘net.art-brunch’ taking place 
at a different location every day, intended to 
provide opportunities for artists and producers to communicate with each other.
location_1 / ARTWARE-LOUNGE
Keywords: Exhibition space of arteware.cc, quite 
slick environment. Space: 2 rooms, 120m² and 
40m², in the basement. Equipment: 1 projector, 
dvd player, internet. Comment: the basement is 
highly suitable for projections. Contact: 
paraflow coordinator Judith Fegerl, jdth at tdth.net, www.arteware.cc
location_2 / BLUMBERG
Keywords: art collective and contemporary art 
platform, concept art, art installations, design, 
media art, performance & discussions. Space: 
120m², former shop with shop windows, very open, 
neutral environment. Equipment: collective 
ressources available, open Wlan, leased line. 
Comment: no loud sound-projects. Contact: Florian 
Harmer, office at blumberg.at, www.blumberg.at
Keywords: newly renovated rooms, ground floor of 
a corner house, project “Kunst-im-Stadtteil” 
[‘art-in-the-quarter’], immigrants, 
participative projects. Space: 2 rooms, 55m², 
35m². Equipment: Wlan, leased line, optional: 1 
projector, dvd player, computer. Comment: 
interventions welcome. Contact: Ula Schneider, 
ula.schneider at sohoinottakring.at, www.sohoinottakring.at
location_4 / METALAB
Keywords: social open space for collaboration and 
knowledge exchange with interdisciplinary 
magicians and technically creative enthusiasts, 
grant-aided net culture. Space: 200m² spread 
over several rooms, no white cube but expert 
atmosphere. Equipment: 1 projector, several 
computers (Linux), open Wlan, leased line. 
Comment: projects with conceptual and, even more 
so, technical expertise are preferred. Contact: 
Christopher Clay, mail at c30.org, www.metalab.at
location_5 / UMRAUM
Keywords: artists/architects duo, art concepts, 
process art, promoters of spatial phenomena, 
outer-institutional art, internet as fragment of 
the public. Space: anteroom 12m², studio 36m², 
shop 16m², rather neutral, basement, corner 
house, partially reclaimable outdoor space. 
Equipment: 2 projectors, several monitors, 4 dvd 
players, 1 computer (Apple), open Wlan, leased 
line. Comment: suitable for installations, 
production, exhibitions. Contact: Kurt Weckel, 
umraum at sil.at, http://www.umraum.net/
location_6 / VEKKS
Keywords: classic underground subculture with 
Freebie Shop at the entrance, quarter 
socialisation. Space: about 120m², blue walls, 
back yard, rustic basement of about 70m². 
Equipment: Hi-fi system, 1 computer, leased line. 
Contact: Georg Stejskal, vekks at yahoo.com, 
http://umsonstladen.at/ and http://www.vekks.cjb.net/
location_7 / werkzeugH
Keywords: digital living room, 400m² + 200m² 
outdoor space, big glass façade towards the 
street, space for architectonic interventions, 
discourse space and DIY academy. Space: 170m² 
(13 by 13m). Equipment: power, water, Wlan, 
leased line. Comment: happily accepted: 
installations with reference to realspace, 
outdoor space/architecture. Contact: Manfred 
Wuits, manfred at monochrom.at, http://einreichplan.wien.net
paraflows 06  / SUBMISSION exhibition
DEADLINE: August 4th 2006, 24:00:00 MET
Project submissions will only be accepted in 
digital form as one single pdf-file sent to office at paraflows.at
1) Name, institution (if existent), address, email, phone number, website/s
2) Submitted work: title, medium, author/s, year of production
3) Please choose up to three of the following 
catchwords as key aspects for your submitted 
work: interface, database, software, device, 
game, animation, immersive, narrative, linear, 
non-linear, analogue, found footage, sonic, 
visual, tactile, interactive, reactive, 
auto-active, participatory, generative, 
performative, locative, networked, shared, DIY, 
political, archival, documentary, site-specific, 
urban, communal, contemplative, poetic, humoristic, therapeutic.
4) Description of the project (1 page maximum), please note preferred location
5) Technical explanations, spatial/system needs 
(hardware, operating system, additional software)
6) Further information
7) Biographies
8) Documentation of former projects (website/s is sufficient)
Language: only works in German or English, 
respectively works with subtitles in one of these 
languages will be accepted.
Works in other languages must come with a list of texts in German or English.
We explicitly encourage artists and producers 
from outside Austria to enter the competition.
Jury: The projects will be selected in consensus 
with the organisers of the particular location 
and with the exhibition management.
paraflows 06  / FRAME
PARAFLOWS 06, the annual convention for digital 
arts and cultures, is taking place for the first 
time, it features an exhibition, a symposium, 
workshops, and various social events. The four 
Paraflows 06-panels (September 10th  11th 2006) 
at the Semperdepot of the Academy of Fine Arts 
Vienna will mark the beginning of a week of work 
and discussion for the NetzNetz community the following days.
paraflows 06 / CONTACT
office at paraflows.at
Festival Manager: Günther Friesinger , Assistance: Sabine Maierhofer
Exhibition: Angela Dorrer, Support: Judith Fegerl
Symposium: Leo Findeisen
Office: MQ Musumsquartier, c/o monochrom, A-1070 Wien, Museumsplatz 1, Austria
Paraflows06 is funded by the City of Vienna, MA7 Netculture.
Supported by the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the University of Vienna.

Angela Dorrer

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