[artinfo] Trampoline Nottingham Platform for New Media Art Call for
Submissions Urban Play
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Trampoline Nottingham Platform for New Media Art
Call for Submissions Urban Play
Deadline: 23rd October
Event to be held on 23rd November
The Theme - Urban Play: The city is paved with
pixels, the flow of traffic becomes the flow of
bits, the flow of people, the flow of electrons.
Streets and circuit diagrams become meshed. The race has begun.
Each one of us becomes a player in the game of
the city, furiously manipulating the control pad,
tapping buttons, flicking switches. Leaping from
platforms, scaling the walls – the concrete/media playground is before us.
Hurtling around corners, lunging up surfaces, shooting through the streets.
Join the rush and surge of the city, find new ways to play the game.
Trampoline invites you to participate in 'Urban
Play' a one day event held on 23rd November in
Nottingham, UK. Its objective is to merge video
gaming, art and design with the investigation of
the city space. The structures of the city are
increasingly pervaded by new media with screens,
cctv, electronic networks, mobile devices,
implements often designed to control our movement
through urban space and even to remove us from
our surroundings. We wish to investigate how new
media can form an even tighter relationship with
our immediate environment - challenge and subvert
its conventional structures hacking the city.
What we are looking for:
We are searching for work which explores urban
space and methods of play, in particular projects
which combine these areas in examining and
utilising new media elements of the city,
We invite you to submit proposals of urban games,
creative computer games, video, interactive
installation, audio guides, sound, music and
performance exploring play, gaming, new media and the city.
We especially encourage the submission of
participatory works which promote a high degree
of audience involvement – this includes informal
exploratory workshops as well as completed projects.
Key points to focus the proposal on are:
a.. The relation between the work and the city
b.. The element of play and
a.. Its encouragement of audience participation
How to Submit work:
Please fill in the Submission Form, downloadable
Submissions should include:
Description of work
Please note for those submitting video works:
We would request that you send the full version
of your video works in PAL avi data format if possible
Deadline to submit proposals is October 23rd 06
Submissions should be postmarked by this date
Please send your applications to:
14-18 Broadway Media Centre
Urban Play intends to challenge our notions of
gaming and the city; Going beyond the playstation
Going beyond the screen Going beyond the wall
Any queries please contact Emma Lewis
<mailto:emma at trampoline.org.uk>mailto:emma at trampoline.org.uk
+44 (0)115 8409272
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