[artinfo] call for submissions: net_sight 2006

andrea schlemmer andrea at mur.at
Tue Sep 26 10:53:41 CEST 2006

please notice, submit and spread:
andrea schlemmer
mur.at project coordinator


Call for submissions:

mur.at NetWorkArt Contest „net_sight“ 2006


Since 1998 mur.at has been working on a virtual 
NetSculpture which is constantly
growing and branching out. This widely ramified Net ­  the leased line net ­
offers a democratic and unbureaucratic access to new communication and
information technologies to people engaged in the artistic and cultural sector
in the area of Graz apart from e-business and e-commerce. The NetNodeSculpture
includes an infrastructure which allows continuous work of art organisations
and people engaged in the cultural sector.

In order to be able to experience the virtual 
space in real public space, mur.at
initiates a contest for making this virtual sculpture - which is spread over
Graz like a network - visible for all.

Target of the contest

For the promotion of NetArt and NetCulture mur.at 
offers the possibility to deal
with the community in an artistic way and to implement the winning project.
The virtual sculpture will be transferred to a tangible space in order to be
visible also as real locality. Therewith the virtual sculpture becomes a
sculpture that can be conceived with all senses in the public space of Graz.
The sculpture shall be developed and implemented in various media.

Desired form of submitted projects

desired are...

...artistic projects, which refer and use the contents and infrastructure of
mur.at,  the nodes and/or the mur.at-community.

...artistic projects which excel at using unconventional ideas of

...unrealised projects from the various areas of art; projects which deal with
the subject of a NetSculpture. This can be projected in form of media- and
space- installations, sound projects, memorial tablets, photo or video
projects, as long as it appears meaningful with regard to the subject.
The expression „Visualization“ shall be considered a metaphor and the type of
realisation shall not be limited to a specific medium.

All three points have to be considered!

Prize money / Implementation

First prize
The project which is ranked first by the jury will be implemented from December
2006 to end of May 2007. The budget for the implementation (incl. remuneration)
is € 10.000,-.
The project will be showcased during a ceremony.

Appreciation prize
The most innovative, but  not realizable project will be awarded with an
appreciation prize amounting to € 300,-.

During an exposition opening on December 1, 2006, the 10 best projects will be
presented to the public. The budget for the presentation of the concepts is
€ 200,- each, whereas the form of presentation (choice of media, etc.) is up to
the presenters.

There is no splitting of the prizes.


Members of the Jury:

1 representative of the mur.at team: Johannes Zmölnig: financial treasurer of
the mur.at executive committee; artistic-scientific assistant at IEM (Institute
for Electronic Music) (Graz, A).

1 representative of the nodes: Reni Hofmüller: media artist and artistic
director of ESC im labor (Graz, A).

	1 vote of the mur.at-community: every mur.at member has the right to 	vote.
	The resulting ranking counts as the community-vote.

Ushi Reiter: Artist and cultural producer (servus.at, faces) (Linz, A).

One international representative of the NetArt Community
Rena Tangens: Media artist (Bielefeld, Dt.).

	The meeting of the jury is open to the public.

When: Friday, November 3, 2006 at 10:00 hrs
Where: mur.at, Leitnergasse 7, A-8010 Graz


The Call for submissions is open to the general public. The target group
consists of people engaged in the artistic and cultural sector with the focus
on the community of mur.at. There are no limits of age, education or
nationality of the submitting persons.

Please note

Final date for submission is October 15, 2006.
The submission may only be made online by filling out the submission form.

All informations for the submission at http://mur.at/verein/net_sight

In addition to the personal data (not visible for the jury), please upload (in
pdf format) an abstract (max. 3000 characters) as well as a detailed project
description incl. a rough estimate of cost and a time scedule (Attention: only
one pdf-file can be uploaded).
The submitted projects may not exceed a cost frame of € 10.000,-. Any
maintenance activities of the projects must be included in the cost estimate.

Due to the fact that the submitted projects will be handled anonymously, please
do not mention names nor logos in the project descriptions.
We can only accept submissions which are complete and made anonymous.

We do not assume any liability for the submitted concepts.
In case of a refusal of a project, its authors are not entitled to raise any
claims upon mur.at or persons acting on behalf of mur.at.
mur.at reserves the right to use the submitted material for the purpose of


The winners (first prize, appreciation prize, the 10 best projects) will be
informed about the results by e-mail until November 10, 2006. In their own
interest, the participants in the contest shall strive to be reachable at the
e-mail address contained in the submission form during the whole period of

Awards Ceremony / Presentation

When: December 1, 2006 at 19:00 hrs
Where: to be defined

The awards ceremony of the contest will be held on December 1, 2006 during the
exposition of the 10 best project concepts. The artists are not obliged to
present their concepts.
The winners (first prize, appreciation prize) commit to personally receive the
prizes and present their projects during the exposition.
Groups and institutions are requested to nominate one or max. two
representatives. Any travel expenses of the winners for the journey to the
exposition / presentation will be compensated by mur.at (train: 2nd class;
plane: economy class).

The implementation budget and the remuneration for the best project are
dedicated to its implementation. mur.at assists in the whole period of
implementation and reserves the right to ask for a proof of the adequate
utilization of the prize money.


It is the intention of mur.at to document the entire contest (incl. all
submitted concepts and the finally implemented project) in an online archive.


For general questions please contact:
Andrea Schlemmer (Project Coordinator)
mur.at, Verein zur Förderung von Netzwerkkunst
Leitnergasse 7, A-8010 Graz
tel: 	++43/316/82 14 51 ext. 26
cell: 	++43/699/126 05 795
fax: 	++43/316/82 14 51 ext. 26
e-mail: 	andrea_at_mur.at (Subject: „net_sight“)

For technical questions please contact the noc-team:
Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 16:00 hrs.
tel: 	++43/316/82 14 51 ext. 55
e-mail: 	noc_at_mur.at (Subject: „net_sight“)

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