ANAT April Digest
Message from the CEO
Echology got off to a tremendous start with the stage one seminars happening in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The interest in the concepts presented has been deep and we look forward to stage two and three across 2012 and 2013. If you missed it, the good people at the Edge recorded the Brisbane seminar and have it up on their web site http://edgeqld.org.au/blog/2012/04/16/anat-echology-making-sense-of-data
We have also been developing partners and projects that highlight the role art, design and craft will play in the future of manufacturing. ANAT will present some aspects of 3D Printing on the SBS Insight program April 24th that deals with manufacturing. If you want more information on 3D Printing please go to our Makerblog http://makerblog.anat.org.au These projects have been demonstrating how ANAT builds opportunities for artists and creativity in new areas and we hope that they lay the foundations for future work and exploration for us all. Gavin Artz | CEO
2012 Art Music Awards :: ANAT congratulates Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey At a gala awards ceremony held at the Sydney Opera House, sound artists MADELEINE FLYNN and TIM HUMPHREY received the Award for Excellence in Experimental Music for their work during 2011. Together since 1993, they are endlessly curious about sound and music in space, and culture and create both large scale and intimate works.
Madeleine and Tim were recipients of ANAT’s Synapse 3 Residency program. http://www.apra-amcos.com.au http://flynnhumphrey.anat.org.au Filter 79 :: Echology: Making Sense of Data :: Now online The latest issue of ANAT’s Filter Magazine explores the history, development and creation of data-driven artworks and includes articles by D.V. Rogers and Julie Freeman, two of the artists who participated in the recent Echology: Making Sense of Data Seminar tour.
Events The 21st Century Body Symposium :: Free Event :: London, UK 18th May, 2012, 9am to 6pm :: Bloomsbury Campus, University College, London
What does it mean to be human in the 21st Century? In what ways is this question affected by new forms of technologies, such as biometrics or the evolution of genetic and neuroscience technologies? Are our perceptions of human identity being recast in the light of these new scientific and technological developments?
Are there, or should there be limits in what we can or should do to ourselves and our bodies? How and what does it mean to grow old now that the health and capacity of humans has been stretched for the over 50 population? This symposium will seek to offer answers to some of these questions and in so doing contribute to the conversation on modern conceptions of human identity and perspectives on the human body. Drawing from insights and ideas from across the disciplines, the aim will be to chart challenges to, and changes in perceptions of identity and the human body in the 21st century in the face of new advances in emerging technologies.
Topics for the day include: virtual identities; privacy, surveillance and authenticity; post-human bodies; cognitive enhancement; environment and society; fertility and reproduction; artificial intelligence systems; ICT implants and prosthetics; converging technologies; animal-human distinctions; genomics and genetic based therapies; neuroscience and neuropharmacology; nanomedicine and care of the ageing; freedom and dignity; ideas about scientific progress. Registration is required for catering purposes. Register by 7 May 2012 via:http://c21body.eventbrite.co.uk/
Opportunities Australia Council :: Indigenous Experimental Art Fund Applications close 10 April 2012 for projects starting on or after 1 June 2012
The Indigenous Experimental Art Fund is a new initiative supporting Indigenous-led projects that benefit the development of contemporary Indigenous media, interdisciplinary and hybrid art practitioners, with funding of up to $30,000. This is a 3-year program supported by the Inter-Arts Office and the Music, Theatre and Visual Arts boards of the Australia Council. The fund is not solely for Indigenous practitioners, but projects must be led by Indigenous artists, producers and curators. The main focus for this fund is to support research and development, creative development and production and presentation. Projects can span up to 18 months.
Kerb journal :: Speculative Stories: Narratives in Landscape Architecture Call for Submissions closes 4 May 2012 for publication in August 2012
Kerb is an annual cross-disciplinary design publication produced by the RMIT University School of Architecture and Design. Kerb is a progressive design journal focused on contemporary landscape architecture issues from an international and national perspective. Content of the journal is based upon themes relevant to current practices and projects of landscape architecture.
Kerb 20 is seeking submissions which explore the theme ‘Speculative Stories: Narrative in Landscape Architecture’; of experimental and innovative design projects, research, written, and photographic works, collages, digital animations or film. Further information, including submission requirements, is available on the Kerb Journal website.
exURBAN SCREENS :: Frankston, VIctoria Call for submissions :: Deadline 18 May 2012
exURBAN SCREENS is a new event that will engage audiences through digital screens and media content in the public domain and “outer” spaces that characterize the frontiers of our ever expanding cities. Urban centres and the exurban fringe are attracted to each other in a push/pull relationship; expanding in all directions, growing at different scales. Advances in digital technology herald a ‘post-suburban’ era.
The 2012 curatorial theme – (Is there) Light in outer space? – offers artists and audiences alike with an interface to explore the cultural dynamics that are at play in the “peripatetic metropolis” while considering the nature of light in space. Navigating between art, media and screen, the resulting exhibition programme will be composed from a combination of curated artworks, events and open call exhibits that highlight issues relating to the contested outer spaces of the city.
The Frankston Arts Centre and its Cube 37 new media galleries will function as the project “hub” with other “pop up” locations situated across the city centre. A focal point of (Is there) Light in outer space? will be an ambitiously scaled, building projection by leading Australian artist Ian de Gruchy.The call for entries is now open to media and video artists, distributors, producers, galleries, filmmakers, universities or institutions from all over the world. You are invited to submit works for the inaugural exURBAN SCREENS project that will be held in Frankston between 23 June and 7 July 2012.This project will consist of a number of sites including gallery and public spaces.
British Council :: Realise Your Dream 2012 Creative mentorships in the UK :: Applications close 3 June 2012
Celebrating 10 years of nurturing Australian creative talent, the British Council’s Realise Your Dream awards are now bigger and better than ever. Realise Your Dream fosters Australian creatives through targeted career development in the UK creative industries. By tapping into a wide network of the UK’s finest practitioners, the British Council helps open doors to the experiences winners most need to develop professionally and creatively while making lasting UK connections that will inform their work for years to come.
So far, over 40 awardees have travelled to the UK with Realise Your Dream, many of whom attribute their continued successes in the creative industries to the learning and connections made whilst in the UK. Further information about the application process is available on the Realise Your Dream website.
Evolutionary Art, Design & Creativity Competition Call for Works :: Submission deadline 15 July 2012 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference:: 7 – 11 July 2012 Philidelphia, USA
The Evolutionary Art, Design, and Creativity Competition at the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference showcases the power of evolutionary computation through human-quality artistic works or creativity enhancing experiences generated by or with the assistance of evolution. Entries can be music, images, sculptures, videos, or interactive online experiences, but are not limited to these forms of expression; the goal is that the submissions exhibit some form of independent creativity through genetic and evolutionary computation.
Entrants must submit:
- a brief artistic statement illustrating the concept,
- a short paper describing the technical details and the evolutionary algorithm
- a set of multimedia files, either 5 still images, a video of up to 5 minutes, or a sound file of up to 5 minutes, that demonstrates the output quality of the evolutionary process.
All submissions should be sent to email@example.com
Residencies Australia Council InterArts :: Artist Initiated Residencies Applications close 1 May 2012 for projects starting on or after 1 August 2012
Artists working in interdisciplinary and hybrid arts are invited to develop proposals for professional development residencies in Australia or internationally. Proposals should outline how you will work in collaboration with the residency host to experiment and develop your arts practice. Applications are encouraged from artists in all states and territories. Residencies should be three months or more, within the funding constraints of the program.