[Microsound-announce] Open Ear event - Network final call for works

Garrett Lynch lists at asquare.org
Wed Oct 31 08:31:30 EDT 2007

The final call for works for the second event Network, details below.

:: Network - 20/11/07, call for works ::

A network is any system of interconnected points / locations, nodes,  
which become greater, augmented, than when in isolation.  While  
emphasis is most often placed on the nodes, it is the connections /  
links / lines / flows, the spaces between, the hinterland of the  
network, and their resulting mesh / matrix, which provides the site,  
means and context for the networks ability to transfer and  
transform.  Similarly art can be thought of as a space in-between:

“The work of art occupies a pivotal point between two sets of  
behaviour, the artist’s and the spectator’s.  It is essentially a  
matrix, the substance between.  It exists nether for itself nor by  
itself.” (Ascott, R. 2003, Telematic Embrace)

On November 20th Open Ear  will host an event curated by Garrett  
Lynch (http://www.asquare.org/) entitled Network which will present  
performances on this theme.  Sound and visual artists / groups  
working with networks as a thematic or technical element to their  
work within live performance contexts are invited to contribute to  
the event.  Proposed performances can include the use of networks to  
dynamically generate or enhance performance, to collaboratively  
create a performance through a network, to discuss the nature of  
networks and their impact on society etc.  All proposed performances  
are required to be audio-visual, audio or visual with selection  
preference given to audio-visual works. Performances can last up to a  
maximum of 30 minutes each.

As the event is free we are unable to offer individual payment but  
will provide access to a supply of equipment (please include a list  
of requirements in your proposal and we will attempt to cater for  
this) at the venue, suitable refreshments and possibly accommodation  
if required.  Contributions to the event will be included in the DVD  
of all six events published by the C3U Music Label later in 2008.

Proposals should take the form of a word / pdf / rtf / txt document  
(two pages maximum) with:

1) A description of the work (500 words maximum).
2) Images to give us an idea of the proposed work.
3) A full list of required equipment (please note that the event will  
host several performers so complex configurations involving lengthy  
set-up times will not be catered for).
4) Urls to previous examples of work online.
5) A short bio (200 words maximum).
6) Artist(s) / group / performer(s) name and contact details.

Please email proposals as attachments (not pasted into the email) to  
Garrett Lynch (garrett [at] asquare dot org) no later than 12pm  
(GMT), Friday 02/11/07.

:: The Venue ::

Canterbury Christ Church Broadstairs Campus, situated on the east  
coast of Kent, England approximately 30 minutes from Canterbury,  
opened in 2000 with a wide selection of higher education courses. The  
campus is committed to the arts and cultural regeneration of the area  
and regularly host’s events, exhibitions and performances on site.

Address: Canterbury Christ Church University, Broadstairs Campus,  
Northwood Road, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 2WA, England.

Detailed information on how to get here can be found on the  
university website:

Open Ear, audio-visual events and performances 2007 – 2008 are  
supported by Canterbury Christ Church University.  For all further  
information, up to date details on events as they happen and videos  
of previous events please see the Open Ear website at: http:// 

Garrett at asquare.org

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