Juried International Net Art Competition
Deadline: March 31, 2005
| Avenues of Investigation | Criteria | Guidelines |
| Process | Jurors | Bios |

New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. is pleased to announce that with the support of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, 5 net art projects will be commissioned for the Turbulence web site in a juried international (open to everyone) competition.

Each commission will be $5,000 (US).

AVENUES OF INVESTIGATION: Projects that experiment with new forms of interdisciplinary collaboration and creativity and engage the user as an active participant. Collaborations may be between visual artists, sound artists, programmers, scientists, and others. Proposed works may include the use of wireless devices such as cell phones and palm pilots to access and add to the experience of the net art work. Note: while collaborative projects are preferred they are not a requirement.

CRITERIA: (1) artistic merit of the proposed project; (2) originality; (3) degree of programming skill and technological innovation; and (4) extent of collaborative and interdisciplinary activity.

GUIDELINES: Proposals must be in the form of a web site that includes:





Your name, email address, country, and web site URL
(if you have one).
A description of the project's core concept (500 words maximum).
Details of how the project will be realized, including what software/programming will be used. Please answer all of these
questions. Specs for the Turbulence server are available here. You may request additional software but we cannot guarantee it.
Names of collaborators, their areas of expertise, and their specific roles in the project.
A project budget, including other funding sources for this project.
Your résumé/CV and one for each of your collaborators.
Up to five examples of prior work accessible on the web.

PROCESS: Email your proposal URL to turbulence with the following in the subject field: Comp_05 Proposal.

Deadline: March 31st, 2005.

Notification: Winners will be contacted after May 15, 2005.

Terms: Each winner will be asked to sign an agreement with Turbulence governing the terms of the commission.

Time Frame: Works must be completed within 9 months.

JURORS: Wayne Ashley, Arcangel Constantini, Sara Diamond, Melinda Rackham and Helen Thorington.


Wayne Ashley is an independent new media creator, curator, and consultant. Presently, he holds the position of Curator of New Media & Public Programs at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) where he commissions work and organizes public programming around art and technology issues. He orchestrated LMCC’s Future of War Conference in collaboration with The New School, and is currently spearheading Downtown Digital Futures, a multi-year program that brings together media events, conferences, performances, a think tank and web portal, to critically explore and demonstrate the role of information technology (IT) and interactive media in re-imagining the future of Lower Manhattan. From 1999 to 2001, Ashley was the first Manager of New Media at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), one of America's foremost presenters of contemporary music, opera, theater, dance and film from around the world. Downtown Digital Futures The Future of War Under_score: Net art, Sound, and Essays from Australia Before and After Geography LMCC

Arcangel Constantini explores a wide range of media and alternative resources to fuse his ideas and concepts, both in the context of concrete objects and digital processes which include the exploration of sound and noise performance, as well as the art of hacking. He is obsessed with all types of objects and their re-contextualization in temporal spaces, and reconsiders their aesthetics and connections to questions about our existence. Constantini has received numerous awards, including first prize in the Festival vid@rte 1999, first prize with Atari-noise.com in the Interference Festival (France, 2000), Honorary Mention of bacteria.org in Cinetart (Dresden, Germany 2001), and Bronze prize to the project 123456789px by Machita Museum of Graphic Arts (Tokyo, Japan 1999). He is a recipient of Jovenes Creadores, FONCA, Rockefeller, and MacArthur fellowships. Constantini is a member of the collectives hell.com, OFFline, igloo and KHORA. He is currently curator of the Cyberlounge, a gallery dedicated to new media exhibitions, at Rufino Tamayo Museum, Mexico City, Mexico. bakteria.org atari-noise.com encuentros efimeros inmerso cyberlounge museo tamayo no-such.com khora.org unosunosyunosceros.com

Sara Diamond is an award winning television and new media producer/ director, video artist, curator, critic, researcher, teacher and artistic director. Born in New York City, Sara has resided in Western Canada and has represented Canada at home and internationally for many years. Her video installation and video works reside in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and many international galleries, universities, and colleges. She was honoured by a retrospective at the National Gallery of Canada in 1991. She is a theorist and public speaker and has recently published essays on new media curatorial practice, science and art aesthetics, collaboration and new media, collective authorship, and reviews of new media exhibitions with Routledge, MIT Press, and other presses, as well as Flash Art. She initiated HorizonZero and is its editor-in-chief. She is a member of the editorial board of Leonardo and Convergence, peer review publications in new media. Diamond is currently the director of research and artistic director, Banff New Media Institute, at The Banff Centre. In 2002, she won the Canadian new media educator of the year award (Canadian New Media Awards) and women of vision award (Women in Film and Television and Wired Women). horizonzeroBanff New Media InstituteCodeZebra

Melinda Rackham is a Sydney based artist, curator, and writer. Over the last decade she has investigated the technological and psychological aspects of online identity, locality, sexuality and community, as well as trans-species relations in multi-user environments. Her web works have been shown in Beyond Interface, Arco Electronico, Transmediale, Cybercultures, File, Art Entertainment Network, The Montreal Biennale, European Media Art Festival, Hybrid Life Forms, Perspecta, Biennial of Buenos Aires, lab3D and ISEA. Prizes include the SoundSpaceVirtual Worlds Award at Stuttgart Filmwinter, and the Faulding Award for Multimedia at Adelaide Festival. Rackham is widely published both online and in print. She recently curated 2004/networked at the Australian Center for the Moving Image (ACMI), and is producer of -empyre- online forum. subtle.net 2004/networked empyre

Helen Thorington is a writer, sound composer, and media artist. Her documentary, dramatic, and sound art compositions have been aired nationally and internationally for the past twenty-two years. She has created compositions for film and installation that premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, the Whitney Biennial, and the Whitney Museum's annual Performance series. Thorington recently performed her own compositions with the Bill. T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company at The Kitchen, New York City. Her 9_11_Scapes won two international radio awards in 2003. Thorington is both founder and co-director of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc (1981-present), New American Radio and Turbulence. new-radio.org/helensomewhere.org

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