Open Call: FAD – Digital Art Festival [br Brazil]

oi.jpgFAD 2010 – Open Call for Proposals from artists interested in taking part on the 4th edition of the event, scheduled for September, 2010. The period for submitting material is from May 17-June 30 2010.

Pixel Art, Digital Music, Digital Media, open source software, social networks, the mobile world. he contemporary vocabulary has changed, as well as the creation of platforms used by artists in developing their work. FAD – Digital Art Festival, call for artists to participate in the selection process of its fourth edition. We are interested In all forms of art produced by means of computers, software, hardware, mobile phones, camcorders, digital cameras, electronic devices using either low or high technology.

The terms and conditions for the call FAD 2010 are available at the event’s official website. The submission period starts on May 17 and ends on June 30, 2010.

The registration can only be made via internet through the website.

Artists from all over Brazil may enroll in the event as well as international artists in the form of individual or collective entries (these represented by a single integrant).It is permitted to submit works in more than one area by the same individual or group.

The application process should be accomplished through digital form available on the festival’s page. The applicant should not send any document or support material by regular mail.

FAD 2010 will receive submissions in the following areas:

1) FAD Performance A / V (audiovisual concerts)
Audiovisual Performances (A / V) are projects dedicated to live artistic presentation involving the use audio and images synchronously. Important: In this category non authorial works and projects that do not have an A / V (audiovisual) concept will not be accepted. The work should have an audiovisual theme developed simultaneously in sound and image.

2) FAD Gallery (interactive installations)
Interactive installations are works that mix artistic content and some kind interaction with the viewer / user (public). The use of tools, devices and technology, as well as the subject, is open.

3) FAD Web-Art (digital art, virtual reality, etc.)
Web art works are artistic content developed for being displayed on computer screen or for manipulation via web (internet). The use of tools and technology as well as the theme, is open.

4) Laboratory FAD (Workshops)
Proposals for short-term workshops with free theme. The objective of this program is the development and / or training in the use of new tools for audio and video, for creating interactive works, free software apps (applications), among others, for professional use or not.

The Directors: Conceived and directed by DJ Tee (aka Tadeus Mucelli) and 1mpar (aka Henrique Roscoe), FAD is a festival of art through digital media.

Tadeus Mucelli is a DJ, music producer, audiovisual artist and cultural manager active in Belo Horizonte since 1996. His main work is focused on two major festivals of the State of Minas Gerais, FAD – Festival of Digital Art and ******* *********M – Beats Per Minute. Both focus on the language of new trends in electronic music and video. Moreover, it has an active career as a music producer and audio in several papers released in Brazil and abroad.

Henrique Roscoe is a digital artist, musician and designer. Works in the audiovisual area since 2004 and has today 3 projects in the area of live audiovisual performance: hol ( ); VJ 1mpar ( ); and addd ( ).
Develops interactive installations, programming in Processing, vvvv and Max/Msp. Builds instruments and interactive interfaces using sensors and common day objects. Produces video-sceneries for bands and events in Brazil, Germany and USA. Is one of the curators and producers of FAD – digital art festival that happens in Belo Horizonte since 2007.

About Oi Futuro:

Oi Futuro’s mission is to democratize access to knowledge in order to accelerate and promote human development. The main focus of the actions of the Oi Institute is to promote a better future for the Brazilian youth, reducing social and geographical distances. The programs Oi Tonomundo, Oi Kabum! (art and technology school), NAVE And Oi Novos Brasis serve 600 000 children and youth, promoting digital inclusion and providing educational content for the training of teachers and educators. Oi Conecta, a program in partnership with the Federal Government, takes broadband internet to over 37 000 public schools, benefiting about 24 million students. In the cultural area, the Oi Futuro acts as manager of Oi Cultural Sponsorship Program, keeps two cultural centers in Rio de Janeiro (RJ) and one in Belo Horizonte (MG), and a Museum of Telecommunications in both cities. Oi Futuro supports also projects approved by the Law for the Encouragement of Sports. Oi was the first telecom company to invest in the socio-educational projects inserted in the new Law.

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