DIGITAL ART LIVE | CALL OUT
Digital and Interactive Art Exhibition Opportunity | Call Out for
CoLab (AUT University’s creative technologies research centre) and THE
EDGE (Auckland’s centre for national and international performing arts
and entertainment) are working collaboratively to present Digital Art
Live, an exciting new initiative to showcase digital and interactive
visual art in an interactive space. The interactive space is located in
the Owens Foyer on Level 2 of the Aotea Centre in Auckland, New Zealand.
The Interactive Programme Committee is calling for applications from
creative practitioners and artists interested in presenting interactive
works in this space.
We invite artists to take this opportunity to create work that supports
engagement with a public audience through technological experience. We
are especially interested in work that is responsive to the audience’s
gestural input thus encouraging interaction between the user, the
physical space and the onscreen content. However we are also open to
considering work that is supported by text input, audio, real time and
social networking technologies. We embrace artists or collectives who
are producing high end professional works.
We encourage that artists to visit our space, familiarise themselves
with our emerging exhibition program and better understand the mission
of the project before submitting a proposal. Strong proposals will be
clear & concise and will present innovative and engaging ideas.
About Digital Art Live
Digital Art Live consists of 12x46 inch Samsung thin flat screens
organised into a large composite 4x3m / 16x9ft format. The basic set up
includes an HD camera that is used to detect movement. Shockwave Flash
Movie is the currently the most widely used format, although other
formats will be considered (more technical information available on
CoLab is a creative technology centre focused on innovation and
creativity through new technologies. We facilitate and promote
interdisciplinary research, development and collaboration between
education, creative and commercial industries.
About THE EDGE
THE EDGE is the New Zealand's leading performing arts centre focussed
on delivering experiences to engage, delight, inspire, educate and
The key objectives of this call out
- To support the development of innovative projects that encourage
engagement, capability and confidence with new technologies
- To facilitate creative and professional development opportunities for
- To bring the world of creative technology into the public domain
- To provide opportunities to extend and further develop innovative
interactive works into The Edge environment.
Call out terms and conditions
- The call out is available to artists with experience in digital and
- The successful projects will be exhibited at Digital Art Live at THE
EDGE for at least one month and up to eight weeks, dependant on
- The successful applicants will work closely with CoLab and the
Digital Art Live Programme developer to realise their work.
- The successful projects will receive a NZ$ 700 artist fee.
- The rights to the finished work will remain with the artist and the
work will be able to be exhibited or screened publicly after the
one-month THE EDGE screening period has elapsed.
- The successful projects will be documented in an on-line archive on
CoLab and THE EDGE websites.
- The successful applicants will have to respect and work within the
technical capabilities of the set-up (technical manual available on
- The successful applicants will be able to negotiate access to the
Interactive Suite in CoLab and its equipment (technical manual available
- The successful applicants will normally be expected to use his or her
own computer and programmes.
- Technical support in relation to the installation of the work will be
supplied by VU, Iion and THE EDGE. All testing and services will be
arranged through the Digital Art Live Programme Developer. Successful
applicants will be responsible for all other costs associated with the
call out including technical development.
- The successful applicants must be available to realise the proposed
work before 31 December 2011 which is the end of the pilot project phase
about developing the programme we are currently conducting. It is
envisaged that a second call for projects for 2012 will be made later
How to apply?
Please submit the following in your application:
- a completed project submission form (download from:
- a short artistic statement describing the concept for the exhibition.
This should be 2-3 paragraphs and no more than one page
- support material ( no more than two of the following):
o Up to five images in digital format (jpg)
o Up to five A4 pages of text or other printed material
o Up to five minutes of video material (mov)
o Up to five minutes of audio material (aif or wav)
o Up to five minutes of interactive material
o Up to five URLs
- Your summary resume (no more than one page) of you as an
Please ensure that:
- the application is emailed as a PDF document.
- your name appears on all pages of the application.
- all support material is clearly labelled
Please email your application and support material to:
Selection criteria include:
- the participants experience and track record
- the quality of the proposed idea
- its relevance to THE EDGE or/and CoLab/AUT University or/and Auckland
- its feasibility
A selection panel will be comprised of the Director of CoLab, one
Producer and Public Programmes Director from THE EDGE, the Digital Art
Live Programme Developer, and a Technical Developer from Vu.
All applications must be received by 5pm, (New Zealand CST), Friday 15
Applicants will be notified in writing by email of the outcome of their
application by Monday 15 August 2011.
For further information or to discuss your application, please contact
Nolwenn Hugain-Lacire, the Digital Art Live Programme Developer: