The fourth UpStage festival of cyberformance (live online performance)
will be held on 101010 (10 October 2010). The call is now open for
The 101010 Upstage Festival aims to create a participatory space for
collaboration, creation, and for the presentation of current
cyberformance. The festival provides a platform (and shares the
technichal expertise) to enable artists to experiment with the new
medium, and to have their work seen alongside performances by
internationally renowned practitioners - in a celebration of the
evolution and diversity of cyberformance practices.
To submit a proposal, email the following information to
* working title of your cyberformance and 3-4 sentences about it;
* names and locations of people involved;
* brief background/bios (not more than 300 words each);
* preferred time(s), in your local time, for presentation on 101010;
* contact email and postal address.
Performances can be on any theme or topic; the only rules are it must be
no longer than 20 minutes, and must be created and performed in UpStage
(for information about past festivals and performances, see the links at
*The deadline for proposals is 31 March 2010*; the preliminary selection
will be made by 30 April, with the public announcement of the selected
performances on 1 September 2010.
The festival will take place online in UpStage on 101010, with RL (’real
life’) access nodes at locations around the world. If you are interested
in hosting a RL access node, please contact us for further information
and technical requirements.
Participating artists will be listed and acknowledged on the UpStage web
site. We will endeavour to record all the performances and provide
participating artists with copies for documentation, however this is
dependent on volunteer resources (if you can help with this aspect of
the festival, please contact us).
UpStage is an open source venue for web-based performance and is
licensed under the Creative Commons and GPL. All copyright of artworks
remains with the artists; we encourage artists to use Creative Commons.
For information and documentation about previous festivals and
performances, visit http://www.upstage.org.nz
If you have any questions, please email info(a)upstage.org.nz. We look
forward to receiving your proposals!
Helen Varley Jamieson, Vicki Smith and Dan Untitled
helen varley jamieson: creative catalyst