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6TH ASIA-EUROPE ART CAMP:
Ludic Times | The Art of Gaming
22 29 July 2008
The Asia-Europe Art Camp project is an initiative set up by Asia-Europe
Foundation (ASEF) in 2003 focusing on New Media Art. The project aims at
developing a platform to promote dialogue between art students from Asia and
Europe, to learn more about each other¹s contexts, cultures and be inspired
during a week of lectures, workshops and public events. Focusing more on the
creative process than on the ³artistic product², the Art Camp has been
designed as a learning experience and an opportunity for professional
Built upon the achievements of the previous five Art Camps, the 6th Art Camp
will gather 20 young artists or students, usually in their final year of
study, from ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting) countries for an intensive week of
workshops, lectures and meetings as well as artistic and collaborative work.
A team of Asia-Europe artistic advisors and resource persons specialised in
art and technology will lead and facilitate the workshops during the Art
On the sidelines of the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA)
2008 and the Asia-Europe New Media Arts Policy and Practice Meeting, the 6th
Asia-Europe Art Camp to be held in Singapore is conceptualised around the
theme of gaming and will focus on the nature of our contemporary ludic
culture while taking into account psychology of gaming and theories of
gaming (as tools for social development and awareness, real-life situation
simulations, artificial and augmented realities, serious games for education
and games as an art form). Electronic, internet-based and pervasive games
and their roles in urban society will be discussed as well as the
possibilities for Asia-Europe game development collaborations and
· To give participants the opportunity of an international, cultural and
artistic learning experience and professional development by meeting up with
renowned game art experts from Asia and Europe.
· To provide participants with a genuine exposure on the development of new
media arts in Asia and Europe especially by giving unique opportunities to
participate actively in the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA)
2008 and the Asia-Europe New Media Arts Policy and Practice Meeting.
· To encourage and support any promising collaboration between participants
prior and after the Art Camp.
Activities & Process
An online platform will be activated a month before the Art Camp to allow
the selected participants to initiate communication with one other before
they meet physically.
Lectures | Workshop | Project work
A team of experts including animators, software developers, artists and
researchers will present various presentations served to explore certain
core concepts and principles of the Art Camp. During the workshops,
facilitators from Asia and Europe will introduce various new media tools
such as Machinima, Unreal tournament (UT) engine, etc. These workshops will
enable the participants to work in groups, present ideas and discuss
The student participants will conclude the Art Camp with a presentation of
their Works-in-progress created during the workshop which will be screened
and showcased to the public during the ISEA meeting.
The students will also be given the opportunity to participate in the
acclaimed ISEA 2008 during the Art Camp as well as to contribute their
thoughts and recommendations in the New Media Arts Policy and Practice
Meeting, both of which will be held alongside the Art Camp.
Who can apply ?
Final year students (university level, below Master) from relevant schools
(mixed/new/inter-media departments preferably) with the following criteria:
* Nationality of an ASEM member country (Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria,
Cambodia, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France,
Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Laos,
Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Malta, Mongolia, Myanmar, The
Netherlands, Pakistan, The Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania,
Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United
Kingdom and Vietnam).
* Preferably between 20 and 28 years of age;
* Have a keen interest in exchanging thoughts and visions with other artists
from other countries and backgrounds in new media arts;
* Possess an interest in collaborative work & cross-cultural exchanges.
Prior relevant experiences and/or projects as well as participation and
interest in local and international artists¹ networks are an asset.
* Have an interest in participating in a one-month online collaboration
prior to the Art Camp to regularly engage in an exchange with the other
selected participants and assigned team.
* Possess a good ability to communicate in English, which is the working
language of the Art Camp.
Terms & conditions
* The selected participants may be subsidized to help defray the costs of
the travel to Singapore;
* Accommodation (twin sharing) for the duration of the Art Camp will be
covered by the organizers;
* Each selected participant will complete and sign a registration form with
ASEF within the week following the announcement of his/her selection.
Failure to do so will invalidate the selection.
* Participation by the selected participants in the on-line collaboration
one month prior to the Art Camp is required.
1. A duly completed Application Form.
2. Your Curriculum Vitae (no longer than 2 pages) detailing your artistic
experience related to Art Camp project concept, short biography (5-6 lines
max) and informal picture.
3. A Letter of Motivation (no longer than 2 pages) stating:
a. What do you want to achieve through this Art Camp?
b. Your interest in cross-cultural and collaborative projects.
c. Past experiences that are relevant for this project.
d. Future projects you would like to explore after/through this Art Camp in
relation with Asia and Europe.
e. Why do you think the Art Camp is appropriate for you?
f. What can you contribute to the Art Camp?
4. Samples of your work (with concept description) in any following formats
based on your background and interest: CD-ROM DVD (for video/performance
works and/or game demo, in 3 copies, format playable with Quicktime or
Window Media Player), digital photography works (the size should not exceed
150dpi) and/or web links to access your profile and work.
5. A recommendation letter from your Faculty/School is required.
Deadline: 28 May 2008
Please submit your application and all requirements by e-mail preferably
(CD/DVD material should be sent by post):
Cultural Exchange Department - Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)
31, Heng Mui Keng Terrace - Singapore 119595
Tel: +65 6874 9741 - Fax: +65 6872 1207 - azizah.fauziah(a)asef.org
The 6th Asia-Europe Art Camp is organised by the Asia-Europe Foundation in
partnership with the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) 2008.
· Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) seeks to promote better mutual understanding
and closer cooperation between the people of Asia and Europe through greater
intellectual, cultural, and people-to-people exchanges. These exchanges
include conferences, lecture tours, workshops, seminars and the use of
web-based platforms. Established in February 1997 by the partners of the
Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), ASEF works in partnership with other public
institutions and civil society actors to ensure its work is broad-based and
balanced among the partner countries. http://www.asef.org
The Cultural Exchange Department (CE) of ASEF seeks to provide young artists
and cultural professionals with a unique environment for dialogue that can
evolve into positive artistic interventions, dynamic cultural networks and
cultural policy development in and between Asia and Europe. CE¹s areas of
co-operation are young artists¹ exchange (new media, photography, dance and
music), process oriented platforms and networks (museums, independent cinema
and autonomous cultural centres), dialogue on policy and culture, and a
vision for an Asia-Europe Cultural Portal (Culture360).
· International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), initiated in 1988, is
the world¹s premier media arts event for the critical discussion and
showcase of creative productions applying new technologies in interactive
and digital media. Held biannually in various cities throughout the world,
this migratory event is being held in Asia for the second time in its
history, after Singapore successfully secured this bid.
ISEA 2008 will consist of an internationally juried media art exhibition, a
peer reviewed academic conference and various invited exhibitions, workshops
and partner events. Hosting ISEA 2008 represents both an incredible
opportunity for Singapore team to define, shape and affect media and
cultural developments in Singapore, as well as in the Asian region and
beyond. It seeks to include as many culturally diverse perspectives from the
Asian region to encourage cross-cultural dialogues on the possibilities and
opportunities of media technologies globally. www.isea2008.org
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