The 404th Wall
What brings us closer potentially tears us apart. This is the underlying theme of The 404-th Wall, an experimental springboard of new platforms for participatory and new media practices. Hosted by The NewBridge Project and spearheaded by artists Alexia Mellor, Anthony Schrag and Dominic Smith, The 404-th Wall is a satellite project of the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), taking place in Dubai, 30 October-8 November, 2014. Referencing both Denis Diderot’s term “breaking the fourth wall” in which the boundary between audience and performer is removed, and the dreaded 404 Internet Error Code, The 404-th Wall presents a series of daily live-streamed events between Newcastle and Dubai, and new media interventions in the NewBridge Project Space exploring the connections and tensions created by our ubiquitous screen-based experiences. From Google Hangout Tea Parties, to commissioned new media pieces made visible only when the Internet connection drops, The 404-th Wall investigates our changing modes of communication as our interdependence with our screens increases.
**What we want:
We are commissioning a number of 404 error pages from artists. This is an open call for more pages. Proposed work can be embedded video, animation, interactive, prose, sound, etc. Anything we can embed in the error page. It’s a small commission and what we are really looking for is a playful, inventive take on the usual 404 page.
What we are offering:
The successful applicant will receive a £200 stipend
The work will be shown both online and in the gallery from 30th October – 8th November whenever things break (that’s what it’s for!) it will remain in use online as one of the website’s 404 pages.
**How to apply:
Please visit http://www.404th.com/commission-opportunity/ and use the submission form to apply. Please note, due to time restrictions we can only reply to the successful applicant.
• Deadline for Submissions 5pm GMT 10th September
• Deadline for delivery of work 1st October
• Successful applicants will be informed by 15th September 5pm.
12 NewBridge Street West
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 8AW
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland