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call for submissions net_sight 2006

By Rhizome

mur.at NetWorkArt Contest „net_sight“ 2006


Since 1998 mur.at has been working on a virtual NetSculpture which is constantly growing and branching out. This widely ramified Net – the leased line net – offers a democratic and unbureaucratic access to new communication and information technologies to people engaged in the artistic and cultural sector in the area of Graz apart from e-business and e-commerce. The NetNodeSculpture includes an infrastructure which allows continuous work of art organisations and people engaged in the cultural sector.

In order to be able to experience the virtual space in real public space, mur.at initiates a contest for making this virtual sculpture - which is spread over Graz like a network - visible for all.

Target of the contest

For the promotion of NetArt and NetCulture mur.at offers the possibility to deal with the community in an artistic way and to implement the winning project.
The virtual sculpture will be transferred to a tangible space in order to be visible also as real locality. Therewith the virtual sculpture becomes a sculpture that can be conceived with all senses in the public space of Graz. The sculpture shall be developed and implemented in various media.

Desired form of submitted projects

desired are...

..artistic projects, which refer and use the contents and infrastructure of mur.at, the nodes and/or the mur.at-community.

..artistic projects which excel at using unconventional ideas of „Visualization“.

..unrealised projects from the various areas of art; projects which deal with the subject of a NetSculpture. This can be projected in form of media- and space- installations, sound projects, memorial tablets, photo or video projects, as long as it appears meaningful with regard to the subject.
The expression „Visualization“ shall be considered a metaphor and the type of realisation shall not be limited to a specific medium.

Prize money / Implementation

First prize
The project which is ranked first by the jury will be implemented from December 2006 to end of May 2007. The budget for the implementation (incl. remuneration) is € 10.000,-.
The project will be showcased during a ceremony.

Appreciation prize
The most innovative, but not realizable project will be awarded with an appreciation prize amounting to € 300,-.

During an exposition opening on December 1, 2006, the 10 best projects will be presented to the public. The budget for the presentation of the concepts is
€ 200,- each, whereas the form of presentation (choice of media, etc.) is up to the presenters.

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