Rhizome's 2009 Commissions Cycle Now Open!

Rhizome, as a leading organization in the field of contemporary art and technology, will continue to forge new ground with our 2009 Commissions cycle. This year, Rhizome will expand our scope beyond a strict focus on Internet-based art to encompass the broad range of practices that fall under new media art. This includes projects that creatively engage new and networked technologies, as well as works that reflect on the impact of these tools and media in a variety of forms. With this expanded format, commissioned works can take the final form of online works, performance, video, installation or sound art. Projects can be made for the context of the gallery, the public, the web or networked devices. Seven new art works will be selected, and awards range from $3000-$5000. The deadline for proposals is midnight on Monday, March 31, 2008. Rhizome members are eligible to survey the entries and participate in our community vote, which will determine two of the seven commissions. The first phase of voting begins on April 1.

Image: Aaron Meyers and Corey Jackson, Torrent Raiders, 2007 (Rhizome 2007 Commission)