Dominic Smith
Works in Newcastle upon Tyne United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

BIO
I manage The Pixel Palace. This is a new media programme based at the Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle upon Tyne UK. It extends the cinema’s mission by working with new media artists and curators to reflect upon cinema’s past and to engage new audiences in its expanded present and pervasive future.
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OPPORTUNITY

basic.fm - Reuse Aloud


Deadline:
Mon Nov 12, 2012 17:10

Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

On 01/03/2013 we will take over the radio. For one month we will broadcast across the airwaves. There is no agenda; there is no pre-defined outcome. This is an inclusive action initiated by Will Strong and Rosanna Skett, hosted on basic.fm. Reuse Aloud poses questions about originality in the digital age.

Since the boom of the Internet in the mid 1990’s, culture has been revolutionised by the ready availability of ideas and inspiration on a global scale instantly. While appropriation within the arts existed previously, open source culture has accelerated the attainment and re-distribution of material. Data can easily be obtained from the online cache, re-appropriated and re-dispersed as new. We are part of the remix generation.

“A remix is an alternative version of a recorded song, made from an original version. Sometimes this term is also used for alterations of media or recreation other than song. Remixing is the adoption, alteration, and recombination of pre-
existing cultural texts to create something new.”

Definition: ‘Remix’, Wikipedia


Chopped and changed, re-arranged and re-branded, collected and disseminated; the very essence of originality is being tested. Within this borderless exchange of data and ideas, artists choose to practice; gathering original sources and sowing the seed ‘remixed’. There is the potential to reach a wide audience quickly and work can be made cheaply or for free. Reuse Aloud questions; is work derived from a pre-existing, original source able to be unique on its own terms? Furthermore, when re-appropriating and publishing, can the titles ‘author’ and ‘owner’ apply?

Using the platform of basic.fm, Reuse Aloud is calling for work that considers and embodies these questions, they will then be built into a program for broadcast. The basis of this call for submissions is Creative Commons, and more specifically the CC BY licence, (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/) the license that gives anyone free reign to mix, manipulate, re-work and share any material that is branded with it as long as you attribute the original creator, along with the new work. We invite people to engage with this theme by using pre-existing, CC BY licensed sources as a starting point.

The transmission will be installed in the gallery setting, making the radio physical and the broadcast interactive. We will host opening and closing events, the latter being a live broadcast marathon. We are looking for resolved or existing work as well as proposals for new pieces. We welcome multi-disciplinary practice engaging these concerns, but crucially all submissions must generate an audio output.

basic.fm is a net radio broadcast project initiated by Pixel Palace. We are looking after it and nurturing it in the hope that one day it will grow up to be big and strong. basic.fm stands for Broadcast Art, Sound and Independent Culture. It is a slow growing project; each month we add new features and work. We will continue to commission new work for basic.fm that will sit in the background and play between timetabled & regular shows.

Submission Criteria

Submissions to Reuse Aloud can take the form of pre-existing work, a proposal for new work or proposition for a live program.

Length: There is no limit to the length of work submitted or proposed pieces.

Language: The main spoken language of Reuse Aloud will be English. We will however accept audio work in all languages.

Deadline: The deadline for submissions will be Monday 12th November 2012.

Artists will be notified via email regarding the outcome of their submitted or proposed work(s).
This is an unpaid opportunity but all selected contributions will be fully credited and linked appropriately to relevant websites and/or sources. This call is open to all, regardless of nationality, age, or career stage.

Submissions should be made via the basic.fm website: http://www.basic.fm/?page_id=1218


OPPORTUNITY

Call for Work on basic.fm


Deadline:
Mon Jun 11, 2012 17:00

Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Basic.fm is an online radio station that forms part of Pixel Palace, an exciting programme of digital arts and new media at Tyneside Cinema. Basic.fm (Broadcast Art, Sound & Independent Culture) is an online space that can be inhabited by artists, curators, thinkers and interesting people with something to share.

Since launching in November 2011, basic.fm has commissioned an exciting number of leading artists, including Mark Vernon, The Noize Choir, Ed Carter, Sarah Boothroyd and Vicki Bennett (People Like Us).

In August, Pixel Palace is exhibiting a new commission, Mariner 9 by Kelly Richardson – an epic video art installation at Whitley Bay’s historic Spanish City Dome this August. This exhibition will coincide with the landing of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory aka “Curiosity”, on the planet Mars.

In a 12 metre-long panoramic installation, the work is a human-scale version of Mars a century or two from now, and a battlefield of real and imagined spacecraft in the centre of a dust storm. Taking NASA’s own imagery and technical data of the Martian landscape, Kelly has created an uber-realistic red planet, minutely replicating its distinctive geology, weather patterns and soundscape.
For more on Mariner 9 visit: http://www.thepixelpalace.org/events/mariner9
What we are looking for

We are seeking participation from artists, curators, collectors and archivists on the themes surrounding Mariner 9 e.g. space, mars, the environment and sci-fi. Contributions will be scheduled to play on basic.fm from 1st August 2012. Submissions can include new or existing work, collections, archival material, sound art, spoken word, curated programmes and interviews.

The deadline for submissions is Monday 11th June 2012 at 5pm (GMT)

Artists will be notified via email regarding the outcome of their submitted or proposed work(s).

This is an unpaid opportunity but all selected contributions will be fully credited and linked appropriately to relevant websites and/or sources. This call is open to all, regardless of nationality, age, or career stage.

To submit, please visit: http://www.basic.fm/?page_id=136


OPPORTUNITY

Pixel Palace & The Factory: Artist in Residence 2012


Deadline:
Mon May 07, 2012 17:00

Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Tyneside Cinema is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Pixel Palace Artist in Residence programme 2012 in collaboration with The Factory.

The Factory is an informal drop in space for young people from 14 to 19 years old to make and learn about digital art, film and technology in their own time. The group meet every Monday from 5pm till 7pm at the Tyneside Cinema. With professional equipment and experts on hand, The Factory is a peer-led environment with the opportunity to learn about everything from film and animation to motion graphics and anything in between.

The residency offer is to artists of international calibre working in new technologies and moving image with a focus on participatory practice that compliments and informs the current Pixel Palace programme. The residency will be an active period of time for an artist to develop exploratory / inquiry based work in collaboration with The Factory group. It is integral that skills and knowledge between the artist and the young people are shared through the atelier process, accommodating varying stages of development and interests within the group.

In addition, the artist will also have access to a residency space which will be shared with other artists and is based in the social environment of the cinema, creating opportunities to produce live events and develop formal and informal discussions. Support is provided to develop new work via a well resourced studio, editing suite and access to high end AV equipment. Opportunities will be available to engage with the working cinema and its surroundings.

About Tyneside Cinema

Tyneside Cinema’s mission is to bring as many people as possible together in our venue to experience, enjoy and engage with the past, present and future of cinema.

About Pixel Palace

The Pixel Palace programme extends the cinema’s mission by working with new media artists and curators working in digital arts to not only reflect upon cinema’s past, but to engage new audiences in its expanded present and pervasive future.

Pixel Palace is delighted to be supported by Arts Council England through the National Portfolio funding programme.

The selected artist is offered:

- Studio space for 2 months at the Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle
- A development fee of £2800
- Travel expenses (one return journey from place of origin to Newcastle and back)
- 2 months accommodation
- Materials/production costs (negotiable)
- Access to the Tyneside cinemas resources including Sony V1s, an editing suite including Avid and Final Cut as well as a suite of standard AV software.

Start date: Monday 2 July 2012

End date: Friday 31 August 2012

Where: Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

How to apply:

- A brief (200 words maximum) description of your proposed work in collaboration with The Factory
- A link to 5 online examples of work in form of images, audio and/or video format demonstrating participatory practice and evidence of working with young people.
- CV

Please add the reference ‘AIRFactory’ to your application documents

Selection is based on the following criteria:

- The quality of the artist’s work
- Evidence of past engagement with artists at mixed stages of development
- The artistic merit of the proposed work
- The benefit to be gained by the artist
- The benefit to be gained by Pixel Palace
- Evidence of the ability to work independently

Submission deadline: Monday 7th May 2012, 5pm

Send to: info@thepixelpalace.org

Find out more about the Factory here: http://www.thepixelpalace.org/the-factory


OPPORTUNITY

Pixel Palace: Artist in Residence 2012


Deadline:
Mon May 07, 2012 17:00

Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Tyneside Cinema is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Pixel Palace Artist in Residence programme 2012

The residency offer is to artists of international calibre working in new technologies and moving image. Support is provided to develop new work via a well resourced studio, editing suite and access to high end AV equipment. Opportunities will be available to engage with the working cinema and its surroundings. The selected artist will also exchange skills and knowledge with artists and young people (including Tyneside Cinema’s Factory group) with varying stages of development through participation in the atelier process.

The residency will be an active period of time for an artist to develop exploratory/inquiry based work that compliments and informs the current Pixel Palace programme. The residency space will be shared with other artists and is based in the social environment of the cinema, creating opportunities to produce live events and develop formal and informal discussions.

About Tyneside Cinema

Tyneside Cinema’s mission is to bring as many people as possible together in our venue to experience, enjoy and engage with the past, present and future of cinema.

About Pixel Palace

The Pixel Palace programme extends the cinema’s mission by working with new media artists and curators working in digital arts to not only reflect upon cinema’s past, but to engage new audiences in its expanded present and pervasive future.

Pixel Palace is delighted to be supported by Arts Council England through the National Portfolio funding programme.

The selected artist is offered:

- Studio space for 2 months at the Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle
- A development fee of £2800
- Travel expenses (one return journey from place of origin to Newcastle and back
- 2 months accommodation
- Material/production costs (negotiable)
- Access to the Tyneside cinemas resources including Sony V1s, an editing suite including Avid and Final Cut as well as a suite of standard AV software.

Start date: Monday 2 July 2012

End date: Friday 31 August 2012

Where: Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

How to apply:

- A brief (200 words maximum) description of your proposed work
- A link to 5 online examples of work in form of images, audio and/or video format
- CV

Please add the reference ‘AIR2012’ to your application documents

Selection is based on the following criteria:

- The quality of the artist’s work
- Evidence of past engagement with artists at mixed stages of development
- The artistic merit of the proposed work
- The benefit to be gained by the artist
- The benefit to be gained by Pixel Palace
- Evidence of the ability to work independently

Submission deadline: Monday 7th May 2012, 5pm

Send to: info@thepixelpalace.org


OPPORTUNITY

Broadcast Art, Sound & Independent Culture


Deadline:
Mon Feb 20, 2012 17:15

Location:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

basic.fm is a new radio station that forms part of Pixel Palace, an exciting programme of digital arts and new media at Tyneside Cinema. It hosts Broadcast Art, Sound & Independent Culture, aspiring to be a space that can be inhabited by artists, curators, thinkers and interesting people with something to share and will be gradually be populated with work, projects, shows and archived events.

Since launching in November 2011, basic.fm has commissioned an exciting number of leading artists, including Mark Vernon, The Noize Choir, Ed Carter, Sarah Boothroyd and People Like Us.

Call for Participation
Pixel Palace are seeking new or existing works to host on basic.fm. Selected works will form part of a series of curated programmes (one-off and regular shows) that will appear on basic.fm from April 2012. Work can include sound art, spoken word, field recordings and artist interviews within the context of Broadcast Art, Sound & Independent Culture.

This is an unpaid opportunity but all selected contributions will be fully credited and linked appropriately to relevant websites and/ or sources. This call is open to all artists, musicians, field recordists and sonic artists regardless of nationality, age, or career stage.

Submissions must include:
• Title and description of new or existing work(s) for basic.fm (100 words maximum)
• Examples of past work (please provide links to work as large email large media files cannot be accepted)
• CV and contact information

About Pixel Palace
Pixel Palace is the exciting programme of digital arts and new media at Tyneside Cinema. This programme takes the form of arts residencies, commissions, live events and exhibitions. We experiment with new ways of sharing creative work, ideas and stories as we move towards the future of cinema.

Tyneside Cinema’s mission is to bring together people to experience, enjoy and engage with the past, present and future of cinema. Pixel Palace aims to extend and deliver this mission by working with new media artists and curators embracing digital arts, not only to reflect upon the cinema’s past, but to engage new audiences in its expanded present and pervasive future.
Jean Luc Goddard’s classic film “Alphaville” provides a creative starting point for Pixel Palace to explore the influence technology has upon us, shaping our behaviour and understanding of the world.

As Godard predicted, life is indeed shaped by computers. In Alphaville, in our world today, the cinema is everywhere, in the flick of a cigarette lighter, in the glow of a light bulb… it is in the way we perceive our world, in the way we speak, in the way we dream. We have no need of entering a movie theatre to experience cinema; life itself is just like a movie.

Kelly Brougher (2008). ‘The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality, and the Moving image’
Pixel Palace aims to work with artists to investigate the way in which the cinema reflects life but also the way in which technology has an “Alphaville” effect.

How to apply
Please email submissions to Dominic Smith, Digital Arts Manager at the Tyneside Cinema: info@thepixelpalace.org with the subject heading: basic.fm
The deadline for submissions is Monday 20 February 2012 at 5pm.
Artists will be notified via email regarding the outcome of their submitted work(s).