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

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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Commission opportunity for Sonic Artists

Mon Oct 10, 2011 09:00

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Broadcast Art, Sound & Independent Culture)

Full information is available here:

Pixel Palace is currently developing a new radio station that will host Broadcast Art, Sound & Independent Culture as a series of monthly audio streams. aspires 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.
Call for new commissions

Pixel Palace is commissioning four new audio works for Each work will be hosted for a month on continuous play and the first commission will go live in November.

We are seeking artists who use sound as a medium in unexpected,
exciting and innovative ways. This may include work that may act in a
similar way to hold music or radio and television test signals.

There is a one-off artist fee of £250 for each commissioned piece.

This call is open to all artists, musicians, field recordists and sonic artists regardless of nationality, age, or career stage.

Commission proposals must include:
- Title and description of proposed audio work for (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

How to apply

Please email commission proposals to Dominic Smith, Digital Media Projects Manager at the Tyneside Cinema:


The deadline for commission proposals is 10 October 2011 at 5pm. Artists will be notified via email regarding the result of their proposal.


Pixel Palace – Residency

Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:00

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

Pixel Palace – Residency
The Tyneside Cinema is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for an artist in residence as part of our Pixel Palace programme 2011.
The residency offer is for contemporary 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. There will also be opportunities to engage with the working cinema and its surroundings.
The selected artist will also exchange skills and knowledge with artists and young people at varying stages of development including our Factory group through participation in the atelier process.

This 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 another artist in residence and is based in the social environment of the cinema, creating opportunities to produce live events and develop formal and informal discussions.
The Tyneside Cinema and Pixel Palace
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.
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.
About the Programme
Jean Luc Goddard’s classic film “Alphaville” provides a vibrant starting
point for the Pixel Palace to explore the influence technology has upon
us, shaping our behaviour and understanding of the world. As curator
Kerry Brougher describes it in the cinema effect, “there is a confusion of reality and illusion in the modern world.” He goes on to say:

“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
This programme will involve working with artists to investigate the way in which the cinema reflects life but also the way in which technology has an “Alphaville effect”.
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.
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
Starting 1st October 2011, lasting eight weeks.
Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
How to apply:
·         A brief (no more than 200 words) description of your proposed work
·         A link to 5 online examples of work in form of images, audio and/or video format
·         Your CV
Submission Deadline:
Tuesday 30th August 2011
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