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OPPORTUNITY

3331 Artist & Curator Residence Program - TOKYO


Deadline:
Fri Nov 19, 2010 00:00

Location:
Japan

3331 Arts Chiyoda offers a unique approach to creative practice, providing over 4 floors of exhibition space, workshop facilities, meeting rooms, office space for arts organizations, independent galleries, café, lounge, roof top allotments and sports amenities. It is a unique model which invites people of all generations, backgrounds and interests to participate in its open approach to fine art, fashion, design, music, alternative media etc., with various programs which encompass people with disabilities, children, local residents, students, experts and those with a curiosity for the arts. It is designed not only as an arts hub for Tokyo and Japan but as an international centre where creative practitioners from all over the world can come together. We opened our doors in March of this year and on 26th June we celebrated our grand opening, with a full range of facilities fully in service. www.3331.jp

3331 Arts Chiyoda has recently launched a new residency program open to artists, curators and creative practitioners internationally. This includes not only the visual arts but also practitioners in design, architecture, dance and music etc. With a full range of facilities including accommodation, studio and gallery, creative practitioners have the exceptional opportunity to extend their artistic engagement in the heart of Tokyo. Not only will artists be able to pursue their own individual research and practice, but they will be connected to the extensive network of Tokyo's art scene through the hub that is 3331. With the energy of the electronics and anime haven of Akihabara right at one's doorstep and the traditional cultures of downtown but a stone's throw away artists will be able to experience all aspects of this kaleidoscopic city from this convenient base. Artists are not only able to spend time in Tokyo, but are able to create work onsite and then finally exhibit what they have developed during their stay, in the distinct setting of 3331 Arts Chiyoda. We are pleased to be able to offer these facilities to artists who can contribute to the diverse creative expressions of this cosmopolitan metropolis and engage its inhabitants in new ways.

Residence Program Costs
1 month accommodation + Studio
280,000yen

How to Apply
We are now calling for applications for residence program.
In order to apply for this program please download the application form from the website www.3331.jp/news/en/residency/ and send it with the relevant supporting material (outlined in this form) to info@en.3331.jp

There are two deadlines for applications.
For those wishing to use the residency facilities between November 2010-January 2011 please apply by 30th August 2010. (Possibility of extension of this deadline if the artist contacts us before this date)
For those wishing to use the residency facilities between February-June 2011 please apply by 19th November 2010.

If you have any queries please contact Emma Ota at info@en.3331.jp +81(0)3-6803-2441
Please check the website for full details www.3331.jp/news/en/residency/


EVENT

Dislocate 08 Art Technology Locality


Dates:
Sat Aug 30, 2008 00:00 - Sun Aug 10, 2008

Location:
Japan

Dislocate08 Art, Technology, Locality href="http://www.dis-locate.net ">www.dis-locate.net
Yokohama, Japan
30th August - 21st September

We are pleased to announce the details of this year’s Dislocate event.

Dislocate is an ongoing project examining the relationship between art, technology and locality. Exploring the impact of new media upon our experience and expression of place, Dislocate08 examines the creative potential of the technologies which surround us to heighten our awareness of our locality, transforming our encounter with our direct environment and the manner in which we attempt to communicate this to elsewhere.

Over 40 artists from Asia, Europe and America will be brought together over a three week period between 30th August - 21st September in Yokohama, Japan to join in a series of exhibitions, workshops, live events, artist talks and symposia. Through these events we aim to join in a collaborative exercise in which we reconsider the urban space around us and question our place as well as the place of new media. Dislocate will offer a platform for critical debate, challenging preconceptions in an event which aims to bring together a network in the consideration of the social and cultural concerns of new media and encourage public engagements and research in the field.

Exhibition
This year Dislocate will be examining our movement through place/s - investigating how a technologically induced momentum through our surroundings (and the various multiple places which this implies), how this impacts upon our perspective of where we are. Audiences will be led on Trails through the city in which Journey itself the destination - utilizing public transport, cycling, walking - and will in effect be making an expedition into the condition and context of that particular environment which may be enhanced or obstructed by the application of new media practices. A key feature of the festival is its mobility, not just constrained to one gallery space, many of the works request the viewer to take routes through the urban landscape, using public transport, bicycle or by foot.

Symposium
Under the title of ‘Constructing Place’ Dislocate’s symposium will bring together artists, designers, architects, urban planners in the exploration of our conceptualization of space and the impact of emerging technologies upon our relationship with our surroundings. In a debate upon the components which formulate place and the shift in definitions which these are undergoing we will explore the terms under which we realize location and how technology can further ‘locate’ us.

Workshops
Yokohama is famous as a port of exchange, a gateway for international relations, a historical site of both commercial and cultural trade. With its various inlets and outlets, Yokohama is a buzzing network of transactions and communications. But with our rapid movement through fluctuating lines how can we take account of each footstep? Utilizing these networks, trains, subway, roads, alleys in a scrutinization of the moving city, workshops will set out an expedition in which we reflect upon our roaming through urban space and the fleeting exchanges which occur here.

Artists include: Blast Theory, Drew Hemment, Hirakawa Norimichi, Venzha Christ, Hamilton, Southern & St Amand, Shikata Yukiko, Maebayashi Akitsugu, Terrie Cheung & Brian Kwok, Disinformation, Zhenchen Liu and many many more

Schedule
30th August - 7th September Souzoukukan9001 www.9001.tv
6th September - 21st September ZAIM www.za-im.jp
30th August Opening event 9001
31st August Artist Talk 9001
6th 7th 13th 14th 15th September Artist Talk/workshops ZAIM
18th September Proboscis workshop ZAIM
19th September Yokohama Tour start at ZAIM
20th 21st September Symposium ZAIM
21st September Closing Event ZAIM

Dislocate is supported by Sasakawa Foundation, The British Council, Arts Council England and Musashino Art University

Please find further information at this link http://dis-locate.net/dislocate08press1.pdf
If you would like more information please do not hesitate to contact us info@dis-locate.net

Yours sincerely
Emma Ota

太田エマ
www.dis-locate.net
Dislocate
Ginza Art Lab
104-0016 Tokyo
Chuo-ku Ginza 7-3-6
Yogashi West 2F
Japan


OPPORTUNITY

Dislocate 08 - art, technology, locality - Japan


Deadline:
Mon Apr 14, 2008 00:00

Location:
Japan

Dislocate 08
International Festival for Art, Technology and Locality

September 2008 Tokyo/Yokohama, Japan
Call for Submissions
Deadline: 14th April
www.dis-locate.net

Dislocate questions our notions of place and location in the face of perpetual motion through multifaceted environments. The velocity of this passage is accelerated through new technologies, but as a result how does this impact upon our encounter with place and our attempt to communicate this to elsewhere? Through an exhibition, symposium and workshop series Dislocate will examine this encounter and communication, taking a journey through surrounding spaces and exploring our transient connections.

Propelled through so many spaces with such momentum, mobility brings freedoms but also responsibilities. While in this state of passage how do we decide which spaces to engage with and what is our dialogue with them?

Considering the locations we constantly carry with us, the interaction between the internal/external, virtual/physical, real/imaginary, our locatedness is multiple, fragmentary and in constant flux. Nomadic in structure the festival will focus upon our kinetic force through these various intersecting sites. Employing transitions by foot, bike and public transportation Dislocate will form an expedition into the diverse routes of the city and its hidden spaces, while questioning our relation to the ground beneath our feet.

In this state of transit does our mode of transport isolate us from that which we travel through? Is there a destination? And how do we know when we have arrived?

Exhibition
Entering the current of the city, conducted through its circuits, in a constant state of disturbance, is it possible to configure with our environment? When shuttled at such velocities can we find any point of anchor? Roaming these streaming channels what do we transmit and what do we receive?
What makes up our experience and expression of place? How do we scan, read and send the information before us?
These will be particular areas of discussion which the Dislocate exhibition will contribute to. There will be an opportunity for work to be presented in selected exhibition spaces while connecting these sites with external sites. However the main strategy of the exhibition is to present itinerant works which investigate the surrounding environment, taking the viewer on a journey through the city, allowing a new experience of these immediate spaces and communicating this with other locations.

Required submission materials:
Project Outline
Technical Requirements
Examples of work (images/moving image/diagrams)

Symposium
Dislocate will hold an International symposium in the examination of art, technology and locality. The focus of these discussions will be upon 「Constructing Place」
In our rapid trajectories, what is it that we are moving through? How do we locate ourselves? How do we position ourselves in relation to our surroundings?

With reference to the impact of new media, we will examine how we formulate our notions of place and how we are tied to that which we inhabit. Does new technology strengthen our awareness of our surroundings or does it threaten this? In this discourse the potential of technologies to release us from location, overcome our coordinates, will be debated, questioning whether place is really something which can be run from. It may be suggested that location can not be escaped but nor is it a single point which we are confined within. Place is something we can not separate ourselves from and while technology may be a medium for experience, it is also the material of place itself.

The symposium presentations will be encouraged to take a workshop/discussion format and speakers will be led to consider alternative locations specific to their presentations, which may also take the format of excursions through the city.

Required submission materials:
1 page outline
CV
Supporting material

Workshop
Exploring the pathways of Yokohama
Yokohama is famous as a port of exchange, a gateway for international relations, a historical site of both commercial and cultural trade. With its various inlets and outlets,
Yokohama is a buzzing network of transactions and communications. But with our rapid movement through fluctuating lines how can we take account of each footstep? Utilizing these networks, trains, subway, roads, alleys in a scrutinization of the moving city, workshops will set out an expedition in which we reflect upon our roaming through urban space and the fleeting exchanges which occur here.

Required submission materials:
Workshop session Plan
Facility Requirements
CV

Deadline: 14th April

How to submit

Material will not be returned

If you are interested to participate in any of the above events please send proposals to:

Dislocate
Ginza Art Lab
Yogashi West 2F
7-3-6 Ginza Chuo-ku Tokyo 104 0016 
Japan

Please state clearly in your application -

Name:
Address:
Phone Number:
Email address:
Website:
Project Title:
Outline of Project:
Technical Requirements:

*moving image works should be sent in mini DV format or avi data format

Application by email is also possible please limit any attachments to a total of 5MB
Please email to info"at"dis-locate.net

If you require any further information please contact Emma Ota at info"atdis-locate.net


EVENT

Dislocate 07 Art, Technology, Locality - Tokyo & Yokohama


Dates:
Tue Jul 24, 2007 00:00 - Fri Jun 29, 2007

Dislocate 07

ART, TECHNOLOGY, LOCALITY
Exhibition, Symposium and Workshop series

24th July - 5th August
Tokyo and Yokohama
Ginza Art Laboratory (Wednesday - Sunday 3-8pm)
Koiwa Project Space (Tuesday - Sunday 2-7pm)
ZAIM 28th & 29th July 11am-4pm Symposium and Workshops
Opening Event Koiwa Project Space 24th July 7pm
Performance Event ZAIM 29th July 6pm

All Events are Free

The city is no longer built of concrete, a static posture no longer endures.
Our surroundings have become a malleable space which can be warped, spliced and expanded at will. We no longer stand in one place alone, a mass convergence of coordinates is taking place beneath our feet.

As we traverse these points of perpetual motion we are enclosed by structures of elsewhere, met with the sliding walls of other places which lead us through a never ending maze.
Shrouded in alternative layers of space, we escape to another confinement through the mesh of new media.

As our presence is extended by the veins of technology our sense of space is transformed, our nervous system stems through endless reaches of universal skin.
Our eyes see through a thousand windows, each with a different view, a collision of a multitude of global sounds meets our ears, our fingers pass beyond tiers of materiality.

But can we see what is before us? Are we listening to the resonance of our surroundings? Can we feel the texture of this place?

Engaged in distant or imaginary space, we flick through the channels with our remote control and choose when to plug in when to switch off. But as we are absorbed by these electronic pulses are we disappearing from the here and now?

Personal technologies offer a kaleidoscopic sensation of a multi-layered existence, but perhaps may also provide a microscope by which to examine the place which we are in at this moment.

Dislocate 07 - Festival for Art, Technology and Locality

Dislocate brings together a group of over 30 international artists in an exhibition, symposium and workshop series in Tokyo and Yokohama. Considering the spacial and social dislocation which can occur through technology, these artists are investigating how new media can be rooted in its specific location and form a meaningful relationship between ourselves and our surroundings.

Dislocate aims to explore the potential new media has to increase our awareness of our environment, enhance participation in our locality and community and transform our perceptions of the space we inhabit.

This project presents cutting edge approaches to new technology art but with a view to seeing beyond the technology itself, examining what lies past the screen.

Dislocate prompts us to reconsider the alternative uses of the personal technologies which surround us, not merely offering an escape route from our current situation but also a tool to actually confront this very location.

With an endless array of spaces available to us, we can select our contexts of participation like the channels of a television. We may be highly active in an online space, engrossed in our constructed personal space, but by choice or otherwise we may distance ourselves from our immediate surroundings. We are presented with the freedom of ‘unlimited’ possibilities and yet are we making these decisions consciously or are they occurring without thought?

Dislocate considers the very integration of new media with the environment and this might be utilized to consciously reconnect with our location, seeking to explore, question and debate how can technology be used to heighten our engagement with our surroundings instead of isolating us from our immediate space.
When numerous places converge in one site, how do we navigate such space? How does our interaction within a given space formulate identity and how can this be communicated effectively to elsewhere?

These are some of the questions which will be raised through the Dislocate events.

Exhibition
Ginza Art Laboratory
Yogashi West 2F 7-3-6 Ginza Chuo-ku Tokyo 104 0061 
Koiwa Project Space 7-2-7 Minami-Koiwa Edogawa-ku Tokyo 133-0056
Taking place over two sites, of contrasting locality, this exhibition aims to present a particular relationship to its surroundings, revealing new perspectives of our immediate space, engaging with and investigating this site while also fusing with spaces beyond.

Works include a city wide game in which teams play against each other with their mobile phones, an exploration of the streets led by the beat of your heart, architecture which responds to environmental conditions and emotion mapping of the urban landscape.

Symposium
ZAIM - Theatre Space 3F
34 Nihon Odori, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 231-0021

Christian Nold, Active Ingredient, Dan Belasco Rogers, Taeyoon Choi, So Hyeon Park, Erik Pauhrizi, Augmented Architectures, Sascha Pohflepp, Miguel Andres-Clavera and Inyong Cho
Dislocate presents an international symposium with confirmed delegates from UK, Germany, Republic of Korea, Indonesia and Japan further contributing to the discourse surrounding the interplay of art, technology and location.

This symposium aims to explore what is meant by ‘locality’, how does new media impact upon our notion of space, our interaction with our surroundings, and how this can be used to transform communities, both virtual and physical.
The conflicts and integrations which emerge as separate spaces collide in one site will be examined raising concerns of homogenization and de-contextualisation alongside the awareness of local identity and culture.
This will include a scrutinization of sensitive, meaningful exchange between different localities facilitated through new media and the manifestations which reconnection or further connection with our environment can take.

Workshops
ZAIM (and surrounding area)
In a series of workshops participants will have the opportunity to engage further with some of the Dislocate artists and investigate with them in an active form of research and collaboration.
The focus of these workshops will be upon the exploration of the surrounding environment, investigating its many layers and connections with other spaces. Workshops will enable direct participation and engagement with the locality and may also draw attention to our simultaneous interaction with elsewhere.
Workshop leaders include Christian Nold, who will present his bio-mapping project, allowing participants to create emotion maps of their travels through the city by the use of bio sensors.
www.biomapping.net
Erik Pauhrizi will lead a workshop exploring lo-tech solutions to advanced mobile and locative media.

Performance ZAIM 29th July 6pm
Andreas Schlegel and Vladimir Todorovic
Naoko Takahashi
Musashino Art University Media Art Students

All events are free
If you wish to attend the symposium or workshops please email info@dis-locate.net with your name and contact telephone number

Artists Include:

Active Ingredient www.i-am-ai.net
Christian Nold www.softhook.com
Dan Belasco Rogers www.planbperformance.net/dan/
D-Fuse http://www.dfuse.com/
Taeyoon Choi http://tyshow.org
So-Hyeon Park
Erik Pauhrizi http://butonkultur21.org/
Andreas Schlegel and Vladimir Todorovic http://syntfarm.org/projects/btc/
Yuko Mohri http://www.h6.dion.ne.jp/~moo/
Augemented Architecture http://www.augmented-architectures.com/
Stanza http://www.stanza.co.uk/sensity/index.html
Disinformation

For more information please contact
Emma Ota
info@dis-locate.net

Participating Artists:

Active Ingredient, Christian Nold, Dan Belasco Rogers, DFuse, Taeyoon Choi, So Hyeon Park, Erik Pauhrizi, Stanza, Yuko Mohri, Ryosuke Akiyoshi, Disinformation, Augmented Architectures, Martin Callanan, Frank Abbott, Sascha Pohflepp, Andreas Schlegel and Vladimir Todorovic, Mouna Andraos, Miguel Andres-Clavera and Inyong Cho, Laurent Pernot, Esther Harris, Andreas Zingerle, Julian Konczak, Genevieve Staines, Marco Villani, So Young Yang, Liu Zhenchen, Nisha Duggal, Lori Amor & Kevan Davis, Maria Raponi, Lisa Mee, Leo Morrissey, Cary Peppermint & Christine Nadir, Anne-Marie Culhane, Jomi Kim, Harry Levene & Jon Pigrem, Naoko Takahashi, Son Woo Kyung

Dislocate is supported by The Asia-Europe Foundation, The Sasakawa Foundation, The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and Arts Council, England


OPPORTUNITY

Call for Submissions - Dislocate07 - Tokyo


Deadline:
Fri Mar 16, 2007 22:40

Dislocate 07 - Exhibition and Symposium - Tokyo
23rd July - 5th August
Ginza Art Laboratory

www.dis-locate.net
info@dis-locate.net

Deadline for proposals 7th May

A mesh of infinite connections engulfs the very point at which we stand, longitude and latitude weave in and out, an entanglement in which our coordinates constantly shift and each footstep is one of endless displacement. Fibres of technology cocoon us in indeterminate spaces, layer our realities and transport us to elsewhere.

Enveloped in our personal technologies, we are able to escape the limitations of our surroundings, but when we emerge from our enclosure do we know where we are?

2006 saw the launch of Dislocate a project exploring the relationship between art, technology and our locality.

This year the events will focus on our ability to reconnect with our location, seeking to explore, question and debate how can technology be used to heighten our engagement with our surroundings instead of isolating us from our immediate space. When numerous places converge in one site, how do we navigate such space? How does our interaction within a given space formulate identity and how can this be communicated effectively to elsewhere?

Dislocate aims to explore the potential new media has to increase our awareness of our environment, enhance participation in our locality and community and transform our perceptions of the space we inhabit.

Does new media enable us to plug into our locality, or is disconnection inevitable?
As mobile and wireless technologies increasingly enable us to transcend space, our electrical roots are dug up, but are the roots which bind us with a place also cut?
Dislocate will call into question the necessity of an intermediary to our immediate surroundings, asking if mediation is a means of connecting or distancing, an expansion or an obstruction?

Dislocate offers the space to investigate the creative and social potential of new media to engage us with our direct locality and to ask what is the importance of where we are now?

Exhibition
Ginza Art Laboratory 7-3-6 Ginza Chuo-ku Tokyo 104 0061 
Koiwa Project Space 7-2-7 Minami-Koiwa Edogawa-ku Tokyo 133-0056

Taking place over two sites, of contrasting locality, this exhibition aims to present a particular relationship to its surroundings, revealing new perspectives of our immediate space, engaging with and investigating this site while also fusing with spaces beyond.

Works will include:
Installation, image, video, audio, performance, locative, mobile, interactive and web-based media and more
Dislocate is particularly interested in presenting works which extend beyond the gallery space.

Symposium
Dislocate presents an international symposium with confirmed delegates from UK, Germany, Republic of Korea, Indonesia and Japan further contributing to the discourse surrounding the interplay of art, technology and location.

Artists and researchers will have the opportunity to present their recent projects but will be encouraged to relate this to a wider context and engage in a critical debate, relating their own perspectives on these issues.

Discussion and dialogue between all participants, both speakers and audience is key to this event.

This symposium aims to explore what is meant by ‘locality’, how does new media impact upon our notion of space, our interaction with our surroundings, and how this can be used to transform communities, both virtual and physical.
The conflicts and integrations which emerge as separate spaces collide in one site will be examined raising concerns of homogenization and de-contextualisation alongside the awareness of local identity and culture.
This will include a scrutinization of sensitive, meaningful exchange between different localities facilitated through new media and the manifestations which reconnection or further connection with our environment can take.

Workshops
In a series of workshops to be held through these events artists will have the opportunity to present concepts and products to the public and investigate with them in an active form of research and collaboration.
The focus of these workshops will be upon the exploration of the surrounding environment, investigating its many layers and connections with other spaces.
Workshops will enable direct participation and engagement with the locality and may also draw attention to our simultaneous interaction with elsewhere.

How to submit

If you are interested to participate in any of the above events please send proposals to:

Dislocate
Ginza Art Lab
7-3-6 Ginza Chuo-ku Tokyo 104 0061 
Japan

Deadline is 7th May

Please state clearly in your application -

Name:
Address:
Phone Number:
Email address:
Website:
Project Title:
Outline of Project:
Technical Requirements:

*moving image works should be sent in mini DV format or avi data DVD format

Please note we will not be able to support travel and accommodation costs

Please contact info@dis-locate.net with any further enquiries

Dislocate is supported by The Asia-Europe Foundation www.asef.org and The Sasakawa Foundation www.gbsf.org.uk