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Trampoline - platform for new media art

Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:22

Trampoline - 16th March 2006 www.trampoline.org.uk

Call for Submissions

Deadline: February 17th

Nottingham’s platform for new media art begins its Spring 2006 Programme this March - we are sending out our radar across the globe in the search for challenging new work.

This is an opportunity to plug into the innovations of Nottingham/regional based artists and at the same time connect with international media art developments.
Trampoline is always looking to expand and find innovative ways of connecting spaces in the global age, overcoming geographical distances via digital technologies. Trampoline is extending its antennae to both transmit and receive in its event of regional and international creative exchange.

Questioning geographic borders and communication barriers in the age of global connectivity, we will be asking, what is their state of existence and what is their relevance today? New barriers are continuously broken yet new divisions are formed. In today’s global network, all the world is invited, but some are still excluded.

Trampoline is searching for work which contributes to these debates, challenges our notions of these boundaries and creatively comments on our entangled yet fragmentary network.

From video, animation, installation, sculpture, performance, live music and web streaming Trampoline encourages all forms of new media expressions.

Trampoline is calling for submissions for this event
The deadline is February 17th - but the sooner you express interest the better
Please go to www.trampoline.org.uk/submissions.htm and download a submission form and send with supporting material to

Trampoline Submissions
Broadway Cinema
14-18 Broad Street

Please contact Emma Lewis, Trampoline Coordinator
On +44 (0)115 9559956 emma@trampoline.org.uk
With any queries



Thu Oct 06, 2005 00:00 - Thu Sep 22, 2005

Trampoline October 6th 6pm-late Broadway and Synergy, Broad Street, Nottingham, UK

The creative launchpad for new media art that is Trampoline again returns to Broadway this October. This is an opportunity to plug into the innovations of Nottingham based artists and at the same time connect with international media art developments.

With a focus on locative and pervasive media Trampoline will be inviting you to question if you are increasingly connected to everyone else, being surrounded by information technology, where are you located? A diverse set of work and events will be examining how new media is entering the fabric of our everyday lives, installing itself into to every part of our environment, forming the new dimension of our reality, the dimension of data.

Trampoline highlights include:
Truck Art, www.truckart.org, a gallery on wheels moving through the city, encouraging all passers by to view its innards, challenging the exclusive enclosed form of the white cube. Truck art has already been doing its rounds throughout London and has recently been presented in Leipzig and at the Prague Biennale. Oliver Perry will be encouraging us to re-examine our environment through the use of site-specific live and pre-recorded video projection, experimenting with methods of viewing space.

James Smith & Jo Lamming’s electronic noise bike will be clattering its way through Nottingham’s streets and streaming back to Broadway investigating Nottingham’s WIFI hotspots and so exploring the topography of the city on not just a physical but also on a virtual level. Jon Cambuel will also be touring the city with his Speech Guitar using a real-time generative speech and sound synthesizer, a combination between the aesthetic of Rock music and Digital music that engages your whole body to be able to perform with it.

Kunal Sen will be offering us a fleeting glimpse of an old man’s life as he reflects on time, in the animation Hua Noor, having recently shown at ARS Electronica. The vivacious, quirky team, Video Babes, from Indonesia, will be presenting their high impact moving image, along with many other international and local animation and video.

Srishiti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore will be opening our eyes to local issues in India through the project “Mapping Devanahalli”, highlighting the impact of a major redevelopment of a village by the construction of a new airport. And Allen Coombs will be highlighting movement through our own locality through GPS mappings of his wanderings throughout the land.

In addition to all these tantalizing activities there will be DJs, VJs, and lots of raucous noise.

The Pervasive and Locative Artist Network and the Mixed Reality Lab (Nottingham University) will be making an appearance at Trampoline. They will be providing information on their collaborative workshop together, which aims to drive forward the productive yet often tentative relationship between artists, scientists and engineers. Some of the participants will be giving a presentation on the activities of PLAN the Mixed Reality Lab and providing insight into their own work. This will be a good opportunity to discuss what they are up to in an informal relaxed setting.

Trampoline Timetable
Start 6pm
Screening 6.30-8pm
PLAN/MRL Discussion 8.30-9.30pm
Synergy 10.30pm with more live music and performance
There will also be events/exhibits around the city throughout the evening

From GPS and RFID to compass and mobile phone, with clattering sound bikes, mobile gallery, interactive installation, animation, video, performance, live music, wires, batteries and circuit boards - make sure this current is feeding into you!

If you have any queries please contact Emma Lewis, Trampoline Coordinator
0115 9559956


Trampoline -platform for new media art

Thu Sep 22, 2005 06:31

Trampoline is dedicated to the promotion of new technology art and artists and aims to present cutting edge art in an informal atmosphere; encouraging new artists to exhibit work to a real audience, whilst providing a platform for established artists working in new directions. Trampoline is based in Nottingham, UK and aims to cultivate the local talent of the surrounding region while also encouraging international participation.
Trampoline began life in 1997 as Nottingham’s first ever platform event for new media art.

This one day/night event is based in Broadway Media Centre, the creative hub of Nottingham
The facilities/spaces which Broadway has to offer include: large lively bar/cafe space, a smaller bar space, foyer, cinema screens and projection onto the outside of the building.

In the forthcoming events we hope to expand the reach of Trampoline, no longer restricting it to one venue but encouraging participating artists to explore the potential of public spaces around Nottingham too.

The next call for submissions is for Trampoline's December event:

1st December Trampoline This will be the opening event for Radiator Festival - the international festival for new technology art.
December’s Trampoline event will reflect the core concern of the Radiator Festival this year, the relationship between performance and new technology.
How can the body and new media connect with each other?
We are calling for work that not only investigates the relationship between the performer’s body and new technology but also the body of the viewer, the audience.
Deadline for Submissions: November 7th

We encourage proposals of work in all formats, as long as they reflect upon elements of new media. Video, installation, performance, web art, computer programmes, music and more are all welcome.
We would also like to encourage initiatives which give the Trampoline audience an insight into the workings of new media and an opportunity to develop their own small creative works, for example in the format of workshops/group activities.

If you have any queries please contact Emma Lewis, Trampoline Coordinator
+44 (0)115 9559956

Please go to www.trampoline.org.uk and download an application form

Please send Submission material to:

Trampoline Submissions
Broadway Cinema
14 - 18 Broad Street
(include stamped addressed envelope if you wish your material to be returned)