Margarita Benitez
Since 2004
Works in Kent, Ohio United States of America

BIO
Margarita Benitez is an art + technology and fiber artist based in Chicago + Miami. She is interested in the explorations of art within the making and DIY culture, specifically in modes of production. Her work is rooted in exploring underlying social issues in technology - exploring how today’s society copes with the overwhelming presence of technology, surveillance, data mining and media bombardment.
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OPPORTUNITY

Call to Artists for Kinect Based Artworks


Deadline:
Wed Feb 01, 2012 23:59

Location:
Akron, Ohio
United States of America

Collider :: C4

Call to Artists for Kinect Based Artworks
Deadline: February 1, 2012 at 11:59 P.M.

The Collider Exhibition Series examines the impact, implications and inspiration of the phenomenon generally categorized under the umbrella term New Media within the design practice and fine arts.

The theme for Collider :: C4 this year is spectacle.

The Collider :: C4 Exhibition will have an area we will call the Kinect Cube. The Kinect Cube setup will contain a computer (PC and Mac) with a projector and speakers setup to showcase Kinect Based Artworks.

Spectacle refers to an event that is memorable for the appearance it creates.
Spectacle operates in two contexts simultaneously. On the one hand, it refers to high culture (drama, movies) performances where the draw for an audience is the impressive visual accomplishment. On the other hand, it refers to low cultural shows operating in a folk environment. These can range from the freak show to folk drama to tableau and beast-plays.

Submissions via email must include:
· Artist’s name
· Artist’s address, phone and email
· Title and date of artwork
· Software setup needed to run your artwork
· Small paragraph describing the artwork and how it functions
· Link to a video showing the piece working. Please send the link to a private/public video on either Vimeo or YouTube in your email.

A selection panel will review all applications and select up to 12 pieces for exhibition during C4 in the Kinect Cube. Selected artists will be notified via email/phone. If selected, all artwork delivery will be made via digital transfer.

The Collider :: C4 exhibition will open on Monday, March 19th, 2012 and runs through Friday April 13th, 2012 at the Emily Davis Gallery, Myers School of Art at The Univeristy of Akron.