Autonomies of Disagreement
New Media Art and Video
In order to support, acknowledge, and promote current research and
production in new media art,
Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes through its Centro
Multimedia of the Centro Nacional
de las Artes calls the local and international artistic community to the
Third New Media and Art Contest
which will take place in the New Media and Art Video International Festival.
The contest is open to any individual, group and association engaged in
the production of artwork created
with new media technologies, including video art, sound art, net-art,
installation, composition, performance and related disciplines.
The Third New Media and Art Contest, Autonomies of Disagreement,
provides a setting of located practices,
where disagreement allows for dialogue and exchange in the realms of
local and international new media art.
This international contest is concerned with acknowledging those
distinct technological displacements
and art’s current status, bearing a particular emphasis on those
artworks whose technological innovations
and contributions are supported by means that can be used for creation,
stressing above all a critical perspective.
#1 Residual topography
This category seeks to reveal the discourses pronounced by means of
obsolete technology (electronic and digital)
and those articulated when contrasting local technologies with high
technology appropriations. It is open for installation;
interactive, immersed or sound environments; robotic art; hardware
hacking; circuit bending; physical computing;
site intervention; or any other related disciplines. A single prize will
be awarded worth $50,000 (Fifty thousand Mexican pesos).
The Jury will decide the honorable mentions granted.
#2 Unusual displacements: the scope of the moving images
In order to analyze the moving images technological reconfigurations
(and/or its possibilities) and consider its unusual territories, t
his category is intended to welcome artworks that use moving images in
any of its modalities, be it lineal presentation or interaction:
single channel video, 16mm, live cinema, Vj´s, videogame, mobile video,
interactive animation, augmented reality, or any other
related disciplines. A single prize will be awarded worth $50,000 (Fifty
thousand Mexican pesos). The Jury will decide the honorable
#3Dissident territories: the emergence of technology
In order to explore technological developments that differ from
industrial ones, this category looks for research and technology
development projects who seek for innovations in the use of digital
tools and electronic circuits with expressive and experimental
means: free hardware and software, bioethical technology, gadget
development, applications, devices or any other related disciplines.
A single prize will be awarded worth $50,000 (Fifty thousand Mexican
pesos). The Jury will decide the honorable mentions granted.
#4 Concealed order: viral construction of web contents
This category will welcome those works whose poetics distinguish or
surpass conceptions regarding mobile interfaces and
information networks. Those that bear important contributions on
distribution, expression and collaboration will be more privileged:
internet, bluetooth, GPS, radiofrequency, mobile telephony, infrareds or
any other related disciplines. A single prize will be awarded
worth $35,000 (Thirty five thousand Mexican pesos). The Jury will decide
the honorable mentions granted.
All works must be submitted after this notification and no later than
June 19th at 15:00 hrs.
Works postmarked after the application deadline will not be considered.
The submission date will be considered only if artworks
are sent thorough express mail, not through ordinary mail. Submissions
must clearly indicate the category they belong to.
International submissions must be clearly labeled as “Material cultural
sin valor commercial”. T
HE FESTIVAL WILL NOT COVER MAILING OR OTHER CUSTOMS FEES.
Participants agree on these terms. Eventualities shall be resolved by
the Festival’s Planning Committee.
To learn more about application guidelines, obtain application forms,
and other relevant information, please visit:
or the Multimedia Center website:
For further inquiries and application submission please contact:
Centro Nacional de las Artes
Avenida Río Churubusco 79, Colonia Country Club,
C. P. 04220, Coyoacán, México, D. F.
From 10:00 to 15:00 hrs.
Ana Villa. Tel. ( 52 55) 41 55 00 00 Ext. 1207