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07 Sep 2011

Robots and Avatars | call for submissions


Robots and Avatars is an intercultural, intergenerational and interdisciplinary exploration of a near future world consisting of collaborations between robots, avatars, virtual worlds, telepresence and real time presence within creative places, work spaces, cultural environments, interactive entertainment and play space.

It is currently seeking submissions to its Call for Development Commissions and Call for Exhibits. The submitted proposal should respond to one or a combination of the following themes:

  • Body representation - the development of the representation of the self and others through avatars and robots (including the use of tele-presence, virtual worlds and real time presence) - multi-identity, mobility, virtual / physical blended space;

  • A future world of collaboration between physical and virtual forms, enabled by new forms of representation in blended worlds;

  • The future world of work and play;

  • The emergence of the European (virtual/physical) citizen.

The exhibition will tour to FACT, Liverpool (UK) where it will premiere in March-May 2012; AltArt, Cluj-Napoca (Romania) in June/July 2012 and KIBLA (Slovenia- as part of Maribor 2012, European Capital of Culture) in October/November 2012. The Exhibition will tour to other European and Asian venues (tbc) across 2013-15. The Exhibition is part of a wider programme of activities, a project supported by the European Union Culture Programme (2007-13).

The Jury will select two Development Commissions and additionally a minimum of six existing works.

  • Stage 1 Deadline:
    Wednesday 7th September 2011 (12 BST)

  • Stage 2 Deadline:
    Monday 3rd October 2011 (12 BST)

  • Final Selection:
    Thursday 13th October 2011

Download brief and guidelines for entry

Download application form

Eligibility: European or Europe-based individuals from any background can apply. Proposals can include installations, performances, performance / installations, telepresence, sound art, software, kinetic art, architecture, AV based work, hung work, gaming, models, robotics, virtual worlds and more.

For queries please e-mail submissions@robotsandavatars.net

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