Deadline: March 31st, 2015
Artists from around the world are invited to submit work to Black Box 2.0
BLACK BOX is the first international art, film and technology festival in Seattle. A multi-platform program of significant scope, BLACK BOX presents contemporary artists who expand the language of cinema. Challenging our ideas about what art is and what art can be, the festival transmits energetic ideas across industries. BLACK BOX cultivates an engaged community that thinks creatively and critically about emerging technologies and digital culture.
Core programming is nomadic and antidisciplinary, focusing on experimental film, video, new media art and moving-image-based work.
Eligibility: World premieres and North American premieres are given priority. Eligible artworks for BLACK BOX have been completed within 12-24 months prior to the beginning of the Festival, with preference given to work completed in the past 12 months.
Objectives: Particular attention will be given to artwork that responds to the following themes, tools or mediums: mobility and mobile apps, interactive media, data visualization, augmented reality, virtual reality, gaming, social media, generative software, surveillance, biotech, holography, robotics, digital culture, expanded cinema, innovation, disnovation, transmedia, utopia.
BLACK BOX 2.0 will take place from May 6 – June 7, 2015, during the 41st Seattle International Film Festival. It is organized independently by Aktionsart, a new art and technology nonprofit based in the Pacific Northwest.
A comprehensive festival program with screenings, exhibitions, artist talks, discussion panels, educational events and special presentations occurs in various locations throughout Seattle. BLACK BOX 2.0 incorporates multiple platforms – movie theaters, living rooms, galleries, museums, public spaces and shipping containers. An online channel premieres and distributes exclusive content to audiences in Seattle and beyond.
Entry Fee: $10.59 USD
For full details, link to apply and application form: http://www.aktionsart.org/submissions
Aktionsart website: http://www.aktionsart.org/