Surrey Art Gallery (BC), Call for Proposals: UrbanScreen

Surrey Art Gallery (BC), Call for Proposals: UrbanScreen

Deadline: June 16th, 2017  

Illuminate Surrey’s UrbanScreen with Digital, Interactive Art

Imagined by artists and built by the City, Surrey’s UrbanScreen is Canada’s largest non-commercial outdoor urban screen dedicated to presenting digital and interactive art after dark. Surrey Art Gallery invites proposals for site-specific and responsive digital artworks for exhibition on Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre’s west façade at 13458 107A Avenue in Surrey. The deadline is Friday, June 16.

Submission Guidelines: Proposals are to include a one-page introduction with links to additional information hosted on a website. Submit this one-page introduction via email with the subject line “UrbanScreen Proposal” to Files should be no larger than 1MB. Proposals will be reviewed by curatorial staff with support of the UrbanScreen Advisory Committee. Receipt of proposals will be acknowledged by a return email.

Artworks shown have been created using technology as diverse as the virtual piano, gaming engines, unmanned aerial video copters, and generative image and video databases, with interactive works using text messages to change content, the gyroscope and accelerometer of mobile devices to create movement, and the motion of SkyTrains and the tidal levels of the Fraser River to trigger the presentation and performance of the artworks.

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About UrbanScreen: UrbanScreen uses high-powered data projectors to illuminate the entire west wall of the Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre with imagery generated by computers. Since its launch in 2010 as the Public Art feature of this recreation facility in Surrey’s City Centre, the Surrey Art Gallery has curated and partnered with artists and organizations to present a rotating program of exhibitions and events at UrbanScreen during an annual season that runs from September to May.

Image: Paul Wong, Year of Gif (2013), video installation. Courtesy of the artist, photographed by Scott Massey.


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