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Robots and avatars

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Robots and Avatars has launched its full call for proposals - two development commissions and at least six existing works, culminating in an exhibition next year. Here's how they put it:


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.


The exhibition will tour to:

  • FACT, where it will premiere in March-May 2012
  • AltArt, Cluj-Napoca (Romania), June/July 2012
  • KIBLA (Slovenia- as part of Maribor 2012, European Capital of Culture), October/November 2012
  • Other European and Asian venues (tbc),  2013-15


The criteria are nice and open:

Artists/designers and others from any background can apply. The type of work is open – we welcome applications from installations, performances, performance / installations, telepresence, sound art, software, kinetic art, architecture, AV based work, hung work, gaming, models, robotics, virtual worlds etc – your vision will lead us!

The Stage 1 deadline is Wednesday 7th September at midday (yes, we know). The Stage 2 deadline is Monday 3rd October at midday. The final selection takes place on Thursday 13th October.


All the info is here.

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