Yuri’s Night World Space Party [us San Francisco]

yuri.jpgYuri’s Night World Space Parties: Bay Area 2008 – Call for Submissions of Art and Science Installations – Deadline: February 8, 2008 :: April 12th, 2008 2 pm – 2 am :: Hangar 211, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA.

Yuri’s Night World Space Parties celebrate humankind s first venture into space by Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on April 12, 1961. The event is a unique convergence of artists, scientists, astronauts, performers, technologists, and musicians to pay tribute to our shared global heritage in space exploration. Through simultaneous celebrations worldwide, Yuri’s Night is a collaboration of creative thinkers from all fields to ignite excitement about what is new on the horizon in space exploration and to remind us of the inspiring possibilities that humanity can achieve.

We invite artists and scientists to investigate and demonstrate our culture s radical new technology, art and vision for sustaining our future.

We re looking for visionaries of the sciences and arts to join our celebration: artists who love science, scientists who love art, and those who blur the line between all disciplines. Exhibit or demonstrate your works in the spacious NASA hangars or adjoining tarmac and structures.

Yuri’s Night Bay Area 2008 will be held in two large hangars, totaling 80,000 square feet and extending over 400,000 square feet on the adjoining open tarmac. The rare access to expansive combined indoor and outdoor spaces encourages large-scale installations and the potential for unusual works and performances showcased on the adjoining tarmac. The main music stage will be at the far end of the tarmac, leaving the largest hangar exclusively for installations, performances and demonstrations.

This is an exciting opportunity for unique collaboration between the science world and the art world. We encourage partnerships between scientific and artistic minds and may be able to assist in partnering.

We are looking for:

New installations of all sizes and types, interactive works, sound works, light works, large-scale sculpture, live demonstrations, working models, table top demonstrations, prototypes, new technology, presentations, impromptu lectures, and unique performances from international and local artists. We are also seeking new video works documenting arts, humanities, performances, installations and microgravity works.

We encourage all applicants to think of ways to make their projects more ecologically friendly and sustainable. This may include the use of recycled or reused materials, the incorporation of renewable power sources, demonstrations of green technology, or just a plan for transporting the project that reduces gasoline use. Please let us know in your application if your project has been planned or will be presented with any such features.

How to Submit:

Please submit the following by Friday, February 8, 2008 (Submissions sent after this date may still be considered but will be more difficult to accommodate.)

-Artist name, address, phone, email and title of artwork
-Philosophical Statement, as related to the Yuri s Night Bay Area 2008 Theme
-Documentation or description of work: image, video (maximum 5 minutes), and/or sound files (online or hard copy acceptable)
-Current state of completion
-Budget: Limited funds available on a case by case basis. Please itemize your budget for travel and setup costs.

Official NASA Installations Checklist

Dimensions – What are the physical dimensions of your installation?
Footprint – What is the footprint of your installation, including the surrounding space necessary for viewing/interacting with it?
Furniture – Does your installation require a table or other furniture to be provided? If so, what types, numbers, and dimensions?
Mobility – Is your installation static or mobile? If mobile, what is the maximum speed, and what safety mechanisms/procedures are in place?
Power – How much power (if any) does your installation require? Do you have any additional specific electrical requirements?
Internet – Does your installation require Internet access? If so, what are your bandwidth requirements? Do you specifically need wired or wireless access?
Assembly – Does your installation require assembly? What kind? Will you need forklifts, cranes, scissor lift, or other heavy lifting equipment? Are you certified to operate any such equipment?
Team – How many people does your installation require to assemble/set up? Will you provide those people, or do you need volunteers for setup and/or strike? Please specify numbers. Are all the members of your team US citizens? (We can accommodate,
Time – How long (in hours) does your installation require to set up? Can it be done all at one time? Do you specifically require daytime or nighttime access to the venue for setup?
Transportation – How will your installation be transported to/from the event? What is the approximate associated transportation cost?
Staffing – How many people does your installation require to operate or monitor? Will you provide those people, or do you need volunteers? If the latter, what is involved, and what skills are required? Please specify numbers.
Safety – Does your installation have any special safety considerations? Do people climb on your installation? Does it involve high voltages, high temperatures, chemicals, or other potential hazards?
Structure – Does your installation have any significant structural or load-bearing elements? If so, are there certified engineering drawings/diagrams?
Sound – Does your installation produce sound? If so, what is the volume or level of amplification?
Lasers – Does your installation involve any lasers? If so, what is the frequency and power? Is the laser beam stationary or dynamic? Please describe the laser s role in the installation.
Fire – Will your installation involve the use of pyrotechnics? If so, characterize the flame (fireballs, flame throwing, spinning, poi, fire-breathing robots, etc.). What dimensions will the flame tail be? Will the flame be static (from a single point of origin) or dynamic (thrown around)? Will your flame be controlled?
RF – Will your installation receive or transmit on any frequencies, and if so which frequencies, at what power, and for what purpose?
Security – Does your installation have any special security considerations? Federal and State fire and safety codes must be followed.

Note that your application must include answers to all questions. If you have difficulty with any of the specifications, we can assist.

Send applications or questions to: proposals [at]

To submit video works: Please mail the above information along with NTSC DVD(s) to: Zerogartist, Zero Gravity Arts Consortium, P. O. Box 193163, San Francisco, CA 94119. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you wish to have your submission returned.

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