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May 18, 2007

paraflows 07 - annual convention for digital arts and cultures


Proposals due JUNE 15: PARAFLOWS 07, the annual convention for digital arts and cultures in Vienna, is taking place for the first time, it features an exhibition, a symposium, workshops, and various social events. The topic of the 2nd annual convention for digital arts and cultures in the city of Vienna is UN_SPACE.

"A body is defined by having length, width and depth." (Euclid)

In his Philosophy of Nature, Aristotle employs the three dimensions of the body as the basis for his theory of space. For Aristotle, space is the sum of all places occupied by bodies. Space is defined as the limit of the surrounding body toward what is surrounded. This is a theory of relations by which Aristotle rejects the definition of space as the void. Empty space is an impossibility since space is always occupied and there can be no in between.

If aside from the space a body occupies an empty space existed which it enters, empty space and occupied space would overlap, resulting in an unnecessary duplication of space" (Aristotle, Physics).

This year's Paraflows exhibition, titled UN_SPACE, is going to focus on inaccessible, invisible, theoretical, and immaterial space per se. Virtual spaces - a prominent issue in media and net art - as well as social and personal space dimensions and territories (see Erving Goffman, Territorien des Selbst) and real spaces like architectonic, geographic, or elementary, are to be compiled, visualised, and discussed according to their characteristics, their meaning, and their respective insufficiencies.

We also think of UN_SPACE as the elimination of distances, borders and barriers interfering with cultural, social, political and media reality. Concepts dealing with the development of inaccessible territories, technical approaches and theoretical attempts are key aspects of this year's exhibition. Please submit proposals featuring contemporary artworks dealing with the topics mentioned above.

All proposals must be submitted via mail as PDF-files: un_space(at)paraflows.at

in special cases via snail mail to:

paraflows headoffice
c/o monochrom
QDK, Museumsplatz 1
A-1070 Vienna

Mandatory information for submissions to PARAFLOWS 07 - UN_SPACE:

1) name, institution (if existing), address, e-mail, phone number, website/s
2) submitted work: title, medium, author/artist, year of production
3) work description: 1 page max., photos are recommended
4) technical details, room/space requirements, technical requirements(hardware, operating system, additional software)
5) additional information
6) biography
7) documentation of earlier projects and works (url, website will do)

Language: all submissions have to be in ENGLISH or GERMAN, projects dealing with text must have English and/or German subtitles

We especially encourage international submissions.

DEADLINE: 15th of June, 2007

paraflows 07 / CONTACT
Festival-Management: Judith Fegerl, Guenther Friesinger
Office: paraflows headoffice
c/o monochrom
A-1070 Vienna, Museumsplatz 1, Austria
+43/650/20 49 451

Posted by jo at May 18, 2007 06:53 PM