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May 29, 2007

Interactive Futures: The New Screen



Interactive Futures: The New Screen :: Nov. 15-19, 2007 - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada :: CALL FOR PAPERS, PANELS, PERFORMANCES, & SCREENINGS :: DEADLINE: Monday June 18, 2007 :: Part of the Victoria Independent Film and Video Festival (VIFVF) :: Co-sponsored by Open Space Artist-Run Centre .

INTERACTIVE FUTURES is a forum for showing recent tendencies in new media as well as a conference for exploring issues related to technology. The theme of this year's event is The New Screen. IF07 will explore new forms of screen-based media from a diverse body of artists, theorists, writers, filmmakers, developers, and educators. Interactive visual environments, screen-based performances (with or without sound), new forms of narrative experiences, web-based environments, and innovative educational models will all be explored in The New Screen.

The development of tools and strategies for the presentation of screen-based environments has radically accelerated in the past few years. Artists and writers are exploring new ways of controlling narrative flow, formal structures, and ways of viewing. Immersive tools for experiencing visual environments have allowed artists to provide radically subjective experiences of visual surroundings and forms. With the introduction of interactivity, multi-screen environments, and media-rich web-based applications, a new era of performed, live, streaming and/or improvised media art is contributing to the creation of new modes for the screen that are distinct from older forms such as print, film or video art.

The New Screen will include installations, screenings and performances by visual artists, writers and performers. These practitioners are critiquing usual modes of visual interface, such as rectangular screens and determined techniques of interactivity. Interventionist strategies, public participation, experimental projection methods, and destabilizing interactive interfaces are some of the approaches that are used in their work. For IF07, leading Canadian and international artists, researchers, and educators working with screen-based media have been invited to present their work and to participate in the installation, performance, and panel events.

IF07 is seeking further papers, artists' presentations, performances and screenings related to the theme described above. Screenings may include demonstrations and/or documentation of screen-based, interactive and installation projects. Successful submissions will be selected for their critical, innovative and aesthetic tendencies. Here is a link to a Word doc with the full Interactive Futures 2007 call for papers and contact emails: http://cfisrv.finearts.uvic.ca/interactivefutures/IF07_Call_final.doc

Posted by jo at May 29, 2007 03:53 PM