Now entering its fifth year, Vector Festival is a participatory and community-oriented initiative dedicated to showcasing digital games and creative media practices. Presenting works across a dynamic range of exhibitions, screenings, performances, lectures, and workshops, Vector acts as a critical bridge between emergent digital platforms and new media art practice. Since 2013, Vector Festival has developed an active presence in regional and international communities related to contemporary art and critical game cultures. Curators Skot Deeming and Martin Zeilinger invite you to contribute artworks for consideration toward festival programming, which will include a feature exhibition at InterAccess throughout the month of July, along with off-site screenings, performances, workshops, and panels from July 13-16, 2017.
Vector Festival currently seeks works from artists at all stages of their careers that are working within the spectrum of new media art. This call is open to works on any subject. The curators seek works for the following programs:
– Artworks for Exhibition.
– Film/Video/Machinima works for Screening.
– Performances, including sound, live coding, chipmusic concerts, as well as performances and interventions in virtual and public spaces.
Vector Festival 2017 Call for Submissions
Deadline: Tuesday January 31, 2017 at midnight.
Requirements and Information
– Project description and artist statement (2 pages maximum).
– Documentation (maximum five images and one video; for large files please provide a URL).
– Detailed description of technical requirements (please outline materials provided by the artist and materials expected from the exhibiting venue).
– Current CV (3 pages maximum).
– Artist biography (100 words).
Send your submissions by Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at midnight to email@example.com using the subject line, “Vector 2017 Submission.” Attachments should not exceed 15MB. Please indicate which program your submission falls under. Selected artists will be paid according to CARFAC’s fee schedule.
About Vector Festival
Founded in 2013, Vector Festival is a participatory and community-oriented initiative dedicated to showcasing digital games and creative media practices. Presenting works across a dynamic range of exhibitions, screenings, performances, lectures, and workshops, Vector acts as a critical bridge between emergent digital platforms and new media art practice.
Skot Deeming (aka mrghosty) is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, and scholar, whose work spans the spectrum of new media practice from broadcast media to computational art, videogames, and game art. He currently resides in Montreal, where he is a doctoral student in the Individualized Program at Concordia University, and a member of the TAG (Technoculture, Art and Games) Research Centre. Martin Zeilinger is a new media researcher, curator, and practitioner. His work focuses on new media and appropriation art, creative computation, intellectual property issues, game and hacker culture, and live coding. Martin holds a PhD from the University of Toronto and is a Lecturer in Media at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK.
Founded in 1983, InterAccess is an art gallery, educational facility and production studio dedicated to the creative use of technology, electronic art and new media culture. Its programs support art forms that integrate new technologies, from conception and development to exhibition and discussion. It provides a public forum for the development of practices involving interactivity, networked and remote connection, and the interface of the physical and the virtual. InterAccess is regarded as a preeminent Canadian arts and technology centre.