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Florence Gouvrit on Thu, 12 Jul 2007 22:28:05 +0200 (CEST)


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[Nettime-nl] Call for Submissions: Transitio_mx 02 Electronic Arts and Video Festival


Dear Friends,

the Electronic Arts and Video Festival
Transitio_mx 02, which is currently launching its second international
competition, opening the call for submissions for three awards: Transitio, Sizigia and Transnational Communities (the latter a project of the US-Mexico Foundation for Culture, Inc. and Fundacion BBVA Bancomer).


All details about the categories and the online submission are available at:
http://cmm.cenart.gob.mx/mails/boletinConcurso2/english.htm
http://en.transitiomx.net/competition
http://transitiomx.net/registro/concurso/en/login.php

Submission Deadline: July 27, 2007

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The Electronic Arts and Video Festival, Transitio_mx is the most relevant platform in Mexico for the expression and analysis of the contemporary artistic practices with electronic media and the digital culture.

The title for the current edition of the festival is Nomadic Borders, making reference to the electronic/media arts through two metaphors: on the one hand, the border as the symbolic site that lies in the limit itself; on the other, the nomadic as an image of what is mobile, that which lacks a specific location. At the nomadic frontier there is no belonging, the communities developed there are always about to be built. From that idea, the conceptual axes of the festival are derived: Communities in Process and Processes in Community.

The main objective of the Festival is to support, recognize and spread production and current research around the artisticelectronic media, in an inclusive and expansive environment, by means of an exhibition, a symposium and a competition.

The competition is open to all individuals, groups and associations involved in the creative production using electronic media like videoart, sound art, net-art, installations, performing arts, performance actions and other related manifestations.

In the current edition, the National Council for Culture and the Arts, through the Multimedia Center of the National Center for the Arts, opens the calling for the following awards:



TRANSITIO AWARD.

The national and international community is called to participate in the Second Electronic Arts and Video Competition that will be carried within the Festival framework from October 13th to 19th, 2007.

During the Festival the following prizes will be granted as a recognition to produced work:

A single prize worth $ 120,000.00 Mexican pesos or its equivalent in U.S. dollars.

The honorary mentions that the Jury considers pertinent.

Proposals for this award will be taken in from the publication of this announcement and until July 27th, 2007 6:00 p.m. (GMT -6). No proposals will be taken in after this deadline. The shipping date can be taken into account as long as the shipment is done using express mail and not ordinary service. In case of international shipments, the package or envelope should be clearly labeled as “Cultural Material with no Commercial Value”. The FESTIVAL WILL NOT COVER SHIPPING OR CUSTOMS TAXES COSTS.



SIZIGIA AWARD.

The national and international community is called to send its electronic art proposals for the SIZIGIA project, coordinated by Laboratorio Curatorial 060.

SIZIGIA is an island in the middle of the Usumacinta River, in the border between Mexico and Guatemala. After its claim as an independent territory by the members of Laboratorio 060, the island was mapped and transferred accurately to the virtual world of Second Life (www.secondlife.com). By working as an independent zone in two planes of interaction, real and virtual, SIZIGIA is self-assumed as a micro-State possible of socio-imaginary confluences. The project impels the application of a biopolitical engineering through different interaction methods between real structures and virtual developments. As a part of their curatorial proposal for Transitio_mx 02, and to be presented in the international exhibition, Laboratorio 060 will coordinate the following awards:

Up to three virtual residences lasting 2 months for the development of the winning projects, which include the amount of 265.000 Linden dollars (approx $1000 USD).

Proposals for this award will be received from the publication of this call and until July 20th, 2007 6:00 p.m. (GMT -6).

They can be sent through the Internet, or directly by courier to the Multimedia Center. No proposals will be taken in after the deadline. Proposals after the deadline will not be received. The shipping date can be taken into account as long as the shipment is done using express mail and not ordinary service. In case of international shipments, the package or envelope should be clearly labeled as “Cultural Material with no Commercial Value”. The FESTIVAL WILL NOT COVER SHIPPING OR CUSTOMS TAXES COSTS.


TRANSNATIONAL COMMUNITIES AWARD.

Granted by the US-Mexico Foundation for Culture, Inc., Fomento Educacional, A.C. and Fundación Cultural BBVA Bancomer.
The award will recognize transnational communities that link Mexico and the United States and that have been able to translate their presence onto the Internet, thus recreating their social dynamics through the web, shortening geographic distances, and trascending cultural conflicts by innovation. The emphasis of the award is set on digital projects that creatively use the technological and conceptual tools available in the net to improve the communitarian communication and interaction channels, giving rise to online spaces in which common stories and practices are shared.


During the Festival, the following prizes will be granted to conformed digital communities:

A first prize of 3.500 U.S. dollars.
The honorary mentions that the Jury considers pertinent.

Proposals for this prize will be received from the publication of this call and until 6:00 p.m. (GMT -6) on July 27th, 2007. No proposals will be taken in after this deadline. The shipping date can be taken into account as long as the shipment is done using express mail and not ordinary service. In case of international shipments, the package or envelope should be clearly labeled as “Cultural Material with no Commercial Value”. The FESTIVAL WILL NOT COVER SHIPPING OR CUSTOMS TAXES COSTS.

The application should be done online in the address: http://transitiomx.net/concurso

The participants accept the conditions of this call. The Planning Council of the Festival will attend any case not previously foreseen.



DOCUMENTATION: To obtain the information on the specific participation guidelines for each prize as well as the Application Form and all the information on the documentation that must be included, please go to the Festival’s webpage http://transitiomx.net or the Multimedia Center webpage:
http://cmm.cenart.gob.mx


For further information and delivery of documents please refer to: Centro Nacional de las Artes Centro Multimedia Avenida Río Churubusco 79, Colonia Country Club, C. P. 04220, Coyoacán, México, D. F. Office hours are from 10:00 to 15:00 hours

Contact: Ana Villa by phone 1253 9400 Ext. 1290 or by email: concurso {AT} transitiomx.net


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