Post Digital Landscapes Open Call

Deadline
2021-11-29
Artistic fields
Digital, Video
Eligibility
Age
Older than 18
Other
From all the works received, a professional jury will select five works by five different artists. Of the five, at least two must have been born or currently reside in Galicia. In the case of collectives, if only one of the members fulfils this requirement, it will be considered valid.
Rewards
Cash Prize
1500 EUR x5
Exhibition
2021-12-19 - 2022-02-19
Vialia Vigo
Vigo, ES
Description
Landscape is, by etymological definition, a part of a territory that can be observed from a certain place. This implicitly names the existence of two antagonists: someone who looks and something that is looked at. Landscape is also one of the most important pictorial genres in the History of Art, with infinite works, techniques and authors who have attempted to encapsulate the territory, the eco-political relations that construct it and its inhabitants over time. These landscapes require an observer, but also a 'creative someone'. In contrast to the pictorial landscape, the digital landscape is ubiquitous. It can be in one or thousands of places at once. Its territory is 'the cloud'. Its creation can be individual or collective. These landscapes do not depend on gravity or physical forces that manipulate it, but on the code that constructs it. Digital art opens up infinite possibilities to create new landscapes in perpetual transformation, either present or future, either real or imagined. It opens windows to other worlds to explore not only aesthetically, but also politically and socially, all the spaces we inhabit. In our post-digital society we need to address the relations between digital, biological and cultural systems, between virtual and physical spaces, between the virtual and physical space, between technological and tactile experiences, between virtual and augmented reality, between roots and globalisation, between autoethnography and community narrative. In this context, we are looking for works that explore the creation of new post-digital landscapes. The landscape of the city of Vigo has been transformed by the construction of Vialia Vigo, a new 122,000 m2 macro-building designed by American architect Thom Mayne, which acts as a new 'gateway' to the city. A train and bus station, a shopping centre, a park and, now, a digital art exhibition space. It is in this new location where five innovative large-format screens, new communication devices created by SMTH, will host a new digital art exhibition programme from today. SMTH with the collaboration of MMMAD and the sponsorship of Nhood, launch the first international open call for digital artists on the screens of Vialia Vigo. Under the theme 'Post-digital Landscapes', we are looking for works that reflect on territory, landscape, city and space in the post-digital era.
Location
Vigo, Spain
Required documents
Artist Statement
CV
Artwork / Portfolio
Application Forms
Application type
Online Form
Contact
Jury Members
Previous Winners
Selection Date
2021-12-02