Symposium: Call for stuff

From: David Tetzlaff (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Oct 23 2007 - 20:28:20 PDT

It's time again for our Arts and Technology Symposium. So we again seek
short film/video/multimedia works with a 'technological' component to the
aesthetic. See below for a description, but anything done with computers,
or camera-less films, or heavily processed/degraded images, or algorithmic
structuring etc. etc. probably counts.

The organizers really like people who work in the event to come and
mingle, so for poor experimental filmmakers that may be an obstacle (or
should I say talented but economically challenged, instead of 'poor'?).
The Symposium works best for folks housed in the academy, who can use the
line on the ol' CV and maybe get your school to pay for a trip.

That said, we do accept film/video stuff from folks who can't make it in
person if we have room. Actually, the last time we had this thing we only
got ONE film submission, but it was very nice and we showed it in
symposium 'prime time.'

hey, it's not Views or anything, but I would hope the experimental film
community could represent better than ONE measly entry.

Note also the COMMISSION category, where we actually PAY people to make
new stuff for the event. It has to be 'multidisiplinary' meaning involving
more than one art form, and have more than one author, a 'team'. (Visuals
plus 'live' music would probably be the most common form of

Please forward to any individual or group that may have interest.

FYI, I'm not part of the group running this thing in any official
capacity, but I'll be reviewing the film/video/whatnot submissions.



FEB 28 - MARCH 1, 2008

The Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology at Connecticut College is
pleased to announce The Eleventh Biennial Symposium on Arts and
Technology", February 28 - March 1, 2008. The mission of the symposium is
to have participants present new works, research and performances in the
areas of technology and the arts. The symposium will consist of
commissioned works, paper sessions, panel discussions, exhibitions, music
concerts, screenings and multi-media performances. In an effort to
demystify the artistic process and create a forum for dialogue, we are
encouraging all presenters and artists whose works are being shown or
performed, to speak about their work at the symposium. In addition,
artists and researchers are encouraged to relate work to a wider context
and engage in critical debate.

The Center seeks submissions in the general areas of New Creativity,
Innovative Uses of New Technologies, Interactivity, Compositional and
Artistic Process, interdisciplinary topics in arts and technology, Art,
Music, Video, Film, Animation, Theater, Dance, Virtual Reality, Technology
in Education, Cognition, and other pertinent topics relating to arts and

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Keynote speaker will be delivered by Prof. Lisa
Nakamura, University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana, Associate Professor,
Asian American Studies & Institute of Communications Research. Keynote
will address issues of media, internet, race, gender and technology.


A two-page extended abstract or complete paper must be submitted by email
or mail. Upon acceptance, revised papers must be submitted by January 31,
2008 as a PDF for publication in the Symposium Proceedings. All rights
will remain with the author. Papers will be selected for twenty-minute
presentations as part of the daily schedule of speakers. Proposals for
panel discussions are encouraged and papers may be grouped by the Center
in panel discussion format.
Panel proposals should include names of prospective panelists and topic,
which should address the general areas of the symposium.

Music submissions (composition, performance, theory, interactivity, signal
processing) are encouraged. Submissions of works specifically for
percussion are highly encouraged, and will be performed by the New Jersey
Percussion Ensemble. Works for instruments and electronic sounds, digital
media, CD, interactive compositions or works for electronic sounds alone
are being solicited for live performance and "tape only" concerts. Music
must be submitted on CD or DVD, should not exceed 15 minutes in length and
must include accompanying scores. Musicians, dancers and actors may be
available for live performance pieces. Submissions must include a one page
description/abstract for presentation at the symposium, plus complete
technical, equipment and performance requirements.

Visual art submissions exploring the use of everyday technologies as a
creative expression within a community/public space context; time-based
media, digital art, web art and other technology-based or
technology-oriented art forms are encouraged. Also of interest are
proposals for workshops, technical demonstrations, panel discussions on
interactive studies and/or multi-media studies in an interdisciplinary
context. Submissions must include a one-page description/abstract of the
work for presentation at the symposium, plus a web-site, DVD or visual

Submissions of short video or film works that include a significant
'technology' component in their creation, aesthetic or theme are
encouraged. The 'tech' involved may be 'high' or 'low', ranging from
digital animations and motion capture work on the 'high-tech' end to
various methods of creating film without photography, or novel uses of the
projector beam on the low tech side. Works that display worthy reflections
on the nexus of art, society and technology are encouraged. Submissions in
the category of 'expanded cinema' and projection performance will be
accepted, but resources are limited. For works involving anything other
than standard video or 16mm projection, a complete description of
technical and space needs is required. Exhibition format will be DV,
DVCAM, DVD, or 16mm film. DV/DVCAM is preferred over DVD for works in
digital form. Submissions must include a one-page description/abstract for
presentation at the symposium, and VHS, DV, or DVD preview copy.

Computer-generated or computer-aided dance compositions and theater works
are being solicited for live demonstrations or for videotaped
presentations. Specially produced dance or theater videos are of
particular interest as opposed to concert tapes or other archival uses of
video. Also of interest are proposals for workshops, demonstrations of
software for dance or theater notation, choreographic analysis,
interactive studies and/or multi-media studies of performance in dance and
theater. Performances may be accepted, but will depend on the technical
needs and financial considerations. Submissions must include one page
description/abstract for presentation at the symposium, plus DVD, and
complete technical, performance and spatial needs.

Proposals for new, original, multi-disciplinary works will be accepted for
a "Commissioned" category. Each project must be created by a team
consisting of two or more members, and must combine two or more areas of
creative expression and contain a major technology component. Proposals
will be accepted for multi-media performances and concerts. Limited
installation space is available. Completed work will be presented during
the symposium. Limit one proposal per team. The proposed project must not
have been previously published, performed or exhibited. Awards will be
granted at the discretion of the Center. Submissions not accepted for
the commissioned category may also be reviewed for the general submissions
GENERAL INFORMATION: Commission proposals must include a paper describing
the proposed project, detailed technical and production requirements, and
a proposed budget. Accepted commissions will be awarded a stipend and a
residency at Connecticut College between February 25 - March 1 that will
- Installation of the commissioned work
- Rehearsals
- Scheduled presentations and workshops with students and faculty
- Attendance at the symposium
- Presentation of a paper describing the work at the symposium
- Performance of the accepted work
- mandatory attendance at the symposium, at least one member from each
discipline pertaining to the presented work.
- cooperation and flexibility
- responsibility for installing and presenting the "commissioned work"
Complete technical requirements must be included in the proposal for
equipment supplied by the team as well as requested from Connecticut
College; including audio/visual equipment, hardware, software, electrical
needs, projection, lighting, space requirements, etc.
Drawings or schematics are recommended. Additional campus assistance may
be available from the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology, Information
Services, Physical Plant and academic departments based on the details of
the proposal.
BUDGET: Submissions must include a comprehensive proposed budget outlining
project expenses, technical and equipment needs, performance fees, etc.
Sources of additional in-kind, financial and equipment support should be
AWARDS: Awards will be given in the amount of $3000 for each accepted
commissioned work. Payment will be in two parts: 50% upon acceptance, and
50% upon successful completion of project and attendance at the symposium.


(must be postmarked or emailed by date)
November 1, 2007: Commissioned Works Deadline
December 1, 2007: Commissioned Works Acceptance Notification
December 1, 2007: General Submission Deadline
December 21, 2007: General Acceptance Notification
January 31, 2008: Final papers must be received as PDF
February 25 - March 1, 2008: Residencies for Commissioned Works
February 28 - March 1, 2008: Symposium


Submissions, art works, slides, CDs, DVDs, VHS, tapes or scores will only
be returned if a self-addressed stamped envelope or packaging is provided.

Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology
Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Avenue - BOX 5365
New London, CT USA 06320-4196
phone: [860] 439-2001
email: email suppressed

The 11th Biennial Symposium is sponsored by Citizens Bank and the Chester
Kitchings Foundation, USA

For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.