Deadline: 29 February 2016
Call for entries

Medialive 2016: Open Call For Submissions

MEDIALIVE
New Media Arts Festival at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
May 16-22, 2016

The annual MediaLive international new media arts festival will be held in Boulder, Colorado, USA May 16 – May 22, 2016.

Presented by Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA), MediaLive features performances, workshops, and dialogue that interface with current questions being raised by international live new media art. The fourth edition of MediaLive addresses the theme of “corruption”, and will be presented in conjunction with Boulder Startup Week.

The MediaLive curators seek to investigate the unique ways in which artists use media technologies to examine and communicate the contemporary condition. This year, they are accepting submissions for a collaborative i nstallation that addresses the festival’s theme and harnesses the capacities of technology companies located in Boulder, including QuickLeft, Galvanize, Twitter, GitHub, and Momotone, to create an interactive installation for the public in downtown Boulder.

Please send submissions to: BMoCA’s MediaLive Director, Nicole Dial-Kay, nicole@bmoca.org

Submissions should include:
• Artist name/s
• Address
• Telephone (optional)
• Email
• Bio (150 Words)
• Title of work
• Description of work (300 words)
• Either:
o Photo, SketchUp, or other image mockup of work
§ Uploaded video still captures should be full file
§ Uploaded/scanned photos and other images – minimum size: 300 dpi, 5″x 8″ (the larger the better), .jpg only
o Or URL where work can be viewed
§ Video work samples must be viewable online (personal website, YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox, etc.).
• Personal website, where possible
• CV
• List of tech needs not supplied by the artist/s

Successful applications will make use of the tools accessible to them through the collaboration with one or more of the technology companies listed below, and will embrace the MediaLive 2016 curatorial concept.

Technology Resources Available to Artists:

QuickLeft
A leading software development company that offers customers innovative design and development consulting as well as the software tools to illuminate and streamline the process utilizing their Adaptable Agile methodology.

QuickLeft offers:
• Public lighting element/facade that can be altered through
code/tweets
• Public-facing television screens
• Large, centrally located downtown window space

Momotone
Momotone is a Boulder-based technology startup creating the future of wearable computing by using cutting-edge digital fa brication and innovative interaction design.

Momotone offers:
• Laser cutter
• 3D Printer
• Fabrication tools
• Electronics hardware
• Large, centrally located downtown window space
• Community space for collaboration
• Art/technology expertise of 4 staff members

Galvanize
Galvanize is a network of modern campuses where you can learn the skills, knowledge, and network you need to make an impact.

Galvanize offers:
• Support of leading developers working in Galvanize
• Large, centrally located downtown window space

Twitter
Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called ‘tweets.’ Registered users can read and post tweets, but unregistered users can only read them.

Twitter offers:
• Social media optimization advice from Twitter experts
• Online support and marketing from Twitter Boulder

Github
GitHub is where people build software. More than 12 million people use GitHub to discover, fork, and contribute to over 30 million projects.

GitHub offers:
• GitHub coding support
• GitHub MediaLive page
• Large, centrally located downtown window space

ATLAS BTU (Blow Things Up) Lab
The ATLAS BTU Lab is a hackerspace located at CU Boulder.
BTU Lab offers:
• 3-D printer
• laser cutters
• watercolor robot
• sewing machine
• miscellaneous other tools and expertise

About MediaLive 2016:

MediaLive features a selection of ticketed performances, panel discussions, and workshops held at BMoCA, the CU Art Museum, the ATLAS Institute, and Boulder’s Civic Area Plaza. The 2016 edition also includes an exhibition curated by the University of Colorado’s Media Archeology Lab, and a temporary downtown installation created in collaboration with local technology companies.

About BMOCA:
Founded in 1972 by a group of local artists, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) is one of Colorado’s premier venues for the exploration of contemporary art. BMoCA provides enriching experiences for nearly 40,000 regional, national, and international visitors annually through innovative exhibitions and engaging programs for all audiences. In 1976, the organization moved to its current location in downtown Boulder, a 1906 historic landmark building that once served as a warehouse.

Throughout its history, BMoCA has been a vibrant cultural cornerstone in its community. Each year, the museum presents an ambitious exhibition schedule and an innovative series of educational programs for audiences of all ages and interests. By welcoming diverse aesthetics and perspectives, BMoCA provides an open forum for dialog and an investigation of contemporary art through the creative expression of ideas.

http://www.bmoca.org