Call for entries
Deadline: 10 March 2014

Call – Mobile Art(s) & Network(s) Awards 2014

In the framework of the VIA festival and in partnership with the « Coupole Numérique » (a new platform linking various structures working in the digital sphere in the region of Mons-Belgium) Mons 2015 European Capital of Culture, Transcultures, Digital and Sound Arts Centre present, with the support of Mons 2015, an introduction to the Net Art in 3 days dedicated to the various Net Art forms. On this special occasion, Transcultures launch a call for proposals for its 2014 Mobile Awards 2014 – Art(s) & Network(s), special “Art on Web”.

Eligibility criteria

* The artistic net art work can be created by one artist or a collective.
* The project can be a new piece, an adaptation or a new version of a previous work
* The artwork can be a “work in progress”, but in a state which can be shown and understood by the audience


* No specific theme, but we will pay particular attention to net art works which:
o take a critical look at the complexity of the Web, its “neutrality” or its social/political « commitment », at our social networks habits or at real time data visualization
o question our relationship to society, media, news
o question the notions of Net Art, creativity on/by the Web
o provide strong visual, sonic or poetic aesthetics

* exemples :
o the revolving internet
o blimp-on-deepskyblue
o dreamlines
o rgridflow
o #tweetscapes
o socialcollider
o …

Technical criteria

* The video projection will consist of two HD projectors forming one screen (minimum 800px * 2400px )
* The work must be responsive to the screen size or be easily adaptable
* A standard Web version of the art work is a plus (so the public can also see it at home)
* No mouse/keyboard/webcam interaction, these interfaces will be accessible for the public (although there may be such interactions in the standard Web version) .
* Interactivity with the public is possible via the microphone, a Web upload through an e-form, filling an online form, feeds (atom/rss) or via mobile interface (tablets, smartphones)
* The work must be available online; it should be possible to integrate it via the web beacon