Medialab-Prado participe on the call for proposal to be developed within the European Urban Media Network for Connecting Cities. This 3-year Europe-wide initiative aims to create a networked infrastructure of urban screens and media facades to circulate artistic and socially relevant content.
This call is aimed at the selection of artistic and sociocultural proposals that use the mediafacades, digital facades and urban screens of the partners of this European network.
Deadline: November 4, 2012
Curated by: Nerea Calvillo
Connecting Cities Network aims to create a networked infrastructure of urban screens and media facades to circulate artistic and socially relevant content. The media facades will be transformed into local stages and open a global window for the public audience to create a dialogue and connect the local public virtually with the other places throughout Europe and beyond.
In 2013 through the topic Networked City 2013 will discuss the question of how urban media facades can become a catalyst for shared encounters in an identity-building temporary field of interaction across the borders of time and distance.
The curators of the Connecting Cities Network will select 9 artist projects for the Networked City 2013. These projects will be presented on the urban media facades of the participating cities and open live windows to the cities. The Connecting Cities Events within May and November 2013 will present simultaneously especially developed artists’ projects in all partner cities. The artists’ work will circulate within in the network and connect different cities with each other. All Connecting Cities Events will be followed by a research of audience and community development.The main challenge of Networked City will be to identify contents with relevance on an international level and to develop technology standards by comparing the different local and national circumstances and production conditions.
How can art projects be used to connect the local public virtually with remote places? What are the expectations and visions of our European neighbours? Networked City 2013 intends to connect local neighbourhoods through participatory processes.
Who can apply
This call is for creatores, artists, developers, programmers... either individuals or collectives with the necessary technical knowledge to develop the project autonomously. The project will be supported by Medialab-Prado in terms of technical and logistical guidance for its installation and presentation in its digital facade at the Plaza de las Letras.
The works should:
The projects should include and explore the following issues:
Fees and production budget
Artists' fee: 1.500 €
Production costs: 2.000 €
Call Deadline: November 4, 2012
Curators' selection deadline:
November 17, 2012. (coming soon)
Curators' and artists' workshop: February 1-4, 2013.
‘Joint Broadcasting Events’: From May to November, 2013
Check out here the technical information of the rest of the partners' digital facades and urban screens.