Locative Cinema Commission, Artist Call

The Banff New Media Institute, ZER01, and Sundance Institute Announce the Locative Cinema Commission.

Joint Venture to Stimulate and Showcase New Media Technologies

The Banff New Media Institute at The Banff Centre, ZER01 and Sundance Institute announced the formation of The Locative Cinema Commission, a joint venture to stimulate and showcase the creation of a locative cinema project. The Commission is presently soliciting proposals.

The chosen artist or artists will realize their proposed project during a residency at The Banff Centre, to be completed by July 2010. They will also receive a $4,500 (four-thousand five hundred dollar) commissioning fee, related production funds, and will present their work at the 2010 01SJ Biennial from September 15 – 19, the 2011 edition of New Frontier at the Sundance Film Festival from January 20-30, and the 2011 Banff Summer Arts Festival.

The purpose of this commission is to use “locative cinema” as an apparatus through which artists can share their vision using place in ways that are both specific and generic, or at least transferable. The Commission understands the notion of “locative cinema” as a platform-agnostic apparatus through which artists share their vision of place. Any variation on how to present an artist’s work will be considered, from cell phones to the black box of the cinema, from mixed reality to street theatre, from GPS to handhelds, from distributed to ambient. Proposals will be evaluated on their ability to engage people using place as a key element of the experience.

Proposals will be accepted until August 3, 2009, and will be reviewed by a jury consisting of representatives from the 01SJ Biennial, Banff New Media Institute, and New Frontier/Sundance Institute. The jury’s selection is contingent on confirmation of the details of the proposal.

You should be prepared to provide :

  • Conceptual proposal, which should include the relationship of your project to place

  • Technical proposal, which outlines the basic parameters of how you imagine the project to be produced and to work and/or any issues you intend to resolve during your residency.

  • Proposed budget. The budget should indicate any confirmed or likely additional funding, if costs exceed the commission funding.

  • List of key collaborators describing their role and no more than 1 paragraph short bio of each person.

  • A complete resume(s) of key personnel

  • Links to examples of past work and any storyboards, etc. related to your proposal.

For more details and to submit application, visit : http://zero1.org/01sj/LCcall

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