Slingshot 2014, ATHENS, USA
SLINGSHOT, THE NEW FESTIVAL OF MUSIC, ELECTRONIC ARTS AND TECH IN ATHENS, GA, TAKES OVER DOWNTOWN MARCH 21-22, 2014. SPREAD OVER 4 CITY BLOCKS, SLINGSHOT SPOTLIGHTS INTERNATIONAL, NATIONAL AND LOCAL ACTS ON STAGE, BOUNDARY PUSHING ARTWORKS THROUGHOUT THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT, AND A TECH CONFERENCE WITH LEADING INNOVATORS.
SLINGSHOT invites proposals for completed or new artworks for the 2014 edition of the festival, March 20-22, 2014, in Athens, Georgia (USA).
Proposals are invited for new or existing works in one of the following categories:
Installation. Installations involving any media will be considered. Installations may be proposed for specific sites if desired.
Performance. Any type of performances for any type of site or venue will be considered. Performances with musicians may be submitted here or under the separate Call for Music.
Mobile Media. Any work involving mobile devices, including locative media.
Sound. Sound works with 2-8 channels of audio. Sound works are intended for a mobile audience (not seated) who may enter and leave at will in the middle of a work. Our audio/projection space is equipped with an 8 channel speaker array with speakers at the vertices of a cube. Sound works for other configurations may also be considered. Sound works with video components should be submitted under the “Video” category. Sound works with other elements may be submitted under “Installation” or “Other.”
Video / Audiovisual. Single channel SD or HD digital video for LCD screens or projection, with sound in stereo, 5.1 surround, or 8 channels (cube configuration).
Works may be programmed in our audio/projection space. Video works for other than one projection screen or one LCD monitor should be submitted under “Installation” or “Other.”
Other. Any type of work that does not fit the above categories.
SITES: Artworks will be presented in a wide range of indoor and outdoor venues within a 4 block area of downtown. Artists may describe the type of site desired, and may make site-specific proposals for sites within or near the festival area.
Questions about sites: art@SLINGSHOTathens.com. Map: http://bit.ly/14tEweM
EXHIBITION DURATION: Most works will be scheduled for 1-2 nights. Works not requiring security may exhibited for a longer period.
INSTALLING WORK: Artists are responsible for installing and de-installing their own work (except for works in the “Video” and “Sound” categories). SLINGSHOT will make an effort to provide installation assistance.
FUNDING: Funding cannot be promised for the selected artworks or artists, but we will support efforts by the selected artists to obtain outside funding. Limited funding may be available for certain selected artists. Costs for shipping, installing and insuring artworks or equipment are the responsibility of the artist.
Every effort will be made to protect artworks during the exhibition, but we cannot be held responsible for damage.
PROMOTION: Every effort will be made to document work in the festival.
Selected works may be included in the national promotion campaign.
Documentation will be made available to the artists.
Complete submission consists of the online form, including
URLs for documentation of the work and for artist CVs.