Machinista Festival

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MACHINISTA FESTIVAL - artificial intelligence in art -
The Machinista festival celebrates artificial intelligence in the arts, presenting an international selection of works where the machine plays an essential role in the creative process.
The first Machinista in 2003 featured - over 120 artists/filmmaker/programmers on the festival website and CD ROM. - offline events in Moscow and Perm City in the Urals. http://www.machinista.ru/en
Machinista 2004 is set to be an even more significant event. - The Russian team are collaborating with major cultural and alternative venues in Glasgow, Scotland to create a significant offline festival to complement the 2004 CD-ROM and website. - In a few months a widespread call for participation will begin soliciting submissions from artists, designers, programmers, inventors, musicians, filmmakers, VJs, performers etc, who have work they wish to showcase in any of the following themes / categories:
1. "Art from the Machine: gleams of the inhuman". Works created completely or mostly by a machine.
2."Artists Against Machinic Standards". Breaking, destroying, hacking, unexpected (non-utilitarian?) usage of customary programs as an art experiment.
3."Full-Screen Robomania". Moving image works featuring: robots, cyborgs, artificial intelligence, life of machines, etc. single screen videos, film, animations, VJ mixes and visualiser software.
Two AI /arts experts (one UK based and one Russian based) oversee each theme. The six supervisors will collaborate remotely to critique entries and explain AI issues to a non-expert audience.
2 VACANCIES:
UK BASED SUPERVISOR: CATEGORY 1. " Art from the Machine: gleams of the inhuman".
UK BASED SUPERVISOR: CATEGORY 2. "Artists Against Machinic Standards".
A Category Supervisor's role is to...
- Briefly define and explain the themes for the call for participation in collaboration with Russian counterpart - Assist/advise in distributing the calls for participation (for circulation from Oct/Nov 2003 onwards) - Engage in dialogue with the offline festival event curators - Evaluate their favourite entries in a short written report for the festival publication (also distributed on CD ROM & website) - Present a summary of their categories during a panel/ forum at CCA Glasgow in May 2004
The fee for each position is 150 + travel and expenses.
Note: "Artificial Intelligence in Art" is taken to include not just visual arts but also music, performance, dance, architecture, design and crafts etc. applicants with knowledge of AI in any such field are welcomed.
To apply for these jobs please send resume/CV/biography with brief supporting statement to snipped-for-privacy@machinista.org.uk
DEADLINE : 30 September 2003.
Links
Machinista 2003 is at http://www.machinista.ru/en
For more on Machinista Glasgow 2004 keep an eye on http://www.machinista.org.uk
- please circulate - - apologies for cross posting -
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