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ELECTROFRINGE 2006 – CALL FOR PROPOSALS - DEADLINE WEDNESDAY MAY 31 2006

ELECTROFRINGE 2006 – CALL FOR PROPOSALS

DEADLINE WEDNESDAY MAY 31 2006

Electrofringe is now calling for proposals for this
year’s festival
from artists, media makers, curators, researchers,
writers,
producers, enthusiasts, etc.

Part of the ‘This Is Not Art’ umbrella of Festivals in
Newcastle,
NSW, this year Electrofringe will occur from 28th
September to 2nd
October and will feature artists from all over
Australia as well as
visiting international artists,

A heads up, hands-on, all-in festival of experimental,
electronic,
digital and new media arts and culture. It is
dedicated to unearthing
emergent forms, highlighting nascent trends and
encouraging
participants to explore technology and its creative
possibilities.
The directors for Electrofringe 2006 are Ben Byrne,
Cat Jones and
Sumugan Sivanesan.

Areas for investigation may include (but are not
limited to) hybrid
performances, media based practices, web, networked &
online
collaborations, wireless, wearable and locative
technologies, sensor
based interactions, software art, custom electronics,
experimental
interfaces, alternative energies, sound, video,
installation and more.

Electrofringe is a skills and arts development
festival consisting of
panels, workshops, masterclasses, artist presentations
and
performances and applicants are asked to make
proposals under one of
the following programming streams:

Panels
Panel-based discussion around a central topic or
theme. If proposing
a panel, please include a preliminary title and the
topic/theme/
argument to be discussed. Please also consider other
possible
panellists and a moderator.

Workshops
Skills development sessions (2-3 hours) aimed at
novices introducing
skills, concepts and techniques.

Masterclasses
Intensive workshops (generally run over 2 days), aimed
at
participants with a more detailed knowledge of the
skills/subject
involved.

Spa[v]ce
Artists presentations and discussions concerned with
evolving sound
and audio/visual practices.

Artist Talks
Presentation and discussion of works, techniques and
themes with
examples. Suitable for individuals, collectives and
collaborations.

Other
What else can you throw at us?

To submit a proposal go to www.electrofringe.net and
fill out the
‘Call For Proposals’ form.
We will contact you if we require any further
information.

The call for submissions for the ElectroProjections
screen program
will occur later in the year to allow for work
currently being
produced. Also, there are only limited opportunities
for exhibitions
and presentations of full works. Gigs will be arranged
by the This Is
Not Art Festival Gigs Coordinators with artists drawn
from the
festival program – please apply with the festival
format in mind (ie
if you want a gig you should consider a panel /
workshop as well).

www.electrofringe.net

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Sumugan Sivanesan / Ben Byrne / Cat Jones
Electrofringe Co-directors

Electrofringe 06
A festival of digital, electronic, new media and
experimental culture
September 28 - October 2
Newcastle New South Wales

http://www.electrofringe.net

EGROUP - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/electrofringe/

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The Australian Government is proud to be associated
with this
festival. This project was made possible by Festivals
Australia, an
Australian Government program which supports cultural
activity at
regional and community festivals.

Electrofringe 2005 gratefully acknowledges the
financial assistance
received from The Australian Council for the Arts, New
Media Arts,
The Australian Film Commission, New South Wales Film
and Television
Office and Newcastle City Council.

Presented in assocation with : ABC Radio National's
'The night air',
The Night Air is broadcast each Sunday from 7.10pm to
7.40pm and from
9.05pm to 10pm, and again on Saturday at midnight. The
Night Air is
an ever-changing radio composition of music, sounds,
ideas and stories.

Electrofringe partners include Electronic Arts School
of Contemporary
Arts University of Western Sydney, Rocketart Gallery,
Feild Gallery,
Newcastle Region Art Gallery, dLux media arts,
Newcastle LiveSites,
RealTime, Art Asia Pacific, vibewire.net and SBS Radio
Alchemy.

Electrofringe is brought to you by the Octapod
Association and is
part of the annual This Is Not Art festival.
www.octapod.org (02)4927
0470

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