Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Unique screening opportunity for interactive and film and video artists

The Public in West Bromwich are accepting submissions for two unique open exhibitions; TOUCHINTERACTIVE 2011, the UK’s first open exhibition specifically for digital interactive artwork, and SCREENING 2011, an open exhibition for film and video artists. Read more… The West Bromwich arts centre, famed for its commitment to digital arts, features a number of fixed interactive artworks including work by Blast Theory and Lia & Miguel Carvalhais, together with a changing programme of work by internationally renowned artists. The open exhibitions, which are free to enter, will provide a rare opportunity for both early career and professional interactive, film and video artists from across the country and internationally to showcase their work alongside such distinguished artists. TOUCHINTERACTIVE 2011 will display selected artwork on The Public’s many touch-screens, viewed by a weekly audience of thousands. Artwork must be fun and intuitive, and engaging for audiences of all ages. Submissions are also being accepted for SCREENING 2011 for single channel work – with or without audio – suitable for large scale projection or monitor display. Artists are invited to submit moving-image works which must not exceed 30 minutes. Budding filmmakers will see their work screened within the iconic arts centre. The deadline for submissions is Friday 26 November 2010. Download the application forms below: Application form: TOUCHINTERACTIVE 2011 Application form: SCREENING 2011 The artwork will be selected by the curatorial and technical teams at The Public. Successful applicants will be notified by 17 December 2010. The selected applications will be exhibited at The Public in January and February 2011. Priority will be given to early career artists and filmmakers and those living or working in the West Midlands. For more information about all events at The Public visit or call the box office on 0121 533 7161.

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