[dance-tech] Call for entries CYNETart competition 2006

  • From: Thomas Dumke <dumke@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 14:47:19 +0100

Call for entries CYNETart competition 2006
CYNETart_06humane – International competition for computer-based art

Body-images – image-body :: the bred, contstructed, staged, cultivated, homemade and self-designed human being

CYNETart festival and the perception of the human body
CYNETart has been showing new trends of cultural developments in the media arts since 1997. The consequences of the prevailing progress of civilisation and the introduction of new information technologies in all fields of social life led to the disembodiment of perception, thus triggering the examination of a new sensitivity for physical experience and for the perception of one’s own body. New modes arise in the practise of communication, to gain new kinds of information in general - and especially in relation to the body. The body becomes the carrier of genetic information, it becomes a statistical risk profile and hence a ressource for the management of populations. Today, the question about orientation in one's own body can be asked in a new way. Feeling one's body becomes a refuge.
The international festival focuses on the changed perception of the body caused by new information technologies. At this, the performance of the new technologies is less important, it is rather about their cultural potential for mediation. This applies f.i. to linkages between existential questions of humankind and their perception. It also applies to a more sensual approach to scientific methods of research and the interconnections between the arts.

Competition, participants, award donors and prize money
Media artists, choreographers and composers as well as scientists and computer specialists who work interdisciplinarily are invited to participate in the competition of CYNETart_06humane. Works from the fields of dance & technology, performances, audiovisual compositions, installations, net art, and new social and cultural strategies based on new technologies may be submitted to the competition.
All in all, CYNETart 2006 presents three awards. The CYNETart award donated by the Stiftung für Kunst & Kultur der Stadtsparkasse Dresden is endowed with 5,000 Euros. The CYNETart award donated by T-Systems Multimedia Solutions is endowed with 5,000 Euros. The sponsorship award of the Saxon Ministry of Science and the Fine Arts is endowed with 10,000 Euros. The award-winning works are selected from the submissions by an international expert jury.
Please find the complete information for the call for entries and the application form online on www.cynetart.de.

The deadline for submissions is March 20, 2006!

Trans-Media-Akademie Hellerau e.V. and The City of Dresden, Culture Office in co-operation with the European Centre for the Arts Hellerau

Project director CYNETart06_humane: Thomas Dumke, dumke@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Head of competition CYNETart06_humane: Dorothea Kupsch, kupsch@body- bytes.de

You get further information on www.cynetart.de and from Trans-Media-Akademie Hellerau e.V. Festspielhaus Hellerau, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 56 D-01109 Dresden, GERMANY Tel. +49-351-889 6665 Fax +49-351-34 000 33 Email PR (Susanne Bochmann): presse@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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