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24/04/2013
Capturing ambience has major reward
JCU’s international Screengrab competition is in its fifth year and artists from across the world are invited to enter for a chance in the $5000 New Media Arts Prize.

Capturing ambience has major reward

First published 24 April, 2013

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James Cook University’s international Screengrab competition is in its fifth year and artists from across the world are invited to enter for a chance in the $5000 New Media Arts Prize.

The competition, and its companion exhibition in July/August 2013 for short-listed applicants, is sponsored by JCU’s School of Creative Arts.

Mitch Goodwin, creator of the annual award, said SoCA was inviting digital practitioners working in screen-based media to submit works on the theme of ‘ambience’.

“The 5th International Screengrab New Media Arts Award seeks works that explore the theme of ambience – personal, virtual and commercial - and all its private, political and social connotations,” he said.

“Creators, imagineers and explorers of big data, augmented reality, data aesthetics, generative art, audio/visual collage and interactive environments are encouraged to submit works that address the theme of the ambience.

“Big beautiful data is everywhere. Sounds are everywhere. Images are everywhere. The network sends and receives everything. We capture, post, follow, share and archive. Data becomes us.”

Mr Goodwin said all forms of screen-based media are encouraged, including multi-channel video, digital illustration, audio sculpture, photography, generative media and 2D & 3D animation.

Existing works and those specifically designed for the award must address the theme of ‘ambience’ to be eligible for the New Media Arts award.

Prize money: AUS $5000

Artefact deadline: July 1

Exhibition opening and Award announcement: July 26

For the application form and entry guidelines, visit: http://screengrab.info

The project is sponsored by JCU’s School of Creative Arts and the eMerge Gallery.

All enquiries to screengrab@jcu.edu.au phone +61 7 4781 3142

JCU Media contact: Caroline Kaurila (07) 4781 4586 or 0437 028 175