Open call to artists - the submission deadline for the 3 Inch Canvas exhibition for art on mobiles is Monday, January 31, 2011. The exhibition is organised as part of Live Herring ’11 exhibition Text | Sound | Technology | Information at the Jyväskylä Art Museum March 22, 2011 to March 27, 2011. The theme of the 3 Inch Canvas exhibition is, the written and spoken word and its relation to images, connecting with the new possibilities offered by the latest mobile phone technology.
The second 3 Inch Canvas exhibition for art on mobiles
March 22, 2011 to March 27, 2011.
The Jyväskylä Art Museum, Jyväskylä, Finland
Curators: Sanna Sarva and Håkan Mitts.
Organised as part of Live Herring ’11 exhibition Text | Sound | Technology | Information.
The 3 Inch Canvas goes poetry in Jyväskylä!
Following the successful first 3 Inch Canvas exhibition for art on mobiles, the 3IC is now preparing a 2011 event! This second event seeks to further expand on the possibilities of communicating artistic ideas through mobile phones.
The 2011 exhibition is part of Live Herring ’11, a media art event held in the city of Jyväskylä, Finland. The exhibition will consist of two parts; one for art exhibited on mobile phones, and the other for interactive works via mobile and social connection. This is the call for art on mobiles.
Exhibition theme: Words become images
The theme of the 3 Inch Canvas exhibition is, the written and spoken word and its relation to images, connecting with the new possibilities offered by the latest mobile phone technology. The title of the exhibition is: “Words become images”.
We are looking for works of art inspired by the following concepts:
- Words: The text can be any form of short, readable text: poetry, aphorisms, micro-novels, new forms of textual art. You create it, you name it!
- Images: A visual, artistic interpretation of or reaction to the text. The sky is the limit, but we expect that most works will be delivered in the form of videos.
- Mobile: The artwork should be tailored for being exhibited on a mobile phone with a large, high quality screen (see technical details below).
Open call to artists
The second 3 Inch Canvas exhibition is open to all artists. The submission process has two phases:
- Submit a proposal of the artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for the submission is Monday, January 31, 2011. Notification of acceptance (see details below) by Monday, February 7, 2011.
- Submit the final artwork no later than Monday, February 28, 2011
The exhibition format – mobile phones in the museum display the artworks
The exhibition will follow the concepts of the 2010 exhibition. The visitors will access the artwork via 10 mobile phones placed into the museum’s exhibition space. Each mobile phone will present the works of a single artist or artist group. This year we are looking into the possibilities of also projecting the works from the mobile phones onto large screens, the details of this are still open at this time.
Artwork of the day – showcasing the works on the web
The 2010 exhibition got a lot of visitor feedback. Interest was shown in receiving artwork directly on the visitor’s own mobile phones. As the 3 Inch Canvas project is always looking for new ways to use mobile phones to promote art, the artworks of the 2011 exhibition (provided the artist gives his/her permission) will also be distributed outside the museum from a special web service. Users can access this service to retrieve an “Artwork of the day” during and after the exhibition. This means that the artwork will reach a much wider audience than just those people who will have the opportunity to visit the museum.
The 2011 3 Inch Canvas exhibition is curated by Sanna Sarva and Håkan Mitts. Works can be accepted on 2 levels:
- For exhibition on location at the Jyväskylä Art Museum. Works from 10 artists will be selected to be featured on separate devices in the museum. Each accepted artist can submit multiple works.
- For inclusion in the exhibition’s “Artwork of the day” service. Videos and interactive webart can be accepted for this category, Windows Phone 7 applications cannot be distributed. The number of participants is not limited. Each accepted artwork will be featured as “The artwork of the day” for one single day. Featured artworks can also be retrieved later. Works accepted for exhibition at the Jyväskylä Art Museum will automatically be accepted for the “Artwork of the day” service.
This year the exhibition will be presented on Windows Mobile 7 devices sponsored by Microsoft. We accept submissions into two technical categories:
- Video. Videos should preferably be in HD or full HD format (16:9 aspect ratio, 720p, 1080p or 1080i). Audio is very much encouraged; please. note that audio tracks will be played over the phone’s loudspeakers (not headset) so very quiet sounds might not be audible.
If the artwork is submitted as a video, the organizers will integrate it into the device. In the exhibition, video-based works will be presented using an application on the phone. The application is provided by the organizers.
Videos should preferably be less than 2-3 minutes long.
- Interactive art. The proposal can also be for an interactive application or website (webart). If the submission is an application, it must work on Windows Phone 7 (Silverlight or Visual Basic application). The artist submitting the work must do the development work and is responsible for testing the application before submission.
If the submission is webart/a web site, the web site must be compatible with the built-in web browser for Windows Phone 7. The artist is responsible for testing the web site. The artist submitting the work is also responsible for hosting the web site and making sure the web site is available during the exhibition period .
Participation in the exhibition is free of charge for the artists. The artist retains full rights to all artworks. Artwork featured on the “Artwork of the day” service will be free to download by the public.
The 3 Inch Canvas is planning to organize a workshop to help artists with the technical implementation for their works. If you are interested in participating in the exhibition and would like some technical help, please send mail to email@example.com and indicate what kind of help would be useful and where you live. If there is enough interest, we will arrange a workshop in February 2011.
The overall organization of the full LiveHerring’11 event is managed by the Live Herring, a regional artist of film and media in Central Finland (Soile Ollikainen and Päivi Hintsanen). The exhibition space is provided by the Jyväskylä Art Museum. The exhibition is being sponsored by Microsoft (Finland).
You can directly contact the curators by sending mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.