To survive you have to be versatile, to adjust, and to evolve.
Migration describes the flow of transformation. Migration applies to everything from the smallest of cells to the entire planet. It is a fundamental pace.
Change, development, and shift of language, place, and medium, are at the centre of Paraflows .X – DIGITAL MIGRATION. Translation of contents, transposition of the pitch, headlines, subtitles, any and all topics and fields have long been made compatible with art. Reminiscences to everyday life are made, research is done abroad, and the artists present their experiences coloured by their own filters to an off-context audience in off-context places.
The rising number of worldwide artist in residence-programmes demonstrates what role is accredited to the mobility of artists and how highly valued the influence of every visit abroad is. New worlds are unclosed and movements across borders are encouraged.
Yet, migrant strategies are not just expanding in the physical space but also in media spaces. More than ever before, real space spreads out into the digital space. Therefore, the field of migration is expanded by networks and data carriers.
What share of communication is held digitally? Which pictures go around the world?
Media art is getting long in the tooth. What happens to a system and to hardware when new platforms and programmes take over? What happens to art that depends on historical technology and was especially developed for it? How do we counteract ubiquitous migration and conserve an image of the time? Archives and web accumulators, past technologies – what does the future of the past look like?
Paraflows .X wants to explore and tackle these challenging topics. You are kindly invited to hand in projects, works, and concepts.
Mandatory information for submissions:
- name, institution (if existing), address, e-mail, phone number, website/s
- submitted work: title, medium, author/artist, year of production
- work description: 1 DIN A4-page maximum
- technical explanation, room/space requirements (hardware, operating system, additional software)
- CD with 1-2 high resolution, printable images
- documentation of earlier projects, e.g. a link to your website
Language: all submissions have to be in English or in German or need to have subtitles in one of the two languages. Works in any other language have to include a text list in either German or English. We especially encourage international submissions.
Pls send your application as pdf file via e-mail to: office(at)paraflows.at
or ship to: