Trampoline Nottingham – Platform for New Media Art
Urban Play

Deadline: 23rd October 2006
Event to be held on 23rd November 2006

The Theme – Urban Play:
The city is paved with pixels, the flow of traffic becomes the flow of bits, the flow of people, the flow of electrons. Streets and circuit diagrams become meshed. The race has begun.
Each one of us becomes a player in the game of the city, furiously manipulating the control pad, tapping buttons, flicking switches. Leaping from platforms, scaling the walls – the concrete/media playground is before us.
Hurtling around corners, lunging up surfaces, shooting through the streets.
Join the rush and surge of the city, find new ways to play the game.

Trampoline invites you to participate in Urban Play a one day event held on 23rd November in Nottingham, UK. Its objective is to merge video gaming, art and design with the investigation of the city space. The structures of the city are increasingly pervaded by new media with screens, cctv, electronic networks, mobile devices, implements often designed to control our movement through urban space and even to remove us from our surroundings. We wish to investigate how new media can form an even tighter relationship with our immediate environment – challenge and subvert its conventional structures – hacking the city.

What we are looking for:
We are searching for work which explores urban space and methods of play, in particular projects which combine these areas in examining and utilising new media elements of the city,
We invite you to submit proposals of urban games, creative computer games, video, interactive installation, audio guides, sound, music and performance – exploring play, gaming, new media and the city.

We especially encourage the submission of participatory works which promote a high degree of audience involvement – this includes informal exploratory workshops as well as completed projects.

Key points to focus the proposal on are:

  • The relation between the work and the city
  • The element of play
  • Its encouragement of audience participation

Submissions should include:

  • Images/documentation/videofootage
  • Description of work
  • CV

Please note for those submitting video works:
We would request that you send the full version of your video works in PAL avi data format if possible

Deadline to submit proposals is October 23rd 06
Submissions should be postmarked by this date

Please send your applications to:
Emma Lewis
Trampoline
14-18 Broadway Media Centre
Broad Street
Nottingham
NG1 3AL
UK

  • Urban Play intends to challenge our notions of gaming and the city;
  • Going beyond the playstation
  • Going beyond the screen
  • Going beyond the wall

Any queries please contact Emma Lewis emma@trampoline.org.uk +44 (0)115 8409272

Notes:

  • We will not be able to pay for artists’ travel costs to Nottingham
  • Work, which requires production budgets or extensive set-up times, cannot be taken on.