a-m-b-e_r 2007, body-process arts festival


call for interactive installations

a-m-b-e_r is organizing an international art and new media festival in Istanbul in November 2007, around the theme of “voice and survival”. The platform will include stage performances, interactive installations, workshops, and artist presentations and seminars.

The theme of a-m-b-e_r’07 is Voice and Survival in a world of technologically mediated and globally distributed risk and comfort. New technologies present themselves as new tools of survival. Survival in a good life, however, also depends on the maintenance of a proper voice. The voice is the medium to embody our plight, our plea for recognition and our stance on things. As we now use more technology than ever to mediate our voice, the latter undergoes a transformation.

We are interested in installations that explore the theme of “voice and survival” in the here and now of the word. However do not shy away from participating if you cannot readily link “the theme” to your work. We see the theme as a tool to think and work with, and the festival as an opportunity to raise an artistic voice. You alone will define that voice.

We also encourage outdoor installations all over Istanbul. You will soon find more visual and textual information about the possibilities of the city on our web site.

The selected works will be exhibited in a-m-b-e_r’07. The artists may also be asked to present their works in the seminars.

As thing stand now, the festival organization will cover the installation related expenses and artists’ accommodation only. We would appreciate if you seek alternative ways of financing other expenses.

Event dates: 9-17 november 2007

Ekmel Ertan

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