Phoenix is currently seeking proposals for new web-based artworks, exploring the theme of idleness in online space.
Phoenix is Leicester’s centre for independent cinema, art and digital culture. Our programme presents exhibitions and projects by artists from across the world, for free. Over the past six years we’ve worked with a range of internationally significant artists, including Julian Oliver, Semiconductor and Anab Jain.
As technology becomes ever more deeply embedded in our everyday lives, digital culture offers new ways of understanding the world, helping us make sense of things and challenging us to think differently. This is why we are delighted to offer two artists a commission to explore and produce a web-based artwork responding to the theme of idleness:
What does it mean to be idle in this post-post-internet world?
How does our time occupy today’s digital space?
Are we being productive during screen time?
We encourage an open interpretation of the theme from artists of any discipline and background and are open to any form of online work as long as it primarily accessed via a website.
The Break Down:
- Two commission fees available
- £450 each
- To be promoted and backlinked to by phoenix.org.uk
- To be hosted by the artist on their own webspace
If you would like to apply please email [email protected] your artist statement and CV along with a 500 word description of your project idea. Please include the subject as ‘idle web’. Likewise, if you would like to discuss the brief and your ideas get in touch.
Deadline: Midnight on Thur 20 Feb.