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CFP - DAL & ADA Interactive Screen Work

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Aotearoa Digital Arts (ADA) Network & Digital Art Live
16 Mar 2014
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Digital & Technology



Digital and Interactive Art Exhibition Opportunity - Call out for interactive and digital practitioners

Digital Art Live (DAL) in association with Aotearoa Digital Arts network (ADA) are calling for applications from creative practitioners interested in presenting digital interactive works during the  9th ADA symposium in Auckland September 12-14 2014.

We invite artists to take this opportunity to create works that explore the ADA symposium thematic Space : Network : Memory. This symposium is part of the ADA project Mesh Cities which is a multi-city symposium that emerged out of the events and transitional architectures of Christchurch, engaging in discussions of urban space, social engagement, memory and speculative futures.

We are interested in proposals questioning the role that digital networks are playing in our ability to reveal and understand the layers of a city and how this affects contemporary practices in art, architecture, urban planning and related fields. We invite responses that might engage physically, psychologically, spiritually and/or playfully with the visible and hidden structures and systems of Auckland / Tamaki Makaurau.

The final work will have to support engagement with a public audience owing to an interactive component in the project.

The DAL interactive screen located at the Aotea Centre in Auckland CBD is required as an essential part of the project.

The successful project will be exhibited at the Aotea Centre for at least four week and up to eight weeks, dependant on programming demands.

The successful applicant will also have access to the three video walls located in the Sir Paul Reeves building on AUT City Campus located in the Auckland CDB.

A 1 hour time slot per day during the exhibition and a longer time slot during the ADA symposium would be available, subject to approval from the AUTV team.

The work has to be ready to be showcased by August 2014.

DAL will support the selected work with technical support, promotion, a NZ$1,200 fee and possible production costs.

We advise artists to visit the DAL interactive space and to have a look at the technical information available on

The AUTV video walls in the Sir Paul Reeves building welcome HD files with a 1920x1080 resolution, to find out more technical specifications, and general information, about AUTV go to the website at (Please note that due to the public nature of the space in the Sir Paul Reeves building the AUTV video walls cannot run material that requires an audio track).

About Digital Art Live

Digital Art Live is a collaboration between Colab (the AUT University creative technology centre focused on innovation and creativity through new technologies) and THE EDGE (the New Zealand's leading performing arts centre) to showcase local and international digital artworks in a unique interactive space. Located in the New Zealand leading performing art centre, DAL’s mission is to bring the world of creative technology into the public domain by providing a space that encourages the audience to perform and be part of the art work.

The main interface of DAL is made up of 12 Samsung thin flat screens organised into a large composite measuring 4100mm x 1737mm. The basic set up includes a webcam and a kinect camera, a PC and a Mac. Softwares such as Max/MSP/Jitter and Isadora processing can be used to manage the interactivity.

About ADA

The Aotearoa Digital Arts Network is New Zealand's national research network for critical discussion and presentation of digital and media arts.

About AUTv

AUTV is AUT University’s new digital media channel. AUTV is “on air” seven days a week, screening on three large video walls in the Sir Paul Reeves Building situated on AUT’s city campus. Featuring material created by AUT students, staff and affiliates, AUTV is a showcase for the best of what AUT does. It’s a place where anyone - from students to staff, from potential employers to public passers-by - can immerse themselves in works from the creative cutting edge of the University.

Terms and conditions

  • Proposals have to be developed including a component suitable to the DAL screen.
  • Successful projects will be exhibited at DAL at THE EDGE for at least three weeks and up to ten weeks, dependant on programming demands. 
  • The successful applicants will work closely with CoLab and the DAL coordinator to realise the installation of their work.
  • The rights to the finished work will remain with the artist and the work will be able to be exhibited or screened publicly after the one-month THE EDGE screening period has elapsed.
  • The successful projects will be documented in an online archive on CoLab and THE EDGE websites.
  • The successful applicants will have to respect and work within the technical capabilities of the set-up.
  • The successful applicants will be able to negotiate access to the Interactive Suite in CoLab and its equipment.
  • Technical support in relation to the installation of the work will be supplied by DAL. All testing and services will be arranged through the DAL coordinator.
  • The successful applicants must be available to realise the proposed work before the end of August 2014.

How to apply?

Please submit the following in your application:

  • A completed technical brief (page 3)
  • A completed artistic form (page 4)
  • A budget for production costs if relevant
  • Support material of the proposed work included in the artistic form: 
  • Up to five images
  • Up to five URLs

Check the information and download the application forms at

Please ensure that:

  • the application is emailed as a PDF document.
  • your name appears on all pages of the application. 

Please email your application and support material to before 16 March.

Selection criteria

Selection criteria includes:

  • the quality of the proposed idea
  • its relevance to the ADA symposium theme
  • its feasibility

A selection panel will be comprised of a Director of CoLab, one Producer and Public Programmes Director from THE EDGE, the DAL coordinator, two ADA representatives and the CoLab interactivity Lab coordinator.

Project Timeline

  1. Call out 30 January 2014
  2. Expressions of Interest received 16 March 2014
  3. Successful applicant 27 March 2014
  4. Start of the exhibition in conjunction with Space : Network : Memory Auckland Symposium 12 September 2014

Contacts For further information or to discuss your application, please contact Nolwenn Hugain-Lacire, the DAL coordinator:

Key skills

Artists who can propose work that fits within the parameters of the Call for Interactive works for the Digital Art Live Screen in Aotea Square, and AUT University in Auckland

How to apply

Nolwenn Hugain-Lacire, the DAL coordinator:

Written by

Aotearoa Digital Arts network

2 Feb 2014