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Spectral Illuminations IV

A projection mapping exhibition presented with Beakerhead and Calgary Public Library.

Date: September 20, 2019, 8:00 – 11:00pm
Location: Memorial Park Library (1221 2nd St. SW)
Deadline to Apply: June 15, 2019

We are seeking local artists who are interested in developing a projection mapping project that is inspired by the Memorial Park Library. Artists will have access to the interior and exterior of the Memorial Park Library to project their work for one night on September 20, 2019, during Beakerhead.

The selected artists will be working with EMMEDIA and a Memorial Park Library representative to have access to the space during the summer as they develop their project. They also have open access to EMMEDIA’s resources including equipment and edit suites. Selected artists do not need previous experience with projection mapping and will also have free access to a series of projection mapping workshops to help develop their project during the summer.

EMMEDIA’s programming committee selects proposals through a peer review process and is based on the artistic merit of the project, relevance to the site, the feasibility of the proposed project, and the ability of EMMEDIA to provide appropriate space and/or support for the project.

EMMEDIA will pay a $500 artist fee for all works that are completed and presented.

About EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society

Since its inception in 1979, EMMEDIA has maintained a two-part mandate: to support both the production and presentation of media arts. EMMEDIA responds to a broad community by offering affordable access to media art production tools and facilities, services, technical and educational support, an array of production programs and residencies, and a year-round schedule of public exhibition programs including the PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival. Our programs strive to foster artistic dialogue and engagement through complementary activities such as artist talks and panel discussions, workshops and publications.

For more information, visit emmedia.ca.

About Beakerhead Creative Society

Beakerhead Creative Society is an educational and experiential charity that brings together the arts, sciences, and engineering sectors to build, engage, compete, and exhibit interactive works of art, engineered creativity and entertainment. Year-round programming and community-connecting culminate in a five-day citywide spectacle consisting over 60 events centred around delightfully bizarre engineered installations and artworks.

For more information, visit beakerhead.com.

About Calgary Public Library

Founded in 1912, the Calgary Public Library has grown to become the second largest library system in Canada, and the sixth largest municipal library system in North America. It’s home to over 700,000 members, who enjoy free access to books, eresources, services, and programs available at 21 community libraries that welcome more than 6.8 million visitors each year. Memorial Park Library is one such community library and was Calgary’s first public library location.

For more information, visit calgarylibrary.ca.

Submission Guidelines

All submissions must include the following components:

  • Proposal: Clearly describe the proposed project.
    • How will the project respond to the site that it occupies in Memorial Park Library?
    • Please provide details about your spatial and material requirements, including equipment needs. We realize this may change and will be eventually worked out during workshops and in consultation with EMMEDIA staff if the artist is selected.
    • Describe the location that you potentially want to utilize. We encourage artists to visit the library during their regular business hours to get a feel for the space and where they want their project to occupy. See floor maps for inspiration and more information on certain areas of the library by visiting emmedia.ca.
    • We realize your project will change and evolve as you develop the project over the summer so you are not tied down to what you originally proposed. We just want a sense of what you want to accomplish for this project.
  • Curriculum Vitae (maximum of two pages): This will help us understand your artistic background and determine your feasibility of completing this project.
  • Images/Support Material: Up to 10 images and/or up to three examples of video.
    • Digital images should be in JPG format. File names should correspond to the image list.
    • For video submit only the material that demonstrates your artistic accomplishments related to the proposed project, and please limit each example to five minutes in length. Please submit video/audio files through file transfers via Dropbox, WeTransfer etc., or through file sharing sites like Youtube, Vimeo, etc.
  • Image List and/or Video List: All images and/or video files must be numbered and labelled to match the corresponding list with descriptions.

All submissions must be in electronic format only. Please email submissions to programming@emedia.ca.

For more information on applying, please contact Vicki Chau, Programming Director by emailing programming@emmedia.ca or calling 403.263.2833 during our regular business hours (Tuesday to Saturday, 12:00 to 6:00pm).

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