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paraflows 07 - annual convention for digital arts and cultures

We especially encourage international submissions.

PARAFLOWS 07, the annual convention for digital arts and cultures in
Vienna, is taking place for the first time, it features an exhibition, a
symposium, workshops, and various social events.
The topic of the 2nd annual convention for digital arts and cultures in
the city of Vienna is UN_SPACE.

"A body is defined by having length, width and depth." (Euclid)

In his Philosophy of Nature, Aristotle employs the three dimensions of the
body as the basis for his theory of space. For Aristotle, space is the sum
of all places occupied by bodies. Space is defined as the limit of the
surrounding body toward what is surrounded. This is a theory of relations
by which Aristotle rejects the definition of space as the void. Empty
space is an impossibility since space is always occupied and there can be
no in between.

If aside from the space a body occupies an empty space existed which it
enters, empty space and occupied space would overlap, resulting in an
unnecessary duplication of space" (Aristotle, Physics).

This year's Paraflows exhibition, titled UN_SPACE, is going to focus on
inaccessible, invisible, theoretical, and immaterial space per se. Virtual
spaces - a prominent issue in media and net art - as well as social and
personal space dimensions and territories (see Erving Goffman, Territorien
des Selbst) and real spaces like architectonic, geographic, or elementary,
are to be compiled, visualised, and discussed according to their
characteristics, their meaning, and their respective insufficiencies.

We also think of UN_SPACE as the elimination of distances, borders and
barriers interfering with cultural, social, political and media reality.
Concepts dealing with the development of inaccessible territories,
technical approaches and theoretical attempts are key aspects of this
year's exhibition. Please submit proposals featuring contemporary artworks
dealing with the topics mentioned above.

All proposals must be submitted via mail as PDF-files.

In special cases via snail mail.

Mandatory information for submissions to PARAFLOWS 07 - UN_SPACE:
1) name, institution (if existing), address, e-mail, phone number, website/s
2) submitted work: title, medium, author/artist, year of production
3) work description: 1 page max., photos are recommended
4) technical details, room/space requirements, technical
requirements(hardware, operating system, additional software)
5) additional information
6) biography
7) documentation of earlier projects and works (url, website will do)

Language: all submissions have to be in ENGLISH or GERMAN, projects
dealing with text must have English and/or German subtitles


data limita: 16/06/07

paraflows headoffice, c/o monochrom
QDK, Museumsplatz 1
A-1070 Vienna
tel: +43/650/20 49 451

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