Calling all digital artists: The Space wants you

Calling all digital artists: The Space wants you

In the intersection of technology and art, the question is not whether there are brilliant ideas, but where to find them.

That’s where the Space Open Call comes in. From now until July 11 — just in time for London’s first technology week — artists worldwide are invited to submit their ideas for an original digital art piece with the aim of having it produced.

The Space Arts, a group created by the BBC and the Arts Council with the intent of creating a digital art platform that promotes technical and artistic freedom of expression, will accept submissions of original ideas.

This open call is the first in a series organized by The Space. The aim is to find the best new talent and commission the most original work from a variety of artistic and technical backgrounds to be produced and developed for The Space.

An art hackathon to launch the open call took place at the Tate’s Turbine Hall with over 140 contributors resulting in some 40 projects. Their mission: Take any form of data and turn it into art in 24 hours.

The shortlisted projects were judged according to data use, creative output and impact. The winning teams will be commissioned by The Space to research and develop their projects to the next stage.

  • First Prize – $echo (Guy Armitage, Ron Herrema, Gavin Clark, Marko Kirves)
  • Second Prize – Perspective (Robert Wollner, Adam John Williams)
  • Third Prize – The Glasshouse (Tom Berman, Tomas Ruta, Emil Wallner, Charlotte Webb, Matthew Gardiner).

The call is open to anybody over age 18.

➤ The Space Open Call

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