NEoN Digital Arts Festival‘s theme this year is REACT. It will be exploring how artists use digital systems to create change within our social and political realities. NEoN was founded in 2009, and with every annual edition of the festival has hosted an artist-led symposium.
This year, there will be an expanded 3-day symposium and interconnected activities entitled, Re@ct: Social Change Art Technology (from the 6th to the 8th November 2019), chaired by Professor Joseph DeLappe (Abertay University, Dundee), Professor Sarah Cook (University of Glasgow) and Dr Laura Leuzzi (DJCAD, University of Dundee).
The festival will be accepting submissions for the following:
Many artists involved in digital arts have historically been prompted to react and respond to local, national, global, social and political crises (i.e. around issues of environmentalism, gender equality, exploitation, colonialism, militarism, emancipation). Re@ct will be a platform to critically examine the relevance and impact of past and present practices, theories and strategies – to engage an uncertain future through an exploration of the creative potential of digital art.
Rather than a typical academic symposium, this is instead an opportunity to engage with a broadened context of action – each day will involve multiple venues, talks, panels, walks, actions and performances spanning the city of Dundee, and in context of NEoN’s Festival format.
Submissions and proposals from creative practitioners and theoreticians from different perspectives and approaches including artists, activists, curators, art historians and designers, are welcomed!
DEADLINE: July 5th, 2019, 5pm GMT
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