"Animate Projects, with support from the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, invites UK-based artists and animators to submit proposals for films that - in a broad sense - explore, question, subvert or confound our expectations of art and the 'digital'.
To apply, read the guidelines and download the submission form from the Opportunities section. The deadline for proposals is 4pm, 24 August 2011.
The Digitalis Commissions are part of Digitalis, a strand of activities for 2011 that focus on the potential of the digital space as a site for artistic production."
Fig.1 Teaser for "AnimateTV - 20 Years of Experimental Animation from the UK" (DVD features acclaimed works by key figures in British artists’ animation, including Phil Mulloy, Paul Bush, Sarah Cox, Tim Macmillan, Run Wrake, Petra Freeman, Ruth Lingford, Jonathan Hodgson, AL and AL, Keith Piper, Andrew Kötting, Semiconductor, Chris Shepherd, David Shrigley, Stephen Irwin and Simon Faithfull).
Fig.2 Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries (2008). "I'm Sucking on a Tailpipe in Seoul"
Agora Phobia (digitalis) is a project taking place in physical as well as virtual environment. It deals with the flexible concept of safety in public and private spaces. Agora Phobia (digitalis) challenges the viewer/participant to go into the experiences related to isolation, safety, vulnerability and private/public. Inside the "isolation pillar" pictured above the visitor can engage in a closed internet dialogue with a person living in isolation. These people are for example a prison, a nun, a hermit, an agoraphobic person, a refugee. Extracts of the dialogues are published in the website where also the public can take part in discussion and send messages.
Find further information on Karen Lancel's Web site.