Open Call for Artists: Media Cube in Central Library Oodi
Wed 16.10. - Wed 23.10.2019
Helsinki Central Library Oodi, Töölönlahdenkatu 4
Media Cube is a media art project that brings together artists and a new kind of immersive platform, the Kuutio venue in the new Central Library Oodi in Helsinki. The focus in the project workshops and exhibitions will be on works that engage both the venue and the audience. All professional artists who are interested in immersive media art are eligible nationally, regardless of their specialisation or discipline. Deadline for applications is 31th August 2019 at 16:00.
The workshops will be held at Central Library Oodi, from 16–18 October 2019 and from 21–23 October 2019. The workshops as well as any excursions and accommodation during them will be free for the selected artists. Two of the artworks envisaged in the workshops will be selected for implementation, and they will be presented in the Kuutio venue in February and April 2020. The artists responsible for the two works will each receive a fee of 2,000 euros. Audience workshops will be organised in conjunction with the presentation of the works.
Teaching language in the workshop is Finnish, but also English can be used if necessary. Most of the teaching materials will be in Finnish. More information about the open call here.
The project workshops will be run and the exhibition curated by Helsinki-based media artists Jukka Hautamäki (b. 1971) and Marko Tandefelt (b. 1968).
The project is a collaborative effort by Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Central Library Oodi, University of the Arts Helsinki, and Artists’ Association MUU. It is coordinated by regional artist for artistic expertise Annika Dahlsten.
Main organiser: Arts Promotion Centre Finland
Partners: Central Library Oodi, University of the Arts Helsinki, and Artists’ Association MUU