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Announcements: 101010 UpStage Festival – call for proposals

This call for proposals was spotted on culturebot.org. Below is from the 101010 UpStage Festival website.

The fourth UpStage festival of cyberformance (live online performance) will be held on 101010 (10 October 2010). The call is now open for performance proposals.

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The 101010 Upstage Festival aims to create a participatory space for collaboration, creation, and for the presentation of current cyberformance. The festival provides a platform (and shares the technichal expertise) to enable artists to experiment with the new medium, and to have their work seen alongside performances by internationally renowned practitioners – in a celebration of the evolution and diversity of cyberformance practices.

090909 UpStage Festival Showreel from UpStage on Vimeo.

To submit a proposal, email the following information toinfo@upstage.org.nz:

* working title of your cyberformance and 3-4 sentences about it;
* names and locations of people involved;
* brief background/bios (not more than 300 words each);
* preferred time(s), in your local time, for presentation on 101010;
* contact email and postal address.
Performances can be on any theme or topic; the only rules are it must be no longer than 20 minutes, and must be created and performed in UpStage (for information about past festivals and performances, see the links at the left).

The deadline for proposals is 31 March 2010; the preliminary selection will be made by 30 April, with the public announcement of the selected performances on 1 September 2010.

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The festival will take place online in UpStage on 101010, with RL (’real life’) access nodes at locations around the world. If you are interested in hosting a RL access node, please contact us for further information and technical requirements.

Participating artists will be listed and acknowledged on the UpStage web site. We will endeavour to record all the performances and provide participating artists with copies for documentation, however this is dependent on volunteer resources.

UpStage is an open source venue for web-based performance and is licensed under the Creative Commons and GPL. All copyright of artworks remains with the artists; we encourage artists to use Creative Commons.

Any questions, please email info@upstage.org.nz.

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Caden Manson is a director, media artist, and teacher. He is co-founder of the media ensemble bigartgroup.com and network, blog, and publisher, contemporaryperformance.com. He has co-created, directed, video- and set designed 18 Big Art Group productions. Manson has shown video installations in Austria, Germany, NYC, and Portland; performed PAIN KILLER in Berlin, Singapore and Vietnam; Taught in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Montreal, NYC, and Bern; the ensemble has been co-produced by the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, PS122, and Wexner Center for The Arts. Caden is a 2001 Foundation For Contemporary Art Fellow, is a 2002 Pew Fellow and a 2011 MacDowell Fellow. Writing has been published in PAJ, Theater Magazine, and Theater der Zeit. Caden is currently an associate professor and graduate directing option coordinator of The John Wells Directing Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.

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