The changing face of ‘control’
First published 7 August 2012
Media artists from all over the world will have their work on show in Townsville this week as part of James Cook University’s Screengrab exhibition.
The annual exhibition and awarding of the New Media Arts prize, now in its fourth year, invited media practitioners working in screen-based arts to submit works on the theme of ‘Control’.
JCU’s New Media Arts Coordinator Mitch Goodwin said nearly 200 entries from media artists from 21 countries were received this year, including Australia, Japan, Germany, the UK, Brazil, Italy, the Netherlands, Turkey and the USA.
This week, 18 of these artists were shortlisted for the $5,000 New Media Arts Award and their works form the body of 4th International Screengrab Exhibition.
Mr Goodwin said all forms of screen-based media were encouraged to enter, including multi-channel video, digital illustration, audio sculpture, photography, generative media and 2D and 3D animation.
Existing works and those specifically designed for the award were required to address the award theme to be eligible for the New Media Arts award.
The opening event and exhibition is open to everyone in the community and entry is free.
Details of event:
Presentation of the New Media Arts Award
Friday August 10, 7pm
eMerge Media Space - JCU’s School of Creative Arts
Townsville campus, Douglas
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or tel (07) 4781 3142
For interviews/photos, contact Mitch Goodwin at email@example.com
Note to editors – video footage of samples of the works is available for publication
JCU Media contact: Caroline Kaurila (07) 4781 4586 or 0437 028 175