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From: Anna Kindvall <info  electrohype.org>
Subject: [Electrohype Info] Call for entries: Electrohype 2008
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 15:17:01 +0100

Call for entries: Electrohype 2008
the fifth biennial for computer based and technological art
Malmö Konsthall - Nov 2008 - Jan 2009

Deadline: April 18th 2008 - material sent via ordinary mail should be  
postmarked by this date.

Electrohype 2008 will be the fifth biennial for computer-based art in  
Sweden. Electrohype is pleased to announce this call for entries for  
the exhibition that will be a follow up to the previous large  
Electrohype exhibitions in 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006.

The exhibition will for the second time take place at Malmö Konsthall  
(also 2004). The duration of the biennial will be from mid November  
2008 to beginning of January 2009. Malmö Konsthall was opened in 1975  
and is one Europe's largest and most flexible exhibition halls for  
contemporary art. The annual number of visitors are approximately 200  

The exhibition will present works by 5 - 8 artists or artist groups.  
To give the exhibition a broad perspective we are looking for Nordic  
as well as international artists.

Important dates

Deadline for this call for entries April 18th 2008
Exhibition opening mid November 2008
Exhibition closing beginning of January 2009
Exact date will soon be announced.

Please feel free to re-distribute this call.

What kind of art are we looking for?

Electrohype has since the start in 1999 focused on what we choose to  
call computer based art. Art that runs of computers and utilizes the  
capacity of the computer to mix various media, allow interaction with  
the audience, or machines interacting with each others etc. in other  
words art that can not be transferred to "traditional" linear media.  
This might seem as a narrow approach but we have discovered that it  
gives us a better focus on a genre that in no way is narrow.

We are not looking for "straight" video art (even if it is edited on  
a computer) or still images rendered on computers and other material  
that refers to more "traditional" media forms. Forms were the  
traditional tools have been replaced with computers and software.

Curators for the biennial are Anna Kindvall and Lars Gustav Midbøe.

You can submit with our online form or download the application form  
as PDF-file. You have to use one of these two forms to submit to our  
This can be found on this address: <http://www.electrohype.org/ 

NOTE: Please do NOT send documentation material as attachments via e- 
mail. Put your material online and send us the download URL or ftp  
address, or send us a CD or similar in the mail. Do NOT send 8 pages  
CVs and only complement with enclosures if it is necessary.
Please read the form and follow the guidelines. We receive a large  
amount of proposals and all of them are reviewed closely. To be able  
to do this we ask you to follow the structure in the application form  
and the topics mentioned above.

Due to a limited budget we will encourage everyone submitting  
material to look for possibilities for local funding to help cover  
costs for transport, travel and rent of technical equipment. This is  
not a requirement but a request; external funding can help us during  
the financial planning. The quality of the artwork will always be the  
determining element.

Electrohype covers all expenses, within reasonable limits, and also  
pays an artist honorarium to participating artists. Electrohype does  
not support development and production of unfinished artworks.

In previous exhibitions we have managed to keep a high level both in  
artistic content and exhibition design, even on a modest budget. It  
is therefore very important for us to avoid unpleasant surprises, so  
please keep this in mind when filling out the various posts in the  
form, especially when it comes to technical requirements, transport  
weight etc.
We are looking forward to see new and interesting works of art.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need  
additional information

Best regards from the Electrohype team,
Anna Kindvall and Lars Gustav Midboe


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