E-MobiLArt – European Mobile Lab for Interactive Media Artists


Aims and objectives of the project European Mobile Lab for Interactive Media Artists (e-MobiLArt) is a project tailored around the process of collaboratively creating interactive installation artworks.


Such mediated environments may involve the use of ubiquitous computing, communication networks and mobile or locative media technologies.

Participants in this project will be artists and scientists who are active in creating interactive media art or pursuing innovative interdisciplinary research and wish to collaborate in order to create interactive media artworks.

The e-MobiLArt project aims to provide selected participants with a multicultural, interdisciplinary context, ideal for shared artistic practice, by supporting their travels, collaboration and the exhibition of their work. Selected participants will form groups and work together in order to develop their projects.

Each artist/scientist will have to collaborate with at least one artist/scientist from another European (or collaborating) country in order to submit his or her artwork for exhibition.

During the project, three workshops will take place in three different European countries. In these workshops, participants will be provided with necessary technical, theoretical and curatorial support and will be aided in starting and developing their collaboration.

The resulting interactive installation artworks, which will be produced during this creativeprocess, will be exhibited in at least two museum or gallery spaces in different European cities, with the support of a team of established curators and theorists, active in the intersecting fields of art, science and technology.

Artists from all disciplines are encouraged to apply: interactive installation artists, video artists, visual artists, net artists, as well as musicians, choreographers, performance artists and others who wish to experiment with the use of the aforementioned technologies in the creative process. Individuals with a scientific background and the willingness to experiment in a collaborative artistic project in this direction are also eligible.

The call for participants is open to all countries that participate in the Culture 2007-13 Programme. Participants from third countries can also apply (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Croatia and Turkey, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia including Kosovo…). Timeline and duration of the project e-MobiLArt will be launched in June 2008, with the first workshop hosted in Athens, Greece. In August 2008 the second workshop will take place in Rovaniemi, Finland. The third and final workshop will take place in Vienna, Austria in February 2009. At the end of the project, at least two exhibitions will be organized in Greece and Poland by the State Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki and the Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts, Katowice respectively. Participants will be required to provide:

Own contribution: The contribution of each participant is € 3.000, paid in advance at the beginning of the programme. However, an option of paying a reduced fee of € 1.700 is also available, but in this case the project will not cover the travel expenses of participants.

Scholarships: The project will offer at least two scholarships which will cover the fees for participation (excluding the travel expenses). The project partners are working towards providing more scholarships for potential participants. Results of the project will be disseminated via: A special issue of Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA), a selection of short articles submitted to the Leonardo Journal, a series of websites (Leonardo/OLATS, YASMIN, the project’s website, etc.) and relevant published material (exhibition catalogues, brochures, etc.

Rok prijave: 16/03/08

University of Athens, Department of Communication and Media Studies
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