Call for applications: Festival HAIP 08,
Ljubljana, Slovenia, 3 - 8 November 2008
HAIP Festival represents multimedia artistic forms emerging from the use of open technologies. It introduces young emerging artists and creative engineers to Slovene cultural space and broader Paneuropean space with orientation towards cutting edge, open source technologically supported arts and multimedia artistic practices that are perceived as current creative and free uses of technology.
The 3rd edition of the festival, HAIP 08, will take place in Ljubljana from the 3rd to the 8th of November 2008.
We are currently seeking art projects, from established, mid-career, and emerging artists / engineers, that address the theme selected for the festival: Hacktopia and are working in the field of open source and copyleft activities.
Definitions of the Hacktopia:
Hacktopia (hack (v) 1. to write a piece of program code, 2. to change a program, often in an illegal way, by changing its code; (n) 1. a piece of code that is written in order to enhance the functionality of an existing program, 2. an inelegant and usually temporary solution to a problem; and Greek: τόπος, a place, city, country, that is, “non-place” or “a place that does not exist,” as well as “a perfect place”) is a fictional space inside the world of corporate programs, career systems and contemporary art.
Hacktopia is a plan, a concept of an ideal social order with opensource foundations – in a narrow sense an opensource community, and in a wider sense a society founded on a level of knowledge sharing that is impossible today. Hacktopian coding or copyleft creating is creating in an environment and for an environment that does not yet exist.
More information about the theme of the festival »
Save the application form to your computer: .odt / .doc
The application must include the completed application form, supporting material, and a project presentation (visual and/or text) on A4 sheet.
Deadline: April 21th, 2008 (postmark)
For more information please contact: haipkiberpipa.org
Applications are to be sent by post to:
Contact name: Daša Lakner
Zavod K6/4, Kiberpipa
Please precise: “application HAIP 08”
Or by e-mail: haipkiberpipa.org
All the project presentations on A4 sheet might be exhibited in this format during the festival HAIP 08. For the selection of projects to be realized and presented during the festival HAIP 08, decisions will be made on May 12th, 2008. Only successful applicants will be contacted.
Organizer of the HAIP festival is Kiberpipa (Cyberpipe), a multimedia center from Ljubljana, Slovenia. First implementation of HAIP Festival was in 2004 and it received big success in terms of participants and resulting projects. The 2006 festival was even more spectacular, hosting some world fameous multimedia artists. HAIP 06 featured several public actions presenting new ways of using technology as an art expression to the general public outside traditional exhibition places.