Sunday, April 27, 2008

Call for Book Artworks for the 2nd geekFest bienalle. 26&27 May 2008. Deadline 12th May.

piCOt invites submissions for an Artists Book Library for geekFest 2008 - a two-day festival of digital, live art and time-based practices by cultural experimenters.

geekFest presents work which is hybrid, interactive, relational and negotiates a space with the audience through technology. Through various media; action, installation, performance, new media and book arts the festival presents the ways in which artists use technology to explore the location/situation of the festival.

We invite you respond to the idea of art and technology / borders and meeting points.

geekFest takes place at the coastal location of Branksome Dene Chine in Poole, Dorset. The word 'chine' means a 'deep, narrow ravine cut through soft rocks by a water course descending steeply to the sea'. This landscape is peculiar to Dorset and the Isle of Wight. As the walls of the chines erode continually, the strata are clearly visible. Chines are therefore very important for their fossil records, their archaeology and the unique flora and fauna they provide shelter to. The walk between the chines of Bournemouth and Poole is approximately 3 miles.

More about the festival: Building on the success of the 2006 festival geekFest aims to create a professional situation and a supportive environment for experimental artists to show new work and to develop a dialogue with existing and new audiences. geekFest aims to actively promote and celebrate the diversity of experimental culture.

Please contact Esther Yarnold on for submission details. For more information on 2006’s festival please visit – 2008’s website will go live on 12th May.

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