|Submission deadline||October 23, 2023 AoE|
|Notification of acceptance||November 20, 2023 AoE|
|Camera-ready deadline||December 15, 2023 AoE|
|TEI 2024 conference
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|February 11-14, 2024|
The call for the Arts Track reflects the overall conference theme for TEI 2024: “On the Edge”. Ireland’s location on the periphery of Europe is mirrored in a theme which seeks to attract and draw attention to work that is purposefully situated at the edge of established fields of creative practice, and academic and professional disciplines.
Being “On the Edge” invokes a sense of risk which is inherent in any practice that pushes on boundaries. Therefore, work that promotes positive considerations for new or evolving opportunities that appear at the edge of existing practices is a central interest in the curatorial brief for 2024. This may involve work that demonstrates a highly refined and individual viewpoint or work employing cooperative and collaborative methods while maintaining a critical view of limiting boundaries.
Cork, historically a key port city on international shipping routes, was the first and last place for merchants entering and leaving Europe. It was a place where the conventional crossed paths with the previously unknown. This call seeks to reflect a city’s culture built on a similar sense where novelty crosses well with convention.
We seek submissions that engage with the TEI conference theme as well as topics including, but not limited to:
- The crossing of boundaries between disciplines in art, music, performance, crafts and science.
- The ‘edge’ as a concept exploring notions of the binary and otherness.
- Material engagements as related to entanglement, post-humanism, sustainability, augmented or hybrid bodies or lifeworlds.
- Reflections on the social, political, ethical, and aesthetic dimensions of hybrid and multi-faceted systems.
- Approaches to layered engagements with heritage and tradition, though cohabitation, making and (digital) craftspersonship.
Accepted works will be exhibited in the Arts Track exhibition at a venue in Cork as part of the TEI’24 conference.
The Arts Track welcomes submissions of artworks from a wide range of practitioners and researchers in areas such as arts, music, design, new media, biology, material science, and technology. We welcome submissions from artists at all career stages, including students and independent practitioners.
The submission should include:
- Artwork paper discussing the artwork theme and description (see Format below)
- Documentation of work such as images, videos, etc. Please add the content or a link to the content in the artwork paper pdf. The links should be unrestricted to ensure easy access for the reviewing process.
- Separate pdf document with a technical requirement description such as space, light, connectivity and furniture.
- Optional: An ethics statement. Any discussion point in the ethical statements of NIME publications is a good start: https://www.nime.org/ethics/
- Optional: An artist biography for the participating artist(s) (300 words or fewer per bio).
TEI 2024 uses the new ACM workflow for submission templates and published papers. This requires the use of a simplified one-column template for submission, while the final two-column paper has to be rendered for publication after acceptance. Submissions should be in the form of a short (2 – 4 pages plus references) paper in PDF format that will appear in the TEI Proceedings and will be indexed in the ACM Digital Library. For further details please follow the provided instructions or contact our Publication Chair.
Please note that the maximum size of your submission should not exceed 40 Mb.. It will be possible to submit large videos via a link to online content (e.g., YouTube or Vimeo). Arts Track reviews are single-blind, the submissions should therefore include the author(s) name and affiliation.
Submissions are accepted through this submission portal.
Submissions will be selected based on their artistic merits and their engagement with issues relevant to the field of tangible, embedded, and embodied interactive art. In addition, the logistical constraints of the venue may determine the eligibility of submitted projects.
Confidentiality of submissions will be maintained during the review process. All rejected submissions will be kept confidential in perpetuity.
Submissions will be reviewed on the following aspects:
- Relevance – The work must have a tangible aspect, in the form of an installation, performance, object, or physical event.
- Artistic – It must operate significantly and compellingly through its formal, conceptual, and experiential properties.
- Embodiment – The work must engage the human body beyond the traditional screen-pointer interface.
- Computational aspect – It must involve computational technology (digital, biological, or analog) in some aspect of its form or function.
- Positioning – The work must be positioned within related areas of theory and/or practice.
- Feasibility– The submission should include all details to realise the work, including technical details, budget, and feasibility explanation.
Artists (or their delegates) will need to be available for installation and bump-out, and for facilitating interaction with their artwork at scheduled times. The authors are expected to finance their travel and material budgets. One author of each accepted submission must register for the conference before the early registration deadline in order for the final paper version to appear in the conference proceedings.
Kristina Andersen, Eindhoven University of Technology
Paul Green, Munster Technological University
Tom Schofield, Newcastle University