The Dream

Karl Harker, The Dream teaser (2022) video 00:45 min. @Courtesy of the artist

The unconscious, the illogical, the irrational – what is it about dreams and their uncanny nature that drives us towards conjuring fantastical explanations and mystical reports on their meanings? The depths of the internet have become a repository for dreams, hopes, irrational thoughts and vents – but are we asleep or awake? Sleepwalking or stationary? Is this a dream or a nightmare?

Concept by Gabriella Gasparini

Artworks: Any New Media Art format with a surreal touch

Exhibition:  in VR Mozilla Hubs in Nov 2022 for thewrong biennale. And maybe later, a physical 3-day IRL exhibit.

Selection Panel

Jury

We are Agora Digital Art, a decentralised volunteer-run certified social enterprise that advocates and promotes the work of womxn and non-binary creatives working in Digital Art and New Media. 

  • Işıl Ezgi Çelik is a volunteer Digital Curator at Agora Digital Art
  • MiMi - Founder at Agora Digital Art

Overview

Timeline

  • Jan 2022 – 31 July 2022: Agora open for submissions
  • Aug 2022: Jury selection. Due to the high volume, only the selected artists will be contacted.
  • Sep 2022: collaboration artists and Agora. Setting up the VR exhibition in Mozilla Hubs and possibly a physical venue
  • Oct 2022: if you don’t hear from us, please consider applying to our next call.
  • Nov 2022: Opening of the VR Show in Mozilla Hubs
  • Spring-Summer 2023: phygital exhibition in the UK/EU (if budget permits it)

Tech specs for Mozilla Hubs

All files must be Internet optimised

  1. 3D models glb (if don’t know how to make a GLB with blender, an FBX is fine)  – max 10,000 faces = 10k poly (x5 would be already 50k)
  2. 3D models texture:  Base Colour, Normal, Ambient Occlusion, Roughness, Metallic, Emissive texture maps.  Use a maximum of 2048×2048 pixel dimensions for each texture map
  3. Images in JPG or PN: max 2 Mb
  4. GIF: 5 Mb max
  5. Audio files: mp3 max 200 Mb
  6. Video: in mp4 about 300 Mb compressed – 360 videos already formatted in 360 degrees.

T&C

  • open to all self-identified women and non-binary digital artists.
  • entirely free to submit. The Jury will select 10 artists.
  • depending on budget, fees might be paid by Agora to the artists participating in the group show. However, links to VoiceHQ NFT will be placed with a commission fee of 7% of the artwork to Agora.
  • participation involves collaborating with Agora Digital Art, respecting time constraints and technical specs as mentioned above.

Maybe of interest

WOMEN IN DIGITAL ART: AES+F - AGORA DIGITAL ART
WOMEN IN DIGITAL ART: Penny Slinger - AGORA DIGITAL ART

Toyen: The Baroness of Surrealism – 55 min. © Courtesy Arte TV  24/03/2022 to 25/04/2022

Luis Buñel, Un Chien Andalou (1929 – remastered 2021) video 4k 21:25 min. @ Courtesy of Solo Han

Women Surrealists list. And, maybe Frida Kahlo, even if she did not consider herself a surrealist artist.

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