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.

Deadline to apply: Sunday 31 July at 12:00 (noon) GMT.

Selection Panel

Announced soon

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. 

Overview

  • Who can apply? Self-identified women and non-binary digital artists
  • What discipline? The jury is looking forward to receiving submissions from a broad variety of fields and disciplines related to New Media Art.
  • What kind of artwork?  Anything digital that can fit in Mozilla Hubs (check specs below). Plus, a touch of surrealism.
  • What will the artist gain from this show?
    – be part of the curated VR group show, in Mozilla Hubs,
    – be featured in the e-catalogue,
    – an artist profile written by our copywriters,
    – an opportunity to sell your NFT or to start minting your NFT,
    – an invite to join for an Agora Talk,
    – and a lot of social media promotion.
    – If the funding allows; we will also try to organise a 3-day physical exhibition.
  • Will you apply for thewrong biennale 2023? Yes, it is in July 2023. However, the final requirements are still unknown, so you may be requested to submit additional work for the biennale.
  • When is the deadline to submit your work? Deadline is Sunday 31 July at 12:00 (noon) GMT.
  • How many artworks can I submit? Only one artwork and this artwork is exclusive for Agora Digital Art (you don’t submit it to other competition or organisation). The art world does not like repetitions.
SUBMIT YOUR WORK

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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