[ 14. November 2011 ]

CALL – Live!iXem Call 2011

Von: domenico sciajno
Datum: 6. November 2011 18:05:44 MEZ
iXem Call 2011]

A call for Sound Installation works that some of you may find of
Details on the Live!iXem Call 2011, and how to submit are:


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Call for Proposals – Sound Installations in
Ex Stabilimento Florio della Tonnare di Favignana e Formica
Favignana Island Italy

AntiTesi in collaboration with the Superintendence for Cultural and
Environmental Heritage of Trapani,, is announcing a Call for Proposals
for Sound installations to present at Ex Stabilimento Florio delle
Tonnare di Favignana e Formica in Favignana island.
This call is connected to the Eighth edition of the Live!IXem
festivals of music, sound and electronic arts.
The aim is to highlight the works of those artists who, involved in an
experimental and creative exploration, use sound, integrating it with
electronic audio-visual and digital design for Art installations in
specific sites.
Another aim is to witness the new aesthetic in contemporary art
through a new way to conceive and carry out works within (or outside)
of architectural spaces.
In this regard, the spaces that will host this could not be more
appropriate: the former Florio Tuna factory on the island of Favignana
in Sicily, the largest of the Mediterranean, which takes its name from
a family of entrepreneurs that at the beginning of the twentieth
century was the great protagonist in Sicily, the Belle Epoque. The
ancient structure located in the largest of the Egadi islands, were
obtained after the recent restoration of museum space, a conference
room with 400 seats and a guest room.

To make this call even stronger there will be a collaboration between
Live!iXem and OpenSound a platform that brings together seven European
partners to create a project for cooperation and exchange that puts
the sound in the middle of a series of outreach and artistic

Open Sound is in fact a Grundtvig project for mobility and partnership
in the training supported by the EU through through the agency LLP –
Life Long Learning Programme. Thanks to this partnership, Sicily will
be the first venue where the festival will converge with some of the
major representatives linked to the European art scene and musical
sound research. During the festival, workshops will be conducted by
some of the guest artists (the access to workshops is free of charge):
this will contribute to become familiar with the locations of the
former Florio Tuna factory on the island of Favignana.


We encourage proposals for site specific Sound Installations that will
have to be set up in one of the locations of the Ex Stabilimento
Florio della Tonnare di Favignana e Formica in Favignana Island Italy.
Subscription and participation to the call are free of charge.
It will be necessary to explore the locations through specific
preparatory visits during Live!iXem Festival 2011, from 8 to 11
december 2011.

Suggested topics for presentations include, but are not limited to:

Best practices in Sound and architecture
Techniques used for Sound/Art Installation
Sound and environment/Sound ecology
Site specific
Software & network management
History & aesthetic theory of Sound Art/Installation
Teaching & pedagogical strategies
Hardware (audio, interface, computers, loudspeakers)
Software environments & frameworks
Artists/Composers’ perspectives on their own works

For more information and instructions for submissions, please refer to
the website, or download Call in PDF in english or PDF in italian
Email contact: info@antitesi.org
The deadline for submission is February 26, 2012, but preliminary and
preparatory visits will take place btw 8-11 dec 2011.