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HIDRAZONE – digital art exhibition and commissions

HTTP://WWW.HIDRAZONE.COM – A new online publishing opportunity for digital art and related writing is currently looking for work for its first edition as well as offering a number of commissions for new work.

HIDRAZONE is a space for practitioners and writers in the field of digital and interactive arts. It seeks to encourage practical and theoretical
research into a wide variety of digital art (new media art) such as net art, interactive art, software art, digital painting, and computational video. Their main goal is to provide a forum for encouraging aesthetic quality in digital and interactive arts practice, as well as promoting critical discourse and theoretical commentary in this emerging field.


The current theme is RANDOMNESS, if you are interested in submitting work for the current edition, submit work to



The fee for each work commissioned will be 1000 euros for a time-based digital artwork capable of being hosted by the Hidrazone website (streaming media support is available). Potential media includes: Flash, Director, Shockwave, computational video (optimised in Quicktime), Java and other software based art work. The art work must be capable of functioning in an online environment aimed at a 512kb broadband user.Follow guidelines on the commissions page, http://www.hidrazone.com/commissions.html and email to


The Hidrazone Commission 2005 is funded by the Centre for Advanced Scholarship in Art and Design, Southampton Institute. Hidrazone is
nonprofit making online journal-gallery promoting research into digital and interactive art.

STAR Radio

STAR radio is a situation specific radio project in the STAR areas of Cardiff (the suburban grouping of Splott, Tremorfa, Adamsdown and Roath), which will broadcast for 1 week in October 2005. Artists have been invited to construct events/ make interventions or short, one off projects in response to an aspect of the area. The selected artists will receive a STAR directory, which I am currently compiling, detailing potential situations, groups and individuals that may be interested in taking part. This directory can be used as a resource to help develop projects.

The programme making will happen between June and October 2005.

Also see current page on www.jenniesavage.co.uk

STAR radio is an artist initiated project, Funded by European objective 2 and The Welsh Assemble Government and managed by CBAT the arts and regeneration organisation www.cbat.co.uk http://europa.eu.int (further information and logos on www.starradio.org.uk)

Forthcoming Blip events
Blip 29 Tuesday 3 May 7.30 – 11pm free. Sussex arts club

Luke Jerram

Luke Jerram fuses his artistic practice with studies of science and perception to build installation artworks. He also designs science exhibits, makes art gifts and is employed for creative consultancy.

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Blip 30 Tuesday 7 June 7.30 – 11pm free. Sussex arts club

Lise Autogena and Josh Portway

Lise Autogena and Josh Portway will talk about two arts-science projects: Black Shoals is a simulation of the stock market as an A-Life planetarium, with plenty of good that premiered at Tate Britain and is currently on touring Europe; Acoustic mirrors is an exploration of little-known historical technology – concrete dishes and curved walls known as Listening Ears.

Please visit http://www.blip.me.uk for more info on all forthcoming events

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