Pixel Lights – Digital Art Open call
The digital realm has been making a few leaps in recent years, hasn’t it? Of course it has, we weren’t really asking. But since we must have opened your appetite for a question, how about this:
What exactly does digital mean? Is it a fluid network of 0’s and 1’s, as we are accustomed to think of it? Or, rather, as the definition goes, a set of discrete, quantifiable elements that could stretch out quite a bit outside a screen?
I’m asking for a friend, of course. But my friend, you see, is more on the visual side. SHe is passionate about light and pixels, SHe wants to see your truth about the world, about what you think digital, pixels, light can mean (and become), beyond definitions.
So show us your take on what pixel and light have in common (I’d love to see too) whether it’s video, animation, photography, interactive art, 3D renderings, generative art, anything you think works on a screen (although, I admit, both me and my friend do have a soft spot for moving images). There is a great danger we might fall in love with it and if we do, we’ll include it in our upcoming group show at Digital:Canvas\, part of the opening weekend of Timișoara European Capital of Culture (February 17-19). And if we fall in love madly with it, it will also go into the award triad (our favourite 3 works will bring each of the 3 artists an award of 100 EUR).
If your age is anywhere in between 18 and 30 years-old, send us your digital artwork (full HD) or a link where we can download it, along with a photo of yourself, a short statement (really, keep it short, we expect we’ll be reading many of them and just want to know what you love doing and why) and portfolio via this email address bellow, no later than February 14 (and, of course, no later than 23:59 – Romanian Time).
Pixel Lights is part of Fluid, project organised by artouching in collab with Marginal, in the framework of Timișoara – European Capital of Culture in 2023 and funded through the program Opening+, run by the Projects Center of Timișoara, with amounts allocated from the state budget, through the Ministry of Culture.
) is an artist-run studio from Timișoara RO, created by Livia Mateiaș and Marius Jurca. Its main objective is to create hearttouching experiences, more precisely experiences that touch the soul of the participants. We use art and design as forms of expression to bring value to people, products and society.
DIGITAL:CANVAS\ is an alternative space, developed within the framework of artouching. It hosts one day show events – solo or group exhibitions, artist talks, workshops or audio-visual performances where art, technology and science intertwine in a unique way.
) is a non-profit organisation from Bucharest RO, that functions as a transdisciplinary platform to support, promote and expand collaboration networks between artists and agents from other fields, with focus on the humanities and the implications of science and technology in contemporary social-cultural structures.
The Art and Design University (within UVT – The West University Timisoara), UNArte – the National University of Arts Bucharest
Ornella Studio Design, Vivo Media, Propagarta, Radio Romania Cultural, Tvr Timișoara, Radio Timișoara