Author Archives: Luiz Zanotello

(exhibition+lecture+performance) EMAF INIT

From 26.04 until 30.04, the EMAF Media Campus INIT (part of the European Media Art Festival) will take place in Osnabrück, featuring in its exhibition the works of the Digital Media students Annika Engelhardt, Bojana Petkovic, Julian Hespenheide, Kevin Mendzies, and Luiz Zanotello.

On 29.04 the event will also hold an Open Stage session, with lectures from the students/alumni David Beermann, Irena Kukric, Lulu Mendelova, Maria Eugênia Araujo, and Timo Johannes; as well as a joint music performance with the student group Christine Brovkina, Dustin Scherman, Felix Fisgus, Keno Westhoff, Kevin Mendzies and Lukas Leck.

Come join us!

EMAF Media Campus INIT
Opening 26. April 2017 at 21:30
27.–30.04.2017, from 14:00
Gallery “hase29”, Hasestr. 29, Osnabrück

Open Stage – Vortragsreihe
29.04.2017, 16:30
Gallery “hase29”, Hasestr. 29, Osnabrück

For further details and for the entire program of the festival, visit:

To read more about the participation of the Digital Media program on EMAF 2017, access:

(call) Predictive Art Bot


Predictive Art Bot writes:

PREDICTIVE ART BOT ? is presently offering production aids in order
to accelerate the physical dissemination of its deviant imaginary.
This process will lead to a series of exhibitions across different
countries, that becomes a hybrid laboratory for human/non-human

More info about each of their open calls at:

(also, check out the Predictive Art Bot project itself, quite nice :).

(festival) Transmediale 2017: ever elusive (2017-02-03 to 2017-02-05)


Transmediale writes:

Under the title ever elusive transmediale celebrates its 30 year anniversary with an entire month of activities from 2 February to 5 March 2017. The approach taken to the anniversary is contemporary rather than retrospective: ever elusive – thirty years of transmediale aims to use the critical and artistic knowledge gained at the festival over the years to reframe the question of the role of media today. In a world where technology increasingly operates independently of humans, where does the power to act and mediate lie?

More info and early-bird tickets at:

PS: This year the festival will not coincide with our HfK-Hochschuletage. ; )

(call) Vilém Flusser Residency 2017 (2016-11-30)


Vilém Flusser Archive and Transmediale writes:

Vilém Flusser Residency Program for Artistic Research With the two-month residency program, we would like to support projects and works in different stages of development, from the first conceptual steps up to significant advancements of already existing projects and works. A comprehensible research interest is of importance for the jury’s decision; the relation between the work and issues and questions addressed in its research with the context of our society as a whole; first ideas regarding the approach during the period of the residency (strategy, workshops, presentations, etc.); and the connection to the focus of the Vilém Flusser Residency Program for Artistic Research.

Deadline: 30.11.2016 More info at:

(call) 20th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil

Open-call for: artists from the Global South and Portuguese-speaking countries. Registration period: October 3–November 17, 2016


e-flux writes:

Starting on October 3, registration for the 20th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil is open. Until November 17, 2016, artists from the Global South and from Portuguese-speaking countries may register, free of charge, their works on any theme, already exhibited or not. Initially focused on video, since 2011 the Festival has included other languages and media, accepting registration of collages, drawings, sculptures, films, photographs, prints, installations, sound pieces, artist’s books, objects, performances, paintings, actions involving the public, tapestries, and videos.

Up to 50 artists will be selected to take part in the art and video exhibitions, performances, meetings, public program activities, educational actions and the release of publications that happen during the Festival, now established as one of the main art platforms in the Global South. The chosen artists may also be awarded acquisition prizes and artistic residencies in partner institutions of the Festival worldwide.

The 20th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil will take place between October 2017 and January 2018 at Sesc São Paulo’s new venue, Sesc 24 de Maio (designed by architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha), and at the Galpão VB, the Associação Cultural Videobrasil’s headquarters.


(call) FILE: Electronic Language International Festival ( 2016-11-15 )

FILE Festival writes:

Registrations are opened to the 18th edition of FILE – Electronic
Language International Festival, from August 15 to November 15, 2016.
The FILE 2017 exhibition will happen in July, at the SESI’s Art
Gallery in Centro Cultural Fiesp – Ruth Cardoso.

Since 2000 FILE is a non-profit cultural organization that has been
promoting exhibitions, workshops and gatherings that seek to
investigate the appropriations of the technologic media in artistic
accomplishments. With annual exhibitions in São Paulo, editions in Rio
de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte, in addition to participations in
international events, FILE is the biggest electronic art event in
Latin America.

For 2017, artists and researchers can submit their works in the three
main categories: Interactive Art, Digital Language and Electronic
Sonority. The novelty of this year’s edition is that FILE will
distribute 06 symbolic awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd places; and 3 honorable
mentions) in the following categories: animation, video art, GIF and
games; for artworks to be presented in single-channel.

Registrations are also opened for FILE Led Show, a public art show in
the large Led panel located on the Fiesp building’s façade, at
Paulista Avenue, 1313. FILE Led Show gets interactive and
non-interactive proposals to be presented at the Digital Art Gallery

Moreover, FILE receives workshops applications in FILE Workshop, which
aims to spread the technological tools as a means to artistic

FILE 2017 | Call for Entries

(call) Retune Festival 2016

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Retune Festival is looking for performances, installations, space design, experiences, workshops, talks, screenings, games, networking ideas, etc, for this year’s event. The projects should refer to one of the festival’s topics (but they might open an exception for nice nice very nice projects not connected to them).

Retune Festival writes:

The Retune Festival 2016 will transform a school building from the past into a playground of the futures. From October 6-8, the house and its surrounding neighbourhood in Berlin-Kreuzberg opens up to international artists, researchers, designers and creative coders. Creating a space for dialogues around the aesthetic-technological practices that are changing today’s society and our future relations to technology. The festival is clustered around four main themes:

Immersed Narratives

Neuronal Creation

Networked Transplantation

Creative Production

Apply at:

(call) The 20th Japan Media Arts Festival


JMAF writes:

The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media
Arts (Japanese: Media Geijutsu) that honors outstanding works from a
diverse range of media – from animation and comics to media art and
games. The festival gives awards in each of its four divisions: Art,
Entertainment, Animation, and Manga. It also provides a platform for
appreciation of the Award-winning and other notable works. Since its
inception in 1997, the festival has recognized significant works of
high artistry and creativity, and in addition to a yearly Exhibition
of Award-winning Works has held other events, such as symposiums,
screenings, and showcases. Last year, the 19th Festival received 4,417
entries from 87 countries and regions around the world, demonstrating
is continuing evolution as an established annual international
festival. Award-winning Works are exhibited both within Japan and
abroad through various projects and events organized by The Agency of
Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan which aims to develop and
promote the creation of Media Arts by focusing primarily on the new
generation of artists.

Deadline: 18:00 on Friday, September 9, 2016 (Japan Standard Time).

Apply at: