Moogfest 2014 and The Media Arts Project announce call to artists

Here’s the press release from Moogfest organizers:

Moogfest 2014 and The Media Arts Project Announce Call to Artists
Festival Will Curate Public Art Exhibits Celebrating Synthesis of Art & Technology

ASHEVILLE, NC – October 21, 2013 – Over the last 50 years Moog Music has created technology that has given artists the ability to create and express themselves in new and limitless ways. Moogfest honors this spirit of innovation, embodied in their founder Bob Moog through a five-day festival that highlights the intersection of art, music, performance and technology.

As part of the festivities, Moogfest and The Media Arts Project (MAP) are issuing an invitation to artists, musicians, designers, architects, engineers, innovators, scientists, and students to submit proposals for juried selection to contribute to Moogfest 2014. Between 5 and 10 submissions will be selected to be installed within the festival boundaries.

Design teams are asked to propose a freestanding, rapidly deployable temporary pavilion, structure or installation that embodies the interdisciplinary philosophy and innovation that Moog exemplifies. Designs should enhance the experience of the user by engaging multimedia and multi-sensory experiences of sound, structure, materiality, light and form. The objective is for each entry to emphasize the intersection of art and technology.

Participation is open to any individual or team who will be 18 years of age by the time registration closes on December 29th, 2013. Submissions will be accepted in digital format only. More information on proposal requirements, format and parameters, as well as the official application forms can be found at www.moogfest.com/map.

A jury comprised of MAP board members, Ursula Gullow and Brandon Pass, and Moogfest will review each submission. Criteria to be considered includes:

Feasibility and structural integrity for public use

Appropriateness to legacy and mission of Moog Music and The Media Arts Project

Innovation and interdisciplinary approach to making

Rapidly deployable (must be constructed in less than 24 hours)

If selected, participants will install their pieces as a part of Moogfest and will receive an award of $1,000. Special consideration will be given to North Carolina residents.
Stay updated on Moogfest through www.moogfest.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/moogfest.

About Moogfest:

Since 2004, Moogfest has been a gathering for the musicians that worked closely with Bob and his instruments. In 2014, Moogfest is amplifying its vision and becoming a 5-Day event dedicated to the synthesis of technology, art and music. Moogfest honors the inventiveness of Bob Moog and the legacy of the analog synth with an experimental line up of daytime conference programming and landmark nightly performances. Moogfest takes place April 23- 27th, 2014 in downtown Asheville, NC. To learn more, visit www.moogfest.com

About The Media Arts Project:

The Media Arts Project cultivates innovative arts and technology in Western North Carolina. The MAP provides exhibition programming, professional development, outreach, and education. They are driven by the belief that the media arts are integral to the vibrant cultural and economic life of the region. The Media Arts Project hosts and promotes public events that encourage dialog and foster community. To learn more, visit www.themap.org.

About Moog Music:

Moog Music is the leading producer of analog synthesizers in the world. The company and its customers carry on the legacy of its founder, electronic musical instrument pioneer, Dr. Bob Moog. The company hosts Moogfest, a five-day festival celebrating the intersection of music and technology in honor of Moog’s innovative spirit. All of Moog’s instruments are hand built in its factory on the edge of downtown Asheville, NC. To learn more, visit www.moogmusic.com


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