Bit Street

Selected works by

Ana Fonseca
André Sier
Nuno Lacerda
Silvestre Pestana

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THE NEW ART FEST is the meeting point that was missing in Lisbon. Knowledge-intensive and conceptual art strategies, the World Wide Web and its networks, the 4th Industrial Revolution, expanded human beings in augmented and mixed reality environments, artificial intelligence, robots, block chains, and the increasing variety of post-human smart beings partially created by us converge nowadays rapidly into a new ‘unknown earth/land’. Lisbon and this new festival make an optimized crossroad for all these post-contemporary changing conditions.

In this third edition of Bit Street, The New Art Fest will explore videos, apps and social networks made in, with, and for smartphones. Smartphones are our second life (really). More and more millions of people read, listen to, talk to, and watch smartphones, on Google, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, you name it.

Ocupart, the organizer of The New Art Fest is running Made in Smartphone 2018; this is an opportunity for artists to showcase their original artworks, created after 2015, on outdoors at the very core of Lisbon city center by November 2018, and wherever firewalls allow this festival to reach thousands of art lovers all over the world.

“My early decision was to use a few window stores at Baixa-Chiado in Lisbon—those famous ‘devantures’ that Marcel Duchamp liked so much— for about one week in November, to exhibit works of art, possibly renewing the Surrealist idea of ‘cadavre exquis’, and joining the content of each participating store with the invention, imagination, and creativity of guest artists. The intended technological twist of this collaborative work is, on the other hand, our festival’s watermark.

As the project grew, the assembly line accepted new stuff, like ‘smart signage’ electronic screens known as TOMI, conventional as well as alternative indoor spaces for interactive installations, Internet of Things and Augmented Reality oriented artworks, and last but not least, to show the outcome of new cultural migrations from digital reality and their social networks to real reality and its new sense of gravity — the so-called Post-Internet Art. What this festival wants is simple to summarize: to know and feel the reality expanded by technology and science through those peculiar subjective manifestations we call art.”

António Cerveira Pinto
— concept director of The New Art Fest

 

 

ABOVE: 20 seconds video by Maria Lopes

Made in Smartphone

The New Art Fest ‘18, Lisbon, November 2018

OPEN CALL

48 interactive displays @ TOMI Lisboa Smart City

See some window displays and TOMI videos from TNAF ’16 here.

The New Art Fest is looking for your art!

Here’s an open call for you to show your video in 48 electronic indoor and outdoor interactive TOMI street displays in Lisbon!

+ info:
Deadline: October 15, 2018
Estimated viewers: +250 000
Language: English
Fees: no screening fees

Technical rider:
Vertical video:
– Duration: 10 seconds (including TNAF credits: 2 seconds)
– Format: mp4
– Codec: H264
– Widescreen (16:9)
– Resolution: 1080 x 1920 px (Full HD Vertical)
– Bitrate: Up to 6 Mbps
-Size (max.): 100 Mb each spot

TOMI (horizontal screen)
– Duration: 20 seconds (including TNAF credits: 2 seconds)
– Format: mp4
– Codec: H264
– Widescreen (16:9)
– Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD Horizontal)
– Bitrate: Up to 6 Mbps
– Size (max): 100 Mb each spot

Eligibility
Open call: non-anonymous artists, non-anonymous artworks. Only twelve artworks will be selected for public screening. Only original videos accepted. Artworks cannot publicly endorse any store, restaurant, brand, company or politician. Since these videos are primarily for public view on a street level, participants should consider this condition when submitting. Sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, racist and other offensive, or extreme-violent content will be automatically excluded. Nudity not allowed (TOMI’s policy).

Awards and prize
Twelve artworks will be selected for screening at MOP-TOMI LX electronic displays. A Black Raven will be awarded to the best video.

Applicants
Should include the following information:
1) Your name
2) Country of origin
3) Phone, e-mail, website, social networks
4) Title
5) Brief description (max: 800 char)

Important Notice and Disclaimer
By submitting artworks to this competition every sender is responsible for its authenticity and authorship. Any claims concerning copyright issues in relation to the artworks presented at The New Art Fest should be addressed to the sender only.
No offensive material will be accepted.

SEND IT TO US: geral@ocupart.pt

Important Notice and Disclaimer

By submitting artworks to this competition every sender is responsible for its authenticity and authorship. Any claims concerning copyright issues in relation to the artworks presented at The New Art Fest should be addressed to the sender only.

No offensive material will be accepted.