ANAT Communications on Wed, 28 May 2008 12:27:58 +0200 (CEST)

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** Apologies for cross posting

The Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) are offering four
national artists funding grants to attend ISEA 2008. Two artists have
been selected, with two additional grants now being offered. Interested
artists are invited to submit applications by the 31st of May 2008 and
are urged to visit
for submission details.

The Professional Development Travel Grant is ANAT's quick response fund
for Australian Media and Emerging Field artists (resident in Australia)
to attend national and international events that will further their
professional development. Funding is available for travel and
registration fees and applicants must be current financial members of

ANAT is pleased to announce the following two outstanding artists have
been selected to receive funding for ISEA during the April round of

Narinda Reeders (VIC) Through her many works including i love squid and
I love my phone (2008), Help Your Self (2007) and White Collar Undone
(2006), Narinda directly explores the influence of new technologies in
our social lives and the increasingly blurred line between public and
private. Her work, The Shy Picture (2005), an intoxicating and cheeky
peak into a parallel gallery space world, will be exhibited at ISEA as
a part of the Experimenta Play++ Exhibition. The Play ++ Exhibition
will showcase recent Australian media artworks that respond to the
gallery visitor through playful and innovative interfaces involving
touch, movement, sound, shadow, and pressure.

Margaret Seymour (NSW) Incorporating a diverse range of media including
sculptural installation, 3D computer graphics, video and sound
Margaret's work combines new media with older lens based technologies.
Working with simple ways of exploring the ideas of the real and the
virtual - the virtual both in its contemporary sense and also as
imagination and memory, Margaret has been invited to give an artist
presentation at the ISEA conference which will include a short paper
entitled "Reality Jam: the uncanny space of CCTV-based video art". As
part of the presentation, Margaret will also show video documentation
of two of her recent works, The Mirrored Room and Dis/appear.

The two artists selected during the May round will be announced

ISEA, the International Symposium on Electronic Art initiated in 1988,
is the world's premier media arts event for the critical discussion and
showcase of creative productions applying new technologies in
interactive and digital media. Held biannually in various cities
throughout the world, this migratory event is being held in Asia for
the second time in its history, after Singapore successfully secured
this bid. The symposium consists of three aspects of peer reviewed
conference, internationally juried exhibition and various
in-conjunction and partner events.

For more information on ANAT funding please contact Warren Veljanovski
at or 08 8231 9037.


ANAT is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia
Council its arts funding and advisory body, by
the South Australian Government through Arts SA and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an
initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.

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