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Composed by technical and cultural activities, MOBILEFEST - International Festival of Mobile Art and Creativity in Sao Paulo, Brazil – includes an international seminar, qualification workshops, international exhibition and recognition awarding for the best mobile works and applications.
Different from other national and international festivals, MOBILEFEST was created for the mobile era and therefore, is the first festival that accepts submissions of texts, pictures and videos via SMS, MMS or WAP.
Mobilefest is organized by Marcelo Godoy and Paulo Hartman.
At the ‘Art in mobile’-show in Art Gallery Galerie de Meerse the project 15×15 is presented. A homage to Andy Warhol, a realization of the artistic utilization of new media technology and democratization of art in the age of digital production. The project is developed by Richard Vickers, Oliver Dore, Greg Brant, the Hull School of Art & Design and the University of Lincoln.
You can become famous using your standard mobile camera phone and send video clips using MMS to +44 (0)79 68 57 30 84. Your clip will be shown for 15 seconds randomly on a screen together with 14 other clips (hence the name 15×15).
At the moment, Dallas Contemporary exhibits a project called realtime:08. And guess what? This show asks the question; ‘what kind of art do you make in 15 seconds on a mobile phone?’ The show is curated by Dean Terry and John Pomara. The artists participating are:
Sleepy Urbanite is a project of Yvonne Doll. She explains: “Sleepyurbanite.com is the freaky, love-child of my frustration with slogging away in day job land and my unwavering compulsion to make art. This is a holding place for thoughts and images that I collect from the people, places and things I encounter on my daily journey in sweet home urban-opolis, Chicago, Il.”
Besides being an artist, Yvonne Doll is also the lead singer of ‘The Locals‘.
The Australian Network for Art and Technology presents Portable Worlds 2nd Edition.
Touring nationally in 2008 and 2009, the works utilize mobile phones for both display and creation, exploring connection and intimacy, portability and community, scale and distance.
Check for more information www.anat.org.au/portableworlds/.
Everybody knows that a mobile phone nowadays is not just a device to be able to talk. With most of the cells you can make pictures, movies and ringtones. A lot of artists are inspired by that. They use mobile phones as main subjects for their projects, make art for phones or create art with their phones.
Art in Mobile, an initiative of the non-profit Art Gallery, Galerie De Meerse (10 minutes from Schiphol Airport, The Netherlands) wants to collect all this type of art on this website. Besides that, a special class program for teenagers will be developed, as well as workshops about how to use your phone as a tool to make art. In March and April, Galerie De Meerse will show the most remarkable pieces of art at her gallery.
If you have something for Art in Mobile, let us know at info [info #AT# artinmobile.com] and you might end up in the art gallery.
Please use your phone!
Sounds of A day without the mobile-phone presented in media art exhibition “Transparent generation”. You can listen to the recordings of A day without the mobile-phone through the old phone. The exhibition was organized by Estonian Media Artists Union.
For more info check http://daywithoutmobilephone.blogspot.com/.
If you are not afraid of ‘art projects’ made as a marketing tool, check The World Is My Canvas and help Stavros to make some position art by using mobile phones. I guess preferably Nokia cells :).
The Dutch artist made a portable devices website. Take your cell to www.ericklarenbeek.com/mobile and download wallpapers, animations, screensavers, polyphonic or animal-realtones without any extra expenses.
For an article in English, click here.
Door Hester Carvalho, gepubliceerd in NRC HANDELSBLAD op 13 februari 2008
Foto afkomstig van Reuter
Amsterdam, 13 febr. Na het succes van het tot een ringtone bewerkte liedje, is er nu de eerste speciaal-voor-mobiele-telefoon gemaakte muziek. Initiator is de Amerikaanse muzikant/producer Timbaland.
Timbaland maakt liedjes die exclusief te beluisteren zullen zijn via het mobiele telefoon-abonnement van Verizon, een Amerikaanse provider. De nummers worden verspreid via V-cast, het ‘entertainment-kanaal’ van Verizon. Daarmee kun je op een telefoon clips bekijken en muziek beluisteren. (more…)
Als je kunst wilt uploaden of downloaden, is Drop Mobile misschien wat voor jou.
To upload or download art on your phone, check out Drop Mobile.
Drop Mobile ist eine neue Community die Mobile sinnvoll in den Mittelpunkt der Mediennutzung stellt. Wir sind nicht auf kurzfristigen, kommerziellen Erfolg ausgerichtet vielmehr bemühen wir uns um kreative Menschen, Künstler und Werke mit Willen und Authentizität, mit Originalität und Werthaltigkeit. Und natürlich um all jene, die Lust haben mitzumachen.
The University of Westminster will host the FILMOBILE conference, which runs in combination with FILMOBILE exhibition at the London Gallery West. The two-day international conference will take place in central London and will include mobile film screenings and mobile filmmaking master classes. The event will provide a platform for mobile-phone filmmakers, artists, researchers, consumers, producers, users, ‘pro-d-user’ and the general public to initiate a debate on the subject of new mobile media in artistic practices, filmmaking and other related disciplines.
The 4th edition of the Festival Pocket Films will take place on June 13-15 2008 at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. You still can submit films. So where are you waiting for? Click here for more info.
Dialtones (A Telesymphony) was a large-scale concert performance whose sounds were wholly produced through the carefully choreographed ringing of the audience’s own mobile phones. The concert was held in 2001-2002 by Golan Levin, Gregory Shakar, Scott Gibbons, Yasmin Sohrawardy, Joris Gruber, Erich Semlak, Gunther Schmidl, and Joerg Lehner. (more…)
Artones.net is a research commission for artists making mobile phone art. The organization started early on in 2002 as a series of questions. Would artists be interested in making ‘commercial’ content, namely, really small pieces of art that could be sold to mobile phone users? If so, would the commercial distribution aspect affect the type of work they created? Equally, would typical ringtone/logo consumers be interested in purchasing innovative, artist designed content? What sort of content would be most popular, and why?