Share Prize Festival

The Sharing Association through the Share Project platform announces the XVIII edition of Share Festival, publishing the Share Prize Competition dedicated to contemporary art declined to technologies and sciences

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Share Festival announces the sixteenth edition of Share Prize contest dedicated to contemporary art declined to technologies and sciences. The competition jury will award a prize of Euro 2,500.00   to the work (published or unpublished) which best represents experimentation between arts and new technologies.The candidates for the prize (a short list of 6 competitors) will be guests at the XVIII edition of the Share Festival. The six nominations of candidates for the prize will be announced in July 2024.

The announcement will be published on the following website: www.toshareproject.it The winner will be announced during the Opening of the festival.

Purpose

Share Festival, the Italian exhibition of contemporary art linked to technological evolution and science announces the theme of the sixteenth consecutive year of the Share award. The works nominated for the award must follow the theme described here:SHARE PRIZE XVI

‘ALL-NATURAL’


For the XVIII edition of Share Festival, we make this demand because we know it’s impossible.

Here in glamorous Turin — a city known for its cordial support of “every form of art” — we can’t take one natural, untainted breath. Not only is the planet’s whole atmosphere polluted with Greenhouse gases — here in Turin, thanks to our industrial heritage and our particularly specific geographic climate, we’re badly off from an all-pervasive haze of PM2.5 micrometer pollution particles, including metals , combustion products and even agricultural dust. As you read this, we breathe that.

And yet, at the very same time, our Italian province of Piedmont is world-famous for its devotion to hand-crafted, artisanal “Slow Foods” grown from the unique plant and animal varieties of the fruitful Italian soil.

In our forthcoming Festival, we plan to tackle this contradiction headlong — through our favorite medium of technological art. Can this become a dialectic instead of a contradiction? Can we witness net.art that is all about birds, bugs, bees and natural local landscapes? Can we interact with robots made of natural woods, sculptures digitally carved from marble, and interactive artworks composed of horn, reeds, seashells, bamboo, straw, bones, fossils, or better yet, severely imperiled natural materials entirely unique to the artist’s own region in the world?
It’s not enough to “defend the environment” — how can natural materials infiltrate tomorrow’s unnatural substance and take some terrible, weedy revenge? Please do your best for us. We need a breath of fresh air!

Bruce Sterling, Artistic Director of Share Festival
Jasmina Tesanovic, Curator of Share Prize

Terms and Conditions

The competition is dedicated to artists who express the contemporaneity of the technological society as a language of creative expression, in all forms and formats, even in combination with analogue technologies and/or any other material.The competition is open to both Italian and foreign artists. Each artist or collective may submit a maximum of 3 

artworks, either published or unpublished . The Sharing Association will take care of the transport and set up of the selected works. The production of the works is the responsibility of the artist or collective.

To enter the competition, works must be registered on the website www.toshareproject.it using the entry form provided. Competition entry forms and artwork descriptions will be accepted in either Italian or English, though English is preferred.

To enter the competition, works must be registered on the website www.toshareproject.it using the entry form provided. Competition entry forms and artwork descriptions will be accepted in either Italian or English, though English is preferred.They cannot participate in the competition:

  • Members of the Jury and members of the organizing committee
    – The employees and contractors of the jury members and of the organizing body will not be eligible to
    take part in the competition.
  • Unproduced projects or works will not be accepted.

Deadline

To enter the competition, works must be registered on the website www.toshareproject.it using the entry form provided.

To participate in the competition the application form must be received no later than 9th June 2024 – 12:00 am. Late entries submitted after the deadline will not be accepted for any reason.

Documentation

To participate, entrants should complete the online entry form on the website www.toshareproject.it

The following information is required on all entry forms:

  • Title of the work;
  • Brief description of the work (max. 100 words);
  • Résumé of the artist or the artist collective (in the case of newly-formed collectives, the résumé of each member of the collective should be provided);
  • URL of the website where further information can be found about the work.
  • No additional material (hardcopy, DVDs, CDs, etc.) should be sent, beyond the specific competition requirements.

Each entering competition will be required to expand on the information provided in the entry form in a digital format (website, social media or a downloadable archive). The required documentation should contain:

  • A description of the work (max. 500 words) explaining the central concept and technology used.
  • Images (.jpg), video (.avi/mpeg4/h.264) or audio files (.mp3) of the work.
  • Résumé of the artist or the artist collective (in the case of newly formed collectives, the résumé of each member of the collective should be provided).

Download the full pdf of the call here

Fill out the form here

Website link: https://shareproject.cargo.site/SHARE-PRIZE-XVI-ENG

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