MAX: Media Art Xploration invites artist submissions to MAXmachina, an incubator for our next live arts festival.
Artists are invited to submit proposals for work in live arts for MAX 2021: The Neuroverse, a festival exploring AI, neuroscience and the human-machine interaction. Selected works will premiere at MAX 2021: TheNeuroverse.
CALL OPEN DATE – December 6, 2019
DEADLINE – February 15, 2020, 11:59PM PST
Media Art Xploration invites artists to submit proposals for works in the live arts. Artists may propose work in dance, theater, music, experimental performance, experience design, and media arts. Proposed works must include a live element and explore themes related to the focus of MAX 2021: The Neuroverse: neuroscience, AI, and the dynamically shifting human-machine interface.
We look forward to exploring with our audience the potential of the cognitive and the computational. How can we use dance to illuminate the human-machine interaction? How can a comedy routine unmask surveillance? Perhaps we can use multi-user augmented reality to demonstrate algorithmic discrimination? Or perform a group therapy to find our footing IRL? Can improvisational performance help us reformulate the internet?
We are open and diverse; we like weird ideas that do not fit into categories and familiar ideas made unfamiliar. Using traditional forms such as cabaret, chamber drama, or stand-up comedy to illuminate the impact of science and technology on our times also aligns with our mission; we appreciate a simple story well told that reflects our humannesses in this moment. We hope to create conversations around how neuroscience deepens our understanding of human experiences (joy, serenity, trauma, addiction…) and how AI harvests our impulses, and how both are redefining what it means to be alive.
We are seeking proposals for new or currently in-progress work. This call is open to emerging and mid-career artists, including artists who do not traditionally work in live arts. We provide funding of up to $10,000, and production mentorship for funding, partnering and realizing the work with the support of our close network of scientists, engineers, artists, and patrons. Grant awards are determined on a case-by-case basis.
Finalists will be interviewed in April, 2020 and grantees will be announced in May, 2020.