Events - Art Cels Performance
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|Open Call to Artists
|Emails are being accepted from Performance
Artists, including theater, dance, technologists &
musicians, who are interested in performing at the Art
Cels Performance Party on Friday, May 10th, 2002 (8pm
- 1am) @ the Town
Hall in Lancaster, UK.
Art Cels Performance Party, organized by the Cybernetics
Group and sponsored by the Computing Department @ Lancaster
University, is the final event in the three-day celebration
of Stelarc's visit to Lancaster. Stelarc will be our
honored guest at the party.
The Computing Department, with the help of Folly, hopes
that Art Cels will bring together local artists and
technologists to discuss the future of computing and
performance art in human-machine communication. With
this in mind, Art Cels hopes to attract artists who
are interested in exploring human-computer communication
using various performance techniques. As well, we invite
technophiles to display their wares during the event.
The event will be held at Lancaster's Town Hall in
the Ashton Hall, a magnificent historic building in
the heart of the town. The hall can accommodate 600
people, has vaulted ceilings, dressing rooms, a balcony
(for 200), a large stage and plenty of room for mingling,
sitting, dancing. See
Venue images here.
As well as having some confirmed artists performing,
this is an open stage event.
We will set up several side stages to encourage anyone
who attends the event to perform. Artists may perform,
dance, sing anywhere in the Hall.
The venue is wheelchair accessible.
The venue will provide a DJ, stage, an (internal) network
of webcams, lighting and sound. However, because of
the fragile ceilings, sound will be restricted to lower
decibels (note that this is still quite loud, re: loud
enough to accommodate a 40 piece marching band).
All people and artwork must be out of the building
by 2am so please consider how long it will take to tear
down your work.
Since this is a licensed event, only those who are
over the age of 18 may attend.
Participants may not use smoke machines, helium baloons,
or pyrotechnics (although smoking will be allowed indoors).
Only non-combustable or flame-retarted materials please.
Artists may show up to the event without submitting
an email since this is an open stage event. However,
since the Town Hall requires that we submit a list of
special requirements, props and electrical equipment
2 weeks prior to the event, we must have your equipment
listed if you wish to perform! Therefore, we
strongly suggests that you submit an email.
Those who submit emails will have access to the venue
during the day, before the event.
Since this is a licensed event, applicants must be
18 years of age and older. Applicants are to submit
an email with the following information:
- Your name, email addy, phone number(s)
- Title of your work
- Affiliated University, Company, Centre or Organization
- The nature of your work
- Equipment, props, drapery, costumes, etc. that you
will be bringing. For electrical equipment, evidence
that it has been tested in the last twelve months
- Short bio about yourself.
You may submit more than one email. Submit your email