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Glitch is the Soul in the Machine

New Media Art, Minnesota

GLITCH IS THE SOUL IN THE MACHINE is an international exhibition showcasing emergent forms of new media art that playfully reveal the way digital technologies influence our perception of reality even as they corrupt the practice of everyday life. If “Glitch is the soul in the machine,” then how do works of contemporary art reveal what is broken, dysfunctional, hacked and cracked in our information-saturated culture?

iDMAa welcomes proposals for artwork that use digital processes to experiment in hybrid forms of intermedia art including but not limited to digital visual art, digital photography, digital video, digital design, digital sound, Internet (net) art, 3-D printing and/or fabrication, electronic literature, transmedia narrative, interactive / multimedia installation, mobile computing, VR/AR, and works influenced by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).

The GLITCH IS THE SOUL IN THE MACHINE exhibition coincides with the annual International Digital Media and Arts Association (iDMAa) conference, to be held on the campus of Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota, from June 24-27, 2021.

GLITCH IS THE SOUL IN THE MACHINE will exhibit both emerging and established artists whose creative work engages with new media technologies while reflecting on our current “digital condition” and the psychological obsolescence that accompanies our desire for what is new and purely functional.

All Participants in the GLITCH IS THE SOUL IN THE MACHINE 2021 Exhibition will receive:
Work featured in the exhibition catalog, which will be available for purchase online
Consideration for participation in artist talks and artist roundtables at the conference
Inclusion in the online gallery at (uploaded after conference)

Participants are responsible for:
All packaging/shipping and pre-paid return-shipping label
Any equipment not listed in the call
Any installation labor if work is not hang/pedestal/display ready

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