The New Networked Normal is delighted to launch an open call for new artistic projects to be presented on nnn.freeport.global. 

nnn.freeport.global is an alternative space for the distribution of artworks, inspired by new networked geographies, duty-free art storage sites in free-trade zones, the darknet, and other liminal spaces, to ask what challenges and opportunities these spaces pose for anonymity, authorship, and autonomy. The platform experiments with the peer-to-peer, content-addressed system Inter Planetary File System (IPFS) as backend, with the platform acting as a hybrid HTTP/IPFS gateway to the artworks and content. Built as an alternative space for the sharing and distribution of content, nnn.freeport.global brings focus to the backstreets, black markets, and divergent parts of the internet to share and debate the value of art.

OPPORTUNITY
Fee: €1000 – €4000
NNN invites proposals for the support of new creative work or the expansion of research into artistic outputs, to be premiered on nnn.freeport.global between September 2018 – April 2019. NNN will support the production of  2-4 works with a budget between €1000 – €4000 towards fees and production costs. This opportunity is open to individuals or groups working across any artforms in Europe

NNN are interested in works that further explore the nnn.freeport.global themes and infrastructures:

  1. Extra-territorial Spaces
    What opportunities can the shifting of existing territories and emergence of new territories (on and offline) create? From old, new and invisible borders to material sovereignties and new networked topologies what alternative forms of value making should be debated?
  2. Future of the internet and its communities
    What challenges are presented by radical decentralization of both infrastructure and data. Are there new ways of inhabiting peer-to-peer systems, darknets, and other decentralized spaces, such as blockchain, IPFS, beaker browser, bit/webtorrent, etc?
  3. Algorithmic Citizenship
    Networked technologies and infrastructures are challenging traditional notions of identity and citizenship. AI and other automation (most recently Deepfakes) can pose questions about authenticity. What does this mean for the future of freedom and surveillance?


HOW TO APPLY

Deadline for applications is Thursday 31st May 2018, all application will be reviewed by a panel consisting of representatives from the NNN partner organisations and selected artists will be contacted by the end of June.

Applications must include the following:

  1. Project Proposal – simply outlining project concept (maximum 2 A4 pages) statement and support image / sketch.
  2. Project Budget Proposal – with a simple breakdown of how you will spend the budget, include all relevant fees, production and online presentation costs (maximum 1 A4 page)
  3. Support Material – which could include resume, examples of previous work, any relevant urls, visuals (data flow, sketches, timeline, schematics, etc.) that will help us better understand the proposal and your practice (maximum 4 A4 pages).

Applications must be submitted via the online submission form.
Please submit all documents (including materials 1-3 above) in ONE .PDF format. The limit for uploads on the upload site is 10MB, if your submission exceeds this please provide a link to files using transfer services like wetransfer or dropbox.

You can download the full guidelines below and for any queries relating to your submission please contact submissions@andfestival.org.uk

NNN – Open Call Guidelines