Hi everyone, 
Being new to this mailing list but not completely new to the topic 
I'd like to share with you the information about upcoming leap second
festival :)


Leap Second Festival 

Leap Second Festival 2016 

Open call: Projects and works lasting one second or less. 

Submission deadline: 24.12.2016 

Contact info: leap...@noemata.net 

The festival takes place New Year's Eve, 31th December 2016 23:59:60 
UTC on the extra leap second squeezed in between 2016 and 2017. During 
this second all the projects and works will be exhibited, performed, 
and executed. 


For the 2016 festival we are looking for works that emphasize a collaborative,
experimental, project-based approach that in various ways embed the leap second
idea and function as events in themselves. With its awkward and impossible
format, the focus of the festival is a questioning of art and its appearance,
materiality, objecthood, phenomenology, or their negations or impossibilities,
leading to an exploration of media in search of itself as an
appearing/disappearing form or questioning/rejecting it. 

How can an artistic practice catch/reflect/express such a precarious situation,
an uncertain non-event, an immaterial/virtual moment, an untimely, unsuitable
intervention? And how can it challenge exhibition models and force new ways of
disseminating works? 

We're also looking for projects and works exploring deviation, glitch, and
wobble; interventions in and hacking of the machination of time; reality check
and celebration of natural cycles alining systemic/conceptual cycles; precarity
as an unpredictable and insecure condition of a technology of time and
production affecting material/physical and social/psychological welfare; a
marginal and intermittent existence, short and discontinuous, autonomous and
freely self-inserted/-exploited/-realized/-precarizated; untimely art, out of
time, out of order, out of line, a defiant leap. 


The Leap Second Festival is a distributed, decentralized event for art,
technology and precarity, coordinated on the net. This is the third festival in
the series. The festival is held on leap seconds announced by IERS
(International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service). The previous
festivals in 2015 and 2012 saw more than 100 works worldwide, from split-second
videos, audio and musical works, to conceptual- and instructional art, network-
and timespecific performances, and sculpture. The festivals have support from
the Arts Council Norway. 

The Leap Second Festival 2012 and 2015 catalogues are available at
http://noemata.net/leapsec26/ and http://noemata.net/leapsec/ 

Deadline submission: 24.12.2016 

Leap Second Festival 2016: 
31th December 23:59:60 - 1st January 2017 00:00:00 UTC 

Contact/Submit proposal: leap...@noemata.net 


Ars Publica/noemata - http://www.noemata.net 
BrowserBased group - http://www.browserbased.org 

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