ICIDS 2021 Art Exhibition – Curatorial theme: [Re|Dis]Connection
The ICIDS 2021 Art Exhibition provides a platform for artists, makers and creators to explore interactive storytelling from the perspective of a particular curatorial theme:
The curatorial team seeks to inspire proposals with the following open questions:
- How might interactive storytelling aid or represent experiences of reconnection?
- What effect might sensations of disconnection (from each other, from technology, from the internet) have on interactive storytelling?
- How far do the connections and disconnections (between different technologies, methodologies, creative practices, creators, story nodes etc etc) shape interactive storytelling?
This year, the exhibition will be held in connection with the ICIDS conference in Tallinn, Estonia, which runs from 7-10 of December. It will be open to the public under free admission at a venue to be announced later. A virtual catalogue of the works will be hosted online by the conference, and descriptions and scholarship published by Carnegie Mellon ETC Press in a peer-reviewed, ISBN-numbered volume in the year following the exhibition.
The ICIDS Art Exhibition welcomes proposals for interactive digital storytelling artworks that explore the curatorial theme [Re|Dis]Connection, and that engage with the challenge of combining computational digital media and storytelling. Artworks can include, but are not limited to:
- screen-based computational works;
- web-based works,
- interactive installations;
- augmented, virtual, and mixed reality,
- mobile and location-based works;
- computer games;
- interactive documentaries;
- transmedia works;
- and any other artistic works that involve some combination of computational and/or rule-based system and interactive storytelling.
August 31, 2021 (11:59 pm, Eastern European Summer Time) artwork proposal submission deadline.
ICIDS is the premier conference for researchers and practitioners concerned with studying digital interactive forms of narrative from a variety of perspectives, including theoretical, technological, and applied design lenses. The annual conference is an interdisciplinary gathering that combines technology-focused approaches with humanities-inspired theoretical inquiry, empirical research and artistic expression. This year is the 14th edition of the conference. ICIDS is the main academic conference of the Association for Research in Digital Interactive Narratives (ARDIN).