Proposals are now being accepted for the Digital Art in Ireland conference (#DigiArt22), a joint initiative of Sample-Studios and the Department of Digital Humanities at University College Cork.
Funded by The Arts Council of Ireland, #DigiArt22 offers an opportunity to share research and creative contributions within an engaging, collegial atmosphere comprising digital art scholars and practitioners from Ireland and beyond. There will be no registration fee for this event beyond a nominal administration fee paid to Sample-Studios. Bursaries of €150 will be made available for artists and practitioners, as well as researchers and scholars in precarious employment.
The conference will be held in Cork on June 2nd and 3rd, hosted at UCC and The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Fitzgerald Park.
Proposals are welcome from scholars, critics, artists and practitioners and may take one of three formats:
1. Academic Conference Papers
We invite proposals of ~500 words for 20-minute academic conference presentations. Proposals may focus on any topic relating to the wider field of digital art or new media aesthetics, situated
in an Irish context. Each presentation will be followed by a 10-minute Q&A.
2. Artist/Practitioner Papers
We invite proposals of ~500 words for 20-minute conference presentations from artists and practitioners looking to detail and discuss some aspect of their own work. Please note that we do not have capacity for actual works to be exhibited, installed, or performed. We welcome presentations on any form of artistic practice that might be considered “digital” in the broadest possible sense. Each presentation will be followed by a 10-minute Q&A.
3. Panel Discussions
90-minute panel proposals, incorporating separate but related presentations / discussions on a consistent topic are also welcome, and may be either academic or artistic in nature (or a mix of the two). Panel proposals should provide ~500-word summaries of the planned structure and overall thematic emphasis.
Please submit proposals using EasyChair:
All Submissions should include the title of the submission, the name(s) and affiliation(s) of contributor(s), 500-word abstracts, and biographical notes. The deadline for submissions is March 1st, 11pm GMT. Submissions will be reviewed by the conference chairs, with contributors being notified by April 2022.
Exhibition: As part of the Digital Art in Ireland conference, invited Guest Curator, Conor McGarrigle will curate a Digital Art in Ireland exhibition in The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Fitzgerald’s Park, Cork City. Participation in this exhibition will be by invitation only. We are not inviting submissions by open call for the exhibition.
Conor McGarrigle is an artist and researcher working primarily with digital media. His practice is characterised by urban interventions mediated through digital technologies and data-driven explorations of networked social practices. He is a lecturer in Fine Art New Media at the TU Dublin School of Creative Arts and a Research Fellow of the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media. He has exhibited extensively internationally including the Venice Biennale, Fundació Miro Mallorca, the Saint-Étienne Biennale, SITE Santa Fe and the Science Gallery.
Programme & Book of Abstracts: After #DigiArt22, the Programme and Book of Abstracts will be deposited to the Cork Open Research Archive (CORA), UCC’s institutional repository, where details of the event will be preserved and
Please direct all queries to the conference chairs:
Dr James O’Sullivan (University College Cork): firstname.lastname@example.org
Aoibhie McCarthy (Sample-Studios): email@example.com