Deadline: 12 August, 2015
Application fee: none
Sluice_screens ɔc is a new development in the Sluice_screens strand of programming. Created with
assistance from ascribe, screens ɔc aims to provide a platform for the public to engage with art made with
video, sound and web, whilst enabling the artists to retain control of their intellectual property.
Sluice_screens ɔc is a new platform dedicated to the support and promotion of artists’ working within the digital realm. Sluice_screens takes the form of a free to enter open submission award. Ten artists will be short-listed. From the short-list one artist will be selected to be exhibited at Sluice_2015 on Sunday 18 October as part of the Sluice_screens ɔc programme and will receive £500 prize money. All ten short-listed artists will subsequently be exhibited at The Hospital Club, in London’s Covent Garden. This new and innovative prize is designed specifically for a new generation of artists who are working digitally with video, sound, and web.
The Sluice_screens ɔc programme will be critically expanded upon by a panel discussion during Sluice_2015. How is the virality of digitised art effecting the perception of creative production? What effect do the differing philosophical stances inherent to copyright vs copyleft have on how the art-world engages with artists? What light can be thrown on this post-internet battleground by contextualising it within an art-historical framework?
A jury consisting of: Ali Hillman (Curator – the hospital club), Charlie Levine (Curator – Sluice) and Masha McConaghy (Curator, consultant – ascribe) will select a shortlist of ten artists. From this shortlist one artist
will be selected to exhibit at Sluice_2015 and in addition will receive £500.
The jury will select the artists based on the work alone.
Application period: 15 July – 12 August
Short-list announced: 1 September
Winner announced: 12 September
The Hospital Club will host an exhibition for all shortlisted artists before Feburary 2016.
Sluice__ is an art initiative run by an artist, an educationalist and a curator. Sluice was formed as a provocation and foregrounds criticality as a central concern. Sluice strategically adopts structures in order to showcase artist, curator and emergent discourse, projects and galleries.
Sluice is partnered with ascribe.io for submissions to the prize. ascribe helps artists maintain control over their digital work by providing them with an easy way to register and transfer copyright. Artists submitting to Suice_Screens upload their work and ascribe ensures attribution. ascribe was built to foster the engagement of digital art within the art market; educational platforms; archives; and collections.