Data as Culture
Where is the humour in data? In these meme-fuelled, data-overloaded, statistically skewed times, we are asking how, when and where can data be funny. Data infrastructures are revealing themselves to direct, redirect or misdirect our news, our governments and ultimately our cultures. How can we find the comedy – dark or light – in the flow of data surrounding us?
For the next Data as Culture art exhibition we are looking for artworks that interrogate data in ways that raise a wry smile, a full blown LOL, or a Black Mirror-style swipe at the future of open data.
Data as Culture is the art programme for the Open Data Institute. Exhibitions take place in the working environment, alongside ODI staff and visitors.
We are looking for framed or unframed, wall or screen-based works in any media which:
Small objects may be accommodated.
We are particularly keen to receive proposals that incorporate open data.
We are not looking for:
The works will be seen within a working environment with a ‘captive’ audience, of staff so material that may be deemed obscene or offensive will not be considered.
The exhibition programme will take place across a series of screens, walls, shelves and cabinets in the ODI headquarters in Shoreditch, London. Please see images of previous exhibitions below.
The audience are professional adults, who are often tech-savvy and time-poor. They will respond most strongly to an experience that is immediately impactful, striking or engaging. They are:
The ODI will also promote the project via its website and other social and traditional media channels.
Only applications submitted in the correct format via
this online form will be accepted. The form requests the following information:
The call is open to all artists working with data, and we actively encourage applications from the groups below who are currently under-represented within our sector. These are artists from Black, Asian and other Minority Ethnic groups, artists who identify as LGBT, as well as Deaf and Disabled artists.
Call published on 24 March 2017
Deadline for submissions: 23:59 on 26 April 2017
All applicants will be notified by or on 14 May 2017
Installation: September 2017
(Schedule subject to change)
Loan fee for existing works: £400 per selected work including expenses
Production fees for new works: up to £1,200
Please contact Julie Freeman with any questions regarding the call.