Contemporary art network ArtSlant has announced its first annual <ERROR 415> Award in New Media, with submissions open as of yesterday, April 10. The award exhibition will happen on Friday, May 17 in somewhere, where the best submissions will be projected on the wall of the Phoenix Hotel in San Francisco and, for those of us on another continent, viewable online at ArtSlant.com.
Named after the HTTP response status code for an unsupported media type, <ERROR 415> aims to support those new media practices still not fully accepted by the art world. The awards are looking for moving image and computer-generated new media art that is “representative of the experimental, critical and interrogative nature of this burgeoning medium”, while aqnb favourites Anthony Antonellis and Nick Briz are among the jurors for the event. See the ArtSlant website for more details.**