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Open Call: Share Prize XV

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[Texte disponible uniquement en anglais] Share Festival, the Italian exhibition of contemporary art linked to technological evolution and science, announces the theme of the fifteenth consecutive year of the Share award.

The works nominated for the award must follow the following theme: ELABORATOR - The Heart of the Artificial Intelligence.

Long ago, in the era before globalization, computers had national names. In France, computers were ordinateurs; in Spain, ordenadores. These machines put the world in order. In Germany they were datenverarbeitungsanlage, equipment for working with data.
But in Italy, computers were elaborati, or machines to make the world elaborate. The elaborators have won. Computers no longer merely "compute" to solve our mathematical problems. We live in the consequences of their technical solutions. They are becoming self-educated neural nets, the most elaborate machines ever made.

The competition is open to both italian and foreign artists that use contemporary tech society, in all its shapes and forms, and in combination with analogue technologies and other materials, as a language for creative expression.
The six finalists for the prize will be announced in July 2023 and they will be invited to participate in the XVII edition of Share Festival (31.10 - 5.11.2023, Torino), during the ContemporaryArt Week Torino. The competition jury will award a prize of 2.500€ to the work (published or unpublished) which best represents experimentation between arts and new technologies.

To enter the competition:
- works must be registered on the website
- each artist, or artist collective, can enter a maximum of three works
- competition entry forms and art work descriptions will be accepted in either Italian or English (English is preferred).

Deadline: 31.05.2023