The Fascinate Showcase 2014 is centred on Falmouth’s historic old town square The Moor, where you will find an amazing mythical stage with live performances every day (Thurs 28 – Sat 30 August) from midday till 23.00, artist installations, and from dusk each night a spectacle of light and sound on the Moor’s most prominent buildings. Venues around The Moor play host to further digital and interactive exhibits produced by local, national and international artists. The Showcase runs alongside the Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta
“Monster” digital stage with live performances, installations, information and son et lumière projections every day.
Installations: A Drawing Instrument Of Brobdingnagian Proportions, Sound Mirror…
Activities/Information: Faceback, If You Go Away, Stories in The Salty Air, Projectionist Orchestra
Son et lumière: interactive projection installations, and live projection to accompany after-dusk stage performances, on to the façades of historic buildings surrounding The Moor! Artists/Installations including: Motherbox, Transmission of Body-Time into Computer-Time, Graphic Ships, Twisted Vision…
1st Floor Hall: Consequential Spaces, ArtVR, Newsfeed Haiku, Dear Sea
Lobby: The Curators Room
1st Floor/Lounge: Pop Goes The Pine Apple
2nd Floor/Attic: Sailmakers’
Faceback – Get your badge and join Faceback at Fascinate from the Fascinate Outlet on The Moor.
Stories in the Salty Air – Digital storytelling, listen on your mobile using the QR codes displayed around town. Information from the Fascinate Outlet on The Moor.
If You Go Away – A journey through town using binaural sound and interactive text on using your GPS equipped mobile. Information from the Fascinate Outlet on The Moor.
Performers appearing on the Fascinate Monster Moor stage will be announced here. Running schedule will be announced nearer the event.
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In 2013 the Fascinate Showcase instantly established itself as a must-attend evening for anyone wishing to see outstanding performances incorporating the latest digital techniques and technology applied to music, dance, projection, improvisation, theatre, installations and a team of VJs. Some 400 visitors experienced 50 performances and installations in 2013′s 12 hour Showcase evening. Checkout the 2013 Fascinate Showcase line up, pictures, video and another video.
In 2014 the Fascinate Showcase will relocate to down town Falmouth – shoreside, waterfront and afloat - running alongside the tall ships regatta and fireworks on the afternoon and evening of Saturday 30 August. In addition to Fascinate delegates we anticipate 30,000+ visitors will be in Falmouth on the same day as the Showcase to see the Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta and evening fireworks which the Showcase is also a part of. All Showcase performances and installations will be open for viewing by the general public providing an amazing audience for participants in the Fascinate Showcase!
Last year we showcased a diverse range of digitally enabled artists from 30+ countries. In 2014 we are seeking proposals for the following:
As the Showcase is running alongside the Tall Ships Regatta you are encouraged to explore themes of maritime exploration and environment but we invite submission of any independent theme that is digitally empowered.
A series of special events during the Showcase will explore Packets as communication. The port of Falmouth was – until 1851 – Britain’s communication gateway to much of the world using the Packet Ships that called here. Cornwall has a rich history of enabling analogue and digital communication: Marconi and wireless at Poldhu and Lizard; Porthcurno and telegraph; Goonhiilly satellite communications and space exploration; and today the landing point for many of the fibre optic undersea cables that carry Internet traffic.
You are welcome to propose installations, film, animation and performance that might be incorporated with this special events strand.
There will be a diverse range of venues throughout Falmouth town available for installations and performances. Confirmed installation/performance venues for the Fascinate 2014 Showcase to date:
More venues will be added in the next month so please check back for site specific opportunities at the Showcase.
Although the focus of the Fascinate Showcase is Saturday 30 August there are a number of options for installations at certain venues to run for the full period of the Tall Ships Regatta and Fascinate Conference/Workshops, from 27-31 August.
Email: please forward all proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org
Document Formats: please submit your written proposals in only PDF, OpenOffice (.odf) or MSWord (.doc) formats. PDF IS PREFERRED.
Video: if you wish to provide video or other large files in support of your proposal then please provide links where they can be viewed online, link to a dropbox folder or on CD/DVD/USB media.
Proposals for installations and performances should include:
Collaborations & Match Making: we encourage collaborative work but if you are missing an essential ingredient in your team then please let us know email@example.com and we will attempt to introduce likely collaborators based on the skills or resources you are lacking to complete your proposal.
A limited number of bursaries will be available for artists and performers participating in the Showcase to cover e.g. registration, travel, accommodation and materials. If you would like to apply for a bursary then please state this in your submission together with details of expenditure requested.