Collusion launches major commission for Cambridge

18/03/2015

On Wednesday 18 March, Cambridge based arts & technology agency Collusion launched a major new commissioning opportunity for the city. 

For more information, including the full brief and online application portal, visit the Commission pages.  

Real Time Commission is an opportunity to make a new public realm digital work for Cambridge, working within the Greater Cambridge area and its data. The commission is open to artists from all disciplines, as well as collectives of creatives assembled around cross-disciplinary making. This includes artists, artist collectives and designers.

The artwork is not limited to any one form or outcome but we are interested in the following:

  • Art that connects with Cambridge as a world centre of technological growth

  • Works that delight and surprise with their boldness

  • Works that are informed by direct public interaction

  • Works that directly engage the public in thinking about data

  • Art that interrogates the rhetoric or language of ‘internet of things’

  • Works that have a physical presence as well as a digital outcome

  • Art that harvests real time data from multiple sources


The commission will be awarded at the end of May 2015, with the selected artist working with partners and citizens of the city during their residency, which will run from June to October 2015. The final work will be presented during the University of Cambridge's Festival of Ideas in October 2015. 

The commission is supported by The Technology Partnership (TTP), University of Cambridge and Arts Council England.

For more information, including the full brief and online application portal, visit the Commission pages.  

Collusion is a playful, experimental new agency for Cambridge that operates at the intersection of arts, technology,and human interaction. We facilitate collaborative interdisciplinary explorations focusing on new work with artists within the area of embedded and locative systems - including the wider generic concepts of the internet of things and smart cities.

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