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Deadline for proposals: July 19, 2002

Gallery 9/Walker Art Center (WAC) announces a third round of net art commissions: "Emerging Artists/Emergent Medium: Translocation" (EAEM3). With support from The Jerome Foundation, WAC will commission three new net art projects.

The fee for each commission will be $5,000 plus a budget of up to $4,000 for technical support. A writer will also be commissioned to write a critical essay in relation to the project, and completed commissioned works will be presented as part of a global (translocal?), online exhibition to be presented in February 2003.

The Walker Art Center's Gallery 9 ( is an online platform for project-driven exploration, through digitally-based media, of all things "cyber." Past commissions in the Emerging Artists/Emergent Medium series have gone to:, Natalie Bookchin and Alexei Shulgin, Auriea Harvey, Ochen K, Diane Ludin, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, r a d i o q u a l i a, and Vivian Selbo.


The theme of EAEM3 is the "translocal." There is, potentially, an important difference between what has been termed McGlobalization and the translocal. If one version of globalization is the transnational ubiquity of global brands and the dominance of global capital, can the translocal be a counter-example, specifying an individual, local environment yet situating it in a global context? If the topology of the network is one of connected nodes, every node is global. Is any node local? No node is the center. Is every node is a center?

These and many other questions are raised by the notion of the translocal. In the spirit of project-driven exploration, EAEM3 encourages proposals that broadly explore and interpret translocal, particularly in relation to issues of situatedness, embodiment, and agency in a connective, global context. Projects must be able to be experienced compellingly online.

Emerging Artist/Emergent Medium 1
Emerging Artist/Emergent Medium 2
Gallery 9
Jerome Foundation
Walker Art Center

Interview with Arjun Appadurai
Anette Baldauf and Christian Hoeller

Andreas Broeckman
Networked Agencies

Tetsuo Kogawa
Two or Three Things I Know About the Streaming Media


EAEM3 is specifically aimed at emerging artists. At least two of the three commissions will be awarded to artists or artist groups based in New York City or Minnesota (USA).


Proposals will be reviewed by a jury consisting of Steve Dietz, Walker Art Center; Douglas Fogle, Walker Art Center; Gunalan Nadarajan, Dean, Lasalle College, Singapore; and Yukiko Shikata, Independent Curator, Tokyo. Selected artists will be contacted on or after August 30, 2002. Each artist will be asked to sign an agreement with Walker Art Center governing the terms of the commission.


Notification to the Walker of a proposals for a Emerging Artists_Emergent Medium commission is accepted via the submission form (above) only. Notification will be accepted until 5:00 pm CST on Friday, July 19, 2002. Proposals must take the form of a web site that includes the following key elements:

  • Project description (500 words maximum) that discusses your project's core concept, how you will realize your project and your project's feasibility. If you plan to work with assistants, consultants or collaborators, their roles and (if possible) names should be included.
  • Project thematics (500 words maximum) that discusses the relation of your project to the translocal.
  • A production timeline and a project budget. These can be modified on acceptance, but projects must be doable with available funding. If you have other funding sources for your project, please indicate this in your budget.
  • Your resume or Curriculum Vitae. For collaborative groups, provide either a collective CV or the CV's of all participants.
  • Up to 5 work samples. Note: more is not necessarily better. You should include only work samples that are relevant to your proposal. Please provide contextualizing information (title, date, medium, perhaps a brief description) to help the jury understand what they are looking at. The work sample can take any form, as long as it is accessible via the web.

When designing your web-based proposal, please note that the jury will have limited time, so try to make your site clear and concise. When your web-based proposal is ready, complete the submission form above.


Winners will be announced on or before August 30, 2002. Commissioned projects must be completed by January 13, 2003.


If you have any questions about the Emerging Artists_Emergent Medium: Translocation commissions, please contact Steve Dietz at

*Thanks and acknowledgment to Rhizome for the example of its excellent commission submission format.