Art Gallery

Art Gallery Theme: The Future of Ritual and Resonance

How are we facing the pandemic of Covid19 and the various social changes that cascade from it? This virus is spreading through human connections and affecting traditions, cultures, and systems shaped by humanity.

As we recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, everyone is searching for answers to numerous questions such as:

  • What will the rituals, behaviors, and modes of the future look like in light of these experiences?
  • What immersive experiences are useful for new social contexts?
  • How will we bring on-screen animation closer to physical, real-life animation?
  • Can humanity create new animism to communicate with artificial intelligence and robots?
  • What are the key factors to consider when humanizing technology in the process of digital transformation?
  • How will we share with people in remote locations and what new technologies can create vivid travel experiences?
  • How do we envision new hybrid modes that go beyond online and on-site?
  • What are the new formats for live experiences?
  • Are there solutions in hacking and transforming cities and everyday life?
  • What are the next ideas for sharing experiences, knowledge, life, and death?
  • How do we harness the power of collective will and individual hope in the face of global changes in media and governance?
  • In the face of the climate crisis, how can we shift technology for the benefit of humans to benefit the planet, and how can we work together to live in harmony with nature?
  • What kind of resonance will these new experiences bring to people and society?

SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 Art Gallery is looking for artwork, projects, performances, platforms, and communities to address these themes.

Call for Artworks (Submission Deadline: 15 July 2021, 23:59 UTC/GMT)

Video Presentations

As SIGGRAPH Asia would be a Hybrid event, a video presentation will be a prerequisite for all submissions. Depending on the requirements of your program, a pre-recorded video presentation or supplementary video will be used and presented at SIGGRAPH Asia. This will allow your work to gain extensive coverage and give our global community the opportunity to learn about your submission.

Art Gallery Chair

Director, Ars Electronica Futurelab
Austria

Art Gallery Curation Committee

Etsuko Ichihara
Media Artist
Japan

Kyoko Kunoh
Ars Electronica Futurelab
Austria

Hideaki Ogawa
Ars Electronica Futurelab
Austria

Akira Wakita
Keio University SFC
Japan


Art Gallery Advisory Member

Maša Jazbec
DDTlab at Network of Art Research and Culture Centres
Slovenia

Dietmar Offenhuber
Northeastern University
United States of America

Riar Rizaldi
Artist, Indonesia

Lubi Thomas
LubiCo - Independent Curator
Australia

Submissions are due on 15 July 2021, 23:59 UTC/GMT.

Please review and carefully follow the submission requirements below. Incomplete or wrongly completed submissions will not be considered. For each submission, please complete the following requirements:

Information about Work
  • Basic information: Title, date of completion, abstract, and summary.
  • For Art Gallery submission, publishable (with proofread edited English) artist statement (200 - 300 words) and technical description (100 - 200 words) are required.
Technical Requirements*
*only for Art Gallery submission form.

Specifications of your work, including size, weight, light and sound emission; lighting and sound requirements; spatial, network, and electrical needs; etc.

Submission Files

For Art Gallery:

  • Video (within 3min)
    • Video format: .mp4 is preferred
    • Frame rate: 30fps
    • Aspect ratio: 16:9/Widescreen
    • Resolution: 1920x1080 (i.e., 1080p HD)
    • Video file size: 1.8 GB or less
  • Main image: One representative image in JPG format suitable for use in print and promotional materials (see image format requirements below).
  • Additional Detail Image: In JPG
  • Web image: In JPG or PNG format, max. 200 KB for website publication.
  • For any further questions, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Manage Contributors
  • List of project collaborators (if any).

Please note: All entries must be uploaded to the SIGGRAPH Asia Submission System. No discs or drives will be accepted.

Educator's Resources Submission Option

Those submitting content to a SIGGRAPH conference have the option of donating materials of educational value to ACM SIGGRAPH online resources for the benefit of the education community. Learn more.

For more information about uploading files for your submission, please see Uploading Files.

For additional submission information, please see the FAQs.

Deadlines

Online submission forms must be completed no later than 15 July 2021, 23:59 UTC/GMT

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3 programs have overlapping scope

  • Art Gallery
  • Emerging Technologies
  • XR

Below, we highlight features of each program that help submitters to decide which program to submit to.

However, for some works, it may not be possible to clearly decide the best-fitting program.

In that case, we encourage submitters to:

  • Submit the work to all fitting programs at the same time
  • Email the respective program chairs to notify them about this
    • Art Gallery: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Emerging Technologies: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • XR (Extended Reality): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Then, the program chairs will decide which program this work best fits in and only judge it in that category.

Distinguishing Features of Each Program
  • Art Gallery
    • Submitted works need to fit the theme “The Future of Ritual and Resonance” and have to be intended as art projects.
  • Emerging Technologies
    • Place for innovative technologies that provides novel experience
    • This year’s theme: “Awaken Our Bodies”
    • Often features new hardware devices that cannot be purchased
    • Works usually focus on technology with design/artistic intent being secondary
    • “Maker” mentality
  • XR
    • Features novel VR / AR prototype systems and/or innovative content with off-the-shelf consumer products and software such as Unity or Unreal Engine
    • Works usually focus on novelty of the technology with design/artistic intent
    • Submissions with scientific focus are also acceptable, e.g., sophisticated redirect touching algorithms with standard hardware

Selections will be made by a panel of digital art experts according to the following criteria:

  • Overall impact of the work
  • Relevance to the Call for Submissions
  • Impact to shape the future society
  • Quality of the accompanying artist statement
  • Creative use of media
  • Depth of critical exploration

All contributors to SIGGRAPH Asia Annual Conferences are now required to use ACM's rights management system to grant rights to publish accepted content rather than through the SIGGRAPH Asia Submission System. Essentially, submission tracking, jury review, and acceptance remain the same, but now the rights management is through ACM, the parent organization of SIGGRAPH Asia.

You will be asked to complete an ACM rights management form, which includes permission to record and distribute the audio and video of your recorded presentation through official channels of ACM/SIGGRAPH Asia. For most content types, this will be a Permission and Release form, which allows authors to retain copyright.

More Information on these options (the FAQ is particularly useful)

As a contributor to an ACM-sponsored event, the following expectations apply to you, should your content be accepted for presentation:

  • You have permission to use everything that is in your presentation. This includes securing permission to use third-party material and providing documentation of that permission to ACM. (More information on the proper use of third-party material in your presentation)
  • If you are using copyrighted musical compositions in your presentation, you must secure performing rights licenses.
  • You must have the authority to grant ACM the right to distribute your presentation.

Once your contribution is accepted, you will receive a link via email to the appropriate form for your contribution.

Artists will receive acceptance and rejection notices via email. Detailed information and instructions will then be sent to artists along with the acceptance letter.

Presenter and Contributor Recognition

Presenters / Contributors of each accepted submission have to register for at least one conference pass. Please visit our registration page to view the various registration categories for each program.

Please see the Recognition Benefits for a summary of what you will receive if your work and/or proposal are accepted by SIGGRAPH Asia 2021.

You can apply for a 100% discount via the submission system, one presenter per accepted submission.

Publication

All work selected for the SIGGRAPH Asia Art Gallery will also be documented in the SIGGRAPH Asia website and ACM Digital Library.

Other Details

You will be able to update your basic submission information so that it can be included in the conference program and website. This information needs to be finalized two weeks after acceptance.

Artwork
Submission Process

Artwork
What type of artwork is acceptable for submission?

SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 Art Gallery is looking for artistic works, projects, performances, platforms, and communities that address the theme.

Can I submit a video documenting my work?

For performances, installations, and any interactive art that changes over time, you should submit a digital video that shows the evolution of the work, in addition to still images for documentation.

Is digital video art accepted?

Yes, if there is a significant use of creative digital techniques to alter the video, if the piece incorporates computer animation, or if it expands on aesthetic issues described in the Art Gallery Call for Participation.

Is SIGGRAPH Asia accepting sculptures?

Yes, sculptures that are interactive, robotic, electronic, or part of an installation are encouraged. Works that utilize rapid prototyping, that make use of embedded systems, or combine traditional media with digital systems are also welcome.

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Submission Process
Where do I send my submission materials?

All work must be submitted via the SIGGRAPH Asia Art Gallery Online Submission Form. Do not send printed proposals or slides in physical form through the mail.

How many pieces can I submit to the SIGGRAPH Asia Art Gallery?

There is no limit. Submit as many as you like. But you must complete and submit a separate submission form for each work, unless your work is a series (see below).

If my work is a series, how should I submit it?

You should submit all pieces of the series under the same submission form. Be aware that if you specify that the pieces can NOT be split up, the jury will have to agree on all of the works in the series, so the work may be harder to accept. If your series does not hold together without each of the component parts, make sure you check "Please do not split up." Do not use this category to submit multiple artworks unless they are a series.

Can I submit a detail of my art work along with the image?

Yes.

Will you accept my work without an artist's statement?

No. All submissions must include a 200-300 word publishable (with proofread edited English) artist's statement. Your statement must address the conceptual aspects of the work. You must also include a 100-200 word publishable technical statement.

Can I submit a URL rather than images of my work?

No. You must submit images of your work so that we can publish an image of your work. You may submit a URL so that we can get additional information about your work if needed.

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All deadlines are 23:59 UTC/GMT.

15 July 2021
Submission Deadline

August - September 2021
Jury Reviews

September 2021
Acceptance Notification

October 2021
Final Materials Due

15 - 17 December 2021
SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 Exhibition Days

14 - 17 December 2021
SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 Event Days

*Publications content will be available in the ACM Digital Library one week prior to the conference.

ACM SIGGRAPH strives to create a welcoming and nurturing community for everyone working in computer graphics and interactive techniques independent of gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background, religion, country of origin, or abilities. Work submitted to this program should be in alignment with these values.

For any submission to an ACM SIGGRAPH conference or Standing Committee activity, the person in charge (PIC) of the program should be aware of and sensitive to potential issues pertaining to the ACM SIGGRAPH values of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. If an issue is identified, then the authors of the submission shall be asked to modify their submission to resolve the issue before acceptance. If the PIC is unsure if there is an issue, then they should contact the Chair of the DEI Committee for advice.