Call for Work on

Background is an online radio station that forms part of Pixel Palace, an exciting programme of digital arts and new media at Tyneside Cinema. (Broadcast Art, Sound & Independent Culture) is an online space that can be inhabited by artists, curators, thinkers and interesting people with something to share.

Since launching in November 2011, has commissioned an exciting number of leading artists, including Mark Vernon, The Noize Choir, Ed Carter, Sarah Boothroyd and Vicki Bennett (People Like Us).

In August, Pixel Palace is exhibiting a new commission, Mariner 9 by Kelly Richardson – an epic video art installation at Whitley Bay’s historic Spanish City Dome this August. This exhibition will coincide with the landing of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory aka “Curiosity”, on the planet Mars.

In a 12 metre-long panoramic installation, the work is a human-scale version of Mars a century or two from now, and a battlefield of real and imagined spacecraft in the centre of a dust storm. Taking NASA’s own imagery and technical data of the Martian landscape, Kelly has created an uber-realistic red planet, minutely replicating its distinctive geology, weather patterns and soundscape.
For more on Mariner 9 visit:
What we are looking for

We are seeking participation from artists, curators, collectors and archivists on the themes surrounding Mariner 9 e.g. space, mars, the environment and sci-fi. Contributions will be scheduled to play on from 1st August 2012. Submissions can include new or existing work, collections, archival material, sound art, spoken word, curated programmes and interviews.

The deadline for submissions is Monday 11th June 2012 at 5pm (GMT)

Artists will be notified via email regarding the outcome of their submitted or proposed work(s).

This is an unpaid opportunity but all selected contributions will be fully credited and linked appropriately to relevant websites and/or sources. This call is open to all, regardless of nationality, age, or career stage.

To apply, please complete the short submission form at:

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