press release

All interested artists are invited to take part in the 11th International Media Art Biennale WRO 05 competition. The deadline for submitting competition entries is January 15th, 2005; further requirements are detailed in the competition regulations. The submission form and competition regulations are available in pdf format in Polish and English.

The International Media Art Biennale WRO is the leading forum for new media art in Central Europe. When it debuted in December 1989 as the Sound Basis Visual Art Festival, WRO was devoted primarily to audiovisual works in formats ranging from video and computer art to installations, performances and multimedia presentations. Since 1993, the festival - now a biennial event - has also explored digital art as a form of creative expression. WRO is an ongoing enquiry into the artist's relationship to the blurring boundaries between high and popular culture, between local and global awareness, between commercial and independent endeavours. It puts particular emphasis on individual artistic strategies in the face of global tendencies, and on the fluidity of artistic responses to the culture of the society of the spectacle.