Transcending Borders: further entries

Further art entires have been received in the UWA’s Transcending Borders combined Art and Machinima Challenge, on which I’m privileged to sit as a member of the judging panel. The challenge is open to entries through until midnight, SLT on October 31st, 2014, and offers a combined prize pool of some L$1,030,000 for entrants, plus L$240,000 in audience participation prizes.

Android Ascension by Sheba Blitz is an abstract piece of pyramidal sections within which sits a rotating sphere displaying images of figures climbing an endless spiral stair
Android Ascension by Sheba Blitz is an abstract piece of pyramidal sections within which sits a rotating sphere displaying images of figures climbing an endless spiral stair

Entrants are invited to interpret the challenge theme, Transcending Borders, in any way they please. It might refer to transcending borders between space and time, or the past and present or the present and future, the divisions between dimensions, the borders separating nations or cultures or languages, or any one of the many borders we encounter as we navigate our physical and virtual lives.

Submissions may be either a piece of art (one item per entrant) or a short film preferably no longer than 4 minutes and 30 seconds (as many films as entrants wish to submit, as long as they have been filmed specifically for the challenge). All submissions should allow casual viewers to interpret how the theme is represented, or provide a means by which the piece can be understood in the context of the challenge theme.

Dusty Canning presents The Yeellow House, which converts van Gogh's famous painting of the house he rented in Aries, France, back into a 3D model visitors can walk around
Dusty Canning presents The Yellow House, which converts van Gogh’s famous painting of the house he rented in Aries, France, back into a 3D model visitors can walk around

The most recent entries in the art section of the challenge are shown here, and comprise pieces by Sheba Blitz, Dusty Canning,  Ginger Lorakeet and Spiral Silverstar.

The challenge is sponsored by  Tom Papas & SciFi Film Festival; LaPiscean Liberty & SL Artists; AviewTV, Taralyn Gravois and Arts Castle Gallery; TheDoveRhode and Peace is a Choice and S&S Gallery of Fine SL Art; Jon Stubbs & UWA Student Services; and  the UWA Virtual Worlds Project.

Ginger Lorakeet's whimsical 3D diorama "In a dream somewhere between real life & second life"
Ginger Lorakeet’s whimsical 3D diorama “In a dream somewhere between real life & second life”

Art entries for the challenge are on display in the Transcending Borders gallery area above the UWA’s home regions. Machinima entires will be listed on the SLArtist website as they are received.

Full details on the challenge, including all rules and details on how to submit entries can be found on the UWA blog.

Spiral Silverstar's rotating fractal kaleidoscope
Spiral Silverstar’s rotating fractal kaleidoscope

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