Off-Grid <On Tour>

A new Compiler exhibition as part of The Wrong - New Digital Art Biennale.
Open to the public from November 1st 2019 to March 1st 2020.

This is an ongoing open call for new or existing works that engage with, or demystify, the protocols and particularities of digital networks (the internet or otherwise) in a playful/DIY way.

Accepted submissions will be exhibited on Compiler's 'Wrong Router', a device designed to display digital art for anyone nearby with a smartphone, tablet or laptop, via ︎WiFi. This router exhibition will tour a selection of institutions and art venues across the UK and beyond.
Full list of confirmed venues coming soon...

You may submit anything that can be displayed on a webpage: an image/sound/video file, a 3D model, some html/css/javascript/php, an essay, a concept; you get the idea... Think about how the work might be triggered/accessed alongside other digital elements as part of an experimental web interface (for example, this page!).

Compiler welcomes submissions from practitioners of diverse disciplines. We are excited to host the work of artists with expertise in web development and coding, but are equally interested in ideas that come from a position of non-expertise. With this in mind, we are happy to consider submissions that could be developed as part of a collaborative learning process with Compiler.

We are particularly interested in projects that contemplate the genealogy of portable routers, like The Wrong Router, with accompanying Piratebox software, and their potential to evoke the spirit of pirate radio and other counter culture movements.

Please express your interest in a short description of up to 300 words, and send it with links to any supporting material to:
contact [at] compiler [dot] zone

Submissions are now open, closing on the 23rd of February 2020, a week before The Wrong Biennale ends. The exhibition will launch on the 1st of November 2019, continuing to grow and feature new artworks as it moves from place to place.