Art Exhibition

ICIDS 2015 Art Exhibition – Curatorial theme: Fragmentation

Please see the invitation for the Opening Reception on Monday Nov 30 at 18:00 at Facebook

The ICIDS 2015 Art Exhibition provides a platform for artists to explore the new medium for interactive storytelling from the perspective of a particular curatorial theme: Fragmentation. Note that the curatorial theme is intended to inspire, not constrain, and will be developed further to accommodate the accepted works.
Fragmentation can refer to the way the processes of remediation and transmediation are juxtaposing or contrasting stories from old or traditional media (oral storytelling, written stories, theatre, comics, radio, television, film), and how this fragmentation shapes how we experience and understand interactive stories in the new medium. At some point we need to re-fragment or de-fragment these stories so that we can make sense of new ways of telling and experiencing stories through interaction with respect to the affordances of the new medium. Perhaps construction and sense making of these micro and mini narrative fragments also depends on the signs of time, to the zeitgeist specifically?

The purpose of the exhibition is to encourage artists to explore interactive digital storytelling at the boundaries of old and new media, and to investigate fragmentation in ways of how to tell interactive stories in various media, with a focus on exploring new ways to tell and experience interactive stories unique to computational media, and how old ways of telling and experiencing stories can be made new, or remediated, in new interactive media.

Selected/Exhibited Works


  • November 29: Setup: 12-18
  • November 30: Opening reception: 18:00
  • November 30 – December 5, 2015: ICIDS Art Exhibition. 10-16
  • December 5th: Packing from 14 o’clock.

Questions about ICIDS 2015 art exhibition should be sent to the exhibition chairs at:

Call for Artworks

The International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling

The International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS) is the premier venue for researchers, practitioners and theorists to present recent results, share novel techniques and insights, and exchange ideas about this new storytelling medium. Interactive digital storytelling is an exciting area in which narrative, computer science and art converge to create new expressive forms. The combination of narrative and computation has considerable untapped potential, ranging from artistic projects to interactive documentaries, from assistive technologies and intelligent agents to serious games, education and entertainment.

The conference has a long-standing tradition of bringing together theoretical and practical approaches in an interdisciplinary dialogue. Since 2010, ICIDS has been hosting an international art exhibition open to the general public. This year, the exhibition will be held in connection with the ICIDS conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. It will be open to the public under free admission at a venue to be announced later. The art exhibition will be held in conjunction with the academic conference, which runs from November 30 to December 4th at Aalborg University Copenhagen. The description of the works will be published along with the proceedings. The ICIDS’15 participants will get an ISBN-numbered, high-quality catalog during the registration, designed by Prof. Jörg Petri, in  sprit of 

The ICIDS Art Exhibition welcomes proposals for interactive digital storytelling artworks that explore the curatorial theme of the exhibition, and that engage with the challenge of combining computational digital media and storytelling.

Artworks can include, but are not limited to:
– screen-based computational works;
– web-based works,
– interactive installations;
– augmented reality,
– mobile and location-based works;
– computer games;
– interactive documentaries;

and any other artistic works that involve some combination of computational and/or rule-based system and interactive storytelling.

Artworks must be completed by the time of exhibition, and not at the concept stage. Works-in-progress or technology demonstrations are more appropriate for the academic conference demonstration track, and should be submitted there.

Submitted works will be reviewed by a jury, and selected works will be exhibited in the exhibition space, and included in the online exhibition catalogue. The jury members will include KairUs (Linda Kronman and Andreas Zingerle,, Diğdem Sezen,  Ido Iurgel, and other invited members from ICIDS committees.

Submissions must include the following:

• Proposal (as a single PDF file) including
• Basic details: Artists’ names, Title of work, Medium, Date of completion
• Artists’ bios
• Abstract: a short artist’s statement explaining the concept of the work, how it relates to the theme of Fragmentation, and how it explores the intersection of interactive media and storytelling.
• Detailed description: Provide as clear a description as possible of what the work will look like, how it will be presented, and how audience members will interact with the work. Youtube / Vimeo video links may be included.
• Technical requirements: detailed specifications of the work, including schematic diagram; size; weight; light and sound emissions; lighting and sound requirements; spatial, electrical and network requirements; and any other special requirements. Floor plan: detailed layout of space needed for installation, including power requirements, exact dimensions of floor space and height, lighting, audio, power sources, furniture such as tables, etc.
• Artists’ CV (as separate PDF, max. 1MB file size)
• Visual documentation of work (as separate files): one representative image of the work, plus one detail image (both in .JPG format, 300dpi, suitable for printing), one additional representative image (in .JPG format, 72dpi, suitable for website publication), and one video demonstrating typical interaction with the work (2 minutes, provided as a link to an online video).

Submissions including the material listed above must be sent by email to the exhibition chairs at:

Important dates

• August 10, 2015 (11:59 pm. Hawaii Standard Time): artwork proposal submission deadline. [Extended]

• September 4, 2015: notice of acceptance/rejection. Note that jury members may contact the artists prior to this if there is the need for clarification or discussion of details of the submission.

• 18 September 2015: submission of final materials for exhibition catalogue

Upon acceptance, the organizers will contact the artists to discuss details of the artwork and to discuss installation requirements. Submissions should provide details of equipment needed, and specify what equipment will be provided by the artists. The organizers are not able to provide financial assistance. We will attempt to provide some assistance with equipment and manpower for installation, but artists are encouraged to provide their own equipment and to be present during setup where possible. The organizers will be happy to provide a reference letter to aid artists in applying for funding.