100 Quotes. "Cut&mix" Generation.
"In the perspective delineated by Deleuze and Guattari the machine is opposed to the stucture and it refers to contingency and to the completeness of the connection in a determined point, among a series of flows and cuts. Access confronts the wish for eternity and hyerarchy of the structure, the machine is called to name the everchanging game of encounters and decompositions among etherogeneous elements, at different levels of reality, scale and energy." (Deleuze e Guattari: cartografi di contrade a venire. Introduzione a "Capitalismo e Schizzofrenia" by Massimiliano Guareschi.) Source: Google Books

If reality is the result of a "cut&mix" operated by desire-machines, the writer_remixer is, in turn, a "semiotic agent", a literary dj that cuts, copies and pastes, reconnecting splinters and fragments of text coming from the immense archive in which we are immersed.

Twitches, dreams, fears and secrets: 100 quotes to tell the story of the "cut&mix" generation and to create your works.

Usage instructions

Literary works of any genre will be accepted to the competition, from narrative (stories, auto-biographies, science fiction, cyberpunk, noir, crime novels, historical fiction, educational, epistolary, novels, short stories...), to poetry, essays, with no limits in length, focused on the theme of "cut&mix". Put no restraint to your imagination. And have fun.

The only rule is that the final work explicitly includes from 10 up to 100 quotes or references, such as textual samples (elements of novels and essays, fragments of websites, emails, chat flows, elements of theatre plays, poetry extracts, personal diaries: any form of text) taken from one or more sources, and that, remixed, create a new work: a cut&mix artwork.

To be accepted the finished work must include:

- a title;
- the artwork, meaning the textal or typographical product that is the result of the creative process;
- an analytical index clearly detailing and documenting the quotes and references used to compose the work;
- a summary of the techniques used (remix, cut-up, mash-up, text generation and composition, typographical composition etcetera...), be hem digital, analogic, combinatory or algorithmic.

Works will be accepted from individuals as well as from collectives and groups.

A critical and accurate selection of textual samples, showing innovative forms and methodologies, distributing knowledge, will constitute an added value to the artwork, as well as the choice of using materials whole distribution license allows for their free use (for example, using Creative Commons licenses, copyleft or public domains contents).

The jury will not assign prizes and will not enforce rigid rankings. Its activities will be focused on the critical evaluation of the cut&mix works, on a reviewing process, and on the promotion of the works that will be deemed as significative, to create opportunities and to get the general audience and the professional operators involved.

The reviews will be progressively published on the website beside the artworks and will be publicly discussed by the authors, reviewers and audience.

Feel free to ask any question or request any further information you might need on the initiative and on the terms for submission of the works, by writing to this email address 100words@romaeuropa.org. The curator will answer as soon as possible.

The official languages of the competition are italian and english (Please excuse us about this. Contact us if you need to use different languages).

The works have to be sumbitted by registering to this website and loading the works using the "Upload Work" function. Submissions will be accpted up until October 15th 2009 (included).

>> REGISTER TO THE COMPETITION HERE <<
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