From the constant evolution of technology emerges art. Celebrate 50 years of art-tech experimentation in the Art Gallery, a juried exhibition that invites reflection on the past while challenging the boundaries of tomorrow’s technology.
Time Capsules: Discovering the Undiscovered
Time capsules contain elements that allude to the past, present, and future. They preserve a collection of everyday artifacts, memories, data, information, and messages to the future. Now the world is quickly shifting with technology — composed of the metaverse, extended reality, crypto, artificial intelligence, and robotics. Art has emerged from the constant evolution of technology over time that examines our cultural and societal practices and provokes alternative viewpoints to facilitate the discussion about global issues. What are the art forms you want to create as time capsules for future generations?
In an era of global crisis, we need artistic, creative, and imaginative time capsules that can discover hidden stories, record the present, and speculate the unknown trajectories of our future. Art, as time capsules, can rethink the past and present of our cultural, societal, political, and environmental issues and envision equitable and resilient futures by pushing and challenging the boundaries of cutting-edge technology. By defamiliarizing the regular perception of time based on the concept of deep time, the new time capsules may stop the clock of climate change and propose potential solutions for global crises.
Celebrating 50 years of art-tech experimentation, the SIGGRAPH 2023 Art Gallery theme “Time Capsules: Discovering the Undiscovered” invites compelling digital and technologically mediated artworks that reflect the idea of time capsules. The submissions may include, but are not limited to, creative art projects that explore new hybrids of space, time, humans, and technology, create new approaches to discovering undiscovered stories through an artistic lens, reexamine the concept of time, foster a global discussion about societal or environmental questions, explore new ways of representing data, and design interventions between virtual and real worlds.
Please join us in the SIGGRAPH 2023 Art Gallery in Los Angeles.
Yoon Chung Han
SIGGRAPH 2023 Art Gallery Chair
How To Submit
Celebrate computer graphics excellence at SIGGRAPH 2023, taking place in Los Angeles and online starting 6 August. We look forward to celebrating 50 years of advancements in computer graphics and interactive techniques. We are excited you are submitting your work for consideration.
For more information about uploading files for your submission, please see the “Uploading Files” tab in the Submissions FAQ.
Each submission will be judged on the following criteria:
- Firmness of the conceptual framework
- Technical and visual presentation
- Technological objective
- Creative use of media
- Inherent research and quality
Artists will receive acceptance and rejection notices via email mid April 2023. Then, detailed information and instructions will be sent to selected artists along with the acceptance letter.
Work presented in this exhibition will be published online in archival format in a special section of the ACM Digital Library, along with other accepted materials from other programs featured at SIGGRAPH 2023. Please plan to be available for communications during the first two weeks of April. All work selected for the SIGGRAPH 2023 Art Gallery also will be documented on the SIGGRAPH 2023 website.
In-Person Experience: Installations
- Installation must be provided for the in-person conference. Artist attendance at the in-person conference is highly encouraged.
- You must submit exhibition-ready work.
- Prints must be framed and ready to hang; three-dimensional works must be assembled and ready for display; installation works must be complete with detailed set-up instructions and diagrams; etc.
What’s Provided by SIGGRAPH for Your Art Gallery Space
SIGGRAPH strives to support accepted contributors and artists with the display of installations at the conference. At a base level, SIGGRAPH will provide:
- 8′ high black drape on three (3) sides of installation space
- Hard wall for display, if needed
- 6’L x 30″H black-skirted table
- Two (2) Chairs
- Two (2) 20 AMP Outlet
SIGGRAPH and accepted contributors will work together to determine the exact needs of each installation. If specialized equipment, technology, furnishings, carpeting, or rigging is required beyond the list above, contributors may rent specialized items at a cost. If budgets allow, SIGGRAPH may be able to cover the cost of select specialized items.
Accepted artists are responsible for the coordination and expense associated with bringing or shipping their work to SIGGRAPH 2023 in Los Angeles. Artists also are responsible for return shipping after the conference.
Accepted artists have the option to participate in a panel with other artists.
ACM now requires that all accepted contributors register and provide ACM with valid ORCID identifiers prior to publication. Corresponding contributors are responsible for collecting these ORCID identifiers from co-contributors and providing them to ACM as part of the ACM eRights selection process.
You and your co-contributors can create and register your ORCID identifier at https://orcid.org/register. ACM only requires you to complete the initial ORCID registration process. However, ACM encourages you to take the additional step to claim ownership of all of your published works via the ORCID site.
ACM Rights Management Form
Authors of accepted Art Gallery installations must complete the ACM Rights Management Form. The form will be sent to all submitters whose work is accepted.
To present your work at SIGGRAPH 2023, all contributors must register at the appropriate registration level.
You can find a link to the contributor recognition policy here.
Upon acceptance, you will be able to update your basic submission information (title, list of artists, and description) so that it can be included on the SIGGRAPH 2023 website.
All deadlines are 22:00 UTC/GMT unless otherwise noted.
31 January 2023
Submission form deadline
Mid April 2023
Acceptance or rejection notices are sent to all submitters
30 July 2023
Official publication date
⚠Please Note: The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of your conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. (For those rare conferences whose proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library after the conference is over, the official publication date remains the first day of the conference.)
4–5 August 2023
Setup of installation
6–10 August 2023