MINA at Fringe

As part of MINA (Mobil Innovation Network Aotearoa) I have been involved with Dr Max Schleser from Massey University Wellington in producing a mobile photography/film showcase for the Wellington Fringe Festival 2012. This is a first for New Zealand and is possibly the first event of its kind in the world.

MINA at Fringe
Mobile Visual Art Showcase
Feb 10 - March 3, 2012

Shoot and share. Showcasing the creative edge use of mobile technology in visual arts; photography and moving image. Locally. Globally.

The use of mobile phones in the creation and distribution of creative content in the hands of both amateurs and professionals is rapidly growing. In New Zealand, at the forefront of this new art form is MINA (Mobile Innovation Network Aotearoa), brining together a collective of mobile content creators both locally and internationally.

MINA at Fringe brings to the 2012 Wellington Fringe Festival a combination of a mobile visual showcase and “pop-up” public screenings around the Festival.

Content is exclusively created on mobile devices, primarily from iPhone and Android platforms and includes photography (“phoneography”, “iPhoneography) and moving image (“micromovies”, “mobile-mentaries”).

Artists from New Zealand and around the world can submit their mobile film and photography content to be shown at MINA at Fringe, for the pop-up screenings and showcases.

Watch a video slideshow of the inaugural MINA at Fringe Showcase artists - 34 mobile photographers from around the world. 

MINA @ FRINGE from MINA on Vimeo.


The first open call for submissions will be from Wednesday February 1st until Wednesday February 8th.

Contributors are asked to submit from one to five works each.

Curators of the submitted works are Dr. Max Schleser (lecturer, researcher, filmmaker) and Andrew B. White (iPhone photographer).

Further calls for works will be announced during the festival.

To submit your mobile photography or film, simply email them to participate@mina.pro within the specified time-frames.

For MINA at Fringe, MEA Mobile have added a special MINA portal within their vintage 8mm film iPhone app "iSupr8".

Users of the app can directly submit any of their iSupr8 videos for show at MINA at Fringe.

Fringe-goers are also encouraged to use their mobile devices to shoot and upload their own experiences during the Festival.

Submit your mobile work and be part of Wellington Fringe 2012!

Check the MINA website, follow MINA on tumblr and Facebook for screening times, updates, info and further submission dates.


Fringe 2012 website: http://www.capitaltimes.co.nz/Fringe-Festival

To email submissions or for additional info: participate@mina.pro

MINA on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/MINA/160774357354639

MINA on tumblr: http://minanz.tumblr.com/

MINA website: http://mina.pro/

MINA on VIMEO: http://vimeo.com/user9695994

iSupr8 App: http://share.isupr8.com/