Category: Past Events

Experimenting with the mobile phone to see what works… or does not.

Discovering a new medium and developing relevant content for mobile devices.


Seven teams to part in the workshop and explored the following potential fields:

Social Engagement

Community Involvement

Viral Marketing for a Feature Film




On the weekend of the 24th and 25th February 2012 MINA projected works submitted throughout

February for the MINA at Fringe Mobile Visual Art Showcase. The 16 minute video projection

featured approx 250 photographic images by 42 artists from around the world shot on various mobile

devices. These works can also be viewed on the MINA facebook and tumblr sites.

This projection is in addition to the showcase video that has also been showing at the Fringe featuring

invited mobile artists. This video can also be viewed in the TV Lounge at the Film Archive Wellington.

MINA will present the showcase again at the Fringe Festival Awards Ceremony on Sunday 4th

February as well as mobile films submitted via the iSupr8 MINA At Fringe app.

MINA wishes to thank the artists who contributed their work for the showcases and being part of one

the first mobile visual art projects in New Zealand. Special thanks to MEA Mobile / iSupr8 app.


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

Submit your mobile photography and mobile films for show & screen events at the Fringe Festival 2012 via iSupr8 or email to

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 presents a combination of a mobile visual showcase and “pop-up” public screenings around the Wellington Fringe Festival Festival 2012.
Content is exclusively created on mobile devices, primarily from iPhone, Android and Symbian platforms and includes photography (“phoneography”, “iPhoneography) and moving image (“micromovies”, “mobile-mentaries”). Artists from New Zealand and around the world can submit their mobile films and photography content to be shown at MINA at Fringe showcases and pop-up screenings.
For this occasion MINA curated a mobile photography show-reel including 34 mobile photographers from around the world:
Mobile photography and mobile films can now be submitted till the 20th February 2012.
To submit your mobile photography or film, simply email them to 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 and participants can 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 and further information.

MINA on Facebook

MINA on tumblr

MINA on twitter: #minaatfringe / @MINAmobile