In February 2009, the United States will add Dead Air to the acres of accumulated Dead Media, pulling the plug on analog television broadcasts. Subsequent waves of e-waste are predicted as consumers junk their abruptly obsolete receivers in favor of HD-readied consoles. What else will go out with this trash? What residue, ghost-images or other artifacts will persist in the nooks and crannies of this technocultural turn-over?
Pre-empting the scheduled program of obsolescence, the Video Gentlemen (a Portland based intermedia art group) will host a series of audio-visual works, presentations, performances,workshops and panels that remix, retell, reimagine, rewire and/or reclaim electromagnetic modes of cultural production.
Selected submissions will be broadcast within the BYOTV network, a temporary installation to be exhibited at the New American Art Union, in Portland Oregon in March/April 2008.
Submissions of single-channel work and proposals for live presentations/performances to be transmitted within the gallery may include, but are not limited to, the following themes: Broadcast, Media Archeology, Surveillance, E-Waste, Obsolescence, TV Programming and Haunted Media.
More information, including entry form, are available at :