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OPEN CALL Elevator Music

  • Deadline:
    July 10, 2010, midnight

ELEVATOR MUSIC (for The Intuitionists)
Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ, USA


Deadline July 10, 2010.

Musicians and artists working with sound are invited to submit MP3's under 10 minutes in length to be played on permanent loop in the freight elevator of Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ, USA and archived as part of Aferro Publications. Artist Adam Trowbridge will jury selections. Submit via email submit@aferro.org

Some possible thematic points of departure (or arrival)

Passenger and Freight, The Elevator Paradox, Monotony, Functionality, Accidents.

Ascension and Descent. Rising or falling, and of course, Gravity.

The idea of the prelude, an interval, a non-moment not worthy of record or remembrance. The elevator may provide a brief space to prepare privately for a more public moment.

Silence, except for noise related to weather. Temperature fluctuations in the shaft, a space connected to the outdoors and the interior of the building.

Adam Trowbridge is an artist focused on research that fractures the intersection of sensation and cognition, or any collective basis for meaning, purpose and communication. His work explores the aesthetic possibilities that arise as communication breaks down. Using new media and popular culture in a practice at the intersection of linguistics and sensational aesthetics, he invents incidents that occur slightly above the noise level, between words that organize our communities and the chaos that lies beyond them. Materially, his recent work has been in the form of theater, performance, responsive art and video. He is also working with Philadelphia’s Basekamp to expand the education outreach of Plausible Artworlds, a collaborative initiative that aims to provide a platform for examining and accompanying the emergence of plural artistic environments. http://www.atrowbri.com/