call for work (text/installation/visual art) - vague terrain 05 minimalism

Posted by Greg J. Smith | Thu Oct 12th 2006 2:58 p.m.

vague terrain 05: minimalism

The German Architect Mies van der Rohe
  • Steve OR Steven Read | Tue Oct 17th 2006 1:49 p.m.
    Awe. Some.
    -Stevie Read

    Greg Smith wrote:

    >
    > vague terrain 05: minimalism
    >
    > The German Architect Mies van der Rohe�s adage �less is more� has
    > echoed
    > throughout the decades and minimalism has held steadfast, as both a
    > trope and working methodology. If we look to fine art as a testing
    > grounds, we could read the starkness of minimalism in the 60�s and
    > 70�s
    > as a reaction to abstract expressionism, or perhaps a meditative
    > withdrawal from the political turmoil of the era. How do we read
    > minimalism in digital art?
    >
    > The desire to reduce is almost counterintuitive in light of
    > increasingly
    > sophisticated tools and technologies, yet this strategy is profoundly
    > effective. Traces of minimalism can be read in numerous domains: from
    > contemporary minimal music, low-resolution visual culture, and in
    > many
    > contemporary installation projects. Vague Terrain 05: minimalism will
    > serve as a catalog of this work, probing and defining this discourse
    > across multiple mediums.
    >
    >
    > What we are looking for:
    >
    > Writing, installation, or digital art which resonates with the
    > discourse
    > outlined in the synopsis above.
    >
    > We do not have an open call for audio submissions for this particular
    > issue.
    >
    > More information is available at
    > http://www.vagueterrain.net/invitation.pdf
    >
    >
    > Deadlines:
    >
    > Please contact us expressing interest in participating by October
    > 28th.
    > Work will need to be submitted by November 19th.
    > Work will be published online in mid December.
    >
    > Submission information is available at
    > http://www.vagueterrain.net/submission.pdf
    >
    >
    > Contact:
    >
    > Please send a short statement of interest to submit@vagueterrain.net
    > with pertinent images and URLs.
    >
    > For more information on our digital arts quarterly please see
    > http://www.vagueterrain.net
    >
    >
    > Greg Smith
    >
    > --
    > greg smith
    > http://www.serialconsign.com
    > http://www.vagueterrain.net
    > 416.877.4281
    > smith@serialconsign.com
    >
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