call for works : the audible still-life

Posted by John Kannenberg | Fri Jan 31st 2003 1 a.m.

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This call for works is also available online at:

[ http://www.stasisfield.com/space/future/still-life/ ]

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the audible still-life

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an online exhibition of interdisciplinary artworks derived from still-life

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this call for works contains the following information:

[1] project overview + introduction

[2] call for works : Stasis_Space exhibition

[3] submission details + what to submit

[4] timeline

[5] delivering final work

[6] contact information

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[1] project overview

In May 2003, Stasisfield will release its second compilation CD-R in
the sonic planar analysis series. the audible still-life : sonic
planar analysis : 02 will contain sound pieces based around a common
theme featuring contributions by, among others,

jeremy boyle / john hudak / irving + orser / neil jendon

john kannenberg / koura / mou, lips! / jon mueller

plank / hal rammel / trace reddell / sawako / malte steiner

Simultaneously, a complementary digital art exhibition based on the
same theme will be launched at the Stasis_Space gallery :

[ http://www.stasisfield.com/space ]

Both the compilation CD-R and the online exhibition will present a
collection of interdisciplinary artworks derived from still-life
set-ups.

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[2] call for works : Stasis_Space exhibition

PLEASE NOTE: This call for works relates ONLY to the online
exhibition portion of the audible still-life project.

Pieces for the audible still-life Stasis_Space exhibition will
consist of audio portraits of still-life set-ups [no longer than 3
minutes in duration], as well as either a photograph or video clip of
the corresponding still-life. Artists may also submit a drawing or
painting of their still-life [digital or conventional media are
acceptable].

In creating the still-lives, artists should approach their
construction in the same manner in which a visual artist would set up
a still-life for a drawing or painting. Still-lives should consist of
either a single object or a grouping of objects specifically placed
together by the artist.

Objects within the still-life should be chosen for both their visual
and audible aesthetic value, and should be arranged in a manner that
lends itself to visual and sonic exploration. This should NOT be
approached as a sculpture, but rather as a grouping of objects from
which an artwork will be made. The still-life is a catalyst for
creating a finished artwork, NOT a finished artwork itself.

While creating your still-life, keep in mind the following questions:

1. What is a still-life?

2. Can a still-life move? Can it talk?

3. Why should an artist create art from a still-life in the 21st Century?

4. Does a still-life have to contain conventional "objects," or could
the definition of "object" be approached from a different perspective?

The audio portion of each submission can EITHER be an untreated field
recording of a still-life set-up, OR an audio composition created
using sampled field recordings of the still-life set-up.

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[3] submission details + what to submit

+ This will be a juried exhibition. Not every piece submitted will be included.

+ Audio pieces must be NO LONGER than three minutes.

WHAT YOU NEED TO SUBMIT:

1. a photograph or video of your still-life set-up.

1a. [ OPTIONAL ] a drawing or painting of your still-life, using
either traditional or digital methods.

2. Your audio piece [ either an untreated field recording of your
still-life or a composition using samples of a field recording of
your still-life ]. Audio should be submitted either as an AIFF or WAV
file.

3. Please include a short [ one paragraph maximum ] artist statement
describing your piece and process.

4. A short artist biography and representative photo/image.

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[4] timeline

Target launch date : May 2003.

FINAL PIECES must be delivered ON CD-R ONLY by 31 March 2003.

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[5] delivering final work

Works should be submitted via CD-R only. Before sending your CD-R,
please email submissions@stasisfield.com to let us know you plan to
submit, along with an estimated time of arrival of your package and,
if possible, a short description of your intended still-life.

Please send your CD-R to the Stasisfield.com postal address:

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Stasisfield.com
P.O. Box 66
Evanston, IL 60204-0066
USA

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If you would like your submission returned, please include a
self-addressed and pre-posted envelope with sufficient postage for
delivery from the US.

IMPORTANT: Please DO NOT EMAIL high resolution image files, mp3s or
video files.

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[6] contact information

If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to email me.

Thanks for your interest, I'm looking forward to the exhibition!

john kannenberg

curator

[ http://www.stasisfield.com ]

[ john@stasisfield.com ]
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