Joseph DeLappe
Since 2002
Works in Reno, Nebraska United States of America

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BIO
Joseph DeLappe is a media artist and educator. Working with electronic and new media since 1983, his work in online gaming performance, installation and sculpture have been shown throughout the United States and abroad. His work engages politics, war, work, play, protest and human/machine relations. Much of his work over the past decade involves taking creative agency in online shooter games and virtual communities. The intent is to create works that are formally and aesthetically engaging while conceptually connecting with the everyday; to reify the ordinary into the extraordinary; to intervene in social and political realities, both real and virtual.

His works have been exhibited throughout the world. Projects have been written about and/or he was interviewed in the following media contexts: Wired.com , Salon.com , The New York Times , CNN domestic and international, NPR (National Public Radio), CBC (Canadian Broadcast Company), and The Sydney Morning Herald . He is a native of San Francisco and has resided in Reno, with his wife and twin daughters since 1993.
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EVENT

dead-in-iraq


Dates:
Thu Mar 20, 2008 00:00 - Sun Mar 16, 2008

Location:
United States of America

dead-in-iraq
Joseph DeLappe
Live performance followed by a discussion with DeLappe and Mark Tribe.
Thursday, March 20
7PM
Location: Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st St., NYC
Cost: Free
http://www.eyebeam.org/

On Thursday, March 20-the date of the US invasion of Iraq-from 7 - 9PM, Joseph DeLappe, recipient of Eyebeam's 2008 Commission for Resident Artists, will enact his ongoing protest and memorial work set within the Department of Defense's online military recruiting and marketing video game, America's Army. Using the login name "dead-in-Iraq", DeLappe enters the multiplayer game as a player and, forgoing fighting, uses the game's features to memorialize US military members killed in Iraq.


OPPORTUNITY

MFA Interdisciplinary University of Nevada, Reno


Deadline:
Fri Feb 15, 2008 00:00

Location:
United States of America

The Master of Fine Arts program at the Department of Art of University of Nevada, Reno is considering applications for the third year of accepting graduate students into this newly established interdisciplinary program. Individuals who are engaged in experimental digital media practice are encouraged to apply. Ours is a small graduate program in a growing department - grads working in the digital arts will be working directly with media artist, Joseph DeLappe (Visit: www.delappe.net>) in a focused, experimental and open program that incorporates a comprehensive background in the fine arts as well as advanced development in areas of studio specialization.

Individuals working in the areas of game art, interactive installation, internet art, performance, video, community arts, activist art or any combination therein are encouraged to apply. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Joseph DeLappe at
delappe@unr.edu.

Deadline February 15, 2008

For Application Guidelines and Information


EVENT

Iraqimemorial.org


Dates:
Mon Jan 14, 2008 00:00 - Mon Jan 14, 2008

Location:
United States of America

HTTP://WWW.IRAQIMEMORIAL.ORG is an online exhibition and ongoing call to action to artists, designers, architects or other interested creative individuals or collaborators to propose concepts for the creation of memorials to the many thousands of Iraqi civilians killed in the War in Iraq. Uploaded memorial concepts are featured in a growing online exhibition/database of proposals accessible on the site. Proposals are available to be viewed and rated by the public as well as by an internationally diverse group of individual scholars and curators who are serving as jurors.

Jurors include:
-Dr. Nadje Al-Ali, Centre for Gender Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK
-Yaelle Amir, Independent Curator and Writer, New York City, USA
-Dr Bernadette Buckley, Lecturer in International Politics, Goldsmiths University of London, UK
-Monica Narula & Shuddhabrata Sengupta, The Raqs Media Collective, Delhi, India
-Dr. David Simpson, Professor of English, University of California Davis, USA
-John David Spiak, Curator, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, USA
-Dr. Marjorie Vecchio, Director/Curator, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, USA

For more information or entry guidelines:
http://www.iraqimemorial.org

Information/Project Contact:
Project Director Joseph DeLappe
Associate Professor
Digital Media Studio
Department of Art/224
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada 89509
775-784-6624
delappe@unr.edu
delappe@iraqimemorial.org
http://www.iraqimemorial.org
http://www.delappe.net


EVENT

Iraqimemorial.org


Dates:
Thu Nov 29, 2007 00:00 - Thu Nov 29, 2007

Location:
United States of America

Announcing: Iraqimemorial.org - http://www.iraqimemorial.org

Iraqimemorial.org is an Internet based repository of artist’s proposals for the creation of memorials to the many thousands of Iraqi civilians killed in the War in Iraq. As of 2007, estimates range from 77,000 to over 655,000 deaths since the start of “Operation Iraqi Freedom” in 2003.

The idea behind Iraqimemorial.org is quite straight forward - to invite artists, designers, architects or other interested creative individuals or collaborators from all over the world to propose memorials to the victims of a war who will likely never be recognized through official processes. Many of the submitted proposals will never be realized - the intent is to facilitate a process that allows for the expression of concepts as a collective, networked, creative act of remembrance that takes place in the present tense.

The Iraqimemorial.org project site (http://www.iraqimemorial.org) features a growing online exhibition of artist’s proposals. As a user generated content site, the project will continue to be realized dependant upon the participation of artists. New memorial proposals will be uploaded as they are received. The public is invited to view and rate the proposals on the site.

Participating artists to date include:
Tony Allard-USA, Paul Dixon-UK, Carla Drago-Australia, Al Fadhil-Germany, James Hutchinson-UK, James Johnson-Perkins-UK, Sabine Kacunko-Germany, Suzanne Kanatsiz-USA, Lynn Marie Kirby-USA, Erik Krikortz-Sweden, Patrick Lichty-USA, Maria Paschalidou-Greece, John Quinn-UK, Jack Toolin-USA.

Call for Proposals:
Artist's are invited to submit proposals at: http://www.iraqimemorial.org/proposals.html

Jury
A diverse group of internationally based curators and scholars have been invited to serve as jurors for the project - they will each develop an updatable list of up to ten favorite entries (there will be no "winner" of this open call for proposals). March 19, 2008, the fifth anniversary of the start of the Operation Iraqi Freedom, will serve as an initial first deadline for the jurors review of proposals.

Jurors include:
-Dr. Nadje Al-Ali, Centre for Gender Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK
-Yaelle Amir, Independent Curator and Writer, New York City, USA
-Dr Bernadette Buckley, Lecturer in International Politics, Goldsmiths University of London, UK
-Monica Narula & Shuddhabrata Sengupta, The Raqs Media Collective, Delhi, India
-Dr. David Simpson, Professor of English, University of California Davis, USA
John David Spiak, Curator, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, USA
-Dr. Marjorie Vecchio, Director/Curator, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, USA

Iraqimemorial.org Project Mission Statement:
“The purpose of this project is to honor and commemorate the deaths of thousands of civilians killed since the commencement of "Operation Iraqi Freedom" on March 19, 2003; to establish an Internet archive as a living memorial that will serve as a repository of memorial concepts; to mobilize an international community of artists to contribute proposals that will represent a collective expression of memory, unity and peace; to encourage the vigilance of contemporary memory in a time of war; to stimulate an understanding of the consequences and costs of "the war on terror"; to support the moral imperative of recognizing the deaths of Iraqi civilians; and to create a context for the initiation of a process of symbolic, creative atonement.”

Project Goals:

* Create and disseminate an open call for the submission of memorial proposals from the international community of artists and designers.
* Establish a commemorative repository of project proposals on the Internet that is open, accessible and welcoming to a diversity of creative concepts and practices.
* Broadly engage and support works that function according to traditional and expanded considerations of what constitutes a memorial.
* Encourage proposals that range from the personal gesture to the monumental concept, from the local to the global.
* Commence a process of review by internationally recognized jurors who will consider overall concept, design and the standards of traditional and experimental contemporary arts practice towards recognizing excellence.
* Encourage and cultivate public input towards further recognizing proposals through the creation of an open rating system.
* Initiate a process of open dialogue, debate and discussion surrounding the issues of civilian casualties in Iraq, memorials and the role of artists in a time of war.

Information/Project Contact:
Iraqimemorial.org
Project Director Joseph DeLappe
Associate Professor
Digital Media Studio
Department of Art/224
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada 89509
775-784-6624

delappe@iraqimemorial.org
http://www.iraqimemorial.org

or

delappe@unr.edu
http://www.delappe.net


OPPORTUNITY

Iraqimemorial.org


Deadline:
Wed Mar 19, 2008 00:00

Location:
United States of America

Iraqimemorial.org http://www.iraqimemorial.org is a call to action to artists, designers, architects or other interested creative individuals or collaborators to propose concepts for the creation of memorials to the many thousands of Iraqi civilians killed in the War in Iraq. As of 2007, estimates range from 77,000 to over 655,000 deaths in Iraq of non-combatants as a consequence of “Operation Iraqi Freedom”.

Jury
A diverse group of internationally based curators and scholars have been invited to serve as jurors for the project - they will each develop an updatable list of up to ten favorite entries (there will be no "winner" of this call for proposals). There is no final deadline for this project, March 19, 2008, the fifth anniversary of the start of the Operation Iraqi Freedom, will serve as an initial first deadline for the jurors review of proposals. Works will also be freely rated by the viewing public on each individual artist's page.

Jurors include:
-Dr. Nadje Al-Ali, Centre for Gender Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK
-Yaelle Amir, Independent Curator and Writer, New York City, USA
-Dr Bernadette Buckley, Lecturer in International Politics, Goldsmiths University of London, UK
-Monica Narula & Shuddhabrata Sengupta, The Raqs Media Collective, Delhi, India
-Dr. David Simpson, Professor of English, University of California Davis, USA
-John David Spiak, Curator, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, USA
-Dr. Marjorie Vecchio, Director/Curator, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, USA

Guidelines for Entrieshttp://www.iraqimemorial.org/proposals.html
This project seeks to highlight conceptions of memorials in the broadest context possible. From individual gestures of personal remembrance to monumental concepts functioning on a global scale - all ideations of memory that address the issue of Iraqi civilian deaths are welcome. From sketches on napkins to fully detailed digitally animated walkthroughs - the diversity of approaches to expressing your ideas will help to create an engaging and thought provoking repository of memorial concepts.

Who May Submit Proposals?

All artists, designers, individuals or collaborations are welcome and invited to submit proposals. You must be at minimum 18 years old to participate in this project.

Materials/Media/Processes
There are no restrictions in regard to materials, media or processes - this project seeks to encourage proposals from across the diverse spectrum of disciplinary and cross-disciplinary artistic practice. This open call for proposals is open to all creative practice, including but not limited to: visual artists, performing artists, designers, architects, audio artists. Artists and designers should think as broadly a possible in considering the proposed use of materials, media and processes. All artistic processes will be considered in this context (permanent/temporary, physical/ethereal, object/performative, formal/interactive, traditional/relational, analog/digital).

Site
It is up to each artist to define the context(s) as to where the proposed memorials would ideally be realized. There are no geographical, architectural, dimensional or spatial restrictions of any kind - as there is no defined location this is completely open to individual interpretation and imagination (physical/virtual, local/global, permanent/temporary). Artists are encouraged to consider the identification of site(s) as fluid yet critical to the proposal process.

What to Submit?

Artists are invited to use the format best suited to represent their individual memorial concepts. This can include, but is not limited to: drawings, diagrams, architectural renderings, scale models, photographs, descriptive texts, audio files, video or animated walk-through - whatever format most creatively represents the memorial concept.

How to Submit

Entries are accepted via this website. Please prepare the following information then use the online proposal form to complete the entry process:http://www.iraqimemorial.org/proposals.html

* 1-2 jpeg files and/or audio/video files up to (.mp3 or .mov), (a total 2 files maximum combined 15mb per submission)
* project synopsis (200 words max)
* artist's bio (100 words max)
* artist's URL/website
* Name, address, email, phone number, etc.

Information/Project Contact:

Project Director Joseph DeLappe
Associate Professor
Digital Media Studio
Department of Art/224
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada 89509
775-784-6624
delappe@unr.edu
delappe@iraqimemorial.org
http://www.iraqimemorial.org