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mailto: call for art, writing, etc

  • Deadline:
    June 3, 2011, 11 p.m.
  • Location:
    Drift Station Gallery,

Curated by Angeles Cossio & Jeff Thompson  |  June 3-24, 2011  |  Opening Reception: Friday, June 3

A gallery, an email address, and a printer – anything received will be printed and exhibited.

Drift Station Gallery is pleased to announce an open call for "mailto:", an exhibition built around the open portal of an email address.  Beginning immediately, works or messages of any kind can be sent in the body of an email or as an attachment to:


Emails received through the end of the opening reception will be printed and hung in the gallery.  Drift Station welcomes submissions by artists, writers, scientists, or anyone else interested in participating.

“mailto:” argues for a curatorial practice akin to chaos theory or aleatoric musical composition – that the initiation of a specific but open structure creates unexpected and diverse results.  As the digital files (up until this point infinitely malleable and scalable) reach the printer, they are made manifest as fixed, physical objects; when hung on the gallery wall they each represent a small document in a curatorial process divorced from the geographically-focused perfection of the unique art object.

An electronic catalog will be produced of all emails received and published after the exhibition at our website, including an essay by curator Jeff Thompson.

Spam-bots, start your trawling…

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Started by Angeles Cossio and Jeff Thompson in the summer of 2010, Drift Station acts as a non-traditional curatorial platform for innovative exhibitions, art, music, and performance based in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.