|Coup D’Espace: Palimpsest – For All Media Exploring The Theme Of Layers Of InformationThe exhibition call is open to all artists regardless of geographic location.Location: Washington Project for the Arts, 2023 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20036
Curators: Steven H. Silberg, independent artist & Lecturer of Fine Arts at UMBC and Neil C. Jones, independent artist & Professor at MICA and Anne Arundel Community College
Submission Deadline: Monday, July 16, 5pm EDT
Exhibition Dates: November 2 – 30, 2012
Opening Reception: November 2, 2012, 6-8pm
We live in a society of layers. Information is plied upon other information. Metadata automatically becomes part of every digital image. Museum exhibitions now include QR codes for additional information. The recent Experimental Media 2012 exhibition included them. The National Gallery and the Museum of Natural History use them. They are ubiquitous.
But what if the QR code became the contemporary representation of information? What if this encoded symbol displaced the original information? It wouldn’t be the first time that newer “text” has superseded the old. Throughout the history of the written word, parchments and vellum have been scraped clean of their original text and reused. Over time, that original text (the scriptio inferior) resurfaces through natural means or scientific research. An immediate relationship between the original text and new text is constructed through their juxtaposition.
For this exhibition, curated by Steven H. Silberg and Neil C Jones, artists are invited to submit artwork in any medium that explores the concepts of Layering and Information. Artists are encouraged to think beyond just the techniques of layering (i.e., Photoshop).
Selected artworks (once physically received) will be documented and hosted in an online archive. Each artwork’s documentation will be assigned a QR code. Each work of art will then be obliterated, white-washed, scraped away, etc, leaving few remnants of the original artwork.
The appropriate QR code will then be transferred the original “surface” of the obliterated artwork. With the original archived to history, the new work will be an abstract geometric form. However, through the aid of technology (a QR Code Reader), the original artwork can resurface. It is this new, altered work that will be exhibited.
The exhibition call is open to all artists regardless of geographic location.
All submissions must be received by Monday, July 16, 5pm EDT.
Submit Online Here: http://wpadc.org/2012/06/14/submission-form-coup-despace-palimpsest/
In addition to title, year, and dimensions of the work, please include the following:
- For physical artworks, please submit up to 2 images of your artwork. Images should be submitted as .jpg, 72 dpi and no longer than 7” on the longest side.
- For time-based and non-physical artworks, please submit as a link to where this work can be seen online. (Artists who prefer to submit this documentation on DVD may contact Blair Murphy at email@example.com)
- A detailed description of the materials used in the artwork. (For example, do not just list “digital print”; but, instead, list the type of paper and type of printer used to make that digital print.) These details will aid in the preparation of the artwork for exhibition.
- A short artist statement describing the relation of this artwork and/or your relationship as an artist to the layering of information. This may be submitted as a text document, .doc or .pdf file.
Selected artists must agree to have their work documented for this exhibition.
Selected artists must agree to have their work destroyed as part of this exhibition.
Selected artists are responsible for shipping / delivering their work to and from WPA.
Artworks may be listed for sale and the altered work will sell at that price.
Deadline for receipt of submissions: Monday, July 16, 5pm EDT
Notification to all artists by: Friday, August 3
Accepted artists must deliver their work to WPA between Monday, August 20 and Friday, August 24
Opening Reception: Friday, November 2, 2012
All questions and inquiries may be addressed to Steven H Silberg firstname.lastname@example.org or Blair Murphy at email@example.com.
Deadline: Mon Jul 16th, 2012
Washington Project for the Arts
2023 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 20036
United States of America