Aspect open calls for V16: Lo-tech, and V17: Hi-tech – first deadline 1 May 2010

V16: Lo-tech—Due May 1, 2010
V17: Hi-tech—Due August 1, 2010

ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art, a biannual DVD publication, is currently accepting submissions of work for V16: Lo-tech, and V17: Hi-tech. Artists have historically co-opted emerging technology, adapting and expanding complex developments to suit their own goals. Conversely, there is nostalgia for obsolete technology. We seek work that exploits antiquated or sophisticated technology, either as an aesthetic or technical choice. We will review installation, video, performance, sound, and any other work best documented in time-based format.

ASPECT asks artist/commentator pairs to submit proposals of time-based work. Commentators may be curators, historians, critics, or educators who can offer a distinct perspective on the work. Criteria for selection will include the qualifications of the commentator and the quality of the work. Audio recordings of the commentary will be assembled after the submissions have been selected.

Submissions must include:
-Video documentation (less than 15 minutes in length)
-A brief (100 word) statement regarding the submitted work
-Resume of the artist, resume of commentator
-Contact information for the commentator and artist
-Brief notes outlining the proposed commentary w/ respect to theme

Submissions must be received by the respective deadlines, sent to*:
ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art
46 Waltham Street, suite 108
Boston, MA 02118
* please do not ship with signature required

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Company Information —The mission of ASPECT is to foster a deeper and more intimate understanding of contemporary new media art by expanding access, education, and distribution of the genre. ASPECT pioneered DVD distribution of artworks and continues to set the standard for new media art publishing and distribution. ASPECT Magazine is a biannual DVD magazine of new media art. Each issue highlights 5-10 artists working in new media whose works are best documented in video or sound, including in-depth information on the artists and commentary by distinguished curators and critics. Individual issues and subscriptions are available directly from the ASPECT website.