~e; call for works: EM Assemblage
human being <email@example.com>
Tue, 3 Dec 2002 20:41:32 -0600
Electronetwork.org is creating an online gallery of
electromagnetic art & artifacts, and work is currently
underway to present works from various vantages of art,
science, and technology, across timespans and mediums.
Thus far work is being collected and compiled according
to those works, whatever they may be, that explore the
realm of electromagnetism in a way that helps one to
better understand or question it. Where the line between
electromagnetic and non-electromagnetic art & artifacts
is drawn is still an unknown. Thus, this is an experiment,
and an open-development of sorts.
With copyright restrictions, few if any famous artworks
can be shown, such as Warhol's Electric Chair screen prints
or Jasper Johns' brass lightbulb sculptures. So there is
some difficulty is using museum work in related to other
works, because of the restriction on educational fair-use
of imagery for raising public awareness of electromagnetism.
Thus, one of the questions is works people have experienced
which relate to electromagnetism, consciously or not, yet
meaningful and substantial exploration and interrogation of
the electromagnetic realm, in some significant way. Second,
is to ask for those artists whose work focuses on this realm
to consider participating in the show and to make contact.
Works are sought to represent major mediums, to demonstrate
how an electromagnetic context transcends present-day issues
about the interaction of New Media and Digital Art with that
of traditional artworks and collections. These works will
be juxtaposed with artifacts of the electrical infrastructure
in addition to inventions such as cathode ray tubes, equations,
and experiments such as the first transistor.
The hypothesis being utilized is that there has been a gradual
incorporation, more and more so, of electromagnetism in artworks
and artifacts, and that this lineage can be seen in various ways
and at various stages. Works in pottery, sculpture, installation
art, video art, poetry, dance, music, weaving, and other mediums
where electromagnetism is a central idea are currently sought.
Please e-mail if you know of work that relates to this idea, and-
or if you are interested in participating in this online show.
brian thomas carroll, founder
more information on phase 1 available at:
the Electromagnetic Education Initiative
the electromagnetic internetwork-list
electromagnetism / infrastructure / civilization