October 11, 2004

Aspect celebrates “Joie de Vivre”

by Noah Wardrip-Fruin · , 11:58 pm

Aspect: The Chronicle of New Media Art has a new call for participation. This issue’s theme “reflects an interest in artwork that conveys some levity or joy in its subject matter.” Aspect is a DVD magazine, and they seek video that documents artworks in experimental, installation, digital, and other formats hard to communicate well on paper. Deadline 15 December 2004. (More info follows.)

BOSTON, Massachusetts, October 8, 2004

Aspect Magazine is accepting submissions for the Spring 2005
edition of its biannual DVD publication titled “Joie de Vivre”.
With the publication of Aspect Magazine, cutting-edge
experimental artists finally have a magazine that embraces their
mediums. Utilizing a multi-media format to showcase these works
of new media art, Aspect creates a museum experience in the home
or classroom.

Aspectís fifth volume will feature artists working with humor,
levity and lightheartedness in their art. Work of any medium,
material or genre will be accepted, but SUBMITTED DOCUMENTATION
MUST BE ON VIDEO.

The staff of Aspect is asking curators, art critics, and members
of the contemporary art community to help assemble and comment
on works for the next issue by submitting a work of art on which
they wish to provide audio commentary. Due to the format of the
publication, the criteria for selection will include both the
qualifications of the commentator and the quality of the work
submitted. Audio recordings of the commentary will be assembled
after the submissions have been selected.

Submissions should include:
– VIDEO DOCUMENTATION of a work or small group of works by a
single artist
– resume of the artist
– contact information for the commentator and artist
– resume of the commentator
– brief notes outlining the contents of the proposed commentary

Submissions must be received by December 15th 2004 and sent to:
Aspect Magazine
322 Summer St.
5th Floor
Boston, MA 02210

Submitters will be contacted via email no later than January
31th, 2005.

If your submission is accepted, the following will be required
in digital format:
– An uncompressed, digital copy of the video work. MPEG
compressed DVDs will no be accepted. Full screen, uncompressed
Quicktime or AVI files recorded on a data DVD-R will be
accepted.
– An artist statement for the work
– A digital picture of the artist
– A short bio of the artist
– A digital picture of the commentator
– A short bio of the commentator

For more information contact:
Michael Mittelman – Editor
submissions@aspectmag.com
ph: 617-695-0500