July 10, 2006

Aspect calls for Performance

by Noah Wardrip-Fruin · , 12:52 pm

The DVD magazine Aspect is a great source for high quality documentation of, and commentary on, new media art. They’ve recently released a diverse and intriguing issue on the theme “Personas & Personalities” and here’s their new call, with the theme “Performance”:

Aspect is currently welcoming submissions for our
ninth volume, Performance. This issue will focus on
the broad spectrum of performance art — from the most
traditional interpretations to those integrating
advanced technologies, inanimate objects, passersby,
sites, and beyond.

All submissions must include the following, and must
be postmarked before September 30, 2006.
— Video in DVD, VHS or miniDV format.
— Artist’s name and resume
— Artist and Commentator contact information (phone,
mailing address, and e-mail)
— Commentator’s name and resume
— Brief notes outlining the contents of the proposed
commentary
— A self-addressed stamped envelope if materials need
to be returned

Commentators can be curators, critics, theorists,
educators, or other individuals with a broad
understanding of the artist’s work and the greater art
historical context. An artist cannot supply his or her
own commentary. The video should be between 5-12
minutes in length.

You will be contacted by November 1 if your piece is
selected. At that point, the following additional
information will be needed:
— Your video on miniDV tape or as uncompressed
Quicktime data file on dvd
— A short (approx. 100 words) biography of the artist
— A short (approx. 100 words) statement about the work
— A photograph of the artist
— A short (approx. 100 words) commentator’s biography
— A photograph of the commentator

We look forward to your submissions. Any questions can
be directed to Liz Nofziger at 617.695.0500 or
submissions /at/ aspectmag.com.

As a quick reference use this link to our website
http://www.aspectmag.com/submissions/faq.cfm
for details on submission.