[artinfo] (fwd)call to artists / Banner Art Collective
Sun, 9 Jun 2002 22:59:17 +0100
I have started working for a site (http://www.bannerart.org/) which hosts=
banners created by different artists in gif, jpeg, flash or shockwave forma=
The concept is for artists to claim a commonly used constuct on the=
internet, the "banner", as their own, to use the form and space normally=
used by the commercial domain to propagate ideas and artistic talent and to=
encourage other sites to host these works of art. A complete "call for=
artists" is included at the bottom of this email.
We would encourage you to contribute works in any of the four formats and=
look forward to seeing works that push the boundaries of what banners are=
and can do while still complying to the Internet Advertising Bureau's (http=
Call to artists
All net artists and web designers are invited to contribute to the Banner=
Art Collective (http://www.bannerart.org).
The BAC collects and host art and poetry that is created and distributed=
within the limitations of web advertising (as defined by the Internet=
Advertising Bureau).=DD Artists can create works to add to the collection,=
and users can host any work in the collection on their own page by adding a=
bit of code to their own HTML.
By creating and distributing art within the limitations of web advertising,=
web artists and writers are forced to practice their art under stringent=
rules that allow the artist to 1) hone their skills under strict guidelines=
and 2) pull off something magical by working against and within the=
limitations of a strict form. Artists can more fully explore the=
intersections between art and commerce, and (quite literally) the marginal=
status of art created for distribution on the web. And users are forced=
into a position of enpowerment; as they discover banner art pieces, they=
will 1) become aware of the both the pervasion and possibilities of=
advertising space on the web, 2) experience new art in new contexts, and 3)=
be granted a sort of patron status, as they can host on their own websites=
work they find compelling.
Currently, the project has collected works from artists in Italy, Germany,=
France, Belgium, the UK, and the US.=DD BAC works have been added to sites=
in Italy, Canada, the UK, and the US.=DD The project has been mentioned at=
several web publications: Random, TijdNet, Neural, and the Hypertext Kitche=
Please address any concerns or queries to "firstname.lastname@example.org".
Banner Art Collective
Garrett Lynch <email@example.com>