[artinfo] The Art of the Overhead
kristoffer.gansing at k3.mah.se
Wed Aug 3 12:26:58 CEST 2005
The Art of the Overhead: Call for Overheads
30 Sept - 4 Oct 2005 Copenhagen, Denmark. www.overheads.org
Submission deadline August 25, 2005.
The Art of the Overhead is a small festival celebrating artistic
expression in a medium that is almost forgotten in the age of digital
reproduction: the overhead projector. Both an exhibition and a live
event, the project is a part of a series of events in Sweden and
Denmark by the EAT (Sweden) - Experiments in Art & Technology group.
Keynote speaker: Siegfried Zielinski, professor of Media Archaeology
and founding director of the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne.
We are calling for works that engage in the art of overhead
Presentation, Remediation, Illusion and Interaction.
The way that Microsoft's PowerPoint application owes its concept to the
Overhead is a schoolbook example of remediation. Yet, is it possible to
re-capture this "old" media through artistic interpretation in order
create something neither simply "new" nor nostalgic, but a medium for
telling meaningful stories today?
EAT - The Art of the Overhead calls for artists,
designers, academics, media professionals,
business managers, culture producers,
professional presenters and storytellers of all
kinds to contribute.
SUGGESTED THEMES AND KEYWORDS
Keywords: bullet-lists, clip-arts, flow-charts,
diagrams, statistics, formulas, to the point,
results, conclusions, quotes.
Keywords: games, fill in the blanks, hangman, labyrinths, insinuation.
Keywords: remixes, analogue/digital, old and new,
media archaeology, history, PowerPoint.
Keywords: interference, optics, layers, patterns,
overlays, traces, double-vision, split-images,
You may submit a single or a series of overhead
slides or send us proposals for installations and
performances that incorporate the use of overhead
Please send your overhead-contributions directly to:
The Art of the Overhead
Att: Kristoffer Gansing
K3 - School of Arts and Communication, Malmö University
205 06 Malmo
OR e-mail proposals for installations and performances to submit at overheads.org
If you are interested in presenting your
submitted overhead live during the event please
state this. The location of the exhibition and
event will be Basement in Copenhagen (next to
Vega concert hall & night club).
Dates are set to September 30 - October 4, with
special event and party on the Saturday of
Submission deadline is 25th of August 2005.
See our website at www.overheads.org for full concept statement,
program and details on our other overhead activities!
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You are also welcome to contact us at info at overheads.org
About E.A.T. Sweden - Experiments in Art &
Technology The Art of the Overhead is brought to
you by EAT Sweden,
a group of artists and engineers based in Sweden
and Denmark that in its name pays homage to the
projects of the late pioneer Billy Klüver and
which works with a critical rethinking of the
relationship between art and technology.
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