[artinfo] Call for Proposals: Iraqimemorial.org

Andreas Broeckmann ab at tesla-berlin.de
Tue Dec 4 23:40:07 CET 2007

Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 11:08:06 -0800
Subject: Call for Proposals: Iraqimemorial.org
From: Joseph DeLappe <delappe at unr.edu>

Call for Proposals:                        Iraqimemorial.org


Iraqimemorial.org is an online call to action to artists, designers, 
architects or other interested creative individuals or collaborators 
to propose concepts for the creation of memorials to the many 
thousands of Iraqi civilians killed in the War in Iraq.  As of 2007, 
estimates range from 77,000 to over 655,000 deaths in Iraq of 
non-combatants as a consequence of "Operation Iraqi Freedom". The 
memorial concepts will be featured in a growing online 
exhibition/database of proposals accessible on the site.  Proposals 
are available to be viewed and rated by the public as well as by an 
internationally diverse group of individual scholars and curators who 
are serving as jurors.

Jurors include:
-Dr. Nadje Al-Ali, Centre for Gender Studies at the School of 
Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK
-Yaelle Amir, Independent Curator and Writer, New York City, USA
-Dr Bernadette Buckley, Lecturer in International Politics, 
Goldsmiths University of London, UK
-Monica Narula & Shuddhabrata Sengupta, The Raqs Media Collective, Delhi, India
-Dr. David Simpson, Professor of English, University of California Davis, USA
-John David Spiak, Curator, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, USA
-Dr. Marjorie Vecchio, Director/Curator, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, 
University of Nevada, Reno, USA

Participating artists as of 11/29/07 include:
Tony Allard-USA, Paul Dixon-UK, Carla Drago-Australia, Al 
Fadhil-Germany, James Hutchinson-UK, James Johnson-Perkins-UK, Sabine 
Kacunko-Germany, Suzanne Kanatsiz-USA, Lynn Marie Kirby-USA, Erik 
Krikortz-Sweden, Patrick Lichty-USA, Maria Paschalidou-Greece, John 
Quinn-UK, Kate Sicchio, UK, Jack Toolin-USA.

Guidelines for Entries:  
This project seeks to highlight conceptions of memorials in the 
broadest context possible.  All media and processes are to be 
featured on the project site, this includes but is not limited to 
experimental or traditional applications of:  sculpture, 
architecture, installation, performance, murals, web art, digital 
art, photography, video, film, audio art, etc.  Please visit the 
project web site for further detailed entry requirements and 

Who May Submit Proposals?
All artists, architects, designers, individuals or collaborations are 
welcome and invited to submit proposals. You must be at minimum 18 
years old to participate in this project.

How to Submit
Entries are solely accepted via an online submission process 
available through the project website.

As a user generated content site, the project is ongoing indefinitely 
- Iraqimemorial.org will continue to be realized as new memorial 
proposals are uploaded to the site.  A first "Juror's Deadline for 
Review" has been established as March 19th, 2008, the fifth 
anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq. 

Information/Project Contact:
Project Director Joseph DeLappe
Associate Professor
Digital Media Studio
Department of Art/224
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada 89509
delappe at unr.edu
delappe at iraqimemorial.org

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