[artinfo] Call for participation in Pan-Demonium, NY

Csóka Edina ecsoka at mucsarnok.hu
Fri Jun 19 14:06:11 CEST 2009

e-artnow presents: Call for participation in Pan-Demonium, NYCall for participation in Pan-Demonium, NY

AC[Direct] 547 West 27th St,
Chelsea, New York
Contact: Gill Whiteley
gillian at bricolagekitchen.com


DEADLINE Saturday 4th JULY 2009 

Pan-demonium resonates with the current global political and economic situation - one in which the hegemonic forces of order have been overwhelmed by a dynamic of chaos and disorder, turning the world 'upside-down'. Pan-demonium aims to explore this through bringing together a cacophony of voices, sounds, text and visual imagery.

But what are the affective possibilities of disorder and noise (Michel Serres)? Does Pan-demonium offer a metaphor for a critique of global capitalism and its 'devils' - its pan-demons - in all their guises (pan-demics included)? Or might it offer a comment on the creative collective possibilities of political change and the re-mythologizing of the god Pan in a contemporary setting?

Can Pan-demonium provide a conduit to explore political and ideological implications and potentialities through bringing together a panorama of sounds, text and visual imagery?

This exhibition aims to investigate all possible understandings and interpretations. It explores randomness (John Cage), 'sieve orders' (Michel de Certeau) and 'mess' (John Law) through adopting bricolage methods and a makeshift aesthetic of presentation.

SUBMISSION: I invite you (individually or in collaboration with others) to participate in a temporary community of indisciplinary practice by creating visual, sonic and written responses to the idea of Pan-demonium. Please email them to gillian at bricolagekitchen.com See below for details. Full acknowledgment will be given to all selected contributions.


DEADLINE for contributions: SATURDAY 4th JULY 2009

1 Please supply a brief 'biographical' note about yourself (max 100 words). Please give name, association (place/institution or whatever you want), something about yourself/your practice or whatever you want.

2 Please supply a note of how you want your contribution to be credited/acknowledged.

3 Please see the technical specifications below. Please email me at gillian at bricolagekitchen.com if you have any technical queries at all.

Technical specifications:

PLEASE NOTE: In keeping with the makeshift ethic and bricolage aesthetic, low-tech methods of display and presentation will be adopted. Please send material through a file-sharing website if it has a large memory capacity. Wordlengths and parameters for images, moving image/sound are given below but these are flexible. Please note that the nature of the project means that it might not be possible to return items so please send copies and retain originals/copies.

Text: any text is acceptable - statements, quotes, remarks, aphorisms, comments, emailed text, lists, cut-ups, scribbles, doodles, scanned handwriting, graffiti, poems, rants, etc (max 500 words). All text will be printed out and pinned on the wall. Please ensure you have copyright clearance for all material.

Images: photographs, photomontage, drawings, etc. Please supply up to 5 jpegs –– please specify preferred print-size (A4, A3 preferably). If its possible to send your jpegs via a free file-sharing website (eg www.box.net), please do so. Or please copy to a CD and email me for a postal address. All images will be printed/photocopied and pinned on the wall. Please ensure you have copyright clearance for all material.

Moving Image/Video: montaged stills, found footage, clips, video etc – preferred max 20 mins. Please send this to me on DVD by post. Please email me for a postal address. Or send your work via a free file-sharing website. Please ensure you have copyright clearance for all material.

Sound: blasts, scratchings, found sound, sonic improvisation, noise, etc. Preferred short pieces – but max 20 mins. Please send this to me in WAV or AISS files in 16 bit 44.1 khz format (Please contact me if your audio is in other formats as it might be ok). Please either copy to CD and email me for a postal address or send via a free file-sharing website. Audio will be collaged and presented via headphones/listening posts. Please ensure you have copyright clearance for all material.

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