[artinfo] CFP: Kapsula Magazine: art and calculative processes
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From: Sara England <sara at kapsula.ca>
Date: Sep 25, 2015
Subject: CFP: Kapsula, Issue: Good Measure
Deadline: Dec 4, 2015
German conceptual artist Hanne Darboven is best known for her
impenetrable, large-scale grids, equations, and number games. These
are subjective equations for navigating her world, making no claim to
universality-an approach her mathematical counterparts might balk at.
Our investigations in GOOD MEASURE align with Darboven's interest in
using numerical data to express a world-view, highlighting that even
in a realm where black and white seem to be the only options, the
infinitude of language persists.
For our next quarterly theme, KAPSULA Magazine will look at art
practices that generate work from calculative process. Perhaps not
commonly associated with art-making, the business of computation
nonetheless has a long history with artists. From Leonardo's
Vitruvian man to Roman Opalka's number paintings, low-tech
number-crunching to complex algorithms, the sublime has always
belonged to two fields: aesthetics and mathematics. Of course,
sublimity is the stuff of mass sensation, a tasteful excess-and by no
coincidence, so is GOOD MEASURE.
KAPSULA is seeking papers that teeter on the edge between exactitude
and infinity, experimenting with the way that raw, numerical
information acts as process and translation in contemporary art
Possible topics might include:
The evolution of computational art in the "information age"
Number as an ontological gesture (Alain Badiou)
Algorithmic art and software art (systems-driven art-making)
Information, excess, and a digital or net aesthetic
Locating subjectivity in art that's made through pre-determined calculation
Mathematics as a tool for defining 'taste' in art (remainders of the
The sensory or bodily impacts of data; the body-as-data
Communicating empathy through numbers, variables, and equations
Submit finished texts or abstracts to submissions at kapsula.ca by
midnight on Friday December 4th, 2015.
Before sending, we encourage you review our submission guidelines at
Reference / Quellennachweis:
CFP: Kapsula, Issue: Good Measure. In: H-ArtHist, Sep 25, 2015.
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