OPEN CALL for Digital Images
Altered Books – Digital Interventions celebrates the book as an object that can carry experience, represent language, tell a narrative, convey culture, or archive memory in the context of contemporary arts.
Digital artists and arts specialists from the ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Art Community will review submissions. Selected digital images will be presented in an online exhibition on the ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts site hosted at www.siggraph.org
We consider the Altered Book as an artistic production made through the process of de-construction and re-construction of the book form.
We are interested in Digital Interventions yielding screen-based still imagery that uses the legacy and symbolism of books, scrolls, manuscripts, and/or clay tablets as a point of departure.
Historically, the book was a symbol of intellectual life, the vehicle of the communication of history, ideas, and culture. Through the invention of the printing press in the 1400's, the range of readers dramatically broadened due to increased accessibility, a trend which continued into the Industrial Age and the eventual introduction of paperbacks. In the Digital Age, the physical book is even easier to produce and reproduce, but at the same time it has faced a new challenge, as it is no longer the primary means of dissemination of information and concepts.
The Printed Book, as many of us knew it in our youth, is rapidly moving into the sphere of treasured objects that appeal to our full range of senses, even as they remain bearers of culture and information. Books join the territory already populated by medieval manuscripts, ancient scrolls, and even clay tablets. We have come to love them for their physicality, for the actual experience of touching, feeling, and smelling them, as much their content.
The final mode of presentation of the exhibition is screen based still images. Within this framework, artists are encouraged to explore the merging of Digital and Analog, Narrative and Abstraction, or the merging of 2D and 3D, or other creative Digital Interventions based on books.
All Submissions must meet the following specifications:
- Created between 2010 – 2015.
- Sized at a resolution of 1920 pixels x 1080 pixels.
Imagery should fill the screen and artists may add backgrounds or crop to make imagery this size.
- Show evidence of digital techniques at some point in the artistic process.
Digital photography, digital painting, and digital 3D constructions are all equally of interest.
- Presented as 2D works, intended to be seen on the screen as still images.
Works may be derived from 3D works, including 3D works existing in physical form.
- Clear of copyright restrictions.
Visible source material and any other other third-party material must be cleared for use by the copyright holder or be in the public domain. ACM's policy on the use of third-party material can be found at the following link:
- Artists may submit up to 6 images.
- Artists must be members of the on-line Digitial Art Community (DAC) of ACM SIGGRAPH. Membership in DAC is free and participation in this exhibition is also free of charge.
- Artists should include a description of source materials in the artist statement.
This is primarily an on-line exhibition, accessible via the Digital Arts section of the ACM SIGGRAPH website (https://www.siggraph.org/connect/digital-arts).
Works will be displayed in a slide show at SIGGRAPH2015, in the Digital Arts Community area.
Criteria for selection
Works will be selected based upon the following criteria:
- Aesthetic quality of the work.
- Inventive use of digital techniques. Options include, but are not limited to:
- merging digital and analog, creative digital imaging.
- merging of 2D and 3D (2D digital or 3D digital).
- incorporating historic materials and contemporary sensibility, including concepts of patterning, relation of text and image, or tactile qualities.
- Creative Interpretation of the Topic.
- Screen ready work (1920 x 1080).
eBooks and web-page screen shots are outside of the focus of this exhibition.
Membership in the ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Art Community is required.
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Please submit work by March 15, 2015, through this submission form.