here are some recent calls that are very exciting and should also provide some insight into the ways that new media is currently being curated.

October 8, 2007

Colleagues:CFP: SOCIAL FABRICS – LEF Exhibition

Tags:  wearables, wearable-art, wearable-technology,  (if this site is down this weekend please check back next week!!!!!)

Proposals are invited for an event-style exhibition of wearable technology art, to be held at the College Art Association 2008 Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas, sponsored by the Leonardo Education Forum.

Social Fabrics will explore artists’ creative deployments of mobile, socially interconnective media as wearable attire or personal accoutrements.  This event-style exhibition, curated by Patrick Lichty and Susan Ryan, will demonstrate convergences between fashion as expression/statement, and the phenomenology of “network culture.”  Works presented will include technological attire and accessories, as well as works that engage the implications of our contemporary media and fashion driven lifestyles.

Submitted works should be functional (not concept projects) and able to be withstand some level of demonstration by the time of the show.  Designers or their representatives are expected to appear in person to present their work.  The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalog listing the work and presenting a designer’s statement.

Please submit:

-Title of work

-Names and email addresses of all designers

-Brief description of work including

(1) How it interacts with others and/or creates or comments on the digitally enhanced social sphere;

(2) What technologies are utilized; and

(3) How it can be displayed at a modified runway style presentation; and

(4)  Whether or not the artist or an agent (named) can commit to participating in the event in Dallas, Texas, on February 22.

-Photos/sketches/video of project and its presentation (if available)

-Indicate whether or not you would be willing to have visuals from your project appear on the exhibition website

Please email your submission as a single PDF (photos embedded) to:

Video can be sent separately or it can be viewed by us on a website, send URL.

Submission Deadline: October 15 midnight CST: The submissions will be committee reviewed and you will receive a notification on or before November 25.



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