ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art, a biannual DVD publication, is currently accepting submissions of work for Volume 14: Middle East. From ancient times to the contemporary moment, this region is a crucible of cultural, religious, economic, political and strategic import. We seek new media work focused on any aspect of this sensitive region, and are specifically interested in work generated in the Middle East, but will consider all work focused on the topic. We will review installation, video, performance, sound, and any other work best documented in time-based format.

The staff of ASPECT is asking artist/commentator pairs to submit proposals of time-based work made in, or focused on, the Middle East. Commentators may be curators, historians, critics, or educators who can offer a distinct perspective on the work. Due to the format of the publication, the criteria for selection will include both the qualifications of the commentator and the quality of the work submitted. Audio recordings of the commentary will be assembled after the submissions have been selected.

Submissions should include:

  • Video documentation of a work or small group of works by a single artist (no more than 15 minutes in length)
  • A brief (100 word) statement regarding the submitted work
  • Resume of the artist
  • Contact information for the commentator and artist
  • Resume of the commentator
  • Brief notes outlining the proposed commentary w/ respect to theme

Submissions must be received by APRIL 15, 2009 and sent to:
ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art
46 Waltham Street, suite 103
Boston, MA 02118
617.695.0500

All artists will be contacted via email regarding their submission no later than May 15, 2009

Company Information – The mission of ASPECT is to foster a deeper and more intimate understanding of contemporary new media art by expanding access, education, and distribution of the genre. ASPECT pioneered DVD distribution of artworks and continues to set the standard for new media art publishing and distribution. ASPECT Magazine is a biannual DVD magazine of new media art. Each issue highlights 5-10 artists working in new media whose works are best documented in video or sound, including in-depth information on the artists and commentary by distinguished curators and critics. Individual issues and subscriptions are available directly from the ASPECT web site.