Kristoffer Gansing on Wed, 3 Aug 2005 09:18:57 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> [call] The Art of the Overhead

The Art of the Overhead: Call for Overheads
30 Sept - 4 Oct 2005 Copenhagen, Denmark.
Submission deadline August 25, 2005.

The Art of the Overhead is a small festival celebrating artistic
expression in a medium that is almost forgotten in the age of digital
reproduction: the overhead projector. Both an exhibition and a live
event, the project is a part of a series of events in Sweden and
Denmark by the EAT (Sweden) - Experiments in Art & Technology group.

Keynote speaker: Siegfried Zielinski, professor of Media Archaeology
and founding director of the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne.

We are calling for works that engage in the art of overhead
Presentation, Remediation, Illusion and Interaction.

The way that Microsoft's PowerPoint application owes its concept to the
Overhead is a schoolbook example of remediation. Yet, is it possible to
re-capture this "old" media through artistic interpretation in order
create something neither simply "new" nor nostalgic, but a medium for
telling meaningful stories today?

EAT - The Art of the Overhead calls for artists, designers, academics,
media professionals, business managers, culture producers, professional
presenters and storytellers of all kinds to contribute.

Keywords: bullet-lists, clip-arts, flow-charts, diagrams, statistics,
formulas, to the point, results, conclusions, quotes.
Keywords: games, fill in the blanks, hangman, labyrinths, insinuation.
Keywords: remixes, analogue/digital, old and new, media archaeology,
history, PowerPoint.
Keywords: interference, optics, layers, patterns, overlays, traces,
double-vision, split-images, distortions, deformations.

You may submit a single or a series of overhead slides or send us
proposals for installations and performances that incorporate the
use of overhead projection.

Please send your overhead-contributions directly to:
The Art of the Overhead
Att: Kristoffer Gansing
K3 - School of Arts and Communication, Malmö University
205 06 Malmo

OR e-mail proposals for installations and performances to

If you are interested in presenting your submitted overhead live
during the event please state this. The location of the exhibition
and event will be Basement in Copenhagen (next to Vega concert
hall & night club).

Dates are set to September 30 - October 4, with special event and
party on the Saturday of October 1.

Submission deadline is 25th of August 2005.

See our website at for full concept statement,
program and details on our other overhead activities!

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About E.A.T. Sweden - Experiments in Art & Technology
The Art of the Overhead is brought to you by EAT Sweden,
a group of artists and engineers based in Sweden and Denmark
that in its name pays homage to the projects of the late pioneer
Billy Klüver and which works with a critical rethinking of the
relationship between art and technology.

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