Aspect Magazine Continues to Open New Frontiers in Art Publication and Distribution with Fourth DVD Titled "Text & Language"

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DVD Magazine completes two years of publicating contemporary new media art.

After four issues Aspect Magazine continues it vision to advocate cutting-edge contemporary artists and their creative mediums. Aspect Magazine is the original and oldest DVD magazine for artists. Although other digital publications have emerged since the inaugural issue in fall 2002, Aspect has continued its leadership position by both promoting challenging subjects and new channels to experience New Media art. The art community has taken note and issues of Aspect Magazine can now be found in the Museum of Modern Art and the New Museum in New York City, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, the Centre National d'Art et Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in London..

With volume four, “Text & Language” already released, Aspect is nearing completion of its fifth issue, titled “Joie De Vivre”. This issue will feature artists working with humor, levity and lightheartedness in their art. In addition to new thought provoking content, Aspect Magazine has sponsored an Educator’s Forum where art teachers and instructors can share ideas and lesson plans. Also, Aspect Magazine has started to work with individual artists in order to best capture their New Media art on DVD. Received with great success was Douglas Weathersby’s featured DVD release “Environmental Services: Projects for TV”.

“Educators, galleries, and curators are all finding value in the art content and how the DVD complements the art experience” notes founder and Editor Michael Mittelman. Because the full effect of kinetic art, time-based art, experienced-based art, and installation art usually requires a viewer's presence, traditional print media has proved inadequate in bringing such works to a wider public. Using a DVD format to showcase these works of new media art, Aspect creates a virtual museum experience in the home or classroom.

Curators and galleries can keep abreast of artwork from around the world that is re-defining and extending the boundary of new media art. Similarly, for educators, Aspect represents a unique opportunity to teach works of art from an archival, affordable, and easy to use medium. Showing video of artwork replaces the still icon of the slide with more direct, comprehensive documentation of art that incorporates movement, sound or interactivity. The audio commentary by curators and critics adds another level of understanding of the works, beyond the video provided by the artist.

Aspect Magazine is a biannual DVD publication highlighting 5-10 artworks, and includes in-depth information on the artists. Additionally, an optional audio track commentary accompanies each piece. Aspect Magazine forges a new and vital connection between artists, viewers and collectors of art.

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