ASPECT Magazine Goes On Location with New Media Art Distribution in Volume 6

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ASPECT publishes Volume 6 of its pioneering DVD Magazine. The theme of the issue is artworks relating to space and location.

Without a fixed physical or temporal locus, ASPECT Magazine maximizes the fluidity of its ephemeral site in Volume 6: On Location. Extending from the momentary to the monumental, terrestrial to celestial, micro to macro, and personal to cultural, this issue explores the vast concept of location.

“Our unique position as an institution with no specific physical domain was the ideal venue for this new media exploration of location,” said Editor Michael Mittelman.

Featuring the work of nationally and internationally known artists, this volume presents Kenseth Armstead’s twist on the classic search for one’s own roots in in_authentic_b (an invisible_cities excerpt) with commentary by Andrew Perchuk, Head of Contemporary Programs and Research at the Getty Research Institute; The C5 Landscape Initiative undertakes rigorous physical and conceptual cross-country treks, with commentary by Christiane Paul, Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts, Whiney Museum of American Art; Richard Clar’s COLLISION II, is a site-specific installation created from orbital debris in space, with commentary by Jean-Luc Soret, Curator and Co-Founder of the International Festival @rtOutsiders, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris; Shelly Eshkar and Paul Kaiser’s interactive projection piece, Pedestrian, explores human motion and identity, with commentary by George Fifield, Founder/Director of the Boston Cyberarts Festival and Curator of New Media at the DeCordova Museum: the site-specific Stedelijk Drawing, a temporary manifestation of invisible electronic signals creating new navigation and boundaries by Pete Gomes, with commentary by Jelle Bouwhuis, Curator, Writer, and Editor at the Stedelijk Museum; a ground-breaking online project by MTAA (M.River & T.Whid Art Associates) entitled the 1 Year Performance Video with commentary by Marisa Olson, Artist, Editor, and Curator at large, Rhizome.org; and Douglas Weathersby’s Environmental Services company crosses boundaries of conceptual art and repair jobs in his recent GSG Office Project, with commentary by James Hull, Founding Director and Curator, Green Street Gallery.

ASPECT Magazine continues to advocate for cutting-edge contemporary artists and their complex array of media. ASPECT is the original and oldest DVD magazine of art, promoting challenging subjects and new channels to experience new media. The art community has taken note — ASPECT can now be found in the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the New Museum (NYC), and the Centre Pompidou, among many other venues.

About ASPECT

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 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.

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