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July 31st – August 31st 2015
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Net-Working Lab

>> Above is the direct link to the actual lab, where the tree grows and the artists gather.

Our local gallery “Galerie im Kornhaus” will become a “laboratory”. This summer, we’ll not close up, but work and experiment together with you! By saying “you”, we don’t just refer to the members of our art club “Gmünder Kunstverein e.V.”, but to EVERY ARTIST ALL OVER THE WORLD!

To work together, we’ll use the internet, of course. What we’re growing, is a “Tree of Art”, if you will. Everyone who practices ART IN ANY FORM (from sculpture, painting and photography to music, performance and even literature) is invited to work with us.

To participate, just fill in the form here. How does it work? And what happens after you submitted the form:

PART ONE: “The Trunk”
32 artists have been chosen from all forms we received until June 15th 2015. Don’t worry: Keep sending us forms after that date, as described above, every artist may participate!

The 32 chosen artists are:
31. 07. Dippmann Ivonne, Israel
01. 08. Hubert Minsch, Germany
02. 08. Thomas Raschke, Sweden
03. 08. Gary Whitfield, USA
04. 08. Alkie Osterland, Germany
05. 08. Tom Schlang, Germany
06. 08. Mollyrokk, Germany
07. 08. Andreas Christian Beck, Germany
08. 08. Anke Vos, Germany
09. 08. Aeris Mercuria, Canada
10. 08. Bianca Ott, Switzerland
11. 08. Lucy Faer, Germany
12. 08. AnasthaZia, Germany
13. 08. Klaus Ripper, Germany
14. 08. Marlis Ulrich, Germany
15. 08. CrossingBorders, Germany
16. 08. Kitsuna Li, Germany
17. 08. Michael Dienelt, Germany
18. 08. Amyna E. Wolf, Germany
19. 08. [ BUSCHWERK ], Germany
20. 08. Thomas Faupel, Germany
21. 08. Falko E. Karic, Germany
22. 08. Jov T. Keisar, Germany
23. 08. Oliver Keitz, Germany
24. 08. Stefanie Reling, Germany
25. 08. Cat Mason, Germany
26. 08. Ana Isabel Fontes Correia, UK
27. 08. Wizz McCay, Germany
28. 08. Dee Jernigan, USA
29. 08. BD, Germany
30. 08. Getsêmane, Brazil
31. 08. Rene Rexin, Germany

More information about the artists you can find here, in their profiles. These 32 artists will create the artworks of the trunk of our Art(ifical) Tree. Each of them has been assigned one day – 24 hours.

Three to five days after a work is submitted, the artist may submit the artwork info as a comment. This description may include any of the following: title, technique and media used, reaction process, meaning, thoughts on the project. Share your creativity with the world. following: technique and media used, reaction process, meaning, thoughts on the project. Share your creativity with the world.

PART TWO: “The Branches”
If you weren’t chosen for PART ONE or have submitted your form after June 15th – even if you submit it NOW – it’s your turn now! This part starts on August 1st.

The day – 24 hours – after an artwork of The Trunk has been submitted, any participant may create a work in reaction to it. Whether your reaction is an interpretation, a transfer or translation to another medium, a continuation, an abstraction, a reduction or any other kind of process that is based on (a part of) the previous artwork, is up to you.

After you finished your work (but before midnight at the latest), you submit it on our web platform. It or in some cases, a visualization, will be printed in a standard format and put one above the other to form “The Trunk”. Additionally, it will be printed, displayed on a screen, played, etc. in the gallery. When the gallery is filled and a new work of the same medium is submitted, the oldest is removed. However, the works remain in the tree and on the website during the experiment. The website will also be accessible from the gallery for visitors.

The rules for the artwork info are the same as in PART ONE.

These artworks will form the branches, as their representing prints are put next the part of the trunk, it is a reaction to. Some of them will be chosen to be (dis)played in the gallery as well. All of them will be presented on the website.

PART THREE: “The Twigs”
This part starts on August 2nd. Now there a greater number of artworks to choose from. Join by submitting your form NOW!

The day – 24 hours – after an artwork of The Branches has been submitted, any participant may create a work in reaction to it, as described in PART TWO. The rules for the artwork info are the same as in PART ONE.

These artworks will form the twigs, as their representing prints are put next the part of the respective branch, it is a reaction to. Some of them will be chosen to be (dis)played in the gallery as well. All of them will be presented on the website.

PART FOUR: “The Leaves (in the Wind)”
This part starts on August 3rd. Now, the growth of the tree can be seen already. Join by submitting your form NOW!

One work was not enough? You can’t wait for your assigned day? Not a single artwork has caught your interest, but an entire branch or the whole tree (so far)? Then this is your turn!

Anytime during the experiment (from August 3rd on), a work in reaction to a branch and one of its twigs may be created, submitted and commented by any participant. These works will become the leaves growing on the twigs. Some of them will be chosen to be (dis)played in the gallery as well. All of them will be presented on the website.

There is more: if you’re inspired by the synthesis of art, a work in reaction to the whole (to a point) may be created, submitted and commented by any participant. These works will be the leaves in the wind, being outside the whole and part of it at the same time. Works, which are an abstraction or reduction of the whole, will become the fallen leaves at the roots of the tree.

Gesamtkunstwerk
Be a part of something great, join in the experiment of our art lab! (Net)Work with artists from all over the world on one great work of art. Make people enjoy, make people think, make a difference – “Earth” without “art” is just “eh”…

SPREAD THE WORD!
The more you share this project, the more diversity will be there to react to and people who are inspired by your work. Remember, that you’re not competing. Every artist can participate! And of course, there will be a greater audience…

Any questions? Read our FAQ
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The Host: Gmünder Kunstverein e. V., art club & gallery.
The Mad Scientists: Tom Schlang & Amyna E. Wolf

Special Events:
The Seed is Sown (online) JUL 31st
Vernissage (gallery) AUG 7th, 19h
Intermezzo (gallery) AUG 14th, 19h
Finissage (gallery + online) AUG 30th 15h – 31st 0h

Gallery opening hours:
Tuesday – Friday 14-17h
Saturday 10-14h
see also special dates
or make an appointment via fastFORWARD@art.aewolf.net

 

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