Call for Entry – Sound Device as Sculpture at Root Division in S.F.

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Root Division in San Francisco is holding a call for entry on the topic of Sound Devices as Sculpture.
The Deadline for Submission is January 5, 2008
The curators are interested in showcasing original devices, processes, and appropriations used for making sound. We are soliciting submissions from various fields: music, visual art, performance and computing. We will select pieces in terms of their sculptural and conceptual qualities rather than musical viability. We are interested primarily in mechanical or material solutions whose formal qualities emerge from their sound making intention. The sculpture doesnt necessarily need to produce a sound but it should be implied that the object might once have or could produce a sound.
Questions of interest:
Can sound be implied in a sculptural object?
What are the conceptual componants used to make a sound?
How do the sculptural qualities emerge from the sound function?
Is the sound present or absent? Is it precise, imprecise, or failed?
Is a specialist needed to use the device?
Does the viewer complete the sound object?
Can the public can choose when and for how long to participate?
Is there poetic or sometimes destructive residue to mark the memory of a sound?
Does the device bridge different disciplines in interesting ways?
Deadline:  January 5, 2008
Notification: January 15, 2008
Exhibition: March 2008
Please submit the following in the body of an email:
3-5 jpgs no larger than 800px
URL for additional media (sound or video)
a brief description of the work
a bio or resumé
Please do not attach text documents or media over 1MB.
You may submit completed work or proposal drawings along with exemplary recent work.
For more information on this Call for entry please visit:
http://www.rootdivision.org/030808.html
Or contact or view:
ROOT DIVISION
3175 17th Street (at South Van Ness)
San Francisco, CA 94110
415.863.7668

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