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"Submissions Sought From New York-Area Artists: SECOND ANNUAL REEL NEW YORK WEB, A SHOWCASE FOR WEB ARTISTS"
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New York, NY,
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REEL NEW YORK, Thirteen/WNETs annual series of local independent film and
video, and wNetStation (www.thirteen.org), Thirteens award-winning Web
site, this spring will launch the second annual REEL NEW YORK WEB, an
online showcase of outstanding Web-based work by artists in the New York
The showcase is being presented in conjunction with REEL NEW YORK,
Thirteens annual TV series of outstanding independent film and video made
by artists in the New York metropolitan area. Together, these two
showcases from Thirteen present an expanded view of cutting-edge new media
in the New York area.
Up to a dozen works will be selected for the Web art showcase, which goes
online in June 2000. Each artist will receive a $500 honorarium and their
work and biography will be featured. Nominations will be accepted from
the general public, Web artists and organizations through a form on
wNetStation or via email. Nominations will also be made by Thirteen staff
and advisers. Final selections will be made jointly by Carl Goodman,
Curator of Digital Media at the American Museum of the Moving Image in
Queens, N.Y., who is serving as curatorial consultant to the project, and
Anthony Chapman, Director of wNetStation and Online Programs at Thirteen,
with input and assistance from the REEL NEW YORK WEB Advisory Board.
If you have a work that you would like to enter, please submit your entry
via the REEL NEW YORK site (www.thirteen.org/reelnewyork) or by sending
email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your
name, phone number, email address, and Web address where your work
resides. To be considered, submissions must include contact information
and the work must meet the criteria described below. No other forms of
media will be accepted. The deadline for submissions is February 25,
In order to highlight Web-based art whose independent vision most closely
resembles the independent vision of the films/videotapes presented in the
TV series, REEL NEW YORK WEB has specified some broad criteria for the Web
art to be considered. The work must:
-- be designed for, and currently available, on the Web;
-- be created primarily by artist(s) residing in the New York metropolitan area;
-- be the result of an independent, not a corporate, vision;
-- creatively employ the capabilities and limitations of the Web as a medium for expression;
-- be able to be linked to directly.
Selected artists will be contacted after March 17, 2000. REEL NEW YORK
WEB will premiere online in June 2000.
REEL NEW YORK WEBs Advisory Board is made up of prominent members of the
metropolitan arts community. They include: Kathy Brew of Thundergulch,
Kevin Duggan of the New York Foundation for the Arts, Carl Goodman of the
American Museum of the Moving Image, Cheryl Harris of Northstar
Interactive, Carol Parkinson of Harvestworks, Beth Rosenberg of Eyebeam
Atelier, and Sarah Tucker of Dia Center of the Arts.
Season Five of the REEL NEW YORK television series begins in early June,
only on Thirteen, and airs for eight weeks. REEL NEW YORK WEB will be
online for two years.
wNetStation will also present a Web companion to the television series, as
it has for several seasons past, with video clips from the films and
videos, interviews with and photos of the filmmakers, a printable festival
calendar, and resources for artists. Check it out online beginning in
early June on wNetStation.
REEL NEW YORK WEB is partially supported by the New York State Council on
the Arts, a state agency.