Applications for AA complete

We are happy that we got in such a short time confirmation from artists living all over the globe to take part in AMERIKA.ART. All 16 rooms that GEM PREIZ created for the travel from AMERIKA to the AFTERLIFE are taken and we can close the year 2020 with a happy message.

We are well aware that the listing may change until 2022 when the art show happens. Each artist will be assisted during the creation process so we will get the most out of the project, one that has many layers.

You see N.N. That stands for an artist Kisma [Juliette] invited personally. This artist is right now on holiday, so let us wait for the update. For now congrats to:

ART EAMES, GERMANY — BRYN OH, CANADA  — GEM PREIZ, FRANCE — GLYPH GRAVES, AUSTRALIA — ILYRA CHARDIN, USA — JAELLE FAERYE, FRANCE — KERUPA FLOW, JAPAN — KISMA REIDLING, USA — MOLLY BLOOM, USA — RAGE DARKSTONE, USA — SH TUTTI, IRELAND — STORMY SCORPIO, USA — TERRA MERHYEM, FRANCE –THOTH JANTZEN, USA — XIRANA OXIMOXI, SPAIN.

Artist for particle creation in Amerika Art: DELAIN CANUCCI, NETHERLANDS. Delain set her contribution to CC-BY. This license is the one Wikipedia uses for its content.

Artist for the machinima of Amerika Art: WIZARDOZ CHROME, ITALY. She created the machinima for 1Biennale, for THE FAKED in THE WRONG and for Santorini Biennale IMMERSIVIA 2016.

AA IN A NUTSHELL

We are often asked, “Can you condense it all?”

AMERIKA.ART

About 400 years ago the Pilgrims followed the call to reach out to a new world. Now another call to set an imprint of mankind is made, to travel to a new world. The name of this world differs, how it will look differs, how it will feel differs, how mankind will live in it differs. There have been pioneers ahead with the vision to create a time capsule and to carry the words of the chosen ones to the future.

Reiner Schneeberger (born 1957) claimed Art Blue as his avatar name for the passage into a virtual world and his mentor, Herbert W. Franke (born 1927), gave him the right to include parts of his legacy in the field of digital art and to create an award named Sergius Both, which was a pen-name Franke used for a novel he wrote in 1963. This novel, Planet Der Verlorenen (Planet of the Lost), ends with heading into outer space, “to boldly go where no one has gone before.”

Sergius Both Award

At the Award ceremony in Amerika, where the Sergius Both Award will be given for algorithmic and machine AI art, Franke will read the final passage from Planet of the Lost, expressing that the Digital Dawn, the travel to the unknown has just begun. A copy of the machine will be made available for the audience giving them a pre-scripted version on a stick. [Details will be worked out with the artists. The historical link is THE MONDRIAN machine, programmed by Herbert W. Franke in 1979, re-coded in 2016].

FIELDS OF AA

There are three major fields that are addressed in the Amerika Art Interbiennale: Immersionskunst (Immersive art), Building, Scripting and Painting. In each category an award will be given. This carries forward the already established Immersivia award by Santorini Biennale. In 2014 a digital division was installed that evolved through 2016 and 2018 to become an internationally recognised division as Immersionskunst (Interactive Immersive Art).

The Long-Legged Maskitt Award.

This award comes with a bronze statue made by the Canadian artist Bryn Oh. It covers the category Immersionskunst and Building. The award was first given at 1Biennale 2018 IMMERSIVIA at Santorini.

TT Award.

The Tillo-Tallo Award goes for real-life painters who chose a virtual reality realm to present their work, a category that reaches forward in time. One painting — or a shot done in the virtual world where the paintings are — will be printed on paper and a copy handed out to the visitors of Amerika Art in the village of Amerika.

Who is TT and why Art Blue decided to create this award will be uncovered one day before the Award ceremony in the gallery N40 in Leipzig, Germany with a Grand Opening of TT’s work.

Artists

Some artists followed the early call, some have been personally invited. The open call is now closed. The ones listed have confirmed their commitment and are heading to present their work until June 2021. Then the tuning and the technical alignments will be done. Book creation and the machinima by WizardOz Chrome will happen in late 2021. The Event-Table for 2022 to happen in Amerika and the city of Penig will follow — depending on travel restrictions due to the Corona Crisis it might be May 2022. [Please have a look at the slides presented at OSCC20 on December 5th, 2020 when the call WE ARE GOING TO AMERIKA was made.]

Creative Commons

The collection shown in Amerika Art will be conserved, in other words, a backup is made and the objects and scriptures are kept alive. The Terms of Service [TOS] are fitting for this purpose. All artists retain full copyrights on their work and through the Creative Commons Licence have the ability to set the permissions if they choose to share any or all portions of their work with visitors from CC-BY-NC-ND up to CC-0.

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