Thursday, 31 March 2011
12-Pages Online Project Space Call for Submissions - Issue 6
Edited by Charley Peters and Paul Mendez, this issue aims to capture the state of movement, form and gesture in contemporary art practice.
MOVEMENT is the title of New Order's 1981 debut album. Released just eighteen months after the suicide of Ian Curtis, it represented the action of the remaining band members to regroup and evolve, capturing both the detritus of what had occurred and the seeds of what was forthcoming.
MOVEMENT implies performativity. Whether it incorporates the whole body, as in the case of dance, or just part(s) of it, artists have investigated the effects of movement in their works since natural dyes were first used on cave walls. The drawings of Henri Matisse, for example, uncover a lifetime's approach to his stated desire to 'reconceive in simplicity'. The direct and honest marks left by him are a testament to his belief that drawing is the most intimate means of artistic activity - that it is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.'
The need to make marks, record our experiences visually or indulge our desires to leave a physical impression on the world is part of our makeup as human beings. The simple movement of mark-making instruments across a surface and the traces left behind is as old as humanity itself, and will endure forever as a record of what has been and an anticipation of what is to come next.
MOVEMENT (Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus) NOUN 1 an act or the process of moving. 2 a group of people who share the same aims and ideas: the women's movement. 3 a trend or development. 4 (movements) a person's activities during a particular period of time. 5 a main division of a musical work. 6 the moving parts of a mechanism, especially a clock or watch.
SYNONYMS 1 motion, move; gesture, sign, signal; acton, activity. 2 transportation, shifting, conveyance, moving, transfer. 3 group, party, faction, wing, lobby, camp; division, sect, cult. 4 campaign, crusade, drive, push, initiative. 5 development, change, fluctuaion, variation. 6 trend, tendency, drift, swing, shift; march. 7 progress, development, change, advance, improvement. 8 part, section, division; act.
relating to movement - kinetic
fear of movement - kinetophobia
Please submit all works related to MOVEMENT to firstname.lastname@example.org. View the submission guidelines here.